Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy Anniversary..Happy Anniversary- sing it with me!!!


**please note this is my second post for today, pls scroll down for my Oh Alice card**

Happy Anniversary...HAAAPPPY ANNIVERSAARRYYYYYY.......hope that you aren't reading this first thing in the morning and my singing gave you a headache or worse...made you spill your cup of tea!! If so my apologies but I am just bursting with happiness and pride that my BSF Kimmie's stamping company- Kraftin' Kimmie's stamps is one year old!! In celebration I used one of Steven's new Miles stamps Birthday Friends and made a gift card holder. The green slot you see in the second picture is where you slide the gift card. I designed this project for the hugely successful Kraftin' Kimmie stampalooza we had last Saturday and I'm not just saying this because I made it but the ladies LOVED IT and it went over well.

Okay cue the dreamy sounding music...I still remember the day we were in her car and she made me promise to keep a HUGE secret....then she paused for what seemed like forever...and then she shared after I clutched my heart dramatically that she was starting her own stamp company. THUD!!!! Good thing I was already sitting down as let's face it...it's a dream many of us crafters have and she had the guts and courage to follow that dream and make it come true! And while she talked about her plans and goals and the steps she had already taken I was honestly just wondering if she was going to let me be on her Design Team....hee hee. I started practising my puppy dog eyes in my mind to be ready for whenever the subject of DT came up. We excitedly spent the whole ride talking about her new venture and what the name would be. I am pretty sure I am the one who thought up the name...(not really but it really makes her angry when I make stuff up so I do it all the time *giggle*). It's pretty much all we talked about for the next few months and I loved when she would send me artists she was finding to see what I thought of their work. And when Annie's images came along.....another huge THUD!!!!! Yep Love at First sight for that girl's mad skills!

Anyhoo...now that I am boo hoo'ing with happiness let's get on to the details of today's hop with it's special guests. And don't forget to leave a comment at each blog because there is candy hidden along the way!

We are celebrating in several ways….first of all, our challenge this week is to create a Celebration card! You can celebrate a birthday, an anniversary, graduation or even celebrate friendship! Whatever you feel like celebrating, just join in our challenge and ONE lucky stamper will win stamps from our OCTOBER release!! Yep!! That’s right….these images haven’t even been released yet and YOU could win some, so be sure to join in!! You have a week to play along!  

Also, the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Shop is having a SALE!! Assorted images from all of our four lines of stamps are on sale from now until Monday, October 4th, so scoop up some for yourself or for gifts!!

Lastly, just wanted to give you another reminder to be sure to leave a comment on each and every stop along the hop because some lucky stampers will win some stamps!! Woohooooooo!

Okay, so if you are already hopping along you would have came from Tracy's blog (that girl is F.U.N!!) and your next stop after me is my good friend Krista who is going to teach me how she colours her cheeks on her images very soon!



53 comments:

StampinCathy said...

Your card is so adorable and so is your singing! Happy WCMD too!

Shaela said...

what a great birthday card! thanks so much for sharing :)

Rosa Witten said...

So cute! Love those mice. :)

Shirley said...

Love your card....

Michele Boyer said...

So VERY cute, Andrea! I love your fancy fold!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

This just fab!

Lilian said...

Super cute card!

Anonymous said...

Love the New Mice and cupcake.
Neat that the cupcake has 1 candle
for the 1 yr. celebration! A really
nice card!

Joanna McDonald said...

I failed to leave an identity! I
had said that I love the mice with
the cupcake.A very good job and it
is neat that the cupcake has 1 candle for 1 yr.! Joanna McDonald

Joanna McDonald said...

Love this new stamp!You did a GREAT
job.

Jenn Joncas said...

I absolutely loved this project Andrea!! It was nice and quick and soooo useful!! I am thinking of copying it and doing some Christmas ones with a Christmas Miles stamp (:
I love your story about Kimmie telling you her plans!! You're too funny (:

Hugs!!!

cardmaking bird said...

Another gorgeous card!!! I love your start up story, can't believe KK is only a year old but on the other hand, it's gone really quick! Marie xx P.S. I couldn't leave a comment on Tracy's blog x

Lorraine said...

aww this is so sweet love the papers xx

Amanda R said...

How cute is this! Simple yet so well put together, great job!

Ms. Jen said...

Hey sweetie! Love your celebration card. I've missed you lately!

Mona E said...

Happy Anniversary! Love your cute card! The stamp is just so cute! Have a nice weekend. Hugs...Mona

fi's cards and crafts said...

this is fantastic!!

Fi
x

fi's cards and crafts said...

fab card.

fi
x

Lorraine said...

Your card is adorable and your story sharing was hilarious! Thanks for sharing!

Shazza said...

a great card x

Patricia said...

So cute card i love it =P

Julia said...

what a cute card :-)

Karen Mar said...

Andrea, You are right, we loved making this card on Krafty Day and I have made several since. Thanks for the inspiration. Congrats to Kimmie and of course "You" as prima DT, on the success of Krafin'Kimmie.

LouLou Shive said...

Love your card!!! Thanks for sharing and the blog hop!!! I am loving this.

darling Ho said...

These mice are so cute .:)

♥Rach♥ said...

Fabulous image and bday card, love it!

Steph said...

This was one of my favourite cards from last week! I love it, and look forward to using the layout for Christmas cards! Thanks so much.

Jaye Jaye said...

Your card is so cute! Love the mice!

Cassie_lu said...

love the way the card opens up.

miskyla said...

Nicely done!! Really like this card!! :)

Janine said...

Cute card - singing was quiet in UK.

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

What an adorable card! Perfect for Kimmie's celebration! Loved your story about the start of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, especially the part about you coming up with the name LOL!!

scrappintlc said...

What a fun colorful card.

Toni K said...

What an adorable card! I just love them mice!

Céline et Nathalie said...

it's a so cute celebration card
céline

Cyrillia said...

Thats really cute. Good work!

chrilvian said...

great card

Melissa said...

Andrea - I love this card, love the stamp, your coloring, the paper you used...how about EVERYTHING? SO cute! Congrats on a year of fabulousness...here's to many, many more!

Tracey said...

Love this card Andrea! So adorable!! Definitely cuter to see it in real life!! ;) xx

Brenda said...

Super cute card!

cdm317 said...

Awesome card!

Lisa T said...

Cute card! You are so lucky to be Kimmie's friend and to be on her DT! I *love* her stamps!

Ronda Archangelo said...

Awwww...love it!!

Anonymous said...

That was a great card, I loved it. Thanks Karla

P.S. I purchased 6 copic markers, so fun.

Loreal Blondi said...

Yammy Cake!

Loreal Blondi said...

So happy Card :)

beadz said...

Congratulation on one year! Hope you have many more successful years! Your card is so cute!
hugs,
Gini

Cyrillia said...

That's really cute!

Mary said...

What a fun image and card.

Katarina said...

What a sweet card. Good to know that there are other stamps than the wonderful girl stamps.

Minnamanna said...

So cute card,
love your colours!
Hugs, Minnamanna

Berenice R. said...

Super cute card :)

Paula said...

This is a lovely gift card & I like the way it is so colourful & bright - a good bit of fun with a lovely surprise when the recipient opens it....
Loved hearing your tale too.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/