Saturday, February 29, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday Challenge #520 - For The Boys!

Good morning and welcome to another Saturday challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! This week our challenge is FOR THE BOYS. This is a great challenge to get you crafting those masculine cards for big or little boys! I could definitely stand to create more of those types of cards, so this was a fun challenge for myself. I decided to use the cute hippo image and sentiments from Hip Hippo-ray! to decorate the front of my card, which is a little on the grungy side. I coloured the Hippo image in with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers, stamped on Bristol Cardstock. I love how many fun images there are in this set - if you missed last week's card challenge post you can find it HERE and I'm actually using a cute girly hippo!
I pulled out an older Kaisercraft 6 1/2x 6 1/2" paper pad and used some of the awesome patterned paper, borders and cut apart images in the pad to create a fun seaside feel to this card. I inked the edges of the polaroids with Creamy Caramel Krafty Kolours Ink and then used Lovely Lagoon with the Waves Stencil to add a little more colour to the watercolour background paper. The Magical Midnight Ink was perfect to stamp sentiments from the set on the front and inside polaroids. I splattered some Tim Holtz Mica Spray on various areas by removing the nozzle and tapping it over the paper.
Inside, I added the remainder of the sentiment strip cut from the patterned paper and another polaroid with "You're Kind Of A Big Deal" stamped inside. I added a few more metallic splatters, and my card is ready for a big or little guy's Big Day!
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 stamp and products will earn you double entries! The monthly prize is a $40 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.
Don't miss our LEAP DAY SPECIAL this weekend! Use coupon code LEAPDAY20 for 20% off any regular priced items in the shop! But only on February 29th!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out all the wonderful inspiration from the rest of the Kraftin' Kimmie Design Team linked below - and have a very happy weekend!! Happy kraftin' friends!
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Friday, February 28, 2020

50 Rocks Birthday Card!

Hello! I have an exciting card to share with you from the Wild Whisper Blog today!  I pulled out the Masculine Collection from Wild Whisper and my Cricut Maker and got busy making a card for my husband's...50th birthday! He's an amazing guy, and we are so lucky to have him, and he really does rock - so this card was perfect!!

Inside, I used a frame cut from one of the 12x12 pages and stamped it with a birthday sentiment. I really am loving using my Maker to cut shaped cards and then putting my own touch on them!

Thanks so much for stopping by! You can find the cutfiles on Cricut Design Space HERE ready to customize, and be sure to use the code DTKARLA to save 10% in the Wild Whisper Shop. All the details as well as closeups can be found on the Wild Whisper Blog. Have an amazing weekend friends!

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Spring Chicken Card!

Hello friends! I'm over on the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog today with a cute chicken card. This Chick with her Mom will soon be in the Digital Stamp section of the shop, so be sure to watch for it! I decided to make a little Hello card for a friend and printed my own sentiment off of my computer - this stamp would work for so many occasions! I layered this cute pair on a stenciled background using the Fence Stencil from Southern Ridge Trading Company and some Granite Grey Krafty Kolours Ink. I added some sparkly Studio Katia gems to match the pretty gold thread!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Gerda Steiner Designs Blog for closeups and details - and check out the Gerda Steiner Designs Shop for both clear and digital stamps! Have a wonderful day!!

Monday, February 24, 2020

NEW Hummingbird Card Class in Calgary, Alberta!

Hello friends! I am soooo super excited to tell you about a class I'm teaching in Calgary, Alberta using the new Kraftin' Kimmie Happy Hummingbird Stamp Set and Chubby Clouds & Fabulous Feathers Stencils that will soon be available at Scrapendipity! This is going to be a fun class where you get to try some new and older techniques and come away with not only 3 beautiful cards, but lots of ideas for new things to try on your own!

We will be welcoming spring with three beautiful hummingbird cards using ALL NEW Kraftin’ Kimmie stamps and stencils! We will try out fun stencilling techniques, including the awesome Duo-gel with pretty foil, do some easy coloring, use our Distress Inks again, and brighten our day with these sunshiny cards! 

*Copics, Zig Markers & Pencils will all be available to use, but a list of Copic colours will be sent in case you want to bring your own! 

Date: Thursday March 19 from 6-8 pm

Cost: $28 for 3 cards (with envelopes that you can customize)

Location: 3400 14 St NW #208, Calgary,  Alberta

Call the Scrapendipity Store at 403-455-6772 to register

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to call the Scrapendipity Store at 403-455-6772 to register!! I can't wait to see you and share some crafty fun!!

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Kraftin' Kimmie Saturday Challenge #519 - Not A Square or Rectangle!

Good morning and welcome to another Saturday challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! This week our challenge for you is to.... Make a project that isn't square or rectangle!!! I couldn't wait to make a cute shaped card for you using my Cricut Maker and the Hooray For You Card from the Candy Shop Cards Cartridge, which you can find in Design Space here paired with the super adorable Hip Hippo-ray! stamp set (on SALE until Sunday night!!). Seriously, these guys are adorable, and this gal is ready to partay!!
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! 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 $40 voucher to the Krafty shop!!! Woohoo!
I added two balloons to this dancin' girl, masking off the balloon in the set, and coloured up the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers after stamping on Bristol Cardstock with Wicked Black Ink - both waterproof and Copic friendly.

I removed some of the original cuts from the card front in Cricut Design Space and layered on stamped and coloured images. Then I used some Pastel Krafty Dots and sparkly thread to embellish it. 

Inside, I added a tag sticker and paper banner, both stamped with sentiments from the set. I'm sure whoever gets this is going to have an even more amazing day!

If you need a little extra inspiration or a jump to your mojo, we have a new sketch each month! Feel free to use it any time!
Plus....Don't miss our Frugal Friday Specials this weekend! We've got a selection of our fun stamp sets on 40% OFF until Sunday night and while supplies last, including Hip Hippo-ray!
Thanks so much for stopping by! You can join in the fun by linking up your creations on the Kraftin’ Kimmie blog page AND you can upload your photo to the album in our Krafty Friends FB group. I can't wait to see what you come up with!! Check out all the amazing creations from the awesome Design Team in the links below. Happy kraftin' my friends!

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Flower Garden Applique with Video!

Hello friends! I'm very excited to share a new crafty company I came across - Sew Sweet Pea! Even though I primarily share papercrafting projects here, I do enjoy other crafts - crochet, home decor, vinyl designs with my Cricut, sewing & needlework - including applique! Sew Sweet Pea has beautiful applique patterns on their site, wonderful instruction references and what I really love is coordinating SVG patterns so I can easily cut the images and shapes with my Cricut Maker! Here's a look at the super cute pillow front I created with Cricut Felt shapes using the Flower Garden Applique Pattern - cut in no time precisely with the patterns uploaded into Design Space.

You can get the Flower Garden Applique Pattern FREE when you sign up for the Sew Sweet Pea Newsletter! The files come with fabulous PDF file resources explaining exactly how to applique and put together your beautiful Flower Garden!

Here's a look at the video where you can see how easy it is to upload the applique files to Cricut Design Space and start creating!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to Sew Sweet Pea to check out all the other beautiful designs, and have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!! PS Watch for an upcoming post where I'm going to create an envelope pillow with this pretty piece 💮

Bloom Kitty Card!

Hi! I'm over on the Gerda Steiner Designs blog today with a cute Spring Card using the Gerda Steiner Designs Kitten In Flower Pot from the Digital Spring Bundle. We are still in full on winter here, but I did hear birds singing the other day, and that really got me in the mood for spring! This is a fun set that was available a while ago, but you could definitely substitute any of the other cute Spring digi stamps or clear stamp sets in place of this image. I used paper and stickers from a Scrapbook & Cards Today Sampler Pack, adding a sentiment cut from a 6x6 piece of paper. A bit of Glossy Accents and white gel pen adds a pop to the Copic coloured images.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the Gerda Steiner Designs blog for closeups and details and have a look at all the adorable clear and digi stamps in the Gerda Steiner Designs Shop! Have an amazing week friends!

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Strength Of The Season Layout!

Hello friends! I am over on the Wild Whisper Blog today with a beautiful layout using the Strength Of The Season Collection. This is a wonderful collection with beautiful verses, images and colours - and best of all it can be used for any season - literally or figuratively! Here's a look at the layout I created using the 12x12 Paper Pack, 4x6" Stamp Set, Ephemera Pack and Sequins.  (PS Don't forget you can always use the code DTKARLA to save 10% off in the Wild Whisper Shop!)

Wild Whisper Supplies -Strength of the Season 12x12 Paper Pack4x6" Stamp SetEphemera Sequins
Copic Markers
AC Thickers

Be sure to head over to the Wild Whisper Blog to see closeups and get all the details, and don't forget to use the code DTKARLA in the Wild Whisper Shop to save 10%!! I hope you have an amazing weekend friends!

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Layering Scrapbook Elements with Doodlebug Design & Video!

Hello! I'm back today with another fun double page layout on the Scrap Shotz Blog using the Doodlebug Design Winter Wonderland collection! This time I'm sharing a video giving you some tips to use to layer all those fun papers, stickers, diecuts and embellishments you have - as well as how to use the Marvy Snow Marker!

Here's a look at the first layout using some cut apart 2.5" and 3x4" cards and border strips. I absolutely love the colours in this collection!

I added in some mixed media with Distress Oxide Sprays in the second layout - and this is the one you'll see me create in the video below.

Here's a look at the VIDEO where you can see just how everything came together-

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to head over to the Scrap Shotz Blog for closeups, details and links, and have an amazing weekend coming up!!

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Valentines Baking with FREE Printable Recipe Cards!

Hello! I sure hope you are all having a sweet week! Mine definitely got sweeter with these pretty & delicious cookies that I made for Erica to take to school for a little Choir party! I decided to make a little digital scrapbook page using the Project Life App and add in the recipes for these simple, but awesome Sugar Cookies and Glaze. The Project Life App is FREE to download on your devices and I use it for so much more than making digital pages. I edit my photos, use the template to create two 3x4 sized photos to print out as a 4x6 - as well as many other sizes, save journaling cards, and today I decided to use the Recipe Value Kit ($1.39 CAD) to create my own recipe cards. I also purchased the ability to add extra text to photos and cards in various fonts, and I use this feature all the time!

Feel free to save these cards and print them out for your own use! This is one of the best Sugar Cookie recipes I've found. It pretty much stays the size you cut it out as and I always take them out of the oven just before they turn brown. They are delicious as is, but I wanted to kick it up a notch for Valentines!

I used the Rhonna Designs App to add a fun frame around my cookie pic and a cute and fitting sentiment! Because, hey, why not?!!

 Thanks so much for stopping by! I'd love to know what you do to celebrate Valentines - whether it's baking, making cards, decorating or giving some chocolately goodness to your family, friends or yourself 💘 Wishing you all a very Happy Valentines!

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Snowy Adventure Layouts with Doodlebug Winter Wonderland!

Hi friends! I'm over on the Scrap Shotz Blog today with a fun double page winter layout! I'm using the adorably cute Doodlebug Design Winter Wonderland Collection Pack, Cardstock Stickers and Odds & Ends diecut ephemera as well as a Marvy Snow Marker and a few other fun supplies!

I used the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine February Sketchy Challenge as inspiration for this layout.

And for this one I used the SCT365 2020 Layout Class Sketch for February.

Be sure to head over to the Scrap Shotz Blog where you can find closeups, details and product links to all these awesome goodies!! Have a wonderful week friends!

Sunday, February 9, 2020

KraftIn’ Kimmie February New Release HOP & SHOP!

WOOHOO! Today we are celebrating all the new goodies that will be available this afternoon from our FEBRUARY Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! All THREE new clear stamp sets will be available over at the Krafty Shop, along with our new MAGICAL MIDNIGHT ink, TWO new Krafty Stencils and our new Heavenly Krafty Dots right after our Release Party in the Krafty Friends Facebook Group at 2 PM EST!  Yaaaay! Today, you'll get to see all the creative ways the Design Team has come up with to share these new products from the February Release again - if you missed inspiration from Day 1, Day 2 or Day 3 be sure to check it out, along with the VIDEOS! You'll find many ways to inspire you to use these awesome sets.  Today, I've chosen to use the adorably sweet Pretty Fly Stamp Set and create an interactive card!

I used Copic Markers to colour up this adorable family of birdies in a rainbow of colours and added them to a background of Pinkfresh Just A Little Lovely 6x6 paper. I love the mixed media look of this! I used the Lawn Fawn Let's Toast Pull Tab to add an interactive element to the front of the card. When you pull the tab, out flies the little birdie!!💜 🐦
This is such an adorable set! I love how many ways you can create with it. I stamped one of the sentiments included in the set on another watercolour background paper with the NEW Magical Midnight Ink and created a little banner.
 A few of the NEW Heavenly Krafty Dots placed on the bottom right of the card add just a few more pops of colour and dimension! Of course, I had to add rosy cheeks to my birdies. They look so happy, and I'm definitely feeling the Spring vibe now!
 Inside, I used the NEW Fabulous Feathers Stencil and sponged on Charming Chartreuse, Green Goblin and the NEW Magical Midnight Inks. Now the card is ready to personalize with any sentiment I need!
Here's a recap of all the amazing new goodies:
First up we have a gorgeous new set from artist, Sabrina van Vloten called....HAPPY HUMMINGBIRDS!

The second set is by artist Cheryl Grant and it's just so darn cute! It's called.....YOU'RE PRETTY FLY!

And our last stamp set is a tranquil and relaxing set by artist Neda Sadreddin called.... THAT'S A WRAP!

Available today will be our brand new Hybrid Ink colour in the large ink pad, mini cube and ink refill and it's called.... MAGICAL MIDNIGHT!

We have two new stencils that are perfect for all your new creations called....CHUBBY CLOUDS and FABULOUS FEATHERS!

And lastly we've got a beautifully coordinating new set of  Krafty Dots for you called... HEAVENLY DOTS!

Everything will be available today (Sunday, Feb 9th) at 3pm est in the krafty shop! And if you HAVE to have it ALL be sure to grab our Gimme Kimmies Kit for this month!  You'll get one of each product in the bundle and at a discount but only while supplies last!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful, crafty weekend friends. Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin'!
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