Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Blog candy every week for 10 weeks!

Hey guys! Just wanted to give you a heads up to a new cardmaker out there, my buddy Nicole from Nicoles Craft Nook and she is offering blog candy for the next 10 weeks so lots of chances to win some goodies. Hop over and check out her cards, her enthusiasm is awesome! and follow along for your chance to win some stash!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Bunny with a bouquet

Good Morning everyone! I have a card today for the fabulous Marker Pop. This image is Bunny with flowers by Wild Rose Studio. Now I have to say, I am not very good at coloring fur but was pretty pleased with this little guy although it is difficult to see his eyes thru all of my strokes!

He is colored with copics and I have used some yellow atyou spica glitter pen for the centers of the flowers. Papers are the lovely vintage looking Authentique Cherish. Lots of stickles around the edges of my image and some lace from my stash and he is all ready to go. Ok, if you want to see a list of my copic colors please check out the Marker Pop blog and I want to thank Kelli and the girls for having me this month. They have been really great to work with!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Fun in the Sun!

Well, welcome back for another supah fun challenge here at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!! We've got another fantastically FUN challenge for you this week! Come along and play with us! 

This week our hostess is Melanie!! And her challenge is FUN IN THE SUN!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp that features the beach, the sun, outdoor scenes of some kind!! 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 some Kraftin' Kimmie rubbah!!!
Don't forget to check out this week's FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS with several of our fave stamps and stamp sets on 30-50% OFF, but just for the weekend!!

Our challenge this week is "Fun in the Sun" and I have used a little girl with a lot of attitude! This is from the new Totally Tubular set by Cheryl Alger and I love how she has her hand on her hip, all "whats up with that"! I have paper pieced her swimsuit and used a little clamshell die for the sentiment base. Paper is Happy Day by Echo Park.
And she also has multiple layers of glossy accents on her glasses as I got bubbles in it the first go round, then dented it before it dried etc etc. And now it has small craters on top from all the layers I guess. Oh well. 

Okay, make sure to play and PLEASE use a Kraftin Kimmie image to be in the drawing for a free stamp! 

Happy kraftin'!!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Release Day!

Well welcome back!! It’s Krafty RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists! We’ve got something for everyone!! We've got TWO sweet new summertime sets from Nicole.......GOOD VIBRATIONS and SUMMER LOVIN’!! We’ve got two sweet new sets from Cheryl……SHELL ME A STORY and TOTALLY TUBULAR!! And of course we have an amazing new set of SIX awesome stamps in our BEACHY GIRLS collection and they are simply A-mazing!!

I have used Lexi in her swimming pool today, she looks very relaxed doesn't she?
I have added a few freckles so she looks more like me lol! and she is colored with copics and some chalk pencil to add a little shading to her pool. The bucket accent is also from our Summer Lovin release, these images make great embellishments for on your cards. 

And of course, as always, we have our Gimme Kimmies Kits available for those of you who ‘need it all’!! The stamps are grouped together by artist and are available at a discount, but only for a limited time!!
We’ve also rereleased some of our favourite Retired Summer stamps….Eleanor, Florence, Jack and Mae which you can pick up right now! AND we’ve put our awesome BEACHY SENTIMENTS and MERMAID SENTIMENTS on special right now to coordinate with ALL of our new stamps!!
Have you seen our new section…..KRAFTYSINGLES?? Well, we’ve had some people asking for some of our sets of stamps as single images…and while we can do it on an ongoing basis, we’ve split a few of them up for you but only while supplies last!! So head on over and check out which ones are up this week! 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Challenge time at Kraftin Kimmies!

Welcome back to Day FOUR of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps May previews!!! We are back with three more of our sassy BEACHY GIRLS for you today! Just wait 'til ya see!
We've also got a new challenge for you today! Lots of fun stuff happenin' at the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge blog!!

Today we have the last three stamps from our BEACHY GIRLS collection to show you! Just wait 'til you see how the Krafty Girls have used them!! We've got MARGARITA, RIVER and SUNNIE to share! It's another incredibly fun release!! You will love it!
This will also be the last set of stamps from Annie for a little while as she's taking a bit of a hiatus from stamp art at the moment. And as she's taking some time off, we are THRILLED to finally be able to share a BIG SECRET with you!!! Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is super excited to tell you that we will be introducing TWO new artists to the KKS family next month!!! We're not going to tell you who they are just yet.....but you may recognize their style.... and their names!!! Teehee!!!
There are lots of amazing creations on today's hop in combination with this week's challenge!! The lovely KAREN is our hostess this week and her challenge is ANYTHING GOES!! We want EVERYONE to play along and have a chance to win the new SUNNIE stamp, as featured on Karen's 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!
Today I am showcasing "Sunnie" myself, these images make me want to fly somewhere tropical! I promise, no bikini though. You're welcome.
Again, I am using some older papers trying to work my way thru my stash, and the die is by MFT. I also did a little different outline on her today with the blue prisma pencils, I kinda like it!
ALL of our MAY stamps will be available TONIGHT at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! We'll be celebrating at our ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!! It's over at our KKS Facebook fan page! Join us for all the fun!! You can find more details here!!
See you tonight! Happy hoppin'!! 

Friday, May 17, 2013

My friends wedding card

Well, one week to go until my friend Roberta's wedding and since she doesn't follow my blog (what's up with that?) I figured I could post the card I made for her. 

This image is from LOTV and is called Together Forever which I thought was perfect for her.

Papers are MME I found at Michaels, I have never seen them anywhere else, they are called Bramble rose and the flowers are from WOC.

I would like to enter this into their challenge which is "Boy oh Boy". Okay, enjoy your evening, the weather here in Pennsylvania is gorgeous tonite so I am gonna go outside and enjoy it!

Hula hula....

Good morning everyone! We are back today with the day 3 new release at Kraftin Kimmies and today we are showcasing some new Moonlight Whispers images by Annie Rodrigue. Also make sure to check back on Saturday when we will let you know who has been the lucky winners of some free images this week! A lot of the Krafty girls will also be joining up on facebook for lots of chatter, questions and fun so make sure you join us at 6pm est this Saturday on the Kraftin Kimmie facebook page.

My card today features Leilani, wish I looked this good in a hula skirt! I sent this card to my new friend, Nicole. She is just getting started with cardmaking but from the looks of it, she is gonna go far!

This paper I have had for years and finally had a reason to pull it out. The hydrangea blossom is by Prima and she is colored with my good ol copics. The sentiment is included with the image. 

Okay, make sure to check out all of the other girls cards and leave a comment as you go to be entered into the drawing for some of the release images from today!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Sea shells by the seashore

Welcome back to day two of our MAY Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Today we are excited to share TWO supah cute new sets by artist Cheryl Alger!!! Check out these fabulous summer sets!!! They're called.......SHELL ME A STORY and TOTALLY TUBULAR!!

Would you like to know who won the new stamp sets that we previewed yesterday???!! Well, you'll just have to wait until Saturday night at this month's ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes!!! You can read all the details about how you can join us RIGHT HERE!

Today I have used Mermaid Lulu, she comes in a set of three images with several sentiments. 

The paper is "For the Record" by Echo Park, one of my fav pads ever. I know Kimmie doesn't have it in the shop cause it is older but she does have a lot of other paper pads available. My dies are by Lala land crafts (the water lily and banner) and of course, stickles all over the place!
All the Krafty Girls listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you, so be sure to hop over to each of them! And while you're there, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away one of EACH of the new sets!!! You could WIN one of the new SHELL ME A STORY or TOTALLY TUBULAR stamp sets!!!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}

Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE new summery stamps we have to share with you! And ALL the new stamps will be available on Saturday night at the KKStamps Shop!!

Happy hoppin'!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Summer lovin!

Guess what???!! It's that time again........ time for Kraftin' Kimmie's MAY 2013 RELEASE!!!!!

We are kicking off the *New* MAY Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps previews today and we're SO excited to share these new stamps with you from artist, Nicole Aspinall!!! Today we’d like to introduce you to these FUN SUMMERTIME image sets ….GOOD VIBRATIONS and SUMMER LOVIN'!!!
After the success of our awesome Trinket stamps by Nicole, we're thrilled to share these fun image stamps we've designed!! You can create either clean and simple cards with them or much more elaborate designs!! And you'll see this in the amazing samples today!
I have two images from the Summer Lovin set today and wanted to show you how I keep track of birthdays. This is a chipboard book from the local craft store. I just covered each page with a different paper (good way to use up scraps!) and made a blank page with the month on it to write down upcoming birthdays. Each month gets its own page and I just flip it over come the next month. 

It is fun to add little stamped images to coordinate with the month or holiday that month. As you can see, my dad and two of my nephews have birthdays coming up and now I won't forget!
We have lots of inspiration from the Krafty Girls, so hop around....and be sure to comment at each and every stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN BOTH of the new GOOD VIBRATIONS and SUMMER LOVIN' sets!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}

OH YES!! We are having another amazing ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! It's happening this SATURDAY evening at our Facebook fan page....and you can get ALL the details HERE!!! ALL the new stamps we're sharing over the next few days will be released on SATURDAY!!

Happy kraftin'!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Marker Pop guest designer

Hi everyone! Today is my first post as a guest designer for Marker Pop and my card today features an adorable stamp, this is Birthday girl by Wild Rose Studio.


She is colored with copics and a Shinhan touch twin marker for some added depth, I love the R1 by Shinhan, really dark and rich. I have used some atyou spica pens for the flames on the candles and the flowers are chipboard are from my stash. Ok, for more details on my copic colors please check out the Marker Pop blog. And I don't know why part of my paragraph is to the side of the picture, I can't get it to quit so please ignore it. Please and thanks.

Saturday, May 11, 2013


Woohoo! It's the weekend and I am sooo thankful! And Happy Mothers Day to all of my friends with kiddos (or pets like me, we count too). Anyways, today's challenge at Kraftin Kimmies is being hosted by buddy Sheri and she is making this challenge super easy, she just wants to see a sentiment on your card. Now c'mon, how easy is that?

I have used one of the newer releases, this is Mary Poppins.

 I colored her awhile back so not sure what papers I used but I did try to use some distress inks around the edges, didn't work out so well though. Word of caution, distress inks and xpress it cardstock don't work at all, even if you try to limit the amount of water you use. Just sayin.

Okay, make sure you check out the Frugal Friday specials and next week starts our latest release peeks so be sure to check back soon!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Marker Pop and Tiddly Inks blog hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the MarkerPOP! + Tiddly Inks Blog Hop!!! MarkerPOP! is the home of premium markers plus lots more! Tiddly Inks provides cute and quirky stamps---both digital and clear---plus some digital papers; all are illustrated by Christy Croll! Today we are teaming up to share some amazing projects using some of the adorable Tiddly Inks images along with some of our favorite coloring tools from MarkerPOP.com. If you are just joining us on the hop, you are going to want to start back at the beginning of the hop list which can be found at the end of this post!

Being the guest designer for Marker Pop this month I was lucky enough to be asked to join in! I use to be a Tiddly Inker so it was great fun for me to get a chance to color up an image again. I have used Happy Bee Day, love this image!

She is colored with copics and I apologize, I can't find the paper pad I used. That is what I get for cleaning up after myself! The sentiment is cut with an Xcut bookplate die die and everything is backed with black cardstock for some pop.

PRIZES: We have TWO awesome Tiddly Inks stamp sets up for grabs! One sponsored by MarkerPOP! and one from Tiddly Inks!
HOW TO WIN: Visit the blogs on the hop list below and leave a comment on their Blog Hop post. TWO winners will be randomly selected from all comments left. The more you comment on, the better your chances of winning!
Hop will run through Monday, May 13th at 11:59pm EST. Blog Hop winners will be announced Tuesday, May 14th! Happy Hopping!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Its a Banner Day!

Well, welcome back for another supah fun challenge here at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!! We are LOVING your submissions!!! You're rockin' these challenges!! It's awesome to see so many of you creating with KKS!!! Keep them coming!

This week our hostess is SHARON!! And her challenge is BANNERS!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp that features a banner of some sort!! 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 some Kraftin' Kimmie rubbah!!!  

I have used the awesome Esmerelda for my card this week. I have had her for a bit but just haven't found a challenge that suited her but the banner challenge this week made me think of the big top so there ya go!

Unfortunately I'm not wild about the banner I used, it is painted with twinkling H2O's but the red is a little off for me. But I am happy with the card otherwise. I colored her with copics but I have no idea what paper pad I used as I have had her sitting off to the side with these papers for awhile. 
Are you coming to our National Scrapbook Day Krafty Krop??? It starts this morning on the KKStamps Facebook Fan page!!! We've got fun challenges for you every couple of hours starting at 10am EST....lots of chit chat with the Krafty Girls.....krafty fun and PRIZES!!! You'll have almost a week to upload your submissions but a bunch of us are hangin' out and gettin' krafty together TODAY!!! Come join us!!

**NSD SALE!! I've also put a BUNCH of stamps on SALE for my favourite krafty peeps.....yes, that's YOU!!! There are about FIFTY of our fave stamps and stamp sets on SPECIAL 20-50% OFF for this weekend only!! PLUS so many of you have requested to see some of our RETIRED stamps back in the shop, so guess what?! I just *might* have some in the shop this morning BUT there are very limited quantities....so if you want it, scoop it up before it's gone!!! (To bring up all the retired stamps in one spot, just search 'retired' in the search bar!!)
PLUS we've got lots of brand NEW 6x6 PAPER PADS in stock and some 8x8s!!! {Canadian shipping will remain the same right now, but US/International customers, please check with us first as there may be extra shipping charges because of the weight.} We've got new Bo Bunny, Carta Bella, Websters Pages, Best Creation, Fancy Pants, Graphic 45, Cosmo Cricket, Echo Park and Simple Stories...soooo many fun designs! Scoop some up along with your new stamps!!! OH and a few of them are on SALE too! 
ALSO have you heard about the new section in the shop.....called KRAFTY SINGLES?? Some of you have asked about purchasing some of the images from our sets of stamps and while we can't do it on an ongoing basis, I will be putting some singles in there occasionally....feel free to make requests! Right now we have the single stamps from LOVELY LULU and WORLD OF WONDER but only for a limited time!!

Check out the wonderful creations by our Krafty Girls featuring this week's challenge!! If you join us and play along, you could WIN a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp!!!

Happy kraftin'!!