An Anniversary Krafty Hop!! and Challenge!!!

WOW!! I honestly canNOT believe that it's been a whole year since I started Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! What an incredible year it has been and I'm just in awe of the journey my life has taken in the last twelve months.

It has always been my dream to own a rubber stamp company, ever since I started in the industry....first as a hobbyist, then as a designer. There are so many wonderful people to thank! First and foremost, my amazing husband, daughter and parents who have just been SO supportive and helpful. Not only have they been behind me 100%, but they also encouraged me to take that leap of quitting my 'real job' to do KKStamps full time just a few months back! They even pick up scissors and help me cut rubber on a regular basis!! Heehee!

I am so very blessed to work with such incredible artists as Annie Rodrigue and Steven Leary! These guys are THE best at what they do, not to mention SUPER special people! Honestly, I just give them themes and ideas of what I imagine and they make my little thoughts become stamps!

Also my absolutely incredible Krafty Girls!! They are the ones that bring these images to life!! They are all such a fun group of designers and they make this job SOOOO much fun! Their love and support means so much to me and Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps wouldn't be what it is without them.

Lastly, there are so many wonderful people in this industry that have helped me, guided me, shared their wisdom and experience with me and for that I am so grateful. In business today, most industries are so competitive and cutthroat but I have found nothing but generosity and support from all my stampin' friends!! Some special people that have helped me are Carol Harrison (who actually manufactures all my rubbah!), Melissa from Pink Cat Studio, Christine from All That Scraps, Emily from Stamping Bella, Nikki from Bunny Zoe Crafts, Lacey from Stamp and Create and Amy from Stampin' Stuff! These are just a FEW of the wonderful ladies who have helped me so much!!

*sniff, sniff* Okay, enough of the gushy stuff now!




The card I created for this week's Celebration challenge, features Birthday Friends! I just love these little mice! Aren't they cute? The paper I used is from the SEI 6x6 Happy Day pad. I used Kraft cardstock for the base and some bright pink and turquoise for matting.



I used the Happy Birthday Sentiment from the Everyday Sentiments set and added a button and some linen thread. I had to finish off the icing by adding some sparkle using my Chocolate Spica pen (thanks to Michele, who made me by ALL the Spica pens because I 'have to have them'!!)

So you've reached the end of the Anniversary Krafty Hop!! Thanks for celebrating with us!! Don't forget to join the challenge, leave comments on all the blogs on the hop and stop over at the SHOP to check out the super Anniversary Sale this weekend!!!

Thanks and Happy Kraftin'!!

47 comments:

Kerry J. said...

Happy Anniversary to you and KK stamps! It's so awesome to see your dream realized, and to see you thriving! You glow my friend - even when you're bone tired! It's obvious to all that you love what you do! And I love your stamps! HUGS!

Shaela said...

this is a great card, I love the bright papers. :) I'm so excited for you on your first anniversary!! I look forward to many more years to come with your fabulous stamps. :) Take care!

Rosa Witten said...

Happy Anniversary Kimmie! Thanks for creating such a fun stamp company, your stamps really make me smile. And I must have CHOCOLATE Spica Pen! :)

Michele Boyer said...

BIG congrats on your one year anniversary, Kimmie! I'm so happy for you! (Enjoy those pens! *snort*)

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

That cake looks so yummy!

Lilian said...

Amazing work by the DT! Thank you for sharing. :) I was unable to comment on a few blogs because their posts weren't up yet. :( Will try to check back tomorrow.

Lorraine said...

Congratulations hun i just love your card the icing lookd fab and everyone on the team have done gorgeous thing loved the hop so thankyou xx

Jenn Joncas said...

Your card is too cute!!! Congrats on all of your success!! Keep it up because we LOVE your stamps!!!!

Hugs!!!

Amanda R said...

Happy anniversary Kimmie! Great card and thanks for the sale!

Ms. Jen said...

Happy Anniversary Kimmie! This is a well deserved goal for you. Your images are fabulous and you definitely have a dedicated group of followers. I'm fairly new to your site but already in love with it. Loved the blog hop, so many talented ladies on your team. I wasn't able to find anything on Tori Wild's blog??? There was one other that I wasn't able to comment on either. Thanks for the chance to win some great stamps!

fi's cards and crafts said...

great card..love the colours you have used.

Happy Birthday

Fi
x

Mona E said...

Congrats on your anniversary! The kimmie stamps are really adorable! Thanks for a fun bloghop! Love your card and the colourchoice you have made. Cute stamp too! hugs...Mona

Lorraine said...

Your card is adorable - love those mice. Happy Anniversary & Congratulations! Your stamps are awesome!

Shazza said...

well done you on your success. Your images are great and you have a fabulous DT. I loved the hop and have left comments on all blogs except Tracy's. For some reason there was no comments link!! I left a comment on the post prior to the hop to tell her.
Wishing you many more years of success
x

Patricia said...

Happy anniversary! I'm a fan of your beautiful stamps and your card is so cute =P

Julia said...

Happy Anniversary to you :-)
Your card is so funky, great job Kimmie

Karen Mar said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! What a roller coaster ride you must have been on over the past year. Your choice of artists and DT's have been awesome. Look forward to many more years of celebrating with you!

LouLou Shive said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. I just discovered your site and stamps. I searched for over an hour to find the stamps one night when I saw your pin up girls!! I am heading over to purchase right now.

darling Ho said...

Those mice are so cute, and the color you used is pretty.:)

♥Rach♥ said...

Heartfelt congrats Kim, that's so exciting and you have every right so sniffle a bit - your baby just turned one ;0)

Great blog hop! Couldn't comment on Tracey's blog for some reason and I can't even get Elaine's to open right now. Love seeing all of the ladies fun cards, though!

cardmaking bird said...

I'm so glad that you decided to take the plunge and start making stamps cos it's made me very happy - I really do love your stamps!! Your card is fab. I'm waiting on Nikki (bunnyzoe) to get this Miles mouse stamp in for me, cos you can't get it in the UK yet and I LOVE it!!! It's been a fabby blog hop and here's to the next year!! Hugs, Marie xx

Jaye Jaye said...

Congratulations! Way to follow your dreams! I just absolutely love the Kraftin Kimmie stamps!

Cassie_lu said...

fabby card and happy first anniversary

Steph said...

Happy Anniversary! How appropriate, your anniversary celebration on National Card Making Day! I had such a great time at Krafy Day last weekend, and I must say, I am so new to this stamping and papercrafting world, but I am so glad I stumbled upon your stamps. There are so many I love, and I get so excited when it's new release time. I wish you all the best in the years to come, and I look forward to all of the awesome stamps Kraftin' Kimmie will come out with in the future!

Linda Carson said...

Happy Anniversary! Your card is so adorable! Your design team truly ROCKED the hop! Amazing artwork!

miskyla said...

SUPER CUTE !!! :) Happy Anniversary !! :)

Janine said...

Must be great to see how far you have come in a year and to have such great support - here's to many more!

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Happy first anniversary, Kimmie! You deserve every bit of your success! Your stamps are always so cute, and so adorable! Congratulations on making your dream into reality!!

scrappintlc said...

Happy Anniversary to you Kimmie. I can only imagine how you feel in realizing your dream. Keep up the awesome work you and everyone behind the scenes are doing. I will continue to be a loyal customer cause who can resist that this yummy cuteness. :)

Toni K said...

Congratulations! Happy anniversary! So happy for you! And your card is the bomb!

Céline et Nathalie said...

too cute card for this celebration!
happy birthday!!!!!
céline

Cyrillia said...

Congratulations! I'm digging your card. It's supercute!

On http://papercuts.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/ there was a problem though. Database error it said.

Anyway, it's been terrific seeing all the great project made in the blog hop.

chrilvian said...

aaaaaaaaah sweet

Melissa said...

Happy Anniversary, Kimmie! It is obvious from all of the Krafty Girls' posts along the blog hop that they LOVE you and your wonderful stamp company. We are all VERY lucky that you took the leap of faith - I love my Kraftin' Kimmies. Here's to many more years of fun and laughter - and success, of course. :)

Tracey said...

YAY to you for realizing your dream Kimmie!! KKStamps is an incredible success as far as I can see. I hope to see many more anniversaries celebrated! Thanks for a year of amazing stamps!!

Love today's card. An adorable image!! xx

Brenda said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I love yoru stamps and have so much fun coloring them. I look forward to many years of buying and using your stamps. Love your card.

cdm317 said...

I have been a fan since I stumbled upon "Clara" last year. Happy Anniversary!I hope there will be many more years of your fabulous stamps for me to enjoy creating with. They are just special...like you!

Lisa T said...

Ooh I love that paper! Your card is so cute!! Love the mice. :) I'm just waiting for the October release to place another order. I love your stamps and am glad to see your company thriving! :)

Ronda Archangelo said...

I love your stamps and wish you continued success!!

Loreal Blondi said...

Great image and great Card. Happy Anniversary!

Loreal Blondi said...

So cute Image! Great colours.

beadz said...

Congratulation on one year! Hope you have many more successful years! Your card is gorgeous! Thanks for such an awesome hop!
hugs,
Gini

Katarina said...

Fab card - I like your colours and I'm glad to see that you have other stamps aswell. I'm so bummed I missed the sale as I've been waiting for something like this to stock up. Hopefully I'll win some rubba. Have a great day.

Pejtoon said...

Happy Anniversary to you and KK stamps!
this card is great :)
Hugs,
Pejtoon

Minnamanna said...

Happy anniversary!

Your card is so cute,
love the colours!

Hugs,
Minnamanna

Maryu said...

Happy anniversary and congratulations on your success. I love your stamps. Here's to another fabulous year.

Paula said...

Congratulations & what a lovely hop. I like how so many people used Miles with bright colours - not all girlie but good celebratory fun.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

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