Saturday, March 2, 2013

A Merry Freshly Made!!

It has been a BUSY week at my house.  I've been working on a paper for one my classes - I haven't had to research and write professionally in over a decade - my brain hurts!!  My kids seem to have needed extra taxi service this week with a variety of activities.  My youngest has the lacrosse game of the century this morning.  And my oldest has been totally immersed in preparing for a tryout.

Let me tell you about this tryout - because thoughts, prayers and crossed-fingers are needed!!!  Andrew is trying out for the Casper Troopers Drum Corps! He is passionate about marching band and these "professional" corps would be a perfect fit for him. He wasn't planning on trying out this year because he's actually a sax player and has had to switch to baritone as corps are all brass. He thought he would need another year of practice but the Troopers are short on baritones. Fun connections too - a group of my high school friends played in the Troopers (a very long time ago) and I have recently learned that the husband of a friend played in the Troopers in the SAME year as my high school buddies!!  We believe that Andrew is good enough, so it will be crushing if he doesn't make it. If he gets in, he is gone the entire summer rehearsing and literally travelling the country!  If you have no idea what I am talking about - here's a "best of" video - you can see the amazing quality and precision.  It's long - so just take a quick peek - and you'll see what I am talking about.




So on to what you are really here for.
I am feeling really rusty this morning - so I went to a couple tried and true challenges to help me out.  
Tis the Season

The sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches.


And everything else is from the bottom row of the Merry Monday challenge.


  • Stamps: Technique Tuesday Jingle All the Way
  • Paper: Simple Stories Snap Color Vibe
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Tempting Turquoise
  • Accessories: Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores button, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Stampin' Up snowflake punch, Crystal Stickers Glitter Domes



23 comments:

Carol L said...

Your card is so pretty with the snowflakes and diagonal stripes! A real treat for the eyes!

Marjolein said...

The video is great, stunning, breathtaking, never seen anything like it!!Hope your son will do just fine and we'll keep our fingers crossed too! :-)
And your card is great!
Good luck on your paper/ study!

bye from the Netherlands,

Marjolein

Tracey McNeely said...

Kim this is so sweet, I love the colours and your fantastic CAS card. The sentiment and button are the perfect finish off!

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous card...love the stripes and colours! Lee-Ann :)

Kristie Goulet said...

I LOVE this Kim! The colors are great for a Christmas card! Pinning.

Bonnie said...

This is fantastic, Kim! I love the bright pink with the turquoise and all those snowflakes are so pretty with their sparkly centers! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday! Hope your son makes it. What an honor that will be.

mypapercraftworld said...

Love the diagonal stripes with the embossed snowflakes ... the button is perfect!

Good luck to your son ... fingers crossed for his success!

Anita :)

Lauren said...

Very pretty colours together, abd I love that sentiment stamp!

Kim Heggins said...

Adorable card Kim. I love that you used nontraditional colors on your Christmas card. I wish Andrew all the best in his music career.

Lindsey said...

I LOVE this card...a LOT! Reading about you having to write a research paper made me cringe...for sure my very least favorite part of graduate school. I feel your pain! And wishing your son the best of luck!

Judy May said...

Totally love your card, Kim. It is so clean, fresh and contemporary for a Christmas card. Thanks for playing at Merry Monday this week.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Kim you really have such a lovely clean and elegant style! This card is just stunning and the colours you've used are as Judy says "fresh and contemporary"! One of my favourites! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

Susan Joyce said...

Fabulous CAS card Kim, love every little detail. Thanks for playing along this week at Merry Monday.

Jen said...

Gorgeous color combo to go with sparkly snowflakes! And best of luck to your son. I LOVE watching drum corps and marching bands!!

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful CAS card Kim. Good luck to Andrew and with your paper. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Cindy Hall said...

Great card! So many beautiful details and textures but it is still so clean and fresh. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

mjbest said...

Gorgeous card. Hope your son makes the drum corps. My 3 daughters were in marching band/colourguard/winterguard. I know exactly where you are coming from. My whole life was wrapped around rehearsals, band/guard camps and travel/chaperoning for many years. It was an amazing experience that my girls and I wouldn't have traded for anything. Good luck Andrew!!

Linda Suarez said...

What a great Christmas card! I love all the details and how the card still looks so clean. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Tui Nathan said...

Wow .... love love love!

Katherine said...

This is so cheerful & bright! The snow looks great with these colors!

Kim Evans said...

Gorgeous card, Kim!! Congrats on your win at Merry Monday!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations, Kims, for the QUEEN of Clean shoutout from FMS for your delicious minty Christmas card!!

Genamarie Howard said...

THAT VIDEO BROUGHT TEARS TO MY EYES! IT WAS ONLY ONE WORD FOR ME....INCREDIBLE.

ID HAD NO IDEA WHAT THEY MUST GO THRU AT PRACTICE ETC TO PULL ALL THAT OFF! INCREDIBLE.

AS FOR THE CARD...it was ok.....j/k! :} it was AWESOME! i loved the CRISPNESS of it! i felt like i was out in a clean clear snowfall... :}