Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sneak Peek of The Greeting Farm's Monday Morning

I am guest designing this week for The Greeting Farm to help them sneak peek their upcoming release!
Today I get to introduce you "Monday Morning!"  


skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - R85, R83, R21
eyes - B26, B24, B23
eye shadow - BV02 BV01, BV00
dress - YG17, YG13, YG11, C2, C1, 
shoes - C9, C7, C5, C3

"Monday Morning"  will be released in the Greeting Farm's online store on March 1st.  

Would you like to WIN Monday Morning?  
The Greeting Farm is giving a stamp set away to one lucky person who leaves some blog love on the TGF Designers blogs who are sneak peeking this stamp set today.   Just head to the TGF Blog to see the list of participating designers!  




Wednesday, February 27, 2013

7 Kids College Fun Anything Goes Challenge

Yep!  ANYTHING GOES!  That's the challenge for the next two weeks on the 7 Kids College Fund challenge blog!  Why not play along because there is a $20 gift certificate up for grabs to the 7 Kids College Fund store that is LOADED with all kids of crafty goodies!  Yep.    The CHA stuff is rolling in now and there are a bunch of new companies that have been added!   You MUST check it out!  It's crafty heaven!   

I am desperate for winter to end here in Boston.  We have had over 3 feet of snow dumped on us in the past few weeks so am I desperately waiting for the first signs of spring now.   Until that happens, I will color springy images.  I colored up "Easter Bunny by Sylvia Zet for Whimsy Stamps" for this challenge.  



bunny - C2, C1, C00, R20, R30
chick - Y26,Y23, Y21, YR18
egg - YG13, YG11, Y26,Y23, Y21, C2, C1, C00
stool - E35, E23, E31
ground - E44, E3, E41

Ready to play?  There are only 2 rules to follow to be eligible for the $20 gift certificate to the store:

1) Use a stamped image carried in the 7 KIDS store, or, if your project does not have a stamped image, all primary elements (dies, paper, punches) must be carried in the store.
2) Link to the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog in your post.

Good luck! 

Sneak Peek of The Greeting Farm's Blush Beatrice and Blush Crown

I have the honor of doing some guest designing this week for the Greeting farm to help them sneak peek their newest release!   

Today we are showing off two new stamp sets which I combined into one project.  
Introducing Blush Beatrice and Blush Crown!


skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
eyes - BV01
hair - C9,C7, C5, C3
clothing - RV29, RV25, RV23, BG49, BB15, BG13, BG11

Blush Beatrice and Blush Crown will be released in 
The Greeting Farm's online store on March 1st.  

Would you like to WIN one of these stamp sets?  
The Greeting Farm is giving a stamp set away to one lucky person who leaves some blog love on the TGF Designers blogs who are sneak peeking this stamp set today.   Just head to the TGF Blog to see the list of participating designers! 




Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Stamping Bella Sneak Peek

Yep!  You read right!  There are soon be released NEW Stamping Bella images....NINE of them to be exact!   Some new Uptown Girls, some new Mo Manning, AND a brand new line of stamps called the "Dudas!"  You are going to LOVE them!     

Today I am sneak peeking of the soon to be released Mo Manning for Stamping Bella images!


Can you stand it?!  How cute is that little guy with little round belly?   Now, this stamp set does not come with a sentiment, but I thought this sentiment by A Muse Artstamps was a perfect match.  I don't even think they sell it any more.  I couldn't find it on the A Muse Artstamps website.  BUT, you can always generate a sentiment from your computer or pair it with a sentiment from your stash.   I used some Bazzill Card Shoppe marshmallow, licorice twist, and whirly pop CS and paired it with a strip of PP from the Echo Park For the Record 2 Documented 6x6 paper pad.   

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
jeans - B29, B37, B34
shirt - E44, E43, E41
background - B0000

Me and my fellow Stamping Bella Babes have the honor of sneak peeking the new images on our blogs this week leading up to the the release on Friday!   Be sure to be stalking our blogs or join the Stamping Bella Sistahood group on Facebook!  Just request to join and we'l let you in!  That way you never miss a beat! 

Also, you might see some sneak peeks from the Stamping Bella Babes for the Bellastic Tuesday "Make It Pretty" challenge that you can find the Stamping Bella Forum on SCS!  

OH!  One more thing!  The current theme for the upcoming Bellatastic Friday is  “BANNERIFIC”.. make a banner on your card.. cut it out and collage it, stamp it.. it can be pennants, banner.. anything along that theme!  You must email  Emily (emily@stampingbella.com ) with your entries by the end of Thursday,  February 28th to see your work on next week's blog post AND to have a  chance of winning the prize of $20 to Stamping Bella Store!  


Sneak Peek of The Greeting Farm's "Anya Blooms"

SURPRISE!  I'm doing some guest designing again this week for the Greeting Farm to help them sneak peek their newest release!   It was a surprise to me, too, but that's a story for another day.   :)

Today I have the honor of showing off Anya Blooms!  
I absolutely L-O-V-E  her! 


skin - E13, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E47, E37, E35,, E53
dress - YR18, YR16,YR15, YR12
flowers - YR23, YR21, YR20, YG17, YG13
ground - E44, E43,E41, YG17, YG13, YG11

Anya Blooms will be released in the Greeting Farm's online store on March 1st.  

Would you like to WIN Anya Blooms?  
The Greeting Farm is giving a stamp set away to one lucky person who leaves some blog love on the TGF Designers blogs who are sneak peeking this stamp set today.   Just head to the TGF Blog to see the list of participating designers!  



Monday, February 25, 2013

TSG196 - CASE a Trendsetter

Happy Monday!  (insert groan here)  Well, the good thing about Monday is that there is a new There She Goes challenge ready for you to tackle.  This week our challenge is brought to us by Jessie! She is asking you to CASE your favorite card by a Trendsetter!! If you aren’t familiar with CASEing, just pick a favorite card by a Trendsetter, and use it to create a card of your own inspired by theirs, but different in some way!

I just received the Blossom by Blossom stamp set in the mail this week....my chosen prize for being published in the Designed to Color Magazine with the Wonderful Winter Wishes stamp set!  So, I had to ink up new stamp set to play along with this week's challenge!



skin - E11, E21,E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E34, YR23, YR21
hat - BG78, BG75, BG73, YR23, YR21
sweater - R85, R83, R81
socks - E43, E41
shoes - E47, E44, E43
birds - YR23, YR21
bench - E34,E33, E31
grass - YG95, YG93

My card was inspired by THIS CARD created by our ridonkulously talented Trendsetter Sandra MacLean.


LOVE this card of hers!   I was inspired to fussy cut my image, to layer it over the panel with the cut out, and the clouds.  

Ready to play?  Head over to the TSG Blog to link up your entry!  

To be eligible for the giveaway, create a card or project by CASEing any card by a Trendsetter. You can find the list of Trendsetters on the TSG blog's side bar.  This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (March 4th). The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store!   TSG stamps are not required to participate in the challenges but are appreciated :)   If you upload your card to an online craft gallery, please use the keyword TSG196 so we can check out your beautiful work!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

7 Kids College Fund Blog Hop featuring Tim Holtz Idea-olgy



Today the designer for the 7 Kids College Fund are bringing you a blog hop filled with crafty inspiration featuring the Tim Holtz Idea-ology line.   I must admit, I slightly panicked when I heard we were doing this hop.  While I have an appreciation for Tim Holtz and his style, his style and mine are not exactly alike.  

However, when I was searching through the Tim Holz Idea-ology products in the 7 Kids Store, I came across this transparent film strip ribbon and the wheels started turning!  I paired it with the Some Odd Girl Photo Kaylee image! Perfect combo!  


skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - C9,C7,C5, C3
eyes - B5, B4, B2, B00
clothing - BG78, BG75, BG72,YR18, R17, YR16
camera - C7-C5-C3, R17, YR23, clear star Gelly Roll pen

I went over the sentiment with a back glaze pen to add some pop.  You can find all of the supplies I used from the 7 Kids College Fund Store by clicking on the graphics below.  

Before you start hoppin' let me show you the awesome prize up for grabs!


How's that for an inventive to hop and leave some blog love for our designers as you do?
You have through Tuesday to get through the hop so get going and enjoy!
The winner of the prize will be announced on March 2nd on the 7 Kids College Fund Blog!

Oh, AND if you see something you like along your hoppin' way,click on the inks on the deigners page to take you to that product. To celebrate the hope, we are offering 10% off all pre-order and in-stock Idea-ology products though March 2nd!  Use the code IDEAHOP at check out!  You can find all of the Idea-ology products HERE!  










I Come in Peace

I have another new addiction....Lacy Sunshine Digital Stamps illustrated by the talented Heather Valentin!  
Truth be told, I would much prefer to ink up an image, BUT when the images are as cute as these, digis it is!  

Today I colored up Eleanor Hippie


skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
eyes - G29, G46, G43
hair - E19, E18, E08, O02
clothing - BV04, BV02, BV01, BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10
ground - E44, E43, E41, YG17, YG13, YG11

I am entering this in the Lacy Sunshine 2nd challenge on the Lacy Sunshine blog.





KKS167 - Fussy Cut Your Image

Welcome back for another awesome Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge!!! We are LOVING your submissions!!! It's awesome to see so many of you creating with KKS!!! Keep them coming! 


This week our hostess is Amanda Reed and her challenge is to Fussy Cut your image!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item either with an image that you have had to cut out! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd LOVE to see your KKS designs. We hope you can play along!!! 



Hey! Have you heard about the Frugal Friday Specials that are on this weekend! Six of our favorite images on special 20-50% OFF but just until Sunday night! 



Also our NEW FEBRUARY STAMPS are also available now! You can order them individually or in Gimme Kimmies kits grouped by artist at a discount....but only for a limited time! 



Check out the wonderful creations by our Krafty Girls and Guests featuring this week's challenge!! If you join us and play along, you could WIN a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp!!!
I decided to play long with Spring Time Lulu.  


I watched Krafty Girl Alyce's tutorial on making those cool clouds.  You can find it HERE!  

skin - E111, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E35, E53, E51
short - YR23,Y26, Y23
shirt - R2, R24, R05
shoes - E37, E35, E33
glove - G46, G43
watering can - C5, C3, C2, C1, C000, G43, G46, YR23,YR21

Now head on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie blog to see what my fellow DT members have done with this week's challenge and to link up your creations!  Kraftin' Kimmie stamps are not required to play long, but you must use one to be eligible for the prize!



Friday, February 22, 2013

Bellarific Friday - For my Special Bud

Happy Bellarific Friday to you!  Did you get to play along with the sketch challenge over the past week with the Stamping Bella challenge on the blogabella? It was a sketch challenge this week so I played along with "Sprout by Mo Manning."


skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E35, E53, E51
overalls - B04, B02, B01,Y04, Y02, Y000,RV13, RV11
shirt - Yo4, Y02, Y00, C2
shoes - RV13, RV11, C2
stippled background - B000, B0000, colorless blender
foreground - E44, E43, E41

Get ready to play along wit the next Stamping Bella challenge?
Head to the blogabella to see the challenge!

Email Emily (emily@stampingbella.com ) with your entries by the end of Thursday,  February 28th to see your work on next week's blog post AND be in with a chance of winning the prize for contributing ($20 Bella Bucks)!



Thursday, February 21, 2013

There She Goes Blog Hop Challenge - Giddy Up

Ready for day 2 of the There She Goes sneak peeks of the February release?!
Cowboys and western themes are all the rage right now, and we wanted IN on this super popular trend….and boy did Torico deliver!! Our new Giddy Up set is so fun, you’ll be roped in!

Giddy Up is a 6x8 set that includes a total of 26 stamps and will sell for $24.00.

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E34, YR23, Y23
clothing - E47, E4, E43,E41, Y28, Y26, Y23, Y21, R89, R46, R05. BG78, BG75, BG72



Would you like to win the new Giddy Up stamp set? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.

You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, February 23rd with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

There She Goes Blog Hop Challenge - The Beary Best

Today we kick off our sneak peeks of the There She Goes February release !
Torico is at it again with her SUPER cute animals that we all LOVE and adore!  This set has some of the CUTEST bear images, and the sentiments will bring a tear to your eye. This set is the perfect mix of sentimental and super cute!

The Beary Best is a 6x8 set that includes a total of 19 stamps and will sell for $24.00

Bear - E37. E35, E34, E33, E31, E30
clothing - B26, B24, B21, YG17, YG13, YG11, C2
umbrella- YR23, Y08, Y04, C9, C7, C5


Would you like to win the new The Beary Best stamp set? Here is what you need to do-visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.


You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, February 23rd with the winner being announced during the release party chat.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Yumi & Fumi

Have you seen the adorable images by Yumi and Fumi Handmade Stamps?! 
My talented crafty friend Rosemary Bridges is on the design team so I headed over to the Yumi and Fumi Facebook page to check things out.  I became a new "liker" and left a little comment to be eligible for a give away and what do you know........WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!  Yep, I won some Yumi and Fumi goodies! 

Here's a little somethin' somethin' that I made with my winnings!
This is the Yumi and Fumi stamp.


How cute are they?!  I love their happy little faces!

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
eyes - B26, B24, B21 and G85, G4, G43
hair (left) - C, C7, C5, C3
hair (right) - E47, E37, E35, E53
clothing (left) - R59, R56, RV13, RV11, BG78, BG75, BG72, C, C7, C5
clothing (right) - YG17, YG13, YG11, BG15, BG13, BG11
forground - E44, E43, E41
shadow - BG10

I would love for you to head on over to the Yumi and Fumi Facebook page to "like" them and let them know Kim O'Connell sent you!   
Thanks!

RCC77 - Love is the Air

Have you played along yet with this month's Ribbon Carousel Challenge?!  We are now doing monthly challenges with a big 'ol prize at the end for one lucky challenge participant! 

This month's theme is Love is in the Air so I decided to color up this adorable Stampavie image called "First Kiss"


skin - E11,E21, E00, E000, R30, R20
hais hair - E47, E37, E35, E53
her hair - E47, E35, E53
his clothes - E7, E43, E43, 41, R29, R05, B339, B37, B34
her clothes - E44, E43, E41, R29, R29 R24, R04
foreground - E43, E41, YG97, YG95, YG93



Each month we are giving away a Ribbon Carousel to one of our randomly chosen challenge participants!






Ready to play?! 



There are three rules to be eligible for the prize:



1. You MUST use ribbon or twine on your creation 

2. Your project must be based on the theme of the month

3. You must add a NEW project to the inlinkz and link directly back to your project on your blog or online gallery.



You have until February 28th to add your creation to the Inlinkz. The random winner of the ribbon carousel will be announced here on the blog on Monday, March 4th!



To link up your project, click HERE and go to the bottom of that post! 



Monday, February 18, 2013

Stache-tastic!

Have you stumbled across the Lacy Sunshine images by the talented Heather Valentin yet?
OH MY!  I love them!  If you love to color, you will love her images!  

My 10 yo daughter loves mustaches.  Yep.  They are pretty trendy right now.  She has a mustache wallet to "stache her cash" and mustache earrings.  I had to color up this Eleanor and Pickles - The Staches digi image for my daughter.  Pickles is a cute little froggy who is part of this image, but I didn't use him on this card.   


skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, BV01, R20, R30
hair - E35, E53, E50
eyes - B29, B28, B2, white gel pen
glasses - R5, R29, R29, R24
clothing - R29, R24, R05, YR07, BG13, BG11, C7, C5, C3, C2, C1
flowers - YR23, YR21

You can find Lacy Sunshine's face book page HERE.  
It's a closed group, but and then tell Heather Kim O'Connell sent you!  

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie February Release Hop

Over the last few days in our Kraftin Kimmie Sneak Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists! We’ve got something for everyone!! We've got TWO sweet new sets with the kiddos from Cheryl Alger........SOMEBUNNY LOVES YOU and LIL' BUCKAROOS! We also have a fun new set from Emilie Goulet called WORLD OF WONDER! And of course we have an amazing new set of SIX awesome stamps in our LOVELY LITERATURE collection from Annie Rodrigue that are simply A-mazing! OH and don’t forget the incredible new BOOKWORM TRINKET stamps and the new SPRING SWEETIES set by the lovely Nicole Aspinall!!! 


You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our FEBRUARY Krafty Hop! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of these incredible stamps from the new release!! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are NOW available! 


And of course, as always, we have our Gimme Kimmies Kits available for those of you who ‘need it all’!! The stamps are grouped together by artist and are available at a discount, but only for a limited time!! 


The Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp shop now carries a selection of 6x6 paper pads!!! We are happy to offer these to our Canadian customers at the moment, due to the extra weight of the paper. But if there are any International/US customers that would also like to take advantage of the paper pads, please email us for a quote on the extra shipping costs involved! OH and to celebrate this new feature, we've even got a few of the pads ON SALE!! 


**Who likes FREE? Well, the FIRST 30 orders of $30 or more before shipping and taxes, will receive a FREE package of either Pearl or Glitter Candy Dots by American Crafts!!! Just an extra special gift for our extra special customers!!! 


Here's my card featuring one of the sweet images from the Lil' Buckaroo Stamp set!


I stamped my image in Momento tuxedo lack ink onto X-Press It blending card and colored my image with copics.  I paired some PP from the My Mind's Eye "Notable" 6x6 paper pad with some Bazzill Card Shoppe marshmallow and candy bar CS.  

Saturday, February 16, 2013

LOVEFEST2013C - Close Your Eyes When Eating

As a Stamping Bella Babe, I am honored to be taking part in the first ever Splitcoast Stampers Member Company Love Fest and the "Bring on the Bling Challenge!" 

Any of these things will work:

Glitter - add dry glitter/glitter glue etc for sparkle
Crystals/Gems/Pearls - embellish with flatback gems/pearls.
Metallic - use metallic cardstock or embellishments.

I am playing along with the Stamping Bella's fabulous
Uptown Girl Isabelle Loves her Ice Cream


I stamped my image in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press It blending card.  I colored my image with copics.  I added some rhinestones to her chair and some glitter to her dress for the bling.  I paired some PTI spring moss and black CS with some pretty PP from the new My Mind's Eye Collectable "Memorable" 6x6 paper pad.

READY TO PLAY?!?!

Upload your creations to your Member Gallery and use today's keyword LOVEFEST2013C to play along. 
PRIZE INFO: TWO lucky winners will be drawn from the entries to this challenge! Each winner will receive a $25 voucher to spend at Stamping Bella.

VIEW THE GALLERY FOR THIS CHALLENGE HERE
View the Love Fest Master Challenge Thread HERE

UPLOADING INSTRUCTIONS:
1. All Love Fest Challenge Entries must be uploaded to your member gallery, with the specific challenge keyword, no later than February 28th, 2013 at 12:00 Noon Central Time to be eligible for our fabulous prizes! Post a link to your entry in this thread. 
2. You may not combine challenges, but you are welcome to create multiple cards for each challenge, AND you may combine Love Fest challenge entries with any other Splitcoast or other challenge. 
3. Please remember to put in the correct keyword when uploading your image. Copying and pasting the challenge keyword is recommended to avoid typos.




KKS166 and Sneak Peek of Literature Girls

Welcome back to Day FIVE of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps February previews!!! Now how CUTE were those sets by Cheryl Alger yesterday??? The Krafty Girls cards were SO awesome!! Wanna know the random commenter who is getting a set of those cuties?? Well, ALL the winners of this week will be announced at the LIVE online RELEASE PARTY TONIGHT!!! Go HERE to get all the details!!!

So are you here for a new challenge or are you here to check out the brand new ANNIE stamps for FEBRUARY 2013???? Well, not to worry! We've got BOTH!! Not only do we have a new weekly challenge but we also have SIX new AWESOME stamps!!! 

This month we have a FABULOUS collection called...... LOVELY LITERATURE!!! If you are a total book lover, like most of the Krafty Girls, you are gonna LOVE these familiar characters!!! 

Just wait 'til you see all the FUN creations by the Krafty Girls and Guests featuring Anne of Green Gables, Little Orphan Annie, Mary Poppins, Nancy Drew, Scarlett O'Hara and Sherlock Holmes!! It's another incredibly fun release!! You will love it!

Check out all the amazing creations on today's hop in combination with this week's challenge!! The lovely JENNY is our hostess this week and her challenge is ANYTHING GOES!! We want EVERYONE to play along and have a chance to win the new Anne of Green Gables , as featured on Jenny's gorgeous creation!! We really hope you are inspired by this week's challenge and share your inky creations!!! We SO enjoy seeing your beautiful designs inspired by our challenges!

Below you will find all the Krafty Girls and Guests who have goodies to show you today and while you're visiting their blogs, be sure to leave some love at each stop because TWO lucky stampers are each going to WIN a package of today's stamps!! 

Now here's my card featuring Mary Poppins:



I stamped my image in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press It blending card.  I colored her with copics and fussy cut her out so that I could pop her up with foam sqaures.  I used a die cut from the MFT Die-Namics wonky scallop border die as the template for my clouds and sponged some PTI aqua mist ink.  The CS is PTI black and aqua mist.   

skin- E11. E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - E19, E18, E08, E02
umbrella - C9,C7, C5, C3
clothing - C9,C7, C5, C3, R59, R29, R24, R05, B39, B37, B34

ALL of our FEBRUARY stamps will be available TONIGHT at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! We'll be celebrating tonight at our ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!! It's over at our KKS Facebook fan page! Join us for all the fun!! You can find more details here!! 

OH and here's something exciting!!! The FIRST 30 orders of $30 or more after the new stamps are released tonight will receive a package of Pearl or Glitter Candy Dots by American Crafts for FREE with their order!!! Just 'cause we loves ya!! See you TONIGHT!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Bellarific Friday - Get Better

Today I am showing off my Bellarific Friday "Anything Goes" challenge card! 
I inked up the adorable Jill is Two by Mo Manning stamp set to play along.


I just love her pouty little face and that sentiment is perfect!

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20. R30
hair - E37. E35, E53
clothing - R59, R56, R11, E43, E41

Want to play along with us for next week's Bellarific Friday?  It's a sketch challenge!  
Here is is:


Email Emily (emily@stampingbella.com ) with your entries by the end of Thursday,  February 21st to see your work on next week's blog post AND be in with a chance of winning the prize for contributing ($20 Bella Bucks)!




Kraftin' Kimmie Bunny and Buckaroo Sneak Peek!

Welcome back to day four of our FEBRUARY Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Today we are excited to share TWO ADORABLE new sets by artist Cheryl Alger!!! You'll recognize these characters from previous sets.....Lulu, Lexi and Lucas! And they are just as cute as can be!!! These new sets are.......LIL' BUCKAROOS and SOMEBUNNY LOVES YOU!

Would you like to know who won the new World of Wonder stamp set that we previewed yesterday???!! Well, you'll just have to wait until Saturday night at this month's ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes!!! You can read all the details about how you can join us RIGHT HERE!

Not only do we have all these supah cute new stamps to share today BUT we are also thrilled to share that Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is sponsoring this month's SKETCH challenge over at the Designed to Color blog!!! You have a whole month to join in the fun and you could WIN your choice of THREE single stamps!!! 

All the Krafty Girls and Krafty Guests listed below have lots of super sweet designs to show you, so be sure to hop over to each of them! And while you're there, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away one of EACH of the new sets!!! You could WIN the new LIL' BUCKAROOS or SOMEBUNNY LOVES YOU stamp set!!!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}

Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE new stamps we have to show you , this time by artist Annie Rodrigue!!! And ALL the new stamps will be available on Saturday night at the KKStamps Shop!!


First up is my card for the Designed to Color sketch challenge featuring a cute image and sentiment from the Lil' Buckaroos stamps set!


I stamped my image in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press It blending card and colored him with copics. I paired some Bazzill Card Shoppe peanut cluster and candy bar CS with PP from the MME Dilly Dally 6x6 paper pad and the Farm House Fair Skies 6x6 paper pad.  I added a little brown button with some natural jute.  

skin - E11, E21,E0, E000, R20, R20
hair - E47. E37, E35, E53
Clothing - E47, E44, E43, E41, R59, R29, R24, R05, B39, B37, B34, YR23, YR21, YR20

Next up is my card featuring an image and sentiment from the new 
Somebunny Loves You stamp set! 



I stamped my image in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press It blending card and fussy cut him out after coloring him with copics.  I paired some Bazzill Card Shoppe marshmallow, licorice twist and Easter Grass CS with some PP fro the Doodlebug Design "Snips and Snails" 6x6 paper pad.  I used a die cut from the MFT wonky scallop border die as a template for my clouds and sponged some PTI aqua mist ink. 

skin - E11, E21,E0, E000, R20, R20
hair - E47. E37, E35, E53
bunny - R20, R30, C3, C2, C1, C00
egg - Y13, Y11, YG13, YG11, B23, B21


There She Goes Again - Forever

Today the There She Goes Trendsetters are breathing new life into some previously released stamp sets.  I have chosen to ink up the Forever stamp set.




I started with a PTI kraft CS base and rounded two opposite corners.  I used a stamp from the Cute as a Button stamp set and stamped it in VersaMagig cloud white ink to create the background.   I stamped the image in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-Press It blending card and colored the image with copics.  

flowers - R59, R29, R24, R05, YG97, YG95. YG93
shadow - E43, E41

Now head on over to the There She Goes blog to see what my fellow Trendsetters have created this week! 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

DS89 - You and Me

I couldn't let Valentine's Day pass without posting a little somethin' lovey dovey! 
I inked up the adorable Tiddly Inks Love Fully stamp set to play along with the Deconstructed Sketch #89.


skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
his hair - E47, E37, E35, E53
her hair - E34, YR23, Y21, Y20
his clothes - C9, C7, C5, C3, C2, C1, C00
her clothes - RV29.RV25, RV25, C1, C00

Here's the sketch:

Deconstructed Sketch No. 89

And this is too cute not to share.......
This is the poem my 9 year old son Jack wrote for me for Valentine's Day:

Shall I compare thee to football?
No, in football you might sometimes get tackled and break something.
My love for you will never break.
Shall I compare you to basketball?
No, in basketball, you lose the game.
My love for you will never lose.
Shall I compare you to reading?
No. When you read, there's an ending.
My love will never end for you.


Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps World of Wonder Sneak Peek

Today at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps we are sharing a new set by the totally talented Emilie Goulet!!! We've got a perfect set for spring!! Let us introduce..... WORLD OF WONDER!! Emilie has created a fun set of outdoor adventure images for your cards and scrapbook pages! You're going to get a real kick out of these girls!!


Below you will find a list of all the Krafty Girls who are sharing PEEKS with you today!! And as you're hoppin' around, be sure to leave a comment at each stop because someone will win a package of WORLD OF WONDER!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}



All our new FEBRUARY 2013 stamps will be available on Saturday at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! And don't miss the online PAR-TAY to celebrate! {Details to come shortly!} Come on back tomorrow because we'll be revealing two new stamp sets by Cheryl Alger!!!

OK, here's my card featuring the new World of Wonder stamp set!



I went the CAS route with this card.   I stamped my image into X-Press It blending card in Momento tuxedo black ink and colored her with copics.  I fussy cut her out so I could pop her up and layer her over the white panel.  I stamped the sentiment in Momento rich cocoa ink.  The CS is Bazzill Card Shoppe Easter grass and candy bar.   

skin - E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
hair - YR23, YR21, YR20
eyes - Bb24, B23, C9,and white gel pen
tongue - R32, R30
clothing and net - E49, E47, E44, E43, E41


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Bookworm Trinkets Preview

Well it's Day TWO of our Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps !! Are ya ready for more???

Today we’d like to introduce all you READERS to a beautiful new set of Trinkets!!! We are very excited to share with you our GORGEOUS….BOOKWORM TRINKETS!! Eeeek!! Who's been waiting for these?? I know I have!

These circular sentiment stamps have been created and designed by the totally talented Krafty Girl, Nicole Aspinall!! They are made especially to fit in your 1 3/8 ths and 1 ¾ inch punches, for quick and easy cutting!!! This month we are releasing the BOOKWORM TRINKETS set which includes EIGHT trinkets in each set! You will get the set as a completely unmounted full sheet of deeply etched grey rubber.

Today we have awesome samples that the Krafty Girls have put together for you....and be sure to comment on each and every stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN the new BOOKWORM TRINKETS set!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}

I made this cute little bookmark for my son with one of the new trinkets!


I stamped the trinkets in Momento tuxedo black ink on X-Press It blending card and colored it with copics.  I popped it out with a 1.75" circle punch  and layered it over a due cut from a 2" scallop circle punch.  I used the MFT Die-Namics Fishtail Flags STAX to create the bookmark.  I added some black vintage seam binding tied with black hemp cord.   The PP is from the My Mind's Eye School Daze 6x6 paper pad.


Birthday Baby Girl


Kim here to show you the card I made for the current challenge on the 7 Kids College Fund's Challenge blog.  The theme is birthday cards so I got to ink up one of my newest purchases from the 7 Kids store called "Birthday Baby Girl by Sylvia Zet for Whimsy Stamps."


Here are the copics I used for all you colorists out there:

skin- E11,E21,E00, E000, R20,R30
hair - E35,E53,E51
pajamas - R85, R83, R81, #35, E33, E31
bib - YG17, YG13, YG11
cake - E44, E43, E41
flowers - YR23, YR21, YR20

Head to the 7 Kids Challenge blog to link up your entry for a chance to win $20 gift certificate to the 7 Kids College Fund Store.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie "Spring Sweeties" Sneak Peek

Well it's that time again!!!! It's a new month and Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is kickin' things off a day early because we have SO much krafty goodness to pack into the krafty peeks this week!!! So let's start things off with a BANG!!! We have tons of awesome new stamps AND we're excited to have another ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! It's happening this SATURDAY at our Facebook fan page....and we'll post more information later in the week! We did this for the first time last month and it was a HOOT!! So much fun, so many giveaways and of course, the NEW STAMPS!! So all the new stamps we're sharing over the next few days will be released on SATURDAY NIGHT! Now let's get on with our FEBRUARY 2013 RELEASE!!!!! 


We are kicking off the *New* FEBRUARY Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps previews today and we've got a fun new set for you in time for SPRING!!! It's from our wonderful artist Nicole Aspinall and we are very excited to share with you our ADORABLE….SPRING SWEETIES!!


There are FIFTEEN cute stamps featuring the perfect images for spring and especially EASTER!! And just wait 'til you see the sweet creations that the Krafty Girls made with them!! Be sure to comment on each and every stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN the new SPRING SWEETIES set!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}

I made a little Easter tag for a little boy:



I paired some Bazzill Card Shoppe candy bar CS with some PP from the Doodlebug Designs Snips & Snails 6x6 paper pad.  I used the MFT Die-Namics traditional tags STAX to create the tag.  I added some PTI harvest gold saddle stitch ribbon and some baker's twine.  That sentiment is from another set we will be sneak peeking on Friday!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Color Me Happy

The Blizzard of 2013 dropped over 2 feet of snow on us here in Boston so I was snowed in and had plenty of down time to do some coloring.  I colored up this sweet image from Stamping Bella called "Painter Meg by Mo Manning."  


I had other patterned papers and CS and ribbon in mind for this card, but ended up pulling it away and leaving the image just surround by that one happy little piece of paper from the My Mind's Eye "Life of the Party" 6x6 paper pad.   Sometimes less is best!  

skin - E11,E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
lips - R32, R30
hair - E34, YR24, YR23, Y23, Y21
clothing - BG15, BG13, BG11, YG17, YG13, YG11, C2, white gell pen
boots - RV14, RV13, RV11
paint can - C7, C5, C3, C2, C1 C00, colorless blender, R17
paint brush - E55, E53, Y21, R17
foreground - E44, E43, E41