Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday!! Anything Goes.


Yes, it's Wonderful Wednesday again, time to get that mojo going and create whatever your little heart desires.  That's because Wonderful Wednesday's challenge is always Anything Goes.

We want EVERYONE to be able to play along so your submission can use ANY stamp and can be any theme, any style, any design and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item....you name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until July 28th at midnight! At the end of the month one random winner will be chosen from all the submissions for the whole month and will receive a $20 Gift Card to the shop!!! What do you think.....wanna WIN?? Let's see your krafty stuff!!
In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a Sketch. The sketch will last all month long and if you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if ya need it!
I have been anxious to use the new Coffee & Friends stamp, which is part of the July release.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to make a card for my dear friend, whom I had to leave behind in our home town, 3 years ago.  I sure do miss her and this stamp is perfect for her.  
The card base is Daffodil Delight, as is the outer frame for the image layer.  I matted black cardstock onto the yellow.  I love using black, it makes everything pop.  The patterned paper is Beau Jardin by Penny Black and it's yummy.  I added the sentiment 'Miss You A Latte'.  There are 3 other great sentiments with this set.  I added some pretty flowers and punched out some green leaves from the green patterned paper.  I just mailed the card, I hope Jane likes it.

Happy Stampin' and don't forget to link your creation up to the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog.
Diana

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Yep, it's Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!



Yes, it's that time of the week again!! Wonderful Wednesday!! Kimmie's just uploaded TONS of yummy goodies in the store in addition to the July release stamps!! OH! and if you aren't part of the Krafty Friends FB Group already, you're gonna wanna join cause we've got a little somethin' somethin' up our sleeves for next week!!
We want EVERYONE to be able to play along so your submission can use ANY stamp and can be any theme, any style, any design and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item....you name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until July 21st at midnight! At the end of the month one random winner will be chosen from all the submissions for the whole month and will receive a $20 Gift Card to the shop!!! That can't be bad, can it? Come on, have a go, girls!!
In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a Sketch. The sketch will last all month long and if you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch at all, but you can if you wish.
Now to my little creation! Last week, the hubby and I had an 80th. birthday party to go to. This gave me a great excuse to use one of the Make A Wish stamps from the Dec. release. I found some yummy Doodlebug papers called Day to Day, which had some lovely masculine patterns in it. I love the tie page, which I used for my background. I matted it onto Daffodil Delight, which was then matted onto the card base of Gumball Green. I cut out the 80 with my numbers dies, matted it onto some cute brown moustache paper cut into a circle. I set that on a zig zag circle of Poppy Parade and set that onto a little banner strip of the 'stache brown. I then stamped 'Celebrate Your Special Day' onto the checkered green piece at the bottom and added a cute little bow tie and a black moustache. It was a lot of fun making this and I was pleased with it. I hope our friend liked it too.
Wonderful Wednesdays are my favourite, especially as the theme is always Anything Goes. I hope you like it too, let's see your creations for a chance to win. Be sure to link yours up to the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog.
Happy Stamping,

Diana

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Oh Wow!! Time for the July Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!



Okay, so it's finally time for our July Release and what awesome stamps and goodies Kraftin' Kimmie has in the shop for you.

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of amazing creations featuring new stamp sets from all of our artists for our July release! We know these new stamps will inspire you to make your own fabulous creations! First off, we shared a gorgeous set of SWEET SUMMER SENTIMENTS by artist, Becky Pearce! Then we had TWO new sets from artist, Annie Rodrigue called BECKY BUBBLES and COFFEE FRIENDS! Also we have an awesome new girly girl set from artist Emilie Goulet called PRETTY AS A PRINCESS! Plus a sweet new BABY set from Cheryl Grant called WELCOME TO THE WORLD!

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our July Krafty Hop! When you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new rubber stamp sets are NOW available!! And don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new July stamps at a discount!! But only for a limited time!

We've also got MORE new goodies in the shop including new paper pads, enamel dots, brads etc from companies like Simple Stories, Kaisercraft and more! And I've added a totally new section to the shop featuring gorgeous thick baker's twine by Maya Road!!

Now to my creation. I am going to be needing a baby card for some first time parents who are having a little boy. I couldn't wait to use this stamp from the new set Welcome to our World. All three images are adorable and I want to try the others as soon as possible.

I used the retired Baja Breeze cardstock for my base and for the sentiment layer in the heart. There are several other baby sentiments in the set. The patterned paper is Bundle of Joy from EP. Don't you just love the animals and baby bits on the left panel? I used some Early Espresso for matting on it and the main background layer of green. I used green stickles around the image layer and some Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon on the panel. I added some brown half pearls at the bottom right and that's it.

Now let's celebrate with our NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Hey, it's Wonderful Wednesday once again!



It's Wonderful Wednesday yet one more time.  We hope you can play along!! As always....it's ANYTHING GOES!! Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!!
ALL of the NEW June stamps are live in the Krafty Store!! 
Have you heard about our newest card kit?? We'll be releasing another Limited Edition Card Kit soon featuring a special stamp by artist, Annie Rodrigue plus lots of other goodies including designer papers from Echo Park, colourful Bazzill cardstocks, trim, twine, flowers, and other fun embellishments!!
We want EVERYONE to be able to play along with our Wonderful Wednesday Challenge, so your submission can use ANY stamp and can be any theme, any style, any design and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item....you name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until June 23rd at midnight! At the end of the month one random winner will be chosen from all the submissions for the whole month and will receive a $20 Gift Card to the shop!!! What do you think.....wanna WIN?? Let's see your krafty stuff!!
In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a Sketch. The sketch will last all month long and if you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if ya need it!

For my li'l card, I used the cute little princess from the 'Believe in Fairytales' set, which is newly released just a few days ago.  I had such fun with this one and I made it for an adult, I know I would love getting a card like this.  I used Regal Rose for the card base and also for the punched out border I put down the left side on the strip of patterned paper.  The patterned paper I used is the Bella pack from Wild Rose Studio.  I matted the image layer using YoYo Yellow and Wisteria Wonder.  I used the sentiment 'Hope Your Day is Magical' which comes with the same stamp set.  I used Regal Rose card stock and layered it onto a mini doillie, which you can find at the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop.  I added a cute princess button, which also comes from the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop.  The finishing touch is a satin bow, just to make it even more feminine.
Now how about you get crafty and show us your lovely creations.  Be sure to link them up to the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog.
Have fun,
Diana

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!



Well, here we are, it's Wonderful Wednesday again, time to post another Anything Goes Kraftin' Kimmie creation.  I just loved this little guy, so I had to make a card with him.  I think he's actually Huck Finn, but I thought he looked like a little farmer and made my card with that in mind.  He comes from the set 'Book Pals', which also included Pippi Longstocking and Laura Ingalls.  They are all so cute.  You can find them at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop.

I used Wild Wasabi for my card base and matted black onto the base under the patterned paper background.  The papers are Summer Fresh by Simple Stories.  I used black under the chevron strip of patterned paper and also on the image frame and the rectangle of red check.  I also used some Real Red and Daffodil Delight card stock.  I paper pieced his pants and doodled around the edges of the frame.  I added some brown and beige tiny buttons on the strip and a little piggy button onto some linen thread.  The sentiment 'Aw shucks, yer nice' comes with the set.

So now you get your trusty pencils, markers or whatever out and see what you can link to Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Blog for a chance to win.

Happy Stamping,
Diana

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It's Wonderful Wednesday again!!





Good morning, it's Wonderful Wednesday again!  I am actually joining in on this one and sharing a card I made for my hubby for Father's Day.  The image is from the 'Wild and Crazy Guys' set.  Besides the tool guy, there is a barbecuing fellow and a golfer.  They are all awesome!!  Actually any one of them would have worked for my husband as he does a lot of building and fixing around the house, he also barbecues and he plays golf.  However, someone else I know, has made him a card with the golfer, so I chose this one.

I am away from home right now, so I am not near my craft room, but I think the patterned papers I used are 'All About A Boy'.  I used Daffodil Delight for the card base and Early Espresso to matt the papers on.  I chose 'You're A Handy Guy' for my sentiment from the set and I found a lovely dark brown wrench, which I tied onto the twill ribbon with some linen thread.  Such fun to make a card with this image.

So don't forget to join in with our Wonderful Wednesday Challenge for a chance to win some rubber.  Link up your card or creation to the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog and don't forget that WW is always Anything Goes, so no theme to worry about.  Also, be sure to check out Kraftin' Kimmie's Stamps to see all the new goodies she has just brought in and also, every weekend except Release Weekend, she puts a bunch of awesome Kraftin' Kimmie stamps on sale.  These are what she calls Frugal Friday specials.

So Happy Stamping, all you gals out there.  I can't wait to get home and back to my craft room and see what I can get up to.

Diana

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Pretty in Pink! Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge, April 9th.

Happy Mother's Day weekend.  I hope all you Moms out there have a wonderful day tomorrow.

I am actually joining in a Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge this weekend.  I have missed taking part with the other members of the Design Team, so I thought I would give this one a go.

What could be more fun than  'Pretty in Pink' for a theme.  Ooh, the mind boggles at what could be done with pink.  I have a very special friend in England who has a birthday coming up, so I was able to combine the two.

I used one of the Becky's Beautiful Sentiments line, this one comes from the 'Make A Wish' set.  I was spoilt for choice as there are a bunch of birthday sayings, but I chose this one as I love the sentiment and also the scroll work above and below.

I used pink card stock for the base and for the frame around it.  I matted the patterned papers, (which are Letters from Paris from Wild Rose Studios) onto Always Artichoke card stock.  I added some pink brads and a pretty pink ribbon.  Simple, but I like it.

Now it's your turn to create your own Pretty In Pink card or whatever takes your fancy.  Be sure to link your creation up to Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Blog to be entered into a random draw for some crafty goodies from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps shop.

Happy Stamping and Creating,
Diana

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday, May 6th.



Well, hello and Happy Wonderful Wednesday to all fellow crafters out there.  I know I have been MIA for a long time, have to confess I was in Florida for most of the winter and just did not have room to take card making supplies.  I am now so rusty, it took me hours to put together this simple card.

I used Pippi, who is one of Cheryl's gorgeous creations.  I just love her illustrations.  Pippi is one of the stamps in the set 'Book Pals'.  The other two stamps are Huck Finn and Laura Ingalls.  So lovely.

I used kraft card stock for my card base, my patterned papers are Blackberry Lane from Wild Rose Studio.  I matted them onto Kiwi Kiss card stock and the image layer and sentiment were on Pale Plum.  I added a ribbon of kraft seam binding, a few flowers and a couple of Kiwi Kiss brads.  As I said, not a complicated card, but I am so out of practice.

Be sure to enter the Wonderful Wednesday Challenge yourselves for a chance to win some new rubber.  Come on, you're making cards anyway and the theme is always 'Anything Goes'.

Happy Stamping,
Diana

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

It's Wonderful Wednesday over at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!


Well, good morning or afternoon, or whatever time of day it is with you, I hope it is great!!  I'm afraid I have not posted for a while, I have been very busy with other things and I really miss the stamping and card making.  

This is a very simple card using the Kraftin' Kimmie's Interior Sentiments.  I have not had time to make too many intricate cards this season, but I wanted to show this as I think you can make a very pretty card without taking too much time.  I love using the Interior Sentiments on the outside of my cards too as I feel very strongly that Christmas is about the birth of Jesus first and foremost.  By using the Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares, it makes it a little fancier.  I used some retired Gable Green cardstock matted onto a Confetti White base, added a little patterned paper and some red ribbon and there you go.  I love to make fancy cards, but when I am pressed for time, I am quite happy to do something like this.

Now don't forget, you can show us your cards for a chance to win a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp.  As always, it's Anything Goes, so let's see your creations.

Happy Stampin' 
Diana


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Hey! It's the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps October Release!


Hi everyone!  As the title says, it's time for yet another amazing release over at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  I just love all the stamps.  I have chosen to use just the kitty in the mailbox from the Candy Cane Kisses set by Cheryl Alger.  I adore everything she creates.  

For my card, I used the Bo Bunny 'Candy Cane Lane' pad.  It has pages for Christmas and some for just winter.  I had no idea the name was so similar to the stamp set until I just checked!  Anyway, I used Blushing Bride for the card base, then I used Bermuda Bay for most of my matting.  I framed my image with Bermuda Bay Scalloped Nesties after cutting out the image using my Oval Nesties.  Since there was a little gold star on one of the little trees, I thought I would add a star to the mix in Marigold Morning and I put a sentiment from the set on the star.  I added a clear snowflake on the pink patterned paper and I added some Stardust Stickles to it as well as putting a little on the snowy ground.

As well as this great set of stamps, we have a Pom Pom Fairy and a Sparkle Fairy from the uber talented Annie Rodrigue and another set from Thais Narcisso called 'Merry Christ-mouse'.  You won't see a cuter set of mice anywhere!!

Now be sure to hop around to the blogs of all the Krafty Girls and leave a comment at each of them for more chances to win a package of some of this new Krafty rubber.

Happy Hopping,
Diana