Sunday, May 16, 2010

It's May Release Day!!!

Your wait is over...today's the day!! I know you've been anxiously awaiting the release of the brand spankin' new May stamps at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! Artist Annie Rodrigue is making us think of sun and sand this month! We have a group of fantastic vintage Bathing Beauties having fun at the beach! Also we’ve got another one of Annie’s incredible paintings made into a stamp with Perfect Poison!! You’ll get to check out all the new stamps throughout our fabulous blog hop today!!

If you have arrived here from the lovely Diana's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, just start over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog so you don't miss any of the stops. You will find the Blog Hop List there too, in case you get lost along the way! You will want to make sure to leave a comment at each and every blog on the hop, as Kimmie will randomly draw some names from the comments to win packages of some of the new stamps! Oh, you have one other chance to win a fabulous prize! Each and every order placed on Sunday, May 16th and Monday May 17th is eligible to be entered in the draw to win a 5x7 print featuring Annie’s original painting, Perfect Poison!!

For our hop today, I've used Florence and Jack...boy, do I LOVE their retro beach attire!! Hmmm...wish I looked as smashing as sweet Florence! She certainly has caught the eye of young Jack. I "borrowed" (with permission!!! lol) the idea of changing Jack's line of vision from our incredibly clever Krafty Girl Michele...just wipe off the dots of ink from his eyes, and re-draw the pupils in after stamping. (That Michele...I tell you, she's just a stamping genius!! Click here to check out her card using this fab idea!) The sentiment is part of the new Beachy Sentiments set for this month!







Joining us today on the hop are our fabulous Junior Krafty Girls!! These young ladies are so talented, and we're thrilled to have them participating today. My lovely daughter Ainsleigh has made this gorgeous card featuring Eleanor! After colouring her up with Copic markers, Ainsleigh cut her out and made this cute little beach scene with some stickers! I LOVE the colours she chose to work with!! Ainsleigh picked out this pretty paper from Fancy Pants...very tropical!

Ok....off you go to visit the amazing Annie Rodrigue, who brought us all these fantastic images!! Don't forget to leave comments at everybody's blog for the chance to win some of the new stamps!! When you're done hopping, get yourself over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Online Store to place your order.
Have fun hopping stampers!
Blessings,
Melanie and Ainsleigh

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Florence", "Jack" and Beachy Sentiments
Ink: Memento, Copic markers
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, Fancy Pants
Ainsleigh's Card
Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Eleanor"
Ink: Memento, Copic markers
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, Fancy Pants
Embellishments: Various stickers

61 comments:

Susan said...

awesome cards...both of you!
Susan

Robin McK said...

Melanie,
I LOVE your card! Your colouring is always amazing - I am so jealous of what you can do! TFS!

Arianne said...

Wow, both cards are amazing!
I love his suit! I would almost wish men still wear that when they go swimming.....

Renkata said...

OMG Melanie,
Such a gorgeous cards. So nice colours combo and colouring. Love it!

Playing with Paper said...

I love your cards!! I love the beach scene Soooooooooo cute!!

Naoual said...

Stunning cards Melanie and Ainsleigh!!
I LOVE the scene Ainsleigh created and the beautiful colours she used, just stunning!

Melanie, your card is STUNNING, love the idea of having Jack look at Florence and the way you coloured Florence, WOW!!! Really AMAZING!!

Hugs, Naoual xx

Kimmi said...

Amazing cards. Love the colours, papers and layouts! Those flip flops are awesome and I love the wave!

Kimmi x

♥Rach♥ said...

Wow, Ainsleigh makes better cards than I do :0) I love the super pretty colors and embellishments that she used, the flip-flops, flowers and stickers she picked are all awesome!

Love the layout of your card Melanie, it's so fun and has such dimension!

mimibricole said...

love love love your cards!!
those new stamps are fabulous and.... love what you did with them!

Maxine said...

As always, your color is to die for!! Ainsleigh did an amazing job not only with the coloring, but the background wave and the flip flop shoes to add dimension to it!!!

StampinCathy said...

WOW! The cards are just so cool. Love the style of the cards, your coloring, and all the details and the embellishments.

Barb said...

Wow. Great cards!

corinna said...

Love your card and loving the two images and how you used them! And your darlin' Ainsleigh did a great job with hers as well! tfs

Lisa said...

super job an the cards, Love the colouring!!!

Jenn Joncas said...

Can I say WOW!? Both of your cards are amazing!!! I love how you did the water Ainsleigh!! and what a great idea with the Melanie (Michele(:) I was kind of wondering if you had just lucked out that he was looking that way (:

Jenn (:

Rae C. said...

Too cute! Love the cards!

Alyssa S said...

Fabulous! Wow, your mad coloring skills put me in awe every time! Your daughter does amazing too!

Wilfreda said...

Both of these are awesome. So much detail.

Toni Hinchcliffe said...

Wow! What intricate, detailed cards! I love your work!

Delphine said...

Amazing cards! I just love how you have used Florence and Jack together! Brilliant! And your colouring is so perfect! Ainsleigh's card is gorgeous, too! I love the pretty colours and the scene she has created! Hugs Delphine xx

Tracey said...

WOW! Your card is incredible Melanie!! I love it! Ainsleigh did a gorgeous job also! Beautiful work from both of you!

Louanne Given said...

amazing jobs done by both of you!!!! love them!!

Beth S said...

Both cards are amazing. Love how you put two images together.

Sammibug said...

These cards are incredible! I bow down to your creativity, girl!

Javablustamper said...

WOW!!! Both of your creations are AMAZING!!! I LOVE them!! Your coloring ROCKS!!!



ENJOY LIFE!
Jacquie/Javablustamper!

Buttons Ribbons and Pearls said...

Incredible cards! I love your unique card and insanely clever to redirect Jacks gaze to take in Florence's "gams" ! My hats off to all the Jrs. that have participated in the hop! Ainsleigh, your card is wonderful! Lot's of detail makes it so perfect! :) Tracy

Kim said...

AMAZING cards to you and your daughter! WOW they are both phenomenal! GORGEOUS and STUNNING in every way! Love the elements to Ainsleigh's card love all of the tropical-ness! :)
Hugs~ Kim

Jaspere said...

OMG! How amazing is your creation? Perfect coloring....I am in awe.
Your daughters card is so delightful too. I can see all the thought she put into it...great card.

Donna Marie said...

Wow... wowzer... Melanie your shading is amazing! You should seriously consider posting video tutorials. You have a real talent!!! Ainsleigh your card is gorgeous! You have your mom's talent!! I love the flip flops. Great job.

Karen said...

Wow!!! Your cards are so beautiful!!!!! And your coloring technique is SO perfect! I wish I could color as well as you!!!!

Those new stamps are so cute!

MiamiKel said...

OMGoodness, your designs are just beautiful! And your coloring - wwwwwwwow! Both cards are stunning ~ just as fun and cute as can be! TFS!

Dot said...

Fab card from both of you. Liked the way you created a sceen. The new stamps are yummy. Want to have......

chrilvian said...

hophophop. i like the card with the boy and the girl? summerlove maybe?

Annelies said...

Wow, your card is absolutely fabulous! Love those two stamps together! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Nic said...

Melanie, you never cease to amaze! Everyday I stop by and I'm always in for a treat. Congrats to both of you for creating such beautiful cards.
Nxxx

Sheng said...

These are FABOULOUS card. Wow.

Emily said...

You do the coolest shaped cards. . . I love them

Rosie said...

Gosh, two amazing cards. Love the colour schemes you have both used. Rosie x

JessicaK said...

Wow! These totally rock. The sandals and water embelli's on the last card - so cool.

Sharon Caudle said...

I knew I was in for a treat when I saw your name, and I was right! LOVE your card, Melanie! Your coloring skills are over the top gorgeous! Fabulous design!! Ainsleigh, it's clear you're your Mama's daughter! Fabulous colors and design! LOVE those flip flogs! Amazing cards, ladies!
hugs!
Sharon

beadz said...

THese are great! And the coloring on your hair is phenomenal!
hugs,
Gini

Pearly-Q said...

your cards are awesome and your coloring is jaw-droppingly beautiful!

BJ said...

Mom!!!! You had better watch out!!!!! Your little cutie did a FANTASTIC!!!!!!JOB!!!!! I love all the elements that she has used on her creation. I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree!!!! You did a pretty good job on your card too.(LOL) I really do love your card!!! It is tooo cute. I think I'm going to have to save both to my pictures and see if I can't come up with something close to what you ladies have done. Thank You Both for all the insporation in both of your cards today!!!!!

scrappintlc said...

Jaw droppingly adorable.

FitterTwit said...

I'm back! I've said it before and I'll say it again, "You got mad skillz!" Your coloring on these is OUT OF THIS WORLD! LOVE IT!!!

Sylvia from Minnesota said...

The color combo is great and your coloring is fantastic!

Sylvia from Minnesota said...

You did great making me feel that she is at the beach right by the water-how unique, thanks.

Renkata said...

Hi Melanie
I do have some Sunshine.... for you
here
Hug's
Renkata

A said...

these cards are amazing! i love the hair on florence

coffeeaddicted said...

Those cards looks so yummy that I ant to eat them! ;)

Margie said...

OMG! Your cards are amazing and the coloring is superb! Love the shape on that first one. Great cards, girls!!!

Jess Willison said...

These cards are amazing! Melanie your colouring is phenomenal!

Lesley said...

Love your vintage-feeling beachy colours. And Ainsleigh...WOW! Her attention to all those little details is AWESOME! Great cards...

Cassie_lu said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these cards. the touch of vintage and little mini-scenes you put together are fab.

Lisa said...

Wow....loving this!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Jackie said...

Both of your cards are fantastic, I guess the talent runs in the family. I love this release, it's my favourite Kimmie release so far.

America said...

Oh my goodness, you are absolutely incredible. WHAT BEAUTIFUL COLORING talent!!! Im in awe. SO glad I found you through the Inspirational BLOG!! :) Ill be back!!!!

Jodi said...

Hi Melanie! This is just adorable!! I Love these new images and the beautiful coloring you do!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Awesome!!!! And Ainsleigh clearly inherited some talent! :)

Andrea said...

wow..oh wow...stunning work ladies. melanie please tell your sweet daughter that she clearly has inherited her mother's superb art skills. She did an incredible job! xoxo

My Paper Passions said...

i sooo love your card mel it looks awesome!!
u always spice things up with your layouts!!
Nicely done ainsleigh!!!
Mel.....i sure hope you aren't having ainsleigh put your cards together for you!!;) i joke,i joke
Hats off you you both!!
Amanda B <3