At the top of the Roller Coaster!

Obviously having my  little pity party yesterday helped me regain my focus! ๐Ÿ™‚  I woke up this morning determined to tackle this stamp room with gusto and not finish until I felt like I could truly function without shedding a tear.  I guess being an organization freak doesn't help.  What a GREAT day and what progress was made.  Ladies, your encouragement has been so amazing and I just want to thank you for being so SO kind. 

Here is a picture of the progress but keep in mind there is still lots to do.  At least I can find stamps, ink and paper!

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



You can't really tell from the lighting in this room but the paint on the walls is Crushed Curry and I love it.  It was already painted this way and I really liked it. Russ was pretty busy last night and today putting all the hardware up on my walls and even better… my TV! I thought about using the drill myself but knew it would not be a pretty situation.  Glad he has the muscles and I know things will not fall off the wall.    Whoo Hoo!

The other part of my room where I will hold classes/workshops is still a beautiful mess.  Hopefully that will be done this weekend. 

Tonight I made a card for YOU!  It feels sooooooo good to stamp and use my new catalog products.  Truly this is the best catalog yet for me.  There are so many fun things I want to use. This card uses tons of new products.  Let me show you!

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



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



I started this card using Crumb Cake cardstock.  You know it's my favorite. I rolled the Crumb Cake cardstock through the Big Shot and embossed it using the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder (119277).  The bottom of the card uses a new DSP called Play Date (117168)  This DSP is great for scrapbooking kids photos.  Love that paper.  It's actually pretty bright DSP.  Very fun.  I corner rounded the ends of the cardstock and then I found my SEWING machine.  You probably heard me scream.  I was so excited.  I did a straight stitch along the lace and DSP.  That lace ribbon is the bomb.  It's called Victoria 118481.  It's so delicate.  Above the lace I used a strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock and punched it using the new Border punch called Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border (119275).  The "for" sentiment came from Fabulous Phrases (120501) and then used the "U" from the stamp set called Broadsheet Alphabet (120585).  I love this Alphabet.  The small tag is from the stamp set called Tiny Tags (118592).  I added a button from the Neutrals collection and lastly a Vintage Trinket! 

Again, thank you so much for your words of encouragement.

Lastly, don't forget to leave your burning question in the comments section.  Business or Personal! I will compile them all and answer all the questions on Monday.  I'll try to take you on a tour of my stamp room too. 

Hope your weekend is wonderful. 

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14 thoughts on “At the top of the Roller Coaster!”

  1. Kim,
    It looks like you have accomplished alot since you moved.  You have a lot on your plate, and you even had time to stamp.  You sound like a very organized person to be.  I love organization. 

  2. I'm so glad that you got your room together! I was missing looking at your gorgeous creations! The color of that room is perfect. Bright and beautiful makes for creativity, eh? LOL! Your card is stunning, as per usual. Have a great day!

  3. Congrats Kim!
    I have shopped with you before and will be glad when you get settled, so you can start the stamps by mail club.
    My question is, if someone is thinking about becoming a demo, is it better to sign up with someone local or long distance?

  4. Hi Kimberly!  – First, CONGRATULATIONS on making it to #1 at SU!  That is so awesome and I know you've worked really hard for it!  I also will have to congratulate Jenny – I sat across from her on the plane ride out to Phoenix for Leadership and helped her with her swaps!  Now to find her swap so I can get her e-mail address   : -)   Your stamping space for you and your classes looks great and I have a question about it.  Where did you find the ribbon racks??  Love those and wondered if you purchased them someplace or did your husband make them?  That's all – thanks!   Good luck in completing the move-in process.   Wanda

  5. Love the room, love the card!!! So glad to see you back in fine form.  I am a canadian demo and a HUGE fan of yours! I missed your posts SO much!!!  You always put a smile on my face ๐Ÿ™‚
    Congrats on being #1 demo in US.  Keep up the great work ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. What a cool card! Nouveau Vintage!
    Gorgeous room! I need help with mine…
    OK WHERE did your green "island' come from? (do I have to wait for the video? lol)
    Its fabulous! I love it!!! 

  7. Kimberly, first of all congratulations on #1! I was at convention and this is an impressive accomplishment! I am from Canada and heard of you from convention last year. I love your blog and your style of creations! Keep your chin up, you seem to be doing quite well. Good luck on your new location, I'm sure it will go very well. All the best! Lynda

  8. Hi Kimberly, Thanks for keeping us updated on your moving adventures! Your new stamp room looks fabulous, especially with those big windows. Now for my burning question! I have always loved your haircut and wonder if you have fine or thick hair, and also how do you keep finding someone to do a great job on the cut with all of your moves?! You have such a great sense of style and it carries through to your work! Hope to meet you in person at the Baltimore Regional! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. I posted a question in yesterday's post but have thought of another one.  ๐Ÿ™‚
    I would love to know what an average day looks like for you?  Basically how do you squeeze everything into one day?  I think balance is something we all struggle with.  Any tips on that subject would be much appreciated too!

  10. Lucky #13! Woo Hoo!! I'm an avid fan of yours, consider it a greatday when I look at your posts. You are an inspiration to me. What do you consider to be the best approach to finding new customers? Besides hanging out at Starbucks… =)  I'm trying to get more customers and would love to hear your thoughts…
    Thanks for all you do and share!

  11. What type of bar accessory did you use for the punches in your stamp room? It almost looks like a towel bar you could buy at a home improvement store. I'd love to add something like that to my stamping room.

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