Saturday, January 31, 2015

{KKS} 2000+ FB Friends Celebration!

Just a quick post tonight! Are you a member of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Krafty Friends Facebook Page? If you aren't, then get over to FB and 'like' our page! We are now over 2000 members strong! And to celebrate that milestone, as well as Miss Kimmie's birthday, we are having a HUGE party! All week long! There are lots of challenges and prizes AND a HUGE sale!!!! 44 stamps are marked at 44% off to celebrate Kim's….you guessed it….44th Birthday! 

I was one of the hostesses today (even though I was gone at hockey all day! Kim took care of my challenge posts for me! Thx!!). My challenge was a sketch and as a bonus I wanted an ANIMAL themed card (double your chances to win if you incorporate bonus theme into your sketch!). 
Here is my card using the set Down on The Farm

And here's my sketch:

I'd love for you to play along! You have all week!! Check out the KKS group that I mentioned above and you'll find the folder where you can upload your card for a chance (or 2) to win!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

{KKS} Time for Fun!

It's Wonderful Wednesday time!! We hope you can play along!! As's ANYTHING GOES!! Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!!

OMGosh! I am having such fun lately digging through my older KKS stamps and having a lil reunion of sorts! My hubby went away for a work conference in Texas, so I made the goal of cleaning and starting to organize my stamping studio. I love nosing around at my collection when I'm doing a tidy!
The cleaning part is almost complete, and I have started organizing, but that will take awhile. I know I need to purge a bunch of stamps and dies, but I just can't bring myself to do it!! LOL!!! I might NEED that one die someday, ya know?? then I'll be kicking myself in the hiney that I let it get away!! I the words of my favourite Disney movie, Ratatouille, 'We don't leave the nest, we make it bigger'….. well my nest is getting awfully full!

Anyway, onto the card!! I had so much fun colouring this lil guy from Carnival Fun, only using a portion of it. I knew I wanted to use a certain sketch…You can find that HERE… I didn't colour the whole image, as whatever was outside the circle wouldn't make it on the card. Don't waste your time colouring what you are planning on cutting off, right? I had chosen my DP and coloured the balloons in the same style as the ombre looking DP….I wanted the really transparent looking balloons, where the ones behind are still visible. I'm pretty happy with the way this one turned out :) I added in a button tied with a hemp bow and that's it for accents! The circle dies are MFT, and the clouds are TCP. I did some light sponging with TH Frayed Burlap distress ink. A touch of machine stitching around the edge adds some interest to the clean layout.

Are you joining us on Saturday for Kimmie's Birthday & 2000 friends celebration BASH?? It's an all day party with challenges, prizes, chatter & hanging with your Krafty friends!!! Head on over to the Krafty Friends FB Page for all of the deets!

We want EVERYONE to be able to play along so 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 name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until February 3rd 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 shop!!! What do you think.....wanna WIN?? Let's see your krafty stuff!!

Monday, January 26, 2015

{SPD} Distressed Love Note

Are you ready for a new SugarSketch Challenge?!?!  We had a fantastic response to our last SugarSketch Challenge.  It was wonderful to have so many participants.   Feel free to make it your own by rotating or by changing the shapes of the panels.  And remember, that each project you link up and share below is an entry to WIN a Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs store worth up to $15!

I've noticed a lot of stampers using Distress Ink to create gorgeous backgrounds lately, so I tried my hand at that. I don't have many 'colours'…mostly just neutral browns to distress with….so my colour scheme was very limited LOL! I sponged a background, then cut out the circle (I used the extra inked portions once i cut out my circle focal panel to cut all of the little hearts (Heart Journal Card Set) that you see floating out of the envelope die- Special Delivery Accents). I spattered the circle with water off a paintbrush to get the look. I need to work on this. haha! I added a bunch of enamel dots (mostly YNS), lacquered up the 'love' die cut (Heart Journal Card Set) with glossy accents and stamped 'note' from the set Special Delivery. I used the envelope stamps from Special Delivery to create the pattern on the vertical panel. I saw one of my teammates do something similar and was inspired by that. The horizontal panel was subbed with one of the border stamps from Build A Background- Basics (Remember that BAB-Basics is FREE with a qualifying purchase!!!You can get your hands on it a whole 2 months before its even released!)

The rules are very simple…
  Create a new card or project using the SugarSketch provided.

  • SugarPea Design stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated :)
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable 
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDSS19 so that we may check out your beautiful work
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz shown HERE.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe.  However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $15
Here is your sketch!

Here are the products that I've used on my card today:

Saturday, January 24, 2015

{SSSC} You're Sweet

Hi there! Tonight I have a card to show you that I made for my niece Elliot's 6th Birthday! I used the image Cotton Candy from Mo's Digital Pencil. Elli has been wanting a cotton candy themed bday for awhile, but she changed her mind and went with a Pajama and Pancake brunch themed party! It was very fun and my SIL did an amazing job with the cake and cupcakes, and of course all the actual brunch food! Mandi iced the cake to look like a stack of pancakes! It was amazing! And you can kind of see the 'bacon and eggs' cupcakes in the background….

The cotton candy party was no more, but I had planned to use this image for her, and I even got her a cotton candy machine and a bunch of candy you can use to make cotton candy! FUN!

I added a hint of glitter to the gigantic heap of cotton candy! The sentiment is from SugarPea Designs Classroom Cupids. Dies are by MFT, as well as button and twine.

I used this weeks SSSC! Check out what the Sweet Sunday Stampers have been up to:

{KKS} All About Boys!

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
This week our hostess is Deborah and her challenge is 'All About Boys'!!! I have 3 sons, so I am all over that one!!! We are always in need of little boy cards around here and I love making this theme of card!

I used the set Safari Fun. This is the first time I've inked up the little elephant and Lucas. So fun to colour! I used copics and pastels, added the sentiment up in the corner, brown copper brads, twine and a copper button. Dies are all by MFT. The DP is Carta Bella 'Boy Oh Boy'.

We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them so you can WIN a $10 gift card to the Shop!! Show us your stuff!!
Have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends fb group?? It's the best place to keep up with all of the goings on as well as sharing YOUR creations and getting inspired by other Krafty Friends' creations!!!

This week's FRUGAL FRIDAY specials are up and available until the end of the WEEKEND!! Also, the JANUARY RELEASE as well as the GIMMIE KIMMIE kits!
Now create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp or any other stamp and be sure to use our THEME as a starting point for your creation!!! You will have until January 30th at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in! Check out the KKS BLOG!

Pull out those fabby stamps and play along! Have some krafty fun and join us this week!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

{SPD} SugarPea Designs is turning ONE!

Hey there! I am soooo super excited to be sharing today's post with you! It's SugarPea Designs FIRST Birthday Bash! I am so very proud of my friend Wendy's hard work. effort and love that she's put into SugarPea Designs first year :) I am very honoured to have been with her from the start, and hope to spend many more SPD Birthdays with her!!

I made this fun little card to give to my mailman, Timothy, because he is just really great at his job and in a rural area like this, that's sometimes hard to find! I forgot to put a Christmas card in the mailbox for him, so I made him this masculine Thank-you card instead. I am tucking a Tim Hortons GC in there as well. I absolutely ADORE this little penguin from the set Happy Mail, and as Canadian Customs was thoroughly enjoying my stamp package, I didn't receive this guy in time for our release peek! So this is my first time inking him up! I coloured with copics, adding pastel cheeks in. I pieced the hat and mail bag. I used the little elements from the Air Mail Set die, as well as the envelope from Special Delivery Accents. I rolled up a little piece of DP and tucked it into the open slot in the envelope die. I used this weeks SSSC for my layout!

 Here is the inside, with the other portion of the Air Mail Set die and another sentiment from Happy Mail.

Here is some important info on today's hop:

MAJOR PRIZE!! Anyone interested in a $100 GC to the SPD Boutique?? Comment on ALL of the participating blogs for your chance to win!

This is an open hop! Meaning we are encouraging anyone and everyone to participate, by creating and linking up a card HERE at the SPD blog post! All of the linkups will be entered to win a $25 GC!

We are offering a sale code, BDAY01, for customers to receive 10% off their entire purchase (valid until January 24th)!

Select designers are giving away SPD stamp sets! Be sure to comment on everyones posts, as these designers are secret!! They'll be doing random drawings on commenters and giving away some prizes!

Blog hop and  LinkUp ends midnight, January 28th. 

Winners will be announced on Feb 1st.

SugarPea Designers

SugarPea Designs Blog
Lesley Croghan
Anita Madden
Jenny Peterson
Kim O'Connell
Mary Johnson
Wendy Bond
Tracy Valure
Simonne Clay
Stacey Schafer
Wendy McGaffey
Vera Yates
Kerri Michaud
Lisa Lara
Cathy Preissing
Shanna Shands
Cibele Glazer

Our Special Guests

Tracy MacDonald
Danielle Lounds
Tara Godfrey
Veronica Zalis
Angel Rivera
Jen Shults
Isha Gupta
Amy Tsuruta
Dina Kowal
Chaitali Narla
Brianna Loeffelbein
Lisa Henke
Piali Biswas

Monday, January 19, 2015

Happy Birthday Dude!!

EEK!! I am super excited to show you this card!! It's my first Pop Up Box Card and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it came out! I made it for my nephew's 6th Birthday. He is obsessed with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles…which is kind of cool, because I remember my brother to be their #1 fan when he was a little boy! The TMNT love has come full circle ;)

This card honestly took me forever to make LOL! Mostly because it was a ton of die cutting! Very little punches were used and just the one stamp on the back of the box, which you'll see later on in the post. I'll also list all of the dies that I used at the end.

 I knew I wanted to make Lucas a TMNT card, as we got him some turtle gear and toys and his party was also TMNT themed! So I searched on Splitcoast Stampers and found THIS card, which was my inspiration. So thanks, Rochelle, at Creative Corner Studio! I wish I could say that I came up with this idea on my own, but I'm just not that good ;)
I also followed the SCS tutorial on how to make a Pop Up Box Card. You can find that tutorial HERE. I used the A2 Horizontal size.
The 'Pizza' was so fun to make!! I really dug into my stash of die-namics to find the right shapes for my toppings (plain pepperoni, cheese and sauce is what the kids go for!)…thankfully I have a good haul of dies from my days as a designer for My Favorite Things. Every die cut shape you see on the card is from MFT, with the exception of the turtles eyes and their smiley mouths! That is it! Those things were made using small circle punches for the eyes and a large oval punch, all Stampin' Up!

Seriously, how CUTE is this pie???? Yum!

I wanted a little birthday greeting stamp or something to add and this pizza stamp from Pizza My Heart by SugarPea Designs was PERFECT! I wrote in a message on the top and bottom of the circle. You can see here the back of the box once its standing up. I used a reptile embossing folder to add some interest to the CS (and YES, I know turtles are amphibians hehe). Every side panel and the underside of the flaps are a different turtle colour. I backed each of the turtle heads with more CS so you can't see the mask tails glued to the back.

Each of the turtles is a different colour of green! Just like the real turtles!

Here is the card laying flat. If you wanted it to fit in an A2 envie, just don't make things hang off the edges so much LOL! The manhole cover is way off the top, as well as the blue mask.
I just used a larger envelope.

And here's the flaps folded up.

Turtles- Circle STAX 1 and 2, Oval STAX, Woven Basket (bow ends for mask tails)
Pizza- Sunflower (pepperoni), pie chart (slices/crust), Circle STAX (cheese), Artist palette paint splotches (tomato sauce)
Other- Skyline border (solid and overlay)
Manhole- Circle STAX 1 and 2
Other- High Rise Upper (TMNT), By The Number (6), LLD Accent It- Celebrate (Happy, TH), 

Stamps: Pizza My Heart (SPD)

MFT- Factory Green, Jellybean Green, Sour Apple, Gumdrop Green, Orange Fizz, Black, Sweet Tooth, Kraft, Wild Cherry, Grape Jelly, and Lemon Drop 
SU- light yellow, blue, brick red, silver

Silver brads (SU); Acetate paper; embossing folders (reptile and checker plate); SU punches (circles for eyes, oval for mouth) dimensionals; 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

{KKS} New Release Hop!

Woohooooo!!! We're so excited! It’s our JANUARY 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 rubber stamps!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of amazing creations featuring new stamp sets from all of our artists including a new one, for our January release! We know these new stamps will inspire you to make your own fabulous creations!! We’ve got an elegant new sentiment set called WORDS OF INSPIRATION!! There's a supah cute new kids set from Cheryl called IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY! And of course, we are SO excited to share a new steampunk stamp set from Annie called....ALL STEAMED UP! Lastly we are thrilled to introduce Emilie Goulet to you with her gorgeous new set, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our JANUARY Krafty Hop! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because one lucky stamper will win a $10 gift card!! When you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new rubber stamp sets are NOW available!!

And don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new January stamps at a discount!! But only for a limited time!
Now let's celebrate with our NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

{KKS} Words of Inspiration

Hey everyone!! Welcome back to day FOUR of our JANUARY Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Have you been enjoying the peeks so far?? All of our brand new rubber stamp sets will be released TONIGHT!
Today we are SO thrilled to share the newest set of elegant sentiments by artist BECKY PEARCE! This set features some thoughtful quotes in beautiful fonts and is called WORDS OF INSPIRATION!! This set includes NINE lovely sentiments!
This week our challenge hostess is ME! And my challenge is ANYTHING GOES (as it always is during release week)!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with 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! 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 a $10 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!! Wanna win??

Are you planning to join us for our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes TONIGHT beginning at 6pm EST!! Hope you can come hang out with the me and Krafty Girls!
All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps from Becky! And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away a gift card!!! You could WIN some Krafty $$$ to spend at the shop!!!! {This winner will be announced at the party tomorrow!}
Happy hopping'!