Paper Blessings

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

Sunday, June 17, 2018

June 2018 Kraftin' Kimmie Release Hop!

Welcome to the June release blog hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! The new stamps are now all available for purchase at the KKS Shop.  

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The new stamps include: 
  1. Sweet as Can Bee
  2. Sassy Sophie
  3. Melinda Mermaid
  4. From the Otter Side
If you have to have them all, make sure to check out our Gimmie Kimmie Kits which include all this month's release stamps at a discounted price. These are only available for a limited time and while supplies last! While you're at the shop, make sure to check out our amazing Krafty Kolours Inks..there's a special kit including the stamps plus our two new colours: Yummy Yellow and Marvellous Mocha.

You'll get to see all the stamps in action today as you visit our Krafty Team and Guest Designers. You'll find the complete list at the end of my post. 

My card today features Melinda Mermaid (NOTE: once Melinda, like the rest of Annie's stamps, is sold out, she will not be restocked as the artist decided to end her contract with KKS). I stamped the image on cotton watercolour paper. The entire image and background was done in my Koi watercolour paints. I'm really enjoying exploring this new-to-me medium! 



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


Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Friday, June 15, 2018

Sassy Sophie...a Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek

Welcome to day two of the JUNE Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!


We have TWO new stamp sets from artist Annie Rodrigue and these are the very LAST images from this artist.
As she has chosen not to do stamps anymore and has ended her contract, we can no longer restock/reorder ANY of her stamp sets. Once ANY of the sets in the Annie category in the shop sell out, they are gone for GOOD so be sure to snap them up!

The first one is SASSY SOPHIE!
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And the second is MELINDA MERMAID!

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Check out these sets in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs today. You'll see the list of Krafty design team members PLUS special Krafty Guests 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 release on the Krafty Friends facebook page!

You'll get to see all the incredible creations for June as we share them each day this week! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 1pm EST! We'll be checking out all FOUR new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!

I made a card featuring SASSY SOPHIE. She was stamped in our Wicked Black Ink on neenah cardstock and coloured with Copics. 




Here's the full list for today's previews:

Thanks for visiting...blessings!

Melanie

Thursday, June 14, 2018

You're One in a Buzzillion...a Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek

Welcome! Today we are kicking off our JUNE Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!


We've got a super sweet stamp set to share with you today from artist Becky Pearce and it's called SWEET AS CAN BEE!
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This BEE-utiful set was included in our Summer Krafty Kit along with TWO BRAND NEW Krafty Kolours Hybrid Inks!!! The set comes with SEVEN main images, some cute accessory stamps and FIVE fabby sentiment stamps for a total of FIFTEEN stamps in the set!

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The gorgeous new Krafty Kolours Hybrid Inks we are introducing this month are YUMMY YELLOW and MARVELLOUS MOCHA!!! You can get them in large ink pads, mini cubes and also refills!! They go perfectly with this release!!

Check out this set in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs today. You'll see the list of Krafty design team members PLUS special Krafty Guests 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 release on the Krafty Friends facebook page!

You'll get to see all the incredible creations for June as we share them each day this week! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 1pm EST! We'll be checking out all FOUR new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!

I created a quick clean and simple card featuring two of the bees and a fun sentiment from SWEET AS CAN BEE. I stamped the middle bee in our Wicked Black Ink, masked him and stamped the two other bees. I used my Koi watercolours for this card. In keeping with the sentiment, I wanted my middle be to stand out, hence the non-traditional purple lol.  I also gave him a healthy dose of stardust stickles so he'd be sure to shine!



Here's the full list for today's previews: 

Thanks for visiting...blessings!

Melanie

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Darling Dragons...an Inspirational Wednesday Post with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Good morning, krafty friends...welcome to an Inspirational Wednesday post with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Each week one of the design team members will share a project to inspire you to get creative with your krafty stamps, and this week, it's my turn. :) 

Today I'm sharing a card featuring the DARLING DRAGONS stamp set and our amazing new KRAFTY KOLOURS INKS! Some of you may have seen this card during a live video from Kimmie's house on the day we launched the inks. I stamped the dragon on watercolour paper in our Wicked Black ink and used a combination of Purple PansyLovely LagoonMermaid Melody and Raspberry Rose reinkers to watercolour the background (if you don't have the reinkers, you can easily use the pads to watercolour by swiping them across a non-stick craft mat, or on an acrylic block). I also splattered a little Wicked Black reinker on the background to add texture. The adorable little dragon was coloured with my Koi watercolour paints. I love that our inks are compatible with a variety of mediums from paints, to markers to pencils! The sentiment is also from the Darling Dragons set...and of course was stamped in Wicked Black Ink!



And guess what??!!  Kimmie has put the 
Be sure to scoop it up today at a SPECIAL price!


Thanks for visiting! 

Blessings, 

Melanie 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Kraftin' Kimmie Skrappy Challenge Bookmark.

Welcome back to another month of Skrappy Fun at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! We challenge YOU to make...


Anything BUT a Card!!! 

Show us your creativity! We want to see bookmarks, gifts, scrapbook pages, journal art, planner pages, tags, boxes...pretty much anything that includes a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp!!

You have all month long to play AND you can enter as many times as you like...just make sure to include a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp and make sure it's a NEW creation. As soon as we have at least five entries, we'll be giving away a PRIZE! One lucky krafter will WIN a $20 gift voucher to the krafty shop. :)

You have until Tuesday, June 26th at midnight EST. Also, be sure to share your creations on the Krafty Friends facebook page because we LOVE to see your stuff!

Here's my bookmark featuring the adorable Unicorns and Rainbows stamp set. Some of you may have seen this bookmark in progress during my videos from the Krafty Kave during the initial Krafty Kolours Ink release. I stamped the unicorn in our Wicked Black ink and then drew in some clouds. I used a combination of Raspberry Rose, Mermaid Melody, Lovely Lagoon and Purple Pansy inks to watercolour the background. You can use either the pads or reinkers for watercolouring techniques...I used the reinkers for this one. When it was done, I splattered a little of the Wicked Black reinker over the background. The unicorn was coloured with Polychromos pencils. The clouds were done with Koi watercolour paints. Our inks are compatible with a wide variety of mediums from watercolours, to copics, to pencils.


Here's a list of the Krafty team members sharing a creation today:  i


Thanks for visiting! 

Blessings, 

Melanie

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Blue...a Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge!

Welcome to another fabulous Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge....our theme this week is to use the colour BLUE!

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Submit your krafty design for your chance to WIN. You have until Friday, June 1st 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 May! 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 with FOUR of our amazing stamp sets on 40% OFF. Plus our Inspirational Wednesday featured set is on SALE as well! (Also, keep your eyes peeled for our newest Krafty Card Kit that Kimmie will be releasing today!)

I made use of our amazing Krafty Kolours Ink for my blue creation today. I stamped some butterflies from our Butterfly Dreams set in Wicked Black Ink on watercolour paper. I then used our Raspberry Rose, Purple PansyMermaid Melody and Lovely Lagoon inks to watercolour the butterflies and to create the background. I also used the Wicked Black reinker to hand paint the flourishes. To finish it off, I added some Wink of Stella glitter and a few rhinestones. The sentiment from Butterfly Dreams was also stamped in Wicked Black ink.



Hope you plan to play along...check out what the rest of the Krafty Krew designed this week:

Blessings, 

Melanie