Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ready for some Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peeks???

Good morning...are you all ready for some April Sneak Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps??!! The official release day will be this Sunday, but in the meantime we'll be showing you previews of the new stamps. Each day leading up to the release, you can check out the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog to see who has sneak peeks to show you. :)

Today, we're kicking off the sneak peeks with projects featuring the brand new "Krafty Quotes #3". I have been loving the addition of this line to Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. They can of course be combined with many of the Kraftin' Kimmie image stamps, but they are perfect for so many other applications as well. They look beautiful on cards, scrapbook layouts, altered items...so many possibilities. "Krafty Quotes #3" includes four larger sized quotes .

My card today features the quote by Eleanor Roosevelt, "A woman is like a tea bag-you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water". The sentiment was stamped in Walnut Stain Distress Ink. After stamping, I realized that I failed to apply an even pressure which resulted in some of the letters not stamping perfectly. Rather than stamping again, I thought I would just use it to my advantage and go for a bit of a distressed look. The paper edges were distressed with scissors and sponged with the Distress Ink. I also created a coordinating flower with the Spellbinders Lacey Circles. The centre of the flower is a dollar store metal brad. The little teacup is actually an accessory stamp that comes with an older Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, "Gabrielle". It was stamped with the Distress Ink and lightly shaded with Conte Crayons. To finish it off, I added some flourishes that were created with Spellbinders Doodle Parts, some dollar store pearls and a few leaves.

Please visit the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog for a complete list of links to the Krafty Girls and our lovely Krafty Guests who are participating in today's Krafty Quotes #3 sneak peeks.

I hope to see you back tomorrow for another round of previews featuring some new stamps by one of Kimmie's Krafty Artists!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. :)

Blessings,

Melanie

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Krafty Quotes #3", "Gabrielle's" teacup accessory stamp Ink: Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Conte Crayons Paper: Bazzill, Kraft Carstock, the design paper was all from my scrap bin...sorry not sure of the company Embellishments: Dollar store pearls and brad, leaves Tools: Spellbinders Lacey Circles, Labels 8

10 comments:

Bellaidea said...

Very cute!

Donna said...

Just gorgeous Mel!!! As Always!! Xx

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

OH this looks gorgeous Melanie!! I LOVE what you did with the teacup! And those doodle parts and pearls make it look so elegant!!

Angie said...

Stunning! You rock!! :)

Jenny said...

Oh so gorgeous Melanie..you never cease to amaze me!!! I love how you distressed everyhting and the swirly bits are perfect- I never know what to do with things like that;)That teacup addition is just the right touch!

Lori said...

Beautiful, as always!! Love the flower, I have tried so many time to do them and well, they never look a flower! Ah well!

Tangii said...

Soooooooo pretty! Those little pearl touches are perfect!

Tracey said...

This is a great quote and a gorgeous card Melanie!!

Amanda R said...

How cute to use the little teapot stamp! That is the perfect finishing touch!

ellabella said...

This ia amazing and adorable all at the same time! Janine