Paper Blessings

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday...Santa Paws!

Hello krafty friends...it's time for another Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Wonderful Wednesdays challenges are always "Anything Goes"...any stamp, any theme, any style, any design, any project! It does have to be a new creation and you can submit it at today's Wonderful Wednesday post on the KKS  blog until October 4th at midnight EST. At the end of the month, one random winner will be chosen from all submissions for the entire month...that lucky stamper will win a $20 gift card to the KKS Shop. 

 I've used the Santa Paws set for my card.  This young girl with her sweet furry friend is one of two main images in the set.  It also includes a variety of coordinating sentiments.  She was stamped in Memento Desert Sand Ink and coloured with Copics.  Almost all of the supplies used to make this card came from the September Surprise Kit...I know some of you ordered this kit and took part in our September release sneak peeks.  Although this kit is no longer available (Kimmie only releases them for preorder for a limited time!!), I thought it would be fun to give you a taste of what you receive in the kits...if you missed this one, be sure to keep your eyes open for the next time Kimmie releases a surprise kit. The paper (the full 6x6 pad), individual snowflakes (a full die set!), the flower and pearls were all included in the kit. I used a spellbinder die to cut out the circles and a Memory Box die to cut out the snowflake flourish. I also added some Stardust Stickles to the flower and white snowflakes.  I hope you plan to play along this week! 



For more Wonderful Wednesday inspiration, make sure to check out the KKS blog.

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Saturday, September 24, 2016

spWHOOky Halloween Wishes...a Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...this week we want to see you use BLACK on your creations!


We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them so you can have a 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!! You can enter as many times per month as you'd like!!

Frugal Friday specials are UP! Happy Shopping!

In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a Sketch. 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 ya need it!

Now create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp or any other stamp and be sure to use our colour theme of BLACK as a starting point for your creation!!! You will have until September 30th at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in!

A month ago, Kimmie tipped us off that Dollarama stores in Ontario were carrying a variety of K & Company Halloween embellishments...I rushed right out to snag some! These krafty deals were a perfect fit with our Halloween release last month...love when that happens! When I saw this quirky owl in the K&Company die cuts, I though it would pair perfectly with our new clear stamp set Happy Owl-oween...I used the "spWHOOky Halloween" sentiment. The little bat is from Harvest Blessings, another set released last month. I LOVE that Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps can be combined with so many other products...these die cuts allowed me to create a super quick and fun little card. 


Here's a shot of the inside of my card...I used an image and sentiment from Happy Owl-oween to finish it off. 



Have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's 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!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings, 

Melanie



Sunday, September 18, 2016

Dear Santa...Kraftin' Kimmie September Release Blog Hop!

The September CHRISTMAS Release is NOW available for purchase at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! If you've been following along with the previews this past week, you'll know that this month features a total of NINE new clear stamp sets perfect for all your holiday krafty projects: 

We're celebrating release day with a hop, so grab your favourite beverage and get comfy as you hop around to visit the Krafty Girls and our fabulous guests! You'll see a variety of projects featuring all the September stamps...lots of Christmas Krafty inspiration is coming your way!! 


After the hop, be sure to visit the KKS Shop to place your orders! If you HAVE to have it ALL (and you'll want it all this month!!), we also have our September Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all NINE of the new sets together at a discount! This special bundle is only for a limited time and while supplies last!

My hop card features Dear Santa by Cheryl Grant. I absolutely LOVE this fun Santa image!! I stamped him in Memento Desert Sand Ink and coloured with Copic markers. Additional shading was added using a black Conte crayon applied with a paper blending stump. I used my Cutterbee scissors to fussy cut the image. I always use coordinating markers to go around the edges of my cut images to hide the white paper core. All paper edges were inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Finally I added a bit of twine and a little dollar store tree. 



Here's the full stamp set:



Listed below are the other designers participating in today's blog hop: 

Thanks for visiting...happy shopping!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Treat Yours-Elf...a Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!

Good morning and welcome to sixth and final day of the September Christmas Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! 


Prepare yourself for a ton of holiday fun as we share this week's previews featuring NINE beautiful new clear stamp sets. Each day, we will share projects featuring new stamps by one of our Krafty Artists. The week will culminate in our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY tonight at 6:00 pm EST on our facebook group. You don't want to miss the fun as we chat about the stamps, share lots of creations and give away prizes! After the party, all the stamps will be available for purchase at the KKS Online shop! We will also have a release blog hop on Sunday to share even more inspiration featuring the September release. 

Today's sneak peeks feature two adorable new stamp sets from Krafty Artist Cheryl Grant. The first set is called DEAR SANTA and if features jolly old St. Nick along with six coordinating sentiments. TREAT YOURS-ELF features two fun-loving elves with five coordinating sentiments. 





Additionally, we have our weekly challenge. During release week, our challenge is always ANYTHING GOES, so it will be easy for you to play along! Our fabulous hostess is Krafty Girl Tangii. We hope you plan to play along...this challenge will remain open for one week. One winner will be drawn from all submissions for all September challenges at the end of the month...that lucky stamper will receive a $20 gift card to use at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

My release/challenge card features one of the adorable elves from TREAT YOURS-ELF...love this little guy swinging on the ornament! He was stamped in Memento Desert Sand and coloured with Copics. The fun sentiment is part of the set. 



Listed below are all the Krafty Girls and guests playing along in today's preview/challenge:


Don't forget to join us at the LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY tonight! The stamps will all be released immediately after the pary...hope to see you there!


Blessings,

Melanie

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Holiday Momma

Good morning and welcome to Day Four of the Christmas Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! 

Prepare yourself for a ton of holiday fun as we share this week's previews featuring NINE beautiful new clear stamp sets. Each day, we will share projects featuring new stamps by one of our Krafty Artists. The week will culminate in our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY Saturday evening at 6:00 pm EST on our facebook group. You don't want to miss the fun as we chat about the stamps, share lots of creations and give away prizes! After the party, all the stamps will be available for purchase at the KKS Online shop! We will also have a release blog hop on Sunday to share even more inspiration featuring the September release. 

Today's sneak peeks feature two of four new stamps by Annie Rodrigue called Holiday Daddy-O and Holiday Momma!  Each stamp comes with several coordinating sentiments. These stamps work beautifully to create a scene, but they can also be used individually. 


I used Holiday Momma on my card today. I stamped her in Dessert Sand Memento Ink and coloured her with Copics. I kept the layout clean and simple by just adding a bit of twine and some jingle bells. 



Here's a shot of the two stamp sets: 















Below you will find links to all the Krafty Girls who have previews to share with you today. 


Thanks for visiting! 

Blessings, 

Melanie

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Shake it Up...Day 2 of the September 2016 Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peeks!

Good morning and welcome to Day Two of the Christmas Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! 

Prepare yourself for a ton of holiday fun as we share this week's previews featuring NINE beautiful new clear stamp sets. Each day, we will share projects featuring new stamps by one of our Krafty Artists. The week will culminate in our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY Saturday evening at 6:00 pm EST on our facebook group. You don't want to miss the fun as we chat about the stamps, share lots of creations and give away prizes! After the party, all the stamps will be available for purchase at the KKS Online shop! We will also have a release blog hop on Sunday to share even more inspiration featuring the September release. 

Today's sneak peeks feature a gorgeous new snow globe set from Krafty Artist Becky Pearce called SHAKE IT UP!  It includes a snow globe stamp plus an assortment of animals, accessory stamps and sentiments...there are a total of 18 elements in this set! And it's not just limited to creating snow globes...you'll be amazed by all the creative ways to use this set! 


This set was an add-on option for those who preordered the Surprise Kit a couple of months back.  One of the fun bonuses of ordering these kits is the invitation to play along with the sneak peeks for the stamp sets included in the kit...you will likely see some special guest designers on today's hop for extra inspiration! 



I made a little Christmas note card using the snow globe, penguins, gifts and a sentiment plate for the base of the globe. The images were all coloured with Copics.  I added glamour dust for the snow and then coated the globe with Glossy Accents. All paper edges were sponged with distress ink. 




Listed below are all the sneak peeks featuring SHAKE IT UP! Don't forget to leave comments at each blog for your chance to win a gift voucher for the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps shop..the winner will be announced at the online party this Saturday! 


Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Monday, September 12, 2016

Santa Paws....A Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!

Good morning and welcome to Day ONE of the Christmas Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! 

Prepare yourself for a ton of holiday fun as we share this week's previews featuring NINE beautiful new clear stamp sets. Each day, we will share projects featuring new stamps by one of our Krafty Artists. The week will culminate in our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY Saturday evening at 6:00 pm EST on our facebook group. You don't want to miss the fun as we chat about the stamps, share lots of creations and give away prizes! After the party, all the stamps will be available for purchase at the KKS Online shop! We will also have a release blog hop on Sunday to share even more inspiration featuring the September release. 


We're kicking things off today with an adorable set by artist, Emilie Goulet called SANTA PAWS...it features two main images plus three coordinating sentiments. 


You might remember the Surprise Kit that was available for preorder a couple of months ago...this was one of the stamp sets in the kit! And all the krafty kustomers who purchased the kit were invited to help out with the peeks today so you'll see lots of extra guest designers as you hop around the blogs! We're so excited to have them join in the fun!



My card features the puppy image from the SANTA PAWS set...love this sweet image! I selected some vintage Christmas papers, coloured the image with Copics and embellished with some distress inks, frantage embossing powder and gold paint. I also added a couple of wooden snowflakes painted with gold acrylic paint and a little rhinestone.


Listed below are all the Krafty Girls and Guests who have sneak peeks to share with you featuring the SANTA PAWS stamp set! 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! The winner will be announced at the party, so don't miss it!

Thanks for visiting today! 

Blessings, 

Melanie