Paper Blessings

Friday, February 24, 2017

Angie...a Kraftin' Kimmie Krafty Komeback!!

As you know, many of our beloved KKS rubber stamp sets have long retired and are no longer available for purchase. We've decided to switch some things up and re-release a few of your faves in our new clear stamps! 

This Komeback features a stamp I know you will love!! How many of us need our coffee in the morning before our feet even hit the floor??? Allow us to re-introduce ANGIE!!!


Long-time KKS fans might remember this sassy lady...the brand new sentiments are too funny and match Angie's attitude perfectly!! Krafty Artist Annie Rodrigue has tweaked her image a little to give her a 2017 flare!

The Krafty Krew design team members and guests listed at the end of my post have created some fabulous creations to inspire you...be sure to hop around and visit everybody's blogs! After you are done, hop on over to the KKS Shop because ANGIE is now available for purchase!!!

This weekend will also be your last chance to scoop up the February Gimme Kimmies Kit with ALL our NEW Release stamp sets together at a discount!

It's also Frugal Friday and we've got FOUR of our fabulous sets on SALE for 40% OFF! This sale runs only for the weekend and only while supplies last, so be sure to order quickly!

Here's my card featuring ANGIE from the brand new clear stamp set...I absolutely LOVE her! I do enjoy my coffee in the mornings...and how fabulous are those mornings that you can just kick back and relax in your jammies without rushing out the door?! Angie comes with some fantastic new sentiments...I didn't use one here because my design paper already included some text. Angie was stamped in Memento Desert Sand and coloured with Copics. 


My layout was inspired by our February Sketch...I just rotated it and replaced the flags with buttons. ;) If you use this sketch in any submission to our February challenges, you'll have an extra chance to win this month's KKS gift card!



Here's the hop list for today: 

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Just Chill...Wonderful Wednesday Challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps



Welcome to another Wonderful Wednesday challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...as always, the theme is Anything Goes. So grab your KK stamps and let your creativity run wild! :) Use ANY stamp in any theme, any style, any design and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item....you name it! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on the KKS challenge blog until February 28th at midnight. At the end of the month one random winner will be chosen from all the submissions for the whole month and will receive a $20 Gift Card to the shop! 


If your mojo is in need of a little kick-start, you can use our February Sketch...if you use it in any challenge this month, you'll get an extra chance to win the monthly KKS shop gift card!

Before I share my card this week, I wanted to remind you that every Monday one member of the Krafty Krew hosts a colour-along on our Facebook group. Some videos are live, while others are pre-recorded. Kimmie posts the stamp set and colours used in advance so you can prepare to play along. No need to worry if you don't already own the stamp to be used...you can always use ANY image to practice the techniques covered in the video! If you happen to miss a colour-along, you can also always go back to view them in the VIDEOS section of the FB Group. I just hosted the colour-along this past Monday featuring the Sandy Toes stamp set coloured in the no-lines style! 

Here's my WW card featuring the Buddy Bears stamp set...the sentiment is included in the set. I coloured the image with Copics. 



Hope you plan to play along!

Thanks for visiting. :)

Blessings, 

Melanie

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Thanks for your Service...a Kraftin' Kimmie Weekly Challenge!

Welcome to our weekly challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! 


Let's take care a few news items first!
  1. KKS FACEBOOK GROUP: Have you joined??!! This is the place to hang out with Kimmie, the DT and KKS fans from all over the globe! Share your creations here, chat with other card makers, watch video tutorials, and just plain have fun! Click the link above...it's a great way to keep on top of the latest KKS news! 
  2. FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS: are up in the shop...just click the link to see what's on sale this week!
  3. MONTHLY SKETCH: Feel free to use it to give your mojo a little kick-start! Each sketch is up for an entire month. If you use it in any Challenge or Wonderful Wednesday submission, you'll get an additional chance to a KKS gift card! 
  4. FEBRUARY RELEASE: if you haven't ordered yet, pop on over to the shop to do so! If you want the entire release, check out the Gimmie Kimmie Kit for this month! 

Ok...now on to our challenge! This week's hostess is the lovely Danielle. She is giving you three options for this challenge: 
  1. Use the February Sketch! (see above)
  2. Winter Colours: use dark blue, light blue and silver or grey!
  3. Combine the sketch and the colour scheme! 

If you play along, you'll have a chance to win! We will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card to the KKS shop! You can enter as many times per month as you'd like!! You will have until February 24th at 11:55 pm EST to submit at the challenge blog

I decided to use Danielle's colour scheme. I inked up the dapper police officer from the newly released You're My Hero stamp set and combined it with a sentiment from the Sincere Thanks set. The image was stamped in Memento Desert Sand Ink and coloured with Copics. I added a bit of additional shading with some Polychromos coloured pencils. 


Hope you plan to play along! 

Blessings, 

Melanie

Sunday, February 12, 2017

February 2017 Kraftin' Kimmie Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to the February Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps release blog hop! All FOUR of the new clear stamp sets that we've been sharing all week are now available for purchase at the online KKS shop!  Today, you'll be able to hop around to see each of the stamps sets in action as you visit each Krafty Krew member and Krafty Guest!


The February release includes: 
1. ALL ABOARD (by Cheryl Grant)
2. SKY'S THE LIMIT (by Cheryl Grant)
3. YOU'RE MY HERO (by Annie Rodrigue)
4. SPORTY BOYS (by Emilie Goulet)

For those stampers who want it all, look for our February Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all FOUR of the new sets at a discount for a limited time and while supplies last!


Don't forget that you have until February 15th to get your order in for the Secret Klub set! The only clues Kimmie is giving for this set are 1) it's a set by artist Annie Rodrigue and 2) the theme is fairytales!!! Feel free to order the secret set plus any new sets or extra goodies and Kimmie can ship everything together after the 15th!

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My hop card features the karate kid from the Sporty Boys set. I stamped him in Memento Desert Sand on Neenah paper and coloured with Copics. The sentiment comes with the set. 



Here's the full set: 

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Here's the hop list for today: 

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Sporty Boys...a Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!



Welcome to Day FOUR of the February Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...we're introducing an all star set from artist Emilie Goulet called SPORTY BOYS!!

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This fun set features two main images of some energetic young men playing baseball and doing karate! It also comes with FIVE awesome sentiments!



Additionally, it's challenge day and our hostess is Krafty Girl, Martha. As always, the challenge theme during release week is ANYTHING GOES! You can create any project with any stamp, but if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp you'll double your chances to WIN!! You have a week to play with this challenge and at the end of the month, we'll announce a WINNER from all of the weekly challenges for February! We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN a $20 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop...and don't forget to share your creations on our FB page! 

Did you know about our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY??!! Click the link to join in the fun...it starts at 2pm EST! 

Here's my card featuring the baseball player from Sporty Boys...I also used one of the fun sentiments from the set. I stamped the image in Memento Desert Sand on Neenah paper and coloured with Copics. 


Here's a look at the full set: 
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All of the Krafty Krew and Guests listed below have designs to show you featuring the SPORTY BOYS set. While you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away a gift voucher! You could WIN some Krafty $$$ to spend at the shop! There will be one winner from all the comments this week and it will be announced at the party today (see link above)!

Thanks for visiting! 

Blessings, 

Melanie

Friday, February 10, 2017

You're My Hero...a Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!

Welcome to Day THREE of the February Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie StampsToday we are sharing a fabulous new set by Annie Rodrigue called YOU'RE MY HERO! This set features 2 main images, a firefighter and a police officer, and 4 coordinating sentiments. 


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You will see today's set in action as you hop around to visit each Krafty Krew member and Krafty Guest. Be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! The full hop list can be found at the end of this post. 

ALL SIX of the new February clear stamp sets will be released this Saturday afternoon. Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release party beginning at 2pm EST! Come join us to help celebrate the new release, check out lots of krafty kreations, have a chance to win some prizes and hang out with all our krafty friends! 


Here's my card featuring the firefighter from YOU'RE MY HERO. The image was stamped on Neenah paper and coloured with Copics. The sentiment is included in the set. 



Here's a look at the full stamp set: 
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Here's the full hop list for today's previews: 


Thanks for visiting! 

Blessings, 

Melanie

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Sky's the Limit...A Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!

Welcome to Day TWO of the February Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

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Today we have a second stamp set from artist Cheryl Grant called SKY'S THE LIMIT! This fun new boy's set features one large main image plus FIVE coordinating sentiments in a fabulous font!

You will see today's set in action as you hop around to visit each Krafty Krew member and Krafty Guest. Be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! The full hop list can be found at the end of this post. 

ALL SIX of the new February clear stamp sets will be released this Saturday afternoon. Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release party beginning at 2pm EST! Come join us to help celebrate the new release, check out lots of krafty kreations, have a chance to win some prizes and hang out with all our krafty friends! 

Here's my card featuring Sky's the Limit. The image was stamped on Neenah paper and coloured with Copics. The sentiment is included in the set. 




Here's a look at the full set:
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As promised, here's the blog list for today's sneak peeks: 

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie