Back to School

I know that some students down in the States have been back in school for a couple of weeks now, but here in Alberta, students do not start back until next week.  Having said that, the summer is over for us teachers, and I am in full “Back to School” mode.  So the timing with My Whimsical Little World‘s new Back to School release is perfect timing!

Paola has put together an awesome assortment of “Back to School” images for any type of project you might have up your sleeve.  I started with a card with an educational-themed quote, which I thought would be a great way to encourage a teen or tween in your life to make the most of their experiences this coming year.

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This card was created with a digi called Olivia and I think she is so cute!  I loved colouring up her hair.

My favourite project for this release was a set of cookie treat bags that I thought would be a great surprise in a lunch kit.  These two treat bags use digis called Supplies in a Mug and Alarm Clock.

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These are amazingly easy to make. I simply added the cookies to a sandwich bag and folded over the extra plastic and taping it in place.  I then grabbed some cardstock that was 3″ wide and as long as the diametre of the cookie, and then folded it to create a tent that was 1.5″ wide.  I coloured up my images and fussy cut each, embellished the paper and glued everything in place.  I then added some double sided adhesive to the back inside of the tent and placed the cookie bag on top.  Voila – it’s that easy (maybe this would be a good video tutorial for the coming months)!

Paola has been releasing new images over in her Etsy store every week, so make sure you take the chance to stop by and see what is there!  You might also want to pop by Amanda, Martha and Kimberly’s blogs to see the great projects they created with the release as well!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Dragon Queen

No, I am not referring to myself or an in-law or anyone else for that matter.  But I did want to introduce you to one of Kraftin’ Kimmie’s newest stamps called “Dragon Queen”. 

Aug 20 fullI decided to use this beauty for this week’s Wonderful Wednesday challenge.  I coloured her up with Copics, trying hard to stick with two tones for each colour to see if I could get the depth I was looking for just by layering those two colours.  I’m pretty happy with it – oh, and check out that fun May Arts ribbon in the background  – and guess what – it’s adhesive! So fun!

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Okay, back to the challenge – Kimmie wants 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!!

Thanks for stopping by!

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KKS New Release Time!

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It’s a great Sunday morning, and I am celebrating the new releases at KRAFTIN’ KIMMIE STAMPS.  Over the last few days, the Krafty Gals having been sharing sneak peeks, including lots of SPOOKTACULAR new stamps from all the artists for our August release! We know these new stamps will inspire you to make BOO-tiful creations!

17th closeupFor today’s hop, I decided to showcase one of the stamps from the fun, new set of trick or treaters from Thais called CANDY CORN KISSES! These two cuties make me want to reach out and pinch some cheeks, and there are so many great details in the image that make it a blast to colour!  I think the card base really takes a back seat to the stamp here, and I love that!

Okay, so since we are celebrating the new release, we have a hop for you!  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!

Thanks for stopping by today and have fun hopping around!

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Candy Corn Kisses

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Halloween is just around the corner!  I know, I know, it’s still summer – but I also know that there are those of you out there that LIVE for Halloween, so this post is for you!

Aug 16 closeupToday, Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is showcasing a new set from THAIS NARCISO called CANDY CORN KISSES! This fun set includes three main images plus NINE awesome sentiments! And if you loved Thais’ images from last Halloween, there ones will not disappoint either

Oh, and since it is Saturday, it is also challenge time. 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!  Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we’d LOVE to see your KKS designs.

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!}

Thanks for stopping by!

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