December 31, 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #112

Hey!  Another Tuesday has rolled around and you know what that means.  It's time for another inspiration post over at STAMPlorations!!  I can't believe 2016 is almost over!!  It's gone by so fast! So, we've got some great cards to share today.  This is what I made today....


I decided to pull out an older stamp set to play with. I stamped my feathers (Trendy Feathers set) using Broken China and Seedless Preserves Distress ink that I spritzed water on before stamping.  I stamped the sentiment (Trendy Feathers set) in black.  I added a narrow strip of silver glitter tape to one edge.

I hope that you'll go check out the rest of the DT's work and don't forget to comment for a chance to win a prize!

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely Tuesday!

P.S.  Starting tomorrow, January 1st, over at the STAMPlorations store, you can use my personal STAMPlorations discount code to save 20% off stamps, stencils and dies!  You can use it on regular and sale priced items.  However, it cannot be combined with any other discount codes.  Just enter in STAMPGIRLKIM in the discount code spot and you are good to go!  :-)  Happy shopping!

Inkspirational Challenge - Photo Inspiration

Good Morning!  It's a sunny day here today that will turn into a snowy one this evening.  We've had some weird weather here this winter.  First we get snow that then turns into rain as the temperature rises.  It may sound good but the problem is there's no where for the rain to go as the ground is frozen.  So, it pools and becomes ice as it freezes.  Our backyard is an ice rink.  This has happened about three times so far in the past two weeks.  Very strange weather indeed.

Anyway, it's time for a new challenge over at Inkspirational!  It's a fun photo inspiration that is very appropriate for New Year's Eve.  Take a look...


Fun right?  I loved the gold and black and the stars so that was my inspiration.  Here's my card...




I stamped my horns in black and coloured part of them gold and black.  I stamped my confetti and stars in gold Delicata ink and black ink.  I stamped the sentiment in black as well.  All the stamps used here are by STAMPlorations (Balloons and Banners set).  I think its a super fun card.

Well, I hope you'll pop on by the Ink blog and check out the rest of the teams awesome cards.

I would also like to say thank you for visiting my blog and leaving lovely comments this past year.  I truly appreciate all my followers!  I wish you all much happiness in the coming New Year!

Have a wonderful New Years!

P.S.  Starting tomorrow, January 1st, over at the STAMPlorations store, you can use my personal STAMPlorations discount code to save 20% off stamps, stencils and dies!  You can use it on regular and sale priced items.  However, it cannot be combined with any other discount codes.  Just enter in STAMPGIRLKIM in the discount code spot and you are good to go!  :-)

December 27, 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #111

Good morning everyone!  I hope this Tuesday finds you all well. 😀  How was your Christmas?  Mine was just lovely.  My son's excitement and happiness was very contagious!  😊

Anyway, it's that time again for a new inspiration post over at STAMPlorations!  I'm starting to take a break from Christmas cards.  I'll start making them again in the new year but I think I need a little break.  So, today I've got a birthday card. Take a look......


I took my sentiment/balloon stamp (Power of Words set) and stamped it in black Memento ink.  Then I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color it in.  Next I took some long neglected washi tape and added a few strips.  The colours I coloured my stamp match the colours of the tape. (I did that on purpose!).   Easy peasy card!

Well, I hope that you'll go check out the rest of the DT's work and don't forget to comment for a chance to win a prize!

Have an awesome day and thanks for popping by!


December 19, 2016

Final Christmas Card For The Year

Hey everyone!  Just popping in to share my final Christmas card of 2016.  I'll take a break from making Christmas cards but I'll be back at it in the new year. 😀  I made this card for my niece to go with her gift.  Check it out...


First, I sponged on lightly, Picked Raspberry and Broken China Distress ink, blending the two together.  I splattered water drops over top then, once that was dry, I stenciled the snow (falling snow stencil by SSS) by sponging on white acrylic paint.  Then I stamped my berry branches (Casual Comfort set by CAS-ual Fridays) in black Versamark ink. I added a die cut snow hill (STAMPlorations) and stamped the sentiment (Michaels) in black.  The finishing touch was to stencil a bird (perhaps a dove) flying. The bird stencil came from a stencil that had several birds on it by iStencil.  I think it turned out rather lovely.  😊

Well, thanks for visiting with me today. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!

I'd like to link up to the following challenge:

CAS-ual Fridays - Christmas or Hanukkah

December 17, 2016

Inkspirational Challenge - Colour Scheme

Happy Saturday everyone!  There's a new challenge starting today over at Inkspirational!  It's a colour challenge this time. :-)


Only neutrals?  No problem!  I went with beige and grey, although, I have to admit I did add a touch of gold. Take a look....




I stamped a variety of Christmas stamps (Snowflake: Hero Arts, Holly and Pinecone Border, Large Holly: Michaels, Small Snowflake, Small Holly and Berries: STAMPlorations) and embossed them all in white.  I sponged over top Soft Suede ink (SU!) and Grey Flannel ink (Memento).  I left an area free of ink where I stamped the sentiment (STAMPlorations) in Grey Flannel.  I covered up the sentiment area and spritzed lightly some Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold mist spray. 

I hope you pop on over to the main blog and see what the rest of the team has made.  Thanks for visiting and have a fantastic weekend!

I'd like to link up to the following challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays - Christmas or Hanukkah


December 15, 2016

ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop Day 2

Happy Thursday everyone.  Today is the second day of our ARTplorations stencil hop!  Yay!  We STAMP girls have created some amazing projects using the fabulous stencils Shery designs.


The hop runs from the 14th until the 20th. Everyday you will get to see some lovely projects.  Today my card features another new stencil that I just love.  Check it out...


I took my stencil (Circular 2) and sponged on Hero Arts ombre ink Butter to Orange  I stamped the sentiment on a narrow white strip of cardstock and adhered it to my card with foam dots.  I stamped and die cut my elephant (Tweet Love set and Coordinating Dies) and then coloured it in with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I attached it to my card with some foam dots as well.  That elephant is so cute and I just adore the background! 

I do hope you'll join us and pop on over to the blog to see everyone's lovely work.  As usual there's prizes to be won!  All the details are at the main blog.

Have a fantastic day and thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to link up to the following challenges:

CAS Mix- Up Challenge - Stamping + Sponging + your choice. I have a die cut and markers.

December 14, 2016

ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop Day 1

Hey everyone!  It's an exciting day over at STAMPlorations!  Today is the first day of our ARTplorations stencil hop!  Yippee!  We STAMP girls have created some amazing projects using the fabulous stencils Shery designs.


The hop runs from today until the 20th. Everyday you will get to see some lovely projects.  Today my card features a new stencil that I think is just gorgeous.  Check it out...




I took the stencil (Peony Number Two) and sponged the following Distress inks over it: Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, and Seedless Preserves.  Once I had the colours blended the way I wanted, I splattered some water over top to create water droplets and then spritzed some Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold mist.  I removed the stencil and stamped my sentiment (Trendy Feathers 2 set) in black on a narrow strip of white cardstock which I matted with some black cardstock. Then I attached it to my card. I just love this big and beautiful flower, don't you?

I do hope you'll join us and pop on over to the blog to see everyone's lovely work.  As usual there's prizes to be won!  All the details are at the main blog.

Have a fantastic day and thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to link up to the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More - CAS
CAS Mix- Up Challenge - Stamping + Sponging + your choice. I have water droplets and spray mist

December 13, 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #110

Greetings everyone! Another Tuesday has rolled around and so its time for another inspiration post over at STAMPlorations!!  Christmas is getting closer and closer and I'm so NOT ready!  It's been crazy here with craft fairs and renovations and starting a new job.  I work for one of those paint night party companies (East Coast Art Party) and teach people how to paint a picture while they drink, eat and be merry!  It's a lot of fun but it's been hard juggling everything. Thank goodness that the craft fairs are over and the living room is very close to being complete.  I need a break!  😊 Anyway, back to the card inspiration!  Take a look....


I stamped my buttercups (Buttercups and Butterflies set) several times and then coloured them in with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I stamped the sentiment (from same set) in black.  A very simple and easy card to create but I think it turned out lovely.

I hope that you'll go check out the rest of the DT's work and don't forget to comment for a chance to win a prize!

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely Tuesday!

I'd like to link up to the following challenge :

TIME OUT Challenges: CASEing Kim Higgins card.  I was inspired by the layout and the flowers.



December 06, 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #109

Hi everyone!  It's Tuesday and you know what that means?  Yep!  Another Inspiration post over at STAMPlorations!  Today we've got a post jammed packed with inspiration.  I've got another Christmas card to share. Take a look....


I played around with some alcohol ink on glossy paper to create my background. Once it was fully dry I stamped my poinsettia (Holiday Sketches: Christmas Flower set) and embossed it in white. I die cut my sentiment (Warm Winter Wishes Phrase Die) and adhered it to my panel. Lastly, I attached my panel to a white card base.

Well, I hope you go on over to the main blog and check out the other fab DT projects.  Don't forget to comment there for a chance to win a prize too!

Thanks for visiting with me and I hope you all have a fabulous day!


December 05, 2016

CUTplorations December Challenge

Hey there!  Over at STAMPlorations we've got a new CUTplorations challenge starting for November.  It's time to pull your dies out again and wow us!  We have an inspiration photo to inspire you and all you have to do is make something using a die cut and link up.  It's not necessary to use STAMPlorations dies but we love it when you do!  Just be sure to use at least one STAMPlorations product on your card.  So, if you don't have any of our dies use one of our stamps. 😊 Check out this months inspiration photo....


Isn't it an adorable image?  I love the colour scheme.   That and the winter theme were my inspiration.  Here's my card....


I started off by attaching some teal glitter tape I'd trimmed and some red striped washi tape. Then I stamped my mittens (Warm Hands, Warm Hearts set) in Memento Teal Zeal ink.  I added some more of the same glitter and washi tape.  I die cut my sentiment (Warm Winter Wishes Phrase Die) and coloured the 'warm' and 'wishes' with my Spectrum Noir markers. I really love this colour combo.

I hope you'll all join us for this months challenge.  As always there is a prize to be won if you link up! All the prize details can be found at the main blog.

Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to link up to the following challenges:

AAA Cards - Christmas

CAS-ual Fridays - snowflakes and glitter (there are snowflakes on my mittens)

December 03, 2016

Inkspirational Challenge - Designer's Choice

Hey everyone! This weekend we are taking a little day trip to the US to do a little shopping.  I've got a busy week ahead of me as I've got one last Christmas craft fair to do and I'm also trying to finish painting my living room and install the flooring. Whew!  I'm tired already!  😀

Anyway, it's time for another challenge over at Inkspirational!  This time our awesome teammate, Sandie, had the honor of picking what the challenge would be.  She chose "CAS with Sparkle".


Yay! That's right up my alley! 😀  Here's my card....




I stamped my wreath (Penny Black) mixing two green Memento inks, Cottage Ivy and Bamboo Leaves.  I coloured in some of the berries with a red metallic pen. I die cut the first part of the sentiment (STAMPlorations) from gold metallic paper. After attaching it to my card I stamped the rest of the sentiment (Hero Arts) in black.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today. Please, make sure to go and check out what the rest of the team made as well as our wonderful Guest Designer.  There are some wonderful cards to look at!

Have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to link up to the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
TIME OUT Challenges - Christmas with optional glitter/shimmer - I've got shimmer in my gold die cut and the berries on my wreath.