12/30/14

Thinking of You {SS}

It's all about the Food and Drinks this week at Sweet Stamps.
Many of us seem to over indulge this time of year, but
a new year is almost here so why not take the rest of the week to enjoy?!
You can get serious in just a few days as we hit 2015....right?
I created a yummy thinking of you card for a special birthday girl. 
The French Oval Frame highlights the sweet cake just right. I snipped the oval
half and saved the other side for a future project....thrifty, eh?!
Rather than use a Happy Birthday sentiment I chose the fun 
I hope you enjoyed my calorie free card today.
Be sure to share your food and/or drink creations with us...you have all week!
I hope you have a happy, healthy New Year!
~Donna K


Challenges / Linky Parties

Sweet Stamps Supplies included in this design:

Other than Sweet Stamps Supplies:
Button/Brads : Unknown
Oval Die : Spellbinders
Embossing Folders : StampinUp



12/27/14

Holiday Gratitude {3GJ}

Happy Saturday after Christmas!
Today is my day to post on the 3GirlJAM blog!
You may not want to see anything Red, Green or Christmas right now, but I had to share 
this fun holiday thank you card I created for our dog groomer. 
She's a wonderful person and so sweet to our little Teddy.
I used Lemon-Lime from the LG bundle to make that big bow.
Here is our little man...I edited his hat on because he refused 
to sit still with a real one on.  Can you tell he's kinda mad at me?!

There are just a few more days to link up your Thank You/ Gratitude projects.
And...there is also a DESIGN TEAM CALL going on at 3GirlJAM for a few more days!

Thanks for letting me share today.
And thank you for a great year with 3GirlJAM.
As I say so long to my DT position I would like to thank Julie for her wonderful support!
I have enjoyed the products so much, but even more so...the friendships I've made.

Wishing you all a happy and blessed 2015!

~Donna K











12/23/14

Just Because {SS}

Today is my day to post on the 
Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog
and
This week we were challenged to create 
Anything But a Card
How fun, right?  
I mean....if you're like me you need a card break now and again.
So I created this very simple pillow box.
It has a wonderful vintage vibe and would be a perfect little just because gift.
I love how the Real Rust EP looks with the ivory paper and white lace. 
I hope you'll join our latest challenge and share your other than a card creations with us.
I won't be posting again until after Christmas so I'd like to take this 
opportunity to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas!
Thank you for your encouragement and support throughout the year.
~Donna K



Supplies included in this design:
May Arts : Twine
Unknown Pearls

12/19/14

Thanks {3GJ}

Hello and Happiest of Friday's to you!
I'm here to share a sweet and extremely simple thank you note.
Having these on hand can be a life saver at holiday time.
So...in my quest to use some of my long neglected stash I whipped up this card using
some goodies I've stored away for a while and some gorgeous 
I hope your to do list is not as long as mine...and that your weekend is fantastic!

Please share your Thank You/Gratitude creations with us this month at 3GirlJAM.
You can find that link up HERE

There is also a Design Team Call going on now at 3GirlJAM.
3GirlJAM
So.....If you'd love a sweet design team to be a part of you should apply.
It's a wonderful way to share your work, be encouraged and encourage others in the creative world! Find out about that HERE

And...since it is the season to give...Julie has offered a discount on your purchase.
Enter the code DB10 at the check out to receive 10% off your purchase.
see you soon....
~Donna K


12/16/14

Happy Winter {SS}

Hello and Happy Winter!
I know it's not "officially" winter....yet...but..
It is very cold and snowy in many parts of the country so
I wanted to share my pretty winter card with you.
The challenge at Sweet Stamps this week is 
Non Traditional Christmas Colors
I was going for that theme when I started thinking that...
is there such a thing any more?
I can't really answer that because I love all the colors of the season.
The blog world is full of so many beautiful colorful designs that it is
all just wonderful to me!
I hope you have a fantastic day today and I also hop that you'll 
scoot on over to the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog to join our challenge this week.
I'll list my supplies below for you!
Til next week...
Be sure to check out all of the Sweet Stamps links at the end of the post.



Challenges/Linky Parties I'm playing along with:

The Kraft Journal Challenge 202

Always Playing with Paper Challenge 21 Sketch and or Color



Sweet Stamps Supplies:

Other than Sweet Stamps Supplies:
Papers : unknown remnants/craft cardstock 
Teal Rafia : Target gift wrap
Stickers : Basic Gray
Clothes Pin : StampinUP



12/15/14

Peace On Earth


I have been trying my best to use some of the supplies and products
that have been waiting patiently to be opened over the past few years.
Isn't it sad to think that a person (that person being ME) 
sees something and HAS to have it...
only to let it sit.  Tsk, tsk...
SO...I've been trying to break that habit and get out those goodies and put them to good use.
This beautiful stamp set from Skipping Stones Design was one of those 
unopened treasures.  Sorry, there is no name on the packaging.
I love the sentiment as well but couldn't find a way to use it on the front of the card.
I hope you enjoy my card as much as I enjoyed opening this lovely stamp set!
Have a beautiful day today and use up some of your goodies that you've been "saving"
you'll be surprised at how great you feel afterward! 
~Donna K
You can find this card entered in the following challenges/linky parties:
The Pink Elephant #279 Photo Inspiration



12/12/14

Sweet Stamp Sweeties Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to the SweetStamps.com Sweeties Holiday Blog Hop!!
With the Holidays right around the corner we thought it would be fun to share some lovely Holiday inspiration with you!
You should have arrived here from Denise's blog!  If you haven't and would like to hop with us, please go back to the Sweet Stamps Blog to start at the beginning!
Be sure to leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!  We will randomly choose one winner from all the comments left!
On my my project(s)
We don't have much snow in Eastern North Carolina so I created my own
little bit of winter using some pretty jars, Piccolo Snowflake Accents and the 
Happy Christmas sentiment.
I thought this was a really fun gift idea for someone who loves the snow.
For my note card I used Nassau Blue shades ink spots 
and the Aztec Sun ATC stencil for the background.

Thanks for stopping by!  
Your next stop in the hop is Kendra's blog.
We hope you are inspired all along the way!  
Check out all of Sweet Stamps "sweet" goodies here!
Happy Hopping
and...
HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
~Donna K
Just in case you get turned around at any point here is the Hop Order:


12/9/14

From Our House to Yours {TT}


Today is Tuesday Throwdown Day!
Our challenge this week is

"Family Christmas"

Our sponsor this week is

The Stamping Boutique
I had so much fun with the 
Birds and Stocking digital stamp that
I created TWO cards.
They aren't all that complex but they sure were fun.
There is a large selection of digital, rubber and polymer stamps
by artist Tracey Malnofski at The Stamping Boutique.
Be sure to check out her shoppe and join us for the current challenge at 
Don't you just love these sweet little birdies?
And their stockings....so CUTE!
I used Copic pen to color my images and added some bling.
My second card is basically the same materials with just a few change ups.
I fussy cut the image and added Marvy Snow pen and Glossy accent for texture.
There is actually lots of glitter throughout these designs
from my Wink of Stella but it isn't showing well in my photos, sorry. 
I hope you enjoy how I've used these digis.
It's almost time to pop these in the mail!
Have a happy day today!
~Donna K

Challenges/Linky Parties:

Supplies included in this design:
Papers: StampinUp, Georgia Pacifit
Inks: Tim Holtz, Copic Pens, Wink of Stella, StampinUp
Twine: May Arts
Stones, Pearls, Bling: Recollections






Happy Christmas Sparkle {SS}

I'm here with some Sparkle today...sharing my project for the
Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog
I used the Ornate Ornament die with black and gold paper for the focal point of my card...
but I think that huge silver bow fits the description of sparkle too.
Thanks for letting me share today.  The Sparkle challenge runs all week. 

Have a great day!
Be sure to check out all of the Sweet Stamps links at the end of the post.




12/8/14

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas {3GJ}

Happy Monday!
It's my day on the blog at
I've been working on my holiday cards and tags like crazy
and here is a sample of some CAS items I came up with 
using the new silver cord from the 
I love black, white and pink together and I think that this simple design
and adorable sentiment makes for a BIG statement.

How are YOUR holiday cards and projects coming along?
Have you joined our challenge this month?
Have you been naughty...or NICE?!

Hope you have a great day and smile a LOT.
~Donna K

Supplies:
Papers : StampinUp, Georgia Pacific
Ink: Memento
Pearls : Recollections

12/5/14

Feliz Navidad {3GJ}

Happy Friday!
Today I'm up on the blog at 
3 Girl JAM
I have a few holiday cards to share with you that feature some of the new trim from the 
I am loving the tiny stripes on this red and green trim. 
I makes a perfect little bow and adds a nice 
touch to my country Christmas Cards.
My second card features the same ribbon to create a different style bow.
I think this trim is perfect for any festive project.
You can find the holiday bundle HERE
and if you decide to shop.
The code DB10 will provide you with a 10% discount.
Thanks for peeking in on me.
Don't forget our current challenge going on now.
Hope you have a great weekend and get those holiday cards in the mail soon!

~Donna K




Challenges/Linky Parties:


Supplies included in this design:
Paper: Home for the Holidays, Core donations, StampinUp
Inks: Craft White, StampinUp, Memento, Tim Holtz, Copic Pen
Pearls, Rhinestones, Button: Recollections
Burlap: Misc Remnant




12/4/14

Sharing is Caring

Sharing is Caring, right?
My crafty friend Chriss is taking a bit of a bloggy break...
Scrappin' with Chriss & Lou
but...because she loves to share she's having a little contest.
You can win these fab prizes....sweet, huh?!
I'd love it if you went and left her a message and some love on her blog!
Chriss has been a frequent visitor of my blog and 
such a sweet creative supporter... so I'd just like to return the love.

Thanks for stopping by today!
~Donna K

Here's what you do to win her prize:

1.  You must be a follower of her blog
2.  Please post this prize on your side bar
3.  Go to Scrappin with Chriss and Lou and leave her a comment.
4.  The winner's name will be drawn by Random.org on Monday, January 5, 2015

12/2/14

Christmas in Paris {SS}

It's Tuesday and it's my day to share on the Challenge Blog at
Our theme this week is 
Christmas Spirit
I've chosen to go with a Paris Postcard for my design.
I've never been to Paris...but it's nice to dream!
Thanks for stopping by today.

Can't wait to see YOUR creations!
Be sure to check out all of the Sweet Stamps links below.


Challenges/Linky Parties:
D.L.ART December Challenge : Anything Goes

The following supplies are available at Sweet Stamps.com:
Creative Corners  CC02
Paris Postcard AF6
Vintage Photo Ink
Red Pearls
Memento Ink
Holly Sprig Large 7033B
Wink of Stella Clear

Other than Sweet Stamps Products:
Papers: Tim Holtz, StampinUp
Sticker: K & Co
Twine: May Arts
Tim Holtz: Notebook Paper Die
Corrugated with white acrylic smudges

11/25/14

Happy Christmas {SS}

Today I'm on the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog
sharing with you an easy design
using the bordered sentiments technique.
I covered the sentiment area with a piece of painter's tape.
The stencil I used is called Stone Path.
I used distressed ink to shade the background.
One of my pennant die cut pieces served as my tree "template."
I used Glastique to adhere my buttons
and I topped off my little tree with a sweet bow from the 
That's it for me today...
You can find the complete list of supplies on the
Sweet Stamps Challenge blog.
Happy Tuesday 
AND

Be sure to check out all of the Sweet Stamps links at the end of the post.