Sunday, June 13, 2010

It's June Release Day at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

The wait is over...it's RELEASE DAY at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! There are four stamps featuring Miles The Mouse by Kimmie's brand new artist Steven Leary. You can also purchase the new Summer Mermaid Stamp Kit which includes six lovely mermaids created by Annie Rodrigue, a whole bunch of accessory stamps and a fantastic sentiment set. If you order these gorgeous mermaids now while they are available as a set, you will receive a 20% discount! This Summer Kit is exclusively available at Kimmie's Online Store.

So, what better way to celebrate such a fantastic release than with a BLOG HOP! Kimmie, of course, will be randomly selecting a few lucky participants who will win some of the new stamps...so make sure to leave comments at all blogs along the hop!! Go grab yourself a cup of your favourite brew and get comfy, because we have a ton of fun for you today!

Oh my goodness, what a lineup of talent Kimmie has in store for you on this hop! We have several guests joining us today, including both of the artists responsible for the images this month, Steven Leary and Annie Rodrigue!! Also, joining us today are some of the amazing Junior Krafty Girls, so be sure to leave them some love too! The hop starts at the Challenge Blog, so if you did not arrive here after visiting my friend and very talented stamper Lacey, then you should start back at the beginning so you don't miss anything! Here's the list for the hop:

11. Annie
13. Lacey
14. Melanie (you are here!!)
15. Vicki

Ok, how would you like to see another mermaid from our Summer Stamp Kit?? My easel card today features "Ariana". How adorable is she...and I just love her little seahorse friends! I wanted to create a bit of a scene with some of the accessory stamps included in the Summer Mermaid Stamp Kit. So, I decided to create a small recessed window on this easel card. I stamped and coloured up the little fish and seaweed and adhered them in the window. I used Glossy Accents to stick on some small beads to create the ocean floor. Ariana was attached in front of the window to add to the dimension of the card, as were her little seahorse friends. The sentiment from the Summer Stamp Kit was adhered to the inside/base of the easel card.




Here's a side shot of the card. I had to do a little "engineering" to accommodate the recessed window. Obviously, this card cannot fold flat, so I incorporated a 3/4" spine into the card. (The depth of the window is only 1/2", but the bottom layer also has a bit of dimension so as to prop the card up when open. Hmm...hoping this make sense!! lol)

Originally, my lovely daughter and Junior Krafty Girl Ainsleigh was going to have a card for today's hop as well. However, due to a busy week full of school projects and other commitments, she didn't quite get it finished. She is planning to have one for next week's challenge instead.

Ok, time for you to head off and see what the incredibly talented Vicki has to show you! My goodness, this girl has talent!

Remember to leave comments at every blog on the hop so you have the chance to win some of the new release stamps! After the hop, get yourself over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Online Store to place your order. (Remember, this is the ONLY place you will be able to purchase the Summer Mermaid Stamp Kit...at an incredible price too!) Guess what?? Each and every order placed this week, will receive a little goodie bag of random bonus accessory stamps in your package!

Have fun hopping!

Blessings,
Melanie

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Summer Mermaid Stamp Kit
Ink: Memento, Copic markers
Paper: Neenah, Fancy Pants, Bazzill
Embellishments: Dollar store beads, StarDust Stickles, Smooch Illuminate
Tools: Spellbinders Fancy Tags

53 comments:

Patricia said...

amazing card i love all the details =P

paulatracy said...

This is almost too stunning for words, but I had to tell ya! lol WOW, this is just amazing and a show stopper, AMAZING!

Dawn said...

Wow, Melanie ... this is jaw-droppingly beautiful!!!!! The colours ... the intensity ... that dotty thing you do on the tail. WOW!

Sheng said...

OMg, what an amazing card. I love everything about it. I love how you colored her, especially her hair, it looks so real.

Renkata said...

Melanie, great layout and details. Wow and the DP go so well with the image.

mimibricole said...

Gosh, I'm so impressed by your card..... it's REALLY wonderful!

xxxtglxxx said...

Oh wow Melanie - this is stunning! :) What a great concept and layout! Very 3d, and the colours and DP are perfect!

Nic said...

Melanie, Melanie, Melanie. Where would we all be without your amazing cards and colouring to inspire us all? Quite simply amazing. Every day I find myself lost for words. Thank you so much for the constant inspiration. I hope you have a fab trip in London and more importantly I hope you stay longer one day and teach us some of your amazing colouring skills.
Nxxx

♥Rach♥ said...

This is SO wonderful Melanie, I can't believe all the work you put into this, it's just beautiful!!

Mary Frances said...

LOVE IT! Had to pick my jaw off the floor at this one!! lol Simply amazing work. Thanks for all the inspiration. Hugs xx

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Such an incredible creation, Melanie and even more stunning in person!! Your colouring skills are amazing and you certainly inspire me!! Yesterday was a lot of fun, but next time it's gonna be an all day adventure! Think you can handle that much of us?? Haha!

Wilfreda said...

This is absolutely amazing. I love it!

Playing with Paper said...

Wow..............this card is AWESOME!! I just love what you've done. So creative, Melanie I can't stop looking at it!!!!

Alyssa S said...

Goodness woman! You blow me away!! This is an absolutley, gorgeously, breathtaking creation!

Kim said...

Absolutely stunning!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Holy moses woman!!! This is beautiful!

Vicki

Kim Forsyth said...

All I can say is WOW!!! Beautiful :D

Krista said...

Yes I agree with Kimmie, this is absolutely stunning in real life! Show stopper for sure!!! Love it girl!

Shaela said...

wow, this is GORGEOUS! once again your coloring has me in awe, and the whole dimensional look is stunning! fabulous job

Michele Boyer said...

W-O-W! Melanie, this is AMAZING!! I think I say that every time I pop in here... But you ARE amazing! Everything is ALWAYS stunning! :)

A said...

This is an amazing card! Very inspiring!

artfulwhimsies said...

This card is so pretty!! Love the intense colors you have chosen~

loyaz said...

What a great idea - makes it look like a real ocean scene. Good job gal!
DianeL
loyaz1@wbhsi.net

Chelsea said...

This is absolutely fab! Great idea!

Emily said...

Oh my freaking goodness! This card is incredible!

Karen said...

Your card is soooo fantastic!!! WOW! I really really love it!!!

BJ said...

See I was right to name you "The Imtimidator" Does your brain hurt? You come up with some of most stunning creations!!!! And forget about-it coloring skills!!!! I'm sooooo glad that you participate in the Hops and are in the Blog world. Thanks Miss Thing for sharing with us.

Nana Diana said...

Oh Melanie!! Your work never ceases to amaze me. Utterly fantastic, I can't think of anything I don't love about it. Girl, you seriously rock!!

Marilyn said...

Love how you designed this beauty! Your coloring is out-standing! Great work!

Dot said...

The new stamps is so cute!! I love the card the colors are fantastic. Look forwards to do the blog hop.
hugs Dorte

Tracey said...

Amazing card Melanie! I am in awe of your colouring!!

LORi said...

Sensational GF!!

HUGS - LORi

Devlin said...

Such a beauty!

Amy said...

OMWord! Your coloring skills are absolutely AMAZING... everything about this card is simply fantastic! :)

Toni K said...

This card is stunning!!! This is my first time visiting your blog, and I will be back! Your detail in coloring is amazing! Phenominal!

Deedee Anderson said...

Incredible card, Melanie! Love that recessed window -- you come up with such neat ideas!

beadz said...

What a stunning card! Your coloring rocks!
hugs,
Gini

Scrappychick said...

Totally "flippin" adorable!

Lisa F said...

I LOVE this! Wonderful card!

Jessica said...

This is an amazing card!! I love the colors and the design... definitely bookmarking this to come back and give it a try! :)

Cassie_lu said...

LOVE this and the shaker box part is a FAB idea.

Robin McK said...

Hi Melanie!
This is soo beautiful! You've blown me away again...love the vivid colours!

Piali said...

Stunning!!
Love the color combo..and your coloring Rocks!!
Gorgeous!

Ola said...

WOW, your card is beautiful!!!

Thanks so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Jess said...

This is such a clever card - and so eye-catching!

Jenny said...

Wow,eine tolle Karte und ein süßes Motiv.

MOMO S said...

AAAAAwesome coloring.Love her hair and tail.

Shazza said...

wow this is fantastic, such a clever idea and a beautiful card
x

Angie said...

Hi Melanie, your cards always blow me away. Wow doesn't even cut it. I was telling my hubby that I was maybe going to tag along with Andrea and Kimmie to watch you colour on Sat,but then plans got changed. He was even encouraging me to go when he saw your work. lol Maybe another time though :)

Jenn Joncas said...

Melanie, your card is absolutely gorgeous!! I felt like I was under the sea just looking at it!!

Denise said...

Hi Melanie. What a wonderful card you're sharing. I just LOVE your coloring. Especially the hair. Very few have that much talent!

Tricia said...

Gorgeous card, Melanie!!! Love this 3D idea! Your colouring is, as always, stunning and your attention to detail awe-inspiring. These new Kimmie stamps are super!

TaraG said...

WOWZERS!!! This is just gorgeous, Mel! So ingenious of you to engineer and design this 3D card...that kind of thing is totally beyond me!!! I just Arianna and love all the sea life you managed to include on this stunning card! Beautiful papers too!
Hugs,t