One Crazy Krafty HOP!!

Welcome to One Crazy Krafty HOP!!  Today Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is combining forces with One Crazy Stamper to bring you an incredible blog hop filled with lots of krafty goodness!!

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is an online Canadian stamp company with whimsical stamps from several different artists, catering to cardmakers and scrapbookers with lots of different styles!  If you like to colour….you’ll love our images!!!  Check us out at our krafty SHOP!

One Crazy Stamper is a fantastic Canadian crafting store with an online site as well as a brick and mortar store located in Bolton, Ontario!  They carry all kinds of paper, embellishments, Copic markers and SO much more!!  Check them out here:

Our blog hop today features both Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps and crafting goodies from One Crazy Stamper with projects created by design team members from both teams!!  Be sure to hop around from blog to blog and leave a comment at each stop, because some lucky random commenters are going to win some krafty goodies!!! We'll announce the winners on Sunday, December 4th!!

 The Krafty Challenge Blog (you're already here!)

Challenge 106 - Giving Thanks!!

We all have so very much to be thankful for, don't we??  Well, this week's challenge by Kerry has us giving thanks!!!

First though, let me tell you who won last week!  We had a fabulous sketch challenge and the random winner is......Nady!!!  Check out the incredible black and white design she created with the sketch featuring Angry Ballerina!!!  Congratulations and be sure to email me with your address!!

As most of you know, this past weekend was Thanksgiving in the US, so in honour of that we are giving thanks this week with our challenge!!  Create a project that shows you are thankful.....for a friend, for someone's kindness, for the people in your life etc.!!  We can't wait to see how creative you can get!!  AND if you play along be sure to link us up here because you could WIN some new Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps rubbah!!!

Don't forget that we have a HUGE BLOWOUT SALE going on at the Shop right NOW!  Almost everything is 25-75% off but only until Monday!!  You won't see another sale like this for a long time, so scoop up some Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps now.....for yourself or for a krafty person on your holiday list!!!

Wanna see how the Krafty Girls are giving thanks?  Check out these creations!  AND you'll notice that there are some new names in this list!  Well that's because some of our December Krafty Guest spot winners decided to play along a little early!!  How awesome is that!?  Be sure to stop by their blogs and say hello!!!

and Special Krafty Guests.....


Hey there Krafty Stampers!!!  I know a lot of you do holiday online shopping, especially over this weekend, so I thought we might kick things off early!!!  How about a big thumbs up!!!
 Beginning TODAY, virtually EVERYTHING is on SALE 25-75% OFF at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!  That's right!!!  This is the BIGGEST sale we've ever had and aren't likely to repeat it anytime soon!!  So take advantage while you can!!  We are talkin' serious savings here!!

Almost ALL of our stamps are on SPECIAL right now!!  Only our newest releases are not on sale, but even then, our NEW November Releases are on at a discount in our Gimme Kimmies Kits!!!

This sale is on ONLY until Monday!!  So head on over and grab yourself some early, krafty Christmas gifts!!!  

**Keep in mind that shipping *may* take a little longer due to the overwhelming response to the SALE!!

Canadian Scrapbooker Winter Issue!!! Wanna WIN some Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!?!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is thrilled to be featured with a full page in the WINTER 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: DIANA, TOYMAKER ELF, BALANCING ELF and the O HOLY NIGHT SHEPHERD!

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 December 18th at midnight EST to enter! Winners will be announced on December 19th!

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

1.               Make card base 6x6 from kraft cardstock
2.               cut mat from green American Craft cardstock 5 ¾ X 5 ¾
3.               cut Red BoBunny Wild Berry Red Dot cardstock 5 ½ X 5 ½, use reverse distressed side
4.               Cut BoBunny Noel Memories Patterned paper 5 X 5
5.               Cut BoBunny Noel Traditions patterned paper 5 X 4
6.               Cut BoBunny Noel Traditions 3 X 5, use reverse side of paper and place vertically
7.               Cut BoBunny Noel Stripes 2 X 6 and Noel Joy patterned paper 3 X 6, layer
8.               Add Velvet American Crafts ribbon
9.               Stamp Diana stamp image and colour with Copics
10.            Cut image out with Circle Spellbinders Nestibilites Die
11.            Leave image in Die and ink with Antique Linen Distress Ink
12.            Cut Scalloped mat with Scalloped Circle Spellbinders Nestibilities Die
13.            Cut Christmas Ornament Shape On Silhouette Digital Craft Cutter
14.            Pierce small hole in top of ornament shape Add BasicGrey Epoxy Glazed Brad to Ornament Shape
15.            Adhere image to scalloped mat and then to ornament die cut shape
16.            Add flowers with BasicGrey Brads
17.            Stamp sentiment, cut out with Spellbinders tag and leave sentiment in die and ink with Antique Linen Distress ink.
18.            Add clear gems here and there.
19.            Add Skaura Stardust pen to image and spread around with finger to add a soft sparkle to image

Copics Used:   
Skin: E000, 00, 21, 11 R20
Hair: E42, 44, 49
Pants E35, bow and blanket R27, 29 and top G94

1.               Form 5 1/4” x 5 1/4” top-folding card from red cardstock; set aside.
2.               Adhere green border sticker to bottom of a 5” x 5” block of word patterned paper.
3.               Insert a bell brad into each scallop on border, bending brad backs toward inside of paper block.
4.               Adhere a 5” x 1 ¾” block of green/white patterned paper above green sticker strip.  Adhere thin strip of red cardstock along top edge of green/white paper.
5.               Stamp elf onto 3” x 4” block of white cardstock.  Color with markers.  Add ground using pencils.  Mat onto red cardstock.
6.               Using a kraft knife, cut a ¾” slit in upper right corner.
7.               Feed ribbon through slit (from back to front).  Adhere stamped image over patterned blocks, wrap ribbon around back and tie on right front side.
8.               Place foam boosters on back side of ornament sticker.  Thread string through hanger hole.  Adhere ornament and tuck string behind bow.  (Poke hole beneath knot of bow and draw strings to back of patterned block.  Secure ends with tape.)
9.               Stamp “joy” onto white cardstock.  Punch using ¾” circle punch.  Adhere over ornament center using foam booster.
10.            Adhere completed block to card front.

 Copics Used:
E50, E51, R20, B02, E15, E18, R81, R83, R85, Y15, Y17, Y19, G03, G05, G07, R22, R24, R27, B0000

1. Create a 6"x6" card base. (I cut all my layers at 1/8" increments)
2. Cut out all patterned paper layers and cardstock mats, adhere together and add stitching if desired.
4. Before adhering the horizontal panels, attach a flat length of ribbon.
3. Adhere layers together and attach to card base. 
4. Stamp image on paper of choice (I used Neenah) with Memento Ink and colour with Copic markers. (See colour list )
5. Mask image and sponge in background while the paper is still in your die by applying Walnut Stain Distress Ink. (I used make up sponges.)
6. Create a decorative frame for your image by cutting long strips of cardstock with a border punch. (I used a Martha Stewart punch.) You may need to cut several strips depending on the size of your oval. Snip your border with little "V" shaped notches and attach it around the perimeter of your image panel using a strong double sided tape. (I used Scor Tape) The little notches should allow you to manipulate your paper to fit around the curves of the oval. Some border punches may work better than others, so feel free to experiment! :)
7. Stamp or print out a sentiment (mine was computer generated) and cut it out with circle Spellbinders. Use Spellbinders Lacey Circles for matting.
8. Add a bow to your sentiment. I used a Bow Easy to tie mine.
9. Add some decorative pearls if desired.

Copics Used:
Skin E000, E00, E11, R20 Hair: E50, W00, W1, W3, W5 Shirt: R22, R27, R46, E59, C5, C7 Vest and Shoes: G20, G82, G85, G99, C5, C7 Pants: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, C5, C7 Stool: E50, E31, E25, E29, E97, E99 Horse: E50, E31, E25, E29


1.  Create 6x6 card base, cardstock for matting and patterned papers.
2.  Sponge all patterned paper layers using distress ink.
3.  Stamp image on Neenah white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colour with Copic markers or desired medium.
4.  Cut and emboss image using desired Spellbinder Nestabilities shape.
5.  Add lace trim across the middle and fancy brad (I chose a star shaped antique brad.).
6.  Stamp sentiment from Nativity Sentiments set on scrap paper and distress.
7.  Attach all layers together, using pop dots on main image and sentiment!

Copics Used:

E000, E00, E11, R20, E50, E08, E09, E23, E25, E42, E43, YG91, YG93, YG95

Another Winner!

Whoops!!  In all the excitement over the new releases and Krafty Hop etc., it appears that I missed announcing a winner for last week's Make It Masculine Challenge!!!  Well, let's take care of that right now!!

The random winner is..............Paper Crazy Lady!!!  Check out the fabulous card she created featuring NICK!  Congratulations and be sure to contact me with your mailing address right away!!!

Now don't forget to join in with this week's awesome SKETCH challenge!!  We can't wait to see what you're making with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!


The random winners of the November Krafty Hop are:

Congratulations and be sure to contact me with your mailing information!!


It's finally here!!!  It's release day at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and we're going to celebrate with an incredible Krafty HOP!!  And there's SO much to SEE!!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of FUN new stamps for you to get inky with!  We’ve got something for everyone!! There is a fun new SET by Cheryl Alger for the DUDES in your life!!  It’s called SNIPS AND SNAILS!  We also have TWO fantastic sets of FURRY FRIENDS from Emilie Goulet called CANINE CAPERS 1 and 2!!!  And of course we have an amazing new set of six GOTHIC GIRLS from Annie Rodrigue!  PLUS we are also releasing the BEST FRIENDS stamp that was our special commemorative stamp from Krafty Day last month!!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our NOVEMBER 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 GimmeKimmies 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!!

**OH!  And the random winners from yesterday's comments are:  Jenn Joncas and Tracey Gordon!!!  Congrats ladies and be sure to email me with your mailing addresses!

Now let's get hoppin'!!

Challenge Blog (you're already here!)


Krafty Peeks Day THREE!!!......Annie's Gothic Girls!!

So how much did you LOVE those puppy dog stamps and sentiments we previewed yesterday??  The Krafty Girls cards were awesome, yes??!!!  Wanna know who is each getting a set of Canine Capers??  The random winners are.....Melinda and Julie!!  Congratulations and be sure to contact me with your mailing information!!

So are you here for a new challenge or are you here to check out the brand new ANNIE stamps????  Well, either way, we've got you covered!!!  Not only do we have a new weekly challenge but we also have SIX new stamps for you PLUS a bonus SEVENTH!!!!  Wanna see???

Do you remember that awesome special edition commemorative stamp that all the attendees at Krafty Day received in their goodie bags last month??  Well, we are finally releasing it to you all!!!  Now you can get Best Friends and you'll see it all along the hop today!!  Also, the theme of our other six images this month is......GOTHIC!!! We have SIX incredible GOTHIC GIRL images to share with you today!!!  Check out all the sweet creations on today's hop in combination with this week's challenge!!  It just happens to be a super awesome SKETCH from the lovely PAM!!  We really hope you are inspired by this fun sketch and join us for some fun!!!

Below you will find all the Krafty Girls and Guests who have goodies to show you today and while you're visiting, be sure to leave some love at each stop because TWO lucky ladies are each going to WIN THREE of today's stamps!!  Woohoo!!!  (OH and hidden along the way is an incredible VIDEO on colouring one of our gorgeous new stamps!!  See if you can find it!)

ALL of our November stamps will be available TOMORROW at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! So be sure to come on back to enjoy our Release Day Krafty HOP!!


and Special Krafty Guests.....

Krafty Peeks Day TWO ......Canine Capers!!!

Welcome back!!  We hope you enjoyed all the awesome cards we shared yesterday featuring the new Snips and Snails set!  Perfect images for the dudes in our lives!!!  And before we go any further, would you like to know who won it???  The random winner of this set is......CINDY - Scrapixie!!!  Congratulations and be sure to contact me with your mailing info!!

Today we at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps are sharing TWO incredible new sets by the totally talented Emilie Goulet!!!  They are called CANINE CAPERS 1 AND 2!!!!  Yes, that's right!!  There are TWO sets featuring some incredible dog stamps!!  Love them!!!  Each set features THREE super cute DOG stamps and comes with either FOUR or FIVE coordinating sentiment stamps!!  So fun!!

Below you will find a list of all the Krafty Girls and Guests who are sharing puppy PEEKS with you today so grab a coffee and check them out!  And as you're hoppin' around, be sure to leave a comment at each stop because I'm giving away both of these sets, so there will be TWO winners and I'll announce them tomorrow!!

All our new November stamps will be available on Sunday at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!!  And come on back tomorrow because not only will we have a fantastic new challenge for you, but we'll be revealing the NEW stamps by Annie Rodrigue!!!

Now get ready for some canine cuteness!!!!

and Special Krafty Guest....

New Stamps!!! Day ONE!!!

Woohooooooooooo!!!  It's time once again to bring you amazing new Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!  We've got lots of goodies for you to play with and they'll ALL be available at the shop on Sunday!!!

Today we are featuring a new stamp SET by the ever so sweet Cheryl Alger!!!  And yes, I said a SET!!  The stamps you'll be seeing today in our Krafty Peeks feature THREE adorable images and SIX coordinating sentiments that are all part of a set called SNIPS AND SNAILS!!!  I bet you can guess what these images are all about!!!  SO many people ask for BOY images ......well, here you go!!

Here is a list of all the Krafty Girls and Guests that have projects to share today that feature Snips and Snails!!  As you hop around, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN the whole SET!!  

And then come on back tomorrow to check out the Krafty Peeks we'll have for you featuring amazing images from the fantastic Emilie Goulet!!!

and Special Krafty Guests...

Challenge 104 - Make It Masculine!!

Welcome back for another fun Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge!!  But first......a winner!  The random winner from last week's challenge is..............SANDRA!!!  Check out the beautiful card she created featuring Angie!!  Congratulations Sandra and be sure to contact me with your shipping information!

This week's hostess is the amazing real life ANGIE!!  heehee!!  She has challenged us to Make it Masculine!  So make a card featuring a guy or featuring boyish colours.  And if you play along, be sure to link it up to this post so we can all check it out!!  And you just might be our random winner of some new rubbah!!

Don't forget, we've got lots of fun stuff going on at the KKS Shop right now!  The Retirement SALE and Frugal Friday SPECIALS are now up and we've just uploaded EZmount to the store.  ALSO we are thrilled to tell you that we now have our fantastic KKS TEES AND TOTES in the store!!  Show off your love of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

Now check out the fantastic designs to inspire you this week by our wonderful Krafty Girls and Guests!!!

and Special Krafty Guests

Frugal Friday Specials....AND KKS Tees and Totes!!!

Just a quick note to let you know about the new Frugal Friday Specials that are up this morning!!  We have SIX fabulous stamps on sale 40-75% off this weekend ONLY!

*Exciting News* I know a LOT of you have been asking how YOU can get one of the fantastic Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps TEES and TOTES that you saw in the pictures from Krafty Day!!  Well, I can now tell you that they are NOW available in the SHOP!!!  Go check them out!!

ALSO you've been asking when we're going to start carrying EZmount cling foam for your unmounted rubber stamps...........well, it's there now too!!!  Get your goodies all in one place!!!

Now let's check out the stamps we've got up on SPECIAL this weekend:

Challenge #103!! Pin It Down!!!

OH thank goodness it's the weekend!!  Has it been a crazy week for you too?!  Well, it's time to get krafty with another awesome Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps challenge!!!

First though, the random winner of last week's monochromatic challenge is.......EELS!!!  Check out the lovely holiday card she created featuring Virginia!!!  Congratulations and be sure to contact me with your mailing address!

Our wonderful hostess this week is the sweet-as-pie MICHELE!!!  Her challenge is called PIN IT DOWN!!  So use a pin of some kind on your creations this week!  Check your stash for those decorative stick pins, safety pins, what have you.....or even used Drucilla who already HAS pins in her image!!!  Go ahead...let's see your creativity!!

We'd love for you to play along with us....we just LOVE seeing your stuff!!  If you link it up here and use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp, YOU could be the random winner of the new Sending Winter Hugs stamp as featured on Michele's gorgeous card!

**Just a reminder that the October Gimme Kimmies Kits and this week's Frugal Friday specials are available ONLY until Sunday night!!  And our HUGE Retirement SALE is ongoing!!

You will notice that we have a couple of fantastic Krafty Guests this month!!  She did SUCH a fabulous job last month that we've asked her to join us again for November!  Jenny Peterson!!  Also the supremely talented Queen of Colouring....Suzanne Dean!!!  You'll be seeing creations by these lovely ladies all month and they'll be joining us for the November previews and release coming up in a couple of weeks!!

Now let's check out these amazing Krafty Girl kards!!!

and Special Krafty Guests....