Glitter Challenge - Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

Welcome to the weekend everyone and another challenge with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps! I'm hosting the challenge today and my topic for today's challenge is GLITTER!!! Now.... I don't really like to play with "real" glitter because I tend to make a mess so let me explain what I did lol.

I'm starting off my card by stamping my image from the Fairy Loved stamp set onto Neenah white cardstock with copic friendly ink. Then I colored with my copic markers and fussy cut ... yes I said fussy cut... it out. 

For my background, I used a piece of Canson watercolor paper and started randomly applying some teals and purples to my background using the wet on wet technique. What that means is I wet my paper then got my brush wet , dipped it in the paint and applied it to the wet paper. This allows the watercolor to move around a little more. I'm no pro at watercolor but I love the effects it gives. 

Once I was satisfied with my background, I took it down to the basement and heavily sprayed it with Glitter spray. You need a well ventilated room for this because this stuff really stinks. It's really hard to capture in the picture but it just sparkles in real life! I also die cut some clouds from some gold glitter paper and added to my sky. I'm using an A2 size cardbase to add my watercolor panel to.

Finally I added my image to the background with some foam squares to separate it a little from the sky.

Copics Used
Skin - E04-13-11-21-00
Hair - E79-25-33
Shirt - RV19-17-14-13
Leggings - BG18-13, V04-01
Wings - BV01-00-000

Submit your glittery design for your chance to WIN! You have until Friday, April 6th to enter this challenge! Keep in mind, all entries are welcome but you must use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp in order to win.
Each Saturday we post a new challenge and you can enter as many times as you like!!! And each submission during the month will enter you into the monthly prize which will be....
a $40 gift voucher to spend in the krafty shop!!! 

Be sure to hop on over to the Krafty Shop this weekend because our FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS are up with FOUR of our amazing stamp sets on 40% OFF! Some of these sets will NOT be restocked in the future so it may be your last chance to snap them up!
Can't wait to see your krafty kreations!! Happy stampin'!


Hello Bluebird!

Finally getting these cards blogged. Have you seen/heard of Hello Bluebird? I have just recently discovered them and I must say ADORABLE!!! I fell in love immediately! I snatched up a couple sets to play and the quality of these stamps is amazing and the dies just as awesome.

I could't wait to color up these sweet elephants from Elephant friends stamp set. I stamped them out onto Neenah white cardstock with copic friendly ink. I colored them up with my copic markers and die cut them out with the coordinating dies. I couldn't decide which one to use so I added them all to a card ! 

(sorry the picture is a bit bright lol ... I was trying out some new lights)

The stamp set I played around with is Jungle Littles. These are so sweet and cute and so many elephants to create different scenes with.

I opted for the little monkey hanging on a vine. I had to do a little masking to get it to look like his tail was behind the vine. 

These sets also come with some adorable sentiments and I just love these font on them! 

For this card, I cut out a circle from a piece of brown pattern paper so it looked like a window. I also stamped the sentiment on a banner I cut from white cardstock. 

I hope you'll head over and check these out. So many more stamps set that are on my wish list! 


Stippled Flowers - Gina K Designs

I am absolutely in love with this new stamp set from Gina K Designs. It's called Stippled Flowers and it's just such a gorgeous set! 

I've seen quite a few techniques done with this set and some I've experimented with but for today's card I used my good ol' copic markers.

Now don't faint or anything but I actually did some masking on this card. If you are a follower of me you know I'm not fond of fussy cutting but I just couldn't resist. I created masks for my flowers so I could stamp them in the bottom corner of my card with copic friendly ink. Then colored with my copic markers. 

I trimmed my cardstock down to 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" because I didn't want to have a ton of white space. Then I layered my cardstock and ended with a 4" x 4" base. I also use the Boho Flower stamp set to stamp and die cut the word YOU and heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on black cardstock. 

I hope you enjoyed today's card. I've really been having fun playing around with different techniques that I hope to share soon!

(I'm also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge) 

Copics Used
BV08, V17-15


Gina K Designs Release!

Happy Friday everyone! I just wanted to pop in and share the new release from Gina K Designs.  I've been playing around a lot with her inks and flower stamps and absolutely loving them! I'll have some posts up soon with them but wanted to share the newest release!

I definitely scooped up the You Make Me Smile stamp set which is the first one I have shown at the top! I also have the wreath builder set and stippled flower set which is what I've been playing around with. Gina has some great videos on these sets on Stamp TV. I'll have videos up soon too on what I'm creating! I highly recommend checking these out. The wreath builder is seriously a game changer and has been in high demand so scoop it up while you can! 


Fired Up For Your Birthday! Pink & Main

Welcome back everyone ! I combined two of my favorite things ... dragons and a galaxy background. 

For my card, I'm using the Fired Up stamp set from Pink & Main's  latest release. I stamped my image onto Neenah white cardstock 80lb with a copic friendly ink and colored with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating die to cut the image out .

I created my background by ink blending Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Black Soot distress oxide ink onto Bristol Smooth cardstock. I spritzed with water and dabbed up with a paper towel. Then I took some white paint and a little dab of water onto an acrylic block, mixed and flicked the mixture onto my card with a paintbrush. 

My card base is a piece of light grey cardstock. I trimmed a piece of white cardstock down to 4" x 5 1/4" and layered my galaxy background on top of the white panel. I think this helps the galaxy stand out more. My sentiment is also from the Fired Up set in which I white heat embossed onto black cardstock and trimmed down. Then I just adhered everything to my card front. 

I'm such a fan of dragons and galaxy backgrounds so I was super excited how this came together.


Newtons Easter Basket - Color Challenge #68

Happy Monday my crafty friends! Today is (sadly) my last guest designer post for Newton's Nook Designs. It has been absolutely amazing showcasing their products this month and I want to give a big shout out "THANK YOU" to them for me inviting me. You will still see me posting on my blog using their products because I love to color up those images and play along with their challenges.

Speaking of challenges, today's card is playing along with their color challenge #68. There is still time to play along. Visit the Inky Paws Challenge blog to find out all the details and a chance at winning some goodies! 

I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock cut to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and ink blended using Mermaid Lagoon and Squeezed Lemonade distress oxide inks. When the blue meets the yellow it creates a green so I could meet the colors in the challenge. Then I spritzed with water and dabbed with a paper towel.

Next, I cut this frame from the Frames & Flags die set. I lined up where this would be on my card front and stamped my sentiment which is from Newton's Easter Basket stamp set. For my images, I stamped them onto Neenah White cardstock with copic friendly ink and colored with copic markers. There are coordinating dies you can use to cut these images out.

My distressed panel is added to an A2 size cardbase and then border panel on top. Next, I adhered my image of Newton in the egg with a tape runner and Newton in the Easter basket is attached with foam squares. 

I hope you enjoyed today's card ! 
Copics Used 
R85-8 1
Newton - YR24-23-21
Basket - E79-57-35-31


Let Them Eat Cupcakes! Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Color Along

Happy Monday! I have some fun things to share today including a coloring video featuring Kraftin Kimmie Stamps! I'll be coloring up an image from Let Them Eat Cupcakes stamp set. Seriously how fun does that stamp set sound? You can pick up your own stamp set over at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.

For my card today, I stamped my image onto Neenah white cardstock with copic friendly black ink. Then colored with copic markers. I cut out my image with my Scan n  Cut machine leaving a little bit of a white border.

Next, I used a piece of neenah white cardstock cut down to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and lined it up in my Scor-pal. I put one corner at the top, tiled crooked and starting scoring every 1/2" across the card. This will give a fun embossed look on the other side. 

I'm using an A2 size cardbase that I will layer with a piece of Lawn Fawn Sunflower cut down to 4" x 5 1/4" . Then I will trim down my embossed panel to 3 3/4" x 5" and layer onto the yellow. I will take a sentiment from the Let Them Eat Cupcakes stamp set and heat emboss onto a black piece of cardstock.

To finish the card off I'm going to add a few jewels around the card front using some Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and my jewel picker. I also take my Nuvo shimmer pen and add a little shimmer to the muffins/buns.

Copics Used
Skin - E04-11-21-01-00
Hair - E59-57-35
Pants - B37-14-12
Buns/Muffins - E25-33-30
Pan - C3
Shirt/Shoes - YR18-15, Y15
Apron - R85-83-81, BG09-05-02

You can view the video down below or HERE on my channel.


Hello Spring - Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

Welcome to the weekend and another challenge with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps! The challenge today is Easter ! When I think of Easter ... I think of Spring ... and when I think of Spring I think of warmer temperatures ! And let me tell you I cannot WAIT for warmer temps! 

Today's card is using these sweet bunnies from the Hello Spring stamp set. I stamped them onto Neenah white cardstock with a copic friendly ink and colored with copic markers. Then I fussy cut them out (gasp! I know right?! ) 

For my background I'm using Kraft cardstock that I cut from the Frames & Flags die set and attached to an A2 size cardbase. I also used a piece of plaid paper from the Summer Plaid Paper Pack that I layered with white cardstock and added to my card front. 

I also used the Picture Book Sky Background with white cardstock and before I attached I lined up where I wanted it to go and stamped my image using the Misti tool. Once the sentiment was stamped, I could then add my Picture Book Background. I kept the clouds that were die cut out and added them back in with foam squares. 

I finished off the card by adding my sweet bunnies! 

Copics Used

Be sure to visit the Kraftin Kimmie Blog to play along with us for a chance to win an amazing prize! 


Pink & Main Misti Blog Hop

Welcome! Welcome!! Pink and Main is joining up with My Sweet Petunia for a fantastic blog hop! There are going to be so many amazing creations along the way so be sure to hop along with us and of course there are PRIZES!!! Two lucky commenters will be chosen to win one of two prizes: a $50 shopping spree to My Sweet Petunia and a $50 shopping spree to Pink and Main. Wowzers!!! 

You must leave your comment no later then April 1st and the winners will be announced on April 3rd on the Pink & Main blog and also the My Sweet Petunia blog

For my project today I really wanted to do some cool technique because I've seen others do them and they look like so much fun! What I ended up doing was creating a very simple card and showing you how I use the Misti stamping tool. It's very simple - I use it to stamp. ha! I know that sounds simple but honestly it's the best tool ever! I will NOT stamp without it. 

A quick flashback. I used to do Close To My Heart. I did it all including workshops, parties, the whole kitten-kaboodle. My biggest problem was .... stamping. If it didn't stamp right, you had to try and line it up or stamp again. Very frustrating. I actually quit stamping for a while. Then I discovered the Misti. This has allowed me to stamp my images in the exact place I want them and if it doesn't come out crisp the first time, I ink up and stamp again! It helps me line things up straight so no more crooked sentiments (unless operator error lol) Be sure to check out my video down below and I'll show you how I use it! 

Ok enough babble - on to my card! 

I'm starting off with Neenah white cardstock and the Four Point Star stencil from Pink & Main. I lightly ink up my 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" panel with Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch distress oxide. I'm leaving a little space for my image in the corner.

Next, I load my panel into my Misti stamping tool and stamp this sweet mouse image into the bottom corner. To get nice, crisp black lines, I ink up my image once more and stamp again. Because I have my paper and stamp in the same place, I'm able to stamp again without worrying about my lines not matching up.

I did go back and line up my stencil to add a little bit more ink and make it closer to the umbrella. Then I colored my image with copic markers. I'll load this panel back into the Misti, holding it down with the magnet. 

The creative corners is another amazing product from My Sweet Petunia. I'm going to take one of them and line up one edge with the bottom of my card. Then I can take my sentiment and butt it right up against the top of the creative corner and my sentiment will be perfectly straight. I can even double check with the pre-etched lines on the door of the Misti. I will also double stamp this sentiment in black ink so it stands out against the background.

To finish off the card, I'm going to add the panel to an A2 sized cardbase and add a few Glossy dots from the Birthday Girl collection.

Copics Used

You can view my process in the video down below or on my Youtube Channel.

Here's a list of the complete line up in case you get lost along the way. Next on the stop is... Ceal Pritchett .

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy hopping!!  

C.C. Designs - Gnomey!

I can't get enough of this little Gnome from C.C. Designs! He is just the cutest! 

Today's card I started out with creating a background using a cloud stencil and Mermaid Lagoon distress oxide ink. Then I cut the grass from green cardstock using the Garden Die set. I attached the grass to my cloud background and ran through my die cut machine with one of the Stitched Rectangle dies. This was a little tough with so many layers but I got it through (but I don't recommend it lol) 

I also cut two more layers for my card using the Rectangle die with a piece of blue cardstock and white cardstock. 

For my images, I stamped them onto Neenah white cardstock with some copic friendly ink and copic colored my images. Then cut them out using the coordinating dies. 

I added my images to the card to create this fun scene. This adorable sentiment is also from the Gnomey set which I stamped right onto my cloud background with Versafine ink. 

Be sure to check out the new release from C.C. Designs! It's over-the-moon amazing! 

Hat - B39-37-34
Skin - E13-11-01-00
Pants - E59-57-35
Shirt/Mushroom - R46-24-05
Watering Can - N6-4-2

Challenge 85 - Your Next Stamp

It's a bittersweet post everyone! Today is my last card for guest designing with Your Next Stamp. It has been absolutely amazing and Karen sent me the most wonderful package of products to work with! If you haven't had a chance yet to swing on by Your Next Stamp website be sure to head over and check them out! 

Challenge 85 is going on right now over on the Your Next Stamp blog. This one is a sketch and color challenge. You can use either/or or both to play along! Be sure to visit their blog for more details how to play and a chance to win an awesome prize!

I chose the sketch challenge for my card today using this adorable new stamp set Countryside Cuties. I start out by cutting some Neenah white cardstock using the Scalloped Rectangle die. I did a partial die cut which means I didn't run the entire piece through the machine so I only got the top scallop cut then trimmed off the excess to measure 3 3/4" x 4 1/2" . 

I'm stamped my scene from the Countryside Cuties stamp set onto the Neenah white cardstock using a copic friendly ink. Then color with copic markers. 

I'm also going to use this beautiful pattern paper from the Summer Plaid paper which I'm in love with! 

I'm attaching both of my panels onto an A2 size card base to complete the card.

A big huge Thank you to Your Next Stamp for inviting me to guest this month! Such a pleasure! 

Copics Used
Pink - R85-83-81
Yellow - R38-32
Gray - C2-1-0
Purple - V17-15-12
Fence - E49-47-37-33
Grass - YG05-G09-YG13-17
Sky - B0000

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