Outdoor fun!

Well, the weather here in Calgary this summer has been super hot, but with two little gals, that is no excuse for being indoors!  So today’s Kraftin’ Kimmie challenge is a perfect way to relive some of our fun summer memories!

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This week our hostess is Krafty Girl, TANGI and her challenge is OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp or any other stamp, with some sort of outdoor theme.  

I decided to work with Lulu from the Down on the Farm 2 set.  She is coloured up with Copics, and then I hand lettered a little sentiment with my trusty Sakura pen!  There are all sorts of fun details on this stamp, and while those little birdies are super cute, that little bunny hanging from the fence is my favourite!

So, here’s to fun outdoor activities!  I hope you have the chance to get outside this weekend, after you check out the krafty inspiration by the Krafty Girls and finish your challenge entry, of course! ;)  Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

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Furry friends



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Happy Saturday crafty friends! Today, I get to share some inspiration for Kraftin’ Kimmie’s weekly challenge – this week, it’s all about furry friends!!

Furry-friends-closeupThis is the first time I have had the chance to colour up this cupcake cuties from the “A Koala-ty friend” set, but it won’t be the last! I love how versatile this image is…masculine or feminine, birthday or even thank-you card!  I paired it up with some ribbon from May Arts (I love this chevron ribbon), and some fun paper from Kaisercraft’s Butterfly Kisses collection!

So, I hope you will consider joining our challenge this week! The Krafty Girls have lots of fun inspiration for you, and we want to see what you come up with!  Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

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Christmas in July???!!!

Okay, I know the weather has been a bit unpredictable this year, but Christmas in July???!!!!  Really???!!!

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Well, “weather” you are ready to think about Christmas yet or not, we have a fun challenge at Kraftin’ Kimmie stamps this week for you.   This week our hostess is STEPHANIE and her challenge is CHRISTMAS IN JULY! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp or any other stamp, using a holiday theme!

Christmas-challenge-closeupThis week, I decided to work with one of my favourite stamps from the winter release last year – from Lexi’s Winter Fun set.  I coloured up Lexi and her snowman pal with Copics to match some DCWV paper I had kicking around and then added a bit of May Arts eyelet ribbon for some texture.  I love how the angle of this stamp makes it so easy to highlight a sentiment!

Don’t forget that Kimmie has put a bunch of great product on sale this weekend – stamps and paper!  So head on over and stock up!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Make Your Own Sunshine!

Recently, DCWV sent me a new stack called Blossom Couture available now at Hobby Lobby.  If you have ever had a chance to stop by my blog, you will know that I use a lot of bold and bright colours when I am crafting.  But this new soft, crisp, clean stack has me wanting to do away with the pinks and purples and embrace cream, teal, green, grey and white full time!  Let me tell you – this stack is a beauty!

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For this layout, featuring my youngest daughter with her toothy grin (and complete with one of those new walker head bruises),  I decided to showcase one of the pretty journaling tags available in the stack as a title for the layout.  I really love these tags for both the graphics and the well placed embossing that takes each of them from flat to fabulous!

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On top of all the embossing, you will also find all sorts of great patterns, blossoms, and a touch of foiling on elements like a great page filled with alphas. And this stack, with its neutral colours, is perfectly complimented with some of DCWV’s specialty material stacks like the Printed Corrugated cardstock.

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Finally, I wanted to share with you one of my favourite parts of this new stack – a page that includes a couple of beautiful cards that you can cut out, fold and use just as they are!

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It’s hard for me to give away anything but a homemade cards now, but I have to admit that sometimes I find myself pulling one together at the last minute.  This is a great combination of quick and homemade.  While the designs are pretty enough on their own, you can also embellish them a bit with products like DCWV adhesive pearls  or even a bit of ribbon and you are set to go.  Add one of the cute tags from the same page on the inside of the card, and no one will know that it took you less than 5 minutes to pull it together.

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Well, that’s it for me today!  I am off to finish another layout that I started with this stack.  Thanks for stopping by today!