Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Card with a Grunge Twist (video tutorial included!)

Happy Valentine's Day! I didn't make even one traditional colored V-Day card this year. I was in the mood for different colors and am happy with the few I made. The card below was inspired by an artist I follow on Instagram. Her blog is here.  All products Stampin' Up!

**Edit: I've had so many comments and emails about this technique I am calling #foolproofwatercolor, that I wanted to make sure new blog readers looked at my very first projects I did when I came up with this technique this past November. Click Here for a very interesting bridge scene using the set called Wherever You Go and Here for 3 projects using this technique with the set called Lovely as a Tree. I also used stamps from Timeless Textures for all of those projects. There is a pdf tutorial available on the Lovely as a Tree post, but no video yet. It is in the works. **



I'm adding a simple video just to show the background technique I used. It's a sample of my #foolproofwatercolor using baby wipes.  



The heart was colored a bit with Clear Wink of Stella, but it is hard to see in the photo. 




Supply list:



Don't forget to browse the new Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration catalog. Links to the pdf versions are on the right side-bar.  For every $50 spent from any catalog (before tax & shipping) you earn a FREE item from the catalog below. The Sale-A-Bration catalog is only good through March 31, 2017. 



Do you have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator? If not, I would love to be your source for these amazing products and hopefully give you a good dose of inspiration from time to time. This is not just a hobby for me, it is a passion! Click here or on the header above to find out more info on how you can earn free stamp sets just by shopping with me. Earn Frequent Buy Rewards!

Please use the hostess code shown in the top right corner when ordering online, unless your order will total $150 before shipping & tax. At that point, you become your own hostess and get all the rewards! 

As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.


Artfully Yours,

Kim

Monday, February 13, 2017

Weather Together Valentine's Day Card

This simple card packs a lot of punch. I adore anything black & white, with a touch of red. Don't you? I also think the font used for the word "love" is divine!


If you have not realized all of the possibilities the Weather Together Bundle has, do a quick Pinterest search. I even used portions of the die cuts for my Gypsy Wagon on this post. 


Supply list:





Don't forget to browse the new Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration catalog. Links to the pdf versions are on the right side-bar.  For every $50 spent from any catalog (before tax & shipping) you earn a FREE item from the catalog below. The Sale-A-Bration catalog is only good through March 31, 2017. 


Do you have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator? If not, I would love to be your source for these amazing products and hopefully give you a good dose of inspiration from time to time. This is not just a hobby for me, it is a passion! Click here or on the header above to find out more info on how you can earn free stamp sets just by shopping with me. Earn Frequent Buy Rewards!

Please use the hostess code shown in the top right corner when ordering online, unless your order will total $150 before shipping & tax. At that point, you become your own hostess and get all the rewards! 

As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.


Artfully Yours,

Kim

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Non-Traditional Valentine Card

I wanted something non-traditional this year for my Hubby's Valentine's Day card.  He never reads my blog until I say "look at this!", so I'm not too worried about posting this one before the big day. All products Stampin' Up!



I've done some sort of random stamping, basically grabbing stamps from different sets to create this. It is the first time I've used the Playful Backgrounds set and I'm hooked. I started out the card by using my #foolproofwatercolor technique for the watercolor-y look before I stamped. Click here for a link to the tutorial I posted back on 11/29/16. The tutorial is not for this card, but you will see how  I easily achieved the base layer of color on this card. I used Pear Pizzazz and Marina Mist inks, along with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.


Don't forget to browse the new Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration catalog. Links to the pdf versions are on the right side-bar.  For every $50 spent from any catalog (before tax & shipping) you earn a FREE item from the catalog below. The Sale-A-Bration catalog is only good through March 31, 2017. 


Do you have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator? If not, I would love to be your source for these amazing products and hopefully give you a good dose of inspiration from time to time. This is not just a hobby for me, it is a passion! Click here or on the header above to find out more info on how you can earn free stamp sets just by shopping with me. Earn Frequent Buy Rewards!

Please use the hostess code shown in the top right corner when ordering online, unless your order will total $150 before shipping & tax. At that point, you become your own hostess and get all the rewards! 

As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.


Artfully Yours,

Kim





Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Pals February 2017 Blog Hop: CASE the Catty



Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for February 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are CASE’ing a project shown in a current Stampin’ Up! catalog. After all, with the Annual, Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs available right now, there is much inspiration from which to choose. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

For this blog hop, I chose this particular image from the 2017 Occasions catalog. This lovely piece of artwork is showcasing one of my favorites, the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle. 


I changed it up a bit, but still gave it a watercolor look and used the same colors as the original. Isn't this bundle (which includes stamp set & thinlit dies) just gorgeous? 


I used a bit of frayed cheese cloth behind the double dragonflies to add a bit of interest. 


See the slight double layer showing on the sentiment? I realized after I had already put the card together that the sentiment was not stamped straight. To repair this, I applied ink to another piece of watercolor paper the same size, stamped the sentiment again and adhered on top of the crooked one. 


Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

  1. Kim Jolley at Stampin' Artfully              ***you are here***



Do you have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator? If not, I would love to be your source for these amazing products and hopefully give you a good dose of inspiration from time to time. This is not just a hobby for me, it is a passion! Click here or on the link below the header above to find out more info on how you can earn free stamp sets just by shopping with me. Earn Frequent Buyer Rewards!

Please use the hostess code shown in the top right corner when ordering online, unless your order will total $150 before shipping & tax. At that point, you become your own hostess and get all the rewards! 

As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.


Artfully Yours,

Kim









Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Begins Today!

The day has finally arrived!! The new Occasions Catalog has some of the most beautiful items I've ever seen available in the paper crafting world. On top of that, you have the chance to earn free items from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog! 


Click here to view the 2017 Occasions Catalog. 

For every $50 spent from any catalog (before tax & shipping) you earn a FREE item from the catalog below. The Sale-A-Bration catalog is only good through March 31, 2017.


Click here to view the 2017 Sale-A-Bration Catalog. 



Do you have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator? If not, I would love to be your source for these amazing products and hopefully give you a good dose of inspiration from time to time. This is not just a hobby for me, it is a passion! Click here or on the header above to find out more info on how you can earn free stamp sets just by shopping with me. Earn Frequent Buy Rewards!

Please use the hostess code shown in the top right corner when ordering online, unless your order will total $150 before shipping & tax. At that point, you become your own hostess and get all the rewards! 

As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.


Artfully Yours,

Kim







Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Pals December Blog Hop: All That Sparkle and Shine


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for December 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects showcase products that can add sparkle and/or shine for a finishing touch. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Seriously...I'm in love with the deer die cut from the Santa's Sleigh Dies Thinlits. Using the deer as a focal point makes this somewhat glitzy, but elegant card quick to make. 


I used my #foolproofwatercolor technique for the background, before stamping the pine image from the Christmas Pines stamp set with Bermuda Bay ink. If you missed the post regarding this technique using baby wipes to create a background, click here. I used my most loved splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge and Gold Stampin' Emboss powder to add some interest behind the deer. I finished the card off with some gold metallic thread, gold sequins and a word cut from Bermuda Bay cardstock using one of the dies from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits. 


Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

  1. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts


Do you have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator? If not, I would love to be your source for these amazing products and hopefully give you a good dose of inspiration from time to time. This is not just a hobby for me, it is a passion! 

Please use the hostess code shown in the top right corner when ordering online, unless your order will total $150 before shipping & tax. At that point, you become your own hostess and get all the rewards! 

As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.


Artfully Yours,

Kim

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Stampin' Up! Year End Close Out Starts Today!


Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and we’ve got some great deals to offer you! Our Year-End Closeouts will include holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and even some current catalog products. 

 Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017 
All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of  my online store.




Want to earn a free gift during the month of December? Simply place an online order between $50 & $149.99 (not including tax & shipping) and use the hostess code shown in the top of the right hand column of this page. Your gift will be mailed around the second week of January. (Just in time to get those Valentine's Day cards made) If your order is over $150, don't use the hostess code...you get all of the hostess benefits at that point! If you will be using the hostess code, see below for instructions on how to do so. 


Be sure and do not check "no contact" from demonstrator. If you do that, I will not be able to see your contact information to send your hostess gift. 

As always, let me know if you have any questions about any projects on my blog or the special promotions and/or sales, let me know.  Thanks for visiting my blog.

Artfully Yours,
Kim