Saturday, December 31, 2011

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Beginning tomorrow and through the 31st, if you spend $50 in CTMH productsyou can purchase the January Stamp Set of the Month - "Let'sCelebrate" for only $5. Here is a look at the stamp set...

Happy New Year!!!

Good afternoon,
Well it is almost that time for the count down to begin!!!  Good bye 2011 and Hello 2012 - I wish you all good health and happiness in the new year!
I have made the below card for a couple of challenges. 
 I was inspired to complete a New Year card because of the season and started with a sketch from  Mojo Monday - I don't know why but my cards and LO's never look like the sketch by the end.  I guess that is why they are just inspirations. 
 They did challenge me to make a square card which I have never done before so this is something completely new to me. Being a new technique I was able to enter the card into some additional challenges (see below) I also used something old - the striped paper.  Seriously I am not sure when I even picked up that pack... I have been scrappin for at min. 15 years... and it has been around for a while but I was glad to use up some of my stash. 
So if you are a follower of mine you have picked up that I am a new owner of some Peachy Keen Stamps!  Had to add the stamps to the bottle!!  He looks so joyful - I also used the color scheme for their challenge 
 I used three different cartridges for the card - frame and card with Close to my heart Art Philosophy, Simply Charmed for the bottle and Jubilee for the glasses (first time using Jubilee - it was free from Michael's with the purchase of two cartridges - not a bad buy) - Stamp set is from Close to my Heart 
 I used some beads that I had around from my daughters stash to make the bubbles in the glasses and some of the bubbles escaping from the glass - stickles on the bubbles coming out of the bottle - ribbon to go around the bottle with some bling from Close to my heart - Inked the edges with marker and used the inside of the frame for the inside of the card. Voila... card made 
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Catch the bug - inspired by a photo
Crazy about Cricut - anything goes 
Cards by Jovan - happy new year 
totally paper crafts - time to party
shabby tea room - red, blue, yellow green
jelly park - old and new
 Frosted Designs - something new
Fussy and Fancy - animal print (zebra embossing) 
Joyful stamper - anything goes 
Aud Sentiments - anything goes 
DYSU Challenge - rainbow of color
For Fun Challenges - something new
Cute Card Thursday - Happy New year
4 Crafty Chicks - Something new
little red wagon - something new 
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - anything goes 
inky impressions challenge - something new
Party time Tuesday - anything goes 
Top Tip Tuesday - anything goes 
The Kraft Journal - something new 
 fairy tale challenge blog - something easy
Passion for Promarkers - celebration 

Thanks so much for stopping by and I am sending hearts out to you all and wishing you a safe and fun night! 
Welcome 2012!!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Y party!

We had our holiday party this year at Carmen's banquet hall.  So much fun!!
They set up a couple of photo booths and some costumes... my boss and I jumped in at first opportunity.
I misted with red and white hoping to get a pink effect but it still looks pretty good. 

 I used Sophisticated Cricut cartridge for the star and banner 
bling added from close to my heart - I made the tickets with the art philosophy cart and November stamp of the month!! love the monthly tickets!! 
another shot of the bling!!!  oh and of course stickles!! 
I used a sketch from sketches in Thyme #63
I would also like to submit my LO into the following challenges:
Scrap Whispers: challenge #112 technique - cluster
Passion for promarker - mega Christmas challenge
tip top Tuesday:#66  - anything goes
TotallyPaperCrafts #97 - time to party!!!

Thanks again for stopping by and i love all your comments!!
Sending hearts - Kimberly

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2010- izzy christmas hat and sweater

Good evening everyone..
As you can tell I have been able to get some well deserved time in my scraproom!  Below is a LO I have completed for a couple of challenges:
Moving Along with the times asked to craft with a cat or a dog... so I picked my Izzy.  She looks so cute in her new hat and sweater.... but I don't think she thought it was a good idea!!!
To cover the date in the newspaper I used a sticker from Echo Park - holly jolly I believe it is called. Since I  didn't use any stamps (I must say was very painful) but I am now able to enter this LO into the unstampaBelles challenge - plus receive a bonus as I used a sticker!!

I used the sketch from Creative scrappers#186  I didn't want to cover up the beautiful pp that a friend gave me so I used the organza ribbon allowing you to see the paper after and yet not derailing from the sketch too much.

I would also like to submit this LO into the Anything goes challenges:
mark's finest papers
Top Tip Tuesday

Again thanks for stopping by and i appreciate all your comments
Sending hearts out to each and everyone of you!!!

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Shawn RD Clark

Good afternoon everyone!!! With the holidays winding down I was able to get into my craft room to put together a LO for two challenges being held at Scraptastic club - I am not sure if I am able to submit one LO for two challenges but it fits for both :)

Scraptastic club challenge #2
A special LO for one person with their name in the tile, journaling and four pictures
this LO is for the birth of my brother in 1974 - as you can tell by some of the old style of clothing... boy my mom really rocked the earth tone swirls - my journaling is in the hidden tag - here is a close up
recipe challenge - 
3 pattern papers - check
1 card stock - check
2 - different alphas - check
3 pictures - check
stickles - check 
here is a close up of the stickles and the really cute frames I received in a RAK - I used a rub-on for the sentiment inside the frames... too cute  

Studio Calico also has a challenge on for making clusters - I am trying to branch out and do more layering... but it is still new to me.  I have clustered the frames with the SEI embellishments I received in a different RAK

For the sketch I used one from Sketches in thyme #62 - I did have to make some variations - double LO as  I had two many pics

Thanks for stopping by and love the comments and any suggestions you might have
Sending hearts - Kimberly <3

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Monday, December 26, 2011

red christmas

Made this simple card for my next door neighbor
I used Close to my heart stamp for Merry Christmas and their art philosophy cricut cart and stamp for the flower.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Stampin for the weekend - #23
divas by design - challenge17 - Merry Christmas

Thanks for stoppin by and sending gout hearts to you all!!!
Kimberly <3

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Good evening everyone... now that the Christmas rush is over I have a couple more holiday cards to share with you all and then I will start on some new years cards - Welcome 2012!!!

I made this Santa using my cricut cart  - paper dolls dress up
I often wonder what I did before I had my cricut???  Am I the only one out there completely addicted to it??

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

dutch dare card challenge: #144 - make it shimmer
crafty catz weekly challenge - #113 Santa's hat

thanks for stopping by
Kimberly <3

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Sunday, December 25, 2011


good evening everyone - this is a small gift I made for my office mate using the Meljen digi stamp.  It has now become an inside joke for us... because of the Yeti...nother... as in yet another.. hahaha.
I know no one else gets it... we even decorated our office door with the brown Yeti's... i know they are supose  to be white but it doesn't colour that well.

inside I stored her gift card to Tim Hortons... hmmmmm... coffee

I would love to enter the gift card/box into the following challenges:
Go fish challenge blog - gift card holder 

Thanks again for stopping by and I appreciate your comments
Sending hearts... Kimberly <3

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Aunt Marjie's Card

Good evening everyone,
I hope that you have all had a great day filled with family and friends.  My poor dad isn't feeling well so the day has been called short :(  But my daughter and I have been spending some quality time together which is key!    I made the below card for my aunt whom I spent last night with.  
the card shape was made with Close to my Heart Philosophy Cart (you can purchase this cart by clicking on  the shop with me button)
Love this cart... so many great shapes!!
I would love to enter the card into the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by... sending hearts and Merry Christmas
Kimberly <3

it's Christmas time !!!

Merry Christmas to everyone out there in bloggy world!!
I am waiting for my DD to wake up as we were both up really late last night opening the presents and visiting with family,  Isn't Christmas wonderful!
I made this card using the Art Philosphy cart from close to my heart... seriously my go to cart!!
The stamp I am not sure where it came from as a bunch of ladies and I got together to do a stamp swap and  this is one that I borrowed.  Such a cutie though!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

papertake weekly challenge - last card of the year 
heart to heart challenges: a holiday card exchange

thanks for stoppin by sending hearts out to you all 
Kimberly <3

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Peachy keen stamps for me! Merry Christmas to me!!!

So happy!!!!  Yeah... I received my first set of Peachy Keen stamps from my daughters boyfriend.  So yesterday of course I had to make him a card using the stamps.  So lucky that my local scrapbooking store sells these!!
here is a close up of the little elf's face-
And the whole card:
Seriously I do believe that this little guy is so cute!

I would like to enter the card into the following challenges:
Pile it on - #49 - bling it up... got to love the belt

Thanks for stoppin by - sending hearts out to you all
Kimberly <3

Thursday, December 22, 2011

December M/M/M

hello everyone,
I am involved with a swap on below is a pic of the items I will be sending into the swap. My favorite is the purple friends 4 life.
All made by with my trusty cricut!

thanks for stoppin by I would like to enter these m/m/m into the following challenges:
all items:
lawnscaping challenge: texture 

baby carriage:
the craft pad - #152 anything but Christmas

Tag: Friends for life:
fantabulous cricut - challenge tags
for your inspiration - #20
there she goes clear stamps - last min tags
craft your passion - things with wings

December Ticket
travelling around the world - #11

sending hearts - Kimberly <3
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Holiday of cheer

Good evening everyone,
I made this Christmas card for my boss. It turned out super cute.
I used my Close to my heart cricut art philosophy cart with stamps for the trees.  Echo Park paper, stampin up stamp for the truck and my Copics for the colouring of the truck.
Seriously love the way it turned out.  I am not great with my Copics yet but everyone keeps saying that with practice my skills will become much better.  I love that you can do shading with the markers.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Sprouts: Photo Op - presents in the truck 
Christmas Card Challenge - non-traditional colours
Passion for Promarkers: mega christmas challenge
Top Tip Tuesday - anything Christmas
the crazy challenge: cch#98- Christmas 
Divas by design - Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by and sending out hearts to you all!!
Kimberly <3

Monday, December 19, 2011

circle card

Good afternoon everyone,
I have made my first circle card to share with you
I still have a couple more cards to finish up for Christmas!!! and a bit of shopping to do.  I have taken today as a vacation day to get caught up but here I am playing on the computer!!!

I made the card with my Art Philosophy cart and stamp set from Close to my heart... love this stamp - you can made different wreaths... one for each season with saying in it... love - love - love it
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

my craft spot: Monday challenge #37 Christmas shape card (ornament)
paper sundaes: #100
Incy Wincy Designs: Circle card
cute card thrusday - stripes
daring cardmakers - spots and stripes
karens doodles challenges blog - spots and stripes
st. lukes charity cards challenge

Send hearts to everyone!!!
Kimberly <3
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Baby it's cold outside

Good morning everyone,
A couple more cards and I will finally be done my Christmas cards... I have to say I am getting sick of making them.  
The below card was made with my Art Philosophy Cricut cart and a Close to my heart stamp set.  I also won a the Echo Park Christmas dots and Stripes from Scraptastic monthly kit club.  Love when I get my monthly pizza box!!!   With the cold weather this stamp jumped out at me (plus it wasn't' the typical Christmas card) sorry for the pictures being so dark... my dd had the computer so I took pics with my iPhone again

I love that the cart cuts out cards for you!!!!  
Coloured with my Copics
I would like to enter this card into the below challenges:
Crafty sprouts - photo op.  - so much snow was the inspiration

Sending hearts out to you all and I welcome all comments or suggestions
Kimberly <3

toilet paper ornament

Ok... i know weird... toilet paper ornament???  yes it is true... 
 made with the old toilet paper rolls.. misted and added the flourishes - easy peezie
I am quite impressed with how they turned out.  I am going to give one to my dad and one to his girlfriend
I am also entering them into the following challenges:

Kimberly <3

Winter wishes

Good morning all,
So I have five more cards to make for my supervisors.  I completed one last night...  I trying to branch myself out and monochromatic and all white scare me.  So I thought an all white one... ok I will give it a try.  Still not too sure... I will have to play around more but I am open to any suggestions that you might have.     
I would like to put the above card into the following challenges:
Sassy Cheryl's Digi Stamps - white on white
fussy and fancy Friday challenge - monochromatic and sparkle
crafty creations challenges: embossing and glitter
Thanks so much for stopping by
Sending hearts 
Kimberly <3

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Nick's Christmas card

Good Afternoon everyone...
As promised I made another Christmas card... this one with Rudolph!  love the red stickles on his nose
Rudolph was made with Create a Critter and paper I recieved from Simply B Stamps 
the tag was made with the Art Philosophy cart and stamped with Close to my heart
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Cardabilities #45 using sketch...

Have a great night!!!
Sending hearts
Kimberly <3