02 January 2010

Happy 2010!! Challenge 11 - Paper Piecing!

Welcome back to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge Blog! We are excited to get our first challenge of the year underway! We have lots of great stuff planned for 2010, including some fun surprises!!!

First off, some important news!! A little change in the way the challenges work.....anyone and everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in our weekly challenges! We all need an excuse to stamp, right?? But in order to be eligible to win the blog candy, your creation must include a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps image.

Secondly, the random winner of our last challenge from 2009 is....Mindyann!!! Congratulations and be sure to email me with your mailing information!!

Next up, this week's challenge! The totally crafty and sweet Michele is our hostess with the mostess! She chose one of my favourite techniques.....she wants us to Paper-piece....a little or a lot!! So pull out your patterned paper and play paper dolls!! Haha! And if you join in the fun, you could win the wacky Drucilla stamp, as featured on Michele's gorgeous card! And don't forget, if you upload your creation to an online gallery like Splitcoast, use the keywords KKSC11, so we can all check 'em out.

EDITED TO ADD: For those that don't know, paper piecing is when you stamp your image on white and colour it in, but also stamp your image on patterned paper and say, cut out the dress and paste it on your image! So for example, on Michele's Drucilla card, she paper pieced her dress from a piece of orange and white patterned paper. It's kind of like paper dolls!!! Get it??

OH and did you know, did I mention.....Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps has their OWN gallery on Splitcoast?? Yeppers!!! On the company galleries page, under K, you can now see Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! Woohoo! So always use 'KraftinKimmie', all one word, and your creations will be seen in our company gallery on SCS!! How super cool is that???

ALSO, if you stopped here today, you may happen upon a few designs made with images you don't recognize! That's because you are getting an early peek at some of our January Release Images!!! These stamps will be available starting January 10th! There are four new images from each of our three amazing artists, plus two new sets of coordinating sentiments!! So hang on to your inkpads, ladies....and feast your eyes on these:


  1. Gorgeous work ladies, amazing inspiration! I have a stamp on her way and can NOT wait for her arrival and shall join in as soon as she arrives :)
    Hugs, Kel

  2. what a fabulous collection and love the sneak peeks!

  3. Such great samples!! I love the new images. I have an order on the way and can't wait to get them so I use one for this challenge.

  4. ooh I love paper piecing. Fab DT creations, someone made me a card with a KK image on it - so gorgeous.

    here’s my entry


  5. I really like Drucilla but i don't understand the challenge. Can someone tell me what paper-piece is??

    My english is not that good, i'm sorry!!

  6. These are great I really need to get some of your stamps!

  7. Great samples Ladys....
    Happy New Year and many thanks for the challenge...
    Here is

  8. Fantastic samples, DT. I am loving these stamps, have three so far, and waiting eagerly to see more!!!

    Here's my card

    Happy New Year!!!


  9. What a fun challenge!!
    Here is my card to play along!

  10. This gave me something to do while waiting for the new release! Amazing cards as always from the design team. Here is my card.

  11. Wonderful challenge, looking forward to the new release!

    here is mine

  12. Finally I made it! My first ever challenge, I had great fun doing it! Very curious what your new stamps will look like!

  13. Wonderful challenge. I love paper piecing. Great work by the DT. Crossing my fingers that I am the lucky winner as I love Drucilla. Here is my card.

  14. Wow You've all done a beautiful Job Here's my Card
    Hugs Nikki

  15. Fab paper piecing ideas and gorgeous DT creations, my entry can be found here Thankyou!

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  17. Fun challenge and I love all the examples!

    Here's my card:


    Can't wait to see the new stamps coming out!

  18. Kimmie what an amazing DT you have! All the samples are amazing and beautiful! Thanks for the fun challenge! I am so glad to finally have some Kraftin' Kimmie stamps so I can play along with your challenges! :) Here is my entry!
    Hugs~ Kim

  19. What fabulous sneak peaks and your DT is just awesome! I am so in love with your stamps and can't wait to get my first order so I can play along! :-) WOO HOO!!

  20. great challenge

    here mine: -here

    irit cohen

  21. I loved this challenge.
    Here is my card:

  22. Super challenge and gorgeous DT cards.
    You will be able to find my contribution here

    Am so looking forward to the new release. Annie's girls are my absolute favorites for 2009 and might be in 2010 hehe.

    Hugs, Mette

  23. Hi Will have a look at the New stamps later

    this is my card

    Hope you like it, loving the DTs eg's

    Love Dawn xx

  24. I love these stamps!!!Amazing Dt samples!
    heres my entry
    thanks for looking
    hugs amanda xx

  25. Oh these are just darling samples!! I had so much with my new Kraftin' Kimmie stamp!! Here is my card!

  26. Loving all the sneak peeks! Fab cards ladies!

    my Drucilla

    Thanks for looking! :)

  27. Here's mine!


  28. Fun challenge and amazing DT cards!!!
    here's mine
    Thanks for looking!

  29. This was a great challange :D This is my card: http://leukedingenvaningen.blogspot.com/2010/01/drucilla-sending-you-smiles.html