Sunday, December 27, 2015

2015 Year In Rewind With Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

Today all the Krafty Girls are picking some of their favourite stamps from the last year!  Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps also changed over to Clear Stamps!  We were all very excited with this change and loved working with them!! 

So from December 26th - 31st Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is having a Boxing Sale with a savings of up to 50% off!!  Grab them while you can, especially the Rubber Stamps because once they are gone they will be gone forever!!!  Besides having all the stamps and stamp sets on sale there are also papers and oodles of fun stuff at reduced prices!! 
 
My first favourite set was "Young At Heart" by Emilie Goulet.  I particular love this one because I always tease my husband that this will be us in a few years....lol!  It's perfect for any type of card you would need to make for a Senior!


My second favourite stamp set is called "Happiness Is Reading" by Cheryl Grant.  Anyone who knows me, knows I love to read!  My kindle or book are never far from me!  This one was also perfect for my grandson Owen!  He loves to read as much if not more as his Grammy!  So if you have any children or adults of any age this stamp is perfect for you!


Head on over to the Kraftin Kimmie Blog to get lots more of ideas from the Krafty Gals!!  Have fun shopping!!

Marilyn

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE WITH KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!


It's Wonderful Wednesday time!! We hope you can play along!! As always it's ANYTHING GOES!! Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!!
The December release is NOW IN THE KRAFTY STORE!
We want EVERYONE to be able to play along so your submission can use ANY stamp and can be any theme, any style, any design and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item....you name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until January 5th at midnight! At the end of the month one random winner will be chosen from all the submissions for the whole month and will receive a $20 Gift Card to the shop.


Today I have for you a Christmas card pack with a card holder.  The sentiment is from The Magic Of Christmas stamp set. I created two of each design. 




Supplies:

Echo Park -  Snowman, Santa Claus Washi Tape.
Doodlebug - Deck The Halls, Christmas Candy Stripe Washi Tape.
Memory Box - Bubble Joy Die.
Hemptique - Natural Hemp Cord.
MS Border Punch.
Die-Namics Large Poinsettia Die.

Thanks for stopping by!  I'd like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful Happy New Year!!

Challenges:

613 Avenue Create - #154 Anything Goes.
The Glory Of Christmas - #74 Anything Goes.
Crafting From The Heart - #90 Anything Goes.
Crafty Boots - Christmas.
Craft Your Passion - #292 Anything Goes.
Dream Valley - #121 Die Cuts and Punches.
The Crazy Challenge - #211 Christmas.
Through The Purple Haze - December Christmas.
Use Your Stuff - #203 Christmas Time.
A Snowflakes Promise - #12 Christmas/Winter.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

December Krafty Scrappy (Anything But A Card) Challenge!


Welcome back for another month of Krafty Scrappin! For this 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.  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 use Kraftin Kimmie stamps to be entered in to the drawing.
3. You have a month to play, enter AS MANY TIMES as you'd like!
4. PRIZES!  Once we've reached 5 entires, we draw a random winner (winner will be drawn at the close of the challenge)!!
5. You have until Monday, January 18th @ 9:00 pm Eastern. to get your entires in.
6. Be sure to also share your creations on our Krafty Friends Facebook page so we can all drool and OH and AH!
 

Today I am featuring the Christmas Cheer Sentiment stamp set for my Star Treat Box holders.  These boxes were a labour of love!!  I didn't have the dies for the stars so I went on the internet and printed out a picture of a star and then proceeded to (by hand) make three layers each one smaller than the other.  Wow what a job!!  Of course, when all was said and done I realized I could of used my Silhouette cameo to do all the work!!  I call it my senior moment!  Other supplies used on these boxes are; brads, ornament die, mini snowflake, 3D snowflake, flower die, leaf and branch punch. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges:

Crafting For All Seasons - #116 Anything But A Card Christmas.
Crafty Creations - #304 Happy Holidays.
A Gem Of A Challenge - #159 Anything Goes Christmas.
Crafty Friends Challenge - #20 Christmas.
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - #259 Anything Goes Christmas.
Glitter N Sparkly Challenge #167 Christmas Non and Traditional Colors.
Addicted To Stamps and More - #115 Christmas.
Pile It On - #98 Anything Goes Christmas/Winter.
Come And Get It Challenge - December Anything Goes Christmas.
The Corrosive Challenge - #239 Christmas.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS RELEASE DAY HOP!

 
It's FINALLY our DECEMBER RELEASE DAY at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! We're releasing all the new CLEAR stamp sets we've been previewing all week and we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!
All week long we have shared lots of LOVELY creations in our Krafty Peeks featuring all the new stamp sets from each of our artists for the CLEAR December Release! And they will ALL be released this afternoon after the party
We have two amazing sets from artist, Becky Pearce called LOVE CHEMISTRY and LOVE STORY SENTIMENTS! We shared a sweet set for those little stars in your life by artist, Cheryl Grant called YOU LIFT ME UP! Then there's a far out set from artist Emilie Goulet called YOU'RE NIFTY! And lastly came that beautiful couple from artist, Annie Rodrigue that we've been waiting so long for it's BEAUTY and THE BEAST!
Be sure to join us this afternoon at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! The festivities begin at 2pm EST with lots of fun, inspiration and prizes! Then ALL the NEW clear stamp sets will be released about 3pm EST at the Kraftin’Kimmie shop!   
  

Who doesn't love a love story!!  I know I do and where would Beauty be without her Beast!  This guy took a few hours to color and quite frankly I was a little intimidated....lol!  I think he turned out pretty good!  I believe this is called a "Z" fold card.  The designer paper is from the Basic Grey - Out Of Print paper pad.  Here's a list of all the dies that were used; Cheery Lynn Doily die, Spellbinder Tag die and Labels Seventeen, Memory Box Heart die, La-La-Land Heart die.
Here is a picture of the card partially opened.




Challenges:

Crafting From The Heart - #89 Anything Goes.
Craft Your Passion - #291 Anything Goes.
Use Your Stuff - #202 Stamping.
Clear It Out - Anything Goes.
Crafter's Café - #138 Dies and or Punches.
Creative Craft Cottage - #53 Anything Goes.
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes.
Crafting With Friends - #11 Anything Goes.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS SNEAK PEEKS - DAY FIVE!

 
We are back with Day FIVE of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps DECEMBER KRAFTY PREVIEWS!!! It's our last day of peeks before the release TOMORROW!
We have TWO new GORGEOUS sets from artist Annie Rodrigue!!! It's BEAUTY and THE BEAST!!!! East set includes the amazing main image in fabulous detail! The set featuring BELLE includes one sentiment plus a fabulous rose archway image! The BEAST set includes FIVE perfectly coordinating sentiments!

Be sure to join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes TOMORROW beginning at 2pm EST, at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY
  

This stamp is absolutely gorgeous!!  I needed something special for this stamp so I decided to make a "Shadow Box Card".  It's pretty simple to do but the finished effect is beautiful.  I colored her with Copics and then fussy cut the image.  I used the Spellbinder die for the background.  I also used a Spellbinder tag and cut off the fancy ends to add to the corners.  The butterflies and branches are MS punches.  Then a few flowers and its finished!

Challenges:

Simply Papercraft - #19 Anything Goes.
Creative Fingers - #99 Anything Goes.
Southern Girls Challenge - A Bit Of What You Fancy! (flowers)
Cute Card Thursday - #403 Add Some Glitter.
Crafty Girls Creations - #10 Anything Goes.
Crafting With An Attitude - #10 Anything Goes.
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes.
Penny's Paper Crafty - #257 Anything Goes.
Inspiration Destinations - #63 Anything Goes.
Creative Moments - #83 Anything Goes.

Friday, December 11, 2015

KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS SNEAK PEEKS - DAY FOUR!



Hey everyone!! Welcome back to day FOUR of our DECEMBER Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Have you been enjoying all the yummy peeks so far? All of our brand new CLEAR stamp sets will be released on Sunday afternoon!
The totally adorable stamp set that we're previewing today is full of love and encouragement!! The set is from artist Cheryl Grant and it's called YOU LIFT ME UP! It features our favourite kids, Lulu and Lucas plus a furry friend! The set also includes EIGHT coordinating sentiments!


I hope you can come hang out at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY! The fun begins at 2pm EST on Sunday afternoon and we'll be celebrating the new stamp sets with fun and prizes!
 

I'm always thrilled to see the stamps by Cheryl Grant and these ones are super sweet!!  Every time I am coloring Lucas I am always thinking of my grandsons!  Also colored with Copics I decided to paper piece the star with the Designer paper and then added Star Dust Stickles for a really strong sparkly effect!  When I added the star I put a small slit right next to the shirt and under the hand so that the star would fit in perfectly and look like it wasn't paper pieced.  You don't get that thickness around the shirt and hand like you normally would.  The designer paper is from the Simple Stories - So Rad.  I also used the enamel dots and small star die cuts from the So Rad collection.  Thanks for having a look and enjoy the rest of your day!

Challenges:

Clear It Out Challenge - Anything Goes.
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.
Creative Craft Cottage - #53 Anything Goes.
Creative Moments - #83 Anything Goes.
Inspiration Destinations - #63 Anything Goes.
Penny's Paper Crafty - #257 Anything Goes.
Crafty Gals Corner - #49 Anything Goes.
As You Like It - Favourite Masculine/Feminine and Why.
Cute Card Thursday - #403 Add Some Glitter.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS SNEAK PEEKS - DAY THREE!

 
Welcome back to Day THREE of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps DECEMBER KRAFTY PREVIEWS!!! Remember all the new sets we're sharing this week will be released on Sunday afternoon!
As you know, this month's release is all about LOVE, and artist Emilie Goulet has designed a cute set of kids on a date at the local malt shop!!  The set is called YOU'RE NIFTY!! The set includes the main image of this sweet couple plus SEVEN perfectly coordinating sentiments!


Be sure to join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes on Sunday afternoon beginning at 2pm EST at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!
  

I love this stamp!!  It reminds me so much of my teenage years....so so long ago....lol.  I colored the image with Copics and just layered it with the green and brown card stock.  The designer paper is from the Simple Stories - Pumpkin Spice paper pad. I added some ribbon, enamel dots and a border punch to finish it up!  Also, because of a leaking Copic marker I ended up paper piecing the boys shirt.  A happy mistake!

Challenges:

Crafting From The Heart - #89 Anything Goes.
Craft Your Passion - #291 Anything Goes.
Use Your Stuff - #202 Stamping.
Clear It Out - Anything Goes.
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.
Creative Craft Cottage - #53 Anything Goes.
Creative Moments - #83 Anything Goes.
Inspiration Destination - #63 Anything Goes.
Penny's Paper Crafty - #257 Anything Goes.
Crafty Gals Corner - #49 Anything Goes.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS SNEAK PEEKS - DAY TWO!

 
We're back with Day TWO of our December Krafty Peeks for the NEW Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! Today we have another incredible set by artist, Becky Pearce! I think you're probably getting the idea that this month is all about LOVE!The set we are sharing today is a GORGEOUS new sentiment set filled with sweet phrases and a wonderful combination of swirly fonts! And it's called LOVE STORY SENTIMENTS!
 
 
The set features EIGHT amazing sentiments that can be used as the focal point of your creations or they can be an addition to another image and also for the insides of your handcrafted cards!
ALL of our new CLEAR December stamps will be available on Sunday afternoon at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! Be sure to join us for an hour of celebrating the new stamp sets, fun and prizes on Sunday at 2pm EST at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY
 

This is another great sentiment set with lots of possibilities!  I kept my card pretty simple.  I embossed the background and then used left over designer paper.  The sentiment was layered on green and black cardstock and them I added bronze brads to each corner. 
I also have another made with the same stamp set, but used a Valentine theme with the same layout!
 
 
It's amazing how a change of pattern paper can effect the style of the card. Don't forget to come back tomorrow for another sneak peek!

Challenges:

Creative Fingers Challenge - #99 Anything Goes.
Crafting From The Heart - #89 Anything Goes.
Craft Your Passion - #291 Anything Goes.
Use Your Stuff - #202 Stamping.
Crafting With An Attitude - #10 Anything Goes.
Crafty Girls Creations - #10 Anything Goes.
Simply Papercraft - #19 Anything Goes.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS SNEAK PEEKS - DAY ONE!

 
Welcome to Day ONE of our December Krafty Peeks for the NEW Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! We are so excited to share so many gorgeous new CLEAR stamps with you this week! And ALL the new sets will be available on Sunday afternoon!! 
Today we are sharing a spec-tacular new clear stamp set by artist, Becky Pearce! And it's all about LOVE! It's called LOVE CHEMISTRY.  This sweet set features glasses, beakers and more plus four adorable coordinating sentiments for a total of 15 stamps!!


ALL of our clear DECEMBER stamp sets will be available on Sunday afternoon at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! Be sure to join us for an hour of celebrating the new stamp sets, fun and prizes on Sunday afternoon at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!
 

What a fun stamp set!!  One great thing about clear stamps is that you can bend the sentiment to get a circular effect like I did with this one!  I also used the KKS December sketch to create my card.  The papers are from the Simple Stories - Charmed life paper pad.  I also used the round and scalloped dies by Spellbinder to layer the image.  The blue border was created with an MS border punch.  The little beakers were colored with Distress Ink Markers.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your hop!

Challenges:

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - #256 Anything Goes.
7 Kids College Funds - #140 Anything Goes.
Crafting With An Attitude - #10 Anything Goes.
Crafty Girls Creation - #10 Anything Goes.
Creative Fingers - #99 Anything Goes.
Simply Papercraft - #19 Anything Goes.
613 Avenue Create Challenge - #153 Anything Goes.
Glitter and Sparkle Challenge - #166 Anything Goes.
Crazy Hazelnut Patterned Paper - Anything Goes.
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

WINTER BIRTHDAY CHALLENGE!


Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and the theme this week is Winter Birthdays!
Have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends Facebook 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!!!
Frugal Friday specials are up in the store!! You have until Sunday to take advantage of 25% - 50% these stamps!
Now create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp or any other stamp and be sure to use our THEME as a starting point for your creation!!! You will have until December 11th at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in!
Pull out those fabby stamps and play along! Have some krafty fun and join us this week!!
 

Today my card features the adorable Pom Pom Fairy stamp.  I think she's perfect for a winter birthday card.  My image was colored with Copics and then layered using the oval and scalloped dies by Spellbinder.  The designer paper is from the Doodlebug - Sugar Plums paper pad.  Other supplies used were twine, enamel dots and Wink Of Stella clear glitter pen.  Thanks for stopping!

Challenges:

Glitter And Sparkle Challenge - #165 Include A Bow.
Crafting From The Heart - #88 Anything Goes.
Craft Your Passion - 290 Anything Goes.
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes.
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes.
Crafty Gals Corner - #48 Anything Goes.
Creative Moments - #82 Anything Goes.
Inspiration Destination - #82 Anything Goes.
Crafter's Café Challenge - #138 Die Cuts and/or Punches.

Friday, December 4, 2015

12 DAYS OF HANDMADE GIVING - DAY 4

Hi! I'm the hostess for Day 4 of The 12 Days of Krafty Handmade Giving ! Each day from December 1-12th we will be sharing lots of handmade goodies featuring Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! We know that you're always looking for fun things to create besides cards but especially at this time of year! So we've got lots of amazing and creative things to share from tags, to notepads, to holiday decor so be sure to pop by the Kraftin' Kimmie Blog every day to see all the wonderful creations by the Krafty girls!!


For my project today I made Snowman Hat Treat Boxes.  I got the idea for these from Pinterest.  These were so easy to do and uses things as crafter's you probably already have.  They are made using an empty wrapping paper tube and cut into 2 inch pieces for the top part of the hat.  I used a black sharpie to color the ends so that the tube would not show once the black card stock was taped down.  If you visit the Kraftin' Kimmie Blog you can find a list of supplies and instructions to make these hats and check out all the other projects by the Krafty girls!  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Challenges:

A Snowflake Promise - #11 Winter/Christmas.
Clear It Out - Holiday/Glitter.
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.
Get Creative Challenge - #29 Holidays.
Artistic Inspiration - #146 Anything Goes/Christmas.
Crafting From The Heart - #88 Anything Goes.
Craft Your Passion - #290 Anything Goes.
Crafty Hazelnut Christmas - #257 Dies/Punches.
Pile It On Challenge - #97 Red And Green.
Quirky Crafts - #24 Anything Goes Christmas.