Paper Blessings

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Thanks for your Service...a Kraftin' Kimmie Weekly Challenge!

Welcome to our weekly challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! 


Let's take care a few news items first!
  1. KKS FACEBOOK GROUP: Have you joined??!! This is the place to hang out with Kimmie, the DT and KKS fans from all over the globe! Share your creations here, chat with other card makers, watch video tutorials, and just plain have fun! Click the link above...it's a great way to keep on top of the latest KKS news! 
  2. FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS: are up in the shop...just click the link to see what's on sale this week!
  3. MONTHLY SKETCH: Feel free to use it to give your mojo a little kick-start! Each sketch is up for an entire month. If you use it in any Challenge or Wonderful Wednesday submission, you'll get an additional chance to a KKS gift card! 
  4. FEBRUARY RELEASE: if you haven't ordered yet, pop on over to the shop to do so! If you want the entire release, check out the Gimmie Kimmie Kit for this month! 

Ok...now on to our challenge! This week's hostess is the lovely Danielle. She is giving you three options for this challenge: 
  1. Use the February Sketch! (see above)
  2. Winter Colours: use dark blue, light blue and silver or grey!
  3. Combine the sketch and the colour scheme! 

If you play along, you'll have a chance to win! We will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card to the KKS shop! You can enter as many times per month as you'd like!! You will have until February 24th at 11:55 pm EST to submit at the challenge blog

I decided to use Danielle's colour scheme. I inked up the dapper police officer from the newly released You're My Hero stamp set and combined it with a sentiment from the Sincere Thanks set. The image was stamped in Memento Desert Sand Ink and coloured with Copics. I added a bit of additional shading with some Polychromos coloured pencils. 


Hope you plan to play along! 

Blessings, 

Melanie

Sunday, February 12, 2017

February 2017 Kraftin' Kimmie Release Blog Hop!

Welcome to the February Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps release blog hop! All FOUR of the new clear stamp sets that we've been sharing all week are now available for purchase at the online KKS shop!  Today, you'll be able to hop around to see each of the stamps sets in action as you visit each Krafty Krew member and Krafty Guest!


The February release includes: 
1. ALL ABOARD (by Cheryl Grant)
2. SKY'S THE LIMIT (by Cheryl Grant)
3. YOU'RE MY HERO (by Annie Rodrigue)
4. SPORTY BOYS (by Emilie Goulet)

For those stampers who want it all, look for our February Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all FOUR of the new sets at a discount for a limited time and while supplies last!


Don't forget that you have until February 15th to get your order in for the Secret Klub set! The only clues Kimmie is giving for this set are 1) it's a set by artist Annie Rodrigue and 2) the theme is fairytales!!! Feel free to order the secret set plus any new sets or extra goodies and Kimmie can ship everything together after the 15th!

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My hop card features the karate kid from the Sporty Boys set. I stamped him in Memento Desert Sand on Neenah paper and coloured with Copics. The sentiment comes with the set. 



Here's the full set: 

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Here's the hop list for today: 

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Sporty Boys...a Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!



Welcome to Day FOUR of the February Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...we're introducing an all star set from artist Emilie Goulet called SPORTY BOYS!!

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This fun set features two main images of some energetic young men playing baseball and doing karate! It also comes with FIVE awesome sentiments!



Additionally, it's challenge day and our hostess is Krafty Girl, Martha. As always, the challenge theme during release week is ANYTHING GOES! You can create any project with any stamp, but if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp you'll double your chances to WIN!! You have a week to play with this challenge and at the end of the month, we'll announce a WINNER from all of the weekly challenges for February! We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN a $20 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop...and don't forget to share your creations on our FB page! 

Did you know about our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY??!! Click the link to join in the fun...it starts at 2pm EST! 

Here's my card featuring the baseball player from Sporty Boys...I also used one of the fun sentiments from the set. I stamped the image in Memento Desert Sand on Neenah paper and coloured with Copics. 


Here's a look at the full set: 
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All of the Krafty Krew and Guests listed below have designs to show you featuring the SPORTY BOYS set. While you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away a gift voucher! You could WIN some Krafty $$$ to spend at the shop! There will be one winner from all the comments this week and it will be announced at the party today (see link above)!

Thanks for visiting! 

Blessings, 

Melanie

Friday, February 10, 2017

You're My Hero...a Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!

Welcome to Day THREE of the February Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie StampsToday we are sharing a fabulous new set by Annie Rodrigue called YOU'RE MY HERO! This set features 2 main images, a firefighter and a police officer, and 4 coordinating sentiments. 


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You will see today's set in action as you hop around to visit each Krafty Krew member and Krafty Guest. Be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! The full hop list can be found at the end of this post. 

ALL SIX of the new February clear stamp sets will be released this 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 hang out with all our krafty friends! 


Here's my card featuring the firefighter from YOU'RE MY HERO. The image was stamped on Neenah paper and coloured with Copics. The sentiment is included in the set. 



Here's a look at the full stamp set: 
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Here's the full hop list for today's previews: 


Thanks for visiting! 

Blessings, 

Melanie

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Sky's the Limit...A Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!

Welcome to Day TWO of the February Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

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Today we have a second stamp set from artist Cheryl Grant called SKY'S THE LIMIT! This fun new boy's set features one large main image plus FIVE coordinating sentiments in a fabulous font!

You will see today's set in action as you hop around to visit each Krafty Krew member and Krafty Guest. Be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! The full hop list can be found at the end of this post. 

ALL SIX of the new February clear stamp sets will be released this 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 hang out with all our krafty friends! 

Here's my card featuring Sky's the Limit. The image was stamped on Neenah paper and coloured with Copics. The sentiment is included in the set. 




Here's a look at the full set:
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As promised, here's the blog list for today's sneak peeks: 

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp January 2017 Release Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Release Day Blog Hop for January 2017!! 

Over the last week, we introduced you to 6 brand new clear stamp sets that are now available for purchase at the KKS Online shop! On today's hop, you will see all the January stamps in action as you visit each blog (listed at the end of my post). The release includes:


  1. Party Animals by Cheryl Grant
  2. Pretty Kitties by Cheryl Grant
  3. Fancy Francy by Annie Rodrigue
  4. Party Pearl by Annie Rodrigue
  5. Buddy Bears by Emilie Goulet
  6. Sincere Thanks by Kimmie Reid

After you are finished hopping around, be sure to pop over to the KKS shop to place your orders! Just a reminder, for those stampers who "need" it all, the January Gimmie Kimmie Kit will be available for a limited time and while supplies last. This kit includes all 6 stamp sets at a discount!

My hop card features the adorable Party Pearl by krafty artist Annie. 


If you love colouring pleats, this stamp is a must have...that dress is so much fun to colour and provides a great opportunity to work on pleats, shadows and highlights. ;) The pleats and folds don't stop at that dress...you'll also get to work on your technique with the gathered chair fabric! The set also includes some fun sentiments, one of which I included on this card. The image was stamped in Memento Desert Sand Ink and coloured with Copics.



Here's a look at the full stamp set:



Here's the full hop list:

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings,

Melanie

Friday, January 13, 2017

Buddy Bears...a Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!

Welcome Day 5 of the January Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Today we're introducing a super sweet set of cuddly TEDDY BEARS from artist Emilie Goulet called BUDDY BEARS!!! This set features 2 main images and 4 fun sentiments!


Here's my card featuring Buddy Bears. I stamped the image on kraft cardstock and coloured with Polychromos pencils blended with Gamsol. 


Here's a look at the full set:



Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 1pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL the SIX new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!

All the Krafty Krew design team members listed below have lots of sweet designs to share with you today featuring the BUDDY BEARS 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! The winner will be announced at the party so don't miss it!

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings,

Melanie