Sunday, May 3, 2015

Leave a Little Sparkle

Happy Sunday, I hope today finds you happy and well. I for one am going to go crawl into bed and take a lovely nap, it's a little overcast today and threatening rain, (I'm hoping for a downpour!)  I don't think there are many things that are better than a Sunday afternoon nap....at least at this point in my life, maybe that's just cuz I'm getting older, but hey, I guess that's one of the perks!

 I want to share a card I made for a few challenges and really wanted to play with this darling stamp from Sugar Pea Designs called Fairy Sweet.  I totally love fairies and anything in the fantasy world and this one is just so sweet!

For my card I used a circle base, the I colored the image with copics and cut it out with a stitched circle die, stamped one of the sentiments and punched that out, added some stars from the stamp set and paper stars as well.  I also used Wink of Stella on her wand and wings!




I would like to enter the following challenges:
Sugar Pea Designs-ATG
Your Next Stamp-Color inspiration (blue, green, pink)


Little Miss Muffets-Circles
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps-Wonderful Wednesday ATG
Come and Get it Challenge-Female
Crafty Gals Corner-Polka dots and stripes
Cute Card Thursday-Use a sentiment
Polkadoodles-Anything but Square

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Sending Birthday Wishes and some real life stuff..

I haven't done much lately with card making....I've been kind of taking a break and doing more reading, more coloring classes and spending time with my family.

My family has really been going through some challenges, as all families do, but this is where I know my time is needed.  I will craft, scrap and card make as I have time, some times I will have more time and at others....less time.  My daughter just recently moved out and over to my mom and dads, which leaves me with at least half of her room to convert into a scrappy space, I've got most of it done and set up and I LOVE it!  Ash being over at my mom and dads is a nice safe baby step for her to being more independent and also she can be there to help my mom.  My mom was diagnosed last Oct 2014 with ALS and we have been dealing with and trying to accept what that means.

But for today, I do have a card to share, I've had this cutie penguin colored up for awhile and used the sketch over at Sugar Pea Designs to get him on a card!

Here is my card


                                                                      and the sketch!
                                                                   

I colored with copics, used a big chevron stamp for the background and the arrow image from the
Happy Mail stamp set

I would like to enter the following challenges:

+Sugar Pea Designs-Sketch
+Simon Says Stamp-CAS
Sieze the Birthday-ATG or make background
+Crafty Catz-Things with Wings
+Sentimental Sundays-Animal Love
Crazy 4 Challenges-penguin/bird

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Birthday Wishes

I hope you are all having a beautiful Sunday....I have a card to share today using this darling mailbox from the Happy Mail set from Sugar Pea Designs.  I used the mailbox, some letters to put in the mailbox ( I cut a slit in the mailbox and slipped in two letters) a package and the sentiment.  I colored with copics, the clouds are dies from Lawn Fawn and the card is from a packaged set of card and envelope blanks I picked up for %75 off at Michaels.

                           I just love this stamp set and will definitely be using this a lot in the future.



                                          I would like to enter the following challenges:
                                                       +Sugar Pea Designs-sketch
                                                           
                                                             
                                                        +Loves Rubberstamps-ATG
                                                       + MarkerPop-ATG



Thursday, April 9, 2015

You are the MAN!!

Hey all, I'm sharing a card made with this cute little super hero from A RANDOM FAN, I'm thinking this will be perfect for my nephews birthday, he'll be 11 and will get a kick out of this image!  It reminds me of Captain Underpants!!LOL

I only used cardstock and the sentiment is stamped and then I inked around the edges.  Really simple & really easy, I think it's hard (at least for me) to make elaborate male cards.  I don't think many would appreciate all the embellishments anyway..!  The stars are part of the MFT Blueprints 13 as is the pinked circle, and I colored with copics.


I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Cards 4 Guys-Superhero
+MarkerPop-ATG



Friday, April 3, 2015

Bee Grateful

I'm sharing my cover page for my gratitude journal which is part of a challenge that my friend
Leslie Ackman is having on her blog and FB page.  I am hoping to get in all 30 days and not start strong and then fizz out half way through....which is my usual pattern.

I love the idea of writing down a few things each day that I find I'm grateful for, they can be very simple, one word, a sentence or paragraph, but keeping it simple will probably help me stick with this every day.  I bought a ATC size sketchbook from Michaels and got my cover page done.  I have written down my day 1 and 2 gratitudes and will have to get caught up with my pages today.

For my cover  I used pattern paper to cover the sketchbook page and then used this stunning image from Simply B Stamps...it was the image used in one of Alyce's (Kit N Clowder) color alongs that she used to do, I'm not sure it's still available.  I used Lawn Fawn hearts die cuts and some letter stickers for my title.  I also watered down some gesso and spattered it all over.

I hope you like it and will check out Leslie's challenge and join us on the FB page Mind.Body.Soul-Art Journaling



I would like to enter the following challenges:

+CRAFT challenge-Inspiration Photo
+The Pink Elephant-ATG
+Pile It On-Spring/Easter
Sentimental Sundays-Spring Flowers
Crazy 4 Challenges-Think Spring
+Brown Sugar-Use Glitter (hearts)




Saturday, March 28, 2015

24 Carrot Friend-


Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them so you can WIN a $10 gift card to the Shop!! Show us your stuff!!
Have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends fb group?? It's the best place to keep up with all of the goings on as well as sharing YOUR creations and getting inspired by other Krafty Friends' creations!!!
In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a Sketch. The sketch will last all month long and if you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if ya need it!


                                                         

Now create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp or any other stamp and be sure to use our THEME as a starting point for your creation!!! You will have until April 3rd at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in!
Pull out those fabby stamps and play along! Have some krafty fun and join us this week!!


I used the sketch from I {heart} Sketches
Sketch102


I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Polkadoodles-Use a die
Simon Says Stamp -work it Wednesday
+The Pink Elephant- Inspiration pic
+Little Miss Muffet-Spring Colors

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday with Kraftin' Kimmie

It's Wonderful Wednesday time!! We hope you can play along!! As always....it's ANYTHING GOES!! Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!!

I used one of the new sentiments from the Rain or Shine set and tried my hand at a mixed media type card.  The jury is still out on it, but it sure was fun playing with paint again.....I think I'll keep this style for my art journals!.  I love the sentiment, this set has some really awesome ones, you can find them HERE!


Have you seen the announcement for the next Kraft Day with Kimmie?!? Tune in to the Krafty Friends FB page for info, and all things Krafty!
In addition to NEW stamps, there are MORE Coffee Kits available! You've seen the AMAZING inspiration samples from the DT... there are TONS of uber-cute goodies in here! The last time Kimmie listed these kits they sold out QUICK! There are limited quantities. Get yours before they are gone again!
We want EVERYONE to be able to play along so your submission can use ANY stamp and can be any theme, any style, any design and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item....you name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until January 6th at midnight! At the end of the month one random winner will be chosen from all the submissions for the whole month and will receive a $20 Gift Card to the shop!!! What do you think.....wanna WIN?? Let's see your krafty stuff!!
In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a Sketch. The sketch will last all month long and if you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if ya need it!


I would like to enter the following challenges:
+Cupcake Inspiration-Black, pink, yellow
+Crafty Gals Corner-ATG
Simon Says Stamp-ATG
+Loves Rubber Stamps-Create own background

                               

Monday, March 23, 2015

Fishing for Kisses

It's Monday................Yay!! I'm sharing a little tag/project I made with the Gone Fishing stamp set from Paperie Ink.  I made a little tag and put it around a clear gift box filled with Swedish Fish.  I used a little washi, colored the worm and words with distress markers and  also the background was done with distress ink and my water brush.  I hope you like it and head over to Paperie Ink to check out the fun/cute stamp sets, they are really versatile!