Fresh Fruit Stamp set

Stamping Technique- Orange Peel with Video

 I was honored to be asked to do a presentation and demonstration at the Stampin' Up! Live "On Stage" Convention last year in SLC.  As many of you recall, I shared some of the cards with you from the stamping demonstration that I did.

Many of you asked for a video of the orange peel technique. At the time, I had not started doing videos. So, since I've recently started making videos on You Tube, I thought this was as good a time as any to share the technique again with you- especially since the awesome, Fresh Fruit stamp set is about to retire. Its the perfect set to use with this technique.

I call this the "orange peel" technique, because it looks the the skin of an orange when its finished.

Its an embossing technique, using inks, water, watercolor paper and clear emboss powder.

I'll share a few samples with you here and the video will be featured below. I hope you enjoy it!

I used the Fresh Fruit stamp set and Farm Stand designer paper, along with the Cucumber Crush striped ribbon- all of which are retiring. Order these items here- before they are gone! (then click on Shop Now to take you to the retired list) Or click on the actual products listed at the end of this post to order.


Here's a close up of the peach using the Orange Peel technique:


This technique gives the stamped image, that bumpy, uneven, shiny, orange peel texture. Its really very pretty.

Here are a few other samples before you watch the video:


A close up of the strawberries:


The juicy pear:


It looks so cool and good enough to eat!


And a little spray of flowers..


It looks like dew drops on the Fresh Fruit flower images, doesn't it?


Be sure to check out the video below.

Its such a "fun" and "wow" technique. I hope you give it a try!

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!



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Fresh Fruit Fun Mail

I got another fun surprise in my mailbox today. I thought I'd share the sweet card that Connie Hiesey sent me.

Its made with the "Fresh Fruit" stamp set from the 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

Doesn't it look yummy? I love the vibrant colors of the "Fruit Stand" designer paper. It coordinates so well with the "Fresh Fruit" Stamp set. One of my favorites! This card definitely made me smile and brightened my day.


Thanks so much for the "sweet" card, Connie. I love getting fun mail, especially when its hand- stamped!

Thanks for taking time to visit my blog today.

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!


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Kim's Card Class- Featuring the New Stampin' Up Annual Catalog

It was so exciting to finally get to show off the new Stampin' Up! products at my stamp class this week. It was a full class and everyone was so happy to stamp using all the new, fun stamps and accessories.

Speaking of happy stampers, here's Michelle, Rebekah, and Sherree, all with huge smiles on their faces and fabulous stamps in their hands, having the time of their lives.


This card uses the "Fresh Fruit" stamp set with the strawberry image. This is a two step stamp set, which means that the pieces of the fruits are separated so that they can be stamped in different colors. The strawberry is separate from the stem, therefore, we stamped the strawberry in real red and the stem in wild wasabi. There is also an outline stamp for the berry. The outline around the strawberry is rose red and the stem outline is garden green. We also used the "Thoughtful Banners" stamp set and coordinating "Duet Punch" for the greeting on the card.


This card was a big hit at class. The "Pop of Paradise" is an adorable stamp set and ever so trendy right now.

We used melon mambo, cucumber crush and emerald envy inks on this one. Check out the new Ovals framelits- they showcase the proud flamingo beautifully.


Rebekah asked if she could design a card with the pineapple from the "Pop of Paradise" set, as well. She loves pineapples. Well, isn't that a coincidence.. I love pineapples too, Rebekah- especially PINK ones! What a cute card, don't you think?


This card was made with the "Swirly Bird" stamp set. You all know how much I love this set. I had to use it at my class for sure.

I stamped it in one of my favorite color combos, soft sky and perfect plum. The leaves are pear pizazz and old olive.


Last but not least... the "Moroccan Nights" stamp set was used to stamp this sparkly card. We used the stamping technique, glitter splatter, to sparkle it up. I had a quick tutorial on the glitter splatter technique a few days ago, so swing back a few posts and check it out if you missed it. The colors on this card are delightful dijon, elegant eggplant, cajun craze and dapper denim.


Here's the whole beautiful bunch.


One last photo. This is my friend Nancy, who drove over an hour with my friend Michelle K, to come stamp with us. I haven't seen them in forever and was thrilled they were able to make the trip!


Thanks to all my stamping friends for attending my first card class featuring the brand new catalog. It's always one of my favorite events, when I get to see all of you!

And thank YOU for stopping by my blog today. I hope that I've inspired you to make some of these great cards too!

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

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My "Fresh Fruit" Samples from The Stampin' Up! On Stage Convention

Soon the New Stampin' Up! Annual catalog will go live- June 1st, to be exact. I can hardly wait. There are so many stamps and new accessories that I can't wait to get my hands on!

It's true that as demonstrators we do get to pre order "some" of the products. Of course I took full advantage of that so that I'm able to have new products ready for my June classes, workshops and events.

I was also blessed to be asked to do a presentation and demonstration at the On Stage Convention. So, that meant that I received some products to play with, well in advance, so that I could demonstrate with them.

One of the awesome sets that I received is the Fresh Fruits stamp set. I fell totally in love with this set right off of the bat.

I made several samples for my demonstration and for the display boards at convention.

I'm going to share of few of the cards with you today.

This is the display board from On Stage:


The cards that I am sharing today are quick, easy, fun, happy cards that can be whipped up in no time at all. I stamped all of these images on watercolor paper. I think it gives the fruit a cool textured look.

The first one is the peaches from the Fresh Fruit stamp set- available June 1st.








I used the masking technique on all of these cards. I punched the

1 3/8" circle punch and decorative label punch out of a post it note and stuck it to the cardstock. I then stamped over and all around it. Once I was finished stamping, I removed the post it note. It then left a empty space in the shape of the circle or decorative label punch, where I was able to stamp the greeting. I also used a strip of  3/4" wide, computer paper as a mask on the pear, strawberry and flower cards.

Here's another flower card, just for fun.


All of these images and greetings are included in the Fresh Fruit stamp set. I can't list the supplies below as I normally do, because the lists for the new products aren't available until June 1st. I guarantee, you are going to want to add thd Fresh Fruit set to your wish list - its a must have- and it works wonderfully with our new "In Colors"!

There are a few other cards, that I designed with this set, that you may have noticed in the display board photo. I will share those with you as well, another time.  I have a cool technique that I "made up", that I want to share with you called the "orange peel" technique.  That's what I call it. Anyway, be sure to check back soon so see it!

Until the next time..

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!


#1 Stampers Meeting- a peek at a few new stamp sets - And a note about "No Contact" orders

First off, one thing that I wanted to mention that is totally off of the subject... If you put in an order with me, online... Please do not check the "No Contact" box. The reason why, is because, if you do, that prevents me from knowing who you are, and I cannot send you a hand stamped, THANK YOU card. That makes me sad, because, of course I would love to thank you!!

Ok, back to the subject at hand...

One of my favorite stamping events has to be my team meetings. I always look forward to seeing my girls, sharing ideas, stamping and having a few belly laughs as well.

We had a great Post Convention meeting where we shared all that we learned at the Stampin' Up! On Stage Convention in SLC. We even had a Facebook Live presentation from Alyssa from Philly!

I wanted to share one of the make n takes that we did that night. We did three projects with products from the upcoming Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog 2016-2017. This one that I am sharing is one of my favorites.

This is actually one of the stamp sets that I demonstrated at the On Stage Convention. Its almost the exact card that I made too!

This the the New "Fresh Fruit" stamp set, using the new "In Colors": peek a boo peach, and emerald envy. Don't you just love those bright juicy colors? So perfect for this fruit set.


I did the "masking" technique. You can see the scalloped oval where the greeting is stamped. I actually cut out the scalloped oval with the New "Layering Ovals Framelits". I cut it from a post it note, so that the scallop oval mask would stick to my cardstock while I stamped over it. Then I peeled the post it note oval off of my card and stamped the Thank You greeting in basic gray archival ink.


Check out the new 1/4" Natural Trim ribbon, in gold. This will also be available in the New Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog 2016-2017 which will be released on June 1st! Just a couple more weeks, and you'll be able to have a copy yourself. And if you don't have a demonstrator and would like to order a new catalog- please email me at so that I can send you a copy!

I hope that you enjoyed this new set. Just wait until you see the rest of it! You are going to put this on your Wish List for sure!

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come Back again soon!

On Stage 2016 Fun in Salt Lake City!

Hello, from SLC! Having a fabulous time here. I wanted to share some highlights with you before I head home.

We have had such a great time and it has been a great experience for me this year. As I mentioned, I was asked to present at the Stampin' Up! On Stage Convention this year, and I was a bit nervous, as I haven't presented in many years. Sara Douglas- CEO of Stampin' Up! did tell me that it was just like "riding a bike." I'm not sure it was that easy to get adjusted to again, but with the support and encouragement of my friends, family, downline and Stampin' Up!, I managed. Thank you all for believing in me!

So, until I get home and can post some samples, here are a few highlights from my trip. This is a sampler made with the "A Nice Cuppa" stamp set that our friend Missy Shipman sent to us when we arrived in SLC. She couldn't attend, but was sweet enough to send us this awesome gift. Thanks so much Missy- you rock!


Preparing for our team Premiere Party before the kick off of On Stage with my beautiful friends, Linda and Cindy.


Our Theme was "Apple of My Eye". We used the "Apple of my Eye" stamp set of course, to decorate for our team dinner.


Photo of our wonderful team. We love these girls!!


My amazing and talented team- the #1 Stampers- waiting for General Session to begin.


 My awesome Co- Presenter, Brandy and I.


Hanging out back stage with the hilarious and super sweet, Bonnie Farley and the fabulous Carrie Cudney.

Me, presenting my Business Presentation On Stage.


And my Stamping Demonstration, On Stage.


 And a little sneak peek of a NEW stamp set that I demonstrated, from the 2016-2017 Catalog!


Stay tuned for more fun photos of Convention and even more sneak peeks!

I will be posting again tonight, so come back again tomorrow!

Until then...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!!