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


Friday, November 17, 2017

A Brew-tiful Day...Day 3 Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peeks

Welcome to Day Two of our November Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps



This is our FINAL stamp release for 2017 at KKS!  We've got FIVE fantastic new sets for you featuring a mixture of holiday, winter and....COFFEE!

Today we are introducing a set that our entire caffeine loving team adores...A BREW-TIFUL DAY!  This set comes with different coffee cup images, beans, hearts and a bunch of gorgeous sentiments!

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At the end of my post, you will find the list of KKS team members and our amazingly talented guests participating in our sneak peeks today.  Be sure to leave a comment at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a $10 gift voucher to the krafty shop!! 

Did you hear that we're also doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page!

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Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 2 pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the FIVE new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun! The winners of all our giveaways going on this week will be announced at the party so don't miss it!

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I made a quick and easy gift card holder featuring one of the awesome sentiments from the set...I absolutely LOVE the fonts! I can see myself reaching for this set very frequently! 


Here's a look at the full set:

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Here's the hop list:


Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Merry Christmoose....Day 2 of the November 2017 KKS Sneak Peeks!

Welcome to Day Two of our November Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!


This is our FINAL stamp release for 2017 at KKS!  We've got FIVE fantastic new sets for you featuring a mixture of holiday, winter and....COFFEE!

Today we are introducing two new stamps from artist Cheryl Grant called MERRY CHRISTMOOSE and BEARY CHRISTMAS! These fun sets feature Cheryl's sweet kids with some furry pals. Each main image comes with 2 or 3 coordinating sentiments. 
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At the end of my post, you will find the list of KKS team members and our amazingly talented guests participating in our sneak peeks today.  Be sure to leave a comment at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a $10 gift voucher to the krafty shop!! 

Did you hear that we're also doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page!

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Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 2 pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the FIVE new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun! The winners of all our giveaways going on this week will be announced at the party so don't miss it!

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Here's my card featuring Merry Christmoose. Once again I stamped the image in memento desert sand ink and used coloured pencils. The vast majority of the image is coloured with my Faber Castell Polychromos. In the final layers, I used a couple of prisma premier on the skin (I only have a small handful of those) as well as a couple of Derwent Drawing pencils on the moose. Love how different brands of pencils can be used together.  I still have much to learn with coloured pencils, but I had a lot of fun experimenting with creating a furry texture for the moose. That being said, I think I got a little carried away and made him super fluffy, lol. Let's just say his winter coat has come in. ;) There are a ton of layers in that fur! I decided to only stamp a portion of the image to fit on a smaller card base. The sentiment comes with the set. 



Here's a look at the full set:

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Here's the hop list:


Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Winter Whitney...November KKS previews!

Welcome to Day ONE of our November Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

This is our FINAL stamp release for 2017 at KKS!  We've got FIVE fantastic new sets for you featuring a mixture of holiday, winter and....COFFEE!

Today we are introducing a wintery stamp from Annie Rodrigue called WINTER WHITNEY! This gorgeous clear stamp set features a snow shoveller with her freshly made snow-cat! The set also comes with three awesome sentiments.


Be sure to hop around to the different blog links below as our Krafty design team members and guests have lots of creations to share with you today featuring the WINTER WHITNEY stamp set! Be sure to leave a comment at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a $10 gift voucher to the krafty shop!! (you'll find the list at the end of my post)
Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page!

Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 2pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the FIVE new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun! The winners of all our giveaways going on this week will be announced at the party so don't miss it!

Here's my card featuring Winter Whitney. I stamped her on kraft and coloured her with my polychromos. Typically, I use odorless mineral spirits to blend, but this one is just pure pencil. :) 



Here's a look at the full set:
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Here's the hop:


Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Stencils...a Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge!

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...this week we are challenging you to use STENCILS! Make a card, scrapbook layout, tag or whatever your krafty heart desires! 

Submit your projects for the chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop. In keeping in line with the rest of our challenges (Wonderful Wednesday and our NEW Krafty Scrappy Challenge), we will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card...enter as many times per month as you'd like!!

Have you joined the Krafty Friends FB group?? It's the best place to keep up with all of the goings on as well as sharing YOUR creations and getting inspired by other Krafty Friends' creations!

We will post a Sketch each month that lasts all month long. If you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if needed. ;) (you'll find it on the KKS blog) 

I made a quick and simple bookmark using one of my favourite sentiments from the Alice in Wonderland stamp set. I simply used a die cut bookmark from mixed media paper, positioned a stencil, and applied a blend of 3 Distress Oxide inks. I then dressed it up with a flourish stamp to frame the fun sentiment. I added a few rhinestones to finish it off. 



Thanks for visiting! 

Blessings, 

Melanie

Sunday, October 15, 2017

October 2017 Release Hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Today we are celebrating the amazing CHRISTMAS release of ALL 4 of our NEW October Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...they are now available for purchase at the KKS shop.

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We are having a hop around the design team blogs to check them all out in action. So grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while you hop around and enjoy all the amazing creations!!

The release includes: 
  1. ANGELICA ANGEL
  2. EVANGELINE ANGEL
  3. MERRY & BRIGHT BIRDIES
  4. REINDEER GAMES

ALL the new sets can be purchased individually, but if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our October Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all 4 new sets at a discount! It's only available for a limited time while supplies last!

 *** And don't forget the ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL!!

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All orders of $80+ get to CHOOSE one of FOUR FREE stamp sets!! (You are My Sunshine, Ewe are Amazing, Book Dragon or Christmas Blessings Sentiments!)

For today's hop, I am sharing a card featuring Angelica Angel. This card may look a bit familiar as it was from a colouring class I taught at an event a few weeks ago. ;) Angelica was stamped in Memento Desert Sand and coloured with Copics. To finish the card, I added some gold acrylic paint, gold frantage, walnut stain disress ink and a big bow. 



Here's the hop list:


Thanks for visiting, 

Blessings, 

Melanie

Friday, October 13, 2017

Merry and Bright Birdies...a Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek

Welcome back to Day THREE of our October Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Today we are introducing MERRY AND BRIGHT BIRDIES by Melissa Baker-Nguyen...I think this is my favourite set this release!


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This adorable new stamp set comes with five main images plus several sentiments and accessories!!

All of the Krafty Krew design team members and Special Krafty Guests listed at the end of my post have  sweet designs to share with you today featuring the MERRY AND BRIGHT BIRDIES stamp set! Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop EACH DAY of the peeks this week! Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page! The winners will be announced at the LIVE online release party this Saturday afternoon at 2 pm EST. 

Oh...don't forget to check out the Facebook page to see how you can win the entire October release! 

For today's sneak peek, I made another Christmas tag cut with Spellbinders. I stamped out one of the Merry and Bright Birdies and coloured him as a cardinal with Copics. The beautiful sentiment is part of the set...I absolutely ADORE the fonts of these sentiments and know I will use them for many projects. The two die cut elements were cut with dies from SCACD. I also added a few rhinestones. 



Here's a shot of the full set: 
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Here's the hop list...have fun! 


Blessings, 

Melanie

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Evangeline Angel...a Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!

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

Today we are introducing EVANGELINE ANGEL!

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This fantastic stamp was the Super Secret Krafty Klub stamp set that was included in the Khristmas Kard Kit! So those who preordered it already have it in their inky little fingers and you'll get to see their creations today because they are our fabulous GUESTS!


This adorable new stamp set comes with one large main image and three fabulous sentiments!!

All of the Krafty Krew design team members and Special Krafty Guests listed at the end of my post have  sweet designs to share with you today featuring the EVANGELINE ANGEL stamp set! Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop EACH DAY of the peeks this week! Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page! The winners will be announced at the LIVE online release party this Saturday afternoon at 2 pm EST. 

I made a simple Christmas tag featuring Evangeline Angel. She was coloured with copic markers. I jazzed up the garland by adding some silver stickles. The sentiment is part of the stamp set. 


Here's a shot of the full set: 

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Here's the hop list...have fun! 


Blessings, 

Melanie

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge: Distress Inks

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...this week we are challenging you to use DISTRESS INKS! Make a card, scrapbook layout, tag or whatever your krafty heart desires! 

Submit your projects for the chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop. In keeping in line with the rest of our challenges (Wonderful Wednesday and our NEW Krafty Scrappy Challenge), we will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card...enter as many times per month as you'd like!!

Have you joined the Krafty Friends FB group?? It's the best place to keep up with all of the goings on as well as sharing YOUR creations and getting inspired by other Krafty Friends' creations!

We will post a Sketch each month that lasts all month long. If you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if needed. ;) (you'll find it on the KKS blog) 

I made some tags for some  special little gifts I'm working on. This sentiment from PAMPER ME PAULINA was perfect for what I have in mind to make! I love the versatility of Kraftin' Kimmie stamp sets. While the images are awesome and so much fun to colour, the sentiments can also stand alone as the focal point of projects.  The layers were cut with Spellbinders. I used my Distress Oxide inks to create the background for the stamped sentiment. Finally I added a little glitter flower and some Stardust Stickles for just the right amount of sparkle. ;)



Hope you plan to play along! 

Thanks for visiting, 

Blessings,

Melanie

Sunday, September 17, 2017

September 2017 Release Blog Hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!


Welcome to the September release blog hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

We are celebrating with a hop to check out the new stamps in action. Grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while you hop around and enjoy all the amazing creations! (the full hop list is at the end of my post)



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The September release includes: 
  1. GRIM GRETCHEN
  2. DEVILISH DEBORAH
  3. ELECTRIC EVELYN
  4. MINI MONSTERS

Kimmie also opened the Krafty Vault and has re-released the amazing Vampire Queen and Dragon Queen as rubber stamps! They are sure to sell out quickly, but will then be made available through pre-orders.

ALL the new sets are available now individually BUT if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our September Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all FOUR of the new sets together and at a discount! But only for a limited time and while supplies last!

My card features Grim Gretchen. She was coloured with Copics. The background was created on mixed media paper with a combination of Inktense blocks and acrylic paint. I added the foggy swirls on Gretchen's dress with a white coloured pencil. 


Here's the full hop list: 

Happy shopping!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Friday, September 15, 2017

Devilish Deborah...a KKS sneak peek

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

Did you love yesterday's peek?? Well guess what? We've got TWO MORE ladies from artist Annie Rodrigue for you today!

DEVILISH DEBORAH is a fantastically creepy chick with a few little ghoulish friends! She comes with three fun sentiments!
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Next is ELECTRIC EVELYN! Check out this hilarious image featuring the Bride of Frankenstein. Not only is the image amazing but the sentiments are HILARIOUS! 

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All the Krafty Design Team members and Guests listed at the end of my post have lots of gorgeous creations to share with you today featuring the DEVILISH DEBORAH and ELECTRIC EVELYN stamp sets! Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! Also we're giving away the ENTIRE new release over on the Krafty Friends Facebook page!! The winner will be announced at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon, so don't miss it!

My card today features Devilish Deborah. She was stamped in Memento Desert Sand and coloured with Copics. 



Here's the full set: 

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Here's the list for today's peeks: 



Thanks for visiting! 

Blessings, 

Melanie

Friday, September 8, 2017

The Kraftin' Kimmie Vault is Open Again...with Zombies and Pirates!


The Krafty Vault is being opened again!


As you know some of our old stamp sets have been retired and hard to find for quite some time. Well, we've opened the krafty vault and today we are rereleasing TWO rubber sets...



These fabulous and sassy sets come as completely unmounted pretrimmed natural red rubber.There are only a FEW of each available right away and then we will be taking preorders for more.

BOOTYLICIOUS comes with two large sassy pirate images by artist Annie Rodrigue plus two coordinating sentiments!

TRICK OR EAT comes with two amazing zombie ladies plus seven coordinating sentiments. 

Both sets are NOW available in the KKS shop!

We've also released a few more rare and retired rubber stamp sets from the Krafty Vault and you can find them all HERE. Some are available for purchase now and some are on preorder.

Since you're already shopping, don't forget about the FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS this week. A selection of FOUR of our fabulous clear stamp sets are 40% OFF but only for the weekend! 

I don't have any new cards to share featuring our vault release, but I thought it would be fun to revisit my cards from the original releases of these sets!

First up is Bootylicious

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I absolutely LOVED this set, so I'm thrilled Kimmie has brought it back! I have two cards featuring these awesome pirates. First up is our lovely gal downing some grog!



A little disclaimer with this next card...I had combined Bootylicious with one of the original KKS pirates, Billy Blythe, who is not currently available. However, this awesome lady pirate lounging on her bounty of treasure is one of the two main images in the set!



Next up...Trick or Eat!

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I only have a card featuring one of the fantastically quirky zombies from this fun set!



Some of the other Krafty Girls also have projects to share today featuring these two vault releases...here's the full list:

Happy shopping!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Witchypoo...a Wonderful Wednesday creation at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

It's Wonderful Wednesday time at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps and as always, the theme is ANYTHING GOES!

Your submission can use any stamp and can be any theme, style, design...it can be a card, scrapbook page, altered item....you name it! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on the KKS blog. At the end of the month one random winner will be chosen from all the submissions for the whole month...the prize is a $20 Gift Card to the shop! 

In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a Sketch on the KKS blog. The sketch will last all month long and if you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if you need it! ;)

My card features our recent Krafty Komeback stamp, Witchypoo! I stamped the image in Memento Desert Sand, coloured her with Copics and added some additional shading with Polychromos. The paper is an old Memory Box pad. 




Hope you plan to play along!

Thanks for visiting.

Blessings, 

Melanie

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Butterfly Dreams and Sincere Thanks...a Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...this week we are challenging you to use DOILIES! Make a card, scrapbook layout, tag or whatever your krafty heart desires! You will have until September 1st  at 11:55 pm EST to play along. 

Submit your projects for the chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop. In keeping in line with the rest of our challenges (Wonderful Wednesday and our NEW Krafty Scrappy Challenge), we will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card...enter as many times per month as you'd like!!

Have you joined the Krafty Friends FB group?? It's the best place to keep up with all of the goings on as well as sharing YOUR creations and getting inspired by other Krafty Friends' creations!

We will post a Sketch each month that lasts all month long. If you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if needed. ;) (you'll find it on the KKS blog) 

I made a quick and simple thank you card using two of our awesome clear sets: Sincere Thanks and Butterfly Dreams. I first created a background using Distress Oxide inks, adhered portion of doilies and then treated them to the same inks. The butterfly was also "coloured" with Distress Oxides, fussy cut and adhered to the background with foam squares. 



Hope you plan to play along...make sure to visit the bog to see what everybody else has created!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Shaped Creations...a Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...this week we are challenging you break away from the standard square base and make a SHAPED CREATION! It can be a card, scrapbook layout, tag or whatever your krafty heart desires! You will have until August 25th at 11:55 pm EST to play along. 

Submit your projects for the chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop. In keeping in line with the rest of our challenges (Wonderful Wednesday and our NEW Krafty Scrappy Challenge), we will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card...enter as many times per month as you'd like!!

Have you joined the Krafty Friends FB group?? It's the best place to keep up with all of the goings on as well as sharing YOUR creations and getting inspired by other Krafty Friends' creations!

We will post a Sketch each month that lasts all month long. If you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if needed. ;) (you'll find it on the KKS blog) 

I used the newly released Troll Trouble for my shaped easel card today. I went WAY outside my comfort zone for colour schemes with this one! lol  Typically I gravitate towards earthy tones with a vintage flair, but this one is super bright and cheery! I actually made it with our niece in mind...she loves trolls and has a bright energetic personality that suits this card perfectly! The fun papers are Doodle Bug...I cut out some of the design paper elements to compliment the image. The image was coloured with Copics. 


Here's a look at the card folded flat:



Hope you plan to play along!

Blessings,

Melanie