Thursday, April 27, 2017

Blue Water Bloggers - Blog Hop - get your retiring favorites!


Hi everyone!

I'm excited to be doing our first blue water blog hop!  This group was formed when a bunch of stampin friends got together for a training event and a beautiful friendship was formed.

The theme of our blog hop this month is to focus on some of the Stampin' Up! products that are retiring May 31st.  If you are interested in any of these products that I am showcasing for you, please don't delay, order them right away!  They are available on a while supplies last basis.

I chose to showcase the Oh So Succulent product suite.  It is one of my favorites and I will definitely miss it.  It is so versatile and definitely something that you will want added to your collection.  It's perfect for mothers day that is coming up, sympathy, get well, birthday just about any occasion.

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog, Kim Vogel, or you may have come from the person previous to me on the list.  If you get off track at any time, the full line-up below will help you move along from blog to blog to see some of our favorite retiring products.

Here are some projects that I made with this product suite:










Here is a video that provides you with more details regarding all the product that you can purchase.  I will also include a list of the supplies to make it easy for you!



Thank you for taking part in our first blue water blog hop.  There are so many amazing ideas and inspiration.  Remember thatyou are currently at my blog, Kim Vogel, so check the blog line up list to see who is next!

Wendy Cranford
Melanie Hockin
Dawn Bourgette
Rose-Ellen Eastman
Michelle Suit
Carrie Vermazen
Kim Vogel

Here is a list of supplies that are included in the Oh So Succulent suite.  Simply click on the "supply list" for a pdf of all the supplies, or just click on the item you would like to purchase and it will take you directly to my online store.  Remember, don't delay!




Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Terrific Tuesday Video- EASTERN PALACE = BEAUTIFUL!

Hi Everyone!

I'm back for another Terrific Tuesday Video, but before I get into the details regarding my video, I have to share with you what an AMAZING weekend we had! For those of you that don't know, by daughter Natalie is on a competitive dance team. She is 12 years old and has been dancing since she was 4. Her team was at a dance competition this weekend in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Natalie performed her tap solo number this year, and she find a PHENOMENAL job!!

She was one of about 15 girls invited to attend the Nationals in Ohio later this summer.  Unfortunately we won't be able to go as the Nationals are the same week as our Disney trip.  Her entire dance team is dancing in Disney the end of June and she is very excited about it!  I told her what an honor it was to simply be invited.

Here are a couple of pictures from the weekend.  It was a long weekend but so much fun!




Now onto my Terrific Tuesday video!  Thanks so much to all of you that take the time to comment on my videos, I love the feedback that I get from you all!

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The winner of the bolt of vanilla satin ribbon for commenting on last week's video is - SHELBY LAVRACK!!!!  Congratulations Shelby!  Up for grabs this week is a back of stampin' dimensionals - these are a MUST HAVE when stamping and card making in my opinion. All you have to do is join my mailing list if you are new to my blog/video, or comment on my video.

Today I am sharing with you a NEW product suite that will be coming out in the new annual catalog.  It is called the Eastern Palace Product Suite and I LOVE it. The colors in the product suite include three of our new incolors, tranquil tide, lemon lime twist and fresh fig.

It was so fun creating these cards to share with you all!  The awesome news is that Stampin' Up! is allowing this product suite to our customers the month of May, an ENTIRE MONTH EARLY.  That's right - you can purchase this product suite beginning May 1st.

Here are the cards that I made using the Eastern Palace product:



very vanilla cardstock 5.5 x 8.5 score at 4.25 - card base
tranquil tide cut 5 x 3.75 for mat
designer series paper cut 2.5 x 3.5 (two different patterns)
tranquil tide cut 2.25 x 2.25
vanilla cut 2 x 2
banner cut 1 x 2.25


Dapper Denim 5.5 x 8.5 score at 4.25
DSP cut 5 x 3.75
smaller DSP cut 3 x 3 
sentiment banner cut 1 x 3


tranquil tide 5.5 x 8.5 score at 4.25
DSP cut 5.25 x 4
very vanilla 4.75 x 3.5 - this is the piece you will run through the Big Shot


fresh fig 5.5 x 8.5 score at 4.25
Dsp 3 x 3.5
very vanilla 3.25 x 3.25


Make sure you check out my video as I go over all the product in more detail and show you all of it.  You can view my video below:



This product suite is available in two easy to purchase bundles.  Please note the items you get for FREE!  the $103.50 bundle includes EVERYTHING you need right down to the cardstock, ink and envelopes!



Thanks for taking the time to stop by today, I look forward to having you back next week!

Happy stamping!

Kim :-)



Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Terrific Tuesday Video! Floating Re-inker Technique - SO FUN playing with Ink!

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter, I know we sure did, I thought I would share a picture with you of our girls from Easter.  They are growing up so fast!  Natalie, my oldest daughter is 12, and Claire is 9.  It was so nice seeing them both dressed up!  It isn't too often that we get Claire in a dress.





Today is Tuesday, which means it's time for another TERRIFIC TUESDAY VIDEO!

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The winner of the pack of doilies for commenting on last weeks video is - CATHY WILLIAMS!!  Up for grabs this week is a bolt of the vanilla satin ribbon. All you have to do is join my email list and/or comment on my video to have your name entered.  

Today I chose to share with you another technique referred to as the floating re-inker technique.  This is a FUN and relaxing way to play with ink!  Remember that every Tuesday there is a give-a-way.  You have a chance at winning simply by joining my mailing list or by commenting on my video. 

Here are pictures of the cards that I made.  The fun in this technique is watching the colors spread onto the paper. If you enjoy water coloring this is definitely a technique for you! Keep in mind I did not use any orange ink on these flowers, I only used melon mambo and daffodil delight.  





Check out my video for all the details regarding this technique:




Here is the complete list of products that I used to make this card:










Welcome to the Thailand Incentive Trip Achievers Blog Hop for April 2017. I'm excited to be participating!  This month our theme is to show all of you some of the highlights from our Stampin' Up! onstage event that took place on April 8th!  I chose to focus on our NEW 2017-2019 INCOLORS because I absolutely LOVE THEM!  

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog, Kim Vogel, or you may have come from the person previous to me on the list. If you get off track at any time, the full line-up below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.  At the moment you are visiting Kim Vogel.

I chose to use the all NEW daisy punch to make a card using all of the upcoming in-colors.  I love showcasing the new incolors on cards and projects versus just sharing the cardstock colors with you.  I'm so excited to start using these colors and incorporating them into our others awesome color families!


So without further ado, let me introduce the new colors to you!

Tranquil Tide


Fresh Fig


Berry Burst


Lemon Lime Twist


Powder Pink 


Here is a video with more details regarding the new in-colors and the designer series paper I used and a NEW PUNCH!




Remember you won't be able to order these awesome new products until June 1st - UNLESS - YOU JOIN STAMPIN UP! As a demonstrator you are able to pre-order NEW product May 2nd. You can make all your stamping and crafting friends jealous by having new stuff before they have it, contact your demonstrator today for all the details.  Don't have a demonstrator?  I would LOVE to have you join my team.  

Whether you plan to host classes of your own, or just join because you LOVE our product, you can receive 20% off all your orders with the potential of receiving 25% off!  The process to join is very easy and can be done by visiting my website at www.kimsbasementbunch.com then clicking "Join the Basement Bunch"

We also have monthly meetings which are very fun and provide a great time of chatting and laughter, business training and of course STAMPING! In addition we also have a private facebook page with LOTS of inspiration.  These meetings are attended by both my hobby team members and those that are running a Stampin' Up! business.  There is something for everyone!  We simply come together and have FUN!  Let me know if you have any questions,  I would love to have you join my team!

 Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration.  Remember that currently you are at my blog, Kim Vogel, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next!






Here is the list of supplies I used - remember, you can't order them until June 1st(unless you become a demonstrator):

2017-2019 in color inks, cardstock, dsp - lemon lime twist, berry burst, fresh fig, powder pink, tranquil tide
Whisper white cardstock
Daisy Punch
Gold Glimmer Paper
1/2 inch circle punch
Dimensionals 







Sunday, April 16, 2017


Welcome to the RemARKable Creative Blog Hop for April 2017.  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Kim Vogel - or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. At the moment you are visiting Kim Vogel.

This month our theme is to show you some AMAZING projects using the Urban Underground Suite.  I chose to show you a couple of the cards that I used in my masculine card class last month.  I used the urban underground product suite which is timely for Father's Day.  

If you like my projects and would like to see more, join my mailing list by clicking on the "join my mailing list" button from my home page at www.kimsbasementbunch.com . You will receive my weekly emails and videos delivered right to your inbox.  





Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you Won’t want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog – Kim Vogel, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.





Here is the list of supplies that I used to make these cards.  Click on the item you would like to order and it takes you directly to my online store, or click on the words "supply list" at the bottom and it will provide you with the complete list of everything I used in case you want to order it ALL!   

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to having you back!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Magic Card Technique - Terrific Tuesday Video!

Hi everyone!

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It's time for another Terrific Tuesday Video!  Today I would like to share with you the Magic Card Technique. This technique will be a huge hit to any recipient who receives a card like this!

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The winner of the cupcakes and carousels cardstock  for commenting on last weeks video is - LUCY SCHMIDT!  Lucy please email me at kim@kimsbasementbunch.com so I can get your mailing address to send you this AWESOME package of cardstock!





This technique looks hard, but it really isn't once you watch the video and follow the steps.  The hardest part,and I wouldn't really call it hard, is lining up the stamped image on both the white piece of paper and the window sheet.  

That is where the stamp-a-ma-jig comes in handy!  If you have a stamp-a-ma-jig and don't now how to use it, or noticed it in the catalog and wondered what it is, then this card and this technique is PERFECT for you!!!  

Here is a picture of the finished card:




To see all the details and the measurements on how I made this card, please check out my video:





Here is the list of supplies I used to make this card.  To place at order, visit www.kim_vogel.stampinup.net  Use hostess code:  3BA6GMP9, anyone who orders on this hostess code will receive 5 free tutorials!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop - Saying Goodbye to 5 Retiring Incolors


Welcome to the Remarkable Ink Big Blog Hop for April 2017.  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Kim Vogel - or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. At the moment you are visiting Kim Vogel.

This month our theme is to show you some AMAZING projects using the five in-colors that will be leaving the end of May.  Here are pictures of the five colors retiring.  

They are cucumber crush, watermelon wonder, mint macaron, delightful dijon and tip top taupe. I am really going to miss watermelon wonder and mint macaron.



I chose to make some Easter cards for us to send to family using these retiring colors.  I love how they turned out.  My future daughter-in-law snagged one to send to her niece too!  They sure turned out adorable and my girls and I has so much fun coloring them!

If you are in love with any of these colors I encourage you to place your order as soon as possible.  Once the retiring list of products is released on April 10th, these colors are the first to go, don't delay - order your supply of inks, cardstock, markers and designer series paper right away!  

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All of the details regarding how I assembled the cards and colored the bunnies are included in my video. I have also listed the supplies I use farther down on this post.  I hope you enjoy!


Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog – Kim Vogel, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.




Here is the list of supplies that I used to make these cards.  Click on the item you would like to order and it takes you directly to my online store, or click on the words "supply list" at the bottom and it will provide you with the complete list of everything I used in case you want to order it ALL!  

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to having you back!