Saturday, July 28, 2012

Summer Colours - KK Challenge 139!!

Well, it's Saturday again ladies and time for another Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge.  Are you ready for this one?  Our Krafty Girl Pam Varnell would like us to use summer colours and a summer theme on our creations. 

I decided to ink up one of the adorable little Gnomes from the 'What's Up Gnomie' set.  I coloured my little gardening gnome with my Copics and framed the rectangular image layer with some retired Buckaroo Blue, then some bright yellow.  I used some of the lovely Picadilly patterned papers for my layout, framing them with the blue and some Tangerine Tango.  The card base is also bright yellow.  I added some yummy polka dotted Tangerine Tango ribbon, threading a cute brass buckle through it.  I used the sentiment 'There's Gnomeone Like You' on the yellow and punched it out with a punch I forget the name of.  There, I think it's bright and summery enough.  Now it's time for you to make a card using bright summery colours and one lucky lady will win the beautiful mermaid from 'Sea Jewels' that Pam is using on her fabulous card.

Don't forget that since yesterday Kraftin' Kimmie has the Frugal Friday Specials and they are available until Sunday night.  This week they are:- Potionmaster, Angry Ballerina, Roxy, Butterflies Flutter By, Frank 'n' Kitty and Bookworm Jaime.  As always they are from 40 - 50% off, so happy shopping.You will find all these great stamps at Kraftin' Kimmie's Shop.

Can't wait to see your bright and summery creations.

Diana


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ribbon Carousel and Kraftin' Kimmie Blog Hop!! Whoopee!!



Oh BOY!  Hang on to your hats!  We have a TREAT for you today!

The Kraftin' Kimmie Krafty Girls are so excited to be teaming up with the Ribbon Carousel Crewmates to bring you a blog hop that is sure to knock your socks off!  



We girls are all so excited to be joining the Ribbon Carousel folks for this fun blog hop.  I am using this awesome 2 sided satin ribbon on my card.  It's a lovely bright orange which is a perfect match for the S.U. retired Only Orange card stock.  Boy am I glad I still have some left.  On the other side, the ribbon is a delicious pink and I wanted both colours to show.  I managed to find some patterned papers that had both colours in them, so they worked great.  I matted them onto the Only Orange, then onto a Gable Green card base.  I stamped the sentiment onto some more Gable Green and added some bright orange button, which I had threaded with pink embroidery floss.  


I coloured the cute Kraftin' Kimmie image from the set 'Lulu on the Move' and I paper pieced her little dress with some more of the patterned papers.  It's hard to see but it has little yellow dots on it and is the same as the scalloped frame around the image.  This was a fun card and I can't wait to send it to a little girl.  Hope you are having fun on the blog hop.  I know we have had fun getting our cards ready for it.


Lets talk prizes!

Hop along and leave some blog love for our designers for a chance to win one of two great prizes!  The Ribbon Carousel will be giving away a $25.00 gift certificate to the store and Kraftin' Kimmie will be giving away a winner's choice of 1 stamp set or 3 individual stamps!  The winner of the carousel on the Kraftin' Kimmie blog and the winner of the Kraftin' Kimmie stamps will be announced right here on our blog!  

Ready to hop?
Have fun and see you again soon,
Diana

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Yay!! Time for Kraftin' Kimmie's July Release and Blog Hop!!



It’s Krafty RELEASE Day at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!!!  And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!!  There are SO many incredible new stamps to SEE this month and we’ve put them all together in a fabulous showcase JUST FOR YOU!!    

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AWESOME new stamps from all our artists!  We’ve got something for everyone!!  Lulu is back from Cheryl Alger.....we know how much you love her!!  And she’s having a party!! So we are celebrating with a set called BIRTHDAY LULU!  We also have an adorable set of toddlers having a celebration from Emilie Goulet called BIRTHDAY BUDDIES!!  And of course we have a GLAMOROUS new set of six OLD HOLLYWOOD stamps from Annie Rodrigue!  OH and don’t forget the newest set in our BRAND NEW line of stamps called BIRTHDAY TRINKETS by the lovely Nicole Aspinall!!! 

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

Okay, so that's the important stuff out of the way, now to my card.  I got to play with one of the Birthday Lulu Set, they are all so cute.  I used Cupcake Lulu.  I used some retired Gable Green for my card base and for the frame around the image layer.  My patterned papers are Tickled Pink from MME, aren't they cute?  I put a square of one pattern onto some Pumpkin Pie cardstock, then cut out a circle of the orange pattern and cut it into 4 pieces and placed it close to the corners.  I cut a strip of the cherry pattern, matted it onto some more Pumpkin Pie and glued it down the centre.  I cut out the image layer using one of my Labels Nesties, then drew around the outside of the die using some more Gable Green C.S. and cut it out to make a frame.  I also added one of the new Birthday Trinkets, stamping it on white using Baja Breeze ink, then I cut out a Scalloped Circle from one of my Nesties.  I just added a couple of cute little cupcake embellies to finish it off.

Now if you are already hopping, you will have arrived here from the blog of the super talented Alice.  If not,  you will want to begin at Kimmie's Challenge Blog.  From here you will go to the blog of our own amazing artist Emilie.  Wow, am I in great company!!

Happy Hopping,
Diana
 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Let's Go Dotty!

Okay, so it's the last Preview card before the July Kraftin' Kimmie Release and Krafty Blog Hop!  Today we are featuring all the new stamps from our fabulous Annie Rodrigue. This month the theme is Hollywood and they are all just fabulous!!  I am using Gene, who of course does look a little like Gene Kelly, doesn't he?  I am a big Gene Kelly fan and have lots of his movies.  I love old musicals and have quite a collection of them.  Happily I can say that my darling granddaughter has inherited that love of old movies and we have spent many an evening watching them together since she was quite little.  She is now 20 and collects them herself.

This week's challenge is to use dots on your card.  They can be in your papers, in your ribbon or whatever.  Just have fun and a random winner will be chosen and will get to choose either Lana or Marilyn as our hostess Cheryl is using both those stamps on her absolutely awesome card!!

For my card base I used River Rock cardstock with some retired Close to Cocoa matted onto it.  I used S.U. Apple Cider patterned papers and did some stitching around most of the layers.  I added some River Rock Ribbon across the centre and added one of the new Birthday Trinkets, which are also being released on Sunday.  I finished off with a few brown half pearls.

To see the creations of all the other girls, go to Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog for the list.  Don't forget to leave some love at all of the girls blogs for a chance to win some of the new Annie stamps.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the release of all the new stamps as well as some more creations with these gorgeous new images.  Join in our awesome blog hop and leave some comments for a chance at winning some more new rubber!!

See you tomorrow,
Diana

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Day 2 of Kraftin' Kimmie's July Release Previews!

Hi everyone and it's Thursday, time for the second lot of previews for Kraftin' Kimmie's July Release.  Today we are showing some more Lulus from the fabulously talented Cheryl.  This month we have Birthday Lulu, which as usual come in a set of 3 and they have 5 adorable sentiments to choose from.  I am using Lulu's Party Dress, doesn't she look so cute and happy with herself in it?

I do have to tell you that in real life, the image frame and the sentiment layer are much closer to the tones of the patterned papers.  I just could not get a natural looking photo.  Anyway, I coloured Libby with my trusty Copics and sponged around the die frame with a green chalk ink before removing the cardstock.  I then took the die and drew around the outside on the pink cardstock to create a frame for the image layer.  I used some lovely Daisy D Sweet Baby Jane patterned papers.  I have had them a long time, but I just love them.  I matted each layer of paper onto some light green cardstock and the base is white.  I heat embossed the sentiment on pink, using Winter White embossing powder.  I wanted to keep the look soft, so I didn't use black ink.  I added some lovely sheer white ribbon and a bow across the centre and finished it off with a couple of ice cream cone embellies on the right.  I was quite happy with this one and I had fun making it.

Now go and check out the blogs of all the other Krafty Girls and make sure you leave a comment at each of our blogs for a chance to be the lucky winner of a set of these lovely Birthday Lulus.

You will find the list of all the participating Krafty Girls on Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog.  Some of us will be back tomorrow with creations using some more of the July Release stamps.  I will be back on Saturday and you won't want to miss seeing what the girls have done with Saturdays stamps. 

All of these babies will be available on Sunday morning at Kraftin' Kimmie's Shop when we will have another great Krafty Hop and some of you ladies will win some more new stamps.  So keep watching and keep commenting.

See you on Saturday,

Blessings,
Diana

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #136 Use your favourite Kraftin' Kimmie stamp!

Well, hi and Happy Saturday to all of you stamping fiends out there.  For all of our friends in the States and Canada, we hope you are coping with this crazy intense heat.  It's so hot and humid it's scary.  I feel so very sorry for those folks who are without power etc.  It must be just horrific for them.

Well, as the title says, this week our challenge is to use our favourite Kraftin' Kimmie stamp.  Well, to be honest, I have quite a few favourites, so it's hard to choose.  I decided to pick my current favourite masculine stamps, which is Captain Hook from the latest Kraftin' Kimmie Release.  I couldn't wait to colour him.  I had already made a card with Smee, which I also love, but this Hook character looks so intense and so real, I wanted to use him.  I used my own layout, the papers are 'The Tradewinds' by DCWV.  I just cut pieces in different shapes and sizes and arranged them after matting them with some River Rock and some retired True Thyme cardstock.  The card base is made from the new S.U. cardstock Cajun Craze, so is the frame around the main image.  I added some linen thread, attached an anchor charm and the sentiment 'Ya Scalliwag', which comes with Captain Hook along with the other sentiment 'I'm Hooked On You'!

Now I have to mention that Kraftin' Kimmie is now back in full swing with the store and all the stamps are now available again after 2 months of living in a temporary home and it being impossible to take everything with her.  To celebrate being back at full tilt, Kimmie is having an amazing huge sale.  EVERYTHING in the store is on sale including the new release and all the goodies are 10-50% off.  Wow, now that's a sale.

Also to celebrate, Kimmie is inviting you to apply to be a guest designer for her if you are interested.  Woo Hoo, who wants to give it a try.  The details will be on Kimmie's Challenge Blog.  Be sure to check it out, we know there are a LOT of you out there who do fantastic work and we would be proud to have you.

Have a wonderful Kraftin' weekend.

Blessings to all,
Diana