{SS} Watercolored Thank You

Good morning-
Today I want to share a gorgeous watercolored thank you card, that is perfect for ANY occasion.   With Thanksgiving being just a few days away, what better way to express your gratitude than with a handmade card.  SweetStamps has a HUGE selection (HERE) of stamps that are perfect for saying "Thank You", but I wanted to do it a little different this week.

For my card today, I am using the beautiful stamp "Blossom" with I stamped with distress embossing ink and Detail Pearl embossing Powder.  I used Peerless watercolors and a water brush to color my image.   My original plan was to stamp the "thank you" sentiment down at the bottom right corner, but it just didn't feel right.  So I took a chance and stamped the sentiment randomly around the image and heat embossed with the Pearl embossing Powder.  

Hope you have enjoyed my card today and I hope that you can join our "THANKS" challenge this week. You can link your card HERE

Hope you have a great weekend and I hope that you have a Happy Thanksgiving week and I will see you back here on Saturday.

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Hugs, 
Nazeema "Calypso" Thompson








{Guest Designer} Kraftin' Kimmie: November Release and HOP

We're so excited! It’s our NOVEMBER RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! 
And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! 
So grab yourself a culpa joe, sit back and be prepared for some krafty eye kandy! 
We're going to inspire your creations with our fun, new WINTER stamps!
Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of FUN new stamps from all our artists for our November release! We know these new stamps will inspire you to make fabulous wintry creations!! We’ve got an adorable new special edition Krafty Day set called COLOUR MY WORLD plus the coordinating TOTE BAG!! There's a supah cute new kids set from Cheryl called SNOW MUCH LOVE! And of course, we are SO excited to share TWO new WINTER FAIRY stamp sets from Annie called....ICY FAIRY and SNOWBALL FAIRY!
For my last project of the new release, I decided to use SNOWBALL FAIRY
I had colored her up when I first received my stamps and she just sat on paper.  I just didn't know what I wanted to do with her yet.  Then the idea came when I was pulling out my tissue paper and I saw the empty ornaments.  She is colored with Copics and then pace on a very heavy duty sheet of acetate paper. That is what's keeping her standing sort to speak. 
You will get to see ALL 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 one lucky stamper will win a $10 gift card!! When you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new rubber stamp sets are available NOW! And don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new November stamps at a discount!! But only for a limited time!
We also have LOTS of brand new 6x6 paper pads for your holiday and winter creations by companies like Doodlebug, Bo Bunny, Lawn Fawn, Jillibean Soup, Fancy Pants and more!!
Now let's celebrate with our NEW RELEASE and get hopping' and shopping!!!






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{Guest Designer} Kraftin' Kimmie Snow Much Love


Hey everyone!! Welcome back to day THREE of our NOVEMBER Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! 
Have you been enjoying the peeks so far?? All of our brand new rubber stamp sets will be released TONIGHT!
Today we are SO thrilled to share the newest set of super cute kiddos by artist CHERYL GRANT! This adorable set features our kids Lexi, Lucas and Lulu having some winter fun and is called SNOW MUCH LOVE!! This fun set includes FIVE main images plus NINE, yes I said NINE awesome sentiments!!


This week our challenge hostess is TANGII! And her challenge is ANYTHING GOES!! 
So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with any stamp but if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp you'll double your chances to WIN!! Use any sketch, any design, any embellishments because Anything Goes! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd LOVE to see your KKS designs. We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN a $10 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!! Wanna win??
Medium: Copics
Paper: American Crafts: Noel 
Glitter: Stickles: Stardust
Tinsel: Martha Stewart
Other: Silhouette
Since today's challenge is Anything Goes, I decided to make something a little different.  I did have help from my Silhouette machine, but I altered a few pieces to make the card box to work for what I had in mind.  I just love how everything came together and how the images look displayed in it!! 

Are you planning to join us for our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes TONIGHT beginning at 6pm EDT!! Hope you can come hang out with the Krafty Girls!
All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps from Cheryl! And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away a gift card!!! You could WIN some Krafty $$$ to spend at the shop!!!! {This winner will be announced at the party tonight!}
Happy hoppin'!





 I would like to share this card in the following challenge:
Kit and Clowder: November Challenge

{SS} Thank you

Happy Saturday!!
Hope you have a crafty weekend planned!!  I know I do!!  I just made a list of all my recipients for Christmas cards this year and I feel like my list has doubled!!  That means I really need to get working on them, like yesterday!!! :) 

This weeks challenge over at SweetStamps is:
LAYERS
I've kept my card this week rather simple, but added the requested theme of layers to it.  For my image I am using Banner Girl and Words, which I just adore!!  I colored her with my Copics and did some fun fussy cutting around her.  The background that she is laying on is from ATC Background #2.  Stamped with embossing ink and then heated with clear embossing powder. 

You still have a day and few more hours to join on this weeks challenge. 
You can link your card up HERE

 I would like to share ethos card in the following challenge:
Brown Sugar #120
Polkadoodles  #46
Simple Too Create #74

{Guest Designer} Kraftin' Kimmie: Winter Fairies


Welcome back for Day TWO of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps NOVEMBER previews!!!We are having a FAIRY fun time playing with two MORE new sparkly new Moonlight Whispers stamp sets by Annie Rodrigue!! If you loved the two from the last release so we have no doubt you'll love these pixies too!!

Today the Krafty Girls and guests are thrilled to share with you....ICY FAIRY and SNOWBALL FAIRY!! 

You'll find so many gorgeous creations on today's hop featuring both new images and sentiments from the sets! We know you are just going to LOVE these awesome ladies and be inspired by all the incredible designs!! Each set comes with the fabulous fairy image stamp, plus coordinating sentiments!!  Image: Icy Fairy; Medium: Copics; Paper: BoBunny: Powder Mountain;Glitter: Doodlebug; Stickles: Star Dust; Gelly Pen:SilverOther: Silhouette

I just loved coloring this fairy!!  There is so much glitter on this card, that it could almost blind you!! LOL  I took a side shot, just so you can see that the snowflakes are all covered in glitter.  Here stocking even have sparkle to them.  Just LOVE these new fairies and I know you will too.Below you will find all the Krafty Girls & Guests who have goodies to show you today and while you're visiting their blogs, be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN some $$ to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!! Woohoo!!! ALL of our NOVEMBER stamps will be available on Saturday night at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! Be sure to join us for an hour of celebrating the new stamp sets, fun and prizes at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!! Come hang out with the Krafty Girls, Guests and me!!Happy hopping!




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{Guest Designer} Kraftin' Kimmie: Colour My World/Best Friends


Hey everyone!!
Welcome to day ONE of our NOVEMBER Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! We have so many goodies in store for you and we've been dyin' to share them! So here we GO!!
Today Kraftin' Kimmie is is doing something kind of special!
Each time they have a Krafty Day Krop event, she produces a special edition stamp set for the participants! Everyone at this year's event LOVED the new COLOUR MY WORLD set which features the main image of Lexi colouring with her copic markers!! It also has TWO coordinating sentiments! This image can also be found on our NEW special edition TOTE BAGS!!

We are also celebrating our past Krafty Day stamp sets today, so you'll see some of them along the way as well! They include The Krafty Stamper, Krafty Katastrophe and Best Friends!!

So for my card today, I opt on using COLOUR MY WORLD
Medium: Copics
Paper: Simple Stories: D.I.Y. Boutique
Brads: Doodlebug Designs

Are you planning to join us for our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!!  Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes on Saturday night beginning at 6pm EST!! Be sure to come hang out with the Krafty Girls and Guests! ALL the new stamp sets we're previewing this week, plus the tote bag, will be released at 7pm EST!
All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring this awesome new stamp from Cheryl Grant and matching Tote Bag! And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because we are giving away a gift voucher!!! You could WIN some Krafty $$$ to spend at the shop!!!! {This winner will be announced at the party!}  Happy hopping'!



{Guest Designer} Kraftin' Kimmie: Wonderful Wednesday Challenge



Welcome to another Wonderful Wednesday challenge!! We hope you can play along!! As always....it's ANYTHING GOES!! Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!!


For my card today I am using the ever so SASSY and elegant Sophia.  With Christmas just a few shorts weeks away and all the dinner parties, exchanges to be had, wine bottles to be bought....Well I figured she would be perfect for one my girlfriends.  The stamp set does come with two sentiments, but I will wait to see where the card is going first, before adding it.

We want EVERYONE to be able to play along so your submission can use ANY stamp and can be any theme, any style, any design and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item....you name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until November 18th at midnight! At the end of the month one random winner will be chosen from all the submissions for the whole month and will receive a $20 Gift Card to the shop!!! What do you think.....wanna WIN?? Let's see your krafty stuff!!
Don't forget peeks for the November release start TOMORROW!!! Wahooo!!!!


I would like to enter/share my card in the following challenge(s):
Sketch Saturday #335

Hugs. 

FTH} Happy Harvest

Good morning-
Can you tell that I am back!?!?!  I know it's been a little quiet on my blog, but things are coming around.  Still trying to learn this new system too!!  The other day it took me 30 mins to find where I had even saved a file.  Couldn't find the desktop button, oh it was hilarious...Now I feel like my age is catching up to me or I need to really catch up to the times!!  Either way, pretty scary!!

So today, I wanted to share a card I made using one of the images from, From The Heart.
Medium: Copic
Paper: FarmHouse Paper Co: Sugar Kill
Button: MME
Twine: May Arts

Don't forget that you still have plenty of time to join 1 of 2 challenges or why not do BOTH!!
Here is a link to the following challenges on the blog:
Sketch086 Inspiration Board

Look forward to seeing your creations. 
I would like to share this card in the following challenge(s):

Hugs. 

{GD} Kraftin' Kimmie #255: Clean and Simple


Good morning everyone!!! 
I am so exciting to be sharing the stage with the amazing ladies at Kraftin' Kimmie this month.  I had to miss the first few challenges, because my computer crashed and I lost everything.  It was very upsetting, but a very expensive lesson learned.  I've managed to pick up a new system, so I will be resuming to my regular posting schedule next week Monday!!  I need a couple days to familiarize myself with this new baby!!! 

This weeks Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday challenge is: Clean and Simple
For my CAS card today, I am using You're So Tweet, which happens to be on sale this week!!

This set is filled with beautiful bird images and sentiments for all sorts of occasions.
I decided to use the three birds sitting on the branch.  When going through my collection that one just grabbed my attention and decided to run with it. 
I was so tempted to add more to this card...I wanted to add banners, patterned paper, gems you name it!!  I just had to keep telling myself..to leave it alone..and back away!!!  LOL
I did end up adding some kraft twine, a button and some glitter on the snow!
The embossing folder is: Cuttlebug: Snowflakes 
The clouds were created from a template, that was created by my very talented DT sister: 
Roxie from Paper Scraper
Check out her blog and get yourself a copy of this template. 

Don't forget that there are tons of Kraftin' Kimmie stamps on sale this week and it's a SUPER SIZED SALE too!! Just click the logo and it will tale you directly there!!  :)

I would like to share this card in the following challenge(s):

Have a great weekend.
Hugs.

{FTH} Faithful Friends-Brothers

Welcome to our From the Heart Stamps blog hop. 
Our theme this month is Faithful Friends.

Our designers are showcasing lots and LOTS of gorgeous projects.
As you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry. One random commenter will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from the FTHS store. And additionally, one commenter on the From the Heart Stamps blog will be selected to win a $15 gift voucher to the store!
If you have arrived from our fabulous guest this month:
 Kitty
if so, then you are in the right place, if not why don’t you start on the From the Heart Stamps blog, so you don’t miss anything.
Here is my project, using Faithful Friends: Brotherly Love
Image: Faithful Friends: Brotherly Love 
Models: Tommy and Buddy (My sons!!  :))
Medium: Copics
Paper: Avery Fabric Transfer (Light)
Other: T-Shirt & Iron
Here is a picture of my little ones wearing the shirts I made them!!!  They are very photogenic.  I do not always share pictures of them on my personal blog, but I am a very proud momma!!!  I am working on a tutorial to show you how fun this project is to do!!!  So stay tuned!!  :) 
Now head over to see: 
Imke's blog

Thanks for hopping with us today. The hop will end on Monday November 10th, 6 am EST. Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps Blog on Wednesday November 12th.