Gently Falling

Kimberly update first…  This week is the BIG Founder's Circle event in St. George Utah.  It's a trip for the Top 100 demonstrators to attend and to me one of the best trips ever.  You are spoiled the entire time you are there and Stampin' Up! goes way out to make the experience the VERY best.  I'll miss it this year as I decided to be with my little Gem's.  No regrets because I am sure there will be more Founders Trips. Gives me incentive to continue to work hard. <smile>

It's hard with Russ away and leaving the kids with family.  While my family would take them in a minute flat I have no worries when they take them I just feel like I am the one that needs to be home with them right now. I love my girlfriends but there is something about when these two cuties put their arms around your neck and hug you tight.  It feels so good.  Right now things are going SO great with the kids I want it to stay that way. I'm excited to hear all about the trip from my girlfriends attending and I know they are going to have the BEST time ever!

Other happenings:

Remember Sue who made the cool sunshine boxes for the kids? She sent the most amazing "Grand" Finale for the kids.  I'll be sharing as soon as I can get them still to take a picture. Again Sue, you are amazing. We love Sue!!

The little Gem's pulled a prank on me this past Sunday.  I'll share the full report tomorrow. It was hysterical.



 Now onward…


I'm gently falling into a trap of using this stamp set for everything.  Though isn't it the BEST ever when you can keep getting a ton of "mileage" on a good stamp set.  It makes me giggly happy when I can see my stamp set black from over use.  If it's clean rubber that means I wasted my money. This set is becoming a nice dark shade of rubbah! WHOO HOO!  

Here is a card I made with the intentions of making LOTS of them…

Kimberly Van DIepen Stampin Up! Demonstrator



Kimberly Van DIepen Stampin Up! Demonstrator



I loved the entire layout of the card because it was fairly easy. To finish this card off I decided to stamp the leaf onto Very Vanilla cardstock using Soft Suede Craft ink and embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder.  Then I took a dauber and used Pool Party, Cajun Craze and More Mustard ink to color inside the leaf.  Then using my snips I cut the pretty leaf out.  I plopped it onto my card using dimensionals and then admired my card. 

There was a BIG problem.  I needed to make a TON of this card.  While I loved the added leaf I knew this card would not be my friend after making them in bulk.  The leaf had to go.  I think it's fun that you can add just one element to a card and give it a little more dimension and WOW factor.  

I decided to go with this version:

Kimberly Van DIepen Stampin Up! Demonstrator



This version was a little easier to make in bulk and I love those big buttons.  You can find these beautiful buttons HERE.  Again, I love the pool party added to these fall colors. 

If you are looking for more Fall Stamping supplies, take a look in my fancy Online Store filled with tons of fun products. Don't forget to check the samples there too.  Very pretty. 


Make it a great week.



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5 thoughts on “Gently Falling”

  1. Love the leaf! I really like both the cards but that leaf is a real WOW! I finally got to order after having taken the summer off so I'm now playing the waiting game for my box to arrive. I can't wait to get some new stuff!!!

  2. GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, no wait – BEYOND GORGEOUS!!!  And, I will have you know, this set is black from being used at MY house too, lol! I LOVE it!!!!  Beautiful card, and I think I want to CASE it with a few tweaks for a workshop card 🙂 Love it, and YOU!!!!


  3. both cards are nice, but, really, the leaf sets the card……..sorry, I know about bulk making & it's time consuming, but the leaf says it all!

  4. I don't blame you for not wanting to cut out tons of the leaves…but it does scream wonderful on a few cards.  The design is great and even without the fancy leaf, it's still has plenty of impact!

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