Paper Blessings

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Sea is Calling Me

Welcome back for another fun challenge at Kraftin’ Kimmie StampsThis week our hostess is Becky and her challenge is Ships Ahoy/Water Themed, so create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp or any other stamp that fits this theme and play along! Have some krafty fun and join us this week for your chance to win a $10 gift card to the Shop!

I love mermaids, so I used Becky's Water Themed challenge as an opportunity to pull out one of my favourites from the Sea Jewels set. (the set includes three mermaids and several coordinating sentiments) I used some fabulous vintage papers from a Graphic 45 paper pad, which unfortunately is no longer in stock. However, make sure to click HERE to see the paper pads currently in stock at the KKS store! I really loved the paper with the lighthouse, seashore and text...I have a thing for text on patterned paper. This paper originally included a picture of a women and two children, but I trimmed it down to spotlight the portion I wanted as a backdrop for the mermaid. I also trimmed some of the seashells and starfish from the teal patterned paper to use as a frame around the focal layer. The flourish is an MFT die and I added some pearls. All paper edges were sponges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I stamped the mermaid from Sea Jewels in Memento Desert Sand and coloured her with Copics. 


We've got a dozen of our fave stamp sets on SALE this weekend in our FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS at 25-50% OFF so be sure to check them out! We've also just received some NEW 6x6 paper pads by Doodlebug, MME, Simple Stories and more!! Happy shoppin'!

Pop on over the KKS Blog to check out the wonderful creations by our Krafty Girls and special Krafty Guests featuring this week’s challenge. We hope you play along for your chance to win!!

Thanks for visiting! :)

Blessings, 

Melanie

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Vampire Queen...Release Day At Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Welcome to August Release day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS and we’re celebrating with a krafty hop!! 



Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of spooky new stamps from all our artists for our August release. We’ve got an adorable new fall kids set from Cheryl called HEY THERE, PUNKIN'! There's a new set of fabulous trick or treaters from Thais called CANDY CORN KISSES! And of course, we are SO excited to share two new wicked stamp sets from Annie called....DRAGON QUEEN and VAMPIRE QUEEN!

I mentioned the other day when I posted a card featuring Dragon Queen that she was one of my new favourite images. I've used my other new favourite image on today's card...this is Vampire Queen! Isn't she fabulous?! I love every detail about her, from that billowing goth dress, to the skulls around her waist, to that fabulous hair. I had SO much fun colouring this stamp!! I used some older Halloween paper from last year...of course it had to have a vintage feel, as that's my favourite style. ;) I used several dies on this card: Spellbinders Parisian Accents for the middle border, an MFT die for the flourish and Ornate Hinges from Dies by SCACD for the embellishments on the left hand side of the card. All paper edges were distressed and sponged with black ink. I added some rhinestones and a metal key as finishing touches.



Here's the Vampire Queen set:



You will get to see all of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our Krafty Hop! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because one lucky stamper will win a $25 gift card!! When you’re done hopping, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Shop, because ALL the new rubber stamp sets are available NOW! And don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new August stamps at a discount, but only for a limited time!

 Here's the hop list:

Thanks for joining us!

Blessings,

Melanie

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Candy Corn Kisses! More Sneak Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Welcome back to day THREE of our AUGUST Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Have you been enjoying the peeks so far?? All THREE of our brand new rubber stamp sets will be released TONIGHT!



Today we are SO thrilled to share the newest set of trick or treatin' friends from artist THAIS NARCISO! This super sweet set is called CANDY CORN KISSES!! This fun set includes three main images plus NINE awesome sentiments!! And it is CUTE!!


This week our challenge hostess is PEGGY! And her challenge is ANYTHING GOES!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with any stamp but if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp you'll double your chances to WIN!! Use any sketch, any design, any embellishments because Anything Goes! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd LOVE to see your KKS designs. We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN a $10 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!! Wanna win??

I used the Bride of Frankenstein from the Candy Corn Kisses set. I also used some Eerie Tale Graphic 45 papers...just click on the link to find this paper pad at the KKS Shop! The sentiment is part of the stamp set and I used some orange rhinestones from the dollar store to finish it off. 



Here's a shot of the set: 



Are you planning to join us for our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes TONIGHT beginning at 6pm EDT!! Hope you can come hang out with the Krafty Girls!

All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps from Thais! And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away a gift card!!! You could WIN some Krafty $$$ to spend at the shop!!!! {This winner will be announced at the party!}

Blessings, 

Melanie

Friday, August 15, 2014

Dragon Queen...A Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!

Welcome back to day two of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps AUGUST previews! Today we are introducing two frightening new Moonlight Whispers stamp sets by Annie Rodrigue!



Today the Krafty Girls and I are thrilled to share with you....VAMPIRE QUEEN and DRAGON QUEENEach set comes with the fabulous queen image stamp, plus three coordinating sentiments and an accessory stamp!

I think these Queens may be my new favourite stamps by Annie! I absolutely LOVE them, and couldn't wait to colour them up! For today's sneak peek, I created a card featuring Dragon Queen.   I stamped her in Memento Desert Sand ink and coloured her with my Copics. I used some gorgeous new Graphic 45 papers called An Eerie Tale, which just happens to be currently in stock at the KKS Store!! (just click the link to be taken to the page) I love the vintage feel of these papers. The decorative border, corner embellishments and sentiment tag were all cut with Spellbinders Parisian Accents.  Speaking of the sentiment, I LOVE this one!! It's one of three that comes with this stamp. The flourish is an MFT die.



Here's a shot of the Dragon Queen set: 


Below you will find all the Krafty Girls and Guests who have goodies to show you today and while you're visiting their blogs, be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN some $$ to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!


ALL of our AUGUST stamps will be available on Saturday night at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! Be sure to join us for an hour of celebrating the new stamp sets, fun and prizes at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY! We hope you can join in the fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,

Melanie

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hey There Punkin'!

Hey everyone!! Welcome to day ONE of our AUGUST Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!



Up first is a fun fall set from artist CHERYL GRANT! It features three sweet images with our fave kiddos.....Lexi, Lulu and Lucas along with nine coordinating sentiments! This fabulous set is called HEY THERE, PUNKIN'!!

I used this sweet image of Lexie with a fresh from the oven pie. I had some older fall papers that included a sheet of tags...how perfect was this homemade pie tag?! Well, it was almost perfect...it actually had some little apples on the tag, but I covered them with a fun pumpkin button to tie into the image. 



Here's a shot of the full set: 


Are you planning to join us for our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes on Saturday night beginning at 6pm EDT on the KKS Facebook page!

All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have some gorgeous designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps from Cheryl! While you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away a gift card...you could WIN some Krafty $$$ to spend at the shop!!!! {The winner will be announced at the party!}

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Joy!

Welcome back for another Wonderful Wednesday challenge for August and we hope you can play along!! As always....it's ANYTHING GOES!! Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!!


We want EVERYONE to be able to play along so 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....you name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter at the KKS Blog until August 12th 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 shop!!! What do you think.....wanna WIN?? Let's see your krafty stuff!!

My card today is a little off season, lol.  We had a Christmas in July challenge last month that I wasn't able to participate in, and ever since I've had the holiday cardmaking itch! So, since Wonderful Wednesdays are always "Anything Goes", it was the perfect opportunity to satisfy that urge. ;) I pulled out the fabulous Holiday Trinkets and some pretty Bo Bunny paper from last year. The Trinket was matted on Spellbinders Lacey Circles and an acrylic dollar store snowflake. I added a snowflake border cut with a Memory Box Die. The "snow" was created with white acrylic paint that was sprinkled with Glamour Dust while still wet. I also added some Stardust Stickles and more Glamour Dust to the snowflake. 



Pop on over to the KKS Blog to check out the Wonderful Wednesday inspiration...we look forward to seeing your projects!!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Superstar!


Welcome to the first Wonderful Wednesday challenge for August. As always, it's ANYTHING GOES so break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!! We want EVERYONE to be able to play along so 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....you name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter until August 6th 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 shop! (full challenge details can be found on the challenge blog)

Did you know that we released THREE new rubber stamp sets for July??! You have until this Sunday to grab them all together in the July Gimme Kimmies Kit at a discount!! Or you can buy them individually too! I've also just posted a NEW RELEASE video where you can check out all the new sets and see some fabulous samples to inspire you!!

I used one of the cute stamps from the new You're A Rockstar! set that was released this month. Included in this set are three adorable young musicians and several coordinating sentiments. I used some older Bo Bunny paper, but make sure you check out the paper pads at the KKS store...Kimmie just added some brand new pads!! The image was stamped in Memento Desert Sand ink and coloured with Copics. I paper-pieced her pj's and added some shading with my markers. The music paper was cut and matted with Spellbinders Circles and Lacey Circles. The pearls were made with a Viva Decor Pearl Pen in black. 



Don't forget to hop on over to the KKS challenge blog to see the rest of the Wonderful Wednesday inspiration! 

Thanks for visiting! 

Blessings, 

Melanie