Friday, November 16, 2018

LOOK what's coming!

Many of you know that I just got back from Convention in Orlando, so I wanted to share some of the awesome products that are coming in the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. 
Check these out!

And there's MORE, but I'm not allowed to share pics of items inside the catty - yet. Stay tuned for more upcoming FUN! 

Would you like to get your hands on the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs? If you don't currently have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd be happy to be yours. Please contact me today at

~Happy Stamping!~

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Corner Fold Wine Card for the Stray Ducklings Blog Waddle

What time is it???
It's Blog Waddle Time!!!
We Stray Ducklings are busy shaking our tail feathers in Orlando at Stampin' Up's 30 year celebration!
 Here we are with the CEO of Stampin' Up. From the left: Lori (aka: "Mama Duck"), Me, Sara Douglas, Kelly & Deb.

"Who are the Stray Ducklings?" You may be asking.  We're a group of Stampin' Up! demos from North Central Illinois who like to share everything Stampin' Up! related and when we get together the feathers fly because we have so much fun! We love what we do and get to share what we love with all of you. If you'd like to join us, please send me a note and we can chat. I love chatting with other crafters.
 And, since we're celebrating in Orlando, I'd like to share a virtual glass of wine with you 😁🍷
 I used the Half Full stamp set designed by Million Dollar Achiever (and my wonderful upline), Linda Bauwin. And, I got to spend a little time with Linda during this trip. Here we are :)

I love this stamp set. It's so fun to use and well, I don't know many people who don't like wine ;) 
The fold is call the "Corner Fold". I used the Fine Tip Glue to make the wine look real. Pretty cool, eh?

Here's the complete list of blog waddlers. Won't you please visit my friends and leave us all a little love? It's so encouraging to hear from others.

                                  Kim Baker   <---You Are Here

Thank you and Happy Stamping!!!


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Country Home with Chicken Wire

Happy Wednesday!
You've made it to mid-week :)
I want to share a nice autumn card with you today - Country Home meets Chicken Wire Elements.
This card was a huge success at last week's class. Not only does everyone love the Country Home stamp set, but they love the Chicken Wire element we used as a background. It really sets it off, don't you think?

We colored the images using Stampin' Blends on the front and watercolor pencils (to give a softer look) inside. Easy Peasy and coloring is so relaxing.
If you need any supplies and don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd love to help you out.
~Happy Stamping!~

Embellishments: Chicken Wire & Farmhouse Twine

Monday, October 22, 2018

Country Road

It's starting to sounds like a John Denver song in here!
♫♪ Country Road, take me home... ♪♫

Being a horse person, I just had to have this Country Road Stamp Set.
Yes, I know that's a weathervane, but it counts because it has a horse on it ;) 
I saw this card on Pinterest and just knew I had to make it - and make it in several colors. 
And since I have a lot of horse-loving friends, I've used them all already!
Of course I have to decorate the inside and the envelopes as well.

The weathervan and the sentiment were done using versamark and our copper embossing powder. I think they just make it pop, don't you?
Last weekend I was invited to a country wedding for some horse friends. Their colors were white and burlap, so the set came out again.

I just love it and know I'll get a lot more future use of it.
I hope you like it too.
Have a Happy Stampingly Day!


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