Friday, November 30, 2012

Sketch challenge at Stamping Bella

Good Morning my crafty friends! Today I am showing you the card I made for the Stamping Bella challenge which was a sketch. I have used Martha Lulu for my card today.

I believe my paper is some older Prima I got at my lss a year or so ago, lace from my stash and she is colored with copics and prismacolor pencils. I am really loving the added depth I get with the pencils. I have used them before but sorta got away from them and have picked them up again the past few weeks. Sometimes I just can't seem to get my shadows dark enough with my copics. I have added some stickles to her wings, her star and around the edge of my nestie. Next week we want to see "tags" for our weekly challenge, it can be an actual tag or even one you put on a card, and make sure to check out our Bellatastic challenge on SCS? You could play along there too as our current challenge is "Anything goes" and be in the running for $25 in bella bucks. Very generous of Emily I must say! Good luck everyone, can't wait to see what you make!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Stamping Bella challenge on SCS!

Guess what! Stamping Bella is now hosting Bellatastic Tuesday challenges their Splitcoast Stampers Forum and today is the debut of the very first one!

Want a chance to win $25 in Bella Cash to go on a spending spring in the Stamping Bella Store?! Then play along with us! It's an "Anything Goes" challenge this week and the only requirements are that you use any Stamping Bella image and then upload your creation to your Splitcoast Stampers gallery and use the keyword BELLANOV2012!

The challenge will run from today until midnight EST on Monday 10th December 2012. During this time, participants cards will also be posted in a special blog post over on Bloggabella! You may very well also see your cards on our Pinterest board!

The winner of the $25 prize will be chosen at random from the entries, and will be announced here and over on Bloggabella on Tuesday 11th December.

Good luck! and hope to see you there!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Oceanic eyes

Hi everyone! I hope you have all had a wonderful holiday if you are here in the states. I have a couple of days off this week so definitely hoping to get some crafting in. Today I am showcasing my last card as a member of the SCACD dt. Susana and the rest of the team are wonderful to work with but since I have accepted an invitation to be on another team that I have always dreamed of being on something had to give and unfortunately it was SCACD. But if you ever get a little note from Susana asking if you would like to design for her, definitely consider it. She is a wonderful generous person to design for. Ok, now for my card.

This is Oceanic eyes from the latest release and I believe the papers are older prima. She is colored with copics and Shinhan markers and cut out with a spellbinders die. I have colored the matching little crab with copics also then applied a layer of glossy accents. I have also used a Viva Decor glitter liner in hologram around the edges of my sentiment. Love it cause it adds such a nice fine line of glitter. Ok, have a good day and make sure to check out the other SCACD girls blogs for some more inspiration.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Kraftin Kimmie challenge time

Good morning krafty peeps! I hope all my fellow US residents had a wonderful holiday, always nice to get to spend time with my extended family. Today I have my challenge card for Kraftin Kimmies and the challenge this week is "Feeling Festive" and we wanna see a Christmas themed project.

I have used one of my fav images, Toymaker Elf.

I have used a Winter Trinket for my sentiment and he is colored with a combo of copics and prismacolor pencils. Ok, here is your chance to make another holiday card and play along by using a Kraftin Kimmie image on your entry. You will win the image Elaine used on her card this week.

Friday, November 23, 2012

My name is Amandabella!

Hello everyone and did you see my exciting news in the title? I am the newest Stamping Bella babe! I have to say this is something I have wanted for a long time and when Emily asked if I wanted to be a bella babe I didn't hesitate. I use to walk around saying "Amandabella" and now I really can!

Ok, here is my first card for our challenge this week which is "Holiday Wishes". I have used a Mo Manning for Stamping Bella called Jingle Bells.

She is colored with a combo of copics and prismacolor pencils and has a little bit of glamour dust on her cuffs for some bling. Papers are a mix of several pads and my snowflake is from good ol' Walmart from the xmas section. Ok, thanks for visiting me and our challenge next week is a sketch. Make sure to comment to leave a comment on the blog and play along for you chance to win some money to spend at the store.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Travel girls blog hop time!

Hi everyone! It is time for the monthly new release blog hop for Kraftin Kimmies and today we are featuring the new release which is all about traveling.

I am showcasing one of a new line in the store, this is a lovely little cottage with a beautiful sentiment. I have added the drawing of the shingles so you know it just comes as a simple roof.

I tried to make the windows look like they were glowing aka Thomas Kinkade. I would love to live in one of his scenes! Not so happy with my grass, should have left off the small blades but I will work on that some other day. Ok, make sure you check out the links below and comment as you go for your chance to win a selection of stamps from this release. And don't forget about our challenge this week, it is a sketch and please make sure to use a Kraftin Kimmie image to be eligible to win a stamp.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Moonlight Whispers and challenge day

So are you here for a new challenge or are you here to check out the brand new ANNIE stamps for NOVEMBER???? Well, either way, we've got ya covered!! Not only do we have a new weekly challenge but we also have SIX new AWESOME stamps!!!
This month we are adding to a theme that we've already started.....TRAVEL GIRLS!!! I posted a question on our Facebook fan page about what travel girls you'd like to see and we have SIX of your most popular answers in today's previews!!!!

Just wait 'til you see all the incredible creations by the Krafty Girls and Guests featuring Carmen from Spain, Felina from Mexico, Helena from Greece, Myriam from Switzerland, Priya from India and Svetlana from Russia!! Prepare your pocketbook.....because you're gonna want them ALL!
I have used Helena on my card today to honor my grandmother who is of Greek heritage. 
 My lovely lass is colored with copics and the paper is a combo of MME and Bazzill Basics in licorice. I have used one of the new Spellbinders D-lites for the fence and the background die is from my friend Elaine.  

Check out all the amazing creations on today's hop in combination with this week's challenge!!  The lovely SHERI is our hostess this week and her challenge features a fantastic SKETCH!! Use the sketch she has provided as inspiration for your card or scrapbook page! And the random winner of this week's challenge will receive the new MYRIAM, as featured on her gorgeous creation!! We really hope you are inspired by this week's challenge and share your inky creations!!! We SO enjoy seeing your beautiful designs inspired by our challenges!  Oh, and Kimmie is having a big clearance sale this week so check it out when you order from the new release!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Cute o saurus!

Today at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps we are sharing a new set by the totally talented Emilie Goulet!!! We've got something super cute and so unique for you!! Perfect for the little kidlets in your life....and maybe some old fossils too!!! It's CUTE-A-SAURUS!! Emilie has created a fun set of DINOSAUR images for your cards and scrapbook pages!

Below you will find a list of all the Krafty Girls who are sharing PEEKS with you today!! And as you're hoppin' around, be sure to leave a comment at each stop because someone will win a package of these fun stamps!!

All our new NOVEMBER 2012 stamps will be available on Sunday at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! And come on back tomorrow because not only will we have a fantastic new challenge for you, but we'll be revealing the NEW stamps by Annie Rodrigue!!! Get ready to take a trip around the world!!

I am showing you a little sweetie today and he is holding a flower just for you!

Papers are some of my fav's right now, For The Record (not in stock right now at SCACD but lots of others available for you), colored with copics and some twinery twine with some buttons so it isn't too girly. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Off we go!

Welcome back to our NOVEMBER Krafty Peeks!!! Today we are excited to share the TWO new SETS by artist Cheryl Alger!!! First we have some characters that you are already familiar with.....Lulu, Lexi and Lucas! And we are very excited to share a sweet new inspirational set by Cheryl!!! It's OFF WE GO!! and DELIGHTFUL VERSES!!!
Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE new stamps we have to show you , this time by artist Emilie Goulet!!! And ALL the new stamps will be available on Sunday at the KKStamps Shop!!
Happy hoppin'!
I have used one of our newer characters, this is Lexi and her suitcase.

Papers are Prima and the die behind my flowers is a Memory Box Amira flourish. My bird is Studio Calico and I covered him (or her) with the wonderful Viva decor 3d paint.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Stamping Bella challenge

Hey everyone! Hope you have been enjoying the Kraftin Kimmie release and  be sure to check back tomorrow, we have some new Cheryl Alger images and a new series Kimmie is showing off this month.

I got a chance to make a card to play along in the Stamping Bella challenge which is a sketch, my favorite kind of challenge.

This is Eve under the mistletoe and she is colored with copics and Shinhan touch twin markers. I have added some Glamour dust to her dress and my flowers are WOC. The holly leaves are from my local craft store, definitely going back for more of them! Ok, enjoy your evening!

Travel Trinket Time

Ha! Can you say that title three times fast? Today starts the new release for Kraftin Kimmie stamps and today we are showcasing the latest Trinket release.

My project today is something I have never done before and I apologize cause I couldn't get decent pictures but irl I am really pleased with it!

I made a wine tag, ok sparkling cider tag but what the hey? I took a Ranger #10 tag and covered it with the fabulous glitter paper I bought at my local craft store and added one of the new Trinkets onto a doily and adhered to it. Flowers and pearls are WOC. Oh, I punched the hole in the top with a cirlce punch. This took me all of 20 minutes to do but it really looks pretty irl. Ok, make sure you leave a comment on all of the Krafty girls blogs for your chance to win a set of Trinkets and come back tomorrow for another preview!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Food and drink

Saturday everyone and time to celebrate with some "Food or drink" which is the challenge this week at Kraftin Kimmies and our hostess this week is Kerry and she is using Grace whcih will be your prize if you join in and are the lucky winner of this weeks challenge.  

I have chosen to use Nettie for my card today as I haven't had a chance to ink her up yet.

Papers are older Memory Box and I have used a Holiday Trinket and smeared some stickles over it to give it a little bling. I have also outlined my nestie with stickles for a finished edge. Ok, your turn to get Krafty now and show us your card for your chance to win, just make sure you use a Kraftin Kimmie image to be eligible to win the prize. Also, don't forget to check out the Frugal Friday Specials by clicking on the Deals, Deals, Deals section in the shop.  They are all winter themed and "must haves" for your stamping arsenal.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Little Draco

Woohoo almost to the weekend. I am working tomorrow but all is good, I was off Monday and that made for a nice long weekend. Today the girls from SCACD are showcasing the lastest release and we have all chosen a different image so you can perhaps see them in a new way. Always fun to see someone else's take on an image.

I have used Little Draco and have colored him with both copics and Shinhan Touch twin markers with some shading in blue around the outer edge using Prismacolor pencils.

I have used a Classic Timepiece die in the corner and some Petaloo velvet hydrangeas in the corner. Papers are an older Prima pad but SCACD has a large selection of papers for you to chose from to suit your own taste. Ok, make sure you check out all the other girls to see their projects.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sugar Nellie Fairy

Good afternoon my friends! I hope everyone is doing well and for everyone who weathered the storm I hope your lives are getting back to normal. I have today off since I am working Saturday and managed to get some coloring in. My card I am showing today is a Sugar Nellie image called Jasmine.

Papers are Kaisercraft and I don't see these particular ones but I believe they are new so may not be listed yet, they are called Pickled Pear. She is colored with copics and Shinhan touch twin markers. Flowers are WOC and I have used stickles in diamond on her wings and around the die. Ok, see you later in the week! I am entering this into:
 the Sugar Nellie challenge which is a sketch and color theme option
and also the Cute Card Thursday challenge which is fairies or angels
Challenge 4 Everybody anything goes
Cupcake Crafts Challenge   use kraft paper

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Frugal Friday specials

It's Friday once again and at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop, that means Frugal Friday Specials are UP!! Several of our most popular stamps are on special 30-50% OFF, but just for the weekend, so scoop them up while you can!
P.S. Don't forget that the October Gimme Kimmies Kits are only up for a couple more days!!! The new stamps at a discount.....GO!!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

SCACD blog hop time!

This is SCACD's last 2 stamp releases of the year! We're bringing you cuteness from Elisabeth Bell for SCACD with 4 new adorable stamps in the Sampler #8 Collection. We also have Susana Loves Stamps new collection- Mythical Reflections which brings you 4 more mythical stamps to help inspire you and help you create! Be sure to check out all the details on the SCACD store blog and hop along with the SCACD DT as we showcase these amazing new stamps!

 If you are following along in the blog hop you should have arrived here from Suzanne's blog. I have two images today, the first one is from the SCACD Mythical Reflections release and she is called Dawn's Fairy.

She is colored with both copics and Shinhan Touch Twin markers, the papers are Basic Grey Plumeria and I have made some pearls for the corners using the Viva Decor pearl pen. I wanted to keep the background simple as this is such a large and dramatic image.

Next up is Butterfly Kisses by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD.

I have colored her again with both copics and Shinhan markers, paper is Basic Grey Lucille and I have masked her and created the tulip background using a MIC background and the chipboard in the corner is also by MIC that I colored with my Shinhan markers and added a dab of stickles to the flowers and a pearl in the center. Ok, that is it for me today, the stamps are now available and if you buy an entire set Susana is giving you a discount and make sure you check out all of the goodies in the store while you are there! Next on the hop is Lori.