August Updates

Hello Stampers!

When I flipped the calendar to August, it reminded me (unfortunately) the end of summer is nearing, schools are starting, and all the fun traditions of fall are coming soon. I don’t want to wish summer away too soon though, so I hope you enjoy the sunshine and some fun, creative, relaxation time this month!

Bonus Days Codes
August also means it’s time to shop with Bonus Days rewards earned in July. Yay – free stampin’ goodies! If you ordered at least $50 of product in July, you received a $5 code to be redeemed in August. Look for your code in your email. Contact me to help you place your August order, or order directly from my online store at:

Extra! Extra!

This month is also a great time to consider joining my team. Being a demonstrator is fun, you get extra free products in your kit this month, and can pre-order from the 2019 Holiday Catalog now! Did you hear that? From the Holiday Catalog! And, I can tell you, it’s fabulous. Select $155 worth of any product for just $99 + tax (shipping is free). Join in August and receive a $10 credit to use on an order in September. Purchase the starter kit and receive a 20 percent discount on future orders. No need to hold parties or workshops. Just enjoy the products and other special incentives demonstrators receive.

Find out more here or contact me to chat about the opportunity.

Paper Pumpkin

You have until September 10 to subscribe and receive the September Paper Pumpkin. It’s a Halloween-themed kit that includes the ingredients to create 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. September’s kit also gives new meaning to the word “handmade.” 

Copy this link into your browser to sign up for Paper Pumpkin:

Holiday Catalog

Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Catalog goes live September 4. It is packed full with new stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, ribbon, punches, framelits, and more for Halloween, fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas, winter, and even Valentine’s Day. I’m in the process of distributing these, so let me know if you want one.

Kim’s News

This week, my husband and I embark on an exciting journey. We’re moving from Lincoln, Nebraska, where we’ve lived for the past fifteen years, to Mesa, Arizona, where my husband will work for State Farm. While it will be very sad to leave, I’m looking forward to new adventures. I will return to Lincoln for a few days in September, so look for my class schedule and get your stamping fix.

Once I get settled in Arizona, I’ll be trying out Facebook Lives and YouTube videos to share Stampin’ Up! products and projects. Stay tuned!

I truly appreciate your continued support of my business as I work toward a major Stampin’ Up! goal! As I transition, you may place orders directly on my web site at or you may call or email. Any order helps get me closer to the goal! Thank you!

Happy stamping!

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Celebrating with Time for Tags

Stampin' Up! Time for Tags

Stampin’ Up! Time for Tags

Hello Stampers!

There’s a really versatile host set in Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog called Time for Tags. It has a variety of sentiments and pairs with the Timeless Label Punch. For this card, I also used the brand-new Delightful Tag Topper Punch and the In Color (Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch and Blueberry Bushel) 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper stacks. I colored the images using Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin’ Write Markers.

It’s a fun, colorful card that can be shared with anyone, but especially those who love hot air balloons.

You can earn this stamp set and pay just $12.50 when you host a qualifying party (or order) of $150. Ask me how!

Thanks for stopping by today. A list of all the products I used to create this card is below. Click on any of the graphics to be taken directly to my online store where you can shop 24/7.


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Pretty Pressed Petals

Stampin' Up! Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape

Stampin’ Up! Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape

Hello Stampers!

Tucked on page 172 of Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog is a really cool product — Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape. It’s a two-roll package, but the one roll is so different than any other washi tape I’ve used before. It peels off in petals so you can create your own flowers! How fun is that?

I started with a white 1/2-inch circle and peeled the petals off the roll one by one. I affixed the centers onto the circle until I had created a flower. You can use the embossing buddy on the back of the flower to prevent the flower from totally sticking to your paper. One roll contains about 100 petals allowing you to create anywhere from 16 to 20 flowers per roll, depending on how many petals you use.

This card was inspired by a journal decorated by Ellen Woodbridge. I easily turned it into a card using other fun Stampin’ Up! products including a sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings, Pearlized Doilies, the Leaf Punch, Classic Label Punch, Subtle Embossing Folder, and Faceted Gems.

Thanks for stopping by today. You can see a list of all of the products I used below. Click on any of the links to be taken directly to my online store where you can shop 24/7.


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Stunning Stargazing

Stampin' Up! Stargazing

Stampin’ Up! Stargazing

Hello Stampers!

Here’s a second card I created using Stampin’ Up!’s Stargazing stamp set now available in Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog. Like I wrote in a previous post, I was, at first, stumped at what to create. But I kept playing around, and here’s the result.

I started with a piece of Shimmery White card stock. I stamped the “swirly” image with Versamark ink onto the paper three to four times. I applied the new Shimmer White Embossing Powder and heated with a Heat Tool. I highly recommend purchasing this Shimmer White Embossing Powder. It gives off such a shine! It is definitely a “wow”!

I then used an Aqua Painter and applied a wash of Night of Navy Ink Refill. I let it dry thoroughly before creating the rest of the card.

Some of the other key elements include the use of the Blueberry Foil Sheets from the Noble Peacock Foil Sheet pack and the Twinkle Builder Punch.

Thanks for stopping by today. Click on any of the photos below to be taken directly to my online store where you can purchase the items I used to creae today’s project.



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Team Stamp It Blog Hop–Stargazing

Hello Stampers!

Welcome to Team Stamp It’s monthly blog hop. This month, we’re featuring projects using brand-new products from Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog. Thanks for joining us! Be sure to visit each blog on the hop and leave a comment with the hashtag #tampitcontest. You’ll be entered into a drawing to win a Soft Sayings Card Kit.

There are so many fun new goodies, it was difficult to know where to start! But one of my customers nudged me out of my comfort zone. I love Pinterest, and I get a lot of my ideas from there. However, this customer wanted me to use Stampin’ Up!’s Stargazing stamp set. I found a few ideas on Pinterest, but soon realized I was going to have to create a “Kim Quade Original.” Here is the finished product.

Stampin' Up! Stargazing and Twinkle Builder

Stampin’ Up! Stargazing and Twinkle Builder

The card features a color combination of Night of Navy and Smoky Slate and has hints of bling from Silver Glimmer Paper (punched fro the Twinkle Builder Punch. This card easily lends itself to becoming a shaker card.

Scroll below to see a list of all of the Stampin’ Up! products I used to create this card. Click on any of the product product graphics to be taken directly to my online store where you can shop 24/7.

Thanks for stopping by today! Please let me know if you have questions.


Congratulations to Ann Diehl who won last month’s blog hop prize. Be sure to enter!



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