Saturday, August 27, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #346 - Distressed

Happy Saturday sweet krafty friends! 
There's a new weekly challenge starting today
 The theme for Challenge #346 is "Vintage or Distressed".  
This is not my typical style but when
I do it I love how it looks.  It's also a 
lot of fun to get inky and scruff up 
the edges of my papers.  Very theraputic :o)

Here's my card to share with you today 
using the brand spankin' NEW stamp
set called AUTUMN WISHES.
This stamp reminds me of my friend's kid
who loves pigs and raises them for both
4H and for breeding stock.  I didn't know
how adorable pigs could be (even though they
are definitely stinky) until I got to go see them
and hear all about their stories.  Still I think
I'd rather go visit them than raise my own :o)

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 326 - It's all about You
(I have two "you"s on my card)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenges - Aug A.G.
Stamping Sensations August Challenge - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 440 - Words/Numbers

Thanks so much for visiting me today!
I hope you will link up your own fabulous creation.
There's a Kraftin' Kimmie Gift Certificate as a
prize opportunity for playing along (check out the
main blog post for details).
Hugs! D

Friday, August 26, 2016

Crazy4Challenges C4C351 "Holiday"

Hello and happy weekend!
Today is the last week of my 
Guest Designer month at 
It's been such a fun month and
I'd like to thank the ladies for 
having me with them! 

The theme for C4C351 and the last Saturday
of  August 2016 is "Upcoming Holiday". 
We'd like to see your cards for one of 
the many holidays coming up soon.  
What holiday is your favorite to craft for?
I love both Halloween and Christmas.

I've been pressed for time this week so I went with a
quick design that uses a piece of patterned paper
and a large sentiment stamp.  Then I added some
ink distressing around the edges.
Viola!  A quick halloween card done!
Supplies: patterned paper (retired Stampin' Up!)
Sentiment from Spook-Tacular Sentiments
by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks Challenges #313 "Let's Get Sentimental"

Thanks for popping in to visit me today!
Go see what the lovely gals at Crazy 4 Challenges 
have made to share with you and then come play 
along with us too!  Hugs! D

Freebie Friday August 26th, 2016 {Bugaboo Stamps}

Happy Friday or should I say Fri-YAY!
What a crazy week it's been for me.
I'm so looking forward to the weekend 
and hopefully some good crafting time.
How about you?

If you are able to get some good crafty time
there's an adorable FREEBIE available 
today at Bugaboo Stamps that you can 
go download for your very own to use.  
This is the super sweet image
and my card using it

If you'd like more inspiration just pop on over to 
see what some of the other DT members
have made to share with you!  

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Craft Rocket Challenges #22 Thing with Wings

Thanks so much for popping in today to see me!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs to each of you!  D

Friday, August 19, 2016

Crazy4Challenges C4C350 "Sketch Time"

Hello friends and followers!
It's time for another great challenge

I'm really enjoying my month of being 
a Guest Designer with this talented group!

This week there's an awesome sketch.

and here's what I did with it

That adorable owl is from the brand NEW stamp set 
called Happy Owl-oween and the the sentiment 
is from the set called Spook-tacular Sentiments 
(both from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps).  The paper 
is from Doodlebug designs and those cute buttons
have been in my stash for a while just waiting to be used.

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

Come play along with the Crazies and use the
awesome sketch for inspiration.  I can't wait to see 
what you make!  Hugs! D

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges - Wonderful Wednesday Anything Goes

Happy Wednesday sweet friends and followers!
Pat yourself on the back because you have now
made it to mid work week and are now on the 
down hill slide to the weekend - whoo hoo!  

It's time for another Wonderful Wednesday
The theme on Wonderful Wednesday is 
ALWAYS Anything Goes (except release week).

 I'm playing with one of my favorite NEW
stamp sets that was just released this weekend 
called Harvest Blessings (by artist Becky Pearce)
Such a fun and adorable set! 
I LOVE anything to do with pumpkins -
the color, the shape, the way they symbolize
fall and Thanksgiving. Oh and of course
pumpkin beer, bread, pie, muffins, lattes... :o) 

I'm really trying to take better photos.  It always seems as if
something is off a bit though.  If it's not the lighting, it's the 
angle or in this case the camera focused on the wrong part
of the card and the main image isn't as crisp as I would have 
liked.  Oh well, by the time I got home and discovered it 
wasn't perfect it was too dark out to try another photo.
So...I'm embracing this as it is.  And I hope you like it! 

My design comes from the great sketch at 
MOJO Monday #461 which I varied just a bit

I'm also entering the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #188 - anything goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges #325 - Always Anything Goes

I hope you will join us this week!
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 August 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!!

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
Til next time...hugs and happy kraftin'! D

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps August 2016 NEW Release Blog Hop

What a fun week this has been with the FABulous
NEW Release peeks for August 2016

There's been vampires, witches, owls, cats,
bats, a goat a pig, cute kids and pumpkins - WOW!
Today we have a blog hop full of ahhsome inspiration
(and let's be honest, a good dose of crafty enabling and temptation)!

ALL the new stamps are available in the KKS Shop
WHOO HOO.! If you haven't shopped yet may I
suggest you do so while you can because I think
this fabulous new release is going to sell out FAST -
I'm just sayin'...I wouldn't want you to miss out!

My card for today features the FaBOOlous

Bats and Cats and Pumpkins...Oh MY!!
I'm seriously in LOVE with these adorable little bats!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
The Brown Sugar Challenge Blog #211 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenges #114 - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges - Let's Go Wild
(bats are wild and/or in the wild right?)

Enjoy the hop and the wonderful creations my
Krafty Girls sisters have made for your inspiration!
Thanks so much for visiting me today! Hugs D

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps NEW Release Sneak Peek and Anything Goes challenge - August 2016

Hi everyone!  Have you been enjoying the
NEW Release peeks this week 
I've sure had fun sharing them with you!
Today is the final day of the sneak peeks.
It's almost time to release ALL the new SPOOK-tacular
stamp sets that you've been seeing all week!

You will be able to snatch them up for your very
own tonight after the ONLINE RELEASE PARTY
at 6pm Eastern Time.  Whoo Hoo!!!

It's also challenge day and our hostess is Krafty Girl, Tangii !
And as always during release week, the challenge theme
is ANYTHING GOES! 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 because Anything Goes!
Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we 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 August!
The prize is a $20 Gift Certificate to use on
ANYTHING you want in the shop! But you gotta play to win :o).

We have TWO adorable new sets to share with you today
from artist, Becky Pearce! These are sure to make you
wanna say BOO - but in a good way (winky face).
These sets can be used on their own or in combination
with each other or even other Halloweenie type sets!

First is this sweet set of feathered friends called

Next up is a fun set of GOURD-GEOUS images
and friends called HARVEST BLESSINGS!

I combined these two sets to make this FUN card.
Aren't these ghosts and bats adorable 
(never imagined I'd say that about bats or ghosts).

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges #290 Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations Challenges - August - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges #324 - Always Anything Goes

Have you decided yet which sets you can't 
live without this month?  I know it's a difficult
choice for sure as I think they are all keepers!
Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
Hugs and happy hoppin'! D