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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Saturday Challenge at Kraftin Kimmie!

Hello!

It's time for another challenge at Kraftin Kimmie!  This week's challenge is to use 3 die cuts/punches. Hope you join in with us so you can  have a chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop!! Show us your stuff!! In keeping in line with the rest of our challenges (Wonderful Wednesday and our NEW Krafty Scrappy Challenge), we will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card!! You can enter as many times per month as you'd like!!You can find all the info over on the blog

 
For my Guest DT inspiration card, I decided to use Rosie Fairy.  Isn't she just adorable.  I have to tell you, this has become my new favorite stamp!  From the beautiful rose to her wings and that little polka dot headband is just too cute!  Love it!  I recently ordered some new square dies so I wanted to try them out on this project.  The Gina Marie X stitched die is amazing!  Just look how yummy it is!  I will definitely be ordering all the other shapes as well!  For my 3 dies, I used the Scallop Square die from Sizzix, the X stitched die from Gina Marie, and the banner punch from Stampin Up (possibly my favorite punch of all time). 

 
Here's a closer look:
 
 
 
Hope you'll play along; I can't wait to see what you come up with! 
 
A couple of Krafty reminders:
 
 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!!!
 
Frugal Friday specials are up in the Krafty Store! This is a GREAT way to score some of those stamps on your wish list at a fabulous price!!!


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day! 
 
Card Details:
Patterned Paper: Summer Bliss
Scallop Square Die: Spellbinders
X Stitched Square Die: Gina Marie
Button: My Stash
Glitter: Stickles
Banner Punch: Stampin Up
Ribbon: Daffodil Delight Stampin Up
Butterfly Charm: My Stash
Enamel Dots: The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
Copic Markers (skin) E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20 (hair) E42, E44, E49 (flower) E08, YR68, YR18, YR12 (image) Y13, Y19, Y26, BG32, BG49, RV21, RV34, RV19, YG21, YG23, G99, G29
 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday Snail Mail

Hello!  It's Wonderful Wednesday again at Kraftin Kimmie!!! As always....it's ANYTHING GOES!! So break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!!...

Today, I have a sweet little card using Snail Mail to share. You can find the set HERE in the store.  Isn't this little girl just adorable!!!  I love the little flower in her hair, and her little socks and loafers.  Just too cute!!!  And look at that tiny little lady bug!  I can't even!  As always, I colored her up with Copics although I don't have the colors to share with you.  It's been a wild week and I think I threw my list away :(  But hopefully you can still enjoy :) 
 
 
Here's a closer look:

 
A view from the side:

 
Hope you can play along with us!  I'd love to see what you create! 
 
Remember, You 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 May 3rd 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!! You can find all the details HERE on the blog.  What are you waiting for?  Let's get Krafty!!!  

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Swing into Summer

 
Hello from Larisa!  Today I have a sweet image to share with you!  This is Summer Swing and you can find her HERE in the Saturated Canary shop.  Too early for summer images?  No way!  :)  I told you guys, I'm ready for summer!  As a teacher, I always enjoy having the summers off.  And now that I have a little one to spend it with, I love them even more!  This is one of my all-time favorite images!  That hair...to die for!  That "poofy" dress-- so much fun to color and I love the frilly skirt underneath!  Too cute! 
 
 
I kind of wanted this card to look like Spring exploded all over it so I added some fun butterfly paper, a ton of paper flowers, some pearl swirls, and a die cut butterfly to top it off.  Oh on a side note, if you have not checked out Gina Marie's dies, you need to run, don't walk, to her shop and snap them up.  They cut beautifully and they are unbelievably affordable!  You can find them HERE! 
 
Here's a closer look:
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!
 
Details:
Patterned Paper:
Paper Flowers: Michaels Dollar Bin
Pearl Swirls: Want2Scrap
Butterfly Die: Gina Marie
Scallop Circle Die: My Favorite Things
Banner Punch: Stampin Up
Button: My Stash
Polka Dot Ribbon: Wal-mart
Copic Colors: (skin) E000, E00, E11, E21, E04, R20 (hair) C5, C7, C9, T10, W3 (image) R22, R27, R59, R24, R59, R24, BG32, BG34, BG49, BG09, E41, E42, E43, E44, E79, Y13, Y15, Y19, Y26, YR12, YR15, YR16, RV21, RV23, RV34, RV19, YG13, YG17, G29
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday Fairy

Hello!  Today is Wonderful Wednesday over at Kraftin Kimmie!  You know what that means... ANYTHING GOES!! I decided to use a cute little fairy for my card today.  This is Tea Cup Fairy and you can find her HERE in the store.  Isn't she just adorable!!!  As always, I colored her up with Copics and then I paper-pieced the cup and saucer.  I bling'd out her wings with Gold Stickles and added some fun ribbon and a gold circle paper clip. 
 
 
Here's a side view:
 
 
and a look up close:
 
 
Now it's your turn.  So, break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!...!
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 April 12th 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!! You can find all the details on the blog HERE!  Can't wait to see what you come up with! 

Card Details:
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye On Trend
Gold Stickles
Stitched Circle Die: Gina Marie Dies
Gold Circle Paper Clip: My Stash
Ribbon: Hobby Lobby


 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Kraftin Kimmie April Release Day!

Hello!
 It's finally here!!! The RELEASE of Kraftin Kimmie APRIL 2016 clear stamp sets!!! 

We've released ALL five of the new clear stamp sets that we've been previewing all week and we're celebrating with an amazing krafty HOP! Here we go!



For this card, I decided to use this adorable morning coffee image from the Smart Assy 2 set.  I love the little curlers in her hair, her mud mask, and her slippers!  Too cute!  I think we've all looked like this a time or two :)  I wanted to create a shaker card so I die cut this cute scallop frame from my old chunky Sizzix dies.  Sometimes I forget I have these and I sort of rediscovered them recently.  Then I added some chunky glitter that I got at Target around Valentine's Day.  I die cut a navy "hello" for the center and added some paper roses and pearls.  I really like how this turned out!  It's so girly and I love girly things :)

 
A closer look:
 

 
A side view:

 
The inside:

 
Card Details:
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Creative Agenda
Fine Detail Embossing Powder White - Simon Says Stamp
Lots of Tags Label 1
Pearls: Want2Scrap
Sizzlits Little Leave Die Stampin Up
Banner Punch: Stampin Up
Hello Die: The Crafter's Workshop
Sizzix Frame Scallop Oval Die
Chunky Glitter: Target
Paper Flowers: Michaels
Linen Thread: Stampin Up
Copic Colors: (skin) E000, E00, E11, E21, E04, R20 (hair) E47, E43, E41, G40, G43, G28, YR12, YR16, YR27, BG11, BG32, BG34, BG49, B39, R81, R85, RV19, R59
 
Don't forget, the blog candy I'm giving away!  More info HERE! 
 
 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Kraftin Kimmie Sneak Peek Day 4




Hello!  It's Sneak Peek Day #4 and today, I have a card to show you from the new set
 A Bit Smart-assy 2, by Emilie!  The set features three FABULOUS women who are rockin' it PLUS seven awesome sentiments for a total of ten stamps in the set!!! They're such fun!




 Be sure to join in on the blog hop to see all the beautiful creations by the Krafty Girls.  Below you'll find the links.  Be sure to comment and leave some love for our designers because one lucky krafty person is going to WIN a gift card to the shop!

All of our new April clear stamp sets will be released this afternoon! Be sure to join us at the
LIVE Online Release Party beginning at 2pm EST!
On to my card: 
I chose the workout girl from the set.  Something about her just screamed 1980's so I found some retro paper and started creating.  I have to tell you I had the Footloose song in my head the whole time!  Haha!  I love how she turned out.  I paper pieced her clothes, added some enamel dots and a little spiral paper clip. 


 
A closer look:
 
 
Inside view:

 
From the side:


 
Card Details:
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey B-Side
Enamel Dots: The Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)
Small Scallop Die: My Favorite Things
Tab Die: My Favorite Things
Ribbon: Wal-mart
Circle Paper Clip: Maya Road
Copic Colors: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E21, E11, R20 (hair) E47, E41 (image) R35, R59, E97, C1, C3, C5, Y02, Y08, RV14, E84
 
Don't Forget:
It's also Challenge Day and our hostess is Krafty Girl Jenny! The challenge is Anything Goes (as it always is during release week) so create a card, altered item, scrapbook page with any stamp BUT if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp, you'll double your chances to WIN! Use any sketch, any design, any theme because anything goes! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we love to see your creations! At the end of the month we'll announce a winner from all the creations submitted for the month of April! We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the krafty shop!
 
 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Kraftin Kimmie April Sneak Peek Day 1

 
Hello!  Today is the first day of the Kraftin Kimmie April Release Sneak Peeks! 
 I'm so excited to be a part of this and to kick things off  for this amazing release! Today, I'm showing a card I made using the adorable set SNAIL MAIL by Cheryl Grant!  Isn't it just adorable!!!  Be sure to follow along on the hop below and comment on each page because one lucky krafty person is going to WIN a gift card to the shop!



All of our new April clear stamp sets will be released on Saturday afternoon! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party beginning at 2pm EST! Come join us to help celebrate the new release, check out lots of krafty kreations, have a chance to win some prizes and just have fun with the Krafty Girls and me! Hope to see you there!

 For my card, I used the April Card Sketch as my blueprint.  Then I added some fun paper, colored my image with Copics and added some pretty paper flowers.  You can find all the details below. 
 
 
A Side View:
 
 
A Look at the inside:
 
 
Card Details:
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Moments
Paper Smooches Cute Clouds Die
Paper Flowers: Michaels
Branch Punch: Martha Stewart
Pearls: Stampin Up
White Detail Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp
Liquid Pearls
Studio G light blue chalk ink
Copic Markers: (skin) E000, E00, E11, E21, E04, R20 (hair) E49, E47, E43, E41 (image) B28, B29, B39, BG53, BG57, BG18, W1, W2, W3, W5, W7, W9, YG11, YG17, YG63, G94, G24, G31, G33, G34, G35, E37, E84, Y11, Y13, Y26, R11
 
Don't forget to check out my BLOG CANDY HERE!
 
Thank you so much for stopping by!  Happy Hopping!!! 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Saturated Canary Blog Candy Giveaway!

Hello! 
If you haven't heard, Saturated Canary is closing shop on August 31st.  I am so heartbroken about this, but also excited for Krista as she is wanting to pursue some new things!  Krista has reduced the price of many of images to allow us to snap up the images we can't live without.  I encourage you to have a look around HERE! 

If you're like me, this means that you have a lot of shopping to do!  So many wonderful images to collect before they are gone for good!  So... I thought I would give away a little blog candy to assist in the process! 

Up for grabs is an $8 Gift Voucher to the Saturated Canary Shop!  All you have to do is follow this blog (you can find the button on the right) and like my Facebook page!  I'll choose one lucky winner to receive this amazing candy!  Oh, and don't worry, if you already follow my blog and Facebook page, you will automatically be entered.

You have until the end of April

I will randomly choose a winner and announce on May 1st!  Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck!  :)

 
 

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Pink Challenge Week!

Hello there!  Today, I'm here sharing another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps as April Guest Designer! This week's challenge is to use the color PINK!  As always, we enjoy seeing your creations so be sure to submit them so you can have a chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop!! Show us your stuff!! In keeping in line with the rest of our challenges (Wonderful Wednesday and our NEW Krafty Scrappy Challenge), we will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries ...to win a $20 gift card!! You can enter as many times per month as you'd like!! More info HERE

Here's my inspiration card:


This is from the Going Places stamp set.  Unfortunately, this is part of the retired rubber, but it might still be possible to find it in another store.  For this card, I used an adorable paper pad from American Crafts called Welcome Spring.  It's really an Easter collection, but there are some super cute spring papers too! (as you can see).  As usual, I colored the image with Copics, and I added a pretty little butterfly that I got at a local Scrapbook expo

Here's a closer look:

 
 
A look at the inside:
 

Hope you'll join us for the challenge!

A few Krafty announcements:

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!!!

MAKE YOUR OWN SALE!!!!! Yup, Kimmie's playing at Scrapfest and the rest of us get a sale! Click HERE for details and then happy shopping!

Kimmie is still taking pre-orders for the Surprise Krafty Guest kit... you have until April 15th to pre-order yours!

Card Details:
Patterned Paper: American Crafts Hello Spring
Button: My stash
Banner Punch: Stampin Up
Paper Smooches Cute Clouds Die
Butterfly Embellishment: My stash
Copic Markers: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E21, E11, R20 (hair) E18, E15, E11 (image) G40, BG11, BG32, YG67, YG25, BG57, G28, C5, C0, C3, RV19, RV14
 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Smile, It's Your Birthday!

Hello!  It's Release time again at All Dressed Up and there are some beautiful stamps just waiting to be colored up!  Today, I'm Sharing: Smile It's Your Birthday!  Isn't she just adorable!!!!  As a part-time photographer, this stamp was perfect for me!  I just love your soft wavy curls and those little shoes are adorable!  You can find her HERE in the shop. 

 
For this card, I just some adorable camera paper from American Crafts and worked from there.  I never really have a specific plan for my cards.  I just sort of work organically.  I add a little, take a step back, and then add a little more so I never really know how they are going to turn out.  I really do like this one though.  I love the color scheme and of course the pretty flowers, pearls, rhinestones, and beautiful image.  Be sure to check out the blog and Facebook page for more sneak peeks.  You won't wan to miss them!!!
 
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by! 
 
Details:
Patterned Paper: American Crafts: Happy Traveler
Camera Die: My Favorite Things Cute Cameras Dies
Rhinestone Swirls: Want2Scrap
Paper Flowers: Prima
Pearls: Stampin Up
Enamel Dots: Recollections
Doily: My Stash
Ribbon Flowers: cut from ribbon by the yard (Hobby Lobby)
Polka Dot Ribbon (Walmart)
Copic Colors: (skin) E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20 (hair) E47, E41 (image) W2, W3, W5, W7, C5, C7, C9, T10, BG11, BG53, BG18
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Fan

Hello!  Today, I have a fun sports card to share with you guys.  This is The Fan and you can find her HERE in the Saturated Canary Shop.  So, I have to tell you, I love this image!  While I never really played sports myself (I was in drill team), I love to make sports-themed cards!  They're just so fun!  I love her little baseball cap and her little flag...so cute!! 

 
For this card, I wanted to use some really cute sports paper, so I dug through my old scrapbook paper (12X12) and found this collection.  It's from American Crafts and it's called the Junior Collection.  Usually, I only use 6X6 patterned paper because the print is much smaller and works better for cards, but I really liked this paper and decided to use it.  Unfortunately, you can't really see the wording very well at the bottom, but it has some fun sporting words on it like "radical, play, wild," etc.  Since she isn't necessarily designated for a specific sport, I decided to go with stars as my embellishments.  I used various die cuts to cut them out and also added some sequins to make it fun. 
 
Here's a closer look:
 
 
Add caption
 
Thank you so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great one! 
 
Details:
Patterned Paper: American Crafts Junior Collection
Sentiment: My Favorite Things Jersey Stamp Set
Star Die: Me and My Big Ideas Star Die by Sizzix
Star Border Die: My Favorite Things
Banner Die: My Favorite Things
Stitched Circle Die: Gina Marie
Misc. Star Dies: Sizzix
Copic Colors: (skin) E000, E00, E11, E21, E04, R20 (hair) E11, E13, E15, E18, E29 (image) B21, B24, B28, B29, Y32, Y35, YR12, YR16, Y38, YR18, E08, G99, YG91, YG95, YG97, YG63, R27, R29, R59, C0, C3, C5
 

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Clean and Simple Guest Designer!

Hello there!  Today I have to most exciting news to share with you!  I've been selected to be a Guest Designer for Krafin' Kimmie Stamps for the month of April!  I'm over the moon!  I have been a huge fan of Krafin' Kimmie since day one and I'm so honored to share some of my creations with you this month!  To start things off, I have a fun CAS card to share with you guys.  The Weekly Saturday Challenge today is CAS (Clean and Simple).  You can find all the info about the challenge HERE on the Krafin' Kimmie blog.

We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them so you can have a chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop!! Show us your stuff!! In keeping in line with the rest of our challenges (Wonderful Wednesday and our NEW Krafty Scrappy Challenge), we will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card!! You can enter as many times per month as you'd like!!

 I hope you'll join in. 


 
I have to tell you guys this challenge was completely out of my comfort zone.  As you know, I like to use a ton of patterned paper and die cuts on my cards, so it was difficult to hold back on this one, but I really like how it turned out in the end.  This is Sarah Shopper.  Unfortunately, she has been retired, though you may still be able to find her here and there.  Krafin' Kimmie is in the process of retiring all rubber stamps and is switching over to clear.  That means many of our favorites are being retired so if you have a few on your wishlist, be sure to visit the shop to see if there are any waiting to be snatched up! 
 
For this card, I just stamped my image and sentiment on Spectrum Noir blending cardstock and colored her up with Copic markers.  Then I drew a squiggly back-line boarder around the edge using my Copic Mulit-liner.  I paper-pieced some of her shopping bags, punched some fun little banner tags and scattered some sequins. 
 
One last note:
 
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!!!
Frugal Friday specials are UP!!!! And the new March release is in the store!!! Happy shopping 
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!
 
Here's the April Sketch:
 
 
Thank you so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great weekend!
 
Details:
Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup- Saffron Yellow Pepper Soup
Black Copic Multi-liner
Sequins: Hobby Lobby Tree House - Gold
Banner Punch: Stampin Up
Large Banner Punch: EK Success
Copic Colors: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20 (hair) E47, E43, E41 (image) Y21, Y26, R29, R22, R27, R59, R24, E84, BG11, BG32, BG72, C3, B24, B29, B39
 
 
 

Friday, April 1, 2016

Pirate Puppy!

Hello there!  Are you ready for the weekend?  I know I am!  Today I have a fun little boy card to share with you using Pirate Puppy from All Dressed Up Stamps.  You can find him HERE in the shop.  As you can see, he actually has a little friend that comes with the set, but I just decided to use this one stamp by itself for this card.  The Facebook Challenge this month is to create a card/project using animals and/or insects so this little guy was perfect.  Be sure to visit the Facebook page to play along this month.  You can find the link HERE

 
For this card, I wanted to create a fun shaker card!  This was only my second time creating a shaker card and my first time doing one that was a circle.  I looked up several tutorials on Youtube and decided to use the fun foam method.  It worked out pretty well, I think and I'll probably use it again when doing a circle shaker.  For the insides, I just used some inexpensive sequins from the craft section at Wal-Mart. 
 
Here's a side view:
 
 
Here's a closer look:
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping along.  Hope to see some of your creations on the Facebook page. 
Have a great weekend!
 
Details:
Patterned Paper: Echo Park 6X6 Pirate's Life
Banner Punch by Stampin Up
Button: my stash
Sequins: Walmart craft section mulit-pack
Star Sequins: Party Store
Scallop Die: Spellbinders
Stitched Circle Die: Gina Marie
Copic Colors: E31, E33, E34, E37, E35, E59, E43, C7, C5, C9, R17, R59, B34, B39, YG95, YG97