Friday, May 31, 2013

Having Fun with Dies by SCACD

Hi crafty friends!

I wanted to share a card today featuring several of the Dies by SCACD. Dies are my favourite crafting tool. I love that they are an investment that can be used time and time again. I also love the endless possibilities they provide...they are so versatile!

This card is centered around the Blank Canvas Torso and Charm. I cut it out of brown cardstock and gathered some crocheted trim to create a skirt. The dress form "stand" was cut out with the Ornate Door Plate with Knob. In the upper right corner, I used one of two dies from the Fancy Flower and Key Corners. The lower right corner was created with two separate dies. The lower layer is the Contempo Compass Statement Corner...part of the design is concealed under the design paper. I then cut out a Classic Corner (there are two dies in this set) and adhered it over top of the design paper so that it looks like a single corner treatment. The papers are from Prima and I added some pearls for a finishing touch.

If you are a fan of using dies on your projects, make sure to check out the complete line of Dies by SCACD...the designs are gorgeous!

Thanks for stopping by!



Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Break Free

Hi friends!

I'm sharing a card today with a bit of a different's always fun to mix things up! It features one of the Mixed Media Bland Canvas Collection 2 stamps. This steampunk style heart is part of the Follow Your True Heart set. The image was coloured with Copic markers. In keeping with the steampunk style, I pulled out the Steampunk Wings from Dies by SCACD (yes, you get both wings in the set!) and cut them out of black cardstock. They were randomly sponged with silver paint and adhered to the back of the heart. I then cut out Uncaged Bird, another of the Dies by SCACD, trimmed off the bird and vines and painted the cage silver. It was then antiqued with black ink and I tore a couple of the bars so that it would look as though the heart was breaking free of the confines of the cage. The design was adhered to create a three dimensional effect with the help of foam dimensional squares. I also used Classic Corner Dies to finish it off. The papers were all distressed, sponged with black ink and edged in silver paint.

Make sure to stop by SCACD for all your crafty needs! Susana is always adding new products to the store site, and service is always fast and friendly. :)

Thanks for stopping by!



Saturday, May 25, 2013


Hey krafty friends!

I'm the hostess for the Fun in the Sun challenge this week at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. You can use any summery image, patterned papers, embellishments or colour schemes that get you thinking of warm weather!

I've used the gorgeous Sunnie on my card today. I paired her up with some Picadilly papers from Basic Grey. The sentiment is from our Mermaid Sentiments Set.

Sunnie was coloured with copics. (I'll be back later to update with a list of colours.

Make sure to check out what the rest of the Krafty Girls have created over at the KKS blog. We'd love to have you play along this week. If you use a KKS on your submission, you could be the lucky winner of Sunnie!

Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, May 23, 2013

Key to My Heart

Hi crafty friends!!

I'm sharing a card today featuring one of the new Fairy Dust collection stamps from SCACD. This gorgeous steampunk fairy is Key to My Heart...I LOVE her! The papers are Carta Bella "Well Travelled". I pulled out some of my favourite Dies by SCACD for embellishment. Peeking out from underneath the image is one of my favourites, Alice's Clock Statement Corner. I used three Ornate Hinges, two on the left side of the card and one on the right end of the image panel. The little black pearls on the hinges were made with a Viva Decor pen.

Here's a close-up of Key to My Heart:

Check out some of the great products to hit the SCACD website:

Thanks for stopping by! 



Sunday, May 19, 2013

Release Day at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Well welcome back!! It’s Krafty 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! We’ve got something for everyone!! We've got TWO sweet new summertime sets from Nicole.......GOOD VIBRATIONS and SUMMER LOVIN’!! We’ve got two sweet new sets from Cheryl……SHELL ME A STORY and TOTALLY TUBULAR!! And of course we have an amazing new set of SIX awesome stamps in our BEACHY GIRLS collection and they are simply A-mazing!! 

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our MAY 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!! 

Here's my card featuring one of the sweet mermaids from the Shell Me a Story set. I used some old Imaginesce paper I found at the bottom of one of my paper bins. The corner embellishments are Classic Corner Dies by SCACD and the flourish is an MFT die. She was cut out and matted with Spellbinders. I pulled out an assortment of flowers (mostly Prima) and some pearls to finish it off. 

The image was stamped on Neenah and coloured with Copics. Stardust Stickles were added to her tail.

Skin: E000, E00, E11, RV95  Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59, BV29  Tail: BG09, BG10, BG11,BG15,  B99, YG00, YG03, YG11, C7  Top: R20, R22. R59, BG15   Fish: Y00, Y15, Y17, Y21, E08, E13, E17, E59, YR04, YR07, YR61  Background: BG0000, BG000, B00

When you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are available now! 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!! 

We’ve also rereleased some of our favourite Retired Summer stamps….Eleanor, Florence, Jack and Mae which you can pick up right now! AND we’ve put our awesome BEACHY SENTIMENTS and MERMAID SENTIMENTS on special right now to coordinate with ALL of our new stamps!! 

Have you seen our new section…..KRAFTYSINGLES?? Well, we’ve had some people asking for some of our sets of stamps as single images…and while we can do it on an ongoing basis, we’ve split a few of them up for you but only while supplies last!! So head on over and check out which ones are up this week! 

Don’t forget we’ve also got fabulous newPaper Pads, EZmount, Tack N Peel and Storage Panels for all your krafty needs!!! {US and International customers *may* have extra shipping costs if ordering paper pads due to the weight.}

Ok, here's the complete hop list for today...have fun!

Thanks for stopping by!



Friday, May 17, 2013

Gabby...A Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!

Welcome back to Day THREE of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps MAY previews!!! Wanna know the random commenter who is the lucky winner from yesterday?? Well, ALL the winners of this week will be announced at the LIVE online RELEASE PARTY TOMORROW night!!! Go HERE to get all the details!!!

Today we have THREE of the new stamps from our BEACHY GIRLS collection!!! We'll share the other three tomorrow! These gorgeous images will really get you in the mood for sun and sand!!!  Today, we'll introduce you to GABBY, JACQUIE COUSTEAU and LEILANI!! 

Here's my card featuring Gabby. I absolutely LOVE this stamp! Volleyball is my favourite sport and I play in a league through the school year. I love watching beach volleyball, but I don't play it for a number of reasons.  First of all, I don't fair well in the hot humid doesn't agree with my asthma. Secondly, one of the downsides of being a redhead with super fair skin is that I pretty much burn instantly. Thirdly, there's the whole beach volleyball uniform...NOBODY needs nor wants to see that much of me. ;P   So ultimately, I pretty much avoid the sun at all costs, lol. It's taken me many years, but I've come to terms with my pastiness. ;)  Anyways, back to Gabby...I like to pretend this is what I look like when I go up for a spike! In actuality, I know I don't even come close to looking this good, but a girl can dream right? I love the action in this image, and I adore her hair!!

Here's a close up: 

(Sorry, I forgot to record my colours...I'll get back to having a list for you with my Sunday blog hop card.)

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

ALL of our MAY stamps will be available TOMORROW night at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! We'll be celebrating tomorrow evening 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!! 

Here's the list for today's previews: 

Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, May 16, 2013

Shell Me a Story (A Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!)

Welcome back to day two of our MAY Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Today we are excited to share TWO cute new sets by artist Cheryl Alger! They're called.......SHELL ME A STORY and TOTALLY TUBULAR!!

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!

Here's my card featuring Lexie as a mermaid from the Shell Me A Story Set. I also use a sentiment and some accessory stamps from some of the older Kraftin' Kimmie mermaids. 

Lexie was stamped on Neenah and coloured with Copics. 

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 SHELL ME A STORY or TOTALLY TUBULAR 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 new summery stamps we have to share with you! And ALL the new stamps will be available on Saturday night at the KKStamps Shop!!

Here's the full list of sneak peeks today:

  Thanks so much for stopping by!



Wednesday, May 15, 2013

What's the Scoop? (A Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!)

Guess what???!! It's that time again........ time for Kraftin' Kimmie's MAY 2013 RELEASE!!!!! 

We are kicking off the *New* MAY 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 FUN SUMMERTIME image sets ….GOOD VIBRATIONS and SUMMER LOVIN'!!!

After the success of our awesome Trinket stamps by Nicole, we're thrilled to share these fun image stamps we've designed!! You can create either clean and simple cards with them or much more elaborate designs!! And you'll see this in the amazing samples today!

Here's my card featuring one of the delicious images and sentiments from the Good Vibrations set. I went pretty clean and simple with my card...I love making little note cards. They are so much fun to tuck into little gifts, or to give on their own with a sweet little message. The image was coloured with Copics and I added a bit of Stardust Stickles to the ice cream.

We have lots of inspiration from the Krafty Girls, so hop around....and be sure to comment at each and every stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN BOTH of the new GOOD VIBRATIONS and SUMMER LOVIN' sets!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}Here's the list of today's previews:  

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!!

Thanks for stopping by!



Saturday, May 11, 2013

Halloween Sprite

Well, welcome back for another fun challenge with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!! 

This week our hostess is SHERI!! And her challenge is Let's Get SENTIMENTAL!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp that features a sentiment of some sort!! It can be the focal point of your card or it can be an addition to one of our images! 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'm sharing a card I made a few weeks back at a fun event. Kimmie and I trekked up to Kitchener to spend the weekend at Scrapfest. We had a blast...our table was full of a group of fantastic ladies (hey Alexis!!) who we thoroughly enjoyed spending our time with. We laughed, crafted, ate and shopped to our heart's content. It was so much fun! One of the items I scored was the Chillingsworth paper pad from Echo Park. I REALLY wanted this pad, but didn't have an opportunity to scoop it up last Halloween. Well, seeing as Halloween is one of my favourite themes to work with and there was a card contest at the crop, I needed to crack this pad open immediately. The only problem was that I didn't have any Halloween stamps with me. So, I decided to use one of our Sprites, Naida,  and give her a bit of spooky flair. I used a flourish stamp to create a border around the Orange paper, distresses everything and sponged it all with black ink. The orange flower was one Kimmie had brought along (thanks!!). I used a music background stamp on it, and again inked it with black. It was centred with an antique looking brad. The flourishes were made with a Memory Box die. The funky corner embellishment was created with one of the Dies by SCACD, Alice's Clock Statement Corner

Wondering where my sentiment is for this week's challenge? I added it to the inside of my easel card. It had been a while since I had made one of these cards...they really are a lot of fun to make, and they display your image perfectly! I borrowed an MFT die from Kimmie to cut out this fun sentiment that comes with Naida

Here's a close up of Naida

(sorry I don't have a colour list for you's been several weeks since I coloured her up!)

Don't forget to check out this week's FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS with several of our fave stamps and stamp sets on 30-50% OFF, but just for the weekend!!

Make sure to visit the KKS blog to check out the wonderful creations by our Krafty Girls featuring this week's challenge!! If you join us and play along, you could WIN a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp!!! 

Thanks for stopping by!