It's Release Day for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!

Today we are celebrating all the new goodies that are available NOW from our SEPTEMBER Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

All FOUR new clear stamp sets are NOW available over at the Krafty Shop, along with our new ink, TWO new Krafty Stencils and our new Holiday Krafty Dots! Yaaaay!

So let's have a fun hop around the Krafty Team's blogs and check everything out in action! Grab a nice hot (or cold) beverage, sit back and relax while you enjoy this kreative tour!

I decided to make a fun easel card using the Leaves Are Falling stamp set for our final day of release fun!

And here she is all propped up!

First up we have a new set from artist, Cheryl Grant called....Leaves Are Falling....

Then we have TWO new clear stamps set for September from artist, Melissa Baker-Nguyen called.....
Christmas Seals..... and Holiday Wishes!

Next up is a super jolly holiday set from artist, Neda Sadreddin called....Elf-tacular!

And lastly is a super sweet set from a brand new artist and Krafty Team member....Sabrina van Vloten called....  You’re a Squeak-heart!

Also available now is our brand new Hybrid Ink colour in the large ink pad, mini cube and ink refill and it's called.... Berry Bliss!

We have two new stencils that are perfect for all your new creations called....
Holly Stencil and So Many Circles Stencil!

And lastly we've got new KRAFTY DOTS!!
The new set is....Holiday Dots!

Everything is NOW available at the krafty shop! All the new products are available individually but if you HAVE to have it ALL this month, you can pick up our GIMME KIMMIES KIT which contains one of EVERYTHING we released this month and at a discount but for a limited time!

Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin'!

~ Ally ~

Stamps: KKS (Leaves Are Falling)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
Patterned Papers: Lawn Fawn (Knit Picky – Fall 6x6)
Inks: KKS (Totally Taupe, Mermaid Melody), Copic Markers
Dies: Spellbinders (Labels 22), SugarPea Designs (Stitched Flags), Catherine Pooler (Fallen Leaves)
Other: Thread

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You're a Squeak-Heart!

It's Day FOUR of our September Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

We are especially thrilled to share today's stamp set with you because....we have a brand new artist!!  If you're familiar with our Krafty Design team, then you will recognize this's SABRINA VAN VLOTEN!

Several months ago I saw some little doodles that Sabrina had added to one of her KKS creations and I said...did you draw that?!  And those doodles sparked the inspiration for her very first stamp set!!! Here it is....
You’re a Squeak-heart!

This adorable stamp set features a set of MICE!! I mean...could they BE any cuter??!! The set comes with several main images in some super sweet poses plus several accessories and some awesome coordinating sentiments!
I couldn’t resist pairing up our brand new ink, Berry Bliss, one of our new stencils, “So Many Circles Stencil” with these adorable mice!  Aren’t they all a fantastic mix!?!?

Plus a few “Holiday Dots” for some pops of colour too!

Of course, today is also Challenge Day and as always, during release week the theme is Anything Goes! So create a card, scrapbook page, altered item.....with a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp! Use any sketch, design, colour scheme you want!

We can't wait to see your creations and you have all week to play along (until September 20th) and we'll announce the winner at the end of the month! Feel free to link up your submission at the bottom of this post and/or by uploading your pic to the folder in our Krafty Friends Facebook group! You could WIN a $40 gift voucher to the krafty shop!
We've also got a sketch for you! If you're needing a little inspiration, feel free to use this awesome sketch anytime this month!

You'll get to see all sorts of sweet creations featuring You’re a Squeak-heart as you hop around the Krafty Team blogs today! PLUS you'll see some of the other goodies in our new stencils, new ink and new Krafty Dots!

Be sure to join us at our LIVE Facebook Release Party this afternoon (Saturday, September 14th) at 2pm EST where we'll be celebrating ALL the new goodies and they will be released at the online shop!

Happy hoppin'!

~ Ally ~

Stamps: KKS (You’re a Squeak-heart)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
Inks: KKS (Berry Bliss, Wicked Black), Copic Markers
Dies: Catherine Pooler (Circles)
Dots: KKS (Holiday Dots)
Stencils: KKS (So Many Circles Stencil)
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Fortunes of Fall

Thanksgiving is just around the corner for me as I live here in Alberta.  In Canada we celebrate in early October.  So I’m in the mood to create my cards early this year.

Today I chose to pull out the “Fortunes of Fall” stamp set by Power Poppy along with my Polychromos Pencils and create away.

Now go on check out my fellow Bloom Brigade members who have fun projects to share today…

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Ally ~

stamps: Power Poppy (Fortunes of Fall)
cardstock:  Recollections (110# White)
patterned paper: PhotoPlay Paper Co (Fall Breeze 6x6), Lawn Fawn (Knit Picky Fall 6x6)
dies: MFT (Stitched Rectangles, Dimensional Banners), Spellbinders (Labels 4)
inks: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Polychromos Pencils


Welcome back to Day THREE of our SEPTEMBER 2019 release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

We are keepin' things going with a brand new adorable set from artist, Neda Sadreddin called....

Check out these sweet elves, reindeer and SANTA of course! So many fun accessory stamps... presents, snowflakes, candy canes, stars!! Plus several magical sentiments!

I have two cards to share with you today.  I’ll start with my CAS card first.

For my first card, I used the beautiful “Holly Stencil” and some white pigment ink to create a fun strip of holiday fun for my adorable critters to sit at the end of.

And for my second card I created a die cut frosty scene for my Santa and his helper to play in!  I coloured them in with some fun ZIG Markers.

As you hop around the Krafty Team's blogs today you will see the ELF-TACULAR stamp set in action in combination with our awesome new September Kraftin' Kimmie, stencils and krafty dots!

Everything will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends Facebook group on Saturday, September 14th at 2pm EST!

For now, hop around and check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team!!

~ Ally ~

Stamps: KKS (Elf-tacular)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White), Catherine Pooler (Sand Dunes)
Inks: KKS (Wicked Black), ColorBox (Frost White), Copic Markers, Sakura (White Gel Pen), Glossy Accents, Versamark
Embossing Powder: Ink on 3 (Arctic White)
Stencils: KKS (Holly Stencil)
Dots: KKS (Holiday Dots)
Stamps: KKS (Elf-tacular)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
Inks: KKS (Party Peach, Berry Bliss), ZIG Markers
Dies: SugarPea Designs (Log Cabin Mountainscape), MFT (Stitched Rectangles), Simon Says Stamp (Stitched Slopes and Hills)

Holiday Wishes & Christmas Seals

We're back for Day 2 with more HOLIDAY goodness for our SEPTEMBER 2019 release for

Today we have TWO NEW sets by our fabulous artist, Melissa Baker-Nguyen! First up is....

Check out the gorgeous larger sized sentiments in this set in a combination of lovely fonts! They can be used as the focal point of your creation, they can be used in combination with a coloured image, you can use them on the insides of your cards, on tags, on bags and lots more!!

Second up is.....Christmas Seals!

We've updated our trinket style stamp set with a combination of circular sentiments and designs!!! 
These new stamps are perfect to use with your circle punches, your round dies or on their own! Think of all the tags you can create and so quickly using these sweet images with our coloured hybrid inks! Plus they make fabulous additions to your coloured images on cards and scrapbook pages and all your other holiday goodies!
Today I chose to work with the amazing "Holiday Wishes" stamp set.  Who doesn't love a great fantastic Christmas sentiment stamp set?!?  I  combined it with out brand new "Holly Stencil" and one of our previous stencils built for the winter season, the "Sweater Weather Stencil".
And to ink up of my fun stencils and die cut shapes, I used the brand new luscious Berry Bliss ink along with some Charming Chartreuse, Mossy Meadow, Enchanted Emerald and Ruby Red inks.

As you hop around the Krafty Team's blogs today you will see both stamp sets in action in combination with our awesome new September Kraftin' Kimmie products... ink, stencils and krafty dots!
You'll see MORE of our brand new goodies in action over the next few days of Krafty Peeks and everything will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends Facebook group on Saturday, September 14th at 2pm EST!
For now, hop around and check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team!!
~ Ally ~

Stamps: KKS (Holiday Wishes)

Cardstock:  Recollections (110# White), Tim Holtz (Metallic Cardstock)

Inks: KKS (Berry Bliss, Charming Chartreuse, Mossy Meadow, Enchanted Emerald, Ruby Red), Versamark, Ink on 3 (Liquid Pixie Dust), Copic Markers

Dies: MFT (Stitched Rectangles), Honey Bee Stamps (Globe & Ornament Shaker Tag), Catherine Pooler (Tis the Season Dies), Spellbinders (Cinch and Go Poinsettia)

Embossing Powder:  Stampendous! (Clear Detail)

Stencils: KKS (Holly Stencil, Sweater Weather Stencil)

Dots: KKS (Holiday Dots)

Other: Brads, Silver Thread

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Leaves Are Falling!

All the Krafty FUN is about to begin as we kick off the SEPTEMBER 2019 release for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

This is Day ONE of our Krafty Peeks and we are incredibly excited to share everything with you!
You may have seen some sneaky peeks on the Krafty Friends page this week as we introduced these goodies at our 2nd Annual Krafty Retreat but we're going to give you the full low down on these amazing new products for you now!

We've got new stamps, stencils, ink and enamel dots! Get ready 'cause here we GO!

We are starting things off today with a super sweet new FALL set from artist, Cheryl Grant!!Leaves Are Falling!

This stamp set helps us to think of cooler weather, warm sweaters and crunchy fallen leaves! I think they're ready for fall, don't you?
I absolutely adore the sweet little Lucas with his puppy on the pumpkin farm.  What about you?

As you hop around the Krafty Team's blogs today you will see the Leaves Are Falling stamp set in action in combination with our all of our other awesome new September Kraftin' Kimmie products!

You will spot our newest addition to the Krafty Kolours Hybrid Ink line! It's a gorgeous new rich burgundy colour named Berry Bliss!

As always it will be available in full sized ink pads, mini cubes and ink refills!
We've got TWO brand new Krafty Stencils for this month's release to help accessorize your creations!
They are called Holly Stencil and So Many Circles Stencil!

And of course, we are adding the perfect new Krafty Dots for this release!
These ones are called Holiday Dots!

You'll get to see all of our brand new goodies in action over the next few days of August Krafty Peeks and everything will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends Facebook group on Saturday, September 14th at 2pm EST!
For now, hop around and check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team!! Be sure to leave some love on EACH stop on the hop because I'm going to be giving away some krafty $$ to the shop!! PLUS our designers are AMAZING and you should tell them so!
Happy hoppin'!
~ Ally ~

Stamps: KKS (LLeaves Are Falling)

Cardstock:  Recollections (110# White)

Inks: KKS (Marvellous Mocha, Wicked Black), Copic Markers, Sakura (White Gel Pen)

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A Thanksgiving Card

Today I’m sharing a fun Fall card featuring the “Chrysanthemum XL” stamp set and some Brusho and Copic Marker coloring for my Inspire Me Monday for Power Poppy.

So grab a mug of your favorite warm drink and join me on the Power Poppy Blog!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you get inspired and go and create something fun this week!

~ Ally ~

stamps: Power Poppy (Chrysanthemum XL, Fortunes of Fall)
cardstock: Strathmore (Cold Press Watercolor), Recollections (110# White)
ink: Versamark, Catherine Pooler (Peppermint Scrub), Copic Markers
dies: MFT (Stitched Rectangles), Elizabeth Crafts (Happy Birthday)
dots: Kraftin’ Kimmie (Lovey Dots)

Orange Witches

Happy Saturday everyone!  Are you ready for another Saturday Challenge over at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps?

Our lovely hostess this week is Krafty Girl, Melany!  And her challenge for you is....

For my card today I thought I’d make another fun Halloween themed card with our new adorable “I Want Candy” stamp set.  I mean, who can resist those sweet little trick-or-treaters!?!?

As for shapes, I chose to use a circle shaped card base with a square and an oval on it using some fun spook-tacular themed patterned papers.

Here’s a peek at the inside of the card too…

Each and every Saturday we post a brand new challenge for the week and you are welcome to enter as many times as you like! These must be new creations and you are welcome to use any stamp, however using Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and products will earn you double entries! Each submission will enter you into the monthly draw of a $40 gift voucher to the krafty shop!

We've also got a sketch to inspire you for the month of September! You don't have to use it but it's there for you to use if you need a little kick start... feel free to use it any time!

Happy kraftin'!

~ Ally ~

stamps: KKS (I Want Candy)
cardstock: Recollections (110# Black, 65# White)
patterned papers: Doodlebug Designs (October 31st 6x6)
dies: Spellbinders (Lacey Circles), Catherine Pooler Designs (Circles), Simon Says Stamp (Stitched Squares), MFT (Cross-stitched Oval, Stitched Mini Scalloped Oval
inks: KKS (Wicked Black), Copic Markers
other: Glossy Accents

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September is Here!

September is here! Have you got your Canvo all ready with your weekly spreads yet?

I thought I’d share a few more spreads that I’ve finished up with our September Club Canvo collection.  This collection includes the “Hello There September” stamp set and the “This Way Stencil”.

I thought I would go nice and sunny with my first weekly spread.  I thought the sweet little chalkboard image would look fun-tastic at the top of each of my days of the week spreads.

For my next weekly spread, I could resist a little rainbow love so I masked off all my panels and had a ball blending and over lapping my inks!

And for the third week, I went a little more Spa ink colors and had fun lining up all those adorable school supplies!

Some of the other Catherine Pooler Designs products I used on my pages above include:
To purchase anything Canvo related, come and check out the product line right HERE.

I hope you too have got some fun spreads done for this month!  Happy creating!

~ Ally ~

Happy Fall Y'All!

Join me over on the Gerda Steiner Blog this week for a fun fall card tutorial.

I used the adorable “Raccoon” and “Squirrel with Acorns” digital stamps to create a cute Autumn themed creation.

Here’s a little sneak peek for ya…
Click HERE to go to check out my full project!

Hope you enjoy my tutorial too!

~ Ally ~

Totally Tag-o-licious!

Happy Saturday!  Come and join all the Krafty Krew over at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps for the newest Saturday Challenge.

This week’s challenge is all about TAGS!

For my tag today I wanted to use some fun Christmas stamps so I found the adorable “Santa Paws” stamp set to use.  I also used some fun snowflake stamps from the “Perky Penguins” stamp set.

I also had fun using the “Sweater Weather Stencil” and the “Sparkling Snowflakes Stencil”.  I decided to keep my colour scheme simple so I limited my use of inks to only Creamy Caramel, Sparkling Sapphire, Lovely Lagoon and a bit of Totally Taupe ink.  I also added some fun “Underwater Dots” too in coordinating colours.

Don’t forget to check out the Frugal Friday Deals too!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you join us for the challenge this week!

~ Ally ~

stamps: KKS (Santa Paws, Perky Penguins)
tag: Ranger Inkssentials (Craft Tag #8)
inks: KKS (Creamy Caramel, Lovely Lagoon, Sparkling Sapphire, Totally Taupe), Copic Markers
dies: Cas-ual Fridays (Casual Tree), Memory Box (Marvelous Pine Snowy Branches)
stencils: KKS (Sparkling Snowflakes Stencil, Sweater Weather Stencil)
paint: Delta (White Acrylic), Fine Tec (Silver Pearl)
dots: KKS (Underwater Dots)
other: Nuvo Glimmer Paste (Moonstone), thread
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Just Bee-cause

Happy Friday!  I decided to go BLUE  and simple today!  I was inspired to create with the delicate “Bee Kind Toile” stamp set from Power Poppy.

For my first card I decided to keep the design symmetric so I used my MISTI tool and I used all the symmetrical images.  To have the sentiment and blue band match, I used the same colour of ink.

For my second card I used the Gina K. Designs Wreath Builder Template to create my patterned paper.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Ally ~

stamps: Power Poppy (Bee Kind Toile)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White), MFT (Vellum)
inks: Catherine Pooler (Suede Shoes)
dies: MFT (Stitched Rectangles), Honey Bee Stamps (Hugs)

You've Got Mail!

Happy Friday all!  I'm Allison Cope and today we're going to play with a few different digital stamps.  I wanted to use the adorable "Snailmail" digi but I wanted my little snail to have some adorable companions so I found I few other digital images that had envelopes in their hands.  I found the owl with the letter in the "December/January 2016-2017 Digital Bundle" and also the cute "Monster Holding Letter".

I also wanted to share a bit about how I created my image in my editing software.  I use a very old version of PhotoShop, CS3.  If you are not familiar with it or it's out of your price range, try downloading and use the "GIMP" program.  There are tons of YouTube videos to help you learn all about the program plus it's FREE!

Now, come and join me in my craftroom and learn all about how I made this card!

Here's another look at the final card!

Aren't my little letter carriers adorable?

Now, go and visit the Gerda Steiner Designs shop!  There's a sale going on right now too... TODAY's the final day to take advantage of it!
Happy shopping and creating!

~ Ally ~

stamps:  Gerda Steiner Designs (Snailmail, Monster Holding Letter, December/January 2016-2017 Digital Bundle
cardstock:  Strathmore (Bristol Smooth), Recollections (110# White)
patterned paper: Lawn Fawn (Knit picky - Fall 6x6)
inks: ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Halloween Kiddos

Happy Thursday!  Everyone needs that non-scary Halloween card for someone special!  So instead of creating a scary card, try making a whimsical one instead.

For my card I used the adorable witch and tiger trick-or-treaters from the “Halloween Kids Digital Stamp Bundle”.  This digital stamp bundle by Gerda Steiner Designs has a ton of Halloween digital images plus images to make a spooky scene too!

I colored in my kiddos with Polychromos Pencils and then added a soft Wilted Violet Distress Oxide back drop.  So simple and not scary at all!

Hope you too get a chance to create this week!

~ Ally ~

stamps: Gerda Steiner Designs (Halloween Kids Digital Stamp Bundle)
cardstock:  Recollections (110# White)
patterned paper: MFT (Dots & stripes Neutral 6x6)
ink: Ranger Distress Oxide (Wilted Violet)
dots: KKS (Spooky Dots, Fruity Dots)