Bye Bye 2016.. it’s been…interesting!

I think this card pretty much says it all… what a year that was.

The image is Olympic Runner from KennyK Stamps, colored with Chameleon Pens on Canson Mix Media. The background is inked out with Tim Holtz Distress ink and it was mounted on a glam gold glitter card.

A quick,fun New Year card for anyone who  just wanted to get as far away from 2016 as possible, as fast as possible.

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

This card is part of our current Crafty Awesomeness Challenge, which is sponsored by KennyK for the month of January.  Please come on over and join in… details at the top of the page.

Bugaboostamps, Freebie, coupons and new Release deals…

ok… let’s dive right in .. grab your Friday Freebie, this week it is this adorable  reindeer. Christmas may be over, but we all know crafters who start making cards for next year…and winter isn’t over yet, so all you winter babies..  these can still be used for Birthday cards etc.
This is also your last chance to grab your 50% off   deal.. it ends December 31st!!

..and of course there are always the fab 50% off New Release Stamps.  New Releases are half price until the following  Tuesday.

and as if you needed any more reasons to grab your stamps..

We have a new Bugaboo Stamps Prize Challenge starting on the Blog in January, so grab your stamps and get busy… this is in addition to the regular anything goes “Crafty Awesomeness Challenge”, but will be for  projects using Bugaboo Stamps, it will be monthly… 15th of each month so mark your calendars.

Bugaboo Stamps Friday Freebie & Christmas Sale info

Haha ..if Stella was an animal….THIS would be Stella  LOL. I love this crabby Kitty, it reminds me of my old girl Roxxy… damned but she is the grumpiest cat I have ever owned .. lol.  this is the new Friday Freebie over at Bugaboo Stamps… grabbed mine as soon as I saw it.

bug_crabbycatxmasIf you like Crabby Kitties, check out the other Crabby Cat stamps while you are there.. perfect timing to grab up some stamps with this fab 50% sale going on too. Here’s a peek at a couple more of the  Crabby Cat line.

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bug_xmassale..and here’s another piece of news for all you Bugaboo Stamp fans…. starting in January, there will be a NEW monthly challenge on the blog JUST for Bugaboo Stamp Projects.  So if you love your Bugaboo Stamps and you want to show off your projects and get  a chance to win even MORE Bugaboo Stamps.  Be sure to Subscribe to the blog, or add me or follow me on twitter, google+ or Facebook so you don’t miss this new Challenge announcement.
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I am happy to say I have my lovely ladies from the Crafty Awesomeness Challenge NanaDonna and DeeVee joining me again as DT…..AND

….. we have a new DT member.  She’s not new to us…. just new to the DT team, our  long time friend and Message Board cohort.. Merrie Jones will be joining the Bugaboo Challenge Team ..WOO HOOO.

So ladies and gents.. grab your Freebies and let’s get ready to fill 2017 with some fab Bugaboo Stamps Projects.

Are you ready for a new Cricut Mystery Box..or TWO !!!

The December Mystery Box is available…. and you can grab yours now as part of the Cricut 12 days of Christmas promotion.  I say Box..  what I really mean is BOXES! Oh Canada…. Oh Canada,… you get your own special  12 Days of December Mystery Box this month.

…. make sure you order the right one!!!

There is apparently a Canadian and a US version available and the difference appears to be in the cartridges.. licensing and all that fun stuff I guess.  From what I can tell  .. all you gals and guys that love foil and glam are gonna love this  new mystery box..LOOK AT THAT ARV  $154.89

Both versions appear to come with 9 rolls of adhesive foil and 2 cartridges… the US one supposedly has one cartridge that is not available in Cricut Access… and Canada get two unavailable  in access cartridges.   Although this may vary ??

“The December Mystery box is full of festive supplies and captivating cartridges.”

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I know we have a lot of new Cricut owners after the fab Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales who you may not know about the Mystery Boxes yet.  Congratulations on your new machines  .. now be prepared to grab some goodies to go with it.  Every month Cricut release a Mystery Box..and  it is exactly  that…. a mystery.  Well it is till yours arrives, or someone tells you what came in theirs lol.  Trust me ..someone will LOL  … but  then the problem you have is  making sure you grab yours before it’s gone.  These boxes are very popular and the  deep discount ones can fly out the door before you can say YES PLEASE.

They will vary from month to month in both value and contents.  The great thing about being a new Cricut owner is that you are highly unlikely to be getting duplicates you can’t use….  so if you want to build up your cartridge collection, this is a great way to get started.

Even if you get a duplicate… there are groups dedicated to mystery box swaps so  you can alwys find someone who has something you want from a previous  box.

ok… so enough.. go grab your boxes.. make sure you pick the right one.. and be sure to use your extra discount coupons for an even better deal.

Digi Artists Challenge December 2016

Welcome to the new schedule for the Artists Challenge…this Challenge is for Digital Stamp Artists and Designers….and it is now monthly.  It’s just a fun challenge, with fun themes, set by yours truly to get the creative juices flowing.
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Thank you to everyone who entered last quarter, fab images again. If you haven’t seen them yet or previous challenge images,  you can find them in the challenge tab at the top of the page 🙂 I am looking forward to coloring them up when I get a minute to think straight LOL  It’s been a bit crazy round here with all the goings on the past few months….and I am sure it’s been equally crazy for all of  the artists too, getting ready for Black Friday, Cyber Monday,Holiday Sales and all that fun stuff.

So  let’s just jump right in with this months Challenge theme.. which is…..

“TEMPTATIONS”

… lots of room for Artistic License and interpretation here…. so let’s see what you guys have got  for us this month.   Show us your guilty pleasure ! ( and no.. a bucket of ice cream is not ok Mrs K lol  .. just kidding )  ..or maybe you are old school and have your own interpretation of a classic song by The Temptations.  Get your thinking caps on and your pen lids off….

… Ready … Set… GO…!!!!!

RULES

  • Each artist may enter up to 10 individual NEW digital stamp images per given theme.
  • Images can go on sale as soon as they have been entered into the challenge.
  • You may add single images, or link to a blog post with up to 10 images..but each image must be entered in the challenge linky individually.
  • You may showcase the images in color, or projects on your blog links should you wish to show off  inspirational images too.

 


OOhh .. New Cricut DIGITAL Mystery Box released!!!

Have you seen this yet..?   now Cricut have digital Mystery  Boxes, with BRAND NEW and EXCLUSIVE content…… how cool is that.
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IN STOCK

It’s not “to be or not to be,” it’s “Digital or physical?”…THAT is the Question! And the answer to that question is easy peasy lemon squeezy….DIGITAL!!!

Can only use in Design Space. The content is brand new and only available for sale through this mystery box.

All sales are final!

$79.96 $29.99


I will be compensated for purchases made through affiliate links on this page

 

Kit & Clowder August Create & Learn classes are out!

Check out the  August Create & Learn Classes
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..and for all you  new Kit & Clowder peoples…. never fear….  Alyce just shared some great news on the Kit & Clowder Facebook Group.  It used to be if you missed a  monthly class you had to wait for it to be re-released as part of a bundle… not any more!!  That is great news for anyone new to the classes, or even just those who missed a few here and there for whatever reason.  Now you can go back and pick and choose the classes you missed  🙂 ..and there have been some fab classes I really wished I had.

“Now, just in case you haven’t seen it yet… there’s something special for our monthly class members this month… we’ve opened the EXCLUSIVE Monthly Class Store! 😀 You can only access this store via private link and password as a special perk of being a class member, and now you can purchase previous classes if you have missed a month or are new to joining in! 😀

Remember our classes never expire, and there is no such thing as “being behind”, so you can use these classes to do a fun project or in pieces to help you enhance your other images and apply new techniques. To get access and join in, head to www.kitandclowder.com and join us in our Monthly Classes! All new and existing members this month will get access to the store”

Here’s a sneak peek at a small selection of the archived classes now available to K&C Create and Learn members.

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August Cricut Mystery Box

 

Grab your August Mystery Box while supplies last

 

 

 10% off anything at Cricut.com (excludes Access) + free shipping

 

 

 

I will be compensated for purchases made through affiliate links on this page

 

 

 

 

Fort Worth Stockyards, TX – Art Abandonment Project

Well int that some $%#$%#$

I have lived in Texas just down the road from the Fort Worth Stockyards for 10 years now..and I have STILL never visited. It’s one of those places I always plan to visit, but just haven’t got round to…. but that will change.  The little guy is old enough to enjoy it now and  we have friends out that way…. and now I have the perfect excuse for a family outing to the Stockyards.  I just made a super simple picture frame,  which I hope one of the tourists decides they would love to put one of their photos from a visit in. It’s a  quick and easy project you can do with the kids and relatively cheap .. but still a cool find  for someone.

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If you haven’t heard of the FW Stockyards.. check it out.  They have a twice daily cattle drive which apparently is a lot of fun… and of course some great photo ops for my lil CowPokey 🙂 Those are old pictures.. time for some new ones  🙂


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Planned drop- Fort Worth Stockyards – Summer 2016

 

Be sure to check out the Art Abandonment Facebook Group and see all the fun things that are being abandoned ALL over the world. It’s a fabulous group and it’s for all types and levels of crafters and artist. A lot of us do this with our kids and grand kids, come on over and join in the fun. If you are lucky enough to find a piece, be sure to let the gifter know you found their artwork. Most pieces will have contact details for the group, or a private email you can use 🙂

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Art Abandonment is a group designed to encourage random acts of art, left in various locations around the globe. The idea is that folks can make something and leave it for a lucky unsuspecting person to find. Artists can then post locations and photos of abandoned goodies…and finders can let everyone know that they are the lucky finder! O’ sweet abandon!”

Gina Marie Designs Giveaway – Ocean Dies

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Well..  if you thought the giveaways on the blog were over..SURPRISE… nope.. still more to come.

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Just in time for all these summer cards. I have a set of Gina Marie Designs to  give away to one lucky person on the blog.  All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and tell me which of the Gina Marie Dies  you already have .. and/or which ones you would love to have.

I already have a bunch of the stitched dies which I love and some  other small dies …. and of course I have a set of these fabulous ocean inspired dies which are perfect for  all of the mermaid images that have been popping up lately in various groups and artists pages. I am secretly coveting the quilt dies… they look so fun.

Scrapbook Outlet very kindly sent me a set of these to play with AND a set to give away..WOOT !  and if you haven’t seen them already check out the other ocean inspired dies that they just released recently…. sooo cool.

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4 PIECE SHELL AND ANCHOR DIE LOT – GINA MARIE DESIGNS

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FAN CORAL – GINA MARIE DESIGNS

If you are a member of the Kit & Clowder Facebook Group  you may have noticed me playing around with a few ” ocean” themed digital stamps  lately… so stay tuned to see what projects I make with these.  In the meantime… if you want a chance to win a set of your own..  hop to it  and leave your comment below.

 

One lucky winner will receive  both die sets shown above… shells  and coral.

Eligibility – US only 

Ends August 10th, 2016  midnight central time.

Winner Random winner from eligible comments, 1 entry per person. winner will be contacted at email  address used to sign up and must respond from that account to claim.

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