April 25, 2017

STAMPlorations Inspiration # 130

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....


I made this card for my son to give to his friend for his birthday.  He was having a pirate themed party so I decided a card with a pirate ship was needed!  First, I took a piece of watercolour paper and using my Spectrum Aqua markers and a water brush pen, I created a rainbow-like wash.  Once this dried, I stamped my boat (True North set) and coloured in the hull with a brown pencil crayon.  I paper pieced the sails with white cardstock.  Using a fine tip black marker, I added the crow's nest and flag.  I drew in the suggestion of a skull and crossbones with and white gel pen. Then, I took 3 different shades of blue cardstock and using some scalloped scissors, created my waves in the water and attached it to my card, making sure the bottom edge of my boat was covered.  I matted this all with black cardstock them attached to my white card base.  I stamped the sentiment (Vignette: Chevron and Arrows 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 April 25th - May 1st the Bloom Happy 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!

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!

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 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!

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!

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!