Saturday, 30 January 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - A Purr-fect Day (Use 3 Pattern Papers)

Hello Krafty Friends and welcome to another fun Saturday challenge for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. This week our challenge theme is to use 3 PATTERN PAPERS.

Grab your stamps (all are welcome) and create a NEW card, layout or other paper craft item that matches this week's theme. You can share it with us on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog or over in our Krafty Friends Facebook group. You have all week to play along with this week's themed challenge and there is a chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the KKS shop. A winner will be chosen from all of the Saturday challenge participants from the month.

This week I used the A Purr-fect Day set to create a card with simple layers. I love layers and 3 pattern papers is my usual for my layered cards. My favourite is to select a simple (not too busy) layer for my background. Then add stripes, polka dots or smaller patterns.

Here is a look at the inside of the card. As this was a get well type card, I have left the inside blank. This will allow me to write a message or add an appropriate sentiment, depending on the recipient.

Now it's time for you to get krafty and join our challenge. You will have until February 5th (11:55 pm EST) to play along.

Have you seen this week's FRUGAL FRIDAY deals. There are dozens of stamps sets currently on sale for this weekend. Check it out and grab a few of your favourites before they are gone.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a Super Saturday!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: A Purr-fect Day (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps)
Dies: MFT circles and scalloped circles
Paper: Bella BLVD Rover and Riley
Other: Recollection Heart Punch, American Crafts Chestnut and Recollection White embossing powder

Friday, 29 January 2016

Your Next Stamp Sketch/Colour Challenge # 31 (Hot Cocoa Phoebe)

We are continuing with Challenge #31 at Your Next Stamp.

Each challenge there is a sketch and colour combo for you to choose from.  Pick the one that inspires you, unless you really want to challenge yourself and combine the two!  Plus, the best part is you might win a gift certificate to the YNS store by playing along.Today

If you choose the colour combo, be sure to use at least 3 colours and feel free to add in neutrals.

For my card, I worked both the colour and sketch as I inked up Hot Cocoa Phoebe. I stayed close to the original sketch, adding a little change in shape with my triangle instead of the circle.

Here is a closer look at Phoebe.

For our sketch/colour challenge #30, you will have until February 4, 2016 (midnight) to play along. Head over to the Your Next Stamp blog for more inspiration and to link up your own creation.

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 an additional $5. When you use a YNS image/die, there is also a chance of being selected as the YNS TOP PICK. The winner and "top pick" are announce on the Your Next Stamp blog the Sunday following the challenge close.

Have a fabulous and crafty Friday everyone!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Hot Cocoa Phoebe (Your Next Stamp)
Paper: Doodlebug Polar Pals
Other: YNS Gumdrops

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday (Ice Ice Baby)

Hello everyone. Welcome to another fun WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

The weekly Wonderful Wednesday challenges are ANYTHING GOES. We want everyone to play along so all stamps are welcome, however since we do love when you use a KKS (there is a little extra chance to win). 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 challenge each week (except release week). At the end of each month a random participant will be selected and win a prize. You could win Krafty $ to the KKS store!

On Monday I celebrated my daughter's birthday. As a winter girl, I made her a card using the darling bunny from Ice Ice Baby and the fabulous paper from Doodlebug Frosty Friends.

My daughter has a stuffed bunny that she's had since she was a baby. To this day it's her favourite, must have, comfort item. She was super excited to see this little bunny on her Brrr-thday card!

Inside the card I used a birthday sentiment from the Make a Wish set.

Thanks for stopping by today. Head over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog for more details on the Wonderful Wednesday Challenge. You will see more inspiration from my fellow Krafty Girls.

You can play along with this week's challenge until February 2 (midnight).

Have a fabulous and Krafty day!

Stamps: Ice Ice Baby, Make a Wish (both Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps)
Paper: DoodleBug Frosty Friends
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine Onyx Black, Copic Markers
Other: DoodleBug Sprinkles (Lilac Assortment)

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Your Next Stamp January Feature (Perfect Chemistry)

Welcome to the January YOUR NEXT STAMPS feature post. Each month the design team uses specific themes or stamps to create new projects that will hopefully inspire you.

This month as we near that special day of February the 14th our theme for this month is....WITH LOVE!

For my 'with love', I selected one of my favourite stamps from last year, the 'mad' scientist from PERFECT CHEMISTRY. To kick up the love and affection on this card, I added the MINI HEART INK SPLATTER as a back ground behind our mad with love scientist.

I love the Taylored Expression Formula for Love paper. It works so well for this image.

Here is a look at the inside of the card.


Head over to the YNS blog to see all of the DT members sharing project's for this month's WITH LOVE feature. Leave a comment on the blog post for the January feature and you will have a chance to win a prize. One lucky stamper will WIN a YNS stamp set of their choice!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Perfect Chemistry, Mini Heart Ink Splatter
Dies: Perfect Chemistry
Paper: Taylored Expression Formula for Love
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Worn Lipstick Distress Ink, Versa Mark Onyx Black

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Your Next Stamp January Design Team Dare (Cute Foodies Treat Toppers)

Welcome to the first Your Next Stamp DT dare challenge of the year. Each month the design team is given a special challenge to show off the new stamps and dies released each month. For the month of January our challenge is called......SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW!

I think the challenge is obvious. That means it's time to dig down deep in the crafty stash and find something to work with. Challenge is ACCEPTED!

For this fun challenge my something old focused around a pad of MME paper that I've had in my stash for years! I also grab one of my slightly older Treat Topper die (back from our May 2015 release).

My somethings new is of course my new release Cute Foodies stamp, the scallop and oval from the Mini Pillow box die and new American Craft twine I received for Christmas.

Here are a couple of Valentine treats that I made with my old and new supplies!

If you head over to the Your Next Stamp blog for the January DT Dare post, leave a comment and there will be a chance for you to win! You could WIN a stamp of your choice.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Cute Foodies (Your Next Stamp)
Dies: Mini Pillow Box , Treat Topper (Your Next Stamp)
Paper: My Minds Eye Love Me
Other: American Crafts Twine (Straw)

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps January Scrappy Challenge

Hello and welcome to our January Scrappy challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

These challenges are a lot of fun and give you the chance to use your stamps in different ways. Your creations can be ANYTHING you would like to create but NOT a card! That leaves a lot of room for creativity, including calendar, planner pages, bookmarks, pocket pages and traditional scrapbook pages. You MUST use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp for this challenge! You have all month to play along, so grab some stamps, pictures and let's get KRAFTY!

Our January theme is: ANYTHING GOES

I have had most of this calendar together since October, getting myself ready to get organized for the new year. Since I am going to keep this calendar as part of my scrapbook for the year, after the month is over, I like to go back and add a few reminders of some of the things that happened over the past month.

On my January calendar I used:

The paper is from Echo Park's Hello Winter collection.

Before the start of the month, I like to you the Perfect Planner set and mark out those days where I have confirmation of reminders, plans or information to remember.

Later in the month, if other things come up, it's fun to use some of the other great stamps you have in your collection to add a few reminders of fun and important memories. Baking with my kids and of course shopping for books (again)!

I hope you play along with this month's SCRAPPY Challenge! You can head over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog to see more creations from the Krafty Girls as well as the full details about the challenge.

Create any project (other than a card) featuring a Kraftin' Kimmie image. You have one month to play along and you can enter as many times as you like. Once the challenge reaches 5 entries, a random winner will be drawn.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp January Release Blog Hop

Hello Krafty Friends and welcome to our January new release blog hop for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

Our first release of January is out and it is SUPER CUTE! This week we have been previewing a lot of adorable new clear stamps that feature some darling little animals. Today you will see more projects using the sets that were previewed over the last week, so sit back, grab a drink and enjoy the hop!

Many of us use stamps for cards, however there are so many other great projects that you can do as well. This month, I have used the new stamps for a few fun stationary projects that would make a great addition to any krafty or work space.

Today I am sharing a bookmark that I created featuring one of the darling puppies from Totally Paw-some.

Supplies Used
Stamps: Totally Paw-some (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps)
Dies: Large Bookmark/tag die (Your Next Stamp)
Paper: Simple Stories So Fancy
Other: Walnut Stain Distress Ink

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

Happy hopping!

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Your Next Stamp January Release Blog Hop

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

This month we are featuring a variety of stamps and amazing dies that you will fall in LOVE with! If you are like me and are gearing up for Valentine's day, this is the release for you. In addition to cards, I am getting ready to make a few Valentine's for my kids to hand out to their classmate.

My first project I made a simple card featuring the PUPPY LOVE stamp, I used the large heard for my background stamping using Worn Lipstick distress ink. The Little hearts are from the So Stinkin' Cute set and stamped with Memento Angel Pink.

I used the Stitched Square die to cut out the image of my puppy.

Here is a look at the inside of my card.

YNS stamps and dies used:

My next project will be the perfect little Valentine's gift for my girls to give away to their classmates. I used the CUTE FOODIES and the LITTLE SHOPPING BAG die set to create these tiny bags that you can fill with treats or other fun gifts.

The little bag measures about 3.25 inches high, 2.5 wide and 1 inch deep.

YNS stamps and dies used:

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 stamps ($25 YNS gift certificate). All of the blogs are listed below. The hop continues until January 19th (EST) at midnight. Come back and join us on January 20th to see the winner from the blog hop comments and check out the latest Design Team Dare.

Have a great day, happy hopping.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps January Preview: Day Five - Totally Paw-some PLUS a Challenge!

Hello everyone and welcome back to the fifth days of previews for the January release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

Today we have another darling set from artist Becky Pearce called Totally Paw-some!

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 or on our Krafty Friends Facebook page. All stamps are welcome, however if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp you will double your chance to win. You have all week to play along with this ANYTHING GOES challenge. Then at the end of the month, a winner will be selected from all of the weekly challenges to win a $20 gift certificate to use in the shop.

Although I have never owned a dog (or a cat), I just love these sweet animal sets. There are so many great cards and project you can make. Today, I am sharing a another note holder for 3x3 paper. The paper is Simple Stories So Rad!

For a tutorial on how to make this simple note holder, you can see this post (here)

Now it's time for you to hop along and check out all of the fabulous projects from the Krafty Girls. Leave a comment on each of the blogs as you hop along. There will be one lucky winner selected from all of the comments this week to WIN some Krafty $ to spend in the KKS store.

All of the January new release stamps will be available Saturday afternoon after the release party!

Facebook Release Party

Join Kimmie and the Krafty Girls as we party and celebrate the January release. The party will be on the Facebook events page (here) on Saturday January 16 at 2:00 pm (EST). Hope to see you there.

Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping.