Thursday, April 20, 2017

creating dimensional hot air balloons


I have always been in love with hot air balloons! There is something beautiful and totally romantic about them. This love goes back a long time. I remember in 5th grade, we could design our own Valentine's Day card holder for the classroom. I wanted a hot air balloon. Not only did my dad make that happen, but my mom found a heart-shaped red balloon! It was perfection, to me!


When I was assigned baby decor for a project for We R Memory Keepers, I started scrolling through Pinterest. I am far removed from the baby days, as my baby is now 11! Hot air balloons kept popping up! I knew I had the tools and supplies to create some adorable baby shower and then baby room decor! Visit the We R Memory Keepers blog to see how easy it is to create these adorable hot air balloons!

thanks for stopping by!

kimberly

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!


Congrats to the winner of the copy of the newest special issue from Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine! You will win a copy of the issue, Cardmaps 5!

If you weren't the winner this time, you can order your copy online, by clicking the direct link here:

Please contact me ASAP with your mailing address! You can find my email in the top right, under my photo. :D Congrats!!


Shona Chambers said...
I find them helpful if I have a colour combo to use that isn't my normal go to colour and if I'm having a lull with ideas, its extremely helpful. Thanks for the chance to win!!
April 13, 2017 at 5:58 PM


thanks for stopping by!

kimberly

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Heart of a Card - new class from Big Picture Classes



As card makers, you pour love, creativity, and time into the design of your heartfelt cards. But do you carry that sentiment into the inside of your cards? Kimberly Crawford explores making the heart of the card–the inside–just as powerful and inspiring as the outside. Learn unique techniques such as pop-ups, shaker cards, acetate cards, and more. These unique cards will be sure to bring a smile to your recipient's face.  


I am thrilled to announce my latest class at Big Picture Classes called, The Heart of a Card! This class was a ton of fun to put together and I know you will have a blast learning about all the fun ways to take the beauty of the front of your card to the inside!


From stamping to die cutting to unique products all that make the inside of a card special, take this class, starting today! The lessons each include a video tutorial, photos, tips, and tons of ideas! The best part about these classes is that students can share their work. I truly mean that is the best part! There is nothing better than seeing what each person's creative mind designs! Plus, when you share, you inspire others! How I love that!

Its hard to believe this is my 7th class at Big Picture Classes! When you enroll, you can take as many classes as you choose. Each month. Every class can be taken at your own pace. I enjoy sitting down and working through the class as I watch. Simply pause the video and experiment. Classes include card making, scrapbooking, photography, crafts, kids crafting, and so, so much more! See you there!

thanks for stopping by!

kimberly

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Scrapbook & Cards Today Giveaway!


Loaded with inspiration and creativity, CardMaps 5 includes 88 cards, 50 exclusive CardMaps sketches, how-to photos featuring trendy, must-try techniques, step-by-step instructions for every card, free cutting files, and as always, so much more! From everyday sentiments and birthday celebrations to seasonal holidays and cards of thanks, this special issue has all of your cardmaking endeavours covered!
You can pre-order this special issue now: Scrapbook & Cards Today CardMaps 5

Remember how I shared about this fantastic special issue coming out from  Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine?! Guess what?!! I have a copy to give away to one of my lucky blog readers!!!

Leave a comment, on this post, telling me about how you use sketches in your card making or scrapbooking. I will pick one random comment and that person wins a copy of the magazine! You have until Sunday, April 16, at 10:30 PM CDT.

thanks for stopping by!

kimberly

Friday, April 7, 2017

getting published again! Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine!


There is something about reading a real, paper magazine. I love that when I am in the car waiting in the pick-up line, or spending hours at the pool, I can flip through and be inspired. To hold it in my hands is so much better! I am thrilled to share about Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine! They are in print. Real paper. You can order this fantastic magazine online, through their website, or you can find it in Barnes & Noble! How great is that?! I cannot tell you how much I have missed pub calls and working on special issues! 

The Spring Issue is now on newsstands. I contributed three cards with an article in this issue. Check out how to create stamped images that take the wow factor up a few notches! Simple techniques that create some serious pow! 


Scrapbook & Cards Today also has a special issue that will be shipping starting April 17! This issue partners with CardMaps and showcases amazing cards, all inspired by sketches! Sketches that can become a valuable resource for your own card making. In this issue, I have 6 cards! Can you believe it?! It was SO much fun working with the sketches! This issue can also be ordered through their website. Don't miss out!

Be sure and visit their blog and catch-up with some amazing designers and their new Editor-In-Chief!


Secret:
Ok, I cannot reveal my secret quite yet, but it will be soon. I have been given an amazing opportunity that I never saw coming. A giant step and leap of faith has been taken. I am scared and excited and energized like never before. It has been a long time since I have been this inspired. Over the last month I have never worked so hard or devoted more time. I cannot wait for you to come along with me on this journey!


thanks for stopping by!

kimberly


Local friends: I will be teaching classes again! My first class will be May 4 from 6-8 PM at Scrapmania! It is incredible to have a local store to shop at and to have a place to take classes in person. And you all know how much I love teaching. Spending time with crafty people is the best! Call the store to sign up today. 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

simple treat bags with ribbon


Do you have a lot of tools in your stash? Do you have tools you keep around because you know you will use them, someday? I confess, I have a ton of tools, some used, some not, but I have one tool that I will never, ever get rid of, and that is my We R Memory Keepers Cropadile!


Not only does it punch two different sized holes, but it also sets eyelets. (Hello, old school!) It can punch through so many materials from fabric to leather to even metal! Check out how I use it to create these treat bags on the We R Memory Keepers Blog! I will also show you two great ways to close your treat bags with ribbon!

thanks for stopping by!

kimberly

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

We R Memory Keepers Evolution Advanced


The details that embossing folders and dies add to cards is pretty incredible! It gets even better when its easy to change from embossing to cutting! I hate fumbling around with all the plates. It seems like I always create the wrong sandwich. The We R Memory Keepers Evolution eliminates the need for all the changing. By turning a simple knob on the side of the machine, you go from embossing to cutting in no time. With the same plates!


Visit the We R Memory Keepers blog for a closer look at the machine, and all the details on how to create these cards with amazing texture and shine!

thanks for stopping by!

kimberly

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

DIY Cupcake Stands



Long time, no see! I have been SO busy creating and making, but haven't had the time to share with you! Hang on, because you will be getting a bunch of posts from me over the next few days! And soon, so very soon, I will be sharing a HUGE secret I have been keeping. :D


Over on the We R Memory Keepers Blog, I have these adorable cupcake stands! My love for cupcakes runs deep, as well as my love for cake stands! With the new DIY Party Board, look at what you can create! I love the DIY Party Board for so many reasons-it makes party hats, cupcake wrappers, ice cream cone wrappers and more! Visit the blog for all the details on how to make these. And, its easy!

thanks for stopping by!

kimberly

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Friday, February 3, 2017

paper fortune cookies


I have made smaller versions of these through the years, but these HUGE paper fortune cookies may be my all-time favorite!! It was easy to create these using the Template Studio board from We R Memory Keepers. These look so festive on our dining room table for Valentine's Day!


Visit the We R Memory Keepers blog for a full tutorial, along with a few helpful tips.


The paper I used, while not listed in the supplies below, is Designer Poster Board from We R Memory Keepers. Its very thick and comes in large sheets. I picked these up at my Hobby Lobby. 

One other mention, I have a quick video tutorial over for these on my Instagram feed. You can find me under the name kimberlystamps.

thanks for stopping by!

kimberly

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

creating a file folder shaped card


The latest board from We R Memory Keepers is the Tab Punch Board. Not only does this punch board allow you to create custom file folders to organize your life and office, but you can use it to create shaped cards!


Visit the We R Memory Keepers blog and check out all the details about how to create this card, both inside and out!

thanks for stopping by!

kimberly

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