Friday, August 31, 2012

Some Mummy Loves You

I got the There She Goes Clear Stamps Hauntingly Delightful stamp set awhile back......way before Halloween was on my brain, but now is the perfect time of year to ink it up!  

I made this card "just because."  No design team assignment, no challenge.....just because I wanted to and THAT hasn't happened in awhile!   


I stamped the image onto X-Press It blending card and colored it with copics (E43, E41).  I added some shading under his feet to ground him (C1, C00).  I used some Bazzill Card Shoppe peanut cluster and licorice twist CS.  I added some cool black net ribbon and wrapped up with some natural jute from the Ribbon Carousel.  

Happy long weekend!

Kraftin Kimmie Special Release Hop - 3 Wishes

  Today Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is releasing an EXCLUSIVE Moonlight Whispers stamp set!! THREE WISHES is the newest of our special Krafty Klubhouse Kits…..we’ve been releasing a new one every few months including Going Places and Sea Jewels!!

Be part of the Krafty Klub and order your exclusive set (it's available NOW!) which features THREE special edition stamps designed by Annie Rodrigue PLUS SIX coordinating sentiment stamps! THREE WISHES will be sold ONLY as a set and ONLY at the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Shop!! Not only will you get this MAGICAL new set, but you will also receive a sweet treat if you order this set before September 9th!! When placing your order for this Krafty Klubhouse Kit, 

you will get to pick out your choice of an $8 stamp from any of our lines....for FREE to be included with your order!!!! Say what???! That's just cuz we love our customers SO much!!

Now let me be clear…..there is NO club to join or sign up for! ANYONE from ANYWHERE in the world can order this special set but ONLY at the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Shop!! These images will not be sold individually, but only as the complete set called…..THREE WISHES!!

Not only do we have this fantastic new set available for you....there's MORE!! To celebrate the end of a fabulous summer AND the fact that those kiddos are starting a new school year (let's face it, you need to reward yourself for the fact that you made it through all those weeks with them home...heehee!), we are having a BACK TO SCHOOL SALE!!! We've got over 40 fabulous stamps on special 20-50% OFF this weekend only!!

Here's my card:



 
I inked up this fun genie!  I colored her with copics and used a clear star gelly roll pen to add some shimmer to her clothing. I used a paper piercer to poke the ends of some sheer ribbon through the card stock for her veil.  I added some crystal Stickles to bedazzle her up.  I paired some DP from the Echo Park Everyday Eclectic paper pad with some Bazzill card Shoppe marshmallow and candy hearts cardstock.  Finally, I added some pretty light fuschia satin grosgrain double band ribbon from the Ribbon Carousel.  

skin - E11, E00, E000
cheeks - R20, R30
hair - E55, E53,E51,Y23
clothing - RV29, RV25, RV23, BG49, BG32, BG23, Y08, Y04
lantern - Y23, Y21

Check out the links below because all these Krafty Girls have gorgeous creations to share, featuring all three of the new Krafty Klubhouse images! And be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN the new set!!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Kaftin' Kimmie Special Release Preview - Three Wishes

Did you enjoy the Kraftin' Kimmie August release?  
Well, we're not done!  We've got a special release for you! 

Today Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is previewing an EXCLUSIVE Moonlight Whispers stamp set!! THREE WISHES is the newest of our special Krafty Klubhouse Kits…..we’ve been releasing a new one every few months!!

Be part of the Krafty Klub and order your exclusive set (it will be released tomorrow!!) which features THREE special edition stamps designed by Annie Rodrigue PLUS SIX coordinating sentiment stamps! THREE WISHES will be sold ONLY as a set and ONLY at the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Shop!! Not only will you get this MAGICAL new set, but you will also receive a sweet treat if you order this set before September 9th!! When placing your order for this Krafty Klubhouse Kit, you will get to pick out your choice of an $8 stamp from any of our lines....for FREE to be included with your order!!!! Say what???! That's just cuz we love our customers SO much!!

Now let me be clear…..there is NO club to join or sign up for! ANYONE from ANYWHERE in the world can order this special set but ONLY at the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Shop!! These images will not be sold individually, but only as the complete set called…..THREE WISHES!!


We'll be having a blog hop tomorrow so be sure to come back!

This new set is SO FUN for birthday cards and not like anything I have seen before! 


I stamped the image in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press It blending card.  I cut it out with the MFT Die-Namics Designer Label 1 STAX .  I paired some DSP from the Graphic 45 Happy Haunting 8x8 paper pad with some Bazzill Card Shoppe gold coins, licorice twist and marshmallow CS.  I added some gold silk ribbon from the Ribbon Carousel.  I die cut the stars with a die from the Sweet N' Sassy stamps star die set

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ribbon Carousel and Nikki Sivils Blog Hop



The Ribbon Carousel Crewmates are teaming up with the talented designers from Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker  to bring you a blog hop jam packed with crafty eye candy and some prizes to sweeten the pot at the end of the rainbow.....or ummmm, hop.


At Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker, we create distinctive and original designs. Our designs are based upon two core beliefs which also serve as the foundation for our company and everything we do to support it.
We believe that scrapbooking, card making and crafting are always:
  • Authentic artistic expressions
  • Created with love
Our designs are driven by imagination; we strive to be different, not for the sake of being different, but to inspire you to express yourself in meaningful and fun ways. We mix elements from different sources, including styles, colors and materials. Our designs are genuinely eclectic. Our papers use vibrant colors with unique patterns and often contain irresistible characters. We are authentic in intention, action and results. We have achieved our goal if you are inspired (and tickled) when you see our paper.



I am playing along with some gorgeous DP from the Nikki Sivils Audrey Collection Kit.
I colored up this adorable Whimsie Doodles image called Cafe Lizzie with my copics.  I paired the pretty DP with some Bazzill Card Shoppe peanut cluster, candy bar, butter mints, and candy corn cardstock.  The sentment is from the PTI Warm Wishes Too stamp set.  I added some walnut brown vintage seam binding, a cream button, and some natural jute.  

Here are the copics I used:

skin - E11,E00, E000
cheeks - R20, R30
hair - E37, E35, E53, E51
boot and skirt - E59. E57, E55
Sweater - R59, R56, R37
shirt - E18, E15, E43, E41
Coffee cup - E43, E41, c3, C1, R59, R37


Now, lets talk prizes!

The Ribbon Carousel will be giving away a $25 gift certificate to the Ribbon Carousel Store and Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker will be giving away a scrapbooking kit (winner's choice!)  Enjoy the hop andbe sure to leave some blog love along your way to be eligible for the prizes!  Winners will be announced Saturday night at 8:00 PM EST.

All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

It's a sad day for me because I am hanging up my hat as a design team member for the All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge.  Today is my last post.  It has been a really fun ride and I would like to thank my cyber bestie Tracy Clemente for being such a great design team coordinator.   I am sad to go, but I am moving on to new adventures which I cantell you about in a few days. 

This week's challenge is an "Anything Goes" challenge so I decided to ink up Laugh Lines Pumpkin.


I paired some DSP from the Graphic 45 Happy Haunting 8x8 paper with with some Bazzill Card Shoppe candy corn and licorice twist CS.  I rounded the corners with my corner chomper and added some bittersweet solid grosgrain ribbon.


skin - E11, E00, E000
cheeks - R20, R30
hair - C09, C07, C05, C03
pumpkin - YR18. YR16, YR15, YR12, YG17, YG13, YG11, E57, E55
pants and shoes - C9, C7, C5

Here's what you need to know:
Now head on over the blog to check out what my fellow design team members have created this week!




Tuesday, August 28, 2012

RCC68 - Back to School

This week over on the Ribbon Carousel Blog, the Crewmates are challenging you to create something with a back to school theme.  This gave me a chance to get a jump on making little token gifts for the kids to give to their teachers on the first day of school.


I made this post it note holders.  So quick and easy, but they are always a big hit!  I bought the clear acrylic frame for 89 cents at the the Christmas Tree Shop.  I adhered some DP from the MME School Daze 6x6 paper pad onto the frame, adhered the post it notes, and then tied some red cotton twill ribbon around the top.  I rolled up some matching DP and put it inside the barrel of the RSVP pen.  

Here's a front view of it.


Head on over to the Ribbon Carousel blog to play along with us 
and link up your creation there!





Sunday, August 26, 2012

Blog Candy Winner!

Thanks to everyone for helping me to wish 
Corinna at the Ribbon Carousel a Happy Birthday!  

The random winner of the Bazzill Card Shoppe assortment pack of cardstock and the 
Bazzill Beach House 6x6 paper pad is..................


Congrats, Jill!  Email your address to meat kimoc21@gmail.com


Saturday, August 25, 2012

KKS143 - Spoil Yourself

It's time for another Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge and it's a really fun one!  
We're challenging you to create a scene this week!

I decided to ink up the Brigette stamp set for this week's challenge.



I stamped the image with Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press It blending card. I colored her up with copics and cut her out. I paper pieced the towels.  I paired some Bazzill Card Shoppe peanut cluster and marshmallow CS with some DSP from the Echo Park Everyday Eclectic 6x6 paper pad.  I added a "framed sign" to the bathroom wall using the sentiment from the stamp set.  I popped the images up with foam squares to give the card some dimension.  

skin - E11,E00, E000
cheeks - R20, R30
Hair - E37, E35,E53
tub 0 E43, E41, C3, C2, C1
bubbles - C1
bar of soap - E43, E41
bubble bath - BG13, BG11, BG10

Now head on over to the Kraftin Kimmie Blog to see what my fellow Krafty girls have created this week!  Be sure to pay attention to what Krafty Girl Melanie Holtz has created because the images she used will be the prize for this week's challenge! 
You do not need to use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp to participate, but you will only be eligible for the prize if you do!  

Friday, August 24, 2012

There She Goes Blog Hop Challenge - On the Move

Today is the FINAL day of the There She Goes Blog Hop Challenges where we give you some sneak peeks of the August stamp sets that will be released tomorrow night!


Torico has created the most adorable moving set,  which we think will help to ease the pain of moving just a little! Most people do NOT like to move, and this super cute set has an image and sentiment for every occasion, whether you be the one moving, or if you are sending one to a friend or family member. With a major transition such as moving, a hand stamped greeting is JUST the thing to say goodbye, hello, or just a plain welcome to the neighborhood….and there’s a DOG!!!!


On the Move is a 6x8 set that includes a total of 22 stamps and will sell for $24.00.



I stamped the image onto X-press It blending card and colored the image with copics.  
I paired some Bazzill Card Shoppe peanut cluster, candy bar, marshmallow, and sour lemon CS with some DSP from the Bo Bunny Camp-a-lot 6x6 paper pad.  I paper pieced his shirt to give him a plaid shirt.

Skin - E11, E00, E000
Cheeks - R20, R30
Hair - E57, E53
Har - G46, G43
Pants - E44,E43,E41
T-Shirt - E43, E41
Shoes - E59, E57, E55, E53
Boxes - E43, E41

Would you like to win the new On the Move stamp set? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.

You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, August 25th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.



YNS Fun Friday - Celebrations

It's Fun Friday over on the Your Next Stamp blog and the theme is celebrations!  
It's also my last post as a guest designer for Your Next Stamp.  Sheesh!  That went by quickly! 

So, i just HAD to ink up the So Sorry Donkey stamp set to make a birthday card for my last post.  I love to call people "Donkey."  It's a term of endearment in my book.
This stamp set was given to me by one of my favorite donkeys, YNS Designer and friend Wendy Ramlahkan.  


And here's the inside of the card 
(LOVE the sentiment)


I stamped the image onto X-Press It blending card in Momento tuxedo black ink and colored it with copics.  I cut it out and popped it with foam squares over the oval panel.  I paired some DP from the MME Gnome Sweet Gnome 6x6 paper pad with some Bazzill Card Shoppe peanut cluster and candy bar CS.   I added some red cotton twill ribbon from the ribbon carousel.  

I used the following copics:

Snout- E43, E41, R20
Body - E47, E44, E39, E37, E35, E34
Hooves - E49, E47, E44

Thanks to Karen Dedman, owner of YNS, for inviting me to be a guest designer this month.  It was an honor!  Now head right on over to the YNS blog to see what the YNS designers have done for this Fun Friday!  

Blog Candy Giveaway and Birthday Wishes for Corinna!

Today is my good friend Corinna McGregor's birthday!
Corinna is the owner of the Ribbon Carousel.

It's hard to believe that it was less than a year ago when Corinna asked me to be a guest designer for the Ribbon Carousel.  One month later, she invited me to a be a permanent part of her design team and a 6 months after that, she made me the Design Team Coordinator.

In this short time, Corinna has become not only my crafty crack dealer, but also a fast friend.  She is one of the most generous people I know.  We have shared more laughs behind the scenes of the Ribbon Carousel and I mean the kind of laughs that makes you accidentally shoot wine from your nose.  

Today I wanted share the birthday card I made for Corinna.

 

I inked up the Cat's Pajamas Forget about the Cake stamp set. I stamped it in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-press It blending card.  I paired some DP from the MME Honey Cake 6x6 paper pad with some Bazzill Card Shoppe peanut cluster and candy bar CS and some PTI melon berry CS.  I added some 3/4" brown solid grosgrain ribbon, a brown button, and some natural jute.  I added some pearls and trim to the frosting with a cream Viva Decor Pearl Pen.

Here are the copics I used:

bunny body- E43, E41, colorless blender
bunny nose - R20, R30
frosting - R32, R20, R30
cake - E47, E44, E43
platter - C5,C3, C1
candles - C1, C00, Y23, Y08
shadow - BG10

Now, in honor of Corinna's birthday, I am giving away some blog candy!  
The good folks at Bazzill have given me a Bazzill Card Shoppe Assortment Pack (2 sheets each of all 28 yummy colors) and Beach House 6x6 paper pad!  


Here's the deal!  Since this giveaway is in honor of Corinna's birthday, here's what you need to do to be eligible to win the prize. 

1.  Head straight on over to the Ribbon Carousel Facebook page and wish Corinna a Happy Birthday.You MUST tell her that Kim O'Connell sent you! Be sure to "like" the Ribbon Carousel while you're there if you haven't already!

2. Hop on over to the Ribbon Carousel blog and become a follower!

3. Come back here and leave me comment telling me you did both of the above!

Belated birthday wishes are always welcomed, so you have until 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, 8/25 to do the above to be eligible for the prize.  I will announce the winner here on my blog on Sunday, 8/26!  Good luck!

Happy Birthday, Corinna!  








Thursday, August 23, 2012

There She Goes Blog Hop Challenge - Enjoy Life - By the Sea

Welcome to day 3 of the There She Goes Blog Hop Challenges where we give you some sneak peeks of the August stamp sets that will be released on Saturday night!


Last month we released the new Enjoy Life set with matching dies, and THIS month, Melyssa has created a set full of stamps to go along with the dies!! From crabs, to sand castles, oysters, and octopi, this set will help you use the Enjoy Life dies to there fullest!!



Enjoy Life-By the Sea is a 4x8 set that includes a total of 25 stamps and will sell for $18.00.




I went with a CAS style for his card.  I stamped the little crab 6x's to stack 'em up.  I matted the image panel with Bazzill Card Shoppe licorice twist and then adhered it to the marshmallow CS card base. 

Here are the copics I used to color the crab:
R59, R29, R24, R05, R20, R30

Would you like to win the new Enjoy Life-By the Sea  stamp set? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.

You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, August 25th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.


YNSC12 - Sketch Challenge

Calling all sketch-o-holics!  

I am guest designing this month for Your Next Stamp 
and today there is a sketch challenge up to get your creative juices going!  

I decided to make 4" square birthday card using the Flower Fun Scallop and one of the images from the Seasonal Fairies stamp set. 


I paired some Bazzill Card Shoppe marshmallow, sour lemon, circus peanuts, and cotton candy CS with a strip of DSP from the MME "Happy Day" 6x6 paper pad.  I stamped the flower twice.  I cut out the center of the flower and ran it through the Big Shot with the SU polka dot embossing folder.  I popped the fairy up with foam dimensionals.  
 
Here is the sketch:
 

Now head on over to the Your Next Stamp blog to check out what the YNS designers have done for this challenge and then link up your own project there, too!  

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

There She Goes Blog Hop Challenge - Swing Big

Welcome to day 2 of the There She Goes Blog Hop challenges where we show you some sneak peeks of the August stamp sets that will be released on Saturday night!



Torico’s new set this month is well, it’s a GRAND SLAM!! America’s favorite past time has been brought to life with Torico’s fabulous style, and cutesy whimsical characters!! For the baseball enthusiast to the mom/dad yelling in the stands, this set is PERFECT for the baseball lover in your life! Can you imagine the scrapbooking possibilities!



Swing Big is a 4x6 set that includes a total of 16 stamps and will sell for $15.00.




I stamped the image in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press it Blending card and colored the image with copics.  I cut him out and popped him up with foam dimensionals.  I paired some DSP from the Authentique "Glory" 6x6 paper pad with some Bazzill Card Shoppe wax lips CS.   

Skin - E11, E00, E000
Cheeks - R20, R30
Helmet - B28, B26, B24, and B23
Shirt and socks - R59, R29, R24, R05
Pants - E43, E41
Cleats - C9, C7, C5,C3
Bat - E57,E55, E53
Foreground - E43, E41

Would you like to win the new Swing Big  stamp set? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.

You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, August 25th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge - Using Dies

Have you played along yet with the All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge yet?
We're challenging to you use your dies!

I am playing along with the new C.C. Designs Swiss Pixie Devilish Lucy.




For dies, I used the MFT Die-Namice rectangle STAX and mini tabs foursome.  I colored the image with copics and cut her out so that I could layer her over the DP panel.   I paired some Bazzill Card Shoppe licorice twist CS with some DSP from the Authentique Enchanted 6x6 paper pad.  I distresed the edges of the orange DP and sponged some black ink around the edges.  I then crinkled it up before adding it to the card.  I added some champagne net ribbon and some satin cut out black bats ribbon. The sentiment is from the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Mr. Punkin Head stamps set.

skin - E11, E00, E000
cheeks - R20, R30
hair - YR01, YR04, YR09, R29, R59
dress and shoes - C9, C7, C5, C3
horns - E43,E41

Here's what you need to know:
Now head on over the blog to check out what my fellow design team members have created this week!




Tuesday, August 21, 2012

There She Goes Blog Hop Challenge - Donkey University

Today is the day we kick off the 4 day There She Goes Blog Hop Challenges leading up to the release of the August stamp sets Saturday night! 


A while back, I used the Ba-Donkey-Donk stamp set and made THIS card 
for the Mother of Blog hops.  Melyssa loved the idea and has now created a new set for us with many options to dress up our donkeys!  



Our favorite new animal at There She Goes is the Donkey, and this month Melyssa has found great new ways for us to dress up our Donkey however we see fit. With his super cute tee shirt, and several sayings, you can send Donkey to the University, or just let everyone know what a STUD he is!! We hope you love this set as much as WE do, because believe me, we are in LOVE!!

Donkey University is a 4x4 set that includes a total of 13 stamps and will sell for $10.00.




I stamped the images onto X-Press It blending card, colored them with copics and then cut them out.  I stamped the image a few more times so that I could paper piece the T-Shirts and I popped up the donkeys snouts with foam dimensionals.   I paired some DP from the Echo Park This and That Charming 6x6 paper pad with some Bazzill Card Shoppe peanut cluster, candy bar, circus peanuts, and icy mint CS. I added a bit of natural jute to embellish.

  Would you like to win the new Donkey University  stamp set? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.
You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, August 25th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.


Birthday Bash Blog Hop


The All That Scraps Designers have something to celebrate today!  

It is Miss Christine’s Birthday and we decided to have a party!  We are doing a blog hop just for her. I am the first stop on the hop, but if you lose your way along the way, you can always head back to the All That Scraps blog to find where you left off!  You don’t want to miss any of this party.  :)

I was THRILLED when Christine asked me to be the January /February guest designer earlier this year because I have been a long time fan of her C.C. Designs images!  And then I was asked to join the All That Scraps Challenge Team which meant I would continue to receive some C.C. Designs on an ongoing basis!  Woot! Woot!!  Christine is so generous to her designers and I am honored to be designing for her!

Here is my birthday card that I have made for her!



I inked up one of my all time favorite C.C. Designs images called Swiss Pixie Birthday Lucy. I colored her with copics and cut her out so I could pop her up with foam dimensionals and layer her over the DP panels.  I paired some Bazzill Card Shoppe cotton candy and licorice twist CS with some DP from the Carta Bella Paris Girl 6x6 paper pad.  I added some gorgeous rose silky crushed ribbon.

I used the SCS Sketch Challenge #3998 for my inspiration.  
Here is the sketch:



Happy Birthday, Christine!
Thanks for inviting me to be part of your team of designers!  

Next up on the hop is my bestie, TRACY