Thursday, February 15, 2018

Valentines Day Post #2 - LOVE you

Hello again!
I had the day off yesterday and got to spend some good 
crafty time to myself in my craft room yesterday 
(when I wasn't following my sick hubby around with the Lysol can). 

I'm back with a second post to share the card 
I made for my sweet daughter for Valentine's Day.
details: Mini Monster stamp set by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
Papers and larger red enamel hearts by Doodlebug Design. 
Die cut "love" and tiny enamel hears by Stampin' Up! 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenges “Anything goes”
and

I appreciate that you came to visit my blog today!
Thanks so much and have an awesome crafty day! 
Hugs! D

Valentines' Day 2018 - My Feelings for You are STRONG

Hello sweet friends!
Did you have a good Valentine's Day?
We kept it low key this year.  I had planned
to make a special dinner since I had the day off
but then the hubster woke up with the flu. 
Poor guy!  I followed him around everywhere he 
went with the Lysol spray - LOL.  Very romantic, right?!
 I'm so freaked out abut getting this as I'm starting a 
new job on Tuesday and I need to stay well.  
Hopefully we will have our dinner on Friday.

Today I'd like to share the card I made for my husband.  
Details: heart beat die cut and Stay Strong stamp set 
and coordinating sugar cut are from SugarPea Designs

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
(I used the sketch and the hearts for inspiration)
Body Building/Power Lifting = sport
Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
Hugs and happy crafting! D

Monday, February 12, 2018

Happy 50th Birthday

Hello friends - Happy Monday!
Friday was my middle sister's 50th birthday
and here is the card I made to help her celebrate 
this momentous occasion.  
the inside says ..."Like WHY did I walk into this room?!"
I tried to break it to her gently that yes this does happen
(and far more often than I'd like to admit) - haha!

This fun sentiment is from a set by Stampin' Up! called 
FIVE FOR ALL. 

I used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #323
for the layout and the main color of pink because
well, because....I love pink lol!

I'd also like to enter this card in the following challenges:
(see the three little candles in the top corner?)
Cupcake Inspiration Challenges CIC439 - photo inspiration
(color the pink frosting on the cupcakes)

That's all for today folks.  Thanks so much for popping in
to visit me again.  Crafty hugs to each of you! D

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Fairy Princess Emma (Paper Nest Dolls)

Well hello lovelies so happy you are here to visit me! 
  I think that was the fastest January on record in 
all of my 50+ years on this earth!  Whoosh... suddenly
it's "Welcome to February"  LOL! 

I've been taking kind of a crafting and blogging break lately.
I've managed to do a little coloring here and there for
but haven't been able to get a creation finished due to 
lack of time, energy and MOJO (sad face). 

BUT...I recently won a really awesome prize package
from Christine Young of Paper Nest Dolls that included
some awesome Echo Park papers, a Wink of Stella pen
and enamel dots (as well as a couple stamp/die sets)
and this beautiful digital image called 
Fairy Princess Emma.  After coloring her up the other
night for The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge, I found
myself in my craft room today actually finishing a project!! 
So Excited! It sure did feel good to get crafty again!
Thanks so much Christine (big puffy heart)!

Here's my finished card - hope you like it!

My layout design is from Sketch Saturday #500 
They are having very special celebration for the
500th Sketch at Sketch Saturday and 
The Paper Nest Dolls is one of the very 
generous sponsors offering a prize of 3 digital images
(like Princess Emma!!)  

I'm also entering this card in these challenges as well:

Thanks so much for visiting me today!  I'm off to 
watch another episode of Grey's Anatomy with 
my darling daughter (she has gotten me addicted)! 
Hugs and happy crafting! D

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - January 2018 Sneak Peek

Hello sweet friends and followers! 
Welcome to Day ONE of the first release of 2018

Before I tell you about this amazing stamp set being featured 
today I'd like to digress just a tiny bit and share some other 
news with you.  After four years of being a Krafty Girl
I decided to step down for a while and catch up on 
all the other things in my non-crafty life that have been 
needing more of my attention.  This was such a difficult
decision for me because I love, love, LOVED being a 
Krafty Girl and my wonderful Krafty teamies - but
sometimes real life has to take precedent and 
that doesn't mean I can't still sometimes play along!!
I'll always be one of Kraftin' Kimmie's biggest fans!

 So...back to this new release.
I'm delighted to be a guest designer for today's release peek
 which is an amazing winter set by artist, Annie Rodrigue
called STACEY SLAPSHOT!  I just adore her!

I'd love to enter this card in the following challenges:

This strong girl stamp set comes with one large main image 
and FIVE awesome sentiments!!

 Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday 
afternoon at 1pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the FOUR 
NEW clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes 
and having tons of krafty fun! There's a GIVEAWAY
of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page! 
The winners will be announced at the party so don't miss it!

PLUS  there's a Winter Krafty Krop running all day on Saturday
 on the Krafty Friends facebook page with challenges, prizes and
lots of fun so we hope you can join us! The fun starts at 10am EST 
If you can't join us during the day, the challenges will be open 
for a full week so everyone has a chance to WIN!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

12 Krafty Days of Khristmas Wrap Up (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps) and 2017 Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday friends and followers!
Congrats for making it past Monday lol!
Have you been following the 
12 Krafty Days of Khristmas
event at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps/Challenges?

Each day we've been featuring one of the 
stamp sets released each month during 2017.
You can see my posts for Day Two here 
and for Day Nine here

Today I'm featuring one of the stamp sets from
November 2017 called A BREW-TIFUL DAY
(with a little extra accessories from Shake it Up)
I made some special gift bags for my co-workers
and friends by stamping all over some muslin bags
(one of them I then colored in with my copic markers)
and adding a coordinating tag.  Each gift has a small bag of
ground coffee and special winter/Christmas chocolates.

I also made one special little bag for a friend who doesn't
like coffee (the horror) using cocoa mix, a peppermint
and chocolate covered cookie stick (YUM!)
and some awesome large snowflake marshmallows
(one just can't have cocoa without marshmallows!).
 

here's a couple close ups of the coffee bags
(I apologize for the poor lighting on the photos )


I'm also sharing these gifts in these awesome challenges:
2017 Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop (my third entry)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges - Gift it!
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - #273 Anything But a Card
Little Red Wagon Challenge #422 Holiday Tags & Gift Card Holders
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Christmas/Winter Holidays
Use Your Stuff #292 - Christmas is Coming

Thanks so much for visiting me today!  Happy holidays to
each and every one of you.  May your days be merry and bright!

Monday, December 11, 2017

2017 Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop - Card #2

Hi again!  I'm back with my second card for the 
2017 Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.
It's only the 3rd day of this fun hop and there are already
well over 400 entries and 80 sponsors - WOW!

This time I'm using a sweet bear and his favorite mug
of coffee (or cocoa) from Neat and Tangled 
(one of the hop's Super Sponsors) called 
BEARY MERRY (and coordinating dies). 
The sentiment is from Santa's Wonderland.  
I colored the bear on kraft paper with copics and then 
used the coordinating die.  The paper is from my Doodlebug
Designs stash - I love to use pink on my Christmas cards.

I'm also entering the following challenges:
I used Sketch #403 from September for my layout

Thanks again for visiting me!  I'll have one more post in the 
morning with some special coffee/cocoa treat bags and tags
to share with you but for now I need to be off to bed
for my beauty rest.  Tomorrow I'll also start hopping myself
and leaving some love for other CLBH crafters.  Hugs! D