Sunday, June 29, 2014

Lili of the Valley – Fluttering Gift Box & Few Fairy Gardens

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Hello there dear friends!! I’m sharing my very last Lili of the Valley project with you today.
I do hope you like it!
For my project, I purchased a plain, unpainted wooden box at my local craft store. After removing all of the hardware, I gave it a couple of coats of acrylic paint in a nice shade of lavender.  After the paint dried, I cut pieces of the GORGEOUS Timeless Victorian papers to fit onto the box. Before adhering to the box though, I had lots of fun with embossing paste and stencils. Around the box, I added a string of pearls and Gesso. I also added touches of gold Rub and Buff to all the new hardware and some of the embossing paste textures.
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Fluttering Close Up
Here is a close up of the sweet Fluttering from Lili of the Valley.
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I stamped a couple of extra butterflies, colored them and cut them out. After using my stylus to shape the wings I glued them on to the image to pop them off the page a bit.
OK! So, what’s in the box, right? 
It’s a fairy garden kit.  Yep!  A Fairy Garden in a Box kit!  In case you’re wondering what the heck that is, I’ve included photos of my own fairy gardens. I wonder if Fluttering might be very happy in one of my fairy gardens.
I think it would be a sweet housewarming gift or a welcome to the neighborhood gift along with a few small plants to get started.  Inside the box, there is a fairy sign,  fairy sized bicycle, a bench,  a very small birdhouse, a very tiny bunny in a leaf and ..a fairy, all individually wrapped in cellophane bags.
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So, …what’s a fairy garden? I’ll share a few of mine with you.
 Hanging Fairy Garden with Water Feature
A hanging basket Fairy Garden complete with miniature plants
and a small “lake” with a bunny floating by in a leaf and a fairy tending to the garden.
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Two more fairy gardens in baskets on the fence.
18 Inch Saucer
In an 18 inch saucer dish, sitting on the table between to chairs.  If you look closely,  you might be able to see the tiny ladybug sitting next to the fairy on the arm of the chair and a sign that says, believe in magic.
Flirty Fairies in a Fountain
This one is in a non working fountain on my patio.
I think these two fairies are flirting with each other.
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And another hanging basket with a vintage travel trailer, bicycle and a tire swing and Adirondack chair. There is even a gnome sneaking in to play in the fairy garden.

A door to who knows where.


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And the very last one is just two mushrooms in the moss growing in a teacup.
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Lastly, I thought I would include a photo of one of my teacup birdfeeders too.
I found this easy to follow tutorial at CapsCreations
Hopefully, you are still with me! I know there was a bunch to read and I got a little chatty!!  LOL!! If I didn’t cover something or you have any questions, please just ask. I would love to hear from you.
I want to say a HUGE welcome to Anne and Lili of the Valley for having me!! I adored every single second playing with and creating these projects with these gorgeous, fabulous products!! I know there will be a lot more LOTV projects in my future!!
Supplies used:
Paper – Lili of the Valley – Timeless Victorian

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Kraftin’ Kimmie–Clean and Simple 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, TRACY!! And her challenge is CLEAN AND SIMPLE!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp that is clean and simple! So less embellishments and more focus on the image and you could WIN!! 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 30-50% OFF!!! We've also just gotten HUGE new shipment of paper pads including a whole new line by Wild Rose Studio!! 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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Thank you so much for stopping by!!
Supplies used:
Stamp – Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – Playtime Lulu

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Kraftin’ Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday

Welcome to the last Wonderful Wednesday challenge for June and we hope you can play along!! As always....it's ANYTHING GOES!! Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!!
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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 July 1st when one winner will be chosen from all the submissions for June and will receive a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps prize pack OR a $20 Gift Card to the shop!!! What do you think.....wanna WIN?? Let's see your krafty stuff!!

**NEW RELEASE!! - Last weekend we released the NEW June Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps sets!!! You can now scoop up all three of the new sets......BOOTYLICIOUS, LIL' SWASHBUCKLERS and UNDER THE SEA 2!! Also our other pirate stamps are on SALE 40% OFF for a limited time as well including BILLY BLYTH, CAPTAIN SCURVY, CUTTHROAT LIZZIE, POLLY THE BAR WENCH and PIRATE SENTIMENTS!! Don't forget about the FIVE extra Krafty Krop Challenges we've got running this week! You can submit all week for your chances to WIN more krafty goodies!! Hope you can join in the fun and WIN some prizes!!

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!
Supplies used:
Paper -A mix from my stash

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Lili of the Valley–Coffee Break

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Hello there!! I’m so happy you came back!!
I’m still here… jumping for joy!!!
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I want to share with you a little project that I made for my guest spot over at Lili of the Valley.
This sweetheart of an image is Coffee Break.
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I paired the image with one of the sentiments from the Simply Sophisticated set along with the exquisite papers collection, Timeless Victorian. As you may have noticed, I like purples and lavenders and this collection is full of that!! The patterns in these papers are so lush too!  Using stencils,  embossing paste and glitter, I added some dimension to my project also.
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Using my Cameo, I made a coffee pot and filled it with flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I also made a chocolate dispenser. Right now it’s holding Ghirardelli chocolates but I think the size could be adjusted to fit the new Lili of the Valley Chocolates!  Now THAT would be so adorable!!  I found the tutorial for the chocolate dispenser on Running with Scissors.
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Thank you so very much for visiting today!!
Supplies used:
Flowers – Wild Orchid Crafts

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Kraftin’ Kimmie June Release Day and Hop

We're so excited! It’s our JUNE 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 pirate kids set from Cheryl called LIL SWASHBUCKLERS! There's a FIN-tastic new set from Thais called UNDER THE SEA 2! Lastly, we are SO excited to share a BOOTY-FUL new stamp set from Annie called....BOOTYLICIOUS!
You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our JUNE 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!! 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 June 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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Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments..and for hopping by!
Supplies used:
Paper – Teresa Collins – Far and Away

Kraftin’ Kimmie June Sneak Peeks–Day Three

Welcome back to day THREE of our JUNE Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Aren't they fabulous?!!-
We are SO thrilled to share the newest set of THREE images with matching sentiments from CHERYL! This SHIP SHAPE set is perfect for all those little people in your life and it is called LIL' SWASHBUCKLERS!!
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This week our challenge hostess is JESSIE! 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??
Are you planning to join us for our LIVE KRAFTY KROP??!!! Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes and it's all happening THIS MORNING!!! Every two hours beginning at 10am EDT, we'll be posting a challenge for you to play along with! You'll have ALL week to upload your submissions and you could WIN!!! Also, we'll be releasing all the new stamps you've seen this week after the party at 7pm EDT at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!! Hope you can join us!!
All the Krafty Girls 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 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 krafty krop and party and then come on back here tomorrow to check out the release day blog hop! ALL the new stamps will be available TONIGHT at the KKStamps Shop!!
Happy hoppin'!
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Supplies used:
Paper – Teresa Collins – Far and Away

Friday, June 20, 2014

Kraftin’ Kimmie June Sneak Peeks–Day 2

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


We are SO thrilled to share the newest set of THREE main images, a couple of fishy accessories and matching sentiments from THAIS! This FIN-tastic set is perfect for summer and it is called UNDER THE SEA 2!!


Are you planning to join us for our LIVE All Day Krafty KROP and our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes and it's all happening SATURDAY!!! We'll be playing all day long with challenges (beginning at 10am EDT) and then releasing all the new stamps you've seen this week after the party (beginning at 7pm.....that's only a couple of hours away)!! Hope you can come hang out with the us Krafty Girls!

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 at the party!}
Happy hoppin'!

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Thank you so much for hopping by!!
Supplies used:
Stamp and sentiment - Kraftin’ Kimmie StampsUnder the Sea 2
Paper – Teresa Collins - Fabrications Canvas Designer

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Kraftin’ Kimmie June Sneak Peeks–Day 1

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Welcome back to Day ONE of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps JUNE previews!!! We are kicking things off with a fabulous new Moonlight Whispers stamp set by Annie Rodrigue!! Avast me hearties, you'll love these two treasures along with the FIVE fun sentiments!!
Today the Krafty Girls and I are thrilled to share with you....BOOTYLICIOUS!! Teehee! You'll find a bounty of gorgeous creations on today's hop featuring both new images and sentiments from the set, PLUS you might see some old pirate sets along the way.....such as Billy Blyth, Cutthroat Lizzie, Polly, Captain Scurvy and our Pirate Sentiments set!! We know you are just going to LOVE these saucy 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 JUNE stamps will be available on Saturday night at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! Saturday is going to be a BUSY day with all that we have planned including and ALL DAY Krafty Krop with challenges every couple of hours and prizes to be won!! Join us for that HERE!! Then we'll be celebrating at our KKS Facebook Fan page!! It's over at our KKS Facebook fan page! Join us for all the fun!! You can RSVP and invite your friends here!!
Happy hoppin'!!
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Supplies used:
Paper – Teresa Collins – Far and Away

Monday, June 16, 2014

Stamp Storage for Kraftin’ Kiimmie Stamps

Storage for Kraftin Kimmies Stamps and stamping with unmounted stamps.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Lili of the Valley–Friends Forever

Hello there dear friends! I am so very, very …VERY HAPPY to be back with you today, sharing my 2nd little project as a guest design team member at Lili of the Valley.P1070390
I found this sweet little journal at my local craft store and used stencils, embossing paste and glittered dragonflies on the top of the journal to joosh it up a bit.
Next, I colored this darling, sweet image, Friends Forever from Lili of the Valley. These fairies are so sweet and delicate…I just LOVE them!!
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My frame was cut on my cameo using the my very favorite Timeless Victorian papers. I also rolled up a bit of paper to tuck into the pen, so it would match too.
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The sentiment is from the Simply Sophisticated set.  As I’ve said before, this is such a versatile set…I find myself using it all the time. Smile
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Thank you so much for stopping by and for all of your sweet comments!!
I’m living the dream right now, being able to guest at LOTV and your sweet, supportive comments mean so very much to me!!
Supplies used:
Prima Metal Charm
Joining
Ribbon Girls - LOTV Girlie Challenge

Friday, June 6, 2014

A Creative Romance Birthday & Blog Candy for YOU!

Hello there!!
A Creative Romance is one year old and we are doing a bit of a blog hop to celebrate!!
Hopefully, you've arrived from the incredibly talented Rebekah's blog after lots of ohhhs and ahhhhhs.
If you should get lost along the way, just hop back to the A Creative Romance Blog for the hop order. 
You will find that there is even some blog candy along the way, so be sure to visit every blog and leave a comment!! Smile 
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For my card, I got to play with one of the newest  Lili of the Valley fairies, Water Lily. She is so fun just floating and sipping on her frosty beverage.
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Supplies used:
Paper - Maja Designs 
Be sure to leave a comment below for the A Creative Romance Blog’s Birthday Candy 
and I will also do a random draw for my blog candy to you. 

I would love it if you would become a follower, if you're not already...
but it is not necessary to win my blog candy.

Thanks so much for hoping by today.  Please hop over to Teresa's blog for some really fabulous inspiration!!




 
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