Paper Blessings

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Party Animal...A Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge

Good morning and welcome to another Saturday challenge 


This week's theme is "Party Animals"!

You are welcome to enter as many times as you like with new creations. You are welcome to use any stamp however using Kraftin' Kimmie stamp and products will earn you double entries for the monthly prize of a $40 voucher to the Krafty shop!

There are two ways to enter... you can link up your creation on the Kraftin’ Kimmie blog page AND you can upload your photo to the album in our Krafty Friends FB group.

I used a combination of three sets for my card. I stamped one of the adorable beavers from You're Gnaw-some and coloured him with copics. I also stamped the hat from Party Piggies and positioned it on the beaver's head. These images were both fussy cut and put onto a background made with our Sprinkles stencil and Mermaid Melody ink (I also added a bit of sparkle by adding Stardust Stickles while the stencil was still in place). The sentiment (stamped in Wicked Black ink) is from Party Time Sentiments (this set is currently out of stock, but you can add your email address to the store page for notification when it restocked). Finally, I edged the panel in turquoise stickles.


If you need a little extra inspiration or a jumpstart to your mojo, we have a new sketch each month!  Feel free to use it any time!



We've also got lots going on this weekend!! Be sure to join our Virtual Spring Retreat on Saturday and Sunday in the Krafty Friends facebook group!  We've got lots of challenges, live videos, tutorials and FUN! 


ALSO enjoy this weekend's Make Your Own SALE!  Use the coupon code SPRING20 to enjoy 20% OFF whatever YOU want!!


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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Clean and Simple at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Good morning and welcome to another Saturday challenge 
at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!



This week our challenge for you is ....
Clean and Simple! 


Every Saturday we post a brand new challenge for the week. You are welcome to enter as many times as you like with new creations. You are welcome to use any stamp however using Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and products will earn you double entries to the monthly prize of a $40 voucher to the Krafty shop!

There are two ways to enter... you can link up your creation on the Kraftin’ Kimmie blog AND you can upload your photo to the album in our Krafty Friends FB group.

My clean and simple card features the Love Bugs stamp set. I stamped the little snail first in Wicked Black ink and masked him off. I layered our Beautiful Burlap and So Many Circles stencils to ink up a background with a combination of Mermaid Melody and Sparkling Sapphire inks. I then removed the mask and coloured the snail in copics. The sentiment from Love Bugs was stamped in Wicked Black ink.




If you need a little extra inspiration or a jumpstart to your mojo, we have a new sketch each month.  Feel free to use it any time...here is March's sketch:






And don't miss the AMAZING Sale we have going on over at the Krafty Shop...enjoy up to 50% OFF many amazing goodies throughout the shop!  Our sale runs March 20-22!

No coupon needed!


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Sunday, March 15, 2020

March 2020 Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!


We are celebrating all the 
new PARTY TIME goodies that will be available today at noon est from our MARCH Release at
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!




All THREE new clear stamp sets will be available over at the Krafty Shop, along with our scrumptious new MORNING MARIGOLD ink, TWO new Krafty Stencils and our new Party Time Krafty Dots!  

So let's have a fun hop around the Krafty Team's blogs and check everything out in action.

First up we have a gorgeous new set from artist,
Melissa Baker-Nguyen called....
PARTY TIME SENTIMENTS



The second set of party animals is by artist Sabrina van Vloten and it's just so darn cute!
It's called.....PARTY PIGGIES




And our last stamp set of WILD creatures is by artist Neda Sadreddin called....

ZOODLES



Available today will be our brand new Hybrid Ink colour in the large ink pad, mini cube and ink refill and it's called....

MORNING MARIGOLD



We have two new stencils that are perfect for all your new celebration creations called....

CONFETTI and PARTY TIME BANNERS



And lastly we've got a vibrant and coordinating new set of  Krafty Dots for you called...

PARTY TIME DOTS



Everything will be available today (Sunday, March 15th) at NOON est in the krafty shop! 

And if you HAVE to have it ALL be sure to grab our Gimme Kimmies Kit for this month!  You'll get one of each product in the bundle and at a discount but only while supplies last!!



And don't forget to grab the INK OF THE MONTH!

This month all in stock products in the GOBLIN GREEN colour are on SALE 15% OFF while supplies last!  




I used the adorable PARTY PIGGIES for my hop card. I decided to have another go with my polychromos coloured pencils. Despite having these pencils for a few years, I have not played with them much as I have yet to find a paper I really love for this medium. I stamped this little piggy on canson mi teintes paper  (not in love with this paper, but felt like I wanted to give it another shot) in our Totally Taupe ink. The blending is all done dry with just layers of pencil (no gamsol). I fussy cut him (forgetting to follow my own rule about colouring the edges to conceal the white paper core...oops) and adhered him to the paper with my favourite tombow mono glue. I used Raspberry Rose to ink the sentiment panel and paper edges then stamped a sentiment from the set in Wicked Black ink. Finally, I added stitching and some PARTY TIME DOTS




Time to visit our other designers! 

Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin'!


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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Zoodles...a Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!

We are continuing our party time COUNTDOWN today!
It's our third and final day of 
March Krafty Peeks
at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Everything you've seen us share this week will be in the online shop on Sunday morning.

We are closing out the festivities with a brand new adorable stamp set from artist Neda Sadreddin called....
ZOODLES! 



Check out these incredibly fun animals!  Go bananas and make a WILD creation!  There are FIVE fabulous animal images plus amazing sentiment stamps!




Of course, today is also Challenge Day and as always, during release week the theme is Anything Goes...so create a card, scrapbook page, altered item featuring a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp

You have until March 20th to play along. Feel free to link up your submission at the KKS blog and/or by uploading your pic to the folder in our Krafty Friends facebook group  and you could be the lucky winner of a $40 gift voucher to the krafty shop!


You'll get to see all sorts of sweet creations featuring ZOODLES as you hop around the Krafty Team blogs today (list at the bottom of this post).  PLUS you'll see some of the other goodies in action....like our new stencils, new ink and new Krafty Dots.

I stamped the giraffe and monkey from ZOODLES in our  Totally Taupe ink on Arches cold-pressed paper and watercoloured the entire scene. 

Funny story...when Kimmie first told us the name of this set, I couldn't get the theme song from zoodles pasta out of my head..."Tell all your friends, tell a whole bunch...I just had a hippopotamus for lunch. Did you ever go hunting with a bowl and spoon?? Get hunting with Libby's Zoodles!" Please tell me somebody remembers this old jingle! lol





Everything will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends facebook group 
Sunday morning at 11am EST!


Check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team...
MAKE SURE YOU COMMENT ON EVERY BLOG
from all the peek days this week
for a chance to win Krafty $$$ in the shop

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Party Time at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Hello and welcome to 
our MARCH Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!?

We are ready to CELEBRATE with a huge PARTY this month...we've got three new stamp sets, two coordinating stencils, a fabulous new hybrid ink colour and new krafty dots!





We are kicking off the festivities with
the perfect new stamp set from artist, 
MELISSA BAKER-NGUYEN!!

It's called....PARTY TIME SENTIMENTS!




It's a versatile 4x6 stamp set with images, sentiments, accessories and trinkets.  Use it as the focal point of your creations including cards, tags, gifts and lots more!


You will see the PARTY TIME SENTIMENTS stamp set in action today as you hop around to the Krafty Krew members blogs!

You will also spot our newest addition to the Krafty Kolours Hybrid Ink line!  It's a gorgeous new sunset yellow named
MORNING MARIGOLD!
As always it will be available in full sized ink pads, mini cubes and ink refills.




We've got TWO brand new Krafty Stencils for this month's release to help accessorize your creations called 
CONFETTI and PARTY TIME BANNERS!



And of course, we are adding the perfect new coordinating Krafty Dots for this release called PARTY TIME DOTS! The package includes 54 enamel dots in varying sizes in 6 different colours. 




You'll get to see all of our brand new goodies in action over the next few days of March Krafty Peeks and everything will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends facebook group on Sunday, March 15th at 11am EST!




For my card, I started by making a background with the CONFETTI Stencil and several Krafty Inks including the new MORNING MARIGOLD (Ruby Red, Pumpkin Patch, Sparking Sapphire, Goblin Green). All sentiments and the balloons were stamped in Wicked Black. The main sentiment panel was inked in Morning Marigold. The balloons were coloured with copics (highlights are from a Posca pen). The papers were edged in Stardust Stickles and I added a few PARTY TIME DOTS.




For now, hop around and check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team and be sure to leave some love on EACH stop on the hop because Kimmie is going to be giving away some krafty $$ to the shop!! 


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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

March Skrappy Challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Welcome to the March Skrappy Challenge

at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!




For this challenge, you can make Anything BUT a Card...
bookmarks, gifts, scrapbook pages, journal art, planner pages, tags, boxes...pretty much anything that includes a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp 

Make sure it's a NEW creation and as soon as we have at least five people playing, we'll be giving away a $20 gift voucher to the krafty shop!

You have until Monday April 6th to play along AND you can join as many times as you like. Be sure to share your creations on the Krafty Friends facebook page because we LOVE to see your stuff!

I made these mini watercolour palettes as gifts for the girls at Kimmie's birthday/late Christmas party last month. We often do a "favourite things" gift exchange, so I wanted to share my favourite watercolour brand, Daniel Smith. This palette consists of the split primary set (warm and cool shade of each primary colour) that was my first Daniel Smith purchase...so many mixes possible from this little set! I used empty gum packages to pan the six paints. I then cut and scored a little folder (similar to a match book) from plain cardstock to house the palette and added a velcro closure. To decorate the cover, I used a combination of our inks (Pretty in Pink and Raspberry Rose) with our Happy Hearts stencil. I spritzed a bit of glimmer spray over the stencil for just a wee bit of sparkle. The sentiment,stamped in Wicked Black ink, is from our Let's Get Krafty set.




Follow the links below for more samples from the krafty team.

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

For the Boys...a Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge

Good morning and welcome to another Saturday challenge 
at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!



Our challenge for you this week is to make one

FOR THE BOYS! 

My card features the Darling Dragons set. I stamped one of the dragons on Neenah cardstock in Totally Taupe ink and coloured him with Copics. I fussy cut the image and added him to some fun birthday papers. I used some banners from the paper pad as a sentiment, cut out a few design elements as embellishments, and added some coordinating dots. 



You are welcome to enter our weekly challenges as many times as you like with new creations. You may use any stamp but using Kraftin' Kimmie stamps and products will earn you double entries for the monthly prize of a $40 voucher to the Krafty shop!


There are two ways to enter... you can link up your creation on the Kraftin’ Kimmie blog  or upload your photo to the album in our Krafty Friends FB group.

If you need a little extra inspiration or a jumpstart to your mojo, we have a new sketch each month!  Feel free to use it any time!

Don't miss our LEAP DAY SPECIAL this weekend!

Use coupon code LEAPDAY20 for 20% off any regular priced items in the shop!  But only on February 29th!




Thanks for visiting...make sure to visit the rest of the KKS designers listed below! 

Blessings
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