Sunday, June 17, 2018

Coffee Cup Card and a Winner!

Today we are using one of our favorite sets and giving that set away to one of our readers! What do you need to do to win this set? All you have to do is leave a comment and subscribe to this blog and I will choose one lucky person to win! Please leave me your email address so that I can contact you!

For today's post I am using The Coffee Cup Shaped Card Set and the Got Coffee printables for the sentiment.



I added Mud Puddles glue and their sand to the two accent pieces to give them a beachy 3-D look. I die cut the sentiment with a circle and added 2 Queen and Co. flowers.

Now don't forget to subscribe and leave me a comment with your email and you could win this file!

Thanks for stopping by,





June Kraftin Kimmie Krafty Hop


June Release Krafty HOP! 
Woohoo! It's here! It's here!!  Today we are celebrating the
amazing release of ALL of our New JUNE Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!



ALL FOUR new stamp sets are available NOW
in the Krafty Shop! So let's have a big happy hop around the design team and guest blogs and check them all out in action! Grab a nice hot (or cold) beverage, sit back and relax while you hop around and enjoy all the amazing creations!!
First up is the BEE-utiful set that's on everybody's list....
SWEET AS CAN BEE!!!
Next up are the LAST TWO stamp sets from Annie, so scoop them up before they're gone.....
SASSY SOPHIE.....
and MELINDA MERMAID!
And lastly is the OTTER-ly adorable stamp set....
FROM THE OTTER SIDE!!
Also we have released TWO NEW Krafty Kolours Hybrid Inks in YUMMY YELLOW and MARVELLOUS MOCHA!! So be sure to add them to your stash!

ALL the new sets are NOW AVAILABLE individually BUT if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our
JUNE Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all FOUR of the new sets together and at a discount! But only for a limited time and while supplies last!
Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin'!


I used Sassy Sophie.  I love all the sassy greetings on this set, its so hard to choose just one!!


I colored her with my Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00 and E000 with R20
Hair: E18, E08, YR18 and YR14
Red: R59, R29, R24 and R22
Blue: B99, B97, B95, B93 and B91
Green: C7, G28, G24, G21 and YG03
Rust: E99, E97, E95, E93 and Y21
Bottle: B000, E27 and E25

I added are we there yet papers, lace ribbon and a charm with keys.  I then added a die cut gas nozzle to finish off the theme.

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, June 16, 2018

June Kraftin Kimmie Sneak Peeks - Day Three!

June Krafty Peeks....Day Three plus a Challenge featuring FROM THE OTTER SIDE !
Welcome back to Day THREE of our JUNE Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!


Today is the final day of peeks and the release party is
THIS AFTERNOON at 1pm EST on Facebook!
Are you going to join in and help us
celebrate ALL the new sets?
Our last stamp set for this month is a FURRY fabulous set by artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen!!
I mean HOW absolutely adorable is this???
It's called FROM THE OTTER SIDE!

This adorable new summer set contains several fluffy little otters, lots of fun little accessory stamps plus FIVE otter-ly wonderful sentiments! 
Now don't forget!!! It's also CHALLENGE DAY and as always, during release week the theme is ANYTHING GOES!!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp!! 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. You have a week to play with this challenge (until June 22nd) and at the end of the month, we'll announce a WINNER from all of the weekly challenges for June! We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN a $40 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!! Wanna win??
All the Krafty Design Team members listed below have lots of super sweet creations to share with you today featuring the FROM THE OTTER SIDE stamp set! Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN this stamp set! The winner will be announced at the LIVE Online Release Party this afternoon, so don't miss it!
Happy hoppin'
Don't forget about the New Krafty Kolours Ink!

I stamped the otter in Krafty Kolours Marvelous Mocha ink and water-colored him with the same color.  His cheeks are done with Raspberry Rose and his nose and shell are done with Wicked Black.  The fish and shells were stamped with Wicked Black Krafty Kolours ink and water-colored with Raspberry Rose, Mermaid Melody and Lovely Lagoon.

I created the water background paper using Yupa paper and alcohol inks.  I used various blues and one blue-green to give it a dark water look.  


I die cut some cloud pattern paper and added it to the top of the water and added a piece of mirror cardstock over the seam. I stamped the sentiment and hearts from the set in Mermaid Melody and Raspberry Rose to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by,


Friday, June 15, 2018

June Kraftin Kimmie Sneak Peeks - Day Two!

June Krafty Peeks...Day Two at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  Sassy Sophie and Melinda Mermaid!
Welcome back to Day TWO of our JUNE release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

We have TWO new stamp sets from artist Annie Rodrigue and these are the very LAST images from this artist.

As she has chosen not to do stamps anymore and has ended her contract, we can no longer restock/reorder ANY of her stamp sets. Once ANY of the sets in the Annie category in the shop sell out, they are gone for GOOD so be sure to snap them up!
The first one is SASSY SOPHIE!

And the second is MELINDA MERMAID!

The Krafty Krew design team members have lots of great designs to share with you today featuring these cute stamps! Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a $10 gift voucher to the krafty shop!
Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page!
And the winners will be announced at the LIVE Online Release Party this Saturday at 1pm EST so don't miss it!
Happy hoppin'!

I used Melinda Mermaid

I colored this cutie with my Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00 and E000 with R20
Hair: E29, E25 and E21
Purple: V09, V06, V04 and V01
Blue: BG18, BG15, BG13 and BG11
Anchor: C5, C3 and C1
Rust: E99, E97, E95, E93 and Y21

I added pattern paper, a fabric net and some assorted die cuts.   I added some Nuvo glitter drops and a bow to finish off the card.


Thanks for stopping by,

Fluffy Bestie - June 15th

Hi and welcome to a new reminder post at My Besties International Challenge Blog.  Please come play with us!

For this card I used IMG005.  This is one of the Fluffy Besties and I just love her.





For the first time I created a pattern versus just coloring her dress solid.
I colored her with my copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00 and E000
Hair: E29, E25 and E21
Roses: R85 and R81
Leaves: YG67 and YG23
Shadow: C3 and C1
Stool: C5, C3 and C1

Here you can see a close up of the pattern


I added some flowers and die cuts to finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by,


Thursday, June 14, 2018

June Kraftin Kimmie Sneak Peeks - Day One!

June Krafty Peeks...Day One at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  Sweet as can BEE!
Welcome, welcome, welcome!  Today we are kickin' off our JUNE Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

We've got a super sweet stamp set to share with you today!
This one is from artist Becky Pearce and it's called
SWEET AS CAN BEE!

This BEE-utiful set was included in our Summer Krafty Kit along with TWO BRAND NEW Krafty Kolours Hybrid Inks!!! The set comes with SEVEN main images, some cute accessory stamps and FIVE fabby sentiment stamps for a total of FIFTEEN stamps in the set!
The gorgeous new Krafty Kolours Hybrid Inks we are introducing this month are YUMMY YELLOW and MARVELLOUS MOCHA!!! You can get them in large ink pads, mini cubes and also refills!! They go perfectly with this release!!


Check out this BUZZ-worthy set in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs today! You'll see the list of Krafty design team members PLUS special Krafty Guests below and be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page!
You'll get to see all the incredible creations for June as we share them each day this week! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 1pm EST! We'll be checking out all FOUR new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!
Happy hoppin' and we'll see you back here tomorrow for more amazing new stamp sets!

This set is Bee'utiful!



I colored the black with my Copics W9, W7 and W5.  I then took the Yummy Yellow and added some water on my glass mat and then water-colored the bees.  I added more water to lighten the wash for the face and wings.  I also added a slider so the bee could buzz on over to the hive.

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Kraftin Kimmie Saturday Challenge - Water

Challenge #434 - WATER! Welcome to another fabulous Krafty Challenge!

Are you ready for some krafty fun??We've got a super easy theme for you this week and we hope you can play along!




This week it's all about.....WATER!
Submit your krafty design for your chance to WIN! You have until Friday, June 15th to enter this challenge! Keep in mind, all entries are welcome but you must use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp in order to win.
Each Saturday we post a new challenge and you can enter as many times as you like!!! And each submission during the month will enter you into the monthly prize which will be....
a $40 gift voucher to spend in the krafty shop!!!
What do you think? Worth playin' for? 
Be sure to hop on over to the Krafty Shop this weekend because we have the FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS up with FOUR of our amazing stamp sets on 40% OFF! Plus our Inspirational Wednesday featured set is on SALE as well!
Not only that...we've just rereleased our FAIRY TRINKETS stamp set in natural red rubbah and we're super excited!


If you've never heard of our trinkets, you're in for a treat! This set contains EIGHT round stamps in a fairy fantastical theme which can be used as the focal point of your creation or as an addition to other magical images! You'll notice that there are four designs in total with two of each size! And one is outlined for colouring and the other is solid for use with our fabulous Krafty Kolours INKS! Not only that but they fit circle punches in sizes 1 3/4 and 1 3/8 for easy trimming!!! They're fabulous for cards, tags, boxes, bags, planner pages, scrapbook pages and MORE! And they are available NOW!!!
Can't wait to see your krafty kreations!! Happy stampin'!

I used The Oceans of Love stamp set
I colored the cute little whale with Copics:
Whale: W9, W7, W5 and W3
Water: B39, B34 and B32

I sponged some tumbled glass Distress Ink over a cloud stencil to create the background and then colored the water in with Copics.  I added a black pearl pen drop to the whales eye, to make it pop since he was colored in black.

I added some pattern paper in a wave die cut and finished the card off with the enamel dots.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Best Fishes!

Be sure to visit the Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of every month for our design teams inspirational post in which by leaving a comment you will be entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE sets of your choice from the online store. Now on to this weeks inspiration!   

For this week we were to use any of the "fishy sets".  I chose to use Fish shaped card



I cut the fish out of Pattern paper and then added a bow and the sentiment Best Fishes!

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Kraftin Kimmie Saturday Challenge - Mermaids

Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday Challenge #431 - Mermaids



Are you ready for some krafty fun??
We've got a super easy theme for you this week and we hope you can play along!

We want you all to play along and we love to see you join in the krafty fun and share your creations!

This week it's all about.....MERMAIDS!

Submit your krafty design on the Kraftin Kimmie Blog for your chance to WIN! You have until Friday, June 8th to enter this challenge! Keep in mind, all entries are welcome but you must use a
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp in order to win.

Each Saturday we post a new challenge and you can enter as many times as you like!!! And each submission during the month will enter you into the monthly prize which will be....
a $40 gift voucher to spend in the krafty shop!!!
What do you think? Worth playin' for? 
We've also got a fun sketch for your inspiration for June! You don't have to use it but if you need a little extra kickstart in your mojo, feel free to use it any time!


Be sure to hop on over to the Krafty Shop this weekend because we have DOUBLE the FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS up with EIGHT of our amazing stamp sets on 30-40% OFF! Plus our Inspirational Wednesday featured set is on SALE as well!
Not only that...we've just rereleased our FAIRY TRINKETS stamp set in natural red rubbah and we're super excited!
If you've never heard of our trinkets, you're in for a treat! This set contains EIGHT round stamps in a fairy fantastical theme which can be used as the focal point of your creation or as an addition to other magical images! You'll notice that there are four designs in total with two of each size! And one is outlined for colouring and the other is solid for use with our fabulous Krafty Kolours INKS! Not only that but they fit circle punches in sizes 1 3/4 and 1 3/8 for easy trimming!!! They're fabulous for cards, tags, boxes, bags, planner pages, scrapbook pages and MORE! And they are available TODAY!!!
Can't wait to see your krafty kreations!! Happy stampin'!

For this card I used Sandy Seawater

I colored her with my Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00 and E000 with R20
Hair: E18,E15, YR23 and Y23
Red: R39, R29, R24 and R22
Orange: YR18, YR16, YR14 and YR12
Yellow: Y17, Y15 and Y13
Jellyfish: B28, B23 and FB2 with  FYG1
Sand: E37, E35, E33 and E31
Background: B00 and B000 with Alcohol dripped on it.

I used under the sea pattern paper pad and added some die cut coral and a die cut jelly fish.  I colored the sentiment and dripped alcohol on it to give it the same look.  I finished it off with a mermaid charm.

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, June 1, 2018

My Besties International Challenge - Summer

Hi and welcome to a new challenge at My Besties International Challenge Blog.  Please come play with us!

I used IMG012



I colored her with my Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00 and E000
Hair: E29, E25, and E21

Pink: RV29, RV25, RV23 and RV21
White: C3 and C1
Cell: G85 and G82
Ground: C5, C3 and C1

For the clouds I used a stencil and tumbled glass Tim Holtz distress ink.  I added a fence and sun die cuts (La-La Land Crafts), doily and some flowers to finish of the card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Tight Rope with SBS

I am back with another incredibly cute image from SBS

This is from the new Ghoulish Gang set and her name is Tight Rope.  The set come with the lady by herself and also in the frame.


I colored both with my Copics and in the same color pallet.
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00 and E000 with R20
Pink: RV69, RV66, RV04 and RV02
Black: W9, W7, W5 and W3
Grren: G28, G24, G21 and YG03




I love that even though they are using the same colors that they both look so different.

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Hot Air Balloon

I am back with another incredibly cute image from SBS

This is from the new Commissions and it is called Hot Air Balloon Keri & Ziva   I just think this set is the cutest (I might be a tad biased)!


I colored this with my Copics:
Skin: E4, E11, E21, E00 and E000 with R20
Hair: E29, E25 and E21
Ziva: W9, W7, W5
Red: R29, R24 and R22
Basket: E59, E57, E55 and E53
White: C3 and C1 with blender 

I masked of the image and sponged tumbled glass distress ink over a cloud stencil.  I then used the Hot Air balloon paper from Stampin up and popped up some glitter clouds around the balloon.  I finished the card off with Nuvo sparkle dots.

Thanks for stopping by,

If the Crown Fits!

I am back with another incredibly cute image from SBS

This is from the new release and is called If the Crown Fits!



I colored this cutie with my Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00 and E000 with R20
Hair: E29, E25 and E21
Mermaid: V99, V28, V25 and V22 with RV69, RV95 and RV93
Crown: YR27, YR24, YR23 and Y13

I added some pearl drops to the accent around her waist.  I used mermaid 6x6 paper pad and glossy accents to the crown gems.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kraftin Kimmie Saturday Challenge - Dad/Man

Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday Challenge #432 - Dad/Man. Welcome to another fabulous Krafty Challenge!

Are you ready for some krafty fun??
We've got a super easy theme for you this week and we hope you can play along!
We want you all to play along and we love to see you join in the krafty fun and share your creations!

This week let's make something for DAD!

Submit your krafty design for your chance to WIN! You have until Friday, June 1st to enter this challenge! Keep in mind, all entries are welcome but you must use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp in order to win.

Each Saturday we post a new challenge and you can enter as many times as you like!!! And each submission during the month will enter you into the monthly prize which will be....
a $40 gift voucher to spend in the krafty shop!!!
What do you think? Worth playin' for? 
We've also got a fun sketch for your inspiration for May! You don't have to use it but if you need a little extra kickstart in your mojo, feel free to use it any time!
Be sure to hop on over to the Krafty Shop this weekend because our FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS are up with FOUR of our amazing stamp sets on 40% OFF!

Plus our Inspirational Wednesday featured set is on SALE as well!
Can't wait to see your krafty kreations!! Happy stampin'!

I used Hard Working Dudes!
I colored this hard workin' dude with my Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00 and E000
Hair: E29, E25 and E21
Black: W9, W7, W5 and W3
Blue: B99, B97, B5, B93 and B91
Red: E59, E29 and E24
White: C3 and C1

I stamped him with the Wicked Black Krafty Kolours ink and then colored with Copics.  I added some die cut gears and a screwdriver.


Check out the fabulous inspiration from the design team featuring the DAD theme!
1. Alexis Crossland-Smith -   3. Larisa Hohman  
2. Marilyn Webb   4. Keri Parish  

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Felt Flowers

Be sure to visit the Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of every month for our design teams inspirational post in which by leaving a comment you will be entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE sets of your choice from the online store. Now on to this weeks inspiration!   

For this week we were to use any set image and cut out something other than paper.  I chose to use the flowers from the Card in a Box Embellishments.



The stamp set is called Beautiful Blooms from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.  I used Nuvo Glimmer paste for the background, die cut the frame and floral border.  I cut the two flowers from the Cutting Cafe in dark and light blue to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Kraftin Kimmie Saturday Challenge - Blue

Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday Challenge #431 - Blue



Welcome to another fabulous Krafty Challenge!
Are you ready for some krafty fun??
We've got a super easy theme for you this week and we hope you can play along!
We want you all to play along and we love to see you join in the krafty fun and share your creations!
This week let's make something with BLUE!
Submit your krafty design for your chance to WIN! You have until Friday, June 1st to enter this challenge! Keep in mind, all entries are welcome but you must use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp in order to win.
Each Saturday we post a new challenge and you can enter as many times as you like!!! And each submission during the month will enter you into the monthly prize which will be....
a $40 gift voucher to spend in the krafty shop!!!
What do you think? Worth playin' for? 
We've also got a fun sketch for your inspiration for May! You don't have to use it but if you need a little extra kickstart in your mojo, feel free to use it any time!
Be sure to hop on over to the Krafty Shop this weekend because our FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS are up with FOUR of our amazing stamp sets on 40% OFF! Plus our Inspirational Wednesday featured set is on SALE as well!
Can't wait to see your krafty kreations!! Happy stampin'!

I stamped the Beautiful Bloom in Mermaid Melody ink and the stem in Lovely Lagoon.  I also did a light wash of blue across the entire image. 

I used Nuvo Glimmer paste through a Stampin Up stencil for the background.  I used Moonstone, Blue Topaz and Sapphire Blue.  I also used the Kraftin Kimmie Spring Paper pack.

The flowers are cut out of felt.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Cupcake Amara with Paper Nest Dolls

Hi and Welcome Back!

I'm super excited to be Guest DT'ing at Paper Nest Dolls this month.  Check out their blog or their Facebook page.  Join us at the Challenge.

This super cute image is Cupcake Amara.



I colored this cutie up with my Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00 and E000
Hair: E18, E08, YR18 and YR14
Pink: RV19, RV14 and RV11
Purple: V17, V15 and V12
Orange: YR 04,YR02 and YR01
White: C3, C1 and colorless blender

I die cut some balloons out of coordinating paper and tied silver twine to them.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Fancy Pants Little Reader


Hi we have another reminder challege post for My Besties International Challenge Blog.

I used the Fancy Pants "Little Reader" image  and the Challenge this month is Love is in the Air.





I colored this super sweet image with my Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00 and E000 with R20
Blue: B99, B97, B95, B93 and B91
Pink: RV29, RV25, RV23 and RV21
Yellow: Y19, Y17, Y13 and Y11

Green: G28, G24, G21 and YG03
White: C3 and C1
Book: E25, E23 and E21 with blender solution on burlap and daubed some color off the book.

I die cut some little butterfly's out of pink glitter as well as one larger butterfly out of gold glitter and added them to the front of the card.  

Have you entered the challenge yet?

Thanks for stopping by,