Tuesday, December 30, 2014

12 Kits of Occasions...Baby, It's a New Year!

Hello! Hello!
I'm late.
I forgot that we were supposed to post on the 30th instead of the last day of the month given that tomorrow is a big day to party so...
I'm late.
Sorry about that.

But I'm here now and WOW!!
What a kit Cathy sent this month...


look at all those incredible goodies!
And Kara does such a gorgeous job of highlighting how incredible our kits are each month...
thank you, Kara!

And I have had one busy month...
I think we all have and as much as I absolutely love Christmas and look forward to it every year...
phew...
I'm glad it's over for now...
but not a lot of time to really work with this incredibly amazing kit so I've got LOTS to play with in the future but here's what I came up with for now...

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And since I'm late...
you all ready know all the other girls have already posted over on the 12 Kits Blog so make sure to pop over and see what they were able to come up with using this incredible kit!
Cathy, Thank You for so many fun goodies...
I've got enough supplies to make baby cards for the next year with this kit!

Hope you all have a wonderful and safe New Year...
and that 2015 will be filled with all your wishes coming true!
Till next time!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

12 Kits of Occasions

Good morning!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving...
and safe shopping on Black Friday!
Where else but America will you hear something like that? *giggle*

Popping in this morning with this month's 12 Kits of Occasions...


Kim was our hostess and she sent such a gorgeous kit...
absolutely LOVED the papers because I really have a thing for black, red, white and Christmas...
just love the way they can look so elegant.

As always I have tons of goodies left over but here's what I've been able to come up with so far...

12 Kits November 2014


12 Kits November 2014


12 Kits November 2014



Make sure to pop in over at the 12 Kits Blog HERE to get a peek of what everyone else was able to come up with...
and you can see all of the cards on our Pinterest board HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting and hope you have a wonderful week...
see you soon!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

25 Days of Tags

Good morning!
Popping in quickly to play along with Tracey at In My Creative Opinion and all the other 12 Kits girls for Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags...


I'm gonna make this super quick because there's some temptation coming and you're gonna want to stop at some other spots...

25 Days of Tags

I used PTI's Painted Poinsettia for this one.
I fell in love with this set at first glance...
maybe it's just me but don't you think it has a retro feel to it?
And it's so user friendly...
which I'm all about easy, no fuss...
and this set makes it very easy to assembly line style cards and tags.
I cuts the tags using PTI's Tag It #9...
and then used some gold metallic tape on the bottom of the front tag.

25 Days of Tags

And on the back tag I stamped "To" and "From" in the fabulous retro font from the set.
Some gold twine and a gold sparklet...
all done!

Now Tracey has all kinds of prizes from various companies up for grabs...
and if you leave comments along the way you can up your chances for winning one of them...
but check out her blog HERE for a links to all the girls and all the details!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great rest of the week!
Till next time!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

12 Kits of Occasions - Rewind

Good morning!
Can you believe it's already the end of September?
Yup!
Cooler weather...
autumn colors...
they're all just around the corner.
We're supposed to get a cool front this weekend and I may change the sheets to the flannels...
they're so warm and cozy that even though I am a summer girl I actually look forward to being able to put the flannel sheets on.
And since today is the last day of September it's time for an another 12 Kits!
And this month there was no kit...
we decided to try and use up some of the extra's we all seem to have each month...

Again...
Thank You Kara for the awesome collage!

And I'm gonna be honest...
I just have a few cards and they are total CASE cards...
and I could have made about 100 more if time had allowed...
but this is at least it's a start on all of the cards I want to CASE each month...

CASE'ing Christina...
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CASE'ing Kara...

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CASEing Amy...

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CASE'ing Sharron...

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Because I'm in the holiday mood I was really concentrating on holiday cards...
and I've barely scratched the surface!

Now we've got lots of guests this month joining in so make sure to stop by the 12 Kits Blog HERE to see who all is joining us so you can pop in and see what surprises they have for you!
AND we are so excited to announce that Lindsey from Occasional Crafting is permanently joining us...
YAY!!!... 
so make sure to pop in and give her a huge welcome as well!

And we'll be back again next month on the 30th!
Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Good morning and Happy National Coffee Lovers Day!!
Popping in very quickly this morning to join in the...


Chaitali Narla of Cuts, Crops and Creativity is hosting a blog hop honoring the beverage of choice for so many...
coffee!!
I know I can't start my day without a few cups each morning...
and though I love a Vanilla Caramel Latte more than anyone else I know...
I start my day with Colombian...
black.
And I literally found these stamps yesterday...
had tucked them away and forgotten all about them so I took it as a sign that I should play along...

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The cup and sentiment are both from Whippersnapper...
and I just colored that wonky, fun mug up quickly with some Copics and then cut a couple of flags from Simple Stories Say Cheese...
adhered it all onto a Sno Cone cardbase (MFT) along with stamping the sentiment.
All done!

Hope you have a wonderful day...
I've got a long list of projects to get to but I'll stop in later to do some blog hoppin'!
Thanks for stopping by and see you again soon!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

No One Freak!

Good morning!
Seriously...
2 posts...
in 2 days?!!
It may be time for a freak out because over about the last year or so...
I think this may be a record! *grin*
And I gotta make this one a quick one because it's homecoming week and the kids are out at half day tomorrow for the parade and festivities...
but for my little guy and the fact that it's also the end of the first 9 weeks...
his school is having a rewards day and so far all I've done this morning is bake and frost 36 cupcakes...
with sprinkles because you know they make or break a cupcake! *wink*
So much for getting back on track with my race training this week...
but I'm posting this and then I've got to go get a quick run in!



So it's the 25th and while the date is permanently seared in my mind as to what it means...
I'm not always so good at getting to play along with PTI's Blog Hop.
I guess I should thank the cupcakes this morning for giving me a few minutes while they baked...
and it was such a beautiful inspiration picture...


Nichole provided sketches and color recipes and I choose the first color palette to work with...


and I kept it extremely very simple...
seriously...
I don't think they come any simpler than this...

PTI Blog Hop 9/14

I used the leaves from Phrase Play #7 because they reminded me of the basket...
and cutting them in silver shimmer cardstock gave them more of a galvanized look.
I cut the smallest rectangle from Stitching Rectangles because it reminded me of the tag on the sweater and I stamped the sentiment from Communique Curves in Enchanted Evening.
A few simple buttons from Bitty Button Stack in Autumn Rose for the berries...
and then adhered it all onto a Sweet Blush card base.
See...
extremely very simple!

And now I'm off for a quick run!
Since one little guy has scouts, one big guy has football and one daughter is working on floats...
I'll be almost alone tonight and can hop around to see what everyone else was able to come up with this beautiful inspiration...
see you then!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Time Traveler's Wife

Good morning!
Hope your week is off to a great start!
If not...
at least it's hump day and half over...
the weekend is just around the corner! *wink*

Today I'm popping in quickly while running a marathon of Season 3 Call the Midwife...
finished Scandal Saturday and had thought to myself "I wish season 3 of Call the Midwife was available"...
and guess what!
I either have ESP OR magical wishing powers ( which would be REALLY cool! *wink*) because Netflix sent me an email Sunday afternoon that it was now available...
YAY!!
So anyway...
popping in quickly with a quickie try at the Make It Monday #181 over at PTI.


Danielle posted a really cool technique this week using something I never imagined using for paper crafting...
toilet tissue!
But it looked fun and I wanted to give it a try and here's my very simple attempt at it...

MIM Paper Casting

I used Tag Sale #4 to cut the tag before stamping...
then I used Peace Be Still for the actual images.

MIM Paper Casting

If you look really close you can see that the dove's eye even came through with this technique which I didn't expect.
I gotta admit I had a little too much fun doing this...
don't laugh but this technique was all the more fun because for just a moment while wetting and cutting and stamping this plain white Charmin that picked up tiny specks of colored cardstock from my cutting plates and merged to create a unique speckled paper...
but for just a brief moment... 
I was able to pretend that I was Clare Abshire DeTamble... 
in my studio merging and molding paper...
while waiting for Henry to return from one of his trips...
wondering if he would return.
And if you have to ask who Clare and Henry are...
you really need to read more.
It's one of my all time favorite books in the whole history of forever...
took my breath away the first time I read it and I couldn't leave it for days after finishing it...
I even have a signed 1st edition, 1st print and it's one of my most prized material possessions...
The Time Traveler's Wife.

And now that you know I really do have a most active imagination...*giggle*
I'll let you get to your day.
Thanks so much for stopping by...
see you next time!

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