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Little Notes of Thanks

Today was our "put the tree up" day!  What an ordeal that turned out to be.  For a family that has a fake tree with pre-lit lights… it's only half way up after an afternoon spent replacing lights.  Lucky Russ has more patience than anyone I know because the tree was headed straight for the trash until he decided to "fix" it.  After replacing 100 lights the tree is LIT without decorations.  Maybe later this week our tree will have a few decorations. 

I finally made it into my stamp room this afternoon and really needed to get some "Thank You" notes put together.  I have a few projects in the works but no mojo to finish them.  Maybe that will come this week too.  I decided to work on my Thank You's and I wanted them to be a monogram type of Thank You.  Since I needed to make quite a few I kept them on the simple side.  Well… that's what I thought in the beginning and then I started adding more and more…

I started by using our Notecards.  Oh how I love these little things.  20 come in a package with the envelopes and yes you can mail them.  I stamped the Notably Ornate large stamp and in Early Espresso.  The oval image was embossed with Gold Embossing Powder and then popped up using dimensionals.  I then used the Broadsheet Alphabet by stamping the "K" in Early Espresso Craft ink and embossing it with Clear embossing powder.  I cut the image out and also popped that up using dimensionals.  Lots of dimension going on with this card.  This is when the card gets a little crazy too.  I added the "thanks" by using the Fabulous Phrases stamp set, spritzed the entire card with Gold Smooch Spray, felt the need for a button and then Jewels-both Rhinestones and Pearls.  It's all fun in my book.  Small but very Noteworthy!

Independent Stampin' up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen



Independent Stampin' up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen



Independent Stampin' up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen



I hope your long weekend was perfect.  I can't believe it's over so quick.  Time to get back to the grind. 

Have a GREAT week!!!

Get ready for more laughs!

Well, once again I am here to entertain.  You won't believe what has happened now.  Just as I was getting in the groove of working in my room once again we had a little crisis yesterday.  To me this is a DISASTER and for Russ it's just a small bump in the road.  Let me explain!

We are doing a few upgrades to the new house.  Very exciting but remember I have NO patience.  NONE!  Yesterday we had a sprinkler system put in.  Our yard is huge and too much for me to be twirling sprinklers all over the place.  He was supposed to be here on Friday but the equipment broke so he said he would see me Saturday.  No problem until he started digging and hit my Phone/Internet line.  This was after everything was clearly marked by the utilities peeps.  Grrr…. Once again I am back at Starbucks using the internet.  I think someone in Cyberland does not want me using the internet.  While I love Starbucks (REALLY obsessed with it) it's such a HUGE pain to leave the house. I'm finding this to be my NEW home office.  The good thing about being at Starbucks is I have cards all over the table and a catalog open.  Surely someone will notice this pretty stuff and ask about it.  :) Now with no internet at the house this means I'm actually stamping and being strategic in how I am going to approach this town with my over abundance of stamping supplies.  It also called for another quick melt down on my part followed by another shopping trip.  Man does shopping cure lots of things as does Russ. 

So, last night I pulled out my new stamps and started creating.  I'm in love with these new stamps and accessories.  Stampin' Up! just knows how to make me happy.  Every time I start playing with the new stuff I just want to scream with delight.  One of my favorite stamp sets is Aviary (120462) *Note: The numbers I typically give for the stamp sets are clear!  I love birds in all sizes but these bird cages are just so beautiful and the birdies are little chubby things.  Squeal!

This card has all kinds of fun stuff on it. 

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Virginia



Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Woodbridge, Virginia



First, the bird cage and birdie was stamped using Craft ink.  I LOVE craft ink.  It gives your image a very different look than Classic Ink.  I love the new Craft Spots.  Now we have the beautiful new colors in the Craft ink.  So fun. I used the Elegant Soiree DSP (117163) for the bottom half of my card.  The base is Marina Mist.  WOW is that a pretty blue.  I used the Sanded background stamp (109294) and then used an image from Friends Never Fade on the right side of the card.  All this was stamped using Marina Mist craft ink.  The "Friends" sentiment came from the Just Believe stamp set (120453).  This is another GREAT set.  Other additions or addictions… Basic Pearls that are self adhesive and a Soft Subtles Designer Buttons.  WOWSER!  I love *LOVE* these buttons. 


This next card has a little vintage but a lot of BRIGHT colors.  Now until recently I would never admit to you that I wasn't a Bold Bright fan.  But since Shelli recently did I feel I can too.  I didn't like them AT ALL.  Now with the color change I LOVE them.  They just seem RIGHT.  This card uses all Bold Brights except for my all time favorite Crumb Cake. 

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Woodbridge, Virginia



Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Woodbridge, Virginia



I wanted a little vintage added to this card so I used the stamp set Notably Ornate (120561).  Beautiful set.  I stamped that directly onto the Crumb Cake base in Melon Mambo Classic ink.  I stamped the bird cage using Melon Mambo Craft ink.  Can you see the difference? I punched a Melon Mambo 2 3/8" Scallop Circle and then cut a Daffodil Delight circle using my Circles #2 Die Cut (114526) for the Big Shot. I use this die cut a lot and even more now with the new Extra Large Scallop Circle.  Fits snug as a bug.  I added a Daffodil Delight button from the Bold Brights Designer Buttons.  You will see I tied the button a little crazy to be different.  <smile>

So these are my late night Saturday creations.  Once I go home today I need to put Lexi's frames and Decor' Elements on her wall while Russ paints our Master Bathroom.  Things are coming together.  Still a lot to do and I'm trying REALLY hard to be as patient as I can.  

You still have today to post your burning questions.  I have LOVED reading them and promise to answer all of them.  It may be a series of Videos but we will get all of them answered.   You have until Midnight MT tonight to get them posted. Just leave a post under any of the last three posts.  Let's PRAY that Mr. Internet man comes on time tomorrow and fixes the BIG problem.  <sigh>

Hope your Sunday is going GREAT!  It's a cloudy day here in Virginia.  Looks like it may rain. 

Big Stampin' Hugs!