Saturday, September 30, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #401 - HOLIDAY

Hello hello - how are you?!
It's the last Saturday of September already - wow!
The theme challenge this week at 
CHALLENGE #401 - is to make a Holiday creation.
There's a couple easy peasy ones coming up...
Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

I chose Christmas as my holiday.
These two lovely carolers are from HOLIDAY STYLE 
which happens to be on sale this weekend as part of the 
FRUGAL FRIDAY Sale (through the weekend while 
supplies last).  The sentiment is from another 
beautiful Christmas set called Holly Jolly.
 I used my Prisma color pencils on this 
and then added distress oxide ink for shading and
liquid pearls for the snow fall.  
Boy those colored pencils are not as easy for
me to use as my copics are.  Mostly I struggle with 
which shades are supposed to be blended or shaded into 
the others (like EO2 goes with E04 etc.).  I am pretty happy 
though with the skin this time as that's been my biggest 
challenge with pencils so far.  I just keep practicing :o)

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

I sure hope that you will decide to join us for this challenge
and share you own beautiful holiday creation with us. 
I can't wait to see what you make! 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges - #400 Distress It

Oh yaaaaaa it's Saturday and time for another
new challenge at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE!
The theme for challenge #400 is DISTRESS IT. 
Our hostess Mindy wants to see you use distress inks. 
Ohhhh what fun - right!
Distress oxides are all the rage right now and I can 
sure see why.  I only have 4 colors but have decided I 
need more (okay maybe want is the more appropriate word).
I've used one of my favorite stamps sets from this month's 
new release - MINI MONSTERS :o).

Thanks for stopping in to visit me today!
I hope you will come play along with us this week
and share your own distress ink creation!  
Happy weekend lovies!  

Thursday, September 21, 2017

My Favorite Things 2017 Card Design Superstar Contest - CAS Birthday

hello friends!
I was so excited to see this fabulous contest happening
at My Favorite Things - did you see it too???
In case you missed it I'll quickly fill ya in.
MFT is holding a contest for an opporunity to 
be a Card Design Superstar and there are (of course) 
 - more than $4,000 for the FIFTEEN winners!  
The contest ends tonight at 10PM EST.
There are 3 different categories to participate in:

I love MFT products and have quite a
stash (many of which I haven't inked up or used yet)
but life has been a tad (okay more than a tad) bit crazy 
for me lately and I wasn't sure I was going to have a 
chance to participate.  Well...I stayed up late last night
and was able to get at least one card made to enter.

I decided to stretch myself and go with the CAS category
since that is the one style I make the least amount of 
cards with.  I made a card that I was so super excited about
BUT... as I picked it up from my craft table I somehow had 
gotten my finger and thumb in some red ink and left two
not so lovely fingerprints right on the card. UGH!  
I was so disgusted with myself that I just had to go to bed.
This morning I got up and decided I was going to make a
another card but a little differently (didn't want the bad juju again).
Here's what I came up with 

I used the following MFT products:
Make a Wish stamp set (sentiments)

So...thanks for visiting me and please wish me good luck!
It would be so amazing to win.  There are some unbelievable
entries so far.  I'm really glad that I don't have to choose :o)
You can find my card and many other awesome CAS creations by
clicking here. Happy Thursday! Hugs! D

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps September NEW Release - Blog HOP

Hello crafty friends! I'm glad you are here
today because we have a very special HOP to 
celebrate the release of  ALL the Spooky New
stamps this month at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!
Woohoo! It's finally here!!
ALL FOUR new sets are NOW available in the Krafty Shop!

I made another card with the super cute and not too
spooky set by Becky Pearce called MINI MONSTERS.
I just love this set. It can be used for birthday or halloween. 
Or for just a fun kid card.  The set comes w/3 adorable 
little monsters and lots of fun sentiments and accessories.

Thanks so much for visiting me today! 
Don't forget to hop along to the rest of the Krafty
DT and Guests links for more inspiration. 
Hugs! D

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Sept. NEW Release Day THREE - Mini Monsters

Hey Hey it's DAY THREE of the 
September NEW RELEASE Sneak Peeks 
ALL of our new September stamps will be available this
afternoon at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!

Today we've got a super sweet stamp set to share with you!
 This one is from artist Becky Pearce and it's called
The set comes with several main images, lots of cute accessory
stamps and five sentiments for a total of SEVENTEEN stamps in the set!

It's also challenge day and our hostess is Krafty Girl, Tangii!
 And as always during release week, the challenge is ANYTHING GOES!
Are you ready to meet a cute Mini Monster?

 I used the September sketch for my layout.
You can use it too if you would like a little extra inspiration.
I love to use sketches as a starting point for my cards!

 Here's how I decorated the inside (please excuse the dark photo)

Be sure to join us on facebook for an hour of celebrating the 
new stamp sets, fun and prizes today at 2pm EST at our 
Come hang out with the Kimmie and the Krafty Girls and Guests!
Ohhh and how would you like a chance to WIN the ENTIRE
NEW RELEASE of September?  
The details for how you could win can be found in the 

Soooo.... now it's  your turn to go get krafty and join us this week
for ANYTHING GOES! We love to see your designs (especially when
you use a KKS stamp set)!!  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 a $20 Gift Certificate to use
on ANYTHING you want in the shop! 
 Use any sketch, any design, any embellishments because Anything Goes!
 You have a week to play with this challenge.
Can't wait to see what you make!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Sept. NEW Release Sneak Peeks -Devilish Deborah

Hello!  Welcome back for day TWO of the NEW RELEASE
September Krafty Peeks ad KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!
Yesterday was a little Grim (with Grim Gretchen) and today we 
are feeling quite very Electricified with ELECTRIC EVELYN and
Devilish with DEVILISH DEBORAH - two more spooky ladies by
the very talented artist Annie Rodrigue!  

This creepy chick has a few little ghoulish friends!
Plus there are three fun sentiments!

My card today features DEVILISH DEBORAH

 I used one of the fun sentiments on the inside 
(those cute little spiders are part of another set we 
we be showing you later in the week)
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

All the Krafty Design Team members and Guests listed below 
have lots of gorgeous creations to share with you today featuring the

Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop 
because one lucky commenter will WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! 
Also we're giving away the ENTIRE new release over on the Krafty Friends Facebook page! 

The winner will be announced at the LIVE Online Release Party 
on Saturday afternoon, so don't miss it!
Happy hoppin'!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie September Sneak Peek Day ONE - Grim Gretchen

Are you ready to see the awesome September peeks
I hope so because it's time to start the SPOOKY PARTY!!!
You'll get to see all the SCARY stamp sets as we share them each day this week!

Day ONE of the Halloween release
features a totally creepy set by artist Annie Rodrigue!
It's called GRIM GRETCHEN!
Check out the fun sentiments that come with this large main image!

Some krafty peeps have seen GRIM GRETCHEN already in the Super Secret
Krafty Klub Halloween Kard Kit! Those who preordered it already
have it in their inky little fingers and are showing you their
creations today and on release day!

For my card today I used the September KKS sketch for inspiration
and I varied from my usual cute papers and bright colors
and went with a dark and creepy feel (this image just had
me so inspired to venture into the dark side lol!).
I really had fun coloring this awesome image. 
 Here's one  of the sentiments on the inside too.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

I hope you will be visiting us each day to see all the fantastic
halloween stamp sets of September.  

 Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on 
Saturday afternoon at 2pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the 
FOUR new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, 
giving away PRIZES and having tons of krafty FUN!
Be sure to hop around to the links below and leave lots of love at 
each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN 
a gift voucher to the krafty shop! Plus we're doing a 
GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends 
facebook page! The winners will be announced at the party so don't miss it!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Krafty Komeback - Trick or Eat

Oh hey! I'm happy you're here to visit me today because
The Krafty Vault at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is being opened again!

As you know some of the older stamp sets have been retired 
and have been hard to find for quite some time. 
Today Kimmie is re-releasing TWO rubber sets

These awesome sets come as completely unmounted pre-trimmed 
natural red rubber!  These sets have NOW been released and are
 in the shop right now!  These were very popular sets so I have
a feeling that they are going to get snatched up quick ;o) 

I used one of the zombie images from TRICK OR EAT today
I absolutely love this spooky sweet set!

here's a close up of this image and the glitter bow (which has now
spread glitter all over my entire craft room). 

See...I told you she's fabulous and you know you want her - hehe!

Hop on down and see what some of the others
on the Krafty krew DT have made to inspire you.
And since you're already shopping, don't forget about 
the FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS that are up in the shop also! 
Have a fantastic weekend!  Hugs! D

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

STAMPTember at Simon Says Stamp and The 30 Day Marker Challenge - Sept 2017

Hi everyone!  I'm a little behind getting this posted
to my blog (have already shared on Instagram).  
I was so excited to have the privilege to be sent 
a NEW stamp set from Simon Says Stamp to 
use for STAMPtember 2017!  This set has 
lots and lots of awesome and encouraging sentiments
that can be used on so many projects and creations. 
It's called YOU GOT THIS and I used several of the
sentiments on my card below

The distress oxide inks (I love how they blend)and the 
adorable lion from the SugarPea Designs stamp and die
set called Caring Critters can also be found in the SSS store.  

I am sharing this card in The 30 Day Marker Challenge on Instagram
and at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges - Stamp It for STAMPtember.  
You can find me at @craftycpa and the hastag for this 
awesome coloring event is #thedailymarker30day.  

Thanks for visiting me today! Hugs! D

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges Wonderful Wednesday - Sept 6th 2017

Hello everyone!  
Maybe you've noticed that things have been a bit quiet
on my blog for the past couple months.  
I took some time off crafting and blogging 
to catch up on some life kind of stuff 
and enjoy the summer while my son and his
fiance lived with us while in transition. 
But now I'M BACK and so excited to be 
crafting again!  What better way to get things started
again than to use the ANYTHING GOES theme
Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges.

I hadn't used my colored pencils for quite a while
so I pulled them out along with the adorable 
stamp set called LULU'S WHEELS

 I love this sweet stamp and the sense of adventure
it makes me imagine.  Road trip anyone? 
Where would you go if you could just get in the car and drive? 

Come play along with us this week.  
Each month all the entries from all the challenges  
receive a chance (for each time entered) to win 
a fantastic prize of $20 to spend in the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop.

Ohhhhh and I also want to tell you that next week is
Release Week of the brand NEW September clear
stamps and I think you are going to love, love, love
them.  Here's a hint...they are spooky and fun :o)

Thanks for stopping in to visit me today!
Go get krafty and share your creation(s) with us :o)
Hugs! D