Time for an Update!

I swear I didn't think it was THAT long since I posted but evidently time passes faster than I realize.  I've had a great time with family over the holiday weekend and spent great time with my kiddo's.  Thanksgiving was awesome and I cooked.  The good news is everyone survived.  Then Russ and I had a CRAZY thought to go out on Black Friday!  The crazy part is we started at 2am.  WOW!  As I was standing in line at Old Navy in the cold I had a fleeting moment where I thought I was a complete idiot.  Once inside I confirmed it.  The fun part was doing the crazy shopping with my friend Cathy and Russ went his own way.  I have never laughed so hard.  Just watching all the crazy people was all the fun and being part of the crazy people will forever be a memory!  I wish I had brought my camera. 

Tonight we put our Christmas tree up.  I love putting Christmas music on and watching the kids put ornaments in places that almost make me jump out of my skin.  All the while telling them it looks FANTASTIC!  Do you do this?  I remember my mom every year putting the tree up.  It drove her CRAZY when we would put ornaments close together.  I knew she couldn't wait for us to go to bed so she could completely rearrange.  I didn't have the energy to rearrange our ornaments tonight.  There is a major bare spot that I can see and it will just have to be fixed at a later time.  🙂 

So how about some creations?

I have stamped!  I've actually been working on some Build a Bear projects I will share later this week.  Here are a few fun projects I worked on tonight!

Independent Demonstrator Stampin' Up! Kimberly Van Diepen

I love that little Dasher stamp set.  He is super cute and inexpensive.  I used Serene Snowflakes all over the card and then used Christmas Greetings for the sentiment.  Of course no card is complete without a little ribbon and a few buttons.  Oh how I love buttons! Speaking of buttons, my MIL brought me a ton of VINTAGE buttons.  I squealed LOUDLY when I opened them up.  They are delightful!

Here is a close up of my Dasher!

Independent Demonstrator Stampin' Up! Kimberly Van Diepen

 

 

 

Then I decided to pull out my Yuletide Christmas stamp set out.  Love this set!

Independent Demonstrator Stampin' Up! Kimberly Van Diepen

 

 

I added a little ribbon, and some beads.  Oh my!  Just vintage pretty!  <squeal>

Independent Demonstrator Stampin' Up! Kimberly Van Diepen

 

 

Last I had to make a birthday card and I wanted to add snowflakes for a winter birthday feel.  Does that even make sense? Oh anyhoo!

Independent Demonstrator Stampin' Up! Kimberly Van Diepen

 

 

 

I LOVE Kraft paper! I LOVE buttons!  I LOVE Stampin' Up!  Seriously!  Love all their products.  I used the Serene Snowflakes and the Charming stamp set on this card.. 

Here it is close!

Independent Demonstrator Stampin' Up! Kimberly Van Diepen

 

 

Love Kraft cardstock with Soft Suede cardstock.  It just screams PRETTY!

Lastly I will leave you with a peek of my kids and their cute santa hats.  I love this time of year!

Independent Demonstrator Stampin' Up! Kimberly Van Diepen

 

 

 

Independent Demonstrator Stampin' Up! Kimberly Van Diepen

 

Have a GREAT week!  Create lots!

Comments

  1. Wonderful creations girl!  Yes, I also cringe while the kids hang ornaments on the tree.  Actually this year, my husband was encouraging them to do it just because he knew it made me crazy.  It creates great memories and lots of laughs!  Gotta love it!

  2. I love the Dasher card. That is my very favorite stamp and so inexpensive.
    I love all your creations. Someday I hope to be that creative. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me.

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