Sunday, March 31, 2013

All You Need is Love

Did you know that 7 Kids College Fund now carries stamps and dies from My Favorite Things?!?!  Yep!  I am so excited!  If you love to color, you will love MFT's new Doodle Garden line!  

I just LOVE this Doodle Garden "Far Out" stamp set.  



I stamped the image in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-press it blending card.  I stamped the image a 2nd time and colored just her pants.  I added some colorless blender to a piece of towel and blotted the pants to create the texture.  I colored the original image and paper pieced her textured pants onto her as well as the heart.  I added some shimmer to the peace sign on her pants and the center of the flower with a clear star gelly roll pen.   

skin - E11, E21,E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E47, 37, E35, E53
clothing - BG15, BG13, BG11, Y17 Y15, Y13, RV29, RV25, RV23


Saturday, March 30, 2013

KKS172 - The Great Outdoors

Happy Saturday!  Ready to play along with the weekly Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge?
This week's theme is "The Great Outdoors" so I inked up one of the cute images from the "World of Wonder" stamp set,


I stamped my image onto X-Press It blending card and colored it with copics.  I fussy cut her out so I could pop her up with foam squares.  I paired some papers from the Simple Stories "Take a Hike" 6x6 paper pad with some Bazzill Card Shoppe peanut cluster and some MFT hot fudge CS.   I added a PTI dark chocolate button and some ivory jute to embellish.   

Now head on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie blog to see what my fellow DT members have done with this week's challenge and to link up your creations!  Pay special attention to the image that Krafty Girl Cheryl used since she is this week's hostess with the mostess.  The image she used will be the prize for  this challenge!   Kraftin' Kimmie stamps are not required to play long, but you must use one to be eligible for the prize.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Bellarific Friday - Inspiration Challenge

Did you get a chance to play along with this week's Bellarific Friday challenge?
It was an inspiration challenge.  I decided toplay along using one of the newest Uptown Girls, Opal the Optimist.  


and here is the photo inspiration for my card:


I pulled some inspiration from the circular lanterns and the color scheme.  
I stamped my image in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press It blending card.  I colored her with copics and fussy cut her out.   I paired her with some Bazzill Card Shoppe peanut cluster, butter mints, icy mint, and licorice twist CS.   I used some circle punches and then ran the icy mint circles through the big shot in the Cuttlebug polka dot embossing folder.

skin - E11. E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E47,E37, E35,E53
clothing - B24, B23, B21, E44, E43, E41
wine bottle - YG97, YG95, YG93, E43, E41, V28
wine - E59, E39

Ready to play along with the next Bellarific Friday challenge?
It's a sketch challenge and here it is:



Email Emily (emily@stampingbella.com ) with your entries by the end of Thursday,  April 4th to see your project on the blogabella and to be eligible to win $10 Bella Bucks to the Stamping Bella Store!!


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Mini Chef

I got a new stash of Stamping Bella goodies this week and tinight I got a chance to color up one of my new images called "What's Cookin' by Mo Manning."  


I stamped her in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press It blending card and colored her with copics.   I paired some Bazzill Card Shoppe peanut cluster and some MFT hot fudge CS with some pretty PP from the MME Lost & Found Market Street 6x6 paper pad.  I added some pearls and colored them with my copics.

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E47, E37,E35,E53
clothing - R05, R02, R01,BG13, BG11, BG10,E47, E44, E43

Have you joined the Stamping Bella Sisterhood group on Facebook?  
If you love Stamping Bella images, you need to join me and my fellow Stamping Bella Babes over there!   

TSG Blog Hop Challenge - Sneak peek of Phyllis

Welcome to our third and final day of sneak peeks of the There She Goes newest release hat will be released Saturday night!  Today we are introducing a set by our 2nd new illustrator, Wendy Leach! 

Our second new artist, Wendy Leach, stole my heart the minute I saw her first sock goblin drawing…so. darn. fun. This month’s set, Phyllis, is just TOO cute!!

Phyllis is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 3 stamps and will sell for $9.00.

Introducing..........PHYLLIS!


How can you NOT love her?!
I colored her with copics and added some lavender Stickles to her spots.  A girl needs her bling and Phyllis is no exception!  I paired her with some PP from the My Mind's Eye "So Sophie" 6x6 paper pad.



Would you like to win the new Phyllis 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, March 30th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

7 Kids College Fund "Things with Wings" Challenge

We've got a new challenge for you to tackle on the 7 Kids College Fund challenge blog.
The theme is "Things with Wings."  The inspiration is a pigeon named "Kevin."  
Don's ask. Just leave that one alone.  

I am playing along with one of the image from the Pretty Little Pixies stamp set by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. 



I paper pieced her hair bow and shirt.  I added some shading with a charcoal pencil and blended with a blending stump.  

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E47, E37, E35, E53
pants - E49, E47, E44, E43, E41
teddy bear - E37, E35,E34,E33,E31,C9

Ready to play along?  Head on over the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge blog to link up your creation.

There are only 2 rules to follow to be eligible for the $20 gift certificate to the store:

1) Use a stamped image carried in the 7 KIDS STORE, or, if your project does not have a stamped image, all primary elements (dies, paper, punches) must be carried in the store.
2) Link to the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog in your post.


TSG Blog Hop Challenge - DAY TWO of sneak peeks

Welcome to day TWO of the the There She Goes Sneak Peeks!  

This month we are introducing a BRAND new artist to There She Goes, Megan Suarez!! She has started us out with three FABULOUS stamp sets, which we think you are going to love. Her style is a touch on the side of gothic, but so much fun. We are starting out with three new sets from her and we can’t wait to see what’s next with this AMAZING designer!!

Penelope & Birdcage is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 4 stamps and will sell for $9.00. 
Nutmeg is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 5 stamps and will sell for $9.00.
Journal lines is a 3x4 set that includes 1 stamp, and will sell for $9.00.






First up is my card featuring Penelope & Birdcage:


I paired some PP from the October Afternoon "Sidewalks" 8x8 paper pad with some Bazzill Card Shoppe wax lips and gold coins CS.  I used to black hemp cord to "hang" the birdcage.   I added some cystal Stickles to her wings.  

skin - E11, E21,E00,E000, R20, R30
hair - C9,C7, C5, C3
clothing - BG78, BG75, BG72, R59, R29, R05
birds - Y18, Y15, Y15.Y13


Next up is my card featuring Nutmeg and Journal Lines.


This time I fussy cut Nutmeg out so I could layer her over the notebook page stamped with the Journal lines stamp.   I due cut the notebook page using the PTI spiral Notebook page die.  I paired some MFT black licorice CS and some PTI pure poppy CS with some cool PP from the Echo Park "Love Story" 6x6 paper pad.  


Would you like to win all three new stamp sets from Megan Suarez (Penelope & Birdcage / Nutmeg / Journal Lines)? 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, March 30th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.


YNS Darling Diva Blog Hop

When my good friend Wendy Ramlakhan asked me to do another guest designer stint for Your Next Stamp to help them release their new Darling Diva line of stamps, I jumped at the chance!   

The folks at Your Next Stamp are so very excited about their newest collection, that they decided to give them their very own Release and Blog Hop to introduce you to these new DARLING DIVA'S!!


Their talented illustrator, Macy Wong has outdone herself with this new collection and we think you will find Roxy, Summer, Amber and  Payton to be the perfect combination of chic and cute!  

Today you are in store for tons of inspiration from the  incredibly talented  Your Next Stamp designers as well as some serious eye candy with creations from a few coloring RockStars that have agreed to Guest Design for us during this very special release.......one of which is apparently me!  ;)

Here is my first project featuring Roxie.


I went with the "out of the box" technique to really showcase her pretty little face and long locks.  I colored her with copics and paired her with  some pretty papers from the Bo Bunny Isabella Collection 6x6 paper pad.  Here are the copics I used:

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20,R30
eyes - B37, B37 and BV00 for eye shadow
lips - R24, R22, R20
hair - E47,E39, E35, E53
clothing - R85, R83, R81, C2,C1, C000

And here is my 2nd project featuring Amber


I colored my image with copics and paired her with some patterned papers from the My Mind's Eye "School Daze" 6x6 paper pad.  They were the perfect compliment to this image!  

skin - E11, E21,E00, E000, R20, R30
eyes - G46, G43
lips - R22, R20
hair - E34, YR23, YR21, YR20

Now, we don't normally give 2 order discounts opportunities within the same month, but this release calls for an extra special discount....receive 20% off your entire order over $20 

Would you like to win one these new Darling Divas?  We have FOUR hidden within the hop.  Each winner will win one of the new Darling Divas!   Here is what you need to do for your chance to win- visit all of the YNS Designers and Guest Designers blogs that are participating in today's hop and comment on their creations as you go along.

The Blog Hop starts today and runs though midnight (EST), March 30th.  Hidden Prize winners will be announced on the YNS Blog on Sunday, March 31st.

Ready to hop?


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

TSG Release Hop - Lucky Duck and Hooked on Quack


Welcome to DAY 1 of the There She Goes Release Blog Hop challenges! 

If it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck…well, it’s probably a Lucky Duck!! Ok, that was corny, but this SUPER cute set by Torico will make you squee with delight…could it get any cuter? Lots of ducks, and stamps to build the perfect scene, it’s so versatile. 

Lucky Duck is a 4x8 set that includes a total of 24 stamps and will sell for $18.00. 

While brainstorming the sentiments for Lucky Duck, as always, we took a turn for the dark side…..what else can I say besides this set is ducking awesome. 

Hooked on Quack is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 7 stamps and will sell for $9.00.




Of course I HAD to use one of the naughty sentiments from the Hooked on Quack stamp set. LOVE IT! I stamped my image in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press It blending card. I colored the ducks with copics (Y18, Y15, Y13, Y11, YR18, YR16, YR15) and fussy cut them out so that I could pop them up with foam squares. I paired some PTI white and MFT black licorice CS with some patterned papers from the Echo Park "Scoot" 6x6 paper pad.




Would you like to win the new Lucky Duck /Hooked on Quack stamp sets? 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, March 30th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.


Inlinkz for Blogger:

Saturday, March 23, 2013

7 Kids Blog Hop featuring Stampendous




Today my fellow designers and I from the 7 Kids College Fund are bringing you a blog hop featuring products from Stampendous!

I inked up one of the adorable Stampendous Kiddos called Ballerina Kiddo!


I stamped my image onto X-Press It blending card with Momento tuxedo black ink and colored her with copics.  I added some lavender Stickles to the star on her wand and some silk microfine glitter to her wings. I paired her up with some pretty Bo Bunny papers.  The sentiment is from the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Birthday Lulu stamp set.  You can click on the graphics below to be taken to the products in the store.

Now, before you get going, be sure to check out the Stampendous pre-order!
AND to celebrate the hop, do a little shopping using the code HOP10 to get 10% off all Stampendous pre-order and in stock items! 

Ready to hop?  If you came from Karen's blog, you're next stop is Rosemary's blog.
If you started here, be sure to start from the beginning!
 Be sure to leave some blog love along the way for each designer because a
$20 gift certificate to the store is up for grabs!

Rhea Wiegand
Colleen Holmes

Karen Gauthier 
Kim O'Connell  
Rosemary Bridges
Shannon White 
Christine Riley

7 Kids College Fund Blog




KKS171 - Fossil

Ready to play along with the newest Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge?!  
This week is a simple but oh so fun challenge!  All you need to do is make something using your favorite Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps image!  Picking your favorite stamp will be the most difficiult part!  

I L-O-V-E this adorable dino from the Cute-a-saurus stamp set!  
I think he is so goofy looking and he's fun to color!



Here are the copics I used to color him:
YG17, YG13, YG11, colorless blender, E44, E43, E41

Then I added some black charcoal pencil and blending it with a blending stump to add some extra depth  to the shading and make him really pop off the background.   I used a white gel pen to give him some freckles on his cheek.  

Now head on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie blog to see what my fellow DT members have done with this week's challenge and to link up your creations!  Pay special attention to the image that Krafty Girl Sheri used since she is this week's hostess with the mostess.  The image she used will be the prize for  this challenge!   Kraftin' Kimmie stamps are not required to play long, but you must use one to be eligible for the prize.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Bellarific Friday - Big Girl Pants

Did you get a chance to play along with this week's Bellarific Friday sketch challenge?
Today my fellow Bella Babes are showing off our creations for this past week's challenge.



skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E19. E18, E08, E02
tank top - Y26, Y23, Y21
pants - BG72, BG34, BG11, BG10

Next week's challenge is an inspiration challenge!

Email Emily (emily@stampingbella.com ) with your entries by the end of Thursday,  March 28th to see your project on the blogabella and to be eligible to win $10 Bella Bucks to the Stamping Bella Store!!



ROFL!

One thing I love about There She Goes Stamps is that they go where others don't dare to go!  
You can find some very cheeky stamp sets over there and there are more to come so stay tuned for the next release!  

Today I am showing off and oldie but goodie called ROLF Taglines.



HA!  I am sure we all know someone who would be the prefect recipient for this card! 

Here are the copics I used:

car - R59,R29, R24, R05, C9, C7, C5, C3, C2, C1, Y02, Y00, B000, B000

Head on over to the TSG Blog to see what the other Trendsetters have created this week with some of the older sets,  



Tuesday, March 19, 2013

RCC78 - Spring is in the Air

Have you played along with the Ribbon Carousel challenge #78 for a chance to win a Ribbon Carousel of your very own?  The theme is "Spring is in the Air." 

I am playing along with this sweet image by Wee Stamps for Whimsy Stamps called "Peggy."



skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20 R30
hair - TR24, YR21, YR20
clothing - BG72, BG32, BG11, E43, E41
bird - Y18, Y15, Y13, Y11
flowers - R85,R83, R81, RV09, RV06, RV04, YG95,YG93

Head over to the Ribbon Carousel Blog to link up your spring time creation fora chance to win a carousel!  

Just a reminder about the rules:

There are three rules to be eligible for the prize:
1.  You MUST use ribbon or twine on your creation
2. Your project must be based on the theme of the month
3. You must add  a NEW project  to the inlinkz below and link directly back to your project on your blog or online gallery.


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Love Ya!

Just wanted to share a card I made with Stamping Bella's adorable 
"Love Ya by Mo Manning" stamp.



skin - E11,E21,E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E47, E37, E35, E53
clothung - R02, R01, Roo, G94, G85, G43, E43, E41
teddy bear - E37, E35, E33, E31



Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Release HOP!

Well welcome back!! It’s Krafty RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists! We’ve got something for everyone!! We've got TWO sweet new sets with the kiddos from Cheryl Alger........DOWN ON THE FARM and FAIRY FRIENDS!! We also have a fun new set from Emilie Goulet called PRETTY LITTLE PIXIES! And of course we have an amazing new set of SIX awesome stamps in our SASSY SPRITES collection with a coordinating FABULOUS FRAMES set and they are simply A-mazing! OH and don’t forget the TWO incredible new sets of TRINKETS ...... SPRING TRINKETS and FAIRY TRINKETS!!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our March Krafty Hop! 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’!! The stamps are grouped together by artist and are available at a discount, but only for a limited time!!

For today's hop, I paired up one of the new Pretty Little Pixies with one of the new Fairy Trinkets!



skin - E11,E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - C9, C7, C5, C3
clothing - R59, R29, R24, R05, C2

Friday, March 15, 2013

DTC Hexagon Challenge


My worlds are colliding!   There She Goes Clear Stamps is sponsoring this month's "hexagon" challenge on the Designed to Color blog!   

I am playing along with the "Float my Boat" stamp set.


skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E47, E37, E33
shirt - B39, B37, B34, R59, R29, R05
boat - E35, E34, E33, E31
dog - E44, E43, E41
water - B26, B24, B21

Ready to play along for a chance to win a prize from There She Goes Clear Stamps?
Head on over to the Designed to Color blog to link up your hexagon creation for a chance to win!  


You came.. You saw. You Fixed.

Did you get a chance to play along with this week's Stamping Bella "Bellarific Friday" challenge?  
The the theme was "For the Boys"



The sentiment is a computer generated sentiment.   You can find all of the links to the supplies I used to make this card below.   Here are the copics I used:

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E47, E37, E35
clothing - Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11, R59, R29, R24, R05, B39, B37,B24
tool belt - E34, E33, E31


Ready to play along with the next Stamping Bella challenge?
Next week's challenge is a sketch challenge!


Email Emily (emily@stampingbella.com ) with your entries by the end of Thursday,  March 21st to see your project on the blogabella and to be eligible to win $10 Bella Bucks to the Stamping Bella Store!!


KKS Sneak Peek - Down on the Farm and Fairy Friends

Welcome back to day three of our MARCH Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Today we are excited to share TWO supah cute new sets by artist Cheryl Alger!!! You'll recognize these characters from previous sets.....Lulu, Lexi and Lucas! And they are just as cute as can be, perfect for springtime!!! These new sets are.......DOWN ON THE FARM and FAIRY FRIENDS!!

Would you like to know who won the new stamp sets that we previewed yesterday???!! Well, you'll just have to wait until Saturday night at this month's ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes!!! You can read a the details about how you can join us RIGHT HERE!



Here is my card featuring an image from "Down on the Farm"


Bazzill Card Shoppe - peanut cluster, marshmallow, and candy bar
X-press It blending card
Echo Park - Scoot and All About Boy
embossing folder - honeycomb by Tim Holtz

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E44,E37, E35, E53
clothing - R59. R29, R24, R05, B39, B37, B34
chicks - Y26, Y23, Y21
ground - E44, E43, E41 YG97, YG95, YG93


Here is my card featuring an image from "Fairy Friends" plus one f the new Fairy Trinkets


Bo Bunny "Isabella Collection"
Bazzill Card Shoppe marshmallow and licorice twist
MFT-Die-Namics circle STAX sets 1 and 2
Inkadinkadoo pearlescent glitter powder
white opal liquid pearl

skin - E11, E21,E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E44, E37, E5, E53
dress - R85, R83, R81, YG13, YG11

All the Krafty Girls and Krafty Guests listed below have lots of super sweet designs to show you, so be sure to hop over to each of them! And while you're there, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away one of EACH of the new sets!!! You could WIN one of the new DOWN ON THE FARM and FAIRY FRIENDS stamp sets!!!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}

Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE new stamps we have to show you , this time by artist Annie Rodrigue, along with a new CHALLENGE!!! And ALL the new stamps will be available on Saturday night at the KKStamps Shop!!


Thursday, March 14, 2013

KKS Sneak Peeks - Pretty Little Pixies

Welcome back to the Kraftin Kimmie sneak peeks!! We hope you enjoyed all the sweet designs we shared yesterday featuring the new SPRING TRINKETS stamp set! And before we go any further, would you like to know who won that set??? Well, ALL the winners of this week will be announced at the LIVE online RELEASE PARTY on SATURDAY!!! Go HERE to find out all the details and come party with us! 

Today at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps we are sharing a new set by the totally talented Emilie Goulet!!! We've got a perfect set for spring!! Let us introduce..... PRETTY LITTLE PIXIES!! Emilie has created a fun set of outdoor adventure images for your cards and scrapbook pages! You're going to get a real kick out of these girls!! PLUS we are sharing a SECOND set of TRINKETS to go with the Pixie (and maybe some other stamps you have yet to see).....it's FAIRY TRINKETS!!!

Below you will find a list of all the Krafty Girls who are sharing PEEKS with you today!! And as you're hoppin' around, be sure to leave a comment at each stop because TWO stampers will win some of these stamps!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}

All our new MARCH 2013 stamps will be available on Saturday at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! And don't miss the online PAR-TAY to celebrate! Come on back tomorrow because we'll be revealing two new stamp sets by Cheryl Alger!!!

Here's my card featuring an image from the Pretty Little Pixies stamp set!


skin - E11,E21,E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - YR2, YR21, YR20
clothing - R85, R83,R8
watering can - C5,C3, C32, C1, C00, YR18 YR15, YR18
background - R00, R0000

Below you will find a list of all the Krafty Girls who are sharing PEEKS with you today!! And as you're hoppin' around, be sure to leave a comment at each stop because TWO stampers will win some of these stamps!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}

All our new MARCH 2013 stamps will be available on Saturday at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! And don't miss the online PAR-TAY to celebrate! Come on back tomorrow because we'll be revealing two new stamp sets by Cheryl Alger!!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

7 Kids College Fund Glitter Challenge

We've got a new challenge for you to tackle on the 7 Kids College Fund challenge blog.  
It's a GLITTER challenge!  

I am playing along with the Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Brett and Brenda Get Married.



I used a glue pen and dotted all over her dress and then sprinkled with glitter to give it the look of a sequinned covered dress.   

skin - E11, E21, E00,E000, R20, R30
hair (hers) - E35, E53, E51
hair (his) - E47, E37, E35
tuxedo - C9, C7, C5,C3
flowers - V06, V04, V01, Y08, Y04, Y02, YG95, YG93


Ready to play?  There are only 2 rules to follow to be eligible for the $20 gift certificate to the store:

1) Use a stamped image carried in the 7 KIDS STORE, or, if your project does not have a stamped image, all primary elements (dies, paper, punches) must be carried in the store.
2) Link to the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog in your post.

Good luck! 


Kraftin' Kimmie Preview - Spring Trinkets

It's time for Kraftin' Kimmie's MARCH 2013 RELEASE!!!!! 

We are kicking off the *New* MARCH Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps previews today and we're excited that this month we have TWO sets of fabulous TRINKETS!! We'll share one set today by itself and one set tomorrow in combo with some new images!! Today we’d like to introduce you to a beautiful new set of ….SPRING TRINKETS!!

These circular sentiment stamps have been created and designed by the totally talented Krafty Girl, Nicole Aspinall!! They are made especially to fit in your 1 3/8ths and 1 ¾ inch punches, for quick and easy cutting!!! This month we are releasing the SPRING Trinkets set which includes EIGHT trinkets in each set with four of each size and they come as both positive and negative images, so you can use your black or brown ink with the positive stamps and use your coloured inks with the negative ones!! You will get the set as a completely unmounted full sheet of deeply etched grey rubber. They're just PERFECT for all your springy creations!!!
 
Today we have awesome inspiration from the Krafty Girls and Guests so hop around....and be sure to comment at each and every stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN the new SPRING TRINKETS set!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}

OH YES!! We are having another amazing ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! It's happening this SATURDAY at our Facebook fan page....and you can get ALL the details HERE!!! All the new stamps we're sharing over the next few days will be released on SATURDAY NIGHT!

I paired one of the new Spring Trinkets with an image from the Somebunny Loves You stamp set from last month's release!


skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - YR24, YR23, YR21
skirt - BG78, BG75, BG72
bunny - R20, R30, C3, C2, C1, C00
ground - E44, E43, E41,YG97, YG95, YG93
background - BG10

Saturday, March 9, 2013

KKS169 and RS53- You're MAG-nificent

Happy Saturday!  Hopefully you will have a little down time to do a little stamping this weekend.  
This week I am the hostess with the mostess for the Krafin' Kimmie Challenge #169.
This means I got to pick the challenge and much to the dismay of my fellow Krafty Girls who seemingly poop paper flowers, I made this a CAS challenge.  Yep.   I have challenged us to create a little something clean and simple.   

I describe my style as clean but not so simple, so I had to try and tone myself down a little but, too.   
I am combining this challenge with the Retro Sketches Challenge #53 as well. 

I inked up this super cute image from the World of Wonder stamp set to play along.


skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E35, E53, E51
shirt and sneakers- R59, R20, R24, R05
overalls 0 B39, B37, B35
ground - E44, E43, E41
background - B0000

Here is the sketch:


Now, since I am the hostess with the mostess for tis week;s Kraftin' Kimmie challenge, this image I used today will be the prize for one luc y challenge participant!  Now head on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie blog to see what my fellow DT members have done with this week's challenge and to link up your creations!  Kraftin' Kimmie stamps are not required to play long, but you must use one to be eligible for the prize!



Friday, March 8, 2013

To the Best the Teacher

Happy Bellarific Friday!   It's a really happy one for me!  
I am currently in sunny Orlando, FL with some crafty friends from all over the US and one beloved delinquent from Canada (feel free to guess) to do some touristy things and to have a big 'ol crafty nerd fest.
I will be sure to post some pics in the near future!

Did you get a chance to play along with this week's Stamping Bella challenge?  It was my favorite kind......a sketch challenge!   I colored up Uptown Girl Tessie the Teacher to play along this week.



skin - E11. E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E34, YR23, YR21
clothing - YG97, YG95, YG93,B39, B37, B34, E44, E43, E41
desk - E35, E34, E33, E31

Get ready to play along with the next Stamping Bella challenge?  
The theme for next week is "For the Boys." 

Email Emily (emily@stampingbella.com ) with your entries by the end of Thursday,  March 15th  to see your work on next week's blog post AND be in with a chance of winning the prize for contributing ($20 Bella Bucks)!


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

DTC Challenge Crew and Lil Inker Blog Hop

Today the Designed to Color Challenge Crew is team up with the talented designers from Lil Inker Designs to bring you a birthday themed blog hop packed with lots of crafty inspiration!  

If you have arrived from Lizzie's blog, you're hoppin' along just fine.  If you ended up here and want to join the hop, the blog hop order is below.  

I am playing along with Cocoa Bear 


Name:  Kim O'Connell
Medium: copics
Bear: E44, E43, E41, C7, C5
Clothing: YG18, YR16, YR15, B02, B00, B000, B39, B37, B34
mug and cocoa: R59, R29, R24, R05, 
Image: Lil Inker Designs Cocoa Bear
Paper: X-Press It blending card, Echo Park Scoot, Bazzill Card Shoppe candy bar and wax lips

Before head to Judith's blog, let me tell you about the prizes!  
Well, there will be two of them, but that's all I can tell you for now!

One prize will be given away from the Designed to Color Magazine and one will be given away by Lil' Inker Designs.  All you need to to be eligible for the prizes is to participate in the hop and leave a little blog love as you  hop along for all of the participating designers!

The hop ends on March 7th 11:59 CST.  The winners to the prizes will be posted no later than March 9th

Ready? Set. GO!

Designed to Color http://www.designedtocolor.com
Kim  www.paperperfectdesigns.blogspot.com  (<--- are="" font="" here="" you="">
Lil' Inker Designswww.shoplilinker.blogspot.com