Paper Blessings

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Bird Canvas...a Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday Challenge!

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

We absolutely LOVE seeing your Krafty creations, so make sure to submit for a chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop!! We will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card to the KKS 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

Let's take care of a few FYI items first! 

Have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends Facebook group? It's the best place to keep up with all the latest Krafty's also a wonderful place to share your creations and get inspired by other Krafty Friends' projects! I love our warm and inviting community...everybody is so encouraging! 

Frugal Friday Specials are up...4 super cute sets are 40% off! The sale ends on Sunday (or while supplies last)... Happy Shopping!

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, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if ya need it!

This week's theme is CLOUDS. When looking through my KKS stamp sets, I decided to use the little bird from the Hoppy Friends set released this month. I love that the smaller accessory stamps from the sets can be used to create scenes or even as the focal image for smaller projects. I pulled out a 3x5 canvas board and painted a sky background with my Liquitex Basics acrylic paints. I then painted a tree for the bird to perch on. The bird was stamped on Neenah cardstock in Memento Desert Sand Ink. I first coloured with Copics and then added additional shading with my Polychromos coloured pencils. The bird was fussy cut and adhered to the canvas. 

Here's a peek at the full Hoppy Friends set: 

For more inspiration, hop on over the the KKS blog to see what the Krafty Krew and our lovely guests have created this week. Then pull out your KKS stamps and create a card, scrapbook page or altered item and incorporate clouds into your design!! You will have until March 31st at 11:55 pm EST to submit your entries!

Thanks for visiting



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Somebunny Loves You...Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

It's Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie always the theme is ANYTHING GOES!

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...whatever you want to create! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on the KKS blog until March 31st 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 KKS shop!

In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a Sketch. 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 always helpful in case your mojo needs a little kick start. ;)

I used the Hoppy Friends set for my card today. I stamped the bunny on watercolour paper in memento Desert Sand and coloured her with Faber Castell Polychromos coloured pencils blended with Gamsol. The background was done using Derwent Inktense Blocks applied with a paintbrush. The sentiment is part of the set. 

Hope you plan to play along!

Thanks for stopping by. :)



Sunday, March 12, 2017

March 2017 Kraftin' Kimmie Release Blog Hop

Welcome to our blog hop to celebrate the March 2017 release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

The full release is now available at the KKS Shop: 
  1. Tweetie Pies by Emilie Goulet
  2. Darling Dragons by Becky Pearce
  3. Adventure Mom by Annie Rodrigue
  4. Forest Background by Annie Rodrigue
  5. Blessings of Peace by Cheryl Grant
  6. Hoppy Friends by Cheryl Grant
For those stampers who want the entire release, check out the Gimmie Kimmies Kit which includes all 6 stamps at a discount, but only for a limited time! 

Oh, and the next SUPER SECRET KRAFTY KLUB set is also available for pre-order. Kimmie is giving two clues for this set: 1) It's by Cheryl Grant, and 2) the theme is outdoors! The set is only available to order until March 15th, so make sure to place your order quickly!

On today's hop, you'll get to see all six sets featured in projects by the Krafty Krew and our lovely guests. I'll include the full list at the bottom of my post. 

My card features one of the lovely spring girls from the Tweetie Pies set by Emilie Goulet. 

I stamped her in Memento Desert Sand and coloured her with Copics. The background paper is all by Doodle Bug and the flourishes were cut with dies from Memory Box and MFT. 

Here's a look at the full set: 

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As promised, here's the hop list:

Thanks for visiting!



Saturday, March 11, 2017

Hoppy Friends...our final March Sneak Peek at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Welcome the final day of our March Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Today's previews are combined with our weekly Saturday always, during release week our theme is ANYTHING GOES! That makes it really easy to play along this week ;). You have one week to play along and upload your project at the KKS Blog, you'll be entered to win the monthly draw for a krafty shop gift certificate! 

Today we are introducing an adorable new set by Cheryl Grant called HOPPY FRIENDS! It includes two adorable fluffy bunny images plus five coordinating sentiments. 

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At the end of my post, you'll find the complete hop list for today's sneak peeks. Make sure to leave a comment at each blog because Kimmie will be drawing one lucky winner from all the commenters! The winner will be announced at our LIVE Online Release Party today at 11 am EST...come hang out with us while we take another look at the amazing new March stamps! Our parties are always a blast...hope you plan to attend!

My card today features one of the bunnies from Hoppy Friends...I stamped him in Memento Desert Sand on kraft cardstock and coloured him with my Polychromos coloured pencils blended with Gamsol. I also used one of the sentiments included in the set. 

Here's a look at the full stamp set:

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Time to visit the rest of the Krafty Krew and Krafty Guests who have sneak peeks to share today!

Thanks for visiting. 



Thursday, March 9, 2017

Adventure Mom and Forest Background...a Kraftin' Kimmie Preview!

Welcome to Day THREE of our March Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
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Today we are sharing TWO amazing new stamp sets by Krafty artist Annie Rodrigue! 
First is ADVENTURE MOM, a fabulous stamp set featuring today's active momma with her new little bundle of joy! 
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Second is the fabulous FOREST BACKGROUND stamp set! This stamp is so versatile and will pair perfectly with so many of your KK stamps. It can also be used on it's own as the focal image for projects. 
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The LIVE Online Release Party is planned for this Saturday morning at 11 am EST, We'll be checking out ALL SIX new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of springtime fun!

The full hop list for today's sneak peeks can be found at the end of my post. Make sure to leave comments at every blog because one lucky commenter will WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop...the winner will be announced at the release party. ;)

I decided to work on a canvas for today's sneak peek. I started by painting in a sky and blocking in the ground on the canvas board with Liquitex Basics acrylic paints. Next, I stamped the Forest Background stamp directly on the canvas and painted the scene in acrylics. I then stamped Adventure Mom on Neenah cardstock and coloured her with Copic markers. I used my Cutterbee scissors to fussy cut the coloured image and then adhered her to the canvas.

Here's the hop list for today: 

Thanks for visiting!



Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Tweetie Pies...A Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!

Welcome to Day ONE of the March Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Today we're introducing a super sweet set of lovely ladies from artist Emilie Goulet called TWEETIE PIES! Now, some of you have seen this set already because it was the Super Secret Krafty Klub stamp set for January...those who preordered it already have it in their inky little fingers! The set features two main spring themed images plus four fabulous coordinating sentiments!

Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday morning at 11am EST! We'll be checking out all SIX new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!

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All of the Krafty Krew design team members and Krafty Guests listed at the end of my post have sneak peeks to share with you today featuring the TWEETIE PIES 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 release party, so make sure to attend!

Here's my card featuring one of the beautiful spring girls from Tweetie Pies...I just love Emilie's sweet characters! I stamped her on Neenah cardstock, coloured her with Copics and fussy cut the image with my cutterbee scissors. I also used some of the patterned paper to paper-piece her dress. I added some shading to the patterned paper with my Copics before adhering it to the image. The sweet sentiment comes with the set. 

Here's a look at the full Tweetie Pies set: 

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As promised, here's the sneak peek list for today: 

Thanks for visiting! 



Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mermaid Mixed Media Canvas...a KKS Skrappy Challenge!

Time for another Skrappy Challenge with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

For many stampers, our comfort zone is creating cards...I definitely fit in that category!! Our Skrappy challenges are designed to get you thinking outside that box...they are a chance to show the versatility of our Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

For this challenge, you can create and submit any project, as long as it's NOT a card!!! There are so many possibilities...calendar pages, bookmarks, pocket pages, traditional scrap pages, holiday gifts, planner pages, tags...the possibilities are endless! You have an entire month to play along and you can play as many times as you like! Here are the rules: 

1. The theme is Anything Goes...the only restriction is NO CARDS!
2. Your submission must be NEW...created on or after this post date...submit at the KKS challenge blog
3. You must use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp to be eligible for the prize drawing
4. You have a month to play, enter as many times as you'd like! The deadline is Monday, March 20th at 12:00 EST.
5. PRIZE: Once we've reached at least 5 entries, we will draw a random winner at the close of the challenge.
6. Be sure to share your creations on our Krafty Friends FB page!

I decided to pull out a canvas and acrylic paints to create a mixed media piece. I used Treena Twinkles (this is the image I coloured  with Copics during my first Live video on the KKS FB page). The canvas was prepped by adhering torn dictionary pages with Mod Podge. I ended up applying the paint a bit heavier than intially intended, so the only spot you can really see the text peeking through is the upper right hand corner. Most of the paint used on this project was Liquitex Basics. After painting the "water," a damask pattern was added using a stencil. To create an environment for Treena, I painted some coral and rocks on the ocean floor. I actually underestimated the size of the stamp and basically wasted time painting details on some coral and the big rock in the middle. Definitely should have mapped that out better! However, it gave me a chance to practice with's been a very long time since I painted! Treena was adhered to the canvas with Mod Podge. The seashells are from the dollar store. To balance off the content-heavy base of the canvas, I added a chipboard flourish from Make it Crafty (painted with the same acrylic paints) to the top. Pearls, a starfish charm and a few touches of gold paint finished it off. 

Here's a shot of the canvas before I added Treena and the embellishments. Some of the details in the painted elements were clearer in this picture. I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this process...I look forward to experimenting with more canvases in the future! 

Hope you plan to play along! 

Thanks for visiting...blessings!