Paper Blessings

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


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Rock Star...December Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Welcome to our DECEMBER RELEASE Hop at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! 





Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of FUN new stamps from all our artists for our December release! We know these new stamps will inspire you to make some ROCKIN' creations!! We’ve got an adorable new sentiment set called MAKE A WISH!! There's a supah cute new kids set from Cheryl called SAFARI FUN! And of course, we are SO excited to share TWO new glamourous girl stamp sets from Annie called....ROCK STAR and ROCKER CHICK!


You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our DECEMBER 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 will be available this afternoon after our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY! And don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new December stamps at a discount!! But only for a limited time!

Here's my card featuring Rock Star...isn't she fun?! I stamped her in Memento Desert Sand ink and coloured her with Copics, The fun sentiment comes with the stamp. I distressed my papers, sponged them with black ink and then added some bling with rhinestones and Stardust Stickles. 



Here's the hop list: 

Thanks for visiting...enjoy the new stamps!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Icy Fairy

Welcome to the November Release Blog Hop at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!!



Over the last few days of Krafty Peeks, you have seen all the gorgeous new images for this month including the special edition Krafty Day set called COLOUR MY WORLD (plus a coordinating tote bag), SNOW MUCH LOVE! by Cheryl and two new winter fairy stamp sets from Annie called....ICY FAIRY and SNOWBALL FAIRY! You'll get another chance to see these stamps in action as you hop from blog to blog. Oh, and be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because one lucky stamper will win a $10 gift card!!

My card today features the gorgeous Icy Fairy by Krafty artist Annie Rodrigue. Isn't she gorgeous?? I stamped her in Memento Desert Sand and coloured her with Copics. Her wings and antennae were given a bit of sparkle with Stardust Stickles. The paper is from MME (pretty sure it's called Vintage Christmas). I distressed the paper edges and then added some brown ink and gold acrylic paint. I also added some Frantage embossing powder in both Shabby White and Antique Gold. The holly leaf and word "Joy" are wooden cutouts that were coloured and/or painted before adhering.



Here's the complete blog hop list:

When you’re done hopping, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new rubber stamp sets are available NOW! And don't forget...if you need it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new November stamps at a discount, but only for a limited time!

We also have LOTS of brand new 6x6 paper pads for your holiday and winter creations by companies like Doodlebug, Bo Bunny, Lawn Fawn, Jillibean Soup, Fancy Pants and more!!

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings,

Melanie

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pompom Fairy!

Welcome to October Release Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! We’re celebrating with a hop, so grab yourself a cuppa joe (or tea, in my case!!) and enjoy! 


Over the last few days, you have been treated to sneak peeks featuring the new stamps from all our artists for our October release! We’ve got an adorable new kids set from Cheryl called CANDY CANE KISSES! There's a new set of fabulous holiday mice from Thais called MERRY CHRIST-MOUSE! And of course, we are so excited to share two new CHRISTMAS FAIRY stamp sets from Annie called....SPARKLE FAIRY and POMPOM FAIRY!


You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our October 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 $25 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! And don't forget...if you need it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new October stamps at a discount, but only for a limited time!

My card today features the gorgeous Pompom Fairy by Annie Rodrigue...I adore these fairies!! I stamped her in Memento Desert Sand Ink and coloured her with Copics. I added some Stardust Stickles to her wings. The paper is from one of my favourite Bo Bunny pads. As it's an older pad, it's not in stock, but make sure to check out the KKS shop...there are many seasonal paper pads that would suit these new fairies beautifully! I distressed the paper edges and inked them with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The snowflake embellishment is a Memory Box Die. I added a few rhinestones for a finishing touch. 



We also have LOTS of brand new 6x6 paper pads for your holiday creations by companies like Doodlebug, Bo Bunny, Lawn Fawn, Jillibean Soup, Fancy Pants and more, so make sure to take time to have a look around the KKS shop

Here's the list for today's hop: 

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Trick or Eat...Release Day at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

We're so excited! It’s our SEPTEMBER RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! 


Over the last few days in the Krafty Peeks, you have seen the new September stamps from all our artists. We’ve got an adorable new kids set from Cheryl called CAVE KIDS! There's a new set of fabulous panda bears from Thais called WILD ABOUT YOU! And of course, we are SO excited to share a new frightfully fun stamp set from Annie called....TRICK OR EAT!


You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our SEPTEMBER 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 $25 gift card!! When you’re done hopping, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie shop, because ALL the new rubber stamp sets are now available! If you need it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new September stamps at a discount, but only for a limited time!

I've used one of the awesome zombies from the new Trick or Eat set! This set is a must have for all you Halloween lovers out there! I coloured my zombie with Copics and used some fabulous Graphic 45 Eerie Tale paper. The sentiment is part of the set. 


Here's a list of today's hop participants...have fun, and don't forget to leave comments for your chance to win! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Sea is Calling Me

Welcome back for another fun challenge at Kraftin’ Kimmie StampsThis week our hostess is Becky and her challenge is Ships Ahoy/Water Themed, so create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp or any other stamp that fits this theme and play along! Have some krafty fun and join us this week for your chance to win a $10 gift card to the Shop!

I love mermaids, so I used Becky's Water Themed challenge as an opportunity to pull out one of my favourites from the Sea Jewels set. (the set includes three mermaids and several coordinating sentiments) I used some fabulous vintage papers from a Graphic 45 paper pad, which unfortunately is no longer in stock. However, make sure to click HERE to see the paper pads currently in stock at the KKS store! I really loved the paper with the lighthouse, seashore and text...I have a thing for text on patterned paper. This paper originally included a picture of a women and two children, but I trimmed it down to spotlight the portion I wanted as a backdrop for the mermaid. I also trimmed some of the seashells and starfish from the teal patterned paper to use as a frame around the focal layer. The flourish is an MFT die and I added some pearls. All paper edges were sponges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I stamped the mermaid from Sea Jewels in Memento Desert Sand and coloured her with Copics. 


We've got a dozen of our fave stamp sets on SALE this weekend in our FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS at 25-50% OFF so be sure to check them out! We've also just received some NEW 6x6 paper pads by Doodlebug, MME, Simple Stories and more!! Happy shoppin'!

Pop on over the KKS Blog to check out the wonderful creations by our Krafty Girls and special Krafty Guests featuring this week’s challenge. We hope you play along for your chance to win!!

Thanks for visiting! :)

Blessings, 

Melanie