Monday, September 16, 2019

Mail It Monday's 2nd Anniversary Celebration!

Welcome to the 2nd Anniversary celebration of Mail it Monday! It is hard to believe that it has been two years since my very first post about starting Mail it Monday!

This image was in my very first post. You can see the post HERE. The words from this post still ring true today and I know that so many of you can relate! 

"I have an confession. It is embarrassing. I don't mail the cards I make. I have every intention of mailing them, but life always gets in the way. Its not a good excuse. But I still use it. Please tell me that I am not the only person who does this!

Its time to change that. Now. Time to start new habits. Time to start sharing love and kindness with friends and family. Handmade, straight-from-my-heart, love.

Today is the start of that change. Today I am starting Mail It Monday. Monday will become the day we remember to send cards. Even one card. A post card. Not a bill, that is just sad. :D

Every Monday I will be sharing the reminder to mail your cards.

Growing a community of card-MAILERS, not just card-MAKERS. 
That is the goal. Encourage one another. Send love to one another. Mail those cards!" 

So on Mondays since then I have been reminding you to mail your handmade cards. And now it is not only me, but a growing and lovely community of card-makers, sharing love and kindness with the world! Almost 1900 lovely card-makers! Isn't that incredible?!

Really, this is a celebration of YOU! And for the entire week we will be having prizes and giveaways! Please join us for all of the fun and giveaways on Instagram @MailItMonday!

A HUGE thank you needs to be sent out to the following people! 

These sponsors who are generously giving away prizes this week!!

Thank you to the following people who will be sharing their talents and their hearts with posts this week!!

Let's celebrate by making the world a brighter place -
by sending cards!

Sincerely Yours,

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Two Stamping Techniques, Two Cool Tools, One Fall Card

Moments of fall seem to be peeking through the days of lingering warm weather. One of my favorite fall color palettes is this one here. Mostly because I can create fall without diving head first into reds, yellows, and oranges. Because those colors somehow don't feel right when its still 85 out and the air conditioning is running. :D

Check out the We R Memory Keepers tools I used to create not only the beautiful sort-of fall color background, but also the shadowed sentiment.

For a full tutorial please visit the We R Memory Keepers Blog.

First set of tools up is the Impressions Daubers. These foam-handled tools are perfect for blending inks on your card stock or patterned paper. You can even use them to create unique backgrounds by using them as a stamp. There are two shapes as you can see. I personally love the circles, but when you need to get into a smaller spot, the triangles really are helpful. The Impressions Daubers come in a handy case that closes nicely. A fun and useful tool to add to your stash!

Then I used the Precision Press to create a very cool shadow effect behind my sentiment. The Precision Press is very helpful with lining up stamps so they line up perfectly. The part that I like the most about the Precision Press is the fact that the lid is not attached to the base. You can use the lid to stamp on its own. Nice for creating backgrounds.

Visit the We R Memory Keepers Blog for the full details on using these tools. Plus a few very helpful inking and stamping tips! 

Sincerely Yours,
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Monday, September 2, 2019

The Ultimate Inspiration Calendar For Card-Mailers - September 2019

It is time for another calendar for Mail It Monday! The month of September is already upon us and as the days began to get cooler and the sun starts to set earlier, we have more time to spend on card-making. The goal of Mail it Monday is to encourage you in your card-making, but more importantly, your card-MAILING! Sending cards is a simple and beautiful way to tell someone you are thinking about them. Its a way to make someone feel special. Send love, send cards. Imagine the difference that we as card-makers could make in this world by simply doing what we love?!

This calendar is a monthly list of national days being celebrated. Some of them are sweet and thoughtful, others are downright silly. But the goal is to inspire you to grab some different stamp sets and make cards based on the days. Or to remind you to send a card to someone, like a grandparent, or aunt, or your newspaper carrier.

You can download this calendar for FREE by clicking this link:
Once downloaded, feel free to print it off!

Or, save the image of the calendar and store it in your camera roll on your phone or tablet or laptop, or even desktop.
A HUGE welcome to all the new followers of Mail it Monday! Be sure and join in the community on Instagram at @MailitMonday. Each Monday I post reminding you to send cards. And when we all use the hashtag #mailitmonday, we can find each other and grow our community! By using the hashtag, I have found new card-making friends. Its wonderful to be able to see the creativity and encourage others. I also know it is a way for you to connect to others. Many card-mailing groups have formed through Mail It Monday!

If you want to learn more about the start of Mail it Monday, read these two blog posts.

One last note the 2nd anniversary celebration for Mail It Monday will be starting September 16!!! There are SO many prizes lined up already you will NOT want to miss anything! We will be celebrating for an entire week! Get your stamps ready!!

Sincerely Yours,

Monday, August 5, 2019

The Ultimate Inspiration Calendar for Card-Mailers - August 2019

I think the days are going faster and faster. Maybe it is just the summer. Whatever is happening in our busy days, let's use this calendar as a reminder to send cards to those in our lives!

The Ultimate Inspiration Calendar for Card-Mailers is a FREE resource for you to print, or even save the image below. Use this calendar as card-making AND card-mailing inspiration. Use these often silly days to remind you to take out that forgotten set of stamps. Use the special days as a reminder to send a card to someone who needs one. However you choose to use this calendar, let it be an encouragement for you to send love, send cards.
To download your FREE calendar, click here:

If you are new to Mail It Monday, please follow along with us on Instagram. The account is @MailItMonday. Everyone posts with the hashtag #mailitmonday. When we follow along, we encourage each other in our card-making and card-mailing. Its a way to find new friends who love cards as much as we do. Use it to find new friends to send cards to! The community is always growing and we want to include you!

Plus, I am terrible at keeping fun secrets, so I have to let you know that the second anniversary of Mail It Monday is coming in September! You CANNOT believe the companies that have already joined in for the celebration, and all the fabulous bloggers too! Prizes, fun, and celebrating! This is going to be good!

Sincerely Yours,

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

simple and sweet shaker cards with WRMK Clear Cut Punch Mini

Ahhh, summertime. Warm temps, days at the pool, late nights chasing lightning bugs and toasting marshmallows...and you need a card for tomorrow?!?!? 

Hang on, no worries, once again We R Memory Keepers has a tool that will make quick, adorable, and even interactive cards in minutes! Say hello to the Mini Clear Cut Punch! Clear Cut Punches allow you to see what you are punching. Like an image? A letter? A part of your patterned paper? No problem, cut it away easily with this magnetic punch! A follow-up to the regular-sized punches, these Mini Clear Cut Punches are fun for card-making!

Matching my punches up with these super sweet papers from Pebbles, made for quick and easy shaker cards. So easy, you can include the kiddos in the process. Which, is always wonderful!

Check out the full tutorial on the We R Memory Keepers Blog and if you want to see more about the punches and how they work, pop on over and visit my Stories on Instagram. You can find me @kimberlystamps .

Sincerely Yours,
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Monday, June 24, 2019

The Ultimate Inspiration Calendar for Card-Mailers Calendar - July 2019

Download the calendar for FREE here:

Hello card-mailers! Hard to believe how quickly the summer is passing us by! But it is time for the JULY calendar! This month's calendar seems to be full of good food and drink, which seems appropriate for the heart of summer. But there are a few days of special note, that we don't want to have get lost in the shuffle of sloth and gluttony...
July 11th is Cheery Up the Lonely Day. Be sure and send a card off to someone special that needs extra love. I might also encourage you to bring a card to an elderly neighbor who might be alone. Or, even bring a stack of cards to a local nursing home and have them passed out. Spread the love wherever you can.

Also note the family members days later in the month. Cousins, Aunts and Uncles, and Father-In-Laws. You know, we often forget to acknowledge those family members, at least I do. Take the time to send a card off to them. Write about a special memory you have of them. Its a sweet way to send love via good old fashioned snail mail!

Join us on Instagram @mailitmonday. There is a constantly growing community of card-mailers there waiting to encourage your card-making AND your card-mailing! Plus, I share fun postage stamps coming out, places that are in need of cards, card drives, and much more! We would love to see you there!

Download the calendar for FREE here:

Sincerely Yours,

Monday, June 3, 2019

Backyard Movie Lights - DIY Neon Lights - We R Memory Keepers Big Happy Jig

For the last couple of summers, we have been hosting backyard movie nights at our house. We found an amazing and massive screen and my husband and son put together an amazing sound system! We have tons of friends and families over. We have snacks, visit, and enjoy favorite movies under the stars! Its one of our favorite parts of summer!

I always have a ton of snacks, but once the sun sets and the movie starts, well, its tough to see your way to refill your popcorn! I have tried some other solutions, but none really seemed to work. So, when I got my design team box with the We R Memory Keepers Big Happy Jig and the Neon Wire, I knew that I was going to have a blast creating signs for our movie nights!

The Neon Wire bends easily, just like standard wire. While there are tons of design patterns available, I made my own when it came to this popcorn box! I used two different colors of wire for a very specific reason-the Neon Wire has three different functions! 

Each set of wire has a battery pack that is also a controller. The first setting is steady, the second is a slower blink, and the third is a fast blink. On my popcorn box, I can keep the box steady, but have the popcorn blink! EEEE! SO cute!

After creating my wire shapes, I mounted them to frames and signs that I had in my crafty stash, making it easy to display them. I made two more wire designs, but need to find the perfect backers for them. I cannot wait to get all my signs out!

We had our first backyard movie this past weekend and the signs were a hit! Everyone loved them, and loved that they could see their way to the popcorn as well! I have a full tutorial on the We R Memory Keepers blog. Its full of great tips that you won't want to miss!

Sincerely Yours,

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