May 31, 2014

{KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS} Challenge

Today is my last post as guest designer for {KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS} and I've gotta say it was such a fun month!  Not only did I get to play around with some adorable new stamps, I also got to be in the presence of some amazingly talented and super nice krafty gals and I appreciate the chance to play along.  Thank you!  :)


This week our hostess is Krafty Girl, KAREN and her challenge is called NEW BEGINNINGS! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp that is for graduation, a new job, summer holidays, a new baby, wedding....whatever. Pull out those fabby stamps and play along. Have some krafty fun and join us this week!

Don't forget that there are LOTS of fabulous stamp sets on SALE in the FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS this weekend 25-50% OFF! There's also got a huge SALE on our Kaisercraft paper pads right NOW... Happy shoppin'!


I've used an older KKS stamp called "TESSA TASSEL".  She's so lovely and fun to color!  I stamped her onto watercolor paper and water colored her with Distress Inks. I wanted this card to have lots of lovely layers of paper, die cuts, lace trim, skeleton leaves and pretty roses.


I had such a great time being a Krafty Guest this month... how would YOU like to win a Krafty Girl Guest Spot??  Well, just go HERE to get all the details on how YOU could join the Krafty Girls for a month of Krafty FUN!

Now hop on over to the {KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS} blog to see all of the lovely creations and to play along.

Thanks for visiting!
Luvs,
Annie Rose

May 24, 2014

{KRAFTIN' KIMMIE} Release Day Blog Hop

Yippee! It’s the MAY 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.

Over the last few days we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps that will 'float your boat'! We’ve got an adorable new nautical kids set from Cheryl called AHOY, SAILOR! There's a FIN-tastic new set from Thais called UNDER THE SEA! and a new Summer stamp set from Annie called BEACHY KEEN!

I'm sharing another image from the "AHOY, SAILOR!" set:


I think this sailor girl might be my favorite from this release... she's just asking for a snuggle! :)  I stamped her onto watercolor paper and water colored her with Distress Inks.  Isn't that sentiment cute? I love when stamp sets have perfectly coordinated sentiments.  All of the dies and the button are from My Favorite Things.


You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our May Krafty Hop. As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of these incredible stamps from the new release! When you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are available NOW! And don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new May stamps at a discount.


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


{KRAFTIN' KIMMIE} New Release Preview - Day 3 and Challenge!

Welcome to day THREE of our MAY {KRAFTIN' KIMMIE} Peeks! The awesome new stamps just keep on comin'. We are SO thrilled to share the newest set of FOUR images with matching sentiments from THAIS. This FIN-tastic set is perfect for summer and it is called... UNDER THE SEA!


How adorable is this?!  I love the interaction between these two girls. They can be stamped together or separately for different looks and themes.  I stamped them onto watercolor paper and water colored  them with Distress Inks.  Most of the elements have been paper-pieced, as well.  I die-cut some leaves to (hopefully) look like seaweed and added a few buttons and some layered cheesecloth to finish it off.


Also, the Saturday challenge theme for this week is ANYTHING GOES! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp with no restrictions. 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!

Happy Hoppin'!


May 23, 2014

{KRAFTIN' KIMMIE} New Release Preview - Day 2

Welcome back to Day TWO of the {Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps} MAY previews! We are back with a fabulous new Moonlight Whispers stamp set by Annie Rodrigue. You'll love these two summer ladies along with the THREE fun sentiments!

Today we are thrilled to share with you.....BEACHY KEEN! There are lots of gorgeous creations on today's hop featuring both new images and sentiments from the set.


I stamped this relaxing, beachy gal onto watercolor paper and water colored her with Distress Inks.  I inked a background with Distress Inks as well... layered waves and a sunny, sunset-filled sky.





May 22, 2014

{KRAFTIN' KIMMIE} New Release Preview - Day 1

Welcome to day ONE of our MAY {KRAFTIN' KIMMIE} Previews! Today we are excited to share a cute new set featuring Lulu, Lexi and Lucas. It's by artist Cheryl Alger and we're SURE it will 'float your boat'. We are sharing samples today featuring... AHOY, SAILOR!


Garsh, he's such a cutie pie!  I instantly fell in love with his cute little face and rosy cheeks. :)  I stamped him onto watercolor paper and water colored him with Distress Inks.  I added a few highlights with a white ink gel pen.  The papers are from Penny Black and the buttons are from My Favorite Things.



All of the new May Release stamps will be available in the {KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS} shop on Saturday!


May 17, 2014

{KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS} Challenge!

It's time for another fabulously fun {KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS} challenge!  Did you know you can win adorable stamps if you play along with us?  Who doesn't want to win more stamps?!  :)

Our challenge hostess today is Cheri and her challenge theme is "GIRLY GIRL".  So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp that is perfect for a girl! Use fun and pretty patterned papers, embellishments, glitter etc. Pull out those fabby stamps and play along!


I used one of my favorite KKS stamps by Rachelle Anne Miller called "BIRTHDAY GIRL" and she just happens to be in the KKS SHOP for 25% today! 

I stamped her onto watercolor paper and water colored her with Distress Inks.  After stamping her down, I masked off the image with sticky paper so I could ink on my clouds (also with Distress Ink). When I die-cut her panel out, I purposely cut off the top of her balloon.  I knew that I wanted to paper-piece it with matching paper and I wanted it to look like she was floating right off the page.


I added a few highlights with a white ink gel pen and coated her dress in Stardust Stickles. It's still wet in the photos which is why it looks a little bit gloopy... heh :)   The "Make A Wish" sentiment stamp is by Lawn Fawn.  The lace border die is from My Favorite Things.  The butterfly punch is by Martha Stewart.

We'd love it if you stopped by the {KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS} blog to see all of the Krafty Girls' and guests creations and to play along with us this week!

Thanks for visiting.
Luvs,
Annie Rose

May 10, 2014

{KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS} Challenge!

Welcome back for another fabulously FUN challenge on the {KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS} blog! We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them so you can WIN MORE stamps.

This week our hostess is Krafty Girl, Melanie and her challenge theme is {An Oldie, but a Goodie}... So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp that is one of your older faves or one that you bought a while ago but haven't used yet! Pull out those fabby stamps and have some krafty fun and join us this week!


I selected one of my Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps that I hadn't inked up yet... {ELYSIA ANGEL} and she's on sale right how for half off!  Awesome.  Go grab her, she's gorgeous and so much fun to color. :)


I stamped her onto watercolor paper and water colored her Distress Inks.  I added some highlights with a white ink gel pen and covered her dainty wings with Stardust Stickles.  So sparkly!  The banner stamp is from Lawn Fawn and the alphabet letter stamp set is from the dollar section at WalMart... score!


Don't forget that there are LOTS of fabulous
stamp sets on SALE in the FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS this weekend at 
25-50% OFF! And some of them are even featured in today's challenge. Happy shoppin'!

Pop on over to the {KKS} blog to see all of the creations and to be inspired by the Krafty Girls and special Krafty Guests featuring this week’s challenge! Join us, play along and you could WIN!!

Thanks for visiting.
Luvs,
Annie Rose

May 3, 2014

{KRAFTIN' KIMMIE} Guest Designer!

I have some fun news... I've been asked to be one of the {KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS} guest designers for the month of May!  Yippee!  Today I'm playing along with the first challenge of the month.

This week our hostess is Krafty Girl Stephanie and her challenge is a fantastic SKETCH!  So create a card, scrapbook page, or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp that features the sketch posted below.  Who doesn't love a sketch?!  Have some krafty fun and join us this week!


I've inked up the adorable {SUNNIE} stamp... and she just happens to be ON SALE in the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "FRUGAL FRIDAY" sale along with tons of other greats stamps listed at 25-50% off!  Be sure to check it out this weekend!

I stamped her onto watercolor paper and water colored her with Distress Inks.  I added a few highlights with a white ink gel pen.  I decorated the page with some die-cuts from My Favorite Things and finished it off with a few flat-back pearls.  Sunnie is ready for an amazing beachy day! :)


Here's the great sketch to work with this week:


Be sure to head on over to the {KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS} blog to see all of the Krafty Girls' Kreations and to play along!

Thanks for visiting.
Luvs,
Annie Rose