Saturday, September 23, 2017

Spooky clouds

Happy Saturday 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!!
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!!!

SO, let's get down to the good stuff shall we?  The theme this week is.... Distress Inks!  Since I've just been getting my feet wet with the distress ink thing, I thought this would be a super fun challenge to join in on!  Here's my creation:
I used black soot distress ink and a sponge to get the cloud effect in the background of little miss Witchy-Poo here. I colored her up with my Copics and cut her out using a stitched circle die from Gina Marie Designs. I even added a few glittery Nuvo Drops! Oh so fancy! 

Well, I hop to see you joining on the fun this week!  Post your awesome creations so we can all see!  Have a wonderful weekend!  Tootles! 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A tiny little pumpkin carving witch

Here's the blurby...
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!!
The shiney new September release is LIVE in the Krafty Store! 
I'm keeping it halloween this week with this adorable little witch from the "My best friends are witches" set.  You've seen me color the other girl from this set, now it's time to give this sweet one some love!
I just adore her and her fun little attitude!

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 26th 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!!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

A Devilishly Good Time!

Woohoo! It's finally here!!
Today we are celebrating the spooky release of ALL of our 
NEW September
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! Grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while you hop around and enjoy all the amazing creations!!
First up is GRIM GRETCHEN...


....then DEVILISH DEBORAH....
And here's my card using the amazing Deborah! 

and ELECTRIC EVELYN!
Lastly we showed you the fabulous MINI MONSTERS yesterday!!! Eeeeee!
ALL the new sets are available now individually BUT if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our September 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!
Don't forget that there is an awesome hope today with new cards and projects from the Krafty Krew for you to get even more inspiration using these sets!  Hope you have an ultra spooky Halloween! 
Happy hoppin' and happy shopping!! Tootles! 


Saturday, September 16, 2017

Sweet little monsters!

Welcome to Day THREE of ourSeptember Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
We've got a super sweet stamp set to share with you today! This one is from artist Becky Pearce and it's called MINI MONSTERS!
These chubby little kiddos are dressed up and having fun as MONSTERS!!! They are ready for some spooky fun! The set comes with several main images, lots of cute accessory stamps and five fabby sentiment stamps for a total of SEVENTEEN stamps in the set!
It's also challenge day and our hostess is Krafty Girl, Tangii! And 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 September! 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??
Here's my "card" using these silly little monsters! I mad a 3D box card that folds flat so you can mail it! 
You'll see the new stamps in action and featured in today's blog hop with the Krafty Krew and Guests!! Their links are below and be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky stamper from all the comments this week is going to WIN a gift voucher to go shoppin'! 
ALL of our new September stamps will be available this afternoon at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! Be sure to join us on facebook for an hour of celebrating the new stamp sets, fun and prizes today at 2pm EST at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!  Tootles! 


Friday, September 15, 2017

An Electrifyingly awesome release!

Did you love yesterday's peek?? Well guess what? We've got TWO MORE ladies from artist Annie Rodrigue for you today!
First up is DEVILISH DEBORAH!
This creepy chick has a few little ghoulish friends! Also her hair and dress are SO fun to colour!! Plus there are three fun sentiments!

Next is ELECTRIC EVELYN!
Check out this hilarious image featuring the Bride of Frankenstein!! Not only is the image amazing but the sentiments are HILARIOUS!!! Don't you love this fabulous new stamp set?!
All the Krafty Design Team members and Guests listed below have lots of gorgeous creations to share with you today featuring the DEVILISH DEBORAH and ELECTRIC EVELYN stamp sets! 
I chose to use Miss Evelyn today and made this sweet gift bag to fill with candy and give to a friend as a treat. Check it out! 
I got the paper piece from Paper Creations By Mindy, and the stitched oval die from Gina Marie Designs, I colored Evelyn with my trusty Copic markers and glued the whole thing to the front of a paper gift bag.  I filled it with treats and it's ready to go! 
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! Also we're giving away the ENTIRE new release over on the Krafty Friends Facebook page!! The winner will be announced at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon, so don't miss it!
Happy hoppin'!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Spooktacular Release!

Woot, woot! It's time to start the SPOOKY PARTY!!!  
Welcome to Day ONE of our Halloween release of at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
Today we're kickin' off the party with a totally creepy set by artist Annie Rodrigue!
It's called GRIM GRETCHEN!!!

I adore this girl and her spooky eyes and that dress was sooooo much fun to color! I love her attitude and the font on this sentiment is AWESOME! he he he! 

This ghoulish stamp set comes with one large main image and three fabby sentiments!!
You'll get to see all the SCARY stamp sets as we share them each day this week! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 2pm 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!
All of the Krafty Krew design team members and Special Krafty Guests listed below have lots of sweet designs to share with you today featuring the GRIM GRETCHEN 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! 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!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A little something spooky

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!!

I decided that I couldn't go any longer without showing you guys the Witch I began coloring on a color along not so long ago.... so here's the finished card! 
I use a TON of Stickles on this card, and it's a shame you can't see it in the photo, but this thing glitters like there's not tomorrow... the background is made with the distress inks you see in the photo and then i used a flat paint brush to paint streaks of glittery Stickles behind this sweet little witch. The papers are from Doodlebug.

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 19th 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!!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

BIRTHDAY!

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
Saturday challenges mean themed challenges.... and themed challenges are my favorite! The theme this week is.... BIRTHDAYS!  ....and that's SUPEr fitting as today is my son's birthday! So, this card was made with him in mind.

I used one of the kids out of the "Sporty Boys" set and my awesome Distress Oxide Inks for the background.  I also used a die from Gina Marie Designs for the black hex accents. 

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!!!
Frugal Friday specials are up! While you're there don't forget to grab up the latest Rubber Rereleases!
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 15th 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!! Tootles!!!!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A day on the beach

It's Wonderful Wednesday time!! We hope you can play along!! As always....it's ANYTHING GOES!! Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and let's get crafty!!
I decided to use a stamp that I've never used before, this is from he Beachy Keen re-release in awesome Red rubber! Woohooo!!!! You can buy it by clicking HERE. 
I loved making her "dip dyed" hair with my BG and E Copic markers.... it was so fun.  I hope you love this little lady and that she inspires you to join us in this week's challenge! 

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 12th 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! 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Rainbow Gnomie

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!!
Saturday challenges are themed challenges, and the theme this week is: RAINBOW COLORS! So, pull out any stamp you like and all the colors of the rainbow and get inky! Woohoo!!!! Here's the card I created using Whimsical Gnomes. 
I colored her up on Ex-Press it Coloring stock with my Copic markers, and then fussy cut her by hand with my Cutter Bee scissors. The DSP are both 6x6" from Echo Park pads. The enamel dots are from Doodlebug and the twine is from Michael's.  I used Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and I sponge from Su! to distress the edges of the papers. I hope you like it. 
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!!!
MAKE YOUR OWN SALE!!! Enter code SUMMER17 all weekend long to get 20% off your order! Happy shopping!!!!
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! 
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 8th 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!! Tootles! 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Look to the skies!

It's Wonderful Wednesday and that means another "anything goes" challenge.

My friend asked me to make a card for her dad for his birthday.  The only thing she gave me to go on is that he was in the Air Force and that he has a blonde Yorkie dog that he takes EVERYWHERE with him.  Not a lot to go on there... but..... I knew I had the PERFECT stamp set to make the card... I used..... "Sky's the Limit!"




















I Just love how this one turned out.  I had that sweet little airplane charm and the cool bakers twine to add, along with all of those fun clouds! I used a die to cut out the image and of course I used a ton of pop dots (I really should buy stock in a pop dot company).

Ok, so I hope that this inspires you.... go forth and craft you wonderful people! Tootles!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Wait... NOT a card?


Every month there is a Krafty Scrappy challenge that is "anything but a card." We all know that I have a lot of trouble doing this.... like A LOT! I mean, I make cards, that 's what I do. So when you tell me to make something that 's not a card... I instantly question our friendship...... but....

Ok, so my second love, is my planner! Yeah I'm one of "those" people. I love the tangible.  I don't put dates and appointments and stuff like that in my phone, I like to have it on paper. .....DUHHHHH Jammie, you dork (yeah I call myself names), make a darn planner layout! Sheesh! 

Ok, so I used distress inks and a sponge with a stencil to make the could background.  I stamped the trolls on coloring card stock and colored them up all bright and fun to go with the colouds. I added some stickers and Washi tape, this is obviously BEFORE i wrote in everything that I have to do this week. But you get the idea! 

Here's the deets on the challenge:
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?!? Of course there are 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, September 25th @ 12:00 pm Eastern to get your entries in.
7. Be sure to also share your creations on our Krafty Friends FB page so we can all drool and OOHHHH and AHHHHH!

So, yeah, it's NOT a card! Hooray for me! Now let's see what ya got! Make something  other than a card and enter the challenge! I can't wait to see what you make!  Tootles! 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Use a what?!?!?!!?

Ok, we all know that Saturday Challenges at KKS mean a "themed challenge." It's fun, it gets you creative, makes ya think...... but when I read that I had to "use a doily" on my card I thought, "what the heck?!?!?"

Ok, so I scoured my house, craft stashes, asked a few friends, went to the craft store (twice) (both times I got a lot of other things, then got home and realized that I forgot to look for doilies) and still had no doilies.  What the heck is a girl to do?  OOOOHHHHHH!!! IDEA!!!!!

Ya see what I did there? I used my Cricut machine to cut a "doily" into a piece of acitate! Oh yeah! I colored up Alice in Wonderland all Halloween style and fussy cut her, because I'm pretty sure that fussy cutting is my new form of therapy. 

Ok, so I was a little bit of a rebel yet again, I'm sure that doesn't surprise any of you at all. But I couldn't find a real doily and this was a creative way to still be able to play along.  I hope that you can use this as inspiration and play along in the challenge with us this week!  Have a great weekend... Tootles!


Friday, August 25, 2017

Who's ready for a Comeback????

Oh yeah, Oh yeah, Happy dance time! It's Krafty Komeback day! Woohoo! .....and the lucky stamp is........ drumroll please..... WITCHY-POO!!!!!
Ok, So I didn't have Witchy-Poo, so when I found out that she was the Krafty Komeback I was elated! She is so adorable! Here's my card.....
Mindy Eggen taught me how to make a could background with Distress Inks, so I used the ones in the photo and got with it! I stamped the sentiment directly not he background and tied a ribbon around it.  I used pop dots to add some detention to the card, and I colored little witchy poo here with acid green skin just like Wizard of Oz! He he he! 

Ok, scoop up little miss Witchy-poo while you can and get to crafting just in time for All Hallows Eve! Hooray! Have a wonderful Friday, see ya here tomorrow for a Saturday Challenge! Tootles! 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

A Sweet Little Zombie

Welcome to Wednesday, ain't it grand?  I'm so glad that this week is half way over! ha ha ha! Seriously though, I'm just ready to lock myself int he Room of Requirement and have a little me time.

I think that my mood was a little dark when I sat down to make this card.... because our sweet little Rosie Fairy has taken a turn to the dark side.....
I found this scrap of vivid damask print paper and used it as my inspiration for this card.  I figured with Halloween just around the corner, that this little fairy could dawn some grey skin and be thinking of sinister things. I added a few flowers because, I mean, she IS a fairy after all. I stamped the sentiment directly on a little wooden sign that I've had in my crafty stash for years.

I hope that this little card inspires you to play along with us this Wednesday, remember it's always "anything goes." make something fun and spooky and just have a good time. I know I feel better now after creating something a little "different." Can't wait to see what you make! Tootles! 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Just Chillin' with my Gnomies

Ok, it's Saturday, and that means a themed challenge at KKS, this week's theme??????? A SHAPED CARD!!! Gasp!
Oh the horror! I SUCK at shaped cards... I mean, square is a shape right? How about a rectangle? Well crap..... what am I supposed to do???? Why, God, WHYYYYYY?????
I did what any self respecting crafter would do in this horrible predicament..... I grabbed a cup of coffee and went straight to Pinterest.... after deciding on a workout routine, that I was going to eat only healthy food, I was re-doing my laundry room, oh and that dessert is totally happening.... oh yeah, a shaped card.... sigh..... searching, searching...... WOAH! Call off the Dogs, the search is over!

Behold....... a "shaped" card:
Yeah, yeh, yaaaahhhh.... I know, it's not really a shaped card.... but I'm going to say that this qualifies! I mean, come on! I used the incredibly cute Whimsical Gnomes set and colored them all in with my Copic markers of course. The papers are all from Doodlebug, and the felt trees are from recollections. 


I really hope you like my "card" and that it inspires you to play along.  You can be a rebel like me, and make a "shaped" card and I totally can't wait to see what you come up with! You will have until August 25th at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in! Tootles! 

Friday, August 18, 2017

All my best friends are witches!

Hi Krafty People!!!
Guess what it's time for? Yeah time for that Krafty Chamber of Secrets to crrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkk open and reveal another one of it's secrets! This time it's a set that is/was crazy popular and so incredibly cute!  It is: ALL MY BEST FRIENDS ARE WITCHES!!!!! 
I created this card by stamping this fun and spooky girl on Copic Express-it yardstick and coloring her with my Copic markers. I used Stickles glitter on the potion to make it sparkle.  I then used my Distress Oxide Inks, more Stickles, and Mixed Media yardstick from Canson for the background.  The potion paper is from Doodlebug of course and then just some cool black twine as an accent. 
Copic Markers list: E000, E00, E02, E11, R20, BV29, C7, BV23, V17, V09, V06, V12, V12, BG75, BG49, BG15, BG10, W3, W1, W0

I sure hope you like it!  So now RUN (don't walk) to claim yours today! No seriously, there's only a limited number of these available! Once those sell, you'll be put on a pre-order list, so when more are made you can still (maybe) get one.  THAT'S why you need to get one asap! AAHHHHHH!!!

Hope you all have a spooky Halloween! Tootles! 



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Let the good times roll

It's wednesday...... yup, mid week, we're half way there!  So pour some coffee and take a look at all of the awesome Wonderful Wednesday projects that the DT has created.  Today I'm using the super cute stamp set "Let the Good Times Roll."  It was retired for a while, but Kimmie was able to get a few sets remade in Red Rubber!!!!!!!! Woo Hoo!!!! So, if you don't already own this set, roll on over to the KKS site and scoop one up before they are gone again!!!!

I had such a blast coloring this image, it really was fun. I used some papers from Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby) that I thought really went with the image, and I cut some clouds out of various colors of white yardstick on my Cricut machine to make the clouds.  FUN!

Hope you are inspired to participate in our Wonderful Wednesday challenge as well!  As always, it's "anything goes!" So grab the closest stamp, and get to creating! I can't wait to see what you make! Tootles!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Happy Fall Y'all

Ok, so it's hop day.  By now you are in awe of all the serious cuteness that has happened this week, and perhaps you have already scooped some of them up to be your very own.  I'm here to show you one last project for the week so make sure you don't miss out on anything! he he he

I decided to use Happy Fall Y'all again to make another super "fall" feeling card!  Here she is:
This paper is from Echo Park and I thought it would just be perfect for a fall themed card.  I used a couple of black and gray circles to accent the image and colored her in orange and yellow for the season.  I also used these felt pumpkins from Martha Stewart Crafts to add a little fun to the card as well. I used twine on the sentiment to make it look like she was holding a sign! Super fun.

I hope you all have had a fun week with us, don't forget to hop around the blogs today and check out all of the Fall goodness that the DT and GDT members have created for you! Tootles! 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

You're a Hoot

So, back for more Eh? Well, welcome to day three of Krafty releases from KKS! Today we are featuring this adorable little set of super cute owls called "You're a Hoot!" Just check them out....

Here's my creation with these little cuties:
and a closeup:
 
I simply took a craft tag and tied some twine on it, then I stamped and colored my image and fussy cut it out...I adhered it to the tag and did the same with the sentiment, done and done! Super quick and super simple, and SUPER cute! 

I think that this will make a super cute teacher's gift for back to school! I hope that my son's teacher just loves it. 

Ok so you know the drill by now, hop around to all the blogs listed below and then don't forget to go to the release party on Facebook! I'll see ya all there! Tootles! 

Friday, August 11, 2017

T-R-O-U-B-L-E

Ermergersh I love this set!  Ok, yeah seriously, I adore these sweet little trolls!  How stinking cute are they?!?!?!?!? This is day 2 of the Release at KKS and I think this is the cutest set of stamps ever!!!! Here's the set: (it's called Troll Trouble)

...and here's my card:
To make this card I cut a bunch of circles using a Gina Marie die called Stitched Circles and then I used some Doodlebug paper and satin ribbon.  I also used about 5000 pop dots to add a bunch of dimension to this card.  Super fun and so bright! EEEEKKKK! Love them!

Ok, so once you get over how cute they are, hop around to all of the DT's and GDT's blogs and leave some love! One lucky comment will win a big ol prize on release day! Woot Woot!  Tootles!


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Who's ready for a release?

Oh yeah, it's release week baby!  Fall is in the air (well not really, not in Idaho at least, it's hotter than heck and totally still summer) and it's my favorite season.  I love fall because I get to enjoy the cool mornings and the warm afternoons, I get to drink coffee all day (yeah I know, I do that anyways, hush) and I have a birthday in the fall, and i get to start getting ready for Christmas!  All good things!

This release has all the good stuff about fall and you'll see over the next few days that it's all just too cute!  Here's the very first set... ready?????

Aptly named, this set is called "Happy Fall Y'all" and features a sweet little girl and all of her favorite fall things.

To make this card I started with some distress inks and a dampened sponge. I swirled the sponge on the paper after dabbing it in the ink to make that gradient background.  After letting it dry I used the pumpkin stamp from the set and stamped it all over to make the background.  I used the same sponge to add a little bit of ink to the wooden leaves as well. then I distressed the edges of the paper and glued them all in place. It was quite simple and lots of fun to make. 

Well, that's it for day one, I hope that you love this set, I'll catch ya back here tomorrow for some more release week goodness!! Don't forget to hop around to all the the DT and GDT blogs all week because one lucky commenter will receive a sweet prize at the release party on Facebook. Tootles! 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

It's getting a bit spooky!

Well hello there, welcome to a challenge... a fun one... a Saturday Challenge with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps! Woohoo!!!! I'm going to start by saying one thing: PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT WHEN YOU CHECK OUT THIS POST, PRETTY PLEASE! 

So you all know by now that there is a themed challenge every Saturday at KKS and this Saturday is no different.  Today the challenge is.... wait for it.... Enamel Dots!!!!! BoooYah!!!! I LOVE enamel dots!  So, pull out some Doodlebug, or Recollections, or even Nuvo and get to work people! This is gunna be fun!  Wanna see what I made? Wanna, wanna? Huh, huh, huh?  Well here ya go!


I decided that our sweet Fearless Farrah needed a makeover for Halloween, so I zombified her and replaced her bricks with a pile of skulls! She's got some red eyes going on and a whole lotta sass too! I just love her! 
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!!!
Frugal Friday specials are up and there's a new Krafty Komeback in the house!! The super cute Smarty Pants set has made a comeback in CLEAR!!! 
Don't forget peeks for the August release start this coming week, this time on THURSDAY! Mark your calendars and see ya there!
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 August 11th 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!!
I just can't wait to see what you all make!  Have a great day! Tootles! 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Anything Goes

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!!
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 August 8th 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!!
So... since it's summertime still (although it sure is going by fast) I decided that I would use the recently re-released Sea Jewels set!  Ermergersh I love them!!!!! I didn't have them before the Krafty Chamber of Secrets opened back up so I was super duper excited to get them in my mermaid lovin' little hands!  Here's my card! 
Most of these papers are out of my scrap bin, the ribbon too. So, all I can really tell you is that I colored her up with my Copic Markers and fussy cut her with my Cutterbee scissors, and then used dome whit Nuvo drops for texture the stars in her hair. Yup... that's about it!

Ok, so play along, make something fun, remember; Anything goes!  Can't wait to see what ya make! Tootles! 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Nerds are BACK!

Ok, ok, ok... those of you who know me well know that I'm a total nerd.  When it comes to a lot of things I completely Nerd out.  But, even in school I was a complete nerd.  I did the homework of most of our high school class over the weekend because they were all out partying and i was cracking the books.  Seriously, I loved it... I knew that I was good at it, so I enjoyed doing it.  Writing papers and solving math equations, learning a new language, it was all just fascinating to me.  So, when Kimmie posted that the Nerd set was coming back, I squealed with delight!
NERD IS THE WORD! 
Here's my Krafty Kreation for this awesome little set here:
Ok, so the set is actually called "Smarty Pants" and you can buy it here.
Copics Used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, RV95, R20
Hair: E29, E27, E25, E23, Y21
Hair bow, Tie, Skirt, Socks: BG 75, BG49, BG45, BG15, BG10, BG01
Shirt and socks: C03, C01, C0
Glasses and shoes: 100, W9, W7, W5, W3
Pencil: Y38, Y15, Y13, E53, E31, E50, C3, C1, C0, R85, R83, R81
This card is 6x6” on ivory card stock from Recollections, I also used Graphic 45 “come away with me” DSP and the barn wood piece is from the Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.  The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts and the ruler is from Tim Holtz. The stitched dies are from Gina Marie.

...BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!!!!! 
Remember how Kim said that the Krafty Chamber of Secrets was going to be opening this weekend? Well, hold to your glasses kids, because...
We have some of our RETIRED older stamp sets that have been reproduced in high quality red rubbah!!!
A few weeks ago we released the BEACHY KEEN and SEA JEWELS stamp sets and today we are releasing.....
OH SNAP! and LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!!!
There will be a limited number in stock right away and then we will be taking PREORDERS!


And here are the cards I made to give you a little inspiration:


Of course our brand NEW JULY RELEASE is also available with new clear stamp sets from all of our fabulous artists! This weekend is your last chance to scoop up the July Gimme Kimmies Kit which has ALL the new stamp sets together and at a discount! So scoop it all up while you can, save on shipping because it will all ship together, and totally get your KKS fix all at once! Woohooo!!!!! 

How totally excited are you for this set to be a Krafty Komeback?!?!??! I know I am.  So hop on over to the Kraftin Kimmie Store and pick up your set before they all disappear again! I'm gunna go and grab a cup of coffee, a book, and a seat on my comfy couch.  Tootles! 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wonderful (social) Wednesday

Man alive I spend a lot of time on Social Media... like my phone is permanently glued to my hand and my laptop is always near.  It's nice to unplug every once in a while, but I really miss all of my friends when I do "unplug."  It's just the society we live in today, don't fight it.... it's all gunna be ok.

With all of that being said, I was inspired to use little Miss Social Sally today for my anything goes card for the very last Wonderful Wednesday of the month.  I can't believe that July is gone and August is upon us.  Soon the kids will be going back to school and the grind of the "normal" will be back upon us.  I'm sooooo excited! ha ha ha!

Ok, so here's what I did;
This card is 5x7 and I used The Paper Studios pink textured card stock, the black and white layers are Recollections card stock. The yellow was a scrap, I have no clue what it is! Ha ha ha, just keepin' it real! The DSP is from Echo Park and I Adore it!!! I took the sentiments that came with the Social Sally stamp and inked them and put them inside all of the little thought bubbles. Then the flowers are of course from Wild Orchid Crafts. Gosh I love their flowers! That funky paperclip I got at Wal Mart like 2 years ago, they were on clearance and I thought they were super neat! I colored up Sally with my copic on Express-it blending stock.  Here's the colors: 
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Coat: Y17, Y15, Y13, Y00
Pants: C5, C3, C2, C0
Bench: 100, W9, W7, W5, W3, W1, W0
Hair: RV66, RV19, RV06, RV09, RV02
Eyes: B41, B63, B24, B93, G00, BG000

I hope that you totally love this and that it inspires you to join in our Wonderful Wednesday Anything Goes challenge this week! You have precisely one week from today to get your cards entered over on the Kraftin Kimmie Blog, so lets see what ya got! Woohoo!

Ok, I need more coffee, and I gotta find my phone, oh there it is, on my desk, next to my computer.... sheesh.... yeah, I NEED more coffee! hahahaha!  Tootles! 


Saturday, July 22, 2017

I like big cups....

...and I cannot lie, you other brothers can't deny.....
 Ummm.... ok, I better stop right there... he he he! In the interest of not offending anyone I'll cease my singing and go on about the crafting! Probably a good plan huh?

Well, the day is upon us... it's SATURDAY! I sorta HATE Saturdays to be perfectly honest.... I feel lost for things to do and I feel like I gotta entertain my family and be... you know... a productive member of society.  I'm perfectly happy on any given week day, sitting in my craft room, just coloring away and singing along with Maroon 5 or something similar (and by similar I mean something completely random that i'm not going to admit to so I won't put it in writing). On the bright side though, Saturday means another Saturday Challenge over at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps! Now there's something I can get excited about!  So.... Guess what? I'm the HOSTESS this week, meaning that I got to CHOOSE THE THEME! Woot woot! Can ya guess what I chose? Uh huh!
YOUA RE CHALLENGED TO USE A RETIRED STAMP!
There's been so much buzz lately about all of the older retired KKS images that I thought it would be fun to see ya ya got!  So dust off those old rubbers girls and get to crafting.  Here's the one I chose to use..... (please refer to the song above.... hehehehehe I know ya wanna sing it!) : 
This is normally where i'd list for you the Copic markers that I used to color this image, but I was so excited when I colored it that I forgot to make a note of what I used. so.... immmm... yeah.
The papers are from Doodlebug as are the enamel dots and the coffee cup paperclip.
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. 
The ribbon is from Recollections.
The Die I used is from Gina Marie Dies. 
...and the image.... oh that wonderful image is a girl after my own heart, her name is "I like big cups" from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.

Ok, so go forth my crafty peeps and get inking up those retired stamps.  I can't wait to see what you make!  Please be sure to post your creations in the Krafty Friends FB group and don't forget to enter them in the contest on the KKS Blog.  Me? Yeah I'm heard out to get a cup of coffee.... what can I say? I love that stuff! Delicious! Tootles! 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Forget about Christmas in July...

I know, I know, I know... BAH HUMBUG! 
But seriously people, everyone is already doing that Christmas in July thing... we're forgetting something seriously important here.... HALLOWEEN!  I mean, since I was little I've always LOVED Halloween.... but NOT in the "normal" ways.  I am NOT big on candy, don't get me wrong, I love me some York peppermint patties, and I LOVE milky way midnights (OMG YUM), but..... and this is a very large but..... I HATED going out and going Trick-or-treating. Just wasn't my thing.  So, in what was did I love halloween? I'll explain, ...... DUDE..... It's the one day a year that you get to all out dress up for no good reason and spend the entire day as something totally fictional!  How is that not the MOST AWESOME THING EVER?!?!?!?!?!? 

So, with all of that tangent off of my chest... let's get to the card shall we? He he he! So, it's Wonderful Wednesday and that means time for an ANYTHING GOES challenge over at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.  I love anything goes challenges because you can really show off your creativity! Here's the deal... I wanted to take a "Normal" stamp and make it into something totally NOT normal. Behold: I give you..... drum roll..... ANGIE as a COFFEE ZOMBIE!
Copics used: 
Skin: C5, C3, C1, C0 and Colorless Blender
Hair: G99, YG67, G05, YG06, YG13, YG23, and YG00
Bathrobe: V09, V06, V04, V01, V000
Cup and hair clips: R85, R83, R81
Eyes: B28, B32, B12, BV02, C01, C0, colorless Blender, Multiliner .05
Clip and coffee paper from Doodlebug
"Boo!" paper from My Mind's Eye
Purple textured paper from The Paper Studio
Ribbon from Recollections
Okie dokie party people.... go forth and create something awesome.  remember: anything goes! You have until July 31st to enter your card not he KKS Blog and there's a $20 gift card to the shop up for grabs.... so let's see what ya got and enter to win a prize! Woot Woot!  

I gotta go eat some candy now, maybe another cup of coffee, and I'll check ya all later! Tootles! 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

HOP day!

Hip hip hooray, it's KKS July release HOP DAY!!! Awe yeah baby!

So prepare yourself for the crazy amount of amazingness that is about to hit ya today! Woohooo! Hop day is so much fun because you get to see all of the new release in action, I bet you can't wait to get your hands on these awesome stamps!

Well, today, since we all know I'm such a fan of Annie Rodrigue stamps, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to use...... FEARLESS FARRAH!! I think she may be my favorite out of this release.... not that I pick favorites, it's too hard... but it's convent for me to say that she's my fave and that's why I chose to use her or today! hahahahahah Here ya go!!!!
I used some DSP from My Minds Eye that looks like graph paper, I used some ribbon from Leah, and some matte sprinkles from Doodlebug, then i cut her out using Dies from Gina Marie! EEEKKKK!!!! She's just so darn cute!  I even gave her freckles! I mean, come on, she NEEDED some freckles right?  Anyways, I hope that you love her as much as I do and I hope that you have fallen head over heels for this release like I have.  

I'm so happy to have spent this week with you all, and I'm super happy you have left comments along the way.  Did you know that I post nearly every wednesday and saturday? Well, I do, and i'd love it if you'd check out my blog on those days as well.  Also, I have, coming soon, m very own YouTube channel, so there will be more details not hat soon as well! Hooray!  This day keeps getting better and better! 


Oh, yeah it's HOP day too... so here's the links below and all ya gotta do is hop around to the DT and Krafty Guests' blogs and leave a little love.  Hope you have had an amazing weekend and i'll see ya back here on wednesday!  Tootles! 




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