May 01, 2017

Curtain Call Challenge May 1- Flutter and Midweek Magnolia Challenge - Hello, My Friend


Hello Stampin' friends! Welcome to the May 1st Curtain Call Challenge - Flutter! This is a FUN challenge with lots of possibilities. I decided to ink up this sweet Magnolia stamp Okay Tilda from the Lovely Emojis collection and thought she needed a friend to "flutter" by, so I stamped a Magnolia butterfly accessory stamp that I had in my Maggie stamp stash. I was also inspired by the pretty colours in the inspirational photo and went with a favourite colour combo grey and yellow with the addition of the lilac. I am entering my Okay Tilda card in the Midweek Magnolia Challenge # 163 Favourite Colours



Here is the May 1st - Flutter photo for your inspiration or anything goes

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I made my card inspired by some of the colours from the inspirational photo with MFT Grout Grey, Steel Grey, Banana Split, Grapesicle and Lavender Fields Heavyweight Cardstock. I also did some "smooshing" again to make the watercoloured background paper. I "smooshed" with Shaded Lilac and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink. I coloured Okay Tilda with my Copics, cut the image out with my Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics, left the image in the die and inked with Squeezed Lemonade and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. I stamped the sentiment from the Reverse Confetti Friend Like You Stamp set on Grout Grey Heavyweight Cardstock cut with a Your Next Stamp Stitched Fishtail Tags Die. I tied the tag with some Hemp Cord and added a sprinkling of Grey Your Next Stamp Gumdrops. 

Thank SO much for stopping by and havin' a little look at my card for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - May 1- Flutter and the Midweek Magnolia Challenge # 163! I hope you can join this FUN challenge!
Marcie Sharp Guest Designer 














Tara Godfrey - Me ;)

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Stop by the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - May 1 - Flutter for all the challenge details and to play along with us!








March 25, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge # 374...Clouds...Friendship is a Gift


Hi Krafty friends, Welcome to challenge # 374 at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them so you can have a chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop!! Show us your stuff!! In keeping in line with the rest of our challenges (Wonderful Wednesday and our NEW Krafty Scrappy Challenge), we will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card!! You can enter as many times per month as you'd like!!

Have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends Facebook group?? It's the best place to keep up with all of the goings on as well as sharing YOUR creations and getting inspired by other Krafty Friends' creations!!!

Frugal Friday Specials are up!! 4 super cute sets are 40% off!! The sale ends on Sunday (or while supplies last)... Happy Shopping!






In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a Sketch. The sketch will last all month long and if you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if ya need it!

I "followed" the KKS March sketch for my card but I took a few liberties here and there...but I think it still works. I made a 5X5 square card and instead of three large circle elements I placed 3 sparkly blue Gumdrops along the side of the image.

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The month of March has had a "cloud" hanging over it for me. Unfortunately, I, along with 226 of my fellow co-workers have gone on strike (if you're friends with me on Facebook you may have seen my posts and pics from the picket line). It has been a very difficult time, taking a huge toll on ALL involved, in SO many ways, some I never would have imagined. But there has been a silver lining...the solidarity, support and friendship of my brothers and sisters standing together for what is fair and just. It has been getting to know those that I don't work with on a regular basis and it has been an opportunity to grow even closer to those that I work alongside, day in and day out. It has been time spent networking with those from the trade unionist movement and a chance to engage with others who have an activist heart. It has been the little things like a big squishy hug and a thank you from my mentor, colleague and good friend, or a honk and a thumbs-up by a passing car. It has been the sheer kindness of strangers dropping by with hot chocolate on a bitterly cold day...all of this and much, much more is getting me...getting us...through this cloudy month of March.      
 
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I made my "cloud" card with the Squishy Hugs Stamp set and coloured it with Copics, cut it out with my Pierced Square STAX Die-namics, left the image in the die and inked with Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters Distress ink. I used Blueprints 3 and 8 for the larger square panels cut from Sno Cone and Paver Red Heavyweight Cardstock and used Blueprints 7 to cut the small square panel from plaid patterned paper from the Simple Stories Winter Wonderland 6X6 paper pad. The clouds are cut from Primitive White Heavyweight Cardstock with the You Move Me Die-namics and I cut the pierced scallop border from Sno Cone Heavyweight Cardstock with Blueprints 14. I stamped a sweet little sentiment from the Squishy Hugs Stamp set on Primitive White Heavyweight Cardstock cut with the circle charm tag from Howdy Frames Die-namics. I wrapped the card wit hemp twine and added a smattering of sparkly blue Gumdrops
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I finished off the inside of the card too...I stamped a shadow image with Paver Red Premium Dye ink and stamped another sentiment.
Thanks So much for stopping by and havin' a wee peek at my card for the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge # 374
Now create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp or any other stamp and be sure to use our THEME as a starting point for your creation!!! You will have until March 31st at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in! Pull out those fabby stamps and play along! Have some krafty fun and join us this week!!  



March 18, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge # 373...Things with Wings


Hello Krafty Friends! Welcome to Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge # 373 - Things with Wings! When I saw this challenge I knew I would be inking up this sweet girl from the NEW Tweetie Pies Stamp set. 





We always enjoy YOUR creations so be sure to submit them so you can have a chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop!! Show us your stuff!! In keeping in line with the rest of our challenges (Wonderful Wednesday and our NEW Krafty Scrappy Challenge), we will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card!! You can enter as many times per month as you'd like!! 

Have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends Facebook group?? It's the best place to keep up with all of the goings on as well as sharing YOUR creations and getting inspired by other Krafty Friends' creations!!! 

Frugal Friday specials are UP!!! Every Friday Kimmie puts a handful of stamps on sale, but it only lasts through the weekend!! This is a great way to build up your collection and save some $$$!

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I adore this sweet Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Tweetie Pies Stamp set...I just had to ink this girl for the Things with Wings KKS Challenge # 373. I coloured her and her feathered friend up with my copics, cut the image out with the MFT Pierced Traditional Tags and Traditional Tags STAX Die-namics, left the image in the die and inked with Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutters Distress inks. I added in some grass and ground with my Prismcolor Pencils. I also stamped the adorable little clouds from the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Darling Dragons stamp set, coloured them with my Copics, fussy cut them out and popped them up on the tag. 

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I did more "Smooshing"...I'm a little obsessed with this easy technique...this time I used my Peerless Watercolors instead of using inks. I then used the pretty blue "smooshed" watercolored paper for the background panel and cut the Reverse Confetti Wreaths Confetti Cuts from the "smooshed" paper too. I stamped a sentiment from the Tweetie Pies stamp set with Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink and heat embossed it with American Craft Zing White Embossing powder. I tied some blue American Craft Twine on the tag and embellished sprinkling of sparkly blue Gumdrops from Your Next Stamp.  

 Thanks SO much for stopping by and havin' a wee peek at my card for the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge # 373 - Things with Wings.  


In addition to the great Krafty Challenges and Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a Sketch. The sketch will last all month long and if you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if ya need it! 

Now create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp or any other stamp and be sure to use our THEME as a starting point for your creation!!! You will have until March 24th at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in! Pull out those fabby stamps and play along! Have some krafty fun and join us this week!!





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