Author Archives: kim

About kim

I am a lifelong teacher with a passion for stamping, scrapbooking, sewing and paper crafts. I have been teaching high school science for 24 years. I am happily married with 2 kids in college!

Alcohol Ink Background With Alcohol Lift Ink

Wait!  What?! I create an alcohol ink background and then I use a special ink to lift some of it off my background? That’s what I said! If you follow me, you know that my latest class is all about re-inkers and I just fell in love with the re-inking techniques that I’ve been doing… Read More »

Alcohol Re-Inkers With Altenew Goodness

I’ve now been playing with techniques using the Altenew Artist Marker Refill inks for the last several days.  These are alcohol inks and they are fabulously fun to play with. Altenew Academy has a class that is live right now called Rethink Re-Inkers.  I didn’t realize that it would be about alcohol re-inkers.  In all… Read More »

Re-Inker Techniques: Creating An Alcohol Ink Background With Foil

I started a new class today at Altenew Academy called Rethink Re-Inkers.   It honestly never occurred to me that when I purchase the refill bottles for the Altenew Artist Markers I was actually getting quite a bit for my crafting dollars.  These refills are bottles of beautifully colored alcohol inks and there are a… Read More »

Distress Marker Techniques For Quick Watercolor Images

I pulled out my Distress Markers today because I felt like doing a watercolor technique but I am crunched for time.  Work is crazy busy and I’m just exhausted at the end of the day.  I cherish whatever time I can squeeze in to be creative and crafty! I pulled out Concord & 9th’s new… Read More »

Top 100 Card Making YouTube Channels

I’m so excited that I am #42 (any Hitchhiker’s Guide Fans out there?) on the Top 100 Card Making YouTube Channels for Cardmaking and Papercrafting list this week! 42. Stamping Imperfection About Youtuber Papercrafting and card making tutorials and techniques. Frequency about 2 videos per month Since Oct 2012 Channel youtube.com/user/StampingImp..+ Follow Youtube Followers- 14,877… Read More »

Just How Do You Do That Drop Shadow Faux Dimension?

I’ve been practicing and mentioning my single layer card faux dimension technique called drop shadow.  Several people have asked me how to do it so I created a video and a pair of cards to show you how to do this technique and to compare what a difference it makes. I held up the two… Read More »

Create 6 Cards With One Small Stamp and Die Set

Sunny Studio Stamps had a really fun autumn release of stamps, dies and patterned papers.  I fell in love with the colors and the images and couldn’t resist making a purchase. I especially loved the little Beautiful Autumn stamp and die set.  One sentiment, 3 images and 3 small dies. I challenged myself one afternoon… Read More »