Fairy Fun!

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Have I got a treat for you today!  It’s time for the HOLIDAY STAMP SET RELEASE from Kraftin’ Kimmie stamps, and you are going to love all the new images that Kim has up her sleeve! Today is day ONE of the seek peaks, and we are showcasing two sparkly new Moonlight Whispers stamp sets by Annie Rodrigue! 

Pompom-cuNow, I am absolutely in love with both of the beauties featured today, but I decided to start with POMPOM FAIRY.  I coloured her up in some Christmas-themed colours to coordinate with the Doodlebug paper I still had from last Christmas (it’s still as cute a year later), and then had a bit of fun doodling and adding a sentiment.  I really loved all the details on this stamp and wanted her to take centre stage, so I decided to use a centre step card to give Miss PomPom lots of space.

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!

Thanks for stopping by!

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It’s Beginning to look a lot like…

banner card…Christmas! Now wait – I know that it might seem early, but I was at one of our local big box stores this last weekend, and I was a little surprised to see rows and rows of Christmas lights! And given that the Ribbonistas from May Arts wanted to inspire you and have you ready well in time for the holidays, it seemed like the perfect time for our Handmade Christmas card hop!

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May Arts currently has some amazing classic ribbon and some fun new beauties featured right on the front page of the website.  One of my favourites happens to be a new arrival – the 1″ Adhesive Flag Banner ribbon. I decided to use some of the red, and see how I could use it in a “unconventional” way.
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Simply by cutting each piece of the banner and then rounding the top, I was able to get a really pretty petal shape perfect for poinsettias. I used a hot glue gun to place each petal and then topped off the middle with some Perfect Pearls to give the illusion of the stamen in the flower.  I then added a bit of the Leaves ribbon for a punch of colour, and then added my favourite Eyelet ribbon along one of the layered edges for even more texture.  I love that this card lays almost completely flat (perfect for mailing), but has so much dimension!

Okay, if you haven’t had a chance to see what the other ladies have in store, make sure you pop on by all the blogs for some amazing inspiration.  Half of us are up today, and another set of ladies will be up tomorrow with even more inspiration!  Make sure you take the time to leave a comment, because May Arts is giving away 2 prizes of 2 spools each (one each day) from the Christmas Section. Trust me – it’s worth the effort to comment!

Today’s Blogs

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Happy National Card Making Day!

 Happy National Card Making Day!

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Happy Saturday!  It is challenge day at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, and this week, our hostess is Krafty Girl, BECKY! bannerHer challenge is called EMBELLISH IT, so create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp or any other stamp and be sure to use at least one embellishment.

October-4-closeupMy “go to” embellishments are almost always ribbon and adhesive rhinestones.  I thought the black and white chevron ribbon would be a perfect match with this darling panda stamp from the “Wild About you” set.  I also decided to go with a few black ahdesive rhinestones – to tie together the black matte on the stamped image and also to stand out a bit from the printed paper.  Oh, and that message hiding behind the bow actually says “sweet”! ;)

Kim has put a number of her favourite stamp sets on SALE this weekend in our FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS at 25-50% OFF so be sure to check them out!  And don;t forget to join us today for our LIVE Online Krafty Krop to celebrate our FIFTH Anniversary and World Cardmaking Day!! There will be lots of fun, prizes, special offers and sales!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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Challenge 247

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Good morning Krafty Friends!  It’s Saturday, so that means it is challenge time over at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, and this is a great one because hostess Tangii has given us a sketch to work with today!

I love sketch challenges because they often get me using my supplies in new ways.  I happen to be one of those crafters that usually likes things straight across or up and down – somehow things look “wrong” to me when I try to put them at and  angled or haphazard.  But as soon as I saw this sketch, I knew it could totally work for me!  It seemed balanced and I loved the way the diagonal l seemed to point to the stamp – in this case one of my favourites from the You Know Whooo set.  I coloured the image up with Copics to match this pretty paper from Simple Stories, and then topped it off with a bit of ribbon from May Arts.

So there you have it!  I hope you will consider joining us for the challenge.  We always love seeing what you create!  Have an awesome weekend and thanks for stopping by!

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