Saturday, October 29, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge 102! Can we all say monochromatic?!!


Hi all you ladies out there,

Hope you are having a great Saturday and that you will have a wonderful weekend. As the title says, this week's challenge is to make a monochromatic card. Our wonderful hostess this week is our gal pal from down under, the uber talented Donna.

I decided to use one of the Kraftin' Kimmie Scriptural Quotes on my card as I love them. This is one of my favourite verses and I have to go to it many times. The patterned paper I used it actually Purely Pomegranate. It's long been retired, but I love it. I really wish I had stocked up on more of the cardstock before it was gone. I planned on using two or three different patterns of it on my card, but ended up with just the one. I used some of the P.P. cardstock and some Pink Pirouette for matting and for my flourish accents. I added some pink pearls on the verse layer and a piece of P.P. ribbon across the centre.

When you make your monochromatic cards, be sure to link them up to Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog for a chance to win Winnie, which is the stamp Donna has used on her gorgeous card.

Happy Stamping,

Diana

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie's October Release Day!! Join the Krafty Hop too!!


Do YOU know what day it is??? It’s Krafty RELEASE Day!! Today Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is releasing their new October stamps and there’s SO much to SEE!!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of FUN new stamps for you to get inky with! We’ve got something for everyone!! There is a fun new trio of SNOWPEEPS from Cheryl Alger ! We have a super fun set of five animals having fun in the white stuff from Emilie Goulet called the WINTER WONDERLAND collection! And of course we have an amazing new set of six EVERYDAY GIRLS from Annie Rodrigue!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our OCTOBER 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 incredible 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!!

Yep, it's finally here. I've had so much fun playing with all these cool images and now they are all up at the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop.

For my card today, I have used 'A Cup of Cozy Wishes' by the awesome Cheryl Alger. I think this snowlady is so cute, don't you? She looks like she's really enjoying her big mug of hot chocolate. I coloured her with my trusty Copics and cut her out using my Curved Rectangles Nesties. Then I sponged around the edges while she was still in the die. I used some Cosmo Cricket 'Jolly by Golly' papers, first to make a larger Nestie frame for the image layer. Then I used a piece with some cute cups of cocoa for the background. I added some Real Red Polka Dot ribbon across the front, then I heat embossed the sentiment on some Real Red C.S. using some Winter Wonderland embossing powder. I also used some Diamond Dust flakes for snow on the ground and I painted Christmas Red Stickles on a clear snowflake and glued it in the top right hand corner. I matted it all onto some more Real Red and the card base is Pool Party.

Now, enough about my card, you will want to head on to the next blog. If you have come here from the blog of 'Quixotic Paperies' fabulous Elaine, you are in the right spot. If not, you might want to start at the beginning of the Hop and that's at Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog. Now, your next stop is at the blog of our super talented Melanie. Her work truly takes my breath away!! So enjoy the rest of your hopping and don't forget to leave a comment at each and every blog for more chances to win a package of some of the new release stamps.

Happy Hopping and Stamping too,

Diana

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Well, it's Day 3 now!! Sketch Challenge and Tomorrow is the Big Day!

Well, I'm back again as promised with another Krafty Peek. Today, as I mentioned yesterday we are featuring the fabulous new images from the super talented Annie Rodrigue. As Kimmie has mentioned before, we were so blessed to have Annie come all the way from Montreal for Krafty Day last weekend. Wow, what a talent she is and such a very sweet lady!! It was such a treat to talk with her and to watch her work. She brought her sketch pad with her and we all got to browse it and see all the Moonlight Whispers in their original form. So awesome!!
Here is a picture of Annie in front of the Kraftin' Kimmie Banner which features all Moonlight Whispers images. Well, enough of my drooling over Annie, now to my card. I chose to use Eva, I love the way she is nonchalantly leaning on her shovel. I know I sure never look like that when I shovel snow!!

Well, this week's challenge is a sketch from the awesome Pam Varnell. It's a really nice one too. Not too hard or complicated. You can find the original sketch at Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog. I used some lovely Bo Bunny 'Father Christmas' papers. I used kraft paper for my card base, for some of the matting and also for the sentiment. The other cardstock I used is Garden Green. I finished off with some burgundy Prima flowers, a clear snowflake, some kraft coloured brads and I added some Frosted Lace Stickles for snow.

Now be sure to leave a comment on all our blogs as two lucky ladies will each win 3 of the Moonlight Whispers stamps. Don't forget to come back tomorrow for our Krafty Blog Hop and another chance to win some of the new stamps. All the new stamps will go live at the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop bright and early in the morning!!

See you again tomorrow,

Diana

Friday, October 21, 2011

Day 2 of Kraftin' Kimmie Previews!! Emilie's Images!

Well, it's day 2 of the October Previews for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. Today we are showcasing the very cute and clever images of our own Emilie Goulet. Her images are so unique and amusing, such fun to work with. I have used Cool Kitty for my card, isn't he cute? I also love the sentiment that comes with him. 'You Call This A Winter Wonderland?' I think that's how most of us feel after a couple of months of shoveling snow!! That's certainly the kind of thing my husband says (amongst other things!). I used some Old Olive card stock for my card base, matted some retired Real Ruby C.S. onto it and did my layout with some lovely 'Me and My Big Ideas' Christmas papers. I cut Cool Kitty out using my circle Nesties and made a frame with my Pinking Nesties, using some Bashful Blue. I ran some glittery blue ribbon up the centre behind the image layer and punched out the sentiment, can't remember the name of the punch. I decided to pull out some of my thousands of eyelets and use on the corners and there we are.

Now if you go to Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog, she will give you the links to the blogs of all the girls who made cards etc. today. Be sure to leave comments at all of our blogs for a chance to win all 5 images from Emilie!! Now that's a prize!!

Be sure to come on back tomorrow when we will be showing the new images from our fabulous Annie Rodrigue. Her work never ceases to thrill us all.

See you tomorrow,
Diana

Sunday, October 16, 2011

It's KRAFTY DAY!!

It’s KRAFTY DAY!!! As most of you probably know, we are putting on a fantastic event today with all the local stampers and scrappers!! Since most of our online friends aren’t able to join us, except in spirit, we thought we’d do something special!!

The attendees of Krafty Day will enjoy a lovely KKS tote bag filled with goodies and one of those goodies is a special commemorative stamp, created especially for the event!! It’s called Best Friends and was created by our wonderful artist, Annie Rodrigue! Well, how would YOU like to get one too?!! Beginning today and running only until Friday, October 21st, each and every order over $75 before shipping and taxes will receive this stamp for FREE!! How about that??!!

Wanna see what this awesome stamp looks like???

Head on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps shop to get yours for FREE!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Wow, it's a Special One!! Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge 100!!


It's celebration time at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps today!! Do you know why??? Well, actually it's for a couple of reasons! Firstly, if you've noticed the challenge number.....today is our 100th. KKS Challenge!!! Woohoo! And secondly, this month marks Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps' SECOND BIRTHDAY!!! Can you believe it?? So we're doing something special to mark the occasion!
Have you ever wanted to be a Krafty Girl?? Think ya got what it takes?? Well, here's your chance to show it!! Our challenge for this week is to USE YOUR FAVOURITE KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMP! That's it...nothin' fancy! Just make us a creation featuring one of your fave KKStamps and share it on the KKStamps blog! Link it up with the little blue froggie and leave us a message in the comment section telling us that you're applying for the job! The winner will receive a package of new release stamps and will be joining us for the challenges and krafty peeks for the month of December!! (You can still play along if you're not applying to be a Krafty Girl and we'll have our regular weekly winner!)
Also, you've probably heard that tomorrow is our annual Krafty Day that we are holding for the local stampers and scrappers!! Well, we thought we'd like to do something special for our online krafty friends who can't be with us in person......so come on back tomorrow to find out what we've got goin' on!!! It's exciting!!

My goodness, I just can't believe it's been 2 whole years since my darling daughter took the exciting but very scary plunge into the world of the stamping business. I'm so doggone proud of that gal and also thrilled to have been involved since the beginning and on her Design Team! Wow!! I'm so blessed.

Well, now to my card. This week's challenge is to use your all time favourite Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp. Now that is really is a challenge and a half as I have so many that I love. I have favourites among each artist's collection, but I have to say that I have a very soft spot for this one, which is called Bench Friends. To me it just says it all on the subject of friendship. I just want to say "Awwww" every time I look at it. The papers I used are Basic Grey Origins and this is my favourite paper ever. I have been trying to get some more, but apparently it's discontinued and I can't find it. I popped a few Prima flowers on there too.

So now, how about if you make us a creation with your favourite KK Stamp. Be sure to link it up to Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog for a chance to win this weeks' giveaway stamp, which is Lavinia as that's the stamp Kraftin' Kimmie has used. Guess I forgot to tell you that she is the hostess for this week. Eek! Where is my head?!!

Don't forget also about Frugal Friday! The stamps on special this week are :- Emelia, Angry Ballerina, Rosabelle, Carlos the Crab, Sunny the Turtle and the beautiful Sympathy Quotes.

O.K., so be sure to come back tomorrow for some more exciting news. I can't wait, as it's Kraftin' Kimmie's Krafty Day and I will be there along with most of the local Krafty Girls and the fabulous Annie Rodrigue is coming all the way from Quebec to spend the day with us. It will be so awesome to meet the super talented artist whose wonderful illustrations we have been working with all this time!

See you tomorrow,

Blessings,

Diana

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sparkle and Shine! Challenge 99!!

Hi and Happy Saturday to all!! I hope all you South West Ontarians are enjoying all the fabulous weather we are having. I'm sure there are lots of other areas where the weather is lovely, but we had been having such cold and dismal weather for a while that I thought that we were deep into fall. It's such a blessing for our immediate area as it's the Brigden Fair this weekend and there have been so many years when the weather for it has been really atrocious. Last year though was beautiful and it looks like being so again.

Anyway, to my card. This week our lovely hostess is the very talented Michele Boyer. Michele would like us to use some Sparkle and/or Shine on our cards. Not too difficult a task, right? I have used the lovely Elysia on my card, if you can't put sparkle or shine on an angel, then you're in trouble, don't you think? I coloured Elysia with my Copics, then I painted some Smooch Pearlized Topcoat on her wings. It doesn't show up well in the photo, but it looks better IRL. I also put some Platinum Stickles on her trumpet. I used some Foof-A-La Christmas papers on the card base, then added some red half pearls in the corners for a bit more shine. I also heat embossed the sentiment using some glittery Winter Wonderland embossing powder for a little more sparkle. So now we would like you to show us some Sparkle and/or Shine on your Kraftin' Kimmie card, just link it up to Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog so that we can check it out and also enter your name for the random drawing for this week's stamp. Michele has used the Mary and Joseph scene for her gorgeous card, so the winner will receive that stamp plus a random sentiment. Also check out Kimmie's Challenge Blog for links to the cards of all the Krafty Girls, they are all gorgeous!!

Now don't forget Kraftin' Kimmie's Frugal Friday Specials, which will be available until Sunday night. This weeks' great stamps are:- Monique, Lisette, Fanny, Pumpkin Miles, Skiing Miles and Bookworm Jaime.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Weekend everyone, I hope you all have as many blessings to be thankful for as I do.

Diana

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie's Paper Piecing Challenge!!

Well, it's that time again! Time for another Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge and this week, our lovely and very talented Nicole is the hostess for this week. She wants us to do some paper piecing on our projects. I love paper piecing, I think it looks so cool (just look at the cards the other Krafty Girls have made). My problem is that I usually forget to do it!! Anyway, I enjoyed paper piecing the little girls' dress and the flower on her hat on this very sweet Cheryl Alger image. This one is called 'Butterflies Flutter By' and I just love it. It works for so many different card occasions. You can use it for a little girl or for a big girl. Who wouldn't be thrilled to get a card with this little gal on it? You can find this Cheryl Alger creation at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

I coloured this image and then paper pieced her outfit. I cut it out using my oval large scallop Nesties. I used some gorgeous Cosmo Cricket Pixie-licious patterned papers, matted onto some teal card stock. I put a strip of the same paper as I used on her dress and flower across the front, using some more teal as a border on it. I punched out a strip of orange and placed it down the left side, then I stamped the sentiment and punched it out using the same orange. I added a couple of punched out butterflies and placed them in the top corners after putting some clear gems on them. That's it, done!

A WORLD CARDMAKING DAY SALE!!

Oh! Are you interested in a SALE!?!! We thought you might be! We'd like to celebrate World Cardmaking Day in a BIG way!! So how about a fantastic SALE!?!!

From Saturday morning to Monday night, you will be able to take advantage of a HUGE sale!! Over half our inventory will be on sale 25-50% off, including ALL our lines of images! So scoop up some specials for yourself or for a krafty person on your Christmas list!!

Have fun stamping and checking out Kimmie's sale this weekend.

Diana