Sunday, December 4, 2016

Whimsical Gnome Santa

Hello friends and followers! Happy Sunday!

Whimsical Gnomes was one of my favorite stamp sets
released this year from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. 
I decided to color one of the adorable gnomes up like
a Santa gnome and make a fun Christmas card.
I was kind of proud of myself because I used two 
die cut trees and the snow hills that I had laying on my 
table from a previous card.  I love when I actually use 
some stash and/or extras laying on my craft desk!  

One of the trees has an embossed pattern on it which I
was going to leave just as it was and then somehow I
got black ink on my finger and on the tree.  So...
then I grabbed a sponge dauber and added a little green
ink to cover up the black boo boo.  Crafters are so
good at thinking of plan b :o).  The sentiment
is from "Shake It Up!" also by KKS.

This card is being shared on the 
as my DT card for 12 days of Christmas.  

I would also like to enter this in the following challenges:
( I chose June 2016 - Christmas Landscapes)
S = Snow, T= trees, A=aqua (the paper is a light aqua) R= Red, 

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today! 
Hugs to each of you! D

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges - Wonderful Wednesday Nov 29th

Hello friends! Happy last day of November 2016!
Oh my heavens...seriously where has the time gone?
Tomorrow is the first day of December and Christmas 
is right around the corner.  I need to get shopping!

This is also the last Wonderful Wednesday of the month
and as always the theme for WW is ANYTHING GOES!
Since I'm behind with my Christmas cards I decided to
make another one to share with you today using the
super adorable and FUN clear stamp set called 
I kept it fairly simple but added a few of my favorite 
embellishments - enamel dots.  The layout is from 
the MOJO MONDAY #476 sketch
I'd also like to enter these challenges too:

Come play along with us this week! 
You can make ANY type of creation with any type of 
color scheme, layout or theme.  
We love to see your creations too!!!  

Be sure to tune in here tomorrow as we kick off 
our 12 Days of Christmas - Yearly Faves Review!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #359 - Use Ribbon,Lace and/or Twine

Happy weekend friends!
We had such a lovely Thanksgiving
with my parents and my best friend and
her family.  Lots and lots of good food.
great company and lots of of laughs.

It's time for another weekly challenge theme at
and there's an amazing 
BLACK FRIDAY SALE
going on right now!  

Our hostess this week is Marilyn and she has challenged
us to use ribbon, lace and/or twine on our creations.
Although I absolutely adore cards using any one of
these terrific elements I must admit that they are the
 most drastically neglected items from my crafty stash! 

This past week was an absolute blurr
for me. I lost track of what day of the week 
it was due to the holiday and almost forgot that 
I had signed up to share a card with you
for this week's challenge. Yikes!!

Thankfully I had this adorable image colored up
and waiting to be put on a card.  Whew! 

This sweet, smiley elf is from 
GIFT WRAPPING ELF  and guess what...?
She's on SALE this weekend  as part of the
BLACK FRIDAY SALE for only $1.99. 
Holy Smokes! That's a great DEAL!
The sales are good through the weekend. 
But when this stamp is sold out its gone
forever so HURRY if you want it!

I finished the inside quickly too
with a sentiment from Shake It Up!

I'd like to enter my card in these wonderful challenges too:

Do you have some lonely and unused ribbon, lace or twine in your 
crafty stash?!  If so grab that stuff and get busy crafting this 
week so you can play along with us.  

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!! You have until Dec 2nd at 11:59 pm EST
to get  your creation linked up.   Can't wait to see what you make!

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!

Thanks for visiting me today!  Hugs! D

Friday, November 25, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie - Coffee and Friends

Hello friends and followers!  
Hopefully you had a awesome Thanksgiving!
We have a wonderful surprise for you
at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE today.
Kimmie has brought back a favorite retired
stamp set but this time it's in clear rubber!!

As many of you know, lots of the KKS rubber stamp sets have
long retired and are not available for purchase anymore.
But Kimmie decided to switch some things up and re-release
a few of your faves in clear! And today we're announcing the first one!
To celebrate the revival of Gilmore Girls coming out this weekend
 we're giving one of our awesome coffee stamp sets a Krafty Komeback!!!
You might remember it...it's called...
COFFEE AND FRIENDS!
This is one of my favorite sets!  I added a sentiment from
another coffee inspired set called One Cup at a Time
That pretty paper is from My Mind's Eye "Hello Gorgeous".
Isn't it perfect for two ladies having coffee? 
The set is NOW available in the shop!

ALSO we have our Black Friday SALE going on ALL weekend long
 with many rubber and clear sets on SALE 30-75% OFF while supplies last!

PLUS if you shop between 7-10am EST on Friday morning,
you can use coupon code BF2016 for an additional 10% OFF!!
(For those early risers!) Happy shoppin!

The Krafty Krew design team members listed below have new
samples to share with you featuring the Coffee & Friends stamp set!
Be sure to hop around and check it out in action!

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges - Wonderful Wednesday Nov 23rd

Hello and Happy Wednesday!
Thanks for stopping in to visit me today :o)
Wednesdays are always Wonderful at
because the theme is Anything Goes! 

I fell in LOVE with the NEW Eskimo Pals 
stamp set that was just released last week!
So I used it for my DT card to share with you today.

I stamped the image in grey instead of black and then colored
it with my copics.  It's a baby step for me toward the 
no-lines coloring technique that I really admire. 
I also used the November KKS sketch 
but I flipped it on its side

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges;
(use 3 of something - I used 3 enamel dots)

I hope you will find some time this week to get krafty and
enter your own fabulous creation! 
In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, 
each month we 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!

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 
November 29th at midnight (EST)! 
I can't wait to see what you make!

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - November NEW Release Blog HOP!

Hello friends! 
Oh boy are you in for a treat today!
We have a very special blog hop 
to celebrate the NEW release this month.
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!

ALL of the SIX new clear stamp sets of the November Release
are NOW available in the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop - Whoo Hoo!

Yesterday I shared a card I made using one of the
TWO new sets from artist Annie Rodrigue called
CARLY CUPCAKES and today I have one to share using
 BETSY BOOKLOVER and a couple of the fairy tale friends
from the books she loves to read.  Take a peek :o)
Her fairy tale friends are from Once Upon a Time 4 (Cinderella)
and Believe in Fairytales (prince).  I also finished the inside
using a second sentiment from the set and a retired image
from Once Upon a Time 1 (Snow White).

This is the perfect set for the bookish stamper or if you stamp
FOR bookish peeps! The set comes with the main image plus
five awesome coordinating sentiments!

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me!
I hope you will join us in the
ONLINE LIVE RELEASE PARTY
at 2pm EST today.  Kimmie and the Krafty Krew
have lots of fun and prizes planned!
Now on to the next stop you go!  

KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS - NEW Release November 2016 - DAY FOUR and ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE

Oh Hello!  Happy weekend!!
Today is the last day of the sneak peeks for 
the NEW November Release at 
KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!
It's also challenge day and our hostess is Krafty Girl, Martha!
And as always during release week, the challenge
is ANYTHING GOES!

What an awesome week it's been!  
Aren't you absolutely LOVIN" the new stamps?
You can grab them for your very own tomorrow  
afternoon after the LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!

Today there are TWO new stamp sets that are being
shared by the Krafty Krew they are both by
the incredible artist, Annie Rodrigue!

I'm sharing a card from CARLY CUPCAKES!
Who doesn't love cupcakes? And baking with the kiddos?
It was always one of my favorite activities to do with
both of my kids!  My son loved to make cookies with
me and my daughter was crazy about cupcakes.
This set just gives me the warm and fuzzies!!!
Here's my card

I used this month's Kraftin' Kimmie Sketch (I flipped the
orientation of it) as the inspiration for my design 
and some fun Doodlebug Christmas papers.

The set comes with four fun sentiments!

I sure hope that you will join us this week and share your
own 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 don't forget about the LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY
tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon beginning at 2pm EST! 
There's lots of fun and prizes.  Hope you can come hang out 
with Kimmie and the Krafty Krew!

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me! 
Now hop on down to the links at the bottom of my
post to go visit the rest of the Krafty Krew's creations.