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

Friday, March 24, 2017

Krafty Komeback "Brigette"

It's time for a Krafty Komeback at
KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!
Lots of the rubber stamp sets have long retired and are no longer available
for purchase anymore. BUT...Kimmie has switched some things up
and re-released a few of your favorites in the awesome clear version!
 Today we're announcing another one - It's BRIGETTE!
And...she's already in the Krafty Shop!!

She was one of the most popular images from artist Annie Rodrigue!
 She looks so relaxed soaking in that sumptuous bubble bath - 
AND she's so much fun to color! Do you know someone who needs 
to take time for themselves and to RELAX? Maybe it's you!
I know a reminder for myself is not a bad idea.

I was so excited when this set came back!
Here's my card to share with you today

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

Don't miss out our fun SPRING KRAFTY KROP this weekend!

Join us on the Krafty Friends facebook group from 9am-5pm EST 
for challenges, videos, prizes and lots of krafty fun!

It's also Frugal Friday and there are 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!

The Krafty Krew design team members and guests listed below have created
some fabulous creations to inspire you so be sure to hop around to see them!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

4 Crafty Chicks Challenges {4CC #343} - Punches or Dies

Wow! The month of March is just well...
Marching right along!  I can't believe there's only 
two weeks left of it already!  
Soon it will be Easter! 

This week the theme challenge at 
 4CC #343 (chosen by Lori) is Punches or Dies!
Ohhhh this is a favorite one for me! 
I love to use both as often as I can! 
Especially dies that coordinate with stamped images 
such as these adorable "Peep" bunnies that  I used on my card
 The bunnies are from last year's Simon Says Stamp March 
stamp kit (yes it took me that long to actually use it - shameful!).
The stitched panels are from dies (Lawn Fawn) as are the bunnies
 and their bows (Simon Says Stamp).  The grass is a punch 
(Martha Stewart)  which I then ran the punched strip through
the Big Shot again with the stitched rectangle for the bottom part. 
The plaid paper (Echo Park) and sequins were also in the kit.
The pretty springy inks are from Stampin' Up! 

Here's the finished inside too

Peeps on cards are really the only type of Peeps I like.
I think I ate too many of them once when I was young
and haven't been able to touch them since - lol.
But I sure do think they make cute Easter cards! 

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
(I did use the twist)
(I used 3 dies and 1 punch)

Thanks so much for visiting me today! 
See you again soon! Hugs! D

Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy Birthday Big Guy

Hi friends! Hope your Monday has been a good one!
A little while ago I colored this awesome stamped image
from SugarPea Designs called "Stay Strong" as part of 
The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge

and tonight I got him on a finished card and
can enter it in the challenge now.
 Are you ready to see it?
I'm delighted to share it with you!

I mentioned that I had colored the stamped image earlier.
Then I used the coordinating die to cut him out
and place on this layout.  The background panel was 
created by using the bouncing brayer technique.  
Isn't he handsome? :o)  I knew I had to have this
stamp as soon as I saw it!  

I'm also entering my card in the following challenges:
SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge #29
(where I used both the colors and the sketch)

I did use the twist for this

Thanks for popping in to visit me today!  
Hope the rest of your week is happy and crafty! 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

4 Crafty Chicks Challenges {4CC #342} - Buttons

Hello friends and followers! 
Happy St. Patrick's Day to all of you who
are Irish and/or celebrate this holiday :o).  

I'm still enjoying my month of guest designing 
 This week our hostess is Tamie and she has chosen
BUTTONS as the theme for 4CC #342. 

Buttons are something I don't use very often on my 
cards and yet I have a pretty good sized stash of them.
I love the look of them on cards but I really struggle
with placement and adhering them properly.  
I feel like I did a fairly good job on this card
(and I used 6 of them out of my stash!) - take a look!

This cute little fella is peeping through the front panel.
Here's a view of the finished inside:

The paper (12 x 12 panel) is from Doodlebug Design Inc.
 - one of my favorite companies for fun patterned papers.  
It's been in my stash for over a year and I've finally
used it to make 2 cards :o).

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

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge & Your Next Stamp Sketch Challenge #59

Hello friends and followers!  I've been coloring a little
something every day this month as part of 

The idea is to color something every day this month - 
even if it's just for a few minutes.    
So far I've been successful with the coloring part
but have only actually finished two cards to share.

On Day 7 I colored the tiny little sun shown below. 
Today - Day 15 - I had some fun water coloring 
the background panel and finished this card
using the little sun I has colored earlier too!
This adorable stamp set is from Your Next Stamp. 
It's called Little Notes and it also has coordinating dies.
I used the YNS Sketch Challenge #59 for my design. 

I'd also like to enter this card in these challenges too:
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #150 "Anything Goes"
Happy Little Stampers - March Watercolour Challenge

Thanks for stopping in to visit me!
Hope you have a very sunny day today and every day!

Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges

Hello krafty friends! Happy Wednesday!
In case you didn't know...Wednesday's are especially
because the theme is Anything Goes!!

You get to choose what type of project you want to make
what theme you want to use, the colors, the design...
you name it because ANYTHING GOES! 
The use of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is not required
however if you have them we would LOVE to see
you use them and inspire us too!  
One winner each month from all the challenges 
is chosen.  It could be YOU!  Come join us 
this week and as often as you can this month!
We even have a sketch you can use if you 
like sketches or if your MOJO needs a boost.
Check out the details on the contests and prize 
opportunity by clicking the link at the top of my page.

My card today uses another of the adorable bunnies
from the brand spankin' NEW clear stamp set 
called HOPPY FRIENDS by artist Cheryl Grant.  
It's now available in the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop 
along with the other new releases from this month!


I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
(I posted a sneak peek of my coloring on Day 12 in Instagram)

Thanks for visiting me today! Have a very hoppy day! 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - March NEW Release Blog Hop

Hello! I'm so happy you are here because I'm taking
part in a Blog Hop celebration for the fabulous
new release stamps at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE!
What a fun month of awesome spring themed stamps!

ALL the SIX new clear stamp sets are now available in the 
Kraftin' Kimmie Shop and we're celebrating with a Krafty HOP!
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!

My card for today uses the super sweet spring/Easter set
from artist Cheryl Grant BLESSINGS OF PEACE!

I had lots of fun with this card.  That sweet little lamb
was a snap to color with my copics.  I masked around him
sponged through a stencil for the background pattern.
Then I added the punched grass and the die cut clouds
sentiment (layered) and sun.  I think this could be a
sweet design for a baby card as well.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges
Just Us Girls (JUGS) #384 - Trend Week "Use a Stencil"

Jo's Scrap Shack Fun Friday Challenge #179 "anything goes"
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #232 Make Your Mark
4 Crafty Chicks Challenges #341 - Spring Fever with Sponging
Craft Rocket Challenges #34 - No Patterned Paper
If You Give a Crafter A Cookie #64 photo inspiration
(mine is light blue and green colors and spring theme)

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie March NEW Release Peeks and Anything Goes Challenge

Hi Hi!  Today is the last day of the sneak peeks
for the NEW March stamp sets at
KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! What an AWESOME week of peeks!
The release party starts this morning at 11am EST in the
Kraftin' Kimmie Friends Facebook group.

Today we've got another set from artist Cheryl Grant.
It's called HOPPY FRIENDS!!

It's also challenge day and our hostess is Krafty Girl, Tangii!
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!

Here's my card to share with  you today:

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge Blog Challenge #3: March "Anything Goes"
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges #319
Stamping Sensations Challenge - March "Close to Nature"

Thanks for stopping in to visit me today!  Please be sure to
hop along and visit the rest of the team and guests too!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie March NEW Release Peeks DAY FOUR

Oh Hello! Welcome back to the fabulous
Sneak Peeks of the NEW March stamps from
Today we have a beautiful stamp set from artist Cheryl Grant
and I think you'll agree...it will make your heart roar!!
It's called BLESSINGS OF PEACE!

This sweet new set features a lovely lion and his lamby pals!
It features two main images plus three sweet sentiments!
 A perfect spring set that can be used for so many things...even a sweet baby card!

ALL SIX of the new March clear stamp sets will be released
on Saturday morning! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release party
beginning at 11am 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!

Here's my card to share with you today
Sooooo Sweet - right?!
 A detailed list of products is noted below:
Supply list: Main image and sentiment from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps,
Dies: Sunburst circle from SugarPea Designs - 
Clouds from My Favorite Things & Stampin' Up! (smallest cloud) - 
Stitched hills from Lawn Fawn.  Sequins from stash.
Patterned paper by Echo Park Spring (behind die panel) 
and Stampin' Up! (striped panels). Colored with copic markers

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
spring or Easter is my take on this