Tuesday, December 12, 2017

12 Krafty Days of Khristmas Wrap Up (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps) and 2017 Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday friends and followers!
Congrats for making it past Monday lol!
Have you been following the 
12 Krafty Days of Khristmas
event at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps/Challenges?

Each day we've been featuring one of the 
stamp sets released each month during 2017.
You can see my posts for Day Two here 
and for Day Nine here

Today I'm featuring one of the stamp sets from
November 2017 called A BREW-TIFUL DAY
(with a little extra accessories from Shake it Up)
I made some special gift bags for my co-workers
and friends by stamping all over some muslin bags
(one of them I then colored in with my copic markers)
and adding a coordinating tag.  Each gift has a small bag of
ground coffee and special winter/Christmas chocolates.

I also made one special little bag for a friend who doesn't
like coffee (the horror) using cocoa mix, a peppermint
and chocolate covered cookie stick (YUM!)
and some awesome large snowflake marshmallows
(one just can't have cocoa without marshmallows!).

here's a couple close ups of the coffee bags
(I apologize for the poor lighting on the photos )

I'm also sharing these gifts in these awesome challenges:
2017 Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop (my third entry)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges - Gift it!
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - #273 Anything But a Card
Little Red Wagon Challenge #422 Holiday Tags & Gift Card Holders
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Christmas/Winter Holidays
Use Your Stuff #292 - Christmas is Coming

Thanks so much for visiting me today!  Happy holidays to
each and every one of you.  May your days be merry and bright!

Monday, December 11, 2017

2017 Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop - Card #2

Hi again!  I'm back with my second card for the 
2017 Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop.
It's only the 3rd day of this fun hop and there are already
well over 400 entries and 80 sponsors - WOW!

This time I'm using a sweet bear and his favorite mug
of coffee (or cocoa) from Neat and Tangled 
(one of the hop's Super Sponsors) called 
BEARY MERRY (and coordinating dies). 
The sentiment is from Santa's Wonderland.  
I colored the bear on kraft paper with copics and then 
used the coordinating die.  The paper is from my Doodlebug
Designs stash - I love to use pink on my Christmas cards.

I'm also entering the following challenges:
I used Sketch #403 from September for my layout

Thanks again for visiting me!  I'll have one more post in the 
morning with some special coffee/cocoa treat bags and tags
to share with you but for now I need to be off to bed
for my beauty rest.  Tomorrow I'll also start hopping myself
and leaving some love for other CLBH crafters.  Hugs! D

2017 Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop - A Sweet Hello

Hello lovely friends and followers!
Hope you're all having a most wonderful day!
Thanks for taking a little time today to pop in 
and visit me - I'm glad that you did.  

I'm participating in the 2017 Winter Coffee Lover's Blog Hop
If you haven't heard of this before please go check it out. 
There are an amazing number of sponsors offering prizes
and lots and lots of fantastic inspiration featuring 
all kinds of different creations.  If you LOVE coffee,
tea or cocoa it's a very fun event.  The past two seasons
I've only been able to hop and enjoy the lovely creations
by all the participants, but this year I found some time to
make three of my own WINTER themed coffee, cocoa creations 
(so far) to share with you.  Here's my first one featuring an 
adorable stamp set from YOUR NEXT STAMP (one of the 
hop's Super Sponsors) called ELLIE LOVES LATTES 
(and the coordinating die cut).  I also used some gorgeous 
plaid papers from the 6 x 6 paper pack Winter Plaid.
  So....drum roll....here's my card. Hope you like it!

In addition to the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop I'm 
also entering this card in the following challenges:
{PIN}spirational Challenges #205 (Photo inspiration - see below)
I took inspiration from the plaid scarf and Christmas theme
"Merry and Bright" Snowman Winter Holiday Christmas ACEO Original Painting EBSQ | eBay
(I used light green, dark green and red)
than a latte on a winter day - especially for Christmas holiday?!)

Okay so that's all from me on this post.  Thanks again for
popping in to visit me.  I hope I've inspired you a little today.
I'll be back soon with my other coffee/cocoa creations :o).  

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #411 - Critters

Oh hello there! Happy Saturday friends!
I get the pleasure of hosting this week's challenge
Some of my favorite stamps released this past
year by KKS have been the ones with animals
so the theme for Challenge #411 is "CRITTERS".

Here's my card for today using FURRY HOLIDAY WISHES.
The sentiment is from another of my favorite animal stamps 
sets called ICE, ICE, BABY.  

I used the December KKS sketch for my layout (love it!).

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

Have you been following the TWELVE KRAFTY DAYS OF KHRISTMAS
at Kraftin' Kimmie?  We are revisiting all the awesome stamp
sets released during 2017 and there are special discounts
on the sets featured each day.  Go to the main blog (link is at the top of
my post here) to see Days One - Nine.  You can also see
my post for DAY NINE by clicking here.

Thanks so much for visiting me today!  I'm off to do a bit
more of my Christmas shopping and then do some baking.
Happy holiday hugs! D

12 Krafty Days of Khristmas - DAY NINE (Mini Monsters)

Hello sweet friends and followers!
Welcome back to my blog if you've visited me before.
If you are new to me - welcome...I'm so happy you're here!!

The 12 Days of Khristmas event continues at
Each of the first twelve days of this month represents
the corresponding month of  2017 (for ex: January is
Day One, February is Day Two, etc.).  The Krafty DT
is showing their past creations with the stamp sets 
and a NEW creation too.  Each day of this special
event you get 30% OFF that day's stamp sets!!
But only during that day and while supplies last.
What a gift!  Kimmie will combine shipping so that you can keep
shopping each day for the special sets that have been on your
wish list.  Just leave her a note in the comments in the order window
telling her that you wish to do this.  How awesome is that?!

I get the pleasure of featuring the uber adorable 
MINI MONSTERS from September 2017.
This was a halloween stamp set BUT I put 
a Christmas twist on it - take a look
What do you think?  Would you like to receive a Christmas
card with a monster on it?  I would if it was this cute!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Before I go I wanted to share some of the other creations 
I've made with this sweet little set.  I've had a lot of fun with it!

As you can see I've really enjoyed using this sweet set. 
It will stay in my "all time favorites" category for sure.  

Thanks so much for popping in to visit me today! 
Happy holiday hugs! D

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges Wonderful Wednesday (12.6.17)

Happy Wednesday friends and followers! 
It's time for another WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY weekly challenge
You know what that means...the theme is ANYTHING GOES!
You can create and share any type of project with any theme!  
We would love for you to play along with us! It's a great excuse to find
some more crafty time to finish those last minute cards and/or gifts.
To give you even more incentive you get a chance to WIN 
some krafty $ to spend in the KKS Store (see challenge blog 
for more details)! 

Each month there is also a sketch that we provide to give you a  
little extra MOJO if you need it.  I tend to use these sketches a lot
because not only are they great, they also help me create quicker
because I then have one less thing to decide on. With a sketch I have 
the structure/layout already there and then can decide on my papers 
and colors much easier.  Here's the December 2017 Sketch  

This is one of the last Christmas cards I'll be making 
(I have a couple others yet to share that I've already made
this week) because I have to stop and start getting them in 
the mail.  Are you done with your Christmas cards and/or
gifts?  I'm always last minute Lucy myself lol!! 

My card today features one of the the super "tweet" images
from MERRY AND BRIGHT BIRDIES.  Each of these
little fellas are just awesome but I think I'm just a teensy
tiny bit partial to this one with his big ol' candy cane. 
I used the December sketch and a fun mix of red Christmas papers.  
Here's a little closer view too

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Well lovelies I don't have much more to say today so I'll close 
with a holiday (cyber) hug and a wish that you have the 
most wonderful and blessed holiday season.  
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today! 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #410 "SNOW"

Hello crafty friends! 
Holy smokes it's December 2nd!  
Do you have your Christmas crafting and shopping done  yet?
We have our decorations up and I've done a little on-line
shopping but still need to do more and will be making
several small gifts for friends and co-workers and doing the 
traditional holiday baking with my sweet daughter. 
I just honestly can't believe how fast time is going by!
Kind of sad really - but so looking 
forward to my family time on Christmas Eve.

Oops I digress... the real reason for this post
is because it's time for another weekly challenge 
The theme this week is SNOW.  
You can make any type of project to enter but
please remember it must be a new creation and 
follow the theme with some snow on it.  

My card today features MERRY AND BRIGHT BIRDIES
with a white background and snowflakes.  
Isn't this duo all snuggled up together in the boughs adorable?
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
(the word JOY and the Christmas theme for my inspiration )

(my inspiration is the red and white colors, snow and Christmas theme)

12 Krafty Days of Khristmas - Day TWO (30% off on February 2017 release stamps)

Good happy Saturday friends!
I'm happy you're here to visit me because today
is DAY TWO of the 12 Krafty Days of Khristmas

Each day from the 1st through the 12th the Krafty DT
is showcasing a creation from one of the new releases
of each month of 2017 by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.
PLUS each and every day during the 12 Days the stamp sets
that we released during that particular month will
be ON SALE but ONLY for that day!

DAY TWO represents the  month of February 2017
where we released ALL ABOARDSKY'S THE LIMIT,
Such a great month of masculine stamps!

I chose to feature SPORTY BOYS today and
put a Christmas twist on it - take a look!
I had a little help from a couple other stamp sets 
Merry and Bright Birdies (embossed snowflakes) 
and Shake It Up! ("Christmas").  To create the 
sentiment I masked off part of two different ones
and then embossed one and then the other.  
The main image was stamped on a kraft card blank
in a very light brown memento ink and 
then colored with Prisma color pencils.  
Oh boy this card should go in the record books 
for me.  I can count on one hand the number of
times I make a completely one layer card!!
I really love how it turned out. The distress inks
and embossing really helped add some depth to it.  

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks Challenges #379 (4CC379) - Anything Goes
Fab n' Funky Challenges #373 - Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes (11.28.17)
The Merry Christmas Challenge #45 - Anything Christmas Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #20 - Anything Christmas Goes
Cards In Envy - It's Only Paper Cards
Use Your Stuff Challenge #290 - Heat Embossing

Here are a few of the cards I made previously with

Remember...today only these February stamp sets
will be 30% OFF while supplies last!

Thanks for stopping in to visit me! Holiday Hugs! D

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

November Krafty Scrappin' Challenge (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps)

Oh Hello sweet crafty friends and followers.
My post today is for the November Krafty Scrappin challenge

For this challenge you can create ANYthing you wish 
as long as it's NOT a card! 
Calendars, bookmarks, pocket pages, traditional scrap pages, 
holiday gifts, planner pages... you get the picture! But NO Cards.
The November theme is  ANYTHING GOES!

I'm usually so busy making cards that I don't stop to make the time
to create something different unless it's a special occasion or reason.
My project today is a sweet little tag that I made using 
Happy Fall Y'All that I put on a jar of homemade applesauce
from my own tree.  It was a gift for my Grandma 
who LOVES anything sweet - and especially applesauce.

Two years ago I only had about 3 little apples on my tree.
Last year I had quite a lot but most of them had bugs but
this year was a bumper crop and I had more than I knew what to
do with.  So I googled applesauce recipes and made several
different versions.  It was so much easier than I thought it
would be and man was it ever wayyyy better than any I've
purchased at the store.  Grandma likes it sweeter than I
do (and smooth) so I added brown sugar to hers and 
threw it in the blender when it was done cooking. 
Needless to say I was her favorite granddaughter 
(Oops I promised not to tell anyone that - lol!)

So enough from me for now.  I hope I've inspired you
to play along with us this time. It is the season for 
giving and there are lots of sweet stamp sets at 
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps that work perfectly for this. 

Here's some things to remember if you're going to play along

1. Make ANY crafty creation... JUST NOT A CARD!
2. MUST be a NEW creation (created on or after this post date)
3. MUST use Kraftin Kimmie stamps to be entered in to the drawing.
4. You have a month to play, enter AS MANY TIMES as you'd like!
5. PRIZES?!? Of course there are prizes!! Once we've reached 5 entries, 
we draw a random winner (winner will be drawn at the close of the challenge)!!
6. You have until Monday, January 29th @ 12:00 pm Eastern to get your entries in.
7. Be sure to also share your creations on our Krafty Friends FB page too.

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!  
Happy holidays and Hugs (big crafty ones)! 

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #409 - Christmas

Hello everyone.  I'm glad you've taken a break from 
the Thanksgiving weekend shopping to visit me.
It's time for another weekly challenge at
and this week the theme is CHRISTMAS!

I completely avoided the stores on Black Friday but 
did some internet shopping.  Found one gift for me family
and a couple for myself fell into my cart(s) too. Oops! 
Speaking of Sales...Did you see this from 
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This is an awesome time to get some of the krafty goodies you've
been wishing for.  You can wrap them and put them under the
tree from "Santa" (winky face).  

Okay so back to the reason for my post today and that would
be to share my Krafty DT card with you that was made for
the current KKS Challenge #409!

I used the brand new A Brew-tiful Day and added a 
"Christmassy" (um..yes that is a word) sentiment from 
Reindeer Games to make a Clean And Simple (shocker!)
and festive Christmas card.   This is a super easy and fun
to make for my coffee (or cocoa) loving friends. 
It will be very easy to tuck a coffee shop gift card inside. 

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Happy Little Stamps November CAS Challenge - Christmas
Fusion Challenges - Red Christmas

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges - Food and/or Drink
Winter Wonderland challenges - Traditional Christmas Colors Red and Green
If you Give a Crafter a Cookie Challenge #82 (photo inspiration)

So that's all from me for today!  My daughter has been
dying to put up the Christmas decorations for a week now
but my hubby refuses to let Christmas invade Thanksgiving.
Tomorrow he can stop us no more bwahahaha. 
I hope you will find time to join us this week and
link up your own Christmassy creation.  Hugs! D

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges - Wonderful Wednesday 11/22/17

Happy Wednesday crafty peeps!
I love Wednesdays for lots of reasons but especially
the theme for WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY is
ALWAYS Anything Goes!!  Whoo Hoo!

Because Christmas is just around the corner I'm 
still working on my card stash to send out.  
My card today features the uber adorable clear stamp
set called REINDEER GAMES and several of the 
festive words from the brand new stamp set 
just released called FURRY HOLIDAY WISHES
to create a fun word panel (see below for stamp sets used).
The idea looked much different in my head but I still like it. 

When I need inspiration I often look for a sketch  
and I found this one at Sketch Saturday Week #490
so I'm entering my card in their gallery this week. 
I'm also entering this card in these challenges:
Addicted to Stamps - Challenge #157 Use More than One Stamp

Thanks so much for visiting me today!
Come play along with us this week.  Every time you
enter any of the weekly challenges at KKS you get a
chance to win a gift certificate to use in the Krafty Shop.
One winner is drawn each month from all the entries submitted.

P.S. Here are the stamp sets I used on my card today (links above)
Reindeer Games
and Furry Holiday Wishes

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Blog hop celebration at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Oh my gosh today is the day!
The brand new clear stamp sets at
are now available in the shop and we have a fantastic
blog hop to celebrate this release.  You'll see lots
of links below to the blogs of the krafty krew and guests.
Grab your favorite drink and snack and 
get ready to see some awesome eye candy!

I love, love, love the sweet new set by artist Cheryl Grant
I went with a clean and simple design that focuses on
this main image.  I seldom do CAS cards but with an
image as ADORABLE and fun to color it makes
the CAS style so easy and pleasing. 

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Happy Little Stampers - November CAS Challenge (Christmas)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges - Furry Friends
Crafty Animals Challenge #8 - anything goes
Animal Friends Challenges #56 - Christmas Critters
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #268 Holiday
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #504 Birds/Animals
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #183 "Anything Goes"

***ALSO it's Small Business Saturday and there's a special surprise!
To say a special thank you every order placed this weekend
will receive a coupon for 20% off your entire order Dec 13-23!

Thanks so much for visiting me!  Now off you go on your
way to the next stop(s) below to see the fantastic creations
that the rest of the Krafty krew and guests have to share with
and inspire you using all the different stamps sets from this month.
Hugs and  happy hoppin'!  D

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps NEW release sneak peeks DAY FOUR & Anything Goes Challenge

Hey hey are you as happy as I am that it's the weekend?!
We've been having so much fun showing you the peeks
 of the awesome new stamp sets being released this
Have you been enjoying seeing them?
Do you have a favorite so far?

Are you ready for our FINAL set of the YEAR?!
We've left the most FUN and ADORABLE set for last!
It's perfect for Christmas and winter creations.
and it features a trio of holiday critters by artist, Emilie Goulet!

Here's a peek at the full set with all it's fun sentiments.
I just LOVE this - sooooo awesome!!

Here's my card to share with you today

We also have a current challenge starting this weekend at KKS
and the theme is ANYTHING GOES (as it always is during peek week).
You can share your own fabulous creations - a card, altered item,
scrapbook layout, 3D project, tag, ATCs...you name it!
I'd love for you to come play along with us this week!

And....before I go I want to remind you that tomorrow at 2pm EST
I hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes! 
You can come hang out with Kimmie and the Krafty Team!

Make sure you go visit the links below for the Krafty Krew 
and Guests because they have lots of awesome inspiration to share
with you featuring this set. Leave us a little love at each stop while 
you're hopping around because we are giving away a gift voucher! 
You could WIN some Krafty $$$ to spend at the shop! 
There will be one winner from all the comments this week 
and it will be announced at the party this afternoon!

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
Happy hoppin'!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps NEW Release Sneak Peeks DAY THREE

Welcome back to my blog for DAY THREE 
of the sneak peeks of the NEW release

Today we are featuring a clear stamp set that
just makes my heart as happy as the subject
it's called A BREW-TIFUL DAY!

This totally awesome set comes with lots of different coffee
cup images, beans, hearts and a bunch of GORGEOUS sentiments!

I really enjoyed creating with this set - take a look:

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft #56 Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge #41 Always anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenges - Nov 2017 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge #354 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenges #393 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges #355 Anything Goes

Check out this fabulous set in action as you hop around
 the Krafty blogs today (see links below)! Be sure to leave some love
at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN
a gift voucher to the krafty shop!

ALL FIVE of the new November clear stamp sets will be
released on Saturday afternoon! Be sure to join us at the
LIVE Online Release Party beginning at 2pm EST!
Hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps NEW Release Sneak Peek - DAY TWO

Hello hello!  I'm happy you're here today to visit
me because it's DAY TWO of the November 
NEW release sneak peeks from
We have so much inspiration from the Krafty krew
and guests (see links below to take you to each of them)
for you to enjoy.  I know you will LOVE today's peeks!!

Today there are two stamp sets by artist Cheryl Grant.
Both of them are going to be part of my all time favorites!
They are so much fun to color and super CUTE too!

My card features the absolutely ADORABLE
MERRY CHRIST-MOOSE  - take a peek!
Don't you just love it?!  I sure do!!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #268 Holiday
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - November Anything Christmas Goes
Mod Squad Challenges - Merry and Bright
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges - Furry Friends 

I'll be sharing my creation with the other awesome set on
Sunday during the New Release Blog Hop so stay tuned peeps!
ALL FIVE of the new November clear stamp sets will be
released on Sunday evening! Be sure to join us at the
LIVE Online Release Party beginning at 2pm EST!
 Hope to see you there!  Thanks for visiting me today!