Saturday, February 26, 2011

It's Saturday so come play along with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

We are playing with scallops this week at KKS. I used one of the new quotes- "Love is a fruit in season at all times and within reach of every hand" by Mother Teresa. I stamped it on a circle then framed it with a scalloped nestie and also added a scalloped border to add more scallopy goodness to the card. I would have made scalloped potatoes too but I don't bother as no one can make them as good as my Grandma could.

If you love playing with scallops too come join us the at KKS challenge blog. As always Kimmie has shared some incredible samples from the DT to help get the mojo flowing!

Happy Saturday- Andi

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wanna play along with Cute Card Thursday!!!

Kraftin' Kimmie stamps is sponsoring Cute Card Thursday this week with a fun sketch! I am always happy to play along when we sponsor CCT as they have such fun challenges. And as a lazy crafter- I love me some challenge blogs with sketches! Here is my card using one of the new KKS Krafty Quotes. I literally had this sweet card made up super fast. There is nothing like making a fast card with a quote as a focal point- who doesn't love an inspiring quote?

I used my brand spanking new papers from the 4 new My Mind's Eye 6x6 packs. Ummm...can anyone say swoon! I love that they are double sided too. So if there is a pattern I am not fond off I usually like the opposite side. These new pads have been a mainstay in my crafting lately- I may even have to buy a second pad  of a few of the collection. I have never done that before- that is love! Of course to me it just justifies that I obviously made a smart purchase hee hee. Not that I can't justify all my purchases of course ;).

If you want to play along with us click here to go to the CCT challenge blog. You can win some stamps too as well as a sketch to get the mojo flowing.

Have a great Thursday!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

High Hopes stamps is making cards for the girls...

This week HHS Diva Debby is challenging us to make a female birthday card. I decided to make one for the grown up girls in my life. I chose BFF girls for my card today as I love these ladies. Why do I love them...cause they are not all skinny minnies hee hee. I love their body shape and I love their not perfect hair style. In fact mine usually looks like the girl on the left. I call it my Christmas tree look because my hair is flat on top them I have wild kinky waves that make it flare out at the bottom. I feel like a triangle hee hee.

I coloured these ladies up with my copics and then used some of the new Prima paper I snapped up today at SGD. I just adore Prima's dreamy paper lines. I know my butterfly paper looks like it is upside down because of the words but actually it had the script going both ways. It was only after it was all glued down that I realized how it looked. After trying to peel it off and hearing was there to stay lol! I added a layered flower, some ribbon and some stitching. By free hand of course using a marker as I forgot to stitch it before I had glued it down *sigh*. I would ask where my head was but I know was busy breaking up one of the bajillion arguments my kids were having today, Family Day holiday, in Ontario. They were the 'Bickerson's' so much so today that hubby and I snuck off for a hot drink (Tim Horton's Roll up the rim time people!) and the quick run in to SGD to see Sheila and Kim. Thanks for the mental break and laughter ladies!

So grab yourself a hot drink if you don't have one already and pop on over to the High Hopes Stamps challenge blog to see more yummy DT creations and to see how you can craft along with us to win! If you need any High Hopes stamps don't forget you can get them directly from HHS, SGD or Paper Romance and many more online stores.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie stamps is getting all sketchy on ya!

I know I say this each and every time but I love sketches. So a big shout out to Elaine who gave us this fun sketch to work with this week. I already love Elaine because she is so sweet and her colouring is insane! And giving me a sketch to work with...let's just say she moved up the ladder of love a few more rungs. Those of us 'card design challenged' live for sketches. Or my, I mean our cards all look the same lol. Okay...stop scrolling to my past posts to find all the cards with the same design lol!!!!

For my spring card today I used Buggy Full of Ducks which I actually had coloured a while back and held onto it until I felt inspired to make a Spring card- and Friday's weather totally made me feel like Spring!

If you want to play along with us hop on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie stamps blog to see the sketch we used, more DT eye candy and also this week's contest deets. (Pssst...I have it on good authority that this week's prize is the first set of Krafty Quotes!)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

It's time for the Krafty Kimmie stamps Feb release!

Junior Krafty Girl Katie's card

My cards- Andi

Today Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is releasing their new FEBRUARY images!

This month we are debuting a new line of stamps called Krafty Quotes!! These sets of stamps are perfect for scrapbooking or for the scrappier these stamps can be used as the focal point of your creation, or in addition to your coloured images! We’ll have a new set each month!

As you’ve seen over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, Annie Rodrigue is Rockin’ and Rollin’ this month with FIFTIES themed stamps!! There are seven images in the complete set and they are Danny, Fanny, Joanie (Katie's card above), Judy, Jukebox (above), Patsy and Richie!! Each one comes with TWO or THREE coordinating sentiment stamps!! Let’s go to the HOP!

Steven Leary is helping us shake off those winter blues by helping us to THINK SPRING!! Miles and Maisie and some new friends are playing in the springtime sunshine!!! We have Bicycle Miles, Catching Butterflies, Rainy Day Miles, Springtime Maisie and Springtime Bunnies (my other card above)!!! Stinkin’ CUTE!!

You will get to see most of the new images while you sit back and enjoy our Krafty Hop! You’ll see all the Krafty Girls, along with some very special Krafty Guests along the way!! If you want to start from the beginning, just head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog! 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 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! If you have already been following along your next stop is someone I am a huge fan of- Beate!!! Let's just say I am glad I am introducing her- not following her lol!

Again we’ve got ‘Gimme Kimmie’s Kits’ for those of you who just HAVE to have all the new images! We’ve grouped each line of stamps together and called them the ‘Gimme Kimmies Kits’!!! Instead of clicking on each image that you’d like, you only have to click once to pick up a Gimme Kimmies Kit AND it’s at a discounted price!! What could be better???

Saturday, February 12, 2011

KKS Weekly challenge- grab a pen and paper!

This week's challenge is so fun! My fave Stamper from Down Under - the Lovely and talented Donna (have you SEEN what that girl does with her pencils!!) has challenged us to follow a recipe for card greatness. Before I share the list here are my card deets. I used a black dotted bazzill cardstock. Some lucious black ribbon from Webster's Pages, some older designer paper from Fancy Pants, a button, some twine. And of course the star of the card- Judy! She is drinking a cherry cola looking all cute waiting for the dreamy boy to show up at the soda shop. Love her high heels with her cute shorts.

Now for the recipe. You can use 3 different colour cardstock, 2 different designer papers, 1 button and 1 ribbon. Then walk away. It's done.

To see more sneak peeks and other interpretations of this week's challenge click here to go to the KKS challenge blog and be prepared to get Krafty!

Cheers, Andi

Friday, February 11, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps sneaky peeky day 3- featuring Annie's 50's inspired images

Yo, wat's up? Okay that's all the cool talk I know. I am not really a cool cat so I am not hip to the jive on the latest cool sayings, word? There is a couple decades of saying mashed into one sentence lol!

Today's release we are showing off Annie's 50's inspired images. This is Danny (aka Arthur Fonzerelli to me). I coloured him up with my copics and used a larger spectrum of colours to try and create the shine that the motorcycle would have in real life. I am happy with the result! He is the PERFECT image for all my nephew's cards as the older ones are into motorcycles, fast cars, etc. Thankfully for this poor Auntie's heart they are still a couple years away from being able to drive any of them!

I am a sucker for 50's images- you should see what else Annie drew for this Kraftin' Kimmie stamps release! To check out all the cool cards sharing Annie's work today head on over to the KKS challenge blog.

Cheers, Andi

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie stamps sneaky peeky again- this time Miles is in town!

Today's sneaky peeky is featuring the loveable Miles. On my card I used Rainy Day Miles as I just can't resist a cute critter in wellies! All the Kraftin' Kimmie stamps Krafty Girls who are sharing peeks today are also using Steven's images so Miles is all over the web today! For more critter cuteness hop over to the challenge blog and see what else that Miles is doing this month. In fact he may have some other new friends for you to meet this month!

Cheers! Andi

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps sneak peeks- Introducing Krafty Quotes!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps has become known for their sweet, whimsical images that are so much fun to colour with markers, pencils and watercolours! But this month we are launching a new line of stamps that are headed in a different direction!

Today Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is debuting a new line of stamps that will appeal to both scrappers and stampers alike! The sets are called 'Krafty Quotes'!! Each month we'll be releasing a new set and each set will have four quotes which are larger in size than your average word stamps. These gorgeous sentiments are perfect to accent your scrapbook pages, your main card images or to become the focal point of your design!

This month, Krafty Quotes #1 features quotes from Audrey Hepburn, Louisa May Alcott, Lucille Ball and Mother Teresa!! To see more samples hop on over to the challenge blog and see what the DT has created! Cheers, Andi

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

High Hopes Stamps is making Valentines!

You have probably heard me say this a bajillion times but I love making Valentine's day cards! I am not into gifts for that day or anything but it is one of the few times a year when it is acceptable to pair Pink and Red together. Which I love. And I am not ashamed to admit it lol. Joining me on this pink and red creation is the super cute doggy valentine- 'No bones doggy'.

So you may be wondering- 'Hey Andrea- I thought your guest DT for HHS was over'. You would be correct. My guest spot ended and they offered me a permanent spot- yippee!!!!! Congrats also to Tanya and Kristine as they were my fellow guest DT members and they are also staying on. A warm welcome to Cathy and Alie and one of my fave artists Anna as they are our new guest DT members!

Want more Valentine eye candy? Hop on over to the HHS Challenge blog to see the DT's creations and also how you can play along with us and get in the mood for love.

Cheers! Andi

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is seeing Red....

This week's challenge over at the KKS Challenge blog is to use the colour RED in your creation. As I enjoy making Valentine's day projects this was easy peasy for me! I used some new My Mind's Eye papers that are a gorgeous kraft, black and red and then Raychel popped out of my stamp storage tray and confessed how she ADORES Paris and really wanted to be part of this card. I just couldn't resist those cupid's bow lips and agreed she would be perfect!

My first picture is just of the card with very little editing and the second image is Raychel with some vintage tints and fade added to help enhance the vintage look I was going for. I can't resist those photo textures sometimes! I figure it's only fair to show the card in it's 'normal' state as well though hee hee!

Well I am off to help Ms. Kimmie herself celebrate her big birthday! I get to hang out with lots of the krafty girls and colour the day away. And eat an insane amount of food I bet! Before starting your day head on over to the KKS challenge blog and see more red creations. Cheers! Andi

Thursday, February 3, 2011

It`s a Krafty birthday and a whole bunch more fun!!!

It`s Kimmie`s birfday woot woot!! Party like it`s your birthday baby! And because Kimmie is sooo nice she is sharing her special day with you. Read on!!!!

SALE: To celebrate the Big 40, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is having a SALE! You KNOW how much we love a SALE! Use coupon code BDAY and you will save.....40% on orders over $50!! Holy rubbah, Batman! That's right! But this sale is ONLY good for Feb. 3rd and 4th, so get shoppin'!

CONTEST: Have you ever thought that you might have what it takes to be a Krafty Girl??? Well, we're holding a contest and YOU could be the winner of a Krafty Girl Guest Spot for the month of April!!! Here's what you'll need to know:

Krafty Guest responsibilities:

- provide samples and post on your blog for 4-5 days of Krafty Peeks leading up to and including the Release Day Krafty Hop for April (mid month)
- join in all Saturday challenges for the month of April and post them on your blog
- samples must be submitted in a timely fashion and blog posts must be up on time

Krafty Guest will receive:

- a package of April release stamps will be sent to! you in advance of the release to play with and make samples with (top secret...keep them under your hat.....heehee)!
- you will get to be a part of the Krafty Girl yahoo group and hang out with the other designers for the month of April
- if local, you will get to join us in the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps booth at Scrapfest in Kitchener on April 8/9th
- you will receive a discount coupon code, to use during the month of your guest spot

To Enter:

- you will need to submit a card/project for every challenge during the month of February and link it up to the appropriate post on the Challenge Blog
- let us know that you are applying for the Krafty Guest spot position by sending us an email at and tell us a little about yourself, your crafting and include a link to your blog and and online galleries
- be sure that you can commit to the Krafty Guest responsibilities for the month of April
- EVERYONE is encouraged to apply....don't worry if y! ou've never been on a design team before.....we wanna see your STUFF!!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A new High Hopes card that "Toad-ally" rocks!

I am in love with a toad. I never thought it would happen but here I am. Can you blame me? I made this card for this month's SGD card kits. You get everything you need to make 3 copies of the card above plus 3 more cards in a different layout and colours. I also used the Martha Steward double scallop punch to create my ruffles. Click here to see more. But back to this card....I might give it to myself- is that too weird? Aren't we told to love ourselves so we can have more love to give others? Is that good enough justification hee hee?

Sorry, I would love to chat more but me and this guy have some more snuggling to do ;P. Andi