Saturday, September 21, 2013

Do Something Creative Everyday -School's Back In at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Challenge!!

Howdy everyone and happy weekend!

I have a new post for you today...breaking outside my Krafty comfort zone with a super fun special project and continuing with my Guest Design position for the month of September!!


Welcome back for another totally fun challenge here at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!! We've got a great challenge for you again this week!! Come along and play with us! 

This week our hostess is ANGIE!! Her challenge for you this week is School's Back IN!! So she'd like for us to create a BOOKMARK this week (with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp) and share it here! Get creative! You can pretty much use ANY KKS image to create a fun bookmark, but some are especially perfect!! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd LOVE to see your KKS designs. We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN some Kraftin' Kimmie rubbah!!!

Be sure to check out this week's FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS which are up until Sunday night with a selection of our favorite stamps on 25-50% OFF!! Not to mention we've got some brand new 6x6 Paper Pads! OH and our FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE is coming to a close on Sunday night as well!!

Now go ahead and check out the wonderful creations by our Krafty Girls featuring this week's challenge!! If you join us and play along, you could WIN a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp!!!

Happy kraftin'!

I had a BLAST creating this super cute journal following Angie's theme of "Back To School" along with a special hidden bookmark and matching pen for journaling!

For my project this week, I used one of Rachelle Anne Miller's newest stamp available at Kraftin Kimmie's!! this one is called "Dance For Joy" and can be found HERE!! Ohhh, she's sooo cute!!

Some closeup....I tied some cute little butterflies and sparkly crystal beads onto the end of the tassel  made for the bookmark. And continuing with the sparkly...added some Stickles to the flowers!

I tried to capture as many angles as possible to show that it actually is a journal and try to get the bookmark in the shot...LOL. I added some ribbon to the center of the journal, with it hidden away and designed to tie and bind it all together.

I also went to town decorating a plain ole' Bic pen with some seam binding ribbon and more flowers along with a little attachment to keep t all together with the journal!


SIZE: 8.25" x 5"
IMAGE: Dance For Joy "RAM" "Kraftin Kimmie Stamps"
SENTIMENTS: Creative Thoughts "BrossArtful Designs"
Skin & Blush: E13, E11, E00, E000, R21
Hair: E49, E44, E42
Outfit: Pink -R35, R32, R21, R11 Turquoise -BG72, BG11, BG10
Ribbon: YG17, YG13, YG11
Background Shadowing & Ground: Background -BG01, BG00, B00, B0000 Ground -E49, E44, E42, E40
PAPERS: DP is from Recollections and All cardstock matting is DCWV 
EMBELLISHMENTS: All flowers, wintage seam binding ribbon and moonstone brads from "WOC", Recollections rhinestone flourish, and all other embellishments, charms and ribbon from stash
TOOLS: Cuttlebug Machine, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Circles Dies, Big Scalloped Circles Die, Big Scalloped Oval Die, EkSuccess Corner Punch & Sewing machine
OTHER: Moleskin Journal Base, Bic pen, Metal beads, Crystal beads & Stickles



Seems a Little Sketchy - "Sketch #48"
A Creative Romance - "Dies or Punches"
Craft-Too Challenge You - "Texture"
Cut It Up - "Going In Circles"
Dorcerela Creations - "Anything Goes"
Sister Act Challenge - "Anything Goes"
Sweet Pea Stampers - "Use Kraft"
Wag 'n Whiskers - "Sparkle"
Color Me Creative - "Anything Goes"
Hiding In My Craftroom - "Lots of Layers"
Totally Gorjuss - "Stripes"
4 Crafty Girlz - "Anything Goes"
Crafty Ribbons - "Anything Goes With Ribbon"
Happy Campers - "Show Us Your Flowers"
Paper Crafting Journey - "Flowers"

Until next time,
Happy crafting to all!
Big Big
xx Hugs xx


  1. OH wow, there is just so many beautiful little creative touches to feast on here. Its just packed with gorgeousness.
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  2. Your creations are simply stunning!! I love all of your details and all your wonderful embellies (you can never have enough of these)!! Your colouring is just perfect!

  3. Wow! Gasp! Tracey, your project is absolutely STUNNING, CREATIVE and OUTSTANDING! I love every single detail! It must have taken you a long time and it certainly looks like a labor of love that will be treasured forever by the lucky recipient!
    Big Hugs, Sheryl

  4. Love your beautiful card Tracey!!
    XXX Heidy

  5. This journal is awesome! I love all the details you added and the image is adorable! Thanks for playing at Cut It Up Challenges! :)


  6. This is really pretty, Tracey! Your coloring is phenomenal and I love the touches of glitter. I am so glad you joined us at Cut It Up challenges for the Going in Circles challenge :)

  7. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for The Sweet Pea Stampers 'use kraft' challenge - hope to see more of your lovely crafting soon - Hazel, Design Team x

  8. super journal Tracey and fab use of our sketch - thanks for joining us at SALS this time and good luck x

  9. What a beautiful journal. You can tell a lot of love went into making it.
    Thanks for linking it to Cut it Up Challenges Going in Circles Challenge!


  10. Beautiful! Gorgeous! Stunning!
    I LOVE this!!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Please stop by my blog for the Trendy Twine Giveaway!
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  11. This is an absolutely GORGEOUS project!!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Docerela Creations! DT Member- Nitasha

  12. Super cute and fun journal, colorful with all those details that makes it perfect in my eyes. :)
    Have a great day, Tracey!

  13. This is lovely, so full of loveliness. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

    Cathy DT

  14. oops should have said Paper Crafting Journey. Lol!!!!


  15. Wow Tracey, your journal is beautiful - I love everything about it! Thanks for sharing with Happy Campers. Kim xxx

  16. Cute and wonderful project.

    Thanks for joining us at Docerela Anything Goes challenge!
    DT Member Ana

  17. Awesome and so gorgeous Tracey...stunning in fact. Lovely image

  18. So gorgeous, love the image and colours. Thanks for playing at crafty ribbons

  19. so stunning tracey.the image is gorgeous and i love your beautiful design and colours :D

    xx coops xx

  20. Hi tracey. Welcome to our blog! I love all the details on your card. So lovely and nicely done.

    Thank you so much for joining us this week at Docerela Creations and becoming our new follower.


  21. what a lovely card thanks for sharing with sweet pea stampers this week
    Rachel DT

  22. what a lovely card thanks for sharing with sweet pea stampers this week
    Rachel DT

  23. That is so adorable! Thanks for joining us at Docerela Anything Goes challenge! DT Member Dulce.

  24. You have made a stunning decorated journal. Beautiful. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “kraft paper/card” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  25. Adorable! Thanks for playing along at Sweet pea Stampers this week.

  26. oh wow it looks amazing...fab design.
    thanks for playing along with us at
    CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

  27. So super fun! Great colors and love all the trim and extras! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  28. Very crafty and fun!!! LOVE IT!
    hugs, Janiel

  29. What a gorgeous project, and such a sweet image! Loving all of the embellishments, and especially the glitter and bling! Thanks so much for joining us for the Wags n Whiskers Challenge! hugs, Kimberly

  30. Beautiful Card!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Docerela Creations!
    DT Member- Sara

  31. Beautiful Card!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Docerela Creations!
    DT Member- Sara

  32. This is super cute. Thanks for playing at HIMCR.

  33. Wow, look at all those details! Darling! Thanks for playing at CIU!

  34. Your entire project is fantastic! So many details - your pen is awesome, the little glitter details on the image is so cool, and your bookmark was super cute!
    Thank you for joining us on the Sparkle:Glitter or Bling Challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers!
    Yolanda DT

  35. This is just so stunning as always sweetie thanks for playing at C2CU hugs Rebekah xx


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Big, big hugs! Tracey :D

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