Hopping with Kylie and Gang

Welcome to this month’s blog hop! I hope you are finding great, inspirational projects as you stop by each of our pages.  

First things first…  You are currently parked at my blog – Keep It Simple, Stampers.  I am Joanne Cantrell from a little tiny town at the very bottom of Illinois, smack dab in the middle of the United States.  I aim to keep my projects simple, but often get carried away because Stampin’ Up! offers such great embellishments!

This group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators has gathered together to learn a thing or two from Kylie Bertucci and her gang of merry stamping buddies.  It is a place where we can grow and learn to be the best demonstrators we can be for YOU, our beloved customers.

For me, 2019 is going to be a year of simplicity. If you have followed my blog for long, you have learned that I am a really busy person. I work a couple jobs plus volunteer for everything in addition to having a family and trying to carve out time to stamp. So, this year I am focusing on what is really important.

And, of course what is really important at this moment is being able to produce a beautiful card quick and easy. We all need a go to design and/or set that we can use when we have 5-10 minutes to produce a card worthy of the need. A card that no one can tell it only took you a minute or two to produce.

Well, in the 2019 Occasions Catalog, I have found my newest go-to stamp set. It’s found on page 36 and it called Humming Along (#148758). What is great about it is that it have big bold line art that stands by itself or lends itself to all the latest techniques as well as the classics.

Here are two simple cards that I did with it today. (And by today, I mean I went up to the craft room at 7:03 this morning and was done with both by 7:15am. LOL)

This card is classic black and white. No embellishments. No nothing. The only thing I did was create your standard 5-1/4″ x 4″ layer and pop it up with Dimensionals. Yet, the card is beautiful. It needs nothing else.


But, just to step it up a tiny little notch, I added a bit of color…

Still no embellishments. Just stamping with a little coloring using the Water Color Pencils. I did use a blender pen just to blend the pencil strokes. But other than that… nothing! I did try to put a ribbon on it, but it just didn’t look right. It is stunning all by itself.

This amazing Humming Along stamp set also has coordinating dies. Who doesn’t love that! So watch for things coming soon that feature those.

For now, just keep hopping along to see what the others have to offer you this month!

Until next time… keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂 Joanne

13 thoughts on “Hopping with Kylie and Gang

  1. Lovely cards Joanne, especially the black and white one….I laughed so much at, Hopping with Kylie and the gang! Funny lady! 🙂

  2. I am trying to embrace simplicity! It’s hard not to keep adding lol . I love all things with hummingbirds and think this stamp set is going to be a fave 🙂 Love how you have done the two cards to make them simple yet very pretty.

  3. Love your simple stamping – I struggle with that but your cards have inspired me – you don’t need all the extras to have a beautiful card!

  4. Wow impressive Joanne, love the simpleness of this card and how you could add colour if you wanted to. TFS

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