Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Super Cool Pals

Hello friends!  How's the weather in your neck of the woods?
Today was very cold but no snow.  I'm hoping that the
snow holds off for a couple more weeks until both my
kiddos are home for the holidays.  I'm generally not a fan
of snow UNLESS it's at Christmas AND I can build a
snowman.  Speaking of snowmen check out this adorable
fella from the UBER Cute stamp set called SUPER COOL PALS
from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  I LOVE this set!
Those sweet sparkly snowflakes were made using the brand 
spankin' NEW Sparkling Snowflake Stencil  and some 
 BoBunny glitter paste in Torquoise.  The strip of snow along 
the bottom was made using Liquid Applique (all can be found in    
the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop  - follow the links to get your own).   

I'd like to enter the following challenges with this card:
and last but certainly not least
My inspiration is the snow and the scarf

Thanks so much for visiting me today!  
Have a wonderful rest of your week! 

Monday, November 19, 2018

Happy Fall/Thanksgiving

Hello friends!  Thanksgiving is just around the corner
are you ready?  I have my stretchy pants in the closet just
waiting to jump into them on Thursday morning.
Ohhhh I literally can hardly wait for my favorite dish
PUMPKIN PIE - yum!! I could be happy with just 
that and sweet potatoes and scalloped oysters. 
What's your favorite?

I only made two Fall/Thanksgiving cards this year. 
I thought it would be fun to share them with you
and join a couple challenges too. Hope you like them.

Here's the first:
Details: Stamp set "Grateful Pumpkins" (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps)
(all from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps). Cardstock (Stampin UP!)
Designer paper and twine from stash.

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

and here's the second
 Details: Image and sentiment stamped with Marvellous Mocha
hybrid ink (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps) and colored with copic markers.
Stamp set: "Happy Fall Y'All"  (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps)
Designer papers from my stash. Cardstock from Stampin UP!

I'd like to enter this card in these challenges

Thanks so much for letting me share with you. 
I hope that your Thanksgiving holiday is full of love,
blessings and good food (including my favorite pumpkin pie)!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Stenciled Background Sympathy Cards

Hello sweet friends,
I'm sharing a couple sympathy cards I made yesterday
using a beautiful and versatile new stencil called Sweater Weather 
from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I also used the hybrid inks from 
Kraftin' Kimmie - Bubbly Blue (brand new) for the background, 
Purple Petunia for the setiment, and Purple Pansy for the 
floral image on the second card.  I love these new inks. 

Here's the first card.  I sponged a little "heavier"
on the stencil to get a deeper background color. 

For this card, I wanted the background to be very subtle
so I sponged very lightly through the stencil.
The sentiment on both of these cards is a retired 
rubber stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie. 
The flower image on the second card is from Stampin' Up.

 I tend to only make sympathy cards as I need to send them out.  
Making sympathy cards seems to be such a struggle for me. The reason 
for them makes me so sad, and yet I know that they are probably
some of the most appreciated cards that I send out. Do you 
struggle with making these as well?   

I was seeking inspiration to help me make these cards and found the 
following card challenge themes to help me 
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C460 "Use less Stuff Day - One layer cards"

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today.
Big crafty hugs to each of you! D

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Guest Designing for the Card Concept #100 challenge celebration

Well hello crafty friends!  So nice of you to visit me today.
After many months of a crafting break, I was thrilled when
 the lovely Kim asked if I'd like to be a guest designer 

And when I saw the beautiful inspiration photo 
for this challenge I was even more excited. 

Oh my gosh! Seriously sooo many things
you can take for inspiration from this.  
I was drawn to the pink and gold colors
and the pumpkins (I LOVE pumpkins!)

I pulled out a bold sentiment stamp called 
called Be Full from Neat and Tangled and
made this Clean and Graphic card. 
I swished pink distress ink around on my
base panel and then heat embossed the 
gorgeous sentiment in gold.  

Here's a close up so you can see the embossing a little better

There's a special celebration for this 100th challenge going on
over at the blog so be sure to check it out as well
as the amazing inspiration from the DT there!

Hope my card inspired you in some way. 
Hugs and happy crafting! D

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Pugs and Kisses

Hello!  I'm so happy to be blogging today after about 
6 months of very little crafting time and no blogging. 

Our family has had a LOT of changes since February.
I started a new job, we sold our house, downsized into a 
new place, our daughter graduated high school, our son 
finished his first year of graduate schooling and got married.  
And...tomorrow we move our daughter to college and become 
empty-nesters. EEEK!  I'm not so sure I like the sound 
of that last part of the sentence above.  It will be a change for 
us to be sure!  Thankfully she isn't moving terribly far away.   

Anyway...back to the reason for this post.  I was asked by 
a friend to make a small card for one of her friends who loves pugs.
 I jumped at the reason to get crafty and color with my copics again.
She wanted it to be small (less than 4 inches) to fit on a special gift 
she was making, a pug on it ( I chose three  because she has three)
and lots of glitter. Oh dear... anyone who knows me knows that
I'm not a huge fan of glitter. I can't handle the mess it leaves
everywhere and it seems like you find it forEVER - LOL.
But I do like glitter paper (much cleaner), so that's what I used.
I used the sketch from the Mix It Up Challenge #46 at SugarPea Designs. 
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I used the Caring Critters clear stamp set and dies from 
SugarPea Designs. I love this sweet set! 
I made the sentiment on my computer because that's what
she wanted it to say.
I found some glittery washi tape to add to the sentiment too. 
Here's the finished 3 1/2" square card. She loved it! 

I'm entering the following challenges too that fit for this card:

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
I hope to be back soon and sharing more of my crafty
makes!  Hugs and happy crafting to all of you.  D

Sunday, March 4, 2018

PaperNest Dolls March 2018 NEW Release - BABY WORDS

Hello sweet friends!  
Today I have the pleasure of sharing with you
a brand NEW digital image from PaperNest Dolls
called BABY WORDS!

This image is so stinkin' CUTE!  I'll be using it a lot
in the future.  Here's my card using it: 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Creative with Stamps Challenge Blog #20 - Bunny
Crafty Catz Challenges #406 - ATG w/Baby optional
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #519 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More #281 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges - Anything Goes

For those of you who prefer actual stamps this image is also
available as part of a special animal pack. AND there's a 20% off
SALE going on until 11:59 pm EST today.  Code is pndmar20.

Thanks for stopping in to visit me today! 
Crafty Hugs - D

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Valentines Day Post #2 - LOVE you

Hello again!
I had the day off yesterday and got to spend some good 
crafty time to myself in my craft room yesterday 
(when I wasn't following my sick hubby around with the Lysol can). 

I'm back with a second post to share the card 
I made for my sweet daughter for Valentine's Day.
details: Mini Monster stamp set by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
Papers and larger red enamel hearts by Doodlebug Design. 
Die cut "love" and tiny enamel hears by Stampin' Up! 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenges “Anything goes”

I appreciate that you came to visit my blog today!
Thanks so much and have an awesome crafty day! 
Hugs! D

Valentines' Day 2018 - My Feelings for You are STRONG

Hello sweet friends!
Did you have a good Valentine's Day?
We kept it low key this year.  I had planned
to make a special dinner since I had the day off
but then the hubster woke up with the flu. 
Poor guy!  I followed him around everywhere he 
went with the Lysol spray - LOL.  Very romantic, right?!
 I'm so freaked out abut getting this as I'm starting a 
new job on Tuesday and I need to stay well.  
Hopefully we will have our dinner on Friday.

Today I'd like to share the card I made for my husband.  
Details: heart beat die cut and Stay Strong stamp set 
and coordinating sugar cut are from SugarPea Designs

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
(I used the sketch and the hearts for inspiration)
Body Building/Power Lifting = sport
Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
Hugs and happy crafting! D

Monday, February 12, 2018

Happy 50th Birthday

Hello friends - Happy Monday!
Friday was my middle sister's 50th birthday
and here is the card I made to help her celebrate 
this momentous occasion.  
the inside says ..."Like WHY did I walk into this room?!"
I tried to break it to her gently that yes this does happen
(and far more often than I'd like to admit) - haha!

This fun sentiment is from a set by Stampin' Up! called 

I used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #323
for the layout and the main color of pink because
well, because....I love pink lol!

I'd also like to enter this card in the following challenges:
(see the three little candles in the top corner?)
Cupcake Inspiration Challenges CIC439 - photo inspiration
(color the pink frosting on the cupcakes)

That's all for today folks.  Thanks so much for popping in
to visit me again.  Crafty hugs to each of you! D

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Fairy Princess Emma (Paper Nest Dolls)

Well hello lovelies so happy you are here to visit me! 
  I think that was the fastest January on record in 
all of my 50+ years on this earth!  Whoosh... suddenly
it's "Welcome to February"  LOL! 

I've been taking kind of a crafting and blogging break lately.
I've managed to do a little coloring here and there for
but haven't been able to get a creation finished due to 
lack of time, energy and MOJO (sad face). 

BUT...I recently won a really awesome prize package
from Christine Young of Paper Nest Dolls that included
some awesome Echo Park papers, a Wink of Stella pen
and enamel dots (as well as a couple stamp/die sets)
and this beautiful digital image called 
Fairy Princess Emma.  After coloring her up the other
night for The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge, I found
myself in my craft room today actually finishing a project!! 
So Excited! It sure did feel good to get crafty again!
Thanks so much Christine (big puffy heart)!

Here's my finished card - hope you like it!

My layout design is from Sketch Saturday #500 
They are having very special celebration for the
500th Sketch at Sketch Saturday and 
The Paper Nest Dolls is one of the very 
generous sponsors offering a prize of 3 digital images
(like Princess Emma!!)  

I'm also entering this card in these challenges as well:

Thanks so much for visiting me today!  I'm off to 
watch another episode of Grey's Anatomy with 
my darling daughter (she has gotten me addicted)! 
Hugs and happy crafting! D

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - January 2018 Sneak Peek

Hello sweet friends and followers! 
Welcome to Day ONE of the first release of 2018

Before I tell you about this amazing stamp set being featured 
today I'd like to digress just a tiny bit and share some other 
news with you.  After four years of being a Krafty Girl
I decided to step down for a while and catch up on 
all the other things in my non-crafty life that have been 
needing more of my attention.  This was such a difficult
decision for me because I love, love, LOVED being a 
Krafty Girl and my wonderful Krafty teamies - but
sometimes real life has to take precedent and 
that doesn't mean I can't still sometimes play along!!
I'll always be one of Kraftin' Kimmie's biggest fans!

 So...back to this new release.
I'm delighted to be a guest designer for today's release peek
 which is an amazing winter set by artist, Annie Rodrigue
called STACEY SLAPSHOT!  I just adore her!

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

This strong girl stamp set comes with one large main image 
and FIVE awesome sentiments!!

 Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday 
afternoon at 1pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the FOUR 
NEW clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes 
and having tons of krafty fun! There's a GIVEAWAY
of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page! 
The winners will be announced at the party so don't miss it!

PLUS  there's a Winter Krafty Krop running all day on Saturday
 on the Krafty Friends facebook page with challenges, prizes and
lots of fun so we hope you can join us! The fun starts at 10am EST 
If you can't join us during the day, the challenges will be open 
for a full week so everyone has a chance to WIN!