Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January Calling All Sistahs Hop



Hello there!  It's January 17, and that means it is time for a self-breast check!!   Michele, owner of CFS is a breast cancer survivor, all because she found it early by doing a self check.   Every month,  CFS hosts a blog hop as a friendly reminder to do a self check.  We'd absolutely love it if you joined in  our monthly hops - head over to our Facebook group for more information!!

And did you know that 50% of the profits of the Calling All Sistahs products available from CFS go to the NBCF!   There is an awesome new sequin mix created just for CAS-ual Fridays by Pretty Pink Posh added to the shop this month too....so pretty!


For my card, I stamped the flower & leaf images from Mon Ami  with a light shade of Memento ink and then added some shading to them with matching shades of pink Copic markers.   When I was done, I stamped again with Versamark ink and heat embossed them with WOW Glitter Embossing Powder in Mulberry Mist.   This process took some time, but my MISTI made it easy!   I heat embossed the sentiment, from Word Ribbon,  on a strip of vellum and added a few sequins from the new Sistahood Sparkle sequin mix to complete the card!

Be sure to stop by Susan's blog next, and keep hopping and leaving comments along the way for your chance to win one of two gift certificates to the CAS-ual Fridays store!   Here's the full link list in case you get lost!   Happy hopping, everyone!




Go ahead and use my special coupon code to save 15% at the CFS store!   You know you wanna shop! ;)
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Friday, January 6, 2017

Sweet Strawberries!

Hello there!   I've been having fun using lots of new stamping goodies I received around/for Christmas.   Yesterday I spent some time playing with the Strawberry Layers stamp set from Strawberry Jude.    There are a ton of layers to create these awesome strawberries, and the results are so impressive!   They look good enough to eat!   Several of my "color experiments" were good enough that I decided to put them to use on some cards!  

First up is my favorite - this one uses a die cut sentiment from Li'l Inker, the stamped sentiment from Sunny Studio, a die from MFT and paper from Gina K.    Lots of my favorites here!    

The next card uses a sentiment from MFT, scallop border die from Simon Says Stamp and paper from Lawn Fawn.

Have a fantastic weekend!   See you next week! :)

CHALLENGE

SSS - SOMETHING NEW



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Monday, January 2, 2017

A Blog Named Hero Challenge - January

Hello, and happy 2017!   Can you believe it?  The holidays are over and it's time to jump back into my favorite hobby - and I couldn't be happier!   

Today over at A Blog Named Hero we are sharing our January challenge.   This month, we are collaborating with the fabulous Right At Home and our theme is "New To Me".   
I was so happy to receive these awesome brand new coffee-themed stamps in the mail  (they will be released on January 5, available in the Right At Home shop!!- thank you Nicole!) - I knew that they would coordinate perfectly with some of my Hero Arts goodies!   Since Right at Home is a new-to-me company, I was all set to begin my challenge card!


The background was stenciled with Distress Inks, and I did some paper piecing for the fun coffee mug.   I split the Right At Home sentiment (by masking a portion with washi tape, inking, and removing the washi before stamping) and added the large ampersand from the Hero Arts You & Me stamp set - I love the visual impact of the sentiment done this way!


Want to play along with the challenge?   You have until January 25th to link up your card over at A Blog Named Hero!  I can't wait to see what you create!!


SUPPLIES






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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy fourth day of Hanukkah to all of you who celebrate it!   I'm stopping in today with a fun card using the Star of David stamp set from  CAS-ual Fridays!

Hanukkah | handmade card | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com | CAS-ual Fridays Stamps | cardmaking | papercraft | Star of David

To make my card, I printed a Star of David image I found online and cut it out with an x-acto knife, creating a stencil.   I taped the stencil to my panel and then used the long Star of David border image and stamped through the stencil, covering it completely.   The magic happens when you lift your stencil to reveal your stamped image!  How fun is that?!

Hanukkah | handmade card | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com | CAS-ual Fridays Stamps | cardmaking | papercraft | Star of David

I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.   I added a few Nuvo drops here and there for even more shine!   I added some super thin gold washi tape to the edges of my focal panel and then mounted it to a black card base.

Hope you've enjoyed my card today!   If you are interested in shopping the CAS-ual Fridays store, be sure to use code KIMBERLY16 for a 15% discount on your entire purchase!



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Thursday, December 22, 2016

A Fun Announcement!

Hi crafty friends!   Just stopping in to share some exciting news!!   I'm joining the DT for A Blog Named Hero in 2017!   I'm super excited to share my creations with you - starting with this one!   Here's just a quick sneak peek.   To see the entire card, head over to A Blog Named Hero for all the details!


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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

BRI #Hashtag Stamps Blog Hop

Hello, hello!    I'm joining the fun over at Butterfly Reflections, Ink., today as a stop on the #Hashtag Stamps Blog Hop!     You should have arrived via Coralynn's fabulous blog.  

Vanessa from BRI has collaborated with Bossy Joscie on two fun new stamp sets featuring large words with supporting hashtag sentiments - these are so much fun to use!   Let me show you the fun card I created with the larger 4x6 #Hashtag stamp set....

Nuvo Glimmer Paste | Handmade card | papercraft | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com | Kimberly Rendino | Hashtag | clear stamps

So I recently ordered some of the Nuvo Glimmer Paste from BRI - and this stuff is AH-MAZING!!!!!   I can't say enough about how awesome this stuff looks - especially on black cardstock!   Wowza!  I used a stencil from Echo Park and the Sapphire Blue glimmer paste to create my background panel.   And since it was so awesome, I didn't want to add a ton to it - I stamped and heat embossed the "Whatever - #itiswhatitis" sentiments onto a strip of Lush Lagoon cardstock from MFT (a perfect match for the Sapphire glimmer paste).   I bordered the sentiment strip with some black cardstock strips and foam mounted the strip across my glittery panel.   

Nuvo Glimmer Paste | Handmade card | papercraft | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com | Kimberly Rendino | Hashtag | clear stamps


And there you have it!   A simple, and rather elegant reminder to just relax and deal with whatever is coming at ya....it is what it is, right?   

Your next stop on the hop is my sweet & talented friend, Samantha Mann.   Be sure to hop along and leave comments at all the stops for your chance to win one of two prizes - a 4x6 #Hashtag Stamp Set or a 3x4 #Hashtag Bossy Stamp Set.   Leave your comments by Monday, December 26 at noon.   Winners will be announced on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink. blog on Tuesday, December 27th!


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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Calling All Sistahs December Blog Hop


Hello there!  It's December 17, and that means it is time for a self-breast check!!   Michele, owner of CFS is a breast cancer survivor, all because she found it early by doing a self check.   Every month,  CFS hosts a blog hop as a friendly reminder to do a self check.  We'd absolutely love it if you joined in  our monthly hops - head over to our Facebook group for more information!!

And did you know that 50% of the profits of the Calling All Sistahs products available from CFS go to the NBCF!   That's so awesome!

This month, the theme is 'Make Time' - how perfect for December, when we are all super busy getting ready for the holidays, right?!   


I wanted to create a really quick and easy card, showing that you don't have to spend hours on something - there is time to make a quick card to send off to a friend!

I used the heart images from Calm & Loving to create an ombre of falling hearts.   I die cut the Friend Fri-Die from black paper and added aqua glitter to the bottom half and stamped the rest of the sentiment from the Calling All Sistahs stamp set.  A few Nuvo drops completed the card!


Be sure to hop along, starting at the CAS-ual Fridays blog.   Leave a comment at all the stops for your chance to win some awesome CFS prizes!  Your next stop on the hop is Ceal's awesome blog!

Be sure to use my coupon code, KIMBERLY16 if you want to do any shopping in the CFS store - you'll save 15%!





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