Good morning friends! Have you enjoyed all the sneak peeks over the last few days? Today is the day that you can get your inky fingers on all the brand new January stamps at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...and what a release it is this month! My word, Kimmie has put together a HUGE release to ring in the new year...a total of 16 stamps!! She has six new stamps from Annie Rodrigue (each comes with a matching sentiment and accessory stamp), five new stamps from Steven Leary (two come with a matching sentiment) and five final stamps from past Krafty artist Crissy Armstrong!
As always, we are celebrating the official release day with a blog hop! Joining Kimmie and the Krafty Girls on the hop today are our amazing January Krafty Guests (who have been absolutely rockin' this release!!), all three very talented artists and our lovely Junior Krafty Girls. The hop starts over on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog where you will find a complete list of the blog hop participants. Make sure to visit each blog on the hop, and don't forget to leave a comment at every stop...if you do, you just may be the lucky winner of a package of brand new January stamps!!
If you've been hopping along, you should have arrived here after visiting with the lovely and talented Michele Boyer...wasn't her card stunning?? It's ok to admit if you drooled over it a bit...I always do when I visit her blog! lol (If not, just hop over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog to start the hop at the beginning...where you'll also find a complete list of links to the blog hop participants.)
For my card today, I chose to work with another beautiful gal from the pen of artist Annie Rodrigue. This is "Andrea Acorn"...isn't she gorgeous??!! I know this is completely out of season, but her acorn attire was just calling for some autumn colours! I pulled out these pretty fall papers from The Paper Loft. The crocheted trim is from the dollar store...sadly, they don't seem to be carrying this anymore. Actually, they are not carrying a lot of the little "treasures" I liked to buy from there...including the pearls on my card. (I've not been able to find any new packs of ivory pearls for AGES.) Guess I'm going to have to break the budget and start buying them elsewhere! The bow was tied with the assistance of my Bow Easy...I never tie a bow without it!
"Andrea Acorn" was stamped on Neenah Smooth cardstock and coloured with Copic markers. After cutting her out, I popped her up on that gorgeous autumn leaves paper cut with one of my newest sets of Spellbinders, Labels 4. (This set was a Christmas gift from my best friend Amanda!!)
Copics: Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20 Hair: E50, Y21, Y26, YR31, E31, E33, E37, E59 Dress: YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07, E08, C5, C9 Cape: G20, G82, G85, C5, C9
As with ever release day blog hop, I have a very special guest joining me here on Paper Blessings...my daughter and Junior Krafty Girl Ainsleigh!! Ainsleigh chose to work with "Abigail Apple" for her card today. I'm loving the bright and cheery paper from Echo Park that Ainsleigh used, and the sentiment comes with Abigail Apple. (she also comes with a co-ordinating accessory stamp) Ainsleigh added some Stardust Stickles to the Prima flowers and Abigail's hair bows. She also used a few dollar store pearls for accents.
I'm kind of hoping I might be the lucky recipient of Ainsleigh's card...it's GORGEOUS!!!
After you have completed the blog hop, make sure to head on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Online Store and place your order for the new January Stamps!! For those of you who "need" the entire release, Kimmie will be offering her "Gimmie Kimmie's Kits" for a limited time. There are three different kits (one for each artist) that include all the January stamps...and these kits are being sold at a discounted price!!
Time for me to send you off to visit with Jeanne Streiff...just wait until you see what she has created!! Her work is always so inspiring. :)
Don't forget to leave those comments along the way folks...you just may be the lucky winner of some brand new January stamps!!
Blessings friends...and happy hopping!
Melanie and Ainsleigh
Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Andrea Acorn"
Ink: Memento, Copics, Distress Ink
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, The Paper Loft
Embellishments: Pearls, crocheted trim, ribbon, machine stitching
Tools: Bow Easy, Martha Stewart Punch
Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Abigail Apple" and co-ordinating sentiment
Ink: Memento, Copics
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, Echo Park
Embellishments: Stardust Stickles, Prima flowers, pearls