Well welcome back!! It’s Krafty RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN’ KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!!
It’s been a huge week of previews this week - Kimmie’s got TWO sweet new sets with the kiddos from Cheryl Alger……..DOWN ON THE FARM and FAIRY FRIENDS!! She also has a fun new set from Emilie Goulet called PRETTY LITTLE PIXIES! And of course there is an amazing new set of SIX awesome stamps in our SASSY SPRITES collection with a coordinating FABULOUS FRAMES set! OH and don’t forget the TWO incredible new sets of TRINKETS …… SPRING TRINKETS and FAIRY TRINKETS!!
Today, I wanted to share my two favourite stamps from this release – teamed up for one of my favourite types of projects – scrapbook layouts!
This adorable fairy from the Pretty Little Pixie set just made me think of all the memories I have of my girls in the garden last summer! My hubby put in countless hours creating a little oasis last year in the backyard, and the girls had so much fun getting into everything – including the mud! So I went digging through my pictures and found the perfect set for this cute pixie!
And if you know anything about my layouts, you’ll know that I LOVE interactive elements. So I grabbed my favourite new Trinket from Spring Trinkets and used that for the inside of flap!
The Earth laughs in flowers…indeed!
There are so many amazing Kraftin’ Kimmie kreations for you to check out on the hop today! So visit the links below and have some fun browsing through…and of course, there are stamps to win!!!!
Thanks for stopping by! Now get hoppin’ and shoppin’!!
My youngest daughter is the biggest snuggle bug ever, so when I came across this photo of her only days after she was born, I knew it was the perfect photo for a “little snuggle” layout.
This is one of the first layouts I have done in a long time without journaling, but between the title and the picture, I thought the layout really spoke for itself. I thought I might feel like something was missing, but I think I am good with it…I can always add it later, right?
The paper is from DCWV’s new The Butterfly Gardens stack. I have been obsessed with this stack since it arrived! The good news is that I have gotten a bunch of layouts finished as a result. The bad news is that my stack is quickly dwindling!!! :) I also embellished it with some Liquid Pearls in Buttercup, some amazing May Arts ribbon, and adhered most of the layout pieces with foam squares and Tombow Adhesive. I also added a bit of Glossy Accents to the butterflies so they would catch the light a bit, and also to make them a bit sturdier (is that a word???) since they are only adhered to the layout in the center to give a bit more dimension.
Last, but not least, I used some fun foam Thickers in a pale pink for the main word in the title and embellished them a bit with some Liquid Pearl dots. I actually think this is my favourite part of the layout!
Well, that’s it for SCS today! Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget – I have more projects to share using this amazing stack….perhaps an altered item or two! So make sure you pop back soon!
My youngest daughter is almost two (seriously…how on earth…) so I wanted to scrap a few pictures of her that I took on her birthday last year. They are some of my favourite pictures because I think it really shows off her bright, playful nature!
Recently, I’ve been playing around with stamping on my background papers. Why do I not do this more often! I love the subtle, distress effect (yahoo for Distress Ink). The paper is from my new favourite DCWV stack called The Butterfly Gardens. And if you don’t believe that it is actually my favourite – stay tuned – I think I have 5 projects to share with you in the next week with paper from this stack! It is really gorgeous, and perfect for anyone who loves to fussy cut!
The butterflies on the page are simply fussy cut from some of the patterned papers and then adhered in the centre so I can fold the wings up a bit to give the illusion that they have just landed on the page. Even when they get squished down, the fact that the wings are not adhered still gives the illusion of depth.
And for a bit of icing on the cake, I teamed up this layout with some May Arts ribbon. I looped short pieces to create a banner effect, and then created a beautiful big bow to create a bit of a focal point. This ribbon is so awesome to work with!If you are interested in having a look at another project I created for DCWV with this stack, head on over to the Crafters Home website to see our feature! I’ll have more for you right here as well in the next few days!
Thanks for stopping by!
Summer will be here soon, so I took the monthly MME challenge as a chance to get caught up on scrapping some pictures from last summer! I thought it was a good chance to get it in on the Gossimer Blue/MME guest designer hunt too!
This layout uses MME’s Quite Contrary collection and a bit of Twisted Lime Trendy Twine. The stamped background was a combination of a Doodlebug stamp with some Distress Ink in Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint.
I love this layout about my oldest daughter - a little gal who loves popsicles, but just finds them too cold to actually eat! I think she gets that from her dad!
Well – that’s it for tonight!