Saturday, September 29, 2012

KK Challenge 148

Hi all, how's your Saturday going? I'm well but unfortunately I have to say farewell to the Kraftin Kimmie DT and Kimmie herself. I have had a wonderful month being Guest Designer for Kraftin Kimmie and have learned alot. (and made great friends, too!!!)
With all the images that I had the pleasure of coloring this month, I feel my coloring skills have improved which is a great perk! This little cutie is Gabrielle and although she's not a birthday image per-se, I used her for my birthday card here. Hope my SIL likes it!
The Challenge this week is use your favorite so you all should be able to play, Won't you join us?
And don't forget to check out the Frugal Friday specials. They will be discounted all weekend so go check them out!
Have a great weekend, peeps!  Love to the DT

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

TSG174 and Fall Challenges

Hi Bloggy Friends, Time for me to get inky with some Fall stamps. This "There she Goes" stamps set has been sitting around waiting for me to use it. What a great couple of sets, Buckets of Love and the Buckets of Love Holiday Additions.

The Copic gods were smiling on me last night when coloring this. I'm pretty happy with it. And this sketch made putting the card together a breeze! I used Echo Park's Walk in the Park paper and some Kraft CS. I also cut my image out with some Spellbinder Rectangles and Scalloped Rectangles. To finish it off, some seam binding, a button, a leaf-shaped pin and twine were added.
Now I feel that Fall has arrived now that I made a fall card! Just have to pull out my Fall home decor stuff. :)

 Here's another view. The links to challenges are below.

There She Goes-Sketch challenge 174
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday-Fall
Designed to Color Challenge-Vegetable Harvest
Simon Says-Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown-Fall Colors
RCC Challenge-Buttons and Bows
See you soon!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Color Throwdown.Niece's New Home Card

Hi Bloggers, I made a card for my Niece who just bought her first home. I used the current Color Throwdown 210 for this. I just love this Echo Park This and That paper pad. I'm surprised how much I reach for it lately!

I also used a cute Kraftin Kimmie Stamp called Bug Buddies 2 which I just received in the mail. I will enter it as a second submission to the Fall Colors challenge on the KK blog.  I already had one as a guest designer. The only reason I'm linking it up is that that more people see it!
I made up the design and didn't use a sketch. Hope you enjoyed looking!!!
Kim :)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

PCS -Star Challenge

Hi Friends, I'm playing along in Papercraft Star's Challenge this week to add a star or stars to you card. I have some serious paper love for this Bo Bunny paper! I also know someone who's gonna have a boy in a few months so this goes in my stash for her.
The little rocket stamp is Stampin Up. I masked off the the little sentiment that said "have a blast" cuz it wasn't a baby sentiment. I colored the rocket twice and popped up one layer. I used a rub on for the sentiment. The sketch is an older Mojo Monday from this year. A Verve tag die was used and tied with bakers twine.
Thanks for visiting!
Kim :)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Kraftin Kimmie Challenge Fall Colors

Hi bloggers, time for another challenge at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps! This week's challenge is Fall Colors. I chose sweet Natsuko and dressed her up in Basic Grey's Konnichiwa line. I know it has a some pink and blue mixed in with the browns and oranges but it's so cute!!! A beautiful Prima flower gives it an Autumn feel.
I'm not too happy with the stickles on the lantern, they must be distress stickles cuz they are not sparkle-y AT ALL. I used an embossing folder on the background paper but the name escapes me at the moment.
I hope you all can join up this week!

It's challenge time again with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. And we've got another FUN one for ya!! So please play along, we can't wait to see your creations!!! Share them here, share them on our Facebook fan page and share them in your online galleries, like SCS!!

First off, the random winner from last week is.......Anita M!! Check out the incredible scene she created using Birthday Lulu!! Super cute!! Be sure to contact me with your shipping info and congratulations!

This week our hostess is KIM O!! And she wants us to use FALL COLOURS!! Well, I guess it is officially fall now, so let's get into the spirit!! Don't you love the cooler temperatures, going for walks in woolly sweaters and watching the leaves turn?? SO much fun! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd LOVE to see your KKS designs. We hope you can play along!!!

**Have you heard about KRAFTY DAY with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps?? You can find out all the details about our annual krafty good time, with make and takes, food, fun, door prizes...and even Annie Rodrigue herself....right HERE!!! Hope you can join us on October 20th in London, Ontario! Spots are limited and tickets are already selling fast!!**

Don't forget about this weekend's FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS at 30-50% OFF !! We've got SIX of our awesome stamps on SALE for you this weekend! So head on over and check it out!! Also our NEW Holiday Release is NOW available with lots of fantastic images from all of our artists! And the September Gimme Kimmies Kits are up as well, but only for a limited time!

Now let's get on with the show! Check out the INCREDIBLE creations by our Krafty Girls and Krafty Guests!! If you join us for this week's Fall Colour challenge, you could WIN the gorgeous Lulu stamp, as featured on Kim O's sweet card!!!
Have a great weekend!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Rosh Hashanah Card

Hi Friends, I have some loved ones who celebrate Rosh Hashanah so I made them a card. I wanted to play with my new MFT birdcage die set so I set out to look thru my papers for something to work with and settled on this pretty Kaisercraft paper. I used last week's Mojo Monday sketch and some pretty PTI Card Stock and ribbon.
The stamp set is from Michaels, name unknown but it has sentiments for all the year's holidays. I used 2 dew drop inks, a light aqua and a darker one. Button and flowers are from my stash. The card's a bit girlie but my MIL won't mind. :)
This card will be submitted to some challenges. First, Papercraft Star's challenge is to use a birdcage. Creative Paper Trade's very first challenge is a pretty pastel palette. Ribbon Girl's challenge is Pink and Green. Paper Play Time's challenge is to use punches and a sentiment.

Thanks for visiting today!  Kim

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Kraftin Kimmie Blog Hop

 Well welcome back!! It’s Krafty RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! We're deckin' our halls and jinglin' our bells with the NEW Holiday Stamps for you to SEE this month and we've got them in a fabulous showcase just FOR YOU!

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!! Lulu is back from Cheryl Alger.....and she's all dressed up for the holidays with her little's HOLIDAY LULU AND LIBBY!! We also have an adorable set of SIX images from Emilie Goulet called SANTA AND HIS ELVES! And of course we have an amazing new set of SIX super sweet HOLIDAY GIRLS from Annie Rodrigue that are simply precious! OH and don’t forget the exclusive line of sentiment stamps that will coordinate with ALL your images.... called HOLIDAY TRINKETS by the lovely Nicole Aspinall!!!

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

 Well Friends, I colored up Gemma and made her into a Hanukkah card. We have to share the love with all the holidays, right? I'm lovin all the Annie R. stamps for this release. I hope you are enjoying the hop! Kim :)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Annie + Sketch

Now how totally awesome were those ELVES by Emilie Goulet that we previewed yesterday?? So fun!! The Krafty Girls cards were SO awesome!! Wanna know the random commenters who are each getting a few of those cuties?? The winners are..... KIRSTY and RACHEL! Congratulations and be sure to contact me with your mailing information!!

So are you here for a new challenge or are you here to check out the brand new ANNIE stamps for SEPTEMBER???? Well, either way, we've got ya covered!! Not only do we have a new weekly challenge but we also have SIX new AWESOME stamps!!!

Now if you are an Annie FAN, you know that she's been doing some illustration work for a children's book!! And she's tried out a new style lately! Well, we LOVED the new style SO much, that she's done her new HOLIDAY GIRLS stamps in that sweet style!!! We KNOW you'll LOVE them as much as we do!! Just wait 'til you see all the incredible creations by the Krafty Girls and Guests featuring Gemma, Grace, Joy, Madeline, Nettie and Penelope!! Prepare your pocketbook.....because you're gonna want them ALL!

Check out all the amazing creations on today's hop in combination with this week's challenge!! The lovely SHERI is our hostess this week and her challenge features a fantastic SKETCH!! Use the sketch she has provided as inspiration for your card or scrapbook page! And the random winner of this week's challenge will receive the new GRACE, as featured on her gorgeous creation!! We really hope you are inspired by this week's challenge and share your inky creations!!! We SO enjoy seeing your beautiful designs inspired by our challenges!

OH and the random winner from last week's challenge is....POPS!! Check out her fantastic creation featuring Lola Lollipop! Congrats and be sure to email me with your information!!

Below you will find all the Krafty Girls and Guests who have goodies to show you today and while you're visiting their blogs, be sure to leave some love at each stop because TWO lucky ladies are each going to WIN a package of today's stamps!! Woohoo!!!

ALL of our SEPTEMBER stamps will be available TOMORROW at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! So be sure to come on back to enjoy our Release Day Krafty HOP!!

So girlies, I'm thrilled to be sharing my Annie card today! Isn't this a cute sketch? I have been saving those little cookie cutter findings since last Christmas! My heart shaped sentiment is supposed to be a xmas cookie! And I just got these cute heart shaped spellbinder dies. :)  I know my paper peicing looks one dimensional in the photo but it isn't. It's a cute tone on tone plaid with copic shading! Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Emilie Stamps, Day 3

Welcome back!! We hope you enjoyed all the sweet as pie cards we shared yesterday featuring the new HOLIDAY LULU & LIBBY set! Totally adorable, wouldn't you say??

Today at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps we are sharing SIX new individual stamps by the totally talented Emilie Goulet!!! Get ready to meet SANTA AND HIS ELVES!! We've got the most awesome elves in some sticky situations, the big man himself *may* have gotten himself in some trouble....there's a reindeer and a cuddly little kitten!! Just wait 'til you see them all!!

Below you will find a list of all the Krafty Girls who are sharing PEEKS with you today so grab a cup of coffee and check them out! And as you're hoppin' around, be sure to leave a comment at each stop because two winners will each win a package of some of these fun stamps!!

All our new SEPTEMBER 2012 stamps will be available on Sunday (late Saturday night) at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! And come on back tomorrow because not only will we have a fantastic new challenge for you, but we'll be revealing the NEW stamps by Annie Rodrigue!!!

Oh, this cute little Kitten is my favorite!!!! I decided to make up this card with these cute non-traditional colors. I added some ribbon, twine, button and punched branches. Do you recognize the sketch? It's this month's Sketch for you to Try.
My 2nd card features another Emilie Stamp called Scissors. This card uses last years BG paper line, Nordic Holiday, some glitter ribbon and a fancy tag die cut to feature the sentiment. Thanks for visiting today!!  Kim
Now get ready for some great creations!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Lulu + Trinket

Welcome back to our SEPTEMBER Krafty Peeks!!! Today we are excited to share the THREE new images and SIX matching sentiments included in our new Lulu set by artist Cheryl Alger!!! This ADORABLE new set is called HOLIDAY LULU AND LIBBY and the whole set is too freakin' CA-UTE!

All the Krafty Girls and Krafty Guests listed below have lots of super designs to show you, so be sure to hop over to each of them! And while you're there, be sure to leave a comment because one lucky stamper is going to WIN the new HOLIDAY LULU AND LIBBY set!!!!!

Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE new stamps we have to show you as the Happy Holidays theme continues, this time by artist Emilie Goulet!!! And ALL the new stamps will be available on Sunday at the KKStamps Shop!!

Thanks for visiting! Kim

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Trinket.Day 1

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!! Well....not if you look outside. But it is at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps !! Get ready for our HOLIDAY 2012 RELEASE!!!!! We are kicking off the *New* September Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps previews today and first off, we’d like to introduce you to a beautiful new set of Trinkets!!! We are very excited to share with you our….HOLIDAY TRINKETS!!!

These circular sentiment stamps have been created and designed by the totally talented Krafty Girl, Nicole Aspinall!! They are made especially to fit in your 1 3/8ths and 1 ¾ inch punches, for quick and easy cutting!!! This month we are releasing the HOLIDAY Trinkets set which includes EIGHT trinkets in each set with four of each size and they come as both positive and negative images, so you can use your black or brown ink with the positive stamps and use your coloured inks with the negative ones!! You will get the set as a completely unmounted full sheet of deeply etched grey rubber.

A lot of the Krafty Girls are cardmakers and we have found these to be such a quick and easy way to add a sentiment to our creations or to use as the focal point on your cards! They are also perfect for your Smashbook pages and your scrapbook pages, not to mention your altered items and tags!! What a great way to make a bunch of gift tags for all those presents under the tree!! No stamper's stash is complete without them!

Now just you wait 'til you see the awesome samples the Krafty Girls have put together for you....and be sure to comment on each and every stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN the new HOLIDAY TRINKETS set!!!

Happy Holidays!!! *wink*

And away we go!!!!! Imagine my delight when I discovered that Kraftin Kimmie Trinket stamps fit PERFECTLY inside this Spellbinder Die Fancy Tags 3!!! So tickled!! It took me several tries before I settled on a color choice. I tried distress ink, copic coloring, two tone, all kinds of things and decided that with this paper from MME Lost and Found Christmas I would just keep it simple. I added a bit of stenciled green ink while still in the die and stamped the trinket in a Cat Eye Burgandy.
Other than that, I just stitched around the perimeter, folded the corner over, added a button and twine, and a couple brads. Easy peasy! Now see what the other girls have created!

See you all tomorrow!  Kim

Saturday, September 8, 2012


Hi all...It's Kraftin Kimmie Challenge time and this week's challenge is "paper piecing". You all know how to do that so why don't you join us? I paper pieced Lavender the Quilter's cute quilt with some great Authentique Glory papers that already have quilting images on them! Fun! This is also my tribute to the September 11th tragedy with the Red, White and Blue theme. God bless America.
I enjoyed coloring Lavender and her little pin cushion. I added cute tiny pearls for the pin heads and paper-pieced the cushion part. Do you like how I sewed through the sentiment to attach it to the card? I wasn't sure about it but then I said hey, why not!

Also please remember that the Fugal Friday Specials are up at the Kraftin Kimmie Store all weekend. You can get several Kraftin Kimmie Stamps for 30 to 50% off but only on the weekend!

Join me next week for the September releases! Tootles, Kim

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Girly card for Irene

Hi Bloggers, I am happy to get to play this week in a bunch of challenges that I have been missing for weeks. One of them is Papercraft Star's "Girly Challenge" this week. I love their weekly challenges because of the broad categories that don't limit a person too much! I have been wanting to make my friend's neighbor a card for weeks. She just had a bilateral mastectomy. ugh, poor thing. I'm hoping this card will bring a smile to her with the cute Penny Black image of the Kitty hanging in a Bra. "Uplifting Occasion" . I used some MME paper and colored with Copics, of course. The flowers are Recollections and the velvet trim is " i don't know" hehe.

This card fits the Oldie but Goodie recipe challenge which is One image, 2 DS Papers and 3 Flowers. My old item is that pink rose which I've had for 2 years.  It also fits the Pink Elephant challenge Patterned paper. Papertake weekly is Anything Goes this week.
The Tuesday Morning Sketch link is below.  Hope you have a great 2nd half of the week!
                                                              Kim :)

Saturday, September 1, 2012


Hello fellow crafters! The day has come for me to start celebrating and sharing my cards as Guest Designer for Kraftin Kimmie Stamps! Gosh, I have been creating my fingers off and haven't been able to share anything. Join me all September long for weekly challenges and a great release week starting Sept. 12th.

Now I know I just used Speedy the Turtle recently for a card but I adore this cute turtle and he makes up a great boy or anyone card!
This week's challenge is hosted by Amanda and it is to use Kraft Card stock on your creation. A random winner will receive the 'fortune teller" stamps that is featured on Amanda's card!
For my card.  I cut out a great picot edge spellbinder die cut to mount Speedy on and used this cute Echo Park "This and That" ticket paper to match. Some older BG buttons, a KK sentiment stamped on vellum and some twine complete this happy card.
And now here's some other Kraftin Kimmie news going on at the challenge blog.....

Now let me be clear…..there is NO club to join or sign up for! ANYONE from ANYWHERE in the world can order this special set but ONLY at the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Shop!! These images will not be sold individually, but only as the complete set called…..THREE WISHES!!

Not only do we have this fantastic new set available for you....there's MORE!! To celebrate the end of a fabulous summer AND the fact that those kiddos are starting a new school year (let's face it, you need to reward yourself for the fact that you made it through all those weeks with them home...heehee!), we are having a BACK TO SCHOOL SALE!!! We've got over 40 fabulous stamps on special 20-50% OFF this weekend only!!

Thanks for visiting and do come back often this month! Kim