Sunday, March 30, 2014

Wild Orchid Crafts–Bling it Up Challenge

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Hi there and a Happy Monday to you! I hope you had  wonderful weekend. Mine was a little on the shaky side.  LOL Friday night started out with a nice sized earthquake, not too far away and thing haven’t quite stood entirely still ever since. Thankfully, we are all fine. Just part of the “fun” in California, right? Winking smile 
It’s time for a new challenge at Wild Orchid Crafts and this time, Bev is asking us to Bling it Up.  For my project, I purchased a plain wooden frame from my local craft store, painted it, added distress inks and lots of glitter and ended up with lots and lots of bling.
My image is Spring is Here from Little Darlings Rubber Stamp.
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Please head over to the Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge blog to join the fun!
Thank you SO very much for stopping by today!
Supplies used:
Flowers – Wild Orchid Crafts
Stamp – LDRS - Spring is Here

Friday, March 28, 2014

A Creative Romance–Spring Flowers Challenge

Hello friends!! This month at A Creative Romance we are looking for projects with Spring Flowers in mind. We are also, fortunate enough to be sponsored by Aurora Wings!
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After much hemming and hawing  and fretting over which one to pick, because they are ALL so beautiful…I've chosen the lovely Gardenia. to play with!  She was so fun and of course, I had to color her in lavenders and lilacs.
My papers are a mix of different ones and I even made one too, using Distress Inks and background stamps. At least I know of I ever run out of purple papers…I can make my own, right? Winking smile 
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Thank you so much for stopping by!
Please be sure to head over the A Creative Romance to see the rest of the inspiration.
Supplies used:
Stamp – Aurora WingsGardenia
Lovely View Die from LDRS
Flowers and gems  – Wild Orchid Crafts

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Kraftin’ Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday Challenge

Welcome to another Wonderful Wednesday challenge and the last one for March!! And as always....it's ANYTHING GOES!!
Your submission must use at least one Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp but can be any theme, any style, any design and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item....you name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until Tuesday, April 1st when the winner for March will be announced!! What do you think.....wanna WIN??
**Please note that you are more than welcome to combine this Wonderful Wednesday Share to Win challenge with other challenges, BUT not our regular weekly challenges. This must be a new and different creation than anything you create for our Saturday challenges.
Here is this week's Wonderful Wednesday inspiration to get you kraftin', thanks to our fabulous Krafty Girls and Guests!! Then....let's see YOUR kreations!!
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Thank you so much for stopping by! Smile
Supplies used:
Stamp – KKSTogether is Better
Paper – My Minds Eye

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Papertake Weekly–Sketch Challenge

Hello there!
Don’t you love a sketch challenge? I know I do. Every week, Papertake Weekly, of course… has a  really fun challenge of one type or the other…and one of those challenges each month is always a great sketch challenge. For me, a sketch challenge is a great jumping off point and I always find them inspiring too. Plus, it’s always so fun to see what the Papertake girls do every week, isn’t it?
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For my card, I’ve colored another cutie pie from Lili of the Valley, Basket of Roses along with a LOTV sentiment from the very versatile Simply Sentiments set.
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The number 10 is for someone’s special day. Smile
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Thanks so very much for stopping by today!!

Please be sure to head over to the Papertake Weekly Blog to see all  of the incredible inspiration from the Papertake Weekly team.

Supplies used:
Stamp – LOTVBasket of Roses
Sentiment stamp – LOTVSimply Sophisticated
Paper – Maja Designs
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Papertake Weekly–For Mum Challenge

Today’s challenge over at Papertake Weekly is a card for Mum.  With Mother’s Day not too far off, this should be a super easy challenge, but for me, if was even easier, since It was my Mom’s Birthday on Sunday, the 16th.  My beautiful Mom turned 84 and not a day goes by that I am not aware of how blessed I am to have her in my life. She is and always has been everything a girl could ask for and I love her  so very, very much! 

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By the way, I know you’re wondering how my Mom could have a 26 year old daughter…and all I can say is…just go with it. Winking smile

For my card, I’ve  chosen this sweet image from Lili of the ValleyA Special Gift along with the FAB sentiment set, Simply Sophisticated, that I won from Lili of the Valley!! WHOOT!! I also used lots and lots of lilacs and lavender Maja Designs papers  on this card, in particular, because, just like me, these are Mom’s favorite colors.
I saw a sentiment on Pinterest that I thought was perfect for the inside sentiment of Mom’s card.

A Mother is your first friend,
Your best friend,
Your forever friend.
Happy Birthday, Mom!!

Simple and yet true, right?
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Thank you so much for stopping by and please stop by the Papertake Weekly Blog to see the rest of the inspiration from the fabulous talented Papertake Weekly Design Team..and of course to join the challenge too!
Supplies used:
Sentiment Stamp – Lili of the ValleySimply Sophisticated
Papers –Maja Designs
Flowers, Gem Stones and Metal Corner Flourish, Seam Binding – Wild Orchid Crafts
Border Punch from Martha Stewart
Additional die cuts from Silhouette
Entering the
Lili of the Valley Bingo Challenge - Flowers, Lace, Doily

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Wild Orchid Crafts–Spring Fling Challenge

Who’s ready for Spring?
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Here in Southern California, we seem to have skipped right past Spring and headed full force into 90 degree summer weather…so yes, I’m ready for Spring. Winking smile
Anyhoo..It’s time for another Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge and this time we are looking for a project inspired by Spring. For my inspiration, I chose this CandiBean stamp, Gardening Jessie along with a sentiment from the Warm Fuzzies,  Love You set.
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I hope I’ve provided a bit of inspiration for you today and that you will join us for our Wild Orchid Crafts Spring Fling Challenge. I’m looking forward to seeing  you there!!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Supplies used:
Flowers – Wild Orchid Crafts 
Sentiment Stamp – LDRS -   Warm Fuzzies,  Love You set

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Kraftin Kimmie March Release Day& Krafty Hop

We're so excited! It’s our MARCH 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 AMAZING new stamps from all our artists for our March release! We’ve got something for everyone!! We’ve got a very unique new SLOTH set from Thai called WANNA HANG? There's an awesome new a-MOO-zing new set from Cheryl called DOWN ON THE FARM 2! Lastly, we are SO excited to share a SASSY new Moonlight Whispers stamp set....SHOW STOPPERS!

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our MARCH Krafty Hop! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of these incredible stamps from the new release!! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are available NOW! And don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new March stamps at a discount!!

OH AND we have a bunch of new PAPER PADS in the shop for you today!! There are brand new lines by Simple Stories, Bo Bunny, MME, American Crafts, Graphic 45 and Kaisercraft!! There are also a bunch of restocks of most requested paper pads!!!

Now let's celebrate with our NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!

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Supplies used:

Stamp – KKSDown on the Farm 2

Paper – My Minds Eye

Flowers- Wild Orchid Crafts

Border – Martha Stewart

Additional die cuts from Silhouette

Kraftin’ Kimmie March Sneak Peeks–Day 3

Welcome back to day THREE of our MARCH Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! The awesome new stamps just keep on comin'!!

We are SO thrilled to share the newest set of THREE images with matching sentiments from CHERYL! With the popularity of a set we released last year, we have continued on with the farm theme so today we're showing you the new set called DOWN ON THE FARM 2!!

This week our challenge hostess is TANGII! And her challenge is ANYTHING GOES!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp with no restrictions! 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 some NEW Kraftin' Kimmie rubbah!!!

Would you like to know who won the new stamp sets that we've previewed this week???!! Well, you'll just have to wait until TONIGHT at this month's ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes!!! We'll be releasing all the new stamps you've seen this week after the party at 7pm EST!! You can read all the details about how you can join us RIGHT HERE!

All the Krafty Girls listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these sweet new stamps from Cheryl! And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away some stamps!!! You could WIN the new set stamps!!!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party tonight!}

So come and hang out with us tonight for all the LIVE action krafty fun at the release party and then come on back here tomorrow to check out the release day blog hop! ALL the new stamps will be available on TONIGHT at the KKStamps Shop!!

Happy hoppin'!

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Thank you soooo very much for hoping by!! Smile

Supplies used:

Stamp – KKS - Down on the Farm 2

Paper –Simple Stories-Summer Fresh

Flowers – Wild Orchid Crafts

Lovely View Die - LDRS

Die cuts from Silhouette

Friday, March 14, 2014

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps March Sneak Peeks–Day 2

Welcome back to Day TWO of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps MARCH previews!!! We are back with a fabulous new Moonlight Whispers stamp set!! You'll love these two SASSY showgirls along with the FOUR fun sentiments!!

Today the Krafty Girls and I are thrilled to share with you.....

Kim Reid's photo.

SHOW STOPPERS!!

There are lots of amazing creations on today's hop featuring both new images and sentiments from the set!! We know you are just going to LOVE these classy, sassy ladies and be inspired by all the fun designs!!

Below you will find all the Krafty Girls 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 a package of today's stamps!! Woohoo!!!

ALL of our MARCH stamps will be available on Saturday night at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! We'll be celebrating at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!! It's over at our KKS Facebook fan page! Join us for all the fun!! You can find more details here!!

Happy hoppin'!!

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Supplies used:

Stamps – KKSShow Stoppers

Paper – Graphics 45

Flowers – Wild Orchid Crafts

Die cuts from Silhouette

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps–March Sneak Peeks–Day 1

Welcome to day ONE of our MARCH Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Today we are excited to share a supah cute new set by artist Thais Narciso!! We'll guarantee you haven't seen anything like these adorable SLOTHS before!!! We are sharing samples today featuring.......WANNA HANG?!
All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you, so be sure to hop over to each of them! And while you're there, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away one of the new sets and YOU could WIN!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}
Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE fun new stamps we have to share with you! And ALL the new MARCH stamps will be available on Saturday night at the KKStamps Shop!!
Happy hoppin'!
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Supplies used:
Stamp – KKSWanna Hang?
Flower – Wild Orchid Crafts
Die cuts from Silhouette


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Papertake Weekly–Bingo Challenge




Hello there friends!
Wheeeeee!! I am enjoying my GDT spot with Papertake Weekly so much!  This week, it’s a Bingo Challenge, so just be sure to pick a  line across up, down or diagonal. I did pick 3 in a row, but I’m fairly certain I could have added every one of them.
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For my card, I've chosen this sweet couple from Lili of the Valley, Love Balloon.  So sweet, right?
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Thank you so, so very much for visiting with me today. Smile 
Supplies used:
Stamp – Lili of the Valley – Love Balloon
Paper – Maja Designs
Flowers – Wild Orchid Crafts
Lamppost – Prima
Wooden Butterfly from Prima
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Additional die cuts from Silhouette
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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps–Stash it Up Challenge

Well, 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 MORE rubbah!! Show us your stuff!!
This week our hostess is STEPHANIE!! And her challenge is to Stash It UP!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp that uses some leftover stuff in your stash! We love to see flowers!! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because not only can you WIN with us, but there’s something extra special going on!!!
We are ALSO sponsoring the month long challenge over on the Kit and Clowder blog!!! Their challenge is WINGS so if you create a card featuring stuff from your STASH AND WINGS, you can enter it into BOTH challenges for DOUBLE the chances to WIN!!! How awesome is THAT?!?
Also BIG NEWS is that Alyce from Kit and Clowder will be doing a LIVE COLOUR ALONG online on March 29th and she’ll be using the HANNAH HEARTS stamp set by Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!!! So if you’d like to join this fabulously fun and FREE feature next month, be sure to scoop up Hannah who just happens to be ON SALE 20% OFF right now!!! Be sure to order her right away so that she has time to arrive in your mail!!
Of course, we’ve got our Frugal Friday Specials on this weekend with 25-50 percent off some specially chosen stamps!! We’ve also got LOTS of brand new 6x6 paper pads…
while supplies last!!
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’!!
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Thanks so very much for stopping by!! 
Supplies used:
Sentiment – Kraftin’ Kimmie StampsPoppy
Flowers – Wild Orchid Crafts
Die cuts from Silhouette

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes Challenge


with the option of hand made flowers. I love making hand rolled flowers..so this was an easy one for me and while I was busy making flowers, I made seahorses too. I cut them on my Cameo..and glittered and inked…and glittered them.
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My ocean scene was inspired by my sweet friend, Mindy!  Her coloring is out of this world..and she teaches Card making and Copic coloring in Southern California, so be sure to visit her if you can!!
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Fish kisses!!
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Thank you so very much for stopping by!! Be sure to head over to the Papertake Weekly Blog to see all of the fabulous inspiration the team has for you!
Supplies used:
Paper – Maja Designs
Die – LDRS – Lovey View Doily Die
Additional Die cuts from Silhouette
Flowers – Wild Orchid Crafts
Prima Rose Ribbon
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