Paper Blessings

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Furry Holiday Wishes (Kraftin' Kimmie November Release Blog Hop)

Welcome to the November 2017 Release Blog Hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

All 5 new sets are now available in the shop. You'll get to see them all as you travel through the hop today! (you'll find the list at the bottom of my post) Included in this release are: 




  1. Winter Whitney
  2. Merry Christmoose 
  3. Beary Christmas
  4. Brew-tiful Day
  5. Furry Holiday Wishes
If you have to have them all, make sure to pick up the November Gimmie Kimmie Kit! It includes all the stamps at a discounted price, but it's only available for a limited time!

Kimmie has another great special on to celebrate Small Business Saturday...all orders placed this weekend will receive a coupon for 20% of an entire order placed between Dec 13-23!

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For today's hop, I used my favourite image from the Furry Holiday Wishes set. I absolutely adore this little mouse! I stamped him in memento desert sand on kraft and coloured him with polychromos coloured pencils. I used a bit of white prisma premier on the snow and to create the snowflakes. As much as I adore my polys, they have one weakness: the white pencil is too transluscent. I also have the Derwent Drawing Chinese White which is quickly becoming my go-to white pencil. I was just a bit lazy with this piece and since my prisma was within reach, that's what I used, lol. The sentiment comes with the set. 



Here's the full set:

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Enjoy the hop! And don't forget to go shopping after. ;)


Blessings, 

Melanie


Friday, November 17, 2017

A Brew-tiful Day...Day 3 Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peeks

Welcome to Day Two of our November Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps



This is our FINAL stamp release for 2017 at KKS!  We've got FIVE fantastic new sets for you featuring a mixture of holiday, winter and....COFFEE!

Today we are introducing a set that our entire caffeine loving team adores...A BREW-TIFUL DAY!  This set comes with different coffee cup images, beans, hearts and a bunch of gorgeous sentiments!

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At the end of my post, you will find the list of KKS team members and our amazingly talented guests participating in our sneak peeks today.  Be sure to leave a comment at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a $10 gift voucher to the krafty shop!! 

Did you hear that we're also doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page!

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Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 2 pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the FIVE new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun! The winners of all our giveaways going on this week will be announced at the party so don't miss it!

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I made a quick and easy gift card holder featuring one of the awesome sentiments from the set...I absolutely LOVE the fonts! I can see myself reaching for this set very frequently! 


Here's a look at the full set:

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Here's the hop list:


Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Merry Christmoose....Day 2 of the November 2017 KKS Sneak Peeks!

Welcome to Day Two of our November Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!


This is our FINAL stamp release for 2017 at KKS!  We've got FIVE fantastic new sets for you featuring a mixture of holiday, winter and....COFFEE!

Today we are introducing two new stamps from artist Cheryl Grant called MERRY CHRISTMOOSE and BEARY CHRISTMAS! These fun sets feature Cheryl's sweet kids with some furry pals. Each main image comes with 2 or 3 coordinating sentiments. 
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At the end of my post, you will find the list of KKS team members and our amazingly talented guests participating in our sneak peeks today.  Be sure to leave a comment at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a $10 gift voucher to the krafty shop!! 

Did you hear that we're also doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page!

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Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 2 pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the FIVE new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun! The winners of all our giveaways going on this week will be announced at the party so don't miss it!

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Here's my card featuring Merry Christmoose. Once again I stamped the image in memento desert sand ink and used coloured pencils. The vast majority of the image is coloured with my Faber Castell Polychromos. In the final layers, I used a couple of prisma premier on the skin (I only have a small handful of those) as well as a couple of Derwent Drawing pencils on the moose. Love how different brands of pencils can be used together.  I still have much to learn with coloured pencils, but I had a lot of fun experimenting with creating a furry texture for the moose. That being said, I think I got a little carried away and made him super fluffy, lol. Let's just say his winter coat has come in. ;) There are a ton of layers in that fur! I decided to only stamp a portion of the image to fit on a smaller card base. The sentiment comes with the set. 



Here's a look at the full set:

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Here's the hop list:


Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Winter Whitney...November KKS previews!

Welcome to Day ONE of our November Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

This is our FINAL stamp release for 2017 at KKS!  We've got FIVE fantastic new sets for you featuring a mixture of holiday, winter and....COFFEE!

Today we are introducing a wintery stamp from Annie Rodrigue called WINTER WHITNEY! This gorgeous clear stamp set features a snow shoveller with her freshly made snow-cat! The set also comes with three awesome sentiments.


Be sure to hop around to the different blog links below as our Krafty design team members and guests have lots of creations to share with you today featuring the WINTER WHITNEY stamp set! Be sure to leave a comment at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a $10 gift voucher to the krafty shop!! (you'll find the list at the end of my post)
Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page!

Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 2pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the FIVE new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun! The winners of all our giveaways going on this week will be announced at the party so don't miss it!

Here's my card featuring Winter Whitney. I stamped her on kraft and coloured her with my polychromos. Typically, I use odorless mineral spirits to blend, but this one is just pure pencil. :) 



Here's a look at the full set:
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Here's the hop:


Thanks for visiting!

Blessings, 

Melanie

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Stencils...a Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge!

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...this week we are challenging you to use STENCILS! Make a card, scrapbook layout, tag or whatever your krafty heart desires! 

Submit your projects for the chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop. In keeping in line with the rest of our challenges (Wonderful Wednesday and our NEW Krafty Scrappy Challenge), we will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card...enter as many times per month as you'd like!!

Have you joined the Krafty Friends FB group?? It's the best place to keep up with all of the goings on as well as sharing YOUR creations and getting inspired by other Krafty Friends' creations!

We will post a Sketch each month that lasts all month long. If you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if needed. ;) (you'll find it on the KKS blog) 

I made a quick and simple bookmark using one of my favourite sentiments from the Alice in Wonderland stamp set. I simply used a die cut bookmark from mixed media paper, positioned a stencil, and applied a blend of 3 Distress Oxide inks. I then dressed it up with a flourish stamp to frame the fun sentiment. I added a few rhinestones to finish it off. 



Thanks for visiting! 

Blessings, 

Melanie

Sunday, October 15, 2017

October 2017 Release Hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Today we are celebrating the amazing CHRISTMAS release of ALL 4 of our NEW October Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps...they are now available for purchase at the KKS shop.

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We are having a hop around the design team blogs to check them all out in action. So grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while you hop around and enjoy all the amazing creations!!

The release includes: 
  1. ANGELICA ANGEL
  2. EVANGELINE ANGEL
  3. MERRY & BRIGHT BIRDIES
  4. REINDEER GAMES

ALL the new sets can be purchased individually, but if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our October Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all 4 new sets at a discount! It's only available for a limited time while supplies last!

 *** And don't forget the ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL!!

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All orders of $80+ get to CHOOSE one of FOUR FREE stamp sets!! (You are My Sunshine, Ewe are Amazing, Book Dragon or Christmas Blessings Sentiments!)

For today's hop, I am sharing a card featuring Angelica Angel. This card may look a bit familiar as it was from a colouring class I taught at an event a few weeks ago. ;) Angelica was stamped in Memento Desert Sand and coloured with Copics. To finish the card, I added some gold acrylic paint, gold frantage, walnut stain disress ink and a big bow. 



Here's the hop list:


Thanks for visiting, 

Blessings, 

Melanie

Friday, October 13, 2017

Merry and Bright Birdies...a Kraftin' Kimmie Sneak Peek

Welcome back to Day THREE of our October Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Today we are introducing MERRY AND BRIGHT BIRDIES by Melissa Baker-Nguyen...I think this is my favourite set this release!


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This adorable new stamp set comes with five main images plus several sentiments and accessories!!

All of the Krafty Krew design team members and Special Krafty Guests listed at the end of my post have  sweet designs to share with you today featuring the MERRY AND BRIGHT BIRDIES stamp set! Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop EACH DAY of the peeks this week! Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page! The winners will be announced at the LIVE online release party this Saturday afternoon at 2 pm EST. 

Oh...don't forget to check out the Facebook page to see how you can win the entire October release! 

For today's sneak peek, I made another Christmas tag cut with Spellbinders. I stamped out one of the Merry and Bright Birdies and coloured him as a cardinal with Copics. The beautiful sentiment is part of the set...I absolutely ADORE the fonts of these sentiments and know I will use them for many projects. The two die cut elements were cut with dies from SCACD. I also added a few rhinestones. 



Here's a shot of the full set: 
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Here's the hop list...have fun! 


Blessings, 

Melanie