Birthday fun – Part 1

My youngest daughter celebrated her third birthday last week so I was busy getting crafty!  In fact, I have so many fun projects to share with you that I thought I would put them into two posts!

When I asked G what kind of cake she would like, she was quick to answer – NEMO!  Now, I was pretty sure that meant a cake decorated with Nemo (as opposed to a fish cake ;)), but you never can tell with three year-olds! ;)  So, I decided to tackle my first ever underwater-themed layer cake and hope for the best.

This cake was completely decorated with modeling chocolate, and given that it was my first attempt at cake decorating, I think it turned out pretty well! It was also a lot of fun to have both of my girls and my hubby help out with the decorations. Modelling chocolate is so easy to work with!

Next up was a project a little more in my comfort zone – an interactive card!


I recently saw a tutorial for this pop-up box card on Splitcoast Stampers, although I did decide to change up the dimensions a bit.  I thought this was a fun way to show off a few of these cute stamps from Whimsie Doodles Shellabration set, and would be a great way to keep the Nemo theme without having Disney knocking on my door! ;)

The only thing I don;t love about this card is that there are not many great places to write a message to the recipient.  This time, I decided to use the front panels in the “closed” version…


…but I think next time I will include a pull tab feature instead – stay tuned…I sense a new tutorial on the horizon!


All in all, I really love the way it turned out, and the best part has been the fun that G has had with the card so far!

Well, that’s it for part one!  I have a bunch more project from the party to share tomorrow, all inspired by and pulled together with awesome ribbons from May Arts! I hope you will pop back for some more party fun!  Thanks for stopping by!

Card-fishThis card has been entered into Whimsie Doodles challenge – Seeing Spots! (bubbles count, right?) 

Hair’s to You!

Welcome to day ONE of our JANUARY Kraftin’ Kimmie Peeks!!! Today we are excited to share one of two new sets that we have for you this month by artist Cheryl Alger! As a mom of two little girls (one who absolutely loves everything princess), I am particular excited to sHAIR this release with you!

Rapunzel-closeupFor today’s card, I decided to play with Rapunzel from Once Upon a Time 3.  I really do love colouring hair on stamped images, so this cuties was so much fun to work with!  While I went with some more traditional colours in her hair (using a base of YR31, and layering E11, E13 and E15 on top), I think Rapunzel would be amazing as a brunette or black-haired beauty!  Hmmm – I think I need to play with that next!

Oh, and if you’ve spent anytime here at SCS, you’ll already know that I love coming up with sentiments to match images.  This stamp set actually comes with a bunch of amazing ones, but I couldn’t resit hand lettering this one! How about “Hair’s lookin’ at you kid!” for the next one??!!!

All the Krafty Girls 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 EACH of the new sets! Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE fun new stamps we have to share with you! And ALL the new JANUARY stamps will be available on Saturday night at the KKStamps Shop!!

Thanks for stopping by!


For a cool dude!



I’m not sure what it is like where you live, but up here in Calgary, we have snow piled up three feet in the front yard!  The girls have been having a blast, and I’m not sure I ever thought I would see them sledding down a man-made hill in our own yard!

Speaking of lots of snow, I love this new “cool” dude from Chi Chi Memories‘ December release called “Winter Sports“. I love the “action shot” and there are so many cute details to colour and embellish.  I decided to play up the googles a bit by adding some Glossy Accents over top of the colouring of the lenses.  This gives them an actual shine (you can actually see t on the right hand side of the goggles in the picture to the right).  You could also gloss up his snowboard for even more texture and detail!

There are all sorts of fun new images in this new release, so make sure you pop by the Chi Chi Memories store and see what the gals have in store for you! And if you are on Facebook, make sure you stop by the page, because ChiChi Memories has a share and win giveaway going on right now!

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Happy Birthday (and happy shopping)!


It’s a special day today – not only is it our NOVEMBER RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN’ KIMMIE STAMPS, but it is also my mom’s birthday!  So I am celebrating with a cute little card featurign one of the new relesese stamps from the TOGETHER IS BETTER set!

Lexi-balloon-closeupI teamed Lexi up with some MME Alphabet soup paper and then coloured her up with my Copics. It’s a little hard to tell in the pictures, but I also topped off her balloon with a bit of Glossy Accents for some great shine!  Lexi is a great addition to any “love” themed card, but I also think she makes a darling birthday card!  I hope mom agrees!

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our NOVEMBER Krafty Hop! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of these incredible stamps from the new release! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are available NOW! 

Well, I am off to make cupcakes!  Thanks for stopping by!