Monday, 30 April 2018

Steampunk Maggie


Hi friends! Its my day to share a card creation on the Stamp AnnieThing blog
I am sharing a card that has been sitting in the back of my head for about 6 months now. Back in November, I ate at a restaurant called Toothsome Chocolate Emporium...its a really cool steampunk styled restaurant with amazing food (AND desserts!!) at Universal City Walk in Orlando, Florida. 
Inside of Toothsome Emporium - my inspiration photo of my card creation.

I immediately thought the Maggie -  Steampunk stamp set would be perfect to create a card with a design inspired by the restaurant. 


I created a shaker card filled with gold coloured balls and crystals. I also used Nuvo Mousse to add accents of golds and bronze onto of the embossed black cardstock. To finish off the caed, I added some black and white striped paper. Lastly, I heat embossed the sentiment using a bronze embossing powder to tie everything together...and of course I added a few sequins because it wouldn't be a card of mine without sequin.

I hope you like my card creation!
Until next time - Stephen

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Krafty Kolours by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps


I have some super exciting NEWS to share with you today!

You may have heard that Kim over at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps has been working on something top secret for the last few months and I can now FINALLY share it with you!!!
Today I am excited to introducing you to.....

Krafty Kolours Inks by Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!


Full Size Ink Pads

Also available in Mini Ink Cubes

These new inks are a Hybrid ink that combines the best of both dye ink and pigment ink!
- These beauties are acid free, archival and non-fading!

- This ink dries almost instantly on paper and non-porous surfaces and requires a heat set on glossy surfaces and fabric
- They have a raised felt pad that let you stamp any size stamp!
- They give a crisp, bright, non-bleeding impression!
- They come in full sized pads, mini cubes and ink refills!

With these inks you can ink directly, sponge, stencil, watercolour, you can do all sorts of techniques with them AND most exciting….the Krafty Kolours Inks are safe to use with pencils AND alcohol based markers!!
You'll be able to purchase all the large ink pads, mini cubes and refills individually OR in sets at a small discount! PLUS there are TWO brand NEW stamp sets that are from the May release and will ONLY be released as part of the special kits!

Here are the five yummy new ink colour...
Wicked Black
Wicked Black Ink become my new go to black ink for Copic colouring...I especially love how crisp this black ink stamps...it does a beautiful job every time you stamp with it...even those images with very fine lines.

 And now lets look at the yummy new colours...

Purple Pansy

Mermaid Melody

Lovely Lagoon


Raspberry Rose

Here are some simple card projects I created using the Krafty Kolours Inks




For my first card, I stamps elements from the Beautiful Blooms stamp set (available next month) in white pigment ink on Kraft cardstock. Next I stamped the leaves in Lovely Lagoon ink and the flower in Raspberry Rose Ink. I used the Wicked Black ink to stamp out the sentiment.


For my second card I stamped the flowers first in white pigment ink onto Kraft cardstock and then stamped again overtop and slightly off centre using the Krafty Kolours inks. I really liked the effect this gave.


For my last card, I decided to see what would happen if I mixed the Krafty Kolours ink with texture paste and I was successfully able to create texture paste that matched my stamped images.

I really enjoyed playing around with these new inks and am super excited to see what colours come next!! 

Until next time - Stephen 








Friday, 27 April 2018

Under The Sea Blog Hop




Hi and welcome to our Under the Sea Theme Hop and Release!!
We are SUPER excited to show you our latest theme release that has to do with mermaids, merboys, mercats & dogs and everything under the sea!!
This very special Theme Hop has 5 new stamps, 2 die sets and 1 (54) piece die cut set!

This weekend ONLY, get free shipping when you buy the bundle*

  *(first class shipping rates will apply)

Stamp Club members get a 20% discount on the BUNDLE!!

So what's in the bundle?



All Items are in the store TODAY and the 
FREE shipping will be available ONLY til Sunday at 11:59pm Eastern time!
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I had an absolute blast...or should I say SPLASH playing with the entire Under the Sea collection by Stamp AnnieThing...Honestly, I really did have so much fun with this release. I created a few more card that I will be sharing with you in the coming weeks using this release. 

I created the 3 following cards featuring elements from all the items in the Under the Sea bundle. The possibilities really are endless with what this release has to offer. 





I hope you enjoyed our Sneek Peek for the release! Be sure to hope along and check out what everyone created .

 Have a great day!

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Fabulous Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes


Welcome to another fabulous Krafty Challenge over at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
Are you ready for some krafty fun??
We've got a super easy theme for you this week and we hope you can play along!

We want EVERYONE to play along and join in the krafty fun, SO we've made this week an easy challenge!
It's ANYTHING GOES!


I used the Buddy Bears stamp set for this weeks challenge. the Anything Goes challenge is the perfect excuse to use a stamp set you may have already purchased but yet to use.

I kept my card creation clean and simple but using a background stamp set to stamp out the gird background. I then die-cut out a square shape in a coordination coloured to frame my Copic coloured image. To finish off my card, I stamped the sentiment in a red ink and then added some black Nuvo Drops.

be sure to submit your krafty design for your chance to WIN! You have until Friday, April 27th 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?  

We've also got a fun sketch for your inspiration for April! You don't have to use it but if you need a little extra kickstart in your mojo, feel free to use it any time!
Be sure to hop on over to the Krafty Shop this weekend because our FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS are DOUBLED with EIGHT of our amazing stamp sets on 30-40% OFF! Plus our Inspirational Wednesday featured set is on SALE as well!
And don't forget to join us next Saturday, April 28th for our
NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH!
We're super excited to be adding a new product to the Kraftin' Kimmie line and we are have a day long CELEBRATION to kick things off! Be sure to RSVP to our special event page!
All the fun starts at 9am EST!

Can't wait to see your krafty kreations!!
Until next time - Stephen 

Monday, 16 April 2018

Stamp AnnieThing Mondays - You're Sassy

Hi Friends!
Its my day to share a card creation on the Stamp AnnieThing blog. I created a bright and cheery card that anyone can whip up in no time. 



Today I decided to use and colour up "Melanie - You're Sassy" using Copic Markers. If I am being honest, I wasn't super happy with how I coloured her dress...so I added some white dots using a white gel pen to help cover up what I didn't like.

I used various dies from my collection to create a simple card layout. To add some more interest to my card, I stamped the sentiment that comes with the stamp set repeatedly using a similar ink colour as the card stock to get a tone on tone effect. To finished off my card, I added some green Nuvo Drops for a fun touch.

I hope you liked my card creation!
Until next time - Stephen 



Sunday, 15 April 2018

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps April Release Blog Hop



Woohoo! It's here! It's here!!
Today we are celebrating the 
amazing release of ALL of our 
NEW April Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!

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

BUT...First I want to share a card creation I made especially for this hop using the Hard Workin' Dudes stamp set 



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!!
First up is
LORETTA LAUNDRY!


....then WHAT'S UP, DUDE?

.....and ENDURING LOVE...

...and lastly, HARD WORKIN' DUDES!

ALL the new sets are NOW AVAILABLE individually BUT if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our April Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all FOUR of the new sets together and at a discount! But only for a limited time and while supplies last!
Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin'!

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Kraftin' Kimmie April Sneak Peeks - Day 4



Welcome back to Day FOUR
of our April Krafty Peeks

Today is the final day of peeks and the release party is
THIS AFTERNOON at 1pm EST on Facebook!  
Are you going to join in and help us celebrate ALL the new sets?

Our last stamp set is another manly set from fabulous artist Emilie Goulet!!!
It's called HARD WORKIN' DUDES!




It's so hard to find great GUY stamp sets and you've been asking for them so we listened! We've got the TEEN DUDES from earlier this week and now we got a set perfect for all the MEN on your list! 
The set comes with TWO main images and SEVEN mix and match sentiments to include your dad, uncle, brother and grandpa! It's amazing!


I did some simple Copic colouring and accented the image with some pattern papers as well as some detailed diecut . I added a pop of colour by doing some ink blending using the Squiggle Wiggle stencil from Stamp AnnieThing .
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 April 20th) and at the end of the month, we'll announce a WINNER from all of the weekly challenges for April! 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??
All the Krafty Design Team members and Guests listed below have lots of stunning creations to share with you today featuring the HARD WORKIN' DUDES stamp set! Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! The winner will be announced at the LIVE Online Release Party this afternoon, so don't miss it!
Happy hoppin'!

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Kraftin' Kimmie April Sneak Peeks - Day 2



Welcome to Day TWO of our April Krafty Peeks
at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

You asked for it, so we've got it!
It's an amazing new TEEN BOYS stamp set
by artist Emilie Goulet!

Introducing.....WHAT'S UP, DUDE?




This totally rad set features two main images plus FOUR super cool sentiments! They're perfect for all the guys in your life!



I decided to do some no line colouring with my Copic markers to brung these super cool dudes to life.

You will see these handsome dudes 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!!

Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page! The winners will be announced at the party so don't miss it!

You'll get to see all the incredible creations for April as we share them each day this week!  Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 1pm EST!  We'll be checking out ALL four of the new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun! 

Happy hoppin'!



Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Kraftin' Kimmie April Sneak Peeks - Day 1




Welcome to Day ONE of our April release of 2018

We're kicking things off with a hilarious image and fabulous sentiment set!  It's called LORETTA LAUNDRY!!!



This fabby stamp set comes with one large main image 
and three super sassy sentiments!!


I coloured Loretta using my Copic markers and then used pattern paper to add some extra punch to my card creation.

All of the Krafty Krew design team members and Krafty Guests listed below have lots of great designs to share with you today featuring the LORETTA LAUNDRY stamp set!  Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a $10 gift voucher to the krafty shop! 

Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page! The winners will be announced at the party so don't miss it!

You'll get to see all the incredible creations for April as we share them each day this week!  Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 1pm EST!  We'll be checking out ALL of the FOUR new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!

Happy hoppin'!

Friday, 6 April 2018

Stamp AnnieThing April Previews - Day 3




Hi and welcome to our April Release!
Spring is right around the corner and so our release has a great new line of some fun spring stamps!  
This release we also have some new products in our line. 
 Stencils and Decorative Die Cuts!
Stamp Club members get a 15% discount!

Audrina - Swinging By - Tire Swing

All Items are available in the store TODAY along with the other 2 stamps we showed you  this week!!
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I hope you enjoyed our Sneek Peek for the release!

 Have a great day!

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Stamp AnnieThing April Previews - Day 2




Hi and welcome to our April Release!
Spring is right around the corner and so our release has a great new line of some fun spring stamps!  
This release we also have some new products in our line. 
 Stencils and Decorative Die Cuts!
Stamp Club members get a 15% discount!

Lily - Peace, Love, Happiness


All Items will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we showed you  this week!!
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I hope you enjoyed our Sneek Peek for the release!

 Have a great day!

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Stamp AnnieThing April Previews - Day 1



Hi and welcome to our April Release!
Spring is right around the corner and so our release has a great new line of some fun spring stamps!  
This release we also have some new products in our line. 
 Stencils and Decorative Die Cuts!
Stamp Club members get a 15% discount!
Vanessa- For the Mom to Be

Buttons Oh My!

Gingham
Oh Baby!


All Items will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we showed you  this week!!
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Copics:
Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00. E50, R20
Hair -  E79, E77, E74, E71
Dress - V17, V15, V12



I hope you enjoyed our Sneek Peek for the release!

 Have a great day!