Saturday, April 26, 2014

A sad goodbye

Happy Saturday everyone! I am so glad it is the weekend, this was a heck of a busy week and I need a breather. The sad part is that today is my last post as a Kraftin Kimmie girl. I have a lot of other things I want to do around my home and I needed to find some time to do them but I am truly sad to step down from this amazing team, they are a second family to me.  Kimmie and the girls are nothing short of AWESOME to be involved with so if you ever get the chance to be a Kimmie girl or guest, jump on it!

Our challenge this week for Kraftin Kimmies is a bingo which I absolutely adored, and the amazing Stephanie is our hostess for this. Here is the bingo card, it is a little challenging but a great inspiration!

And here is my take on it.

I have used one of the newer releases, Show Stoppers and I have gone with the stickles, vintage, wood accent (birdcage), dark accent (ribbon) and recycled which is the paper I tore from an old book. Whew!

Okay, lets see what you can make with this awesome challenge and you have the chance to win a stamp from the store!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

CAS is the theme!

Good morning everyone! Today's post is for the newest challenge at Mo's DP challenge blog and this time the amazing Franz would like us to go CAS. This can be a little challenging for me, although I don't use a bunch of embellishments normally, this is less then I am comfy with.

So I decided to print my image out pretty big to cover a lot of cardspace and I am pretty happy with it. I haven't added a sentiment as I figure it can be used for a lot of occasions and will pop something on when I decide to use it.

This image is called Rustic Windowbox and I have always thought it was so pretty. I would love to have turquoise windowboxes full of geraniums on my house so that is the direction I went. Just a few glitter dots was the only accent I used and honestly, I really love this!

Okay, lets see what CAS means to you and now you have the chance not only to win a voucher to the store but we are also picking our top three favorites and you can add the gadget to your sidebar if we pick you! And we are having lots of fun on facebook so try to stop by and check us out!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Kraftin Kimme and Kit & Clowder blog hop!

We're so excited! It’s our APRIL 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 fun, new stamps! OH and we've got some EXTRA SPECIAL things going on for you this month!!
Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists for our April release! We’ve got something for everyone!! We’ve got an adorable new spring set from Cheryl called RAINY DAY FUN! There's an awesome new MONSTER set from Thais called MONSTER HUGS! Lastly, we are SO excited to share a GORGEOUS new Moonlight Whispers stamp set from Annie called....BLOOMIN WONDERFUL!
You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our APRIL Krafty Hop! We are SO thrilled to have the Kit and Clowder design team joining us in our hop!! They have done a great job with the new stamps and are helping us to launch this fabby new release!!! We are so excited to have them join us!!
Well, aren't I the lucky one? I am on both Kraftin Kimmies team and the Kit and Clowder design team!

I have chosen to use another one of the Bloomin Wonderful images on my card today and have added some sequin butterflies and a little photo frame I made out of some air dry clay.

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 we've got an extra special HOP this month!! We've planned a KRAFTY EASTER EGG HUNT in our hop!!! There are eleven letters hidden along the way and they spell out a two word phrase! Find all the letters, unscramble them and post your answer on our Facebook page wall!! One lucky winner will receive a KKS goodie package and you have until Monday night to enter!!
When you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are available NOW! And don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new April stamps at a discount!! But only for a limited time!
One more super fun thing!!! We are sponsoring a Kustomer Kompetition over at the Kit and Clowder site!! Submit your creation featuring a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp and YOU could WIN the ENTIRE new release!!!! (If you can't wait and plan to order the new release stamps, no problem! If you WIN, I'll let ya choose your own stamps!! )

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Monster Hugs!

Welcome back to day THREE of our APRIL Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! The awesome new stamps just keep on comin'!!
We are SO thrilled to share the newest set of FOUR images with matching sentiments from THAIS! Could this set of furry friends BE any cuter?? This fabulously fun new set is called MONSTER HUGS!!
This week our challenge hostess is SHARON! 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! 

I have used an older paper pad on this one, I just wanted to use some bright colors for this guy!

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!!!

Are you join us for our LIVE 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 after the party at 11am EDT!! 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 Thais! And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away some stamps!!! You could WIN this new set of stamps!!!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced later this week!}
So come and hang out with us in a couple of hours 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! The design team over at Kit and Clowder are helping us to launch the new stamps this month! We'll have lots of surprises for you, including an Easter Egg Hung, a Customer Competition and ALL the new stamps will be available TODAY at the KKStamps Shop!!
Happy hoppin'!


Friday, April 18, 2014

Bloomin Wonderful!

Welcome back to Day TWO of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps APRIL previews!!! We are back with a fabulous new Moonlight Whispers stamp set by Annie Rodrigue!! You'll love these two gardening ladies along with the THREE fun sentiments!!

Today the Krafty Girls and I are thrilled to share with you.....BLOOMIN' WONDERFUL!! There are lots of gorgeous creations on today's hop featuring both new images and sentiments from the set!! We know you are just going to LOVE these springtime ladies and be inspired by all the fun designs!!

I have to say these are two of my all time favorite Moonlight Whispers images, these I can see myself using over and over for sure!

I have been using a lot of coral lately, just such a happy color ya know?

Below you will find all the Krafty Girls who have goodies to show you today and while you're visiting their blogs, be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN a package of today's stamps!! Woohoo!!!
ALL of our APRIL stamps will be available on Saturday morning at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! We'll be celebrating at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!! It's over at our KKS Facebook fan page! Join us for all the fun!! You can find more details here!!
Happy hoppin'!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Rainy Day Fun!

Welcome to day ONE of our APRIL Kraftin' Kimmie Previews!!! Today we are excited to share a supah cute new set featuring Lulu, Lexi and Lucas! It's by artist Cheryl Alger and will help us welcome spring! We are sharing samples today featuring.......RAINY DAY FUN!!

I love Cheryls images and this is no exception. I kept it pretty simple with just a layered Prima hydrangea flower (I also have like 6 jars of them!) and a sentiment which of course comes with the images.

I added a touch of glossy accents to the raindrops which you can't see in the photo but looks pretty irl.  

All the Krafty Girls and Guests 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 c...omment because we are giving away one of the new sets and YOU could WIN!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday morning!}
Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE fun new stamps we have to share with you! And ALL the new APRIL stamps will be available on Saturday morning at the KKStamps Shop!!
Happy hoppin'!


Thursday, April 10, 2014


Hello my crafty friends! Hope you are all doing well, we are expecting sunshine today so I am a happy camper! Todays card is for the latest challenge at Mo's DP 2 Challenge and our hostess this time is our fabulously talented dt leader, Pat! She has chosen another easy challenge for us, use "Pink"!

I was asked to make a sweet 16 birthday card for a friend so I chose to use Cara Chatting for her and added lot of bling!

I cut the Happy Birthday and the 16 out on my silhouette, then added glitter to the numbers and glossy accents to the sentiment, I wanted it to be a little stiff since it hangs off the edges. My papers are from Authentique.

Okay, you have two weeks not to play along with us for your chance to win a store voucher, $5 for every 25 entries and we are now picking our fav's and you can get a badge to put on your blog!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Blue challenge

Hi everyone! Welcome to the Kit and Clowder April Challenge! Every month we will be doing a fun new challenge over on the Kit and Clowder website where you can win a prize from one of our amazing sponsors.

Our fabulous challenge sponsor this month is Whimsy Stamps. Whimsy Stamps also sponsors the K & C website and have generously donated a $15 gift certificate to the winner of this challenge! You do not need to use a whimsy stamps image to participate but there are some fabulous images over in the store to inspire you.
This month we want you to show us your Blue creations! We just require any part of your project to be blue. We would love for you to experiment colouring Blue but if it's in your papers or embellishments that is ok too! The design team has some fabulous inspiration this month and have even listed what colours they have used in their favourite mediums to create some beautiful blue hues.
The challenge will remain open until the first Saturday of the next month. Hope to see you all playing along!

I have used two stamps from Whimsy stamps, the first is rubber and is called Emily for my main image. Her blue shades are  B00, B02, B04, B06 and B09 for her dress. I have also used one of their digital sentiments, this is Animal Companions.

I have used some ribbon on my card, I was inspired by this card by Rhea Weigand, really like the dimension and flow it adds. Some blue frontage and misc flowers to finish her off.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday

Welcome to another Wonderful Wednesday challenge and the first one for April!! And as's ANYTHING GOES!!
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 and you can enter on this post until Tuesday, April 8th!! What do you think.....wanna WIN??
**Please note that you are more than welcome to combine this Wonderful Wednesday 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.

I have used one of Cheryls images, this is from the Together is Better set and my sentiment is from the Happy Birthday Trinkets set.

 I tried to do a little shading with a black chalk pencil like Jenny does, not too bad I guess?

OH and HEY....did you hear?? ***We are having a FLASH SALE at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! How about you MAKE YOUR OWN SALE??? This is no joke!!! For Tuesday and Wednesday ONLY, save 20% OFF any stamp sets YOU choose!! Use coupon code APRILFOOL to receive your discount at checkout!!! (This is for stamps only....please place any other products you're ordering in a separate order.) What stamps will YOU be choosing?? Happy shoppin'!!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Shrink art butterfly

Hi everyone! This week is my week to post a tutorial and I have a new found "obsession", shrink art embellishments! I have one on my card below and have made another one to show you step by step. I have found free printable images online for my butterflies.

The first thing you need is Shrink art plastic, the one I prefer is the one for inkjet printers but it also comes in sheets you can stamp and color on.

Then I print out my images onto a sheet.

Then cut out your image.

Now comes the fun part! You can either put the image into your oven and bake it or or heat it up with an embossing tool. It shrinks up really fast, within 20 seconds or so but it gets HOT! so be careful. I do hold mine down with a metal pokey tool very gently because it can poke a hole in the material. It will also fold over onto itself but normally will flatten back out, if not, just pull it open while warm. Sometimes I will take an acrylic stamping block and smush it down to flatten it but sometimes I let it cool just a bit and hold the wings up on the sides to give it some dimension.

Here is a comparison of one just cut out and one heated.

And here is one on my finished card.

Have fun!