Saturday, February 26, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
For my card I used Betty from the Glamour Girls release. She was a perfect fit for the circle needed for this sketch. I stamped her on Neenah white cardstock, coloured her with my Copics, then cut her out using one of my circle Nesties.
I then sponged around her using pink chalk ink while she was still in the die. I used my Scalloped Circle Nesties for the frame and I used the new Early Espresso cardstock from S.U. My DP is Sweet Always, again from S.U. I matted that onto some Regal Rose cardstock and the card base is Pumpkin Pie. I used some orange taffeta ribbon across the front, put some Prima Flowers in the upper left corner, using pink heart brads for the centres. I stamped 'Hey Hot Stuff' from Kimmie's Beachy Sentiments on some Regal Rose and punched it out using my Modern Labels Punch.
That's it, hope you are having a wonderful day.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Our hostess for this week is the wonderful Elaine, our pal from over the pond. In fact she lives not too far from where I was born and raised. I love Elaine's style, it is very much her own and she uses a lot of sewing, which is always beautiful. Anyway, Elaine has given us a sketch to use this week. You will find it over at Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog, which is also where you will find the fabulous creations of all the other Krafty Girls. Since Elaine is using one of the new Krafty Quotes stamps, whoever wins the random drawing for their creation, will get ALL 4 of the new Krafty Quote set of stamps. Bonus!!
For my card, I used The Froggie Family from the January Release. I haven't inked this one up before as I'm always chicken to colour the animal ones, but I really had fun with it and I'm not too displeased. Mind you, please don't compare it with the Froggies done by the other Krafty Girls. Theirs are fabulous.
Anyway, I used the sketch and the frogs were the perfect shape to go in a circle Nestie for the required circle. I matted the image layer onto some retired Buckaroo Blue S.U. cardstock, which I almost forgot I had, but it was the perfect shade to work with my Making Memories 'Chloe's Closet' patterned papers, which I love. I used my Inverted Scalloped Circles for this frame. The card base is also Buckaroo Blue and the patterned papers are matted onto some yummy Peach Parfait S.U. papers. I stamped Hoppy Birthday on a tag of the P. Parfait and put 3 blue 'gems' on the upper left corner piece of paper.
I think that's it, so now it's your turn to used Elaine's lovely sketch and show us your creations. Don't forget that the winner will get all 4 of the Krafty Quotes. Be sure to check out all the other Krafty Girls cards, which you can get to from Kimmie's Challenge Blog, or from my sidebar.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Today Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is releasing their new FEBRUARY images!
This month we are debuting a new line of stamps called Krafty Quotes!! These sets of stamps are perfect for scrapbooking or for the scrappier stamper....as these stamps can be used as the focal point of your creation, or in addition to your coloured images! We’ll have a new set each month!
As you’ve seen over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, Annie Rodrigue is Rockin’ and Rollin’ this month with FIFTIES themed stamps!! There are seven images in the complete set and they are Danny, Fanny, Joanie, Judy, Jukebox, Patsy and Richie!! Each one comes with TWO or THREE coordinating sentiment stamps!! Let’s go to the HOP!
Steven Leary is helping us shake off those winter blues by helping us to THINK SPRING!! Miles and Maisie and some new friends are playing in the springtime sunshine!!! We have Bicycle Miles, Catching Butterflies, Rainy Day Miles, Springtime Maisie and Springtime Bunnies!!! Stinkin’ CUTE!!
You will get to see most of the new images while you sit back and enjoy our Krafty Hop! You’ll see all the Krafty Girls, along with some very special Krafty Guests along the way!! If you want to start from the beginning, just head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of stamps from the new release!! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are NOW available!
Again we’ve got ‘Gimme Kimmie’s Kits’ for those of you who just HAVE to have all the new images! We’ve grouped each line of stamps together and called them the ‘Gimme Kimmies Kits’!!! Instead of clicking on each image that you’d like, you only have to click once to pick up a Gimme Kimmies Kit AND it’s at a discounted price!! What could be better???
So, for my card today, I used the adorable Bicycle Miles, isn't he cute?!! I coloured him and cut him out with my scalloped circle Nesties, then put him on a piece of DP cut out with one of my Dahlia Nesties. My papers are DCWV Citrus and I used Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise and Kiwi Kiss cardstocks. I used some Kiwi Kiss Striped ribbon across the middle, added a couple of flowers in the corner, then I used the sentiment 'Life is a Journey'.
So now if you have arrived here from the fantastic Krista's Blog, you are in the right place. If not, you might want to start back at the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog. From here you proceed to the blog of our Amazing Andrea. Don't forget to leave a comment on each blog so that you will have lots of chances to win some of the wonderful February Release Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.
Happy Blog Hopping,
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Okay, so today is the second day of Kraftin' Kimmies Krafty Peeks and all the Krafty Girls are featuring Steven Leary's stamps. I just LOVE playing with his stamps, there is always a little humour in his images and that's what makes them so special. As you can see, today Miles is 'Catching Butterflies'. Isn't he adorable? These images are so much fun to colour and if you want to make a simple card, they are a great size for making an A2 card. I wanted to make a 6 x6 today as I was using my cute butterfly paper from Making Memories, this pad is called Flower Patch. Anyway, I wanted the card front to be big enough to show a lot of the butterflies. My card stocks are Barely Banana and Wild Wasabi. I added some green pearls, some of Kimmie's yummy ribbon, (I've been staying with her again for a few days, first for her Krafty 40th. Birthday Party, then to make cards and to help out with her stamps. Boy, is that girl busy?!!) then I stamped 'The Joys of Spring' from Kraftin' Kimmies Fairy Sentiments.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Today Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is debuting a new line of stamps that will appeal to both scrappers and stampers alike! The sets are called 'Krafty Quotes'!! Each month we'll be releasing a new set and each set will have four quotes which are larger in size than your average word stamps. These gorgeous sentiments are perfect to accent your scrapbook pages, your main card images or to become the focal point of your design!
This month, Krafty Quotes #1 features quotes from Audrey Hepburn, Louisa May Alcott, Lucille Ball and Mother Teresa!!
My card features the quote from Mother Teresa. I used a simple layout, the card base is vanilla, which I stamped with a swirly image in Chocolate Chip. The image layer, also vanilla is cut out with my Labels Nesties. I framed the image layer with a larger Nesties die in Chocolate Chip. Then I added some little roses and glued some punched leaves behind them. Quite simple!
Well, that was the first Krafty Peek from me, be sure to come back tomorrow for a second peek. Also, don't forget to check out the blogs of all the other Krafty Girls and see their amazing creations.
Till tomorrow then,
Saturday, February 5, 2011
This week our hostess is the lovely Tracy and the theme is Seeing RED! So make sure you've got some red on your creation and join us!!! And if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp as well, you'll be entered into the random draw to win some new rubber!!!
For my card I used the lovely new Abigail Apple!!! Isn't she sweet?? I used some bright and fruity K&Company papers, Stampin' Up cardstock and some grosgrain ribbon. I used the accessory stamp and the coordinating sentiment stamp that comes with Abigail! Lastly I attached some matching Prima flowers!!
I hope you can join us this week for our RED challenge! Now hop on over to the Challenge Blog and take a look at what the other Krafty Girls have for you!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, February 3, 2011
CONTEST: Have you ever thought that you might have what it takes to be a Krafty Girl??? Well, we're holding a contest and YOU could be the winner of a Krafty Girl Guest Spot for the month of April!!! Here's what you'll need to know:
Krafty Guest responsibilities:
- provide samples and post on your blog for 4-5 days of Krafty Peeks leading up to and including the Release Day Krafty Hop for April (mid month)
- join in all Saturday challenges for the month of April and post them on your blog
- samples must be submitted in a timely fashion and blog posts must be up on time
Krafty Guest will receive:
- a pack! age of April release stamps will be sent to you in advance of the release to play with and make samples with (top secret...keep them under your hat.....heehee)!
- you will get to be a part of the Krafty Girl yahoo group and hang out with the other designers for the month of April
- if local, you will get to join us in the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps booth at Scrapfest in Kitchener on April 8/9th
- you will receive a discount coupon code, to use during the month of your guest spot
- you will need to submit a card/project for every challenge during the month of February and link it up to the appropriate post on the Challenge Blog
- let us know that you are applying for the Krafty Guest spot position by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us a little about yourself, your crafting and include a link to your blog and and online galleries
- be sure that you can commit to! the Krafty Guest responsibilities for the month of April
- EVERYONE is encouraged to apply....don't worry if you've never been on a design team before.....we wanna see your STUFF!!!