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Color Challenge- TGIF #32

Color Challenge- TGIF #32

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Happy TGIF friends. Happy Color Challenge day!


It’s a GREAT day for a fun new challenge from the TGIF blog.  Yay! Yay!  This one is awesome and my kind of Christmas colors.  These remind me of a very vintage Christmas.  Pool Party and Real Red… what do you think? I’m pretty sure it’s one of the reasons I fell in love with the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper this year as well.


For this challenge I decided to bring out one of my favorite sets- Snow Place.  A set that can make you feel like a kid again because you can dress up these great snowmen.  Also, you will see a helpful picture tutorial below when creating this card using the Little Letter Framelits making this card easy to create.


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The Little Letters Thinlits are perfection when it comes to using them on cards or smaller projects.  Each letter is only 3/4″ high and the framelits come with all of the letters.

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Behind the letters you will notice a piece of Typeset Designer Series Paper that is the same size as the Whisper White cardstock and sponged with Pool Party ink.  The snowflake from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set was White Embossed onto the Typeset Designer Series Paper.  I love how you can see the snowflake peeking through the letters.  Especially with Mr. Dapper Dan Snowman sitting next to it.



Quick Tips & Tricks

When I started creating this card one of the hardest things was getting the letters lined up each time onto the Big Shot and the letters not moving around.  Just so happened I had Washi Tape sitting right next to my Big Shot.



Once I lined up each of the letters I placed a strip of Washi Tape across the letters to keep them in place.  Occasionally you will notice when using the Magnetic Plate for your Big Shot that the Framelits might shift upon placing them down.  This happens over time and usage.  By taping the letters together you will decrease the chances of any shifting.



Why Washi Tape? It’s very forgiving. You can peel the Washi Tape up and your cardstock will not tear.  Please note, I first tried this technique using the Thick Whisper White cardstock.  This cardstock is not as smooth as our regular Whisper White.  The Washi Tape was not as forgiving with the Thick Whisper White cardstock.



See photos below:

Washi Tape Technique


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By placing the Real Red cardstock behind the letters diagonally it made the word SNOW stand out even more.


I may not be seeing snow here in Florida however I’m lucky I get to play with the Snow Place stamp set and make my own snow using the Little Letter Framelits.

Now… are you up for this weeks color challenge? See what the other TGIF designers have created.  Click HERE to see their projects and participate in this weeks challenge.

Snow Place Kits Available!

Looking for Quick Cards using the Snow Place Stamp set? I have 4 kits available for purchase from my November Stamps in the mail. This kit includes:

  • Materials to create 8 cards using the Snow Place stamp set.
  • 9 Page PDF with high quality photos and 8 video tutorials showing you how to create each card. Click HERE to see a peek of the cards and others I’ve created using this set.
  • Snow Place stamp set & Snow Friends Framelits Dies

Kit is $65.00

Email me today ( to claim one of these kits as YOURS. Act fast- These kits will go QUICKLY.

Special Gift for Online Orders

While my card might have been a design flop, what I’m about to share isn’t.

This month for all online orders of $25 or more, you will receive a very special gift from me.  I’m pretty excited about it and I know you will be too.  You might squeal a little bit.  Just a little.

Make sure to use the Hostess Code given below.

Thank you as always for stopping by!!!

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Snow Place- Stamps in the Mail


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It’s time to register for the last month of the Stamps in the Mail Christmas Series.  It’s been an amazing 2 months working with Christmas stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog and I’m super excited to bring one last month of Christmas cards using a fun and happy stamp set- Snow Place.


When choosing cards that I want to use for Stamps in the Mail, I look for a stamp set that has LOTS of versatility and has the capability of using it with out of the box ideas.  Snow Place fits the bill because you can use this stamp set past the Christmas holidays.

I’ve already created lots of fun cards with this stamp set.  Here are a few just to share.

*Note: None of the cards below will be used in Stamps in the Mail.  There are 8 NEW cards you will be creating, plus bonus cards and projects to help inspire you.

Snow Place stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Kimberly Van Diepen

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Are you READY??

Are you ready to register for Stamps in the Mail? Registration opens today.  Click HERE for more detailed information and Registration.


Awesome in October!


It’s here! October 1st has arrived and it’s going to be AWESOME.

Ya’ll, that’s the way I have to think. Although things around me might say differently, I’m going into this new month with an attitude of AWESOMENESS!

Have you ever noticed when things are not going the way you would like but you continue to press on and face things with a positive light all things seem to flow better.

I’ve put my positive pants on and plan to sport them this month. Here is one of the reasons I had to put my positive pants on…


If you remember we recently adopted Tanner, a Foxhound pup. Well, he’s almost a year old now and he’s a pretty lucky pup.

Lucky Dogs
Honestly, his name should have been Lucky.  Lucky to be alive right now.  Remember, he is the pup that had the snake bite.

Well, dear Tanner was teething and enjoyed our antique couch to soothe his gums…

Oh No!

Our antique fainting couch will be getting a makeover thanks to Tanner.  Yes, he chewed the ENTIRE backing off the couch.  Not kidding.  Luckily for him I have my positive pants on otherwise he might be in bigger trouble.

I love my dogs.

I love my dogs.

I love my dogs.

All better. Bring on October!

In other news….

Snow Place Stamp Set


Snow Place Stamp set, Stampin' Up!


While I’m not at all thrilled with winter around the corner, I can enjoy this adorable stamp set Snow Place and get my snow fix.  To make the “snow hills” I used an Oval Framelit and trimmed off the excess that was not needed once mounted onto the Whisper White Embossed Trees.

Snow Place Stamp set, Stampin' Up!


I had Mr. Penguin stand on a piece of Ice… Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper that is.  Worked perfectly for the look I was trying to achieve.

Snow Place Stamp set, Stampin' Up!


Tips & Tricks

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before but I’m a huge fan of doubling my Bakers Twine to wrap and tie bows.  The reason I do this, because it’s MUCH easier to tie.  The bow lies flat and doesn’t curl.  Give it a try and tell me what you think.  


Hopefully we all slip on our positive pants and make October AWESOME!   Are you with me?

Hot News

Stamps in the Mail Christmas Series Oct Banner

I announced Tuesday a BRAND new Stamps in the Mail for October.  I am very excited about this months stamp set choice.  It’s going to be another great stamp set to work with.  Click HERE to register for this month.


Local to the Pensacola, Florida area? I have started teaching classes again and I’m excited.  Last month we had a blast making handmade Christmas cards and we are doing the same again.  I have two classes to choose from in October AND I’ll be adding another one today.  WHOA.  Pinch me.  You can check out the class schedule HERE and register.

Unable to stamp with me locally? Check out my Online Classes I have available.  Click HERE to view.



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It’s all about playing today.  That’s right!  Although Snow Place is not where I prefer to play.  Beach Place is.  Ha ha ha.


Today my card will leave you chilly as these two cute snow “women” chill and play together.

Snow Play stamp set, Stampin' Up!


Want to know what I love about stamping? There are no rules.  As a girl who always plays by the rules this is the time I don’t have to.  Who said snowmen have to be stamped on White cardstock all the time? No one ever. <yippie!>

I just love the size of these guys and if I wanted to color them I could -or- I could leave them just as is.

I did use White Craft ink and embossed them with White Embossing powder.  Only because it made them stand out more.

Snow Play stamp set, Stampin' Up!

I used some of our Fancy Vellum in Silver and did a little paper pleating across the card.  Love how strong and sturdy that paper is.


Snow Play stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Another fun thing about the Snow Place stamp set is the accessories that go with it.  Hello, look at those ear muffs!  How adorable are they? Even better the accessories have coordinating framelits.

Snow Place Stamp set, Stampin' Up!

I also LOVE the greeting “Snow Way! It’s Christmas Already?”  That’s something I say year after year.  I’m never ready.

How about you? Are you ready for the holiday’s to begin? Fall chill to hit? Snow to fall? Christmas decorating to begin? It’s not far and friends… I’m having the Summer time blues.  I want to continue with summer.  It’s a struggle right now.

I hope this stamp set inspires you.  It’s snow much fun…..

In other news…

Weekly deals are new and fun.  Punch boards.  YES.  These are a must have in the craft room.  Save $5 this week.  Great deal.


Weekly deals, Stampin' up!



Click on the picture below to see the details about the NEW Stamps in the Mail for October.  SO SO Exciting. Join me month as we play with an awesome stamp set.

Stamps in the Mail Christmas Series OCT



TGIF #20- Sketch Challenge

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Time to Chill…Time For a Sketch!

Hello weekend.  Are you as ready as I am? I love short weeks but then I am trying to squeeze everything in and guess what… it’s impossible.



I wish I could say I had a relaxing weekend planned.  Instead I will be making 110 swaps for the upcoming Founders Circle event next week.  Yes, last minute procraftinator at her FINEST.

Did I ever tell you how much I dislike making the same thing more than twice? I’ve never been a happy swap maker until AFTER the swapping has occurred.  Then I am glad I did it.  During the swap making, I sit with a big ole ugly face and roll my eyes about 597 times.  Yes.  I. Do.


So that had nothing to do with what I have to share and I love today’s sketch for the TGIF challenge.  It’s super cute and easy.  I hope you enjoy it as well.

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Oh my geeeee…. the Penguin.  Isn’t he the cutest little guy ever??

Did you know that my most favorite animal in the whole wide world is the penguin?  Yes.  Love them.  Love how they walk.  Love how cute they are.  Plus I love to hear my mother say the word “Penguin” in her southern accent.  You would never understand what animal she was talking about.  <not kidding>

Snow Place stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Kimberly Van Diepen



The BEST part about this set is that it comes as a bundle.  That means there are matching framelits that go with it.  That’s HUGE.  No fussy cutting.  This set is called Snow Place.  I think it’s darling especially because of the penguin but also the snowmen in the set are adorbs too.

Snow Place stamp set, TGIFC20, Kimberly Van Diepen

Snow Place stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Fun Things to Note:

Isn’t this a fun set?

One thing to note that I used and I’m in love with.  Actually a couple of things…

  1. The new Archival Basic Black ink is AMAZING.  See my penguin image that I stamped above? Notice how crisp that image is.  This black ink is the best I’ve seen.  I love love love it.
  2. The White Perfect Accents (they look like pearls but they are not) are wonderful to use plain white like I did above -OR- color them with a sharpie to have a little color.

Snow Place stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Kimberly Van Diepen

Play Along!

Okay, now it’s your turn to play along with our TGIFC Design Team this week.  It’s fun and easy.  Click HERE to see what the other designers created using this sketch.  Don’t be shy.  Join in.

P.S. You are the BEST!

A quick update from yesterday’s post because you guys are so awesome.  My class went fantabulous.  We had a ball making cards and it was fun to be in that zone again.  I love creating but even more I love sharing HOW to create.  I had 4 new lovely ladies stamping tonight and the best part was watching their eyes light up when heat embossing.  Does it still make your eyes light up? I love heat embossing because it feels like magic.

I will be sharing the cards we make this coming week.  There are 6 total.  I am pretty amazed at how great my new stampers did with these cards.  I will admit, they were not easy but they pressed forward and had a blast.

Have a GREAT weekend my friends.  Create something fun and beautiful and most of all, enjoy it.  Oh.. and don’t forget to send a card to someone and encourage them.  It’s important.


P.S.S. I just noticed today’s date…. 9/11.  NEVER FORGET….

I remember exactly what I was doing, where I was the time it started and what I was thinking.  Hard to forget something that horrific.  Never forget.

Love you.


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