Saturday, March 25, 2017

There's always a silver lining...

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
This Week's challenge is CLOUDS!!!!!!!! 
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!!!
Frugal Friday Specials are up!! 4 super cute sets are 40% off!! The sale ends on Sunday (or while supplies last)... Happy Shopping!
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! 
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 March 31st at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in!
So here's my take on the cloud challenge..... ready???? 
This set is called "Make a Splash!" and is one of my absolute favorites of all time!  Coloring all of those petticoat layers is so much fun.  It gives me plenty of time to just check out and color.... I love it!  I used R85, 83 and 81 to color them.  The yellows were Y17,15,13,10, and 00, her hair is BC59, E37, 25 and 33.  I used like 5 colors on the water along with two different wink of stella pens to get that shimmer. The papers are from Doodlebug of course and the pop dots are Echo Park Summertime. The dies I used are from Gina Marie. 
Ok Krafty People..... 
Pull out those fabby stamps and play along! Have some krafty fun and join us this week!!

Friday, March 24, 2017

It's comeback time!

It's time for a Krafty Komeback!!!
As you know, lots of our rubber stamp sets have long retired and are not available for purchase anymore. Well, we've decided to switch some things up and rerelease a few of your faves in clear! ...And today we're announcing a new one!
This wonderful stamp set features one of our most popular images from artist Annie Rodrigue! She looks so relaxed soaking in that sumptuous bubble bath!!! 
OMG she's so much fun to colour! And what a fabulous set to remind our friends and family to take time for themselves and to RELAX!
The Krafty Krew design team members and guests listed below have created some fabulous creations to inspire you so be sure to hop around and check it out in action! Then hop on over to the Krafty Shop because BRIGITTE is NOW AVAILABLE!!!
This weekend will also be your last chance to scoop up the MARCH Gimme Kimmies Kit with ALL our NEW Release stamp sets together and at a discount!
It's also Frugal Friday and we've got FOUR of our fabulous sets on SALE 40% OFF! But only for the weekend and only while supplies last! So be sure to check them out!
OH and don't miss out our fun SPRING KRAFTY KROP this weekend!!! Join us on the Krafty Friends facebook group from 9am-5pm EST for challenges, videos, prizes and lots of krafty fun!!
Ok, so are you ready to see my Kreation?  Here's Brigitte: 

I colored her up with my trusty Copic markers and added bright papers from my scrap bin.  I wanted to try a different fold, so I went with a gate fold this time.  I found a few wooden accents in my embellishment bin and thought they went perfect with Brigitte.  I colored her hair in wild colors because she looks to me like a girl that has lots of personality! He he he! 

Ok, Don't forget to hop around and check out all of the amazing Krafty Kreations!!!!! Have a great weekend!!! 

Happy hoppin' and shoppin'!!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Anything With Wings

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
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!!!
Frugal Friday specials are UP!!! Every Friday Kimmie puts a handful of stamps on sale, but it only lasts through the weekend!! This is a great way to build up your collection and save some $$$!
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! 
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 March 24th at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in!
Pull out those fabby stamps and play along! Have some krafty fun and join us this week!!

Okie dokie.... with all of that business out of the way..... the challenge this week is "Things with Wings!"  I thought to myself that this would be a super fun challenge and immediately went for one of my fairy stamps..... you, YOU KNOW ME TOO WELL FOR THAT!!!!!!!  So, I promptly put Rosie fairy back in her place and I tapped my fingers on my desk thinking.... thinking... thinking..... well, I guess it's time to put away the stamps from this months' release..... and we all know that my OCD demands that I alphabetize my stamps... so as I was labeling them... I noticed that the new Hoppy Friends happens to have some sweet little birdies in it.... and birds have wings!!!! OMG I need a cup of coffee and I need to get coloring..... coffee, ohhhh ANGIE!!!!!!! ......and then a card was born.... well the idea for one.... here's how It came out. 
I went with a St. Patty's day theme here as well and I made it into a shaker card.... because, well, yeah, why not?!?!?!? I used AngieHoppy Friends, and the sentiment is from the new Tweetie Birds set. 

Ok, I've talked your ear off enough, Hope you make a card with us and play along this week!  Happy Krafting!!!! 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wednesdays are Wonderful!

It's Wonderful Wednesday time!! We hope you can play along!! As always....it's ANYTHING GOES!! Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!!
The March Release stamps are available NOW in the Krafty Store!! A couple of sets are selling out quick!!!
Today is your last day to order your Super Secret Krafty Klub stamp set!
Have you hung out with us for a Kolour Along yet? Well if you've missed any, or want to go back and see one again you can view them at any time on the KKS Friends FB page! Click on VIDEOS.
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 item....you name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until March 21st 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!!
So, who else is excited for Beauty and the Beast coming out on the 17th?  I'm losing my mind over here!!!!! Naturally, I decided that my Wonderful Wednesday card HAD to be Beauty!!!! 

I used a few DSP from Bo Bunny because I wanted that vintage and soft feel to the card.  I used a sponge and "Vintage Photo" and "Tea Dye" Distress inks to age the edges of the papers.  The flowers are mostly Wild Orchid with a few others from the Recollections line.  I colored Beauty with my Copic Markers, of course! 

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!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

It's hop day!!!!!!!!

Woohoo!!! It's finally here!!!
The March Release is NOW available at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!
ALL of the SIX new clear stamp sets that we've been sharing all week are now up in the krafty shop and we're celebrating with a Krafty HOP!
So grab a nice hot beverage, (I recommend a large, hot, sweet coffee... just sayin')sit back and relax while you hop around and enjoy all the amazing creations from the Krafty Design Team and Guests!!
First up we super sweet new spring set by artist Emilie Goulet! We have TWEETIE PIES!
Next we shared cute and chubby little dragons from artist Becky Pearce!!! It's called DARLING DRAGONS!!
Next we shared TWO outdoorsy sets from artist Annie Rodrigue!!!
First up is ADVENTURE MOM....

and FOREST BACKGROUND!
Last up are TWO more sweet spring sets from artist Cheryl Grant!  First we shared.....BLESSINGS OF PEACE!
and HOPPY FRIENDS!!!
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 they are ALL available NOW!
And if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our March 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 decided to use Adventure Mom for my card.... because, well..... we all know how much I love Annie stamps! he he he! I used some papers from the Doodlebug "Happy Campers" 6x6" paper stack. I also used some Echo Park "summertime" enamel dots and a length of yellow netting that I accordion folded and then fanned out. I colored Adventure Mom up with my Copic markers on Express-it coloring stock.
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Mom Hair: E59, E37, E25, E33
Baby Hair: E13, YR12, YR23, Y13
Shirt/Socks: R81, R83, R85
Jumper and sleeping bag: BG49, BG45, BG10
Baby carrier: B99, B97, B95, B93
Pants: E55, E53, E50
Walking Stick: E79, E77, E71
Shoes: W7, W5, W3, W1
Backpack: YG67, YG63, YG23, YG06, YG11
Eyes: G00, B12, Y17, E35, C3, C1, 0
And... are you sitting down?  I pulled out my sewing machine and actually stitched a frame!!! Gasp!!!! I know, this is getting all crazy here huh? he he he! 
Ok, back to business...... 
**SUPER SECRET KRAFTY KLUB!**
Don't forget that you have until the 15th to get your order in for the Secret Klub set!! The only clues I'm giving you for this set are 1) it's a set by artist Cheryl Grant and 2) the theme is....outdoors!!! 
Feel free to order the secret set plus any new sets or extra goodies and I'll ship everything together after the 15th!
Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin!!


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Hoppy Friends!

Welcome Day FIVE of the March Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
Can you believe that the awesomeness just keeps on comin'!!?
Today is the final day of peeks and the release party is this morning at 11am EST! We've got a second set from artist Cheryl Grant! It's called HOPPY FRIENDS!!

This sweet set features two main images of some super fluffy bunnies! It also comes with several smaller fun images plus FIVE awesome sentiments!
It's also challenge day and our hostess is Krafty Girl, 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 March! 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?? 
Okie dokie, so here's my card for your inspiration.... 
I found a piece of paper from a graphic 45 stack that I thought would be a soft and vintage sort of feel for this fuzzy little guy.  I stamped him with versamark ink and embossed him with black detail embossing powder.  I then made a frame using dies and matted him with kraft paper.  The background paper is from a stack that I bought a hobby Lobby, but I can't remember the name. I used some satin ribbon to tie a simple bow and a handful of roses, buds, and leaves from Wild Orchid. I think he's perfect for Easter, or just any springtime card. 
I hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes this morning beginning at 11am EST!! You can come hang out with me and Krafty Team at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!
All of the Krafty Krew and Guests listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps! 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 today!
Happy hoppin'!

Friday, March 10, 2017

The Lion and the Lamb

Welcome to Day FOUR of the March Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
Today we have a beautiful stamp set from artist Cheryl Grant and I think you'll agree...it will make your heart roar!!
It's called BLESSINGS OF PEACE!

This sweet new set features a lovely lion and his lamby pals!!! It features two main images plus three sweet sentiments! Such a perfect spring set that can be used for so many things...even a sweet baby card!
You will see today's set in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs! You'll see the list of Krafty design team members and Krafty Guests below and be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop!
Here's my little lion and lamb card for you today:
Aren't they jus the sweetest?  I colored them up with my Copic markers and placed them on Kraft and Doodlebug papers.  I just adore them!  

ALL SIX of the new March clear stamp sets will be released on Saturday morning! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release party beginning at 11am EST! Come join us to help celebrate the new release, check out lots of krafty kreations, have a chance to win some prizes and hang out with all our krafty friends! Hope to see you there!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Who's Up for an ADVENTURE?!?!

Welcome back to Day THREE of our September Krafty Peeksat Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
Are you lovin' the new release so far? We are only half way through!! This is going to be a super sweet springtime release....you have no idea!  ;)
Today we are sharing TWO AMAZING new stamp sets by our incredible artist, Annie Rodrigue! I know a lot of you have been waiting for a new BACKGROUND stamp set....and here it is!


First is ADVENTURE MOM!
Such a fabulous stamp set featuring today's active momma with her new little bundle of joy! She's a busy gal!
And doesn't Adventure Mom go perfectly with the new FOREST BACKGROUND stamp set?!!
SO many of our fabulous stamp sets will pair up with this amazing set!
So; would you like to see what I created with these two AMAZING sets? 
Ok, we all know how much I love Annie stamps right?  Well, Adventure Mom is no different, I just ADORE her and her cute little cherub here.  I decided that I was going to try and work with black and white and sepia tones.  I used a bunch of E series copic markers, ok well... 7!!! Yeah I used 7 markers in all!  I did this to show everyone that you don't need a bunch of markers to achieve something neat and also to do the "no lines" coloring technique.  For the background, I used W0,1,3,5,7,9 and the colorless blender pen!  That's it!  Can you believe all of the different shades that you can make?  Super cool!!! The paper I used is from the Doodlebug 6x6" stack called "Happy Campers" and the tree dies are from Tim Holtz. 
Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday morning at 11amm EST! We'll be checking out ALL SIX new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of springtime fun!
All the Krafty Team and Guests listed below have lots of joyful designs to share with you today featuring the
ADVENTURE MOM and FOREST BACKGROUND stamp sets! Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! The winner will be announced at the shop so don't miss it!
WOOT, WOOT!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Kraft Peeks Day 2!

Welcome to Day TWO of our March Krafty Peeks  at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

We've got a super sweet stamp set to share with you today! This one is from artist Becky Pearce and it's called DARLING DRAGONS!
These chubby little dragons are ready for some magical creations! The set comes with several main images, lots of cute accessory stamps and four fabby sentiment stamps for a total of FIFTEEN stamps in the set!

You'll see the new stamps in action and featured in today's blog hop with the Krafty Krew and Guest!! Their links are below and be sure to leave some love at each stop ecause one lucky stamper from all the comments this week is going to WIN a gift voucher to go shoppin'! 

I chose to make a shaker card today!  I mean, these adorable little dragons needed something fun to play in right?  Why not a bunch of sparkly sequins?!?!?!  The rainbow polka dotted paper is from doodlebug "Take note" 6x6 paper pad, and the sequins are just a mix I made from my extensive collection of sequins! I used 2 pieces of acitate to put that little orange dragon and all of his sequins between and create the "shaker."
Copics used: 
Purple: V09, V15, V17, V0
Pink: R85, R83, R81
Orange: R32, R24, R02, YR02
Green: YG63, YG06, YG23, YG11, G20
ALL of the new March stamps will be available on Saturday morning at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! Be sure to join us on facebook for an hour of celebrating the new stamp sets, fun and prizes on Saturday at 11am EST at our  LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!
Come hang out with the Krafty Girls and me!!
Happy kraftin'!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

What a little Tweetie Pie!

It's release week!!!!!!!

Welcome to Day ONE of the March Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Today we're going to knock your socks off with a super sweet set of lovely ladies from artist Emilie Goulet!  It's called TWEETIE PIES!!!
I'm super excited to share this one because.....some of you have seen it already! That's because it was the Super Secret Krafty Klub stamp set for January!!! So those who preordered it already have it in their inky little fingers!
I used DSP from Doodlebug "Happy Camper" 6x6 pad.  I just adore this piece of paper so I colored this sweet little girl to match the paper.  I made a gate fold card, which is something that I NEVER do, but I just love how it turned out! Of course I used my copics to color her up, ties a little bow with some bakers twine and used some enamel dots also from Doodlebug.  I hope you love it as much as I do! 
This adorable set features two main spring themed images plus four fabulous coordinating sentiments!
Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday morning at 11am EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the SIX new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!
All of the Krafty Krew design team members and Krafty Guests listed below have lots of sweet designs to share with you today featuring the TWEETIE PIES stamp set! Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! The winner will be announced at the party so don't miss it!
Happy hoppin'!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

OMG! I'm on the DT!

Guess what?!?!?! I was asked to become a permanent DT member for KKS!!!! I can't even explain how elated I am!!!!!
So..... this Saturday challenge is my very first challenge as a Krafty Girl! Wooohoooo!!!!

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!!!
Frugal Friday specials are up!! These sets are on sale, but only for this weekend!! Happy shopping!
OH!!! Guess what?! Guess what?! Guess what?! PEEKS START NEXT WEEK!!!!! EEEEEEPPPPPP! Yeah, we're kind of excited around here! lol (It's going to be my first release as a DT member! Woohoo!!!! <--- any="" are="" ecause="" going="" i="" it="" like="" m="" me="" nbsp="" not="" of="" off="" p="" s="" saying="" sick="" so="" soon="" sure="" things="" this="" time="" to="" ware="" yet="" you="">
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! 
Ok, so this week's challenge is all about the boys! So I decided I'd go with the "You're my hero" set because both images are guys, and the "Sincere Thanks" set as well.  Here's my First Krafty Kreation as an official KKS DT Member!  (eeekkkkkk!!!)  
I simply used white card stock and a Key embossing folder from the Paper Studio.  The keys are little silver charms I found in the bottom of my craft bin (seriously, I didn't even know they were there!) The little circle clip is one that Kimmie sent to me with some Krafty Goodies. I used my Copics to color up this little deputy.
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, E13
Hair: E31, E25, E37, E59, BV59
Shirt/Hat: E55, E51, E31
Pants: YG69, YG64, G99, G11, G20
Accessories: 100, W9, W7, W5, W3

Ok, there's my card, I hope that it inspires you to get Krafty too! (Ok, now stop whistling the theme from the Andy Griffith Show, I know that he totally looks like Barney Fife! Ha ha ha!!!!)
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 March 10th at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in!
Pull out those fabby stamps and play along! Have some krafty fun and join us this week!!

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