Saturday, August 29, 2015

Fall at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!



Good morning everyone and I hope you are having a great Saturday!
As you can see, this week's challenge is Fall, so this is an opportunity for you to make a fall card for you to send to someone special.  I already have someone in mind for this one.  It's just a simple effort as the lovely paper from EP The Story Of Fall did most of the work for me.  I usually like to keep my cards fairly simple anyway, so I matted the pretty piece onto some Old Olive, then onto some Dusty Durango card stock.  The main image is a beautiful sentiment from the new Spooktacular Sentiments set.  I used some of my Nesties dies, matting the image layer onto some more Dusty Durango.  I added some matching polka dot ribbon, a couple of very cute autumn leaves from Fall Medley button embellishments by Dress it Up.  That's all I did, sometimes it's great when the patterned paper does most of the work for you.

Have you joined to Kraftin' Kimmie Krafty Friends fb group yet?  There is always so much going on and you can share your creations in there for everyone to see and you can see the cards etc. from so many other gifted crafters for inspiration.

Now, let's see your fall creations for a chance to win some Kraftin' Kimmie rubber.  Just link your piccie to the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog.

Happy Stampin'
Diana  




Saturday, August 22, 2015

Buttons and Bows!

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
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!!!
Frugal Friday specials are up NOW! Also, I believe there are still some Halloween Kard kits available but you'd better get them quick because when they're gone, they are GONE!

I am actually very surprised that I have managed to make a masculine card using buttons and bows, but as you can see, the bows are just linen thread and the buttons are corduroy, so I think it works, don't you.  I used the rollerblading guy from the Let's Roll, Dude! set from a few months back.  The card base and matting for the image layer are Watermelon Wonder card stock and the matting behind the patterned papers, also the sentiment 'cloud' are Pool Party.  The patterned papers are from EP and are called Sweet Summertime.  I also used some Pear Pizzazz behind the circle pattern.  I added some Daffodil Delight stitched ribbon across the centre, added some doodles around the image layer and that is that.

 Now create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp or any other stamp and be sure to use our THEME as a starting point for your creation!!! You will have until August 28th at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in!
Pull out those fabby stamps and play along! Have some krafty fun and join us this week!!

Happy Stampin'
Diana

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Kraftin' Kimmie Hallowe'en Card Kit!!




Soooo, our Kraftin' Kimmie has been working hard creating another awesome card kit and this time it's a Hallowe'en one as it seems  nearly everyone loves a Hallowe'en Card Kit.

It becomes available at 1 a.m. Sunday morning, along with the awesome August Release.  Now I don't have a card for the release, but I did make a couple of samples to let you see what you will get in the card kit.  Kim found some beautiful patterned papers, you will see just a few of them on my cards.  I had so much fun making these!  Even though I usually enjoy picking my own papers, cardstock and embellishments, it was so nice to have it all done for me.  It made the process so much faster.  Kim chose matching cardstock as well as some gorgeous orange twine, black brads and some very cute paper sentiments etc.  I used the Boo one on my Horace card and the gorgeous stars on Frightful and Delightful.  I chose those stamps as they are two of the $7.99 Hallowe'en ones you can choose.  There are a bunch more and of course, if you have your own Hallowe'en stamps already, you can choose any stamp at that price point that your little heart desires.

Be sure to check out the fabulous new stamps and creations from the Krafty Girls at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps as well as the Kraftin' Kimmie Hallowe'en Card Kit.

Be sure to go Blog Hopping and commenting for a chance to win some wonderful new stamps from our Kraftin' Kimmie.

Happy Hoppin' and Stampin' 
Nana Diana

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday!! Anything Goes.


Yes, it's Wonderful Wednesday again, time to get that mojo going and create whatever your little heart desires.  That's because Wonderful Wednesday's challenge is always Anything Goes.

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 July 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!!! 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!
I have been anxious to use the new Coffee & Friends stamp, which is part of the July release.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to make a card for my dear friend, whom I had to leave behind in our home town, 3 years ago.  I sure do miss her and this stamp is perfect for her.  
The card base is Daffodil Delight, as is the outer frame for the image layer.  I matted black cardstock onto the yellow.  I love using black, it makes everything pop.  The patterned paper is Beau Jardin by Penny Black and it's yummy.  I added the sentiment 'Miss You A Latte'.  There are 3 other great sentiments with this set.  I added some pretty flowers and punched out some green leaves from the green patterned paper.  I just mailed the card, I hope Jane likes it.

Happy Stampin' and don't forget to link your creation up to the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog.
Diana

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Yep, it's Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!



Yes, it's that time of the week again!! Wonderful Wednesday!! Kimmie's just uploaded TONS of yummy goodies in the store in addition to the July release stamps!! OH! and if you aren't part of the Krafty Friends FB Group already, you're gonna wanna join cause we've got a little somethin' somethin' up our sleeves for next week!!
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 July 21st 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!!! That can't be bad, can it? Come on, have a go, girls!!
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 at all, but you can if you wish.
Now to my little creation! Last week, the hubby and I had an 80th. birthday party to go to. This gave me a great excuse to use one of the Make A Wish stamps from the Dec. release. I found some yummy Doodlebug papers called Day to Day, which had some lovely masculine patterns in it. I love the tie page, which I used for my background. I matted it onto Daffodil Delight, which was then matted onto the card base of Gumball Green. I cut out the 80 with my numbers dies, matted it onto some cute brown moustache paper cut into a circle. I set that on a zig zag circle of Poppy Parade and set that onto a little banner strip of the 'stache brown. I then stamped 'Celebrate Your Special Day' onto the checkered green piece at the bottom and added a cute little bow tie and a black moustache. It was a lot of fun making this and I was pleased with it. I hope our friend liked it too.
Wonderful Wednesdays are my favourite, especially as the theme is always Anything Goes. I hope you like it too, let's see your creations for a chance to win. Be sure to link yours up to the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog.
Happy Stamping,

Diana

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Oh Wow!! Time for the July Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!



Okay, so it's finally time for our July Release and what awesome stamps and goodies Kraftin' Kimmie has in the shop for you.

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of amazing creations featuring new stamp sets from all of our artists for our July release! We know these new stamps will inspire you to make your own fabulous creations! First off, we shared a gorgeous set of SWEET SUMMER SENTIMENTS by artist, Becky Pearce! Then we had TWO new sets from artist, Annie Rodrigue called BECKY BUBBLES and COFFEE FRIENDS! Also we have an awesome new girly girl set from artist Emilie Goulet called PRETTY AS A PRINCESS! Plus a sweet new BABY set from Cheryl Grant called WELCOME TO THE WORLD!

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our July Krafty Hop! When you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new rubber stamp sets are NOW available!! And don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new July stamps at a discount!! But only for a limited time!

We've also got MORE new goodies in the shop including new paper pads, enamel dots, brads etc from companies like Simple Stories, Kaisercraft and more! And I've added a totally new section to the shop featuring gorgeous thick baker's twine by Maya Road!!

Now to my creation. I am going to be needing a baby card for some first time parents who are having a little boy. I couldn't wait to use this stamp from the new set Welcome to our World. All three images are adorable and I want to try the others as soon as possible.

I used the retired Baja Breeze cardstock for my base and for the sentiment layer in the heart. There are several other baby sentiments in the set. The patterned paper is Bundle of Joy from EP. Don't you just love the animals and baby bits on the left panel? I used some Early Espresso for matting on it and the main background layer of green. I used green stickles around the image layer and some Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon on the panel. I added some brown half pearls at the bottom right and that's it.

Now let's celebrate with our NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Hey, it's Wonderful Wednesday once again!



It's Wonderful Wednesday yet one more time.  We hope you can play along!! As always....it's ANYTHING GOES!! Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!!
ALL of the NEW June stamps are live in the Krafty Store!! 
Have you heard about our newest card kit?? We'll be releasing another Limited Edition Card Kit soon featuring a special stamp by artist, Annie Rodrigue plus lots of other goodies including designer papers from Echo Park, colourful Bazzill cardstocks, trim, twine, flowers, and other fun embellishments!!
We want EVERYONE to be able to play along with our Wonderful Wednesday Challenge, 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 June 23rd 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!

For my li'l card, I used the cute little princess from the 'Believe in Fairytales' set, which is newly released just a few days ago.  I had such fun with this one and I made it for an adult, I know I would love getting a card like this.  I used Regal Rose for the card base and also for the punched out border I put down the left side on the strip of patterned paper.  The patterned paper I used is the Bella pack from Wild Rose Studio.  I matted the image layer using YoYo Yellow and Wisteria Wonder.  I used the sentiment 'Hope Your Day is Magical' which comes with the same stamp set.  I used Regal Rose card stock and layered it onto a mini doillie, which you can find at the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop.  I added a cute princess button, which also comes from the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop.  The finishing touch is a satin bow, just to make it even more feminine.
Now how about you get crafty and show us your lovely creations.  Be sure to link them up to the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog.
Have fun,
Diana

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!



Well, here we are, it's Wonderful Wednesday again, time to post another Anything Goes Kraftin' Kimmie creation.  I just loved this little guy, so I had to make a card with him.  I think he's actually Huck Finn, but I thought he looked like a little farmer and made my card with that in mind.  He comes from the set 'Book Pals', which also included Pippi Longstocking and Laura Ingalls.  They are all so cute.  You can find them at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop.

I used Wild Wasabi for my card base and matted black onto the base under the patterned paper background.  The papers are Summer Fresh by Simple Stories.  I used black under the chevron strip of patterned paper and also on the image frame and the rectangle of red check.  I also used some Real Red and Daffodil Delight card stock.  I paper pieced his pants and doodled around the edges of the frame.  I added some brown and beige tiny buttons on the strip and a little piggy button onto some linen thread.  The sentiment 'Aw shucks, yer nice' comes with the set.

So now you get your trusty pencils, markers or whatever out and see what you can link to Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Blog for a chance to win.

Happy Stamping,
Diana

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

It's Wonderful Wednesday again!!





Good morning, it's Wonderful Wednesday again!  I am actually joining in on this one and sharing a card I made for my hubby for Father's Day.  The image is from the 'Wild and Crazy Guys' set.  Besides the tool guy, there is a barbecuing fellow and a golfer.  They are all awesome!!  Actually any one of them would have worked for my husband as he does a lot of building and fixing around the house, he also barbecues and he plays golf.  However, someone else I know, has made him a card with the golfer, so I chose this one.

I am away from home right now, so I am not near my craft room, but I think the patterned papers I used are 'All About A Boy'.  I used Daffodil Delight for the card base and Early Espresso to matt the papers on.  I chose 'You're A Handy Guy' for my sentiment from the set and I found a lovely dark brown wrench, which I tied onto the twill ribbon with some linen thread.  Such fun to make a card with this image.

So don't forget to join in with our Wonderful Wednesday Challenge for a chance to win some rubber.  Link up your card or creation to the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog and don't forget that WW is always Anything Goes, so no theme to worry about.  Also, be sure to check out Kraftin' Kimmie's Stamps to see all the new goodies she has just brought in and also, every weekend except Release Weekend, she puts a bunch of awesome Kraftin' Kimmie stamps on sale.  These are what she calls Frugal Friday specials.

So Happy Stamping, all you gals out there.  I can't wait to get home and back to my craft room and see what I can get up to.

Diana

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Pretty in Pink! Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge, April 9th.

Happy Mother's Day weekend.  I hope all you Moms out there have a wonderful day tomorrow.

I am actually joining in a Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge this weekend.  I have missed taking part with the other members of the Design Team, so I thought I would give this one a go.

What could be more fun than  'Pretty in Pink' for a theme.  Ooh, the mind boggles at what could be done with pink.  I have a very special friend in England who has a birthday coming up, so I was able to combine the two.

I used one of the Becky's Beautiful Sentiments line, this one comes from the 'Make A Wish' set.  I was spoilt for choice as there are a bunch of birthday sayings, but I chose this one as I love the sentiment and also the scroll work above and below.

I used pink card stock for the base and for the frame around it.  I matted the patterned papers, (which are Letters from Paris from Wild Rose Studios) onto Always Artichoke card stock.  I added some pink brads and a pretty pink ribbon.  Simple, but I like it.

Now it's your turn to create your own Pretty In Pink card or whatever takes your fancy.  Be sure to link your creation up to Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Blog to be entered into a random draw for some crafty goodies from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps shop.

Happy Stamping and Creating,
Diana