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The Best of Christmas

The Best of Christmas

It’s the weekend which makes us all happy.

Why not take a little time travel and look back at some of what I’ll call, the best of Christmas?

I thought I would share a few of my favorites that I’ve created over the last few months.


Kimberly’s Favorites

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After looking back at all of the fun Christmas and holiday cards created, I had a hard time trying to pick my favorites.

Don’t get me wrong… this was not so much about MY favorite creations but my favorite products I was able to design with.

This Holiday Catalog has been amazing to work with because of all the fantastic coordinating products we’ve had available.

Here is a break down of my best of Christmas and I would love to hear what your favorites products have been from the Holiday catalog.


Holly Berry Happiness

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The Holly Berry Happiness became a favorite right away because of the coordinating Holly Berry Builder Punch.  I love the size of the holly leaves and the stamp set is a two-step stamp.  Adding vellum to this project created a nice soft touch overall.

See all the details of this card HERE.

Cookie Cutter Christmas 

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Every single image in the Cookie Cutter Christmas  stamp set is AMAZING. The coordinating punch, Cookie Cutter Builder makes creating super easy.

Simply stamp and punch any of the images.  LOVE!

Learn more how I created the background for this card HERE.


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This project is very simple using our smaller gusseted bags.  I filled the bags with red hot candies to simulate the reindeer noses.

SO fun and a great little giftie to give to friends.

Wrapped in Warmth


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There are so many great products on this card that I fell in love with.  The stamp set Wrapped in Warmth was PERFECT to coordinate with the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper.  There is no ugly sweater in this paper pack. This paper pack is 50% off until January 3rd.

The coordinating doesn’t stop there.  One of my favorite products in the Holiday catalog has been the Cable Knit Textured Embossing Folder.  This isn’t just any Textured Embossing Folder.  It feels REAL.  The embossing is amazing and perfect for ANY winter cards.

See all the details on this card HERE.

Banners for Christmas


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The Banners for Christmas stamp set was instant love for me with that beautiful candy cane image and gorgeous banner.

Once again, it’s the love of Stampin’ Up!’s product coordination that makes designing projects so easy and fun.

One of my faves on this card is the Real Red Glitter Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  So fun to see that candy cane image sparkle.  WOW.

I’m also a huge fan of this card sketch.  If you are ever in a pinch for creating a card, try this card sketch.

The red stripe is Washi Tape.  If you are a Washi Tape hoarder, this sketch will help you use it up.  The Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape has great designs and perfect to coordinate with the Banner for Christmas stamp set.

 See all of the details for this card HERE.

Click HERE for another fun card using the Banners for Christmas stamp set.

Jolly Friends 


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This guy!  Creating this card was instant joy.  I love this little moose from the Jolly Friends stamp set.

His sweet little Santa hat was created using the Jolly Hat Builder Punch.

This card could easily be duplicated and many other color combinations used.

Click HERE to see more details on this card.

Tin of Tags- Favorite of the Season

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I’ve had the privilege of creating a ton of Christmas cards this year, but hands down this is one of my favorites.

The music notes paper from  This Christmas Designer Series Paper  has been one of my favorite patterns to use.

Another favorite…. The Tin of Tags Kit and stamp set.

This kit has great elements like the wooden snowflakes, tiny confetti stars and my favorite… thin washi tape.  THE BEST.

You can find more details on this card HERE.

Best of Christmas

Thank you for letting me share my version of the “best of Christmas” with you.  Each of the these cards use products I’ve really enjoyed this season.

There is still time to enjoy them, in fact… the project I have in progress is making Christmas tags using the Cookie Cutter Christmas! YES!

Have an awesome week and make something pretty!!


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It’s a great day to share the Tin of Tags Kit from Stampin’ Up!

This kit has amazing possibilities outside of the gorgeous tags you can create.

Are you ready?

This incredible kit is not just about Tags. In fact, you will be pleasantly surprised with all that you can do with this little kit.

A Little Housekeeping First

You may have noticed the silence around this blog but don’t worry… I’m back.

Three weeks of amazing fun in the sun, friends and one on one time with my bestie came to a halt this past Saturday.

I needed a day to be mopey, and then with the mopey came a cold.  Ahhhh!  That was not a welcomed gift.

I’m on the mend.  I’m off the couch and coming back to my normal bubbly self.

I’ll be sharing all the great things that happened this week.  SO much to share and tell.  It will be a doozy to post.

Let’s Get Creative!

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Do you love a good crafting kit? Something that makes crafting a little easier when you are in a bind for time or creativity? I have a solution.

The Tin of Tags Kit is superb and the best part is you can crank out a few amazing cards with it as well.

Inside the Tin of Tags kit you will find lots of great embellishments that you could use on tags, or on a card.  Today I’m sharing ways to use this kit on cards.

The Tin of Tags kit has a coordinating stamp set called…. Tin of Tags.  This is a fantastic stamp set with a gazillion ways to use it on all types of projects.

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Here is the contents of the Tin of Tags Kit.  It’s pretty nifty.

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My favorite pieces are the beautiful wooden snowflakes, Washi Tape and sequins.  All the pieces in this kit are delicate and beautiful.

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Tips & Tricks 

  • I created watercolor wash on watercolor paper first.  I heat set the watercoloring with a heat tool and then stamped the snowflakes from the Tin of Tags stamp set.
  • A small strip of Washi Tape was used from the Tin of Tags Kit.
  • The greeting uses the Tin of Tags stamp set then die cut using the Tags & Labels Framelits.
  • I added a small wrapped thread from the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.
  • There is a small strip of Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (1″ x 5-1/2″).  This was sponged first using Pink Pirouette Ink and the Sponge Brayer.
  • The music sheet paper comes from the This Christmas Designer Series Paper.  LOVE that paper.


Click the clickable links below of all the products used for this project.

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Beautiful Snowflakes 


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I love how this kit is filled with snowflakes.

You will notice on this card I stamped the snowflakes using Smoky Slate ink over the Whisper White, then added the silver snowflake doily under the greeting.

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If you look closely, I used the Fancy Frost Designer Series Paper again on the right side, which is also filled with snowflakes. Sure love how this card came together.


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Seen above,  the silver metallic twine from the Tin of Tags kit is wrapped around the card several times and secured on the back side of the Whisper White cardstock.


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Lastly,  a few sequins and Real Red ink splattered across the top of the card.


Wrapping it Up!

Stampin’ Up! kits are a great product for anyone who has no time or needs a little assistance with creativity.  The kits provide all the products to create the project along with directions.  If you are someone who lacks time during the holiday season, this kit is one to think about.


Click the clickable links below of all the products used for this project.  

Ready to be inspired? Take a moment to hop around the Artisan world to see what the other Artisans have created using this amazing kit.  First up is Krista Frattin.  Click the button  below and be inspired.

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Have an AWESOME day!!

Time To Escape The Crazy

Time To Escape The Crazy


Sometimes my little family lets me escape the crazy, crazy life that is.

This weekend it’s happening!

About a year ago my dear friends and I planned a get away.

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Crazy Happens Before the Escape!

Let’s face it… in order to escape the crazy things have to get really crazy!

I can attest that the last two weeks have been SERIOUSLY crazy in our house.

I’m not kidding…

  • The new gymnastics club we joined we also quit due to professional issues.  We joined a new one unfortunately same distance of 45 minutes each way.
  • Russ breaks his ankle which creates a driving fiasco but blessed he didn’t need surgery and he’s in a walking cast.
  • Volunteering and the daily motherly crazy.


The interesting part is when I’m this crazy busy, I’m really organized and my time management is AWESOME.  I don’t understand it, but I get things done as if I had a super power.  It’s crazy and awesome all at the same time.


Should I Stay or Should I Go

When Russ broke his ankle, I was seriously considering canceling my escape.  I had an over whelming guilt over flowing leaving the Prince as he hobbled around.

The Prince would not hear of it.  Then it was like he was going to prove he was completely fine to manage the household.  He’s done amazing.

I’m feeling like he has got a good handle on the crazy and ready to hobble the house like a Prince.

Now I’m really going to escape.

I’ll be floating on a big big boat in the middle of the Western Caribbean.  Yahhooooo!


Stamping Retreat

This trip is actually a stamping and scrapbooking retreat.

Oh my word!!  Escaping to stamp and scrapbook on a cruise?

Pinch ME!

Those attending have created swaps as well.  I’m pretty excited.

Here is the card I created for the card swap.

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I used the Hang Your Stocking stamp set and Christmas Stockings Thinlits to create this card.

Below are a couple tips & tricks when creating this card.

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Tips & Tricks

  • Create the snowflakes using the snowflake from the Tin of Tags stamp set.
  • The Designer Series Paper comes from the This Christmas Designer Series Paper.
  • The color combination is Smoky Slate, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay. A color combination that I’m in love with.

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  • Metallic Enamel Dots completed this card.  I love how these enamel dots look on any projects.

You can see all the supplies I used for this card below in the clickable links.  

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While I’m Away…

While I’m escaping the crazy… I’ve got a line up of fun projects I’ll be sharing with you as well as a new video next week.  Make sure to check back.

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