Truckin’ in for Christmas

How cute is this truck!  I’ve had the die and stamps for a few months but I didn’t have a chance to play with it until recently.  It’s so sweet that it just fits 2 little kisses in the truck bed. What a fun set to create with – I have my last craft sales next weekend, so after that, I might see what else I can create (if I don’t get too carried away with Christmas activities!) See below for the product list – contact me if you want your very own bundle!

Christmas Truck

I have to say, making this sweet little project makes me a bit excited to go get my Christmas tree – a Thanksgiving weekend tradition.  We are supposed to get slammed with a snow storm tomorrow,  so it may have to be postponed 😦 although I can stay nice and warm inside and get a start on the rest of the Christmas decorations.

And perhaps I’ll be able to post more projects if I’ll be stuck inside.

Happy Stamping everyone – and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Kelly

Product List

new website!

You may have noticed that my website was unavailable for a while.  Due to some technical issues I had to transfer to a new website host which ended up being my previous host, thus the old posts below.  Unfortunately, it means all my posts from my other site are gone 😦 and I have to pick up where I left off in 2015.  Being the technical person that I am, it took me a little while to get it all figured out – and it’s still a bit of a work in progress – but I wanted to get stuff out there ASAP.

Christmas time is such a fun time for crafting and Stampin’ Up! as always has some wonderful product and ideas.  Click on the 2019 Holiday catalog to the right or contact me and I can put one in the mail to you.  AND come back here often as I will be posting new creations and ideas.

Speaking of new ideas, Stampin’ Up! has the beautiful new – limited offer – Christmas Suite appropriately called “Christmastime”.  It’s available now until supplies last.

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Go to my website here to find out more and to place your order.  It’s so pretty and versatile!

That’s it for now – I’ll be posting lots more in the coming days now that I have this all set-up.  Happy Stamping!

Kelly

 

 

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Even though it’s been raining for the last couple of days and the weather is a little cooler, I’m still inspired by the summer flowers in my garden. The Circle of Spring stamp set (138964) was perfect for my stamping mood tonight.  I got my first-ever pack of Watercolor Paper (122959) in my big shipment last week, so using the Circle of Spring set and an Aqua Painter (103954) with Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, and Always Artichoke ink, I created the card above.  I added some dimension with Venetian Crochet Trim (134581) and Linen Thread (104199) and layered onto Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant and Always Artichoke paper. I love the outcome!

I’ll post my next creation with the Watercolor Paper in a day or two – it’s a wedding invitation for one of my daughter’s friends and it turned out beautiful! Stay tuned!

Thanks for visiting – happy stamping!

Kelly

SHINE ON!

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This card is a bit different from my normal card design. I was playing with the Star Framelits (133723) from Stampin’ Up! and designed the card above. I usually use more colors, but I just felt the star called for something golden all around!

I also used the Starburst stamp from Kinda Eclectic (135347 wood/135350 clear), Foil Sheets and gold embossing powder. The word “Shine” is from the Bright and Beautiful stamp set in the Holiday Catalog.

Thanks for visiting and Happy Stamping!

Kelly

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Blendabilities!

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“I want them all….NOW”…says the impatient side of me.  I ordered the Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Blendabilities sets just to see what the hubbub was all about. Well….I’m HOOKED! I never got into the Copic markers and missed all the fun there, but now I’m going to go deep into this Blendability thing.  I’ve got an order just waiting for me to hit the send button to order the rest of the sets.  Eeek…I’m so excited to get them!!!  I’m like a kid waiting for Christmas toys…. I’ve got visions of blended cards and craft projects dancing through my head!

Anyway, the photo above is my first attempt at playing with the markers and it’s proof how easy they are to use – the first card turned out just how I wanted it to!

I’ll be posting more cards as well as a “how to” video using the markers soon, so stay tuned!

Thanks for visiting and Happy Stamping!

Kelly

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Paper Pumpkin Party!

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These are the 4 cards and gift box I pulled together for my Paper Pumpkin Party class. Lots of white space, which for me is hard to leave alone.  But….less is more, right?

Thanks for visiting – happy stamping!

Kelly

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Anything New Swap #2

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Here’s card #2 for the organized swap I participated in at the 2014 Stampin’ Up! convention. This card didn’t come together nearly as easily as the last swap I posted. It looks nothing like how I thought it would when I first started – other than the color scheme {{sigh}} that’s so frustrating. However, I am VERY happy with the outcome. I hope my fellow swappers felt the same!

I love the new Gold Soiree DSP (#133697) used on the card pictured – it’s from the new 2014-2015 Stampin’ Up! catalog. (click link to view the catalog) I’ll be posting more samples using this DSP in the near future, so stay tuned!

Here’s the card recipe: Watercolor Thank You (#135377), Beautiful Bunch (#134282 – clear),Gold Soiree DSP (#133697), Lovely Lace Textures Impressions Embossing Folder (#133737), Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Bakers Twine (#135636), Fun Flower Punch (#133785), White Vellum (#101856), Calypso Coral paper (#122925) and Ink (#126983), Pistachio Pudding paper (#131294 ) and ink (#131171), Crisp Cantaloupe paper (#131298) and ink (#131176), Ovals Collection Framelits (#129381), Occasions Paper Piercing (#129387), Calypso Coral Stampin’ Emboss powder (#133752) and White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#109132).

Thanks for visiting and Happy Stamping!!

Kelly

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ANYTHING NEW SWAP #1

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I created this card for an organized swap at the 2014 Stampin’ Up! convention. I am REALLY enjoying the new photopolymer stamps. It took me a bit to get used to them, but the images they stamp are beautifully solid.

I imagined this card in my head at about 2:30 one morning (visions of stamps and ink were dancing in my head!) and, while I didn’t get up right away to put ink to paper, I did sketch it out. It came out very close to how I imagined it. That NEVER happens! I was so pleased…

Here’s the card recipe: Flower Patch stamp set and coordinating Framlit Dies (bundle #136788), Window Frame Collection Dies (#129021), all 2014-2016 In Color Inks and paper stock (kit #133673), Whisper White card stock (#100730), 3/8” Tangelo Twist Satin Ribbon (#133669), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246) and Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430).

Thanks for visiting – Happy Stamping!

Kelly

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