Friday, April 28, 2017

We are all mad here!

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 WONDER-ful stamp set features one of our most popular images from artist Annie Rodrigue! 
It's ALICE IN WONDERLAND!

Such a gorgeous design with lots of pleats to colour! And look at that HAIR! A perfect image for lots of different card sending occasions!
Here's my Alice creation. I colored her up with my copic markers to match the doodlebug paper that I had chosen! I added some flowers from Wild Orchid and little matte finish enamel dots from Doodlebug as well.  I absolutely adore her and stay tuned because I have surprise to show you all very soon! 
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 ALICE in WONDERLAND is NOW AVAILABLE!!!
It's also Frugal Friday and we've got FOUR of our fabulous sets on SALE 40% OFF! But only for the weekend and only while supplies last! So be sure to check them out!
PLUS if you'd like to get your hands on some of our older, retired stamp sets be sure to join us this weekend for a LIVE Facebook Party in the Krafty Friends page for our RUBBER PARTY!!! Get all the details on how YOU can scoop up some of our hard to find rubber stamp sets in the group and join us at 2pm EST on Sunday afternoon for all the FUN!
Happy kraftin'!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Readers wreath


Hey yall!! This challenge is for ANYthing but a Kard!!!

You can create ANYthing your little heart desires as long as it's NOT a card!!!  Calendars, bookmarks, pocket pages, traditional scrap pages, holiday gifties, planner pages, tags... you get the picture!  Come play along with us each month and let's get some of those photo's out of boxes and on to something creative and fun!!  You will have a whole month to play along and you can play as many times as you like!   Here are a few things to remember...
THIS MONTH'S THEME: ANYTHING GOES!!!

1.  Create ANY scrap page, Project Life Layout or pocket page cards, altered item, etc.  JUST NOT A CARD!
2.  MUST be a NEW creation (created on or after this post date)
3.  MUST use Kraftin Kimmie stamps to be entered in to the drawing.
4.  You have a month to play, enter AS MANY TIMES as you'd like!
5.  PRIZES?!?  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, May 22nd @ 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 here's my Krafty Kreation!!!


I used an old book and distressed the edges of the pages with "vintage photo" distress ink. Then I tore each page from the book and got glued it to a wreath. Colored up sweet Betsy Booklover and affixed her with some ribbons to the wreath. Super fun project. I hope you all like it!!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

It's Saturday.....

.... stop and smell the flowers!
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!!
Saturdays bring us "Themed challenges" and I love me some themed challenges! They are so open, but give me just that tiny amount of guidance so I know what direction to go in. The theme this Saturday is.... you've guessed it.... FLOWERS!!! So, glue them, color them, draw them, whatever you think will work for you, but show us some FLOWERS!!!! Here's my card for you to see:
I used Miss Floatin' Fiona, who is not particularly a "floral" type stamp. But I wanted to show you all that you can use ANYTHING for the flowers challenge.  I colored her up on a FB LIVE video for you all (well I colored her hair and eyes and skin on the live video), then cut her out with an oval die from Gina Marie.  I added some Doodlebug paper (from the we are mermaids 6x6 paper pad) and 7 bazillion flowers and leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I finished it off with a few enamel dots from Echo Park and a couple of seashell shaped buttons (you can't really see them as they are sorta under the flower petals, but trust me, they are there).  I really hope you like it! So BRIGHT and fun! 
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!!! Frugal Friday Specials are UP!!! Every Friday Kimmie grabs a handful of sets to put on sale! (secret tip... if you tune in to the KKS Friends fb Group, on Thursday's she frequently asks for requests!!). This is a great way to build up your stash and save some $$$. In addition to the great Krafty Challengeswe also have Wonderful Wednesday, plus 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 April 28th 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!!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Same Princess, Different Dress!

Woohoo!!! It's finally here!!! The April Release is NOW available at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!
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!!
First up we have TWO magical new stamp sets from artist Annie Rodrigue! 
First is SNOW WHITE!



And of course, CINDERELLA!
Then we shared the sweet RAINY DAY LULU from artist Cheryl Grant!
And lastly these adorable PUDDLE PALS by artist Emilie Goulet!
You will get to see ALL of the new sets in action as you sit back and enjoy the hop! Then head on over to the krafty shop because they are ALL available NOW!
And if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our April 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!
SO, I couldn't help myself and I went ahead and made ANOTHER card using sweet Miss Cinderella! Here ya go.....
I figured the girl had to have more than one dress and since it's springtime she needed something a little more..... PINK! ha ha ha! The DSP is from BoBunny and the flowers are all from Wild Orchid crafts. I used a BUNCH of clear Stickles and an awesome wooden clock embellishment! 

**SUPER SECRET KRAFTY KLUB!**
Don't forget that you have until MONDAY to get your order in for the Secret Klub set!! (I've extended the deadline!) The only clues Kim is giving you for this set are 1) it's a set by artist Emilie Goulet and 2) the theme is....BEACH!!! 
Feel free to order the secret set plus any new sets or extra goodies and Kim will ship everything together later this week!
Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin!!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

PALS!!!!!!!

Welcome Day FOUR of the APRIL Releaseat Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
Can you believe that the springtime sweetness that just keeps on comin'!!?
Today is the final day of peeks and the release party is this afternoon at 2pm EST on Facebook! Our final set is from artist Emilie Goulet! 
It's called PUDDLE PALS!!



This sweet set features two main images of some super adorable woodland creatures in the rain! It also comes with two coordinating sentiments!
It's also challenge day and our hostess is Krafty Girl, Jammie! 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 April! We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN a $20 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!! 
I saw this set and just fell in love with that little fox!!!!! So here's my card........
Notice anything different here?  ..... look closely....... GASP!!!!!! I used PENCILS!!!!!! OMG!  Don't fall off your chair..... I know, it's crazy.  He he he! So, Melanie Holtz told me that I should just go for it, and I did.  I stamped this sweet little fox on Kraft card stock and just went for it with my Prismacolor Pencils.  I love how he came out, and I'm super proud of my very first attempt at pencil coloring. The clouds are actually all heart dies in different sizes, I trimmed off the pointy ends and layers them up.  I added rhinestones as "raindrops" and a tiny bit of twine for fun.  I hope you like it! 
I hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes this afternoon beginning at 2pm EST!! You can come hang out with the me and Krafty Team at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!
All of the Krafty Krew and Guests listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps! And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away a gift voucher!!! You could WIN some Krafty $$$ to spend at the shop!!!! There will be one winner from all the comments this week and it will be announced at the party today!
Happy hoppin'!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Rainy days

Welcome to Day THREE of our Krafty Peeksat Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
What's springtime without a little rain to bring up those beautiful new flowers and buds? And you know there's always sunshine after the rain! So here's our new set from artist Cheryl Grant!


It's the adorable RAINY DAY LULU (and friends)!!
This sweet new set features an adorable main image of Lulu in her raincoat plus three fun sentiments! Such a perfect spring set to send sunshine to a friend!
I colored her up with E000,00,11,13 and made her bright raincoat with traditional colors of Y17,15,13.  Her dress is r85,83,81 and her hair is E29,37,25, the pup is W9,7,5,3,1.  The papers are from BoBunny and the sequins came from Cartwright.  I really hope she makes you smile. 
You will see today's 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 gift voucher to the krafty shop!
ALL FOUR of the new April 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!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Heading out to the Ball

Peek Week is the BEST!!!!!
Are you read for another day of total awesomeness??? Well buckle in because we're heading to the Ball with.... CINDERELLA!!!!!
Get ready for some dreamy creations because we've got another stunning design by artist Annie Rodrigue!  This is such a magical image featuring the sweet princess and her gorgeous ball gown! Plus the set comes with three fabulous sentiments!
You all know me and you know I like to be a little "different."  So I decided that lil Miss Cinderella here would ditch the blue dress just this once and don a beautiful black evening gown.  Here she is.... on her way to the ball.
I used T1,3,5,7, and 100 for the dress. Her skin is E00,21,11 and I actually pulled out my Prisma color pencils and colored her tiara with the gold and copper ones then I used my wink of stella gold to make it sparkle. 
All the Krafty Team and Guests listed below have lots of beautiful creations to share with you today featuring the CINDERELLA stamp set! You'll see her in so many different colours and scenes!! Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! The winner will be announced at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday at 2pm EST, so be sure to join us for all the krafty fun!



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Whistle while you work.....

IT's Peek Week!!!!!!

Welcome to the April Release of amazing new spring stamp sets at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!
The first stamp set we are sharing with you might look a little familiar because you may have seen a little peek of this gorgeous new set by artist Annie Rodrigue! It just happens to be the Secret Krafty Klub set that we sent out to the members in February!
It's SNOW WHITE!

What a precious scene of this sweet princess with her woodland friends! It's a beautiful big image to colour up along with three sweet new sentiments! And think of the fabulous scenes you could make with clouds and grass and some background dies and stamps!!
All the Krafty Team and Guests listed below have lots of joyful designs to share with you today featuring the SNOW WHITE stamp set! Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! The winner will be announced at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday, so don't miss it!
WOOT, WOOT!
 Ok: so you ready to see my card? ...Here it is!!!!!
The papers are mostly Doodlebug, because..... DOODLEBUG!!!!! The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the ribbons were sent to me from my friend Leah.  I colored this amazing stamp with my Copic markers and TOTALLY lost track of what I was using because I was soooooooo excited over the stamp! ha ha ha Hey, it happens right?  I know that the skin is E000, E00, E21 and E13. The reds are R24, 29 and 39, her black head is B91, W5, 7, 9 and 100, the Yellows are Y17, 15 and 13.  The animals are anyones guess, mostly E's and a few C's and a couple R's in there. Ha ha ha! 

Okie dokie, here's the links so HOP around to all of the blogs and check out the amazingness that the DT has created!  Trust me; you'll totally enjoy every minute of it!  


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

WW and a Lamb

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!!
I went for a super clean and simple springtime look with the sweet little lamb from Blessings of Peace.  
The sentiment is from the Hoppy Friends set but I thought it was PERFECT for this little card. 

Inside I simply re-stamped the lamb and used a sentiment from the Sincere Thanks set to finish off my card.  I really hope you like it. 

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 April 18th 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!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Yellow-ish!!!

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 "yellowish!"  Yeah, so, i'm not that great at using yellows.... but hey, that's why they call it a challenge! He he he ..... remember that LIVE color along I did during the Krafty Krop weekend? Well... I put that Image to use here..... I give you the "yellow-ish" Make a Splash! 
The paper is from BoBunny, the ribbon was sent to my by my friend Leah, and the solid color card stock is from recollections.  I colored this up with my Copic markers:
Skin: E000,00,21,11,04, R20
Raincoat and boots: Y17,15,13,00
Petticoat: R89,85,81, 0
Hair: BV29, E59, 37, 25, 33
...and ont he puddle I used like 7 different colors of blue and I honestly don't remember which ones, there were a few BG's as well.  I also used a wink of stella pen to add a little sparkle. The over die is from Gina Marie. 
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!!!
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 April 7th 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!!

Spooky clouds

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