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!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #407 - Stencil(s)

Happy Saturday crafty friends!
The theme for Challenge #40 at 
is to use a STENCIL.

I've purchase several stencils but have very seldom used them.
They are so much fun to use and I honestly can't tell you
why I don't think to pull them out more often and play with them.
I'm just such a patterned paper addict that this is usually my go to.
However, I accepted the challenge today and pulled out an
unused stencil and got inky!!  Ohhh my goodness what fun!

For my card today I used a large medallion one and inked it 
up like a Christmas wreath.  Then I used one of the awesome
sentiments from THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS,

Isn't it stunning?  And it should be pretty easy to mail since it'
isn't super layered up.  I'm really happy with how it turned out!

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

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
Hope you will find time to come play with us too!
Hugs and crafty kisses xxoo!  D

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday Anything Goes at Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges

Hey Hey its time for another 
Wonderful Wednesday at 
and that means the theme is ANYTHING GOES!

I love to make small surprises for my co-workers during
the holidays. Today I'm sharing a sweet little gift that I
put together for my co-workers at Halloween 
using one of my favorite clear stamp sets
called MINI MONSTERS.  I realized after I 
had passed out all but one of them that I hadn't 
yet taken a photo of them to share for this 
challenge - oops - so I quickly put this one on my desk
and snapped a quick pic.  I made a few variations of 
tags with the sayings and extra accessory stamps.
My apologies for only having one to show you
but I think you get the idea (smiley face)

I hope that you will find time to join us this week!
Thanks for stopping in to visit me today.  Hugs luvs! D

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Happy Birthday to a Reel-y Awesome Guy

Hello friends!
Tomorrow is my son's 24th birthday!
Wow does that make me feel OLD lol!
He arrived about a month early at 5:45 AM
weighing just 5 pounds 5 ounces.  It was LOVE
at first sight and I knew my life would be forever better.
Unfortunately I won't be able to see him on his birthday
(it's hard when they live away from their mamas), but
I will call him bright and early and sing to him
(hope he answers the phone this year hehehe).

One of his favorite things to do is fish
so I used a "reely" fun stamp set from 
Your Next Stamp to make his card this year.

The sketch for YNS Challenge #76 made it 
easy to put his card together quickly.
and here's the inside too

I'm entering this card in the YNS Sketch Challenge #76 
and these challenges too:

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today.
Sending you all crafty hugs and good wishes! D

Friday, November 3, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Re-Release of Toy Maker Elf

Happy Friday friends!

I'm excited to share one of the newest stamp sets to make
a krafty komeback at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

Love this fun image and I think you will too
You can get yours in the Krafty Shop starting today.
Lots of time to be able to use it for some sweet 
Christmas cards this year! 

I used the KKS November sketch for my card but 
I flipped the orientation of it. 

I'm entering this card in the following awesome challenges:

Thanks so much for visiting me today! 
Hugs! D