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Saturday, November 26, 2016

New Release at Noxine Stamps

Hello!  Ah, the weekend after Thanksgiving!  Turkey comas, shopping, and holiday decorations!  There's nothing like it!  November is almost over, but I am thrilled to be back with my second guest designer post for Noxine Stamps!  Today I am sharing a new release.  There are two fabulous new images in the shop!  Yesterday's Black Friday kicked off the holiday season here and I thought it would be the perfect time to showcase the adorable *new* Santa's Little Helper Aviva.

 Aviva is colored with Copics and cut and matted using Resplendent Rectangles (Spellbinders). My La-La-Land Crafts dies always get lots of use!  Here I feature Fancy Doily Border, Christmas Tree, Rocking Horse, and Castle Border.  Also used were Ribbon Banners (Spellbinders) and a peppermint candy punch (Martha Stewart). The sentiment is from the Waltzingmouse Stamps set Santa's Coming To Town.  I added a few flowers from my stash for the finishing touch.


I would like to thank Jasmine of Noxine Stamps for having me join her team for the month of November!  It has been a delightful honor to work with her wonderful images!  You can find both of the new images in the shop now!  

Santa's Little Helper Aviva

Aviva Expecting A Baby

I am off to my 25 year high school reunion tonight!  25 years?!?!  When did THAT happen?!  

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Club KennyK Challenge #18 - Anything Goes

Hello!  Am I the only one flabbergasted by the fact that Thanksgiving is NEXT week?!?!  After our super busy October at KennyK Stamps we decided to take some time to breathe before jumping back into it!  As a result the freebies that are normally available on the 1st of the month were postponed until today, the 15th.  We also have a special one image new release as well!

Every month there is a freebie image exclusively for our newsletter members!  If you want to get in on this perk, click HERE to get on the mailing list!  This month's freebie is City Star!

Join us over at Club KennyK for access to even more freebies and Dollar Deals!  This month's Club freebie is Sexy Elf and she is who I chose to create with.

I colored her with Copics.  It was fun to create something Christmas-y again!  (I'm already in the holiday spirit and even put some of our decorations up this week!)  I used a lot of dies, of course.   Featured here are Hello Tag, Tools Border, Scallop Snowflake Border, Loopy Doily Border, Tool Border, Candy Cane, and Snowflake Ornaments (La-La-Land Crafts) as well as First Place Award Ribbon (My Favorite Things Stamps).  The sentiment is one of those $1 impulse buys from one of my local craft stores.  Flowers from my stash and punched branches (Martha Stewart) finish off my project.

Today was also the official release of this cheeky sweetie!  Elena and Kenny created this sassy creature for an artist's challenge.  The theme was In a State so of course they opted for a sexy curvy pin-up in a State of Undress!  Read all about it HERE on the KennyK Stamps blog!  

I colored her pert little bottom (and the rest of her) with Copics and then fussy cut her.  I used foam squares to pop her up and give her some dimension on my card front.  I thought that the chalkboard style quote was just perfect (can you believe it's from a 6x6 paper pad) and opted to make this the focal point.  I kept my creation pretty CAS (for me anyway), adding only a punched border (Martha Stewart), Hello Tag (La-La-Land Crafts) and flowers and a paper straw from my stash.

Thanks for visiting and hope your week is going wonderfully so far!  Be sure to visit us over at Club KennyK on Facebook for our current challenge, crafty chit chat, and all the other fun shenanigans we get up to over there!


Sunday, November 13, 2016

November Guest Designer for Noxine Stamps

It's November and though I am full tilt between work, parent teacher group, reunion committee, design team and holiday prep, I said yes to another opportunity that I just couldn't pass up!  The lovely Jasmine Turandar opened Noxine Stamps in September and held a guest design team call.  I entered and was thrilled to be asked to join in for the month of November.  I have been dying to color one of these gorgeous images up and finally got my chance!  

I needed a birthday card for a co-worker and Casual Aviva was just perfect.  I colored her with Copics and fussy cut her for my card.  (Everyone said how much the image looks like the recipient which was cool since I always try to personalize my cards as much as I can!)

My trademark style has really become centered around my use of dies.  For this creation, all are from La-La-Land Crafts (except the Classic Circles Nestabilities by Spellbinders).  Here I've featured Heart Fan, Hello Tag, Tabs Border, Fancy Doily Border, Scallop Border, Jungle Vines, and Triangle Lace Border.  I added a paper straw, flowers, and a big bling flourish.

Be sure to pop on over to Noxine Stamps and check out Jasmine's gorgeous images for yourself!


Sunday, November 6, 2016

The Holidays Are Coming, But First....

One last Halloween hurrah!

Hi there!  How is it November already?!?!  I am SO not ready for the holidays this year!  I mean, sure my shopping is done (thank you, Toys R Us layaway!) but my crafting is a bit behind.  I still have a Halloween card to share, for goodness sake's!  I didn't do nearly as much Halloween crafting as I had hoped but I did manage to get a card done for my little man.  He looks forward to them so even though it meant staying up until 3am Halloween eve, it was worth it!

I colored Make It Crafty's Mini Headless Horseman with my Copics and fussy cut him.  His cape was a challenge but I was pretty pleased with the end result. I stamped the small book cover from Tim Holtz and mounted him on that.  Dies include Tim Holtz's Branch Tree, Twig border, mini moon, and Picture Wheel (Sizzix) as well as Frightful Fence and Large Lacy Border (La-La-Land Crafts).  The "spooky" banner is a sticker from my stash.

We had an awesome Halloween!  We went to a party on Saturday and then trick-or-treating with his friends on Monday!  I was Princess Leia and he was a Storm Trooper!  I WILL continue to buy matching costumes until he tells me it's not cool.  (And maybe even still then...)

My Halloween decorations are still up and I think they will stay that way until I feel the urge to get the Christmas ones from the basement.  (I don't have much for Thanksgiving anyway.)  Why not enjoy the magic of two of our favorite holidays a little longer, right?  

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, October 31, 2016

KennyK Stamps 31 Days of Halloween: Day 31

It's finally here!  My favorite holiday is here!  Happy Halloween!  It's been a whirlwind weekend of baking and crafting and a Halloween party so I'm just stopping in quickly to post my card for today: Day 31 of KennyK Stamps' 31 Days of Halloween!  We've been celebrating all month long over at Club KennyK on Facebook with mini challenges, contests, live coloring events, and more!  

The fourth and final challenge theme is Something Wicked and I've colored up Hella Enchanta for it.

She is colored with Copics, of course.  Layering dies is what I do so here I've used Wrought Iron Fence, Spider Web Border, and Spider Web Corner (La-La-Land Crafts) as well as Labels One Nestabilities and Graveyard Scenes and Shapes Shapeabilities (Spellbinders).  The skull is a pre-cut die cut from my stash.  Also from my stash are the flowers, a bling flourish, and a Tim Holtz Skull and Crossbones.  The sentiment is from the new KennyK Stamps Halloween Sassy Sentiments.

Thank you for joining us for our month full of frightful fun and hope everyone has a magical day!


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

KennyK Stamps 31 Days of Halloween: Day 11

Hello!  Just popping in quick with my new card for KennyK Stamps 31 Days of Halloween!  The theme is Halloween Colors.  Join us over at Club KennyK on Facebook to play along!



Saturday, October 8, 2016

KennyK Stamps 31 Days of Halloween: Day 8

Hello!  As predicted, the pressure to blog every day was too great and I succumbed to the dark side of the couch, BUT I will have more Halloween creations to share before the month is over and today is one of them.  At KennyK Stamps we are celebrating the 31 Days of Halloween!  A new theme has started over at Club KennyK on Facebook.  We'll announce a new one every Saturday and they run all month so there's plenty of time to play along!  Our theme this week is HALLOWEEN COLORS!  We're talking orange, black, purple, neon glowing green....  

Since I LOVE Halloween I decided that I wanted to share the love and spread the frightful fun!  I selected Total Drama to make tags for some Been BOOed treats.  If you don't know what it means to get BOOed you can check out the tradition HERE or simple search for it on Pinterest where there are all sorts of fab-boo-lous ideas! I started the mischief at work with my co-workers, but you can also BOO your neighbors or friends!

The treat boxes and goodies are all from Target (my HAPPY place)!  Their Dollar Spot section is an awesome place to shop for inexpensive and fun holiday and seasonal items!  I added a pair of Halloween socks, a packet of Halloween tissues, a Halloween memo pad, candy, and those amazing blinged out pumpkins!  I made the clips with clothes pins and a pumpkin die (La-La-Land Crafts).

I printed and colored Total Drama 3 times then colored her to look like each recipient.  I then trimmed and matted my colored image onto the Jumbo Fishtail Flags Die-namics (My Favorite Things).  The black layer is embossed with the Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug).  I also added a BOO banner (La-La-Land Crafts).  The sentiment I created myself.

 BOO treats are supposed to be anonymous, but I was busted no thanks to my craftiness!  LOL  Thank you for taking a peek and I hope that maybe you've been inspired to do a Halloween RAK!  Don't forget to visit KennyK Stamps at Club KennyK!  Entries for the challenges do not have to be Halloween related but they must follow the theme. And there are some wicked prizes up for grabs!

Have a wonderful weekend!