Saturday, 30 May 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Distress It!

Hello Krafty Friends. it's time for the latest challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I am your Krafty hostess this week and my challenge for you is to DISTRESS IT! 

Grab your stamps (all are welcome) and create a NEW card, layout or altered item to match this week's theme. You can share it with us on Krafty Friends Facebook in our group (here) or link up over at the Kraftin' Kimmie blog. You have all week to play along and there is a chance to WIN $10 gift card to the KKS shop. If you do use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp on your project, you will double your chance to win.

Distressing is one of my favourite go to techniques. So many images and paper really work with distressing and there are many fun ways for you to distress. My go to distressing techniques are inking, fraying the edges of my paper and tearing portions of my paper.

Today I worked with our BBQ dude from the WILD AND CRAZY GUYS. This set was part of the May release. I distressed the edges and inked up all of the paper (Simple Stories Take a Hike) on my fun Father's day card.

On my image I tried to create the look of burnt paper. To do this I trimmed around the image with scissors, making sure that I was NOT straight with my cuts. I inked the edges with Vintage photo bringing the ink in a little from the edge of the paper. I then use black soot ink and ink just on the edge off the paper.

Here is a look at the inside of my card.

Grab you paper and stamps and play along with this week's DISTRESS IT challenge. Head over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog to see more about this week's challenge have look at some inspiration from my talented teammates.

Have you checked out the FRUGAL FRIDAY sales going on right now. There are dozens of stamps currently on sale, so you will want to check it out. The sale is only for the weekend.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a super Saturday!

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Little Red Wagon - #291 Red, White and Blue

Welcome to this week's Little Red Challenge hosted by Collette. This week she is celebrating Memorial Day and would like to see your project showing off Red, White and Blue!

I was lucky enough to have purchased the fun Doodlebug Paper pad Patriotic Picnic which I used on my card. I dug into my stamps and inked up one of my Tiddly Inks clear stamps called Sweets for My Sweet.

Thanks for stopping by today. I really hope that you have time to play along with our RED, WHITE and BLUE colour challenge. Link up your projects over at the Little Red Wagon blog. If you are looking for some inspiration, please check our my fab GIRLFRIENDS creations this week.

Hey crafty friends, Little Red Wagon is having a DT Call. You can check out the post here for more details. You have until June 15th to apply. Sadly I am one of the Girlfriends leaving this fun and amazing team. Life and family commitments have been slowly changing and I need to lessen some of my crafty commitments. I will miss my Girlfriends, however I do hope to play along as often as possible.

Have a fabulous and crafty day friends!

Monday, 25 May 2015

Your Next Stamp - May Feature Day

Welcome to the May YOUR NEXT STAMP feature post. Each month the design team posts creations to inspire you, using specific themes or stamps. This month, we are showing off projects that are based on a CASE of one of our fellow design team members.

This is not as easy as it seems. My team-mates are so talented, that I couldn't decide which wonderful card to case! I finally settle on a recent card by Angel from the May release. She used Maki a Wish. You can see her original post for this card (here)!

Angel's Card I cased!

I had fun playing around with Angel's card design. I used the DINO-MITE stamps along with the matching die and showcased the cute dinosaur using the STITCHING CIRCLE DIE. In place of the GUMDROPS (enamel dots) I used the MINI INK SPLATTER stamp.

The paper is Bundle of Joy (Boy) from Echo Park. The dino image is coloured with Copic Markers.

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 May 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 and have a super crafty day!

Friday, 22 May 2015

Your Next Stamp Sketch/Colour Challenge # 14

Welcome to our sketch and colour challenge #14 at Your Next Stamp. Each challenge includes a sketch and colour options to inspire you.

Create a project based on the sketch and/or the colour combination. If you are working with the colours use at least 3 of the colours and you can add only neutrals.

For my card I used a bit of the sketch, however found my inspiration with the fun colours. I played around with the Fun With Squares die and used up some scraps of paper in my stash. To finish off my sweet flowers I added a few Apricot and Olive Green Gumdrops (enamel dots).

The "Sweet Thanks" sentiment is from the Jessica with Cupcakes set.

Here is a look at the inside of the care using a few of the other squares that were created when using the die. I love the put all my left over pieces together with my die. You never know when a little piece will come in handy.

For our sketch and colour challenge # 14 you have until May 28th (midnight) to play along. You can see more inspiration and link up your projects over at Your Next Stamp.

One random participant will WIN a $15 gift card to the YNS store. If you feature a YNS stamp or die (must be the main focal point) you will receive and additional $5. 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, 20 May 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps (Wonderful Wednesday) / Little Red Wagon (To Die For)


Welcome friends. Today I have a dual post for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and Little Red Wagon.

Did you know the Wonderful Wednesday challenges at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps are ANYTHING GOES? We love when you use a KKS (and it doubles you chance for winning), however all stamps are welcome for these challenges. Just create a NEW card, layout or altered item and share with us over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog or in our Facebook group (here).

The challenge runs for the month and there is a new chance to enter each Wednesday. At the end of the month a random winner will be chosen from the submissions and received a $20 gift card to the shop. Definitely worth playing for right?

This week at Little Red Wagon,

Susie is issuing the orders and her challenge this week is to DIE FOR! No really it's actually to DIE FOR. Susie wants us to use a die on our projects. Manual or die cutting machine your choice.

I am still having fun with a few altered projects and this week I decorated a small note book I picked up at Michaels (approx size 3x5 inches). I used the new ITTY BITTY FRIENDS from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. These mini images are great for these little projects.

My die cuts are simple. I used the Stitched Circles die (YNS) around my image and I created a matching bookmark for my notebook using a Bookmark die (YNS).

The paper used on the notebook is Simple Stories Enchanted.

I hope that you find time to join our TO DIE FOR challenge over at Little Red Wagon. While you are there stop over to the other Girlfriends blogs to see all of the inspiration they are sharing. Check out our Little Red Wagon Facebook group (here).

As the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday challenge is anything goes, there really is no reason for you not to play along. Check out the blog for details.

If you want to stay up on the Krafty happenings, chat and share your Krafty Creations, join our Facebook group (here). If you want to see the ITTY BITTY FRIENDS and more of the May release images check out the shop (here)

Thanks for stopping by today and have a fabulous day!

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp May Release Hop!

Welcome to the KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS May release blog hop. Let's get comfy, grab your favourite drink and enjoy the hop.

Today on the hop you will see amazing Krafty Creations featuring all of the stamps from this month's release. We started off the previews with the whimsical Moonlight Whispers set called CHASE YOUR DREAMS.

With mother's day past we start looking ahead to June and Father's Day. The WILD & CRAZY GUYS will be a must have for many of those special men in your life.

Our next set is tiny, but is makes such a BIG impact on your crafty creations. The ITTY BITTY FRIENDS includes seven cute Moonlight Whispers images in miniature form (approximately 1.5 inches). The tiny images are great for tags, small note cards and other fun projects.

Finally we have our HAPPILY EVER AFTER stamp set for those weddings and bridal showers that will soon be filling up your calendar. It is wedding season!

Yesterday, I shared my decorate box (Boitatou) using Lexi and Lucas from the HAPPILY EVER AFTER stamp set. Today I have the card that will go inside the box.

This box is great for those square cards with lots of layers and embellishments.

Here is a look at my card featuring sweet Lulu the Flower Girl. The paper is from Lilybee Designs Buttercup collection.

I hop you are enjoying all of the projects featured in our May Release blog hop. Remember to leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop. One lucky Krafty stamper will win a gift card to the shop.

If you haven't already done so, head over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps store shop. All of the new images are available. If you just love it all (like me), check out the Gimmie Kimmie Kits which feature all of the images from the May release at a discount. These are for a limited time only. You will want to check out the store and see all of the other goodies (paper, mounting supplies, embellishments) you can get.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp May Preview: Day Five - Happily Ever After!

Today is day FIVE of our May previews for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

Today we have a super sweet set from the amazing artist Cheryl Grant. This fabulous set is called HAPPILY EVER AFTER! This darling wedding themed set features the cute and lovable Lulu, Lexi and Lucas as a bride and groom, flower girl and ring bearer.

Since it's Saturday and a release preview day, we are also excited to present a new ANYTHING GOES challenge. Create a new project (card, scrapbook page or altered item) and share it with us on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog. All stamps are welcome, however if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp you will double your chance for the weekly prize of a $10 gift certificate to you in the shop.

For my project today, I decorate a craft box (Boitatou) using the sweet bride (Lexi) and groom (Lucas).  

The paper is Lilybee Designs Buttercup.

The box is great for a small present or a card.

I am using the box for a wedding card. You will have come come back tomorrow to the release hop to see the card!

Thanks for joining us for our previews of HAPPILY EVER AFTER. All of the Krafty Girls and Guests have been busy this month so enjoy the rest of the hop. Remember to leave your comments along the way. You will have a chance to WIN some Krafty $ to spend in the store.

All of the May stamps will be available TONIGHT after the release party.

Facebook Release Party
Join Kimmie, the Krafty Girls, Guests and our Krafty friends as we party and celebrate the May release. The party will be on the Facebook events page (here) TONIGHT Saturday May 16th at 6:00 pm (EST). Hope to see you there.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Preview: Day Four - Itty Bitty Friends!

Welcome back to day FOUR of our May previews for Kraftin' Kimmie StampsI am a tiny bit excited about today's preview. The images you are seeing are not new, however they are coming to you in a mini version. This new ITTY BITTY FRIENDS features seven Moonlight Whispers images, five of which are retired and no longer available.

These tiny girls will pack a BIG punch on any of your krafty projects. They are approximate 1.5 inches in size and come with a number of fun sentiments perfect for tags, mini cards, altered items and watermarks on your cards.

For our recent Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Spring Selfie Crop, I inked up all of the ITTY BITTY FRIENDS and made number of water bottle tags for our fabulous Krafty Croppers.  

The tags have a pocket to hold a package of drink crystals.

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.

All of the May stamps will be available on Saturday after the release party.

Facebook Release Party
Join Kimmie, the Krafty Girls, Guests and our Krafty friends as we party and celebrate the May release. The party will be on the Facebook events page (here) on Saturday May 16th at 6:00 pm (EST). Hope to see you there.