Friday, December 2, 2016

The 12 Days of Catmas: Day 2 - Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop

Welcome again to the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop, that runs the first Friday of every month! You'll see projects from Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the world in this blog hop. My name is Kimberley and I am in the United States, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This month's topic is All Wrapped Up, and the Cat's Out of the {Petite Café} Bag for Day 2 of my 12 Days of Catmas:




There's a lot of detail work on this bag, as well as a lot of coordinating product. Now, if I lived in the UK, I'd get a box of Fortnum & Mason Chocolate Langues de Chats (Cat Tongues) to give away in this bag...I think they'd be a perfect purrfect fit! Speaking of purrfect, don't forget to check out the Year End Close Out Sale to see if you can bag some deals for yourself on soon-to-be-retired holiday products.

Stampin' Supplies: Foxy Friends stamp set, Fox Builder Punch, Perfect Pines Framelits, Petite Café Gift Bag, A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack, Labeler Alphabet stamp set, Real Red 3/4" Stitched Edge Ribbon, Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine, Emerald Envy ink pad, Real Red ink pad and card stock, Smoky Slate ink pad and card stock, Basic Black Archival ink pad, Basic Black marker, Pink Pirouette card stock, Whisper White card stock, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, White Perfect Accents (colored with Sharpies for cat's eyes), Jolly Hat Builder Punch, Mini Jingle Bells, White Craft ink (for "snow" edging and details), VersaMark ink (for kitty foot prints).

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  1. Lisa Dehaine & Jenn Charles
  2. Kimberley Anne Morris (YOU ARE HERE)
  3. Kristie Neal Walthall
  4. Christine Wrede
  5. Marieke Bart
  6. Sarah Mcdermott
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

The 12 Days of Catmas: Day 1 - December Step It Up Blog Hop


Welcome to the December 2016 Edition of the We Create Bloggers Step It Up Blog Hop! The theme is to inspire stampers with a basic design, and at least one alternate "stepped up" version of that same design. My trigeminal neuralgia is making yet another painful and disruptive visit, but I really want to stamp, and cats make me happy so I decided to stamp some of them. I mean, stamp some images of cats onto projects...not stamp some of my actual cats. My hope is to share at least one new kitty kraft each day for a dozen days, and start a new annual tradition for my blog: The 12 Days of Catmas! I've seen several versions of this cat card running around Pinterest for a few years now, and I wanted to try one for myself:


Cute idea, right?? The Triple Banner Punch makes this card super easy, because it puts the tails--or EARS, in this case--on 3 sizes of strips: 1", 1-1/2", and 2". If you're clever and careful, you can fit some smaller and in between sizes down into the punch also, but it is specifically marked for those 3 sizes. The nose/eyes image comes from the Foxy Friends stamp set, and there are actually 3 different nose/eyes images, so you can use a different one on each kitty. The whiskers are just drawn on with a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker. You could easily make a good number of these fairly quickly.

Stampin' Supplies: Labeler Alphabet stamp set, Smoky Slate card stock, Soft Sky card stock, Whisper White card stock, Basic Black Archival ink pad, Basic Black marker, Metallic Sequins Assortment, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Triple Banner Punch.


The Step It Up version adds a lot more layers and texture...tails and whiskers! I'll be honest, it was very time consuming, and I used a LOT of different tools, but (I think) the results are pawsitively stunning >^..^<

Stampin' Supplies: Labeler Alphabet stamp set, Smoky Slate card stock, Soft Sky card stock, Whisper White card stock, Pink Pirouette card stock, Silver Metallic Foil card stock, Basic Black card stock, Basic Black Archival ink pad, Stampin' Sponge, Basic Black marker, Metallic Sequins Assortment, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Boho Chic Embossing Folder, Sparkle Embossing Folder, Seaside Embossing Folder, Triple Banner Punch, Fox Builder Punch (for smallest nose), Owl Builder Punch (eyes, hearts with tops cut off for bigger noses), Sprinkles Punch (smallest black pupils, tails), 1/16" Handheld Circle Punch, Whisper White Thick Baker's Twine.

Click the pointing hand image below to hop to Julie's blog next, and see what fancy stepping she's got going on this month...


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~Kimberley Morris
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Friday, November 4, 2016

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Festive Treats

This is the third month of the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop, that runs the first Friday of every month! You'll see projects from stampers from all over the world! My name is Kimberley and I am in the United States, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This month's topic is FESTIVE, and I'm sharing my Ghirardelli Chocolate Square Treat Holder.


This is a reworked pattern, based on a holder from a tutorial I previously shared HERE. The original pattern used several items which are now retired. I'll be sharing an updated tutorial next week featuring the Classic Label Punch.

Stampin' Supplies: Candy Cane Christmas stamp set, Candy Cane Lane DSP, Crumb Cake card stock and ink, Real Red card stock and ink, Real Red 3/4" Stitched Ribbon, Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine, Candy Cane Lane Washi Tape, Classic Label Punch, Decorative Label Punch, 2" Circle Punch, 1/8" Handheld Circle Punch, 1/16" Handheld Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestones. (optional: 1/4" Handheld Circle Punch - retired but currently on Clearance Rack...SUPER handy for wide ribbon, go get it before it's gone!)

Here are some other FESTIVE samples made from the original tutorial, chock full of retired images and product, but you can see how they work throughout the year. They make adorable table favors for Thanksgiving, perfect stocking stuffers at Christmas time, and a rich treat for your favorite sweetie come Valentine's Day:







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November BLOG ROLL:
Anja Reuss www.stempelitis.de
Kristie Neal Walthall Kwcrafts.wordpress.com
Jenn Curtis Charles www.bffstampers.com
Kimberley Anne Morris (ME) www.procrastistamper.blogspot.com
Christine Wrede www.stempeltamtam.blogspot.com
Hannah Jones www.hancraftedcards.com
Angélique Stempelkeuken www.stempelkeuken.blogspot.com
Sarah McDermott www.papercraftartistry.blogspot.co.uk

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~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November Stitched Shapes Special PLUS 25% Off Select Stamps!


November 1st through 30th, pick up the Stitched Shapes Framelits...released ahead of their June 2017 debut!!! While you're at it, grab some coordinating stamp sets at 25% OFF! Take advantage of this special to add warmth to your holiday cards and tags, with this set of 12 framelits (4 circles, 4 squares, and 4 ovals). Here are some direct links to the framelits and 25% off stamp sets in my store, and there's a video below that you can click on to see them in action. {P.S.: check out my offer for a FREE CLASS PDF below the video!}


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FREE CLASS OFFER: Purchase the Stitched Shapes Framelits from me HERE and get a FREE PDF created by Stampin' Up!, to make the projects below!


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November Monthly Perks Code PZ2XGVAT
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November Step It Up Blog Hop - Marbled Pumpkin Leaves


Welcome to the November 2016 Edition of the We Create Bloggers Step It Up Blog Hop! The theme is to inspire stampers with a basic design, and at least one alternate "stepped up" version of that same design. This month I created a background design with Shaving Cream and ink refills, and used the October Paper Pumpkin kit to create two cards. The first card was created pretty much the same way the kit showed to assemble the cards, except I used the punched out layer of leaves as a stencil for the background I created for the stepped up card!


Stampin' Supplies: October 2016 Paper Pumpkin Season of Gratitude stamp set, All Card Stock was included in kit: Tip Top Taupe, Very Vanilla (crimped), Cajun Craze label, Delightful Dijon banner; Chocolate Chip ink pad (included in Paper Pumpkin kit), Cajun Craze+Delightful Dijon+Pumpkin Pie ink refills (used in Shaving Cream for background), Old Olive Baker's Twine (in kit), Sequins (in kit).

My stepped up version also uses the leaf pieces that were punched out from the kit, to sponge around (with Versamark) for a subtle coordinating background. And I used the Best Badge Punch for the sentiment and banner in place of the die cuts that came in the Paper Pumpkin Kit.


Stampin' Supplies: October 2016 Paper Pumpkin Season of Gratitude stamp set, Tip Top Taupe card stock and ink, VersaMark ink+Sponge Daubers, Very Vanilla card stock, Cajun Craze card stock, Delightful Dijon card stock, Cajun Craze+Delightful Dijon+Pumpkin Pie ink refills (used in Shaving Cream for background), Old Olive Baker's Twine and Sequins (from Paper Pumpkin kit), Stampin' Sponge (ink around Very Vanilla layers).

Click the pointing hand image below to hop to Julie's blog next, and see what fancy stepping she's got going on this month...


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November Monthly Perks Code PZ2XGVAT
November Stamp Club Code KDFGYWUU
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~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Foxy Cat and Spooky Fun Halloween Cards

Halloween is coming soon!!! I thought you might like to see a couple of cards we're going to make at my Monthly Stamp Club Sessions on October 28th and October 29th. If you're local to Colorado Springs, there's still time to register--check that out HERE. We'll also be making some cards using the Shaving Cream Background Technique, but those cards are Top Secret ;-) (they are Fall themed, that's all I'm saying for now...) October's Stamp Club Host Code is A3DYKPPR so be sure to use that in my Online Store with your Stamp Club order.


Stampin' Supplies for Cat Card: Foxy Friends stamp set + Fox Builder Punch (also available in a BUNDLE), Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (greeting), Basic Black card stock and ink, Perfect Plum card stock and ink, Daffodil Delight card stock, Whisper White card stock, Pumpkin Pie ink (+ Stampin' Sponge for moon), Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Classic Label Punch, Confetti Stars Punch. 

Stampin' Supplies for Witch Card: Spooky Fun stamp set, Basic Gray card stock, Pumpkin Pie card stock, Whisper White card stock, Basic Black Archival ink, Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper, Halloween Scenes Edgelit Dies, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, White Perfect Accents (colored with green Sharpie).

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~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
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Friday, October 21, 2016

My Wil-Wheat-On Card

Okay, so it really should be called a "will-put-wheat-on-my" card...but I like the Star Trek reference better ;-) Honestly, I thought I already posted this card, but apparently not. I've had too many days either in pain or in la-la land on Motrin, so I really need to hit someone up in the Harry Potter kingdom for a Remembrall. Anyway, I was trying to play along with the Splitcoaststampers Falliday Fest, and have since fallen quite behind, but this was my card from one of the challenges on Day 1 (that was way back on October 9th).


The challenge was to incorporate wheat into your card. I didn't have any wheat images, but I did notice that one of the pine bough images from the Christmas Pines stamp set reminded me of wheat. So, I stamped it out and fussy cut (or as it's known in my house, fu@*y cut) the center piece from the bough, stripping some of the "needles" off each side near the bottom, to give me a stem for each piece. It was either a labor of love, or a labor of lunacy, the jury is still out on that one ;-)

Stampin' Supplies: Christmas Pines stamp set, Grateful Bunch stamp set (saying), Crumb Cake card stock, Very Vanilla card stock, Soft Suede card stock and ink, Delightful Dijon ink, Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper, Seaside Embossing Folder (used with Big Shot), Copper Metallic Thread, Basic Pearls (colored with Bronze Sharpie to look copper).

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~Kimberley Morris
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