Thursday, November 29, 2012

Magnolia Holiday Tag & Candy Candy Scavenger Hunt!

Happy Holidays!! Christmas is coming! Tilda with Little Rudolph
Are ya ready? Winking smile
The Magnolia-licious Challenge Team has joined the Magnolia-licious Highlites Team for a fun and festive Holiday Tag Blog Hop!  Diana is giving away TWO $50 gift certificates to the Magnolia-licious store!! Isn’t that so sweet and generous!! There are two ways to win a gift certificate!
One…Find all the hidden Candy Canes in the main project photos of each Design team member’s post….They have to be the hidden canes cane too,  not the real ones. When you find them all…email your answer to Suzanne at sjdean0574@yahoo.com
Two….  Simply make a Holiday Tag using a Magnolia Stamp, enter your tag over at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog and be sure to link back to the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog in your post too….all before December 29th.
One more important detail.   If you came here from the amazingly and fabulously talented Cabio’s blog…you are in the right spot.  From here…you will just want to visit the delightful and HUGELY talented Mindy for what will be an incredible feast for the eyes!
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For my Holiday Tag, I cut a wine bottle tag out on my Silhouette and made a holiday scene right on to it using the totally adorable Tilda with Little Rudolph, from the 2012 A Christmas Story Collection. However…I placed my tag onto a yummy bottle of Peppermint syrup from Starbucks. Did you know you can buy the syrup right in the Starbucks Store? And..It is very reasonably priced too. I placed it in a gift basket, along with a couple of mugs, and all the ingredients for making my favorite holiday beverage, a Peppermint Mocha along with a recipe card too.

 I even tucked a few candy canes into the tag to to be used as stir sticks. 
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I hope to see your festive Holiday Tag over at the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog.
Thank you so much for hopping by and don’t forget to jump over to the jaw droopingly talented Mindy’s Blog next.
If you get lost along the way…you can always visit the Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog. for the hop order.
Thank you SO MUCH!!
Stamp - Tilda with Little Rudolph
Liquid Applique for Trees 
Tag and additional die cuts from the Silhouette store

PaperPlay Color Challenge

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This weeks Paperplay Challenge is a Green, Pink and Cream Color Challenge.  For my card,  I didn’t have to look far for papers that would inspire me.   They were already all over my craft desk. since I just finished my Magnolia-licious Pink Color Challenge.  LOL!
For the last few years,  I’ve really enjoyed making Christmas cards with non-traditional colors.  There is just something fresh and fun about using pastels for Christmas.  The Be Merry Papers from My Mind’s Eye are perfect for this challenge too and I thoroughly enjoyed coloring Penelope from Kraftin’ Kimmie  in pink..
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Smile
Supplies used:
Stamp and sentiment -Kraftin’ Kimmie – Penelope
Papers – My Mind’s Eye – Be Merry
Flowers –Wild Orchid Crafts
Die cuts from the Silhouette store

Monday, November 26, 2012

Magnolia-licious Photo Challenge


I’m dreaming of a pink Christmas!

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I LOVE the inspiration photo chosen by my super sweet design team sister Eulanda, don’t you? I think It would be so fun to go with a pink Christmas theme…
Pretty sure the hubs would not be too thrilled though. Winking smile

I was...however, tickled pink….to be able to play with Tilda with Big Bouquet from The Christmas Story Collection for the Magnolia-licious Photo Inspiration Challenge.  Does she look familiar to you colored like this? If so, that’s because she’s in the Magnolia-licious Store…colored just like that…by moi!  LOL!
In fact, the
Magnolia-licious Store now has lots and lots of images all colored, including The Christmas Story Collection, The Nativity Collection and quite a few others for starters!  So, if you haven’t had a chance to see…hop on over and have a peek!

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I look forward to seeing your entry over at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog and don’t forget…the winner is randomly chosen and wins a
fantastic surprise from Diana!!

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OH!! And one more thing!! The Magnolia-licous Challenge Team will be joining the Magnolia-licious Team for a festive Holiday Blog Hop!
Thank you so very much for dropping by!


Supplies used:



Stamp – Sentiment – PTI


Papers – Be Merry (and a pink piece from my stash)


Flowers – Wild Orchid Crafts


Die cuts from the Silhouette Store
Joining the:
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ A Child's Christmas Challenge

Monday, November 19, 2012

Saturated Canary Rubber Stamps New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to our hop!  Aren’t you just loving everything you’ve seen so far!! 
I have tons and tons of info for you, but stick with it…because…all the way at the end of this post is a fun prize for one lucky person!
Also, be sure to visit each blog and leave a comment  there too…because…along the way,
you will find a few hidden prizes!!
Today, we are celebrating a new
Saturated Canary rubber stamp release!
This release will just blow you away! 
The images are so doggone adorable!!!
They are whimsical, sweet and sexy. 
Pre-Orders!!!
Pre-Orders are open TODAY!!! 
You can get the entire collection at
   and many of your favorite craft stores around the globe. 
Once you see them, you'll just have to have them!!!
For your entertainment...
We have the most fabulous Blog Hop today to offer up oodles of inspiration. 
The LDRS DT and SC DT have joined creative forces to give you an outstanding display of their artistic abilities. 
   We also have a special guest appearance by the ever so talented Claudia Rosa, whose work I'm sure you all know and love. 
Below is the Hop order...so saddle up cause you're in for a ride
Happy Hopping Everyone!
This release is seriously squeal-worthy!  Each member of the design team were assigned the very difficult task of deciding which new Little Darlings Saturated Canary Rubber Stamp we wanted to play with…and let me just say…it was SUCH a tough choice!  I know you feel our pain!  Each one of these new stamps are as sweet and fabulous as can be!!  However a choice had to be made and after much deliberation….I finally decided on the brand new CHERRY BLOSSOM and she is available for pre-order right now!!
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Sweet, right?
OK…
Be sure to visit each blog and leave a comment too…because…along the way,
you will find a few hidden prizes!!
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I just happen to have one sassy Isabella for one lucky commenter…
so make sure to leave a comment! Smile
I will leave the give away open until Wed, November 21 at 11:59 PM.
Have fun hopping!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Kraftin’ Kimmie Release Day and Hop

Welcome back!! It’s Krafty RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!!
Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists! We’ve got something for everyone!! We've got two new sets from Cheryl Alger........it's OFF WE GO and DELIGHTFUL VERSES!! We also have an adorable set from Emilie Goulet called CUTE-A-SAURUS!! And of course we have an amazing new set of SIX gorgeous new TRAVEL GIRLS from Annie Rodrigue that are simply stunning! OH and don’t forget the exclusive line of sentiment stamps called Travel Trinkets by the lovely Nicole Aspinall!!!
You will get to see most 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 Stamps, because ALL the new images are NOW available!
And of course, as always, we have our Gimme Kimmies Kits available for those of you who ‘need it all’!! The stamps are grouped together by artist and are available at a discount, but only for a limited time!!
And if all that isn't enough for you, Kimmie has put OVER 200 stamps on special!!!! And some of them are retiring! So hurry over so you can scoop up those stamps you've been wanting. Or hand a list to your loved ones with that pleading look in your eye! ;)

Supplies used:
Paper ~ My Mind’s Eye Sweet Caroline Miss Fiddlesticks

Thank you for hopping by!! :)

Kraftin’ Kimmie November Sneak Peeks Day 4


This month we are adding to a theme that we've already started.....TRAVEL GIRLS!!! Kimmie posted a question on the Kraftin’ Kimmie Facebook fan page about what travel girls you'd like to see and we have SIX of your most popular answers in today's previews!!!!
Just wait 'til you see all the incredible creations by the Krafty Girls and Guests featuring Carmen from Spain, Felina from Mexico, Helena from Greece, Myriam from Switzerland, Priya from India and Svetlana from Russia!! Prepare your pocketbook.....because you're gonna want them ALL!
Check out all the amazing creations on today's hop in combination with this week's sketch challenge!!  Use the sketch below as inspiration for your card or scrapbook page! And the random winner of this week's challenge will receive the new MYRIAM, as featured on here! We really hope you are inspired by this week's challenge and share your inky creations!!! We SO enjoy seeing your beautiful designs inspired by our challenges!
official sketch

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Thank you for coming by!!
Supplies used:
Stamp- Kraftin Kimmie ~ Myriam
Papers are a mixture from my stash.
Flowers – Wild Orchid Crafts
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Die cuts from the Silhouette Store


Friday, November 16, 2012

Did you know…

that the Magnolia-licous Design Team  has been busy coloring lots and lots of sweet Magnolia images for the Magnolia-licous Store?

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If you haven’t had a chance to see these sweet images colored…you really should pop over to take a peak!! Smile For starters…there’s the A Christmas Story Collection…and the brand new Nativity Collection!!!

Have fun looking!!

Paperplay Paper Piecing Challenge

Say that fast three times…

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Our challenge over at the PaperPlay Challenge Blog is to do a little paper piecing…and I thought it would be fun to try it out on Lana from Kraftin’ Kimmie. Her fabulous wrap was made out of Yellow Flowersoft and Stickles. Super easy to do and it gives the card just the dimension it needs.

I hope to see your fun paper pieced project over at the Paperplay Challenge Blog!!

Thank you so much for visiting today!! Smile 

Supplies used:

Stamp – Kraftin’ KimmieLana

Paper – Teresa Collins Everyday Moments

Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers 

Die Cuts from the Silhouette Store

Sentiment – Computer generated

Kraftin’ Kimmie November Sneak Peeks - Day 3

Today at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps we are sharing a new set by the totally talented Emilie Goulet!!! We've got something super cute and so unique for you!! Perfect for the little kidlets in your life....and maybe some old fossils too!!! It's CUTE-A-SAURUS!! Emilie has created a fun set of DINOSAUR images for your cards and scrapbook pages!
Below you will find a list of all the Krafty Girls who are sharing PEEKS with you today!! And as you're hoppin' around, be sure to leave a comment at each stop because someone will win a package of these fun stamps!!
All our new NOVEMBER 2012 stamps will be available on Sunday at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! And come on back tomorrow because not only will we have a fantastic new challenge for you, but we'll be revealing the NEW stamps by Annie Rodrigue!!! Get ready to take a trip around the world!!

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Kraftin’ Kimmie November Sneak Peeks ~ Day 2

Welcome back to our NOVEMBER Krafty Peeks!!! Today we are excited to share the TWO new SETS by artist Cheryl Alger!!! First we have some characters that you are already familiar with.....Lulu, Lexi and Lucas! And we are very excited to share a sweet new inspirational set by Cheryl!!!
It's OFF WE GO!! and DELIGHTFUL VERSES!!!

All the Krafty Girls and Krafty Guests listed below have lots of super 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!!! You could WIN the new OFF WE GO! or DELIGHTFUL VERSES set!!!!!
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Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE new stamps we have to show you , this time by artist Emilie Goulet!!! And ALL the new stamps will be available on Sunday at the KKStamps Shop!!
Happy hoppin'!
Paper ~ Authentique ~Journey
Martha Stewart Glitter
Die Cuts from the Silhouette Store
Thank you so much for visiting!! Smile

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Making a Scene with Little Darlings!

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Hello!! The challenge for the Little Darlings Design Team this month is to make a scene.
Phhht.Winking smile I’m pretty sure I can handle that..just ask the hubby!
I had such fun pairing Candy Canes and Trimming the Tree together to create a fun, festive scene.   Now, if I could just get those two girls over to my house...stat!
Thank you so much for looking!!
Supplies used:
Little Darlings Saturated Canary ~ Candy Canes
Little Darlings Saturated Canary ~ Trimming the Tree
Paper ~ Echo Park ~ This & That Christmas
Sentiment and Die Cuts from the Silhouette Store.

Joining these challenges:

Kraftin’ Kimmie November Peeks - Day 1

Well, it's that time again!! Time for lots of wonderful NEW STAMPS at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! Get ready for our NOVEMBER 2012 RELEASE!!!!!
We are kicking off the *New* NOVEMBER Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps previews today and first off, we’d like to introduce you to a beautiful new set of Trinkets!!! We are very excited to share with you our…. 
These circular sentiment stamps have been created and designed by the totally talented Krafty Girl, Nicole Aspinall!! They are made especially to fit in your 1 3/8ths and 1 ¾ inch punches, for quick and easy cutting!!! This month we are releasing the TRAVEL Trinkets set which includes EIGHT trinkets in each set with four of each size and they come as both positive and negative images, so you can use your black or brown ink with the positive stamps and use your coloured inks with the negative ones!! You will get the set as a completely unmounted full sheet of deeply etched grey rubber.
A lot of the Krafty Girls are cardmakers and we have found these to be such a quick and easy way to add a sentiment to our creations or to use as the focal point on your cards! They are also perfect for your Smashbook pages and your scrapbook pages, not to mention your altered items and tags!! No stamper's stash is complete without them!
Today we have awesome samples that the Krafty Girls have put together for you....and be sure to comment on each and every stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN the new TRAVEL TRINKETS set!!! {And just WAIT 'til you see how they combine with our other NEW November stamps!!!}
Happy kraftin'!
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I knew the moment I saw these Travel Trinkets exactly how I wanted to play with them!   They make the perfect sentiment for little Travel Albums..and I think I might just have to tuck them in someone’s stocking for Christmas!
I chose an album file from the Silhouette store and believe it or not, some travel themed paper from my stash and put these together in no time!  Each one has a Velcro closure hidden behind the flap.  I heat embossed the Travel Trinket Sentiments,  punched them out with a circular punch…and don't look now... I think I have two little gifts checked off Christmas List! Smile
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Thank you so very much for dropping by!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Magnolia-licious Color Challenge

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Squeal!! Don’t you love Walter the Moose?! Just look at his sweet face!   I paired him with one of the newest stamps from Magnolia, Tilda with Tag Gifts.  One of the things that I look for when I’m picking out my Christmas stamp are images that will do double duty and I can see Tilda with Tag Gifts on a birthday card too.  Our lovely Diana has both stamps in stock right now too! 
Our challenge over at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog is to use Red, White,  Silver or Gold on your project.  To me, this screams Holiday…so that’s the direction I took my card.  I cut a frame out with my lilhouette Cameo, sprayed adhesive on it…and glittered it up. The poinsettias were made with the Spellbinders Poinsettia Die, which also glittered pretty darn well too!  LOL
Alrighty! It’s your turn now..so head over to the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog for more inspiration from my wonderfully talented design team sisters…and to enter the challenge!  I look forward to seeing you there!  Just by playing along, you’ll be entered into the drawing to win a fabulous surprise from Diana!  Not too bad, huh?! Winking smile
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Stamp – Magnolia – Walter the Moose
Stamp – Magnolia – Tilda with Tag Gifts
Sentiment Tag and frame – Silhouette Store
Martha Stewart Glitter – White Gold

Saturday, November 10, 2012

What’s Cookin Good Lookin?

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This week our wonderfully talented Krafty Girl Kerry has challenged us to make something with a food or drink theme. There are tons and tons of Krafty stamps that are perfect for this, 
but I had to narrow it down, right? Winking smile 
So, I chose Lulu from the Lulu and Friends set. I love the look of determination on her adorable face! 

Just like always, all you have to do is play along with the theme and join the challenge over at the Kraftin’ Kimmie Blog.
Everyone who enters has an equal chance to win and if you’re chosen you’ll win the same image that Krafty Girl Kerry used on her sweet card…and let me just say….It’s the perfect stamp for your upcoming holiday cards too!

Supplies used:
Stamp and sentiment ~ Kraftin’ Kimmie Lulu and Friends
Paper ~ My Mind’s Moments
Silhouette Cameo
Copics
Thank you so much for visiting. Have a wonderful weekend!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Kraftin’ Kimmie Friday Frugal Specials

It's Friday once again and at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop, that means Frugal Friday Specials are UP!!  Several of our most popular stamps are on special 30-50% OFF, but just for the weekend, so scoop them up while you can!

This week's Frugal Friday Specials are:
HALLOWEEN LULU, BALANCING ELF, WICKED WITCH, GOING PLACES, LILYBELLE, BUTTERFLIES FLUTTER BY

P.S.  Don't forget that the October Gimme Kimmies Kits are only up for a couple more days!!!  The new stamps at a discount.....GO!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

PaperPlay Thanks a Bunch Challenge

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Sometimes…You just need a  special way to say thank you…so instead of making a thank you card…I thought I would put together something fun.

My “flower pot” is just a Tea Light Cover from the Silhouette Store. I just lined it with coordinating cardstock and cut a border strip to fit around it.

My sentiment is from the Kraftin’ Kimmie Everyday Trinkets set.  Kimmie’s Trinkets sets are seriously so perfect for every occasion!

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Be sure to pop on over to the PaperPlay Challenge Blog to see the rest of my design team sister’s fabulous inspiration the PaperPlayThank You Challenge!

Thank you so much for visiting with me today!

 
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