Friday, January 26, 2018

Two Designers, One Stamp Set With CAS-ual Fridays!

Hi friends!   Today we're doing something super fun on the CAS-ual Fridays blog!  Michele had the awesome idea for each of the Girl Fridays to pick a crafty friend and a stamp set and see what we each come up with!   I chose Coralynn Murray, one of my A Blog Named Hero teammates for this challenge because I adore her stepped-up clean & simple style!   

We chose to work with the Shenanigans stamp set and directions to use rainbow colors & sequins.  So without further ado - here are my two cards!

First up, a simple card that lets that awesome large sentiment steal the show!   I stamped the sentiment onto patterned paper and added some sequins and star confetti.   I added the panel to a piece of rainbow striped cardstock - it's so bright and cheery!

My next card also lets the sentiment shine, but here I've added some additional stamping with the Modern Petals stamp set.   The rainbow colors are some striped patterned paper strips I found in my paper scraps.   It's always nice to use up those little pieces, am I right?!  

I added some clear sequins to the background for some sparkle!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to stop by Coralynn's blog to see the cards she has created with the super fun Shenanigans stamp set.   If you are interested in the stamp set we've used, head over to CAS-ual Fridays and use the coupon code KIMBERLYSENTME to save 15% (this code is good on EVERYTHING in the store)!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Love Ya - 'Nuff Said!

Hello there!   Happy Monday morning to you!   I've got some CAS-ual Fridays goodness to share  featuring several of the newest CFS stamp sets as well as an older (and much loved) Fri-Die. 
I started by stamping the new Heart to Heart background with several shades of Catherine Pooler inks (Aquatini, Daydream, Royal Treatment & Flirty Fuchsia)  Next I used a paintbrush to add color to the center of the hearts with a little ink mixed with water.   I adhered it on an angle and added the 'Love Ya' die and the 'Nuff Said sentiment from Coffee Talk.  A few gems from Little Things from Lucy's Cards finished this off!

Thanks for stopping by today!   Just a reminder - if you do any shopping over in the CFS store, use the code KIMBERLYSENTME to save 15% on your entire purchase!!

Have a fantastic week!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Lil' Inker Designs January Release - Day 3

Good morning, crafty friends!   Today's the last day of the Lil' Inker Designs January blog hop - I've got two more fun cards to share with you today!

First up is a card using the awesome Galentine's Day stamp set - this set is PERFECT for sending cards to your besties!   The sentiments are hilarious! 

I just had to work with the Thunderbird and the Thelma & Louise sentiment - too funny!   I colored the car with Copics and fussy cut it out.   I adhered it to the card (which uses the awesome new Quilted Stitched XOXO and Forever Heart Layer II) with an Action Wobble!   I made sure the car looked like it was flying (over the Grand Canyon of course).   To add to the scene I handcut a few clouds and tucked them behind the car!

This next card was born from a card fail, lol!   I had colored the Love & Honey floral heart with colored pencils and accidently mis-cut when I ran it through my die cutting machine.   It was so pretty, and I just couldn't bear to throw it away, so I used the Love is Love die and cut the letters from the heart.   It reminds me of cloissone!   So pretty!

I used the Forever Heart Layer I and Forever Heart Layer II die for this - I cut it several times, offsetting it just a bit.   Such a cool look!   The script word (included in the Layer I set) was also cut twice and offset - I love the layered look.

So that's it for now - are you just loving this release like I am?!   Remember, you have the chance to win it ALL, by leaving comments along the 3-day hop.   The more you comment, the more chances you have to win!
Thanks for hopping along with us this week - your next stop is Lisa's  blog!  

           Kimberly Rendino (you are here!)






Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Lil' Inker Designs January Release - Day 2

Hello again!   Welcome back for the second day of release project inspiration featuring the Lil' Inker Designs January release!    My first card today is one of my favorites from the release - it uses the brand new Love You More Than Words Script Heart Die.

I created an ink blended background using several shades of Distress Oxide inks and flicked on some water and some gesso for added interest.   I added the Script Heart die to the center of my inked panel (the stitched lines were added using the stitched rectangle dies).  I mounted this onto a card base that had been die cut with the new Quilted Stitched XOXO die - gosh how I love those quilted stitched backgrounds.....all of them!!  I added a few tiny hearts die cut from the Love is Love dies.

Next up is a card using the adorable Farm Love stamp set - these little animals are so stinkin' cute!!   I stamped the pig and his heart bouquet on one of the Wonky Square die shapes. I colored him with Copics and added some grass, Glossy Accents and google eyes!

I cut several strips of dotted paper in Valentine's Day colors and adhered them to the right side of my card.   I had planned to add the Wonky Square over top, but I felt it needed a border.   A quick tip I discovered when you don't want to add more paper (or a layer as wide as the next size die in the set) is to run a Copic marker along the edges - voila!   Instant  colored "layer"!

The sentiments in this set crack me up - I can't wait to play more with this set!!! 

That's all from me for today, but my fellow DT members  have lots more to share with you!   Remember to leave comments at all of the blogs for a chance to win the ENTIRE January release!   I've got more to share with you tomorrow, so be sure to stop back!  Until then..... :)

Laura Pryor/LID
           Kimberly Rendino (you are here!)
Lisa Henke





Monday, January 8, 2018

Lil' Inker Designs January Release - Day 1

Good Monday morning to you!    Today marks the start of the new January release from Lil' Inker Designs - and let me tell's AH-mazing!!!   First up a card featuring the brand new stamp set, Love & Honey (along with the matching die).

I stamped that gorgeous floral heart on silver shimmer paper and colored it in with Copics.   I used the coordinating die to cut it out and adhered it with foam tape to the background panel (featuring Quilted Stitched So Knotty - which is available FREE with a $75 purchase through the end of the month!!!)  The sentiment is from an older LID set, Filled Heart.

Next up is a card using a really cool new die called Forever Heart, Layer II.   There is also a Layer I, which works as a companion if you wish!   I'll be sharing more projects with both layers throughout the week!

This die has an awesome stitched edge, but because I wanted a colored border for this card, I trimmed the stitched edges off.   I masked off the background area and stamped several of the 'Love' words included in the new stamp set Love is Love within the stitched heart.   I love how this turned out!  

When I had the stamping finished, I sprayed the entire piece with sparkle spray from Therm-O-Web and added a sentiment from an older set, Clean Lines: For the Guys.
Want to win the ENTIRE January release?!?  Of course you do, lol!    Be sure to leave comments on all of the DT blogs over the next few days - the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!   Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Lisa Henke!  

           Kimberly Rendino (you are here!)




Friday, January 5, 2018

CAS-ual Fridays January Release - Day 6

Good morning!   We've reached the last day of reveals for the January CAS-ual Fridays release!   So much good stuff, right!?   Today is no exception, as we're showing off the adorable new background stamp, Heart to Heart!   
I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this stamp set from the moment I laid eyes on it!   I was excited to bring out my Perfect Pearls to create a pretty, glowing metallic Valentine's Day card!

I stamped the image on the top and bottom of a piece of black cardstock with Versamark ink, and added several shades of pink and purple Perfect Pearls.   I heat embossed the sentiment, from Puffy Heart Love, in white.

That's all for now!    Be sure to use the coupon code KIMBERLYSENTME if you decide to do any shopping over at CAS-ual Fridays!   You'll save 15% on your total purchase (including new/clearance items)!!   

Thursday, January 4, 2018

CAS-ual Fridays January Release - Day 5

Good morning, crafty friends!   We're already on to day five of reveals for CAS-ual Fridays' awesome January release!!   Today's set, called Peace & Comfort, is a beautiful set to let someone know you are thinking of them.

 I stamped the sketchy flowers with an orangey yellow ink and added the detail layer with orange.   It's a little bold, but I think it works!    I added the leaves, and some yellow dots (I inked the end of a pencil eraser) to fill up the space.

To complete the card, I heat embossed the large sentiment over the top of the flowers.

One more day of DT inspiration is coming at you tomorrow, so be sure to check that out!   See you soon!

Winner Announcement!

Thanks so much to everyone who commented on my winnie & walter  Leading Lady posts during the month of December!   As promised, a winner has been drawn for the $30 gift card code to winnie & walter, generously provided by Shay.....

The winner was the 21st comment from the second post of the month....


A big congrats to Trina P.!   Trina, I've sent you an email with details on how to claim your prize!