Saturday, November 18, 2017

Woohoo! It's here! It's here!!Today we are celebrating the amazing release of ALL of our
NEW November Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!

ALL FIVE new sets are NOW available in the Krafty Shop!
So let's have a big happy hop around the design team blogs and check them all out in action! Grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while you hop around and enjoy all the amazing creations!!
First up is WINTER WHITNEY!
Then these cuties.....
MERRY CHRIST-MOOSE
and BEARY CHRISTMAS!
Next we have a fabulous hot bevvie set with
A BREW-TIFUL DAY....
and lastly these set of Christmas critters in
FURRY HOLIDAY WISHES!
For my card, I used the hard working squirrel from the Furry Holiday Wishes.  I also used the November Sketch for inspiration.  My card base is white and the other card stocks are Ruby Red and Always Artichoke.  The patterned papers are The Story of Christmas from Echo Park.  You can't see it, but I used some Diamond Dust on the snowball and the snow.
ALL the new sets are available now individually BUT if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our November Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all FIVE of the new sets together and at a discount! But only for a limited time and while supplies last!
***ALSO it's Small Business Saturday and we've got a special surprise!!! To say a special thank you to all our loyal customers, every order placed this weekend will receive a coupon for 20% off your entire order Dec 13-23!
So happy hoppin', I'm sure you will love all the creations from the very talented Krafty Girls.
NanaDiana

Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Magic of Christmas!

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

The theme this week is Magic.  I thought it was a great way to use the KK 'Believe In The Magic Of Christmas' sentiment from the lovely set of sentiments from September 2015, The Magic of Christmas  I love this set, there are eight wonderful sentiments, which can be used as the focal point on your card or as the inside sentiment.  I love sentiments and tend to use them a lot on the front of my cards, it's especially handy if you are in a hurry and don't have time to colour up an image.

I used the patterned papers from a gorgeous pad called A Christmas Story from First Edition papers.  They are so vintage and take me back to a simpler time.  I used the gorgeous holly die cut  on the left.  The card stock is long retired True Thyme, which works perfectly with the papers.  I used it for the card base too and for one of the layers behind the sentiment.  The red I used is also retired Ruby Red, which I love.  So many of the retired S.U. card stocks are my favourites.  I added a Prima poinsettia for an extra little pop.

Well, 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!!!

That's it from me,
Happy Stampin'
Nana Diana

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday with Owls!!

Good morning, stampers!  Well, it's Wonderful Wednesday time again.  Today I have a little card I made using the Kraftin' Kimmie stamp set You're A Hoot This lovely set has four different adorable owls, three sentiments and several other stamps, one of them being the branch my owls are sitting on.  I have used these two owls to make anniversary cards, Hallowe'en cards and all sorts.  They are so versatile.

The card base and image background use S.U. Marigold Morning.  The other colours of cardstock I used are Kiwi Kiss and retired Ruby Red. I used some GG ribbon, metallic dots and I even used eyelets.

Don't forget to show us YOUR WW creations.

Happy stampin'
Nana Diana

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