Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday Fun - Friends with Flair

Happy Birthday Unity!!!  This week I have joined the Friends with Flair hop to go along with the Friday Fun Challenge Hop.  This week we were given this wonderful inspiration piece to work with for our challenge:

Isn't that thread and sentiment adorable?  I love this color combination and the pattern on top of the dots is just very yummy and looks pretty much like the apron.  I was very excited when this all came together so well.  


Stamps: Unity Kit of the Month April 2010
Paper: Certainly Celery, White, Soft Sky DSP
Ink: White Craft, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Accessories:  Celery Polka Dotted Ribbon, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder-Stylized Flowers

Now make sure to check out the other Sassy Friday Fun Girls and be sure to check out all the blogs on today's Friends with Flair saying Happy Birthday to Unity.


For all of the Friends With Flair participants check out the Unity Blog!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Unity

Have you heard there is a party going on?  Unity Stamp Company is 2 years old this week and they are having a party over at SplitCoastStampers.  Today I had a little bit of time to join the fun, so I decided to play along with one of the challenges to create a card (using Unity Stamps) that had an image of a bird and/or tree on it.  I used the April Kit of the Month and came up with the following 2 cards.

Stamps: Unity KOTM April 2010
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Basic Gray Textured CS, White, Digital DSP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Silver Ribbon, Pearl Crystal Stickers, Ranger Liquid Pearl Accents

Monday, April 26, 2010

Royal Kat Monday - Inpiration week

Monday morning means it's time to Hop into the week with a Royal Kat Monday Blog Hop.  First of all, have you made the move to the new castle?  You need to check it out here at: Be sure to take a look around.  Have you heard the BIG NEWS?  It's all in the castle ;)

Now on to the hop....You should have hopped over from Wynneth's blog, if not then you want to start from the beginning at the QKD blog to see all the lovely creations for this week.
Here is this week's inspiration piece:

Here is my take on it: 

You can see that I used the red and blue colors and lots of circles on this card as taken from inspiration piece.  Do you see it? 

Stamps: Carnival Kitty
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Real Red, White, Cupcake-BasicGrey
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers, Blue Gel Pen
Accessories: Brads, White Ribbon (colored with blue Copic marker)

Now hop on over to see what Keely has done this week and don't forget to stop bye the Queen Kat Store for some great deals on these wonderful stamps.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Getting Ready

Next weekend I am hosting a card making day to make cards to send to Operation Write Home.  If you want to come, let me know we can use more hands.  Here is a preview of some of the cards I have prepared for us to make.

This one was inspired by the butterfly card on the cover of Paper Crafts Magazine.

I am still working on more, and some of the cards you have seen me post lately are also ready to go. 

So what do my kids do while I am making up card kits?
Mackenzie made me this card with Sock Monkey.  I'm impressed she got the hat on the head, rattle in his hand and present in his lap....the rest was stamped before she added the monkey so it's a bit random...but not bad for 4 years old.
And Reganne made me this flower with a few scraps I had let them have and some pieces she cut out. 

I think she is an artist in training.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and I'll be back tomorrow morning with the Monday Blog Hop for Queen Kat Designs.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday Fun Challenge-Color My World

This week our challenge is to use the colors Green, Pink, cream, and kraft (particular shades are up to you to choose.)  I was excited since I had just bought the best decorative paper and happened to already have matching ribbon to go with it.

Stamps: The Sweet Life-GinaK
Paper: Kraft, Regal Rose, Ivory
Ink: Memento Brown, Copic Markers
Accessories: Ribbon

Not sure I am 100% satisfied with this card yet, but I am getting some new Nesties any day and maybe that will help.

Be sure to check out what the other Friday Fun Chicks have done with this color combo.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Etsy Inspired

This is the first time I have played along with the Etsy Inspired Challenge.  As soon as I looked through the Cosi Dolci store I was truly inspired to create a card. 
Here is my inspiration piece:

And my card:


Stamps:  None
Paper: Night of Navy, Bordering Blue, Granola-BasicGrey
Ink: Liquid Paper Correction Pen
Accessories:  Plantain Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge, Buttons

I hope you will play along with the challenge too.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Royal Kat Monday - Color Me Happy

Hi all!  It's Monday again and that means it's time to Hop into the week with a Royal Kat Monday Blog Hop.  You should have hopped over from Wynneth's blog, if not then you want to start from the beginning at the QKD blog to see all the lovely creations for this week.

The Challenge:  Our challenge this week was to use the colors yellow, blue, and green with any stamp set.  I decided to dig out the Lime Rickey which has all these colors already in it.  I love these little birds and was inspired by the weekend crop to make a card with flowers although I don't have any floral stamps from QueenKat, I didn't let that stop me.  I decided to let the sentiment take center stage and use some paper flowers to jazz it up.



Stamps: Greetings #1
Paper: Certainly Celery, Lime Rickey-BasicGrey, White
Ink: Pacific Point, Blue Gel Pen, Stardust Gel Pen
Accessories: Gem Brad, Sizzex Flower Die

Now hop on over to Keely and see what she has in store for you.  Don't forget to land in the Queen Kat Designs Store where you can get several stamp sets up to 30% off during the Big Secret Sale.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday Fun-Where am I?

This weeks challenge was to create a card with Earth Day in mind and to use something "natural" on it, a tree, flower, something nature related.  Don't all faint, I actually made a Clean and Simple card for this one, and I LOVE IT!

I will be making this card at my Card Blitz on May 1 to support Operation Write Home.  I think it will appeal to men looking for cards to send home.


Stamps: I Miss you-Unity KOTM March 2010, Tree-Unity
Paper: Naturals Ivory
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Unity Brown ink spot, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Ribbon- If anyone has 2' of this ribbon or knows where I can get it, please let me know.

This week we are welcoming back our Sassy Sister Kim Muhl.  Glad to have you back creating again Kim, we have missed you!  Now go check out what everyone has done this week:

Also, Don't forget to stop bye the Queen Kat Designs Crop at the Castle this weekend.  Follow the kitty blinkie to join in the fun!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

InStyle Stamps

I am happy to announce that  I am now part of the InStyle Stamps Promotional Team.  I will be working with the images you can get exclusively in retail stores.  If you don't have any of these stamps, YOU NEED THEM.  You can get red rubber stamps for 50% off while supplies last from the ISS store.  Several lines are now only available in rubber sold in retail stores while you can order digital images directly from ISS.

These samples used the Princess Clarissa digital image.  Isn't she adorable?  I fell in love as soon as I saw her.  Are you surprised?  Haha, of course not.  Notice the auburn hair too :)  

Stamps: Princess Clarissa-InStyle Stamps
Paper: Eva- BasicGrey, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, White
Ink: Printer, Copic Markers
Accessories:  Ribbon, Rhinestones, Stardust Gel Pen, White Gel Pen

Monday, April 12, 2010

Royal Kat Monday - Carnival Kitty

This week a I have a very sweet card using the new Carnival Kitty stamp set.   I hope you have hopped here from Wynneth's blog, if not, you will want to start at the beginning at the Queen Kat Designs Blog so you don't miss a thing.

Here is the sketch we have to work with this week:


Stamps: Carnival Kitty
Paper: Old Olive, Pacific Point, White, Cupcake-BasicGrey
Ink: Memento-Tuxedo black, Copic Markers, Red Gel Pen, White Gel Pen
Accessories: Standard Circle Nestabilities, Standard Circle Scallop Nestabilities

Isn't that a sweet little kitty?  I just want to take a bite out of the lollipop.  I know that the paper has ice cream and popsicles not lollipops, but it's all sweet and all good to me.  Now Hop on over to see what Keely has for you this week, and don't forget to hop over and shop at the Queen Kat Designs Store and put this little kitty in your shopping cart. 

Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday Fun - APRIL

This week Christi brings us the cutest challenge ever.  She wants us to make an APRIL card.  The card needs to include the following:
A- Animal
P- Polkadots
R- Ruffle
I- Inked Edges
L- Label

Isn't that great?  I LOVE this challenge.  So here is my card:

Animal-Giraffe, Polkadots-On the Giraffe and on the paper and with the dew drops, Ruffle-I ruffled my ribbon and LOVE IT!!!!, Inked Edges- Around the Giraffe and the Sentiment, Label- added the Happy Birthday on half a label die cut.  I got it all.


Stamps: Wild About You
Paper: White, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Cupcake-BasicGrey
Ink: Old Olive, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Ribbon, Nestabilities Labels 2, Dew Drops

As always, we would love for you to play along.  Just be sure to leave us a link to your creation in the comments.  Be sure to check out what the other fabulous ladies have in store for you:

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Queen Kat New Release Day

It's new release day over at Queen Kat Designs and I wanted to show you another sample with Pop Dragon.  This time I made her all pink and girly like.

Isn't she cute???? I used the buttons to mimic the bubbles and I LOVE this paper from the Lime Ricky collection of BasicGrey.  Now hurry over to the Queen Kat Designs Store and pop her in your cart! 


Stamps:  Pop Dragon
Paper: Lime Rickey-BasicGrey, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, White
Ink: Memento-Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Orange Grosgrain Ribbon, Buttons

Monday, April 5, 2010

Royal Kat Monday - Pop Dragon

Happy Monday!!  It's new release week at Queen Kat Designs and we have a great sketch to work with so I hope you have hopped here from Wynneth's blog, if not, you will want to start at the beginning at the Queen Kat Designs Blog so you don't miss a thing.

Here is the sketch we have to work with this week:

And this is my take on it:
 Isn't Pop Dragon ADORABLE?  We have been blowing a lot of bubbles around here this week with all the great weather.  My girls LOVE bubbles, so I really wanted to capture the essence of the bubbles with this card.  I love the circles in this background paper and rather than flowers I added some ghost bubbles. 

My favorite part about the bubbles is that they are recycled material.  You know those plastic packages that are impossible to open?  Next time you get one that has a flat spot to it cut it up and keep it.  Then you can run it through your die cut machine and create your own ghost bubbles or flowers or anything else. 

Now hop on over to see what Keely has done this week and don't forget to stop bye the Queen Kat Store on Wednesday to get all the new releases. 


Stamps: Pop Dragon
Paper: White, Gable Green, Melon Mambo, plastic packaging
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Accessories: Eyelets, Fringe, Standard Circle Nestabilities

Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday Fun-Back to Basics

We have another Back to Basic's challenge for you this week.  Christi is our hostess for April and challenged us to come up with card WITHOUT stamping.  Hmmmmm. 

I nearly lapsed and used All In A Row to create the border, but then I remembered the challenge and just used my white gel pen.  All the supplies are from Stampin' Up! and most of them came in my order this week.


Stamps: NONE
Paper: Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Good Neighbor DSP
Ink: White Gel Pen
Accessories: Loopy border punch