Saturday, October 7, 2017

Fall Colours Challenge!


Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
So the challenge this week is Fall Colours.  I love making Fall cards, so I really wanted to do this one.  I used one of the stamps from Harvest Blessing, which was released in August 2016.  I wanted to try colouring on kraft paper, I don't know if I ever have done so before.  I kind of like it.  The card base is also kraft paper and I matted with Kiwi Kiss and Pumpkin Pie from S.U.  The patterned papers I used are called Fall Friends from Doodlebug.  The sentiment Happy Autumn is also from the same set.  Perfect for a simple fall card.
We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them so you can have a chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop!! Show us your stuff!! In keeping in line with the rest of our challenges (Wonderful Wednesday and our NEW Krafty Scrappy Challenge), we will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card!! You can enter as many times per month as you'd like!!
Have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends fb group?? It's the best place to keep up with all of the goings on as well as sharing YOUR creations and getting inspired by other Krafty Friends' creations!!!
October Peeks start on Wednesday!! Visit us on our FB Page or here to join in the "Merry Celebration"!
It's our Anniversary! Kraftin Kimmie is celebrating 8 years in October and to celebrate we're doubling the Frugal Friday Fun! Every Friday during the month of October, Kimmie will be posting 8 Krafty Sets for 40% off!!
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!
Happy Fall Stamping and Creating,
Nana Diana

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday! Sept. 13, 2017

Hi everyone and Happy Wonderful Wednesday!!

As always, Wednesday is Anything Goes.  My favourite because I can make whatever I wish.  My card today uses Snail Mail, which was released in April 2016.  I just love this little guy and have used him several times.  So perfect for mailing.  The set comes with a Lexi holding a card ready to mail, an adorable kitty, a cute little dog with a letter in it's mouth, a snail and a mailbox, all of which can be used in combination or separately.  It also has 5 sentiments, one of which I have used.

My cardstocks are Kiwi Kiss and Daffodil Delight.  I used Spellbinders Dies, a border punch and some metallic dots.  Unfortunately, I have forgotten what patterned papers I used.

Have fun making your own Wonderful Wednesday Anything Goes creation for a chance to win some lovely new stamps.

Happy crafting,
Nana Diana

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday Rainbow Colours!

Hi everyone and Happy Wonderful Wednesday!!  This card should have been made for this week's Challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  The theme is Rainbows.  I went to the effort of looking for some rainbow patterned papers to use for the card, then I ran out of time and didn't get it done.  Therefore, I made it anyway and since it's always Anything Goes for the Wednesday Challenge, I could do whatever I liked.  The stamp I used was released in August '17 and it's from the Happy Fall Y'All set.  The sentiment is actually a retired one from Kraftin' Kimmie, I really wanted to use it as I am going to send the card to my wee granddaughter for her birthday.  The patterned papers I used are from Lawn Fawn and are aptly named Rainbow Plaid.  The card stocks are Orchid Opulence and Cool Caribbean, sadly both are retired Stampin' Up colours.  I added some Prima Flowers and some Light Orchid Grosgrain ribbon and some litte purple gems.  I also used the September sketch.

We want EVERYONE to be able to play along so 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....you name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until September 12th 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!!! What do you think.....wanna WIN?? Let's see your krafty stuff!!


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!
Be sure to enter a creation for the Wonderful Wednesday Challenge for a chance to win some yummy Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

Happy Stampin'
Nana Diana


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

It's Another Wonderful Wednesday!!

It's Wonderful Wednesday time!! We hope you can play along!! As always....it's ANYTHING GOES!! Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!!
For my little creation I used one of the cute Autumn Wishes stamps, Lulu eating her candy floss, so I'm going to say it was at the Fall Fair.  I used the July sketch for inspiration, I love to have a sketch to use.  I coloured Lulu up with my trusty Copics and mounted everything onto some lovely Bermuda Bay card stock.  I punched out a cute border using the same CS and I used some pink for matting on the flowery layer and to frame the image layer.  I also stamped one of the five seniments onto pink.  I used Summer Lovin', but there are some great others too.  I added some lovely metallic Dew Drops in the corners to add a little pizzazz and there you go.
We want EVERYONE to be able to play along so 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....you name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until August 22nd 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!!! What do you think.....wanna WIN?? Let's see your krafty stuff!!
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!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps August Release!!



Woohoo! It's finally here!!
Today we are celebrating the release of ALL of our 
NEW August
ALL THREE new sets are NOW available in the Krafty Shop!
Why don't you check them out!
First up is the amazing scene building set called
Next is this fun and versatile set called
And lastly is a wonderful set featuring our feathered friends
This is the stamp set I used.  Those little owls are so cute and they make it so easy to whip up a simple card.  I just coloured two of them and pop dotted them onto a really cool page of patterned paper from the Jillibean pad, Owloween Stew.  The rest of the papers are from the same pad and I love the sheet with the owl story, which I punched out with a die and added down the left side.  I also used one of the sentiments, You're A Hoot and I put a pair of googly eyes on the 'oo'.  Super fun to make.  There are 4 awesome owls, a pile of books in case you want to sit one of the little guys on them.  There are 4 great sentiments, a lovely branch to sit the owls on and a few other stamps, which make this set so versatile.
ALL the new sets are available now individually BUT if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our August Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all THREE of the new sets together and at a discount! But only for a limited time and while supplies last!
Have fun hopping around and checking out the fabulous August Release!
Have a great week,
Diana

Saturday, August 5, 2017

August 4th. Krafin' Kimmie Challenge. Pearls or Metal Dots!

Happy weekend everyone!  As you can see, this week's challenge is to use pearls or enamel dots on our creations.  I love this kind of a challenge as it gives me a great excuse to use some of those yummy goodies I have in my stash.  My card uses one of the cute little stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps set 'Bugs and Kisses'.  There are several different little bugs in this set, along with a lovely jar stamp that you can put them in.  There are also leaves and several sentiments which are perfect for this set.  The set is perfect for me as I'm really on a kick of making simple cards these days.  So much fun!

My card base is Certainly Celery from Stampin' Up and the borders and the flower and frame are Pixie Pink.  I know I have said it before, but I don't know what I'll do when I run out of my retired card stock.  I used some lovely green half pearls in the corners and also in the centre of my little flower.  The patterned papers I used are called Spring Things from Doodlebug.

Now let's see your creations for a chance to win some Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

Nana Diana

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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It's Wonderful Wednesday time!!  As always....it's ANYTHING GOES!!  Show us what you can do with your Kraftin' Kimmie stamps.
We want EVERYONE to be able to play along so 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....you name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until August 8th 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!!! What do you think.....wanna WIN?? Let's see your krafty stuff!!
My Wonderful Wednesday card is one that I recently made for a wedding.  The sentiment is the focal point on the card and I used 'A True Love Story Never Ends'.  It is from the set Love Story Sentiments, which was released in November of 2015.  I also used the retired 'congratulations' sentiment from a retired rubber Kraftin' Kimmie stamp set.  The patterned paper is Jodie Lee Butterfly from Prima Pads and the card stocks are Groovy Guave and Certainly Celery.  The stitched ribbon is also Groovy Guava.  The flowers are from Prima.
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!
So come on ladies and gents, Wonderful Wednesday is the best because you can use any theme your little heart desires.  Let's see what you are going to share with us.
Happy Stampin', 
Nana Diana

Friday, July 14, 2017

Krafty Peeks Day FOUR! It's Monkey Business!!

Welcome to Day FOUR of the JULY Release Krafty Peeks
Can you believe the amazing krafty-ness that just keeps on comin'?


Next up we have a hilariously fun new stamp set by artist Emilie Goulet!
It's called MONKEY BUSINESS!!


Don't you just love Emilie's animals?? They just have so much character and these guys are no different! The set has two crazy monkeys and FOUR fabulous sentiments!


I used this image to make a birthday card for my little brother who just turned 64.  It's perfect for him because he is a nutcase, well our whole family is crazy.  I stamped my image on Copic Xpress It and coloured it with my Copic Markers.  I used some very old sock monkey papers that I thought worked well with the stamp.  I used some retired Poppy Parade S.U. cardstock and some Gable Green S.U., which is also retired.  I added some green GG ribbon, some enamel dots and a red doillie.  The sentiment is one of four great ones that go with the monkeys and the other monkey is just as cute as this one.  I love fun stamps.


I hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes tomorrow night beginning at 7pm EST!! You can come hang out with the me and Krafty Team at our 

All of the Krafty Krew and Guests listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps! And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away a gift voucher!!! You could WIN some Krafty $$$ to spend at the shop!!!! There will be one winner from all the comments this week and
it will be announced at the party tomorrow!
Happy hoppin'!
Nana Diana

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday, June 28th.

Happy Wednesday to all you crafters out there.  I'm afraid my card for today is very simple due to time constraints.  However, I hope my sweet little granddaughter will like it.  I used stamps from the May release set Bugs and Kisses, there are lots in the set including a mason jar to put all your bugs in.  The sentiment is also from the set.

The base is Pear Pizzazz from S. U. as is the backing for the sentiment.  The other card stock I used is retired S.U. Pixie Pink.  I used Spring Things papers from Doodlebug, see the cute little bees on it?  I also added some matching Doodlebug Sprinkles to add a little detail and shine.

Be sure to send in your own Wonderful Wednesday creation for a chance to win some Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

Happy Stampin'
Nana Diana

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday!!

Hi folks, it's Wonderful Wednesday once again.  I have just finished making this little card for a lovely couple of friends who have just moved into a new house.  I hope they like it.  I've been dying to use this adorable stamp ever since it was released in March of 2016.  It's called Happy New Home.

I used some lovely retired Pretty In Pink card stock for the base and matted some Pear Pizzazz onto it.  My patterned paper is Botanical Tea from Graphic 45 and it's gorgeous.  I used some dies to make the strips down the left side and I added a mushroom charm on some linen thread.  I added the sentiment Happy New Home, punched it out in Pretty in Pink, then used a slightly larger circle punch for a border in Pear Pizzazz.  That's it.

Be sure to make your own Wonderful Wednesday creation for a chance to win some awesome new stamps.

Happy Stampin'
NanaDiana