Saturday, September 24, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #350 - Use Black

Hello sweet krafty friends!
Happy weekend!
It's time for another theme challenge
and our hostess Larisa wants to see us
 "USE BLACK"on our creations this week.
This is so perfect for halloween (which is
right around the corner now).

I've used the absolutely OWL-dorable
Happy OWL-oween on my card today.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie #53 (the colors
were my inspiration from this photo)

The Brown Sugar Challenge Blog #217 Anything Goes
Crafting-With-Friends Challenge #28 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #90 - Critters
Freshly Brewed Designs Challenges Sept 21st "Animals"

I hope I've inspired you to come play along with us this week!
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!
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! You have until Sept 30th at 11:55pm EST.
So go 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! 

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! Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges - Wonderful Wednesday "Anything Goes"

Hello sweet friends! 
Happy Wonderful Wednesday!
It's time for another Anything Goes theme challenge
as it is every Wednesday (except for release week)

We are fresh off a week of sneak peeks 
for the fabulous NEW September release
of clear stamps for Christmas!
I loved the entire new release but was especially
fond of the adorable set by artist Becky Pearce 
Such an adorable group of little friends!
I love the extra little touches from the set, the mug, the 
snow globe, the reindeer headband, the scarfs. So Sweet!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Christmas Card Challenges #41 - AG w/optional color challenge

Come play along with us this week!  For every card/creation you
enter in the Wednesday and Saturday challenges you increase
your chances of winning some Krafty $ to spend in the
Kraftin' Kimmie Shop (see main blog for details).  
We love to see your creations so go get krafty and link up!  

Thanks for visiting me today!  Hugs (polar bear ones)! D 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps September Release Blog Hop

Hello!  Thanks for popping in to visit me today!
Are you ready for a FUN blog hop with lots 
of ahmazing inspiration from the Krafty Girls
featuring the NEW release stamps for
I sure hope so!
I'll be brief so you can get right to the hopping!  
Today I'm featuring the super sweet set called
 HOLIDAY MAMA on my card.

I love the versatility of this set.  It can be used as CAS,  vintage,
in a super duper layered way, or on a scrapbook page.
 And she goes so well with the rest of the family -
I LOVE this set!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenges #211 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping in to see me!  Enjoy the rest of the hop! 

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges - New Release peek and Anything Goes challenge (9/17/16)

Well pat yourself on the back and congratulate
yourself for making it to the weekend friends!
Then sit back and get ready to enjoy another 
set of sneak peeks for the NEW release this 
Today is the SIXTH and FINAL day of Christmas
Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

ALL of the new stamp sets you've been seeing all week
 will be releasing TONIGHT after the LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!
I hope you can join us for all the fun, beautiful cards, giveaways and more!

Today we have TWO whimsical holiday stamp sets from artist
Cheryl Grant! It's also challenge day and our hostess is Krafty Girl, Tangii!
 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!

My peek for today features the elfishly adorable stamp set 
called "Treat Yours-ELF"!  

here's the inside too

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

This adorable little duo are sure to make you (and anyone
who gets a card from you) smile. It's a  must have as far
as I'm concerned :0)! There are TWO super cute main images
PLUS FIVE coordinating sentiments!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - September NEW Release DAY FIVE

Hello again krafty friends!
I'm back today with another peek at the 
NEW release stamp sets for September 

What a terrific week it's been so far and 
we ain't done yet!!!!!
Hope you are ready for some more inspiration 
and temptation cause there's a bunch today from
the Krafty Girls for you to see! 
Today we are sharing TWO MORE new stamp sets
by the amazing artist, Annie Rodrigue!

My card today features HOLIDAY LITTLE BRO 
Oh my gosh he is so FUN!! Totally makes me think of 
my son when he was little.  And my bro-in-law now
who is not so little but still the crazy one at every 
family gathering!  There's always one!
I LOVE this stamp set and the fun sentiments too!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog #103 Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges #329 Always Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #15 - Use Buttons

HOLIDAY LITTLE BRO comes with the main image plus
SIX coordinating sentiments! And don't you love that kitty?

The other stamp set for today is HOLIDAY SISSY.
This set comes with the main image plus FIVE sentiments!

These two sets will round out the family theme stamp sets by Annie!

 You will be able to purchase all the new stamps sets tomorrow
after the LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY that starts at 6pm EST!
We will be discussing ALL the NINE new clear stamp sets, 
sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having 
tons of merry fun! Hope you will join us!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - September NEW Release DAY THREE {Shake it Up: Polar Bears}

It's DAY THREE of the fabulous 
September NEW Release at 
Are you ready for some more fabulous inspiration?
Have you enjoyed the first two days so far?
I LOVE love LOVE this month's releases!

Yesterday we featured an adorable little snow globe
set with penguins and reindeer.  Today's peek features
some adorable little polar bears that can be an add-on
to the Shake it Up set from yesterday - or stand alone
on their own so perfectly.  It's called 
"SHAKE IT UP: POLAR BEARS" by artist Becky Pearce.

My card today uses some of the animals from
the set from yesterday and today's
set too in a fun way - take a look:
I was sitting in this really boring class and suddenly 
this idea popped into my head.  As soon as I got home
I ran up to my craft room to make it.  Here's the inside too:
These little animals are just so stinkin' cute 
I can hardly stand it!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Christmas Card Challenges Challenge#40 - Anything Goes Christmas 
w/optional twist of Christmas lights (there's a little string of lights 
toward the bottom of my animal tree)

SHAKE IT UP - POLAR BEARS! is a sweet little 4x4 clear stamp set 
full of roly poly polar bear images with lots of accessories 
and gorgeous sentiments! You can use it on it's own or in addition to 
the Shake It Up snowglobe stamp set from yesterday's peeks 
for an endless combination of possibilities! 
There's a total of SIXTEEN stamp sets in this adorable set!

Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday 
night at 6pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL the NINE 
new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, 
giving away prizes and having tons of merry fun!
You can also purchase the new release stamp sets
after the partaaaay!  Yay!!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - September NEW Release Peeks DAY TWO {Shake It Up}

Happy Tuesday krafty friends! 
Welcome back to my blog for DAY TWO
of the September NEW Release peeks

Oh my goodness...I do think you are gonna 
fall in love with the set we are peeking today!

It's called SHAKE IT UP! by artist Becky Pearce.
This 4x6 clear stamp set features a fabulous snow globe 
 Plus adorable animals, accessory stamps, sentiments and more 
with a total of EIGHTEEN stamps for an endless combination 
of design possibilities! You'll see lots of them these next few days!

Here's what I made to share with you today
and I finished the inside too (doesn't happen too often)

Cute huh?!  I tried my colored pencils on this card today
and added some crystal glaze on the globe.  Do you like it?

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

The Shake It Up set was the add-on option for the Surprise Kit
preorders a couple of months ago so you'll get to see some extra peeks
from our krafty kustomers as you hop around the blogs today!

Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party 
Saturday night at 6pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL 
the NINE new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, 
giving away prizes and having tons of merry fun!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - September NEW Release Peeks DAY ONE {Santa Paws}

Hello, hello, hello!
So happy you are here today for DAY ONE
of the September NEW release sneak peeks for 

We have an absolutely wonderful week of peeks for 
you!  You'll be able to purchase your favorites
on Saturday after the LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!
(Hint...I think you're gonna want them all!).

To start things off we have this adorable stamp set
that was part of the Surprise Guest Kit called
SANTA PAWS by artist Emilie Goulet.
I've had this paper pad in my stash for quite a while 
and was excited to use it (Pebbles - (Winter Wonderland).
Aren't the colors pretty?!  I love to use non-traditional colors.

All you animal lovers are going to want this set!
It features two ADORABLE images plus three 
coordinating sentiments. We think you'll agree that this 
set is just PURRfect for the HOWL-idays!

This set is the one that was available for pre-order in the 
Surprise Kit a couple of months ago. All the krafty kustomers 
who purchased the kit were invited to help out with the peeks 
today so you'll see lots of extra guest designers as you hop 
around the blogs today! Bonus!

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

Thanks so much for popping in to visit me today!
Happy hopping to the other Krafty Girl blogs
for more inspiration!  Hugs! D

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Kraft-Tember Krafty Krop (Sept. 10th)

Happy fall ya all! 
Today there is a very special event happenin' 
and I hope you'll come play along!
It's a special Kraft-Tember Krafty Krop!
There are several challenges posted for today
and you have until September 18th to enter
for a chance to WIN a $10 gift certificate!

For my challenge I'd like to see you make
a seasonal or holiday creation featuring an animal.
There are so many adorable little critters from 
the new release last month - owls, bats, a cat, 
a dog, and an adorable little goat!  
So I made a fun FALL card for my 22 year old "kid".
I think he'll like it :o).
here's the inside too.  I had to be good about finishing 
the inside right away so I can get this in the mail soon.
Stamp sets used: Autumn Wishes (front)
and Harvest Blessings (inside).

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Challenge #189 - A.G. w/optional fall colors
the goat not the bats lol!

Thanks for visiting me today!  Hugs! D

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #347 - CAS {Love you to the moon and bat}

Hello krafty peeps!
Time just keeps right on marching by and 
here it is the first weekend of September!

We have a great challenge for you this week
The theme is CAS (Clean and Simple).

I'm playing with the NEW stamp set 
from last month called TOTALLY WITCHIN'
which has this adorable little bat and sentiment

A pink bat you might ask?'s my 
favorite color and I thought it might be fun 
to use it in a way that doesn't say halloween :o)

Clean and Simple cards are not easy for me.
CAS designs usually don't have much for layers
layers or embellishments.  But since I just can't seem
to not have layers, I kept the lines of the layers
clean and was very scrimpy on the embellishments
(these swooshes were pulled out of my stash).  
Still lots of white space which is a CAS trait.
I think I did ok - do you? 

You can see some other awesome examples of 
CAS designs from the krafty girls.  Just
click HERE to go to the main blog and
then you can click on their photos to see.  
Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
Hugs! D