Paper Blessings

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

Sunday, October 11, 2015

October 2015 Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

Welcome to OCTOBER 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!! 


Over the last few days the Krafty Girls and Guests have shared previews featuring all the new stamp sets from each of our artists for the CLEAR October Release! Included this month are:
  • A set by Becky Pearce called CHRISTMAS CHEER as well as a sweet little holiday set called HAPPY WINTER DAYS
  • A sweet set of snowmen and friends by artist, Cheryl Grant called SNOW BUDDIES! 
  • A set of fun characters shreddin' the white stuff from artist, Annie Rodrigue called SNOW DAYS! 
  • An adorable new set of critters from artist Emilie Goulet called ICE, ICE, BABY! Plus as a special bonus.
  • Additionally, Kimmie is now releasing the fabulous stamp set that was previously only available as part of the Holiday Kard Kit called NO PEEKING!

The new images can be seen in action on today's blog hop..when you’re done, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie shop, because the new stamps are now available to purchase!! If you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new September stamps at a discount, but only for a limited time!

Kimmie also got lots of new goodies in the shop including new paper pads, enamel dots, etc from companies like Bo Bunny, MME, Kaisercraft, American Crafts and more! I've also had restocks of EZmount, inks, poster paint pens, liquid applique, Wink of Stella brushes, Glamour Dust etc.! Make sure to spend some time browsing all these incredible products! 

My card today features one of the fun Christmas Cheer sentiments in a very non-traditional colour palette. The papers are from an old Bo Bunny pad. The sentiment wast stamped with an ombre ink pad. Kimmie carries that gorgeous Maya Road jute cording in the shop...love the texture it provides! Those wooden snowflakes were coated lightly in Mod Podge and sprinkled with Glamour Dust...love that glitter!! I added some rhinestones and few jingle bells to finish it off. 



I posted this card last month for the Christmas Card Kit, but thought I'd share it again because the No Peeking stamp set is now available for purchase!! All supplies for this card came from the kit. 



Here's the hop list: 

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Christmas Cheer...a Kraftin' Kimmie Preview!

We're back with Day TWO of our October Krafty Peeks for the NEW Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...introducing an incredible new set by artist, Becky Pearce called CHRISTMAS CHEER! It 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 holiday cards!




You'll see the new stamps in action and featured in today's blog hop with the Krafty Girl Design Team!! At the end of my post, you will find links to the blogs of all the Krafty Girls who have goodies to show you today. While you're visiting their blogs, be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky stamper from all the comments this week is going to WIN some $$ to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!

Here's my card featuring one of the Christmas Cheer sentiments! I used some old scraps of paper to make a mini 4"x4" card. I also added some twine and a few jingle bells. The sentiment was stamped in Versafine Ink. To clean and condition my clear stamps (an essential step to keep your KKS clear stamps in perfect condition), I used the Ranger spray along with a cleaner pad....makes cleaning your stamps a breeze! 


Here's the set:


ALL of our new CLEAR October stamps will be available on Saturday night at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! Be sure to join us for an hour of celebrating the new stamp sets, fun and prizes on Saturday evening at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!! Come hang out with the Krafty Girls and me!!

Here's the list: 

Thanks for visiting. :)

Blessings, 

Melanie

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Christmas Card Kit!!

Are you getting ready to start working on all those fabulous holiday cards and goodies??? Well, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps has got you covered with our Super Sized Holiday Kard Kit!

Kimmie has designed a gorgeous kit full of Christmas goodies! You are going to LOVE this kit! Take a peek at what is included:

- Our brand new NO PEEKING! clear stamp set valued at $12.99!
(not available any other way at this time)
- six Bazzill Buttercream 6x6 card bases
- 2 of each of 4 Bazzill 6x6 coordinating cardstocks
- 5 yards of Hemptique red baker's twine
- 1 pkg Kaisercraft red adhesive pearls
- 1 pkg Kaisercraft green adhesive pearls
- 1 pkg 24 carat extra fine Glitter
- 7 spiral star clips
- 8 gold jingle bells
- an assortment of cream buttons
- an assortment of studio calico wood veneer stars

You can also add onto your kit with large square envelopes and extra coordinating cardstock if you like! 
Oh...there also a few of our Spook-tacular Halloween Kard Kits still available...make sure to scoop one up for your Halloween krafting!

We've got a small hop today to show you some examples of projects made with the kit...here's the list of the Krafty Girls sharing card kit samples: 

Here's my card made entirely of card kit materials. I absolutely LOVE the No Peeking stamp!! The image was coloured using Copics. I used some of the fun gold glitter on the little wooden stars to add a bit of bling. ;)



Thanks for stopping by...enjoy the hop! Make sure to snap your kit up...there's only a limited number and a little birdie tells me there are not very many left! Visit the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop to get your card kit, and then check out all the other goodies in the shop!!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Release Day...New Clear Stamps!!

Have you heard the big news?? Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is  introducing our new CLEAR stamps this month! Oh, and there's also our Limited Edition HOLIDAY Kard Kit!!!



The September release includes a gorgeous sets of holiday sentiments from artist, Becky Pearce called THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS, a sweet set of carolers by artist, Cheryl Grant called ANGEL VOICES, some adorable elves by artist, Emilie Goulet called MADE BY ELVES and lastly  three new sets from artist Annie Rodrigue called HOLLY JOLLY, FROSTY FRIENDS and HOLIDAY STYLE!

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our September Krafty Hop! When you’re done, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie shop, because ALL the new CLEAR stamp sets are available!! Don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features the entire September release at a discount, but only for a limited time!

My card today features one of Annie's carolers from Holiday Style. I stamped her in Memento Desert Sand and coloured her with Copics. I pulled out some old MME papers, distressed the edges and sponged with brown ink. I added a Memory Box Die and some rhinestones to finish it off. Two new products in the KKS shop that I HIGHLY recommend are the Ranger Stamp Cleaner and Two Sided Stamp Cleaner Pad...it's VERY important to clean these new clear stamps after each use to keep them conditioned for years of enjoyment!! These two products make cleaning your stamps a breeze...just spritz the cleaner on one pad, scrub your stamp and dry it on the other pad. Oh, and the cleaner is bubble gum scented. It smells AMAZING!! 



On the inside of my card, I used Annie's gorgeous wreath, Holly Jolly. I also added one of the Magic of Christmas sentiments. 



Upon MANY customer requests, we have also released a Limited Edition HOLIDAY Kard Kit! There are only 50 kits available and once they are gone, that's it....sold out! You can find all the information about this kit, what's inside, your shipping options etc., in the special event page RIGHT HERE!

We've also got lots of new goodies in the SHOP including new paper pads, enamel dots, etc from companies like Simple Stories, Kaisercraft, American Crafts, Doodlebug and more! I've also had restocks of EZmount, inks, poster paint pens, liquid applique, Wink of Stella brushes etc.!  

Here's the hop list:

Thanks for stopping by! 

Blessings, 

Melanie