Saturday, January 28, 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge 113. Hand made embellishments!!

Well, good Saturday morning, stampers!  Here we are with yet another Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge.  This week's hostess is our insanely talented Melanie and she would like us to use hand made embellishments.  This was a challenge indeed for me as I had trouble getting my head around the idea.  I decided to make some crocheted flowers to go on my card.  Fortunately I have quite a few colours of floss and cotton, so I was able to find some to match.  Actually it was fun as I hadn't made any for a while and I forgot how quickly they can be whipped up.  Also it's a nice change from prima or paper flowers.  I used the super cute Lulu in the Tub, using of course, my trusty Copics.  I used a little Stickles on the bubbles and I sponged around the image layer while it was still in the square Nesties die.  I then framed it using my Lacy Square Nesties.  The frame and all the matting are Kiwi Kiss.  The card base is Vanilla and so is the taffeta ribbon.  The patterned papers are Ooh La La, from My Minds Eye.

So that's your challenge for this week, use some hand made embellies.  I'm sure you will come up with much more original ideas than I have.  The stamp you will be in the running to win is the little Kitty being scratched by a hand from Kitty Kapers 1.  Just be sure to link up your creation to Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog. 

Happy Stamping,
Diana

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Art du Scrapbooking and Kraftin' Kimmie Blog Hop!!


Welcome to a fantastic joint blog hop featuring Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps and the Art du Scrapbooking store in Quebec!  Grab a cup of coffee and sit back to enjoy all the gorgeous creations using the January release of new stamps from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!  If you’d like to start the hop from the beginning, head over to the KKS challenge blog and be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky random stampers will WIN some prizes!! All the new images are now available at the Art du Scrapbooking store online and in person or from the KKS online shop, where you will find ALL our stamps!  Get ready....get set.....HOP!!

For my creation, I used the adorable Lulu in Tutu.  This is part of a set of 3 Lulu stamps, which are all such fun.  I coloured Lulu with my trusty Copics and framed the image layer using some long retired Blue Bayou from Stampin' Up.  The card base is Old Olive and the check background is matted onto some Early Espresso.  All the patterned papers are from the Art du Scrapbooking Store, as are the yummy green ribbon and all the other embellishments.  I love the 2 different sized flowers with the gem centres and it's so handy that they come in the 2 sizes.  There is a row of pearls along the bottom of the blue patterned paper and I used a couple of lovely shiny blue 'pearls' on either side of the sentiment 'You're Tutu Sweet', which comes with the set of Lulu stamps along with several other cute sentiments.

So, if you have come here from the blog of Isabelle, you are where you should be and from here you will go to the blog of France! Happy Hopping and don't forget to leave a comment at each and every stop for more chances to win prizes!!

Diana

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge 112 - Just Use Part of An Image!

Well, hi there again stampin' peeps.  It's Saturday once again and you know what that means!  Yep, another challenge from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  As the title says, the wonderful and talented Elaine would like us to spotlight or just use part of an image.  Well, I had not yet inked up the adorable miss Caroline, if you can believe it!!  She is of course one of the fabulous images from our own Annie Rodrigue.  Also, it just so happens that I just got the news that the daughter of a very dear friend is expecting and it's a wonderful surprise for them and a testament to God's faithfulness.  I was so delighted for her that I just had to make a card to send.  I hope she likes it.  I realize that I did use most of the image, but I absolutely had to get that beautiful baby bump in.

I used a card base of Certainly Celery and a background of Marigold Morning, which has long been retired, but I just love it and I don't know what I'll do when it's all gone.  I used a scrap of Baja Breeze for the sentiment.  The patterned papers are Nana's Nursery Baby Boy.  Now we have no idea if it's a boy or a girl, but I felt that these colours were fine for either. I sponged around all the edges with some Aloe Vera chalk ink and then some Creamy Caramel on the outer edges.  I cut out Caroline with my Labels Fourteen Nesties, then I drew around the outside of the die and cut out a frame in Marigold Morning.  I used a length of Baja Breeze Seam Binding behind the left side of the image layer, then I used some Prima Flowers with a green gemstone brad in the centre.  I added some matching half pearls on the sentiment layer and on the flowery paper. 

So have fun with this challenge and since our hostess Elaine is using Roxy on her card, that is the stamp some lucky lady will win.  To see who is participating in this challenge, check out Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog.

Happy Stamping,
Diana



Sunday, January 15, 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie's January Release and Hop!!


Do YOU know what day it is???  It’s Krafty RELEASE Day and it’s our first release of the year!!  Today Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is kicking off 2012 by releasing their new JANUARY stamps and there’s SO much gorgeousness to SEE!! 

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of FUN new stamps for you to get inky with!  We’ve got something for everyone!! There is a fun new SET introducing a sweet little character by Cheryl Alger for the little ladies in your life!!  It’s called LOVELY LULU!  We also have TWO fantastic sets of purrrr-fect images from Emilie Goulet called KITTY KAPERS 1 and KITTY KAPERS 2
!!!  And of course we have an amazing new set of six GORGEOUS GODDESSES stamps from Annie Rodrigue!  PLUS we are also releasing a sassy coordinating set of GODDESS SENTIMENTS!!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our JANUARY Krafty Hop!  If you want to start from the beginning, just head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog!  As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of these incredible stamps from the new release!!  And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are NOW available! 

And of course, as always, we have our Gimme Kimmies Kits available for those of you who ‘need it all’!!  (You’ve been buying presents for everyone else all month long….don’t you think it’s time to reward your krafty self a little bit??!! ) The stamps are grouped together by artist and are available at a discount, but only for a limited time!!

Well folks, I know I have been MIA for quite some time, at least it sure seems that way.  We all had almost 3 weeks off over Christmas and the New Year, but I have not been on here much as my husband and I are working on our house and it doesn't leave me much time for crafting.

However, I am so sorry to have missed playing with so many of the gorgeous new stamps, I will get to them as time allows.  I did manage to make a card for the hop and I have used the dancing kitty from Kitty Kapers 1.  Isn't he or she the cutest?  I had so much fun with this one.  I used some very cute Max and Whiskers paper from Basic Grey and of course took my colours for kitty from that.  The card base and all the matting is Early Espresso.  I added some dark brown grosgrain ribbon and a little orange button with some brown linen thread in it.

Now to the fun part, the hop!!  If you have come here from the blog of the fantastic 'new girl' Sharon, you are where you should be.  From here you will go to Pam's equally gorgeous blog.  Wow, what a pair to be sandwiched between, that's scary.  We sure have some truly amazing new DT members, their work is so exceptional.  We are so blessed to have them all join us.

Now be sure to leave comments at all the blogs as some lucky stampers are going to win some of the newly released stamps.  How cool is that?

I hope to be back in full (well, at least partial) swing before too long.
Happy Stamping,
Diana