Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Very Last (and Favorite) Christmas card of 2016

Hello again friends and followers :o)
Are you as in shock as I am that there are
only 3 more days of this year?!
This past month was so full for me with
work and family that it seemed like I blinked
and now it is almost over.
I remember my Grandma telling me that
as you get older time goes by faster.
I didn't believe her until recently lol!

I have one more Christmas card to share with you
today that was made for my son and his lovely lady.

This is a retired Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp called Rudy.
I stamped it on Kraft paper and then colored with
copic markers and a white gel pen.  I really
loved how it turned out and not only was it my
very last Christmas card of 2016 - it was also my favorite!
This cheeky reindeer reminds me a lot of my son :o)
here's the inside too

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Merry Monday Christmas Challenges #228 - Favorite of 2016

Last of the Christmas cards for 2016

Hello friends hope you had the most blessed Christmas holidays!
Things have been very quiet on my blog lately as I've
been really busy with lots of family stuff and the holidays
these past 3 weeks.  Good stuff - just really busy! 

Today I'm sharing the last of the cards I made for Christmas 2016. 
I didn't get nearly as many Christmas cards done this
year as I had planned :o(.  How about you?  

Here's card #1 

I'm entering this card in these great challenges:

And here's card #2 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
(Create a Christmas Card or Anything But a Card)

And card #3

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

And finally card #4

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for visiting me today!
Wishing  you and your family a very blessed 2017!
Hugs D

Friday, December 16, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #362 - Winter

Hello friends!  
Today we have another theme challenge at
This week the theme is WINTER - brrr!

My daughter and I made several mason jar 
gifts containing minty hot cocoa mix (from
my own special recipe).  I used the adorable
Beary Big Hugs stamp set to make a gift
tag - take a look.  All I have to do now is
write the "to" and "from" on the tag and
it's ready to deliver with a batch of fresh
cookies next week!  The perfect wintery treat!

I hope that you will join our winter themed challenge
this week!  We love to see your creations!

Thanks for stopping in to visit me today!  Lots
of warm hugs to each of you! D

Monday, December 12, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps 12 Days of Christmas Wrap Up - My Favorite Stamp Set

Hello friends! Have you enjoyed the 
12 Days of Christmas review at

Today we are sharing with you our own personal
favorite stamp sets from the new releases of 2016.
Boy was this one hard for me because I had 
soooo many many favorites.  I mean... 
HELLO? Aren't they all fabulous?
After lots and lots of head scratching
I found that I kept going back to 
SNAIL MAIL as my favorite.  

Here are some of the cards I made with this
adorable set by artist Cheryl Grant 

And here's my newest creation 
which I'm actually going to send as as 
Christmas card this year. 

Can you see why it's my favorite set?
It just doesn't get a whole lot cuter than this!

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
Hugs! D

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #361 - CAS with a Sentiment

Hello friends!
Pat yourself on the back in congratulations for
making it to the weekend - I know I am!

Each Saturday we have a new challenge starting at
Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges and this week
the theme is CAS (Clean and Simple) with a Sentiment.
I hope that you will come play along with us this week.

I played around with some bright colored Zig clean brush
markers and some Ranger distress inks to make my
CAS creation.  The sentiment (from Love Story Sentiments)
is heat embossed on the watercolor paper.
That adorable snail and the mushrooms are
from Snail Mail (one of my favorite sets from 2016).

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

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today! 
We always enjoy your creations at Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges 
so be sure to submit them so you can have a chance to WIN 
a $20 gift card to the Shop!! Show us your stuff!! 

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 others!
And don't forget about the Frugal Friday Specials which are up NOW 
 through Sunday... happy shopping!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Whimsical Gnome Santa

Hello friends and followers! Happy Sunday!

Whimsical Gnomes was one of my favorite stamp sets
released this year from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. 
I decided to color one of the adorable gnomes up like
a Santa gnome and make a fun Christmas card.
I was kind of proud of myself because I used two 
die cut trees and the snow hills that I had laying on my 
table from a previous card.  I love when I actually use 
some stash and/or extras laying on my craft desk!  

One of the trees has an embossed pattern on it which I
was going to leave just as it was and then somehow I
got black ink on my finger and on the tree.  So...
then I grabbed a sponge dauber and added a little green
ink to cover up the black boo boo.  Crafters are so
good at thinking of plan b :o).  The sentiment
is from "Shake It Up!" also by KKS.

This card is being shared on the 
as my DT card for 12 days of Christmas.  

I would also like to enter this in the following challenges:
( I chose June 2016 - Christmas Landscapes)
S = Snow, T= trees, A=aqua (the paper is a light aqua) R= Red, 

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today! 
Hugs to each of you! D