Friday, September 30, 2011

Hi there, all you Krafty people out there. This is just a reminder for all of you, that Kraftin' Kimmie is hosting her second annual Krafty Day on Sunday, October 16th. All the details are below. Last years' event was a rip roaring success and a fabulous time was had by all. Unfortunately for me, I was in Florida at the time and unable to attend my dear daughters' Special Day. I will be there with bells on this time though and I am so excited to be able to meet the fabulous Annie Rodrigue, the amazing artist who creates Kim's Moonlight Whispers line of stamps. I have been working with her stamps for so long and now to be able to meet her, is awesome.

I hope to see you there, you will have a great time.

Blessings,
Diana



2nd. Annual Krafty Day with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.


Sunday, October 16th, 2011 from 9am-9pm
Best Western Stoneridge Inn in Lambeth, Ontario


- 12 hours of Krafty Fun!

- lots of kroppin' and kraftin' space,
so be sure to bring your projects to work on!

- exclusive KKS tote bag with stampin' goodies!

- special edition KKS stamp to commemorate the occasion!

- coffee, tea, juice, breakfast pastries and cookies for snack times!

(you will be on your own for lunch/supper,
restaurant on site or bring your own)

- four awesome make and takes featuring KKS!

- meet several of our talented Krafty Girls!

- Draws and Door Prizes!

- Scrappin Great Deals store on site for all your Copic needs!

- and of course, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps including
our NEW October release stamps, just for YOU!


$60 per person
**Space is LIMITED**

**NOTE** When registering for Krafty Day,
please keep it on a separate order from anything else.
**PLEASE choose 'walk in/store pickup' for your shipping option!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge 97, A Sketch!

Hidee Ho all you good stampers out there! It's time for another Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge and this week it's a sketch provided by the wonderful and fun new addition to our krafting family, Pam Varnell. Check out her blog, her work is amazing!!

Anyway, my card is quite simple, I think it's close enough to the sketch. I had a couple of Sympathy cards to make this week and I thought the sketch would work well for one of them. I used Very Vanilla card stock and some gold crafting paper. I heat embossed the beautiful flower, which was created by our own very talented Emilie Goulet and it's in the gorgeous Sympathy Set, which comes with several lovely verses and sentiments to go with the flower. I used 'Thinking Of You In Your Time Of Loss'.

I made a 6x6 card base in V. Vanilla and added a strip of the same colour, which I first embossed with my Swiss Dots Embossing Folder. I made a border with the gold paper, then I cut out the flower with my circle Nesties and then I used a Scalloped Nesties to cut out a gold frame for the circle layer. I then added the sentiment, again on V. Vanilla and framed with gold. I just added a gold bow and there you are.

So now why don't you follow the sketch and show us your creation. Just link it up to Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog for a chance to win Joanie, which is the stamp Pam is using on her gorgeous card. Check out the Challenge Blog or my sidebar to pop onto the blogs of all the girls and see what they did with the sketch. Have fun!!

Diana

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Yay, The September Release Is Here!!



HO, HO, HO!!! Today Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is releasing their new September stamps and it’s all about Christmas!!

As you’ve seen over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have lots of FESTIVE new stamps for you to play with for CHRISTMAS! There is a beautiful set from Cheryl Alger called the O Holy Night Nativity Set along with a set of coordinating Nativity Sentiments! We have a super fun set of images from Emilie Goulet called the Happy Holidays collection! If you like elegant, we also have SIX gorgeous ANGELS from Annie Rodrigue! Lastly, we’ve got an amazing set of larger sentiments called Christmas Interior Sentiments that are perfect for finishing off your holiday creations!!!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our Holiday Krafty Hop! 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 these MERRY 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!

And of course, as always, we have our Gimme Kimmies Kits available for those of you who ‘need it all’!! The stamps are grouped together by artist and are available at a discount, but only for a limited time!!


ALSO, we have decided to extend our Gift with Purchase promotion, so EVERY order over $25 before shipping will receive a FREE Steven Leary stamp!!


Yep, it's Sunday, September 18th. and that means that you can now find all these fabby new stamps at Kraftin' Kimmie's Shop! I'm so excited about this release. I love Christmas and I'm so happy that Kimmie is releasing a set of Nativity stamps. I will be playing with these a lot for making my Christmas cards. Most of the cards I send are scripturally based (after all, that's what real Christmas is about) and this set, along with the Nativity Sentiments Set, which is also being released today is perfect for me to use. The Angels are also great for Christmas cards.

Anyway, I have already shown cards using the Wise Men and the Shepherd and this card was made using the Mary and Joseph stamp. I love it, their expressions are so sweet as they adoringly watch baby Jesus sleeping.

I used Cosmo Cricket 'Mitten Weather' for my patterned paper, going for my own simple layout. The cardstocks I used were retired Mauve Mist from S.U., Wild Wasabi, Poppy Parade and River Rock. (I love River Rock!). I used the sentiment 'Away In A Manger' from the Nativity Sentiments set, added some red Grosgrain ribbon and some red gems from my stash.

Now, I'm sure you want to know where to hop to from here. Your next stop is the blog of the sweet and lovely Donna all the way over in Australia. You sure won't be disappointed with her work!! I'm assuming you have come here from Melanie's Blog and what an amazing talent she is. If you haven't come from there, you will want to begin the hop at Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog. So, I wish you happy hopping and happy shopping at the Kraftin' Kimmie's Store if you choose to go there.

Diana

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Preview 3, Blog Hop Tomorrow!!

Well, here we are yet again, I can't believe it's Saturday! Not only is it Release Weekend at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, but today is the day for our weekly Challenge. This week's Hostess is the fun and talented Carole. Carole would like us to make a Christmas card.

Today we are all showing the fabulous work of our amazing artist Annie Rodrigue. Annie has created a group of 6 gorgeous angels for us to use not only for Christmas cards, but they are great for all kinds of cards. For my card, I have used the lovely Elysia. I decided to go for a different style this time. I love to do heat embossing and have not really done any for a long time, but I thought it could work well for this image. I used gold embossing on a purple cardstock, added some gold stickles to Elysia's trumpet, a couple of star brads to the image layer, then matted it onto some gold paper. I embossed a small holly pattern all over a square of the purple, then matted it onto some more gold paper, then onto a card base of the purple. I embossed Hark!, which comes with Elysia on a scrap of purple, cut it out with my smallest Tags Trio Nesties, then cut out a gold border using the outside of the die. I put a gold brad on it, then attached some gold ribbon across the centre of the card.

Don't forget to visit the blogs of all the other Krafty Girls, you will find the links to the participating blogs on the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog. Be sure to leave a comment on each blog as there will be two winners from today, each one winning 3 of the Annie angel stamps.

O.K, so tomorrow will be our Krafty Blog Hop and the release of all these awesome Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

See you then,
Diana

Friday, September 16, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie's September Release Previews. Peek 2

Hello again all you lovely stamping fiends out there. I'm back as promised with another Krafty Peek at another Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp. Today we are all showing the adorable images of our newest artist, Emilie Goulet. I have used Balancing Elf, isn't he cute? I used my Labels Seven Nesties to cut him out, then after sponging around the edges of the image layer while still in the frame, I drew around the outside of the die on some Old Olive cardstock, then cut it out to make a frame for him. I used pretty papers from my 'Me and My Big Ideas' Christmas stack to make a layout for the card. I used Real Red cardstock for the card base and a little scrap of Bashful Blue for the sentiment, which comes from Kimmies Holiday Sentiments. I used my snowflake border punch along the bottom of the red and added some blue rick rack across the strip.
I also finished the inside of the card using one of the 'Christmas Interior Sentiments Set', which will also be released on Sunday. There are a total of 6 sentiments in this set and they are all great for the insides of your cards.

Okay, so don't forget to leave a comment on my blog and also on all the rest of the Krafty Girls Blogs for a chance to win some stamps. Links to the participating designers are on Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog. There will be 3 winners today. Two of you will each win three of the new Emilie stamps and one of you will win the Christmas Interior Set.

There will be more previews tomorrow and more winners, then on Sunday is the release and Blog Hop, so there will be more winners then as well.

Back later and Happy Stamping,
Diana

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Woo Hoo, once again it's time for a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Release!!

Yep, it's time to start showing you the preview cards for the September Release of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! As you can see, this is our Christmas Release. I absolutely love these stamps as Kimmie has chosen to have a Nativity Set this time around. They are created by the fabulous Cheryl Alger and they are all so adorable. This is the Shepherd, but they come in a set of 3 and the other two are Joseph and Mary with Baby Jesus and the other one is of the Wise Men. Also, Kimmie is releasing a Nativity Sentiments Set containing 8 sentiments, all of which are lovely. I used 'For Unto Us A Child Is Born. Unto Us A Son Is Given. Isaiah 9:6' on the inside of my card.
I used Wild Wasabi for the card base, also as the border for the strip of Candy Cane Christmas DP that I put across the bottom of my card. The striped DP is from the same pack of papers and I matted it onto some Pink Pirouette, then onto the card base. I coloured my image with my Copics and cut it out using my Rectangular Nesties, then used some Poppy Parade for a frame. I stamped ' O Holy Night' on some Pink Pirouette and put it on the right side and put some Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon across the bottom. On the inside, I put the sentiment on some more P. Pirouette and adhered it to some white, then put some triangles of some more of the patterned paper in the corners, then matted everything onto some Poppy Parade.

Now be sure to leave a comment on the blogs of all the participating Krafty Girls as one lucky gal (or guy) will win the Nativity Set and the Nativity Sentiments Set. (You will find links to all the girls blogs on Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog.) That is an awesome win for someone!! Tomorrow there will be more winners of stamps, but I'll tell you more about them then. Just make sure you stay in touch until Sunday as there will be winners every day and then on Sunday we will have our Krafty Blog Hop and of course all the new stamps will be available at the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop.

Happy Stamping,
Diana

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Challenge 95 - A Blast From The Past!

Hi all you lovely stampers out there in Blogland! As you see from the title, this week's challenge is 'A Blast From The Past'. Our awesome and talented hostess for this week is Angie and she would like us to use one of our first Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I think this is a great challenge and I was happy to have an excuse to ink up one of my first KK Stamps. I had a hard time choosing, but I have to say that the quirky, mischievous Lillith is probably my very favourite, certainly my favourite of the first ones. She has such expression on her face that you know she's either done something naughty or is about to. Of course, putting a frog on your head when you are dressed in your best clothes is probably a big part of what she's up to. I love that the frog has the same mischievous expression as Lillith.

I used some 'once again unknown paper' for this. I wanted some bold colour for Lillith, so I used this lovely sparkly paper with a black background. I coloured Lillith to match, cut her out with my Labels Eight, then sponged around the edges with some pretty green pigment ink. I put some green satin ribbon across the front and made a bow with my 'Bow Easy'. I pop dotted Lillith on the right, added some orange and green Prima flowers, then I stamped 'You're Toadally Awesome' on some orange cardstock to match the matting behind the dotted layer. I used some Gable Green for the card base. Now we want you to use one of your first Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps to make any kind of card you like. Be sure to link up your creation to Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog for a chance to win Lola Da Vinci, which is the stamp Angie has used on her awesome card.

Also, I want to remind you of Frugal Friday, there are 6 lovely stamps that are on sale until Sunday for 40 - 50% off. The stamps are Sharing is Loving, Little Summer Girl, Virginia, Lily Lemon, Squirrel's Gift and Cheeky Monkey.

Some more great news is that for every order of $25 or more before taxes and shipping, you will receive a FREE Steven Leary stamp. I love Steven Leary's images and have used them a lot.

So go to it stampers and let's see what you have for us. I can't wait to see which stamps you choose for your cards.

See you next week,
Blessings,
Diana

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge #94. Use office supplies!

Okay, here we are, it's Saturday yet again, so time for another Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge! Our hostess with the mostest this week is the wonderful Krafty Kerry and she would like us to use office supplies on our cards. Yikes!! I thought I was in trouble with this one, but as usual I was making things more complicated than they are. I couldn't think of what I had in the way of office supplies, but then I remembered that I have some cute coloured staples and also some round paper clips, so to play it safe, I have used both.

I used the darling image 'Back to School Katie' for my card, I think she has so much personality, captured by our awesome artist Cheryl Alger. I coloured her to match some papers I chose from DCWV Grade School pad, which I only just opened to use and I love it. I used my trusty Copics (big surprise!) and I cut out the image layer with my Labels Fourteen Nesties. I then took the die and drew around the outside to cut out a slightly larger frame for Katie. I used Poppy Parade for this. I matted the two large pieces of patterned paper onto some more Poppy Parade and then onto a card base of Bashful Blue. I then took some Lavender Lace, cut a strip and pleated it all along and used some purple staples to keep it in place. I glued the strip along the centre of the card. I added a fabric apple on the top right, which was given to me by my daughter-in-law (thanks Rita!), stamped 'You Know You Love Me' which actually comes with one of the Glamour Girls, I think it's Betty. The sentiment that comes with Katie is 'Learning is Fun'. I coloured a swirly paper clip with a red Copic marker and added a yellow crayon under the image.

Now let's see your creations using office supplies. I'm sure you will have more original ideas than mine. The randomly chosen winner will receive 'Back to School Mattie' as that's the one Kerry used on her fabulous card.

Don't forget that Kraftin' Kimmie's Frugal Friday started yesterday and the stamps on sale are Caroline, Nick, Engineer Ethan, Tommy Treats, Victoria and Scripture Quotes and all of these stamps are 40-50% off. That is one great deal!!

Hope to see you next week,

Blessings,
Diana

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