Friday, May 25, 2012

New Digis and a freebie!

Happy Friday!  I'd like to introduce two members of my new digi family that have flown into the shop this week.  This is Orion and Olivia Owl.  Their owlets Otto and Olive will be popping into the shop this weeked so I will be adding their link as well.  Scroll to the bottom for this weeks freebie.  Enjoy your weekend everyone
<3 -Kim

Your freebie today is Word Nerd.  Enjoy and have a great weekend!

May's Card for Emily

Happy Friday Bloggers.  Time for another Totally Papercrafts Challenge.  This week the beautiful Cathy is our Hostess with the Mostest and Cathy has chosen the theme:
My absolute favorite thing, well, other than maybe chocolate.  Stop on over and join in the fun with your animal card.  Don't forget to check out my fabulous teammates and their designs.  We are also having a Design Team call.  If you are dedicated and would like to join our team of designers we would love to hear from you!
This card is heading to Lacey, Washington to put a smile on the face of 6 year old Emily Ziemathis who is fighting leukemia.  She has just gone through another phase of Chemotherapy. If you have time please make a card and send it her way.  I have Emily's link button on the left side of my blog.  Just look for her beautiful smile and click on her photo.  You can also link your post and get the mailing address by clicking HERE

Happy Crafting and have a wonderful weekend.
Card Recipe:
Papers:  Basicgrey Pattern Paper Euphoria/Delirium, Green Cardstock, Taupe Cardstock
Embellishments/Tools:  Brown and Pink Dashes Dots & Checks Polyester Ribbon, Copics

Our wonderful sponsor this week is:

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Monday, May 21, 2012

New Konas and free sunshine from Myrtle Beach!

Happy Monday Blogland!  I wanted to introduce a few new Konas and send you off with a freebie to brighten your week.  This is Kona Kahuna.  I hope he "hot-dogs" his way into your hearts.  If you haven't met the real Kona you can click HERE.
This is Kona the Gardener.  So much for his visit to the groomer last week...

Thanks for stopping by.  Your freebie today is Kahuna Sun.  It's available for the next 24 hours.  Click on the image, snatch her up and enjoy.  Happy Crafting this week everyone! <3 -Kim

Saturday, May 19, 2012

It's a Boy!

I chose the cutest Sassy Cheryl Image Noah's Big Heart for this challenge.  Isn't he a doll?  You can find Noah and check out Cheryl's other wonderful Digital Stamps at her shop HERE.

This card is making it's way to Washington State and will land in the hands of my nephew Rob and his beautiful wife Lindsay.  They are expecting their first child and have just received positive confirmation that it's a BOY!  The good news continues as they have finally sold their home in New Jersey and will no longer have to juggle two mortgages between two states on opposite ends of the map.  Just, well, HOORAY!  We are very excited and can't wait for the arrival of this new little angel and happy that they can finally relax a bit before he arrives. 

Stop on over to the Sassy Cheryl Challenge and enter your creation.  Happy Crafting <3
Card Recipe:
Papers:  Recollection's Cardstock, Southworth Linen, Cosmo Cricket Wanted
Embellies/Tools:  Fiskar's Punch, Doodlebug Crushed Velvet Flock, Spellbinder's Label Eight, Copics, Making Memories Woven Label, Colorbok Printed Ribbon

Kona Gets Groomed and a Freebie!

Happy Saturday my wonderful crafters.  I'm a little behind this week but I haven't forgotten y'all.  My new addition to the shop has a bit of 'tude.  Kona met the groomer and he's not too happy about the result.  Your freebie this week is Oliver Wrecker Raccoon.  I've removed him from the shop and he is now a forever freebie.  Follow me for updates and weekly freebies.  I've also started an Oak Pond Creations Facebook page.  Stop by and visit sometime :)  Have a happy, crafty weekend!
<3 -Kim

Your freebie:  Oliver up a Tree

Friday, May 18, 2012

True Grit!

Happy Friday My Crafty Bloggers.  Time for another Totally Papercraft's Challenge.  The Lovely Lisa is our hostess this week and she has given us a sketch to follow.  Visit Lisa at Paper and Pawprints and see her lovely work and leave a comment or two.  Our sponsor this week is the totally wonderful MelJen's Designs.  For my inspiration card I chose an adorable image  "Watermelon Ant."  This little guy has heart, determination and he's smiling as he carries a load 100 times his size.  I Love it.  Stop on over to TP and join the challenge!  I hope everyone has a great weekend and makes something beautiful.  Happy Crafting <3
Card Recipe:
Digital Image:  MelJen's Watermelon Ant
Papers:  Green Card stock
Embellishments/Tools:  Dress it Up Heart Buttons, Black thread, Craft Ribbon Polyester Picnic Ants, Copics

 Lisa's Sketch to follow
The winner of this weeks challenge wins four stamps from the awesome MelJen's Designs!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Little Angel

Happy Wednesday Bloggers!  I found a new challenge blog and made time to join in the fun.  Seems A Little Sketchy looks like a ton of fun and this week their sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps, one of my favorite digi stamp companies.  I've used Jodie's super sweet Boo Peeker Moon digi.  When you visit Bugaboo make sure you check out some of Skye's artwork as well.  It's amazing!  This card is making it's way to New Jersey for my nephew Paul and his wife Crystal.  They have a new little bundle of joy named Chloe.  If you guys are stalking my blog I love you and check your mailbox :)
Card Recipe
Papers:  DCWV Once Upon a Time Stack and Pink Cardstock
Embellishments/Tools:  EK Punch, Offray Ribbon in Navy Celestial, K&Co Sentiment, Glitter Glue, Spellbinders Scalloped Circles, Copics

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Sunday Blogland.  Mother's Day has arrived here in the U.S. and I want to celebrate with some flowers.  I don't know about you but my favorite flowers are the maintenance free never water/never die variety.  Since I spend a lot of time outdoors with my camera, I prefer to
snap a picture instead of receiving a big bunch of cut flowers.  A picture not only lasts longer, it lasts forever. :)
I shot this photo last spring of the Everblooming roses my Dear Husband planted.  He loves to garden and this plant produces the most amazing blooms in spring and summer and I wanted to share them with my bloggin' moms <3

 The next flowers come straight from my heart.  I've been wanting to sketch these for a while and with mother's day arriving I finally made myself do it because they were a favorite of my mother.  "Georgia's Daisies" are free for a short time.  Snatch them up before they spring back into the shop and remember to call your mom. ;)
Please visit my Boast Post tab for a chance to win a free digi.
Have a beautiful Mother's Day <3

Friday, May 11, 2012

No Pesky Girls Allowed!

Happy Friday!  Another week gone and time for our Totally Papercrafts Challenge.  This week Susan of Mix's Meanderings is our hostess with the mostest and the theme is "No Pesky Girls Allowed"  Visit Susan's blog and leave her some love <3  My card creation serves two purposes.  First, It's your inspiration to create something awesome and "Manly" (spoken with deep bass) for a prize from Alota Rubber Stamps.  Second, I hope it will make a very special little boy named Brandon smile.  I am sending this card to Madison Womak at Funky Cards for the I Feel the Love Project.  This month Brandon is the recipient of the cards created and sent to IFTL.  To make Brandon a card and learn more about his situation please click HERE.  I hope everyone has a creative weekend and I hope you enjoy my inspiration card.  Stop over at Totally Papercrafts and check out the rest of the Design Team and their fabulous cards!  Happy Crafting <3
Card Recipe:
Digital Stamp:  Oak Pond Creations "Kharma Chameleon"
Papers:  K&Company Brownie Girl Scouts Blue Fun Circles, Cosmo Cricket Kissin Kate, Southworth Linen
Embellishments/Tools:  Recollections Brad, Green Poly Ribbon, Spellbinders and my fabulous Copics
This week's Sponsor:

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Freebie Kona

When life gives you lemons...
grab the blender and make a margarita!
Good morning Blogland.  It's 0600 hours and I'm up having coffee with you!  I want to share two new digis and offer "Just Kona" as a freebie for 24 hours.  I visited with my best, good friend Jeni (said in my best Forrest Gump voice) last night over at the Flip Flop Creations Homestead.  Jeni has not had the best week but no matter what happens I know she will make the best out of a bad situation.  Last night Jeni opened up her Etsy shop.  YAY Jeni!  Wait until you see her cards.  She is a talented artist, good friend and an inspiration to so many people.  Visit Jeni and her awesome cards HERE and leave her some lovely comments.  Grab "Just Kona" before he prances back into the shop.

"Just Kona" is such a good dachshund and he's free for the next 24 hours.
Snatch him while you can <3

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Wait....where did Thursday go?!

Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Challenge #74

I know, I know.  I'm a little past Thursday but not by much, right?  Springtime is super busy here at Oak Pond which makes me a neglectful blog hopper.  This morning Me, Dear Husband and sons planted two 15 foot Live Oak Trees.  It was hard work, kind of like, well,  burying two small vehicles in the front yard and at one point it seemed we'd never finish.  As a family we conquered the task and the trees look wonderful.   My boys (covered in dirt and mud from nose to toes) stood proud at the finish admiring the result of their hard work and seeing that made me a proud momma.  Cheryl's new image in the works fits my day perfectly and of course It's super cute.  Stop by Cheryl's and show her what your working on.  Meanwhile I'll be at my studio making more invitations and hoping maybe, juuuust maybe, Cheryl's got a KING of Dirt tapping on her brain patiently waiting to be put to paper...  ;)  Visit Sassy Cheryl's for her super cute Digital Stamps and create!
Happy Crafting <3

Friday, May 4, 2012

Have a "Berry" Crafty Friday!

Totally Papercrafts Challenge #115

Fantastic Friday!  Time for another Totally Papercrafts Challenge.  This week our host is Cathy of Ellies Keepers Creations.  Stop over and check out her amazing work then leave her some lovely comments.  Cathy has chosen the theme white on white.  This week our sponsor is Simon Says Stamp and the prize is a $25.00 gift Certificate to the store!  My inspiration card was designed for my wonderful Mother-in-Law, Marie.  This year Mothers day falls on her birthday.  How neat is that.  Marie likes to prepare strawberries from the garden.  She was the first person to show me how to cut and prepare strawberries for strawberry shortcake.  I promised Marie that I would draw a digital stamp just for her and strawberries were the first thing that came to mind. 

Card Recipe:
Digital Stamp:  Maries Strawberries from OPC Studio
Papers:  Southworth Linen, White Cardstock from the OPC scrapbox
Tools/Embellisments:  Ek Butterfly Punch, Ek Scallop punch, Pearl embellishments, White satin ribbon

Our Sponsor and Prize for this weeks Challenge:

Wish I was in the running for this prize!  Grab your white papers and join in the fun! 
Happy Crafting <3

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Happy Birthday Lou!

Happy Birthday to my Dear Husband.  Well it's actually tomorrow but due to my DT schedule I'm posting his card a day early and he is forbidden to stalk my blog tonight.  I drew him his very own digi called Louies Boots.

He owns a pair of boots that he jokingly tells me "are older than you"  and he wore those boots EVERYWHERE when he was young.  He even wore them to High School gym class with tube socks.  (I swear I didn't know him then) What a fashion statement that must have been :)   My guy never did care about the latest fashion or what everyone else was doing, he has always done things his way.  That's why I married him <3  Happy Birthday to the best guy ever.  I love you <3

Inside bottom flap

 Inside of card

Lou with Jessica...and those boots

Card Recipe:
Digital Stamp:  Louies Boots from the OPC Studio
Paper:  Recollections Recycled Cardstock and Black Cardstock, Southworth Linen
Embellishments/Tools:  Elements Hemp Twine, Copics and Ek Embossing punch

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Snatch the Freebie!

Happy Wednesday Bloggers!  Getting ready for DH Lou's birthday on Friday.  I've drawn a special digi just for him.  I can't post it yet in case he stalks my blog so check back to see his awesome card and digital stamp.  If you follow my blog you'll hear all about it.  For now I'll introduce Bog Frog, a new digi available in the shop and don't forget your freebie at the bottom.  I hope everyone is having a great week.  See you Friday with another new digi and another TPC challenge. 

Snatch your Digi: