Saturday, March 28, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #524 - PARTY ANIMALS

Happy Saturday all.

How are you doing with these crazy times of the COVID
virus and social distancing?  I hope that you are finding 
something to bring you joy each day and stay positive.  
We at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps are here to help give you a 
crafty distraction with the start of a new weekly challenge 
and a whole weekend of FUN during a 
Krafty Friends Facebook Group.  If you aren't a 
member of this kind, inspiring and fun group
you're missing out - and we'd love to have you with us! 
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So... Let me tell you about the theme for this week.
Challenge #524 is PARTY ANIMALS

I used a super cute NEW stamp set called ZOODLES that is 
just perfect for this theme.  And, the new Party-Time Sentiments 
stamp set has some great birthday sentiments too - I used one of them.
Ohhhh and I don't want to forget the fun Party Dots too. 

Take a look:

My inspiration for the design came from the sketch challenge
with the option of a Jungle Fever theme

I'm also entering my card in these challenges.
(while I didn't make it specifically for a kid, it could certainly fit that
I might give it to my nephew, not sure yet who it goes to).

Before I go I want to share an awesome SALE with you
at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  This is a great time to get 
some of your favorite stamps, stencils and inks while
you are staying in and taking care of yourself.  
Having new crafty goodies and projects definitely makes the 
days better.  Just think of all the fun you can have while staying in! 
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As we continue to navigate this strange world situation, remember
that social distancing is physical not complete distance.  Reach out to your friends 
and family via phone, text and face time.  Check on your 
neighbors, be a source of light and love for someone who is 
feeling scared or overwhelmed.  Be kinder than usual to others and to yourself.
Some days it feels harder and scarier (personal experience).  Lean
on each other and stay positive and thankful.  We WILL make it
through this!  I'm thankful for so many things - and for 
each of you who visit my blog and let me share my creations
with you. This weekend I'm going craft as much as possible and 
participate in the Virtual Krafting Event.  Perhaps you'll be joining us too?  
Stay safe and positive my friends!  Hugs! D

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #523 - Clean and Simple (CAS)

Happy weekend krafty peeps!
It's Saturday and you know what that means!
It's time for another weekly challenge at 

The theme for Challenge #523 is CAS.

We hope that you'll share what you create with us
using the CAS theme this week.  Each newly created 
and entered project gives you a chance to WIN the 
monthly prize of a $40 gift voucher to the KKS Store! 
You can enter as many times as you want but each entry
must be a NEW creation.  The challenge is open all week. 

Clean and Simple is truly always a challenge for me
as I'm a layer it up and add lots of pattern paper kinda gal.
Products such as the NEW Confetti Stencil make CAS cards so 
much easier to make though.  My card features several of the 
NEW products for March - the stencil, the Party Time Dots, the 
Morning Marigold hybrid ink and the giraffe from ZOODLES.  

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!
Even though it has some layers, it also has lots of open 
space and very few embellishments. It may not be CAS to 
the technical degree but I think it fits the challenge.   

Did you see that there's a special SALE going on too? 
There are lots of products on SALE in the shop, and there's
no coupon needed - the discounted prices are shown.  
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What a great excuse to have some krafty fun during the
topsy turvy Corona Virus situation and social distancing. 

Please excuse me as I don't mean to make light of this
awful and scary time, but I'm an eternal optimist and always 
try to find the positive where I can. The whimsical and fun
KKS stamps and stencils, and pretty inks and dots always make 
me feel happy.  Crafting with KKS is like therapy for me - 
maybe it is for you too.  So why not get it on SALE?!

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today! 
Stay healthy and positive! 
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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - March 2020 Release Blog Hop Celebration

Hey Hey it's Blog Hop Day
where we are celebrating and showcasing 
All the NEW products for this month!
Grab your favorite drink and maybe a little snack
and ENJOY hopping to each of the krafty team blogs
to see the inspiration (temptation) we've prepared for you.

EVERYTHING will be available for purchase this morning 
following the LIVE On-Line Release Party
Have you got your wish list ready?
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If you love it all then you'll want to take advantage of the
GIMME KIMMIE DEAL where you get one of each 
new product at a discounted price in the bundle.
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My card today features the super fun ZOODLES
stamp set combined with PARTY-TIME SENTIMENTS.

I used both the NEW Morning Marigold hybrid ink
(with the NEW Confetti Stencil)
and the Goblin Green ink (on SALE this month
15% while supplies last).  That pop of pink is 
from the NEW PARTY DOTS.  
Thanks so much for visiting me today!
Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin!!

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Day 3 March Release Sneak Peek -Zoodles! And Anything Goes Challenge

Hello peeps!  It's Day 3 of the 
March 2020 New Release for
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challenge.  The theme for Challenge # is 
ANYTHING GOES (as it always is during release week).
We love to see you use your KKS goodies so please join
in and show us what you've made (new creations only -
no backlinks) with ANY theme, ANY type of project! 
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We hope that you've been enjoying the inspiration from the 
krafty team.  Today we have another adorable and FUN stamp
set to show you called ZOODLES by artist Nedra Sadreddin.

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Sooooo FUNNNNNN - right???!!

Here's my card to share with you. 
The KKS Stencils such as the NEW Confetti stencil
are so great for making your own custom backgrounds.
That Morning Marigold ink is soooo gorgeous -
it literally changes depending on how much pressure
or layers you use through the stencils.  It ranges from a
subtle yellow to an almost orangey yellow - it's truly
adequately named.  I also used Goblin Green (my
favorite KKS green) as it's the ink of the month (hint...
that means it's on a special price this month only).
Oh! Did you notice those fun Party Dots too? 
This sentiment would be fun for a retirement, moving
or job change event.  

If you haven't already visited the rest of the krafty team,
please pop on down to the links below to do so.
Before you go though...I want to remind you of the
LIVE Online Release Party
happening Sunday morning, March 15th at 9 am EST.
All the new products will be available in the shop immediately
after that.  I bet you can hardly wait!!
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Thanks so much for visiting me today! Hugs! 

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

It's PARTY TIME! Day One March 2020 New Release Peeks - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Hello and welcome to Day One of the March 2020
fabulous release sneak peeks for 

There's 3 new stamp sets, 2 new stencils,
a gorgeous new hybrid ink and of course more dots!
Who's ready to party??

Our first peek for this release is a 
super fun birthday stamp set
by artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen.
It's perfect for young and old (and in between lol)!

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Just look at all the FUN contained in this set!
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I have two cards to share with you today. 
This first one features the gorgeous new
MORNING MARIGOLD hybrid ink on the sentiment.

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I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
TIME OUT Challenges #157 - Birthday

Cute Card Thursday Challenge #625 - Birthday

The second card features the fun new CONFETTI STENCIL
with the Morning Marigold ink and some of the new
PARTY DOTS as an accent.  I used the new ink on the 
panel behind the candles too. 

All the goodies from this release will be available
immediately following the LIVE Online Release Party
on Sunday, March 15th, at 11am EST.  Hope you'll join us!
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Thanks for popping in to visit me today.  Please go visit the 
others (see links below) and leave them a little love for a 
chance to win a gift certificate to the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop!

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge #521 - Tag! You're It!

Hello wonderful krafty friends!
Today I get the pleasure of being the hostess 
for the newest weekly challenge at 
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The theme for KKS Challenge #521 is to use a tag
(or make a tag) on your creation.  There are so many
ways to use tags.  I know many of you also make tags too
(something I'd really like to do more of). I was messing 
around with making different backgrounds and this 
one just seemed to shout "Outer Space" to me.  
So I used a tag featuring one of the super CUTE
aliens from OUT OF THIS WORLD on it
(he's so furry and fun!).  Love how it turned out!

I hope that you will join our challenge this week!
Tag! You're it!  

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

March Skrappy Challenge - Kraftin' Kimmime Stamps

 Hello! Welcome to March 2020
and this month's new Skrappy Challenge
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For those of you who aren't familiar with this
challenge - it's basically ANYTHING BUT A CARD.
We love to encourage you to stretch your creative muscles
and try new things.  You can make a 3D item, an altered
item, planner pages, a scrapbook page (or pages), a framed
creation, a bookmark, a tag ... I think you probably get the idea.
Just make sure to use a Kraftin' Kimmie product and it
must be a NEW creation.  You can enter several creations.

You have  until April 6th to enter and once we have at least 5 people 
participating Kimmie offers a $20 gift card to the KKS Shop
for one lucky participant!  Whoo Hoo!  

There are so many awesome KKS Products in addition to 
the amazing/high quality stamps such as stencils, enamel
dots and the hybrid inks that work with all mediums.  

I like to make little holiday treats for my team at work.
The LOVE STORY SENTIMENTS were perfect to 
use for small Valentine's Day treats.  Take a look. 
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These are heart shaped red tins. 
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and I also made some candy treat bags too
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Thanks for popping in to let me share with you.
I hope you will join us this month and inspire us too!

Now pop on down and click on the names of
the other DT for more inspiration.  
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