Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Stray Ducklings October Blog Waddle

Welcome to the Stray Ducklings October 2018 Blog Waddle.  We are showcasing Fall/Thanksgiving projects this month.

You may be starting the Blog Waddle here or you may have arrived here from Nancy Legate.  Either way, you’ve come to the right place!  Once you've completed your visit with me, you’ll find the full line-up below to help you “waddle,” along from duckling to duckling.

   One of our fellow ducklings, Josie Wicklund, made this type of card for a recent swap we attended. I just changed the colors to a Fall theme. Cute and simple! 

Flip it over, put the sentiment on the back and you've got a beautiful card that was easy to make. Gotta like that!

Now, on with the Blog Waddle. Next in line is Sheryl Diemer I can't wait to see the wonderful card she'll share with us! 

Embellishments: Pearls

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Copper Christmas Challenge Card

Good morning friends!
I have a fun fold card for you today showcasing many of the beautiful items in the new Holiday Catalog.
Just look at all that bling. If you're like me, the shinier the better. I'm definitely a bling & sparkle kind of girl! I was inspired to make this card by 2 cards I saw at a recent stamping event in Champaign. 
I used the Christmas Tree branch die cuts from the Staircase Thinlet Dies to make the wreath. 
Check out that awesome Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible ribbon! 
The Joyous Noel Shimmer paper adds the perfect touch to the beautiful Joyous Noel DSP
It folds flat for mailing in a regular A2 envelope. 
What a great fold to really show off both the inside and outside of your card!

I know I've been MIA. It's prime riding season here in the Midwest. I've been prepping my horses for our annual Missouri trip. We leave tomorrow for 10 glorious days in the Ozarks. 

I'll probably be very hit and miss through October. 
I hope you all have a wonderful rest of September and first week of October. I'll catch ya on the flip side. 

Cardstock: Shaded Spruce & Whisper White
DSP: Joyous Noel, Copper Foil & Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper
Bundle: Merry Christmas to All & Staircase Thinlet Dies
Embossing Folder: Tufted
Embellishments: Merry Merlot & Copper Reversible ribbon, Linen thread, Galvanized buttons, Striped Burlap trim

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Quick, Easy & Cute fun fold card -Signs of Santa Bundle

Hello Stampers! Happy Wednesday!
Today's card is so much fun! I participated in a swap last month. We had to make 30 cards - 20 completed and 10 kits. 
I did half in Poppy Parade 
And the other half in Garden Green
The star of the show, however, was the cute Signs of Santa bundle. As you can see, I let the Santa's Workshop DSP (designer series paper) do the work for me. It made it so easy! The funnest part was deciding which DSP to put with which cardstock then picking out the character that best matched for the belly band. The die cuts in the bundle made it so easy!

Cute li'l buggers, ain't they? 😉
I added 2 Epoxy Droplets to the belly band and Viola!finished fun-fold card!
Super easy and fun!

Embellishments: Epoxy droplets

Monday, September 10, 2018

His Light for the Stray Ducklings Blog Waddle

Welcome to the September edition of the Stray Ducklings Blog Waddle. We are a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from North Central Illinois who share our passion for stamping. This month we are creating projects from the new Holiday Catalog. I am featuring the His Light stamp set. I was inspired by the sample in the catalog on page 26.

To make the sentiment panel, I started by filling a Stampin' Spritzer 2/3 with alcohol. I added a few drops of Frost White Shimmer Paint and Night of Navy reinker. I shook it well and sprayed the Whisper White cardstock with it. The picture does not do it justice. It's gorgeous! 

Then I put the REJOICE stamp on my Stamparatus and inked it up using Balmy Blue, Pacific Point & Night of Navy inks with a sponge dauber.

To get the background image I used the evergreen from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set and stamped it sideways. Then I placed the sentiment panel over the top to create the look of a pine bough. 

 I also used it on the edge of the inside and the envelope. Cool eh? It's always fun to use a stamp differently :)

 And that's it for my project. Our next waddler is the talented Debbie Kramer

In case you get lost along the way, here's a list of our blog waddle participants: 


  Kim Baker <---You are here 

Thank you for checking in today :) 

MISC: Stampin' Spritzer, Glimmer Paint, Stamparatus

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Scrapbook Pages

I stepped out of my comfort zone and made my first scrapbook pages today since joining Stampin' Up! almost 4 years ago. 

Our awesome DSP makes it so easy! 

So fun! 

Now to find some pictures to fill it! Maybe our pictures from Vacation Stamping School this weekend...

Contest Card Dashing Deer

Hello Stampers!
I'm making this post quickly today as I have a project that needs to be completed before bedtime tonight, but I just HAD to share this card 😉

This is what you have to look forward to in the new catalog! 
These elegant deer are part of the Dashing Deer Bundle and those beautiful snowflakes are from the Beautiful Blizzard bundle. All the snowflakes are die cut at one time with this new kind of all-in-one die set! These will be available in the Holiday Catalog starting September 5th!

And see that funky background? It was made by "pouncing" a wadded up piece of Saran Wrap on the cardstock after dipping it in Balmy Blue ink!

Cool huh?! 

Gotta run, but I hope you love this card as much as I do. 
If you don't have a demonstrator, I'd love to help you out with the supplies you need. 
Please contact me at

~Happy Stamping!~

Monday, August 13, 2018

Color Your Season Christmas Offset Impossible Card

 Good morning Happy Stampers!
Today I have another Offset Impossible Card. This time it's Christmas themed. 🎄

I had to offset the fold line and snip two small sections of the card to make the display area big enough for the Color Your Season diecut opening.

I love the cool look you get when you stretch the copper trim over the opening. I colored the Gold Metallic-Edged ribbon & the rhinestone with my Stampin' Blends marker to make it blue.
I heat embossed the bell and added Wink of Stella to it. 

Only 18 more days or while supplies last to get your Blended Seasons Bundle. 

CardstockGarden Green & Real Red
DSPUnder the Mistletoe
BundleBlended Seasons
InkMemento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: Metallic-Edged Ribbon, Rhinestones &  Wink of Stella
ExtrasStamparatus, Clear embossing powder