Friday, May 31, 2013

Whew!! Made it by the seat of my pants!

Okay, so I have been on vacation and just got home yesterday morning at 2am.  So, that means no crafting for the past 10 days....but, I've made up for my crafting sabbatical since I got home.

Yesterday I made 13(!) ATCs (that's Artist Trading Cards for those of you not familiar with ATCs) for a swap that I'm involved in and just five (yes 5!) minutes ago I decided to enter a card in the Fresh Squeezed Stamps Squeeze-A-Palooza card challenge #8.  You might be thinking "What's the big deal about entering a card in the Squeeze-A-Palooza card challenge?"  Well, since you asked.....

The challenge closes in a little over 4 hours so I am definitely making it "by the seat of my pants"....capri pants of course, it is almost summer!  And speaking of summer (how convenient), the theme for the FSS Squeeze-A-Palooza challenge is "SUMMER".

I am also entering the card in the Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge #82 and the Twist of Faith Clean and Simple (CAS) Challenge #39. 

Alrighty - here is the card:


Supplies used:

Fresh Squeezed Stamps - Happy Hexagon stamp set
Sentiment - Kraftin' Kimmie "Little Orphan Annie" stamp set
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics (my fave)
Flower stem - Stampin' Up "Send Me Soaring" stamp set
button and twine - my stash


Friday, May 17, 2013

Folks, We Have A Winner!

Random Number Generator has picked the winner of the Kraftin' Kimmie "Isadora" stamp set.  There were 10 comments on the blog post.  And the winning number is (drumroll please)......comment 2:

  1. Fabulous card...i just love love love this new set of stamps...i've just purchased a couple myself...would love to add this one..thanks for the chance

Congratulations Kimberly!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

A Card Challenge and a Giveaway!

Here is a card that I am entering in the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #178 - Let's Get Sentimental.

The challenge requires that you use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp (check) and that your card includes a sentiment of some sort (check).  The image and sentiment stamps that I have used on the card are both from the Kraftin' Kimmie "Isadora" stamp set.  I actually won the Isadora stamp set several weeks ago in another of Kraftin' Kimmie's challenges. 

Supplies used for above card:

green and burgundy cardstock - Bazzill Basics Paper
stamped image and sentiment - Kraftin' Kimmie stamps - Isadora
washi tape - DownTown Tape
floral paper - Echo Park This & That 6x6 pad - Graceful collection
Martha Stewart colored pencils
background stamp - Stampin' Up - Confetti


Last week I received a package from Kraftin' Kimmie with a second Isadora stamp set enclosed.  When I contacted Kraftin' Kimmie to let her know that I had received the duplicate stamp, she suggested that I keep the stamp and offer it as a giveaway on my blog.  So, you have a chance to win this stamp set just by leaving a blog comment on this post.  Be sure that you either leave your email in the comments or that it is part of your blogger profile so I can contact you if you win.  I will pick a winner on Friday, May 17.  Let's give a big thanks to Kraftin' Kimmie for sponsoring this giveaway and be sure to look at all the cute stamps on the Kraftin' Kimmie website (she has some adorable new nursery rhyme stamps)!