Thursday, March 30, 2017

4 Crafty Chicks Challenges {4CC #344} - Crazy Egg/Anything Goes

Well here it is the end of March and my 
last post as a guest designer for 
It's been such a fun month of challenges and 
again I'm so thankful to the lovely chicks 
for inviting me to play alongside them! 

This last challenge of March is #344 CRAZY EGG!
That means ANYTHING GOES is the theme!

Here's my card to share with you today -
I gave this to a friend for her birthday recently.
All the products used on this card are from 
Stampin' Up!  I love this soft Sugarplum color! 

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today.
I hope you will go visit the chicks and leave them a
little love while you're there.  Hugs! D

Friday, March 24, 2017

Krafty Komeback "Brigette"

It's time for a Krafty Komeback at
Lots of the rubber stamp sets have long retired and are no longer available
for purchase anymore. BUT...Kimmie has switched some things up
and re-released a few of your favorites in the awesome clear version!
 Today we're announcing another one - It's BRIGETTE!
And...she's already in the Krafty Shop!!

She was one of the most popular images from artist Annie Rodrigue!
 She looks so relaxed soaking in that sumptuous bubble bath - 
AND she's so much fun to color! Do you know someone who needs 
to take time for themselves and to RELAX? Maybe it's you!
I know a reminder for myself is not a bad idea.

I was so excited when this set came back!
Here's my card to share with you today

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

Don't miss out our fun SPRING KRAFTY KROP this weekend!

Join us on the Krafty Friends facebook group from 9am-5pm EST 
for challenges, videos, prizes and lots of krafty fun!

It's also Frugal Friday and there are FOUR of our fabulous sets on SALE 40% OFF! 
 But only for the weekend and only while supplies last! So be sure to check them out!

The Krafty Krew design team members and guests listed below have created
some fabulous creations to inspire you so be sure to hop around to see them!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

4 Crafty Chicks Challenges {4CC #343} - Punches or Dies

Wow! The month of March is just well...
Marching right along!  I can't believe there's only 
two weeks left of it already!  
Soon it will be Easter! 

This week the theme challenge at 
 4CC #343 (chosen by Lori) is Punches or Dies!
Ohhhh this is a favorite one for me! 
I love to use both as often as I can! 
Especially dies that coordinate with stamped images 
such as these adorable "Peep" bunnies that  I used on my card
 The bunnies are from last year's Simon Says Stamp March 
stamp kit (yes it took me that long to actually use it - shameful!).
The stitched panels are from dies (Lawn Fawn) as are the bunnies
 and their bows (Simon Says Stamp).  The grass is a punch 
(Martha Stewart)  which I then ran the punched strip through
the Big Shot again with the stitched rectangle for the bottom part. 
The plaid paper (Echo Park) and sequins were also in the kit.
The pretty springy inks are from Stampin' Up! 

Here's the finished inside too

Peeps on cards are really the only type of Peeps I like.
I think I ate too many of them once when I was young
and haven't been able to touch them since - lol.
But I sure do think they make cute Easter cards! 

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
(I did use the twist)
(I used 3 dies and 1 punch)

Thanks so much for visiting me today! 
See you again soon! Hugs! D

Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy Birthday Big Guy

Hi friends! Hope your Monday has been a good one!
A little while ago I colored this awesome stamped image
from SugarPea Designs called "Stay Strong" as part of 
The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge

and tonight I got him on a finished card and
can enter it in the challenge now.
 Are you ready to see it?
I'm delighted to share it with you!

I mentioned that I had colored the stamped image earlier.
Then I used the coordinating die to cut him out
and place on this layout.  The background panel was 
created by using the bouncing brayer technique.  
Isn't he handsome? :o)  I knew I had to have this
stamp as soon as I saw it!  

I'm also entering my card in the following challenges:
SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge #29
(where I used both the colors and the sketch)

I did use the twist for this

Thanks for popping in to visit me today!  
Hope the rest of your week is happy and crafty! 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

4 Crafty Chicks Challenges {4CC #342} - Buttons

Hello friends and followers! 
Happy St. Patrick's Day to all of you who
are Irish and/or celebrate this holiday :o).  

I'm still enjoying my month of guest designing 
 This week our hostess is Tamie and she has chosen
BUTTONS as the theme for 4CC #342. 

Buttons are something I don't use very often on my 
cards and yet I have a pretty good sized stash of them.
I love the look of them on cards but I really struggle
with placement and adhering them properly.  
I feel like I did a fairly good job on this card
(and I used 6 of them out of my stash!) - take a look!

This cute little fella is peeping through the front panel.
Here's a view of the finished inside:

The paper (12 x 12 panel) is from Doodlebug Design Inc.
 - one of my favorite companies for fun patterned papers.  
It's been in my stash for over a year and I've finally
used it to make 2 cards :o).

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

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge & Your Next Stamp Sketch Challenge #59

Hello friends and followers!  I've been coloring a little
something every day this month as part of 

The idea is to color something every day this month - 
even if it's just for a few minutes.    
So far I've been successful with the coloring part
but have only actually finished two cards to share.

On Day 7 I colored the tiny little sun shown below. 
Today - Day 15 - I had some fun water coloring 
the background panel and finished this card
using the little sun I has colored earlier too!
This adorable stamp set is from Your Next Stamp. 
It's called Little Notes and it also has coordinating dies.
I used the YNS Sketch Challenge #59 for my design. 

I'd also like to enter this card in these challenges too:
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #150 "Anything Goes"
Happy Little Stampers - March Watercolour Challenge

Thanks for stopping in to visit me!
Hope you have a very sunny day today and every day!

Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges

Hello krafty friends! Happy Wednesday!
In case you didn't know...Wednesday's are especially
because the theme is Anything Goes!!

You get to choose what type of project you want to make
what theme you want to use, the colors, the design...
you name it because ANYTHING GOES! 
The use of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is not required
however if you have them we would LOVE to see
you use them and inspire us too!  
One winner each month from all the challenges 
is chosen.  It could be YOU!  Come join us 
this week and as often as you can this month!
We even have a sketch you can use if you 
like sketches or if your MOJO needs a boost.
Check out the details on the contests and prize 
opportunity by clicking the link at the top of my page.

My card today uses another of the adorable bunnies
from the brand spankin' NEW clear stamp set 
called HOPPY FRIENDS by artist Cheryl Grant.  
It's now available in the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop 
along with the other new releases from this month!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
(I posted a sneak peek of my coloring on Day 12 in Instagram)

Thanks for visiting me today! Have a very hoppy day! 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - March NEW Release Blog Hop

Hello! I'm so happy you are here because I'm taking
part in a Blog Hop celebration for the fabulous
new release stamps at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE!
What a fun month of awesome spring themed stamps!

ALL the SIX new clear stamp sets are now available in the 
Kraftin' Kimmie Shop and we're celebrating with a Krafty HOP!
So grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while you hop
around and enjoy all the amazing creations from the
Krafty Design Team and Guests!

My card for today uses the super sweet spring/Easter set
from artist Cheryl Grant BLESSINGS OF PEACE!

I had lots of fun with this card.  That sweet little lamb
was a snap to color with my copics.  I masked around him
sponged through a stencil for the background pattern.
Then I added the punched grass and the die cut clouds
sentiment (layered) and sun.  I think this could be a
sweet design for a baby card as well.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges
Just Us Girls (JUGS) #384 - Trend Week "Use a Stencil"

Jo's Scrap Shack Fun Friday Challenge #179 "anything goes"
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #232 Make Your Mark
4 Crafty Chicks Challenges #341 - Spring Fever with Sponging
Craft Rocket Challenges #34 - No Patterned Paper
If You Give a Crafter A Cookie #64 photo inspiration
(mine is light blue and green colors and spring theme)

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie March NEW Release Peeks and Anything Goes Challenge

Hi Hi!  Today is the last day of the sneak peeks
for the NEW March stamp sets at
KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! What an AWESOME week of peeks!
The release party starts this morning at 11am EST in the
Kraftin' Kimmie Friends Facebook group.

Today we've got another set from artist Cheryl Grant.
It's called HOPPY FRIENDS!!

It's also challenge day and our hostess is Krafty Girl, Tangii!
As always during release week, the challenge is ANYTHING GOES!
 So 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!

Here's my card to share with  you today:

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge Blog Challenge #3: March "Anything Goes"
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges #319
Stamping Sensations Challenge - March "Close to Nature"

Thanks for stopping in to visit me today!  Please be sure to
hop along and visit the rest of the team and guests too!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie March NEW Release Peeks DAY FOUR

Oh Hello! Welcome back to the fabulous
Sneak Peeks of the NEW March stamps from
Today we have a beautiful stamp set from artist Cheryl Grant
and I think you'll will make your heart roar!!

This sweet new set features a lovely lion and his lamby pals!
It features two main images plus three sweet sentiments!
 A perfect spring set that can be used for so many things...even a sweet baby card!

ALL SIX of the new March clear stamp sets will be released
on Saturday morning! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release party
beginning at 11am EST! Come join us to help celebrate the new release,
check out lots of krafty kreations, have a chance to win some prizes
and hang out with all our krafty friends! Hope to see you there!

Here's my card to share with you today
Sooooo Sweet - right?!
 A detailed list of products is noted below:
Supply list: Main image and sentiment from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps,
Dies: Sunburst circle from SugarPea Designs - 
Clouds from My Favorite Things & Stampin' Up! (smallest cloud) - 
Stitched hills from Lawn Fawn.  Sequins from stash.
Patterned paper by Echo Park Spring (behind die panel) 
and Stampin' Up! (striped panels). Colored with copic markers

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
spring or Easter is my take on this

Thursday, March 9, 2017

4 Crafty Chicks Challenges {4CC #341} - Spring Fever with Sponging

Hello! Happy Thursday! 
This is my second week of guest designing for 
This week the theme challenge from Nance for 
4CC #341 is "Spring Fever with Sponging".

I woke up to about 2 inches of new snow today - bah!
Oh boy do I ever have spring fever! 
Can't wait to see the pretty flowers poking their
colorful faces out of the ground! 
Come on Spring!  I'm ready!

Here's my card to share with you for this challenge
I used a panel of cardstock (Stampin' Up!) that had 
the pattern already on it.  Then I used a sponge to rub 
different colored inks (also Stampin' Up!) around the panel 
to magically make the pattern appear.  I got a little heavy handed 
a time or two in spots - oops.  I also used sponge daubers to
get the spots of color in places.  The sentiment is one from 
 a set called "Sincere Thanks" by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

 I finished the inside too with an extra piece of the panel
and a second sentiment from "Love Story Sentiments
also by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. 
So until spring actually shows up here I can
look at this and dream :o).  

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

Thanks for stopping in to visit me today!
Hope you will join the chicks this week
and share your own beautiful creation!
Hugs! D

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie March New Release Peeks DAY ONE - Tweetie Pies

Hello sweet friends and followers!
Today is the first day of the fabulous sneak peeks
of the March release at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE!

Today we're going to knock your socks off with a
super sweet set of lovely ladies from artist Emilie Goulet.
It's called TWEETIE PIES!

Some of you have seen it already because it was the
Super Secret Krafty Klub stamp set for January! Those who
preordered it already have it in their inky little fingers!
This adorable set features two main spring themed
images plus four fabulous coordinating sentiments!

Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party
on Saturday morning at 11am EST! We'll be checking out ALL
of the SIX new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations,
giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!

Here's my card to share with you today - I love her!
I used a sentiment from the February release "Sincere Thanks"

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart Challenges #149 - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs March 6 - 19th - Thank You Cards
Great Impressions - Happy Spring

Allsorts Challenge Blog - Week 405 "Spring Inspiration"

Hiding in My Craft Room - HIMCR #291 "Spring Colors"
The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog - March "Springtime"
The Brown Sugar Challenges #240 Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me! Don't forget to
hop on down to the links below to see what the rest of the
Krafty Krew and guests have to show you today!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #371 - For the Boys/Men

Hi friends - happy weekend!!!
This week at Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges the 
theme challenge for #341 is For the Boys/Men.
For those of you who find masculine cards challenging
it's a great time to challenge yourself creatively and 
give it a go.  For those of you who love to make 
cards for the guys in your life this is right up your
alley and should be easy peasy!
There are LOTS of different stamp sets 
work so perfectly for boys/men.  

Come play along with us won't  you?!  
We love to see what you create each week too.  
Check out the main blog for the monthly sketch 
and some info on how you could win some Krafty Kash
for playing along with us.  

My card today uses the brand new
SKY'S THE LIMIT by artist Cheryl Grant.

My Dad used to fly a small plane when I was little.  He 
still loves to fly now,  so I think he would like to get 
this card featuring Lucas and his pal flying high in the sky.  

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

Hey and guess what????!!! I'm SO Excited because
next week is peek week of the AHHHmazing stamps
sets being released by Kraftin' Kimmie for the month of March!  
You are gonna LOVE them!

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

Thursday, March 2, 2017

4 Crafty Chicks Challenges March 2017 Guest Designer - Challenge #340 Green

Hello crafty peeps!  Happy March 2017! 
This month I am a guest designer at
I'm so delighted!! Thanks to the chicks for having me!

The theme for Challenge #340 - hosted by Leanne 
is "GREEN" and here's my card to share with you. 

This little sweetie and her big basket of shamrocks
is from SugarPea Designs called "A Bushel & A Peck". 
I'm not Irish but I do have a couple friends who are
and they really celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

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

Come play along with us this week at 4CC! 
Thanks for visiting me today! Hugs! D