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Monday, 12 February 2018

Welcome Baby Layouts

Hello Crafters:

It's my daughter's birthday, she turns 18 years old today. Where did the time go? It seems like just yesterday she was a babe in my arms and I would sing her, "You are my Sunshine."  Inspired by wonderful memories of her I created some baby layouts for this week.

Here they are on display:

Echo Park's Sweet Baby Girl - Pre-designed double-page layout No. 1

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Echo Park's Sweet Baby Girl - Pre-designed double-page layout No. 2

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Echo Park's Sweet Baby Boy - Pre-designed double-page layout No. 1

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Echo Park's Sweet Baby Boy - Pre-designed double-page layout No. 2

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Echo Park - Sweet Baby Girl/Boy patterned papers
Bo Bunny - Island Mist cardstock and pink polkadot 
Bazzill - Handsome bling cardstock and chocolate
Whimsy Stamped images and coloured with Copics
Mo Manning - baby boy
Embellishments by: Jolees Boutique

Thank you for peeking in and have a crafty day. 


Friday, 9 February 2018

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Ch#415 - Movie Inspired Scrapbook Layouts

Hello Crafters:  I hope you are staying warm if you are receiving snow, like in Ontario. It just goes on and on....so let the beat go on and on.  My darling daughter performs at her school and this is one fun layout that I was able to take photos from her Facebook photos and scrap.

This double-page layout is for the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps' Challenge No. 415 - Movie Inspired Theme. 

The theme is:  Grease
although the performance was from Hairspray.
Page One - with Title - Backstage 

Page Two


Bambi Bubble Gum 

Becca  and Judy (stamp)


Layout Recipe:

-variety of patterned papers
- Sticko Stickers (glasses)
- Doodlebug Designs - Cream and Sugar stickers
- Copic markers, variety in 50s colours
- Creative Memories stickers
- Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - listed above

Thank you for peeking in...stay crafty.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Second Entry for a Guest Spot with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Hello Crafty Friends:  Here is my second entry for a Guest spot with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I was keeping this photo for a special layout and I a pretty happy on how it turned out. This is my eldest son Andrew and my great niece Emma.  People asked us if they were twins, twin curls for sure.

In the details... two cute stamps by Cheryl Grant, LuLu and Lucas 

I love adding dimension. Here are mulberry paper leaves, a feather, some acorn brads and tied in with some hemp.  Glittered it up with some Stickles. 

A closer view of the stamps, they are all popped up on the page. 

LuLu is a Rainy Day stamp but I improvised on having her play in the mud at the farm. 

Layout Recipe:
`- Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps' LuLu, "Rainy Day Fun, and Lucas in "Let's Dish the Dirt."
-  Background paper by Reminisce, "Autumn Foliage."
-  Patterned Paper Pieces by Doodlebug Designs, "Flea Market."
-  A variety of Autumn embellishments, acorns, mulberry leaves, glitter leaves and twine.
-  Jolees' pumpkin on a vine.
-  Glossy Accents for the mud and inserts of the sunflowers.
-  Varitey of Copic Markers
-  Bazzill cardstock brown and green

Thank you for peeking and Happy Craftin'

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Challenge #3 and I am yelling BINGO! Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Winter Krop

Hello Crafty Friends:

Another card today to finish off all of my entries for the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps' Winter Krop. I just love these on-line crops, they get me so motivated and I begin to think off the grid..the 12x12 or 6x6 grid.

Challenge No. 3 is BINGO! I used a Dollie, ribbon and a metal.  

Do you see the little LLama?  I do have to say, I love the Llama. Way back to Jimmy Neutron.

Here are the details.... this is the closure.

 Flip it open to reveal the inside. 
Your Were Meant to SPARKLE!  

I enjoy creating interactive cards..this one comes with a little bookmark.

Lots of shiny fun in this interactive card...BINGO!

Card Recipe:

- Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps' Felina from Mexico
- Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps' Let Your Light Shine (Sentiment)
- Paper collection from Michaels Craft Store
- Ribbon and flowers from the Pink embellishment box
- Metal "Love," gifted to me in a Pocket Letter 
- Cardstock Pink, Bazzill Bling and Blue from winter collection Recollections
- Neat & Tangled Sequins assortment

Thank you for peeking in....have a fun crafty day.

Krafty Guest Contest with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Hello Crafty Friends:

So today I stretched my imagination and came up with, "What A Wonderful World."  This is my entry for a chance to create with the Krafty Girls over at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. The deadline is tomorrow to get two, yes two amazing projects in for you chance to join in on the fun.

Here is my first entry....
I used three of the Moonlight Whisper Beauties on this card, details below.

...and here are the details. This card folds down into itself to fit inside an over-sized envelope. I wonder who I will mail this one out to this year?

One of the Oh Snap Stamps and stitched clouds 

The other Oh Snap stamp and more stitched clouds 

The Melanie Stamp with the Toronto Skyline and sentiment

Card Recipe:

- Photoplay Paper - Just Be You 6x6 paper pad
- Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Oh Snap
- Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Melanie with Sentiment
- Your Next Stamp Stitched Clouds die
- Your Next Stamp Tree Trio Die Set
- Copics, varitey
- Ranger Stickles Stardust
- Sakura Gel Pen White and Glitter 

Thank you for peeking in and happy craftin'


Friday, 19 January 2018

Challenge No. 4 Blue & Brown at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Winter Krop

Hello Crafters:

Here is another card that I created for the Kraftin' Kimmie Winter on-line Krop. This one was fun to create as I just love colouring up the LuLu images.

Here's a little peek at the details. 

Card Recipe:

- Kraftin Kimmie Stamps' Let's Dish the Dirt  http://www.kraftinkimmiestamps.com
- Random patterned papers
- Various Copic Markers
- Brown ribbon and itty bitty brown bling from the Brown Box
- Cricut Cartridge, Grass cut out

Thanks for peeking in today.
Keep on Craftin'

Challenge #413 - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps' Anything Goes.

Hello Crafters:

I made a little fairy card tonight for the Anything Goes, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge.

The details....sadly my Copic marker bled out so I had to improvise a little. I decided to get out my Sakura white Gel Pen and make some dots so as to give it a little design. Ah it worked okay I guess. 

- Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps' "Fairy Loved." this is still up in the shop if you wish to purchase one.
- Echo Park's, Once Upon A Time Princess 6x6 pad
- Bazzill cardstock - Purple Pizzaz
- Purple glitter ribbon from the Purple Box
- Neat & Tangled purple sequins
- Ranger Stickles, Star Dust
- Sakura Clear and White Gel pens for dotting and outlinging
- Copic makers in purples, pinks and mints
- Your Next Stamp, Stitched Cloud  http://www.yournextstamp.com
- Pebbles Inc., Chaulk blue background
- Martha Stewart Flower Edge border punch

The stamp can be found at:  http://www.kraftinkimmiestamps.com By Artist Emile Goulet

Thank you for peeking in....

Happy Craftin'