Krafty Layers!

Hello and welcome to another fun Saturday Challenge!  Are you ready for some krafty fun?  We can't wait for you to play along and share your amazing krafty kreations!

This week our hostess is Krafty Girl, Melany and your challenge theme is....LAYERS!

For my layered card creation I chose to grab the adorable “Polar Pals” stamp set to use. I stamped it out 3 separate times and then proceeded to colour in each image according to where I was going to cut each piece.

And this is what all those layers look like from the side.  Can you see them?

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 a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp 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 fun sketch to inspire you for the month of January! 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!

There are two ways to enter our challenges! 1) you can link up your entries at the bottom of this post and 2) share your KKS creations in our Krafty Friends facebook group! We can't wait to see what you create!

Don't miss our Frugal Friday Specials!! There is a selection of our fabulous stamp sets on SALE 40% OFF but only for the weekend and only while supplies last!

Happy kraftin'!
 
~ Ally ~



stamps: Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps (Polar Pals)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
inks: KKS (Wicked Black, Bubbly Blue), Catherine Pooler (Aquatini), ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers, Copic Markers 
dies: Spellbinders (Create a Flake 1), MFT (Stitched Mini Scalloped Ovals)
patterned paper: Catherine Pooler (Snowy Day 6x6)
stencil: MFT (Mini Cloud Edges)
dots: KKS (Lovey Dots)
other: Stickles (Star Dust)

Tropical Birthday Greetings

Howdy!  Happy Wednesday!  I hope you’ve been creative this week. 

Today I’m sharing a card using the newest sketch from Splitcoaststampers. Click HERE to go directly to the sketch post to check out all the details of this week’s sketch.

I decided to create a fun tropical birthday card for my hubby for his birthday this week.  I chose to use this amazing “Big Sexy Leaves” large stamp set from Power Poppy.  I love all the different leaves in this gorgeous back ground stamp.

As you can see, I decided to add some shine to my card using some Tim Holtz metallic kraft-stock paper.  I cut it with a very detailed die from Cheery Lynn Designs.

I hope you’ll check out all the sketch cards in the Splitcoast gallery.

Have a crafty day!

~ Ally ~


stamps: Power Poppy (Big Sexy Leaves)
cardstock: Recollections (110# & 65# White), Tim Holtz Kraft Stock (Metallic Jewels 8x8)
patterned paper: Sunny Studios (Dots & Stripes Pastels)
inks: Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps (Enchanted Emerald), Copic Markers
dies: WPlus9 (Timeless Tags 2), Cheery Lynn Designs (Eastern Star Doily with Angel Wings), Elizabeth Craft Designs (Happy Birthday), My Favorite Things (Little Lowercase Letters)

Kraftin' Kimmie: Flowers!

Hello and welcome to another fun Saturday Challenge!  Are you ready for some krafty fun with Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps?  We can't wait for you to play along and share your amazing krafty kreations!

This week our hostess is Krafty Girl, Sabrina and your challenge theme is....

FLOWERS!


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 a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp will earn you double entries! Each submission will enter you into the monthly draw of a $40 gift voucher to the krafty shop!

For today’s challenge I chose to pull out my “Buds and Blooms” stamp set and the new Pretty in Pink ink along with this month’s ink of the month, Raspberry Rose plus some Mossy Meadows ink for my greenery.

I used the Granite Grey ink and the fun “Sweater Weather Stencil” to create a soft back ground for my card.

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

There are two ways to enter our challenges!
1) you can link up your entries at the bottom of this post and
2) share your KKS creations in our Krafty Friends facebook group! We can't wait to see what you create!


Don't miss our Frugal Friday Specials!! There is a selection of our fabulous stamp sets on SALE 40% OFF but only for the weekend and only while supplies last!
Happy kraftin'!

~ Ally ~


stamps: KKS (Sweet As Can Bee, Buds and Blooms)
ink: KKS (Pretty in Pink, Raspberry Rose, Mossy Meadow, Granite Grey), Copic Markers
cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
stencil: KKS (Sweater Weather Stencil)
other: Stickles (Stardust)

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps... Release Day!

Hooray!! It's finally here! Today we are celebrating ALL the new goodies from our January Release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

All FOUR new clear stamp sets are NOW available in the krafty shop, along with our new Pretty in Pink Hybrid Ink, TWO new stencils and our brand new Kraftin' Kimmie DOTS!

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

First up is the incredible new set from our new artist, Neda Sadreddin called....

Next is the super cuddly new set from artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen called....


Then we shared the fabulous new set by artist Emilie Goulet called....

And the last clear stamp set is a fabulous set of those shapes we all use and love....

We also have a brand new Hybrid Ink in the large ink pad, mini cube and ink refill and it's called....

We have two new stencils that you will love called....
HAPPY HEARTS and HARLEQUIN!

Lastly is our BRAND NEW product in the Kraftin' Kimmie line and that's our new KIMMIE DOTS!! First is the must have...

Everything is available now at the krafty shop 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!

Now head on out on the blog hop to check out these lovely goodies in action and then head on over to the krafty shop to scoop them up!

I couldn’t resist making a fun, interactive card to share with you on the blog hop today.I chose to use the 3 fabulous super gals from the "You Are SUPER!" stamp set.  They're just too adorable!  I also used the Harlequin Stencil and some fun Krafty Basic Dots on my back ground as well.

Here’s the card in action…. 

Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin'!

~ Ally ~


Stamps: KKS (You Are Super)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# & 65# White)
Inks: KKS (Wicked Black), Distress Oxides (Blueprint Sketch, Faded Jeans, Black Soot, Fossilized Amber), Versamark, Copic Markers, Polychromos Pencils, Sakura (White Gel Pens, Glaze Pen)
Embossing Powder: Stampendous! (Copper Detail)
Enamel Dots: KKS (Krafty Basic Dots)
Stencil:  KKS (Harlequin

Purple Hyacinth Celebration

Happy Friday all!  Today I’m joining a couple of the Bloom Brigade from Power Poppy to share some fun cards.

I chose to use the gorgeous Hyacinth from the “Hellebore & Hyacinth” stamp set.

I colored my blooms with Copic Markers and then added a few fine details with Polychromos Pencils.
I also added some Liquid Pixie Dust from Inkon3 to make my back drop shimmer!

Now… take a look at what my fellow Bloomies have created to share with you today…

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you plan to get creative this weekend.

~ Ally ~


stampsPower Poppy (Hellebore & Hyacinth, O Hoppy Day
ink: Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps (Granite Grey), Catherine Pooler Designs (Black Jack, Seafoam, Fiesta Blue, Juniper Mist)
dies: My Favorite Things (Stitched Rectangles)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
other: Inkon3 (Liquid Pixie Dust)

Krafty Peeks ~ Day 3: You Complete Me!

Welcome back to Day THREE of our January Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Today we are sharing a wonderful stamp set by Emilie Goulet!
It's called YOU COMPLETE ME!
This set shows that there are all kinds of love in the world! Love between couples, love between partners, love for friends and family! And it's not just for Valentine's Day...we should be showing our love for each other every day!! The set features two main images and six coordinating sentiments!

I'd also like to announce something NEW that we are doing this year! It's called INK OF THE MONTH!

Each month we will put one of our Krafty Kolours Hybrid Inks on SALE 15% OFF for the rest of the month! This month the Ink of the Month is......

....RASPBERRY ROSE!
Be sure to scoop up the large ink pad and ink refill right now! 

You'll get to see ALL of our new goodies...stamps, stencils, ink and DOTS in action over the next couple of days in the January Krafty Peeks and they'll all be released at our LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday, January 12 at 2pm EST in the Krafty Friends group!

For now, hop around and check out some samples from our incredible Krafty Team featuring YOU COMPLETE ME! And leave some love at each stop on the hop because some random commenters are going to WIN some $$ to the krafty shop!

I had a blast masking and colouring up the two gal pals in this awesome stamp set.  I used the brand new Happy Hearts Stencil in their back ground as well using Pretty in Pink ink.
Aren' those two gals adorable?

See you back here tomorrow!

Happy hoppin'!

~ Ally ~


Stamps: KKS (You Complete Me)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
Patterned Papers: Recollections (Holiday Bash 6x6), Your Next Stamp (Just For Fun 6x6)
Inks: KKS (Wicked Black, Pretty in Pink), Copic Markers
Enamel Dots: KKS (Kimmie’s Lovey Dots)
Stencil: KKS (Happy Hearts)
Paint: Delta (White Acrylic)

Krafty Peaks ~ Day Two: Beary Love

Welcome back to our second day of Krafty Peeks for the January release at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
Today we are spillin' ALL the tea and sharing SO many NEW goodies with you....are you ready?

First up is today's super ADORABLE new stamp set from artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen!
It's called BEARY LOVE!!!
I think you'll agree with me that this set is BEARY sweet and will be great to use for many occasions! It includes five main images, a couple of sentiments and a bunch of fabby accessory stamps!

Next...I bet you've been guessing about what our BRAND NEW PRODUCT might be! Well...as papercrafters we love adding that special embellishment that just finishes off our cards or scrapbook pages perfectly! For myself and many others.....that's the wonderful enamel dot!!!

Introducing Kraftin' Kimmie Dots!!
We are releasing TWO sets of the new DOTS this month to kick things off! First up is a set called Krafty Basic Dots which contains all the colours you should have in your arsenal.....black, white, yellow, red and blue! The second set is perfect for this release covering all shades of reds and pinks! The perfect extras to throw in your cart!

How about a NEW Krafty Kolours Hybrid INK??? This month we are releasing this super sweet colour called PRETTY IN PINK! Of course it comes as an ink pad, a mini cube and an ink refill! It coordinates with many of our colours and of course....can be used with our stencils!!!

Stencils you say??? Why yes we DO have new ones for you this month! For January we are releasing TWO new Krafty Stencils perfect for our inks, texture pastes, glimmer pastes and more! They are Happy Hearts and Harlequin!!!

You will see all these goodies in today's krafty hop (and you may have seen some of them in yesterday's hop if you were looking)! ALL of our new krafty goodies will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday, January 12 at 2pm EST in the Krafty Friends group!

Hop around and check out the amazing samples from our incredible Krafty Team and Guests!

I couldn't resist using all of those sweet little bears so that's exactly what I did!   I stamped each of the 4 free-standing bears out using the amazing "Marvellous Mocha" ink and then coloured each didn't bear in a different color of Polychromos Pencil.

I think it turned out adorable!  What do you think??

See you back here tomorrow! Happy hoppin'!

~ Ally ~



Beary Love
Stamps: KKS (Beary Love)
Cardstock: Catherine Pooler (Chocolate, Sand Dunes), Recollections (110# White)
Inks: KKS (Marvellous Mocha, Pretty in Pink), Polychromos Pencils, Sakura (White Gel)

Adoring You.... Available NOW!

Hey everyone!  Today’s the day that the newest collection of the Stamp of Approval goes live for sale... Adoring You!!

Not sure of what a Stamp of Approval collection is all about?  Click here for more info.





PLUS…. don’t forget to check out our SOA Instagram Hop today too.  So many amazing projects by a variety of designers.  Click HERE.






Today I’m sharing a super fun card that I created using the fun Adore Die. I knew the moment I saw it, I’d have to do some weaving!

First I made a panel of rainbow cardstock.  Then I cut it into strips as I went along threading them through the die cut.

I hope you’ve had a blast the last few days taking a look at all the amazing projects by the Catherine Pooler Designers and guests!

Hope you get crafty soon!
 
~ Ally ~
 
 
Stamps: The Key, Love Notes Background
Ink: Twilight, Sweet Sixteen, Stone Blue, Garden Party, Bellini, Tiara 
Paper: Premium White, Smoke & Mirrors, Midnight Cardstock 
Accessories: Adore Die

Krafty Peeks ~ Day One: You are SUPER!

Welcome to the FIRST release of this brand new year at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

This is Day ONE of our January Krafty Peeks and we are over the moon excited to share everything with you! We've got new stamp sets, new stencils, new ink, a BRAND NEW PRODUCT and we're thrilled to be introducing you to our NEW ARTIST!

Hang on tight...'cause here we go!

The first set for January that we are sharing with you is called YOU ARE SUPER and is from our brand new artist, Neda Sadreddin!

We all have women and girls in our lives who are superheros to us and to others! Just by being themselves as a Mom, a Grandma, a Friend...and we need to tell them more often how AWESOME we think they are! So here comes the perfect stamp set! It features a main full sized image plus two portrait sized images in different super cute poses! You can add a mask and even different letters to her chest to make it personal for the recipient! There are several sentiments and options to create your own! I think you'll agree this is a fabulous first set from Neda!

You'll get to see ALL of our new goodies in action over the next few days of January Krafty Peeks and they'll all be released at our LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday, January 12 at 2pm EST in the Krafty Friends group!

For now, hop around and check out some samples from our incredible Krafty Team! You might spot some other new goodies while you're hopping around....and I'll tell you more about them tomorrow!! So come on back!

I decided to showcase the super chick so I kept today's card fairly simple!  I used the super fun "Harlequin Stencil" with some Yummy Yellow ink to create my back ground.


I coloured up our Super Gal with Copic Markers and then added some of the brand new Krafty Basic Dots Enamel Dots for a fun accent.

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy hoppin'!

~ Ally ~
 
 
You Are SUPER!
Stamps: KKS (You are SUPER!)
Cardstock: Recollections (110# White & Black)
Inks: KKS (Marvellous Mocha, Pretty in Pink, Yummy YellowWicked Black), Distress Oxide (Candied Apple)
Enamel Dots: KKS (Krafty Basic Dots)
Dies: Spellbinders (Ovals), Lawn Fawn (Double Slider Die)
Stencils: KKS (Harlequin)

"Adoring You" Video Hop Today!

Howdy all!  Today Catherine has a fun video hop featuring the brand new “Adoring YouStamp of Approval collection.

I thought I’d share another one of my cards before I send you off to Catherine’s YouTube channel…

I just adore the sweet little birdies in the “Happy Together” stamp set included in the collection.  I just had to create a fun bird cage for him using the truly ah-mazing “Adore Die”! 

That fabulous sentiment also comes in this collection too!

I hope you have a blast checking out the fun video the talented designers have to share with you today.  Now off you go to check out Catherine’s video…


Thanks for stopping by!  Don’t forget to check out my post from yesterday, right HERE, to WIN yourself a $25 gift certificate to the Catherine Pooler ShopGood luck!

Happy hopping!

~ Ally ~


Stamps: Congratulations, Happy Together, Sweet Home Wreath, Love Note Background
Ink: Twilight, Bellini, Tiara, Garden Party 
Paper: Premium White, Midnight Cardstock 
Accessories: Happy Together Dies, Adore Die

Adoring You ~ Stamp of Approval Blog Hop


Hello everyone!  Welcome to the blog hop day for the newest Stamp of Approval collection, “Adoring You”!

If you are new to Stamp of Approval... here's what it’s all about!

Stamp of Approval is a box filled with a special collection of stamps and dies just for you!

All of the items in the box can be mixed and matched together and are designed to do so. Accompanied by your favorite ink, this box makes a great gift too! I would suggest Catherine's own ink line, found here.

This lovely box of creative goodies comes straight to your mailbox but you have to order it quickly as it tends to sell out within the first 12 - 18 hours! All the products are brand new and never been seen before. The individual items won’t be available in the shop until much, much later in the year.

To get on the Wait List to receive your "ready for purchase" email, click here!

You are not obligated to purchase; it’s just simply a reminder that it’s available for purchase in the store. If you are a member of StampNation, you will be able to shop the day before the public release date. Just one of the perks of being a member! :)
 
This collection by Catherine Pooler is completely jam packed with amazing stamping goodies to use all year long!  This particular box contains:
  • 1 back ground stamp
  • 4 amazing stamp sets
  • and 1 brand new die! 
Plus you can also purchase from 4 additional add-on dies too!

Here a few cards that I made using the collection and some of their add-ons too!

This card here features the glorious "Adore Die", "So Happy Together" stamps and coordinating dies! 


This beauty here features the add-on die "Backsplash Dies", the "Love Note Background" and "The Key" stamp set.



It even has a pull-out sentiment!


Now, you also have a chance to WIN one of two $25 gift certificates to the Catherine Pooler Shop.  All you have to do is leave a comment.  The more comments you leave, the better your chances of winning are.  The winners will be announced on Catherine's blog later this week.   Good luck!



Allison Cope  -- that’s me! 
Laurel Beard  – go here next!!

Thanks for joining me today!  Have fun on the blog hop and good luck!

~ Ally ~


So Happy Together Window
Stamps: Happy Together
Ink: Limoncello, Tiara, Tiki Torch, Sand Castle, Icing on the Cake, Black Jack, Fiesta Blue, Something Borrowed, Lime Rickey, Eucalyptus
Paper: Premium White, Sand Dunes
Accessories: Adore Dies, Happy Together Dies 

Pull-Out Key Note
Stamps: The Key, Love Note Background
Ink: Party Dress, Pixie Dust, Flirty Fuchsia, Black Jack, Midnight 
Paper: Premium White, Smoke & Mirrors, Midnight Cardstock 
Accessories: Back Splash Dies

Some Chic Purple Penguins

Happy Saturday!  I’m actually off at our Scout’s Bottle Drive today.  I’m in charge of making all the hot food in the kitchen for our youth and their families.

Today is official the first day of the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps design team! I’m so excited to share their amazing products with you over the next year!  The quality of the KKS products are outstanding!  PLUS… the company is Canadian so I love supporting Canadian businesses (plus if you shop from the US, you get great products for greater prices!).

Hello and welcome to our very first Saturday Challenge of 2019!  Are you ready for some krafty fun?  We can't wait for you to play along and share your amazing krafty kreations!

This week your challenge theme is....
SHABBY CHIC!

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 a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp 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 fun sketch to inspire you for the month of January! You don't have to use it but it's there for you to use if you need a little kickstart....feel free to use it any time!

There are two ways to enter our challenges!
1) you can link up your entries at the bottom of this post and…
2) share your KKS creations in our Krafty Friends facebook group! We can't wait to see what you create!
 
For my card this week I’m using the adorable “Perky Penguins”!  I just can’t get enough of them!

To make my card a little more shabby chic (so not my style but I wanted to push myself to do something out of my comfort zone!) I used some sand paper to sand the edges of my die cut flourish plus I used my scissors to distress the edges of my cardstock.

If you also take a peek inside the die cut shape, I used the “Sparkling Snowflakes Stencil” with some of my favourite brown ink, Marvellous Mocha.
 
Don't miss our Frugal Friday Specials!! There is a selection of our fabulous stamp sets on SALE 40% OFF but only for the weekend and only while supplies last!

Happy kraftin'!

~ Ally ~


stamps: Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps (Perky Penguins)
cardstock:  Recollections (110# White), CPD (Sand Dunes Cardstock)
patterned paper: Lili of the Valley (Niti Wit Collection 8x8)
inks: Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps (Marvellous Mocha), Copic Markers, Versamark, Glossy Accents 
stencil: Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps (Sparkling Snowflakes Stencil)
embossing powders: Stampendous! (Detail White)
dies: Spellbinders (Architectural Accents)
enamel dots: Your Next Stamp
washi tape: Recollections
other: gold twine