Mad Hatter & White Rabbit

Well, what can I say… I’m back home but where do I even begin! I can now fully sympathize with anyone who has had pneumonia. But the good news is, I’m back home and have access to the internet… in between my long naps, of course. LOL So to start off, I have a long awaited project to show off using some Kraftin’ Kimmie stamps!!


This is a journal page I made at the end of November and was saving it for one of my last posts as a Kraftin’ Kimmie Guest towards the end of the December. So maybe we can pretend it’s the last Friday in December for a few minutes and I can give my proper farewells. It was such a fun time being their guest and I loved making each of my projects – thanks Kimmie!! 😀


For my project I used the new Mad Hatter and White Rabbit from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps and in the background I used Country Sunset from Make it Crafty. The sketch I used is actually from a previous Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge – Challenge #108 and stretched it to fit the journal size page. I also used one of Kimmie’s Sentiment from Wonderland Sentiments.


Here are close up pictures of the Mad Hatter and White Rabbit. I almost felt stuck in what colors I used but I took inpsiration in the background I colored and came up with this combination. Then I added some white paisly designs to the hattter’s vest with a gel pen for some details.


I’ve colored the White Rabbit before but this time I’ve gone with more traditional colors scheme – abandoning the Andy Warhol style. LOL I used Cool Grays for the clothing and Warm Grays for the rabbit to help distinguish the two different colors. I think I used Neutural Grays in the Mad Hatter.


Finally, here’s a closeup of the background image, Country Sunset. I wanted a whimsical look so I used more bright colors and colored the road red and the rocks purple. LOL I thought it would fit the Wonderland theme a little better and liked how it came together. Thanks again Kimmie for asking be to be a guest! 😀

Lilith

Welcome back to another Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge day and the last one of the year too! This time we want to challenge you to a tag… and ’tis the season! For this project I used Lilith from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps and created a tag for a teacher who loves frogs – I thought it was a perfect combination. ;D


For the tag I threw together a few scraps of Christmas paper and used a lace die on some print paper for interest. Then a metal sentiment, rhinestone brad and tied it all together around the package – it was so much fun that I might just try it again!


I also decoupaged her head and part of her dress to give it more of a 3D effect. I love how it turned out and hope you like it too. 😀 Be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Blog and check out the other fabulous inspiration from the design team. Remember the Twelve Krafty Days of Khristmas Celebration is going on – each day is will featured a particular release from 2011 and anyone who leaves a comment each day is in for a giveaway!! Happy Holidays!

Cupid

It’s a blog hop!! I haven’t participated in for a while so I’m excited to be a part of the Kraftin’ Kimmie December Krafty Hop! Over the past few days we’ve shared lots of fun new stamps for you to get inky with and today we have one more. Remember to leave a comment for all the Krafty gals because some lucky stampers will win packages of these incredible new releases!! 😀

You should have arrived here from the fabulous Kerry!


Here’s what is being released today: “There is a fun new set by Cheryl Alger for the little ladies in your life!! It’s called Sugar and Spice. We also have two fantastic sets of Valentines from Emilie Goulet called Lots of Love 1 and Lots of Love 2. And of course we have an amazing new set of six Alice in Wonderland stamp from Annie Rodrigue with a coordinating set of Wonderland Sentiment!” Got to have them now? Visit the Kraftin’ Kimmie Shop because of of these new images are available today!


My project today is 100% Valentine! I retrieved my stash from the cupboard and used some specialty papers from K&Company including the love birds diecut. The clouds and “XOXO” were rub-ons and not all rub-ons are alike – these argued with me over which side of the transfer sheet it was going to hug… but I persuaded them in the end. LOL


Finally I used the Whimsy Ticket metal die for the sentiment (“It must be love!” also Kraftin’ Kimmie) and assembled it all together with ribbon and hat pins. This would be my official Valentines card of the season and to be honest it makes me want to go out and buy a box of chocolates. 😀 Mmmmm.

Your next stop on the hop if the awesome Pam!
(Or if you’re lost you can start over at the Kraftin’ Kimmie blog.)

White Rabbit

Welcome back to the previews for Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps and today is also the start of a new challenge! The challenge this week is a pretty fun sketch so make sure you head on over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie blog for the sketch and all the inspriation from the other design team members – this is one day you won’t want to miss!


Today we are featuring images from Annie Rodrigue which features new characters in an Alice in Wonderland theme! Don’t forget about leaving a comment on the Kraftin’ Kimmie blog for a chance to win today’s prize – there will be TWO winners and each get three of Annie’s new stamps that were featured today. How awesome is that!


For my card I chose to use the White Rabbit and give him some color… the Andy Warhol style! I actually started with six panels becuase I had forgotten about the sketch but the last two were easily removed and really helped to brighten up the mix too. Believe it or not, the colors were actually hard to select so I had a few Andy Warhol images on my computer and taking inspiration from them.

Hope you enjoyed the inspriation and remember to come back tomorow for a Kraftin’ Kimmie New Release Hop! 😀 Cao!

Panda

Welcome back to the next preview for Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps! Today we’re featuring images from Emilie Goulet and I’ve chosen to use Panda. I colored this cute little guy lime green as a direct inspiration from packing tape I found at the store! LOL Yes, those black strips in the back with green and white skulls is packing tape – how cool is that?!


The rest of the card was created with a modpodge of items on a white card backing. I was having so much fun adding embellishment that I didn’t pay attention to the orientation of the card backing…. so what happened? It’s completely upside down! LOL None the less, hope you enjoyed it. ;D


Make sure you head on over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie blog for more inspiration from the DT and to leave a comment for a chance to win today’s prize! TWO lucky winners will receive the complete set of Emilie’s stamps that were featured today. Then come back tomorrow for another chance to win some new release stamps and the next Kraftin’ Kimmie challenge!

Girl with Flower and Girl on Bench

It’s the December Krafty Peeks from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps starting today with images featured from the artist Cheryl Alger! This month’s stamps by Cheryl come as a set of three images with five coordinating sentiments called Sugar and Spice and I’ve used two of them on my project today!


For my project today I created a journal page featuring two images from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, Girl with Flower and Girl on Bench. I paied these two cuties with the Rose Garden background stamp from Make it Crafty. Then I used a floral designer paper to set the scene for a beautiful flower garden.


The rest of the project was covered with a little ribbon, more decorative paper, flowers and gems. At the time it didn’t feel like I was putting everything on there but I suppose I did. ;D Except for that kitchen sink, of course!


The sky in the background was created by holding the tip steady and lightly while drawing long lines across the white part. The BG0000 and BG000 were light enough that I didn’t have to wory about the image and just drew right through it so I didn’t have to start and stop in the middle where it would be the most visable. After drawing the lines in one direction and rotated the page and did it again in the other direction.


Each day there is a give away stamp to random commenters so make sure you head on over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie blog for the rest of the inspiration from the DT and to leaver you comment for a chance to win. Today’s lucky winner will receive a set of Cheryl’s images – whohoo! We’ll have two more days of previews then on Sunday is the Krafty Hop that you don’t want to miss. ;D

Lucy

It’s a Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge day! The challenge this week is to use embossing, be it dry or heat, we want to see it. I chose to go with dry embossing and used an embossing folder on one of the background papers. ;D The hostess this week is Diana and the stamp she is using on her card is Takara, so that will be the blog candy prize for the week!


Most of you know that each Friday (except for release weeks), we run a Frugal Friday Special! Usually there are six stamps on special 40-50% off and the special runs from Friday-Sunday only. This week’s specials are Mr. Punkinhead, Rudy the Reindeer, Billy Blyth, Speedy the Turtle, Roxy and You Are A Treat!!


For my project I chose to use Lucy. She is one of those that I had to get and placed a special order just for it… well, not really *just* for her as I had to slip in a few extras too. ;D But she was the main reason I spent my money. ;D I just love how immersed in the book she is and it’s also a great stamp for school, teachers or graduation too. Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by! *Hugs

Stella Strawberry

I’m excited to bring you my first project as a Kraftin’ Kimmie Guest and today is the start of a new challenge themed “Thank You/Thankful/Gratitude.” I chose to use Stella Strawberry from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps and giver her a more chocolate covered strawberry feel. Mmmm, I’m grateful for those delectable delights! LOL


My card was made with no intentional plan and came together with elements that I haven’t used in a while. I was excited the crochet flowers looked like they finally matched as I’ve had those for years! With Valentines coming up I hope to use the rest of them too and get on with the next package… which, by the way, are a gorgeous white and can be customized with any Copic marker!! The rest is pretty standard run of the mill supplies, however, the plastic leaves were from a beaded garland I found at the hobby store.


The hostess for this week’s challenge is Kerry and the prize for the random participant is always the stamp featured on the hostess’ project. This week Kerry has used one of the images from the new Snips and Snails set, so the winner will receive that image and a sentiment.

There is also a HUGE sale at the site right now… almost everything is 25-75% but only until Monday!! Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps was also featured in the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine and is having a giveaway on the blog so be sure to check it out.

Holly Jolly Ginger

It’s is the second day of Sketchy Zombie previews from Simply Betty Stamps and today we’re showing off Holly Jolly Ginger! I’ve done another half journal page and the background I used this time from Make it Crafty is Mistletoe Archway and with some more Mix ‘n Match Centres chippies. Again I went with the melding of Halloween and Christmas themes but I’m not sure how this one turned out.


The small bottle of potion is an accessory stamp from Kraftin’ Kimmie. If you’re curious, the background was colored with YG91, 92, 93, 95, N2 and N3. Then the moon was colored with E50, E51 and E53. This was a fun zombie to color and she can even be made into a cute Christmas sweetie too. Of course, the other half of the project will be shown in a couple of days. ;D

12 Days of Halloween

Here are my final projects for the Simply Betty Stamps 12 Days of Halloween and it’s a good thing that a blog post doesn’t count toward the project! LOL I’ll be coming back in to add more pictures, descriptions and details. Until then… enjoy!

… okey, dokey, I’m back! I’ve put in a vampire movie, grabbed the kids’ Halloween candy and I’m ready to sit back and relax. ;D So let’s get to it…

Sixth day of Halloween
My true love gave to me…
Six goblins gobblings!

The Simply Betty characters I used are Raven & Rio, Max & Miller and Louie & Lola and they were colored green for good measure. The combination I used for the skin was YG91, Y28 and YG93 (maybe YG95).


I had originally planned to color all six Teen Scenes gobbling and place them on a journal page but time ran away from me. It was a good thing that these three brought along their pets to help gobble down that barbecue to count as six! The background is made up of images from Make it Crafty including Aussie BBQ and Urban Street elements; I also used Fine Swirls chippies on two of the cards.

Eighth day of Halloween
My true love gave to me…
Eight monsters shrieking!

Everyone knows that kids are monsters, right? So in this project I used Jude from Simply Betty Stamps jammin’ on his electrical guitar. The other seven monsters are in the Spooky House which is from Make it Crafty, peeking out the windows.


This scene actually reminds me Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends so I had to include Master Blooregard Q. Kazoo in the top window, also known as Bloo. (Love that cartoon!) The other monsters (imaginary friends) are just eyes peeking out of the darkest side of the house. The house was colored the same way Jane did as I loved how hers turned out.

Eleventh day of Halloween
My true love gave to me…
Eleven casks a-leaning!

I didn’t exactly have any casks on hand so I improvided and used a potion bottle plus ten glasses of leathal doses! Remember my plan to use all my Simply Betty Stamps to color with? Well, I was getting down to my last four to choose from (so I’ll have to get more now!) and none really worked so I used one of my first stamps instead, Lola.


I’m sure you’ve noticed that huge eye by now, which is from Inkadinkadoo, and something I’ve been wanting to incorporate into a project all week now. For inspiration I looked up eyeballs in Google… and did you know some people are getting them tattoed?! Nope, didn’t know that either! Lastly I used a left over tombstone from Epitaphs, also from Inkadinkadoo, and the potion and drinks are accessories from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps.


This completes the 12 Days of Halloween challenges. If you have a favorite of the 12, then I’d love to hear about it! 😀 I’ll lave you with a parting shot of Jude who will provide the music for the credits. Happy Halloween!!

Update: I’m the 2012 DT winner of the 12 Days of Halloween at Simply Betty Stamps!