Sunday, May 15, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps May 2011 Release Blog Hop!!

(This is one of two posts on my blog today...please scroll up, or click HERE for an exciting announcement from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design!)

Good morning friends. It's release day today at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, and we're having a blog hop to celebrate! Over the last several days, the Krafty Girls and our Krafty Guests have been sharing some fabulous sneak peeks featuring the newest stamps to Kraftin' Kimmie. We introduced you to a brand new artist Cheryl Alger who has designed some exclusive Kraftin' Kimmie stamps, Scripture Quotes, several new stamps from artist Steven Leary and a collection of gorgeous Sporty Girls from Annie Rodrigue. On our blog hop today, you'll see some beautiful projects featuring many of the new May stamps.

The hop begins over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog where you will find a list of all the designers participating today. The rules are pretty simple...as you hop along, make sure to leave a comment at each and every blog as Kimmie will be drawing some random commenters who will win some of the new stamps. :)

You should have arrived here after visiting with the lovely Andrea Murdock. If not, just begin the hop over the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog to ensure that you visit each blog along the way.

This lovely young tennis star is "Krista", designed by Krafty Artist Annie Rodrigue. Now some of you Kraftin' Kimmie fans will note that this stamp shares a name with one of our lovely Krafty Girls, Krista Van Tol. Well, word is that Miss Krista is quite the tennis enthusiast and so "Krista" seemed to be the perfect name for this new sporty stamp. (I'm terrible at tennis, so my apologies Krista...I will not be challenging you to a match any time soon! lol) The paper from MME Stella and Rose ("Hazel"...bought this at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design!! You can find her amazing selection of 6x6 paper pads HERE.). The sentiment comes with "Krista" along with a bonus sentiment that says "Life is a ball!".



Krista was stamped on Neenah cardstock with Memento Ink and coloured with Copic markers. I sponged around her with Spun Sugar and Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I have to admit that I'm not thrilled with my colouring of her skirt...pinks and I don't seem to get along very well at all. :( I really do need to devote some quality time to practicing with them. Her outfit really is adorable though...quite chic! I love the clothing Annie creates for her characters...they always add such personality!



Hair: E50, Y21, Y23, YR30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E59 Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20 Shirt: G20, G82, G85, G99, C5 Skirt: RV000, R81, R83, R89, C3 Raquet: E50, E31, E35, E25, E59

Your next stop on the hop is the very talented Tracy Cornhill!! Don't forget to leave comments along the way to be eligible for the prize drawings!

When you're finished, head on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Online Store because all the new stamps are available for purchase!! If you wish to purchase the stamps as entire collection (at a great discount!!), just click on the Gimmie Kimmie's Kits option!

Happy hopping. :)

Blessings,

Melanie

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Krista"
Ink: Memento, Copics, Distress Ink
Paper: MME Stella and Rose "Hazel", Bazzill, Neenah
Embellishments: Crocheted Trim, ribbon, pearls
Tools: Spellbinders Ovals, Bow Easy

34 comments:

Kelly Schelske said...

Fab card Melanie! The image looks so real, awesome coloring!

Lisa Lynn said...

Melanie your card is adorable. Love the coloring of your image especially the hair. You just have to love that Stella Rose paper. Wonderful stitching.

Karyn S said...

wow, I love this vintage look and the patterned papers - my style! gorgeous image and amazing colouring in!

Sanne said...

What a great card! It's so cute!

Hugs Sanne

Lisa said...

Great JOB!!! Love all you projects this release!

Brigitte said...

Your card is lovely and I think that the skirt is perfect!!! Love your colouring!
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Piali said...

Lovely card!! Gorgeous new sporty gals!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Lovely, Melanie! Gorgeous coloring, as always, and I love your layout!

Tracey said...

Oooooh, I love love love this card Melanie!! The papers, your colouring, everything is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Seriously?? I think her skirt is GORGEOUS...along with the rest of her!!! Such pretty rich colours and I love the lace/ribbon combo!!

And you and I can watch Krista play tennis from the sidelines!! heehee!

Andrea said...

I think the skirt looks great but me and pinks don't get along that well either- when I blend they seem to 'grey' each other out..grrrr. I love your card as always and the paper you chose is perfect- like small balls. hope we can get together soon my friend xo. maybe we can work on those dratted pinks..and purples..together xo

crafty amy said...

This is such a great card :D Your clouring is incredible!
Thank you for inspiring me this is a great hop yet again.

Hugs

Amy xx

Sheng said...

Ok, so I'm lovin' your cards and fab-u-licious coloring!!!

Jenn said...

Fantastic card, the paper you used is fabulous.

Belas Creating Place said...

Terrific card....the paper you chose works so well too.

xo
Bela

Krista said...

Um, everything about this card is GORGEOUS Mel! Even her skirt!!!! Those are the exact colours I would wear too...lol! So does that mean you and Kimmie will be my ball-girls?..LOL! Seriously cute card! Gettin ready for the big finale too! Go Rob Go! (teehee just bein a bug! ;) Talk soon,
Hugs, K

Danni said...

Such a wonderful card!!

thekolbes said...

Ohh Gosh, your card is aweome. Thanks so much for sharing. I am a new follower
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Buttons Ribbons and Pearls said...

These images are so sweet and your colouring ............well you know how I feel about it ! ;) Tracy

The Wired Angel said...

She's adorable, Melanie!! Fabulous job on this.

Brenda said...

Beautiful card! Wow your coloring is amazing!TFS

Donna said...

MEL!!!! Gorgeous babe!! I mean your card...And you too...I think I better stop typing before I get into trouble... GORGEOUS card honey...You ROCK!! Xx

stitchinpixie said...

You did a fantastic job on her coloring!! I love the color of the skirt. I also love the Stella Rose papers, in fact, the entire line. Great choice!!

Brenna said...

that is soo beautiful! I'm loving the colouring and also the lave with the ribbon!! beauticul job! tfs
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

scrappintlc said...

Gorgeous and love her hair coloring.

Sheila said...

Love your card.

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Bridget said...

Beautiful card with awesome coloring.

kurlygirl said...

This is beautiful! Your coloring is gorgeous!

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful card! I love your coloring.

stephanie said...

Wow - love the darker coloring on this. It's different and gorgeous.

Kris said...

Wonderful color combinations! Beautiful. I am new to the stamping/copic marker world and really appreciate the posting of your colors used in your card. It helps us newbies! Thanks again.

Abby's Crafty said...

Terrific! The coloring of the image is outstanding.

Grace said...

omg!!! you make the most beautiful cards!!!
I wish you would do a video tutorial on how you colour moonlight whispers!!! big fan!! =)

Tankku said...

Lovely card, i love coloring!