Saturday, November 3, 2018

Concord & 9th Turn About Stamp Class - Butterfly Reflections

I'm excited to announce that I'm teaching another card class at Butterfly Reflections in Kingston, NH. All of the details are below...hope you can join us!

Date: Thursday, November 15
Time: 7-9 pm
Register by: Tuesday, November 13

Join me for an instructive class focused on the Concord & 9th’s Turnabout Stamp line. These versatile background stamps allow you to make beautiful multi-colored backgrounds with the use of only one stamp! During the class, I will demonstrate how to use these unique stamps and then walk you through the creation of four card backgrounds using a variety of products and techniques. If you own Turnabout Stamps, bring them along and learn how to use them in a new, fun, and interesting ways.

Supplies Needed for Class:
  • Stamp positioner - must be full size Misti or mini Tim Holtz stamping platform
  • Adhesive - glue, tape gun, and/or foam tape
  • Heat gun (very important)
  • Basic Toolkit - Non-stick craft sheet, scissors, baby wipes, paper cutter, bone folder
  • Turnabout Stamps - If you have them....the more, the merrier!

Monday, July 23, 2018

Watercolor Techniques Class - Butterfly Reflections Ink

Hello long lost crafty friends! Wow...I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted on my blog. To say that life has been busy is an understatement! Spring is the busiest time of the work year for me and I have literally just finally resurfaced after a crazy few months. And I'm excited to share that I'm resurfacing with the announcement of a class that I'll be teaching at a new store in Kingston, NH. The store is named Butterfly Reflections (they're also online) and Vanessa (the store owner) just opened a few months ago. She has a darling space pack full of stamps, dies, inks, papers, and everything in between!

Pictures of the cards we'll be creating in the Watercolor Technique Class can be seen here and a description of the class is below:

Watercolor Techniques
August 9, 2018
7-9 pm
Cost: $25

Join me for a card class featuring Distress Oxide Inks, Zig Clean Color Brush Markers, and stamps and dies from Altenew and Concord & 9th. During class we’ll explore several watercolor techniques, such as creating backgrounds with the smoosh technique and no line watercoloring. Kim will also demonstrate how you can use Distress Oxide Inks to quickly and easily add color to outline images and using a water and brush to establish beautiful shading. We’ll also explore using Zig Clean Color Brush Markers to easily add a watercolor look to your stamped images.

The stamps and dies needed for the class will be provided for you. Please bring the following: (You can contact the store to purchase items, if necessary) The instructor will be bringing supplies to share:
  • Non-stick craft sheet
  • Small round brush, thin waterbrush (brush with water in barrel), vessel to hold water
  • Liquid glue or another strong adhesive
  •  Foam tape
  • Heat tool
  • Baby wipes and/or paper towels
  • We will be using Copic markers on one card so if you have the markers, feel free to bring along a purple, teal, olive green, yellow, and pink shade. 

Hope to see you at class!

Monday, April 16, 2018

So Matcha Set from Ellen Hutson

**Correction from video** The sentiments stamped on the red card stock are from the Wasabi set, not the Good Fortune set.
Hello crafty friends! I'm excited to be back with a new project featuring stamps and dies designed by Julie Ebersole and sold by Ellen Hutson. I first saw these stamps in March while watching a Jennifer McQuire video (thanks for the enabling, Jennifer! LOL!). I finished the video and promptly purchased every stamp and die set as part of this release!

Julie was inspired to create these stamps and dies after spending a month in Japan, and not only am I a huge sushi fan, but I am also partial to the Asian culture, food, and people. My oldest is planning on taking Japanese in high school, I have a friend who lived for many years in Taiwan, one who spent many months in Hong Kong and studied Mandarin (I even know a few words!), one who lives in China right now, a friend who minored in Chinese in college, and another friend who adopted two sweet babies from China! Really, there was no way I couldn't buy all of these was my duty! **giggle**

I have a video for you that walks you through the production of each card and the tag as well as demonstrate how I created the faux wood wall that served as a background for my three cards. Links to the supplies I used are below the video. Enjoy and happy crafting!


Saturday, March 24, 2018

Distress Emboss Resist - Take Two

Hello strangers! My apologizes for the long spacing in between posts. My job has been in overdrive for the past few weeks and having time to craft has been a challenge. This is a project I actually created almost a month ago! It's taken me that long to have some time to upload the video and get a blog post written. Goodness...mama needs her life back! LOL!

Today's project features new products from Sweet 'n Sassy (and one older set), which were released earlier this month. The new stamp sets are the alphabet set you see in the background along with the "bring Him glory" stamp shown next to my photo. Those darling bees are from an older set. My video below will take you through all of the steps I took to create this page. This was a super easy project, using my favorite emboss resist technique. You could use this same technique with any stamps you have in your stash. Enjoy!

PS - I still have not heard from my last prize drawing winner so if I don't hear from Nancy Bilton in another week, I select a new winner.

-My Minds Eye (Follow Your Heart)
-Distress Oxide Inks
-Bring Him Glory
-Sweet as Honey
-Skinny Minnie Alpha
-Detail Blending Tool
-Mat Minis (Words)
-Hickory Smoke Distress Ink
-Enamel Accents

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

We Have a Winner!

Many thanks to everyone who visited over the past week and submitted comments for an opportunity to win a prize package of Wendy Vecchi and Ranger goodies! The winner has been selected and it is...Nancy Bilton! Congratulations, Nancy! Please contact me at with your address.

Blogger Nancy Bilton said...
Awesome tag and I just love all the texture and colors!!!
March 7, 2018 at 8:50 AM

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Heartfelt Thanks Tag Featuring New Wendy Vecchi Products

The drawing for the giveaway will be held on Tuesday, March 13, winner will be posted on my blog and will be notified by email!

Hello friends and welcome to today's project...a tag featuring brand spanking new products from Wendy Vecchi! During today's video I'll be showing off Wendy's new Archival Ink colors, new stamp sets and tools, adhesive, and background stamps. Lots of good stuff! I'm also holding another product giveway - photo at the end of the post - enter to win! On to more photos and the video...Enjoy and happy crafting!

The giveaway is listed below...five mini Archival Inks, two of Wendy's enamel accents, and a pack of Wendy's Mat Minis. Just leave a comment to be entered into the prize drawing!

Supplies: -New Inks (Thistle, Prickly Pear, Poppy, Peat Moss, Bluebird, Acorn) - -Open Dots - -Heartfelt Art - -Spotlight Art - -Say it with Art - -Blending Tool - -Embossing Powders - -Alcohol Ink Storage - -Perfect Card Adhesive - -Detail Blending Tool -

Friday, March 2, 2018

We have a winner!

My apologizes for the delay on announcing the prize winner from last week's drawing for the free Sweet 'n Sassy stamp set, You & Me. Without further delay...the winner is...
Iona - please contact me at with your address!!
Blogger ionabunny said...
These are beautiful. I stunning mix. Love the white embossed background and the coffee splats on kraft and that gorgeous grungy note pad paper. What fun. HUgz
February 21, 2018 at 7:50 AM