Friday, July 28, 2017

Nerds are BACK!

Ok, ok, ok... those of you who know me well know that I'm a total nerd.  When it comes to a lot of things I completely Nerd out.  But, even in school I was a complete nerd.  I did the homework of most of our high school class over the weekend because they were all out partying and i was cracking the books.  Seriously, I loved it... I knew that I was good at it, so I enjoyed doing it.  Writing papers and solving math equations, learning a new language, it was all just fascinating to me.  So, when Kimmie posted that the Nerd set was coming back, I squealed with delight!
Here's my Krafty Kreation for this awesome little set here:
Ok, so the set is actually called "Smarty Pants" and you can buy it here.
Copics Used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, RV95, R20
Hair: E29, E27, E25, E23, Y21
Hair bow, Tie, Skirt, Socks: BG 75, BG49, BG45, BG15, BG10, BG01
Shirt and socks: C03, C01, C0
Glasses and shoes: 100, W9, W7, W5, W3
Pencil: Y38, Y15, Y13, E53, E31, E50, C3, C1, C0, R85, R83, R81
This card is 6x6” on ivory card stock from Recollections, I also used Graphic 45 “come away with me” DSP and the barn wood piece is from the Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.  The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts and the ruler is from Tim Holtz. The stitched dies are from Gina Marie.

Remember how Kim said that the Krafty Chamber of Secrets was going to be opening this weekend? Well, hold to your glasses kids, because...
We have some of our RETIRED older stamp sets that have been reproduced in high quality red rubbah!!!
A few weeks ago we released the BEACHY KEEN and SEA JEWELS stamp sets and today we are releasing.....
There will be a limited number in stock right away and then we will be taking PREORDERS!

And here are the cards I made to give you a little inspiration:

Of course our brand NEW JULY RELEASE is also available with new clear stamp sets from all of our fabulous artists! This weekend is your last chance to scoop up the July Gimme Kimmies Kit which has ALL the new stamp sets together and at a discount! So scoop it all up while you can, save on shipping because it will all ship together, and totally get your KKS fix all at once! Woohooo!!!!! 

How totally excited are you for this set to be a Krafty Komeback?!?!??! I know I am.  So hop on over to the Kraftin Kimmie Store and pick up your set before they all disappear again! I'm gunna go and grab a cup of coffee, a book, and a seat on my comfy couch.  Tootles! 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wonderful (social) Wednesday

Man alive I spend a lot of time on Social Media... like my phone is permanently glued to my hand and my laptop is always near.  It's nice to unplug every once in a while, but I really miss all of my friends when I do "unplug."  It's just the society we live in today, don't fight it.... it's all gunna be ok.

With all of that being said, I was inspired to use little Miss Social Sally today for my anything goes card for the very last Wonderful Wednesday of the month.  I can't believe that July is gone and August is upon us.  Soon the kids will be going back to school and the grind of the "normal" will be back upon us.  I'm sooooo excited! ha ha ha!

Ok, so here's what I did;
This card is 5x7 and I used The Paper Studios pink textured card stock, the black and white layers are Recollections card stock. The yellow was a scrap, I have no clue what it is! Ha ha ha, just keepin' it real! The DSP is from Echo Park and I Adore it!!! I took the sentiments that came with the Social Sally stamp and inked them and put them inside all of the little thought bubbles. Then the flowers are of course from Wild Orchid Crafts. Gosh I love their flowers! That funky paperclip I got at Wal Mart like 2 years ago, they were on clearance and I thought they were super neat! I colored up Sally with my copic on Express-it blending stock.  Here's the colors: 
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Coat: Y17, Y15, Y13, Y00
Pants: C5, C3, C2, C0
Bench: 100, W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W0
Hair: RV66, RV19, RV06, RV09, RV02
Eyes: B41, B63, B24, B93, G00, BG000

I hope that you totally love this and that it inspires you to join in our Wonderful Wednesday Anything Goes challenge this week! You have precisely one week from today to get your cards entered over on the Kraftin Kimmie Blog, so lets see what ya got! Woohoo!

Ok, I need more coffee, and I gotta find my phone, oh there it is, on my desk, next to my computer.... sheesh.... yeah, I NEED more coffee! hahahaha!  Tootles! 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

I like big cups....

...and I cannot lie, you other brothers can't deny.....
 Ummm.... ok, I better stop right there... he he he! In the interest of not offending anyone I'll cease my singing and go on about the crafting! Probably a good plan huh?

Well, the day is upon us... it's SATURDAY! I sorta HATE Saturdays to be perfectly honest.... I feel lost for things to do and I feel like I gotta entertain my family and be... you know... a productive member of society.  I'm perfectly happy on any given week day, sitting in my craft room, just coloring away and singing along with Maroon 5 or something similar (and by similar I mean something completely random that i'm not going to admit to so I won't put it in writing). On the bright side though, Saturday means another Saturday Challenge over at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps! Now there's something I can get excited about!  So.... Guess what? I'm the HOSTESS this week, meaning that I got to CHOOSE THE THEME! Woot woot! Can ya guess what I chose? Uh huh!
There's been so much buzz lately about all of the older retired KKS images that I thought it would be fun to see ya ya got!  So dust off those old rubbers girls and get to crafting.  Here's the one I chose to use..... (please refer to the song above.... hehehehehe I know ya wanna sing it!) : 
This is normally where i'd list for you the Copic markers that I used to color this image, but I was so excited when I colored it that I forgot to make a note of what I used. so.... immmm... yeah.
The papers are from Doodlebug as are the enamel dots and the coffee cup paperclip.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. 
The ribbon is from Recollections.
The Die I used is from Gina Marie Dies. 
...and the image.... oh that wonderful image is a girl after my own heart, her name is "I like big cups" from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.

Ok, so go forth my crafty peeps and get inking up those retired stamps.  I can't wait to see what you make!  Please be sure to post your creations in the Krafty Friends FB group and don't forget to enter them in the contest on the KKS Blog.  Me? Yeah I'm heard out to get a cup of coffee.... what can I say? I love that stuff! Delicious! Tootles! 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Forget about Christmas in July...

I know, I know, I know... BAH HUMBUG! 
But seriously people, everyone is already doing that Christmas in July thing... we're forgetting something seriously important here.... HALLOWEEN!  I mean, since I was little I've always LOVED Halloween.... but NOT in the "normal" ways.  I am NOT big on candy, don't get me wrong, I love me some York peppermint patties, and I LOVE milky way midnights (OMG YUM), but..... and this is a very large but..... I HATED going out and going Trick-or-treating. Just wasn't my thing.  So, in what was did I love halloween? I'll explain, ...... DUDE..... It's the one day a year that you get to all out dress up for no good reason and spend the entire day as something totally fictional!  How is that not the MOST AWESOME THING EVER?!?!?!?!?!? 

So, with all of that tangent off of my chest... let's get to the card shall we? He he he! So, it's Wonderful Wednesday and that means time for an ANYTHING GOES challenge over at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.  I love anything goes challenges because you can really show off your creativity! Here's the deal... I wanted to take a "Normal" stamp and make it into something totally NOT normal. Behold: I give you..... drum roll..... ANGIE as a COFFEE ZOMBIE!
Copics used: 
Skin: C5, C3, C1, C0 and Colorless Blender
Hair: G99, YG67, G05, YG06, YG13, YG23, and YG00
Bathrobe: V09, V06, V04, V01, V000
Cup and hair clips: R85, R83, R81
Eyes: B28, B32, B12, BV02, C01, C0, colorless Blender, Multiliner .05
Clip and coffee paper from Doodlebug
"Boo!" paper from My Mind's Eye
Purple textured paper from The Paper Studio
Ribbon from Recollections
Okie dokie party people.... go forth and create something awesome.  remember: anything goes! You have until July 31st to enter your card not he KKS Blog and there's a $20 gift card to the shop up for grabs.... so let's see what ya got and enter to win a prize! Woot Woot!  

I gotta go eat some candy now, maybe another cup of coffee, and I'll check ya all later! Tootles! 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

HOP day!

Hip hip hooray, it's KKS July release HOP DAY!!! Awe yeah baby!

So prepare yourself for the crazy amount of amazingness that is about to hit ya today! Woohooo! Hop day is so much fun because you get to see all of the new release in action, I bet you can't wait to get your hands on these awesome stamps!

Well, today, since we all know I'm such a fan of Annie Rodrigue stamps, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to use...... FEARLESS FARRAH!! I think she may be my favorite out of this release.... not that I pick favorites, it's too hard... but it's convent for me to say that she's my fave and that's why I chose to use her or today! hahahahahah Here ya go!!!!
I used some DSP from My Minds Eye that looks like graph paper, I used some ribbon from Leah, and some matte sprinkles from Doodlebug, then i cut her out using Dies from Gina Marie! EEEKKKK!!!! She's just so darn cute!  I even gave her freckles! I mean, come on, she NEEDED some freckles right?  Anyways, I hope that you love her as much as I do and I hope that you have fallen head over heels for this release like I have.  

I'm so happy to have spent this week with you all, and I'm super happy you have left comments along the way.  Did you know that I post nearly every wednesday and saturday? Well, I do, and i'd love it if you'd check out my blog on those days as well.  Also, I have, coming soon, m very own YouTube channel, so there will be more details not hat soon as well! Hooray!  This day keeps getting better and better! 

Oh, yeah it's HOP day too... so here's the links below and all ya gotta do is hop around to the DT and Krafty Guests' blogs and leave a little love.  Hope you have had an amazing weekend and i'll see ya back here on wednesday!  Tootles! 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Day 5 is WONDERful!

Is it really day 5 of Krafty peeks already? Man this week FLEW by! Crazy!
...and to make it even better..... I'm he hostess of the challenge today! Woohooo!!!! How fun is that?
Well, I'm glad that you are back here today because you CANNOT miss this crazy cute set of adorable tiny creatures called.... wait for it..... WOODLAND WONDERS!

Ermergersh!!!!! These creatures are sooooo stinking cute I just wanna squeal! He he he! Ok, so... when I saw them I IMMEDIATELY thought that they would be invading someones' camp site... I mean really... what do little woodland critters do? They are always up to mischief.  So... check this out:
I used my Cricut to cut out the little campground scene and the grass, I colored the little animals on express-it blending stock, then fussy cut them and attached them to the card.

These little guys are so versatile, you can use them in addition to another stamp set, you can make an any occasion card, you can stamp them in your planner, make labels, or bookmarks, ermergersh I have sooooo many ideas for them! You better scoop up a set before they are all gone! For reals! 

Ok, so hop around to the DT and crafty Guests blogs today and leave some love, then hop on over the the Facebook Live party and join in the release Day fun! Here's all the links for the blog, hope you have and awesome day! Tootles! 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Day 4, FRIDAY!!!

We all know what Friday means.... oh way, a little bit of MONKEY BUSINESS!!!!!!! Oh yeah!

So we are almost finished with the Krafty Peeks for the July release at KKS, and it's been a total blast! But this set.... yeah it takes the cake..... well, if it was BANANA cake!!! He he he!
Come on now, how can you NOT smile when you see these silly monkeys?!?!?!

I used the Oval Stitched dies from Gina Marie, and various shades of yellow card stock from various companies. I used some Yellow raffia type ribbon from my friend Leah, and attached it all to a large goldtoned paperclip. He is of course stamped on Express it blending stock and colored in my Copic markers. Then cut out with my trusty Cutter Bee Scissors. 

Ok, so by now you know the drill right? Hope to all the blogs listed below, leave some love for all the Krafty krew, then join us for the party on FB to see if you WON A PRIZE!  So, much fun! Have a great weekend, see ya back here tomorrow for one last peek! Tootles! 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Day 3!!!!

Oh yeah baby, it's day 3 of Krafty Peeks at Kraftin Kimmie stamps! Woohooo.... y'all read for this? I give to you..... duh dun dun duuuuuuhhhhhhh.... Reading Lexi!!!!

Ok, so I got all cray cray and busted out the colored pencils..... gasp, I know! Don't fall off your chair! The papers are for Doodlebug as are the matte colored sprinkles (enamel dots). The ribbon is from Recollections.  This reading Lexi set is so adorable, I just love her little puppy sitting beside her... and.... I just couldn't resist adding that cute little squirrel from the Whimsical Gnomes set. 

Ok, so... hop around all the blogs listed below and don't forget to comment beach one lucky girlie is gunna win something epic from Kimmie at the Live online Release party on FB. Woot woot!  

Here's the list, hop away, leave love, and enjoy your day! Tootles! 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Day 2 of amazing Peeks for KKS

Oh yeah, I just KNEW i'd see ya back here for day 2! Uh huh! Well after the awesomeness that you saw yesterday, why wouldn't you hop around for day 2? Ok... check it out.....
This, my Krafty friends, is Paulina! Isn't she adorable?!?!?!?! EEEeeeeeekkkkkk!!!!!
Ok so as usual I colored her up on some Express-it blending stock and I totally didn't keep track of the markers I used because..... I have a good reason, so hear me out, because..... we all know that I NEVER do pastel colors. So I had no idea whatsoever what I was doing, so I was grabbing markers left and right and using a tiny touch here and there and then blending it out and then grabbing more.  By the time I was finished my entire craft room had exploded, I even had markers on the floor under my desk.  It was a hot mess and it was a ton of fun and i IMMEDIATELY set to cleaning it all up. Ha ha ha! I can tell you that the flowers were all purchased from Wild Orchid Crafts though, does that help? he he he! 

Well, day 3 is going to be super cute, so I better see you beck here tomorrow.  Don't forget to hop around to all the Dt and guest blogs today and check out the amazing things that are posted... seriously.... Paulina has a super badass friend and you've just gotta see her! Leave love on every blog because there will be a lucky commenter who will win an epic prize at the release party on FaceBook.   Ok, that's all from me for now... catch ya tomorrow otay??? he he he 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Crafty Peeks Day 1

Well hello there Krafty people! I suppose you're here to see all of the amazing peeks from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps... well you've come to the right place! Day 1 of peeks is right below...

May I introduce you to..... drum roll please..... SOCIAL SALLY!

I used Copic markers on Express-it blending card stock for the image.
The teal paper is from Recollections and the DSP is BoBunny.
Flowers were purchased from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Seriously though, isn't she just the cutest?  I love her sass and the  image can be used for literally any type of card.  Thinking of you, christmas, birthday, hello, love you.... the list goes on and on and on.  I just can't believe the level of awesomeness here... for reals!  

Ok, so hop on around to all of the DT blogs today and check out, not only Sally, but her friend Bessie, she's a total doll! Don't forget to leave some love at every stop along the way because one lucky commenter is going to win some PRIZES from the Kraftin Kimmie Stamps July Release FB Party! Oh yeah baby! So, stay tuned for more info not hat as well. 

Ok, click all the links below and prepare to be amazed!  Hope ya all have a blast! Tootles! (See ya tomorrow!)

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Sequin Saturday!


Well we all know that Saturdays equal new challenges over at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps... this one isn't any different! DUHHHhhhhh!!!! hehehehe As I'm sure you can guess from the title of this post the challenge this time is "Sequins!" So here's the details.... use sequins yo! No, really, that's it.... you can use them however you want, be they real, or drawn or implied.... whatever's clever!

Here's what I did..... I happened to do a live color along in the Kraftin Kimmie Friends FB group last week, and I wan't sure what to do with the image once i colored it... so I made it into a shaker card and used Sequins as the "shaker" part...... check it out.....

I used some DSP from like eons ago, and it's got velvet swirls on it.... super cool!  The ribbons are again from my friend Leah in Canada! The flowers are all Wild Orchid Crafts and the sequins are from Cartwright.  The image I used is Carly Cupcakes from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps and I just stinking adore her!  

Ok... so the fine print.... here ya go: We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them so you can have a chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop!! Show us your stuff!! In keeping in line with the rest of our challenges (Wonderful Wednesday and our NEW Krafty Scrappy Challenge), we will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card!! You can enter as many times per month as you'd like!!  THE IMPORTANT PART: You will have until July 14th at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in!

Okie dokie, go forth and spread the sequins! Have a blast and don't forget to post what you make, we all wanna see it! Talk to ya soon.... tootles!!!!! 
P.S. Please leave me some love in the comments.... I REALLY appreciate it and i read ALL OF THEM!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Red, white and blue!

Happy Saturday!!!!!  It's also time to celebrate the 4th of July if you live in the USA.  I'm not one for fireworks and all of that stuff, but I'm always ok with a long weekend and time with my family, and by family I mean all the cute Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps images that I have.  They all have names and faces, they are just like family to me.

Today the challenge is Red, White, and Blue! I used the sweet little set called "You're Nifty" and I think little Bobby here is out on a date with little sally to celebrate the 4th of July, what do you think?
We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them so you can have a chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop!! Show us your stuff!! In keeping in line with the rest of our challenges (Wonderful Wednesday and our NEW Krafty Scrappy Challenge), we will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card!! You can enter as many times per month as you'd like!!
Have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends fb group?? It's the best place to keep up with all of the goings on as well as sharing YOUR creations and getting inspired by other Krafty Friends' creations!!!
Will you be joining us today for the Canada Day Crop? Come stamp with the Krafty Girls & Krafty Friends.. there'll be challenges, chatting, giggles, prizes & specials! Click on the link for details on joining in the fun!! 
Now create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp or any other stamp and be sure to use our THEME as a starting point for your creation!!! You will have until July 7th at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in!
I can't wait to see all of the Red, White, and Blue goodness you create this week! Post and share so we can all see!  Have a Happy and SAFE week everyone! Tootles! 

Mixing it up

Hello all, there have been a lot of changes happening in my world, and thus, I haven't been blogging a bunch.  But i wanted to share wit...