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 item....you 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
at KRAFTIN KIMMIE the theme is ANYTHING GOES!

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!
 First up is FLORENCE FINBOTTOM!

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 me...in 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

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #379 "Summer"

Hello wonderful crafty peeps!
It's the last Saturday of April already - wow!
Do you have any fun weekend plans?
It's supposed to be cold here so I made a big pot
of homemade vegetable beef soup. I'm not excited
about the cold - in fact I really am ready for the
warmer weather.  But the rain is making things green
and I do love homemade soup on a cold day :o).   

I have a card to share with you that I made for 
Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #379 where the theme
this week is SUMMER!  Oh I am really looking 
forward to summer! Sunshine, flowers, popsicles,
time at the lake, warm weather, green grass, 
flip flops, and bbq time with family.  

 My card today features one of the beautiful lasses 
from  the KKS clear stamp set called Tweetie Birds.
I used lots of flowers on my card (and in the dsp) because 
summer to me means flowers, sunshine & birds singing!

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

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today!
I hope you will come join us this week and share you own
beautiful creation with a Summer theme.  
Hugs! D

Friday, April 28, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Krafty Komeback "Alice in Wonderland"

Hello friends! Happy Friday!
Wow another month has just about flown right on by.
It's been a crazy month for me and my crafty MOJO
seemed to have flown off too ;o(.  

Are you familiar with the Kraft Komebacks
at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS?
These are some very popular rubber stamps that have 
been retired previously but were so requested that 
the artists re-work them a little and Kimmie
releases them in a new (and awesome) clear 
stamp version.  This month's Krafty Komeback set is 
ALICE in Wonderland by artist Annie Rodrigue!

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!
I was so disappointed that I missed out on her
previously and super excited that I have the opportunity
to design with her this month!  That's a great way
to get my crafty MOJO jump-started again!
Take a look at what I made :o)

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

Be sure to check out the Frugal Friday specials this weekend!
PLUS if you'd like to get your hands on some 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 the
hard to find rubber stamp sets in the group and join us
 at 2pm EST on Sunday afternoon for all the FUN!

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!!!
Thanks for stopping in to visit me!  Hugs D

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - April Release Blog Hop Celebration

Well hello there!  Happy Easter to each of you.
I hope you have a very blessed day.

So happy you are here to visit me
because today is the special blog hop celebration for 
the NEW clear stamps release this month at
KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!
So grab a nice hot (or cold) beverage, sit back and relax
while you hop around and enjoy all the amazing creations
from the Krafty Design Team and Guests!

The FOUR new clear stamp sets that we've been sharing all week 
are NOW up in the krafty shop!  So after you hop around you
can jump right on over to the KKS Shop and grab 'em!

Today I'm sharing another card using another of  the
adorable animal stamps in the
PUDDLE PALS set by artist Emilie Goulet!

For my layout I used the MOJO MONDAY #492 Sketch

I'm also entering these great challenges:
Stamping Sensations: April Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges: Spring Color Inspiration


FUSION - Truck Bouquet
(the colors were my main inspiration)

Keeping my post kind of  short and sweet today.
But before I go I wanted to remind you of the
**SUPER SECRET KRAFTY KLUB** for this next month.
You have until MONDAY to get your order in for the Secret Klub set
(Kimmie has extended the deadline). She is giving you two clues
for this set 1) the artist is Emilie Goulet and 2) the theme is BEACH!
 Now it over to you...Happy hoppin'!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps April 2017 NEW Release peeks - DAY FOUR & Anything Goes Challenge

Happy weekend friends!
It's the final day of the fabulous sneak peeks
of the NEW April clear stamps
at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!

Can you believe the springtime sweetness revealed this month?
All of the new stamp sets will be available in the KKS Shop
this afternoon following the LIVE ONLINE PARTY at 2pm EST
in the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Krafty Friends Facebook group.

Our final set is from artist Emilie Goulet - 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 it always
is 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!! Wanna win??  Then go get busy on your entry :o)

Here's my card to share with you today.  I am in love with this
sweet little fox.  His (or maybe her) face just makes me
want to smile and break out in song - like the papers
is used in the one panel "singing in the rain"!

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



Thanks for stopping in to visit me today! Don't forget to click on one
of the links below to see what my super talented teammates and our
April guests have to show you as well. You'll be glad that you did! 


Friday, April 14, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps April 2017 NEW Release peeks DAY THREE

Hello krafty friends! Happy Friday!
Have you been enjoying the sneak peeks from the NEW
Releases at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS this month?!
Today we have another super sweet set from 
artist Cheryl Grant that celebrates spring!
It's the adorable RAINY DAY LULU (and friends)!


I'm a huge fan of artist Cheryl Grant - her images
always make me smile.  Here's my card using this set.


I am entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #196 - Anything Goes w/option Twist of Spring
Addicted to Stamps and More #237 "Make Your Mark"
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #154 - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: April Anything Goes

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!

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

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps April 2017 NEW Release peeks Day TWO

Oh hello and welcome back for DAY TWO
 of the fantastic April release sneak peeks 

Yesterday we showed you a favorite fairytale princess
and today we have another - EEEEEeeeee!
It's my favorite princess - CINDERELLA 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!

I'm just so excited about this set!  I knew I wanted to
make it extra sparkly like the scene in the movie where
her dress gets transformed right before our very eyes. 
Here's my card to share with you:
I colored her with copic markers and then enhanced some of
the shadows and shading with prismacolor pencils.   I added
some liquid pearls to her dress and when that dried added 
a healthy dosage of frontage all around her.  I LOVE 
how she turned out and plan to frame her later.

Here's a close up of all that sparkle

I'm entering this card in these awesome challenges:

Don't forget to join us for the LIVE Online Release Party 
on Saturday at 2 pm EST (in the Kraftin' Kimmie Friends 
Facebook group).  It's always lots of fun!  

Now off  you go to see some more beautiful creations from the Krafty
team and guests.  I think you are gonna LOVE what  you see! 


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie April 2017 NEW Release Peeks Day ONE

Whoo Hoo it's April and a new month of
NEW releases from KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!

Oh we have the sweetest sets EVER to show you over the course
of the next few days.  If you are a fan of fairytales then today's
new stamp set is sure to make you feel very happy :o)

The first stamp set we are showing you is SNOW WHITE by  
artist Annie Rodrique.  This stamp set might look a little familiar
because you may have seen a little peek of this gorgeous new set
which just happens to be the Secret Krafty Klub set that was sent
out to the members in February (such lucky crafty peeps)!

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!  I know that I'm going to
be coloring up this sweet set a lot!    Here's my first card using her:


I'm entering this card in these awesome challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you go visit the others
shown in the links below cause they have some awesome 
creations to share too!  See you tomorrow! D

Sunday, April 9, 2017

YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #61

Hello friends and follwers!
Today is my birthday - whoop whoop!
Family are coming over and hubby is making
my favorite Rocky road cake - so yummy!!!
Today is totally going to be a cheat day as
I plan to enjoy all my favorite food and sweets.
Tomorrow at the gym I'll probably regret it - but
oh well...you only live once so I'm going to 
celebrate and eat the cake :o)  

Anyway.... thanks for visiting me today!
I have an Easter card to share with you.
Last month I participated in 
The Daily Marker 30 Coloring Challenge.  
I colored each day but didn't get an actual project
done but twice.  The sweet images on my card 
were some of the ones I colored.  So excited to 
have a finished project now :o)
Stamp set and coordinating dies (Your Next Stamp:Sprinkles - Eggstra-Awesome
Papers: Doodlebug Designs Easter Parade (main panel) & Happy Spring. 
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight.
Grass die (YNS - Chunky Grass Die)  
Colored w/copic markers.  Extras: YNS gumdrops. 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
YNS #61 where I used the current sketch challenge
 (see below) for my design.

 
Jo's Scrap Shack Fun Friday Challenge #183 "Anything Goes"

That's all from me today!  I'm so glad
you popped in to visit!  Hugs D

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #376 "Easter"

Happy weekend lovely crafty friends!
Wow what a week I had this past week!
Let's just say I'm so happy that one is in the 
books and I have today to relax a little bit :o)

Today is the start of the first Saturday challenge of
April 2017 at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE CHALLENGES.  
Our first challenge theme for this 
month from our hostess Jasmine is #379 "Easter"

I used a sweet little stamp sets that was one of the 
first that "hooked" me on Kraftin' Kimmie

This stamp is from a rubber set.  Many of the rubber sets are in 
very limited quantities as Kimmie has gone clear.  
I must apologize because when I made this card there was 
still a couple of them in stock but it appears that now they
have sold out.  The unfortunate part of that is when these older
rubber sets are gone they are gone. I'm sorry for tempting you 
but I hope you like my card anyway and it has inspired you to 
make an Easter card of your own to play along with us.

You can use the April sketch (like I did) for extra chance to WIN
a gift certificate to the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop.  You don't have to
use it but it's up all month to help inspire you or give 
your MOJO a boost if needed.  Sketches really help me to
get a card together quickly or when my creativity is lagging. 

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



So now it's back over to you!  Hope you have some 
good crafty fun this weekend!  Thanks so 
much for stopping in to visit me today!
Hugs! D

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday - {Look for Rainbows}

Hello lovely crafty friends - Happy Wednesday!
It's time for another ANYTHING GOES Challenge
for Wonderful Wednesday at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE!

My card today features the beautiful young 
gal from Look for Rainbows along with a retired
sentiment from a previous set (sorry about that) that 
has been laying on my craft desk for awhile and seemed
so perfect for this.  That small grass piece on the bottom
was also on the desk waiting to be used :o). 
Are you like me and seldom throw your bits and pieces
and/or rejects away in the hopes that some day you will use them? 
 In this case I'm really glad that I did :o).  
I had colored this image as practice for a color-along that I did
last month for Kraftin' Kimmie in the Facebook Friends group.
I later fussy cut around her and placed her on this card.  

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
twist of Anything Spring (spring showers & umbrellas) 

I hope that you will decide to 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 item....you name it! 
It must be a NEW creation and you can enter 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! The more you play the better your chances
are of winning! What do you think.....wanna WIN? Let's see your krafty stuff!

Thanks for popping in to visit me today! Hope the rest of 
your week is a good one! Hugs D

Thursday, March 30, 2017

4 Crafty Chicks Challenges {4CC #344} - Crazy Egg/Anything Goes

Well here it is the end of March and my 
last post as a guest designer for 
4 CRAFTY CHICKS CHALLENGES
It's been such a fun month of challenges and 
again I'm so thankful to the lovely chicks 
for inviting me to play alongside them! 

This last challenge of March is #344 CRAZY EGG!
That means ANYTHING GOES is the theme!

Here's my card to share with you today -
I gave this to a friend for her birthday recently.
All the products used on this card are from 
Stampin' Up!  I love this soft Sugarplum color! 

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today.
I hope you will go visit the chicks and leave them a
little love while you're there.  Hugs! D