Saturday, January 22, 2022

Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday Challenge #616...Create A Scene!



                          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 Melanie is your hostess and her challenge theme for you is: 

CREATE A SCENE!


I have to be honest, I find creating scenes with Copic markers challenging but I decided to give it a go with the Turtlely Awesome stamp set.


I Googled Copic coloured beach scenes for some inspiration and am pleased with how it turned out.


I got so wrapped up in creating the scene I forgot to add some white highlights to my turtle lol.


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 

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

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps January Release Blog Hop!

    Woohoo!!!



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

 Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!


All THREE 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!

I'm sharing a shaker card using the super cute Stinkin' Cute stamp, Lots of Love Stencil and Bashful Blush ink.

I coloured the critters with Prismacolor Pencils and inked the Lots of Love Stencil with Bashful Blush ink. Using the MFT Horizontal Collage Die I cut 3 frames from black card stock. I glued a clear acetate piece behind one frame and then layered the remaining two frames. I added foam tape strips along the back of the frame, then filled each square with seed beads and shaker fillers.

After removing the backing on the adhesive, I enclosed the shaker with another piece of clear acetate to show off the fabulous background.

Sentiment from the set is white heat embossed on black card stock.

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 the adorably cute set of sweet skunks in love
designed by Neda Sadreddin
 called.....
STINKIN' CUTE!


Next, we have a clever set with a snazzy typewriter and notes for any occasion  
designed by Melissa Baker-Nguyen called
 
MY TYPE!


Lastly, is a delicious set by artist 

Michelle Houghton called...

COFFEE AND CHOCOLATE! 


We have a gorgeous new ink colour called 
BASHFUL BLUSH! 
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....

  MOUNTAINS OF MAIL!

and LOTS OF LOVE!


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
crafting with this month's Add On Bundle, which includes:

  • Avery Elle Clear Shimmer Spray
  • Simple Stories Sweet Talk Paper
  • Exclusive Love Letters Chipboard

 

And don't forget our awesome Stamp Of The Month!! We have the sweetest HUG IN A MUG stamp, which is FREE with your order of $75 or more before shipping/tax!  (while supplies last!)


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

Friday, January 14, 2022

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps January Krafty Peeks Day Two! My Type!

  Welcome back to Day TWO of our January Krafty Peeks!

Are you excited about what you've seen so far!?  Are you ready for more?

I hope your answer was yes because we've got more fabulous fun for you today!



The stamp set we are 'peeking' for you today is from 

artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen
 and it's called.....

MY TYPE!


This clever set is so perfect for sending a note for so many different occasions! 


I inked the Mountains of Mail stencil with the brand new Bashful Blush ink and then fussy cut around the top of the stenciling. 

I Copic coloured the typewriter and stamped a greeting from the set. 

After adhering the stenciled piece with foam adhesive to patterned paper from the add-on, I added a piece of the dark red hearts paper in the space left by fussy cutting. I embellished it with add-on chipboard hearts inked with Bashful Blush ink and then sprayed with add on Avery Elle spray.

 Check out MY TYPE! in so many awesome creations today as you hop around the Krafty Team's blogs!  You'll also see the new stencils, Add-On bundle and hybrid ink along the way! 

 Be sure to leave some love at each stop on the hop because there will be a giveaway of some krafty $$ to the shop! 

You'll see more of our January goodies all week, and then everything will be released after our LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 2 pm ET in the Krafty Friends facebook group!  


For now, check out all the fantastic goodness in today's hop!
See you tomorrow!

 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps January Krafty Peeks Day 1! Stinkin' Cute!

 

 Who's ready for lots of brand new Krafty goodies?!

It's time for our January Release Peeks to begin 


Our first peek features the adorable set of sweet skunks in love
designed by Neda Sadreddin
 called.....
STINKIN' CUTE!


This set is perfect of course for Valentines Day, but can be used all year long for Love, Birthday, Happy Mail and simply cute cards!!


I Copic coloured this sweet fella and then fussy cut. The add-on bundle papers are cut in squares and rectangles and layered over a black card front, popping up the pink multiheart square with craft foam.




The critter is adhered with foam tape over a banner layered with white card stock and sequins from my stash. Sentiment stamped with white pigment ink.



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

You will spot our newest addition to the Kraftin' Kimmie Hybrid Ink rainbow!  It's a gorgeous new colour.....called BASHFUL BLUSH! 


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 fun to your creations!  

They are called....
MOUNTAINS OF MAIL!


and LOTS OF LOVE!


Both designs are perfect for all your cards, scrapbook pages, mixed media and more!

Plus we have our exclusive JANUARY ADD ON BUNDLE!


Our exciting Add-On bundle this month features several amazing products which will coordinate with our new goodies and will help you enhance your new creations!! 


This month's special curated Add On Bundle includes:

  • Avery Elle Clear Shimmer Spray
  • Simple Stories Sweet Talk Paper
  • Exclusive Lots Of Love Chipboard

  A limited number will be available in the shop on Saturday afternoon after our Live Release Party! Get ready to get krafty!!

You'll get to see all of our brand new goodies in action over the next few days of the January Krafty Peeks and everything will be released at our LIVE Release Party 

on  Saturday, January 15th @ 2 pm ET in the Krafty Friends group!



For now, hop around and check out some amazing creations from the Krafty Team and be sure to leave some love at each stop on the hop!  Your comment could be a WINNER of some krafty $$ to use in the shop!  (Not to mention our designers are incredible and you should tell them so!  😉  )

Come on back tomorrow for some more krafty fun and goodness!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge #614 Paper Piecing

  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!

The challenge theme for you is: 

PAPER PIECING!


I used the January Stamp of the Month, Hug In A Mug which is free with purchase $75 and over before shipping and taxes.


I stamped the image on three different patterned papers from the Memory Box Woodsy Plaid 6x6 paper pad and then fussy cut the images.


I layered the fussy cut pieces and popped up the bear with foam tape, then layered all over s background stencilled with the Magical Mosaic stencil, Designer Denim and Lucky Limeade inks.

I finished it off with a little Glossy Accents over the hearts on the cup.


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 


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

Monday, January 3, 2022

Altenew Educators "New Favorite" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

 


Happy New Year Altenew Friends and welcome to the New Favorite Educator Blog Hop!

I'm thrilled to kick off the New Year with my "New Favorite" which are the Craft Your Life Project Kits!

You should have come from the fabulous Teri Stokes and the hop begins at the Altenew blog

$130 in Total Prizes!

Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners and a $15 gift certificate to 4 winners! 


Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/09/2022 for a chance to win. 


There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your gorgeous Altenew “New Favorite” creations. We will pick one of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will receive a $10 Altenew gift certificate!

 

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/10/2022.


On to the projects!


Craft Your Life Project Kit: Seasonal Blooms





I stamped the large floral image from the Seasonal Blooms kit in Obsidian Pigment Ink on paper from the 6x6 Alluring Blooms Paper Pad and then heat embossed with Crystal Clear Crisp Embossing Powder


Once cooled, I die cut with the coordinating die from the, lightly inked the white card stock with Caribbean Sky Crisp Dye Ink, added black splatters with a Jet Black Watercolor Brush Marker and then arranged the die cuts to create a frame around the page.



Prior to adding the matted photos I also splattered some white acrylic paint mixed with water on the page.


The gold mirror card stock is die cut with the Creative Edges Scalloped Die Set and adhered along the middle of the layout.



I inked white card stock with Crisp Dye Inks and then die cut the letters with the Fine Alphabet Die Set. "Hi" is die cut with the die from the project kit and is a play on words as "hello" sunset and the abbreviation for Hawaii.




Now stamping and die cutting from patterned paper means there are negative portions of the die cuts remaining that can also be used.


I lined up the paper with the stamp set and stamped the image on the front of an A2 size card and then glued the patterned paper negative around the image.



I added a little bit of shading on this image and die cut thanks from the kit dies, below is a closer look as the shading.



I left the image below white since the paper is vibrant on its own.



Craft Your Life Project Kit: Hello Beautiful



Each Craft Your Life Project Kit comes with a stamp, coordinating die, coloring stencil and 3D Embossing folder. 
I stamped the image, added a light layer of blue ink with the base layer of the coloring then stencil, then added detail coloring with the Woodless Coloring Pencils, then die cut with the coordinating die.


You can see the beautiful detail of the 3D embossing folder on the gold foil card stock above. I embossed the gold foil card stock and then adhered the colored, die cut blooms with Instant Dimension Foam Tape over the embossed piece.


The final step was to heat emboss the sentiment on black card stock by stamping with Clear Embossing Ink and heat setting Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder.

Craft Your Life Project Kit: Elegant Motifs

You can see already how versatile these kits are and this next one is no exception! The Elegant Motifs kit includes a 3D embossing folder just perfect for slimline cards!


I embossed watercolor paper with the 3D embossing folder and then colored the embossed areas with Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers



Once dry, I added splatters with the Jet Black Watercolor Brush Marker, matted on Gold Foil Cardstock and added a sentiment cut from gold foil cardstock with the Slim Sentiments Die.




I've embossed kraft cardstock with the 3D Embossing Folder and then applied ink with the coloring stencils and a Small Ink Blending Tool. After inking, I sanded the high points with a sanding block to create those "highlighted" areas on the blooms.



The sentiment is cut from black cardstock with the Mighty Alphabet Die set and a few clear drops from my stash finish the card off.



These kits are my "New Favorite" because of their versatility to be used on many types of different projects and I am so looking forward to taking time in the New Year to put them to good use!


Don't forget to leave a comment here for your chance to win a prize and link up your "New Favorite" on the Altenew Card Blog


Thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment!


Your next stop on the hop is Irina Fontina and below is the complete hop list.


Altenew Blog

Virginia Lu

Pam Boedeker

Nancy Souza

Tenia Nelson

Nandini Karmarkar

Bridget Casey

Karen Brown

Neha Aggarwal

Lana Taber

Terri Marie Koszler

Helen Kalb

Joylita Dsouza

Teri Stokes

Rosie Neustaedter >>>>You are here

Irina Fonina >>>>You're next stop

Nenette S. Madero

Ann Taylor

Susan Stagno

Annemarie Caister

October 2022 Just Imagine Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!) | NEW Stamps, Dies, Stencils, & More

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