Friday, November 30, 2012

Tag Fun Friday:


Happy Friday!

The ever so talented designers at CAS-ual Fridays have a Lovely Tag Challenge this week.

I am over the moon for the featured designer and flair on their blog!
Click their banner below to check it out:



Here is my Neutral Naturals Tag:



Stamps: Lockhart Mistletoe, Inkadinkado Got Mistletoe
Ink: Fresh Ink Birch
Stampin Up! Linen Thread
Paper: White on Kraft French Script by Canvas Corp CCP 2721
Tag: Paper Sense
 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

More of a Wonderful Time:

 
Another entry for the fun of it to CASology.
The CASology designers are so inspiring. 
I hope my energy stays with me!
 
 
Well, the more I thought about it, I decided that
it is TIME
 for me
 to get my Christmas shopping done!
 
 
 
 
Hampton Art untitled Stamp, Mambi Papers, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

 
 

Wonderful times three:

 
CASology guest designers are super, and the designers that post as well are so talented.
Stay tuned and check them out!
 
 
 
 
Well, I am bold, I am daring.  I will post another card.  I can't help it, I get so "into" it when I start to make cards!  Just lovin' it!
 
..I hope you gals do not mind...   :)
 


Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage Stamp Set, Ribbon, Silver Emboss, Deep Green Chalk Ink, Impress Globe Card Stock

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Most Wonderful Time of the Year


CASology Blog Card Challenge:
 
 
 
I love lattes.  And when it is Christmas time you can get eggnog, and pumpkin spice flavors.  Soooooooooo good with whip cream.
 
 
I do not splurge on them during the year.  During the holidays, I indulge in little pleasures like a wonderfully spiced latte.
So for me, it really is the most wonderful time of the year!
 
 


Stamps: Hero Arts Coffe  Cup, Ali Edwards Good Cheer Set'
Inks: MementoTuxedo Black

Paper: Mambi Paper Pad
Wow.. I really need better lighting.. I scanned the top one..

Traditions

Putting up the tree, a nice cozy story.  A very vintage Night Before Christmas.

Conrad loves when I "sound" like Santa when he calls the reindeer names!

Well, this is definitely the before shot.  And a string is out or unplugged.  This a call for Scott... When he gets home he can figure it out.  Or he will feel left out!

Don't mind if I do..  Nestle's Ahhhh... Yum





Conrad's Stocking


Hey little Santa's Elf on a shelf
Look at them CRAzeeeeee Eyes.


Flash on:

Flash OFF:

Rolly Polly Snowmen on the Banister

I love these rolly poly guys!

Conrad gets to put them up.


Love them!!!

A hello especially for you Karin!

Conrad in his favorite pj's from Karin. I found him in them when I got home today. Mom asked if he would fill the bird bath and he told me he got wet in the process. What to do? Favorite jam janmers of course!


Miss you!
Love you!

Christmas Frills

Well I really will miss Scott's family this holiday season ! All of his family has little holiday touches everywhere when they decorate. This year I placed some cute towels in the main powder room.

  Snowmen are my favorite.



Saturday, November 24, 2012

After Thanksgiving Feast

This was a first for me. I cooked Cornish game hens stuffed with rice.

  It was so much fun to see Conrad so thrilled to have his very own "Mini Turkey."

Cornish game hen with rice and bacon stuffing, pumpkin preserves glazed with carrots.  Cranberry jelly, jumbo olives.  This plate was my brother Dustin's so I also gave him a whole roasted red pepper.

Hints on cooking Cornish Game Hens

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thankful Card:

CASology a clean and simple card challenge this week was to post your own interpretation of "gobble."




I like clean and simple cards, and also love texture too. 
Maybe this is too busy?

Let it Snow Man Card:

I had purchased the Simon Stamp Banner Die and Stamp Set and while I was also brousing around for card ideas for the set.... when I came across the Simon Says Card Challenge Blog. 


SimonSaysStampChallengeBlog!

This challenge was a square sketch challenge and preferred use of a stampshappen stamp.  I looked at the designer examples.  Wow, I have some Stampshappen stamps, that snowman one especially.  Which I had been eyeballing to do a card anyways!   -Win, Win!


 Close up :

I also fell in love with the Mambi Paper pad.
(Whoot Whoot!! - it was 40% off at Michaels Craft Store) So these papers are totally cutesy christmas.

 
Papers: Carnival Red Vellum Cardstock, MEandMYBig Ideas Mambi 12x12 Pad
Stamp: StampsHappen Let it Snow Man!
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Sketch Markers: Cool Shadow, Coral, Acid Green. Light Orange

Happy Thanksgiving

We are enjoying a quiet day.  We had steak and eggs for breakfast .....and afterwards we all watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade and savored a pumpkin cupcake.

I had Pumpkin creamer coffee with mine.   Ahh the holidays.  Conrad is still in his Marvel comic book character Pj's Karin bought him for Christmas (he loves them to death, and they fit just right).  I admit I am still in my robe too, perusing card crafter blogs. 

I found the Simon Stamp Card Challenge Blog that you can earn a $50 in mechandise at their store.  You had better believe that within half an hour I had a card ready!

Scott, what is he up to?  Well... he is in his studio/study/den/office/man cave.  He retreated there when I put on Shrek Ever After on the TV as background.  He hollered "And I am locking the door so I can get some Christmas Shopping done!" 

I am crazed at the holidays.  Scott will announce some time after Thanksgiving that he has got my present.  Then I proceed to ask what is it?  And bug him relentlessly until Christmas.  He never gives in.  I think he loves that surprises drive me mad!

I have to hand it to him.. If I had me on my back, I would tell me just to get me quiet!  And honestly, that is my tactic..try to have him give in.   I have even stooped to tell him that Conrad has already told me what it is.  Of course that will not work as he does not tell a soul.  Though in my mind I imagine him at his office a work with his office mate listening to him tell him what he bought his wife, and laughing that she is going bonkers trying to get it out of him.  Arghhhhhh.  Thanks ROY!

Calling Scott Roy is an inside joke. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy New Year Card

Having fun with Copic sketch markers.
Stamps: Cat's Pajama's Uga, Buga, and Boo, Impress Happy New Year.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

The lights, well I free handed that doodle.
Scott prefers the colorful tiki's over the wood shaded ones. 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Just Because Card

I took Daring Cardmaker's card challenge for a just because card.  I love card making so much, that I find since I have started entering a challenge, it makes me more familiar with what I have, and where I have it stored! 

Spring colors inspired me on this gloomy day. I love making smaller more intimate cards.

I hope your day is cheerful!



and on the inside:
 
 
Stamps: Savvy Stamps Leaning Daisy, Hampton Art Just because
Ink: Fresh Ink Limeade, Ginger
Paper: Cardstock Savvy Stamps, yellow Papersource Curry, Stampin Up (Blue)
Sentiments: MME Tangerine "Wonderful" Journal Card
 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Got Mistletoe Card

I made this card for my friends Donna and Rosemary. 
They have a houseful of dogs, so another would fit right in.

 
I am no copics master, but I did my best on the blending.


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Short Prayer

I hear he is recovering... so far so good.  Thanks..


 I said a short prayer today for Jeffrey Wiener. 

"May all go smoothe and well for you on this day.
May you be renewed and may your strength return to you."

This is for (my husband) Scott's father that is scheduled to have heart bypass surgery today.  My husband is (pretty affected) sitting by the phone today waiting until he knows all is well.  Thinking of you both. 

Love Kimberly.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Snowman snowglobe Card

Wow, weekly Christmas Card Challenge, I am a newbie.:
 
I was inspired to check out Targets addition to their crafts section: American Crafts. 
I loved the Merrymint pad, and in the card section spied some cute felt stickers.
I have always wanted to do a snow globe card, and I was hoping these cute little snowmen would be the right size.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cute, cute paper pad!
[Gotta have it!]
 
 I think the snowman was just right. 
I fit in the background, and I have to say I love this card. 
It just tickled me christmas.
 
 
Supplies
Stamps: Penny Black Dome, Paper Source Village with Snow, Studio G Joy to you
Inks: Memento Large and Small Tuxedo Black,
Memento Rich Cocoa, Versa Color Sky Gray
Stickers: American Greetings Stickety Doo Dah Felt Christmas 24
Papers: Carnival Red Cardstock 80lb, American Crafts 6x6 Merrymint Pad
Bazill Basics Avalache
Foam Squares
Glossy Accents
Copic Markers: Copic (Regular) Lipstick Red R29
Copic Sketch: Cool Shadow BG10,
Sea Green G12Wax White G20, Ash Rose E70
 
 
So I guess my stamp style is modernistic simplistic? Not quite sure???

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sending Smiles Card

I entered this card in the DCM challenge of the week, which is:
Smile Please!
and to use a camera, or photo on your cards, or both or even a polaroid style frame...
 
 
 
I love the AMuse critters and making this card was so fun.
How much cuter can it get when you have these guys sending you warm wishes?
I am sending this to a co-worker that is (his wife) expecting.
 

 
And the inside:
 
Supplies
Stamps: AMuse Friends Fur-ever, Woodland Friends,
Impress Congratulations
Paper: Bazill Grey, Carta Bella Alphabet Junction 6x6 pad,
My Mind's Eye Tangerine the Sweetest Thing 6x6 pad
Ink: Memento Dew Drop Rich Cocoa,
Memento Dew Drop Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue
Embossing Folder: Stampin'Up! Sizzix Woodgrain
Cardstock and Envelope: Memory Box
Pen: Uniball Signo Broad White
 
My new years resolution is to make and then send out my cards!

Christmas Card Ideas:

I am always inspired after a card class with Liz and Kerry McDaniel. 
 So creative and crafty. 
I did some country vintage theme cards tonight.
 
 


Supplies: Katie Pertiet Santa Postage Stamps digital Images from Designer Digitals
Images printed on Avalache paperstock
This and That Christmas Echo Park Paper by Lori Whitlock TTCC38002
Cranberry Cardstock, Kraft Cardstock, Speckled cardstock
White on Kraft French Script CCP2721 by Canvas Corp
Martha Steward Stocking Stickers
Polka Dot Ribbon