Tuesday, July 10, 2018

DistINKtive Stamping for the Stray Ducklings Blog Waddle

Welcome to our July edition of the Stray Ducklings Blog Waddle. We're glad you're here! 
Today's waddle card is the result of a creation for our recent Shoebox Swap. 

From the moment I saw those Koi in the stamp set All The Good Things. I knew I had to have it. 
They're beautiful! Notice the difference in the depth of the colors. I only used one stamp pad each on the fish and the flowers and I only stamped once. This is a new type of stamp called a distINKtive stamp. 
Isn't it cool how it adds a realistic look to the impression?
I love it!
And of course knowing me, you knew it had to be a creative fold of some sort, right? 
I used my Stamparatus on this too. I wanted everything to be perfectly placed on this card. 
Stamp once. Flip the cardstock. Reink. Stamp again. Viola! Perfect placement every time.

While this card looks time-consuming, it isn't. Try it. You'll love it :) 

Now on to our next blog waddle participant, Debbie Kramer

If you get lost along the way, here is our full list of blog waddlers.

                                       Kim Baker <----You are here :) 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th & Happy 50th Birthday Hubby!


I hope you all have fun plans with friends and/or family today. I know I do. 
It's hubby's 50th birthday! I got a bit fancy with his card. 
It needed to be really special. 
Anybody who knows my hubby knows that he is a firecracker! Being born on the 4th of July with his patriotism (he's a Navy man) & his personality was no mistake. 

 The card was definitely a labor of love. All of those letters are individual. Don't look too closely. They leave a bit to be desired. LOL! 
 What did we ever do before Cricut and Silhouette machines??? I used both to cut this one out but I think my Cameo blade needs changed. The letters are a bit rough around the edges. 

 It folds flat to fit in an envelope too! 
 I even designed a sign and had a local company put it on signboard for me. 
Of course I had to embellish it with shiny tape and streamers when I got it home. LOL! 

So, if you live close by, pop over and wish him a Happy Birthday. We have people coming over and just a fun relaxed day planned. 

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday! 

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Love What You Do

 Happy July Everyone!!!
So many things going on, but first I wanted to share a card I received from our Stray Ducklings group leader (a.k.a. "Mama Duck") Lori Helvick. You can visit her blog HERE
Isn't this card beautiful? Lori used the Love What You Do stamp set and the Delightfully Detailed laser cut paper. All links to the products are listed below under "Supplies". 

Now if I may deter you from this beauty to tell you about our HUGE promos this month. 

We are having a Buy 3/ Get 1 FREE sale on select Designer Series Paper packs. 
Shop this sale HERE

And.....the biggest news of all........
You can choose an entire "Family" of ink pads (that's 10 pads!!!) FREE just for ordering the Starter Kit this month!
There is no obligation to buy ever again.
You choose $125 worth of merchandise PLUS one family of ink pads all for $99 + tax. 
Shipping is FREE too! 
That's a $211.75 value for $99 + tax! 

After that, if you choose to order, you will receive a 20-25% discount! 
It's WIN/WIN!!! 

The most difficult part will be deciding which family to choose out of the 5!

Oh how I wish this was an option when I signed up! 
Sign up with me and order your starter kit HERE

Stamp set: Love What You Do
Specialty Paper: Delightfully Detailed

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Father's Day

Happy Saturday! 
As I type this, I'm prepping to go to an annual card-making gala with my Stray Ducklings Stampin' Up! group. I'm super excited! I love all time I get to spend with them! It should be great fun! 😀
 Today I am sharing the card I made for Dad for Father's Day. He received it yesterday so I'm not worried about ruining his surprise, LOL! This card came together very quickly. I knew from the moment I saw the Another Wonderful Year stamp set that I would center his card around the "Best Dad Ever" sentiment. The willowy stems and inside sentiment are from the Country Road stamp set - perfect for a manly card. The scrolls around the sentiment are out of the Around the Corner stamp set. I think they add a nice touch to dress up the sentiment without being overbearing. Don't you agree?
The card design is from a recent card that my Upline, Linda Bauwin, made. Quick, simple and easy to do! 

Alrighty my crafty friends, I'm off like a herd of turtles. LOL!
I hope you all enjoy your weekend. 
Catch ya on the flip side. 
Happy Stamping!

Cardstock: Gray Granite, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Gray Granite & Night of Navy
Stamps: Another Wonderful Year, Around the CornerCountry Road
DSP: Twinkle Twinkle
Embellishment: Night of Navy Baker's Twine

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Stray Ducklings New Catty Blog Waddle

Welcome to our Stray Ducklings Monthly Blog Waddle!
You may have landed here from Sheryl Deimer's blog or you may be starting here. Either way, we're glad to have you join us! 
Our theme this month was to use something from the new catalog. I chose to use the cute critters from the Animal Outing bundle. 
It's a Wiper card. See the video below. The cute giraffe pops up when you open it. :) 

I colored the animal with water color pencils. 
The sentiment was stamped on the small white label from the Share What You Love embellishment kit. 
I put a panel on the back for a greeting and used our new corner punch to decorate it. 
Isn't it cute and fun? 

Now, on with the blog waddle! 
Next in line is Sue Boerner

In case you get lost during the waddle, here's our complete list of Waddlers: 

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Abstract Impressions

While I anxiously await my order from the new catalog, I'd like to share a few videos about the new products with you. 

The top of my list included the new Abstract Impressions bundle. I just know that butterfly is going to be a big hit all year! 

I love 2 & 3-step stamping as well! It makes me feel like an artist and the possibilities are endless with all the new colors!

Click HERE to shop at my store today. 
And please don't forget - if your order is under $150 use hostess code:
Happy Stamping! 

Friday, June 1, 2018

Painted Glass Sympathy Card

Today's the day! Whoop! Whoop! At 1pm, we will be able to order from the new catalog! Can't wait!
Here is another card made from a set I was able to pre-order, Painted Glass
Isn't it beautiful?! I have to admit, I'm not much of a colorer. *gasp!*
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE to color! It brings out the kid inside. However, I usually won't make the time to color. And, when I color I prefer to heat emboss the stamped image before I do. 

Enter, pre-embossed vellum!!! Stampin' Up! solved the problem for me! Now I can pull out my 6x6 Graceful Glass designer vellum sheets and color as I see fit (maybe on the new lap desk I bought while watching TV at night with hubby?) This could seriously change my card making! 

It's quick & elegant and...

Check out all the great items in this suite!

The new catalog will be LIVE this afternoon (1pm CST for me!)

***UPDATE*** The June hostess code is
Please use this code if your order is under $150!!!

Happy Stamping!