Thursday, April 9, 2015

Spotlight On...Kimberly Rendino!


We are proud to bring you our next Spotlight On..Kimberly Rendino!  Kim's bold and striking projects for several of our challenges caught our attention like THESE for our Playdate No. 3 Challenge.  We love the unexpected details and touches that really make her projects stand out and be noticed!  

Wait until you see what she's made today...Kimberly shines bright!        


Hello, hello, hello!   I'm so happy to be here on the Winnie & Walter blog for the new 'Spotlight On' feature.   When I got that email from Shay, I confess.....I did a little happy dance!  

So....a little bit about me.   I've been married to my husband, Joe, for 17 years and I am mom to two awesome (most of the time!) kids - Alex who just turned 14 and Arissa, 11.   I just ventured back to work this year, as a substitute teacher's aide.   It's the perfect job - I'm not on a regular work schedule, so I have lots of time to get crafty!  I've been crafty as long as I can remember - scrapbooking gave way to cards a few years back.   I'm a huge fan of w&w stamps - my collection keeps growing and I look forward to each new release!


The theme of the month is 'Fiesta', and I may have gotten a little carried away in the craft room!  I thought I'd try to step outside the box a little and work with pastels.   I'm normally a brights kinda gal, so this was a stretch for me!

First up is a card featuring the sets Scenery - The Party Hangover and The Party.   I die cut a window into the front of the card and stamped and embossed the streamers and sentiment onto the front.   I colored the streamers in on the back side of the vellum with Copics for a soft, pastel look.  

I stamped, colored and fussy cut the gifts and arranged them in the corner of the window.   A few Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins finish the card off! 

Next up is a quick card using The Party. I stamped the flower overlapping itself and added some Copic colored adhesive pearls to the center of each.   The sentiment from The Big, the Bold, and the Happy finished this card off in record time!

For my last card today, I blended several colors of Distress Inks for an ombre background, then added the fussy cut party hat from The Party towards the center.   I added the top and bottom to the hat with embossing powder.  I decided to add some more to the background, so I masked the hat and used Scenery: Big Bang Circle Creative Screenings with some translucent embossing paste (leaving room for the sentiment).   As soon as I removed the stencil I sprinkled some glitter over the top.    I fussy cut the horn and added some more heat embossing to it to tie everything together.

Phew!   That's all for today.   Thanks for hanging in there with me!   I hope you enjoyed these projects - I enjoyed the challenge of creating with pastels - sometimes its nice to step out of the box!   Stop on over to my blog, Kimplete Kreativity, and say hi!   I always love making new crafty friends :)


  1. Kimberly, it's easy to see why the spotlight is on you: your cards are amazing! Way to go in stepping outside your comfort zone in using pastels,with results that are gorgeous! Whoever the lucky recipients are for these celebration delights will be wearing mega-watt smiles, as am I! Inspired and inspiring!

  2. Very, very pretty, Kimberly... so nice to meet you in the Spotlight!
    =] Michele

  3. Gorgeous projects so pleased to meet you? :)
    Kate xx

  4. Wonderful cards! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Amazing, gorgeous cards! Off to your blog now, Kimberly, to grab some more eye candy!

  6. Wonderful cards and the pastel colors are so pretty!

  7. Really simple beautiful cards refreshing

  8. Well, my dear Kimberly, you'll no doubt be pleased to know I did NOT get by the first group of pics without pinning! LOL Your cards are ALL AMAZING and I can't wait to try them myself! Great work and thanks for sharing them.

  9. Such beautiful cards Kimberely..I loved the soft shades and the beautiful background you have created on your cards ..they are such a treat :)

  10. Thank you all for the lovely comments!!

  11. CONGRATULATIONS on being in the Spotlight Kimberly!!!
    Great getting to know you :)
    LOVE your BEAUTIFUL cards, FABULOUS designs, especially with your DELIGHTFUL colour palette, vellum window & stencilling - SO MUCH CREATIVE INSPIRATION, SO MUCH for me to try - THANK YOU for sharing!!!

  12. Your cards are absolutely stunning! Seriously, pure perfection!

  13. What a wonderful variety of cards!

  14. These are totally gorgeous! Love the colours you created with and all of the images are awesome!

  15. A trio of gorgeousness, Kimberly ... lovely to see all those fabulous pastels ... you rocked this spot! Anita :)

  16. Super impressive trio of cards - each one a delight!! Love the color, sparkle and dimension that each one has!! Love the party hat one with that gorgeous background!! Just so super well done!!

  17. Beautiful cards. Lovely color scheme


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