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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Party Time!...

Good Evening,
Today is Wednesday and that means a new challenge at Penny's Challenges! The ever so talented, Penny has a sketch for us to play with this week! I had so much fun with this one. I used some Glimmer Mist for the first time. Hello, where has this product been hiding from me? I bought it in pearl, just to try it out. LOVE it! I really tried to capture the glimmer in my photo. I hope it visible enough in this pic. I used my Cricut for the party hat and the sentiment. Hope you enjoy. Go on over to Penny's Challenges to see the rest of the design teams amazing projects. Also, Penny's daughter, Gillian (9) has her first layout featured on Penny's blog. Go and give her some love too!

Party Time Recipe:
cardstock and ink-CTMH
paper-My Mind's Eye
Gimmer Mist
Cricut-Cuttin' Up
floss-Karen Foster
And here is Penny's sketch! Have fun with this one!!!!


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

All About Me.....

Alright, let's get straight to the goodies! I got my second challenge on the "Challenge Blog Hop" completed. This one is for All About Me. Their challenge is to do a lift of one of the DT's layouts showing your favorite color. Here is mine, can you guess what color I love?

Me Recipe:
paper-Fancy Pants and My Mind's Eye
bling, felt, pearls, and ribbon-stash
chipboard-Doodlebug Sugar Coated

I chose to do a lift of Mette's layout. She did such a fantastic job on her red layout, didn't she?

Ok, now I'm on to the next challenge!

You Are My Sunshine...

Good Morning,
I wanted to do this card as soon as I found this little overlay. Again, this is one I've had at least a year. I made this little card for my Honeybee. Hop over to Practical Scrappers and see the other cards our creative ladies have for you. Enjoy your day!

You are My Sunshine Recipe:
overlay-Fancy Pants
floss-Karen Foster

Monday, September 28, 2009

Diva, a Prize, and a Blog Hop...

***Second Post Today-Scroll Down For More***
Today is another new challenge over at Digital Ink Co! This week the gals wanted you to play with a color scheme, these colors:

The DT's all used this fabby image by Stitchy Stamps. She is called Hippy Chick. Doesn't she just scream "Diva"? That is exactly what I thought when I began this card. I hope you enjoy this little card!
Diva Recipe:
paper-My Mind's Eye
image-Stitchy Stamps Digita Ink Co
ribbon and brads-stash
The winner of this challenge will win "Honey" by Beary Dust Stamps. Wouldn't you love to get your hands on this yummy little image? Get started on your color challenge card and submit it to Digital Ink Co to be registered!

Are you ready for some FUN!!!! Beginning October 2, Digital Ink Co will be hosting our very first blog hop! The FUN begins at 8:00 am EST. You'll have to hop on over to Digital Ink Co. to begin! We'll have lots of inspiration for you, you'll get to visit each and every design team member, prizes, challenges, and a little mystery! Don't forget, I know you will not want to miss this so, mark your calendar now!
If you've made it to the end, THANKS for sticking around! There are just so many AWESOME things to share today!

Luv U....

Good Monday Morning,
Have you had a chance to enjoy the "Challenge Blog Hop" yet? If not, please go to Scrapsketch to get started, you still have until midnight until October 1 to play along! The challenge this week at Practical Scrappers is to use those overlays you've been hoarding! I know that I've had mine at least a year maybe longer. I pulled out a photo of my Honeybee from last fall and some Fancy Pants papers, here is what I came up with. Don't forget to link back up with Mr. Linky so we can see how creative you get with your overlays. Visit the super talented DT and show some love, they are linked up on my side bar. Have a fabby Monday!

Luv U Recipe:
papers and overlay-Fancy Pants
eyelets-We R Memory Keepers
flowers and bling-Prima
ink and ribbon-CTMH

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Tree Hugs....

***Second post today, scroll down for Cafe Mojo layout****
Yay, I found the time this evening to get my first layout on the "Challenge Blog Hop" completed. Remember, the first stop is Scrapsketch. Stephanie has a fun and fabby sketch for you to use and don't forget to link back to Scrapsketch to be registered for a prize! Now, my next challenge is on to All About Me!

Tree Hugs Recipe:
papers-My Mind's Eye
ink & cardstock-CTMH
brads-Bazzill and stash
Cricut-Cuttin' Up


Happy Sunday!
I sure hope the sun shines here today. We had a day filled with rain, heavy at times, yesterday. My sweet Honeybee and I spent the afternoon shopping. I needed some things at Michael's and we even found a new scrapbook store! Not great, but new...
Anyway, today a brand new challenge is up at Cafe Mojo! This time you are being challenged to use hand stitching somewhere on your page. Wow, did I have fun with this one! It may be kind of difficult to tell, I put some stitching around some of the flowers and then I used the Bazzill stitch template to do the blanket stitch beside my scalloped border. You really need to check out what my super talented DTmates came up with for this one! You can connect via the Cafe Mojo site or use my side bar links.
I took this photo of Ashlea last fall while we were having a family picnic at the Breaks Interstate Park. Most people consider this park the Grand Canyon of the south. It is truly a majestic site. The journaling on this tag says "Ashlea, I imagine so many wonderful things for your future. I imagine you will always follow your (heart). When you can't, follow God's word!"
I love how this one turned out! I hope this challenge offers up some mojo for a page or project! Don't forget to share on the Cafe Mojo page!
Imagine Recipe:
paper-My Mind's Eye
ink-Tim Holtz
stitching template, floss and cardstock-Bazzill
brads-Basic Grey
Cricut-Cuttin' Up

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Harvest Time....

Good Saturday Morning,
Have you been to scrapsketch yet to begin the challenge blog hop? If you have what do you think of all the challenges and amazing PRIZES? I love it! The challenge for Practical Scrappers is to make a project using die cuts. I needed to make a fall card and so I found some really old fall paper that had leaves on it. I know it may be difficult to tell in the photo but it does look good irl. I used a rusty fall burnt orange cardstock and put it in the Swiss Dots folder. I used the Storybook cartridge to cut 2 inch leaves from that paper. I had the epoxy sticker, also left from last year. I really love the simplicity of this card!

Be sure to use the Mr. Linky and link up your projects to be registered for all the amazing prizes on all the blogs! Here is the prize for Practical Scrappers today:
SATURDAY GIVEAWAY: A $10 gift certificate from Heart & Soul Rubber Stamp Company. To qualify leave a comment below telling us if you have a blog and where it is located-then we can follow you too! If you are a new follower today please tell us so we can qualify you twice to win today!


Friday, September 25, 2009

Yay! I Won!!!

****Second Post Scroll Down for Blog Hop Info****

I'm doing the happy dance this morning, I won the scrapsketch layout contest this week at Practical Scrappers, you can see my winning layout here! Have a great Friday!

Blog Hop, Read All About It...

Yippeeeee! Friday is here!
Scrapsketch is sponsoring a "Challenge Blog" themed blog hop! We have some TERRIFIC challenge blogs on the roster for the blog hop. Here's the official list:
All About Me Challenges
Whimsical Scraps & Bugs
SP Color Combos

Sewn Together/Sew Many Cards
The Chirper Challenge
Peachy Keen Stamps
Practical Scrappers

Just Buggin'
Creative Twist
The Crafting Pot
Scrapbooks & Stuff

Practical Scrappers is kicking this hop off right here is some info to whet your appetite! Over the next week we will have regular giveaways from our sponsors-so check back regularly!

FRIDAY GIVEAWAY: $15 gift certificate to Scrappin Sports Stuff
Leave a comment on this post & become a follower (if you aren't already). In your comment tell us what color you use the most when you scrapbook. Please also tell us if you are a new follower so we can enter you twice!

Our special challenge for this hop will be to make a project using die cuts. Any form of die cuts-use your cricut, use some that are pre-cut...whatever you want! The grand prize for this challenge will be a free one week rental from Crabby Crow Cartridge Rentals. The deadline for entry is at 12:00 PM ET on Thursday, October 1st.

What are you waiting on, hop over to scrapsketch to get started!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dawn's Pay It Forward...

Happy Thursday,
I came home yesterday to a most delicious package awaiting me! My dear friend, Dawn, had sent out a Pay If Forward post last month. Being a HUGE fan of everything Dawn creates, I jumped at the chance to receive some of her beautiful goodies. Wow, did I ever get some goodies! It was like Christmas, gifts just kept coming! Here are the yummy creations she sent. This was the card she included for me. It contained the sweetest little note on the inside!

First, I saw this gorgeous pumpkin purse in these fabby fall colors! This is the front side.

And this is the back side, how gorgeous is that!!!!!!
This is the Halloween card she included that matched he purse, I love the masked kitty.

This is what I saw when I opened the purse! Can you agree with me, this is just like Christmas!!!!

Take a peek at this stunning Christmas card she made.

Oh, and this little cranberry goodie box that included some lotions. Isn't this beautiful?

Check out this fabby embossing on the box. I love it Dawn!

This is a little (2) bags of dry snacks with the most adorable topper on it ever!

Thank you so very much Dawn! You are such a special friend! I am so very Blessed to know you!
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Whoo Loves You?...

Happy Wednesday,

First, if I didn't get to make it to your blog yesterday, I'm sorry. I had a meeting after school and then helped my Mom hang wall border in her kitchen. By the time I got home, I went to bed. I'll be doing my reading today after school.

Penny has a fun new challenge up this week. You will include an owl in your project. I just love the owl on the Storybook cartridge. I wanted to do a fun shape card this week. I drew a tree trunk and top. I used the same cartridge to cut many one inch leaves, inked them, and attached to the base. Then I inked up my little owl and attached some Kaiser amber bling. The photo doesn't do the eyes justice. They look really cool irl! Anyways, I hope this challenge inspires you to try something fun and maybe go outside your comfy zone! Check out Penny's Challenges and the amazing creations of the other ladies on the design team. I have link my sidebar. I hope to see your owl projects!

Whooo Loves You Recipe:
all paper and ink-CTMH
Kaiser bling
Cricut Storybook

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Lord Bless You...

Happy Tuesday,
We made it through Monday!!! As you already know, Practical Scrappers is challenging us to use felt this week on our projects. I have had this lilac felt in my stash for at least a year and never used it! What does that say about me as a 'hoarder'? I made this simple card using a digi sentiment from my desktop folder. I was really bad when I purchased it and didn't label it. I am sure it came from either Lindsay's Stamp Stuff or Squigglefly. I added the felt and pearls to accent and a quick beautiful card! I hope your day is going great!

The Lord Bless You Recipe:
paper and ink -CTMH
felt and pearls-Michael's
sentiment- either Lindsay's Stamp Stuff or Squigglefly


Monday, September 21, 2009


***Second post today, scroll down for Practical Scrappers challenge and Blog Candy Winner***

We have a recipe challenge for you at Digital Ink Co this week. Are you ready for some fun? You'll use two dps, three brads/eyelets/buttons. Now that sounds easy enough doesn't it? You all know me, I had to add three flowers too! I used Designs by Sue image called "Sad Girl". Doesn't she just call out "sorry"? Head on over the Digital Ink Co store and pick up a image for this week's recipe challenge and let us see what you create, have fun!
Sorry Recipe:
dps-My Mind's Eye
brads-Bo Bunny
ribbon, ink, and stamp-CTMH
image-Designs by Sue
water color pencils
The lucky winner of this week's challenge will win these images Gone Swimming by Reece Designs. They will be just perfect for finishing up your summer layouts. Don't delay, get your project in by Sunday so you'll be entered to win!

If that's not enough to get you excited, check this out.....
Celebrate good times come on, we’re gonna have a celebration to last the whole month long. Come on now, you can do it, put your hands together, C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-E good times come on!!! I am so excited to be able to offer you this totally awesome blog candy prize package – why? To celebrate the launch of the new Digital Ink Co. store, our new challenge blog is going gang busters and I have one of the best bunch of girls on the Design Team!! So we are celebrating by sharing our excitement, enthusiasm and this yummy prize to one lucky crafter! Included in this celebration package is:

Candy Winner...

Please scroll down for Practical Scrappers challenge today

And a drum roll, please! The winner is.....
number 28
Iona said...
I love your blog Kim and stop by every day at least once...sometimes 2 or 3 times. Like me you like to create and post as soon as you get them done. Love your blog and I am at least 100 of your hits hehe. I will keep coming by with or without blog candy BUT nice to have at any time. Love your blog...hugs. Iona

September 14, 2009 5:07 PM

Thanks Iona and everyone who took the time to enter and link to my blog!
Iona, please email me your shipping info and I'll get your yummy candy right out to you!

Love 2 Relax...

And so another Monday is here. Well, at least we have a new challenge up at Practical Scrappers this week. For those of you who have I chose to do a layout of my daddy relaxing after coming out of his garden this summer. Now, remember, his garden is at the lake house. This photo was taken the first week in July. I used a Scrapsketch from Steph as my inspiration.
Now it is your turn, I can't wait to see what you can create.
Love 2 Relax Recipe:
paper-Paper Loft
felt-Fancy Pants
ink-Tim Holtz


Anyone Want Some Yummy Candy?

*****Now Closed*****
To celebrate my recent good fortune, I am serving up some YUMMY blog candy. I am so Blessed to be a part of not one, but five amazing design teams. I want to celebrate with this We R Memory Keepers Frenzy 8 X 8 album kit. It includes an 8 X 8 post bound album with 10 page protectors, 20 scrummy 8 X 8 dps, 1 8 X 8 alphabet sticker sheet, 1 8 X 8 sheet with 50 die cuts, 50 colored brads, 8 epoxy stickers, 20 chipboard pieces, and one Frenzy gromlets set. Doesn't that sound perfect for a little summer book? All you have to do is leave a comment, following is not required, FOLLOW ONLY IF YOU ARE INSPIRED BY MY WORK AND HAVE A GENUINE DESIRE TO DO SO, post my candy on your blog with a link back here. I will use to choose a winner on September 21. Spread the word and be Blessed!


Sunday, September 20, 2009


Happy Sunday,
As you have already heard, there is a sketch contest happening at Practical Scrappers this weekend. You can see the sketch in the post below this one. It is designed exclusively for Practical Scrappers by Stephanie Vaughn at Scrapsketch. This is such a fabulous sketch and so easy to work with! Hurry, you have until 11:00 PM, EST to get your layout posted to Practical Scrappers via Mr. Linky. I can't wait to see what you create!!!
Here is my take on the sketch. This is my very handsome brother, Jarrod and his fiance, Erica. These photos were taken on September 6. I thought they would be perfect for this layout.
love Recipe:
papers-Paper Loft
felt-Fancy Pants
ink-Tim Holtz
chipboard-Crate Paper