Sunday, April 20, 2014

April Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

We're so excited! It’s our APRIL RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! So grab yourself a cuppa joe, sit back and be prepared for some krafty eye kandy! We're going to inspire your creations with our fun, new stamps! OH and we've got some EXTRA SPECIAL things going on for you this month!!
Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists for our April release! We’ve got something for everyone!! We’ve got an adorable new spring set from Cheryl called RAINY DAY FUN! There's an awesome new MONSTER set from Thais called MONSTER HUGS! Lastly, we are SO excited to share a GORGEOUS new Moonlight Whispers stamp set from Annie called....BLOOMIN' WONDERFUL!
You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our APRIL Krafty Hop! We are SO thrilled to have the Kit & Clowder Design Team joining us in our hop!! They have done a great job with the new stamps and are helping us to launch this fabby new release!!! We are so excited to have them join us!!

For my card, I used the adorable Lucas with his froggy friends.  I adore this image as I like to send cards to a few boys in my family and sons of some friends too.  I think this is just a perfect boy image, so typical of most boys.  So no girls stuff on this card, I kept it simple.  I used some perfect papers from MME, called Quite Contrary, Jack and Jill.  I love the little raindrops on the background pattern, it just seems to work with splashing in the puddles.  I just did my own thing as far as the sketch and I added some red GG ribbon, then tied a frog charm onto it using some linen thread.  I put some lime green stickles around the image layer, then I stamped the sentiment onto a little cloud punched out of a die.  I also did some sponging around the edges of all the papers with some Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of these incredible stamps from the new release!! AND we've got an extra special HOP this month!! We've planned a KRAFTY EASTER EGG HUNT in our hop!!! There are eleven letters hidden along the way and they spell out a two word phrase! Find all the letters, unscramble them and post your answer on our Facebook page wall!! One lucky winner will receive a KKS goodie package and you have until Monday night to enter!!
When you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are available NOW! And don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new April stamps at a discount!! But only for a limited time!
Now let's celebrate with our NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!
 
Happy Hoppin' 
Diana

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

Well, Hi everyone and I hope you are having a Wonderful Wednesday.  It's that time again at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and as usual, it's an Anything Goes Challenge.  Since it's not long till it's Easter, I used one of the adorable stamps from the Spring Sweeties set.  Spring has to come soon, doesn't it?

This time I made a simple A2 size card as I think it works perfectly for this cute little stamp.  There are a bunch more sweet little Easter type stamps in the set and I love playing with them.

So why don't you whip up a card or altered item using one of your favourite Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps for a chance to win some free rubber from Kimmie.  Just link up your creation to the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog to be in the running for a win.

Happy Stamping,
Diana

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

It's Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps again! Anything goes, yay!!

Okay, so it's Wednesday again!!  I can't believe a whole week has gone by since I posted my last card!!  Where does the time go?

As usual, Wednesdays are Anything Goes, so you don't have to do a special theme!  I love it because I can make whatever my little heart desires.  Since it's my darling granddaughter's birthday on Thursday, I made this card with her in mind.  She is going to be 22 and is still one of the most amazing and sweet people I know.

I used one of the Springtime Lulu stamps, this one has Lulu on the swing and I think it's so cute.  For my card base I used Baja Breeze and added some retired Pixie Pink and Poppy Parade cardstock.  I love the patterned papers I used, they are called Lovebirds from Doodlebug.  I added some Baja Breeze ribbon, a red heart button, which I threaded some wire through and I used my MS heart border punch on the red cardstock.

Now if you would like to win some Kraftin' Kimmie rubbah, join in on this challenge.  Be sure to link up your photo to the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog for a chance to be the randomly chosen winner.

Happy Stampin,
Back soon,
Diana


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Come Fly With Me On Wonderful Wednesday!!

Well, here it is, it's Wednesday again!!  Time for some of us Krafty Girls to show a little bit of crafting and to encourage all you crafters out there to create something for our Wonderful Wednesday Challenge.  As always, it's an Anything Goes Challenge, but of course to be in the running for some Kraftin' Kimmie Rubber, you need to use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp.

I used to uber cute and sexy airline hostess from the February Release, I just love her!!  She is from our very talented Annie Rodrigue and all we Krafty Girls adore everything she ever draws.

I used some MME Charm patterned papers, which I thought worked well with this image.  I coloured her in with my Copics and cut her out using one of my Nesties dies.  I then put some Eucalyptus stickles around the edges as they blended with the colours of the papers.  I added some flowers, and arrow from a pack of MME Cupid's Arrow embellies.  The sentiment came from the patterned papers, but this little hostess comes with the sentiments Come Fly With Me!, Flying High! and Coffee, Tea or Me!

Be sure to check out all the cards at Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog and link up your creations there for a chance to win some Krafty Rubbah!!

Happy Stamping,
Diana

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Flowers and Wings!!

Well, welcome back for another fabulously FUN challenge here at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!! We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them so you can WIN MORE rubbah!! Show us your stuff!!

This week our hostess is SHERI!!! And her challenge is FLOWERS!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp that features flowers in some way!




For my card, I used the cute little fairy with the wand from the Fairy Friends set.  I paired her up with some lovely papers from my new Authentique Flourish pad, which I bought from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  I love it!!  I paper pieced her little dress and although you can't see it in the photo, I used gold stickles on her wand and Stardust Stickles on her dainty green wings.  As well as the flowers on two of the paper designs, I added a flower in the corner, just for added measure and because I thought it needed it.  I added the sentiment 'Have a Magical Day', one of several lovely ones which come with the set of fairies.  This set is one of the Frugal Friday Specials this week too.


We are ALSO sponsoring the challenge over on the Kit and Clowder blog!!! Their challenge is WINGS so if you create a card featuring FLOWERS AND WINGS, you can enter it into BOTH challenges for DOUBLE the chances to WIN!!! How awesome is THAT?!?

Also BIG NEWS is that Alyce from Kit and Clowder will be doing a LIVE COLOUR ALONG online on March 29th and she’ll be using the HANNAH HEARTS stamp set by Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!!! So if you’d like to join this fabulously fun and FREE feature next month, be sure to scoop up Hannah who just happens to be ON SALE 20% OFF right now!!! Be sure to order her right away so that she has time to arrive in your mail!!

Of course, we’ve got our Frugal Friday Specials on this weekend with 25-50 percent off some specially chosen stamps!! Since our challenges this week are flowers and wings, I thought we’d have a theme going for our specials!!! Enjoy savings on fairies, pixies, sprites and flowers! We’ve also got LOTS of brand new 6x6 paper pads…while supplies last!!

Happy kraftin’!!


Diana

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday!! Anything goes.

Welcome to another Wonderful Wednesday challenge for the month of February!! And as always....it's ANYTHING GOES!! We are just LOVING seeing your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps creations!! Be sure to share them on our Facebook wall too!!
Your submission must use at least one Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp but can be any theme, any style, any design and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item....you name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until Tuesday, February 25th!! What do you think.....wanna WIN??





I just made a simple little card using one of the little birdies from the 'You're So Tweet' set.  I love these little guys.  I made an A2 size card for a change and my patterned papers are Peace, Joy, Love from Fawn Lawn.  I had fun colouring the little bird and making an easy card.  Sometimes it's good to do that.

**Please note that you are more than welcome to combine this Share to Win challenge with other challenges, BUT not our regular weekly challenges. This must be a new and different creation than anything you create for our Saturday challenges.

Here is this week's Wonderful Wednesday inspiration to get you kraftin', thanks to our fabulous Krafty Girls!! Then....let's see YOUR kreations!!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

It's Finally Here!! February Release Day from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!



We're so excited! It’s our FEBRUARY RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! So grab yourself a cuppa joe, sit back and be prepared for some krafty eye kandy! We're going to inspire your creations with our fun, new stamps!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists for our February release! We’ve got something for everyone!! We’ve got a purr-fectly sweet new KITTY CAT set from Thai called FELINE GREAT! There's an awesome new NERDY set from Cheryl called SMARTY PANTS! Lastly, we are SO excited to share a SASSY new Moonlight Whispers stamp set....GLAMOUR GIRLS!

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our FEBRUARY Krafty Hop! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of these incredible stamps from the new release!! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are available NOW! And don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new February stamps at a discount!!

For my card I used one of the delightful stamps from the Feline Great set.  This little fella is in heaven, he's holding a ball of yarn and dreaming of fish.  So cute!!  After colouring him, I cut him out using my Labels One Nesties, then I used a larger one of the dies to cut a red frame, then another one to 'shadow' it using some retired Marigold Morning.  I used some gorgeous patterned papers from s.e.i. called Corinne.  I used the sentiment 'What's Mew Pussycat', which is one of several very clever ones that come in the set.  I added a few Prima flowers and I scattered some pale blue and some red half pearls around.  I am actually quite happy with this card.  I think it's the colour combo that pleases me.

Now let's celebrate with our NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Day 3 of Kraftin Kimmie Stamps February Release. Talk Nerdy To Me!!


                               
Welcome back to day THREE of our FEBRUARY Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! The awesome new stamps just keep on comin'!!

We are SO thrilled to share the newest set of THREE images with matching sentiments from CHERYL! This fabulous new NERDY set is called SMARTY PANTS!!

This week our challenge hostess is JENNY! And her challenge is ANYTHING GOES!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp with no restrictions! Use any sketch, any design, any embellishments because Anything Goes! 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 NEW Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.                                   

I used the very cute boy from the Smarty Pants 2 set.  It comes with 3 studious little kids and several awesome sentiments.  I love the Talk Nerdy To Me one.  I'm not usually one for those kinds of sayings, but I do like this one.  I used  some perfect papers from Alison Kreft called Sweet Notes.  I love the pattern with all the books.  As always I coloured my image with Copics, then I cut it out using a Nesties Die.  I used some more of the papers behind him and did all of my matting using Rose Red.  The card base is kraft.  My dear daughter, Kraftin' Kimmie found some awesome embellies for nerdy type images and so I added a couple of them.                                                     
Would you like to know who won the new stamp sets that we've previewed this week???!! Well, you'll just have to wait until TONIGHT at this month's ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes!!! We'll be releasing all the new stamps you've seen this week after the party at 7pm EST!! You can read all the details about how you can join us RIGHT HERE!
All the Krafty Girls listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these sweet new stamps from Cheryl! And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away some stamps!!! You could WIN the new collection of stamps!!!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party tonight!}

So come and hang out with us tonight for all the LIVE action krafty fun at the release party and then come on back here tomorrow to check out the release day blog hop! ALL the new stamps will be available TONIGHT at the KKStamps Shop!!



Wednesday, February 5, 2014

It's That Time Again!! It's Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Welcome to our first Wonderful Wednesday challenge for the month of February!! And as always....it's ANYTHING GOES!!
Your submission must use at least one Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp but can be any theme, any style, any design and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item....you name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until Tuesday, February 11th!! What do you think.....wanna WIN??...


Well, since it was my dear daughter Kraftin' Kimmie's birthday yesterday, I had an excuse to make a card just for her.  I used Lexi holding a balloon from the adorable Together is Better set.  I chose papers from Happy Days by Papermania to pick up my colours from.  These were a Christmas gift from Kimmie.  I found some lovely Groovy Guava card stock, which is long retired, but I love it.  It's a perfect match for the patterned papers.  I also used some Basic Grey for matting as it's nice and dark and contrasty and matches the grey in the papers also.  I also managed to locate my Groovy Guava stitched ribbon, so I used that too.  I used some gorgeous grey fancy gem strips, which were a Christmas gift from my wonderful team mate Melanie.  I thought they worked perfectly.

Now let's see your creations, Wonderful Wednesdays are so easy because it's always 'anything goes'.  Have lots of fun stamping.  
Diana

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

Welcome to another Wonderful Wednesday challenge and the last one for January!! And as always....it's ANYTHING GOES!!

Your submission must use at least one Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp but can be any theme, any style, any design and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item....you name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until Tuesday, February 4th when the winner for January will be announced!! What do you think.....wanna WIN??

**Please note that you are more than welcome to combine this Wonderful Wednesday Share to Win challenge with other challenges, BUT not our regular weekly challenges. This must be a new and different creation than anything you create for our Saturday challenges.
 

I made a card using one of the very sweet fairytale characters released this month, this one is from the set 'Once Upon A Time 3', I would say she is Goldilocks.  I had fun colouring her little ringlets.  I cut out the image using my Big Scalloped Oval Nesties.  I tried something new this time, I painted a border around the embossed edge using Siren red Smooch ink.  It turned out not too badly.  I used some gorgeous MME Cupid's Arrow patterned papers and matching Enamel Shapes given to me by my dear daughter Kraftin' Kimmie!!  Am I a name dropper or what?!!  The sentiment is from the set and there is another one that works with this stamp, it's 'Hope Your Day Is Just Right'.  I also added a cute die down the right side of the front. 

So now it's your turn to make a creation using a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp.  Be sure to link it up to the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog for a chance to win some KK rubber!  Happy Stamping, 
Diana