Wild About you!

Watermelon-Panda-full - CopyKraftin Kimmie new release september (wild about you)Hey everyone!!It is day ONE of the SEPTEMBER Kraftin’ Kimmie Sneak peeks, and today, I have a cute image to share with you  from the new “Wild About You” set. This set features a trio of adorable pandas with some scenery stamps to have you creating all sorts of unique designs!

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I happened to find some cute DCWV paper in my stash called Melon Twist that was perfect with this cutie.  I coloured the image up with Copics, and the created a really simple layout of layered rectangles.  For a bit of texture, I added some May Arts ribbon and just a bit of bling.  This is definitely a little card that makes me smile!

Are you planning to join us for our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes on Saturday night beginning at 6pm EDT! on Facebook.  Be sure to come hang out with the Krafty Girls and Guests!

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 card!!! You could WIN some Krafty $$$ to spend at the shop!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and happy hoppin’!

Wonderful Wednesday at KKS

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Here in Calgary, we seem to have jumped right past fall and straight into winter (complete with heavy snowfall warnings for  the last two days), but I refuse to ignore this beautiful season – partially because one of my all time favourite stamps from Kraftin’ Kimmie happens celebrate this time of year! I happen to appreciate any excuse to use it!

So, for this week’s KKS Wonderful Wednesday challenge, Lulu from “Hey There, Punkin'” is making another appearance!  I Sept 10 closeupcoloured her up to match this cute Doodlebug paper, and although this happens to be Doodlebug’s fall collection from last year, a little birdie told me that Kimmie has the new one in the store right now (I might have picked one up)!  The sentiment is hand lettered and that fun ribbon happens to be from May Arts!  

Okay, so now it’s your turn to get krafty!  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 on the KKS post until September 16th 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!!! 

Have a great Wednesday, and thanks for stopping by!

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Halloween fun!

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I know that it it still feels like summer (well, everywhere except here in Calgary where we are expecting some snow tonight), but Halloween is just around the corner.  Over the next few wekks, I will have all sorts of fun Halloween themed projects to share – everything from cards to layouts to treat containers to wreaths and home decor!

To kick things off, I have some fun new digis to share with you from My Whimsical Little World (Paola’s Papers).

 First up is a fun set of treat containers featuring a stamp called Halloween Cupcake.

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I created these little containers simply by tracing a tag shape and then adding some sides and bottom.  The image is coloured up with Copics in three different colour combinations chosen to match the DCWV Eek-a-boo stack.  I topped them off with some ribbon and twine from May Arts (and filled them with yummy treats, of course)!

Now, I also have a bit of a confession to make – I’m not much for the scary parts of Halloween, so I loved this second image called Home Before Midnight.

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 This pretty fairy is all set to send some Halloween wishes, but would also be great for Thanksgiving or even a fall birthday!  

Last, but not least, I created one last card with an images called Halloween Fence.

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This one is my favourite because not only is it detailed and interesting to stand on it’s own, but is also fabulous paired up with some of the other images being released today!  In fact, a number of the other gals from the design team have done just that, so make sure you take a minute to stop by and see what they have created!  

Well, that’s it for me today! Don’t forget to pop by the blog and check out all the fun freebies that Paola has for you – there are some new ones in there!  

Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

Back to School

I know that some students down in the States have been back in school for a couple of weeks now, but here in Alberta, students do not start back until next week.  Having said that, the summer is over for us teachers, and I am in full “Back to School” mode.  So the timing with My Whimsical Little World‘s new Back to School release is perfect timing!

Paola has put together an awesome assortment of “Back to School” images for any type of project you might have up your sleeve.  I started with a card with an educational-themed quote, which I thought would be a great way to encourage a teen or tween in your life to make the most of their experiences this coming year.

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This card was created with a digi called Olivia and I think she is so cute!  I loved colouring up her hair.

My favourite project for this release was a set of cookie treat bags that I thought would be a great surprise in a lunch kit.  These two treat bags use digis called Supplies in a Mug and Alarm Clock.

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These are amazingly easy to make. I simply added the cookies to a sandwich bag and folded over the extra plastic and taping it in place.  I then grabbed some cardstock that was 3″ wide and as long as the diametre of the cookie, and then folded it to create a tent that was 1.5″ wide.  I coloured up my images and fussy cut each, embellished the paper and glued everything in place.  I then added some double sided adhesive to the back inside of the tent and placed the cookie bag on top.  Voila – it’s that easy (maybe this would be a good video tutorial for the coming months)!

Paola has been releasing new images over in her Etsy store every week, so make sure you take the chance to stop by and see what is there!  You might also want to pop by Amanda, Martha and Kimberly’s blogs to see the great projects they created with the release as well!  Thanks for stopping by!

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