Paper Blessings

Sunday, June 14, 2015

June 2015 Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Welcome to the JUNE RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS...we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! So grab yourself a cuppa joe, sit back and be prepared for some krafty eye kandy! We're going to inspire your creations with our fun, new rubber stamps!


Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of amazing creations featuring new stamp sets from all of our artists for our June release! We know these new stamps will inspire you to make your own fabulous creations! First off, we have a fabulous new mermaid set from artist, Annie Rodrigue called FIN-TASTIC FRIENDS! Also we have an awesome new boy set from artist Emilie Goulet called LET'S ROLL, DUDE! Plus a sweet and magical set from Cheryl Grant called BELIEVE IN FAIRYTALES!

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our JUNE Krafty Hop! When you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new rubber stamp sets are NOW available!! And don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new June stamps at a discount!! But only for a limited time!

My card features one of the gorgeous mermaids with some accessory stamps from the Fin-tastic Friends set. I absolutely ADORE mermaids, so I was very excited to get my inky fingers on these stamps. I stamped all images in Memento Desert Sand and coloured with Copics. The seahorses and bubbles are included in the set...love that you can make so many different scenes with this set! I added some stickles to her tail for a bit of shimmer. Those two gorgeous sparkly Seashells at the Seashore buttons are available in the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop!


Here's a look at the full set:


Make sure to check out all the new stamps goodies in the shop including new paper pads and a totally new section of fun embellishments called BEAUTIFUL BUTTONS!!

Here's a list of the full blog hop: 

Thanks for joining us!

Blessings,

Melanie

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Believe in Fairytales...a Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!

Welcome back to day THREE of our JUNE Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!


Who doesn't love princes and princesses.....not to mention knights, frogs and DRAGONS!!!! We are SO thrilled to share this sweet set by Cheryl Grant! It is called BELIEVE IN FAIRYTALES!! This adorable set includes THREE main images plus SEVEN coordinating sentiments!!


This week our challenge hostess is Stephanie ! And her challenge is ANYTHING GOES (as it always is during release week)!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with any stamp but if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp you'll double your chances to WIN!! Use any sketch, any design, any embellishments because Anything Goes! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd LOVE to see your KKS designs. We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN a $10 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!! 

I used the adorable princess and frog images from the set for my card today. Both were stamped in Memento Desert Sand and coloured with copics. I added some Star Dust Stickles to parts of the image. Check out the KKS shop for similar doilies to that used on my card, and for this lovely paper pad from Prima called Butterfly. I used some of the patterned papers to paper-piece the dress. 



Here's a shot of the full set: 


I hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes TONIGHT beginning at 6pm EST!! Hope you can come hang out with the me and Krafty Girls at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!

All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps from Cheryl! And 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!


Blessings, 

Melanie

Friday, June 12, 2015

Let's Roll Dude...a Kraftin' Kimmie Preview!

Welcome back to day TWO of the JUNE Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! 

One of the biggest requests I get for stamps is sets for boys/guys/men!! Well, today we are SO thrilled to share this fabulous set of stamps by artist Emilie Goulet, perfect from all the boys in your life! It is called LET'S ROLL, DUDE!! This fun set includes THREE main images plus SEVEN perfectly coordinating sentiments!! They are awesome!!!


Here's my card featuring the awesome roller-blader from the new set. I stamped him in Memento Desert Sand on Neenah paper and coloured him with Copics. The sentiment is part of the set. 


Here's a shot of the full set:



All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps from Emilie! And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment on all the preview posts for this week because we are giving away a gift voucher!!! You could WIN some Krafty $$$ to spend at the shop!!!! {The winner will be announced at the party!}

I hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes SATURDAY beginning at 6pm EST at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!

Thanks for joining us!

Blessings,

Melanie

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fin-Tastic Friends...a Kraftin' Kimmie Preview!

Welcome to Day ONE of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps JUNE 2015 previews!!!



Today the Krafty Girls and Guests are thrilled to share with you....FIN-TASTIC FRIENDS!! It's a fabulous new set by artist, Annie Rodrigue and we know some of you have been waiting for a NEW MERMAID set, so here it is! You'll find so many amazing creations on today's hop featuring both new images and sentiments from this sweet summer set! We know you are just going to LOVE these beauties and you'll be inspired as you check them out today!! Each set comes with the two fabulous image stamps, three awesome accessory stamps plus EIGHT coordinating sentiments!!

Here's my card featuring one of the beautiful mermaids from Fin-Tastic Friends...as mermaids are one of my favourite images to colour, I know I will be reaching for this set over and over again! I stamped her in Memento Desert Sand for the no-lines look and coloured her with Copics. 


Here's a shot of the full set: 



Below you will find all the Krafty Girls and Guests who have goodies to show you today and while you're visiting their blogs, be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky stamper from all the comments this week is going to WIN some $$ to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!


ALL of our JUNE stamps will be available on Saturday night at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! Be sure to join us for an hour of celebrating the new stamp sets, fun and prizes on Saturday evening at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!! Come hang out with the Krafty Girls, Guests and me!!



Thanks for joining us!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Chase Your Dreams...May Kraftin' Kimmie Blog Hop!

Welcome to the MAY RELEASE Day HOP with KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS



I'm sure you've all seen the amazing Krafty Peeks shared over the past few days featuring all the brand new May stamps! Included in the release this month are:
You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our MAY Krafty Hop! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because one lucky stamper will win a gift card to the shop! When you’re done hopping, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie shop to order the new May stamps. If you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features the entire May release at a discount, but only for a limited time!

Here's my card featuring one of the gorgeous images from Chase Your Dreams. I stamped her in Memento Desert Sand ink and coloured her with Copics. The little butterfly is an accessory stamp from the set. The paper is from Echo Park's I Love Sunshine pad which is currently in stock at the shop...the "summer time" sentiment was trimmed from one of the papers. I added a few pearls to finish it off. 



Here's the set: 




Oh, we've also got MORE new goodies in the shop including new paper pads, new Kimmie's Sparkles and a new section of fun embellishments called BEAUTIFUL BUTTONS!!

Here's the list for today's hop: 

Thanks for joining us!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Friday, May 15, 2015

Itty Bitty Friends! (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Preview!)

We are back again with a very special stamp set for Day FOUR of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps MAY 2015 previews!!!

Today the Krafty Girls and guests are thrilled to share with you....ITTY BITTY FRIENDS!! I've designed a fun new stamp set featuring some of our original images by artist, Annie Rodrigue! It includes SEVEN images that are about 1.5 inches tall each plus some tiny sentiments AND some handcrafted by sentiments to add to the backs of your krafty kreations!! The exciting thing about this set is that five of the seven images are no longer available at the larger size and are retired but now you can get them again in this fun mini size!!



You'll find so many amazing creations on today's hop featuring all the new images and sentiments from this adorable new set! We know you are just going to fall in love with ITTY BITTY FRIENDS and you'll be inspired as you check them out today!!

Here are my cards featuring both Arianna and Clarabelle from the new set...I absolutely LOVE tiny note cards, so this set is definitely a new favourite!! I used some paper from Graphic 45 for both cards. Make sure to check out the amazing selection of paper in stock at the shop HERE


Here's the entire set:


Below you will find all the Krafty Girls and Guests who have goodies to show you today and while you're visiting their blogs, be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN some $$ to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!

ALL of our MAY stamps will be available on Saturday night at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! Be sure to join us for an hour of celebrating the new stamp sets, fun and prizes on Saturday evening at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY on Facebook!! Come hang out with the Krafty Girls, Guests and me!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Masquerade! (April release day at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!)

It’s APRIL RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS and we’re celebrating with a hop!! 



Over the last few days the Krafty Girls and guests have shared beautiful creations featuring new stamp sets from all of our artists for our April release! First off, we are releasing the limited edition I {HEART} COFFEE! stamp set from Emilie! There's a cute new kids set from Cheryl called SWEET BIRTHDAY KIDS! And of course, we are thrilled to share a gorgeous new set from Annie called....LIFE IS A MASQUERADE! Lastly we are thrilled have another incredibly fun set from Emilie Goulet called, A BIT SMART ASSY!

You will get to see all of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy the April Krafty Hop! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because one lucky stamper will win a gift card to the shop!! When you’re done hopping, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie shop, because all the new rubber stamp sets are available for purchase!! And don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new April stamps at a discount, but only for a limited time!

Here's my card featuring one of the fabulous stamps from Life is a Masquerade. I stamped her with Memento Desert Sand ink and coloured her with Copics. The background was made by first stenciling a damask pattern with a dimensional gel on plain cardstock. When that was dry, I applied swatches of colour using various Silks Acrylic Glazes. I then added some Blank Canvas background stamps from SCACD. To finish off the card, I added a few rhinestones. 



There are also lots of new goodies in the KKS Shop including new paper pads by Echo Park, Doodlebug, American Crafts and Chickaniddy plus MORE new Kimmie's Sparkles!! wink emoticon

**Local Krafty Friends!! If you wanna get krafty with some of the Krafty Girls and myself, I'm holding a SPRING SELFIE CROP! at Kraftin' Kimmie Headquarters in St. Thomas, Ontario on Saturday, May 9th! Get all the information HERE and register right away because there are only a few spots left! I am so excited for this event...I'm counting down the days until I get to go hang out with everybody attending! 

Here's the hop list: 

Thanks for stopping by. :)

Blessings, 

Melanie