27 May 2020

Inspirational Wednesday- Scaredy Cats

Hello Krafty Friends!
the day we provide you with a bit of extra krafty inspiration
to help you get creative with your krafty stamps!

Hi everyone!
Krafty Girl Brigitte here, as your hostess this week.

I'm using the stamp set SCAREDY CATS. They are all so adorable!!!!! I'm a total cat lover and can't get enough of them. So even if the stamp set is technically a Halloween set,  I try using it for different occasions!!!

So today, I made a super simple card. I first started by inking the images with Totally Taupe hybrid ink for a no line effect. I then coloured them with Prismacolor pencils. The trees are from the Spooky Silhouette stamp set and the balloons and sentiment from Party Time Sentiments stamp set. I like using images in different ways, so I can use them more!!!

If you want to add Scaredy Cats! stamp set to your collection,
visit the KKS Shop
and find it at 40% OFF this week!

Happy Kraftin'


23 May 2020

Challenge #532 - Sunny Days!

Good Morning and welcome to another 
fabulous and fun Saturday Challenge

Are you ready for another fun and krafty challenge
to inspire you and help get your creative juices flowing?
We've got some fabulous ideas for you 
and can't wait to see what you create!

This week your hostess is Krafty Girl, Delphine
and her challenge for you is ....

Hello everyone! Krafty Girl Delphine here for a Sunny Challenge! I decided to use my Kraftin' Kimmie stamps on a piece of wood the size of an ATC and created a little scene. For my scene, I combined the adorable sun from the HERE COMES THE SUN set to a sweet little critter from the YOU'RE GNAW-SOME set and painted everything using Posca paint pens. 

Each and every Saturday we post a brand new challenge for the week and you are welcome to enter as many times as you like.

These must be new creations 
and you are welcome to use any stamp however using Kraftin' Kimmie stamp and products will earn you double entries! 
The monthly prize is a $25 voucher to the Krafty shop!!! Woohoo! 

There are two ways to enter... you can link up your creation on the Kraftin’ Kimmie blog page AND you can upload your photo to the album in our Krafty Friends FB group.

And this weekend we have a special MAKE YOUR OWN SALE going on!  Use coupon code CSM20 to receive 20% OFF all regular priced items in the shop for the weekend!

Also if you need a little extra inspiration or a jumpstart to your mojo, we have a new sketch each month! Feel free to use it any time!

We can't wait to see your new creations!

Happy Kraftin'

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20 May 2020

Inspirational Wednesday - Manatee Pals!

Hello Krafty Friends!
the day we provide you with a bit of extra krafty inspiration
to help you get creative with your krafty stamps!


Hello Krafty Friends!! It's krafty girl Sabrina here today and I want to show you this shaker card using Manatee Pals!

I created a fun underwater scene using the scenery stamps in the set, and the Summer Sunbeams stencil!

I colored both the background and the adorale manatees with my Zig markers and added a bunch of purple and blue sequins inside!
I stamped the sentiment in our Gorgeous grape ink!


This set is perfect for all your summer cards and it is on SALE!!!
Just hop over to the KKS shop
and find Manatee Pals at 40% off this week!

Check back next week for more Inspiration and a different set on sale!

Happy Kraftin'!

18 May 2020

Krafty Tips and Tuts

Good morning everyone!

Krafty Girl Melany here with an ink blending Tips and Tuts!
Today, I'm going to show you some of my favorite tips for ink blending with stencils.

For color blending, I like to use my trusty Strathmore Mixed Media cardstock

I cut 2 3x5 1/2 rectangles (I want to make 2 tags)

Did you know that when doing them by yourself, cutting one corner, then flipping it over and taking it as a guide is the easiest way to have even sides

Choosing 2 color combos. One tone on tone and one more colorful. On the colorful one, you have to avoid to put two colors that will produce mud. Here, on my second tag, I separated the green and the pink. Yellow blends well with those two colors. On the first tag, I used SALTY SEA, LOVELY LAGOON and MERMAID MELODY. On the second tag, I used CHARMING CHARTREUSE, MORNING MARIGOLD and RASBERRY ROSE

I always start from he outside to the inside, and always from the lightest to the darkest
I put a few coats of inks, until they blend like I want them to

Time for stencils. I like to do tone on tone or choose one of the color (usually the darker one). On the first tag, I used LOVELY LAGOON for stenciling

I like to outline my stenciling. I find that it makes it pop

Inking the edges in black ties everything together

I don't always add splatters, but when I do, I do it before adding my sentiment or my focal image

Time for sentiments. I used the PARTY TIME SENTIMENT stamp set

What I like about this stamp set, it's that it's so versatile! One stamp set, two tags, two different looks!
The sentiment on the left have been stamp with LOVELY LAGOON and the one on the right have been emboss

Inking reinforcers to make the match the tags. I outline thme to make them pop just a bit

Time for final touches like twine, ribbons, KRAFTY DOTS
...and...we're done! Here's the final result

I can't wait to see your ink blending projects!
Have a great day!

17 May 2020

May Release Hop and SHOP!

Woot!  Woot!
Today we are celebrating all the wonderful new things in our  MAY Release that are NOW AVAILABLE
in the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!

All FOUR of our new stamp sets along with two new stencils, our stunning new hybrid ink colour, Summer Sunshine and sweet new krafty dots were released yesterday and we're
excited to share everything with you in a fabulous blog hop!

So let's check everything out in action as we hop around the Krafty Design Team's blogs today!  Grab a nice hot (or cold) beverage, sit back and relax while we take you on this krafty tour!

First up is an adorable set by artist Becky Pearce called

Next is a set a stunning floral creation from artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen called PERFECT PEONY!

Next up we have a set of homes for our adorable little pixies from last month!  This amazing set is from artist Sabrina van Vloten and it's called FAIRY VILLAGE!

Lastly is a great new masculine stamp set from artist Cheryl Grant called....FARM-TASTIC!

Available now is our stunning new Krafty Kolours hybrid ink colour in the large ink pad, the mini cube and ink refill called ....SUMMER SUNSHINE!

We have two new stencils that coordinate perfectly with our lovely new stamp sets and they are....

And lastly we have the perfect set of new Krafty Dots for this fabulous release!
They are....RAINBOW BRIGHT krafty dots!

Also we have a SPECIAL PROMOTION going on for this weekend only and it's called SHARE THE KRAFTY KINDNESS!  As so many people around the world have been affected one way or another by today's health concerns, I would like to send my heartfelt appreciation to everyone doing their part!  Doesn't matter if it's a big part or a small part, we are ll in this together!  For every Perfect Peony stamp set you purchase this weekend I will be adding another set to your package for FREE!  Perhaps you have a krafty friend who is out of work right now or maybe you know someone who is struggling with isolation.  This set is a friendship set and I'd love for you to give it away to someone of your choosing to Share the Krafty Kindness!  This promotion will run until Sunday night while supplies last.   

Now head on over to the Krafty Shop and have a look around!
Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin'!

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