Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Birthday Blog Hop With The Krafty Girls!


The Krafty Design Team have all got together to celebrate Diana's birthday with a blog hop!  To most of us she is known as NANA but to Kimmie it's MOM!

Dear Diana!
Birthdays are for celebrating.
Each and every birthday is a reminder
to enjoy life to the fullest,
be grateful for what we have,
celebrate with the people we love…
and of course, eat cake!
Happy Birthday Diana!

Here's a list of the krafty girls so that you can follow along with the blog hop.  Please join us in wishing Diana the best birthday ever!  Thanks for stopping by!



Friday, May 26, 2017

Krafty Komeback With Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

It's time for a Krafty Komeback!
As you know, lots of the rubber stamp sets from Kraftin'Kimmie Stamps have long since been retired and are not available for purchase anymore. Well, Kraftin' Kimmie has decided to switch some things up and rerelease a few of your faves in clear!  Today we're announcing a new one!


This GORGEOUS spring stamp set features one of our most popular images from artist Annie Rodrigue!  It's sweet little ....... DANDY LION!
This is such a gorgeous design that's perfect for friendship creations, thinking of you cards and lots more! 
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 DANDY LION is NOW AVAILABLE!
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!

I was so happy to see this stamp brought back because she's so beautiful!!  Of course, I coloured her with Copics!!  The designer paper is from the Echo Park - Once Upon A Time paper pad.  The gorgeous frame is a die from Spellbinders called Decorative Eight Labels.  I used the oval die to cut her out.  Then I finished the card with some ribbon!!

Challenges:
 
Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 20 Anything Goes.
Crafty Friends - #58 Summer Colors.
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.
Tuesday Throwdown - #344 Anything Goes.
Crafty Creations - #342 Anything Goes.
Crafty Gals Corner - # 124 Two or More Designer Papers.
Penny's Paper Crafty - #330 Anything Goes.
Aud Sentiments - #180 Anything Goes/Sentiment.
Crafting From The Heart - #160 Anything Goes.
Creative Moments - #118 Anything Goes.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

MAY KRAFTY SCRAPPIN' (ANYTHING BUT A KARD) CHALLENGE!

Hi there!  We've fallen a little behind with this challenge, but now it's time to once again get SKRAPPY! This challenge is for ANYthing but a Kard!
You can create ANYthing your little heart desires as long as it's NOT a card! Calendars, bookmarks, pocket pages, traditional scrap pages, holiday gifties, planner pages, tags... you get the picture! Come play along with us each month and let's get some of those photo's out of boxes and on to something creative and fun! You will have a whole month to play along and you can play as many times as you like! Here are a few things to remember...

 THIS MONTH'S THEME: ANYTHING GOES!!!

1. Create ANY scrap page, Project Life Layout or pocket page cards, altered item, etc. JUST NOT A CARD!
2. MUST be a NEW creation (created on or after this post date)
3. MUST use Kraftin Kimmie Stamps to be entered in to the drawing.
4. You have a month to play, enter AS MANY TIMES as you'd like!
5. PRIZES?  Once we've reached 5 entries, we draw a random winner (winner will be drawn at the close of the challenge)!
6. You have until Monday, June 26th at 12:00 pm Eastern to get your entries in.
7. Be sure to also share your creations on our Krafty Friends Facebook page.
 
 

I saw these cute little party favours on the YNS blog and thought I'd give them a try using the Darling Dragons and Unicorns and Rainbows stamps.  I was surprised how fast these were to make and put together.  These are perfect for the little ones birthday parties!  I used the Snips & Snails paper from Doodlebug and K & Company designer paper.  Also a small tag die, some ribbon and straws.  Some of them have enamel dots and some have glitter dots. 



I coloured the dragons and pony's with Copics and them cut them out.  The dragons have little clouds behind them which were done with a die from YNS. 
I hope you'll play along with us this month!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges:

The Crafter's Café - #173 Birthday.
Alphabet Challenge - E For Enchanted Creatures.
Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 20 Anything Goes.
Crafty Catz - #371 Anything Goes.
Allsorts - Week 416 Happy Birthday.
Pile It On - #130 Animals or Spring Garden.
Ribbon Girl - May Any Image/Ribbon.
Crafting From The Heart - #160 Anything Goes.
Dream Valley - #156 Things With Wings.
The Crazy Challenge - #249 Birthday.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Spring Challenge With Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!


Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and this weeks theme is Spring!
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!
Did you see the MAKE YOUR OWN SALE over at the KKS store! In honor of the long weekend in Canada (Victoria Day), Kimmie is offering a 20% off coupon code! Use code QUEENVICKY to get 20% off your entire order (excludes NEW category).
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  of SPRING as a starting point for your creation!

It's a fun theme this week and I've went with the stamp Minnie Maisie and Me! This is such a fun stamp to color.  Once I finished coloring the image I cut it out....by hand....took a bit of time!!  I stamped on some trees for the background.  The fence and road are dies from Lawn Fawn.  I added a few flowers and a sentiment to finish it off.  This stamp speaks spring to me....especially having a blast on the bike!  Enjoy your weekend!

Challenges:

Addicted To Stamps And More - #242 Make Your Mark.
Crafting By Designs - You're So Special.
Crafty Gals Corner - #123 Flowers.
Creative Moments - #118 Anything Goes.
Fab N Funky Challenge - #351 Create A Background.
Inspiration Destinations - #128 Anything Goes.
Penny's Paper Crafty - #329 Anything Goes.
Aud Sentiments - #180 Anything Goes/Sentiment.
Through The Purple Haze - #125 Anything Goes.
Simply Papercraft - #46 Anything Goes.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday Challenge With Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

 
Hi!  It's time for another Wonderful Wednesday Challenge with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and as always the theme is Anything Goes!!
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 and it must be a NEW creation! 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!
 

Today for my card I've used the stamp set Blessings Of Peace and the sentiment is from the stamp set Party Animals!  I've been practicing with coloring with pencils and am quite happy with how this one turned out!  The designer paper is from the doodlebug - Snips and Snails paper pad.  I've used a bit of twine, some flowers, a border punch and a fishtail die to finish it off!  Have a great week!

Challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - #477 Dies and Punches.
Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 19 Anything Goes.
Creative Fingers - #130 Anything Goes.
Crafting With Friends - #43 Anything Goes.
Crafty Catz - #370 Anything Goes.
The Corrosive Challenge - May Anything Goes.
Crafty Cardmakers - #188 Anything Goes/Sentiments.
Artistic Inspirations - #179 Anything Goes.
Crafting From The Heart - #159 Anything Goes.
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS RELEASE DAY HOP!

 
The MAY Release is NOW available at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
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!
First up is a BEE-you-tiful bug set from our new artist, Melissa Baker-Nguyen!! It's called BUGS & KISSES!
Next is a set by Krafty Girl Design Team Member, Jasmine Turandar and it's called SUMMER AVIVA!!
Then we have TWO sets by artist Cheryl Grant!
We're down on the farm with COW'S IT GOING? and JUST CHICKEN IN!
Lastly we have TWO absolutely magical new MERMAID sets from artist Annie Rodrigue! It's FLORENCE FINBOTTOM and SANDY SEAWATER!
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 May 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!
**SUPER SECRET KRAFTY KLUB!**
Don't forget that you only have until MONDAY to get your order in for the Secret Klub set!!
Feel free to order the secret set plus any new sets or extra goodies and I'll ship everything together this week!  Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin!!
 

First off  I want to wish all the Krafty Mother's in blogland a very HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!  I hope you're all spoiled!!
So, I went a bit different with this card.  I coloured as usual the boy and cow with Copics but I used Pencil Crayons to colour the dog.  I'm just starting to learn how to use Polychromos pencils from Faber Castell.  I am really enjoying it so far!  The designer paper is from the Lawn Fawn - Perfectly Plaid Fall paper pad.  The banner is a die from La-La-Land and the fishtail is from YNS.  The fancy heart is a die from SSS. 
I hope you have enjoyed all the beautiful projects this week by the Krafty Crew and the Guest Designers!  Have a great day!!

Challenges:

Deep Ocean - #154 Anything Goes.
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.
Little Red Wagon - #393 Punny Projects.
The Paper Shelter - #293 Love Is In The Air.
Colour Crazy - Week 19 Anything Goes.
Crafting With Friends - #43 Anything Goes.
Crafty Catz - #370 Anything Goes.
Crafty Creations - #341 Anything Goes.
A Gem Of A Challenge - #194 Spring Fever.
My Time To Craft - #345 Masculine.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS SNEAK PEEKS - DAY FOUR!

 
Welcome Day FOUR of the MAY Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
Today is the final day of peeks and the release party is this afternoon at 2pm EST on Facebook! Our final sets are by artist Annie Rodrigue!  We've got TWO mermaids for you! First up is FLORENCE FINBOTTOM!
 
 
The second one is SANDY SEAWATER!
 
 
Each set features a GORGEOUS new mermaid image plus two coordinating sentiments!
I hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes this afternoon beginning at 2pm EST!! You can come hang out with the 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'!
 

The mermaids for this release are absolutely gorgeous!!  I had a blast coloring them with Copics.  The designer paper is from the Kaiser Craft - Mermaid Tails paper pad.  That paper is beautiful!!  I thought this stamp deserved some stunning lace with ribbon and a mermaid charm!  The die is from Spellbinders and it's called Diamond Essence.

Challenges:

Die Cuttin' Diva's - #316 Mother's Day or Feminine.
Crafting By Designs - Fantasy.
Crafty Gals Corner - #122 Bling.
Inspiration Destination - #127 Anything Goes.
Penny's Paper Crafty - #328 Anything Goes.
The Crafter's Café - #172 Feminine.
Crafting With An Attitude - #27 Anything Goes.
Crafty Girls Creations - #36 Anything Goes.
4 Crafty Chicks - #350 Celebrate Women.
Cardz 4 Galz - #47 Add Some Texture.

Friday, May 12, 2017

KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS SNEAK PEEKS - DAY THREE!

 
Welcome to Day THREE of our May Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
What's springtime like down on the farm?  Lots of FUN according to these kiddos and animals! Here are TWO new sets from artist Cheryl Grant! First is COW'S IT GOING!
It features a large main image, an extra little puppy pal and four fun sentiments!


The second set is JUST CHICKEN IN!  How sweet are these? There's a main image featuring Lexi feeding her chicks (with a lending paw from her kitten), and two additional animal images with a mother hen and a gorgeous pony and there's four coordinating sentiments!


You will see both of today's sets 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!


ALL SIX of the 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 hang out with all our krafty friends! Hope to see you there!
 
 
Hi!  This is another fun set for multiple uses!  The designer paper used is from the Lawn Fawn - Perfectly Plaid paper pad.  The fence and fishtail are dies from YNS.  I used Copics to colour the images and then finished it off with a button and twine!
 
Challenges:
 
Crafty Friends - #57 Cute.
Crafting From The Heart - #158 Anything Goes.
Love To Scrap - #97 Anything Goes.
OLLCB - #228 Something With "B". (button)
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Bright Colours.
Deep Ocean Challenge - #154 Anything Goes.
Shopping Our Stash - #302 Buttons.
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.
Addicted To Stamps And More - #241 Anything Goes.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS SNEAK PEEKS - DAY TWO!

 
Welcome to Day TWO of our May Krafty Peek at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
Today we are thrilled to share some gorgeous artwork from one of our amazing design team members Jasmine Turandar and it's called SUMMER AVIVA!
This sweet set features a beautiful main image with a lovely summer dress with lots of folds to colour up and there are also two fabulous coordinating sentiments to go with her!


All the Krafty Team and Guests listed below have lots of beautiful creations to share with you today featuring the SUMMER AVIVA stamp set from Jasmine! You'll see her in so many different colours and designs!! 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 LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday at 2pm EST, so be sure to join us for all the krafty fun!
Happy hoppin'!
 
 
 This is another beautiful new stamp and she looks so sophisticated!!  I coloured her with Copics and fussy cut her out...whew what a job!! 
 

I decided to make an easel card to showcase this gorgeous stamp.  The designer papers are from the Julie Nutting - Belle Vie paper pad.  The Spellbinder die I used to frame the image is the Oval Majesty Die.  The pink background was cut using the YNS Oval stitched die.  The hearts border is a punch from MS.  Then some lace and flowers to finish it off!

Challenges:

Aud Sentiments - #179 Flowers.
Simply Papercraft - #46 Anything Goes.
Colour Crazy - Week 18 Anything Goes.
Crafty Cardmakers - #188 Add A Sentiment.
Crafting From The Heart - #158 Anything Goes.
Love To Scrap - #97 Anything Goes.
Card Mania - #92 Life Is Colourful.
OLLCB - #228 Something With "B". (black)
The Cutie Pie Challenge - #111 Ribbon and Rubber.
Cards Und More - #184 For A Women.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS SNEAK PEEKS - DAY ONE!

 
 
Good morning and welcome to Day ONE of our May New Release Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
Today we are *thrilled* to introduce the very first quirky stamp set from new artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen! We are so excited to add her to the KKS team and can't wait for you to see her unique flair in our new stamp sets!
This first set is perfect for the upcoming months! It's called BUGS and KISSES!
This fun set features lots of cute little bugs, accessory stamps, sentiments and of course a fabulous jar to put them in!


There is a total of THIRTEEN awesome stamps in the set!
All the Krafty Design Team members and Guests listed below have lots of bee-you-tiful designs to share with you today featuring the  BUGS and KISSES 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 LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday, so don't miss it!
Happy hoppin'!
 
 
 
Hi! Welcome to another month of fabulous releases from KKS!!  I love this stamp set!  It can be used for so many projects!  I came across a tri fold card tutorial and thought it would be perfect for this stamp.  It was easy to do and I wanted to make it look like the bugs were finally escaping from the jar!
 
 
The front of the card is a shaker card filled with micro beads.  I used designer paper for the lid. The paper is from the Doodlebug - Spring Things paper pad.  It was perfect for the bottle.  Once you open the card you see all the bugs flying away towards freedom!
 

This is a picture of the card laying flat.  I added a bit of ribbon behind the sentiment to help pull the card open and up.  Cute eh!!  I colored the bugs with Copics and cut some of them out.  Some were stamped right on the card stock and then coloured.  The stitched rectangle, grass and clouds are both dies from YNS. I made the flowers using an MS mini flower punch and a die for the stem and leaves from Impression Obsession.  Then I added a little ribbon and some gum drops to finish it off!
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

Challenges:

Aud Sentiments - #179 Flowers.
Cute Card Thursday - #476 Anything Goes.
Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 18 Anything Goes.
Crafty Catz - #369 Anything Goes or 5 Of Something. (flowers, bugs)
Crafty Friends - #57 Cute.
Addicted To Stamps - #147 Flowers and Butterflies.
Crafty Cardmakers - #188 Add A Sentiment.
Artistic Inspirations - #178 Anything Goes.
Crafting From The Heart - #158 Anything Goes.
Love To Scrap - #97 Anything Goes.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge - Buttons!


Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and this weeks theme is Buttons!
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!
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! Remember these specials end when the weekend does!
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 12th at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in!


I've used another one of the images from the Hoppy Friends stamp set for my challenge card.  I've colored the images with Copics and used the no lines colouring technique.  The paper is from the Doodlebug - Sweet Things paper pad.  I used the YNS Stitched Square Frame Die to frame the image.  The flower button is from Doodlebug.  Then I added a little grey twine to finish it off.
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

Challenges:

Glitter N Sparkle - #237 Flower Power.
Artistic Inspirations - #178 Anything Goes.
Crafting From The Heart - #157 Anything Goes.
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.
Crafty Creations - #340 Anything Goes.
Crafting By Designs - May Anything Goes.
Creative Moments - #117 Anything Goes.
Penny's Paper Crafty - #327 Anything Goes.
Crafting With An Attitude - #27 Anything Goes.
Crafty Girls Creations - #36 Anything Goes.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday Challenge With Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

 
It's Wonderful Wednesday time and as always it's Anything Goes!! We hope you can play along!  Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!
There's another Super Secret Krafty Stamp Club! This time it's an ANNIE set! This is your chance to get a BRAND NEW stamp set earlier than everyone else!
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 and it must be a NEW creation! 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!


 
 
Hi!  My card for this weeks Wonderful Wednesday challenge features the Hoppy Friends stamp set.  I did a very simple card and I also did the no lines colouring technique with my Copics.  I don't do it very often but I really like the look of an image without the bold black lines!1  The designer paper is from t he Doodlebug - Easter Express & Bunnyville paper pads.  I used the YNS stitched rectangle die to frame the image and the Puffy Clouds die for the clouds.  Thanks for taking the time to stop by and have a great week!!
 
Challenges:
 
Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 17 Anything Goes.
Crafting With Friends - #42 Anything Goes.
Crafty Catz - #368 Anything Goes.
Creative Fingers - #129 Anything Goes.
Fussy N Fancy Fridays - #186 Anything Goes.
Artistic Inspirations - #178 Anything Goes.
Crafting From The Heart - #157 Anything Goes.
Love To Scrap - #97 Anything Goes.
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes.
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.