Saturday, March 28, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #524 - PARTY ANIMALS

Happy Saturday all.

How are you doing with these crazy times of the COVID
virus and social distancing?  I hope that you are finding 
something to bring you joy each day and stay positive.  
We at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps are here to help give you a 
crafty distraction with the start of a new weekly challenge 
and a whole weekend of FUN during a 
Krafty Friends Facebook Group.  If you aren't a 
member of this kind, inspiring and fun group
you're missing out - and we'd love to have you with us! 
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So... Let me tell you about the theme for this week.
Challenge #524 is PARTY ANIMALS

I used a super cute NEW stamp set called ZOODLES that is 
just perfect for this theme.  And, the new Party-Time Sentiments 
stamp set has some great birthday sentiments too - I used one of them.
Ohhhh and I don't want to forget the fun Party Dots too. 

Take a look:

My inspiration for the design came from the sketch challenge
with the option of a Jungle Fever theme

I'm also entering my card in these challenges.
(while I didn't make it specifically for a kid, it could certainly fit that
I might give it to my nephew, not sure yet who it goes to).

Before I go I want to share an awesome SALE with you
at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  This is a great time to get 
some of your favorite stamps, stencils and inks while
you are staying in and taking care of yourself.  
Having new crafty goodies and projects definitely makes the 
days better.  Just think of all the fun you can have while staying in! 
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As we continue to navigate this strange world situation, remember
that social distancing is physical not complete distance.  Reach out to your friends 
and family via phone, text and face time.  Check on your 
neighbors, be a source of light and love for someone who is 
feeling scared or overwhelmed.  Be kinder than usual to others and to yourself.
Some days it feels harder and scarier (personal experience).  Lean
on each other and stay positive and thankful.  We WILL make it
through this!  I'm thankful for so many things - and for 
each of you who visit my blog and let me share my creations
with you. This weekend I'm going craft as much as possible and 
participate in the Virtual Krafting Event.  Perhaps you'll be joining us too?  
Stay safe and positive my friends!  Hugs! D


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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #523 - Clean and Simple (CAS)

Happy weekend krafty peeps!
It's Saturday and you know what that means!
It's time for another weekly challenge at 
KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!

The theme for Challenge #523 is CAS.

We hope that you'll share what you create with us
using the CAS theme this week.  Each newly created 
and entered project gives you a chance to WIN the 
monthly prize of a $40 gift voucher to the KKS Store! 
You can enter as many times as you want but each entry
must be a NEW creation.  The challenge is open all week. 

Clean and Simple is truly always a challenge for me
as I'm a layer it up and add lots of pattern paper kinda gal.
Products such as the NEW Confetti Stencil make CAS cards so 
much easier to make though.  My card features several of the 
NEW products for March - the stencil, the Party Time Dots, the 
Morning Marigold hybrid ink and the giraffe from ZOODLES.  


I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!
Even though it has some layers, it also has lots of open 
space and very few embellishments. It may not be CAS to 
the technical degree but I think it fits the challenge.   

Did you see that there's a special SALE going on too? 
There are lots of products on SALE in the shop, and there's
no coupon needed - the discounted prices are shown.  
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What a great excuse to have some krafty fun during the
topsy turvy Corona Virus situation and social distancing. 

Please excuse me as I don't mean to make light of this
awful and scary time, but I'm an eternal optimist and always 
try to find the positive where I can. The whimsical and fun
KKS stamps and stencils, and pretty inks and dots always make 
me feel happy.  Crafting with KKS is like therapy for me - 
maybe it is for you too.  So why not get it on SALE?!

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today! 
Stay healthy and positive! 
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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - March 2020 Release Blog Hop Celebration

Hey Hey it's Blog Hop Day
at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS
where we are celebrating and showcasing 
All the NEW products for this month!
Grab your favorite drink and maybe a little snack
and ENJOY hopping to each of the krafty team blogs
to see the inspiration (temptation) we've prepared for you.

EVERYTHING will be available for purchase this morning 
following the LIVE On-Line Release Party
Have you got your wish list ready?
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If you love it all then you'll want to take advantage of the
GIMME KIMMIE DEAL where you get one of each 
new product at a discounted price in the bundle.
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My card today features the super fun ZOODLES
stamp set combined with PARTY-TIME SENTIMENTS.

I used both the NEW Morning Marigold hybrid ink
(with the NEW Confetti Stencil)
and the Goblin Green ink (on SALE this month
15% while supplies last).  That pop of pink is 
from the NEW PARTY DOTS.  
Thanks so much for visiting me today!
Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin!!


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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Day 3 March Release Sneak Peek -Zoodles! And Anything Goes Challenge

Hello peeps!  It's Day 3 of the 
March 2020 New Release for
KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!
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 AND...it's also the start of  a new weekly
challenge.  The theme for Challenge # is 
ANYTHING GOES (as it always is during release week).
We love to see you use your KKS goodies so please join
in and show us what you've made (new creations only -
no backlinks) with ANY theme, ANY type of project! 
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We hope that you've been enjoying the inspiration from the 
krafty team.  Today we have another adorable and FUN stamp
set to show you called ZOODLES by artist Nedra Sadreddin.

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Sooooo FUNNNNNN - right???!!

Here's my card to share with you. 
The KKS Stencils such as the NEW Confetti stencil
are so great for making your own custom backgrounds.
That Morning Marigold ink is soooo gorgeous -
it literally changes depending on how much pressure
or layers you use through the stencils.  It ranges from a
subtle yellow to an almost orangey yellow - it's truly
adequately named.  I also used Goblin Green (my
favorite KKS green) as it's the ink of the month (hint...
that means it's on a special price this month only).
Oh! Did you notice those fun Party Dots too? 
This sentiment would be fun for a retirement, moving
or job change event.  


If you haven't already visited the rest of the krafty team,
please pop on down to the links below to do so.
Before you go though...I want to remind you of the
LIVE Online Release Party
happening Sunday morning, March 15th at 9 am EST.
All the new products will be available in the shop immediately
after that.  I bet you can hardly wait!!
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Thanks so much for visiting me today! Hugs! 

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

It's PARTY TIME! Day One March 2020 New Release Peeks - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Hello and welcome to Day One of the March 2020
fabulous release sneak peeks for 
KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!

There's 3 new stamp sets, 2 new stencils,
a gorgeous new hybrid ink and of course more dots!
Who's ready to party??

Our first peek for this release is a 
super fun birthday stamp set
by artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen.
It's perfect for young and old (and in between lol)!

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Just look at all the FUN contained in this set!
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I have two cards to share with you today. 
This first one features the gorgeous new
MORNING MARIGOLD hybrid ink on the sentiment.

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I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
TIME OUT Challenges #157 - Birthday

Cute Card Thursday Challenge #625 - Birthday

The second card features the fun new CONFETTI STENCIL
with the Morning Marigold ink and some of the new
PARTY DOTS as an accent.  I used the new ink on the 
panel behind the candles too. 

All the goodies from this release will be available
immediately following the LIVE Online Release Party
on Sunday, March 15th, at 11am EST.  Hope you'll join us!
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Thanks for popping in to visit me today.  Please go visit the 
others (see links below) and leave them a little love for a 
chance to win a gift certificate to the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop!


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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge #521 - Tag! You're It!

Hello wonderful krafty friends!
Today I get the pleasure of being the hostess 
for the newest weekly challenge at 
KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!
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The theme for KKS Challenge #521 is to use a tag
(or make a tag) on your creation.  There are so many
ways to use tags.  I know many of you also make tags too
(something I'd really like to do more of). I was messing 
around with making different backgrounds and this 
one just seemed to shout "Outer Space" to me.  
So I used a tag featuring one of the super CUTE
aliens from OUT OF THIS WORLD on it
(he's so furry and fun!).  Love how it turned out!

I hope that you will join our challenge this week!
Tag! You're it!  



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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

March Skrappy Challenge - Kraftin' Kimmime Stamps

 Hello! Welcome to March 2020
and this month's new Skrappy Challenge
at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!
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For those of you who aren't familiar with this
challenge - it's basically ANYTHING BUT A CARD.
We love to encourage you to stretch your creative muscles
and try new things.  You can make a 3D item, an altered
item, planner pages, a scrapbook page (or pages), a framed
creation, a bookmark, a tag ... I think you probably get the idea.
Just make sure to use a Kraftin' Kimmie product and it
must be a NEW creation.  You can enter several creations.

You have  until April 6th to enter and once we have at least 5 people 
participating Kimmie offers a $20 gift card to the KKS Shop
for one lucky participant!  Whoo Hoo!  

There are so many awesome KKS Products in addition to 
the amazing/high quality stamps such as stencils, enamel
dots and the hybrid inks that work with all mediums.  

I like to make little holiday treats for my team at work.
The LOVE STORY SENTIMENTS were perfect to 
use for small Valentine's Day treats.  Take a look. 
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These are heart shaped red tins. 
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and I also made some candy treat bags too
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Thanks for popping in to let me share with you.
I hope you will join us this month and inspire us too!

Now pop on down and click on the names of
the other DT for more inspiration.  
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Saturday, February 29, 2020

For the Boys (Masculine) - Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenges #520

Happy Weekend crafty friends!
Happy Leap Year/ Day!
This week the challenge theme at 
KRAFTIN’ KIMMIE STAMPS

This is awesome for those of you that
like/need to have masculine cards on hand 
(or projects for gifts or scrapbooks)! 
I am in that crafty population that struggles 
with masculine cards so I thought I’d 
accept the challenge and make a card
for my nephew’s birthday soon.
The super duper FUN stamp set
called BLAST OFF by artist Cheryl Grant
is perfect for guy cards. Take a look

I made the background first with a variety
of crystal inks and then added some sparkly stars
using BoBunny  glitter paste and the 
KKS STARBURST stencil. Unfortunately you can’t 
see the clear accents glaze on the glass part of
his helmet in this photo cause it’s pretty cool
(if I do say so myself).

I'm also entering this card in these great challenges too:
Krafty Chicks Challenges: KCC#496 All Occassions (birthday)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (2/26) - Anything Goes

Did you know that there's a special SALE
at KKS to celebrate LEAP Year?
It's a make your own sale  and at 29% OFF!
But it's today only - so be quick!

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Thanks so much for popping in to visit me today!
I hope that you will decide to join us this week and make
something boyish (or manly). 
You have all week to enter as many times as you
want, but each entry must be a NEW one
and if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp and/or
stencil your entry counts as double. The
monthly prize is a $40 gift card to the shop!

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge #518 - Your Fave Critter or Creature

Hello and happy weekend!
Saturday's are always the start of a new weekly
and this week the theme for 
Challenge #518 is Favorite Critter or Creature.

Oh boy, for me to choose my favorite KKS critter or
creature is like asking me to name my favorite dog or kid LOL!
There are soooo many awesome KKS stamps featuring dogs, cats, 
birds, bears, beavers, hedgehogs, reindeer, yetis, monsters....etc.
How does one choose you might ask.  Well.... for me it's choose
my favorite at the moment and that is the hedgehogs from the
HAPPY HEDGEHOGS stamp set that was released last month.

I've always been a little enamored by hedgehogs.
They're so cute and shy and small!  
The images from the stamp set are so fun to color too.  

This card was made for our own Kraftin' Kimmie's birthday
using one of the adorable hedgehogs, the Krafty Scenery and 
Krafty Scenery 2 stencils.   Take a peek

I hope that you will join us this week and share
your own creation featuring a favorite critter or creature.
Each time you enter a NEW creation you get a chance
to win the monthly prize of a KKS $40 gift certificate to 
spend in the KKS Shop.  Pretty awesome right??
But you can't win if you don't play along. 
Details on how to enter are on the main blog - here.

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

OH and Don't Forget about the FRUGAL FRIDAY SALE!
There just might be something on your wish list on sale. 
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Thanks for stopping in to visit me today!  Hope your
weekend and next week are absolutely fabulous.  Hugs! D



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Monday, February 10, 2020

Beary Love in Blue

Hello friends!
Popping in to share my newest card with you
for the current Anything Goes Challenge
at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps
(All products used are from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps).

I made the background using a stencil first
(Beautiful Burlap) with a dollar store makeup
brush and Sparkling Sapphire hybrid ink.
Next I used my Stamping platform to make the
repeating heart pattern on top of the stenciled pattern.
First I used a medium sized heart from
Hearts and Stars! In Bubbly Blue ink.
Then I used a smaller heart and this time
used Sparkling Sapphire ink - again in a
repeating pattern. I colored one of the
adorable bear images from Beary Love
In a coordinating shade of blue for a
monochromatic effect. It might be difficult
to see but I stamped the image in the blue ink
too. Kraftin’ Kimmie hybrid inks are so fantastic
for all coloring mediums without bleeding!
Lastly the sentiment from Love Story Sentiments
Was also stamped on the Sparkling Sapphire ink
And cut in a flagged shape.
I really love how it turned out!
Take a look:

I’m entering the following challenges:
YNS Fun Friday Challenge #132 "Create Your Own Background"

Thanks so much for visiting me today! Hugs! D

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps February New Release Blog Hop Inspiration

Hello sweet friends!  
So what did you think so far of 
the NEW February goodies from
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Personally I LOVE them all!
And if you do too you'll be able to 
purchase them immediately following the
Krafty Friends Facebook Group at 2pm EST.
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We've organized a fun inspirational hop today
to give you another look at these amazing new goodies.
I'm playing with the beautiful HAPPY HUMMINGBIRDS
(by artist Sabrina VanVloten) stamp set this time. 
There are so many ways to color them!
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I used the February KKS Sketch for the layout.
I love having sketches for inspiration.
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Those two little enamel dots are from the new
HEAVENLY DOTS and the sentiment is
stamped with the Magical Midnight hybrid ink.  


Thanks for hopping with me today!  Don't forget
that you can shop at 3pm EST and get the new
goodies for yourself!  There's even a special
GIMMIE KIMMIE deal (while supplies last) that has
everything from the new release at a discounted price!
Winner Winner Chicken dinner!

So on to the next stop in the hop you go!
Please be sure to leave a little note on each stop
to let us know what you like about each creation
and the new products.  Your comments give you
a chance to win a gift card to spend in the Krafty Shop!
Plus... it makes our day to hear from you!

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Saturday, February 8, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - February 2020 - New Release Peeks DAY THREE & Anything Goes Challenge

Welcome back to the final day of the peeks for the 
fabulous February New Release  and...  
 the start of a new weekly challenge
for KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!
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The challenge theme this week is ANYTHING GOES
(as it is every release week).  So you can make and share
anything little ol' thing your heart desires - any theme,
any colors, any type of creation.  Just make sure it's a
NEW creation.  If it features a KKS stamp and/or
stencil, you'll get an extra chance to win the monthly
prize of a $40 gift card to the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop!
You have until Feb 14th to submit your entry here
or in the Krafty Friends Facebook Group.
We can't wait to see your creations!

So let's talk about this peaceful and pretty
new stamp set called THAT'S A WRAP!
by artist Nedra Sadreddin.  I'm pretty sure that it's
 going to be one of my all time favorites.
Just look at how sweet this set is.  It makes me feel
relaxed just looking at it.  It's perfect for someone
who's been struggling with a tough time or needs a
break.  Would also be great to wrap around a spa
gift certificate for a special lady.


I have another calendar page to share with you.
This one was really fun to make with all the fun
little accessory stamps!

Tomorrow is the release blog hop starting first thing
in the morning and then at 2pm EST is the
LIVE ONLINE Release Party.  ALL the new goodies
will be available in the KKS Shop immediately following.
Hope you'll join Kimmie for a fun chat!
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Thanks so much for visiting me today!
Now you can hop on down and visit the other Krafty gals.
Be sure to leave some love on EACH stop because 
Kimmie will be giving away some krafty $$ to the shop
to a lucky person who has left comments! 
PLUS our designers are AMAZING and we really love to hear from you!


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Friday, February 7, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - February 2020 New Release Peeks - DAY TWo!

Hello again!  I'm so glad you're back to visit 
me again today!  It's DAY TWO of the 
awesome sneak peeks for the February release 
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We have a super sweet set by artist Cheryl Grant
called PRETTY FLY! to share with you today.
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I'm sharing another calendar page featuring the stamp set and 
the new stencil (CHUBBY CLOUDS).  The sentiment is 
from HAPPY HUMMINGBIRDS (yesterday's peek). 

What will tomorrow bring? I can hardly wait to show you!
But until then I'll remind you that ALL the new products
will be released at the LIVE OnLine Party in the 
Krafty Friends Facebook Group on Sunday, Feb 9th at 2pm EST!
I hope you'll join us for some fun with Kimmie!

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So pop on down and visit some more of the Krafty Gals
who also have some ahhhmazing creations to show you!
Be sure to leave some love on EACH stop on the hop 
because Kimmie will be giving away some krafty $$ to the shop! 
PLUS our designers are AMAZING and you should tell them so!
See you tomorrow (I hope!) for another peek!


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