Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Online Extravaganza!

Save BIG!!!!
Starting Monday December 20th 
Stampin' Up! is having an 

Save the date!
Mark your calendars so you don't miss out! 

Monday, November 13, 2017


Stampin' Up! is taking reservations for an awesome new stamping tool that is going to change the way we all stamp!

Introducing the STAMPARATUS! Now we can line up all of our images perfectly!

Check it out. If you have time to watch this, it is a wealth of information. The whole product is super cool, but I was really WOWed at the 8:28 mark!!! 😍

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
I need product details!
  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00

Here's a tutorial on how to reserve yours! 

Mark your calendars so you can reserve yours this Thursday! 
I'm super excited about this!

Questions? Feel free to contact me 😁

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thanksgiving Card

Happy Thursday everyone! 
It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is 2 short weeks away 😲

Today I'd like to share a card that a dear friend asked me to make for her. She's wonderful about supporting my habit passion for handmade items. 😁

It uses only one stamp set, which is amazing for me as I enjoy mixing & matching items. If I could have only one set from the holiday catalog, it would be this one, Painted Harvest. It's so versatile! 

And in the next pics, you can see where I stepped it up a notch. The original card is on the right. I changed up the greeting by adding "Give Thanks" from the Labels to Love stamp set. I also changed the Daffodil Delight in the wreath to Sahara Sand and added a layer of Cajun Craze cardstock to a base of Sahara Sand cardstock. It's amazing what a little change and addition of color does! 

A whole lotta stamping with the addition of a little bow, and you've got yourself a quick & easy Thanksgiving card. 

Easy Peasy!

We're in the home stretch toward the weekend. I hope your day is marvelous!

Stamp set: Painted Harvest
Accessories: Copper Trim

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

You Move Me

It's class day here at Kim's Kreative Korner!

Oh how I love class day! I get to share what I love with beautiful, talented ladies! The saying is so true, "Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life!" 
That's the phase of life I'm in right now and I'm so grateful!

Anyhow....onto today's card. I used the fun You Move Me Bundle. Before you judge it, you must see the very short video clip at the end here. 

Viola! It flutters!!! Cool huh?

That's it for today. I'm off to prep for class. If you're in North Central Illinois and would like to join us, we'd love to have you. 


Happy Stamping!

Ink: Fresh Fig

Monday, November 6, 2017

Apple Cider Card

Welcome to a new week. 
Happy Monday, right???!! 
I can just hear the grumbling out there 😉

Well, if nothing else, I have a very cute & fun card to share with you on this cold Monday in Illinois. 
This is the final card from my November class. 
Shake-able Apple Cider anyone? 
Isn't it cute?!

The girls had fun with this one 😁

All supplies are listed below. I hope you make some time this week to stamp your heart out! 

Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red
Designer Series Paper: Painted Autumn
Stamps: Merry Cafe
Ink: Old Olive
Embossing Folder: Pinewood Planks
Punch: Tree Builder

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The New Stampin' Blends Are Available!


It's a new month and Stampin' Up! has release a new product - Stampin' Blends alcohol markers!

What's so big about alcohol markers? They blend for the perfect shades throughout your projects, making your coloring look more realistic than ever!

Stampin' Up! has even developed a stamp set to help you practice & a project kit so you can make your own creations! Check it out!

And here's a quick one-minute video if you'd like to see them in action

The markers are sold individually, in combo packs or you can buy the entire set including ivory, bronze & the color lifter.

Alcohol Markers are an investment, but if you love the relaxation of coloring, these Stampin' Blends are worth it. 

AND if you'd like to get them cheaper, you can join my team and pay just $99 for the ENTIRE set! 
A $121.50 value for just $99 with FREE shipping! 
Pretty cool, eh?! 

Join my team HERE

Click HERE to order your Stampin' Blends today! 

That's it for now. I think I'm gonna go color! 😉


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Last Day for the Free Stamp Set & DSP promos!

Happy Halloween!

Today is the last day to earn a FREE Merry Patterns stamp set and it's the last day for the Buy 3 Get One Free Designer Series Paper Promo. 

I love this Merry Patterns stamp set! It makes it easy to just whip together a card. I think I did this in 20 minutes last night and I just love the result!  It wouldn't take any time to make several Christmas cards. 🎄

Here is the entire set

And a video so you can see it in action: 

To help meet the minimum for the FREE stamp set, you can take advantage of our Designer Series Paper sale!

Buy 3, Get 1 FREE! 

You can see all available styles HERE

Don't delay, shop in my ONLINE STORE today! 


Monday, October 30, 2017

Halloween Card

Bubble Bubble Toil & Trouble! 
It's time for all the ghosts & goblins to come out. 
If you're like me, you love seeing all the cute li'l ones in their costumes. Living in the country doesn't warrant itself any trick or treaters though so I have to live vicariously through all of my friend's pictures on Facebook. 

...Or....I can make Halloween cards. 
Yep, that's just what I do. I'm not into the ghoulish, scary part of Halloween, but I do love the fun, happy stuff. Like this card for instance. It's another project we did at the team building a few weeks ago. 

I combined two fun stamp sets to make this card - Spooky Cat and Merry Cafe. Couple that with some fun Spooky Night designer series paper (DSP) and viola! cute Halloween card. 

Those mice are so fun to stamp (kinda like bats). I know they're not fun in real life, but for some reason, I get a kick out of stamping them (okay, so I'm not right! 😜)

Aaaaanyhow, I hope you have a marvelous Halloween tomorrow and you all get to see some cute kiddos. Supply list is posted below. 

Happy Stamping! 

Designer Series Paper: Spooky Night

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Treat Bags

Howdy! Happy Sunday! I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. I got to spend a little time with my Stray Ducklings sisters yesterday in preparation for our big Stamp Fair next weekend. 
I'm super stoked about that! Anytime we can get together is guaranteed to be great! 
Would you like to join us? Do you live within driving distance to Peoria, IL? Email me or call me if you do! 

Now, onto today's project...treat bags! Aren't they cute?! We made them at a team building I did a few weeks ago. They WERE filled with a yummy candy corn & peanut mix. Gee, I just don't know what happened to it though. 😲

Somehow, some way, I think it jumped into my belly! Sugar is my Kryptonite. 😏
*sigh* 'tis true...

Aaaaanyhow......these little bags are so easy to whip together with the Treat Bag Thinlits Die, your Big Shot & any Designer Series Paper you have on hand! 

Aaaand, they're easy to refill when you lose restraint and eat the contents (but I wouldn't know anything about that!)  😉

Soooo, that's it for me on this brisk Sunday in Illinois. All supplies are listed & linked below. I hope to be back tomorrow with one more Halloween card. Until then, 


Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie
Stamps: Spooky Cat
Designer Series Paper: Spooky Night 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Class Halloween Card

Welcome to the weekend!!!

It's another cold, blustery day here in Illinois. I'm hearing stories from just South of us that they're seeing snow flurries 😯

I'm not ready for that yet. I still don't have my horse trailer camper winterized. I think my camping days are over for the year. Thankfully, I've got crafting to keep me busy through the cold months ahead. 😉

We made today's card in Stamp Class on Tuesday. I have to say, even tho' I'm biased, I LOVE this card! I'm not always happy with my creations, but this is one of those that I look at and think, "Perfect! I wouldn't change a thing!" I love it when cards come together like that. 

To be completely honest, I bought the Pick a Pumpkin Bundle simply for that pumpkin die cut. I LOVE it. And, as long as I was going to buy it, I might as well, get 10% off by buying the bundle, right???!!! Who doesn't love a bargain?

I hope you've enjoyed today's card share and I hope you get to spend time in your happy place today! 
All supplies for today's card are listed below. 



Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie
Designer Series Paper: Wood Textures
Stamps: Merry Cafe
Punch: Spooky Cat

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Stamp Class

Happy Wednesday!

Last night I held my monthly Stamp Class. I am blessed to share my love of creativity with some amazing women!

Diligently working: 

Unfortunately I'm a poor photographer during classes. I'm always missing people, so I sincerely apologize for not getting pics of the others that were there. 

Buster was busy being our mascot and watching the door for more participants to greet. 

Here is one of the projects we made. 

Test tube treat holders 🎃

We made the one on the right last night. The one on the left was made at the team building event I did in September. Aren't they cute?! You wouldn't believe how easy-peasy they are to do! 

Designer Series Paper: Spooky Night

I think we pooped Kalli out yesterday. This is how I found her this morning. LOL! 

That's it for today. I hope to be back tomorrow to share another one of our projects from class. 
If you live close to the North Central Illinois area and would like to join us for class, please contact me for details at


Monday, October 23, 2017

Graveyard Gate

Happy Monday! 
It's another good day to be inside. The weather is still cold and dreary here in Illinois. I'm grateful for my warm, dry home. 🏡

Today I'd like to share a card I CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) from the Catty using our Graveyard Gate Bundle

I opted to cut the gate in half using our Stampin' Trimmer
Cool huh? 
I am really excited about this gate. I can totally see it in a couple different type of cards. I sure hope Stampin' Up! keeps it around for a bit. 

I've gone batty! I love stamping the little bats. It never fails, every year at Halloween, I get a kick out of the bats. I can't explain it. I just do. There's something fun about them 🎃 👻

I hope you have a wonderful day! 
See ya soon! 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

October's Paper Pumpkin Kit

Good morning :) 
I hope you all are having a marvelous weekend. It's rainy today in North Central Illinois, so it's a good day to spend in the craft room! 

Therefore I wanted to share some good news with all of you!

In light of the HUGE response to this month's Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up! is making more full kits available starting tomorrow-while supplies last. If you haven't signed up and you are interested in these cool shaker Christmas cards, you can sign up and buy them tomorrow. If you're a current subscriber and want more, you can order them tomorrow too, but act fast, I'm betting SU will sell out of them quickly!

You can see them in action in this quick 2-minute video: 

Get a jump on your Christmas cards today! And, if you live close to North Central Illinois, our Paper Pumpkin Patch Peeps are getting together this Thursday (the 26th). We'd love to have you join us!

Email me for details at

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Vacation & Crafts

I am just returning from my awesome annual trail riding vacation in Eminence, Missouri. This year was extra special....Hubby & I got to swim our own personal horses!!!! It was the absolute highlight of the trip for me! I've swam on other horses before but never my own. 

I absolutely love Eminence, MO. The water is so clear. 

And to top off my vacation, I spent about 2 hours per day sitting under a tent selling my crafts. I earned my campground entrance fees back! How cool is that? Here are a couple of the blocks I sold. 

My set up

My hats went over like hotcakes - especially the cross ones! I will have to make more of those for next year 😉

Well, that's all for today. I'm still trying to catch up on my emails from being gone and having no internet time last week. 


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Stray Ducklings September Blog Hop

It's time for our monthly blog hop with the Stray Ducklings :)
Whether you're starting with my blog or you're joining me from Sheryl D 's blog, welcome & thank you for taking the time to waddle along with us.

This month we're focusing on the new holiday catalog - in particular, Christmas Cards.

I chose to showcase the  Brightly Lit Bundle 

I used Emerald Envy Cardstock as my base. I layered it with Basic Black I stamped a panel of Whisper White then embossed it with the Softly Falling folder then added a piece of silver foil sheet and some Christmas Around the World designer series paper. I love that plaid design. It's so versatile!!! 

The finishing touch is the silver Mini Tinsel Trim. Isn't it cute?! I can see me using that often in the near future.

Of course I had to decorate the inside as well :)

Thank you for waddling with us.  Our next participant is the talented Lori H. Waddle on over to see her crafty creation.

Here's the list of all of our participants:

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. If you need product and don't have a demonstrator, I'd love to help you out.

Until next time
Happy Stamping!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Team Building Workshop

YAY! It's Friday! Bring on the weekend!

Yesterday I had the pleasure of doing a team building workshop with some pretty awesome people! I drove to the Quad Cities (my hometown) to share what I love with all of them. It was requested that I do 4 projects- and only one of them was a card. I usually make cards, but these projects were so fun that I'm going to have to start expanding my horizons 😉

Look at these happy faces. 

Our first project was a Halloween banner.

 I had so much fun designing this and putting it together!

I think the girls did too! Candi took a picture of hers as she was assembling: 

And she took a pic of Michelle with her banner when she was finished. 


I have never had the pleasure of meeting such great people until I started stamping. The camaraderie, friendships and fun that I experience in this hobby are second to none. 

Stay tuned, the other 3 projects will be posted soon :) 

Products used
Stamps: Sweet Home
Designer Series Paper: Spooky Night
Punch: Spooky Cat
Die Cuts: Large Letter Framelits