Friday, December 12, 2014

KK FB Swap


Hi Friends, Today's card is made with my swap partner, Danielle of D's Crafty Connections,  in mind. Christene Riley organized a Christmas card swap on Facebook using Kraftin Kimmie Stamps. And we must mail it to our swap partner, how fun!!! I went to my KK stamp box and found that I had never inked this one up. Her name is Christmas Clara and I paired her with some cute Nutcracker Suite paper from Graphic 45.

The nutcracker paper is adorable and I'm thrilled to use it with sweet Clara.
The card is 5.5" square so I could have lots of real estate to properly showcase her big skirt and add a Prima Poinsettia.

As you can see below, I added some glossy accents to the cute nutcracker to make him stand out. I colored her with Copics and layered the card with several different papers from the collection. (I did add some shading around her feet after I photographed this.

It's been a while since I did a swap so this was fun! I mailed this on Dec. 4th and I am waiting for confirmation that she received it before I post this.  (OK, she received it.)

Kraftin Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday Anything Goes
Chocolate Coffee Cards #80 Christmas
Jingle Belles Rock Anything goes
Milk Coffee Challenge Non traditional colors
7kidscollegefund Anything goes

Until next time!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

KKS Stocking Stuffer

Hi Friends, I made a little stocking stuffer gum package. I used Kraftin Kimmie Stamp set "Meow-y Christmas" colored with Copics to decorate a gum package. Ever since I received this adorable stamp during my guest spot with KK I have had this idea.

I didn't cover the gum wrapper, I measured it and made a new one by scoring a strip of card stock in 4 places. Then I placed a mat on it, added a MS tag doily and my colored image. To finish it and make it easy to pull the gum out, I punched 2 circles, glued them together at the top and stapled it at the bottom.
I have decided to answer the call for a month long guest designer spot for Kraftin Kimmie Stamps, wish me luck! I so enjoyed it last time, love the design team, they are so fun and I love the stamps too.

Links below.
Kraftin Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday  Will post on Kraftin Kimmie Krafty Friends Facebook Page too.
The Color Throwdown 322 Color Challenge
The Paper Girls Challenge  Small Gifts

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Hi Friends, So I was a bad girl on Black Friday! I bought myself lots of discounted crafty dies and stamps. :)
This card uses a bunch of them and also items from the Simon Says Stamp December card kit.  I'm playing with many challenges in mind.

First being Merry Monday 138, using the featured colors plus one of my choosing.  I used the SSS Holiday ornaments die for a negative cut and make a shaker.  The cute little ornament hanger is die cut from some silver paper (how am I not going to lose those little things?) that comes in the December kit and some of the sequins are from the kit. I added some doodlebug white sequins too. The 2 shades of blue paper are from the kit as well.

I used detail gold embossing powder on the Hero Arts JOY stamp. Another gift to myself that I have wanted FOREVER is the stitched rectangle dies. This is Lil Inkers. I wanted MFT but they were sold out and Lil Inkers is nice too.

Oh this card caused me such fits! I had to do things many times over to make it perfect for a special person. First I had trouble cutting the ornament in the rectangle straight, then I got glue on the acetate, then I burnt the paper when embossing, had to rip the top off because I didn't have enough sequins in it. It took about an hour and a half. The good news is I learned more about shaker card and how to do it right! Good grief, Charlie Brown.

Sorry about the wordy post! Challenges I'm playing in are:

Merry Monday 138 Silver, Gold, White and "your choice" I chose Blue
The Curtain Call Clearly Christmas ( I used clear acetate)
Mojo Monday 375 Sketch
Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge Christmas/Holiday
Crafty Sentiments Christmas
52 C.C. Throwdown Pick your own challenge from previous challenges. I picked #18 from 6/13, Christmas Ornaments.
Paperplay Make you own embellies with diecuts. I made the shaker with dies, hope that counts.
Sweet Stamps 199 Sparkle
Monday Mood Board  Inspiration photo, gold and silver
AAA Cards  Blue Christmas! Clean and Simple only

OK, that's enough. :)

I love Elvis, by the way! LOL

Sunday, November 30, 2014


Hi Friends, I made a Red, Green and White card to play in the Merry Monday 136 challenge. I used SU Happy Hour for the cute little drinks that are so festive with their holiday garnishes!
I stamped them and die cut them out with SB classic circles. The garnishes were stamped and hand cut. I layered them on a piece of ribbon on top of a panel made with K&co patterned paper. A Darice chevron EF was used as well as various card stocks.
I made a second card with some scraps and first trys for stamping. I had die cut some red scallopped squares to mat the white square but they wouldn't fit on the card. And it's even 6" wide and it still wouldn't fit. The card above is my second try. :)

Merry Monday 136 Red,Green and White

CAS-ology EAT

Hi Bloggers, For weeks and weeks now, I have been intrigued by the Cas-ology one word prompts that they post each week. When I read them, I would think about what stamps I had to use for the prompts and design a card in my head but not on paper. Well, this week, I couldn't resist playing! I thought of Turkey and Thanksgiving, of course but I don't really have a use for a thanksgiving card and I need birthday cards for my stash.
Sooooooooo, I pulled out my retired Flourishes stamp set, Pinwheels and Popsicles, and colored the cake image with Copics. I added Glossy Accents to the icing roses. Then in keeping with the Case this Sketch 101, I cut a SB Lacey Circle window, layered the image behind it, and put the card together with Doodlebug paper and a Simon Says Stamp birthday sentiment. Don'tcha just love that cursive writing font?
I'm in love with this sugar-y creation. Trying to do clean and simple isn't easy for me but this may be one of the first cards that I'll mail for the price of a regular stamp!
Thanks for visiting!

Cas-ology -EAT
CASe this sketch 101
Seize the Birthday Leaves or Anything Goes
Just us Girls 269 Wild Card

Friday, November 28, 2014

Mojo Monday 373 Birthday

Hi Friends, I'm sharing my daughter's birthday card today made with Mojo Monday 373 sketch. I made it regular A2 size, not tall and skinny. I used MFT Birthday Sentiments stamp set and K&Co paper. I waited until the last minute to make her card so I had to come up with something simple but with some punch and I think this paper helped achieve my goal! She liked it a lot.

Other than the paper and stamps all I added was twine and enamel dots. The die is SB wonky rectangles.

Other Challenges:
Seize the birthday Leaves or Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks 222 Die Cuts

Thanks for visiting today!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Hi Friends, I ran across Bella, a Kraftin Kimmie stamp, while looking thru my stamps and thought I'd color her. Aren't the kitties adorable on this stamp? I love it. I colored her with Copics in reds and greens, then I picked the papers which is the opposite of how I usually do it. These papers are many years old so I don't know the maker. The sentiment is from another KK stamp called Meow-y Christmas.
Some other supplies used are MS punch, Stickles, PTI ribbon and enamel dots.

On another note, Tomorrow is my blog's 5 year anniversary! I plan to celebrate it after the holidays when I'm less busy.
Have a great holiday weekend, fellow cardmakers.

Kraftin Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday Anything Goes
A Song in your Art Challenge-21 Merry Little Christmas
Crafting for all Seasons Tis the season
Simon Says Stamp Wed. Challenge Anything Goes
2 Cute Ink Challenges  Pets
The Pink Elephant 278 Anything Goes