Thursday, April 17, 2014

{KKS} Rainy Day Fun!

Welcome to day ONE of our APRIL Kraftin' Kimmie Previews!!! Today we are excited to share a supah cute new set featuring Lulu, Lexi and Lucas! It's by artist Cheryl Alger and will help us welcome spring! We are sharing samples today featuring.......RAINY DAY FUN!!

Eek! I love this little girl! I pieced the umbrella, but everything else is coloured with copics and pastels and I added some white dots in with a sharpie paint pen. The lower centre of the umbrella has a pop dot under it and the rest is secured with score tape. It has a nice dimensional look. The DP is Simple Stories 'I heart Summer' and available in the Kraftin' Kimmie store HERE. The dies, button and twine are by MFT. 

All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have lots of super FUN 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 we are giving away one of the new sets and YOU could WIN!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday morning!}

Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE fun new stamps we have to share with you! And ALL the new APRIL stamps will be available on Saturday morning at the KKStamps Shop!!
Happy hopping'!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

{KKS} Rayne

Welcome to another Wonderful Wednesday challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and as's ANYTHING GOES!! What will YOU create??!!

I've used the stunning Rayne on my card today….I just love how her hair turns into water!! Nice tushie, huh!?! hehe….I kept it simple and used some silver CS, teal netted ribbon and SU crystal adhesive dots.

Here's a closeup: 

Your submission must use at least one Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp but can be any theme, any style, any design and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, an altered name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until Tuesday, April 22nd!! What do you think.....wanna WIN??

**Please note that you are more than welcome to combine this Wonderful Wednesday Share to Win challenge with other challenges, BUT not our regular weekly challenges. This must be a new and different creation than anything you create for our Saturday challenges.

P.S. Did you know that the Krafty Previews for the NEW April stamps begins tomorrow???? YUP! With all the new stamp sets releasing at our LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday!!! Can't wait to share them all with you!! AND look out for ways to WIN some new rub bah!

Happy kraftin'!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

{SSSC/SPD} Congrats Grad!

I've got a brand new card to share with you tonight, that uses a brand new stamp from SugarPea Designs and a brand new sketch from SSSC!! If that doesn't entice you, then I honestly don't know what will ;) haha!

Anyway, this handsome little fella was released just this past week from the lovely SugarPea Designs called Hats Off to You…. I just know you are gonna love him!! He's just jumping for joy, he's so excited to be graduating! Wow, I remember those days :)

This is the perfect graduation set…it has a sweet girl version of the grad, as well as tons of sentiments and a few accessory stamps as well!!

The sketch is this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!

And here's your sketch:

See what the other Sweet Stampers have been up to!

{RC} Hey Chickie!

I decided to have some Easter fun with my new Reverse Confetti haul! I made a card and coordinating treat bag with tag using the new Carton Cuties and co-ordinating Carton Cutie Confetti Cuts dies. For some reason, I love egg cartons! I know that sounds strange, but I think it reminds me of my childhood and helping my grandma with her chickens…I'm gonna go with that explanation anyway. lol!

This card has tons of dimension! The carton was actually cut twice, so the lower section is popped out even beyond the chick and eggs to make it look more 3 dimensional! Here's a side view:

A close-up of the little matching tag on the bag of chickie peeps!

  For the tag, I've used a strip of the Love Note scallop rectangle die. The main tag and the banner is from the Tag Me confetti cut.

Here's the card on it's own. I cut two Love Note scallop rectangle dies, fussy cutting the inner rectangle portion of one of the patterns and mounting it on foam dots over the green patterned cut. I coloured the carton a bit with some copics right onto the Kraft CS. The little sentiment banner is again from Tag Me.
I used this months SFYTT for the card layout.

OMGGGGGG! Look at the cute lil bow tie on the chickie!!

Other products used on my set: MFT twine and buttons, various enamel dots, MME DP, SU and MFT CS, SU dimensionals, copics, X-press it blending CS, machine stitching, memento and versa fine ink, marshmallow peeps, cellophane bag

{KKS} Filling up on Apples...

Well, welcome back for another fabulously FUN challenge here at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!! We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them so you can WIN MORE rubbah!! Show us your stuff!!
This week our hostess is Krafty Guest, Marilyn! And her challenge is ANIMAL HOUSE! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp that features an animal of some sort!! Have some krafty fun and join us this week!!
We're thrilled with the warmer weather so we're celebrating with a SPRING HAS SPRUNG SALE on this weekend with 25-50 percent off almost 200 of our fave stamp sets! AND every order will receive a mini stamp of our choice!!

I tried a few new things on my card for this weeks challenge! First, I used the no-lines colouring technique, meaning I stamped the image with a light coloured ink, rather than the usual black. It definitely lends to a softer look, maybe even a bit watercolour-y…. Secondly, I tried my hand at creating a little sky background by colouring in my own clouds. Honestly, I am not overly happy with my pics lately…my iPhone is taking better photographs than my Nikon. That's more than a little disappointing. I am gonna try to set up my light tent thingy again! Maybe that will help. I wish you could see this card IRL. It's so much nicer.

Guess what??! I've used the adorable set Woodland Friends, which just so happens to be one of the stamps on SALE for 40% off!!
We’ve also got LOTS of brand new 6x6 paper pads…
and restocks of EZmount and HOT KNIVES, while supplies last!!
Now check out the wonderful creations by our Krafty Girls and special Krafty Guests featuring this week’s challenge!! We’re sure you’ll be inspired!! Then join us, play along and you could WIN!!
Happy kraftin’!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

{SPD} Totes Ma Goats!

Welcome to the 4th and final day of this months Sweet Sneaks from SugarPea Designs! This week has zipped right by and it's been a blast working with some of the CUTEST stamps in the industry for another month!! What a treat it is to be one of the Sugarpeas!! 

Today we have such a fun set to show you!! It's called Totes Ma Goats (LMBO!!!!!) and it is to dieeeee for!!

EEPP!! I'm so excited about my card today!! I made this one for my dad for his birthday next month…If you know my dad, he's a bit of an old goat, lol, so this is soooo perfect for him!! I coloured each of the little goat 'kids' to match my own three kids and then fussy cut them out. They are popped up on foam dimensionals. I combined some of the sentiments from the set to make this cute phrase, and simply used a copic multiliner to add the 's' at the end of KID. I used an MFT flag die to cut out the vellum strip. I adore this new Simple Stories Homespun paper pad!! Swoon!! I added some various colours of enamel dots for some lil embellies on this pretty simple card….and some straight and zig zag machine stitching also add a little pizazz :)

 Okay, here is the part that I really had to pat myself on the back about….I combined sentiments from this set, as well as a set from last months release: Hug-a-Bull. I left out 'bull' and added in 'Goat' in red ink! I think it's super cute!!

Would you like to WIN the Totes Ma Goats stamp set?! Hop along and visit with the SugarPeas, leaving some comment love along the way! One lucky person will be randomly selected to win the Totes Ma Goats stamp set!

We will be announcing the winner of today's stamp set AND the winner of the ENTIRE APRIL RELEASE at our online release party on the SugarPea Designs Facebook page this Thursday night between 8:00 and 9:00 PM EST! We'd love to come have you chat with us, everyone is welcome!

Our fabulous April release will be available in the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe at 9:00 PM EST this Thursday night!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

{TI} Throwback Thursday with ME!

Today I am the featured designer on the Tiddly Inks blog for Throwback Thursday!! These are posts where the designers take turns showing off some older, but not forgotten stamps!

I used the absolutely sweet and scrumptious Wryn With a Cherry on Top….isn't she precious! Love her whip cream dress ;) I added some glossy accents to that cherry, as well as to the pink icing and then gave it a generous helping of Rock Candy glitter….love that effect! I used MFT dies, and Simple Stories DP- Vintage Bliss. The CS here is actually grey, although it looks a bit black in the photo…I also added some vintage silver brads.

I finished the inside of this one, as I used some SU 12x12 white CS for the card base , which I find a little on the flimsy side.
I used a sentiment from an old TSG set and The Cat's Pajamas die.