Favourite Halloween movie anyone?!

kimmie-frontOne of the things I remember most about Halloween as a kids was the Charlie Brown Halloween special about the Great Pumpkin that would show up on tv the Monday before Halloween.  There was something about Linus’s faith in the Great Pumpkin that I always thought was quite something – especially in the face of all the doubters!

kimmie-closeupSo, when I first saw this cute stamp from Kraftin’ Kimmie’s “Hey There Punkin'” set, I couldn’t help but think about that movie.  And Lulu, perched behind that pumpkin looks just like she is pondering the great mysteries of the Great Pumpkin this Halloween!

Lulu was coloured up with Copics, and I picked colours to match the cute Doodlebug paper.  For a bit of texture, I also threw some corduroy ribbon on the card from May Arts – somehow corduroy scream fall to me!  The sentiment was hand lettered – a quote from the Great Pumpkin of course!

Well, since it is Wednesday, it is challenge time at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps.  We want EVERYONE to be able to play along so your submission can use ANY stamp and 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 over on the Kraftin’ Kimmie blog until November 4th at midnight! At the end of the month one random winner will be chosen from all the submissions for the whole month and will receive a $20 Gift Card to the shop!

2 and a half more days until Halloween!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Black Cat Challenge

Halloween week continues here at SCS, and today, I have a cute little card to share with you!

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This little cute duo is a new stamp from Tiddy Inks called Couple of Fall Cuties. I thought it would be the prefect image to use for this week’s challenge which is called “Black Cat”  If you haven;t been over to the Tiddly Inks blog today, you really need to check out all the great creations by the design team for this challenge, especially if “cute Halloween” is your “thing” (it is definitely mine).

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I coloured up these cuties with Copics, and while my kitty did turn out more grey than black, let’s just say that she looks good for her age!  The paper is from Doodlebug, and that great ribbon is from May Arts.  Oh, and as has become my tradition, the sentiment was hand lettered.

I hope you will consider joining us for the challenge!  While Black Cat would probably work for a lot of Halloween projects, there are so many cute cat images over in the store that would work for any theme!  We always love seeing you work so link up!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Let it snow – but only on paper!


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Halloween is next week, and that means that there is snow in the forecast for Calgary so this week’s Kraftin’ Kimmie “Let it Snow” challenge is perfect (although I am glad that I have at least a few more days of Fall).  This week our hostess is Krafty Girl, KIMMIE so create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp or any other stamp and be sure to use the idea of snow, snow embellishments, images with snow, fluffy stuff, white stuff etc. to get you going!!! 

I decided to use Lexi from the band new “Candy Cane Kisses” set.  I coloured her up with Copics, and while there are no “direct” snow images in the image, Lexi looked like she was dressed for a blustery day (and anyway, she was so cute I just wanted an excuse to use her).  I also added some Diamond Stickles in and around her feet (backed with a bit of B41 and B45) to give the illusion of ice or snow.  I really love that this card feels warm in spite of the snow and Christmas theme!

Don;t forget to check out the wonderful creations by our Krafty Girls and special Krafty Guests featuring this week’s challenge!! We’re sure you’ll be inspired!! Then join us, play along and you could WIN!!

Happy kraftin’!!

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Using Sketches for card making

Today, it is my turn to share a little Krafty Tip/tutorial for Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, and given how much I know you card makers love to use sketches, I thought I would share a little tip for using sketches in different ways.

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Recently, Kraftin’ Kimmie used this sketch for one of our September challenges, and I thought it was really simple, but packed with possible variations.  One of the thing I love about sketches is that they can make the card making process really quick!  And the great news is that with a bit of “fidgiting”, you can make a whole collection of cards that look totally different using the same sketch.

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This was the first version I cam e up with, using one of my favourite stamps from the “Happy Haunting” set and some paper from Doodlebug. For this version, I followed the sketch layout pretty closely, just changing the position of the bow and the shape of oval to accommodate the image I chose.  I think it’s a super cute version!

Sketch-2But then I though I would have some fun and see what would happen if I turned the image 90 degrees to the right.  I actually tend to work in landscape a lot because I like the way that the card stands, so turning the image really worked!  All the pieces are exactly the same as they are in the first version – same size, same placement.  The only thing that changed was the direction of the image.  I love that this version shows off a bit more of the paper too!

Sketch-3The last version is simply a stretched out version of the orginal sketch.  Since I still wanted to try another landscape version, I simply took the sketch and extended it out on the sides and pinched it a bit top and bottom.  Again, all the pieces are in the same places, but now the dimensions of them are a bit different (wider than longer).  I really love the balance of shapes and sizes in this one, and it was the one that made the final cut!

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So there you have it – one sketch 3 different ways with minimal changes!  Image using this technique to crank out your Christmas cards this year – each one would be totally unique, but you would have them done in no time flat!

I hope this little tip has inspired you to get krafty! Thanks for stopping by!