Saturday, July 16, 2011

Kickin' Up My Heels in the Big City!!

Good morning and happy Saturday to you all! It's time for another Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge, and how about we throw in some sneak peeks to double the fun?! All the Krafty Girls and our lovely Krafty Guests have used some of the new July stamps by Krafty Artist Annie Rodrigue!! Only one more sleep until you can get your hands on all the new stamps you've seen previewed over the last several days. :)

The challenge this week was set by the lovely, talented and witty Carole Burrage...she never ceases to make me laugh right out loud! Carole wants to see us "Finish the Insides" of our projects. Quite frankly I think Carole was picking on me for this challenge, lol. I must confess that I rarely finish the inside of my cards. I love the look of a nicely finished inside...but unfortunately, I'm often too rushed for time to add anything to the inside. This is a terrible habit I've fallen into because all I ever seem to add is a boring plain white square of cardstock when I grab a card to give away. It's so much nicer to use coordinating design paper to really add that final finishing touch to the inside of the card. So thank you Carole...you are helping me to kick my bad habits. :)

I've been so excited to introduce this stamp to you!! Annie has designed a fabulous set of globetrotting gals just perfect for all of you who like to travel. Kimmie decided to name several of the stamps after some of us Krafty Girls...and this cheery Canadian gal is "Melanie"!! (Thanks so much Kimmie...I have to admit that it's pretty cool to have a stamp named after me!!) Just look at Melanie having a grand old time in Toronto. :) Now although I prefer to live in a smaller city with a slower pace of life, I absolutely love to visit Toronto! There is so much to do there...including visiting the CN Tower, which Annie has included in the cityscape of this stamp! (you will NEVER see me walking on the glass floor up in the tower though...totally freaks me out) I used some fun paper from Fancy Pants and added a little Canadian flag charm that I found at Walmart.


Copics Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20 Hair: E50, YR31, E11, E17, E18, E97, E99, E37, E59 Shirt: E50, E41, E49, W1, W00, blender, R22, R27, R59 Purse: R22, R27, R37, R59, C5, C7 Jeans: B91, B93, B95, B97, C5, C7 Cityscape: C7, C5, C3, C1, B60

And here's a shot of the inside. I didn't do anything terribly fancy...the other Krafty Girls created some gorgeous designs on the interior of their cards...but at least it's better than a plain white piece of cardstock! I know I used this sentiment on my project yesterday, but I ADORE it so you'll probably see it frequently here. lol (this sentiment comes with another new July stamp, Bookworm Jaime)


So, are you up for the challege?? We'd love to have you play along and Finish the Inside of your cards...and if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp on your project, then you could be the lucky winner "Jeannie", the stamp Carole used on her gorgeous card this week! You can link up your project at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog.

SNEAK PEEK BLOG CANDY: How would you like to be the lucky winner of THREE of the world traveller Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps by artist Annie Rodrigue?? All you need to do is hop around to visit all of the Krafty Girls who made projects today and leave comments for them. Kimmie will draw TWO winners from those comments and their names will be posted tomorrow morning on the release day blog hop post at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog! (each winner will receive 3 of Annie's stamps!)

We hope you can join us tomorrow for the release day blog hop when all the new July stamps will be available for purchase!

Enjoy the rest of your day and thanks for popping by for a visit.

Blessings,

Melanie

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Melanie", "Oh the Places You'll Go" sentiment from "Bookworm Jaime"
Ink: Memento, Copics, Distress Ink
Paper: Kraft, MME, Neenah
Embellishments: Machine Stitching, metal charm (from Walmart)
Tools: Spellbinders, Bow Easy

23 comments:

Alba said...

Nice card!!! And the color combo is great! I love the way you colored the image!

Vanja said...

Beautiful card! fabulous colouring, I love the charm.
hugs
Vanja

Toni K said...

Amazing card! Amazing coloring of course :) I LOVE looking at your cards! Always amazing!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Lol! What a fun card!

Brigitte said...

I love it!!! It's awesome that there's a Canadian girl!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Eeeeek! She just looks incredible, Melanie!! Like she's so joyful on her trip to the big city! And you are so very welcome! She really reminds me of you because you are always so happy and full of positivity and encouragement! Luvs ya, baby!!

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE This is sooo darn cute!!! Congrats on it being named after you! Love your charm you added to this Awesome creation too!
~Heidi Brawley

Lisa Rasmussen said...

Super cute!!! I'm not canadian but I LOVE this stamp a bunch!!!!

Аня said...

This style is great!!! Amazing card!

Lisa KJ said...

Nice to see our Canada in a stamp collection. Your card design and colors are very nice and bright and reflect her joyful mood. I'll be checking out Walmart for that charm now..... hmmmm.

Evelyn said...

Melanie, the card is fantastic! I love your coloring and the wonderful combination of the papers and the inside of the card.

Kind regards,
Evelyn

Jan Garber said...

Your card is adorable~ I love Toronto, too. Right now, the weather sounds great to me. Arizona is sooo hot. How about a Travelin' Gal in the desert? lol!

Shazza said...

wonderful card Melanie and beautifully coloured as always.
x

Kimberly said...

Seriously girl, your coloring is amazing...i couldn't believe there was a canadian stamp of this quaility out there in blogland...i'm just going to have to purchase this one for sure. I tend to use digi stamps as i suck at stamping but i'll make an exception with this one. I wish they sold digital....love your work.. www.justwordz.ca
kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

Jani said...

This card is wonderful!
I love the LO and the bright colors!
Your coloration is fab!

Sandy G said...

Fab card love the image and colours and the charm is a great touch

Sarah said...

Gorgeous Melanie! I am such a fan of your colouring. I don't know anyone else who gets shadows as intense as you, just how I love them! Thank you for listing your colours.
Sarah

Lori said...

Beautiful! Love the little maple leaf flag charm!

Kris said...

Love this card and the color combinations. Charm is a nice special touch and appreciate the listing of colors used for us beginners in card design.

Courtney Coker said...

Aww I would love to visit Canada! I bet it's a bit cooler up there than it is here in TX! Very pretty card, thanks for sharing it with us!

Sara Henton said...

Your coloring is just fantastic and your card is beautiful

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh this is fabulous Melanie!! Love it!!

Krista said...

OH goodness - FAB-U-LOUS!!! LOVE it Melanie! How cute are you galavanting around Tdot? Awesome card as usual girl!