This month we are debuting a new line of stamps called Krafty Quotes!! These sets of stamps are perfect for scrapbooking or for the scrappier stamper….as these stamps can be used as the focal point of your creation, or in addition to your coloured images! We’ll have a new set each month!

As you’ve seen over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks,  Annie Rodrigue is Rockin’ and Rollin’ this month with FIFTIES themed stamps!!  There are seven images in the complete set and they are Danny, Fanny, Joanie, Judy, Jukebox, Patsy and Richie!! Each one comes with TWO or THREE coordinating sentiment stamps!!  Let’s go to the HOP!

Steven Leary is helping us shake off those winter blues by helping us to THINK SPRING!! Miles and Maisie and some new friends are playing in the springtime sunshine!!!    We have Bicycle Miles, Catching Butterflies, Rainy Day Miles, Springtime Maisie and Springtime Bunnies!!!  Stinkin’ CUTE!!

You will get to see most of the new images while you sit back and enjoy our Krafty Hop!  You’ll see all the Krafty Girls, along with some very special Krafty Guests along the way!! If you want to start from the beginning, just head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog! 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 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 NOW available!

Again we’ve got ‘Gimme Kimmie’s Kits’ for those of you who just HAVE to have all the new images!  We’ve grouped each line of stamps together and called them the ‘Gimme Kimmies Kits’!!!  Instead of clicking on each image that you’d like, you only have to click once to pick up a Gimme Kimmies Kit AND it’s at a discounted price!!  What could be better???


For my sample I used the new Krafty Quotes #1 set. I thought this quote would make a nice Valentine’s Card for my hubby. I stamped the image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock and cut and embossed it with Spellbinders Classic Heart die.

The swirl from Tim Holtz Regal Mini Mask was adhered over the heart before it was airbrushed first with Copic Marker BG10, then E30. The heart was layered on a piece of Canyon Brown cardstock, cut and embossed with a Scallop Heart die. The edges of the sponged heart were paper pierced.

The layout of the card is from this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. All patterned paper are from Cosmo Cricket’s Everafter Paper Line.

A 1 3/8″ x 5 1/2″ strip was adhered to a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ paper piece. The bottom corner were rounded with a W R Memory Keepers Cropadile Corner Chomper. The layers were stitched to a 3/16″ piece of Canyon Brown cardstock.

A 4 1/4″ long strip of Neenah Solar White cardstock was cut and embossed with Jumbo Scallop Borderabilities die and adhered to the lower half of the card. Brown Organdy Ribbon was tied around the scallop layer, tied to a bow and topped with an (SU) Filigree piece topped with a Recollections Pearl brad. A smaller filigree was topped with a smaller pearl brad and was attached to the left side of the heart.

Another piece of Everafter paper was cut and embossed with a Lacey Square Nestbilities die and adhered to the card front with dimensionals. The heart was attached to the square with dimensionals as well.

The layers were adhered to the card front, a  4 7/8″ x 12″ piece of Textured Kraft cardstock folded in half. Three Snow Kaisercraft Pearls were adhered to the upper right corner to finish off the card.

Have fun checking out the other blog hop participants. The next stop will be the sweet and wonderful Deb Felts!  I can’t wait to see what everyone has created!

Have a wonderful Sunday! Hugs and smiles

I created this card for last week’s sketch challenge on Splitcoast. I started out with a 2 5/8″ x 3 3/4″ piece of  Neenah Classic Cream cardstock. I stamped a sentiment from Gina K. Designs Winter Wonderland stamp set in Walnut Stain Distress Ink in the center, then added the small Pine tree from the same set twice on the lower left hand side. The Pine Tree had been inked with mostly Peeled Paint and a bit of Pine Needle Distress Ink. Snowflakes were stamped with Antique Linen Distress ink and the edges were sponged with the same ink.

The sentiment layer was adhered to a piece of Neenah Canyon Brown cardstock cut and embossed with Label 17 Nestabilities and the edges were paper pierced. A snowflake was cut out of Cream cardstock with Whimsy Stamps Winter Jewel Die. The snowflake was sponged with Vintage Photo and a bit of Walnut Stain Distress ink. The snowflake was adhered to the sentiment layer with a dimensional and was topped with a Recollection pearl brad.

The card base is a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Kraft cardstock folded in half. A 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Pink Paislee Father Christmas patterned paper was stitched to a 3/16″ bigger piece of Canyon Brown cardstock and adhered to the card base.

A 4 1/4″ long Classic Cream cardstock strip was cut and embossed with Eyelet Borderabilities die and stitched to a 1 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Father Christmas paper. Ivory May Arts Silk Ribbon was tied around the strip before it was adhered to the card base. The sentiment panel was adhered over the vertical strip with dimensionals.

Have a wonderful day! Hugs and smiles

Welcome to the 10th week of JustRite Stampers’  Wednesday feature, 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hops!  Every Wednesday up until Thanksgiving we have been showcasing JustRite’s entire Christmas Collection of stamps!  Don’t forget that JustRite has some Christmas stamps in their newly released CLING line of stamp sets, too — you can find them HERE.

For the month of November we thought we would also throw in some holiday gift ideas for any of your JustRite stamps so be watching for those, too, on November’s hops!  And in celebration of JustRite’s 10th week of Christmas Blog Hops, they have a huge surprise for you — through November 29 take 25% off all JustRite Original Christmas stamp sets, with free shipping within the U.S. on orders over $50 — Don’t forget to tell Santa!

For today’s blog hop I created a circular tag with JustRiteStampers Vintage Christmas set. I stamped the darling snowman in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on X-Press It Blending Card and colored it with Copic Markers (snowman:  B0000, B000 Hat, nose and buttons: N3, N5, N7, N9, Cheeks: E000, E00, Scarf: BG93, BG96, BG99). The image was cut and embossed with Classic Circle Nestabilities, airbrushed with Copic Marker E40 and layered on a piece of Early Espresso Cardstock cut and embossed with Eyelet Circle Nestabilities. Glossy Accents was added over the snow on the snowman’s hat and snowflake. Fine Glitter was sprinkled over it.

The sentiment is from JustRite Stampers Christmas Nested Sentiments. It was stamped on a strip of X-Press It blending card. The cardstock was bend in shape of a waving banner and attached to the main image by adhering it to a Tim Holtz Philosophy Tag with Glossy Accents.

The box base is a 8 ¼” square of Early Espresso cardstock. It was scored at 2 ¾” and 5 ½” on each side. The corner square were scored diagonally and folded in. The folded corners were layered with white cardstock triangles that were cut by cutting  a 2 3/8” square in half. That square had been topped with a triangle cut out of a 2 1/8” square of Echo Park Wintertime. The layers were stitched together before they were adhered to the box with Scor-Tape. For the full squares,  2 ¼” pieces of Echo Park Winterland patterned paper were stitched to a 2 ½” square of white cardstock.

Organdy Ribbon was threaded through silver eyelets, was tied into a bow and topped with a navy button.

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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Please visit these designers’ blogs to see what fabulous JustRite Christmas inspiration they have for you on the hop today!

JustRite Inspiration Blog
Sharon Harnist
Debbie Olson
Beate Johns
Kazan Clark
Stephanie Kraft
Michele Kovack
Angela Barkhouse
Sankari Wegman
Heidi Blankenship
Kathy Jones
Eva Dobilas
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! Hugs and smiles

Today’s tutorial was written by the fabulous Birgit Edblom, aka. Biggan. Her tutorial is on how to create a wonderful paper frame for your main image.

For my sample I used another image that I had colored (and had final touches added by the fabulous Marianne Walker) during my trip to Chicago. The image is from Flourishes new set called Christmas Classic. It was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on X-Press It! Blending Card and colored with Copic Markers ( Bird: R08, R27, R29, R39, R59 Beek and feet: YR15, YR18, R08 Branch: E55, E57, E59 Background: B0000 and Spica Clear Glitter Pen).

The image was cut down to a 2 5/8″ square and stitched to a slightly bigger piece of textured Chocolate Chip cardstock. That again was adhered to a 2 15/16″ square of Cherry Cobbler cardstock that had a border stitched to it. Fine brown Burlap String was threaded through the frame before the layers were adhered inside.

A 1 5/8″ x 4 5/8″ piece of Webster’s Pages paper was adhered to a 4 5/8″ square of a different style Webster’s Pages paper. White lace purchased at JoAnn’s was adhered to the edge of the horizontal strip and the layers were stitched to 1/4″ bigger piece of white cardstock. the card base is a 4 7/8″ x 9 3/4″ piece of Chocolate Chip card stock folded in half.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set. It was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White card stock. It was cut and embossed with Petite Oval Nestabilities. The inner part of the oval was colored with Copic Marker B0000. Three snowflakes cut and embossed with the Snowflake Borderabilities dies were added to the card and topped with Kaisercraft Bliss Pearls.

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! Hugs and smiles

Today there are four new tutorials on Splitcoast! Three are for the new Holiday Dies from Spellbinders review. Let me just say that I love them. This years shapes are wonderful! A huge snowflake pendant, mittens, ornaments, trees, hearts, swords and so much more. I will be surprised if I don’t own most of them before they are discontinued.

Today I want to show you a created with the help of Julie Overby’s Heirloom Photo Ornament tutorial. I think it makes a GREAT present to grand parents. I used World Win Gold Card Stock and Bo Bunny Christmas paper (I purchased at my LSS).

The gold cardstock was first cut and embossed with the largest of Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament dies. Next the ornament was embossed with Fair Isle Borderabilities. The Bo Bunny patterned paper was cut with the second biggest die along with the Label 13 Nestabilities. Once it was cut, the paper was sponged with Vintage Photo, then the edges were sponged with Walnut Stain Distress ink.

The patterned paper piece  was adhered over the gold card stock and the window was cut through the gold paper with the same Label 13 Nestabilities die. Lace (Stampin’ Up!) was adhered to the edge of the window and photos of my kids were adhered behind it.

The steps were repeated two times for three sides. The sides were adhered together with Scor-Tape as well as Zip-Glue. Tinsel (from LSS) was adhered in the center. A bow was created with lace and silk ribbon and topped with a Basic Grey  button.

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! Hugs and smiles

I took a few images to Chicago to color and the new My Favorite Thing Sending You a little Christmas image was one of them. I had stamped it on X-Press it Blending card with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored it with Copic Markers ( Coat: B000, B02, B04  Scarf, hat: RV13, RV14, RV17  Leggings: YG21, YG03, YG25,  Boots and Mitten C1, C3, C5 Skirt: E50, E51, E53). It was cut and embossed with Classic Circle Nestabilities airbrushed with Copic Marker B01. It was then layered first on gray circle cut-out, then on a white Lacey Circle Nestabilities.

I added Polar White Flower Soft as snow on the bottom of the image and fine glitter on the hat and the top of the boots.

The patterned paper used for the bag is from Very Merry October Afternoon. The white cardstock strip was cut and embossed with the Snowflake Borderabilities and airbrushed with Copic Marker B01. I LOVE that border die. It’s big and the snowflakes that are cut out with it are beautiful. I used them (white ones) on the main image topped with Silver Kaisercraft Rhinestones. The gray snowflake was cut and embossed with a die from the Snowflake Pendant dies from Spellbinders.

For the bag holder, I cut two small pieces of gray cardstock in half that they had been cut and embossed with Lacey Nestabilities die.  The crinkled May Arts ribbon was originally white. It had been colored with Copic Marker RV17.

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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I made this card on Wednesday, right before going to the airport. In fact, my husband thought we might miss the plane because I wanted to finish the card before leaving. LOL Well….I made the flight, learned a bunch from Marianne during the intermediate Copic Certification and had a wonderful time hanging out with friends.

But…I didn’t get the card posted yesterday for the challenge. I got back yesterday afternoon and was too lazy to work on the blog post right away, so I am posting it now.

For my card I used darling Oliver. I stamped the image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on X-Press Blending Card and colored him with Copic Markers(I am sorry. In the rush to get the card done, I didn’t write the marker codes down.). The Blending card was cut down to 2 5/8″ x 4 5/8″ and stitched on a slightly bigger piece of Basic Black cardstock. Cherry Cobbler Cardstock was cut and embossed with Long Rectangle Nestabilities as the final layer of the main image.

A 4 1/2″ long strip of Neenah White cardstock was cut and embossed with the new Snowflake Borderabilities and airbrushed with a light blue Copic Marker. A 5″ square of Bo Bunny patterned paper was stitched to a 1/4″ bigger piece of Black cardstock. The horizontal strip was adhered to the lower right hand side. The main image was adhered over the horizontal strip with dimensionals.

Orange ribbon was tied into a bow and topped with a light blue Recollection Rhinestone brad and adhered to the end of the horizontal strip. The layers were adhered to a 5 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock folded in half.

The small snowflakes were cut-outs from the white strip. They were attached to the card with dimensionals and topped with Silver Kaisercraft Rhinestones. More Silver Kaisercraft Rhinestones were added to the top right of the card to finish it off.

Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs and smiles

This is a little tea bag holder. Since I don’t drink tea, I wouldn’t give tea as a gift. So I filled it with Ghirardelli chocolate instead. Because….who doesn’t like chocolate (well…I did meet a few people that don’t like chocolate, but that’s just plain weird!). I created it as a sample for video tutorial for the tea bag holder tutorial.

The holder base is a 3 1/2″ x 7 3/4″ piece of Eggplant Envy cardstock. It was stamped with the swirl and bats from Witching you a Happy Halloween set in Dusty Concord Distress ink.  The inside sleeves were created out of My Mind’s Eye Boo to you paper, adhered to the center with Scor-Tape. Recollection glitter brads were added to reinforce the hold.  May Arts black/cream gingham ribbon was tied around the holder with a gorgeous ribbon buckle (I got from a friend).

The witches hat from Witching you a Happy Halloween  was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on X-Press It Blending card and colored with Copic Markers (hat: V15, V17, V09, YG01, YG03, YG17, C5, C7 Rose: R17, R29, YR04). The image was cut and embossed with Classic Square Nestabilities and airbrushed with Marker YR04 . Glossy Accents was added over the rose, Stardust Stickles over the green stripes on the hat .

The square was layered on a slightly larger piece of Sour Apple cardstock. The edges were colored with YG03 before the image layer was adhered to it.  A border was paper pierced and Silver Kaisercraft Rhinestones were added The bottom layer is a piece of Basic Black cardstock cut and embossed with the Fleur De Lis Pendant die.

The sentiment is from the same set. It was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock that  had been cut and embossed with Petite Oval Nestabilities. The oval was airbrushed first with Copic Marker R17, then with YR04. Another medium size bat was stamped, this time in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White, cut out, ran through my Xyron 1.5″ Create-a-Sticker and adhered to the upper right hand corner of the sentiment panel.

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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I am sorry I have been so quiet lately. Beginning of last week I was sick, then I prepped for a Copic Demo I held at Dick Blick last Thursday, then worked on videos. The last few days I have been prepping for my card class at a Simply Scrapbook next Sunday.

October is a busy month and I am not sure how much I can post. Beginning of November will be another Holiday Blitz tutorial week on SCS and I am busy preparing for that as well as upcoming Product reviews. Plus I will be going to the Intermediate Copic Certification in Chicago on the 22th of this month. I am very excited about that.

I had to make time to play yesterday. I hadn’t stamped in days. I used yesterday’s Hope you can cling to challenge as well as the sketch from Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge for this card.  The Hope you can cling to challenge asked to use something old and something new on your card. I recently ordered the new Flourishes Apples of My Eyeand the Eyelet Circle Nestabilities. After seeing the sketch from Flourishes, I knew I wanted to use both of those.  For my something old I chose an old Paper pack from Fancy Pants called All Fall and some brads I have since forever. I think they are from Making Memories, but I am not sure.

I stamped the image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers (Leaves: G21, G24, G28, Apple: R24, R27, R29, R39, YR21 shadow: BV20, E59 (coloring silver brad). The image was cut and embossed with Classic Circle Nestabilities, layered first on a circle cut and embossed with the next size circle die out of Canyon Brown Neenah cardstock, Then on a cardstock piece cut and embossed with Eyelet Circle Nestabilities and airbrushed with Copic Marker YR21.

The card base is a 4 3/4″ x 12″ piece of Fudgecicles Core’dination Foundation cardstock piece folded in half.  A 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of All Fall paper was stitched to a 3/16″ bigger piece of Canyon Brown cardstock before it was adhered to the card front.

A 5 3/16″ long strip of Neenah Solar White cardstock was cut and embossed with Eyelet Borderabilities. It as adhered to a 2 9/16″ x 5 3/16″ piece of brown cardstock, which had a 3/16″ smaller piece of All Fall paper stitched to it. The smaller piece on top is also patterned paper from All Fall paper and measures 2″ x 4 1/2″. It was also stitched to a 3/16″ piece of brown cardstock. Red Gingham May Arts ribbon was tied around the wider layer and topped with an old Making Memories Brad.

The sentiment is also from Apple of My Eye. It was stamped on a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock that had been cut and embossed with the tag five die from Spellbinders. The center was airbrushed with Copic Marker BG000. It was tied to the ribbon with Butterscotch Waxed Linen. The ends of the waxed Linen were wrapped around my paper piercing tool to give it a twisted look. Mango Kaisercraft Pearls finish off the card front.

Have a wonderful day! Hugs and smiles

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Welcome to JustRite Stampers’ newest Wednesday feature, 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hops #3!  Every Wednesday up until Thanksgiving some of your favorite designers will be joining some of the JustRite design team for a series of Christmas blog hops, showcasing JustRite’s entire Christmas Collection of stamps!  So mark your calendars for Wednesdays at 9am Central for great Christmas gift, card & project ideas, starting at the JustRite Inspiration blog

For my card I picked a set that is not in the Christmas collection, but has a beautiful Christmas Sentiment: Nature’s Nested Sentiments. The sentiment I picked has a big beautiful font and was perfect to place into a beaded oval. I started by cutting and embossing an oval out of Cream Neenah Cardstock with Classic Oval Nestabilities. The oval was sponged first with Antique Linen, then the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink. The sentiment was stamped in the center with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a border was paper pierced.

 A beaded oval was cut and embossed from Cream cardstock and sponged with Vintage Photo ink. The oval with the sentiment was adhered with dimensionals to the beaded oval.

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The card base is a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Neenah Cream cardstock folded in half. The edges were sponged with Antique Linen.

A 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Kraft cardstock was sponged with Vintage photo. A 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Cosmo Cricket Jack Frost paper was sanded, sponged with Antique  Linen ink and then stitched to the sponged Kraft cardstock piece. Then the layers were adhered to the card base.

A Cream strip of cardstock was cut and embossed with Eyelet Borderabilities. It was cut in half length wise and adhered to the top and bottom of a  2″ x 5″ strip of Cosmo Cricket Flurry paper. The edges of the strip was sanded then sponged with Antique Linen. May Arts Crochet Lace was added to the lower half of the strip. The strip was adhered to card base. The oval layers were attached to the card base with dimensionals.

I cut tissue paper with the two smallest Eyelet Circle Nestabilities and held them together with one of Stampin’ Up!’s Vintage brads. The tissue paper layers were sponged with Dusty Concord Distress ink. Then I created a colored pearlized spray by mixing water, Pearl Perfect Pearls and a drop of Vintage Photo Distress Re-inker in a Mini Mister. I then sprayed the flower and dried it with a heat tool to add shimmer and a darken the rest of the white tissue showing.  Champagne Kaisercraft pearls finish off the card front.

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For the inside of the card, I sponged another 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Kraft cardstock with Vintage Photo. A 1″ strip of Jack frost and a 3/8″ strip of Flurry paper were stitched to a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Cream cardstock.

I stamped the pine cone from Holiday Cheer Borders & Centers in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on Cream cardstock. It cut and embossed it with Classic Circle Nestabilities. The image was colored with Copic Markers (E31, E33, E35, E37, V12, V15, BG11, G21, G24) and sponged with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress ink. It was then layered on a Kraft cardstock piece with cut and embossed with Eyelet Circle Nestabilities and sponged with Vintage photo.

You can find a video for the tissue flower here:
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Please visit these designers’ blogs to see what fabulous Christmas projects they have for you on the hop today!

JustRite Inspiration Blog
Debbie Olson
Becca Feeken
Sharon Harnist
Jeanne Streiff  <=may have some downtime 1-4pm Central
Michele Kovack
Mona Pendleton
Heidi Blankenship
Beate Johns  <=may have some downtime 1-4pm Central
Sankari Wegman
Selma Stevenson
Kellie Fortin
Angela Barkhouse
Pam Imholz
Kazan Clark
Liz Weber
Stephanie Kraft

Personal Note:
I am excited to tell you that I will be teaching my first class at a scrapbook store. You can find out the date, the cards and all the other details here! All three cards are Christmas cards created with Spellbinder dies. This card is one of them (minus the stitching, spraying the flower and the inside of the card).

Have a wonderful day! Hugs and smiles

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