Saturday, October 2, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie's One Year Anniversary, Blog Hop and Challenge. Oh, and SALE too!!!



Welcome to our Anniversary Krafty Hop!!! Today Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is celebrating their ONE Year Anniversary! We are celebrating in several ways….first of all, our challenge this week is to create a Celebration card! You can celebrate a birthday, an anniversary, graduation or even celebrate friendship! Whatever you feel like celebrating, just join in our challenge and ONE lucky stamper will win stamps from our OCTOBER release!! Yep!! That’s right….these images haven’t even been released yet and YOU could win some, so be sure to join in!! You have a week to play along!


Also, the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Shop is having a SALE!! Assorted images from all of our four lines of stamps are on sale from now until Monday, October 4th, so scoop up some for yourself or for gifts!!


Lastly, be sure to leave a comment on each and every stop along the hop because some lucky stampers will win some stamps!! Woohooooooo!



Wow, this is an exciting time to be a Krafty Girl!! Aside from the sale, we are having the Krafty Hop. I can't wait to see what creations the other girls and the Guest Designers have made.

First though, I have to say how very proud Kimmie's Dad and I are of her and what she has done in the last year, and way before that. When she told me about her plans to start her own company, I just knew that as long as the economy permitted it, she would succeed. She didn't tell her Dad for a while as she was afraid he would not approve, so I was sworn to secrecy. He was actually so impressed and proud of her too as we both knew that she was equal to the task. She has exceeded even her own expectations and we could not be happier for her. For the better part of the past year, she not only ran and worked the company, but she was working at the local library too, until she couldn't continue to do both. Kimmie has worked very hard and long to accomplish what she has and we are so proud to call her our daughter. I also have to add that her husband Al has been a great support for her, mailing packages and going on long trips to get supplies, building lots of new shelves etc. Also, our darling granddaughter Emileigh, who has worked alongside Mom when she hasn't been in school. Congratulations Kimmie, you deserve it and we love you!!

Okay, if you have landed here from our wonderful Krafty Krista's Blog, you are in the right place. If you didn't start at Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog, you might want to go back there so that you can leave a comment on each blog to increase your chances of winning.

This week's challenge is to do a Celebration card. It can be birthday, wedding, anniversary or whatever you like as long as it's for a celebration of some kind. I chose to use Birthday Cake Overdose, which is one of the latest release of stamps. I actually made it for my son-in-law's birthday and it's not for a week or so yet, so shhhh, don't tell him!

The card I made could easily be used for a child, but since my SIL is just a big kid at heart, I think he'll be fine with it. I hope so anyway. I coloured Miles with my Copics as always, punched him out with my Nesties Labels 8, then I coloured all around him while he was still in the die, with a pale yellow. I cut the next size up in my Nesties, using Gable Green to frame the image layer. I pop dotted it onto some dollar store papers, which I thought were cute. I punched out another die cut in red with the Labels 8, stamped Birthday Wishes on one end, then cut the piece off and glued it beneath the GG frame. The pretty papers are matted onto some Elegant Eggplant, then onto the card base of G. Green. I added some buttons to match the papers, threaded some linen thread through them, then opened out some raffia style papers and tied them across the card, under the image.

Now, your next step is to go on to the fabulous Melanie's Blog, Paper Blessings. What I wouldn't give to have that girl's talent. She is amazing and a super nice person as well.

When you are finished hopping and commenting, it's time for you to make yourself a nice cup of tea or coffee and take some time to make your own celebration card. Be sure to link it up to Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog. Happy Hopping, girls!!

Blessings,
Diana

46 comments:

  1. hahaha - I TOTALLY need this stamp!! great card, thanks for sharing! :)

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  2. This is one of my fav Miles stamps....just how I feel after one of my kids birthday parties:)

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  3. SO very cute, Diana! I love the bright, happy colors!

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  4. I love this stamp and it is the perfect card
    for celebrating 1 yr.!! A beautiful copics
    coloring and the colors you chose are perfect!

    Joanna McDonald

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  5. BooHooo!! You have me in tears after reading your story about Kimmie!!! You are such a great Mom!!!
    I love your card too!!! It's so bright and cheerful (:

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  6. this card made me laugh its great xx

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  7. Fab card!! I'm waiting to be able to get this image in the UK - I love it!!! Marie xx

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  8. Such bright and happy colors! You did a great job but looks like Miles has already celebrated a little too much...

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  9. What a perfect celebration stamp! I love those bright colors you used.

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  10. I don`t know what happened. I tried to post a comment but it disappeared when i tried to link it up. Maybe you get 2 comments from me:-) Just wanted to say Happy anniversary and that i love your card. It is supercute. Hugs...Mona

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  11. Your card is so cute - that image is adorable! And Kimmie is lucky to have such loving & supportive parents!

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  12. wow what a lovely bright card, love it x

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  13. great card. Kimmie is so lucky to have your love and support and I can understand how proud you must be. A very happy anniversary!

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  14. Kimmie stamps are great and I love this one. It's cute and funny and I love how you put it together.

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  15. Cute Card!
    The image is so cute and I love the color you used.

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  16. Such a cute card! I love this Miles. I picked him up at Krafty Day last week - hope to get some ink on him tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. OOHHH I just love this image! Too Funny. I just received mine recently-can't wait to use him!

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  18. Wonderful comments for Kimmie and your card is cute.

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  19. Very cute and fun card!

    You must be very proud of your daughter, Nana Diana! Her stamps are wonderful!

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  20. This adorable overstuffed mouse cracks me up everytime I see him. Wonderful colors you used.

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  21. I love your card! Miles is so cute!

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  22. too cute and so bright celebration card
    hugs
    céline

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  23. That's really a celebrating card. You can see there's been real celebrating being done :)

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  24. Brilliant card, Diana - I laughed out loud when I saw it! That's exactly how I felt after my birthday cake eating, lol!! Kimmie is one special lady and she is very luck to have great parents who have such faith in her!

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  25. AWWW... *sniff* Kimmie is very lucky to have such supportive and LOVING people in her life. :) I love your card and it is the perfect image for a major celebration!

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  26. This image is too fun! Love your adorable card!!

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  27. What a fun card! Your coloring is fab!!

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  28. Everything about this says young at heart!
    Great card!

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  29. LOL! Miles looks like he definitely had a bit too much cake! :) Cute card!

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  30. I just got my first stamp and chose Charlotte but can't wait for more. Much success and happy b'day!!

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  31. Congratulation on one year! Hope you have many more successful years! Your card is so cute!
    hugs,
    Gini

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  32. What a sweet card. Love the colours you've chosen.

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  33. Love your colouring and bright colours.
    Happy anniversary KKS!
    Hugs, Minnamanna

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  34. Love the way those butoons work with the bright papers & what a lovely idea for your SIL.
    Paula (PEP)
    http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

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  35. what a fun birthday card other Mommy- and your story brought happy tears to my eyes xoxo

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