Saturday, April 27, 2013

Embossing, err.. sort of

Happy Saturday everone! By the time you are reading this I should be on my way to Akron Ohio for the Adventures in Stamping show which I look forward to every year. Have some pennies saved, a husband who is willing to be my "mule" and a comfy pair of shoes out. Life is good!

Anyways, today the challenge at Kraftin Kimmies is embossing and I, um, sort of forgot about it til my card was done! I was on a roll and it totally slipped my mind but, I was able to save my card and heat embossed a little butterfly for on my bow.

This is one of our latest release images, Have a Sunshiney Day and I think she is cute as can be. The sentiment is also one of  our latest Trinkets called BFF Trinkets. I think this is my favorite set so far, really versatile.

Okay, make sure you use a Kraftin Kimmie stamp and if you get chosen you will win the stamp Sandie used on her card as she is our hostess this week. Good luck, we love to see what you come up with!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Whimsy release

Hello and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps April Release Review Day Blog Hop! Yesterday (24 April) Whimsy Stamps released this month's new rubber designs, Shapeology dies, Whimsy Designer Paper packs and new Shape EZ templates. From 23 April until today the Whimsy Stamps DT and Special Guest are showcasing these fabulous new goodies with a daily blog hop and I am part of today's hop! Each blog hop has a prize of 2 new release stamps hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw.

 For my blog hop card, I inked up Rosetta today. I am using the new Authentique papers and some of the frantage embossing powder on my butterflies. She is colored with copics and shinhan markers and I have used some darker tones for this image. The sentiment is also new from the latest release.

To be entered into today's blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on Friday (26 April). To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...
Remember that the entire new release is available to buy right now from the Whimsy Stamps store along with all your Whimsy favourites. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mo Manning springtime

Good evening everyone! I don't normally post at night but was able to color up this image over the weekend and was so pleased with it I wanted to post it right away, also so I don't forget! Ya know, getting older and all that!

I have used one of the new Spring release images from Mo Manning called April and she is one of my favorite images ever. 

Papers are new graphic 45 Secret Garden and I have used one of the BFF Trinkets by Kraftin Kimmies in the corner. The flowers are a Memory Box violets die with liquid pearl centers. She is colored with copics and I used some prisma pencils for some added depth. Okay, this is my entry into the Mo Manning dt call, crossing my fingers!

Release day for Whimsy stamps

Good Morning everyone! Today is release day for Whimsy stamps and we also have a new challenge which is to use "pink" on your card. I am showcasing a new image by Chrissy Armstrong today.

Isn't she sweet? All of the images are now available in the store for you also and come back tomorrow for one last review of all the new products. You have until May 7th to join this month's challenge which is "Pretty in Pink" and as always we have 3 prizes up for grabs: a $15 gift certificate, 5 digi stamps, and 1 surprise rubber stamp. You don't have to use a Whimsy image on your challenge entry, but of course it would be great if you did!
 Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Wee stamps release for Whimsy Stamps

Hello and welcome to the Whimsy Stamps April Release Sneak Peak Blog Hop! We have changed our rubber release schedule from this month onwards. We are now going to host a 3-day new release event where we will have a Sneak Peek Blog Hop on the day before the release, a Release Day Blog Hop on release day, and finally a Review Day Blog Hop the day after the release. Each blog hop has a prize of 2 new release stamps hidden somewhere along the way and you have 24hrs to enter each prize draw. Today we are excited to share sneak peeks of some of the brand new Wee Stamps, Kenny K and Momas Collection stamps that will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store TOMORROW!

For my blog hop card, I inked up one of the new Wee stamps images, a little bit softer then my normal bright colors but I really like her.

I added just a touch of blue for some accent color, papers are Graphic 45 Secret Garden and she is colored with a combo of copics and Shinhan markers. I made the little white flowers using my Martha Stewart hydrangea punch with some liquid pearls in the centers.

To be entered into today's blog hop prize draw, be sure to leave a comment on ALL of the DT's posts listed below by 12.00PM EST tomorrow. All winners will be announced on the Whimsy blog on Friday (26 April). To take a peek at today's fabulous new release creations, please click on the links below...
Don’t forget to stop by the Whimsy blog tomorrow for the full reveal of the new release and our New Release Blog Hop! Thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Tic Tac Toe!

Well, welcome back for another super 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 KAREN!! And her challenge is TIC TAC TOE!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp that features elements that you will find on the tic tac toe board below! Use three in any line....straight or diagonal! 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!!!  
Ok, here is the tic tac toe board:
And I have used Blue, gem and dies on my card for today featuring the Lexi from the new Lets Dish the Dirt. I have used Simple Stories Vintage Bliss paper which Kimmie also has for sale in the store. My dies are Memory Box phlox and they have a little gem in the center. I have colored her with both copics and shinhan markers with a little chalk pencil for shading. 

Don't forget....our NEW April Release stamps are now up! You can purchase them singly or grouped together at a discount in our Gimme Kimmies Kits! ALSO this weekend's Frugal Friday Specials are available.....six stamps/sets on for 25-50% OFF!! AND we've brought back some of the highly requested Retired stamps for a limited engagement!!!
Check out the wonderful creations by our Krafty Girls and Guests featuring this week's challenge!! If you join us and play along, you could WIN a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp!!!

Happy kraftin'!!

Monday, April 15, 2013

A "Thank You" for Oozak

Hello everyone! I am excited to be back today for another guest position for Oozak and for my card today I using one of the Saturated Canary images called Thank You. I have to say I think the faces on these images are adorable but I have personal issues with their big feet but this one is just darn cute. Our challenge this month is "Lace, Ribbon and Pearls" and I remembered all three, patting myself on the back haha!

I have tried to do some lighter colors with this image and am really pleased with how it came out. I don't do a lot of blond hair but this combo worked well. It is E50, E51, Y26 and YR27 if you would like to know. The sentiment is from Kraftin Kimmies new Trinket release and the paper is Divine by Prima. Ok, make sure to play along and you could be the next guest designer or even win an awesome prize from them. And if you are looking for great service and prices, Oozak can't be beat!

Sunday, April 14, 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 sets with the kiddos from Cheryl Alger........A SUNSHINEY DAY and LET'S DISH THE DIRT!! And of course we have an amazing new set of SIX awesome stamps in our NURSERY RHYMES collection with a coordinating FABULOUS FRAMES 2 set and they are simply A-mazing! OH and don’t forget the incredible new set of TRINKETS .... BFF TRINKETS!!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our APRIL 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 NOW available!

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!!

I have used another awesome image by Cheryl Alger today, this is Lucas and his wheelbarrow which comes with a set of 3 images and several sentiments. 
I added a fence die (thanks Patty!) but it was a little too white and blended in so I put a little distress ink on it and now it just looks dirty but I am pretending I meant for that to happen as it is a boy card and gardening related right?
And there ain't no party like a Kraftin' Kimmie PARTY!! I told you we'd be rockin' it with another ONLINE PARTY, didn't I??!! Well, we're doing it again with another LIVE online RELEASE PAR-TAY!!!! If you aren't already a fan of our KKS Facebook page.....head on over and 'like' us and that's all you have to do to hang out with the cool kids at the party! Just show up at the facebook page THIS AFTERNOON and come ready to party! Come hang out with us on Sunday, April 14th at 1pm EST where you can chit chat with Kraftin' Kimmie and some of the AMAZING Krafty Girls And you can chat with each other and get to know some other Krafty fans!! We'll share pics of some of the new April stamps and sets that will be going LIVE on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps shop at 2:30pm EST that afternoon! 
Join in the chatter, answer some fun trivia questions and YOU could WIN some new rubbah!!! 'Cause that's what it's all about, no?
So tell your honey to watch the kids, grab some yummy snacks and make plans to hang out with the Krafty Girls on SUNDAY!!!!! See YOU there!!!!
Now let's get hoppin' and shoppin'!! 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Nursery Rhymes

Welcome back to Day FOUR of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps April previews!!! Now how CUTE were those sets by Cheryl Alger yesterday??? The Krafty Girls cards were SO awesome!! Wanna know the random commenter who is getting a set of those cuties?? Well, ALL the winners of this week will be announced at the LIVE online RELEASE PARTY TOMORROW!!! Go HERE to get all the details!!!

So are you here for a new challenge or are you here to check out some more brand new stamps for APRIL 2013???? Well, not to worry! We've got BOTH!! Not only do we have a new weekly challenge but we also have SIX new AWESOME stamps!!!

Today we have a FABULOUS collection ...... NURSERY RHYMES!!! Oh these sweet images bring back such memories and the sentiments are fabulous for some great creations!!! Just wait 'til you see how the Krafty Girls and Guests have used them!!

Check out all the sweet designs by the Krafty Girls featuring Jack and Jill, Little Bo Peep, Little Boy Blue, Little Miss Muffet, Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary and Mother Goose!! It's another incredibly fun release!! You will love it! There are lots of amazing creations on today's hop in combination with this week's challenge!! The lovely JENNY 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 Jack and Jill stamp, as featured on Jenny'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!

I have colored up Lil Miss Muffet today and was really in the mood to use a bright blue and yellow combo so hope it doesn't hurt your eyes! The sentiment comes along with the image. 

Below you will find all the Krafty Girls and Guests who have goodies to show you today and while you're visiting their blogs, be sure to leave some love at each stop because TWO lucky stampers are each going to WIN a package of today's stamps!! Woohoo!!!

ALL of our APRIL stamps will be available TOMORROW afternoon at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! We'll be celebrating tomorrow afternoon 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!!  

Friday, April 12, 2013

Welcome back to day three of our APRIL Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Today we are excited to share TWO supah cute new sets by artist Cheryl Alger!!! You'll recognize these characters from previous sets.....Lulu, Lexi and Lucas! And they are just as cute as can be, perfect for springtime!!! These new sets are.......A SUNSHINEY DAY and LET'S DISH THE DIRT!!
Would you like to know who won the new stamp set that we previewed yesterday???!! Well, you'll just have to wait until Sunday afternoon 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!

I have used Lulu on a garden bench for my card today, I love anything related to gardening so this image really called my name! The sentiment is included with this set of images too.
Papers are a combo of Jillibean and Echo Park Sweet Girl. The flower is a MFT die and of course, there are some stickles around the edge of my image. 
All the Krafty Girls listed below have lots of super sweet 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 A SUNSHINEY DAY or LET'S DISH THE DIRT stamp sets!!!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Sunday afternoon!}
Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE new stamps we have to show you with a fabulous new theme.... along with a new CHALLENGE!!! And ALL the new stamps will be available on Sunday afternoon at the KKStamps Shop!!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Fabulous Frames!

Today at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps we are sharing a new set of FABULOUS FRAMES!! You were so in love with the ones we released last month that we've gone and done another gorgeous set!!! There are two lovely frames in the a fancy rectangular frame and one rather ornate and stunning.... PLUS there are several words and phrases as a bonus with the set!!! These frames can be used on their own as the focal point of your creation or in addition to any of your other image stamps!! It's FABULOUS FRAMES 2!!!
I have used the rectangular frame today (there is also a gorgeous ornate one) and trimmed out the insert pieces after I stamped it then placed it over some pretty floral papers to make the frame "pop". Papers are Prima and I know Kimmie has some pads in her shop, not this particular one but lovely ones nonetheless. My sentiment is from last months Fabulous Frames release. 
Below are 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 one lucky stamper will win some of these stamps!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Sunday afternoon!}
All our new APRIL 2013 stamps will be available on Sunday at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! And don't miss the online PAR-TAY to celebrate! Come on back tomorrow because we'll be revealing two new stamp sets by Cheryl Alger!!! 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Kraftin Kimmie April release!

Guess what today is? It's the start of the April release for Kraftin Kimmie stamps
We are kicking off the *New* APRIL Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps previews today and of course we're starting off with new TRINKETS!! Today we’d like to introduce you to an awesome new set of ….BFF TRINKETS!!
These circular sentiment stamps have been created and designed by the totally talented Krafty Girl, Nicole Aspinall!! They are made especially to fit in your 1 3/8ths and 1 ¾ inch punches, for quick and easy cutting!!! This month we are releasing the BFF Trinkets set which includes EIGHT trinkets in each set with four of each size and they come as both positive and negative images, so you can use your black or brown ink with the positive stamps and use your coloured inks with the negative ones!! You will get the set as a completely unmounted full sheet of deeply etched grey rubber. They're just PERFECT for all your friendly creations!!!
I have chosen to use one of the new Fairy Friends images by Cheryl Alger and one of the BFF Trinkets, so far my fav ones!

Papers are by Simple Stories and although Kimmie doesn't have this one in the shop, she does have several others you can check out. Oh, and just so you know, copics with stickles on top doesn't always work so well if you notice the wings. Just helping you to avoid the aggravation by being an example for you!
Today 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 the new BFF TRINKETS set!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Sunday afternoon!}

OH YES!! We are having another amazing ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! It's happening this SUNDAY afternoon 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 SUNDAY!!

And don't forget! You can WIN some of our new stamps by entering our Krafty Krop Challenges that are open all week long!! 

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Woohoo! All kinds of challenges today!

Good morning and happy Saturday to all of my wonderful blogging buddies! Well, for those of you who know, we got a new kitty last weekend and so far so good, slow progress but we are getting there. Also, my dad has now gone to hospice but it has taken a load off of my parents minds so although sad it is also a good thing. I appreciate all the well wishes you guys have sent to me, blogging buddies are the best!

Ok, this weeks challenge at Kraftin Kimmies is brought to us by the amazing Krista and she would like to see flowers on your card. Now wait! We are also having some fun over on facebook starting at 10am est and each hour thru the day so you can combine this challenge with some others for another chance to win. PLUS! Kimmie is also giving out tickets with any purchase of $40 or more at the store this weekend and next week she will be drawing some lucky winning numbers to get tickets from the new release!

Okay, here is my card for today. I have used one of the new fairies and her name is Ivy

Papers are an older set by Basic Grey, flowers are WOC and a misc rose and there is a little wooden mushroom in there too that I painted with some Viva Decor paints. And do you see that  elegant butterfly? That is a gift from my buddy Elaine and I toned down the gold with a copic marker a bit to make it fit in with the nature theme a bit more and I have added a rhinestone on top of it also. Okay, make sure you check in over at facebook in a bit and play along with us for LOTS of chances to win! And last but not least, did you know Kimmie is now selling paper pads in the store for her Canadian customers? Uh huh, thats right!