Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Blog Named Hero 5th Anniversary Blog Hop!

Hello!   Today we are celebrating A Blog Named Hero's 5th Anniversary!   I am so excited to be a part of this hop, sharing the Hero Arts love!    I'm honored to be a current A Blog Named Hero design team member - and I'm in great company, as so many of my favorite papercrafters have been (or currently are!) part of this amazing design team!  This is a TWO DAY hop, and there are different prizes to be won each day, so be sure to comment along today's hop list to win prizes from Simon Says Stamp, Gina K Designs, Winnie & Walter, Lawn Fawn, Avery Elle, Mama Elephant, Studio Katia, Online Card Classes & Jennifer McGuire, Ink!   Check out Saturday's hop list as well for more prizes from many other collaborating companies/sponsors!

OK, so on to my card!!!    I used one of my very favorite older Hero Arts background stamps (Highline Ironwork) to create my embossed and watercolored background.  

handmade birthday card by Kimberly Rendino | watercolor | hero arts | | butterfly |  papercraft | cardmaking

The butterflies are from Hero Arts' Color Layering Butterflies stamp set.  I stamped them in black ink, fussy cut them, smooshed them in my Versamark ink pad and then heat embossed them with Wow Black Twinkle embossing glitter.   

handmade birthday card by Kimberly Rendino | watercolor | hero arts | | butterfly |  papercraft | cardmaking

I didn't want to cover up any of the colors on my background, so I stamped my greeting, from Year Round Sentiments, onto a strip of acetate and heat embossed it with the same embossing glitter.  I added adhesive to only the center portions of the butterflies so that their wings would have "lift" and dimension.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you've enjoyed my card.  If you are interested, you can also find me on Facebook & Instagram!  

  Your next stop on the hop is Mateja's blog - and if you get lost, you can always go back to A Blog Named Hero for the full link list.  


A Blog Named Hero is so thankful for our wonderful sponsors and collaborating companies!   Several companies decided to help us celebrate our fifth anniversary with giveaways and they were SO GENEROUS that we decided to spread the love over both hop days with different prizes to be won each day!   Giveaway prizes total more than $400!  To win, leave a comment on each hop stop.   We will select winners randomly from different blogs so the more blogs you visit each day, the greater your chances of winning!   And be sure to visit the Saturday post from A Blog Named Hero for the list of Saturday hoppers and prizes!   Comments must be left before 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday March 28th, and winners will be announced on March 30. 

Today's prizes include the following:  
Good luck & happy hopping!


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Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello!!   I'm excited to be hopping along in the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!    I love these hops - it's so much fun to get inky with my coffee/tea stamp sets!   I used Lil' Inker Designs stamps & dies on today's card - I am a GINORMOUS fan of the dual dotted dies from Lil' Inker - I used both the squares and borders here.

Coffee birthday card by Kimberly Rendino | Coffee Lovers Blog Hop | Lil' Inker Designs | cardmaking | papercraft

The stamp set is called Latte Love - I paper pieced the coffee cup with papers from Doodlebug - aren't they just the cutest?   The coffee beans embossed on the white paper are from Right at Home.

Hope you've enjoyed my card today!   I can't wait to hop along and see what everyone has made.  If you want to play along, link up your card HERE!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Friday, March 17, 2017

A Blog Named Hero - I'm Here For You!

I'm over on A Blog Named Hero today with this super adorable card featuring stamps from Hero Arts and this months collaboration partner, Studio Katia.   Please stop by and check it out!   The March challenge, Bling It Up, is still going on - be sure to check that out while you're visiting as well!

Handmade card | Kimberly Rendino | Studio Katia | Hero Arts | A Blog Named Hero |

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Calling All Sistahs! It's Time For The March Hop!

Hello my friends!   It's March 17  - not only is it St. Patrick's Day, it's also Calling All Sistahs Hop day, so we are hopping along to remind you that it's time to do your monthly self-breast exam!   

**In case you aren't aware, every month on the 17th, CAS-ual Fridays Stamps hosts a fun blog hop to remind you that it's time to do a self-breast exam.   This helped Michele, the owner of CFS, find and have her breast cancer diagnosed in a timely manner - and she's doing GREAT now!    You can find out more HERE!**  Want to be part of next month's hop?   We'd love to have you!   For more info, visit our Facebook group!

Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop | CAS-ual Fridays Stamps | Kimberly Rendino | | breast cancer awareness | breast cancer support | handmade card | papercraft

For my card today, I stamped the flowers from Loving Thoughts  with Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Ink and then heat embossed with iridescent embossing powder.    They sparkle and shine so much in real life - I tried my best to capture it for you in the photo ;)   I stamped the sentiment (from Calling All Sistahs ) and the butterfly (from Be) with Versafine Onyx Black and then heat embossed with clear powder.   I cut the sentiment strip, cutting around the top part of the butterfly, and adhered it to the card with foam tape.     I wanted to let the background shine, so to tie the sentiment strip in with the rest of the card, I heat embossed a single butterfly (also from Be) directly on the card base.   

Be sure to hop along for the chance to win a prize from CAS-ual Fridays!   Comments must be made by 12 a.m. EST on March 19.   Now head over to Penny's blog to see what she's created!!

As always, if you'd like to do some shopping over at CAS-ual Fridays, be sure to use code KIMBERLY2017 to save 15% on ANYTHING your heart desires!   

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Happy Birthday!

Hello!   You can find me over on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink. blog this's a sneak peek of the card I created for my son's 16th birthday today!   Happy Birthday Alex - I love you to the moon and back!
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Saturday, March 11, 2017

You Still Give Me Butterflies....

Happy Saturday!   I hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start!   Today I'm over at the CAS-ual Fridays blog with this romantic little card.   

handmade card by Kimberly Rendino | CAS-ual Fridays Stamps | Floral | Butterflies | you give me butterflies |

I stamped the Full On Floral background with black ink and then stamped the butterflies from Butterbows with Catherine Pooler inks.   I stamped a second trio of  butterflies and added a little shading with a Copic marker.  I fussy cut those butterflies out, creased them along the middle and added Glossy Accents to just the center.   Adhering them like this over top of the already stamped butterflies gives some nice dimension.

handmade card by Kimberly Rendino | CAS-ual Fridays Stamps | Floral | Butterflies | you give me butterflies |
The sentiment also comes from the Butterbows stamp set.   It was heat embossed with white embossing powder and added across the focal panel.   To finish the card off, I added the tiniest touch of color to a few of the flowers - it's very hard to see in these photos as it is SOOO light!   

I hope you've enjoyed my card today!   If you decide to go shopping at CAS-ual Fridays, be sure to use my speial coupon code, KIMBERLY2017 - you'll save 15% on EVERYTHING in the shop!  Have a fantastic weekend!

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Friday, March 10, 2017

I'm Lucky to Know You!

Hello there!   I'm stopping in today to share a card I made for the Paper Smooches "Greenery" challenge.   I combined the A Magical Spring stamp set with the Curly Clouds  and Rainbow dies to create a fun and colorful card for my BFF for St. Patty's Day!

I die cut the rainbow (upside down!) from two pieces of blue cardstock.   I adhered the rainbow pieces to the back side of the cardbase and covered up the inside with the second piece of die cut blue cardstock to keep the inside of my card looking nice and neat.  

I colored the funny leprechaun with Copic markers and created my scene by adding some die cut grass (Lawn Fawn Grassy Borders) and the curly clouds up in the sky.   I adhered the leprechaun with an Action Wobble Spring - it's so cute when he wiggles!!!  

I love how this turned out - rainbow colored all the things, right?!   Happy weekend, friends!!!

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