Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday Challenge!

 
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!!
There are only a few of the Halloween & the Holiday Kard Kits left... get yours before they are gone!
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 October 6th at midnight! 
 

I'm still in the Christmas spirit and getting a great head start on Christmas cards!  I've used the newly released "Made By Elves" stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  If you haven't heard KKS has switched over to Clear Stamps! 
Each month we have a sketch you can use to enter our challenges and I have used September's sketch for my card.
 
I've colored the image with Copics and did a little doodling around the edge of the image.  I love the off the edge technique which I did using the Spellbinder round and scalloped dies.  The designer paper is from the Echo Park - The Story Of Christmas paper pad.  The snowflake is a Doohickey die and the smaller snowflake is a MS punch.  The center of the snowflake is a large brad that is part of The Story Of Christmas accessories.  Finally, the corner die is by Cuttlebug.

Challenges:

Crafting With Friends Challenge - #7 Anything Goes.
Creative Fingers Challenge - #94 Anything Goes.
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Traditional Christmas.
613 Avenue Create Challenge - #143 Anything Goes.
Fairytale Stamper Challenge - #58 Anything Goes.
Craft Your Passion Challenge - #281 Anything Goes.
Crafting From The Heart Challenge - #79 Anything Goes.
Artistic Inspiration Challenge - #141 Anything Goes.
Die Cuttin' Diva's Challenge - #235 Anything Goes.
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge - Anything Goes.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Saturday Challenge - Circles!

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  This weeks theme is Circles!
Have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends Facebook 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!!! While you're shopping, be sure to grab YOUR Super Sized Holiday Kard Kit!
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 you 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 October 2nd 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!!
 
 
My card today features the stamp set "You're So Cool".  I've also used the September sketch!  I love sketches!  They're a great place to start when designing a card.  My image is colored with Copics and then framed using the round Spellbinder dies.  The designer paper is from the Doodlebug - Sugar Plums paper pad and the enamel dots are also by Doodlebug.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
 
Challenges:
 
613 Avenue Create Challenge - #142 Anything Goes.
Crafting From The Heart - #78 Anything Goes.
Craft Your Passion - #280 Anything Goes.
Love To Scrap Challenge - #62 Anything Goes.
A Snowflake Challenge - #6 Christmas/Winter.
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Christmas/Festive.
Addicted To Stamps - #163 Holidays.
Inspiration Destination - #52 Anything Goes.
Aud Sentiments - #141 Christmas.
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.
 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS RELEASE DAY HOP!

 
It's CLEARLY a special day!! We're so excited because it's FINALLY our SEPTEMBER RELEASE DAY at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! We're releasing all the new CLEAR stamp sets we've been previewing all week and we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP, and our Limited Edition HOLIDAY Kard Kit!!!
Over the last few days we have shared lots of wonderful creations in our Krafty Peeks featuring all the new stamp sets from each of our artists for the CLEARLY HOLIDAY September Release!     First off we shared a gorgeous sets of holiday sentiments from artist, Becky Pearce called THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS! Then we showed a sweet set of carolers by artist, Cheryl Grant called ANGEL VOICES! Next came those magical helpers from artist, Emilie Goulet called MADE BY ELVES!  Lastly we showed you THREE new sets from artist Annie Rodrigue called HOLLY JOLLY, FROSTY FRIENDS and HOLIDAY STYLE!
You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our September Krafty Hop! When you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new CLEAR stamp sets are NOW available!! Also don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new September stamps at a discount!! But only for a limited time!
PLUS the limited edition HOLIDAY KARD KIT is also available now and it features a special stamp set called NO PEEKING! There are only so many available, so be sure to scoop one up!
There are only 50 kits available and once they are gone, that's it....sold out! You can find all the information about this kit, what's inside, your shipping options etc., in the special event page RIGHT HERE!
We've also got lots of new goodies in the shop including new paper pads, enamel dots, etc from companies like Simple Stories, Kaisercraft, American Crafts, Doodlebug and more!  There are also restocks of EZmount, inks, poster paint pens, liquid applique, Wink of Stella brushes etc.!
Now let's celebrate with our NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!
 

This is another sentiment from "The Magic Of Christmas" sentiment set.  I chose to make a easel card using a Spellbinder die for the shape.  The paper is from the BoBunny - Blitzen Collection paper pad.  The tag is also by Spellbinders.  Then a little lace and a poinsettia flower to complete the card.  I hope you have enjoyed this month's new release!


I would also love to share with you my card I made using the supplies for the Holiday Kard Kit from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  This adorable stamp called "No Peeking" is a limited edition only available, at this moment, with the Kard Kit.  You can find all the information here.
 

Challenges:

Crafting With Friends - #6 Anything Goes.
Simply Papercraft - #13 Anything Goes.
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Die Crazy.
Crafty Girlz Challenge - #7 Anything Goes.
Inspiration Destination Challenge - #51 Anything Goes.
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - #245 Bow and/or Christmas.
Simply Create Too - #94 Early Holiday Wishes.
Aud Sentiments Challenge - #140 Anything Goes.
Crafty Girls Creations - #4 Anything Goes.
Crafting From The Heart Challenge - #77 Anything Goes.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS SNEAK PEEKS - DAY FOUR!

 
Did you enjoy yesterday's peeks....so cute, right?? We are back with Day FOUR of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps SEPTEMBER KRAFTY PREVIEWS and they are CLEARLY amazing!
Today we have a THREE new holiday sets by artist, Annie Rodrigue!! I think you'll agree that they are all wonderfully festive!! The two 4x4 sets are called FROSTY FRIENDS and HOLLY JOLLY! The larger 4x6 set is called HOLIDAY STYLE! YULE find so many krafty creations on today's hop featuring all of the new images and sentiments!! 

I hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes TONIGHT beginning at 6pm EST for our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!

I used the "Holiday Style" stamp set for my card.  I love all three of the stamp sets by Annie Rodrique, but this girly set spoke to me!!
I chose to make this Christmas card in non-traditional colors to keep it girly!  The images are colored with Copics.  I also added Shabby Blue Frantage behind the images.  The designer paper is from the Fancy Pants - Winterland Paper Pad.  The snowflake is a Magnolia Doohickey die.  I used the Memory Box - Petal Party flower die for the center of the snowflake with a Doodlebug brad. 

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Die Crazy.
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Die and Why. (Snowflake because I love winter).
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #329 Bling.
In The Pink Challenge - #78 For A Friend.
Crafting For All Seasons - #110 Layer It Up.
Crafty Gals Corner - #37 Anything Goes.
Moving Along With The Times - Hats and Scarves.
Inspiration Destination Challenge - #51 Anything Goes.
Creative Fingers Challenge - #93 Anything Goes.
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - #55 Anything Goes.

Friday, September 18, 2015

KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS SNEAK PEEKS - DAY THREE!

 
Hey everyone!! Welcome back to day THREE of our SEPTEMBER Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! We are back today with more holiday creations to share with you and all of our brand new CLEAR stamp sets plus our Super Sized Christmas Kard Kit will be released on Saturday night!

Today we are sharing a SUPER cute set of stamps by artist Emilie Goulet, featuring three MAGICAL elves! They are decking the halls and baking up a storm! The set is called MADE BY ELVES!! This fun set includes THREE main images plus THREE perfectly coordinating sentiments!! They are ADORABLE!!!

Be sure to join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes on SATURDAY beginning at 6pm EST!! Hope you can come hang out at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!
  
Another lovely set of Christmas stamps!!  I've colored the image with Copics and used the Spellbinder Ovals and Decorative Labels Eight to frame the image.  I also add a little doodling around the image.  The designer paper is from the Midnight Frost Paper Pad by Bo Bunny.  The brads are by Doodlebug and the snowflake is an MS punch.  The thick twine is by Maya Roads

Challenges:

Crafty Friends Challenge - #14 "B" Is For? (blue)
Artistic Inspirations - #140 Anything Goes/Magic.
Addicted To Stamps And More - #162 Make Your Mark.
Crafting For All Seasons - #110 Layer It Up!
Crafty Girlz Challenge - #7 Anything Goes.
Penny's Paper Crafty - #245 Bow and/or Christmas.
Creative Moments - #77 Anything Goes.
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Die Crazy.
Die Cuttin' Diva's - #223 Fun With Puns!
Inky Impressions - #274 Fancy Corners.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS SNEAK PEEKS - DAY TWO!

 
Hey everyone!! Welcome back to day TWO of our SEPTEMBER Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! All of our brand new CLEAR stamp sets will be released on Saturday night!! Are you excited? Are you coming to the party!
The super sweet stamp set that we're previewing today is from artist Cheryl Grant and it's called ANGEL VOICES!  It features our fave kiddos, Lexi, Lulu and Lucas, plus a couple of their furry friends and they are going caroling!!! The set also include a star accessory stamp plus two sweet sentiments!

I hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes on Saturday night beginning at 6pm EST!! Hope you can come hang out with all the Krafty Girls at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!
  
When I saw this stamp set I knew I had to create a scene with all three kids and their pets!  I first started with the sky.  I used Tumbled Glass distress ink for the color of the sky and then I used a Stencil by Simon Says Stamp called Falling Stars.  The tree was made with the MS fern punch and then I added some Diamond Dust for the sparkle.  The snow was created with liquid applique.

Challenges:

Crafty Friends Challenge - #14 "B" is for? (bow)
Crazy Hazelnut Christmas - #246 Festive Trees.
Sweet Stampin' - Make A Scene.
Glitter N Sparkle Challenge - #154 Starts With "G" (green tree).
Use Your Stuff - #191 Stencils.
Inky Chicks Challenge - #56 White Christmas.
Papertake Weekly - Animal Magic.
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.
A Snowflake Promise Challenge - #5 Winter/Christmas.
Craft Your Passion Challenge - #279 Anything Goes.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS SNEAK PEEKS - DAY ONE!

 

It's here, Day ONE of our Sepember Krafty Peeks for the NEW Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  Today we are introducing you to our NEW CLEAR STAMPS!
You'll still be able to get all of our hundreds of previously released stamps as rubber but going forward, the new goodies will be made of the highest quality of photopolymer! We've been keeping this news a secret for months but we've been playing with the new stamps, testing them out and having a blast!! We couldn't be happier with the quality and beautiful stamped images we've gotten and we know you'll love them too!
Today we are kicking off the new release, which just happens to be our HOLIDAY release, with a GORGEOUS new set of sentiments by artist, Becky Pearce! It's called THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS and not only are the words so beautiful but the combination of different fonts is sure to make your holiday cards stand out!

The set features EIGHT amazing sentiments that can be used as the focal point of your creations or they can be an addition to another image!
ALL of our CLEAR September stamps PLUS a Limited Edition Super Sized HOLIDAY Kard Kit (you can find out more on the kit event page HERE) will be available on Saturday night at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!!
Be sure to join us for an hour of celebrating the new stamp sets, fun and prizes on Saturday evening at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!
 
I loved these sentiments!  They are so versatile as a stand alone or they can be used as the sentiment for the inside of your card.  I used the September sketch for my card.  The designer papers and enamel dots are from "The Story Of Christmas" paper pad and accessories by Echo Park.  The thick twine is by Maya Roads. You'll see the new stamps in action and featured in today's blog hop with the Krafty Girl Design Team!!

Challenges:

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #328 Christmas.
Crafting With Friends - #6 Anything Goes.
Creative Fingers - #92 Anything Goes.
Simply Papercraft - #13 Anything Goes.
613 Avenue Create - #141 Anything Goes.
Crafting From The Heart - #77 Anything Goes.
Craft Your Passion - #279 Anything Goes.
Inky Chicks Challenge - #56 White Christmas.
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.
A Snowflake Promise - #5 Winter/Christmas.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Saturday Challenge - Sympathy.

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! Today we have an extra little something up our sleeves! We are releasing our NEWEST Sentiment set, SINCERE SYMPATHY!!! This set was designed by our own Becky!
 
Have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends Facebook 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!
I've got Two fun things to tell you! First, in celebration of this weekends Koffee Krop, Miss Kimmie is putting all stamps on sale for 20% off!  All you have to do is use the code KOFFEE when you check out! The sale starts Saturday morning and ends Sunday night!  FINE PRINT... when using the code, please only have stamps in your order.  If you'd like to also order non-stamp items, please place a 2nd order for those items.  Second, are you playing along with Kimmie & the Krafty Girls at the Koffee Krop? You don't have to be at the event just join us on the Event Page for some fun chatter & challenges with prizes from some great sponsors!
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! 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!!
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 September 18th at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in!


My card today uses the Lost and Found - Breeze paper pad.  I decided to do some sewing around the edges of both the card and the sentiment.  Behind the sentiment is some cheese cloth.  The fancy butterfly is a die by Memory box and the small butterfly is a MS punch.  I used the antique linen distress ink on the butterflies and the spellbinder die framing the sentiment.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!!

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Use A Stamp.
Aud Sentiments Challenge - #140 Anything Goes.
Crafty Girls Challenge - #4 Anything Goes.
Southern Girls Challenge - Layer It Up.
Inspiration Destination Challenge - #50 Anything Goes.
Addicted To Stamps And More - #161 Anything Goes.
Fab 'N' Funky Challenge - #272 Shabby Chic.
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - #244 Anything Goes.
The Paper Shelter Challenge - #218 Charming.
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Wings.
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - #147 Floral Embellishments.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday Challenge With Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

 
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!!
Are you going to come and party with Kimmie and the Krafty Girls?? The Krafty Koffee Krop is this Saturday! Click on the link for times and details! Stay tuned for more information on the new Christmas Holiday Card Kit!!! Be sure to LIKE the Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Krafty Friends Facebook page to keep up with exciting stuff!!! Don't forget peeks start in 1 WEEK!!!!!!!!!! 
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 September 15th 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!

 
My card features the stamp set "You're A Scream".  Instead of using the image for Halloween I decided it would be a great image for a birthday card for a child.  I have colored the image with Copics and layered it using the round Spellbinder dies.  The designer paper is from the Carta Bella Circus Party paper pad.  The Birthday Flag is a La-La-Land die. 

Challenges:

Simply Create Too - #93 It's A Special Occasion.
All Sorts - Lots of Layers.
Crafty Friends - Use A Sentiment.
613 Avenue Create - #140 Anything Goes.
Glitter N Sparkle - #153 Anything Goes.
Craft Your Passion - #278 Anything Goes.
Love To Scrap - #61 Do A Double take!
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.
Tuesday Throwdown - #261 Anything Goes.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge - Use A Tag!

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  This week's theme is to use a "Tag".  You will have until September 11th at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in for this challenge!
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 Facebook 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! Not only are there add extra goodies on sale, but it's also extended through Monday!  Happy Shopping!
 

My card today has a tag featuring another girly stamp by KKS called "Natsuko".  I colored the image with Copics.  The Asian designer paper I've had for years!  I've been patiently waiting to use it!!  I kept the card simply because I wanted the stamp and tag to be the focal point! 

Challenges:

Crafting With An Attitude - #7 Anything Goes.
Inspiration Destination - #49 Anything Goes.
Creative Moments - #76 Anything Goes plus Sentiment.
Fan-tastic Tuesday - #101 Anything Goes/Cute.
Clear It Out - Anything Goes.
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes.
Craft Your Passion - #277 Anything Goes.
Crafting From The Heart - #75 Anything Goes.
Artistic Inspiration - #139 Anything Goes.
Crafty Catz - #291 Anything Goes.
Creative Fingers - #91 Anything Goes.