A Holiday Card - Not

Happy Friday to you!!
I hope your holiday was all you wished for. Thanksgiving is such a special one for me. I do not normally enjoy cooking, however…holidays and birthdays are different.  I love to cook and share on special occasions.
As you can see this is NOT a holiday card. It's not even a fall or Christmas theme card.
I just like it and thought she would make a lovely easel design so here you go.
Love the image and sentiment too 
You'll also find a few random stamps scattered around from my Unity KOTM stash.
Thanks for peeking in on my bloggy world today…
Hope your day is fabulous!!
'til next time!
~Donna K

Papers - Bazzil, My Mind's Eye
Inks - Tim Holtz, Memento, Copic Pens
String - Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions
Fabric ribbon & Flowers - unknown
Stamps - Unity Stamp Co, Recollections



The Holidays - Sweet Stamps Challenge

Thanks for popping in on me today.
Today starts a new challenge at the 
The theme is The Holidays.
The holidays are certainly upon us, aren't they?!
I made this card inspired by the challenge. 
I just LOVE a country Christmas. This stamp was so fun and the sentiment worked so nicely on that tiny tag.  
I hope you are glad you came by today.
I have included the full list of my supplies / challenge links below.
Be sure you stop by Sweet Stamps and join us for the challenge this week! 
{a little heads up... December 3rd Sweet Stamp Challenge is - Red & Green}
'til next time…
~Donna K


Papers ::: Craft/Papertrey Ink, White/Georgia Pacific
Embossing Folder ::: Tim Holtz
Stamps ::: Sweet Stamps/Happy Christmas & Lace Tree, Polka Dots/Papertrey Ink
Inks ::: StampinUp/Gumball Green, Tim Holtz/Vintage Photo
Rhinestones ::: Recollections
Burlap ::: Unknown remnant
Adhesive ::: Scotch 3M

Challenges to look for :::


Winter. Wonderful. You.

Happy Friday!!
I thought I'd share this super simple card with you today. I used Coastal Cabana,craft & white cardstock with Coastal Cabana Ink AND…a super sweet itty bitty called
Snow Wonderful from Unity Stamp Company….
because today is Friday and Friday means Friends with Flair at Unity.
I wanted to keep this card really simple, but I hope it didn't turn out too "plain".
My favorite part other than that sweet,  chubby snowman is the fold of the card.
I used a die for that and will list the items at the end of the post for you.
As you open the card, it reads…Wonderful you.
Because…really…you are!
Love yourself and have a wonderful day today!
'til next time!
~Donna K

Supply list:
Stampin Up - Coastal Cabana Ink, Paper, Thinlits Die 133480
Recollections - Washi Tape
Stamps- Unity Stamp Company, Hero Arts Chevron Background
Papertrey Ink - Craft Cardstock, Unknown White Cardstock

Challenges I'm entering:


It's Party Popper Time

Hello friends! 
It's Party Time!…
and it's my day to post over at Pinque Peacock!
We have several birthdays around my house in November.
My niece recently turned 11 and I made her this fun card which also served as a gift card holder.
Right on top of that party hat you'll find a 
It's super chunky and added just the right amount of 
flair to her card.

I lined the inside with several scallop layers of coordinating paper and tucked in her iTunes gift card.
I love lots of layers and goodies added to my cards, this one is no exception.
I hope my card put you in the party mood!
Thanks for stopping by today..
'til next time!
~Donna K

Papers - Papertrey Ink, StampinUp, My Mind's Eye
Button-October Afternoon
Stamp-Papertrey Ink



Sweet Stamps Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes

Hello and Happy Tuesday!
Time for the new weekly challenge at Sweet Stamps!
This week the theme is Anything Goes and you have all week to play along.
You can take a peek at the challenge rules HERE.
I hope you'll join us, share your projects and have some fun!
 I used the artsyfartsy set Tower of Teacups and the Family clear set {inside sentiment} for this card.  I Love how nicely they apply.  
I added lots of layers, embossed backgrounds, ribbons and a teacup charm for added sweetness.
Thanks for taking a minute out of your day to stop by!
'til next time!
~Donna K

Supply List:::
Papers - StampinUp
Inks - StampinUP
Ribbons/twines - 3GirlJAM, Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions, Unknown Lace
Charm - Unknown Vendor {sorry friends, this was in a huge bin of *stash*}
Doily - Michaels

Challenges I'm entering:


Craftin Desert Diva's Thanksgiving Linky Party

Happy Thanksgiving to you…almost!
Today is my DT post for 
There's lots of amazing projects already linked up, but still time for you to get yours in there!
Scoot over and check out the amazing sponsor gifts from Kadoodle Bug Designs & The Scrapbooking Queen.
  You'll love 'em!
Seems like the whole blogasphere is full of gobblers, pilgrims and harvest theme projects.
I love this time of year and I really enjoy making cards for this time of year too.
I created this one using part of a file folder, way to up cycle, eh??
I have been using up the little snips of ribbon that I have stashed away that aren't quite long enough to make into a bow. 
They make a nice hodge podge of color…well…I think so, anyway!
That's it for me today. 
Thank you for stopping by and being part of my crafty world. 
I'm thankful for my creative friends, their support, inspiration and long distance friendships.
'til next time!
~Donna K

Papers::: StampinUp, File Folder
Pumpkin Sticker::: Me & My Big Ideas
Ribbons/Strings::: Recollections, StampinUP, 3GirlJAM, All My Memories & Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions
Stamps:: Studio G, Papertrey Ink
Ink::: StampinUp, Tim Holtz

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:::

3GJ Challenge #29~ Give Thanks w/Ribbon


Sweet Stamps Monthly Challenge - Microbeads

Happy Friday!!!
 Today is begins a new monthly challenge at SweetStamps.com.
This month the challenge is Microbeads.
I created this 5"X5" card using white card stock.
The matte is silver glitter heavy duty card stock and the background is also white card stocked embossed with clouds.
I thought it went well with the Rainbow Duo stamp.
I colored the rainbow with copic pens first, then added red, yellow, green and blue micro beads as well as some stickles on the lavender shaded area of the rainbow.

I hope that you will stop by SweetStamps.com and join in the challenge this month. Click here for more information regarding the monthly challenge.  
You can use any stamp on your challenge entry, but if you use a SweetStamps image, you will get two entries into the giveaway! 
'til next time!
~Donna K

Sweet Stamps Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used on this Card:
Papers - StampinUP White Cardstock& Glitter Cardstock
Ribbon - Memory Makers
Stickles - Diamond
Copic Pens
Darice Cloud Embossing Folder
Recollections - Beads

Challenges I'm Entering:


Thanks Snow Much - Sweet Stamps Challenge

Happy Tuesday!
I'm Snow Thankful you stopped by.
 Today is Tuesday and today is a new challenge at SweetStamps.com.
The theme is Thanks.
I have used this snowflake stamp on a few projects and I just love it.
It's chunky and fun and is really easy to layer or paper piece any way you like. 
I wanted to do a winter thank you card in something other than red and green so I went with these colors and I really like how it turned out. 
I added Marvy Snow Marker to the tops of the sentiment and some sparkles throughout the card to bring out the lavender spray. Wrapped jute string and crinkle ribbon with an ADORABLE button beside the torn back paper edges.

I hope that you will stop by SweetStamps.com and join in the challenge this week.
You can use any stamp on your challenge entry, but if you use a SweetStamps image, you will get two entries into the giveaway! To enter the challenge, please add the URL to your actual blog post or online gallery to the InLink at the end of the SweetStamps.com post. Please do not link to your main blog, we want to be able to find your post to leave you comments. 
Have yourself a happy little Tuesday
'til next time!
~Donna K

Sweet Stamps Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used on this Card:
Lavender Brad Paper Studio
Die StampinUp
Papers StampinUP, Bo Bunny

Challenges I'm Entering:


Naughty is the New Nice

Hey ya'll it's FRIDAY! 
Friday is Friends with Flair day at Unity Stamp Company.
I don't get to play along as often as I'd like to but it sure is fun…and sometimes sassy like Fashionistas can be.  I love this stamp…even though I'm quite intimidated by my coloring skills…I practice, but am never quite sure I have it down.  Maybe some day when I grow up I will be a great colorer!?! 

Ok…this post is short and sweet and mostly for fun. 
I hope you have a great Friday!
Stay sassy and classy!
~Donna K

See the supplies used and the challenges I'm entering this card in below.

Supplies :::
Papers - Recollections corrugated card base 5.5" x 5.5", StampinUp, Basic Grey
Tab Sticker - October Afternoon
Snowflake Sticker / K&Co
Rhinestones/Ribbon/Metalic Eyelet - Recollections
Inks - Memento, Tim Holtz, Copic
Marvy Snow Pen



Sweet Stamps Challenge # 142 Nature

Happy Tuesday!
Today is the day you can scoot on over to the Sweet Stamps Blog to see the newest weekly challenge.
This week the challenge is NATURE.
For my card I chose this lovely tree #3 stamp. I love how full it the leaves are.
I inked it up using Palm Grove Shades Dye Ink.
You can find those items in the Sweet Stamps online shop.
Thank you for peeking in on me today.
I hope you'll stop by Sweet Stamps.com and see what the Design Team has in store for you this week.
Have a beautiful day today!
~Donna K

Supplies List:
 My Mind's Eye, PaperTrey Ink, StampinUP ::: Papers
Tim Holtz ::: Sentiment Stickers

I'd like to include this card in the following challenges :


Merci Card for Craftin Desert Diva's Anything Goes Linky Party

Happy Monday!
Just a note to let you know that you have a few more days to link up your Anything Goes creation at 
I created this "Merci" blank note card for this weeks' party.
This card was inspired by my friend who owns the lovely shoppe Paris Grey Cottage.

I used Papers from My Mind's Eye and StampinUp.
The tower stamp is a Studio G stamp from the $1 spot...
too pretty, eh? The Merci is from Papertrey Ink.
I added distressed edges and inks from StampinUP & Tim Holtz.
You'll see the fabulous ribbon from 3GirlJAM and jute string from Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions to tie up that sweet little suit case charm.  It's frilly and girly...and I like it a lot.  I hope you do as well.
Here are our wonderful sponsors & prizes for the Anything Goes Challenge.
Designs on Cloud 9 - $20 
Cardz TV Stamp Set
My Scrap Chick $10

I hope you'll stop by Craftin Desert Diva's...be inspired and link up!

Have a fabulous Monday!
~Donna K

I'm excited to enter my card in the following challenges:::