Monday, June 19, 2017

You Glow, Girl!!

Hello friends!   It's time for another round of inspiration over at A Blog Named Hero!   This month's collaboration partner is Chibitronics, and our theme is interactive.   I created another light up card for you today!

I used a Hero Arts stencil and Hero Arts Ombre Inks on a piece of white cardstock and once finished, I smooshed a Versamark ink pad over top of the stencil, added clear embossing powder and heat set it.   Next, i added black ink over top of the entire piece - the Versamark resists the ink, and lets the colors show through!   Just give it a quick wipe with a paper towel to remove the ink that remains on the Versamark.

I used a small star punch I found in my stash to punch star shaped holes in three of the embossed stars.   

Creating the circut is really easy!   Just line up a slightly smaller piece of paper behind the focal panel and mark where you want the lights to be.   Then follow the easy instructions included in the Chibitronics kit.....really, I swear it's not too hard!   

The sentiment, from Hero Arts' You Glow Girl was perfect for the theme!   I stamped in Versamark and embossed with Wow embossing powder.  A few Nuvo Drops added the final embellishment!

Thanks for stopping by today!   I hope you join in on the fun 'Interactive' challenge over at A Blog Named Hero (it can be anything don't need to make it light up!!).    Can't wait to see what you create!

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Chibitronics & A Blog Named Hero - Interactive Challenge!

Head on over to A Blog Named Hero to get the details on how I created this fun light up card using Hero Arts stamps & dies and Chibitronics electronic stickers!!

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Saturday, May 27, 2017


Hi there, crafty friends!   I've got a fun card today using lots of papers from ADORNit.   I love the Flamingo Fever collection of papers - it's so cheerful!  I just did some fussy cutting and subtle inking on the sentiment and added a die cut frame to ground my little scene.  I have to admit - it was fun to create a card using no stamps at all!   

I hope your weekend is off to a great start!

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017


This is a hard post for me to write - I've been absolutely reeling from the devastating loss of my dad this past Friday. It was completely unexpected and my family, along with my sister's family and my mother, have been trying to take things one day at a time and start adjusting to a new normal.   I just have no words.....but I do want to say thank you to so many of my friends.   All of the little kindnesses shown to me in the last few days have touched my heart (and likely made me cry some more, lol!).   I am so very thankful to know so many wonderful people who have checked in on us, baked something, sent flowers or a card, or just lent me their ear or shoulder to cry on.   I appreciate it more than you know!   

Coloring Page from ADORNit
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sunshine & Pink!

Hi friends!  I'm positively giddy that today, for the first time in WEEKS, we have both no rain AND a decent temperature outside!    I thought I'd share this fun card I made with papers from ADORNit to celebrate this momentous occasion, lol!!    Have a great day!!

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Copic Colored Washi Tape!

Hi friends!   I have been eyeing this washi tape from ADORNit for awhile....wondering if I could color it in.   I had a chance to play with it earlier today, and guess what!   It worked like a charm!    This washi has such a fun coloring page-look.   I love that it can be colored in to suit your project!
I cut the word mom from kraft paper using my Scan-n-Cut.   I colored the washi in with Copic markers and adhered it above and below the word, and then adhered the panel with foam tape to a piece of patterned paper, also from ADORNit!   
I'm loving how this turned out, simple and striking!   Hope this inspires you to try coloring in your washi tape for a different look!    Have a FANTASTIC weekend!

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Congratulations Hot Air Balloon

Hello and happy "hump day"!   I've got another card using the Joseph's Coat technique today.    CAS-ual Fridays floral series of stamps lend themselves well to this technique, and I just can't stop playing around with color combinations!

I used Catherine Pooler's inks for this one again, and fussy cut the balloon from Floating out.   I spritzed it with shimmer spray before adhering it with foam adhesive to the partially embossed background (the embossing folder is from Taylored Expressions).   I added some sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, and the sentiment is from Heartfelt Sayings.  If you want more information on how I created the hot air balloon, check out THIS post!

Remember to use my special code, KIMBERLY2017 if you feel the urge to get your shop on over at CAS-ual Fridays!    You'll save 15% at checkout....awesome, right?!?!   

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