Saturday, February 25, 2017

A little magic!

Hi everyone!  Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
(...and sadly, my last challenge as GDT... sniffle sniffle.)
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!!!
Did you SEEEEEE?!?!?!?!? Yesterday the Krafty Krew showed off Krafty Komeback ANGIE! We lurve her!!!!! I'm seriously here, she's totally a kindred spirit for me! ha ha ha

Frugal Friday Specials are up! This is a great way to add to your Kollection and save some money!!!
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 time for the challenge this week!  The theme is .... drum roll please.... MAGIC!  I love magic themes because they can be almost anything!  I decided a fairy fell under the category of magic, so I pulled out sweet little Rosie and colored her up! 
Copic Markers used:
Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21
Hair: E33, YR23, Y21, Y13, YR31
Rose: R89, R85, R83, R81
Leaves: G99, G94, YG63, YG03, YG00, G21
Dress: YG67, G09, G05, G03, G02, YG06
Wings: YG23, YG11, G20, YG03
I also used clear Stickles, Wink of Stella in clear, gold, and white.
The DSP is from Echo Park and Doodlebug, the enamel dots are also Doodlebug and the flowers and leaves are all from Wild orchid Crafts. 
Whew, that was quite the card recipe wasn't it! See that watermark there?  I was so incredibly proud to use it this week and I'll be so very sad to see it go.  But my time as GDT has come to an end.... sniffle.....
Where was I?  Oh yeah..... back to business.... 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 March 3rd at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in!
Pull out those fabby stamps and play along! Have some krafty fun and join us this week!!
I'm so grateful to have been a Krafty Guest this month.  Wow it's been a blast!  The DT is so dun and so nice and they truly are the best in the business.  They are so motivational and kind and just a fun bunch of gals.  I truly felt welcome and I've totally made some lifelong friends! Thank you to the DT and to Kimmie for having me GDT this month.  It's a month I'll not soon forget!  Thank you to all of you who commented and shared love and encouragement both here and on the FB page, you guys are THE BEST!!! 
Happy Krafting friends!!!! 

Friday, February 24, 2017

My Spirit Animal is...... ANGIE!!!!!!

It's time for a Krafty Komeback!!!
As you know, lots of our rubber stamp sets have long retired and are not available for purchase anymore. Well, we've decided to switch some things up and rerelease a few of your faves in clear! And today we're announcing a new one!
This hilarious stamp set features one of our most popular images from artist Annie Rodrigue! I mean, how many of us need our coffee in the morning before our feet even hit the floor? And I know I don't love mornings....do you?? Haha! What a great stamp set to send to our coffee-lovin' friends!
It's ANGIE!!!
I used the older version of Angie for my Krafty Kreation today, and I actually combines a sentiment from the "Squishy Hugs" set and the original Angie set. I colored her up with my trusty Copic markers on some Express-it coloring stock.  I just love her so much!!! I make cards with Angie all the time because she is just so versatile.  I've used her for anniversary cards, and birthday cards, and bridal shower cards, and even a sympathy and get well soon card.  Angie is AWESOME!

But..... here's what the newer version looks like: 

You might remember this sassy lady! And I think the new sentiments are too funny and match Angie's attitude perfectly!!
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 ANGIE is NOW AVAILABLE!!!
This weekend will also be your last chance to scoop up the February Gimme Kimmies Kit with ALL our NEW Release stamp sets together and at a discount!
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!
Happy hoppin' and shoppin'!!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Rainy day

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!!
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! Happy shopping!! While you're there, the February Release stamps are all in the store... WIN, WIN!
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! Here is February's sketch...
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 (Dark Blue, Light Blue, Silver Gray colors) as a starting point for your creation!!! You will have until February 24th 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!!
Since it's rainy here in Idaho I chose to go with the colors theme this time.  I love using blues and grays in my cards. I think I used every single blue Copic I have! Ha ha ha! I found these pieces of damask printed paper in my scrap bin and the cloud DSP is from Echo Park. I used a flower die and and edge die to cut the white cardstock then used different Copic markers on the edges and then I used some silver embossing powder on a couple as well.  Last, I stamped the sentiment with versa mark and used my silver embossing powder to add to the top of the card.  Then, to finish it all off, I found these cute little bling stickies in the dollar bin at Michael's and I knew they would make perfect raindrops! 
I really hop you enjoy my creation and that you play along with the challenge!  
Stay dry and have a Krafty Day!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Come on baby, Light my fire!

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 brand spankin' new February Release is in the Krafty Store!! Happy shopping'!  I love them all so much that I decided to use one of the Hero's for my Wonderful Wednesday card this week! (You can get your own Hero set here.)
I used a bit of DSP from an Echo Park 6x6 pad that I had. and then just random scraps of colored card stock that I had in coordinating colors. I colored up this fun image on Express-it coloring stock and used my Copic markers.  The Axe and the Badge on his hat also have a bit of silver Wink of Stella overplayed on it.  I found the little axe charm in a kit that I bought of random charms.  

Have you seen the news?!? You can meet Kraftin Kimmie, she'll be at Scrapfest in Kitchener on April 7th & 8th! Check out the KKS Friends FB page for details! (I'm still working on trying to get her to come to Boise for the Idaho Scrapbook Show!)
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 February 21st 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!!
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!
Hope you all have a Krafty Day!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

KKS Release Hop!

Woohoo!!! It's finally here!!!

The February Release is NOW available at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!
ALL of the FOUR 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!
So grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while you hop around and enjoy all the amazing creations from the Krafty Design Team and Guests!! <----- me="" nbsp="" p="" s="" that="" woohooo="">
First up we shared TWO adorable new sets by artist Cheryl Grant! We have ALL ABOARD....

Next we shared a set from artist Annie Rodrigue!!! It's called YOU'RE MY HERO....

Last up is a pair of athletic boys by artist Emilie Goulet called SPORTY BOYS!
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!
I'm so glad that football season is over and it's almost time for BASEBALL!!!!! I may live in Idaho, but I was born in northern Cali and I'm a SF Giants fan through and through!  This little guy is a fan just like me, and he's all suited up and ready to go to the game!  I used some DSP from Doodlebug and a length of black satin ribbon to make this card.  The orange yardstick is just a scrap of Recollections stock that I had in a combo pack from Michael's. I colored him up with my trusty Copic markers (one day I'll learn to use my pencils, I swear it!) on some Express-it coloring stock.  I hope you love him like I do! 
Ok, back to business: 
**SUPER SECRET KRAFTY KLUB!**
Don't forget the you have until the 15th to get your order in for the Secret Klub set!! The only clues I'm giving you for this set are 1) it's a set by artist Annie Rodrigue (and we all know how much I love Annie stamps!!!) and 2) the theme is....fairytales!!! (Swoon! Be still my beating heart!) Feel free to order the secret set plus any new sets or extra goodies and Kim will ship everything together after the 15th!
Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin!!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Hi Ya!

Welcome Day FOUR of the February Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
Can you believe that the awesomeness just keeps on comin'!!?
Today is the final day of peeks and the release party is this afternoon! Did you think we forgot about the boy athletes in the family? Well, we didn't! We've got an all star set from artist Emilie Goulet!
It's called SPORTY BOYS!!

 This fun set features two main images of some energetic young men playing baseball and doing karate! It also comes with FIVE awesome sentiments!
It's also challenge day and our hostess is Krafty Girl Martha! 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 February! 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 colored up this tough little guy with my copic markers and fussy cut him which took the better part of my afternoon. He he he! I used some DSP from Echo park I believe (I could be wrong here) and a few adhesive dimensionals to really give him some pop.  This card is going to be perfect for a fun little guy I know who's going to get his new belt soon! Hooray!
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 sentiment 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'!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Welcome to Day THREE of the February Krafty Peeks it Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
ALL of the new stamp sets you've been seeing all week will be releasing on Saturday afternoon at the LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY! I hope you can join us for all the fun, beautiful cards, giveaways and more!





Today we are sharing a studly new stamp set by our incredible artist, Annie Rodrigue! These guys are super macho and handsome, wouldn't you say?? It's YOU'RE MY HERO!
This fantastic set has TWO awesome main images plus FOUR coordinating sentiments!


When I saw this Image I totally lost my mind!  I'm married to a police officer and I was just way too excited to see this little smiling dude!  I colored him up in traditional Police Midnight Blue with my comics... I set him on a map and laid out his crib scene investigations for him.  Inside I used wash with Doughnuts and a Coffee clip from Doodlebug to top it all off!

(Edit:  OMG I just found out that my card has been used for the banner!  I'm soooooo excited!  I'm honored and I just can't even see straight.  I'm giddy!  Hooray!.... ok back to business......)

I hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes on Satureday 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 from Annie! 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 Saturday!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Sky's the limit

Welcome to Day TWO of the February Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Today we have a second stamp set from artist Cheryl Grant and I think you'll agree...it will make your heart soar!!

It's called SKY'S THE LIMIT!

This fun new boy's set features Lucas and his furry pal!!!  It features one large main image plus FIVE coordinating sentiments in a fabulous font!


You will see today's set in high-flying 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!

When I found this paper stack at Hobby Lobby I knew it was the perfect stack for this card! My friend Leah sent me the ribbon (like a whole ton of ribbon) and the charm I got from a little kit I purchased online. Of course I used 40 Copics (no really, probably 40) to color this little guy and his pup and his shiny airplane.  Then I used a silver Wink of stella pen for the propellor and a white one in the highlights to give it a bit of sparkle.  I hope you like it, and I hope my card, along with the other DT will get your inspirations flying (ok I couldn't resist a few puns, come on now!)!

ALL SIX of the new February 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!


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Chugga Chugga......

Chooooo choooooo! 
ALL ABOARD!!
It's time for our February Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
This month all FOUR of our awesome new stamp sets are ALL ABOUT BOYS!!
Today we are kickin' off Day ONE with a sweet new set from artist Cheryl Grant and if you haven't guessed, it's called.....ALL ABOARD!


This sweet new set features a large main image of Lucas and his puppy friend getting ready to ride the rails!!! What a fabulous set for boys birthdays and so much more! It also features FOUR awesome sentiments in a fun and funky font!
I decided to pull out the Washi tape and decorate this little train Valentine's style.  I used my Copic markers to color in the parts that I didn't Washi.
Be sure to join us each day as we count down to the February Release and have fun with us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 2pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the FOUR new boy stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!
All the Krafty Krew design team members PLUS two special guests (That's me! I'm one of those guests!!!) listed below have lots of choo-riffic creations to share with you today featuring the ALL ABOARD 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 party so don't miss it!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

I Heart KKS!

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!!
This Week's challenge is....... HEARTS! As you can see from my card below, I'm a little more subtle on my "hearts" than most tend to be.  I used a but of DSP from Doodlebug, some wooden embellishments and a couple of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  
I colored the image.... Betsy Booklover.... with my copic markers and here's the finished product. 
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!!!
To celebrate Kimmie's birthday, instead of a "Frugal Friday", we're doing a CREATE YOUR OWN SALE!!! Use the code BDAYPARTY to get 25% off of your order!!! (does not include the Secret Club set)
The Super Secret Krafty Stamp Club is open for preorders! You have until Feb 15th to get in on this fun deal!! Check out the "Pinned" post on the KKS Friends' FB page.
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 February 10th 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!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

OMG! I'M A GDT!!!

It's here, it's here, MY GDT month is here!!!!!!!!!! I can't even say how honored and excited I am to be part of the Krafty team this month!  Oh man, oh man there is some AWESOME stuff that you're going to be using, I'm too ecstatic and can't wait to share!
I can't even explain how good it makes me feel to have that on my blog!  I'm still doing happy dances daily! He he he he! Ok... let's get down to business: 
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!!
Here's my first GDT Wonderful Wednesday card!  (Seriously, see that watermark??? EEEkkkkkkk!!!!!! It's got MY name on it! Wooohooo!  OK, deep breath, move on....... he he he)
I began by stamping the image from "Minnie, Maisie, and Me" onto a piece of Express-it Coloring stock.  
Copics Used: Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Pink: RV69, RV66, RV55, RV23
Black: 100, W9, W7, W5, W3
Hair: BV29, E39, E37, E25, E33, E50
Teal: BG75, BG09, BG45, G00
Yellow: Y38, Y17, Y15, Y21, Y00
...And I'll be honest and tell you that I forgot to note the colors I used on Minnie and Maisie. 
The embellishment is just a few strips of wash tape that are from Recollections from Michael's.

Did you catch Krafty Girl Elisabeth's LIVE Kolor Along on Monday? Be sure to tune in to the KKS Friends FB Group to check out the Kolor Alongs already posted and for a heads up on upcoming Kolor Alongs!
Kimmie's announced details for the Secret Krafty Klub, preorders start on February 1st and run through the 15th! Again, pop on over to the KKS Friends FB Group for details! (Yes Judy, I'll be ordering!)
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 February 14th 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!!
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!


Okie dokie, I hope to be seeing a lot of you all this month!  Have a super Krafty Day! 

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Happy Saturday everyone!  Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit ...