Monday, December 23, 2013

Blog Hop for Suzanne - You are Fabulous!

Hi everyone!!  It's almost Christmas and though we all have family and friends we enjoy spending time with at this time of the year, we also have family and friends that we don't see or visit with often enough but still mean just as much to us!  Us gals on the Design Team of Color Me Creative Challenge Site wanted to take a moment to say send a big HUG and a special thanks to our fearless leader, Suzanne Dean.


Suzanne HAS to be the easiest and sweetest person to work with and, as many of you know from reading her blog, about the funniest too (though sometimes we ALL think she'd be better off leaving the house in bubble wrap! LOL)  *Kidding!!*

As you may have figured out, Suzanne adores the time she spends with her family and quite often shares her travels and outings with us.  So, as a little way to encourage her to continue doing what she loves best AND to keep sharing it with us... the DT would like to invite you to share in our little blog hop sharing our creations for Suzanne that remind us of family, sharing, recording memories and love.  Suzanne is a perfect example of how to share as much time as you can with those you love and to create memories that will last a lifetime for generations to come.

So here's to you, Suzanne... we love you, your crazy ways and think you are just like family to us as well.


My card today for Suzanne is a bit tongue in cheek (not the "you are fabulous" part because Suzanne, you are fabulous!), but what the girl is doing . . . yep, she's talking on the phone :)  I have learned through the years of reading Suzanne's blog that she and I have quite a bit in common.  One kind of funny, slightly odd thing we have in common is that Suzanne and I both HATE talking on the phone.  I absolutely despise it.  Sometimes, I even break out in a sweat before making a phone call.  I'm an attorney and I have no problems at all speaking to a judge or in front of a jury or asking a defendant questions during cross examination on the witness stand, but I HATE talking on the phone :)  Anyway, Suzanne, I know you hate it too and I thought this image might make you laugh :)

This super sweet image is from Whiff of Joy.  I of course colored her with my copic markers.  Here are the colors I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Pinks: RV000, R81, R83, R85, R89
Blues: BG000, BG01, BG05, BG09
Puppy: C3, C5, C7, C9
Bag: E41, E42, E43, E44, E49

My cardstock is from SU.  My DP is from Doodlebug.  I added a ribbon and some bling (both from Michael's), pearls, and some roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The dies were made using a Memory Box die.  The sentiment comes with the image. 

Now head on over to Julie Price's Blog to continue the hop and enjoy the awesome project she is sharing with Suzanne.  If you missed the beginning of the hop, you can head on over to TIna's Blog to start from the beginning.  I'll also have a complete Blog Hop list for you at the bottom of this post.

Thanks for stopping by and we hope you have a VERY Merry Christmas and that you make all the memories and treasured times you can with your family and friends!

We love you, Suzanne and thank you for another fabulous year with the CMC DT "family"!!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!!
 
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Winter Fun

Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday :)  It's Wednesday, so that means it's another Wonderful Wednesday Challenge over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Blog.  This is our last Wonderful Wednesday Challenge for the year!  Wow, this year has truly flown by.  This challenge will be up for three weeks so feel free to enter up to three times over on the Challenge Blog.  As always, the theme for Wonderful Wednesday is Anything Goes! :)  Here's my card:


For my card today, I just had to ink up this adorable image.  She's from the I'm Snow Happy Stamp Set.  I adore this set, I truly fell in love with it the first time I saw it.  I of course colored her with copic markers.  Here are the colors I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Blues: BG000, BG01, BG05, BG09
Pinks: RV000, R81, R83, R85, R59
Shoes: E42, E43, E44, E47
Snow: W2, W4, Blender

My cardstock is from SU.  My DP is from MME.  I added some roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, a ribbon, and some pearls for some finishing touches.  The adorable sentiment comes with this set.  What do you think? 

Well, that's it from me today.  Please head on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Blog to check out what the fabulous Krafty Girls and Guests have created and then join us in the challenge.  Have a fabulous day! :)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Booklover - Super Exciting News

Hi Everyone and Happy Tuesday!  I hope you are all having a wonderful week.  I have some super exciting news to share with you.  I have been asked to join the Crafty Sentiments Designs design team for a six month term!  I'm SO excited!  I have been in love with these adorable images for a long time now and I'm so honored to join the team :)  We have a new challenge up this week over at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog.  Our challenge this week is birthdays.  Here's my DT card:


For my card today, I just had to ink up this adorable image.  She's called Schoolbook and I just LOVE her.  I of course colored her with copics.  Here are the colors I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Pinks: RV000, R81, R83, R85, R89
Blues: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
Backpack: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47
Shoes: C3, C5, C7, C9

I created my card base out of SU cardstock.  My DP is from MME.  I know this isn't a typical birthday card so to speak, but I'm a huge booklover and many of my friends are too so we often buy each other books for birthdays so that was my inspiration for this card :)  I added a banner which was made using a La La Lands Die.  I also added a ribbon and a bow from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The sentiment is from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by.  Have a fabulous day and make sure to head over to the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge Blog and join in this week's challenge :)

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Happy Christmas All Dressed Up Style

Hi everyone and Happy Sunday!  This is my second blog post for today so if you are looking for the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog Hop/Release Day celebration post, scroll down to the post right below this one :)  The new challenge is up over at the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog and I have  my DT card to share with you today.  Our challenge is clean and simple . . . boy did I struggle with this :)  As any of you who have visited my blog in the past know, I don't really do clean and simple :)  The more embellishments the better as far as I'm concerned :)  But, I welcomed the challenge and I'm really happy with how my card came out.  Here it is:


Don't you just love this image?  She's called "All Dressed Up for Christmas"  and she's being released today over at the All Dressed Up Shop.  I of course colored her up with copics.  Here are the colors I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Pinks: RV000, R81, R83, R85, R89
Blues: BG000, BG01, BG05, BG09
Tree: G21, G94, G99; E41, E42, E43, E44
Stars: Y36, Y38, E18
Shadow: W2, W4, Blender

My DP is from SU.  I ran the white cardstock through my Cuttlebug using my snowflake embossing folder.  The DP is from MME.  The glitter was added using Glossy Accents and then sprinkling glitter over top.  I also added a few pearls.  What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today.  Thanks so much as always for stopping by and make sure you stop by the All Dressed Up Challenge Blog to see the other DT members' fabulous creations and play along in the challenge. 

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Release Day and Blog Hop

Hi everyone and Happy Sunday :)  Welcome to our DECEMBER RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!!  We’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! So grab yourself a cuppa joe, sit back and be prepared for some krafty eye kandy! We're going to inspire your creations with our new stamps and MORE!  All the new stamps we've previewed this week as well as .  the amazing Krafty Kardmaking Kit are now available over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Store

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our DECEMBER Krafty Hop! 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 Stamps Store, because ALL the new images are available NOW!

OH WAIT!! There's one more thing!!! Santa has stopped by the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop and he's left a special gift for one lucky shopper!!! All orders placed by Monday night at midnight will be in the draw to WIN!! One random shopper will receive......a $50 gift certificate in with their package!!! What a fabulous prize!!!  Here's my card today:



How cute is this adorable image?!?!  He's from the brand new Great Adventures Stamp Set, available TODAY from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.   I just love him and he was so much fun to color.  I of course colored him with my copics.  Here are the colros I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Reds: R35, R37, R39, R59
Sand and map: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47
Chest: E21, E23, E25
Shorts and shoes: C3, C5, C7, C9
Blue vest: B91, B93, B95, B97
Sky and Clouds: B000, C1, C3, B60

My cardstock is from SU and my DP is from DCWV.  I added a chocolate ribbon and the adorable sentiment comes with this image.  What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today.  Let's celebrate this awesome NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!
 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks - Great Adventures

Hi everyone!!!  Welcome back to day FIVE of our DECEMBER Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! The awesome new stamps just keep on comin'!!

We are SO thrilled to share the newest set of THREE images with matching sentiments from Rachelle! This fabulous new boys set is called GREAT ADVENTURES!  Also, it's Saturday, so that means it's a new challenge over on the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog.  This week our challenge is ANYTHING GOES!!    So, head on over and play along with us :)  Now, without futher delay, here's my care showcasing one of the new images from Rachelle, which will be available this evening after our release party :)


How adorable is this image?!?!  He's from the brand new Great Adventures Stamp Set.   I of course colored him all up with copic markers. Here are the colors I used:
 
Dinosaur: G21, G94, G99, E25, E29
Boy: skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
hair: E21, E25, E29
Shirt: YR04, YR07, YR09
Pants and ground: E41, E42, E43, E44
Shoes: E21, E23, E25
Grass: G21, G94, G99

My cardstock is SU.  My DP is from Basic Grey, an old pad I've been saving called Archaic, which just went perfectly with this image.  I added a chocolate bow and the sentiment comes with the image.  What do you think? 

All the Krafty Girls listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these sweet new stamps from Rachelle! And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away some stamps!!! You could WIN the new collection of stamps!!!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party tonight!}

So come and hang out with us tonight for all the LIVE action krafty fun at the release party and then come on back here tomorrow to check out the release day blog hop! ALL the new stamps and the KRAFTY KARDMAKING KIT, will be available on Saturday night at the KKS Shop!!

Happy hoppin'!



Friday, December 13, 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks - Manic Monday

Welcome back to day FOUR of our DECEMBER Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Today we are sharing two amazing images from the super talented Annie Rodriguez!  These images are so awesome.  I love every single illustrator that designs for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  They are all so talented and their images are dreams to work with.  But, I'd be lying if I said that Annie's images didn't have a special place in my heart :)  Some of very first stamps I ever bought were Annie's designs for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  I bought them before I could even pronounce "copic" correctly :)  So, it is truly an honor to guest design for KKS this month and to get to showcase this amazing Annie image :)  Without further delay, here's my card: 


Isn't she awesome?!?! :) She's from the brand new Hey Hot Stuff Stamp Set.  She looks just like me on a Monday morning (except I have longer hair) :)  I of course colored the image with copics. Here are the copics I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Pinks: RV000, R81, R83, R85, R89
Jacket: C3, C5, C7, C9
Newspaper: W2, W4, W6
Tea (I'm a tea drinker, I majorly dislike coffee :) ): E41, E42, E43, E44

I created my card out of SU cardstock. The DP is from Echo Park (last year's Valentine's stack).  The die cuts were made using a die from Memory Box. The adorable sentiment comes with this image. I also added a pink bow, some bling, some pearls, and some roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. 

All the Krafty Girls listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring Annie's new images, so be sure to hop over to each of them! And while you're there, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away one of EACH of the new sets!!! YOU could WIN one!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!} And of course, after the release party, you'll be able to purchase these adorable images over at Kraftin' Kimmie StampsPlease check out the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog for all the information about the party and go HERE for the Facebook release party.

Make sure to come on back tomorrow to check out the some MORE new stamps....this time from the wonderful RACHELLE ANNE MILILER!! And ALL the new stamps will be available on Saturday night at the KKStamps Shop!! Happy hoppin'!

  

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks - A Mother's Love

Welcome back to day THREE of our DECEMBER Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Today we are sharing a LOVELY new set by artist Thais Narciso! It is called.......A MOTHER'S LOVE! This set is SO adorable! We have a little one of our own (I can't believe he's already 16 months old, where does the time go?!?!). I definitely had him in mind while creating my card for this release. In fact, even though it's cheesy, I made this card for him. I'll put it in my Project Life binder for him and maybe when he's older, he can look back on it and smile :) Here's my card:


Isn't this image adorable?!?! :) This image is from the brand new A Mother's Love Stamp Set. I of course colored the image with copics. Here are the copics I used:

Mommy elephant: W1, W2, W4, W6, W8
Baby elephant: W1, W2, W4, W6

I created my card out of SU cardstock. The DP is from Hobby Lobby (their store brand, I can't remember what it's called). The banner was made using a die from La La Land Crafts. The adorable sentiment comes with this set. I also added a chocolate colored ribbon to finish it off.  If you've been by my blog before, you know I love pink and I love girly cards.  This was a fun departure for me and I'm really happy with how it turned out :)

All the Krafty Girls listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these ADORABLE new sets, so be sure to hop over to each of them! And while you're there, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away one of EACH of the new sets!!! YOU could WIN one!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!} And of course, after the release party, you'll be able to purchase these adorable images over at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

Make sure to come on back tomorrow to check out the some MORE new stamps....this time from the wonderful ANNIE!! And ALL the new stamps will be available on Saturday night at the KKStamps Shop!! Happy hoppin'!



Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Release Week - Once Upon a Time

Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday! :) Welcome to our DECEMBER Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Today we are excited to share TWO supah cute new sets by artist Cheryl Alger with a fabulous theme.....FAIRYTALES!!! We are sharing samples today featuring.......ONCE UPON A TIME 1 and ONCE UPON A TIME 2!


For my card today, I just had to ink up this adorable Little Red Riding Hood (she's from the Once Upon a Time 1 set . I decided to use nontraditional colors, here are the copics I used:
 
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Cape: RV000, R81, R83, R85
Dress: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
Shoes: E21, E23, E25
Basket: R35, R37, R39, R59

My DP is from DCWV (Once Upon a Time stack). The swirly die was made using a Memory Box die. I also used a pom pom ribbon that I found at the $1 Spot at Michael's. The adorable sentiment comes with the set. All the Krafty Girls listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you, so be sure to hop over to each of them! And while you're there, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away one of EACH of the new sets!!! You could WIN one of the new FAIRYTALE stamp sets!!!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!} Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE fun new stamps we have to share with you! And ALL the new stamps AND the new DECEMBER KARDMAKING KIT will be available on Saturday night at the KKStamps Shop!! Happy hoppin'!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Cocoa Warms the Heart

Hi everyone and Happy Sunday :)  I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend. We are expecting some really yucky winter weather today and into tomorrow so we are just hunkered down at home putting the finishing touches on our Christmas decorations and vegging out a bit :)  I have a very fun card to share with you today and a very fun promotion going on at Color Me Creative Classroom so I'll get right to it.

The fabulous Suzanne Dean is having an amazing Holiday promotion over at the Color Me Creative Classroom.  There are LOTS of ways to win, check out the CMC Challenge Page HERE for all the different ways to win :)  One of the ways to win is to participate in the project challenge this month.  Our challenge was anything goes, just make your project holiday themed.  Again, check out the Challenge Page for all the details and also to see what the DT's amazing projects. Here's my card for the challenge:


For my card today, I decided to color up this adorable image from Tiddly Inks.  She's called Cocoa Wishes and I just love her, she was so fun to color.  I of course colored her with copics.  Here are the colors I used: 
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Pinks: RV000, R81, R83, R85, R59
Pants: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47
Shoes: E21, E23, E25

My DP is from Dovecraft.  I added some roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, a Bow, some bling, and the snow is from Stampendous.  What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend :)

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Bookworm

Hi everyone and Happy Saturday!  Boy am I happy the weekend is here!  What a long week :)  Well, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is having a fabulous sale right now, it's a super fun 12 Days of Kraftyness sale and each day, a DT member of Guest DT member will showcase a stamp or stamp set which will be significantly discounted.  I decided to pick one of my favorite stamps, Bookworm.  Here she is:


If you follow me on Facebook, you probably know I'm a HUGE bookworm myself.  I always have my nose in a book, so this image is perfect for me (and again, she's on SALE so stop by the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps store and pick her up (and check out the "Deals" section to see all the other stamps on sale for the 12 Days of Krafty Kreations sale!).  I of course colored her with copics, here are the colors I used:

Hair: E21, E25, E29
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Table: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47
Shirt: RV000, R81, R83, R85, R59
Chair: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99

My cardstock is from SU, my DP is from MME.  I also added some pearls, a bow, some bling, and some roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.  What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today.  Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure to also stop by the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog to check out all the other 12 Days of Krafty Kreations projects :)  Hugs!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

You're the Main Attraction

Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday! :)  I'm so sorry I haven't been around much again the last week, things are crazy busy around here with work.  In fact, I'm in the middle of a jury trial right now (for those that don't know, I'm a prosecuting attorney so I try my hardest to put the bad guys away :) ).  Anyway, I needed to de-stress last night after the first day of trial so I managed to get into the craft room.  As I shared last week, I'm honored to be a guest designer this month for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  I'm excited to play again in this week's Wonderful Wednesday challenge over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Blog.

Would you like MORE chances to win our awesome Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps? Head on over to the Challenge Blog for a chance to win.  Each Wednesday (except on release preview weeks) we are posting some creations by our fabulous Krafty Girls and we're asking YOU to share your Kraftin' Kimmie kreations for a chance to WIN!! There are three chances to enter for each month of Wonderful Wednesdays...... but this is the last one for November!! And as always....it's ANYTHING GOES!!!  Here's my card for the challenge:

 
For my card, I just had to ink up this adorable image.  She's called Ruby the Ringmistress and I just love her.  I of course colored her with my copics.  Here are the colors I used:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E21, E25, E29
Pinks: RV000, R81, R83, R85, R89
Blacks: C3, C5, C9

I created my card base out of SU cardstock.  My DP is from Echo Park.  I added a bow, from Michael's, pearls, and some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The banner was made from a La La Lands Crafts die.  The cute sentiment comes with the image.  What do you think?

Well, that's it from me today.  Thank you so much for stopping by and make sure to stop by the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Blog and see the rest of the creations from the DT and also please join us in this week's challenge.  Also, don't forget to stop by my blog this month as I get to showcase so many amazing stamps.  Big hugs! :)

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