Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday (May 31st) - SKY'S THE LIMIT

Hello friends!  This week I get the pleasure of being your krafty girl 
hostess for Wonderful Wednesday at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE CHALLENGES
 - the very last one of May 2017. 

Are you as stunned as I am at how fast this year is going by?  
Tomorrow we are half way through the year and before you 
know it it will be Christmas time again. Gulp!
Now that I've depressed you (LOL) how about I cheer you up 
with a fun little creation using Lucas and his sweet pup 
from "SKY'S THE LIMIT" ?!  You have to smile when you see this duo!

I made this card as a special request for a little boy who will soon
be a Big Brother to twin siblings!  I'm told he loves planes and 
dogs so how much more perfect can it get than to use this stamp set?
Okay so enough from me.  It's time for you to crank up your
crafty engines and propel yourself into your crafty space to
create something to share with 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 designand it can be a card, a scrapbook page, 
an altered name it!  It must be a NEW creation though.  
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!  Let's see your krafty stuff!

Thanks for popping in to visit me today! Hugs! D

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Happy Birthday Diana {aka Nana Diana} - Surprise Hop!

Oh hello! Thanks so much for being here to visit me!
Today is a very lovely (and super sweet) lady's birthday.  
We  have a special birthday hop at
to celebrate in her honor.  
Please say a BIG Happy Birthday to Diana (aka Nana Diana)!

I used the super sweet Unicorns and Rainbows to make this 
card for Diana - I hope she will like it!!
Diana I sincerely hope that your day is as WONDERFUL
as you are - you deserve it!  Hugs dear lady! 

Pop on down and visit the links below for more
cards celebrating Diana's birthday!  Happy Tuesday y'all!

Before I sign off, I would also like to enter this card
in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #149 Animals
Seize the Birthday - A.G. w/Optional topping Something Sweet
(I didn't use the topping option)

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #383 - Color combo PINK, ORANGE & GREEN

Hello friends! Happy weekend!
I'm looking forward to busy weekend of family
and fun! We have some nieces, nephews, cousins
and kids of friends graduating from high school over the
next couple of weeks and there are lots of celebrations
happenin'!  Hoping for lovely weather too so maybe
I can get some flowers for my front porch.
Whatcha' got going on this weekend?

I hope whatever it is you also have some time to
play along with our newest challenge at

Krafty girl Jasmine is the hostess and she has
picked a pretty color combo that's perfect for
either spring or summer.  For challenge #383
we want to see you use the colors PINK, ORANGE & GREEN.
 You can use other colors too but we'd like these three to
be the predominate colors on your creations pretty please!

My creation this week features the uber adorbs mermaid
FLORENCE FINBOTTOM.  She was so much fun
to color with my copics.  Do you like her hair?

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges;
(Doodlebug stickers and doilies)

I won't keep you here reading when you have lots 
of stuff (including crafting) to do!  Remember that  every 
entry you submit at Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges for ANY 
of the challenges puts you in the running to WIN a $20 
gift card to the Krafty Shop!  Come play along with us!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Krafty Komeback "DandyLion"

Happy Fri-YAY!  
Today we have another fantastic re-release of
a retired rubber stamp set.  We call it the 

If you aren't familiar with the krafty komebacks they are
previously retired rubber stamps.  When Kimmie
switched to the fabulous clear stamps the original
rubber ones were no longer made.  When they were sold 
out they were gone for good. However, Kimmie was able to
have her artists re-make some of the fan favorites
in the new fabulous clear sets.

I'm so excited about this month's krafty komeback 
because she was on my wish list for a long time 
and then when I decided to get her she was gone.
I was jumping for joy to see her again (with some 
new subtle differences that  make her even cuter)!
Meet DANDYLION! She was one of the most popular
images from artist Annie Rodrigue!

Here's my creation using this AhhhhDorable stamp
My background is made with Distress inks and the NEW 
Distress Oxide inks.  I love love love how fun they are
to use.  I only  have two colors right now but will most
definitely be getting more! I also watercolored 
Miss Dandylion with the regular distress inks and 
added some depth with Prismacolor pencils. Such a
fun card to make!  I'm so tickled to share it with you today!

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

DANDYLION is now available in the Krafty Store!!!
Ready set GO!!! You know you want her :o)

It's also Frugal Friday and there's FOUR fabulous sets 
on SALE 40% OFF! But only for the weekend and only while 
supplies last! So be sure to check them out!

Thanks for visiting me today! Please pop on down to the links 
below and see what some of the other krafty crew have to 
share with (and tempt/enable) you too!  Hugs! D

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges - May 24th

Hello friends!  Happy hump day! 
The end of my work week is in sight 
and it's a long holiday weekend!

Today we have another WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY
challenge for you at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE and you know 
what that means...the theme is ANYTHING GOES!  
We hope you can play along! Break out your 
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!

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 name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you 
can enter until May 30th 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! 
What do you think.....wanna WIN?? Let's see your krafty stuff!!

A little birdie told me that something fun is happening 
on Friday! Make sure ya tune in to see what's going on! 

My card today features the NEW clear stamp set called 
BUGS and KISSES combined with some pretty 
flowers from BUDS and BLOOMS.  

I used a combo of copics, zig clean color markers
and distress inks to make this card.  I cut the sentiment 
apart (gasp!) so I could arrange it a little differently.
I'm pretty tickled with how it turned out and I 
absolutely ADORE these little bees!!

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

Thanks for visiting me today!  Have a wonderful 
rest of your week! Hugs D

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - May 2017 NEW Release Blog Hop Celebration

Happy Mother's Day!
Are you ready for some amazing inspiration today?!
I sure hope so because the SIX new clear stamp sets that we've
been sharing all week for KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS are
  NOW available in the krafty shop AND we're celebrating
with a Krafty HOP! The Krafty Krew and our fantastic 
guests have pulled out all their creative genius karma
and have some amazing creations to share with you today
featuring the new stamps for May!

This month of new releases has been my favorite so far 
(okay I know I've said that a time or two before but really
I think it is!!!).   Grab your favorite beverage, get comfy
and start hopping along with us.    

I'm using one of the two fantastic new sets by artist Cheryl Grant
called "COWS IT GOING".  Take a peek!

I got some Prisma Color colored pencils for my birthday 
this year (a set of 72). This is my first real attempt at coloring 
the entire image with them.  I'm pretty happy with how it looks :o) 
This stamp set just steals my heart.  I love cows! 

Thanks so much for popping in to visit me today. 
Now off you go to the next person in the list.  Enjoy! 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps NEW Release DAY FOUR and ANYTHING GOES Challenge

Happy weekend crafty peeps! 
I get the pleasure of being your hostess for this week's 
challenge and because it's peek week for the May NEW releases

Today is the final day of peeks and the release party
is this afternoon at 2pm EST on Facebook!
I hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes! 

Our final sets are by artist Annie Rodrigue! We know that so many
of you LOVE Mermaids And we've got TWO new one for you!

And the second one is SANDY SEAWATER!

I used Sandy Seawater on my card today - take a peek:

I stamped these images in Memento London Fog (light grey) ink
so I could try the no-lines technique.  Many of my krafty DT
teammates have this technique mastered but I've only done it one
other time before.  I'm pretty happy with this second attempt, but then
I think it would be hard to mess up this beautiful image too much :o)!

I'd like to also enter this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges - Going Dotty
Craft Rocket Challenges #37 - Fantasy
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges #328 - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks Challenges 4CC #350 "Celebrating Women

Okay so it's back over to you now!  Remember it's 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!
Use any sketch, any design, any embellishments! 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 May!
I 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?

Don't forget to pop on down to the links below and visit the
Krafty Krew and Guests listed below.  They have lots of super FUN
designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps!


Friday, May 12, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps NEW Release May 2017 DAY THREE Peeks {Just Chicken In}

Hello Hello Hello sweet friends!
How's  your week been?  Who's glad it's Friday?!
Oh yessssss my hand is way up in the air!

I'm so happy you are here to visit me again today because
the sneak peeks of the NEW clear stamps sets release
for this month at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE continue and
today we are featuring a couple super cute NEW animal sets
 by artist Cheryl Grant. What's springtime like down on the farm? 
Lots of FUN according to these kiddos and animals!

I'm featuring one of the sets called JUST CHICKEN IN.
Oh my goodness I just LOVE this set!
There's a main image featuring Lexi feeding her chicks
(with a lending paw from her kitten), and two additional
animal images  with a mother hen and a gorgeous pony!
And there's four punny coordinating sentiments!

Here's my card to share with you today:

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More #241 Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenges #158 Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon challenge #393 Punny Projects

You will see both of today's sets in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs!
 You'll see the list of Krafty design team members and Krafty Guests
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 May 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, May 11, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps NEW Release May 2017 DAY TWO Peeks {Summer Aviva}

Hello friends and welcome back for DAY TWO of 
the fantastic sneak peeks of May from 

Today we are featuring an absolutely beautiful stamp
with two wonderful sentiments by another new to us artist -
and our amazing design team member Jasmine Turandar!
It's called SUMMER AVIVA!

This sweet set features a beautiful main image with a
lovely summer dress that has lots of folds to color! And there are
also two fabulous coordinating sentiments to go with her!

Isn't she beautiful?! I think she's just amazing and really enjoyed
creating  this card to share with you today.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges today too:

Thanks for visiting me today!  Pop on down to the links below
and go see what the rest of the krafty krew has to show you! 
See you tomorrow with another peek :o)  

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Kraftin" Kimmie Stamps - May NEW Release Peeks DAY ONE

Whoo Hoo!  I'm so excited that  you are here to visit me
because it's DAY ONE of the fabulous sneak peeks for
the May release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

This month is so fantastic I can  hardly believe it myself!
The first set we have to show you has so many sweet 
little images and lots of ways that it can be used.
It's called BUGS & KISSES by new artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen!
We are so excited to add her to the KKS team and can't wait for you
to see her unique flair in our new stamp sets!
This fun set features lots of cute little bugs, accessory stamps,
sentiments and of course a fabulous jar to put them in!!
There is a total of THIRTEEN awesome stamps in the set!
I am totally in LOVE with this set!

I used my mini Misti (my birthday pressie from my kiddos)  
to line up my stamps, then I embossed everything on 
watercolor paper.  This is colored with Zig Clean Color 
markers.  I fussy cut a few extra leaves and popped them 
up a bit around the bottom. A last step was to add some 
glitter glue around the little lightening bug's bums
for their special glow :o).  Someday I hope to actually
see a lightening bug.  Have you seen them before?
I wonder if they are as adorable as these guys :o).

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
twist of Use 5 of Something (I have 5 red hearts)

Thanks so much for visiting me today.  Please go visit
my lovely DT pals and guests (links  below) to see what 
they have to share with you today too!  Hugs! D 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Crafting by Designs - May 3rd "Anything Goes" - Guest Designer

Hello lovely friends! 
Is your week going well so far?  Have you had any time to be crafty?
For some ways I think "wow it's finally Wednesday" 
and then I think "oh my goodness it's already Wednesday"!
Do you know what I mean?  So it goes sometimes :o)

I'm happy you are here to visit me today!  
A while back I entered Challenge #114 "For A Man"
at CRAFTING BY DESIGNS and my card was one of
the ones chosen as a Top Pick.  To my delight I was 
asked to be a Guest Designer for a future challenge.
Of course I said "yes" and today is that day :o) 

The Theme this week is ANYTHING GOES 
which is super easy and fun!  Always a favorite of mine.
I made this card for my daughter's boyfriend recently.
He's a football player and loves the Denver Broncos
(as do I !).  I thought this was perfect for him. 
The main image is from a stamp set called ALL STAR 
(by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps) and the sentiment is from 
a set called Stay Strong (by SugarPea Designs).  
Those number stickers have been in my stash for years
(literally).  I bought them with some scrapbook layout
in mind but had never used them.  I'm honestly quite
surprised that they stuck to the card (hope they are
still sticking on there - lol)!  

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Thanks so much to the Crafting by Designs DT for 
having me as a guest this week!  Please come 
play along with us too.  I can't wait to see what you make! 
Hugs! D