Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A New Video Tutorial: Skin with Copics

Hey, everybody!  I'm back with my second post for the day.  This time, I'm sharing a card and a Copic tutorial I created for the Color Me Copic Club.

If you don't already know, the Color Me Copic Club is a terrific group for folks who want to learn more about Copic Markers and build their collection of colors.  Beginners and seasoned Copic users alike, benefit from the club's resources.  Each month, members receive 6 markers that have been selected to round out their color charts.  They also have full access to a private Facebook forum where they share their art, ideas, and Copic tips and tricks.  It's a terrific community resource for all things Copic.

This month's tutorial features coloring light complected skin tones.  I have gone through a couple of skin coloring metamorphosis  during the past couple of years and I have to say, I'm really liking the phase I'm in now...lol!  Does that even make sense? ;D

In the beginning, I started out using 2 colors for skin, E00 and E000, and called it a day.  Then I discovered that adding a 3rd color, in my case E11, created slightly more depth, so I would start with E11 to create shadows, and then follow with E00 and E000 to blend.  Then I discovered that R20 worked well on other areas of skin and not just the traditional cheek color that I had been using it on before.  My current method looks like this:

  • Create very light shadows by using E00 on various areas of the skin
  • Follow by blending with E000 and overlapping the E00 slightly  
  • Create cheek color and more intense shading on various areas of the skin using R20
  • Follow by blending with E00 and overlapping the R20 slightly
  • Apply another layer of E000, overlapping the E00 slightly
  • Create very slight hard shadows by using E11 to outline the very darkest part of the shadowed area and do not blend.  E11 should be the final color application for the skin tone. 
My explanation may be sketchy, but if you watch the video it should make more sense.  Hopefully ;D

The image I used for my sample is called Betty by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  She's a lot of fun to color as are all of the KKS images.

Subscribe to the Color Me Copic Club You Tube Channel and you'll never miss a video.  If you are interested in becoming a member of the Color Me Copic Club, contact Carlene Pinkscrapper at pinkscrapper99@yahoo.com.  

Copics used:
skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
makeup - RV29 (lips), C5, C3, C1(eye shadow)
hair - E59, E37, E35, E31
outfit - RV29, RV25, RV23
stockings - C5, C3, C1
yellow details - Y15, Y11

Monday, January 30, 2012

A New Challenge at Tiddly Inks: Valentine's Day

Hola!  Thanks for stopping by!  Today is Tuesday, of which you are probably are already aware, but did you know that it's a Tiddly Ink's Tuesday?  Yes, that's right...every other Tuesday, Tiddly Inks announces their new challenge.  You're going to absolutely LOVE the theme this go round.  You guessed it!  Valentine's Day!  Create a card or project showcasing a Tiddly Inks image, incorporate the Valentine's Day theme into it, and then link it up on the TI Challenge Blog and you could be selected to win a $6.00 gift certificate to use in the TI Shop.  SWEET!

For my card, I used one of the Wryn designs, which I absolutely adore.  This one is called Wryn - Somebunny Loves You.  Isn't she the sweetest thing!  You can find all of the Wryns in the shop including this one.

Before you conclude your tour of Blogland today, be sure and stop by the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and check out the awesome creations of the DT.  Also, stop by Christy's blog where she might have a couple of new things to reveal...just saying'...lol!

I'll be back a little later to share a Copic tutorial and another card.  I've been a busy girl ;D  

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Challenge #113 at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: Handmade Embellishments

Let me officially welcome you to the weekend!  What's on your agenda?  How are you going to unwind?  Let me suggest joining the challenge this week at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  This week our Hostess with the Mostest is none other than Melanie!  You know and love her work!  She inspires us with her out-of-this-world coloring.  This week she is challenging us to hand make embellishments to enhance our card creations.

I decided to go with rolled flowers created with the Sizzix 3-d Flower die.  I folded back the pedals slightly before I rolled them up to give the flowers more shape.  I also sponged a wee bit of Mod Podge on the edges and added gold glitter courtesy of Martha Stewart.  That concludes the Handmade Embellishment portion of our programming.  You'll also notice, I included a picture of some fabulous trim I purchased at Pizzazz in El Paso, TX.  I tried talking my mom into buying some of this gorgeous stuff, but she said she could live without it...WHAT?!  I told her she'd be sorry that she passed on it, but she insisted that she didn't need it or want it, so I added this pic to my post to tease her a bit.  I think it is absolutely scrumptious!  It reminds me of a rich gold epaulette one might find on a military uniform.  And best of all, I think it suits my goddess perfectly.  

Speaking of my goddess, today I have used Artemis.  I love this image, especially that bow and arrow.  This chica looks like she is ready to kick some butt!  Find Artemis and all the other lovely Goddesses in the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop, along with the latest Lulu's, and the Kitty Kapers sets.  Speaking of Kitty Kapers, Melanie has used the image of the kitty getting his chin scratched on her card, so that will be the prize for the random winner of this week's challenge.  Also, you'll want to check the Frugal Friday specials while you're there and take advantage of those smoking hot deals, but you'll have to act quickly, because they're only on sale through Sunday.  AND...don't forget to stop by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Blog, where you'll find inspiration galore from the Krafty Girls DT.      

Okay, dokay...that's it for me!  I'll be back soon with a new video tutorial for the Color Me Copic Club, so please check back in a day or two :)  Until then, stay krafty!             

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Octopode: Cats and Dogs

I'm back!!!!  This is my second post for today, if you want to see a little something featuring a Tiddly Ink's image, be sure to scroll down and check out my earlier post.

Today is  Friday and that means there's a new challenge at The Octopode Challenge Blog.  This week's theme is Cats and Dogs.  I used the Breakfast at Tiffianys image and included a quote straight from the movie that I printed and cut out.  Did I mention that I *heart* this movie?  It's really quite sad, but I could watch it a hundred times and never tire of it.  

Visit The Octopode's Challenge Blog and see more fabulous cards featuring these wonderful images.  Also, don't forget to hit The Octopode's main blog for Lilly's updates, and last but not least, the shop on Etsy.  

Alrighty!  That's it for now.  I'll be back tomorrow with a new Kraftin' Kimmie card, so do come back!  Until then, stay crafty!

Copics used:
skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
hair - E49, E57, E37, E35, E31
dress - C7, C5, C3

Tiddly Inks: Fabbie Friday

Hey, all!  Believe it or not, I'm back today with two more posts.   Don't faint!  LOL!

The first post is to share a card I made using one of the new Tiddly Inks images from the Wryn and Friends line.  I LOVE this line of digis!  Wryn is absolutely adorable and judging by all of the beautiful Wryn cards I've seen across Blogland, YOU love her, too!

For today's card, I used Wryn and Wren - Too Tweet.  She was so much fun to color.  I even remembered to list my colors at the end of this post incase anybody's interested.

To see more creations using Tiddly Ink's images, head to the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog.  To do a little shopping, visit the Tiddly Inks Shop and find this image and soooo many more just waiting to be colored up and shown some love.  Also, be sure to swing by Christy's blog and see what she's up to.  You just never know when she'll have a cool freebie waiting to be discovered.  

Okay, gotta run!  Be back with another post and card in just a few!

Copics used:
skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
hair - E59, E57, E55, E53, E50
dress - RV29, RV25, RV23, BG18, BG13, BG10
shoes - BG18, BG13, BG10, C3, C1, C00

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and Art du Scrapbooking Blog Hop!

Hello!  I'm back!  Welcome to a fantastic joint blog hop featuring Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and the Art du Scrapbooking store in Quebec!  Grab a cup of coffee and sit back to enjoy all the gorgeous creations using the January release of new stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  If you'd like to start the hop from the beginning, head over to the KKS challenge blog and be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky random stampers will WIN some prizes!!  All the new images are now available at the Art du Scrapbooking store online and in person, or from the KKS online shop, where you will find ALL our stamps!  Get ready...get set...HOP!!

There are over 30 blogs to hit on this hop, so let's get started!  First of all, you should have arrived from Manon's beautiful blog.  For my card, I used one of the adorable fuzzy feline images from Emilie's Etchings. This set is called Kitty Kapers 2 and includes 3 images and 3 sentiments.  Such a fantastic set for the cat lover!  I combined this image with some gorgeous papers and embellishments provided so graciously by Art du Scrapbooking.  I just love this assortment!  

Okay, folks, time to head to the next blog, which belongs to Rachel.  There you'll undoubtedly find another terrific project featuring KKKS images!  I'll be back tomorrow or Friday with something new.  Until then, stay krafty!

Copics used:
cat - C3, C1, C00
spots - C7, C5, C3
ears, nose - R20. R000
yarn - BG18, BG13, BG10       

Hopping with the Bombshells: Ring in the NEW!

Hey, all!  Glad to see you back!  I actually have two posts for you today.  I know...don't faint...LOL!  The first post is all about the Bombshells!  We're blog hopping today and we're hoping you'll join in by visiting all of the Bombshell's, Pin-up's, and guest hopper's blogs to check out each and every one of their fabulous projects.  The theme this month as selected by our Hop Diggity Diva, Alison, is Ring in the New!  Here's what Alison has to say about her challenge:
Greeting and Happy 2012!  It's time to find out what the January Hump Day Hop will be!  And, since it's a new year, I figured, what better challenge than to actually "Try Something New?"  Make anything you want, as long as there is something "new" for you in it.  Never made jewelry before?  Give it a go!  Never attempted a try-fold card?  Now is the perfect time!  Perhaps you've never used pink with your Bombshells...why not experiment?  Wow us with your experimentation!  
You heard the woman...dust off those packages of unopened tools and put those babies to work.  For my technique I tried something with Copics that I hadn't played around with before and that was monochromatic coloring.  I used shades of cool gray (C7, 5, 3, 1, 00) and felt almost guilty that I only used 5 markers to color this entire image.  This card looks much better in person and the contrast in the grays is more apparent.  I used my absolute favorite BSS image, 'Till Death.  You should pop into the shop and take a look at the amazing tattoo and retro inspired images there.  They are crazy cool and unlike ANY images you will find elsewhere.  AND, you can enter our monthly challenges to throw your name in the hat to be randomly selected to win some of these cool designs, FREE!  

Ok, this IS a hop, so you best get to hopping!  You should have arrived from Meredith's amazing blog, in fact, I'm surprised you were able to tear yourself away from her incredible artwork to hop my way! Your next blog stop belongs to Hey Hey Paula and you best grab your socks or they will get blown off!  Here's the full list incase you get turned around along the way.   Come back later and I'll be back with a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps card ;D

Cheryl <---Hola!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Challenge #112 at Kraftin' Kimmies - Spotlight an Image

Hello, everybody!  It's Saturday and that means that there is a brand new challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  Krafty Girl, Elaine, is the Hostess with the mostest this week and she is asking you to create a card and Spotlight an Image on it.  You can either stamp part of the image and highlight it on your card, or you can stamp the whole image and "spotlight" a portion by adding color to a particular area.

For my card, I used the beautiful Thalia.  She is a girl after my own heart, because she looks as if she is ready to be pampered and adored...lol!  We should all be so lucky!  My mom found that fancy trim on Stampington's website eons ago and generously mailed me some along with some others that were included with this particular package.  As most folks know, Stampington can be pretty pricey so this was a very sweet thing for mom to do.  Did you know that we found that same "fancy" trim at WalMart just a few months later!  I believe it was $2.49 a roll.  Hmph, Stampington!  We've got your number...LOL!

Visit the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Blog to see the gorgeous Spotlight Stamping samples the Design Team created.  You are sure to be inspired!  Also, swing by the shop and check out all of the new designs Kimmie has added this month.  They are exquisite!

Okay, gotta run!  I'm burning the midnight oil here, time for bed ;D  

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Just Tag It at Bombshell Stamps!

Hello, crafty folks!  I'm back today with another quick post.  We've crowned a new Pin Up Girl at Bombshell Stamps for the month of January and her name is Laura.  Visit Laura's blog here and show her a little love ;D  As our monthly Pin Up, she gets the honor of choosing our challenge for the month and she did good!  She is asking us to Tag It!  Create a tag or include a tag anywhere on your project featuring images by Bombshell Stamps.    

I made a tag last month and even put together a quick tutorial on what I did.  If you missed my toot, you can check it out on the Bombshell Stamps Blog here.  At first, my tag had a steampunk feel to it, but the more I looked at it, I thought the large gear actually looked like a ship's wheel.  My photos are losing some of the detail because the tag is shiny, but it's actually pretty cool in person.  My lovely siren came from the Mermaid Treasure set, and boy howdy, is she fun to color!  She reminds me of a sassy Arial.  

Anyway, grab your Bombshell Stamps and enter this challenge!  If you are randomly selected, you could win a $20 gift certificate to the Bombshell Stamps Shop.  Now that's some serious cheddah!  Head to the BSS Blog and check out what the uber-crafty DT has stamped up for you.  Lot's of a fabulous eye candy!    If you're not familiar with Bombshell Stamps, check out the shop and their awesome designs.  There's even a gallery bursting with inspiration.  GO!  NOW!  

I'll catch you later!  I'll be back Friday with something for The Octopode Factory.  Can't wait!  Until then, stay crafty!  

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Color Challenge at Tiddly Inks!

Welcome back!  It's time for the latest and greatest challenge at Tiddly Inks and this time it's a color challenge.  We're asking that this go-round you stick primarily to the four colors you see above.  Sometime themes like this can be really difficult (that's why they're called Challenges...duh!), but this palette is so fabulous, you won't have any trouble at all.  

For my card I took a trip to the basement...the Tiddly Inks' Basement, that is.  This beautiful, curvy image is called Christine and I just adore her.   She's a "big girl", just like me ;D

I'm going to keep this post short today, but do join the Tiddly Inks color challenge.  Check out the TI Challenge Blog for boatloads of inspiration from the talented Design Team.  Also, swing by Christy's blog because she always has something fabulous to share, and don't forget to hit the shop to pick up all the latest images including Christy's newest line featuring Wryn and Friends.  

Catch ya' later, alligator!  Stay crafty!!!      

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Release Day Blog Hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Woo hoo!  You know what day it is?  It's Release Day at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and that means that all of the fabulous images we've been previewing all week are now available for purchase!  

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of FUN new stamps for you to get inky with! We’ve got something for everyone!! There is a fun new SET introducing a sweet little character by Cheryl Alger for the little ladies in your life!!  It’s called LOVELY LULU!  We also have TWO fantastic sets of purrrr-fect images from Emilie Goulet called KITTY KAPERS 1 and KITTY KAPERS2!!!  And of course we have an amazing new set of six GORGEOUS GODDESSES stamps from Annie Rodrigue!  PLUS we are also releasing a sassy coordinating set of GODDESS SENTIMENTS!!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our JANUARY 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 of course, as always, we have our Gimme Kimmies Kits available for those of you who ‘need it all’!!  The stamps are grouped together by artist and are available at a discount, but only for a limited time!!

For my card today, I used one of the fabulous feline images from the Kitty Kapers 2 set.  What can I say? I am loving these sassy cats!  Check them out in the shop here!

You should have arrived from Sandie's incredible blog where you were greeted with her gorgeous artwork.  Your next stop on the hop is Jenny's blog and she has something amazing waiting to inspire you.  Hop, hop, hop!  Start at the challenge blog so you don't miss out on any of the DTs beautiful creations.  Be sure and leave comments on all the blogs because Kimmie is going to select two random winners who will each receive a goodie bag.  A goodie bag from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is bound to be pretty special!  

That's all from me.  Until next time, stay krafty!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

January Krafty Peeks: Day 3!!!

Hello, again!  I'm back with the 3rd day of the January Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  Today we are featuring Annie's new images...The Goddesses.  They are breathtaking!  There are 6 of these ethereal beauties and each is more fabulous than the last.  

Our hostess with the mostest this go round is Nicole and she has a wonderful sketch to kick start our creativity.  I absolutely adore a sketch challenge!  To me, the layout is 50 percent of the card design and I can easily spend hours agonizing over where everything should go.  A sketch lets you skip ALL of that nonsense and go straight to the good stuff like coloring and embellishments!  My faves!  Nicole is featuring Athena on her card for this challenge and that means that one lucky random winner will receive this image to start her own collection of Goddessess.

BUT THAT'S NOT ALL!  You'll want to be sure and pop round to all the blogs of the DT and leave them a comment, because Kimmie will select 2 winners who will receive 3 Goddesses each!  Wow, lots of ways to win! 

Tomorrow the Krafty Girls will return for the Release Day Hop and all of the images you've seen this week will be available for purchase in the Kraftin' Kimmie Store.  Grab those shopping carts folks and get ready!  LOL!     

Friday, January 13, 2012

Friends are the Flowers of Life - Tiddly Inks Bog Hop!

Hey, there!  Do you know what today is?  It's Friday the 13th.  Are you superstitious?  I am, that's for sure.  I don't walk under ladders, I don't put hats on the bed or shoes on the table, and I always make sure I leave through the same door I entered.  Black cats don't bother me, though, 'cuz all kitties are sweet.  And for some reason, Friday the 13th has never caused me any concern, either.  In fact, today is rather special because Tiddly Inks is having a Blog Hop to celebrate Wryn and Friends, a new set of designs by Christy Croll.            

The fantastic thing about this hop, is that you get to join in on the festivities.  Just create a new project featuring a Tiddly Ink's image and write up a blog post on your personal blog titled "Friends are the Flowers of Life - Tiddly Inks Blog Hop".  Once your post is live, then link it up to this post on the Tiddly Inks Blog using the Inlinkz tool.  On January 15th, two winners will be selected from the entrants and they will be highlighted on the TI Challenge Blog...AND each will receive a $10 gift voucher to spend in the Tiddly Inks Shop.  How cool is that!

There will also be random prizes given away on some of the DT blogs, so be sure to visit and comment on each one for a chance to win.  To keep this simple, the blog hop is based on the Challenge Blog home page. Instead of directing you to the next page, we suggest you keep the challenge blog open and create a new window for hopping around (click Control when you click on each link and it will open a new window). After you visit with me today, just click HERE to return to the main list (and that is where the prizes are listed...hint!) Have fun playing along with everyone!  

January's Krafty Peeks...Day Two!

Hey, again!  This is my second post for today.  I know, I can hardly believe it, myself!  If you're looking for Tiddly Inks Blog Hop, just scroll down.

I'm back to share Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps 2nd day of Krafty Peeks for January.  Today we are featuring brand new images by Emilie Goulet and they are absolutely purr-fect!  Each image is feline themed and they are the sweetest, cutest, awesome-est images...ever!  Yep, I'm a cat person...lol!  I have 3 little fury faced feline babies at home and they rule the house ;D  Emilie's images come in two sets...Kitty Kapers 1 and Kitty Kapers 2.  Each set comes with 3 images and 3 sentiments, but you're not going to be able to pick between the two, so you might as well get them both.

Kimmie, being the sweetheart she is, will select two lucky commentors and each will receive one of the new sets.  Be sure you leave comments on each DT member's blog and the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge page to increase your chances of being picked ;D

Tomorrow marks Day 3 of the Krafty Peeks and that's when we will reveal the new images by Annie Rodrigue...WOO HOO!  You won't want to miss it!

BY THE WAY... a few of you left comments on my previous post saying you really liked the raining hearts on my blog.  Thank you so much!  I didn't know if they would be perceived as annoying or cool and it looks like most folks think they're pretty cool.  Yay!  I found the code for them on a very cool site called Blogamation.  They have lots of great animated graphics, so check them out if you're tooling around on the Internet.

Okay, that's it for me!  See you in the maƱana!  

Thursday, January 12, 2012

January Krafty Peeks: Day One!!!

Hello, again!  I know it seems like I've been slacking, but let me assure you that I have been busy crafting away behind the scenes.  Mainly in preparation for this week's Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, but I've also been working on a couple of items for Tiddly Inks, too.

Don't you just LOVE new images!  I know, I do!  Cheryl Alger is back this month with another sweet set of Lulus just waiting to be given a warm loving home and some creative time in someone's craft space.  You'll definitely want to add this set to your collection.  It's called Lovely Lulus and one lucky commenter is going to win the whole shebang from the ever-so-generous Kraftin' Kimmie, just by visiting the blogs of each participating design team member and leaving a comment.  So you see, it's very easy to join the fun!

Head over to Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps challenge blog and follow the links to the other DT's blogs so you can not only check out the other Lulus, but also the amazing cards by my teammies.  These ladies are beyond incredible!  I don't know how they do it week after week and I don't know how I got so lucky to be able to hang out with them ;D

These are just the "peeks", folks, and that means they won't be available in the shop for a few more days, but you could always stop in and pick up the images you've had on your Wish List for awhile ;D  You know, treat yourself to a little After Christmas Pick-Me-Up.  You deserve it!

Okay, that's all for know, but I'll be back tomorrow with day 2 of the Krafty Peeks and I'll be back on Friday with a very special Tiddly Inks Blog Hop featuring a new line of images!  I just adore a Blog Hop!  

Until tomorrow, stay krafty!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Challenge #110 at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Hey, all!  Welcome back!  I haven't done much card making lately, but I promise to make it up to you next week as I have lots of projects in the pipeline.  Until then, this week marks Challenge #110 at Kraftin' Kimmie stamps and Hostess Sharon has decided the theme is Shape It Up.  Use 3 or more different shapes on your card and you can join the fun.  

This week I've chosen to use the very flirty and adorable Brigitte.  LOVE the tub and all the bubbles!  I've added some stickles to mine to make them sparkle.  You can pick Brigitte up in the Kraftin' Kimmie store along with a plethora of fabulous designs.  

Visit the Kraftin' Kimme Stamps Challenge Blog and you'll be amazed at the loveliness that my fellow DT members have created to get this challenge off to a great start.  We can't wait to see your Shape It Up cards!  Okay, you've been given your mission, you better get started ;D  Until I see you again, stay crafty!            

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A New Challenge at Tiddly Inks...Celebrate!

Welcome to the New Year!  How did you ring in 2012?  We kept it quiet and stayed home, but enjoyed our evening, none-the-less ;D  We were more than happy to unwind after the hubbub of the holidays by spending an evening watching movies.  Kirk even managed to hang with me until after midnight.  He doesn't keep the same "night owl" schedule that I do, so this was a pretty impressive feat.  No matter how you celebrated, I hope that 2012 proves to be your best year yet!

Speaking of celebrating, that's this week's theme at Tiddly Inks.  Create a card or project celebrating something and add it to the challenge entries to join the fun.  One lucky, randomly selected, winner will receive a gift certificate to spend in the Tiddly Inks Shop.  The shop is overflowing with fabulous images, so this would be an excellent way to add to your digi arsenal.

AND...speaking of fabulous images, Christy is rolling out a brand new character today and there are a number of wonderful designs featuring her.  Her name is Wryn and she is beautiful!  She's a little bit angel and a little bit tomboy.  You will absolutely fall in love with her!  Go to the shop to see all of the exquisite designs.

Be sure to hit the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog and check out what the DT created to get you started.  Wonderful work!  AND don't forget to stop by Christy's blog where I'm sure she'll share even more amazing creations showcasing her new designs.

One more thing before I sign off...I'm really excited to announce that I am officially a Krafty Girl!  That's right!  I am now part of the krazy awesome Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps design team!  In fact, there are 5 of us new Krafty Girls and you can visit the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog to see the entire team.  It looks like 2012 is already off to fabulous start!

Ok, that's it for now!  I will catch you later.  Until next time, stay crafty!        

Sunday, January 1, 2012


I want to share a big "thank you" to everyone who joined my contest!  There were over 200 of you, many more than I had ever dreamed would stop by and sign up.  As you know, I was celebrating a few milestones and each of you helped to make this party special ;D  I so very much appreciate your joining in the fun and all of the sweet comments you left me.  Papercrafters and stampers are the kindest and most generous community of people on the Internet and I am so happy to be a part of that world.  Okay, enough jibber jabbing from me...let's find out who our winner is!  Drum roll, please!

The lucky winner of my blog candy is:

True Random Number Generator  143Powered by RANDOM.ORG

Lucky entry number 143 belongs to:

Danii [DaniizDesignz]

Congratulations!  Email me here so I can pop your prize in the mail to you!

Again, thanks to everyone for playing along!  I hope your New Year is overflowing with happiness and prosperity, peace and love, and lots of crafty goodness!  

See you soon!  Stay crafty!