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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Little Red Wagon #296 ~ Red and White!

Wednesday again and another new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  It is also CANADA DAY today (July 1st) so a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Canada.  Our hostess this week is Carolyn and she wants to see red and white in honour of Canada Day.  You can use other colours as well but make sure red and white are the focus.  And a huge welcome to our three new girlfriends, Brenda, Donna and Mandy.  Make sure you check out their blogs.

So, I have a very traditional red and white card to celebrate Canada Day.  I used an image from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps featuring the skyline of Toronto and the CN Tower which is the city I was born in.


Inside:

RECIPE:
Copic Xpress It Card Stock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Image ~ Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Melanie
Copic Markers
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Doodlebug Love Bug, My Mind's Eye Filled with Love
Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Scalloped Circles (LG)
Creative Memories Circle Cutters
 Creative Memories Leaf Punch
Sentiment ~ Michaels $1.50 Bin
CTMH Cranberry Ink
 Sakura Clear Glaze Pen
Gold Stickles
Twine ~ American Crafts
Pearls ~ Stampin' Up
Button ~ From my Stash

A close up of Melanie:


Copics Used:  0, B000, B00, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, E000, E00, E01, E11, E13, E25, E29, E31, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, R20, R24, R27, R29, W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, YR24

Glad you could take some time to visit me today.  Join us this week at Little Red Wagon for our RED AND WHITE challenge.  And, as I previously mentioned, don't forget to check out all of the other girlfriend's creations as well.  Hope we can inspire you.

I would like to enter this card into the Wonderful Wednesday challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps where the theme is always ANYTHING GOES.

Have a great day and if you are celebrating enjoy your CANADA DAY!!

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}, Heather


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Little Red Wagon Challenge #295 ~ Cute As A Button

Good Morning!!!  Welcome to another Wonderful Wednesday and a new challenge at Little Red Wagon.  I am soooooo  glad to be back with you this week.  Life was just getting in the way of things these last couple weeks but I think it may have just calmed down again....shh!!! if I say that out loud I might jinx it!

Our hostess this week is Tracy and her challenge for us is CUTE AS A BUTTON. She wants us to make something cute embellished with buttons.

Today's card was actually the card I gave my Dad for Father's Day.  I needed to make it do double duty as I was on a time constraint.  Creating under pressure doesn't always work but I rather like how this cutie turned out.


Inside:


RECIPE:
Copic Xpress It Card Stock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Image ~ Saturated Canary Daddy's Girl
Copic Markers
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ MME Moments
Sentiments ~ Studio G
~ Stampin' Up Best Dad Ever
CTMH Moonstruck Ink
Twine ~ American Crafts
Buttons ~ from my stash
Wink of Stella Clear
Glossy Accents

A close up of Daddy's Girl:


Copics Used:  B21, B23, B24, B34, B37, B39, E000, E00, E01, E11, E35, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47,  R02, R12, R20, R22, Y04, Y13, Y15, Y21, Y23

Thanks for dropping by. Don't forget to check out what all the other girlfriends have made CUTE AS A BUTTON at Little Red Wagon and link up your project for us to see.  I want to take a minute to wish my fellow design team member Tracy the best of luck as she leaves us.  It is because of her that I am part of this wonderful team.  

Have a GREAT day!

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}, Heather




Saturday, June 20, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday Challenge #285 ~ Try Something New!


Happy Saturday!!!!  Happy Weekend!!!!  I must say I am enjoying having weekends at the moment as I worked them for many years.  It's time for a new challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  And this week the challenge is to TRY SOMETHING NEW.  There are so many wonderful new things to try in crafting it was hard to limit this challenge to just one. 

I tried the chalkboard technique that my friend Tracy demonstrates in THIS VIDEO.  I used one of the images and a sentiment from the newly released Let's Roll, Dude! set. Paired with dramatic colours of black, white and red I think this card makes a bold statement. (Hubby said it looks like a 3D card ~ not actually sure what that meant but I will take it as a compliment).


RECIPE:
Plain and Patterned Card Stock ~ Recollections
Versamark Ink
Embossing Powder ~ Stampendous 
Studio G White Pigment Ink
Twine ~ American Crafts
Button, Stars ~ "Use It Up" Inventory

Did you know that every Friday Kimmie has a FRUGAL FRIDAY where there are always about a dozen stamps on sale from 25% to 50% off???  Don't miss out and grab a few of your favourites!

Also, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps has an awesome and extremely active Facebook page to keep up to date with all the latest news.  Be a part of it by joining HERE.

Now it's your turn.  Create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp (or use any stamp) following the theme of TRY SOMETHING NEW.  You will have until June 26th at 11:55pm EST to get your entries in.  You could win a $10 gift card to the shop.  

Thanks for dropping by.  Have a GREAT day!!

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}, Heather





Sunday, June 14, 2015

Release Day Hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Woohoo!! It's JUNE RELEASE DAY at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  And it's being celebrated with a KRAFTY HOP.  So grab yourself a drink, sit back and be prepared for some krafty eye candy.  Lots of inspiration with these new rubber stamps.




Over the last few days in the Krafty peeks, you have seen lots of amazing creations featuring new stamp sets from all of the Kraftin' Kimmie artists during the June release.  First off, there was a fabulous new mermaid set from artist Annie Rodrigue called FIN~TASTIC FRIENDS.  Next, an awesome new boy set from artists Emilie Goulet called LET'S ROLL, DUDE.  And finally, a sweet and magical set from Cheryl Grant called BELIEVE IN FAIRYTALES. 

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy the JUNE Krafty Hop. Just follow the links to all of the Krafty girls and guests.  When you're done hopping, be sure to head over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop because all the new stamp sets are NOW available.  And, if you NEED them all, there is a Gimme Kimmie Kit which features ALL the new June stamps at a discount.  But only for a limited time.

There are also lots more new goodies in the shop including paper pads and a totally new section of fun embellishments called BEAUTIFUL BUTTONS.

My card for today's hop features the prince from the BELIEVE IN FAIRYTALES set.  He is so cute and looks so regal with his robe, crown and scepter.



RECIPE:
Copic Xpress It Card Stock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Image and Sentiment ~ Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps 
"Believe in Fairytales"
Copic Markers
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Simple Stories Enchanted
Dies ~ Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Ovals (LG)
~ Spellbinders Nestabilities Lacey Ovals
~ Your Next Stamp Fishtail/Banner Set
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Wood Veneers ~ Simple Stories Enchanted
Enamel Dots ~ Simple Stories Enchanted
Wink of Stella Clear

A close up of our prince:


 Copics Used:  B21, B23, B24, E000, E00, E01, E11, E25, E29, E31, E44, E47, E49, G82, G85, R20, V91, V93, V95, W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, YR21, YR23, YR24

That's it for me today.  Thanks for coming by and be sure to visit all of the blogs listed below to see all the amazing  creations by the Krafty girls and guests.  Have a great Sunday.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}, Heather



Saturday, June 13, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Weekly Saturday Challenge and Sneak Peek Day Three ~ Believe in Fairytales


Hey there everyone.  Welcome back to day three of the June Kraftin' Kimmie sneak peeks.  All of the brand new stamp sets will be released tonight.  Are you excited???  I know I am.

Who doesn't love princes and princesses.....not to mention knights, frogs and dragons.  I am so thrilled to share this sweet set by Cheryl Grant.  It is called BELIEVE IN FAIRYTALES!!  This adorable set includes THREE main images plus seven coordinating sentiments.


Today I used the cute little princess combined with the frog on my card.  She was so fun to colour up with my Copics as I got to use my two favourite girly colours.  I think I like them so much because my BFF's hubby has nicknamed me Princess and I have a LOT of princess collectibles.  



RECIPE:
Copic Xpress It Card Stock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Images and Sentiments ~ Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps 
"Believe In Fairytales" (to be released tonight)
Copic Markers
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Simple Stories Enchanted
Wood Veneers ~ Simple Stories Enchanted
Enamel Dots ~ Simple Stories Enchanted
Flowers ~ from my stash
Stickles ~ Gold
Wink of Stella Clear

A close up of the princess cutie:


Copics Used:  BV00, BV01, BV02, BV04, E000, E01, E11, E13, E25, E29, E31, E51, R20, R81, R83, R85, YR21, YR23, YR24

This week the hostess for the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps challenge is Stephanie and her challenge is ANYTHING GOES (as it always is during release week).  So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with any stamp and link it up but if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp you'll double your chances to win.  Use any sketch, any design, any embellishments because anything goes.  Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd love to see your KKS designs.  You could win a $10 gift certificate to use for anything in the shop.  Wanna win????


I hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes TONIGHT beginning at 6pm EST!! Hope you can come hang out with me and the Krafty girls and guests at the LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!

So, all the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have ots of super fun designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps from Cheryl.  And while you're visiting them all be sure to leave a comment because you could once again win some Krafty $$ to spend at the shop.  There will be one winner from all the comments this week and they will be announced at the party.

Thanks for coming by.  I told you the fun never stops this week.  Join me again tomorrow for some more.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}, Heather




Friday, June 12, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek Day Two ~ Let's Roll Dude!


Hey everyone!!  Welcome back to day two of the June Kraftin' Kimmie peeks.  Have you been enjoying the peeks so far?  All of the brand new sets will be released on Saturday night.  I hope you can come to the ONLiNE RELEASE PARTY at 6pm EST.  There will be fun, excitement and prizes and you will get to hang with the Krafty girls and guests.  

The set today that we are previewing is one that we are always looking for ~ a set for boys and men.  This set is by artist Emilie Goulet and is called LET'S ROLL, DUDE!!  It features three main images plus seven coordinating sentiments.  They are awesome.


My card features the boy on the roller skates and is full of distressing and twine ~ perfect accents for a manly card.




RECIPE:
Copic Xpress It Card Stock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Image and Sentiment ~ Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Let's Roll, dude! 
(to be released on the weekend)
Copic Markers
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~  Authentique Summer
CTMH Distressing Tool
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Twine ~ We R Memory Keepers
Brads ~ from my stash

A close up of the stamp:


Copics Used:  BG11, BG13, BG15, BG72, BG75, BG78, C3, C5, C7, C9, E00, E01, E11, E13, E23, E25, E29, E50, E51, E81, R20, Y13, Y15, Y17, YR00, YR02, YR04

All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have lots of fun designs to show you featuring the new stamps from Emilie.  And while you are hopping around, be sure to leave a comment on all the preview posts for this week because there will be a prize of a gift voucher to the Krafty Shop.  The winner will be announced on Saturday at the party.

Thanks for coming by today.  There are lots more previews so continue to come visit for a few more days.  Have a great Friday.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}, Heather



Thursday, June 11, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek Day One ~ Fintastic Friends


Welcome to day one of the June sneak peeks for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  The Krafty girls and guests have been busy getting all of their creations ready for you.  Can't wait for you to see them all.

Today the Krafty Girls and Guests (including me) are thrilled to share with you....FIN~TASTIC FRIENDS!!  It's a fabulous new set by artist Annie Rodrigue and we know some of you have been waiting for a NEW MERMAID set so here it is!! This set comes with two fabulous image stamps, three awesome accessory stamps plus EIGHT coordinating sentiments!!


This is my card made with one of the above images.  I added some real shells for an authentic sea look.



RECIPE:
Copic Xpress It Blending Card Stock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Image and Sentiment ~ Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Fin~tastic Friends 
(to be released this weekend)
Copic Markers
Card Stock ~ Recollections
Patterned Paper ~ Echo Park A Perfect Summer
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Punch ~ Fiskars
Spellbinders Nestabilities Romantic Ovals
Liquid Pearls ~ Turquoise
Wink of Stella Clear
Glossy Accents
Shells ~ Michaels

A close up of the mermaid:


Copics Used:  B0000, B00, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, E01, E11, E31, E33, E34, E35, E37, E39, E50, E51, E81, R02, R12, R20, R22, Y21, YG03, YG05, YG17, YG67, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR23

Below you will find all the Krafty Girls and Guests who have goodies to show you today and while you're visiting their blogs be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky stamper from all the comments this week is going to WIN some $$ to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!

ALL of the JUNE stamps will be available on Saturday night at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop.  Be sure to join us for an hour of celebrating the new stamp sets, fun and prizes on Saturday evening at the LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!! Come hang out with Kimmie, the Krafty Girls and Guests!!

Thanks for coming by.  I can not wait for you to see all we have in store this week so be sure to come back EVERY day.

{{{{{HUGS}}}}}, Heather