Saturday, January 19, 2013

KKS Challenge #162, 3 embellishments

Welcome back for another awesome challenge here at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!! We are LOVING your submissions!!! It's awesome to see so many of you creating with KKS!!! Keep them coming! Have you ever thought you might like to be a Krafty Girl?? Well, if you'd like to try out for a Krafty GUEST SPOT, you have until Sunday night to submit!!! Go HERE for all the details!!! First off, the random winner from last week's challenge is......BELLE! She made a gorgeous card featuring Glinda the Good Witch!! Congratulations and be sure to email me with your shipping information!

 This week our hostess is Jessie!! And her challenge is A Trio of Embellishments!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item either with three different embellishments or even three of the same embellishment! Whatever you like! Get kreative!! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd LOVE to see your KKS designs. We hope you can play along!!!

 Don't forget about our Frugal Friday Specials that are on this weekend! Six of our favourite images on special 30-50% OFF but just until Sunday night! Also our NEW January stamps are now available along with our Gimme Kimmies a discount!! But only for a limited time, so grab 'em up!!

 For this weeks challenge I decided to use Lexi from the set Love is the best medicine. The papers I used are from MME, Blink of an Eye. I added some Bakers' twine, prima's. buttons, wire and a charm. Much more then the 3 required embellishments. I love me some embellies. ;)

 Check out the wonderful creations by our Krafty Girls and Guests featuring this week's challenge!! If you join us and play along, you could WIN the gorgeous stamp from our new LOVE IS THE BEST MEDICINE stamp set, as featured on Jessie's beautiful card! Happy kraftin'!! 

Sunday, January 13, 2013

KKS January Release Day and A Krafty Hop

Well welcome back!! It’s Krafty RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! It's our first release for 2013 and it's a doozy!!!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists! We’ve got something for everyone!! We've got TWO sweet new sets with the kiddos from Cheryl Alger........SWEET DREAMS and LOVE IS THE BEST MEDICINE! We also have a fun new set from Emilie Goulet called BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED! And of course we have an amazing new set of SIX awesome NERDS AND GEEKS from Annie Rodrigue that are simply stunning! OH and don’t forget the incredible new Trinket stamps for the backs of your cards, envelopes, gift bags and tags .... called HANDMADE TRINKETS by the lovely Nicole Aspinall!!! 

You will get to see most 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 some lucky stampers will win packages of these incredible stamps from the new release!! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are NOW available! 

And of course, as always, we have our Gimme Kimmies Kits available for those of you who ‘need it all’!! The stamps are grouped together by artist and are available at a discount, but only for a limited time!! 

**ALSO we are having a Krafty Guest Contest right NOW! So if you'd like to submit, please check out this POST HERE!

Now let's get hoppin' and shoppin'!!
I have lots to share with you today, starting with one of my favs of this release, Computer nerd. The papers were from the DCWV Generation Tech Stack that I used a lot for this release. I loved the drop down screen and the computer in the background. It was a perfect fit for this Computer Nerd. 

Next we have Lab Geek, and with this sentiment "We've got chemistry" I thought I'd like to use some of my new Valentines papers I got from our Krafty Christmas get together last weekend. These are from Doodlebug Designs, Lovebirds. I Love all the shades of pink!
I've never used washi tape before so this was a first for me. I added some flowers that I got from the $ store and a few Heart shaped pearls.

Last but not least, these awesome Handmade Trinkets that will definitely see a lot of ink in there future. They have so much versatility. I've stamped this one just on the back of an envelope. But you could add them as a tag, gift bags, gift boxes, the backs of cards or as a card itself. Endless possibilities. 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Day 4 of KKS Sneak Peaks

This month we have a set of FABULOUS...... NERDS AND GEEKS!!! Don't we all know a few nerdy peeps in our everyday lives?? If you can't think of anyone in your's probably YOU!! Haha!

Just wait 'til you see all the FUN creations by the Krafty Girls and Guests featuring Astro Boy, Bookworm, Computer Nerd, Gamer Girl, Lab Geek and Robot Boy!! It's another incredibly fun release!! You will D.I.E.!!

Check out all the amazing creations on today's hop in combination with this week's challenge!! The lovely JENNY is our hostess this week and her challenge is ANYTHING GOES!! We want EVERYONE to play along and have a chance to win the new GAMER GIRL, as featured on Jenny's gorgeous creation!! We really hope you are inspired by this week's challenge and share your inky creations!!! We SO enjoy seeing your beautiful designs inspired by our challenges!

I love what Annie has designed for us. With the majority of us being so techy, I think these latest images will be great for cards.  I'm guilty of it myself but when I look around at family get togethers, someone is either on a cell phone, an iPod, or a tablet of some kind. Seriously,  put them away people and enjoy the ones around you! Right?! Anyway, I didn't mean to rant. I love my iPad. So kettle, meet pot. lol

 I found these great papers at Winners that were absolutely made for this release. I was very excited to use them. They are from DCWV, The Generation Tech Stack. So for the Gamer Girl the paper made it so easy to bring it all together. The paper that looked like the game I used it to make it look like she was playing on a big screen and I made use of both sentiments that came with her as well.

For my second, Robot Boy. I had some papers in my misc stack that I thought would work nicely with him. I added some faux stitching around the edges using our In Stitches stamps. Added some teal brads to the corners and some silver chrome dew drops to the centre of the gears. I used my circle spellbinders to cut him out and inked around the edges with some Soft Sky SU ink before removing it from the die. 

Below you will find all the Krafty Girls and Guests who have goodies to show you today and while you're visiting their blogs, be sure to leave some love at each stop because TWO lucky stampers are each going to WIN a package of today's stamps!! Woohoo!!!

ALL of our JANUARY stamps will be available TONIGHT at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! We'll be celebrating tonight at our FIRST EVER 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, January 10, 2013

KKS Day Two Sneak Peaks...

Welcome back to our JANUARY Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Today we are excited to share TWO ADORABLE new sets by artist Cheryl Alger!!! You'll recognize these characters from previous sets.....Lulu, Lexi and Lucas! And they are just as cute as can be!!!

These new sets are.......SWEET DREAMS and LOVE IS THE BEST MEDICINE!! Would you like to know who won the new HANDMAD TRINKETS stamp set that we previewed yesterday???!! Well, you'll just have to wait until Saturday night at our very first ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes!!! You can read all the details about how you can join us RIGHT HERE! All the Krafty Girls and Krafty Guests listed below have lots of super sweet 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 EACH of the new sets!!! You could WIN the new SWEET DREAMS or LOVE IS THE BEST MEDICINE stamp set!!!!!

 Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE new stamps we have to show you , this time by artist Emilie Goulet!!! And ALL the new stamps will be available on Saturday night at the KKStamps Shop!! Happy hoppin'! 

Today's card I used Lucas, who looks like he's just been benched. He's so cute. I used some papers from MME, Out of the Blue. They were the only "sporty" papers I had. I added some brads and wrapped some twine around them to make it look like laces. I also added a couple of Tim Holtz tickets.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

January KKS Sneak Peak Day One

Well it's 2013 and Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is startin' things off with a BANG!!! We have tons of awesome new stamps for our first release of the year AND we're having our very first ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! It's happening this SATURDAY at our Facebook fan page....and you can get ALL the details HERE!!! All the new stamps we're sharing over the next few days will be released on SATURDAY NIGHT! 
Now let's get on with our JANUARY 2013 RELEASE!!!!! We are kicking off the *New* JANUARY Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps previews today and first off, we’d like to introduce you to a beautiful new set of Trinkets!!! We are very excited to share with you our GORGEOUS….HANDMADE TRINKETS!! What a fabulous new set of Trinkets, wouldn't you say??? Here you are, creating all these gorgeous cards and gifts to give to your family and friends....and now you can stamp them up to show YOU made them!! There are SIX fantastic stamps featuring images from our artists that you can use for the backs of your cards, for gift cards, altered items and all those baked goods you plan on giving out!! *wink* These circular sentiment stamps have been created and designed by the totally talented Krafty Girl, Nicole Aspinall!! They are made especially to fit in your 1 3/8ths and 1 ¾ inch punches, for quick and easy cutting!!! This month we are releasing the Handmade Trinkets set which includes SIX trinkets in each set PLUS two tiny little copyright stamps so that you can stamp them in a tiny little obscure spot on your creations if you want! You will get the set as a completely unmounted full sheet of deeply etched grey rubber. I gotta say....we love our TRINKET stamps, but we all absolutely ooohed and aaahed when these were unveiled!!! Heehee! 

I used this Handmade Trinket on the back of one of my cards. I kept it simple by just stamping in on some ivory cardstock with some versa fine ink to keep all the little details crisp. I then coloured just around the edge of it with my copic marker. (that's the orange outline) I then added the teal circle using my spellbinders. I punched out some stars and added a little ink to them and also the little teal circles. Sweet and simple.

Today we have awesome samples that the Krafty Girls have put together for you....and be sure to comment on each and every stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN the new HANDMADE TRINKETS set!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!} Happy kraftin'!