Christmas in July???!!!

Okay, I know the weather has been a bit unpredictable this year, but Christmas in July???!!!!  Really???!!!

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Well, “weather” you are ready to think about Christmas yet or not, we have a fun challenge at Kraftin’ Kimmie stamps this week for you.   This week our hostess is STEPHANIE and her challenge is CHRISTMAS IN JULY! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp or any other stamp, using a holiday theme!

Christmas-challenge-closeupThis week, I decided to work with one of my favourite stamps from the winter release last year – from Lexi’s Winter Fun set.  I coloured up Lexi and her snowman pal with Copics to match some DCWV paper I had kicking around and then added a bit of May Arts eyelet ribbon for some texture.  I love how the angle of this stamp makes it so easy to highlight a sentiment!

Don’t forget that Kimmie has put a bunch of great product on sale this weekend – stamps and paper!  So head on over and stock up!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Make Your Own Sunshine!

Recently, DCWV sent me a new stack called Blossom Couture available now at Hobby Lobby.  If you have ever had a chance to stop by my blog, you will know that I use a lot of bold and bright colours when I am crafting.  But this new soft, crisp, clean stack has me wanting to do away with the pinks and purples and embrace cream, teal, green, grey and white full time!  Let me tell you – this stack is a beauty!

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For this layout, featuring my youngest daughter with her toothy grin (and complete with one of those new walker head bruises),  I decided to showcase one of the pretty journaling tags available in the stack as a title for the layout.  I really love these tags for both the graphics and the well placed embossing that takes each of them from flat to fabulous!

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On top of all the embossing, you will also find all sorts of great patterns, blossoms, and a touch of foiling on elements like a great page filled with alphas. And this stack, with its neutral colours, is perfectly complimented with some of DCWV’s specialty material stacks like the Printed Corrugated cardstock.

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Finally, I wanted to share with you one of my favourite parts of this new stack – a page that includes a couple of beautiful cards that you can cut out, fold and use just as they are!

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It’s hard for me to give away anything but a homemade cards now, but I have to admit that sometimes I find myself pulling one together at the last minute.  This is a great combination of quick and homemade.  While the designs are pretty enough on their own, you can also embellish them a bit with products like DCWV adhesive pearls  or even a bit of ribbon and you are set to go.  Add one of the cute tags from the same page on the inside of the card, and no one will know that it took you less than 5 minutes to pull it together.

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Well, that’s it for me today!  I am off to finish another layout that I started with this stack.  Thanks for stopping by today!

More tutu fun!

Last week, I share a tutu-orial I created for May Arts on how to create a simple tutu from tulle.  Today, as part of Kraftin’ Kimmie’s Wonderful Wednesday challenge, I thought I would share a couple more projects I created inspired by ballerinas!

 

Tutu-card-angledThis little card was created with the Lil’ Athletes set from Kraftin’ Kimmie.  This cutie is so much fun to colour, and I have seen all sorts of fun techniques with her tutu, including a layer of tulle on top!  I decided to colour her up with Copics and then top her off with some layered silk and sequined ribbon from May Arts!  The sentiment is hand lettered, and you can check out a tutorial for that process that I posted last week as well (it was a busy week)!

Tutu-card-closeupSo, let’s talk about the KKS challenge.  As always, the theme is ANYTHING GOES so break out your Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!! Your submission can be any theme, any style, any design and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item….you name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until July 29th. At the end of the month, one winner will be chosen from all the submissions that month and will receive a $20 gift code to the KKS shop  So if there are four Wednesdays, you have FOUR chances to WIN!

Before I sign off, I will leave you with a couple of other pictures of ballerina inspired projects, just because I love ballerinas!  Have an awesome day and thanks for stopping by!

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Let the good times roll!

Good morning everyone!  It’s a sunny day here in Calgary, and that means that a day in the beach is in order – what do you think?

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Okay, now the truth is that I do not have a cool car like this to get me there, but if I did, it would be the perfect beach-mobile!  Created by artist Paola Jofre from My Whimsical Little World called Beach Wagon, this car has got it “goin’ on”.

I coloured the image, which includes both the car and background graphics with Copics to match some Fancy Pants paper I found in my crafty stash, with some hand lettering on the sentiment in the background. And just to make the card even more fun, I decided to add another image on the inside, simply because it was a perfect match!

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Now, if you happen to be more of a camper than a beach dude or babe, Paola has something for you too!  Called Happy Camper, this digi is perfect for the masculine cards you might be cooking up, or even some fun summer farewell cards too!

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Well, that`s it for me today!  Make sure you check out Anna’s post for a great art jounral page with this stamp, and then head on over to the My Whimsical Little World blog for more information!  Word has it that Paola has created a tutorial on using digital papers!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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