Friday, January 27, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Krafty Komeback- Squishy Hugs

It's time for a Krafty Komeback 

Lots of the KKS rubber stamp sets have been 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 stamps! WHOO HOO!!!  And today we're announcing a new one...

You might remember these sweet images of friends....both human and furry!  And don't you love the wonderful sentiments that come as part of the set!?!

Here's my card to share with you today. 
I paired Squishy Hugs with one of the new
sentiments from Sincere Thanks :o)
The Krafty Krew design team members listed below have created some fabulous creations to inspire you so be sure to hop around and visit them too!

It's also Frugal Friday and we've got 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!
Happy hoppin' and shoppin'!!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #365 - Square Cards

Hi there!  So happy that you've stopped in to visit me.
It's Saturday so we have a new theme challenge for you
This week our hostess Larisa chosen
as the theme for all of us.  
I personally love to make square cards!
I go in spurts where I'll make a bunch of 
them in a row before I go back to regular A2
size cards.  Square cards are awesome for
larger stamp images such as Belle from 
the BEAUTY stamp set.  Here's my square card:
I had previously watercolored this panel and it was
just sitting on my craft desk waiting to be put on a card. 
The sentiment is from LOVE STORY SENTIMENTS.
I decided to keep the style clean and simple but
with layers.  I just always seem to need layers 
on my cards :o).  CAS with only one layer is 
veryyyyyy difficult for me to do -  LOL.  

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
The Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: challenge #234 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges #333 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog #123 - anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Fun Friday Challenge #172 Always Anything Goes

Have a wonderful weekend ya' all!  Hugs D

Friday, January 20, 2017

Barn to Be Wild - SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge #27

Hello again cafty peeps!
I'm here to share another card I made for the
SugarPea Designs Mix It Up! Challenge #27

  This card uses the SugarPea Designs clear stamp set
called Barn to Be Wild and a couple of the coordinating 
Sugar Cut dies.  Here it is:
This card was extremely easy to put together thanks to this piece 
(so excited that I finally used it !)  
Here's the inside too
CUTE huh?!

I'd also like to enter this card in these challenges:
The Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: challenge #234 Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges #333 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog #123 - anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Fun Friday Challenge #172 Always Anything Goes

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

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday 1/18/17 - Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges

Welcome to my blog and to
another weekly challenge from 

I get the pleasure of being your hostess this
In case you don't know, every Wednesday 
the theme challenge  is ANYTHING GOES!  
That's right...a card, a scrapbook page, a
3D project with any color, any layout, any
holiday or theme - ANYTHING goes!
Please come play along with us too.
We LOVE to see your creations!
AND you have a chance to WIN
a fabulous prize from KKS!

I'm still in the mode of making some winter themed
Thank You cards for the wonderful gifts
I received over the Christmas holidays.
I used one of the sentiments from the
brand spankin' NEW Sincere Thanks
stamp set with my favorite winter stamp sets
(at least it's my favorite this week - lol)
called Beary Big Hugs
which is perfect for this - take a look:
and here's the inside too

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges too:
("winter" is my inspiration from this photo)
(my inspiration was "winter"

So that's all from me today :o)
Thanks so much for stopping in to visit!
Til next time...Hugs! D

Monday, January 16, 2017

Best of Cluck - SugarPea Designs Mix it Up Challenge #27

Happy Monday sweet friends!
I'm back again to share a second card
This card was made using the super sweet
Best of Cluck stamp set (and coordinating dies).
I knew as soon as I saw this set that I had
to have it!  But it has been sitting in my
"waiting to be inked" stash (very sad) for several
months until now.  I also had these really
pretty papers from the
Countryside Charm Patterned Paper Collection
in my stash as well.  I'm so excited to have
made this card and to have checked two items off
my crafty New Year's resolution :o)
and here's the inside too
Oh my gosh...doesn't that broken egg just
crack you up (pun intended)?!

I am entering this card in these challenges as well:

My design layout was from MOJO Monday #479
(now closed)

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today! 
Hope your Monday was fantastic and the rest of 
your week even better.  Hugs! D

Sunday, January 15, 2017

"It's Your Birthday..." SugarPea Designs - Rice, Rice, Baby

Hello sweet friends!  
I found some myself with the luxury of
having some "just for fun" extra crafting time 
over the weekend so I pulled out a few of
my "yet to be inked stamps" and had a blast 
creating with them.

   Do you make New Year's resolutions?
I don't usually make them - mostly because it seems
that I inevitably fail in keeping them lol.  BUT....
this year I did make 3 crafty resolutions 
1) use more of my "yet to be inked" stamps
2) use up more of my designer paper stash 
before purchasing more (this one is going to
be the most difficult because I think I 
truly have an obsession with patterned papers)
3) get a couple of my cards published  and...
hopefully 4) be awarded a guest designer spot for a 
couple of stamp companies or blogs that I really like. 

I'm super happy about this card because it fills two of
my New Year's crafty resolutions - using an inked
stamp set called Rice Rice Baby from SugarPea Designs
and some of my designer paper from my stash.
I colored this with my copic markers.  
here's the inside too

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

Thanks so much for visiting me today!
Hope you have a fantastic (and crafty) week!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps January NEW Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone!
Woohoo!!! It's finally here!!!
The January Release is NOW available

ALL six new clear stamp sets that we've been sharing
this week are now up in the krafty 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!

Do you have a favorite set from this release?
I adore them all but I think the BUDDY BEARS
set is my favorite. It's nearly impossible to resist
the two sweet teddy bears stamps and fun sentiments.

Here's my card to share you today:

You will get to see ALL of the new sets in action as you sit back
and enjoy the hop!  Thanks for stopping in to visit me
now off you go to the next stop. Enjoy!!! 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - January NEW Release Peeks and Anything Goes Challenge

Hello again sweet friends and followers! 
Today is the final day of the NEW release peeks
for January AND...... it's also challenge day at

ALL of the new stamp sets you've been seeing this week
will be available THIS AFTERNOON after the 
Please come join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes 
starting this afternoon at 1pm EST! 

Today's peek is a sweet little Thank You sentiment set by Kimmie! 
Thank you sentiments can be used all year but especially 
after the holidays with all those thank you cards to send out! 
I think you love the new SINCERE THANKS set!
The set is 4x4 and comes with a total of THIRTEEN stamps!

For my card today I stamped with several of the sentiments
from this set all over the main panel and then added
an older favorite set for winter called ICE, ICE, BABY
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Come join us this week for the ANYTHING GOES challenge! 
 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!  Have some krafty fun and join us
 this week because we LOVE to see your beautiful creations.

Now on your way you go on to see what the other
talented members of the Krafty Krew and guests have
made to share with you today! Hugs! D

Friday, January 13, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - January NEW Release Day Five Peeks

Hi again friends and followers! 
Welcome back to my blog today for 
another sneak peek at the brand
NEW clear stamps being released this month
Today we're making your jaw drop yet again with a set
of cuddly teddy bears from artist Emilie Goulet called
BUDDY BEARS! It comes with 2 bears & FOUR sentiments!
 I just heard you say "Ahhhhhhh!" :o)

Here's my card to share with you today.
How can you not smile when you see this
adorable bear?  He's just so sweet!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
The Crazy Challenge #239 - 3 of a Kind (I used 3 red enamel dots)
Crafting When We Can Challenge  #135 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges - Be Square 
(the blocks in the patterned paper panel are my square element)
Crafting From the Heart Challenge #142 - Anything Goes
City Crafter Challenge Blog Week #344 - Blue Monday
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges #311 Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party
on Saturday afternoon at 1pm EST! We'll be checking out
ALL the SIX new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations,
giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - January NEW Release Day Two Peeks

Hello! So happy you are here today to visit me!
Its Day TWO of the January NEW Release
clear stamps from KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!

Today there's a stamp set from artist Cheryl Grant
and I think you'll's purr-fect!  ;)

This sweet new set features little girl Lexi and a trio
of her adorable fluffy friends!  It features one large main image
plus SEVEN coordinating sentiments! Very Sweet!

Here's my card to share with you today using this
adorably sweet stamp and one of the sentiments.

I found this image extremely fun to color. 
Cheryl's images are always among my favorites. 
Here's the inside too

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
(my new is the brand spankin' new stamp set)
(my NEW is this stamp set)
(my NEW is this stamp set)

You will see today's set in action as you hop around the
Krafty blogs!  You'll see the list below and 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 SIX of the new January clear stamp sets will be released 
on Saturday afternoon!  Be sure to join us at the 
LIVE Online Release party beginning at 1pm 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!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #363 Your FAVorite Color

Happy weekend crafty friends and followers! 
Holy smokes it's been cold here in Montana this week!
Thursday morning the temp was -18 degrees.
That's right NEGATIVE 18 degrees and that's  
without the wind chill!
By the time I got home it had warmed up
to a balmy negagtive 8 degrees.
Brrrrrrrr!!!!  Brrrrr!!!! 
Once Christmas is past I start 
dreaming of spring and summer lol! 

Anyway...I'm so happy you are here to
visit me today!  I have a card to share with
you for the newest challenge at 
The theme for challenge #363 is...
Use Your FAVORITE Color.  

I'm  not gonna tell you what my favorite 
color is because I'm fairly certain you
will easily figure it out (smiley face).
I used this month's KKS sketch for my layout
and the last of a couple pieces of paper from
an older Doodlebug Design valentine paper
pad stash that was my absolute favorite. 
This stamp and the one for the inside are both 
from the lovely Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
clear set called "Love Story Sentiments".

I felt kind of funny making a Valentine's Day
already but then remembered that I had 
walked into Target on December 23rd and
they were starting to stock the shelves with Valentine's 
candy and cards already!  Good gracious :o) 

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Guest Designer call - which I am responding to :o)

I hope that you will come join us this week at Kraftin' Kimmie
and share your favorite color and creation with us!
Each month we choose one winner from all the challenges
to receive a $20 gift card to the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop!
 To give your mojo a little extra boost, we post a sketch each 
month that you can use on any of the Challenges. The sketch is up 
all month long and if you use it in ANY of our Challenges
during that month you will get an additional chance to WIN
a $20 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!  
Here is January's sketch...

You have until April 3rd at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries 
in for this week's challenge!
Have some krafty fun and join us this week!! 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges - Wonderful Wednesday (Jan 4, 2017)

Hello friends! Holy smoly it's 2017 now! 
Happy NEW Year to you!

It's time for the first Wonderful Wednesday of 2017 
at Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges!

As always....the theme is ANYTHING GOES!
Hope you will be joining us this week because
not only do we LOVE to see your creations -
you also have the opportunity to WIN a gift
card to the Kraftin' Kimmie Store when you
enter the monthly challenges!  How fun is that?
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!
My DT card today features the recently released
Beary Big Hugs and some bright, fun papers
 and I finished the inside too

I'm entering this card in the MOJO Monday #478 Contest
where I got the sketch for my layout

I am also entering my card in these terrific challenges
The Brown Sugar Challenge Blog #231 "Anything Goes"
Crafty Creations Challenges #332 "Anything Goes"

Don't forget to join us for a brand new segment we are starting,
LIVE Color Alongs!  YAY!!! On Mondays head over to the
 KKS Friends FB page to hang out with a member
of the Krafty Krew and Color Along! FUN!

Oh and Ohhhhhh I just have to share this really really
super fun announcement from Kimmie...
She has started a Secret Krafty Klub for the  new year!
Click on the link to check out the deets 
for the Secret Krafty Klub!!!  

Hope you will join us this week (and this month!)
If you need a little extra inspiration we have a sketch
that is available for the whole month of January.  
If you use it in ANY of our Challenges or Wonderful Wednesday's 
during the month you will get an additional chance to WIN! 
You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost 
for your mojo if ya need it!  Here is January's sketch...

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!  
I hope that your NEW year has started off in a wonderful
fashion and will bring lots of happiness and blessings with it!
See you soon! Hugs! D