Paper Blessings

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Superstar!


Welcome to the first Wonderful Wednesday challenge for August. As always, it's ANYTHING GOES so break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!! We want EVERYONE to be able to play along so your submission can use ANY stamp and can be any theme, any style, any design and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item....you name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter until August 6th at midnight! At the end of the month one random winner will be chosen from all the submissions for the whole month and will receive a $20 Gift Card to the shop! (full challenge details can be found on the challenge blog)

Did you know that we released THREE new rubber stamp sets for July??! You have until this Sunday to grab them all together in the July Gimme Kimmies Kit at a discount!! Or you can buy them individually too! I've also just posted a NEW RELEASE video where you can check out all the new sets and see some fabulous samples to inspire you!!

I used one of the cute stamps from the new You're A Rockstar! set that was released this month. Included in this set are three adorable young musicians and several coordinating sentiments. I used some older Bo Bunny paper, but make sure you check out the paper pads at the KKS store...Kimmie just added some brand new pads!! The image was stamped in Memento Desert Sand ink and coloured with Copics. I paper-pieced her pj's and added some shading with my markers. The music paper was cut and matted with Spellbinders Circles and Lacey Circles. The pearls were made with a Viva Decor Pearl Pen in black. 



Don't forget to hop on over to the KKS challenge blog to see the rest of the Wonderful Wednesday inspiration! 

Thanks for visiting! 

Blessings, 

Melanie


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Picture Perfect...Release Day at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Welcome to the JULY RELEASE BLOG HOP at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! 


Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have introduced you to the new July stamps from all our artists. We’ve got an adorable new musical kids set from Cheryl called YOU'RE A ROCKSTAR! There's a furry new set from Thais called A KOALA-TY FRIEND! Lastly, we are SO excited to share a picture perfect new stamp set from Annie called....OH, SNAP!

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy the JULY Krafty Hop! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because one lucky stamper will win a $25 gift card!! When you’re done hopping, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are now available! And don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new July stamps at a discount, but only for a limited time! (the full blog hop list will be included at the end of my post)

My hop card today features one of the sassy Oh, Snap! girls. I used some gorgeous Graphic 45 papers called Botanical Tea...this 8x8 pad is in stock and on sale at the KKS Shop right now!!  I LOVE the patterns and vintage feel of this paper pad. It's definitely one of my favourites! All paper edges were distressed and sponged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Inks were used on the paper doily to antique it. I added some crocheted trim and pearls to finish it off. The Oh, Snap! photographer was stamped in Memento Desert Sand Ink and coloured with Copics. The polka-dotted portion of her dress was paper-pieced with some of the Graphic 45 papers. I added some shading to the paper-pieced part with Copics. 



As promised, here's the blog hop list...don't forget to leave comments for your chance to win!! You'll find all the new stamps over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop! 


Thanks for visiting. :) 

Blessings, 

Melanie

Saturday, July 19, 2014

You're a Rockstar!

Welcome back to day THREE of our JULY Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks! We are excited to share the newest set of THREE images with matching sentiments from CHERYL! This musical new set will make your heart SING and it is called YOU'RE A ROCKSTAR!!

This week our challenge hostess is SHERI and her 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 a $10 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!! 


We hope you can join us for all the fun, excitement and prizes at  tonight at the LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY beginning at 6pm EDT...we'll be releasing all the new stamps you've seen this week following the party. 

You're a Rockstar! features three fun main images with several coordinating sentiments. I love these adorable kids showing their musical talents! For my card today, I coloured up Lucas playing a drum...how cute is that little puppy following at his heels?! I also used one of the fun sentiments from the set. 



Here's a shot of the full set: 



All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have some gorgeous designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps from Cheryl! While you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because you could WIN a gift card to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop! {This winner will be announced later this week!}

Hope to see you at the live release party tonight! ALL the new stamps will be available TONIGHT at the KKStamps Shop, and we'll be celebrating the release with a fun blog hop tomorrow! 

Thanks for visiting! <3 p="">

Blessings, 

Melanie

Friday, July 18, 2014

Oh Snap!

Welcome back to Day TWO of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps JULY previews!!! We are continuing on with the creativity and fun with a fabulous new Moonlight Whispers stamp set by Annie Rodrigue!! We think you'll agree that this new set is PICTURE PERFECT!!

Today the Krafty Girls and I are thrilled to share with you....OH, SNAP!! You'll find so many gorgeous creations on today's hop featuring both new images and sentiments from the set! We know you are just going to LOVE these fun ladies and be inspired by all the lovely designs!!

I used the "selfie" girl from the new Oh, Snap! set. I adore this sassy girl...she's got such a great style! If I looked like this, you might catch me taking more selfies, lol. I also used the "Smile" sentiment from the set...love this fun font! I used some scraps of old MME paper to make this 5x5 card...I think it's called Collectibles. This pad isn't in stock at the store, but make sure to check out the awesome paper selection in the KKS shop HERE. The corner embellishments are Classic Corner Dies by SCACD. The image was stamped with Memento Desert Sand Ink and coloured with Copics. 



Here's a shot of the full set: 




Below you will find all the Krafty Girls who have goodies to show you today and while you're visiting their blogs, be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN a gift card to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!! Woohoo!!!

ALL of our JULY 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 at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!! Come hang out with the Krafty Girls, Guests and me!! You can RSVP and invite your friends here!!

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Koala-ty Friend!

Hey everyone!! Welcome to day ONE of our JULY Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! We have so many goodies in store for you and we've been itchin' to share them! So here we GO!!

We are SO thrilled to share the newest set of furry friend stamps from artist THAIS NARCISO! This super sweet set is called A KOALA-TY FRIEND!!

These koalas are so sweet and a lot of fun to colour! This is one of three main images in the set. The set also contains several coordinating sentiments. I stamped the image on Neenah paper with Memento Desert Sand Ink and coloured with Copics. The vines are a Memory Box die and the paper is MME. 


Are you planning to join us for our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes on Saturday night beginning at 6pm EDT!! Hope you can come hang out with the Krafty Girls and Guests!


All the Krafty Girls listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps from Thais! And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away a gift card!!! You could WIN some Krafty $$$ to spend at the shop!!!! {This winner will be announced at the party!}
Thanks for stopping by! Blessings, Melanie

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Avast, Me Hearties!

(This is the second post on my blog today...if  you're looking for the Fearless Fairy Tales release from Little Miss Muffet stamps, just click HERE or scroll back one post!)

Good morning everybody and welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! This week, our hostess is Miss Kraftin' Kimmie herself and she's created a fun sketch to play along with! We hope you participate in the challenge for your chance to win...just make sure to use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp on your submission!

I used one of the adorable stamps from the new Lil' Swashbucklers set. The sentiment is also from the set...I just stamped the words individually to have them in their own circles to fit with the sketch layout. I stamped Lucas in Memento Desert Sand ink, coloured him with Copics, fussy cut him out and adhered him to the map patterned paper...what pirate doesn't love a good treasure map?! Oh, and speaking of patterned paper, make sure to check out all the gorgeous paper pads at the KKS Shop...you'll find them HERE. I added a couple of buttons and some twine to finish it off.



Skin: E000, E00, E11, E04  Hair. E50, E31, E33, E37, E59  Hat and Boots: C3, C5, C7, C9  Shirt: W00, W1, W3, W5  Vest: R22, R27, R46, R59, C9  Pants: G82, G85, G99, C9

Here's a shot of the sketch:



Make sure to pop on over the KKS Blog to see what the other Krafty Girls and Guests have created for today's sketch challenge. You can also link up your submission there...we hope you play along this week!!

Thanks for visiting. :)

Blessings,

Melanie

Fearless Fairy Tales Rapunzel (Little Miss Muffet Stamps)

(This is one of two posts on my blog today...please visit again at 7:00 am EDT for this week's Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps challenge!  You can click HERE to be taken directly to that post after 7:00 am EDT)

I'm so excited and very honoured to be participating in this awesome release at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!! These new Fearless Fairy Tales stamps are amazing. I LOVE colouring fairy tales images, and I love them even more when they're just a little edgy ;) It's such a privilege to be playing along with this very talented group of colourists. Their work always inspires me and leaves me in awe of their skills. You're in for quite the treat today as you visit their blogs to see what they've created with the Fearless Fairy Tales.

My card today features Rapunzel from the Fearless Fairy Tales. It's hard to choose a favourite from this collection, as they are all incredible images...which is why you will likely want each stamp. ;)  I love all the details in this image: the folds in the fabric, the intricate stonework of the tower, those gnarly hands of the witch and of course that hair!! I used some old papers from a DCWV stack and distressed them quite heavily with my scissors followed by Walnut Stain Distress Ink. The birdcage is from Dies by SCACD and the flourishes are an MFT die that I cut up and added in small bits. I added a few Prima flowers centred with a pearl. I'm not sure where I picked up that metal filigree flower...I added a bit of ink with my Copics to antique it as it was way too shiny and new looking for my taste. ;)  Rapunzel was coloured with Copic markers. After finishing with the markers, I added a touch of white coloured pencil to the dress. I also added some additional shading with a black Conte Crayon applied with a paper blending tortillon.


Skin: E000, E00, E11, RV95  Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59, BV29  Dress:  B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, BV29, C9, V01, V15, V09, C9  Witch's hands: YG00, G20, YG91, YG95, W7  Witch's cloak: C1, C3, C5, C9  Curtains: V01, V15, V09, C9, BV29...I also went over the curtains with BV00 to try to tone down the contrast in order to "push" then further into background  Stone/Marble: W00, W1, W3, W5, W7, E40, E42, E43  Sky: BG000, BG70  Clouds: BG70, BV31, C00, C1, C3, Blender

You can find the Fearless Fairy Tales at the Little Miss Muffet Stamps store. Make sure to visit the LMM blog HERE and the LMM Gallery Blog HERE. Don't forget to hop around and see what the other ladies have created for today's release!

Just wanted to say thanks again to Barbara for inviting me to participate today!

Thanks for visiting.

Blessings,

Melanie