Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Blast Off - Love you to the Moon and Back!

Hello and happy Wednesday!
Today I'd like to share a clean but layered card I made
using a fabby Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps set 
called BLAST OFF and a galaxy background
(made with distress oxide inks). This stamp set is perfect
for that fun technique.  I wish you could see the 
different colors behind the dark overall color
a little better in the photo - it's so pretty IRL!

I colored this sweet spaceship image during a video on 
Now I can share the finished card using that image.
If you're interested in seeing the video you can click here
(if you aren't a member - just ask to join).

This super duper adorable stamp set also has two more main images
of a boy astronaut and his astronaut pup with a couple
more fun sentiments.  AND guess what... it's on SALE this week
at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps for 40% off.  Wow - that's a great deal! 
Need I say more - hehe!  

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
I was inspired by the fun bright colors, the layers and the dark
background in the photo below. My card fits the Clean and Layered style. 

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today! Hugs! D

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Krafty Skrappy Challenge - January 2019

Hello sweet blog friends and followers.
It's the end of the month so that means we have
a new Krafty Skrappy Challenge starting again
at Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges.

What's a Krafty Skrappy challenge you might ask?
The short answer is that it's a challenge where you can make 
ANYTHING BUT A CARD.  But that's really the only limitation.
Scrapbook pages, bookmarks, gifts, gift bags, tags,
journal pages, planner get the idea I'm sure.
Just be sure to include a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp (or
stencil).  When we get at least five entries there will
be a prize opportunity for a $20 voucher to the KKS shop. 

I recently made up some fun tags to put on goody gifts bags
for my daughter and several of her friends to support them
during their first ever finals week at college. 
I put all kinds of treats in each of them. It was so much fun
and they loved it! I have a feeling I started something that
they will now hope I continue each semester end.  
I used the NEW Hearts and Stars clear stamp set
and combined it with sentiments from Happy Thoughts
to make the tags for each of the gift bags. 

Here they are on some of the bags 

So what will you make to share with us this?
You have until Feb 25th to play along.  
Looking forward to seeing your entry! 
Hugs D!

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #495 - Layers

Hello!  Hope you're having a fantastic day!
I'm happy you are here because it's the start of 
another fun challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges. 
The theme for this weeks Challenge #495 is LAYERS.

I love layers - the more the better as far as I'm concerned. 
I pulled out some of my favorite Doodlebug patterned papers and
stamped one of the adorable bears from the fun NEW stamp
set called BEARY LOVE in  KKS Marvellous Mocha ink
which is fantastic for a little lighter outline to color in
(the sentiment is from a retired KKS set).
Then I added lots of layers with colored cardstock.
Viola! Hope you like it!

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafting With Friends Challenge #78 - anything goes
Creative Fingers Challenge blog challenge #156 - anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack #266 - Anything Goes
STAMPlorations January Challenge - theme Stamps & Animals

Cute Card Thursday Challenge #566 - Critters
Crafting by Designs: Layer it UP!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Have A Heart
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #325 - photo inspiration
My main inspiration from this is the theme of love and the heart
shaped key hole surrounded by the red door.

Thanks for visiting me today! Now please go visit the
rest of the krafty DT to see some more fantastic
krafty inspiration with LAYERS.  Hugs! D

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #464 - Flowers

Hello crafty friends - Happy Weekend!
The theme for this week's challenge at
is.... FLOWERS

You can interpret this however you wish...
as long is you include flowers.  You can add flowers 
to your creation, you can make a flower shaped creation,
you can use flowered papers on your creation, or of course
you can use flower images on your card, scrapbook page
3D or altered item.  We just wanna see some flowers
somewhere, somehow on your entry.
And of course, we especially LOVE it when you share 
your creations with us using Kraftin' Kimmie products!! 

My creation is a sympathy card for a friend.

The background was made using the NEW
Happy Hearts Stencil (just released last week) 
The pretty blue flowers are from Buds and Blooms
(the green leaves were stamped with Mossy Meadow KKS ink).
The sentiment is from a retired KKS rubber stamp set.

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
(my new is the heart stencil)

  Thanks so much for visiting me today. 
Take time to smell the flowers (even the imaginary ones).
Hugs! D

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps January 2019 New Release BLOG HOP

Hello, Hello! I'm so glad you're here to visit me today.
We have a terrific BLOG HOP from the Kraftin' Kimmie DT 
and guests featuring the awesome NEW products for this month
from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

ALL the NEW products are now in the Krafty Shop!
That's FOUR NEW stamp sets, TWO new stencils,
TWO new sets enamel dots and the PRETTY IN PINK ink!
Maybe you'll be making your wish list as you hop along :o)
If you love it all there's a special GIMME KIMMIE kit
that's available at a discount for a limited time.

I have a one layer card with some gorgeous gold embossing
to share with you today.
I used each of the star stamps from HEARTS and STARS
(which is quickly becoming my one of my go to sets)!

I'm loving how easy it is to create one layer cards
with this set (and the new stencils)! I used my stamp
platform to get all the stars on at once and then
heat embossed them in gold.  Then I added a sentiment
from Let Your Light Shine using the KKS Wicked Black ink.

Here's another look that shows the gold embossing better. 
Isn't it awesome how well these sentiments coordinate with this new set?!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
The Card Concept #106  - Photo Inspiration

(my inspiration is the gold and black in the photo and my style is CAS)
Make it Monday Challenge #87 Use Words or a Sentiment
Cupcake Inspirations Challenges CIC461 Sparkle and Sprinkle (photo)

There's a lot more inspiration waiting for you from the rest of 
the KKS DT and krafty guests - all  you have to do is click on
the links below.  Happy hopping and happy shopping!

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps January 2019 NEW Release DAY FOUR and ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE - Hearts and Stars

Hello again! Are you loving the sneak peeks of the 
NEW Release stamps sets and other products for 
I'm sure having fun playing with them and sharing with you!

Today we are featuring HEARTS and STARS
by artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen! This is a fantastic and 
very versatile clear stamp set. There are TWENTY-THREE stamps!!
So many options for making backgrounds, tags, added elements, etc. 

But wait there's more! We also have an
ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE starting this week!

That means you get to make and enter ANY type of crafty
project to be eligible to WIN a $40 voucher to the Krafty Shop!
The entries from all the January challenges are eligible for
the prize drawing.  The more you enter the better your chances
to win!  You have all week to (until Jan 18th) to enter this
this current challenge. The winner will be drawn at the end of
the month.  We can't wait to see your cards, scrapbook pages,
tags, trading cards, altered get the idea.
And we LOVE when you use KKS products too!
We hope you'll play along and submit your fabulous creations!

For my card today I combined the hearts from the set with
one of the sweet bears from BEARY LOVE to make another
one layer card.  All of the hearts were stamped with the 
lovely NEW hybrid ink called "pretty in pink". The
bear was stamped using KKS Marvellous Mocha hybrid ink.
I created a strip of grass also using the mossy meadow
hybrid ink and the Sweater Weather stencil.  All the
KKS hybrid inks are available in both a full size pad & mini cubes.
They blend so beautifully and work with all coloring mediums!
Do you agree that these new products are perfect for Valentine's Day?! 

 Here's a little closer look at the card. Can you tell
that I used hearts from both sets? So fun!

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

Hope you will be joining us today for the 
LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends
Facebook group at 2 pm EST! ALL the new 
products from this release will be available then!  
I know that there's lots more inspiration from the DT and guests
that will have you swooning.  All you have to do is click on the 
links below for each of their blogs to see.  Don't forget to leave
a little love along the way too!  Hugs! D

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps January 2019 NEW Release DAY TWO - Beary Love

Welcome back for DAY TWO of the sneak peeks
for the fantastic NEW RELEASE at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.
Today is all about some sweet cuddly love with  
this new clear stamp set called BEARY LOVE by
artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen! And....we also
have some other new goodies you might notice!

I created a one layer Valentine card to share with you today.
Those pretty pink hearts are made with the brand spanking NEW 
(and absolutely wonderful) HAPPY HEARTS STENCIL for the background 
panel.  I stamped the sweet little bear with KKS wicked black
hybrid ink (so perfect for all coloring mediums and it's available
in both a regular ink pad and a mini cube) and then masked around
it with a die cut circle before I inked up the background. That beautiful
color of the hearts is from the NEW KKS "PRETTY IN PINK" hybrid ink.  
I finished the card by coloring the image with copic markers.  
A very quick and fun card! Stencils are so awesome to create with!
Oh and did you notice those pretty enamel dots?!
These are also NEW to KKS - EEEeeeee!  

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
(mine is Valentine's Day)
(I was inspired by all that wonderful PINK in the photo
and my style is CAS)
(I used lots of new: stamp set, heart stencil, and ink)

Here's what the rest of the adorable stamp set looks like. 
FOUR adorable cuddly bears - oh my!!!

Please make sure you pop on to the other blogs from
the rest of the KKS DT to see some more awesome
and inspiring creations using BEARY LOVE and
more fantastic NEW products!  

Don't forget that ALL the NEW products will be 
available following the LIVE Online Release Party
on Saturday, January 12th at 2 pm EST!  I'll bet you're 
already making your wish list. Am I right????! 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps January 2019 New Release DAY ONE - You Are Super

Hello! I have some wonderful krafty news to share with you!
I'm back on the Design Team for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
I'm so delighted to be sharing all the fantastic KKS products
with you again and to be part of this fantastic team.

Today is DAY ONE of the January 2019 NEW RELEASE
and we are showcasing a stamp set that I think is particularly SUPER!
It's called YOU ARE SUPER by brand new artist Neda Sadreddin.

This SUPER FUN set features a main full sized image plus two smaller
portrait sized images.  You can add a mask and different letters to her chest
to make it personal.  You can also make your own special sentiment or use
one of the fun ones already provided. I can imagine so many creative 
ideas for this SUPER set! 

Here's my card featuring this fun set
I started with the KKS January sketch for my layout. 
I love sketches to jump start my inspiration.
The image and sentiment are both stamped using
the fantastic KKS Wicked Black hybrid ink.
I found this perfect paper from my old stash
and used a piece of gorgeous red glitter paper
for the background.  Love how fun this turned out. 

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
(my NEW is the new stamp set)
(my old is the patterned paper - my new is the stamp set)

You'll get to see the new goodies over the next few days 
of the January Krafty Peeks.  They'll ALL be released at our 
LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday (January 12th) 
at 2pm EST in the Krafty Friends group.

Hop on down to the links below to see more inspiration from 
the crazy talented Krafty Team.  You might also notice some
other new goodies that will be announced tomorrow (hint hint).
Stop by tomorrow to see another NEW set! Hugs D