Paper Blessings

Sunday, January 14, 2018

January 2018 Release Blog Hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!



Today we are celebrating the release of all the fabulous January stamps at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!


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Included are:

  1. Stacey Slapshot
  2. Furry Angels
  3. Girl Power
  4. Happy Thoughts
You'll see all the stamps in action today as you travel around to visit our design team and wonderful guests. The full list is at the end of my post.

The new stamps are all available for purchase at the shop. If you have to have them all, check out the January Gimmie Kimmie Kit...it includes all the stamps at a discounted price, but it's only available for a limited time!

Make sure to check out our FB page for details on a Krafty Guest Designer call!

For the hop today, I made a card featuring Stacey Slapshot. I combined her with our Forest Background stamp to create a winter scene. I applied a layer of gesso to watercolour paper and stamped out the Forest Background scene. I then painted it with acrylics. I did paint over some of the small details of foliage and flowers by covering them with snow; the water surface was painted as a frozen pond perfect for an outdoor hockey game. Stacey Slapshot was stamped on Hammermill paper and coloured with copics. I fussy cut the image and adhered her to the painted background. I intentionally used our Team Canada colours...congrats again to our juniors on their recent gold medal!!



Here's the hop list for today:

Thanks for visiting.

Blessings,

Melanie

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Kraftin' Kimmie January Sneak Peeks Day 4! Plus a challenge, and an online crop!

Welcome to Day 4 of our January Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Oh, and it's also our weekly challenge! As always, during release week, our theme is ANYTHING GOES. Use any Kraftin' Kimmie stamp to make any project...and don't forget to share them on our FB page! You have one week to play along and at the end of the month, we will announce one winner from all the weekly challenges for January! The prize...a $40 dollar gift certificate to use on anything in the KKS shop! 

Today we are introducing a beautiful sentiment set called HAPPY THOUGHTS!  

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The set includes 8 gorgeous sentiments that can be used for a multitude of projects for those special people in your lives who may need a word of encouragement! 


You will see these sentiments in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs...the list is at the end of my post. Be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a $10 gift voucher to the krafty shop EACH DAY this week!!

Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook pageThe winners will be announced at the online release party today at 1pm EST. We'll be checking out ALL of the FOUR new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!

As if that wasn't enough fun, we are also having a WINTER KRAFTY KROP on the FB page! Hang out with Kimmie, the Krafty Team and krafty friends from all over the globe as we host challenges, give away prizes and most importantly, have fun together! 

I created a tag with one of my favourite sentiments from the set. I used some pretty Graphic 45 paper, some distress inks, a doily, a few pearl sprays and a piece of crocheted lace...super quick and easy to put together! 



Here's a look at the full set.  

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Here's the hop list: 




Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Friday, January 12, 2018

January 2018 Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peeks...Day 3


Welcome to Day 3 of our January Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Krafty artist Emilie Goulet has designed an awesome new teen set called GIRL POWER

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The set includes two main images plus an assortment of great sentiment to encourage and empower all the young women in your lives. They are perfect for cards, scrapbook layouts, tags, planner pages, altered items...sky's the limit! 

You will see these images in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs...the list is at the end of my post. Be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a $10 gift voucher to the krafty shop EACH DAY this week!!

Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook pageThe winners will be announced at the online release party Saturday afternoon at 1pm EST. We'll be checking out ALL of the FOUR new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!

I stamped the book worm from GIRL POWER on Hammermill paper and coloured her with copics. I used a text stamp and Distress Oxide inks to create the background. The sentiment is included in the set. 



Here's a look at the full set.  

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Here's the hop list: 


Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Thursday, January 11, 2018

January 2018 Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peeks...Day Two!

Welcome to Day TWO of our January Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

We all have lost furry friends over the years and know friends and family who have also been through such a devastating ordeal. It's hard to know what to do in these situations but I think sending a sweet handmade creation with warm thoughts and hugs is so helpful. With that in mind, we introduce you to a sweet new set called FURRY ANGELS

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This sweet set features both a dog image and a cat image plus several heartwarming sentiments for your creations.

You will see these images in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs...the list is at the end of my post. Be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a $10 gift voucher to the krafty shop EACH DAY this week!!

Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook pageThe winners will be announced at the online release party Saturday afternoon at 1pm EST. We'll be checking out ALL of the FOUR new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!

I stamped the dog from Furry Angels on blue Canson Mi Tientes paper and coloured the image with polychromos coloured pencils. I also used the black and white pencils from the Derwent Drawing set. (see below for the colour list; PC denotes polychromos, DD denotes derwent drawing). The sentiment comes with the set. 



Dog: Black (PC), Ivory (PC), Dark Sepia (PC), Burnt umber (PC), Walnut (PC), Bistre (PC), Brown ochre (PC), Warm grey 1 (PC), Warm grey 4 (PC), White (PC), Paynes Grey (PC), Sanguine (PC), Sky blue (PC), Light yellow ochre (PC), Chinese White (DD), Black  (DD), Yellow Ochre (DD)
Clouds: Violet (PC), Sky blue (PC), White (PC), Cold grey 1 (PC), Smoke blue (DD), Chinese white (DD)

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Here's the hop list: 


Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Thursday, December 7, 2017

12 Days of Krafty Christmas...Day 7!

We're celebrating the 12 Days of Krafty Christmas at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! Each day of the first 11 days are dedicated to highlighting the stamps released on the corresponding month from 2017. We have something special planned for day 12. ;)

Welcome to Day SEVEN (July) of 
the Twelve Krafty Days of Christmas! 


PLUS each and every day during the 12 Days the stamp sets that we released during that particular month will be ON SALE but ONLY for that day!  Today only the JULY stamp sets will be
30% OFF while supplies last! The stamps sets for today are: 


BESSIE BUS STOP
PAMPER ME PAULINA
FEARLESS FARRAH
SOCIAL SALLY
MONKEY BUSINESS
READING LEXI
WOODLAND WONDERS

Today, it's my pleasure to share a new card featuring one of the July 2017 stamps, BESSIE BUS STOP! I stamped her in Memento Desert Sand Ink and coloured her with Polychromos coloured pencils. 



And be sure to join our Krafty Friends Facebook page for more fun and surprises!

Thanks for stopping by! 
Blessings, 

Melanie

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Anything But a Card...Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

For this Kraftin' Kimmie challenge you can create ANYthing your little heart desires as long as it's NOT a card!!! Calendars, bookmarks, pocket pages, traditional scrap pages, holiday gifts, planner pages... you get the picture! Come play along with us each month and let's get some of those photo's out of boxes and on to something creative and fun!! You will have a whole month to play along and you can play as many times as you like! Here are a few things to remember...
THIS MONTH'S THEME: ANYTHING GOES!!!
1. Create ANY scrap page, Project Life Layout or pocket page cards, altered item, etc. JUST NOT A CARD!
2. MUST be a NEW creation (created on or after this post date)
3. MUST use Kraftin Kimmie stamps to be entered in to the drawing.
4. You have a month to play, enter AS MANY TIMES as you'd like!
5. PRIZES?!? Of course there are prizes!! Once we've reached 5 entries, we draw a random winner (winner will be drawn at the close of the challenge)!!
6. You have until Monday, January 29th @ 12:00 pm Eastern to get your entries in.
7. Be sure to also share your creations on our Krafty Friends FB page so we can all drool and OOHHHH and AHHHHH!

Last month, I attended an AMAZING retreat with Kim, Tangii and Alexis with Creative Crafting Retreats...I highly recommend their events! One challenge at the event was to make a name tag. I pulled out Angie and coloured her up with Copics...felt she represented how I looked lol. I used some fun doodle bug papers. After I finished, I realized I needed a creative way to add my name, seeing as it was a NAMETAG challenge! To keep with the coffee theme, I cut out one of the coffee cups from the design paper and wrote my name on the sleeve just like they do at Starbucks. Plus Alexis got me addicted to a Starbucks drink that weekend, lol. Kris and Tiffany from the retreat gave out generous prized to a few participants...felt very blessed to be called as the winner. There were some awesome entries! So there you have it. My anything but a card project. :)



Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings

Melanie

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Furry Holiday Wishes (Kraftin' Kimmie November Release Blog Hop)

Welcome to the November 2017 Release Blog Hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

All 5 new sets are now available in the shop. You'll get to see them all as you travel through the hop today! (you'll find the list at the bottom of my post) Included in this release are: 




  1. Winter Whitney
  2. Merry Christmoose 
  3. Beary Christmas
  4. Brew-tiful Day
  5. Furry Holiday Wishes
If you have to have them all, make sure to pick up the November Gimmie Kimmie Kit! It includes all the stamps at a discounted price, but it's only available for a limited time!

Kimmie has another great special on to celebrate Small Business Saturday...all orders placed this weekend will receive a coupon for 20% of an entire order placed between Dec 13-23!

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For today's hop, I used my favourite image from the Furry Holiday Wishes set. I absolutely adore this little mouse! I stamped him in memento desert sand on kraft and coloured him with polychromos coloured pencils. I used a bit of white prisma premier on the snow and to create the snowflakes. As much as I adore my polys, they have one weakness: the white pencil is too transluscent. I also have the Derwent Drawing Chinese White which is quickly becoming my go-to white pencil. I was just a bit lazy with this piece and since my prisma was within reach, that's what I used, lol. The sentiment comes with the set. 



Here's the full set:

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Enjoy the hop! And don't forget to go shopping after. ;)


Blessings, 

Melanie