Thursday, August 9, 2012

It's a Kraftin Kimmie kinda day!

Hi Stampers!

How did your day go? Mine was loooooonnnnggg! Only because I was super tired today, but now that I am home... WIDE AWAKE - LOL! Does that ever happen to you?

Today is normally our posting day for our design team member Ceal Pritchett, however she is on a leave for an important family matter so I was up till the weeee morning hours playing in my stamp room to have something to share. I was actually done with my card pretty early but sometimes when I start playing... I can't stop so I started coloring some other images for some cards I wanted to do and then before I knew it... helllooo 3am! After that 6am comes pretty early and pretty fast! LOL!

After getting home today I checked my email and what did I find.... the most BEAUTIFUL card sent to me from Holly! Holly had my back and wanted to be sure that all of you had some eye candy today so she made a card just in case I wasn't able to get one done :)  Such a sweetheart! After seeing her gorgeous card... I have to share it with you anyway...can't let this beauty go to waste :) So you will just get to see TWO cards today! Hope you don't mind!

Holly used one of the new release Kraftin Kimmie Stamps from the Old Hollywood Collection - Lana! She colored her up so that even Elizabeth Taylor would be jealous! Those colors are GORGEOUS and that bling boa and paper pieced dress....AWESOME! I bet this is absolutely breath taking in person! I absolutely LOVE the sketch Holly used too! This card really brightened my day!! You can visit Holly's Blog - KopyKat Creations to read all the details on this Old Hollywood beauty! I told Holly,  great mind's think alike because I also made a card using a Kraftin Kimmie Stamp... and I also made it for their current challenge going on... to create a card using the out of the box technique...just like Holly - LOL!   EXCEPT mine is not all blingy and beautiful... quite the opposite... my lady is like Lana the morning after a hot night on the town.... hair turned to frizz and a little green from too many brews :)

I used the Wicked Witch from the Wizard of Oz Collection for my card. I know it is a TAD early for Halloween stuff... but when I saw the Mojo Monday sketch and saw that Kraftin Kimmie's challenge was an out of the box technique... I had a light bulb moment :)

My card uses the out of the box technique with the Wicked Old Witch, I wanted the leftover part to be a moon so I used sponging to create that. I used some Stampin Up! punches to make my cauldron. My witch's brew is made from glittery green paper. The spider was a premade circle tag, I just cut him out and popped him on some black hemp twine for his web. The sentiment is from the Kraftin Kimmie Halloween Sentiments, which or I should say, witch goes with this scene perfectly :) My papers are just random patterns from my paper hoard...yes I used some...gasp!

Here are some close up pics of my cauldron & my witch...

I colored this wicked lady using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink Markers on the Crafter's Companion Ultrasmooth premium white cardstock. I traced the circle using a standard circle spellbinder nestabilities die then cut it out so I could cut around the image. The scallop circle is a spellbinders nestabilities also.

Like I mentioned I used this week's Mojo Monday Sketch # 253.

The photograph that I also drew inspiration from was this one from the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge... Isn't that moon gorgeous? I also thought the colors and creepy tree reminded me of a spooky Halloween night - LOL!

Hope you enjoyed today's cards! I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Out Of The Box Technique
Mojo Monday - Sketch 253
Simon Says Stamp - Bingo - Line Created - Die Cuts, Free Space, Glitter
All That Scraps - Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday - Photo Inspiration Challenge #175
CASE Study Challenge - Think Out Of The Box

And speaking of challenges... come play along in our challenge at Loves Rubberstamps! Still lots of time to join us in some fun and show off your skills! We are looking for a GUEST DESIGNER for be sure and get your entry in! All the details are on the challenge blog :)

Happy Stampin!

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Holly AKA KopyKat

OMGosh I love your witch! I love your stashed dp! LOVE the caldron and am so going to Kopykat that one, lol. This is super cute and your out of the box technique is fabulous. LOVE that you were able to use so many Challenges, that rocks!

Jean Martin

These are fantastic1 My fave is the Halloween card! LOVE it!!! :)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)

Haha, I love how you interpreted the challenge at CASE Study :) I love the "out of the box" technique too! Thanks so much for playing along :)

Danielle Vincent

I just love, love, love the Halloween card - it's terrific! Must try that cauldron.
Your other card is fabulous too! TFS.

maria mcclure

Fantastic take on the sketch and I love how you kept the image within the moon before cutting it out. Great planning!


Holy Cannoli!! These are BOTH fantastic!! I love it all!! Thank you so much for joining us at Kraftin' Kimmie for our Out of the Box Challenge! These are both so perfect! :)

Sharon Caudle

Oh WOW!!!!! Both cards are absolutely fantastic!! I really love your witchy card! Your choice of colors and papers are perfect! Thanks so much for playing with us at Kraftin' Kimmie and hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon


Ohh wow absolutely gorgeous, thank you for playing along in our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week, right now there are a DT call on Stamptacular sunday challenge have you concidered to put in an aplication for a spot on our team.

Hugs Winnie DT


What a wonderful group of cards! WOW! Fantastic!


I'm not one to celebrate too early, but this card has me drooling for Halloween Candy! LOVE the glitter :) Thanks for helping us celebrate our 2nd Anniversary over on CASE Study this week :)

Dangina Martinez

Spook tackular!!!
Thanks for playing along at All That Scraps!
Tons of Hugs, Dangina


Your witch, and especially the bubbling cauldron, are adorable! Love that fun spider web background. Thanks for joining in the celebration at CASE Study this week!


Brilliant cards but my fave is the gorgeous Diva card.

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

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