Saturday, 27 February 2016

Any holiday!

Happy Saturday!

I don't know about you all, but
I am so relieved that it is the
After my day yesterday, yep...I am 
so relieved that the weekend is here.
What happened yesterday, you may ask?
Well, my friends, I spent the
day in my daughter's Kindergarten class....all day.

I love being able to participate in the
class with my daughter and her classmates...
But holey cannoli!! What a bunch! 
In total, 21 kids.....celebrating 
Dr.Seuss's birthday.
Which, technically, is next week, 
but it is Winter Break for our schools in 
our province, so no school.
21 kids celebrating, with treats...cupcakes.

Anyways, I survived. 
And I have the utmost respect for teachers 
who do this for a living...
I was exhausted!! lol.
Enough griping. onwards.

A new challenge is happening over
This week, HIMCR #240 is:
Any Holiday!

And this week's sponsor is:

The giveaway is $12 voucher to Di's Digi Stamps.

Here is what I came up with.
I used my new Tim Holtz
Crazy Cats stamps (swoon!!!)
I used my Derwent Watercolor Pencils on my kitty, 
who was stamped with Ranger Archival Ink.
I also used the Crazy Birds accessories and sentiments 
to complete my kitty.
The patterned papers are from Jillibean Soup, 
an older collection.

Now, I know what some of you may be thinking...
birthdays are not a holiday..
Well, in our household, they kinda are..
ask my daughter! lol
We have always celebrated the birthdays like
a holidays---it is a tradition in our house.
(plus, I asked our fearless leader, Laurie, 
and she gave me the Okay! lol)

So, that is it for me for now...
Be sure to link up your challenges so we 
can have a  looksy!
Until next time, 
Be safe. Get craft!

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Saturday, 20 February 2016

Thanks, CAS style

Saturday already--wow!
I said it before, and will say it again--
Time sure is flying by!

So, anyways, Saturday means one
thing around here-
a new challenge starts over on

HIMCR #239 - CAS - Clean and Simple!

And this week's sponsor is:
(drumroll, please!)
The giveaway is a gift certificate
to the store.

The DT were given a packet of papers
to work with.
I remember the very first time I received
papers from Paper Temptress, 
I. Was. Blown. Away!
these papers are gorgeous--
and I love paper! lol


And with this week's challenge being
Clean and Simple, 
well, the hardest part was choosing
which ones to

Here is what I designed:

Very simple.
I stamped some images with a stamp set
I acquired some time ago, 
a Fancy Pants Designs stamp set.

Such a great stamp set!
The 'thanks' is a die cut from a swap
I participated in a few months back.
I outlined some of the flowers with
a black Prismacolor brush marker.
The enamel dots are from My Mind's Eye.
Sweet and simple.

That is it for me, folks!
Be sure to link up your creations--
love looking through them!
You have until next Saturday!
Until then, 
Be safe. Get crafty!

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Saturday, 13 February 2016

Valentines, with scraps!

Happy Saturday!
Wow---another week has flown by!
Yeesh!...can't catch my breathe..

A new challenge is starting over on 
and it is a great one!!

HIMCR #238 - Super Scraps Saturday!
And this week's sponsor is

The giveaway is $7 Gift Certificate to Pickled Potpourri!

The Design Team were given some images to work
with, or as I should say, play with, because they are so fun!

I used "Just a Note"
Honestly, when I saw the images, ideas were
just swimming in my head--
cards, PL layouts..notes!!!!
There are 4 styles in this set.

I made Valentine's for my loved ones--
and using scraps--
double bonus!
I used a large piece of black Bazzill cardstock,
Taylored Expressions Woodgrain embossing folder, 
Colorbox white ink, Fancy Pants Designs Love Story paper
(heart script), Crate Paper Love Notes (pink/red hearts)
and the red double hear is from K & Company.
The stamp image (Will you be my Valentine) is from
Simon Says Stamp set, designed by Kristina Werner, 
stamped in Ranger Archival Ink, outlined in red Sharpie marker.

 This second card  is made with scraps from Crate Paper
Love Notes and kiss, Kiss collection---
stickers included!

My final card is using pink paper
from Crate Paper (unsure if it is Kiss, Kiss or
Love Notes--sorry!)
The vellum is a paper I received in a swap--
it is absolutely gorgeous!
Rub-ons, and sticker is from Crate Paper Kiss, Kiss!

That is it for me--
I will be back really soon!
Be safe. Get crafty!
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Saturday, 6 February 2016

No Reds or Pinks

Hey there, lovely peeps!
It is Saturday, 
which means a new challenge is up over

This week, it is a fun challenge!
(But they are always fun, right?)

HIMCR #237 - No Pinks or Reds!
And this week's week sponsor is:

my Besties

The giveaway is all 3 My Besties images used by HIMCR Design Team!
(Just let me say, these images are soooo
darn cute, but then again, they always are, right?)

So, the Design Team were given some
images to use, and I chose one that
has become dear to me.
Those who know me know
that I am an animal lover, and Dogs ..
well, dogs are my besties! lol

So, without further adieu, 
here is my project:

I used my Prismacolors colored pencils, 
and I tried something new. 
I blended with a dab of baby oil on a Qtip.
It really changed the look!
I was shocked--yay--so happy!
The papers used are from
Fancy Pants Design 'True Friend' Collection.
I thought this would be perfect!
So, that is it for me!
be sure to check out the other DT members' creations!

Like our team?
Like to have fun?
There is a chance that you can become a member!
That is right!
HIMCR is having a DT call!!!
You can check out all the details 

So, ntil next time!
Be safe. Get crafty!

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Friday, 5 February 2016

This way for fun, Kraftin' Kimmie style!

Hey y'all!

I was looking through my *ahem* supply(!!)
Of stamps, and came across some
that I had not used too often. 
or rather, it has been a long time since
they were used..or loved! 😞

I adore these stamps, and 
they are Canadian, to boot!
Lol...yeah, big supporter of Canadian products!
Kraftin' Kimmie stamps, Canadian made!
I used watercolours on is Schnauzer fella...he is so darn cute!
I used papers from Crate Paper, Open Road collection.

This card actually fits one of their challenges, 
Challenge #316, Use 3 Patterned papers

This was such fun!

Until next time, my peeps!
Be safe. Get crafty.