Mixing it up a lil’ with some fun new cut files.

Well there was a bit of everything in today’s crafty fun… Magnets, resin, Velvet paper, stickers, cut files, glue, enamel dots…and some window cling.  Not too bad for someone who hasn’t crafted for a while lol.

I was having fun with some new CUP files. These cut files make great backgrounds  and stencils for allsorts of projects.

Lizzie Mayne’s  Gears & Cogs Frame Card  …starting off with Captain Locke by KennyK, she’s a digital coloring I did  a while back  printed and mounted on silver foil paper and then a Cohas Magnetic Sheet cut  on the Cricut. I only used the front portion of the card file… but this comes in square and rectangle as full card files.

Lizzie Mayne – Cornish Grid 3. I had a lot of fun with this Black on Black project..Cohas Magnet Sheet, Black SEI Velvet paper, Black glitter resin Skull and some Black Gina Marie Designs enamel dots.  Nothing like mixing it up a lil’ haha.. but a pain in the hoo ha to photograph an all black project with various finishes haha

Lizzie Mayne – Dhalia Flower Mat Layer Stencil. This one was fun..I cut just one of the  3 layers in this cut file using  that fab velvet paper. Mounted it on card, then colored it with Zig Clean Color pens and a touch of Chameleon Pens.  I cut that out and sliced it in half …stuck it on this plain black envelope and then stamped some fun typewriter and text stamps in a faded white ink.
Just a fun way to decorate envelopes if you are sending a hand written letter, or just need an envelope and don’t want to be bo-ring!

Lizzie Mayne  –  Brick Wave Matt Layer Stencil.  Such a fun card to make.. it’s the perfect kinda project to do with the kids, or grandkids High contrast, super fast, super easy… cut file, some glue, envelope and a card and some fun stickers… and voila.. one High contrast cute card ready to go.  Makes a fun  card for any occasion.

Judith Henry- Lattice Hearts Embellishments. I cut this heart in Cricut Window vinyl and will be putting it on my new car… this is just one of the hearts included in the cut file.  I love how well this vinyl cuts on intricate designs and fine lines.


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Discover High Hopes Rubber Stamps

I apologize ENABLER ALERT !!!! haha

This is a company that is totally new to me, I discovered them on Twitter and they have some adorable stamps…. they also have a challenge..and we all know how much we love challenges AND new goodies.  More info  on the challenge and how to get the free digital stamp  so you can join in at the bottom of this post  If you are new to this company too, this is a fab way to  join in and maybe win some of these rubber stamps if you are interested in trying them out.

I was having a quick browse around and thought I would share some of the ones that caught my eye.  As most of you regulars know by now, I have a son who is 5 tomorrow ( Where did time go) and we plan to homeschool.  Creativity is a huge part of our learning process and the lil guy LOVES to craft.  That being said I am always on the lookout for  things for him to use and also things that can be used in “school” projects…. hey no one said education had to be boring… lol.

One of the first things that caught my eye were the backgrounds; these are perfect for both of us, both for card making and  adding visuals to  stories and essays etc  later on as he learns to write his own stories.

I love backgrounds, but I am pretty picky  and most of the ones I have are  digital .. but I love these..

Forest Background T057

Treasure Map T054

Speedy Recovery Background U004

Space Scape U149

and then of course we have fairies ..  sorry Merrie haha.. There are so many cool stamps at this store.. they come in foam mounted and unmounted.  Categories galore… oh dear this could get me in trouble if the little guy sees these…No crafty budget right now.. but if he sees Dragons…. oh my !

I will be adding this one into  the  tab above for stamps.. it is currently called DIGIS.. but I think I need to update it to STAMPS, since I  am finding more and more cute stamp companies who do physical stamps…  So expect to see that updated soon.


ok I promised you  details on the High Hopes March challenge..so here they are.

For your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  

You can enter this challenge to win rubber stamps using  the free digital stamp provided, if you do not currently own any High Hopes stamps. There is a link to the freebies, you have two to choose from.  You must use a High Hopes Image.   Check the High Hopes Challenge post for more details and links to the free images.

I hope some of you join in, I think I will have a go at this one.. maybe see if my little guy wants to enter too…. he is a crafting machine lately  LOL

LDRS Happy Mail – $1 Clearance Rubber Stamp deals

Now lets me just say.. not ALL of these LDRS Creative stamps were $1 clearance stamps before anyone goes to look for one and finds it is full price.  I did pick up a few full prices ones using the 25% Kit & Clowder Group discount which was running last weekend… but most all of these were $1 clearance stamps.  There are some still left.. so if you love a great deal.. you should definitely check out what they still have before it’s all gone. I originally ordered two of the London stamps with the intention of gifting one of them to someone, but alas they were out of stock so only sent one and a refund was issued..sorry .. I’m keeping that one lol.

I’m one of those who really likes to see stamps physically before buying, but these were such a great deal..it was worth a shot.  I loved these so much when they arrived..I ordered 11 more lol. They are mostly unmounted, but  the two Dove Art Studio stamps are mounted and what I thought was really cool… the mount has the image on it too so you can see it through the Acrylic blocks  🙂

The unmounted ones I just popped some Zig 2 way glue on.

Spotlight Series Day 16, Rae – CUP Designer

Who are you?  Rae Carr


CraftsUPrint Designer

Etsy Store




Where are you?


What is your favorite piece in the whole store?

Pretty layered butterfly shaped easel card


485 Butterfly Easel Card


What  job did you have BEFORE you started  drawing/designing for a living?

Electronic tech @ USPS

What’s your favorite color?


When was your last REAL vacation and where did you go?

I am on permanent vacation since 2004

If you got offered a weekend in a haunted  house/castle etc.. would you say yes?



707 Roses Mug Set




What’s your favorite craftroom/business supply or tool that you couldn’t live without?

My silhouette cameo and software






Would you go cave diving with sharks?

I am crackin’ up at this question!


904 Pretty Pink Dress Center Pop Out Card




If your parents had named you something else… what would you have picked?

Something more girly – I was named after an uncle







Which decade do you think had the best music?


What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax?


291 Fancy Aperture Step Card


Do you plan to grow old gracefully, or disgracefully?

I am old, but I am sometimes graceful!

When you are working, what is the view from your window like?

that would mean I have to actually clean it!

Which drawing/product are you the most proud of in your collection?

that is like choosing a fav child..impossible





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Spotlight Series Day 3 – KennyK Stamps

Who are you ?

kennyk_stamps.shop.logo.rightside_1447814264__23855We are wife-and-husband team of Elena and Kenny Kiernan. I am the stamp designer for KennyK Stamps and KennyK is a professional Illustrator, together we are have lots of creative chemistry!

Store: kennykstamps

Facebook Group: Club KennyK

Blog: KennyK Stamps Blog



Where are you ?

We are currently in Northeastern Pennsylvania and came here to be close to family, although we are both NY’ers and love going back to our old stomping grounds every chance we get!


When did you first start drawing/designing seriously?

Kenny has been drawing since he could hold a crayon, he was born with a natural artistic talent, although he didn’t take it seriously as a profession until after graduate school. I myself was a professional Event Planner when I married The Man, and we always wanted to collaborate and jam our creativeness together. With the help of Donna Smith, we discovered the world of digi stamps, the rest is history!


What was the first product you ever had for sale?

The first digi product we offered for sale was a collection of sassy girl characters we called “Glam Gang”. We stopped using collection titles, but these girls made a huge impact on the paper crafting world! Here are just a few from the original Glam Gang collection –


All That


Breast Cancer Fighter


Download Diva


Brooklyn Babe










Name your favorite cartoon?

For Kenny it is Popeye and I think mine is still old school Tom & Jerry!


Favorite quote?

Rock Your Crafts! Of course 🙂





What is your favorite piece in the whole store?


The ElenaK stamp of course! All kidding aside, this is a question I could never answer, they are all apart of us and so loved!






Who is your inspiration/muse?

Kenny is a huge comic book geek (a very sexy geek) and it’s our attitude, lifestyle and personalities that bring out creative inspirations.


What’s your guilty pleasure?

Hoarding crafts supplies that I never use. They are just so pretty to look at. Oh and Amazon Prime, there is always a package at our door.


What’s your favorite color?

Kenny’s is the blues and I am in the red and hot pinks.


If you were getting a tattoo… what would it be?

To everyone’s surprise Kenny has no tattoos and is not a fan. I have one and if he didn’t dislike them so much I would have more.


If you got offered a weekend in a haunted  house/castle etc.. would you say yes?

Heck no! And that is from both of us!


If you suddenly changed careers and went to work at Disney…what character would you want to be?

We would be The Incredibles!


What’s your favorite horror movie?

For me Halloween (kill, kill, kill, kill). Kenny has never seen it!!!!!! His is the Shining. Good one KennyK!


When no one is listening…. do you sing in the shower?

All the time!! Me, me, me, me ,meee!


What is your most popular item in the store/shop?




Bow (Adult)












Funny enough when I designed Bow, I hadn’t giving Kenny much reference to what she would be wearing, I was going to add that on once I saw the character drawn. Kenny is the one that made her with no clothes on! I said there was no way we could put that on our shop. We would shock everyone. So, for fun, we decided to sell both versions, Bow Adult (with no clothes) and Bow and see what happens. It turns out that Bow Adult is one of our top sellers!! Right then and there we really knew who are audience was!


Who was your first celebrity crush…and have you drawn them?

For Kenny it was Rachel Welch and for me it was Elvis! We have never drawn them.


If you weren’t doing what you are doing now…. what job would you have?

I would work in production for movie sets. Kenny would be a full time musician/rock star.


How long have you been in business?

EST. 2011


If you got locked in an elevator for 6 hours.. who would you most like to be locked in with ?

Kenny said: The beautiful and vivacious ElenaK (what a guy!) I say: Sexy KennyK! duh!


When you get the midnight munchies… what do you grab?

We love ice cream at night. When the kids are asleep, shhhhhh!


What’s your favorite event, or holiday of the year?

Halloween and St. Patricks day take the cake in our house.


Would you go cave diving with sharks?

Absolutely not and that is for both of us.


Which decade do you think had the best music?

The 70’s hands down


Have you ever been on a blind date…. and if so..  was it fun, or a nightmare?

Huh, I don’t know if Kenny has ever been on a blind date. I have and it was a nightmare. It was a blind date, but also a double date. A couple I knew wanted to set me up with this guy. He said hi, then never looked at me or spoke to me the rest of the night, called his friends during the date and left early. I feel terrible about it till this day. I mean talk about intimidation. Poor guy couldn’t handle all that is Elena. I hope I didn’t scar him for life.


What’s your favorite hobby when you want to relax?

Snuggling with our little bunnies <3


Do you secretly watch WWE wrestling when no one is around?

Haha, no, but I know it’s hugely popular


If you were offered a trip to the moon, would you go..and if so .. which of your images/products would leave on the moon??





Fun Question!  Me: Absolutely!!! One of my dreams. Kenny: No.  I would leave Vikki Lee Vicious, so they (whoever they are) would know that strong badass women rule the earth!






Do you plan to grow old gracefully, or disgracefully?

We don’t mind growing old, cause we are young at heart. We have had loads and loads of fun using up our youth, now we are happy to living a family life. So, gracefully, I guess.


If you were a classic car…. what would you be?

We would both be classic American hot rod muscle cars! Hot and Fast! LOL!!


How long does the average design/art work take from concept to final product?

When we don’t have other deadline interruptions it can take about 2 or 3 days of edits before we settle on a final product.


When you are working, what is the view from your window like

I am so lucky.  My backyard is adjacent to the elementary school, so I see they playground just past my yard. At lunch time I open my window to hear the kids playing.  Kids having fun is really the best sound ever! Kenny sees rooftops and a view of the beautiful church steeple.


What’s the one song guaranteed to have you shaking your booty anytime, anyplace ..anywhere?

Any good classic rock


Who scared you most as a kid when you were being naughty.. your parents or the boogey man?

My mom! She can have an 8ft man shaking in his boots. She is powerful!!


What do you love most about all the people you meet through your work?

We love that we have built friendships with people all over the world that we never met in person, but they have become a real part of our KennyK Family.


Show me the drawing you think most closely resembles you physically or personality-wise

For me it’s Sexy Rocker. For Kenny it’s Superhero, a.k.a Captain Damntastic


Sexy Rocker














Which drawing/product are you the most proud of in your collection?

I am truly most proud of our Steampunk collection. It is not something we were very familiar with before hand, yet we were able to create a fantastic line of sassy, sexy, intricate ladies and they are still some of our best sellers. Now we are total Steampunk fans.


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