Monday, April 29, 2013

Paper Nest Dolls Embossing challenge

Hi everyone it's Kelly and welcome to my blog for the embossing challenge project I have created with the Fairy Ellie from Paper Nest Dolls.  I used bright fun colors for this challenge and the card will be going to my mother for Mother's Day.  

B14, BG01 rain
Y38, Y19 & Y13 dress, flower, center wings
O,  CO,  BG10 flower petals
BV 31, E01, R000, E000 skin
G99, G82 grass stems
B99, BG 49, BG45, BG32 hair
R59, R27, R08 dress; wings
YR18, YR07, YR04 wings shoes

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Paper Nest Dolls blog hop New Releases

Welcome to The Paper Nest Dolls' first 
"official" New Release Blog Hop!

Today the very talented and creative design team of The Paper Nest Dolls has put together this hop to share with you projects made using our 9 new stamps!

Digital versions of these stamps regularly sell for $3.00 each, but from today through Friday May 3rd you can get ALL 9 images for only $18 here in our shop!

I made a card using the new By Window Ellie image

Copic colors used were:

 E09 YR24 YR14 Hair
BV31 E01 E000 Skin
V09 V04 Outfit
E47 E34 E25 Window frame
B000 0 Window Glass
R29 YG 09 YG02 Hummingbird
R59 R24 RV34 Flowers
G99 YG03 leaves
Y38 Y32 curtains were colored over paper piecing

The paper collection I used was clippings from Basicgrey.
We couldn't host a blog hop without fun giveaways! One lucky winner will receive our entire set of new images, and one lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to our shop!
Participants must comment on every stop of the hop and be a follower of our blog for a chance to win! We also encourage you to become a fan of our Facebook page!

Winners will be announced on Friday May 3rd over at

You're next stop is Valerie's blog 

Here's the complete lineup:

Thanks so much for hopping with us! :)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wow over 1000 subbies..............Yay to you now closed

Wow I am over 1000 subbies on youtube it's hard to believe and unreal that I have come so far from where I was just a year ago.  I knew at one point I wanted to do videos but I didn't even know how I would get the courage to show my crafts in front of the world, well it wasn't the world but it was definitely more people than had seen them before.  I have formed some of the most amazing friendships on youtube as well and for you I want to thank and so that is why I am doing this fun giveaway to thank all of you who are so faithful and commenting and follow me in my journey all the way!  Bless you all!  ~Hugs, Kelly xoxo

The Rubber Buggy Dt project Saturated Canary Balloon Wishes

Hi everyone it's Kelly and I have my weekly design team project to show you for The Rubber Buggy.    I used the image Saturated Canary Balloon wishes which you can get over there, as well as many other amazing Saturated Canary stamps and other brands.  I made a giftbox for my daughters little friend for her birthday so it's all about the bright colors, which led me to do some purple hair and I just love it!  I have the copic colors listed below I hope you can see which ones are shown.  So check it out and leave me a comment to tell me what you think of purple hair?  Should it stay or should it go?  Hee hee!  ~Kelly Walkelmol

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Do you ever wonder???

Do you ever wonder, how in the world do people make those really cool symbols when they are typing?  Do you ever wish you could put a heart beside a status to let someone know that you care, or show a little bit of emotion in a post that otherwise looks a little drab.  Well here is the ultimate list of all those crazy and fun symbols that we always have wanted to use but could never seem to find out how without doing some crazy sh---tuff to our computers, lol!   See below....~Kelly

Mbtreasurista Teach me Tuesday texture paste & Lindys stamp gang

Hi everyone it's Kelly and I want to share with you my Mbtreasurista project for the Teach me Tuesday tutorial for today.  I have a few little trinkets I want to send to a friend and I decided to alter a beautiful glassine bag from  I have a process video to share with you below but I will also list the products and steps I took to create this easy and fun mixed media altered bag. 
MBT Products used were:
NEW Venice Large white lace
Burgundy rosette trim
Mini ledger texture template
Springtime Place in time diecuts from Graphic 45
Cherry blossoms in white
Pearl bead from adhesive trim

 1.  Start by mixing Modeling paste with magical mica's whatever color you choose or keep it white.
2.  You will either need to let it air dry or heat set it for a few minutes.
3.  Next adhere paper base, diecuts & embellishments.  I chose rosette trim & flowers.
4.   Spray white lace with Lindys Stamp gang spray
5.  Adhere to package

Super simple and a quick beautiful handmade thoughtful bag for a gift.  Thanks for looking ~ Kelly Walkelmol

Monday, April 22, 2013

Super sale on Elf nail polish at TJMaxx

 Please don't look at my cuticles but I wanted to share a little sparkle in my life.  Hee hee!   Elf nail polish for $2.99 at TJ Maxx.  I felt like I was stealing.  I used two layers of Blush nail polish and added one layer of gold glitter only to half the nail it's not perfect by any means, but pretty & girlie so head over to TJMaxx and grab this up before it's too late.  I wish I would've bought it in every color!  Hugs, ~Kelly

Sunday, April 21, 2013


I do not know who the author of this is, I did not write it; I found it on facebook and knew I had to share these words of inspirations with you all.  It made me cry, made me long for those moments you want to stay in forever, you know you can't and you wait an eternity to get to live them over one more time.  Those moments that you look up to the stars, and breathe in the entire essence knowing it is just another fleeting moment of your beautiful journey.  I WISH YOU ENOUGH
Recently, I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport as the daughter's departure had been announced. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said:

"I love you and I wish you enough."

The daughter replied, "Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom." They kissed and the daughter left.

The mother walked over to the window where I sat. Standing there, I could see she wanted and needed to cry.

I tried not to intrude on her privacy but she welcomed me in by asking, "Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?" "Yes, I have," I replied. "Forgive me for asking but why is this a forever good-bye?"

"I am old and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is the next trip back will be for my funeral," she said.

When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, "I wish you enough." May I ask what that means?"

She began to smile. "That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone." She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail and she smiled even more.

"When we said 'I wish you enough' we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them". Then turning toward me, she shared the following, reciting it from memory,

"I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.

I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye."

She then began to cry and walked away.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person. An hour to appreciate them. A day to love them. And an entire life to forget them.

Please Share this with your friends. It has the potential to inspire alot of people.

Be Blessed Of Divine Light.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Old, New, Borrowed and blue blog hop with The Paper Nest Dolls

Welcome to Day 1 of the Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue Blog Hop!

Wedding bells will soon be ringing as the wedding season is almost here, and the design teams of Red Carpet Studio and The Paper Nest Dolls have teamed up to provide you with some beautiful wedding inspiration by creating projects using Paper Nest Dolls digital stamps! If you've just come across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Red Carpet Studio.

Red Carpet Studio is a movie-themed challenge blog that runs weekly challenges, alternating between layout and card challenges each week. All of their challenges are inspired by either a movie or aspect of Hollywood!
The Paper Nest Dolls is a brand new digital/rubber stamp shop that sells adorable stamps inspired by the designer's children. Their stamps are sold here and they just started a challenge blog as well!

For my project today, I made... this beautiful wedding day congratulations card with bride & groom image.  I used a plaid pattern card base, I then added 2 different style doilies and layered a graphic 45 clock diecut and floral diecut at bottom fussy cut from their paper collection.  I used spellbinders for the image background and then added a beautiful handmade stick pin and floral embellishments, leaves and butterfly and a girls gotta have a little bling on her wedding day  Here is a video of my project:

The Paper Nest Dolls owner and artist, Christine, is very generously providing us with some blog candy from her online stamp shop and her brick and mortar scrapbooking store! To be eligible to win you must comment on every stop of both days of the hop. 

Two $20 Gift Certificates

Prima Flower Prize Pack

Ready for the next stop? It's Kim's blog

Red Carpet Studio
The Paper Nest Dolls
Lori Ann

Happy Hopping! :)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Rubber Buggy Dt project Prima BAP layout

Hi everyone it's Kelly and I have a Dt project share for the Rubber Buggy and also it's going to to be entered over at Prima for the BAP month of April.  You can see the challenge sketch here....PRIMA.  I am also going to show you where you can purchase all of these amazing products and that is at The Rubber Buggy right here..RUBBER BUGGY..

Here is what I created:

I started by using a new template from Mbtreasurista and Stampin Up Classic Rose ink.

Then I added some sprays from Lindys and Tattered Angels you can see how they dripped down down down here.  Love that look!

Here I added some paper and my first embellishments in certain spots.

I added my stamped images, flowers, fussy cut some little snippets from the paper collection, added family from Thickers and some seam binding in a bow. 

Here is my video for this project as well: 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Shutterbug Ellie challenge for The Paper Nest Dolls

Hi everyone it's Kelly and I have my challenge post up and ready for you.  I used the Shutterbug Ellie  from Paper Nest Dolls.  <-------link here.  I also used a solid background cardstock with my minds eye papers and pearl rosette trim.  I used a spellbinders frame for the outside and for the inside as well and I copic colored the image.  

 Thanks so much for looking and entering the challenge.   Click "challenge" for link to post your projects!  Cant' wait to see what you all create!  


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Rubber buggy Happy birthday DT card

Hi everyone and welcome to my Thursday DT project for The Rubber Buggy  <<link here.

I made a card for a birthday party that my daughter is going to on Saturday.  The little girl is turning 3 so I decided to use the Hello Pastel from PRIMA and I received this from The Rubber Buggy website.  I love this paper and it's beautiful pastels.  

I cut circles with my creative memories punch and adhered them at the bottom.  

I then added some lace trim and then some floral trim, adhering the cute Bee sticker and Happy Birthday on the front.  

Then I decided to add some border with a fine tip marker in a very random fashion and I really do like how it turned out.  

Very simple but very cute and fun for a little girls 3rd birthday!  Hope you like it and check out the website for this great Prima paper!  Thanks for looking!  ♥

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Mbtreasurista Pinterest Pin Inspired Creative Contest project

Hi everyone out there in craftyland.  If you are anything like me over the past year I have found myself completely addicted to the new website pinterest!  So in lieu of the pinning craze; Mbtreasurista is having a pin it to win contest!  I'm so happy you can join me in our Inspiration Pin Creative Contest!  Here is your inspiration photo:

  • Must represent the Pinterest Pic in a way that we can tell, by color, using lace/trim or a style...etc
  • Not required but HIGHLY recommended to use MB's Treasurista products
  • Submit Project as a "linky" to the MB's Treasurista Blog Pin Inspired Creative Contest post or any designers post
  • Unlimited Entry submission per contestant
  • Follow the MBT blog
  • 1 Winner will be selected based on "Like" votes
  • Projects must be uploaded by April 27th 11:59pm

 So here is what I created for some extra inspiration:

 Mbtreasurista products used:
NEW White ruffled rosette trim
Pink organza acrylic flower
Rose paper flowers in large and small
New crochet doilies in varigated pink and white
Petaloo flowers from the darjeeling collection
NEW Metal Key
NEW crochet jasmine lace
White eyelet lace sprayed with beachy tan
Clear acrylic flowers
3 strand pearl drop trim in pink
NEW pink heart tulle material
Clear pearl strand trim
NEW Large oval crochet doily

Here are some of the other design team members projects as well:

Deb -
(ME) Kelly -
Rochelle -
Pernilla -

Are you ready? Just select the blue “Click Here to Enter” button below the thumbnails and follow the steps to join the party!

Secret Garden Collection!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

1st Rubber Buggy Dt project Saturated Canary stamp & Prima Hello Pastel layout

Hi Everyone it's Kelly and I am so excited to share my very first project for The Rubber Buggy.    <--- link
I chose the Saturated Canary stamp called "Pitcher" and she is just darling so I am excited to get my daughter's softball pictures printed because that is who this layout is for.  I used the Hello Pastel collection from The Rubber Buggy as well on this and I cut some of the little elements from the paper.  I then added some of the wooden buttons at the bottom of the photo mat, a small scallop trim and at the top a few pieces of washi tape and a purple flowers from the collection with a metal embellishment from my stash that says FUN!  I used thickers that match the papers that say Softball and I am just so loving this little image.  If you like anything you see here the products I use are listed below and you can find them at the link above from The Rubber Buggy.  Thanks so much for looking!  ~Kelly  

Products from The Rubber Buggy I used were:
Saturated Canary image "Pitcher"
Prima Hello Pastel papers
Prima Hello Pastel flower
Prima Hello Pastel washi tape
Prima Hello Pastel wooden buttons 

Missing you Ellie & Owen stamped cards

Missing you Ellie & Owen <-------link;  here are some of the newest stamp/images in the Paper Nest Dolls store.  They are so darling and have little envelopes with messages Miss you on them and they are both carrying a bear in their arms which is so darling I just loved coloring and using these images to make cards.  

The Paper Nest Dolls blog

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Anything Goes

Hi everyone it's Kelly and I have my challenge post up and ready for you.  I used the missing you image from Paper Nest Dolls.  <-------link here.  I also used a solid background cardstock with my minds eye papers and prima embellishment flowers.  I used a spellbinders frame for the outside and copic colored the image.  Thanks so much for looking and entering the challenge.  Here is what you can win:  

Check out the blog here: