Saturday, October 31, 2009

Kimmie's 4th. Blog Challenge and another Preview Card


Well, Happy Saturday everyone!! Hope you are having a great weekend. I have had such fun this week creating cards with some of the images from Kraftin' Kimmie's November Release and it's almost time. Today is the day for Kimmie's 4th. Blog Challenge and this week our hostess with the mostest is the wonderful Tara. Tara wants us all to make cards with a tag on. Whatever kind of tag you like, you can make your own or use the pre-made ones, whatever your little heart desires.

For this card I used the awesome new stamp Bernadette. Isn't she cute? She is yet another creation by the wonderfully talented Crissy Armstrong. Oh, to have Crissy's talent!! Sigh....

Anyway, I used my Canson watercolour paper and coloured Bernadette using my Stampin' Up markers. Then I used my Labels 7 Nesties to put her on and sponged around her while she was still in the frame. I put some Real Red behind her and also some of the DCWV Christmas Stack paper, both using the same Nesties frame. The card base is Night of Navy as is the strip across the lower part. I stamped the sentiment on a tiny Labels 7 Nestie and made it a tag, tied with S.U. Silver Cord. I finished with a couple of M.S. Punch Snowflakes and that's it!

Now, let's see your creations using tags. I can't wait!! And don't forget to come back tomorrow for our November Release Blog Hop where you can win some Kraftin' Kimmie goodies!!!

Hope you all have a blessed weekend,

Diana

Friday, October 30, 2009

Oliver is Just Chillin'



Well, I just made it by the skin of my teeth. Getting this card finished, I mean!! Today has been a crazy day, I went twice to line up to get my H1N1 'flu shot and gave it up as a bad job and came home both times. When I went back to try again this evening, I was hoping the lines might be shorter, but no dice. After standing there for about 45 minutes, I was freezing cold and barely any closer to the building than when I started. Then somebody said you would be waiting another half hour once you got inside. That was enough for me, I came home. Then I got called out again on an errand of mercy, so I almost didn't get this finished.




Anyway, this is my second effort for the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps November Release Preview. Phew, say that three times fast!! This is Oliver, who is so cute, I want a real one. I didn't have a lot of time to think about what I was going to do, so I hope I've done him justice. I know the other Krafty Girls sure have! And don't forget that ALL of the new images will be available on Sunday, November 1st!! Woohoo!




I used Real Red for the base and the border behind the polka dot paper. The patterned paper is from my DCWV Christmas Stack, which I love. I used my Labels Four Nesties to sit Oliver on and matted him on some Wild Wasabi. I used a smaller frame from the Nesties to put the sentiment on, which by the way comes with Oliver. I used some sparkly red cardstock for the snowflakes and finished Oliver's hat off with some Diamond Dust Twinklets. They don't show up well in the photo, but they do IRL.


Anyway, make sure you check out the blogs of the rest of the Krafty Girls, they have some gorgeous cards to show. I'll be back tomorrow with another sneak peek for you.


Till then stay well and happy,

God Bless You,

Diana

Thursday, October 29, 2009

First Sneak Peek of Kraftin' Kimmie's November Release


Hi to all you stampers out there. I'm SOOOOOO excited! It's time to start the sneak peeks for Kimmie's November Release! All the images are so awesome! I didn't think the artists could top last months', but I believe they have.

My first card to show you one of the new stamps is Piper. I think she's adorable and she comes with the cute accessory stamp of the mug of hot cocoa or something hot and steaming anyway. The new stamps go live on Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps on Sunday, November 1st. If you check out the other Krafty Girls' Blogs, you will find that some of them will be showing some of the new images between now and Sunday.

Don't forget about Kimmie's Blog Challenge too. This week is the 3rd. Challenge and you are to use fall colours for this one, either rust, brown and green, or rust, brown and yellow. I managed to use them all in mine, but that was just 'cos I found some dp with all those colours. I've been checking out the ones that have been linked to Kimmie's Challenge Blog and they are all wonderful!

Well, if I can get another card ready to post tomorrow, I will do so, then you can see another of the great new images, if not I have one ready for Saturday, so I'll see you then.

Have a wonderful Thursday,
Blessings,
Diana

Friday, October 23, 2009

Kraftin' Kimmie Blog Challenge #3


Well, it's Saturday again and you know what that means. Another Kraftin' Kimmie Blog Challenge. This week it's the fabulous Vicki who is the hostess with the mostest and she chose for us all to make a card using fall colours rust, brown and green, or rust, brown and yellow. Great idea, right? I mean, we could all use some fall cards to send right now. I know I could.

For this one, I used sweet Daisy Doodles, colouring her in with my S.U. Markers and embossing her with my square Nesties. I used Apricot Appeal for the base and the strip across the middle, matted my dp, which is now unknown as I've had it so long (but I thought the colours were perfect for this) on Old Olive and I used Really Rust for the Scalloped Square to go behind my image. I finished off with a few yummy matching flowers with rhinestone brads for a little 'bling'.

Now, let's see what you are going to create this week. I can hear all the wheels turning already and I know we're going to get to see some awesome cards!! Come on girls, I need some cool stuff to check out!

Blessings,
Diana

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Simply Get Well


Hi everyone! Well, I did say I might be back before Saturday and I am! It's been another busy day, but I took the time to make a card to send to my daughter-in-laws' father, who has suffered a stroke a few days ago. My son and family were heading up to Toronto this evening to spend the weekend visiting and taking care of him at the hospital. I wanted to send this card with them, but they left early and I missed them, so I guess I'll have to send it to him!!

Anyway, since I was trying to get it to them before they left, I kept it fairly simple this time. In fact it's been a long time since I made a card like this and it seemed strange. I mean, no colouring, what's with that?!! It was fun though and it was nice to find I can still do a quick one if I need to.

I used a Stampin' Up set called All Natural and inked off the background squares on some vanilla (it took me a minute to remember that I had to do that to make the green lighter so it wouldn't overpower the leaves, duh...), then I stamped the leaf three times on top of the squares. I matted it on Chocolate Chip, which I also used for the card base. I used vanilla for the background, having run it through my embossing folder (can't remember the name, is it script? Who can tell me?), then I put a strip of fallish looking patterned paper (nope, don't know what it is either) on one side, backed with some garden green, then I put the sentiment, which is from CC Designs, on a piece of punched vanilla and punched a bigger oval in Garden Green.
To finish it and make it nice and manly, I used some hemp twine across the front.

Well, that's it. I managed to make a simple card sound very complicated, I think!! Now don't forget to check back on Saturday to see what challenge Kraftin' Kimmie has for you to have fun with.

Happy stamping everyone,
Back on Saturday,
Diana

Monday, October 19, 2009

Maxwell for Al!


Well, it's Monday again, I hope everyone had a great weekend. I also hope your weather was warmer than ours in S.W. Ontario. For those of you who live around here, you know what I mean. I guess we must be very thankful that it's not cold enough for snow and it has been quite sunny, but our Pastor said yesterday that we have had 20 days in a row of below average temps, and he wouldn't lie, tee hee!!


Anyway, I used Kraftin' Kimmie's Maxwell again for this card, he is so cute. I made this with our dear son-in-law in mind (Kimmie's hubby). I have to confess that we have been so busy lately that I missed his birthday. I remembered it until a day or two before, then with Thanksgiving etc., it slipped my mind. I hope he forgives us, I think he will still love us anyway!!


Shhhh Kimmie, no telling until the card arrives!!!


I found some cute paper from my K & Company Wild Raspberry pad that I thought was O.K. for a guy. I used Cranberry Crisp to mat the DP on and used Sahara Sand for the base and to mat Maxwell on. I used Barely Banana for the sentiment, which is also from Kraftin' Kimmie and Cranberry Crisp for the larger oval. I finished off with some buttons and some hemp twine. I hope Al likes it even though it is late.


Have a blessed day folks, and I'll be back on Saturday with a card for Kimmie's 3rd. Challenge. I may even be back before if I can get some more cards done!! I'm gonna try.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge #2


Hi all you gals out there! I was really hoping to post again before this, but it's been such a crazy week that I've only found time to make a card for Kimmie's 2nd. Challenge. I so want to have time to play with her stamps some more, maybe I'll do better next week!

This weeks' challenge is to use buttons on your card, which was a bit of a challenge for me as I don't use buttons too much. It was fun though and I was happy with the result. I used Dorothy, the adorable deer created by our Crissy Armstrong. The sentiment, also from Kimmie's Stamps is 'Happy Birthday Deer Friend'. Cute, right?
I used DP from my Basic Grey Lime Rickey pad, which I bought at Scrappin' Great Deals. The blue I matted it on and also used behind the sentiment is from the same pad. I used my Curved Rectangle Nesties for the main image and matted it with the larger size in YoYo Yellow. I finished with some Pumpkin Grosgrain Ribbon and used some pretty buttons from my stash.

So there you are ladies, all you have to do is put a button or twelve on your card and link it up to Kraftin' Kimmies Challenge Blog and one of you will get to win Posy with her accessory stamp. Jeanne is the hostess for this week's challenge and you will see Posy on her beautiful card. Okay, I'm looking forward to checking out all your creations this week.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Blessings,

Diana

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Kraftin' Kimmie's Stamps First Challenge!


Good morning stampers. Well,it's a much nicer day here in Wallaceburg, Ontario than it was yesterday. It rained non-stop all day and most of the evening. Not nice! Today it is bright and sunny, so a great start to the Thanksgiving weekend.

My card today was made for Kimmie's first blog challenge, which is to make a birthday card. Pretty easy, right? I'm always running out of birthday cards, so I was glad to do this one. Now we know that you may not have any Kimmie stamps, so you can use whatever you like. Just link your card to Kimmie's Challenge Blog and one of you lucky ladies will be randomly picked to choose whichever Kimmie Stamp you like.

If you go to Kimmie's Challenge Blog, you will see some lovely samples from the Design Team. Okay, so many of you ladies will be very busy this weekend hosting Thanksgiving Dinners etc., but you will have until next Friday to post your card. Now let's see what you come up with. I can't wait to check out all the works of art on Kimmie's Challenge Blog.

I used one of the new Kimmie stamps, her name is Posy, I think she's adorable. She is one of the creations of Annie Rodrigue, I just love her style, she's a fabulous artist. I used Making Memories Flower Patch papers and matted my pieces on Wild Wasabi, Barely Banana and Regal Rose. The base is also Barely Banana. I coloured Posy with my S.U. markers and finished up with some Wild Wasabi ribbon.


I pray you will all have a blessed weekend with your loved ones.

Diana

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Kimmie's Francesca!


Hi all you stampin' gals out there! Hope you are having a great day. I actually got time to play with Francesca as my retired hubby went playing golf and I seem to be able to think better, not to mention goof off better when he is not here.

Anyway, I had lots of fun making a card with Francesca. She is another of the wonderful new images from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I love these images by Annie Rodrigue, they are so different from anything I've used before. Mind you, I still absolutely adore everything by Crissy Armstrong.

I used So Saffron for the cardbase and used some yummy Tea Party DP by S.U. I love the colours in this. I stitched the main square of DP onto a piece of Certainly Celery and I matted the small rectangle on Almost Amethyst. I used my new Labels Six Nesties for the Francesca image and coloured her in with my S.U. Markers. I sponged Pretty in Pink around her, popped her up, then added some pretty Prima Caboodles and some gingham ribbon. Oh, and I stamped the Happy Birthday (which is from Kraftin' Kimmie's Sentiments) with white craft ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I had fun making her, hope you like Francesca.


May God Bless you all today in all you do,

Diana

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Daisy Doodle


Well, I want to thank all you girls for your wonderful comments on my blog while you were doing the blog hop. Aren't there some amazing designs along the way? And one of you lucky ladies will win the whole release of Kimmie's Stamps. I can tell you that you will have great fun playing with them, I sure am.


Today's card from Kraftin' Kimmie's new release is Daisy Doodle, created by the awesome Crissy Armstrong. It's from her Crissy's Cuties line. Daisy is named for Kimmie's crazy Jack Russell terrier. We love her, but she's a nutcase! I coloured Daisy in with my S.U. Markers, cut her out with my Nesties and matted her on a Nesties Scalloped Circle in Bashful Blue. I put a stip of Pumpkin Pie along the lower part, also scalloped with my border punch. I used some Bashful Blue GG ribbon on it and I based it on some patterned paper, which is unknown as I've had it a while. The base is Whisper White and the patterned paper is on a mat of Bashful Blue. For the sentiment, I used my small oval punch and set it on two ovals of Pumpkin Pie.


Well ladies, I hope you have a wonderful day, may God Bless you all,


Diana




Monday, October 5, 2009

Kraftin' Kimmie's Release Day Blog Hop!!!

Well, I hope you are having fun hoppin' along the Blog Hop trail!! I bet you've seen some spectacular designs! We are so thrilled that Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is now open for business!!

If you just happened to land on my blog today, you might want to start over at Kraftin' Kimmie's Korner! If you're following the hop, you've just come from the blog of the amazingly talented Crissy Armstrong! I got to finally meet her yesterday at Kimmie's launch party and it was great! We've 'known' each other through email and blogging and we were on the same design team when I did a guest spot. She is such an inspirational artist!!





The card I have to share with you on the hop today, is an image from Annie Rodrigue! What an imagination this girl has!! This particular image is Lillith!! Isn't she just a hoot??! She looks a tad mischevious I think...don't you? I used some Stampin' Up cardstocks and lovely My Mind's Eye patterned papers. I stamped the image on watercolour paper and coloured her with my Stampin' Up markers. I doodled around the edge and added some polka dot ribbon to dress her up. The sentiment is from the Kimmie's Everyday Sentiments set which is available now too!! Oh and the Lillith image comes with the coordinating accessory stamp....see that cute little froggy in the bottom corner??

Now go hop on over to one of our very special guests....Michele Boyer!! We are so happy she could join us! Her designs are out of this world!! Go and see!!

Happy hopping!!

Diana

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Preview Three!!


Well, today is the last day of previews as tomorrow my dear daughter Kimmie goes live with her new online stamp store!! I'm so proud of that girl, I know how hard she has worked to follow this dream she has had ever since she first started stamping a few years ago! Now it's almost here. Today is her launch party at Scrapping Great Deals and her Dad and I are shortly leaving to drive there and celebrate with her. Did I tell you I'm proud of her? So is her Dad, he thinks she can do anything and so do I!!

Okay, I'll stop bragging on my daughter now and tell you about the card. For this one, I stamped the awesome Roxy and Bernice from Crissy Armstrong's 'Crissy's Cuties'. And what cuties they are, I love this image. I coloured it with my S.U. Markers (wish I could afford to get into Copics). I used Apple Cider DP from Stampin' Up, the card base is Close to Cocoa, then Wild Wasabi and River Rock. I used Really Rust to make the Scalloped square nestie base for the image, then popped it up and used some Wild Wasabi and River Rock stitched ribbon.

Well, I have to get ready to go, so I pray you will all have a wonderful Sunday. I will be back tomorrow with another Kimmie Stamps card, but it won't be a preview as it will be the big opening day for Kimmie.

Blessings,
Diana

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Second Day of Kraftin' Kimmie Previews


Only two more days to go till Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps are available on her new website. This is my second card made with one of her new stamps. Today, I'm showing one using Annie Rodrigue's adorable creations. This is Charlotte, isn't she sassy? I love the way Annie drew her, she has a smirk on her mischievous little face, which makes her quite unique, I think.

I used my S.U. Markers to colour her and I cut her out using my curved rectangle Nesties, then matted her onto a larger one in Lavender Lace and popped it all up. I used some patterned paper from my stash, I'm not sure who made it any more. Then I coloured the little doll, which accompanies the Charlotte stamp, punched her out and framed her on a scalloped circle of retired Bliss Blue. The base is textured Pumpkin Pie and I added some matching Caboodles Prima Flowers. Is she cute, or what?

Tomorrow I get to go to Kimmie's launch party at Scrapping Great Deals in Kilworth, I can't wait to go and meet some of the team of Krafty Girls (those who live close enough to make it) and Crissy Armstrong who creates the adorable Crissy's Cutie images is coming all the way down from Onaping, Ontario to be there. Maybe I'll see YOU there too!!

As Kimmie says, "Only two more sleeps!" Till her company goes live, that is!

Have a blessed day,

Diana

Friday, October 2, 2009

Meet Maxwell the Mouse!!!


It's finally time to share KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! yaaaaaaaay! We're so excited to be able to show you all the fun images we've been working with and we know you're going to love them!!

My card this morning is for all those Crissy Armstrong fans out there....we know there are a lot of you! This talented lady has created some fun new characters to ink up!

Please say hello to Maxwell! He is having a fun little campout in the woods with his marshmallow, his fire and his comfy toadstool furniture!! haha!! Isn't he cute??

I used all Stampin Up cardstock and designer papers and added some Prima flowers and ribbon. I stamped Maxwell on watercolour paper and coloured him in with my Stampin Up markers.

Did you know that each of the Crissy images comes with a coordinating sentiment stamp?? That's right! This guy comes with this Toasty! sentiment!! How cool!!

Now hop around to the other Krafty Girls' blogs and check out their fantastic designs!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Diana

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Take It Easy


So, did anyone look at the snippets earlier, do you think you have them figured out? Tomorrow all of Kimmie's Krafty Girls will be posting cards using some of Kimmie's new release stamps.

This is a card using one of my favourite High Hopes stamps. This little guy is so cute, only Crissy Armstrong could make an ant look this
adorable.
I made this for the birthday of a male friend in England. I used Manchester dp from Stampin' Up, I love this for a masculine card. I coloured it in using my S.U. markers using Kraft paper for the base and sentiment and finished it off with some Kraft taffeta ribbon.

I hope you will come back tomorrow and see what we all have for you to see.

Have a great day,
Diana