Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges - Wonderful Wednesday 11/22/17

Happy Wednesday crafty peeps!
I love Wednesdays for lots of reasons but especially
the theme for WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY is
ALWAYS Anything Goes!!  Whoo Hoo!

Because Christmas is just around the corner I'm 
still working on my card stash to send out.  
My card today features the uber adorable clear stamp
set called REINDEER GAMES and several of the 
festive words from the brand new stamp set 
just released called FURRY HOLIDAY WISHES
to create a fun word panel (see below for stamp sets used).
The idea looked much different in my head but I still like it. 

When I need inspiration I often look for a sketch  
and I found this one at Sketch Saturday Week #490
so I'm entering my card in their gallery this week. 
I'm also entering this card in these challenges:
Addicted to Stamps - Challenge #157 Use More than One Stamp

Thanks so much for visiting me today!
Come play along with us this week.  Every time you
enter any of the weekly challenges at KKS you get a
chance to win a gift certificate to use in the Krafty Shop.
One winner is drawn each month from all the entries submitted.

P.S. Here are the stamp sets I used on my card today (links above)
Reindeer Games
 
and Furry Holiday Wishes

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Blog hop celebration at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Oh my gosh today is the day!
The brand new clear stamp sets at
are now available in the shop and we have a fantastic
blog hop to celebrate this release.  You'll see lots
of links below to the blogs of the krafty krew and guests.
Grab your favorite drink and snack and 
get ready to see some awesome eye candy!

I love, love, love the sweet new set by artist Cheryl Grant
called BEARY CHRISTMAS!
I went with a clean and simple design that focuses on
this main image.  I seldom do CAS cards but with an
image as ADORABLE and fun to color it makes
the CAS style so easy and pleasing. 

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Happy Little Stampers - November CAS Challenge (Christmas)


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges - Furry Friends
Crafty Animals Challenge #8 - anything goes
Animal Friends Challenges #56 - Christmas Critters
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #268 Holiday
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #504 Birds/Animals
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #183 "Anything Goes"

***ALSO it's Small Business Saturday and there's a special surprise!
To say a special thank you every order placed this weekend
will receive a coupon for 20% off your entire order Dec 13-23!

Thanks so much for visiting me!  Now off you go on your
way to the next stop(s) below to see the fantastic creations
that the rest of the Krafty krew and guests have to share with
and inspire you using all the different stamps sets from this month.
Hugs and  happy hoppin'!  D

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps NEW release sneak peeks DAY FOUR & Anything Goes Challenge

Hey hey are you as happy as I am that it's the weekend?!
We've been having so much fun showing you the peeks
 of the awesome new stamp sets being released this
Have you been enjoying seeing them?
Do you have a favorite so far?

Are you ready for our FINAL set of the YEAR?!
We've left the most FUN and ADORABLE set for last!
It's perfect for Christmas and winter creations.
It's called FURRY HOLIDAY WISHES
and it features a trio of holiday critters by artist, Emilie Goulet!

Here's a peek at the full set with all it's fun sentiments.
I just LOVE this - sooooo awesome!!


Here's my card to share with you today

We also have a current challenge starting this weekend at KKS
and the theme is ANYTHING GOES (as it always is during peek week).
You can share your own fabulous creations - a card, altered item,
scrapbook layout, 3D project, tag, ATCs...you name it!
I'd love for you to come play along with us this week!

And....before I go I want to remind you that tomorrow at 2pm EST
is the LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!
I hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes! 
You can come hang out with Kimmie and the Krafty Team!

Make sure you go visit the links below for the Krafty Krew 
and Guests because they have lots of awesome inspiration to share
with you featuring this set. Leave us a little love at each stop while 
you're hopping around 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 this afternoon!

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
Happy hoppin'!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps NEW Release Sneak Peeks DAY THREE

Welcome back to my blog for DAY THREE 
of the sneak peeks of the NEW release

Today we are featuring a clear stamp set that
just makes my heart as happy as the subject
it's called A BREW-TIFUL DAY!

This totally awesome set comes with lots of different coffee
cup images, beans, hearts and a bunch of GORGEOUS sentiments!

I really enjoyed creating with this set - take a look:



I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft #56 Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge #41 Always anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenges - Nov 2017 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenge #354 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Challenges #393 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges #355 Anything Goes

Check out this fabulous set in action as you hop around
 the Krafty blogs today (see links below)! 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 November clear stamp sets will be
released on Saturday afternoon! Be sure to join us at the
LIVE Online Release Party beginning at 2pm EST!
Hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps NEW Release Sneak Peek - DAY TWO

Hello hello!  I'm happy you're here today to visit
me because it's DAY TWO of the November 
NEW release sneak peeks from
We have so much inspiration from the Krafty krew
and guests (see links below to take you to each of them)
for you to enjoy.  I know you will LOVE today's peeks!!

Today there are two stamp sets by artist Cheryl Grant.
Both of them are going to be part of my all time favorites!
They are so much fun to color and super CUTE too!

My card features the absolutely ADORABLE
MERRY CHRIST-MOOSE  - take a peek!
Don't you just love it?!  I sure do!!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #268 Holiday
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - November Anything Christmas Goes
Mod Squad Challenges - Merry and Bright
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges - Furry Friends 

I'll be sharing my creation with the other awesome set on
Sunday during the New Release Blog Hop so stay tuned peeps!
ALL FIVE of the new November clear stamp sets will be
released on Sunday evening! Be sure to join us at the
LIVE Online Release Party beginning at 2pm EST!
 Hope to see you there!  Thanks for visiting me today!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #407 - Stencil(s)

Happy Saturday crafty friends!
The theme for Challenge #40 at 
is to use a STENCIL.

I've purchase several stencils but have very seldom used them.
They are so much fun to use and I honestly can't tell you
why I don't think to pull them out more often and play with them.
I'm just such a patterned paper addict that this is usually my go to.
However, I accepted the challenge today and pulled out an
unused stencil and got inky!!  Ohhh my goodness what fun!

For my card today I used a large medallion one and inked it 
up like a Christmas wreath.  Then I used one of the awesome
sentiments from THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS,


Isn't it stunning?  And it should be pretty easy to mail since it'
isn't super layered up.  I'm really happy with how it turned out!

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

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
Hope you will find time to come play with us too!
Hugs and crafty kisses xxoo!  D

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday Anything Goes at Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges

Hey Hey its time for another 
Wonderful Wednesday at 
and that means the theme is ANYTHING GOES!

I love to make small surprises for my co-workers during
the holidays. Today I'm sharing a sweet little gift that I
put together for my co-workers at Halloween 
using one of my favorite clear stamp sets
called MINI MONSTERS.  I realized after I 
had passed out all but one of them that I hadn't 
yet taken a photo of them to share for this 
challenge - oops - so I quickly put this one on my desk
and snapped a quick pic.  I made a few variations of 
tags with the sayings and extra accessory stamps.
My apologies for only having one to show you
but I think you get the idea (smiley face)

I hope that you will find time to join us this week!
Thanks for stopping in to visit me today.  Hugs luvs! D

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Happy Birthday to a Reel-y Awesome Guy

Hello friends!
Tomorrow is my son's 24th birthday!
Wow does that make me feel OLD lol!
He arrived about a month early at 5:45 AM
weighing just 5 pounds 5 ounces.  It was LOVE
at first sight and I knew my life would be forever better.
Unfortunately I won't be able to see him on his birthday
(it's hard when they live away from their mamas), but
I will call him bright and early and sing to him
(hope he answers the phone this year hehehe).

One of his favorite things to do is fish
so I used a "reely" fun stamp set from 
Your Next Stamp to make his card this year.

The sketch for YNS Challenge #76 made it 
easy to put his card together quickly.
and here's the inside too

I'm entering this card in the YNS Sketch Challenge #76 
and these challenges too:

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today.
Sending you all crafty hugs and good wishes! D

Friday, November 3, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Re-Release of Toy Maker Elf

Happy Friday friends!

I'm excited to share one of the newest stamp sets to make
a krafty komeback at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

Love this fun image and I think you will too
You can get yours in the Krafty Shop starting today.
Lots of time to be able to use it for some sweet 
Christmas cards this year! 

I used the KKS November sketch for my card but 
I flipped the orientation of it. 

I'm entering this card in the following awesome challenges:

Thanks so much for visiting me today! 
Hugs! D

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #405 - Halloween

Hey hey everyone! Welcome to another challenge 
at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

The theme for Challenge #405 is HALLOWEEN
I know there are LOTS of you crafty folks out there who LOVE
making halloween items, gifts, cards, etc. 
You can make a card, a treat, a scrapbook page, a 3-D project
or any other creation as long as it is clearly Halloween related!
And...Kraftin' Kimmie has LOTS of stamp sets that
are perfect for you to use! 

I'm making a bunch of treat bags for the people I work with.
I started with a plain muslin bag and stamped all over it
with some of the accessory stamps from MINI MONSTERS
(one of my new all time favorite clear sets)
then I added a sweet little tag using one of the monsters.

 here's another photo at a slightly different angle

After I made this bag I had all kinds of ideas swirling in my head
for different variations of how I could stamp and present this.
Each little bag fits about 5 mini candy bars in it.
I'm only showing you one for now because  I have about 8 of them
to finish still. But really they are so fun and easy that I
am really going to enjoy making them!!!

I hope you'll be able to play along with us this week! 
We LOVE to see your creations and you could possibly
WIN a $20 gift card to the KKS Shop (see main challenge
blog post for more details).  You have until 11:55 pm EST
to get your creations linked up. 

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 and sharing and
inspiration from the creations by other Krafty Friends!

Oh and HEY DON"T MISS THIS...
The last SUPERSIZED Frugal Friday, Anniversary Edition SALE
 is now up in the Krafty Store!  There are EIGHT (8) fantastic 
stamp sets on sale... happy shopping!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges - Wonderful Wednesday ANYTHING GOES

Hey hey hey Happy Wednesday!!
Do you know what that means (other than you are that much
closer to the weekend)?  It means that it's time for another
WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE
The weekly Wednesday challenges are ALWAYS
Anything Goes!  That's right...any theme, any colors,
any type of project (in good taste of course).  

Today my card features one of the not too spooky
images from the TRICK OR EAT - RE-RELEASE
stamp set.  I used a sentiment from GRIM GRETCHEN
to cover us a very bad booboo (ugh!) and am happy
with the combo of the two stamps.  Take a little look:

 I was actually quite thrilled with myself because I used papers, 
ribbon and the gauze flower all from my stash.  And aside from moving 
my panels around a hundred times and then deciding that the 
card was too "clean" for a spooky image and halloween card 
(so I added some distress inks) - the card came together pretty quickly :o).  

We love when you show us your krafty stuff using
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps but it's not a requirement.  
We really would just love for you to play along with us!
So now it's your turn to go get krafty and share with us! 
Hugs til next time! D

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