Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday!! Sympathy.

Happy Wednesday everyone.  This week I'm posting a card I have made to send to my dear sister-in-law, who just lost her Dad.  She is a card maker herself, so I hope she likes this one.  I used Sincere Sympathy, which has several great sentiments besides this one.

I always like the idea of butterflies for a sympathy card because they seem to be so carefree and that's how I see it for someone who leaves this world.  I used Rich Razzleberry for the card base and also for the butterfly border and the frame behind the sentiment.  The patterned paper is Butterfly Glade from Wild Rose Studio.  I punched out a couple of Handsome Hunter butterflies with my Martha Stewart punch and I added some purple gems.

Now how about you making a card or some creation for Wonderful Wednesday.  As always WW is 'Anything Goes', so you can use any theme your little heart desires.  Be sure to head over to Kraftin' Kimmie's Shop and see what is going on there.  She always has some cool stuff going on.  

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Krafty Hop and Release Day!

It's finally here!!!
The RELEASE of our AUGUST 2016 clear stamp sets!!!
We've released ALL SIX of the EEK-TASTIC new clear stamp sets that we've been previewing all week and we're celebrating with a super fun krafty HOP! So grab a nice hot beverage and put your feet up because you will need a few relaxing minutes to enjoy all the magical fun by our design team and guest!!
There are TWO new sets from artist Annie Rodrigue
We've got a fun new spooky set from artist, Emilie Goulet called TOTALLY WITCHIN'
We have an adorable new set full of fall fun from artist, Cheryl Grant called AUTUMN WISHES!
And lastly there are TWO new sets of sweet images from artist Becky Pearce called HARVEST BLESSINGS and
You will get to see ALL of the new sets in action as you sit back and enjoy the hop! Then head on over to the Krafty Shop because ALL of the new stamp sets are NOW AVAILABLE!
And if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our August Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all SIX of the new sets together and at a discount! But only for a limited time and while supplies last!
I made this card using one of the adorable stamps from the Autumn Wishes.  I am a huge fan of Cheryl's stamps.  I used some retired Baja Breeze for the card base and the sentiment and I matted all the paper pieces onto S.U. Primrose Petals.  The sentiment is from the June Kraftin' Kimmies set called 'You're Sunsational' There are two other gorgeous images in the Autumn Wishes set along with a few sentiments.  I added some cute matching flowers at the bottom and some yummy Primrose Petals ribbon down the right side.  Hope you like it.

Happy Stampin'
Nana Diana

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie August Release, Day 4!!!

Welcome back to our FOURTH and final day of August Krafty Peeks! It's almost time to release ALL the new SPOOK-tacular stamp sets that you've been seeing all week!
We have TWO adorable new sets to share with you today from artist, Becky Pearce! These sets can be used on their own or in combination with each other or even other Halloweenie type sets!!

First is this sweet set of feathered friends called
The set features three main images, several smaller accessory stamps and five SP-WHOO-KY sentiments for a total of THIRTEEN fabulous stamps in the set!
Next up is a fun set of GOURD-GEOUS images and friends called HARVEST BLESSINGS!
The set features three main pumpkin images, faces that you can stamp on the pumpkins if you choose, several smaller accessory stamps and four sentiments for a total of THIRTEEN
fab-BOO-less stamps in the set!!
Okay, so now I'll tell you a little about my card, which is of course using one of the Harvest Blessings stamps.  I love using sentiment stamps, probably because I'm not great at colouring.  For my card base and matting, I used S.U. Tempting Turqoise.  The other colour I used is Cherry Cobbler.  I used Fall Friends patterned paper from Doodlebug, actually 4 of the different designs.  I added some Daffodil Delight GG ribbon, some mathing buttons and some super cute Prima Flowers in the lower corner.
It's also challenge day and our hostess is Tangii ! And as always during release week, the challenge is ANYTHING GOES! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with any stamp but if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp you'll double your chances to WIN!! 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. You have a week to play with this challenge and at the end of the month, we'll announce a WINNER from all of the weekly challenges for August! We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN a $20 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!! Wanna win??
I hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes TONIGHT beginning at 6pm EST!! Hope you can come hang out with the me and Krafty Girls at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!
All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps from Becky! And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away a gift voucher!!! You could WIN some Krafty $$$ to spend at the shop!!!! There will be one winner from all the comments this week and it will be announced at the party tonight!

Happy Hoppin' and Happy Stampin'.
Nana Diana

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Summer! Well, it sure is!!

Happy Saturday to all you crafters out there.  If your weather is anything like ours at the moment, it's a good day to stay in and play with your stamps!!  It's going to get to 32C today and with the humidity, about 45C.  Yikes, I don't think I'll be doing any gardening today.

Our theme at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps this week is Summer and I thought this little card says it quite nicely.  The set these stamps are from is called 'Keep Swimming'.  I actually made this card for my grandson, I hope he likes it.

I used some adorable Anchors Aweigh papers from Doodlebug. The card stock I used is some retired Ballet Blue from S.U., also some retired Marigold Morning.  I do wish they would bring that shade back.  I used the 'Hope Your Day Is A Splash' sentiment from the set, added a comical little fish button and some matching twill tape.  Hope you like it.

Happy Stampin',

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday July 13th!!

It's Wonderful Wednesday time!! We hope you can play along!! As's ANYTHING GOES!! Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!!
You have just a few more days to preorder the Surprise Christmas Krafty Guest Kit. All of the July Release stamp sets are also up in the store... happy shopping!!!
We want EVERYONE to be able to play along so your submission can use ANY stamp and can be any theme, any style, any design and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, an altered name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until July 19th at midnight! At the end of the month one random winner will be chosen from all the submissions for the whole month and will receive a $20 Gift Card to the shop!!! What do you think.....wanna WIN?? Let's see your krafty stuff!!
In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a Sketch. The sketch will last all month long and if you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if ya need it!

Okay, so that's all the important stuff covered!  Now to my card.  I used one of the images from the set 'Snail Mail' to make a birthday card for a friend in England.  I think this image of the little postman is perfect for that.  It's for an older gentleman, but I think this stamp works for any age.  I used retired Close to Cocoa for the base and matting, also some gorgeous new Crisp Cantaloupe for some of the matting.  All of the papers came from Kaisercraft Hopscotch pad and I added some mid brown baker's twine and some brown pearls.  That's it, a simple card, but I hope my friend likes it.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday, folks,
Happy Stampin',

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Happy Wonderful Wednesday from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

So it's Wonderful Wednesday!  As always it's anything goes!  It's a good thing it is, as I was making a card and then realized it's out of stock at the moment.  Good thing I have another one made up and ready to go.  

For this little card, I used one of the little kitties from It's a Purr-fect Day.  The set also comes with the speech bubble.  I used the sentiment from You're a Purr-incess set, but there are several cute sentiments to choose from in the Purr-fect Day set.  I used Buckaroo Blue for my card base and also to frame the image layer.  Behind the image, I used a Scallop Edge die in Blush Blossom and I matted the other pieces with Blush Blossom too.  I used some pale pink and blue Prima Flowers with pearls in the centres and added some matching blue ribbon along the bottom.

I hope you will join us for the Wonderful Wednesday Challenge using whatever Kraftin' Kimmie stamp you wish.  Can't wait to see your creation.

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! Wonderful Wednesday!!

Well, I haven't done a Wonderful Wednesday card in a while.  Life has a way of taking over and preventing us from doing the little things we want to do.

I used the cute chihuahua puppy from the Furry Surprise set, which was released in January.  I coloured him or her with my trusty Copic Markers, then used one of my deckle edged dies, which I love.  I matted that onto some Real Red to make it pop a little.  Then I sewed a straight stitch on the border of the red.  I have not sewn on my cards in a long time, I should do it more often.  I'm not sure of the name of the patterned papers as my DD Kimmie gave them to me.  Aren't the little dog and dog houses cute?  I matted both patterned papers with some turquoise, doing some more sewing on the turquoise and the card base is Marigold Morning, as is the heart with the little fire hydrant button on it.

This was a fun card to make, especially as these stamps are in honour of my little grandpuppies, Minnie and Maisie, Kimmie's sweet pups.  

Well, that's it for me, be sure to visit Kraftin' Kimmie's Shop for some amazing stamps, papers, embellies and all sorts.

Happy Stampin'

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Talk To The Animals! And Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps January Release!!

It's finally here!!! The RELEASE of our very first new stamp sets of 2016!!! And it's totally PAW-some!! wink emoticon
We've released ALL the new clear stamp sets that we've been previewing all week and we're celebrating with an amazing krafty HOP! So grab a nice hot beverage and put your feet up because you will need a few relaxing minutes to enjoy all the gorgeousness by our design team!!
We have two beautiful sets from artist, Annie Rodrigue called MINNIE, MAISIE & ME! and PURR-FECT PRINCESS!
There's a sweet new set by artist Cheryl Grant called
We've got a very special set by artist Emilie Goulet called
A FURRY SURPRISE! What's extra special about this set is that Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps will be donating a portion of the sale of each of this set to a local non-profit animal rescue organization! We want to help take care of our furry friends who are in need of rescue!
Lastly we have two fun new sets from artist, Becky Pearce called A PURR-FECT DAY! and TOTALLY PAW-SOME!
I used Lulu chatting with the baby duck, along with her kitty!  This is from the Talk to the Animals set.  This was so much fun to make.  I used a yummy paper pad from Chickaniddy called Twirly Girly and some matching enamels hearts.  I didn't want a fancy layout as I love the paper I used for the background and I didn't want to cover too much of it up.  I used Pink and Light Green cardstock for the matting and the card base.  I also added some matching pink rick rack.  The sentiment, 'What's the News?' is from the same set along with several other very cute ones.
You will get to see ALL of the new sets in action as you sit back and enjoy the hop! Then head on over to the Krafty Shop because ALL of the new stamp sets are NOW AVAILABLE! And if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our January Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all SIX of the new sets together and at a discount! But only for a limited time!
Now let's celebrate with our NEW release and get
hoppin' and shoppin'!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Hip, Hip, Hooray! It's Wonderful Wednesday!!

Well, Happy Wednesday to you lovely folks.  I have a card for today using Kraftin' Kimmie's Make A Wish stamp set.  I love this one, there are about 8 great sentiments, which you can use as the focal point on the front of your card or on the inside.

I made this card for my brother in England and I'm happy to say he really liked it.  I used the Hip Hip Hooray sentiment and the patterned paper is Doodlebug 'Fall Friends'.  It's just a simple card, as you can see.  The card stock is Tangerine Tango for the base and the matting on the rest is Old Espresso.  I added some turquoise twill tape behind the sentiment and a few metallic dots on the sentiment layer.  

Be sure to head on over to Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps to see some of the other fabulous stamps and other items in the shop.

Happy Stamping,

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps November Release and Blog Hop!!!

Good morning everyone!  Today is finally the day for the release of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  I have to say, I just think the artists are doing a better and better job every month.  I just adore this whole release.

I just had to make a card with sweet Lucas sitting on a pile of books and reading along with his cute little kitty, from the Happiness is Reading set.  This stamp was lots of fun to colour with my trusty Copics.  The patterned paper is Enchanted Garden Collection from Bo Bunny.  The card base and most of the matting was done with a very old retired S.U. card stock called Orchid Opulence.  It matches perfectly with the Bo Bunny papers.  I used a matching doillie behind the image layer, which was placed on some pretty green patterned paper.  I added some twine and a few matching buttons as well.  I added the sentiment "Happiness is Reading" from the set, which includes a very cute Lulu, also reading.  There are 4 more sentiments with the set, all perfect for readers.

We have three amazing sets from artist, Becky Pearce including PERFECT PLANNER, OH CROP! and ONE CUP AT A TIME! Then we shared a sweet set for the readers in your life by artist, Cheryl Grant called HAPPINESS IS READING! Then there's a fabulous TEEN set from artist Emilie Goulet called ‪#‎ALLSTAR‬! And lastly came that beautiful couple from artist, Annie Rodrigue called LET'S CELEBRATE!

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our November Krafty Hop! When you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new CLEAR stamp sets are NOW available!! And don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new November stamps at a discount!! But only for a limited time!
We've also got lots of new holiday paper pads in the shop plus buttons, sequins, Wink of Stella, Liquid Applique and lots more! All set for those winter and holiday creations!
Now let's celebrate with our NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!

Happy crafting and happy hopping,