Paper Blessings

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Spring...a Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie StampsOur challenge this week is SPRING

We absolutely LOVE seeing your work, so make sure to submit for 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. Also, make sure to check out our weekly Wonderful Wednesday challenges as well as our monthly Krafty Scrappy Challenge. You can upload all submissions at the KKS blog


Krafty FYI items: 

If you haven't ordered the new May stamps, make sure to check them out at the KKS shop ! 

Have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends Facebook groupIt's the best place to keep up with all the latest Krafty news...it's also a wonderful place to share your creations and get inspired by other Krafty Friends' projects! 

Kimmie has an amazing special this weekend: MAKE YOUR OWN SALE! It's Victoria Day weekend here in Canada, so use the code QUEENVICKY to get 20% of your entire order (excluding the "new" category stamps). 

In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a Sketch. You can find it on the KKS blogThe 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! 

I used the adorable Hello Spring clear stamp set for my card today...this set was basically made for this challenge! I coloured up a few of the sweet images from the set and added one of the sentiments for a bright and cheery card!



Hope you plan to play along!

Thanks for visiting. :)

Blessings, 

Melanie

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Summer Aviva...May 2017 Kraftin' Kimmie Release Blog Hop



The May Release is NOW available at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and we're celebrating with a hop today!


The SIX new clear stamp sets include: 
  1.  BUGS AND KISSES from our new artist, Melissa Baker-Nguyen
  2. SUMMER AVIVIA by Krafty Girl Design Team Member, Jasmine Turandar 
  3. TWO sets by artist Cheryl Grant: COW'S IT GOING? and JUST CHICKIN IN
  4. TWO magical new mermaid sets from artist Annie Rodrigue: FLORENCE FINBOTTOM and SANDY SEAWATER

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 to order! (the hop list will be included at the end of my post)

If you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our May Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all 6 of the new sets  at a discount, but only for a limited time while supplies last.

**SUPER SECRET KRAFTY KLUB!**
Don't forget that you only have until MONDAY to get your order in for the Secret Klub set! Feel free to order the secret set plus any new sets or extra goodies and I'll ship everything together this week!

I used the beautiful Summer Aviva for my hop card today...she's perfect for so many occasions and comes with two elegant sentiments, one of which I used on this card. She was stamped in Memento Desert Sand and coloured with Copics.



Here's a look at the full set: 

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As promised, here's the hop list: 

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Florence Finbottom...a Kraftin' Kimmie Preview!

 Welcome to Day FOUR of the MAY Release at Kraftin' Kimmie StampsToday is the final day of peeks and the release party is this afternoon at 2:00 pm EST on Facebook! 

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Our final two sets are by artist Annie Rodrigue who has created two gorgeous new mermaids: FLORENCE FINBOTTOM and SANDY SEAWATER!! Each set features a mermaid image plus two coordinating sentiments!

It's also challenge day and our hostess is Krafty Girl, Danielle! As always during release week, the challenge is ANYTHING GOES. You can create a card, scrapbook page or altered item 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 May. We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN a $20 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!

As mentioned earlier, our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY is this afternoon at 2:00 pm EST ...hope you plan to attend! 

My card today features Florence Finbottom. I stamped her in Desert Sand Memento Ink on Neenah paper and coloured her 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 these awesome new stamps. While you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away a gift voucher 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!

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Bugs and Kisses...a Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek

Good morning and welcome to Day ONE of our May New Release Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Today we are thrilled to introduce you to a brand new Krafty artist, Melissa Baker-Nguyen!! Her first KK set is called BUGS & KISSES! This fun set features lots of cute little bugs, accessory stamps, sentiments and of course a fabulous jar to put them in for a grand total of  13 awesome stamps in the set!

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All the Krafty Design Team members and Guests listed at the end of my post have lots of bee-you-tiful designs to share with you today featuring BUGS & KISSES! 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 LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday, so don't miss it...watch for new about the release party at the KKS FB page!

I made a cute little notecard using one of the bees, a little dotted line flight path, a sentiment and a couple of hearts. There are so many possible combinations with this set...just wait until you see the variety of projects from the DT!



Here's a look at the full set:

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As promised, here is the hop list for today:

Thanks for visiting! 

Blessings, 

Melanie 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Alice in Wonderland...a Krafin' Kimmie Komeback Stamp!

We have a fantastic surprise for you at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps today....it's time for another Krafty Komeback! 

As you know, Kimmie made the switch from rubber to clear stamps a couple of years ago, so many of our old beloved stamps are no longer available. However, Kimmie has decided to re-release some of your favourites as new clear stamp sets! Today marks the return of...


This gorgeous stamp was drawn by krafty artist Annie Rodrigue. She is so much fun to colour, especially for those of us who love pleats and hair! Alice is perfect for so many occasions. The Krafty Krew has been busy creating projects featuring this Komeback stamp...the complete list of blogs will be at the bottom of my post. When you're done hopping around, make sure to head over to the KKS shop where Alice is now available for purchase!

I stamped Alice in Memento Desert Sand ink and coloured her with Copics. I also added a bit of additional shading with coloured pencils. I absolutely LOVE this sentiment that comes with the set!


Here's a look at the full stamp set:

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It's also Frugal Friday today! Four fabulous stamp sets are on sale for 40% off for the weekend while supplies last!

Additionally, Kimmie is having a Live Rubber Party on Sunday! Join us at the Krafty Friends Facebook page for a chance to purchase some of the older retired rubber stamp sets...you won't want to miss it! Hope to see you there at 2:00 pm EST.

Here's the hop list for today:

Blessings,

Melanie

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sandy Toes...a Kraftin' Kimmie Skrappy Challenge!

Welcome to another SKRAPPY challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

You can create anything for this challenge as long as it's NOT a card!!! Calendars, bookmarks, pocket pages, traditional scrap pages, holiday gifts, planner pages, tags... you get the picture! 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...
  1. The theme is ANYTHING GOES
  2. Create ANYthing...JUST NOT A CARD
  3. MUST be a NEW creation (created on or after this post date)
  4. MUST use Kraftin Kimmie stamps to be entered in to the drawing
  5. PRIZES?!? Of course there are prizes!! Once we've reached 5 entries, we draw a random winner (at the close of the challenge)!
  6. You have until Monday, May 22nd @ 12:00 pm EST to submit your entries 
  7. Be sure to also share your creations on our Krafty Friends FB page!


I created a tag using one of the stamps from the Sandy Toes clear stamp set...I actually coloured this image during one of our live colour alongs over at the FB group! Her towel was paper-pieced with some design paper. During the video, I had shared how to add shading to your paper-pieced components to make sure they have as much depth and dimension as the rest of your image. 



Hope you play along!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Thank you for your kindness...a Kraftin' Kimmie challenge!

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie StampsOur challenge this week is FLOWERS...incorporate them any way you want! They can be part of your stamp, in your design paper or added as embellishments. 

We absolutely LOVE seeing your work, so make sure to submit for 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. Also, make sure to check out our weekly Wonderful Wednesday challenges as well as our monthly Krafty Scrappy Challenge. You can upload all submissions at the KKS blog

Krafty FYI items: 

If you haven't ordered the new April stamps, make sure to check them out at the KKS shop ! 

Have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends Facebook group? It's the best place to keep up with all the latest Krafty news...it's also a wonderful place to share your creations and get inspired by other Krafty Friends' projects! 

Frugal Friday Specials are up...the sale ends on Sunday (or while supplies last)!

In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a Sketch. You can find it on the KKS blogThe 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! 

KKS is definitely known and loved for our amazing images to colour, but we also have some awesome sentiment sets! These sets can be combined with a coloured image, or used as a focal point on projects. I chose to make a quick CAS card using our Sincere Thanks sentiment set. I combined two of the sentiments and stamped them with Versafine ink. The paper edges were all antiqued with distress ink. I layered two flowers and added a few pearls to finish it off. You could easily use this set to whip up a bunch of tags or little note cards...we actually used this set in our make and takes at Scrapfest a couple of weeks ago. There are so many possibilities! 


Hope you plan to play along...thanks for stopping by!

Blessings, 

Melanie