Paper Blessings

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Thank you for your kindness...a Kraftin' Kimmie challenge!

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie StampsOur challenge this week is FLOWERS...incorporate them any way you want! They can be part of your stamp, in your design paper or added as embellishments. 

We absolutely LOVE seeing your work, so make sure to submit for a chance to WIN! We will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card to the KKS shop...you can enter as many times per month as you'd like. Also, make sure to check out our weekly Wonderful Wednesday challenges as well as our monthly Krafty Scrappy Challenge. You can upload all submissions at the KKS blog

Krafty FYI items: 

If you haven't ordered the new April stamps, make sure to check them out at the KKS shop ! 

Have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends Facebook group? It's the best place to keep up with all the latest Krafty news...it's also a wonderful place to share your creations and get inspired by other Krafty Friends' projects! 

Frugal Friday Specials are up...the sale ends on Sunday (or while supplies last)!

In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a Sketch. You can find it on the KKS blogThe sketch will last all month long and if you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! 

KKS is definitely known and loved for our amazing images to colour, but we also have some awesome sentiment sets! These sets can be combined with a coloured image, or used as a focal point on projects. I chose to make a quick CAS card using our Sincere Thanks sentiment set. I combined two of the sentiments and stamped them with Versafine ink. The paper edges were all antiqued with distress ink. I layered two flowers and added a few pearls to finish it off. You could easily use this set to whip up a bunch of tags or little note cards...we actually used this set in our make and takes at Scrapfest a couple of weeks ago. There are so many possibilities! 


Hope you plan to play along...thanks for stopping by!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Snow White...April 2017 Release Blog Hop with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Welcome to the April 2017 Release Blog Hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Over the past week, we've shared sneak peeks featuring all the new April 2017 stamps that are now available for purchase in the shop. The release includes:

  1. Cinderella by Annie Rodrigue
  2. Snow White by Annie Rodrigue
  3. Rainy Day Lulu by Cheryl Grant
  4. Puddle Pals by Emilie Goulet

You'll see all these gorgeous stamps in action today as you hop around to visit our blogs (the list is at the bottom of my post). After you are done, make sure to stop at the KKS shop where all the new stamps are available for purchase!

If you "need" it all, make sure to check out the April Gimmie Kimmie's Kit...it includes the entire release at a discounted price, but only for a limited time!

There's also the Super Secret Krafty Klub! If you order, you will receive a stamp from the upcoming June  release before it is available to the general public! (For example, those who ordered a previous Klub stamp received Snow White) Your clues are: 1) the artist is Emilie Goulet, and 2) the theme is beach. You only have until tomorrow to order, so act fast. ;)

My card today features the lovely Snow White by Annie...I love this little scene with the forest animals! I stamped in her Memento Desert Sand ink on Neenah. She was coloured with  Copics...additional shading was added with Polychromos coloured pencils. The sentiment is part of the set.



Here's a look at the full stamp set:

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All the Krafty Krew and Guests listed below are participating in today's hop...make sure to pop around to see what they created featuring the April stamps!


Thanks for visiting,

Blessings,

Melanie

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Puddle Pals...a Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek

Welcome to Day 4 of the APRIL Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! Today we are introducing our final set called PUDDLE PALS by artist Emilie Goulet. This sweet set features two main images of some super adorable woodland creatures in the rain! It also comes with two coordinating sentiments.

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Our live online RELEASE PARTY is this afternoon at 2pm EST on Facebook...make sure to join in the fun! The April stamps will be available for purchase at the KKS shop after the party! 

It's also challenge day and our hostess is Krafty Girl, Jammie! And as always during release week, the challenge is ANYTHING GOES, so create a card, scrapbook page or altered item. You can use 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! Make sure to submit your project and then share it on our FB group...we LOVE to see your KKS designs. You have a week to play with this challenge and at the end of the month, we'll announce a WINNER from all of the weekly challenges for April who will WIN a $20 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING from the KKS shop.

I created a simple notecard featuring the adorable mouse from PUDDLE PALS...he was stamped in Desert Sand ink on Neenah and coloured with Copics. I added some additional shading with Polychromos coloured pencils. The sentiment comes with the set. 


Here's the full set: 

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All of the Krafty Krew and Guests listed below have beautiful designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps! While you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away a gift voucher to spend at the shop! There will be one winner from all the comments this week and it will be announced at the party today. 

Thanks for visiting!

Blessings,

Melanie

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Cinderella on Canvas...a Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek!



Welcome to Day TWO of our April Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...we have another gorgeous fairytale princess to share with you today by artist Annie Rodrigue... CINDERELLA!

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This is such a magical image featuring the sweet princess and her gorgeous ball gown, and the set comes with three fabulous sentiments!

At the end of my post, you'll find links to all the Krafty Team and Guests who have creations to share with you today featuring the CINDERELLA stamp set! You'll see her in so many different colours and scenes. Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! The winner will be announced at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday at 2pm EST, so be sure to join us for all the krafty fun!

I've been on a bit of a canvas kick lately and I couldn't pass up the chance to create another featuring Cinderella. I started with an inexpensive canvas board and painted a black background. I then created a galaxy sky with blue, purple, pink, orange and white. All paints used were Liquitex Basics. I then flicked some white paint over the sky to create little stars and loosely added some dark green as grass. Cinderella was stamped in Memento Desert Sand on Neenah paper and coloured with Copics. I added the magic swirls in with white coloured pencil and highlighted the spell with a white Sharpie paint pen. (This technique is similar to one Zoe from Make It Crafty demonstrated a while back on facebook...love her colouring!) After fussy cutting her out, I placed the image on the canvas and sketched out where the magic swirls would extend past her dress. I removed the image and painted the swirls with watered down acrylic paint to match those created with the pencil and applied the highlights with the Sharpie pen. Cinderella was then adhered to the canvas board. I also added some pumpkins from our Harvest Blessings clear stamp set. (Love finding ways to combine our various sets!) The flourishes were cut with an MFT die while the bottom corner embellishment is an SCACD die. Finally, I painted a chipboard clock with silver and distressed it with black ink as a finishing touch.


Here's a shot of the full stamp set: 

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As promised, here's the list for today: 

Thanks for visiting, 

Blessings! 

Melanie

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Brigitte...Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps





Welcome to another Wonderful Wednesday Challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! As always, the theme is ANYTHING GOES. You can submit your creation at the KKS challenge blog...it can be any project in any theme as long as it's a NEW creation. At the end of the month, Kimmie will draw one lucky winner from all the April submissions...the prize is a gift card to the KKS shop!

My card features the newly re-released Brigitte! She was originally released several years ago...Kimmie has brought her back by popular demand as a new clear stamp set! She's such a great image to use for cards and projects for those who deserve a little pampering! I stamped her in Memento Desert Sand and coloured her with Copics. I added some stardust stickles to the bath bubbles for just a little bling. The sentiment comes with the set.



If you are in need of a little kickstart for your mojo, you can use our April sketch. If you use it in any challenge this month, you will get an extra chance to win the monthly gift card!

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Thanks for visiting!

Blessings,

Melanie

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Bird Canvas...a Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday Challenge!





Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

We absolutely LOVE seeing your Krafty creations, so make sure to submit for a chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop!! We will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card to the KKS shop...you can enter as many times per month as you'd like!! Also, make sure to check out our weekly Wonderful Wednesday challenges as well as our monthly Krafty Scrappy Challenge. You can upload all submissions at the KKS blog

Let's take care of a few FYI items first! 

Have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends Facebook group? It's the best place to keep up with all the latest Krafty news...it's also a wonderful place to share your creations and get inspired by other Krafty Friends' projects! I love our warm and inviting community...everybody is so encouraging! 

Frugal Friday Specials are up...4 super cute sets are 40% off! The sale ends on Sunday (or while supplies last)... Happy Shopping!

In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a Sketch. The sketch will last all month long and if you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if ya need it!


This week's theme is CLOUDS. When looking through my KKS stamp sets, I decided to use the little bird from the Hoppy Friends set released this month. I love that the smaller accessory stamps from the sets can be used to create scenes or even as the focal image for smaller projects. I pulled out a 3x5 canvas board and painted a sky background with my Liquitex Basics acrylic paints. I then painted a tree for the bird to perch on. The bird was stamped on Neenah cardstock in Memento Desert Sand Ink. I first coloured with Copics and then added additional shading with my Polychromos coloured pencils. The bird was fussy cut and adhered to the canvas. 


Here's a peek at the full Hoppy Friends set: 


For more inspiration, hop on over the the KKS blog to see what the Krafty Krew and our lovely guests have created this week. Then pull out your KKS stamps and create a card, scrapbook page or altered item and incorporate clouds into your design!! You will have until March 31st at 11:55 pm EST to submit your entries!

Thanks for visiting

Blessings, 

Melanie

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Somebunny Loves You...Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

It's Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...as always the theme is ANYTHING GOES!

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 item...whatever you want to create! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on the KKS blog until March 31st 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 KKS shop!

In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a Sketch. If you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch, but it's always helpful in case your mojo needs a little kick start. ;)


I used the Hoppy Friends set for my card today. I stamped the bunny on watercolour paper in memento Desert Sand and coloured her with Faber Castell Polychromos coloured pencils blended with Gamsol. The background was done using Derwent Inktense Blocks applied with a paintbrush. The sentiment is part of the set. 



Hope you plan to play along!

Thanks for stopping by. :)

Blessings, 

Melanie