Friday, July 28, 2017

Swap Card Friday

Hi Everyone!

Today is your lucky day!  I had time to create a video showcasing some of my beautiful swap cards that I received from the Stampin' Leaders group that I am part of.

I hope you find some inspiration!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Thailand Trip Achievers Blog Hop - July 2017 - WHAT AN AMAZING TRIP!

Welcome to the Thailand Incentive Trip Achievers Blog Hop for July 2017. I'm excited to be participating!  This month our amazing trip to Thailand finally happened. I am so excited to share with you some of the awesome and amazing things we did!  

First, let me show you a picture of the swap card I made.  It isn't a Stampin' Up! event unless there is swapping involved.  Swapping was optional but I never turn down the opportunity!  I chose to use the pleated skirt card that I showcased on my blog a couple of weeks ago.  I also created a video for anyone who would like to learn this technique. 

This is a picture of the hospitality room.  Every day we went to this work we were SPOILED ROTTEN!  This room was loaded with candy and sweets galore!  The best part though is that there was a corn hole game and every day we played for prizes.  

One day it was our choice of a pack of DSP, another day it was washi tape, etc. It was also a place to cool down from the hot and humid weather.  The hospitality room is also the best spot to catch up with fellow demonstrator friends.  

This next picture is from the group event the day we went to Phang Nga Bay.  Words can not describe this amazing experience.  We took a speed boat out and then jumped into canoes for a panoramic view of the beautiful formations.

This next picture is the beach. It was so windy on the beach and we weren't able to swim here but it was beautiful none the less. 

This picture was taken at our final event.  Stampin' Up! adds all the perfect touches to their events to make them top notch.  Check out all the hard-carved fruit. 

This final picture is of the James Bond Island.  GORGEOUS!!!!

I could show you tons more but I'll save some for the rest to show you as well!  As you can tell it was an amazing trip and we had a wonderful time.  Coming back to reality and adjusting to the time change was definitely a bit of a challenge though.  

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 of our pictures and memories.  At the moment you are visiting Kim Vogel.

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop as we share this amazing experience with you, make sure you check the blog hop line up list to see who is next!

Terrific Tuesday Video for Tuesday, July 25th!

Hi everyone and welcome to another Terrific Tuesday Video.  I think I am finally back on track following our trip to Disney and our trip to Thailand.  I have settled back in to work and have my Stampin' routine back.  Thank you to all of you for your patience.  Vacation is nice but it's always nice to get back home!

This week I will be sharing the tissue paper technique with all of you.  Here is a picture of the card that I will be demonstrating. All the details are provided in my video.  This is a simple technique and a great WOW card! 

I used inspiration from a card I received from Jennifer Cotton as part of our card swaps from the Thailand trip, changed the colors a little, and incorporated the tissue paper technique.  I LOVE how it turned out!  

Jennifer's card is the blue and orange (night of navy and peekaboo peach), I changed it up and used lemon lime twist and berry burst.  

Here are the measurements of the cardstock:

Whisper white card base 5.5 x 8.5 scored at 4.25
Berry Burst mat cut to 5.25 x 4
Whisper White mat cut to 5 x 3.75

The stampset that I used for this card is called, Oh So Eclectic.  Here is a picture of the stampset.


Check out my video for all the details on this card technique.  You will see some tissue paper for this technique:

REMEMBER TO COMMENT ON MY VIDEO FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!  Since I haven't done a drawing for a couple of weeks, I am putting the names of all the individuals who commented on my last two videos into the random picker app.  The winner of the box of glue dots is............BRIDGET ERVIN!

Bridget won just for commenting on one of my last two videos! Congratulations BRIDGET!!  Up for grabs this week is a bolt of the crocheted trim. One lucky winner will be announced on my blog post next Tuesday so make sure you check back and that you visit youtube and comment on my video!

Here is a complete list of supplies that I used to create this card.  Remember you will need to pick up some tissue paper from your local department store:

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Terrific Tuesday Video for Tuesday, July 11

Hi everyone!

Today's blog post will be short and sweet!  As many of you know I just returned home from the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip to Thailand. WHAT AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE!

Today I would like to share with you some pictures from our amazing trip as well as the beautiful swaps that I received.

This was a picture of the fruit bar that was available for breakfast every day

This is a picture of the James Bond Island

This is a picture of me with Shelly Gardner, Stampin' Up!'s founder 

These two pictures from from our canoe ride through the formations - it was AMAZING!

This is a picture of a temple 

ELEPHANTS - we loved the elephants!

We are still suffering from jet lag and the time difference. Thailand is 11 hours ahead of my time zone here in Michigan.

Today is my first day back to work as well, so I am spending my lunch hour to provide you all with a terrific Tuesday video and blog post.  I promise I will return to regular blog posts next week and will also announce winners from the comments on my last two videos as well.

The video I  have for you today showcases all the swaps as I did not have time to be in my craft room since we were on vacation all week :-)  I missed it but it was so nice to have some time to RELAX.

I hope these cards give you some inspiration.

Here is a video showcasing all the swaps as well!

I hope you all have a wonderful week and check back next week for new projects!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Terrific Tuesday Video for July 11th!

Hi everyone and greetings from Thailand!  I promise I will show you all some pictures upon my return. Today's blog post is going to be short and sweet.

Most of you know that my son Matt is getting married August 12.  I have had many of you ask me if we made their invitations and of course the answer was YES!  Well, they are now in the mail and I can now share them with all of you.

Please keep in mind some of the product that we used on these invitations is now retired as these were a year in the making!  I mainly would like to provide you with the idea to help you in making wedding invitations for a special person in your life.  Here are some pictures of it.  

I also created a video that provides all the details and measurements.

As most of you know, I am out of the country so I will be drawing my lucky winners for commenting on my videos next week. 

Don't forget to check out my ordering special that I am offering while I am gone!  For those of you not on my email list I will honor the same ordering special to you as well.  This ordering special is my way of thanking all of you for your support of my Stampin' Up! business. 


This special will run July 7 through the 17. TEN DAYS!! 

If you place an order through my online store you will get a PACKAGE OF GOODIES from me ($35 order minimum but remember if you take your order to $50 you will get a coupon for $5 off an order in August)

Be sure to use this host code when you check out!
UDE6HTNU, visit to place your order.

Here is what you will get from me!

5 FREE homemade beautiful cards
A package of the NEW mini dimensionals
A package of pearls
A package of dazzling diamonds glitter

that's over a $25 value, just for shopping with me while I'm gone!  

From the bottom of my heart - THANK YOU ALL!!!  

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Terrific Tuesday 4th of July Edition

Hi everyone and happy 4th of July.  I hope you all have had a great weekend with family and friends or just a relaxing one if you chose to take some time to relax and enjoy the nice weather.  

The girls and I spent the weekend with my mom and we enjoyed some time with her, it's always so short though!

Today I am sharing with you a card that I did as a make and take this past weekend.  It is simple and sweet and sometimes we need quick, easy and duplicate cards.  Keep in mind that you can easily change the sentiment and the stamped image to make this card using other stampsets as well!

This stampset is very near and dear to my heart having been raised on a very small dairy farm.  It reminds me of driving tractor with my dad and all the hot days of baling hay, boy I sure do miss him.  My dad passed away 9 years ago ad not a day goes by that I don't think of him!  

The stampset that I used is called Heartland.  Here is a picture of it:

Since the event that I did was over the 4th weekend, I decided to do this card in both red and blue to give the attendees at my booth an option.  Which one is your favorite:


Check out my video for all the details on this card.

REMEMBER TO COMMENT ON MY VIDEO FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN! The winner of the dimensionals for commenting on last week's video is JESSICCA SOMMER! Congratulations JESSICCA!!  Up for grabs this week is a box of glue dots. Another staple that we all need!

Here is a complete list of supplies that I used to create these cards: