It’s a mess here!

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Colorado Springs, CO



Holy Cow!  It’s a MESS in my stamp room.  I have been a crazy woman getting ready for multiple events this past week.  I have a few things to show you today.  I have to admit that I’ve been happy as a lark since I am stamping.  When I stamp-I smile! 

Let me show you what I’m making to get my desk this messy! 

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Colorado Springs, CO




Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator Kimberly Van Diepen Colorado Springs, CO



These are completely inspired by Shelli Gardner!  I love halloween and I love stamping halloween projects.  Last week when I was at the Advisory Board Retreat I was blessed with a wonderful dinner at Shelli’s home.  I am still speechless over the experience.  It really was amazing.  The best part I loved was Sterlings Dutch Oven dinner.  It was so yummy!  The other thing I loved was seeing the Halloween displays that Shelli had around her home.  It was heavenly for me.  🙂  Each of the Board members were given a beautiful bag of things Shelli loved.  I will covet this forever and ever.  Everything inside was amazing.  Once again, the best part was a Halloween ornament that was tied around the bag.  I love how Shelli stamps because it’s just my style.  So my little gum wrappers are completely inspired by her creativity.  I will make a video this week on how to make these great gum wrappers.  They are just so fun.


I haven’t used my fabulous Chunky Glitter in awhile.  I cut the stars using my Sizzix Die Cut Stars #2 (113461) and Long Board (114320).  Then I cut my black cardstock while I was cutting the chipboard.   I embossed the black cardstock using the From the Crypt stamp set (115460) and clear embossing powder.  I loved how this turned out.  The star is laying on top of an Oval Sizzix Die Cut (114525) and layered with Lovely Lilac cardstock.  I then embossed the Web Wheel (115666) onto the Lovely Lilac cardstock using Black Craft ink and Clear embossing powder.  I took the star and used Crystal Effects around the edges and dipped it into my Chunky Essentials Glitter (108797).  I let that dry a minute.  I made a yo yo (love that name) using the Cast a Spell DSP (115677) and then placed it onto the star and placed a banner over it using a Pop Up Glue Dot.  I used Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370) for the sentiment on the banner. 

I will do a video on two techniques this week on how to make these cute Halloween treats for your kiddo’s.  I know mine love them.  Super simple too. 

I’m off to a big event this weekend.  We are Stampin’ for a Cure!  Each year myself and my demonstrators in the area do a big fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness.  My goal is to raise $4000 this weekend.  We have a ton planned.  Lots of stamping and lots of giveaways.  I can’t wait.  Wish us luck in our fight against breast cancer. 

Have a fabulous weekend. 


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3 thoughts on “It’s a mess here!”

  1. good luck with your fund raiser. My upline and I hosted our 2nd Annual “Create for a cure”, and raised over $1100.00. Such a great cause…my Mom is a survivor so this is very close to my heart. Best Wishes…

  2. Hi Kimberly. This is awesome and how wonderful for you to experience Advisory Board and hanging with Shelli! Gives us all something to strive for! I am happy for you.

  3. Looking at the pic of your mess; all I can say is that mine looks exactly the same. I can not find my desk because of all of my ideas flowing out of my head. I just love it.

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