Saturday, May 28, 2016

Summer Theme Challenge - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!


Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and this weeks theme is SUMMER!
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!
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!
Have you ever wanted to be a Krafty Guest? Well now's your chance!  Click on over to the Krafty Friends Group and read up on the details on how YOU can be a Karfty Guest!
Frugal Friday specials are UP!  Remember these specials end on Sunday evening, so get shopping!
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 June 3rd 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!!


A fun summer theme challenge this week with KKS!  I've used the "A Bit Smart Assy 2" stamp, which is perfect for this challenge!.  I'm really getting use to using the no-line technique coloring with Copics and starting to really like it!  The designer paper is from the Fancy Pants - Summer Sun paper pad.  The sun, bucket/shovel, ball and sentiment are dies from YNS.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you can join us this week!

Challenges:

Glitter and Sparkle Challenge - #189 Anything Goes.
Artistic Inspiration - #157 Anything Goes.
Crafting From The Heart - #113 Anything Goes.
Craft Your Passion - #313 Anything Goes.
Incy Wincy - Touchy Feely Texture.
Cards Und More - #159 Lots of Colour.
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes.
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.
Inspiration Destination - #87 Anything Goes.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Saturday Challenge #332 Animals - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

 
Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and this weeks theme is Animals!
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!
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!
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!


Another fun challenge this week!  Who doesn't love making cards with animals!  My card features Mermaid Friends.  I had a great time coloring her with Copics and fussy cut it out.  The background was done with distress inks to create a watercolor effect.  The colors used were Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, Mowed Lawn and Mustard Seed.  I used the YNS Stitched Rectangle Die, Marianne Designs Leaf and Flourish die and Impression Obsession Flower die.  The designer paper is from the Fancy Pants - Summer Sun paper pad.  I used gold embossing powder for the sentiment.  I really love how the water colored background looks!

Challenges:

7 Kids College Funds - #152 Anything Goes.
Inspiration Destination - #86 Anything Goes.
Penny's Paper Crafty - #278 Anything Goes.
Through The Purple Haze - #102 Under Water.
Crafty Girls Creations - #19 Anything Goes.
Crafting With Friends - #21 Anything Goes.
Simply Papercraft - #29 Anything Goes.
Crafty Catz - #325 Anything Goes.
Brown Sugar - #199 Anything Goes.
Fussy And Fancy Friday - #164 Dies and/or Punches.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday Challenge With Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

 
 
It's Wonderful Wednesday time and we hope you can play along with us this week!  As always it's ANYTHING GOES! Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!
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 May 24th 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! Let's see your krafty stuff!
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!
 

This cutie is from the "Made With Love" stamp set.  I have colored the image with Copics and then used the Stitched Round and Square dies from YNS.  The paper is from the Doodlebug - Hello Sunshine paper pad.  The border bunch is from MS and then a paper clip and some ribbon to finish it off! 

Challenges:

Alphabet Challenge - "F" for Furry Friends.
Crafty Catz - #324 Dies and Punches.
Chocolate Coffee and Cards - #109 Just Us Girls.
613 Avenue Create - #176 Anything Goes.
Glitter and Sparkle - #188 Ribbon or Lace.
Crafting From The Heart - #112 Anything Goes.
Craft Your Passion - #312 Anything Goes.
Love To Scrap - #78 Anything Goes.
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.
City Crafters - Week 312 - Pretty Pink and Pastels.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS RELEASE DAY HOP!


It's finally here!  The RELEASE of our MAY 2016 clear stamp sets!
We've released ALL SIX of the new clear stamp sets that we've been previewing all week and we're celebrating with a FIN-TASTIC krafty HOP! So grab a nice hot beverage and put your feet up because you will need a few relaxing minutes to enjoy all the underwater fun by our design team!
There are THREE new sets from artist Annie Rodrigue
called SERENA SPARKLES, TREENA TWINKLES and a fabulous new background stamp set called THE OCEAN!


We have a sweet new set from artist, Cheryl Grant called KEEP SWIMMING!
We've got a splish splashy new set from artist, Emilie Goulet called MERMAID FRIENDS!
And lastly there is an adorable new set of WHALE-Y cute underwater friends from artist Becky Pearce called OCEANS OF LOVE!
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 ALL of the new stamp sets are NOW AVAILABLE!
   

I kept this card very simple!  I stamped the image and sentiment with clear ink and then embossed it with White embossing powder.  After I applied distress ink to get the water color effect.  I used Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint, salty Ocean, Brushed Corduroy and Ground Espresso.  Then I just layered it with black, white and blue card stock.  Very simple but quite effective!

Challenges:

Crafting For All Seasons - #126 Embossing.
Sisterhood Of Crafters - No Designer Paper.
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.
Inspiration Destination - #85 Anything Goes.
Creative Moments - #93 Anything Goes.
7 Kids College Funds - #151 Anything Goes.
Incy Wincy - Clean And Simple.
Craft Your Passion - #311 Anything Goes.
Creative Fingers - #109 Anything Goes.
Aud Sentiments - #155 Anything Goes/Sentiment.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS SNEAK PEEKS - DAY FOUR!

 
 
Welcome Krafty Friends to Day FOUR of our May Krafty Previews! We have a fabulous new bunch of FIN-tastic stamps to share with you!
Today we are previewing a sunny new set of images and sentiments by artist, Becky Pearce! Check out all the adorable underwater stamps in this set called OCEANS OF LOVE!
There are so many sweet little images that you can put together and mix and match to create amazing scenes! Plus six kraken coordinating sentiments for a total of TWENTY ONE amazing stamps!


You'll be able to check out lots of inspiration using the new set from our amazing Krafty Girl Design Team plus a couple of fabulous guests in today's blog hop! Below you'll find links to all the gorgeous creations and while you're visiting the blogs, be sure to comment and leave some love for our designers because one lucky krafty person is going to WIN a gift card to the shop!
All of our new May clear stamp sets will be released this afternoon! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party beginning at 2pm EST! Come join us to help celebrate the new release, check out lots of krafty kreations, have a chance to win some prizes and just have some fun! Hope to see you there!  Happy hoppin'!
  

When I got my hands on this adorable set by Becky Pearce called "Oceans Of Love" I couldn't stop creating with it!!  I made a shaker card for today's release.  I think they look so sweet colored in pink and that bow is perfect!!  The paper is the back ground is from the Under The Sea paper pad by Doodlebug.  The frame is a die from YNS - Stitched Squares.  I stamped the sentiment on vellum and then added a button by Doodlebug.  So much fun!!

Challenges:

Creative Fingers - #109 Anything Goes.
Penny's Paper Crafty - #277 Anything Goes.
Ruby's Rainbow - #129 Use Transparent Element.
Stampavie And More - #262 Animals.
Inspiration Destination - #85 Anything Goes.
Craft Your Passion - #311 Anything Goes.
Aud Sentiments - #155 Anything Goes.
Southern Girls - Anything Goes.
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - #109 Just Us Girls.

Friday, May 13, 2016

KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS SNEAK PEEKS - DAY THREE!

 
 
Welcome Krafty Friends to Day THREE of our MAY Krafty Previews! Are you ready for another amazing day of May krafty peeks! Have you been enjoying all the underwater creations so far?  Today we are sharing previews featuring a set that I KNOW will make a splash! We're so excited to share the new set of fin-tastic images by artist Emilie Goulet called MERMAID FRIENDS!!
The 4x4 clear stamp set features two beautiful mermaids with their wonderful friends PLUS five awesome sentiments! They're such fun!


You'll be able to check out lots of inspiration using the new set from our amazing Krafty Girl Design Team and Krafty Guests in today's blog hop!
All of our new May clear stamp sets will be released this week-end! Be sure to join us on at the LIVE Online Release Party beginning at 2pm EST! Come join us to help celebrate the new release, check out lots of krafty kreations, have a chance to win some prizes and just have some fun! Hope to see you there!
Happy hoppin'! 
 

Here is another incredible set of mermaids!!  This release is gorgeous don't you think!!  As always I have colored the image with Copics.  I used Salty Ocean distress ink around the image.  The paper is from the Graphic 45 - Voyage Beneath The Sea paper pad.  The dies used to frame the image is called Triple Tear Die by Spellbinders.  I added a little glitter to the tail. 

Challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers - #163 Pearls or Gems.
Dream Valley - #131 Ribbon, Lace and Pearls.
Oh-La-La Creations - #204 Mythical.
The Crazy Challenge - #222 3 Layers or More.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Flowers.
City Crafters - Week 311 Fairytale Land.
Tuesday Throwdown - #293 Thinking Of You!
Creative Craft Cottage - #63 3 Of A Kind.
Creative Moments - #93 Anything Goes.
The Paper Shelter - #248 Lace It Up!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS SNEAK PEEKS - DAY TWO!

 
 
Welcome Krafty Friends to Day TWO of our May Krafty Previews!
We've got lots more fabulous previews for you today featuring lots of inky inspiration from our amazing design team and guests!
Today we are sharing another adorable underwater set,  this one by artist, Cheryl Grant! The set is called KEEP SWIMMING! It features our cute kids Lucas and Lulu having some splish splashy fun with some underwater friends! There are FOUR main images PLUS FIVE fabby sentiments for a total of NINE awesome stamps in the set!
 
 
All of our new May clear stamp sets will be released on Saturday afternoon! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party beginning at 2pm EST! Come join us to help celebrate the new release, check out lots of krafty kreations, have a chance to win some prizes and just have some fun!
Happy hoppin'! 
 

I had so much fun creating scenes with this adorable set by Cheryl Grant called "Keep Swimming".  The boy and dolphin were colored with Copics and then cut out.  The background paper is from the Anchors Away paper pad by Doodlebug.  The seahorse, starfish, clam shell, rocks, grasses and sand were all dies from YNS.  I created a frame using the Stitched Rectangles also by YNS. 

Challenges:

Simply Papercraft - #28 Anything Goes.
Crafting From The Heart - #111 Anything Goes.
Artistic Inspiration - #156 Anything Goes/Die Cut.
Little Red Wagon - Let's Hear It For The Boys.
Through The Purple Haze - #101 Anything Goes.
Fab 'N' Funky - #304 For A Child.
Cards Und More - #158 Masculine.
Creative Card Crew - #112 Anything Goes.
Die Cuttin' Diva's - #265 Water Safety.
Try It On Tuesday - Spots, Dots and Splashes.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS SNEAK PEEKS - DAY ONE!

 
 
Welcome to the amazing Krafty Peeks for our fabulous new May release of clear stamps!! The theme is UNDERWATER and we are splashin' things off with THREE FIN-tastic new designs to inspire you this month from artist, Annie Rodrigue!
First off, we have a TWO new stamp set featuring BRAND NEW MERMAIDS! They SHORE are beautiful and they are called SERENA SPARKLES and TREENA TWINKLES! And each one features several super cute and funny coordinating sentiments!

 
 

Next up Annie has designed the perfect BACKGROUND stamp set called THE OCEAN to go with these new mermaids and many other summer stamp sets OR to just use it by itself!


All of our new May clear stamp sets will be released on Saturday afternoon! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party beginning at 2pm EST! Come join us to help celebrate the new release, check out lots of krafty kreations, have a chance to win some prizes and just have some fun! Hope to see you there! Happy hoppin'!
  

I can't believe it's time for another fabulous release with KKS!!  Today's release is as gorgeous as ever!  I have colored "Treena Twinkles" with Copics and fussy cut the image out.  I did the background water using Distress Inks.  The designer paper is from the Graphic 45 - Voyage Beneath The Sea paper pad.  The framing is a die from Memory Box called Debutante Frame and Vaudeville.  The orange flowers were made using a die from Impression Obsessions. 
Distress Ink Colors - Scattered Straw, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Chipped Sapphire and Gathered Twigs.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your hop!

Challenges:

Crafting With Friends - #20 Anything Goes.
Crafty Catz - #323 Female Only.
Simply Papercraft - #28 Anything Goes.
Come And Get It - #117 Card For A Woman.
Glitter And Sparkle - #187 One For Ladies.
Card Mania - #80 Flowers.
Love To Scrap - #77 Make It Girlie!
Crafting From The Heart - #111 Anything Goes.
Artistic Inspiration - #156 Anything Goes/Die Cut.
Craft Your Passion - #311 Anything Goes.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge - #330 Layers!

 

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and the theme this week is Layers!
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! This weekend there's an extra HUGE Frugal Friday/National Scrapbooking Weekend sale up to 50% off this weekend only!
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 May 13th at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in!
  

My card today features the stamp "A Bit Smart Assy 2".  I love the facial mask on this stamp!  As you can see there are lots of "Layers" to this card!  I have used Copics to color this image and then cut her out and layered it using the Oval and Scalloped dies by Spellbinder.  The white background was embossed using the Herring Bone folder by Cuttlebug.  The edges were cut using two different MS border punches.  Then a little black hemp cord and a flower button by Doodlebug.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you can join our challenge this week!

Challenges:

7 Kids College Fund - #151 Anything Goes.
4 Crafty Chicks - #297 Sassy Women.
Cardz 4 Galz - #21 Buttons
Southern Girls - #133 Texture.
Through The Purple Haze - Anything Goes.
Alphabet Challenge - E For Embossing.
Crafting With Friends - #20 Anything Goes.
Crafty Catz - #323 Female Only.
Simply Create Too - #108 Ladies Only.
Simply Papercraft - #28 Anything Goes.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday Challenge!


It's Wonderful Wednesday time and we hope you can play along with us this week!  As always it's ANYTHING GOES! Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!
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 May 10th 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! Let's see your krafty stuff!
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!
 
 
I used the May sketch for my card today and the stamp used is called Look For Rainbows
 

I colored the image with Copics and then used Designer paper to paper piece her umbrella.  I also added a bit of highlight to the umbrella with Copics.  The designer papers are from the Simple Stories - Summer Vibes paper pad and BoBunny - Secret Garden paper pad. The dies used on the card are Oval Majesty and Ovals by Spellbinder, and YNS Fish Tail die.  The two punches are both by MS.  Ribbon and flowers complete the card.

Challenges:

Creative Knockouts - #139 Lots Of Layers.
613 Avenue Creative - #174 Anything Goes.
Crafting When We Can - #118 Flowers.
Quirky Crafts - #5 April Showers/Flowers.
Card Mania - #80 Flowers.
Crafting From The Heart - #110 Anything Goes.
Craft Your Passion - #310 Anything Goes.
Love To Scrap - #77 Make It Girlie.
Crafty Sentiments Design - Anything Goes.
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes.