Friday, November 17, 2017

Copy A Designer Challenge at A Blog Named Hero!

I'm over on A Blog Named Hero today with a fall version of a card CAS'd from one of our designers....head on over to find out who!!  


Friday, November 10, 2017

CFS Special Release - Sugar Plum Fairy (+ Ballerina Dies!)

Hello there!   Have I got some exciting news to share!   Due to the fantastic response you all had to the Tutu set CAS-ual Fridays released over the summer, Michele has created a fantastic holiday set featuring the sweet ballerina (this time with a snowflake tutu!!) as well as coordinating dies!    The dies work for both Tutu AND the brand new Sugar Plum Fairy sets!
I created my spinner card by first stamping a variety of the snowflakes onto a purple card base.   Next I die cut the largest tag from the Tag Buddies Fri-dies from the center of the card base.   I stamped and heat embossed the ballerina with white embossing powder on white cardstock, then used a combination of Catherine Pooler inks to blend an ombre of pinks and purples over top.   I die cut the ballerina and also another, unstamped (but inked) ballerina as well.   To create the spinner, I sandwiched a piece of clear thread between the two die cut pieces with strong adhesive and adhered this behind the die cut window.   She looks just adorable when she spins around pirouetting!


I also stamped the snowflake tree inside the card.   This is a fun way to add some depth to the card!   To finish things off, I sponged some white pigment ink around the window and added a sentiment strip along the bottom.

This stamp set as well as the Ballerina Fri-dies is available TODAY at CAS-ual Fridays!   And if you've just gotta have them, use the code KIMBERLY2017 and you'll save 15% on your entire purchase!!   

Thanks so much for stopping by!   Have a wonderful weekend!




Monday, November 6, 2017

A Blog Named Hero November Challenge

Hello and happy Monday!  I hope your week is off to a wonderful start.   Since today is the first Monday of the month, it's time to kick off the latest A Blog Named Hero challenge!   This month our collaboration partner is Neat & Tangled and the theme is 'Copy a Designer'!    How fun is that!   Just  find a previous card from one of the A Blog Named Hero designers and use it as inspiration for your creation!  I chose to CASE this card from Michelle which appeared on the blog last month - 


I loved the light stenciling and the way the little turtle was sitting on the sentiment banner....here's my take on her card!

I used the Color Layering Deer stamp set from Hero Arts and the sentiment is from Neat & Tangled's Oak Leaf stamp set. I fussy cut the doe and adhered her with foam adhesive.   Instead of stenciling the background, I stamped some snowflakes with white pigment ink for a soft look.   I added a few sequins from Neat & Tangled for sparkle!

I hope you've been inspired to CASE one of the A Blog Named Hero designers and link up a card to the challenge!   I can't wait to see what you create!!   

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Harvest Ink Blending

Hi crafty friends!   I'm stopping by today with a colorful Fall card that is super easy to make, plus is nice and flat for mailing!   Gotta love those!

I began by masking a circle on my card base.   Next, I cut some wave shapes out of some additional masking paper and fit them together, covering the circle.   I removed one piece at a time, adding color with Distress Inks.   I like how the colors blend into each other a bit, but not too much.   I stamped and heat embossed the wheat from CAS-ual Fridays' Amber Waves with gold embossing powder and stamped the sentiment (also from Amber Waves) by bending it slightly on my stamp block to get just the right curve.  I added a skinny strip of gold foil paper down the right edge of the card to give things a finished look!

I hope you've enjoyed my card today!   Just a reminder - you can always save 15% in the CAS-ual Fridays store by using my special code, KIMBERLY2017!  

Enjoy what is left of the weekend, and I'll see you again soon!


Friday, November 3, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags - CAS-ual Fridays!

Hello crafty friends!   I'm excited to be joining in the fun of Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags again this year!  Head over to Tracey's blog to find out all the ways you can participate -    pssst....there are lots of great prizes involved!  CAS-ual Fridays is today's featured guest - let me show you my tag!

I used the large Scallop Tags Fri-Die and the medium Tag Buddies Fri-Die to create my tag.  On the scalloped tag, I stamped and heat embossed the snowflakes from Snowy Sayings with clear embossing powder and added a strip of patterned paper for a pop of color.   I stamped the bird from Partridge in a Pear Tree and the branch from Casual Comfort with a very light colored ink and then colored over the top with Copic markers.  I added the snowflake to the bird with white embossing powder.   The To/From sentiment is from Heartfelt Sayings.   I added a bit of white pigment ink to the edges of both tags and layered them together with foam adhesive.   

To add a little more embellishment to the tag, I added some ribbon and a die cut snowflake from Funky Flakes Fri-Dies sewn on with a button and a bit of twine.

I hope you've enjoyed my holiday tag!   If you want to shop over at CAS-ual Fridays, use my special coupon code, KIMBERLY2017 to save 15% on EVERYTHING in the store!   Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, October 22, 2017

A Blog Named Hero - Thanks a Bushel!

Hi friends!  You can find me over on A Blog Named Hero today with an adorable card using supplies from Hero Arts & Lawn Fawn, this month's collaboration partner!   Here's a quick sneak peek! Check it out!


Saturday, October 21, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays October Release - Chanukah!

Happy Saturday!   Today is the day....the day the new release hits the CAS-ual Fridays store!   Before you go check out the new goodies over there, here is a peek at the new Chanukah stamp set!
CFS has some of the best Chanukah stamps around - and this new set is no exception!    I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and cut it out.   I punched holes in either end and strung a ribbon throughit and mounted it to my background with foam tape.   The background was created by stamping a variety of the stars from the Star of David stamp set.  

So that wraps things up!   If you want to do some shopping over at the CAS-ual Fridays store, be sure to use my special coupon code, KIMBERLY2017, to save 15% on everything - including new release and sale items!!!   

Have a fantastic weekend - thanks for stopping by!