Friday, July 21, 2017

You Make Me Smile

It's Friday - woo hoo!   I'm over on A Blog Named Hero this morning with an ombre card using supplies from Hero Arts & our July collab partner, Winnie & Walter!   Head on over and check it out!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays & Chameleon Markers Friend Friday!

Hi friends!   CAS-ual Fridays and Chameleon have teamed up this month to bring you "Friend Friday", a weekly series of inspiration using CFS stamps and Chameleon markers!    You'll find my cards today over on the CAS-ual Fridays blog - head over and check it out!   There are prizes to win too!    Woo-hoo!!!

You're Awesome Like That!

 Hi there! Happy Friday-eve!   I've got a super cheerful CAS-ual Fridays  card to share with you today.   

I stamped and heat embossed the flower & leaves from CAS-ual Fridays' Pretty Posies stamp set on watercolor paper with white embossing powder.   I added color with Altenew inks and water and die cut them out with the matching dies.   
I stamped and white heat embossed the border from Starlequin directly on my card base.   To pull in the colors from the flower, I used my Prismacolor pencils to add some yellow & orange shading to several of the diamonds.  I adhered the die cuts and added several yellow gems to the border.  That awesome sentiment is from Lovely Greetings - it's one of my favorites!
Hope you've enjoyed my card today - there's still an awesome clearance sale going on at CAS-ual Fridays - lots of stamp sets for just $7.77 each!   And if you use my code, KIMBERLY2017 at checkout, you'll save an extra 15%!   Super awesome, right?!   

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Mandala Wishes

Hi friends!   You can find me over on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink. blog today with a fun and colorful card featuring supplies from Concord & 9th, Sunny Studio Stamps & Altenew!   Head over and check it out!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Newton's Nook Designs 4th Anniversary Blog Hop!

Hello friends!    I am so excited to be a part of the Newton's Nook Designs' 4 Year Celebration Blog Hop!    What a fantastic July release, right?!  I chose to work with the adorable Toucan Party stamp set and the Tropical Leaves stencil.   I am really excited to see NND adding stencils to their product line! Woo-hoo!

I found a toucan image online, and tried my best to color these little guys authentically - but there are so many fun color variations you could do - I can't wait to color more!   I fussy cut the image out and set it aside while I worked on the background.

I used the Tropical Leaves stencil for my background - I mixed several colors of Distress Ink into some translucent embossing paste.   I love the color variation within the leaves!   I happened to have the perfect color of cardstock to coordinate with the background, so I layered it over the top of the stenciled background and die cut a frame (from MFT) to serve as a spot for the toucans to "perch"!   I stamped the fun sentiment onto a piece of blue cardstock, added some clouds with white pigment ink, and then adhered the toucans at the top using an Action Wobble fun!  

There's a great deal going on this week - a free Pawprints stencil with $75 purchase!   Be sure to check that out as well!


Celebrate with us and enter to WIN!
To celebrate 4 years, Newton's Nook Designs is giving away a $25 store credit to spend in their online shop to 4 lucky winners!

Here's how to win:
Comment on the NND Design Team and Special Guests' blogs (see list below)!   The winner will be chosen at random from the collective blog hop 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 Sunday, July 16th at 9 p.m. CDT to comment.   Winners will be announced on NND blog post on Monday, July 17 and will need to contact us to claim their prize, so make sure you check back to see if you've won!

Special Guests:

Newton's Nook Design Team:

Monday, July 3, 2017

A Blog Named Hero July Challenge - Florals with Winnie & Walter!

It's time for a new challenge over at A Blog Named Hero!   Many of you are going to be thrilled with this month's theme - Florals!!    Our fabulous collaboration partner this month is Winnie & Walter - one of my longtime favorite stamp companies!   Between Winnie & Walter and Hero Arts, there are a ton of gorgeous floral stamps - the only difficulty is deciding where to start - ha ha!

I began by stamping and heat embossing the Bed of Roses stamp from Winnie & Walter onto a piece of vellum.   I heat embossed using a gorgeous glitter embossing powder from WOW!   

I decided to try something different - using colored pencils on vellum.   I've done this before with Copics, and while pretty, I always see the streaks.   I felt that I got better blending with the colored pencils - I'll be doing this again!  I colored on the back side of the vellum piece for a more "stained glass" effect.

Because the floral piece takes center stage, I opted for a simple sentiment from Hero Arts' Color Layering Flamingo stamp set and heat embossed in white.  

To preserve the stained glass look, I cut a rectangle from my card base and adhered the vellum on top.   To cover the adhesive, I added a piece of white cardstock with the window cut out as well.

Be sure to check out our challenge, and link up your entry!   Can't wait to see what you create!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Guesting with Pink & Main!

I'm guesting today over on the Pink & Main blog today!  Be sure to head over and check it out!