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Whippin’ out the Holiday Tags!

It's craft show season and I'm busy as an elf here.  My stampin' studio is a complete MESS!  Between classes and craft shows right now I will have to live with the fact that my room will just be MESSY!  I am whippin' out these gift tags and having a blast using all kinds of stuff on them.  You will notice that I have used a few retired products from last year.  I have some Felt Flurries left over from last year that I wanted to use and I just loved those things.  They are so fun and I could touch them all day!  You will notice I added lace using my sewing machine.  I had it and just wanted to use it. 🙂  I also used lots and lots of buttons.  They are my new favorite embellishment.  Love me some buttons!!!!! 

Here are the tags:

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Please note that if  you are a subscriber, you will have to go directly to my site to see these pics.  I hope this gives you a little holiday inspiration. 

Okay, now for more Birthday cards that I had received.  These are just awesome.  It's so fun to get cards in the mail.  I just LOVE it. 

My friend Linda Shaw made this card and she thinks she is not creative.  She must be out of her crazy mind!  It's gorgeous.  I love tone on tone. 

Independent Stampin' up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen

 

 

Lisa made this fun balloon card using the Sweet Centers stamp set and oval punches.  I must take her up and away!  LOL!

Independent Stampin' up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen

 

 

 

I love how my friend Lisa used the Cracked Glass technique on this card.  Super beautiful!!!

 

Independent Stampin' up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen

 

 

My sweet friend Mary made this gorgeous card.  Love the glitter and she used the spritzer tool.  Oh how I love that spritzer tool.    I sure do miss you Mary!!!

Independent Stampin' up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen

 

 

These two cards below were made by my dear friend Patty Bennett!  Are these not just BEAUTIFUL??  Love how she is a ROCK STAR with the My Digital Studio.  She can whip these out so fast and they are gorgeous.  I'm so jealous!!!

Independent Stampin' up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen

 

 

Independent Stampin' up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen

 

 

Isn't this just CRAZY inspiration today????  I have one more.  🙂

This is a card I made for Tara's stamposium.  Remember I did projects using the Big Shot.  I wanted to show them how to do the Top Note Medallion.  It's so fun and pretty. 

Independent Stampin' up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen

 

 

Independent Stampin' up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen

 

 

I made the top note medallion and stamped the French Filigree background  onto the Top Note.  Oh so pretty!!!  I then used A Happy Heart stamp set and stamped the heart and cut it out.  Yea! Overall a pretty easy card. 

I hope this gives you lots to be inspired with today.  I'm off to work and get ready for the week of classes and clubs.  Non stop stamping in my house this week.  I don't think I can gripe about that.  🙂  Plus I have SO much craft show stuff to do. 

Big Hugs to each of you!

A Season of Tiles

Not only was I busy getting ready for our big Halloween Day, I was busy getting ready for a FABULOUS tile class I held here on Friday night.  It was a packed house and we went through 40 tiles.  WOWser!  These tiles are super spectacular for Holiday gifts!  Here are the ones we made:

 

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The first tile uses the Medallion, Embrace Life, French Filigree and Charming Stamp set.  I used Tempting Turquoise Craft ink and Soft Suede classic ink for the tag.  The Fall tile uses the Autumn Splendor and En Francias stamp set.  I used Really Rust, Ruby Red and More Mustard Craft ink for this tile.  So pretty.  For the tag, I used the sentiment from the Season of Friendship stamp set.  I also used the Leaf Sizzix Die Cut.  I love this die cut during the Fall.  Makes beautiful leaves.  The next tile uses a stamp set we all love, Inspired by Nature.  Great Set!  Perfect for Tiles.  This uses Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip,  Rose Red and Regal Rose Craft inks.  The tag uses the sentiment from the stamp set and a Chocolate Chip corduroy button.  The small flower comes from the die cut Blossom Party, a Stampin' Up! exclusive.  So cute!  The last tile is my Winter tile.  I used the Beautiful Serene Snowflakes stamp set using Night of Navy, Brocade Blue craft ink and Silver Encore pad.  Loved these colors together.  The Night of Navy almost looks black.  Very striking.  Are you ready to make your Season of Tiles?  All you need to get started are a few tiles, Glassy Glaze Enamel (100477) and Craft ink.  Place your order today and I will send you a step by step tutorial on how to make these tiles.  Just click on the Order Now button to your right.  🙂

Remember: These are decorative tiles.  You will not want to use them as a Trivit or Coaster.  Just a pretty tile to be displayed in your home or work space. 

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Getting spooky in my house!

Seriously it was spooky outside this weekend.  It was a bit icy and FREEZING!  I can’t believe the cold weather is already here!  Seriously?  Doesn’t this state know I am NOT a cold weather girl?  You could ice skate on my sidewalk this weekend.  Russ couldn’t get his car into the garage because the driveway was a sheet of ice.  Jeesh!  Then it affected my internet and phone.  Then the microwave went out.  Holy Cow, it was almost like camping here!  Oh, and I don’t camp! 

Of course one way to make time pass is to stamp.  As I have told you the past few weeks has been crazy.  This past week I held my Spooky Treats class.  I want to share one of the projects with you.  I think it’s so cute. 

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Colorado Springs, CO

 

 

Independent Stampin Up! demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Colorado Springs, CO

 

 

I used the Matchbox Die Cut along with the Spooky Treats Rub on’s 115729.  I love these rub ons because of the repeat images that come on one sheet.  These are great for school treats or any friend.  I put a pepperment patti inside the matchbox.  Super cute and the matchbox die is one of my favorites because it’s super easy to use and hardly any adhesive. 

Wait until you see my new Class to Go kit I will put up tomorrow.  Get ready to take a Trip to the Graveyard!  It could make you squeal!

 

Convention Swaps

This year I got a bit crazy and joined an organized swap that was more class oriented.  I could not believe the beautiful projects I received back.  Every last one of them was amazing and beautiful.  By looking at them you knew that these ladies spent a lot of time on them.  I understood because my own was time consuming, but fun.  Here is my project.  I think it would be perfect for any wedding. 

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Colorado Springs, CO

 

 

 

This was my original design and by the end I had tweeked it a bit.  For the ones I swapped I had added a Whisper White Fleurettes 2 (115604) with a Whisper White Button on top of it.  Everything looked so pure and WHITE!  I used many of my favorite things on this project such as:

Friends 24-7 Stamp Set (113218)

Taffetta Ribbon (109070)

Forever Flowers Wheel (111252)

Little Leaves Sizzlits (114511)

I used the gorgeous Bride Specialty paper (115669) and the Wedding Words Rub ons (115727)!

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Colorado Springs, CO

 

 

 

The inside of the tins held 5 Note Cards with envelopes and (2) 3 x 3 cards!  My favorite thing on the note cards was using the Finial Press Embossing Folder! (115963).  Here are a few more pics!

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Colorado Springs, CO

 

 

 

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Colorado Springs, CO

 

 

 

I used the Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder (115964) for the 3 x 3 cards.  I love how the Modern Label punch worked beautifully with the Love Rub On!  Stampin’ Up! really has the best punches!!

 Enjoy your weekend!  I plan to catch up on a lot of work and A LOT of stamping!

I think it’s Paradise!

A few weeks ago I had a class using the Paradise stamp set.  This stamp set has beautiful images and made the class easy to design.  Here are a few samples!

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Colorado Springs, CO

 

 

 

I love how the new In Colors coordinate so well with each other and it made the design process so easy.  I stamped the images on Whisper White and then used VersaMark over the stamped image and applied Irridescent Ice and heated it.  It’s so glittery!  Very pretty in real life. 

Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Colorado Springs, CO

 

 

 

This card uses White Craft ink and the beatiful Lattice Die Cut.  I love that die! I will write more details about each of the cards tomorrow.  It’s way past my bedtime tongiht.