Monster hugs!


Sometimes you just come a cross a set of stamps that makes you smile from ear to ear!  Last month, I feel in love with Kraftin’ Kimmie’s new sloth themed set called Wanna Hang.  This month, my new love interest happens to be a darling set of little monsters called Monster Hugs!  I’m willing to bet these cuties will make you smile too!

Monster-closeupWhen pulling this card together, I wanted to have some really, bright happy colours so I dug into my crafty stash and found a great collection from Pink Paislee called Soiree!  I then coloured up the image with Copics to match the paper (I almost alwasy start by picking my paper first…it’s so much easier to match the colouring that way)!

The final step for me was to fussy cut the monster.  Why? Well, because I wanted him to be able to actually dance!  Really!  I decided to put him on top of an “Action Wobble” so he could get his groove on!

Monster-angledIf you’ve never seen Action Wobbles, they are just little plastic springs with adhesive on each end.  They make it really easy to add movement to different parts of your card.  You could do the same thing simply with a little floral wire and a bit of tape – and trust me, when you see this little guy wiggle with his tambourine in hand, you’ll know what I mean!

Now, it might be preview week, but it is also Saturday, so that means it is challenge time!
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! We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN some NEW Kraftin’ Kimmie rubbah!!!

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!}

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Bloomin’ Wonderful!


The tulips are coming up!  The tulips are coming up!  We may still have had snow just yesterday, but our tulips are still determined to make an appearance! And it’s a good thing, because today’s preview at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is all about beautiful, blooming flowers!

Gardner-closeupThis little beauty is from a new set called BLOOMIN’ WONDERFUL, and you are going to be blown away by all the possibilities shared by the Krafty Girls.  I decided to team this one up with some fun and bright paper from Pink Paislee.  The stamp is coloured with Copics, and I decided to try my hand at yellow!  I use yellow a lot when colouring, but it is usually in small spots.  I was a bit nervous to tackle a whole dress and pleats, but I love the way it turned out.  Hmmmm, I think I might need to get some refills for those yellows after all!

ALL of our APRIL stamps will be available on Saturday morning at the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Shop! In the meantime, make sure you pop back tomorrow because you will be blown away by the cuties we have to show you!

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Rainy Day Fun

I have two little girls who LOVE puddles!  They truly have a hard time resisting the sounds and splashes that come from a good puddle hunt!  In fact, about a month ago, my three year old enthusiastically announced - “Mommy, yeah for spring!  Yeah for puddles!”


Rainy-day-closeupSo this new release from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is near and dear to my heart!  This fun new set called Rainy Day Fun features Lulu, Lexi and Lucas, and it was created by artist Cheryl Alger.  I chose to work with Lulu for day of our previews, and I just love the fun she seems to be having. The image was coloured with Copics, and the paper (which I think happens to be perfect for this release) is from Echo Park’s Splendid Sunshine collection. Oh, and if you’ve never created a centre-step card (I love these fun card bases), I have a tutorial right here at SCS just for you!

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!}

Oh, and make sure you pop back again tomorrow because we have more fun spring-themed images for you!

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Candy Girl



If only I could get my hair to do this!! This new cutie from Chi Chi Memories, called Candy Girl, is sure to make any recipient smile! Candy-Girl-closeupFor this particular cars, I decided to colour the image with Copics and have a bit of fun with her hair by adding in some pink streaks. For me, the image is a fun combination of cute and edgy, so some bright, bold papers did the trick for the background.  It’s a simple sketch, but I think it shows off all the great detail in this fun digi!

If you haven’t been by the Chi Chi Memories blog lately, make sure you pop by!  We have another challenge up for you, and some fun news coming up early in May!  Make sure you stop by soon!

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This project has been entered into Craft-Dee-Bow’s monthly challenge for April!