Kraftin’ Kimmie: Double Trouble!

Hi, crafty friends! Thanks for stopping by to peek at the card I made for the latest challenge at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps! The theme of this week’s challenge is “Double Trouble,” which means to use two Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps on your entry (which can be a card, scrapbook page or other project)!

I made a card with “Prince Charming” and “Princess Petunia“:

Supplies: card base, patterned papers (My Mind’s Eye – “A Beautiful Life” mini pad), embossing folders (Sizzix), brads (from stash), Copic markers, Liquid Applique, Stickles (Star Dust), card stock (Bazzill), ink (Tsukineko Brilliance, Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip), glitter gel pens, foam tape.

Thanks again for stopping by! This challenge is open until this Friday, March 9! Visit the Kraftin’ Kimmie blog to link your entry and to check out what the DT and the other entrants made!

Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge #117

Hi! Thanks for stopping by for a peek at the card I made for Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps’ latest sketch challenge (#117)! I’ve wanted to use this cutie (Elaine) for a while, and I thought she’d work well for this sketch!
It has been one of my dreams to visit London since I was in middle school…hopefully I can make it there someday for a vacation! I LOVE BBC America and am a fan of several of the shows (Being Human, Sherlock, Bedlam, Luther). I haven’t gotten hooked on Downton Abbey yet, but I’ve heard nothing but good things about it!
Anyway, here’s my card:
Other supplies: patterned paper (My Mind’s Eye – Stella & Rose “Mabel” mini paper pad),  flower accent (Basic Grey), embossing folder (Sizzix), Copic markers, ribbon, Tsukineko Brilliance ink.

I made a change or two to the sketch for my card. I added a matching strip of patterned paper between the two purple stripes, and changed the location of the flower accent. Here’s the original sketch:

Thanks so much for stopping by! The Krafty Girls and guests made some fabulous cards with this sketch…you can check them out and link up your own entry at the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Blog!

Crafty Contagion: It’s Not Easy Being Green!

Hi, crafty pals! Thanks for stopping by for a closer look at the card I created for the latest challenge at Crafty Contagion! This time, the Divas are getting groovy with the color green!

I’ll admit, it’s not one of my favorite colors, but I had fun with this challenge! I asked Scott for some ideas using the color green, and one that he came up with was a dragon. So, I picked one of my Kraftin’ Kimmie stamps that features a dragon, and colored it up!

Here’s my card, featuring many shades of green:

Supplies: patterned papers (Cosmo Cricket – Social Club), sentiment stamp (My Favorite Things), image stamp (Kraftin’ Kimmie – Takara), Copic markers, ribbon, coin charm, brads, Spellbinders die (Labels 8), ink (Tsukineko Brilliance), card base, foam tape.

Hope you’ve been inspired to create something green for our challenge! We’d love to see what you create! Before you link up, don’t forget to see what the other Divas of Team B have whipped up at the Crafty Contagion blog!

Thanks for stopping by!

Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge #116

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by to see what I’ve made for the latest sketch challenge at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!

Here’s my card:

Supplies: image and sentiment stamps (Kraftin’ Kimmie – Snow White), border punch (Martha Stewart Crafts), sheer ribbon, embossing folder (Sizzix), cardstock (Stampin’ Up!), patterned papers (floral: Basic Grey Picadilly; teal/navy polka dot: Crate Paper Farmhouse; navy blue polka dot: Bo Bunny Mamarazzi, teal/white polka dot – unsure of manufacturer), Copic markers, opaque white marker, Glossy Accents, Tsukineko Brilliance ink.

and here’s the sketch it’s based on:

I’ve slowly been building up my Kraftin’ Kimmie stamp collection; I got this one a few months ago, but it’s the first time I’ve used her on a card!

I’ve gotten hooked on the new show Once Upon A Time, which airs Sundays on ABC. I’ve always been a fan of fairy tales! I recently started re-reading all the original Grimm’s Fairy Tales, and there are so many that I had never heard of before, or vaguely remember! I also didn’t realize how dark some of the stories are! I guess I’m used to the fun, happy Disney versions, but I enjoy going back and reading them the “old” way to see how much of the story has been changed.

Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by! After seeing all the new releases at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, I added the Coffee Crusader and Gadget Girl to my wish list! If you haven’t seen them yet, definitely check them out in the store! If you like superheroes, you’ll love this release!

Flutter By Wednesday #190 – Anything with Wings

Happy Wednesday and welcome back for the latest challenge at Flutter By Wednesday! Back by popular demand, this week’s challenge is open to anything with wings!

So feel free to make a card with bees, bats, birds, airplanes, dragonflies, or anything else you can think of that has wings! Normally, the challenge is limited to angels, fairies or butterflies (and we’ll go back to that requirement next week), but not this time!

Here’s my card, which is also the one I gave my dear husband for Valentine’s Day:

Supplies: Image and sentiment stamps (Kraftin’ Kimmie – Batty Princess), paper (Basic Grey – Kissing Booth), ink (Tsukineko; Stampin’ Up – Chocolate Chip), lace (KaiserCraft), Spellbinders oval die, Sizzix embossing folder, opaque white marker, Copic markers, brads, foam tape, heart-shaped rhinestone.
Normally, Batty Princess is more of a Halloween-themed stamp, but since Scott & I share a similar sense of humor, I thought he’d get a kick out of it…and he did! The first thing he noticed was the little bat on the left with the sparkly heart!

And he made me a Valentine’s Day card! It came in three parts…here they are all together:

And here are the three different layers:

(I think you can click on the pictures to make them bigger.)
It’s so sweet that he made the card for me…I’m so used to making them for other people, and the fact that he surprised me by making one is extra special! It’s the first time he’s made one for me. He started making it at work today, and his fellow soldiers gave him design suggestions, like making a border with staples or loading it up with glitter, but he kept it simple…and I’m happy about that! 
Don’t forget to visit the rest of the Flutter By Wednesday Design Team: Danni, Anna, Amanda, Harriet, Karen, Kristie, Leanne, Lynette, Mary, Michelle VP, Michelle, and Nancy!
Thanks to everyone who fluttered along with us last week, and I hope you’re able to join us for this week’s challenge! Don’t forget to link up your entry at the Flutter By Wednesday blog

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Flutter By Wednesdays #189 – Recipe challenge!

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s also time for a new challenge at Flutter By Wednesdays! This week, we’re challenging you with a L-O-V-E recipe challenge!

So, in addition to your butterfly, fairy or angel, your entry would also include:

L = 2 or more layers
O = odd number of embellishments
V = use the color violet
E = use any color EXCEPT red

So, following that recipe, I created this card:

Supplies: card base, sentiment stamp (Fiskars), image stamp (Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps –  Angie), Spellbinders die, ribbon (American Crafts), metal butterfly accent (Making Memories), ink (Tsukineko), Copic markers, patterned paper (Basic Grey), gem brads (American Crafts).
So, what will you make for this challenge? 
Don’t forget to visit the rest of the Flutter By Wednesdays Design Team: DanniAnnaAmandaHarrietKarenKristieLeanneLynetteMaryMichelle VPMichelle, and Nancy! AND, don’t forget to include your fairy, butterfly or angel on your entry!

Just a quick side note: I got to meet and hang out with one of my super sweet fellow FBW team members, Leanne, at CHA!
Me, “Flat Peggy” , and Leanne taking a quick pic at the La La Land Crafts booth!

Thanks to everyone who fluttered along with us last week, and I hope you’re able to join us for this week’s challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Unscripted Sketches #139

Happy Saturday and Happy New Year’s Eve! I’d like to share my final card as a member of the Unscripted Sketches design team…I’m transitioning to a new opportunity in 2012!

After being a member of the team for over a year, I thought it was a good time to step aside and create a spot for a new designer to step in and become a part of the team!

Unscripted Sketches was the first design team that I joined, and I’m so honored to have had the opportunity to create with the fabulous ladies on the team! I wish each of them the best, and I plan to play along with Unscripted Sketches again soon, and I hope you’ll find time to play along, too!

Here’s my card! I took the picture when we were traveling for Christmas…since I didn’t have my light box with me, I had to improvise!

Supplies: card base, patterned paper (Basic Grey – Out of Print), image and sentiment stamps (Priscilla – Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps), embossing folder (Sizzix), adhesive gems (aMuse Studio), ink (Tsukineko Brilliance), Copic markers.

Here’s our sketch for this week (I rotated it for my card):
Don’t forget to visit the rest of the Unscripted Sketches Design Team: Arielle, Billie, CherylAnn, Debbie, KathyJo, Linda, Loes, Rudlis, Sarah Kaye, and Susan
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a safe and wonderful new year celebration…see you in 2012!

Saturday: Unscripted Crafty Contagion Day!

Happy Saturday! Hope all of you in the U.S. are having a safe and happy Veteran’s Day weekend!

Today is my monthly craft group meetup and I have a card to show you for this week’s Unscripted Sketches challenge! I’m using another one of my Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps (Stella Strawberry):

Supplies: card base, Copic markers, ink (Tsukineko Brilliance – Graphite Black), gingham paper (aMuse Studio), card stock (Stampin’ Up!), polka dot paper (scrap from my stash), lace (KaiserCraft).

Here’s our sketch for this week! I hope you’ll play along with us!
Don’t forget to visit the rest of the Unscripted Sketches Design Team to see what they’ve created with this week’s sketch: Arielle, Billie, CherylAnn, Debbie, KathyJo, Linda, Loes, Rudlis, Sarah Kaye, and Susan! After you’ve been inspired, link your entry at the Unscripted Sketches blog for a chance to be picked as one of this week’s Top 3!

And, there’s a new challenge at my craft group’s blog (Crafty Contagion). We post a new challenge for fun every two weeks. This week is a “thankful” challenge!  
I post cards on the even numbered challenges, so I don’t have a card for this week. But, If you have time, I’d love for you to visit and play along with us!

Hope you have a crafty week! Thanks for stopping by!

colourQ #109

Happy Tuesday and welcome back for another colourQ challenge! I can’t believe it’s already November! We don’t celebrate Halloween (we don’t have kids), but if you did, I hope you had fun!
I think you’ll enjoy this week’s set of challenge colors! They’re very fall-ish!
Here’s my card:
Supplies: card base, Copic markers, cardstock (Stampin’ Up!), lace trim (KaiserCraft), adhesive pearls, embossing folder (Sizzix), Spellbinders Lacey Circles & Small Circles dies, foam tape, patterned paper (aMuse), sentiment, accent & image stamp (Abigail Apple, Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps)
and here’s the colourQ for this week: 

The rest of the colourQ Royal Court (as always) have created some gorgeous cards and layouts with this week’s colors! You can see them on the colourQ blog or by visiting their personal blogs. (The links are to the left under the thumbnail of this week’s challenge colors.)

Don’t forget to link your entry at the colourQ blog! To be in the running for this week’s colourQueen, make sure you’ve linked up before noon Central Time on Sunday, November 6! I can’t wait to see what you’ll create!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Unscripted Sketches #129

Happy Saturday and welcome back for another Unscripted Sketches challenge!

If you’re just finding Unscripted Sketches, every Saturday morning we post a sketch for the week. Flip the sketch, rotate it…make a card, a scrapbook page, or anything your imagination comes up with! There’s no right or wrong way, as long as you’re using the Unscripted Sketch as the inspiration and basis of your creation!

Here’s my card! I rotated the sketch to the side. Instead of a large title, I used a strip of navy patterned paper.  I arranged the image of the magical items and the sentiment in the place of the two rectangles on the sketch, and put my main image in the larger open area.

Supplies: image and sentiment stamps (Magical Mathilda, Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps), Copic markers, ink (Tsukineko Brilliance – Graphite Black), patterned papers (Bo Bunny), foam squares, gold gel pen, Star Dust Stickles, card base.

And here’s our sketch so you can play along with us!
Hope you’re able to get crafty with us this weekend! Don’t forget to visit the rest of the Unscripted Sketches Design Team: Arielle, Billie, CherylAnn, Debbie, KathyJo, Linda, Loes, Rudlis, Sarah Kaye, and Susan!
Thanks for stopping by!