Saturday, May 26, 2018

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Hello and happy weekend!  I've got a card today for the Spring & Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!   I've used all CAS-ual Fridays stamps and dies for this one...

I stamped the coffee beans from Peace, Love & Coffee onto the Scallop Tag Fri-die, and added the sentiment from Coffee Talk .   I colored the mug from Serendipi-tea with Copic markers and adhered it to the tag with foam dots.  To finish the card off, I layered some coordinating cardstock and added baker's twine to the hole in the tag.  My favorite part is the Glossy Accents added to the coffee in the mug!


Have you had a chance to create a coffee/tea card for the blog hop?!   I always love this hop - it's  so fun and I love to see what everyone creates - there is SOOOO MUCH coffee goodness out there in crafty-land!  

Thanks for stopping by my blog!   Any of the goodies I've used today are available at the CFS shop - and you can use the discount code KIMBERLYSENTME to save 15% on everything in the store!!  Be sure to check out all of the inspiring cards and projects on the hop - and join in as well!  Have a great weekend!







Thursday, May 17, 2018

CAS-ual Fridays May Release - Day 4

Hi friends!    It's day four of the CAS-ual Fridays May release!    Have you gone shopping yet?   What are your favorites?   Today we've got a fun new stamp set called Sands of Time 2, and its coordinating die, Hourglass!

I stamped the center hourglass and then die cut an hourglass from masking paper.   I used this to temporarily cover the stamped hourglass and then stamped two more on either side before removing the mask.   I added the heart sand stamp and die cut the top and base from gold glitter paper.  Next I added a layer of Glossy Accents to just the center hourglass!

Once dry, I added some die cuts using the flowers from Best Day Ever and the leaves from Garden Fri-Dies - the centers were accented with little gold pearls.  This would make a great engagement, wedding or new baby card - I love the sentiment because it's so true!!

Well, that's all for this release!   Such a great one....I hope you've found something you love!   Remember the coupon code KIMBERLYSENTME works on anything in the entire store to save 15%.   Thanks for sticking with me all week - see you again soon!



Wednesday, May 16, 2018

CAS-ual Fridays May Release - Day 3


Good morning!    Welcome back for day three of the CAS-ual Fridays May release!   Today the team is sharing projects created with the brand new Peaceful Garden stamps and Garden Fri-Dies!
For my card, I stamped the leaves multiple times around the edge of a piece of cardstock with an aqua ink, and added the detail layer with black ink.   Next I die cut several sizes and layers of the flower dies in the Garden Sri-Die set - I just love how you can mix and match these!!   I added the flowers to the card panel and stamped the sentiment with black ink.   I felt like the card needed a little something extra, so I pulled out an old favorite, Holly Jolly Borders, to add the little dotted border.

Thanks for stopping by today!   The new stamps are in the store now, so be sure to head on over!   I've got a special coupon code that you can use to save 15% - just enter KIMBERLYSENTME at checkout!

See you again tomorrow to share some inspiration with the last stamp/die set of the release! :)



Tuesday, May 15, 2018

CAS-ual Fridays May Release - Day 2

Hey, crafty friends!   Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I've got a cheerful card to share with you today using the new Best Day Ever stamps and Best Day Fri-dies from CAS-ual Fridays!
I started by stamping the flowers in grey ink on grey cardstock for a tone-on-tone look.   I stamped that awesome large sentiment in bold black.   The leaf die cuts are from the new Garden Fri-Dies set, and the flowers, which were stamped on colored cardstock with coordinating ink, are from the Best Day Fri-Dies.


That's all for me today, but be sure to stop by again tomorrow for more new release goodness!

The new release is in the CAS-ual Fridays store NOW, so if you want to head over and do some shopping, be sure to use the code KIMBERLYSENTME to save 15%!




Monday, May 14, 2018

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps May Release - Day 1

Hello!   Today is the start of CAS-ual Fridays' May release!!!  First up is a super fun stamp set called Celebrate!
I stamped the B-Day sentiment in multiple colors, then stamped the word 'Happy' around the edges of my cardstock.   I created a fun background with the new Jumping Jacks Fri-Dies - don't they look so bright and bold against that black background?!  


That's all for today, but there's more inspiration to come all week long, so be sure to check out the CAS-ual Fridays blog and the designers' blogs to see what's new!

The whole release is already in the store, and you can shop right now!   I've got a coupon code that will save you 15% on your entire purchase - including the new release!   Just add the code KIMBERLYSENTME at checkout.



Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Layton’s Legacy Card Drive Fundraiser with LID


Hello, friends!   This morning, I've got a card to share using stamps and dies from Lil' Inker Designs for a very special cause, Layton's Legacy Card Drive & Fundraiser!   This is an amazing effort put together by Lea Lawson to raise money to purchase Starbucks gift cards for parents whose children are in the NICU of the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.  You can read all of the details of Lea's story and find out more about this fundraiser in her son Layton's honor here!


I used Lea's beautiful mood board when planning out this card.   I couldn't resist the owl in the lower right, and the bright sun peeking out of the wall mural.   These two elements, along with the color palette made this card come together quickly!


I colored the little owls from the Hootie Patootie stamp set with Copic markers and die cut them with the coordinating dies.   The backdrop is a combination of the Wrappers Delight: Sunburst die and Dual Stitched Rectangles, the sentiment flag is the Stitched Sentiment Flag and the sentiment is from the Modern Mandala stamp set.   I used one of my favorite cover plates, Quilted Stitched So Knotty, to add some interest to the background


Check out all of the sponsors and prizes involved in this great fundraising effort!   You can join in too, by donating, sharing the fundraising link, and/or creating cards that will be given along with the gift cards!   All of the details are on Lea's blog, so be sure to head over there if you haven't already!  


A great BIG thanks to all of the sponsors and to Lea for organizing this amazing effort in honor of her baby boy - it will brighten the day for so many people going through one of the most stressful things imaginable.  Now it's time to hop along with all of these talented designers and companies!  

So - not only is this a fundraiser, it's a super inspiring blog hop!  Here's a link list with all of the stops on the hop.   Be sure to leave comments for all of these generous companies, stores & designers!



Layton’s Legacy Blog Hop with CAS-ual Fridays

Hello, thank you for stopping by!   This morning, I've got a card to share using stamps and dies from CAS-ual Fridays for a very special cause, Layton's Legacy Card Drive & Fundraiser!   This is an amazing effort put together by Lea Lawson to raise money to purchase Starbucks gift cards for parents whose children are in the NICU of the University of Minnesota Masonic CHildren's Hospital.  You can read all of the details of Lea's story and find out more about this fundraiser in her son Layton's honor here!

Since the fundraising efforts are going to be used to purchase Starbucks gift cards, I thought a coffee card with an uplifting message would be very appropriate!   I used the soothing colors found on Lea's mood board to create this card.   

I die cut all of the To Go Cup elements and stamped the design on the cup wrap with Modern Petals.   The background was created with the larger stamp border also found in the Modern Petals stamp set.  The sentiment, from Dream Then Do, was heat embossed to finish off the card.


Check out all of the sponsors and prizes involved in this great fundraising effort!   You can join in too, by donating, sharing the fundraising link, and/or creating cards that will be given along with the gift cards!   All of the details are on Lea's blog, so be sure to head over there if you haven't already!  


CAS-ual Fridays is very generously donating 15% of sales through May 19th to Layton's Legacy.   If you were thinking of making a purchase, now is the time!    Thanks so much to all of the sponsors and to Lea for organizing this amazing effort in honor of her baby boy - it will brighten the day for so many people going through one of the most stressful things imaginable.  And thank YOU, crafty friends,  for any way you can help out!