Friday, March 30, 2012

Oak Pond Welcomes "Kona"

Happy Friday bloggy friends.  Welcome to the Oak Pond Zoo!  If you know us, then you know it's true :) Meet our newest family member Kona.  Kona needed a home and we were very happy to provide one.  Cyrano, Pie and Oz (our other furry kids) are happy to have a new playmate and Kona has been having a blast exploring the yard.  Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Crafting <3 Kim

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Freebie Friday on Thursday!

Hey my bloggy friends.  Friday has come a day early.  I've been working on some new sketches and this one popped into my head.  I thought it would be something fun for my Copic obsessed artist friends.  It will be available for free until Friday evening and available HERE after that.  Enjoy! <3Kim
Here's the card I've created:

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Happy Tuesday everyone.  There's a new digi in the studio.  This is Cyrano our family dachshund and he really wants to play ball.  You can find him HERE along with a few other sketches I've been working on.  Have a wonderful week. <3 -Kim

Monday, March 26, 2012


Bronte and Bella's Challenge #127 "Bling it On" w/ a Mo Image!

Monday, Monday.  Happy Monday everyone.  I wish I was still in bed dreaming but alas!  We must charge in and face another week of work and errands.  I've joined Mo's Challenge this week using two of her beautiful illustrations.  Fairy and  Spring Fairy Puddle.  Click on the names to purchase these images at Mo's Digital Shop.  These are the most adorable digis and I'm excited to use them both in one layout.  Have a wonderful week and come join the challenge at Mo's!
<3 -Kim
Card Recipe
Digital Images:  Maurie Manning's Fairy and Spring Fairy Puddle
Paper:  Graphic 45 Once Upon a Spring Collection, Southworth Linen
Tools/Embellies:  Spellbinders, Jolee's All that Bling dimensional stickers and my beloved Copics.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Freebie Friday!

It's here! It's here!  We've waited all week for Friday and we made it!  Enjoy your crafty weekend and Enjoy the image.  Clarenda Carrot will be available on my blog until Saturday evening.  The Oak Pond Creations Studio will open soon on Etsy.  This image along with others will be available at the studio.  Have a fantastic weekend <3 -Kim

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Cards For Emily

Bring out a Smile by Doodle Dragon Studios

Happy Wednesday my blog friends.  No challenge entry for me today.  This card has a very special purpose.  I stopped over for a visit with Dustin Pike at Doodle Dragon Studios and read about Emily.   Brave little Emily is a true inspiration and a sweet little girl fighting a difficult battle.  Take a minute or two to visit Dustin's studio and then make Emily a card.  I hope our cards put many more smiles on her beautiful face.  Read about Emily HERE.  Have a wonderful week and keep Emily and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
<3 -Kim
Digital Image:  Dustin Pike
Papers:  Oak Pond Scrap Box, K&Company Urban Rhapsody Stack

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Gimme' a Kiss!

Sassy Cheryl Challenge #106 Wearin' of the Green

It's been such a busy day!  I was glad to finally find some time to finish my card for Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week.  I decided to use a Meljen's Digital Stamp and kept to Cheryl's specs by using green.  I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far.  Don't forget, it's a 5 day Harry Potter weekend!
This is an easel card so I've given you a side view as well.
Card Recipe
Papers:  K&Company Urban Rhapsody Designer Paper, Recollections Cardstock, Southworth Linen
Embellishments/Tools: Nouveau Ribbon, Studio G Rubber Hugs & Kisses Stamp, Recollections Ladybug Brad, Prima Flowers, Copics, EK punch, Spellbinders

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Sassy Cheryl Show Me #67

Saturday Salutations!  It's a perfect St. Patrick's Day in Sunny Myrtle Beach.  DH and I are spending the day cleaning and organizing his workshop.  Not fun but very necessary.  I took a break from sweeping to share my current project with Cheryl.  This is Meljen's Frog Prince.  I fell in love with this quirky digi.  Isn't he cool?   I haven't decided what the finished creation will look like but I will post when it's done.  Have fun crafting this weekend!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Freebie Friday!

Happy Friday everyone!  I have been anxiously waiting the arrival of today.  I know you have too.  I wanted to share one of my sentiment creations.  Click on the sentiment and save to your computer.  Enjoy and happy crafting this weekend. <3 -Kim

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Best Friends

Meljen's Design Sketch Challenge #100

Hats off to our friends!  I am so blessed to have some wonderful friends in my life.  These Meljen digis took me back to my childhood and the start of my love of reading.  I couldn't wait to pair these two up to match my favorite book and make a very special card.  Piggy Bath and Spider's Web can be purchased at Melissa's shop by clicking on their names.  I hope everyone is having a great week.  Love and hugs to all my friends <3
Card Recipe:
Digital Images:  Meljen's Designs Piggy Bath and Spider's Web
Papers:  DCWV Textured Cardstock in Sage, all other paper from the Oak Pond Scrap Box
Embellishments/Tools:  Spellbinders, Copics, Making Memories Sentiment, Recollections heart brads, Hemp Twine

Sunday, March 11, 2012

See The World!

Happy Sunday!
I can't believe the weekend's almost over and I CAN'T believe we all lost a precious hour of art time.  Stupid Daylight Savings! *sigh*

G-fa Giraffe has been on my mind for a while.  I finished coloring G-fa yesterday morning at Coffee and Crafts with my BFF Jeni.  We had a great time using our Copics and chatting over coffee.  Thanks Jeni <3  My co-worker Tracey inspired this card because she is leaving for a trip to Africa soon.  Tracey is a travelin' fool and quite an inspiration.  She never misses an opportunity to visit a new country or try something new.  Her travel stories have given me and DH Lou the spark to plan journeys far and wide (once the boys have graduated of course.)  I used  two items in my design space for the first time to make this card.  Jeni from Flip Flop Creations found my "Photographie" stamp at a stamp show in Columbia last year and my Labels Eighteen Spellbinders.  They were perfect for this card.  What a fun challenge.  Thanks Mo!  I hope everyone has a wonderful week and finds their lost hour somwhere!  ;)
Card Recipe
Digital Stamp:  Maurie Manning's G-Fa Giraffe of Mo's Digital Pencil
Paper:  K&Company Teal Floral&Letter Flat Paper, Franes Meyer World Map
Spellbinders Labels Eighteen, "Photographie" stamp (no identifying trademarks or symbols,) Copics and hemp twine

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Would Ya Like To Swing On A Star?

Sassy Cheryl Challenge #105 - Sketch Time

Time for me to try my hand at a Sassy Cheryl Digi Stamp challenge.  I just adore Cheryl's digis.  My friend Jeni of Flip Flop Creations introduced me to these digis last year.  I love to create visual stories with digital stamps and I had to use this group together.
They are so VERSATILE!  Thanks Cheryl :)
You can find the Noah, Lucy Lou,  Pretty Polly and Sally, images along with Cheryl's other illustrations hereJackie chose the sketch for us to follow in this challenge.  I hope everyone is having a fabulous week.  Friday is almost here everyone.  Hang in there!

Card Recipe
Digital Image:  Sassy Cheryl's Lucy Lou's Hanging Star, Noah's Swinging Christmas Star, Sally the Christmas Fairy and Pretty Polly and her Christmas Star
Papers:  Recollections Card stock Navy, Creative Imaginations "Keepin it Real"
Embellishments:  Recollections star brads, Celebrate It Ribbon

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Just Because...

Meljen's Challenge #99 - Orange

What a day!  Kids to school, then to work, kids from school, teenager to work, post office....ahhhhhh!  With so much driving around, I should paint the side of my minivan, start a business and call it "Kim's Taxi."  I'm sure I'm not the only one out there who feels this way :)  I'm so glad I'm able to spend the time with my boys even if it does seem rushed and hectic.  :)  I'm home for just enough time to enter my creation into Meljen's Orange Challenge.  I needed to make a card for my super-awesome sister Donna.  Donna is the best sister on the planet and I'm so blessed to have her in my life.  (Love you sis) Donna sent me an adorable little sock monkey to put in my craft corner last week and Melissa's Little Sock Monkey was the choice for my card.  You can find this fun image and many others by clicking the link above.  Gotta Go!  I'm off to Inky Digits with my BFF's Jeni and Linda!   Have a wonderful week everyone.
<3 -Kim 
Card Recipe
Papers:  Cosmo Cricket Snorkel Boardwalk, Martha Stewart Classic Woodland Paper Pad, Recollections Monkeying Around Funky Disco Spin
Supplies:  Spellbinders Circles, A.C. Moore's Harvest Narrows Ribbon, Copics

Saturday, March 3, 2012


Bugaboo Stamps Stella Says Sketch Challenge #105

I decided to enter this challenge using Jodie's digi of my favorite movie characters.  You can find these cute images in the Bugaboo shop by clicking here.    Being kinda' new to this whole blog challenge stuff I was sure I'd have problems following Stella's sketch rules but found the opposite to be true.  It was easier to follow a pre-determined layout.  This beats trying to extract an imaginary design out of my head any day!  I think I'm supposed to mention that this challenge is sponsored by Digi My World.  I'm still learning guys ;)  Have a great Saturday <3
Card Recipe:
Papers:  DCWV Once Upon a Time Stack, Frances Meyer, K&Company Tim Coffey, Basicgrey Cranberry Sauce, Southworth Linen White
Cuttlebug Curls and Swirls, Copics, Craft Ribbon, Grandma Hecker's X-Acto Tools (Couldn't live without 'em)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Oak Pond Dictionary Word of the Day

Copexellent: AWESOME ; GREAT(co-pex-ellent)Showing considerable talent in the use of Copic markers. Those who have infused color to an image that is remarkable. The use of this word should not be taken lightly. It is earned by those individuals who sacrifice basic necessities such as sleep or sustenance to allow more time for perfecting Copic coloring skills. These individuals more than not drink copious amounts of coffee and sometimes carry their Copics everywhere just in case a random coloring moment occurs.
Enjoy your weekend!