Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snow Day for the Furry Ones!! And Kiki Art giveaway soon!!!

Well, the snow finally got here that they were predicting.  It snowed all day on Friday and pretty much all night.  We woke up to white, white, and more white.  I love snow so I am not complaining a bit.  

So to celebrate the snow here are a few pictures of the dogs enjoying it.....well, when we finally got them off of the porch.

Ella isn't too sure about this stuff all over her nose!

Jetson wondering why everyone won't come out in the yard with him

Higgins, who finally decided that someone could take a picture of him!  And his legs are longer than everyone else, so that's how deep the snow is.  

Let's RUMBLE!!!!!  OR pick on Jetson, since he can be a pain.  :)

Whew, they worked me over, I am WORN out!

I will have a Kiki-Art giveaway as soon I as I get my projects back from CHA!  They are on their way here, so hopefully within the next week.  And it's going to include the super cool TOTE BAG like Kiki gave the Design Team!!!   Be sure to start looking for Kiki-Art in your LSS, we made a splash at CHA!!!!

Off to run some errands and maybe take some more snow pictures!!!  Have a great weekend.  

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!~~Katrina

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Ok, so I DIDN'T post my Scrapbook Challenge Reveal.....that's what I get for staying up too late!!!

I will get it up later today!  

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

More Nikki Sivils Layouts and Scrapbook Challenges Reveals

Wow, anyone else tired from all the CHA madness??  I know I need to be getting in bed just a little earlier!!!  This is just a quick update AND be sure to check out my post about the Kiki Art GIVEAWAYS, yes there are two now!  It's the post right below this one!

Here are a couple more of my goodies that I got to create with Nikki's papers.  I am finding that I loved to do altered items.  I had this wall hanging in mind as soon as I got the papers!  I am pretty happy with the way it turned out.  I used my Tombow Mono Adhesive to adhere everything.  (except the pop dotted stuff....if Tombow has pop dots, I haven't found them.  If you know of them let me know!)

Supplies:  All Flaming Butterfly Line from Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker; 
The Paper Studio Gems, Ribbon-Unknown, Tombow Mono Adhesive,
Ranger Pop Dots, Martha Stewart Border Punch,
Making Memories Slice, Sakura Gelly Pen, and Acrylic Paint

This layout I made for my Kiki Art teammate, Sarah De Guzman.  See, she is a dog mom like myself!  And her pooches are super cute!  I only got a layout for Maui done, that Sarah got to get at CHA from Nikki. 

Supplies: Bella Blue and Oscar Too Line Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker, 
Willie B Font Stamps,Cool Cord Brads,
My Little Shoebox Letters, Sakura Gelly Pens,
Ranger Pop Dots, Tombow Tape Runner,

Ok, time for me to get to bed!  Have a great day and I am hoping that I will get to do some scrappy stuff tomorrow night.  We are supposed to get some snow....I want lots....we will see how that goes!  Perfect Scrappy weather!

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!~~Katrina

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Kiki Art Giveaway Time!!! TIMES TWO!!!!!!

Ok, so do YOU want to get your hands on some Kiki Art goodies??  You know you do!!!!

 And there are TWO, yes TWO giveaway's now.....Kiki is going wild with CHA excitement in the air!

Head over to my design team member Sarah's blog for your chance to win!!!  They are wrapping up CHA 2010 in Anaheim right now, but Kiki wanted to do a giveaway.  :)

pic credit:  Sarah De Guzman

And you can get your hands on the goodies possibly even sooner than your local store!!!  How fun would that be to take in some new product that they may have not seen or heard of?!  I love to spread scrappy goodness, especially when it's NEW goodness!!!!

And keep checking you might find another giveaway happening soon also!!!!  I am just full of good news!

Scrapbook Trends gave one of their Facebook photo albums from Day 1 this description    

This album is a mix of our favorite projects seen at CHA 2010. The manufacturers have amazing design teams that come up with some gorgeous projects that inspire and delight!

And Kiki Art is in that photo album!!!!  We at Kiki-Art are so excited about this.  I couldn't even sleep after I read it at midnight....yeah...working was hard the next morning!!!  So if you are on Facebook, or even if you aren't sign up.  You can find the photo album here: CHA Winter 2010

So, hop on over to Sarah's blog for the GIVEAWAY!!!!  And let me know you did!!

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day~~Katrina

Sunday, January 24, 2010

My Nikki Sivils Reveals!

Ok, so I got to play with Flaming Butterfly and Bella Blue and Oscar Too from Nikki Sivils new lines debuting at CHA this week!!!!!

I have two of each, so I am just going to get to it! And the day I took the pictures on the second layout I was lucky that I could even get them there is a slight shadow on them that I am not happy with and I apologize in advance for that.

The first is a layout of me and Nikki!  I told her I wanted a pic with her, but I didn't tell her what I was going to do with it!  This is my FAVORITE layout that I have created up to this point!  It took me awhile, but it was so worth it.

Supplies:  All Nikki Sivils Flaming Butterfly and Cool Cord Brads, Vintage lace, Ribbon unknown,
American Crafts, My Little Shoebox and Making Memories letters, Making Memories
Slice, Tombow and FabriTac Adhesives, Brilliance and Cat's Eye Inks 

The other layout is from Bella Blue and Oscar Too.  We took the dogs to the park and this was one of the pictures that I love of me and the dogs.  How cute are they?!  And those stamps are Nikki's also!!!


Supplies: Nikki Sivils Papers Bella Blue and Oscar Too, Stamps, Craft Flags;  American Crafts
Thickers, Ranger Inks and Pop Dots, Tombow Adhesive

So, there is my update today!  Stay tuned for more goodies that I get to share with you now!  If you have any questions about how I did anything, just let me know!  I love it when I can help someone out!

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day~~Katrina

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Let the CHA fun begin!!!!

Well, I am obviously not at CHA if I am updating my blog, right?!  Well, I could be if I had a laptop...but I don't so that takes care of that!!  :)

I have only been scrapbooking thru one CHA since I started and I got the excitement...but not like this time!  I actually could have went as a design team member for Kiki Art, but it didn't work out this time.  I am hoping maybe Chicago in July.  How fun would that be and if I wanted to drive it would only be an eight hour one.  :)  

So, instead I am going to share a few things I have done with you for CHA...this will be going on for a few days, as I have quite a few projects there!!!  Which I am very excited about and honored beyond belief!

This first one is my inital K altered with Kiki Art papers from the Magica Collection.  This is a bright and fun line that reminds me of a fantasy land or dream!  

Supplies:  Kiki-Art Magica Collection Papers, Cat's Eye Ink, Bazzill Tulle,
Martha Stewart border punch, Fabric-Tac adhesive, Button is unknown

This next one is a layout of my friend and Higgins, who was very distracted by a squirrel or something else that was running around behind me while I was trying to take the picture!!!  We took lots of great pics that day and you will see quite a few of them.  It was perfect...a little overcast, so it really made the colors POP!  The title "me and you" came to me from the song So Happy Together.  I searched for the lyrics and used them for my journaling.

Supplies:  Kiki-Art Familia Collection; Magica Collection Rainbow Chipboard and Stitch FunTape,
Bazzill cardstock, Making Memories Slice

And last but not least a.....wait for it..........CARD!  If you follow my blog, you know I state that I need to work on making cards more.  Well, believe it or not, I actually have TWO at CHA!  And I am happy with botho of them. :)  I embossed the cardstock with my trusty Cuttlebug and then used up some of my scraps to make the card.  And the butterfly is made with my Slice, O Wire from Zutter, and the Glittered Chipboard Hearts from Kiki Art.  I took the Kiki Art FunTape and ran it along the backside of my ribbon to create a ribbon that matched! 

 Supplies: Kiki Art paper, FunTape, and Glittered Chipboard Hearts; Bazzill Cardstock; $1 stamp from Michaels, EK Success Border Punch

And last but definitely not least, my buddy Karen, who is on Spellbinders design team, has made it to the finals of the Purple Cows contest!  So, go throw a vote her way if you would! Here is her blog where you can see the amazing mini album that she made.  Creative Yearnings     Here's the site to vote for her project!    Purple Cows Voting.

Thanks for coming by today....and I will have a Kiki Art Giveway on my blog this week!!!!!  And new layout goodies to share!!  

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day~~Katrina

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Kiki Art layout and Nikki Sivils Day

Well, here is my layout for Kiki Art about massages.  I LOVE them!  And yes, my massage therapist thought I was a little nuts that I wanted to take pictures.  I did tell her that she would end up on a scrapbook page and possibly a blog or two!  :)

Supplies: Kiki Art China Collection pattern paper, Bazzill cardstock, 
                      Tombow Adhesive, Making Memories Slice, Martha Stewart 
                   border punch, Ranger Inks, Ribbon and Lace are unknown.

I am not used to using such a "dark" color scheme, but I am happy with the way it turned out. If you follow or have looked around my blog, I usually use "bright" colors!!!  Kiki Art will be at CHA, so if you are there, be sure to stop by and say hi to everyone!  And tell them you read my blog! :)

So, I posted that I was going to help Nikki and Heather (her "Graphic Bee") at Scrapbook Generation the first of this month.  I thought I would share a picture that I believe Stephanie took of the three of us.  Stephanie came all the way from Springfield, IL!  She is great fun and I hope she comes down and we all get to do something together.  And I promise, I will try to remember a step stool for her to ride in the Toaster (my Honday's a little tricky to get in the back...especially if you are vertically challenged!)  The day was a blast and there were SO many people and lots of pictures taken.  We were tired, but a fun tired.  I hope we get to do it again. :)  From L to R--Nikki, Heather, and I. can tell I hadn't felt well all week. :)

 So...CHA is getting ready to start...who is excited?  ME for one!!!  I can't wait to see all the new stuff that hasn't been sneak peeked yet.  ;)  And Making Memories has some new stuff for the Slice, so I am excited to see what that is all about.

I will be doing a Kiki Art giveaway during CHA, so you will want to make sure you read and keep an eye on the blog.  And I will have projects from Kiki Art and Nikki Sivils to share!  I can start posting those on Sunday.  

Off to nappy land....rainy weather makes me happy and sleepy!  

Have a Scrappy Kinda of Day~~Katrina

Monday, January 18, 2010

Giveaway Announcement and more Sneaks and a freebie!!

I have more sneaks from Kiki Art!!  AND KIKI is doing a giveaway!!  Read down for details!

Here is a little girl (her name is Anita) from one of the papers on the “Water Rain” collection.  Another line of Eco Friendly papers!!!!  How cute is she?!  I love it!  


These are cute little characters (inspired on real people) that you will find in many of Kiki Art new releases and future products.  They have different hobbies, interests, languages and backgrounds. They are all friends with Kiki and a lot of them will be having stories and adventures to share. Here is one of them… her name is Karrie and she is from Kansas, she loves Dr. Pepper and is an acrylic nail artist.

And if you go to Kiki Art's Blog there is a free digital image to grab that would be GREAT on a card!!!!!  I am thinking of making one myself this week! 

So, go HERE   CLICK ON THE WORD HERE!!!!!!!  And leave a comment.  You could be one of the very first to grab one of the NEW Eco Friendly lines!  Your friends will be so jealous!!!  :)

Have a scrappy kinda day!!  Katrina

Saturday, January 16, 2010

CHA Sneak Peeks of Kiki Art!!!!

Ok guys!  I am so excited about this!!!  I am posting some peeks that Kiki Art has had on Facebook.  (If you are on Facebook, become a fan...what are you waiting for?!)

So here is a peek of the new Eco-Friendly papers and the Hot Air Balloon Collection.....Can you say CUTE!!!!!!  I am loving the hot air balloon theme!  And HELLO, digital elements to go along with the line!!!!  Can you say "HYBRID SCRAPPING" here I come???  How fun is that!!!!  

And then Kiki tonight started posting sneaks of the embellishments that are coming!!! Ribbon and lace to die for!  Buttons and no telling what else she has up her sleeve!!!!!  Here they are!!!

So how great are these?????  I am loving them!!!  I can't wait to get my hands on these and start creating!  

And if you are at CHA in Anehiem this month, make sure and stop by the Kiki Art booth.  They are in the International section.  Kiki, Sarah, and Nicole will be working, so make sure and say hi!  

So, let me know what you think of the peeks.  And if you are on Facebook, be sure to become a Fan of Kiki Art to stay up to date on what's happening in the World of Kiki!!!!!  

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day~~Katrina

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Hardest Part of Designing......Nikki Sivils Sneak Peeks for CHA

I don't know about anyone else...but the hardest part of design team work is the "waiting" to post it!!!!  I get something done and I want to put it on my blog right then!  Or at the very least post in a gallery!  I just want to share all the excitement out of creating something new and different.  Especially when I am super excited and LOVE the project I have made!

So, today I have no layout, no projects to show.  I have a couple of things that I am uber super happy with, but I cannot show them until CHA starts!  WAHHHHHH....But I will give you a sneak peek of a couple of Nikki Sivils new paper lines that are coming out at CHA.  One of them, is what my projects are made of that I can't show you.  These are so cute and wait until you see the ones she hasn't released pics of yet!  You are gonna love them.  

I will let you go to Nikki's blog posting for the stories behind these two lines.  I love that she has stories behind them.  And don't let the boldness of Flaming Butterfly get you in a flutter.,  hee is super fun to work with.  There that's a hint of what my projects are made out of!  And I have another line, but I can't say anything about it yet!  Let's just say I will be working my fingers as fast as I can the next few days! 

Let me know which one you like best!!!!!

Flaming Butterfly

Willow Bee

Aren't these great!!!!  So different and so fun!  

Have a Scrappy Kind of Day~~Katrina


Check this out!  A Giveaway every hour on the hour today!!!  There is still time left!!!

Go here to check it out!  Shimmerz Blog!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Couple of Kiki Art projects to share!

Hi everyone!!!  Here are a couple of Kiki Art projects that I have worked on in the last couple of weeks.  I have worked on some other things, but I just can't post them yet.....not until CHA starts.  So, if you don't hear from me for a week or so, that will be why!

 Supplies:  Kiki Art Jardin line papers, Tombow Adhesives, Bazzill Cardstock, 
Smooch Accent Ink, Acrylic paint, Quikutz dies, Martha Stewart punches.

The first one I already gave you a sneak peek of here a post or two down.  I got the darn stomach bug on New Year's Eve and lets just say I rang in the New Year in a NOT SO FUN way!  I am better now, just a little tired and a cold.  So, that is why I haven't posted this one yet.  The funny thing is, after I did this layout for the Kiki Art blog, it turned horribly cold here, with snow!!!!  Yeah!!!  Maybe I did a "snow layout" dance!!!!  I edited the pics at and added the snowy frames.  These papers are from the Jardin Collection and are more springtime than winter...but I just added paint to make some snow!!

To make my die cut letters stand out I cut them four times and glued the layers together with my Tombow Multi, this gives the cardstock the effect of chipboard, by layering.  Warning the smaller the letter the more time it takes, but it works great!!!  

Here is the other layout I did for the Kiki Art blog.  I actually filled in for Sarah since she is SWAMPED right now with CHA happenings. She sent her layout to me and I wrote the posting...and then I added a "mini" layout to go along with her 12x12 one. If you are in Anehiem at CHA you need to go by the Kiki Art booth and meet Sarah, Kiki, and Nicole.  They are going to be rocking the Kiki Art projects and having some fun.  Make sure you stop by and say HI!!!!  Kiki is coming from Canada, so give her a special warm American welcome!!!  I so wish I was going.  :)  

Cardstock, Making Memories Slice

Did you know that alot of the sayings that we have are Chinese Proverbs??  I had no idea until I came up with the idea for this layout and started looking around the internet.  One of my favorites that I included on the layout is;  Dogs have so many friends because they wag their tails, not their tongues!!! 

And the see the border paper?  That black area is thickly flocked!  So, you get the effect of a ribbon, without having to use one.  And I thought the glittered chipboard shapes gave an oriental feel to the piece.  How fun and easy was this!  (please forgive the sunlight for was the best picture I could get!)

Alright, I think I might go scrap now!!!!

Have a scrappy kinda day~~Katrina

Friday, January 1, 2010

Ok, so you guys want to have some fun and prizes? Get to know the Scrapbook Challenges Design team..We would LOVE to get to know YOU! Not a member of Scrapbook Challenges? Not a problem, you can still hop with us anyway and still get in on some of the goodies being given away. Although, after you meet all of us and see the wonderful sketch that Pamela did especially for the hop, I am sure that you will want to join our group!

We have new Design Team members and they are hopping along so that you can meet them...we are also saying goodbye to some of our talented Design this is a Welcome/Goodbye Blog Hop. 

START THE HOP HERE @ PAMELA'S BLOG!!!!!!!!!! Then hop along to each team members.

Here's the sketch that Pamela Young (Group owner, design team member for Rusty Pickle, My Little Shoebox and just recently Tattered Angels!) created for the Team members to work with. This is a great Sketch and you have a chance to win something if you do the sketch with us.

And here is my layout with the sketch......
Supplies:  All K&Co papers, Making Memories Slice Die Cutter, Martha Stewart border punch, 
Ribbon-Buttons are Unknown
Tombow Adhesives-Mono Tape Runner and Glue Stick

Make sure to read Pamela's blog for all the goodies and ways you can win!!!!!  There are prizes from My Little Shoebox, BasicGrey, and Rusty Pickle.  You are not going to want to miss them!

Now hop over to WENDY'S blog!!!  She is a new member of the DT that does some great layouts, and she even designs some templates that you can buy at your LSS!!!!    Here's her BLOG!