Thursday, November 11, 2010

Time for the November Sneak Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

(This is post #2 today...please scroll back to see the lucky winner of my Sweet 'n Sassy Birthday Blog Hop candy!)

November 11. Remembrance Day. This is such an important day on the calender, and I would like to take the opportunity to express my heartfelt thanks to all the men and women who have served to protect our country. My sympathies are extended to all who have lost loved ones to war. To have just one day to express our thanks and appreciation for their selfless service and ultimate sacrifice seems hardly sufficient. I remember that as a child in school, the moment of silence always seemed an eternity. Now it doesn't seem long enough to reflect on what those soldiers went through....what they gave up to protect complete strangers...what they sacrificed for the cause they fought for. Today we thank them. We express our appreciation through silence and reflection, through poems and songs, through memorials and services. Today, I am praying for the soldiers currently serving around the world...and for their families. I pray for strength, protection and wisdom for the soldiers...for strength, peace and comfort for the families. God bless.

Release day is fast approaching at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...the big date is Sunday November 14th! :) You are in for quite the treat this month, as Kimmie has some fantastic new stamps lined up for are going to want each and every one! (you know...Christmas is just around the corner, so you can make them part of your wish list this year!!) There are six fabulous "Krafty Girls" by artist Annie Rodrigue as well as several adorable winter Miles the Mouse stamps by artist Stephen Leary. Over the next few days, the Krafty Girls and Krafty Guests will be sharing sneak peeks with you...make sure to visit the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog each day to see who is participating each day. The official release day is this Sunday. Not only will you be able to buy the stamps that day, but Kimmie also has a great blog hop planned!

Today, I'd like to introduce you to "Annie the Artist"....hmmm, wonder where Kimmie came up with the name for this lovely gal?? ;) lol I am totally in love with Annie Rodrigue's characters this month...they are FABULOUS!! The paper is from the Basic Grey "Olivia" line. The "Colour Me Happy" sentiment comes with "Annie"...she also comes with a little paintbrush accessory stamp.

"Annie" was stamped with Memento Ink on Neenah smooth paper and coloured with my Copic markers. Her cute little dress and shoes were jazzed up with some Stardust Stickles. The canvas on her easel is actually blank, so you can have her painting whatever your little heart desires...I chose to sketch in a rose.

Copics: Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20 Hair: C10, C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, B60 Beret: R20, R22, R27, R46, R59 Dress: C00, C1, C3 Easel: E50, E31, E25, E59, E99 Canvas: E50, E30, E31, blender

For more sneak peeks of the soon-to-be-released November stamps, visit the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog where you will find links to all the participating Krafty Girls and Krafty Guests. Stay tuned over the next few days for more previews, our weekly challenge and the official release day blog hop on Sunday!

Have a wonderful day friends, and thanks so much for visiting!!



Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Annie the Artist" and matching sentiment
Ink: Memento, Copics, Black Soot Distress Ink
Paper: Neenah, Basic Grey, Bazzill
Embellishments: Flowers, button, hemp twine, Stardust Stickles


Kraftin' Kimmie said...

OH she looks awesome, Melanie! Love the papers and colour combo and of course, your lovely little rose!

Anonymous said...

AWESOME Mel! Love how Annie is painting the rose! :) Tracy

KanataNewf said...

oh what a fab image!

Krista said...

Just fantastic Melanie, great dp's and you've got some mad drawing skills...something else to add to your long list of mad skills!!!

Sharon Caudle said...

GORGEOUS! I couldn't wait to get over here and see what you created!! Your coloring is out of this world and love your choice of papers! And on top of all this fabulousness, you even cut her out??!! Unbelievable! You continuously knock me over with your talent! LOVE it!!!
hugs, Sharon

Belas Creating Place said...

Melanie: your card is adorable. Love it!!!


Tracey said...

Absolutely stunning Melanie!! Gorgeous colouring and I love the beautiful rose you sketched in!!

FitterTwit said...

Melanie... I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! That blank canvas opens up a world of options!!! :) Awesome job on this! :)

Kelly Schelske said...

This is fabulous Melanie! Love it!

ms.espresso said...

she looks great, Melanie! I love that her canvas is blank- it'll make this such a versatile stamp!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous Melanie!! Your coloring is stunning and I adore your choice of dp!! Beautiful!! You are so talented my friend!