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