Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Just Rite challenge

Good evening guys! I have something a little different today, see I love Just Rite Stamps and have several sets but I never seem to know how to use them. Well, I decided to just bite the bullet as I would like to do some things out of "my norm" and made up a card. Not wild about it but not bad either.

I have actually used three different sets, the center image, the butterfly and the embossed lacy border. Unfortunately some of them aren't available anymore. I tried to go with a softer color palette, I think that is what is throwing me off. You know I like bright and bold combos!

Okay, I would like to enter this into the Just Rite challenge this week using their photo for my inspiration.

Check back tomorrow for my Oozak card, if you have any sense of humor I think you will love it!

Friday, July 26, 2013

My first shadowbox

TGIF! And today is also the last day of our La-la land crafts release and I have made my first (but not my last for sure) shadowbox. Today I am showcasing the Christmas Shadow Box along with Christmas Ornament Marcithe Pretty Poinsettia dieOpen Leaf flourish die and the Heart snowflake dies.

I have coated the shadowbox with some glazes I had laying around, they have a slight metallic sheen to them and then covered the hills with some chunky type of mica glitter for some texture. I also suspended my snowflakes with some wire glued to the back and then wrapped around a popsicle stick and suspended from the top of the inside of the shadowbox. This way they move and add a little dimension to the project. This will be so cute at my desk come Christmas time!
Copics:
Skin  E000-00-11-13, BV01 and R20-21
Hair  E21-35-99-57-49
Sweater   BG53-57
Ornament  Shinhan markers  R15-2-1
Dress Shinhan markers  BG57-53-52-51

Shoes  E43-44-47-49

Here is another view of all of the new items available at the store now.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Retro Marci

Hi everyone, welcome back to the second day of Team Fridays La-land land crafts release and today I am showcasing my fav image, Retro Marci.

I think she definitely is "Fabulous"! She has such attitude about her! I have also used the Decorative Corner Dies on her, it comes in two sizes and this is the smaller of the two. I frantaged them a bit to pick up the blue in the paper.

Here is another look at all the new goodies available now!  And please be sure to check out the La-la land crafts blog to see what the other girls have made.

and here are my copic colors for those of you that like the reference.

Skin E000-00-11-13 BV01 and R20-21
Hair YR12-4-7-18, E15-18

Dress  YG01-03-05-07-09 and T2-4-6-8 and BG000-01-02-05-07-09

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

La-la land Crafts release!

Good morning everyone! I am excited to show off the cards I have today for the latest La-La Land Crafts release, these images and dies are wonderful! I will admit it was a little difficult thinking "winter" at this time of year but always good to plan ahead! Here is a look at all of the new products now available at the shop.



My first image uses Hot Cocoa Marci along with the new Heart doily border die, the new Open Leaf Flourish Die and the new Pretty Poinsettia die. I used some vellum to make the poinsettia and really like the look of it.

My next card features another cutie pie called Snowflake Garland Marci and I have used the Heart snowflake dies with a little glitter on them to jazz them up a bit.

Alright, we will have more previews over the next two days so make sure you come by to see what we have come up with. You can find all of the projects here.

Hot Cocoa Marci
Copics
Hair  E51-53-55-57-59=49
Dress  E42-43-44-47 and B91=93=95-97-99

Skin  E000-00-11-13, BV01 and R20-21

Copics
Hair  E50, Y21-15-26, YR24
Dress  R81-83-85=89 and B000-000-01-02
Boots   E41-42-43-44-47-49
Skin  E000-00-11-13, BV01 and R20-21

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Just a swingin...

Well welcome back!! It’s our JULY 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 fun FRUIT and FLOWER sets from Nicole.......FLOWERS FEED THE SOUL and YOU'RE A PEACH! We’ve got THREE sweet new sets from Cheryl……GOOD SPORTS, LIL' ATHLETES and YOU'VE GOT GAME! We have a cute furry critters set from Thais Narciso ...... WOODLAND FRIENDS ! and also artist Rachelle Anne Miller and some awesome new stamps of SUMMER FUN ! WHEW!!

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our JULY 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! 

I have used another one of the new RAM images called "Summer Swingin", doesn't this bring back memories to a lot of us? I know we had a tire swing in our yard!
I kept this one simple cause first off I love that diecut (thanks Elaine!) and secondly I love the paper and hated to hide too much of it. She is colored with my normal copics and some stickles around the edges. Flowers are WOC.

Now let's celebrate with our NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Happy Summer!


Welcome back to day FOUR of our JULY Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! The awesome new stamps just keep on comin'!!

We are SO thrilled to share the newest trio of stamps from Rachelle! Let's call the collection......SUMMER FUN!!! Cherish the Little Moments, Fishin' Friends and Summer Swingin'!!

This week our hostess is ME!! 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!!!

Today I have colored up the "Happy Summer" image and  yay for me cause it is a "dreaded" boy card!

Papers are We R Memory Keepers "Storytime" collection and I have kept it simple with just some buttons for the embellishment. 

Would you like to know who won the new Woodland Friends stamp set that we previewed yesterday???!! Well, you'll just have to wait until TONIGHT 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!

All the Krafty Girls listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these ADORABLE 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 SUMMER FUN stamps!!!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party tonight!}

So come and hang out with us tonight for all the LIVE action krafty fun at the release party and then come on back here tomorrow to check out the release day blog hop! And ALL the new stamps will be available on TONIGHT at the KKStamps Shop!!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Foxy!

If you are looking for my La-la Land Crafts post it is right below this one. Thanks!

Welcome back to day THREE of our JULY Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Today we are sharing ANOTHER cute new set by artist Cheryl Alger (because the two from yesterday just couldn't hold all the fun) and we're also previewing another GORGEOUS set from artist Thais Narciso! They are called.......GOOD SPORTS! and WOODLAND FRIENDS!!

I have used the Fox image for my card today and am really pleased with the fur. Of course when I showed this to my husband it was "what kind of fox is it? Cause that doesn't look like an arctic fox, or a blah blah blah" Kinda tuned him out at that point haha!

Papers are an older Basic Grey set and the leaves are wooden ones by Prima I painted with some Viva Decor paint and another one of the little mushrooms I love. 

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!

All the Krafty Girls listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these fun 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 the new 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 the some MORE new stamps....this time from our new artist RACHELLE ANNE MILLER! And ALL the new stamps will be available on Saturday night at the KKStamps Shop!!

Happy hoppin'!

Embossing inspiration

Good morning everyone! Today I am showcasing a card I have to say I am pretty much tickled pink with! Well, at least her hair anyways! This week the inspiration at La-la Land Crafts is to use some type of embossing on your card so this is what I came up with.

Do you love that teal and black hair combo or what? I am definitely going to do this more often, I LOVE it! My embossing is wet embossing for the sentiment and the stitching on the dp is also embossed, it is a stamp from Kraftin Kimmies. I will also give you a tip that was passed onto me, when I emboss most things I stamp in the color of ink I want it to be and emboss with clear, that avoids all those little strays dots we (as in me) tend to get on our image. Enjoy your weekend!


Copics
Skin E000-00-11-13  BV01
Hair  BG45-49  C7-10
Dress  R30-32-35-37-39
Shoes/phone  N1-3-5-7

Glasses  Y13-15-17

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Ballerina babe!

Welcome to day two of the newest Kraftin Kimmie release and today we are showcasing some new images by Cheryl Alger called Lil Athletes and Good Sports. I have used Lulu as a ballerina for my card today and tried something a little different with her tutu. See if you can guess what I did!

Can you guess? Well, they are small flowers by recollections I cut apart, stickled the edges and then layered them back up again. It definitely adds dimension haha! I am trying to push myself to try some new things and think out of the box a bit.


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Flowers feed the soul

Good morning everyone! Today starts the new Kraftin Kimmie release and we are starting off with something a little different, there are two new sets being released today and I have used the floral set called "Flowers Feed the Soul".

Along with a different style of image from Kimmie I have also tried something out of my comfort zone, my friend Maria "made" me buy some inktense pencils cause I love her work so I gave them a shot on my image today. Not great but definitely something fun to play with!

I stamped the image with Versamark then embossed with white embossing powder then colored in with my pencils on some kraft cardstock. I do love the bold colors, bet it will be even better on white paper!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Texture!

Good morning everyone! I hope you are all having lots of inspiration and enjoying the weather wherever you might be. Today is our next challenge for the Oozak Challenge Blog and out theme this time is "texture".

I have used an image by Sugar Nellie from their new Return to Fairy Glen release but I don't see it available at the moment. This card is for my sweet friend Patty so I hope she likes it!

I have also used some of the bling I got for my birthday in the form of the butterfly and the pearl on the bow. I have used some frantage embossing powder around the edges of my image (still working with that stuff! tricky little bits!) and used my copic blender pen to create some faint spots on the green mushrooms. Flowers are WOC and a mushroom from etsy. I also used a chalk pencil to darken up the shading on the mushrooms. The rest of my products are listed below and are all available online at the Oozak store.


Atyou spica glitter pens  http://www.oozak.com/search.php

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Christmas in July!

Well, welcome back for a fun challenge here at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!! We've got another awesome challenge for you this week, not to mention some other cool stuff!! Come along and play with us!
This week our hostess is Kimmie!! Her challenge for you this week is Christmas in July!! So crank up those holiday tunes and start trimming the tree.....then create a card with a Kraftin KimmieKraftin' Kimmie stamp that has holiday flair! If you don't have a Christmas stamp...think outside the box and use a regular stamp along with some holiday papers! Great creative! 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 one of the images from the O Holy Night set for my card today. I have to admit it is hard making a christmas card in July but actually kinda fun! I have used a memory box ornament die I bought last year and never used, always fun to go thru stuff and find something you forgot about!

Don't forget about this week's Frugal Friday Specials going on NOW! There are several of our favourite stamps on 25-50% OFF but just for the weekend! We've also marked down some of our gorgeous 6x6 paper pads to make room for the new ones!!! Take advantage because there's probably only one of each left!!
Now go ahead and 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' and happy SHOPPIN!! 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Down on the Farm!

TGIF! Woohoo! And today I am showing you a card I am really happy with for the La-la land crafts inspiration which is "Down on the Farm with Gingham" and I LOVE gingham!

This is Marci with flower and I have also used the Heart banner die and the Scallop border die. She is colored with copics and my colors are listed below.

Don't forget the new CHA release peeks start on the 22nd and trust me, you are gonna want them ALL! Irina also has a bundle deal of the new dies for you to purchase now!

Copics
Skin  E000-00-11-13  BV01
Pot  E08-09-18
Dirt and handle  E55-57-59
Spade C3-5-7
Shoes B34-37-39

Hair  Y21-35-99-57


Saturday, July 6, 2013

Guns and Roses!

Well, welcome back for another supah fun challenge here at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!! We've got another fantastically FUN challenge for you this week, not to mention lots of other fun stuff!! Come along and play with us!
This week our hostess is DIANA!! And her challenge is Guns 'n Roses!! So channel your inner rocker and create a card with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp that contains some metal and some flowers! 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 beautiful and elegant Isadora and have gone with some blue touches in her hair. Alyce has been doing such a gorgeous job with the different colored hair I had to give it a try myself. 


Flowers are WOC and some rolled roses from Live and Love Crafts, won a gift certificate and bought just about every darn color they have! The butterfly is from etsy and the metal part of my card it the bookplate, it might be Tim Holtz, not sure. I have again messed around with the frantage  on the edge of my card, getting there but still need to fiddle more. 

Don't forget about the awesome SALE we've got going on at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!! For the very first time EVER, we are having a CREATE YOUR OWN SALE!!!! Use the code MOJO300 to receive 20% OFF your order of $30 or more!! And yes, you can use the code on ANYTHING in the store.....any of our amazing stamps (even the brand new ones, retired ones, by ANY of our awesome artists), on EZmount, on storage panels, on paper pads....you name it!!! So take advantage now because this discount is only good until July 7th and while supplies last!! And you MUST use the coupon code upon checkout to receive the discount!
Now go ahead and 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' and happy SHOPPIN!!

I would like to enter this into the Wild Orchid Crafts challengeWild Orchid Crafts challenge to use daisies on your card. 

 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Stars and Stripes

Hi everyone! I hope all of my fellow US citizens had a wonderful 4th of July and perhaps even get a nice long weekend. We had a nice restful day with both of us off work and are heading up to our camp for a couple of days then back to the rat race.

Today we were asked to use "Stars and Stripes" as our inspiration for La-la land crafts and I have used Saluting Luka to celebrate the 4th of July.

Papers are again a mish mash as I am trying to use stuff up, my stars are diecuts and they have buttons on them for a little bling and texture. The copics I used are listed below. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Copics:
Skin  E000=00-11-13
Hair  E21-25-29
Pants  BG90-93-95-97
Shirt and boots  E42-43-44-47-49
Tags  C1-3-5-7
flag   B 34-37-39  and R32=37=59

star  YR21-24-27 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Girly inspiration!

Good Morning everyone! Today starts another challenge for us over at the Oozak challenge blog and our theme for the next two weeks is "Girly". Now this is right up my alley! I love anything sparkly and floral! This is also my mothers birthday card so I hope she likes it.

The image is by Nellie Snellen and flowers are WOC. The pearl embellishment in the corner was a gift from my friend Elaine and the rest of the products I have used are from the Oozak store and are listed below. And if you check out the main challenge blog you can see what prize they are offering this time and all of the other dt's amazing projects.