Paper Blessings

Friday, August 17, 2018

Spooky Silhouettes...a Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!

***Welcome to the August Krafty Peeks....Day FOUR!! ***

We've got another new set from artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen! Introducing SPOOKY SILHOUETTES!
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This amazing set features lots of Halloween themed solid images perfect for using with the new Hybrid Inks...speaking of which, here's a look at the new colours released this month: Pumpkin Patch, Purple Petunia and Mossy Meadow! 

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These inks are INCREDIBLE...if you haven't tried them yet, make sure to tuck a few into your shopping cart. You will love them...since Kimmie first released them, they are now the inks I reach for the most!

You will see this versatile set in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs. The list of Krafty design team members is at the end of my post. Be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a $10 gift voucher to the krafty shop!!

Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE August release on the Krafty Friends facebook page!

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

I thought it would be fun to show the versatility of this set by using it for something other than Halloween themed projects. I created a fall bookmark for today's preview. I started by using watercolours to paint the sunset sky and grass. I then stamped the tree and cat silhouettes from Spooky Silhouettes in  our Marvelous Mocha Hybrid ink. I created the fall foliage using the trio of leaf stamps in the set with our Yummy Yellow ink and two of our brand new ink colours, Mossy Meadow and Pumpkin Patch. Since this was sunset and not a night sky, there is enough lighting in the scene to add a bit of detail to the silhouettes. To do this, I used some gouache to add bark to the tree, shading to the leaves and a bit of fur to the cat.  I made a little tassel and finished it off with a couple of teeny leaf buttons. 





Here's the full set:

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Here's the hop list for today:



Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Spooky Suckers...August Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!

***Welcome to the August Krafty Peeks....Day TWO!! ***

We've got a couple of Halloween cuties for you in today's peeks by artist Emilie Goulet...introducing SPOOKY SUCKERS!

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This adorable set features two tiny vampires plus three fun sentiments. You'll 'vant' this set to use on all your creepy creations! They are super fun on their own but imagine them in combination with the Haunted House set that we shared yesterday.

You will see these images in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs. The list of Krafty design team members is at the end of my post. Be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a $10 gift voucher to the krafty shop!!

Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE August release on the Krafty Friends facebook page!

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

I have been on a bit of a watercolour kick lately...heck, it's a full blown obsession, lol. I stamped the female vampire from Spooky Suckers on watercolour paper and painted the entire scene with watercolours (combination of Daniel Smith and M. Graham). I also used a bit of gouache on the moon and clouds as I needed some more opaque coverage to go over the dark sky. 



Here's the full set:
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Here's the hop list for today:

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Pearls...a Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge

Welcome to another fabulous Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge....our theme this week is PEARLS!


Submit your krafty design for your chance to WIN. You have until Friday, August 10th to enter this challenge! Keep in mind, all entries are welcome but you must use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp to be eligible to win.

Each Saturday we post a new challenge and you can enter as many times as you like! And each submission during the month will enter you into the monthly prize of a $40 gift voucher to spend in the krafty shop!

We've also got a fun sketch for your inspiration for August! You don't have to use it but if you need a little extra kickstart in your mojo, feel free to use it any time!

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Be sure to hop on over to the Krafty Shop this weekend because our Frugal Friday specials are up!! Four of our stamp sets are 40% off! Additionally, our Inspirational Wednesday featured set, Magical Friends, is on sale as well!

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I used the lovely set Tweetie Pies to create a bookmark for our pearl challenge. I stamped the image on watercolour paper and used a combination of Daniel Smith and Koi watercolours to paint the scene. The sentiment is part of the stamp set...I absolutely LOVE this sentiment. The image actually doesn't include any pearls, so I added some into her hair. I coated them with some Wink of Stella glitter (you can find this in the shop here).  


Here's a list of the designers participating in today's challenge: 


Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Sunday, July 22, 2018

July 2018 Release Hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Welcome to the July Release Blog Hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! Yesterday all 3 of the adorable new July sets were released for purchase at the shop!


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Included this month are:
  1. Blast Off by Cheryl Grant
  2. Friends to the Finish by Emilie Goulet
  3. Manatee Pals by Melissa Baker-Nguyen!

You'll get to see all 3 sets in action as you hop around today. If you haven't scooped them up yet, make sure to pop on over to the shop to place your order! For those of you who have to have it all, make sure to check out the July Gimmie Kimmie Kit...you'll get the full release in a bundle at a discounted price, but only while supplies last!

Kimmie has also added some fun new embellishments to the shop...check out the selection of sequins now available!

There's also the SECRET KRAFTY KARD KIT! You're going to love this one...it's Halloween themed and jam packed full of krafty goodness! Additionally, you'll be invited to a private facebook group and asked to join us as a Special Krafty Guest to help release the new stamp set along with the Krafty Design Team!

This weekend only our AMAZING Krafty Hybrid Inks are 15% off...make sure to put some in your cart. I can honestly say that these inks have become my go-to regardless of which medium I'm using. No other ink has ever given me such clean crisp images. I highly recommend them! Sale ends Monday morning. 

For my release hop project, I used the fun BLAST OFF set by Cheryl Grant. I got together with Kimmie a couple of weeks ago and we spend some time getting creative in the Krafty Kave. We decided to try painting some galaxy backgrounds on canvas...we had a lot of fun playing with acrylic paints! We figured they would be perfect for this new set. I stamped Lucas and the dog on Neenah paper and coloured them with Copics. They were fussy cut out and adhered to the painted backdrop. These are little 4x4 canvases that I found at the dollar store...just the perfect size for a little space scene!



Here's the list of designers participating in today's hop:


Thanks for visiting! 

Blessings, 

Melanie


Saturday, July 21, 2018

Manatee Pals...July Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!

Welcome to day 3 of the JULY Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.


Our last stamp set for this month is a 'one of a kind' stamp set from artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen!
It's called MANATEE PALS!

I mean....come ON! This adorable new set contains several pudgy little manatees, an underwater background stamp, lots of fun little accessory stamps plus two wonderful sentiments!

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Check out this set in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs today. You'll see the list of Krafty design team members  below and be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! 

Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE July release on the Krafty Friends facebook page!


The winner will be annouced at the ONLINE RELEASE PARTY  this afternoon...be sure to join us as we'll be checking out all 3 new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!


Now don't forget! It's also CHALLENGE DAY and as always, during release week the theme is ANYTHING GOES!!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp!! Use any sketch, any design, any embellishments because Anything Goes! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd LOVE to see your KKS designs. You have a week to play with this challenge (until July 27th) and at the end of the month, we'll announce a WINNER from all of the weekly challenges for July! We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN a $40 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!

I made a bookmark featuring one of the adorably chubby manatees and the ocean bottom stamps from the MANATEE PALS stamp set. The images were stamped on to cotton watercolour paper and then I painted the scene with a combination of Daniel Smith and Koi watercolour paints. I absolutely LOVE this sweet set! I also added a handmade tassel (learned how to make these from my lovely friend Krafty Girl Alexis). 



Here's a look at the full stamp set: 

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Here's the hop list: 


Thanks for visiting!

Blessings,

Melanie

Friday, July 20, 2018

FRIENDS TO THE FINISH...a Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!


Welcome to day two of the JULY Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...It's an amazing new  stamp set by artist Emilie Goulet called FRIENDS TO THE FINISHThis sassy set features three tough chicks plus SEVEN super cool sentiments...the perfect set for all those amazing women in your life!

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Check out this set in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs today. You'll see the list of Krafty design team members  below and be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! 

Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE July release on the Krafty Friends facebook page!

The winner will be annouced at the ONLINE RELEASE PARTY  this Saturday...be sure to join us as we'll be checking out all 3 new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!

I made a card featuring the runner from FRIENDS TO THE FINISH. She was stamped on Neenah cardstock and coloured with Copics. I created a scene by adding in a simple background. 



Here's the hop list: 


Thanks for visiting...blessings!

Melanie

Saturday, June 30, 2018

At the Beach...a Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge!

Welcome to another fabulous Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge....our theme this week is AT THE BEACH!

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Submit your krafty design for your chance to WIN. You have until Friday, July 6th to enter this challenge! Keep in mind, all entries are welcome but you must use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp to be eligible to win.

Each Saturday we post a new challenge and you can enter as many times as you like! And each submission during the month will enter you into the monthly prize of a $40 gift voucher to spend in the krafty shop!

We've also got a fun sketch for your inspiration for July! You don't have to use it but if you need a little extra kickstart in your mojo, feel free to use it any time!

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Be sure to hop on over to the Krafty Shop this weekend because our CANADA DAY SALES are up!! A large selection of items is on sale for 10-50% off until July 2nd while supplies last! Get free shipping when CAN/US customers reach $100 dollars!

We'eve also re-released a super sweet retired stamp set called TOTALLY TUBULAR by artist Cheryl Grant!

I used the fun set A Bit Smart Assy 2 for my beach card. I stamped the image in our Krafty Kolours Wicked Black Ink on Neenah paper. She was coloured with Copics. I then prepped the background area with a coat of gesso before using acrylic paints to create a beach backdrop. 



Here's the list of designers with a beachy project for today's challenge: 


Blessings, 

Melanie