Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wonderfully Dandy

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 to do something TOTALLY different today for you all... and for me.  I'm trying to push myself as an artist and grow, broaden my horizons.... so..... I present to you a totally out of my wheelhouse and comfort zone card!!! 

This paper.... I just HAVE to tell you, I purchased to make my wedding invitations, and in four days it will be 12 years old! Wowza!!!!! Anyways, I wanted this card to have a vintage sort of feel with just a tiny teeny hint at maybe some color.  If you look really close, the image is colored with my Prismacolor pencils, but just barely. The image is Dandy Lion, which is the Krafty Komeback this month, and the sentiments are from the Dandy Lion set and the Sincere Thanks set.  I used distress ink in "Tea Stain" on a sponge to distress the edges of the kraft paper. then I used an ivory colored ribbon and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts to embellish the card.  I really hope you guys like it! 

ok, back to business...
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 June 6th 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!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Birthday Wishes!

Hello everyone!  We have a very special birthday to celebrate today!  It's Nana Diana's birthday!!!!!

So, in honor of this wonderfully special woman, we are doing a super fun blog hop for you all today.  I asked Kimmie what colors Nana liked and she said "oranges and peaches are a couple of her faves." Being as I LOVE orange.... it was a great starting point for me! Here's my Krafty Birthday Kreation!

Well, Nana Diana, I hope that you love your little card, I hope that out have an amazing birthday, and I hope that you know how much you're loved by the whole Kraftin' Kimmie Krew!  

To all of you Krafty peeps, here's the links for the hop, grab a tasty beverage and enjoy all of the awesome cards that the DT has created for this very special woman, and feel free to hop on the Krafty Friends Facebook page and leave Nana Diana some birthday love! 

Happy hoppin' and Kraftin'!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

What's Kraken?!?!

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! The challenge this week is to use Pink, Orange and Green!!!!! Naturally when I saw a color scheme challenge you all knew I'd jump at the chance.... I LOVE color challenges! 
I sat to work almost immediately.... well,....  I colored up little miss Sandy Seawater here and went.... hum......... so I left her on my desk for a few days.  I really didn't know what to do with her... I picked her up a few times... but then sat her back down... my Mojo had sunk.  What to do what to do????? Then my cousin texted me while I was sitting at my desk... she said.... "Hi Pal, what's crackin'?" Then it hit me!!!!!!  Behold.... Sandy and her Kraken!!!!! 


Full disclosure is that I JUST became the proud new parent of a Cricut Explore.... so... I used it to cut the Kraken tentacles and ocean waves.  Then I tied on some coordinating ribbons and boom!!!!! My very first pop up card was complete! I just love how this turned out! Now, it's YOUR turn.  I can't wait to see what you all make! 
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! Every Friday (except during peeks) Kimmie posts a handful of stamps at a great discount! This is a great way to build up your collection & clear off your wishlist AND save some money!
Did you see the current Krafty Komeback?!? DANDY LION is BACK and as cute as ever!
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 May 30th 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!!

Friday, May 26, 2017

This one's a Dandy!

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! You all have been loving these, so here we go again!
This GORGEOUS spring stamp set features one of our most popular images from artist Annie Rodrigue! 
It's sweet little ....... DANDY LION!!

Now I'm not a fan of weeds...but I do love those dandelions! Such a gorgeous design that's perfect for friendship creations, thinking of you cards and lots more! And look at that FUN skirt.....so many ways to colour it!
.... But come on now... isn't she just so sweet?  I used a bunch go grays, both warm and cool, to color her up and I accent that with bright green eyes! I even used a few of the BV markers on her dress because I loved that little bit of a violet tint to it.  I used a zillion and 12 flowers from Wild Orchid crafts as well. 
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 DANDY LION 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!
Happy stampin'!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wonderful 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 krafty!!
Brand NEW Krafty goodness is in the store!!! Happy shoppin'!
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 May 23rd 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!

So, wanna see what I made for this week's Wonderful Wednesday?  I think it's pretty "Nifty."

Our school had a Sock Hop a couple of weeks ago and I made these awesome little gifts as prizes for different contests.  I used some regular yardstick and I watercolored it with distress inks and a sponge.... then I embossed this sweet little couple with versa mark and basic black embossing powder.  I tied them to retro candies and soda bottles with lots of bright curling ribbons!  EEEEKKKKK!!!!! So cute!  

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Krafting! 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Hop Day!

The MAY Release is NOW available at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!
The SIX 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 is a BEE-you-tiful bug set from our new artist, Melissa Baker-Nguyen!! It's called BUGS & KISSES!
Next is a set by Krafty Girl Design Team Member, Jasmine Turandar and it's called SUMMER AVIVA!!
Then we have TWO sets by artist Cheryl Grant!
We're down on the farm with COW'S IT GOING? and JUST CHICKEN IN!

Lastly we have TWO absolutely magical new MERMAID sets from artist Annie Rodrigue! It's FLORENCE FINBOTTOM and SANDY SEAWATER!

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 May Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all SIX of the new sets together and at a discount! But only for a limited time and while supplies last!
**SUPER SECRET KRAFTY KLUB!**
Don't forget that you only have until MONDAY to get your order in for the Secret Klub set!! 
Feel free to order the secret set plus any new sets or extra goodies and I'll ship everything together this week!
So, since I have been making cards for you to see all week, I decided to make something a little different for you to see today.  This is a page for a Happy Planner.  Everyone is very up on tracking things like their workouts and such, that I thought it would be a great Idea to track water intake, just to make sure I'm hydrating enough.  Check it out: 
The papers are from Doodlebug and the quote I printed off of the internet. In case it's too small for you to read it says, "Of course I drink like a fish, I'm a Mermaid!"  
I hope that you like my project, it was hard for me to do something other than a card.... I like making cards, that's my thing. Ha ha ha!  Well, hope you all enjoy the Hop and pick up these amazing stamps from the shop!  Have a wonderful Mother's Day!!!!! 
Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin!!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Mermaids!!!!!!!!!!

Welcome Day FOUR of the MAY Releaseat Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
Can you believe the gorgeous stamps that just keep on comin'!!?
Today is the final day of peeks and the release party is this afternoon at 2pm EST on Facebook! Our final sets are by artist Annie Rodrigue! And who keeps asking for more MERMAIDS?
We've got TWO! First up is FLORENCE FINBOTTOM!!


And the second one is SANDY SEAWATER!!
Each set features a GORGEOUS new mermaid image plus two coordinating sentiments!
I decided to make this sweet mermaid fully embody the rainbow theme.  I made her a redhead, orange shirt, yellow tail, green fins, and blue flippers, with a purple braid to bring it all back together.  Also, can you believe it?  I actually colored a background!!!!!!! Gasp!!! I know, don't fall over. he he he! I added a few flowers and stems from Wild Orchid Crafts and I called it a day..... mainly because I didn't wanna take the focus off of this incredible stamp.  I mean really, a new MERMAID!!!!!!!! woohooo!!!! 
It's also challenge day and our hostess is Krafty Girl, Danielle! 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 May! 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 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, May 12, 2017

Just chicken in...

Welcome to Day THREE of our May Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

What's springtime like down on the farm??  Lots of FUN according to these kiddos and animals!  Here are TWO new sets from artist Cheryl Grant!

First is COW'S IT GOING!!!  Secret Krafty Klub members will recognize this set as they received it in their mailbox back in March!  And it will be available to everyone on Saturday!
It features a large main image, an extra little puppy pal and four fun sentiments!

The second set is JUST CHICKEN IN!!!  How sweet are these???  There's a main image featuring Lexi feeding her chicks (with a lending paw from her kitten), and two additional animal images with a mother hen and a gorgeous pony!  And there's four coordinating sentiments!

You will see both of today's sets 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!
As you can tell I decided to use both sets! He he he!  I just loved these little animals and thought they would all be super cute together! 


ALL SIX of the new May 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, May 11, 2017

Summer Aviva

Welcome to Day TWO of our May Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
I am thrilled to share some gorgeous artwork from one of our amazing design team members!!! Today's stamp set is from artist, Jasmine Turandar!
It's called SUMMER AVIVA!
 This sweet set features a beautiful main image with a lovely summer dress with lots of folds to colour up! And there are also two fabulous coordinating sentiments to go with her!
I colored her up using my BG markers from Copic and added her to some DSP from Graphic 45 and doodlebug. I added some flowers and leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts and I was done!  I wanted this to be a fairly simple card because I really wanted to showcase this amazing Image from the wonderful Jasmine! 
All the Krafty Team and Guests listed below have lots of beautiful creations to share with you today featuring the SUMMER AVIVA stamp set from Jasmine! You'll see her in so many different colours and designs!! 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!
Happy hoppin'!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Bugs and Kisses!

Good morning and welcome to Day ONE of our May New Release Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
Today we are thrilled to introduce the very first quirky stamp set from new artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen!!
We are so excited to add her to the KKS team and can't wait for you to see her unique flair in our new stamp sets!
This first set is perfect for the upcoming months!  It's called BUGS & KISSES!


This fun set features lots of cute little bugs, accessory stamps, sentiments and of course a fabulous jar to put them in!!
There is a total of THIRTEEN awesome stamps in the set!
So, are you ready to see MY creation with this super cute set?  Here ya go!!!! 
All the Krafty Design Team members and Guests listed below have lots of bee-you-tiful designs to share with you today featuring the
BUGS & KISSES 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!
Happy hoppin'!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

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!!
The challenge today is..... BUTTONS!!!!! So sift through your stash, or go find an old shirt and pop them off... or even check he hem if your trousers for a spare... but find a button somewhere and get to Krafting!  Here's my Kreation for buttons challenge! 

I grabbed a pre-fab bookmark from the pile I have leftover from an old project Evan and I had done last summer.  Then I stamped this precious little bear (from the Buddy Bears set by Emilie Goulet) on it and went to town coloring with my Copic markers. Since this isn't the highest quality paper I had to color fast so that I could blend and be super careful not to oversaturate the paper.  Here's the colors that I used: 
Pillow: C3,1,0 and the colorless blender. 
Bear: E39,37,35,33,31
Nose: R20,22
Then I grabbed my trusty craft glue and my mason jar full of buttons, I found a length of white satin ribbon and I cut into pieces.  I attached the bookmark to a piece of Kraft paper, then I glued on the ribbons and trimmed them, then I glued on the buttons and let it all dry.  Now I have an adorable little bookmark to keep my spot while I'm away (making my coffee)!  Hooray! 
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 <3 span=""> Remember these specials end when the weekend does!
Join us this Sunday, May 7th at 2pm EST for a LIVE Facebook Party where you will be able to scoop up some older rubber stamps that are retired and hard to find!
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 May 12th 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 ...