Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday Challenges - Aug 31st {Happy Autumn}

Hello!  Happy last day of August 2016!
Kids are mostly back in school. The evenings
are getting cooler and darker sooner and
fall is on it's way.  I LOVE fall - everything
about it!  My favorite time of the year!

This week I get the pleasure of being the hostess
for the WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY challenge
The theme, as it always is on Wednesday,
is ANYTHING GOES!  Who doesn't love
that? You can make any project, use any
theme or design or colors.  So many options!
Come play along with us this week! 

The adorable new AUTUMN WISHES 
(released this month) is so perfect for fall themed
creations.  Here's my card featuring Lexi and her
little friend with a wagon full of apples (yum!).

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Do  you want to be a Krafty Guest?!?  
Visit the KKS Krafty Friends FB page and check out 
the pinned post about how YOU can be a Krafty guest!!  

Also...Kimmie and the Krafty Girls are planning an all day
online Krop!  Watch the KKS Krafty Friends FB page for details!
Hugs! D

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Catch the Bug Challenges - New Release Tuesday (Aug. 30th)

Hello sweet friends and followers!
Today is a bittersweet post for me
as it's my last official DT post for

I've had the pleasure of being on the Bugaboo Stamps 
design team for nearly a year and a half (total with 
guest designer spots) but lately life and work has 
been knocking me for a loop and I find it very hard 
to keep up with everything.  Something has to
give for a while so I've decided I need to step down 
from the team as I can't continue to give it my
best attention - even as much as I love being part 
of this amazing group. Thank you Jodie and 
crew for having me with you and for being so 
understanding and supportive of my decision. 

So...back to the fun part of this post
and that would be to show you
the fabulous NEW Release digital image
for this week featuring flowers and butterflies!
It's so beautiful!! 

This is colored with my copics but I also
want to try it with watercolors too. 

Go check out the creations from the other 
ladies and see what they've done with this 
image as well.  You'll be glad you did! 
Hugs! D

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges #346 - Distressed

Happy Saturday sweet krafty friends! 
There's a new weekly challenge starting today
 The theme for Challenge #346 is "Vintage or Distressed".  
This is not my typical style but when
I do it I love how it looks.  It's also a 
lot of fun to get inky and scruff up 
the edges of my papers.  Very theraputic :o)

Here's my card to share with you today 
using the brand spankin' NEW stamp
set called AUTUMN WISHES.
This stamp reminds me of my friend's kid
who loves pigs and raises them for both
4H and for breeding stock.  I didn't know
how adorable pigs could be (even though they
are definitely stinky) until I got to go see them
and hear all about their stories.  Still I think
I'd rather go visit them than raise my own :o)

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 326 - It's all about You
(I have two "you"s on my card)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenges - Aug A.G.
Stamping Sensations August Challenge - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 440 - Words/Numbers

Thanks so much for visiting me today!
I hope you will link up your own fabulous creation.
There's a Kraftin' Kimmie Gift Certificate as a
prize opportunity for playing along (check out the
main blog post for details).
Hugs! D

Friday, August 26, 2016

Crazy4Challenges C4C351 "Holiday"

Hello and happy weekend!
Today is the last week of my 
Guest Designer month at 
It's been such a fun month and
I'd like to thank the ladies for 
having me with them! 

The theme for C4C351 and the last Saturday
of  August 2016 is "Upcoming Holiday". 
We'd like to see your cards for one of 
the many holidays coming up soon.  
What holiday is your favorite to craft for?
I love both Halloween and Christmas.

I've been pressed for time this week so I went with a
quick design that uses a piece of patterned paper
and a large sentiment stamp.  Then I added some
ink distressing around the edges.
Viola!  A quick halloween card done!
Supplies: patterned paper (retired Stampin' Up!)
Sentiment from Spook-Tacular Sentiments
by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks Challenges #313 "Let's Get Sentimental"

Thanks for popping in to visit me today!
Go see what the lovely gals at Crazy 4 Challenges 
have made to share with you and then come play 
along with us too!  Hugs! D

Freebie Friday August 26th, 2016 {Bugaboo Stamps}

Happy Friday or should I say Fri-YAY!
What a crazy week it's been for me.
I'm so looking forward to the weekend 
and hopefully some good crafting time.
How about you?

If you are able to get some good crafty time
there's an adorable FREEBIE available 
today at Bugaboo Stamps that you can 
go download for your very own to use.  
This is the super sweet image
and my card using it

If you'd like more inspiration just pop on over to 
see what some of the other DT members
have made to share with you!  

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Craft Rocket Challenges #22 Thing with Wings

Thanks so much for popping in today to see me!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs to each of you!  D

Friday, August 19, 2016

Crazy4Challenges C4C350 "Sketch Time"

Hello friends and followers!
It's time for another great challenge

I'm really enjoying my month of being 
a Guest Designer with this talented group!

This week there's an awesome sketch.

and here's what I did with it

That adorable owl is from the brand NEW stamp set 
called Happy Owl-oween and the the sentiment 
is from the set called Spook-tacular Sentiments 
(both from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps).  The paper 
is from Doodlebug designs and those cute buttons
have been in my stash for a while just waiting to be used.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Come play along with the Crazies and use the
awesome sketch for inspiration.  I can't wait to see 
what you make!  Hugs! D

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges - Wonderful Wednesday Anything Goes

Happy Wednesday sweet friends and followers!
Pat yourself on the back because you have now
made it to mid work week and are now on the 
down hill slide to the weekend - whoo hoo!  

It's time for another Wonderful Wednesday
The theme on Wonderful Wednesday is 
ALWAYS Anything Goes (except release week).

 I'm playing with one of my favorite NEW
stamp sets that was just released this weekend 
called Harvest Blessings (by artist Becky Pearce)
Such a fun and adorable set! 
I LOVE anything to do with pumpkins -
the color, the shape, the way they symbolize
fall and Thanksgiving. Oh and of course
pumpkin beer, bread, pie, muffins, lattes... :o) 

I'm really trying to take better photos.  It always seems as if
something is off a bit though.  If it's not the lighting, it's the 
angle or in this case the camera focused on the wrong part
of the card and the main image isn't as crisp as I would have 
liked.  Oh well, by the time I got home and discovered it 
wasn't perfect it was too dark out to try another photo.
So...I'm embracing this as it is.  And I hope you like it! 

My design comes from the great sketch at 
MOJO Monday #461 which I varied just a bit

I'm also entering the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #188 - anything goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges #325 - Always Anything Goes

I hope you will join us this week!
We want EVERYONE to be able to play along so your 
submission can use ANY stamp and can be any theme, 
any style, any design and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, 
an altered name it! It must be a NEW creation 
and you can enter until August 23rd at midnight! 
 At the end of the month one random winner will be 
chosen from all the submissions for the whole month 
and will receive a $20 Gift Card to the shop!!! 
 What do you think.....wanna WIN?? Let's see your krafty stuff!!

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
Til next time...hugs and happy kraftin'! D

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps August 2016 NEW Release Blog Hop

What a fun week this has been with the FABulous
NEW Release peeks for August 2016

There's been vampires, witches, owls, cats,
bats, a goat a pig, cute kids and pumpkins - WOW!
Today we have a blog hop full of ahhsome inspiration
(and let's be honest, a good dose of crafty enabling and temptation)!

ALL the new stamps are available in the KKS Shop
WHOO HOO.! If you haven't shopped yet may I
suggest you do so while you can because I think
this fabulous new release is going to sell out FAST -
I'm just sayin'...I wouldn't want you to miss out!

My card for today features the FaBOOlous

Bats and Cats and Pumpkins...Oh MY!!
I'm seriously in LOVE with these adorable little bats!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
The Brown Sugar Challenge Blog #211 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenges #114 - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges - Let's Go Wild
(bats are wild and/or in the wild right?)

Enjoy the hop and the wonderful creations my
Krafty Girls sisters have made for your inspiration!
Thanks so much for visiting me today! Hugs D

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps NEW Release Sneak Peek and Anything Goes challenge - August 2016

Hi everyone!  Have you been enjoying the
NEW Release peeks this week 
I've sure had fun sharing them with you!
Today is the final day of the sneak peeks.
It's almost time to release ALL the new SPOOK-tacular
stamp sets that you've been seeing all week!

You will be able to snatch them up for your very
own tonight after the ONLINE RELEASE PARTY
at 6pm Eastern Time.  Whoo Hoo!!!

It's also challenge day and our hostess is Krafty Girl, Tangii !
And as always during release week, the challenge theme
is ANYTHING GOES! You can create a card, scrapbook page
or altered item with any stamp but if you use a
Kraftin' Kimmie stamp you'll double your chances to WIN!
Use any sketch, any design, any embellishments because Anything Goes!
Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we LOVE
to see your KKS designs. You have a week to play with this challenge
and at the end of the month, we'll announce a WINNER
from all of the weekly challenges for August!
The prize is a $20 Gift Certificate to use on
ANYTHING you want in the shop! But you gotta play to win :o).

We have TWO adorable new sets to share with you today
from artist, Becky Pearce! These are sure to make you
wanna say BOO - but in a good way (winky face).
These sets can be used on their own or in combination
with each other or even other Halloweenie type sets!

First is this sweet set of feathered friends called

Next up is a fun set of GOURD-GEOUS images
and friends called HARVEST BLESSINGS!

I combined these two sets to make this FUN card.
Aren't these ghosts and bats adorable 
(never imagined I'd say that about bats or ghosts).

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges #290 Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations Challenges - August - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges #324 - Always Anything Goes

Have you decided yet which sets you can't 
live without this month?  I know it's a difficult
choice for sure as I think they are all keepers!
Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today!
Hugs and happy hoppin'! D

Friday, August 12, 2016

Crazy4Challenges C4C349 "Back to School Time"

Howdy and thanks for stopping in to visit me!
There's another new challenge starting today at
and the theme for C4C349 is "Back to School".

We'd like to see you make a treat for a kid going 
back to school, or a gift for a teacher or anything 
back to school related for this challenge.

I made a scrapbook page layout of my daughter who
is not looking forward to her summer ending and
lots of homework again.  She is, however, excited to be
a Junior this year and being that much closer to being done
with high school and on her way to college.
I imagine teachers aren't exactly looking ready to
the end of this month either - lol! I know lots of parents
though that are quite excited :o) :o) :o)

I've had this paper in my stash forever.  I think I bought it 
a while before my son graduated in 2012. In fact everything
on this page is from my old stash - except for the photo. 
It's kind of bittersweet to have made this layout.  
I'm so excited for her as she enters this new year of 
school and gets closer to heading for college. But also so NOT 
ready to realize that soon I'm going to have to let her go.  
I will cherish each of these next two years.  

What will you share us this week?  I can't wait to see!
There are some amazing creations by the C4C DT
and Alexis Crossland-Smith (a fellow guest DT) this week too. 
Go to the main blog and see - then go visit and say "hi"
won't you?  We love to hear from you! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenge as well:

Happy weekend to each and every one of you! 
Hugs! D

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps NEW Release Sneak Peeks Day THREE August 2016

Happy FRIDAY friends!!!
Oh man how I love Fridays!  
I'm especially happy today because I get
to share another fun sneak peek with you of 
NEW Release for August.

The sweet set we are showcasing today is called 
AUTUMN WISHES  by artist Cheryl Grant
and in usual Cheryl style it's so stinkin' adorable
I know you are gonna want it instantly (I did!) :o)

Lexi, Lucas and Lulu are having lots of fun at the fall fair.
There's apples, cotton candy and furry friends!
The set has four main images, a fabulous banner that you can
stamp anything you want in....OR hand letter a special sign
PLUS five fabulous sentiments!

Here's my card to share with you today.  
 I used some wonderful plaid papers from Lawn Fawn, 
a mini doily from Doodlebug Designs that I had salvaged
off another package, and scrap of ribbon from 
Stampin Up! to make my fall creation.  Lulu is loving that
cotton candy as she strolls through a pumpkin patch.  
Are  you wondering why you don't see a pumpkin
in the set above?  Well...the pumpkin and sentiment
are an additional sneak peek of the set for tomorrow!
Tee hee - aren't I a stinker :o)

I'm entering my card in the following awesome challenges:
The Brown Sugar Challenge Blog #211 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenges - August A.G.
4 Crafty Chicks Challenges #311 - Kids
Stampin Royalty Challenges #341 Anything Goes
Try it On Tuesday - Use leftovers and scraps

Will you be joining us on Saturday night at the
and excitement beginning at 6pm EST! We'll be sharing lots
of pics of the new stamps, chatting with krafty friends
from all over the world and giving away some prizes!
I hope you can join us!!!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - NEW Release Sneak Peeks Day TWO August 2016

Hello friends! 
I'm back for another sneak peek of the 
FABoolous August NEW Release at
Did you like the vampire peeks yesterday?!
Well today the sneak peek is TOTALLY WITCHIN'
which is an EEK-tastic new stamp set by artist Emilie Goulet!
 This fun set has two main images of a high-flying witch
with her kitty cat friend and a whimsical bitty bat!
 The set also comes with EIGHT fun sentiments!

Here's what I made to share with you today
Isn't she FUN and fabulous?  I really had a lot of fun making this card.  
I started by masking around the main image and then sponging inside 
a circle cut out to make the moon.  Then I added that mask and 
got inky using distress inks and some cloud dies
(I kept moving the die cut from side to side as I added ink).

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

ALL the brand new clear August release stamp sets will be
 available on Saturday night after the LIVE Online Release
Party which begins at 6pm EST! Come hang out with us
and have lots of krafty fun!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Kraftin' Kimmie - NEW Release Sneak Peeks Day ONE August 2016

Oh hello sweet friends and followers! 
I'm so excited for this week because it's the start
 of the NEW Release sneak peeks for August
and it's all about Halloween and Fall!

The Krafty Girls are kickin' things off with a couple of
FANG-TASTIC sets from artist Annie Rodrigue!
Each set comes with a stunning new vampire image
plus 5 or 6 coordinating sentiments!!

They are called VALENTINA


I'm sure you'll agree that these two ghoulfriends 
are bloody amazing!!

My first card of this week uses the amazing 

I literally laughed out loud when I saw this great sentiment 
because it's totally how I feel.  Every decade brings it's new
set of aging challenges.  It's just not fair!  My brain still
wants to believe I'm in my 30's but my body says otherwise!

ALL the brand new clear August release stamp sets will be
 available on Saturday night after the LIVE Online Release
Party which begins at 6pm EST! Come hang out with us
and have lots of krafty fun!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create Challenge #188 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenges #206 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenges - August - A.G.
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges #290 - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - August - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenges - Black, White and One Other color
Craft Your Passion Challenges #324 - Always Anything Goes

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Crazy4Challenges C4C348 "it's Olympics Time!" {Guest Designer for August}

Hello friends! 
I have some fun news! 
My Krafty sister Jessie asked me to be a
Guest Designer this month for 

Of course I said YES! 
So today is my first post for 
C4C348 and the theme is "Olympics Time"
We want to see you make a card using the 
Olympic colors or a sports theme.

I went with a sports theme and made 
a card for a sweet boy - take a look:
This fun image is from Bugaboo Stamps.  It's called 
Of course I used the colors of the USA team as that's who
I'm cheering for :o)!  Go USA! 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #188 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenges #323 - Always Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping in to visit me today!  
Have an awesome week!