I wanted to post some of the cards I have made recently that I haven't had a chance to post. I have been knee-deep in apple cider and mistletoe but no SNOW!!! I mean I thought I lived in part of the snow belt but we are lucky to get a small dusting and have it melt away fairly quickly- I need me some snow for Christmas! I am hearing about other areas in Canada with tons and tons and I just keep hoping some comes our way- and it is welcome to stay until Jan 2nd ;). I am ready for Christmas, even have all the presents wrapped...so not like me. It will be weird having a relaxing Christmas and not wrapping till the wee hours in the am on Christmas eve.
Here is a card I made with Drucilla from Kraftin Kimmie stamps. I made it for my hubby for the big V-day. We don't do much for that day but we do like to exchange cards and they have to be home-made. Yep the Main Man even makes one for me. They are the sweetest paper disaster you ever saw lolz!!!! I love Drucilla and honestly this saying is hilarious!!!!
Well I get some good stamping time in the next few days inbetween baking and eating. I hope you also have a great Christmas season! xoxoxo
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
It's mid-month in December so it's time for the Andrea and Kimmie card kit release at Scrappingreatdeals. My card uses Josephine from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps which are one of your stamp choices in the kits. You can also choose the ooh soooo schweet Daddy's Little girl stamp from K.K. stamps...I have both...I can't resist. If you want to see a card made with Daddy's Little girl head on over to my partner in crime Kimmie's blog by clicking here to see her creation. What I found so fun with this kit besides the images is the amazing paper from Bo Bunny we used and the clear buttons. I used my circle punches and cut out some of the matching DP and used it behind my clear buttons to give the card a fun look. I also used some of the self-adhesive pearls to add the bling at the bottom of Josephine's skirt. I added the lovely ruffled ribbon across the middle of my card and had to double up on pop dots on the image to make sure it cleared the ribbon- so yummy. Here are the kit contents:
Kimmie and Andrea’s December Card Kit
1- Josephine from Kraftin’ Kimmie stamps
1-Daddy’s Little Girl stamp from Kraftin’ Kimmie stamps
6- 6x6 papers from Bo Bunny Love Bandit collection
6- 6x6 Bazzil Card bases (some bling!)
½ yard of ribbon (scrummy chocolate ruffled ribbon)
So head on over to ScrappinGreatDeals to grab yours before they are sold out!!! Have a fantastic day!
Friday, December 11, 2009
Oh Josephine.....you be all bling bling baby!!!! I am honoured to be the hostess for this week's challenge over at Kraftin' Kimmie stamps. Click here to go to the blog and read more details and see what the dt has created this. Can you say eye candy! These ladies are soo talented I am honoured to be on a team with them. If you would like a chance to win Josephine yourself all you have to do is follow the challenge details and use sparkles, glitter...anything with bling! And don't forget to add the keywords KKSC10 if you upload your creation to an online gallery, so we can all see them!!
Quick details for this card. I used Basic Grey DP, May Arts Ribbon, lace, crystals, copics and I paper pieced the skirt. Funny story--now---.. I paper pieced the skirt first then I was colouring sweet Josephine. My E00 ran out and I had to refill it. No problem..refilled and started colouring again THEN apparently I over-filled the marker and it threw up extra ink all over my image. After spending 30 mins paper piecing it I was devastated. I then had the idea to cut out the skirt and and glue into on top of my newly stamped image. So I paper pieced what I had originally paper pieced lolz!!! I then painstakingly added glue section by section to the fumes coming out of her potion bottle and added the different colours of glitter. The card took awhile to make but I am happy with how it turned out.
I hope you like Josephine- she's one of my absolute favourites!! Take care and enjoy the creations today!
Monday, December 7, 2009
I have only used digi stamps a few times but I love the ones that Whimsie Doodle offers. Because I am an awesome enabler you can find them by clicking here, lolz!!!! I used some of my cherished Purely Pomegranate card stock and ribbon and paired it with some My Mind's Eye colorful Christmas which I picked up at my fave store www.scrappingreatdeals.com and oh I got the snowflake Martha Stewart punch there too. This digi is called Snow friends and was offered for free to their Papercraftplanet members but I missed joining while it was offered HOWEVER I had to have it so I bought it. They are super cheap so I didn't bother finding ways to justify the purchase to myself. FYI- if you ever need help justifying a craft purchase I am really talented in that area and I offer this skill up for free to my fellow crafters tee hee!!! I added some snowflakes, glitter and polar white flower soft and then stopped before I went into embellishment overload. Sooo easy to do and I am prone to it. Many times my friends have had to yell at me to walk away from a card before I add so many embellies that it would cost $10 to mail and likely won't stand up without tipping hee hee.
If you are not one of my subscribers you may want to check back in as I will soon be offering some schweet blog candy to celebrate Christmas. I already know there will be some adhesives and some Kraftin' Kimmie stamps- yep I said some not one :). I am gathering up some more stuff to make it awesome! If you want to become a follower there will be extra chances to win. I am trying to build my blog readership back up after moving here from Typepad. I kinda feel like I have started a new school in a different city and I am making up a new circle of friends with the support of my old friends who came along already (luv you guys :).
Btw...I want to share some pics of my friend Jen while we tried to figure out how to use the Bow Easy...as you can see if was so NOT easy to follow using their explanation and thankfully I found this video (click here) and this lady made it easy...Jerri Kay you saved me from going absolutely insane!!! Thank you!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
This week's challenge is to make a gift card holder for Kraftin Kimmie stamps. Click here to go to the challenge blog to read more of the deets and see what stamp is up for playing along this week. I used what I like to call the gift card 'classic'. This is the first style I learned and it is super easy. You take a piece of paper cut in a square or rectangle shape (cut it the same size as your card or close to it) and then cut it down the middle to make it into a triangle. You then put adhesive close to the edge of the paper on two sides of the triangle on the outside edges of the card leaving the inside adhesive free. This creates a pocket for you to slip a gift card or cash to help complete the card. I used Maxwell to decorate this card as it's for one of my nephews and Maxwell seems like such a cool dude.
I hope you get a chance to play along and have a great weekend!!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
I made this card from a Bella image my friend Judy gave me awhile back that I was hanging onto until this time of year. Luckily I found it today as I usually tuck it away until the season and then lose it and don't find it till the season has passed lol!!! Please tell me someone else does that tee hee. It was just a quick and simple card using what I think is last year's holiday collection from MME and lots of stickles. Scrappingreatdeals carries Bella's, MME paper and stickles and is having a massive anniversary party and sale. Read on for the info PLUS and hubby shopping night info below that to help get what you really want for Christmas.
Happy Birthday To Us!! - Save 20% Storewide!!
It's been ONE full year!! Oh my gosh, can you believe it .... our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of having the store is here!! Join us in an all-day celebration here at Scrappin' Great Deals!!
Saturday, December 5th: 10am - 5pm!!
Free make and takes ... demos ... cake ... goodies ... refreshments ... all day long!
LOADS of door prizes, including a CRICUT machine!!
Every 30 - 45 minutes we will be drawing for door prizes!! We are giving away TONS of stuff!!
When you come on Saturday, enter your name - you do not need to be present to win
(must be 10 years of age or older to enter draw)
Our talented designers will be on hand offering FREE make and takes from 10am - 5pm!! Join Kimmie, Angie, Andrea, Rose, Carol, Kim, Marie, Cheri & ME for a day full of fun!!
Whether you come at 10am or 4pm - there will be FREE events happening!!
All shoppers; both online & in-store, will receive a 20% discount off all regular-priced merchandise!!
this is valid until Sunday, December 6th @ midnight!!
To redeem online, enter the code ONE-YEAR (all cap's) into the coupon box
(coupon box is located at the bottom of your shopping cart)Men's Night at Scrappin' Great Deals!!
Oh and love this!!!! Check out the info below on their men's night. Send them on over and not only will they help him fill your wish list but they wrap it for him too- we make it soooo easy for them don't we ladies lolz!!!
Men's shopping night..
Ladies, fill out your wish lists & send your partner on over! Don't worry, we'll tell him EVERYTHING you need!
Thursday, December 3: 5pm - 8pm
Thursday, December 10: 5pm - 8pm
Thursday, December 17: 5pm - 8pm
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Good morning to you all! I woke up today to find snow on the ground finally. I was beginning to wonder if I lived in Canada after all with the warmer weather we have had till now. I have been able to just wear a sweater outside most days which is crazy! I have to say I love snow up until just after New Year's then...well it's time for it to go. Nothing beats spending an afternoon with a hot drink, good book and being able to watch big fat fluffy snowflakes coming down. bliss...
Today Kraftin' Kimmie stamps is hosting the weekly challenge over at Papertake Weekly. You can click here to go on over and enter for your chance to win a 'bundle' of Kraftin' Kimmie stamps- schweet! I have to say I am finding more and more inspiring challenge blogs to help the ole mojo trucking along. Here is my take on the sketch and I used Shy Emmylou. I also used one of Kimmie's cheeky new sayings because many of my sweet nieces look at me like this before they fess up to something or sweet talk me into doing something with them and I am a puddle in their wee hands lolz!!!
Hope you have a winter fun filled day!