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Be Part of Something Epic!

Be Part of Something Epic! 

It’s Friday and I’m excited to talk to you about something that I’ve been a little giddy over.


Honestly, it’s epic and empowering.  When you put two powerful words together like that, then it must be GREAT, right?


And if I’m being perfectly honest…..  I’m going out on a limb today.  Stepping outside of a comfort zone.  YEA, a BIG ONE!

Before I get to the meat of what I want to talk about let me say this first….

  1. There is something creative and pretty at the end of this post if you don’t want to hear the story…
  2. I hope you read through to the end because like I said… it’s empowering!


Over the last 13 years I’ve been a demonstrator with Stampin’ Up! I’ve had the opportunity to meet the most amazing people.  My best friends have been formed during my journey with Stampin’ Up!

I’ve spoken about these friendships for years on my blog and how priceless they are.

Friendships are Priceless!

Creativate, Stampin' Up!


Two weeks ago 10 of us joined together in Kansas City to plan, motivate, share ideas on ways that we can best work together to train and empower our teams. TOGETHER.

This picture above represents 150+ years of direct sales experience with Stampin’ Up!  That’s crazy when you think about it.

Three days of planning, motivating, grinding ideas together so that we could do the same for our teams for FREE.  Each of us Top demonstrators in Stampin’ Up!, running our businesses at different speeds, levels, some online, some all workshop based. The ideas were incredible.  Great information, almost too much for my pea sized brain.  It was empowering.

Creativate, Stampin' Up!

We are Creativate

Creativate Team Logo

Why are you sharing this Kimberly? 

So, why am I sharing this with you……………..

The picture above is the CREATIVATE TEAM……and we are working together to provide incredible training–both creative and “business training” to our teams!

When you join Stampin’ Up! with me….you not only get ME to help you, but you get training that is backed by 150+ years of experience!!!! FOR FREE!



That is EPIC! That is empowering!

If you….

  •  considered joining Stampin’ Up! with the intentions of “making some money” and building a part-time or full-time business–I know that I can help and support you!!! Who your upline is is important. Make sure you sign up with someone who will meet YOUR needs.
  • If you are thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! and would like to chat about what I can offer you–PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL!



The most common question I get seems to be “IS IT REALLY OK TO JUST JOIN FOR THE DISCOUNT?”

YES, YES, YES….AND YES….. Think of it like a Costco Membership–“join the club” and get all the benefits–no strings attached! Really–I promise!

Things to consider….

  • Give yourself a gift!!!!! If you plan on ordering more than $100 in the next 3 months–this is truly the BEST way to go–and there are NO STRINGS ATTACHED!!!
  • GET $156 WORTH OF PRODUCTS FOR JUST $99 (and FREE Shipping)
  • 20% discount on all orders
  • You will remain active and enjoy all benefits at least until the end of July!
  • You will be able to order a month early from the NEW Catalog this summer!
  • Access to a very active Facebook Group for Stampin’ by the Sea Team members (plus others available only to demonstrators!) My amazing team rocks and our mission is to see others succeed according to what THEIR definition of success is. We are all different.
  • Library of training videos (and many more to be added!)
  • My Online Classes are FREE to YOU.
  • The bonus… Motivation, Business Builder ideas, Creative Challenges and it keeps getting BETTER!!

You Ask Why??? I say: WHY NOT????


PAST DEMONSTRATORS: This is the best time to “come back!”

BUT I DON’T WANT TO BE A DEMONSTRATOR: Just because you buy the kit, it does not commit you to doing any of the “things” you think demonstrators “have to do!”
LOVE DISCOUNTS? This is especially for you. Why pay full price for Stampin’ Up! Products????


OK–you have convinced me…….HOW DO I SIGN UP???
It’s simple…..just CLICK HERE
Tip: have your list of $155 in products picked out before you start–makes it easier!
You will pay just $99 (+tax)–FREE SHIPPING


You will never know where that $99 will take you unless you try.  You will have not ONE cheerleader on your side, but 10! That makes me HAPPY!

Be Creative with Me-

As promised… something pretty!

I thought this stamp set was only fitting for my post today….

The stamp set is called What I Love.  It’s a FREE Sale-a-Bration stamp set when you purchase $50 of products.  It’s beautiful, and so many ways to stamp this set.

Epic, What I Love, Join My Team

I simply stamped the Thank You greeting all the way down the left side.  Love how that looks.

Epic, What I Love, Join My Team


I did fussy cut one flower to make it pop just a bit.  The pink is so soft and the Botanicals Vellum over the cardstock makes it look so soft too.


Epic, What I Love, Join My Team



Epic, What I Love, Join My Team


Like I said before, Stampin’ Up! is so much more than stamping but I’m thankful for the amazing products that we have and the ability to create.


Supply List

Last few Days to Get this

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. 

Are you ready to be a part of something EPIC????

Choose Happiness | Stampin’ Up!

Choose Happiness | Stampin’ Up!


Let’s face it, choosing happiness should not be a hard thing…right? It’s a choice we make each day when we sit up in our beds.  It’s all a choice.  Despite everything going on around us (and boy do I have a lot) each morning I make a decision on how the day is going to play out.


For me, I choose happiness. Right now, TODAY… In my little crafty world I live in I couldn’t be more happier.  Everyday I open my new catalog I see beautiful stamps that make me smile.  I gush over the stamps. I gush over the company who loves me for what I do. I’m happy!  


Stampin’ Up is helping us choose HAPPINESS with another gorgeous stamp set in the new catalog.  Funniest thing ever…. it’s called Choose Happiness


Choose Happiness, Stampin' Up!



It’s been crazy in my stamp room with all the creating going on.  I have new products sitting all around me just screaming to be used.  One of my favorites right now is the *new* Venetian Crochet Trim.  I love that it’s really a “trim.”  It’s perfect for layering your ribbon pieces.  


Another favorite right now is my burlap ribbon and the Large Scallop Edgelit.  This Edgelit cuts my burlap like butter and makes for a perfect embellishment on my cards. 


Choose Happiness has beautiful images from a flower, bird to even a beautiful small border piece.  I couldn’t help but add just a bit of my new favorite Typeset Designer Series Paper.  I just touch that paper and it makes me happy.  


Choose Happiness, Stampin' Up!


I challenge you today that no matter what challenges you have going on in your life, Choose Happiness.  Watch how it will change your ENTIRE day.  Like I teach my kids daily, Attitude is Everything.  


Speaking of Happiness…..


Join Stampin' Up!, Stampin' Up!

If you have EVER considered becoming a demonstrator with Stampin’ Up!, or IF you are that craft lover who wants it ALL then sign up now.  Our Starter Kit is just $50 until June 30th.  You can choose $55 in retail product and then get a discount on your products when you place your next orders.  You will also receive a FREE Paper Pumpkin kit that you can check out.  Not a bad deal.  You can click HERE and get to know ME.  Click HERE to learn more about Joining my Team of Awesomeness ladies.  


Calling all SUPERHERO’s….


New Photopolymer stamp set!  Perfect for birthdays, kids and ME.  Now I can create my Superwoman cards.  I am SO SO excited.  

Click HERE to purchase this set.  Remember, these stamp sets sell out QUICKLY! 


Calling All Heroes, Stampin' Up!

Calling All Heroes, Stampin' Up! Calling All Heroes, Stampin' Up!

 Have an AWESOME Tuesday!  

Today Russ is taking the driving test.  I’ll report back on the results.  Wish him luck.


Make Gift Giving EASY!

Gift Giving, Stampin' Up!

It's not every year at convention that I can make little roomie gifts but this year was different.  I always love to give little gifts to my friends and family.

Making gifts can be a big task, however these amazing Mini Muslin Bags from Stampin' Up! make the task fast and simple.  

These Mini Muslin Bags will be available on August 1st from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  8 Bags come in a package.  Once you dress up the bags and add a little treat your gift giving is complete.  

A few quick ideas for these Mini Muslin Bags: 

  • Stamp an image on the front of them using an Acrylic Paint or Pigment Ink. 
  • Put a few treats inside the bag, tie and stamp a quick tag. 
  • Make a Holiday Countdown using the bags stuffed with a little treat as shown on Page 12-13 of the Holiday Mini Catalog.  


Gift Giving, Stampin' Up!

To recreate the bag above: 

  • Sew a straight stitch over the Victoria Lace Ribbon and Natural Trim over the 2 1/2" circle punch and Doily.  
  • Using a Glue Gun, add a strip of vintage music sheet paper and the new Burlap Ribbon.
  • Stamp a greeting across a piece of Naturals Ivory cardstock and adhere using a Glue Gun.  
  • Adhere the embellished Doily onto the Muslin Bag using a Glue Gun.  

Gift Giving, Stampin' Up!


Stamp set: Oh Goodie #131889 (Holiday Mini Catalog) Cardstock: Naturals Ivory  Ink:  Soft Suede

Accessories:   Burlap ribbon #132140, Tea Doily #129399, 7/16" Natural Trim #129287, 2 1/2" Circle Punch #120906, Eastern Elegance DSP #130131, Mini Muslin Bags #132180

As you can see these bags will be a big hit for gift giving this year.  Mark your calendar for August 1st when you can order these products from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  

You should be receiving your Holiday Mini Catalog in the mail and if you have not, please let me know so I can send you one by emailing me HERE

Hot Stampin' News!

Recruiting Promotion, Stampin' Up!

It's a GREAT time to join the Stampin' by the Sea Community.  

Don't miss out on a great opportunity to receive a free Stampin' kit when you join now until August 31st.  Choose from four adorbable kits.  Click the picture above to see full promotion details.  

Learn more about joining my Stampin' by the Sea community

Learn more about Kimberly HERE

Stampin' Up! New Products, Designer Series Paper, Stampin' UpIt's a GREAT time to stock up on the Designer Paper YOU love.  Buy 3 and get ONE FREE!  

Check out all of the Designer Paper available.  


****Digital Fans*****

New Downloads available today!  

Click the photos below to see the downloads for the last two weeks. 

Digital Downloads, MDS, My Digital Studio, Digital Downloads, MDS, My Digital Studio,

My Digital Studio, MDS, Stampin' Up!

Elegant Papillon Potpourri

  Papillon Potpourri, Stampin' Up!


Butterflies are so beautiful and such an elegant image to use on a crafting project.  Papillon Potpourri stamp set provides an array of different butterfly images both large and small for you to use and coordinates with two butterfly punches available.  

Papillon Potpourri, Stampin' Up! Papillon Potpourri, Stampin' Up!

Kimberly's tips when re-creating this card: 

  • I love the way Basic Black cardstock and ink adds elegance and helps the images stand out on the card.  
  •  I stamped the butterfly images onto the Label Bracket Punch first and then stamped the image again on Very Vanilla.  Adhere the punched butterly image over the image Label Bracket punch to add depth.  


Stamp set: Papillon Potpourri #123759 , Express Yourself #130339 (Hostess Set) Cardstock: Basic Black,Very Vanilla,  Soft Sky  Ink:  Basic Black

Accessories:   Label Bracket Punch #132153 (Holiday Mini), Elegant Butterfly #127526, Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder #130917, Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon #120999, Modern Medley DSP #126926


Latest & Greatest from Stampin' Up!

Recruiting Promotion, Stampin' Up!

Exciting promotion when you join the Stampin' Up! family until August 31st!

  • Pick one of four project kits for free in addition to YOUR starter kit when you join my Stampin' by the Sea community.       

Recruiting promotion, Join Stampin' Up!

Read more about joining my Stampin' Up! community HERE. 

I'm flying to Salt Lake City, Utah today.  

Keep connected so you will see what's going on during the Stampin' Up! convention.  

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Pinterest– inspiration pinner-load! I'm a late night pinner…

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Papillon Potpourri, Stampin' Up!

Color Inspiration & Candy!

Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' Up! _MG_1474


Have you ever been inspired by the colors you may see in a store? How about a Candy Store? Alexis and I stumbled upon Dylan's Candy Store while we were in New York.  OH MY COLOR! Alexis was stunned by all the candy while I was in complete awww of the beautiful colors that surrounded me.  

Kimberly VAn Diepen stampin up demo


I was so excited to catch this moment on camera because I knew that I could use this for one of my weekly color challenges.  

Last Tuesday I posted this color challenge to my Facebook Page. 

Kimberly Van Diepen stampin up demo



I fell in love with these colors as soon as I had seen them.  There was a BIG problem though. I was WAY out of my comfort zone once I started to work with all the colors. My desk looked like a disaster hit with cardstock, DSP, accessories flying all over the place.  I couldn't get these colors to mold into what I wanted.  Have you had this happen? My solution is to walk away slowly. <grin>  It worked.  

I started with a Wisteria Wonder as my base and then worked my way up with Elegant Eggplant, Pool Party and a "splash" of Pacific Point.  Pacific Point is not a color I typically used and I think this is the color I struggled with.  In the end I love this card and I love that I could incorporate the Pop Up Posies Designer Kit on this card.  I love the Pool Party & Calypso Coral flowers in that kit. They are perfect for so many projects.

I also used the Sale-a-Bration buttons, Designer Series Paper and the Pretty Petites stamp set on this card. 

Again, I'm behind on my own challenge which in reality shouldn't surprise you. <wink> 

You can check out my Facebook Page later today to see the next Color Challenge.  



Check out the following links to stay up to the minute on the latest Stampin' News!

Sale-a-Bration– Receive a FREE Sale-a-Bration product for every $50 you spend.  

Purchase your products Online through My Store and earn Stampin' Rewards!

Ready to start your own Stampin' Up! adventure?

Now is the perfect time during Sale-a-Bration when you can receive more BANG for your BUCK.  

Get $156.50 of product for only $99! Awesome Deal, Awesome Price, & Awesome Adventure. 

Become a member of my Stampin by the Sea Team and you will get access to my Online "Adventure Awaits" Customer Appreciation Day.  Check it out HERE

Find all the products used for today's card by clicking on the links below.  

Kimberly Van Diepen stampin up demo