Saturday, May 25, 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge 180! Fun in the Sun!!

Howdy all you crafters out there.  It's Saturday again and that means it's time for another Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge.  This week our Hostess is the insanely talented Melanie.  She would like us to create something with a Fun in the Sun theme.  That sure isn't too hard with all the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps that have to do with summer and the great outdoors. 

I thought I'd use Lulu from the set 'Let's Dish the Dirt' with her plant pots, getting ready for some lovely blooms to come.  I'm thinking she was sitting out on a sunny day and just in case, I put my own 'kind of sun' on my card.  I used one of the very cute 'Spring Trinkets'.  It says 'Spring Has Sprung'.  I mounted it onto my Barely Banana coloured sun, then put a little flower in the centre, attaching it with a Barely Banana brad.  My patterned papers are Everyday Eclectic from Echo Park.  I love the colours in them.  I made a tag from one pattern, added a brad and threaded some Island Indigo ribbon through it.  I mounted my image layer onto some Island Indigo cardstock and added some flowers in the bottom right hand corner.  The main background paper was matted onto the same Island Indigo c.s. and the card base is Blushing Bride.  

So come on gals, let's see your 'Fun in the Sun' creations, we can't wait to check them out 

Happy Stampin'
Diana

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps May Release!!

Well welcome back!! It’s Krafty RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!!
 

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists! We’ve got something for everyone!! We've got TWO sweet new summertime sets from Nicole.......GOOD VIBRATIONS and SUMMER LOVIN’!! We’ve got two sweet new sets from Cheryl……SHELL ME A STORY and TOTALLY TUBULAR!! And of course we have an amazing new set of SIX awesome stamps in our BEACHY GIRLS collection and they are simply A-mazing!!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our MAY Krafty Hop! 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 available NOW!

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!!

We’ve also re-released some of our favourite Retired Summer stamps….Eleanor, Florence, Jack and Mae which you can pick up right now! AND we’ve put our awesome BEACHY SENTIMENTS and MERMAID SENTIMENTS on special right now to coordinate with ALL of our new stamps!!
Okay, that's the important stuff from headquarters, ha ha!!  Now to my li'l card.  I used Lucas and his tube from the Totally Tubular set.  The other two lovely images are of Lexi in her blow up pool and Lulu wearing sunglasses and carrying her pail.  These Cheryl Alger images are always fabulous.   So I coloured Lucas and made a little sand beneath his feet.  I happened to find a cute little crab in my embellies stash so I put it right by his toes.  Do you think it will nip him?  The papers I used are 'Destination Paradise' by Me and My Big Ideas.  I matted them onto some Pumpkin Pie and the card base is Gumball Green.  Love that colour.  I used the sentiment 'Hope Your Day is Totally Tubular' and stamped it on a cloud made from a die.  I added a little pair of sunglasses and there you have it.
Now let's celebrate summer with our NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!
Diana

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge 177. Banners!!

Well, welcome back for another supah fun challenge here at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!! We are LOVING your submissions!!! You're rockin' these challenges!! It's awesome to see so many of you creating with KKS!!! Keep them coming!

This week our hostess is SHARON!! And her challenge is BANNERS!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp that features a banner of some sort!! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd LOVE to see your KKS designs. We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN some Kraftin' Kimmie rubbah!!!

Are you coming to our National Scrapbook Day Krafty Krop??? It starts this morning on the KKStamps Facebook Fan page!!! We've got fun challenges for you every couple of hours starting at 10am EST....lots of chit chat with the Krafty Girls.....krafty fun and PRIZES!!! You'll have almost a week to upload your submissions but a bunch of us are hangin' out and gettin' krafty together TODAY!!! Come join us!!
Also, Kimmie has a great sale going on for National Scrapbooking Day.  There are about 50 stamps and stamp sets on sale, from 20 - 50% off.  You can even find some retired stamps that Kim has brought back into the shop, but there are only a few of each, so you will want to check it out.
Now to my little effort.  I used one of the very cute stamps in the Sunshiney Day set.  I really need to play with the other two, I just love them.  For my card base, I used YoYo Yellow and matted some really yummy Fruit Stand patterned papers by Doodlebug and some Green Galore cardstock onto it.  Of course Lexi was coloured with my Copics and I used my square and scalloped Nestie Dies to frame her.  I put a strip of Fruit Stand down the left side on a piece of orange cardstock, then I tied some YoYo Yellow ribbon down the strip.  I don't really have anything for making banners, so I used a little flag die from my collection and adhered 3 of them against a piece of embroidery cord and stuck a few green gems on them.  I added the sentiment 'Have a Bright Sunshiney Day', which is one of several sentiments which come with the set  I think that's it.
 Be sure to link up your creations to Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog for a chance to win the stamp Sharon is using.
Have a fabulous weekend,
Diana