Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hello Old Friend...It's Been A While!

Good morning blogging friends. I would like to begin today's post remembering the events of ten years ago was one of those days that we will forever remember what we were doing when the news broke of the World Trade Centre attacks. I remember sitting with my daughter on my knee watching the story unfold on the television, at first thinking it was a terrible accident...until the second plane struck the second tower. What a terrible attack that resulted in so much loss...but there were also amazing stories of people coming to the aide of others. My heart continues to go out to those who lost loved ones that tragic day. I cannot imagine the depth of anguish you went through that day...but my prayers are with you for continued healing and peace. Thank you to the men and women who became heroes that all those who helped with the rescue efforts, the clean up, the rebuilding, the healing, the comforting. May we remember those families today in our thoughts and prayers, and may we also remember those who serve to protect our countries each and every day.

This week at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog, our lovely hostess Angie Baker has challenged us to use a "Blast From Your Past"...she wants you to pull out one of your very first Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps to use on your projects this week! I often get so caught up in the excitement of the newest stamps, that some of my older ones will sit uninked for ages...what a great challenge to remind us to show some love to the oldies but goodies!

I am using one of the stamps from Kimmie's very first release...back before I was a Krafty Girl! This stamp completely made me fall in love with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, and with the style of Krafty Artist Annie Rodrigue. This is also the stamp I used on my "audition card" to win a guest spot on Kimmie's team...which ended up becoming a full time (treasured) spot on this wonderful design team. This stamp remains one of my favourites to this day...the ever quirky and oh so adorable "Charlotte"!! I know this stamp is a favourite among many Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps fans and I suspect she might make an appearance in several submissions to this week's Blast From Your Past Challenge. Charlotte was among my very first Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps along with Francesca and Lilith. :)  I pulled out some pretty Fancy Pants papers and coloured Charlotte accordingly. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the border and added some flat-backed pearls. The sentiment is also from an early Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps release, "Everyday Sentiments".

Charlotte was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Neenah cardstock and coloured with Copic markers. I absolutely adore her well-loved dolls and quirky expression...and of course her amazing hair!! She really is so much fun to colour up. The background was sponged with Antique Linen Distress Ink.

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20  Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59  Dress: BG11, BG23, BG49, C5, R17, R27, R46, R59  Dolls: E50, E57, B91, B93, B95, B97, G20, G21, G24, G28, C5, C7, E17

If you join in our challenge this week, you could be the lucky winner of  the stamp seen on Angie's awesome card this week...just make sure to include at least one Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp on your submission.  So have fun taking a walk down memory lane, pull out one of your very first Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and show it some love this week. :) Make sure to pop on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog to see all the "Blast From Your Past" projects by the talented Krafty Girls!!


Canadian Scrapbooker and Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Giveaway: Click HERE to read all the details for your chance to win some Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Krafty Day 2011: Click HERE to read all the details on this second annual event! Last year was so much fun, and we'd love to have you join us this year...register soon to take advantage of "early bird" prices and secure your spot!

Frugal Fridays: Click HERE to see the weekly'll have until Sunday evening to scoop up this week's selection of discounted stamps! (all priced at 40-50% off!)

Back To School Special: Can we interest you in a GIFT with purchase??? With every order over $25 (before shipping and taxes), you will receive one FREE Steven Leary stamp!! This special will run from September 9th to September 16th.

September 2011 Release: Can you believe it's right around the corner?? Stay tuned to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog as sneak peeks start next Thursday!! Each day, you'll find a list of links to the Krafty Girls who have sneak peeks to share on the KKS Blog. The previews will continue through until the official release day on Sunday September 18th when we'll have a fun blog hop to celebrate!! (and if you've joined in the fun of the sneak peeks of previous releases, you'll know that Kimmie often has some blog candy up for grabs!!)

Well, that's it for me today! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for stopping by today. :)



Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Charlotte" and "Everyday Sentiments"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers, Distress Ink
Paper: Neenah, Bazzill, Fancy Pants
Embellishments: flat backed pearls


Tracey said...

Love Charlotte!! And your card is amazing Melanie!!

Victoria said...

Stunningly beautiful work, but I always adore your work.
Still shocks me to see those 9/11 footage to this day we will never forget

Creations by Shirl said...

Such pretty coloring Melanie!
Luv your layout too....