Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday! Sept. 13, 2017

Hi everyone and Happy Wonderful Wednesday!!

As always, Wednesday is Anything Goes.  My favourite because I can make whatever I wish.  My card today uses Snail Mail, which was released in April 2016.  I just love this little guy and have used him several times.  So perfect for mailing.  The set comes with a Lexi holding a card ready to mail, an adorable kitty, a cute little dog with a letter in it's mouth, a snail and a mailbox, all of which can be used in combination or separately.  It also has 5 sentiments, one of which I have used.

My cardstocks are Kiwi Kiss and Daffodil Delight.  I used Spellbinders Dies, a border punch and some metallic dots.  Unfortunately, I have forgotten what patterned papers I used.

Have fun making your own Wonderful Wednesday Anything Goes creation for a chance to win some lovely new stamps.

Happy crafting,
Nana Diana

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday Rainbow Colours!

Hi everyone and Happy Wonderful Wednesday!!  This card should have been made for this week's Challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  The theme is Rainbows.  I went to the effort of looking for some rainbow patterned papers to use for the card, then I ran out of time and didn't get it done.  Therefore, I made it anyway and since it's always Anything Goes for the Wednesday Challenge, I could do whatever I liked.  The stamp I used was released in August '17 and it's from the Happy Fall Y'All set.  The sentiment is actually a retired one from Kraftin' Kimmie, I really wanted to use it as I am going to send the card to my wee granddaughter for her birthday.  The patterned papers I used are from Lawn Fawn and are aptly named Rainbow Plaid.  The card stocks are Orchid Opulence and Cool Caribbean, sadly both are retired Stampin' Up colours.  I added some Prima Flowers and some Light Orchid Grosgrain ribbon and some litte purple gems.  I also used the September sketch.

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 item....you name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until September 12th 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!
Be sure to enter a creation for the Wonderful Wednesday Challenge for a chance to win some yummy Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

Happy Stampin'
Nana Diana


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

It's Another Wonderful Wednesday!!

It's Wonderful Wednesday time!! We hope you can play along!! As always....it's ANYTHING GOES!! Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!!
For my little creation I used one of the cute Autumn Wishes stamps, Lulu eating her candy floss, so I'm going to say it was at the Fall Fair.  I used the July sketch for inspiration, I love to have a sketch to use.  I coloured Lulu up with my trusty Copics and mounted everything onto some lovely Bermuda Bay card stock.  I punched out a cute border using the same CS and I used some pink for matting on the flowery layer and to frame the image layer.  I also stamped one of the five seniments onto pink.  I used Summer Lovin', but there are some great others too.  I added some lovely metallic Dew Drops in the corners to add a little pizzazz and there you go.
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 item....you name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until August 22nd 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!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps August Release!!



Woohoo! It's finally here!!
Today we are celebrating the release of ALL of our 
NEW August
ALL THREE new sets are NOW available in the Krafty Shop!
Why don't you check them out!
First up is the amazing scene building set called
Next is this fun and versatile set called
And lastly is a wonderful set featuring our feathered friends
This is the stamp set I used.  Those little owls are so cute and they make it so easy to whip up a simple card.  I just coloured two of them and pop dotted them onto a really cool page of patterned paper from the Jillibean pad, Owloween Stew.  The rest of the papers are from the same pad and I love the sheet with the owl story, which I punched out with a die and added down the left side.  I also used one of the sentiments, You're A Hoot and I put a pair of googly eyes on the 'oo'.  Super fun to make.  There are 4 awesome owls, a pile of books in case you want to sit one of the little guys on them.  There are 4 great sentiments, a lovely branch to sit the owls on and a few other stamps, which make this set so versatile.
ALL the new sets are available now individually BUT if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our August 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!
Have fun hopping around and checking out the fabulous August Release!
Have a great week,
Diana

Saturday, August 5, 2017

August 4th. Krafin' Kimmie Challenge. Pearls or Metal Dots!

Happy weekend everyone!  As you can see, this week's challenge is to use pearls or enamel dots on our creations.  I love this kind of a challenge as it gives me a great excuse to use some of those yummy goodies I have in my stash.  My card uses one of the cute little stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps set 'Bugs and Kisses'.  There are several different little bugs in this set, along with a lovely jar stamp that you can put them in.  There are also leaves and several sentiments which are perfect for this set.  The set is perfect for me as I'm really on a kick of making simple cards these days.  So much fun!

My card base is Certainly Celery from Stampin' Up and the borders and the flower and frame are Pixie Pink.  I know I have said it before, but I don't know what I'll do when I run out of my retired card stock.  I used some lovely green half pearls in the corners and also in the centre of my little flower.  The patterned papers I used are called Spring Things from Doodlebug.

Now let's see your creations for a chance to win some Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

Nana Diana

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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It's Wonderful Wednesday time!!  As always....it's ANYTHING GOES!!  Show us what you can do with your Kraftin' Kimmie stamps.
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 item....you name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until August 8th 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!!
My Wonderful Wednesday card is one that I recently made for a wedding.  The sentiment is the focal point on the card and I used 'A True Love Story Never Ends'.  It is from the set Love Story Sentiments, which was released in November of 2015.  I also used the retired 'congratulations' sentiment from a retired rubber Kraftin' Kimmie stamp set.  The patterned paper is Jodie Lee Butterfly from Prima Pads and the card stocks are Groovy Guave and Certainly Celery.  The stitched ribbon is also Groovy Guava.  The flowers are from Prima.
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!
So come on ladies and gents, Wonderful Wednesday is the best because you can use any theme your little heart desires.  Let's see what you are going to share with us.
Happy Stampin', 
Nana Diana

Friday, July 14, 2017

Krafty Peeks Day FOUR! It's Monkey Business!!

Welcome to Day FOUR of the JULY Release Krafty Peeks
Can you believe the amazing krafty-ness that just keeps on comin'?


Next up we have a hilariously fun new stamp set by artist Emilie Goulet!
It's called MONKEY BUSINESS!!


Don't you just love Emilie's animals?? They just have so much character and these guys are no different! The set has two crazy monkeys and FOUR fabulous sentiments!


I used this image to make a birthday card for my little brother who just turned 64.  It's perfect for him because he is a nutcase, well our whole family is crazy.  I stamped my image on Copic Xpress It and coloured it with my Copic Markers.  I used some very old sock monkey papers that I thought worked well with the stamp.  I used some retired Poppy Parade S.U. cardstock and some Gable Green S.U., which is also retired.  I added some green GG ribbon, some enamel dots and a red doillie.  The sentiment is one of four great ones that go with the monkeys and the other monkey is just as cute as this one.  I love fun stamps.


I hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes tomorrow night beginning at 7pm EST!! You can come hang out with the me and Krafty Team at our 

All of the Krafty Krew and Guests listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps! And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away a gift voucher!!! You could WIN some Krafty $$$ to spend at the shop!!!! There will be one winner from all the comments this week and
it will be announced at the party tomorrow!
Happy hoppin'!
Nana Diana

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday, June 28th.

Happy Wednesday to all you crafters out there.  I'm afraid my card for today is very simple due to time constraints.  However, I hope my sweet little granddaughter will like it.  I used stamps from the May release set Bugs and Kisses, there are lots in the set including a mason jar to put all your bugs in.  The sentiment is also from the set.

The base is Pear Pizzazz from S. U. as is the backing for the sentiment.  The other card stock I used is retired S.U. Pixie Pink.  I used Spring Things papers from Doodlebug, see the cute little bees on it?  I also added some matching Doodlebug Sprinkles to add a little detail and shine.

Be sure to send in your own Wonderful Wednesday creation for a chance to win some Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

Happy Stampin'
Nana Diana

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday!!

Hi folks, it's Wonderful Wednesday once again.  I have just finished making this little card for a lovely couple of friends who have just moved into a new house.  I hope they like it.  I've been dying to use this adorable stamp ever since it was released in March of 2016.  It's called Happy New Home.

I used some lovely retired Pretty In Pink card stock for the base and matted some Pear Pizzazz onto it.  My patterned paper is Botanical Tea from Graphic 45 and it's gorgeous.  I used some dies to make the strips down the left side and I added a mushroom charm on some linen thread.  I added the sentiment Happy New Home, punched it out in Pretty in Pink, then used a slightly larger circle punch for a border in Pear Pizzazz.  That's it.

Be sure to make your own Wonderful Wednesday creation for a chance to win some awesome new stamps.

Happy Stampin'
NanaDiana

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday!

It's Wonderful Wednesday time!! We hope you can play along!! As always....it's ANYTHING GOES!! Break out your Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and get krafty!!
Brand NEW Krafty goodness is in the store!!! Happy shoppin'!
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 item....you name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until May 23rd 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!

So here is my Wonderful Wednesday card.  I used the adorable All Aboard stamp from who else, but Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  As always, I coloured using my trusty Copic Markers.  The card stock colours I used are Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery and Tangerine Tango.  I found this perfect patterned paper called Nana's Kids from DCVW.  I added some Certainly Celery ribbon and Bob's your uncle.

Hope you like it,
Happy Stampin',
NanaDiana

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps May Release!! And it's Awesome!

The MAY Release is NOW available!!
at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!
The SIX new clear stamp sets that we've been sharing all week are NOW up in the krafty shop and we're celebrating with a Krafty HOP!
So grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while you hop around and enjoy all the amazing creations from the Krafty Design Team and Guests!!
First up is a BEE-you-tiful bug set from our new artist, Melissa Baker-Nguyen!! It's called BUGS & KISSES!
Next is a set by Krafty Girl Design Team Member, Jasmine Turandar and it's called SUMMER AVIVA!!
Then we have TWO sets by artist Cheryl Grant!
We're down on the farm with COW'S IT GOING? and JUST CHICKEN IN!
Lastly we have TWO absolutely magical new MERMAID sets from artist Annie Rodrigue! It's FLORENCE FINBOTTOM and SANDY SEAWATER!
You will get to see ALL of the new sets in action as you sit back and enjoy the hop! Then head on over to the krafty shop because they are ALL available NOW!
And if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our May Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all SIX of the new sets together and at a discount! But only for a limited time and while supplies last!
**SUPER SECRET KRAFTY KLUB!**
Don't forget that you only have until MONDAY to get your order in for the Secret Klub set!! 
 Feel free to order the secret set plus any new sets or extra goodies and I'll ship everything together this week.
Now we have all the important stuff out of the way, I will tell you a little bit about my card.  I used the super cute Just Chicken In from artist Cheryl Grant.  I used the May sketch for my inspiration and I had fun with it.  I used the retired Bashful Blue from Stampin' Up, also the retired Poppy Parade and the current Garden Green card stocks.  The patterned paper I used was the perfect Heartland Farm by American Crafts.  There are a few sentiments, but I chose Just Chicken In and punched it out with my little leaf punch and used it as a speech bubble.  I added some green half pearls on the hearts and on the image layer.

Hope you have fun hoppin' around,
Have a great week,
Nana Diana

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday May 3rd.

Happy Wednesday to all you crafters out there.  I would not be surprised if you have forgotten who I am, in case you have forgotten, I am Kraftin' Kimmie's Mom, Diana.  I have not been around much for a while.  Much as I love to make cards and I adore my daughter's wonderful images, life tends to get in the way of the things I really want to do.  So much for the golden age of retirement.

Anyway, I digress!  As always, the Wonderful Wednesday theme is Anything Goes, which suits me really well.  I have used the adorable Lexi mailing a letter from the Snail Mail set, which was released in April 2016.  Isn't she just so cute?  The set also contains Lucas dressed as a little mailman, a kitty, a puppy, a snail and 6 lovely sentiments.  I used the 'Sending You Love' one as this card was for my amazing granddaughter.

The patterned paper is from the pad 'Spring Things', by Doodlebug.  The card base is Gumball Green from S.U. and the retired Pixie Pink, also from S.U.  The little envelope is made using Baja Breeze and I used some Prima Flowers from my stash.

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 item....you name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until May 9th 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!
Kimmie's also posted another Super Secret Krafty Stamp Club! This time it's an ANNIE set! This is your chance to get a BRAND NEW stamp set earlier than everyone else!!!
So here we go for another Wonderful Wednesday Challenge, let's see your lovely creations!!
Happy Stamping,
NanaDiana



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday Feb. 1st.

Hidee Ho!  It's Wonderful Wednesday again and here is my card, featuring the newly minted Squishy Hugs, at least one of the stamps in the set of two.  
Once again I used some lovely retired S.U. card stock.  The base and some of the matting is Bashful Blue, which I just love and the other card stock is Marigold Morning, another one that I love.  I fortunately had some matching doilies in my stash and also some cute little Prima Flowers.  The adorable kitty cat papers are from Doodlebug and called 'Kitten Smitten'.
Did you catch Krafty Girl Elisabeth's LIVE Kolor Along on Monday? Be sure to tune in to the KKS Friends FB Group to check out the Kolor Alongs already posted and for a heads up on upcoming Kolor Alongs!
Kimmie's announced details for the Secret Krafty Klub, preorders start on February 1st and run through the 15th! Again, pop on over to the KKS Friends FB Group for details!
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 item....you name it!! It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until February 14th 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!
Have fun creating your own Wonderful Wednesday card or whatever tickles your fancy.
Happy Stampin' 
Nana Diana

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Jan. 18th!

Well, once again I have been MIA for a while.  Actually, that's not right, I have been missing, but there has not been much action.

I was determined that I would join in this week's Wonderful Wednesday challenge.  For my little card, I have used the very cute little bear from the Buddy Bear set, which was released last weekend by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  As always, I coloured the image with my Copics, having chosen the colours from my Nana's Kids paper pad, from Premium Stacks.  My card stock choices were Perfect Plum and Kiwi Kiss from Stampin' Up, both long retired.  I really don't know what I will do when I run out of all the awesome retired shades that I love.  I used the sentiment 'You're Beary Special' from the set, which also comes with 'Hiya Buddy', 'Just Chill' and 'Time To Relax'.  The other bear image is just adorable too and I can't wait to use it.  I added some matching green ribbon, a cute teddy button from my stash and three little hearts on the image layer.  I can't wait to send this to my grandkids.  I think they will like it.

Don't forget that as always W. Wednesday is Anything Goes, so you can make any theme your little heart desires and you will be entered to win some awesome new stamps.

Happy Stamping,
Nana Diana