Kimmie's Kreation Celebration - Day 1!!!

Well, Happy Birthday to Meeeeeeeeeeeee!!! I woke up this morning to the smell of something baking......and I thought I was imagining it. So I dragged my 'old' butt out of bed and went downstairs. Well, firstly, this is the sight that my bleary eyes first saw!!!



A dozen pretty pink roses from my honey!!! And I wasn't dreaming either.....he was baking me a cake!!! AND making me eggs and peameal bacon for breakfast....AND the coffee was already made!!! Aaahhhh....that makes this girl happy!!!

Sooooo.....what do you think of the name?? Kimmie's Kreation Celebration!!! I think it's perfect and Lisa Helmts came up with it!! So Lisa, send me an email and I will get a little something out in the mail for ya!!!

Okay!! Are you ready for the first challenge???? I hope you are, 'cause it's a doozy!!! No, not really!! I want to make sure that everyone who wants to, can play along so the challenges will all be easy-peasy!!! But I am going to give you the hardest challenge first so that you have lots of time to complete it!

One of my biggest challenges is altering items!! I tend to stick to what I know which is cards and scrapbook pages....I rarely stretch myself and go outside of my box!! Well, for this challenge, I did!! And you can too!!!

For Kimmie's Kreation Celebration Challenge #1, you will need to Alter An Item!! It can be ANY item....a can, a tin, a notebook, a clipboard....anything! Just take something ordinary and plain and decorate it with stamps and paper and embellishments!! I posted this challenge on the first day, so that if you don't have anything handy, you might be able to find something this week and join in the Altering Challenge!!!



For my sample, I took a lovely plain white lunch tin that I got from The Town Scrapper and altered it using DCWV patterned paper, Magnolia stamps and a whole lotta ribbon!!! Now you must forgive the picture as it was a rather dreary day when I photographed it and I had to use the flash. Believe me, it looks WAY better up close! Just ask Phebe, Ellen, Bonnie, Connie and my Mom....they've seen it in real life! But my idea was to make a cute little storage unit for all those loose unmounted Magnolia stamps......I think I might need to make another one, as I have a fair few of them...hahahahahaha!!

So here are the rules for Kimmie's Kreation Celebration Challenges (I just like sayin' that!!): your creations must be NEW creations, you have until Monday, February 11th at 8pm EST to link up your designs in the appropriate post on my blog OR email me with a small pic, if you don't have a blog or gallery. If you do upload your creations to Splitcoast please use the corresponding code in your keywords, so that we can all check them out!!! The keyword for today's challenge is KKCC1!!

OH!! I almost forgot?? Did you want to know what the winner of this challenge will win?? You don't?? Oh okay then, never mind........I'm just yankin' yer chain!!! Of course I'll tell ya!!! The winner of KKCC1 will win.........some NEW High Hopes Rubber Stamps!! How about that?? The winner will receive the Large Easter Bunny
AND the Small Easter Chickadee stamps, just in time for Easter card making!!!

33 comments:

Leonie said...

Happy Birthday!!

Hope your having a lovely day!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIM! What a lovely surprise to wake up to on your birthday! Someone must love you VERY much. :o)
Great challenge... I already have something in mind!
Enjoy your special day and your cake!

Crestajune said...

Great Challenge, Kimmie! I love altering things! Happy Birthday to YOU!! Hope it is a GREAT day!!

Shannan said...

Happy Birthday!!! Sounds like your DH is a keeper!

Anna said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !! I hope you´re enjoying your day :o)
I´ve been checking in a few times today already to see if you were up, but since I´m a few hours ahead of you I was obviously a little too eager ... LOL.
I´ll have to scratch my head for this altering challenge, hope it will lead to something :o)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Kim!!!
You are so spoiled.
Enjoy your day!
Ellen

Basement Stamper said...

Happy Birthday! I just did this altered item last night so hope it counts as new ;-) Eat lots of cake for me too :-)
http://basementstamper.blogspot.com/2008/02/fun-with-squares-challenge-and-name.html

Michelle said...

I just wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIMMIE! I hope you are having a lovely day, those roses are beautiful :0)

Suzanne said...

Happy Birthday to you!! Have a great day and I hope it isn't too cold!! Well I am off to start now as i have never altered anything before, but I have a great note book here just begging to have its plain black cover altered!! Sue :o)

Krisstee said...

A big ol' HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!! I hope your whole day is special. What a great challenge and so much time to complete it..........LOL. Maybe I will be on time.
Have a good one!!!
CIAO

ingemg said...

Hi Kim, happy birthday!!! Have a wonderful day full of (more;-)) lovely surprises.

What a gorgeous tin you've altered, such a great gift for a "new" mom!

Hope you've received my card in time:-D

XO, Inge

Colleen said...

Happy Birthday!!! What a sweet guy you have there.

I am sooooo into this challenge...(sure after I posted a week's worth of altered items on my blog last week - grin)

I think your tin is just adorable!

Janine said...

Happy Hoppy Birthday, love those roses and of course your altered tin. Hope you have a great day.

Shannon said...

I altered this notebook on Sunday night and then thought of the post I read here on your blog. Hope you enjoyed your birthday. I've celebrated a few 29th in a row now too.

http://livelovelaughandstamp.blogspot.com/2008/02/my-hanna-notebook.html

shel9999 said...

I'm sorry I missed your birthday!!! I hope it was a great one!! Gorgeous flowers! Aww.... :) Your tin is just SO cute!! You do incredible work with Magnolias!!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to you!!
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catt871 said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you had a great day!!! I LOVE your tin!!! CUTE!!!

dpkennedy said...

Ooh, happy birthday week! This lunch pail is adorable!!

Anna said...

Happy Birthday (a little late)!
Here is my altered project
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Jackie said...

Kimmie! Your birthday celebration is awsome! The roses you got are simply stunning and I love the tin you created. I decided to try out your altered tin challenge....so here you go:

http://stampingsister.blogspot.com/2008/02/too-much-to-dotoo-little-time.html

Enjoy!

Jo said...

Your altered tin is fabulous! and so is the idea of all these challenges and candy!! Have loaded my entry on my blog...hope this counts!

Scrapping Donna said...

Hi Kim,

Here is the altered notebook I made and altered tin that Danielle made. They are in Feb 6th post on my blog.

Thanks for holding such a great celebration!

KSmith said...

Happy Birthday Kim. My birthday is in feb too. here is my challenge:
http://www.scrapbookeronline.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=16326&cat=500&page=1

Anita said...

Again, Kimmie, Happy Birthday to You! I so love your challenges! Here's my altered tin:

http://www.wowprincess.com/anita/?p=99

vickiw said...

Hi, I just ran across you blog and wanted to wish you a happy birthday a little late. My birthday is also on Feb. 3.
Have a super weekend!!!

mimihas5 said...

Hi Kimmie,

Happy beleated Birthday to you. It sounds as though your day was a good one. I just posted an altered item up on my blog last night. I made it the night before last. I made tit for my husband for Valentine's Day.I hope this is acceptable for your challenge.
Thanks for the chance to win one of these gorgeous stamps.

Mary

http://itsallaboutthejourney.typepad.com/its_all_about_the_journey/2008/02/tresured-memori.html

mimihas5 said...

Kimmie, I am so sorry. I misspelled a couple of words in my post. How embarrassing. :(

Mary

Anna /PP said...

Here are 2 photos of my altered tin:

http://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/index.php?mod=galleries&u=150949&m=view&id=1269899&page=1

http://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/index.php?mod=galleries&u=150949&m=view&id=1269897&page=1

Thanks for a super fun week :o)

Bonnie said...

cHi Kim,
Here is my altered item! I am sorry it is not the tin! NOT YET! http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/807017?cat=500&ppuser=140896

My Little Space said...

Great Challenge Kim, altered clipboard on my blog. You have set some great challenges this week, was hoping to do some more of them but may run out of time!

http://littlespaceofmyown.blogspot.com/

Mandy

Nikki said...

Here is mine, just in time!

http://nikkiscardsandnews.blogspot.com/2008/02/kimmies-chalenge-1to-alter-something.html

Janine said...

This altering challenge had me looking at all sorts of things in a different light! I even rescued a cylindrical tub the electrician put in the recycling bin! Didn't actually alter it just now as I think it will make a great box for a gift - will think again when I have the recipient in mind. I did however alter this giveaway notebook so i have somehwere to record all the sketches in. There are three pictures
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/808526?cat=500&ppuser=132530
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/808527?cat=500&ppuser=132530
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/808529?cat=500&ppuser=132530

Donna said...

I put all 6 challenges in one blog post - had SO much fun!
Kimmie’s Kreation Celebration Challenges

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