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!!

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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!

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!

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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!

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!!

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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!

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 tonuse 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!