Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Paper Pretties Birthday!

Happy Birthday Lawren!!!

We have a super special Christmas Birthday hop!  First stop is always the pretties blog if you need to start at the beginning!  The next stop after me is Melissa!  And of course give the birthday girl some love on her blog!

MFT Christmas Bear

Hi All!

Can you believe Christmas is already here!?!?  I swear it was just summer and we are already a week away from 2012.  I hope everyone is finding some time to get crafty during all of the holiday rush!

For today's card I slid in one more Christmas card for the season!  I love these a la modes stamps from My Favorite Things.  They are so easy to stamp (a crisp, clean impression on the first try!) and super fun to color and the images have bold lines which makes it easy to paper piece (I did that to the bear).  I also used some of the fun Lime Twist Twine!  The paper is from My Minds Eye!

 Hope you all have a wonderful holiday and see you in the new year!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Paper Pretties Whatnot

Sorry I have been MIA!  I promise to be a little bit more organized coming up!  I will be doing a IKEA run in early January and rehabbing my stamp corner so it will be easier to find things!  CANNOT WAIT!

OK so I have another super cute image to share and this weeks challenge is super fun!  USE ribbon!  That is it.  Easy, peasy!

For more eye candy visit the Pretties blog!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Bad Blogger award goes to....

ME!  The last 2 weeks have been insanely busy!  Had a wonderful, relaxing Thanksgiving break from school and I really should have caught up on a lot of things because as soon as that Monday hit I have been running ever since.  Only 2 weeks of regular classes and then finals week and it seems like every single thing in all of my classes is do this Monday!  This last week I have been up until about 3 am every night studying and getting work done and only have been getting about 5 hours of sleep.  I swear when this semester is OVER I am going to sleep 18 hours and watch nothing but holiday movies from Lifetime!

OK so this is a little belated but this is my holiday card I made for the One Crazy Stamper Challenge for December.  Still plenty of time to enter as long as its by December 30th.

I used the super cute Tabitha from the November release!


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

One Crazy Krafty Hop!

Hi Happy Hoppers!

Welcome to One Crazy Krafty HOP!!  Today Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is combining forces with One Crazy Stamper to bring you an incredible blog hop filled with lots of krafty goodness!!

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is an online Canadian stamp company with whimsical stamps from several different artists, catering to cardmakers and scrapbookers with lots of different styles!  If you like to colour….you’ll love our images!!!  Check us out at our krafty SHOP!

One Crazy Stamper is a fantastic Canadian crafting store with an online site as well as a brick and mortar store located in Bolton, Ontario!  They carry all kinds of paper, embellishments, Copic markers and SO much more!!  Check them out here:

Our blog hop today features both Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps and crafting goodies from One Crazy Stamper with projects created by design team members from both teams!!  Be sure to hop around from blog to blog and leave a comment at each stop, because some lucky random commenter's are going to win some krafty goodies!!! 

You should have arrived from Angie!  If you need to start at the beginning go HERE!

I used the super adorable Tabitha!  i wanted to try some traditional colors and a bit of a vintage look.  I used some early espresso ink to sponge around the design paper and I used my distresser to distress the black layer.  I also used some lace I have been hoarding!

I also used the super adorable sentiment to do the inside as well!

Please make sure to hop through the entire list of participants since we will be giving away some super cute Kraftin Kimmie Stamps to random commenter's on the DT member's blogs!  And be sure to become a follower of the OCS blog, we will be posting winners of the blog hop candy on the OCS blog,  Dec 4th!

Your next stop on the hop is Lora!!!!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Paper Pretties meets bugaboo!


I am soooo excited to share this with you because I have loved this company for a long time and their adorable images but I'm always worried about jumping into a new company cause then I have to have all their stamps!  Boy am I in trouble cause I loved this digi stamp!

The challenge was black, silver and bling!  I thought it was soooo much fun and bling was perfect for this cute image!

Blessed baby

Hi All!!  Well I tried to brave the stores for all of the spectacular deals but only did one!  One Crazy Stamper has the right idea by giving us GREAT DEALS but from the comforts of our own home!  I love that!  AND to top it all off I spied some new stuff in the store that is on my Christmas list to Santa this year!  Especially some of the new Kraftin Kimmies and My Favorite Things

I love the a la mode collection by My Favorite Things and they really became one of my favorite new collections!  They are so fun and fresh and of course great to color!  I used Oh Baby for today's card.

All of those baby showers I had in October and November are expecting their babies in December so I needed some welcome baby cards.  I had these ribbon charms in my stash for years and I am really trying to use what I have cause I HAVE soooooo much stuff that I can't find my way around it all.  Hope you all can find some crafty time this weekend!

Happy Crafting,

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Artish!!!!!

Happy, Happy birthday to the wonderful artist behind the Paper Pretties digi line! 

I used some fun spray paint sparkly stuff to make the black paper sparkle cause what is better then BLING on your birthday!!!

Happy, Happy birthday! Next on the hop is Melissa!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Pretty Girl!!!

Today we are celebrating Jennifer's birthday!!!  Happy, Happy Birthday! 

Your next stop is Melissa!  The birthday girls is here!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Kraftin Kimmie growin'

Hi All!  I have another card featuring the always adorable Caroline!!!  I saw a super cute color scheme that had poppy, pear and marina mist and I thought I would try it to make an unconventional baby card.  Still lots of blue for baby boy but not all blue :)

I also used some girly rhinestones too!  This is part of the Kraftin Kimmie #100 challenge where you use your favorite stamps and since this is baby season (or so it seems).  I used the sentiment from Stampin Up.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Happy Birthday to the Prettiest of the Pretties...HEATHER!!!

Happy, Happy birthday boss lady!

Hope you have a wonderful day!!!  Next on the hop is Melissa!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Kraftin Kimmie GD Contest and Tutorial

Hi All!!!  I have a super cute tutorial/altered project to show you!!!  I was very nervous about altering this because I am so new to altering stuff and I have held on to this cork board (that I found at the Dollar Store) because I wanted the perfect project!  Well Kraftin Kimmie is having a guest designer challenge and that was a must for me to join in.  The challenge was for us to use our favorite Kimmie stamp.  I had to chuckle cause their was NO WAY i could use just one! 

I got all of these adorable images from One Crazy Stamper

OK so I started with just a simple cork board with a wood frame.

The size of the cork board frame was 12x 8.25.  I cut the paper a little less then that and played with the trimming until I could fit it.

This is what it looks like when it fits in and I slid it under the frame part.

I cut strips for the edge of the frame

I had to cut off corners so it would be easy to fold over

I used the one I cut to stencil lines on all of the other strips
 I used sticky tape and I placed the strips on the edge of the slits.  You may notice that the strips are longer and that is so I can fold it over for a clean look.

Here is a look of the sticky tape on the edge of the frame. Scor Tape was used!

I used some chipboard letters to place to do on the top and you can see how all the paper is folded over the edge of the frame.  I also used glue dots to place a strip of ribbon to be able to hang this. (you'll see this in the pictures below)  You also get a peek at my little list helpers.
 Here is the super adorable Tori!  And also a peek at how the ribbon looks!
 Here is Brigitte
 Here's Rosabelle.
 Here's Antoinette.
 Here's Agnes
 Here's all of them in the scalloped border that holds them all at the bottom.  This way I can change out my kimmies with what my mood is!
Hope you enjoyed the project!  I had a blast making it!  It was also way easier to do then I thought just time consuming but I love this hanging in my stamp area!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Paper Pretties Whatnot

This week is a super cute and very fun challenge!!  Halloween Theme!  My favorite holiday and I think its because I had sooo many great memories of that holiday!

I made a skinny version of the gate fold card!  I love how this turned out and it was so much fun to make!

For more eye candy visit the Paper Pretties Blog!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Lulu Sparkles

Hey Fellow Stampers!!!

Hope you all are having a fabulous Saturday!!!  I was perusing the Online Store this week and I saw that Lora had received a bunch of new Stamping Bellas!  I literally jumped for joy!  Especially for the super cute Lulu collection!  Have you checked them out??  I had to use one of them on my card this week!  I used Martha!  I also used Large Oval nesties (and the scalloped ones in large too!)

You still have time to join in this months challenge!!!  It is fall/Halloween themed!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Paper Pretties Whatnot

Ok so I have a treat for you today!!!  2 Paper Pretty What not cards :)  I realized blogger had a bit of a hiccup with last weeks post so you get 2 super adorable (if I may say so myself) what not cards!!!

Last Weeks Card:

This weeks card:

For more fun and fabulous cards and to see all of the images and sentiments released today visit:

Have a wonderful, crafty day!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Candy Winners and October Challenge

Hi All!!!  It is time for another wonderful challenge at One Crazy Stamper!  This month the theme is fall/Halloween themed cards or projects!  I loved this background panel so much that I decided to have the image be a pull out so I didn't cover it up!  This was just a cuttle bug embossed folder that I airbrushed with copics.

Supplies:  Kraftin Kimmie Stamp:You are a treat, Copics Sketch (R0, YR04, YR16, Y08, YG67, G94, E27, YR24, E00, E55, R37, E25)  Copic Airbrush, Nestabilities

BLOG CANDY Winners!!!!

Candy 1--Whimsy Stamp--

thank you for chance to win candy
hugs Iako

Candy 2--Embellishment lot
nancyparker55 has left a new comment on your post "Flash Back Friday":

Cute card, love that image. Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy. Congrats on the new B&M store.

Please e-mail me at with your name and address.  Please give up to three weeks depending on where you live.

Friday, September 30, 2011

OCS and Mainlystamping Blog Candy!

Hi All!  Well the store is open and Lora is celebrating by offering TONS of blog candy!  I got in the spirit too!  First I have a card to share:

I love this super cute image from Your Next Stamp!  It is called: Ellie Loves Sunflowers.  I Love how cork looks so I have been trying to use it lately and it is SO easy to use!  I was worried how it would punch and cut and it is easy-peasy!

Ok so for the blog candy!

There is this beautiful Stamp by Whimsy Stamps: 1 Winner

I will also be offering some fun stuff from my overwhelming collection: 1 Winner

Rules for the blog candy!

You have to be a follower of One Crazy Stamper Challenge Blog AND Mainly Stamping Blog.

You will have 5 chances to win! You MUST leave a comment for each chance.  No more than 5 comments per person.  Winner will be Chosen on October 1st and posted that day on

1st Chance: Leave a comment on Mainly Stamping Blog Candy Post
2nd Chance: Have an entry in the September OCS Challenge on this post (YOUR CARD CAN BE FROM 9/1-9/30 AND DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A NEW CARD FROM THIS WEEK). Leave a comment with a link to your card.
3rd Chance: Follow OCS on Facebook.  Leave a comment letting me know you are a facebook follower
4th Chance: Post a link to this blog candy on your blog and leave me a comment with a link to your blog.  This can be in the sidebar or a post sharing this blog candy.
5th Chance: A Bonus comment just letting me know you are a follower on both blogs!

I will chose 2 winners!  One winner will win the adorable stamp and the other winner will win the embellishment lot!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A gift....

Hi!  Well I made this very cute item awhile ago as a gift.  It has thank you cards, gift tags, note cards all matching!  I love it!

This was a tutorial on splitcoast stampers!  Besides all of the cutting for the box it was actually a pretty easy project!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Flash Back Friday

Found some more cards that I never posted!!!  This is a paper pretty whatnot!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

TGF Fleur

I love The Greeting Farm!  They have soooo many cute images and I love them!  this is different color scheme then I usually use but I really like how this turned out!!!


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