Saturday, September 20, 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #248 - Sketch Challenge {Wild About You}

Hello friends and followers - so happy you're here to visit me!
Welcome back for another fabulously FUN challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

This week our hostess is Krafty Girl, TANGII!! And her challenge is a SKETCH!!

 So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp
or any other stamp and use our sketch as a starting point!!! Pull out those fabby stamps 
and play along! Have some krafty fun and join us this week!!

Here's my card to inspire you this week:
The main image is a stamp in the set called "Dream Big
the sentiment is from the NEW "Wild About You" stamp set
both are available in the Kraftin' Kimmie Store.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #88 - Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #75 - Anything goes
The Stamping Chef Challenge #47 - Anything goes
Inky Impressions Challenge ICC #177 Primary Colors

We've got a dozen of our fave stamp sets on SALE this weekend in our FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS at 25-50% OFF so be sure to check them out! We've also just received some NEW 6x6 paper pads by Doodlebug, MME, Bo Bunny, Simple Stories, Graphic 45 and more!!

Now check out the wonderful creations by the Krafty Girls and special Krafty Guests featuring this week’s challenge!! We’re sure you’ll be inspired!! We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them so you can WIN a $10 gift card to the Shop!! Show us your stuff and you could WIN!!

Til next time friends... Hugs and happy kraftin’! D

My Time to Craft Challenge #249 - Fantasy

Hello friends and happy weekend!
Time for another challenge over at My Time to Craft (MTTC).
This week we have the fun theme for MTTC#249 of FANTASY.
We want to see your creations with Fairies, Monsters, Dragons, Witches...etc. 

Here's my card to inspire you this week:
Stamps and coordinating dies from Your Next Stamp "Silly Monsters"

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Your Next Stamp - September Friday Fun Challenge using this sketch
(which I've flipped a bit).

Addicted to Stamps and More! Holiday (Halloween)
The Corrosive Challenge Blog Challenge #208 Autumn/Fall
Love to Create Challenge # 133: Add Some Lines (lines of words & lines of glitter tape)
Simply Create Too - Challenge #70 - Fall/Autumn
Ruby's Rainbow Challenge #88 - anything goes

I hope that you will decide to join us this week for MTTC #249 Fantasy.
My lovely teammates have also made some gorgeous creations for
your inspiration. Please go visit them and say "hi".

Til next time friends...hugs and happy craftin'! D

Friday, September 19, 2014

52CCT - September Theme Challenge - Nordic Christmas

Ho Ho Ho - a happy Christmas hello to you my crafty friends.
Did you know that Christmas is closer than you think?
Do you have your Christmas cards started?
If the answer to both of those questions is "nope" then
we at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown (52CCT) can help you out.

This week's challenge at 52CCT is Nordic Christmas
and if you play along you will be one (or more) cards closer to being
ready for Christmas in a couple months.

I wasn't sure exactly what Nordic Christmas meant so I asked our
lovely hostess Asha to help define it:
It's rustic, minimalist, cool and cozy at the same time.
Lots of Natural / Neutral Colours - wood, black and white, kraft, wheat.
Accent colour - Red tends to be most popular choice.  Green or Blue are alternative colours but avoid all using three unless you have lots of neutral colours / space to maintain the uncluttered feel.
Texture - natural fabric, wood / straw accessories, tree branches, pine cones.
The Look: simple homespun.
Minimalism is the motto but not necessarily extreme CAS. The designs tend to be simple and not overly embellished.

So, based on that information - here's what I came up with:

I think I got it.  I used red paper with a pattern of reindeer, hearts and holly,
the design is quite simple (no frills) and uses a natural element of 
linen ribbon and straw (in the image).  

The image and sentiment are from a darling digital stamp set
called "Away in a Manager"
by  our wonderful sponsor this week - Deedee's Digis.
Help spread the word!

It was fun learning about this style and I have lots of other ideas
to try now. Thanks Asha for a great idea!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenges - S for Something Festive
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for September  - AG.

To see what my lovely 52CCT DT pals have come up with this
week to inspire you just click HERE.
I hope to see your card in our gallery this week!
Til next time...hugs and merry crafting! D

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie (Cave Kids)

Hello sweet friends - so happy to have you visit me today!
It's time for another Wonderful Wednesday challenge for September
at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and we hope you can play along!! 
 Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!!

We want EVERYONE to be able to play along so your submission can use ANY stamp
and 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 
the challenge until September 23rd at midnight! At the end of the month
one random winner will be chosen from all the submissions for the whole month
and will receive a $20 Gift Card to the shop!!! What do you think.....wanna WIN??
 All you have to do is show us your krafty stuff!!

Here is my card to inspire you this week using one of the NEW
September releases that were recently revealed called "Cave Kids"
Take a look:

I'm sending this card to my son and his lovely lady
who just got their first place together.  
Not nearly so rustic as a cave - a very nice place really :o)
 I colored the hair to match theirs.  I hope they will like it! 

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Sassy Cheryl's Neighborhood - (Facebook group)September Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #89 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Punch it Out (no dies - only punches)
Robyn's Fettish Challenge #229 - Use an Embossing Folder
The Pink Elephant Challenge TPE268 - Embossing

Did you know that our NEW September Release is NOW available??
 Yep!! We've got new panda bears, new zombies and some adorable new cave kids!!
 PLUS there are a BUNCH of gorgeous new paper pads!!!
 Check everything out in the NEW section of the shop!!!

There is more Wonderful Wednesday inspiration to get you kraftin', thanks to the
fabulous Krafty Girls and Guests!! Just click here to go see
and then let's see YOUR kreations!!
Til next time...hugs and happy kraftin'! D

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie September Release Blog Hop!

Oh my Goodness...the time is here...the SEPTEMBER RELEASE Day
at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! 
Can you feel the excitement???
You are going to have a blast looking at all the fabulous creations
by the Kraftin' Kimmie Gals and Guests.
So grab yourself a cuppa joe, sit back and be prepared for some krafty eye kandy!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of FUN new stamps
from all our artists ...for our September release! We know these new stamps 
will inspire you to make fabulous creations!! 

 We’ve got an adorable new kids set from Cheryl called CAVE KIDS
There's a new set of fabulous panda bears from Thais called WILD ABOUT YOU
 And of course, we are SO excited to share a new frightfully fun stamp set 
from Annie called....TRICK OR EAT!
You will get to see ALL 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 one lucky stamper will win a $25 gift card!!
When you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop,
because ALL the new rubber stamp sets are available NOW!
And don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit
which features ALL the new September stamps at a discount!!
But only for a limited time!

So here's my card featuring another stamp from  "Wild About You"

Wow...I don't know about you but I've been blown away by the
GORGEOUS creations that the Kraftin' Kimmie team has been
putting out this week.  Simply amazing! 
We aren't done yet either - there's more beautiful creations
to be seen today. Happy Hoppin'!

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Sister Act Challenges #74 - Anything Goes
The Outlawz - Monday Greetings -include "happy" in the sentiment
Sweet Stampin' - Spots and Stripes (spots in paper, stripes on fruit)
The Stampin' Chef Challenge #46 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper September - Anything Goes
Imagination Crafts - September "Anything Goes"
Through the Purple Haze - Challenge #58  Clear and Bright 
Seize the Birthday - Option of Sweet Treats (watermelon)

Kit and Clowder 4,000 followers celebration - Kraftin' Kimmie Sketch challenge

Hello dear friends and followers!
Today I'm happy to announce that 
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is sponsoring a sketch challenge
over at Kit and Clowder this weekend to help them 
celebrate their 4000 followers!
Play along this week for a chance to win one of THREE gift vouchers to the shop!
Play To Win...Click Here!

Here's the fabulous sketch :'s my card to inspire you to play along
using of the NEW September stamp releases.

This handsome fella is from the NEW September Release
stamp set called "Cave Kids" which will be available TONIGHT in
the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop.  I LOVE him! He reminds me
of my son.  In fact...I'll be mailing this to him on Monday 
just to let him know that I'm thinking of him.  

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
The Squirrel and the Fox - Challenge #77 "For a Male"
The Crafter's Cafe - Challenge #81 (3rd entry)
The Corrosive Challenge Blog - #207 "Let's Hear it for the Boys"
Avenue 613 Create Challenge #88 - Anything Goes w/optional twist  (no twist for me)

I hope you will decide to join us for this wonderful celebration and for the 
ONLINE RELEASE PARTY happening at Kraftin' Kimmie's Facebook Group.

Til next time dear crafty friends...hugs and happy kraftin'! D

Kraftin' Kimmie September Release Day #3 (Cave Kids) & Challenge #248 - Anything Goes

Hello, hello, happy you are here today
Welcome back to day THREE of our SEPTEMBER Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!!

 Have you been enjoying the peeks so far??
 All THREE of our brand new rubber stamp sets will be released TONIGHT!

Today we are SO thrilled to share the newest set of super cute kiddos
by artist CHERYL GRANT!  This adorable set features our kids
 Lexi, Lucas and Lulu and is called CAVE KIDS!! 
 This fun set includes FOUR main images plus SEVEN awesome sentiments!!
 It is DINO-mite!!

This week our challenge hostess is TRACY! And her challenge is ANYTHING GOES!!
 So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with any stamp but if you use a
Kraftin' Kimmie stamp you'll double your chances to WIN!! Use any sketch, any design,
any embellishments because Anything Goes! 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 a $10 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!!
 Wanna win??

I'm so pleased to share my card using this great set - take a look:

I just LOVE this darling set.  The sentiments go so well with the images.
How can you possibly resist this cute dino? I sure can't :o)

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Repeat, Repeat (candy dots and dots & the repeating DSP pattern)
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #81- Card for a Child
Sister Act Card Challenge #74 - Anything Goes

Are you planning to join us for our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! 
Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes TONIGHT beginning at 6pm EDT!!