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What’s Your Flavor?

Do you have a favorite flavor??

Flavor… Do you have a favorite even when the temperatures outside are too cold for ice cream??

 

I’d have to say YES.  Even when it’s cold outside I can go for a big ole bowl of ice cream in just about any flavor.

 

What about YOU?

 

Flavor, Honeycomb Happiness stamp set, Stampin' Up!

 

Honeycomb Happiness

Flavor, Honeycomb Happiness stamp set, Stampin' Up!

 

Honeycomb Happiness stamp set is filled with cute images and my I have to say all of the images are lovable.  I had to turn this ONE scoop of ice cream into a triple decker though.

 

Let’s face it, I have NO willpower right now for a single scoop.  I say bring on the flavors.

 

Flavor, Honeycomb Happiness stamp set, Stampin' Up!

The exciting part of creating this card was Russ coming in to help me.  YES! Russ!

He came into my stamp room as I was fussy cutting the “chocolate” scoop and made a terrible face.  He says… “Chocolate? No strawberry? Ice!”

So I put him to work.  I told him he had to find the strawberry ice cream in my sea of cardstock and choose the one he felt was the closest to strawberry.  I think he did a pretty good job and chose Pink Pirouette.  I had to add a little Vanilla to the mix too.

 

Surprise & Delight

This card has a little surprise and delight with it.  I created a mini card using the Banners Framelits.  By simply cutting a 2 3/4 x 11 piece of Corrugated Cardstock I folded it in half and then only cut the bottom piece to create the banner.  Once die cut I embellished the top.  I love that this card has a fun interactive piece on the front of it.

Flavor, Honeycomb Happiness stamp set, Stampin' Up!

I stamped a simple Thank You greeting from the Rose Wonder stamp set inside the banner.  I love how this turned out.  Sweet and simple.

You could even fit a gift card on the inside of this banner. Simply use a few glue dots to keep it in place.

Flavor, Honeycomb Happiness stamp set, Stampin' Up!

 

So ice cream lovers… what is your favorite flavor? If it’s too cold for you to eat the ice cream remember you can create plenty of paper ice cream cones using the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set.  This is a FREE Sale-a-Bration stamp set and it’s OH SO CUTE.

 

You can see all the supplies I used for this card below.

Oh No! Did You Do This?

Hey friends, before I go I have a quick thing I want to tell you about.

I LOVE when you place orders through my store. I’m always humbled when I see that you have chosen me as your demonstrator.  BUT there is a small problem that makes my heart heavy every time an order comes through as a NO CONTACT.  Many times this is done without you knowing and there is no way for me to know WHO it is.

Why is this frustrating? If you come through my system as a customer who placed an order and it comes through as a No Contact….. that means I see that there is an order placed but I have no clue WHO placed that order.  It’s “top secret!”

This becomes a problem for a few reasons.  If your order qualifies for rewards, I have no way of knowing that you should receive the rewards.  I have no way of being able to send you a thank you card or a gift for choosing me as your demonstrator.  Most importantly, if you have a problem with your order I have no way of knowing making it harder for me to fix the problem.

When placing an order in my Online Store, make sure to check your account information that you have opted for me to contact you.  Please know that I do not send you junk mail.  I only send you information based on the rewards levels that you reach with me.

See this photo below to help assist you when placing an order.

Online Order

If the box is checked “NO” I will never know that you ordered.  I want to make sure that if you order you are receiving my rewards and tutorials that you can get for free when choosing me as your demonstrator. If you have questions, please let me know so I can help you.  YOU are important to me and I am grateful for your business.  I don’t want that to go unseen.  XOXOXO

 

Know that as a customer of mine you are LOVED.  I truly love serving you and being your demonstrator.  XO

New Month- New Gift with Purchase!

Any $25 order placed in January will receive a FREE gift from me PLUS  my Exclusive January Inspiration Project Tutorials. Use the hostess code below. 

Paper Pumpkin is on SALE. Click HERE to read all the news…

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Click the links below to view the products in my Online Store.  Products with the price of $0 means they are Sale-a-Bration products. 

For every $50 you spend from the Idea Book & Catalog or the NEW Occasions catalog you can choose a product FREE from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. 

 

 

 

 

How Does Your Garden Grow?

We might be in the dead of winter but we can still grow a garden with our paper products, right?

 

With the Flowering Fields stamp set and the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper we can create a beautiful paper garden and say a big thank you.

Garden, Flowering Fields stamp set, Stampin' Up!

 

While I’m not much of a gardner I do have a green thumb with real flowers.  I love all kinds of flowers and watching them grow during the spring and summer. I have to admit I’m pretty good at it in the beginning.  Then as the hot Florida sun gets more brutal, my flowers seem to wither and I struggle to keep them watered.

Here’s the good news…

 

The stamp set Flowering Fields will not wither -EVER.

Garden, Flowering Fields stamp set, Stampin' Up!

 

Create It!

Creating this card was quick and easy.

  • Use a 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ strip of Wildflower Fields DSP onto the Whisper White cardstock base
  • Emboss the greeting using VersaMark and White Embossing Powder onto the 1″ x 4″ Cardstock Vellum.
  • Staple the Cardstock Vellum and 1″ x 4″ piece of Calypso Coral cardstock together.  Cut a V onto the end of each.
  • Stamp flowers onto Whisper White cardstock using Lost Lagoon Ink.  Die cut using the Lots of Labels Framelits.  Attach a Gold Foil Doily over the stamped flowers.  Slide the die cut label between the Cardstock Vellum and Calypso Coral and attach using Snail Adhesive.  Attach to the Whisper White cardstock using a dimensional.
  • Corner round punch each of the corners.

Garden, Flowering Fields stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Options

Stamp the flowers using the colors from the Wildflower Fields DSP.

Create this card using the different flowers in the Flowering Fields stamp set.

This is a quick card and would be perfect to make a card pack using all of the flowers in that set.

Garden, Flowering Fields stamp set, Stampin' Up!

 

Ready to Garden? 

Are you a gardner? If not, no worries.  You can grow a beautiful paper garden using the Flowering Fields stamp set.  This Sale-a-Bration set is FREE for every $50 you spend. Order today and start your own paper garden.

 

New Month- New Gift with Purchase!

Any $25 order placed in January will receive a FREE gift from me PLUS  my Exclusive January Inspiration Project Tutorials. Use the hostess code below. 

Paper Pumpkin is on SALE. Click HERE to read all the news…

Become part of something EPIC… a community of stampers that is amazing… Join My Team!

 

 

Gift with Purchase, Stampin' Up!,

Click the links below to view the products in my Online Store.  Products with the price of $0 means they are Sale-a-Bration products. 

For every $50 you spend from the Idea Book & Catalog or the NEW Occasions catalog you can choose a product FREE from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. 

 

 

5 Stamps Every Stamper Should Own

5 Stamps Every Stamper Should Own

Stamps? Just 5 you say Kimberly?

Well, I could give you a list of 500 because I’m sure that’s the amount that my stamp room has seen over the years- or more….

 

I want to keep the list to 5 stamp sets because I’m narrowing it down to the new Occasions catalog.

 

Now this wasn’t easy but it’s a question I get asked a TON.  What would I choose if I could only choose 5 stamps and why? I’ve linked a sample that’s been created with all of them but one.

 

My Top 5 Stamps and Why!

  1. Enjoy the Little Things (Page 33)  This stamp set not only has fun greetings that are great for any occasion card, it also has sweet small images that are perfect for simple cards.  The two border stamps are perfect for stamping on your cards as well as the envelope.  This also coordinates with a Project Kit that anyone could enjoy.  It’s my Top favorite and perfect if you are a brand new stamper. I have created a card below that you can see as well as this card HERE.
  2. Rose Wonder (Page 18)  If you are looking for versatility, look no further.  This stamp set covers marriage, sympathy, birthday, thank you, blessings and even a scripture verse. This one stamp set is perfection for any project or card.  The gorgeous rose, leaf and small flower can be stamped simply for a new stamper or stepped up for the advanced stamper. Think about watercoloring, paper piecing, glitter, embossing.  This set would be beautiful with anything done to it.  With the matching Rose Garden Thinlits Dies this makes your crafting easier as you will not have to fussy cut anything.  SCORE!  Here is a card I created using this set HERE.
  3. Number of Years (Page 11) Stampers or scrapbookers will love this set for paper crafting.  No more searching for the numbers you need for a birthday card.  They are right at your finger tips and have the matching framelits-Large Numbers Framelits Dies.  This set covers birthdays, Anniversaries, and even has a few flowers in the mix.  It’s also perfect for keeping your memories alive for children grade school years captured.  This is definitely versatile and practical for the amount of use you can get out of it.  I see teacher projects and many birthday cards created with this stamp set.
  4. Balloon Celebration (Page 12) I chose this stamp set not only for the fun balloons but one of the greetings captured my heart, “Come, Let us sit together and drink”.  Along with this comes Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Champagne greetings.  Why do I love this? It’s about gathering people together.  Enjoying the fellowship of others.  THIS I love.  Have you ever wanted to gather new friends but wasn’t sure how? This is a perfect stamp set to create an invite.  The bonus is the stars, clouds, balloons.  There is a lot of life to this set and one you can use for a long time.  Here is a card I created using this set HERE.
  5. Timeless Textures (Page 29) You’ve heard of love at first sight, right? That happened when I laid eyes on this set. I always look at a stamp set and ask how many projects can I see myself creating with it.  The answer for this one is ENDLESS.  I could possibly use this stamp set on every project I create.  It’s perfect for texture to a card, the splatter stamp is just the perfect size and the coffee stain image is PERFECTION.  Here is a card I created using this set HERE and HERE.

These are just 5 of the stamps I think stampers should have in their stash from the Occasions catalog.  There are many more I could list but if you are a new stamper, or advanced stamper these would meet your needs.

Want a Discount? 

If you are a new stamper and want to receive a discount on all of these stamps you can purchase the Stampin’ Up! Kit and receive $155 in products for only $99!  H E L L O that is a great price.  That’s the beauty of purchasing the kit during Sale-a-Bration.

Guess what… You can buy the kit and just enjoy the products.  Never doing anything with it again.

-or-

You can enjoy the discount on all your future products and the journey of being a demonstrator with Stampin’ Up!  There is NO RISK.  It’s up to you.

 

New demonstrators that join my team will be trained on how YOU want to move along with Stampin’ Up!  It’s all up to you.  Yes, even if you just purchase the kit, while you are active (up to 7 months) you will be inspired daily with stamping projects and tutorials and be part of a growing community with epic things coming.  I don’t use the word epic often…. it’s that good.

Be Inspired!

Stamps, Enjoy the Little Things, Stampin' Up!

Enjoy the Little things is a gentle life reminder that I love.  I know I could use this card framed on my desk to remind me to enjoy the little things.  Life is short.

Stamps, Enjoy the Little Things, Stampin' Up!

 

My favorite embellishment on this card is the ribbon.  It’s been awhile since I used a lot of Seam Binding ribbon and one of the things I love about Seam Binding is how well it folds and ties a bow.  It’s very pliable making bow ties easy.

I held the ribbon in place using the Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

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Tips & Tricks

Two staples with my Handheld Stapler keeps it all together.

The 1″ Square Punch is perfect to punch these small square images.  While the images are slightly larger, this was a quick no fuss way to no cutting.

Stamps, Enjoy the Little Things, Stampin' Up!

 

I would love to hear from you and what your Top 5 picks are from the Occasions Catalog.  What can YOU not live without? Leave a comment letting me know.

 

In the meantime… enjoy the little things.  Life is short.

 

New Month- New Gift with Purchase!

Any $25 order placed in January will receive a FREE gift from me PLUS  my Exclusive January Inspiration Project Tutorials. Use the hostess code below. 

Gift with Purchase, Stampin' Up!,

 

View ALL Current Specials 

Click the links below to view the products in my Online Store.  Products with the price of $0 means they are Sale-a-Bration products. 

For every $50 you spend from the Idea Book & Catalog or the NEW Occasions catalog you can choose a product FREE from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. 

Card Fail and Re-Do!

Card Fail and Re-Do!

It happens more than people think inside this stamp room of mine.

 

It’s the final moments of creating the card.  All is going beautifully well.  I’m just adding some finishing touches and BAM… RUINED. I mean RUINED.

 

There are many many cards that have almost hit the trash but somehow I have saved… until this card.  It was a complete disaster and for a challenge card no less.

Let me share….

First, today is Friday so that means it’s time for a TGIF challenge.  It’s a super fun sketch I think you will love.

Card Fail, TGIF Challenge, Stampin' Up!

 

I started this card using the Beautiful Ride stamp set.  I love this bug car and the other images that go with this set are amazing fun.

 

Beautiful Ride, TGIF Challenge, Stampin' Up!

 

Once I had everything watercolored and the entire card set in place and adhered down I thought it needed one more thing… a little splatter.  It’s like an obsession I have.  Kinda like my obsession with doily’s.  I also love me some splatter.  Until it’s out of control like this…

Beautiful Ride, TGIF Challenge, Stampin' Up!

Now my couple looks like they are part of a murder scene.  Who knew Watermelon Wonder ink could look like a bloody mess? I tried to save the card by re-doing the couple.  Nope.  The windows on the bug car were to far gone.  It didn’t look pretty at all.  Most of the time when this happens I have to walk away and gather my thoughts because I’m so mad at myself.  Not this card.  I laughed so hard I almost wet my pants.  This was FUNNY!!

 

So, I started from scratch.  A complete re-do!

 

Beautiful Ride, TGIF Challenge, Stampin' Up!

Much cleaner.  No more murder scene.  Just a lovely couple probably enjoying a cozy moment alone.

 

Beautiful Ride, TGIF Challenge, Stampin' Up!

Tips & Tricks

I used Watercolor Paper and Basic Black Archival Ink to watercolor the Bug and couple images.  One tip before you start watercoloring, heat set the images.   I stamp the images and then I take my heat tool over them to make sure they are good and dry.

The images are watercolored using an Aqua Painter and Inks.  I used Watermelon Wonder for the Bug Car.  You can see all the inks used in the supply list below.

When I first stamped the stars they were really bright using Daffodil Delight. When I was re-creating this card I changed the ink to So Saffron (had to bust out a duster on that ink pad!) Using that color was much softer. Then I added a Vellum overlay to create an even more softer look.

 

What do you think? Notice the re-created card has NO splatter.  I thought I would not risk it a second time.

Would love to hear from you!  Plus, don’t forget to play along in the challenge.  You can see what the other designers created HERE and play along.

Family News

I’m traveling to Atlanta as you are reading this.  Alexis has her first gym meet of the season.  It’s just the two of us traveling and I cherish these moments with her.  It’s a big weekend for her as she becomes an official teenager on Sunday.  My little peach is 13.  So many of you have watched this girl grow up.  Wanna see a blast from the past? Click on a few of these links below if you have the time.  It makes my heart skip a beat. Okay, actually I have cried looking back at these. Some are funny stories, some are tender moments. Thank you for letting me share my real world with  you along with my stamping.

 

Seattle Trip

Valentines Blitz

Simple Little Snowflakes

The Beauty of Iowa

A Few Techniques

A Day at the Beach

A True Stamper

 

 

New Month- New Gift with Purchase!

Any $25 order placed in January will receive a FREE gift from me PLUS  my Exclusive January Inspiration Project Tutorials. Use the hostess code below. 

Gift with Purchase, Stampin' Up!,

Click the links below to view the products in my Online Store.  Products with the price of $0 means they are Sale-a-Bration products. 

For every $50 you spend from the Idea Book & Catalog or the NEW Occasions catalog you can choose a product FREE from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. 

 

 

Because You’re Awesome!

Because You’re Awesome!

You are.  You are awesome! Isn’t it nice to hear that?  If it’s one thing that I love about the Botanicals For You stamp set, it’s this greeting. This stamp set is a FREE stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.

 

I think we can all enjoy a little bit of this kind of mail more often.  I’ve said it 1000x before- sending my cards is my biggest struggle. It’s something I’m getting much better about and it makes me SO happy making others smile.

Awesome, Botanicals For You, Stampin' Up!

Botanicals For You

The Daffodil Delight ink with this stamp created a fun and bright card.  It’s a color I don’t use often enough I’ve found.

To create a softer look to the card I added the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum over the Daffodil Delight ink.

Awesome, Botanicals For You, Stampin' Up!

You will notice these pieces are slightly off set.  I did this on purpose although I’m noticing I should wear my glasses more when I stamp.  I love that little peek of color coming from the Vellum but I also love the soft feel of the vellum overlay.  I am a HUGE fan of Vellum right now.

 

I added another piece of Vellum Cardstock across the card and stamped the greeting using White Embossing Powder.

Awesome, Botanicals For You, Stampin' Up!

 

 

 

Another NEW element you see are the It’s My Party Enamel Dots in the Occasions Catalog.  The colors of the dots are Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, and Mint Macaron.

 

Awesome, Botanicals For You, Stampin' Up!

 

Tips & Tricks: 

I used the Lots of Labels Framelits for the large greeting- Just for You.  Fit perfectly.

To keep the Vellum in place and not see any adhesive show through I used my Handheld Stapler and stapled the Daffodil Delight and Vellum together in the center. This way the Label Framelit covered it.

 

Tell me what you think.  Is Daffodil Delight a color you use frequently? I’m a bit in love with how bright it is.  Could be the gloomy winter days we’ve had in Florida for awhile.

Have an awesome day!

XOXOXO

New Month- New Gift with Purchase!

Any $25 order placed in January will receive a FREE gift from me PLUS  my Exclusive January Inspiration Project Tutorials. Use the hostess code below. 

Gift with Purchase, Stampin' Up!,

 

View ALL Current Specials 

Click the links below to view the products in my Online Store.  Products with the price of $0 means they are Sale-a-Bration products. 

For every $50 you spend from the Idea Book & Catalog or the NEW Occasions catalog you can choose a product FREE from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.