Paper Blessings

Thursday, December 7, 2017

12 Days of Krafty Christmas...Day 7!

We're celebrating the 12 Days of Krafty Christmas at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! Each day of the first 11 days are dedicated to highlighting the stamps released on the corresponding month from 2017. We have something special planned for day 12. ;)

Welcome to Day SEVEN (July) of 
the Twelve Krafty Days of Christmas! 


PLUS each and every day during the 12 Days the stamp sets that we released during that particular month will be ON SALE but ONLY for that day!  Today only the JULY stamp sets will be
30% OFF while supplies last! The stamps sets for today are: 


BESSIE BUS STOP
PAMPER ME PAULINA
FEARLESS FARRAH
SOCIAL SALLY
MONKEY BUSINESS
READING LEXI
WOODLAND WONDERS

Today, it's my pleasure to share a new card featuring one of the July 2017 stamps, BESSIE BUS STOP! I stamped her in Memento Desert Sand Ink and coloured her with Polychromos coloured pencils. 



And be sure to join our Krafty Friends Facebook page for more fun and surprises!

Thanks for stopping by! 
Blessings, 

Melanie

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Anything But a Card...Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

For this Kraftin' Kimmie challenge you can create ANYthing your little heart desires as long as it's NOT a card!!! Calendars, bookmarks, pocket pages, traditional scrap pages, holiday gifts, planner pages... you get the picture! Come play along with us each month and let's get some of those photo's out of boxes and on to something creative and fun!! 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...
THIS MONTH'S THEME: ANYTHING GOES!!!
1. Create ANY scrap page, Project Life Layout or pocket page cards, altered item, etc. JUST NOT A CARD!
2. MUST be a NEW creation (created on or after this post date)
3. MUST use Kraftin Kimmie stamps to be entered in to the drawing.
4. You have a month to play, enter AS MANY TIMES as you'd like!
5. PRIZES?!? Of course there are prizes!! Once we've reached 5 entries, we draw a random winner (winner will be drawn at the close of the challenge)!!
6. You have until Monday, January 29th @ 12:00 pm Eastern to get your entries in.
7. Be sure to also share your creations on our Krafty Friends FB page so we can all drool and OOHHHH and AHHHHH!

Last month, I attended an AMAZING retreat with Kim, Tangii and Alexis with Creative Crafting Retreats...I highly recommend their events! One challenge at the event was to make a name tag. I pulled out Angie and coloured her up with Copics...felt she represented how I looked lol. I used some fun doodle bug papers. After I finished, I realized I needed a creative way to add my name, seeing as it was a NAMETAG challenge! To keep with the coffee theme, I cut out one of the coffee cups from the design paper and wrote my name on the sleeve just like they do at Starbucks. Plus Alexis got me addicted to a Starbucks drink that weekend, lol. Kris and Tiffany from the retreat gave out generous prized to a few participants...felt very blessed to be called as the winner. There were some awesome entries! So there you have it. My anything but a card project. :)



Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings

Melanie

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Furry Holiday Wishes (Kraftin' Kimmie November Release Blog Hop)

Welcome to the November 2017 Release Blog Hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

All 5 new sets are now available in the shop. You'll get to see them all as you travel through the hop today! (you'll find the list at the bottom of my post) Included in this release are: 




  1. Winter Whitney
  2. Merry Christmoose 
  3. Beary Christmas
  4. Brew-tiful Day
  5. Furry Holiday Wishes
If you have to have them all, make sure to pick up the November Gimmie Kimmie Kit! It includes all the stamps at a discounted price, but it's only available for a limited time!

Kimmie has another great special on to celebrate Small Business Saturday...all orders placed this weekend will receive a coupon for 20% of an entire order placed between Dec 13-23!

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For today's hop, I used my favourite image from the Furry Holiday Wishes set. I absolutely adore this little mouse! I stamped him in memento desert sand on kraft and coloured him with polychromos coloured pencils. I used a bit of white prisma premier on the snow and to create the snowflakes. As much as I adore my polys, they have one weakness: the white pencil is too transluscent. I also have the Derwent Drawing Chinese White which is quickly becoming my go-to white pencil. I was just a bit lazy with this piece and since my prisma was within reach, that's what I used, lol. The sentiment comes with the set. 



Here's the full set:

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Enjoy the hop! And don't forget to go shopping after. ;)


Blessings, 

Melanie


Friday, November 17, 2017

A Brew-tiful Day...Day 3 Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peeks

Welcome to Day Two of our November Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps



This is our FINAL stamp release for 2017 at KKS!  We've got FIVE fantastic new sets for you featuring a mixture of holiday, winter and....COFFEE!

Today we are introducing a set that our entire caffeine loving team adores...A BREW-TIFUL DAY!  This set comes with different coffee cup images, beans, hearts and a bunch of gorgeous sentiments!

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At the end of my post, you will find the list of KKS team members and our amazingly talented guests participating in our sneak peeks today.  Be sure to leave a comment at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a $10 gift voucher to the krafty shop!! 

Did you hear that we're also doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page!

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Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 2 pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the FIVE new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun! The winners of all our giveaways going on this week will be announced at the party so don't miss it!

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I made a quick and easy gift card holder featuring one of the awesome sentiments from the set...I absolutely LOVE the fonts! I can see myself reaching for this set very frequently! 


Here's a look at the full set:

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Here's the hop list:


Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Merry Christmoose....Day 2 of the November 2017 KKS Sneak Peeks!

Welcome to Day Two of our November Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!


This is our FINAL stamp release for 2017 at KKS!  We've got FIVE fantastic new sets for you featuring a mixture of holiday, winter and....COFFEE!

Today we are introducing two new stamps from artist Cheryl Grant called MERRY CHRISTMOOSE and BEARY CHRISTMAS! These fun sets feature Cheryl's sweet kids with some furry pals. Each main image comes with 2 or 3 coordinating sentiments. 
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At the end of my post, you will find the list of KKS team members and our amazingly talented guests participating in our sneak peeks today.  Be sure to leave a comment at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a $10 gift voucher to the krafty shop!! 

Did you hear that we're also doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page!

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Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 2 pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the FIVE new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun! The winners of all our giveaways going on this week will be announced at the party so don't miss it!

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Here's my card featuring Merry Christmoose. Once again I stamped the image in memento desert sand ink and used coloured pencils. The vast majority of the image is coloured with my Faber Castell Polychromos. In the final layers, I used a couple of prisma premier on the skin (I only have a small handful of those) as well as a couple of Derwent Drawing pencils on the moose. Love how different brands of pencils can be used together.  I still have much to learn with coloured pencils, but I had a lot of fun experimenting with creating a furry texture for the moose. That being said, I think I got a little carried away and made him super fluffy, lol. Let's just say his winter coat has come in. ;) There are a ton of layers in that fur! I decided to only stamp a portion of the image to fit on a smaller card base. The sentiment comes with the set. 



Here's a look at the full set:

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Here's the hop list:


Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Winter Whitney...November KKS previews!

Welcome to Day ONE of our November Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

This is our FINAL stamp release for 2017 at KKS!  We've got FIVE fantastic new sets for you featuring a mixture of holiday, winter and....COFFEE!

Today we are introducing a wintery stamp from Annie Rodrigue called WINTER WHITNEY! This gorgeous clear stamp set features a snow shoveller with her freshly made snow-cat! The set also comes with three awesome sentiments.


Be sure to hop around to the different blog links below as our Krafty design team members and guests have lots of creations to share with you today featuring the WINTER WHITNEY stamp set! Be sure to leave a comment at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a $10 gift voucher to the krafty shop!! (you'll find the list at the end of my post)
Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page!

Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 2pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the FIVE new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun! The winners of all our giveaways going on this week will be announced at the party so don't miss it!

Here's my card featuring Winter Whitney. I stamped her on kraft and coloured her with my polychromos. Typically, I use odorless mineral spirits to blend, but this one is just pure pencil. :) 



Here's a look at the full set:
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Here's the hop:


Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Stencils...a Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge!

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...this week we are challenging you to use STENCILS! Make a card, scrapbook layout, tag or whatever your krafty heart desires! 

Submit your projects for the chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop. In keeping in line with the rest of our challenges (Wonderful Wednesday and our NEW Krafty Scrappy Challenge), we will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card...enter as many times per month as you'd like!!

Have you joined the Krafty Friends FB group?? It's the best place to keep up with all of the goings on as well as sharing YOUR creations and getting inspired by other Krafty Friends' creations!

We will post a Sketch each month that lasts all month long. 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 needed. ;) (you'll find it on the KKS blog) 

I made a quick and simple bookmark using one of my favourite sentiments from the Alice in Wonderland stamp set. I simply used a die cut bookmark from mixed media paper, positioned a stencil, and applied a blend of 3 Distress Oxide inks. I then dressed it up with a flourish stamp to frame the fun sentiment. I added a few rhinestones to finish it off. 



Thanks for visiting! 

Blessings, 

Melanie