Thursday, February 11, 2010

I Spy With My Little Eye...

(This is my second post for today. Scroll down or click here for my Sweet 'n Sassy post!!)

PREVIEWS!!! Yup, we are starting the previews of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps February release!! Oh wow...there are some fantastic "gotta have" images in this release. Well, actually I think all of them are on the "gotta have" list! lol So, for the next three day, you can visit the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog to find a list of the Krafty Girls who will be participating in the sneak peeks! Following the previews, we will be having a BLOG HOP on Sunday to celebrate RELEASE DAY!! You are in for a jam-packed fun-filled few days!

Ok, so now that you are "in the know", let's get on with the sneak peeks!! Today, I am showing you a brand new image by Crissy Armstrong! This is "Puddles of Love". I immediately fell in love with this gorgeous image. Remember back when splashing in the puddles was THE greatest fun?? Somewhere along the way, we "mature" and tend to loose sight of the joys of small splashing in a puddle! Hmmm...maybe next time it rains I'll have to put on my galoshes (or Wellies, if you prefer!!), slicker and get out there and splash to my heart's content! lol

I stamped "Splashing Love" on Neenah cardstock and coloured with my Copic markers. I first picked out my paper, and decided to go with a pink raincoat to coordinate with the DP. Now, it has come to my attention that MANY of my Copic markers sit neglected in their cases...oh the shame! Do you all do that...always reach for you favourite combos? Well, I decided to step outside my comfort zone and reach for the RV's. I'll tell you a secret....the RV shades scare me a bit! I rarely have success with them, but I felt it was time to conquer that fear. So I played around until I found a combination of markers that worked. What do you think? The result is a little bright (if you have to put on your sunglasses, I will not be offended! lol)...but what little girl doesn't adore pink??

I hope you have fun hopping around to the Krafty Girl's blogs...these ladies are AMAZING!!! Make sure to check back with us over the next few days, because you don't want to miss out on any of the fun! You see, if you've been keeping an eye on the sneak peeks, then you can be ready to place your order at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps as soon as these fantastic images are available on Sunday February 14, 2010!! Remember, we will be having a BLOG HOP that day...there will be some special guests participating and perhaps even some PRIZES!!

Now, there is one thing you should be aware of! On your travels, you may see previews of a new Moonlight Whispers image called "Alicia the Strawberry Pirate". Kimmie has a very special prize up for grabs for this release. Here's what she has to say:

Alicia the Strawberry Pirate is the first stamp that we have produced that is designed based on one of Annie's original illustrations! It's really exciting and we have more on the way!! I am giving away a 5x7 print of the illustration, Alicia the Strawberry Pirate that can be seen here: Every order placed on Sunday, February 14th and Monday, February 15th is eligible to win and one lucky stamper will be the random winner!

How exciting! As a heads up, I will be making a card featuring Alicia for our blog hop on Sunday...but I know for a fact that you will see her today if you visit all the Krafty Girl's blogs!

See you back tomorrow!



Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Puddles of Love" with coordinating sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Paper: Neenah, SU, Fancy Pants
Embellishments: Prima Hydrangeas, Dew Drops, Jewelry spacers, ribbon


Kim Dellow said...

Ah that is very sweet! Kim

Robin McK said...

Wow Melanie, your colouring is astonishing!

Scrappychick said...

She is so precious! Love the softness of the card and all the soft accessories and colors. (And, yes, half of my copics are neglected too.)

the whimsical butterfly said...

WOW! BEAUTIFUL coloring!

Renkata said...

Wow Melanie,
the colouring is just perfect. I love it.
Can you tell me please which Copic have you use.
I just love these colours.
Hug's Renkata

Yvette said...

OMGoodness!!! She is beautiful!! You really brought her to life with your AMAAAAZING coloring skills! Great job!

Donna said...

Mel...As always ANOTHER gorgeous creation!! I LOVE your colouring and no, I don't think I will need the sunglasses...Although she is very STUNNING! Xx

Michele Boyer said...

So cute and springy, Melanie! And fabulous coloring (as always)!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Super adorable card Melanie and your coloring just blows me away!!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Too bright? Are you kidding? Those pinks are incredible!!! Emmylou looks fabulous in her little raincoat!!