Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Kitty with Butterfly C.C. Designs

Today I'm sharing this absolutely adorable kitty with butterfly from C.C. Designs! It is part of their May release. You have to check them out if you haven't already! 

I have this super cute kitty paper from doodlebug to go with this stamp set.

Doodlebug Kitten Smitten
Body - C4, C2, C0, C6
Ears - R81, R83, R85
Butterfly Body - E59, E57, E55
Butterfly Wings - B00, B02
Collar - B00, B02

I also have a quick stamp haul video from C.C. Designs! Be sure to check it out! 

Thanks for stopping by! 
~ Mindy

Wonderful Wednesday Challenge - Keep Swimming Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

It's Wonderful Wednesday time!! We hope you can play along!! As's ANYTHING GOES!! Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!!

Hmmm, it seems to me that a little birdie told that something fun is happening on Friday! Make sure ya tune in!!

We want 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 name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until May 30th 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!!
In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a Sketch. The sketch will last all month long and if you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if ya need it!

I have summer on the brain and when I think of summer I think of swimming! So I chose Keep Swimming stamp.
I distressed my background with Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean distress inks and sprayed a couple drops of water for the water blotches. I thought it worked perfectly for my underwater scene ! 

Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean
Anchors Aweigh Doodlebug Paper Pack
Skin - E000, E01, E04, E21, E11
Shorts - B06, B04, B02
Orange - YR04, YR07, YR09
Mouthpiece - N6, N4
Mask - YG13, YG17
Hair - E39, E97, E19, E08

I hope this card inspires you! Can't wait to see your creations! Be sure to visit the Kraftin Kimmie Stamps blog and Facebook page.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Skrappy Challenge Planner Pages Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

It's Challenge time over at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps ! 
Hey yall!! It's time to once again get SKRAPPY!!! This challenge is for ANYthing but a Kard!!!
You can create ANYthing your little heart desires as long as it's NOT a card!!! Calendars, bookmarks, pocket pages, traditional scrap pages, holiday gifties, planner pages, tags... you get the picture! Come play along with us each month and let's get some of those photo's out of boxes and on to something creative and fun!! You will have a whole month to play along and you can play as many times as you like! Here are a few things to remember...

1. Create ANY scrap page, Project Life Layout or pocket page cards, altered item, etc. JUST NOT A CARD!
2. MUST be a NEW creation (created on or after this post date)
3. MUST use Kraftin Kimmie stamps to be entered in to the drawing.
4. You have a month to play, enter AS MANY TIMES as you'd like!
5. PRIZES?!? Of course there are prizes!! Once we've reached 5 entries, we draw a random winner (winner will be drawn at the close of the challenge)!!
6. You have until Monday, June 26th @ 12:00 pm Eastern to get your entries in.
7. Be sure to also share your creations on our Krafty Friends FB page so we can all drool and OOHHHH and AHHHHH!

For my challenge project today I decorated some more planner pages. This time I added some clouds using my distress inks. I colored up the dragons and cut them out using my scan n cut. 

Broken China Distress Ink
G09, YG25, YG23, YG21, G29, G03, G07, G05

Monday, May 22, 2017

Pool Piggies Guest Design Gerda Steiner Designs

Hello!! I'm super excited to be Guest Designing for Gerda Steiner Designs for this super cute Pool Piggies stamp set! There are so many super fun summer cards I have in mind!

My first card is with a fun distressed background. I used my Tim Holtz distress inks but this background was one of a few that I was experimenting with and unfortunately forgot to write down my colors. Lesson learned! If I were to venture a guess, I would say I used Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Faded Jeans. I diecut the distressed background with my Striped Sentiment Strip Die to create the white lines. I thought it broke up the background nicely.

I colored up my cute piggie and raft and cut them out with my Scan N Cut machine then pop dotted it onto my card front.

Raft - YR14, YR16, YR18
Shorts - B02, B04, YG09, YG06, YG03
Hooves - N6, N5, N4
Pig - BV00, R000, R00, R01, R02

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Distress Inks & Magical Day 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store

Happy Saturday! I have two posts today so if you are looking for the Kraftin Kimmie Saturday Challenge please click HERE.

I'm on the blog today for 7 Kids Your Crafting Supply Store with a super fun distressed background AND .... I have a process video to go with it ! Please excuse my voice in it as I'm just getting over a head cold .

For this background I'm using my Distress Ink Oxides and a ziploc bag! Crazy what we find around the house to use on our projects! I'll have all the supplies listed out below the picture and be sure to check out my video! 

I colored up my adorable little unicorn with copic markers and cut it out with my Scan n Cut. I highly recommend getting one of these if you plan on stamping a lot - that is - if you HATE fussy cutting like me ha! I know they are pricey - but totally worth it! 

Anywho - I used pop dots for my unicorn for some dimension and the sentiment I stamped straight onto my card. I use the Misti Stamping Tool to do all my stamping. I seriously cannot say enough good things about this tool. I am horrible at lining things up straight or sometimes things don't stamp all the way and good luck trying to line it back up - clear block or not - its a pain. This stamping tool is awesome! 

(regular distress inks will work too!)
Neenah White Solar Cardstock
Papertrey Ink cardstock (purple base)
Craft Mat
Spritz bottle
Paper Towel
Ziploc Bag
Body - C2, C1, C0, C00
Mane/Hair - N6, V17, V15, V12
Hooves - N6
Horn - Y17, Y04
Heart - R43

Now check out the video! 

Saturday Challenge Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
We always enjoy your creations so be sure to submit them so you can have a chance to WIN a $20 gift card to the Shop!! Show us your stuff!! In keeping in line with the rest of our challenges (Wonderful Wednesday and our NEW Krafty Scrappy Challenge), we will be drawing one winner per month from all Saturday Challenge entries to win a $20 gift card!! You can enter as many times per month as you'd like!!
Have you joined the Kraftin Kimmie's Krafty Friends fb group?? It's the best place to keep up with all of the goings on as well as sharing YOUR creations and getting inspired by other Krafty Friends' creations!!!
Did you see?!?!?!? You get to MAKE YOUR OWN SALE!!! In honor of the long weekend in Canada (Victoria Day), Kimmie is offering a 20% off coupon code! Use code QUEENVICKY to get 20% off your entire order (excludes NEW category).
In addition to the great Krafty Challenges & Wonderful Wednesday, each month we will post a Sketch. The sketch will last all month long and if you use it in ANY of our Challenges or WW's during that month you will get an additional chance to win a store gift card! You do NOT have to use the sketch, it's just a little extra boost for your mojo if ya need it!

Now create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp or any other stamp and be sure to use our THEME as a starting point for your creation!!! You will have until May 26th at 11:55 pm EST to get your entries in!
Pull out those fabby stamps and play along! Have some krafty fun and join us this week!!

The challenge for this weekend is SPRING! I chose this super cute stamp set Talk to The Animals because to me - this is Spring. Chilling outside watching nature.

Skin - E000, E00, E01, E11, E13, E15
Hair - E59, E57, E34
Pants - B02, B04, B05, B06
Shirt/Shoes - YR09, YR14, YR16
Frog - YG67, YG63, YG61
Turtle - G09, G05, G03, YG25, YG23, YG21
Wood - E30, E34, E44, E47
Grass - YG03, YG13, YG09, G28

Thursday, May 18, 2017

C. C. Designs Popsicle & Distress Inks

Hope you are all having a wonderful day! I was experimenting the other day with my distress inks and tried my hand at creating a background with my tool.

I took my blending tool and just pressed down and turned to create these circles. Something different to try - 

Then I colored up my little Popsicle girl from C.C. Designs, trying to match colors and cut her out with my Scan and Cut. Poof! Done! 

*side note  - I have a really hard time using light colors for coloring but I thought I would challenge myself a little *

Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserve
Skin - E000, E01, E21, E11, E13
Hair - E49, E47, E44
Shirt - B04, B02, B00
Shoes - E43, E44, E47
Shorts - BV01, BV02, BV000
Popsicle - R24, R29, R39

Hope this inspires to play around a little and experiment - you never know what you'll create!