3/31/15

Happy Easter {tt}

Happy Tuesday!
Today begins our newest challenge at 
We have a fun RECIPE for you to follow to play along this week.
You will need to include the following in your designs:
1 paper, at least one egg (in the image, an embellishment, etc.) 
and the colors in the inspiration photo below.
It's not as hard as it *sounds*
Our sponsor for this challenge is 


I used Happy Easter and Johnny Bird Boots for my card today. 

I hope you will take time out to join us!
Be sure to stop by the blog at Tuesday Throwdown to 
see all of the wonderful DT creations and link up your project as well.
Have a wonderful week and a very happy, blessed Easter!
~Donna K

Especially for You {ss}


Easter is almost here and I wanted to share my little Peep with you today.
It's my turn to post on the challenge blog at Sweet Stamps
This little peep was part of the new release. 
He comes in chip board form but I "needed" him to be yellow. 
I just simply covered him in
Lemon Butter 3D enamel gel and let him dry.
The Tulip Lattice stencil has been a popular little number as well and I just
shaded that in bright green ink.
Topped off with a few more enamel dots created with Deep Red and Avocado and a bow.
A fairly simple, but bright/fun design.
I hope you enjoyed him.  
Be sure to peek in on the latest challenge.  
Scroll down to yesterday's post
for all of the details on how you can win some Sweet Stamps cash.
Until next time...Happy Easter to you.
~Donna K

Other Sweet Stamps Supplies included in this design:








3/30/15

The Great Outdoors {CDD}

Today is my design team post for
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party

hosted by Tara of Craftin Desert Divas
Every other Monday will mark the beginning of a new,
 semi-weekly linky party and you could win fabulous prizes!!
This linky party theme is 

ANYTHING GOES


The sponsors are
Craftin Desert Diva's

and
Too Cute by Jessica

The more you link up, the better chance you have to win. 

Visit Craftin Desert Divas for all the rules and to play along.
Here is what I created for this linky party....

Isn't he the cutest little fella?!
I nearly burned down my craft room trying to make a fun edge along 
the side of this image.  
Warning: paper burns QUICKLY!

I used The Great Outdoors set for my cards today.

And because those stamps are just so cute...
I had to create another.
She is cute as a button and her marshmallows are cooked to perfection!
I used Copic Pen to color these cards, Memento Ink to stamp the image
and the papers are from a deal I scored at Tuesday Morning several years ago
The pad is called The Great Outdoors by GDC Studios.
OK...
One last card before you go...
and on my Instagram last week but I thought it was cute enough to share twice.
Thank you for stopping by today!

Hope you will Craft It Up & Link It Up!!!


3/26/15

Extra Sparkley

Hey YOU!
I'm sharing another one layer card today. 
I kinda love this sentiment and this sweet lil pixie was a lot of fun too.
For this design I just masked the image and stamped the sentiment around her
and those stubby little 'shrooms in different shades of green and pink.
{When you like a sentiment you might as well use it, right?}

I created a card using the same style earlier this week and I loved her so I thought I'd try this stamp using the same style...you can check her out HERE.

The stamp is designed by Angie Blom and it's available at Unity Stamp Company.
I used Copic Pen to color the image and wink of Stella to add shimmer to the wings. Unfortunately you can't see that in the photo.  

I'd like to share this card in the Unity Be Inspired Challenge 
using this color inspiration photo.


And I'll be sharing with the Friends with Flair gang at Unity on Friday.

Have a happy day today and
stay EXTRA sparkley!

~Donna K

3/24/15

Easter Blessings

Hello Tuesday Friends!
It's my day to post on the Sweet Stamps Blog.
Today I'm sharing a small and simple greeting for Easter.
I like the look of the craft and burlap with these delicate eggs.
The eggs were part of the new release last weekend and I just LOVE them!
I used the following Sweet Stamps products in the above design.







And...I just want to show you how simple the Quarter Fold card is.
I did this in just about 20 minutes!

The instructions are found HERE

Quarter fold Card is the challenge this week so be sure to join us!!
You can find the challenge HERE

I included these Sweet Stamps products in the above design:


Thanks for stopping by today!
And...if you hopped with us at Sweet Stamps last weekend.
You may want to check to see if you were a winner!!
Have a great one. 




3/23/15

You Rock my world

I just wanted to say happy Monday and a big 
THANK YOU
to everyone who stopped by my blog on Friday for 
Thank you for having me in your line up Julie!
You all left many wonderful and kind comments.
SO....I created this card in YOUR honor. 
Cause...YOU ROCK
She's a Unity Stamp Company Stamp
and I thought she was perfect for saying thank you 
to all of you from Friends with Flair who stop by week after week as well 
as the "hoppers" who may have joined me for the first time.

I just used a little Copic Pen on this one layer card. 
The background is stamped in various colors after I masked the image.
If I played guitar this is what I would look like...{in my dreams}
Ok...so...to the winner of my little bundle of goodies.

Carolyn Bounds...that would be YOU.
I have emailed you so please check for that and drop me your mailing address.

Again...thanks...did I say that enough?
My crafty heart is full of gratitude.


ps...Julie and the other gals will be announcing winners 
this week as well so be sure you check back 
with them to see if you have won.

Have a happy Monday!
~Donna K

3/22/15

woah its your birthday {CDD}

Hello!
Today is my day on the blog at
I'm so tickled about this sweet card I created for our nephew who just turned 3.
I used the set called Punny Farm.

I am totally in love with this stamp set.
The images are just adorable. 
And the sentiments are perfect too!
I think the combination of ribbon remnants are just 
right with this cute lil pony!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Sunday.
~Donna K

3/20/15

Craftin Desert Divas March Stamp Release 1 Year Birthday Bash


 Sweet Stamps Sweeties Spring Release Blog Hop post is HERE

Julie's Blogoversary Blog Hop post is HERE






Thank you so much for joining us today to celebrate CDD stamps 1 year birthday!! 
As you can see, we have some awesome sponsor prizes to giveaway to those who join us today and tomorrow. 


Prizes are: 


Craftin Desert Divas - One stamp set each day.

Too Cute by Jessica - $25 gift card
The Scrapbooking Queen- Royal Prize Pack
3 Girl Jam - $10 gift card
Tombow -  Goodie Prize Pack
Marjorie Ann Designs - $25 gift card
Little Scraps Of Heaven - $15 gift card
Miriam's Crafting Supplies - $10 gift card
A Busybee Double Click - 75 skittles
My Scrap Chick - $15 gift card
SVG Attic - $15 gift card



You must follow and comment on each blog to be eligible for the prizes. Winners will be announced on Tuesday.




We have 7 new stamp sets that are being released today.  

All stamps are in the CDD Shop and now available for purchase.

Without further ado, here are the March stamps:
All Aboard
Bitty Blessing 
Birthday Express
Sew Raggedy
Hunny Bunny 
Tissue Time
Totally Turtle

Here are the SVG cut files for each stamp:













All stamps have an SVG outline that is free to you. This makes it so easy. You just cut out the image with your machine and then stamp on it.  The SVG file will be in the CDD Gallery under the file tab and available for you to download.

Here are the release specials for you:

1. Use Code: Birthday to receive 15% off your entire order. Sale ends 3/22 10pm MST.

There is a link to this free SVG pattern somewhere in today's hop lineup. 





Today I have created a fun birthday trio using the adorable Birthday Express set.
I stamped the gift bag and created a small tag to go
along with this fun set.
I got the biggest kick out of playing with these adorable stamps!

Thanks for joining us today and don't forget that 
we have a new lineup and freebie for tomorrow's hop.