January 17, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #115

Happy Tuesday everyone!  It's a great day to share some cards, don't you think?  Well, that's what we are doing over at STAMPlorations.  It's Inspiration post day and us DT girls have some great cards to show you!

This week we are showcasing stamps set from Deepti's line, Dee's Artsy Impressions.  I just love Deepti's stamps.  So much fun to create with!  This is what I came up with...


So, my son had to go to a birthday party recently and his friend loves Super Mario Bros. by Nintendo.  I thought to myself, what kind of card could I make with this theme.  Then my eyes lit upon Deepti's set, Balloons and Banners.  There is a star shape balloon.  In the game there are super stars that can give Mario special abilities for a short time.  I thought this star stamp would be perfect to transform into one of the super stars from the game.  😀  So, I stamped the balloon three times and coloured them in with my Spectrum Noir markers. I added the eyes with a black marker.  I added some swirls from the same set in blue and red.  I hand drew the balloon strings in.  I stamped the sentiment (from same set) in black.  Lastly, I attached my panel to a green card base. I love how it turned out and do did my son. His friend immediately recognized the balloons. 😀

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 - Deepti's, Dee's Artsy Impressions stamp sets are all on sale right now!  From January 17th - 23rd Deepti's set, Kathryn and Christmas is 20% off and all other Dee's Artsy Impressions 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!

January 14, 2017

Inkspirational Challenge - Prompt Word

Happy Saturday everyone!  Well, here in Jemseg, NB we've gone from warm temperatures and rain to cold and windy.  Crazy weather!  My backyard and a good portion of my long driveway are both like a skating rink.  Had to buy slip on shoe spikes just to be able to walk to the car or take the dog out without falling down! 

Anyway, it's time, again, for another challenge over at Inkspirational!  This time we have a prompt word.  The word is, Flutter.


Lots of great possibilities with this!  I went with a rather obvious one, I think, but a good one.  Take a look....



Yes, a butterfly certainly flutters!  So, first, I stamped my butterfly (Stampendous) and embossed it with gold glitter embossing powder on a dark blue card base.  Then I took my flowers (STAMPlorations) and stamped them using Nautical Blue Memento ink while masking my butterfly.  I then stamped my sentiment (Happy Little Stampers) in the same blue.  Love that glittery big butterfly!

I do hope you'll all take a little trip over to the main blog and check out what our lovely guest designer and the rest of the DT have made.  Such gorgeous projects!  Take some time and make a card of your own and link up with us too.

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

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

CAS-ual Fridays - Everything Turns to Gold

January 10, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #114

Hi everyone!  It's a cold Tuesday morning here in Jemseg, NB.  But it's supposed to warm up and the next few days we'll be seeing warmer temps and rain.  On the one hand, I'm all for warmer temps, but on the other hand, the rain doesn't really have anyplace to go so it pools and creates big sheets of ice everywhere. Sigh. I don't like winter. 😜

Anyway, it's time for another inspiration post over at STAMPlorations!  This week we are showcasing our fabulous STAMP girl, Becca's stamps.  She's the master of the pun and creates such cute and fun images.  Here's my card....


I decided to use these cute little flowers from the Bunnies 'N Beans set.  I created an oval mask and placed it on my watercolour paper panel. I stamped my flowers all over in black Versamark ink.  Then I did what I'm calling "messy" watercolouring. 😀  Basically, I coloured outside the lines. I used my Spectrum Aqua markers and my water brush pen and splotched on blue and yellow watercolours over the flowers. I added some green to the leaves as well.  Then using the oval mask I traced around it with a black marker to create the oval border line. I removed the mask and stamped my sentiment (Fond Expressions 2).  I attached my panel to a dark blue card base showing some blue at the bottom edge.  I've not done this "messy" watercolouring before and it was rather fun.

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 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!

I'd like to link up to the following challenges:
Craft Stamper Magazine, Take it Make it Challenge - anything goes
The Flower Challenge - blue and yellow


FYI - Becca's Big Grins stamp sets are all on sale right now!  From January 10th - 16th Bunnies 'N Beans set is 20% off and all other 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!

January 05, 2017

CUTplorations January Challenge

Hey everyone!  It's the 5th of January already!  School doesn't go back into session until the 10th for my son, so lot's of time left to play!

Today we start a new challenge over at CUTplorations.  Our photo inspiration is an appropriate one for the start of the New Year, I think.  One that speaks to me of celebration.  Check it out...


I love the look of the glass!  I loved all the black and gold too.  This is what I came up with...




I stamped my drink glass (Party Mates set) twice in black and coloured it in with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I added some white highlights with a white gel pen.  I added some "bubbles" with a gold pen.  I die cut the sentiment (Celebrate Word Die) from black cardstock and attached to my card.  Lastly, I added a strip of gold glitter tape.  Its a fun New Year's card that could also be used for a birthday or even a wedding card.

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!

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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!

January 03, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration #113

Good morning everyone!  I hope this Tuesday morning finds you all well.  I'm fighting a bit of a cold right now but hopefully with some rest it'll clear up quickly. I plan to have a lazy day today. 😊

Well, it's Inspiration post day over at STAMPlorations!  There has been some changes for the new year.  Each week we will be showcasing a different STAMPlorations designer's stamps. This week it's  our wonderful Shirley and her The Bee's Knees (TBK) stamp line.  I broke out my favourite TBK set for my card today. Check it out....




So, I stamped the small and large butterflies (Winged Things Set) with black Memento ink on one side of my kraft card base. Using my Prismacolor pencil crayons, I coloured them in. Then I stamped my sentiment (Faerie Door set) in black Versafine ink.  Lastly, I added some dots with a gold pen around the butterflies.  I love the look of the pencil crayons on the kraft paper.

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 January 3rd - 9th World Birthday Cakes 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!

January 01, 2017

My Top 15 Favourite Cards Of 2016

Happy New Year Everyone!  I hope you've had a wonderful start to 2017.  I thought I'd share with you my 15 favourite cards I made in 2016.  I look forward to sharing many more cards with you this next year. 😀  Thanks for coming to visit and leaving me your lovely comments. It's greatly appreciated!  Now onto the cards!





























Well, I hope you enjoyed walking down memory lane with me. Thanks for visiting and have a fantastic day!  😀 

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!