Monday, April 28, 2014

{TI} Flowers!

I've used the newly released digi, Peachy Pixie from Tiddly Inks stamps. This week our challenge is FLOWERS! Spring is finally on it's way here in Alberta, and I for one, am VERY exciting about seeing some green….This has felt like one of the longest winters ever!!

I coloured up this lil cutie and her friends with copics and added a touch of Wink of Stella pen in clear, to her wings and the birdies…. The enamel dots are of course present- my latest addiction! Trust me, that reddish looking one is actually a nice coral pink! Sometimes the pic just doesn't cooperate :) I made my flowers with DP and MFT dies, adding a button and twine bow to the centre. The sentiment is from a PTI set. I used my very favourite pad at the moment, Vintage Bliss by Simple Stories.

Check out what my fellow Tiddly Inkers have to show you!! there are some great cards this week!!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

{SPD} Perfect Paper Crafting/ SugarPea Designs BLOG HOP!

 Today, the SugarPeas are teaming up with the Perfect Paper Crafting design team to bring you a fabulous blog hop filled with SugarPea Designs sweetness and sweet crafting tools from our friends at Perfect Paper Crafting. You are sure to be inspired and you could WIN a fabulous prize!!

I am lucky enough to design for both of these FABULOUS companies! Yep, I am brand new to the Perfect Paper Crafting team and I've been having tons of fun using my new PPC tools!

For this card, I've used the super handy Perfect Layers Mini, which is the perfect size for card makers, Perfect Cutting mat (I love the size of this mat- it's big enough that your projects don't keep creeping off the side of the mat, and it's small enough that it won't take up a huge amount of space on your desk) and the Perfect Airbrush to add a little spritzing to my paper!

I absolutely LOVE this stamp by SugarPea Designs called Tweet Friend. And the versatility of SPD stamps just makes me happy! Sentiments in this set include: friendship, thinking of you, new home, new baby, expecting mothers!

I coloured her up with Copics, and added some shading with pastel pencils. I did a wee bit of sponging clouds in using a cloud shape die as a template. Dies and twine are by MFT, DP is Chickaniddy, and I added some gorgeous paper flowers given to me by one of my besties, fellow SugarPea Tracy Valure…isn't she the sweetest?!? I just about fainted when I opened a box sent to me FULL of flowers!! What a treat :)

I added in some machine stitching and her dress was stamped 4 times! I layered and flared each layer of the skirt….the little yellow flowers were also stamped again, fussy cut and adhered in the centre only for a bit of dimension on the petals….

Here's a close-up of some of that gorgeous spritzing! I really had fun with that tool…I used a brown Tim Holtz distress marker and it fit perfectly and the tool did a wonderfully subtle job with the ink.

I hope you will join our Blog Hop today - I promise that you will find TONS of inspiration - as well as a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe.  Perfect Paper Crafting is also giving away a $50 Gift Certificate to their store!  All you have to do is leave a comment on each designers blog to be entered to win either prize!  Winners will be chosen at random and announced on the SugarPea Designs Blog on May 1st.
Below is a list of participating designers, happy hopping!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

{SPD04} Ador-a-Bull

Hey there! There is a brand new challenge at SugarPea Designs, with new prizes up for grabs! We are now offering a TEN dollar GC to our winner! Whoo Hoo! Come play with us for your chance to win….And with a new release just around the corner, you'll be glad you did!

This week our challenge is CAS, or Clean and Simple, for those of you that have been living under a rock ;) hehe!

Well hello there, ador-a-bull!! I used the CUTEST little bull from the set Hug-A-Bull from our Beanstalk Collection, and just cut him apart from his little matador friend. I think it works great and now you have the option of making a farm themed card or whatever!! And guess what? He looks so cute next to the little goat from Totes Ma Goats too!! 

I used some MFT blueprint dies, October Afternoon 'farm girl' paper and coloured up this little guy to look like a Hereford bull calf with my copics!! Everything is popped up using SU dimensionals, so even thought this card is a CAS, there is lots of dimension to make it interesting!

Here's the challenge deets:

·       Play along with any stamp you like - but if you use SugarPea Designs, we'll top your voucher up to $15!

·       Combine our challenge with any other challenge(s)!

·       Upload to your blog or other online gallery using keyword: SPD04 so that we may check out your beautiful work

·       Add your link to the linkup on the SugarPea Blog. You'll find our current challenges on the sidebar.

Monday, April 21, 2014

{TI} Flower Pixies

Today I've got a fun new digital stamp to show you from Tiddly Inks. Christy has drawn up a bunch of new pixies that are perfect for spring!

I've coloured them up with copics and pastels and added white pen highlights to their cheeks, and a bit of loose glitter to the white fuzzie's (yes, I know, I am quite the botanical whiz….) The gorgeous sentiment is by Papertrey Ink and the twine and CS are MFT, button from my stash.

I'll leave you with this close-up of the gorgeous pixies!

You can see what the other Tiddly Inker's have created for your viewing pleasure over on the TI blog! Check it out :)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

{KKS} April New Release Hop

We're so excited! It’s our APRIL RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! So grab yourself a cuppa joe, sit back and be prepared for some krafty eye kandy! We're going to inspire your creations with our fun, new stamps! OH and we've got some EXTRA SPECIAL things going on for you this month!! 

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists for our April release! We’ve got something for everyone!! We’ve got an adorable new spring set from Cheryl called RAINY DAY FUN! There's an awesome new MONSTER set from Thais called MONSTER HUGS! Lastly, we are SO excited to share a GORGEOUS new Moonlight Whispers stamp set from Annie called....BLOOMIN' WONDERFUL!
You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our APRIL Krafty Hop! We are SO thrilled to have the Kit & Clowder Design Team joining us in our hop!! They have done a great job with the new stamps and are helping us to launch this fabby new release!!! We are so excited to have them join us!!
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 we've got an extra special HOP this month!! We've planned a KRAFTY EASTER EGG HUNT in our hop!!! There are eleven letters hidden along the way and they spell out a two word phrase! Find all the letters, unscramble them and post your answer on our Facebook page wall!! One lucky winner will receive a KKS goodie package and you have until Monday night to enter!!

Tonight I have chosen to work with one of the cute kids from Rainy Day Fun. I used this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge for my layout….I added some clouds (MFT) and enamel dots- I am *slightly addicted to those things!! I added in some glossy accents to the frogs/boys eyes and the puddle. The flag die is MFT as well and the woodgrain embossing plate is by Taylored Expressions. The DP is Simple Stories, A Charmed Life.

When you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are available NOW! And don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new April stamps at a discount!! But only for a limited time!
One more super fun thing!!! We are sponsoring a Kustomer Kompetition over at the Kit and Clowder site!! Submit your creation featuring a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp and YOU could WIN the ENTIRE new release!!!! (If you can't wait and plan to order the new release stamps, no problem! If you WIN, I'll let ya choose your own stamps!!  )
**Local Krafty Friends** My April Krafty Kard Klasses are ready to go! If you'd like to hang out in the Krafty Kave and play with some fun images and create some cool stuff....go here for all the details! OH and did I mention....all attendees receive 20% off anything they purchase that day!!
Now let's celebrate with our NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!

Don't forget to check out what the other SSSC stampers have for you this week! We would love to have you join us…Link up your creation on the SSSC blog!

{KKS} Monster Hugs!

Welcome back to day THREE of our APRIL Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! The awesome new stamps just keep on comin'!!
We are SO thrilled to share the newest set of FOUR images with matching sentiments from THAIS! Could this set of furry friends BE any cuter?? This fabulously fun new set is called MONSTER HUGS!!
This week our challenge hostess is SHARON! And her challenge is ANYTHING GOES!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp with no restrictions! 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 some NEW Kraftin' Kimmie rubbah!!!

I've coloured up my lil monster with copics and a touch of pastel pencils. I used a fine copic multiliner and 'carved' in some words into the tree heart! It would be so cute to personalize with initials!! Dies are by Reverse Confetti and mFT. Button and twine- MFT. The sketch is the current Deconstructed Sketch #147.

Are you join us for our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes!!! We'll be releasing all the new stamps you've seen this week after the party at 11am EDT!! You can read all the details about how you can join us RIGHT HERE!
All the Krafty Girls listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these sweet new stamps from Thais! And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away some stamps!!! You could WIN this new set of stamps!!!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced later this week!}
So come and hang out with us in a couple of hours for all the LIVE action krafty fun at the release party and then come on back here tomorrow to check out the release day blog hop! The design team over at Kit & Clowder are helping us to launch the new stamps this month! We'll have lots of surprises for you, including an Easter Egg Hung, a Customer Competition and ALL the new stamps will be available TODAY at the KKStamps Shop!!
Happy hoppin'!

Friday, April 18, 2014

{KKS} Bloomin' Wonderful!

Welcome back to Day TWO of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps APRIL previews!!! We are back with a fabulous new Moonlight Whispers stamp set by Annie Rodrigue!! You'll love these two gardening ladies along with the THREE fun sentiments!!
Today the Krafty Girls are thrilled to share with you.....BLOOMIN' WONDERFUL!! There are lots of gorgeous creations on today's hop featuring both new images and sentiments from the set!! We know you are just going to LOVE these springtime ladies and be inspired by all the fun designs!!

Below you will find all the Krafty Girls who have goodies to show you today and while you're visiting their blogs, be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN a package of today's stamps!! Woohoo!!!
ALL of our APRIL stamps will be available on Saturday morning at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! We'll be celebrating at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!! It's over at our KKS Facebook fan page! Join us for all the fun!! You can find more details here!!
Happy hoppin'!!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

{KKS} Rainy Day Fun!

Welcome to day ONE of our APRIL Kraftin' Kimmie Previews!!! Today we are excited to share a supah cute new set featuring Lulu, Lexi and Lucas! It's by artist Cheryl Alger and will help us welcome spring! We are sharing samples today featuring.......RAINY DAY FUN!!

Eek! I love this little girl! I pieced the umbrella, but everything else is coloured with copics and pastels and I added some white dots in with a sharpie paint pen. The lower centre of the umbrella has a pop dot under it and the rest is secured with score tape. It has a nice dimensional look. The DP is Simple Stories 'I heart Summer' and available in the Kraftin' Kimmie store HERE. The dies, button and twine are by MFT. 

All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have lots of super FUN 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 the new sets and YOU could WIN!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday morning!}

Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE fun new stamps we have to share with you! And ALL the new APRIL stamps will be available on Saturday morning at the KKStamps Shop!!
Happy hopping'!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

{KKS} Rayne

Welcome to another Wonderful Wednesday challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and as's ANYTHING GOES!! What will YOU create??!!

I've used the stunning Rayne on my card today….I just love how her hair turns into water!! Nice tushie, huh!?! hehe….I kept it simple and used some silver CS, teal netted ribbon and SU crystal adhesive dots.

Here's a closeup: 

Your submission must use at least one Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp but 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 on this post until Tuesday, April 22nd!! What do you think.....wanna WIN??

**Please note that you are more than welcome to combine this Wonderful Wednesday Share to Win challenge with other challenges, BUT not our regular weekly challenges. This must be a new and different creation than anything you create for our Saturday challenges.

P.S. Did you know that the Krafty Previews for the NEW April stamps begins tomorrow???? YUP! With all the new stamp sets releasing at our LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday!!! Can't wait to share them all with you!! AND look out for ways to WIN some new rub bah!

Happy kraftin'!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

{SSSC/SPD} Congrats Grad!

I've got a brand new card to share with you tonight, that uses a brand new stamp from SugarPea Designs and a brand new sketch from SSSC!! If that doesn't entice you, then I honestly don't know what will ;) haha!

Anyway, this handsome little fella was released just this past week from the lovely SugarPea Designs called Hats Off to You…. I just know you are gonna love him!! He's just jumping for joy, he's so excited to be graduating! Wow, I remember those days :)

This is the perfect graduation set…it has a sweet girl version of the grad, as well as tons of sentiments and a few accessory stamps as well!!

The sketch is this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!

And here's your sketch:

See what the other Sweet Stampers have been up to!

{RC} Hey Chickie!

I decided to have some Easter fun with my new Reverse Confetti haul! I made a card and coordinating treat bag with tag using the new Carton Cuties and co-ordinating Carton Cutie Confetti Cuts dies. For some reason, I love egg cartons! I know that sounds strange, but I think it reminds me of my childhood and helping my grandma with her chickens…I'm gonna go with that explanation anyway. lol!

This card has tons of dimension! The carton was actually cut twice, so the lower section is popped out even beyond the chick and eggs to make it look more 3 dimensional! Here's a side view:

A close-up of the little matching tag on the bag of chickie peeps!

  For the tag, I've used a strip of the Love Note scallop rectangle die. The main tag and the banner is from the Tag Me confetti cut.

Here's the card on it's own. I cut two Love Note scallop rectangle dies, fussy cutting the inner rectangle portion of one of the patterns and mounting it on foam dots over the green patterned cut. I coloured the carton a bit with some copics right onto the Kraft CS. The little sentiment banner is again from Tag Me.
I used this months SFYTT for the card layout.

OMGGGGGG! Look at the cute lil bow tie on the chickie!!

Other products used on my set: MFT twine and buttons, various enamel dots, MME DP, SU and MFT CS, SU dimensionals, copics, X-press it blending CS, machine stitching, memento and versa fine ink, marshmallow peeps, cellophane bag

{KKS} Filling up on Apples...

Well, welcome back for another fabulously FUN challenge here at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!! We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them so you can WIN MORE rubbah!! Show us your stuff!!
This week our hostess is Krafty Guest, Marilyn! And her challenge is ANIMAL HOUSE! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp that features an animal of some sort!! Have some krafty fun and join us this week!!
We're thrilled with the warmer weather so we're celebrating with a SPRING HAS SPRUNG SALE on this weekend with 25-50 percent off almost 200 of our fave stamp sets! AND every order will receive a mini stamp of our choice!!

I tried a few new things on my card for this weeks challenge! First, I used the no-lines colouring technique, meaning I stamped the image with a light coloured ink, rather than the usual black. It definitely lends to a softer look, maybe even a bit watercolour-y…. Secondly, I tried my hand at creating a little sky background by colouring in my own clouds. Honestly, I am not overly happy with my pics lately…my iPhone is taking better photographs than my Nikon. That's more than a little disappointing. I am gonna try to set up my light tent thingy again! Maybe that will help. I wish you could see this card IRL. It's so much nicer.

Guess what??! I've used the adorable set Woodland Friends, which just so happens to be one of the stamps on SALE for 40% off!!
We’ve also got LOTS of brand new 6x6 paper pads…
and restocks of EZmount and HOT KNIVES, while supplies last!!
Now check out the wonderful creations by our Krafty Girls and special Krafty Guests featuring this week’s challenge!! We’re sure you’ll be inspired!! Then join us, play along and you could WIN!!
Happy kraftin’!!