Tuesday, February 21, 2017

2017 Sale-a-Bration: FREE STAMPIN' STUFF Jan 4 - Mar 31

The graphic below pretty much explains Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-Bration promotion for you, but here's the skinny: between January 4th and March 31st, get FREE STUFF when you SHOP, HOST, or JOIN! You can hop on over to my ONLINE STORE and browse, or check out the active catalogs at these links:

2016-2017 Annual Catalog PDF [approx 36MB] Ends May 31, 2017
2017 Occasions Catalog PDF [approx 11MB] Ends May 31, 2017

FREE Sale-a-Bration Items (Ending March 31st) check out the link(s) below:
Click to View or Download 2017 Sale-a-Bration PDF Brochure
NEW! Added 2/21 Click to View or Download 2nd Release PDF Flyer


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Friday, February 3, 2017

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop: Color Challenge


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 Morris, and I live in Colorado Springs, Colorado (USA).

This month we have a color challenge to work with, you can see the swatches in the graphic below. Our colors for this challenge are So Saffron, Rose Red, and Wild Wasabi. These colors really scream out "Easter" to me, but I'm going to see if I can make a Valentine's card with them!


I've decided to feature the Basket Bunch photopolymer stamp set, along with the Basket Builder Framelits Dies. You can get these items together as the Basket Bunch BUNDLE, and SAVE 10%. This is a double challenge for me, to use what look like Easter colors to me, WITH an Easter themed stamp set, to make a Valentine's card :-D I'm also using the Suite Sentiments stamp set, available in wood-mount or clear-mount, which also has some Easter greetings in it, but I'm using the 'love is in the air mail' sentiment for this card! Yes, I fussy fu@*y cut those little hearts out from the stamped sentiment.


This is a super easy card, the only color (aside from white) that I added that was not in the color lineup was the Basic Gray Archival ink pad for the outline of the little birdies. And technically, the Watercolor Pencils have only one yellow--Daffodil Delight--but that's close enough to So Saffron that I'm saying it doesn't count ;-) By the way, the Watercolor Pencils went into backorder for a short time, and a shipment came in so they are orderable again RIGHT NOW, and expected to go on backorder again quickly...so RUN over to my Online Store and get them while you can!!! Don't forget to grab at least one pack of Blender Pens with them.

Stampin' Supplies: Basket Bunch BUNDLE (Basket Bunch stamp set + Basket Builder Framelits), Suite Sentiments stamp set, So Saffron card stock/ink pad (or you could use VersaMark), Rose Red card stock/ink pad/marker, Basic Gray Archival Ink Pad, Wild Wasabi card stock, Whisper White card stock, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fast Fuse, Stampin' Trimmer.

Click the Next or Previous arrow below to find more color challenge projects around the world!
(or check out the Blog Roll below the arrows)


2017 FEBRUARY BLOG ROLL
1. Sarah McDermott http://www.papercraftartistry.blogspot.co.uk
2. Hannah Jones http://www.hancraftedcards.com
3. Angélique Stempelkeuken http://stempelkeuken.blogspot.com
4. Kristie Neal Walthall http://www.kwcrafts.wordpress.com
5. Christine Wrede http://www.stempeltamtam.blogspot.com
6. Jenn Curtis Charles http://www.BFFStampers.com
7. Kimberley Anne Morris http://procrastistamper.blogspot.com UR HERE
8. Anja Reuss http://www.stempelitis.de
9. Marieke Bart http://www.mintymik.blogspot.nl
10. Claire Napper http://www.cluxycrafts.blogspot.com

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~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Pick a Pretty Pocket Card Project - February Step It Up Blog Hop


Welcome to the February 2017 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 pain has kept me away from stamping for quite a while, so I'm going to keep things simple for this blog post.



The card above is from the Sale-a-Bration FREE product, called the Pretty Pocket Card Kit. The top picture is the card all assembled, the picture under that shows the little note card pulled out. The kit is pretty much peel and stick to put the pocket card together, there is no stamping required! You CANNOT purchase this kit, but you CAN choose this item for FREE with a $50 purchase.

Stampin' Supplies: Pretty Pocket Card Kit (Sale-a-Bration FREE Item), Paper Snips (to cut the twine to 18"). Seriously, that's ALL you need to put the cards together--and you get an envelope for each card (there are 8 in the kit).


To Step It Up this month, I made a little open-topped box with the same supplies used for making the card. I tried really hard not to use much of anything else except what would be used to make one of the cards in the kit, but I did need to add some adhesive. I also crinkle-cut some Calypso Coral card stock to toss into the bottom of the box. The Lindor truffles I put inside are Strawberries & Cream, for Valentine's Day, but you could use some crinkle-cut Wild Wasabi card stock for "grass" and put a couple or few Cadbury eggs in there for Easter :-) The greetings on the stickers in the kit only say 'hello' or 'thank you' (also in French, German, and Spanish), but I think that can still work with either holiday theme.

Stampin' Supplies: Pretty Pocket Card Kit (Sale-a-Bration FREE Item), Paper Snips (to cut the twine to 18"), Calypso Coral card stock, Stampin' Trimmer (to cut and score card stock), Tear & Tape Adhesive, Fringe Scissors, Paper Piercing Tool (to poke holes for the twine). {I sort of made this project on the fly, so I'll have to look at it and see if I can simplify the directions for you later.}

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


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and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product)
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BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Occasions Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

February Monthly Perks Code JRQTKTAH
(if your order total equals or exceeds $150, please do NOT use the Monthly Perks Host Code...you will have earned Stampin' Rewards of your own!)

~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
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Friday, January 6, 2017

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop: Sale-a-Bration Celebration!

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 our topic is Sale-a-Bration and you should get a peek at some of the FREE items you can earn, and/or some products you can use with those free items!

I've decided to feature the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper (DSP)...you can only get this item for FREE, during Sale-a-Bration, which runs January 4th through March 31st.



During Sale-a-Bration, you can pick one FREE item (from a selection shown in this brochure) for every $50 in product you buy. The Dragonfly Dreams BUNDLE (which includes Dragonfly Dreams stamp set + Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits at 10% OFF) is $46.75 here in the US, so that brings you almost to qualification for ONE FREE ITEM! Above, I've shown how you could very simply combine the Dragonfly Dreams BUNDLE with some Crumb Cake card stock, a Basic Black Archival ink pad, and some Basic Black card stock, with the Inside the Lines DSP, to create some color-your-own greeting cards. I've made a little chart below to show a few different coloring ideas:


You can see samples of how our NEW Watercolor Pencils look if they are used dry, or with Blender Pens, plus using Sponge Brayers with ink pads, and even a sample of how the DSP might look colored in with our Stampin' Write Markers. Of course, you can choose NOT to color them in, as I did with my cards, and you still get a very simple, elegant, coordinated look.

Stampin' Supplies: Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper (FREE Sale-a-Bration Item!), Dragonfly Dreams BUNDLE, Crumb Cake card stock, Basic Black card stock, Basic Black Archival ink pad, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive.

Click the Next or Previous arrow below to find more Sale-a-Bration projects around the world!
(or check out the Blog Roll below the arrows)


2017 JANUARY BLOG ROLL
1. Hannah Jones http://www.hancraftedcards.com
2. Angélique Stempelkeuken http://stempelkeuken.blogspot.com
3. Carole Anne Currie Patterson http://www.Fabric-paper-scissors.com
4. Christine Wrede http://www.stempeltamtam.blogspot.com
5. Kimberley Anne Morris http://procrastistamper.blogspot.com YOU ARE HERE
6. Courtenay Heuston http://www.bagsthatone.blogspot.com.au
7. Anja Reuss http://www.Stempelitis.de
8. Kristie Neal Walthall http://www.kwcrafts.wordpress.com
9. Jenn Curtis Charles http://www.BFFStampers.com
10. Marieke Bart http://www.mintymik.blogspot.nl
11. Cary Buckham http://www.2biggirlscrafting.blogspot.co.Uk

Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE, and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retiring Product)
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BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (OCCASIONS Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
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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).

Click the Next or Previous arrow below to find more Wrapped Up projects around the world!

  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
Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE, and Be sure to check out these Deals:
YEAR END CLOSE OUT SALE (Up to 60% OFF Retiring Product)
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~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
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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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December Monthly Perks Code KFHGPCYD
(if your order total equals or exceeds $150, please do NOT use the Monthly Perks Host Code...you will have earned Stampin' Rewards of your own!)

~Kimberley Morris
Colorado Springs, CO
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
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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:







Click the Next or Previous arrow below to find more FESTIVE projects around the world!


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

Get your Stampin' Supplies in my ONLINE STORE, and Be sure to check out these Deals:
CLEARANCE RACK (Up to 60% OFF Retired Product
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (Annual Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)
BUNDLE & SAVE!!! (HOLIDAY Catalog Product Bundles at 10% OFF Everyday!)

~Kimberley Morris Colorado Springs, CO
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