Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Happy Winter Days (Wonderful Wednesday)

Hello everyone. Welcome to another fabulous Wonderful Wednesday challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.



Did you know the Wonderful Wednesday challenges at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps are ANYTHING GOES? All stamps are welcome, however we do love when you use a KKS (and it doubles you chance for winning). Create a NEW card, layout or altered item and share with us over at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog or in our Facebook group (here). There is a Wonderful Wednesday each week (except release week). At the end of each month a random participant will be select and win a prize. That's right you could win Krafty $ to the store, then you can buy fabulous stamps, paper, mounting supplies.........Krafty Goodies!

I am still working away on my Christmas cards and made one for this week's challenge using the darling fox stamp from the Happy Winter Days set. The gorgeous paper is from American Crafts by Shimelle called Christmas Magic.


I can see why the fox is a popular image this season. This little guy is so cute and fun to colour.



Here is a look at the inside of the card, including a sentiment from the Magic of Christmas set. 


Thanks for stopping by today. Head over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog for more details on the Wonderful Wednesday challenge. You will all see more inspiration from my fellow Krafty Girls and some of our talented guests.

You can play along with this week's Wonderful Wednesday challenge until December 2 (midnight).

Have a fabulous and KRAFTY day!



Supplies Used:
Stamp: Happy Winter Days, The Magic of Christmas (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps)
Paper: American Crafts (Shimelle) Christmas Magic
Other: Enamel Dots (Simple Stories), May Arts Twine

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Your Next Stamp November Feature (Sweet Holiday Greetings)

Welcome to the November YOUR NEXT STAMP feature post. Each month the design team posts creations to inspire you, using specific themes or stamps. This month our feature theme is CHRISTMAS!

For my Christmas inspiration, I used the cute Sweet Holiday Greeting stamp set and a fun set of papers from American Crafts Heidi Swapp collection called Oh What Fun! I must say this card was fun. I used my stitching mark circle die and the scrapwork strips die along with some of the new Holly Jolly Sparkly Gumdrops for this fun holiday card.



Here is a look at the inside of the card using a sentiment from Winter Home.



PRIZE ALERT!!!!

Head over to to the YNS blog to see all of the DT members sharing projects for today's feature. Leave a comment on the blog post for the November feature and you will have a chance to win a prize. One lucky stamper will win a YNS stamp set of their choice!

SALE ALERT!!!!


Thanks for stopping by today and have a super crafty day!


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Sweet Holiday Greetings, Winter Home
Dies: Scrapwork Strips, Stitching Mark Circle and Circle Die
Paper: Heidi Swapp for American Crafts Oh What Fun
Other: Holly Jolly Sparkly Gumdrops

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - The Magic of Christmas (Embossing Challenge)


Hello Krafty Friends. Welcome to another fun Saturday challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. This week our challenge theme is EMBOSSING!


Grab your stamps (all are welcome) and create a NEW card, layout or altered item to match this week's theme. You can share it with us on Krafty Friends Facebook in our group (here) or link up over at the Kraftin' Kimmie blog. You have all week to play along with this week's theme challenge and there is a chance to WIN $20 gift card to the KKS shop. A winner will be choose from all of the Saturday Challenge entries from the month.


This clean and simple card was made using the Magic of Christmas sentiment set. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder, adding a few enamel dots. An easy card to mass produce for Christmas.



Here is a look at the inside of the card.



Now it's time for you to get KRAFTY and join our nature challenge. You will have until November 27 at 11:55 pm ESTto play along.

Have you checked out the FRUGAL FRIDAY sales going on right now. There are dozens of stamps currently on sale, so you will want to check it out. The sale is only for the weekend.

If you want to stay up on the Krafty happenings, chat and share your Krafty Creations, join our Facebook group (here). If you haven't heard Kimmie has a fun new event coming up called Kraftin' with Kimmie. There will a fun Kraft along event on periscope. You can see the event information (here).

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a super Saturday!



Supplies Used:
Stamp: The Magic of Christmas (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps)
Paper: Simple Stories DIY Christmas
Other: Enamel Dots (Simple Stories), Recollection white embossing powder

Friday, 20 November 2015

Your Next Stamp Sketch/Colour Challenge # 27 (Waddles Snow Fun)


Welcome to our sketch and colour challenge #26 at Your Next Stamp. Each challenge includes a sketch and colour options to inspire you.



Create a project based on the sketch and/or the colour combination. If you are working with the colours use at least 3 of the colours and you can add only neutrals.

I am still working away on a few Christmas cards for this year year. I never seem to have enough, so I find it safest to make a few more than I think I really need. For this week's challenge I used the sketch and Waddle Snow Fun


For the added sparkle to the Christmas baubles, I added the clear Wink of Stella over my coloured image. My image was cut out using the Stitched Rectangles die. 


On the inside of the card I stamped out another cute Waddles and used the sentiment from the Winter Home set.



For our sketch and colour challenge # 27 you have until November 26, 2015 (midnight) to play along. You can see more inspiration and link up your projects over at Your Next Stamp.

One random participant will WIN a $15 gift card to the YNS store. If you feature a YNS stamp or die (must be the main focal point) you will receive and additional $5. When you use a YNS image there is also a chance of being selected as a YNS Top Pick. That's right, bragging rights for you and a fabulous badge to show off on your blog! Sounds exciting right? Ink up your stamps and show us your crafty stuff!

Have a fabulous and crafty Friday friends!
  


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Waddles Snow Fun, Winter Home (Your Next Stamp)
Dies: Stitched Rectangles (Your Next Stamp)
Paper: Simple Stories Claus & Co.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps November Release Blog Hop


Welcome to the KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS November release blog hop. Let's get comfy, grab your favourite drink and enjoy the hop.

This month has we've had a super sized hop that featured so many amazing stamps sets. We started off our release with the fun planner set called PERFECT PLANNER, followed by a second set by Becky Pearce for coffee lovers called ONE CUP AT A TIME. For those football fans you have in your life you will want to take a peek at the amazing #ALLSTAR set which features a football player and cheerleader. Any book lover out there? If so, you will love our next set called HAPPINESS IS READING. The next set was a cute set called OH CROP! which is great for cards, scrapbooking or to use in your planner. We wrapped up our preview week with a celebratory set perfect for a number of occasions called LET'S CELEBRATE!

I love coffee and coffee themed stamps, so of course I was eager to create another card using the ONE CUP AT A TIME set. To create this scene for my card I used masking paper. I started with my cup, stamping in on my colour paper and on the masking paper. Once masked, I repeated stamping the saucer in place on my colouring paper and then a second time on masking paper. Once my colouring image was masked for the cup and saucer, I then stamped the delicious macaroon.



Here is a look at the inside of the card. I love those coffee beans!



Supplies Used:
Stamp: One Cup at a Time (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps)
Die: Circle and Stitched Circle Dies Your Next Stamp
Paper: Simple Stories We Are Family
Other: Simple Stories Enamel Dots (Sweater Weather)

I hope you are enjoying all of the projects featured in our November Release blog hop. There is a lot of inspiration today and this hop features all of the images from this amazing release.

If you haven't already done so, head over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps store. All of the new stamps are now available. If you just love it all (like me), check out the Gimmie Kimmie Kits which feature all of the images from the November release at a discount. These are for a limited time only. You will want to check out the store and see all of the other goodies (paper, mounting supplies, embellishments) you can get. 

Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful day!


Saturday, 14 November 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps November Preview: Day Six - Let's Celebrate (Plus a Challenge)


Hello Krafty friends! Welcome back to the final day of the November release previews at at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

Today we have another amazing set from artist Annie Rodrigue. This fun set is called LET'S CELEBRATE!


Since it's Saturday and a release preview day, we are also excited to present a new ANYTHING GOES challenge. Create a new project (card, scrapbook page or altered item) and share it with us on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog or on our Krafty Friends Facebook page. All stamps are welcome, however if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp you will double your chance to win. You have all week to play along with this ANYTHING GOES challenge. Then at the end of the month, a winner will be selected from all of the weekly challenges to win a $20 gift certificate to use in the shop.

I made a clean and simple anniversary card, colouring up the dashing young man in the Let's Celebrate set.



On the inside of the card, I inked up the lovely young lady.
 

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Let's Celebrate (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps)
Paper: Simple Stories A Charmed Life

Now it's time for your to hop along and check out all of the fabulous projects from the other Krafty Girls. Leave a comment on each of the blogs as you hop along. There will be one lucky winner selected from all of the comments this week to WIN some Krafty $ to spend in the KKS store.

All of the new November stamps will be available TONIGHT after the release party! 

Facebook Release Party
Join Kimmie and the Krafty Girls as we party and celebrate the November release. The party will be on the Facebook events page (here) on Saturday November 14th at 6:00 pm (EST). Hope to see you there.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a wonderful and Krafty day!


Your Next Stamp November DT Dare (Sprinkles Knit Happens)


This month at YOUR NEXT STAMP our Design Team (DT) Dare challenge theme is called PAPER PIZZAZZ.  That means we need to use 3 or more different papers on our projects. A card with lots of papers? For sure, this challenge is accepted!

For my card I used the adorable SPRINKLES KNIT HAPPENS. Now I cannot knit or sew to save my life, however the images in this set are adorable and to be really honest, I love that sentiment "Knit Happens".


The paper for this card comes from the Echo Park Story of Our Family Collection.


Here is a look at the inside of the card.


Head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and check out the DT DARE post for this month. Comment on the post for a chance to WIN a prize. You will also see more amazing creations from my fellow YNS DT girls.

Have a wonderful and crafty day!


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Sprinkles Knit Happens from Your Next Stamp
Paper: Echo Park The Story of Our Family
Other: White Sugar Gumdrops
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Paris Dusk, Copic Marker

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps November Previews: Day Four - Happiness is Reading



Welcome back to day FOUR of our November previews for Kraftin' Kimmie StampsI really hope that you have been enjoying all the fabulous new stamps.

Today we are featuring the darling set by artist Cheryl Grant called HAPPINESS IS READING!
 

I just love stamps that can show off my love of books and reading. I coloured up the cute image of Lucas on his stack of books and decided to create a fun pop up card.



Here is a look at the pop up element inside of the card. You can find the tutorial for this style of card here. I added a little bookmark as an additional little gift for the recipient of this card.



Supplies Used:
Stamps: Happiness is Reading (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps)
Dies: Bookmark/tag die (Your Next Stamp)
Paper: My Minds Eye Remarkable
Other: Recollection Brads (Michaels)

Now it's time for your to hop along and check out all of the fabulous projects from the Krafty Girls. Leave a comment on each of the blogs as you hop along. There will be one lucky winner selected from all of the comments this week to WIN some Krafty $ to spend in the KKS store

All of the new November stamps will be available Saturday night after the release party!

Facebook Release Party
Join Kimmie and the Krafty Girls as we party and celebrate the November release. The party will be on the Facebook events page (here) on Saturday November 14th at 6:00 pm (EST). Hope to see you there.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a wonderful and Krafty day!



Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps November Previews: Day Two - One Cup At A Time!



Hello Krafty friends! Welcome back the second day of the November release previews at at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

Today we are sharing a second set from artist Becky Pearce. This fun coffee theme set is called ONE CUP AT A TIME and it's a must have for your coffee lovin' stampers.


I am still holding on to the last bit of fall that I can. I used the fun take away cup, which I envision is filled with a pumpkin spiced latte and used that as inspiration for my card. I used the lovely papers from Echo Park called The Story of Fall.


There was no colouring required for this card at all. I stamped the take away cup three times on various colours of cardstock (white, dark orange and kraft) and fussy cut, then paper pieced the cup together.


On the inside of the card, I included another paper pieced cup. I don't usually leave the inside of my cards without a sentiment, however for this card I decided that it could be used for a number of occasions.


Supplies Used:
Stamps: One Cup at a Time (Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps)
Dies: Circle Die (Your Next Stamp), Scallop Circle (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Echo Park The Story of Fall
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Walnut Stain Distress Ink

Now it's time for your to hop along and check out all of the fabulous projects from the Krafty Girls. Leave a comment on each of the blogs as you hop along. There will be one lucky winner selected from all of the comments this week to WIN some Krafty $ to spend in the KKS store

All of the new November stamps will be available Saturday night after the release party!


Facebook Release Party

Join Kimmie and the Krafty Girls as we party and celebrate the November release. The party will be on the Facebook events page (here) on Saturday November 14th at 6:00 pm (EST). Hope to see you there.

Thanks for joining us today. Have a wonderful and KRAFTY day!