Saturday, August 27, 2011

Challenge 93 - Michele's Sketch!!

Welcome back for another fantastic challenge with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

Last week's random winner of our Spooky Challenge is..............Debbie S!!! Check out the awesome Halloween card she created featuring Pumpkin Miles!! Isn't he a cutie?! Congratulations Debbie and be sure to contact me with your mailing information!!

As I'm sure you know, our August release is now available and it features some spooktacular stamps from all three of our amazing artists!! And as usual, we have our Gimme Kimmies Kits but they are only here for a short time, so scoop them up before Sunday night!! We've also got our Frugal Friday Specials up with six awesome stamps on sale this weekend for 40-50% off!!

On to this week's challenge!!! Our hostess is the Magical Michele....hehehe! And she has a fantastic sketch for you to play with! We hope you can play along and if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp, you'll be entered to win the new Potionmaster stamp as featured on Michele's kreeeeepy kard!! haha!

I would like to take this opportunity to say a HUGE thank you to our three very special Krafty Guests who helped us out over the busy summer months with challenges, previews and Krafty Hops!!! Thank you to Krista, Deborah and Hannah who all did an amazing job sharing their Kraftin' Kimmie kreations!!!

Check out the inspiration from our Krafty Girls and Guests!!!

The Sketch!


MICHELE


DIANA


DONNA


NICOLE


ANGIE


KERRY


KIMMIE


and our Special Krafty Guests!

KRISTA


DEBORAH







Friday, August 26, 2011

KKStamps News!!!

This week's Frugal Friday Specials are now up, with six of our adorable stamps at 40-50% off, but only until Sunday night! On special this week are: Francesca, Henri, Daphne, Forget Me Not Fairy, Barnacle Brad and Bicycle Miles!!

Also, if you haven't scooped them up already, our August Gimme Kimmies Kits will only be available until Sunday night!! Hurry, before they're gone!

Also, we are excited to be sponsoring this week's Cute Card Thursday sketch challenge!! It's a great one and fits most of our stamps perfectly! I hope you can join in the fun! Here are samples from Michele and myself:





Also, don't forget to enter our GIVEAWAY!!!! We are celebrating our appearance in the Fall Issue of Canadian Scrapbooker! Click here to find out how to enter!!

Be sure to come on back tomorrow for a new and sketchy Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge!!





Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine - Fall Issue and KKS Giveaway!!!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is thrilled to be featured with a full page in the Fall Issue of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine!

Here is a sample of our page!!


In order to celebrate, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps would like to GIVEAWAY TEN SETS OF THE 4 STAMPS that were used to create the amazing fall themed cards by our talented Krafty Girls!!! The winners will receive: Merry, Batty Princess, Agnes and Hattie!

All you have to do to be entered to win, is leave a comment ON THIS POST telling us what your favourite KKStamps stamp is from our new website!! It's that simple!! You have until September 10th at midnight EST to enter! Winners will be announced on September 11th!

And as a special treat, we have the simple instructions to create each of these autumn beauties!!! So now you can make them too!!! Check them out:




SO THANKFUL (Featuring Merry) by Krista Van Tol

-Make a card from chosen coloured cardstock
-Cut and mat patterned paper, adhere to card base. Add crocheted trim & twine to bottom of panel.
-Stamp image (Merry from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps) on white cardstock & colour with copic markers or desired medium. Mat and adhere to patterned panel.
-Stamp sentiment onto white cardstock, mat and adhere to image panel.
-Adhere buttons to trim on either side of image panel.

Copics used:
E0000,000,00,11,31,33,35,37,50
R20,24
YR12,14,16,18
B21,23,24,26
W0,1,3
Y11,17
C0,1,3,5,7





BATTY PRINCESS by Melanie Holtz

- Cut, score and fold a 6"x6" card base out of Kraft cardstock.
- Cut two cardstock mats and design paper at 1/8" increments. Adhere together.
- Sponge all paper layers with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
- For the horizontal panel, cut a strip of design paper and cut two cardtock mats at and adhere together.
- Add machine stitching if desired.
- Thread thin ribbon through crocheted trim and adhere to horizontal panel and adhere panels to card base.
-To create frame, position a Labels 10 die on patterned paper along with a smaller Petite Ovals Small die for the opening in the frame. Run through your Cuttlebug to cut and then emboss. Cut an oval of coordinating design paper slightly larger than your opening and adhere to the back of the frame. To create the mat, trace around the outer edge of your Labels 10 die with a pencil, cut out with scissors and use a fine sand paper to clean up your edges before adhering to the back of the frame.
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Stamp image (Batty Princess from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps) on white cardstock & colour with copic markers or desired medium.
- To cre
ate the rosette, cut two strips of design paper and use a border punch along one edge of the strips. Score at 1/8" intervals and fold accordian style. You can adjust the length and width of your strips to acheive the desired diameter of your rosette. Adhere ends together with double sided tape, taking care to match up the punched design. Shape this into your rosette and attach it to an adhesive covered cardstock base. (The base should be small enough to be compeletly concealed by the rosette.) You may need to place a book on top of your rosette while the adhesive sets. Add a brad to the centre and attach it to the card.

Copics Used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, RV95
Hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59
Wings and Bat: B60, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, 100
Dress: G20, YG91, YG95, G99, R22, R27, R46, R59, C5, C7




AUTUMN BLESSINGS (Featuring Agnes) by Tara Godfrey

- Make card base 6x6 from kraft cardstock - Ink all edges with chalk ink
- Wrap center panel with crinkled ribbon, tie double bow and adhere to card; add button with hemp twine to bow

- Stamp image stamp (Agnes from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps) and colour with Copic markers or desired medium

- Cut image with Circle Nestibilites die and emboss, leave image in the die to act as a stencil, ink with desired distress ink

- Cut mat for image from coordinating cardstock and distress edges with distressing tool and ink edges

- Adhere image panel to card with dimensional dots; cut flowers and leaves from various patterned papers and cardstock, stack and punches holes and attach with brads

- Stamp sentiment on cardstock and adhere; add sparkle by using stardust gel pen and soften sparkle by spreading around with your finger


Copics Used:

E000, 00, 21, 11, R20

W1, 3, 5, 7
E41, 42, 44, 49
YR04, 07. 16, 18, 68





GHOSTLY GREETINGS (Featuring Hattie) by Michele Boyer

- Form 5” x 5” top-folding card from black cardstock; set aside.
- Adhere heart paper to bottom portion of text paper. Zig-zag stitch across top edge of heart paper.
- Stamp image (Hattie from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps) onto cream cardstock; color with Copic markers or desired medium, dot 3-d glaze pen over eyes and spider. Sponge and distress edges; adhere to block of dotted paper.
- Zig-zag stitch across top, bottom and left sides of image panel.
- Distress edges of dotted paper and adhere over heart and text papers.
- Adhere trim down right side of panel. Wrap ribbon around trim, tying near bottom right.
- Using heat gun, heat ribbon until slightly crinkled.
- Stamp sentiment onto cream cardstock. Trim, sponge and lightly distress edges.
- Insert pins* through ribbon and into sentiment panel. Secure sentiment using foam booster.
- Adhere completed panel to card front.
*Color pin heads using a black marker.

Copics Used:

E000, E00, E11, R20,
Y21, YR23, E35, E08,
W00, W1 and W3.



Be sure to leave your comment on this post to be entered to WIN!!!

Happy kraftin'!

Monday, August 22, 2011

More WINNERS!!!

We are always thrilled to hear your comments and it sounds like you really love our new Halloween release!!!! Almost as much as we do!! haha!!

Just a quick post to let you know the random winners of yesterday's KREEPY HOP are......


SCRAPPY RAT

AND

SCRAPPINTLC


Congratulations and please be sure to contact me with your mailing addresses!!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

August Release Day and KREEPY KRAFTY HOP!!

I know you've been waiting all week for this day!!! And it's finally here!!! ALL the new HALLOWEEN stamps are NOW available at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!

BUT before you race right over there, wouldn't you like to enjoy our KREEPY HOP?! There are prizes to be won! Speaking of prizes, would you like to know what two lucky commenters won the Annie stamps from yesterday??? Of course you would! The winners are............KTDragonfly and LisaG.!!!! Congratulations and be sure to contact me with your information!

Now, as you’ve seen over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have lots of SPOOKTACULAR new stamps for you to play with for HALLOWEEN! There are three new ADORABLE LITTLE WITCHIES from Cheryl Alger, five new HALLOWEEN FUN stamps from Emilie Goulet and six awesome new BATTY PRINCESS AND FRIENDS stamps from Annie Rodrigue!!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our KREEPY Krafty Hop! And this is the place to start!! 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 frightening 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!!

We're sure you'll be SPELLBOUND as you enjoy our KREEPY HOP!!