Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Inspirational Wednesday - Perky Penguins

Hello krafty friends! 
It's time for another Inspirational Wednesday
at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
Each Wednesday one of the talented Krafty Krew DT members inspire you to get creative with your krafty stamps.

This week it's my turn to share and I've made a 
sparkly winter creation (in honor of all this
crazy snow we are getting in the states) using the
super duper adorable PERKY PENGUINS stamp set. 

If winter were as fun as this card makes it feel
I'd stop complaining about all the snow (and cold)
we are getting blasted with in Montana - LOL!

some BoBunny glitter paste on the background.  The glitter
paper was in my stash. I was completely surprised at
how well the paper and past matched up.  
I also used the LOVELY LAGOON hybrid
ink for the stamped snowflakes.  

Oh and guess what??? The stamp set featured in 
the Inspirational Wednesday is on SALE all week
in the Krafty Shop!  So waddle on over (or maybe just 
click the link hahaha) and grab it for  yourself!

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping in the visit me today.
I hope I've inspired you to go get creative and krafty!
Stay warm and happy! D

Sunday, February 24, 2019

For Someone Sweet

Hello crafty friends and followers,
very recently I made a card for a very
sweet young lady who LOVES elephants.

This adorable stamp is by Penny Black.  I've had
it in my stash for a long long time.  After I made
this card I decided to share the stamp with this
young lady who has recently started making
cards.  It feels so good to spread the love of
crafting and cardmaking!  
Oh and let's just for a moment notice that 
absolutely sweet elephant background paper from 
Doodlebug Design (swoon).  

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
Crafty hugs to each of you! D

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Donut Forget...I Love You

Happy Wednesday crafty friends and followers!
A quick post from me today with a valentine
that I made recently for my son.  Now that he's
received it I can share. He's such a sweet supporter
of his mama's crafty card making hobby and loves
to get handmade cards.  He also follows me
on all my social media accounts and I didn't 
want him to see it that way before he got it
in person.  It was kind of funny as he said
"hey, I got a card from my mama just now.
I haven't seen this one yet".  But then he
also wondered where the real donuts are - lol.
That "kid" love donuts so much it's ridiculous.
But I love him even more than he loves donuts!

Here's the card:

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

thanks for popping in to visit me today! 
Have a great rest of the week! Hugs! D

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #468 - Animals

Hello crafty friends, hope you are well today!
We have a new theme challenge starting today at
Challenge #468 is ANIMALS.

I made a Galentine for my Bestie using the newly
released CUDDLES THE PUPPY stamp set. 
The stenciled background is created 
hybrid inks.  There's even a few of the LOVEY DOTS
(enamel dots) on there too.  I guess you could
say its a clean and layered style card.  Simple
yet sweet - don't you agree?! 

I'm also entering these great challenges:

Thanks so much for visiting me today! 
Hugs! D

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day 2019

Happy Valentine's Day friends!
Hope you are feeling loved and appreciated today.
This year the holiday really snuck up on me and
I found myself needing to make a very quick card
for my hubby today.  I grabbed a piece of shimmery
white cardstock, some brusho crystals and water
to create the base of this CAS card.  
Then I added some hearts to the panel from the 
stamp sets and Wicked Black ink by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.
 Total time less than 7 minutes (I heat set the 
background panel rather than wait for it to dry).
And viola - he loved it!

I'm sharing this card in the following challenges:
The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge (on Instagram and Facebook)
My coloring for today is the background.
The Male Room Challenge Blog #104 - Love Your Men
(I was inspired by the theme and the colors)

Thanks so much for visiting me today! 
Hugs! D

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - NEW Release Blog Hop February 2019

Hello! You are in for a real treat today as the krafty krew
DT for KRAFTIN' KIIMMIE STAMPS has prepared some
amazing creations to showcase the NEW products of
this month that were released yesterday.  
So grab your favorite drink and maybe a snack
and hop along to your hearts content!

ALL the new products are now in the store -
including the GIMME KIMMIE set for those
of  you who are in love with the entire new release!

My card features the New SPRINKLES stencil
and DONUT WORRY stamp set.

To create the background, I used the following KKS hybrid inks -
Purple Petunia . I stamped the donuts, the sentiments 
and the sprinkles on the donuts in Marvellous Mocha ink 
(all of these are available in regular size pads or 1" ink cubes).
The frosting on the donuts is Marvellous Mocha and 
Charming Chartreuse inks. There's even a few of the
fabulous Rainbow Dots scattered on here.     
It hardly needs the sentiment inside because it's
easy to figure out - but just in case (and for fun) 
I added it to finish the saying...Donut Worry, Be Happy! 

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me.  There's so much 
more inspiration to see just hop on down to the links below.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - February Release DAY THREE - Donut Worry (and Anything Goes Challenge)

Hello! I'm so glad you're back to visit me again.
It's the final day of the sneak peeks for the 
NEW products release for February at 

Today we are sharing the last peek of the NEW stamps
of this month  - this one is called DONUT WORRY
by artist Melissa Baker Nguyen.  Such a FUN and yummy set!

There's also another ANYTHING GOES challenge
starting today (as it always is during release week). 
We'd sure love to have you join us and share your
own fantastic creation with us!  We especially love
it when you use the KKS products for the challenges! 
Every time you submit an entry you get a chance to
win a $40 gift voucher to the KKS shop (prizes are
awarded at the end of each month). 

Here's my card to share with you featuring 
DONUT WORRY.  In addition to the new stamp set, 
I used the new RAINBOW DOTS (enamel dots)
and stamped the sentiment w/the new
I found the perfect designer paper from 
Doodlebug Design in my stash. Love when that happens!
ALL the new products will be available in the KKS Shop
later today after the LIVE Online Release Party in the 
Krafty Friends Facebook Group.  Come join the 
fun at 1 PM EST today!

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - February Release DAY ONE - Cuddles the Puppy

Happy hello to each of you today!
I'm so glad you're here to help me share the 
NEW product release DAY ONE peek for

What a terrific new release we have in store
for you this month. There's THREE new Stamp sets,
TWO new stencils, a new hybrid ink and enamel dots!
Whoo Hoo!  You are gonna love it!
So let's get the peeks started shall we???

Are you an animal lover?  Maybe specifically a 
dog lover?  I sure am and this new stamp set called 
CUDDLES THE PUPPY by artist Neda Sadreddin
has me swooning! I just adore this sweet set! 
Look at these adorable images and sweet sentiments

For my release card, I used some of the sweet LOVEY DOTS
from last month's release) and one of the main
images from this adorable set. 

I'm entering this card in the following challenges too:
I love the red and blue colors as well as all the hearts

My card design is based on the fantastic February
sketch that you can use all month long for inspiration
when entering the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges.

Make sure you join us for the LIVE Online Release Party
happening in the Krafty Friends Facebook Group
at 1PM ET! There'll be lots of fun to celebrate this new release.

ALL the new stamps and products will be available for sale 
in the KKS Shop after the party on Saturday.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Spring is Coming - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Hello!  I was such a busy little bee today. 
It snowed all day long and was very cold outside
so I crafted, I purged and I organized! Woo hoo!

I have been on a kick lately of using stencils for backgrounds
or scenes.  This card was made for the special celebration 
challenges this weekend in the Kraftin' Kimmie Friends 
Facebook Group.  We are celebrating reaching 6,000 plus
followers and Kim's birthday with five special challenges.
Kim's favorite color is purple so that's the theme/color
for challenge #5.  I inked up some purple tinged clouds
with the Krafty Basics stencil.  Really loving how it
turned out and wishing it was spring and not still
winter here - lol!  Here's my card -
that adorable little lamb and sentiment are from
the KKS stamp set called Easter Blessings. 

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

Well that's it from me today.  Need to get myself to bed
and ready for work tomorrow.  Why do the weekends 
go by so much faster than the rests of the week? 

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.  Hugs! D

Baby Love - Kraftin' Kimmie Sketch Challenge

Hello friends! Happy Sunday!
I woke up this morning to a LOT of snow and
extremely cold wind/temperature - Yucky!
I knew it was coming but kind of thought 
it wouldn't be too bad.  Wrong lol! 
This chick is going to be staying home all day
crafting and snuggled up with my puppies!

Yesterday we kicked off a bunch of awesome challenges
to celebrate reaching 6,000 followers and Kimmie's 
birthday.  Today I'll be catching up on a few more of 
those challenges while I'm staying in and warm. 
If you'd like to join the fun and have a chance for
some great KKS prizes, you have all week to enter
your own (new) crafty creation.  Hope you do!

The second challenge is a sketch challenge.
Here's the fun sketch

and here's the card I made with it for
an upcoming baby shower. I've had this stamp
set for a while now but it's the first time
I've had an opportunity to use it. 
To make this card I used the following products
(all are Kraftin' Kimmie unless noted otherwise):
Stamp set - Baby Love
Inks - Wicked Black (elephant), Granite Grey (sentiment)
Pretty in Pink (stenciled hearts) - all hybrid inks
Enamel Dots - Lovey Dots
Stenciled hearts - Happy Hearts stencil
Colored with Copic markers
Cardstock and ribbon - Stampin Up 

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
(an elephant is a critter - right?)
(my inspiration was the pink hearts)

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! I hope 
wherever you are, you are safe and warm.  Hugs! D

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Make Your Own Background - Kraftin' Kimmie Celebration weekend Challenge #1

Goooood Day sweet crafting friends!
This weekend we have some really fun challenges 
in the Kraftin' Kimmie Friends Facebook Group
to celebrate Kimmie's birthday and reaching more than 
6,000 followers in the group! We have a series of
challenges for you to participate in. You have all
week to enter and there's prize opportunities!

The first challenge is to make your own background. 
I usually default to patterned papers (I have an embarrassingly
large amount of that stashed in my craft space), but
lately I've been having a lot of fun using stencils instead.

My first card to share with you today uses the 
HAPPY HEARTS STENCIL with the inspiring
stamp sets YOU ARE SUPER and 
HAPPY THOUGHTS (all from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps)
I started with a watercolor wash on the base
with two different colors.  After that dried 
I used some Bobunny glitter paste with the
stencil.  A little different style from my
usual but I'm really happy with how it turned out!

This second card was made using Brusho Crystals
on a watercolor paper panel (yellow, orange and red)
and again the YOU ARE SUPER stamp set.

Both of these cards are going to two amazing women
who have or are fighting against breast cancer.  I'm truly
in awe of their strength and positive attitudes. 

(inspired by the pink and hearts)

TIME OUT Challenges #128 - Home Sweet Home Photo inspiration
(I was inspired by the hearts)

And I'm entering the second card in these challenges:
Jo's Scrap Shack Fun Friday Challenges #267 Always Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks Challenges  #440 Crazy Egg Anything Goes

If you like these products I've shown you, there's a special
SALE code for this weekend only KIMIS48 to get
25% off your entire order (regular priced items only).

Thanks so much for visiting me today! I hope you are getting
some good crafty time in this weekend! Hugs! D

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #466 - LOVE/Hearts

Hi everyone thanks for stopping in to visit me today.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner so as your
hostess for this week's challenge at
KRAFTIN' KIMMIE Challenges I picked the theme
of Love and or Hearts for KKS Challenge #466.

The recent KKS January release has lots of great products
that you can use for this theme such as the HAPPY HEARTS
stencil, the Pretty in Pink ink, the Lovey Dots, and
the HEARTS and STARS and BEARY LOVE stamp sets.
Do you have any of those? If so, they would be perfect for this week.
We'd love to see your creations using a Kraftin' Kimmie
Stamps products (or two) but if you don't that's okay
just make and share a new creation that feature love (or a
loving message) and/ or hearts.

I hope that you'll decide to join us this week.  Each submission
you make (into any of the February challenges) gets your name
in monthly drawing for a $40 voucher to spend in the Krafty Shop.
You can enter two ways: 1) by linking up on the main challenge
blog or 2) by sharing your KKS creation in the
Krafty Friends Facebook Group.  Also, This weekend is
extra special as we're celebrating 6,000+ members in the
Krafty Friends Facebook group - AND it's Kimmie's birthday!
Join us today - Saturday, February 2nd for an all day on-line party
with special challenges, giveaways, prizes and FUN!

Oh...and one more tiny thing...there's a special discount code
in the Krafty Shop for this special event! Use code KIMIS48
to receive 25% off all regular priced items 
through Sunday! Isn't that awesome!!! Happy Shopping!

So now I get to show you my card which uses the super sweet
new stamp set from last month's release called BEARY LOVE
and some of the pretty enamel dots from the Lovey Dots collection.