Paper Blessings

Sunday, September 16, 2018

September 2018 Release Blog Hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Today we are celebrating ALL the stamps and INKS from our Holiday Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!

The September release includes: 
  1. HOLLY JOLLY ORNAMENTS by artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen
  2. A CHAT WITH SANTA....and GINGERBREAD KISSES from artist Cheryl Grant
  3. MR & MRS CLAUS by artist Emilie Goulet
  4. RUBY RED and ENCHANTING EMERALD Krafty Kolours inks...our two newest colours!

We're having a fun blog hop today so you can check out what the design team and guest designers have created with the release. You'll find the hop list at the end of my post. 

After the hop, make your way over to the KKS shop where ALL the new sets and inks are available for purchase. If you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our SEPTEMBER Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all FOUR of the new clear sets PLUS the two NEW INKS together at a discount (only while supplies last)!

I coloured up the adorable new Chat With Santa by Cheryl Grant for my hop card. It's been a while since I showed my markers a bit of love, so I stamped the image on Neenah cardstock and coloured with my Copics.



Here's the full set:
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Here's the hop list:


Thanks for visiting! 

Blessings,

Melanie

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Gingerbread Kisses...a Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek

It's time for our September Release which means.....CHRISTMAS!!!


It's our final day of Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. Today we are sharing an adorable new set by Cheryl Grant called GINGERBREAD KISSES! The set features a gingerbread house, a boy and girl cookie, accessory stamps and several sentiments. 

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It's also challenge day...as always, during release week the theme is ANYTHING GOES! Use one of your KK stamps to create any project. You'll have one week to play...until Sep 21, 2018. At the end of the month, we'll announce a winner from all the weekly challenges of September. The prize is a $40 gift card to the shop! 

Check out this gorgeous set and new INKS in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs today (list at the end of my post). 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!

Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party this 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 stamped the house from GINGERBREAD KISSES and watercoloured with a combination of Daniel Smith, M Graham and my newest addition, PH Martin's Hydrus paints. For the frosting accents, I added a thin layer of acrylic paint topped with Glamour Dust. The sentiment is included in the stamp set.



Here's the full set:
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And here's the hop list: 


Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Holly Jolly Ornaments...a Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek

'It's time for our September Release which means.....CHRISTMAS!!!


Today we are kickin' off our Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! And not only do we have an incredible new stamp set to share but ALSO we have TWO NEW Hybrid Inks to add to our Krafty Kolours kollection! 

First up is a GORGEOUS new solid image stamp set by artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen called HOLLY JOLLY ORNAMENTS!
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This amazing set features seven solid ornament stamps in different sizes and designs plus five different hanger stamps! There are also four lovely holiday sentiments and to and from in a combination of beautiful fonts!
Just think of all the gorgeous cards, tags, holiday gifts, scrapbook pages and more you'll be able to make including different combinations of our INKS!

AND we are introducing TWO brand new colours of our Krafty Kolours Hybrid Inks with a beautiful combo of traditional green and red inks:

RUBY RED and ENCHANTING EMERALD!

Check out this gorgeous set and new INKS in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs today (list at the end of my post). 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!

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!

For my card, I started by watercolouring a green background. I then stamped three of the ornaments in RUBY RED, ENCHANTING EMERALD and Mermaid Melody Krafty inks. I also over stamped the images with a bit of our Marvelous Mocha to add some depth. The ornament hooks/strings were stamped in Marvelous Mocha and the sentiment was stamped in Wicked Black. 



Here's the full set:
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Here's the hop list:

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Girls Just Want to Have Fun...a Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge!

Welcome to another fun Krafty Challenge!
Are you ready for some krafty fun??
We want you all to play along and we love to see your creations so let's get KRAFTY!




This week the theme is:
GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN!


You can submit your krafty design for achance to WIN!  You have until Friday, August 31st to enter this challenge.  Keep in mind, all entries are welcome but you must use a
 Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp in order to win.

Each Saturday we post a new challenge and you can enter as many times as you like.  Each submission during the month will enter you into the monthly prize which will be....
$40 gift voucher to spend in the krafty shop!


We've also got a fun sketch for your inspiration for August!  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!





***Kimmie's Holiday SALE!

While the cat's away, the mice will play!
Don't miss the SALE going on NOW with 30-50% OFF a large selection of stamp sets from August 23-31st!
All orders will start shipping September 1st!


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I'm the hostess for this week's challenge. As you read earlier, our theme this week is Girls Just Want To Have Fun! There are so many of our stamps that work for this challenge, so it will be really easy to play along! I combined two awesome stamp sets to make a bookmark. I stamped the boxer from FRIENDS TO THE FINISH and watercoloured both the image and the background with Daniel Smith and M. Graham paints. I then added a sentiment from our HAPPY THOUGHTS set...such a great inspirational set full of encouraging sentiments! The sentiment was stamped in our WICKED BLACK INK




Hope you plan to play along! 

Here's the list of the Krafty Design Team Members participating in this week's challenge: 

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Grateful Pumpkins...August 2018 Release Day Blog Hop

Today we are celebrating the amazing release of ALL of our New AUGUST Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!

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ALL FIVE new clear stamp sets, all THREE new Krafty Kolours INKS and TWO new Halloween rubber Rerelease stamp sets are available NOW in the Krafty Shop!

Let's have a  hop around the design team and guest blogs and check them all out in action! The full hop list will be at the end of my post. 

The new sets include: 

HAUNTED HOUSE and SPOOKY SUCKERS by Emilie Goulet

GRATEFUL PUMPKINS and SPOOKY SILHOUETTES by  Melissa Baker-Nguyen

And  OUT OF THIS WORLD from artist Cheryl Grant.

PLUS we have released a TRIO of brand new fall colours in our Krafty Kolours Hybrid INKS: Pumpkin Patch, Purple Petunia and Mossy Meadow!
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AND we are also rereleasing TWO of our favourite Halloween sets in unmounted pretrimmed red rubber: 


ALL the new sets are NOW AVAILABLE individually BUT if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our AUGUST Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all FIVE of the new clear sets together and at a discount! PLUS a couple of add-on options featuring our new INK TRIO (cubes and full pads)! But only for a limited time and while supplies last!

Here's my card for the hop featuring GRATEFUL PUMPKINS. This is such an elegant set perfect for your fall projects. I watercoloured a background then used three of our inks to stamp the images. I started off by stamping the pumpkin in Pumpkin Patch with my Tonic stamp platform. I then overstamped the image in Marvelous Mocha to add some depth. I stamped portions of one of the vines in Mossy Meadow and again overstamped with Marvelous Mocha. Finally I stamped the sentiment in Marvelous Mocha. I then added some additional shading under the pumpkin and to the stamped images with glazes of watercolour and spattered some paint to add texture. 


Thought I'd also include a picture of an older card featuring The Spooktacular Sentiments re-release...this is a gorgeous sentiment set! 


Here's a shot of that set: 

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Here's the full hop list for today:


Thanks for visiting...happy shopping! 

Blessings, 

Melanie

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Out of this World (August 2018 Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks and a challenge)

***Welcome to the August Krafty Peeks....Day FIVE!! ***

Our final new stamp set this month is from artist Cheryl Grant...introducing OUT OF THIS WORLD!

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This adorable set contains a trio of fluffy little aliens, a planet to ground them, some star accessory stamps and 3 coordinating sentiments! 

Being Saturday, we also have our weekly challenge...as always, during peek week, the theme is ANYTHING GOES! You can create any type of project in any; theme featuring a Kraftin' Kimmie stamps...have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd LOVE to see your KKS designs. You have a week to play with this challenge (until August 24th) and at the end of the month, we'll announce a WINNER of the $40 KKS gift certificate from all of the weekly challenges for all of August. 

You will see this versatile set in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs. The list of Krafty design team members is at the end of my post. Be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a $10 gift voucher to the krafty shop!!

Don't forget, we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE August release on the Krafty Friends facebook page!

Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party TODAY at 1 pm EST.  We'll be checking out all FIVE of the new clear stamp sets, plus two rubber rereleases, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!

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I created a clean and simple card featuring this cheeky little alien and the planet from OUT OF THIS WORLD. The entire scene was done in watercolour paints (Daniel Smith, M. Graham, Windsor and Newton) with a wee bit of white gouache for the white splatters in the background. 



Here's the full set:

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Here's the hop list for today:


Thanks for visiting!


Blessings, 

Melanie

Friday, August 17, 2018

Spooky Silhouettes...a Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!

***Welcome to the August Krafty Peeks....Day FOUR!! ***

We've got another new set from artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen! Introducing SPOOKY SILHOUETTES!
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This amazing set features lots of Halloween themed solid images perfect for using with the new Hybrid Inks...speaking of which, here's a look at the new colours released this month: Pumpkin Patch, Purple Petunia and Mossy Meadow! 

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These inks are INCREDIBLE...if you haven't tried them yet, make sure to tuck a few into your shopping cart. You will love them...since Kimmie first released them, they are now the inks I reach for the most!

You will see this versatile set in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs. The list of Krafty design team members is at the end of my post. Be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a $10 gift voucher to the krafty shop!!

Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE August release on the Krafty Friends facebook page!

Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 1pm EST.  We'll be checking out all FIVE of the new clear stamp sets, plus two rubber rereleases, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!

I thought it would be fun to show the versatility of this set by using it for something other than Halloween themed projects. I created a fall bookmark for today's preview. I started by using watercolours to paint the sunset sky and grass. I then stamped the tree and cat silhouettes from Spooky Silhouettes in  our Marvelous Mocha Hybrid ink. I created the fall foliage using the trio of leaf stamps in the set with our Yummy Yellow ink and two of our brand new ink colours, Mossy Meadow and Pumpkin Patch. Since this was sunset and not a night sky, there is enough lighting in the scene to add a bit of detail to the silhouettes. To do this, I used some gouache to add bark to the tree, shading to the leaves and a bit of fur to the cat.  I made a little tassel and finished it off with a couple of teeny leaf buttons. 





Here's the full set:

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Here's the hop list for today:



Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie