Saturday, April 30, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Weekly Challenge- I smell Spring Flowers...

I'm the hostess for this week's KKS weekly challenge and I am feeling Springy so I challenge you to use 'May flowers' on your card. We have been  having lots of April showers so I felt it only fitting that May flowers make an appearance here and thankfully also in my garden.

Flowers and today's Royal Wedding make me think of England's wild garden's and of course the faeries I know are flying around in them. So on my garden card I have flowers and a fairy. I coloured up Isabelle and used one of my fave colour combos pink, white and teal. I embossed a piece of wax paper with my swiss dots cuttlebug folder and then cut out my flower using Tim Holtz's tattered flowers. Layered some more flowers, added some crystals and then topped it off with icing..I mean some tasty crinkled ribbon.

Come play along with us today at the KKS challenge blog and also see what else the Krafty girls have created to show some May flowers!

Cheers, Andi

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie stamps plays with Cute Card Thursday Challenge blog

Kraftin' Kimmie stamps is this week's sponsor over at the Cute Card Thursday challenge blog so if you do yesterday's challenge plus this one you have so many ways to win some schweet KKS stamps. I also had time to play along with this one and I used one of the new Dress Up kids- Chef Sheldon on my card today. For the CCT challenge its an easy one- just pick your favourite past CCT sketch. I used this older one above and changed the circle to an oval. Cause that's how I roll ;).

So pop on over to the CCT challenge blog for the full instructions on how to play along and have a wonderfully crafty day!

Cheers, Andi

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie stamps and CPS are playing together...

Card Positioning Systems is one of the TOP go to sketch sites for me and many of my crafty friends. Not only do they feature a new sketch each week but when you play along you are also entered to win a prize from that week's sponsor. This week its Kraftin' Kimmie stamps turn to be the hostest with the mostest! I used this week's sketch above to create a card showing up the hilarious Krafty Quote by Gloria Steinem. My youngest read it and was quite puzzled at first. She said 'but don't need bicycles?' and when I replied exactly she thought about it for a min and then her face lit up when she got it hee hee. What a smart cookie! I am teaching them that they don't NEED a man to be happy but it is wonderful to find one that they WANT to spend their lives with.

Deep thought eh?

Yep I have had 3 cups of super sized teas today and I am on a roll! LMBO!

To see more details about playing along hop on over to the CPS challenge blog and see more samples from Krafty Girls and also the CSP design team. Uber talents over there ladies! Enjoy! Andi

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Chocolate bar treat wrapper tutorial featuring High Hopes stamps...

Today I am featured over at the High Hopes stamps challenge blog showing how to make this candybar wrapper. I learned how to do this years ago following a tutorial I learned from splitcoaststampers.

I used Blowin' Buddy Bear to decorate my wrapper and some of the flower stamps from HHS. To see step by step instructions hop on over to the High Hopes Stamps challenge blog and see my picture tutorial. I hope you enjoy it and maybe even try one yourself today!

Cheers, Andi

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter to all of you!

Happy Easter to you and your loved ones today! We have had a wonderful family filled weekend here at our house and we were so happy to share our Easter morning and egg hunt with my sister and her daughter who we haven't been able to see for about a year and a half. A lot of laughs this weekend let me tell you. And already feeling the chocolate overdose but I am soldering on lol!

I am sharing a card I made today using my beloved Whipper Snapper images. This one is using Ester Bunny and I spent about 2 hours colouring this image just enjoying the blending and shading and using all these fun colours. You can always tell when I love an image when I go overboard on how long it takes me to colour it lol! Some patterned paper and my lovely new to me dyed seam binding ribbon and voila- a bright cheery Easter card.

Well just a quick hello from me today as we are heading out to share a dinner with some of our favourite people. Cheers, Andi 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

KKS challenge- make it Frilly..

This week's KKS challenge is to add frilly ribbon or lace to your creation. Easy for me as I rarely don't put ribbon on my card. I made this card in between visiting with my sister and my niece who I haven't seen in a really long time. I wore my sister out and she had a nap and gave me a chance to create. I made this card with my fave Pink Paislee paper that keeps popping up on my cards and one of the great new April Kraftin' Kimmie quote stamps by Lucille Ball. Some lace, silk ribbon and bam- frilly lacy loveliness hee hee!

To play along with us and read the full challenge deets hop on over to the KKS challenge blog and see all the rest of the frilly creations that the Krafty Girls have created.

Just a quick post from me as I actually now have all 3 of my siblings here- something that hasn't happened in years! We can't stop laughing and eating great food together. I hope you all have a lovely Easter Weekend filled with blessings, family, friends and good food. Oh and lots of chocolate of course...dark chocolate ..
Cheers, Andi

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

High Hopes Stamps challenge- Bunnies, Bears and Balloons...OH MY!

Bunnies, Bears or Balloons...OH MY! This week's challenge reminds me of one of my fave movies The Wizard of Oz and the famous line "Lions, Tigers and bears...oh my!". I used the brand spanking new stamp 'Sitting Buddy with a balloon' on my card today and was able to use Bear and Balloon for the challenge. 2 out of 3 isn't pretty good I think! I used the following colours on the bear- E42, 43, 44, 47 for those of you who are interested.

Want to play along with us to win some High Hope stamps? Hop on over to the HHS challenge blog to see the full deets and to also see lots of HHS Diva samples to help get your mojo fired up today!

Cheers, Andi

Sunday, April 17, 2011

April Kraftin`Kimmie Stamps is here!

As you’ve seen over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have AMAZING new stamps for you to play with this month! We have some beautiful FAIRIES just in time for spring, from Annie Rodrigue! There are some more adorable Dress Up Kids from Steven Leary and we have a super fun new set of Krafty Quotes for you as well as seen on my card for today!!

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, as well as 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!

Now the next stop on the hop today is the talented Krafty Guest.....Jenny!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

KKS Weekly Challenge....BINGO!

Krafty Girl Tara has thought up the most amazing and fun challenge for this week...BINGO!!! Whoa....get back here...I see you all running off collecting your troll dolls and bingo daubers but you won't need them for this kind of bingo. Which is kinda good because I have no idea where I put my troll doll all those years ago ;). Probably with my scrunchies, leg warmers and walkman. I still say it was a good look eh ladies...hee hee

Tara's challenge is fun and simple. You choose a row on the bingo card and your card must somewhere include all items in that row. For mine it was dry (or wet) embossing, ribbon or twine and buttons. Easy Peasy lemon squeezy! Hop on over to the KKS challenge blog to see the bingo card and the rest of the fairy sneak peeks. Amazing job ladies!

Also on my card is Annie`s newest line for KKS...her mini fairies. I am in love. Yes I realize I fall in love with crafty items fast and easily but these girls...they own my heart. I am such a fairy girl as shared in my first sneak peek this week. Didya like how I slipped in that forshadowing hee hee. I am feeling a wee bit tricky myself this week. This adorable cheeky fairy is Clarabelle and I cannot get over her cayuoote butt! I went a bit different and gave her green skin so hubby calls her my alien fairy. I used the following copics if you are interested in using this look-
G40, 82, 94
BG05, 07, 09, 10
V20, 25, 99

Friday, April 15, 2011

KKS Sneaky Peeky Day 2- Dancing Dylan is going to flutter into your heart

Tell me this little cutie doesn't melt your heart! She is named after one of my favourite little people- Angie's daughter Dylan. She and her sister are just so cute and so funny! Whenever I go to Angie's house I love to get those 2 talking and hear them tell me funny stories about their parents and family. I 'may' pry a little bit just to hear them chat about things from their perspective then I try hard to keep a straight face and act all serious hee hee!

To switch things up Steven Leary made all kinds of little people for this month's release. They remind me of Fisher Price peeps personally and I love them for it. All the DT are sharing Steven's art work today so you will see lots of 'mini's' as you hop around. The full list of DT showing cards can be found at the KKS Challenge blog.

Are you loving the peeks so far? Excited for the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps release this Sunday? If you think you are in love now just wait to you sell all the new stamps. I have a bad case of rubber lust!

Cheers, Andi

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps April Sneak Peeks....

Today is the first day KKS is sharing sneak peeks of the cute April stamps being released this Sunday. Today all of the KKS Krafty Girls and Guests are showing off some amazing quotes from the soon to be released 'Krafty Quotes #3!' set. For all of the links to the Krafty girls who are sharing peeks today hop over to the KKS challenge blog for the full list.

I decided to work with the uber cool Katherine Hepburn's quote first. That woman rocked! She was such a rule breaker for her time. Smoking, pants and well....the affair thing *cough cough*. She broke rules and stood proud refusing to give in to what society expected her to be like. While I may not agree with all her choices I applaud her desire to stand tall and be different. 

When I picked this quote to share today I wanted to give it a fairytale look because believing in fairy tales goes against 'the rules'. This amazing Pink Paislee paper and accessories from SGD is perfectly perfect! I mean cause heaven forbid if as an adult you profess a belief in Faeries. Which is funny because when you travel to most places in the world other than Canada and the USA you will find grown adults do just that freely. I for once was not a total 'nutcase' for not wanting to give up on one of my fave childhood beliefs...that if I just looked hard enough and fast enough I would catch one of them looking at me before they ducked away. With the love of fairies I see all over crafts in blogasphere I am pretty sure I have other rule breakers in my corner who in a small place in their heart still think that one day if they turn their head in time while walking in the words we will see one flying by.

Cheers, Andrea

Saturday, April 9, 2011

KKS Weekly Challenge and IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!!

Yep today is my birthday. I am turning 40. Phew. I said it. I don't feel 40...I don't think I look 40...I certainly don't ACT 40....not that I know what that age looks or acts like but I still picture me as this young cool hip chick and only when I look in the mirror am I shocked to see who is staring back lmbo! I am excited to be spending the day in crafty heaven with some good friends so just a quick post from me today so that I can get back to acting like a spoiled princess hee hee!

Today's KKS weekly challenge is a sketch. I used Diana which is one of the latest releases and is actually named after Kimmie's mom who just adores children. So I made her adopt me. Cause I act like a child ;P.

To play along with us today hop on over to the KKS challenge blog to see the sketch and also to see more delicious cards from the Krafty girls to get your mojo flowing!

I hope you have a perfect Saturday and have a cup of tea for me today!
Cheers, Andi

Thursday, April 7, 2011

It is time for the High Hopes Release blog hop!

It's here! Today marks the day that High Hopes stamps has released it's newest collection of Dustin Pike's and Laurie Furnell's amazing images for you to buy. To celebrate we are having a blog hop so make sure you visit all the Diva's blogs and leave a comment for a chance to win some amazing blog candy,  High Hopes Stamps of course! You never know which Diva has the surprise candy so be sure to visit each one.

My hop card today is using the sweet Sitting Kitty with posey and Nautical Patch Puppy. I had to use them both together as I couldn't decide which one to feature.

Also our 'Spread the Word' candy is still available until Saturday so make sure you read all the deets on the HHS blog to see what you can win..and buy of course!

If you have just started hopping your first stop at the beginning is Tanya and if you have already been bee bopping along then your next stop is Alie. Don't both of them just make fantastically incredible creations!

You can find a list of all the retailers that carry HHS on the challenge blog and also on the HHS own store website. I grab mine at SGD in Komoka ON Canada and if there is a High Hopes Stamp you don't see that she has let her know and she will get it for you! Then of course there are all my amazing 'virtual' friends all over the world who also carry HHS and many are on the DT so we got you covered!

Canada- SGD and Paper Romance
Australia- Stampin' Stuff

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I know time's been a 'draggin' since yesterday's High Hopes Stamps sneak peek..

I know I's been PAINFUL waiting for the next High Hope Stamps preview so I just couldn't keep you waiting any longer hee hee. Here is one of Dustin's Dragons with an adventurer flair. I had SO MUCH FUN colouring him! I used my copics and just dotted. That's it, no small circles, no brushstrokes or flicking...just dot dot dot. I actually remember what greens I used which is shocking for me hee hee- G40, 82, 85, 94, 99. I think he looks all scaly and texturized- hope you do too! He's all ready to go looking for treasure or maybe lions..or if he is like my nephews then its yucky bugs that make Auntie screech a little bit and ask you to stay at least 20 feet away lol!

All the High Hopes Divas are sharing Dustin's Dragons so pop on over to the High Hopes blog for all the DT links. They are blazingly good!

Cheers, Andi

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

High Hopes Stamps- it's challenge time and new release sneak peeks!

Aren't sneak peeks so much fun! This week's HHS challenge is to make 'one for the boys'. This new release has TONS of images great for the males in our life and this cute robot is one of them. I am IN LOVE with robot stamps. I hadn't paid them much mind other than thinking how cute they were till they crossed my desk and one card in and I am hooked. I can't wait to make more cards with these and colour them up in different colours. Even my hubby commented on how much he liked my card- now that is high praise indeed lol!

I used Jen Del Muro's awesome April sketch to shape my card and I can't thank her enough, this sketch is awesome and will be used time and time again.

To play along with us and win some stamps hop on over to the challenge blog and even better see more fabulous sneak peeks!

Come back tomorrow for another preview before our big release on Thursday!

Cheers, Andi

Saturday, April 2, 2011

KKS Weekly Challenge- We are seeing stripes!

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Will YOU be attending SCRAPFEST in Kitchener on April 8&9??? Come see Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps in booth #220 for lots of fun!!! We've got gifts with purchase, sales, Gimme Kimmie Kits and more surprises! You'll meet several of the Krafty Girls and you can watch them bring Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps to life with their amazing colouring! Please note that this will be a Cash Only event for us. Can't WAIT to see YOU!!!

Happy Saturday everyone! This week's challenge has us seeing stripes over at the KKS challenge blog. I used more of my new Bo Bunny Gabrielle paper (I may need to buy up the entire stock of this line I love it so much) with the DELICIOUS Brigitte stamp. I know I have already shared one card made with her this month and I just can't get enough of her! I'm not sure if it's her bathtub, her hair or her skinny legs I want the most hee hee!

Before you hop on over to the challenge blog to see this week's deets and to feast your eyes on more stripey goodness I would love to take a moment and welcome FIVE new members to the KKS Krafty Girls for the month of April!!! These ladies submitted back in February to join us and we are so happy to have them along! Welcome Amanda, Deborah, Jenny, Krista and Tangii! Congrats on being chosen ladies- woot woot!