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Happy Sunday! 

I hope your weekend is filled with BRIGHT sunshine.  Here in Virginia it's beautiful and slightly warmer.  Oh how I love the WARMTH!  

I have a very quick update today.  I'm excited as I'm running out the door for a gymnastic's meet today.  Alexis is competing today.  She looks so CA-UTE in her leo and warm up suit.  The only problem was the EPIC fail of a hair do I tried.  I'm just not good at the "bun" thing.  Hopefully the 20 bobbie pins that are in her hair do not distract her.  Yikes.

On Friday I had a workshop and I wanted to share the cards my guests made. We had a BALL. They are simple notecards using the A Round Array stamp set.  What a GREAT set for quick cards.  

Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' up! Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' up!

Simple little details with Summer Starfruit and Rich Razzleberry. That little scallop punch is just dainty and perfect for a notecard. 

Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' up! Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' up!

This card used a little Island Indigo and Pumpkin Pie.  I added a different sentiment from the Friendly Phrases stamp set (126151) and a little of the Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon (122974) under the Designer Paper. Just enough to add a little fluff.  

Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' up! Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' up!


The last card was my favorite because of the colors.  If it has crumb cake on it I am one happy girl.  Pool Party, Real Red and Crumb Cake.  I love these colors together.  The Natural Ribbon is another favorite of mine.  


Stamps: A Round Array (129090), Friendly Phrases (126151) Ink: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White

Accessories: Polka Dot Parade DSP (126902), Notecards (107311), 7/8" Scallop Punch (129404), Natural 7/16" Trim Ribbon (129287), Decorative Label Punch (120907), Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon (122974)


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Stampin’ Up! Workshop Bloopers

I'm sure any demonstrator that does in home workhshops will understand this story I have for you today! Yesterday I was super excited to share Stampin' Up! with new friends! The hostess of this workshop is super special and had such a GREAT workshop.  I think she is extra special because she reminds me of myself 8 years ago when I decided to become a demonstrator.  You are probably thinking, huh?  When I met her at a previous workshop she was pregnant and excited to bring her third child into the world.  We decided since she had lots of excitement going on in her life and was due in January we would wait to have her workshop once she established routine. I remember telling her before I left that workshop she should have that baby on January 10th.  She DID!  LOL!  That's Alexis birthday!  Anyways, she was a gracious hostess yesterday and we all had a great time laughing and I love, love, love meeting new friends.  I just wish my new friends lived closer.  They are just amazing but live about 1.5 hours away from me.  This is why my sweet hostess reminds me so much of myself.  I think she would make a GREAT demonstrator!

Anyways, as always I had a few bloopers that occurred.  These ALWAYS happen!  It never fails that I forget something but I love being able to figure it out and fix the problem.  We did just that!

The first blooper was when my hostess rolled her Naturals Ivory cardstock through the Big Shot using the Textured Embossing Folder Framed Tulips and miraculously squished a bug on the paper too! That was the FIRST big laugh!  If you look really close at the picture below you will see a black dot on the cardstock in between the two flowers!  That is our new squished bug friend! I gave my hostess my sample. :D

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Workshop Cards



The next blooper was completely MY fault. I forgot my Decorative Label punch.  I'm sure my face turned a few shades of red and as we passed the cardstock around the table getting ready to make the card I was frantically coming up with the next step on how to fix the problem. 

DING DONG! I had a light bulb moment! This almost had me doing back flips across the table but I knew they would throw me out quickly! While the Decorative Label punch was the ideal solution instead we just tore the Newsprint paper instead of punching it.  I was happy with the result and the card came out very nice.  Check this out:


Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen, Workshop Cards



You can see all the products I used on this card on my previous post HERE. Overall it was a great workshop despite the bloopers!  If you've ever thought about becoming a demonstrator I encourage you to just DO IT! Regardless of the mistakes you will make along the way (and I make TONS of them) it was AWESOME to be with friends stamping. If you want more information on how to become a demonstrator click HERE.  It's a great time to join Stampin' Up! during Sale-a-Bration!

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Let me share one last card with you that I demonstrated yesterday.  I wanted to demonstrate the beauty of the Create A Cupcake stamp set and the Build a Cupcake punch.  Two great products that coordinate so well together.  It's one of the greatest things about our products.  Coordinating stamps, punches, papers, inks and embellishments.  It's a beautiful thing.

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen, Create a Cupcake



Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van DIepen, Create a Cupcake Stamp set



Below is a list of the products used.  You can find all of these products in my Online Store! Tomorrow I will share the last project that we created!


Stamps: Create a Cupcake

Cardstock: Early Espresso, Naturals White

Ink: Early Espresso

Accessories: Play Date Designer Series Paper, Build a Cupcake punch, Basic Pearls, Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon,       2 1/2" Circle Punch, Brights Designer Buttons, Linen Thread



Thanks so much for stopping by today! It's going to be a GREAT week! I know many of you are enjoying Spring Break.  I'm super jealous! What are your plans? I need to come up with something spectacular for my gem blossoms during our Spring Break in April!

Come Dance with Me!

Maybe we're not really dancin', but we are Two Steppin'.  Two Step Stampin' that is!!  Here is another embarrassing fact-o about me- It's been forever since I've used a Two Step stamp.  Then once I pulled it out and played with it again I fell in love all over.  My workshop hostess wanted me to show a Two Step stamp and I loved this because it made me Two Step.  Ha!  It's SO nice having clear stamps to make this technique much easier.  If you do not own Clear stamps then you can use a Stamp-a-ma-Jig  with your wood stamps to make the process seamless.  

I used the Awash with Flowers stamp set:

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen



Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen



Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen



Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen



When this stamp set came out it was not on my favorite list.  After I made this simple card, it's totally on it! I plan to mass produce this one!!

I started this card using Naturals Ivory cardstock as my card base.  I cut another piece of Naturals Ivory 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and ran it through my Big Shot using the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder.  Using this embossing folder gave me plenty of room to stamp in the center of the frame.  I stamped the stems in Old Olive ink.  I stamped the first solid floral image on the right using Daffodil Delight ink.  The second floral image I used a Rock n Roll technique.  Stamp your Daffodil Delight first and then roll the edges of the inked image in Pumpkin Pie.  Ohhhh Wee… already it's looking pretty.  Now comes the Two Steppin'.  Take the floral outline images and stamp them over the solid floral images using Tangerine Tango. 

Using a background stamp like En Francais, ink it up using the Daffodil Delight and lightly press the stamp over the stamped floral images.  Because you are stamping this over the Textured Embossed area the impression is hit and miss and gives this card a really nice vintage feel. 

Stamp your banner using the sentiment from the Blessed Mother stamp set. Punch a Decorative Label using the Decorative Label punch from the Newsprint Designer Series Paper.  Snail this onto your card from in the bottom right corner.  Adhere your banner over this.  Add a Daffodil Delight button to your banner using a Mini Glue Dot and your card is complete. 

Again, it's as simple card but one I'm super pleased with.  You can find all the supplies to make this card by checking out my Online Store.  Make sure you check the Clearance Rack from time to time, too! 

I hope your weekend is fantabulous.  Check back tomorrow when I share my Workshop Bloopers and what happens when you forget a VERY important product.  <smile> I'll share the card above again and how we fixed it without the product we needed and the other projects we made.   I think you will like it!

Stampin’ BINGO!

I don't know about you but I love to play Bingo!  I rarely get to go but I love sitting in those filled VFW halls trying to fill my bingo cards before anyone else.  I love the looks of the HOT pink daubers and even though I only play maybe twice a year I have at least 8 color daubers to choose from.  I am the lady that buys lots of cards and then I sit there sweating bullets as the call guy calls the numbers and I'm trying to keep up! I get so involved that you cannot even carry on a conversation with me.  Kinda silly, but oh so TRUE! Sadly, I never win at the Bingo halls.  But I sure do get lots of laughs in. 

I was really excited when Stampin' Up! brought out the Bingo Card Stamp.  It was one of the first stamps I purchased from the Holiday Mini.  Once I got it I wasn't sure how to use it.  Ha.  I know you understand.  I love the vintage look of the BINGO stamp!  Here is a card I made for workshops this month.  I used the Jolly Bingo Bits in the bottom row of my Bingo Card. 


Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen



Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen



Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen



I only used three ink colors on this card: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.  Such YUMMO colors.  While the card is pretty darn simple, I could change out some of my Bingo Bits so NO card would be the same.  Kinda fun.

Today I am duel tasking.  Christmas Decorations need to go up and stamping HAS to take place.  To the stamp room I go…

Have a fabulous Sunday!!!