May 23, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #135

Hey everyone!  It's that time again for Inspiration Tuesday, over at STAMPlorations,  We are showcasing our lovely and talented leader, 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....


First, I stamped the lighthouse (True North set) in Walnut Stain Distress ink.  I coloured it in with my Prismacolour pencil crayons (white and brown).  Then I created a mask and covered it up.  I splatter Walnut Stain ink over top.  I stamped the sentiment (Fond Expressions 2 set) on a piece of white cardstock and added a strip of aqua cardstock underneath.

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 May 23rd - May 29th the A Cup of Roses stamp set and Many Blessings stamps and coordinating dies are 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!


May 16, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #134

Good morning!  Once again it's rainy here and a bit chilly. It's not been a particularly nice Spring so far. A ton of rain and too cold. Our neighbour is a farmer (grows the best strawberries and potatoes!) and he hasn't been able to plant anything yet. Not good. ☹️  We are supposed to get some super warm weather the end of the week so hoping that helps him.

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....


First, I stamped the flowers (Smile set) and coloured them in with my Spectrum Noir markers.  Then I added a strip of washi tape. Now, I'd never used this washi tape before and so I didn't realize that it was semi-transparent so the flower stamping I'd done was showing through. It looked terrible so I cut a strip of white cardstock and put that underneath the tape. Much better!  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment (Just Because set) in black.

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 16th - 22nd her Rise and Grind and Power of Words sets are 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!


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

Mod Squad Challenge Blog - "Let's Color"
Addicted to CAS - code word is "Pink"


May 09, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #133

Well, true to form, here in New Brunswick, Spring has brought the rain.  It has rained A LOT here.  On Saturday we had more than 50mm of rain.  Some areas here and in Fredericton the river has reached flood levels.  The old Trans Canada Highway has shut down from here to Burton.  Some of it is underwater right now.  I feel bad for those who live along there.  But, they have gone through this many times before.  I don't know how they do it.  We haven't had bad flooding for a couple of years so I guess it was just a matter of time.  Unfortunately, there's more rain coming.  Thank goodness we live far enough away from the river and are up on a hill.  Anyway, it is time for another inspiration post over at STAMPlorations.  This week we are showcasing Becca's stamps.  This is what I made...


First, I stamped the candles (A Snarky Birthday to You set) and then the sentiment (same set).  Then I created masks for the candles and the sentiment.  I then stamped the grunge background (Mixed Media Elements set) using Dove Gray StazOn ink.  I removed the masks and coloured in the candles with my Spectrum Noir markers.  This set always makes me laugh.

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!

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

FYI - Becca's Big Grins stamp sets are all on sale right now!  From April 11th-17th, the sets, A Full Heart and Buttercups and Butterflies are 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!


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

Craft Stamper Magazine, Take it Make it Challenge, May - Anything Goes Stamping
CAS(E) This Sketch - I flipped the layout for my card



May 05, 2017

CUTplorations May Challenge

Hey everyone!  Today we start a new challenge over at CUTplorations.  Our photo inspiration is   Check it out...


A lovely Spring picture isn't it?  I have some of these bleeding heart plants and they are always so pretty every year.  Anyway, I was inspired by the flowers and the colours.  Take a look...

I stamped my daisy (Bloom Sketches set) using Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral Distress ink and spritzing with water first.  Then I took Mowed Lawn Distress ink and inked up an acrylic block and added some water.  I then smooshed it overtop of my daisies.  Next, I added some black ink splatters.  I die cut the sentiment (Amazing Word Die) from black cardstock and attached it to my card.  Then I stamped the rest of the sentiment (Sentiment Builders: Happy set) around it 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!  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!


May 03, 2017

STAMPlorations April/May Stamps Spotlight Hop

Hey everyone!  Today is the day we spotlight some new stamp sets over at STAMPlorations!  The designers came up with some really lovely sets for us.


Aren't they wonderful?!  I had a lot of fun creating with them.  This is what I came up with....




First, I stamped one of the perfume bottles (Parfumerie set) in black and coloured it in with my Spectrum Noir markers.  You have to be careful what colours you choose when colouring on coloured cardstock.  Then I stamped the other perfume bottles around it using the silver Delicata ink.




I stamped the flowers and leaves (Sweet and Sassy Mom set) in black and then coloured them in with my Prismacolour pencil crayons.  Then I stamped the sentiments.  I added the brackets with a black pen.




I stamped the floral bouquet (Best Mom Ever set) in black on the corners of my card base.  Then I coloured them in with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I stamped the sentiment in black.



I stamped the girl (One Cool Chick set) in black and then created a mask and covered her up.  I sponged white ink first over top and then sponge Seedless Preserves Distress ink over top of the white.  By doing the white first, the purple showed up better on the kraft cardstock.  Then I stamped the sentiment in black.

Well, I hope you enjoyed your visit today and will take a look at what the other STAMP girls have created too.  Don't forget to comment along the way for a chance to win some prizes!  Have a fantastic day and thanks for stopping by!

Prizes:  1 commenter will win her choice of stamp set and 1 commenter will win a $15 gift certificate to the store.  Winners will be drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations
blog and participating designers blogs.

Commenting closes on Monday, May 8, with the winners announced on May 10.

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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!

May 02, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #132

Good Morning!  It's a rainy Spring day and I'm staying inside and I think I may do a little creating.  Not sure if I'll make some cards or paint a little.  In any case, I'm going to make something!  Anyway, 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...


First, I created some masks of my trees (Houses Extras set).  Then I stamped away using the masks.  I then coloured them in with my Spectrum Noir markers. I stamped the sentiment (Birds of Paradise set) in black.  A simple yet fun card!

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 May 2nd - 8th the Brew-tiful Day set and the Faerie Door set art 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!

April 30, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration # 131

Hey everyone!  I can't believe that April is over.  The month just seem to speed past so quickly. Here, in Jemseg, Spring has finally arrived.  Warmer temps, buds forming on the trees, grass starting to grow and spring flowers popping up. And rain. Lots of rain. 😜

Today, over at STAMPlorations we've got one last Inspiration post to share with you this month.  But don't worry we'll be back at it again in May!  This time it's an anything goes post. Take a look....




I just love all the wonderful phrase dies we've got now. It's awesome how you can make a lovely little card from some patterned paper, glitter tape and a die cut. That's pretty much all I did for this card and I just love it. The phrase die can be found HERE.  This paper is from a small paper pack I got from my former Inkspirational teammate, Yvonne.  It's by Martha Stewart. I just love the colours and how some of the snowflakes have a bit of sheen to them.

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!