Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A New Challenge at Tiddly Inks: Fabric!

Hey, all!  I'm back today with a new challenge at Tiddly Inks!  I know, I say this everytime, but this one REALLY is a good one!  The challenge this go round is to use fabric on your card.  It can be in the form of fabric scraps, ribbons, flowers, etc.  I was getting ready to toss an old pair of jeans in the garbage bin, but decided to hold on to them for Strategic Card Making Purposes...lol!

I trimmed myself off a good long strip and fringed one side to create a border for my card.  I thought the blue jean accent went perfectly with Whatever.  She has such a haughty attitude, doncha think?  The strip of lace is a nice contrast to the denim and sort of lends itself to the naughty and nice theme that Whatever seems to portray.  You can find Whatever and tons of other fabulous images in the Tiddly Inks Shop.  

You'll want to drop by the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog today and check out the amazing artwork of the other Tiddly Inkers.  Truly spectacular!  Be sure to enter the challenge and drop your name into the hat to win a couple of images from the shop.  Lots of new stuff over there!  Also, don't miss Christy's blog!  She always has something super cool to share.  Okay, kids that's it for me!  Catch you next time!  Until then, stay  crafty!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Challenge #117 at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: Sketch

Hey, all!  Welcome back!  You've arrived just in time for the start of the new challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  This week, we're asking you to create a little something using the sketch pictured above.  I know I've said it before, but I can't help saying it again...I LOVE a sketch challenge!!!  Sketches take eons off my card making turnaround time.  With a sketch, I can easily finish a card in 2 hours as opposed to my usual 4 hours.  Now that IS something to celebrate ;D

For my card, I dug a bit into the archives and pulled up this older image called Agnes.  Agnes is super cute and makes me really hanker for a hunk of cake...lol!  Find Agnes and plenty of her friends in the shop.

Pam is our hostess for this week and she has used Coffee Crusader on her fabulous card.  If you enter the challenge and are randomly selected as this week's winner, you too will be able to add Coffee Crusader to your KKS collection.    

Speaking of the Krafin' Kimmie Shop, there is a hella awesome Frugal Friday Special going on right now.  There's a handful of stamps available through Sunday for the incredible discount of 40% off.  Head over there right now, click the Deals, Deals, Deals link and you'll see the 6 images that are on special.  Don't dilly dally, because Sunday will be here before you know it and the sale will be over.

Okay, folks!  I've got to skedaddle, so until next time, stay krafty!            

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Sweet Tweet

Hey, there!  Back today with a card featuring a sweetheart of an image by Christy Croll at Tiddly Inks.  This is Wryn and Wren - Too Tweet and I just love her!  I've used her before, but definitely couldn't pass up making another card with her.  Find Wren and all of her friends in the shop at Tiddly Inks.

Also, see that yummy ruffled gray ribbon on the side?  That was a little gift from my buddy Carlene at Pinkscrapper's Boutique.  Check out Carlene's boutique and you will be amazed at her selection and very reasonable prices.

Okay, I need to keep this quick, 'cuz it's getting late and I'm becoming less and less of a night owl these days.  I'm actually getting between 6 and 7 hours of sleep each night which I understand is pretty normal.  I was getting anywhere from 3 to 5 hours, which was actually okay, but an additional 2 or 3 hours feels soooo luxurious in the mornings ;D  I am totally digging it...lol!  Go figure.

Nighty night!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie's February Release

WOO HOO!  Today is Sunday...finally!  That means all of the fabulous images we've shown you this week during February's Krafty Peeks are officially available in the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!  What better way to celebrate than with a Krafty Hop!!!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of amazing new stamps from all our artists!  We've got something for everyone!!  Lulu is back from Cheryl Alger...we know how much you love her!!  So we have a new set called LULU AND FRIENDS!  We also have TWO fantastic sets of feathered images from Emilie Goulet called TWEETS AND TWITTERS 1 and TWEETS AND TWITTERS 2!!!  And of course we have an amazing new set of six SUPERHEROES from Annie Rodrigue!  And don't forget the perfect new set to work with ALL your stamps....IN STITCHES!!

You will get to see most of the images today as you sit back and enjoy our FEBRUARY Krafty Hop!  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 these incredible 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 and waiting to be added to your Krafty Collection!

And don't forget about the Gimme Kimmies Kits available for those of you who "who need it all"!  The stamps are grouped together by artist and are available at a discount, but only for a limited time!!

You have a lot to see today, so let's get back to hopping'!  You should have found your way here via Sharon's awesome blog, where you were undoubtedly "WOWed" with something wonderful!  Your next stop is Emilie's blog!  YIPPEE!  The artist herself!  You're in a for treat!!!  Or should I say...TWEET...lol!

I'll see you next week with something new.  I picked up some incredible TH tools today that I need to get a feel for, so hopefully I'll figure them out and be able share what I learned.  Oh, whatever, could they be?!?!?!  Hehe!  Catch ya later, stay krafty ;D

February's KraftY Peeks: Day Four!

Hey, there!  It's Saturday, Day Four of February's Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmies Stamps, and time to reveal Annie Rodrigue's latest and greatest designs.  I think they're "SUPER"!  That's right!  Annie has come up with a line of Superheroes and you are going to simply flip when you see them!

I have used Super Star on my card.  Isn't she fabulous with her perky haircut and awesome cape?!  Super Star will be available in the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop starting tomorrow and you'll be able to pick her up in addition to all of the other wonderful images being released this month.  Better yet, how about winning some free ones?  Start at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Blog and leave a comment on each of the DT members blogs.  Two lucky commenters will be chosen to each receive 3 of Annie's images!  Lucky ducks!!!

Be sure to join us tomorrow for a very special release day hop.   Until then, stay krafty!

Friday, February 17, 2012

February Krafty Peeks: Day Three!

Hey, everybody!  Welcome to Day Three of Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  I know what you're thinking.  You're thinking, Cheryl can't count, because yesterday I said it was Day One of the Krafty Peeks.  As it turns out, I experienced a momentary lapse of sanity, because Day One actually took place the day before when the In Stitches set was introduced.  Of course, yesterday we showed you the sweet new Lulu's.  And the fun keeps on going, because today we have brand new designs from Emilie Goulet.

This month Emilie has created two new sets with whimsical bird themes, Tweets and Twitters 1 and 2.  My fun owl image is part of set 1.  Isn't he a hoot!  I absolutely adore Emilie's creations and this one is no exception.  You'll find Emilie's new images available in the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop along with the other new designs starting on Sunday.

In the meantime, who's up for some free stamps?  Start at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Blog and make the rounds, leaving a comment on each blog as you go and Kimmie will randomly select a winner from the comments, to receive all of Emilie's new stamps!  WOO HOO!!! 

Okay, I better scoot, but come back tomorrow for Day Four of the Krafty Peeks, because we will be showing you Annie's new designs and let me just say, they are "super"...hehe!!!

Until then, stay krafty!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

February Krafty Peeks: Day One!

Hola, Krafty Peeps!  Welcome to Day One of February's Krafty Peeks!  Today we're sharing the new set of Lulu's created by Cheryl Alger.  This month's set is called Lulu and Friends and you'll find Lulu stirring up some fun in the kitchen, singing in the rain, and snuggling up with Teddy.  I think there is a little bit of Lulu in all of us ;D  You'll be able to find this set along with all of the newly released February images in the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop beginning Sunday.    

Want to snag a free set of Lulu and Friends for yourself?  Easy peasy!  Just visit each team member's blog and leave a comment.  Kimmie will select a random winner from one the commenters.  Somebody has to win, why not you?  Plus, you won't want to miss a single creation by the DT; start at the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog and be sure to make the rounds.  Fabulous stuff, I tell ya!  

Wow, this post seems really short.  What have I forgotten?  Oh well, come back tomorrow and we'll debut Day Two of February's Krafty Peeks.          

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Challenge #115 at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: Pearls and Pins

Hey, there!  It's Saturday and time for another fabulous challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  This week our Hostess Extraordinaire is Sandie and she is asking us to feature Pearls and Pins somewhere on our cards.  I must confess, the only pins I had on hand were the corsage type pins you find in the wedding section of the local craft store.  They're not very exciting, so I tucked them in behind my ribbon where they are hardly noticeable.  I know, what a cheater, I am...lol!  It makes me want to buy a bunch of those long hat pins and fancy beads to make my own snazzy pins.  Hmmm, better add those items to my "must have" list ;D 

For my card, I colored up Judy.  Isn't she fun?!  She's very sweet, but looks like she might have a bit of a mischievous side to her.  I just love all of the images created by Annie Rodrigue.  Don't you?  Each character has so much personality.  If you're a big fan of Annie's, tune in next Wednesday (Feb 15th) at 6pm EST and watch the creation of a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp from start to finish.  You'll see Annie in her creative glory start with an idea and develop it into an inked image.  Pretty exciting stuff!  Here'a  link...it won't be live until 6pm EST next Wednesday.  In the meantime, you can sign up to attend the event on Facebook here.  

One more thing before I go...there are 6 KKS images that are part of this weekend's Frugal Friday promotion.  Head to the shop and click on the Deals, Deals, Deals link to see what they are.  This is the perfect way to grow your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps collection!  All the glory and none of the guilt, because they are such a great price!  

Okay, I better scoot!  Catch ya next time with something new.  Until then, stay krafty!    

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A New Challenge at The Octopode: Valentine's Day

Hola!  It's finally Friday.  I thought it would never come!  Actually, part of me thinks it arrived too soon, as I didn't even complete a fraction of what I needed to get done this week...and part of me thinks it took its sweet time showing up, as I am hankering to spend some R&R with my family and friends. 

One of the things I DID manage to do this week was create a Valentine's Day card for The Octopode Challenge Blog.  When Lily first introduced this Day of the Dead Bride and Groom, I absolutely knew that I would be using them on a card.  They.  Are.  Fabulous!  You can find them in The Octopode's Etsy Shop along with tons of other wonderful images.

Stop by the challenge blog to see what the DT came up with for Valentine's Day and be sure to join the fun by linking up your own Valentine's Day themed creation.

I'll be back tomorrow with a new challenge from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  Until then, stay crafty!           

A couple of new Wryns at Tiddly Inks!

Hey, there!  I hope this post finds everyone doing fine.  I'm just popping in for a wee bit to share a card using one of Tiddly Ink's newest Wryn images...Howdy Cowgirl.  Oh my goodness!  She is just full of cuteness and as soon as I saw her, I had to color her.  I added some grass and flowers at her feet, because I'm sure she is planning on taking that pony on a gallop through a field of wildflowers somewhere.

Stop by the Tiddly Inks shop to pick up the images from the Wryn collection and don't miss Christy's blog.  She is featuring fabulous samples by the DT showcasing these adorable images.

Stop by tomorrow and I'll share a couple of items featuring images by The Octopode and on Saturday I'll have a little something that I created for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  Until next time, stay crafty!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Challenge #114 at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: It's Kimmies Birthday!

Welcome to Saturday!  Not only is it my FAVORITE day of the week, but this weekend there is cause for celebration all weekend long!  The one and only, Kimmie from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps had a birthday just yesterday and she is in such a generous mood, she has an incredible sale going on RIGHT NOW in the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!  YES!  Kimmie has put over 100 images on sale reducing their price by 41% or $4.10 (she just turned 41...lol)!  BUT you'll need to HURRY because the sale ends Sunday night!  

WOW!  That brings us to the latest challenge...this week we're asking you to create a Birthday Card in honor of Kimmie's big day.  The Hostess with the Mostest this go round is, drum roll please...KIMMIE...LOL!  Link up your challenge submission HERE and you could randomly be selected to win the fabulous image that Kimmie has featured on her wonderful creation.

For my card, I chose to color up Samantha.  She is sassy and confident and she really looks great in the color green...haha!  I have my Copic colors listed at the end of this post, if you're interested.  She is super fun to color and that flippy dippy hair just really steals the show.  Wish I had all that hair...lol!  

Okay dokey!  Here's a run down of places you don't want to miss...be sure to head to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Blog to see all of the wonderful birthday cards created for Kimmie by the DT, stop by the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop to take advantage of the Big Birthday Blowout going on through Sunday, and swing by Kimmie's personal blog to leave her some sweet birthday love!  You better get started...you have LOTS to do and see ;D  Until next time, stay krafty!     

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Strange Skin Blog Hop Today!

Hey, all!  Last week, I received an email from my Bombshell DT buddy, Alison, and she asked if I'd be interested in joining a hop to help introduce 4 new digi sets for Strange Skin.  I'm up for anything, so of course, I said yes.  The catch was, I wouldn't know what image I would be working with until it was sent to me.  No big whoop, I LOVE surprises...lol!  A few days later, I opened up my email and low and behold...there she was, Ivana, in all her kick butt, pistol packing glory!  This cuh-razy chica cracks me up!  Don't cross her, because she will put a cap in your tuches so fast, it'll make your gold-plated grill spin...LOL!  Ivana is part of the Heartbreakers Gang collection and all I can say is, "how appropriate"!   

It’s been quite a while since the dynamic duo (Pam and Jorge) of Strange Skin released some new images. But boy, has it been worth the wait! Today they are releasing 4, yes FOUR new sets that are all going to help you get your freak on. They’ve got something for everyone with this release, even if having a bit of the creep factor isn’t your thing. And trust me when I tell you, no one has images like these!

We have one heck of a hop for you today. There are gals from all different circles, using all different styles. And you are sure to love everything you see. The hop will of course start at Pam’s Blog, so if you haven’t gone there, please head on back to check her blog out. The complete blog roll is below. Leave comments at each of the stops and you could randomly be selected to win 2 images (Pam's choice) from the new release.  You'll need to comment on Pam's blog twice, once and the beginning and once at the end.  To shop the new images, visit the Stange Skin Etsy shop HERE. And don’t forget!!! Today is the last day that you can get ANY of their original digis for half price! Yup! 50% off of their original sets. The new release items from today are not included in the sale.  Here's the blog roll so you can get started.  Your next stop is Black Dragon where I'm sure you will find something fabulous waiting to inspire you :)

Cheryl <---Hola!