Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Well, Hi and Happy Saturday all you crafty creators out there. Today I'm showing you a card I made using Kraftin' Kimmie's 'Shy Emmylou'. This image was created for Kimmie to celebrate her adorable daughter Emileigh, whom we've always nicknamed Emmylou. I love this stamp and not just because it's named after my darling granddaughter. There is another stamp called Emmylou's Gift and it's gorgeous also.
For this card I coloured Emmylou with my S.U. Markers, then matted her onto Crushed Curry and put some little pink half pearls on the corners. I used some K and Company Berry Sweet DP for a rectangle to the side of Emmylou, also matted on Crushed Curry. I used some more Berry Sweet DP for the large square, which I also matted onto CC, then onto the card base, which is Sage Shadow. I punched some flowers and set them onto some Crushed Curry polka dot ribbon, which I tied around the small piece of DP. I put some more pink half pearls in the centres, stamped Hello Dolly and punched it out with my window punch and there you have it.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I hope to be back soon with some more 'stuff'.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Well, Hi everybody out there. Once again I have not managed to get on here all week, but I'm hoping to do better in the New Year!! Well, things are supposed to slow down then, aren't they?!!
Our hostess for this week's Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge is the very talented, but slightly 'off the wall' Andrea!! We love you though Andrea! Well, Andrea want us to glitter up our cards or creations. Now who doesn't like to use glitter and sparkles on their cards, I know I do, when I remember!! The randomly picked winner gets to win the stamp that our hostess uses on her card and I believe Andrea is using Josephine. This is a fabulous stamp and such fun to colour.
I used Small Talk for my card and of course I used my S.U. markers to colour her in. The card base is Certainly Celery and I used several different pieces of S.U.'s Flowers 4 U and matted the image on Pretty in Pink. I used Stardust Stickles on Cindy's dress, shoes and bow. I painted all the prima flowers with Angel Wings Shimmerz and used clear gemstone brads in the centres. I stamped Happy Birthday from Kimmie's Everyday Sentiments on Lavender Lace, then put it on some sparkly white cardstock. I'm afraid the card doesn't look very glittery in the picture, but it is in real life.
Okay ladies, now it's your turn to get out all your glittery embellies and stuff and show us your wonderful creations. Have fun,
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I used Antoinette from the November Release of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I love this stamp, when I look at her face, it makes me think of joy. She just seems to be so full of joy she can't keep it all inside. What a wonderful way to feel!!
I used Whisper White for the base and matted the snowflake paper on Lavender Lace. I used my square Scalloped Nesties for both Antoinette and the frame, which is Almost Amethyst. I used Brocade Blue for the bottom strip, on which I stamped the snowflakes with white craft ink, then heat embossed them with white EP. The snowflake is the accessory stamp that comes with Antoinette. I stitched around all the borders with a matching mauve thread and finished off the image with some Dewdrops and some Waterfall Stickles on the dress hem and bobbles.
Well, I hope you have fun making your stitched or faux stitched cards, can't wait to check them all out.
Have a great weekend,
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wow, this was different for me. The challenge is to use only primary colours, blue, yellow and red. Well, my colours are as primary as I can get them and I am kinda happy with all those bright colours even though I would never put them together like this normally. I know somebody will love to get a bright card with a cute penguin on it
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Well, I'll be back soon with a new card, I hope!!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
If you just happened upon my blog, you might want to go over to the Challenge Blog which is the beginning of the hop. And make sure to comment at every stop along the way because there are lots of Krafty Kandy treats to be won!!
Now keep on hoppin!! Your next stop is over at Andrea's blog!! Let's see what new image, she's been playing with!!
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
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,
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
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,
Friday, October 23, 2009
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!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
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,
Monday, October 19, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
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,
Saturday, October 10, 2009
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.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
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,
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
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!!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
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.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
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,
Friday, October 2, 2009
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!!!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
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
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,
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Here are a couple more itty bits of something for you to ponder over.
We are all working on creations to show you beginning on Friday,(hey, that's the day after tomorrow!!) right until Monday the 5th., which is Kraftin' Kimmie's release day. (Did I tell you she's my daughter? Not bragging or anything!! Ha Ha!!) That's why I am not finding time to make and post any new cards at the moment. Well, none that I can show you anyway!! This is torture for me to make cards and not be able to show them off right away.
Well, not too long now. Kimmie must be so excited she can hardly stand it because I know how excited I am and I'm just a very small part of this wonderful new venture of hers!!
Have a wonderful day,
Monday, September 28, 2009
Now you just have to wait a few more days. I'm so excited I think I'm gonna bust!!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Also, I am working on some 'stuff' for my dear daughter Kimmie's opening of her new business on October 5th. I'm so excited, I can't wait. If you check back on here later this week, you might just find a snippet or two that will show you a little bit of the great things Kim is going to have for you on the 5th.
Now, to the card. I used Jolie's Friend by Stampin' Up. I love this image and I wanted to use it again while it's still kind of almost still summer. Before long, we'll be stamping snowmen and snowflakes and while I love doing that, I would rather it stayed summer all year. Anyway, I used matching patterned papers by Daisy D. I embossed a piece of Pale Plum cardstock with my Paisley EF. I coloured Jolie in using my trusty S.U. Markers, sponged around the image with Pale Plum, matted her on Sage Shadow. The card base is Sage Shadow, under Pale Plum. I used my smallest pinking nesties to set the sentiment on. I love using the small Nesties to frame some of the shorter sentiments. The Hello... is from my Happy Hedgehogs set by Stampin' Up. I finished up with some Sage GG Ribbon and some Dew Drops in the corner.
That's it, hope you all have a blessed Sunday.
Friday, September 18, 2009
I have had this image on my desk for a long time and I just love it, but was too lazy to do all that colouring. Well, I finally gave in, especially as I have a friend that it will be perfect for. No, they aren't smelly, they just love animals and live out in the country in the most perfect spot you could ever want to be.
Anyway, as you can see, Tink is causing a bit of squishing up at the other end of the log, but seems to be totally unaware.
I stamped the image with Versafine Black Onyx and coloured with my trusty S.U. markers. I'd love to get into the Copics, but I think they are way out of my budget. I used Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Creamy Caramel, added a High Hopes sentiment to go with the High Hopes image, added a couple of flowers and that's it.
Now I also have some very exciting news to tell you. My darling daughter Kim Reid of Kraftin' Kimmie's Korner is starting her own business, with her very own line of stamps!! I'm thrilled to be on her design team of Krafty Girls with some other fantastic stampers! It's so exciting to be helping her to make her dream come true! Hop on over to her blog and congratulate Kimmie!!
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Well, it's been a very busy week, some of it not a good kind of busy unfortunately, but today has been an uneventful Sunday. We went to church and then watched our son finish the Terry Fox Run, it was a beautiful sunny day for it, so that was nice.
Okay, I finally found some time to make a card. I have been making a few sympathy cards lately, so I wanted to make a nice cheery one this time. I used Heidi and Madison by High Hopes. This image was created by Crissy Armstrong and all her images are my very favourites. I picked out a couple of matching papers that I love the colours in and went with those. I used my square nesties for the main image and used Sage Shadow (which I rarely use) for the base and Regal Rose for the scalloped square, also some Certainly Celery to mat the other rectangle. I added some GG ribbon and a couple of hydrangea Primas with pink half pearls in the centres.
Oh, and I also did some stitching around the edges.
Hope you have a blessed day
Monday, September 7, 2009
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