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June 12, 2014

Wish Big!

The current challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is to create a project with a birthday theme.  I don't have many Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps yet, but I did get Dancing Dylan in my last order as a freebie.  I combined her with a sentiment that makes a perfect birthday card!


I colored her with Copics.  I am working hard to whittle down my scrap pile, so I am pleased to say that almost every piece used was a scrap!

I am also entering this in the Wednesday Anything Goes.  Hopefully that is allowed!  I will be away from my crafty space for over a week!

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Lifestyle Crafts nesting circles
Lifestyle Crafts nesting scalloped circles
Stampin' Up! Short & Sweet stamp set




June 9, 2014

New Beginnings V2.0

I wanted to get a card in for Mo's current challenge and how funny that the theme is new beginnings as well!  I found Maurie Manning's images a long time ago and Sumpin's Wrong was one of the first ones I bought.  I finally feel like I can do it justice. =)


I have had this card idea rolling around for a while, but it still took me forever to put it all together!  The little bits always seem to trip me up.  The stamp is colored with Copic's and I paper pieced the shirt.  I had this idea in my head that I wanted his shirt to be tan plaid.  Couldn't exactly tell you why though.  With all of the paper I own, can you believe I did not have the right color?!  I went in search online and found this gorgeous tan plaid digital paper on Granny Enchanted.  There are a lot of wonderful kits and freebies!  If you love paper, this is definitely the place for you!  The great thing about the digital paper is I could reduce the size of the plaid to fit the scale of the shirt and then use a larger version for the background paper!

Now I just have to wait for someone to have a little boy so I can give them this card. =)

Card measures 5" x 5"
Spellbinders Decorative Labels One
DeNami Design Congratulations
Basic Grey button (blue)
ribbon, lace, and buttons from my stash




June 6, 2014

New Beginnings

The Saturday challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is New Beginnings.  I couldn't come up with an idea, and then it struck me out of the blue this afternoon!  I am skidding in by the seat of my pants, but better late than never!


I used this adorable stamp by Rachelle Anne Miller called Bear Hugs.  It is a Valentine's Day stamp so I just wasn't thinking of it as a stamp for a baby card.  I think it work perfectly!  I kept the colors neutral because at the moment I don't know anyone having a baby. =P

I am going to link this up for the Krafty Guest challenge too.  You can never have too many entries...right?!

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Stampin' Up! ribbon
Queen & Co Chic Charms Baby Cakes
Lace from my stash



June 5, 2014

In Love With La La Land

I have finally gotten an La La Land Crafts image.  I have seen them for a while, but never gotten around to owning any.  That changed the other day when I bought Paper Doll Marci.


I colored her with Copics and a few Triart markers.  The flower is one I crocheted myself and I added a vintage button.

Since I can enter multiple times in the Kraftin' Kimmie Krafty Guest contest, I am going to link this up over there as well.  Did I tell you I would love to play along?!

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
All My Memories zipper pull




June 4, 2014

Hugs on Acetate

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is looking for a few Krafty Guests to play with them over the coming months.  I decided to give it a go!  You don't have to use a KKS image to play, but if you have them, show them off!  I just got a few in the mail...well...not just.  I have had them for a little while and not had a chance to play.  So now is the perfect time!


I used Jayne and colored her with Copics.  She is retired so if you love her, better go get her!  Wouldn't you know...as I was coloring my E000 marker ran out!  I couldn't finish coloring her legs!  I was so happy with what I had done so far, that I decided to crop the stamp and put it on the card.  This was my first go at an acetate card and I am pretty happy with the way it turned out.  It isn't easy to photograph though!  I stamped the DeNami Design sentiment from the Heartfelt Greetings set with StazOn directly onto the acetate.

And since it is Wednesday and the new Wonderful Wednesday challenge is up, I am going to add my project there as well!

Fingers crossed for the Krafty Guest spot!  I think it would be so much fun to play along!

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
LifeStyle Crafts Nesting Circles
Basic Grey buttons
Recollections Gems
DeNami Design Heartfelt Greetings Petit Four


May 15, 2014

A Little Whimsical

After having a bit of luck and winning the random draw over at Mo's Challenge Blog, I created another card for the Whimsical Characters challenge.  I used one of the Five Little Fairies.  This set was the first purchase I made from Mo's shop.  You don't want to see those first attempts to color this image!  Needless to say...I am much happier with this one!


I colored this adorable fairy using Copic markers.  The tag is a freebie die cut set I got with an issue of Papercraft Essentials.  The sentiment is from one of my favorite Stampin' Up! sets, Short and Sweet.

Card measures 5.5" x 4.25"
American Crafts self adhesive ribbon
Darice Stars Asst embossing folder
Stampin' Up! Short and Sweet stamp set
Queen & Co Chic Charms: Kissy Fit



April 28, 2014

Wow...a CAS Card!

I joined Mo Manning's Facebook group, Bella and Bronte's Clubhouse, a while ago.  It is full of inspiration and wonderful people who are always ready to encourage!  It has been a great source of inspiration and courage!  If you are a fan of her art, you should pop over and join too!  Because of the group, I am actually going to enter my first-ever Mo's challenge!  Wouldn't you know, it is to create a CAS card?!  It could have been worse...it could have been a masculine card.  No actually, I think CAS is harder for me!


I am so pleased with the way this turned out.  I used Thanks! and colored it with Copics.  I am not sure I breathed the entire time I was coloring it!  The image was printed directly on the card base and I was so afraid I was going to have to start over!  I was so happy when the last marker stroke was completed!

Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"
Stampin' Up! Banners Framelits
Stampin' Up! Banner Blast stamp set
American Crafts ribbon