SSINKspiration: New Year's Resolution

A few years ago, I resolved to not buy a purse or a pen for the whole year...the whole year!  It was tough because I was addicted to both but I did it and it REALLY cured my desire to purchase those two items! 

 So this year I'm taking it to a crafty level!  My 2014 Resolution is...NOT Buying Any Designer Papers (other than Stampin' Up!'s new prints that I might need for my classes and clubs)! 

 I buy a ton of other papers and I just don't need any more!  Wanna see...  

I want it...but I don't need it!  It's kinda silly when you think about it.  Most of these papers are $1 each!  And I have hundreds of sheets just laying around!  I need to use them!  And so I will in 2014!

But that didn't stop me from making one last trip to Archiver's before January 1st!

I just couldn't help myself!  :)

P.S. I will lose at least 25 pounds this year and not eat fried food at all!  Now I'm accountable to you all!  Happy New Year!


Hiding In My Craft Room #130: Anything but Christmas

This week over at HIMCR, our challenge is to create anything but a holiday card or project!

I don't know about you but I'm done making Christmas cards.  I haven't mailed mine yet, but I'm done making them!  :)

Here is my card for today.  Super simple but oh so CUTE!

Make sure you head on over to the HIMCR main blog to check out the other amazing creations from the Design Team today!


Happy Birthday to Me Blog Hop

Today we are celebrating Robin's birthday with a Blog Hop!  If you found me first, you will want to stop at Robin's BLOG so you don't miss anything!  Like the great blog candy she is offering...on her birthday even!

Today I created a birthday card for Robin! 

I just love these new goodies that you can't even buy yet from Stampin' Up!  (Since I'm a demonstrator I get to pre-order a month early...WOO HOO!)

I am also posting this card over at SSINKspiration today for Favorites Friday.  My favorites on this card are the Starburst Framelits Dies and the Starburst Sayings Stamp Set.  That "Oh Happy Day" sentiment is just my favorite!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  Your next stop in the hop is the Lovely Aisha!

Here is a complete list of blogs in this hop:

3. Lissa Marie - www.somanycrafts.com

6. Sharon - A Piece Of Heart http://piece-ofheart.blogspot.com

7. Connie Can Crop - http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com

9.  Kim Ryden - http://rydenkim.blogspot.com/ 

10. Aisha Rylbluroses Hall - http://www.londonskyedesigns.net/ 


Merry Christmas...

From my family to yours...Merry Christmas!

Enjoy today!  I hope it is filled with fun and family and your December 26th is filled with STAMPING!  :)


Hiding In My Craft Room #129: CASE Yourself

Today at HIMCR we are CASEing ourselves!  CASE means, Copy And Steal Everything!  While we don't want you to "steal" everything, we want you to be inspired by a past project that you created!  

For my project today I went way back...to 2008!  You can see what my crafting looked like 5 years ago here.  

And now check out the cute card I created with Stampin' Up!'s December My Paper Pumpkin Kit...

The kit is actually supposed to be a little scrapbook but I don't really enjoy having mini albums around...12x12 scrapbooks are where it's at!  SO...I am going to use all of my supplies to create cards!

Today just happens to be my cousin's wedding and this is the wedding card I'm going to give the happy couple!  Along with about 100 Thank You cards that she can send to her friends and family for helping with the wedding or for the gifts that they receive!  I just started on them last night so wish me luck that I'm actually done by 6pm today!  :)

Thanks for stopping by today!  Make sure you stop by the HIMCR main blog to see what the other Design Team members created today and to enter to win a fun stamp set!!!


SSINKspiration: Gift Tags

Today over at SSINKspiration a few of us are showing off some Christmas Gift Tags!

Have you seen the Stamp a Tag Kit from the Holiday Catalog??

Stamp a Tag Kit  #132806  $10.95

I love that it comes with tags and stamps and inks and baker's twine to fully complete your tags!

Here is how I have most of my Christmas presents decorated and these tags are the PERFECT finishing touch!

P.S. That sweater trim from last year's Holiday Catalog is on the Clearance Rack and it's SO CUTE!!!
P.S.S. That tape along the bottom came from Target (not a Stampin' Up! product)!

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to head on over to the SSINKspiration main blog to see the other creations today!


SSINKspiration: My Paper Pumpkin

Today over at SSINKspiration we are showcasing cards we created using the November My Paper Pumpkin Kit! 
This kit is one of my favorites!  I love the star garland!!  SO CUTE!
Here is the card that the sample tells you to make.  The kit came with the contents to make 4 of these cards...

And here are some other card designs that I made with the contents of this kit...

 Be sure that you head over to the SSINKspiration blog today to see what our other design team members created with their Paper Pumpkin Kits.
And if you would like to sign up for My Paper Pumpkinclick here and select me (Kim Ryden) as your demonstrator.  Sign up by January 10th in order to receive your first kit in January.


SSINKspiration: December Layout Sketch

Happy Monday!  Only 9 more days until Christmas!  Can you believe it?  Cards to address, cookies to make, meals to plan...but there is still a little time to scrapbook!

Before I get to my project today, I have to announce the winner of my blog candy from last Thursday!  You can read all about the prize here.  And the winner of my prize package is...Marisol from A Touch of Sol.

Please contact me at demokimsu (at) yahoo (dot) com to claim your prize!  THANK YOU for all of the comments and t

Today I am showing you the December Layout Sketch over at SSINKspiration!

Here is my take on the sketch...

I love these pictures of my daughter.  We were playing at a friend's house and she found a toy gun that she really wanted to play with.  The girls were standing up the princesses and then pretending to shoot them with the toy gun.  

I asked, "What are you girls doing?"  And Brooke replies, "We line all the princesses up and shoot them down with the banger!"  I just cracked up!  

Silly girls!

Do you see a few sneak peeks on this page?  Well they are...

*Starburst Framelits Dies
*Word Bubble Framelits Dies

I think you are really going to love the NEW Occasions Catalog when it comes out in January!  Save your Christmas money!!!

Make sure you head on over to the SSINKspiration main blog today to see what the other Design Team Members came up with today!  You won't want to miss them!


Hiding In My Craft Room #128: Super Scraps Saturday

It's time for another Super Scraps Saturday over at HIMCR!  This week we are sponsored by Sweet n' Sassy Stamps and the random winner will get to choose ANY 3 images they want to be their very own.  So don't delay...get your scraps out and get to work!!

I got to work with an image of a cute little mouse and a Christmas tree: Cocoa's Christmas Tree!  Here is my card...

I just love this image SO much!!  Adding jewels to the ornament circles seemed like just the perfect thing to do and I love how it turned out.  Don't you?!

Be sure you stop by the HIMCR main blog today to see what the other Design Team Members have come up with!  You won't want to miss seeing what they did with their scraps and images from Sweet n' Sassy Stamps!


Practical Scrappers: December Layout Sketch

It's time for the December Layout Sketch over at Practical Scrappers.  I love Layout Sketches!  They are the best thing to get you going when you just don't know what to do!

Here is our sketch this month...

And here is my take on it...

I just love this picture of my little man, Noah.  It was taken right after waking up from a nap about a year ago.  He still looks like this after nap time most days.  He just doesn't like to wake up...but Momma likes for him to go to bed later that night!

I used the the Echo Park Kit, Scoot for this layout.

I hope you enjoy my take on the sketch.  Be sure you stop by the Practical Scrappers main blog and see what the other ladies have been up to this week!


Stylin' Stampin' Squad: December Blog Hop

Thank you so much for joining us for the December Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop!  This month our projects focus on quick and easy gift ideas for the holidays. As we enter the month of December, we find that the Christmas holidays are fast approaching. From decorating our homes to holiday baking, we realize that shopping days are running low. That's why we want to share quick and easy gift ideas that anyone can create in time for that special someone! 

As you hop along, you will see that many of our design team members are giving away some great blog candy this month. Leave a comment for each project and you will automatically be entered in to win!  Winners will be announced Monday, December 16th on our individual blogs, so don't forget to leave us those comments! We love to hear from our readers!

You should have just left stop number 5 on the Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad  blog hop – Jamie H. of Unique Ink. If so, you are in the  right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find  the full blog hop lineup below.

My gift idea today is a quick little treat bag.  I give a lot of little gifts to my customers and neighbors around this time of year.  Stampin' Up!'s Tag a Bag Gift Bags are just perfect for a little stamping treat for my customers or they can easily fit a few Christmas goodies for a neighbor treat!

If you look really hard you may even see a little sneak peek from the Occasions Catalog that comes out in January!  See that Cherry Cobbler spikey circle in there?  That was made with the NEW Startburst Framelits Dies!

If you want to win the secret contents of this package, all you have to do is comment below!

I wanted to create a little card for you today too!  This Snow Day Stamp Set is one of my favorites!  I love this little snowman!

And now for the GIVEAWAY!!!  Leave a comment below and you will win my treat bag and it's contents, the Snow Day card and Cello Bags, Marina Mist Polka-Dot Scallop Ribbon and the A Gift For You Single Stamp!  Whew....all that for just a comment.  I will announce the random winner on Monday from the comments that I receive!

Be sure to continue on the hop!  Up next is Tonya and you won't want to miss her gift!!

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  2. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  3. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  4. Cynthia R. of Ink-a-Doodle Creations
  5. Jamie H. of Unique Ink
  6. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  7. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  8. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  9. Heidi B. of Stuck on Stampin'
  10. Bree R. of Craft-Somnia  
  11. Anastasia R. of Stampin' Blondie
  12. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  13. Darla R. & Nancy K. of Stampin With Darla and Sisters


SSINKspiration: Scrapbooking Christmas

Today over at SSINKspiration I am showing you the Christmas Layout that my Scrapbook Club got to make this week!

Here is a little sneak peek...

Make sure you head on over the SSINKspiration blog to see the full layout AND learn ore about how I created it!  See you over there!


SSINKspiration: Card Sketch

It's time for the December Card Sketch at SSINKspiration!  We would love for you to play along with us!  Create your card, upload to your blog and then link up to the SSINKspiration blog!

Here is our sketch this month...

And here is my take on the sketch...

I used a few new items on this card!  Sneak Peeks from the Occasions Catalog:
*Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper
*Retro Fresh Washi Tape
*Starburst Sayings Stamp Set
*Starburst Framelits Dies

These items will all be available for purchase starting on January 3, 2014!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Please be sure to go check out the SSINKspiration main blog to see what the other Design Team Members came up with this week.


Hiding In My Craft Room #127: Holiday Colors!

Sorry I'm late posting today!  But it's time for another Color Challenge over at HIMCR!  We are on Challenge #127: Holiday Colors!  So you can chose what you want!  

I went with a Red, Green, White and Grey combination today...

I love this little snowman!  SO CUTE!  And a perfect easy card!

Don't forget to head on over to HIMCR to see what the other Design Team Members created for today's Color Challenge!


Practical Scrappers: December Card Sketch

It's time for another Card Sketch over at Practical Scrappers!  I love card sketches!  They are so great when you are in a creative rut OR when you have a 2 year old that really wants to play with you but you have to get a card made and posted for your Design Team.  Hypothetically speaking of course!

Here is the sketch we are working from today...

And here is my take on it...

It's so easy to look at this sketch and think...Christmas!  But I just got this cute paper pack: You Are My Happy by Teresa Collins and I wanted to use it!!

Make sure you stop by the Practical Scrappers blog today to see what the other Design Team Members have created based on this sketch!  You won't want to miss these cards!


SSNIKspiration: December Color Challenge

It's time for another Color Challenge over at SSINKspiration!  I love the this color combination that Darcy came up with!
These are colors that I love but I have never put them together!
Check out my card  for today...
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Smokey Slate, Pistachio Pudding, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations
Other Paper: Champagne Glimmer Paper
Stamp Set: Mosaic Madness
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Big Shot: Expressions Thinlits Dies, Circles Collection Framelits Dies
Punches: Mosaic, 1-3/4" Circle
Tools: Sanding Block
Embellishments: Pearls
Adhesives: Snail, Dimensionals, glue pen
**NOTE: I just realized that I didn't actually read the Color Challenge!  HA!  I should have used Raspberry Ripple instead of Cherry Cobbler!  HA!**
Thanks for stopping by today!  Make sure you stop by the SSINK main blog today to see what the other Design Team Members have come up with!