Friday, April 28, 2017

Alice in Wonderland...a Krafin' Kimmie Komeback Stamp!

We have a fantastic surprise for you at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps today....it's time for another Krafty Komeback! 

As you know, Kimmie made the switch from rubber to clear stamps a couple of years ago, so many of our old beloved stamps are no longer available. However, Kimmie has decided to re-release some of your favourites as new clear stamp sets! Today marks the return of...


This gorgeous stamp was drawn by krafty artist Annie Rodrigue. She is so much fun to colour, especially for those of us who love pleats and hair! Alice is perfect for so many occasions. The Krafty Krew has been busy creating projects featuring this Komeback stamp...the complete list of blogs will be at the bottom of my post. When you're done hopping around, make sure to head over to the KKS shop where Alice is now available for purchase!

I stamped Alice in Memento Desert Sand ink and coloured her with Copics. I also added a bit of additional shading with coloured pencils. I absolutely LOVE this sentiment that comes with the set!


Here's a look at the full stamp set:

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It's also Frugal Friday today! Four fabulous stamp sets are on sale for 40% off for the weekend while supplies last!

Additionally, Kimmie is having a Live Rubber Party on Sunday! Join us at the Krafty Friends Facebook page for a chance to purchase some of the older retired rubber stamp sets...you won't want to miss it! Hope to see you there at 2:00 pm EST.

Here's the hop list for today:

Blessings,

Melanie

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sandy Toes...a Kraftin' Kimmie Skrappy Challenge!

Welcome to another SKRAPPY challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

You can create anything for this challenge as long as it's NOT a card!!! Calendars, bookmarks, pocket pages, traditional scrap pages, holiday gifts, planner pages, tags... you get the picture! You will have a whole month to play along and you can play as many times as you like! Here are a few things to remember...
  1. The theme is ANYTHING GOES
  2. Create ANYthing...JUST NOT A CARD
  3. MUST be a NEW creation (created on or after this post date)
  4. MUST use Kraftin Kimmie stamps to be entered in to the drawing
  5. PRIZES?!? Of course there are prizes!! Once we've reached 5 entries, we draw a random winner (at the close of the challenge)!
  6. You have until Monday, May 22nd @ 12:00 pm EST to submit your entries 
  7. Be sure to also share your creations on our Krafty Friends FB page!


I created a tag using one of the stamps from the Sandy Toes clear stamp set...I actually coloured this image during one of our live colour alongs over at the FB group! Her towel was paper-pieced with some design paper. During the video, I had shared how to add shading to your paper-pieced components to make sure they have as much depth and dimension as the rest of your image. 



Hope you play along!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Thank you for your kindness...a Kraftin' Kimmie challenge!

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie StampsOur challenge this week is FLOWERS...incorporate them any way you want! They can be part of your stamp, in your design paper or added as embellishments. 

We absolutely LOVE seeing your work, so make sure to submit for a chance to WIN! We will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card to the KKS shop...you can enter as many times per month as you'd like. Also, make sure to check out our weekly Wonderful Wednesday challenges as well as our monthly Krafty Scrappy Challenge. You can upload all submissions at the KKS blog

Krafty FYI items: 

If you haven't ordered the new April stamps, make sure to check them out at the KKS shop ! 

Have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends Facebook group? It's the best place to keep up with all the latest Krafty news...it's also a wonderful place to share your creations and get inspired by other Krafty Friends' projects! 

Frugal Friday Specials are up...the sale ends on Sunday (or while supplies last)!

In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a Sketch. You can find it on the KKS blogThe sketch will last all month long and if you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! 

KKS is definitely known and loved for our amazing images to colour, but we also have some awesome sentiment sets! These sets can be combined with a coloured image, or used as a focal point on projects. I chose to make a quick CAS card using our Sincere Thanks sentiment set. I combined two of the sentiments and stamped them with Versafine ink. The paper edges were all antiqued with distress ink. I layered two flowers and added a few pearls to finish it off. You could easily use this set to whip up a bunch of tags or little note cards...we actually used this set in our make and takes at Scrapfest a couple of weeks ago. There are so many possibilities! 


Hope you plan to play along...thanks for stopping by!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Snow White...April 2017 Release Blog Hop with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Welcome to the April 2017 Release Blog Hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Over the past week, we've shared sneak peeks featuring all the new April 2017 stamps that are now available for purchase in the shop. The release includes:

  1. Cinderella by Annie Rodrigue
  2. Snow White by Annie Rodrigue
  3. Rainy Day Lulu by Cheryl Grant
  4. Puddle Pals by Emilie Goulet

You'll see all these gorgeous stamps in action today as you hop around to visit our blogs (the list is at the bottom of my post). After you are done, make sure to stop at the KKS shop where all the new stamps are available for purchase!

If you "need" it all, make sure to check out the April Gimmie Kimmie's Kit...it includes the entire release at a discounted price, but only for a limited time!

There's also the Super Secret Krafty Klub! If you order, you will receive a stamp from the upcoming June  release before it is available to the general public! (For example, those who ordered a previous Klub stamp received Snow White) Your clues are: 1) the artist is Emilie Goulet, and 2) the theme is beach. You only have until tomorrow to order, so act fast. ;)

My card today features the lovely Snow White by Annie...I love this little scene with the forest animals! I stamped in her Memento Desert Sand ink on Neenah. She was coloured with  Copics...additional shading was added with Polychromos coloured pencils. The sentiment is part of the set.



Here's a look at the full stamp set:

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All the Krafty Krew and Guests listed below are participating in today's hop...make sure to pop around to see what they created featuring the April stamps!


Thanks for visiting,

Blessings,

Melanie

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Puddle Pals...a Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek

Welcome to Day 4 of the APRIL Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! Today we are introducing our final set called PUDDLE PALS by artist Emilie Goulet. This sweet set features two main images of some super adorable woodland creatures in the rain! It also comes with two coordinating sentiments.

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Our live online RELEASE PARTY is this afternoon at 2pm EST on Facebook...make sure to join in the fun! The April stamps will be available for purchase at the KKS shop after the party! 

It's also challenge day and our hostess is Krafty Girl, Jammie! And as always during release week, the challenge is ANYTHING GOES, so create a card, scrapbook page or altered item. You can use any stamp, but if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp you'll double your chances to WIN!! Use any sketch, any design, any embellishments because Anything Goes! Make sure to submit your project and then share it on our FB group...we LOVE to see your KKS designs. You have a week to play with this challenge and at the end of the month, we'll announce a WINNER from all of the weekly challenges for April who will WIN a $20 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING from the KKS shop.

I created a simple notecard featuring the adorable mouse from PUDDLE PALS...he was stamped in Desert Sand ink on Neenah and coloured with Copics. I added some additional shading with Polychromos coloured pencils. The sentiment comes with the set. 


Here's the full set: 

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All of the Krafty Krew and Guests listed below have beautiful designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps! While you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away a gift voucher to spend at the shop! There will be one winner from all the comments this week and it will be announced at the party today. 

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings,

Melanie

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Cinderella on Canvas...a Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!



Welcome to Day TWO of our April Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...we have another gorgeous fairytale princess to share with you today by artist Annie Rodrigue... CINDERELLA!

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This is such a magical image featuring the sweet princess and her gorgeous ball gown, and the set comes with three fabulous sentiments!

At the end of my post, you'll find links to all the Krafty Team and Guests who have creations to share with you today featuring the CINDERELLA stamp set! You'll see her in so many different colours and scenes. Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! The winner will be announced at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday at 2pm EST, so be sure to join us for all the krafty fun!

I've been on a bit of a canvas kick lately and I couldn't pass up the chance to create another featuring Cinderella. I started with an inexpensive canvas board and painted a black background. I then created a galaxy sky with blue, purple, pink, orange and white. All paints used were Liquitex Basics. I then flicked some white paint over the sky to create little stars and loosely added some dark green as grass. Cinderella was stamped in Memento Desert Sand on Neenah paper and coloured with Copics. I added the magic swirls in with white coloured pencil and highlighted the spell with a white Sharpie paint pen. (This technique is similar to one Zoe from Make It Crafty demonstrated a while back on facebook...love her colouring!) After fussy cutting her out, I placed the image on the canvas and sketched out where the magic swirls would extend past her dress. I removed the image and painted the swirls with watered down acrylic paint to match those created with the pencil and applied the highlights with the Sharpie pen. Cinderella was then adhered to the canvas board. I also added some pumpkins from our Harvest Blessings clear stamp set. (Love finding ways to combine our various sets!) The flourishes were cut with an MFT die while the bottom corner embellishment is an SCACD die. Finally, I painted a chipboard clock with silver and distressed it with black ink as a finishing touch.


Here's a shot of the full stamp set: 

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As promised, here's the list for today: 

Thanks for visiting, 

Blessings! 

Melanie

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Brigitte...Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps





Welcome to another Wonderful Wednesday Challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! As always, the theme is ANYTHING GOES. You can submit your creation at the KKS challenge blog...it can be any project in any theme as long as it's a NEW creation. At the end of the month, Kimmie will draw one lucky winner from all the April submissions...the prize is a gift card to the KKS shop!

My card features the newly re-released Brigitte! She was originally released several years ago...Kimmie has brought her back by popular demand as a new clear stamp set! She's such a great image to use for cards and projects for those who deserve a little pampering! I stamped her in Memento Desert Sand and coloured her with Copics. I added some stardust stickles to the bath bubbles for just a little bling. The sentiment comes with the set.



If you are in need of a little kickstart for your mojo, you can use our April sketch. If you use it in any challenge this month, you will get an extra chance to win the monthly gift card!

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Thanks for visiting!

Blessings,

Melanie

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Bird Canvas...a Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday Challenge!





Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

We absolutely LOVE seeing your Krafty creations, so make sure to submit for a chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop!! We will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card to the KKS shop...you can enter as many times per month as you'd like!! Also, make sure to check out our weekly Wonderful Wednesday challenges as well as our monthly Krafty Scrappy Challenge. You can upload all submissions at the KKS blog

Let's take care of a few FYI items first! 

Have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends Facebook group? It's the best place to keep up with all the latest Krafty news...it's also a wonderful place to share your creations and get inspired by other Krafty Friends' projects! I love our warm and inviting community...everybody is so encouraging! 

Frugal Friday Specials are up...4 super cute sets are 40% off! The sale ends on Sunday (or while supplies last)... Happy Shopping!

In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a Sketch. The sketch will last all month long and if you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if ya need it!


This week's theme is CLOUDS. When looking through my KKS stamp sets, I decided to use the little bird from the Hoppy Friends set released this month. I love that the smaller accessory stamps from the sets can be used to create scenes or even as the focal image for smaller projects. I pulled out a 3x5 canvas board and painted a sky background with my Liquitex Basics acrylic paints. I then painted a tree for the bird to perch on. The bird was stamped on Neenah cardstock in Memento Desert Sand Ink. I first coloured with Copics and then added additional shading with my Polychromos coloured pencils. The bird was fussy cut and adhered to the canvas. 


Here's a peek at the full Hoppy Friends set: 


For more inspiration, hop on over the the KKS blog to see what the Krafty Krew and our lovely guests have created this week. Then pull out your KKS stamps and create a card, scrapbook page or altered item and incorporate clouds into your design!! You will have until March 31st at 11:55 pm EST to submit your entries!

Thanks for visiting

Blessings, 

Melanie

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Somebunny Loves You...Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

It's Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...as always the theme is ANYTHING GOES!

Your submission can use ANY stamp and can be any theme, any style, any design and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item...whatever you want to create! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on the KKS blog until March 31st at midnight. At the end of the month one random winner will be chosen from all the submissions for the whole month and will receive a $20 Gift Card to the KKS shop!

In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a Sketch. If you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch, but it's always helpful in case your mojo needs a little kick start. ;)


I used the Hoppy Friends set for my card today. I stamped the bunny on watercolour paper in memento Desert Sand and coloured her with Faber Castell Polychromos coloured pencils blended with Gamsol. The background was done using Derwent Inktense Blocks applied with a paintbrush. The sentiment is part of the set. 



Hope you plan to play along!

Thanks for stopping by. :)

Blessings, 

Melanie

Sunday, March 12, 2017

March 2017 Kraftin' Kimmie Release Blog Hop

Welcome to our blog hop to celebrate the March 2017 release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

The full release is now available at the KKS Shop: 
  1. Tweetie Pies by Emilie Goulet
  2. Darling Dragons by Becky Pearce
  3. Adventure Mom by Annie Rodrigue
  4. Forest Background by Annie Rodrigue
  5. Blessings of Peace by Cheryl Grant
  6. Hoppy Friends by Cheryl Grant
For those stampers who want the entire release, check out the Gimmie Kimmies Kit which includes all 6 stamps at a discount, but only for a limited time! 

Oh, and the next SUPER SECRET KRAFTY KLUB set is also available for pre-order. Kimmie is giving two clues for this set: 1) It's by Cheryl Grant, and 2) the theme is outdoors! The set is only available to order until March 15th, so make sure to place your order quickly!

On today's hop, you'll get to see all six sets featured in projects by the Krafty Krew and our lovely guests. I'll include the full list at the bottom of my post. 

My card features one of the lovely spring girls from the Tweetie Pies set by Emilie Goulet. 


I stamped her in Memento Desert Sand and coloured her with Copics. The background paper is all by Doodle Bug and the flourishes were cut with dies from Memory Box and MFT. 



Here's a look at the full set: 


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As promised, here's the hop list:


Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Hoppy Friends...our final March Sneak Peek at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Welcome the final day of our March Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Today's previews are combined with our weekly Saturday challenge...as always, during release week our theme is ANYTHING GOES! That makes it really easy to play along this week ;). You have one week to play along and upload your project at the KKS Blog, you'll be entered to win the monthly draw for a krafty shop gift certificate! 

Today we are introducing an adorable new set by Cheryl Grant called HOPPY FRIENDS! It includes two adorable fluffy bunny images plus five coordinating sentiments. 


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At the end of my post, you'll find the complete hop list for today's sneak peeks. Make sure to leave a comment at each blog because Kimmie will be drawing one lucky winner from all the commenters! The winner will be announced at our LIVE Online Release Party today at 11 am EST...come hang out with us while we take another look at the amazing new March stamps! Our parties are always a blast...hope you plan to attend!

My card today features one of the bunnies from Hoppy Friends...I stamped him in Memento Desert Sand on kraft cardstock and coloured him with my Polychromos coloured pencils blended with Gamsol. I also used one of the sentiments included in the set. 


Here's a look at the full stamp set:

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Time to visit the rest of the Krafty Krew and Krafty Guests who have sneak peeks to share today!


Thanks for visiting. 

Blessings, 

Melanie

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Adventure Mom and Forest Background...a Kraftin' Kimmie Preview!

Welcome to Day THREE of our March Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
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Today we are sharing TWO amazing new stamp sets by Krafty artist Annie Rodrigue! 
First is ADVENTURE MOM, a fabulous stamp set featuring today's active momma with her new little bundle of joy! 
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Second is the fabulous FOREST BACKGROUND stamp set! This stamp is so versatile and will pair perfectly with so many of your KK stamps. It can also be used on it's own as the focal image for projects. 
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The LIVE Online Release Party is planned for this Saturday morning at 11 am EST, We'll be checking out ALL SIX new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of springtime fun!

The full hop list for today's sneak peeks can be found at the end of my post. Make sure to leave comments at every blog because one lucky commenter will WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop...the winner will be announced at the release party. ;)

I decided to work on a canvas for today's sneak peek. I started by painting in a sky and blocking in the ground on the canvas board with Liquitex Basics acrylic paints. Next, I stamped the Forest Background stamp directly on the canvas and painted the scene in acrylics. I then stamped Adventure Mom on Neenah cardstock and coloured her with Copic markers. I used my Cutterbee scissors to fussy cut the coloured image and then adhered her to the canvas.



Here's the hop list for today: 


Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Tweetie Pies...A Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!

Welcome to Day ONE of the March Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Today we're introducing a super sweet set of lovely ladies from artist Emilie Goulet called TWEETIE PIES! Now, some of you have seen this set already because it was the Super Secret Krafty Klub stamp set for January...those who preordered it already have it in their inky little fingers! The set features two main spring themed images plus four fabulous coordinating sentiments!

Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday morning at 11am EST! We'll be checking out all SIX new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!

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All of the Krafty Krew design team members and Krafty Guests listed at the end of my post have sneak peeks to share with you today featuring the TWEETIE PIES stamp set. Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! The winner will be announced at the release party, so make sure to attend!

Here's my card featuring one of the beautiful spring girls from Tweetie Pies...I just love Emilie's sweet characters! I stamped her on Neenah cardstock, coloured her with Copics and fussy cut the image with my cutterbee scissors. I also used some of the patterned paper to paper-piece her dress. I added some shading to the patterned paper with my Copics before adhering it to the image. The sweet sentiment comes with the set. 



Here's a look at the full Tweetie Pies set: 

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As promised, here's the sneak peek list for today: 

Thanks for visiting! 

Blessings, 

Melanie

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Mermaid Mixed Media Canvas...a KKS Skrappy Challenge!

Time for another Skrappy Challenge with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

For many stampers, our comfort zone is creating cards...I definitely fit in that category!! Our Skrappy challenges are designed to get you thinking outside that box...they are a chance to show the versatility of our Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

For this challenge, you can create and submit any project, as long as it's NOT a card!!! There are so many possibilities...calendar pages, bookmarks, pocket pages, traditional scrap pages, holiday gifts, planner pages, tags...the possibilities are endless! You have an entire month to play along and you can play as many times as you like! Here are the rules: 

1. The theme is Anything Goes...the only restriction is NO CARDS!
2. Your submission must be NEW...created on or after this post date...submit at the KKS challenge blog
3. You must use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp to be eligible for the prize drawing
4. You have a month to play, enter as many times as you'd like! The deadline is Monday, March 20th at 12:00 EST.
5. PRIZE: Once we've reached at least 5 entries, we will draw a random winner at the close of the challenge.
6. Be sure to share your creations on our Krafty Friends FB page!

I decided to pull out a canvas and acrylic paints to create a mixed media piece. I used Treena Twinkles (this is the image I coloured  with Copics during my first Live video on the KKS FB page). The canvas was prepped by adhering torn dictionary pages with Mod Podge. I ended up applying the paint a bit heavier than intially intended, so the only spot you can really see the text peeking through is the upper right hand corner. Most of the paint used on this project was Liquitex Basics. After painting the "water," a damask pattern was added using a stencil. To create an environment for Treena, I painted some coral and rocks on the ocean floor. I actually underestimated the size of the stamp and basically wasted time painting details on some coral and the big rock in the middle. Definitely should have mapped that out better! However, it gave me a chance to practice with acrylics...it's been a very long time since I painted! Treena was adhered to the canvas with Mod Podge. The seashells are from the dollar store. To balance off the content-heavy base of the canvas, I added a chipboard flourish from Make it Crafty (painted with the same acrylic paints) to the top. Pearls, a starfish charm and a few touches of gold paint finished it off. 



Here's a shot of the canvas before I added Treena and the embellishments. Some of the details in the painted elements were clearer in this picture. I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this process...I look forward to experimenting with more canvases in the future! 


Hope you plan to play along! 

Thanks for visiting...blessings!

Melanie

Friday, February 24, 2017

Angie...a Kraftin' Kimmie Krafty Komeback!!

As you know, many of our beloved KKS rubber stamp sets have long retired and are no longer available for purchase. We've decided to switch some things up and re-release a few of your faves in our new clear stamps! 

This Komeback features a stamp I know you will love!! How many of us need our coffee in the morning before our feet even hit the floor??? Allow us to re-introduce ANGIE!!!


Long-time KKS fans might remember this sassy lady...the brand new sentiments are too funny and match Angie's attitude perfectly!! Krafty Artist Annie Rodrigue has tweaked her image a little to give her a 2017 flare!

The Krafty Krew design team members and guests listed at the end of my post have created some fabulous creations to inspire you...be sure to hop around and visit everybody's blogs! After you are done, hop on over to the KKS Shop because ANGIE is now available for purchase!!!

This weekend will also be your last chance to scoop up the February Gimme Kimmies Kit with ALL our NEW Release stamp sets together at a discount!

It's also Frugal Friday and we've got FOUR of our fabulous sets on SALE for 40% OFF! This sale runs only for the weekend and only while supplies last, so be sure to order quickly!

Here's my card featuring ANGIE from the brand new clear stamp set...I absolutely LOVE her! I do enjoy my coffee in the mornings...and how fabulous are those mornings that you can just kick back and relax in your jammies without rushing out the door?! Angie comes with some fantastic new sentiments...I didn't use one here because my design paper already included some text. Angie was stamped in Memento Desert Sand and coloured with Copics. 


My layout was inspired by our February Sketch...I just rotated it and replaced the flags with buttons. ;) If you use this sketch in any submission to our February challenges, you'll have an extra chance to win this month's KKS gift card!



Here's the hop list for today: 

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Just Chill...Wonderful Wednesday Challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps



Welcome to another Wonderful Wednesday challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...as always, the theme is Anything Goes. So grab your KK stamps and let your creativity run wild! :) Use ANY stamp in any theme, any style, any design and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item....you name it! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on the KKS challenge blog until February 28th at midnight. At the end of the month one random winner will be chosen from all the submissions for the whole month and will receive a $20 Gift Card to the shop! 


If your mojo is in need of a little kick-start, you can use our February Sketch...if you use it in any challenge this month, you'll get an extra chance to win the monthly KKS shop gift card!

Before I share my card this week, I wanted to remind you that every Monday one member of the Krafty Krew hosts a colour-along on our Facebook group. Some videos are live, while others are pre-recorded. Kimmie posts the stamp set and colours used in advance so you can prepare to play along. No need to worry if you don't already own the stamp to be used...you can always use ANY image to practice the techniques covered in the video! If you happen to miss a colour-along, you can also always go back to view them in the VIDEOS section of the FB Group. I just hosted the colour-along this past Monday featuring the Sandy Toes stamp set coloured in the no-lines style! 

Here's my WW card featuring the Buddy Bears stamp set...the sentiment is included in the set. I coloured the image with Copics. 



Hope you plan to play along!

Thanks for visiting. :)

Blessings, 

Melanie

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Thanks for your Service...a Kraftin' Kimmie Weekly Challenge!

Welcome to our weekly challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! 


Let's take care a few news items first!
  1. KKS FACEBOOK GROUP: Have you joined??!! This is the place to hang out with Kimmie, the DT and KKS fans from all over the globe! Share your creations here, chat with other card makers, watch video tutorials, and just plain have fun! Click the link above...it's a great way to keep on top of the latest KKS news! 
  2. FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS: are up in the shop...just click the link to see what's on sale this week!
  3. MONTHLY SKETCH: Feel free to use it to give your mojo a little kick-start! Each sketch is up for an entire month. If you use it in any Challenge or Wonderful Wednesday submission, you'll get an additional chance to a KKS gift card! 
  4. FEBRUARY RELEASE: if you haven't ordered yet, pop on over to the shop to do so! If you want the entire release, check out the Gimmie Kimmie Kit for this month! 

Ok...now on to our challenge! This week's hostess is the lovely Danielle. She is giving you three options for this challenge: 
  1. Use the February Sketch! (see above)
  2. Winter Colours: use dark blue, light blue and silver or grey!
  3. Combine the sketch and the colour scheme! 

If you play along, you'll have a chance to win! We will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card to the KKS shop! You can enter as many times per month as you'd like!! You will have until February 24th at 11:55 pm EST to submit at the challenge blog

I decided to use Danielle's colour scheme. I inked up the dapper police officer from the newly released You're My Hero stamp set and combined it with a sentiment from the Sincere Thanks set. The image was stamped in Memento Desert Sand Ink and coloured with Copics. I added a bit of additional shading with some Polychromos coloured pencils. 


Hope you plan to play along! 

Blessings, 

Melanie