Monday, April 29, 2013

TSG205 - Waddle I do without You?

There's a new TSG Challenge up fo you to tackle!  The theme of this week's challenge is flowers or water.  
I just love the "Lucky Duck" stamp set so that's what I inked up!


I went the CAS route with this card.  I stamped my image onto X-Press It blending card in Momento tuxedo black ink and colored it with copics.   I used the MFT rectangle STAX and fightail glag STAX for dies.  I paired some  MFT smooth white, black licorice and lemon drop CS with some PP from the Doodlebug Design Fruit Stamp paper pad.  

duck - Y17, Y15, Y13,Y11, YR18, YR16, YR15
flowers - Y17, Y15, Y11 YG17, YG13

To be eligible for the giveaway, create a card or project using this week’s challenge and then head to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the InLinkz that is located at the bottom of the challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (May 6th). The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store!  TSG stamps are not required to participate in the challenges but are appreciated :)   If you upload your card to an online craft gallery, please use the keyword TSG205 so we can check out your beautiful work!



Saturday, April 27, 2013

KKS176 - Lost Without You

Happy Saturday to you!   We've got a new challenge for you on the Kraftin' Kimmie blog!  This week's theme is embossing....any kind of embossing you want!   Easy peasy!  

I am playing along with one of the newly released stamp sets called Little Bo Peep.


I stamped the image in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Pres It blending card.  I colored her with copics.  Such a fun image to color!  For my embossed element, I can the MFT pink lemonade CS panel through the Big Shot in a Darice stripes embossing folder.  I stamped the sentiment inMFT hot fudge ink onto MFT banana split CS and die cut it wit the MFT Die-Namics fishtail flag STAX.  I added some PP from the Carta Bella True Friends 6x6 paper pad and matted with MFT hot fudge CS.

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E35, E53, E51
clothing 0 R85, R83,R81, C2, C00
foreground- YG17, YG13, YG11

Ready to play along?  Head on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie blog to see what my fellow Krafty Girls have created for this week's challenge and be sure to pay attention the image used by Krafty Girl Sandie Dunne because that image will be the prize for this week's challenge!  You can link up your entry on the Kraftin' Kimmie blog!  Be sure to use keyword KKS176 if you upload to an online gallery like Splitcoast Stampers

Friday, April 26, 2013

TSG Blog Hop Challenge - Chalkboard Memories

Welcome back to our final day of There She Goes Blog Hop Challenges!  Have you been enjoying the sneak peeks?!  We have one more new amazing set to show you today!  

Jessica and Tobi have been hard at work creating an AMAZING new set for us, Chalkboard Memories. If you are familiar with the VERY popular Chalkboard Technique, this set was created for that particular style!! It is full of SUPER cute images, and FABULOUS sayings…and the chalkboard itself? Fantastic!

Chalkboard Memories is a 4x8 set that includes a total of 18 stamps and will sell for $18.00 . The new stamps will be available on Saturday, April 27th at 11pm.


I stamped the Bazzill Card Shoppe peanut cluster CS base with A Muse Studio woodgrain background stamp in MFT kraft ink.  I colored my image with copics (E34,E33, E31) and matted with MFT black licorice CS.  I die cut the leaves from MFT gumdrop green CS using the SU little leaves Sizzlet and then I used a white gel pen to add the faux stitching.  I added a Stampin' up metal library clip, black rhinestones, striped grosgrain ribbon, a PTI black vintage button, and some natural jute to embellish.


Would you like to win the new 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, April 27th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Spit Happens

Spit Happens.  
This seems very appropriate as this is my last post as a Bella Babe.  Sadly, I am stepping down from the Stamping Bella design team.   Why? Well,  because "spit happens."  

Not to long ago, I was on 6 design teams.  I have never missed a post for any of my DT's and have never given less 100%.   I pride myself in that....and I want to keep it that way.    I also want to slow down a bit and not be slave to my design team work calendar.   So, I've had to make some difficult decisions to lighten my load.   I absolutely adore Stamping Bella images and will continue to design with their images, but I will stamping just for fun as opposed to meeting deadlines.   My stepping down will open up the door for another designer eager to design for Stamping Bella so that makes me happy.  I am thankful for having had the honor to be a part of the Bella Babes!   

So, here is my final Bella Babe card for today's Bellarific Friday.  


I stamped my image in Momento Tuxedo black ink onto X-Press It blending card.  I colored my image with copics and paper pieced his T-shirt.   I paired some PP from the Echo Park "Bundle of Joy Boy" with some MFT smooth white and hot fudge CS.  I stamped the sentiment in MFT hot fudge ink and popped it out with an SU oval punch.   I used the MFT Die-namics dainty dots for the border and the fishtail flag STAX to create the banner.  I used a white gel pen to add some faux stitching.   

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E35, E53
bunny - B02, B00, B000

Ready to play along with the next Bellarific Friday challenge?   Head to the blogabella to see next week's theme!  Email Emily (emily@stampingbella.com ) with your entries by the end of Thursday,  April 25th to see your project on the blogabella and to be eligible to win $10 Bella Bucks to the Stamping Bella Store!!


Thursday, April 25, 2013

TSG Release Hop featuring "Larry"


Welcome back to day THREE of FOUR of the There She Goes Blog Hop Challenges!   Me thinks this just may be my favorite of this release!  

Our newest sock goblin from Wendy Leach…be still my heart. Larry is ready for a day at the office, can’t you tell?

Larry is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 5 stamps 
and will sell for $9.00

Oh, Larry!  How do I love thee?  Let count the ways!  Seriously, how cute is this little sock monster?!  I just love him to pieces!   

I colored Larry with copics and added a little black pastel chalk pencil to deepen the shadows.   I paired some PP from the Echo Park "All About a Boy" 6x6 paper pad with some MFT smooth white , black licorice, and orange fizz CS.  I used the MFT Die-Namics Blueprints 1 die to easily pull together the card.  I added some beetle black twine by Doodlebug Designs. 

Larry - YR18, YR16, YR15, YR12, Y17, Y15, Y13, B05, B04, B02,C2 



Would you like to win the new 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, April 27th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

MFTWSC121 - Sweet as can Bee

Happy Hump Day!  It's time for a new MFT Wednesday Stamp Club challenge!   
I have the honor of playing along the MFT designers as I gear up for my MFT Guest Designer stint in May!  Can't wait to share all of the new MFT goodies during release week!  

Until then, I will share a little something I made for this week's sketch challenge with a little somethin' somethin' that was released this month.  It's the adorable Doodle Garden Sweet as Can Bee!


I stamped my this cute image onto X-Press It blending card in Momento tuxedo black ik and colored her with copics. I used some General's pastel chalk pencils to deepen the shading.   I added some silk microfine glitter to her wings and used a sunny yellow Viva Decor pearl pen to add a little dimension to the center of her flower.  I paired some PP from the Echo Park Dots and Stripes soda fountain 6x6 paper pad with some MFT smooth white, black licorice, and lemon drop CS.   I ran the lemon drop CS through the Big Shot in a Darice strip embossing folder.I used the MFT Die-Namics Pretty Posies die set to create the flower and used the wonky scallop border die for the border at the bottom.  

Here is a close up:


skin -E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - C9, C7, C5, C3, C2
bodice - C9, C7, C5, C3,Y17, Y13, Y11

And here's the sketch:



Be sure to play along for your chance at the weekly prize, valued at up to $20 in vouchers to the MFT Boutique. You can submit your entry using the keyword MFTWSC120 to the Gallery at Splitcoaststampers. Entries for this week’s challenge will close on Tuesday, April 30th at noon EST.

7 Kids College Fund Challenge - "April Showers Bring May Flowers"

There's a new challenge for you to tackle on the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge blog!  
The theme for  the next two weeks is "April showers bring may flowers"
So, ink up some springtime image and show us what you've got!  

I am playing along with Stampavie's "Julia in the Field by Sarah Kay."  


Once I colored this image, didn't want to add the patterned paper that I had chosen.  I thought she looked so pretty as is that I didn't want to distract from the image in any way.  I stamped the image in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press It blending card and colored her with copics.  I used a white gel pen to add the polka dots to her hair bow.  I ran a white panel through the Big Shot with a Cuttlebug polka dot embossing folder and then rounded the corners of the card base.   

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E37, E35,E53,E51
clothing - R85, R83, R81, BG13, BG11, BG10
flowers - RV13, RV11, RV10, Y15, Y13, Y11, V17, V15, V12, YG17, YG13, YG11
basket - E37. E35, E33

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 - Ginger and Dream in Color

Ready for Day TWO of FOUR of the There She Goes blog hop challenges?! We've got some great new things in store for you!  


Our first set from Megan Suarez this month is the gorgeous new Dream in Color. We love the gorgeous style of this flower, and we think you will, too.

Dream in Color is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 2 stamps and will sell for $9.00. The new stamps will be available on Saturday, April 27th at 11pm.



I colored the image with copics and fussy cut it out so I could pop it up foam dimensionals.  I used the MFT Die-Namics fishtail flag STAX.  I ran the white panel through the big shot in a Darice stripe embossing folder. 


The newest addition to Megan’s Spice Girls line is the GORGEOUS new Ginger set. Isn’t she lovely?

Ginger is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 5 stamps and will sell for $9.00. The new stamps will be available on Saturday, April 27th at 11pm.


I stamped my image in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press It blending card.  I paper pieced part of her shirt and colored the rest of her in copics.   I used the MFT Die-Namics blueprints 2 die set.  I paired some Bazzill Card Shoppe candy corn and whirly pop CS and some MFT white and black licorice CS with some PP from the Echo Park "All about a Boy" 6x6 paper pad. I used a black glaze pen to add the stitches and the dots.

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - R59, R29, YR09, YR04, YR01
shirt- YR18, YR16, YR15
skirt and hair bow- B05, B04, B02, B00]
tights - C7, C5, C3


Would you like to win the new 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, April 27th with the winner being announced during the release party chat

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

TSG Blog Hop Challenge - Shiver Me Timbers and Ship Happens

Welcome to the There She Goes Blog Hop challenges!  I am so excited about this month's release!   Today is day one of FOUR days of sneak peeks!  Ready to get started?!

It took a little begging, but we finally got Torico to illustrate a pirate set for us!! If you “need a little ‘aye’ candy”, well then “X marks the spot."


Shiver Me Timbers is a 6x8 set that includes a total of 24 stamps and will sell for $24.00. The new stamps will be available on Saturday, April 27th at 11pm.


I’m sure it comes as NO surprise to all you loyal There She Goes fans, but we couldn’t go without creating a companion set to go along with this SUPER fun set!! Leave it to the Trendsetters to come up with so many FUNNY and AWESOME sentiments that one set just couldn’t hold them all.


Ship Happens is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 9 stamps and will sell for $9.00. The new stamps will be available on Saturday, April 27th at 11pm.


I colored the image with copics and fussy cut him out so that I could pop him up with foam dimensioanls.  I ran the kraft CS through the Big Shot in a Darice stripe embossing folder.  I used a die from the MFT Die-Namics blueprints 2 to create the vertical stitched strips.   

Skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R20
hair - C7, C5, C3
clothing 0 C9, C7, C5, C3, R59, R29, R24, R05, Y17, Y15, Y13
sword - C3, C2,C1,C000,Y17, Y15, Y13



Would you like to win the new 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, April 27th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

7 Kids College Fund blog hop featuring DoCrafts


Today  my fellow 7 Kids College Fund Design Team members and I have put together a blog hop for you loaded with crafty goodness featuring DoCraft products from the store!  


Though I made this card and set up the blog post a week ago, I am back in here editing the post this morning as it struck me how appropriate this card is for a day like today here in the Boston area.  It has been a heart wrenching week for all Americans, but having this happen in your own back yard is surreal.   My heart goes out to the victims of the senseless crime and their grieving families, the first responders who saved so many lives, and the amazing police officers, state troopers, FBI agents, and the National Guard members who methodically tracked down these twisted shells of human beings who did this to us.  You are our heros.  Boston stands strong!  If you have not seen this yes, please watch.  It'll give you goose bumps.


Here's my card featuring the Wellington 8x8 Clear Stamp and Wellington 6x6 paper pad:


And I have to show you the inside of the card because this sentiment from the stamp set is so sweet!



I stamped the image in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press It blending card and colored it with copics.  I fussy cut the image and layer it over some of the patterned  paper.  I added some natural jute and used that little tag stamp and sentiment from the stamp set.  

hair -  E35, E53, E51
skin - E11, E21, E00
dress - BV25, BV23, BV20
shirt - E09, E07, E04, E41
bar - E47, E44, E43, E41


Hop along leaving some blog love as you go for a chance to win this amazing "Build a Scene" die set from DoCrafts!  

 

Ready to hop?!  If you came here from Colleen's blog, you're in the right place.  Your next stop is Shannon's blog!  If you started here, be sure to start from the beginning so you can leave some blog love for each of the designers to increase your chances of winning! 




Bun in the Oven

I have a old friend whom I recently found out is pregnant and and she knows it's a boy that's she's cookin' up.  So, I made this fun little card to congratulate her using the Stamping Bella "Daisy Stove."  


I love that this is not your typical image for a "congrats on your pregnancy" card!  
I stamped the image in Momento tuxedo black ink on X-Press it blending card and colored it with copics.  I used a black pastel chalk pencil to deepen the shading.   I paired some PP from the Echo park "Bundle of Joy" 6x6 paper pad with some MFT black licorice and banana split CS and some Bazzill Card Shoppe Easter grass CS.   I added a PTI button and some black hemp cord to embellish.  

stove - C9, C7, C5, C3, C2, C1, C00
towel - C1, Y15, T13, YG113, YG11


Friday, April 19, 2013

Bellarific Friday Sketch Challenge

Happy Bellarific Friday to you!  
Did you get a chance to play along with this week's sketch challenge?  Today I can show you my Bella Babe card that I made using the sweet Bye Bye Girl by Mo Manning.


skin - E11, E00
hair - E47, E37 , E35, E53
jacket - Y15, Y13, Y11
pants - BG72, BG32, BG11
backpack and tricycle - R59, R29, R24, R05, C09,C07, C05, C03, C01

Ready to play along with next week's challenge?
The theme is "For the Boys!"

Email Emily (emily@stampingbella.com ) with your entries by the end of Thursday,  April 18th to see your project on the blogabella and to be eligible to win $10 Bella Bucks to the Stamping Bella Store!!

SSS206 - True Friends

Each month, we highlight some of the previously released stamps over at There She Goes.  We call it "There She Goes Again Week"   Over on the TSG blog, you can see some of the cards previously made by the Trendsetter, but today we are showing off some NEW cards made by the current Trendsetters!

The stamp set I am showing if is the adorable Blossom by Blossom.

and since I could find a way to fit in the sentiment I wanted on the outside of the card, I decorated the inside as well and stamped the sentiment there:


I used so many copics and I'm too lazy to list hem all, but here are the main colors:

skin - E11, E21,E00, E000. R20, R30
hair (left) - E35, E53, E51
hair (right) - E47, E37, E35,E53
dress(left) Y17, Y15,Y13
dress (right) - V17, V15, V12

I am also playing along with the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #206.  Here is the sketch:


Be sure to head over to the TSG Blog to see what the Trendsetters have created this week!




Wednesday, April 17, 2013

MFTWSC120 - It's Time to Party

Did you hear my fan-freakin-tabulous news!  

I am was one of the two lucky winners of the very last MFT Guest Designer contest?   Seriously, I can't stop smiling!  I have the honor of joining the crazy talented MFT designers for the month of May!  

Today there is a new MFTWSC ready for you to tackle!  I figure it only makes sense to make something in honor of my appointment as an MFT guest designer so I inked up the a la modes Martinis on Me!   That's right!  I'm celebrating!  It's time to party!


I colored my image with copics and fussy cut her out.  I dotted her dress and shoes with a glue pen and covered it with warm diamond microfine glitter,  I paired some MFT smooth white, blu raspberry, and hot fudge CS with some PP from the Doodlebug Designs "Flower box 6x6 paper pad. I cut and layered the image using the MFT Die-Namics rectangle STAX sets 1 and 2.   I used the smallest die from the MFT Die-Namics fishtail flag STAX dies to create the banners.  I punched holes in the corners and wove some brown hemp cord through to connect them.   I used a die from the MFT Die-Namics sentiment strips and stamped the sentiment in the new MFT hot fudge ink. If you haven't tried the MFT inks yet, you MUST!  The coverage is unbelievable!   

skin - E11, E21,E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E47, E37, E35, E53
dress and shoes- R24, R22, R20

Here's the sketch:

Be sure to play along for your chance at the weekly prize, valued at up to $20 in vouchers to the MFT Boutique. You can submit your entry using the keyword MFTWSC120 to the Gallery at Splitcoaststampers. Entries for this week’s challenge will close on Tuesday, April 23rd at noon EST.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Designed to Color Sketch April Sketch Challenge

Today is my last post as part of the Designed to Color Challenge Team as the term is coming to an end. Before I talk about this month's challenge, I want to say say thanks to Carisa Zglobicki and the crew over at Designed to Color for choosing me to be part of their first challenge crew!  It was a fun ride and I thank you for the opportunity!  

Now, on to the April sketch challenge!  High Hopes Rubber Stamps is sponsoring this month's challenge.  If you haven't checked out their stamps yet, you must!   Super cute stuff over there!  

I am playing along with the a High Hopes imaged called Rainy Day Ducky.


duck - Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11, YR18, YR16, YR15
umbrella - BV04, BV02, BV01, BV00, BV000, E37, E35, E33
puddle - BG72, BG32, BG11

Here's the sketch:


Now head on over to the Designed to Color blog to link up your creation to be eligible for a prize from High Hopes Rubber Stamps!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie April Release Hop

Have been enjoying the sneak peeks of the Kraftin; Kimmie Aprl release over the past few days?
Well, today all of the new stamp sets will be available in the Kraftin' Kimmie online shop at 2:30 PM EST today!

Grab a cup of coffee and get ready to hop to see what my fellow Krafty Girls and I have cooked up for you!  You will see a little of everything as you hop and it will help you decide which stamps you MUST have....and it might be all of them!  :)

I have 2 cards to share with you for the hop.
First up is cute 'lil Lucas on his scooter from the "Sunshiney Day" stamp set.


I stamped Lucas onto X-Press It blending card in Momento tuxedo black ink.  I colored him with copics and fussy cut him out so that I could pop him up with foam dimensionals.  I paired some Bazzill Card SHoppe whirley pop CS and some PTI white CS with some PP from the Echo Park "All About a Boy" 6x6 paper pad, I stamped the sentiment in MFT black licorice ink.

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E47, E37, E35, E53
clothing - B39, B37, B34, YR18, YR15, E47, E44, E43, E41
scooter - C9, C7, C5, C3, C1

Next up is sweet 'lil Lulu with her flower pots from the "Let's Dish the Dirt" stamp set:


I stamped the image onto X-Press it blending card in Momento tuxedo black ink.  I colored her with copics and paper pieced her skirt.  I paired some Bazzill Card Shoppe banana split CS with some PTI pure poppy CS and some PP from the Doodlebug Design "Flower Box" 6x6 paper pad.   

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E35, E53, E51
shirt - Y17, Y15, Y13
boots- R59, R29, R24, R05
flower pots - YR27, YR24,YR23, E19

Now don't forget to join us for our online release chat party of the Kraftin' Kimmie Facebook page at 1:00 PM today!  You can find all of the details HERE!  

Saturday, April 13, 2013

For Your Bridal Shower

My cousin is getting married this summer and her bridal shower is coming up at the end of the month. I peeked over on her Pinterest boards and it seems shades of pink and black are her colors.   So, I colored up the Stamping Bella Uptown Couple Emily and Ryan Under the Umbrella with these colors in mind.



You can't tell from the picture but I added some silk microfine glitter to the umbrella so it is a soft shimmering pink.  

skin - E11,E00, E000
her clothes - RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02, C9, C7, C5, C3
his clothes - BG78, BG75, BG72, E47, E44, E43, E41
grass - YG17,YG13, YG11



Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek of Nursery Girls and Anything Goes Challenge

Welcome back to Day FOUR of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps April previews!!! Now how CUTE were those sets by Cheryl Alger yesterday??? The Krafty Girls cards were SO awesome!! Wanna know the random commenter who is getting a set of those cuties?? Well, ALL the winners of this week will be announced at the LIVE online RELEASE PARTY TOMORROW!!! Go HERE to get all the details!!!

So are you here for a new challenge or are you here to check out some more brand new stamps for APRIL 2013???? Well, not to worry! We've got BOTH!! Not only do we have a new weekly challenge but we also have SIX new AWESOME stamps!!!

Today we have a FABULOUS collection ...... NURSERY RHYMES!!! Oh these sweet images bring back such memories and the sentiments are fabulous for some great creations!!! Just wait 'til you see how the Krafty Girls and Guests have used them!!

Check out all the sweet designs by the Krafty Girls featuring Jack and Jill, Little Bo Peep, Little Boy Blue, Little Miss Muffet, Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary and Mother Goose!! It's another incredibly fun release!! You will love it! There are lots of amazing creations on today's hop in combination with this week's challenge!! The lovely JENNY is our hostess this week and her challenge is ANYTHING GOES!! We want EVERYONE to play along and have a chance to win the new Jack and Jill stamp, as featured on Jenny's gorgeous creation!! We really hope you are inspired by this week's challenge and share your inky creations!!! We SO enjoy seeing your beautiful designs inspired by our challenges!

Below you will find all the Krafty Girls and Guests who have goodies to show you today and while you're visiting their blogs, be sure to leave some love at each stop because TWO lucky stampers are each going to WIN a package of today's stamps!! Woohoo!!!

ALL of our APRIL stamps will be available TOMORROW afternoon at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! We'll be celebrating tomorrow afternoon at our ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!! It's over at our KKS Facebook fan page! Join us for all the fun!! You can find more details here!!

First up is Little Miss Muffet:



I stamped my image in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press It blending card and colored her with copics.  I paired some PP from the Echo Park Love Story 6x6 paper pad and the Am
erican Crafts XOXO paper pad with some PTI white and MFT black licorice CS.  I added some faux stitching with a white gel pen.

skin - E11,E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E47, E37,E35, E53
clothing - R59. R29. R24,R05,C2, C1, C00
crate - E35, E33, E31, C2, C1

Next up is Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary:



I stamped my image in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press It blending card, colored her with copics, fussy cut her out.  I did some paper pleating with some patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Howdy Doody 6x6 paper pad.  I added some PTI melon berry polka dot satin ribbon.  I created the flower using the MFT Die-Namics large royal rose die and I sponged some PTI aqua mist ink around the edges.   I stamped the sentiment in Momento rich cocoa ink, punched it out with an oval punch, and popped it up with foam dimensionals.  

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E47, E37, E35, E53
clothing - T27, R17, R08, R05, R02, R01, R00
watering can - C5, C3, C1, C00


Friday, April 12, 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peeks - Sunshiney Day and & Lets Dish the Dirt

Ready for some sneak peeks of some of the  April Kraftin' Kimmie release?!!! Today we are excited to share TWO super 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.......A SUNSHINEY DAY and LET'S DISH THE DIRT!!

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

All the Krafty Girls 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 A SUNSHINEY DAY or LET'S DISH THE DIRT stamp sets!!!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Sunday afternoon!}

Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE new stamps we have to show you with a fabulous new theme.... along with a new CHALLENGE!!! And ALL the new stamps will be available on Sunday afternoon at the KKStamps Shop!!

First up is a card featuring an image from "Sunshiney Day"


I stamped my image onto X-Press It blending card in Momento tuxedo back ink and colored her with copics.  I paper pieced her dress and used a black Generals pastel chalk pencil to create some shading.  I used a die cut from the MFT Die-Namics wonky scallop border die as the template for my clouds and used a sponge dauber to sponge some PTI aqua mist ink.   I paired some PTI aqua mist, ocean tides and white CS and some PTI white CS with some PP from the Echo Park For the Record 2 Tailored 6x6 paper pad.  I also used the MFT Die-Namics fishtail flag STAX and dainty lace border dies.   I stamped the sentiment in MFT black licorice ink.  

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E47, E37, E35, E53
shoes - R29, R27, R24, R22

Next up is a card featuring an image from "Let's Dish the Dirt"


I stamped my image onto X-Press It blending card in Momento tuxedo back ink and colored him with copics. I added yellow Stickles to the centers of some of the flowers.  I cut the image out and layered it using the MFT Die-Namics oval STAX. I used some Bazzill Card Shoppe peanut cluster CS and some MFT hot fudge CS and paired with some PP from the Echo Park Dots and Stripes soda fountain.   I added some natural jute and some a PTI dark chocolate button.   

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E47, E37, E35, E53
clothing - R59, R29, R24, R05, B39, B37, B34, E41
wheelbarrel  - E37, E35, E34, E33, E31
flowers - Y17,   Y15, Y13, YR18, YR16, YR15, RV09, RV06, RV04, EE27, E25, E23

Bellarific Friday - "Splendid Spring"

Did you get a chance to play along with this week's Bellarific Friday on the Stamping Bella blogabella?  The theme is "Splendid Spring."   We're still waiting for it to feel like Spring here in Boston.  So far, no dice.   I've been freezing my butt off this past week sitting on the fields while my son and daughter have baseball and softball practices.

Anyway, today I get to show my Bella Babe card for this week's Bellarific Friday and I inked up "Spout by Mo Manning" to play along.


I used for the FTL235 sketch for inspiration.  I stamped my image in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press It blending card and colored her with copics.  I paired some PTI aqua mist CS with some PP from the My Mind;s Eye "Market Street: 6x6 paper pad. I added a button and some ivory jute to embellish.  I stamped the sentiment in MFT black licorice ink.  

skin - E11, E21,E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E47, E37, E35, E53
clothing - BG72, BG32, BG11, R02, R01, R00, E43, E41

Ready to play along with next week's Bellarific Friday?   It's a sketch challenge:

Email Emily (emily@stampingbella.com ) with your entries by the end of Thursday,  April 18th to see your project on the blogabella and to be eligible to win $10 Bella Bucks to the Stamping Bella Store!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

7 Kids College Fund Anything Goes Challenge

This week it an "Anything Goes" challenge on the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge blog!
Easy peasy! There's no reason not to play along!

I have been itching to color up this adorable new Saturated Canary image called "Thank You."


skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair- E37, E35, E53, E51
eyes - B26, B23, B21
clothing - R85, R83,R81, C2, C1, BG11,BG10

I paper pieced the layers of her dress and went with the "out of the box" technique so she seems to be stepping outside of the frame.  Click on the graphics below to be taken directly to the products I used to create this card.  

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.


Monday, April 8, 2013

Simple Thanks

I needed to make a thank you card so I inked up the relatively new "Heartfelt Thanks" by There She Goes Clear Stamps.  


I stamped my image onto X-Press it blending card in Memento tuxedo black ink and colored it copics.  I fuzzy cut it out so that I could pop it up with foam adhesive.  I used a die-cut from the MFT Die-Namics wonky scallop border die for the template for my couds and sponged onsome PTI aqua mist ink with a foam dauber.  I used to the MFT Die-namics Grassy edges with a piece of PP from the Echo Park For the Record 2 Tailored 6x6 paper pad.  I matted with MFT black licorice CS and mounted on a PTI white CS base.   

Hearts - R59. R29. R24. R05, RV55, RV53, RV02, RV00, RV000
tree - E59, E57, E55, E53



Sunday, April 7, 2013

DS96 - A Berry Happy Day

I am playing along with this week's Deconstructed Sketch #96 today.
I inked up Stamping Bella's Flynn's Berry Happy Day.  


I left off one little element of the sketch because I liked the way the card looked without it.  

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E37, E35, E53, E51
clothing - YG17, YG3, YG11, R59, R29, R24, R05
strawberries:  R59, R29, R24, R05, YG95, YG93

Here's the sketch:

Deconstructed Sketch No. 96



Saturday, April 6, 2013

MFTWSC118 - I Salute You

Did you see that MFT is participating in the Operation Write Home Spring Training Blog Hop?
Operation Write Home supports our armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards for those serving our Country to send to their loved ones. Find out how you can help heroes keep in touch with their families here.

I think this is a great cause so I decided to make a card for Operation Write Home and I combined it with the MFTWSC118 using the Blue Without You a la Mode.



I stamped my image in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press It blending card and colored her with copics.   I added some yellow Stickles to the star.  I fussy her cut her out so I could layer her over the circular panel and pop her up with foam dimensionals,  I pair3ed some MFT black licorice and PTI pure popp CY with some PP  from the Echo Park Dots and Stripes Homefront 6x6 paper pad.   I used the MFT Die-Naniamcs circle STAX sets 1 and 2 and the mini tabs foursome as well as the negative die cuts from the Sweet N' Sassy Stamps stars scallop border die.   I stamped the sentiment in MFT black licorice ink.  

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E35, E53, E51
clothing - R59, R29, R24, R05, B39, B37, B34