Saturday, June 27, 2015

My Time to Craft #298 - Sketch

Oh Hooray it's Saturday!!!!
And time for another challenge 
at MY TIME TO CRAFT - Whoop Whoop!
This week we have a terrific SKETCH for you to use.

Oh goodness....I LOVE circles in sketches!
Circles often signify feminine in my mind but
this time I knew immediately what I wanted to do 
for a masculine card.  I really thought about creating a
a circle shaped card but decided instead to use the circle
elements and make a square card.'s the end result:

The stamps (beer mug and sentiment) are from
Your Next Stamp "For the Boys" and the papers are
by Echo Park "Jack and Jill - boy".  FUN huh??! 
I think I'm going to save this one for my son's bday
in November. He turned 21 this year and has decided
that he really likes microbrews - so it's perfect for him!
(Although I hope he doesn't  have that look on his face - LOL)

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Trio Tastic (3 banners)
the Friday Mashup #215 - It's All About 3 (3 banners)

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today!
The rest of the talented ladies on the MTTC team have
also made some wonderful creations to share with you this week.
Please go visit them too and say "hi".
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Catch the Bug Challenges - June Photo Inspiration

Good Saturday morning peeps!
It's time for another new and FUN challenge
and this time it's a Photo Inspiration theme.

Create a crafty project that takes some element of this 
gorgeous photo and share it with us.  It could be the sky,
beach, vacation, wedding, colors...what ever inspires you
(please tell us what it is if it isn't obvious).

I went with the most obvious inspiration of this photo
and created a wedding card.  The Bugaboo digital image
I used is called "Make it Snappy - Congratulations"

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
The Outlawz Challenges - Twisted Thursday "Anything Goes"

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today!
I hope that you will join us this week at Catch the Bug
and share your fabulous creation with us.  Please go check 
out the work of the other talented ladies this week.
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Sketch Saturday #367 - Deedee's Digis Sponsor

Hello lovely friends and followers!
It's time for another fabulous sketch challenge 

Our sponsor this week is Deedee's Digis

The Sketch Challenge Prize is a $15.00 gift certificate.

Here is sketch #367:
Deedee offers sets with colored and line images, sentiments and some 
sets include coordinating digital papers.  For my DT card today 
I've used one of the colored images in the fabby set called "Classics".

This is a quick post for me today as we have a very very
busy weekend and I won't be around much on line.  Gotta
enjoy the summer sun as much as we can :o)

I hope that you will join us this week - can't wait 
to see your fabby creations using Sketch #367.

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

Saturday, June 20, 2015

My Time to Craft #297 - Fairies

Hello again friends! Hope you are having a
wonderful weekend!  It's time for another new
challenge theme at MY TIME TO CRAFT #298!
This time our theme is Fairies.

I've colored up a sweet little stamp set from a
set called "Fairy Friends" (from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps)
for my DT card today.  I used some soft pastel colors
(not something I do very often) and left it without
a sentiment because I couldn't decided what "occasion"
or "reason" I wanted this to be for.  This way I
can quickly pop a sentiment inside with a message
when the time is right and I'm good to go.

I hope that you will join us this week too!
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit met today!
Hugs! D

Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday Challenge #285 - TRY SOMETHING NEW

Hi everyone! Welcome to another weekly challenge at 
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

 I get the pleasure of being your hostess for the theme of this week's challenge.
I've been kind of experimenting lately with different techniques and styles
so I thought it would be fun to make my challenge "Try Something New"!
Now don't let that scare you... it doesn't have to be a technique or style.
Your "try something new" could be a new color combo that you might not
have tried otherwise, or a new embellishment (like wood or charms or washi 
tape).  It could also be using a new/different type of coloring medium.
For example, I usually color with copics - but it might be fun to use
pencils or crayons instead.  If you are really not so hot on trying something
new then use a new stamp and make a creation to share with us.  
Not so scary right??!  Just tell us what your "New" is please.

For my "Try Something New" I made two cards using water techniques
(both of which I learned recently from my talented friend Cindi C). 
The first one is made by giving a piece of watercolor paper a good
soaking with a water and dropping candy sprinkles on it to dissolve
(yep, like the kind of sprinkles you put on your cupcakes or donuts).
I used some quite large sprinkles that took a long time to dissolve so
I'd recommend the smaller little hard sprinkles if you try this.
I can tell you though that this smells good enough to eat - LOL!
I used one of the new Itty Bitty Friends stamp set (Clarabelle)
and a sentiment from the "Make A Wish" sentiment stamp set .
I also have a sweet little button and mini doily on this
card that I got from the Kraftin Kimmie Shop.  

I'm entering this card in The Outlawz Challenges
Twisted Thursday - Theme of "Things w/ Wings"

My second card also uses water but this time I gave
a panel of watercolor paper a good watercolor wash
with a large paintbrush and some Rich Razzleberry ink
(from Stampin Up) then I dropped some kosher salt
crystals all over the panel while it was still wet to
let the salt dissolve the color in areas where it sat.
After it was dry (heat guns are awesome for this) I embossed
a sentiment (from the "Words of Inspiration" stamp set)
in black - sadly I got it a little crooked - and then added
a bunch of prima flowers and some black rhinestones and
that amazing button on the largest flower middle.  This is
a different style for me as I don't usually go so dark with my
colors - but I do like how it turned out with the variation of
colors due to the salt.  Hope you like it too!

I hope that you will be joining us this week for the Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday Challenge!
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!!
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 June 26th at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in!

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!!!

If you are looking for a good deal then hear this...
Frugal Friday specials are UP!!!
 There are some awesome KK Stamps on SALE this weekend -
what a great way to work on your wishlist :o)

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today.
Til next time...hugs and happy kraftin'! D

Sketch Saturday #366 - Little Miss Muffet Sponsor

Happy Saturday sweet friends!
It's time for another awesome sketch challenge

Our sponsor this week is.....

Here's Sketch #366

and here is my DT card using a sponsor
digital image called "Polka Dot Pals Lark"

Now I'm not usually a fan of clowns but this one was soooo
stinkin' cute that I couldn't resist coloring it up! 

I hope that you will join us this week at Sketch Saturday #366
and share your beautiful creation with us for the chance to 
WIN a fabulous prize from Little Miss Muffet.  
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today !
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Hello sweet friends - and a special shout out to my newest
follower Patry Ro! Happy to have you along in my creative journey.

Today is Wednesday so you know what that means don't ya??
(besides being half way through most of your normal work weeks)
It's time for another Wonderful Wednesday Challenge 

As always....the theme is ANYTHING GOES!!

I'm still playing with one of the NEW June stamp sets 
called "Let's Roll Dude!"  Love this fun masculine set - take a look:

I bought this great tool that cuts the shanks (backs) off of plastic
buttons. Oh My Gosh...what a fabulous tool!! I have always struggled
with how to put those types of buttons on my creations and have it lay
right and not require extra special postage/packaging to send it
because of the bulk.  I'm so excited to be able to use FUN buttons
like this now ( "Tool Time" buttons are in the KK Store)!
These great  "guy" papers (and coordinating enamel dots)  are from the 
Echo Park 6x6 paper pad called "Jack and Jill -Boy" (also from KK Store).  

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
MOJO Monday 402 (see sketch below - which I modified
to be a square card instead of a regular A2 size). 

The Corrosive Challenge Blog #226 - Pile it On!
Crafting for All Seasons #104 - "It's a Boy Thing"
Crazy 4 Challenges - #290 - masculine
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge #156 - Masculine theme

Did you know....
 that ALL of the NEW June stamps are live in the Krafty Store?
That KK will be releasing another Limited Edition Krafty Kard Kit soon
 featuring a special stamp by artist, Annie Rodrigue PLUS LOTS of other goodies
 including designer papers from Echo Park, colourful Bazzill cardstocks,
 trim, twine, flowers, and other fun embellishments!  If you want one, 
you'd better snap one up because there are a very limited number available!
Pop on over to the Facebook page (or on the main KK challenge post) for  
more details and information.  

I hope that you will join us this week for Wonderful Wednesday!!
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 name it as long as it is a NEW creation!
Til next time sweet krafty friends...HUGS! D

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop - WINNERS!!

Happy Sunday morning all! The Winners (based on random draw) 
of the Kraftin' Kimmie stamp "Kimiko" from my blog 
for the Summer hop are.....(drumroll):
KT Fit Kitty 

and Handmade Creations by Stephanie. 
 You have one week to contact me and claim your prize.
Email me at craftycpa at  gmail dotcom so I can get your mailing address.

                               Congrats ladies! Thanks for leaving me some love on my blog!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie JUNE NEW RELEASE Blog Hop!

Hello! Today is the day for the Kraftin' Kimmie
June NEW RELEASE Blog Hop!
Wow...what an awesome new release this month
has been! Hope you've been enjoying all the krafty
inspiration from us Krafty Girls and Guests! 
Do you have a favorite stamp set from this release?
I think mine is Fin-tastic Friends - but I LOVE them all!!

Let's recap...first we showed you the fabulous new mermaid set from
artist Annie Rodrigue called FIN-TASTIC FRIENDS!
Then we brought out the awesome new boy set from artist
 Emilie Goulet called LET'S ROLL, DUDE!  Plus...who can resist the sweet
and magical set from Cheryl Grant called BELIEVE IN FAIRYTALES!
We know these new stamps will inspire you to make your own fabulous creations!

Here's my card to share with you today using another of 
the gorgeous mermaids from FIN-TASTIC FRIENDS.

I did some masking and a whole lot of coloring on this one.
When I was little I used to imagine that there was a whole
underworld area full of mermaids like this.
I still think it would be amazing to find out that
they really do exist (and not completely surprised - lol).

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Cards in Envy - Girls, Girls Girls Challenge
Cute Card Thursday - #377 "Beside the Seaside"
Through the Purple Haze - June challenge "Use Bright Colors"
Sister Act Card Challenge #110 Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenges - Friends or Superhero

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy
our JUNE Krafty Hop! When you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the
Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new rubber stamp sets are NOW available!!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps NEW June Release DAY THREE & Anything Goes Challenges

Hello! Have you been enjoying the NEW Release sneak peeks 
this week so far from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps?
The fun starts at 6PM EST.  There will be prizes and
lots of great conversations and excitement.  The winners
from our blog hop commenting will be announced at the
party.  Immediately following this fun event ALL the
new stamp sets will be available in the KKS Store!

Today is the start of a new Saturday challenge
and it's ANYTHING GOES (as it always in during
peek week) AND....we have another NEW Release peek
of an adorable new stamp set by artist Cheryl Grant


Here's all the cute stamps and fun sentiments

Don't ya just LOVE this??? I know I do!
Here's my card using the June Sketch (see below) can find that cute little Doodlebug mini doily
in the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop.

I love to use sketches as it puts an immediate framework around
my ideas and I can just go from there.
You can also use this sketch for your creations this month
if you like to use sketches, need a little extra MOJO
or want to increase your chances to win a prize this month.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Stamping Sensations June Challenge - Dies and Punches
(used stitched rectangle layering dies and a circle punch)
Craft Your Passion Challenges #265 Anything Goes
Fab and Funky Challenges #263 Fantasy and Fables

I hope that you will join us this week for Anything Goes.
   You can create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with any stamp
 but if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp you'll double your chances to WIN!
 Use any sketch, any design, any embellishments because Anything Goes!
 Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd LOVE
it when you do! inspire us as much as we
inspire you with your fabulous KKS designs! 

I'm constantly amazed at the fun new sets that come out each  month
and the beautiful creations that my fellow Krafty Girls
 and Guests put together to inspire us to be krafty!  I  hope as you hop
along to each of their blogs you will leave them a little love. You
could WIN some $$ to spend in the KKS Store just by doing so! 
So off I go for now - see you tomorrow for a special blog hop
to showcase all the new releases this month.  Hugs! D

Friday, June 12, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie NEW June Release DAY TWO - Let's Roll Dude!

Hello again friends! I'm happy that you are here 
because it's DAY TWO of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps 
NEW Release for June!! 

The featured set for today is called "LET'S ROLL DUDE"
by artist Emilie Goulet.  I often see people asking about where to find
good "guy" stamps.  Well look no further as this is an awesome
masculine/guy set to use for those wonderful men (young
and not so young) in our lives.   This will be available on Saturday
June 13th following the new release party - whoop whoop!

Here's my card to share with you today - enjoy!

I used the bouncing brayer technique to  make my background.
LOVE how it turned out! 

I'd like to also enter this card in the following challenges:
Clear it Out Challenges: Theme/Color Challenge Blue & Stash/Blue embellishments
Crafting for All Seasons Challenge #104 "It's a Boy Thing"
Papertake Weekly - Something for the Boys
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges #231 -  Use your Favorite Embellishment
(mine is enamel dots)
The Outlawz - Tuesday Color Challenges w/Twist
(I used blue and green in addition to the orange & twist enamel dots)

Do you have a favorite embellishment for cards?
Mine would definitely have to be enamel dots.
I don't know why but I am just crazy for those things.
The ones I  use here are from the Echo Park Jack and Jill -Boy
line.  Great boy colors!  These are available in the 
Kraftin' Kimmie Store along with the coordinating papers
and lots of other fun things that Kimmie has been adding lately.   

I hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes 
on SATURDAY beginning at 6pm EST!! Come hang out with the 
Krafty Girls/Guests and Miss Kimmie herself at the
and you'll be glad that you did!!

Please visit the blogs of the Krafty Girls and Guests who have 
creations to share with you today featuring this fantastic
new set.  Leave some love at each stop to be eligible to 
WIN some Krafty $$ to spend in the Kraftin' Kimmie store. 
See you tomorrow with another peak! Hugs! 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie NEW June Release Peek - DAY ONE: "Fin- tastic Friends"

Hello sweet friends and followers!
Today is DAY ONE of the NEW Release stamps for June

Today featured set is called ....FIN-TASTIC FRIENDS!! 
 It's a fabulous new set by artist, Annie Rodrigue.  For those of you who 
have been waiting for a NEW MERMAID set, here it is! 

Here's my Krafty Girl card to share with you today - hope you like it!

 You'll find so many amazing creations on today's hop featuring both new images
 and sentiments from this sweet summer set! We know you are just going to
LOVE these beauties!!  The Krafty Girls and Guests have goodies
to show you today. While you're visiting their blogs, be sure to leave some love
at each stop because one lucky stamper from all the comments this week
is going to WIN some $$ to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
The Crafter's Cafe #120 "Anything Goes"
Fab and Funky Challenges #263 - Fantasy and Fables
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards #92 Summer Fun
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 377 - Beside the Seaside

ALL of our JUNE stamps will be available on Saturday night 
at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! 
 Be sure to join us for an hour of celebrating the new stamp sets, fun and 
prizes on Saturday evening at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!

Catch the Bug "Oldie but Goodie" Thursday

Hello friends! Happy Thursday!
I'm enjoying my term as a Guest Designer 
for Bugaboo Digi Stamps very much. 
Thursdays are "Oldie But Goodie" days at 
Catch the Bug Challenge blog and today 
I have the opportunity to share a graduation card
that I made for my cousin's daughter using an 
Oldie But Goodie digital image called "Ava grad dipolma".

I chose this image because it reminded me of the graduate
with her long dark hair and sweet face.  Fortunately she
loved it and it has a place of honor on her table for a while :o)

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
The Alphabet Challenges - H is for Hats and/or Handbags
The Crafter's Cafe #120 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today to visit me! Hugs D

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Catch the Bug Challenges - Stella Says Sketch #310

Oh my goodness - it's a new month and a new 
at Catch the Bug Challenges
I'm feeling a summery vibe lately 
Yesterday actually felt like summer and it was quite lovely!
Would have been the perfect day for a picnic.
Speaking of which... for my Guest DT card today I chose
an adorable image called Picnic Ant Soda for SSSketch #309
take a little lookie if you please :o)

hehehe - doesn't he look happy?? 
An ice cold soda on a hot day - oh num! 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards #92 - Summer Fun
If you Give a Crafter a Cookie - Challenge #20

Through the Purple Haze - June Challenge "Bright colors"
Just Us Girls Challenge #296 Word Week - Summer
Crafty Creations Challenge #290 - All Creatures Great and Small

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today!
I hope that you will decide to join us this month for
Stella Says Sketch #309!  You can link up any time before July 5th.
Til next time friends...hugs and happy crafting! D

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Catch the Bug Challenges (Anything Goes) and My Time to Craft #295 - For a Male

Oh hello! Here it is the weekend - whoo hoo - and time
for two new challenge themes at 
where it's anything goes this week
"For a Male/masculine theme".

I've combined both of these challenges with this 
fun card - take a look:
This card is made using "Card Kit - KIDZ - Cookie" by 
Bugaboo Digis.  It has the digital papers, the boy image, 
a cookie image and 2 great sentiments. I sized the papers 
to be 5.2 inches x 4.1 inches prior to printing them.  

This fun image reminds me so much of son.  He had those sweet
freckles on his nose and cheeks and LOVED cookies,
especially chocolate chip ones and he'd want "more" constantly.
I'd give him a cookie and he'd ask for 3 more. 
I'd say "no, you can have one more", and then he would say
"Awww, compromise five more!" I'd laugh and say "Nope! compromise one 
more."  And then he'd say "OK Mama, compromise 2 more". And I'd usually 
give him two more- LOL!!  He was a pretty adorable negotiator!
At 21 he still loves chocolate chip cookies a lot. When he gets back to WI
for college I'm going to send this card and some cookies to him ;o)

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #147 "Make Your Mark"
Simon Says Wednesday Challenges - "Make it Masculine"
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog #149 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too Challenge #87 - Masculine

I hope that you will go visit the rest of the DT at 
see their wonderful creations for your inspiration. 
Thanks so much for stopping by! Til next time....HUGS! D

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #283 - Summer {Chase Your Dreams}

Hi there! I'm back again with another card to share with you.
Every Saturday at Kraftin' Kimmie we have a new challenge
for you to try.  There's always an opportunity for you to WIN
a Kraftin' Kimmie gift certificate just for playing along with us.

This week Alexis has chosen the theme of SUMMER for
our projects.  We LOVE when you use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp but
you can use any stamp and create any type of project using this theme.
We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them
so you can WIN a $10 gift card to the Shop!!

As a little bit of added fun 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 Wonderful Wednesday'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 JUNE Sketch:'s my card using the sketch (rotated) and Summer theme:
That beautiful gal and the sentiment are both from the NEW
stamp set called "Chase Your Dreams".  The doily and fun papers
are from Doodlebug "springtime" and "sunkissed" (both available in
the Kraftin' Kimmie store).  I added some candy dots and pretty
die cut butterflies from my stash to complete the card.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenges #149 "Anything Goes"
Clear it Out Challenges - Theme/Anything Goes and Stash/You Choose
(I am using some candy dots and butterfly dies from my stash)
Crafting for All Seasons Challenge #103 - 1,2,3 Recipe
(1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments): I used candy dots, a doily and butterflies.
House of Cards - End of Term Hop and Photo Inspiration

(the colors - pink, yellow & green, and butterfly were my inspiration)
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge #154 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow - May Blossoms and Butterflies

Did you see?????? Kimmie's posted another Krafty Guest Contest!!
I gotta tell you that I absolutely LOVE being a Krafty Girl!
 I still have to pinch myself sometimes to believe it's true!!!
I responded to a couple of the Guest designer calls and was lucky enough
 to be chosen twice before having the opportunity to join the team
on a regular basis. It's an AWESOME experience! You get to hang out with
a FUN group of Krafty Girls all month long, play with NEW stamps and inspire others
with your krafty creations.  We really enjoy our guests at Kraftin' Kimmie.
If you would like to be a Krafty Guest, pop on over to the
Krafty Friends FB page and add your BEST Kimmie Kreation in the Photo Folder
before Sunday night, June 7th! You could have a chance to hang out with the
Krafty Girls all month long in July, play with lots of new stamps and get krafty!!!
 Only requirements....have an active blog, have a facebook page and have lots of
 time to create in July!!! I hope you'll give it a try!!!

There is an amazing selection of stamps on SALE for FRUGAL FRIDAY!
If you love the Kraftin' Kimmie products you must check this out!!
Sale ends on Sunday and items are limited to what's on hand  - so be quick!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Til next time friends...hugs and happy kraftin'! D

Sketch Saturday #364 w/Sami Stamps

Hello friends - happy weekend!
We have a busy weekend planned as we are trying
to squish every last bit of fun in our last couple of days
before my son heads back to Wisconsin  again.
So...I'll keep my post kind of brief for today if you don't mind :o)

It's time for another weekly sketch at Sketch Saturday!
We have a great sponsor this week - Sami Stamps!

For my DT card I used the adorable Sami Stamps image
called "Umbrella Pals" and Sketch #364 (see below)

I paired this adorable digital image with a stamped sentiment
from "Rain or Shine" by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and used some fun papers
 from the Echo Park "Sunny Days Ahead" (6 x 6 pad) - also available
at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I couldn't believe how perfect these
papers were for this image!! The ink color is Bermuda Bay by
Stampin' Up and I colored this with copic markers.

Here's Sketch #364:
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Sister Act Card Challenges #109 - "Anything goes"
Penny's Paper Crafty-Challenges #230 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #62 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today! 
Please go visit the rest of the lovely and talented team at 
Sketch Saturday to see what they have made to inspire you this week!
Hugs D

MOJO Monday #400

Hello friends and followers - so happy you are here to visit me today!
I mentioned a few posts back that I have several graduation cards to make
for family and friends.  I used the MOJO Monday #400 sketch this week

to help me get one of my cards done - take a look:

I love how quickly this card came together (bonus)!
I printed off a digital stamp from Stampin' Up and used
an oval die cut for the shape (cutting off the overhang on the bottom).
I had scraps of left over paper from 3 years ago with the felt mortar
boards (graduation caps) that I snipped out as an additional embellishment
and added a few candy dots.  Viola - done! Well... except for the gift :o)

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges as well:
Alphabet Challenge Blog - "H" is for Hats and/or Handbags
Clear it Out Challenges: Theme/Anything Goes and Stash/You Choose
(my stash is the cap from the paper scraps and the candy dots)
4 Crafty Chicks #249 - Graduation
The Crafter's Cafe - #119: School's Out/Graduation

So off I go to enjoy my weekend and do a little more crafting!
Still have 4 cards to finish for the parties we are going to over the next week.
Better get busy! Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Friday, June 5, 2015

Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop - Coffee Crusader

Hello sweet friends and followers!
I'm happy to be participating in the Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!
I've wanted to do this for a while now but the timing just hasn't 
meshed with the other things I had going on at the time.
Until now... and I'm glad that you are here to visit me!

My card today features a stamp and sentiment from a set
called "Coffee Crusader" by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.
Kraftin' Kimmie is one of the many fabulous sponsors
for this hop who are offering some terrific prizes to be won.
Here's my card: 
LOL - this is exactly how I feel about coffee.
My day doesn't start off right without a cup or three :o)

The papers are from Kaisercraft "Spring Bloom", the enamel 
dots are from the Echo Park A New Edition - Girl line and that
little yellow doily is one of the new mini doilies by Doodlebug
 (all of these items are in the Kraftin' Kimmie shop and I've linked them for you).

Ohhhh and one more thing .... (pay attention..this is exciting!)...
Miss Kimmie herself has given me the opportunity to offer this stamp
set  to 2 - Yes... TWO people who leave me some love on this post.
Whoo Hoo!!! This is Kimiko and she could be yours soon!!

The summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop will run from today (Friday, June 5th)
through Friday, June 12th at 11:59 pacific time. There are lots of
other fabulous prizes from many sponsors for this hop - including
a Kraftin' Kimmie gift certificate. Anyone is eligible for a Super Sponsor prize
 if they link up a newly created Summer Themed Coffee, Tea &/or Cocoa
project, no back-linking please. is used to draw for winners.
Here is the link to the Coffee Lover's Blog where you can add
your own fabulous creation too.  I hope you will play along too! 

I'm also participating in these great challenges today:
Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #147 - Make Your Mark
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - #225 Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #261 - Mocha, Tea, Latte

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Freebie Friday at Bugaboo

Hello! Today is Freebie Friday at Bugaboo!!!
Who doesn't love FREEBIES?? I can't think of anyone!
This week's image called "Sign it - boy balloons" is just adorable
and has lots of possiblities - take a look:

I decided to make this a shaker card using one of the clear
packaging that some other crafty products came in.  It made
a perfect sleeve to put the sequins in.  Using an exacto knife
I cut around the image frame for the opening and then stamped
my sentiment (from "Make a Wish" by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps") on 
the card base  before attaching  the panel. The orange chevron strip 
is washi tape and the red strip is from a border punch.  
Bright colorful and fun!! Perfect for a boy or teen - I think.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
The Pink Elephant Challenges #301 - Masculine Birthday
The Male Room Challenge #11 - Use Washi Tape
The Friday Mashup #212 - I used the embellishments option
with a cluster of sequins. 

You can find this image in the Bugaboo store today for FREE!
Some of the other wonderful designers for Bugaboo have also 
made some darling creations for  your inspiration.  Please go
visit them at Catch the Bug Challenge blog and see what they have too.  
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today! Hugs D