Saturday, August 24, 2013

Back to School with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Welcome back for another totally fun challenge here at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!! This week our hostess is TANGII!! Her challenge for you this week is BACK TO SCHOOL!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item (with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp) and share it with us here! Get creative! Perhaps someone needs a bookmark or a new notebook for class!! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd LOVE to see your KKS designs. We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN some Kraftin' Kimmie rubbah!!!

I cannot believe that it's almost time for classes to start up again...summer flew by! I decided to make a corner bookmark. For me, reading is a year-long activity to enjoy but I know that reading goes hand in hand with many assignments and projects. I actually made this bookmark for myself even though I'm not the one heading back to class, but these would be super easy to whip up for all the students, teachers or book lovers in your lift. I've always wanted to to try making one of these non-traditional bookmarks and was surprised at how easy they are! This is simply a 5"x5" square of cardstock scored at 2.5" inches on both you end up with a grid of four squares. You simply cut away one of the squares, snip off the corner of the opposite square if desired and then fold the other two remaining squares in so the nestle on top of one other. Add a bit of adhesive and you're done the base. You can always google tutorials for'll find several variations. The design paper is MME. (although I didn't take a picture, I did add paper to the back of the bookmark as well so it's pretty from both sides) I decided to pull out the Bookworm Trinkets which are perfect for making bookmarks! They are just the right size for this project. I stamped the trinket, coloured it with Copics and matted it with Spellbinders Lacey Circles. I love how these bookmarks slip over the corner of your cute! For staging the picture, I pulled out Eldest, a book from one of my favourite series, The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini...gotta love a good dragon tale. ;) 

Here's a close up: 

Don't forget, all our new AUGUST STAMPS are available now!!! We've got so many amazing new Halloween and Fall stamps from each of our artists!! ALSO our new Krafty Kardmaking Kits are available filled with patterned paper, cardstock, card bases, envelopes, twine and lot of fun embellishments!! Be sure to check them out!! AND this week's FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS are up with several of our favourite stamps on 25-50% OFF!! OH YEAH!! We've also got lots of NEW PAPER PADS

Now go ahead and check out the wonderful creations by our Krafty Girls featuring this week's challenge over at the KKS Blog!! If you join us and play along, you could WIN a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp!!! 

Thanks for stopping by!



Sunday, August 18, 2013

Happy Haunting...Kraftin' Kimmie Release Day!!

Well welcome back!! We're so excited! It’s our AUGUST RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists for our Halloween release! We’ve got something for everyone!! We've got TWO WICKED new sets from Nicole.......FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE! and TIME FOR A COFFIN BREAK!! We’ve got TWO sweet new TRICK OR TREATER sets from Cheryl……HEY GHOULFRIEND! and YOU'RE FANG-TASTIC! We have a spoooky but cute new set from Thais Narciso ...... HAPPY HAUNTING! and also artist Rachelle Anne Miller has a trio of awesome new stamps of FABULOUS FALL ! WHEW!!

Not only do we have amazing new rubber stamps for all your fall and Halloween creations.....but we've made your creating even EASIER with our *exclusive* new KRAFTY KARDMAKING KITS!!! And we've also got ADD ON packages, in case you want MORE of the goodies found in your kits!

As always, the Gimmie Kimmie Kits are available for a limited time! These stamp kits are divided by artist and are available at a great discount, so make sure to grab yours while you can!

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our AUGUST Krafty Hop! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of these incredible stamps from the new release!! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are available NOW!

The front of my card features the adorable with from Thais' set, Happy Haunting. In the stamped image, the cat is reaching for a star, but since I fussy cut the image out I though it would be fun to have her reaching for the spider on the design paper. All design paper is from the Chillingsworth collection. The spell book and bat are buttons. 

The inside of the card features more new August stamps. The spider web in the upper corner is also part of the Happy Haunting set. The sentiment and the cauldron are from Time for a Coffin Break...a perfect compliment to the witch on the front of the card. I love how these sets all work so well together! 

Here's the hop list...have fun!!



Saturday, August 17, 2013

PIck of the Patch

Welcome back to day FOUR of our AUGUST Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! The awesome new stamps just keep on comin'!!

We are SO thrilled to share the newest trio of stamps from Rachelle! Let's call the collection......FABULOUS FALL!!! It includes stamps called.... Fall Fun!, I pick YOU! and Pick of the Patch!!!

This week our hostess is DEBORAH!! And her challenge is ANYTHING GOES!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp with no restrictions! Use any sketch, any design, any embellishments because Anything Goes! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd LOVE to see your KKS designs. We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN some NEW Kraftin' Kimmie rubbah!!!

Would you like to know who won the new Happy Haunting stamp set that we previewed yesterday???!! Well, you'll just have to wait until TONIGHT at this month's ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes!!! You can read all the details about how you can join us RIGHT HERE!

All the Krafty Girls listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these sweet new stamps from Rachelle! And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away some stamps!!! You could WIN the new FABULOUS FALL stamps!!!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party tonight!}

So come and hang out with us tonight for all the LIVE action krafty fun at the release party and then come on back here tomorrow to check out the release day blog hop! ALL the new stamps AND our amazing new product, the KRAFTY KARDMAKING KIT, will be available on Saturday night at the KKStamps Shop!!

Here's my card featuring Pick of the Patch...isn't she sweet? I used some fall papers from Simple Stories. The image was coloured with Copics and the sentiment comes with the stamp. 

Here's the list of today's previews: 



Thursday, August 15, 2013

You're Fang-Tastic...a Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!

Welcome back to day two of our AUGUST Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Today we are excited to share TWO supah cute new sets by artist Cheryl Alger just in time for Trick or Treatin'!!! We are sharing samples today featuring.......HEY GHOULFRIEND! and YOU'RE FANG-TASTIC!!

Would you like to know who won the new stamp sets that we previewed yesterday???!! Well, you'll just have to wait until Saturday night at this month's ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes!!! You can read all the details about how you can join us RIGHT HERE!

All the Krafty Girls listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you, so be sure to hop over to each of them! And while you're there, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away one of EACH of the new sets!!! You could WIN one of the new HEY GHOULFRIEND! and YOU'RE FANG-TASTIC! stamp sets!!!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}

Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE fun new stamps we have to share with you! And ALL the new stamps will be available on Saturday night at the KKStamps Shop!!

This young vampire is from the You're Fang-Tastic set, as is the sentiment...isn't he cute?! I used a variety of older papers on the card...I think they are Little Yellow Bicycle and the snippet of red might even be from a Christmas pack of Basic Grey, lol. He was coloured with Copics of course.

Here's the list of the participants in today's sneak peeks: 

Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Halloween Sneak Peeks with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

It's time for Kraftin' Kimmie's AUGUST 2013 RELEASE!!!!! We've been dying to share this month's new STAMPS with you!! We've got SO many exciting things going let's get to it!

We are kicking off the *New* AUGUST Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps previews today and we're SO excited to share these new stamps with you from artist, Nicole Aspinall!!! Today we’d like to introduce you to these spooooooky new sets ….FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE! and TIME FOR A COFFIN BREAK!

These fabulous images are perfect for your Halloween cards, tags and treat bags and you'll see this in the amazing samples today!

We have lots of inspiration from the Krafty Girls and special Krafty Guests, so hop around....and be sure to comment at each and every stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN BOTH of these new SPOOOOOKY sets!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!} You'll find the list at the end of my post. 

OH YES!! We are having another amazing ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! It's happening this SATURDAY evening at our Facebook fan page....and you can get ALL the details HERE!!! ALL the new stamps we're sharing over the next few days will be released on SATURDAY!!

I've combined both sets for my card today. The pumpkin and gravestone are part of From Beyond the Grave. The house and the sentiment are from Time for a Coffin Break. I love how these sets work so well together, and the sentiments with both sets are fantastic! 

Here's the list of Krafty Girls and Guests participating in today's sneak peeks: Thanks for stopping by!



Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Krafty Kardmaking Kits!

Today we're introducing something brand new at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps... the Krafty Kardmaking Kit! The kits have everything you nee to make SIX awesome cards AND have some goodies leftover to whip up some extras!

This month is our Halloween stamp release so the August 2013 kit is spooky and cute!! Kimmie has put together coordinated patterned papers, cardstocks, envelopes, twine and several different types of embellishments. With the August kit, you’ll also receive YOUR CHOICE of one of our gorgeous $8 stamps!! Choose whichever one you like from our many lines and styles of rubber stamps!

Check out what comes in this month's Kit:

- Six 6x6 black cardstock bases (precut and prescored) featuring Bazzill Card Shoppe 100 lb cardstock

- Six 6.5 x 6.5 square white envelopes

- Twelve double sided 6x6 patterned papers – 2 of each of 6 different designs featuring the new Bella Blvd Trick or Treat collection

- 8 6x6 coordinating coloured cardstock sheets (Circus Peanuts, Juicy Pear, Candy Necklace and Gummy Bear) featuring Bazzill Card Shoppe 100 lb Cardstock

- 8 yds of twine (4 yds each of black/orange and white/orange by Maya Road)

- 1 card of coordinating die cut stickers by Bella Blvd

- 1 pkg of black Twinkle Goosebumps by Queen & Co.

- 1 pkg of assorted Spooky Buttons and embellishments

- YOUR CHOICE of $8 Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp!

- Plus an awesome colour handout emailed to you that includes samples and sketches!

Additionally, our Krafty Girl design team have taken ONLY what's found in this kit (plus their own white cardstock, ink and colouring medium) and created SIX amazing card samples for you!!! 

Your Krafty Kit will be shipped in a sturdy box so that your goodies are nice and safe!! The VALUE of each kit is over $32 but our price this month is $25!! shipping in Canada and the US is $12 PLUS when you order the kit, we are offering FREE additional shipping on anything else in the shop that you order at the same time! All your goodies will be shipped together in a box for only $12. 

OH and one last know we love giving stuff away!! Wanna WIN the September 2013 Krafty Kardmaking Kit??!! All you have to do is submit a creation (could be a card, scrapbook page, altered item) using only the supplies from your August kit and submit it on Kimmie's post on the KKS Blog by Friday, September 13th!! Not only that....but if you enter any of our weekly challenges using your Kit supplies, you get an extra entry to WIN!!!

So as Kimmie mentioned, some of the Krafty Girls divided one kit between us to give you examples of what can be made with the contents of your kit. My sample features this adorable witch from the Halloween Lulu set. I distressed the edges of the papers with scissors and black ink. Remember, you can maximize the cardstock by using die cuts in the centre of your matting layers since your design paper will cover up any holes. ;)  The sentiment is a sticker included in the kit as is the cute little kitty button at the bottom of the card. I thought the house design paper was perfect for Lulu to fly over on her broom. :)

Now go ahead, hop around and check out the six gorgeous creations (plus two extras) that the Krafty Girls have designed for ya!! Oh and you just *might* get a peek at one of the new August stamps we'll be releasing this week too!! 



Friday, August 2, 2013

SCACD Digital!

Today SCACD is formally premiering the SCACD Digital site by adding over 35 images designed by Carmen Medlin!!! Carmen's range is fun, fresh as well as elegant and will have something for everyone. Susana has added quite a few never before seen Fab images as well as taken some classic past rubber stamps and turned them into digi for this release. 

Reminder to Our International Friend: As you know, SCACD has stopped the sale of physical items. However, International customers can now purchase SCACD Digital images only!

Joining us today to celebrate this release with the SCACD DT as well as bunch of amazing Guests. If you loose your way check out the Store Blog for the entire list. So if you've been following along, you should have arrived here after visiting with the lovely Crystal.

I've created two cards for today's hop. First up is one of my favourites, Baby Unicorn. I used to collect unicorns when I was younger. For every birthday and Christmas, my mom would always get me a new figurine or some other type of art piece. So I was really excited to have a chance to colour this image!! Digital stamps are super easy to work with. I often just use a word processing program to print them off, but thought I'd try my hand at using photoshop this time. Still pretty easy! Digital images are fantastic because you can resize and/or flip them according to your specific project needs. After printing the image out, it was coloured with my Copics and gave the wings a bit of shimmer with Stardust Stickles.. I used some older paper for this card, but you can check out the selection of paper pads at SCACD HERE. For the upper right corner embellishment, I used the Contempo Compass Statement Corner from Dies by SCACD. I cut it out of kraft cardstock, coloured it with Copics and then added a bit of Stardust Stickles to the star.

For my next card, I used Starry Eyed Owl...owls sure are popular right now! This little guy is super cute. :)  Again, the image was printed out and coloured with Copics. I pulled two more Dies by SCACD for this card, Classic Corners and Uncaged Bird. (I did snip the bird off)

You can find the entire selection of SCACD Digital stamps HERE...and remember, the digital stamps are available for purchase for international customers!! (it's just the physical items which cannot be shipped outside the USA)

Ok, it's now my pleasure to send you off to visit with Susan Dube...I know she will have some fantastic work to share with you. :)

Thanks for joining us!