Friday, 18 December 2009


Well it's close to Wayne arriving home for his bit of holiday and this will probably be the last full post except little sneaks that I get on before Christmas next week.

Before I get to something I want to share with you all- just some STORE NEWS and goodies ;-) Bare with me- there's something at the end of this post for you- promise!



So if there were something's you were looking for to create some Christmas goodies- I'd grab them now ;-)

Both at Digiscrap Obsession and Digi ScrapVAult.


Jazzy has this BRAND NEW set of WORD ARTS up in her store- and they are 20% off at the moment. They match my A FRESH START KIT and are perfect for those NEW YEAR cards and LO's.

Check the LO's she made with them-Celebrate-2010rs



And some personal rambling from me as we reach the end of 2009 ;-)

This year hasn't been the easiest on this side of the world- goodness I think the whole world felt the recession this year. Yet one simple little sentence this morning from Bunny got me thinking (yeah that happens sometimes- hahahaha) and I would like to share it with you. * look on the positive side Kimmers*, and the funny thing is I ALWAYS DO! But somehow this year a little bit of *mud* covered it up for me. Today I rubbed the mud out of my eyes and sat thinking of my BLESSINGS! At this time of the year I think it is something we can all do ;-)

I am BLESSED to have a wonderful husband who loves me for ME, who is my best friend and the most fantastic father anyone could ask for.

I am BLESSED with a teenage son who is responsible and has a head on his shoulders and his feet on the ground.

I am BLESSED to have a sister Gaye with whom I share not only blood and heart , but also the love of creating and art.

I am BLESSED to have a little sister Kerry, who at this moment in time is PREGNANT! WOOT! I'm going to be an aunty  next year to a little baby boy!

I am BLESSED to have my parents and in-laws alive and well and who all still share in my life and that of our family on a daily basis.

I am BLESSED with good friends who are true and love me for who I am and not what I own. Who understand me sometimes better than I understand myself. For the BEST friends I have that I haven't ever met in person yet but who I love dearly!

I am BLESSED to have a roof over my head, food on the table and clothes on my back!

I am BLESSED to have the best job in the world.

I am BLESSED to have met friends via this blog and through our love of scrapping, who mean more to me than just a *name*.

I am BLESSED to have a wonderful Creative Team - all of whom form such a great part of my daily life, be it a good laugh, a wonderful creation, the constant support. I LOVE THEM ALL!

But most of all- I am BLESSED that you are sitting here and taking the time to read this, for reading all my ramblings during the year and sharing my thoughts and story's, for your constant support and friendship. YUP_ I am more than Blessed!

So I would like to share this little mini kit with you-


Thank YOU for your wonderful support ALWAYS and for blessing me with your hearts and friendships.

I wish you all a VERY BLESSED CHRISTMAS and an even Better and Brighter 2010!

Much LOVE. Kim


kristine said...

Morning hag!!!

I am BLESSED to be on your team but more importantly to have your friendship. Your laughter and kind heart has gotten me thru some really rough days and it's nice to know someone is in your corner....

Hugs ya till ya shit yourself..bwahahahah


Roper said...

Thanks for the great gift and happy holidays. Hugs.

Roper said...

Thanks for the great gift and happy holidays. Hugs.

Kerri said...

Does it make me a softy that I am sat here trying not to the let the tears trickle down my face as I am reading all that you are blessed with! Beautiful!
I'd like to thank you again for the hugs you sent me the other week, across the miles they made all the difference and "wiped the mud" out of my eyes too!
Thanks for all you do - your kits, your blogging, and for making us smile and today making me a softy!
Take care
have a wonderful Xmas

Unknown said...

see, I should preach to you more often. Cuz when I do I getz FREEBIES!!!! heheh!

hugs 2 you my ldbff!

Hugs to Waynie...
and hugs to Nathan! {heres hopin he aint runnin around naked this weekend! hahahah}

ok, enough with this moosh fest! Ewwww, Now I need a shower.

By Dezign said...

COW, you made me cry. We're BLESSED to have YOU. With your huge laughs, BARRELS, BUCKETS AND BARROWS of TALENT and a heart that's as big as a bus. Thanks for having me on your team. Have a great blessed Christmas and a drop your pants and flash your bewbs kind of New Years party. I can't wait for next year, I have a feeling your kits are going to ROCK!!!

tiggconn said...

Thank you for the freebie! And for reminding me to remember all that I am blessed with! Have a wonderful holiday!

rosmarie said...

many thanks for this wonderful freebie! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2010 for you and your Family and friends!

Di Heuser said...

Kimmie - you are the best!

You bless other people's lives by just being you.

Love you madly.


MaggieM said...

This kit is gorgeous. Thank you very much and have a wonderful Christmas!!

Michelle said...

I am BLESSED that you share your talents with me (and others)!

Have a very Merry Christmas and thanks for the great little freebie!

Now, off to your sale... :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this beautiful gift!

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas and many blessings in the New Year!

mizamigo said...

Thank you so much for the Blessings Mini Kit. It's gorgeous as are all your creations. I am certainly blessed to have the ability to read and to go to blogs of wonderful people who give stuff away just because they are so talented and kind.

I hope you and your family have a safe, happy, blessed, merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 12 post on Dec. 18, 2009. Thanks again.

Diane Clapsaddle said...

Dear Kim B,
This is the first time I've left a comment, but in my mind you never cease to amaze me with your talent and generosity! Keep blogging and designing!
Diane from Ohio, USA

Always Plumpster said...

with tears posting today just touched my heart. I haven't done alot of counting my blessings this year...and have had a wee tad of a pitty party...but you put the "gratitide" a bit more into my "attitide" with reading this. Thank you for all the things you bring a smile..Thank you again for my sheep..they did touch me very much. Thank you for days when I read and giggle...and maybe don't say I've been here today KimB..but have read and enjoyed.
Merry Merry Christmas Ms.Kim...and a most Joyous New Year to you...and family...

Peggie said...

Thank you and Merry Christmas.

Dinphy said...

Kim, it's a blessing to 'know' you, to read your blog and to see your wonderful creations.

Thank you for this beautiful kit!

Merry Christmas, enjoy the time!

Darleen said...

Thank YOU for all you create for us to enjoy. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Your postings always give me a smile to start my day.
San Jose, Calif, USA

Snowsmoon said...

Dearest Kim,

I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Holiday and so glad to have followed you and your ramblings the last year. You are a great inspiration and very talented person in many ways. Your a sweetheart to all and so YOU are truly Blessed.

Thank you for all your sharing, caring and teachings I have learned from you and I so hope that You have another blessed year to come in 2010!

Happy Holiday, Kimmer!
Dawn aka Snowsmoon's Design

Nik said...

Gorgeous. Thanks for your generous gift. Have a spectacular Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Well it has been said before but I will say it again - we are BLESSED to have you sharing so much with us - thanks for this great gift - Hugs - Maggy

Kirsten said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours! Thank you so much for this lovely freebie.

Hugs Kirsten.

JamWest1007 said...

Thanks so much, Kim...for this beautiful kit, yes, but maybe more importantly, for sharing yourself with all of us.

Here's hoping your blessings continue, and grow.

Thank You!


Anonymous said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 18 Dec [LA 02:37pm, NY 05:37pm, UK 10:37pm] - 19 Dec [OZ 09:37am]).

GlitterQueen said...

Thank you, this is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

thank you for blessing all of us with your creativity. Hope your blessings multiply in 2010.

Beth said...

That was such a beautiful post Kim, thank you for sharing. :)

Carjazi said...

We're blessed to have such a wonderful person who designs beautiful goodies AND shares them with us. I know that your genorosity comes from the bottom of your heart, as does my thanks. Wishing you and yours a beautiful holiday season and a New Year filled with love and laughter, happiness and health, peace and joy!

Joy Burkhart said...

I'm blessed to be able to download your beautiful kits! Thank you so much for sharing! Merry Christmas!

Sue said...

What a wonderful reminder to concentrate on our blessings! May you have a blessed holiday season.

Thank you very much for the cute mini-kit! :)

April said...

Beautiful gift. You are truely blessed. Thank you for sharing with us and blessing us too.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful kit.You are truly blessed with an amzing talent:)For which I am grateful Thanks for sharing your time talent and blessings :)Have a merry christmas to..Take care,kristianne25

scrapcat said...
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scrapcat said...

Thanks for your, as always, wonderful kit. Your blog provides me a laugh at the end of the day nearly every day and is truly one of the highlights of my online "research". HAHA! Have a wonderful holiday and a great 2010!

happyscrapper said...

Just wanted to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and thank you for sharing your creations and your thoughts. I was blessed on the day that I discovered your blog. You have given me many smiles and lots of laughter.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow.. you posted this luvly gift on my birthday.. weeeeee... happy bday to meeeee...... lol

I too am blessed... thank you so much Kim!!!! It's just gorge! Happy Holidays!! :))


Anonymous said...

Thank you for freebies. Link on your post was added to Lori's freebie list

Anonymous said...

Blessed Yule...may your year be filled with joy and laughter (tho there's really no doubt about that, considering) and may your kindness and generosity in sharing your many talents with us be repaid to you in kind. Blessed Be to you and yours this turning of the year.

elizlom said...

Thank you Kim, I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family, thank you for sharing with us!

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

Good morning Sweety!!!!!!
I dug into mp few extra pennies & bought Fresh Start & even Dions kit!!!!!!! LOL
TY so very much for this LOVELT gift!!!!!!!
Wishing you a Blessed Safe Christmas & A Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!

Gayle said...

Beautiful - Thanks! Have a very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the freebie.

makeyesup said...

Thanks for the beautiful kit and even more thanks for the wonderful words. Yes, you are truly blessed. I may not have all the same blessings; however, all the blessings I have show God's love. Have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2010.

Judy said...

We are so blessed that you share a part of your life with us all regularly. If it wasn't for you I think I would have given up digi scrapping. I am not blessed with a flair for creating but your beautiful kits have given me the inspiration to continue and so for this I truly thank you.
Here's wishing you and your family a joyous and blessed Christmas and the best of everything for 2010.

Hugs Judy xx

cathy said...

You are a joy to my day, reading your blog! Thank you so much for all your freebies, you really do inspire me. Christmas blessings to you and yours, and only health and happiness in 2010....

Robbi and Mike said...

Thank you for all you have given me throughout this past year, wether it be freebies, love and hugs or just a good read, you always make up day!.
Happy Holidays to you and Yours Kim and a Happy and Healthy 2010
Hugs, Robbi1

geezee said...

I read the other comments and every witty, sappy thing I would have said has already been used. I am very honored to call you one of my cyberfriends even if we don't exchange deep stuff daily. My blessings include having you share with me as you do.

LouCeeCreations said...

Aaaaah! Kim, and we are so blessed to have you in our hearts. You were one of the first digi scrap blogs I found on the net and then just over a year ago I was blessed with becoming part of your CT, this past year has been wonderful, I truly have enjoyed creating hybrids wth your fabulous kits and feel blessed to be creating something crafty for you in 2010.
many hugs to you Kim xxx

Simply Sarah said...

oh... your blessed part is so touching but true. We are all closer to those we are free to share many things with, and that freeness comes from not having met I think. Wonderful it is.

Happy Holidays to you and your family. And thanks for the lovely mini kit.

VJ's Scrap Room said...

Kim..thank you so much for today's post.It sounds like your cup runneth over to me.:)You are such a blessing to us all.Your kind thoughts ..your quirky humor and sharing your wonderful life with us..has made our day many a time.I may not always say it ..but you really and truly are appreciated.Not only for the freebies...but for the friendship you have shared.:)Your giving nature and your loving heart!

This is the time of year for us..
to celebrate with LOVE.
No greater could have been shown..
than of that from God above.
Peace on earth,good will toward man..
A gift offered free and clear
So we can have a home with him
where he can hold us near!

Merry CHRISTmas!


crlin said...

What wonderful blessings you have and have reminded us to look at ours(through the tears!) You do so much for all of us! I am blessed to read your blog and do your color challenge each month! Thank you so much for the beautiful blessings goodies! Have a wonderful Christmas and fantastic New Year!
Hugs, Carolyn

Sue said...

Just to wish you a wondeful Christmas and a Very Happy New Year

Manu said...

Hey sweetieeee!! Just wanted to stop by and wish you a Merry Christmas (yes now, I think later I could forget, and I don't want to let this happen!)and all the best for the new year!! Big {{{hugs}}}, my friend! WE are BLESSED to have YOU, never met such a lovely and CRAZYYYY woman before *lol*

amsangel said...

Thank you for BLESSING us with this lovely kit. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful creation. I am definitely thankful for my blessings and look forward to using your kit to share these with those I love.

Anonymous said...

Girl you mean more to me than you will ever know. I love your bubbly upbeat personality, for it has pulled me through so many days, I love how you can turn any story into a laugh for me and for that I love you!!! You are so important to me on a daily basis and it's so hard to explain that to people who don't blog or meet peeps online. You are one of a kind and one of the best people I could ever have as a friend (even tho we have never met "in person" I feel I know you better than those I have met) You rock and thank you Kim for allowing me to be a part of your online life!!!

Paula (pkdoll)

Karen said...

Just wanted to post a thank you for all the goodies you've been handing out recently. You are very generous to share them all!
Karen from Moscow

xashee's corner said...

popping in to say Thank you for sharing another AWESOME kit and Merry Christmas too! i don't get atound as much as i would like and miss ya. Have a safe & WONDERFUL New Year too!! HUGS! :)

Nett said...

Ah, damn you... I just innocently was thinking of you and finally dug myself out of a pile of "busy" so I thought I'd come see what was up. Should've known to bring a tissue ;) I'll keep it short and simple Lunchbox, I LOVE YOU :D you're the best, and yes I am beyond blessed to have you in my life, I think the world of you ;)

Holy schnikeys that kit is just beautiful Kim! Very generous freebie too, but seriously gorgeous. Thank you mamma!

Mornin' :D

Anonymous said...

And I Am Blessed to Have Been Able to Share Your Message Containing All of Your Beautiful Blessings! Really Puts Life, With it's Sometimes Muddy Moments, in the Proper Perspective! Thank You For Sharing Your Lovely Heart and This Sweet Kit Kim! Wishing You a Christmas Filled With Love, Joy and Laughter!

Esther - from the tropical north of Australia said...

Hey Kim...great post! Can't tell you how blessed I've been by you!!

I'm glad I was able to give you a giggle now and then through the year.
You gave me more than you know so we're not even quits yet.

Thanks for all the fantastic stuff you've made this year too. You never cease to amaze me with your talent and generosity.

There's only one don't live in Australia. I think I've said it before, if you did, I would say you are a 'true blue Aussie'...and hey, I just don't know what the S.A. equivalent is! Whatever it're definitely it!! LOL.

Have a joyous Christmas with your loved ones - and be blessed!!

Love you, my friend.

Anonymous said...

LOL! Honestly, I've always felt that you knew / counted your blessings. It's evident in your attitude and the things that you write here (which is why I enjoy reading).

Thank you for the lovely kit! May abundant blessings return to you!

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

Morning SWEETY!!!!!!!!!!
I know your without a puter right now & I'm PRAYING Santa brings you one for Christmas as I KNOW your on his goodie list!!!!!!
BUT I wanted to pop in
Wish YOU & YOUR FAMILY a Blessed Safe Christmas & A Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!

Ingrid said...

Thank you again Kim for the beautiful freebie and I wish you and yours a beautiful end of this year!!

Anonymous said...

What words... super, a remarkable phrase

Jenni said...

And I count my self blessed and lucky to know you, I hope we can someday meet!!

Thanks for all the snipits of your life -often hilarious- you share with us!

All the very best for 2010 WooHoo!!

PS: Thanks for the lovely surprise of receiving your card in the post, and BTW, I had my fair share of "pink drinks" this holiday LOL!!

Being Mrs Miles said...

Hay Kim,

I'm BLESSED to be able to call you my friend. You have been a constant on my horizon. You've picked up when I did not even KNOW I was down? You have reached out across the miles to encourage me despite being so very busy. I am so proud to know you and one of the biggest highlights of my life will be to meet you someday.


Evelyn/Ev/Evee said...

Thanks Kim for your beautiful freebie to us. We are equally blesssed to have you as our friend, and designer of beautiful things for us to scrap with.

Hope you have a wonderful new year.

Amanda Rockwell said...

Hey Kim, it's Amanda Rockwell and I have something important to ask you. Could you please email me at amanda(at)amandarockwell(dot)com. Thanks!!

Kathy from TX said...

Beautiful kit and thank you so much for sharing! I cannot wait to get started on making layouts with it!

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

Morning Sweety & HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope you got the email I sent you!!!!

Tabea aka SunshineArtz said...

wow Kim that is so cute!!! thank you so much for sharing this with us! Have a wonderful, creative and blessed beginning of 2010. Hugs

Jenn said...

Thank you for this beautiful freebie. Your talent amazes me. I love it - THANKS!

* Lee said...

This is so ROMANTIC! Thank you SO MUCH!

Anonymous said...

Aw, that's so sweet, Kim. Thanks for the Blessings kit and all your 'ramblings'. You are much loved around the world.