Saturday, 28 February 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Bright Colours

Welcome to today's Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Saturday Challenge. Today is all about BRIGHT COLOURS.

We would love for you to play along with our challenge, so grab your stamps and let's get inky. It would be fabulous to see you create with a Kraftin' Kimmie image, however all stamps are welcome. Create a new card, scrapbook page or altered project that follows the BRIGHT COLOURS theme and submit it over at the KKS blog. If you play along you may just win a $10 gift card to the shop.

This month, I have been stepping away from making cards. Today I am sharing a bookmark that I recently made. Sweet Little Lulu from the LULU AND FRIENDS stamp set was perfect for a bookmark. The paper is Doodlebug Hello Sunshine. I used a large tag to create the bookmark.

If you love sales you should check out the current Frugal Friday specials. There are a number of stamps sets that are currently on sale 25 - 50% off. This sale is for this weekend only.

There is also a coupon code that will give you 10% off (on regular priced stamps only). You can use the code LOVE2015. Today (February 28th) is your last day to take advantage of this offer.

If you have ever thought about being a GUEST DESIGNER with Kraftin' Kimmie stamps, there is still time to enter. Check out the link here. The deadline is Sunday March 1.

Thanks for stopping by and have a super Krafty day!


Friday, 27 February 2015

Your Next Stamp Sketch/Colour Challenge #8

Yeah it's Friday! Not only are we at the end of the work week, we also are in the middle of a great sketch and colour challenge at Your Next Stamp.

There are two challenges each month and you have the option of creating a new project based on the sketch or the colour scheme. If you are really motivated you can incorporate both. On Friday, the YNS Design Team showcases projects to help inspire you with the current challenge.

This time I decided to play along using the colours as inspiration. I just love the looks of these vibrant colours together. I kept the card fairly simple and used the FLOWER FUN TWO die set. I ran the die through my die cut machine for each of the colours and pieced them together on my card.

I added black GUMDROPS and used the birthday sentiment from JESSICA WITH CUPCAKES.

Inside the card I added a sentiment from HEARTFELT SENTIMENTS and decorate with a few of the floral die cut pieces.

You have until March5th (midnight) to play along with challenge # 8. You can see more inspiration and link up your project over at Your Next Stamp.

One random participant will WIN a $15 gift card to the YNS store. However, if you feature a YNS stamp or die (must be the main focal point) you will receive and additional $5. Oh yeah! When you use a YNS image there is also a chance of being selected as a YNS Top Pick. That's right, bragging rights for you and a fabulous badge to show off on your blog! Sounds exciting right? Ink up your stamps and show us your crafty stuff!

Have a fabulous and crafty Friday friends!

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday

Hello everyone and welcome to this week's Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday challenge.

What's so WONDERFUL about this challenge? It's always anything goes! While we do love to see you playing along using a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp, you are welcome to ink up any stamps that you want to create with. Create a NEW card, layout or altered project and share it with up over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog. There is a Wonderful Wednesday each week. At the end of each month a random participant will be select and will a prize. That's right Krafty $ is the prize so you can buy fabulous stamps, paper, mounting supplies.........Krafty Goodies!

For my card today, I went with my version of clean and simple. I used a sentiment from the new Hello Friend stamp set. The paper is an older set from MME called Vintage Find.

The chalk sentiment is heat embossed with black embossing powder. The paper is distressed with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink. I created a corset look on the card with a bit of ripped paper and black paper robe (Michaels).

Here is a look at the inside of the card using a stamp from the Words of Inspiration set.

Thanks for stopping by today. Head over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog for more details on the Wonderful Wednesday challenge. You will all see more inspiration from my fellow Krafty Girls and some of our talented guests.

Krafty Friends Hop
Have you checked out the first every Krafty Friends hop. You can hop or enter a Kraftin' Kimmie creations on the hop or you can do both. There are prizes to be won! Check it out here!

Krafty Guest Contest
Do you LOVE Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps? Ever thought about trying out as a guest designer. You have until March 1st to submit a new project showing us your Krafty stuff. You don't have to use a KKS, however it is always nice to show off how you would work with these amazing images. Submit your new projects here.

Krafty Coupon Code
Now until February 28th you can enter the code LOVE2015 and receive 10% off your entire regularly priced order. Only one coupon per order!

Have a very KRAFTY day!


Little Red Wagon (Beachy Keen)/The Paper Nest Dolls (Guest)

Welcome to another fun filled days with lots of crafty goodness. It's Wednesday and that means we are at the half way point of the work week! It also means another challenge over at Little Red Wagon.

I am so excited to be back for another guest design spot with The Paper Nest Dolls. I have just fallen for these adorable images. They are so fun to colour and create with. You really should check out all of the amazing stamps in the store

Today at Little Red Wagon, Heather is our creative hostess and I think she has finally had enough of winter. She is so fed up with the cold temperatures we have been having, that she is bypassing Spring and channelling the hot of summer. Her theme this week is called BEACHY KEEN and she would like to see something summery!

I am so happy for this challenge and I am also ready for hot, warm temperatures.

I once again stepped away from making a card and made book style note holder using a  Paper Nest Dolls image called BEACH BALL EMMA.

This sweet image was coloured with Copic markers.

This book style note holder is a different from my first one (here) as I created a double flap.

Inside of the flaps of the holder, I added little brown paper bags (Michaels - Recollections), and added a few of the 4 x 6 journal cards from the Simple Stories I {heart} Summer paper collection.

When the holder is open, the 5 x 8 inch note pad ($ store) slides into a pocket I created. This way you can replace the paper when it's empty or use the pocket for holding pictures, notes, or other summer treasures.

The pocket style scrapbook paper from Simple Stories worked really well to decorate this fun summer journal set.

The base of this altered notebook was created using 2 sheets of 8.5 x 11 inch 110 lb. white cardstock. I will be creating another of these altered not books one in the next few weeks and will have a tutorial to share later in March (hopefully).

If you are ready to channel some warmth in your crafty projects, come and play along with this week's BEACHY KEEN challenge at Little Red Wagon. For some HOT inspiration, check out what the rest of the LRW GIRLFRIENDS have created.

Thanks for stopping by today. Stay warm and crafty!


Monday, 23 February 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Krafty Friends Blog Hop


Hello KRAFTY PEEPS. Welcome to our first ever Krafty Friends Blog Hop!

Today we have an amazing group of friends coming together to share our love of KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS. This fabulous Krafty hop is filled will creations from customers, design team members and friends of KKS.

Everything will be starting over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog. Hop along and check out all of the creations our friends are sharing. As you are hoping along remember to leave a comment along the way. There will be prizes for some random commenters!

Of course you don't just have to be a spectator for this Krafty Party! Ink up your KKS and join the fun. You have from February 23 to 28 to submit a new project featuring a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp. Not only do you have the chance to join in this super fun hop, you will also be entered to WIN a prize for participating. That's right a chance to win for enjoying the hop and for playing along!

For my project today, I used All Steamed Up and created another fun note holder.

I created a book style holder for this 4 by 5.5" note pad ($ store) . The paper is an older paper from MME (Blush). I also added a Studio Calico wood piece and the metal embellishments are from Michaels.

The image is coloured with Copic Markers.

The inside of the note holder is kept simple.

Thanks for hoping along.

Have a wonderful and KRAFTY day!


Your Next Stamp Design Team Series: Q & A

Hello everyone, I am hosting over on the YOUR NEXT STAMP blog where we having a little "getting to know" you for the DT gals. You can head over and check out my Q & A and learn about one of my favourite colour combos.

Here is the card I created using some of my go to colours and the sweet ELLIE LOVES LATTE stamp. I also added some chocolate gumdrops and brown twine and new Echo Park paper call Bundle of Joy A New Addition.

Inside of the card I used the WHATNOT SENTIMENTS THREE and the birthday sentiment from JESSICA WITH CUPCAKES.

Thanks for joining me today.

Have a fabulous and crafty day friends.


Sunday, 22 February 2015

Your Next Stamp - February Special Feature

Welcome to the February YOUR NEXT STAMP feature post. Each month the design team posts creations to inspire you, using specific themes or stamps. This month our we are thinking SPRING! You can see all of the feature projects over at the YNS blog.

If you are facing the -35 degree C weather like me, spring is likely something you are longing for at the moment. I am hoping the more bright and cheerful cards I make the faster this snow will go away. One can hope and dream right?

I created an Easter card using an new stamp called LITTLE DARLING KATLYN. I also used the sweet Chocolate Gumdrops and paper from Doodle bug designs called Hello Sunshine.

On Katyln's bunny ears I used my Zig two way glue pen to apply white sparkling fluff.

Here is a look at the inside of the card.


Head over to to the YNS blog to see all of the DT members sharing projects for today's feature. Leave a comment on the blog post for the February feature and you will have a chance to win a prize.  One lucky stamper will win a YNS stamp set of their choice!

Thanks for stopping by today. Stay warm and have a super crafty day!


Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Little Red Wagon # 277 - Round and Round We Go!

I am so happy to be back for another Little Red Wagon challenge. Unfortunately, I didn't totally follow the rules for this challenge. Oh I am not is good form this month. I am going to blame it on the  crazy cold weather we've been having. You know -34 C will do that to a girl.!

This week Collette is hosting her first challenge and she is giving us the go round. That's right ROUND AND ROUND WE GO for this week's challenge. Not only does your card need to be circle/oval, Collette is really challenging us and she would like no angles or sharp corner anywhere on your card (OOPS!). Just ignore the sentiment flag on this card.

For my almost round card, I used a new stamp set from Your Next Stamp called DINO-MITE. The paper is from Echo Park (Fine and Dandy) and I did embellishment with a few delicious (round) green apple glittered Gumdrops (Your Next Stamp).

I am sure that you will be better at our ROUND AND ROUND WE GO challenge and play along with us this week. You can link up your project at the Little Red Wagon blog. Don't forget to go aROUND and check out what the other Girlfriends are sharing for inspiration this week.

Thanks for stopping in and have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!


Sunday, 15 February 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - February Release Hop

Welcome back to the February new release hop for KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS.

Today the Krafty Girls and our talented guests are back to share some inspiration with all of the fabulous stamps we have been previewing over the last week. This month's release is truly magical, so I hope you enjoy today's hop.

This week we started off with a pair of book inspired stamps. If you love Lord of the Rings, these Moonlight Whisper images of GANDALF AND GALADRIEL will be a must have for your collection.

Next we continued with our book theme with a set of darling classic characters. The BOOK PALS stamp set showcases the adorable Pippi Longstocking, Laura Ingalls and Huck Finn.

Our third preview, was for the latest sentiment set from Krafty Girl Becky Piece. The HELLO FRIEND sentiment set is a great stand alone image, or perfect to complement your favourite stamps.

Our final preview was for SQUISHY FRIENDS. These sweet friendship images will complement any project for that special friend in your life.

For today's hop I decided to again step away from the card. I used the darling PIPPI LONGSTOCKING from BOOK PALS and created a notebook holder.

The base of the note holder is 1 sheet of 110lb white card stock. The base was scored at 5.25" and 5.5".

Pippi is just darling and I tried to capture her eclectic clothing and signature red hair with my Copics.

Inside the notebook holder I added a pocket with a couple of tags for notes. The notepad is from the $ store and is approximate 8x5".

I created a pocket for the notepad to fit in, so a new one can be added.


The heart key charm on the front was silver, but the key I wanted to use was brass. The solution. I grabbed my Tim Holtz Distress Paint (Tarnished Brass) and painted the charm. The paint was a bit too bright compared to the key, so I used the walnut stain distress ink to "dirty" it up. Worked pretty well.

I hope that you didn't mind so many pictures. I have been having a lot of fun this release making other krafty paper projects with all the amazing release stamps.

Each of the Krafty Girls and our Guests are showing off the images from this release in today's hop. Leave a comment below and along a each of the blogs listed below. Kimmie will be giving away a prize of Krafty $ for the store.

Last night was the online release party, so if you haven't already had the chance, you may just want to check out the new stamps that are now available in the store.

Thanks for stopping hopping along with us today and have a super and KRAFTY day!


Saturday, 14 February 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Preview - Day Four! Squishy Hugs

Happy Valentine's day Krafty Friends!

Today we are back with another fun Krafty day, filled with previews, challenges, parties and possible prizes!

I hope that you have been enjoying all of the previews this week. Today we are back with the final preview for the February release for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. This new friendship themed set is by talent artist Emilie Goulet. This amazing and cute set is called SQUISHY HUGS!

As it is also Saturday, so we have another new challenge for your to participate in. The fabulous Krafty Girl Tangii is hosting, and she is making things really easy with an ANYTHING GOES challenge. I hope you grab you stamps and play along because, it's fun and anything goes is pretty easy! We would love to see you use a Kraftin' Kimmie image (which doubles your chance for a prize) however any stamp will do. Just create a NEW card, layout or altered item and play along. You may win a $10 gift certificate to use in the KKS shop.

For today's project I stepped away from making a card and decorate a kraft gift bag. I created my own polaroid frame out of heavy white cardstock and decorated the bag with paper from the MME Miss Caroline collection.

Here is a closer look at the embellishments.

The image is coloured with Copic markers.

Thanks for dropping in today and please remember to leave a comment, then head along the preview hop. All of the Krafty Girls and Guests are listed below. Comment on each of the blogs because Miss Kimmie is giving away Krafty $ to a lucky stamper.

Don't forget tonight at 6PM (EST) to join us on the Facebook events page (HERE) for our release party. It will be lots of fun and you can to hang and chat with Kimmie and the Krafty girls. The winners of the preview prizes will be announced during the party.

Speaking of prize did you hear that there is a chance to win the entire February release. Check out how (here). The winner of this amazing prize will be announced at the online release party. You MUST be in attendance at the party to win the prize.

Have a wonderful and Krafty Day!