Saturday, July 23, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #341 - Summer {Buds and Blooms & Butterfly Dreams}

Happy weekend crafty peeps! 
We have an exciting weekend planned. 
My first niece is getting married today!! 
So amazing and exciting and a little sad that 
she is already old enough to be married! 
Also my son got home last night for a week's visit 
so we will be cramming in as much fun as we can
over the next few days with him. 

Today a new Saturday challenge begins at 
KRAFTIN' KIMMIE challenges 
and the theme this week is  "SUMMER".

Oh how perfect is that?!  Our summer so far
has been very mild - especially for July.  

I made this card to share with you today using
clear stamp sets - take a look:

Once again I used the spotlighting technique
by only coloring some portion of the images 
so they really stand out.  Isn't this color 
combo just lovely?  It sure feels summery to me!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges -Things with Wings
Dragonfly Dreams Challenges "Anything Goes"
Outdoors at Sweet Stampin' Challenges
Creative Moments challenges #98 "Anything Goes"

Come play along with us this week! 
I can't wait to see what you make!
Hugs! D

Sketch Saturday #422 - Drawn With Character Sponsor and Farewell

Hello friends!  
Today is kind of a bittersweet post for me 
as it is my last post as a Design Team member

Life has gotten too full for my lately,
especially with my job which doesn't 
leave me much time for much else. 
I feel as if I'm always cramming to get
my crafty stuff in and it's felt more like 
a second job than a joy lately :o(. 
So unfortunately I need to cut back 
on my DT obligations for a while and 
hope to get things back together again.

My last official DT card uses this fabulous sketch
and a few images from this week's sponsor
Drawn with Character - these are SO CUTE!!

I've been so thankful to be part of this wonderful 
and talented team (since January of 2015)
and I'm sad that I have to leave it. 
But, I also hope to be able to continue
to play along with the great sketches from 
time to time because I do love them - a LOT.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today.
Hugs and happy crafting! D

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday - July 20th {Buds and Blooms}

Hello and happy Wednesday friends!
I'm back again today with a card to share
with you for the newest Wonderful Wednesday
challenge at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE Challenges.

The theme, as it always is on Wednesday, is

My card today uses some water coloring 
and velum flowers - take a look: 

I started by water coloring with distress inks on my 
die cut panel and then stamping the little dots randomly
around the panel and adding a bit more water color. 
Then I stamped and embossed the flowers and leaves 
in white from Buds and Blooms and colored the back
side of them with my copic markers before fussy-cutting them.  
I was going for a soft effect but if you wanted more of a stained 
glass type look you would want to go with your darkest 
marker in the color family as the vellum really lightens 
up the colors when done this way.  I think I used V25  
on my flowers and G24 on the leaves.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #121 - Anything Goes

Will you join us this week?  I sure hope so! 
Thanks for stopping in to visit me today.
Enjoy the rest of your week!  Hugs D

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Krafty Scrappin' Challenges - July {Anything But A Card}

Hello krafty friends :o) 
thanks for being here to visit me today!

We have a another Krafty Scrappin' Challenge
What does that mean? Well it means for this challenge
you can create ANYthing your little heart desires
as long as it's NOT a card! Calendars, bookmarks,
pocket pages, traditional scrap pages,
holiday gifties, planner pages... you get the picture!

I decided to make a book notebook for my daughter.
She's always making lists of the books she either wants
to buy or the ones she wants to read again, or the ones 
she has purchased but not yet read (there's a lot of those!).
 She has these lists all over the place so I thought
it might be fun to make her a notebook to keep them in.   

Here's the front:

I used one of the adorable main images and all the 
sentiments from"Happiness is Reading" - and couple
sentiments from Book Dragon too.  

Here's the inside with a flap for notes
or bookmarks - the top sentiment is
from the NEW Book Dragon clear stamp set
and the bottom one is from Happiness is Reading  

Then I randomly stamped some of the inside 
pages with the Book Dragon.

and here's the back with another pocket
and another sentiment from Book Dragon

I made three sections for her so she can
keep her lists separated as she likes to do
and be able to cross off and move when she 
is ready for a different section.  

Okay so enough from me. Now it's  your turn!
You will have a whole month to play along and you can play 
as many times as you like! Here are a few things to remember...


1. Create ANY scrap page, Project Life Layout or pocket page cards, 
altered item, etc. JUST NOT A CARD!
2. MUST be a NEW creation (created on or after this post date)
3. MUST use Kraftin Kimmie stamps to be entered in to the drawing.
4. You have a month to play, enter AS MANY TIMES as you'd like!
5. PRIZES?!? Of course there are prizes! 
Once we've reached 5 entries, we draw a random winner 
(winner will be drawn at the close of the challenge)!!
6. You have until Monday, August 22nd @ 11:59 pm Eastern to get your entries in.
7. Be sure to also share your creations on our Krafty Friends FB page
 so we can all drool and OOHHHH and AHHHHH!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Catch the Bug Challenges - Anything But a Card Monday

Happy Monday crafty friends and followers!
Hope you had a restful weekend and are
ready for a new week.  Why do those 
darn weekends go by so fast? 
Especially in the summer?!

Before I get on with the rest of my post
I'd like to say a special "Hello" to
my newest follower Mai.  So happy to
have you along on my creative journey.

it's "Anything But a Card" showcase time.

I made a fun tag for a wine bottle as a gift 
for one of my friends - take a look:

This digital image is called

You can get her and LOTS of other
fun images this month on SALE
in the Bugaboo Stamps Store.   
Grab 'em while you can get them at an awesome price!

I'd like to also enter this in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Challenge #185 - Anything Goes w/ optional 
Color Challenge ( I used White, Red and Green)

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #340 - Create a Stamped Background

Happy weekend friends and followers!
Today is the start of another great theme challenge
week our hostess is the lovely Krafty Girl Martha
who has selected the theme this week of
"Create A Stamped Background".

I'm a self-proclaimed patterned paperholic but I think that 
making your own background (or patterned paper) is SUPER FUN! 
There are so many awesome Kraftin' Kimmie stamp sets
that can be used for this - either individually or combined,
as I'm sure you'll see if you visit the blogs of the other
Krafty Girls who have made creations to inspire you this week.

Today my card features the stamp sets called
"Totally Paw-some " and "Sincere Sympathy" which
I used to make a card for a friend who recently
lost her dog (her first baby).  

I'd love to enter this card in the following challenges:
Fab N Funky Challenges #313 - Add a Sentiment
Ruby's Rainbow Challenges #133 Make Your Own Background

Come play along with us this week - we LOVE to see 
your creations in our gallery and oh by the way you
also have a chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the KKShop
for playing along (see challenge post for details).

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!

Time is almost out! If you want in on the
Surprise Christmas Krafty Guest Kit,
you'd better pop on over and order NOW!
This weekend is your LAST CHANCE!!
While you're ordering your kit, take advantage
of the Frugal Friday sale! It ends on Sunday too!!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Christmas in July at Catch the Bug Challenges {Bugaboo Stamps} - Photo Inspiration

Hello again and welcome back to my blog
for DAY FIVE of the fabulous week of FUN
challenges to celebrate Christmas in July 

Today we have a Photo Inspiration challenge for you

Take whatever you wish from this BUT make it a 
Christmas creation.  After all it is CHRISTMAS in JULY.

Here's my DT card to share with and inspire you today.
I was inspired by the beach/ocean aspect - and
of course the blue flip flops.  I had to add a tiny
pair of my own as an embellishment :o).

This adorable image is called Tropical Santa - surfboard.
He's on SALE this month at Bugaboo Stamps
along with a ton of other fun digis (the whole store)!
Now is a great time to stock up on some of
your favorite images.  What a great deal!

There's only a couple more days left so I hope you
are playing along with us!  There are some awesome
daily prizes and a GRAND PRIZE opportunity for
those of you who play along each day!
Check out the details HERE.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenges #202 - Make Your Mark
ABC Christmas Challenges - N is for No Rules (Anything Goes)
Christmas Cards All Year Round - July "Anything Goes"
City Crafter Challenge Blog #320 - On the Border

Thanks for stopping in to visit me today!
Have a wonderful day! Hugs D