Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Another WONDERFUL Wednesday!

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

We want EVERYONE to be able to play along so your submission can use ANY stamp and 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 October 28th at midnight!  At the end of the month one random winner will be chosen from all the submissions for the whole month and will receive a $20 Gift Card to the shop!!!  What do you think.....wanna WIN??  Let's see your krafty stuff!!

Did you know that our NEW Release is NOW available?!!  Lots of new stamp sets for your Holiday projects, not to mention lots of new paper pads and embellishments!!  Woohoo!

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!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Krafty Tips & Tutes #36 - Using a Sketch in Different Ways!!!

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, KAREN!!  And she's prepared a great tutorial on how she uses a sketch in different ways for a different look!  Enjoy the tutorial and then we'd love to see YOUR creations featuring this technique with your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!  Be sure to SHARE them over at our new Krafty Friends facebook page!!  We'd love to see you there!!

Today, it is my turn to share a little Krafty Tip/tutorial for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, and given how much I know you card makers love to use sketches, I thought I would share a little tip for using sketches in different ways. 10671442_10152637142981014_2173282834441980076_n 
Recently, Kraftin' Kimmie used this sketch for one of our September challenges, and I thought it was really simple, but packed with possible variations. One of the thing I love about sketches is that they can make the card making process really quick! And the great news is that with a bit of "fidgeting", you can make a whole collection of cards that look totally different using the same sketch. 
 Sketch-1 This was the first version I cam e up with, using one of my favourite stamps from the "Happy Haunting" set and some paper from Doodlebug. For this version, I followed the sketch layout pretty closely, just changing the position of the bow and the shape of oval to accommodate the image I chose. I think it's a super cute version! Sketch-2But then I though I would have some fun and see what would happen if I turned the image 90 degrees to the right. I actually tend to work in landscape a lot because I like the way that the card stands, so turning the image really worked! All the pieces are exactly the same as they are in the first version - same size, same placement. The only thing that changed was the direction of the image. I love that this version shows off a bit more of the paper too! Sketch-3The last version is simply a stretched out version of the original sketch. Since I still wanted to try another landscape version, I simply took the sketch and extended it out on the sides and pinched it a bit top and bottom. Again, all the pieces are in the same places, but now the dimensions of them are a bit different (wider than longer). I really love the balance of shapes and sizes in this one, and it was the one that made the final cut! Final So there you have it - one sketch 3 different ways with minimal changes! Image using this technique to crank out your Christmas cards this year - each one would be totally unique, but you would have them done in no time flat! I hope this little tip has inspired you to get krafty! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

October NEW Release Day and Krafty Hop!!

We're so excited!  It’s our OCTOBER 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 HOLIDAY stamps! 

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of FUN new stamps from all our artists for our October release!  We know these new stamps will inspire you to make fabulous creations!!  We’ve got an adorable new kids set from Cheryl called CANDY CANE KISSES! There's a new set of fabulous holiday mice from Thais called MERRY CHRIST-MOUSE!  And of course, we are SO excited to share TWO new CHRISTMAS FAIRY stamp sets from Annie called....SPARKLE FAIRY and POMPOM FAIRY!

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our OCTOBER 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 rubber stamp sets are available NOW! And don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new October stamps at a discount!!  
But only for a limited time! 

We also have LOTS of brand new 6x6 paper pads for your holiday creations by companies like Doodlebug, Bo Bunny, Lawn Fawn, Jillibean Soup, Fancy Pants and more!!

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

October Comment Winners!

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

Thursday - anna_chronistic

Friday - Stephanie R/S

Saturday - Zamaline

Congratulations to all the winners!  (The winner for 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 prize info to you!

October Krafty Peeks....Day THREE!! Candy Cane Kisses and a Challenge!

Hey everyone!!  Welcome back to day THREE of our OCTOBER Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!!  Have you been enjoying the peeks so far??  All THREE of our brand new rubber stamp sets will be released TONIGHT!

 Today we are SO thrilled to share the newest set of super cute kiddos by artist CHERYL GRANT!  This adorable set features our kids Lexi, Lucas and Lulu having some holiday fun and is called CANDY CANE KISSES!!  This fun set includes THREE main images plus FIVE awesome sentiments!!

Also this is a CHALLENGE day so the random winner from last week's challenge is.....HEATHER!!   Congratulations and be sure to email me to collect your prize! 

This week our challenge hostess is  TANGII!  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??

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 TONIGHT 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 Cheryl!  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 tonight!}

Happy hoppin'! 

TANGII - hostess!

Friday, October 17, 2014

October Krafty Peeks....Day TWO! Merry Christ-mouse!

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

Next up this month is a super sweet MOUSEY set from artist THAIS NARCISO!  It features THREE main images and FIVE awesome coordinating sentiments!  This fabulous set is called MERRY CHRIST-MOUSE!!

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!!  Be sure to come hang out with the Krafty Girls and Guests!

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 at each and every stop 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'!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

October Krafty Peeks.....Day ONE!!! A Pair of Christmas FAIRIES!!

It's here!!!  Time for our HOLIDAY STAMP SET RELEASE!!!  Welcome to Day ONE of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps  OCTOBER previews!!!  We are filled with the Christmas spirit as the Krafty Girl design team played with two sparkly new Moonlight Whispers stamp sets by Annie Rodrigue!!  We think you'll agree that these new stamps are FAIRY beautiful!!

Today the Krafty Girls and I are thrilled to share with you....POMPOM FAIRY and SPARKLE FAIRY!!  You'll find so many gorgeous creations on today's hop featuring both new images and sentiments from the sets!  We know you are just going to LOVE these awesome ladies and be inspired by all the incredible designs!!  Each set comes with the fabulous fairy image stamp, plus coordinating sentiments!!  

Below you will find all the Krafty Girls & 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 one lucky stamper is going to WIN some $$ to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!  Woohoo!!!

ALL of our OCTOBER 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!!

Happy hoppin'!!