Saturday, April 28, 2012

Challenge #126 at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: Spring!

Hey, all!  Back today with a new challenge happening at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  This week, our lovely and talented hostess is Amanda.  Amanda has tasked us with creating a Spring themed project.  She is featuring one of the beautiful Flower Girls on her card, Rose.  Rose will be this week's prize for one lucky random winner.  Please join the fun and create something Spring-y ;D

Speaking of Spring themed card features my all-time favorite Kraftin' Kimmie image, Charlotte.  Charlotte's hair always cracks me up, so I thought why not use her and have a little pun, I mean fun, with the theme :D  You can find Charlotte and Rose in the Kraftin' Kimmie shop along with all of the other fabulous images available from KKS.

While you're milling about the shop, don't forget to take advantage of the stellar moving sale happening right now!  Kimmie is clearing out some inventory and that's good news for YOU!  There are over 100 images that are 30-75% off!  I know!  That's an incredible savings!  Get out those Wish Lists and start marking things off, because NOW is the time to do some shopping!

Alrighty, that's it for me!  Until next time, stay krafty!  

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Release day at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!

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 stamps to SEE this month, so let's get started!

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.....we know how much you love her!  So we have a new set called PLAYTIME LULU!  We also have TWO fantastic sets of adorable BUGGIES from Emilie Goulet called BUG BUDDIES 1 AND BUG BUDDIES 2!!!  And of course we have an amazing new set of six WIZARD OF OZ inspired stamps from Annie Rodrigue!  AND a fabulous OZ SENTIMENTS set to match!!!!  Eeeeeee!!!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our APRIL 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 hopping', be sure to head over 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!!

Don't forget the fabulous moving sale happening in the KKS shop RIGHT NOW!!!  Deep deep discounts on over 100 of your favorite images!  Get your WISH LIST and start crossing things off, because NOW is the time to pick up those KKS images!

Enough chit chat!  Let's keep on HOPPIN'!!!  You should have arrived from Sandie's gorgeous blog where she shared her exquisite release day card.  Keep the rhythm going by poppin' over to Kimmie's amazing blog and rounding out your hop day adventure!!!

Gotta run!  Until next time, stay krafty!!!

April's Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: Day Three!

Hey, all!  Back today with Day Three of April's Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  Today we're showcasing Annie Rodrigue's newest line of images and they have a Wizard of Oz theme!  What fun!  They are all so fabulous, you are just going to have to get the whole set...LOL!

This week's challenge is hosted by the loverly Sandie Dunne.  She's tasking us with creating a card utilizing the attached sketch.  Actually, Melanie created the sketch, but Sandie is hosting the challenge.  I just LOVE a sketch challenge ;D  Half the work is already done.  All I have to do is color an image and pick out a few embellies and I'm good to go.  Join the challenge this week and you could be randomly selected to win one of the two images featured on Sandie's card.

Speaking of winning sure to leave comments on all the DT member's blogs, because Kimmie will randomly select 2 commenters who will each receive 3 of Annie's new images.  WOO HOO!!!

Also, that krazy moving sale is still happening so stop by the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps shop to see all the fabulous sale items.  Now's the time to stock up!

Tomorrow is the official release, so come back and see what the Krafty Girls have waiting for you.

Catch ya later!      

Friday, April 20, 2012

April's Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: Day Two!

Welcome back to Day Two of April's Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  Today's designer du jour is Emilie Goulet and she has created 2 fabulous sets this month, Bug Buddies 1 and Bug Buddies 2.  Each set includes 3 images and 5 sentiments perfect creating those all occasion cards that we never seem to have on hand.  Add these sweet sets to your stamping arsenal and you will always be prepared ;D

Speaking of adding to your stamping arsenal, don't forget about Kraftin' Kimmie's crazy moving sale going on right now!  Over 100 images are on sale for 25% - 75% off their regular price!  Now's the time to shop!  You'll find some of your faves waiting for a new home in your craft room ;D  Don't delay!

Come back tomorrow and the DT will show the latest and greatest designs from Annie Rodrigue!  Can't wait!  Oh yeah!  I almost forgot...leave a comment on each of the DT's blogs and Kimmie will randomly select 2 winners who will each receive one of Emilies new Bug Buddies sets.  SWEET!!!!

Adios, Krafty Folks!  See ya in the mañana!     

Thursday, April 19, 2012

April's Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: Day One!

Hello, again!  You've stopped by just in time for this month's Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  Today marks Day One of the peeks and we're sharing the latest art work of Cheryl Algers with you.  This newest set is called Playtime Lulu and you will find Lulu enjoying some of her favorite activities.  Bounce around the DT's blogs and you'll no doubt find lots of examples featuring these fabulous new designs.

This is just the start of the peeks.  We'll continue showcasing different designs the rest of the week and Sunday, you'll be able to find the whole shebang in the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop.  Be sure to leave a comment at every DT blog because one randomly selected, lucky duck will receive a set of the Playtime Lulu images!  Yep!  That's right!  

AND BEFORE I GO...just one more bit of KKS news that I'm sure you will want to know about.  Kimmie is having a moving sale!  You can read all about it on the blog, but what that means to you is deep, deep discounts on your favorite images!  Now's the time to pull out that Wish List and make your stamping dreams come true...LOL!  Don't delay, order today!  

Okay, that's it for me!  I will see you mañana with another Krafty Peek ;D  Tootles! 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Challenge #124 at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: Inspiration Pic!

Hey, all!  Welcome to another weekend and a new challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  It's been a very difficult week for me, but I won't let that cloud my post for KKS.  I'll get into that in more detail in a couple of days, but for now, things are a bit raw so it helped greatly that I had this card, plus a few other projects, to distract me.

This week's challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is one that typically throws me for a loop.  Our hostess with mostest this week is Kerry and she has challenged us with an inspiration pic.  These are usually super tough, but the palette on this one really sang to me.  I love the colors and all of the unexpected patterns that come together to create something lovely and serene.  I used Rose from the Flower Girls collection by Annie Rodrigue.  She seemed perfect for conveying the florals details so gorgeously displayed on the area rug.  Then I just kind of pulled cues from the palette and went from there.  I liked the idea of using a lot of pattern, so I quickly (without too much thought) sifted through my scrap bin and came up with some pretty random stuff... hopefully I made it work.  You can be the judge, but be gentle, 'cuz like I said, I've had a rough week :)  In fact, don't be the judge, just lie to me and tell me you like it.  That would be great.  

Anyway, I urge you to play along along this week.  If you do, you might randomly be selected to win the image that Kerry has used on her card.  Wouldn't that be awesome!  Find all of the latest and greatest KKS images in the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop.  Lots of great stuff to be had!!!

Okey, dokey!  See you in a couple of days.  Until then, stay krafty!  

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Mo Manning Cutie

Hey, everybody!  What a great weekend!  Saturday's garage sale was a huge success and we managed to get rid of lots of stuff with the super sales skills of my sister, Trissi, and her boyfriend, Sean.  Purging stuff is very therapeutic, so by the end of the sale, I felt completely relaxed.  I want to thank the folks who read my blog and turned out for the festivities and purchased some of our junk...err...umm...I mean treasures...LOL!  No, really, your patronage was greatly appreciated!

Last week, I received a very important phone call from Nancy at CP2 telling me that my Penny Black order had arrived in the shop.  WOO HOO!  I had been wanting to get my Copic stained hands on these sweet images by Mo Manning for PB, for a very long time.  OMG!  They are adorable and SO much fun to color!  This one is called Sweet Day and I know for a fact that Nancy still has these available in her shop.  I love this image because it reminds me of a strawberry dress that my mother made me when I was a wee lass.  It had strawberries embroidered all over it and I just LOVED that dress.  I think I even have pictures of me wearing it in one of those fancy schmancy Olan Mills photo sittings.

Anyway, Mo really has a way of capturing the joy of childhood, so I happily picked up about 4 or 5 of these images.  I hope to have another one colored up in the next day or two.

Okay, that's it for me :D  Catch ya later!  Until then, stay crafty!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Challenge #123 at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: Tags!

Hello!  How are things at your end of the keyboard?  Things are pretty swell over here in the Land of Enchantment.  Yesterday, a realtor brought a couple by to see our house.  I was pretty excited so needless-to-say the OCD kicked in and I spent most of yesterday polishing and spit-shining an already clean house.  Seems redundant, but there's something therapeutic about housecleaning.  Maybe it strengthens my spiritual connection to my domestic guru, Martha Stewart.  Okay, maybe not, but you have to admit, it feels pretty darn good to look around after you're finished and see everything sparkling with cleanliness.  That is, until you spy your really pretty coffee table that you painstakingly rubbed and buffed to a high gloss, and see tiny paw prints scattered across it.  Did wild raccoons break into my house while I was getting high on Windex?  Nope, not enough toes.  This could only be the work of one critter...the infamous Super Titus Devil Kitty.

Speaking of which, Super Titus Devil Kitty (from here on out, to be referred to only as Titus, for legal purposes) went on a field trip to my sister's house while the potential buyers looked around our house.  It's a 5-minute drive to get there, but thanks to Titus' non-stop crying, it was the longest 5-minutes of my life. As soon as his furry behind hit the cat carrier, the crying started.  AND...not just soft meows, I'm talking full on yowling sobs.  You'd of thought I was trying to steal his kidney!  2 1/2 minutes into this trip, I passed the neighborhood Sonic and seriously considered dropping him off for a wee bit.  Maybe set him up with an order of Popcorn Chicken and a Vanilla Dr. Pepper, and swing back by in a hour to retrieve him.  Would I need some sort of a claim ticket for that?  Oh well, I digress.  Besides, I figured once I got to Trissi's and let him out of the carrier, he would play with her cats and want to have a look around.  Everything would be better.  WRONG!

We get there, I take him inside and I spring him from his portable jail cell.  He proceeds to exit the carrier and look around the house, but continues to cry at the top of his lungs for the next 30-minutes.  At one point the crying stopped and I went to check on him only to find him hiding under my sister's claw foot tub in her bathroom.  He is a rather tubby fellow and much to my chagrin, he was firmly wedged in there.  I actually had a difficult time pulling him out.  Taking a sledge hammer to my sister's claw foot tub was not on my "to do" list today.  Sorry.  He eventually settled under a credenza in the office and would only stop crying if I pulled out a chair and sat where he could see me.  If I left the chair or god-forbid the office, the crying would start allover again.  Sigh.  Held hostage by an 18lb cat.  What a day.  You'll be happy to know that Titus is back home terrorizing my 2 older kitties and creating general mayhem in a more familiar environment.

Enough Titus talk...there's a new challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps this week and the lovely hostess this go round is none other than Sandie!  Sandie is asking everyone to incorporate a tag into their design.  That can mean creating a tag or using a tag.  Whatever floats your boat.  I used some really pretty DP by October Afternoon and one of the sheets contained lots of lovely images perfect for trimming out.  Low and behold, there was even a tag ;D  My image du jour is also one of 6 gorgeous images being featured as a Frugal Friday special.  Her name is Annette and she is sassy.  I made her a fiery red-head using a color combo I found on this lovely artist's page, Crafty Mummy.

Head to the shop and check out the other Frugal Friday specials.  You'll find Annette in that group, as well.  Also, don't forget to stop by the KKS Challenge Blog and see what the Krafty Girls cooked up for this week's theme.

I best skedaddle.  The clock's a ticking and we're having a garage sale this morning.  Wish me luck!           

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Karate Boy

Hey, everybody!  My blogposts are becoming few and far between it seems.  We've been busy readying our house to list it for sale and finally did that about a week ago.  This week, we've been doing some last minute touch ups on paint and trim.  Tomorrow, I'm going to spend the afternoon polishing the wrought iron door and window accents with liquid car wax, a tip I found out about from my super smart friend, Google.  Turns out I should have been doing this once every six-months.  Why didn't you tell me sooner, Google?  Maybe you're not so smart after all.  Oh, I didn't ask?  Sure, turn it around on me now.

Saturday, we're having a garage sale.  Of course, we don't know how to have a plain old garage sale like regular folk.  Instead, ours will be more like a party.  We've already invited our friends and plan on having plenty of donuts on hand to entice the masses.  We'll pass on having coffee, because knowing me, in my heightened garage sale state, I will no doubt sell the coffee maker if someone makes me an!  That would make Kirk very sad (and grumpy).  Last time we had a garage sale, we started at 8:00am and sold everything by 9:15am and there was no short supply of stuff.  Hope this one goes over just as well.  Oh, and let me just add that I will have some craft stuff for sale (stamps, embellishments, etc.) so if you're in the Albuquerque area, stop by 3840 Sunbird Dr NW and pay us a little visit.  Bring cash...hahaha!

Okay, enough house stuff...I did actually steal away a few hours yesterday to make this card for my sister's boss.  She had originally requested a Ninja themed Easter card.  Yeah, I know, a little difficult to round up images for that, so I opted for this wonderful digi image called Karate Boy from Mo's Digital Pencil.  While I was perusing Mo's site, I ended up plopping 6 other images in my cart by accident (yeah, right...accident my tuches)!  I couldn't resist.  Hopefully I will find some time to play with them in the next few weeks.  Oh, and do you want to know what I received in return for this card?  3 dozen fresh chicken and duck eggs!  Yep, that's a pretty fine trade, if you ask me ;D  Love this bartering stuff.  We should totally go back to that way of life.

Okay, that's it for me.  Catch ya later!  Stay crafty!