Sunday, November 20, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps November 2011 Release Day Blog Hop!!

Good morning and welcome to the release day blog hop for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! This month's release includes the adorable "Snips and Snails" set by Cheryl Alger, two fun sets by Emilie Goulet for all the dog lovers called "Canine Capers 1 & 2" (sold separately) and six incredible new Gothic girls by Annie Rodrigue. Oh, and Kimmie is also releasing the "Best Friends" stamp that was designed by Annie Rodrigue as the commemorative stamp from Krafty Day 2011!

The hop begins over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog where you will find a complete list of all participants. If you've been following along, you will have arrived here after visiting with Krafty Girl Carole Burrage...not only is Carole ridiculously talented, but her witty sense of humour never fails to leave me in stitches. :)  Oh, and while you're hopping around, make sure to leave comments as Kimmie will be drawing a couple of lucky winners who will win packages of some of the new November stamps!

For my card today, I inked up "Wednesday", one of the new Gothic Girls by Annie Rodrigue...isn't she fantastic?? Nothing sweeter than a little girl playing with her dolls...even when said girl has stitched an "X" over her doll's mouth! lol  Annie's Gothic Girls combine just the right amount of cute with edgy...love her style so much! I used some papers from my scrap bin...I believe the green polka-dotted paper is from MME, and I'm not sure where the flowered paper is from. All paper edges were sponged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and I added a few dollar store pearls. The decorative border was created with a Martha Steward punch.


Wednesday was stamped on Neenah cardstcock with Memento Ink and coloured with Copics.


Skin: E000, E00, E11, R22  Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59  Clothes: G20, YG00, YG91, YG95, G99, R22, R27, R46, E59, C5, C7


On the inside of my card, I used the one of two sentiments that come with Wednesday:


(She also comes with the sentiment "Come Play With Me!".)

I already posted the following card back in October on Krafty Day, but thought I'd post it again since the "Best Friends" stamp is now availble to purchase:


After you finish hopping today, make sure to visit the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Online Store where all of the new November stamps are now available for purchase. (make sure to check out the Gimmie Kimmie Kits !)

Ok, it's now my extreme pleasure to send you off to visit with one of our incredible Krafty Artists, Emilie Goulet!! Emilie has been such a fantastic addition to the Kraftin' Kimmie artistic team, and her dog images this month are just brilliant!

Happy hopping and happy shopping. :)  (and don't forget to leave those comments along the way for your chance to win some new stamps!)

Blessings,

Melanie

32 comments:

Sharon Caudle said...

I know you're probably SO tired of hearing me say it, but I SOOOOOO want to be like you when I grow up! LMBO!!! You are SUCH an amazing inspiration, Melanie! Love, love, LOOOOOOVE your work!!!!
hugs, Sharon

Mary J said...

Both so amazing Melanie! Your colouring always takes my breath away! Love the layouts too!

Brigitte said...

WOW, I LOVE your card!!! I can't say it enough, I think that you're one of the most talented person!!! Your colouring is always perfect!
Brigitte

Karen R (ON/CA) said...

Your colouring is so rich and vibrant! I'm in awe!
Always look forward to viewing your cards. You inspire me to do better with colour. Thank you.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

I am sooo in awe of your coloring, Melanie. I swear, I'm going to come up to Canada one of these days just to sit and watch how you do it! You never cease to amaze. *sigh!* :)

Michelle Galloway said...

Great looking cards Melanie, thanks for sharing your colour choices!

~Teri~ said...

Love the colour combos!

Mary said...

wow!!! Your coloring is FANTASTIC!

Kimberly said...

Beautiful, beautiful card....your coloring skills are wicked...tfs
www.justwordz.ca

mackbrad said...

Wow your coloring in the first card - makes the dress look like satin!

Nadja said...

Your card is as always stunning. You have a way of putting such richness in your coloring. Love, love, love it!!!!

jan farnworth said...

wonderfully sweet cards.

Shazza said...

wow, wow, wow Melanie, your colouring always amazies me, you achieve such depth!!
Beautiful cards x

Tracey said...

Amazing cards Melanie!! Your talent is awesome!!

Marilyn said...

Absolutely stunning! Your work and coloring just blows me away! I always think of velvet when I see your beautifully colored images...so rich and so much depth!

Hanneke said...

Both cards look great! I love the stamps and sentiments! Love the way you colored the images. I am gonna hop along now on the blog hop. Hugs, Hanneke

Jenny said...

You blow me away!!!! I want to come and have a colouring lesson from you!!!!! Even my hubby is wowed! And you are a pretty big deal! Your name came up in my Stamping Group the other day!! A few of us recognized your name....actually, it went something like this 'have you ever seen Melanie-somthings colouring'....and then me SCREAMING 'Melanie Holtz!!!!!!!!!!', and a bunch others nodding and sighing;) Pretty funny!!!

miatagal said...

Melanie,

Your cards are always so beautifully done; fabulous colouring and stunning layouts. Amazing creativity.

Barb O.

Miss Sue said...

What a beautiful job of coloring! Your cards are amazing! Thanks for the blog hop!

Heike said...

Wow, your card is amazing, love all the beautiful Details. The new images are all amazing.

Hugs
Heike

Sparkly Engineer said...

Your coloring is just superb. I am just amazed at how beautiful it is.

Sparkly Engineer said...

Your coloring is superb. I just love looking at it.

Manon said...

Wow! Amazing cards! Faboulus coloring!

kimberly said...

love the best friend stampl... beautiful work!!!
tfs - leokc34 at gmail dot com

Linda Carson said...

Outstanding artwork! Truly creative, inspirational, beautifully colored and designed! That should cover your amazing talent!

Heidi Brawley said...

Both your cards are amazing!
Hugs, Heidi

zehra said...

What lovelyc
Coloring, the second image is awesome

fairyrocks said...

LOVE your green and reds. The little dress looks like velvet. Awesome card works.I am wild about the newest Goth Girls!!
Keep smiling and creating

Krista said...

GORGEOUS card as always girl! I could sit and stare, drool, oogle and awe over your work all day long...oh if there were only more hours in a day! Love this!
Hugs, K

Elise said...

Wow, your coloring on her dress is amazing! And I love the colors you used.

Katarina said...

Absolutely love your colouring. The first card is so pretty.

fredalexmom said...

Wow. That dress colouring is fabulous. It looks so real.