Friday, April 24, 2015

Wish You Were Here! Inky Paws Challenge #20


Happy Friday!    I'm stopping in today with a card for the Newton's Nook Designs Inky Paws Challenge.   It's a sketch this time.   Head over to the NND blog for more details!  Link up your take on the sketch for a chance to WIN!



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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wedding Shaker Card

I'm here today with a shaker card I made for my sister's friend and her new husband - they were married (by my sister!!!) on the beach in Mexico.   My sis brought back some beach sand and I knew it'd make the perfect shaker filler! 
 **Excuse the poor iPhone photos.   I was in a hurry to get it to my sister and didn't have time to pull out my good camera!

Wedding shaker card by Kimberly Rendino | beach wedding | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com

The shaker portion is from the Sprinkles & Shakers set from PTI.    I printed out a verse from their ceremony on vellum and layered it over some ocean print patterned paper.    The filler is sand and microbeads as well as a few small shells.   Since the shaker was the main focus, the only additional things I added were the gold strip down the side of the card and the embossed front panel.

Wedding shaker card by Kimberly Rendino | beach wedding | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com

I hope they enjoy the card  - it was fun to make something that included a special memory for them!

Challenges:
Muse Challenge #114 (I utilized the embossed background and simple main focus element from Marion's gorgeous card)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Clean & Simple (maybe the shaker part wasn't exactly "simple", but it does have a clean & simple look, lol!)
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  - Due Date (This was definitely on my to-do list - my sister needs the card for this weekend :)




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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Winnie & Walter - Spotlight Day #2

I'm on the Winnie & Walter blog today for my second guest post!   Head over to the W&W blog to check it out!   In the meantime...here is a sneak peek!


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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Newton's Nook April Release - Garden Whimsy!

It's day three of  Newton's Nook Designs' April release - the final day!    Today we are introducing Garden Whimsy.   So much cuteness in one set!!!  
--Be sure to enter to win this set below!--

Garden whimsy card by Kimberly Rendino for Newton's Nook Designs | kimpletekreativity.com

I created a sweet scene with Winston watering his flowers.   He's fussy cut and colored with Copics, as are the fence pieces.   They are foam mounted for some dimension.   I am in LOVE with the little bird on the fence.   He's too cute!   
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Would you like to win “Garden Whimsy”?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest 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, April 16th at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 17th. 

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




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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs April Release - Fanciful Florals!

Today's release is the GORGEOUS set, Fanciful Florals!   I love this beautiful bold floral set.....I'm sure I'll be using this one a lot! 
--Be sure to enter to win this set below!--

Fanciful Florals card by Kimberly Rendino for Newton's Nook Designs | bold floral |emboss resist | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com

There are SO many possibilities with this set, but first I wanted to try out an emboss resist technique.  I stamped the flower onto white cardstock with white embossing powder, then buffed on Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry & Wild Honey.   To add a little dimension I added in some dot clusters using a new-to-me product, the Irresistible Pico Embellisher.  I love the font used for this set - so pretty!   I mounted the panel onto some patterned paper and added some interest to the sentiment by framing it with the same PP and some matching Distress inked strips.

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Would you like to win “Fanciful Florals”?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest 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, April 16th at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 17th. 
Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:




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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Newton's Nook Designs April Release - Delightful Doxies!

Hello stampy friends!   It's time again for another awesome release from Newton's Nook Designs!   We're starting the festivities by showcasing "Delightful Doxies" - this set is so stinkin' cute!

Delightful Doxies card by Kimberly Rendino for Newton's Nook Designs | doxies | kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com

I was trying to decide which of the cute doxies to use when inspiration hit - what if I sandwiched the sentiment between two ends of one dog!?!   I inked just the first half of the doxie and stamped him, then lined up the sentiment and stamped, and finally, I inked up just the back half and lined that up as best as I could.  It came together better than I ever dreamed it would - the loopiness of the font provided the "belly" of my little doxie!   I just needed to draw in his back with a fine tipped pen, and voila!   He's colored in with Copics, keeping lighter towards the center to make the sentiment more visible.   I love finding ways to "stretch my stamps", but this card takes it to another level - ha, ha!!

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Would you like to win “Delightful Doxies”?
This set will be given away to ONE lucky winner
Here's how to win: 
Comment on the NND blog and Design Team and Guest 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, April 16th at 9pm CDT to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, April 17th. 

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







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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Winnie & Walter Spotlight On.....me!

Hi guys!  I'm super excited because I'm being featured over on the Winnie & Walter blog today in their "Spotlight On..." feature!   Huge thanks to Julie & Shay for this opportunity!    Here are a few sneak peeks at what you'll find on the w&w blog....


If you've popped over from the w&w blog, hello & welcome!    I hope you'll have fun browsing my blog.....and I hope to see you back again soon :)

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Happy for You!


Happy for You card by Kimberly Rendino for Newton's Nook Designs | Prismacolors | Kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com

Hello!   Hope everyone had a lovely Easter!   Today I'm back with a spring card featuring the Newton's Nook Designs stamp set Beautiful Blossoms.

I've had so much fun coloring in these flowers - the quilled design is awesome and there's so many different things you can do with this set!   I used Prismacolors and a little gamsol to blend.   The 'for you' sentiment is also from the Beautiful Blossoms set.   The die (from MFT) was cut four times and stacked for some nice dimension and then coated with a layer of Glossy Accents.  Can I just tell you how much I love Glossy Accents, lol?!   My top three card finishers are Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella glitter pen and sequins.   It's rare that I don't use at least one of those "finishers" on a card!   

Happy for You card by Kimberly Rendino for Newton's Nook Designs | Prismacolors | Kimpletekreativity.blogspot.com

I'll be back later in the week with a special post ;)   Stay tuned!






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