Saturday, December 21, 2013

Last Challenge for 2013 at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!


Well, welcome back for some krafty fun and the last challenge of 2013 here at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!! Hope you can play along as we've got another great challenge for ya! It's awesome to see so many of you creating with KKS!!! Keep them coming! This challenge will stay open for TWO weeks!

This week our hostess is .....Kimmie!! And her challenge is a FUN SKETCH!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp that is inspired by this sketch!!! Sounds fun!! 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!!!
 
I made a card using the little boy and stocking from Christmas Cheer.  He was great fun to colour and I used 3 little cookie cutter embellishments on the card.  I also added a little Diamond Dust to the top of the stocking and the pompon on his cap.

Did you hear about our new SHARE to WIN challenges?? We introduced the new WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS a few weeks ago, so go HERE to get all the information and play along with us!! Now you have MORE chances to play with your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and more chances to WIN!! And the current WW challenge is open for THREE weeks over the holidays!

Also here's a little secret....we'll be having our Annual BOXING WEEK SALE starting on December 26th!! So if you happen to get a little $$ for Christmas, here's the perfect way to spend it! On Krafty goodies for YOU!! Almost EVERYTHING will be on SALE!

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

Happy kraftin'!!


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Yay, it's the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps December Release!



We're so excited! It’s our DECEMBER 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 new stamps and MORE!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists for our November release! We’ve got something for everyone!! We’ve got TWO sweet new FAIRYTALE sets featuring our favourite kiddos from Cheryl……ONCE UPON A TIME 1 and 2! And we have a sweet new baby set from Thais Narciso called...... A MOTHER'S LOVE! and also artist Rachelle Anne Miller has an awesome new BOY set of stamps called GREAT ADVENTURES! And we are thrilled to share Lastly, we are SO excited to share a SASSY new Moonlight Whispers stamp set....HEY, HOT STUFF!
Not only do we have amazing new rubber stamps for all your krafty creations.....but we've made your creating even EASIER with our *exclusive* new KRAFTY KARDMAKING KITS!!! We've designed our DECEMBER KARDMAKING KIT to make your krafty time more enjoyable and less stressful! And we've also got ADD ON packages, in case you want MORE of the goodies found in your kits! You won't believe all the fabby supplies you'll receive! PLUS you get to CHOOSE your FREE stamp to go with the kit!

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our DECEMBER 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! 


For my card, I used the little girl and dinosaur from the Great Adventures set.  Isn't that just the cutest little dinosaur?  I don't know the name of the patterned papers I used as I've had them so long.  I used a navy card base and also navy to mat the image layer.  I also used some Poppy Parade, my favourite shade of red ever!!  This set of stamps also has a little boy in a spaceship and a cute li'l pirate with a treasure chest.  I added some heart buttons threaded with linen thread and I found a little dinosaur in with my embellishments and I added some green stickles to it.  I used the sentiment 'You're my Biggest Friend', which comes in the stamp set.  



OH WAIT!! There's one more thing!!! Santa has stopped by the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop and he's left a special gift for one lucky shopper!!! All orders placed by Monday night at midnight will be in the draw to WIN!! One random shopper will receive......a $50 gift certificate in with their package!!! What a fabulous prize!!!
  

So have fun hopping around to see all the wonderful creations the gals have made and be sure to stop back at the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop.  Happy Stampin'!!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge 207. Everyday Activities!!


Well, welcome back for some more krafty fun here at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!! Hope you can play along as we've got another great challenge for ya! It's awesome to see so many of you creating with KKS!!! Keep them coming!

This week our hostess is STEPHANIE !! And her challenge is EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp that features ....well, anything you might do everyday!!! Sounds fun!! 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!!! 


For my card I used the little ballerina from the 'Li'l Athletes' set.  She is so adorable and reminds me of my sweet and adorable 4 year old granddaughter, who is a little ballerina.  I coloured her hair to look like Tori's and she sometimes wears it like that.  I used some retired Cameo Coral for the card base and also for the frame around the image and the striped strip behind.  I used some green grosgrain ribbon on the striped piece and used a couple of Prima flowers in the corner.  I also added a moulded coral flower in the centre of the flowers and a couple at the ends of the sentiment .  For a finishing touch, I added some stardust stickles to her tutu and the flower in her hair.  The patterned papers are 'Dwell' from Six by Six.



Also we've got something special going on right now!! It's called our 12 Days of Krafty Kreations and we're sharing inspiration every day for 12 days!! AND all the stamps sets we're using (plus a few extras) are on SALE 20-50% OFF during the whole 12 days!! Also our November Gimme Kimmies Kits are on right now with the new stamps grouped together at a discount but only until Sunday night!!!

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

Happy kraftin'!!


Diana

Monday, October 28, 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Kardmaking Kit!!


We've had such wonderful response at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps to our Winter Kardmaking Kit, that we thought we do a little follow up HOP about it!!

As you hop around today you'll be able check out SIX fabulously festive creations from our Krafty Girls that were ALL made using only ONE KIT!! They of course used their own ink, colouring medium and white paper, but everything else can be found in these fabulous KITS!

In case you haven't heard, here's a little bit about the kit!

We’ve taken our krafty know-how and done all the designing for ya!! We’ve chosen and coordinated patterned papers, cardstocks, envelopes, twine and several different types of embellishments and you’re ready to go!! With the October kit, you’ll also receive YOUR CHOICE of one of our gorgeous $8 stamps!! Choose whichever one you like from our many lines and styles of rubber stamps! And with this kit you'll receive a gorgeous colour handout, emailed directly to you, featuring pictures of the six cards PLUS some extras and the sketches to go with each creation!! It couldn't be any easier!!

I love doing samples with my one twelfth of the kit that Kraftin' Kimmie sends out to us girls.  It's so easy when you have everything picked out for you.  There are so many ways to go with it and I have to say I have enough materials left over to make at least a couple of tags!!  I decided to go with a cream Neenah card stock for my image as there is cream in the patterned paper and every once in a while I like to use cream for a change.  I love the colours in the patterned paper, so wintry, yet quite different from the norm.  I had fun playing with the lovely cork strip in the kit and made a little snowflake from it. I still have lots left over, which I will use on the tags.  The 'Frosty Winter Friends' tag was cut out of the patterned paper, which has lots of tag shapes on the one side.  Love the double sided papers!!  I also love the sparkly snowflakes that I added at the bottom.  Such a fun card to make!!  I just may have to buy the whole kit myself!!

So go ahead and check out the samples from the Krafty Girls listed below and keep in mind, they were all made using only the contents of ONE kit...and of course, their choice of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp! Then head on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop and grab one for yourself!!
 Happy Stampin'
Diana

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie's Wonderful Wednesday!!


We've got something NEW for you, our faithful friends and kool krafty kustomers!! We'd like to give you MORE chances to win our awesome Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! So we've created WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS!!! Wanna play?

Each Wednesday (except on release preview weeks) we'll be posting some creations by our fabulous Krafty Girls and we're asking YOU to share your Kraftin' Kimmie kreations here for a chance to WIN!!

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 (so you can't submit something you made last year...haha!) and you can enter every week for a chance to win and at the end of the month, we'll draw a winner for a Kraftin' Kimmie Prize Pack!!! What do you think.....wanna WIN??
  
I have a friend at home in England who is not feeling well at the moment, so I thought this was a perfect stamp to use for his card.  I used the cute little Lucas stamp from the Love is the Best Medicine set.  I don't know what the papers are, I'm afraid.  I picked them a while ago and as usual I forgot to put a note with them.  I used some retired Ruby Red for the card base and also for the sentiment.  The matting is Midnight Muse navy blue.  A pretty basic card, but I think Ray will like it.
Have fun checking out all the mid week cards and be sure to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win some rubbah candy.
Happy stamping,
Diana

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps October Release and Hop Day!!

Well, hello to everybody out there in Craftland.  I have been missing for a month other than one post I did a week or two ago.  As I mentioned, I have had company here from England for a month and I'm afraid that crafting time was one of the things that had to be neglected.  I have missed it so much.

Anyway, I'm back for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps October release and Hop Day.  I'm using one of Thais' beautiful birds from her new set, You're So Tweet!  All the birdies are so cute and they come with several lovely sentiments.  However, I badly need to get some Christmas cards made, so I used Joy, Peace and Noel from Kimmie's Holiday Sentiments.  My card is a 6 x 6 inch base, which is white.  I coloured the birdie using my Copics and cut the image out using my Peony Nesties.  I matted that onto a pretty die from MFT using Poppy Parade card stock.  My patterned papers are Aspen Frost from Basic Grey.  I finished with some crinkled olive ribbon and some olive pearls.  I feel so good that I finally had time to make a card.  I have missed you terribly, my little craft room!!

We have some fabulous new stamps for you this month, so be sure to go on over to Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and check them out.  Also make sure you do the blog hop and comment on all the girls' beautiful projects for a chance to win some of the new Krafty Rubber.  Happy crafting,

Diana

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Scarecrow, Retired, Boo Hoo!!

Yes, this cute li'l scarecrow is now retired and it is a Steven Leary stamp from a couple of years ago.  I just love it and I have used it to make a birthday card for one of my adorable great-nephews in England.  A simple card, but I like it and I hope he will.  Kimmie still has an adorable scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz release, I love him too and it's a great time to be using these little guys.

I hope to be back in action very soon after having my cousin here from England for the past month.  It was fun but I am ready to get back to doing some of my favourite things, cardmaking being high on my list.

Happy Stamping,
Diana

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

September Krafty Kardmaking Kit!

Do you live far away from the nearest Krafty store?? Is it hard to choose all your krafty goodies online without seeing them in person?? Or do you ever feel like you’re running out of krafty mojo?? Need a little help putting things together to make a fabulous card?? Or maybe you don’t have the time to design something yourself and want to just be able to put things together quickly! Well, we’ve taken out all the guess work for you and designed a Krafty Kardmaking Kit with everything you need to make SIX awesome cards AND have some goodies leftover to whip up some extras!

This month is our Holiday stamp release so the September 2013 kit is so fun!! We’ve taken our krafty know-how and done all the designing for ya!! We’ve chosen and coordinated patterned papers, cardstocks, envelopes, twine and several different types of embellishments and you’re ready to go!! With the September kit, you’ll also receive YOUR CHOICE of one of our gorgeous $8 stamps!! Choose whichever one you like from our many lines and styles of rubber stamps!

Additionally, our Krafty Girl design team have taken ONLY what's found in this kit (plus their own white cardstock, ink and colouring medium) and created SIX amazing card samples for you!!! And with this kit you'll receive a gorgeous colour handout, emailed directly to you, featuring pictures of the six cards PLUS some extras and the sketches to go with each creation!! It couldn't be any easier!!

Your Krafty Kit will be shipped in a sturdy box so that your goodies are nice and safe!! The VALUE of each kit is over $32 but our price this month is $25!! shipping in Canada and the US is $12 PLUS when you order the kit, we are offering FREE additional shipping on anything else in the shop that you order at the same time! So go ahead and load up with paper pads, ezmount, more stamps etc. because the shipping is covered! All your goodies will be shipped together in a box for only $12. (International customers please email me directly to go over your options for the kits!)

Not only that, but here’s a little special for all you krafty peeps ordering the September Kit: when you order the new kit, you will also receive 10% off the August kit when ordered at the same time!!! And again, only the one flat rate shipping!

And this fantastic kit will be released on Saturday night at our LIVE online Holiday release party along with all of our new stamps being previewed this week!! We hope you'll join us for all the fun!
What more can I say?  Kimmie gave me ('cos I live near her and I picked my stuff up, right from the boss) my one sixth of a Krafty Kard Kit and I chose to use Meowy Christmas, the adorable kitty in a Christmas stocking stamp.  I have coloured and used this image a few times and it's one of my faves.  I had so much fun making this card as I didn't even have to choose my card stock and papers etc.  It was all there for me!!  In fact I had quite a bit of stuff left over, which I gave back to Kimmie and I believe she has made a tag or two with it.  That's awesome!!
 Well, that's it for me for now.  I have a cousin coming to stay with me tomorrow from England.  She will be here 4 weeks, so I don't know how much crafting I will get done.
Have fun stamping,
Diana

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Yay!!! It's finally time for the August Release from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!


Well welcome back!! We're so excited! It’s our AUGUST RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists for our Halloween release! We’ve got something for everyone!! We've got TWO WICKED new sets from Nicole.......FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE! and TIME FOR A COFFIN BREAK!! We’ve got TWO sweet new TRICK OR TREATER sets from Cheryl……HEY GHOULFRIEND! and YOU'RE FANG-TASTIC! We have a spoooky but cute new set from Thais Narciso ...... HAPPY HAUNTING! and also artist Rachelle Anne Miller has a trio of awesome new stamps of FABULOUS FALL ! WHEW!!
My first card uses the gorgeous new Rachelle Anne Miller stamp Fall Fun!  And it was so much fun to colour!!  These little characters are so cute and different.  It's always so exciting for we girls on the team to work with new and different images.  You may recognize that the card was made using the Krafty Kardmaking Kit.  It was so easy having all the card stock and papers and in fact, everything already picked out.  It made my work, if you can call it that, (which come to think of it, you can't), so much simpler. 
This is my second card. I just had to try one using this adorable haunted house.  Now I have to confess I am not really a Hallowe'en person and I will always stick to the cutesy stamps, not anything creepy, but I just love this simple little cute stamp from the 'Time For A Coffin Break' set by our super talented Nicole!!  It was a much quicker colouring job for this little guy, so the images in this set would help you to whip up your Hallowe'en cards very quickly.  I actually used a couple of scraps of my older papers and added a little bit of interest using my M.S. Drippy Goo Punch.  I just love that thing!  The Happy Haunting sentiment comes with the set too, along with several other cute sayings.  

Now, not only do we have amazing new rubber stamps for all your fall and Halloween creations.....but we've made your creating even EASIER with our *exclusive* new KRAFTY KARDMAKING KITS!!! And we've also got ADD ON packages, in case you want MORE of the goodies found in your kits!

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our AUGUST 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!

Now let's celebrate with our NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!
Have fun,
Diana

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Challenge 189! Things With Wings!!


Welcome back for another 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 CHERYL!! Her challenge for you this week is THINGS WITH WINGS!! So pull out those fairies, sprites, butterflies, superheroes........then create a card (with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp) and share it with us here! Get creative! 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!!!

I used the uber cute fairy sitting on a cloud from the Fairy Friends set.  I also used one of the sentiments from the set, 'You're a Fairy Good Friend', punching it out with a circle punch and adhering it onto a scalloped die.  I used Early Espresso dark brown for my card base and for framing the image layer.  I left wider borders on the brown and did some white faux stitching around the edges.  I haven't done that in years and I do like it.  I'm afraid that, true to form, I have forgotten which patterned paper I used as I picked it out weeks ago.  I put some Glamour Dust on her wings, put a pink and brown butterfly in the top corner and some satin ribbon across the centre.  I'm not often pleased with my cards, but I am fairly happy with this one.

Don't forget about this week's Frugal Friday Specials going on NOW! There are several of our favourite stamps on 25-50% OFF but just for the weekend! We've also marked down some of our gorgeous 6x6 paper pads as we'll have new ones coming in soon! Take advantage because there's probably only one of each left!!

Also all our NEW July stamps are NOW available AND so are our GIMME KIMMIES KITS at a discount but only until Wednesday!!!

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' and happy SHOPPIN!!
See you next time,
Diana

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Whoopee!! It's time for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps July Release!

Well welcome back!! It’s our JULY RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists! We’ve got something for everyone!! We've got TWO fun FRUIT and FLOWER sets from Nicole.......FLOWERS FEED THE SOUL and YOU'RE A PEACH! We’ve got THREE sweet new sets from Cheryl……GOOD SPORTS, LIL' ATHLETES and YOU'VE GOT GAME! We have a cute furry critters set from Thais Narciso ...... WOODLAND FRIENDS ! and also artist Rachelle Anne Miller and some awesome new stamps of SUMMER FUN ! WHEW!!

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our JULY 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! 
I made a little tag for a gift bag, using the pansies from the Flowers Feed the Soul set.  It was just a simple one, you can't tell, but it is folded and I put a message on the inside.  I just coloured the image with my Copics and put some Cotton Candy Stickles around the edges.  I added a yellow eyelet and put some pink grosgrain ribbon through it.  Easy peasy!!

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

Thursday, July 18, 2013

July Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks....Day TWO!!

Welcome back to day two of our JULY Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!!  Today we are excited to share TWO supah cute new sets by artist Cheryl Alger just in time for summer SPORTS!!!  We are sharing samples featuring.......LIL' ATHLETES and YOU'VE GOT GAME!!

Would you like to know who won the new stamp sets that we previewed yesterday???!!  Well, you'll just have to wait until Saturday night at this month's ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!!  Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes!!!  You can read all the details about how you can join us RIGHT HERE!




I chose to use the new SOCCER BOY from the YOU'VE GOT GAME stamp set!!  I'm away from home right now as I'm posting this, so I'm not sure what papers I used, but I'll update with all the information later!

All the Krafty Girls listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you, so be sure to hop over to each of them!  And while you're there, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away one of EACH of the new sets!!!  You could WIN one of the new LIL' ATHLETES or YOU'VE GOT GAME! stamp sets!!!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}

Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE fun new stamps we have to share with you!   And ALL the new stamps will be available on Saturday night at the KKStamps Shop!!

Happy hoppin'!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

1st. Preview for Kraftin' Kimmie's July Release!!

It's time for Kraftin' Kimmie's JULY 2013 RELEASE!!!!! We've been dying to share this month's images with you!! We've got SO many exciting things going on....so let's get to it!

We are kicking off the *New* JULY Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps previews today and we're SO excited to share these new stamps with you from artist, Nicole Aspinall!!! Today we’d like to introduce you to these sweet image sets ….Flowers Feed the Soul and You're a Peach!

After the success of our awesome Trinket stamps, we're thrilled to share these fun image stamps we've designed!! You can create either clean and simple cards with them or much more elaborate designs!! And you'll see this in the amazing samples today!

We have lots of inspiration from the Krafty Girls, so hop around....and be sure to comment at each and every stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN BOTH of the new Fruit and Flowers sets!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}

OH YES!! We are having another amazing ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! It's happening this SATURDAY evening at our Facebook fan page....and you can get ALL the details HERE!!! ALL the new stamps we're sharing over the next few days will be released on SATURDAY!!
Now, for my card I used the pears.  I have to tell you it scared me silly as I have never coloured a pear.  I do know that my pears are nowhere near the artistic beauties that some of my team mates have done, but for me it is not too bad.  I had a lot of fun putting the card together too.  I love to use black for my matting, I like the way it stands out.  The sentiment that goes with this stamp is 'We make a great pear', but I wanted to be different and I thought the sentiment 'Have a Sweet Day' from the 'Lulu and Friends' set worked too.  After all, pears are usually sweet, aren't they?

Have fun hopping,
Be back soon,
Diana

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Guns and Roses (Metal and Flowers)!!

Well, Hi and Happy Saturday Morning!!  I hope you are all having a great weekend.  For this week's challenge, I am the hostess over at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and as you can see by the subject title, I thought we'd have a little fun with the 'Guns and Roses' name.  Silly me, some time back I suggested to my dear daughter, Kraftin' Kimmie that it would be a good title for a challenge using metal and flowers.  Of course her response was "and would you like to be the hostess for that week?"  Well, I do have to say that I haven't hosted a challenge in eons, so I agreed. 

For my card, I used the adorable Lucas and his wheelbarrow of flowers from the set 'Let's Dish the Dirt'.  I had great fun colouring this image, but I love colouring all of Cheryl's images.  Lulu, Libby, Lexi and Lucas are all so flippin' cute, you can't help but have fun with them.  Anyway, I used some lovely 'Fly A Kite' papers from My Mind's Eye.  I love the clouds, especially since I'm too scared to try doing my own clouds like most of the other gals on the team do so beautifully.  I framed the image using the Deckle Nesties, then framed that with some Poppy Parade card stock and then a narrow border using some of the patterned papers.  I also put a Poppy Parade strip across the middle between the two patterns I used for the background.  I put a strip of aqua grosgrain ribbon across the bottom after sliding a cute metal buckle onto it.  There are flowers on it, flowers on my image and I punched out some paper flowers and put on the corner of the image, so I guess I have my flowers covered. Now you get to do your own Guns and Roses creation and be sure to link it up to the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog for a chance to win the cute stamp I used on my card.


Don't forget about the awesome SALE we've got going on at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!! For the very first time EVER, we are having a CREATE YOUR OWN SALE!!!! Use the code MOJO300 to receive 20% OFF your order of $30 or more!! And yes, you can use the code on ANYTHING in the store.....any of our amazing stamps (even the brand new ones, retired ones, by ANY of our awesome artists), on EZmount, on storage panels, on paper pads....you name it!!! So take advantage now because this discount is only good until July 7th and while supplies last!! And you MUST use the coupon code upon checkout to receive the discount!

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' and happy SHOPPIN!!
 Diana



Sunday, June 16, 2013

Woo Hoo!! It's June Release Day at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!


Well welcome back!! It’s our JUNE RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists! We’ve got something for everyone!! We've got TWO fun partytime sets from Nicole.......HIP, HIP, HOORAY! and WINE ME, DINE ME!! We’ve got two sweet new sets from Cheryl……CARNIVAL FUN and HAPPY CAMPERS!! We have introduced new artist Thais Narciso with her first set YOU KNOW WHOOO! and also new artist Rachelle Anne Miller and her first set of CUTIE PIE GIRLS!! WHEW!!

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our JUNE 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!

Since we LOVE our loyal customers so VERY much, we're doing a special FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE right now!!! The first 70 orders of $40 or more will receive a free package of adhesive pearls by Kaisercraft!! Who doesn't love an extra little giftie!!?!!

Ever thought you'd like to join use for a Guest Spot as a Krafty Girl designer??? Well, we're having a CONTEST and you can find all the details HERE!!
I made 2 cards for our Krafty Hop today, one each from our new artists Thais and Rachelle.  I absolutely love their individual styles, so much fun to play with.  I needed a card for a wedding anniversary and thought that the stamp with the two 'love bird' owls from the 'You Know Whooo' set would be perfect and I was happy with the result.  I also needed a birthday card and so I used the 'birthday girl' stamp from the Cutie Pie Girls set.  These stamps are sure making my card making easy.  Hope you have fun checking out all our little creations, I know there are some amazing ones along the way.
Now let's celebrate with our NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Let's Go To The Movies!!


                                                                                               
 Well, welcome back for another supah fun challenge here at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!! We've got another fantastically FUN challenge for you this week, not to mention lots of other fun stuff!! Come along and play with us!

This week our hostess is DEBORAH!! And her challenge is MOVIE INSPIRED!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp that features a movie of some kind!! 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!!!
I made a card using Captain Hook, inspired of course by the character from Peter Pan.  I love using this stamp, it's great for masculine cards.  I used a card base of Sahara Sand, also some Bermuda Bay cardstock, both colours found in the long-retired 'Thoroughly Modern' DP from Stampin' Up.  I added some doodling around the image, some linen thread and an anchor charm.  I plan to send this to my son for his birthday.

Who likes SALES???!! Well, we've got a WELCOME SPRING SALE on NOW with over 150 stamps and sets on 20-50% OFF!!! Also ALL the retired stamps that we brought back for a short time will soon be leaving and they are all on SALE also!!! But be warned, there may only be 1 or 2 of each, so if you want it, grab it!!!

Also this weekend is your last chance to grab the NEW May release stamps at a discount in our Gimme Kimmies Kits!! Also we've got NEW Paper Pads AND some on SALE to make room for more!!!

Now go ahead and check out the wonderful creations by our Krafty Girls and Guests featuring this week's challenge!! If you join us and play along, you could WIN a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp!!! Be sure to link up your creations to the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog.
Happy Krafting,
Diana

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge 180! Fun in the Sun!!

Howdy all you crafters out there.  It's Saturday again and that means it's time for another Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge.  This week our Hostess is the insanely talented Melanie.  She would like us to create something with a Fun in the Sun theme.  That sure isn't too hard with all the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps that have to do with summer and the great outdoors. 

I thought I'd use Lulu from the set 'Let's Dish the Dirt' with her plant pots, getting ready for some lovely blooms to come.  I'm thinking she was sitting out on a sunny day and just in case, I put my own 'kind of sun' on my card.  I used one of the very cute 'Spring Trinkets'.  It says 'Spring Has Sprung'.  I mounted it onto my Barely Banana coloured sun, then put a little flower in the centre, attaching it with a Barely Banana brad.  My patterned papers are Everyday Eclectic from Echo Park.  I love the colours in them.  I made a tag from one pattern, added a brad and threaded some Island Indigo ribbon through it.  I mounted my image layer onto some Island Indigo cardstock and added some flowers in the bottom right hand corner.  The main background paper was matted onto the same Island Indigo c.s. and the card base is Blushing Bride.  

So come on gals, let's see your 'Fun in the Sun' creations, we can't wait to check them out 

Happy Stampin'
Diana

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps May Release!!

Well welcome back!! It’s Krafty RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!!
 

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists! We’ve got something for everyone!! We've got TWO sweet new summertime sets from Nicole.......GOOD VIBRATIONS and SUMMER LOVIN’!! We’ve got two sweet new sets from Cheryl……SHELL ME A STORY and TOTALLY TUBULAR!! And of course we have an amazing new set of SIX awesome stamps in our BEACHY GIRLS collection and they are simply A-mazing!!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our MAY 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 of course, as always, we have our Gimme Kimmies Kits available for those of you who ‘need it all’!! The stamps are grouped together by artist and are available at a discount, but only for a limited time!!

We’ve also re-released some of our favourite Retired Summer stamps….Eleanor, Florence, Jack and Mae which you can pick up right now! AND we’ve put our awesome BEACHY SENTIMENTS and MERMAID SENTIMENTS on special right now to coordinate with ALL of our new stamps!!
Okay, that's the important stuff from headquarters, ha ha!!  Now to my li'l card.  I used Lucas and his tube from the Totally Tubular set.  The other two lovely images are of Lexi in her blow up pool and Lulu wearing sunglasses and carrying her pail.  These Cheryl Alger images are always fabulous.   So I coloured Lucas and made a little sand beneath his feet.  I happened to find a cute little crab in my embellies stash so I put it right by his toes.  Do you think it will nip him?  The papers I used are 'Destination Paradise' by Me and My Big Ideas.  I matted them onto some Pumpkin Pie and the card base is Gumball Green.  Love that colour.  I used the sentiment 'Hope Your Day is Totally Tubular' and stamped it on a cloud made from a die.  I added a little pair of sunglasses and there you have it.
Now let's celebrate summer with our NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!
Diana

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge 177. Banners!!

Well, welcome back for another supah fun challenge here at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!! We are LOVING your submissions!!! You're rockin' these challenges!! It's awesome to see so many of you creating with KKS!!! Keep them coming!

This week our hostess is SHARON!! And her challenge is BANNERS!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp that features a banner of some sort!! 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!!!

Are you coming to our National Scrapbook Day Krafty Krop??? It starts this morning on the KKStamps Facebook Fan page!!! We've got fun challenges for you every couple of hours starting at 10am EST....lots of chit chat with the Krafty Girls.....krafty fun and PRIZES!!! You'll have almost a week to upload your submissions but a bunch of us are hangin' out and gettin' krafty together TODAY!!! Come join us!!
Also, Kimmie has a great sale going on for National Scrapbooking Day.  There are about 50 stamps and stamp sets on sale, from 20 - 50% off.  You can even find some retired stamps that Kim has brought back into the shop, but there are only a few of each, so you will want to check it out.
Now to my little effort.  I used one of the very cute stamps in the Sunshiney Day set.  I really need to play with the other two, I just love them.  For my card base, I used YoYo Yellow and matted some really yummy Fruit Stand patterned papers by Doodlebug and some Green Galore cardstock onto it.  Of course Lexi was coloured with my Copics and I used my square and scalloped Nestie Dies to frame her.  I put a strip of Fruit Stand down the left side on a piece of orange cardstock, then I tied some YoYo Yellow ribbon down the strip.  I don't really have anything for making banners, so I used a little flag die from my collection and adhered 3 of them against a piece of embroidery cord and stuck a few green gems on them.  I added the sentiment 'Have a Bright Sunshiney Day', which is one of several sentiments which come with the set  I think that's it.
 Be sure to link up your creations to Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog for a chance to win the stamp Sharon is using.
Have a fabulous weekend,
Diana   

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Tic Tac Toe Challenge with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!


Well, welcome back for another supah fun challenge here at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!! We are LOVING your submissions!!! You're rockin' these challenges!! It's awesome to see so many of you creating with KKS!!! Keep them coming!

This week our hostess is KAREN!! And her challenge is TIC TAC TOE!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp that features elements that you will find on the tic tac toe board below! Use three in any line....straight or diagonal! 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!!!

Don't forget....our NEW April Release stamps are now up! You can purchase them singly or grouped together at a discount in our Gimme Kimmies Kits! ALSO this weekend's Frugal Friday Specials are available.....six stamps/sets on for 25-50% OFF!! AND we've brought back some of the highly requested Retired stamps for a limited engagement!!!

Check out the wonderful creations by our Krafty Girls and Guests featuring this week's challenge!! If you join us and play along, you could WIN a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp!!! http://kraftinkimmiestamps.blogspot.ca/
Now you will find the Tic Tac Toe plan at Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog.  I'm afraid I'm technologically challenged and every time I try to add something on here, I mess it up.  There are lots of ways you can go with this and in fact my card works two ways.  Quite by accident, I might add.  I chose Blue, Gems and Dies for my card, but it also works for Ribbon, Gems and Pink.
 I used the 'Under the Weather' stamp on my card. In fact I coloured it up some time ago, but when phoning a very dear friend in England this week,  I learned that she is bedridden with a nasty back injury and feeling very low.  As soon as I got off the phone, I pulled out the coloured image and made it into a card.  I hope it gives her a bit of a chuckle when she opens it.  Feel better soon, Maureen.  Love you lots!!  So that's it for me, hope you have fun playing Tic Tac Toe.

Happy kraftin'!!
Diana

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Yay, it's April Release Day at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!


Well welcome back!! It’s Krafty RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists! We’ve got something for everyone!! We've got TWO sweet new sets with the kiddos from Cheryl Alger........A SUNSHINEY DAY and LET'S DISH THE DIRT!! And of course we have an amazing new set of SIX awesome stamps in our NURSERY RHYMES collection with a coordinating FABULOUS FRAMES 2 set and they are simply A-mazing! OH and don’t forget the incredible new set of TRINKETS .... BFF TRINKETS!!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our APRIL 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 NOW available!

And of course, as always, we have our Gimme Kimmies Kits available for those of you who ‘need it all’!! The stamps are grouped together by artist and are available at a discount, but only for a limited time!!

And there ain't no party like a Kraftin' Kimmie PARTY!! I told you we'd be rockin' it with another ONLINE PARTY, didn't I??!! Well, we're doing it again with another LIVE online RELEASE PAR-TAY!!!!

If you aren't already a fan of our KKS Facebook page.....head on over and 'like' us and that's all you have to do to hang out with the cool kids at the party! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kraftin-Kimmie-Stamps Just show up at the facebook page THIS AFTERNOON and come ready to party!

Come hang out with us on Sunday, April 14th at 1pm EST where you can chit chat with Kraftin' Kimmie and some of the AMAZING Krafty Girls And you can chat with each other and get to know some other Krafty fans!! We'll share pics of some of the new April stamps and sets that will be going LIVE on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps shop at 2:30pm EST that afternoon!
Join in the chatter, answer some fun trivia questions and YOU could WIN some new rubbah!!! 'Cause that's what it's all about, no?

So tell your honey to watch the kids, grab some yummy snacks and make plans to hang out with the Krafty Girls on SUNDAY!!!!! See YOU there!!!! 

Now to my card.  I used the adorable Jack and Jill stamp for this one.  It was perfect for an Anniversary card, which I needed for some very close friends in England.  It was their 45th., which you can see I put on the card.  I used some Prima 'Jack and Jill' papers, punched out some flowers using the papers and used Gable Green and Groovy Guava cardstock, finishing off with some Groovy Guava ribbon.  Jen and Mike have received the card and were very pleased with it, I'm glad to say.



Now let's get hoppin' and shoppin'!!  Have fun everyone!!


Diana