Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Another Wonderful Wednesday!




Welcome back for another Wonderful Wednesday challenge for August and we hope you can play along!!  As always....it's ANYTHING GOES!!  Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!!

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 item....you name it!!  It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until August 26th 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!!


 Here is this week's Wonderful Wednesday inspiration to get you kraftin', thanks to our fabulous Krafty Girls and Guests!! Let's see YOUR kreations!!







and Special Krafty Guests....







 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Krafty Tips & Tutes - Week 31 - Vintage Pastel Colouring!

  
 
Welcome to another week of Krafty Tips and Tutes here at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  Each week one of our fabulous Krafty Girls share a little post with some sort of tip or tutorial for you and we hope you find them inspirational! 

This week our hostess is Krafty Girl, PEGGY!!  And she's prepared a fantastic step by step tutorial on how to use VINTAGE PASTEL COLOURING!! Enjoy the tutorial and then put it into action by giving it a try and sharing your cards featuring  Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps  in our brand new KKS Krafty Friends group on Facebook!!!  Come on over and join us to keep up with all the latest at KKS, share your krafty creations and just hang out!!
 
Hey everyone!  Peggy here with you today for this week's Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps tutorial!  Today I am going to show you how I colour with pastel pencils to achieve a sepia or old fashioned look to my images.  

I love my Copic markers but sometimes I just want a different look and feel like playing with something else, that is how I found this technique.  I really like the look and all it takes is ONE pencil and a little patience.  Lets get started!

First I stamped my image, from the brand new HEY THERE, PUNKIN'! set, onto cream coloured cardstock with Walnut Stain distress ink and gathered my supplies I would need. (Pastel Pencils, blending stump, eraser)
 

Next I started to colour!  I used a very light hand for the skin, if you want it darker you can always add more colour.
 

Here you can see that I am laying down the colour a little heavier before blending with the blending stump.
 

Once you are done colouring you can go in and add more colour or remove some with an eraser. 
  

Here is my image all coloured up and ready for a card!
 

I hope you all enjoyed and give this a try soon!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

August Release Day Hop and Shop!



We're so excited!  It’s our AUGUST RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!!  And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!!  So grab yourself a cuppa joe, sit back and be prepared for some krafty eye kandy!  We're going to inspire your creations with our fun, new stamps! 

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of SPOOKTACULAR new stamps from all our artists for our August release!  We know these new stamps will inspire you to make BOO-tiful creations!!  We’ve got an adorable new fall kids set from Cheryl called HEY THERE, PUNKIN'! There's a new set of fabulous trick or treaters from Thais called CANDY CORN KISSES!  And of course, we are SO excited to share TWO new WICKED stamp sets from Annie called....DRAGON QUEEN and VAMPIRE QUEEN!


You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our AUGUST Krafty Hop! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because one lucky stamper will win a $25 gift card!! When you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new rubber stamp sets are available NOW! And don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new August stamps at a discount!!  But only for a limited time!

Now let's celebrate with our NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!

August Comment Winners!

Here are this week's $10 gift card prize winners from all the comments left on the first two days of our fabulous AUGUST Krafty Peeks!!!

Thursday - Rainey's Craft Room

Friday - Cathy Young


Congratulations to all the winners!  (The winners for Saturday and Sunday will be announced later this week!)  Be sure to message me on Facebook or email me directly with your complete name and mailing address so I can get the prizes shipped out!

Krafty Guest Contest!!




Ever thought you might like to hang out with the Krafty Girl Design Team for a month??  Do you LOOOOOVE Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps???  Well, here's your chance!!!

* Submit your best work here on this blog post using any stamp (but if you have any Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, we'd love to see them)
* Enter as many times as you like before the deadline of Sunday, August 24th!  The Krafty Girls will help me narrow down the designers that will best fit with KKS and will be contacted later that week!
* The winners will receive New Release stamps for the month of either October, November or December and join us for the entire month, including the private Krafty Girls facebook group!
* You'll join us for the weekly challenges and help us introduce the NEW stamp sets for your designated month AND you'll receive a discount code to be used during your guest month!

How does that sound?  Wanna throw your krafty hat in the ring???  We can't wait to see your creations!!  Good luck and happy kraftin'!


August Krafty Peeks....Day THREE! Plus a Challenge with CANDY CORN KISSES!




Hey everyone!!  Welcome back to day THREE of our AUGUST Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!!  Have you been enjoying the peeks so far??  All THREE of our brand new rubber stamp sets will be released TONIGHT!

 Today we are SO thrilled to share the newest set of trick or treatin' friends from artist THAIS NARCISO!  This super sweet set is called CANDY CORN KISSES!!  This fun set includes three main images plus NINE awesome sentiments!! And it is CUTE!!
 

Also this is a CHALLENGE day so the random winner from last week's challenge is.....SARAH NANCARROW!   Congratulations and be sure to email me to collect your prize! 


This week our challenge hostess is PEGGY!  And her challenge is ANYTHING GOES!!   So 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'd LOVE to see your KKS designs. We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN a $10 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!!  Wanna win??

Are you planning to join us for our  LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!!  Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes TONIGHT beginning at 6pm EDT!!  Hope you can come hang out with the Krafty Girls!

All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps from Thais!  And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away a gift card!!!  You could WIN some Krafty $$$ to spend at the shop!!!! {This winner will be announced at the party!}

Happy hoppin'! 



































 



Friday, August 15, 2014

August Krafty Peeks....Day TWO!! Vampire Queen and Dragon Queen!




Welcome back to Day TWO of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps  AUGUST previews!!!  We are continuing on with the creativity and fun with two frightening new Moonlight Whispers stamp sets by Annie Rodrigue!!  We think you'll agree that these new stamps are WICKED!!

Today the Krafty Girls and I are thrilled to share with you....VAMPIRE QUEEN and DRAGON QUEEN!!  You'll find so many gorgeous creations on today's hop featuring both new images and sentiments from the set!  We know you are just going to LOVE these awesome ladies and be inspired by all the incredible designs!!  Each set comes with the fabulous queen image stamp, plus THREE coordinating sentiments PLUS an accessory stamp!!  They're spook-tacular!



Below you will find all the Krafty Girls & 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 one lucky stamper is going to WIN some $$ to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!  Woohoo!!!

ALL of our AUGUST stamps will be available on Saturday night at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!!  Be sure to join us for an hour of celebrating the new stamp sets, fun and prizes at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!  Come hang out with the Krafty Girls, Guests and me!!

Happy hoppin'!!