3/29/14

All Things Spring Blog Hop with 3 Girl JAM

3 Girl Jam All Things Spring Blog Hop
Happy Saturday! 
Today is a GREAT day….it's HOP day!
If you've just landed on my blog "because" I'm glad you're here.
And…if you're hopping you should have arrived here 
from the super sweet and talented Jessica at Jessica's Craft Shaque
If you're turned around just head on back to 3 Girl JAM 
and grab the entire line up right there.   
The DT has put together some amazing Spring projects with the LG Bundle and 
I don't want you to miss a thing.
I don't know about you but I am READY for Spring to arrive..
and to STAY!  
We keep getting teased here in NC and I'm over it.
I think my sweet little gray tulip bunny is ready for Spring too.
{{You'll be seeing more of this guy….he's such a cutie!}}
I thought he looks dashing beside that wonderful Grey/Gray crinkle ribbon.
You can see a bit of the Lemon Lime ribbon in the corner there. 
I think either color would have been sweet with my card, but…I'm a gray/grey girl!
Ok, that's it for me today!
I hope you are feeling springy..or hoppy or both!
Head on back to 3 Girl JAM to finish up
and….
Our theme for the next month is:
All Things SPRING.
Make sure to check out the 3 Girl JAM Blog for your chance to win some awesome blog candy. Oh…and don't forget to read through the Challenge Rules and link up your own project on the Challenge Blog for a chance to win another fabulous prize.

~Donna K

Supplies:
Copic, Memento, StampinUp : Inks
Stickles 
K & Co Amy Butler : Paper


   

   





3/28/14

time to gather the peeps

Hey!  Happy Friday!
I'm here to share a fun card that I almost "pitched" 
… glad I didn't because after I added a few little items I really kinda like it now.
Funny how that happens, huh?

I am sharing my DT project over on the 3 Girl JAM blog today…
the theme for our challenge this month is
so you'll see a bit of each mixed in with my funny peeps.
I used 3 Girl JAM Harvest Orange crinkle ribbon and you can find that right HERE
When you order use the code DB10 for your 10% off 
on your 3GirlJAM total..sweet deal, right?!
The sentiment is from a Unity Stamp Company Grab Bag
The "peeps" are circle and oval punches, folded and feathered.
I don't do well with EYES so I just added the teeny pearls 
in hopes of preventing a disastrous crazy eye on each peeper.  
So…before you go…
make a note
The "All Things Spring" blog hop 
with 3 Girl JAM is
Tomorrow…so join us!

Have a happy weekend!
~Donna K

Challenges:

Supplies:
Ribbon : 3 Girl JAM 
Papers : Georgia Pacific, Crate Paper, Bazzil
Stamp : Unity Stamp Company
Ink : Memento Tuxedo Black
Sequins : Creatology
Pearls : Recollections 
Feathers : Creatology











3/25/14

Wonderful Mom Swirls Challenge 162 [SS]


Happy Tuesday, friends!
You know Tuesdays are always fun for me because
I get to share a new Sweet Stamps challenge with you.
This week the theme is 
SWIRLS
So…I swirled this card right up and added some bits of bling and string.
I tried molding paste for the first time on the large swirls…
I was hoping it would have held the inks better, but it still gave the card some dimension.
Check out Roxie's fab card over on Paper Scaper using 
Molding Paste…she always shares the best creations and tips on her blog.
Please drop by the SweetStamps.com weekly challenge blog to share your creation.
You could win a $20 shopping spree for goodies at SweetStamps.com's online store just by playing along in our challenge! 
Click here for our Challenge Rules.
For the current monthly challenge click HERE.
Thank you for taking time out to stop by and say hello!
'til  next time
~Donna K


SweetStamp.com Products Used:
Other Products Used in this Design:
Papers : StampinUp
Golden Artist Color Molding Paste
Ink : StampinUp
Pearls : Recollections
Ribbon : 3 Girl JAM London Blue
String : Sparkly Sweet Craft Notion
Metal Embellishment : costume jewelry remnant : unknown

3/22/14

Imagine Dream Fly Linnie Blooms Canvas Wall Art

Good Morning!
I'm so pleased to share my little piece of
Wall Art with you today.
I used a Linnie Blooms "long blank" canvas and actually cut it in half.
I tend to work better on smaller spaces…maybe that's why I enjoy cards 
so much more than a larger scrapbook page?
I just had myself a little canvas, paper and lace party on this 
ready to decorate blank canvas piece.
across the center for a bit of drama in that area. 
LOVE the sweet canvas butterfly on this…
I've used these on cards but I think this is my favorite.
AND…
I just HAD to show you this awesome display piece…
do you love this decorative hanger as much as I do?! 
I hope you enjoyed stopping by today.
Scroll down just a bit for the complete list of supplies that I used on this piece.
 Linnie Blooms supplies along with the entire online catalog HERE
AND….
If you didn't come from the Linnie Blooms blog…sneak on over there and browse.
You'll be so inspired by Linda and her talented team of artists.
Have a great day today!!
~Donna K

Inks: Memento Black, Studio G, Colored Pencils (StampinUP)
Papers & Embellishments : DCWV Mat Stack Vintage Collector
Lace Ribbon : 3 Girl JAM
Chevron Ribbon, Jute String : Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions



3/21/14

Glasses of Wine - Friends with Flair

Happy Friday!
"Age and Glasses of Wine 
Should NEVER be Counted" ~ Italian Proverb
I think this is a sweet and fun sentiment, it is from the Marlow Itty Bitty by Tracey Malnofski
and matches up pretty darn well with the Let's Get Sip Faced bottles, don't you think?
Can you tell I LOVE these sets?…been using them like crazy this spring. 
I thought this would be a fun entry to 
this week.  

Thanks for stopping by!

~Donna K

Supplies:
Papers : StampinUp, Echo Park
Inks : Memento, Copic, Colored Pencil
Jute String : Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions
Sequins : Creatology

3/18/14

Wising You a Wonderful Day [SS]

Hello…Hello!
You know what Tuesday means, right?
A brand new challenge on the SweetStamps.com Blog.
Our theme this week is everyone's favorite
ANYTHING GOES

I chose to make a bright and happy card for today's post 
using light pink paper & ribbon, Copic pens 
along with a gold matte to coordinate with my gold heat embossed butterfly.
{Why is it that I cannot get a decent photo when I want a certain accent to shine?!}
I tried a few angles, but not much luck…you get the idea though, right?
How do you like that sweet butterfly charm?
I added gold ep using Piccolo adhesive to achieve the same effect as the large
butterfly stamp I used….I'm very pleased with the turn out.
I hope that my card will make someone's day wonderful.
Please drop by the SweetStamps.com weekly challenge blog to share your creation.
You could win a $20 shopping spree for goodies at SweetStamps.com's online store just by playing along in our challenge! 
Click here for our Challenge Rules.
For the current monthly challenge click HERE.
Thank you for taking time out to stop by and say hello!
'til  next time
~Donna K

Entering this card in the following challenges/Parties:



SweetStamp.com Products Used:


Other Products involved in this design:
Papers : StampinUp, Georgia Pacific
VersaMark
Gold EP : StampinUp
Ribbon : 3 Girl JAM
Jute String : Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions
Ink : Copper Colorbox

3/15/14

Beautiful Spring Card [Sweet Stamps Monthly Challenge]

Hello Sweet Friends!
Today I'm sharing a "beautiful Spring" card with you.
Inking Stamps with Markers  
is the new technique challenge theme at
I will be honest with you…I have only tried this a few times.
{See one of my other attempts at inking with markers HERE}
But…it's fun and easy and gives your stamps a totally different look.
I think my stamps have a water color appearance. 
So try it out…ink up your stamps and share your designs with us!
Thanks for stopping by today..
I hope it feels like spring where you are!
~Donna K

I used these wonderful SweetStamps.com products:




These other lovely products were used in this design:
Papers : StampinUp, Georgia Pacific
Die : Spellbinders Lacy Squares
Inks : StampinUp Stampin Write Markers
Ribbon : Celebrate It
Sticker : Tim Holtz

3/14/14

Friends with Flair


It's Friday…so when I can play along, I do!
I kinda feel like this nautical Itty Bitty called Celebrate
goes perfectly with these pretty papers…what do you think?
{I wish I had purchased two of these packs.}
I'm also thinking I shouldn't have shaded the sail with color, 
but oh well…right? 
Have a FABULOUS weekend!
~Donna K

Supplies:
Papers : PapertreyInk, 
Glitz {Uncharted Waters - Traci Smith}
Ink : Tim Holtz
Embossing Powder : StampinUp
Paperclip : Tim Holtz
Colored Pencils : StampinUp
Stamp : Celebrate - Unity Stamp Company


Yellow Green and Orange with 3 Girl JAM

Hello and Happy Friday!
I'm excited to be up on the 3 Girl JAM blog today sharing some
Yellow, Green & Orange inspiration.
I get such a kick out of St. Patty's Day projects…I think it's the whole "lucky" theme.
Soooo…..I came up with a "bouquet" of Shamrock Balloons and featured 
a big 'ole Sunflower crinkly bow tying those "Twisted Lime"
Trendy Twine balloon strings together with my lucky sentiment strip.
OH... yes…I had to use my bow maker to get the double bow appearance here.
{I'm not ashamed to admit I need help I'm the bow making department!}
Then….since I was feeling froggy I decided to jump and make another card to share.
I needed a birthday card for our little blonde nephew who celebrates this month.
Jake is a cutie, huh?!  He's a Paper Sweeties Sweet Cuts bundle kind of fella.
The lime green paper and goes PERFECTLY with the new 
Lemon-Lime ribbon  from 3 Girl JAM …
I also added a Harvest Orange banner behind my 
faux paper button and Linnie Blooms Canvas Shape to help it stand out.

You can pick up your ribbons or other 3GirlJAM products 
and get a sweet little discount by using the code DB10 when you check out.
Pretty cool that Julie is so generous, eh?!
You also should link up your own 
Yellow, Green and Orange Creations 
for our March Challenge and you can do that by
visiting the 3 Girl JAM Challenge Blog Here.

Have a fab day today…
~Donna K

I'm entering my projects in the following challenges:

Supplies not listed above:
 Jake Sweet Cut Bundle / Paper Sweeties
You're a Superstar Stamp Set / Paper Sweeties
Papers / Colorbok, StampinUp, Georgia Pacific
Inks : StampinUp, Memento, Copic Pen
Shamrock Die / Sizzix
Buttons / unknown 
Lucky Sticker / Reminisce
Canvas Shape / Linnie Blooms




3/11/14

Lucky Leprechaun

Sweet Stamps . com 
Happy Tuesday!
Today begins a new weekly challenge at SweetStamps.com
our theme this week is 
LUCKY
I think my little leprechaun is pretty lucky even though he's 
obviously missing someone and may…. 
perhaps….. be drowning his sorrows in his beer!  
Please drop by the SweetStamps.com weekly challenge blog to share your creation.
You could be LUCKY enough win a $20 shopping spree for goodies at SweetStamps.com's online store just by playing along in our challenge! 
Click here for our Challenge Rules.
For the current monthly challenge click HERE.
Thank you for taking time out to stop by and say hello!
'til  next time
~Donna K


Sharing this card in the following parties/challenges:
Yellow, Green and Orange with Ribbon Challenge at 3 Girl JAM
Inspiration Challenge at The Pink Elephant
Just Because Linky Party at Just B Creative Crazy

#62 Anything Goes/Optional Twist Use an Irish Blessing,Saying or Quote at 613 Avenue Create

Challenge 162 Make it Green at Kraft Journal 


SweetStamp.com Products Used:



Other than SweetStamps Products:
Papers : StampinUp, Provocraft, PapertreyInk
Jute Ribbon : 3 Girl JAM
Snow Marker (beer foam) : Marvy
Rhinestones : Recollections



3/10/14

I feel like a winner - Growing In Unity

Thanks to each of you who stopped by to leave me some love during my
I read and appreciate each wonderful, kind comment!
You really know how to make a girl feel awesome, thank you. 
Before I let you see the winner I'm making you see one more card!
'cause I am sneaky like that...
This is a card I created using some of my VERY favorite products.  
Lace and crinkle ribbon from 3GirlJAM
Jute String from Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions,  
Beaded stick pin from Pinque Peacock 
and of course…the stamps are from Unity Stamp Company.  
Donna Downey's " A Certain Darkness" is a lovely, encouraging sentiment 
and those cool stars are heat embossed in black and they from 

Now on to the good stuff….
I used Random . org to come up with the winner of 
TWO  Itty Bittys from Unity Stamp Company:


From Day 3

Comment #10

Terri Burson


Terri…Please drop me a note with your mailing address and two 
stamp choices so I can forward on your information.
(donnabaes@hotmail.com)

How cool is it that Unity Stamp Company does this for us?!
Very…


Now…for those of you who hopped along with us on Friday for 
be sure to scoot over there tomorrow as she announces the winners of all of THOSE amazing gifts..

Ok…I'm off!
Have a great rest of the week!
~Donna K