Tuesday, July 7, 2015

TCP Tuesday-Stamp All Night....Who Needs Sleep

Hey ya'll and welcome to my bloggity blog....however you got here, I'm happy you came!! I've recently started posting on Instagram, so be sure to follow me @stampgirl78...and I am totally keeping my Splitcoast Gallery up to date as well, so check that out under Knightrone!!  To top all THAT off, I have my very own facebook page, so be sure to follow me at Can You Say Addicted To Stamps!!
Seriously, I need your love and affection....

Anyway...enough about me!!

Today is Tuesday, so it is time for another new challenge from The Cat's Pajamas. This week's challenge is a sketch challenge, which you can totally see at the Cat's Pajama Blog!


For my card today, I paired the super cute new In Shape set with today's sketch. I also know that it will come as absolutely no surprise to you that I used the amazing, awesome, and absolutely totally cute Stitched Cloud CutUps with my card as well. My paper is from Chickaniddy, and I paired it with cardstock from MFT and Michael's. 

Here are the TCP products I have used: 





Here are all the need to know details, because you need to know....silly:

  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted here on The Cat's Pajama's Blog as well as on our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design using the InLinkz on the TCP blog. If you want to display your pretties on Splitcoaststampers use keyword TCPTUES294. Only the entries uploaded to the Inlinkz button will be considered for Swanky Stamper at the end of the month.
  3. You must have your project posted by the Monday, 12 midnight EDT before the next challenge to be eligible to win the Cat Cash.
  4. Cards and projects are not required the use of a Cat’s Pajamas Stamp or CutUps die.
  5. On the following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen at random from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 or $15 if a TCP product is used.
  6. At the end of the month, The Swanky Stamper will be selected from all the weekly entries. The Swanky Stamper will receive some of the stamps from our next release and get to play along with us at our Pajamas Party and Blog Hop. AND… They’ll even get a special spot in the Gallery highlighting the project that won them the gig and a snazzy badge to display on their blog. The Swanky Stamper will be announced the First Monday of the month on our Facebook page and The Cat's Pajamas' Blog.
  7. The Swanky Stamper will be announced the First Monday of the month on our Facebook page and the Cat's Pajamas' Blog.

Now that I have shamelessly plugged myself on all forms of social media, and showed off my newest creation, I'm going to let you all be....but never fear, I will be back all week with lots of goodies, so stay tuned. 

By my lovlies, have a stampy day!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

TCP Tuesday Inspiration

Hey ya'll and welcome to my bloggity blog....however you got here, I'm happy you came, and I whether you leave a comment or not, I'm just happy that you decided to stop long enough to look. :)

Today is Tuesday, so it is time for another new challenge from The Cat's Pajamas. This week's challenge is a Inspiration challenge. I loved the light feel of the photo, the springy bright colors, and the different levels of images in the jars photo(you can see the photo HERE). 


For my card today, I used the super gorgeous new Take Flight stamp set. I paired it with the Bird Friends and Stitched Clouds CutUps. My sentiment was cut out with the Fancy Flip Frames CutUps. I used 4 MFT inks in Steel Grey, Lemon Drop, Bubblegum, and Berrylicious. My cardstock is Michael's White, MFT Banana Split, Berrylicious, and Bubblegum, and some MME DP. To finish, I embellished with some Hemp Cord and brads.

Here are the products I have used:







  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted here on The Cat's Pajama's Blog as well as on our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design using the InLinkz on the TCP blog. If you want to display your pretties on Splitcoaststampers use keyword TCPTUES293. Only the entries uploaded to the Inlinkz button will be considered for Swanky Stamper at the end of the month.
  3. You must have your project posted by the Monday, 12 midnight EDT before the next challenge to be eligible to win the Cat Cash.
  4. Cards and projects are not required the use of a Cat’s Pajamas Stamp or CutUps die.
  5. On the following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen at random from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 or $15 if a TCP product is used.
  6. At the end of the month, The Swanky Stamper will be selected from all the weekly entries. The Swanky Stamper will receive some of the stamps from our next release and get to play along with us at our Pajamas Party and Blog Hop. AND… They’ll even get a special spot in the Gallery highlighting the project that won them the gig and a snazzy badge to display on their blog. The Swanky Stamper will be announced the First Monday of the month on our Facebook page and The Cat's Pajamas' Blog.
  7. The Swanky Stamper will be announced the First Monday of the month on our Facebook page and the Cat's Pajamas' Blog.

Well, that's it for me for now!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! My Dad is coming to see me, so it is a HAPPY day.....I go into the hospital tomorrow for an outpatient treatment, so, cross your fingers there are no hiccups!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

WARNING....Sarcasm, Snark, and Saturday Challenges Ahead!!

I talk about this all the time if you are friends with me on Facebook, but I really do need adult supervision. I fall, I break things(myself included), I eat cheese puffs for lunch AND dinner some days(excuse me while I go wash the orange dust off my fingers). Why do I bring this up? Well, it's simple you see....firstly, I have been up for almost 24 hours(grownups, especially ones who suffer from migraines, shouldn't do that), I for real did have cheese puffs for lunch, and for some ungodly reason I signed up for today's challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps which was to try something new........I hate trying new things. Sigh. I should have orange traffic cones, and flashing signs or something........


So, I did the no lines coloring technique using my Let's Roll, Dude! set....which is as intimidating as hell when you work with some of the most talented colorists in the biz. This was my first try, so don't be judgy, I tried, ok??!! I used an Echo Park paper pad, and paired it with MFT Gumdrop Green, and Bazzill Whirlypop and Banana Split. I embellished with Michael's brads, spiral clips, May Arts twine, and some buttons from MFT in Lemon Drop and Nightshift Blue. For my background, I used the MFT Open Scallop Doily Die-namics. 

Here's the fun part, I used this week's Crazy 4 Challenges challenge, which was a sketch.....with three tiny squares, so, I adapted......sue me. :)
Just do me a favor, make sure to check them out too, yo!!


Since I hate trying new things, and I did it anyway, you should too....and guess what, YOU should be sure to submit them so you can WIN a $10 gift card to the Shop!!  I showed you mine, now show me yours....you know you wanna!!

Have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends fb 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!!! I share, you share, we all share....and don't listen to that guy in the commercial, he's wrong, sharing is awesome.

Frugal Friday specials are UP!!!!!  Frugal Friday is a GREAT way to stock up on some of those goodies on your wishlists! Not only is it a great way, it's the best way....stamps you want, cheaper than before....uh, duh.



Now go my children!!! Create!!  Make magic with your new technique!! Be brave, and mighty forces will come to your aid!! 

Okay, I think sleep deprivation is setting in, but seriously, make 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 June 26th at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in!

Have a great day everyone, and thanks for reading....have a stampy, krafty, out of the box, awesome day!!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Wedding Cards....Because I Can

One of my loyal customers on ETSY asked for me to recreate a previous creation using the gorgeous Priya from India stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps for her to use for a couple of weddings...and I couldn't say no!!


Everytime I break out this gorgeous stamp, I am reminded how STUNNING she truly is, and how much fun she is to work with. The cards have the same layout, but different color combos, which makes me happy because doing mass production can get sad after awhile, but I will do it if you ask me nicely!!


I used Nightshift Blue and Razzleberry from MFT, and they were paired with Gold Coins from Bazzill. For my blue themed card, I used an MME Stella and Rose Hattie paper pad, and for my pink card I used the MME Lost and Found Halloween paper pad. 


The scallops were cut out using the MFT Simply Scalloped Medium Die-namics, and I used their Layered Rose Die-namics for my flowers. I embellished with gold brads and spiral clips, hemp cord, and finished off with sentiments from the new Happily Ever After set.

So, that is it for me for now, than's for stopping by!! Oh, and if you made it this far, you get a prize.....if you want to purchase any cards from my shop, be sure to use the code "knightronefan" to receive 15% off your order!!

Thanks my lovlies, and have a rockin' day!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

I Are Fun!!

Hey friends, family, stampers, and people who randomly googled something strange and wound up here....welcome to my blog!! Today I have a SUPAH cute card I made using the new The Cat's Pajamas set, I Are Fun...and it really is fun!


My image was colored with Copics, then layered with Gumdrop Green and Wild Cherry from MFT, and Barely Banana from Bazzill. My DP is from the MME Playground paper pad. To add to my card, I used my normal stuff....spiral clips, brads, paper piercing, and I added some yummy red ruffled plaid ribbon. To finish it off, I added my new obsession...Stitched Cloud CutUps. I love them so much.

Here are the TCP products I used:



Well, that is it for me for now!! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you continue to do so....it makes me happy and stuff.

Stay awesome!!!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Be Brave....and Hop with Kraftin' Kimmies' June Release!


So we finally made it through the entire week of peeks, and your reward for hanging in there with us....well, a hop of course!! All the new sets are available now at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS, and you know you want them, so after you oogle all our goodies, be sure to head on over and shop until your cart is full and your wallet is empty. :)



This super cute dude, his dragon foe, and I have been battling it out at my craft table for the whole day, and I believe I came out victorious....but at this point, I don't know. You tell me??
They are from the new Believe in Fairytales...super cute, right?



While you are hopping you will surely see some more samples from the awesome and fun set  from artist Emilie Goulet called LET'S ROLL, DUDE!  


And who could forget about the gorgeous new Fin-tastic Friends?



 You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our JUNE Krafty Hop!  When you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new rubber stamp sets are NOW available!!  And don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new June stamps at a discount!!  But only for a limited time!
We've also got MORE new goodies in the shop including new paper pads  and a totally new section of fun embellishments called BEAUTIFUL BUTTONS!! 

My card is also for this week's Crazy 4 Challenges challenge, to make a masculine card!!
Check us out on the C4C blog for all the details!!


Now let's celebrate with our NEW RELEASE 
and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Day Three of Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks-It's Like....a Fairytale.

Hey stampers, friends, followers, and people who googled something completely random and wound up here on accident, welcome back to day THREE of our JUNE Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!!  All of our brand new rubber stamp sets will be released TONIGHT!  Are you excited?  

 Who doesn't love princes and princesses.....not to mention knights, frogs and DRAGONS!!!!  We are 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!!



Sigh.....I've met my fair share of frogs, and tried my hardest to turn them into Princes...how about you, ladies? My current bf is a Prince for sure, so I'm keeping him. He seems to be ok with that plan.

Anywho, for my card, I paired my princess image with the super cute frog from this set. I used my glitter pen to highlight parts of her dress, and their crowns, and colored the rest with Copics. My cardstock is from MFT in Orange Fizz, Blu Raspberry, and Jellybean Green. I used buttons from MFT in those colors as well, and some Orange Fizz grosgrain. To finish, I used some Michael's brads, spiral clips, and paired all this with some MME paper.


Above is a close up of the sparkle.......spaaaaaaaarkle.



The whole set....isn't it CUTE!!



As always, since it is release week, our challenge is ANYTHING GOES!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with any stamp 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. We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN a $10 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want 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 the me and Krafty Girls at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY





All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps from Cheryl!  And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away a gift voucher!!!  You could WIN some Krafty $$$ to spend at the shop!!!!  There will be one winner from all the comments this week and it will be announced at the party!
Happy hoppin'!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Rollin' By With Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks-Day Two!!

Hey stampers, friends, followers, and people who googled something completely random and wound up here on accident...welcome back to day TWO of our JUNE Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!!  Have you been enjoying the peeks so far??  All of our brand new rubber stamp sets will be released on Saturday night!


Today we are SO thrilled to share this fabulous set of stamps by artist Emilie Goulet, perfect from all the boys in your life!  It is called LET'S ROLL, DUDE!! This fun set includes THREE main images plus SEVEN perfectly coordinating sentiments!! They are awesome!!! I love it because the three main dudes in MY life have birthday's all in the next three week's, so I know what I will be using for them...they're getting so big!!


So, for today's card, I paired my dude with the MME Adventure paper pad, and used some MFT cardstock in Hot Fudge, Tangy Orange, and Jellybean Green. I also used Bazzill Banana Split. My embellishments are buttons from MFT in Hot Fudge, Tangy Orange, and Jellybean Green, Hemp Cord, Michael's brads, and spiral clips....I'm nothing if not predictable.  



I also used this month's sketch finally, pictured below!!!


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

All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps from Emilie!  And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment on all the preview posts for this week because we are giving away a gift voucher!!!  You could WIN some Krafty $$$ to spend at the shop!!!! {The winner will be announced at the party!}



Well stampers, have fun hopping....but before you go, bask in the cuteness of the three little boys who have me wrapped around their cute little fingers. That red hair, those big blue eyes, those chubby cheeks....yeah, I didn't stand a chance!! 
 (Jared-7 today, Happy Birthday baby, you will always have a piece of my heart!!!)

(Ian-soon to be 5, Marcus-soon to be 4.....I'm so old, I'm like the CRYPT KEEPER)

Ok, now go...hop....leave me here to clutch onto what's left of my youth.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

It's Time To Have a Release-Kraftin' Kimmie Style!!

Hey stampers, friends, followers, and people who googled something completely random and wound up here on accident... welcome to this month's release from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

Today the Krafty Girls and Guests 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!  You'll find so many amazing creations on today's hop featuring both new images and sentiments from this sweet summer set!  We know you are just going to LOVE these beauties and you'll be inspired as you check them out today!!  Each set comes with the two fabulous image stamps, three awesome accessory stamps plus EIGHT coordinating sentiments!!


What can I say.... Mermaids bring out the over achiever in me....that or it was seeing the ridiculously amazing creations from my teammates. I mean really, these women are off the HOOK talented. I used a ton of different dies-MFT Sunshine, Leafy Flourish, Sea Charms Die-namics, and the TCP Stitched Clouds CutUps. I paired all of this with the Here is Happy paper pad from MME, and used Michael's brads and pearls, hemp cord, spiral clips, and some glitter.



You can see the glitter a little better on this photo...right?
If not, I tried. Give me an E for effort, would ya?


 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 our 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 our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!  Come hang out with the Krafty Girls, Guests and me!!

Well, that is it for me, now you know what to do, right.....Hop...Hop, HOP I SAY!! Oh, and pity me and leave a comment....please?

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Summer Breeze, Makes Me Feel...Hot. It's Hot.


Hey stampers, friends, followers, and people who googled something completely random and wound up here on accident... welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
Today's challenge is a fun one, to make a card inspired by Summer, and since we always enjoy your creations, be sure to submit them so you can WIN a $10 gift card to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps shop!!  You know you like free money, whooooo doesn't??  My card is also for this week's Crazy 4 Challenges challenge, to make a card that has sunshine, or a sun, or a lot of yellow, basically....something that makes you think of the sun...so, I put a sun. :) Honestly, I kinda have a love hate thing with summer....I love it because it isn't winter, but I don't because the heat and my MS don't see eye to eye. 




I used the new Itty Bitty Friends set from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, and paired it with the MME Here Is Happy paper pad. It hasn't left my desk, even though I swear I have cleaned....I just can't get enough of it!  I paired with MFT cardstock in Blu Raspberry and Razzleberry, and Bazzill Banana Split. My image was cut out using the Oval Stax Die-namics, and layered with the Decorative Doily Die-namics from MFT.  My sun was cut out using the Sunshine Die-namics from MFT, and I used Michael's brads, spiral clips, and some Blu Raspberry grosgrain to embellish with.


I decided to add some sparkle to my image, too, so I added some sparkle to my mermaid...isn't she sparkly??!! Oh, and those dots...their my bubbles....also know as Bella Baubles. I've been cleaning my stamp area and whoa, I have some stuff I didn't remember owning.....like those little glass bubble thingies of joy.

 So, let's take care of some business,  shall we??

First, have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends fb 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!!! We share, you share....and you know what they say, sharing is caring!! Unless it's a cold, keep those to yourself, noone wants your germs.

We are also having another  Krafty Guest Contest!!  Pop on over to the Krafty Friends FB page and enter your fave creation for your chance to hang with the Krafty Girls for the month of July!!!  Deadline to enter is SUNDAY JUNE 7th!!!!!!!

As always FRUGAL FRIDAY specials are up!!!!!!!  So many cuties on sale this weekend only!  Sale ends on Sunday!!


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! As you can see, I completely forgot to use it, so, you can too...but if you don't, you will be way ahead of me, seeeee!!
Here is June's sketch...


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 June 10th 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!! 



Well, I think I have babbled long enough. Hopefully some of you actually read this and get to appreciate how much work I put into these posts. It's hard work being this witty, ya know.

Have a great day, and be good to yourself...you only get one life, live it well!!
Love and squishy, stampy hugs!