Friday, July 31, 2009

KC Stamps Challenge Day 3

Project # 3 page 127 Dinner Party Invitation

I just love Stampin'Up!'s new Compliments to the Chef stamp set! The stamps are deeply etched in the rubber so the inked images you get every detail.
I love having dinner parties and setting a beautiful table is something I inherited from my Mom. I can't wait to make napkin holders, place cards, dinner menus and invitations with this new set.
Whether you use classic ink, craft ink or emboss this set, it is a definite must have set!
Material used:
Stamps: Compliments to the Chef
Ink: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango classic ink
CS: Very Vanilla, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede
Accessories: New Modern Label punch, Hemp Twine, 1/16" circle punch
Thanks for looking and don't miss tomorrow's Day 4 post!
KC Stamps

Thursday, July 30, 2009

KC Stamps Challenge Day 2

Project # 2 page 88 Remember Page 6 X6
Here is day 2 of my Stampin'Up! challenge. Whipping up this 6X6 page was really quick and easy. I cased the page and used the catalogue supply list to help me put it all together.
Material used:
Stamps: Animal Stories, Define Your Life
Ink: Brilliant Blue classic ink, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red Stampin' Write markers
CS: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Ruby Red, Brilliant Blue textured card stock, Tall Tales designer paper, Whisper White
Accessories: Stampin' dimensionals, clear circle rhinestone brads, 1/16" circle punch, 1"circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, staples
Give this fun and easy page a try!
Happy Stampin! See you all tomorrow!
KC Stamps

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

KC Stamps Challenge Day 1

Looking at all the fun challenges out there I've decided to start one of my own!

This week, my daily posts will be of cards that were cased and inspired from the New 2009 - 2010 Stampin'Up! Idea Book & Catalogue!

The first thing I did was download the 2009 - 2010 catalogue supply list located at the right side of my blog. Just click on it and save the file so you can use it again and again.
Now let's get started!
Project # 1 page 126A Fruit Card

Material Used:

Stamps: Three Little Words (instead of Best of the Bunch), Tart & Tangy
Ink: Old Olive, Dusty Durango, Suede classic ink
CS: Very Vanilla, Dusty Durango, Kraft
Accessories: 3/4 "circle punch, 1" circle punch, Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, Stampin" dimensional

Now it's your turn. Email your cards. I'd love to see them.

Happy Stampin! See you tomorrow!

KC Stamps

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Chicken Soup

Get Well Wishes with Chicken Soup!

We've always been told that chicken soup helps to cure the common cold. So the next time you send out a Get Well card, why not send the chicken soup as well.

This fun and easy card was inspired by the many beautiful cards found on the Splitcoast Stampers web site.

Material used:

Stamps: Spot on Jumbo wheel (dormant List), Fun and fast Notes
Ink: Certainly Celery classic ink, Apricot Appeal Stampin marker, Certainly Celery Stampin marker, Rose Red Stampin marker, Basic Black classic ink
Accessories: Apricot Appeal 1/4 grosgrain ribbon, gold eyelets, Crop-A-Dile punch, 3/16" corner rounder punch
Thanks for the visit and have a super day!
KC Stamps

Monday, July 27, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 97

Start off your Monday with the Mojo Monday challenge!
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend despite the rainy weather. We really haven't had much of a summer this year. Thanks to all the rain the weeds have taken over in the backyard! We spent most of the day on Saturday weeding and were planning on finishing up the rest on Sunday but it rained all day long.
Today looks like a carbon copy so let's make cards!
Today's Mojo Monday challenge is a fun and easy sketch. With the help of Stampin'Up!'s Tea Party designer paper, this card was quick and easy to put together.
Material used:
Stamps: Playful Petals (dormant list), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Certainly celery craft and classic ink. Pretty in Pink marker, Almost Amethyst Marker
CS: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Accessories: Circle Scissor Plus cutting system, Photo corner punch, 3/4 " circle punch, 1" circle punch, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, soft Subtle pretty in Pink brads, sponge dauber, clear embossing powder
Hope you all enjoy this challenge as much as I did!
Have a super week!
KC Stamps

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Beautiful Butterflies

Don't these Beautiful Butterflies just jump off the page!

We made this beautiful card back in a March class. It was the first time I had worked with Stampin'Up's heat and stick. First we cut out the butterflies using Stampin'Up!'s exclusive Bigz Beautiful Butterflies die, stamped the butterflies and the Tempting Turquoise card stock card front in VersaMark and the Bella Toile background stamp, poured on Heat and Stick powder on the butterflies, heated them up with our heat gun, poured on Dazzling Diamonds and reheated them again. And voila!

The butterflies were attached with pop up glue dots to give a 3D effect.

Stampin'Up!'s beautiful designer paper and card stock coordinate perfectly. Once I open a pack of designer paper I write all the coordinating card stock colors right on the back of the pack. Perfect match every time!

Material used:

Stamps: Bella Toile background stamp, warm words

Ink: VersaMark, Tempting Turquoise

CS: So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Flock Together DP

Accessories: Bigz Beautiful Butterflies die, dazzling diamonds glitter,Heat & Stick powder, eyelet border punch, small & large oval punch

Thanks for the visit and have a super day!

KC Stamps

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 96

It isn't just Monday, it's Mojo Monday!

What a fun sketch! I can't believe I've had the Bigz Scallop Circle die and the Stampin'Up! Circle Scissor Plus for soo long and never used it.

Finally, no more cutting out butterflies thanks to the new Stampin'Up! Butterfly punch! Perfect butterflies every time!

Material used:

Stamps: Wonderful Favorites, Flight of the Butterflies
Ink: Rich Razzleberry

CS: Rich Razzleberry, Rich Razzleberry textured paper, Razzleberry Lemonade designer paper, Very Vanilla

Accessories: Butterfly punch, Crush Curry polka-dot ribbon, Bigz scallop die, Circle Scissor Plus, Mat Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool

Have a super day and thanks for the visit!

KC Stamps

Monday, July 20, 2009

KC's First Swap

I joined my first demo swap last week and had a ball participating!

My main challenge wasn't following the swap guidelines, it was trying to decide what card to make.

So I pulled out my New Stampin'Up! Idea Book & Catalogue and started my searching. There it was, sitting on page 101. After a quick inventory check I got to work. I couldn't resist adding the Dusty Durango polka-dot ribbon and embossing the card front with the new Perfect Details Texturz Plates.

One of the main rules of the swap was Stampin'Up! material only. If we don't sell it, don't use it in the swap!

This swap gave me another idea. Why not have a daily challenge posting only cards & projects cased directly from our Stampin'Up! Idea Book & Catalogue. Love it!!

Stay tune for my new challenge starting next week.

I'm off to the post office to mail in my cards 3 weeks before the deadline.

Thanks for the visit.

KC Stamps

Friday, July 17, 2009

How to leave a comment on my blog

Good morning all you Inkspired by KC followers,

Thank you all for the wonderful comments you've emailed regarding my new blog. They are greatly appreciated and very inspiring!

I do apologise for all the difficulty you have been experiencing while trying to post a comment directly on my blog.

I've looked into the problem that was quickly remedied by a few quick changes to the settings.

Just follow these simple instructions:
  • Click on the word comment at the end of the post
  • When the pop up menu appears simply type in your comment
  • Click on anonymous if you do not have a listed ID
  • Then just click on publish your comment

If you need any additional help just send me a quick email and I'd be happy to walk you through.

Have a super weekend everyone!

KC Stamps!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Faux Seersucker

I can't believe it's a background stamp!
Here's a card that was made in our June workshop. The technique is called faux seersucker. I still haven't found the right French translation for seersucker so we just stuck with seersucker. lol

We used Stampin'Up! markers to add multiple color to our background stamp then ran the Whisper White card stock through the paper crimper, turned the card stock in the other direction and ran it through again. The butterflies were added to give our card dimention.

Material used:

Stamps: Pretty Petals background stamp
Ink: Old Olive, Lavender Lace, Real Red and Pumpkin Pie markers
CS: Old Olive, Lavender Lace, Whisper White
Accessories: Paper Cripmer, Old Olive grosgrain ribbon

Thanks for visiting KC Stamps!

Clean and Simple

I think I'm still on my Red & Black binge!
This quick and simple card took no time at all to put together and was made with left over scraps. All my scrap card stock is filed and labeled by color family in separate file folders and stored in a stand up filing cabinet. This storage system really works for me. It's handy and has really cut down on waste. I've also saved money on card stock. Well not really saved money. It just allows me to buy more of my favourite Stampin'Up! card stock! lol
Material used:
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Basic Black
CS: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red
Accessories: Scallop edge punch, black brads
Thanks for the visit!
Why not leave a comment why you're here?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Embrace Life

I finally used my Stampin'Up! Circle Scissor Plus to cut my card stock for this card and couldn't believe how easy it was!
Making perfect circles has never been simpler!
This Embrace Life stamp set is one of my favorites! I have made so many different card with this versatile set.
Material used:
Stamps: Embrace Life
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Rose Red classic ink, Rose Red marker
CS: Plush Blossom, Close to Cocoa, Rose Red
Accessories: Circle Scissor Plus, Sponge Daubers, Uni-ball Signo gel pen
Interested in joining a KC Stamps workshop? Just click here.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tall Tale Pop Up Card

This fun pop up card was cased from the very talented Darlene McCullun. I made this card using Stampin'Up!'s exclusive Curly Label Bigz die and the new Magnetic punch windows Movers & Shapers.
The cut images are slightly larger than the coordinating punch shapes to allow for layering.
I just love the way all the colors coordinate. Matching up Stampin'Up!'s exclusive designer paper and card stock has never been easier. And there is soo much to choose from!

Thanks to the Curly Label Bigz die and the Magnetic Movers & Shapers, I can punch out a window anywhere on my card front! Amazing!!!

Material used:
Stamps: Bonheur fleuri, Animal Stories
Ink: Chocolate chip
CS: Chocolate chip, Old olive, So Saffron, Whisper white
Accessories: Bigz Curly Label die, New Magnetic Movers & Shapers, Scallop oval punch, Large oval punch, Curly Label punch

Thanks for looking and have a super day!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 95

Happy Monday everyone!

Here is my card for week 95 of the Mojo Monday challenge.
These challenges are both fun and easy. Just use a little imagination and the Stampin'Up Color Coach for your creative color combinations!
Material used:
Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful
Ink: Basic Black craft ink, New In Color markers
CS: New In Color Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade designer paper
Accessories: Crushed Curry polka-dot ribbon
Thanks for looking and please leave a comment!

Gift Box 3X3 card set

Another beautiful workshop project is this
amazing 3 X 3 card set!
This versatile gift card box was inspired by my very talented niece Melissa on her last visit to Montreal. Mel made two #2 box bigz xl dies using the Big Shot and simply glued them together back to back. She then used the Wide Oval punch to make the handle. Isn't it the cutest little basket! I then used Stampin'Up!'s Tea Party designer paper to decorate around the box and the 3X3 gift cards. The Fresh Favorites 1 accent buttons, Simple Flower embosslits die and Little Leaves from Stampin'Up!'s new catalogue added just the right finishing touch!
Materials used:
Stamp: en oval
Ink: Almost Amethyst, Apricot Appeal marker, Almost Amethyst marker
CS: Sage Shadow textured paper, Tea Party designer paper, Apricot Appeal, Sage Shadow, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop oval punch, Fresh Favorites 1 coloured buttons, Large oval punch, Simple Flower embosslits die, Little Leaves sizzlits die
For more information about this workshop and others click here.
Thanks for visiting and remember to leave a comment!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Beautiful Butterflies

I can't seem to get enough of the new In Colors from Stampin'Up!
This beautiful butterfly basket is really easy to make and will be featured in our July 28th workshop by signing up here.
Material used for this project:
Stamps: none used in this project
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
CS: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Old Olive and Razzleberry Lemonade designer paper
Accessories: Big Shot Stampin'Up! Beautiful Butterflies die, Big Shot Flower, Daisies # 2, Stampin'Up! Little Leaves sizzlits die, jumbo eyelets, gold brads and 1/16" circle punch
Only 6 spots per workshop so don't delay, sign up today!
Thanks for visiting and don't forget to leave a comment!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Adorable All in the Family

I just love the All in the Family stamp set from Stampin'Up!. This set has 28 different mix and match stamps. You can personilize your projects by mix and matching outfits, faces and much more. The combinations are endless. All you need is a little imagination and the Stamp-a-ma-jig from Stampin'Up! for perfect alignment every time.


Stamps: All in the Family, warm words
Ink: Soft Suede, Bluch Blossom marker, New In Color markers
CS: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede and Melon Mambo
Accessories: Soft Suede polka-dot ribbon, scallop oval punch, Big Shot backgrounds 1 texturz plate, 1" square punch and 1 1/4 " square punch and the Mat Pack paper piercing kit

To order these amazing Stampin'Up stamps and supplies click here today!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

July Workshop Card

Don't you just love the New In Colors from Stampin'Up's

new Idea Book & Catalogue!

Have a look at this beautiful card that was inspired by Stamp Addict 77. I love the color combination. It looks like a warm Autumn day in the mid day sun.


Stamps: Inspired by nature, En Oval

Ink: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, new In Color markers

CS: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Whisper White

Accessories: Soft Suede polka-dot grosgrain ribbon, whisper white jumbo brads, scallop oval punch and Big Shot Background texturz plates

For more information on KC's workshops just click here!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave your valuable feedback!

Mojo Monday Challenge 94

Happy Monday everyone! OK, so it's not exactly Monday but I didn't want to miss out on this week's Mojo Monday Challenge.

Stampin'Up makes it so easy to coordinate paper, colors, ink, stamps and much more!

What better way to start the week off than with a fun challenge!
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral
Ink: Chocolate Chip
CS: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Rose red, Paper Tall Tales designer paper
Accessories: 1 3/8 circle punch, gold brad, Flower Fusion felt flowers

Simply click here to place your order today!

Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Bashful Blue Baby Project

I just finished these beautiful baby shower favors for my friend Iula. This baby carriage was inspired by Stampin Suzie. The little whisper white inner box opens so you can load it up with your favorite goodies!

Stamps: None for this project
Ink: Bashful blue
CS: Bashful blue, Whisper white, Certainly celery, Apricot appeal
Accessories: Scallop circle punch, 13/8 circle punch, 1" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, gold brads, Certainly celery ribbon, Big Shot scallop circle die, Uni-ball Signo gel pen
Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 6, 2009

My Inspiration

My passion for scrapbooking and paper crafts all started three years ago. My beautiful and very talented niece Melissa introduced me to Stampin"Up! At the time it all seemed very overwhelming. What I needed was inspiration!

You see, three years ago I lost my Mom very suddenly. I had the task of going through her boxes and boxes of pictures. I needed to find a way to preserve the many memories. So I started to scrapbook and found a true passion. It was also very therapeutic. Scrapbooking and Stampin'Up helped me to deal with my loss.
Thanks for the inspiration Mom.

And now, as a Stampin'Up Demonstrator, I am able to share that passion with you.


All supplies are from Stampin'Up unless otherwise indicated

Stamps: Circle Circus

Ink: New In-Color Crushed Curry and Soft Suede

CS: New In-Colors Crushed Curry, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla

Accessories: Crushed Curry polka-dot grosgrain ribbon, Big Shot Beautiful Butterflies die, eyelet border punch, Filigree designer brads

Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 3, 2009

July Workshop

This beautiful 3 X 3 note card and matching scallop envelope box project was inspired by Patti Lee.
This is one of the quick and easy projects for this month’s club workshop.
I just love the elegant look of black and red!

Stamps: Tout célébrer, Circle circus
Ink: Basic black, Versa Mark
CS: Basic black, Whisper White. Real Red
Accessories: 1 ¼ “ circle punch, 1 3/8 “ circle punch, Big Shot die cut machine, Stampin’Up Scallop Envelope die
Thanks for stopping by and have a super weekend everyone!
Happy 4th of July to all our American friends.