Friday, November 30, 2012

Exciting News to Share

Good Morning Everyone,

I have great news! I have been chosen to be part of the Design Team for Suzanne Dean's Color Me Creative Classroom! I was so happy to be chosen. It was Suzanne's on line videos that helped me become better at coloring. She does some amazing stuff. If you have never been on this site you need to check it out and if you have been there you know how great it is.


So I don't officially start until January but I wanted to share this news with you as there will be some exciting things going on there for the month of December.  The Holiday Bash will be a lot of fun, you can enter challenges and win some great prizes. There is a charity raffle and prize giveaways. I hope you will go check it out!

      Thanks for stopping by, I was happy to be able to share my news with you. I hope you will drop back in and see how I am doing on my new DT! I look forward to starting something new.

Kim                                                             

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Winter Holiday

Good Morning Everyone,

A special hello to my newest followers! Welcome! I hope you visit often, I love company hehe!

I am sure everyone is starting to get into the winter holiday mood. The cleaning, shopping, decorating, etc. It is fun isn't it? I have my house half decorated. My husband is doing the outside this weekend and I hope to finish up with the inside by Sunday, then we just have to wait to cut down our tree, it is too early for us right now.

So today at Pixie Dust Studio, our new challenge is just that, "Winter Holiday". So that can be any holiday you might celebrate this winter. You can use any image, but we would LOVE it if you used a Pixie Dust image.

Here is what I came up with:

Now in no way does this cute guy represent me!!! I love Christmas! I colored him with copics and added some Stickles to his hat and pants. Also added some Snow Writer to his fur trim. The sentiment is a rubber stamp from Catslife Press. The ornaments and lights were rub ons.

So I hope you will enter our challenge, I would love to see what you come up with.

I am entering this card int he following challenge:

The Corrosive Challenge:  anything goes

Thanks for stopping by,

Kim

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Flowers

Good Morning Friends,
Hope everyone is doing fine. I am excited that it is officially the start of the holiday season. Already started my shopping yesterday. Will be decorating my house today, love to do that. I put on the Christmas CD's to create the mood and then go to town. I have one tree up in my dining room, but our family room we put up a real tree so that has to wait a bit longer. I just love this time of year. 

So today over at Sweet Stampin' Challenge we have a new challenge for you, it is FLOWERS! Oh that is right up my alley. I would put flowers on every card if possible. They can be paper, hand made, store bought, etc. you get the idea. I did a birthday card, but you could use poinsettias and make a Christmas card. So go out your flowers!

Before I show you my card we  have two sponsors again. Our weekly sponsor is giving away 2 digis of your choice, and that sponsor is:


 Our second sponsor is our monthly sponsor:


Here is what I came up with:

The stamp is from Sugar Nellie which I colored of course with my Copics. I used my Marvy Punch and a Nestabilities die to make the circle and the scallop circle. the flowers were from my stash and I even added a flower charm.
So let's see what you can do.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Polka Doodles: Any die will do
Cute Card Thursday:  Girls Only
Crafts and Me Challenges:  circles
Fab and Funky Challenges:  Birthday and 3 of something (3gems, 3 pearls)

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Kim



Friday, November 23, 2012

Gingerbread

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. I certainly did. So good in fact I forgot to do my post for Pixie Dust Studio! So I am sorry to all my friends over there but better a day late than never I guess hehe!

This weeks challenge is All About Gingerbread! This is go along with the new release of stamps Oh Snap!

Also at Pixie Dust we have a Black Friday Sale going on so you will want to go check that out!

Here is my card:

So you create anything with some gingerbread on it. I hope you give it a try. Also go on and check out the sale going on.

Kim

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Fun Tags

Hi Everyone, Hope you are all fine. Today I have a quick little post of some fun tags I made. My husband asked me to make some for some gifts he is giving. I thought they came out cute and wanted to share.
I hope to post again before Thursday but if I miss you have a great Thanksgiving if you celebrate it!

Kim




Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thankful

Good Morning Everyone,

Hope you are all fine. It is that time of  year when we start thinking about what we are thankful for. For me the list could go on an on....my husband, children, house, jobs, family, health, etc. I am a lucky girl and I try not to forget that each day!

So on that upbeat note, today's challenge at Pixie Dust Studio is Thanksgiving or Thankful, which ever you prefer. Now you don't have to use a Pixie Dust Stamp but we sure love it when you do. So I hope you will join us in this challenge.

Here is my happy girl!

I colored her with my Copics of course, but I am hooked on lime green and red lately. We just put up 1 of our 2 Christmas trees and I decorated it with the same colors hmmm.

I look forward to seeing what you are thankful for.

Kim

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Lollipop Crafts:  thankful
Simon  Says Stamp:  Thanksgiving/thank you



Saturday, November 10, 2012

Saturday, Saturday!

Hi Everyone,

Happy Saturday to you! Don't you love weekends? Going to a comedy show tonight, I do love a good comedian, then my nephews birthday tomorrow, that will be fund to see all my great nieces and nephews.
Got to love family time!

So any way, today at Sweet Stampin' (my blog family hehe) we have a new challenge, it is an all time favorite, Anything Goes (insert applause here)!

We again have two wonderful sponsors, first is our monthly sponsor, the every generous Joanna Sheen.


Next our weekly sponsor The Stamp Fairy who also donated this stamp I used today.


Here is my card:

How sweet is she? I paper pieced her shirt and scarf and then colored the rest with copics. I sued a Martha Stewart Punch for the butterfly. A Mariannes die for the fence.

So go on now, enter the challenge, I am sure you have a new creation to enter, just remember to use a stamp on it to qualify for the prize!

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Crafting for All Seasons:  Falling Leaves
Love to Create Challenge:  Shades of Autumn

Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to seeing your talent!

Kim


 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fall Colors

Good Morning Everyone,

Well we woke up to a few inches of snow here in Massachusetts. Not what you want this early but it does look very pretty. Have to love the change of seasons around here, always something spectacular to look at.

Speaking of spectacular....Fall Colors...the new challenge for us today at Pixie Dust Studio. How easy is that, so many colors of fall.

Check out my creation...

I used this adorable digital image from Pixie Dust Studio Shop called Fall Fairy. She is so cute with her leafy outfit. I colored her with my favorite markers Copics. The sentiment is a rubber stamp from Inkadinkado.
I added some Stickles, my other favorite, to give it some sparkle. Top it off with some flowers and pearls and there you go!

I hope you will enter the challenge, it is an easy one. I look forward to seeing what you create!

Thanks!  Kim

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Love To Create Challenge:  Shades of Autumn
Fussy Fancy Friday:  Pearls and Flowers


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Great Nephews

Hello Friends,

Today I made a card for my great nephew who is turning 2 this week. Amazing, I can remember when  his father was 2. Why is it, that should make me feel old but my brain says "Hey you are still young!" HAHAHAHA!

Well in any event, I do enjoy seeing my nieces and nephews with children of their own. It is all good even if it does make me a bit older!

This image is called Bathtime Cooper. I actually won him from Paper Pretties during a challenge. This is the first time I used him though and he is sooo cute! I colored him with Copics, added a cute little rubber duck charm because what is a bath without a rubber duck. Also put lots of stickles on the bubbles and added some of my own 3 dimensional bubbles. I used a Martha Stewart Punch for the tag and EK success punch for the photo corners.

My kids used to love bath time, come on who wouldn't love to soak in a tub for a bit.

I am entering him in the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge:  Men only (any age)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge:  Stripes (my paper)
Clear it Out Challenge:  Anything Goes (I made this from all scraps)
Here come the Boys: diecuts and punches  

Thanks for stopping by!

Kim

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Christmas Fairy

Hello Everyone!
Hope we are all doing well. I am doing just fine! It was another wonderful weekend, cannot get enough of those. Spent some time with my charming husband and even managed a dinner with my oldest daughter, who these days is always busy.

Well this month is already off and running, before you know it, it will be that wonderful time of the year....yup Christmas! Which leads me to the new challenge today at Whoopsi Daisy, you guessed it Christmas.

So here is my creation:

She is a cute little Christmas Fairy from Sheet 284.  I colored her with copics and added lots of Stickles and glitter. Has a rather vintage feel to it with the colors I chose.

I hope you will join us in this challenge, if you use a Whoopsi Daisy Image you get two sheets of digis if you win. You can still enter with another image but if you win you only get one sheet. Go check this out for a free digi. Now you have no excuses hehe! Get creating.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Christmas Stamping all year long:  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday:  Fairies and Angels

Thanks for visiting!
Kim



Thursday, November 1, 2012

Leaves, leaves, leaves!

Good Morning Everyone!
So we survived an awful Hurricane, that Sandy was nasty! Those poor people in New York and New Jersey will be cleaning up for a long time to come. As for us, just a bunch of naked trees and a whole lot of leaves in our yard! Thank Goodness. Thanks to all of you who inquired about me during the Hurricane, but I was never in any real danger just waiting for it to pass and hoping we kept our power which we did.

So that brings me to our Challenge this week at Pixie Dust Studio, it is Leaves! I know, how appropriate, right. So the last time I had to do a challenge with leaves I struggled a bit, this time, it came easier because I took it out  of the Autumn content and used it differently.I am pleased with how this card came out.

I use this adorable image from Pixie Dust Studio called Just Lion Around. I colored him with Copics, of course! The leaf scroll is a die from Cheery Lynn Designs, the small leaves are a Martha Stewart Punch, the flowers I made using a Memory Box Die , I also used a Marvy punch scallop circle, EK success punch for the photo corners, Spellbinders dies for the eyelet circle and banner.

I hope you will join us and come up with something creative using leaves. They can be in your image, on your paper, etc. I look forward to seeing your creations.

Thanks,
Kim

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Southern Girls Challenge:  Animal Crackers
Fab and Funky:  Die cuts and punches
Fussy and Fancy Friday:  anything Goes