Archive for October, 2011

Ok locals, this Saturday, I’m at the Burlington High School Craft Fair in Burlington Mass.  Let’s hope the snow is done by then! Can you believe, they are expecting snow tonight????  I’m rethinking about moving to Florida after my daughter graduates college! She’s in 6th grade now 🙂

My November 18th workshop is full. I still have 2 more classes before Christmas so sign up early – they are filling up fast. I’ll try to get the projects we’ll be doing up on the site before Saturday.

Ok, enough chatter – I’m not a big “chatter” person, so here are some more craft fair goodies.


Do you know what these are???? Glue sticks!!  Yes, these are glue sticks just wrapped in designer series paper!  So cute and fast to make!  I wanted a cute little stocking stuffer that wasn’t candy!



I know I’ve shown Post-it-Note holders, but these are just too cute not to re-post.  




These are great teacher gifts as well. I purchased a 7 pack of shower gel that are out there now and just wrapped paper around it.  So simple!


That’s it for now, have a great weekend!


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Wisteria Wonder Cards

I found this card on the net and absolutely LOVED it! I changed it ever so slightly.  I try to tell the ladies who come to my classes that it’s OK to copy someone else. I do it all the time!!!  I didn’t have the stamp set she used, but I had something similar.  I changed it around a little as well and it’s still a beautiful card.

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Snow Much Fun

I had so much fun last night in my stamp room!!!  Here is a card we will be doing in an upcoming class. We will be making 4 of these for $10.00!!!!  Check out my workshops page to see when it is. Class size is limited so sign up early.  This card was inspired by the card that is shown in the Idea Book and Catalog. I used the new Incolor, Island Indigo.


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Here is the Christmas Panel for the Shadow Box Class – which is full and no longer available for purchase- but, you can go to the Shadow Box category to see all the panels that have been completed and CASE it on your own (which I have been seeing a lot on other blogs!)

I used last year’s (2010 – 2011 IBC) Christmas DSP  that I really miss. I still need to do January’s panel for Sunday so stay tuned for that one!



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Do you see a pattern in my stamp use lately?  LOL!  I tend to use the same stamp set & colors in spurts!  But it’s such a beautiful stamp set. Wish I started using it earlier!

This is the card we will be doing next Friday with the Coupon Book .  I still have 2 more spaces left in that class so contact me if you want to join us or would like the kit.

Tomorrow, I will be at St. Mary’s Church, 796 Boston Road in Billerica MA for my first craft show of the year. Come buy and say hi!

Card Components

Paper- Pacific Point, Whisper White, DSP Beyond the Garden, Pacific Point DSP

Stamp Set – Fabulous Flouretts

Ink: Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Old Olive

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Craft Show Stuff

Sorry to be so MIA. Had the “plague” last week – LOL, well, sure felt like it!  Just back on my feet and getting ready for my craft shows.

Here are two samples of quick and easy note cards I made. I made 10 each in about 15 minutes!!  So fast and yet they are really elegant. I’m selling a pack of 10 for $10.00. They will make great teacher gifts!

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So much is happening at Stampin’ Up! starting Oct. 1.  I figured you would want to know about all the ways to save $$ on Stampin’ Up! products!  Have fun shopping and saving!


HURRY!  THE STAMPIN’ UP! CLEARANCE RACK has been restocked with beautiful, discontinued holiday ribbon, designer series paper, punches, embellishments and much more–at big discounts.  Clearance merchandise may only be purchased through an on-line order and is only available while inventory lasts.  CLICK HERE TO SHOP ON-LINE (look for “Clearance Rack” on the left).


Kimberly Van Diepen Stampin 'up demonstrator

Sign up to be a demonstrator between now and October 31st and you will receive a Big Shot included with your KIT! Already have a Big Shot? No worries, you can choose $100 in FREE products! WOW.  Now is a GREAT time to become a demonstrator.  Earn a little cash for the holidays or become a hobby demonstrator and enjoy some of the best crafting supplies around.  You have nothing to lose and everything to gain with Stampin’ Up!  You can read more about becoming a demonstrator on my Join My Team page.  If you have questions, please never hesitate to ask.


Dates: October 1-31, 2011

Promotion Details:  Buy two Simply Sent Kits and get a FREE coordinating stamp set! Our Simply Sent Kits are the ideal choice for the beginning crafter. The card kits offer a variety of basic themes, so it’s easy to create cards for any occasion.

To successfully promote this special offer, you will need to reach beyond your existing customer base to those who are beginning crafters or those who desire a creative outlet but feel they don’t have time or talent.

Buy any two of the following Simply Sent Kits:







Simply Sent Great Day




Simply Sent Everyday Elegance




Simply Sent Sweet Moments


And get a FREE coordinating stamp set:







It’s Your Day




Es tu día (Spanish It’s Your day)




C’est ta fête (French It’s Your Day)




Everyday Wishes




You’re Cherished




Chérissons les anges (French You’re Cherished)




They’re here (available from October 1, 2011 – January 3, 2012). Stampin’ Up! Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps are a brand-new product that will appeal to crafters and non-crafters alike–not to mention kids!

The easy-to-use cookie stamp has a solid wood handle with three interchangeable stamp images: a heart, a jack-o-lantern, and a snowflake.

Just make your favorite shortbread cookie dough (or one of the two included recipes) and stamp away! Create beautiful, hand-stamped cookies in a flash. The stamp images are completely food-safe and child-friendly.  No ink required!


Item Description Price
125152 Includes solid wood handle with three interchangeable stamp images, two recipes, and tips for use $16.95

Consider these coordinating Stampin’ Up! products:

Stampin up cookie stamp

Page Description Price
19 Simple Snowflake Single Stamp $8.95
20 Homemade Single Stamp $9.95
162 Creatively Yours Set $18.95
194 Baker’s Twine $2.95
224 Lots of Tags Sizzlits Die Set $21.95
15* Kraft Gift Box (4) (Holiday Mini Catalog) $2.95

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I finally finished the coupon book we will be doing in our October 21st class.  I still have 2 spaces available for it so if you want to sign up, let me know. This is available for long distance customers as well as a full kit.  The price is $10.00 plus shipping.

I got the Fabulous Florets stamp set back in June and haven’t done anything with it.  I went to Splitcoast and saw that there were over 600 different samples up there!  Looks like you’ll be seeing a lot of this stamp set from me in the near future. What was I thinking, it’s a beautiful set!


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Special Treats

I’ve made these candy bar holders last December. They are super easy to make.  The original directions have you seal up the sides with sticky strip.  Here the original post of the first one I made. After making a few, I felt you don’t need to. Why waste good tape?  The paper measures 3 x 11 1/2. Score it at 5 1/2 & 10.  The DSP measures 2 3/4 x 4.

These are for those really special trick-or-treators!

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