Paper Blessings

Sunday, September 17, 2017

September 2017 Release Blog Hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!


Welcome to the September release blog hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

We are celebrating with a hop to check out the new stamps in action. Grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while you hop around and enjoy all the amazing creations! (the full hop list is at the end of my post)



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The September release includes: 
  1. GRIM GRETCHEN
  2. DEVILISH DEBORAH
  3. ELECTRIC EVELYN
  4. MINI MONSTERS

Kimmie also opened the Krafty Vault and has re-released the amazing Vampire Queen and Dragon Queen as rubber stamps! They are sure to sell out quickly, but will then be made available through pre-orders.

ALL the new sets are available now individually BUT if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our September Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all FOUR of the new sets together and at a discount! But only for a limited time and while supplies last!

My card features Grim Gretchen. She was coloured with Copics. The background was created on mixed media paper with a combination of Inktense blocks and acrylic paint. I added the foggy swirls on Gretchen's dress with a white coloured pencil. 


Here's the full hop list: 

Happy shopping!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Friday, September 15, 2017

Devilish Deborah...a KKS sneak peek

Welcome back to Day TWO of our September Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Did you love yesterday's peek?? Well guess what? We've got TWO MORE ladies from artist Annie Rodrigue for you today!

DEVILISH DEBORAH is a fantastically creepy chick with a few little ghoulish friends! She comes with three fun sentiments!
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Next is ELECTRIC EVELYN! Check out this hilarious image featuring the Bride of Frankenstein. Not only is the image amazing but the sentiments are HILARIOUS! 

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All the Krafty Design Team members and Guests listed at the end of my post have lots of gorgeous creations to share with you today featuring the DEVILISH DEBORAH and ELECTRIC EVELYN stamp sets! Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! Also we're giving away the ENTIRE new release over on the Krafty Friends Facebook page!! The winner will be announced at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon, so don't miss it!

My card today features Devilish Deborah. She was stamped in Memento Desert Sand and coloured with Copics. 



Here's the full set: 

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Here's the list for today's peeks: 



Thanks for visiting! 

Blessings, 

Melanie

Friday, September 8, 2017

The Kraftin' Kimmie Vault is Open Again...with Zombies and Pirates!


The Krafty Vault is being opened again!


As you know some of our old stamp sets have been retired and hard to find for quite some time. Well, we've opened the krafty vault and today we are rereleasing TWO rubber sets...



These fabulous and sassy sets come as completely unmounted pretrimmed natural red rubber.There are only a FEW of each available right away and then we will be taking preorders for more.

BOOTYLICIOUS comes with two large sassy pirate images by artist Annie Rodrigue plus two coordinating sentiments!

TRICK OR EAT comes with two amazing zombie ladies plus seven coordinating sentiments. 

Both sets are NOW available in the KKS shop!

We've also released a few more rare and retired rubber stamp sets from the Krafty Vault and you can find them all HERE. Some are available for purchase now and some are on preorder.

Since you're already shopping, don't forget about the FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS this week. A selection of FOUR of our fabulous clear stamp sets are 40% OFF but only for the weekend! 

I don't have any new cards to share featuring our vault release, but I thought it would be fun to revisit my cards from the original releases of these sets!

First up is Bootylicious

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I absolutely LOVED this set, so I'm thrilled Kimmie has brought it back! I have two cards featuring these awesome pirates. First up is our lovely gal downing some grog!



A little disclaimer with this next card...I had combined Bootylicious with one of the original KKS pirates, Billy Blythe, who is not currently available. However, this awesome lady pirate lounging on her bounty of treasure is one of the two main images in the set!



Next up...Trick or Eat!

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I only have a card featuring one of the fantastically quirky zombies from this fun set!



Some of the other Krafty Girls also have projects to share today featuring these two vault releases...here's the full list:

Happy shopping!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Witchypoo...a Wonderful Wednesday creation at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

It's Wonderful Wednesday time at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps and as always, the theme is ANYTHING GOES!

Your submission can use any stamp and can be any theme, style, design...it can be a card, scrapbook page, altered item....you name it! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on the KKS blog. At the end of the month one random winner will be chosen from all the submissions for the whole month...the prize is a $20 Gift Card to the shop! 

In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a Sketch on the KKS blog. The sketch will last all month long and if you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if you need it! ;)

My card features our recent Krafty Komeback stamp, Witchypoo! I stamped the image in Memento Desert Sand, coloured her with Copics and added some additional shading with Polychromos. The paper is an old Memory Box pad. 




Hope you plan to play along!

Thanks for visiting.

Blessings, 

Melanie

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Butterfly Dreams and Sincere Thanks...a Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...this week we are challenging you to use DOILIES! Make a card, scrapbook layout, tag or whatever your krafty heart desires! You will have until September 1st  at 11:55 pm EST to play along. 

Submit your projects for the chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop. In keeping in line with the rest of our challenges (Wonderful Wednesday and our NEW Krafty Scrappy Challenge), we will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card...enter as many times per month as you'd like!!

Have you joined the Krafty Friends FB group?? It's the best place to keep up with all of the goings on as well as sharing YOUR creations and getting inspired by other Krafty Friends' creations!

We will post a Sketch each month that lasts all month long. If you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if needed. ;) (you'll find it on the KKS blog) 

I made a quick and simple thank you card using two of our awesome clear sets: Sincere Thanks and Butterfly Dreams. I first created a background using Distress Oxide inks, adhered portion of doilies and then treated them to the same inks. The butterfly was also "coloured" with Distress Oxides, fussy cut and adhered to the background with foam squares. 



Hope you plan to play along...make sure to visit the bog to see what everybody else has created!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Shaped Creations...a Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...this week we are challenging you break away from the standard square base and make a SHAPED CREATION! It can be a card, scrapbook layout, tag or whatever your krafty heart desires! You will have until August 25th at 11:55 pm EST to play along. 

Submit your projects for the chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop. In keeping in line with the rest of our challenges (Wonderful Wednesday and our NEW Krafty Scrappy Challenge), we will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card...enter as many times per month as you'd like!!

Have you joined the Krafty Friends FB group?? It's the best place to keep up with all of the goings on as well as sharing YOUR creations and getting inspired by other Krafty Friends' creations!

We will post a Sketch each month that lasts all month long. If you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if needed. ;) (you'll find it on the KKS blog) 

I used the newly released Troll Trouble for my shaped easel card today. I went WAY outside my comfort zone for colour schemes with this one! lol  Typically I gravitate towards earthy tones with a vintage flair, but this one is super bright and cheery! I actually made it with our niece in mind...she loves trolls and has a bright energetic personality that suits this card perfectly! The fun papers are Doodle Bug...I cut out some of the design paper elements to compliment the image. The image was coloured with Copics. 


Here's a look at the card folded flat:



Hope you plan to play along!

Blessings,

Melanie

Friday, August 18, 2017

My Best Friends are Witches...the Kraftin' Kimmie Vault is Open!

 The Krafty Vault is being opened again!

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As you know some of our old stamp sets have been retired and hard to find for quite some time. Well, we've opened the krafty vault and today we are rereleasing MY BEST FRIENDS ARE WITCHES!!!

This fantastic and spooky set comes as completely unmounted pretrimmed natural red rubber. There are only a FEW available right away and then we will be taking preorders for this fabulous set. My Best Friends are Witches comes with two large witchy images by artist Annie Rodrigue plus a selection of five coordinating verses and sentiments. This particular set will be going live in the krafty shop at 9am EST on Friday morning!

We have also released a few others from the Krafty Vault! Sea Jewels, Beachy Keen, Oh Snap! and Let the Good Times Roll are all either available for purchase or preorder right NOW!

We've also added EZmount foam in the shop for those who want some for their unmounted stamps, however you can use your stamps without it by using products such as double sided tape, Tack it Over or Tack 'n Peel.

Don't forget about the FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS that are up in the shop...a selection of FOUR fabulous clear stamp sets are 40% OFF but only for the weekend. 

I didn't make any new cards featuring My Best Friends Are Witches, but thought I would share my cards from when this set was previously released...I LOVED these fun witches!!



Here's the full set: 

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Here's the hop list for today...you'll get to see some brand new creations along with revisiting some of the other designers' previous projects!

Blessings, 

Melanie