Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Krafty Friends Blog Hop

Hi, everybody! I’m so excited to be part of the first ever Krafty Friends Blog Hop featuring Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps’ Krafty Friends! The blog hop is filled with creations by customers (like me), design team members and friends of KKS and we’re so excited to share some of our creations!


My card for the hop features “Tabitha,” designed by Annie Rodrigue!

I love purple, but I don’t use it a lot in my crafting. I challenged myself to color Tabitha in shades of purple, and matched my coloring to the paper pad I planned to use (Basic Grey’s Aurora).


Feel free to start the hop from the beginning at the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Blog, then hop around and check out all the fabulous designs! Be sure to leave a comment at each stop because there will be prizes and giveaways to some random commenters!

Not only can you comment to win, you can JOIN the blog hop by posting your own design! Just link up a new creation featuring a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp to the main blog post and you’ll not only be a part of this fun hop, but you’ll be entered to WIN more goodies!! 

You have until February 28th to comment on all of the participants’ blogs (including mine) and to link up your design!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope your week is off to a great start! Happy hopping!

My Kraftin’ Kimmie Krafty Krop Challenge Cards

 Hi, everybody! I have six more cards to share with you today because I’m entering all of the challenges that Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps posted this weekend in their Facebook group to celebrate 2,000 followers!

Each challenge consists of a card sketch and an optional bonus element, and I’ll also link these in the challenge albums set up in the Kraftin’ Kimmie Facebook group. Several of the images I used are retired, but I am providing links for the stamps that are currently sold at Kraftin’ Kimmie.

Challenge #1 – Use sketch & use distressing; I used “Sarah Shopper.”

 

Challenge #2: Use sketch and add pink; I used “Takara” (retired image):
Challenge #3: Use the sketch and an animal. I used “Calliope” (retired image):
Challenge #4: Use the sketch and boys/masculine theme. I used “Prince Charming” (retired image):
Challenge #5: Sketch and decorate the inside of the card. I used “Coffee Crusader.”
Challenge #6: Use the sketch and add bling (rhinestones). I used “Tara.”
For the full details on each challenge, or to link up  your entries, visit the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Facebook group and select the Photos section for each challenge’s photo album. The details for the challenge are on the first photo in each album.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you’re having a wonderful (and crafty) week!
Hugs,

Kraftin’ Kimmie Krafty Guest Contest!

Hi! I have a few more posts scheduled for later tonight, but before those go live, I’m sharing the card that I’m entering in Kraftin’ Kimmie’s Krafty Guest Contest!

I chose “Abigail Apple” (retired stamp) for my card. I loved coloring up her beautiful puffy dress and all of its pleats and layers! I added some sparkle to her dress with some Stickles.
There’s a small amount of time left on this contest, but stop by the Kraftin’ Kimmie blog to see all the entries and get the details on this contest!
Thanks for stopping by!

CCC #16 – Sweet Photo Inspiration!

Happy Sunday, everybody! I’m stopping by to share my card for Christmas Card Challenges!
This week, we have a sweet photo to inspire you! Here’s my card:
Supplies: image/sentiment stamp (“Grace” – Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps), patterned paper (“Handmade Holiday” – Simple Stories), embossing folder (Sizzix/Basic Grey), dies (Spellbinders Classic Ovals), sewing machine, Copic Markers, white marker, foam tape.
And here’s the inspiration photo! I chose the colors and picked a gingerbread image to represent the sweets.

Remember, all of our challenges are optional…the only “real” rule is that you must create a new Christmas, Holiday or Hannukah card, then link it up on our blog so we can stop by and say hi!

It’s not necessary that you use a Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamp on your card, but we sure love it when you do!

Don’t forget to visit the rest of the CCC team to take a peek at the fun and festive cards they’ve created this week: AlannaCorinneJennifer, JovitaKarenKatieLeesaLorieMargoMichelePat…and our guest designer for March, Hazel!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful week, and don’t forget to link your entry on the Christmas Card Challenges blog! See you there!

Drunken Stampers #118 – Sixteen Candles

Happy Saturday, crafty friends! It’s my team’s turn to post this week at Drunken Stampers, and this week, we’re celebrating with “Sixteen Candles”…it’s a birthday party and you’re invited to join us!
I chose to feature “Julie” by Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps on my card:
Other supplies: patterned paper (“It’s the Little Things” – Fancy Pants; “Promise Me” – SEI), black seam binding ribbon, mini brads, foam tape, sentiment stamp (Paper Smooches), Copic markers.

Here’s our challenge graphic:

To play along with our challenge, here’s what you need to know:

  • For this term, our challenges are focused on movies and it will be an EITHER-OR-BOTH challenge. You can EITHER use the movie in the title as inspiration OR use the suggested theme or item. You may want to even kick it up a notch and use BOTH! We can’t wait to see your creativity with these challenges!
  • When you have finished your card or project, visit the Drunken Stampers blog and add your blog link, gallery link, etc. using the InLinkz tool at the bottom of the challenge post.
  • Please add the link directly to your project (any generic blog links will be deleted from the list) then please leave us a comment to let us know. (If InLinkz isn’t working or is just misbehaving, please leave a comment at the bottom of the challenge post with the direct link to your card) 
  • You have until Friday, March 15 at 11:59pm PST to post your link for this challenge.
Did you know that the Drunken Stampers are on Facebook? Check out our page and like us for all the latest on our challenges and what’s happening on our blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Visit the Drunken Stampers blog to see what the rest of the “Bahama Mamas” created for this challenge! We can’t wait to see what you’ll create!


Drunken Stampers #114: Finding Nemo

Happy Saturday! We’re on the second challenge of a new term at Drunken Stampers, so it’s time for me to post a card with my new team, the “Bahama Mamas”! This week, we’re going under the sea for some fishy inspiration…

Here’s my card, featuring “Marina” from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps:

Other supplies: sentiment stamp (“Kimmie’s Mermaid Sentiments” – Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps) Stickles, embossing folder (Sizzix/Tim Holtz), foam tape, patterned paper (“Happy Day” mini pad – My Mind’s Eye), glitter brads, twine, rhinestones, Copic markers.



To play along with our challenge, here’s what you need to know:

  • For this term, our challenges are focused on movies and it will be an EITHER-OR-BOTH challenge. You can EITHER use the movie in the title as inspiration OR use the suggested theme or item. You may want to even kick it up a notch and use BOTH! We can’t wait to see your creativity with these challenges!
  • When you have finished your card or project, visit the Drunken Stampers blog and click on the link for “Linky Tools” (it will open a separate window) and add your blog link, gallery link, etc.
  • Please add the link directly to your project (any generic blog links will be deleted from the list) then please leave us a comment to let us know. (If Linky Tools isn’t working or is just misbehaving, please leave a comment at the bottom of the challenge post with the direct link to your card) 
  • You have until Friday, February 15th at 11:59pm PST to post your link for this challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Visit the Drunken Stampers blog to see what the rest of the “Bahama Mamas” created for this challenge! We can’t wait to see what you’ll create!

Drunken Stampers #107 – Shabby Chic

Hi, crafty friends! It’s time again for the ladies of Drunken Stampers‘ “Team Mojito” to post their cards for the weekly challenge!

Here’s our inspiration for this week…it’s shabby chic!:

and here’s my card…I really don’t do much of this style, but I have before, and I always think of several techniques to use in my creations: distressed edges, pastel or light colors, and many layers.
My card for this challenge features “Eliza” by Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, and some papers from Basic Grey’s “Serenade” collection.

I bought the trim a while ago from a local stamp store, and while I think it’s gorgeous, I’ve only used it on this and maybe one other card. I hand rolled the flowers using a scalloped rose die, and another rolled flower die. I hand cut the leaves and inked the edges.

To play along with us, all you need to do is link your project on the Drunken Stampers blog using the Linky Tool, and add your blog link, gallery link, etc.

Please add the link directly to your project (any generic blog links will be deleted from the list) and leave us a comment! (if Linky Tools isn’t working or just misbehavin’, just leave a comment with the link to your card) You have until  Friday, November 30 at 11:59 PST to post your link for this challenge!

You can check out what the other members of Team Mojito (and maybe some members of Team Flirtini) have created for this challenge by visiting the Drunken Stampers blog!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! I didn’t get into any of the Black Friday craziness, but did a bit of window shopping online…I was hoping to see the new “Hitchcock” movie starring Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren, but it looks like it’s not playing at any of the movie theaters anywhere nearby! 
Anyway, I’ll be back tomorrow with a new Christmas Card Challenge…thanks so much for stopping by!

Drunken Stampers #105: Fifty Shades of Grey

Happy Saturday, crafty friends! It’s my team’s turn again to post cards at the Drunken Stampers blog, and I’m sharing my card inspired by:
I may be one of the few ladies who hasn’t read this series of books (and I plan to keep it that way…LOL), but I was inspired to create a card with just black, white, and grey!

I used this fabulous “Lana” stamp by Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps! She’s colored in many shades of black and cool grey (I used Copic markers). To create some extra details, I added Stickles to her dress and Liquid Applique’ to her stole. 

Other supplies: Spellbinders Labels 25, Oval dies, glitter tape (American Crafts), foam tape, mini brads, paper piercer, Copic multiliner, patterned paper (will update with info when I remember), Brilliance Graphite Black ink, silver pigment ink.

To play along with us, all you need to do is link your project on the Drunken Stampers blog using the Linky Tool, and add your blog link, gallery link, etc.

Please add the link directly to your project (any generic blog links will be deleted from the list) and leave us a comment! (if Linky Tools isn’t working or just misbehavin’, just leave a comment with the link to your card) You have until  Friday, November 16 at 11:59 PST to post your link for this challenge!

You can check out what the other members of Team Mojito (and maybe some members of Team Flirtini) have created for this challenge by visiting the Drunken Stampers blog!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! I’m going to see the new James Bond movie, “Skyfall,” with my husband…and maybe get some coloring and crafting done! 
I’ll be back tomorrow with a new Christmas Card Challenge…thanks so much for stopping by!


Drunken Stampers #94

Happy Saturday! It’s time for a new challenge at Drunken Stampers! We’ve come to the end of this DT term, and I’d like to send a big THANK YOU to everyone who has played along in our challenges over the past six months!

This week, we’re celebrating National Milk Chocolate Day AND National Hamburger day!! – use either chocolate or hamburgers…or both!



Here’s my card (I tried to work in both with this fun “Fanny” image from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps):


The paper that I used for this card is from the Echo Park Happy Days mini pad. The denim paper is from Crate Paper.

The party’s just getting started! Don’t forget to stop by and see what the rest of the team created! If you’d like to visit their personal blogs and leave them some love, here’s the list: ChaitaliDonnaElizabethNatSpike, and Steph!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! We’re leaving this challenge open until the end of August, because we’re taking a break! We’ll be back on September 1 with a new set of challenges, and a blog makeover! There’s a new attitude on the way for Drunken Stampers, and I hope you’ll join us for our new challenges!

Don’t forget…there’s still time to join in on the challenges at the colourQ, and Your Next Stamp! I’ll be back tomorrow for a new Christmas Card Challenge! See you then!

Drunken Stampers #85

Hi, crafty friends! Just a quick post to announce that I’m one of the newest members of the design team at the Drunken Stampers challenge blog! Even though the new team’s debut challenge isn’t until April 7, the new DT was announced this Saturday, and I’m happy to be a part of such a creative bunch of ladies!

I hope you’ll take a peek at the blog and hopefully play along with our challenges! The current challenge is “I’ll Drink to That!,” which means we want you to make a project with a “drink” theme. Whether your beverage of choice is lemonade, coffee, tea or something stronger, any drink will do! (My drink of choice is usually coffee, Crystal Light or tea, by the way!)

Here’s my card for the challenge!

Supplies: patterned paper (Basic Grey – Oxford; Echo Park Dots & Stripes), image and sentiment stamps (Coffee Crusader – Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps), embossing folder (Sizzix), curved rectangles die (Spellbinders), Copic markers, watermark ink, embossing powder, glitter brads, card stock (Stampin’ Up, Bazzill), card base.

Saturday, some members of our craft group met to celebrate our friend Sandy’s birthday, so I had a fun day of crafting with my friends! 

Until next time, I hope you have a wonderful, crafty week! I’ll be back tomorrow with a new colourQ card! Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs,