Saturday, January 25, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #515 - Love/Friendship!!

Hello friends - happy Saturday! 
It's time for another weekly theme challenge at

Krafty Gal Allison is our hostess this time and 
What a great challenge or this time of year!

With Valentine's Day coming up soon I used the 
brand new YOU'RE GNAW-SOME! for my card.

Isn't this sweet couple perfect for a Valentine's card?
I think they would be cute on an anniversary card too. 
They are colored on kraft paper with Prismacolor pencils.
After fussy cutting them, I popped them up with foam dots. 
A last touch was a few of the KKS Lovey Dots.

I hope that you'll decide to join the challenge this week and
enter your own fabulous creation using our Love/Friendship theme.
We love when you share with us!  There's a monthly prize
 of a $40 gift voucher to the KKS Shop up for grabs too! 

In addition to the KKS Challenge I'm also
entering this card in the following challenges:

Thanks for visiting me today!
Hope your next week is crafty and happy! Hugs! D

Saturday, January 18, 2020

After Christmas Christmas Card - Beary Big Hugs!

Hello friends and followers.
Once again I found myself scrambling in December 
to get enough Christmas cards done to send out. 
I LOVE making Christmas cards - but I also love
making cards for every other reasons (LOL) which puts
me behind when I need them.  
So...this year I'm going to try to make at least one Christmas
card a month. Hey 12 by December is better than 0 don't you agree?!

This is my first one using an adorable stamp set called 
BEARY BIG HUGS! by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

Here's a little bit more about how I made this card:
The background is the negative (or reverse) side of 
a stencil that I had swirled a bunch of Nuevo glimmer
paste on.  I misted the panel as well as the paper
and pressed down the stencil as firmly and evenly 
as I could.  If you zoom in you can see the snowflakes.
I think a thinner paper (this is watercolor paper) might  have
shown details of the snowflakes better.
It wasn't quite what I was expecting by I really like it. 
The stencil is Sparkling Snowflakes (also by Kraftin' Kimmie). 
The blue tag is actually a recycled Christmas tag from
one of my packages.  I used it as a template to cut the 
second tag and then sponged all over it with Sparkling Sapphire
(KKS hybrid ink).  I pressed a bit hard a couple times 
to get more of a smudged look to match the background.
I forgot to tie on a piece of twine before I glued down the
white tag (shucks!) so I covered the hole with an enamel dot. 
Stamped a few extra snowflakes from the Snowflake Kisses 
(after sponging) and fussy cut the copic colored bear.  

I'm sharing this card in the following challenges:

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

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - January 2020 New Release BLOG HOP!

Hey Hey it's blog hop day for 
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We are celebrating by sharing all the amazing new
products released for this month - and ALL of them are
in the KKS Shop now and waiting to jump in your cart!
UPDATE:  Some of these have already sold out -
but never fear as Kimmie will be restocking soon.
You can put your email in with the products and
you'll get a notification when it's back in the store.

So sit back and relax with your favorite beverage and/or
snack and enjoy all the fun inspiration we will be
showing you with the January products. 

My card features the adorable HAPPY HEDGEHOGS,
both new stencils - TIPPY TRIANGLES and 
PETITE POSIES,  & one of the gorgeous HEART DOTS.

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Thanks for stopping by to visit me! Hope you enjoy the
hop today and all the awesome creations we've made for you!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Anything Goes Challenge and January 2020 NEW RELEASE PEEKS Day Three!

It's DAY THREE of the January NEW RELEASE products
Forgive me if it seems as if I'm shouting - I'm just so excited
because this month is full of fantastic new things and
the theme is all about LOVE!!!
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Today we are peeking HAPPY HEDGEHOGS
by artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen!
Such a super fun set and so trendy right now.
I've always been kind of enamored and intrigued by
hedgehogs.  How about you?  

In addition to the sneak peeks today it's the start of
a new weekly challenge and the theme is...
ANYTHING GOES (as it always is on release week).
So create a card, scrapbook page, tag, 3D or altered
item.  Use any sketch, color scheme, or theme for
your creation and enter it in the challenge.  We LOVE to
see your creations - especially when you use your
KKS goodies!  The challenge goes until Jan 17th
(plenty of time to get krafty and enter.)

Now it's time for me to share my newest creation with you!
Each and every one of these chubby little hedgies are
super cute, but I must admit that I'm particularly fond 
of the one I used on my card today.  I think it's because
it seems that we share a similar love of reading! 

I used the NEW TIPPY TRIANGLES stencil to create 
the fun background with Salty Sea KKS hybrid ink.
I think it turned out so pretty!  
The sentiment was stamped with the NEW CRISP CRIMSON
hybrid ink (love the depth and richness of it!).  I finished 
it off with a few of those amazing HEARTS DOTS (swoon).  

And here's something else that's really exciting...
ALL the new products will be available immediately 
at 2 pm TODAY in the Krafty Friends Facebook Group!
Come join the fun with Kimmie and some of the team.
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Thanks so much for popping in to visit me.  Please go check
out some more inspiration from the krafty team and wonderful
January guest designers.  Happy Saturday! 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Friday, January 10, 2020

Kraftin' Kiimmie Stamps - January 2020 NEW RELEASE PEEKS - Day Two

Hello again! I'm so glad you're back today to see
the DAY TWO Sneak Peeks for this month's new release
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If you saw yesterday's release peek you've probably figured 
out that the theme for this month's release is LOVE!

Our new stamp set featured today is
YOU'RE GNAW-SOME by artist Neda Sadreddin
is so perfect for Valentine's Day, anniversary,
and just a general "love you lots".

Here's my card to share with you today

I stamped one of the cute main images on an off-white
cardstock and then masked off a heart shape around it
so that I could stamps a bunch of hearts all over for the 
background.  The NEW KKS Hybrid Ink for this 
month is called CRISP CRIMSON - sooooo gorgeous!
And do you see those amazing heart shaped embellishments?
Those are the NEW HEART DOTS (swoon!) that come 
in three different shades of red and pink.  

I'm sharing this card in the following challenges too:

ALL the new products will be available on Saturday
immediately following the LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY.
The fun starts at 2pm EST - hope you will join us!
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I'll be back tomorrow for DAY THREE! Hugs! D

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - January 2020 NEW RELEASE PEEKS - Day One!

Hello all! I'm so excited to be starting another
awesome year of creating and sharing for 

Today is DAY ONE of the fabulous 
This month is all about LOVE and so of course
I'm sure you are going to LOVE each new stamp set
and all the wonderful coordinating products!! 

Let's get started shall we?  
Our first set of the new year is by our super sweet
and very talented artist and krafty gal - Sabrina Van Vloten!!
It's called LOVE BUGS - soooooo cute!!!

My card features some of those gorgeous flowers
and a sweet little snail on the way to deliver a little love.

Before you hop on your way to see some more inspiration, make sure
to mark your calendars for the LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!
It will be on Saturday, January 11th at 2 pm EST in the
Krafty Friends Facebook Group!  It's always lots of fun
with Kimmie and everything will be released in the 
KKS Shop right after the party.  Hope you'll join us!
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Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me.  It means a 
lot to us on the DT that you enjoy seeing what you make
to share with you and that you leave us a little love.  

See you tomorrow for DAY TWO! 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge #512 - Use the color BLUE

Happy New Year 2020!
It's a brand new decade and another
year of amazing creative challenges at 

Each and every Saturday we give you a new
challenge to spark your creativity!
You can enter as many times as you wish, but
each entry must be a new creation.  
You can use any products, but of course
We LOVE to see you use your KKS products!
AND you get double entries toward the monthly prize
when you use KKS and share with us.

So let's get this new year started shall we?
Krafty gal Keri's Challenge #512 is...
Use the Color BLUE!

My card features the super cute winter set called
ESKIMO PALS as the main image.  The 
sentiment is from Snow Buddies, and the tiny snowflakes 
are from Perky Penguins (stamped in Bubbly Blue).

I used the sketch from FMS#416 for my inspiration
(I just flipped the orientation).
I'm also entering this card in these challenges:

Thanks so much for visiting me today!  
I hope I've inspired you to join our challenge this week. 
Hugs and happy crafting! D

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter