Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday Challenge - April 29th

Hello friends - hope you are all doing well!
Here it is the last Wednesday of April already.
It's also my amazing friend Cindi's birthday...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY girlfriend!

And... it's time for another WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY
challenge at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE!!

It's always "Anything Goes" on Wednesdays at KK. 
Not too much to think about in terms of 
a special theme, or type of project, or color scheme
or stamp to use - cause you can do anything your
little ol' heart desires (as long as it's in good taste)! 

I have another card to show you using one of 
my NEW favorite stamp sets called "A Bit Smart Assy"
Take a look:
Can't you just smell the chocolate cupcakes she is holding?
And seems like some pretty good advice to me...
why stress when you can eat a cupcake (good ol' comfort food)!

I also used another sentiment from this set on the inside
with another piece of good advice (in my opinion) 
I definitely like to follow that as often as I can :o)

I'm entering the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #121 w/optional humorous sentiment
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #142 "Make Your Mark"
Brown Sugar Challenges #143 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today!
But before I go...Did you see this great deal ?
 Kimmie posted a "secret" extra 10% off code in the FB Friends Group!!
 Use code SPRING2015 for 10% off your entire order, good through April 30!

I hope you will be joining us this week for Wonderful Wednesday.
Til next time...hugs and happy kraftin'! D

Saturday, April 25, 2015

My Time to Craft #289 - Flowers

Happy Saturday peeps!!
There are leaves showing up on my trees, the days have been warmer
lately, the sun is shining and I am happy not to be at work :o)
Do you have any special plans for the weekend? 

Saturday always brings the start of another great challenge
This week our theme is FLOWERS.
What a perfect theme for this time of year as they 
are just starting to decide to awaken and show their lovely
colorful faces after the long winter sleep.  

I took a bit a different spin on the flower theme
- really a rather humorous one - take a look:

 LOL!! Doesn't Stella totally crack you up?
I fully imagine that my Mom thought this of me a time or 
two when I was a teenager.  Fortunately for me, my own
daughter who just turned 15 is still so very sweet that I'm
just enjoying her grow and giving her lots of love (and 
embarrassing her just a wee bit every now and then - hehe).

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Ruby's Rainbow #102 - C.A.S.
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Challenge #222 Floral Fantasy

Please go visit the rest of the lovely ladies from MTTC 
and see what they have made for your inspiration as well.
Then I hope that you will decide to play along with our
Flowers theme this week!!
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Catch the Bug Challenges - April Photo Inspiration

Hello again friends!
This time I'm back with another card for 

The theme for this week's challenge is to use the photo below
as inspiration for your own creation - take a look 

Take whatever inspiration you feel from this -
flowers, summer, teenagers, girls, vegetables, gardening...
you get the idea, I'm sure :o)

Here's my Guest Designer card for this challenge

For some reason this photo made me think of rabbits hiding in
the garden (maybe it was the carrots) and flowers.  So I found this darling
image called "Garden Bunny" to be exactly what I was thinking of.
When I had a garden (ages ago) we often had to chase the bunnies away.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Tip Top Tuesday - 3 of Something (I used 3 patterned papers)
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #255 - Animal Love
MOJO Monday 394 (sketch below, which I flipped)

Well... it's off I go for now. Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you will decide to join us this week at
Catch the Bug for our photo inspiration challenge.
The rest of the team has some goodies to share with you.
Please stop in and see them too!
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Sketch Saturday #358

Hello sweet friends!
It's the last weekend of the month and the 
start of another great sketch challenge 
Our generous prize sponsor this week is none other
than our very own sweet Niki! 

Here is Sketch #358 
And here is my DT card using it

My baby girl turned 15 this week.  I can't believe
how fast time has gone by - seems like not that long ago
she was "still 5" (she really wanted to be 6).  Kinda makes me sad :o(  
This image by Mo Manning totally reminds me of her.
I often see her painting her nails in her jammies. 

I'd like to enter this in Mo's Digital Challenges #250 Anything goes
Brown Sugar Challenges - #143 - Anything Goes

The rest of the lovely and talented ladies at SKETCH SATURDAY have
made some jaw dropping creations for you to see - so please
go visit them and say "hi".  Hope to see your own gorgeous
creation in our gallery this week!! Til next time friends....
hugs and happy crafting!! D 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Your Next Stamp - Feature Day - Shaped Card

Hello friends - thanks for stopping by to visit me today!
Today is a special day for me as it is my husband and
my daughter's birthday.  He's gotten very used to sharing his
birthday with her and always says that she was his best present ever.
I do think they share a special bond because of it. 

It's also my my last post as an April Guest Designer 

This challenge is to make something other than an A2
(standard 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" sized) card.  I  make lots of
square cards but seldom make shaped cards.
Not sure why as I have lots of layers dies that work
wonderfully for this style of card.

I pulled out those dies and got busy making this fun little creation
with an adorable stamp set called "Spring Birds"

Aren't these little birds so tweet?? Sorry - I couldn't help myself!
Doesn't this sentiment make you want to break into a song?
"Rockin Robin" comes to mind for me.  
I used lots of fun layers and a little paper piercing to add texture.
I snipped the very end of the bottom tip off so the card will stand up.
The overall size is approx 5 x 5 3/4" so it will fit in a 6x6 envelope.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Come and Get it Challenges - Things that Start with "B"
Crafty Creations - #287 Seeing Spots
Papertake Weekly - Cute as a Button
Addicted to Stamps - Challenge #141 Anything Goes

I have so enjoyed this opportunity to share my creations
using these wonderful stamps and being part of this
amazingly talented and creative group! 
Such a blessing for me! Thank you Karen and YNS Team!
'Til next time friends...hugs and happy crafting! D

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday Challenge #276 - Use Twine

Hello again friends!
You may have already visited me for my other three
DT posts - if so, thank you!!  If you are looking for those
other posts please keep scrolling - you'll come right to them :o) 

This post is all about the fun new challenge over at

This week we would like to see you USE TWINE on your creation.

I used a plain kraft gift bag that I had received recently to make a
whole new birthday creation using NEW stamps
from the super fun set called "A Bit Smart Assy"

here's a closer shot of the stamped panel 

I love all the stamps in this set - great sayings
and the ladies all remind me of at least one of my friends
and/or family members.  We are a Sassy, Classy bunch :o)

I'm entering this gift bag in the following challenges:
Seize the Birthday (no topping for me) "Anything Goes - birthday"
Sister Act Card Challenges #102 - Anything Goes
Open Minded Crafting Challenges - #34 Recycle Something
Craft Your Passion Challenge #257 - Always Anything Goes

Have you joined the Krafty Friends Facebook group yet?
There's always lots of amazing inspiration and fun conversations
happenin' there.  Click here to join if you aren't already in the group.

Have you played along with Kimmie's INSTAGRAM to win?  
Visit the Krafty Friends FB page to see how you can 
play along with another chance to win!

Please go visit the rest of the Krafty Girls and Guests too,
they have also made some awesome creations with twine and
the Kraftin' Kimmie stamps.  You'll be so glad that you did.

I hope that you will decide to join us this week for
KK Challenge #276 and show us your fabby project
using twine.  You can use any stamp, make any kind of project
(scrapbook page, card, 3D item, etc.) using the theme this week.
You could WIN a $10 gift card to the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop
by playing along.  What are you waiting for????
Go get crafty :o)  Hugs D

Catch the Bug Challenges - BINGO

Oh hey...hello there friends!!
There's a new weekly challenge starting today at
and it's one of my favorite types of challenges
(second to sketch challenges) - BINGO!!

Whoop Whoop - take a look at this fun board of options

You can choose any row, column or diagonal for your project.
My Guest DT card today uses a diagonal section of the bingo board
 Bugaboo image, Texture and 3 layers

This fab image is called "Dotty Wonder Woman"
the texture is a star embossed background panel and 
some linen thread (to look like rope).  In looking at this
I may have more than 3 layers - oops - but there is at least 3 :o)

Do you remember the series of Wonder Woman? 
Boy I sure do...  I used to wish to be her
with her amazing bod and magic rope :o)
Who am I kidding...I'd still like to be her - LOL!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Catz Challenges #275 - It's a Girl Thing
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #55 - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts Challenge #85 - Texture
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges #223 "One for the Girls"
Virginia's View Challenge #14 - Layers and Dimension

I'm having a lot of fun being a guest designer for Bugaboo this month.
I hope that you will join us this week for BINGO and share
your fab creation with us too.  Have a wonderful weekend won't you?!
Til next time... hugs and happy crafting! D

My Time to Craft #288 - Umbrellas

Hello, hello!!
It's time for another weekly challenge at My Time to Craft
and this week we would like to see you use an umbrella
or umbrellas on your creations.  We must see an umbrella either
in your image, on your papers, as a die cut or as a charm to fit the theme.

Umbrellas aren't something we've need too much here yet.
Still seeing some snow here and there (yuck) but the trees
are starting  to bud up now - yay!
I would like to see a little rain soon to help things green up
and to water my flowers and plants. 

Here's my DT card for today using umbrellas in my paper.

I used a rainbow die cut and cupcake punch (clouds) to make 
this card. The sentiment is from a stamp set called
Rain or Shine at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. 

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew #85 Sentiment
Papertake Weekly - Words, Words, Words
The Outlawz - Monday Greetings "April Showers and/or Rainbows"
MOJO Monday #393 - Sketch (which I modified slightly)

Virginia's View Challenge #14 - Layers and Dimension

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me again today!
The rest of  the lovely ladies at MTTC have also made some
gorgeous projects for your inspiration.  Please go visit them too.
I hope that you will be joining us this week!
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Sketch Saturday #357 - Little Claire {Best Mother Ever}

Happy Saturday friends!! 
Hope you've had a wonderful week and are 
ready to have a wonderful weekend as well.

I have four DT posts today to share with you.  
First up is the awesome new sketch at 

This week we are sponsored by the fabulous Little Claire!

Here's Sketch #357 (it's a goodie!)

Here's my card using one of the Little Claire's digital images
and some fun Doodlebug spring papers. 
I flipped sketch this time to create bit of a different look:

EEEkkk how cute - right?!  Tulips are my favorite flower
and who can resist a darling bunny?  Not me!
I hope my Mama will like it too :o)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Challenge #222 Floral Fantasy
Crafty Catz Challenge #275 - It's a Girl Thing
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #119 "Anything Goes" w/optional
Create Your Own Challenge using the grid below
(I chose square card, Mother's Day and wood shapes)

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today!
I hope that you will decide to join us this week
for Sketch Saturday #357.
Please go see what the rest of my lovely teammates have made too.

Til next time... hugs and happy crafting! D

Friday, April 17, 2015

Your Next Stamp - DT DARE

Hello sweet friends - thanks for visiting me today!
Have you enjoyed this week of different and fun creations 
from the Your Next Stamp April Release? 
I was over the moon impressed with all the amazing
creations from the awesome team and guest Kendra at YNS. 

Today I'm back (as a guest designer) for the DT DARE.
The DARE specifically is to put a feminine twist on our creations.

Here's my card using "Bookworms Rule  "
I think this set is my favorite as I was totally a bookworm
as a child and still love books today.  Take a look:
  I used another of the sentiments on the inside too

This stamp set would be perfect for a scrapbook page, 
the front of a journal, on a Project Life type card,
as a tag on a birthday gift to a book lover - I just LOVE it!! 

I hope you will go visit the rest of the lovely ladies at YNS 
and see what they have made for this dare.  
Til next time friends...hugs and happy crafting! D

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Your Next Stamp Sketch/Color Challenge #12

Hello sweet friends!
A very special shout out to my newest follower - Creative M,
thanks so much for joining my creative journey.

Oh  my gosh...what a brutal week it was this week for me.
Long hours at work and lots of stress. 
I am very very glad that it's the end of the work week!

Another fun thing about today is that it's the start of another 
challenge at Your Next Stamp.  

As usual they have a choice for you of either a 
Sketch Challenge or a Color Challenge. 
You can use which ever of these that inspire you most.
If you're really ambitious you could combine the colors with 
the Sketch. That would be cool!!!

                Here's a look at Color Challenge #12

          and here's Sketch Challenge #12

Me...I'm a sketchy gal, so I chose the sketch challenge -
and once again I grabbed one of the fantastic stamps and 
sentiment from the NEW Release called "For the Boys"

Oh hey...and did you know that there is also a coordinating 
die set for these FUN stamps?  You can see them here
I found these new Doodlebug papers at my local craft store
and thought they were perfect for this stamp.
Hopefully it won't be long before we are BBQing again!
Yesterday morning though we woke up to snow - yuck!!
Typical Montana weather - LOL!

Did you enjoy the YNS New Release hop?  
I was completely impressed and awed by all the 
great creations that the YNS ladies made!!
You really need to pop on over to the challenge site
again today and see their newest creations too! 
I hope you will decide to join us for this current challenge!
I can't wait to see your creation in the gallery.

Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Let's Hang Out!

Hello sweet friends - Happy Tax Day!
Hopefully it's a happy day for you and you have those
dreaded taxes filed and are expecting a refund!
It's been a crazy couple of weeks for me with getting my own
done and helping family members with theirs as well. 

So enough about that not-so fun subject...
let's talk about the WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY challenge
that started today at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. 

Each Wednesday of the month is a new Anything Goes challenge
(except for the Wednesday of new releases).  At the end of the month 
one random winner will be chosen from all the entries 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!!

We also have a sketch for you to incorporate in the challenges if  you wish 
for a little extra inspiration and fun.  The sketch will last all month long and 
if you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during the month 
you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! 
Here's the April Sketch (use it if it moves ya'!)

I personally LOVE to use sketches and tend to stay pretty true to them
 most of the time.  I used the sketch this month on my card today - take a look

This darling stamp and sentiment are both from the set called 
"Springtime Friends" (released in March 2015).  

I tried a technique I haven't done before with the white embossing of the 
stamped image on kraft paper.  I colored this with Prisma Color pencils
from my son's art box.  I think next time I do this I will stamp the face
after I do the outline and then it will stand out a bit more.  

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Come and Get it Challenges - Make a Card for a Child
Sweet Stampin' Challenges - Children's Cards

I hope that you will pop in to visit the other Krafty Girls and Guests  
who have made some gorgeous creations for your inspiration this week.
Then go link up your own wonderful creation using any stamp, any theme, 
and design, any project - ANYTHING GOES - to share with us. 
Can't wait to see what you create!!!

Have you played along with Kimmie's INSTAGRAM to win?  
Visit the Krafty Friends FB page to see how you 
can play along with another chance to win!
Til next time friends... hugs and happy kraftin'! D

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Your Next Stamp - April Release & Blog Hop - Bookworms Rule

Whoo Hoo!!!! Today is the day for the 
April Release and BLOG HOP for 
Your Next Stamp!!

I'm so excited to be a guest designer for this FUN new release -
I mean really how AWESOME!!

 Today I'm using "Bookworms Rule" which is one of 
my new all-time favorites.  I can see myself making scrapbook
pages, gifts, journal covers... all sorts of things with this one.
Here's my card to share with you today:

Oh my gosh I was SUCH a bookworm when I was 
young.  My nose was always in a book.
As a mom I delighted in having my kiddos climb up 
in my lap to have me read them a story!
My daughter is just like I was with the books - Love that!!
I still am a bookworm - love everything about books,
the smell, the feel of them in my hands, the beautiful
covers and of course the stories!!
This card is going to a sweet daughter of a coworker - hope she likes it!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Words, Words, Words
Come and Get it Challenges - Make a Card for a Child
Sweet Stampin' Challenges - Children's Cards

Please hop on over to the next lovely and talented YNS designer
Maureen to see what she has made too.  If you have just started here,
no worries...pop on to the first link in the hop below and start from there.
Make sure that you leave a comment at each stop along the way
because one lucky person will WIN a $20 YNS gift certificate.

After your done hopping maybe you'd like to go shopping?!
Here's a sweet little deal if you would - happy hopping!!

Monday, April 13, 2015

YNS - April Release - Take Control

Hi ya' sweet friends and followers!
I'm so glad that you have stopped in to visit me because....
I have a sneak peek for you of the Your Next Stamp
NEW Release for April!!

Oh my are gonna LOVE this one as much
as I do - I'm sure of it!!!

Here's my card using "For the Boys "
I am super excited about this set!
It's absolutely FUN and adorable - perfect for guys
(but I can think of a couple gals that would like it too!)
Here's my Peek for your today....enjoy!

I've made this to be a Father's Day card for my hubby
although I don't really need to give him permission to
take control of the remote. I usually have to ask to get
it from him!!  Let's just say he loves his tv - hehehehe.

I think that this set has so many possibilities!  It's mostly great
for guys but I can see several other cards for 4th of July,
summer birthdays and even Mother's Day
(in my house it would be a dream to control the remote for a day - LOL)

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks #241 Die Cuts ( 2 circles & starburst)
Sister Act Card Challenges - #101 Anything Goes
Virginia's View Challenges #14 - Layers and Dimension

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
You can see the complete list of PEEKS at the main
Your Next Stamp challenge site - just click HERE and you will be there!

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
I'll be back tomorrow with another creation to share with you
from the NEW April Release!!!  WHoo Hoo!
Hugs!!!!! D

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie's April NEW Release Blog Hop

Oh hello again sweet friends!! 
Hope you've been having a great weekend!
 Today is the official release of the amazing NEW STAMP SETS
 & we're celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!!

 You will get to see ALL of the new images today in the form 
of some krafty eye kandy by our talented team and guest designers.
 We love to inspire you with our creations!!
Here's a quick recap of the fun, new rubber stamps 
WOW!!! They are all just AWESOME!:

I {HEART} COFFEE! stamp set by Emilie
and A BIT SMART ASSY from Emilie Goulet

My card for the blog hop features another of the
mysterious ladies from LIFE IS A MASQUERADE

You might recognize this paper from my other card earlier this week.
It just seems so perfect for this stamp that I couldn't resist using it again :o)
Have  you ever been to a masquerade ball - or been to Mardi Gras?
I haven't - but it is something that is on my bucket list for sure. 
I would love an outfit like this one for the ball :o)

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge Blog - D is for Dance/Dancing
Loves Rubber Stamps #146 - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenges - April

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today!
Enjoy the hop!! 

Kraftin Kimmie April New Release Day FOUR Peek - SASSY & Anything Goes Challenge

Hello!  Here it is the weekend and the 
last day of the April NEW RELEASE Peeks
(Wow - haven't these just been awesome so far??)!
(as it always is during release week)!

The peek for today is from my favorite of the new releases
this time called "A Bit Smart Assy" by artist Emilie Goulet

You will definitely be seeing more creations using these
great stamps and sentiments from me as I just can't help myself!!!
For today though... here's my card - take a peek:

This card will be going to one of my friends who is definitely
Sassy. Class and a Bit Smart Assy - :o)
I can just hear her big booming laugh when she sees this.
I am entering this card in the following challenges"
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenges - April
Crafty Calendar Challenge - April - Add a sentiment

Will you be joining us later today for the LIVE
ONLINE RELEASE Party!  The FUN starts at 6 PM EDT.

There's lots of active conversations and a chance to WIN
prizes and/or a voucher to use in the KK Shop!!

All the new stamp sets will be available in the
Kraftin' Kimmie Store immediately following this event!!

I hope that you will be joining us this week for ANYTHING GOES.
 You can submit a card or any other crafty item with any stamp but
 if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp you'll double your chances to WIN!!

Catch the Bug Challenges - Earth (Recycle) and My Time to Craft #287 - Sketch

Hello! Happy weekend to each of you! Hope you are well!
Do you have any special plans?  We are getting together with family
on Sunday to celebrate my belated birthday party (it's the BIG 5-0 for me!).
Other than that, it's supposed to be cold and rainy here so I'm hoping
to be inside cozy and warm & doing some major crafting :o)

My card today is for two challenges that I am on the design teams of:  
Catch the Bug Challenges (Bugaboo) - Earth/Recycle
where we would like to see you use a recycled item(s) on your
card or project (or with the Earth as the focus) in honor of Earth Day; 
and My Time to Craft - where I'm the hostess this week 
for MTTC #287 - Sketch Challenge. 

Before I show you the card - here's the awesome sketch 

 and here is my card using a digital image by Bugaboo called "World Girl"

I went mostly with the Earth theme here but did rescue (recycle) a small
banner strip that had been sitting on my desk as a left over from another
project and snipped it in half for the two tabs in the sketch.

The background paper is from an older Basic Grey collection
that has been in my stash for literally 6 years and finally got used today.
I love the fun and funky vibe from it with this image.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Sister Act Card Challenges #101 - Anything Goes
If you Give a Crafter a Cookie Challenge #116

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges #222 - Anything Goes

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and  next week.
Try to find some time to get crafty while you can and then come play
along with us at both My Time to Craft  (sketch)
and Catch the Bug Challenges (Earth/Recycle).
Til next time....hugs and happy crafting! D

Sketch Saturday #356 {Life is Good}

Hello and happy weekend everyone!!
I'm really looking forward to the next couple of days!
We are going to my favorite local restaurant
to celebrate our April birthdays. My mouth is already
watering just thinking about it - yummy!
Isn't it nice to be treated to dinner and have someone
else do the cooking and cleaning??

So it's time for another awesome sketch
at Sketch Saturday!

Back with us this week is our amazing sponsor... 

Last week you rocked the house - let's see if you like this one as much:

Feel free to rotate the sketch or substitute the shapes -
just keep it recognizable please. It is after all what we are about.

I flipped the sketch up on it's end for my DT card this week

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Catz Challenge #274: 2 or More Patterned Papers
Cards in Envy - Child's Play Challenge
House of Cards - April Challenge Week #1 Add a Butterfly

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
The rest of my lovely teammates at Sketch Saturday
have some wonderful creations to share with you too.
I hope that you will go visit them and then decide to join
us this week for Sketch Saturday #356.
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Friday, April 10, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie New Release Day THREE Peeks - Sweet Birthday Kids

Happy Friday friends!!
It's time for another peek at the NEW RELEASES 

Have you been enjoying the peeks of the new sets so far?
We still have a couple more days and awesome new stamp sets for you.

I have a feeling that you are really going to LOVE the 
one for today by artist Cheryl Grant called "Sweet Birthday Kids"

April is a big birthday month in my family.
I turned 50 yesterday (whoop whoop) and a lovely young lady
we know through our son's girlfriend's family turned 18!!
My husband, daughter and her boyfriend all have a birthday
on the 22nd (triple trouble), our wonderful Krafty Guest Marilyn
had a birthday just before mine AND three of my sweetest friends,
and a wonderful lady who works for me also have birthday's this month.
What can I say...April babies are the best - he he he :o)

This new set is perfect for all those wonderful people
in your life and the birthdays they will celebrate.  
I had this idea to make my card look like these sweet kids and pets
were on their way to a birthday party - take a look
  and here's Lucas and a sweet pup on the inside

Soooooo...didn't I tell you that you would love this??!
Just too cute for words really :o)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #54 - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts #84 - Birthday Wishes
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes w/tall and skinny topping 
(I didn't use the topping this time)

Did you know that we have some fun and excitement and prizes at the 
Kraftin' Kimmie Friends LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY Saturday night??!! 
The partaaay begins at 6pm EST!! We'll be celebrating all the new stamp sets 
for April plus giving some stuff away!!  It's always a great time!
Right after the party (7 pm EST) the NEW Stamps will be available 
for you to scoop up into your shopping cart.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie April New Release - Day TWO Peek - Life is a Masquerade

Hello sweet friends and followers -
welcome back to DAY TWO of the April 2015 
New Release Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

Today we are previewing the new set by artist, Annie Rodrigue
and it's called LIFE IS A MASQUERADE- take a peek:

Aren't they gorgeous??! I just LOVE them!
Here's what I made for today's peek:

I had this fun paper in my stash that seemed to work well
with the party theme.  See those shiny things?  Those are sequins from
Krafty Kimmie's Shop. There's lots of different colors - so fun!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Virginia's View Challenge #14 - Layers and Dimension
Through the Purple Haze #84 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenges - #100 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges #222 - Anything Goes
Clear it Out Challenges - Theme/AG and Stash/AG (paper & sequins)
613 Avenue Create Challenge #118 Anything Goes w/no twist

You'll find so many gorgeous creations on today's hop featuring 
Life is a Masquerade!

ALL of the NEW APRIL STAMPS will be available on Saturday night
in the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop following the

I hope you can join us! It's a fun hour of celebrating the new stamp sets,
with the opportunity to win prizes. Eeeeeee!!!

Below you will find all the Krafty Girls and Guests who have goodies to show you today and while you're visiting their blogs, be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN some $$ to spend at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!! Woohoo!!!
See you tomorrow with another new sneak peek! Enjoy the hop!