Saturday, December 13, 2014

Paper Nest Dolls Christmas Carolers Card

I am so ready for Christmas day to arrive.  Christmas is one of our favorite
holidays to celebrate.  I usually start decorating the day after Thanksgiving but this year
the decorations came out early.
I love to add black to my Christmas cards for some reason.  This paper is by 
Graphic 45 and after coloring this sweet couple with my copics, they were
a perfect match.  I love the lamp post and the added holly die cuts.  The
background of the stamped image is shaded with blue chalk.
I guess you can say that I love layering on my cards.  Not the best
for mailing but love the added dimension.  You could even separate the
image and use the girl and boy individually.  I hope that you like
my take on this stamp.  You can purchase it here

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Our trip to Carpinteria and a My-Besties card.

We had such beautiful sunsets while we camped at the beach for the last week.  There were a few nights of rain but over all the weather was perfect.  Our youngest daughter and her boyfriend drove up to spend the day with us and we had a great time.  Of course, we took plenty of pictures.
I always bring some of my crafting supplies with me so I colored up this image by Sherri Baldy with my copic markers.  I tried a different technique for the background and just added the shadow around the image.  I think it helps her to stand out.  When I saw the velvet ribbon at a local antique store I was pretty sure it would match.  I'm glad I bought it. The papers are Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments line.  If you are interested in purchasing her you can find the image here

Friday, December 5, 2014

Pop Star Ellie

Thought I would make a card using Pop Star Ellie.  I wanted to try
to do a two toned hair color and of course, pink made its way into the card.
The animal print paper was screaming to be used when I saw the print on the 
shirt and leggings.  
I so enjoy coloring pleats and folds to try and get depth into the image.
I think I succeeded.  I made a flower from the Melissa Frances zipper trim I bought
at the Ontario Expo and used the resin stars of hers that were included in my 
Design Team package.   
I hope I inspired you to create a card of your own.  Why not try coloring two
toned hair too!  It was fun!  You can find Pop Star Ellie here!  Come on!
Sing your song!!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wonderful Wednesday Challenge

Welcome to the Wonderful Wednesday challenge!! We hope you can play along!! It's ANYTHING GOES so break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!!
We want EVERYONE to be able to play along so your submission can use ANY stamp and can be any theme, any style, any design and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, an altered name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until December 2nd at midnight! At the end of the month one random winner will be chosen from all the submissions for the whole month and will receive a $20 Gift Card to the shop!!! What do you think.....wanna WIN?? Let's see your krafty stuff!!

Here is my card!  I used the Little Bo Peep stamp from Kraftin Kimmie.  The sentiment comes with the stamp set.  I used some chalk to color in the background, ever so lightly.  Next time I will try the cloud background that was featured on the blog.  You can find a tutorial here.
I added lots of layers and popped them up.  I did a partial die cut on the stamped image.  I wanted to use the oval shape die to layer it on top of the scalloped die but needed Little Bo Peeps staff to go above the cut.  I like the look.  You can find a tutorial for that too on the blog.
You can find Little Bo Peep here!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Paper Nest Dolls Angel Ellie Pillow

I decided to use one of the fabric blocks that I received in my Design Team Package 
to make a girly pillow.  I matched it up to some of the fabric that I had.  I think it turned out cute!
Trying to get a good picture was the hardest part!  I framed the Angel with my large green
pom pom trim, small white lace and large pink rick rack trim.  I added 5 inch white
embroidered cotton trim to the sides.
I added clear swavarski crystals to the halo.  You know that I have to throw in some bling!
I crocheted a multi layered flower, added the blue trim around it and popped a 
cute button in the center.  
The pillow measures 18 x 18 inches.  I hope that you like it and are inspired to make one yourself!
Thank you for looking in and if you would like to check out The Paper Nest Dolls, just click here!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

October Release Hop

We're so excited! It’s our NOVEMBER RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! So grab yourself a cuppa joe, sit back and be prepared for some krafty eye kandy! We're going to inspire your creations with our fun, new WINTER stamps!
Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of FUN new stamps from all our artists for our November release! We know these new stamps will inspire you to make fabulous wintry creations!! We’ve got an adorable new special edition Krafty Day set called COLOUR MY WORLD plus the coordinating TOTE BAG!! There's a supah cute new kids set from Cheryl called SNOW MUCH LOVE! And of course, we are SO excited to share TWO new WINTER FAIRY stamp sets from Annie called....ICY FAIRY and SNOWBALL FAIRY!
You will get to see ALL 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 one lucky stamper will win a $10 gift card!! When you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new rubber stamp sets are available NOW! And don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new November stamps at a discount!! But only for a limited time!
We also have LOTS of brand new 6x6 paper pads for your holiday and winter creations by companies like Doodlebug, Bo Bunny, Lawn Fawn, Jillibean Soup, Fancy Pants and more!!
Now let's celebrate with our NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!

Snow Much Love PLUS A Challenge!

Hello everyone!!  Welcome back to day THREE of our NOVEMBER Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!  Have you been enjoying the peeks so far??  All of the brand new rubber stamp sets will be released TONIGHT!
Today we are SO thrilled to share the newest set of super cute kiddos by artist CHERYL GRANT! This adorable set features Kimmie's kids Lexi, Lucas and Lulu having some winter fun and is called SNOW MUCH LOVE!  This fun set includes FIVE main images plus NINE, yes I said NINE awesome sentiments!!
This week our challenge hostess is TANGII!  And her challenge is ANYTHING GOES!  So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with any stamp but if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp you'll double your chances to WIN!  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.  We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN a $10 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!!  Wanna win??
Are you planning to join us for our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!!  Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes TONIGHT beginning at 6pm EDT!!  Hope you can come hang out with the Krafty Girls!
All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps from Cheryl!  And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away a gift card!!!  You could WIN some Krafty $$$ to spend at the shop!!!!  {This winner will be announced at the party tonight!}
Happy hoppin'!
 Snow Much Love
I used Lexi with the Polar bear.  I think all the stamps in this set are adorable but I love 
the way they're looking at each other.  The sentiment "You're one of a kind" seemed to 
be a perfect fit.  I added snow tex to the distressed edges of the paper to give it a snowy feel.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Winter Fairies

Welcome back for Day TWO of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps NOVEMBER previews!!!  We are having a FAIRY fun time playing with two MORE new sparkly new Moonlight Whispers stamp sets by Annie Rodrigue!!  You loved the two from the last release so we have no doubt you'll love these pixies too!!
You'll find so many gorgeous creations on today's hop featuring both new images and sentiments from the sets!  We know you are just going to LOVE these awesome ladies and be inspired by all the incredible designs!!  Each set comes with the fabulous fairy image stamp, plus coordinating sentiments!!

ALL of our NOVEMBER stamps will be available on Saturday night at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! Be sure to join us for an hour of celebrating the new stamp sets, fun and prizes at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!! Come hang out with the Krafty Girls, Guests and me!!

 Snowball Fairy
 Icy Fairy
Here is my Icy Fairy card. 
I used the "Skating by with a chilly Hi!" sentiment and heat embossed it 
onto vellum and on the die cut that she is popped up on.
White paint and diamond dust glitter is added to the flowers to look like snow.