Sunday, March 18, 2012

Release Day at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!



Hola!  The Krafty Girls are hopping today!  WOO HOO!  Before I get to that, however, I want to extend a big "THANK YOU" to the lovely ladies who joined me Saturday at China Phoenix 2 for my first card class since the store reopened.  It felt wonderful teaching in my home away from home and spending a few hours with my crafting buddies.  Also, Nancy (the gracious proprietress) has created a bright airy space perfect for coloring and paper crafting.  Yes, the Phoenix has risen and is better than ever!

Now...back to our regularly scheduled programming...LOL!

Do YOU know what day it is?  It's Krafty RELEASE Day at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and we're celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!  There are SO many incredible new SPRINGY stamps to SEE this month, so let's get started!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists!  We've got something for everyone!!  Lulu is back from Cheryl Alger.....we know how much you love her!!  So we have a new set called SPRINGTIME LULU!  We also have TWO fantastic sets of adorable GARDEN GNOMES from Emilie Goulet called HANGIN' WITH MY GNOMIES AND WHAT'S UP GNOMIE?!!!  And of course we have an amazing new set of six FLOWER GIRLS from Annie Rodrigue!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our MARCH Krafty Hop!  If you want to start from the beginning, just head over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog!   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!!

For my card today, I used a lovely ballerina by the name of Daisy Mae.  Isn't she a fabulous image?!  I went with pink and black because that color combo always reminds me of the ballet for some reason.  I knew I wanted to go this route with the palette, but when I went scrounging, I couldn't find any pink patterned papers.  There are literally thousands of sheets of paper in my craft room and I couldn't find a thing to go with my card.  It's practically a paper jungle in there!  After lots more rummaging, I finally uncovered a couple of sheets that seemed to fit the bill.  Believe it or not, even with all of that foraging for paper, this card only took me 2 hours to make from start to finish.  That's half the time it usually takes me.  Hmmm...maybe it's time for a de-stash, ya think?  LOL!  

You should have arrived from Tara's amazing blog where I'm sure you were dazzled with one of her stunning designs!  Your next stop on the hop is with Peggy and I bet she has some gorgeous eye-candy waiting for you there.  In fact, I'm going to head over there right now and start hopping!  See you there ;D

It's been a fun week; lots of fabulous new stuff to play with.  Until we meet again, stay Krafty!


44 comments:

  1. what a beautiful card cheryl.

    greetings karin

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  2. This is a stunning card, I love how you've coloured the image and layered the diecuts.

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  3. Oooh what a beautiful card, its gorgeous!!! The image is so sweet!

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  4. This is STUNNING,Cheryl! WOW, WOW, WOW, I love Daisy Mae in black too with the pink it is just gorgeous and coloured SO beautifully!
    Hope you are keeping well, hun!
    Hugs,t

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  5. Another awesome card Cheryl. I do love your coloring.
    hugs
    Donna xx

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  6. Hi Cheryl, love your card, this ballerine is lovely. Hugs, Frea

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  7. lovely card! the colour of her tutu is pefect! xo d

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  8. Gorgeous card. Love your coloring.

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  9. Awesome card. Love your coloring. These new images are so precious.

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  10. Cheryl your card is Gorgeous!!!! Love the pink and black, the layout, everything is stunning. Love it!! Hugs, Angie

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  11. Gorgeous card! I really love the pink and black. It makes me think of the ballet too. Love your coloring.

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  12. Gorgeous card. Still have not figured out how to color in black so it is an amazing job! Olivia

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  13. So beautiful Cheryl and especially love how you used the matting!

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  14. Love the colors you picked for the image. Great design!!

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  15. very very pretty card. Love it.

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  16. Gorgeous card!! Love those new die-cut nesties we picked up at the convention! Wonderful backdrop for this adorable image!
    Hugs, Mom

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  17. Can't believe you "scrounged up" that paper. It's absolutely perfect with your gorgeous Daisy Mae.

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  18. This is really pretty! I love the ballerina in black and the matching bow with flowers in the corner!

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  19. Pink & black do remind me of ballet colours as well. She is so pretty.

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  20. This is great! Thinking out of the box with a black tutu!

    Love it!

    Linxx

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  21. I love how pink and black look together :)

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  22. Pink and black are always perfect in my books. I love everything about this card! Love how you layered the die cuts!

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  23. Cheryl she is just stunning. Love your colouring and the beautiful layout works amazingly :)

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  24. I love the pink and black combo.

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  25. Beautiful card .. just love the nesties all staggered ! great job !

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  26. Daisy Mae is too cute... love how you did your shading!!

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  27. I just love her thighs...and teeny tiny feet! hehe! Gorgeous coloring...and just a totally adorable card! Hugs. Pat Frank

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  28. What a great idea to off set the mats behind your digi! Striking as is the dark coloring-it is stunning!
    TFS,
    Carolyn

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  29. This Ballerina is so very lovely! Looks like real ballerina clothes in satin! And your accents are perfection! What an artist you are- showed off the new release wonderfully!
    Manderly
    xxxooo

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  30. Really great card. You let the image shine. The coloring is wonderful too.

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  31. Beautiful coloring... and papers are perfect with the layering and ribbon...a perfect card...

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  32. I love your card! And your coloring skills are crazy! So awesome!

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  33. Darling image and beautifully colored. Am always in AWE!

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  34. wow! this is gorgeous, Cheryl! love the chic color combo, too!

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  35. Hello!

    Love your card - so many wonderful images! Wishing you a happy day today!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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  36. Very pretty! Gorgoeus coloring!

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  37. très belle ta carte j'aime les couleurs et le sketch

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  38. your coloring is breathtaking!!! Gasp! Amazing! love this image, she's FAB!

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  39. beautiful card and coloring! the black just makes the image POP!!

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