Alcohol Inks & Eskimo Kisses - Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

Hello and welcome ! I'm jumping on the bandwagon with the alcohol inks!! You know me - I love to make backgrounds for my colored images so this fits right in! It's a lot of fun and I can't wait to build up my collection of alcohol inks.

Today is also time for another challenge with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps and the theme is super easy - WINTER!! Honestly, I'm ready for Spring haha but when you live in Wisconsin you never know when that will come. I remember getting snow in May!! 

Anywho onto my project.

I started out by stamping my image from Eskimo Kisses onto Neenah white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloring with my copic markers. My supply list will be down below. Once colored, I cut out my image with my Scan n Cut machine because I'm not big into fussy cutting. 

For my background, I'm using some Ranger Alcohol Inks and Yupo paper. Not gonna lie, I have no clue what colors I used because I was just randomly grabbing bottles and playing . Sorry!! Funny story with this is when I was playing, I went to open my bottle of Blending Solution and I couldn't open the cap! I had tightened it really good in case my son got into my stuff and apparently I REALLY tightened it and had to get the hubby to open it. So this background is just inks - no blending solution.

With the extra ink build up, instead of wiping it with a cloth or having that sticky part on my card I tried covering it with some Tonic Nuvo Silver Gilding Flakes. I just added some here and there where the sticky parts were, pushed down and then wiped off the excess. 

Once this was completely dried, I cut it out with the Blueprint 29 panel die. I also cut a snow hill using the Wintertime border and glitter cardstock. I attached these panels to my side folding card that measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2 and added my cut out image with some foam squares. My sentiment is also from the Eskimo Kisses stamp set that I stamped on white cardstock and cut out with my banner die. 

I am in love with alcohol inks now and I love how this background worked perfectly for my little Eskimo and polar bear! 

Copics Used:
Skin - E04-21-11-01-00
Hair/Boots/Nose - C9-7-5, 100
Jacket - E35-33-31-30
Gloves/Pants - B66-63

Now for the nitty-gritty of the Kraftin Kimmie Challenge! 
Use any one of our stamps to tie into a winter theme for your creation! How fun is that?? Create a card, scrapbook page, altered item etc. with a WINTER theme and submit your design for your chance to WIN! You have until Friday, February 23rd to enter this challenge! Keep in mind, all entries are welcome but you must use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp in order to win.
Each Saturday we post a new challenge and you can enter as many times as you like!!! And each submission during the month will enter you into the monthly prize which will be....
a $40 gift voucher to spend in the krafty shop!!! What do you think? Worth playin' for?

Be sure to hop on over to the Krafty Shop this weekend because our FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS are up with FOUR of our amazing stamp sets on 40% OFF! Plus we've got a bunch of fabby sets back in stock!

Joyful Easter

Hello everyone and welcome back! I have a super sweet card to share using some of the new release from Pink & Main. They have a fabulous new release this month that you just HAVE to check out ! I'll have the products listed down below.

My card starts out with using the Joyful Easter stamp and die set. I stamped this sweet bunny onto Neenah White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I used my copic markers to color it in and die cut out with the coordinating dies that you can purchase separately. 

Next, I cut out a piece of patterned paper from the Jolly paper pack using the Stitched Rectangle Die and added this to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" note card. I cut this beautiful bow from the Bow die set using the glitter paper from Simon Says Stamp and added a glass enamel to the middle. 

Then sentiment is also found on the Joyful Easter stamp set that I stamped on white cardstock with the Night Sky ink from Pink & Main. I added my sentiment piece first and then the bunny using foam squares. I couldn't resist adding these glass enamels to the card for a little extra bling. I hope you enjoyed today's card and will check out these new products! 

Color Along - Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying your Monday! I have another color along video for you today using one of the brand new released stamp sets from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps. Today I'm going to be using the rhino from the set Wild World. I love these critters! 

I decided to color my rhino is some non-traditional colors onto some Kraft Cardstock from Papertrey Ink. I honestly have never colored on Kraft cardstock before but I love the look! What's interesting is this is the same color combo I used on my baby tag from Preview day #3 of the Kraftin Kimmie Stamps new release. Just the switch in cardstock gives it a whole different look! 

I start out stamping my image onto the Kraft Cardstock using Memento Tuxedo black ink. Then I color it with my copic markers. I start out the coloring by going over where I think the shadows will be and blending that out working from darkest to lightest. I add some highlights, I used a white polychromos pencil over the lightest areas of my image.

To keep this a one layer card, I created a mask for the top portion of my rhino. I added the mask to my image and then cut a heart from some white cardstock using a Stitched Heart die. I held my heart template in place with some post it note tape and added some Adbandoned Coral distress oxide ink to the heart. 

After removing the template, I stamped a sentiment from this same stamp set using Versafine ink.

Copics Used
White Polychromos Pencil

You can watch the video here on my youtube channel or down below.

Save the Crafty Youtuber!

Welcome everyone! Long read but well worth it!  I'm very excited to a part of this amazing hop! This hop was put together by Justine Hovey to help the many youtubers that are affected by the recent changes by Youtube.

If you've been following my creative journey you may know that I'm pretty new to Youtube. I'm very grateful for all the people that follow and view my video tutorials. A lot of time goes into making videos - way more than I expected but they are fun to make and watch!

In order to make any compensation from videos you can have to have a certain number of views and subscribers in which Youtube has recently raised the bar on. This affects not only me but a lot of hard-working Youtubers. Some may even lose any money that has accumulated when this change takes affect. This hop is to not only help those Youtubers gain views and subscribers but also you may find people you never knew were out there. I'm super excited for this hop and all the things that I can learn!

A huge thank you to the sponsors! Each video is sponsored with a $25 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp and 2 Catherine Pooler Ink pads. This is beyond amazing especially since they are 55 channels in this hop!! Each comment will get you a chance to win so the more you comment, the more chances you have at winning! Justine Hovey, who organized this hop will be picking a winner from each channel and announcing them HERE on her blog on February 26.

I'm also very grateful for Christine over at C.C. Designs for adding a BONUS gift certificate to my channel of $25!! I will pick a winner from the comments on my channel separately.

On to my project! I created a fun card today that was inspired by a technique I saw from Jennifer McGuire. She called it the In and Out Card. Be sure to visit my channel to see how I put this together. My supplies are listed in the description area of my video and also down below this post as well.

You can view my video on my youtube channel HERE or down below

Copics Used
Dress - B18-16-13-06-02-01
Skin - E04-11-21-01-00
Hair - E35, YR24-31

February Release Blog Hop Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

It's time ! It's time ! Are you ready?! It's hop day with the February release from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps!! What an amazing release this is! 

For my project today, I used the Wild Ones stamp set and this time picked the giraffe to color up. I adore these cute critters on this stamp set.

To start off, I stamped my image onto Neenah white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with my copic markers. Then I cut out around the image using my Scan n Cut machine. 

For my background, I started with a piece of Kraft cardstock to build my little scene. I added my first layer of Rustic white cardstock measuring 4" x 5 1/2" to the Kraft cardstock. Next, I added a strip of patterned paper with the clouds on it to the top half of the card. This comes from the Spring Things Doodlebug paper pack. I cut some grass from some green patterned paper also from the Spring Things pack, using the Grassy Edges die set. I layered those grass pieces on my card making sure not to glue to top down completely.

I attached my giraffe to the card putting it in between the grass. I cut a banner from the Banners die set and stamped my sentiment which is on the Wild Ones stamp set. I also added this cute heart banner to the top corner using a Heart Banner die set. It's hard to see in the pictures but I added some shimmer with a Nuvo Glitter Pen and topped it with Nuvo Glaze. It's really pretty in person! 

Copics Used
Eyes - YG17-13
Body - YR27-24-31
Spots - E79-35

ALL THREE new sets will be available this afternoon in the Krafty Shop!

So let's have a big happy hop around the design team blogs and check them all out in action! Grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while you hop around and enjoy all the amazing creations!!

ALL the new sets will be available individually BUT if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our February Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all THREE of the new sets together and at a discount! But only for a limited time and while supplies last!

New Releases!

So many fabulous products have been released this week!! Here is a look at some of the other releases that have come out and are now available for purchase!

Pink & Main

Concord & 9th

Neat & Tangled

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Preview Day 3 - Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Wild World

Welcome to Day 3 of Previews from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps ! 

This adorable set is from artist, Emilie Goulet!

And it's called WILD WORLD!

Here are some awesome babies from the animal kingdom!

Check out the giraffe, the tiger and the baby rhino! Plus some sweet accessory stamps for making backgrounds or decorating envelopes plus five coordinating sentiments!

Don't you just LOVE it?!?

My project today featuring this fabulous new stamp is a cute little tag! I love the look of Kraft paper and have been meaning to use it more. I decided this way a perfect time to do so! I cut my tag from the Tag Die from Pink & Main. All of my supplies will be listed down below. I went for some non-traditional colors too which makes this even more interesting!

I cut a strip of paper from the My Heart Paper pad and added that to my tag. Next I die cut a heart from the Heart Die using some Stone colored cardstock and added the sentiment "oh baby" from the Wild World stamp set. 

My adorable hippo is stamped on Neenah White cardstock and colored with copic markers then cut cut out with my Scan n Cut Machine. I added to my tag using some foam squares and put finishing touches on the tag using these awesome new Glossy Dots! 

Copics Used 
Kraft Paper - Papertrey Ink

You will see this sweet set in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs! You'll see the list of Krafty design team members and Krafty Guest below and be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a $10 gift voucher to the krafty shop EACH DAY this week!!
Now don't forget!!! It's also CHALLENGE DAY and as always, during release week the theme is ANYTHING GOES!!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp!! Use any sketch, any design, any embellishments because Anything Goes! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd LOVE to see your KKS designs. You have a week to play with this challenge (until Feb 16th) and at the end of the month, we'll announce a WINNER from all of the weekly challenges for February! We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN a $40 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!! Wanna win??
I hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes on Sunday morning beginning at 11am EST!! You can come hang out with the me and Krafty Team at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY! Come join us to help celebrate the new release, check out lots of krafty kreations, have a chance to win some prizes and hang out with all our krafty friends!

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