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Fall Furry Continued & Digital Fun!

Good morning!

I told you this is a week of FALL inspiration.  First I want to share a couple fast My Digital Studio pages. While these have nothing to do with Fall, I just had to share.  I'm no where even close to being a pro with this program but I love it.  It's so simple and every time I do a project or a layout I learn something new.  Let's just say I have many "A-Ha" moments.  It's a great day to share these because there are NEW Digital Downloads today too.  Click HERE to view them.  Love the new digital kit. 

After writing about the "Trinity" fiasco I wanted to do a scrapbook page to capture this memory FOREVER.  I am sure to hold this over his sweet little head one day.

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin 'UP! Demonstrator

Almost every day I get the pleasure of seeing this sweet face below on my computer screen.  The other day our big light bulb moment was when we both figured out how to take a screen shot of the two of us on skype.  Kinda stupid but it's amazing the little things that make us smile. Notice how clear this picture of him is? It's usually just a beige blog that moves on my computer screen.  I miss this great man!!


Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin 'Up! Demonstrator


Lastly, let me share my Fall card:

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin Up demonstrator



Kimberly Van Diepen stampin up demonstrator



This is a super simple card.  It uses two of my favorite tools.  Let me share.  First the stamp sets…The stamp set I used for the main focus of the card was Autumn Splendor #116503. 

Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin Up! Demonstrator



I also used this A la Carte stamp set called Just Thank You #122911


Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin up demonstrator


My two favorite tools used on this card are the Spritzer Tool and the Gold Glow Smooch Spritz (118770). Right now there is not a project that can escape either of theses tools.  I love the Glow that the Gold Smooch Spritz adds to a project.  It's just beautiful. The inks used for the Leaf images was Soft Suede and Crumb Cake. 

There you have it.  That was a lot to take in today but I hope you enjoyed these projects.  You can find all these fun products in my Super Duper Cool Online Store

Time for me to get my stampin' groove on.  It's raining outside and I have lots to stamp!

Make it a fantastic Tuesday!


Running FAST!

Yes! I am the one who is roller skating every where I go lately!  WOW it's been busy! A few quick updates on family- STREP is in the house… AGAIN!  My kids are famous for weekend illness and they also love to do it after 5pm when Urgent Care is closed.  Do you understand or take pity on me? Alexis couldn't keep her germs at bay and kindly shared them with Brandon.  Poor Brandon was really sick.  It's been awhile since my kids put me in the "FREAK" out zone but Brandon did it this weekend.  Brandon not only had strep but an ear infection.  Poor guy was one big GERM!  He was put on a powerful Antibiotic that just didn't work for him.  Let's just say it didn't stay in his tummy long. :/ Finally I was able to get him seen by his regular Doctor and he is now on a different antibiotic and we have a new kid again.  For 2.5 weeks I've had sick kids. I hope that we are on the mend! 

In between thermometer checks I get a little stamping done.  Tonight I have another Sneak Peek card for you.  New products always get me really excited.  This card is small but mighty! This is a 3 x 3 card using the new Framed Four stamp set and Paisley Prints Designer Series Paper! WOW! 

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen



Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Northern Virginia



Here are a few tips when making this card:

*I used Stampin' Up! Watercolor Paper when I stamped the label.  I used Early Espresso craft ink and embossed with Clear embossing powder. BEFORE you stamp the label- stamp your background of choice very lightly.  Then stamp your label image.  You can see the En Francais background image inside the label.  It was stamped lightly with Peach Parfait ink. 

* I stamped the sentiment "friend" from Fabulous Phrases onto Crumb Cake cardstock and punched the image out using the Jewelry Tag Punch.  It fits perfectly! I placed a Vintage Trinket Brad into the top of the Jewelry Tag Punch.  Another perfect fit.

*The two pieces of ribbon are set in place with the one Antique Brad at the top of the label image. 

*The bird image was colored using a Blender Pen and Peach Parfait ink.  I let the Peach Parfait ink dry and then went back over the birds belly with Pumpkin Pie ink to brighten the image just a little bit. 

If you are excited to learn more about these products and how you will be able to purchase them—->read the information in THIS post!

More exciting news!  There are new My Digital Studio downloads today!  Click HERE to view the latest downloads and you can purchase these in my Online Store!


I hope you are just as excited as I am with all this new inspiration!  I'm working on a new tutorial for you this week.  I'll give you a product list in just a few days so you can stamp with ME next week!  Oh boy! Are you excited?

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!!!

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen



Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen



You know how much I love these stencils and I just needed a QUICK card tonight.  I pulled out my new favorite stencil and got started with the beautiful Tempting Turquoise and a sponge.  I used Kraft cardstock and stenciled my image.  Love how the Tempting Turquoise looks on the Kraft.  I used the Charming stamp set over the stencil.  I added a quick button and my favorite Linen Thread and there ya have it… a quick card.  Pull out those stencil's ladies.  They are quick, easy and gorgeous.  

Hope your week is going fantabulous.