Saturday, June 20, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge #536 - USE A STENCIL

Hello to you and happy weekend!
Today we are kicking off another weekly 
challenge theme at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. 

 Challenge #536 from krafty gal Melany is

There are so many awesome stencils 
available from KKS that it was difficult for me 
to make up my mind on which one I wanted to use.

But then inspiration struck and I knew that the
TRIPPY TRIANGLES stencil would be perfect with 
this adorable ice cream cone stamp from the 
 newly released WHAT'S THE SCOOP? clear stamp set.
The background panel was first inked with a combo
Then I lifted the stencil and went over the whole
panel again with the new Sandy Shores ink and a 
blending brush.  Makes me think of a waffle cone - YUM!

Now it's your turn to jump into the challenge this week.
Pull out your stencils and have fun making a
new creation to share with us!  You have all week to 
participate and can enter as many times as you like
(just make sure it's a new creation each time),  It's not
a requirement that you use KKS items but we love when
you do and you get double the chances to win the
monthly prize of a $40 gift certificate to the KKS Shop! 

Wanna WIN - then you gotta PLAY (big smiley face)!
Thanks for stopping by to visit me today.  
There's some links below to more of our krafty DT
who have Stenciled Creations to share with you.  Enjoy!! 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Sunday, June 14, 2020

June Release Blog Hop Celebration - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Hello friends! Today is the day we celebrate
the fantastic products just released by 
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
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Have you been following along with us as
we've been sharing each day?  Do you have a 
favorite from the release - or do you 
LOVE IT ALL like me??!

All the new products are now available in the store 
 and ready to jump into your shopping cart! 
You can purchase them individually or ALL of them
at once as part of a specially priced GIMMIE KIMMIE KIT
(but these go fast and are only available for a limited time). 

As a quick recap for you the NEW stamp sets are
WHAT'S THE SCOOP! by artist Neda Sadreddin

UNDERWATER FUN! by artist Cheryl Grant

& TURTLEY AWESOME! by artist Becky Pearce

There are also TWO new stencils -
a beautiful brown hybrid ink - Sandy Shores
and more enamel dots - Seashore Dots!

My card for the hop features What's the Scoop!

I stamped my two images with the Sandy Shores ink
and then colored them with copic markers.  
As a last touch I covered the tubes and sunglasses
in glossy accents.  Here's a close up of it

And here's one more close up so you can see the 
dimension around the edge of the card for the 
pool (which I inked with Granite Grey).
For the pool bottom I used Salty Sea, Granite Grey
and Mermaid Melody hybrid inks through the
stencil.  I started with the lightest color and kept
adding the other colors until I had the effect I wanted. 
The sentiment is stamped on the diving board.

So I hope that you have a refreshing or rejuvenating 
beverage and maybe a snack with you as you 
settle in and hop around to the blogs of the rest
of the Kraft DT.  They have LOTS of awesome
creations made from this release to share with you. 
Enjoy the day peeps! Happy hopping and shopping! 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Day 3 Sneak Peeks for June Release and Anything Goes - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

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Happy weekend! Two such wonderful words!
I'm hoping you've popped in to see the final
day of peeks for the June NEW Release at 

If you haven't been following along and want 
to see what was revealed for the first two days

The stamp set today features one of my favorite sea
creatures - TURTLES.  These ones created by 
artist Becky Pearce are especially and extremely
Take a look at this amazing larger stamp set. 

We also released two new summery stencils - 
a gorgeous new brown hyrid ink - Sandy Shores
I used all of those things on my card to create a fun scene.

Today is also special because it's the start of a new
weekly theme challenge and this week its ANYTHING GOES!

That's a crafter's favorite theme 'cause you can make anything
your little ol' heart desires and share it for a chance to WIN
a gift card to the KKS Shop.  All entries from all the challenges
of the month are combined.  You just need to make a NEW
creation for each challenge and if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie
stamp and/or other product you get two chances for that entry.

ALL the new JUNE products will be available in the
KKS Shop for purchase following the LIVE RELEASE PARTY
in the Krafty Friends Facebook Group.  The fun with Kimmie
starts at 2pm EST.  Hope you will join us!

For now hop on down to the links for the other Krafty DT
who have creations to share with you.  Make sure you leave
us a little love at each stop - because we LOVE to hear 
what you think about the new products and it gives you a
chance to be chosen as the lucky release commentor 
and receive some krafty $$ to spend in the KKS Shop!

I hope you'll join our Anything Goes Challenge this week too.
You have all week to enter either on the KKS main blog
or in the Krafty Friends Facebook Group (an album is set 
up for entries).  Thanks for stopping in to visit me today!

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

Friday, June 12, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - June Sneak Peaks Day 2 - Underwater Fun!

Whoo hoo it's Day 2 of the sneak peaks
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Glad you've popped in to visit me again today!
This time we are featuring a fabulous water stamp set
errr...under water set - by artist Cheryl Grant

As soon as I got my hands on this set I knew I wanted
to color up the submarine first. So stinkin' CUTE.
and I found these super fun Doodlebug Design
patterned papers in my stash that went so perfectly
with it too!  Take a look

Notice those three little dots?  Those are from the
new Seashore Dots. I LOVE the KKS enamel dots!

If you are loving these first two days of peeks just
wait until tomorrow.  Seriously this whole month is
just ahhhmazing!!  I have a feeling you are gonna want it ALL!
Everything will be released after the LIVE RELEASE PARTY
in the Krafty Friends Facebook Group.  The fun begins at
2pm EST so be sure to RSVP and get notified so you
don't miss it!  It's always a fun time with Kimmie!

  I can't wait to show you the last stamp set!
But for now you might want to SEA
some more fabulous creations from the rest of the
Krafty DT so hop on down to the links with their
pretty photos and check out what they've created
to share with you.  Hope you will leave us a little
love at each stop too - because we love to get your
love notes AND you will be giving yourself a
chance to win some krafty $$ to spend in the
KKS Store just for leaving us comments. 
Tata for now - hope to see you tomorrow!

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

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - June Release Sneak Peeks Day One - What's the Scoop!

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Oh I'm so excited that your'e here to visit me
today for the first day of the June 2020 NEW 
release sneak peeks for KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!

We are starting off the month of June with some awesome
stamps, stencils, dots and inks to celebrate summer!
First up is an adorable stamp set by artist 
Neda Saddredin called WHAT'S THE SCOOP!
 Look at those images! Can you just stand it??!

Here's my card to share with you today
I stamped the sentiment in the new hybrid ink
color called Sandy Shores.  It's such a lovely 
shade of brown - already one of my new favorites!

Over the course of the next three days you'll get to see
more peeks of all the new goodies.  Everything will
be available in the KKS Store right after the 
Live Release Party in the Krafty Friends Facebook Group!
The fun begins at 2pm EST! Hope you can join us! 

But for now you've lots more inspiration coming your
way from the Kraft DT.  Just click on one of the links
below and it will take you to their blog.  Leave a little 
love at each stop. Your comments make our hearts so happy
and you will be giving yourself a chance to win some krafty $$ 
just for leaving us comments.  Swwweeeet! 

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

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Masculine and Monochromatic

Hello friends - thanks for being here to visit me.
Lately I've been better at coloring images than 
I have at getting them on finished cards.  
Do you ever go in spurts like that? 
A few weeks ago I colored this awesome guy image
in a sepia monochromatic style (using copic markers). 
 I finally got it on a finished card for my husband.
I told him it's celebrating our anniversary (end of March),
his birthday (end of April) and for Father's Day. of three occasions on time - and even early
for one isn't too bad right?!?  He said he was impressed 
that I didn't wrap 4th of July into it too. LOL!

Here's the finished card - I'm really in love with the
monochromatic effect of this.  (I used copic markers).
Sadly I had a terrible time getting a good photo of 
this today with the gloomy weather. 

Stamp sets used are Good in the Woods 
(main image) and the stars in the background
and sentiment are from Party Time Sentiments
(all from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps).

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Thanks for taking the time to stop in. I hope you'll leave 
a quick comment and say "hi" as it really makes my day. 
Crafty (social distanced hugs)! D

Graduation Celebrations - Happy Thoughts

Hi again - I'm back with a second post for the day.
We had a whopping six graduates this year between our
family and friends.  I was wayyyy behind remembering
that this was coming up (and honestly kind of shocked
because I still can't believe that some of these young
people are "old" enough to be graduating) and hadn't made
the cards yet.  So I started with some fun themed papers 
and looked for some sketch inspiration that would help
me keep the design fairly quick and easy to replicate.  

Here are two of the cards I made - both using the 
currently weekly sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, 
papers from my stash and two awesome stamp sets 
by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps called YOU'RE A HOOT
and HAPPY THOUGHTS (sentiments).  

I've included a close up of each card too

I'm entering these cards in the following challenges:
Your Own Patterned Paper.   Mine is of course
the actual kind pulled from my embarrassing large
patterned paper stash.  I bought several sheets of this 
6 years ago and am now down to two 12 x 12 sheets left. 

and Freshly Made Sketches #438 where I found
my inspiration for the design. 

Thanks for letting me share with you again today! 
Hope the rest of your week(end) is lovely. D

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge # 534 - TEXTURE

Hello krafty peeps - happy weekend to you!
We have a new theme challenge starting today at

Each and every Saturday we post a new challenge and
you have all week to enter as many times as you'd like.
Each entry must be a NEW creation and you're welcome to
use any stamp set - but if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp
and/or product your entry will count as double toward the
monthly prize drawing. What's the prize you might ask???
It's a $25 gift voucher to spend in the KKS Shop!
 Awesomeness right?!?!

Our hostess this week is krafty gal Keri who has chosen
TEXTURE as the theme for Challenge #534.

There are soooo many ways to add texture (or the appearance
of texture). You can add texture with your coloring, by using 
buttons, fabric, ribbon, distress paper, glitter, embossing, dots 
sequins, textured dies, metal charms...see what I mean?!!
 At first I was completely stumped and overwhelmed with this
concept.  Then as I started digging through all my crafty stash 
I came up with all kinds of  stuff I've completely forgotten about.  
Then I was overwhelmed with what to use first and 
tons of ideas flooded my head for the next time - LOL!
That's why they call it a challenge peeps - sometimes it
pushes us out of our comfort zone and allows us the opportunity
to try new things.  Will you accept our challenge this week?

My card features one of the super adorable images from 
MAKE A WISH and LOTS of texture
(maybe even a little too much haha).

On initial glance how many ways would you say I added texture?
Let's count them: 1) glitter paper
2) embossed edging around the square die cut shape
3) enamel dots
4) colored rhinestones
5) a sequin
6)fabric flowers
7) scrunching up the flowers and adding color for depth
8) wink of Stella on her colored pieces of hair & the blue flower 
9) Pop dotted the sentiment to be raised slightly
10) coloring of the outfit to create folds
ohhh and last 11) a curled corner on the top right. 
WHEW! Maybe a bit overload but soooo much FUN!
Truly stretched me outside my comfort zone and I loved it.
It's supposed to be rainy all weekend here which is a bummer
for my family and friends who are trying to celebrate graduates
with a ceremony or party (socially distanced of course). 
I will be going to a couple of those events but also 
crafting my little heart away in preparation of the JUNE
NEW Release peeks which start next week.  

If you are looking for some krafty fun this weekend?
How about a June Jamboree Weekend
The Krafty Krew has put together two days of  
live color alongs, challenges and tutorials 
featuring the stamps and products from the May
release.  It will be Jam packed with inspiration and fun
and PRIZES! I hope you'll be able to pop in and participate.
You'll find details in the Kraftin' Kimmie Friends Facebook Group.  
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Before I go I want to remind (enable) you about the
Frugal Friday specials going on this weekend only.
These deals are a great way to build your KKS stash!
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Thanks so much for visiting me today! There are some
links below so you can go visit the others who have
created some projects for the TEXTURE Challenge.  Enjoy!

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