Saturday, December 17, 2011


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. :D 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!

Betty Sally

I wanted to jump in with a little "12 Days of Scary Christmas" action from Simply B Stamps and Day Seven's theme is coffins! I had found this wood coffin on clearance around Halloween time and knew I would be needing it for this very purpose. ;D The best thing about waiting so long to use it... ready?... the batteries in the annoying box are depleted. Yeah!

I first painted the box with black acrylic paint and I think I would have spent the extra time adding a finishing coating of some kind if I knew nothing would stick to it! But I was lucky enough to find some glue that worked and had to glue even the stickers down. So much for their sticky-ness. LOL

For my project I used Teen Scene Betty Sally from Simply B Stamps and recycled plastic from a packaging to get her to pop up when the coffin is open. Same thing with the ghosts in the background too. Sadly to say, the chocolate has all been eaten... I discovered the wrappers after coming back into my craft room with a very happy little girl too!

Sunday, December 11, 2011


I've got another surprise for you today and one that I've been working on a little bit each week. I made this journal page using Welcome to a Sweet Christmas by Magnolia and a sneak peek of Saffron from Little Miss Muffet Stamps!

I realized after this project was finished that I never had a plan when I started. I first had Saffron colored and ready for a winter scene ... and lucky for me I found the Magnolia door! I don't know why I colored it black and white but I think it turned out great - the contrast between the two images is perfect.

Here's a close up of Saffron which is going to be a freebie over on the Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog coming up soon! You don't want to miss out on her so keep and eye out for that to happen. But I'll give you a hint... all the fun will start with the next LMMS Challenge. ;D

Some other fun items on the page are first, the poinsettia flowers I picked up at the craft store today. I *almost* wish I hadn't because now I need to go back for some more! LOL Lastly, there are some gems and at the top corner is a chippie from Make it Crafty. Hope you've enjoyed it and Happy Holidays! :D

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Maggie Lovers Challenge #3 - Christmas with Magnolia
Pollycraft Monday Challenge #120 - Christmas Fun
Hooked on Craft Challenge #14 - Christmas
Ooh La La Creations Challenge #95 - Anything but a card
Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge - Magnolia accessory stamps


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!! :D

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. :D 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.)