Saturday, February 28, 2015

{SSSC} Mmm….Donuts


For this weeks SSSC I used some Reverse Confetti products to make a relatively quick and easy card! I used the stamp Donut You Know and co-ordinating Donut You Know Confetti Cuts, as well as some flag dies from MFT. I machine stitched, distressed the papers with TH ink and added a ton of loose rock candy glitter over glossy accents and then 'sprinkled' some little bits of chocolate CS on top of the donut!


Check out what the other Sweet Stampers have for you this week!



{KKS} I look up to YOU!


Hello, Krafty Friends! I am coming to you today with a scheduled blogpost, as I am currently in Sunny California, as my little one calls it! I came here for a solo vacay to visit my folks…leaving hubby behind with the rug rats! 
This weeks Kraftin' Kimmie challenge is to use BRIGHT colours on your project! 


I used this sweet stamp from the set Safari Fun and paper from the American Crafts 'Family Fun' pad which is available in the KKS shop! I added in some black twine and a bright orange flower and green button. I embossed the blue CS with a spotted looking folder to mimic the giraffes spots.

We hope you can play along with us! Check out the KKS blog for more inspiration!

Monday, February 23, 2015

{SPD} You're a Gem!


Time for another sketch challenge from SugarPea Designs! I used one of my fave stamps sets, Go-pher It! (even though it IS a Gopher, which is the natural enemy of a farm raised kid LOL)…I used a cool Pink Paislee pad with gems on it and coloured up my guy's treasures to match :) I added glossy accents and glitter to the gems, as well as the hard hat and pick-axe and rocks. I added on some adhesive gems and enamel dots as well. Circle and flag dies are MFT.





Here is our sketch for you to play along! We'd love to see your gorgeous creations!! 


The rules are very simple…
  Create a new card or project using the SugarSketch provided.
  • SugarPea Design stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated :)
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable 
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDSS20 so that we may check out your beautiful work
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz shown below.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe.  However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $15

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

{SPD13} Shake That Thing



Hey there! Quick post to show you my shaker card for this weeks SugarPea Designs Challenge! 


I took a pencil and lightly drew out a swirly flight path for my stamped and die cut paper airplane on a piece of translucent vellum. I then machine stitched over the line and erased any pencil marks. I stitched the vellum to the DP on three sides and then filled up the pocked with various shaker bits using cut outs from SPD dies (see end of the post). The 4th side was then sewn up. I used pop up foam dots to add the paper airplane and heat embossed the sentiment onto the bottom of the card. Voila! Shaker card complete!! 





Here are the products that I'ved used on my card this week:






  • SugarPea Design stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated :)
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPD13 so that we may check out your beautiful work
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz shown on the SPD blogpost.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe.  However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $15

Saturday, February 14, 2015

{KKS} Squishy Hugs



Hey everyone!! Welcome back to day FOUR of our FEBRUARY Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Have you been enjoying the peeks so far?? All of our brand new rubber stamp sets will be released TONIGHT!

We are super excited to have another amazingly fun set from artist, Emilie Goulet!!! This one's called SQUISHY HUGS!
This fabby set is all about girlfriends and friendship!! It's perfect for those thinking of you and you're so special kind of cards for all the amazing people in our lives!! It features THREE sweet images plus SEVEN coordinating sentiments!!

This week our challenge hostess is TANGII! And her challenge is ANYTHING GOES (as it always is during release week)!! 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??

OH and here's another AMAZING PRIZE that Kimmie is giving away!! Wanna WIN the ENTIRE February release?? Well, GO HERE to find out how!!It involves hanging out with us at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes TONIGHT beginning at 6pm EST!! Hope you can come hang out with the me and 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 Emilie! And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away a gift voucher!!! You could WIN some Krafty $$$ to spend at the shop!!!! {This winner will be announced at the party tonight!}
Happy hopping'!


Okay, I don't know if you all know this….but I LOVE Emilie Goulet's stuff!!! I was so thrilled when she started illustrating for KKS again! I just adore her whimsical style! This set is so awesome- You are gonna love it too!  I coloured up my girls with copics and added some white paint pen to their cheeks, and the yellow shirt. I cut with a stitched circle die, out of the box style. I added a banner die and some homemade paper flowers (both MFT dies). The paper buttons in the centre of the flowers is a TCP die. I added some black twine to the flowers. Since I didn't seem to have room left on the front for a sentiment, I decided to finish the inside of the card and add one in there. This is a square card, measuring 5x5".







Friday, February 13, 2015

{KKS} Hello, Friend


Hey everyone!! Welcome back to day THREE of our FEBRUARY Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Have you been enjoying the peeks so far?? All of our brand new rubber stamp sets will be released Saturday night!
Today we are SO thrilled to share the newest set of elegant sentiments by artist BECKY PEARCE! This set features some lovely words about friendship in beautiful fonts and is called HELLO, FRIEND!! This set includes NINE lovely sentiments!
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 tomorrow night beginning at 6pm EST!! Hope you can come hang out with the me and 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 Becky! 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 tomorrow!}
Happy hopping'!





I did some distress sponging and then embossed my stamp with white powder. I added little stars from the stamp set Sleigh Mail. I adhered some tiny twinkles to the centre of some of the larger stars. The black paper was embossed with a woodgrain embossing plate (TE). Dies are all MFT. I added some silver cord and a silver star brad. The tree border was cut in white and vellum, staggered overtop and machine stitched.

Here's a closeup. As you can see, there is a mist of embossing powder. If you know me at all, you'll know that heat embossing is the bane of my crafty existence. I HATE doing it. It's messy. It doesn't turn out half the time. But there are times when you know it's just the right thing to do. Since I am not a fan of the technique, my supplies are sad. I lost my embossing buddy years ago. And EVERY. DANG. TIME. I emboss I am cursing myself for not replacing it LOL! But I wanted a really lit up, starry sky, so I think it works fine this time ;) Hehe!






Thursday, February 12, 2015

{KKS} Book Pals



Hello again all!! Welcome back to day TWO of our FEBRUARY Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Have you been enjoying the peeks so far?? All of our brand new rubber stamp sets will be released Saturday night after the LIVE party!
Today we are SO thrilled to share the newest set of fun literary characters by artist CHERYL GRANT! This adorable set features our kids Huck Finn, Laura Ingalls and Pippi Longstocking and is called BOOK PALS!! This fun set includes THREE main images plus FIVE sweet sentiments!!
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 Saturday night beginning at 6pm EST!! Hope you can come hang out with the me and 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 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'!!