Sunday, March 17, 2013

Melaina-Release Day at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Welcome to the release day blog hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of amazing new stamps from all our artists! We've got two sweet new sets with the kiddos from Cheryl Alger........DOWN ON THE FARM and FAIRY FRIENDS!! We also have a fun new set from Emilie Goulet called PRETTY LITTLE PIXIES! And of course we have an amazing new set of SIX awesome stamps in our SASSY SPRITES collection with a coordinating FABULOUS FRAMES set and they are simply A-mazing!
Oh, and don't forget the two new sets of TRINKETS ...... SPRING TRINKETS and FAIRY TRINKETS!!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our March 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 hopping, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Shop, because ALL the new images are NOW available! 

And of course, as always, we have our Gimme Kimmies Kits available for those of you who ‘need it all’!! The stamps are grouped together by artist and are available at a discount, but only for a limited time!!

I've used one of the gorgeous Sassy Sprites for my card today. This is Melaina. I used some paper from my scrap bin...pretty sure it's Theresa Collins. The image was cut out and matted with Spellbinders. The corners are Classic Corner Dies by SCACD.

Melaina was coloured with Copics. It's not showing in the picture, but I gave her wings a coat of Smooch Illuminate for a subtle shimmer.

Skin: E000, E00, E11, RV95  Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59, BV29  Dress: C3, C5, C7, 100  Wings: C00, C1, C3, C5, V91, V93, RV000

On the inside of my card, I used one of the new Fabulous Frames. This set of two frames includes several sentiments including the one used here.

Here's the list for today's hop:

The Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp shop now carries a selection of 6x6 paper pads!!! We are happy to offer these to our Canadian customers at regular shipping prices but due to the extra weight of the paper, if there are any International/US customers that would also like to take advantage of the paper pads, please email us for a quote on the extra shipping costs involved! We've got lots of new ones in and even a few ON SALE!! 

**Who likes FREE? Well, the FIRST 30 orders of $30 or more before shipping and taxes, will receive a FREE package of 20 yards of assorted TWINE! Just an extra special gift for our extra special customers!!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Saturday, March 16, 2013


Welcome back to Day FOUR of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps March previews!!!  Are you wondering which lucky random commenter won from yesterday's previews?? ALL the winners of this week will be announced at the LIVE online RELEASE PARTY TONIGHT!!! Go HERE to get all the details!!!

So are you here for a new challenge or are you here to check out some more brand new stamps for MARCH 2013???? Well, not to worry! We've got BOTH!! Not only do we have a new weekly challenge but we also have SIX new AWESOME stamps AND a new coordinating SET!!! 

Today we have a FABULOUS collection called...... SASSY SPRITES!!! Also we have an incredible coordinating set of FABULOUS FRAMES that can be used on their own or with ANY of your stamps! There are so many ways to use them and the set comes with TEN phrases and sentiments!!
Today, we are sharing projects featuring these new sprites: Ivy, Isadora, Melaina, Naida, Rayne and Tatiana!! It's another incredibly fun release!! You will love it! There are lots of amazing creations on today's hop in combination with this week's challenge!! The lovely ALICE is our hostess this week and her challenge is ANYTHING GOES!! We want EVERYONE to play along and have a chance to win the new ISADORA, as featured on Alice's gorgeous creation!! We really hope you are inspired by this week's challenge and share your inky creations!!! We SO enjoy seeing your beautiful designs inspired by our challenges!

We've had a bit of a crazy week here in the Holtz household, and so I was running a bit short on my krafty time. I wasn't able to finish a complete card for today's challenge. However, I wanted to share the image I coloured up. I love these sprites, and have been so excited to colour them up! I'm sharing the gorgeous Tatiana today. And how much are you loving that frame?? That is one of the two designs in the Fabulous Frames set...I'll be using the second one on tomorrow's card. What a fantastic way to showcase your favourite image. I added a bit of stickles to her wings, although it's not really showing up in the picture.

Skin: E000, E00, E11, RV95  Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59  Dress: YG00, G20, G82, G85, G99, BG95, C5, C7, BV29  Gloves: B91, B93, B95, B97, C7, BV29  Wings: E42, E43, G20, B91, blender  Mirror reflection: E000, E31, E33, BG70, C00, blender  Background: E50, E31, E33, YR31, blender Mirror Frame: C00, C3, C5  Frame: C00, C3, C5, C7

Below you will find all the Krafty Girls and Guests who have goodies to show you today and while you're visiting their blogs, be sure to leave some love at each stop because TWO lucky stampers are each going to WIN a package of today's stamps!! Woohoo!!!

ALL of our MARCH stamps will be available TONIGHT at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! We'll be celebrating tonight at our ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!! It's over at our KKS Facebook fan page! Join us for all the fun!! You can find more details HERE!! 

OH and here's something exciting!!! The FIRST 30 orders of $30 or more after the new stamps are released tonight AT 7:30pm EST will each receive a package of 20 YARDS of assorted coloured TWINE for FREE with their order!!! Just 'cause we loves ya!!

Hope to see you tonight at the party, and tomorrow for our release day blog hop!

Thanks for joining us. :)



Friday, March 15, 2013

Blank Canvas Collection #2: Release day at SCACD!!

Good morning crafty friends and welcome to our release day blog hop with Susana's Custom Art and Card Design!!

We are introducing you to a fantastic new collection of stamps! Here's a word from Susana about these fantastic new images:

Following on from the fantastic Blank Canvas Collection, we are excited to present the SCACD Blank Canvas Collection #2. Building on the original release (recently featured in Craft Stamper Magazine), this new collection will take you on further creative adventures as you mix and match the stamps and use a variety of techniques. Perfect for beginners and seasoned mixed media enthusiasts alike, these stamps will grace cards and papercrafting projects as beautifully as they will altered canvases and other mixed media projects.

There is a set of beautiful female figures called The Mixed Media Blank Canvas Collection #2. These gorgeous stamps are available as the entire set or as pairs. When purchasing the stamps as a complete set, you will also receive a bonus stamp. (I've used it in one of my cards today.) Also being released today are two sets of accessory stamps: Nature's Direction Set and Follow Your True Heart Set. Oh, and for all you die enthusiasts, Susana also has four new Dies by SCACD being released today!!

Our release day blog hop is full of inspiration from the SCACD design team and our lovely guest designers. If you've been following along the hop, you should have arrived here after visiting with one of talented guests, Kim Dellow. (The full hop list can be found on the Store Blog.)

I have two cards to share with you today. The first one features Solid Blank Canvas Flights of Botanica. I am completely smitten the the fairies in this release...such a beautiful and elegant silhouette. The border was created with one of new accessory stamps from the Follow Your True Heart Set. The paper is Bo Bunny Gabrielle. The flourishes were created with a Memory Box Die. I added some ribbon and topped it off with a Prima pin. The corners embellishments were cut with Classic Corner Dies by SCACD.

To create the image panel, I began by sponging various Distress Inks onto some smooth cardstock. After applying the inks randomly over the paper, I used a Mini Mister to spritz it generously with water and then dried it. The image stamp was then inked with two different Distress Inks, Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky. Before stamping the image, I lightly misted the stamp with water to blend and soften the inks. As mentioned before, the border was created with one of the stamps from the Follow Your True Heart Set by randomly stamping portions of the image in different colours of ink. The paper was again spritzed with water to soften the effect. Portions of the fairy image were painted over with a bit of matte medium and sprinkled with Glamour Dust, my absolute favourite glitter. :)

Up next is the gorgeous Solid Blank Woman of Essence. I used the same inking techniques as the previous card, but this time switched up the colour scheme. I cut the cage with Uncaged Bird Die by SCACD. The words nestled within the cage are all part of the fantastic accessory stamp you will receive as a free bonus when buying the Mixed Media Blank Canvas Collection #2. This is great little stamp with several words in different fonts. You can use the stamp as the cluster of words or cut up as I did here. Once again, I used the Classic Corner Dies by SCACD for the corner embellishments. The paper is from Authentique.

When you are done hopping, make sure to pop on over to SCACD for a little crafty shopping! You can find the entire release of stamps HERE. Don't forget to check out the brand new Dies by SCACD as well!! Our international friends will be able to purchase the dies and stamps at Quixotic Paperie.

It is now my pleasure to send you off to visit with one of our lovely guest designers, Rita!

Thanks for joining us today!!



Thursday, March 14, 2013

Fairy Trinkets...A Kraftin' Kimmie Preview!

Welcome back!! We hope you enjoyed all the sweet designs we shared yesterday featuring the new SPRING TRINKETS stamp set! And before we go any further, would you like to know who won that set??? Well, ALL the winners of this week will be announced at the LIVE online RELEASE PARTY on SATURDAY!!! Go HERE to find out all the details and come party with us! 

Today at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps we are sharing a new set by the totally talented Emilie Goulet!!! We've got a perfect set for spring!! Let us introduce..... PRETTY LITTLE PIXIES!! Emilie has created a fun set of outdoor adventure images for your cards and scrapbook pages! You're going to
 get a real kick out of these girls!! PLUS we are sharing a SECOND set of TRINKETS to go with the Pixie (and maybe some other stamps you have yet to see)'s FAIRY TRINKETS!!!

I'm sharing one of the new Fairy Trinkets. I paired this pretty trinket up with one of our older fairy stamps, Clarabelle. I love the versatility of these trinkets! I stamped both the image and the trinket on Neenah and coloured them with my Copics. The flourish and the decorative circle behind the trinket are MFT dies and the corner embellishments are Classic Corner Dies by SCACD. The paper is from Prima.

Below you will find a list of all the Krafty Girls who are sharing PEEKS with you today!! And as you're hoppin' around, be sure to leave a comment at each stop because TWO stampers will win some of these stamps!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}

All our new MARCH 2013 stamps will be available on Saturday at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! And don't miss the online PAR-TAY to celebrate! Come on back tomorrow because we'll be revealing two new stamp sets by Cheryl Alger!!! 



Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Spring Trinkets...A Kraftin' Kimmie Preview!

It's time for Kraftin' Kimmie's MARCH 2013 RELEASE!!!!! 

We are kicking off the *New* MARCH Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps previews today and we're excited that this month we have TWO sets of fabulous TRINKETS!! We'll share one set today by itself and one set tomorrow in combo with some new images!! Today we’d like to introduce you to a beautiful new set of ….SPRING TRINKETS!!

These circular sentiment stamps have been created and designed by the totally talented Krafty Girl, Nicole Aspinall!! They are made especially to fit in your 1 3/8ths and 1 ¾ inch punches, for quick and easy cutting!!! This month we are releasing the SPRING Trinkets set which includes EIGHT trinkets in each set with four of each size and they come as both positive and negative images, so you can use your black or brown ink with the positive stamps and use your coloured inks with the negative ones!! You will get the set as a completely unmounted full sheet of deeply etched grey rubber. They're just PERFECT for all your springy creations!!!

I've used the Happy Easter Spring Trinket for a mini note card. The trinket was stamped on Neenah in Memento and coloured with Copics. I matted it with a purple decorative circle cut with an MFT die. The white cardstock was run through my cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder. A little snippet of ribbon and a tiny button were added to finish it off.

BLOG CANDY: Today we have awesome inspiration from the Krafty Girls and Guests so hop around....and be sure to comment at each and every stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN the new SPRING TRINKETS set!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}

We are having another amazing ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! It's happening this SATURDAY 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 NIGHT!

Thanks for stopping by, and we hope you join us tomorrow for more sneak peeks!