The Countdown!

Hello world!  I made it back from Jacksonville safe and sound.  The air travel was pretty smooth and I got super lost in Denver.  This really shouldn’t surprise anyone.  I get lost pretty easy.  I had a terrific time in Jacksonville with my downline.  They are such a great group of stampers!  We had lots of time to chat and stamp and that’s what I love.  I have so much to share with you I almost feel a little crazy on where to begin! It’s also the final countdown hours with the old catalog.    Ahhh! 

 Okay, lets start with another Stencil idea.  I used the Stencils at my Jacksonville meeting so they can see how wonderful these stencils are.  While I have a few of the Stencils, the Kind Thoughts Stencil is my favorite.  For all the other projects I have done I have used the Small Kind Thoughts Stencil.  Today, I want to show you the Medium Size.  I bought this plain Metal Frame at Hobby Lobby last week.  I thought it would  be fun to use the stencil paste on the frame!  Check this out. 

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Colorado Springs, CO






















Once again, I just put the stencil over the frame and applied the Stencil Paste.  Once I lifted the Stencil off the frame I let the paste dry about two hours.  Then, I used some DecoArt Elegant Finish Metallic Glaze over the paste using a foam brush.   It looks great and FEELS great.  I am super proud of how this came out.  I am always amazed at how beautiful these stencils work.  Just a great product!!!

So, while I was in Jacksonville my friends (AKA Demonstrators) made some cute projects I want to share. 

Independent Stampin' up! Demonstrator Colorado Springs, CO
















Independent Stampin' up! Demonstrator Colorado Springs, CO























Independent Stampin' up! Demonstrator Colorado Springs, Co














We did a total of 5 projects and these were a few of my favorites.  Who am I kidding? I like them all.  LOL!  The first sample uses the Circle Circus stamp set.  You will love this VERSITLE stamp set.  It’s a DREAM stamp set.  So fun!  I just made the circles into Trees. 

The second project uses a NEW Hostess Set called Wings of Friendship.  Beautiful stamp set.  Love that bird! The last project uses my favorite stamp set, Friends 24-7.  No, not a new stamp set but the colors are In Color and I just couldn’t help myself and NOT use that set.  It’s a sickness I tell you!

All week I have so many things to share.  Let’s hope the days cooperate and all gets done. 

Enjoy your start of the week!








  1. Hi Kimberly. I love all your projects and am an avid follower of your blog! Your work is awesome. I am a downline of Lisa Freeman’s and will travel with her to convention this year. Look forward to meeting you in person.

  2. Oh My Gosh, Kimberly. That frame is just stunning. I have been using the stencil for cards and want to try it out with glass etching medium. But this is a whole new and amazing level. Must, must try it. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us.