Saturday, May 31, 2014

Hello Cupcake!!

OK…I gotta warn you...there might be a bit of hyperventilating in this post!!
I’m …a…GUEST DESIGN TEAM MEMBER AT the 
LILI OF THE VALLEY Ideas to Inspire Blog!! 
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I know, I know, I know!! You’re hyperventilating now too, aren’t ya?!
Alrighty…I don’t want to scare you away, so I'll dial it down a notch.

For my first project I wanted to make a 6 x 6 easel card with a slider box. I looked and looked on-line and just never found exactly what I was looking for, so I fiddled around with my Silhouette program  and a file for a A2 size easel card and ended up with this. I hope you like it!!
This darling stamp is Hello Cupcake and I’ve also chosen a sentiment from the super versatile  Simply Sophisticated Stamp Set too.  The GORGEOUS papers are Timeless Victorian, also from Lili of the Valley. As I told Anne, I’m pretty sure these were made for me.  Just look at those colors!!  So lush!
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All around the box I’ve added tons of embossing paste, glitter and Gesso.
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Pearls around the sides and back along with more Gesso.
The drawers both slide open so little treats can be tucked inside, maybe the ingredients for cupcakes…or jewelry. Yep, definitely jewelry. The feet are just wooden trim pieces that I found, glued together and painted.
Hello Cupcake

Hello Cupcake
Thank you so very much for visiting with me today!

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Kraftin’ Kimmie’s Wonderful Wednesday Challenge!

Welcome to another Wonderful Wednesday challenge and we hope you can play along!! As always....it's ANYTHING GOES!! Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!!
KKS Wonderful Wednesday
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 June 3rd!! At the end of the month, one winner will be chosen from all the submissions that month and will receive a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps prize pack!!! So if there are four Wednesdays, you have FOUR chances to WIN!! What do you think.....wanna WIN?? Let's see your krafty stuff!!
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!!
OH!! By the way! Have you had a chance to check out the super fun KKS May Release stamps yet? They are all available in the KKStamps Shop right now. Smile  
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Thank you so very much for coming by!
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Papertake Weekly Sketch Challenge

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Hello there stampers!
Time for a brand new sketch challenge from Papertake Weekly. This is such a fun sketch! Be sure to jump right  over to the Papertake Weekly Challenge so you can play along too. 
For my card,…I broke out another super cute Lili of the Valley stamp to play with. I know, shocking, right?
This sweetheart is Looking Glass and she looks royal to me, so I embellished with a glittery crown.
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Flowers and pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts
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Stenciled embossing paste, glitter & gesso  added to the corners.
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So, sadly this is my last post as a GDT for Papertake Weekly.  I want to thank the Papertake Weekly ladies for being so wonderful, kind and welcoming!!   I’m sure you know, that as challenge blogs go, this is THE BEST! The challenges, prizes and most importantly, the design team are all top notch!!!
Also, from the bottom of my heart, I want to thank Sharon Caudle. You might all think she’s your bff and  I understand. Sharon has the ability to make everyone feel so special, like they are the only one in the room. Here’s the thing is …she MINE!! Winking smile I love you, doll!!
Thanks so very much for stopping by!
Supplies used:
Stamp – Lili of the Valley – Looking Glass

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Kraftin’ Kimmie May Release Day & Krafty Hop!

We're so excited! It’s our MAY 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 May release! We know these new stamps will 'float your boat'!! We’ve got an adorable new nautical kids set from Cheryl called AHOY, SAILOR! There's a FIN-tastic new set from Thais called UNDER THE SEA! Lastly, we are SO excited to share a GORGEOUS new summer stamp set from Annie called....BEACHY KEEN!
You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our May Krafty Hop! We are SO thrilled to have our fabulous guests for May joining us in our hop!! They have done a great job with the new stamps and are helping us to launch this fabby new release!!! We are so excited to have them join us!!
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!! 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 May stamps at a discount!! But only for a limited time!
**Local Krafty Friends** My May Krafty Kard Klasses are ready to go! If you'd like to hang out in the Krafty Kave and play with some fun images and create some cool stuff....go here for all the details! OH and did I mention....all attendees receive 20% off anything they purchase that day!!
Now let's celebrate with our NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!
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Thanks so very much for hopping by! Smile
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Kraftin’ Kimmie May Sneak Peeks–Day 3

Welcome back to day THREE of our MAY Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!!
The awesome new stamps just keep on comin'!!
We are SO thrilled to share the newest set of FOUR images with matching sentiments from THAIS! This FIN-tastic set is perfect for summer and it is called UNDER THE SEA!!
This week our challenge hostess is DEBORAH! 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 a $10 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!! Wanna win?? It couldn't be easier!!
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 and it's all happening THIS MORNING!!! We'll be releasing all the new stamps you've seen this week after the party (beginning at 10am.....that's only a couple of hours away) at 11am EDT!! 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 awesome new stamps from Thais! And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away some stamps!!! You could WIN this new set of stamps!!!!! {This winner will be announced later this week!}
So come and hang out with us in a couple of hours 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 TODAY at the KKStamps Shop!!
Happy hoppin'!
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Thanks so very much for hopping by!! Smile
Supplies used
Sentiment Stamp – Kraftin’ KimmieMermaid Sentiments
Flowers and Pearls – Wild Orchid Crafts

Friday, May 23, 2014

Kraftin’ Kimmie–May Sneak Peeks–Day 2

******If you are looking for the 
A Creative Romance Post, it's just below this post.******
Welcome back to Day TWO of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps MAY previews!!! We are back with a fabulous new Moonlight Whispers stamp set by Annie Rodrigue!! You'll love these two summer ladies along with the THREE fun sentiments!!
Today the Krafty Girls and I are thrilled to share with you.....BEACHY KEEN!! There are lots of gorgeous creations on today's hop featuring both new images and sentiments from the set!! We know you are just going to LOVE these summery 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 MAY stamps will be available on Saturday morning 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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Thank so very much for hopping by!! :)
Stamp – Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps  – Beachy Keen
Sentiment Stamp - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps -  Kimmie's Beachy Sentiments
Paper –Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps -  Authentique and  Bazzill Basics
Flowers – Wild Orchid Crafts

A Creative Romance–Girly Creations

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Hello there my crafty friends!! Two posts for me today! This card is for the A Creative Romance Girly Creations Challenge. Easy, right?
I’ve picked yet another Lili of the Valley image to play with and this one is Cake Glorious Cake. That sweet fairy is doing her very best to carry the cake. Too, too cute!
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Please, please hop over to the A Creative Romance Blog to join in on the fun!  Our prize this time is from a wonderful sponsor Crafty Charlie.  One lucky winner will receive a £10 voucher to spend with them :)
Craftie-Charlie Website
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Paper – Maja Designs

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Kraftin’ Kimmie May Sneak peeks–Day 1

Welcome to day ONE of our MAY Kraftin' Kimmie Previews!!! Today we are excited to share a cute new set featuring Lulu, Lexi and Lucas! It's by artist Cheryl Alger and we're SURE it will 'float your boat' ! We are sharing samples today featuring.......AHOY, SAILOR!!
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 morning!}
Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE fun new stamps we have to share with you! And ALL the new May stamps will be available on Saturday morning at the KKStamps Shop!!
Happy hoppin'!
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Thanks  so much for hopping by!! Smile
Supplies used:
Paper – Authentique – Anchored
Flowers – Wild Orchid Crafts

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Papertake Weekly–Oh So Cute Challenge

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Hello there and thank you for coming by!!
Today, is the beginning of a new challenge at Papertake Weekly and as the title says, it’s an Oh So Cute Challenge. Perfect opportunity for another Lili of the Valley image, right? Winking smile This sweet image is Rosie with Presents. I ♥Rosie!
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I’ve added more modeling paste to this card…and some glitter too. Thanks to my buddy Amanda, who suggested adding glitter on top of the embossing paste, I love the look even more!!
Please stop by the Papertake Weekly Challenge Blog!!
The PTW girls are going to knock you socks off and I hope you will be able to play along with the challenge too!  Thank you for visiting today. Smile 
Paper – Maja Designs
Flowers – Wild Orchid Crafts

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps–Girly Girl Challenge

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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 ME! And my challenge is called GIRLY GIRL!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp that is perfect for a girl!! Use fun and pretty patterned papers, embellishments, glitter etc.! Pull out those fabby stamps and play along! Have some krafty fun and join us this week!!
Don't forget that we've got LOTS of fabulous stamp sets on SALE in our FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS this weekend 25-50% OFF!!! And some of them are even featured in today's challenge!! 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’!!
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Stamp – Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps - Playtime Lulu
Flowers – Wild Orchid Crafts

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Papertake Weekly–Pastel Challenge

Hi there!! I hope you’re enjoying your week. It’s time for a new Papertake Weekly Challenge and this weeks it’s Pretty Pastels.
For my card today, I chose yet another favorite Lili of the Valley image,  Positively Pampered…and in fact, this is the card that I gave my Mom for Mother’s Day.  I had actually planned on giving her the card that I made for last weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge, but when I finished this card..it was so much more my Mom, as she loves lavenders and purples too, just like me.

My mom should really give lessons in how to gush over handmade cards.  She touches every single detail, ask questions about how I did this or that. Mom studies every bit of it, down to the pearls in the corners of the card.  I really do have THE best mom is the world and the way she gushes over the details of a handmade card is so minor in comparison to all the ways I could explain how incredible that woman is,  but it still puts such a smile on my face and makes me so happy that she loves it.  It just like being 5 years old all over again and bringing home a handmade card from first grade for mom.
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Thank you so much for visiting!! I hope you’ll pop over to the Papertake Weekly Blog and play along with the crazy talented Papertake Weekly girls.
Supplies used:
Paper – Maja Designs
Flowers – Wild Orchid Crafts
 
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