Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fantasy challenge at Mo's

Happy Halloween everyone! We don't really celebrate it at my house since we don't have children and we live on a dead end street so no one comes Trick or Treating either. And since I would only end up eating all the candy, that works out well!

Our next challenge for Mo's Digital Pencil challenge is to go with a Fantasy or Fantasy/Halloween theme. Fun huh? There are lots of images at the store and since they are all digi's, instant gratification!

I have used the Fortune Teller image for my card today, I love the dark mysterious look of her.

She is colored with copics and my paper is Graphic 45, a gift from my dear friend Patty. I love the rich colors to go along with this image. Flowers are WOC and the sentiment is from Whimsy. I have used some glossy accents on her crystal ball but of course you can't really see it in the photo. Alright then, go eat some chocolate to get a good sugar buzz going and whip out some projects for us to see! You could win a $5 credit to the store ya know!

Skin  E000-00-21-11  R11 cheeks
Dress Shinhan B67-66-63-64
Hair C1-3-5-7-10
Scarf/tablecloth  YG-61-63-67 and Shinhan BG51
Chair  E51-53-55-57-59

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wonderful Wednesdays!

Would you like MORE chances to win our awesome Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps? We've created a fun new SHARE to WIN promotion called WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS!!! Wanna play?
Each Wednesday (except on release preview weeks) we'll be posting some creations by our fabulous Krafty Girls and we're asking YOU to share your Kraftin' Kimmie kreations here for a chance to WIN!! We started last week, so you can submit to last week's WW challenge AND this week's for a chance to WIN the October Kraftin' Kimmie prize pack!!! ...

I have used one of the new You're so Tweet images and layered some nesties up for a different look. 

I have gone a little crazy with the frantage this time but it adds to the shabby look. I tried to color him up to look like a chickadee. 

Your submission must use at least one Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp but can be any theme, any style, any design and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, an altered name it!! It must be a NEW creation (so you can't submit something you made last year...haha!) and you can enter every week for a chance to win and at the end of the month, we'll draw a winner for a Kraftin' Kimmie Prize Pack!!! What do you think.....wanna WIN??

**Please note that you are more than welcome to combine this Share to Win challenge with other challenges, BUT not our regular weekly challenges. This must be a new and different creation than anything you create for our Saturday challenges.

Here is this week's Wonderful Wednesday inspiration to get you kraftin', thanks to our fabulous Krafty Girls!! Then....let's see YOUR kreations!!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Mo's favorite color

Good morning everyone! I hope you are having better weather then we are, it is cold and rainy here and expected to continue for awhile. Oh well, could be ice right? Always looking for the bright side! Today I have a card for the new challenge at Mo's DP2 Challenge and the challenge this week is to use Mo's favorite color which is YELLOW! I love yellow so this was easy for me.

 This cutie is Waiting for Rain and the papers are scraps I had. I went thru a bunch of partially used paper pads and pulled out the papers I liked and the rest I gave to a friends daycare center. She is colored with copics, the lace is prima and the sentiments are Whimsy. I tried to remove the little acrylic birds as I changed my mind but they are stuck on there tight so there ya go.  Okay, we love to see what you show us and if you use a Mo's image you will be in the running for a $5 credit to the store. Good luck!
Skin  E000-00-11-21  R11
Jacket  Y11-13-15-17
Boots/dress  R21-22-24-27-29-59
Pants  YG23-63-67
Hair  E23-27-29

Monday, October 21, 2013

Angel image for Crafty Sentiments

Today is the last preview release for the Crafty Sentiments release and what a lovely way to end the release!

This is "Isobel" and I absolutely love this image!  What a beautiful angel she is!

Papers are Authentique and the lovely pearl trim is from my friend Alyce. I made the little glittered swirly pieces and the border is MS.

Dress  C00-1-3-5
Hair  Y21   E35-97-99-57
Holley   YG25-67
Flute  E53-55-57

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Crafty Sentiments Bell and Present image

Good morning everyone! If you are looking for my Kraftin Kimmie post it is right below this one.

I was nicely asked by the lovely Suzette if I would like to join in on her October release over at Crafty Sentiments and I immediately said "yes" as these images are adorable. They started the release yesterday so if you want to see the image from yesterday please check out the Crafty Sentiments Inspiration blog.

This little sweetie is "Bell and Present" and I have used Kaisercraft paper "75 cents" and copics, colors listed below.

Some WOC flowers and rolled roses and a lovely piece of bling on my ribbon to add a festive touch. Make sure you check in tomorrow for another new image!

Skin  E000-00-11-13  R12
Dress  G40-45-46
Present  Shinhan  BR109-104-101-99 and copic  BG000-01-02-05-07
Bell Y21-23-26 
Hair  E21-25-27-29

Kraftin Kimmie blog hop!

We're so excited! It’s our OCTOBER RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! So grab yourself a cuppa joe, sit back and be prepared for some krafty eye kandy! We're going to inspire your creations with our new stamps and MORE!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists for our October/Winter release! We’ve got something for everyone!! We’ve got TWO sweet new sets featuring our favourite kiddos from Cheryl……HAVE AN ICE DAY! and YOU'RE SO COOL! And we have TWO new sets of fun winter birdies and kiddos from Thais Narciso called...... I'M SNOW HAPPY and YOU'RE SO TWEET! and also artist Rachelle Anne Miller has FOUR awesome new stamps we'll call the CUDDLE UP Collection! Eeeee!!

I have used another one of Cheryl Algers cutie pies today, I just love the thought of going out and getting a Christmas tree to bring home.

Please excuse the silver smear at the top of the card, as I was deciding if I should add a little silver rub n buff to it it squirted all over the card and I didn't have time to remake it. Be glad you couldn't hear me as I do believe I might have said a few nasty words! I added glamour dust to her cuffs and the background trees I added and also a bit over the image with my quickie glue pen. Papers are again Kaisercraft. I don't have a list of markers for you this time but I used mostly Shinhans on this image and a little pan pastel black for shading. 

Not only do we have amazing new rubber stamps for all your winter creations.....but we've made your creating even EASIER with our *exclusive* new KRAFTY KARDMAKING KITS!!! We've designed our OCTOBER KARDMAKING KIT specifically with super cool cards and tags in mind! And we've also got ADD ON packages, in case you want MORE of the goodies found in your kits! Not only that but if you order the October kit, you'll receive 15% off the August OR September kit when you order at the same time!!

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 some lucky stampers will win packages of these incredible stamps from the new release!! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are available NOW! 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

RAM previews!

Welcome back to day FOUR of our OCTOBER Kraftin Kimmie Peeks!!! The awesome new stamps just keep on comin'!!
We are SO thrilled to share the newest set of FOUR stamps from Rachelle! Let's call it the CUDDLE UP collection!!! It includes stamps called.... CUDDLE UP & KEEP WARM, FRIENDSHIP IS TWEET, SNOW MUCH FUN and SNOW WONDER!...

This week our hostess is ALICE! And her challenge is ANYTHING GOES!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin Kimmie stamp with no restrictions! 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. We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN some NEW Kraftin' Kimmie rubbah!!!

My card today is featuring "Friendship is Tweet", again, all about the birds!

Papers are Kaiserkraft, the pine cone die is Memory Box and the doily is from Cheery Lynn. I have gone with a bit of a fall or autumnal colors for this card as it goes by so fast I am trying my darndest to keep it here a bit longer!
Skin  E000-00-11-13  R11
Green G21-24-28-29
Red  E15-19-18
Hair  E23-29
Birds  Y21-24-27

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!!! We'll be releasing all the new stamps you've seen this week PLUS our fabulous new WINTER Kardmaking Kit!! You can read all the details about how you can join us RIGHT HERE!

All the Krafty Girls listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these sweet new stamps from Rachelle! And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away some stamps!!! You could WIN the new CUDDLE UP collection of stamps!!!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party tonight!}

Friday, October 18, 2013

You're So Tweet!

Welcome back to day THREE of our OCTOBER Kraftin Kimmie Peeks!!! Today we are sharing TWO super cute new sets by artist Thais Narciso! They are called.......I'M SNOW HAPPY! and YOU'RE SO TWEET!
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!!! We'll be releasing all the new stamps you've seen this week PLUS our fabulous new Winter Kardmaking Kit!! You can read all the details about how you can join us RIGHT HERE!

I am using one of the bird image on my card today, again, I love anything to do with birds and these little chubby ones are so cute!
I have used some silver diecut snowflakes for an accent,  a paper bow and some Tulip puffy paint on the branch for the snow. I can't find liquid applique very easily but the Tulip paint is at both Michaels and Walmart and works exactly the same. 
Branch  Shinhan BR102-93-92-98
Birds  B00-02-04-06 and R32-35-37-39
Green accents  YG21-23-67
Beige accents  E41-42-43

All the Krafty Girls listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these ADORABLE new sets, 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!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}

Then come on back tomorrow to check out the some MORE new stamps....this time from Rachelle Anne Miller in combination with this week's challenge. And ALL the new stamps will be available on Saturday night at the KKStamps Shop!!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Release week begins!

Good morning everyone! If you are here for my Mo's Digital Pencil card please just take a peek below!

Welcome back to day two of our OCTOBER Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Today we are excited to share TWO supah cute new sets by artist Cheryl Alger just in time for holiday fun!!! We are sharing samples today featuring.......HAVE AN ICE DAY! and YOU'RE SO COOL! 

I just fell in love with this image, isn't Lexi cute? I love anything with birds in it, we always keep at least one bird feeder going all winter long. 

Skin E000-00-11-13
Pants BG70-72-75-78
Shirt  Shinhan R15-2-1
Scarf/hat  YG61-63-65
Boots  E55-57-59
Birds  Shinhan  Y35  YR33-31

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 HAVE AN ICE DAY! and YOU'RE SO COOL! 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 fun new stamps we have to share with you! And ALL the new stamps AND the new OCTOBER KARDMAKING KIT will be available on Saturday night at the KKStamps Shop!!

Vintage challenge

Hello my crafty friends and welcome to the latest challenge for Mo's Digital Pencil challenge blog and today our theme is "Vintage". This isn't my normal style but I have to say I love it and might do it a little more often.

I have used Ragged Angel on my card today and am really pleased with the way it came out.

She is colored with copics and although you can't see it there is a little bit of glitter on her wings, just a touch using a gel stardust pen. I have also frantaged the edges and added some liquid pearl berries to the holly diecut. The sentiment is from Whimsy. Papers are called "Norland" by Farmhouse I believe. They are my favorite xmas papers evah! Okay, thats it for me today, if you come back in awhile you will see another peak at the latest Kraftin Kimmie release too! And we would love to see you play along with our challenge for the next week, you could win a $5 credit to the store!

Skin E000-00-11-13  BV00  R11
Red Shinhan  R15-2-1
Hair   E31-35-37
Shirt/patches  YR21-24-27
Wings  W1-3-5
Skirt  E41-43-44-47

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Friendship challenge at Oozak

Good morning friends! Today I am showing you a card I made for the Oozak Challenge blog and our challenge for the next two weeks is "Friendship". I love this challenge, you can take it is so many directions!

Here is my card and my supply list follows.

We would love to see you play along with us for your chance to win a great prize and if you are interested in being a guest designer just add GDT behind your name.

Copic colors
Skin  E000-00-11-13  BV00  R11
Squirrel   E30-31-35-37
Dress B91-93-95-97-99
Hat/boots   E43-44-47-49

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Batty Princess

Hello everyone and welcome to the weekend! Today's card is for the latest Kraftin Kimmie challenge which is "Back in Black" and is being hosted by the ever so wonderful Sharon. It is also our 200th challenge at Kraftin Kimmies woohoo! and to celebrate this week Kimmie is offering a prize package of one of her fabulous paper packages and a stamp, definitely worth playing for! I have used an older Halloween image, this is Batty Princess.

I tried to slightly spooky but not too over the top, papers are "Wicked" by MME, the skull is a from Michaels and I have used a MD punch for the spider web border. Okee dokee, hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend and don't forget to check out the Frugal Friday specials for this weekend, Kimmie is still having a big sale thru Sunday to celebrate WCMD!

Skin  E000-00-11-13  BV00  R12
Dress BV02-04-08
Hair  YG23-67  N05-07-09
Wings   T2-4-6-8
Shoes  YR16-18
Dotty background   YR00-12-14-18

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Something sweet!

Hello everyone! Today I am back with another card for Mo's Digital Pencil and our hostess this week is the wonderful Tracy and she is asking us to make something along the theme of "Something sweet or good to eat". Now, with the selection available at Mo's this should be a piece of cake, yes, pun intended!

I have chosen to use an older image, this is Dormouse and also my first attempt to color an entire image in pencils. I like the mouse but think I will be sticking to my copics.

Papers are an older MME pad and sorry but I didn't keep track of the pencils I used since I was just sorta grabbing whatever I thought might work. The sentiment is from Whimsy stamps and I have added some puffy paint and a touch of glitter to the cupcake. Okay, we love to see what you are able to show us so please play along and you will also be in the running for  a $5 gift certificate from the store. I can't wait to see what new images are coming up for winter!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Spooky sweet!

Well, welcome back for another supah fun challenge here at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!! We are LOVING your submissions and you are rockin' these challenges!! It's awesome to see so many of you creating with KKS!!! Keep them coming!
This week our hostess is JENNY!! And her challenge is Spooky Sweet!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp that features Halloween or something spooky!! 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!!! ...

My image today is by Cheryl Alger from her Halloween Lulu set, I mean, cute and spooky just screams Cheryl Alger right?

I have tried to do an ombre look with the glitter background, not bad for a first try. I sprinkled black glitter across the bottom of some wide sticky tape then a pale orange across the top, trying to lighten it up as I sprinkled towards the center, then a dark orange in the middle. A bright orange bow, creepy kitty and a Halloween Trinket finishes it off. 
Are you coming to our World Kardmaking 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!!
Happy Fourth Birthday to Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! To help you celebrate, I've put a BUNCH of stamps on SALE for my favourite krafty peeps.....yes, that's YOU!!! There are over 125 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 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!!) These specials will run all week while supplies last!
Birthdays usually involve presents too, right? Well, here's a present for YOU! Every order over $30 will receive a special goodie in their package!! Could be a stamp, could be some adhesive pearls or rhinestones, could be a magnet or will be a fun surprise!!! But only while supplies last!!
PLUS we've got lots of brand NEW 6x6 PAPER PADS in stock!! Lots of holiday pads by Carta Bella, Echo Park, Lawn Fawn, Bo Bunny and more!! Scoop some up along with your new stamps!!! OH and a few of them are on SALE too!
We are thrilled to welcome FOUR new Krafty Guests for the month of October so be sure to say hello and show their creations some love!! Welcome to Alexis, Dana, Kadie and Natalie!! 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Winter inspiration

Hello, everyone! Today is my last post as a guest designer for La-la Land Crafts and I want to thank Irina for her generosity and all of the girls for being so nice. Today we are being inspired by the theme "Winter" and I have used one of the older images but she is so pretty I had just had to pick her.

This is Christmas Lantern Marci and I have gone for a vintage feel to her. She does have a little sparkle on the edges of her collar and pockets but I don't think it shows well in the photo. I have frantaged the poinsettia with rose frantage and have used some silver glass glitter in the center.  My list of supplies and copics are below.

Pretty Poinsettia die
Filigree corner die

Skin E000-00-11-13  BV00  R11-12
Coat  E43-44-47-49
Hat  R81-83-85-89
Hair  E35-39-29
Lantern  Y13-17-38  T2-4-6-8

Dress YG61-63-67

Thursday, October 3, 2013

"H" is for Halloween...and HAPPY!!!!

Today is a very special day for me and do you know why? Because today I get to announce I am the newest member of Mo's Digital Pencil challenge team! I can't even put into words how thrilled I am. They are one of the teams I have followed since I started blogging and to be able to design for them, well, I am beyond honored. Trust me, I could go on and on about how happy I am but that isn't why you are here so onto my card. Today our challenge is to use something that begins with "H", whether it is the image, the feeling or the inspiration. I have gone with "H" is for Halloween and used one of the newer images Mo has designed, this is Tabitha.

I will list my copics below. I have also used a memory box die for my spider and covered it with some MS black glitter, the key and "spooky" diecut is from some Halloween embellishments I picked up last year, I keep all of my holiday themed stuff in boxes to go thru. Okay, make sure you hop over to the DP2 Challenge blog to see the guest designers that were chosen and to link up your image for a chance to win $5 to the store. Mo is always adding new images and if you are like me, I need to get started on my Christmas cards pretty soon!

Skin  E000-00-11-13  BV00  R11-12
Hair  Shinhan BR134, Y36, YR31, BR100
Pumpkins  Y35, YR14-17-07  E19   YG61-65
Dress N1-3-5-7-9
Broom E53-55-59   YR21-24-27

Hat band  YG21-23-25-67

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Operation Write Home Blog Hop!

Hello Hopper! Thank you sooo much for coming by!
We brought our creativity together in the hopes that we would inspire you to join us (DT members) in doing a good deed!
Most of you know our Boys and Gals from the armed forces are deployed all over the world. Sometimes these men and woman are in places that make it very hard, or they’re far away from anywhere that they can pick up a sweet card to send a quick note home. Luckily, they have OPERATION WRITE HOME (OWH). OWH is a non-profit organization that sends special boxes filled with cards to soldiers all over the world. How can you help OWH keep the good deed going? Making cards!!! Yes! OWH angels receive tons of handmade cards from crafters all over the world, then they check and organize cards to be sent out to our soldiers. Take a look at some of their own words about OWH packs:
Now we would love for you to join us to help OWH. We thought it would be amazing fun to do a blog hop to inspire you! Design Teams from PaperTemptress, Oozak and Color me Creative Class will join together in one amazing Card Drive HOP. The fun just gets better! You can join in by making a project (following OWH – size and safety guidelines), entering a picture of the project on the hop inlinkz (One project linked per person please) then mailing the project to us. We would loooove it if you could send as many as you can by November 7th (we will screen them and send all of them to OWH) . You could win super prizes from amazing, super generous sponsors!!! YES!! You do a good deed and you also can win a sweet gift!!!
Thank you to our sponsors
I am using an image by A Day for Daisies and some papers by The Paper Temptress who were both very generous and provided us with freebies for this hop. My image is called “Buddy” and I did a CAS card for me which is a bit of a challenge, along with being more of a boy card but our military are definitely worth the effort!  

Dog  E51-53-55-57
Shirt BG11-13-15-18
Pants  W1-3-5-7
Hair  E23-25-27
Highlight around image  B000-00-01
It’s time to HOP around. Leave little note as you pass by these lovely designers’ blogs! Don’t forget to add you project to the inlinkz at the end of the Hop! You will also find the address to mail your cards at the end of the hop. You can Hop throughout the month of October. This way everyone in their own time can hop and join in!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Anything goes at Oozak!

Good morning all my crafty friends, today I have my card for the Oozak challenge blog and although we started out with a "black and white" theme, we decided to switch it up and make it "Anything Goes" so easy peasy right? Well, I had decided to do something a little different and had used the black and white theme so I am gonna show it to you anyways, be nice okay?

This was a big challenge for me, only using the two colors. I just want to put something colored on it somewhere! I tried to do CAS with some dimension (all of the panels are matted and layered) but I still think it looks kinda flat. I am going to include this with my other cards for the Operation Write Home drive and if you come back tomorrow you can join in with us for the blog hop and your chance to win some prizes too. Plus, helping our military stay in touch with their families which is the best thing of all.

Just Rite stamps  (mine is an older set, Rusty has all the gorgeous new ones though!)
Copic X-press it cardstock

X-press it foam mounting tape
Liquid pearls  (I used adhesive ones but these would work great!)