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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

KennyK 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!


Sunday, October 2, 2016

KennyK Stamps 31 Days of Halloween: Day 2

Hi there!  I was inspired to make another project for KennyK Stamps' 31 Days of Halloween!  I remember the days when I used to blog every day of October....  It was a whirlwind of Halloween crazy!  Can I do it again?  Probably not.  But I'm already ahead of last year's posts which were, um, zero!  

Our theme this week is Sentiments and I decided instead of a card that I wanted to make an altered item.  I took a chalkboard I bought from Target's Dollar Spot (that little section jammed packed with seasonal merchandise when you first walk in the door) and turned it into a decoration for my favorite holiday.

I colored up Book of Spells and fussy cut her.  The rest was done with  dies, flowers, and a piece of white chalk.  The flourish is a Magnolia Doo-hickey.  Pumpkins, Spiderweb Corner, Spiderweb, and Large Lacy Border are all from La-La-Land Crafts.  The Crescent Moon and Mini Apothecary Bottles are Tim Holtz (Sizzix).  And the witch's hat and cauldron come from a set called Witches' Brew Shapeabilities (Spellbinders).  A quote from my favorite Halloween movie completes the project!

Join us over at Club KennyK all month long for all the festivities!  All Halloween digis are on sale too!  Want the code?  Visit the Club on Facebook!  You'll find us HERE!


Saturday, October 1, 2016

KennyK Stamps 31 Days of Halloween: Day 1

Happy October 1st!!!  My favorite month is finally here!  It's the most wonderful time of the year!  Halloween is only 30 days away and we are celebrating at KennyK Stamps' Club KennyK Facebook group!  

Join us for 4 mini challenges, prizes, coloring party, live coloring videos, and more!  Our first challenge begins today and I'm here to kick it off with a card featuring Foxy Mama!  I wanted to make her into a witch so I borrowed Spell Caster's hat and fussy cut both after coloring them with Copics.

Our theme this week is Sentiments!  I took the challenge even further and decided to create my own!  I am no graphic designer -yet - but I was pretty pleased with how they turned out!  I am sharing two of them with our fans over at Club KennyK so if you're not a member, come join us!

 Ok, back to my card!  I used a few of dies, of course...  The mat behind the image was made with Classic Ovals and Floral Ovals Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  I matted my sentiment with Fleur De Lis Squares Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  The crow is from also from Spellbinders, a set called Halloween Fence Scenes and Shapes Shapeabilities.   Wrought Iron Fence, Spider Web border, and Dress Form are all from La-La-Land Crafts.  The big Spider Web is by Cheery Lynn Designs.

A couple of flowers, a bling flourish, and a Tim Holtz broom are my finishing touches!  Come join us for some spooky fun all month long!  And the great news is if Halloween isn't your cup of pumpkin spice latte, you can enter with any KennyK Stamps creation as long as you follow the theme!  Happy crafting and have a fab-boo-lous day!


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Turning Seven

Hello!  Today is my son's 7th birthday!  Seven!  I can't even.  Since his birthday fell on a weekend this year I was able to host his party on his actual birthday.  We went to a local movie theater to see The Secret Life of Pets (SO cute, by the way)!  Since the release of Pokemon Go! the card game and related merchandise seems to be making a comeback.  Kayne has been into collecting the cards since Summer started so I thought that would be a fun birthday theme.  Well, let me tell you, I'm glad I shopped early because party stuff was not as easy to find as one might think!  And then there was the matter of his card....  Mayzy Art came to the rescue with this adorable Birthday Pikachu image!  One night on Facebook she happened to be doodling Pokemon characters and asked what people's favorites were.  I responded and before I knew it this cutie was emailed out as a freebie to her newsletter subscribers!  Big hearts, Mayzy!  Big hearts!

He is colored with Copics and cut and matted with Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders).  I made the Pokeball using them as well (except for the smallest little circle which is from a punch).  The arrow is from La-La-Land Crafts.  The Smart Phone and Fishtail Flags Stax Die-namics are from My Favorite Things.  I generated the sentiment on the compter and printed it out.  The photo corner (Cuttlebug) and heart (Whimsey Stamps) are also dies. 

The party was a success and my little guy declared this the best birthday ever!  Smiles for days!

Now momma is exhausted and off to bed!  Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful night!


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Club KennyK Challenge #17 - Anything Goes with a Twist: Favorite Holiday

Hello!  I am so excited to be sharing one of the new KennyK Stamps Halloween images with you today!  As many of you may know, Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday, and I love making cards and baking this time of year!  I sort of put in a request with Elena and KennyK that we needed a classic, sexy witch - KennyK style!  Never in my wildest dreams did I image the magic they would produce!  Meet Spell Caster!

This bewitching beauty comes as a set and you receive 4 separate images (the cat appears merged here but he is his own image)!  I chose to color the witch holding her wand at the ready!

She is colored with Copics and cut using the Classic Rectangles Nestabilities.  On her skirt I used my clear Wink of Stella pen to give it some sheer shimmer.  I loaded on the dies once again!  Here I've used Filigree Moon, Filigree Border, and Pumpkins (La-La-Land Crafts); Tim Holtz Star Cluster, Weathered Clock, Twigs, and Owl (Sizzix); and Labels Four (Spellbinders).  The witch's brew label is from a set called Wanda's Pantry (Waltzingmouse Stamps).  I added a bit of lace, a few flowers, a mini broom, a Halloween sticker (Michaels Recollections), and a Martha Stewart cat punch.

 I had so much fun making this card and I can't wait to color up and create with the other images in the release!  We have three other new images this release: Book of Spells, Bride of Frankie, and Chummy Mummy!  Visit the shop to check them out and come see us on Facebook at Club KennyK!  A new challenge starts today!  The theme is always Anything Goes with an optional twist!  No need to guess what that twist is this time, right?  Well, it's actually Favorite Holiday.  But in my mind it's HALLOWEEN!!!  The KennyK's Krafty Krew design team have created some gorgeous things so be sure to check them out!

I hope you enjoy the rest of your week!


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

More Awesome!

Hello!  Today I am posting a very special birthday message to the one, the only KennyK!!!  Please join us over at Club KennyK (the official KennyK Stamps Facebook group) as we celebrate his big day!  There is a contest with some fabulous prizes, but more importantly come leave Kenny some birthday love! 

The KennyK's Krafty Krew design team has whipped up some cards for Kenny.  You can see all of them over on Facebook, but here is a peek at mine.  I colored Party Time with my Copics and cut him using Classic Circles Nestabilities.  I loaded up on dies using Sunburst, Stitched Bracket Border, Flag Banner, Honeycomb, Palm Tree Island, and Tropical Wave (La-La-Land Crafts) as well as Geek Is Chic Glasses, Stitched Squares, and Reel Life (My Favorite Things Die-namics).  The sentiment is a Studio G Michael bargain bin find!

Kenny, along with his wife Elena, are the creative force behind the stamps we love so much!  Let's take a moment to wish him another amazing trip around the sun!

Make your own birthday creation using any KennyK Stamps image (digi or clear) and enter on Facebook for your chance to win a $25 gift voucher to the store!  Two other lucky winners will receive 3 digis of their choice!

Happy Birthday, KennyK!