Saturday, March 17, 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie - It's release day!!!!! Time for a blog hop and some shopping!

Do YOU know what day it is??? It’s Krafty RELEASE Day at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! There are SO many incredible new SPRINGY stamps to SEE this month, so let’s get started!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists! We’ve got something for everyone!! Lulu is back from Cheryl Alger.....we know how much you love her!! So we have a new set called SPRINGTIME LULU! We also have TWO fantastic sets of adorable GARDEN GNOMES from Emilie Goulet called HANGIN’ WITH MY GNOMIES AND WHAT’S UP GNOMIE?!!! And of course we have an amazing new set of six FLOWER GIRLS from Annie Rodrigue!
You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our MARCH Krafty Hop! If you want to start from the beginning, just head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog! 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 when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are NOW available!

And of course, as always, we have our Gimme Kimmies Kits available for those of you who ‘need it all’!! The stamps are grouped together by artist and are available at a discount, but only for a limited time!!


Now you should have arrived here from the insanely talented Melanie. If not, you can start at Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog. Kimmie has a list of all the bloggers there in case you get lost along the way.

I've got two cards to show you today!! First up is one of Emilie's Garden Gnomes from HANGIN' WITH MY GNOMIES.

OMG! I soooo love these gnomes! He's stamped with Memento ink onto Cryogen White paper and then colored with Copics. YG90's for his shirt and cap, E30's for his britches. I gave a base layer of W2 to the rocks, and then finished them up with cool grays. To match the papers which are Basic Grey matted with Bazzill cardstock, I used BG70 and 72 for the water. Then used a neutral gray for the rock's reflection in the water and also added a touch of YG93 to the water reflection as well. I used R20's for the bobber. 


I hand cut the banner and corner pieces. Added some twine with a button, some corner pieces, and machine stitched the layers.


Next up is one of Annie's new flower girls called Poppy. She's so beautiful! This card didn't translate well with the digital camera. I like the combination of colors much better in person.


She's stamped with Memento ink onto Cryogen White paper and colored with Copic markers. She's then cut out with oval Nestabilities and then layered onto a frame cut with petite scalloped oval Nestabilities. The papers are digital  and are matted with Bazzill cardstock. The flourish is from Cheery Lynn Designs and the sentiment is on a Spellbinders frame.


So now it's time to move on to visit one of our amazing artists, Emilie Goulet! Again, be sure to leave some love for a chance to be a random winner! Thanks so much for hopping along with us today! Hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

I've entered the first card in the following challenge:
Craft Your Days Away - Just for Men/Boys + buttonshttp://craftyourdaysaway.blogspot.com/

46 comments :

~ Jo ~ said...

Beautiful.. just beautiful.

Flying Fresian said...

Stunning cards and I'm very impressed by your ability to stitch in a circle!!

Larisa said...

What a great job did you do. Gorgeous cards with beautiful images. Love . Larisa

Ivonne said...

Wow! Fabulous cards and the colouring is amazing!! Love them! Hugs, Ivonne

marose6@comcast.net said...

Amazing cards,great coloring dp is beautiful. it looks like a fish is going to pop up out of the water terrific job!

Nathalie said...

Amazing cards. Love the coloring

Mary M. said...

Gorgeous coloring. I love your cards. Wonderful embellishments and the paper choice is brilliant.

newbie paper crafter said...

I love the combo of colors!

PhatPinkyz said...

absolutly fab!! both cards! thx for the inspiration! xod

Angie said...

Both cards are fabulous, but I'm totally crazy about your Gnome card!!! Love the colours, one of my fab colour combos!! And the layout looks awesome, really great cards!!! Terrific work Hun!! Hugs, Angie

Cindi Flass said...

Great cards! Love the colors and papers on both of them.

Mimiko said...

Really lovely cards :)

Sandy said...

Being an old Gnomie at heart my favorite card is that cute little guy! He makes me smile. the flower girl card is gorgeous - so pretty Sharon. Hope everything is going well kid!
Sandy

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards.

Hugs Riet.xx

Mary J said...

Both are so so lovely - such a great release!

Nadja said...

Very cute. Love the design and the colors!

Vicky said...

so many beautiful details. Your cards are simply amazing!

Tanya said...

Beautiful cards. I love all the layers and textures on both cards. Your coloring is awesome!

Anna R said...

It's so fun to see masculine cards right with the pretty feminine "flowers". Both cards are such wonderful inspiration for the new stamps!

Heather said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. Great colouring.

Linxx said...

Great designs, love your colouring and all the details. Thank you for inspiring me!

Love,

Linxx

aaemie said...

Your cards are beautiful:)

Debora said...

Both beautiful cards, I can't even pick a favorite! Love the colors and paper of both.

wahixane77 said...

Such fabulous cards...the flower girl on I just adore. Olivia

Alyce said...

These are both so beautiful Sharon! Love the layouts and your gorgeous colouring :)

Nana Diana said...

These cards are just fabulous Sharon! I especially love how you did the water on the gnomie!! Absolutely gorgeous. Your Poppy card is stunning too!!

scrappysharon said...

Beautiful cards !!

T Young said...

I love both cards. Your coloring detail is amazing.

Kimberly said...

poppy is so adorable!!!! and what an amazing guy card you made

Pat said...

Hey there my sweet friend! I've been having the best time on this hop! Such fun images...and might I say, your cards are both just brilliant! Your coloring is stunning, as always! I especially love the papers, layers, and stitching on your little gnome card! Hugs. Pat Frank

luvmycards said...

oh I like how you made the card so masculine with the papers and the twine--and you're the first I've seen use Poppy-think I like her the best-great coloring.
TFS,
Carolyh

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

these are so cute, love your fabulous card designs

Manderly said...

So many great things to comment on with you! Your sewing adds such a nice touch. Love your paper choices...you are brave and it works! Your coloring is wonderfully talented, fantastic, perfection! These new releases look so, so fun! Love them.
Manderly
xxxooo

lvtaz2000 said...

I do not know how you have the time to keep coming up with such beautiful cards, one more beautiful than the last. These are just wonderful.

Sherry Gardner said...

I like this pink card with the stitching and layering your coloring of this image is great....

Dawn Louise said...

Amazingly fabulous love them, so talented x

Sassy Cheryl said...

Oh wow. . . .these are adorable. Beautifully done.

Cheryl Valadez said...

Hola, Sharon! These cards are exquisite! Fabulous layout and coloring, and look at that wonderful stitching! I'm completely jealous as I would probably sew my finger to my card if I tried it and that would not be very pretty...LOL! Gorgeous work, as always! Hugz, Cheryl

Emmy said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous cards! And your coloring is amazing!!

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Your cards are so colorful - great new images! I love your red owl with the hearts! Clever! Wishing you a happy day today!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Niki Estes said...

Sharon, these are so cute!!

Berit Synnøve said...

Fabulous male card insiden and out.
Many great details.
Thanks for joining Craft Your Day's Away.
You 2nd card was also stunning :)

Hugs Berit

Rosa said...

tes carte sont magnifique

KraftyKoolKat said...

What an adorable fun card. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Day's Away and good luck.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Jammie said...

once again, your cards amaze! Awesome work. I'm crossing my fingers for the HOP, it's been fun and i'd love to give some of these new images a new home! ha ha ha

Gaynor said...

Absolutely stunning card, love all the details and the layout, thanks for joining our challenge boys/men + buttons at CYDA, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT xx