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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

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

You & Me Love Themed Cards

Comment on this blog post to be entered into a prize drawing for the You & Me stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy! Deadline to enter the drawing is February 27! The winner will be announced on February 28!

Greetings, crafty friends! I'm a bit behind schedule with sharing my Valentine's Day cards, creating for my kiddos and hubby, but any day is a good day to share a love-themed card, right?

One of the other highlights of these cards, and is something I talk about in today's video, is how to effectively showcase smaller stamped images. It seems like a small image in a stamp set can sometimes create a design challenge. How do you use a small image on a large card space? Today's three cards demonstrates a similar techniques - create visual interest in the background and give your small image a "home" - but here are a few other ideas to consider:

1) Create a smaller card, a 3" x 3" or 4" x 4"
2) Use a neutral ink to repeatably stamp your small image over a piece of cardstock, creating your own designer paper
3) Create "windows" in your card and have your small images peek out from behind the windows.
4) Pop up small images on tiny tags, positioned on a card base
5) Create a spotlight by stamping the image multiple times in a neutral color, but only color one of the images.

These are just a few ideas for you to try! Below are close up photos of today's cards, a supply list, and my technique video. Enjoy and happy crafting!

I created my own note pad paper for the background of this card, complete with typed notes! The small PB&J image is highlighted on the white circle. A few sequins and the sentiment on black cardstock finishes the card.

The coffee cup and donut find a home on a small die cut tag. The addition of glossy accents on the donut creates a glazed effect. All I needed to do was add some stamping on the card base.

The use of an embossing folder created a eye-catching base to my card. The bold embossed letters is a great contrast to the pale blue on the vellum circle, and helps to dress up this clean and simple card. The circle under the vellum received repeated stamping of the You & Me stamp, adding more design to this simple card.

Supplies: -You & Me Stamp Set - -Neenah Solar White Cardstock - -Copic Markers - -Distress Oxide Inks - -Potting Soil Archival Ink - -Kraft Cardstock - -Tiny Tags Die - -Indigo Blu Ink Splats Stamp Set - -Blending Tool -

Friday, February 9, 2018

Distress Oxide Bible Journaling

Hello friends! OK...I'm trying to use another medium besides Distress Oxide Inks, but it's tough...I LOVE them! Today's project features more Distress Oxide techniques along with the brand new Printables from Sweet 'n Sassy. I am giddy over the printables...they are amazing! Pre-colored images that you download and print. Add a little adhesive and they're ready to use in art or Bible journals. There's even a short study included with your purchase! And it's only $7.99! Fun stuff!

I have a short video for you today that showcases the new products as well as a quick and easy way to add color to your Bible pages. Hint - Distress Oxide Inks! They work great on the thin paper, no bleed through and amazingly soft coverage. Give it a try! You can click on the image below to check out the product in the SNSS store. Happy crafting!

Supplies: -Creative Worship Bible - -Distress Oxide Inks - -Tall Grass Stamp Set - -What a Savior Stamp Set - -Blending Tool - -Love One Another Printables -

Friday, February 2, 2018

Distress Oxide Backgrounds Featuring Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Greetings friends! Welcome to the newest release from Sweet 'n Sassy! This month we have release six new stamps sets and some brand new printables (these are SO cool!). (I'll be sharing my printable project next week!) 

My cards feature the new What a Savior stamp set, which includes eight sentiments, four of them jumbo sized, and five floral images. You can see the full set of stamps below. 
This week's video and project features three tri-fold cards, each showcasing a Distress Oxide technique. On each of my cards, I'll demonstrate three different quick and easy ways to add Distress Oxide ink to card fronts. I'll also show you how to create an easy frame utilizing simple shaped dies. Be sure to watch the video below for the step-by-step instructions, and if interested in products click on the links below the supplies title. Enjoy and happy crafting!