Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Paper Crafts Holiday Cards and More

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Have you picked up your copy of Paper Crafts Holiday Cards and More issue yet? Oh, its so fabulous! I ran, under the guise of taking the little man to play with the trains, to Barnes and Noble last Tuesday morning to check it out. Wow. Amazing and beautiful ideas, and the best part, they are doable!

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I have the honor of 8 cards and a DVD holder box being put in this issue. Here is one of my cards in the issue. I love its simplicity and slightly shabby feel.

I am working on a couple of video tutorials, so I hope to have one posted very, very soon. Life has been a little upside down lately, DH being gone for work, his company laying off many (we were spared and my heart is beyond grateful, but broken for some family and so many friends), the little man is expressing his newly found 3.5 year old independence, in not good ways, the changing of teams for me, and all those things that life just brings your way. But, I guess, it just comes down to me being thankful for all of it. My life is full and blessed, and you have to have some salt to really appreciate the sugar.

You know what? Let’s throw a RAK out today…why not? :)

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Leave a comment here by 12 noon (CST) on Thursday, tomorrow, telling me about your favorite Halloween costume. DS picked his out last week. He is very excited and spending a lot of time practicing his tiger roar. :) I have the Sept/Oct. issue of Paper Crafts (thrilled to have 3 cards in here!), the LIMITED edition and BRAND NEW Nesting Pumpkin dies from Spellbinders, and a few Halloween doo-dads up for grabs. I will do the random number thing on Thursday and announce the winner on Friday. good luck! thanks for stopping by!

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. WINNER ANNOUNCED TOMORROW, FRIDAY

84 comments:

Elaine Wilson said...

My favorite costume for Halloween was the year I dressed up as a witch when I was about 10 years old. My next door neighbor had this really cool with outfit that had a dress and cafe with lots of flowing layers. I had a black angora cat as a pet and I took her to the community Halloween party. I won first place in my category and Blackie was good as gold the whole night. She stayed in my arms the whole night and let people pet her and all and at the very end of the night she jumped out of my arms and ran all the way across the gym and I had to scramble to get her! Thanks for the opportunity to share a happy memory and to win your cool blog candy! Elaine
http//:elainemwilson.blogspot.com

Tami said...

Congrats!

My favorite Halloween costume is anything my nephew wears because he is so darn cute! Thanks for the chance (oh, and last year he was a lion)

Tracey said...

Your card is gorgeous Kimberly and congrats on having so many projects pubbed!! Well done!!

My fave Halloween costume is seriously whatever I put my wee girl in so that makes my fave costume of 2006 a cow. My fave costume of 2007 was a witch. My fave costume of 2008 was a butterfly and 2009 is yet to be determined! ;)

Anonymous said...

I loved reading your blog today...but then I always do love to read it and see your creations. B & N here I come! Thank you for the RAK offer! Lots of stamping was accomplished here at the Summer Finale of the Terrific Tuesday Flamingo Friends!!! The clock had struck midnight when the 3 who were left called it a wrap!!!!!sUSAn

Carol (HB) said...

It's always fun to see your creations in the magazines Kimberly - part because they are gorgeous, and part because, well, you're a MN girl! :o)
Fav costume was Opus the penguin. LOL - brings back great memories.

Anonymous said...

When I was little my mother made me into a television out of a box of course and wall papered it. It even had an antenna. I guess my age is showing. Ha!

Cathryn67 said...

My Favorite costume was the Black Cat I made for my daughter when she was 3. The tail stuck straight out the back. Oh, she was such a cutie pie!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Selma said...

Congratulations on so many projects being published. I am anxious to get the magazine. My favorite halloween custome was when I won first prize for being a scarecrow.

Jane Wetzel said...

hey Kim! My fav costume was when I dressed my dd up like an old woman! she wore a gray wig and stumbled around in heels! too cute cuz she won the best costume prize at a huge party we went to! :)

Jena said...

Congrats - that's fabulous!

As for halloween costumes, it's hard to pick a favorite - I always have so much fun making them! This will be my first year with a boy to dress, after 7+ years with just girls so that should be fun!

I will share my most memorable from when I was a kid - my dad went as the big bad wolf and my mom, brother, and myself went as the three little pigs. I remember I hated the costume because my mom had sewn bottle nipples onto the piggy costumes ;-)

Kyle E. said...

I wore my favorite Halloween costume five years ago when I dressed as a clown (complete with multi-colored wig and a clown face), jumped in my car and drove the 20 minutes to visit my great-nephews to deliver them candy. They were 5 and 2 at the time and didn't recognize me at first! What a hoot!!!

Melissa S said...

Congrats on so many of your things being published. I'm going to head out to get the mag as soon as my DD finishes breakfast.

My favorite Halloween costume has to be a ladybug but wouldn't you know neither one of my girls wants to be one.

Melissa

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

My favorite costume was the m&m's DH & I wore that I made from hula hoops and fabric.

Rox-Ann said...

Super Congrats and beautiful card! My favorite Halloween costume was a Ninja Turtle costume I made for one of my son's Halloween costume it turned out so cute and he loved it. Have a great day!

Mendi M said...

Congrats! My favorite costume that my son wore was a purple and green dinosaur costume. He looked so precious in it!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on being published. Can't wait to get the magazine. My favorite Halloween costume was when my 4 daughters dressed up as M&M's. So cute.

SallyW

Mary Ann said...

Love your card!!!! My favorite costume was actually my daughter's costume that I made. It was a Ninja Turtle costume when she was in 1st grade. She loved it.

Michelle said...

Thanks for the opportunity to wish an awesome gift!

My favorite halloween costume is anything that my 3 little ones are in, but a few years ago my middle son was a cowboy and wore his daddy's leather chaps and vest from when he was little. It was so cute hat, chaps, vest, and boots. Last year we had to do a costume change.....at school my oldest was alice in wonderland, for pictures a pirate princess, and to trick or treat she was alice again. My youngest was Shrek....so cute!!

Kelly said...

My favorite costume when I was a kid was a Gypsy. I got to wear tons of Mom's makeup and jewelry, and long skirts with lots of scarves. Mom and Dad liked it because it was free!

PatsyB said...

Love your cards! So many great items to "case". My fav Halloween costume has to be when my neighbor dressed as a man in a shower! He had on plain shorts, flip flops and a shower cap carrying a back brush. He rigged up a hula hoop with a rod that came down and went around his waist covered by a towel. Hung a clear shower curtain on the hula hoop and it was marvelous!! I took so many photos! I have never forgotten that outfit!

Kat said...

Congrats on all your publications! And thanks for sharing your talent with all of us!

My favorite costume was at a neighborhood party. A guy came dressed up as a guy sitting in an outhouse. It was too amazing and too funny to fully give it justice without a picture.

Corrine Ann said...

My favorite Halloween costume was the one I made for my husband for a party and I dressed him as Mr. Clean. He sure looked like him but didn't win the prize. The second favorite was the time we went to a party as Laurel and Hardy. No prize there either but we had fun.
Congrats on your card publications!
Thanks for a chance to win.

Anonymous said...

: :pveed reading today, but then I do everyday. You bring a bit of sunsine into my life. My favorite Halloween Costume is just about anything that my Daughter has put my now, just turned 3 year old Grandson in. Last year he was a Fireman, and went to a real Firehouse! I love taking pictures of him every year, and giving him his little "goodie" bag, that "Nana" made. Keep up the great work, can't wait to get my hands on the Mag. to read all about you and the others. Until tomorrow...

Trish in Wisconsin

rhoffman16@wi.rr.com

Lillian Child said...

Love your shabby holiday card creation - can't wait to get my hands on the new holiday book. My favorite halloween costume is the classic white sheet "ghost" - just screams halloween! Thanks so very much for the chance to win - I just adore spellbinder products!

Maria Gurnsey said...

My favorite halloween costume was a playing card, I think I was an Ace. It was so easy and so cute :)

KellyRae said...

My favorite halloween costume is a toss-up between being a bubble bath (dozens of pink balloons pinned to my pink dress and me wearing a showercap, and holding a bath brush)) or being a 'one-night stand' (in which I was a bedside night stand-I was wearing a lampshade because of course I was the lamp but having an alarm clock, reading glasses, a book, and false teeth in a cup on the nightstand too). Thanks so much for the chance to win your blog candy. That limited edition pumpkin nestie looks awesome.

Debbie Corbari said...

Congrats on all you have going for you Kimberly!!! Your work is AMAZING! My favorite halloween costume was the year I dressed up as the cat in the hat. I was 4 months pregnant with my first dd and my belly was just starting to pop. Perfect for the costume! LOL! Other than that I LOVE seeing my girls dressed up as their favorite princess!

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

My fave Halloween costume is the one my DH made for youngest DS a couple years ago. Out of cardboard boxes DH made Mack - the truck from the movie Cars. DS was SO cute!!!

lisa808 said...

Congrats on having so many projects published! That's quite an honor. My favorite costume is a Minnie Mouse one that I still dress up in! Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous RAK.

muzzyd said...

I really enjoy your website, I get such great ideas. The Christmas card is giving me ideas for my cards this year!

Diane said...

I did see the new "magazine", its fab! First I tried to look at all the pictures, then go back thru and look at all the designers names, but I had to go thru it at least 4 times to see it all....it was great, one of the best! My favorite Halloween costume was last year my little "gal" was a butterfly, so precious! Thanks for the chance....hey if I should be so lucky to "win"....I will not have computer access until Tuesday after Labor Day...how will I survive??

muzzyd said...

Oh - my favorite Halloween costume was when I was a little girl. It was just a store bought Felix the Cat costume. However, I had just been given a little kitten from my Aunt and I loved her. Plus, it was one of the few costumes in my trick or treat years that wasn't a hand me down. I think I would still wear it this year if only it would fit!!

Joann said...

My favorite costume is the Barney one that all 3 of my kids wore when they were about 2 yr old.

Christina said...

I love wearing costumes as a woman who can kick some butt! I made my own Elektra outfit one year, and another as Lara Croft. Hrm... let me see what I will make this year! :)

rosegarden said...

oooh, I am so tempted by the Holiday Paper Craft edition! Thanks for the opportunity for the RAK

rosegarden said...

I hit comment too fast! I forgot the Fav Halloween Costume - My fav costume was one that I made for my daughter. It was Belle from Beauty and the Beast. She was the prettiest Belle on the streets and parties that year

Jacilynn said...

Wow, congrats on your publishings. My fav halloween costume was mrs potts from Beauty and the Beast. the kids loved yanking on my spout. So much fun!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Love the card, Kim! I can't wait to get the Holiday Cards issue and see your creations! My favorite Halloween costume was when I dressed as Pebbles Flintstone. Of course I was a LOT younger then!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sheila said...

My favorite halloween costume would have to be the my little pony costume I made for my then 3 yr old daughter, she loved it and my vision actually worked!! Love your blog and all the wonderful cards!

connie said...

Congrats Kimberly! I love your cards. My favorite Halloween Costume was the Witch costume my granddaughter wore last year.

Cheri said...

Hi Kimberly! Oh, this just brings back a long-forgotten memory. . . .of me dressing up as a hobo when I was in the 6th grade. Ragged pants and shirt but the best part was my mom smeared my cheeks and jaw area with vaseline and then put coffee grounds all over the vaseline so that I looked like an old hobo with stubble on his face! :-) Love that creative Mom of mine! Thanks for the chance to win. . ..looks like such fun!

Nicky Hsu said...

Congratulations Kimberly!! I can’t wait to get the Holiday card issue. My favorite costume was the Witch that I dress up for school kids. I hand-made EVERYTHING. I love the hat the most.

Gerri K said...

My favorite Halloween costume was when my very conservative husband dressed up as a "punk rocker". My teenage niece came over and put an orange rinse in his hair and spiked it. She made a nose ring out of aluminum foil and let him a pair of her boyfriends boots. Absolutely hilarious.

Little GTO said...

I always wanted to dress as a gypsy so I could a colorful necklace my brother gave to Mom. I now am in my 60s, my mom has passed away but I still have that necklace!
Congrats on your publications!
Sharon L
sharon.lemon@sbcglobal.net

Shawn Mosch said...

I just wanted to say that I love your creations!

Shawn
admin@ScamVictimsUnited.com

http://craftychicsblog.blogspot.com/

Harley Dee said...

My favorite costume is my Alice in Wonderland one. I have worn it every year for the last several years, just because I love Alice :)

peggy nickelson said...

Kimberly,
My favorite costume was the year when my sister helped me dress up as Pippi Longstocking. I had striped socks, straw hat and braids that stuck straight out to the side due to the wires we wove through them. Such a fun time.
I was a happy kid.
Peggy
snickels@msn.com

Gailanne said...

When my son was 10, I made him a Star Trek uniform from a sewing pattern. Wreathed in smiles, he marched through the school halls in the Halloween parade, looking for all the world like a crew member of the Starship Enterprise.

Mel said...

Absolutely beautiful card. I loved it when I saw it in the magazine! : )

My favorite Hallowe'en costume? Hmm...I think when my husband and I went as Autumn and Winter. : )

Terre said...

Hi Kimberly,

My favorite Halloween costume was for my daughter when she was 5, I did not have the money to purchase the "New" Disney jasmine costumes so I handmade hers. We lived on a Military Base and they had a costume contest and she won 1st place. My daughter is now almost 24 years old and I still have that costume. Hugs Terre

Anonymous said...

My favorite halloween costume was my 1 year olds lady bug. She looked absolutely adorable in it!!

Chrisd said...

My favorite costume was one I made for my younger son years ago.He watched this Canadian TV show...The Friendly Giant(we live near Detroit). The Giant wore a tunic type outfit with a sash belt and carried a song flute. I made him one just like Friendly's.Erik wore that proudly on Halloween and for weeks beyond. He just lived in it and taught himself the tune also.
The memory still brings a smile to my heart!

Gina F said...

Hi and congratulations!! I've been waiting to see this one, hope i can win, Love your creations!
I love the witch customs maybe because I'm one! lol....Gina F

JKB said...

I recall my childhood costume using whatever clothing my Mom had to create a mismatched outfit and then make-up to be some kind of hobo type persona. Loved those days of making do.

rush8888 said...

it must be such a thrill to be published! but, no one can get published if they don't send in the project! anyway, i went to work at my insurance company as a doctor...complete with a stethoscope, "blood" and hemostats pinned to the front of the scrubs. fun!

Kim said...

My favorite costume was on my son's first halloween. He was a bumblebee and absolutely hated the thing. He screamed bloody murder, but I thought he was terribly adorable and made him keep it on until I was done photographing him. The small consolation was he did get to trick or treat at a couple of homes and get some sweet treats :)

imastampin said...

Oh Kimberly, you are so cute! And so famous! wooooooo hoooooooo
My favorite costume I ever wore was when I wore pink pants and a pink shirt and a black hat. I added a label "Pepto Bismol". hee hee hee I got a lot of laughs with that one.

I hope I win. Will you autotgraph the copy of the magazine? Coolio girl!

Cathy Weber said...

My favorite Halloween costume was a custume I made for my daughter. She was the first girl in a family of 6 boys. I made a Little Red Ridinghood costume with a red cape and little basket for the goodies. She's 17 now and I still can picture her in her little outfit. I will make sure to buy Holiday Cards magazine if I can find it. Thanks, Cathy Weber

Sandra said...

One year my son decided to be a headless man - it was a great costume, he carried his head ( a mask on one of the Halloween pumpkins) in his hands and had a shirt over his head with red paint dripping out - it was great!
Thanks for the fun.
Sandra

Clara AKA kalela said...

My favorite Halloween costume was an Oscar the Grouch costume that my boss made & loaned to me. It was fun to play a "grouch" for the day!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Congrats on all the published items in the new mag! I noticed your name quite a few times in the last PCM too:) I love this Christmas card you created! It's a perfect balance of polka dots, dsp, delicate lace and beautiful holly leaves!! Gorgeous!
My most memorable costume was a clown suit I made from old sheets and material scraps. I even made shoe covers as well as a big ruffled collar. Worn with a mask, big red wig, and gloves, it was impossible to tell if it was M or F. MY DH wore it to the neighbors, they were clueless. The best of all was when my neighbor wore it back to her house and her own DH didn't know who she was! LOL Good stuff there :)

Claudia V said...

Your card is beautiful.
I think my favorite costumes are either the caveman with a furry wrap that went over one shoulder and was stitched on both sides with matching furry slippers and a paper mache club that my son dressed up in one year when he was small or the chimney sweep with a black cardboard hat nearly as tall as he was and a black long sleeve tshirt and black pants and smudges on his face, in another year. Both costumes I made.

Robyn said...

My favorite would be the mermaid costume that I made my DD when she was very young...about 20 years ago....

Kristy Vernon said...

Thanks for the chance to win. My favorite costume was a
Miss Piggy costume. My brother went as Kermit that year.

Janice Webb said...

Oh dear---I was never one for costumes so dressing up as a ghost was my favorite. I know---lame.

Lynn Mercurio said...

My favorite Halloween costume was the year I made togas for my husband and me and we dressed as Cleopatra and Mark Antony. We had all the accessories including head gear and scepters. I think I enjoyed wearing my toga more than my husband...he was such a good sport to dress up with me. I don't think the 4 beers before the party hurt either...lol

I'll always love Halloween, not matter how old I get!

Jaime said...

My favorite halloween costume is going to be for this year... I will be approx 8 months pregnant, and I saw an adorable picture where you paint your baby belly to look like humpty dumpty... and then you just create a wall(box) that gets worn around my waist... then add some arms & legs... it looks way adorable.. I can't wait :) thanks for all your paper=crafting inspiration!

Nicole said...

My favourite costume was last year's...my husband and I are big fans of "Rome" and dressed as Lucius Verenus and his wife. It was great! This is a great RAK and I would love to win!
Nicole

brenda a said...

My favorite is the wicked witch.Green face and all.It brings back memories of when I was in my 20's and dressed my daughter up and she won 2 contests from her costume. Wow what memories.

kolling143 said...

First of all, what a wonderful RAK!! Thank you for the chance to win. My favorite costume (of my kids) was a slice of pizza that I made out of felt!! After much distress, it turned out great!! The kids kept saying, "hey look it's a slice of pizza!" After all the work it took, it was nice to hear that it did actually LOOK like a slice of pizza!!! :)

kathy s said...

my fave costume was a witch- black silk skirt, black velvet cape with yellow inside and matching hat, paper mache nose ...... ahh those were the days what fun-

Cynthia said...

My favorite was when we made a Frankenstein outfit for my son. He looked fabulous Last year my son was a dead baseball player that was great too!! Thanks Cynthia

Deanna said...

Wow I totally love it!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Love this card! Congrats on your publications...I cant wait to get the holiday issue. My favorite halloween costume would have to be when my brother put an actual carved pumpkin on his head as a mask.

klasickewpie said...

Love the card and would love to see the others in the mag. Thanks for the RAK offering. My favorite Halloween costume was when I wore my mothers wedding dress. It was one of the shorter versions from back in the 50's.

klasickewpie said...

Love the card and would love to see the others in the mag. Thanks for the RAK offering. My favorite Halloween costume was when I wore my mothers wedding dress. It was one of the shorter versions from back in the 50's.

Sew-Ink said...

My favorite Halloween costume of all time was Big Bird! I dressed up as the big yellow bird for my first grade Halloween party!

Alyssa said...

Wow! Congrats on all the publications!! My favorite was Smurfette! We also had some fun clown suits and wigs that Mom would let us play with year round. Thanks for the chance ;o)

Pattyjo said...

I always loved the costume when I was dressed as a nurse. It isn't very elaborate but it was my favorite.

Erin said...

My favorite halloween costume was when my son was superman last year. He was so darn cute and loved it.

Deanna C said...

Believe it or not, my favorite costume was a pair of long-johns! I was about 10 years old and living in Wisconsin. My Mother found this and after I put it on, she stuffed it with pillows and towels. I could't believe it when I won the parade for the city!

Donna said...

My favorite costume memory is of my Granddaughter witch costume and my grandsons monkey costume last year. They were really so very cute togeter.

Julie Masse said...

Congrats Kim!! Your card is just beautiful - I haven't seen the issue yet - dying to get a peek!! :)

Kimberly Crawford said...

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR PLAYING ALONG. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON FRIDAY, SEPT 4 IN MY BLOG POST.

THANKS FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL STORIES! IT MADE ME SMILE ALL DAY!! :)