Thursday, April 24, 2014

CAS with SugarPea Designs

This week's SugarPea Designs challenge is usually one I run away from, but I just love this little superguy from My Hero, so I decided to play along!!

The challenge is to make a Clean and Simple card...which I have kind of learned to love, so yay me! Growth is good, people!

I used the super cute My Hero set, and stamped him on X-Press It blending card, and  then colored him with my Copics. He was then popped up on my card base of Black Licorice from MFT. I used some Steel Grey and Lemon Drop cardstock, and the Solid Skyline, and Skyline Border Die-namics to create my city scape on the bottom. My sentiment was cut up and added randomly, along with some yellow and white twine. To finish, I had to add some brads to the bottom corners....It's an addiction. A real bad one. LOL

So….are YOU ready to play along with a brand new SugarPea Designs challenge?
Create a CAS (Clean & Simple) card and link up your on the SugarPea Designs blog.

 We only have a few rules…
  •  Play along with ANY stamp you’d like – Winner is chosen at random to keep things fair, but if the winners project features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the voucher to $15
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with any other challenge(s)
  • Upload to your blog or other online gallery using keyword: SPD04 so we can easily find your work.
  • Add your name and link to your card or project in the InLinkz 


Click through to each of our designer’s blogs for more CAS inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a super sweet, and just plain SUPER day!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday-Rainy Day Fun

Welcome to another Wonderful Wednesday challenge and as's ANYTHING GOES!! What will YOU create??!!

Your submission must use at least one Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp but can be any theme, any style, any design and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, an altered name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until Tuesday, April 29th!! What do you think.....wanna WIN??
**Please note that you are more than welcome to combine this Wonderful Wednesday Share to Win challenge with other challenges, BUT not our regular weekly challenges. This must be a new and different creation than anything you create for our Saturday challenges.

Who can resist these SUPER cute kids from Cheryl Algers' new set, Rainy Day Fun?!!?  I stamped my LuLu on X-press it blending card, and colored her with my Copics. I paired her with some MME paper, and then used buttons from MFT in Bubblegum, Lemon Drop, and Berrylicious. My cardstock colors are Bubblegum, Berrylicious, and Smooth White from MFT, and Banana Split from Bazzil. I finished my card off with some Michael's brads, a spiral clip, and some Bubblegum ribbon.

Well, that is it for me for now!! Be sure to check out the Kraftin' Kimmie blog to see what my teammates have been up to!!

P.S. Did you know that the NEW April stamps are NOW available?? YUP! Hop on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop and check 'em out!!
Happy kraftin'!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Bunny Girl- Hoppy Easter

Here's a quick card I put together using the adorable Bunny Girl digi from Chi Chi Memories. I just love her adorable ears, and slippers. :)

I printed her on X-Press It blending card, and then colored her with my Copics. She was layered with Banana Split from Bazzill, and Bubblegum and Steel Grey from MFT. The paper I used is from MME, and I embellished my card with brads, spiral clips, Bubblegum grosgrain, and a sentiment tag from a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps set.

Well, that is it for me for now!! Be sure to check out Chi Chi Memories, and their amazing images!!

Have a great day!!!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie April Hop

We're so excited! It’s our APRIL RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And 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 fun, new stamps! OH and we've got some EXTRA SPECIAL things going on for you this month!! 

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists for our April release! We’ve got something for everyone!! We’ve got an adorable new spring set from Cheryl called RAINY DAY FUN! There's an awesome new MONSTER set from Thais called MONSTER HUGS! Lastly, we are SO excited to share a GORGEOUS new Moonlight Whispers stamp set from Annie called....BLOOMIN' WONDERFUL!

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our APRIL Krafty Hop! We are SO thrilled to have the Kit & Clowder Design Team joining us in our hop!! They have done a great job with the new stamps and are helping us to launch this fabby new release!!! We are so excited to have them join us!!

For my card tonight, I used the SUPER adorable new Monster Hugs set, again. I stamped him on X-Press It blending card, and then colored with my Copics. My cardstock colors are Smooth White, Orange Fizz, Gumdrop Green, and Blu Raspberry.I used some MME paper, and embellished with Michael's brads, a spiral clip, and some Orange Fizz grosgrain and buttons.

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 we've got an extra special HOP this month!! We've planned a KRAFTY EASTER EGG HUNT in our hop!!! There are eleven letters hidden along the way and they spell out a two word phrase! Find all the letters, unscramble them and post your answer on our Facebook page wall!! One lucky winner will receive a KKS goodie package and you have until Monday night to enter!!

When you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are available NOW! And don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new April stamps at a discount!! But only for a limited time!

One more super fun thing!!! We are sponsoring a Kustomer Kompetition over at the Kit and Clowder site!! Submit your creation featuring a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp and YOU could WIN the ENTIRE new release!!!! (If you can't wait and plan to order the new release stamps, no problem! If you WIN, I'll let ya choose your own stamps!!  )

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie Day 3

Welcome back to day THREE of our APRIL Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! The awesome new stamps just keep on comin'!!

We are SO thrilled to share the newest set of FOUR images with matching sentiments from THAIS! Could this set of furry friends BE any cuter?? This fabulously fun new set is called MONSTER HUGS!!

This week our challenge hostess is SHARON! And her challenge is ANYTHING GOES!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp with no restrictions! 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 some NEW Kraftin' Kimmie rubbah!!!

Are you joining us for our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY?!!! Hope you can join us for all the fun, excitement, and prizes!!! We'll be releasing all the new stamps you've seen this week after the party at 11am EDT!! You can read all the details about how you can join us RIGHT HERE!

For my card today, I paired my super cute monster with an MME paper pad from the Lime Twist line. I paired it with Steel Grey, Tangy Orange, Sour Apple, and Smooth White. I used Michael's brads, Steel Grey grosgrain, and a spiral clip.

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

So come and hang out with us in a couple of hours 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! The design team over at Kit & Clowder are helping us to launch the new stamps this month! We'll have lots of surprises for you, including an Easter Egg Hunt, a Customer Competition and ALL the new stamps will be available TODAY at the KKStamps Shop!!

Happy hoppin'!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps April Release-Day 2!!

Welcome back to Day TWO of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps APRIL previews!!! We are back with a fabulous new Moonlight Whispers stamp set by Annie Rodrigue!! You'll love these two gardening ladies along with the THREE fun sentiments!!

Today the Krafty Girls and I are thrilled to share with you.....BLOOMIN' WONDERFUL!! There are lots of gorgeous creations on today's hop featuring both new images and sentiments from the set!! We know you are just going to LOVE these springtime ladies and be inspired by all the fun designs!!

For my card today, I paired my girl from Bloomin' Wonderful with the MME Collectable "Memorable" paper pad. My cardstock colors are Blu Raspberry, Smooth White, and Bubblegum from MFT, and Going Gray from SU. The buttons I used are Bubblegum from MFT, and I used Michael's brads and a spiral clip.

Below you will find all the Krafty Girls 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 is going to WIN a package of today's stamps!! Woohoo!!!

ALL of our APRIL stamps will be available on Saturday morning at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! We'll be celebrating at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!! It's over at our KKS Facebook fan page! Join us for all the fun!! You can find more details here!!
Happy hoppin'!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks-Day One

Welcome to day ONE of our APRIL Kraftin' Kimmie Previews!!! Today we are excited to share a supah cute new set featuring Lulu, Lexi and Lucas! It's by artist Cheryl Alger and will help us welcome spring! We are sharing samples today featuring.......RAINY DAY FUN!!

For my card today, I paired the Rainy Day Fun set with my MME Collectable "Notable" paper pad. I used Orange Fizz, Sour Apple, Blu Raspberry, and Smooth White cardstock, and buttons in the same color, from My Favorite Things. My background was created using the MFT Circle Stax Die-namics, and I used the Cloud Die-namics to make some cute little clouds for this one. To finish, I used brads, a spiral clip, and some MFT ribbon.

All the Krafty Girls and Guests 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 the new sets and YOU could WIN!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday morning!}

Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE fun new stamps we have to share with you! And ALL the new APRIL stamps will be available on Saturday morning at the KKStamps Shop!!
Happy hoppin'!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Krafty Tips and Tutes!!

It is my week to do the Krafty Tips and Tutes over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Blog, so I wanted to show you one of the things I get asked the do you get your layers so perfect?!!

I start by cutting my first layer to exactly the size I want it to be. For this tutorial, I started with a 3x4 panel(initial size of panel depends upon what you are layering, but for this tutorial, consider the yellow my "image" or starting panel).

To get my first layer, I cut my next layer at exactly 1/8th of an inch bigger than my first panel. So for this panel, I will be cutting the width to 3 1/8th.

I repeat that process for the length, so for my 4in panel, I cut my first layer at 4 1/8th inches.

If you chose to do another layer, and we all KNOW how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE my layers. I repeat the same process, and cut the next layer exactly an 1/8th bigger than my LAST layer. So for this layer, I will be cutting the width to 3 1/4inches. 

I repeat that process for the length, so my length will be 4 1/4 inches.

The most important step of this ENTIRE process is to be sure to carefully lay out your layers BEFORE you glue them down. Make sure they line up properly, because we all know that cutters can be different, and difficult at times. If they line up, go ahead and carefully glue them down.

Well, I hope that answered some questions, and if you have any more, feel free to email me at!! 

Thanks for stoppng by, and have a Krafty Day!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sweet Sneak Peeks-Day Four!!

Welcome back to our fourth and final day of Sweet Sneak Peeks!! I have had so much fun with the new sets this month, and look forward to playing along with them for the rest of the month!!

All the new sets will be available for purchase in the SugarPea Designs Shoppe on Thursday, April 10th at 9:00 PM EST!  Please join us on the SugarPea Designs FaceBook page for a FUN Release Chat party on Thursday, April 10th from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST.  We will be announcing our blog hop winners and giving away the ENTIRE APRIL RELEASE to one lucky participant.

Today, we have our fourth and final set, Totes Ma Goats!! It makes me snort just thinking of

For my card today, I used the smaller goat image, and the single can, from Totes Ma Goats. I stamped them on X-Press It blending card, and then colored them with my Copics. He was cut out with the MFT Circle Stax Die-namics, and then layered with the Open Scalloped Doily Duo Die-namics in Hot Fudge. I used Jellybean Green and Orange Fizz cardstock on my card, as well as Smooth White. My paper is from a Simple Stories paper pad. To finish my card, I embellished with brads, a spiral clip, and some hemp cord from MFT.

Well, that is it for me for now!! Be sure to check out the other designers and their fabulous work!! Have a SWEET day!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sweet Sneak Peeks-Day Three

Here we are on day three of Sweet Sneak Peeks from SugarPea Designs, and we have another super cute set for you!! I hope you have been hopping along and commenting...I hear there might be prizes. :)  Definitely be sure to check out all the other designers hard, amazing work, and be sure to leave some comments along the way!! Our fourth day of peeks is tomorrow, so only one more set left after today...and it's a MUST see, too!

Tonight, we have a new set called Hat's Off To You...just in time for graduation!!

For my card today, I paired my girl from Hat's Off To You with some Echo Park Times and Seasons paper. SHe was colored with Copics, and then layered with Brick Red, Jellybean Green, and Nighshift Blue from MFT. I embellished with some Kraft grosgrain from MFT, spiral clips, and brads from Michael's. To finish, I added buttons from MFT in Brick Red, Jellybean Green, and Nightshift Blue, and then used them to accent my sentiment.

Well, that is it for me for now!! Be sure to check out the other designers and their fabulous work!! Have a SWEET day!!