Saturday, 31 October 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Gene (Nature Challenge)

Hello Krafty Friends. Welcome to another fun Saturday challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. This week our challenge theme is NATURE!

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 with this week's theme challenge and there is a chance to WIN $20 gift card to the KKS shop. A winner will be choose from all of the Saturday Challenge entries from the month.

As we are gearing up for Halloween and trick or treating today, we are definitely hoping nature cooperates. Today I am sharing a card featuring a classic movie character GENE (Kelly) from one of my mom's favourite musicals Singing in the Rain.

The paper is an older paper from MME called Follow Your Heart. 

Here is a look at the inside of the card.

Now it's time for you to get KRAFTY and join our nature challenge. You will have until November 6 at 11:55 pm EST to play along.

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.

If you want to stay up on the Krafty happenings, chat and share your Krafty Creations, join our Facebook group (here). If you haven't heard Kimmie has a fun new event coming up called Kraftin' with Kimmie. There will a fun Kraft along event on periscope. You can see the event information (here).

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a super Saturday!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Gene
Paper: My Minds Eye Follow Your Heart
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Walnut Stain Distress ink

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Believe in Fairytales (Wonderful Wednesday)

Hello everyone. Welcome to another fabulous Wonderful Wednesday challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

Did you know the Wonderful Wednesday challenges at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps are ANYTHING GOES? All stamps are welcome, however we do love when you use a KKS (and it doubles you chance for winning). 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). There is a Wonderful Wednesday each week (except release week). At the end of each month a random participant will be select and win a prize. That's right you could win Krafty $ to the store, then you can buy fabulous stamps, paper, mounting supplies.........Krafty Goodies!

At the start of the month my daughter celebrated her birthday. She is an avid reader and a lover of most things magic and fantasy. I used the darling dragon from the Believe in Fairytales set to create a fun bookmark.

I used paper paper from Bella Blvd called Tiny Tots.

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.

You can play along with this week's Wonderful Wednesday challenge until November 3rd (midnight).

Have a fabulous and KRAFTY day!

 Supplies Used:
Stamps: Believe in Fairytales
Die: Bookmark/Tag Large die Your Next Stamp
Paper: Bella Blvd Tiny Tots

Friday, 23 October 2015

Your Next Stamp - Sketch/Colour Challenge # 25

Welcome to our sketch and colour challenge #25 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.

Today I worked the sketch into the design for a Halloween Treat box. At the request of my daughter (this is for her teacher) I used Waddle Trick or Treat; creating a treat box that is 2.5 x 2.5 x 4 inches.

I used the fun Doodlebug October 31 paper to decorate the tiny treat box.

On the back of the box I used the Halloween Phoebe die set to create spooky scene from black card stock.

For our sketch and colour challenge # 25 you have until October 29, 2015 (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!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Waddles Trick or Treat (Your Next Stamp)
Dies: Waddles Trick or Treat and Halloween Phoebe die(Your Next Stamp)
Paper: Doodlebug October 31

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Your Next Stamp - October Feature

Welcome to the October YOUR NEXT STAMP feature post. Each month the design team posts creations to inspire you, using specific themes or stamps. This month our feature theme is FALL!

Fall is one of my favourite seasons. The beautiful colours, cooler weather and of course the fabulous lattes and other fun fall drinks. You know the pumpkin spice everything that shows up at this time of year.

For my Fall inspiration, I grabbed the gorgeous Pumpkin Spice paper from Simple Stories and my new Cup of Cheer stamp and created a simple and delicious thank you card.

I love all of the fun element that come with the Cup of Cheer stamp set. It really is so much fun to create a yummy looking treat right on your project. Today's to go coffee was topped with some tasty whipped cream.

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 October 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!

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Cup of Cheer (Your Next Stamp)
Paper: Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice
Other: Chocolate Gumdrops (Your Next Stamp)

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Your Next Stamp October DT Dare

This month at YOUR NEXT STAMP our Design Team (DT) Dare challenge theme is SPARKLE & SHINE. With fabulous winter stamps, beautiful holiday paper, Gumdrops and a little glitter, this challenge is accepted!

I am having fun with my coffee theme cards and created a fun "to go" cup shaped card, featuring the darling HOT COCOA PHOEBE.

The sparkle and shine come from my Candy Apple Red glittered Gumdrop and Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter that was added to my snowflake (Winter Fun tag die set). I also used my clear Wink of Stella glitter on Phoebe's hair ties.

Here is a look at the inside of the card.

Head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and check out the DT DARE post for this month. Comment on the post for a chance to WIN a prize. You will also see more amazing creations from my fellow YNS DT girls.

Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Hot Cocoa Phoebe and Cup of Cheer ("warm wishes") from Your Next Stamp

Die: Winter Fun Tag and Bookmark/Tag Large die from Your Next Stamp
Paper: My Minds Eye Cozy Christmas
Other: Candy Apple Red Gumdrops, Glitter Ritz Micro Fine Glitter
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Hero Arts Cup O' Joe

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Your Next Stamp October Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Your Next Stamp October new release blog hop.

This month we are featuring a fun and fabulous assortment fall, winter and Christmas stamps and dies. There is so much to see on this hop, so you may want to keep a note pad to jot down some of your favourites. I was very excited about all of the amazing winter stamps for this release. I know that Hot Cocoa Phoebe is so darling and quickly becoming a favourite of mine. You can see the treat box I created for yesterday's peek here.

Keeping in line with warm winter comforts, I inked up two big mugs of hot chocolate using CUP OF CHEER. There are so many fun elements in this stamp set. You can build any type of hot beverage and add so many little extras to make a super sweet treat! 

I used masking to add some of my smaller extras to the inside of mug of hot chocolate. To showcase the mug I layered them on top of the STITCHED FISHTAIL TAG TWO die.

I love the gorgeous colours in the Doodlebug Frosty Friends paper. To highlight my sentiment I used the SCRAPWORK STRIPS DIE and a couple of mint green GUMDROPS.

 Here is a look at the inside of my card. I used a sentiment from the WINTER HOME stamp set.

New stamp set featured:

My second card features the fun dancing elf from JINGLE ALL THE WAY. I kept this card simple and wanted to have the look of someone opening a present for a little peek! Not that I would ever snoop for my Christmas presents! I used the BOOKMARK die for my tag and added the "No Peeking" from the HOLIDAY SENTIMENTS set.

On the inside of the card I added the Santa from this set and the sentiment from the HOLIDAY SENTIMENTS set.

New stamp set featured:

In celebration of this month's release, Karen has a fabulous deal for you!

Thanks for hopping along with us today. Remember to leave a comment on each of the blogs as you go. There is a fabulous prize available to one lucky stamper ($25 YNS gift certificate). All of the blogs are listed below. The hop continues until October 17th (EST) at midnight. Come back and join us on October 18th to see winner from the blog hop comments and check out the latest DESIGN TEAM DARE!

Have a great day, happy hopping!

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Your Next Stamp October Sneak Peek!

Today I am excited to share a peek of one of the new stamps from the YOUR NEXT STAMP October release. The Design Team is offering some fabulous PEEKS today, so sit back and enjoy! For the full list of preview projects this months, head over to the Your Next Stamps blog.

For my peek project I created a fun treat box, which features the super cute HOT COCOA PHOEBE. It's a perfect little box for gifting some delicious hot chocolate and maybe a few other yummy treats.

The box is double sided. One side can be created from an 8 x 10 sheet of cardstock and measures 4 (wide) x 5.5 (high) x 1.5 (deep) inches. To cut the "handle" of the box, I used one of the smaller Stitched Rectangle dies.

Here is a look at darling Phoebe. The paper is from the Carta Bella Bundle Up collection.

On the back side of the box I added a snowflake die cut from the Winter Fun Tag set.

This is a template showing my measurements for one side of the treat box. You will start with a 8 x 10 sheet of cardstock. Along the 8 inch side you will score at 0.5, 2, 6 and 7.5 inches. Then along the 10 inch side score at 3 and 4.5 inches (measured from the bottom of the box). The portions in grey are scrap. The red lines are where you will cut and the dashed lines are your score/fold lines. For the double sided box, you will cut and assemble two of these.

Enjoy our little preview of the YOUR NEXT STAMP October release. Remember to check out all of the previews available from the DT. The complete list is on the YNS blog. Stamps and dies from the new release will be available tomorrow, Thursday October 15th. 

Stop back tomorrow, to join our October Release Blog Hop. There will be a lot of amazing projects to see and prizes to be won. You don't want to miss this release. On October 18th we also have our next DT dare and another chance to win a prize.

Happy PEEKING  everyone!

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Hot Cocoa Phoebe
Dies: Winter Fun Tag, Stitched Rectangle
Paper: Carta Bella Bundled Up, Bazzill Cardstock
Other: YNS Love Me Latte Gumdrops, Our Craft Lounge Sparkly Fluff
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Hero Arts Cuppa Joe

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps October Release Blog Hop

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

This month has we've had the chance to work with so many amazing stamps sets. If you are not yet inspired to get working on your Christmas cards and other winter projects, you will be after this hop!

This week, our super sized previews were filled with a variety of winter and holiday images. We started our week off with TWO amazing sets from Becky Pearce called HAPPY WINTER DAYS and the sentiment set called CHRISTMAS CHEER!

Next up, was our frosty snowmen and friends, in the cool set by Cheryl Grant calls SNOW BUDDIES.

We then showcased a fun winter themed set from Annie Rodrigue, featuring our skilled snowboarding girl and not so skilled skier in the fun SNOW DAYS!

Finally we featured a set of darling critters having a little snow fun. This sweet set is designed by Emelie Goulet and is called ICE, ICE, BABY (sorry if you get that song stuck in your head...blame miss Kimmie for that one).

I am starting to plan and look at head at upcoming Christmas presents and gift ideas that will be needed. In my web search for inspiration, I found a few designs for treat boxes that I liked, however, I found the boxes a little small. I also wanted to add a few touches of my own.

I used the hockey playing squirrel from the fun (and one of my new favourites) ICE, ICE, BABY set, to create a treat box and card holder. The paper (also my new fav) is Echo Park Hello Winter.

This box took a bit of playing around to make this work. The treat portion on it's own was simple enough, however adding the note and gift card holder portion on the top required some thought. Most of the treat holder templates I found, the bottom box part was too small for my liking. This one is a nice size at 4 1/2 inches long by 1 1/2 inches high (and deep).

The top portion of the box/card holder is 4 1/2 square. The entire base of the project (box and card holder) was created from one 12 x 12 sheet of cards stock. 

This was my first time creating this style of box, so I will write up some details on my next go round to share with everyone.

The top card holder part of the project was taped down along the bottom and side to create a nice pocket for a gift card and a note for the recipient. 

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Ice Ice Baby (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps)
Die: Circle and Stitched Circle Dies Your Next Stamp
Cardstock: Bazzill 
Paper: Echo Park Hello Winter
Other: Gumdrops Your Next Stamp

I hope you are enjoying all of the projects featured in our October Release blog hop. There is a lot of inspiration today and this hop features all of the images from this amazing release.

If you haven't already done so, head over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps store. All of the new stamps are now available. If you just love it all (like me), check out the Gimmie Kimmie Kits which feature all of the images from the October 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. 

Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful day!