Saturday, January 27, 2018

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge - Love/Hearts!


Welcome to this week's Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge and the day of love is quickly approaching. This is a perfect time to make a card and/or project so that we can tell people that we LOVE them! So our challenge this week is LOVE and HEARTS!!
Keep in mind, all entries are welcome but you must use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp in order to win.
Each Saturday we post a new challenge and you can enter as many times as you like!  Each submission during the month will enter you into the monthly prize which will be a $40 gift voucher to spend in the krafty shop!
Be sure to hop on over to the Krafty Shop this weekend because our FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS are up with FOUR of our amazing stamp sets on 40% OFF! Plus we've got a bunch of fabulous sets back in stock!  We've opened the KRAFTY VAULT and brought back a guy stamp set, called SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT in red rubber for a limited time only!
 
 
 
My cards today feature stamps from the Happy Thoughts stamp set.  The designer paper is from K & Company.  The hearts are dies from SSS called Small Heart Doilies Dies.  Then I added a couple of flower brads and a paper doily to finish the cards.  Very quick to put together.  Here are a couple more pictures of each card.
 


Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! 

Challenges:

Dream Valley - #171 Love.
Penny's Paper Crafty - #364 Anything Goes.
Inspiration Destination - #142 Anything Goes.
Crafty Creations - #359 Anything Goes.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Layer It Up.
Aud Sentiments - #195 Anything Goes.
Crafting With Friends - #59 Anything Goes.
Crafty Catz - #401 Anything Goes.
Creative Fingers - #142 Anything Goes.
Fussy And Fancy Fridays - #204 Fussy and Fancy.


Friday, January 26, 2018

Smells Like Teen Spirit Stamp - Re-Release from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

The Krafty Vault has been opened again and Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is bringing back one of our most requested rubber stamp sets! And it's all about the BOYS!!


Our fabulous teen boy stamp set, SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT is BACK IN STOCK! This rad set is rated A for awesome and comes as completely unmounted pre-trimmed natural red rubber!
The set comes with three main guy images plus a fun selection of coordinating sentiments!  There are only a FEW of each available right away so hop on over and grab your set!
Since you're already shopping, don't forget about the FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS that are up in the shop! A selection of FOUR of our fabulous clear stamp sets are 40% OFF but only for the weekend! Happy stampin'!


What a fabulous set of stamps for those hard to shop for teen boys!   So perfect for birthdays and all kinds of celebrations!
My image was coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils.  The sentiment 'Happy Birthday' is a die from SSS.  I finished the card off with a few enamel dots. 
Have a great week!

Challenges:

Crafting From The Heart - #191 Anything Goes.
Shopping Our Stash - #338 Birthday.
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.
Tuesday Throwdown - #376 Anything Goes.
Penny's Paper Crafty - #364 Anything Goes.
Crafty Gals Corner - #157 Anything Goes.
Addicted To Stamps And More - #276 Anything Goes.
Crafty Creations - #359 Anything Goes.
Creative Moments - #135 Anything Goes.
Dies R Us - #89 Kids Kards.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Krafty Skrappy Challenge - Anything But A Card!

Welcome back to another month of Skrappy Fun with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and where we challenge YOU to make Anything BUT a Card!
For this challenge you can make anything you want except for a card! So that means bookmarks, gifts, scrapbook pages, journal art, planner pages, tags, boxes...pretty much anything that includes a krafty stamp!
You have all month long to play AND you can enter as many times as you like! Just make sure to include a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp and make sure it's a NEW creation! As soon as we have at least five entries, we'll be giving away a PRIZE!  One lucky krafter will WIN a $20 gift voucher to the krafty shop!
You have until Tuesday, February 20th at midnight EST to enter you creation on the KKS blog!
Also be sure to share your creations on the Krafty Friends Facebook page because we LOVE to see your stuff!
Check out some incredible inspiration from the Krafty Design Team below, then join us for all the fun!!


Hi everyone!!  Welcome back to our first Krafty Skrappy Challenge for 2018!  I've decided to try my hand at creating an Art Journal Page.  I have used the stamp set Merry and Bright Birdies for my page.  Of course, while I was working on this page I completely forgot to write down exactly what I did.  Let's hope I can remember....lol. 
So I am using a Moleskine Journal and both sides of the page.  I applied gesso to the pages and let it dry.  Then I used a combination of Distress Paint colors.  I believe I used Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans and Broken China.  Once this was dried I added some stamped grunge backgrounds using Salty Ocean distress ink.  I dried this off and then completely covered my page with Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium and let it dry. 
For the edges I used the negative of a snowflake die and Embossing Paste.  Then I made a branch and using the collage medium pasted it to the page.  I also used the medium to cover the branch.  Then I used Faber Castell Big Brush pens to colour the branch.  Once I cut out the birds (which were coloured with Copics) I glued them down to the branch again using the collage medium.  I used the embossing paste to add the snow to the branches.
The snowflakes are dies by Paper Smooches and Magnolia Doohickeys.  I finished it off by stamping on the sentiment which comes with the stamp set. 
I got the idea for this page from Vicky Papaioannou.  I love her YouTube videos!  She has inspired me to try this medium! 
Although I still have a lot to learn, I have to say that I had so much fun creating this layout.  I am hoping to improve with each page I create. 
Have a wonderful week and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my blog!

Challenges:

Aud Sentiments - #195 Anything Goes.
Cute Card Thursday - #513 Something Fun.
Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 2 Anything Goes.
A Gem Of A Challenge - #211 Cool In Blue.
Artistic Inspirations - #192 Anything Goes.
Crafting From The Heart - #191 Anything Goes.
Die Cuttin' Diva's - #353 Snowflakes.
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.
Try It On Tuesday - Fire and Ice.
Tuesday Throwdown - #376 Anything Goes.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS CHALLENGE - SUMMER!


Welcome to this week's Krafty Challenge!  For those of us with winter weather, we're sick of all the cold! So let's do a SUMMER CHALLENGE!
Create a card, scrapbook page, altered item etc. with a SUMMER theme and submit your design for your chance to WIN! You have until Friday, January 26th to enter this challenge on the KKS blog! Keep in mind, all entries are welcome but you must use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp in order to win.
Each Saturday we post a new challenge and you can enter as many times as you like!!! And each submission during the month will enter you into the monthly prize which will be a $40 gift voucher to spend in the krafty shop!


We've also got a brand new sketch for your inspiration for January!  Using the sketch is not mandatory but it's a little extra help to put your card or project together!


My card today features the stamp set Sandy Toes and guess what....it is currently on sale!!  I used distress oxides to create the background.  The colours I used were Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Fossilized Amber, Salty Ocean and Peeled Paint.  Then I splattered the background with some water.  The image was coloured with Polychromos pencils and then cut out and popped up on the background.  I added the sentiment and then some YNS Enamel Dots. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!!

 Challenges:

Fashionable Stamping - Anything Goes.
Crafting From The Heart - #190 Anything Goes.
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.
Penny's Paper Crafty - #363 Anything Goes.
Crafty Gals Corner - #157 Anything Goes.
Fab 'N' Funky - Girly!
Inspiration Destination - #142 Anything Goes.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Add A Sentiment.
Sunny Day Crafting - C is for Color It.
Creative Moments - #134 Anything Goes.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS RELEASE DAY HOP!


It's here! Today we are celebrating the  amazing release of ALL of our  NEW January Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
ALL FOUR new sets are NOW available in the Krafty Shop!
So let's have a big happy hop around the design team blogs and check them all out in action!
First up is STACEY SLAPSHOT...then our sweet FURRY ANGELS!
Next up is the fabulous GIRL POWER...and lastly the stunning HAPPY THOUGHTS!
ALL the new sets are available NOW individually BUT if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our January Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all FOUR of the new sets together and at a discount! But only for a limited time and while supplies last!
ALSO did you hear about our Krafty Guest Designer call? You can read all the details over on the Krafty Friends Facebook page! We hope you enter.


For today's hop I decided to use the stamp Girl Power and create a Tag.  There are quite a few layers to this tag.  I first started with a Large tag and then cut it down to the size I needed. I added a piece of designer paper and then added gesso behind the image and around the edges.  The image was coloured with Copics and then cut out.  The heart is part of a die by SSS called Small Heart Doily.  There is also some lace behind the image.  I finished the tag by adding some flowers and pink gems.  I love the sentiments that come with this stamp set!
Here is another picture of the tag.


Thanks for dropping by and have a great day!!

Challenges:

Creative Knockouts - #228 Anything Goes.
Cute Card Thursday - #512 Something New. (tag and stamp)
Moving Along With The Times - #62 Flowers.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use Pattern Paper.
Crafty Gals Corner - #156 Anything Goes.
Creative Moments - #134 Anything Goes.
Inspiration Destination - #141 Anything Goes.
Colour Crazy Challenge - Week 2 Anything Goes.
Crafty Catz - #399 Anything Goes.
As You Like It - Anything Goes.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS SNEAK PEEKS - DAY FOUR!


Welcome back to our FOURTH and FINAL Day of our January Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
Today we have an absolutely GORGEOUS new sentiment set by artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen and
it's called HAPPY THOUGHTS!


This set comes with EIGHT fantastic and uplifting larger sentiments! You can use these beautiful stamps as the main focal point of your card or as an addition to a card with a fabulous image! Think of the possibilities!
Check out this amazing set in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs today! 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 EVERY DAY to the krafty shop!


I hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes this afternoon beginning at 1pm EST at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY! 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!


Also, don't forget about our WINTER KRAFTY KROP going on all day today on the Krafty Friends Facebook page! 


Hi!  It's always great to have a supply of sentiments on hand especially when you're looking for something different and these stamps fit the bill perfectly!!  I decided to make a set of cards using each one of the eight different sentiments.  This was done very quickly and great to have a batch on hand for emergency's.  I used Washi tape and then scored three lines on either side of the tape.  After that I just added the sentiment and it was finished.  Quick and easy!! 
I hope you have enjoyed our sneak peeks and I look forward to seeing you at the online release party!!  Have a great day!

Challenges:

Addicted To Stamps And More - #274 Clean And Simple.
Crafting By Designs  - (Wishi) Washi Tape.
Crafty Creations - #358 Anything Goes.
Crafty Gals Corner - #156 Anything Goes.
Creative Moments - #134 Anything Goes.
Inspiration Destination - #141 Anything Goes.
Penny's Paper Crafty - #362 Anything Goes.
Stampavie - #297 Something New. (stamp)
4 Crafty Chicks - #385 No Winter Blues.
Creative Knockouts - #228 Anything Goes.

Friday, January 12, 2018

KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS SNEAK PEEKS - DAY THREE!


Welcome back for Day THREE of the January Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
Now today's set is going to be on everyone's list because TEEN sets are SO hard to find! And not only is this one AWESOME but it's also totally encouraging and empowering for our young girls!
This set is from artist, Emilie Goulet and it's called GIRL POWER!


This set comes with two main images plus SIX fabby sentiments!
You will see this awesome 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 $10 gift voucher to the krafty shop EACH DAY this week!!


Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends Facebook page! The winners will be announced at the party so don't miss it!


Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party tomorrow afternoon at 1pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the FOUR new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!


We've got a fabulous Winter Krafty Krop running all day on Saturday on the Krafty Friends Facebook page with challenges, prizes and lot of fun so we hope you can join us! The fun starts at 10am Est. If you can't join us during the day, the challenges will be open for a full week so everyone has a chance to WIN!

Hi and welcome back to day three of peeks!  Such fun stamps to preview today!!  This one was coloured with Copics.  I decided to go with lots of layers for this card.  The paper is from my stash and I'm sorry buy I can't remember by which company.  I added a doily, lace, ribbon and white pearls to finish the card off.  Thanks for stopping!

Challenges:

Artistic Inspirations - #192 Anything Goes.
Crafting From The Heart - #189 Anything Goes.
Dream Valley - #170 Anything Goes.
Crafty Sentiments Designs  - Anything Goes.
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.
Tuesday Throwdown - #374 Layer It Up.
Alphabet Challenge - "U" Use 3 Of Something. (Pearls)
Crafty Girls Creations - #43 Anything Goes.
Crafty Creations - #358 Anything Goes.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use Pattern Paper.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS SNEAK PEEKS - DAY TWO!


Welcome to Day TWO of our January Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
We all have lost furry friends over the years and know friends and family who have also been through such a devastating ordeal. It's hard to know what to do in these situations but I think sending a sweet handmade creation with warm thoughts and hugs is so helpful, and so we have the new FURRY ANGELS stamp set!


This sweet set features both a dog image and a cat image plus several heartwarming sentiments for your creations.
You will see these adorable images 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 $10 gift voucher to the krafty shop EACH DAY this week!!


Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends Facebook page!
The winners will be announced at the party so don't miss it!


Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 1pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the FOUR new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!


Hi! Aren't these two stamps so adorable!!  The sentiments that go along with the stamps are perfect!  This time I coloured the images with Faber-Castell pencils.  Then I used various colours of Distress Oxides to create the sky along with a Lawn Fawn puffy clouds border.  I added sequins, Shaped sprinkles and black twine to finish the cards off.  Enjoy your day and the rest of the hop!

Challenges:

Colour Crazy - Week 1 Anything Goes.
Allsorts Challenge - Week 449 Something New. (stamp)
Artistic Inspirations - #192 Anything Goes.
Crafting From The Heart - #189 Anything Goes.
Dream Valley - #170 Anything Goes.
City Crafter - Week 394 Love or Hearts.
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes.
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.
Try It On Tuesdays - My Favourite Things. (distress oxides)
Tuesday Throwdown - #374 Layer It Up.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS SNEAK PEEKS - DAY ONE!



Welcome to Day ONE of our first release of 2018 at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
Today we're kickin' off the party with an amazing winter set by artist, Annie Rodrigue! It's called STACEY SLAPSHOT!


This strong girl stamp set comes with one large main image and FIVE awesome sentiments!
Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a $10 gift voucher each day this week to the krafty shop! Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends Facebook page! The winners will be announced at the party so don't miss it!
Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 1pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the FOUR new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!


PLUS we've got a fabulous Winter Krafty Krop running all day on Saturday on the Krafty Friends Facebook page with challenges, prizes and lot of fun so we hope you can join us! The fun starts at 10am est but don't worry! If you can't join us during the day, the challenges will be open for a full week so everyone has a chance to WIN!


Happy New Year all!!  What a beautiful stamp to start off the KKS year with!!  I coloured the image with Copics and then cut her out.  The paper is from the Pink and Main - Frosty paper pad.  The dies I used are the Stitched Oval and Small Tag die from YNS.  I finished the card off with a few sentiments and then some purple/white twine.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - #384 Anything Goes (dies/punches).
As You Like It - Anything Goes.
Crafty Girls Creations - #43 Anything Goes.
Creative Knockouts - #227 Celebrations.
Cute Card Thursday - #511 Anything Goes.
Alphabet Challenge - "U" Use 3 Of Something. (sentiments)
Brown Sugar - #274 Birthday.
Colour Crazy - Week 1 Anything Goes.
A Gem Of A Challenge - #210 Happy Anything.
Crafty Friends - #74 For A Girl or Lady.