Category Archives: Kraftin Kimmie

It’s Always Cupcake Time — KKS Release

Welcome to Kraftin Kimmie Stamps‘ July release!   Once again, there are a lot of fun new images… Cheryl Alger has created a super cute Birthday Lulu set. Emilie Goulet has adorable Birthday Buddies.   And Annie has created six really fun Old Hollywood images.  Also, we have new Birthday Trinkets designed by Nicole Aspinall.

You’ll see most of the new images throughout the hop.  If you just popped in here, you may want to start at the beginning as you’ve missed just a few things. You can do that HERE. Be sure to leave comments as you go because two lucky winners will each receive a package of assorted stamps from the release!

Tonight I’ve used Birthday Lulu, peeking around a *really* big cupcake.  :)

I used Copics to color my image, adding in ground using colored pencils.  To help fill the extra space in the upper left corner, I added a little banner.

Your next stop along the hop is with ELAINE.  I’m 100% certain she’ll have something amazing to share.  (Her coloring is unbeLIEVEable!)  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Stamps:  Kraftin Kimmie Stamps “Birthday Lulu” (Cheryl Alger Designs)   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black   Paper:  My Favorite Things Sno Cone, X-Press It Blending Card, My Mind’s Eye Nostalgia (6×6)  Accessories: Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, R20, E13, E15, E18, E50, E51, R22, R24, R56, BG72, BG75, W00, W1, W3, BG70), Prismacolor pencils, My Favorite Things Mini Wavy Pennants and Little Open Scallop Border Die-namics, seam binding, white stirng.  Finished size 5″ x 5″.

We are all of us stars — KKS Preview

It’s time to preview the new Moonlight Whispers images from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps!  Annie’s six new super-cool Old Hollywood images will be available on Sunday, July 15th.

You can find direct links to more samples HERE on the Challenge Blog.  Be sure to leave comments as you look because two lucky stampers will each win a package containing three of Annie’s new images!

Not only is today a preview day, but it’s also a challenge day, which means you have a second way to win.  Cheryl is challenging us to use Lots of Dots on our cards.  So create a KKS card using dots and upload your creation to the Challenge Blog.  One random participant will have the choice of receiving either Marilyn or Lana as used by Cheryl, free!  :)

Here, I’ve used Marilyn along with her coordinating sentiment.

After coloring her with Copics, I added some sparkle to her eyelids using a clear Spica glitter pen.

Tiny Tip:  When coloring lips, leave a tiny speck of white on the bottom lip to indicate shine.

The sparkly flourish is intended to resemble air blowing from below.

Don’t forget to pop on over to the Krafty Blog for direct links to more samples! I’ll be back tomorrow (1 a.m. EST) for Kraftin Kimmie’s July Release Hop & Shop.  Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a great day!

Stamps:  Kraftin Kimmie Stamps “Marilyn” (Moonlight Whispers)   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black    Paper:  Prism Mystic Medium, X-Press It Blending Card, My Mind’s Eye Six By Six “Honeycake” (6×6)   Accessories: Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, R20, Y21, E31, E35, BG70, BG72, BG75, W00, W1, W3), My Favorite Things Oval STAX Die-namics, Michaels/Recollections crystal flourish, clear Spica glitter pen.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

Birthday Wishes, KKS Preview

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps has another fun release coming up on Sunday, July 15th! Today the Krafty Girls are sharing samples using Cheryl Alger’s new Birthday Lulu.

The set comes with three adorable Lulu images and five coordinating sentiments.  So sweet!  :)

I colored my image with Copics and hung the little birthday wish in tag form using a small safety pin and scrap of ribbon.

You can find direct links to more samples using this set HERE.  Don’t forget to leave comments as you look because one lucky stamper is going to receive a free Birthday Lulu set, just for commenting!

Thanks for visiting!  Have a great day!

Stamps:  Kraftin Kimmie Stamps “Birthday Lulu” (Cheryl Alger)   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black   Paper:  My  Favorite Things Tangy Orange Replenishments, X-Press It Blending Card, My Mind’s Eye “Nostalgia” (6×6)   Accessories: Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, R20, Y21, E31, R22, R24, R39, BG72, BG75, E50, E51, YR31, BG70, W1, W3), Prismacolor pencils, MFT Circle STAX Die-namics, trim, safety pin, scrap of ribbon.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

Never Grow Up — KKS Release

Welcome to Kraftin Kimmie Stamps‘ June release!   There are lots of fun images to play with this month… Cheryl Alger has added a little sister to Lulu’s family with Lulu and Libby.  There are two fun teen sets created by Emilie Goulet — Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and Smells Like Teen Spirit.   And then there are the fun new Peter Pan images by Annie Rodrigue along with a coordinating Peter Pan Sentiments set.  And last, but not least, we have new Thank You Trinkets designed by Nicole Aspinall.

You’ll see most of the new images throughout the hop.  If you’ve come from our talented Krafty Guest, Mandy,  you’re right on track.  But if you just popped in here, you may want to start at the beginning. Otherwise,  you will have missed most of the hop.  Be sure to leave comments as you go because two lucky winners will each receive a package of assorted stamps from the release!

Today I’ve used cute Tinker Bell along with a sentiment from Peter Pan Sentiments.

After coloring her with Copics, I added lots of subtle sparkle to her wings using a clear Spica glitter pen.  (The wings are much more sparkly than they appear here.)

You can find all of this month’s new release images here.  Gimme Kimmies Kits are available here for a limited time (grouped together by artist and available at a discount).

Your next stop along the hop is with another of our fab guests, PEGGY MARSH!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy hopping…and shopping!

Stamps:  Kraftin Kimmie Stamps “Tinker Bell” (Moonlight Whispers) and Peter Pan Sentiments   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black   Paper:  Prism Birchtone Medium, X-Press It Blending Card, Echo Park “Sweet Day” (6×6)  Accessories: Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, R20, Y21, E31, E33, R01, R12, BG10, BG70, W00, W1),Prismacolor pencils, My Favorite Things Pretty Posies Die-namics, clear Spica glitter pen, buttons, string.  Finished size 5″ x 5″.

Once Upon a Time… (KKS, Day 4)

The Krafty Girls are back again today sharing samples of Kraftin Kimmie Stampsnew Moonlight Whispers images to be released on June 17th.  This month Annie’s images have a Peter Pan theme!

You can find direct links to more samples HERE on the Challenge Blog.  Be sure to leave comments as you look because two lucky stampers will each win a package containing three of Annie’s new images!

Not only is today a preview day, but it’s also a challenge day, which means you have a second way to win.  Check out Pam‘s sketch (on the Challenge Blog), create your own sample using any KKS stamps, then post a link to your creation (on the Challenge Blog) for your chance to win Tinker Bell !

Today, I’ve used Wendy along with her coordinating sentiment, “Once Upon a Time…”

I colored with Copics, then paper-pieced and shaded her quilt.  I created the little wall “hanging” by layering two squares, popping up the little heart and drawing in the “string.”

Don’t forget to pop on over to the Krafty Blog for direct links to more samples! I’ll be back tomorrow (1 a.m. EST) for Kraftin Kimmie’s June Release Hop & Shop.  Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a great day!

Stamps:  Kraftin Kimmie Stamps “Wendy” (Moonlight Whispers)   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black    Paper:  The Paper Cut Hot Fudge, X-Press It Blending Card, First Edition Paper “Boho Chic” (6×6)   Accessories: Copic markers (E00, E11, R20, Y21, YR23, E31, BG10, BG72, BG75, YR02, E33, E35, W3), Copic 0.03 black Multi-liner, Paper Studio trim, small heart die from My Favorite Things “Notched Tag” Die-namics, Michaels brad, foam booster.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

Thinking of You (KKS, Day 3)

Hi everyone! The Krafty Girls are back today with another sample for Kraftin Kimmie‘s June 17 release! Today we’re previewing two fun new teen sets by Emilie Goulet, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (girls) and Smells Like Teen Spirit (boys).


Here I’ve used one of the three images from Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.  (I like her pajamas.)  :)

I colored with Copics then added the thought bubble (die-cut cloud) and little X’s in the opposite corner.  The “you” is from another KKS stamp.  (Any “you” would do.)

Check out the Krafty Blog HERE for direct links to more samples using these fun new sets.  As always, be sure to leave comments as you look because two lucky stampers will each receive one of the new teen sets!

Thanks for visiting!  Have a great day!

Stamps:  Kraftin Kimmie Stamps “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun″ (Emilie’s Etchings)   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black    Paper:  The Paper Cut Tangy Orange, X-Press It Blending Card, Echo Park “Sweet Day” (6×6)   Accessories: Copic markers ( E11, E13, R20, E15, E18, Y21, YR23, R24, R89, YG03, YG17, BG72, E40, E41, E43, E50, E51, BG70, W00, W1), Creative Imaginations felt flower, button, Cappuccino twine from The Twinery, My Favorite Things Cloud Trio Die-namics.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

You’re My BFF (KKS, Day 2)

Ready to see another preview of Kraftin Kimmie‘s June 17 release?  Today the team is sharing samples of Cheryl Alger’s newest set, Lulu and Libby (as in “little sister” Libby).  The set comes with three sweet images and five coordinating sentiments.

I used the helpful big sister image from the set.

Aren’t they cute?  :)

You can find direct links to more samples using this set HERE.  Don’t forget to leave comments as you look because you know one lucky stamper is going to receive a free Lulu and Libby set, just for commenting!

Thanks for visiting!  Have a great day!

Stamps:  Kraftin Kimmie Stamps “Lulu and Libby” (Cheryl Alger)   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Antique Linen Distress    Paper:  Prism Crabapple Medium, X-Press It Blending Card, First Edition Paper “Boho Chic” (6×6)   Accessories: Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, R20, Y21, YR23, E31, R81, R83, R85, E50, BG72, BG10, BG70), Prismacolor pencils, Prima Primmers, scrap of twill, Paper Studio trim, sponge.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

So Very Grateful For You (KKS, Day 1)

It’s time to begin previews of Kraftin Kimmie Stamps‘ June 17 release!  Today the team is sharing samples of a brand new set of Trinkets designed by Krafty Girl Nicole Aspinall.  This month we have Thank You Trinkets, a set of eight circular stamps made especially to fit in  1 3/8ths and 1 ¾ inch punches for quick and easy cutting.

My card uses one of the larger Trinkets, stamped in dreamy Eucalyptus pigment ink by Amuse Studio.  (LOVE this ink.  It’s perfect for stamping solid images.)

I paired my Trinket with one of Cheryl Alger’s cute Lulu and Friends images (colored with Copics, of course).  :)

You can find direct links to more samples HERE.  Be sure to leave comments as you look because one lucky stamper will receive the Thank You Trinkets set free, just for commenting.  :)

Thanks for visiting!  Have a great day!

Stamps:  Kraftin Kimmie Stamps “Lulu and Friends”  (Cheryl Alger) and “Thank You” Trinkets   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Amuse Studio Eucalyptus pigment Paper:  Prism Birchtone Medium, X-Press It Blending Card, Echo Park “Sweet Day” (6×6)   Accessories: Copic markers (E00, E11, BV000, R20, Y21, YR23, E35, E50, BG72, BG70), Prismacolor pencils, My Favorite Things Simply Scallops Small Die-namics, Spellbinders Neastabilities, Michaels adhesive pearls.  Finished size 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

I Treasure our Friendship

So…who ordered these adorable mermaids from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps?  Anyone?  :)

It’s Challenge Day and the theme is “Under the Sea.”  If you’d like to play along, be sure to post a link to your creation on the Challenge Blog for your chance to win the mermaid hugging her knees from the new Sea Jewels set (as used today by Jenny.)

I have truly enjoyed designing with this set.  I think they’re the cutest mermaids ever.  :)

I colored with Copics, added sparkle with my Buttermilk and Clear Spica glitter pens, then added some tiny “jewels” in her hands.

To see more samples using this adorable new set, click on over to the Krafty Blog (HERE).  There’s all kinds of inspiration there.  :)

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!

Stamps:  Kraftin Kimmie Stamps “Sea Jewels”   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black    Paper:  Bazzill Navajo, X-Press It Blending Card, Echo Park “Paradise Beach” (6×6)   Accessories: Copic markers (E00, E11, R20, E31, E33, E35, E57, Y00, BG10, BG53, BG57, BG70), Buttermilk and Clear Spica glitter pens, Zva Creative pearl flourish, miscellaneous rhinestones, My Favorite Things Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics.  Finished size 5″ x 5″.

Sea Jewels Release — Shore Do Love You!

Welcome to Kraftin Kimmie Stamps‘ release of SEA JEWELS, the latest and greatest Krafty Klubhouse Kit!  The set is available right HERE right now, but first, I hope you’ll check out our release hop where one lucky commenter will be chosen to receive the SEA JEWELS set for free!  :)

If you’d like to start at the beginning of the hop, you can do that HERE.  If you’ve just come from Jessie, you’re right on track.

As I mentioned yesterday, the kit comes with three adorable mermaid images plus seven coordinating sentiments. Sooo sooo cute.

I colored my mermaid with Copics, using the “feathering” technique to blend the yellow into the green on her body.  To feather, begin along the bottom edge with the green marker and, with light strokes, pull the marker about 3/4 of the way across the area, lifting the marker lightly at the end of each stroke.  Then from the opposite edge, repeat with the yellow marker, going into the green area, lifting the marker lightly at the end of each stroke. When I was finished blending, I added some darker/brighter green along the base as well as some sparkles from a Buttermilk Spica glitter pen.

Don’t forget, if you order the SEA JEWELS kit before June 22, you’ll also receive a 20% off code to use on any online order in July!

Your next stop along the hop is with one of my stamping buddies and idols, JENNY PETERSON.  (LOVE her work!)

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Stamps:  Kraftin Kimmie Stamps “Sea Jewels”   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black    Paper:  Papertrey White (base), X-Press It Blending Card, Echo Park “Paradise Beach” (6×6)   Accessories: Copic markers (E00, E11, R20, B00, Y21, YR23, E35, E57, YG03, YG06, YG17, BG0000), Buttermilk Spica glitter pen, Studio Calico Wood Veneer hearts, Creative Memories circle cutting system, My Favorite Things Catch a Wave Die-namics, Buttercream twine by The Twinery.  Finished size 5″ x 5″.