Saturday, May 28, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #333 - Summer

Hello again friends!  Three posts from me in one day.
I haven't done that in a while - kind of a shocker!

The newest weekly challenge at 
has a fun theme of SUMMER!  
Pull out your pretty, bright inks and markers, and 
papers and summer dies and make something 
that says or means summer to you!  
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! 
There is one winner drawn per month from all the Saturday Challenges. 
You can enter as many times per month as you'd like!!
Show us your stuff!! 

I made a super CAS card to share with you today
(another shocker as I don't usually do CAS)
using the Sweet Summer Sentiments stamps.
Ohhhh I just can't wait for the weather here to get nice
enough to pull out my flip flops and sit in the sun! 

I used my Stamp-m-jig to line up the flip flops
(there is no way I could have stamped so straight without it).
These pretty ink colors are the newest In Color collection
from Stampin' Up!  (same for the papers). 

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges (5/25/16) - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - May Challenge "Anything Goes"
(I was inspired by the oranges and pinks)

{PIN}spirational Challenges #166 - Anything Goes

Sketch Saturday #414 (I reversed/mirrored the sketch)

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!

Oh and hey pay attention to this next part....
Kimmie has posted a Krafty Guest opportunity!!! 
Have you ever wanted to be a Krafty Guest? Well now's your chance! 
 Click on over to the Krafty Friends Group and read up on the details 
on how YOU can be a Krafty Guest! 
We :LOVE our krafty guests so give it a try won't you?

And...Frugal Friday specials are UP! 
Remember these specials end on Sunday evening, so get shopping!

Now it's your turn to 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 3rd at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in!
I can't wait to see what you make! 
Til next time...hugs! D

Catch the Bug Challenges - Photo Inspiration (5/28/16)

Well lookie here...the weekend just slid right in this week!
And here it is the last one of May 2016.  Wow!
Today we have another fun challenge for you 
This week we have a PHOTO Inspiration challenge

I got inspiration from the the bird and colors
and made this card to share with you
This fun digital image is called 
BUGBDAYBIRD1.  The papers are from
my neutrals Stampin' Up! stash. 
With these colors this will make a great
"major" birthday card - like for a 50th or 60th. 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Creative Knockouts #143 - Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday Challenges (May 19th) - A.G. w/ topping option
of Adding Dimension
Simon Says Wednesday Challenges (5/25) - Anything Goes

I hope that you will join us this week for our
photo inspiration challenge.  I always love seeing 
what you make and share with us.  
Til next time...hugs! D

Sketch Saturday #414 {Happy Print Club}

Good Morning All!
 It's Time for another awesome sketch challenge 
at Sketch Saturday.  This week the sponsor is 
Happy Print Club!

Here is Sketch #414

 I used this sketch to make a journal panel for a
scrapbook page using a digital papers and
a journal card from the Baby Dinos.
When my son was little he used to say
"RAWR" all the time.  I can't wait to
make a page of him with this!!

I hope you will go visit the rest of the team this
week and see what they've made too with this
great sketch as a layout!  You'll be glad you did!

Gotta run! Thanks so much for visiting me today!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday Challenge - Mermaid Friends & Oceans of Love

Happy Wednesday crafty friends and followers!
I'm not sure if I think this week is going by slowly or too fast.
 Too fast for all the crafty projects I want to get done
and too slow for the weekend to be here - LOL.

But here's the best news about's time
for another fun Wonderful Wednesday challenge

The theme as it always is for the Wednesday challenges
is ANYTHING GOES!  Who doesn't like that right?!
You can make any type of project with any theme 
and use any stamp or crafty medium you wish.
Just have fun with it and share it with us for an 
opportunity to win some Krafty $ to spend in the 
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps store - whoo hoo!!

My card today uses one of the brand newest 
stamps from the beautiful MERMAID FRIENDS
and a sentiment from OCEANS OF LOVE (currently
sold out but will be back soon) - take a look:

I've been seeing the use of vellum a lot lately so I thought
I'd pull some out of my stash and play with it at bit
Those waves are actually the puffy cloud border dies from
Your Next Stamp.  I think it turned out kind of fun ;o).

I used the sketch from MOJO Monday #449 this week
(as you can see I flipped the orientation of it though)
for the layout.  I also wanted to play along with 
the current challenge at 613 Avenue Create #177
which is Anything Goes w/optional twist of  
Create your Own Challenge Series.  I used
the A2 Card type, Thinking of you as the event, and 
gold/metallic and sequins for the trends part of the challenge.
I would also like to enter this in these challenges too:
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges #109 - Just Us Girls 
{PIN}spirational Challenges #166 - Anything goes

Hope you will consider joining us this week at KKS.
There are some more lovely creations from my 
sweet and talented Krafty Girls teammates -
go check them out too.  You'll be glad you did!

So that's it for me today. I'm sure glad you stopped 
in to visit me!  Hope your Wednesday is great and it
goes by as fast or as slow as you like it to :o)
Til next time...krafty hugs! D

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Card for a Strong Woman {Rebuild Herself - Unity Stamp Co}

Hello friends hope you are doing well.
I've been a bit behind in creating and blogging lately
due to a trip to see my son and his lovely lady in Wisconsin
and then catching up like crazy when I got back to work.
  I'm hoping this next week will be smoother and craftier  :o) 

Today I'm sharing a card I made for a co-worker who
is going through a very tough time.  
The stamp and sentiment are from a kit at Unity Stamp Co.
called "Rebuild Herself".  I used copic markers and 
used softer colors than I usually do and stamped the image
in brown instead of black ink.  I really like the way it looks. 
My co-worker loved it too and said it touched her heart.
That's what really made me happy! 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
The Brown Sugar Challenge Blog #199 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenges #325 - anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges #278 - Anything Goes

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

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Humor Me Wednesday "National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day" - Catch the Bug Challenges

Oh hello! Thanks for being here to visit me today!
It's hump day and Humor Me Wednesday
at Catch The Bug Challenges as well.

This week has lots of fun holidays that you might 
not be aware of.  For example did you know there
is a National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day?
No? Well it was Monday May 15th. 
I didn't know but I'm super excited for a reason to
celebrate this holiday because I love, love, love
chocolate chip cookies!  Really I LOVE cookies
of all kinds but I especially love chocolate chip ones! 
In fact they are my all time favorite dessert! 

I used a sweet digital image, sentiment  
and matching digital paper from
Card Kit - KIDZ Cookie 
for my card today - take a look:

Thanks for stopping in to visit me today!
Go have a chocolate chip cookie when you get a
chance!  I know I will :o)  Hugs! D

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps May Release Blog Hop!

Hello krafty friends!  Do you have a favorite drink
ready to enjoy while you hop along with us today 
while we show you a final day of the amazing
NEW clear stamps of May? 

Have you  had a favorite so far? 
That's a tough one to answer for me as
I love every one of them this month. 
Well whether you have a favorite or love them all, 
ALL of these amazing new sets are now available
and in the store for you to snatch up.

My card today uses another one of artist Annie's 
gorgeous mermaids called Treena Twinkles:

I uused some more of my favorite Doodlebug
Patterned papers and the sketch from
MOJO Monday #447 for inspiration.

I'd like to enter this in the following challenge:
613 Avenue Create #176 Anything Goes

I hope you enjoy the hop today.
The Krafty Girls always have some
fabulous inspiration to share with you.
Sea you soon! Hugs D

Kraftin' Kimmie May New Release Sneak Peeks DAY FOUR and Anything Goes Challenge

Oh hooray it's the weekend and time
for an ANYTHING GOES challenge 
as well as another sneak peek of 
the NEW May stamp sets from

By now I'm pretty sure that you've caught on to
the underwater and fantasy theme of this month.
So Awesome - am I right?!! 

Here's another set that I absolutely adore!
It's called "OCEANS OF LOVE" by artist Becky Pearce
it's Fin-tastic and I am in LOVE with it for sure!

There are so many sweet little images that you can put together 
and mix and match to create amazing scenes! 
Plus six kraken coordinating sentiments for a total 
of TWENTY ONE amazing stamps!
 I will be using this one for a long time!

Here's my card using this sweet set:

I used my rolling hills dies to create the waves.  The colorful
seaweed floor was created by stamping the little plant stamp
first in green then in orange and finally pink.  I did a lot of 
fussy cutting but thankfully these images were pretty easy to
do this with.  Oh hey...I just realized that I didn't use a stitch
of patterned paper on this card. That's very rare! But I was
just having so much fun stamping the bubbles and seaweed 
that I didn't even notice :o).  

All of the new May clear stamp sets will be released this 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 Kimmie and the Krafty Girls! 
Hope to see you there!

Sketch Saturday #412

Happy weekend friends and followers!
 Welcome to another week at Sketch Saturday.
This week we have an amazing sponsor... 

The Sketch Challenge Prize is a super generous 
$25.00 to spend in the 

Here is sketch #412

and here is my card using it
This is a brand spankin' new stamp set by
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps called "Oceans of Love"
(available after 3pm EST today).  
I used some of my favorite patterned papers
from Doodlebug Design - aren't they fun?!

Please go check out the other creations from the
Sketch Saturday gals - you'll be glad that you did!
I hope you will join us this week too!
Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D

Friday, May 13, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps May Sneak Peeks DAY THREE

Hello!  It's DAY THREE of the May
release sneak peeks for the NEW clear stamps

Did you think we were done with the MERMAIDS??? Nope!!
 Today we are sharing previews featuring a set that I KNOW
will make a splash! We're so excited to share the new set of fin-tastic
images by artist Emilie Goulet called MERMAID FRIENDS!

The 4x4 clear stamp set features two beautiful mermaids
with their water-ful friends PLUS five awesome sentiments!
They're such fun!

For my creation today I wanted to use watercolors 
and create what I hope looks like an underwater image
take a look and let me know what you think!
I embossed this lovely mermaid first and then 
watercolored over the entire panel with distress inks.
After it  had dried a little I washed out some of 
the color from the mermaid and fish and then added
some other colors.  As a last touch I added some
shimmer to her tail using Wink of Stella clear pen
and some Stickles glitter glue on her hair pin.  

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew #112 Anything Goes

All of the new May clear stamp sets will be released this weekend! 
 Be sure to join us on Saturday 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 Kimmie and the Krafty Girls! Hope to see you there!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps May Sneak Peeks DAY TWO

Oh hey there! Welcome back for another day of 
krafty peeks of the NEW clear stamp sets of May 

Did you like what you saw from day one?
Yes?! Well... get ready to ooh and ahh over 
the sneak peek today!  It's and Ahhh-dorably
sweet and fun set by artist Cheryl Grant called 
"KEEP SWIMMING" and we think you'll WHALE-Y love it!

The set features cute kids Lucas and Lulu having some
splish splashy fun with some underwater friends!
 There are FOUR main images PLUS FIVE fabby sentiments
for a total of NINE awesome stamps in the set!

I am not kidding you, I absolutely fell in love with this set! 
I've always loved turtles and this one is extra CUTE!

Here's my card to share with you today

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #175 - "AG w/optional twist of My Sentiments Exactly
(use a die cut to frame a sentiment)
Creative Card Crew #112 Anything Goes

All of the NEW May 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 Kimmie and the Krafty Girls!  Hope to see you there!

I'll be back tomorrow with another peek! Hugs D

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Sneak Peek DAY ONE!

Oh my goodness I'm so glad that you are here because....
it's DAY ONE of the fabulous sneak peeks of May for 

I am over the moon for this month and I think you
are gonna love it too! Especially today if you 
are partial to the SEA!!!

The theme is UNDERWATER and we are kickin' things off
with THREE FIN-tastic new designs to inspire you
from artist, Annie Rodrigue!

First there are TWO new stamp sets featuring BRAND NEW MERMAIDS!
Each stamp set has several super cute and funny coordinating sentiments!
They SHORE are beautiful and they are called 


Annie has also designed the perfect BACKGROUND stamp set
to go with these new mermaids and many other summer stamp sets
 OR to just use it by itself!!
 How gorgeous is this underwater scene called THE OCEAN!!?

I combined The OCEAN background stamp and the 
SERENA APARKLES stamp to create this fun card.
I wanted to make the coral and plants look like they were 
moving a bit in the water so I double stamped the image.
I used various distress ink colors for the watercolor effect. 
You can't see it very well in the photo :O( but I added 
some wink of stella on her tail and fins and face.  
It's very pretty IRL.  Sometimes I wish I was a mermaid :o)!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
(I used dry embossing on the botton panel and heat
embossed the main image and background scene)
The Alphabet Challenge Blog - E is for Embossing Folders
Crafty Catz Challenges #323 - Females Only 

All the NEW May 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 Kimmie and the Krafty Girls! Hope to see you there!

See you tomorrow with another sneak peek! Hugs D

Monday, May 9, 2016

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Monday everyone, hope you've
had a good start to your week! 

Today I'm sharing a Mother's Day card
that I made for my mom.  

I recently got some more Zig markers from Simon Says Stamp
and was dying to play with them.  So... I grabbed a stamp set
from Close to My Heart and did some stamping, heat embossing 
and coloring with them.  I love how these markers are so vibrant 
yet create such a cool watercolor effect at the same time. 
I find them pretty easy to use but I need a bit more practice 
to get the variation and depth in the colors.   

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
The Brown Sugar Challenges #197  - Mother's Day 
613 Avenue Create #175 - Anything Goes w/optional twist
of using die cuts to frame or showcase a sentiment
(I used two circle dies)
Addicted to Stamps and More #192 "Make Your Mark"
Come and Get it Challenges #117 Card for a Woman
Sweet Stampin' Challenges '"May Flowers"

Thanks for visiting me today! Have a wonderful
rest of the week won't you?!  Hugs D

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Stella Says Catch #409 {Catch the Bug Challenges}

Hello sweet friends.  I have to laugh at myself
as I am typing this today.  It seems I always start
my blog posts the same way.  I think I need some 
new material but I struggle with what else I could say.
Should I say "What Up friends"?  Or maybe
"Hey how you doin'"?  Or something very off the
wall to see who's paying attention?  Hmmm...
will have to work on that for future posts. But
for now I'm very happy that you are here to visit me
so....hello sweet friends :o) !!!

Today is the start of another new Stella Says Sketch
at Catch the Bug Challenges - take a look at SSS#409
 It's a goodie I think - can be very simple
or can be very embellished. Can be flipped 
or it can be square - lots of possibilities I think.

Since I've been running around like a frazzled chicked
these past 3 or so weeks I decided to stick pretty 
true to the sketch and keep it simple.  No 
sentiment on this one so I can use it in a 
variety of ways later when I need a quick card
to send out to someone.  Here's my take on this fab sketch:

This sweet image is called BUGLBEAR (ladybug bear).
It's hard to see in this photo but I added some stickles
glitter glue to the middle of the flowers and the stem.
Fun right?!  Hope you like it!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More #192 "Make Your Mark"
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges #276 "Anything Goes"

I hope you will go check out the lovely creations from 
the other talented ladies on the Bugaboo team and
then decide to link up your own creation!  
There's an awesome prize for the winner - just sayin!

Thanks for stopping in to visit me - hope you have 
an amazing day and week! Hugs D

Friday, May 6, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #330 "Layers"

Hello and welcome to my blog! 
Every Saturday there's a new challenge 
and this week the theme chosen by 
Krafty Girl Marilyn is "LAYERS".

Ohhhh I LOVE layers! Using layers is the 
perfect excuse to use up some of my 
patterned papers stash (so of course I can 
then buy more - bwahahaha).  

Today I've used one of the super fun
stamps and a sentiment from the newest 
release from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps called 
Here she is (drumroll).....

She looks like she is having way too much fun to 
be exercising to me!  I certainly don't look that good :o)
Let's see how many layers do I have on this?
I think I count 10!!  Swoon!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More #192 Make Your Mark
Crafty Catz Challenges #323 - Females Only
4 Crafty Chicks #297 "Sassy Woman" and GDT call
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges #276 "Anything Goes"

Next week we start giving you  some sneak peeks at the 
ahhhmazing NEW May release of clear stamps.
You are gonna love love love them!!!! 

Please come join us this week and play along for a 
chance to win some Krafty $!

Thanks for stopping in to visit me today! 
Hugs and happy kraftin'! D 

Freebie Friday - Bugaboo Stamps

It's Friday, it's Friday - I'm so happy it's Friday!!
What a week - Oye!  Looking forward to the weekend
and we are almost there now! Whoo Hoo!

Friday's are fun at Bugaboo Stamps because 
Jodie puts an adorable image out there for you
to grab for free.  Let me repeat myself...
it's Friday and there's a FREEBIE!!

Here's my card using this week's image

This card is going to special lady who's been
undergoing chemo treatments for the past month
or so.  She doesn't seem to have lost her humor 
during this whole ordeal which I think is quite amazing!
I hope this will make her smile!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew #112 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-CraftyChallenges #276 "Anything Goes"

Go check out the other fun creations from the
talented and lovely Bugaboo DT team at
Go go go grab your freebie now too!
Hugs and Happy Friday! D

Catch the Bug Challenges - Anything Goes {May 2016}

Happy Saturday to all my crafty followers!
We've got a very busy weekend planned - how about you?

Today is the start of a new month of challenges 
How in the world did that last month go by so fast.
It seemed as though it was only a few sleeps 
and viola it was a new month.  

Oh least we'll start seeing some beautiful flowers
in the yard and around the area.  Already the lilacs are
budding up and I can hardly wait for them to bloom!

The theme for this first Saturday of the month
is ANYTHING GOES!  Oh I know you like that one!
I do too!  For my DT creation I made this sweet baby boy
card using the adorable image called Hang in there dog

I fussed around for awhile trying to figure out where to 
put a sentiment or die cut word "baby" but finally decided
that I like it just fine without that and it's quite obviously
that its a new baby boy card.  This way it can be for a 
shower or for the actual congrats after.  

Please come play along with us this week! We love
to see your wonderful creations in the gallery! 
See you soon!! Hugs D