Monday, July 21, 2014

Krafty Tips & Tutes - Week #27: Colouring a TREE!

Welcome to another week of Krafty Tips and Tutes here at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  Each week one of our fabulous Krafty Girls share a little post with some sort of tip or tutorial for you and we hope you find them inspirational! 

This week our hostess is Krafty Girl, DEBORAH!!  And she's prepared a fantastic step by step photo tutorial on she colours her gorgeous tree trunks!! She's used one of the images from our sweet A SUNSHINEY DAY! stamp set! Enjoy the tutorial and then put it into action by sharing your cards featuring  Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps  in our brand new KKS Krafty Friends group on Facebook!!!  Come on over and join us to keep up with all the latest at KKS, share your krafty creations and just hang out!!

Hi everyone, 
Today it's me, Deborah, to share with you a little tutorial.
I took step by step pictures sharing how I color a tree.
For this example I've used a stamp from the adorable "A sunshiney day!" 
stamp set by Cheryl.  Here we go!

Step 1:
Draw some structure in the tree with your lightest color (E31).
Nature is not perfect, so it doesn't matter how you draw them.
Squiggly lines are the most beautiful ones.
Don't worry about the mistakes, you won't see them at the end!

 Step 2:
When you're happy with it, you can redraw the lines with your "real" color (E37)

Color with your E35 marker next to your lines, leave enough white space for the others!

Step 4:
Color with your E33 marker next to the one before, leave a little white space.

Step 5:
Fill in  your white spots with the E31 marker.
Step 6:
Now we have to darken it up! I really like to use the E29 or the E59 for this part. 
Go again over your first lines.
Step 7:
Blend the last color out with the E35.
Step 8:
Now it's time for some shadows. Use your E35 and E33 for the shadows on the outsides of the tree. Don't forget the schadows under the arms/hands.
Step 9:
For the finishing touch, blend the spots who are too light or have "lines" of your previous markers.
Step 10:
Your tree is ready!!!
Hope you've enjoyed this.
We would love to see your colored images and cards with trees, don't forget to share them!
Happy Kraftin'!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

July Release Day!!! Let's Hop and Shop!

We're so excited!  It’s our JULY 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 stamps! 

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists for our July release!  We know these new stamps will inspire you!!  We’ve got an adorable new musical kids set from Cheryl called YOU'RE A ROCKSTAR! There's a furry new set from Thais called A KOALA-TY FRIEND!  Lastly, we are SO excited to share a picture perfect new stamp set from Annie called....OH, SNAP!

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our JULY 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 $25 gift card!! When you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are available NOW! And don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new July stamps at a discount!!  But only for a limited time!

***COUPONS**** As a special thank you to my customers, each and every order placed this week will receive a Summer Savings coupon tucked inside!!! You can use the enclosed coupon code on your next order.....just 'cause I LOVES ya!!!

ALSO I'm making room for lots of new paper pads that I have on preorder, so I've put a whole bunch of the in stock paper pads on SALE 20-50% OFF!!!  Almost every line of paper has SALE pads in scoop some up before they're all gone!!

Now let's celebrate with our NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!

July Comment Winnahs!!

Here are this week's $10 gift card prize winners from all the comments left on the first two days of our fabulous July Krafty Peeks!!!



Congratulations to all the winners!  (The winners for Saturday and Sunday will be announced later this week!)  Be sure to message me on Facebook or email me directly with your complete name and mailing address so I can get the prizes shipped out!

July Krafty Previews....Day THREE! You're a Rockstar! Plus a Challenge!

Welcome back to day THREE of our  JULY Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!!  Aren't they fabulous?!!

 We are SO thrilled to share the newest set of THREE images with matching sentiments from CHERYL!  This musical new set will make your heart SING and it is called YOU'RE A ROCKSTAR!!

Also this is a CHALLENGE day so the random winner from last week's challenge is..... KECIA!   Check out the fabulous  card she created using our sketch and featuring YOU'VE GOT GAME!  Congratulations and be sure to email me to collect your prize! 

This week our challenge hostess is SHERI!  And her challenge is ANYTHING GOES!!   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??

Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes and it's all happening TONIGHT!!!  We'll be releasing all the new stamps you've seen this week at the party beginning at 6pm EDT at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!  Hope you can join us!!

All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps from Cheryl!  And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away some gift cards!!!  You could WIN a gift card to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!!!! {This winner will be announced later this week!}

So come and hang out with us for all the LIVE action krafty fun at the party and then come on back here tomorrow to check out the release day blog hop!  ALL the new stamps will be available TONIGHT at the KKStamps Shop!!

Happy hoppin'!





Friday, July 18, 2014

July Krafty Previews....Day TWO!! Oh, SNAP!!

Welcome back to Day TWO of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps  JULY previews!!!  We are continuing on with the creativity and fun with a fabulous new Moonlight Whispers stamp set by Annie Rodrigue!!  We think you'll agree that this new set is PICTURE PERFECT!!

Today the Krafty Girls and I are thrilled to share with you....OH, SNAP!!  Teehee!  You'll find so many gorgeous creations on today's hop featuring both new images and sentiments from the set!  We know you are just going to LOVE these fun ladies and be inspired by all the lovely designs!!

Below you will find all the Krafty Girls who have goodies to show you today and while you're visiting their blogs, be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN a gift card to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!  Woohoo!!!

ALL of our JULY stamps will be available on Saturday night at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!!  Be sure to join us for an hour of celebrating the new stamp sets, fun and prizes at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!  Come hang out with the Krafty Girls, Guests and me!!  You can RSVP and invite your friends here!!

Happy hoppin'!! 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

July Krafty Previews....Day ONE! A Koala-ty Friend!

Hey everyone!!  Welcome to day ONE of our JULY Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!!  We have so many goodies in store for you and we've been itchin' to share them!  So here we GO!!

 We are SO thrilled to share the newest set of furry friend stamps from artist THAIS NARCISO!  This super sweet set is called A KOALA-TY FRIEND!!

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 on Saturday night beginning at 6pm EDT!!  Hope you can come hang out with the 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 Thais!  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!}

Happy hoppin'! 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

It's Wonderful Wednesday!

Welcome to another Wonderful Wednesday challenge and we hope you can play along!!  As's ANYTHING GOES!!  Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!!

Your submission 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 July 22nd!! At the end of the month, one winner will be chosen from all the submissions that month and will receive a $20!!!  So if there are four Wednesdays, you have FOUR chances to WIN!! What do you think.....wanna WIN??  Let's see your krafty stuff!!

Here is this week's Wonderful Wednesday inspiration to get you kraftin', thanks to our fabulous Krafty Girls and Guests!!  Then....let's see YOUR kreations!!

P.S.  Did you know that our NEW July Release Stamps start previewing TOMORROW!!????