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Saturday, June 24, 2017

It's so Long to Guest Designing at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps-Challenge is CIRCLES!


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!!
 
I had such fun making this adorable image.  Throughout this month being a Guest Designer at Kimmie's Kave I've re-acquainted myself with the Stamping world.  Mostly I work in digis for my images but can say I had a lot of fun using the ones from Kimmie.  This week's challenge is to use Circles!  This card was just full of fun features-This is the image Lulu's Wheels from this month's new release and I just had to put her on the road using a free lance road with lane dividers.  I used the green "circles" known as polka dots lol for the grassy land next to the road, used a die cut that had a tree inside a frame (I fancy cut out the frame) for some greenery, added another KKS sentiment and some great cloud paper.  It seemed the perfect stamp to use to wave goodbye/so long to my new friends here at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and thank you for all the help learning the posting ropes on your site and the encouragement I received.  You're a great group of ladies.


The winner of last week's challenge, # {{Tangii or Kimmie, enter winner here}}!! Congratulations, be sure to email Kimmie to get your KKS Giftcard!
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!! Check out this weekends sale in the Krafty Store!
Did you see the latest Krafty Komeback?!? LET THEM EAT CUPCAKES! is the newest Kraftin Kimmie set to see itself revived in Clear!!! Every now and again, Kimmie takes one of our old, dear fave rubber stamps/sets and brings it back in CLEAR!!!
Will you be joining Kimmie and some the Krafty Girls for the Canada Day Crop?!? July First let's spend the day stamping together! There will be challenges, giveaways, TONS of chatting & giggling!
How would you like to spend a month hanging with Kimmie & the Krafty Girls?? Well you still have about a week to get your submissions in for the Krafty Guest Contest!
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 June 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, June 23, 2017

It's time for a Krafty Komeback over at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

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 super sassy stamp set features TWO fun images from our original A Bit Smart Assy stamp set!
We're calling this one LET THEM EAT CUPCAKES!
How fabulous are these two ladies??
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 LET THEM EAT CUPCAKES is NOW AVAILABLE!
No automatic alt text 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 and make the most of that shipping!
Happy stampin'!


Sunday, June 18, 2017

It's Father's Day over at Come And Get It Challenges-ATG and Time for Tea Images is sponsoring us!

 Over at Come and Get It Challenge, we are celebrating Father's Day!  Our Challenges are always ATG, but starting in July we will also have Themes!!  How exciting~
This cute image is from Time For Tea Images and she's called World's Best Dad.  I love how she's a little girl wearing her Daddy's Slippers and bringing him a gift and newspaper!  Since I'd already colored her in a fav combo of brown and blue, I found several cute papers and even a blue gingham ribbon to set it off.  In the bottom left corner I used a KKS sentiment stamp "You're So Special To Me" and added some beaded blingy blue flowers underneath it.  I also added a silver double heart charm.  On the inside, I stamped the perfect sentiment on her Dad's card.  It's one from KKS also.
I'm sure you all are making cards to share with your loved ones so show them off!  Come over to our Challenge and have some fun!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

A card For my Wonderful Granddaughter using an All Dressed Up Image--Challenge is ATG!


Welcome back to a brand new challenge. We had some fabulous entries last month, so check back on the 29th our winner and top three as chosen by our DT!
As always the theme for our Blog Challenge is -
Anything Goes 
but you must use a All Dressed Up Image.
Not got any? There are some gorgeous freebies -} here. 
But please respect the rules! 
 Or you can buy any of Wendy's fab images from the All Dressed Up store -} here. 
Now what could be easier than that?  
We will randomly pick a winner to receive 3 images of your choice, and our DT will chose their top 3 creations. 
I'm using 1 of a group of 4 fabulous images called Wear With Style2.  Each of them is amazing and great for those teenager girls!  Isn't the plaid so neat?  I cut the front flap down to 1/3rd  and used an embossed bubble handmade paper in a terrific Raspberry color.  The I placed my image on top and used a similar background to match the embossed paper--I got my favorite plaid paper in pink & green and used it on the inside of the card.  An oval die cut was a great spot for a KKS sentiment!  And I placed a white die cut for writing next to it.  I topped it off with some dimensional embellishments and she's ready to mail !

We do hope you will find the time to play along - You have until the evening of the 14th to enter your creations using the link below. And don't forget there will be more amazing examples from the DT using this months new releases back here on the 22nd.
And don't forget the challenge on our Facebook Page starting on the 1st of each month running throughout the complete month with a theme. This month the theme is Monochromatic - why not play along for the chance to win even more gorgeous All Dressed Up images? And don't forget to visit our Etsy Store to see all of Wendy's fabulous images. 

We can't wait to see what you all make!
See you again soon




Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Steam Punk Sherri Baldy image used for Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge--ATG

Never be afraid to try something new.  For me, I've always been in awe of Steampunk images but just never knew where to start with the transformation!  With some guidance from a friend, thanks Cindy!, I started on my journey using Img 131 from Sherri Baldy~  It can be found here .  I used it to REMIND everyone that there is an ATG Challenge still going on over at Color It Create It Show It Off.  You've Got to come join in the Fun we're having! 
I've been holding on to this awesome gear paper for just this moment-in golds and blacks.  After coloring him with copics, I used glossy accents on the watch faces and his goggles.  I added some cardstock gears and topped them off with metal Tim Holtz gears.  A rub-on watch in the corner finishes off the card front.  On the inside, I had this grungy classy brown letter paper, added a gear and voila!  Perfect!
We have great fun with our Challenges here and get so inspired with your creations so please come and play with us!!
Joining the My Besties International Challenge with this image





Sunday, June 11, 2017

Final New Release Blog Hop by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps-Come and join us!

Today we are celebrating the release of ALL of our NEW June
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!
ALL FIVE new sets be available in the Krafty Shop after our Online Release Party which begins tonight at 7pm EST!
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 the stunning new set of FLOWER GIRLS from artist Annie Rodrigue!
Next is the elegant set of FANCY FLORALS from new artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen!
Then we shared TWO new sweet sets from artist Cheryl Grant called LEXI'S WHEELS and LULU'S WHEELS!
And the last set that we shared yesterday is the fun-tastic new set of summer critters from artist Emilie Goulet called
BEACH BLANKET BINGO!
You will get to see ALL of the new sets in action as you sit back and enjoy the hop! Then be sure to join us TONIGHT at 7pm EST for our LIVE Online Release Party when they will all be available in the shop!
And if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our June Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all FIVE 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 THURSDAY 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 later this week!
Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin!!
This was my contribution to the last day of the new release Blog Hop!  Isn't this surfer Dude such fun?  I decided to use an oval die cut so that I could create a beachy scene and then matted that is a perky green.  Found this great blue/green beachy manly kind of design paper and accented both the inside and outside with KKS sentiments that come with the set!  Hope you enjoy it as much as I did and thanks for all the sweet comments that you have been posting for me as the June KKS GDT.  KOWABUNGA!



Saturday, June 10, 2017

We've got a BEACH BLANKET BINGO Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps--Day FOUR RELEASE HOP

Welcome Day FOUR of the JUNE Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! Can you believe the amazing krafty-ness that just keeps on comin'?  

Today is the final day of peeks and the release party is tomorrow evening at 7pm EST on Facebook! Our final set by artist Emilie Goulet!
Who's ready for the BEACH?! I know I sure am! Well....maybe not all the hot sand and sunburns but pretty paper and ink, I can handle! ;)
Check out the fabulous images and fun sentiments in this new summer stamp set called BEACH BLANKET BINGO!
This surf-sational new set has three awesome images plus SIX fun-tastic sentiments!
It's also challenge day and our hostess is Krafty Girl, Kimmie!

This was a fun card to make what with the cute Kitty dancing the Hula, the Hawaiian design paper, sea shell paper, bubbles die cut, and some great beachy charms!  On the inside I used a comparable paper-reminds me of bubbles under the sea!  And I used a KKS sentiment  on the front and inside-one from this BBB set and another comparable stamp from another KKS Artist---they are so versatile how they're inter-changeable!

  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 tomorrow night beginning at 7pm 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 tomorrow!
Happy hoppin'! Now it's your turn... show us whatcha got!!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Day THREE! Lexi's Wheels and Lulu's Wheels are the NEW RELEASES at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps!

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

Our sweet little girls by artist Cheryl Grant are out for a RIDE in these super fun stamp sets!
It's LEXI'S WHEELS and LULU'S WHEELS!!
Can't you just feel the wind in your hair?? What awesome stamp sets to send to encourage someone or as a pick me up! Or simply a thinking of you! Each set has a super fun image to colour plus several 'wheelie' cute sentiments!
 You will see both of today's sets in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs!

I think one of the newest "retro" color combinations lately is the turquoise/blue and red colors.  I luckily found some design papers that fit the bill exactly-I love combining different patterns on cards-think it gives them movement.  So after mounting my image with a narrow black edge and red mat, I adhered some loopy paper lace along the edge.  I stamped out a sentiment included, distressed the edge and placed 2 epoxy dots next to it.  It will be a great encouragement card to a dear friend.

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 FIVE of the new June clear stamp sets will be released on Sunday evening! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party beginning at 7pm 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, June 8, 2017

Day 2 of the June NEW RELEASE at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! FANCY FLORALS**

Welcome back to Day TWO of our June Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
How about we stick with the amazing floral theme we started yesterday?? We are thrilled to present the second set of stamps from our new artist, Melissa Baker-Nguyen! We know how much you loved her first set from last month called Bugs & Kisses and we're sure that this one will be no different!
Check out FANCY FLORALS!
This gorgeous set of blooms is so versatile and is perfectly designed for so many themes and reasons to send cards to the ones you love! There is a basket of blooms, a trio of single blooms and of course fantastically designed sentiments, which, just happen to fit inside the basket!!!
 I love this set-there are so many options available to you with the sentiments.  As there are extra flowers with the set, I printed out an extra daisy and using some fancy cuts after shading it, I curled the edges and added a little glitter to the dimensional piece.  This is one set for sure you need!

All the Krafty Design Team members and Guests listed below have lots of stunning creations to share with you today featuring the FANCY FLORALS 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 Sunday evening, so don't miss it!
Happy hoppin'!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Happy Birthday Card used for All Dressed Up June NEW RELEASE! More Gorgeous Images!


It is again time to see what new beauties Wendy from All Dressed Up has created for us, and you won't be disappointed.  These new images are just perfect for the Summer and Father's Day!
They are now available in the Etsy Store -}here
 
 



For My New Release, I'm using the image called New Hair Do. Her clean lines are just beautiful and allows you to use a busier design paper or additional embellishments...or both!  After coloring her with copics on a die cut oval, I added assorted pink flowers over top a beaded ribbon.  Am so excited to finally be able to use this ribbon-card HAD to be pink and black!  They dangle!  On the inside, another p&b paper with a stamped image.  Just love how she came together!

As always the theme for our ADU Blog Challenge is -
Anything Goes 
but you must use a All Dressed Up Image.
Not got any? There are some gorgeous freebies -} here. 
But please respect the rules! 
 Or you can buy any of Wendy's fab images from the All Dressed Up store -} here. 
Now what could be easier than that?  

We will randomly pick a winner to receive 3 images of your choice, and our DT will chose their top 3 creations. We can't wait to see all your projects!!



It's Peek Week at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps--You'll love the New RELEASES! FLOWER GIRLS**

Good morning and welcome to Day ONE of our JUNE New Release Krafty Peeks
at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

We have lots of amazing sets coming for you in this release with a total of three 4x6 large sets and two 4x4 sets! There are lots of different themes to inspire you from all our artists so let's get started!
This first set is bloomin' beautiful! It's a gorgeous set from artist Annie Rodrigue!
It's called FLOWER GIRLS!
This fun set features two amazing flower girl images with so much awesome detail to colour! And also two coordinating sentiments!
I had so much fun using my favorite color combo on this cutie, blue and purple!  I used Copics to color her and you'll find that Kimmie's images have so much detail!  I rounded out the card finding the most perfect paper flower, used baker's twine, floral die cuts and dragonflies mounted on the card.  Am so happy with the outcome!

All the Krafty Design Team members and Guests listed below have lots of springy designs to share with you today featuring the FLOWER GIRLS 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 Sunday night so don't miss it!
Happy hoppin'!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Bugaboo sponsors Come and Get It for an ATG Challenge & Prizes!

 This week over at Come and Get It Challenge, we are so happy to share images from Bugaboo!  Our challenges are always ATG so you all can participate and share your creations! 
I always think of rain slickers being yellow and you'd wear red boots so that's how I colored it with Copics.  I also used some glossy accents on the rain puddles on the umbrella and under his feet.  They look so wet-it's great!  I had the perfect paper for the card-these dancing umbrellas that even have a little glitter on some of their edges.  Then on the reverse side of the paper was the phrase "rain rain go away..." which I used for the split front.  Grosgrain ribbon was glued on the seam for an accent color.  I used a metal shaped sentiment that a friend gave me in a swap and then I used some Bling Teardrops as raindrops.


JUNE Guest Designer at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps-SO Excited! Theme this week is DIE CUTS!

I'm so thrilled to be asked to be the June Guest Designer for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  I LOVE all of her stamps, whether in rubber or clear acrylic.  And she has so many interesting Designers that contribute their work to her site!  The one I'm using as my introduction to the monthly Team is from the Let's Dish The Dirt Set, artist is Cheryl Alger.
Because I drew sunflower type flowers in the cart I used a complimentary paper for the square card.  This dp is reversible so I pulled up the corner in the front and secured it with my rolled flowers (there's my Die Cuts).  The sentiments that you see are also from this retired set.  On the inside liner, I HOPE that you see that I was trying to make it look like he was playing in the dirt with my distressing.  This stamped phrase is from another set from KKS--I use them everywhere.
We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them for the Challenge 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!!!
Time for another Super Secret KRAFTY STAMP CLUB!! Click on the link for more details and to pre-order yours today!!! Pre-order closes on the 15th!
June Peeks start on Wednesday!! Tune in here each day starting on Wednesday to see what new pretties we're inking up!
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 June 9th 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!!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

New Challenge over at Color It Create It Show It Off--ATG--Sherri Baldy! 2 Winners!!

 For many many years, I sewed for my family and saved money but, more importantly, had fun making creations -fabric art!
This cutie, Img 831 from Sherri Baldy, is a favorite of mine for those reasons ( I nicknamed her Button Gal).  As a member of my Fav Design Team at Color It Create It Show It Off, we are so lucky to get to use these unique images!
We are announcing the CICISIO Challenge today and you can join in this ATG event here.  We can't wait to see your creations and have a chance to WIN some prizes!
To keep with the Sewing "theme" of the image, I used stitches "rub-ons" around the edges of the image and the fun flap.  After coloring her with copics, I attached 2 loops of a satin measuring tape ribbon and added small shaped buttons to bring out the pretty lavenders on the card.  The sentiment is from KKS and suits the card perfectly!  On the inside liner,I repeated the black embossed dotted paper and chose another sentiment from KKS.  LOL I've got JUST the friend to send this to!
Entering this card:
 


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Star Stampz sponsors us at Crafting When We Can! Come on Over!

 This week we were given a challenge on the Crafting While We Can DT team of working with 3 "colors":  Black, White, and 1 Color---I chose YELLOW.  You can figure out why I picked yellow--It's the FIREFLIES <<grins>>, and that's the name of this image by Star Stampz.  She's always been a great Sponsor for us-neat images, so check out her Etsy site.
Instead of just leaving the background white, I chose several shades of grays and black to create the night sky, her dress, the ground and grass, and her hair.  Then to make the Fireflies stand out more, I used Copic FYG1 and they just glow!  I LOVE macro dot papers so found one that was appropriate to use and mounted that to a cheery textured yellow/white polkadot paper.  I used a sentiment from KKS stamped with white ink on black cardstock and topped off with yellow epoxy dots.  The black and white narrow checked ribbon is a pretty accent, don't you think?  On the inside I used the yellow dotted paper to brighten it and a rubber stamp from my stash with "Best Wishes".  We would love to have you join us over at Crafting When We Can-great opportunity to get a prize!  We'll be looking for you!