Thursday, September 29, 2016

I won! I won! MFT Superstar Contest

I can't believe it!  My card was chosen as one of the top ten for the MFT (My Favorite Things) 2016 Card Design Superstar Contest!  I'm so honored and excited.  Honestly, I think I'm still in shock!  You can see my card and all the other fabulous winners on the MFT blog HERE.  So so happy! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Kraftin Kimmie Saturday Challenge - Black

Hello!  Today is Saturday and that means there's an all new challenge at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps!  This week's challenge is to use the Color Black.  Personally, I love using black on my cards, although I know some people really struggle with this.  However, Halloween is just around the corner so this should be an easy one! 
For my card, I decided to use the adorable set Make Your Own Magic.  I chose some fun patterned paper, colored my image to match and cut it out on my Scan N Cut2.  Then I layered up several sheets of paper and popped my image on top with some foam tape.  I added a little polka-dot pleated ribbon, some die cut stars and some black enamel dots.  A die cut tag with sentiment top it all off. 
Here's a side view:
A close up:
A look at the inside:

One final view:

Card Details:
Patterned Paper- Authentique Spirited
Spellbinders Shape Die
Gina Marie Stitched Ovals Die
CC Designs Layering Tags Die
Papertrey Ink- Small Stitched Stars Die
Reverse Confetti Star Garland Die
Stampin Up Banner Punch
Ribbon- Wal-mart
button - my stash
enamel dots- The Paper Studio
CC Designs Scalloped Circles
Gina Marie X-stitched Squares die
Copic Colors: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E21, E11, R20 (hair) yR14, YR18, E08, E18 (image) C9, C7, C5, C3, V12, V15, V17, YR12, YR15, YR18

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Kraftin Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday Holiday Sissy

Hello!  It's Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin Kimmie and today I'm sharing a whimsical holiday card featuring Holiday Sissy which was just released on Saturday.  You can find her HERE in the shop!
For my card, I found some fabulous holiday paper with pink, gold, green, and black!  Love it!  So I chose a few patterns to work with and colored my image to match using my Copic Markers.  Then I die cut several layers, added some ribbon, and placed my image on top.  Then I added some paper straws, flowers, rhinestone swirls, and a couple of punched tags in the corner.  Oh, and those little yellow roses are actually gold roses, not sure if you can really tell from the picture :)  There you have it... one nontraditional holiday card! 
A side view:

A look at the inside:

One final view:

Card Details:
Patterned Paper- The Paper Studio Holiday Chic
Stickles- Golden Rod
Jolee's Boutique Gold Round Gems
Ribbon- Waverly (Walmart)
Stampin Up Banner Punch
EK Success Point Flag Punch
CC Designs Shapers 1 Die
Want 2 Scrap Black Rhinestone Swirls
Spiral Clip - my stash
Flowers- Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts, and Ebay
Paper Straws- my stash
Copic Colors: (skin) E000, E00, E11, E21, E04, R20 (hair) E50, E55, E57, RV14, R29, R59, YG21, YG07, YG09, YG67, YG29, C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, Y32, Y26, Y28

Monday, September 19, 2016

MFT Card Design Superstar Contest (The Whole Herd)

Hello!  Hope you are having a wonderful Monday!  Today, I'm here sharing a card I made for the My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar Contest!  Be sure to hop over there and check out all the fabulous creations that have already been submitted!  So many gorgeous cards!!!  If you're interested in throwing your hat into the ring, there's still time!  The contest ends this Thursday! 
For my card, I knew I wanted to create something over-the-top, but I just couldn't decide which stamp set to use.  There are so many fabulous choices and I certainly own my fair share of MFT stamps and dies.  So, as I was flipping through my choices, I got the idea to use all of them!  Ok, not really, because I own way more MFT stamps than what you see here, but I did decide to create a little group photo featuring MFT characters from today and years passed.  First I chose a few to stamp and then I masked those off and stamped some more.  Then I masked those off and stamped some more.  What you see here is the result.  A fun little group photo!  I colored the images up with Copic markers, added a couple of tags from the Blueprints 1 Dienamics set and stamped my sentiment in the top left-hand corner.  The sentiment is from the You Gnome Me set. 
Here's a side view:
For the inside of the card, I stamped the little cow from the Whole Herd set and used the sentiment from that set as well.  I masked off the Happy Birthday part and just used the bottom portion.  It seemed fitting given the theme of the card. 
You can find all the sets I used below along with the Copic colors I used to color this scene.  Thank you so much for stopping by and wish me luck! 
Card Details:
MFT Blueprints 1 Dienamics
Patterned Paper - Doodlebug
Enamel Dots- The Paper Studio
Stickles - Frosted Lace
Stamp Sets:
MFT You Gnome Me
MFT Green Pastures
MFT Cute Critters
MFT Recipe for Happiness
MFT Magical Dragons
MFT Let's Hang Out
MFT Whole Herd
MFT Baseball Boy
MFT Genie
MFT Sweet As Can Bee
Copic Colors:
E15, E47,E42, E40, E33, E31, E55, E50, E53, E87, E00, E21, E13, E35, E18, E17, E57, E44, E49, E11, E04, E000, E08, R35, E37, E59, W3, W1, YG97, YG67, YG21, YG23, C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, B21, B26, B24, 29, BG10, BG02, BG75, BG000, R20, R22, R30, R32, RV21, RV000, RV23, RV14, Y13, Y23, Y26, Y28, YR15, YR14, YR27, V12, V04, V15, V17, V06

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Kraftin Kimmie September Release Blog Hop!

 Woohoo!!! It's finally here!!!...
The September CHRISTMAS Release is NOW available!! At Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!
ALL of the NINE new clear stamp sets that we've been sharing all week are now up in the krafty shop and we're celebrating with a Krafty HOP!

For my card today, I chose the set Treat Yours-ELF.  This little guy is just too too cute!  I chose some fun ornament paper and colored my image to match.  Then I die cut it into a circle and mounted it on a scalloped die cut.  I added a glitter holly embellishment and a little tag with sentiment.  A bow and some enamel dots top it off. 
Here's a close up:

A side view:
A look at the inside:
Card Details:
Patterned Paper- American Crafts Holiday
MFT Blueprints Dies 14 & 1
CC Designs Scalloped Circles Die
Ribbon- Walmart
Glitter Holly Embellishment - Walmart
Stampin Up Banner Punch
EK Success Point Flag Punch
Button - My stash
Enamel Dots- The Paper Studio and CC Designs
CC Designs Layering Tags Dies
Copic Colors: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E21, E11, R20 (hair) E17, E18, Y21, Y26, E87, R24, R29, R59, BG11, BG13, BG49, G43, YG67, G99 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Kraftin Kimmie Sneak Peek Day #6 - Dear Santa and Treat Yours-ELF


ALL of the new stamp sets you've been seeing all week will be releasing TONIGHT after the LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!
Today we have TWO whimsical holiday stamp sets from artist Cheryl Grant!!! Of course we have to have the big man himself AND a couple of his helpers!

First up is DEAR SANTA and I may be a little biased but I think this is the most awesome Santa stamp set I've ever seen! ;) PLUS he's got a furry friend which makes it even better! The set includes the large main image PLUS SIX coordinating sentiments!

The second set is called TREAT YOURS-ELF and has a boy and a girl ELF!!! Santa needs his little helpers at the North Pole, doesn't he?? There are TWO super cute main images PLUS FIVE coordinating sentiments!

For my card, I decided to use Dear Santa.  I just couldn't resist!  First, I chose some Santa Paper from October Afternoon and colored my image to match.  Then I cut him out with my Scan N Cut 2 and popped him on top of a die cut circle using some foam tape.  I die cut a scalloped boarder, added some pleated ribbon, and assembled my card.  Some buttons, star garland, and a fishtail tag top it all off. 
Here's a side view:
A look at the inside:
Card Details:
Patterned Paper October Afternoon Holiday Style
CC Designs Scalloped Circles Die
Reverse Confetti Star Garland
MFT Triple Scallop Die
Reverse Confetti Stitched Flag Trio
Ribbon- Walmart
Button- my stash
Copic Colors: (skin) E000, E00, E11, E21, E04, R20 (image) Y15, Y26, E84, R24, R29, R89, W0, W2, W3, C3, C5, C7, C9, E40, E42, E44, E31, E34, E37

It's also challenge day and our hostess is Krafty Girl, Tangii! And as always during release week, the challenge is ANYTHING GOES! 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. You have a week to play with this challenge and at the end of the month, we'll announce a WINNER from all of the weekly challenges for August! We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN a $20 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!! Wanna win??
I 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 at our
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 voucher!!! You could WIN some Krafty $$$ to spend at the shop!!!! There will be one winner from all the comments this week and it will be announced at the party tonight!
Happy hoppin'!

Friday, September 16, 2016

CC Designs 4 Seasons Girls

Hello!  Hope you have had a great week!  Today, I'm here to share my fun autumn card using the NEW 4 Seasons Girls Stamp set from CC Designs.  I have to tell you, I absolutely LOVE this set!  It includes on girl for each season and they are all adorable!!! 

* New Roberto's Rascals 4 Seasons Girls Clear Stamp
For my card, I decided to use the autumn girl.  I chose some very fun Doodlebug paper and colored my image to match.  Then I used the new Autumn dies set and cut out some pumpkins and a cute little sunflower.  I layered it into an arrangement, adding a couple of die cut leaves and there you have it. 

A Side View:
A close up:
A look at the inside:
Card Details:
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Fall Friends
CC Designs Autumn Die Set
CC Designs Forest Pixie Stamp Set (sentiment)
CC Designs Enamel Dots - Autumn
Gina Marie Leaves Dies
Stampin Up Banner Punch
button - my stash
Gina Marie - Stitched Ovals Die
Copic Colors: (skin) E000, E00, E11, E21, E04, R20 (hair) E41, E43, E47, E49 (image) R35, R37, R59, E31, E35, E37, Y19, YR15, YR16, YR18, E08