Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Altenew: A Year In Review Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello Altenew Friends and welcome to...

 


I'm joining a whole bunch of talented Altenew contributors to share my favourite projects of 2021!

If you're here from the lovely Reiko Tsuchida you are in the right place and if you'd like to hop in order you can head to the Altenew blog for the start and the complete hop list.

Prizes

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to 4 lucky winners!

Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog HERE or share Altenew projects with #AltenewBest2021 on social media by 01/06/2022 for a chance to win.

9 winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/08/2022.

Sending Hugs



I created a background with Altenew Crisp Dye inks and my gel press and then applied the inks with the Watercolor Bouquet Stencil on the slimline sized card front which works perfectly with this tall stencil.

Never Stop Smiling


My first papercrafting love is scrapbooking and I love incorporating my Altenew products on scrapbook layouts.

The BAF-Bellaroma Hybrid Tearose is the perfect size for scrapbook layouts, I've stamped the flowers in six different Altenew color families and die cut with the coordinating dies.

Some black splatters with the Jet Black Watercolor Brush Marker add texture as well as patterned paper from the 6x6 Blushing Blooms Paper Pack.


Wedding Wishes


One my favourite ways to use Altenew Crisp Dye inks is to watercolour with them so I stamped the large image from the Fresh Cut Roses stamp set in Obisidian Ink and heat embossed with Crystal Clear Embossing powder on A2 watercolor paper.

I then smooshed dye inks on a watercolor palette, misted with water, picked up with a watercolor brush and colored the image. I also colored the backgroung and then added shading with grey crisp dye ink.


Once the image was dry I added dots with a white gel pen for added visual interest and heat embossed the sentiment on vellum with Obsidian ink and clear embossing powder.

Thinking Of You

2021 saw Altenew release a number of new products and one of those is slimline products! The Slim Deco Cover Die Set was the first foray into this genre.


The set has a larger frame die and a smaller die that can be used on an A2 size card or a mini slim sized card. I embossed a white A2 card front with the Organic Linen 3D embossing folder then adhered 3 of the small Deco Slim frames cut from black card stock, trimming the edges to fit.

The Tall Foliage Stamp and Die set is an excellent complement to this cover die set and I stamped it on black card stock and heat embossed it with Platinum Crisp Embossing Powder.


After die cutting the embossed foliage with the coordinating die, I layered them over the frames and finished the card off with the matted heat embossed sentiment over silver thread.

Winter Wishes


This is one of my favourite card designs using the Fine Frames Diamond Die Set and before I purchased this set I used the diamond die from the Geo Frames Die Set.

I've watercolored an Altenew A2 Watercolor panel with the Emerald ink from the Winter Watercolor Brush Marker set, keeping the color dark at the top and lightening it up towards the bottom.

Once the panel was dry I embossed it with the Geo Diamonds 3D Embossing folder, then die cut the large triangle from the Fine Frames Diamond Die set. The embossed panel is trimmed and then placed over a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Gold Mirror card stock.

The die cut diamond is offset and popped up with foam adhesive. The bloom from the Dry Brush Poinsettia stamp set is stamped with Altenew Crisp Dye ink with the final layer stamped with Clear Embossing Ink and then heat embossed with Platinum Embossing Powder.

I hope you've enjoyed this look at some of my favourite projects from 2021. I'd love to see yours so use #AltenewBest2021 on social media to share your projects.

Don't forget to leave a comment here and on all the blogs for a chance to win one of the prizes!

Your next stop on the hop is Sande Woodsen.

Monday, December 6, 2021

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps 12 Days of Christmas!

Over the next 7 days the Krafty Design Team will be recapping ALL of the amazing releases we've had each month of 2021 at
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!


***PLUS each and every day during the 12 Days Event, you can comment on our blog posts for your chance to WIN some prizes!  We will be giving away several gift vouchers to the krafty shop and YOU could WIN one just by showing some krafty love!


***ALSO if you have a creation made with one of the stamp sets we released from January to June, please share in the Krafty Friends Facebook Group Albums for an EXTRA GIVEWAY!!  ;)  (OLD or NEW projects count!)

 


I'm playing along for Day 3 with the Wildflower Wonder set.

I've coloured it with B00, B02, B18, G19 and G28 copic markers.


Head to the Kraftin' Kimmie blog to leave a comment on all the posts for your chance to WIN!

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge #609-Just The Facts!

 

   Good morning and welcome to another

fabulous and fun Saturday Challenge


Are you ready for another fun and krafty challenge to inspire you and help get your creative juices flowing?
We've got some fabulous ideas for you 
and can't wait to see what you create!

This week, Krafty Girl Jennifer is your hostess and her challenge theme for you is: 

JUST THE FACTS! USE A SENTIMENT!


I stamped the sentiments from the Holiday Bears set in clear embossing ink and heat set with gold embossing powder, then inked with KKS Ruby Red ink.

The background papers are from the recent Kraftin' Kimmie Supersized Fall Retreat and the cute bears are Copic Coloured from the Holiday Bears set.


Each and every Saturday we post a brand new challenge for the week and you are welcome to enter as many times as you like.
These must be new creations and you are welcome to use any stamp, however, using Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp products will earn you double entries!

The monthly prize is a $25 voucher to the Krafty shop!!!
Woohoo!  There are two ways to enter: you can link up your creation on the  Kraftin’ Kimmie blog page and if using KKS products,
you can upload your photo to the album in our 

Also, if you need a little extra inspiration or a jump start to your mojo, we have a new sketch each month!
Feel free to use it any time!


And this weekend we have a special Black Friday STENCIL SALE!! Use the code STENSALE to save 30% off all in stock stencils!!  




Be sure to check out all the fun projects the Design Team has come up with in the links below! Happy kraftin'!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Saturday Challenge #608 - Monochromatic Colours!

   Good morning and welcome to another

fabulous and fun Saturday Challenge


Are you ready for another fun and krafty challenge to inspire you and help get your creative juices flowing?
We've got some fabulous ideas for you 
and can't wait to see what you create!

This week, Krafty Girl Rosie is your hostess and her challenge theme for you is: 

MONOCHROMATIC COLOURS!

Hello Krafty Friends! I was inspired by the lovely Tranquil Teal ink from the November release to create a shades of blue card:



Did you know you can heat emboss the Kraftin' Kimmie Hybrid inks? I stamped the larger tree line from the Winter Scenery set in Tranquil Teal on blue cardstock, in keeping with the challenge, then coated with clear embossing powder and heat set.


Log cabin is stamped, heat embossed and fussy cut, then layered over a chipboard snowflake that has gesso and then Tranquil Teal ink applied over top.

Each and every Saturday we post a brand new challenge for the week and you are welcome to enter as many times as you like.
These must be new creations and you are welcome to use any stamp, however, using Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp products will earn you double entries!

The monthly prize is a $25 voucher to the Krafty shop!!!
Woohoo!  There are two ways to enter: you can link up your creation on the  Kraftin’ Kimmie blog page and if using KKS products,
you can upload your photo to the album in our 

Also, if you need a little extra inspiration or a jump start to your mojo, we have a new sketch each month!
Feel free to use it any time!


And don't forget about this weekend's Frugal Friday Specials!! 
We've got a selection of gorgeous stamp sets on SALE 40% OFF this weekend while supplies last!!  


Be sure to check out all the fun projects the Design Team has come up with in the links below! Happy kraftin'!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps November Release Day Blog Hop!


   Woohoo!!!

Today we are celebrating all the new fabulous goodies in our November Release that are NOW available in the

 Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!


All SIX of our new stamp sets, plus two new stencils and a new hybrid ink colour were released yesterday along with our exclusive 
ADD-ON BUNDLE, 
and we're excited to share it ALL with you in a fabulous krafty HOP!

So let's check everything out as we hop around the Krafty Design Team's blogs today!  Grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while we take you on the krafty tour!


First up we have two amazing DIY sets perfect for titles, planners, calendars, cards and more... 
designed by Melissa Baker-Nguyen
 and they are called.....
KRAFTY ALPHABET!

and

KRAFTY KALENDAR!


Next, we have  a Krafty Komeback set 
designed by Cheryl Grant
 and it's called.....
YOU'RE SO COOL!


Fourth, is a sweet set

by artist Becky Pearce

 and it's called.....

HOLIDAY BEARS!


Our fifth set is from artist Sabrina van Vloten
 and it's called.....

YUMMY CHRISTMAS!



Here's the card I created:



I stamped and heat embossed the images with red embossing powder over red cardstock.
I then used liquid applique from the add-on bundle for the white "icing".


A pencil colored gingerbread man, two gingerbread brads and a sentiment from the stamp set finish the card off.

And lastly, our sixth set is 

by artist

Neda Sadreddin called...

COOL KIDS! 


We have a gorgeous new ink colour called 
TRANQUIL TEAL! 
As always it will be available in full sized ink pads, ink cubes and ink refills!


We've got TWO new Krafty Stencils for this month's release to help add some funky flair to your creations!  They are called....

WOOLY WINTER!

 
and 

COZY COCOA!

 
We've again carefully curated an awesome ADD ON BUNDLE featuring several amazing products which coordinate beautifully with our new goodies!! You'll be all set to start your fall crafting with this month's Add On Bundle, which includes:

  • Eyelet Outlet Gingerbread Brads
  • Exclusive Cozy Cocoa Chipboard
  • Liquid Applique Puffy Paint Pen

And don't forget our awesome Stamp Of The Month!! We have the coolest SNOW FUN stamp, which is FREE with your order of $75 or more before shipping/tax!  


Now head on out on today's celebration blog hop and check out all the new products in action as the Krafty Team shares their incredible designs!  Then jump on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps shop and grab some of these fabulous goodies for yourself!

Happy kraftin'! 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Krafty Peeks Day 5...Cool Kids!


 Today is our final day of Krafty Peeks for the November Release

 at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!



We are so excited to share a fantastic set

by artist

Neda Sadreddin called...

COOL KIDS! 

This set full of wintry fun will warm your heart and anyone who receives one of these adorable images! 


It's a happy day out in the snow and the shaker bits add some fun sparkle to this shaker card!


As you hop around the design team's blogs today you'll be able to check out COOL KIDS! in action in combination with a lot of our other new November Kraftin' Kimmie products!  

Of course today is also challenge day and as always during release week, it's Anything Goes!  So create a card, scrapbook page, altered item, planner page....with some Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps products for your chance to WIN the monthly prize! 


 We can't wait to see your creations and you have one week to enter!  Feel free to link up your creation at the bottom of this post and/or upload your pic to the folder in the Krafty Friends facebook group!  You could WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop!


We've also got a fabulous sketch for you!  If you're needing a little inspiration feel free to use this sketch any time you like!


Check out COOL KIDS! in so many amazing creations today as you hop around the Krafty Team's blogs!  You'll also see the new stencils, COZY COCOA and WOOLY WINTER, our new TRANQUIL TEAL hybrid ink and the beautiful NOVEMBER ADD ON BUNDLE along the way! 


Everything will be released after our LIVE Online Release Party TODAY!  All the fun takes place in the Krafty Friends facebook group beginning at 2pm ET!  See you there!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Friday, November 12, 2021

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps November Krafty Peeks Day 4...Yummy Christmas!

 Hello All!

Have you been enjoying the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps November release Krafty Peeks?



Day 4 brings Yummy Christmas by Sabrina van Vloten!


This is a super fun set to colour with all types of mediums, I've used Prismacolor pencils, fussy cut the image then layered over a die cut diamond.


I've added a snowflake button as an embellishment to the "gingerbread cookie" on this paper. This paper is Busy Sidewalks from Crate Paper which was part of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Supersized Fall Retreat.


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps November Krafty Peeks Day 3...Holiday Bears!

Hello and welcome to Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Day 3 Krafty Peeks!

Today we're peeking the adorable Holiday Bears by Becky Pearce!


This is a great set with 8 critter images, 9 sentiments and some extras to embellish a scene! These 3 friends are enjoying a day out at the mountains playing in the snow.


I used Distress Snowfall Grit Paste for the snow and inked a mountain range with the Krafty Scenery 2 stencil.

After inking the mountains I coloured the sky with a B000 Copic marker.



You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps September Release HOP & SHOP!

             Woohoo!!! Today we are celebrating all the new fabulous goodies in our September Release that are NOW available in the   Krafti...