Monday, October 31, 2011

CTMH - Holiday Wishes

WHEN YOU PLACE A MINIMUM ORDER OF $25 IN MY ACRYLI X® STAMP sets* between November 1–30, you can add a new D-size Holiday Wishes stamp set for only $5! That’s a significant savings of $14.95. You may buy one Holiday Wishes stamp set for every $25 in qualifying stamp sets you purchase.
As a creative bonus, many of the images in the set coordinate with our Cricut®Art Philosophy cartridge for added cutting and stamping fun! Let me know if you are interested!!!!!  Love this opportunity the stamps in this set are beautiful!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

kindergarten - Sarah 1997

Had some time this afternoon to put together another Layout using my supplies from Close to my heart.  I really have been enjoying the stamp so clean and easy to use!  The card stock is amazing to cut with my cricut and it has a white core if I feel like distressing.  This Layout is of my daughter's KG class in 1997.  She looks great in the pic but her friend next to her... lol... mouth hanging wide open.  I didn't want everyone to see the names that are always on the bottom of the class pics but I also wanted to be able to refer to the names if ever needed so I put them on a tab to pull out behind the pic. I hope you enjoy!

Close up shot of the embellishments that can be added
 of course popped the buttons and added some bling to the star
 distressed the cardboard but you can't see it that well in this pic

I am entering my Layout into the following challenges:

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Two Layouts - close to my heart products

Good morning everyone,

I have a couple of LO's to share.  I have become a close to my heart consultant and I haven't had time to play around but yesterday I was with a bunch of my scrapbooking friends and pulled out two LO a single and a double (sounds like I am talking baseball).
The frist LO I used the elemental workshop on the go package - love the earth tone colours.  The pictures are very old as you can tell that I am still sportin a mullet!!!!  I just love the facial expressions of my daughter.  I would guess the year to be 1994 or 1995.   The journaling is on the tag behind the picture of us with the duck.  All pictures were taken at Chinguacousy Park in Brampton Ontario
I am entering the above LO in the Lasting Memories - Cherish challenge

This one I made using the Roxie collection - I loved playing around with the papers and the stamps.. so much fun.  The pictures are of my daughter and her bf during a trip into TO. They had dinner at the CN tower, went to the hockey hall of fame and finished with a concert to see Blink 182.  I am waiting for her to do the journaling for the page.
 A close up of the second generation stamping and pop ups used
 the one shows second generation stamping but then I also rolled the corners to give the two tone effect
Second page -waiting for the journaling
 The first page - the lattice work was all done by stamps - the clear stamps allows you to place the stamp where you would like it- love this

thanks again for stopping by - sending hearts 
entering this page into the following challenge:
Simon Says - anything goes 

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Blog Challenge

Good evening everyone,

I have joined a group on where our lovely host Mish provides us weekly inspiration to write about in our blog.
This Friday she posted :
Quote: Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Writing Prompt: Tell us 10 things about yourself that not a lot of people know.

With the three options I picked the picture... I was drawn to it at first sight.

It brings a little fear to me as I am afraid of heights and the unknown.  When I was in grade eight my class watched the movie "The Fog"  scared the **** out of me!!  Some times I think I was on the Titanic in a different life because fog and icebergs scare me.  It also could be an unknown thing with the icebergs as well.  did you know that an iceberg is mostly underwater.  We can only see 10% of it above the water... ARGGHH!!!  just thinking about it gives me the shivers.

My daughter and i were snorkeling in Croatia in the sea and I was busy watching the pretty fish when the bottom of the sea fell out of view!!!  Totally gave myself a panic attack - did my daughter stay to help... NO... she swam so fast back to the boat thinking it was a shark that had caused the look of panic on my face.

Well.... that is it for the moment... a little insight to me... have a great night
sending hearts,

Almost halloween

So with Halloween fast approaching I don't know if I will be getting in many more Halloween cards.  (maybe I will try to sneak in a couple more tomorrow).
The card was made with Cricut mini monsters  - which had this cute little guy ready for trick or treating,  I added the background pp and some black gems :0)  I hope you like him.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Scraptastic Club - recipe challenge
Sentimental Sunday #78
Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge
Simply Betty on the 5th day of halloween
Fantabulous Cricut #83
die Cutting Diva #38
Incy Wincy designs
Jellypark challenge - costume
Scrapalicious USA
The kraft Journal 
The Shabby Tea room#85
Delightful Challenges
Cardz tv : halloween 
Mojo Monday sketch 

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Flash back Friday Challenge

Hey everyone
I am going through my pics to find my first tag... Now it wasn't that long ago but I wanted to enter it into the flash back Friday challenge  thanks so much for stopping by

 sending hearts to you all :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater

Here is a quick card I made for two challenges
Simply Betty Stamp: On the seventh day of Halloween
and Simon says stamp Challenge - nursery Rhymes and fairy tales

The cut was made with Cricut Nursery Rhymes
I used the cut to mask the inside and then stamped with Trick or treat on the inside and with a coordinating  colour on the outside card stock.

I hope you like it... have a great night - sending out hearts
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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Celebrate fall

Good Afternoon everyone....

So I didn't get much time today in my scraproom but I did enjoy a visit from my darling father!  Life always comes first.  After my dad left I was able to get in to complete this card for a couple of challenges.  I finally had a reason to open up my Camp out cartridge from Cricut.  I cut the owl at 2 3/4 the tree with mini monsters at "4 and the yellow moon with George circle at 5".  I don't have any of that lovely twine that I see everyone using so I made my own using bakers twine with permanent marker. 

 of course I can't be with out any bling... three little black gems
I made the above card for the following challenges:
Bitten by the bug2 - life's a party vulture challenge (sorry I don't have any with a vulture)

Once again thanks so much for stopping by and leaving comments - sending hearts to you all and I hope you have a great week!!

Kimberly <3

Saturday, October 22, 2011


Good evening everyone,

When I started to make this card I was looking for a sketch that would work well with the Purple People Eater challenge from Fantabulous Cricut: #82 and found Sassy lil' Sketches: Send off Sketch #2 (so sad that they are leaving and there will be no more sketches... now I will have to seek out someone new :(

I had no idea that this little card would soon become one of my favorites - I love how the little purple guy looks with the googly eyes!  If you don't recognize the Cricut cart it is Mini Monsters as is the title.  The punch is from Martha Stewart, the paper is Cricut celebrations and recollections collections card stock.

a close up of those cute little eyes
and of course some bling!!
thanks so much for stopping by
have a great night
sending hearts - Kimberly 

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Inky impressions challenges #29 - I don't have an inky impression but I would love to win one

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Life of the party

Good evening everyone -
I know another posting... I was quite busy this afternoon with my Cricut making one Layout and two cards.  The below card was made using the Mojo Monday Sketch #211.  Seriously when I look at a sketch I think yeah... I can do that... and then BAM my mind ends up taking the sketch into a different form.  I hope I didn't go to far away from the sketch to qualify for the challenge.  I turned the sketch on the side because I wanted to use it also for the challenge at Birthday Sundaes: #31 which was to be a long birthday card.  When looking though my limited stash of ribbons i was limited to only thin ones :(  so with that in mind I used the punch to bring more to the card.  The balloons were added in place of the circle and for the corner piece I added three little bits of bling.

The card was made with Simple stories "Happy Day" kit.   The punch and gems are from
walmart punch and the ribbon is from Micheal's.

Showing the pop of the ballon
close up of the bling
and the inside stamp is from Stampin up - Petite pairs

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
Thanks so much for all your comments -
Sending hearts 

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Trick or Treat

Good evening everyone,

It has been chilly here and overcast - perfect weather to spend some time in my craft room.  The below layout was inspired from Sassy Lil Sketches: Sassy Send off Sketch #7

To have the LO fit with my pictures I switched it up a bit and turned the sketch on its side. the rectangles were made with the Cricut cartridge George& basic shapes, and the very cute little pumpkin and title was made with  Cricut mini monster.  I used green stickles on the title and pumpkin.  The pumpkin is actually popped out but the picture doesn't show it that well.  I am sorry I didn't take a picture of the pop out.  With the weather the way it is I am having a hard time with the photos.  Because the pumpkin does have a pop out I am entering it into the Lasting memories Scrapbook Layout Challenge #60 - Let's add some dimension!  The pumpkin turned out so cute and I will definitely be using this cut again!  The Paper Variety is having a recipe challenge to use 1 pumpkin, 2 words and 3 buttons because - fingers crossed that they won't consider the "or" as a word... I didn't want to use just trick treat... would have been incomplete!

Thanks again for stopping by I really appreciate all the comments you leave!!

Sending hearts - Kimberly

ps: if anyone knows how to get my signature on the bottom of the blogs please let me know I love how it looks on all the other blogs

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Thursday, October 20, 2011


Good evening everyone
I picked up a new stamp set from Stampin up- Petite Pairs - love it!!!  I also have to make a card for a company that donated tickets to one of the child care centres for children to go with their families.  It is extremely generous,
close up shot of the stamp 

I made the card also to go with the following challenges
Love to crop: Embossable you
Paper Cutz Challenge: Paper Challenge #113
Paper Play challenges: Week 42 use black (ship) 

fingers crossed I think i am making in by the skin of my chiny chin chin
Sending hearts to you all - Kimberly

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Good evening everyone!  Just a quick post to let you all know that I am in October's Scraptastic Club Member Spot Light!!!  take a look here   I love the kits that get sent to me each month!!  Take a look for your self and you will fall in love.
Have a great day!!!

halloween bag

I made this Halloween bag for a couple of challenges. Now my daughter is 19 and when I offered for her to take it to the club tonight she politely declined - lol
Thankfully I have a couple of little children in my life that would love this

Isn't this bag so cute!!! I made it with Once upon a princess cricut cartridge

made for the following challenges:
Whimsical  Wednesday: No Tricks just treats - I think i might have been late for this one... so I will enter it into the next Whimsical Wednesday - Halloween in our homes  

Sending hearts to you all,

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Monday, October 17, 2011


Good evening everyone,
I have been working with my October Scraptastic Club Kit and love every bit of it!  Take a moment to look at what they have to offer you here.  Originally what I loved was that you weren't locked into a year of kits but then after seeing that Jessica gives you two options to pick from with an additional kit you will fall in love with it!
So back to the LO that I just completed with it.  The picture is of me and my PA from 1973 I was the first grand and great grand child and was completely spoiled!
used the following 
-minds eye lost and found blossom
Authentique - blissful collection -Happiness
cricut - Basic George cartridge
Authentique - blissful collection - plaid 

I am entering the LO into the following challenges:


thanks again for stopping by - sending hearts out to you all - Kimberly