Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges - May 24th

Hello friends!  Happy hump day! 
The end of my work week is in sight 
and it's a long holiday weekend!

Today we have another WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY
challenge for you at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE and you know 
what that means...the theme is ANYTHING GOES!  
We hope you can play along! 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 name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you 
can enter until May 30th 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!!

A little birdie told me that something fun is happening 
on Friday! Make sure ya tune in to see what's going on! 

My card today features the NEW clear stamp set called 
BUGS and KISSES combined with some pretty 
flowers from BUDS and BLOOMS.  

I used a combo of copics, zig clean color markers
and distress inks to make this card.  I cut the sentiment 
apart (gasp!) so I could arrange it a little differently.
I'm pretty tickled with how it turned out and I 
absolutely ADORE these little bees!!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Thanks for visiting me today!  Have a wonderful 
rest of your week! Hugs D

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - May 2017 NEW Release Blog Hop Celebration

Happy Mother's Day!
Are you ready for some amazing inspiration today?!
I sure hope so because the SIX new clear stamp sets that we've
been sharing all week for KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS are
  NOW available in the krafty shop AND we're celebrating
with a Krafty HOP! The Krafty Krew and our fantastic 
guests have pulled out all their creative genius karma
and have some amazing creations to share with you today
featuring the new stamps for May!

This month of new releases has been my favorite so far 
(okay I know I've said that a time or two before but really
I think it is!!!).   Grab your favorite beverage, get comfy
and start hopping along with us.    

I'm using one of the two fantastic new sets by artist Cheryl Grant
called "COWS IT GOING".  Take a peek!

I got some Prisma Color colored pencils for my birthday 
this year (a set of 72). This is my first real attempt at coloring 
the entire image with them.  I'm pretty happy with how it looks :o) 
This stamp set just steals my heart.  I love cows! 

Thanks so much for popping in to visit me today. 
Now off you go to the next person in the list.  Enjoy! 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps NEW Release DAY FOUR and ANYTHING GOES Challenge

Happy weekend crafty peeps! 
I get the pleasure of being your hostess for this week's 
challenge and because it's peek week for the May NEW releases

Today is the final day of peeks and the release party
is this afternoon at 2pm EST on Facebook!
I hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes! 

Our final sets are by artist Annie Rodrigue! We know that so many
of you LOVE Mermaids And we've got TWO new one for you!

And the second one is SANDY SEAWATER!

I used Sandy Seawater on my card today - take a peek:

I stamped these images in Memento London Fog (light grey) ink
so I could try the no-lines technique.  Many of my krafty DT
teammates have this technique mastered but I've only done it one
other time before.  I'm pretty happy with this second attempt, but then
I think it would be hard to mess up this beautiful image too much :o)!

I'd like to also enter this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges - Going Dotty
Craft Rocket Challenges #37 - Fantasy
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges #328 - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks Challenges 4CC #350 "Celebrating Women

Okay so it's back over to you now!  Remember it's ANYTHING GOES
so you can 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! 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!
I 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?

Don't forget to pop on down to the links below and visit the
Krafty Krew and Guests listed below.  They have lots of super FUN
designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps!


Friday, May 12, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps NEW Release May 2017 DAY THREE Peeks {Just Chicken In}

Hello Hello Hello sweet friends!
How's  your week been?  Who's glad it's Friday?!
Oh yessssss my hand is way up in the air!

I'm so happy you are here to visit me again today because
the sneak peeks of the NEW clear stamps sets release
for this month at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE continue and
today we are featuring a couple super cute NEW animal sets
 by artist Cheryl Grant. What's springtime like down on the farm? 
Lots of FUN according to these kiddos and animals!

I'm featuring one of the sets called JUST CHICKEN IN.
Oh my goodness I just LOVE this set!
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 punny coordinating sentiments!

Here's my card to share with you today:

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More #241 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenges #158 Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon challenge #393 Punny Projects

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!

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

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps NEW Release May 2017 DAY TWO Peeks {Summer Aviva}

Hello friends and welcome back for DAY TWO of 
the fantastic sneak peeks of May from 

Today we are featuring an absolutely beautiful stamp
with two wonderful sentiments by another new to us artist -
and our amazing design team member Jasmine Turandar!
It's called SUMMER AVIVA!

This sweet set features a beautiful main image with a
lovely summer dress that has lots of folds to color! And there are
also two fabulous coordinating sentiments to go with her!

Isn't she beautiful?! I think she's just amazing and really enjoyed
creating  this card to share with you today.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges today too:

Thanks for visiting me today!  Pop on down to the links below
and go see what the rest of the krafty krew has to show you! 
See you tomorrow with another peek :o)  

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Kraftin" Kimmie Stamps - May NEW Release Peeks DAY ONE

Whoo Hoo!  I'm so excited that  you are here to visit me
because it's DAY ONE of the fabulous sneak peeks for
the May release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

This month is so fantastic I can  hardly believe it myself!
The first set we have to show you has so many sweet 
little images and lots of ways that it can be used.
It's called BUGS & KISSES by 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 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!
I am totally in LOVE with this set!

I used my mini Misti (my birthday pressie from my kiddos)  
to line up my stamps, then I embossed everything on 
watercolor paper.  This is colored with Zig Clean Color 
markers.  I fussy cut a few extra leaves and popped them 
up a bit around the bottom. A last step was to add some 
glitter glue around the little lightening bug's bums
for their special glow :o).  Someday I hope to actually
see a lightening bug.  Have you seen them before?
I wonder if they are as adorable as these guys :o).

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
twist of Use 5 of Something (I have 5 red hearts)

Thanks so much for visiting me today.  Please go visit
my lovely DT pals and guests (links  below) to see what 
they have to share with you today too!  Hugs! D 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Crafting by Designs - May 3rd "Anything Goes" - Guest Designer

Hello lovely friends! 
Is your week going well so far?  Have you had any time to be crafty?
For some ways I think "wow it's finally Wednesday" 
and then I think "oh my goodness it's already Wednesday"!
Do you know what I mean?  So it goes sometimes :o)

I'm happy you are here to visit me today!  
A while back I entered Challenge #114 "For A Man"
at CRAFTING BY DESIGNS and my card was one of
the ones chosen as a Top Pick.  To my delight I was 
asked to be a Guest Designer for a future challenge.
Of course I said "yes" and today is that day :o) 

The Theme this week is ANYTHING GOES 
which is super easy and fun!  Always a favorite of mine.
I made this card for my daughter's boyfriend recently.
He's a football player and loves the Denver Broncos
(as do I !).  I thought this was perfect for him. 
The main image is from a stamp set called ALL STAR 
(by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps) and the sentiment is from 
a set called Stay Strong (by SugarPea Designs).  
Those number stickers have been in my stash for years
(literally).  I bought them with some scrapbook layout
in mind but had never used them.  I'm honestly quite
surprised that they stuck to the card (hope they are
still sticking on there - lol)!  

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Thanks so much to the Crafting by Designs DT for 
having me as a guest this week!  Please come 
play along with us too.  I can't wait to see what you make! 
Hugs! D