Sunday, June 30, 2013

Super duper wet & wild camping trip

We headed to Splash Magic Campground again for the 3rd year in a row.   The kids enjoyed swimming, water slides, boating, bumper boats, biking, hiking, arcade, ceramics, row boat (although they got stuck going round and round at least they tried), roasting marshmallows by the fire, mountain pies, and a big bad flood at the end.  All in all it was a good trip with lots of memories to share throughout the years.

Paper Nest Dolls I love art design team project

Hi everyone it's Kelly and I have another design team project for the Paper Nest Dolls.   This digi is called I love art and I wanted to do a very colorful theme to this pieced card as well.  I added a little lip stick to the doll and I love the art behind her and check out all her copics.  Super cute!  

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Beautiful note card holder with The Rubber Buggy

Hi crafty friends.  I've been thinking a lot about a friend of mine who has shared some struggles lately and I feel so out of touch with her.  For that I decided to send her a little notecard holder & collection.  Although I do not have the inside cards done I have decorated the outside with Hello Pastel from Prima and some flowers to make a beautiful cover for her notecards that I will be sending her.  I am also showcasing this as my Rubber Buggy dt project of the week for Thursday.  

It's super fun and easy to make here are the instructions and what you will need:

12 x 12 paper

1.  Fold a 12 x 12 piece of paper in half one way from left to right.
2.  Then fold the paper up from the bottom only half way forming a
folder style fold.  Adhere the far left side and only the far right side so that 
you can still tuck your notecards down in the center on each side; just like
a school file folder.
3.  Attach ribbon to the back in the middle of the back; halfway down.
4.  Bring and attach the ribbon at the front again halfway down to create a
ribbon enclosure.
5.  Cover the front and embellish...that is all ...simple & your'e done with the front.

After you do all this then you have a folder that you can insert notecards into for a 
very nicely crafted handmade gift.

Thanks so much for watching ~Kelly

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Paper Nest Dolls mermaid with dolphin

Hi everyone it's Kelly and I have a design team project for the Paper Nest dolls to share with you.  It is the digi mermaid with dolphin.  I decided to do a layout instead of a card and I will put pictures on this as soon as they are developed but I used quite a few different techniques here.  The layout is 12 x 12 and I used mesh burlap, flowers, bling, pearls, metal dots, paper from DCWV, and some Lindy's Stamp gang sprays on the background paper and some splatters on the smaller mat.  I love this layout and the image it's great for any beach themed project.  The mermaid is super fun to color!  I used a this is fabulous title because that's exactly what I think of the beach. 


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Summer Stamp Release Paper Nest Dolls blog hop

Welcome to The Paper Nest Dolls' Summer Stamp 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 14 new stamps!

Second Row: Dollhouse, Girl Talk

Digital versions of these stamps regularly sell for $3.00 each, but from today through Tuesday June 25th you can get ALL 14 images for only $25 here in our shop! AND all rubber stamps are 20% off!
Digital versions of these stamps regularly sell for $3.00 each, but from today through Tuesday June 25th you can get ALL 14 images for only $25 here in our shop! AND all rubber stamps are 20% off! However, in order to get the discount on the RUBBER STAMPS, please email Christine at and she will send you a paypal invoice.
I made a card using the new All American Oliver stamp 

We couldn't host a blog hop without fun giveaways! One lucky winner will receive our entire set of new images, one lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to our shop, and another lucky winner will receive the summer prize pack pictured below!

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 Wednesday June 26th over at
You're next stop is Jasmina's blog 
Here's the complete lineup:

Thanks so much for hopping with us! :)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

You've got that Joie de Vivre

Hi everyone it's Kelly and I am here just a bit late to share my Thursday project with you.  I have a card share and the papers I used you can find over at The Rubber and they are the Graphic 45 French Country collection.  I used only 2 of each paper but they are double sided and I created this beautiful cascade of rolls and then used some of the carnation flowers from the store to add a beautiful touch of flare.  At the bottom I added 3 small dots of stickles to add a little accent to the bottom where the untouched paper is.  I fussy cut the Joie de Vivre notecard from the collection as well and when I say you've got that Joie de Vivre it means you've got that excitement and joy so let's get crafting!  

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day!  ~Kelly

 Products used from the Rubber Buggy
Graphic 45 French Country
mulberry flowers


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Mbtreasurista Father's day blog hop Dt projects

Hi everyone it's Kelly and I am so thankful to do this blog hop with much excitement.  My daughter and I decided to collaborate on 2 beautiful projects for Father's Day.  One card is for her father, my husband and the other for my father; her grandfather.  We did find the cards from a pin on pinterest if you head over to my pinterest link can see where the ideas came from.  The pins inspired the creations we have to share with you today.  

There is alot of hidden blog candy to be won and the grand prize is also hidden on one of the designers blog so please make sure to leave comments and to follow all the blogs. Here is what's up for grabs for the grand prize:

$20 Gift Card
*Must "like" the MBT Facebook page-Facebook 
*Must be a MBT blog follower and comment on the hop post -Blog 
*Must* follow and comment on all the designer's blogs

Mustache card products:
1.  Authentique celebrate paper pad in MBT zibbet store here:
2.  Flat back pearl in black
Shirt Style card products:
 1.  Authentique celebrate paper pad in MBT zibbet store here:
2.  Mesh bling in silver (used by turning it upside down to metallic side
3.  Wide white satin ribbon for "hankerchief" pocket accent

Thanks so much for coming over and checking out my projects I hope you like them.  Your next stop in the lineup is going to be Pernilla.  Have a blessed and Happy Father's Day!
The lineup is  below:


Deb -
Kelly - you are here
Pernilla - Pi is next

Creative Inspiration Red, White n' Blue MBT DT project

Hi Everyone it's Kelly and I have a design team project for Mbtreasurista for the Red, White & Blue creative challenge.  I used a different technique to make my image where I sprayed her down with Lindys and then just added flowers to her.  Something simple but yet adds a little drama.  The products I used from the store were:
Chicken wire reversed template stencil
Cherry blossom flowers
Miniature rose flowers
Red daisy pearl trim
Hatter bean by The Greeting Farm
Mulberry paper rose flowers
Teresa Collins Everyday moments paper stack
Authentique celebrate paper stack

Thanks so much for looking and have a great day!  ~Kelly


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Princess Pea Tilda on bench Rubber Buggy Dt project

Hi everyone it's Kelly here again for project Thursday.  I got the new Tilda Princess Pea stamp and the Vintage swedish bench from TheRubberBuggy and I am so excited to show you what I created.   It's a super simple card which I am pretty familiar with I like easy cards that can go together in  under 30 minutes.  I used a kraft cardstock base for this and then I used the Prima notecards from the meadowlark collection.  I then stamped my Tilda on xpress it cardstock from Rubber Buggy and copic colored her as well then paper pieced her outfit.  I popped up the bench and popped her up on it.  Then I added some Prima pearls in the corners and a beautiful red tinted bow to match her bow in her hair. 

Thank you for visiting  ~Kelly Walkelmol

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Paper Nest Dolls Avery birthday blog hop

Welcome to Avery's Sixth Birthday Blog Hop! We're so glad you could join us.

Avery is one of our dolls and she has just happened to have a birthday! In honor of her sixth birthday, the design team put together a hop to share projects made with the brand new "Avery's Birthday Surprise" stamp now available in both digital and rubber!

What a fun stamp! Avery was sure excited to see it. :)

Now onto my project for today....

And of course we have some super fun blog candy to thank those who come and hop with us!

1 winner will receive this scrappy prize pack:

1 winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to our online shop:

And 13 winners (one from each hop stop) will win the Avery's Birthday Surprise digital stamp!

Blog hop winners will be announced at The Paper Nest Dolls blog on Tuesday June 11th.

And now for your next stop of the hop - Katrina's blog! 

Happy Hopping! We also hope you join us again in two weeks for our SUMMER RELEASE BLOG HOP!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Prima doll tag with Hello Pastel by The Rubber Buggy DT

Hi everyone and it's Thursday with Kelly.   I have a fun idea for a project for you.  I created this Prima doll stamp tag for my daughter's friend on her birthday gift.  I decided I wanted to do something a little different .  Instead of using the flesh tone for the body I used the Prima Hello Pastel paper line from The Rubber to make her a cutesie pink color.  I also paper pieced the entire rest of the doll to make it match the entire tag.   I added few trims and flowers and I used a dress form stamp to enhance the girlie in the tag.    No copic coloring on this doll.  It is simply and completely paper pieced. I then glossy accented her body to make it pop a little more than the paper.

Thank you for visiting  ~Kelly

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Ellie with Kite by The Paper Nest Dolls DT project

Hi everyone it's Kelly and I have a new project to share with you and I used Ellie with Kite.  This is a really cute image and I used some background inks to make it look as though she is sailing her kite over a beautiful ocean or lake while standing on the beach.  This is such a cute image and you can get it over here at The Paper Nest Dolls.  

Saturday, June 1, 2013

MB's Treasurista Getting Organized challenge

Hi everyone and it's challenge time again at Mb's Treasurista.  We are getting organized.  

I've created a way to hold your stuff while you are working on your projects and I called it my project organization.  I took an old container from a snack bar and repurposed it into this beautiful little separated container full of goodies that you can win if you leave a comment on the video.  You can also enter over at Mbtreasurista blog to win a clip it up. 

The Mbtreasurista products I used were:
Rosette flower in beige
Beige box pleasted crochet lace trim
Trellis rose flower
Gardenia flower
Cherry blossom flower
Mini paper rose
Heart drop pearl trim lace in mint green
Daisy flat back pearl trim in mint green
Flat back pearl in beige
Antique white daisy lace

Here is the video below of exactly how I created this piece from beginning to end and if you check it out at the end there is some fun candy to win.  Check out the linky below to win over at Mbtreasurista.

  • You can organize anything you want. Must include a before and after pic and brief description of what you did.
  • Submit Project as a "linky" to the MB's Treasurista Blog Gettin Organized Challenge post or any designers post or you may do a video response to the video in this post via Youtube.
  • Unlimited Entry submission per contestant
  • Follow the MBT blog and/or youtube channel
  • 1 Winner will be selected
  • Projects must be uploaded by June 22nd 11:59pm
Here are some of the other design teams creations:

The design team blogs are below:

Deb -
Kelly -   (You are here)
Pernilla -

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

Clip It Up Base Unit