Paper Blessings

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

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Kiersten...Release Day at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Welcome to our MARCH RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS... we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP! 


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 March release! We know these new stamps will inspire you to make your own fabulous creations! We’ve got an elegant new sentiment set by Becky called RAIN OR SHINE!! There's a supah cute new kids set from Cheryl called SPRINGTIME FRIENDS! And of course, we are thrilled to share two new strong girl sets from Annie called....ELISHA THE MAGE and KIERSTEN THE KNIGHT! Lastly we are thrilled have another incredibly fun set from Emilie Goulet called, YOUNG AT HEART!

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

My card today features Kiersten...isn't she awesome! I stamped her with Memento Ink and coloured her with Copics. I also used some General's Pastel Pencils to add some extra depth. The sentiment comes with the stamp. I used some old DCWV papers. 



Here's the hop list: 

Did you hear about the new COFFEE CARD KITS!! Some of you were lucky enough to scoop up one of the limited edition card kits that were available a couple of weeks ago, but they sold out very quickly! Well, since there has been so much interest in them, I am opening it up to preorders again TODAY! There will be a handful that are ready to go right now and the rest will be PREORDERS and I estimate them to be ready in about a week or so. But again, there are only a limited number so grab one while you can! You will also see some creations along the hop today featuring the Limited Edition I {HEART} COFFEE! stamp set which is in the kit! 

Now let's celebrate with our NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

Melanie

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Laugh Often...February Release Day at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

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


Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of amazing creations featuring new stamp sets. This month's sets are all about books and friendship...two great themes! We’ve got an elegant new sentiment set called HELLO, FRIEND!! There's a cute new kids set from Cheryl called BOOK PALS! And of course, we are SO excited to share two new Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit inspired sets from Annie featuring....GANDALF and GALADRIEL! Lastly we are thrilled have another incredibly fun set from Emilie Goulet called, SQUISHY HUGS!

You will get to see all of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our FEBRUARY 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 $10 gift card!! 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!! Oh, don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features all the new February stamps at a discount, but only for a limited time!

I used one of the gorgeous images from the Squishy Hugs set...I really love this sweet friendship-inspired set by Emilie. I stamped the image in a light coloured ink and coloured with Copics. The sentiment is from one of last month's sets called Words of Inspiration. The papers are from a Little Yellow Bicycle pad...even though this one is not in stock, Kimmie has a TON of great paper pads that you can check out HERE. I added a few rhinestones for a finishing touch. 




Here's the list for today's hop: 

Thanks for visiting!!

Blessings, 

Melanie


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Squishy Hugs...A Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!

Welcome back to day FOUR of the February Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks...all of our brand new rubber stamp sets will be released tonight!

We are so excited to have another amazing set from artist, Emilie Goulet!!! This one's called SQUISHY HUGS...it's all about girlfriends and friendship!! It's perfect for those thinking of you and you're so special kind of cards for all the amazing people in our lives. It features three sweet images plus seven coordinating sentiments!


This week our challenge hostess is TANGII! 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 remember, if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp you'll double your chances to win!! 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 absolutely adore this new set from Emilie...she's got such a fun style! I'm definitely a big fan of her work. :)  Squishy Hugs is a must-have set for your collection...the images are perfect for showing a little love to your special friends. This image is one of the three main stamps included in the set. The set also included many coordinating sentiments that you will love using on your projects. I actually chose to use a sentiment from a set we released last month called Words of Inspiration.  The image was stamped in a light ink and then coloured with Copics. The papers are some scraps from various pads. I used an MFT flourish die to finish it off. 


Here's a picture of the full Squishy Hugs set: 



OH and here's another AMAZING PRIZE that I'm giving away!! Wanna WIN the ENTIRE February release?? Well, GO HERE to find out how!!It involves hanging out with us at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! 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!

All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have fantastic designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps from Emilie! 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!!!! {This winner will be announced at the party tonight!}

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Gandalf...A Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!

Welcome to Day ONE of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps FEBRUARY 2015 previews!!! We're excited to share the new Moonlight Whispers stamp sets by Annie Rodrigue from The Lord of the Rings books!! If you are familiar with these books and movies, you'll easily recognize GANDALF and GALADRIEL!!! 



At the end of my post, you will find a list of the Krafty Girls and Guests participating in today's previews. Be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN some $$ to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!! Woohoo!!!

I can't tell you how thrilled I am with these two new stamps...I've been kind of relentless in asking Kimmie to do this theme for a long time!! lol  I am such a HUGE LOTR fan, and it's such a treat having the characters brought to life by Annie's talented hand. I absolutely love her interpretation of Gandalf...and isn't that quote awesome?! In keeping true to the sentiment, I coloured him as Gandalf the Grey. These papers are a very old Bo Bunny pad, but stop by the KKS Shop to check out the in stock paper pads. I chose a clockwork die by SCACD to reflect the sentiment. 



Here's the list for today's hop:


ALL of our FEBRUARY 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



Thanks for visiting!

Blessings,

Melanie

Sunday, January 18, 2015

All Steamed Up...January Release Day at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Welcome to the January release day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! We’re celebrating with a krafty hop, so get comfy and enjoy some inspiration provided by the Krafty Girls and Krafty Guests. 


Over the last few days in the Krafty Peeks, you have seen the new stamp sets from all of our artists. We’ve got an elegant new sentiment set from Becky Pierce called WORDS OF INSPIRATION, a cute new kids set from Cheryl called IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY, a new steampunk stamp set from Annie called ALL STEAMED UP, and we are thrilled to introduce Emilie Goulet to you with her gorgeous new set, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!


You will get to see all of the new images today in our January Krafty Hop. As you travel from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at every stop because one lucky stamper will win a $10 gift card! After the hop, head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie shop, because ALL the new rubber stamp sets are now available! If you have added every new stamp to your must have list, we also have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new January stamps at a discount, but only avialable for a limited time!

My card features one of Annie's new All Steamed Up characters. I really love this stylin' steampunk guy! I stamped him in Memento Desert Sand ink and coloured  him with Copics. This paper is no longer in stock, but check out the fantastic selection of paper pads in the KKS Shop HERE. All paper edges were distressed and sponged with black ink. The clock is a chipboard piece I received from Krafty Girl Jenny (thanks!!)...I've been saving it for just the right card. I felt it was a perfect fit for this stamp, especially when paired with this sentiment which is included in the stamp set. I used silver acrylic paint on the clock and then sponged it with black ink to give it a more aged look. I really would have loved to add some gears to this card, but unfortunately did not have any in my krafty stash. I must fix that problem! I settled for a few silver pearls to finish it off. 



Here's the list for the entire hop: 

Thanks for visiting today!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Words of Inspiration...a Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!

Welcome to day FOUR of the JANUARY Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!

Today we are thrilled to share the newest set of elegant sentiments by artist BECKY PEARCE! This set features some thoughtful quotes in beautiful fonts and is called WORDS OF INSPIRATION! This set includes nine lovely sentiments.


This week our challenge hostess is JENNY, 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! We'd LOVE to see your KKS designs, so please play along for your chance to WIN a $10 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!

Here's my card featuring one of the gorgeous sentiments from Words of Inspiration. The fonts on these sentiments are beautiful and so versatile. They can be used as the focal point of a project, in combination with an image, as the finishing touch on the inside of a card, on scrapbook pages, journal pages, tags...so many possibilities! I used this sentiment as a focal point on my card. The papers from Wild Rose Studios...make sure to check out the in stock papers at the KKS shop HERE. All paper edges were distressed with scissors and sponged with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. The wooden Kaisercraft heart was painted with acrylic paint and sponged with the Distress Ink. To finish it off, I added an MFT die cut flourish, various trims and some pearls. 



Here's the complete Words of Inspiration set: 


We hope you plan to join us for the LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY tonight! The fun and prizes begins TONIGHT at 6pm EST.

All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have lots of beautiful designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps from Becky. While you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment at each blog because we are giving away a gift card to spend at the KKS shop! {This winner will be announced at the party!}

Happy hoppin'!

Blessings, 

Melanie