4/29/14

Sweet Stamps Photo Inspiration Challenge {167}

This week at Sweet Stamps we have this lovely photo 
for our inspiration challenge.
The flowers and colors are just spectacular, don't you think?
I created this bouquet using the Parisian Bouquet Stamp.
This stamp is perfect for so many occasions, don't you agree?
Please drop by the SweetStamps.com weekly challenge blog to share your creation.
You could win a $20 shopping spree for goodies at SweetStamps.com's online store just by playing along in our challenge! 
Click here for our Challenge Rules.
For the current monthly challenge click HERE.
Thank you for taking time out to stop by and say hello!
'til  next time
~Donna K



Supplies Other than Sweet Stamps:
Papers : StampinUp, Georgia Pacific
Rhinestones : Unknown
Ribbons : Unknown, Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions Jute String
Flowers : Paper Studio
Doily : Michaels
Paper Clip : Tim Holtz

4/25/14

Sending Happy Your Way / 3 Girl JAM & Challenges


Happy Friday!
I'm posting on the 3 Girl JAM blog today
and boy did I have fun with this one. 
I promise not to talk TOOOO, too much,
 but I do want to fill you in on a few things.
There is an All Things Spring challenge going on 
and you have a few more days to enter, so get on it. 
We'd love to see your spring creations!
You can get a snazzy 10% discount at 3GJ by using 
the code DB10 at check out. 
I used Lemon Lime ribbon from 
the new LG Bundle on this design.
I love the effect it gave with the faux 
pleating and corrugated strip across the top.
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I was on a roll with my fun paper and stamps so I went on to 
make another card.
Don'tcha just love these happy cards?
I do…really. 
The stamp is from the Unity Stamp of the Week
I am brand new to that program…yay me!
And thanks honey for gifting that to me!
{he's so sweet}
I'm going to enter these cuties in a few challenges…
'cause being challenged is sometimes fun!
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I hope these happy critters have inspired you to create some *happy* too.
I'll include the list of products used in my designs below.
Have yourself a happy weekend!
~Donna K

Supplies included in these designs:
Papers : Bazzil, Sassafrass, StampinUp, Georgia Pacific, Corrugated remnants
Sending Happy Your Way (Joslyn Nielson)
Inks : Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Pen, StampinUp Craft White
Buttons & Bling : unknown
Twine, Penant & Label : American Crafts DIY shop 
(Thanks to Madge at Madge's Scrappin Lounge for these wonderful American Crafts prizes!)




4/22/14

Sweet Stamps Challenge #166

SWEETS 
is the theme for this weeks challenge at Sweet Stamps . com 
I really loved playing with this fun stamp set. 
I think it is going to get used often this summer. 
Those tipsy scoops of ice cream were fussy cut.
With the slightest tilt…on purpose. 
Yep, I made it crooked on purpose for a change!
Be sure to skip on over to see all of the other SWEET projects by the
fabulous team at Sweet Stamps . com!
Please drop by the SweetStamps.com weekly challenge blog to share your creation.
You could win a $20 shopping spree for goodies at SweetStamps.com's online store just by playing along in our challenge! 
Click here for our Challenge Rules.
For the current monthly challenge click HERE.
Thank you for taking time out to stop by and say hello!
'til  next time
~Donna K

Sweet Stamps Products in this design:

Other than Sweet Stamps Products used in this design:
Spellbinders oval and scallop oval dies
Celebrate It Ribbon
Creatology Sequins
Basic Grey design paper

4/19/14

Do What Makes You Happy


Happy Saturday!
Today is my day to post a little something over on the
Linnie Blooms Blog.
Man O Man…
Sometimes I struggle with journaling and scrapbooking, but here goes.
I did this for our son who is an avid movie connoisseur.
He loves all sorts of films, so I chose the title
"Do What Makes You Happy"
for this page.
I've added all sorts of bits and pieces of texture and color.
You can find that bright red  
This particular piece is a pocket, but I turned it sideways with the hopes of creating an arrow.
Thanks for peeking in on me today.
Be sure to get your little self on over to 
and see all of the fabulous creations by Linda and her
talented design team.
Have a happy, blessed weekend.
~Donna K





4/18/14

Imperfection is Beauty

Happy Friends with Flair Day!
I have two cards to share this week…
'cause I love this stamp set.
I received it last Saturday and couldn't wait to use it.  
I absolutely LOVE the sentiments in this set. 
I will admit the large size of the lotus flower intimidated me just a tad.
I heat embossed this one it on vellum paper. 
Then snipped a bit off the edge leaving a teeny bit of the petal to hang over.
I used colored pencil and a blender pen on the petals.
 My question for you who are familiar with vellum is what kind of adhesive 
do you use so that the adhesive doesn't show through on your paper?  
I couldn't get anything to hold, hence the brads…
Ok…card two.
Same floral, again, heat embossed, but with a different sentiment. 
I thought I would be able to use one of these for the
be Inspired challenge, but couldn't quite get there. 
Oh well, motivation to keep trying, right?
Ok, that's it for me.
Just wanted to end this post by saying 
how much fun I have with the Friends with Flair hops 
via Unity Stamp Company on Fridays.
Every single comment means a lot to me. You friends are some of the 
kindest, most inspiring chicks around and I just wanted to say thanks for
stopping by each week when I am able to play along!
Have a FAB weekend!
~Donna K

Supply List:
Papers : StampinUp, Georgia Pacific (unknown vellum)
VersaMark / Watermark 
Embossing Powder : StampinUp
Ribbons : 3 Girl JAM Sunflower, Ribbon Boutique
Brads & Bling : unknown..sorry 
Inks : Copic, StampinUp 



4/15/14

Sweet Stamps Monthly / Weekly Challenge Embossing

Today we are sharing TWO fun challenges with you
on the Sweet Stamps blog.
Our weekly challenge is 
Anything Goes
Anything Goes is one of my favorites, how about you?!
The monthly challenge theme is 
EMBOSSING
which includes any type of embossing within your project.
Fun, right?
I used heat embossing on this gorgeous Crown Buttefly stamp.
The background is embossed with a frilly folder onto foil paper.
I love the combination of these elements..
hope you do too!
Please drop by the SweetStamps.com weekly challenge blog to share your creation.
You could win a $20 shopping spree for goodies at SweetStamps.com's online store just by playing along in our challenge! 
Click here for our Challenge Rules.
For the current monthly challenge click HERE.
Thank you for taking time out to stop by and say hello!
'til  next time
~Donna K

Sweet Stamps Products included in this design:
Other Products used in this design:
Papers : StampinUP, My Mind's Eye, Bazzil Yukon Gold
Jute String : Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions
Butterfly button : unknown
Jute Ribbon : 3 Girl JAM
Embossing Powder : StampinUp

I am entering the following Challenges /  Linky Parties
Just B Creative Crazy - April 
3 Girl JAM - All Things Spring

4/11/14

Anything Spring with 3 Girl JAM

The challenge theme at 3 Girl JAM this month is 
Anything Spring
Most everyone I know is READY for spring these days.
Back in my craft show days I would hoard  buy up
tons of these little buckets and items to use for altered gifts.
I thought it was time I actually started using them so I dressed up
this little bucket with some F A B U L O U S
Lemon-Lime crinkle ribbon from the new LG bundle.
New LG Bundle 3 Girl JAM
I added a strip of scor tape around the top and bottom
of my bucket and faux pleated the ribbon, topped it off with a shimmery white
ribbon from my scrap stash. Doubled tied my pretty bow and added the sweet tag.
All that's left is the candy!
Another little treat for you today is a discount code that you can 
apply toward your purchase at 3 Girl JAM
Pop in the code DB10 for 10% off when you check out. 
Pretty generous, eh?!  I know…right!

Thanks for checking in on me today…
I hope it feels like spring where you are!
Below is the link for the current challenge.
I hope you'll join us.
~Donna K


4/8/14

Easter Challenge at Sweet Stamps



Happy Tuesday!
I hope you enjoy my short and sweet post today
From sunny California. 


I had so much fun with this precious little bunny. 
I can't wait to mail him off. 




Please drop by the SweetStamps.com weekly challenge blog to share your creation.
You could win a $20 shopping spree for goodies at SweetStamps.com's online store just by playing along in our challenge! 
Click here for our Challenge Rules.
For the current monthly challenge click HERE.
Thank you for taking time out to stop by and say hello!
'til  next time
~Donna K


SweetStamp.com Products Used:












other supplies used in this design:
button : Pinque Peacock
papers : StampinUp, Georgia Pacific
ribbon remnants
jute string : Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions