April 18, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration # 129

Greeting everyone!  It's been a bit dreary here with rain and lower temps but my tulips are coming up and grass is beginning to grow.  There are buds on the trees too.  Can't wait to see the leaves on the trees again!  Welcome Spring!

Anyway, it's time for another inspiration post over at STAMPlorations!  This week we are showcasing our fabulous STAMP girl, Deepti's stamps.  I love her wonderful images. Such variety and versatility. Here's my card....


I took the foliage stamp (Just Because set) and inked it up with Mustard Seed and Mowed Lawn Distress inks.  Before I stamped I spritzed it with water.  I stamped the sentiment (Smile set) in Black Versafine ink.  I love how the ink blends together when you wet it. 

Well, I hope you pop on over to the main blog and check out what the rest of the amazing DT made.  Leave a comment here and there and be entered for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store!

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

FYI - Dee's Artsy Impressions stamp sets are all on sale right now!  From April 18th - 24th her Just Because set is 20% off and all other sets are 10% off.  Use my discount code below and get an additional 20% off!  Don't miss this deal!!

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Guess what?!  Now, 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!

April 12, 2017

Things With Wings Blog Hop Card #2

Hello!  Today is the second post for the STAMPlorations Things with Wings blog hop we are having.  Once again we've got some awesome new products to share as well as a look at some oldie but goodies.


On Wednesday for another couple of weeks, the STAMPlorations team will share with you their awesome projects. Today, I'm showcasing a favourite set of mine, designed by the amazing, Shirley.  Take a look.....

On my kraft cardstock I stamped the dragonflies (Winged Things set) in black then coloured them in with my Prismacolor pencil crayons.  I splattered some black ink next.  I stamped the sentiment (Trendy Butterflies 2 set) in black.  I love the intensity of the colours I managed to achieve with the pencil crayons on the kraft cardstock.

I do hope you'll join us in this fun hop and check out what the other girls made.  Comment along the way for your chance to win a prize!  Plus, there's plenty of other chances to win a prize!  There's also a linky where you can share your Things with Wings card.  All the details are at the STAMPlorations blog.

Thanks for coming to visit and I hope you all have an amazing day!

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Guess what?!  Now, 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!


April 11, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #128

Hey everyone!  Spring seems to have finally sprung here in Jemseg.  My tulips are finally poking through in my garden.  Can't wait for everything to start turning green and blooming!  Anyway, it is time for another inspiration post over at STAMPlorations.  This week we are showcasing Becca's stamps.  This is what I came up with...


I stamped the large buttercup (Buttercups and Butterflies set) in black and then using white, navy and black pencil crayons, coloured them in.  I stamped the sentiment (Bloom Happy set.  This is actually a set by Shery but it was the sentiment I needed.) in black as well.  I have become quite fond of my pencil crayons lately.  Perhaps, I'm unconsciously trying to convince Becca to get some!  Wink, wink, Becca.

Well, I hope you pop on over to the main blog and check out what the rest of the DT made.  Leave a comment there and be entered for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store!

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

FYI - Becca's Big Grins stamp sets are all on sale right now!  From April 11th-17th, the set Funny Kinda Love is 20% off and all other Becca's Big Grins sets are 10% off.  Use my discount code below and get an additional 20% off!  Don't miss this deal!!

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Guess what?!  Now, 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!




April 08, 2017

Inkspirational Challenge - Prompt Word, Spring

Greetings Inkspirational fans!  It's time for another challenge!  But before I get to that, I have some sad news.  Today is my last post for Inkspirational.  My life seems to be getting busier and busier and I have to scale back somewhere.  I'm super sad about this as my Inkspirational teammates are such great friends, despite never having met them!  But I'll be around the Blogasphere and will visit for sure!  I appreciate all you Ink fans visiting little old me and leaving such lovely comments.  Hope you'll keep dropping by.  As for my teammates, you are the best!  I'll miss being a part of the team but we will keep in touch. 

Okay, onto the challenge!  It's a word prompt this time and a very appropriate one for this time of year.  It's Spring!


When I think of Spring I think of flowers.  I can't wait for my tulips to grow and bloom.  It's been a slow start this year but they are now beginning to pop up.  So, for my card I had to feature some flowers.  Check it out....


I stamped my flowers and foliage (Happy Little Stampers) and embossed them in white.  Then I took Spiced Marmalade and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink and sponged that overtop.  I did a little water splatters as well as splattering some black ink.  I stamped the sentiment (Happy Little Stampers) in black on a strip of white cardstock.  I attached it to the card after I added a couple of pieces of washi tape underneath.  I really love this colour combo. 

Well, I hope you'll all come by the main blog and check out the other girls fabulous cards.  They are all rock stars for sure!  I'll miss you ladies!  Don't forget to check out our Guest Designer too, Trina!

Thanks for visiting and have a lovely day!

April 05, 2017

Things With Wings Blog Hop

Hello again everyone!  Over at STAMPlorations we are having a super fun blog hop.  It's the Things With Wings Hop!  We've got some awesome new products to share as well as a look at some oldie but goodies.


Every Wednesday for the next few weeks, the STAMPlorations team with share with you their awesome projects. Today, I'm showcasing a new set designed by our wonderful, amazing leader, Shery.  Take a look.....


First, I decided to do some smooshing (and a bit of splattering) using watered down Distress Ink (Broken China, Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn) and an acrylic block.  Once that was dry and flattened, I stamped that gorgeous butterfly (Trendy Butterflies 2 set) in black Versamark ink.  Then on a strip of white cardstock I stamped the sentiment (from same set) in black as well.  I attached it to my card with a strip of black cardstock underneath.

I do hope you'll join us in this fun hop and check out what the other girls made.  Comment along the way for your chance to win a prize!  Plus, there's plenty of other chances to win a prize!  There's also a linky where you can share your Things with Wings card.  All the details are at the STAMPlorations blog.

Thanks for coming to visit and I hope you all have an amazing day!

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Guess what?!  Now, 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!

CUTplorations April Challenge

Hey everyone!  Today we start a new challenge over at CUTplorations.  Our photo inspiration is an appropriate one for April as Easter is this month.  Check it out...


Isnt it an adorable image  I just had to use Shirleys, Fowl Play set for this.  Check it out....


I stamped my birds and then coloured them in with my Prismacolor pencil crayons.  I die cut my Hello (Hello Word Die) from black cardstock and attached it to my card.  I stamped the Chickie (from same set) in black underneath the Hello.  Simple and sweet. 

Please, take a little trip over to the main blog and check out the rest of the DT's amazing cards.  I'm so lucky to be among such talented people!  Hope to see your fabulous cards linked up!

Here's all the prize details:

- there's a $10 gift certificate to the winner voted by the Inspiration team
- there's a $5 gift certificate each to the 2 top picks
- If there are 30 or more entries, there will be one random winner of any 2 CUTplorations word/phrase dies used by the DT in that month's post.

Well, I hope you enjoyed your visit today.  Thanks so much for dropping by!

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Guess what?!  Now, 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!

April 04, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #127

Hey everyone!  Can you believe it is April already?  This year is going by so fast so far.  Well, it's Tuesday and that means we've got another Inspiration post over at STAMPlorations!  This week we are showcasing our talented, Shirley's, stamps sets.  Her stamp line is so fun and whimsical!  Here's what I came up with...




I stamped my girl (Party Girl set) then using a mask I had made previously, covered her up and stamped the Eiffel Tower (World Birthday Cakes set).  I masked off the flame part of the candle on the Eiffel Tower cake to make it just the tower.  I added a needle at the top with a black pen.  Then I coloured the girl and tower with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I added some ground shading for both as well.  I added a bit of glitter to the girls dress with my Wink of Stella pen.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment (Hope Blooms set) in black.

Well, I hope you pop on over to the main blog and check out what the rest of the DT made.  Leave a comment there and be entered for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store!

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

FYI - Shirley's The Bee's Knees stamp sets are all on sale right now!  From April 4th - 10th the Party Girl set is 20% off and all other The Bee's Knees sets are 10% off.  Use my discount code below and get an additional 20% off!  Don't miss this deal!!

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Guess what?!  Now, 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!

March 31, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #126

Hey everyone!  It's the last day of March!  Holy moly, where does the time go?!  Today, over at STAMPlorations we've got one last Inspiration post to share with this month.  But don't worry we'll be back at it again in April!  This time it's an anything goes post.  I chose to use a new stamp set that I just had to get my hands on!  Take a look....


I love this set (Nordic Knit Tag) designed by the fabulous Kimberly Weiner, and knew that I needed it in my collection. 😀  I took the Nordic knit design stamp and inked it up with Broken China and Picked Raspberry Distress inks then spritzed with water before stamping. I repeated this several times. Then I die cut one of the Stitched Snow Hills and attached that on the bottom half of my card.  Lastly, I die cut my sentiment (Warm Winter Wishes phrase die) from black cardstock and attached it to my card.  I love how this turned out. This set is so much fun to use and I can't wait to play with it some more!

Well, I hope you pop on over to the main blog and check out what the rest of the DT made.  Leave a comment there and be entered for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store!

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

ATTN!
Guess what?!  Now, 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!

March 28, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #125

Hey everyone!  It's that time again for Inspiration Tuesday, over at STAMPlorations,  We are showcasing our amazingly talented and wonderful Shery. Her stamp line, Shery Russ Designs, is one of my all time favourite lines.  Artistic and funky, they are a pleasure to create with.  Here's my card....
I decided to use one of Shery's most awesome stencils (Peony Number 2).  I sponged Memento's Elderberry and Teal Zeal inks over top.  Then I simply stamped one her many great sentiments (Bloom Happy set) in black. 

Well, I hope you pop on over to the main blog and check out what the rest of the DT made.  Leave a comment there and be entered for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store!

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

FYI - Shery Russ Designs stamp sets are all on sale right now!  From March 28th - April 3rd the Big Greetings stamp set is 20% off and all other Shery Russ Designs sets are 10% off.  Use my discount code below and get an additional 20% off!  Don't miss this deal!!

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Guess what?!  Now, 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!

March 25, 2017

Inkspirational Photo Inspiration Challenge

Happy Saturday everyone!  I think that Spring may finally be arriving here in Jemseg.  We've had a cold last few days but things are warming up a bit now and the forecast looks good.  Can't wait for all the snow to disappear and all the green stuff to start growing!  Looking forward to seeing my flower garden again.

Anyway, it's time for a new challenge over at Inkspirational and we've got a fun photo inspiration for you!  I have to admit I had a little trouble with this picture.  There's so many interesting things going on it's hard to settle on something.  In the end, I went with the clock image.  Here's my card....




I first sponged on Walnut Stain Distress ink on one corner fading it out.  I splattered some water to created the texture.  I stamped the border edges (Hampton Art) in the same colour.  Then I stamped the damask stamp (Hampton Art) in SSS Sea Glass ink which is hard to see.  You can see it better in the detail picture.  I stamped the clock and sentiment (Recollections) in black Versamark ink.

I do hope you'll pop on by the main blog and check out the rest of the teams creations.  All so amazing!!  Plus, we have a fantastic guest designer.  You must go and check out Birgit!

Thanks so much for dropping by and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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

Addicted to Stamps and More - Clean and Simple
Craft Stamper Magazine, Take it, Make it Challenge - Anything Goes, Stamping

March 24, 2017

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hey everyone!  It's that time again for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  And because STAMPlorations is a sponsor again, a bunch of us STAMP girls made some cards for the hop.  Shery and the other designers have come up with some fabulous new coffee themed stamp sets and dies.  I got to use the set designed by Shirley.  It's awesome!  It's called Brew-tiful Day.  Take a look...



And this is what I made with it...


First, I stamped my coffee cup in Walnut Stain Distress ink then created a mask for it and covered it up.  Then I created a circle mask around that.  Using the Plaid Maker stencil I sponged on Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn Distress ink. Lovely, bright, Springtime colours. Love that stencil!!  I removed the masks and then stamped the sentiment in black.  Love how this turned out. 

Well, I hope you go to the main blog and check out all the amazing projects the rest of the team made.  Plus, go hop over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog too.  You can join in on the fun and make your own card and link up too. You can find all the new coffee themed stamps and dies HERE.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

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Guess what?!  Now, 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!

March 21, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #124

It's a lovely Tuesday for a inspiration post, don't you think?  I'm currently not home right now but in Saint John with my husband and son.  My husband had some work meeting he needed to attend today and tomorrow and I had to work tonight doing a paint night party in Sussex.  This posed a problem with having only one car and no one to look after our son.  Soooo, here we are.  I'll drive from here to Sussex instead.  It's about the same distance.  Oh the things we do for our jobs.  My son is happy as he gets to stay in a hotel with a pool and miss two days of school.  LOL.

Anyway, it's time for another inspiration post over at STAMPlorations!  This week we are showcasing our fabulous STAMP girl, Deepti's stamps.  I love her wonderful images. Such variety and versatility. Here's my card....


I made this card for my husband.  It's his 50th this year and he's not happy about it.  LOL.  I stamped my candles (Party Mates set) and coloured them in with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I stamped the sentiment (Balloons and Banners set) in black.  I added the 50 with the Numbers Plate die.  I hand wrote the "th" with a black marker.

Well, I hope you pop on over to the main blog and check out what the rest of the amazing DT made.  Leave a comment here and there and be entered for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store!

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

FYI - Dee's Artsy Impressions stamp sets are all on sale right now!  From February 21st - 27th her Power of Words set is 20% off and all other sets are 10% off.  Use my discount code below and get an additional 20% off!  Don't miss this deal!!

ATTN!
Guess what?!  Now, 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!

March 14, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #123

Hello!  Well, just when we thought winter was over and Spring on its way the forecast a big snow storm!  Tonight we are expected to get 30-40 cm of snow!  Boo!  Sniff, sniff.  I know it won't last but if it only warmed up a few degrees it would be rain instead. Oh well.  🙂

Well, it is time for another inspiration post over at STAMPlorations.  This week we are showcasing Becca's stamps.  I decided to use her newest set, A Snarky Birthday To You, because it's just too hilarious.  This is what I came up with...


I stamped the balloons in black and coloured them in with my Prismacolor pencil crayons. Then I stamped the sentiment in black. Easy peasy!

Well, I hope you pop on over to the main blog and check out what the rest of the DT made.  Leave a comment there and be entered for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store!

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

FYI - Becca's Big Grins stamp sets are all on sale right now!  From March 14th-20th, the set Buttercups and Butterflies is 20% off and all other Becca's Big Grins sets are 10% off.  Use my discount code below and get an additional 20% off!  Don't miss this deal!!

ATTN!
Guess what?!  Now, 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!



March 11, 2017

Inkspirational Challenge - Designer's Choice

Hey Inkspirational fans!  I'm back!  I've been on a bit of a hiatus due to general craziness here.  I needed to take a break from my favourite challenge blog.  But, I'm back now and just in time for my designer's choice challenge!  This time I decided to go with a technique challenge and one I've never done before.  Watercolour smooshing.


It was a fun experiment and I think I'll probably play with this technique again.  This is what I came up with...




I needed an anniversary card for my in-laws and it needed to be a special one.  They are celebrating 50 years together!  Since it was their golden anniversary I needed to use gold.  So, what I did was take my plastic sheet and I smeared on some Seedless Preserves Distress ink and then sprayed on some Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold mist.  I pressed my card base into this and voila!  I love the marble like look to it.  I stamped the sentiment (STAMPlorations) in black versamark and added the 50 with some glitter stickers I coloured gold.  I stamped the heart (STAMPlorations) in the Seedless Preserves several times.  Lastly, I added a strip of gold glitter tape.

I do hope you'll pop on by the blog and check out the fabulous creations by the rest of the design team.  Most had never tried this technique and they certainly rose to the occasion and made some amazing cards!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have an amazing weekend!  So glad to be back!

March 07, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #122

Happy Tuesday everyone!  It is time for another inspiration post over at STAMPlorations.  This week we are showcasing Shirley's stamps.  Here's what I came up with...

I stamped my dragonflies (Winged Things set) using a combination of Memento ink, Elderberry and Teal Zeal, all over my aqua card base.  I cut a triangle out of purple cardstock and attached to the bottom corner.  I added a strip of silver glitter tape.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment (Birds of Paradise set) in black.

Well, I hope you pop on over to the main blog and check out what the rest of the DT made.  Leave a comment there and be entered for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store!

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

FYI - Shirley's The Bee's Knees stamp sets are all on sale right now!  From March 7th-13th Faerie Door set is 20% off and all other The Bee's Knees sets are 10% off.  Use my discount code below and get an additional 20% off!  Don't miss this deal!!

ATTN!
Guess what?!  Now, 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!






March 05, 2017

CUTplorations March Challenge

Hey everyone!  Today we start a new challenge over at CUTplorations.  Our photo inspiration is an appropriate one for March as it is when the first day of Spring begins.  Check it out...


What a lovely Spring feeling photo!  I was inspired by the last dress on the right.  Here's what I made....


On my kraft card base, I stamped my larger flower (Eclectic Florals set) first in white pigment ink them over-stamped in red StazOn ink. I used a small dot stamp (Frames and Flowers set) to add the black center. I stamped the small flower (Frames and Flowers set) in white pigment ink.  I used the Stitched Snowhills die and white cardstock and attached it vertically on one side of my card.  I die cut the awesome (Awesome Word die) from black cardstock and attached to my card.  Lastly, I added the "you're" (Bloom Sketches set) in black.

Please, take a little trip over to the main blog and check out the rest of the DT's amazing cards.  I'm so lucky to be among such talented people!

Here's all the prize details:

- there's a $10 gift certificate to the winner voted by the Inspiration team
- there's a $5 gift certificate each to the 2 top picks
- If there are 30 or more entries, there will be one random winner of any 2 CUTplorations word/phrase dies used by the DT in that month's post.

Well, I hope you enjoyed your visit today.  Thanks so much for dropping by!

ATTN!
Guess what?!  Now, 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!

February 28, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #121

Happy Tuesday everyone!  It's amazing how much of our snow has melted this past week.  We've had very mild temperatures, a bit of rain and a fair amount of sunshine.  We had so much snow but now you'd never know it.  I'm sure we'll get a bit more snow before winters done with us but right now I'm dreaming of Spring!

For Inspiration Tuesday, over at STAMPlorations we are showcasing our amazingly talented and wonderful Shery. Her stamp line, Shery Russ Designs, is one of my all time favourite lines.  Artistic and funky, they are a pleasure to create with.  Here's my card....


I just love this large Cardinal stamp. It's so gorgeous.  This is my first time inking it up and it was so fun.  I decided to watercolour it in with my Spectrum Aqua markers and my water brush pen.  I also used the Running Stitch Rectangle die to cut it out.  I ended up making two of these cards since my Mom has put in a Christmas card order. Need to get cracking on those!

Well, I hope you pop on over to the main blog and check out what the rest of the DT made.  Leave a comment there and be entered for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store!

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

FYI - Shery Russ Designs stamp sets are all on sale right now!  From February 28th - March 6th the Art Is stamp set is 20% off and all other Shery Russ Designs sets are 10% off.  Use my discount code below and get an additional 20% off!  Don't miss this deal!!

ATTN!
Guess what?!  Now, 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!

February 21, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #120

Hi everyone!  So sorry, I'm late with this post!  My son is sick with a fever and bad cough and I have developed a cough as well.  Hoping it'll pass soon. It's been a crappy year of colds so far.  This will be the third time we've both been sick this year!  This is really not usual.  But the weather has been really weird this winter so I'm just going to blame that!  LOL.

Anyway, it's time for another inspiration post over at STAMPlorations!  This week we are showcasing our fabulous STAMP girl, Deepti's stamps.  I love her wonderful images. Such variety and versatility. Here's my card....


I took the balloon stamp (Balloons and Banners set) and stamped several times in versamark ink.  Then I embossed them in white.  I then took my Distress inks (Abandoned Coral, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Broken China, and Seedless Preserves) and sponged them on overtop my balloons in a rainbow of colour.  I then splattered it with some water.  I stamped the sentiment (from same set) in black.  It's quick and CAS but quite fun with the rainbow of colours.

Well, I hope you pop on over to the main blog and check out what the rest of the amazing DT made.  Leave a comment here and there and be entered for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store!

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

FYI - Dee's Artsy Impressions stamp sets are all on sale right now!  From February 21st - 27th her Chikoo Goes Bananas set is 20% off and all other sets are 10% off.  Use my discount code below and get an additional 20% off!  Don't miss this deal!!

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Guess what?!  Now, 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!

February 15, 2017

CUTplorations Mini Release

Happy Wednesday everyone!  It's a lovely day to show off some new products over at STAMPlorations!  We are doing a mini release for the CUTplorations thin metal dies line.  There are three new dies available and they are all so wonderful!


Here's a closer look at the fabulous new dies...
(Lacy Edges dies)





Aren't they amazing?!  I got to choose a couple to showcase and I chose the two landscape dies.  Here's what I came up with...





I hope you'll go to the main blog and check out the other DT members work.  It's all so gorgeous!  Thanks so much for visiting with me and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Prizes: ONE (1) winner of a $15 gift certificate and ONE (1) winner of her choice of either Lacy Edges or the Winter & Spring Stitched Landscape dies.  Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and designers' blogs.  Commenting closes on Tuesday, February 21.

We'll announce the winners in the February Challenges and Blog Hops winners post on March 10.

February 14, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #119

Hello from snowed in New Brunswick!  We got hit by a blizzard yesterday and pretty much the whole province shut down.  They shut down all the roads too except for emergency vehicles.  Even the snow plows were having problems.  Hard to say just how much snow we got as it was so windy that it drifted really badly.  Some areas have hardly any snow and other have about 4 feet.  Crazy!  But we still have power and we don't have to go anywhere so we are all good.

Well, it is time for another inspiration post over at STAMPlorations.  This week we are showcasing Becca's stamps.  I decided since it's Valentine's Day I should make a Valentine's card.  My son wanted me to make a card for him to give to his teacher.  This is what I came up with...


I stamped my deer (Reindeer Games set) and coloured it in with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I stamped the sentiment (Reindeer Games set) in black.  I stamped the hearts (Funny Kinda Love set) in red and burgundy.  A CAS card but I think it turned out super cute.

Well, I hope you pop on over to the main blog and check out what the rest of the DT made.  Leave a comment there and be entered for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store!

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

FYI - Becca's Big Grins stamp sets are all on sale right now!  From February 14th-20th, the Caffeinated Christmas set is 20% off and all other Becca's Big Grins sets are 10% off.  Use my discount code below and get an additional 20% off!  Don't miss this deal!!

ATTN!
Guess what?!  Now, 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!

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

AAA Cards -



February 08, 2017

Love TAGplorations Hop

Hey everyone!  Today is the start of a special blog hop going on over at STAMPlorations. It's a TAGplorations hop and we are celebrating love. Rather appropriate with Valentine's Day coming up. We are showcasing our tag making skills and showing off some new love themed products.


The hop is from today until the 14th. There are lots of ways to win prizes and lots of inspiration projects too!  There's even a Linky where you can link up projects you want to make and share. Today I've made a tag using some of these new products.  It's not quite my usual CAS style but I love how it turned out and sometimes you need to work outside your comfort zone.  Check it out....


I die cut my tag shape and then using my big heart stencil (Doodled Heart stencil), sponged on Victorian Velvet, Tea Dye Distress Ink and Rich Razzleberry SU! ink.  You don't see the full heart but it creates a nice background. I stamped the first part of my sentiment (Funny Kinda Love set, I masked the "I" out) in Rich Razzleberry.  I die cut the last part of the sentiment (Forever Word die) from white cardstock and inked it up with Delicata Golden Glitz ink (I only did this because I still don't have any gold paper) and attached it to my card.  I adhered 3 paper roses (Michaels) and added some laser cut chipboard leaves.  I added some gold glitter enamel dots (Happy Little Stampers).  Lastly, I attached some ribbon.

So, please join us on this lovey dovey hop!  Make sure to check out what the other STAMP girls have made too. Have a lover-ly day and thanks for stopping by!  ❤️💛💚💙💜

Some important info:

*Commenting and linking up is from February 8 to February 14, 11:55 p.m. Pacific
*Winners announced on March 10 in the February Challenges & Hops winners post
Prizes: 
- (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $10 gift certificate to the store
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of stamp set (Pocket Blooms, A Full Heart, or Two of Us)
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of any 2 of the new love-themed dies (Love, Always, XOXO, Forever, You & Me, Clustered Hearts)
- (1) randomly drawn participant in the Love TAGplorations linky party will receive her choice of tag set: Luggage Tags or ATC/Tag Builder

February 07, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #118

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I've been very busy this week preparing for my son's birthday party on the 11th.  It's going to be a Harry Potter theme and he is very excited.

Well, it is time for another inspiration post over at STAMPlorations.  This week we are showcasing Shirley's stamps.  I decided to use her newest set as it is just so adorable!  Check it out...


Yes, I'm back at making Christmas cards!  I took more than a month off from them but if I want to be ready for this year I've got to get back at it!  Plus, my mother has informed me she wants to order some for this year so I've got extras to make.  So, I stamped my birds (Fowl Play set) one on top of the other.  Then I coloured them in with my Spectrum Noir markers. I created some icy, snowy ground with my markers as well.  I then stamped my small snowflakes (Vignette: Christmas Block set) using SSS Sea Glass ink.  Then I stamped the sentiment (Warm Hands, Warm Hearts set) in black. These are such cute birds!

Well, I hope you pop on over to the main blog and check out what the rest of the DT made.  Leave a comment there and be entered for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store!

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

FYI - Shirley's The Bee's Knees stamp sets are all on sale right now!  From February 7th-13th Houses Extras set is 20% off and all other The Bee's Knees sets are 10% off (except Fowl Play). Use my discount code below and get an additional 20% off!  Don't miss this deal!!

ATTN!
Guess what?!  Now, 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!

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

Jingle Belles - Let the flakes fall where they may.  Have snow or snowflakes or a snowman etc.
ABC Christmas Challenge - C and D are for Creatures or Dimension. I chose to just use creatures.
Merry Monday - clean and simple

February 05, 2017

CUTplorations February Challenge

Hey everyone!  It's February!  Where does the time go?  My son will be turning 9 in 5 days!!  He's growing up so quickly.  He's having a Harry Potter birthday party on the 11th and I'm busily creating fun things for that at the moment.  It's taking over my life right now and even though I'm enjoying myself I think I'll be happy when it's over.  LOL.

Anyway, today we start a new challenge over at CUTplorations.  I really liked the photo inspiration this month.  Check it out...


Fun inspiration photo, right?  So many ways to interpret it.  This is what I came up with...

I started out trying something with watercolours and die cuts but it just wasn't working for me so I went a different route.  I loved the colours so I decided to use that as my inspiration.  I stamped my flowers (Buttercups and Butterflies set) on kraft card base and coloured them in with my pencil crayons.  I die cut my edge (Art Edges die set) and die cut my sentiment (Hello Word die) from teal cardstock.  I love how the colours look on the kraft paper.

Please, take a little trip over to the main blog and check out the rest of the DT's amazing cards.  I'm so lucky to be among such talented people!

There has been a few changes to the prizes this year.  Here's all the details:

- there's a $10 gift certificate to the winner voted by the Inspiration team
- there's a $5 gift certificate each to the 2 top picks
- If there are 30 or more entries, there will be one random winner of any 2 CUTplorations word/phrase dies used by the DT in that month's post.

Well, I hope you enjoyed your visit today.  Thanks so much for dropping by!

ATTN!
Guess what?!  Now, 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!

February 03, 2017

January New Release Day 5

Hey everyone!  Over at STAMPlorations it's time to share the New Release products for January!  We've got a week long hop with lots of great new products and awesome inspiration projects.


Today is Day 5 and we are sharing our projects using three new CUTplorations dies, Numbers Plate, Lower Alphabet Plate and Upper Alphabet Plate.





These are fun and versatile.  So many possible uses for them.  Here's my projects...

(Products used:  Numbers Plate die, A Snarky Birthday To You set)


(Products used:  Lower Alphabet Plate die, Funny Kinda Love set, Tweet Love set)


(Products used: Upper Alphabet Plate die, Circular 2 stencil, Funny Kinda Love set)


Comment along the way on each DT post this week and over at the main blog to increase your chances of winning a prize!  Commenting closes on Tuesday, February 7.  Winners will be announced in the January winners post on Friday, February 10.

Thanks for visiting and have a fantastic day!



PRIZE INFO
  • 2 winners of $25 gift certificates randomly drawn from comments left the STAMP blog and designer blogs
  • 1 winner of her choice of 1 stamp set from the new release randomly drawn from our Facebook page
  • 1 winner of her choice of CUTplorations die from the new release randomly drawn from our Instagram page

FYI:  Until February 10, all 4 stamps and 3 plate dies are 5% off automatically!

ATTN!
Guess what?!  Now, 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!