Retail Therapy- A black and White Challenge with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

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Hello and welcome to another fun
Saturday Challenge!
Are you ready for some krazy krafty fun?
We can’t wait for you to play along and share your amazing krafty kreations! We are here to inspire your creativity!

Our hostess with the mostess this week is
Krafty Girl, Alexis!
And her challenge for you is….

BLACK AND WHITE!

This week, I started with making a list of all things black and white. After looking at this list I circled back to Audrey Hepburn and her classic black and white dresses.

Looking at my stamp collection, I picked out A Dog’s Life  coloured her up in black and grey tones, with pops of white. I then made a shaker card that looks like the front of the shop, and of course she bought out the store, because Retail Therapy!

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I hope you will join us for this fun challenge! Here is some information on how to enter!

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 Stamps and products will earn you double entries! Each submission will enter you into the monthly draw of a $40 gift voucher to the krafty shop!

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This weekend we have a HUGE SALE going on to celebrate our TENTH ANNIVERSARY of Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!
Enjoy up to 40% OFF a big selection of our clear stamps, rubber stamps, hybrid inks, stencils and enamel dots!
SALE runs until October 5-7!

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We’ve also got a sketch to inspire you for the month of September! You don’t have to use it but it’s there for you to use if you need a little kickstart….feel free to use it any time!

Happy kraftin’!

Lets get hopping with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps!

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Hello Everyone,

I hope you have enjoyed the releases of the March Kraftin Kimmie stamps release. It has been an honour being a Krafty Guest this month!

All THREE new clear stamp sets are NOW available over at the Krafty Shop, along with our new Sparkling Sapphire inks, TWO new stencils and our new Springy Krafty Dots!

So let’s have a fun hop around the Krafty Team and Krafty Guests’ blogs and check everything out in action! Grab a nice hot (or cold) beverage, sit back and relax while you enjoy this kreative tour!

I decided that I needed to use Drama Llama one more time during this release! I coloured up the Llama with the saddle. I decided to add some green’s and blue’s to make a gender neutral card, as I get this request all the time from my family.

I loved this pattern paper from My Mind’s Eye as it just felt like the perfect paper pack to use with a Llama card.

I then heat embossed the No Problamma!  (my favourite sentiment of this release) and added a sprinkling of Kraftin kimmie Spring dots.

This turned out to be my favourite card of the release, I hope you like it as well!
If you liked anything from the Kraftin Kimmie release, good news! you can get it in the shop right now! Including the Gimme Kimmie Kits which contains everything Kraftin Kimmie released this month at a limited time discount in case you want it all!

Now head out on the blog hop to check out these lovely goodies in action and then head on over to the krafty shop to scoop them up!

Happy hoppin’ and happy shoppin’!

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~Patti

You Give Me Wings Kraftin Kimmie Release Day 3

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Hello everyone,

Welcome back to our third and FINAL day
of March Krafty Peeks!

Today we have a FAIRY sweet stamp set from our newest artist, Neda Sadreddin!
It’s called YOU GIVE ME WINGS!

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This adorable set features three lovely fairy images plus a few accessory stamps, a fairy DOOR and several coordinating sentiments! I mean, so FAIRY cute!

Of course, today is also Challenge Day and as always, during release week the theme is Anything Goes! So create a card, scrapbook page, altered item…with a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp! Use any sketch, design, colour scheme you want! We can’t wait to see your creations and you have all week to play along (until March 22nd) and we’ll announce the winner at the end of the month! Feel free to link up your submission at the bottom of this post by clicking on the little blue button and/or by uploading your pic to the folder in our Krafty Friends facebook group! You could WIN a $40 gift voucher to the krafty shop!

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We’ve also got a sketch for you! If you’re needing a little inspiration feel free to use this sketch anytime this month!

You’ll get to see all sorts of sweet creations as you hop around the Krafty Team blogs today! PLUS you’ll see some of the other goodies in action….like our new stencils, new ink and new Krafty Dots!

Be sure to join us at our LIVE Facebook Release Party this afternoon (Saturday, March 16th) at 1pm EST where we’ll be celebrating ALL the new goodies and they will be released at the online shop!

I really wanted to make a night sky using our Sparkling Sapphire ink, I then added sparkly embossing paste through the new Starburst stencil to add some shine, I then thought it would be super adorable that the fairy godmother stamp is floating along the dreamy clouds, I used purple pansy ink behind the fairy godmother to make her look like she is glowing, and then added a sprinkling of our Kraftin Kimmie new spring enamel dots.

Lots of hugs,

~Patti

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Fawn’d of you, Kraftin Kimmie Release Day 2

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Hello Everyone,

Welcome back to Day TWO of our March Krafty Peeks at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!

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Today we are sharing a wonderful spring stamp set from artist Cheryl Grant!
It’s called FAWN’D OF YOU!

This sweet set features a lovely lady who’s getting ready for the nice weather to begin and the flowers to start growing!
She has two furry friends…a bunny and a fawn….plus four coordinating sentiments!

My project today features the Girl and her friend fawn. I matched her up to some pattern paper that I thought worked well with the vine stencil and Sapphire ink. I then heat embossed the sentiment onto some pattern paper clouds for a sweet spring look.

We have some more exciting announcements to check out below!

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Don’t forget about the MARCH Ink of the Month!
The colour this month is LOVELY LAGOON and you can scoop up the large ink pad, the mini cube and the ink refill
for 15% OFF until March 31st!

I think it would be a great pair to make some ink blended backgrounds with our March ink release Sparkling Sapphire

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You’ll get to see ALL the new goodies….stamps, stencils, ink and dots over the next couple of days! Then everything will be released at our LIVE Facebook Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 1pm EST in the Krafty Friends group!

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For now, hop around and check out some amazing designs featuring FAWN’D OF YOU from our Krafty Team!
See you back here tomorrow for our final peek day!

Happy kraftin’ and big hugs,

Patti

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Llama Drama Kraftin Kimmie Release Day 1

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Hello Everyone!

All the Krafty FUN is about to begin as we kick off the March 2019 release for
Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!

This is Day ONE of our Krafty Peeks and we are over the moon excited to share everything with you! We’ve got new stamps, stencils, INK and enamel dots!

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The first stamp set we are previewing for you is
called LLAMA DRAMA and is by our fabulous
artist, Melissa Baker-Nguyen!

I love that you can use the full llama’s, portrait llama’s, or mix and match the heads to the bodies! Of course we have lot of fun accessory stamps to add unique personalities to each llama!

I decided it would be fun to use all the llama heads in a polaroid (a llama family!) and the hilarious Save the drama for your llama sentiment.

As you hop around the Krafty Team’s blogs today you will see the Llama Drama stamp set in action in combination with our awesome new March Kraftin’ Kimmie products!

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You will spot our newest addition to the Krafty Kolours Hybrid Ink line! It’s a stunning new dark royal blue called
SPARKLY SAPPHIRE!
As always it will be available in full sized ink pads, mini cubes and ink refills!

I am excited to use this colour with other blues, greens, and teals to make some ocean backgrounds!

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We’ve got TWO brand new Krafty Stencils for this month’s release to coordinate with our stamp sets!
They are called LEAVES & VINES and STARBURST!

Starbust was so much fun to play with! I loved squishing Versamark ink through the stencil to make a silver heat emboss starry background!

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And of course, we are adding some lovely new Krafty Dots!
These ones are called SPRINGY DOTS!

I was inspired by the springy dots for most of my projects for the release as I thought it would be fun to limit my colour palette!

You’ll get to see all of our brand new goodies in action over the next few days of March Krafty Peeks and everything will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends facebook group on Saturday, March 16th at 1pm EST!

For now, hop around and check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team!!

Llamaste!

Patti

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Baby it’s still cold outside!

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Hello Everyone!

Today I am joining the latest challenge over at kraftin kimmie stamp blog

Are you ready for some krafty fun?
We can’t wait for you to play along and share your amazing krafty kreations!
This week our hostess is Krafty Girl, Delphine and
your challenge is to use….TWO STAMPS!

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 a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp will earn you double entries! Each submission will enter you into the monthly draw of a $40 gift voucher to the krafty shop!

We’ve also got a brand new sketch to inspire you for the month of March! You don’t have to use it but it’s there for you to use if you need a little kickstart….feel free to use it any time!

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There are two ways to enter our challenges! 1)enter at the Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Blog or 2.) at the Kraftin Kimmie Friends Facebook Group

Also don’t miss this weekend’s FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS!
We’ve got a selection of stamp sets on SALE 40% OFF this weekend only and while supplies last!
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I decided that Ice, Ice, Ice Baby- Mouse and Polar Pals Racoon would be perfect for this week’s challenge as they look like best friends carrying snowballs to make a snowman!

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Colours Used:
Mouse fur E71 E75, E79 E49, R32
Mouse Jacket and Earmuffs BG10, BG72, BG75, BG09
Mouse Scarf BG57, B97, B99 white gel pen
Racoon dark Stripes: W2, W4, W6, W9, 100
Racoon light stripes W2, W4, W6, W8
Racoon body W2, W4, W6, W8
Racoon Scarf BG10, BG53, BG57, B99
Racoon gloves B97, B99
Snowballs BG10, colourless blender, and star dust stickles

Hugs and happy crafting,

~ Patti

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2017 Top 5 Projects

Hello again,

As stated in my wrap up, I want to share my favorite projects of 2017!

It was hard to narrow down to just 5 projects, but I picked 5 that were special to me, or that I felt I learned a lot from.

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This was a card that came together exactly how I had envisioned it. This usually doesn’t happen! I wanted to make a Thank-you card for my Sis-in-law’s Best friend who had to take care of my Niece and Nephew for a weekend while they were photographing a wedding. The recipient loves Monkeys, So I wanted them to represent my silly little Niece and nephew….. I love that Ollie is holding a banana as it is Magnus’s favorite things in the world (he actually asked for banana’s for Christmas!)

Stamps: Nana Luv Ollie by Some Odd Girl and Ollie Glee by Some Odd Girl

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I really am proud of this project. To be totally honest I struggled with this one of the most. I knew I wanted her standing on the Aloha with a sun behind her and some large palm trees surrounding her. I really have a hard time placing elements when I make scenery cards, and I know it is because I use pattern paper as a crutch sometimes. When this canvas finally came together I was very pleased. I did note that my Aunt who received this as a gift was looking at how I made the Aloha stand out (just wish I had put the brown back behind the O)

Stamp: Hula Mae by Some Odd Girl

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Another card that came out exactly as I envisioned. I love these little unicorns/ ponies from Kraftin Kimmie stamps, and I knew they would make the perfect little girl card. I love how they are bouncing in the clouds with a rainbow sunburst behind them! I am particularly proud that I got over my fears of colouring white!

Stamps: Unicorns and Rainbows by Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

2.

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This was a special piece to me. Kit and Clowder gave me a gift certificate to complete one of the monthly classes as a prize for doing some of my lessons. I knew right away I wanted to try my hand at colouring with my prisma coloured pencils, but as soon as I saw this stamp with a red panda I knew this would be one “just for me” Red pandas are my favorite animal, and I love how vibrant this one turned out.

Stamp by Ching- Chou Kuik (note sells on Etsy, has so much wonderful fantasy art)

Class by: Alyce at Kit and Clowder (Not only is she an amazing teacher she has helped me improve my art skills immensely over the last couple years! note: this class is only part of a subscription service that I am signed up for the monthly marker class. You can only access the project classes if you are a monthly subscriber)

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My favorite project I made in 2017 was this splendid mermaid project for my Auntie! Probably the most “mixed media” of any of the projects this year, I used: distress ink oxide, paper, paint, copics, pearlescent watercolours, stickles glitter glue, liquid pearls and beads! Although not my usual style I actually love the distressed look of this project. I was very happy how my mermaid turned out, and my Aunt actually squealed when she saw this! She is a big mermaid fan and loved that the mermaid was named mermaid queen (as she likes to think she is a mermaid queen herself!)

Stamp: Mermaid Queen by Some Odd Girl

Well that is a wrap on 2017, looking forward to meeting new crafty goals in 2018!

Lots of hugs,

Patti