Well, welcome back for another challenge with Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!!!
This week our hostess is SANDIE!! And her challenge is Heat or Dry Embossing!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin’ Kimmie stamp that features either heat embossing or dry embossing!
I decided to have a little fun in anticipation for National Teacher’s Week! Some of you might know that I am a teacher in my spare time , so this is a day near and dear to my heart! And yes, I know there are lost of horror stories of awful teachers and awful school situations. Sometimes it just seems we are so much more willing to share those stories than those of situations in which teacher’s made a difference. I’m glad we have a time to honour those that do make a difference…because there is magic in that!
I thought the Mother Goose stamp from Kraftin’ Kimmie was a perfect fit for this card, together with some Doodlebug paper from the FlowerBox collection and some ribbon from May Arts. And my embossing was a little trick I learned to create this polka dot effect on the card base:
The secret is to simply take mini glue dots and place them around your paper. Sprinkle with embossing powder, heat it up and voila – a darling, textured polka dot!
Make sure you take some time to check out the wonderful creations by our Krafty Girls featuring this week’s challenge!! And if you join us, you could WIN a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp!!!
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It’s my day to post a little bit of fun for Trendy Twine today, and I thought I would share a fun little felt flower tutorial for you. We have been using a great colour called Lemon Tart, and really, what a better place for it than in the center of a flower This is a great little flower that can be made in many sizes and used on a variety of projects. I happened to use mine on a headband, but the sky is really the limit. Click on the picture to access the tutorial.
Now that you know how to make them, there are all sorts of variations you can make. I used a different coloured twine caller Blue Berry for a more “fuzzy centre” by using the same technique and simply cutting the looped pieces. Mixing colours could also be fun!
Don’t forget that you still have time to enter the monthly challenge! This month, it’s all about flowers, stamps and twine, so consider making one of these, use it on a card, layout or canvas and link up! You could win a gift card to the store!
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Last year, when CropChocolate carried the My Mind’s Eye Fine and Dandy collection, I went a big crazy! I loved it and thought it would be perfect for two mini albums for my daughters – one about my oldest’s first year as a big sister, and the other one for my youngest to commemorate her first year as a little sister.
Well, the collections have been sitting for awhile now, so when I picked up the awesome Lulu and Libby stamp set from Kraftin’ Kimmie this week while thinking about the top ten challenge, I knew the time had come to tackle at least one of the albums. Lulu and Libby are two characters from the talented artist Cheryl Alger, and I love using them for projects for my girls!
So each day this week, I tacked another set of pages and I am happy to say that the BIG SISTER album is complete:
And of course, a little interactive element that I created by modifying the last page:
I wanted to make sure that my colouring of the stamped images really coordinated with the album, so I tried something a bit new for me. After stamping all three with Momento Tuxedo Black ink, I actually fussy cut each image before I coloured them. I then placed a small piece of paper underneath, and then placed both of those on top of one of the patterned pieces of paper from the collection (one that had all the colours I had planned to use in the album). It was almost like surrounding the stamped image with a pallet of colour, so it was super easy to match what I wanted to do on the pages with the way I was colouring the image. I’m pretty happy with the way it all came together! Now I just need to get the second album done!
So, wish me luck! I still hoping to earn one of those guest spots for Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps in March!
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I can’t believe that Christmas has come and gone and that we are on to Valentine’s day shortly! How did that happen? I have to admit that I am not totally ready to move beyond Christmas (its my favourite time of the year), so I thought I would put together a little Christmas project disguised as a Valentine’s project!I grabbed my great Christmas stacks from DCWV (Evergreen and Winter Holiday, and pulled out all the red patterned paper that didn’t scream Christmas! The great part was that there was so much to choose from! From there, I went ahead and put together some “sour cream treat containers” and modified them into a heart shape.
I’ve created a step by step tutorial for you in Instructagram for you if you are interested in all the details! It’s a fun and quick project that you can embellish in all sorts of ways (one you’ve done one, the rest get finished in a couple of minutes each! I have seen some sour cream treat containers decorated with rosettes and they look so cute, but I found for this heart-shaped version, the embellishment took the eye away from the shape and you almost couldn’t even tell they were hearts. I would love to see what you come up with so leave a link below!