Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Birthday Sheila!!

Hey everyone! Hope you're having a wonderful week so far!! Here's a I made for a friend's birthday along with a  little gift box to mach!  This also fits the Art Impressions Best of Friends challenge they've got going on right now, so I am entering it into that. This one is a little picture heavy, I'm afraid! :)  I used one of the fabulous new Girlfriends images that was just released at Art Impressions called Laughing along with the text stamp. So FUN!!!!







Supplies:
image: Laughing colored with Copic markers
papers: Nitwit collections matted with Bazzill cardstock
flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
May Arts silk ribbon
die cuts and box from Silhouette
Viva Decor Pearl Pen
Wink of Stella glitter pen
Cheery Lynn doily die

Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Release Day and Blog Hop!!

We're so excited! It’s our APRIL 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! OH and we've got some EXTRA SPECIAL things going on for you this month!! 
Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists for our April release! We’ve got something for everyone!! We’ve got an adorable new spring set from Cheryl called RAINY DAY FUN! There's an awesome new MONSTER set from Thais called MONSTER HUGS! Lastly, we are SO excited to share a GORGEOUS new Moonlight Whispers stamp set from Annie called....BLOOMIN' WONDERFUL!
You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our APRIL Krafty Hop! We are SO thrilled to have the Kit & Clowder Design Team joining us in our hop!! They have done a great job with the new stamps and are helping us to launch this fabby new release!!! We are so excited to have them join us!!
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!! AND we've got an extra special HOP this month!! We've planned a KRAFTY EASTER EGG HUNT in our hop!!! There are eleven letters hidden along the way and they spell out a two word phrase! Find all the letters, unscramble them and post your answer on our Facebook page wall!! One lucky winner will receive a KKS goodie package and you have until Monday night to enter!!
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 April stamps at a discount!! But only for a limited time!
One more super fun thing!!! We are sponsoring a Kustomer Kompetition over at the Kit and Clowder site!! Submit your creation featuring a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp and YOU could WIN the ENTIRE new release!!!! (If you can't wait and plan to order the new release stamps, no problem! If you WIN, I'll let ya choose your own stamps!!  )

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

I worked with the adorable Lexi from the Rainy Day Fun set!! It was a hard choice to make as I love each and every image in this entire release!!! 



Supplies:
image: Rainy Day Fun from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps colored with Copic markers
papers: Nitwit Collections matted with Bazzill cardstock
May Arts silk ribbon
flower from Wild Orchid Crafts
frame and die cuts from Silhouette
Viva Decor pearl pen


Welcome back to day THREE of our APRIL 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! Could this set of furry friends BE any cuter?? This fabulously fun new set is called MONSTER HUGS!!
This week our challenge hostess is me! And my challenge 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 some NEW Kraftin' Kimmie rubbah!!!
Are you join us for our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes!!! We'll be releasing all the new stamps you've seen this week after the party at 11am EDT!! You can read all the details about how you can join us RIGHT HERE!
All the Krafty Girls listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these sweet new stamps from Thais! And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away some stamps!!! You could WIN this new set of stamps!!!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced later this week!}
So come and hang out with us in a couple of hours for all the LIVE action krafty fun at the release party and then come on back here tomorrow to check out the release day blog hop! The design team over at Kit & Clowder are helping us to launch the new stamps this month! We'll have lots of surprises for you, including an Easter Egg Hunt, a Customer Competition and ALL the new stamps will be available TODAY at the KKStamps Shop!!
Happy hoppin'!
I ADORE this set of monsters!! They just don't get any cuter!! 


Supplies:
image: Monster Hugs from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps colored with Copic markers
papers: Nitwit Collections matted with Bazzill cardstock
May Arts silk ribbon
button from stash
Viva Decor Pearl Pen

Friday, April 18, 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Sneak Peeks Day Two!!

Welcome back to Day TWO of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps APRIL previews!!! We are back with a fabulous new Moonlight Whispers stamp set by Annie Rodrigue!! You'll love these two gardening ladies along with the THREE fun sentiments!!
Today the Krafty Girls and I are thrilled to share with you.....BLOOMIN' WONDERFUL!! There are lots of gorgeous creations on today's hop featuring both new images and sentiments from the set!! We know you are just going to LOVE these springtime ladies and be inspired by all the fun designs!!
Below you will find all the Krafty Girls 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 a package of today's stamps!! Woohoo!!!
ALL of our APRIL stamps will be available on Saturday morning at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! We'll be celebrating at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!! It's over at our KKS Facebook fan page! Join us for all the fun!! You can find more details here!!
Happy hoppin'!!


The grass with flowers is inspiration I got from my friends Sheri Willshire and Mindy Baxter.

 Supplies:
Image - Bloomin' Wonderful from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps colored with Copic markers
papers - Nitwit Collections matted with Bazzill cardstock
picket fence and image frame from Silhouette
little flowers on the punch are from a little punch I've had forever
butterflies - Cheery Lynn Designs die
Viva Decor pearl pen


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Sneak Peeks Day one!!!!

Welcome to day ONE of our APRIL Kraftin' Kimmie Previews!!! Today we are excited to share a supah cute new set featuring Lulu, Lexi and Lucas! It's by artist Cheryl Alger and will help us welcome spring! We are sharing samples today featuring.......RAINY DAY FUN!!
All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you, so be sure to hop over to each of them! And while you're there, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away one of the new sets and YOU could WIN!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday morning!}
Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE fun new stamps we have to share with you! And ALL the new APRIL stamps will be available on Saturday morning at the KKStamps Shop!!
Happy hoppin'!




Supplies: 
Rainy Day Fun stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps colored with Copic markers
papers: Nitwit Collections matted with Bazzill cardstock
image mat is Spellbinders ovals and scalloped oval dies
Flag layer was cut with Silhouette
Viva Decor pearl pen


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Art Impressions Best of Friends challenge


Hey everyone! Hope you're enjoying your weekend! It's clouding up outside looking a little like we might get a spring thunderstorm! As it hardly EVER rains here, I really love it when we get the occasional thunderstorm.  I've spent the morning getting crafty and made a card for the Best of Friends challenge over at Art Impressions. They're celebrating the launch of their brand new Girlfriends and they're offering up a chance to win all four!! I've been a huge fan of their images for years! And I do love me some wine! :) Is there any better combo then good wine and good friends? I don't think so!




Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

Entering this in the following challenges:

Supplies used:
image and sentiment: Wine Testers Set - Art Impressions colored with Copic markers
papers: Nitwit Collections mated Bazzill cardstock
cork screw. cork, and scalloped border from Silhouette

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday and are you in the mood for a sale????

Welcome to another Wonderful Wednesday challenge and as always....it's ANYTHING GOES!! What will YOU create??!!
Your submission must use at least one Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp but 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 Tuesday, April 15th!! What do you think.....wanna WIN??
**Please note that you are more than welcome to combine this Wonderful Wednesday Share to Win challenge with other challenges, BUT not our regular weekly challenges. This must be a new and different creation than anything you create for our Saturday challenges.
Please be sure to pop over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog to see this week's Wonderful Wednesday inspiration to get you kraftin'!!! Then....let's see YOUR kreations!!
P.S. What do you think about a SPRING SALE???!! Well, it starts on Thursday, so keep your eyes peeled for more information!  And don't forget that Kimmie carries a lot more than just rubber stamps in her store!  Please be sure and poke around the store to see all the fabulous papers pads and wonderful krafty supplies she carries!!
Happy kraftin'!

I used the fabulous SUPERSTAR image from Kraftin' Kimmie Rubber Stamps!!



Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs! 
Supplies:
image: Superstar from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps colored with Copic markers
papers: Nitwit Collection Bees Knees matted with Bazzill cardstock
ribbon from stash
stars cut from Silhouette
image mat Silhouette circle and scalloped circles. 
Used "out of the box" technique to cut her out. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Papertake Weekly - Spring has sprung!!

Hey everyone!! Did you think spring would ever get here? It was so gorgeous here yesterday! Close to 80 deg!!! WHOOT WHOOT!! The new challenge over at Papertake Weekly is Spring has Sprung, and we're sponsored by the awesome Whiff of Joy! So grab your spring colors and join us for a chance to win!  I used one of my Lili of the Valley stamps today, Milly Just For You. I used the no lines technique to color her and am fairly happy with the way she turned out.




Please be sure and pop over to Papertake Weekly to see all the gorgeous creations by my teamies and the guest designers. And then we'd love it if you'd grab your paper and glue and play along with us! Thanks for stopping by to see me today and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

Entering this in the following challenges:

Supplies:
image: Milly Just For You from Lili of the Valley colored with Copic markers
papers: Nitwit Collections
butterfly die from Noor Designs
image panel and banner from Silhouette
May Arts silk ribbon
Wink of Stella clear
Viva Decor Pearl Pen

Saturday, April 5, 2014

SECOND LDRS Designer Dies Giveaway!!!

Second Designer Dies Giveaway!

ONE MORE CHANCE TO WIN!!!


Our Designer Dies Are Here!

  We are thrilled to announce that our brand new line of LDRS Designer Dies are ready to ship!  We're so excited about this new line that we want to give one lucky winner the chance to win the ENTIRE COLLECTION of the LDRS cutting dies!  

All you need to do to for a chance to win is:

 Become a follower of our new Little Darlings Rubber Stamps Facebook page HERE.

Link up with our Inlinkz at the Little Darlings Inspiration blog HERE

(The winner will be chosen on April 7th and announced here and our new Facebook page on April 8th!)

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 If you have not seen them yet, here is our first collection of Designer Dies. This collection is styled with a Vintage Victorian flare.  The dies have soft curves and detailed cuts presenting a beautiful lacy appearance.

 

Darlings Square Die Set
Our Darling Square Die Set includes 6 individual designer dies. This die set has been carefully designed to offer you a completely coordinated set of dies to use to embellish your craft projects. The largest is a detailed frame that measures approx. a 6" x 6" square finished cut. It is versatile and elegant in its square shape and has delicate rounded corners and intricate cut detail. You can stack and layer with the smaller frame and coordinating accessory dies, which include a beautiful floral flourish die and layering individual flowers.





Fluttered Tulip Bodice
Our Fluttered Tulip Bodice die is an elegant, whimsical spin on the old fashioned seamstress dress form. We have added lacy butterfly wings and a delicate cut flourish to the center. It is the perfect combination of both age and beauty. It measures approximately 3.96 x 3.23 inches. You will find that it will add a touch of elegance to your crafting projects.



Lovely View
Our Lovely View die is an elegant, feminine spin on the old fashioned view finder that we played with as children. We have added a lace-like appeal to the outer edge, with beautiful and intricate detailed cuts in the interior. The center offers a delicate embossing detail to further enhance the elegant Victorian look of this Lovely View die. Measures 3.5 inches in diameter. It is the perfect combination of both age and beauty. You will find that it will add a touch of elegance to your crafting projects. 

All of our dies are manufactured in cooperation with Spellbinders and offer the very same versatility and standard of excellence.

 And now, here are some inspiration projects using these LDRS Designer Dies 
from the Little Darlings Design Team.  In addition to the dies, all of the rubber stamp images featured on the projects below are available at the Little Darlings store 
or your favorite Little Darlings Rubber Stamps retailer.

Alyce Keegan using "Lovely View" die and "Party Hardy" rubber stamp by Saturated Canary

by Jenny Hodges using "Lovely View" and  "Yuki" rubber stamp by Saturated Canary

by Astrid Broer using "Lovely View" and CandiBean's "Penny's Dandelion Shower"

 by Tammy Louise Cunliffe using "Lovely View" and flowers from "Darlings 6x6 Square Die set"
and "Spring is Here" Lisbeth rubber stamp


 
by Angie Hunt using "Lovely View" and "Darlings 6x6 Square Die set"
and "Izzys' Stroll" rubber stamp by CandiBean 


 by Sheri Wilshire using "Lovely View" and "Gardening Jesse" by CandiBean


by Eulanda Silvey using "Lovely View" die and "Penny's Cupcake Wagon" by CandiBean



by Tammy Louise Cunliffe using 'Fluttered Tulip Bodice' die


and some detailed views..






Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Happy Birthday Jenny!!

Welcome back for another fabulously FUN challenge here at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!! We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them so you can WIN MORE rubbah!! Show us your stuff!!

This week our hostess is JENNY! And her challenge is HAPPY BIRTHDAY! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp that features a birthday celebration in some way!! Have some krafty fun and join us this week!! 

Kimmie has her Frugal Friday Specials on this weekend with 25-50 percent off a dozen of our fave stamp sets!

She also has LOTS of brand new 6x6 paper pads and restocks of EZmount and HOT KNIVES, while supplies last!! 
(P.s. Have you seen our new video, Working with Unmounted Stamps?)

Now check out the wonderful creations by the Krafty Girls and special Krafty Guests featuring this week’s challenge!! We’re sure you’ll be inspired!! Then join us, play along and you could WIN!!

Happy kraftin’!!








Supplies:
Image: Hey Hot Stuff from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps colored with Copic markers
papers: Nitwit Collections matted with Bazzill cardstock
lace from Live and Love Crafts
doily from Cheery Lynn Designs die
flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Wink of Stella Brush - clear
May Arts silk ribbon
Viva Decor Pearl Pen
pink chalk for cheeks