Friday, January 31, 2020

New Media Assemblage Home Decor with Video!

Hello friends! I'm over on the Wild Whisper Blog today with a look at the NEW Media Assemblage Line by Nicole Wright Designs and Wild Whisper - and it's gorgeous! As soon as I saw it I knew I had to frame some of this, and I love how it turned out!!

I used some dollar store frames and inserted the beautiful papers. Then, I cut some of the fabulous cut files available in the Wild Whisper shop with my Cricut Maker and Cricut Adhesive Foil, applying them directly to the glass surface. Wouldn't these make wonderful gifts?!!

I also took three cardboard magazine holders and covered the back of them with another one of the awesome papers, adding in some ephemera and sequins from the Strength of the Season and Masculine collection.

Here's a look at the Video where you can see the Media Assemblage line closeup and check out how easy it is to make your own framed art!

Thanks so much for stopping by! You can find the full details and product links on the Wild Whisper Blog - and don't forget to use the code DTKARLA to save 10% on all your purchases at the Wild Whisper Shop!!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Be Mine Valentine!

Hello friends! Valentine's Day is fast approaching  - one of my favourite for cardmaking! I'm over on the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog today with a special Valentine using the Monster Holding Letter digital stamp and the super cute Valentine Bear digital stamp, which is a FREEBIE! right now!!  I recently picked up this sweet Simple Stories Vintage Valentine collection pack, and I just had to colour these guys up to match. To me, Valentines is totally vintage images and I love the look of these papers - with a bit of cuteness thrown in 😉 After all, who can resist adorable creatures bringing gifts?!!

Inside, I added a sentiment from one of the 2x2 squares cut out of the cut apart page and glued on some tiny diecut hearts.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog to see closeups and get the full details. Have an amazing week friends!!

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Online Krop Inspiration!

Hello friends! I'm popping back in to let you know about the fun Online Krafty Krop over in the Krafty Friends Facebook Group. It's not always easy to get together with friends to create, but it's still nice to chat with friendly, creative crafters, and what better way than to check out the fun online?!! You're going to find a day of Challenges, inspiration, prizes and crafty fun! I'm hosting the 5 pm PST challenge (that's 3 pm MST) and showing you a cute card I created along with a watercolour marker tutorial and my challenge to you! Even if you're just joining us these challenges are open until February 2nd and we would love to see you over in the group!

You can join in the challenge by uploading your project to the Challenge #5 Album in the Krafty Friends FB Group - or participate in any of the challenges by checking out the Group Albums!

I decided to match these cute Jolly Happy Snowmen images to some pretty Crate Paper Snowflake papers. This cutie on the toboggan is my fav!!

I'm using Kraftin' Kimmie stencils to add some clouds and the sparkly snowflakes on the background - and using this month's sketch!

I know you'll love this technique of using your paper to colour coordinate your stamps! 

Here's the Video where you can see how this cute card comes together!

Kraftin' Kimmie:
Bubbly Blue & Stormy Sky Krafty Kolours Inks
Crate Paper Snowflake Paper
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers
Bristol Smooth Cardstock
Sizzix oval dies, Kaisercraft Stitched die

Be sure to link up your creations in the challenge albums in the Krafty Friends Facebook Group by February 2nd to be eligible to win a prize! We can't wait to see what you're sharing 💗 Have an amazing and very Krafty weekend friends.

Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday Challenge #515 - Love/Friendship!

Good morning and welcome to another Saturday challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. This week the challenge is LOVE/FRIENDSHIP! Since Valentines Day is fast approaching I wanted to make a sweet Valentine using the adorable You're Gnawsome images along with a tree stump from the Whimsical Gnomes set. These cute beavers are one of the New Releases for January - and they sold out in record time - so thank goodness they are back in stock!!
Each and every Saturday we post a brand new challenge for the week and you are welcome to enter as many times as you like! These must be new creations and you are welcome to use any stamp, however using Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and products will earn you double entries! The monthly prize is a $40 gift voucher to the krafty shop!!! Woohoo! There are TWO ways to can link up your creation on the Kraftin' Kimmie Blog AND you can upload your photo to the album in our Krafty Friends facebook group!
I started off by stamping my images with Wicked Black Krafty Kolours Ink and then colouring with Copic Markers. I added a few white gel pen dots and dashes for highlights and fussy cut them out. This beautiful paper is designed by Nicole Wright and just released by Wild Whisper! I couldn't wait to use it on this card!! I love the way the sun turned out, stamped with Yummy Yellow Ink for an almost no-line look!
I used both Krafty Scenery Stencils to create grass, trees and clouds (sponged with Enchanting Emerald, Green Goblin & Bubbly Blue) on this fun textured paper that I cut into a heart shape with a Sizzix dotted die. The dots made it easy to add some neat stitching around the edge. The Tim Holtz Valentine Side Order dies worked great with the fun mixed media look papers, and the little envelopes were perfect to add a few stamped love notes to.
I tucked one of the cute love letters under this guy's tail and added glittery Stardust gel pen and Glossy Accents to various areas. I embossed the cute, punny sentiment with white embossing powder and added Pastel and Lovey Krafty Dots for even more embellishment!
Inside, I cut a banner from more of Nicole Wright's paper and stamped another sentiment from the set. This is such a great set and would be totally cute for Anniversaries, Birthdays, Woodland Themes and Friend Cards too!
We also have a sketch to inspire you for the month of January! Feel free to use it any time you like when you need a little kickstart to your creative process!
Don't miss our Frugal Friday Specials this weekend!
We've got a selection of our fun stamp sets on 40% OFF until Sunday night and while supplies last!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the amazing inspiration in the link below, and join us for the Love/Friendship Challenge - I can't wait to see what you create! Happy kraftin'!

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Gerda Steiner Adventure Bunny!

Hello! I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I had some time to colour up a cute little critter from Gerda Steiner Designs -  Bunny With Camera Digital Stamp. I decided to go with some Neutral Grey's, but I think he'd look sweet in lots of other colours! I picked out some papers from the Scrapbook & Cards Today Woodland Grove Kit and matched his cute camera to the teal blue's in the kit. He looked like he was on an adventure, so this sentiment from one of the cut apart pages worked perfectly. I even found a little Doodlebug Design puffy sticker (I think I'm obsessed with puffy stickers right now!) that simply had to go on!

You can catch more details and closeups on the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog, and find lots of awesome clear and digi stamps in the GSD Shop! I hope you have an amazing, crafty week friends!

Friday, January 17, 2020

New Wild Whisper Peanut Card Layout & Giveaway Winner!!

Hello friends! I'm so excited to be sharing some of the brand new goodies from the Wild Whisper Designs Shop with you over on the Wild Whisper Blog!! I couldn't wait to use the new Masculine Collection, which is full of awesome colours and designs. It is so cool, you'd swear it was textured! I also threw in a tiny bit of the amazing Nicole Wright Media Assemblage Collection - this is soooo coool, and I have definitely plans for this 😉

You can find the full details and links for this layout on the Wild Whisper Blog!

And now, here's the winner of the Petite Posies Stencil Giveaway from the Kraftin' Kimmie New Release Blog Hop post:

OMGOSH! Those snails are just too cute!!! I adore your sweet card Karla! So fun!


Congrats Theresa! Please email me at with your info and I'll get your stencil out to you!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you all have an awesome, cozy and crafty weekend! Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a fun Saturday Challenge post for the Kraftin' Kimmie blog!

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps New Release Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Oh my goodness, I am so excited to be sharing the amazing new goodies that are NOW available from the JANUARY Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! Over the last three days you've seen samples from all three of the new sets (so be sure to check Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3 if you missed any!) Today I'm sharing another project from the super sweet Love Bugs Set and sending a little snail mail - 'cause who doesn't love snail mail?!! P.S. The Love Bugs set is currently sold out, but restocks are on the way!! - Be sure to add your name to the link to be notified when it is back in stock!
** and I'll be doing a Giveaway of a Petite Posies Stencil to one lucky commenter!!

I used three coordinating Krafty Kolours inks (PS The Pretty In Pink is on sale!) to create an ombre effect on the Hello diecut at the bottom of my card. These inks are spectacular! They blend and stamp beautifully. The New Crisp Crimson Ink and Raspberry Rose blend so beautifully with that Pretty In Pink!

I stamped these cuties with Wicked Black Ink and then coloured them in with Copics, adding lots of fun gel pen highlights! I just love the florals included with the Love Bugs set!! This is going to be a go to for happy mail, Mother's Day, Spring and lots of friendship cards!

Here's a recap of all the fantastic new goodies in the shop for the January release-
The krafty new set from artist, Sabrina van Vloten called.... LOVE BUGS! (currently sold out, but restocks are on the way!! - Be sure to add your name to the link to be notified when it is back in stock!)

The second set is by artist Neda Sadreddin and it's just DAM cute! It's called.....YOU'RE GNAW-SOME! (Very close to sold out, but restocks are on the way!! - Be sure to add your name to the link to be notified when it is back in stock!)

And our last stamp set is a sweet set of chubby little creatures by artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen called.... HAPPY HEDGEHOGS! Get them quick before they're gone!! You can see my blog post from Day 3 featuring them HERE for Valentine inspiration, but this set is also going to be perfect for friendship, love, thinking of you, birthdays and more!

Available today is our brand new Hybrid Ink colour in the large ink pad, mini cube and ink refill and it's called.... CRISP CRIMSON!
We have two new stencils that are perfect for all your new creations called.... PETITE POSIES and TRIPPY TRIANGLES! ** Be sure to leave a comment below by Tuesday, January 15th at 11:59 pm MST (with an email or blog link for contact purposes) AND/OR on my Instagram Giveaway post for a chance to win one of these beautiful flower stencils, and I will announce the winner on January 17th!
The exclusive new Krafty Dots- HEART DOTS are almost sold out...
So my go to will be the beautiful LOVEY DOTS for  Valentine Cards...
And Springy Dots for my Springtime projects!

Be sure to check the Krafty Shop for these fun New Release products!
And don't forget to grab the INK OF THE MONTH! This month all in stock products in the PRETTY IN PINK colour are on SALE 15% OFF while supplies last! And it coordinates SO WELL with our new Crisp Crimson ink!

Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin'!

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Saturday Challenge & New Release - Day 3 Hedgehogs!

Hello again! It's Day THREE day of the fabulous January Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! (Be sure to check out Day 1 and Day 2 to see closeups of all the new release goodies!) It's our FINAL day of peeks of our first release of 2020, and everything you've seen us share this week will be in the online shop this afternoon! We are closing things out with a brand new adorable stamp set by Melissa Baker-Nguyen called.... HAPPY HEDGEHOGS!

Check out these sweet little chubby creatures!! I'm so in LOVE! So many ways to mix and match them or use them on their own! You QUILL have so much fun creating with them!

Oh my goodness, these guys are just so adorable!! I had to make two cards - I just couldn't decide which images to use! I coloured up the stamped images with Copic Markers, first stamping with Wicked Black Ink, which is Copic Friendly. I then grabbed some BoBunny Summer Mood paper from my stash and got busy crafting! I love making Valentines Day Cards - they just make me happy!

I diecut some ovals, scallops and hearts and stamped the adorably cute Quill sentiment with the new Crisp Crimson Ink. You can see a closeup of the beautiful flower stencil I used over the black patterned paper. I used the Tonic Nuvo Moonstone Paste and it has an almost iridescent shine to it!  

For the second card I coloured up these two cuties and cut them out with a heart diecut. I used a similar layout for my card, adding the stamped sentiment on the heart - using the Crisp Crimson ink again. It is a gorgeous red! I just love these adorable Heart Dots!! They are new and will only be available while supplies last, so you'll definitely want to grab some of them.

I added some more diecuts and some Little Birdie Crafts flowers, and now I have two more Valentines ready to give to some very special people!

*** Of course, today is also Challenge Day and as always, during release week the theme is Anything Goes! So create a card, scrapbook page, altered item.....with a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp! Use any sketch, design, colour scheme you want!
We can't wait to see your creations and you have until January 17th to play along! Feel free to link up your submission at the bottom of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Saturday Challenge/Day 3 post and/or by uploading your pic to the folder in our Krafty Friends facebook group! You could WIN a $40 gift voucher to the krafty shop!
For even more inspiration, we've also got a sketch for you! Feel free to use this awesome sketch anytime this month!
You'll get to see all sorts of sweet creations featuring HAPPY HEDGEHOGS as you hop around the Krafty Team blogs today (linked below)! PLUS you'll see some of the other goodies in our new stencils, new ink and new Krafty Dots!

Everything will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends facebook group this afternoon... Saturday, January 17th at 2pm EST!

For now, hop around and check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team and have a fabulous Saturday! Don't forget to come on back tomorrow for more inspiration and our fabulous HOP!

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Day 2 You're Gnaw-some!

Hello and welcome back! I hope you enjoyed yesterday's previews! Today we are back with more inky goodness for our JANUARY 2020 release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, and we have a sweet new valentine set for you designed by our amazing artist Neda Sadreddin! It's called....YOU'RE GNAW-SOME!

What a fun set of sweet little beavers! There are several main images and accessory stamps plus some super awesome coordinating sentiments! These little sweethearts make my heart happy - and are sure to make your sweetheart happy too 💗

I couldn't resist making two cards using these guys! I coloured up the images with Copic Markers, adding some white gel pen highlights and got to work. I added the heart-sunshine (brilliant!!) and cut out the images with a Sizzix heart die. I thought the Echo Park Little Lumberjack papers were just perfect for these images! I white heat embossed the sentiment and added a couple of the awesome Heart Dots (shown below). I also pulled out some Krafty Basics Dots to add to the top of the card. I added some of the new Crisp Crimson Ink through the new Petite Posies Stencil (both shown below) on top of the red cardstock, giving a subtle tone on tone effect.

Inside, I stamped this fab sentiment with the new Crisp Crimson Ink (shown below) and added a little flower from the set stamped with Wicked Black Ink.

For the second card I again stamped with the Wicked Black Ink, which is Copic and watercolour friendly, and coloured with Copic Markers. I just love how 'in love' these two look 💓 I added a frame from the Little Lumberjack ephemera pack and stamped another funny sentiment, cutting a banner shape. I added a Heart Dot and a few more of the Krafty Basics Dots to embellish the card front. Again, you can see the tone on tone effect from stenciling with the new ink & stencil on the red cardstock!

I love this sentiment, and I'm totally giving this card to my hubby! 

Here are some more new goodies:

The perfect coordinating Krafty Dots for this release are, of course, heart shaped! This is an exclusive set and will not be available once sold out so be sure to grab some! These ones are called HEARTS DOTS!

There are TWO brand new Krafty Stencils for this month's release to help accessorize your creations - PETITE POSIES and TRIPPY TRIANGLES!

The newest addition to the Krafty Kolours Hybrid Ink line is a gorgeous new rich red named CRISP CRIMSON, available in full sized ink pads, mini cubes and ink refills!

You can check out YOU'RE GNAW-SOME in action as you hop around the Krafty Team's blogs today - linked below! You'll also see the new stencils, new ink and new dots!! Be sure to leave some love at each stop because Kraftin' Kimmie herself is going to give away some krafty $$ to a lucky commenter!

You'll see MORE of our brand new goodies over the next couple of days of Krafty Peeks and everything will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends Facebook group on Saturday, January 11th at 2pm EST! For now, hop around and check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team and start thinking about all the krafty things you can make with these goodies!!

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