Monday, May 25, 2020

Monster Birthday - Published in CS Magazine!!

Hello! I hope you all had a lovely weekend! We had a fantastic sunny day on Sunday and I felt like I actually took time to relax... a bit ;) I'm super excited to share a card with you today that just got published in the Summer 2020 issue of the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine! These two sweet monster digis worked perfectly together to send not-too-scary birthday wishes -  I Didn't Eat It Yet Birthday Monster and the Monster Holding Letter. I used them with some fun My Mind's Eye papers and coloured them with Copics in coordinating colours.


I finished up with a cute message that just matched too well to not use from the Mama Elephant birthday messages stamp set in my stash!


Be sure to check out the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine for lots of papercrafting inspiration, and see what they are looking for on their Submissions Page for their next issue! You can find all the details and closeups on this card on the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog - and check out the adorable clear and digis at the Shop. Thanks so much for stopping by - hope your day is crafty and fun!


Friday, May 22, 2020

Indoor Adventure with Wild Whisper!

Hello!! I hope you're all doing well! I'm over on the Wild Whisper Blog with a fun layout using the fabulous NEW Adventure Collection to create a layout about my daughter going to a local play area when she was in Kindergarten. It's amazing how quickly the time passes!! I thought it would be fun to take some indoor pics and use them with the fun papers and sentiments. I cut the Indoor part of the title with my Cricut Maker using the Adventure paper. The May Creative Scrapbooker Sketch was perfect to pull it all together!


I've got all the details and closeups on the Wild Whisper Blog, and don't forget to use the code DTKARLA at the Wild Whisper Shop to save 10% off your purchases!! Have an amazing weekend friends - and if you're looking for even more inspiration, check out the latest Live Videos I've done by scrolling down on my Facebook Page


Sunday, May 17, 2020

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps May New Release Hop!

Woot!  Woot! Today we are celebrating all the wonderful new things in our  MAY Release that are NOW AVAILABLE in the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!


All FOUR of our new stamp sets along with two new stencils, our stunning new hybrid ink colour, Summer Sunshine and sweet new krafty dots were released yesterday and we're excited to share everything with you in a fabulous blog hop! For my project for the hop I'm sharing a sweet card using the adorable NEW Fairy Village Stamp Set, which coordinates with last month's Fairy Folk Stamps!


I decided to use the sweet little teapot house for this card, using Copic Markers to colour in the images and the NEW SUMMER SUNBEAMS Stencil in the background. The NEW SUMMER SUNSHINE Ink combined with the Morning Marigold Ink creates a lovely, sunny background! I just love the little ivy leaves that wind around this cute teapot!


I added stones from the accessories in the Fairy Village stamp set to create a cute pathway and even added some grass using the Krafty Scenery 2 Stencil. The flower accessories create a lovely front yard. A bit of Glossy Accents on the fairy and butterfly wings and a few of the NEW RAINBOW BRIGHT Krafty Dots finish off the fun details on this card!


So let's check everything out in action as we hop around the Krafty Design Team's blogs today!  Grab a nice hot (or cold) beverage, sit back and relax while we take you on this krafty tour! First up is an adorable set by artist Becky Pearce called  UP, UP AND AWAY!


Next is a set a stunning floral creation from artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen called PERFECT PEONY!


Next up we have a set of homes for our adorable little pixies from last month!  This amazing set is from artist Sabrina van Vloten and it's called FAIRY VILLAGE!


Lastly is a great new masculine stamp set from artist Cheryl Grant called....FARM-TASTIC!


Available now is our stunning new Krafty Kolours hybrid ink colour in the large ink pad, the mini cube and ink refill called ....SUMMER SUNSHINE!


We have two new stencils that coordinate perfectly with our lovely new stamp sets and they are....
RADIANT RAINBOW and SUMMER SUNBEAMS!


And lastly we have the perfect set of new Krafty Dots for this fabulous release! They are.... RAINBOW BRIGHT Krafty Dots!


Also we have a SPECIAL PROMOTION going on for this weekend only and it's called SHARE THE KRAFTY KINDNESS!  As so many people around the world have been affected one way or another by today's health concerns, I would like to send my heartfelt appreciation to everyone doing their part!  Doesn't matter if it's a big part or a small part, we are all in this together!  For every PERFECT PEONY! Stamp Set you purchase this weekend Kim will be adding another set to your package for FREE!  Perhaps you have a krafty friend who is out of work right now or maybe you know someone who is struggling with isolation.  This set is a friendship set and I'd love for you to give it away to someone of your choosing to Share the Krafty Kindness!  This promotion will run until Sunday night while supplies last.


Now head on over to the Krafty Shop and have a look around! Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin'!




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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps May New Release Sneak Peeks - Day 4 - Farm-tastic & Saturday Challenge!

It's our FINAL day of May Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! Everything you've seen us share this week will be released this afternoon (Saturday) after our LIVE online party! All the new goodies will be available at 3pm EST!

We are closing out the festivities with a brand new adorable stamp set from artist Cheryl Grant called.... FARM-TASTIC! Here's the perfect new stamp set for the dudes in your life! Lucas and his four legged pal are out for some adventures together! There are two main images plus several coordinating sentiments. Stamp sets for guys are often hard to come by and this set works for big dudes and little dudes!


For today's project I found the perfect photos to go along with this adorable stamp set!! We have a local petting farm that is close to us and they have an old tractor where I got pics of my girls a few years back, so I decided to make a scrapbook layout using the Farm-tastic Stamps as embellishments! 


I used Copic Markers to colour up the images and here you can see I used the cute puppy from the image of the little boy fishing. I paired these cute images with the Crate Paper Magical Forest collection and used a sketch from the May SCT365 2020 Layout Online Class. I coloured the images up in colours that would coordinate both with the papers as well as the tractor in the photos.


There were some sweet little label stickers on the coordinating sticker sheet that worked great to add some of the cute sentiments from the Farm-tastic Stamp Set. I also used the NEW Radiant Rainbows Stencil with Krafty Kolours Inks, including the NEW Summer Sunshine Ink, to create another awesome embellishment that you can see peeking out from behind the tractor! I added some of the bright NEW Rainbow Bright Dots for a few last pops of colour!


Here's a look at the VIDEO where you can see all the images and sentiments up close!


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 until May 22nd to play along!  Feel free to link up your submission on the Kraftin' Kimmie Blog and/or by uploading your pic to the folder in our Krafty Friends facebook group!  You could WIN a $25 gift voucher to the krafty shop! We've also got a sketch for you!  If you're needing a little inspiration, feel free to use this awesome sketch anytime this month!

You'll get to see all sorts of sweet creations featuring FARM-TASTIC! 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!


Everything will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends facebook group this afternoon at 2pm EST! For now, hop around and check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team!! AND MAKE SURE YOU COMMENT ON EVERY BLOG from all the peek days this week for a chance to win Krafty $$$ in the shop! See you back here tomorrow for our Krafty Release Celebration HOP!!



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Friday, May 15, 2020

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps May New Release Sneak Peeks - Day 3 - Fairy Village!

We are continuing our new release countdown today! Are you lovin' what you've seen so far? Because we've got MORE! It's Day THREE day of May Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!


Today we've got a magical new stamp set for you!  Remember the FAIRY FOLK set that we released last month?  Well you didn't think we'd leave them with no place to live, did you?  We've got a brilliant new set from artist Sabrina van Vloten that's called....FAIRY VILLAGE! This set contains two gorgeous whimsical houses which can be used on their own as a focal image or in combination with our sweet Fairy Folk stamp set or many of our other fun sets!


These little fairy houses are so adorable! I decided to use the little tree stump on my card today along with a sweet little fairy girl, butterfly and sentiment from the Fairy Folk set. I used the NEW SUMMER SUNBEAMS Stencil with the NEW Summer Sunshine Ink behind the trunk. I love the way the rays create a fantastic background! I coloured in the images with Copic Markers and used Magical Midnight Krafty Kolours Ink to stamp the mix & match sentiment. 


I added green flocking with the Deco Foil Pen for a fun, mossy touch and used the NEW Rainbow Bright Dots along with a few gold gems and stars. I even added a bit of Glossy Accents to the little mushroom light beside the door.


Here's a little video where you can see all the adorable images stamped out! 


Check out FAIRY VILLAGE in action as you hop around the Krafty Team's blogs today!  You'll also see the new stencils, new ink and new dots along the way!!  Be sure to leave some love at each stop because Kraftin' Kimmie is going to give away some krafty $$ to a lucky commenter! You'll see MORE of our brand new goodies on Saturday and everything will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends facebook group on Saturday, May 16th at 2pm EST! For now, hop around and check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team!!  See you again tomorrow!

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps May New Release Sneaks Peeks - Day 2 - Perfect Peony!

Did you SEE all the AMAZING new goodies we previewed yesterday? Today we are BACK with Day TWO of our May Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!


Today we're sharing a stunning new stamp set by artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen! It's  called.... PERFECT PEONY! This gorgeous floral design is perfect for any time of year but especially for spring!  Imagine all the friendship, thinking of you and sending thoughts creations with this design!  And what a wonderful sentiment!


Today, I'm sharing a beautiful watercoloured card using the PERFECT PEONY! Stamp Set and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I love using Bristol Smooth Cardstock with Zig Markers - and I'm sharing some tips on easy blending in the Video below!


I blended the background using Sparkling Sapphire Krafty Kolours Ink, which is the Ink of the Month and on sale!! Then I used Opal Polish in Gilded Apricot to add a golden glimmer around the edge of my card and over the NEW Summer Sunbeams Stencil


This sentiment is amazing, and a few of the NEW Rainbow Bright Dots add another pop of colour. What a wonderful card to send to a friend right now!


Get a closeup look at the VIDEO TUTORIAL where you can see exactly I created this pretty watercoloured card! 

Check out PERFECT PEONY in action as you hop around the Krafty Team's blogs today!  You'll also see the new stencils, new ink and new dots along the way!!  Be sure to leave some love at each stop because there’s a fun give away of some krafty $$ to a lucky commenter! You'll see MORE of our brand new goodies tomorrow and everything will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends facebook group on Saturday, May 16th at 2pm EST! For now, hop around and check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team!!  See you again tomorrow!




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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps May New Release Sneak Peeks - Day 1 - Up, Up & Away!

Spring is here!  (Well in most places anyway!) and the MAY Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps begins NOW! Welcome to Day ONE of our May Krafty Peeks! We are ready to celebrate and inspire you with FOUR new stamp sets, TWO new stencils, a brand new INK colour and some new Krafty DOTS! Who's ready to PAR-TEE!!!?! We're kicking off the krafty fun with an ADORABLE set from artist BECKY PEARCE and it's called..... UP, UP and AWAY!

What a fabulous and uplifting set of sweet images and sentiments to send to special people to let them know you're thinking of them, especially right now! It's a 4x6 stamp set featuring several main images, some accessory stamps and some awesome sunshiney sentiments!


These adorable stamps couldn't be any cuter with the sweet elephants, little birds and awesome hot air balloon! I decided to combine the two NEW stencils -  RADIANT RAINBOWS and SUMMER SUNBEAMS with the clouds in the Krafty Scenery Stencil to create a fantastic sky scene with a glittery rainbow!


I used our awesome new SUMMER SUNSHINE Krafty Kolours Ink on that fantastic Sunbeam and after inking the Radient Rainbows Stencil with various Krafty Kolours Inks I used Gina K Iridescent Glitter Gel over top to create a fantastic glittering effect! You can see the clouds peeking out from the background and the sunbeams just behind the rainbow.


I coloured up the adorable images with Copics and used a white gel pen to add highlights before paper piecing the balloon with fun summertime papers! I absolutely adore all the awesome sentiments in this set and decided to add the sweet birthday wishes to a banner. A few of the awesome NEW  RAINBOW BRIGHT DOTS finish this card off!


Here's a look at all these goodies and the Up, Up & Away Stamp Set up close in this VIDEO:


As you hop around the Krafty Team's blogs today you will see the UP, UP AND AWAY stamp set in action in combination with our all of our other awesome new MAY Kraftin' Kimmie products! You will spot our newest addition to the Krafty Kolours Hybrid Ink rainbow!  It's a gorgeous bright yellow named SUMMER SUNSHINE! As always it will be available in full sized ink pads, mini cubes and ink refills!


We've got TWO brand new Krafty Stencils for this month's release to help accessorize your creations! They are called RADIANT RAINBOWS and SUMMER SUNBEAMS!


And of course, we are adding the perfect new coordinating Krafty Dots for this release! The package includes 48 enamel dots in varying sizes in 6 different colours! These ones are called RAINBOW BRIGHT DOTS!


You'll get to see all of our brand new goodies in action over the next few days of April Krafty Peeks and everything will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends facebook group on Saturday, May 16th at 2 pm EST! For now, hop around and check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team!!  Be sure to leave some love on EACH stop on the hop because Kraftin' Kimmie is going to be giving away some krafty $$ to the shop!!  PLUS our designers are AMAZING and you should tell them so!  ;) Come on back tomorrow for more BRIGHT, SHINY goodness!


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