Paper Blessings

Sunday, May 15, 2016

May 2016 Kraftin' Kimmie Release Day Blog Hop!

It's finally here!!! The RELEASE of our MAY 2016 clear stamp sets!!!

We've released ALL SIX of the new clear stamp sets that we've been previewing all week and we're celebrating with a FIN-TASTIC krafty HOP! So grab a nice hot beverage and put your feet up because you will need a few relaxing minutes to enjoy all the underwater fun by our design team!!

There are THREE new sets from artist Annie Rodrigue called SERENA SPARKLES, TREENA TWINKLES and a fabulous new background stamp set called THE OCEAN!

We have a sweet new set from artist, Cheryl Grant called KEEP SWIMMING!

We've got a splish splashy new set from artist, Emilie Goulet called MERMAID FRIENDS!

And lastly there is an adorable new set of WHALE-Y cute underwater friends from artist Becky Pearce called OCEANS OF LOVE!

You will get to see ALL of the new sets in action as you sit back and enjoy the hop! Then head on over to the Krafty Shop because ALL of the new stamp sets are NOW AVAILABLE!

And if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our April Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all SIX of the new sets together and at a discount! But only for a limited time!

Here's my card featuring two of super cute images from Keep Swimming. They were stamped in Memento Desert Sand ink and coloured with Copics. I believe the paper is from Fancy Pants...I used some of the design paper to paper-piece her bathing suit. The circle dies are Spellbinders and the corner dies are from SCACD



Take a peek at the full set:

Here's the hop list: 

Enjoy the hop, then stop by the Shop to order the new release!

Thanks for stopping by.

Blessings, 

Melanie

Thursday, May 12, 2016

May 2016 Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peeks-Day 2!!

Welcome Krafty Friends to Day TWO of our Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps May Krafty Previews!!!

We've got lots more fabulous previews for you today featuring lots of inky inspiration from our amazing design team and guests!! Just wait 'til you seeeeee!

Today we are sharing another adorable underwater set, this one by artist, Cheryl Grant! I think you'll WHALE-Y love it!! 



The set is called KEEP SWIMMING!! It features our cute kids Lucas and Lulu having some splish splashy fun with some underwater friends! There are FOUR main images PLUS FIVE fabby sentiments for a total of NINE awesome stamps in the set!

You'll see today's set featured by our amazing Krafty Girl Design Team plus Guests in today's blog hop! Below you'll find links to all the gorgeous creations and while you're visiting the blogs, be sure to comment and leave some love for our designers because one lucky krafty person is going to WIN a gift card to the shop!

Here's my card featuring Lucas and the super sweet dolphin from the set. They are coloured with Copics and his shorts are paper pieced with some of the design papers. I always add a bit of shading to my paper pieced areas so they blend in and look like they are truly part of the image.  


This is the complete set: 


All of our new May clear stamp sets will be released on Saturday afternoon at the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party beginning at 2pm EST! Come join us to help celebrate the new release, check out lots of krafty kreations, have a chance to win some prizes and just have fun with the Krafty Girls and me! Hope to see you there!

Here's the hop list: 




Happy hoppin'!

Melanie

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

May 2016 Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Welcome Krafty Friends to Day ONE of our Kraftin' Kimme Stamps MAY Krafty Previews!!!


Welcome to the amazing Krafty Peeks for our fabulous new May release of clear stamps!! The theme is UNDERWATER and we are kickin' things off with THREE FIN-tastic new designs to inspire you this month from artist, Annie Rodrigue!



First off, we have a TWO new stamp set featuring BRAND NEW MERMAIDS!!!!!!! I know some of you have been waiting for these!! They SHORE are beautiful and they are called SERENA SPARKLES and TREENA TWINKLES! And each one features several super cute and funny coordinating sentiments!



Next up Annie has designed the perfect BACKGROUND stamp set to go with these new mermaids and many other summer stamp sets OR to just use it by itself!! How gorgeous is this underwater scene called THE OCEAN!!?

You'll see all the stamp sets featured by our amazing Krafty Girl Design Team and Guests in today's blog hop! Below you'll find links to all the gorgeous creations and while you're visiting the blogs, be sure to comment and leave some love for our designers because one l
ucky krafty person is going to WIN a gift card to the shop!

Here's my card featuring Treena Twinkles. She's coloured with Copics and I used some Graphic 45 paper. 

All of our new May clear stamp sets will be released on Saturday afternoon! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party beginning at 2pm EST! Come join us to help celebrate the new release, check out lots of krafty kreations, have a chance to win some prizes and just have fun with the Krafty Girls and me! Hope to see you there!

Here's the hop list: 

Happy hoppin'!

Melanie

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps March 2016 Release!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps has released seven new clear stamp sets that were previewed all week and we're celebrating today with an amazing HOP!


We have two beautiful sets from artist, Annie Rodrigue called ROSIE FAIRY! and TEACUP FAIRY, a cute new set by artist Emilie Goulet called FAIRY LOVEDtwo new home sets by artist Cheryl Grant called HAPPY NEW HOME! and WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBOURHOOD, and lastly we have two fun new sets from artist, Becky Pearce called YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE! and BUTTERFLY DREAMS!

And if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our March Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all SEVEN of the new sets together and at a discount! But only for a limited time!

Here's my card featuring Annie's beautiful stamp, Rosie Fairy. The sentiment comes with the stamp. I used Kaiserkraft Botanica papers and added some stickles to her wings. Every fairy needs a little sparkle, right??!!

Here's the list for the hop: 

Thanks for visiting...now hop on over the the KKS shop to purchase the new stamps!! 

Blessings, 

Melanie

Sunday, January 17, 2016

January 2016 Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Welcome to the very first release of 2016 at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!! wink emoticon

I hope you saw all the sets previewed this past week...the design team did an amazing job featuring these gorgeous new clear stamps! We've prepared a blog hop to celebrate the release, so get comfy and enjoy the show! (The list will be at the end of my post.)

This month includes: 
  • Two beautiful sets from artist, Annie Rodrigue called MINNIE, MAISIE & ME! and PURR-FECT PRINCESS!
  • A sweet new set by artist Cheryl Grant called TALK TO THE ANIMALS!
  • A very special set by artist Emilie Goulet called A FURRY SURPRISE! Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps will be donating a portion of the sale of each of this set to a local non-profit animal rescue organization! We want to help take care of our furry friends who are in need of rescue!
  • Two fun new sets from artist, Becky Pearce called A PURR-FECT DAY! and TOTALLY PAW-SOME!
You will get to see all of the new sets in action on the hop. When you're done, make sure to head on over to the Krafty Shop because ALL of the new stamp sets are available for purchase! If you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our January Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all SIX of the new sets together at a discount but only for a limited time!

I've used the new set called A Purr-fect Day! This fun set features three sweet kitties with an assortment of coordinating sentiments and accessory stamps. On the front of my card I featured one cat stamp, a sentiment and a couple of little paw prints. The image was stamped in Memento Desert Sand Ink on hot-pressed watercolour paper and coloured with Polychromos...this was my first attempt with this medium. I have a lot to learn, but it was fun to experiment! I blended the pencils with odorless mineral spirits. That awesome twine is available in the shop!!


Inside my card, I fussy cut the cat from my design paper and added another sentiment from the set. 


I also added a few accessory stamps to the back of my card...I love this sweet little mouse! I also created a trail of paw prints.



If you'd like to know what is included in the entire set, here's a pic!


Here's the hop list:  Thanks for visiting...enjoy the hop!

Blessings,

Melanie

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Kicking Off 2016 with a GLITTER Challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 

We're kicking off another year of GREAT challenges at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...our first theme is GLITTER!! We always enjoy your creations, so be sure to submit them for a chance to win a $20 gift card to the Shop!! Similar to 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..feel free to enter as many times per month as you'd like! Let your creativity soar and create anything you like with the glitter theme featuring a KKS stamp: cards, scrapbook layouts, journal pages, altered items, planner entries...we can't wait to see what you make! You can submit your entries over at the KKS blog...you'll have until January 8th at 11:55 EST for this week's submission. 

In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a Sketch. 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, but it's available in case you need a little kick start to your krafty mojo. ;)

My card features the recently released "You're Nifty" clear stamp set! The image was stamped in Memento Desert Sand and coloured with Copics. I added Glamour Dust glitter to the whipped cream on the soda as well as to the "love" wooden sentiment. To finish it off, I added some Maya Road Jute Cording coloured with a black Copic and a little key charm. 


The inside of my card features another recently released stamp from the Love Story Sentiments clear set. 


Make sure to join the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends group on Facebook...it's a great place to keep up to date on all KKS news. We love to chat about krafty stuff, so there is always lots of fun conversations to join. Please share your current projects so we can see what's happening in your kraft room! 

Thanks for visiting. :)

Blessings!

Melanie

Sunday, December 27, 2015

2015 Favourites from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...and a HUGE Year End Sale!

Hi everybody!! I hope you all had an amazing holiday season full of laughter and love.



Today the Krafty Girls are looking back at all the amazing releases over the past year at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and featuring our favourite cards. With all the gorgeous stamps Kimmie released, this was a tough call! This year also saw a new direction for KKS...clear stamps!! This has been such an exciting venture for Kimmie. We have all LOVED the new clear stamps, and I'm sure have too.

With the introduction of the new stamps, we are saying goodbye to the former rubber releases. This is important to note because once a stamp/set is gone, it will not be restocked!! Now is definitely the time to scoop up your favourites before they are gone. Good news...Kimmie is running a HUGE year end sale!! Make sure to pop by the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop to take advantage of these AMAZING prices! While you're grabbing some stamps, be sure to add some krafty goodies to your cart...there are so many fantastic paper pads and embellishments!!

On to my favourites...I chose two. :)

Up first is is a fun friendship set designed by Krafty Artist Emilie Goulet. "Squishy Hugs" was released in February 2015. It includes three main images (this fun tire swing image, two friends hugging on a bench and a girl hugging her kitty) and several coordinating sentiments. I adore Emilie's fun style...this set became one of my favourites the second I laid eyes on it. It's perfect for all those cards/projects for your BFF. :)



One thing you need to know about me...I LOVE Halloween images!! Every year, I eagerly Kimmie's reveal of the Halloween images! This year, my favourite Halloween image came from the set "My Best Friends Are Witches" from Krafty Artist Annie Rodrigue!! This set included two fun witches plus several coordinating sentiments.



So there you have it. It was really hard to narrow down my favourites, but these two sets were definitely at the top of my list. As mentioned earlier, if you want these two sets as part of your stamp collection, act fast! They were released as rubber, so there are only a limited number left in stock! Take advantage of the year end sale..."Squishy Hugs" is currently on sale for 25% off the original price, and "My Best Friends are Witches" is 30% off! 

You can keep up to date with all the happenings at KKS over at our Facebook page...always lots of great conversation and inspiration to be found there!

Hope you all had an AMAZING 2015, and wishing you all the best in 2016!

Thanks for stopping by,

Blessings,

Melanie