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OnStage Tampa Florida

Howdy from Tampa Florida!

It’s a miracle that Cathy and I made it here.  She arrived from Colorado to sunny Florida in her snow boots on Wednesday.  She quickly unpacked her flip flops in the car and did a quick switch.  We sat up WAY too late catching up on everything on Wednesday night and had grand plans to be on the road headed to Tampa by 9am.  At 1:30 pm we were on our way.


This is true Kimberly fashion.  In fact I will tell you that you would never want me as your travel agent.  I didn’t have our hotel secured until 3 days prior.  Yes.  That’s how I roll.  I figure it shouldn’t be a problem finding a place and as long as it doesn’t have bed bugs we will be fine.  I’m amazed that Cathy continues to give me the responsibility of our travel plans but she knows it always works out.

The Drive

Our 7 hour drive turned into 9 hours since we decided to stop at every Starbucks along I-10 and I-75 to keep the red cups in service.  We also bought all the ornaments that are now available and 2 new coffee cups.  Russ is going to kill me.


OnStage Tampa, Stampin' Up!

We traveled in our active wear and I’m pretty sure our family would have been mortified to have been seen with us.  We were comfortable, highly caffeinated, and laughed until the next potty spot.

Arrival into Tampa was uneventful since it was LATE but things became pretty exciting once we arrived at our hotel.  I thought for sure the Queen herself had arrived.  This hotel is incredible.  For a girl that booked only 3 days ago and kept things pretty cheap… we SCORED!

OnStage Tampa, Stampin' Up!


The Floridan Hotel has only been renovated for maybe a year.  The inside of this hotel is vintage and SO pretty.  I’m in love. Besides the bed, this is one of my favorite things I found in the hotel.

OnStage Tampa, Stampin' Up!


We hit the bed pretty quickly Thursday night.  Well, Cathy fell asleep… I was bored and decided to go to sleep.

We had plans to get up and check out Tampa but decided that sleep was more important and rolled out of the bed around 11am.  This was fine as we only had one BIG thing on our agenda- pedicures.  By the looks of the nail technicians upon arrival, our feet scared them.



They did magic on our feet.

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We did many U-Turns in downtown Tampa.  Saw this sign below and had to take a picture for Brandon.  (Cathy did- I don’t want my mom to think I was driving and taking photos at the same time!)

OnStage Tampa, Stampin' Up!

Primp & Run

We hurried back to the hotel so I could primp and then run to the Centre Stage event tonight.  Cathy and I had to separate for a bit which I hated but she made the most of it by taking a run around Downtown Tampa.  Meanwhile, I mingled with the leaders at the event.  The tables were decorated beautifully and the evening was quaint.  My lips are sealed right now on the “happenings” here at OnStage.  I can’t wait to share when I can. The decor was beautiful.  The gifts… SQUEAL. Stampin’ Up! always knows how to spoil.  Oh my W.O.R.D!

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Let me say this…

I love being a demonstrator.  I love love love what I do, I love the people surrounded by me, and I love being able to share with YOU.

I’m so excited to see my team tomorrow.  They are coming from all over the US.  Many will be at other locations so we will be together in spirit.

I’ll keep you posted.  XOXOXO

Don’t Forget!

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Love to each!

Everybunny Watch Out!

Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin Up!


Yep, watch out because you know how holiday's sneak up on us FAST!  Easter will be no stranger to this.  I've had the hardest time keeping up with my holiday's this year and we are only into March.  I'm making a move on it this weekend and plan to have my Easter vignette put together.  I see a little vintage treasure hunting in my future. I see old playful bunny statues, wire baskets with paper pennants hanging from them.  *oh my*

Okay, so time to stop daydreaming because the reality is a big ole snow storm is heading my way and Everybunny will be freaking out! 

The Everbunny stamp set is a cute and fun stamp set perfect for Easter projects.

Have you worked with this specialty paper below? 

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Totally embarrassed to tell you its been sitting.  WHY?????? It's so pretty, and fun to work with!

I started this Easter card by painting Gesso over the entire front with a foam paint brush.  You could also use white paint.  In fact, for giggles I want to try painting a shimmer paint across this paper.  I just love the pattern on this beautiful paper and look how it really pops with the paint on it.  

The rest of this card design was a work in progress.  In fact, I started this card and had to walk away.  I was bound and determined to use my Easter "eggs" I had made using my Oval Framelits.  They are so pretty with the Pool Party Embossing Powder on them.  

Mr Bunny and his balloon were simply watercolored on Crumb Cake CS using an Aqua Painter and I kept this VERY simple.  I'll be doing a demonstration soon on using your Aqua Painter. You can see the supplies below. 

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Products Used:

Stamps: Everybunny #122707

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White

Ink: Black Stazon, Island Indigo, Soft Suede, VersaMark, Whisper White Craft


Tea Doily #129399

Natural Composition DSP #126917

Aqua Painter #103954

Tea for Two DSP #129311

Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack #130812

Oval Framelits #129381

First Edition DSP #121878

Early Espresso Bakers Twine #123124

Natural 7/16" Trim Ribbon #129287

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Okay, now it's time to get your FAV Easter products and start getting creative.  

Are you ready? What will YOU be creating?

You can find all these fun products in my Online Store HERE.  



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Simple with Pop Up Posies

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Are you loving the Sale-a-Bration products this year? Stampin' Up! has provided us with beautiful products during this amazing promotion and this year and the best part is coordinating them with our other amazing products in the Mini Catalog.  Take this card for instance. I've paired the Pop Up Posies Kit with the Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set.  This set has such delicate greetings and they are beautiful embossed.  I used Basic Black Craft ink with a clear embossing powder on the greeting and butterflies.  

I created a small flower using the cupcake holders in the Pop Up Posie Kit by crinkling the cupcake holders in my hands then using a hot glue gun to secure 3 of them together.  Before adhering the third cupcake holder on I pierced a Polka Dot Pool Party brad into the center and then attached it to the other two flowers. The Crumb Cake dry embossed Label is another piece thats in the Pop Up Posie Kit.  

As you can see you can create this elegant card with ease using the Pop Up Posie Kit.  

Watch the video below to see how I created a skirt for a dress form using the cupcake holders.  


You may remember this project: 

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The ideas are abundant with the Pop Up Posie kit! 

To order yours Click HERE


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Big Customer Appreciation Day coming SOON! Click HERE to read all about it!

Have the BEST day!!

Happy Days!

With the start of the New Year I vow to enjoy MANY happy days, but today is extra special.  

Today, the Spring Mini Catalog is LIVE!  It's SO exciting and filled to the brim with GREAT products.  

Check out all the goodies HERE!  

You may want to grab a cup of coffee or your favorite drink and just enjoy page by page!

To add to the excitement there is a little Valentine Special going on as well.  C*R*A*Z*Y!

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I love the samples above and they are CUTE & SIMPLE! Two words I enjoy together! 

This bundle is perfect for the working mom who loves to craft for friends, children's parties and family.  

While I was on the road NEW Digital Downloads appeared! Even better… A FREE Digital Download.  *LOVE* FREE!  

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, My Digital Studio


I'm in love with this new Digital Download.  

All the geometrical lines are SO trendy and who doesn't love a snowflake?

I prefer snowflakes on paper just like these! <smirk>

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I know some of you are knee deep in snow.

 This new Digital Kit is PERFECT for your WInter Layouts and projects! 

Click HERE and you can see the New Digital Downloads!


While Russ was driving our Chariot back home I kept myself busy by creating with My Digital Studio.  

It made the time go by so quickly.  

Here is a layout I created….

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This was created on a Whisper White background and I used one of my fav kits- The Best Year!

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You can view the supplies I used for this layout HERE


With all these goodies unleashed, is it a Happy Day? I think SO and I hope it brings happiness to your day!

You can find all the new products in my Sweet Online Store HERE.  

Have you checked out my Facebook Fan Page? 

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Happy Day! 


New Inspiration & Color Challenge!

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Product Supplies

Stamps: A Fitting Occasion, Fancy Friends Kit

Ink: Early Espresso, Pale Plum, Raspberry Ripple

Cardstock: Raspberry Ripple, Pale Plum, Crumb Cake, 

Accessories: Storytime DSP, Linen Thread, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Curly Label Punch, Modern Label Punc, Rhinestones, Fancy Friends Kit, Sprtizer Tool, Pale Plum Marker, Subtles Buttons, Chevron Embossing Folder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, hung up cute clips, Gold Smooch Spray

WHOA! You know a week has flashed before your eyeballs when you just posted your color challenge from last week yesterday and now your posting the next one.  The good news, I'm on top of it this week.  That's a GREAT feeling.  

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I wish I could take a picture of my face when I put this color challenge together.  Perfect Plum?

Okay, a little confession time!  I've used my Perfect Plum ink pad about 2 times in the last 5 years.

 Don't throw rocks at me, it's just not my "thang!"  

This is when challenges come in handy.  They PUSH you to try new things or in my case a very neglected color and find something GREAT about it.  While Perfect Plum may not be my favorite color choice I'm quite excited about the end result of this card.  Not to mention I used less of my favorite colors (Early Espresso & Crumb Cake) and a huge chunk of the Perfect Plum.  When you look at the Raspberry Ripple next to the Perfect Plum it's really pretty.  I *cough cough* LIKE it!  Ah… the beauty of a challenge.  

I'm calling all my paper crafter friends out there to play along.  YES, YOU.  Join me in the color challenge and push yourself a little.  Leave a link in the comments or on my Facebook Page and share your project.  I would **LOVE** to see it.  

If you couldn't already tell, this card has a sneak peek again.  See that CUTE Arrow Clip? It's darling and it's NEW.  I won't be holding back too much longer and I'll be sharing some new products with you.  


Let me tell you about the stamp set I used on this card.  It's cute and needed the dust bunnie cloth.  Not sure why I didn't pull this great set out sooner.  Meet the stamp set, A Fitting Occasion!  I love how the majority of the stamp images fit within a coordinating punch.  That just makes stamping life EASY. Thank you, Stampin' Up!

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Another product I used on this card is SUPER fun and the PERFECT Stocking Stuffer gift for a teenager, teacher or new stamping friend.  This is the Fancy Friends Kit.  You will notice on my card above I used the "friends" stamp image.   All of the products below are included in the kit for only 15.95.  INSANE. TWO stamp images, little spots… WOW!!  

I think I know what you are thinking.  

Stocking Stuffer? What about ME?

I understand, that's why I have one. <smile>

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I highly encourage this little kit if you are looking for a gift or you want to make FAST little notecards to friends and family.  Did you know that our notecards can be mailed? Absolutely!! 

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Here is a little peek at a card I made but I added the Ticket Punch.  

Get it now while supplies last! Visit my Online Store to order yours today!


I have MORE!!!  I have to share these cards I just received in the mail yesterday.  SO awesome. 

This card below came from Stampin' Up! 

When I get a card from Stampin' Up! it's a one of those moments when your feet are planted to the floor you are SO excited.  This is the Advisory Board Reunion Luncheon invitation.  Just beautiful.  I love it!  

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This next card is from my way on up there Upline Jill Olsen:

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Isn't the BOW just gorgeous? I love both of these cards and it did bring a smile to my face when I opened each of them. 

I think that wraps up Wacky Wednesday!

You can find all these great supplies in my Online Store.  

Make sure you check out my Online Shopping Rewards Card that you receive when you order through my Online Store.  

Have a GREAT day! XOXOXO