September 18, 2014

Glad Tidings

Hello!  I hope this post finds you all well.  :-). School is in full swing now and in this third week my son has homework.  Or they like to call it home fun!  LOL.  It's a bit more work this year with two books to read everyday and spelling words to practice for the test on Friday.  But he's doing well.  So proud we've raised a good reader!  Anyway, I digress, as usual!  ;-)

I have a card to share with you that adds to my Christmas card stash.  I'm in good shape again this year and won't be rushing to make any.  I totally love that!  Anyway, here's my card...



I stamped my snowbird stamp (Stampendous) on white cardstock and used my Spectrum Noir to colour it.  I decided to make it look like a chickadee.  Isn't it cute?  I love chickadees.  I added some diamond ice Stickles to the snow areas.  I stamped my sentiment (STAMPlorations) on a strip of white cardstock then matted it in a brown wood grain paper.  I put my bird panel on a kraft card base then added my sentiment strip.

I'm linking up to the following challenges:

Darnell's NBUS challenge - my snowbird stamp is NBUS as well as my sentiment.  I went with the Christmas card twist.  :-). If you haven't visited Darnell before, you definitely should!
STAMPlorations - the monthly challenge for September is Stamps and Markers.
Addicted to Stamps and More - the challenge is "Holiday".
Jingle Belles - it's a sketch challenge this time.  Check it out...


Well, that's all for me for today.  I will leave you with a picture of our puppy, Summer.


She has grown so much in the past 3 months!  She's a big baby that likes to cuddle and get into trouble!  And I mean trouble.  She got into our recycling and tore apart a pop can and ate some of it!  I was so worried she may have hurt herself.  All turned out well, thank goodness.  I swear she's going to send me to the looney bin!  LOL.  Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by!

17 comments:

  1. This sweet Christmas card has me on critter love overload, Kim!! First of all, the coloring on your chickadee is mwah perfection! And the iced berries are such a stunning contrast to that heavenly blue! (I feel a need for that stamp, sigh!)

    And THEN to end your post with THE most adorable new puppy photo of Summer ... aack, you're killing me here! How lucky are you guys?!!! He might be impish, but dang, just look at that face!!

    Thank you so much for playing in my second NBUS Challenge and for your kind words!! Hugs, Darnell

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  2. The coloring on the birdie is superb! the bird looks so real :) Thank you for sharing with STAMPlorations!

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  3. I adore this card. So lovely.

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  4. Kim, this is a beautiful card! The coloring and the iced berries are to die for! As is your cute puppy!

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  5. Beautiful card! Wonderful bird, fab coloring and love the stickles!

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  6. "home fun"...I gotta remember that...cute!
    Summer is adorable and whoa that she likes to eat soda cans!
    Your chickadee card is so pretty...love how you've colored her and the added sparkle is simply perfect! Super perfect! Thanks so much for playing along at Jingle Belles!

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  7. I just sighed when I saw this, it's beautiful! Faubulous colouring. And how cute is your puppy? Thanks so much for playing along with STAMPlorations :)

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  8. Oh so cute - your chickadee and your puppy! And that glittery snow - love it! Great to see you playing with us again at STAMPlorations. Hugs, Cornelia DT

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  9. What a fabulous take on Amy's sketch ... so very glad you got sketchy with us at jingle belles.

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  10. oh my goodness! what an amazingly lovely holiday card, i love absolutely everything about this! plus... it's a wonderful take on the fab sketch miss amy made for us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥♥♥

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  11. Love this gorgeous holiday design, Kim! Your coloring is simply awesome! So happy you could join us at ATS&M!

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  12. This is the perfect combination of adorable and beautiful, love this! :) Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

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  13. Hi Kim. Love this, your colouring is fab and keeping it CAS really allows your bird to take center stage. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations this month and at ATSM this week. Monika

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  14. Cute birdie card and cute puppy...overload on sweetness! (but I like sweet things!

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  15. My DD would beg to differ on that "home fun" stuff. Another beauty here with so much white space and fantastic coloring, Kim. Good luck with poochie - ours is now 15 months. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations this month with this lovely card.

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  16. Catching up before I head off into the rainy foggy 8C weather to officate a bike race (brought along my oh-so-fashionable Sorels!). Your chickadee is stunning Kim; amazing colouring; he truly does look 'feathery'! Festive fabulous! Cheering that your son is a reader and doesn't mind his 'home fun' too much, and your Summer...how adorable is she! Even if she's potentially sending you to the looney bin with her mischievous antics, she still looks and sounds like a gem! Cute and adorable!
    Hugs~c

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  17. this image is just stunning, Kim. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations and ATSM xx

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