Paper Blessings

Sunday, April 15, 2018

April 2018 Release Blog Hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Today we are celebrating the release of our four NEW APRIL stamp sets at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!

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The new stamps are available in the shop and we are celebrating with a big hop around the design team and guests' blogs to check out the stamps in action! Grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while you hop around and enjoy all the amazing creations.

This month's release includes: 
  1. Loretta Laundry (UPDATE: SOLD OUT)
  2. What's Up Dude?
  3. Enduring Love
  4. Hard Workin' Dudes!

I made a 4x4 card with one of the main images from the HARD WORKIN' DUDES set. I stamped him in Desert Sand ink from Memento and coloured him with Copics. 



Here's the list for the rest of the hop...make sure to stop by the shop after to do some krafty shopping!

Thanks for visiting,

Blessings!

Melanie 

Friday, April 13, 2018

Enduring Love...a Kraftin' Kimmie Preview

Welcome to Day THREE of our April Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!



Today we are sharing a beautiful new set designed to help you create inspirational projects for those who need an encouraging word. Introducing ENDURING LOVE by Melissa Baker-Nguyen. This gorgeous set includes 7 scripture verses in different fonts. They are perfect as the focal point of a project, or to use in combination with images. A portion of the sales from the set will be donated to the CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY. 

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You will see these beautiful sentiments in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs. The list of Krafty design team members and Krafty Guest is at the end of my post. Be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a $10 gift voucher to the krafty shop!!

Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page! The winners will be announced at the party so don't miss it!

You'll get to see all the incredible creations for April as we share them each day this week! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 1pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL four of the new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!

Here's my bookmark featuring one of the scripture sentiments from ENDURING LOVE. The background was created with distress oxide inks spritzed with water. I also added a butterfly from the BUTTERFLY DREAMS set. Both the sentiment and the butterfly were stamped in Versafine ink. I added some Wink of Stella glitter to the butterfly. The tassel was created with embroidery floss (thanks again to my friend Alexis for the tutorial on these tassels!) and I added a little charm to finish it off.



Here's a look at the full set:

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Here's the hop list:


Thanks for visiting.

Blessings,

Melanie

Thursday, April 12, 2018

What's Up Dude...a Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek


Welcome to Day TWO of our April Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
You asked for it, so we've got it! It's an amazing new TEEN BOYS stamp set by artist Emilie Goulet!

Introducing.....WHAT'S UP, DUDE? This totally rad set features two main images plus FOUR super cool sentiments! They're perfect for all the guys in your life!

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You will see these handsome dudes in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs! You'll see the list of Krafty design team members and Krafty Guest below and be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a $10 gift voucher to the krafty shop!!

Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page! The winners will be announced at the party so don't miss it!

You'll get to see all the incredible creations for April as we share them each day this week! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 1pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL four of the new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!

Here's my card featuring the skateboarder from What's Up Dude. I coloured him with copics, created a background with distress oxide inks and added a sentiment from the set.



Here's a look at the full set:
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Here's the hop list:

Thanks for visiting.

Blessings,

Melanie

Saturday, March 31, 2018

You are Magical...a Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge

Welcome to another fabulous Krafty Challenge! We've got a super easy theme for you this week... 
GLITTER!!!

Submit your glittery design for your chance to WIN! You have until Friday, April 6th to enter this challenge. Keep in mind, all entries are welcome but you must use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp in order to win.

Each Saturday we post a new challenge and you can enter as many times as you like. And each submission during the month will enter you into the monthly prize of a $40 gift voucher to spend in the krafty shop! 

I made a glittery bookmark featuring the adorable Unicorns and Rainbows stamp set. I stamped one of the unicorns on hammermill paper and coloured her with copics. The background is a blend of oxide inks spritzed with a little water. I die cut a couple of clouds, added a sentiment from the set and used a combination of stardust stickles and wink of stella to add the glittery touches. At our recent krop at Kimmie's house, the amazing Alexis showed us how to make these fantastic tassels for tags and bookmarks. Following Alexis's example, I added a little charm to my tassel. 



We've also got a fun sketch for your inspiration for March. You don't have to use it but if you need a little extra kickstart in your mojo, feel free to use it any time.

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Be sure to hop on over to the Krafty Shop this weekend because our FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS are up with FOUR of our amazing stamp sets on 40% OFF! Some of these sets will NOT be restocked in the future so it may be your last chance to snap them up!


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Make sure to visit the rest of the krafty team and our guests to see what everybody created this week!


Thanks for visiting, 

Blessings, 

Melanie

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Inspirational Wednesday...Fearless Farah

Good morning and welcome to the Kraftin' Kimmie Inspirational Wednesday post!

Each week one of our amazing design team members will  inspire you to get creative with your krafty stamps.

This week it's my turn to share a project. I inked up FEARLESS FARRAH!

 I stamped her in Memento Desert Sand ink on Hammermill paper and coloured her with Copics. That fun sentiment is part of the stamp set. 


We've also got a fun sketch for your inspiration for March!  You don't have to use it but if you need a little extra kickstart in your mojo, feel free to use it any time!


And guess what??!!  Kimmie has put the 
FEARLESS FARRAH stamp set on SALE!
SO you have all week to pick up this adorable stamp set at a SPECIAL price!


Thanks for visiting...blessings!

Melanie

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Birthday Bianca...March Kraftin' Kimmie Release Blog Hop

Today we are celebrating the amazing release of ALL of our NEW March Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!


ALL THREE new sets are NOW AVAILABLE in the Krafty Shop!

We are celebrating with a big happy hop around the design team blogs to check out the stamps in action! Grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while you hop around and enjoy all the amazing creations!!

This month's release includes: 

  1. KICK ASSY BIRTHDAY!
  2. BIRTHDAY BIANCA
  3. DINO-MITE PALS!

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

I made a little 4x4 card with Birthday Bianca. As I wanted to make a mini-card, I cropped most of the image and used a spellbinders circle die to frame her. She was stamped on Neenah paper and coloured with Copics. The fun sentiment comes with the set. 


Here's the set: 

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Here's the hop list: 

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings,

Melanie

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Dino-mite Pals...Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Sneak Peek

Welcome back to Day THREE of our March Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Today is the final day of peeks and the release party is THIS AFTERNOON at 1pm EST on Facebook!  Are you going to join in and help us celebrate ALL the new sets?

Our last adorable stamp set is from fabulous artist Becky Pearce!!! It's called DINO-MITE PALS! Think of all the quick and simple cards, tags, gift bags, party decorations and suplies you could design and all the fabulous scenes you can create with this set! So easy to add to scrapbook pages, pocket pages, bookmarks and lots more! It's totally up to YOU what you create!! The set comes with FOUR main images, LOTS of accessory stamps and also SIX fun coordinating sentiments! There's a total of SIXTEEN stamps!!!

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It's also CHALLENGE DAY and as always, during release week the theme is ANYTHING GOES!!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp! 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. You have a week to play with this challenge (until March 16th) and at the end of the month, we'll announce a WINNER from all of the weekly challenges for March! We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN a $40 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!! Wanna win??

All the Krafty Design Team members and Guests listed at the end of my post have lots of stunning creations to share with you today featuring the DINO-MITE PALS! 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 LIVE Online Release Party this afternoon, so don't miss it!

Here's my CAS mini card featuring DINO-MITE PALS. I stamped the dinos on watercolour paper and coloured with with polychromos blended with Gamsol. I also added one of the great sentiments from the set. 



Here's the full set:

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Here's the hop list:

Thanks for visiting! 

Blessings, 

Melanie