Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Mixing it up

Hello all, there have been a lot of changes happening in my world, and thus, I haven't been blogging a bunch.  But i wanted to share with you my very first attempt at mixed media.

Mixed media is a scary thing for me.  I'm a VERY clean person and a very clean crafter.  I think things to perfectly fit in their place and I like them to be organized and linear and every other adjective that means tidy! He he he! I'm pretty sure most of you already know that.  But...... My good friend Leah has been begging me to get into mixed media for a couple of years now, and I finally let her push me off the edge of the proverbial pool.  She has come up with this incredible art journaling program.... check it out.....
So, I figured "what the heck?" and jumped on in.  I'm a week behind as I've been dragging my feet on getting into the mixed media world... but I'll catch up quickly I assume! So, last week was to use the word "Compassion" as your inspiration.... and here's my project:
I started with a bunch of stickers that had motivational type vibes to them, but that also made me think about being compassionate.  Most of them were from MAMBI (from their Happy Planner line) and then I randomly (but very straight) stuck them on the paper.  Then I covered it all with a good layer of White Gesso. I didn't even know what this stuff was, but I knew I was supposed to use it! (Hint: it's actual function is sorta that of a primer. Go figure.) Then I let that dry for a bit, probably not long enough, because they OTHER issue with my crafting is that I'm a "get it done" kind of girl.  .....aaaannnndddddd........ mixed media stuff takes time to dry and layer and all of that.... whew, I'm way out of my comfort zone here.   
THEN, I took a stencil (from Gina Marie Designs) and a palette knife and I used a little texture paste and a little molding paste and I scraped it across the stencil.  Then I repositioned the stencil and did that a few more times.  After that dried a bit, again, not long enough.... then I took some water and spritzed my whole paper and used some Distress Oxide inks and a paint brush and added some color around the white parts to jazz it up.  This time I really did let it dry... and I put it under something heavy so that the page didn't curl up.  
When it was all dry I went to my cookie jar.... yup, cookie jar... but MY cookie jar is filled with flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and I grabbed a fistful and set to making little bunches of flowers all over the page.  i also found some of my little wooden accents, the little arrows, and put them on the page.... lastly..... I colored up the Gemini stamp from Stampin' Bella (which I buy all of from the 7 Kids Crafty Supply Store) and fussy cut them and then adhered them to the page! Done and done!

I'm really pleased with how this came out, especially for my first attempt at mixed media!  Hope you all like it too!  Thanks a bunch for looking!  Have a wonderful week.  Tootles! 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Think Snow!

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!!
Ok, so with our further adieu.... the challenge this week is... SNOW!!!! Let me tell you how stinking cold it is outside right now!  It FEELS like snow, that's for sure!  I'm loving the evenings by the fire, coloring and watching movies with my family.  So this little guy is right in my wheelhouse right now! 
I can't even tell you how much I've used this set this winter.  It's called Shake it up- Polar Bears, and I'm pretty sure I'm earring it out! I just love coloring these little cubs and the looks on their faces are so curious and cute.  I simply added some distress oxide ink and a few sequins to make this very simple card! Eeeekkkk! I adore these polar bears!  Ok, back to business....
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!!!
Have you been tuning in to the 12 Krafty Days of Christmas? Each day we are showcasing the sets released this year, and each day Kimmie is post those sets on sale PLUS Kimmie's giving away a $10 gift voucher EVERYday!!!! Tune in to the Krafty Blog or our FB Friends page for details!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A little Polar Bear

I just love love love love the little polar bears.... oh wait... I'm getting ahead of myself.....

It's WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps!We hope you can play along!!  As always....it's ANYTHING GOES!! Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get crafty!!


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 December 5th 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!!

Ok... now.... I love these little polar bears! he he he!
I made this simple little card for a friend for christmas and it was just too fun.  I colored the Polar Bear with my C5, C3, C1, and B00.  Then I used my Distress oxide ink to make the background on that craft paper.  A quick splash of DSP and a bow and the card was done!  I just love how versatile these little bears are! Love them, I MAY have mentioned that once or twice! hehehehe!

Hoper you all have a wonderful week! Tootles!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Just ELF-ing around.

Hi everyone! Welcome to another Saturday challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
I actually used PENCILS to color this little guy! Eeeekkkkk! I'm so excited.  I used the Faber-Castell Polychromo pencils and I think I fell in love.  I know that this is just the beginning of something fun and new for me, so I hope that you are loving him too! 

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!!!
Kraftin Kimmie's having a Black Friday sale!!! Several stamp sets on sale at 25% - 50% off!!! But you'd better hurry, this sale ends on Cyber-Monday!
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 November 29th at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in!
Pull out those holiday stamps and play along! Have some krafty fun and join us this week!!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wonderful Wintery Wednesday!

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 crafty!!
It's cold outside and that makes me wanna use the sweet little polar bears from Shake it up Polar Bears once more.  I think they like to come out to play when it's cold outside..... So, here it goes....
I used some snowy DSP from The Paper Studio and pink satin ribbon from Recollections.  The sequins are from my collection (yeah, I have A LOT) and a few white Nuvo drops.  The pink haze is worn lipstick from Distress Oxide Ink.  The little bear is colored with my trusty Copic markers! 

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 November 28th 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!! Tootles! 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

TGF Single Layer

It has been a long long long (very long) time since I have entered a challenge over at The Greeting Farm. ..... and since I got new pencils and a new TGF set... I figured what the heck....why not!?!? I surfed on over to their blog and figured out that the challenge was single layer cards...... wow.... seriously?

THIS is really gunna be a challenge for me.... like REALLY challenging!  Those of you who know me know that I layer my cards... A LOT!!! I Love DSP and layers and more layers and then perhaps just another layer..... so... deep sigh.... here I go....

I stamped the Image, colored it in, threw it away, stamped it again, colored it in.... tossed it again.... hehehehe this happened once more and then I got smart... I stamped the Image, Stamped a mask, did the cool Oxide Ink background thing, spritzed it with water, blotted it, let it dry, then set to coloring.

Ok, so pencils are new to me, I have... wait for it... 20!!!! Awe yeah baby! A whole 20 pencils... but I love all 20 of them (and the rest of the set will be here tomorrow)!  I colored the sweet little nurse and  steeled myself as I put this one, single, layer on the card base.  Then I stepped back..... and smiled..... OMG I LOVE IT!!!!!!

I added some clear, glittery, Nuvo drops and the sentiment (then let it dry).  I'm so so so so glad I did this, I could really learn to love these single layer cards!  Hooray for challenges that make you think, and make you reach outside of your comfort zone! I'm so excited! 

Thanks for checking in, have a wonderful Turkey day! Tootles! 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Furry friends for the Holidays

Welcome back to our final November peek!
It's Day FOUR of the NOVEMBER Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
Are you ready for our FINAL set of the YEAR?! It's a trio of holiday critters by artist, Emilie Goulet!
It's called FURRY HOLIDAY WISHES!

This set is SO stinkin' cute!!! These guys are ready for the holidays and I just love the humour in Emilie's images! Don't you?
I just love this little squirrel, and man, oh man, does he have his work cut out for him.  He was fun and pretty quick to color and I used my Copic W markers along with R20.  Then i goes on a few sequins for some added sparkle. I hope you love it! 
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 November! 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??
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 SWEET 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 this afternoon!
Happy hoping'! Tootles! 

Mixing it up

Hello all, there have been a lot of changes happening in my world, and thus, I haven't been blogging a bunch.  But i wanted to share wit...