Most Wonderful Time of the Year


I love traditional holiday colours. You know, the gorgeous reds and greens of the season.  But there's something special about getting a non-traditional card with a fun colour combination.  So this week I challenge you to use the traditional red & green colour scheme or try using a non-traditional blue & purple combination!

For my card this week, I wanted to use the adorable "Yeti or Not" stamp set using those crazy Yeti characters!  I began by stamping my Yetis and the mountains in the background using Totally Taupe ink.  This colour is perfect for no-line colouring!

For my sky, I used Amazing Azure, Sparkling Sapphire, Stormy Sky ink.  Plus I had to add a few fun snowflakes from the Sparkling Snowflakes Stencil.   My greeting today is from the beautiful "Snowflake Kisses" stamp set.  A few "Pastel Krafty Dots" made the card complete!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have fun with my challenge and I hope you have a wonderful and krafty weekend!

~ Ally ~

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Catherine Pooler Black Friday Sale!

Catherine Pooler Designs is holding their biggest sale EVER!
This weekend is a perfect time to share the news and add some stuff to your holiday stocking!  

All products are eligible for sales discounts, even the INK! The Black Friday Sale runs through Monday, November 30th at 11:59 ET. Customers can take advantage of our tiered discounts. The more you shop, the more you save! 

*the fine print*
Discount codes can not be combined.
Discount codes do not apply to subscriptions.
Discount codes are valid on in stock items only (we do expect to sell out of some products!) and can't be used on previously placed orders.
Discount codes DO apply to our already discounted bundles!

New Holiday Gift Bundles

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Have a friend or relative that would love to get started stamping?  Choose one of our new gift bundles and they'll have all you need to create some simple but awesome cards! All of our bundles are discounted, so when you shop with our discount codes you save EVEN MORE.

Check your gift giving list and see who's on the nice list and treat them to CP goodies under the tree this year!

Thank you for stopping by!  Happy shopping!

~ Ally ~

Holiday Peek-A-Boo! & a Catherine Pooler Designs Black Friday SALE!


Happy Tuesday everyone! Today I'm sharing a fun slimline card with lots of fun interactive and fun layers.  My card features all products from Catherine Pooler Designs.

I started by stamping the 3 sets of shutters "Outside Your Window" stamp set on the front with Samba ink. I then cut them with their coordinating die which allows the shutters to open.

I decorated the middle window the "Peace & Joy Word Die", the "Leave Me in Paradise" leaves and the simple "Chalkboard Frames" die.  I used a mini velcro dot under the sentiment to keep the sentiment piece closed.

For the top window, I also used the plant stamp, "Leave Me in Paradise" again and popped in a Copic colored "Peeking Pets" kitty cat stamped image.

I used one of the lab puppies for the middle window along with the curtain stamps from the "On the Window Sill" stamp set.  Isn't his Santa cute?? I "kissed" a polka dot stamp on the curtain stamp to apply the dots!

For the final bottom window, I die cut some vellum curtains to attach plus I added a greenery area to the right side using a small stamp from the "Leave Me in Paradise" stamps and drew in some berries.

The pretty flowers in the window are from the "Boxes of Blooms" stamp and die set.  I used a pretty Coral Cabana color on those blooms and drew in some yellow centers in the odd floral. Isn't that "Peeking Pet" puppy adorable too?

I'm going to send this card to someone who loves kitties and puppies this Christmas!

And now the CPD sale deets... 

The Catherine Pooler Designs Black Friday Sale begins on Wednesday, November 25 at 9am Eastern.  Watch your email for the coupon codes to save up to 30% off your entire order! You can sign up for the CPD newsletter HERE!

This means, EVERYTHING in the shop is on sale, my friend! 

Catherine will be on Facebook Live throughout the weekend with short videos sharing products and project ideas and to just hang out.

Hope to see you over there! 

~ Ally ~

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Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps November Release NOW Available!

Today we are celebrating all the new fabulous holiday goodies in our November Release that are NOW available in the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps shop!

All three of our new stamp sets, plus two new stencils, a new hybrid ink colour SOFT SAGE and new DREAMY DOTS were released yesterday and we're excited to share it ALL with you in a fabulous krafty HOP!
So let's check everything out as we hop around the Krafty Design Team's blogs today! Grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while we take you on the krafty tour!
For my card I began by using the new "Study Buddy Stencil" and some Granite Grey ink and making a soft back drop.  I used a Copic Multi-liner to trace around the shapes in the stencil.
Then I stamped my book pile, mice and sunflower (from the "Love Bug" stamp set) and masked them off.  This allowed me to use the Wonderful Waves Stencil and the new "Soft Sage" ink to create the grass. I also used the Krafty Scenery Stencil to mask off where I stamped my sentiment with Wicked Black and Ruby Red ink.

I had a blast making this card!
The entire release of stamp sets this month was designed by artist, Melissa Baker-Nguyen! The first is called SAVE MY PLACE

 And the second is HANDMADE SENTIMENTS!

The last stamp set is PLANNER DOODLES!

Available now is our stunning new yummy green hybrid ink colour called SOFT SAGE! As always it's available in large ink pad, ink cube and ink refill!

We have two new AMAZING stencils called.... STUDY BUDDY and SPLISH SPLASH!

And lastly we have the perfect finishing touch for all your creations with our new Krafty Dots called... DREAMY DOTS!

Now head on out on today's celebration blog hop and check out all the new products in action as the Krafty Team shares their incredible designs! Then jump on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps shop and grab some of these fabulous goodies for yourself!
Happy kraftin'!
~ Ally ~ 

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Meet... Handmade Sentiments


Welcome back to Day TWO of our November Krafty Peeks! Are you excited about what you've seen so far!? Are you ready for more?  I hope your answer was yes because we've got more fabulous fun for you today!
The stamp set we are 'peeking' for you today is from artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen and it's called...

This adorable set features lots of fabulous designs for the backs of your cards, for stamping on envelopes and tags, for gifts and lots more! SO many options and this one is a must-have in your krafty collection!
For my card I had this fun idea where I brought in the worm image from the "Save My Place" stamp set revealed yesterday here and I'd dress him up... giggle... and boy did I have fun!  I made the worm in the center my "one of a kind" gal!
This stamp set is perfect for "signing" the backs of all your handmade cards!
Check out HANDMADE SENTIMENTS in so many gorgeous creations today as you hop around the Krafty Team's blogs! You'll also see the new stencils, hybrid ink and krafty dots along the way! Be sure to leave some love at each stop on the hop because I'll be giving away some krafty $$ to the shop!

You'll see more of our November goodies tomorrow and then everything will be released after our LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 2pm ET in the Krafty Friends Facebook group!
For now, check out all the sweet goodness in today's hop!
~ Ally ~

One of a Kind Worm

stamps: KKS (Handmade Sentiments, Save My Place)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
inks: KKS (Wicked Black, Soft Sage, Morning Marigold, Tempting Tangerine, Mermaid Melody, Whimsical Wisteria, Ruby Red), Copic Markers, Copic Multi-liner (0.3), Sakura (Glaze Pen)
stencils: KKS (Splish Splash Stencil, Sprinkles Stencil)
dies: Simon Says Stamp (Circle Thin Frames)
other: Glossy Accents, Stickles (Diamond)
dots: KKS (Dreamy Dots)
I will be updating the linked list of products below when they reach the KKS Shop on Saturday!  Stay tuned for all the new products!!  

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Meet... Save My Place

Who's ready for lots of brand new Krafty goodies?! It's time for our November Release Peeks to begin at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
Today's featured set is by Melissa Baker-Nguyen and it's called... SAVE MY PLACE!

We all have readers in our lives! This super cute stamp set is perfect for lovers of the written word with lots of fun sentiments and such an assortment of literature lovin' critters!
Have you seen all the adorable critters in this stamp set????  They are stinkin' adorable!!  I used almost of all of them on my card front today.  And did you see that soft back ground?  It's the new "Study Buddy Stencil" - so cute! Plus, I used the new "Dreamy Dots" too!
As you hop around the design team's blogs today you'll be able to check out SAVE MY PLACE! in action in combination with a lot of our other new November Kraftin' Kimmie products! You will spot our newest addition to the Kraftin' Kimmie Hybrid Ink rainbow! It's a gorgeous new colour... called SOFT SAGE! As always it will be available in full sized ink pads, ink cubes and ink refills!

We've got TWO new Krafty Stencils for this month's release to help add some funky fun to your creations! They are called... STUDY BUDDY and SPLISH SPLASH! Both designs are perfect for all your cards, scrapbook pages, mixed media and more!

And of course we are adding the perfect new coordinating Krafty Dots for this release! This month's additions are called DREAMY DOTS for adding the fabulous finishing touch to your design!

You'll get to see all of our brand new goodies in action over the next few days of the November Krafty Peeks and everything will be released at our LIVE November Release Party on Saturday, November 21st at 2pm ET in the Krafty Friends Group!
For now, hop around and check out some amazing creations from the Krafty Team and be sure to leave some love at each stop on the hop! Your comment could be a WINNER of some krafty $$ to use in the shop! 

Come on back tomorrow for some more krafty fun and goodness!
~ Ally ~ 
Too Many Books
stamps: KKS (Save My Place)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
inks: KKS (Wicked Black, Granite Grey), Copic Markers
stencils: KKS (Study Buddy Stencil)
dots: KKS (Dreamy Dots)
I will be updating the linked list of products below when they reach the KKS Shop on Saturday!  Stay tuned for all the new products!! 

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Quiet Christmas: Joy to the World Bouquet


Happy Monday everyone!  Today is the final day of reveals for the "Quiet Christmas" collection for Power Poppy.

Our final stamp for the collection is this stunning bouquet... the "Joy to the World Bouquet" stamp set!  This was an absolute joy to color too!

I used a combination of Copic Markers and Polychromos Pencils to color up this beauty.

Now that all 5 stamp sets are revealed, you can purchase the whole bundle... HERE!

Now check out what my fellow Bloomies have to share with you today...

Barbara C
- you are here!
SathyaKala - go here now!!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you've enjoyed the second half of the Quiet Christmas collection. Happy shopping!

~ Ally ~

Joy to the World Bouquet

stamps: Power Poppy (Joy to the World Bouquet)
patterned papers: Craft Consortium (It's Snome Time 6x6), Crate Paper (Falalala 6x6)
cardstock: Recollections (100# White)
inks: Copic Markers, Polychromos Pencils
paint: FineTec (Red, Green Pearl)
other: threads

Quiet Christmas: Cuddle in the Cabin


Howdy!  Happy Sunday!  Today is Day 9 of the Power Poppy "Quiet Christmas" reveal.

Today we are revealing the gorgeous "Cuddle in the Cabin" stamp set!

I chose to keep my coloring pretty simple today and layer up the patterned papers instead.  Isn't it a beautiful scene?

Now go and check out what the rest of the Bloomies have to share with you today!


Barbara C
- you are here!

Stacy - go here next! 
Power Poppy Blog

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope to see you tomorrow for our final Quiet Christmas reveal!

~ Ally ~

stamp: Power Poppy (Cuddle in the Cabin)
patterned papers: Echo Park (Lumberjack Christmas 6x6)
dies: Spellbinders (A2 Curved Matting Basics A)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White)
ink: Copic Markers

Quiet Christmas: Season's Greenings


Happy Saturday!  Today over at Power Poppy, the Bloom Brigade is sharing the newest clear set, "Season's Greenings".

This stamp set is packed full of amazing holiday and Winter images for you to color!

I chose to group our little elf with that beautiful wheel barrow together...

Check out what the team has to share with you today...

Thanks for stoppin' by!  See you again soon!

~ Ally ~

Elf Greenery Scene

stamps: Power Poppy (Season's Greenings)
patterned papers: PhotoPlay (Not a Creature was Stirring 6x6)
cardstock: Recollections (100# White)
inks: Copic Markers

Skate. Sleep. Repeat.


Welcome to the Three Room Studio Saturday Challenge!
This week's challenge is .... to use circles on your card.

For my card, I used the "Skate Sleep Repeat" stamp set.  I went with a fun rainbow colour palette.  I also stamped the solid skate stamps inside the circles to repeat this week's theme.

For all the Saturday Challenge rules, check out the Three Room Studio blog, HERE.

Please take a gander at some of our fellow designer creations for today's challenge...

Thanks for checking out my fellow talented designers!
~ Ally ~
stamps: TRS (Skate Sleep Repeat)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White & Black)
inks: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps (Summer Sunshine, Morning Marigold, Goblin Green, Amazing Azure, Whimsical Wisteria, Raspberry Rose, Wicked Black), Copic Markers
stencil: Honey Bee Stamps (Polka Dots Background)
dies: Catherine Pooler (Circles Dies)

Believe in the Magic


Good morning and welcome to another fabulous and fun Saturday Challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  Are you ready for another fun and krafty challenge to inspire you and help get your creative juices flowing?  We've got some fabulous ideas for you and can't wait to see what you create!

This week, Krafty Girl Danielle V. is your hostess and her challenge for you is to make a Fall or Winter card!

I started my Winter card by stamping the adorable elves and reindeer from the "Elf-tacular" stamp set with Marvellous Mocha ink.  Then I used the Magical Mosaic Stencil and my Copic Airbrush System to stencil my back drop.  I wanted to try a little bit of a different colour palette on this card.  I think it turned out okay!

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!  The monthly prize is a $25 voucher to the Krafty shop!!! 

There are two ways to enter: you can link up your creation on the Kraftin’ Kimmie blog page and
you can upload your photo to the album in our Krafty Friends FB group.

Also, if you need a little extra inspiration or a jump start to your mojo, we have a new sketch each month!  Feel free to use it any time!

And don't forget about this weekend's Frugal Friday Specials!!  We've got a selection of gorgeous stamp sets on SALE 40% OFF this weekend while supplies last!!

Happy kraftin'!

~ Ally ~

Believe in the Magic
stamps: KKS (Elf-tacular)
cardstock: Recollections (110# White), Tim Holtz (Green Metallic)
inks: KKS (Marvellous Mocha), Copic Markers
dots: KKS (Summertime Dots)
stencils: KKS (Magical Mosaic Stencil)

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