Saturday, April 27, 2019

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #478 - Texture

Happy weekend crafty peeps!
Today I get the pleasure of being the hostess
for Challenge #478 at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE CHALLENGES.
The theme I've chosen is TEXTURE.
There are so many ways to add texture to your
creations.  One way that has become my favorite
is to use glitter or embossing paste with stencils. 

My card uses the super adorable YOU GIVE ME WINGS stamp set.
My texture was created with some BoBunny glitter paste, some 
die cut grass and hills, coloring of the wood on the door, the
rocks on the fairy hideaway and lots of layers.  
See it's easier than you might have thought to add texture.    
To make this card, I started by sponging the main panel
with the new Sparkling Sapphire KKS hybrid ink all over.
After that dried, the stars were added using the 
STARBURST stencil (released in March).
I added some Yummy Yellow KKS hybrid ink to the clear
glitter paste (so easy to do and create colors you want if you
don't have them already).  I also stenciled the "rocks" on 
the fairy house.  It was a really fun card to make and I'm  
happy with how it turned out.  I wish you could see  
the depth and sparkle in real life!

I'm also entering this card in the 

I hope you will decide to accept my challenge this week
and play along with us at KKS.  Each time you enter 
you increase your chances to win a $40 gift certificate 
to use in the KKS Shop.  We especially love when you
share your creations using KKS stamps and products! 

Thanks for visiting me today!  Hugs! D

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Inspirational Wednesday - Darling Dragons! - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Hello friends! Happy Wednesday!
If you're anything like me you are 
happy you've reached mid-work week and 
can hardly wait for the weekend. LOL.

I get the pleasure of being your hostess for 
at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenges.

Today I chose a sweet little set that I actually 
didn't buy right away when it came out.
Finally I couldn't stand it any more and decided
that I had to add it to my collection.  Boy I'm
sure glad that I did - I LOVE it!  It's called
Darling Dragons and here's my inspiration card.

I masked the balloon stamp to get the set of three. 
The clouds were made with the Krafty Scenery Stencil
(one of my favorite stencils - if you don't have this one you should!) 
and the Bubbly Blue hybrid ink.  I also used one edge of
the stencil to get the grass line and then filled in the rest
with my copic markers for the detail. 

I'm also entering this card in 

Don't make the same mistake I did - hop on over to the
Krafty Shop and grab this set for your very own!
Guess what.....Kimmie has put it on SALE for 40% off!!
So you can add that stencil too if you don't have it (winky face!).  

Thanks for visiting me today!  Krafty Hugs! D

Monday, April 22, 2019

Happy Birthday to my sweet Girl

Hello friends and followers!
Today I have a card to share with you that I made
to celebrate my sweet daughter.

The main image stamp is from 
The Greeting Farm Stamps "I HEART U ANYA"
The pretty papers are from the new Doodlebug Design
6x6 paper pad  FRENCH KISS.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

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

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #477 - Amazing Women

Hello friends! I'm happy you're here to visit me today!
we have an awesome theme challenge for you.
KKS Challenge #477 is "AMAZING WOMEN".
We all know one - and hopefully we also
count ourselves in this category as well.
I feel so fortunate to have so very many
amazing women in my life - my Grandma, my Mom,
my sisters, my daughter and daughter in law, my nieces,
coworkers, dear friends, my Krafty krew teamies...
honestly I could go on and on and on. 
So let's celebrate those amazing women (or ourselves) and 
share a creation for this challenge focusing
on this theme. I can't wait to see what you
make and read how (or who) it relates to your creation!

My card today uses a main image from YOU ARE SUPER
that I colored after watching Krafty Girl Jessie Banks tutorial
(you can find this in the KKS You Tube videos or in the videos
section of the Krafty Friends FaceBook group). 
I started this card by making the stenciled background 
with some BoBunny clear glitter paste and the STARBURST 
stencil from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  I added some of the
KKS Yummy Yellow hybrid ink to the clear paste
before I worked it through the stencil. I love the gritty
texture and shimmer with the bright color!

This card went to my beautiful daughter-in-law who is
currently deployed.  She is truly one of my heros.

In addition to the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge this week,
I'm also entering these awesome challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More! Challenge #337 -Make Your Mark
Mod Squad Challenge - Use a Stencil
(Starburst stencil is from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps)
Little Red Wagon Challenge #493 - Look UP, Way Up! 
(stars and a superhero who could fly)
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog #59 - A.G. w/optional Pink
Jo's Scrap Shack Fun Friday Challenges FFC#278 - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in to visit me!  I hope you'll join
our challenge this week.  All entries are eligible to be
 in the monthly prize drawing for a $40 voucher to
spend in the Krafty Kimmie Shop!
Have a beautiful day!  Hugs D

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

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - April New Release Blog Hop

Whoo hoo! We have a very special treat for you today -
a blog hop celebration featuring the New goodies
for this month's release at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!

So much amazing inspiration from the Krafty Krew 
and special guests!  Grab your favorite drink and snack
and start hopping along (links are below)!  Enjoy!!
And after you hop you can go shop!  ALL the 
new goodies are in the shop and just waiting for 
you to scoop them up for your very own. 

My card today features one of the darling animals from
stamp set, the New WOODGRAIN STENCIL, New
CREAMY CARAMEL hybrid ink and New

I used some embossing paste and mixed in some of
the CREAMY CARAMEL hybrid ink to get that 
fabulous texture on the background.  Lots of fun to make!

ALL the NEW products from this month's fabulous
release are now available in the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop!
If you LOVED it all this month there's the special
GIMME KIMMIE KIT that includes everything
from the April release at a discounted price - wink wink!
Happy Hopping and Shopping! Hugs! D

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

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Kraftin' Kiimmie Stamps - April sneak peeks and ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE

Hello again crafty friends!
Today is the final day of the April New Release
sneak peeks at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!
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We also have a new challenge starting this week
and it's a fan favorite....ANYTHING GOES 
(as it is each release week).  We LOVE to see
your fabulous creations in our gallery!
For every entry you make into any of
the challenges during the month you
have a chance to win a $40 shopping voucher
to the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop!
I hope you'll consider joining in the fun
and sharing with us too!

My card today features another adorable
animal stamp from the NEW
stamp set by artist Cheryl Grant.
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This is just such a great set.

Here's my card to share with you today

I also used the NEW WOODGRAIN stencil and 
hybrid inks on the panel behind the cute fox.

I'm also entering the following challenges
"Let's Get Groovy" with Cupcake Inspiration "Woodland Creatures"

If you loved this release, you'll be able to get your hands on 
ALL the new April goodies tomorrow (1 pm EST) following 
the ONLINE RELEASE Party in the 
Kraftin' Kimmie Friends Facebook Group.
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Please pop on down and follow the links
to see more inspiration from the krafty krew 
and our wonderful April guests!  

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

Friday, April 12, 2019

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - DAY TWO April 2019 New Release

Welcome back for DAY TWO of the 
April 2019 Sneak Peeks for 
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Today we have a beautiful stamp set
by artist Emilie Goulet called LIFE IS A JOURNEY.
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This set is one of my favorites because 
my dream is to travel the world someday.
Not sure how or when - but I better get going
on this plan or it won't happen LOL!

Here's my card to share with you today

I used the lovely new CREAMY CARAMEL
hybrid ink for one of the sentiments (Marvellous
Mocha for the other) and some of the new 
gorgeous Earthtone enamel Dots.  
Wouldn't you love her for a traveling companion?
I think I would! 

I'm also sharing this card in these challenges 

I hope that you will join us at the ONLINE Release Party
in the Krafty Friends Facebook Group.  ALL the
new products will be available then!!! The fun
starts at 1PM EST on Sunday, April 14th.

Thanks for popping in to visit me today.  There's
some links below for you so that you can see 
some more awesome inspiration from the 
krafty krew and our April guests!  Enjoy!

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

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - DAY ONE Sneak Peeks - April 2019 New Release

Hello! So happy you're here
to visit me for DAY ONE of the 
April NEW RELEASE Sneak Peeks

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We are starting off with not one but two
super cute camping stamp sets by the
fabulous artist Cheryl Grant. 
Oh my goodness I just love these two 
fabulous sets! They're perfect for spring & summer. 

I used a stamp from each set on my card today as well as
the Starburst Stencil with Bubbly Blue hybrid ink.
This card reminds me so much of my
daughter-in-law who loves camping and sitting 
around the camp fire (especially if there's smores).  

The layout for my card is based on the April KKS Sketch
(below) which I flipped and changed the main shape.

I'm also playing along with the following challenges

I hope you'll come back to visit me tomorrow and
see my creation for DAY TWO.  I'm so excited
for you to seeeee it! 

Mark your calendars for Sunday April 14th at 1pm EST
for the ONLINE Party in the Krafty Friends Facebook Group. 
All the awesome products you'll be seeing this week 
will be released during this fun event!  Please join us!
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Until then you'll notice some links below that will
take you to the blogs of my talented krafty krew
teamies and guests.  Happy hoppin!  Hugs! D

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

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Loss of Beloved Pet

Hello crafty friends.
Today I have a couple cards I made for friends/family
who have lost beloved pets recently.
This is such a sad reason to make a card.

There's a perfect stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
called Furry Angels for these type of cards.
When challenged with making difficult subject
cards, I look for sketches to give me a framework
to focus on.  The current Freshly Made Sketches
sketch #382 was perfect for keeping it simple
and yet beautiful.  Both of the cards use it. 
Both images are colored with copic markers & fussy cut.

Here's the first one - I colored it to look 
like my sister's sweet Jack Russell Terrier
named Jackie Ringo.  He was such a sweetie. 

And here's the second for my friend

I'm sharing these cards in the following challenges:
Top card

Bottom Card
Thanks for popping in to visit me today and 
allowing me to share my creations.  Hugs! D