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Bold Bright Color Combination

It’s Day 4 of the Display Stamper blog hop, and today I have a beautifully bold, bright color combination.  More and more these days I gravitate towards the more brilliant colors.  If you took a journey back over the years on my blog, you would see that I was a steady Eddie for neutral color schemes.

I guess as I’ve aged, the brights are keeping me young.  They are so fresh looking.  Of course when you add in the new Lemon Lime Twist, it becomes even fresher!!!

 

 

Bold Bright Color Combination, OnStage Display Stamper, Stampin' Up!

 

 

Orange Blossom with a Twist

I made a small comment the other day about a funny with the Orange Blossom set. Here’s the thing,  I had no idea the name of this stamp set when I received it.   I had no idea the circle image you see above stamped in Bermuda Bay ink was an orange.  This is one of the reasons I love stamps.  It’s awesome to use an image in a different way, and I love how it turned out for this card.

 

New products used on this card: 

Here are a few of the new products I used for this card.

  • Orange Blossom stamp set
  • Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and ink
  • Berry Burst cardstock
  • Pick a Pattern Washi Tape

One of my favorite new products on this card is the Pick a Pattern Washi Tape.  First, I love the black and white.  Second, there are two of the washi tapes that are beautiful and wide.

Bold Bright Color Combination, OnStage Display Stamper, Stampin' Up!

 

Tips & Tricks

Here are a few tips when creating this card.

  • Whisper White Thick cardstock 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ was used for the card base, scored at 5-1/2″ and folded in half.
  • I stamped the circle image using Bermuda Bay ink on the top left of the card front.  Then I added the little dots around the circles using Lemon Lime Twist Ink.
  • I used the Pick a Pattern Washi Tape was layered on the bottom half of the Whisper White cardstock.
  • Next, the greeting was stamped onto Berry Burst cardstock using Archival Basic Black ink then die cut using the Lots of Labels Framelits. I couldn’t help myself… I added a little piece of Delicate White Doily and some twine underneath.  You can also see a 1/4″ strip of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.  I love that little pop of color.  Color makes me happy pants.

Try This- Color Combination

Bold Bright Color Combination, OnStage Display Stamper, Stampin' Up!

 

 

Bold Bright Color Combination, OnStage Display Stamper, Stampin' Up!

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Be Inspired

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Glimpse of the OnStage Displays

Glimpse of the OnStage Displays

OnStage Display Stamping, Stampin' Up!

 

One of the best things about going to OnStage are the beautiful displays that you can see using the new product.  There is one problem, however.  OnStage locals are happening all over the world.  There are display stampers ALL over the world which means we can’t see all of the beautiful displays.    Over the next week or so, I’m going to be sharing my OnStage displays along with the Artisans who were display stampers.

 

Orange Blossom

OnStage Display Stamping, Stampin' Up!

 

I wanted to use the beautiful Orange Blossom stamp set with the new Lemon Lime Twist In Color.  In typical Kimberly fashion, my first glimpse of the new colors I’m not overjoyed.  Then I stamp with the colors, and I fall in love.  The Lemon Lime Twist has me smitten.  Already I can think of many color combinations.

You will notice a few new products used for this card.

  • Eastern Palace Designer Specialty Paper
  • Lemon Lime Twist Classic Ink
  • 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon
  • Iridescent Sequin Assortment

 

Beautiful Color Combinations

Below is the color combination I used for today’s card.  I love how the blues and yellows provide a fresh look and especially fun for spring and summer.

 

OnStage Display Stamping, Stampin' Up!

OnStage Display Stamping, Stampin' Up!

Tips & Tricks

A few tips when creating this card.

  • The greeting was stamped onto a piece of Dapper Denim Cardstock and then die cut using the Window Box Thinlits Dies.  There is a special little thinlit within the dies that cuts a beautiful banner.
  • Using my sewing machine, I created a straight stitch across the banner and ribbon to keep in place. I also added a small piece of a Delicate White Doily under the ribbon.

OnStage Display Stamping, Stampin' Up!

 

  • The flowers were stamped onto Whisper White cardstock 4″ x 5-1/2″ using Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party inks.  This gave me a small space to add a 1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of designer series paper along the edge of the card for a little pop of color.
  • The new sequins are perfection.  Why do I love them so much? Look at the different sizes of the sequins.  Look at the tiny little sequin.  This makes my heart pitter patter.  They have a nice iridescent look you will love.

 

Much More OnStage Displays To Come

OnStage Display Stamping, Stampin' Up!

Be ready to see many more displays and ideas to inspire you.  The best part is being able to see all of the beautiful designs up close and from around the world at the different OnStage events.  SO stinking exciting.

OnStage Display Stamping, Stampin' Up!

Aurelie Fabre
Cathy Caines
Sylwia Schreck
Dani Dziama
Jessica Winter
Kimberly Van Diepen
Maike Ulbrich
Martha Inchley
Paula Dobson
Shannon Lane
Tanya Boser

 

 

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OnStage Display Stamping, Stampin' Up!

 

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OnStage Display Stamping, Stampin' Up!

Don’t miss the sneak peek of the Eastern Palace Suite. Click HERE to see three fun ideas!

This is available to customers on May 1st.

Little Things that Make me Happy!

Little Things that Make me Happy!

Sometimes it’s the little things that make me the happiest.

 

Today started off a bit out of the normal.  We had to get up early and the kids had dentist appointments at the crack of dawn (8 am is the crack of dawn for me)!

 

If you didn’t know this, I’m not an early riser.  I’m lucky enough to have second shift this year, meaning I get up with the girly girl and see her off to school.  We actually get to sleep in a little later than the boys.  It’s great because it works well with my night owl tendencies.

 

This morning however we were all up together sporting our happy faces.  Once the appointments were finished it was off to get the kids to their schools.  Brandon has a bit of a commute everyday to get to his school so we had a nice ride together.  Well, sort of.  He was very testy this morning and I thought maybe he had gotten up on the wrong side of the bed.  Then I remembered he is a teenager and at times he is an alien.

 

Coffee Please???

Once I dropped him off I came home to sit quietly and enjoy a LARGE cup of coffee and peace and quiet.  It wasn’t 15 minutes after being home I received a text from Brandon.  Normally I would be all kind of “mom crazy” with him for texting during school but this text made my heart swell with pride because my alien teenager turned back into his amazing loving self.

 

It was something so little that he said but it meant so much.  “I’m sorry, mom!”

 

This is huge my friends.  The fact that he realized he had made a few bad choices this morning was AMAZING.  I’m not going to lie,  I thought for a second that someone had grabbed his phone and started texting.  It happened once.  It wasn’t pretty.  True story.

 

It was him.  He apologized and I had a moment of being a proud mom.  I’m pretty amazed how teenagers can have the sweetest disposition one minute and turn bat crazy the next.  It’s really an adventure. For those few minutes I relished in the fact that he recognized he was not being kind. He truly apologized and the day would be better. It was MUCH better.

 

It’s the little things.

 

This idea, little things…  carries over into my crafting.  It’s the little things that bring me joy.  A simple little embellishment or a certain color I’ve used can make me so giddy.  Today the little thing is actually a BIG thing when it comes to crafting.  I like what I created and feel like a glimmer of my creative mojo is coming back.  That’s HUGE friends.  HUGE.

 

Friendly Wishes

 

Little Things, Friendly Wishes, Stampin' Up!

 

Once again I’m pulling out designer paper and using it.  I am a hoarder by nature and it’s got to be USED.  I made quite a few of these cards because they were so simple and easy to put together. Plus, I love the color combination.

 

Little Things, Friendly Wishes, Stampin' Up!

 

The best part of this card for me was adding the black cardstock.  I think it made all of the colors really pop.  The focal point (the greeting) came from the stamp set Friendly Wishes.  This is a great stamp set for friendship/relationship cards.  You can send a whole lotta love with this set.  You can see it on page 122 of the Main Catalog.

 

Little Things, Friendly Wishes, Stampin' Up!

 

Favorite Elements

A few of my favorite elements of this card

  • Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper #141022.  This is a FREE product when you spend $50.  If you love flowers, you will love this paper. What I love about the paper is the colors. The colors really pop and it’s very SPRING.
  • A simple piece of Delightful Dijon 1″ Dotted Lace Trim was a perfect match and simple addition to this card.
  • It’s My Party Enamel Dots #140554- another bright pop of color.
  • My favorite little scallop border from the Cutie Pie Thinlits # 138273

Lastly, this color combination was totally created using the colors from the designer paper.

 

 

 

 

It’s the Little Things

Today, I hope you can find joy in the little things.  Sit back and take a second to look around you.  What is something little that is HUGE for you? Once you find it, take it ALL in and enjoy it.  Life is busy.  Life is too fast sometimes.  Just enjoy the moment for a little bit.

 

Most of all, I hope you take time to get crafty.

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Create it Monday- Helping Me Grow!

Create it Monday

 

It’s Monday and that means a FRESH start to the week.  I think I am the only one in the family that loves a Monday.

 

Probably because I’m excited to see Russ go to work and the kids go to school which = peace and quiet in the house.  YAY for Monday!

Today, I’m sharing a new set from the Occasions catalog called Helping Me Grow. It’s totally suitable for my chat at the end of this post too.  I hope you read all the way through.

 

Helping Me Grow

 

I’m not sure what I love more, the flowers in this set or the name of this set.

 

 

Create it Monday, Helping Me Grow, Stampin' Up!

 

The flowers are gorgeous, but the sentiments are what really stood out for me.

 

 

Create it Monday, Helping Me Grow, Stampin' Up!

 

See what I mean? It’s beautiful!

 

 

Make it Monday, Helping Me Grow, Stampin' Up!

 

Create It!

Grab your supplies and create this card.  This is a quick and simple card.

What you need:

  • Whisper White Thick cardstock  4-1/4 x 11″
  • Whisper White cardstock 3-3/4 x 5″
  • It’s My Party Designer Series Paper 4 x 5-1/2″
  • White Cardstock Vellum 2 x 4-1/4″
  • Tea Lace Doily
  • VersMark Ink, Basic Black Archival Ink
  • Black Embossing Powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Black Button and Black Thread
  • Stapler
  • Glue Dot
  1. Stamp the flower image onto your Whisper White 3-3/4 x 5″.  Attach It’s My Party DSP to the Whisper White Thick cardstock using Snail.
  2. Adhere a Tea Lace Doily over the stamped flower with Snail Adhesive.
  3. Using VersaMark, stamp “Friend Much Appreciated” onto the center of the White Cardstock Vellum, sprinkle Black Embossing powder over image and heat using heat tool.
  4. Staple the White Cardstock Vellum to the stamped Whisper White cardstock making sure the Whisper White is at a slight angle.  Adhere onto Designer Paper using Snail Adhesive.
  5. Using black thread (I used a piece of black thread found in the Bakers Twine Combo Pack) wrap around a few times and attach over the staple using a Glue Dot.
  6. Attach black button over thread and staple using a Glue Dot.
  7. Enjoy!

Make it Monday, Helping Me Grow, Stampin' Up!

There is something classy about Black and White.  You could even change this card up by coloring the flowers with ANY color because black goes with everything.  Don’t be afraid to try it.

Make it Monday, Helping Me Grow, Stampin' Up!

 

You can see all of the supplies used for this card listed below in the clickable links straight to my store.

 

Growth- Life Organization

Is there such a thing as life organization?

The last two weeks I have felt chaotic.  Like a tornado came into my home and my stuff is “everywhere!”

Last week I was out of town for 9 days.  I went to a gymnastics meet with Alexis in Atlanta and then 24 hours later drove from Florida to Kansas City, MO for one of the best leader retreats I’ve ever attended.  10 of the most amazing ladies I know in Stampin’ Up! gathered together to lift each other up and encourage each other in both life and business.  One word to describe it all- Empowered!

 

I came home energized in a way I’ve never felt.  Energized about life as a whole.  Empowered to try new things and ENJOY the entire process as I go forward.

 

Can you hear my WOW? WOW WOW WOW!

 

 

I could write a novel on what I walked away with personally.  It was everything from spiritual growth, personal growth, business growth…

What I learned most is to empower those around you in all of these aspects of life and you will be amazed at your own growth you will see within yourself.

Empower!  It’s my word for this year.  I pray that I can empower you daily not just on a creative level, but personal growth too as we journey on….  Believe me, it’s a journey! It’s a really GOOD journey!

 

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