Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Hi crafty friends!!

I wanted to share a tag featuring "Hannah", one of the stamps in the Mythical Reflections collection at SCACD. I LOVE the style of these stamps...they are beautifully drawn and so much fun to colour. I pulled out an Inkssentials Tag and gave it a coat of acrylic paint. I chose some snowflake design paper and matted it with white cardstock. You can check out the vast selection of 6x6 paper pads at SCACD HERE. All the paper edges were given a frosted look by brushing on some white acrylic paint and coating it generously with Glamour Dust. This is my absolute favourite dry glitter. :) I used a Memory Box Die to create the decorative border. This was covered with Tombow Glue, sprinkled with the Glamour Dust and jazzed up with some rhinestones.  To finish it off, I added a snippet of ribbon and an acrylic snowflake that was covered with Stardust Stickles and centred with a rhinestone.

Hannah was stamped on Neenah cardstock with Memento Ink and coloured with Copics. Her wings, staff and over-skirt were treated to a little Stardust Stickles...there is no shortage of glitter on this snowy tag!

Skin: E000, E00, E11, RV95  Hair: E50, YR31, Y21, E33, E37, E59  Dress: B21, B45, B97, C5, C7, RV42, R85, R89 Skirt: C00, C1, C3, C5, BV31  Wings: B00, BG0000, RV000, RV42

Thought I'd leave you with a few hints for your crafty Christmas wish lists. :)  Susana is always adding fantastic new products to the store as well as stocking those staple products that we all rely on for our creative process. Here's a taste of some of the new goodies that have recently arrived at SCACD:

Susana's prices are fantastic and her customer service is fast and friendly. Shopping at SCACD is always a great experience! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!



Saturday, November 24, 2012

Feeling Festive with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Good morning and welcome to our weekly challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! Our hostess today is the lovely and oh so talented Elaine Hughes. Her challenge is "Feeling Festive"...she wants to see holiday themed cards or projects. :)

I decided to play with the Holiday Trinkets and create an ornament. The Trinkets have been such a fantastic addition to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps lines. They are fantastic for cards, scrapbook layouts, tags, journals, custom gift packaging and so many other possibilities! To create my ornament, I followed parts of this TUTORIAL by the very talented Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace...this site is a fantastic source of inspiration! Becca's style is so elegant. This 3D ornament is created by cutting out four Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Pendants. The pendants are then scored, folded and adhered together to create this snowflake-like base. The full instructions for scoring and folding can be found in the above link to the tutorial. (I omitted the ribbon spool and just matched up the pendants and glued them together) I added some rhinestones and then spritzed the entire white ornament with Glimmer Mist. I also added some dimensional silver embellishments that I picked up at a local craft store on a sale rack a while back. I stamped the Holiday Trinket on white cardstock in Memento Ink and coloured portions of it with my B21 Copic marker. This was then spritzed with the Glimmer Mist, trimmed out and matted with silver cardstock cut out with Spellbinders Lacey Circles. Add a loop of silver ribbon and you're done. :)

I wish the shimmer showed up better in this picture...it really is quite sparkly in real life!

We'd love to have you play along with our Feeling Festive challenge this week. If you use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp on your project, you could be the lucky winner of the stamp used on Elaine's gorgeous card.

Don't forget to check out the incredible SALE going on at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! Some of the sale stamps are being retired, so this could be your last chance to get them...scoop them up quickly as quantities are limited and some have already sold out! The November Gimmie Kimmie Kits are also still available for a limited time! These kits of the new release stamps are grouped together by artist and offered at a fantastic discount. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Sunday, November 18, 2012

"Priya" (Kraftin' Kimmie Release Day!!)

Good morning and welcome to the release day blog hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! :)  Over the last few days, the Krafty Girls have shared previews of the brand new November stamps that are now available for purchase...and what an amazing collection of stamps Kimmie has put together for us! We've got two new sets from Cheryl Alger........it's OFF WE GO and DELITGHTFUL VERSES!! We also have an adorable set from Emilie Goulet called CUTE-A-SAURUS!! And of course we have an amazing new set of SIX gorgeous new TRAVEL GIRLS from Annie Rodrigue that are simply stunning! OH and don’t forget the exclusive line of sentiment stamps called TRAVEL TRINKETS by the lovely Nicole Aspinall!!! You'll have another chance today to see many of the new images today on our blog hop. :)

The complete hop list will be included at the end of my post so you can make sure to visit each blog on the hop. As you are hopping along, make sure to leave comments at each designer's blog as Kimmie will be drawing a couple of lucky winners who will receive packages of some of the new stamps!

My card today features one of the new Travel Girls by Annie Rodrigue. This is Priya from India...isn't she gorgeous??!! The papers are from DCWV and they were edged with some gold acrylic paint. The corners were cut with the Classic Corner Dies by SCACD.

Priya was stamped on Neenah cardstock and coloured with Copic markers.

Skin: E30, E11, E13, E17, E18, E59  Hair: C3, C5, C7, B60  Clothes: R22, R27, R46, R59, C5, C7, BV29/YG03, G82, G85,C6, C7/B32, B34, B37, C5, C7/Y21, Y17, E33, E17

When you are done hopping, don't forget to stop by the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Store where all the new stamps are now available for purchase! As always, Kimmie will also have the Gimmie Kimmie Kits available. These kits are grouped by artist at a great discount for those stampers who "want it all", but they are only available for a limited time!!

SALE ALERT: Kimmie has put over 200 stamps on sale...and some are being retired! So now is definitely the time to scoop up some of your favourites before it's too late! You could also pass on a Krafty wish list to make Christmas shopping super easy for your hubby. ;)   You can find all the sale stamps HERE.

 Here's the complete hop list as promised:

  Thanks so much for stopping by!



Friday, November 16, 2012


Today at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps we are sharing a new set by the totally talented Emilie Goulet!!! We've got something super cute and so unique for you!! Perfect for the little kidlets in your life....and maybe some old fossils too!!! It's CUTE-A-SAURUS!! Emilie has created a fun set of DINOSAUR images for your cards and scrapbook pages!

Ok, so I am TOTALLY in love with this set Emilie created! My son Nathan was a dinosaur nut when he was a little guy. He absolutely loved the Land Before Time movies...and so did I. :)  Who could resist singing along with Cera, Littlefoot, Ducky, Petrie and Spike?? Rarely did a day pass when he didn't ask to watch one of those movies!  I chose to colour up this adorable triceratops from the Cute-A-Saurus set for my card today. I paired him up with some Cosmo Cricket paper. The sentiment is included in the set along with a few other dino themed phrases. 

He was stamped on Neenah cardstock in Memento Ink and coloured with Copics. 

Dino: YG00, YG03, G82, G85, C5, C7, Y21, Y15, Y17, E55  Egg: BG70, BG72, BG75, C5, C7, R32, R35, R37, R59

BLOG CANDY ALERT: Below you will find a list of all the Krafty Girls who are sharing PEEKS with you today!! And as you're hoppin' around, be sure to leave a comment at each stop because someone will win a package of these fun stamps!!

  Thanks for stopping by!!



Thursday, November 15, 2012

Delightful Verses...a Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!

Welcome to the November Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!! Today we are excited to share the TWO new sets by artist Cheryl Alger!!! First we have some characters that you are already familiar with.....Lulu, Lexi and Lucas! And we are very excited to share a sweet new inspirational set by Cheryl!!! It's OFF WE GO!! and DELIGHTFUL VERSES!!! 

This is one of the images from Delightful Verses. These images are super sweet and perfect for sending an uplifting or inspirational note to a friend. 

Here's a shot of the inside where I stamped one of the Scripture verses included in Delightful Verses

All the Krafty Girls and Krafty Guests listed below have lots of super 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 the new OFF WE GO! or DELIGHTFUL VERSES set!!!!!
Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE new stamps we have to show you , this time by artist Emilie Goulet!!! And ALL the new stamps will be available on Sunday at the KKStamps Shop!!

 Happy hoppin'!



Friday, November 9, 2012

Dawn's Fairy

Good morning and TGIF!!!

I'm sharing a card today featuring one of the brand new stamps from the Mythical Reflections collection that was released last week at SCACD. I absolutely LOVE this release. Fairies, mermaids and dragons...some of my favourite things to colour. :)  This gorgeous image is Dawn's Fairy. I love how she's perched so delicately on a tree branch.  To tie in with the leaves and branch in the image, I used a Memory Box die to cut the vine and curved it to fit the image which was cut with Spellbinders. I also used the Classic Corner Dies By SCACD to frame the image.

Dawn's Fairy was stamped in Memento Ink and coloured with Copics. Her wings were given a coat of Stardust Stickles.

Skin: E000, E00, E11, RV95, RV42  Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59, BV29  Dress: B32, B34, B37, C5, C9, BV29, G20, G82, G85  Wings: G20, G82, G85, RV000, R81, R85, BG0000, B31, B95   Tree: E21, E25, E29, E31, E33, E50, E59  Leaves: YG00, YG03, YG63, YG67, G99, C7

Make sure to stop by SCACD and browse around the store. Susana carries a wide variety of products perfect for scrapbookers, stampers, mixed media artists...and she's always adding hot new products! Here are just a few links to the store:

Have a great weekend folks!

Thanks for stopping by. :)



Saturday, November 3, 2012

Creating Backgrounds...A Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge!

Hi folks! It's time for another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. This week, I'm playing hostess and my challenge is "Creating Backgrounds"! Now, don't run off scared! lol  You don't have to draw in a background...although, you can if you like. :)  Your background can be any technique you would like to use. Perhaps you may be in the mood to use inks and sponges. For those of you who have an airbush system, feel free to use that! You could reach for paints, sprays, stamps, patterned papers, dies...whatever your creative little heart desires!

I chose to sketch in a background for my stamp this week. This cute little kitten is "Meow-y Christmas"...the fun sentiment comes with the stamp. It only seemed natural to create a fireplace and mantle as a backdrop for this image. The image was cut out with Spellbinders Labels 8. I pulled out some Echo Park Christmas paper from last year. Embellishments were kept to a minimum with a border punch and some black pearls made with a Viva Decor Pearl Pen.

Meow-y Christmas was stamped in Memento Ink on Neenah cardstock. I then set to work sketching in the fireplace and mantle. This is a super easy background to sketch. Your bricks do not have to be perfect...I intentionally made my brick edges slightly irregular. To create the arch, I used a Spellbinders Circle die as a guideline. I also added in a bit of evergreen garland along the top of the mantle. After the sketch was complete, I went over my pencil lines with a Copic multiliner and then got busy colouring. :)

Stocking: R22, R27, R29, R46, R59, C00, C1, C3, C7   Kitten: C1, C3, C5, C7, 100, R22  Bricks: E04, E11, E31, E33, E37, E59, E59, W5, W7  Mortar: E71, E77, W5, W7  Mantle: W1, W3, W5, W7  Inside of fireplace: W1, W3, W5, W7  Garland: YG00, YG03, YG63, YG67, G99, W7

We'd love for you to join in on the background challenge this week! If you use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp on your project, you could be the lucky winner of "Meow-y Christmas", the stamp used on my card this week. For more inspiration, make sure to stop by the KKS Blog to see what my fellow Krafty Girls created for the challenge!

  • Frugal Friday specials are on until Sunday evening!!
  • Remember Genevieve from our Steampunk collection??? Kimmie has brought her out of retirement for a limited time, so don't miss out on getting your inky hands on her. :)
  • The October Gimmie Kimmie Kits are only available until this Sunday! 
  • November 10th Guelph Mega Crop: KKS will be at this fantastic event and will be offering four different classes that will be run throughout the day. You don't have to attend the crop to attend our classes, but we sold out quickly last year!! So if you are going to be in the area next weekend and would like to come get Krafty with us, you can check out the details HERE!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!



Friday, November 2, 2012

SCACD Release

Good morning crafty friends and welcome to release day at SCACD!!

This is SCACD's last release of the year! We're bringing you two different collection. The first is from Elisabeth Bell for SCACD which consists of 4 new adorable stamps in the Sampler #8 Collection. We also have a new Susana Loves Stamps collection- Mythical Reflections which brings you 4 more gorgeous mythical stamps!  

To celebrate the release, we are having an inspirational blog hop to showcase the new stamps! Be sure to check out all the details on the SCACD store blog where you will find the complete list for today's hop. If you have been following along, you should have arrived here after visiting my talented friend Lori !

I have two cards to share with you today. First up is Little Draco from the Mythical Reflections collection. I have to confess something. I love dragons, so when I saw this image I was really exciting to get colouring! The intricate black medallion was created with the Ornate Hinge Die by SCACD. I also used one of the Classic Corner Dies by SCACD. The paper is from an older Authentique pad, but you can check out all the fantastic 6x6 paper pads at SCACD HERE

Little Draco was stamped in Memento Ink and coloured with Copics. I coloured him predominately with a stippling technique to develop the shading and to simulate texture. 

Colours: YG00, YG03, YG11, B21, B23, B24, BV29, C5, C7, C9, Y21, Y17, E13, E17, E18, E59

Next up is another stamp from the Mythical Reflections collection. This is Arctic Princess. Ok, another confession...I also love mermaids. :)  So this stamp collection is definitely right up my alley! (I also LOVE the other two Mythical Reflections stamps, and will be creating projects with them later this month.) This stamp is a lot of fun to colour up...look how beautifully it is drawn! Loving the mermaid's flowing hair and that seahorse is just awesome. I kept my layout super simple with this card to allow the image to take centre stage. I just added some Classic Corner Dies by SCACD and a few rhinestones to a white card base. 

Arctic Princess was stamped in Memento Ink and coloured with Copics. I added a thin coat of Stardust Stickles to her tail for a bit of shimmer. 

Skin: E000, E00, E11, RV95, RV42  Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59  Tail: YG00, YG11, B21, B23, B24, C5, C7  Crystals: BG0000, B21, B24, RV000,YG11  Seahorse: Y15, Y17, Y21, E13, E17, E18, E35, E50, E59, G20, G82, G85, G99  Shells: RV000, R85, R59

This is the last stop on the hop, so now it's time to go do a little crafty shopping!!!

All of the new stamps from the Elisabeth Bell for SCACD "Sampler 8" and Susana Loves Stamps "Mythical Reflections" are now available for at SCACD! Our international friends can find them at Quixotic Paperie.

Thanks so much for joining us on today's hop!