Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Super Cool Pals

Hello friends!  How's the weather in your neck of the woods?
Today was very cold but no snow.  I'm hoping that the
snow holds off for a couple more weeks until both my
kiddos are home for the holidays.  I'm generally not a fan
of snow UNLESS it's at Christmas AND I can build a
snowman.  Speaking of snowmen check out this adorable
fella from the UBER Cute stamp set called SUPER COOL PALS
from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  I LOVE this set!
Those sweet sparkly snowflakes were made using the brand 
spankin' NEW Sparkling Snowflake Stencil  and some 
 BoBunny glitter paste in Torquoise.  The strip of snow along 
the bottom was made using Liquid Applique (all can be found in    
the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop  - follow the links to get your own).   

I'd like to enter the following challenges with this card:
and last but certainly not least
My inspiration is the snow and the scarf

Thanks so much for visiting me today!  
Have a wonderful rest of your week! 

Monday, November 19, 2018

Happy Fall/Thanksgiving

Hello friends!  Thanksgiving is just around the corner
are you ready?  I have my stretchy pants in the closet just
waiting to jump into them on Thursday morning.
Ohhhh I literally can hardly wait for my favorite dish
PUMPKIN PIE - yum!! I could be happy with just 
that and sweet potatoes and scalloped oysters. 
What's your favorite?

I only made two Fall/Thanksgiving cards this year. 
I thought it would be fun to share them with you
and join a couple challenges too. Hope you like them.

Here's the first:
Details: Stamp set "Grateful Pumpkins" (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps)
(all from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps). Cardstock (Stampin UP!)
Designer paper and twine from stash.

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

and here's the second
 Details: Image and sentiment stamped with Marvellous Mocha
hybrid ink (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps) and colored with copic markers.
Stamp set: "Happy Fall Y'All"  (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps)
Designer papers from my stash. Cardstock from Stampin UP!

I'd like to enter this card in these challenges

Thanks so much for letting me share with you. 
I hope that your Thanksgiving holiday is full of love,
blessings and good food (including my favorite pumpkin pie)!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Stenciled Background Sympathy Cards

Hello sweet friends,
I'm sharing a couple sympathy cards I made yesterday
using a beautiful and versatile new stencil called Sweater Weather 
from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I also used the hybrid inks from 
Kraftin' Kimmie - Bubbly Blue (brand new) for the background, 
Purple Petunia for the setiment, and Purple Pansy for the 
floral image on the second card.  I love these new inks. 

Here's the first card.  I sponged a little "heavier"
on the stencil to get a deeper background color. 

For this card, I wanted the background to be very subtle
so I sponged very lightly through the stencil.
The sentiment on both of these cards is a retired 
rubber stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie. 
The flower image on the second card is from Stampin' Up.

 I tend to only make sympathy cards as I need to send them out.  
Making sympathy cards seems to be such a struggle for me. The reason 
for them makes me so sad, and yet I know that they are probably
some of the most appreciated cards that I send out. Do you 
struggle with making these as well?   

I was seeking inspiration to help me make these cards and found the 
following card challenge themes to help me 
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C460 "Use less Stuff Day - One layer cards"


Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today.
Big crafty hugs to each of you! D

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Guest Designing for the Card Concept #100 challenge celebration

Well hello crafty friends!  So nice of you to visit me today.
After many months of a crafting break, I was thrilled when
 the lovely Kim asked if I'd like to be a guest designer 

And when I saw the beautiful inspiration photo 
for this challenge I was even more excited. 

Oh my gosh! Seriously sooo many things
you can take for inspiration from this.  
I was drawn to the pink and gold colors
and the pumpkins (I LOVE pumpkins!)

I pulled out a bold sentiment stamp called 
called Be Full from Neat and Tangled and
made this Clean and Graphic card. 
I swished pink distress ink around on my
base panel and then heat embossed the 
gorgeous sentiment in gold.  

Here's a close up so you can see the embossing a little better

There's a special celebration for this 100th challenge going on
over at the blog so be sure to check it out as well
as the amazing inspiration from the DT there!

Hope my card inspired you in some way. 
Hugs and happy crafting! D

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Pugs and Kisses

Hello!  I'm so happy to be blogging today after about 
6 months of very little crafting time and no blogging. 

Our family has had a LOT of changes since February.
I started a new job, we sold our house, downsized into a 
new place, our daughter graduated high school, our son 
finished his first year of graduate schooling and got married.  
And...tomorrow we move our daughter to college and become 
empty-nesters. EEEK!  I'm not so sure I like the sound 
of that last part of the sentence above.  It will be a change for 
us to be sure!  Thankfully she isn't moving terribly far away.   

Anyway...back to the reason for this post.  I was asked by 
a friend to make a small card for one of her friends who loves pugs.
 I jumped at the reason to get crafty and color with my copics again.
She wanted it to be small (less than 4 inches) to fit on a special gift 
she was making, a pug on it ( I chose three  because she has three)
and lots of glitter. Oh dear... anyone who knows me knows that
I'm not a huge fan of glitter. I can't handle the mess it leaves
everywhere and it seems like you find it forEVER - LOL.
But I do like glitter paper (much cleaner), so that's what I used.
I used the sketch from the Mix It Up Challenge #46 at SugarPea Designs. 
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I used the Caring Critters clear stamp set and dies from 
SugarPea Designs. I love this sweet set! 
I made the sentiment on my computer because that's what
she wanted it to say.
I found some glittery washi tape to add to the sentiment too. 
Here's the finished 3 1/2" square card. She loved it! 

I'm entering the following challenges too that fit for this card:

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
I hope to be back soon and sharing more of my crafty
makes!  Hugs and happy crafting to all of you.  D

Sunday, March 4, 2018

PaperNest Dolls March 2018 NEW Release - BABY WORDS

Hello sweet friends!  
Today I have the pleasure of sharing with you
a brand NEW digital image from PaperNest Dolls
called BABY WORDS!

This image is so stinkin' CUTE!  I'll be using it a lot
in the future.  Here's my card using it: 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Creative with Stamps Challenge Blog #20 - Bunny
Crafty Catz Challenges #406 - ATG w/Baby optional
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #519 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More #281 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges - Anything Goes

For those of you who prefer actual stamps this image is also
available as part of a special animal pack. AND there's a 20% off
SALE going on until 11:59 pm EST today.  Code is pndmar20.

Thanks for stopping in to visit me today! 
Crafty Hugs - D

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