Saturday, December 3, 2011

{KKS107} Exciting News!

Hi there friends!!! I am soooooo excited about my post today! I am one of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps newest Krafty Girls!!!! I can hardly believe it! I have been in love with KKS images (Hi Annie Rodrigue. It's Jenny, your longtime stalker, reporting from the couch in my living room;) since I started this whole blogging  adventure!
At first I was just a 'collector' and lacked the cajones to colour up the beautiful and detailed images. Then one day I finally took the plunge! I credit my long time Krafty Girl idol, Michele, for inspiring me to get my KKStamps inky:):) And wouldn't you know it, she actually commented on that card!! Be still my heart;) Then came a few guest stints, which nearly caused me to have a coronary when I was picked! And now an official member of the team and my own fancy watermark (courtesy of the fabulous Krafty Girl Nicole!)!!!! Someone PINCH me!
So now that I've yapped your ear off, here is my very first 'official' Kraftin' Kimmie challenge card! Our hostess this week is Diana, and she is challenging us to use heat or dry embossing! I actually hate heat embossing (I think I've ranted about that before;), so I chose to dry emboss! It's one of my favorite techniques and does so much for a card. Card boring? Dry emboss. Voila! Embossing does for a card, what makeup does for a face!!
 
This is Noelle! Isn't she purdy?;) She looks like she couldn be Cindy-Lou Hoo's cousin or something, with that festive dress and candy canes in her hair! I coloured her with Copics, added tiny rhinestones to her dress buttons (TE). An open bracket border die (MFT), accented with larger rhinestones, was adhered along the bottom portion of the card. I anchored the sentiment flag with a SU seam binding bow topped with a button and brown hemp twine. My brand new Sizzix embossing folder was used for my dry embossing bit! The paper is lovely and it's by Little Yellow Bicycle...I think I need more of it too! Another 12x12 with small patterns, perfect for cardmaking!


Thanks so much for stopping by, and see the KKS blog for more inspiration and details on how you can play along and win some KKS stamps!!

10 comments:

Kimberly said...

Oh my i love this card from top to bottom...you are so right dry embossing gives cards life. You colored the image perfectly, love the design and all the extra details are awesome...tfs
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Amanda R said...

Great card Jenny and I definitely have to see if I can find that embossing folder, it is sooo pretty!

Kerri said...

CONGRATULATIONS and so well deserved my friend! You rock these stamps and your card today is no exception. I just love that image and your coloring and your fab embossing! So many awesome details!

Nana Diana said...

Hi Jenny, your card is fantastic, I just love it. You have done an amazing job with Noelle, she looks stunning. Great layout and the bow with the button and twine looks terrific. So glad to have you with us, you are a great asset to the team.

Alice Wertz said...

this is so pretty and festive, Jenny! beautiful card!

Angel said...

wow, congrats and so deserving! GORGEOUS card! glad you got the cajones to color these darling images, lol!

Tracey said...

What a gorgeous holiday card! I love the traditional colours!

...just Barbara said...

What a wonderful holiday card and such a fun layout! I love all the diecuts you've used and a beautiful traditional color scheme! :D

Sharon Caudle said...

Well first....WHOOT WHOOT!!! CONGRATS on your new DT assignment! It's very well deserved! Your card is gorgeous and love how you've colored her! Fabulous design and details!
hugs, Sharon

Michele Boyer said...

You are so cute! I'm tickled by your excitement! We're just as excited to have you stamping with us...because you know, you really ARE amazing (and sweet)! Hugs! :)

Btw...this is BEAUTIFUL! LOVE your coloring (and KK watermark). ;)