Friday, May 31, 2013

Somebunny Loves You

This image of Lexi with this bunny from the "Somebunny Loves You" stamp set by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is possibly one of my most favorites.  


skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20,R30
hair - E19, E18, E08, E02
clothing - BG13, BG11, BG10, E47, E44, E43, E41
bunny - C3, C2, C1, R20, R30, colorless blender
shadow - BG11, BG10
foreground - C3, C2, C1

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Party Girls


Today kicks off a heat wave in Boston.  Summer has finally arrived!   Here's a bright and sunny birthday card created with the Stamping Bella Uptown Girls "Victoria and Juliette's Night Out"



skin - E11, E00, E000
cheeks - R20, R30
hair (left) - YR23, YR21, YR20, E33
hair (right) - E21, E29,vE27, E25
dress (left) R59,R29,R24. R05
dress (right) - YR09, YR07, YR04, YR01

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

MFTWSC126 - Love is All You Need

Got a chance to play along with the MFTWSC126!  
I played along with the Doodle Garden Far Out stamp set.


Here are the copics I used:

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - C9, C7, C5, C3
clothing and headband - BG72, BG32, BG11, RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02, RV00, YG13, YG11

Here's the sketch:


Dino Birthday Wishes

Just a little birthday card featuring this oh so cute dino from the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Cute-a-saurus stamp set!


I used a random scrap of PP and paried with some Bazzill Card Shoppe peanut cluster CS.  I used my MFT Die-namics circle STAX to cut out part of the circle from the PP.  I added some faux stitch with a white gel pen.  I colored my image with copics and added some Stickles to the center of his flowers.  I embellished with three buttons to repeat the colors of the flowers.  



Monday, May 27, 2013

How about a little Memorial Day Shopping?


7 Kids College Fund

Use code MEMORIAL10 for 10% off everything in stock at the 7 Kids college Fund today!
Click HERE! 

TSG209 - Circles

This week's challenge on the There She Goes blog is to make a card or project using circles, whether they be die cuts, or on patterned paper, think round!!

I am playing along with the "Get Your Thong On" stamp set.  


I stamped the images in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press It blending card and colored them with copics.  I added some orange peel Stickles to the center of the flowers on the flip flops.  I die cut the circlesusing the MFT circle STAX Die-Namics.  I ran the center circle through the Big Shot in a Cuttlebug embossing folder for even moe circles.  I stamped the sentiment in MFT black licorice ink.  
copics:
V09, RV06,RV04, B05,B04, B02, Y17, Y14,YR16, YR15

To be eligible for the giveaway, create a NEW card or project using circles, 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 11 PM EST. The winner will be announced on the following Monday (June 3rd). 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 TSG209 so we can check out your beautiful work!


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Hello Sunshine

It has been raining here in the Boston area.....for a week.   Miserable.   Rumor has it that the sun will make an appearance tomorrow.  It seemed like a good time to color up Tiddly Inks "Wryn Beach Babe" to welcome the sun back.  I am entering this chard in the Tiddly Inks Challenge #110  which is to use a Wryn image.  


skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E19, E18, E-8, E02
clothing - BG13, BG11, BG10. Y08. Y04, YR09. YR04
bag - RV19, RV09, RV06, RV04
towel - RV19, RV09, RV06, RV04, C3, C2, C00


Saturday, May 25, 2013

MFTWSC125 - Thanks!

I'm playing along with this week's MFTWSC125 with one of my favorite Pure Innocence stamp sets called "Being Cute is What I Do."


I colored my image in copics and paper pieced her top .  I fussy cut her out and popped her up with foam dots.  I paired some PP from the Doodlebug Designs "Fruit Stand" 6x6 paper pad with some MFT razzle berry, lemon drop, and sweet tooth CS. I paper pierced the purple panel.  I created the the flower using my favorite MFT Die-Namics flower die called Pretty Posies and I used the MFT fishtail flags STAX Die-Namics to create the sentiment panel.  The sentiment is from the MFT Essential Sentiments stamp set which I stamped in MFT black licoice ink.  I added a few hot pink rhinestones, some button, and hemp cord to embellish.  

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - YR24, Y23, Y21
jeans - B05, B04, B02

Here is the sketch:

KKS180 - Sip Slidin' Away

Ready for a new Kraftin' Kimmie challenge?!   Did you order any of the new stamps from last week's release?! Maybe you've already received them?  I hope so because they are PERFECT for this week's "Fun in the Sun" themed challenge!  

I am playing along with Margarita!


I stamped my image in Momento tuxedo black ink and colored it with copics.  I used the MFT oval STAX Die-Namics to cut her out and mat the image,  I paired some MFT sweet tooth and black licorice CS with some PP fom the Carta Bella Cool Summer 6x6 paper pad.  I added some hot pink vintage seam binding to embellish.

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 Melanie 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 KKS180 if you upload to an online gallery like Splitcoast Stampers!



Friday, May 24, 2013

Happy Birthday, Jessica Knutsen!

Today the There She Goes Trendsetters of past and present have come put together a surprise Birthday Blog Hop in honor of Jessica Knutsen, owner of There She Goes Clear Stamps

I have had the honor of designing for There She Goes Clear stamps since March of 2012 and I have had the chance to hang out with Jessica twice "in real life."  She is a fun loving chick who loves to laugh and is an amazing designer herself!   

Jess and her family are on the brink of relocating from Washington o Texas so I thought I would ink up the Giddy Up set to create a Western themed birthday card in honor of her move.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESS! 


I stamped the image onto X-Press It blending card in Momento tuxedo black ink and colored her with copics.  I paper pieced her shirt with papers from the Farm House Fair Skies 6x6 paper pad.  I paired some MFT smooth white, black licorice, and red hot CS with PP from the Penny Black Madison 6x6 paper pad.  I used a die from the MFT Blueprints 1 Die-Namics and a die from the Sweet 'N Sasy Stamps Star die set.  

Ready to hop to see creation from Trendsetters past and present?!  


Thursday, May 23, 2013

TSG Blog Hop Challenge - Gloria

Welcome to Day 3 of the There She Goes sneak peeks

Wendy Leach’s newest addition to her Sock Goblin line, Gloria…well, she is sure to find her way into your heart, and make you love her just like you love Phyllis and Larry!

Gloria is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 3 stamps and will sell for $9.00. This set will be available for purchase on Saturday, May 25th at 11pm EST.


I colored my image with copics (BV04, BV02, BV01, BV00).  I paired some PP from the Carta Bella True Friends 6x6 paper pad with some MFT sweet tooth and black licorice CS.  I used the MFT monorch border Die-Namics and added a button and some baker's twine to embellish.  


Would you like to win the new Gloria 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, May 25th with the winner being announced during the release party chat

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Under the Weather

This week on the 7 Kids College Fund challenge blog, the challenge is an embellishments challenge.  
Ugh. My style is definitely more on the cleaner side so the MOST I could get myself to do for embellishments was to use some vintage seam binding, a button and some twine, but THAT is where I draw the line.  I gotta be me!  

 I am playing along with the MFT Pure Innocence Under the Weather stamp set.  


I stamped my image in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press it blending card,  I colored my image with copics and did a bunch of paper piecing,  The PP is from the Echo Park "Bundle of Joy Girl" 6x6 paper pad.    which I paired with MFT pink lemonade, hot fudge, and sweet tooth CS.  The card base is Bazzill Card Shoppe peanut cluster CS.  I added some siam pink vintage seam binding, a white button, and some MFT hemp cord.   I stamped the sentiment in MFT hot fudge ink.  

skin - E11,E21,E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E37, E35, E53
pajama top - B02, B00, B000 
bed and night stand - E59, E57, E55
tissue box - YG13, YG11

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 - Amalia Ballerina and Poppy

This month we have two new sets from Megan Suarez: Amalia Ballerina and Poppy. I just LOVE Megan’s style, and we hope you do too! Amalia is the sweetest dancer, and Poppy is the newest of our Spice Girls.

Poppy is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 5 stamps and will sell for $9.00.
Amalia Ballerina is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 3 stamps, and will sell for $9.00.
Both sets will be available on Saturday, May 25th at 11 PM EST.



I colored my image with copics and used a glue pen and some microfine glitter to glitz up her tutu and the flowers in her hair.  I paired some Bazzill Card Shoppe gummy bear CS with some gingham paper from the Carta Bella "Cool Summer" 6x6 paper pad.  I used the MFT dainty lace border Die-Namics under the sentiment panel,  I added a button and hemp cord to embellish.  

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000,R20, R30
hair - E47, E37, E35, E53
clothing - BV17, BV13, BV11, BV04, BV02, BV01, BV00, BV0000




This time I paired some PP from the Carta Bella "Cool Summer" with some MFT sweet tooth and black licorice CS.  I colored my image with copics and added some pearls.  

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000,R20, R30
hair - E35,YR24,YR23,YR21
clothing - B05, B04, B02,RV06, RV04, Y17, Y15, Y13, RV02, RV00

Would you like to win both the new sets from Megan Suarez? 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, May 25th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

TSG Blog Hop Challenge - Aquaholic

Welcome to Day 1 of the There She Goes sneak peeks!

Melyssa is back from a short break with a new set for us, and we were so excited about it, we had to show it off day one of our peeks!! She is getting us ready for summer with her signature style, and I’m just not sure if it can get ANY cuter than this!! With three adorable character images, and lots of accessories and sentiments, she will have you using this set for everything from party decorations to greeting cards!

Aquaholic is a 6x8 set that includes a total of 26 stamps and will sell for $24.00. This set will be available for purchase at 11pmEST on Saturday, May 25th.


I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut out the fish bowl.  Yep. I actually used that machine I HAD to have that has been collecting dust on my shelf.  I tore some Bazzill Card Shoppe CS to create the sand and I clorored the fishbowl with copics.  I used the colorless blender to create the highlights on the bowl.   I stamped my images in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press It blending card and colored them with copics.  

fish bowl - B23, B21, B000, B0000
skin - E11, E21, E00, E000
hair - E37, E35, E53
snorkling gear and floaties - Y18, Y17, Y15, Y13,C9, C7, C5, C3
shirt - B26, B24, B23
goldfish - YR18, YR16, YR15



Would you like to win the new Aquaholic 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, May 25th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.



Monday, May 20, 2013

Have a Hoppy Day

When I saw the newest Tiddly Inks, I immediately asked Tabitha at the 7 Kids College Fund if she was going to be carrying them in the store.  She ordered them up right away!  I HAD TO HAVE the new Hopping By stamp set to make a birthday card for my daughter who tuns 11 tomorrow.  Lauren loves to play on the pogo stick so this image is PERFECT!


I stamped the image in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press it blending card and colored her with copics.  I paired some MFT lemon drop, black licorice and razzle berry CS with some PP from the Carta Bella Cool Summer 6x6 paper pad.  I used the MFT circle STAX Die-namics to die cut the circles.  I stamped the sentiment on MFT black licorice ink.  I used the Deconstructed Sketch #96 for my inspiration.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Winner of the "Dirty Girl" Blog Candy!

I was in the mood to give away a little blog candy to celebrate that I am one of the new "Dirty Girls" for the Splitcoaststamper Dirty Dozen Design Team.  Thanks to everyone who popped by to leave a comment!   

Here's a reminder of the loot of crafty crack that one lucky person will win:


There She Goes Clear Stamps "Oh Snap!"
Stamping Bella's "Fairy Princesses by Mo Manning"
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Caroline"
Tiddly Inks "Happily Ever After"
The Cat's Pajamas "Tree-mendous"
My Favorite Things "Pure Innocence My Umbrella"
Whimsy Stamps "Bella Sole Special Delivery"
The Greeting Farm "Lovey Bean"
Your Next Stamp "Tree Trio Die Set"

And the winner is.................


Woot! Woot!  
Vickie, email me at kimoc21@gmail.com to provide me with your address so that I can get your winnings on the mail to you!     Congrats!

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MFTWSC124 - Go Confidently

Graduation time is upon us so I decided to use this week's MFTWSC challenge #124 as my inspiration to get a graduation card done for our babysitter.   

I thought that the sentiment from the new  Life's Directions stamp set 
was perfect for a graduation card.


I love the coverage of the MFT inks!  If you have not tried them yet, you must!  I use Momento tuxedo black for images that I will color with copics, but for sentiments,  I only use MFT inks now.  

Here's the sketch:

  





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!!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our MAY 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 available NOW! 

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!! 

We’ve also rereleased some of our favourite Retired Summer stamps….Eleanor, Florence, Jack and Mae which you can pick up right now! AND we’ve put our awesome BEACHY SENTIMENTS and MERMAID SENTIMENTS on special right now to coordinate with ALL of our new stamps!! 

Have you seen our new section…..KRAFTYSINGLES?? Well, we’ve had some people asking for some of our sets of stamps as single images…and while we can do it on an ongoing basis, we’ve split a few of them up for you but only while supplies last!! So head on over and check out which ones are up this week! 

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

First up is Sunnie!  



I stamped the image in Momento tuxedo black ink onto a PTI white CS base and colored her with copics.  I paper pieced her sarong with some PP from the Echo Park For the Record 2 Documented 6x6 paper pad and used a stip of the same paper for the top of the card.  I used a die from the MFT dotted scallop border trio Die-Namics to create the border and added some ivory jute.  

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E19, E18, E08, E02
flower - Y18,Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11, YG97, YG95
bathing suit - BV17, BV13, BV11
coconut - E57, E55, E53
sand - E34, E33, E31, E30


Next up is Lucas from the Totally Tubular stamp set! 


I stamped my image in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press It blending card.  I colored the image with copics and paper pieced Lucas' bathing suit.  Using a die cut from the Taylored Expressions could die duo as a template, I sponged some MFT berrylicious ink around the image.   I ran the MFT red hot CS panels through the Big Shot using the Chevrons 6x6 Embossalicious embossing folder by Crafter's Companion.  The PP  is from the Fancy Pants "Down by the Shore" 6x6 paper pad. I matted with MFT black CS and used an MFT sweet tooth CS card base.  I stamped the sentiment in MFT black licorice ink.

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E47, E37, E35, E53
tube - Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11
beach ball - R59, R29, R05, B26, B24, B23, YG17, YG13, C1, C00
sand - E34, E33, E31

Saturday, May 18, 2013

7 Kids College Fun Blog Hop featuring Dandelion Designs



The 7 Kids College Fund design team is bing you a blog hop today featuring adorable stamps from Dandelion Designs!

I played along with the "Friend to Friend" stamp set. 


I stamped my image onto X-Press It blending card with Momento tuxedo black ink ad colored it with copics.  I added some Queen & Co. washi tape to the top of card. I popped the image panel up with foam dimensionals and layered it on to a white card base.  

Hop along and leave some blog love for the designers as you do for a chance to win 6 stamp sets from Dandelion Designs!  In honor of the hop, we are offering 10% off all Dandelion Designs products!  
Use the code DD10 at check out!



KKS179 and Sneak Peek of "River"

Welcome back to Day FOUR of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps May previews!!! We are back with three more of our sassy BEACHY GIRLS for you today! Just wait 'til ya see!

We've also got a new challenge for you today! Lots of fun stuff happenin' at the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge blog!!

Today we have the last three stamps from our BEACHY GIRLS collection to show you! Just wait 'til you see how the Krafty Girls have used them!! We've got MARGARITA, RIVER and SUNNIE to share! It's another incredibly fun release!! You will love it!

This will also be the last set of stamps from Annie for a little while as she's taking a bit of a hiatus from stamp art at the moment. And as she's taking some time off, we are THRILLED to finally be able to share a BIG SECRET with you!!! Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is super excited to tell you that we will be introducing TWO new artists to the KKS family next month!!! We're not going to tell you who they are just yet.....but you may recognize their style.... and their names!!! Teehee!!!

There are lots of amazing creations on today's hop in combination with this week's challenge!! The lovely KAREN 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 SUNNIE stamp, as featured on Karen'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 who have goodies to show you today and while you're visiting their blogs, be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN a package of today's stamps!! Woohoo!!!

ALL of our MAY stamps will be available TONIGHT at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! We'll be celebrating 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!!


I am playing along with the new "River" stamp set!  


I stamped my image in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press it blending card. I colored ehr with copics  and  cut her our with the MFT circle STAX Die-Namics  using the went with the "out of the box" technique. Using a die cut from one of the clouds from the Taylored Expressions cloud die duo as a template, I sponged some MFT berrylicious ink around the image.  I paired some MFT lemon drop and sweet tooth CS with some PP from the Fancy Pants "Down by the Shore" 6x6 paper pad,  I used the MFT fishtail flag STAX Die-Namics for the sentiment panel.   

skin - E11, E21,E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E35, Y21, Y20
hat & boots - R59, R29, R24, R05
vest - E44, E43, E41
bathing suit - Y17, Y15, Y13
tackle box - G29, G46, G43
fishing rod - E57, E55, C2, C1

I am also entering this card in the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #184.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peeks - Leilani

Welcome back to Day THREE of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps MAY previews!!! Now how CUTE were those sets by Cheryl Alger yesterday???  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 night!!! Go HERE to get all the details!!!

Today we have THREE of the new stamps from our BEACHY GIRLS collection!!! We'll share the other three tomorrow! Oh these gorgeous images will really get you in the mood for SUN and SAND!!! 

Check out all the sweet designs by the Krafty Girls featuring GABBY, JACQUIE COUSTEAU and LEILANI!! It's another incredibly fun release!! You will love them!

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

ALL of our MAY stamps will be available TOMORROW night at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! We'll be celebrating tomorrow evening 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!! 


Introducing Leilani!


I stamped my image in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press it blending card and colored her with 6x6 copics.  I paired some PP from the Fancy Pants "Down by the Sea" 6x6 paper pad with some MFT black licorice and tangy orange CS.  

skin - E13, E11, R01, R00, R22, R20
hair - C9, C7, C5, C3
skirt and leaves - YG17, YG15, YG13
top - R59. R29, R05

ConGRADulations!

It's There She Goes Again week!   All week long on the There She Goes blog, we have been looking back at some creations made in the past by the Trendsetters featuring previously released stamp sets.  Today we are breathing some new life into those older sets by showing off some NEW creations!  

I chose to ink the ConGRADulations stamp set.


I stamped my image onto X-Press It blending card in Momento tuxedo black ink and colored her with copics.   I stamped the cap and sentiment in MFT blacklicorice ink.   I matted with MFT black licorice CS and mounted on an MFT sweet tooth CS card base.  I added a bit of ribbon to embellish.  

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E29, E25, E21
cap and gown - R59, R29, R24, R05
shoes - C9, C7, C5

Now head on over to the There She Goes blog to see what my fellow Trendsetters have cooked up this week!  

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peeks - Totally Tubular

Welcome to the MAY Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Today we are excited to share TWO super cute new sets by artist Cheryl Alger!!! Check out these fabulous summer sets!!! They're called.......SHELL ME A STORY and TOTALLY TUBULAR!!

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 all the details about how you can join us RIGHT HERE!

All the Krafty Girls listed below have lots of super FUN 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 SHELL ME A STORY or TOTALLY TUBULAR 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 summery stamps we have to share with you! And ALL the new stamps will be available on Saturday night at the KKStamps Shop!!


First up is Lexi, my favorite of Cheryl's characters: 


I stamped the image onto X-Press It blending card in Momento tuxedo black ink and colored it with copics. Using a die cut from the MFT wonkey scallop border Die-Namics for a cloud template, Isponged some MFT berrylicious ink around the image,  I added some grass with the MFT grassy edges Die-Namics.  I usedmy the MFT circle STAX to cut out and layer my image.  I paired some MFT sweet tooth and black licorice CS with some PP from the Carta Bella "Cool Summer" 6x6 pad.  I created the flower using dies from the MFT blueprints 3 Die-Namics.  

Next up is sweet little Lulu:

I love how Sassy she looks wearing her big 'ol sun glasses!  I stamped the image onto X-Press It blending card in Momento tuxedo black ink and colored her with copics.  I added some Diamond Glaze her sun glasses and used a white gel pen to add the polka dits to her swim suit.   Using a die cut from the MFT wonkey scallop boder Die-Namics for a cloud template, I sponged some MFT Berrylicious ink onto the MFT smooth white CS.  I used some PP from the Carta Bella Cool Summer 6x6 paper pad fo the waves.  I tore some MFT kraft CS for the sand.  For the son, I used a die from the MFT blueprints 1 Die-Namics.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

"I'm a DIRTY GIRL" blog candy give away!

Did you hear my big news?!?!
I have been invited to the SplitcoastStampers Dirty Dozen Design Team!  
Yep!  I'm officially a Dirty Girl!  I've joined the "Dirt Pile" of some pretty amazing designers!  

I made a little somethin' somethin' to celebrate........with a donkey, of course! 


I inked up the There She Goes "Ba Donkey Donk" stamps set.  I paper pieced the balloons which are from the Tiddly Inks "Flying High" clear stamp set.  The sentiment is from the MFT a la mode Martinis on Me stamp set.  

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Now, how about a big 'ol blog candy give away to celebrate?   
I've got some goodies from some of my favorite stamp companies up for grabs!


Here's what's included:  

There She Goes Clear Stamps "Oh Snap!"
Stamping Bella's "Fairy Princesses by Mo Manning"
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Caroline"
Tiddly Inks "Happily Ever After"
The Cat's Pajamas "Tree-mendous"
My Favorite Things "Pure Innocence My Umbrella"
Whimsy Stamps "Bella Sole Special Delivery"
The Greeting Farm "Lovey Bean"
Your Next Stamp "Tree Trio Die Set"

All you need to do is beco me a blog follow AND follow my 
Come back here and tell me you're done so!  A winner will be chosen this Sunday!  
Good luck!  


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Chloe

I feel like spring is FINALLY here in the Boston area.  So, I decided to color up a spring time image to celebrate.   This is Chloe by Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps


skin - E11, E00, E000
cheeks - R20, R30
lips: E04, E02
eyes - B24, B23, B21
hair- Y20, Y21, Y23, Y24,E35
shirt -B24, B23, B21, R59, R29, R24, R05 
pants:  E44, E43, E41, R59, R29, R24, R05 
basket - E35, E34, E33,E31
apples - R59, R29, R24, R05, E47, YG97, YG95, YG93
grass / flowers - YG97, YG95, YG93, YR16, YG15, yellow Stickles 



Monday, May 13, 2013

TSG207 - Moving On

This week on the There She Goes blog, it's a theme challenge and the theme is "Moving On."   I made this card using the Scent-sational stamp set to say goodbye to a co-worker who is moving on to new adventures:



Skunk - C9, C7, C5, C3, C2, C1, R20, R20
glower - Y08, Y04, YR23, YR18, YR16, YR15, YG17, YG13, YG11
Foreground - E44, E43, E41, YG17, YG13, YG11


To be eligible for the giveaway, create a NEW card or project using the moving on theme, 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 this challenge post. This challenge is open until 11pm EST on Sunday, May 19th. The winner will be announced on the following Monday (May 20th). 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 TSG207 so we can check out your beautiful work!


Saturday, May 11, 2013

KKS178 - So Proud of You

Happy weekend!  Come and play along with the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps challenge.  This week we are challenging you to get sentimental!

I am playing along with Tessa Tassel and I designed the card around my town's school colors.


I stamped the image onto X-Press It blending card in Momento tuxedo black ink and colored her with copics. I use dthe MFT fishtail flag STAX Die-Namics for the sentiment panel.  I stamped the sentiment in MFT black licorice ink.   I used some MFT sweet tooth,black licorice, and red hot CS.  I ran the red hot CS through the Big Shot in the Darice chevron embossing folder.   I added some black rhinestones to embellish.

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  Sheri Willshire 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 KKS178 if you upload to an online gallery like Splitcoast Stampers!

Don't forget to check out this week's FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS with several of our fave stamps and stamp sets on 30-50% OFF, but just for the weekend!!

  


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

MFTWSC123 - Namaste

Did you enjoy the May MFT release?! I had a blast guest designing  and though the release has come and gone. I am happy to hang on to my guest designer position for one more day by playing along with the MFT designers for the MFTWSC123 challenge!

This time I am playing along with the Pure Innocence Serenity stamp set.


I stamped my image in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press It blending card and colored her with copics.  I paper pieced her top.  I paired some grapesicle and black licorice CS with some PP from the My Mind's Eye "So Sophie" 6x6 paper pad.I used the large button die from the Blueprints 1 Die-Namics and added some black hemp cord.   I used the fishtail flag STAX to create the sentiment panel and I stamped the sentiment in black licorice ink.  I added some little black rhinestones to embellish. 

Here is a close up and list of the copics used to color the image:


skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E47, E37, E35,E53
pants - V99, V95m V93
shoes - C9, C7, C5

Here is 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 MFTWSC123 to the Gallery at Splitcoaststampers. Entries for this week’s challenge will close on Tuesday, May 14th at noon EST.


7 Kids College Fund's "Anything but a Card" challenge

Well, the 7 Kids College College Fund's"Anything but a Card" challenge came just in time to get me going on some token gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week.  

I made these cute jumbo post it note holders using the MFT a la mode "An Apple for Teacher" stamp set.


Here's another view:


I stamped the image in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press It blending card and colored her with copics.  I paper pieced her shirt with some paper from the Farm House "Fair Skies" 6x6 paper pad.  Thegreen paptterned paper is from the MME "Notable" 6x6 paper pad.  I paired it with MFT hot fudge,red hot, and smooth white CS as well as some Bazzill Card Shoppe peanut cluster CS.  I used the MFT Die-Namics fishtail flag STAX to create the sentiment panel.  I embellished with a few silver brads.   

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E47, E37, E35, E53
skirt - E47, E44,E43,E41
shoes - E47, E43
apple - R59,R29, R24, R05, E59, E57, YG97, YG95, YG93

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.