Saturday, October 27, 2012

Challenge #152 at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: MUSIC!

Copic colors used:  skin- E15, E13, E11, R02 eyes- BV04, BV01, BV00 lips- RV19 hair- E18, E09, E07, E01 boots/scarf- C7, C5, C3, C1 dress- C5, C3, C1, C00, and 0(CB) earrings/belt- Y28, Y26, Y21, Y000 

Welcome back for another awesome challenge here at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!! We are LOVING your submissions!!! It's awesome to see so many of you creating with KKS!!! Keep them coming!

This week our hostess is ELAINE!! And her challenge is All About MUSIC!! So you'll need to create something with a muscial feel! You can use a stamp that reminds you of a song, you can use musical patterned paper or dies, you can use a sentiment that's the title of a song!! Get kreative!! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd LOVE to see your KKS designs. We hope you can play along!!! 

Don't forget that our NEW October release stamps are NOW available along with the Gimme Kimmies Kits but only for a limited time!!! Scoop some up now!! AND this week's Frugal Friday Specials are some of our favourite Halloweenie themed stamps, so grab them today!!

For my card, I took a little trip in the Way Back Machine and landed in the 1970's.  Specifically 1977 when a little film called Saturday Night Fever hit the theaters.  It starred some guy named John Travolta...maybe you've heard of him.  Back then Mr. Travolta was a strapping young Italian man with  Moves Like Jaguar; 2 years before Adam Levine was even a twinkle in his father's eye.  When I spied Disco Donna as part of the latest release, all I could think about was Saturday Night Fever, John Travolta in his white polyester suit and silk black shirt, and the glorious high pitched lyrics and dance inducing beats by the Bee Gees.  I was only 10 years old at the time, so it would be a few years before I was allowed to see this Rated R dance-fest with the adult themes, but the cassette tape (YES!  I said cassette it.  It's a real thing.) found it's way into my music collection immediately.  Donna Disco with her snazzy "You should be dancing" sentiment takes me back there and once again, I am 10 years old, popping the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack cassette into my little black tape player for the first time, and being entranced by the hypnotic beats of the disco era.  WHEW!  Thank you for that trip down memory lane :)         

And one last thing!!! If you're starting your Christmas shopping early, one of our amazing artists,
Annie Rodrigue, is having a little sale in her Etsy shop!!! Use the code KRAFTYCOUPON now, to receive 15% off her prints, keychains, magnets, bookmarks AND she even has some original paintings in there!!! Buy for yourself or for a krafty friend!!

Now let's get on with the party! Check out the wonderful creations by our Krafty Girls!!  If you join us for this week's challenge, you could WIN the gorgeous stamp of Aurelia Angel, as featured on Elaine's beautiful card!

Until next time, stay krafty!

Friday, October 26, 2012

KKS is Sponsoring a Challenge at DTC!

Copic colors used:  skin- YG67, YG17, YG13, YG01, YG00 hair- C7, C5, C3, C1 shirt- YR68, YR02, YR00 jeans- B97, B95, B93, B91

Hey, bloggers!  Welcome back!  Today I'm sharing a card featuring an image that just so happens to be one of the Frugal Friday Specials at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  Yep, it's Zelda the Zombie and she has seen better days.  At least she seems happy about her "walking dead" transformation.  I like my zombies a little on the green side so Zelda got the full Frankenstein treatment with the!  Find Zelda on special in the shop, along with 5 other WAY cool Halloween themed images.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is also sponsoring today's Halloween challenge at the Designed To Color blog.  Head to their blog to find out all the details and take a look at all the other fabulous challenges they have going on this week.  Lots of ways to win and lots of stuff to win! 

Come back tomorrow for a new KKS challenge!  Until then, stay crafty!   

Monday, October 22, 2012

A Generous Giveaway at Craft Fantastic!

Don't you love the excitement of a giveaway!  Well, Craft Fantastic does, too!  That's why they're having a generous giveaway to say "hello" and welcome their new friends to the Craft Fantastic Blog.  Once they hit 500 followers, they're going to randomly select one person from their Followers List to receive a $100 Gift Certificate to spend in the Craft Fantastic Shop!  Yes, that's right.  One lucky person will have an opportunity to enjoy a fabulous shopping spree in the store and enjoy $100.00 in Craft Fantastic products, on them.  Here's how you can join the fun and spread the word...

A Simple 3-step Process:

1.  Go to their blog site and sign up to follow the Craft Fantastic blog under their Followers List in the sidebar.
2.  Post the giveaway photo with a link to the Craft Fantastic Giveaway Post (find it here) in the sidebar of your blog.
3.  Spread the word.  Feel free to share on Facebook, Twitter, anywhere you socialize on the Internet.  The sooner they hit 500 followers, the sooner they can give away the $100.00 gift certificate!

A couple of additional details...everyone is invited to play, no matter where you reside.  If you are already a follower of the Craft Fantastic Blog, you just have to complete step #2.  If you don't have a blog, you are still invited to play, just complete step #1.  Remember, the sooner they hit 500 followers, the sooner one of you will get to have fun in the Craft Fantastic Shop!  Spread the word, because they are itching to make someone's day!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Release Day at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Copic colors used:  skin- E11, E00, E000, R20, BV00 hair- C7, C5, C3, C1 dress- R39, R37, R35, R32

Copic colors used:  skin- E00, E000, R20, BV00 mouth/tongue- R22, R20, R00/R24, R22 R20

Well welcome back!! It’s Krafty RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! 

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!! We've got two new characters from Cheryl's LEXI'S WINTER FUN and SNOW DAY LUCAS!! We also have an adorable set from Emilie Goulet called OH BABY!! And of course we have an amazing new set of SIX elegant DASHING DANCERS from Annie Rodrigue that are simply stunning! OH and don’t forget the exclusive line of sentiment stamps that will coordinate with ALL your images this season.... called WINTER TRINKETS by the lovely Nicole Aspinall!!! 

OH AND there is a SPECIAL image we are releasing to you today and we haven't shared it with you yet! See if you can find it along the hop! It's the AWESOME new stamp that the participants at yesterday's Krafty Day received in their goodie bags!! It's called KRAFTY KATASTROPHE and we know you'll love it!!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our OCTOBER Krafty Hop! 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!!

Now let's get hoppin'!!

Challenge #151 and Day 4 of October's Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Copic colors used:  skin- E00, E000, R20, BV00 hair (woman)- E18, E09, E07, E01 (man)-E59, E37, E35, E31 dress- BG69, BG15, BG13, BG10 tux- C7, C5, C3, C1 

So are you here for a new challenge or are you here to check out the brand new ANNIE stamps for OCTOBER???? Well, either way, we've got ya covered!! Not only do we have a new weekly challenge but we also have SIX new AWESOME stamps!!! 

This month's Annie stamps are....... DASHING DANCERS!!! We KNOW you'll LOVE them as much as we do!! Just wait 'til you see all the incredible creations by the Krafty Girls and Guests featuring Ainsleigh Arabesque, Dashing Dancers, Disco Donna, Fernanda Flamenco, Holly Hip Hop and Trixie Tapper!! Prepare
 your pocketbook.....because you're gonna want them ALL!

Check out all the amazing creations on today's hop in combination with this week's challenge!! The lovely PAM is our hostess this week and her challenge features a fantastic SKETCH!! Use the sketch she has provided as inspiration for your card or scrapbook page! And the random winner of this week's challenge will receive the new HOLLY HIP HOP, as featured on her gorgeous creation!! We really hope you are inspired by this week's challenge and share your inky creations!!! We SO enjoy seeing your beautiful designs inspired by our challenges!

Below you will find all the Krafty Girls and Guests who have goodies to show you today and while you're visiting their blogs, be sure to leave some love at each stop because TWO lucky ladies are each going to WIN a package of today's stamps!! Woohoo!!!

ALL of our OCTOBER stamps will be available TOMORROW at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! So be sure to come on back to enjoy our Release Day Krafty HOP!!

Oh and P.S. There will be a SPECIAL stamp that you haven't seen yet, being released tomorrow as well, so be sure to check out tomorrow's Krafty Hop to see if you can find it!!!

Happy hoppin'!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Day Two of October's Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Copic colors used:  skin- E00, E000, E11, R20 hair- E15, E13, Y21, Y000 jeans- B97, B95, B93, B91 jacket- E35, E31, E50 trim/whites- C3, C1, C00 reds- R59, R29, R22 icy ground- B01, B000, B0000

Welcome back to our OCTOBER Krafty Peeks!!! Today we are excited to share the TWO new SETS by artist Cheryl Alger!!! We have two NEW characters to introduce you to! Meet Lexi and Lucas in their own new sets!!! It's LEXI'S WINTER FUN and SNOW DAY LUCAS!!! 

All the Krafty Girls and Krafty Guests listed below have lots of super 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 EACH of the new sets!!! You could WIN the new LEXI or LUCAS set!!!!!

Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE new stamps we have to show you , this time by artist Emilie Goulet!!! And ALL the new stamps will be available on Sunday at the KKStamps Shop!!

Happy hoppin'!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Day One of October Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

We're celebrating winter at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps ...and lots more!! Get ready for our OCTOBER 2012 RELEASE!!!!! 

We are kicking off the *New* OCTOBER Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps previews today and first off, we’d like to introduce you to a beautiful new set of Trinkets!!! We are very excited to share with you our….WINTER TRINKETS!!! 

These circular sentiment stamps have been created and designed by the totally talented Krafty Girl, Nicole Aspinall!! They are made especially to fit in your 1 3/8ths and 1 ¾ inch punches, for quick and easy cutting!!! This month we are releasing the WINTER Trinkets set which includes EIGHT trinkets in each set with four of each size and they come as both positive and negative images, so you can use your black or brown ink with the positive stamps and use your coloured inks with the negative ones!! You will get the set as a completely unmounted full sheet of deeply etched grey rubber.

All of the Krafty Girls are cardmakers primarily and we have found these to be such a quick and easy way to add a sentiment to our creations or to use as the focal point on our cards! They are also perfect for your Smashbook pages and your scrapbook pages, not to mention your altered items and tags!! No stamper's stash is complete without them!

Now just you wait 'til you see the awesome samples the Krafty Girls have put together for you....and be sure to comment on each and every stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN the new WINTER TRINKETS set!!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Follow the Craft Fantastic Blog!

Hello, crafty bloggers!  I have some exciting news to share with you.  I am helping my friend Anne promote her Craft Fantastic jewelry supply company by running a blog and Facebook page for her.  I am extremely excited about this opportunity because the Craft Fantastic line of products is top notch!  In fact, you might already be familiar with the company because Craft Fantastic makes appearances at many crafts shows across the country each year.    

Craft Fantastic offers a myriad of supplies for creating your own one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, specializing in high-quality flat-backed glass beads, decorative trays, chains, bracelets, bails, images and some of the finest glue on the market (it's my favorite)!  You'll just have to head to the online shop to see the full-line of tools and supplies.  

Over the next few weeks, we'll be sharing lots of information on the Craft Fantastic blog, including inspirational projects, specials, and a very generous giveaway.  Head over there to follow the blog and that way you won't miss out on a single thing!

Here's a just a peek at the products offered in the Craft Fantastic shop.   


Saturday, October 13, 2012

A New Challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: Spooky!

Copic colors used:  skin- E00, E000, R20, E11 hair- E18, E09, E07, E01 dress/hat/shoes- C7, C5, C3, C1 broom- V17, V15, V12/E37, E35, E31 green accents- YG69, YG17, YG13, YG01

Hey, all!  I'm back today with a new challenge from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and you are going to love this one!  First of all, our Hostess with the Mostess is Jenny and she has tasked us with creating a Spooky card.  I decided to use the lovely Witchypoo.  Isn't she fun!  I've had her for awhile, but this is the first time I've inked her up.

Be sure and join the challenge this week by sharing your fabulous Spooky creations with us at the Kraftin Kimmie Stamps challenge blog.  Also, pop into the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop and see what fab images are waiting for homes ;D  

Okay, I best be keeping this post short.  Until next time, stay krafty!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Halloween Birthday Greeting

Hello, Bloggers!  I'm back again with a quick (okay...quicker) card than normal for me.  Partly because it's all about the embellishments and there is no Copic coloring on it.  I'm still playing with those inky TH backgrounds and it doesn't get any easier than this.  Just swipe, swipe, swipe with a few Distress Ink pads, spritz with water and call it a day.  Let it dry and then stamp it with a really nice silhouette image and voila...done!

This card is for one of Kirk's coworkers who has an October birthday.  I hope she likes a Halloween color palette, because that's the mood I've been in and I just can't shake it.  Doesn't look like much of a birthday card, but I did put a birthday type sentiment on the inside so that counts, right?  LOL!

Okay, that's it for me!  I will catch you on Saturday with a new challenge from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  Until next time, stay crafty!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Challenge #149 at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: "Skull"tastic!


Hello!  Welcome back to a new challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and guess who your Hostess with the Mostess is this week!?  YEP!!!  IT"S ME!!!  Some of you may already know this about me, but I LOVE skeletons, skulls and ALL THINGS HALLOWEEN!!!  AND for that reason, I am challenging you to add a SKULL to your fabulous card submissions this week.  Use a KKS image with a skull on it, add a skull embellishment, or feature some skull patterned paper, the choice is up to you.  In other words, make your card "skull"tastic!

I reached into my uninked Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps stash and found the mischievous Perfect Poison to play with.  She's an absolute delight...just look at those eyes ;D  Little Miss Poison has a wonderful bit of skully detail on her dress, but I couldn't stop there, so I cut out a skull using Grunge Paper and Sticky Back Canvas.  I was also going to feature some uber-cool skully paper, but it didn't quite work, which made me sad, but I flipped it over and ended up with the stripes instead.  The paper skullies are there in spirit...heehee!  Slap a skully or two on a KKS creation and be sure to join the fun.  If your submission is randomly selected, you'll win a Perfect Poison of your own!

A couple of things before I go...there's a sale going on in the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop in observance of KKS' 3rd birthday!  Lots of your favorites are on special, so now's the time to stock up!  Also, World Card Making Day is upon us and if you visit the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog, you'll find a number of additional challenges to participate in and maybe even a trivia contest...hmmmm...SOUNDS LIKE FUN!!!  

AND finally, if you are lucky enough to be visiting or living near London, Ontario on October 20th, might I suggest joining the fun at Krafty Day 2012.  Tickets are only $65.00 and you'll get to spend an amazing day with some of the Krafty Girls, not this one (POOH!), and you'll also get to meet and chat with amazing Krafty Artist, Annie Rodrigue!!!!  YES!!!  You read that right!  You'll even get to watch Annie design and bring some of her creations to life right before your eyes!!  ARGH!!!  I WISH I could go!!!  Buy your tickets HERE!  

Okay, I have filled your ears (and eyes) with lots of info, so I will let you go now.  I'll catch you later in the week with something new (and exciting)!  Until then, stay krafty!!!