Monday, October 19, 2020

Mini Slimline Halloween Cards Collaboration!

 Hello again friends! I'm back today with two cute and not too spooky cards for Halloween. We've decided our family is going to stay home this year, but that doesn't mean we can't have fun!! I'm still making Halloween cards, we're going to have our own party with spooky treats, crafts and games and of course dress up and have candy! I'm super excited to share these cards with you using products my friend, Jennifer Smith from Close To My Heart, sent me to do a collab with her. I'd love for you to check her out - you can find her online at her BlogWebsiteFacebook page and Instagram!! I'm using the awesome supplies from the Got Candy Bundle, which includes a stamp set, paper pack, sticker sheet, coordinating cardstock & sequins!!


I used the clear stamps from the bundle as my focal images, colouring them with Copic Markers and adding white gel pen highlights, some Stickles and Glossy Accents for even more fun!


The patterned paper from the bundle is so cool and worked perfectly to make mini slimline cards using the Photoplay #6 die. I cut the front stitched cardbase and then backed it with more of the papers included. I used some white embossing powder to heat emboss the Trick Or Treat sentiment from the stamp set and then used one of the fantastic pumpkin sequins from the coordinating mix. I absolutely love these 'handdrawn' stars and I know they'll be used a lot throughout the year!


The little haunted house is so cute!! I cut the door so that it would open and used more of those awesome ghost and spider sequins along with some glittery Stickles! I think the candy corn looks good enough to eat!!


For the second card I again created a mini slimline - seriously love this size at 3 1/2 x 6 1/2! The patterned paper is double sided so you have lots of choices for combinations, and I cut the cardbases from the coordinating cardstock from the bundle!


I heat embossed Happy Halloween on this card and stamped some of the solid stars from the set, using Wanderlust WOW Embossing Powder. It looked so cool, I had to use it with these delicious looking gumdrops too!! I stamped with Distress Oxide Ink, which stays wet long enough to emboss! I'm definitely going to be pulling out these stamps for Christmas too - and I may have to stop at the store for gumdrops. 😜


The little bat and pumpkin are adorable and they look like they are having a wonderful time!! These guys are a great size to use on your cards and scrapbook pages!!


Here's a look at all the goodies included in this fabulous Got Candy Bundle - and you can check out this Halloween Layout HERE for more inspiration using this kit!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out Jennifer and all the fun things in the CTMH Shop! I hope you have an amazing week friends!



Sunday, October 18, 2020

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps October New Release Shop & Hop!

 Woohoo!!! Today we are celebrating all the new fabulous holiday goodies in our October Release that are NOW available in the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop! All three of our new stamp sets, plus two new stencils, a new hybrid ink colour Amazing Azure and new Dazzling Dots were released yesterday and we're excited to share it ALL with you in a fabulous krafty HOP! So let's check everything out as we hop around the Krafty Design Team's blogs today!  Grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while we take you on the krafty tour! I decided to use the amazing A-frame house from the beautiful NEW WINTER SCENERY stamp set to create a pretty ornament card! I just love the moutains and trees in this set - you can see them stamped behind the cozy little home. 


I added some snowy stitched hills and used Nuvo Crystal Drops for glittery accents and layered all the elements together to create a cool scene. I used a diecut glittery bow and some pretty ribbon for the ornament hanger and then popped up a Merry Christmas diecut on some fun Doodlebug Designs paper!


Now to recap all those amazing releases!! First up we have TWO new stamp sets from artist Sabrina van Vloten! The first is called KRAFTY ELVES.....


and the second is WISH UPON A STAR!


The last stamp set is from our brand new artist, Allison Cope! Check out WINTER SCENERY!


Available now is our stunning new electric blue hybrid ink colour called AMAZING AZURE! As always it's available in large ink pad, ink cube and ink refill!


We have two new AMAZING stencils called MAGICAL MOSAIC and SO MANY SQUARES!


And lastly we have the perfect finishing touch for your holiday creations with our new Krafty Dots called DAZZLING DOTS!

Now head on out on today's celebration blog hop and check out all the new products in action as the Krafty Team shares their incredible designs!  Then jump on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps shop and grab some of these fabulous goodies for yourself! Happy kraftin'!





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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps October Sneak Peeks Day 3 - Winter Scenery!

Today is our final day of Krafty Peeks for the October Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! Today we are absolutely thrilled to be introducing a brand new artist to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps creative team! Now you already know this name as she's been part of the family for a couple of years now....as a Krafty Design Team member!!!  It's ALLISON COPE!!

The very first stamp set from Allison is a stunner called Winter Scenery! This stamp set is filled with so many gorgeous buildings, trees, landscapes...all covered in snow!  The possibilities are endless for creating your own scenes as the focal point of your creations or to use as backgrounds for other image stamp sets!!  It's an unbelievable set!


As you hop around the design team's blogs today you'll be able to check out WINTER SCENERY in action in combination with a lot of our other new October Kraftin' Kimmie products! I just adore this stamp set and I couldn't wait to decorate the log cabin as a sweet gingerbread house! Once you start playing with this set, you're not going to be able to stop! I created a little snowglobe scene with some snowy hills and those fabulous trees also included in the set. If you look closely you'll see another line of trees embossed behind the house! I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to colour in both the house and trees, using Bristol cardstock as my base and stamping with Totally Taupe for a no-line effect. Nuvo Crystal Drops and white gel pen add frosting details to this fun house that looks good enough to eat!


I used the amazing NEW So Many Squares stencil along with Bubbly Blue, the NEW Amazing Azure and Magical Midnight Krafty Kolours Inks to create a wonderful background for my card! I decorated those sweet trees with white embossing powder 'snow' and this month's NEW Dazzling Dots. I found some gingerbread Sprinklets in my stash and used the cute little gingerbread men, candycanes and peppermints to add to the scene. The Merry Christmas sentiment is from last month's A Crackin' Holiday stamp set! 


Of course today is also challenge day and as always during release week, it's Anything Goes!  So create a card, scrapbook page, altered item, planner page....with some Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps products for your chance to WIN the monthly prize!  We can't wait to see your creations and you have until next Friday night to enter!  Feel free to link up your creation on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog post and/or upload your pic to the folder in the Krafty Friends facebook group!  You could WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop!

We've also got a brand new sketch for you!  If you're needing a little inspiration feel free to use this sketch any time you like!

You'll get to see lots of amazing creations featuring WINTER SCENERY as you hop around the blogs today! Be sure to LEAVE A COMMENT on the Sneak Peek Blog Posts for a change to win Krafty 💰's!!  Plus you'll see our other October products like stencils, the new Amazing Azure hybrid ink and our new Dazzling Dots!  Everything will be released after our LIVE Online Release Party TODAY!  All the fun takes place in the Krafty Friends facebook group beginning at 2pm ET!  See you there!




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Friday, October 16, 2020

Wild Whisper Designs - You Grow Girl Card!

 Hello my friends! I'm popping back in to share a card that I've posted on the Wild Whisper Designs Blog today! I'm using some gorgeous stamps, paper, stencils, sequins and cards from their Newest Collections to make a pretty mixed media card that would be perfect to give to a special girl or friend! 


Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the Wild Whisper Designs Blog for details and closeups - and don't forget to use the code DTKARLA to save 10% off at the Wild Whisper Shop!! Have an amazing weekend friends! 



Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps October Sneak Peeks Day 2- Wish Upon A Star!

Welcome back to Day TWO of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps October Krafty Peeks! Are you excited about what you've seen so far!?  Are you ready for more? I hope your answer was yes because we've got more fabulous holiday fun for you today!


The stamp set we are 'peeking' for you today is the second set this month from artist Sabrina van Vloten and it's called WISH UPON A STAR!! This adorable set features some sweet little Christmas angels! There are four angels, a bunch of little musical note accessory stamps plus a couple of coordinating sentiments!!  How CUTE!



Check out WISH UPON A STAR in so many gorgeous creations today as you hop around the Krafty Team's blogs!  You'll also see the new stencils, hybrid ink and krafty dots along the way! I'm sharing a mini slimline card with this sweet set, creating an ombre background with Stormy Sky, NEW Amazing Azure and Bubbly Blue Krafty Kolours Inks. 


I then added some of the awesome music notes included in the stamp set and some white Dina Wakley Spray Gloss splatters. I coloured the adorable angels with Copics and popped them up on the scene. There are really so many fantastic ways you could colour these guys up!!


I heat embossed the tree shaped sentiment with white embossing powder on a scalloped banner die that I thought looked like a Christmas tree when it was upside down! I cut a little tree trunk and added it to a some snowy hills. Some of the fantastic NEW Dazzling Dots decorate the base! I think this card would be wonderful for anyone who loves music or angels! 

You'll see more of our October goodies tomorrow and then everything will be released after our LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 2pm ET in the Krafty Friends facebook group!  



For now, check out all the sweet angel goodness in today's hop! Be sure to leave some love at each stop on the hop because Kraftin' Kimmie will be giving away some krafty $$ to the shop! See you tomorrow!



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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps October Sneak Peeks- Day 1 Krafty Elves

Who's ready for lots of brand new Krafty goodies?! It's time for our October Release Peeks to begin at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! We've got lots of fun holiday goodness for you and we're kicking things off with a new stamp set that *might* look a little familiar....and that's because this set was the special release that was part of our Krafty Fall Retreat Swag Bags!!!

Today's featured set is by fabby artist, Sabrina van Vloten and it's called.....KRAFTY ELVES! I mean, what's more appropriate that some little Christmas elves getting krafty for the holidays!!?  There are three main images...one baking, one making a toy train and of course, one colouring!!  There are some additional fun accessory stamps plus sentiments including a 'handmade by' for the backs of your creations!

As you hop around the design team's blogs today you'll be able to check out KRAFTY ELVES in action in combination with a lot of our other new October Kraftin' Kimmie products! I decided to create some sweet little tags with this adorable set! I couldn't choose just one, so I decided to play with them all! 


I absolutely love this month's stencils, and chose the MAGICAL MOSAIC one to create a colour coordinated background for my diecut tags. I just love this tiny baking elf!! I can imagine adding this gift tag to some yummy baked goodies I'll be delivering in December 💗 I coloured her up with Copic Markers and added some white gel pen highlights. Precious Pink (new last month!) and Raspberry Rose Krafty Kolours Inks coordinate with the Doodlebug Design papers and pretty pink ribbon! 


I used the NEW AMAZING AZURE for this sweet tag with the little toy making elf! It is such a lovely bright blue colour - you're going to have to add it to your collection!! I even added a few little snowflakes stamped on the background of each tag from the cute Elf-Tacular stamp set - you know I love to mix and match!! This one will be perfect to attach to my 8 year old's gift under the tree!


Lastly, I used the sweet little artist elf on a green tag, stenciling again with the MAGICAL MOSAIC using Charming Chartreuse and Enchanting Emerald. This one will be perfect to add to my 13 year old daughter's gift, which will be sure to include art and planner supplies! 


The fabulous colours of NEW DAZZLING DOTS match all my tags and I even found some pretty twine and coordinating jingle bells!! We actually woke up to a blanket of snow on the ground yesterday, so I was really in the mood for Christmas crafting! I can't wait to see what you do with these adorable stamps!! 

On your hop today, you will spot our newest addition to the Kraftin' Kimmie Hybrid Ink rainbow!  It's a gorgeous new electric blue colour.....called AMAZING AZURE! As always it will be available in full sized ink pads, ink cubes and ink refills!


We've got TWO new Krafty Stencils for this month's release to help add some funky fun to your creations!  They are called.... MAGICAL MOSAIC and SO MANY SQUARES! Both designs are perfect for all your wintry cards, scrapbook pages, mixed media and more!


And of course we are adding the perfect new coordinating Krafty Dots for this release!  This month's additions are called DAZZLING DOTS for the fabulous finishing touch to your design!

You'll get to see all of our brand new goodies in action over the next few days of the October Krafty Peeks and everything will be released at our LIVE October Release Party on Saturday, Oct 17th at 2pm ET in the Krafty Friends group!

For now, hop around and check out some amazing creations from the Krafty Team and be sure to leave some love at each stop on the hop!  Your comment could be a WINNER of some krafty $$ to use in the shop!  (Not to mention our designers are incredible and you should tell them so!  ;)  Come on back tomorrow for some more krafty fun and goodness!



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Saturday, October 10, 2020

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps challenge #552 - Fall Palette!

Good morning and welcome to another fabulous and fun Saturday Challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! Are you ready for another fun and krafty challenge to inspire you and help get your creative juices flowing? We've got some fabulous ideas for you and can't wait to see what you create! 


This week, I'm your hostess on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog, and my challenge for you this week is to use this gorgeous FALL PALETTE!


I decided to make a Thanksgiving Shaker card since it's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada!! Is this guy not the cutest?!! And how about my diy plaid paper...!!


You'll have to be sure to visit the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog to get all the details on this fun card and see how I decorated the inside!!
Supplies:

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!  The monthly prize is a $25 voucher to the Krafty shop!!!  Woohoo!  There are two ways to enter: you can link up your creation on the Kraftin’ Kimmie blog page and you can upload your photo to the album in our Krafty Friends FB group.

Also, if you need a little extra inspiration or a jump start to your mojo, we have a new sketch each month!  Feel free to use it any time!

It's Thanksgiving here in Canada this weekend so we're doing a fun GIVEAWAY!  You can win FREE SHIPPING just by shopping in the online store this weekend!  There will be one Canadian, one US and one International WINNER!  This runs October 9-11 and applies to new orders only!  Good luck!

Don't forget to check out this weekend's FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS!  We've got a selection of stamp sets that are 40% OFF plus this month's Ink of the Month!!!  Happy shoppin'!!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out all the wonderful designers and be inspired by the Fall Palette challenge - and we can't wait to see what you come up with!!



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