Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2016


Hello!   Have you joined in the Coffee Lovers Bloghop this time around?   I'm a bit late with my entry - for some reason I thought it began THIS Friday, not last Friday, lol!    It pays to use that expensive planner on my desk, lol!  

coffee lovers bloghop card by Kimberly Rendino | sugarpea designs | fall fox | handmade card | cardmaking | papercraft | fox | colored pencils

In any case, I had just recceived the adorable Fall Fox stamp set by Sugarpea Designs in one of my orders from Butterfly Reflections, Ink.    I couldn't wait to use it, and the little fox with his coffee cup was the perfect image to ink up for this hop!!!

I stamped the fox onto kraft paper and colored him in with my Polychromos colored pencils.   I outlined him with a warm grey Copic marker to make him pop!  

coffee lovers bloghop card by Kimberly Rendino | sugarpea designs | fall fox | handmade card | cardmaking | papercraft | fox | colored pencils


The patterned papers are by Echo Park - this paper pad is by far my most used.....EVER!   I love it - it is Fall perfection!

I'm also entering this card in the Sugarpea Designs Mix It Up Challenge #17


  Thanks for stopping by, coffee loving crafty friends!  If you are interested, you can also find me on Instagram and Facebook!

  


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Monday, September 26, 2016

Stamptember & Newton's Nook!



Happy STAMPtember!!   I'm so excited to share with you a card I've created using the brand new & exclusive Newton's Nook & Simon Says Stamp collaboration stamp & die set for STAMPtember - Bushels of Love!

Bushel of Love Card by Kimberly Rendino | Simon Says Stamp | Stamptember | Newton's Nook Designs | fall | autumn | cardmaking | papercraft | clear stamps | stamping | handmade card

I started by die cutting the Simon Says Stamp Thanks Scallop Border  and the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border and used a variety of Distress Inks to blend my green grass and blue sky.   I added a bit of masking paper along the border while blending to keep the scallop detail nice and white!  

I stamped and colored the adorable raccoon and bear with Copic markers, and added a tiny bit of the Distress Ink colors to the white around the edges so that they would blend into the scene better.  I tucked in one of the mushrooms, coated with Glossy Accents for shine, behind the hill  (I cut the shorter mushroom off).    

Bushel of Love Card by Kimberly Rendino | Simon Says Stamp | Stamptember | Newton's Nook Designs | fall | autumn | cardmaking | papercraft | clear stamps | stamping | handmade card


I added some solid green paper behind the die cut word, adhered the panel to a piece of paper from the Echo Park Fall is in the Air 6x6 paper pad, and added some Wink of Stella glitter pen and Glossy Accents to the letters.

These stamps and dies are just the cutest for fall cardmaking!!   Make sure you stop by Simon Says Stamp to get your Bushels of Love stamp/die set - it's an exclusive and once it sells out, it's gone for good!
Please leave a comment and let me know what you think of the new STAMPtember goodies!  If you are interested, you can also find me on Instagram and Facebook!

Thanks for stopping by, crafty friends!   I hope your Monday is off to a fantastic start!   

  

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Whimsy Stamps Product Spotlight - Barnyard Band!

Well hello and happy Sunday!   Today I've got a fun card featuring Whimsy Stamps'  Barnyard Band stamp set.

barnyard band | clear stamps | cardmaking | handmade card | watercolor | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com | whimsy stamps | Kimberly Rendino

I did a bit of masking to stack my animals....what a cute band, eh?!   I used Distress Markers for the coloring.   I love the softly colored look - and it's a one layer card too!   Can't get much simpler than that!

barnyard band | clear stamps | cardmaking | handmade card | watercolor | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com | whimsy stamps | Kimberly Rendino

I hope you're having a great Sunday - I'll be back again tomorrow with a special surprise!!  ;)
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Get Your Twinkle On - DIY Galaxy Bottles with CAS-ual Fridays!

Hi guys!   I have a fun tutorial for you today - mini galaxy bottles!    These are so super cute - they'd make great party favors, or just something to give to a friend as a little reminder that they mean the world to you!   I enlisted my kids' help to make these, and they had a blast!

diy galaxy bottles by Kimberly Rendino | stamping | handmade | clear stamps | galaxy | galaxy bottles | nebula bottles | cas-ual fridays stamps | kimpletekreatiity.blogspot.com


Here's what you'll need - Distress Ink re-inkers, glitter, cotton balls, a skewer, water and a bottle (any kind will do as long as it has a resealable cap - I've made these larger and they're awesome too)!   


Start by adding in a bit of water to the bottle and then squeeze a drop or two of Distress Ink reinker into your bottle.   Add a shake of glitter and mix it with the skewer.   


Next, add some cotton balls to the bottle.  I like to stretch mine out - I just like the way it looks better in the bottle, but you don't have to do this!   Push the cotton down into the water with the skewer.   Keep adding cotton until most of the water is absorbed.  Next, add some more water, a different color reinker and more glitter.   Add cotton and gently push it down with the skewer (so you don't mix the colors too much).   Keep going with as many layers of color/cotton as you like, till the bottle is full!



To make my bottles even cuter, I wanted to add a meaningful sentiment to them - but I definitely didn't want to cover too much of the fun galaxy!   I decided to stamp a sentiment from the CAS-ual Fridays 'Twinkle' stamp set onto a strip of acetate using Staz-On white ink.   **TIP**  Add a piece of removable adhesive to the backside of the acetate while stamping.   Staz-On & acetate are quite a combo, and the acetate wants to lift.   Repositionable adhesive keeps things in place while you're working!!  


I wrapped the sentiment strips around the bottles and adhered them with a glue dot.   Voila!   A sweet message that doesn't obscure the galaxy!  

diy galaxy bottles by Kimberly Rendino | stamping | handmade | clear stamps | galaxy | galaxy bottles | nebula bottles | cas-ual fridays stamps | kimpletekreatiity.blogspot.com

My little bottles had a date code on the top that I wanted to cover up, so I did some quick distress ink blending (using the same colors I added to the water for my galaxy bottles) on a sheet off adhesive label paper.   I stamped some of the stars from 'Twinkle' with Versamark, added white embossing powder and heat set it.   I punched 1" circles from the label paper and adhered them to the top of the bottles.   

diy galaxy bottles by Kimberly Rendino | stamping | handmade | clear stamps | galaxy | galaxy bottles | nebula bottles | cas-ual fridays stamps | kimpletekreatiity.blogspot.com

This was such a fun project!   I hope you give it a try!   If you'd like to do some shopping at the 
CAS-ual Fridays store, you can always use the coupon code KIMBERLY16 to save 15%!!   Woo-hoo!!

diy galaxy bottles by Kimberly Rendino | stamping | handmade | clear stamps | galaxy | galaxy bottles | nebula bottles | cas-ual fridays stamps | kimpletekreatiity.blogspot.com



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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop - September!


Hi there friends!!    It's the 17th of the month and you know what that means, right?   Time for a self-breast check.    The theme of our CAS-ual Fridays Calling All Sistahs hop this month is "Girl Power"!


I created a shaker card this month - so fun!   The sentiment is from Calling All Sistahs, and I die cut the heart using the Heart Board Fri-Dies.    The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh!

Be sure to check out CAS-ual Fridays Calling All Sistahs collection of stamps and dies - a portion of all sales will be donated to breast cancer research and awareness programs!!!   Also, be sure to hop along and leave comments at all the stops - there will be three $15 prizes awarded to lucky commenters!!    And if you'd like to do some shopping, feel free to use my code, KIMBERLY16, to save 15% off at the 
CAS-ual Fridays store!!    Your next stop is Sue's blog - happy hopping, friends!!  



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Friday, September 16, 2016

Sunny Studio Fisthtail Banner Die Challenge!

Hello there, friends!   Happy Friday!   I am sitting here, drinking my pumpkin spice coffee and enjoying the wonderful fall weather here in NY.    The leaves aren't yet changing, but fall is on my mind, so when thinking of what kind of card I wanted to enter for the Sunny Studio Fishtail Banner Challenge, of course I chose an autumn one!  

autumn card by Kimberly Rendino | handmade card | cardmaking | papercraft | Sunny Studio Stamps | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com

I started by stamping the GORGEOUS fall leaves from the Sunny Studio Autumn Splendor stamp set on a piece of cream cardstock.  Next, I used the two stitched/pierced Fishtail Banner II dies and ran them through my die cutting machine repeatedly to create the fun texture.  I finished the die cutting with the scalloped die.  I added a few flecks of gold paint to the panel and then mounted it on foam adhesive to a piece of fun autumn patterned paper from Echo Park.

Thanks for stopping by!   

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Newton's Nook Designs September Release - Newton's Boo-tiful Night

We've reached the final day of reveals!   The new NND stamps and dies will be available for purchase tomorrow, September 16!   Today we have a fun Newton set to show you - Newton's Boo-tiful Night!

Newton's Boo-tiful Night card by Kimberly Rendino | Newton's Nook Designs | witch | bats | stenciled background | distress ink | halloween | handmade card | cardmaking | stamping | papercraft | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com

How cute is witchy Newton?!   I colored him in with Copis and used my Scan n Cut machine to cut him out.  I created the background by doing some ink blending with Distress Ink and  a fun stencil from Winnie & Walter.   I stamped one of the bats from Newton's Boo-tiful Night in every other circle of my stenciled background.  I had to pull a little more purple into the card, so I stamped the sentiment on a purple strip and adhered Newton to it with foam adhesive.  I love the fun lime green & purple combination for Halloween!

Newton's Boo-tiful Night card by Kimberly Rendino | Newton's Nook Designs | witch | bats | stenciled background | distress ink | halloween | handmade card | cardmaking | stamping | papercraft | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com

I hope you've gotten lots of crafty inspiration this week - fall crafting is officially in full swing, and I'm so excited about that!!   Have a great day!

GIVEAWAY


Would you like to win the “Newton's Boo-tiful Night” Stamp Set?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner

Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog release posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, September 15th at 9pm CST to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, September 16th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:
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