Thursday, March 28, 2019

Guest Designer - Krafty Chicks Challenges #448 - Coffee, Tea, Cocoa

Hello!  Today is my last week as a Guest Designer 
What a fun month this has been for me! 
Thanks to all the Chicks for having me in the hen house.

The theme this week is near and dear to my heart
I love all three of these things but most especially
Coffee.  I'm not even human in the morning until
I've  had at least 2 big cups of joe! 
Then I usually have a cup of tea with honey before bed 
to relax me and unwind. 
Cocoa and buttered toast is a favorite snack at my house
(especially in the winter).  
So as you can now tell, this theme is definitely in
my wheel-house.  For my last guest designer card
I chose a super cute set from Your Next Stamp
called Sprinkles - Coffee and Tea for this challenge.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Just Us Girls - Photo Week #480

I was inspired by the birthday theme
(what goes better with cake than coffee or tea?)
Sketch Saturday Week #556

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday Challenge #110 - Pastels
Jo's Scrap Shack Fun Friday Challenge #274 - Always Anything Goes
STAMPlorations March Challenge - Stamps & Coffee/Tea

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges - Anything Goes (3/27)
Little Red Wagon Challenge #490 - Hop to It!
Mod Squad Challenges - Pastel Fun 

So that's all from me today! Thanks so much for
taking the time to stop in and visit me! Hugs! D

Wednesday, March 27, 2019


Happy Wednesday crafty friends!
I'm sitting here sipping on my first cup of coffee
and getting ready for the work day.  
Feeling especially grateful to the wonderful
person that came up with coffee - what a lifesaver!

I made a coffee related card to espresso my
love of coffee (see what I did there?) 
The sweet stamp set is called 
Sprinkles - Coffee and Tea by Your Next Stamp

Sometimes I feel like that's how I want to drink
my coffee - just dive right in LOL.

I'm sharing this card in the following challenges. 
Thanks for stopping in to visit me today!
Hope the rest of your week goes smoothly.  
Hugs! D

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #473 - Use Sequins

Hello friends!  Happy weekend!  
Hope you have some fun plans - or maybe some great relaxing ahead.

This week the theme challenge for

I must admit that this was really a challenge for me.
Even though I ooh and ahh when I see people using sequins
on (or in) their creations, I really struggle with them.
I don't know how to place them and it really kind of
bugs me how they stick to my finger and don't go where I
want them to easily.  LOL real problems right?!  
Anyway...because I wanted another opportunity to create with the 
NEW Fawn'd of You stamp set (by artist Cheryl Grant)
I decided to accept this challenge.   I'm quite pleased with
how it turned out!  Take a look:

Easter is coming up soon and this set is so
perfect for that or just a general spring "hello"
card for someone you love.  I had this die cut panel
in my stash (from forever ago) that worked so
pretty over the top of a piece of yellow gingham 
patterned paper.  Lots of layers but still a fairly 
clean design. And what a fun sentiment too!

In addition to the KKS Challenge #473 - Sequins
I'm also entering this card in these great challenges:
Cardz  Galz Challenge #92 March Hares (or Rabbits)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #574 Spring Fever!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges - CUTE
If You Gave a Crafter a Cookie - Challenge #113
(inspired by the flowers and springy theme of the cookies)

I hope that you'll decide to play along with us this week.
Every time you enter one of the KKS challenges your
entry is put in the pot to win a $40 gift certificate
(drawn after the close of each month).  There's no 
limit to how many times you can play along - but
you do need to submit a new creation (not previously published 
or shared).  We love to see what you make - especially
with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps products.  

Thanks for visiting me today.  Hugs! D

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Guest Designer - Krafty Chicks Challenges #447 - Polka Dots

Happy Thursday all!  This month is just rolling right along
for me.  I can't believe it's already the third week of my 
Guest Designer spot for the KRAFTY CHICKS CHALLENGES.
I'm having lots of fun with the great challenges this month
and getting totally inspired by the DT creations too.

The theme for Challenge #447 is... POLKA DOTS
Ohhh I LOVE this one! 

Here's my card using a fun Bugaboo Stamps digital image

Not only are there polka dots on the floaty horse,
there's also a bunch of tiny dots in the background paper.
The sentiment is from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. 
Oh how I long for summer and warmer days! 

I'd like to enter this card in the

Please go visit the challenge site and see what the 
Krafty Chick DT has made to share with you too.
I hope to see your creation in the gallery this week! 
Hugs! D

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP - March 2019

Hello! Oh boy are you in for a treat today!
We have a special blog hop celebration for the 
March New Release at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS.

You can now find ALL the  new stamps, 
stencils, dots and ink in the KKS Store today.

And of course there's the GIMME KIMMIE kit
for those of you who want it all - at a discount! And why wouldn't you?
What a fantastic release this has been!
Let's recap what we've shared with you this week...
Three new fantastic and fun stamp sets
LLAMA DRAMA by Melissa Baker-Nguyen
FAWN'D of YOU by artist Cheryl Grant
YOU GIVE ME WINGS by artist Neda Sadreddin
Two awesome new stencils
A new gorgeous SPARKLING SAPPHIRE blue hybrid ink
and the oh so pretty SPRINGY enamel DOTS!

My hop card today features another of the main images
from FAWN'D of YOU.  The adorable images from this set
just touch my heart, and are so much fun to color.
This time I colored with Prismacolor pencils. 
I'm trying to get more comfortable with them and
I find that I do better with smaller images still. 
Once again I used the March KKS Sketch for
the layout.  I love using sketches for inspiration. Do you?

This could be an Easter card or just a springy "hello" card.   

Thanks so much for hopping in to visit me today.  I hope
you will check out the blogs of the other Krafty Krew and
Guests for more wonderful krafty inspiration from this release. 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps March NEW RELEASE Peek and ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE

Oh hello again!  Are you enjoying the March sneak peeks
Do you have a favorite yet?  
I love them all - right?!

We also have another ANYTHING GOES Challenge
(as it is every month during new release week). 
We'd love to see you play along with us  and
share your own fabulous creation.

The stamp set featured today in the peeks has 
the most adorable trio of fairies! 
It's called YOU GIVE ME WINGS by artist Neda Sadreddin.

I mean seriously...look at this awesome set!
The sweetness is off the charts!

I couldn't decide which fairy to showcase
so I picked all three!  And the "tweet" birds too!

I used the Krafty Scenery Stencil for the large circles
and added stars by using the NEW STARBURST STENCIL
and the Purple Pansy hybrid ink. I added a few of
the pretty SPRINGY ENAMEL DOTS too.
The fairies were fussy cut and some sparkle was added 
on the stars and wings with a glitter pen.  Super Sweet right?! 

Hop on down to the links below to see what the
rest of the Krafty Krew and Guests made to share 
with you too and then don't forget to join us at the 
(Saturday, March 16th) at 1pm EST where we'll be 
celebrating ALL the new goodies and they will be released in the online shop!
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Friday, March 15, 2019

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps March New Release DAY TWO - Fawn'd of You

Hello and welcome to DAY TWO of the 
fantastic NEW RELEASE peeks from 

Today we are featuring the sweetest
set by artist Cheryl Grant called

Such an awesome set - check it out!
Three super sweet main images and four sentiments.

I just loved inking up this set - especially the lovely girl
with her rain boots and beautiful flowing hair!

My layout is based on the March KKS Sketch
I added a couple of the NEW SPRINGY ENAMEL DOTS
(oh my goodness I love enamel dots!).  
I didn't add a sentiment on the front so that I have 
options for how I want to use this card.  
This could be a "Thinking of You", "Happy Easter"
"Here Comes Spring" or even "Happy Birthday" card.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Jo's Scrap Shack Fun Friday Challenges FFC#273 AAG

You'll get to see ALL the new goodies....stamps, stencils, ink and dots 
over the next couple of days! Then everything will be released 
on Saturday afternoon at 1pm EST in the Krafty Friends group!

Make sure that you pop on over to the main blog page for the links 
to the rest of the Krafty krew DT and guests creations.  
I think you're gonna LOVE them!  Hugs! D

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Guest Designer - Krafty Chicks Challenges #446 - Shades of Green Only

Howdy!  Hope you're having a wonderful day!
This is my second week of Guest Designing for
the Krafty Chicks Challenges.  Such an honor
to be playing with the talented Chicks!

The theme for this week -  Challenge #446 
is Shades of Green Only.

My brain literally went straight to shamrocks and
St. Patty's Day because of the holiday (there is not
one tiny little bit of Irish in my DNA), but you could 
also interpret this as Spring or nature (trees/grass etc.)
The trick is that we ONLY want to see shades of green
- no other colors except neutrals and skin tones. 

I found this Doodlebug Designs paper in my stash
and colored and die cut some adorable Silly Monsters from 
Your Next Stamp for my Shades of Green card.
I stamped each image in a light grey ink instead
of the traditional black for a no-lines look.  
Aren't they funny?!

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

I hope that you'll decide to play along with us this 
week and show us how you interpret the
Shades of Green Only challenge. 
The Krafty Chicks DT have some
really awesome green creations to share
with you so go check them out too!  
Thanks for visiting me today!  Hugs! D  

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #471 -- Use TWO stamps

Hi there and thanks for stopping in to visit my blog today!
We have a new theme challenge for you this week at
For Challenge #471 we want to see you use two main
stamped images  on your creation.  These can be from 
the same set or two different sets.  

Pull out your Kraftin' Kimmie stamps and pick two
to use on your creation.  We can't wait to see what
you make to sure with us.  It doesn't have to be a
card.  Your creation could be a scrapbook page,
an altered item, a 3D project or an ATC (just to
name a few options).  Just follow the theme
and you're eligible to be entered into the monthly
draw for a fabulous $40 gift card to the KKS Shop!

For my DT card today 
I picked two of the adorable main images from 
CUDDLES THE PUPPY for my card - take a peek:

The images are colored with copic markers.  The fun, bright 
papers and doily are from  Doodlebug Design.  
The enamel dots are from KKS RAINBOW DOTS collection.  
My favorite embellishment to add to cards most
definitely has to be enamel dots.  What's yours?

I'm also entering my card in the following challenges:
Jo's Scrap Shack Fun Friday Challenges FFC#272 Always Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #331 Anything Goes
My Time to Craft Challenge #392 It's Raining Cats and Dogs (use either/or both)

We can't wait to see what you create! There are two ways to enter our challenges
 1) you can link up your entries on the main challenge post and 
2) share your KKS creations in our Krafty Friends facebook group! 
Also don't miss this weekend's FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS!
There's a selection of stamp sets on SALE 40% OFF this weekend only and while supplies last!

Pop on down now and click the links for the other
Krafty Krew DT and guest t o see what they've made to share with you too.
Have a most awesome day won't you!? Crafty Hugs! D

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Guest Designer - Krafty Chicks Challenges #445 - Babies

Hello friends and followers - I'm happy you're here to visit me!
I'm delighted to be a Guest Designer for this month over 
at Krafty Chicks Challenges.  Thanks Chicks for having me!
The theme for the first challenge of the month

Now I'm wayyyy past the having baby stage but fortunately
I have some younger friends and coworkers who are
having little bundles of joy soon.  I'm so excited for 
them!  I love to make baby cards and I love squeezing 
babies even more! Maybe they'll let me hold their 
sweet little ones while the open their cards - lol!

Here's my card to share with you.  It's a little bit non-traditional
for a baby card but I think it's fun - and perfect for a baby boy!
The mama is actually a friend of a friend, so I don't have to 
worry about her seeing it before it's given to her. 

The stamp set is called Wild World by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps,
the papers are from my stash (finally found a great way to use them).
I colored with copic markers and filled in the nooks and wrinkles
of the skin with prisma color pencils.  Isn't this rhino adorable?!

In addition to participating as a guest designer, I'm also
entering this card in the following challenges:
I LOVE layers! The more the better as far as I'm concerned! 
I really struggle with one layer cards - layers just seem to 
add so much interest (in my opinion) and make me feel happy.
I've been trying to do more CAS cards because I do love 
the look of them but I really struggle with them.  Honestly, 
the fewer the layers the longer it takes me to put a card 
together - LOL.

Thanks for stopping in to visit me!  Pop on over to the 
Krafty Chicks Challenge blog and take a peek at the
DT creations for your inspiration this week!  Hugs! D