Sunday, November 30, 2014

Lili of the Valley–Build a Snowman

Hi there!  Do you wanna build a snowman? Winking smile 
Today, I’m so excited to share with you an altered project featuring this super sweet image from Lili of the Valley called Build a Snowman. I think that the Lili of the Valley images lend themselves so well to altered projects. The clock is from Tim Holtz. I simply covered in in gesso and different alcohol inks in  blues and lavender. Once I came up with the look I wanted, I covered the whole thing in Mod Podge and while it was still wet, sprinkled it in lots of glitter.
The image was colored with Copics.
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I added Snow Tex and small bulbs to the tree.
I also added a spray of Christmas greenery, flowers, and more glittery Christmas bulbs. I added more Snow Tex to everything.

I had so much fun making this and I hope you've enjoyed looking! Smile
Also, I of course want to thank Anne and the rest of the Lili of the Valley family for making my dream come true!

Thank you for stopping by!!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Lili of the Valley–Dropping the Shopping

As you may have noticed, I am in love with this beautiful paper from Lili of the Valley!Winking smile  It’s called Snow Princess and comes in solids along with gorgeous coordinating patterns too. The darling stamp is Dropping the Shopping. Too cute, isn’t it!? If you hurry, you can still grab thus cutie while it’s on sale! 
I was visiting Oregon recently and snapped this pic of my grand daughter Emma along with a new-ish addition to my family, Bentleigh. The pic kind of reminded me of this image, so I thought I would take the opportunity to sneak this photo in. It may not look like it in this photo, but it was  chilly 30 degrees that day!
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Thank you so very much for stopping my today!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Lili of the Valley–Christmas Goodies

Hello there! Today, I'm back with another project for my Lili of the Valley GDT spot.
This time, I made a gift bag for Christmas. I do hope you like it!
My sweet image for the project is,  Christmas Goodies and I used more of the BEAUTIUL Snow Princess papers, also from Lili of the Valley. 
Thank you so very much for stopping by!!! Smile

Friday, October 31, 2014

Lili of the Valley–Trimming the Tree

Hello there friends!!
I am super excited to be able to join Lili of the Valley for the month of November!!
This precious stamp is Trimming the Tree and I’ve paired the image with Snow Princess Paper Pad.
Aren’t the colors scrumptious?! I really enjoy using non-traditional colors for Christmas cards. P1070618
The poinsettias were made with Spellbinders Poinsettia Die. Here is a link to a tutorial I did last year for Splitcoast on the flowers.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Smile

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Ships Ahoy/Water Challenge

Welcome back for another fabulously FUN challenge here at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!! We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them so you can WIN a $10 gift card to the Shop!! Show us your stuff!!
This week our hostess is Krafty Girl, Becky!!! And her challenge is Ships Ahoy/Water Themed! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp or any other stamp that fits this theme!!! Pull out those fabby stamps and play along! Have some krafty fun and join us this week!!
We've got a dozen of our fave stamp sets on SALE this weekend in our FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS at 25-50% OFF so be sure to check them out! We've also just received some NEW 6x6 paper pads by Doodlebug, MME, Simple Stories and more!! Happy shoppin'!
Now check out the wonderful creations by our Krafty Girls and special Krafty Guests featuring this week’s challenge!! We’re sure you’ll be inspired!! Then join us, play along and you could WIN!!
Happy kraftin’!!
Supplies used:
Stamp – Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – Springtime Lulu On SALE!
Paper – Maja Designs 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

KKS Wonderful Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge

Welcome to the last Wonderful Wednesday challenge for August and we hope you can play along!! As's ANYTHING GOES!! Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!!
We want EVERYONE to be able to play along so your submission can use ANY stamp and can be any theme, any style, any design and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, an altered name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until September 2nd at midnight! At the end of the month one random winner will be chosen from all the submissions for the whole month and will receive a $20 Gift Card to the shop!!! What do you think.....wanna WIN?? Let's see your krafty stuff!!
Did you know that we released THREE new rubber stamp sets for August??! You have until this Sunday to grab them all together in the August Gimme Kimmies Kit at a discount!! Or you can buy them individually too! I've also just posted a NEW RELEASE video where you can check out all the new sets and see some fabulous samples to inspire you!!
Here is this week's Wonderful Wednesday inspiration to get you kraftin', thanks to our fabulous Krafty Girls and Guests!! Let's see YOUR kreations!!
Supplies used:
Stamp – Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – Fabulous Frames 1 
Paper – Teresa Collins
Butterflies – Little Scrap Shop

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps august Release & Krafty Hop

We're so excited! It’s our AUGUST RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! So grab yourself a cuppa joe, sit back and be prepared for some krafty eye kandy! We're going to inspire your creations with our fun, new stamps!
Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of SPOOKTACULAR new stamps from all our artists for our August release! We know these new stamps will inspire you to make BOO-tiful creations!! We’ve got an adorable new fall kids set from Cheryl called HEY THERE, PUNKIN'! There's a new set of fabulous trick or treaters from Thais called CANDY CORN KISSES! And of course, we are SO excited to share TWO new WICKED stamp sets from Annie called....DRAGON QUEEN and VAMPIRE QUEEN!
You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our AUGUST Krafty Hop! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because one lucky stamper will win a $25 gift card!! When you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Shop, because ALL the new rubber stamp sets are available NOW! And don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new August stamps at a discount!! But only for a limited time!
Now let's celebrate with our NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!
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Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps August Sneak Peeks–Day 3

Hey everyone!! Welcome back to day THREE of our AUGUST Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Have you been enjoying the peeks so far?? All THREE of our brand new rubber stamp sets will be released TONIGHT!
Today we are SO thrilled to share the newest set of trick or treatin' friends from artist THAIS NARCISO! This super sweet set is called CANDY CORN KISSES!! This fun set includes three main images plus NINE awesome sentiments!! And it is CUTE!!
This week our challenge hostess is PEGGY! And her 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! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd LOVE to see your KKS designs. We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN a $10 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!! Wanna win??
Are you planning to join us for our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes TONIGHT beginning at 6pm EDT!! Hope you can come hang out with the Krafty Girls!
All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps from Thais! And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away a gift card!!! You could WIN some Krafty $$$ to spend at the shop!!!! {This winner will be announced at the party!}
Happy hoppin'!

Thanks so very much for hoppin’ by today!

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps–August Sneak Peeks–Day 2

Welcome back to Day TWO of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps AUGUST previews!!! We are continuing on with the creativity and fun with two frightening new Moonlight Whispers stamp sets by Annie Rodrigue!! We think you'll agree that these new stamps are WICKED!!
Today the Krafty Girls and I are thrilled to share with you....VAMPIRE QUEEN and DRAGON QUEEN!! You'll find so many gorgeous creations on today's hop featuring both new images and sentiments from the set! We know you are just going to LOVE these awesome ladies and be inspired by all the incredible designs!! Each set comes with the fabulous queen image stamp, plus THREE coordinating sentiments PLUS an accessory stamp!! They're spook-tacular!
Below you will find all the Krafty Girls & Guests who have goodies to show you today and while you're visiting their blogs, be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN some $$ to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!! Woohoo!!!
ALL of our AUGUST stamps will be available on Saturday night at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! Be sure to join us for an hour of celebrating the new stamp sets, fun and prizes at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!! Come hang out with the Krafty Girls, Guests and me!!
Happy hoppin'!!
Thank you so much for hoppin’ by today!!
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A Creative romance–Fantasy Challenge

Hello there, crafty friends! I hope all is well with you. Smile
Things are crazy I apologize for the quick post!
It’s time for a new challenge from A Creative Romance and this time we are looking for fantasy.
I thought it would give me a great opportunity to color this sweet image from Lili of the Valley, Winter Fairy AND make a Christmas card too!
Thank you very much for visiting today!!
Supplies used:
Paper – MME

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Kraftin’ Kimmie August Sneak Peeks–Day 1

Hey everyone!! Welcome to day ONE of our AUGUST Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! We have so many goodies in store for you and we've been dyin' to share them! So here we GO!!

First off is a fun fall set from artist CHERYL GRANT! It features three sweet images with our fave kiddos.....Lexi, Lulu and Lucas!! There are also NINE....yes, NINE awesome coordinating sentiments! This fabulous set is called HEY THERE, PUNKIN'!!
Are you planning to join us for our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes on Saturday night beginning at 6pm EDT!! Be sure to come hang out with the Krafty Girls and Guests!
All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps from Cheryl! And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away a gift card!!! You could WIN some Krafty $$$ to spend at the shop!!!! {This winner will be announced at the party!}
Happy hoppin'!

Thank you so much for hoppin’ by!
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Whimsy Stamps August release BLOG HOP!

Welcome to the ... Whimsy Stamps August release BLOG HOP!
The Whimsy Stamps DT and GDT have been sharing some amazing creations made with the new August release stamps and dies over the last couple of days, and today we are celebrating their release with a GRAND BLOG HOP! The hop starts today (Wednesday August 6th at 12.00PM noon ET) and ends on Friday August 8th at 12.00pm noon ET. If you would like to hop along with us today, please CLICK HERE to start the hop at Iris's blog. Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:
PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! To enter the draw, simply leave a comment HERE and at EVERY stop along the hop by 12.00pm noon on Friday August 8th. For today's project, I have inked up Time for Tea Designs: Cozy Cardi and my sentiment is from the SC Design: Chalkboards 2 set. 


Also, I made another chalkboard inspired card with the SC Design: Chalkboards 2 set and this time after heating the white embossing powder I went over the words with various Copic colors to give it a pastel chalk feel. I really loved working with this set so much.....lots of versatility!! 

So now it's time for you to continue today's hop! Don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw to win a $25 gift certificate. Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy hopping!

Supplied used:
Time for Tea Designs: Cozy Cardi
SC Design: Chalkboards 2 set
Maja Design - Coffee in the Arbor
My Minds Eye - Chalk Studio Collection
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Creative Bloggers hop!

Hello there!! My buddy Amanda Reed asked me to join the Creative Bloggers Hop which is a continuous hop…posting every Monday with a bunch of different inspirational blogger playing along.  I got to know Amanda on the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps
team.  She is sassy,  hilarious, super talented and super sweet, kind and so very caring…and I can honestly say from the bottom of my heart I adore this woman!!!!

So I am suppose to just answer a few questions for you to get to know a bit about me and here goes!! I’ll try to keep it short and sweet. Heaven knows, my life is action packed!! Winking smile 
1.  What am I working on?
Well…currently I am having a lot fun coloring my KKS August Release stamps, which are forcing me out of my comfort zone with colors at the moment.
2.  How does my work differ from others in my genre?
Oh…geez! I have no clue!!  Controlled chaos, maybe? Typically, my projects are anything other than CAS.  I love lots and lots of flowers, and trim and thingies strategically placed all over my cards. The projects might look like absolute chaos..but it takes me forever to get that look. haha!
3.  Why do I write/create what I do?
I have always loved crafty stuff. When I was a child, I remember watching a TV show with a man that would cut paper shapes out and carefully paste them together. He’d end up with a boat…or a car. I was so intrigued by that.  Also, my mom was always very handy with her hands, always sewing and making Christmas decorations and I just loved watching her create. I still have some of the clothes that she made for Barbie.
4. How does your creative process work?
I normally stamp out my images, choose my papers, color my images using my paper choices for color inspiration, cut my frames out for my images and assemble the card. Next, I add my flowers and embellishments.  When I’m working on release projects, I tend to work like an assembly line worker, coloring all the images at the same time, then the frames, then putting together the cards and so on.  I’d like to say that it keeps my craft room tidy but…I’d be lying.
Now, I get to pick three bloggers to answer the questions and my choices are:
Sharon Caudle
When I first started stamping, I fell in love with Magnolia stamps and to me the Magnolia-licious team was it!   From that team, I’ve made a couple of very close, lasting friendships and the first friendship was with Sharon Caudle. Yes, Sharon is a huge talent in the stamp world, is a coloring pro and makes THE best bows around, but that really is such a small tidbit of who that woman really is..and I’m admitting it here, I may have stalked her a bit.  She is the most wonderful friend, an inspiring wife, mother and grandmother!!  She is hilarious and has a heart of gold too!  I think everyone who knows Sharon cannot help but befriends with her…but don’t forget, she’s all mine! Winking smile 
Mindy Baxter
Again, back to Magnolia-licious and that team! lol!  Mindy Baxter …what can I say about this woman?! Well…let me start off my saying, I had her perched pretty high on a pedestal. I love her coloring and every thing she does is so uniquely hers. I was pretty star struck by her, in fact!  Over the years, I’ve been on a couple of teams with Mindy and have been fortunate to get to know this woman beyond the stamping world.  This woman needs a cape, I swear!  She is a  such a wonder woman, is generous to a fault, sweet, sassy, goofy and has me laughing out loud all day!!
What can I say about this one?  haha. Kim, for starters is the owner of the fabulous Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps and after begging, yep…begging she let me be on her team and I’m pretty sure she’s still kicking herself!!  This is by far, THE BEST TEAM ever and all because of Kim!  The fun on this team all starts at the top with Kim and her wacky sense of humor! Her team is filled with so much incredible talent, zero ego and everyone adores each other and we laugh and laugh all day long!  Kim is so caring, kind, funny and a tad twisted!!  I have become close friends with Kim too…and to know this woman is to love her!
As I'm  writing all of this, I’m noticing a trend. Apparently, I stalk people into being my friend. LOL!!  Honestly though, I am so blessed to have each of these woman in my life and to be able to call them friends is truly an honor.  Amanda, Sharon, Mindy and Kim, I love you !!
Thanks so much for visiting today!!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Whimsy Stamps August Rubber Stamp and Die Release - Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the ... Whimsy Stamps August rubber stamp and die release!
Over the next 3 days we will reveal the new August 2014 Whimsy Stamps products. Whimsy is releasing 11 new red rubber stamps/stamp sets and 3 coordinating die/die sets this week, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Wednesday. We are thrilled to welcome Hellen Pearce, Sheri Willshire, Tabbatha Sandoval and Tracey Murphy as our Guest Designers for this release. Welcome ladies!
PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on today’s hop! The lucky winner will be drawn from the comments left on today’s design team posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw. Today we are excited to show you the brand new Elisabeth Bell, Time for Tea Designs and SC Design stamps being released this month. For a full reveal of these stamps, check out the Whimsy blog! For today's project, I have inked up Elisabeth Bell: Little Sunkissed Summer Sweetness and SC Design: Chalkboards 2.  So now it's time for you to continue today's hop! Don’t forget to leave a comment at every stop along the hop to be entered into the draw to win a $15 gift certificate:
Be sure to visit the Whimsy blog again tomorrow for the second day of sneak peeks. Thanks so much for visiting today. Happy hopping!
Hi there!! I am super excited to be a guest at Whimsy stamps this month!! I have be a huge fan of Whimsy stamps for years...soooo this is quite the honor for me!!
For my first card, I've colored this brand new sweetheart of an image by Elizabeth Bell,  Little Sunkissed Summer Sweetness and paired her with an a sentiment from the also brand new SC Design: Chalkboards 2.

I was so excited work with the new sentiment set, I made an additional card too. I love the fun chalkboard inspiration all of the internet and could not wait to play with this set.  I just  used white embossing powder on black cardstock to get the chalkboard look. Easy, right?!  
I'll be back on Wednesday with a twist on this set too. 
Thank you so much for hopping by today!! 

Supplies used:
Stamp - Whimsy-   Elisabeth Bell: Little Sunkissed Summer Sweetness
Stamp - Whimsy - SC Design: Chalkboards 2
Paper -  Maja Designs 
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts