Monday, December 10, 2018

Wreath Card for the Stray Ducklings Blog Waddle

Quuuuuuuaaaaack!!!! It's time for our ducklings blog waddle! 
I made this card for a swap with my fellow ducklings AND I used it for a class card. 
Twice as nice, eh?

The Wishing You Well stamp set has been so popular this year. We just got word that it's carrying over and will not be discontinued! That bow is simply amazing! It was the only reason I ordered this set. That wreath can be used for every season as well. What a great all-around set!
See? I can't get enough of that bow! It's a "DistINKtive" stamp, meaning it creates all the different shades you see. I must admit, these have become my favorite kind of stamps. 
Isn't it awesome?

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 :) 


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Christmas Tree

Hello Stampers! 
Today I want to share this simple yet elegant card we made in class last week. 
Those who know me know it's hard for to me to create "simple." 
I have to jazz everything up. Well, I didn't have to with these and I am simply (*snicker!*) amazed at how beautiful it is! 
I honestly believe that the Gold Foil Edged Cards & Envelopes are the star of the show here. They're the ones that set this card up for an epic win. Don't you agree?

Cardstock: Old Olive & Whisper White
Stamps & Dies:  Winter Woods Bundle

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Tools, Tools & More Tools!

Happy Tuesday!!!
Here in Illinois the temp has been steadily dropping after the big blizzard on Sunday night. Some people in our area are still out of power. I was lucky enough to only be out for 4 hours. I'm so grateful to those who work out in this weather to ensure our safety and comfort. Thank you if you are one of those people. 

Anyone who has come to my classes often hears, "It's all about the tools" from me when they compliment the cards. I mean that too. I could not make the beautiful items I do without having awesome tools. Well, guess what???!!! In this last leg of the Online Extravaganza, all tools and ink are 10% off! Yep! Markers (both Stampin' Write AND the Blends), Die cuts, Punches, Embossing Folders, Clear Stamp Blocks, Sponge Brayers and Daubers, Paper Snips and INK!!! It makes my heart beat fast just thinking about it! LOL! 

Here are just a few samples of what is available at the time I created this post. This is just a sampling. There is so much more!

So skip on over to my store HERE and check it out. Quantities are limited so hurry before they run out!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Belt Card

Good Morning!  I hope you've recouped from the turkey gluttony.  I'm still working on it!
We made this card in class last month using the Share What You Love DSP and the Love What You Do stamp set.

I love fancy fold cards. Don't you?

So, what have YOU been working on lately?

Cardstock: Mint Macaron, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Whisper White

Friday, November 23, 2018

Online Extravaganza Starts NOW!

Online Extravaganza
is a little different
this year.

Almost the Whole
Stampin' Up!
Annual Catalog
is at a 10% Discount!!!

They are breaking the sale up 
over 6 days
 in THREE 48-hour periods:
With that in mind would you like a 
Hostess Code?
That way you could add
all your orders together 
from each day
or even collect orders
from your friends
so you can earn
Hostess Rewards?

If you think you will be ordering online with me more than once during the sale, or are combining orders with your friends, I can set you up a private host code to use when you order.  
This will combine your orders to earn host rewards. I'll help you finalize your freebies and an extra perk if you will be collectively be ordering $150 or more so you can earn freebies!   Email me to set that up for you at or give me a call at 815-878-1288.
There are a few exclusions

Shop HERE with me now

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!!!