Sweet Stamps Challenge #150 Something New

Happy New Year's Eve to you!
This week's challenge at SweetStamps.com is
My "something new" is this lovely Cutwork Bookmark Stamp and Sending Happy Thoughts Sentiment that I am featuring on this card I created for my younger sister's birthday.
They are new stamps to me so I thought they were appropriate!
I love the bright, bold colors of this card and I hope it makes her happy. 
I hope this coming year brings you many blessings and many opportunities to create and learn. Challenge your creative self this year, you'll be glad you did!
All the products used on this card are listed below.
Be sure to stop by and link up your "Something New" at SweetStamps.com this week!
You can find the information about this challenge HERE
See you next year!
~Donna K

Sweet Stamps Produtcs:
Other than Sweet Stamps Products:
Papers - StampinUP, Colorbok
Pearls - Recollections
Ribbons - Unknown Remnants
Adhesives - Scotch & StampinUp 3D Popups

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Just B Creative Crazy - January


Just So You Know

You'll be seeing my face around Linnie Blooms in the near future!
I'm proud as can be to be part of the January 2014 - April 2014 Design Team.
I just wanted to share my joy….'cause I'm super excited!
Thank you, Linda for trusting me with this opportunity!
At Linnie Blooms
You'll find a variety of wonderful Stitched Mixed Media Products like these
 all of the above!

Thanks for stopping by today and for letting me share my news.
Stay tuned for my first  DT post featuring Linnie Blooms!
'til next time
~Donna K


Love you to the Moon ~ And Back!

Happy Friday!
Love this saying…my mom says it quite often.  
I borrowed her "itty bitty" from Unity Stamp Company to make this card this morning.  
It's CAS and kinda sweet…don't you agree?
I figured I'd play along with 
Friends with Flair for the last time in 2013!
I love these kind of cards, easy to mail and they make such a bold statement.
Hope you have a happy day today…let someone know how much you love them!
'til next time..
~Donna K

Paper - Papertrey Ink
Inka Gold
Martha Stewart Felt Moon & Stars {big LOTS bargain, yahoo}
White embossing powder - StampinUp


Merry Christmas & A Sweet Stamp Challenge

Merry Christmas!!!
Today I'm sharing the last of my 2013 Christmas Cards.
This is a card I made for one of my two wonderful sisters.
There are 3 of us girls {and one outnumbered little brother} in my family. 
Care to guess who is the oldest?!
You'll find links for the wonderful SweetStamps products I used to create this card which will serve as a gift card holder just below.

I hope you'll stop by the SweetStamps.com challenge blog and join in on the Anything Goes challenge this week!
There is also an Easel Card challenge going on as well…. you can find that HERE
Enjoy your holiday and have a VERY MERRY Christmas!
'til next time…
~Donna K

Other Products:
Papers - My Mind's Eye
Marvy Snow Pen
Diamond Glaze

Challenges I've entered:


Cheers! It's Friday!

Cheers!  It's Friday…the last Friday before Christmas 2013!
Hope your Friday is a great one.
 You can find this card linked up at 
Peace, Love & CHEERS!
'til next time.
~Donna K

Paper : StampinUp
Bling : StampinUp, K&Co, Studio112
Chevron Ribbon : SparklySweet Craft Notions
Gold Ribbon : Recycled Holiday Wrap circa 2012 {grins}
Embossing Powder - StampinUp/Gold


Best Teacher / Hands Down

Hey!! How many days 'til Christmas?!  
Just kidding…
I don't need ANY reminding and I'm sure you don't either!
This is a cute little gift that I put together with some inspiration from good 'Ole Pinterest!
If you search Gift Tags you will find TONS of ideas like this one. 
I used some brightly colored holiday papers and printed this clever saying and hand print leaving enough room for a to/from note on the bottom.  I love how the twine brings it all together.  I just threaded a button through each end for some added umpfh!  A cute and thoughtful gift.  Thanks for the nudge, JoDee!
I hope your holiday gifts are coming together nicely….feel free to snag this idea and share away!
Products used on this tag listed below.
Merry Christmas!
~Donna K

Papers - StampinUP
Buttons - Unknown Vintage



Sweet Stamps Challenge - Glitter

Hello…Hope you're having a Terrific Tuesday?!
Today begins a new challenge at SweetStamps.com
The challenge this week is…. GLITTER !
Now…normally I avoid using glitter. Don't get me wrong.  I love sparkle and shine, I'm just not a fan of  cleaning up the sparkle and shine!
So for this challenge I was super careful…and it didn't matter…I was covered in sparkles and so is my work space.
I created two gift tags with two types of glittered effects.
The red card is stamped and then I sprayed it with adhesive and sprinkled the entire piece in glitter.
The blue card is stamped, then I added stickles and then I sprinkled glitter on top of that.
I threaded white satin ribbon through the layers and I think the overall effect is quite lovely.
I hope you enjoyed your stop today.
Be sure to head back to SweetStamps.com to see the rest of the Design Team creations and link up your own glittered design!
'til next time..
~Donna K

Challenges I'd like to Join:

Sweet Stamps Products:

Other than Sweet Stamps Products:
Papers - StampinUp
Ribbon- Celebrate it
Adhesive Spray-Elmer's
Glitter - Hero Arts


Holiday Candy Jar - Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party

This starts the second week of the Craft It Up and Link It Up Party at 
The theme is 
Our wonderful sponsors for this linky party are KaDoodle Bug Designs & CardZ TV
Christmas is just a few days away and I'm not quite ready.
I still have some shopping, baking and…of course...wrapping gifts to do but in the mean time I'll just share this card with you.
This jar reminds me of just how simple and cute a little gift like a jar of candy can be.
My mom inspired me to create this card. She just loves this jar stamp and has made several lovely cards with it so I had to give it a try.
I layered and fussy cut and aged the edges then added some snippets of ribbon and jute string remnants and tied them up with a cute fabric button at the center of the torn paper.
I hope you've enjoyed stopping by today and I surely hope that you are well on your way to celebrating a lovely holiday with your loved ones!
Stop by and see what the CDD team has in store for you and be SURE to link up your Christmas projects too!
Happy Christmas!
~Donna K

Supplies involved in this project:
Papers - StampinUp, K&Co
Stamps - Hero Arts, Inkadinkadoo
Inks - Memento, Tim Holtz, Copic Pen
Jute String - Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions
Rhinestones & Pearls - Recollections

Challenges / Linky Parties I'd like to participate in:


Craftin Desert Diva's Holly Jolly Christmas Blog Hop December 15

Welcome to Craftin Desert Diva's Holly Jolly Christmas Blog Hop!!

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I'm so happy that you could join us today! If this is the first time that you have hopped with us, you won't be disappointed. This is the Craftin Desert Divas design team's first hop and I have to say my design teammates are all amazingly talented.

This is Day 2 of the Holly Jolly Christmas Blog Hop! You will not only get some inspiration, but you could win GREAT prizes, too!! You must FOLLOW and COMMENT on all of the stops both days to have chance to win.

Here are our wonderful sponsors for this hop…
For day two of the hop each blog will be offering a prize from one of the sponsors listed above!!! You must visit each stop both days to be eligible to win.  Winners will be announced on Dec 18. The entire winning list will be posted on  Craftin Desert Diva's website.

My sponsor for today is….
Lettering Delights

Here is my card....
Like Mittens in Winter You Warm My Heart.
{supplies for this card listed below}

From here you visit the super talented Robin.
If you get turned around at any time on the hop, just head back to 
Craftin Desert Diva's for the line up of all the stops.  

Thanks for joining with us.  I hope you are inspired and that your holidays are so very happy!
'til next time.
~Donna K

Supplies included in this project:
Papers-PapertreyInk, StampinUp, MyMindsEye
Inks-TimHoltz, SweetStamps, CopicPen
Ribbons/Twines - StampinUp, SparklySweetCraftNotions, 3GirlJAM, Recollections
Metallics - WeAreMemoryKeepers
Dies - Spellbinders

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

Sweet Stamps Monthly Technique Challenge - Easel Cards

Hello and Happy Sunday!

The monthly challenges will focus on techniques and will run from the 15th of the current month to the 14th of the next month.
The challenge is EASEL CARD and you can link up your designs HERE.
Easel cards are so nice because they are perfect for displaying. I'm thinking this card would look great on a desk top or mantle. I will give you the complete list of supplies used on this card below.

Thank you for stopping by today and Good luck with the challenge!
'til next time...Happy Winter
~Donna K

Sweet Stamps Supplies:

Supplies Other than Sweet Stamps:

Papers - StampinUp
Doily & Buttons - Unknown
Ribbon - Recollections
Pearls - Recollections
Embossing Folder - StampinUp
Punch - StampinUp

Challenges I'd like to enter:


'Tis the Season Blog Hop - Pinque Peacock

Welcome to Pinque Peacock’s
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We hope you will enjoy your time as you hop and that you feel
inspired to create after visiting the Talented Pinquettes' Blogs!
This hop will showcase projects that have been created using some of the
NEW Holiday Inspired Products from Pinque Peacock.

We are thrilled to have you joining us this month!

This release is showcasing some NEW products as well as some products that have been available in the shop for a while. This is a great way to see the Pinque Peacock Products in action and to get your creative imaginations in "Full Speed Ahead" mode!
Our DECEMBER Release will focus on the themes:
.....The Holidays are Upon Us.....
*~* Winter *~*
A wide array of products were created to be able to share
the projects you will see over the course
of this Blog Hop weekend.

All New Products will be added to the SHOP
for you to Purchase and to start creating your very own
Holiday Celebration Masterpieces!!!
I created three cards for this fun occasion. I hope you enjoy them!
I created a pop up gift card holder with the layered beauty as a focal point.
I was going for a guy card…hope it's not too girly?
Next, I put together a corrugated card with an unusual shape of 2.25" X 5.5".
I think the textures and that large button are a nice contrast with my small card.
Last…but not least...I made this Christmas card with tattered edges and layers with a gorgeous stick pin that can be removed to use for a sweet pin on your holiday sweater or to add to your memory book. 
I'd love it if you told me which card was your favorite before you move on to the next stop.
Here is a Glimpse at some of the things
you will see incorporated into
the Pinquettes' Artwork:
Festive Christmas Mix
Small Fabric Covered Buttons

Wintery Blues
Beaded Stick Pins

 Christmas Reds and Greens
Beaded Stick Pins

Celebrate the New Year
Beautiful Beaded and Pearl Stick Pins

Large Fabric Covered Buttons
in an array of Festive Colors


Are you Ready to See these products IN ACTION?
After hopping, be sure to visit the Pinque Peacock Shop on FB to
order these items (and many others) to use on your very own projects!

!!!!Now, let's talk about the
One winner, who has hopped all 3 days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) of our Pinque Peacock DECEMBER Product Release and followed the RULES BELOW will win


Here is How*:

1 – Hop to ALL of the stops over the course of the 3 Day Hop and comment at each Pinquette Blog (Lineup for all 3 Days is below)
2 – Follow the Pinque Peacock Blog and Facebook Page/Shop
3 – Follow EACH of the Pinquettes’ Personal Blogs who are participating as Hop Stops this weekend.
4 - COMMENT at the Facebook Page telling us what you liked most about the 3 Day Hop

*You MUST do ALL of the steps above
to be included in the random drawing for the prize.
We would hate for you to lose out on winning just because you didn't follow these easy rules :(

The Hop will remain open until Wednesday, DECEMBER 18th, at 8:00 a.m. EST.
The random drawing will be held sometime during the week that follows and announced by Wednesday, DECEMBER 25th.

Now, if you find yourself Hopping off the Path on any of the three days, you can use this Lineup to get back on the Right Track . . .

DAY 1 (12/13/13):
Pinque Peacock
DAY 2 (12/14/13):
DAY 3 (12/15/13):
Thank You for hopping along and we hope you have Loads of Fun!
Peacock Love
Crafty Hugs
~ Jessica, The Quirky Queen
Stamps & Other than Pinque Peacock Products Used In My Projects:
Unity Stamp Co, PaperTreyInk, MyFavorite Things
Ribbons & Strings:
Recollections, 3GirlJAM, Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions
Inks: Tim Holtz, Memento, StampinUp
Papers: StampinUp, Recollections, Basic Grey, Graphic45