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!!

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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:

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!!

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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:

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!

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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 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!