Sunday, October 15, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - NEW Release Blog HOP Celebration

Woohoo! It's finally here!  Today we are celebrating the
amazing CHRISTMAS release of ALL of the
NEW October KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!

ALL FOUR new sets are NOW available in the Krafty Shop!

Grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while you hop around
to visit the design team blogs and enjoy all the amazing creations!!
You'll see creations using ANGELICA ANGEL and
another fun sweetie, EVANGELINE ANGEL,  and some tweet
feathered friends from MERRY & BRIGHT BIRDIES
And of course the adorable new REINDEER GAMES!

I'm featuring another card from REINDEER GAMES today
I apologize for the bad photo.  I tried 4 different times to get
good light without much success (sad face).  It's really much more
vibrant in real life!  I dotted all around
the scene with a white sharpie pen to make the snow.

*** Don't forget the ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL!!
All orders of $80+ get to CHOOSE
one of FOUR FREE stamp sets!!
(You are My Sunshine, Ewe are Amazing, Book Dragon
or Christmas Blessings Sentiments!)
Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin!!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - October NEW Release Peeks and ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE

Hey hey friends it's Day FOUR of the OCTOBER
Krafty Peeks at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!

Today is the final day of peeks and the release party is
THIS AFTERNOON at 2pm EST on Facebook!
Are you going to join in and help us celebrate ALL the new sets?

It's also ANYTHING GOES challenge week (as it always is
during peek week) and I get the pleasure of being your
krafty hostess this week!  I'm feeling so tickled to share this
newest stamp set from artist Becky Pearce called
REINDEER GAMES!  Oh my oh my this is going to
be one of my all time favorites for the holidays!
 There's a total of TWENTY cutie pie stamps in this fun set!

Here's my card to share with you today.  I just love the sweet
little snowy cabin from this set.  It would be super cute on
tags  or on the outside of your envelopes.  I've got a thing for plaid papers
and distressing this release too :o)  Take a peek
 You might also recognize the layout I used again.  
It's the fabulous KKS October sketch template.
Sketches really help me get cards together quicker.

Before you hop on down to the links below let me remind you that 
 this week the challenge is 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
a $20 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!!
Use any sketch, any design, any embellishments because...
yep, you got it... Anything Goes! Have some krafty fun and join us
this week because we'd LOVE to see your KKS designs.

Oh and hey...don't miss this news too...
Kimmie is doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release
 on the Krafty Friends facebook page!  If you haven't joined this
awesome FB group yet now's a wonderful time to do so. It's the best
place to keep up with all the fun stuff and sharing of creations.
For example there's the LIVE Online Release Party TODAY at 2pm EST!

We'll be checking out ALL of the FOUR NEW clear stamp sets,
sharing fabulous creations, giving away PRIZES and having
tons of krafty fun! The winners of all our giveaways
going on this week will be announced at the party so don't miss it!
Thanks for visiting me today! Happy hoppin'!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - October NEW RELEASE Peeks Day THREE - Merry and Bright Birdies

Oh my goodness...what a week so far at
The new holiday stamps being released this month 
are just way too awesome!  We've shown you a couple
beautiful and fun winged ladies and today we have
some more winged creatures for you nature lovers too.
It's an AH-may-ZING new set by artist
Melissa Baker-Nguyen and it's SO unique!
Check out our holiday feathered friends!
It's MERRY & BRIGHT BIRDIES!

This fabulous set comes with FIVE main images of these fluffy peeps,
plus super fun sentiments and accessory stamps! I just adore this set!


For my card today I combined the gorgeous wreath from
Holly Jolly with one of the sweet little birds - take a peep
(oops...I mean peek LOL)!  If  you just pretended to laugh
then you are my new bestest friend :o)!

Id like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Fusion Card Challenge - Striped Wreath

I used the wreath element with the big yellow bow
as my inspiration (but Christmas instead of Halloween)
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges #350 Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenges - Distressing
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #499 - Circles

If you click on the links below you'll get to see lots of fabulous
creations from the Krafty design team and guests using these little peeps.
Be sure to leave some love at each stop because You might be chosen
 as the lucky one who commented and WIN a gift voucher to the
KKS Shop. There is a prize opportunity for EACH DAY
of the peeks this time! Whoo hoo!

And if that isn't exciting enough there's also a HUGE GIVEAWAY!!
 You can WIN the ENTIRE new October Release! To find out the deets
just hop on over to our Krafty Friends facebook page!

ALL FOUR of the new October clear stamp sets will be released
tomorrow afternoon! The LIVE Online Release Party starts 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, October 12, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - October NEW Release Peeks Day TWO - Evangeline Angel

Hello hello! Welcome back for DAY TWO
of the OCTOBER NEW RELEASE sneak peeks

Wasn't yesterday fantastic?  Well if you liked that 
stamp set you are sure to love this one just as much.
Here's our second angel...EVANGELINE ANGEL!
This set was the Super Secret Krafty Klub stamp set that was
included in the Khristmas Kard Kit! The lucky crafters who preordered
it already have it in their inky little fingers and you'll get to see their
creations today because they are our fabulous GUESTS!

I'm absolutely in heaven because I LOVE angels!
This fun new stamp set has the large main image and three sentiments!



I really enjoyed coloring this image with my copics.

Once again I used the October KKS sketch for inspiration and
my layout.  I love to use sketches because it lets me focus on 
things other than than design (which sometimes can keep me
wrapped up way too long in finishing a card).

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Make sure you check out the links below to see the
fantastic creations from the October guests and Krafty Krew.
 One winner will be chosen from EACH DAY of the peeks this
week just for leaving a comment! Nice!

Oh and hey...don't miss this news too...
Kimmie is doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release
 on the Krafty Friends facebook page!  If you haven't joined this
awesome FB group yet now's a wonderful time to do so. It's the best
place to keep up with all the fun stuff and sharing of creations.
For example there's the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday
afternoon at 2pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the FOUR
NEW clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away
prizes and having tons of krafty fun! The winners of all our giveaways
going on this week will be announced at the party so don't miss it!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - October NEW Release Peeks Day ONE - Angelica Angel

Oh hello there!  So happy you're here to visit me today because
we are kicking off the sneak peeks from the FABULOUS
NEW RELEASE for October 2017 at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS
This month is all about my favorite holiday (Christmas) and
the first two days are down right angelic (hint hint) :o).


This is such a fun month because it's also Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
Eight Year Anniversary! And we are celebrating with lots of
fabulous specials, prizes and giveaways!
 I'm so excited to share this with you over the next few days!

So let's get the peeks going for DAY ONE and the
absolutely gorgeous long haired beauty ANGELICA ANGEL!


I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C406 - Make A Card

This gorgeous clear stamp set features also has three coordinating sentiments
Oh my gosh isn't she amazing?!  I LOVE angel images!

Just think of the beautiful holiday creations you could make featuring this set!
I used the October sketch from KKS Challenges for my layout.

Be sure to hop around to the different blog links below to see lots
 of beautiful creations featuring the ANGELICA ANGEL stamp set!
 Be sure to leave a comment at each stop because you might
be the lucky person who WINS a $10 gift voucher to the krafty shop
just because you left us some love.  One winner will be chosen from
EACH DAY of the peeks this week! Woohooooooooo!

Oh and hey...don't miss this news too...
Kimmie is doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release
 on the Krafty Friends facebook page!  If you haven't joined this
awesome FB group yet now's a wonderful time to do so. It's the best
place to keep up with all the fun stuff and sharing of creations.
For example there's the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday
afternoon at 2pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the FOUR
NEW clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away
prizes and having tons of krafty fun! The winners of all our giveaways
going on this week will be announced at the party so don't miss it!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

My Favorite Things - World Card Making Challenges - 4 for 4!

Hello again friends!  
Did you get some good crafty card making time 
in yesterday for World Card Making Day?  

I was able to make three of my DT cards for 
an upcoming October release (which will be revealed
next week) and I also made four - yes FOUR - cards
so I could play along with the WCMChallenges at
MY FAVORITE THINGS.  I'm pretty proud of
myself because I haven't made that many cards in
one day in a very long time :o)! So much fun!

All my cards are much more CAS and simple than
I usually do but I was pressed for time and wanted to play 
along.  I surprised myself and really like how they turned out!

Challenge #1 was to use the colors of the rainbow
Here's my first card for the 9 am challenge ROYGBIV
(Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet - I don't know what 
the I stands for :o)) using the fun mixing bowls from 
Kitschy Kitchen and a sentiment from You Bake Me Happy.
My background was colored with Distress ink oxide.
I thought about splattering it but decided I liked it clean.

The second challenge of the day was Die-namics Designs
to use 100% die cuts on the card.  Here's my card using 

The third challenge of the day was By the Numbers 
and incorporate a # on your card.  
I used the sweet Baby Onesie die to make a 1st birthday card

And the fourth challenge of the day was to MAKE and MAIL
a card to someone. This one will be going to a friend that
I haven't had the pleasure of seeing for awhile.  We need to
"dish" and catch up on lots!  I had stamped a bunch of the little
bowls while I was deciding on my rainbow theme so decided to 
use them on this last card too.  
Stamps used are from Kitschy Kitchen, and You Bake Me Happy.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I apologize for the 
poor quality photos.  I was pretty late when I took the
pictures of the cards and didn't have time to redo them this
morning before I'm off to my volunteer clean up day
for the Lions Club.  Have a fantastic day peeps!  
Hugs! D

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #402 - Fall Colors

Howdy all you crafty peeps!
Thanks for popping in to visit me today!
Happy World Card Making Day!
My very favorite holiday next to Christmas :o)!

Fall is now upon us so the theme this week
for Challenge #402 is to show us FALL COLORS!

I love love love the colors of fall - especially
pumpkins!  My card today features one of the stamps
from the the ever so sweet (and not spooky) clear stamp set 
called MINI MONSTERS with some fun fall
Doodlebug Design papers and some distress inks.
  
I seriously just can't get enough of these adorable little monsters!
In fact I'll be doing a live color along in the 
on Monday evening about 8pm EST.  
I hope you'll join me for some coloring fun!

In the mean while go check out this fun crafty group to see
all the specials that Kimmie has in store for you to 
celebrate World Card making Day and her 8th birthday 
with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  

Here's my card to share with you today - hope it makes you smile

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
(inspiration photo)

See you again soon!  Hugs! D 

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #401 - HOLIDAY

Hello hello - how are you?!
It's the last Saturday of September already - wow!
The theme challenge this week at 
KRAFTIN' KIMMIE 
CHALLENGE #401 - is to make a Holiday creation.
There's a couple easy peasy ones coming up...
Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

I chose Christmas as my holiday.
These two lovely carolers are from HOLIDAY STYLE 
which happens to be on sale this weekend as part of the 
FRUGAL FRIDAY Sale (through the weekend while 
supplies last).  The sentiment is from another 
beautiful Christmas set called Holly Jolly.
 I used my Prisma color pencils on this 
and then added distress oxide ink for shading and
liquid pearls for the snow fall.  
Boy those colored pencils are not as easy for
me to use as my copics are.  Mostly I struggle with 
which shades are supposed to be blended or shaded into 
the others (like EO2 goes with E04 etc.).  I am pretty happy 
though with the skin this time as that's been my biggest 
challenge with pencils so far.  I just keep practicing :o)

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

I sure hope that you will decide to join us for this challenge
and share you own beautiful holiday creation with us. 
I can't wait to see what you make! 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges - #400 Distress It

Oh yaaaaaa it's Saturday and time for another
new challenge at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE!
The theme for challenge #400 is DISTRESS IT. 
Our hostess Mindy wants to see you use distress inks. 
Ohhhh what fun - right!
Distress oxides are all the rage right now and I can 
sure see why.  I only have 4 colors but have decided I 
need more (okay maybe want is the more appropriate word).
I've used one of my favorite stamps sets from this month's 
new release - MINI MONSTERS :o).

Thanks for stopping in to visit me today!
I hope you will come play along with us this week
and share your own distress ink creation!  
Happy weekend lovies!  

Thursday, September 21, 2017

My Favorite Things 2017 Card Design Superstar Contest - CAS Birthday

hello friends!
I was so excited to see this fabulous contest happening
at My Favorite Things - did you see it too???
In case you missed it I'll quickly fill ya in.
MFT is holding a contest for an opporunity to 
be a Card Design Superstar and there are (of course) 
absolutely AMAZING PRIZES
 - more than $4,000 for the FIFTEEN winners!  
The contest ends tonight at 10PM EST.
There are 3 different categories to participate in:
CLEAN and SIMPLE Genius
COLORING VIRTUOSO
INNOVATION MASTER

I love MFT products and have quite a
stash (many of which I haven't inked up or used yet)
but life has been a tad (okay more than a tad) bit crazy 
for me lately and I wasn't sure I was going to have a 
chance to participate.  Well...I stayed up late last night
and was able to get at least one card made to enter.

I decided to stretch myself and go with the CAS category
since that is the one style I make the least amount of 
cards with.  I made a card that I was so super excited about
BUT... as I picked it up from my craft table I somehow had 
gotten my finger and thumb in some red ink and left two
not so lovely fingerprints right on the card. UGH!  
I was so disgusted with myself that I just had to go to bed.
This morning I got up and decided I was going to make a
another card but a little differently (didn't want the bad juju again).
Here's what I came up with 

I used the following MFT products:
Make a Wish stamp set (sentiments)

So...thanks for visiting me and please wish me good luck!
It would be so amazing to win.  There are some unbelievable
entries so far.  I'm really glad that I don't have to choose :o)
You can find my card and many other awesome CAS creations by
clicking here. Happy Thursday! Hugs! D

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps September NEW Release - Blog HOP

Hello crafty friends! I'm glad you are here
today because we have a very special HOP to 
celebrate the release of  ALL the Spooky New
stamps this month at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!
Woohoo! It's finally here!!
ALL FOUR new sets are NOW available in the Krafty Shop!


I made another card with the super cute and not too
spooky set by Becky Pearce called MINI MONSTERS.
I just love this set. It can be used for birthday or halloween. 
Or for just a fun kid card.  The set comes w/3 adorable 
little monsters and lots of fun sentiments and accessories.

Thanks so much for visiting me today! 
Don't forget to hop along to the rest of the Krafty
DT and Guests links for more inspiration. 
Hugs! D



Saturday, September 16, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Sept. NEW Release Day THREE - Mini Monsters

Hey Hey it's DAY THREE of the 
September NEW RELEASE Sneak Peeks 
at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!
ALL of our new September stamps will be available this
afternoon at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!

Today we've got a super sweet stamp set to share with you!
 This one is from artist Becky Pearce and it's called
MINI MONSTERS!
The set comes with several main images, lots of cute accessory
stamps and five sentiments for a total of SEVENTEEN stamps in the set!

It's also challenge day and our hostess is Krafty Girl, Tangii!
 And as always during release week, the challenge is ANYTHING GOES!
Are you ready to meet a cute Mini Monster?

 I used the September sketch for my layout.
You can use it too if you would like a little extra inspiration.
I love to use sketches as a starting point for my cards!

 Here's how I decorated the inside (please excuse the dark photo)
 

Be sure to join us on facebook for an hour of celebrating the 
new stamp sets, fun and prizes today at 2pm EST at our 
LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!
Come hang out with the Kimmie and the Krafty Girls and Guests!
Ohhh and how would you like a chance to WIN the ENTIRE
NEW RELEASE of September?  
The details for how you could win can be found in the 

Soooo.... now it's  your turn to go get krafty and join us this week
for ANYTHING GOES! We love to see your designs (especially when
you use a KKS stamp set)!!  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 a $20 Gift Certificate to use
on ANYTHING you want in the shop! 
 Use any sketch, any design, any embellishments because Anything Goes!
 You have a week to play with this challenge.
Can't wait to see what you make!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Sept. NEW Release Sneak Peeks -Devilish Deborah

Hello!  Welcome back for day TWO of the NEW RELEASE
September Krafty Peeks ad KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!
  
Yesterday was a little Grim (with Grim Gretchen) and today we 
are feeling quite very Electricified with ELECTRIC EVELYN and
Devilish with DEVILISH DEBORAH - two more spooky ladies by
the very talented artist Annie Rodrigue!  


Here's DEVILISH DEBORAH!
This creepy chick has a few little ghoulish friends!
Plus there are three fun sentiments!

My card today features DEVILISH DEBORAH



 I used one of the fun sentiments on the inside 
(those cute little spiders are part of another set we 
we be showing you later in the week)
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

All the Krafty Design Team members and Guests listed below 
have lots of gorgeous creations to share with you today featuring the
DEVILISH DEBORAH and ELECTRIC EVELYN stamp sets!

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! 
Also we're giving away the ENTIRE new release over on the Krafty Friends Facebook page! 

The winner will be announced at the LIVE Online Release Party 
on Saturday afternoon, so don't miss it!
Happy hoppin'!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie September Sneak Peek Day ONE - Grim Gretchen

Are you ready to see the awesome September peeks
at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS?
I hope so because it's time to start the SPOOKY PARTY!!!
You'll get to see all the SCARY stamp sets as we share them each day this week!

Day ONE of the Halloween release
features a totally creepy set by artist Annie Rodrigue!
It's called GRIM GRETCHEN!
Check out the fun sentiments that come with this large main image!


Some krafty peeps have seen GRIM GRETCHEN already in the Super Secret
Krafty Klub Halloween Kard Kit! Those who preordered it already
have it in their inky little fingers and are showing you their
creations today and on release day!

For my card today I used the September KKS sketch for inspiration
and I varied from my usual cute papers and bright colors
and went with a dark and creepy feel (this image just had
me so inspired to venture into the dark side lol!).
I really had fun coloring this awesome image. 
 Here's one  of the sentiments on the inside too.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

I hope you will be visiting us each day to see all the fantastic
halloween stamp sets of September.  

 Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on 
Saturday afternoon at 2pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the 
FOUR new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, 
giving away PRIZES and having tons of krafty FUN!
Be sure to hop around to the links below and leave lots of love at 
each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN 
a gift voucher to the krafty shop! Plus we're doing a 
GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends 
facebook page! The winners will be announced at the party so don't miss it!



Friday, September 8, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Krafty Komeback - Trick or Eat

Oh hey! I'm happy you're here to visit me today because
The Krafty Vault at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is being opened again!

As you know some of the older stamp sets have been retired 
and have been hard to find for quite some time. 
Today Kimmie is re-releasing TWO rubber sets

These awesome sets come as completely unmounted pre-trimmed 
natural red rubber!  These sets have NOW been released and are
 in the shop right now!  These were very popular sets so I have
a feeling that they are going to get snatched up quick ;o) 

I used one of the zombie images from TRICK OR EAT today
I absolutely love this spooky sweet set!

here's a close up of this image and the glitter bow (which has now
spread glitter all over my entire craft room). 

See...I told you she's fabulous and you know you want her - hehe!

Hop on down and see what some of the others
on the Krafty krew DT have made to inspire you.
And since you're already shopping, don't forget about 
the FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS that are up in the shop also! 
Have a fantastic weekend!  Hugs! D