Paper Blessings

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Between the pages of a book...a Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...this week's theme is an easy one. We want to see you include GRASS on your project. You can of course colour grass in a scene, but you could also use design paper or die cuts to create your us your creativity! 

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You have until Friday, March 2nd to enter this challenge! Keep in mind, all entries are welcome but you must use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp in order to win.

Each Saturday we post a new challenge and you can enter as many times as you like. Each submission during the month will enter you into the monthly prize which will be....a $40 gift voucher to spend in the krafty shop!

Make sure to pop by the KKS website to check out the Frugal Friday Specials this week...4 stamp sets are on sale for 40% off! Additionally, several sets have been restocked, but some have only a limited number available. So make sure to snag any you've had your eyes on before they are gone forever. 
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Have you joined the 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!

Here's my project for the grass challenge this week. I used the awesome Girl Power set by Emilie Goulet. She was coloured with copic markers on Hammermill paper. The sentiment comes with the set.

Here's a look at this month's sketch:

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Check out what some of the Krafty Krew and our guests have created for this week:
Thanks for visiting.

Blessings, Melanie

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Winter Challenge...Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Hey everybody! I'm popping on to share a card for our weekly challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! The theme this week is winter. Hope you play along for your chance to win the monthly gift card to the online shop!

I apologize in advance for this bare bones post...I will pop on a bit later to update with a few more details!

I made a quick and easy card featuring a sentiment from the Beary Big Hugs set. I added a bit of acrylic paint topped with glamour dust for a finishing touch.

Make sure to share your creations on our facebook page and stop by the design team blog to see what the rest of the team created!

Thanks for visiting.



Sunday, February 11, 2018

Babies are Heaven Sent...Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Today we are celebrating the amazing release the new February Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...all 3 new sets will be available this afternoon in the Krafty Shop!

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We are celebrating with a hop around the design team blogs to see each set in action. Grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while you hop around and enjoy all the amazing creations!
Included in today's hop are: 

Each new set will be available individually BUT if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our February Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all THREE of the new sets together at a discount, but only for a limited time and while supplies last!

For today's hop, I made a quick and easy baby card featuring Baby Love. I stamped the star swag, coloured it with copics and used my favourite sentiment from the set. I then used some glimmer spray and stardust stickles to give it some sparkle. I also added some beaded string from the dollar store, a couple of wooden heart buttons and a few dollar store rhinestones.

Here's the full set:

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Make sure to visit the rest of the designers on today's hop: 

Thanks for visiting. 



Saturday, February 10, 2018

Wild World...Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peeks

Welcome back for Day THREE of the February Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Today's adorable set from artist, Emilie Goulet is called WILD WORLD! It features a cute baby giraffe, tiger and rhino! There are also some sweet accessory stamps for making backgrounds or decorating envelopes plus five coordinating sentiments.

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You will see this sweet set in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs! You'll see the list of Krafty design team members and Krafty Guest below and be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a $10 gift voucher to the krafty shop EACH DAY this week!!

It's also CHALLENGE DAY and as always, during release week the theme is ANYTHING GOES! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp...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. You have a week to play with this challenge (until Feb 16th) and at the end of the month, we'll announce a WINNER from all of the weekly challenges for February. We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN a $40 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!! 

I hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes on Sunday morning beginning at 11am EST for our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY! Come join us to help celebrate the new release, check out lots of krafty kreations, have a chance to win some prizes and hang out with all our krafty friends!

I cropped the cute little Tiger from WILD WORLD to make a corner bookmark. I stamped the image in Memento Desert Sand and coloured him with my copics. 

Here's the full set: 
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And the hop list: 

Thanks for visiting!



Wednesday, January 24, 2018

January 2018 Skrappy Challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Welcome to another month of Skrappy Fun at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  In this challenge, we invite you to make anything BUT a card! So that means bookmarks, gifts, scrapbook pages, journal art, planner pages, tags, boxes...pretty much anything that includes a krafty stamp!!

You have all month long to play AND you can enter as many times as you like. Two rules:  make sure to include a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp and make sure it's a NEW creation. As soon as we have at least five entries, we'll be giving away a lucky krafter will WIN a $20 gift voucher to the krafty shop! You have until Tuesday, February 20th at midnight EST. Also be sure to share your creations on the Krafty Friends facebook page because we LOVE to see your stuff!

For this challenge, I decided to make a bookmark. I know many Kraftin' Kimmie fans share our love of reading, stamping and coffee, so this seemed like a perfect combo. I stamped out a few images from our BREW-TIFUL DAY set and then embossed the title sentiment. The "Think Happy Thoughts" part of the sentiment is from our brand new HAPPY THOUGHTS sentiments set. Love that our sets are versatile enough to combine together! The background was made with Distress Oxide inks and I added a bit of burlap ribbon to finish it off.

Check out some incredible inspiration from the Krafty Design Team below!

Thanks for visiting.



Saturday, January 20, 2018

Summer....weekly Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge

Welcome to this week's Krafty Challenge!

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For those of us with winter weather, we're sick of all the cold! So let's do a SUMMER CHALLENGE!

Create a card, scrapbook page, altered item etc. with a SUMMER theme and submit your design for your chance to WIN! You have until Friday, January 26th to enter this challenge! Keep in mind, all entries are welcome but you must use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp in order to win.

Each Saturday we post a new challenge and you can enter as many times as you like!!! And each submission during the month will enter you into the monthly prize which will be....
a $40 gift voucher to spend in the krafty shop!!!
What do you think? Worth playin' for? 

We've also got a brand new sketch for your inspiration for January! You don't have to use it but if you need a little extra kickstart in your mojo, feel free to use it any time!
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Here's my card featuring the fun Sandy Toes set...such a perfect set for summer creations! The image was coloured with Copics and the sentiment is part of the set. Oh, and this set is on sale this week! ;)

Hope you plan to play along! 

Here's the hop list: 



Sunday, January 14, 2018

January 2018 Release Blog Hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Today we are celebrating the release of all the fabulous January stamps at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

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Included are:

  1. Stacey Slapshot
  2. Furry Angels
  3. Girl Power
  4. Happy Thoughts
You'll see all the stamps in action today as you travel around to visit our design team and wonderful guests. The full list is at the end of my post.

The new stamps are all available for purchase at the shop. If you have to have them all, check out the January Gimmie Kimmie includes all the stamps at a discounted price, but it's only available for a limited time!

Make sure to check out our FB page for details on a Krafty Guest Designer call!

For the hop today, I made a card featuring Stacey Slapshot. I combined her with our Forest Background stamp to create a winter scene. I applied a layer of gesso to watercolour paper and stamped out the Forest Background scene. I then painted it with acrylics. I did paint over some of the small details of foliage and flowers by covering them with snow; the water surface was painted as a frozen pond perfect for an outdoor hockey game. Stacey Slapshot was stamped on Hammermill paper and coloured with copics. I fussy cut the image and adhered her to the painted background. I intentionally used our Team Canada colours...congrats again to our juniors on their recent gold medal!!

Here's the hop list for today:

Thanks for visiting.