Thursday, April 17, 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks-Day One

Welcome to day ONE of our APRIL Kraftin' Kimmie Previews!!! Today we are excited to share a supah cute new set featuring Lulu, Lexi and Lucas! It's by artist Cheryl Alger and will help us welcome spring! We are sharing samples today featuring.......RAINY DAY FUN!!



For my card today, I paired the Rainy Day Fun set with my MME Collectable "Notable" paper pad. I used Orange Fizz, Sour Apple, Blu Raspberry, and Smooth White cardstock, and buttons in the same color, from My Favorite Things. My background was created using the MFT Circle Stax Die-namics, and I used the Cloud Die-namics to make some cute little clouds for this one. To finish, I used brads, a spiral clip, and some MFT ribbon.

All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you, so be sure to hop over to each of them! And while you're there, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away one of the new sets and YOU could WIN!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday morning!}

Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE fun new stamps we have to share with you! And ALL the new APRIL stamps will be available on Saturday morning at the KKStamps Shop!!
Happy hoppin'!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Krafty Tips and Tutes!!

It is my week to do the Krafty Tips and Tutes over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Blog, so I wanted to show you one of the things I get asked the most....how do you get your layers so perfect?!!


I start by cutting my first layer to exactly the size I want it to be. For this tutorial, I started with a 3x4 panel(initial size of panel depends upon what you are layering, but for this tutorial, consider the yellow my "image" or starting panel).


To get my first layer, I cut my next layer at exactly 1/8th of an inch bigger than my first panel. So for this panel, I will be cutting the width to 3 1/8th.


I repeat that process for the length, so for my 4in panel, I cut my first layer at 4 1/8th inches.


If you chose to do another layer, and we all KNOW how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE my layers. I repeat the same process, and cut the next layer exactly an 1/8th bigger than my LAST layer. So for this layer, I will be cutting the width to 3 1/4inches. 


I repeat that process for the length, so my length will be 4 1/4 inches.


The most important step of this ENTIRE process is to be sure to carefully lay out your layers BEFORE you glue them down. Make sure they line up properly, because we all know that cutters can be different, and difficult at times. If they line up, go ahead and carefully glue them down.

Well, I hope that answered some questions, and if you have any more, feel free to email me at Jessi96@yahoo.com!! 

Thanks for stoppng by, and have a Krafty Day!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sweet Sneak Peeks-Day Four!!

Welcome back to our fourth and final day of Sweet Sneak Peeks!! I have had so much fun with the new sets this month, and look forward to playing along with them for the rest of the month!!

All the new sets will be available for purchase in the SugarPea Designs Shoppe on Thursday, April 10th at 9:00 PM EST!  Please join us on the SugarPea Designs FaceBook page for a FUN Release Chat party on Thursday, April 10th from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST.  We will be announcing our blog hop winners and giving away the ENTIRE APRIL RELEASE to one lucky participant.


Today, we have our fourth and final set, Totes Ma Goats!! It makes me snort just thinking of it...lol.


For my card today, I used the smaller goat image, and the single can, from Totes Ma Goats. I stamped them on X-Press It blending card, and then colored them with my Copics. He was cut out with the MFT Circle Stax Die-namics, and then layered with the Open Scalloped Doily Duo Die-namics in Hot Fudge. I used Jellybean Green and Orange Fizz cardstock on my card, as well as Smooth White. My paper is from a Simple Stories paper pad. To finish my card, I embellished with brads, a spiral clip, and some hemp cord from MFT.

Well, that is it for me for now!! Be sure to check out the other designers and their fabulous work!! Have a SWEET day!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sweet Sneak Peeks-Day Three

Here we are on day three of Sweet Sneak Peeks from SugarPea Designs, and we have another super cute set for you!! I hope you have been hopping along and commenting...I hear there might be prizes. :)  Definitely be sure to check out all the other designers hard, amazing work, and be sure to leave some comments along the way!! Our fourth day of peeks is tomorrow, so only one more set left after today...and it's a MUST see, too!


Tonight, we have a new set called Hat's Off To You...just in time for graduation!!


For my card today, I paired my girl from Hat's Off To You with some Echo Park Times and Seasons paper. SHe was colored with Copics, and then layered with Brick Red, Jellybean Green, and Nighshift Blue from MFT. I embellished with some Kraft grosgrain from MFT, spiral clips, and brads from Michael's. To finish, I added buttons from MFT in Brick Red, Jellybean Green, and Nightshift Blue, and then used them to accent my sentiment.

Well, that is it for me for now!! Be sure to check out the other designers and their fabulous work!! Have a SWEET day!!


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sweet Sneak Peeks- Day Two

Here we are on day two of Sweet Sneak Peeks, and today's set is SUPER DUPER cute!! Thank you to all the SugarPea Designs fans for such a warm welcome, you all rock!!


Today's peek is of the new set, Don't Be Koi....it's so punny!


For my card today, I paired this super cute set with the Hello Summer paper pad from Echo Park. My cardstock colors are Orange Fizz and Sweet Tooth from MFT. To embellish, I used some Michael's brads, and a couple of spiral clips. My flags were cut out with the MFT Fishtail Flags Stax Die-namics. 

Well, that is it for me for now!! Be sure to check out the other designers and their fabulous work!! Have a SWEET day!!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Let the Sweet Sneak Peeks Begin!!

As I said yesterday, I am guest designing for Sugar Pea Designs this month, and today is our FIRST day of Sweet Sneak Peeks!! 


Today, we have the SUPER cute new My Hero set!!


For my card today, I paired the super cute super hero from the My Hero set with some Echo Park For The Record paper pad. I used Black Licorice cardstock and buttons, as well as Lemon Drop and Orange Fizz cardstock. My brads are from Michael's, and I used a spiral clip as well. 

Well, that is it for me for now!! Be sure to check out the other designers and their fabulous work!! Have a SWEET day!!