Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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!!
Brand NEW Krafty goodness is in the store!!! Happy shoppin'!
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 May 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!

So here is my Wonderful Wednesday card.  I used the adorable All Aboard stamp from who else, but Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  As always, I coloured using my trusty Copic Markers.  The card stock colours I used are Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery and Tangerine Tango.  I found this perfect patterned paper called Nana's Kids from DCVW.  I added some Certainly Celery ribbon and Bob's your uncle.

Hope you like it,
Happy Stampin',
NanaDiana

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps May Release!! And it's Awesome!

The MAY Release is NOW available!!
at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!
The SIX new clear stamp sets that we've been sharing all week are NOW up in the krafty shop and we're celebrating with a Krafty HOP!
So grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while you hop around and enjoy all the amazing creations from the Krafty Design Team and Guests!!
First up is a BEE-you-tiful bug set from our new artist, Melissa Baker-Nguyen!! It's called BUGS & KISSES!
Next is a set by Krafty Girl Design Team Member, Jasmine Turandar and it's called SUMMER AVIVA!!
Then we have TWO sets by artist Cheryl Grant!
We're down on the farm with COW'S IT GOING? and JUST CHICKEN IN!
Lastly we have TWO absolutely magical new MERMAID sets from artist Annie Rodrigue! It's FLORENCE FINBOTTOM and SANDY SEAWATER!
You will get to see ALL of the new sets in action as you sit back and enjoy the hop! Then head on over to the krafty shop because they are ALL available NOW!
And if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our May Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all SIX of the new sets together and at a discount! But only for a limited time and while supplies last!
**SUPER SECRET KRAFTY KLUB!**
Don't forget that you only have until MONDAY to get your order in for the Secret Klub set!! 
 Feel free to order the secret set plus any new sets or extra goodies and I'll ship everything together this week.
Now we have all the important stuff out of the way, I will tell you a little bit about my card.  I used the super cute Just Chicken In from artist Cheryl Grant.  I used the May sketch for my inspiration and I had fun with it.  I used the retired Bashful Blue from Stampin' Up, also the retired Poppy Parade and the current Garden Green card stocks.  The patterned paper I used was the perfect Heartland Farm by American Crafts.  There are a few sentiments, but I chose Just Chicken In and punched it out with my little leaf punch and used it as a speech bubble.  I added some green half pearls on the hearts and on the image layer.

Hope you have fun hoppin' around,
Have a great week,
Nana Diana

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday May 3rd.

Happy Wednesday to all you crafters out there.  I would not be surprised if you have forgotten who I am, in case you have forgotten, I am Kraftin' Kimmie's Mom, Diana.  I have not been around much for a while.  Much as I love to make cards and I adore my daughter's wonderful images, life tends to get in the way of the things I really want to do.  So much for the golden age of retirement.

Anyway, I digress!  As always, the Wonderful Wednesday theme is Anything Goes, which suits me really well.  I have used the adorable Lexi mailing a letter from the Snail Mail set, which was released in April 2016.  Isn't she just so cute?  The set also contains Lucas dressed as a little mailman, a kitty, a puppy, a snail and 6 lovely sentiments.  I used the 'Sending You Love' one as this card was for my amazing granddaughter.

The patterned paper is from the pad 'Spring Things', by Doodlebug.  The card base is Gumball Green from S.U. and the retired Pixie Pink, also from S.U.  The little envelope is made using Baja Breeze and I used some Prima Flowers from my stash.

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 May 9th 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!
Kimmie's also posted another Super Secret Krafty Stamp Club! This time it's an ANNIE set! This is your chance to get a BRAND NEW stamp set earlier than everyone else!!!
So here we go for another Wonderful Wednesday Challenge, let's see your lovely creations!!
Happy Stamping,
NanaDiana



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday Feb. 1st.

Hidee Ho!  It's Wonderful Wednesday again and here is my card, featuring the newly minted Squishy Hugs, at least one of the stamps in the set of two.  
Once again I used some lovely retired S.U. card stock.  The base and some of the matting is Bashful Blue, which I just love and the other card stock is Marigold Morning, another one that I love.  I fortunately had some matching doilies in my stash and also some cute little Prima Flowers.  The adorable kitty cat papers are from Doodlebug and called 'Kitten Smitten'.
Did you catch Krafty Girl Elisabeth's LIVE Kolor Along on Monday? Be sure to tune in to the KKS Friends FB Group to check out the Kolor Alongs already posted and for a heads up on upcoming Kolor Alongs!
Kimmie's announced details for the Secret Krafty Klub, preorders start on February 1st and run through the 15th! Again, pop on over to the KKS Friends FB Group for details!
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 February 14th 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!
Have fun creating your own Wonderful Wednesday card or whatever tickles your fancy.
Happy Stampin' 
Nana Diana

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Jan. 18th!

Well, once again I have been MIA for a while.  Actually, that's not right, I have been missing, but there has not been much action.

I was determined that I would join in this week's Wonderful Wednesday challenge.  For my little card, I have used the very cute little bear from the Buddy Bear set, which was released last weekend by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  As always, I coloured the image with my Copics, having chosen the colours from my Nana's Kids paper pad, from Premium Stacks.  My card stock choices were Perfect Plum and Kiwi Kiss from Stampin' Up, both long retired.  I really don't know what I will do when I run out of all the awesome retired shades that I love.  I used the sentiment 'You're Beary Special' from the set, which also comes with 'Hiya Buddy', 'Just Chill' and 'Time To Relax'.  The other bear image is just adorable too and I can't wait to use it.  I added some matching green ribbon, a cute teddy button from my stash and three little hearts on the image layer.  I can't wait to send this to my grandkids.  I think they will like it.

Don't forget that as always W. Wednesday is Anything Goes, so you can make any theme your little heart desires and you will be entered to win some awesome new stamps.

Happy Stamping,
Nana Diana

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

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!!
There's a NEW Surprise Krafty Guest Kit in the store!!! Check out the pinned post on the Krafty Friends FB page for details!!
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 November 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!!
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 made two little cards for this time.  I think I should since I don't post that often these days.  I love to make simple cards and so I find the little stamps in Kimmie's sets perfect for that.  For these cards I used the little snail and the puppy with the envelope from the April Release set, Snail Mail by Cheryl.  As you can see, they both use the same layout.  I used two different paper pads, Flea Market and Fall Friends, both from Doodlebug.  I added a pumpkin clip on one and an acorn one on the other.  I love matching the papers and cardstocks.  Hope you like them.  Now let's see your fun creations.
Happy Stampin'
NanaDiana

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie's!

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!!

The Krafty Krop is this Saturday!!! Join Kimmie and some of the Krafty Girls for a day of online "hangin' out"!
Last but certainly not least... did you see the Krafty Komeback news?!? Be sure to head on over to the Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Friends FB page for all of the details on these events!!
OH!!!! and yeah, peeks start this coming MONDAY!!!! It's a doozy of a release so jam-packed with cuteness, we had to start a couple of days early!!
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 20th 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!

Well, that's all the important stuff.  Now to my card. I made this for my sweet little granddaughter, but shhhh..., her birthday is not until Sept. 16th.

The stamp I used is a little cutie from the Made With Love set, released in February and designed by Cheryl Grant.  My little sweetie likes hot pink and aqua shades, so I used a Tempting Turquoise card base and hot pink for the matting and the frame around the image layer.  I used a border punch at the bottom of the frame and also at the bottom of the horizontal strip at the bottom of the card.  I added a pink cupcake button and also found a matching orange kitty cat brad to sit with the other cat in the frame.  I doodled around the edge of the frame, added a floral type die cut behind the birthday sentiment and that's it.  Oh, I also put some stickles on the two yellow cupcakes.

Happy Stamping,
Diana

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday!! Sympathy.


Happy Wednesday everyone.  This week I'm posting a card I have made to send to my dear sister-in-law, who just lost her Dad.  She is a card maker herself, so I hope she likes this one.  I used Sincere Sympathy, which has several great sentiments besides this one.

I always like the idea of butterflies for a sympathy card because they seem to be so carefree and that's how I see it for someone who leaves this world.  I used Rich Razzleberry for the card base and also for the butterfly border and the frame behind the sentiment.  The patterned paper is Butterfly Glade from Wild Rose Studio.  I punched out a couple of Handsome Hunter butterflies with my Martha Stewart punch and I added some purple gems.

Now how about you making a card or some creation for Wonderful Wednesday.  As always WW is 'Anything Goes', so you can use any theme your little heart desires.  Be sure to head over to Kraftin' Kimmie's Shop and see what is going on there.  She always has some cool stuff going on.  

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Krafty Hop and Release Day!

It's finally here!!!
The RELEASE of our AUGUST 2016 clear stamp sets!!!
We've released ALL SIX of the EEK-TASTIC new clear stamp sets that we've been previewing all week and we're celebrating with a super fun krafty HOP! So grab a nice hot beverage and put your feet up because you will need a few relaxing minutes to enjoy all the magical fun by our design team and guest!!
There are TWO new sets from artist Annie Rodrigue
called VANESSA VAMPIREand VALENTINA VAMPIRE!
We've got a fun new spooky set from artist, Emilie Goulet called TOTALLY WITCHIN'
We have an adorable new set full of fall fun from artist, Cheryl Grant called AUTUMN WISHES!
And lastly there are TWO new sets of sweet images from artist Becky Pearce called HARVEST BLESSINGS and
HAPPY OWL-OWEEN!
You will get to see ALL of the new sets in action as you sit back and enjoy the hop! Then head on over to the Krafty Shop because ALL of the new stamp sets are NOW AVAILABLE!
And if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our August Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all SIX of the new sets together and at a discount! But only for a limited time and while supplies last!
I made this card using one of the adorable stamps from the Autumn Wishes.  I am a huge fan of Cheryl's stamps.  I used some retired Baja Breeze for the card base and the sentiment and I matted all the paper pieces onto S.U. Primrose Petals.  The sentiment is from the June Kraftin' Kimmies set called 'You're Sunsational' There are two other gorgeous images in the Autumn Wishes set along with a few sentiments.  I added some cute matching flowers at the bottom and some yummy Primrose Petals ribbon down the right side.  Hope you like it.

Happy Stampin'
Nana Diana

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie August Release, Day 4!!!

Welcome back to our FOURTH and final day of August Krafty Peeks! It's almost time to release ALL the new SPOOK-tacular stamp sets that you've been seeing all week!
We have TWO adorable new sets to share with you today from artist, Becky Pearce! These sets can be used on their own or in combination with each other or even other Halloweenie type sets!!

First is this sweet set of feathered friends called
HAPPY OWL-OWEEN!
The set features three main images, several smaller accessory stamps and five SP-WHOO-KY sentiments for a total of THIRTEEN fabulous stamps in the set!
Next up is a fun set of GOURD-GEOUS images and friends called HARVEST BLESSINGS!
The set features three main pumpkin images, faces that you can stamp on the pumpkins if you choose, several smaller accessory stamps and four sentiments for a total of THIRTEEN
fab-BOO-less stamps in the set!!
Okay, so now I'll tell you a little about my card, which is of course using one of the Harvest Blessings stamps.  I love using sentiment stamps, probably because I'm not great at colouring.  For my card base and matting, I used S.U. Tempting Turqoise.  The other colour I used is Cherry Cobbler.  I used Fall Friends patterned paper from Doodlebug, actually 4 of the different designs.  I added some Daffodil Delight GG ribbon, some mathing buttons and some super cute Prima Flowers in the lower corner.
It's also challenge day and our hostess is Tangii ! And as always during release week, the challenge is ANYTHING GOES! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with any stamp but if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp you'll double your chances to WIN!! Use any sketch, any design, any embellishments because Anything Goes! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd LOVE to see your KKS designs. You have a week to play with this challenge and at the end of the month, we'll announce a WINNER from all of the weekly challenges for August! We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN a $20 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!! Wanna win??
I hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes TONIGHT beginning at 6pm EST!! Hope you can come hang out with the me and Krafty Girls at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!
All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps from Becky! 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 tonight!

Happy Hoppin' and Happy Stampin'.
Nana Diana