Introducing Jean Grant!! AND Cindy and Mindy!!

I am so thrilled to introduce you to the newest artist to join the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps team of illustrators!! Her name is Jean Grant and she has such a unique style! As soon as I saw her drawings of her main characters, Cindy and Mindy, I fell in love....and you will too!!

Drawing from a very young age, Jean watched her sister and her mothering love of her beloved bear, Mindy. Jean on the other hand was more of a tomboy. Not having a 'motherly' bone in her body. She was more interested in playing baseball, fishing, building things, and hanging out with the guys. Girls were boring, and too prissy for her. And while her sister was having tea parties with her bear and stuffed animals, Jean would sit for hours under her favorite Dogwood tree and draw and paint.

Cindy is a sweet little girl that is a blend of both her sister and herself (Jean). She has unusually long legs and unkempt braids. At times, one of them may not even be a braid. All frazzled and stringy. She is usually sporting Mary Janes, and her favorite colors are red, blue and green. She is both a little 'prissy' and a little 'tomboyish'. . .but NEVER without her bear Mindy.

We are releasing two of Jean's images tonight, along with 4 by Annie Rodrigue, 4 from Crissy Armstrong and 2 fabulous sentiment sets.

The first image I worked with is the adorable Daddy's Little Girl! I stamped Cindy and Mindy on Neenah white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured her in with my Copic markers. The papers I used are from Pebbles Inc. and the cardstock is Bazzill and SU. I used my D'vine Swirls embossing folder and Apron Lace border punch. I used my Nesties to cut out and emboss the main image, added some Prima flowers, some celery twill and pop dotted everything. Daddy's Little Girl comes with the sentiment that I used, Beary Special Friend, as well as Thanks!

The second image we are releasing is called Small Talk and I think it is just precious! Cindy and Mindy are having a little chat with their feathered friend! It comes with the sentiment I used, You're Tweet!, as well as the sentiment Happy Birdday!! I used all Bazzill Bling cardstocks, some frilly ribbon and another border punch. I attached some big Prima flowers with a large glitter brad and pop dotted everything again!

I know you will love these fun images by Jean as much as I do!!

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for an awesome December Release Blog Hop and check out a bunch more samples using the new images AND you'll have a chance to win some of the new images!!! The fun starts over at the Challenge Blog tomorrow morning!!


Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Your cards are very cute and wonderful. I love them both.
Hugs Jacqueline

Michele Boyer said...

These are both just SO sweet, Kim! I love the papers and your coloring!

margie c said...

What sweet images! and pretty cards!
I am sooo looking forward to the hop :)
Thanks! ~ margie

LindaH said...

i LOVE Cindy and Mindy!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maria Matter said...

wow, these are beautiful images and gorgeous cards!!!

Blessings, Maria

itsabrt said...

These cards are wonderful and your new illustrator fantastic! Beth

Tracey said...

These are fabulous images! Love them! And your cards are gorgeous as always! :)

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