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!

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!!

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 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!!

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 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!!

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 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!

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 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!!

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 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!!

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 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!

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 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!!

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 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.