Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Queen Kat is Hopping again....I have a Merry Christmas for you!!!!

It's Tuesday and Queen Kat hop time!!!  If you got here from Jules blog...you are following along nicely!!!  If not....hop on over to the beginning of the hop  Queen Kat Designs

This week our inspiration was a pair of shoes...now here is the pic that we were to go from....but we could pick ANY shoes that inspired us....

So...who has famous shoes.....Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz of course.....Shiny Sparkly red!!!

Here is my creation...a Merry Christmas Door Hanger with some sparkly embossing, including RED!!!

Supplies:  Queen Kat Stamps, Nikki Sivils North Pole Night and Scalloped Chipboard,
American Crafts Embossing Powder, Memento-Versamark-Cat Eye Inks, 
Fabri-Tac Adhesive, May Arts Ribbon, Acrylic Paint

Here are a couple of close-ups:

If you look close you can see there are snowflakes that are embossed around the deer.

That's it for me today!!!!  Head over to Roni's blog to see what she has in store for you!!!!

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Could I get your vote????

Ok...I admiting it....shameless plug for me...but I am a Top Ten Finalist in Little Yellow Bicycle's Boo-ville contest!!!!!  My layout that I did is the Dog Gone Batty one, with Ella in the bat suit!

You can vote on Little Yellow Bicycle's Facebook page, but you have to LIKE their page on Facebook first and then you have to find my layout in the album with all the semi finalists.  And then comment or like the picture and that records your vote. 

OR an easier way it to go to Little Yellow Bicycle's blog and comment with your vote there.  

YOU CAN ONLY VOTE ONE TIME.....either on Facebook or the Blog

I would love your vote if you feel like I deserve it!  If there is something else you like better, vote for it!

Here's is their Facebook Page    Little Yellow Bicycle Facebook 

Here is their Blog     Little Yellow Bicycle Blog

You know how I love Little Yellow Bicycle!!!!!!

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Queen Kat Hop

Hop Hop!!!  It's time for the Queen Kat Designs blog hop...Tuesday is the day and here is the place...or one of the places!!!  If you came from Jules...yippee you are going the right way....if not...start At Queen Kat's blog and hop thru till you get back here...then I will lead you on the rest of the journey!

Here's the inspiration we had for today's hop...I love these colors together!!!
Chocolate (NOT TO EAT!!!), Ginger, Taupe, and Cranberry

I have to admit...I was a little stumped on this one.  But I loved the color combo and knew it would work for a layout!  Luckily, I had bought Echo Park's "A Walk in the Park" collection kit and these colors were in there!!!  Yippee.....problem of papers matching solved!!!

I actually took the pic on the layout with a phone app that I found. I think it was called Retro Camera.  It has all kinds of funky and fun frames and effects!  And best of all....free app!!  Whooo hoo...I would pay for this one though!   

And when I saw the stamp on this layout...I knew I had to have it for my collection...how versatile and useful it will be, especially for layouts!!!

Supplies: Queen Kat Stamps, Echo Pak A Walk in the Park collection,
Core'dinations Cardstock, Fiskars border punch, 
Websters Pages ribbon, 
Memento ink, Scotch and Fabri Tac Adhesives

How adorable is this postcard stamp???  I fell in love with it and had to have it.
You can pick it up here: Carte Postale Stamp

And yes...Higgins is my scrappy buddy.  He will not go to bed until I do.  I can try to "put" him to bed...get him in there and he comes right back out into the living room until I finally go to bed.  He is laying here right now with me!  

Ok, head on over to Roni's blog and see what she has in store for you!!!

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Winner of Book!!!

Hey guys, quick post no pics!!!!!

I threw all the names into a bowl and drew out


Please contact me with your address and I will get your book out to you ASAP!!!

Thanks for playing everyone!

Hopefully more of an update tomorrow.......

Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday means it's Friends with Flair!!!!!

If you are popping in from the Friends with Flair hop...thank you for coming by!!!  My first hop was last week and I thought it was so much fun that I would do it again this week!!!  Please go back to the list at the Unity blog to visit everyone that is participating today, so you can find the Flair piece!!!!  Remember you can win 25 random stamps from Unity if you comment on the blog that has the flair!!!!

Now....how many of you have completed ALL the WCMD challenges that Unity had up over at SplitCoast Stampers?  I finally finished them on Tuesday night!!!  Whooo hoooo.....here are a few of my favorite!!!
 Supplies: Sassafras Pattern Paper, Recollections Cardstock, Unity Stamps, 
Distress Ink, Martha Stewart Punch
 Supplies: Coredinations Cardstock, Cosmo Cricket Everafter collection, Unity Stamps
Supplies:  Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker Ellie's Day Out Collection, 
Maya Road ribbon, Unity stamps, Making Memories Slice and design cards.

So, hope you enjoyed my cards!!!  Be sure to follow along on the hop!  There are some AMAZINGLY talented stampers out there!!!!

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Goal Achived and a LAYOUT!!!!!

Wow....I got ALL of the 23 cards for Unity's WCMD challenges over at SplitCoast Stampers DONE!  I finished them up Monday night...photographed the last two today at lunch (Wednesday) and got them uploaded and posted to my gallery over there in record time.  I didn't wait until the last minute...which happens a lot currently, so I was pretty happy!

Sitting here watching the Katie Brown Workshop....I can't decide if I like the show or not.  You know I am a Martha fan...and sometimes I think she is trying to rip Martha off...other times, there is some cute stuff on there.  Hey, I gotta take what crafting shows I can get, since there is no cable or satellite in the house!  LOL LOL

Bella Blvd posted on their blog that Stephanie Hunt's (owner of Bella) brother-in-law was taken away from them in a sudden and tragic car accident.  They are collecting handmade thank you cards for Angela (Stephanie's sister) to use.  If you would like to donate any, here is the info  CARDS.  I wish I would have made more thank you cards to be able to send.

I feel weird posting this layout, because of the fact it's done with Bella Blvd.  But here it is....

Supplies: Bella Blvd. Happy Sunny Skies collection, American Crafts Thickers,
Martha Stewart Punch around the Page set, Scrapbook Adhesives and Scotch Adhesives

Well, it's 11 pm, so I am off to bed.  Don't forget to enter the book giveaway  HERE .  I am playing along with the Unity Friends with Flair on Friday....you never know who has the "flair"!!!!!  
Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New Release for Queen Kat Stamps...

Don't forget the book giveaway I am doing is still going on thru tomorrow evening.  Find all the details and enter HERE. 

It's Hop 2 for the week with Queen Kat Stamps.  If you came here from Vicki's site...you are on the right track!  If not, head over to the Queen Kat Stamps Blog and start there. 

I believe there are three new releases, I got to work with one of them.  She is so cute!!!  

 Supplies: Queen Kat Stamps, Coredinations Cardstock, Little Yellow Bicycle Free Spirit Paper,
Making Memories Alpha Stickers, 
American Crafts Thickers, Derwent Watercoulor pencils, Ribbon Unknown.

Supplies: Queen Kat Stamps, Echo Park Walk in the Park collection, Recollections Cardstock,
Maya Road tag, Derwent Watercoulor Pencils, Martha Stewart Punch around the page, 
Ribbon Unknown, Fabri Tac and Scotch Adhesive

So now head over to Genevieve's blog and she what she got to work with!!!

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

It's Tuesday...time for a Hop...Queen Hop that is!!!!!

I am having a giveaway in a prior post....Enter HERE!!!!!!

Hi everyone!!!!  It's time to hop again!  If you just came to my blog or got here from Jules blog...start over at Queen Kat Designs blog and hop thru to the end!!  I am sure we all have lots of inspiration up for you!

This week was a sketch challenge using the following sketch....a simple but fun sketch I think!!!  

How cute is that?  My challenge was the sentiment down the side....but I figured it out!!!  And here is my take...these snowflakes are from the new Christmas set!!
SuppliesQueen Kat Stamps, Echo Park Everybody Love Christmas, 
American Crafts Cardstock and Embossing Powder,  Twine

I really wanted my snowflakes to be white...and I didn't have a good white ink to get them to show up and it was late.  So, I pulled out the embossing powder and the heat gun and went to work.  I think I may start embossing more.  I love the American Crafts embossing powder, it just seems to cover and melt really well!

That's it for me today...head over to Roni's blog...no telling what she has going on over there!!!!

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A lot to share!!!

Well, it's been a busy weekend and I am just now getting around to doing a blog post!  I had intended to do one on Saturday...but it didn't work out...and I was a little grumpy...so it's probably a good thing!!!!

First of all....Are you a Nikki Sivils Fan???  Well, you are going to want one of these!!!

Let's just say you are going to want these ON YOUR BLOG come Fridays!!!!  More details later, but grab your favorite by right clicking and then save to your harddrive.  Please don't use the link from here!   And if you decide that you want a different one later, I will have a page for them.  The tab will be at the top of my blog!

I was contacted by Quirk Publishing asking if I wanted to giveaway a book on my blog!!!  There are some GREAT Halloween ideas in here, super easy, super cute and super fun!!!!  I had planned on making something to highlight the giveaway, but I haven't had time do it and I want to get this book into someone's crafty little hands so you can do all sorts of neat stuff for Halloween!!!!

So, I am going to let this go thru Thursday evening 9 PM CST.  I will pick a winner then announce it later that night.  So, if you want to win this "spooky" book leave me a comment on this post and you are eligible.  I am sorry, but no international entries for this because of the shipping. 

I have been working at a rapid pace to try to get all those Unity Stamp Co. challenges done from World Card Making Day!  I am down to about SEVEN left out of the 23 there were!  Some of these are not my best, but they are DONE!!!!  Here are a couple....I will so promise to get a layout on here SOON.  I feel like I am letting the layout lookers down......I promise...there will be a new one or two this week!!!  

Here are a couple of the cards...super simple, but fun....and yeah....NEW MARTHA STEWART PUNCH!!!!!  Whoo hooo!!!!
 Supplies:  Recollections Cardstock, Unity Stamps, Distress Ink, Wrights Ribbon, 
Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page (Cherish set), Scotch Adhesive

Supplies: Georgia Cardstock (??), Echo Park Walk in the Park Paper, 
Unity Stamps, Bo Bunny Ribbon, Tim Holtz Distresser, Memento Ink
 Scotch Adhesive

I joked around on Facebook about starting my own Etsy, because I have cards everywhere now!!!  

Have a super Monday...I am going to try...I'll let you know how that works out for me!  LOL LOL

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina


Friday, October 8, 2010

Friends with Flair Friday...Unity Love anyone???

Hey everyone!!!  Unity Stamp Co. has this great Friends with Flair hop every week.  I haven't ever participated before...but since I am taking a vacation day today (at the last minute!) I thought I would join in the fun!!!  The FWF is limited to 50 Unity lovers to show off some Unity projects they have done....and a chance for you to comment and leave a little love for everyone while being totally inspired!

The best part is there is a Friends with Flair Badge that you look for on everyone's blog.  And if you find the blog that has the badge and comment you might just win 25...that's right 25 stamps from Unity!!!  How cool is that??  BUT you have to look!!!  

So let's get to my Unity projects.....I am sharing a couple of cards that I made for the challenges over at SCS (SplitCoast Stampers) for WCMD, plus I am reviving a layout that I have already posted on here...but I made it with Unity and love it, so I thought it was post worthy for the FWF!  

 These stamps are from the "Everyday Adorable Kit"  SO CUTE!

This is from the Feb. 2010 Kit of the Month...
this was one of the first Unity purchases I made!

I love that bird stamp...the stamps I used are various one...the two brackets on the sides of the photo, plus the journal spot are also Unity Stamps!!  

not listing supplies...too tired!

Ok, vacation day for me!!!  whoo hooo!!!!  I am off to do a little shopping, a little spending, and a little scrapping later!!!!

Now...head back to the Unity blog to find out where to go next!!!!! 
Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

heArt of Scrapbooking debut...

Well, if you are reading this on Wednesday, it's my first posting over at Debby's Dare aka the "heArt of Scrapbooking".  She challenged me with some Graphic 45...so not my style, but I came up with something to make it mine!!!

Here's a couple of sneaks...but if you are a dear...please head over there and leave me some love!!!  I would LOVE it if you did!!

So, I haven't gotten any more cards made yet...tonight was pet therapy on the children's floor with Ella Boo Bear...so by the time I got home...GLEE was on (hee hee) and then I was just too tired to drag anything out to work on.  
Here is another one of the cards I have completed out of the 23 challenges...I really really like this one, even though it is very simple and plain!  
Supplies:  Core'dinations Cardstock, Unity Stamps,  Versamark Ink, American Crafts Embossing Power,
Fabri Tac Adhesive, Ribbon is unknown.

Cardstock, three stamps on the same block, Versamark, emboss, add ribbon...voila done!  I am thinking this would be really cute with some pattern paper and those stamps popped up...mmm...see another card coming!!  And if you have never embossed..it's quite fun.  And I seem to be hooked on this Vanilla color from AC. I love their embossing powders that are opaque...they cover and melt well.

Well, I am running out of things to talk about...OH NO..ha ha....nah..just tired...gonna hit the bed early tonight I think.  

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My first Queen Kat Stamps Blog Hop!!

It's Tuesday!!!  That means it's time for the Queen Kat blog hop!  This is my first time participating and I am pretty excited about it!

If you are here, that means you must have arrived from Jules blog! If you didn't, make sure to start at Queen Kat's blog and hop from the beginning  I can't wait to hop thru and see all the creations! 

Here is mine...it's a Christmas card.  GASP!  Yes, as we know Christmas papers are out and the fun release I got to play with was Christmas themed! How cute is that reindeer?!

Supplies:  Queen Kat Stamps, Echo Park Everybody Loves Christmas,
Core'dinations Cardstock, 
Scotch Adhesive, Distess Ink, Offray Ribon

I love that reindeer, it's making it hard not to use him on everything!!!  LOL LOL  I thought about making him pink even!!!  hee hee...we know I love pink!

Ok, now it is time for you to hop over to Roni's blog for a little more fun!!  Thanks for coming by today!

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

Monday, October 4, 2010

It's Play Date Cafe Time!!!

Or PDCC if you want to call it that too!!  Color Challenge number 49 is up and going thru midnight tomorrow.  Here is the inspiration for the colors:

And here is my entry....this card was really quick and I really didn't have a "rusty" orange, so I did the best I could do out of my stash...you would think with that mound of ribbon and paper I have, I could have come up with it...but NOOOOOO....hee hee

Supplies: Unity Stamps, Core'dinations Cardstock, Echo Park Walk in the Park Paper, 
Little Yellow Bicycle Free Spirit paper, Memento Ink, Sakura pens, 
Scotch and Fabri Tac Adhesive,  EK Success Border Punch, Ribbon Unknown.

I got inspiration to use this camera stamp because of the flash and the light in the picture that we were to go by for the colors!  

The pic isn't my best....the light is starting to fade earlier in the evening and since I didn't get to come home for lunch, I had to work quickly to get pictures of all the cards i made this weekend.  Unity is having a giveaway if you complete all 23 challenges they have for World Card Making Day!!!  Kit of the Month for a year!!  I am so trying to complete all of them...we shall see! 

I am off to work on some cards!!  LOL LOL  

And don't forget to stop by tomorrow....it's my first blog hop with Queen Kat Stamps!!!!

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Enjoying a cool Treat!

Well, in this part of the USA, we have officially hit fall status I think!  I am I super excited about it!  Love the cooler weather, changing leaves....and the fact that SNOW is just around the corner!  Hee hee....Snow girl...I think I was born in the wrong part of the country....the stork's GPS was low on battery power or something and just dropped me in the middle of Missouri, instead of Alaska, Minnesota, or Colorado.  

So, to close out the summer and usher in fall, here is a layout I did about one of our favorite summer treats.  It is just a combo of all kinds of fruit and juice...oh don't forget the sugar!  Freeze overnight or longer.  Then let it sit out for a bit to get "slushy" and then scoop in a cup and eat!  Yummy!!!  

If anyone is interested in the recipe, let me know and I will post it here. 

This was up over on Nikki Sivils blog earlier this week.  I had some fun with misting and using lots of ribbon....I have went back and added some buttons in the corners...but I didn't retake the pictures!!   So just imagine some buttons in there!
Supplies:  Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker Blueberry Hill Collection-Journaling Tags-Cute as a Button Buttons;
Bazzill Cardstock, American Crafts Thickers, EK Success Border Punches, 
Smooch Spritz, Martha Stewart Bakers Twine, 
 Offray and May Arts Ribbon, Vintage Lace Ribbon, Scotch Adhesive Sharpie pen.

Here is a close-up of the ribbon in the title...it needed a little punch to be seen:

And I have shown the tag in a sneak, but it's so cute, it's worth showing again!!!

And in other news...I went to the dr. because my right arm was hurting...it has been for awhile, but I have been just putting off going to the dr. and just babying it.  Well....here is what I found out.....
All I can say is.......SCRAP MUCH????  LOL LOL....it will be fine...just need to take it easy and wear this for a bit!  Apparently, scrapbooking is a rough hobby for me...I have strained my back (probably lifting my rolling tote), cut my hand with the Tim Holtz scissors...and now this!!!   

I am a klutz anyway...so it wouldn't matter what hobby it was!  LOL LOL
Ok, I am off here to enjoy the day, scrap some and maybe watch a movie!!!  
Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Have you heard....World Card Making Day!!!!

It is World Card Making Day, people!!!  Drag out those supplies and get to making some cards!!!!  There are challenges, inspiration, and giveaways all over the internet, Facebook, blogs, etc.  And some of them are HUGE! 

I am a new found card making person since the summer and decided that I LOVE to make cards.  I was anti-card before.  Not in the "will never make a card kinda way"....but more of the "I don't have enough room to play and my cards are ICKY looking" kinda way!  I always thought my cards were not pretty enough, etc.  So, I forced myself to start making them and.....just like with anything else....practice helps!  

note:  I am not stating perfect....nope.....because my cards aren't!!!

Thought I would share a card today.  (ha ha!) It was part of the design team's challenge by Susan Dupre over at Nikki Sivils.  Theme:  Back to School -make anything you want!  

Well, I decided to make a couple of things.  One I already showed was the layout of me and my beloved Fannie girl when she passed her Canine Good Citizen test.  You can see that entry HERE.  

The other thing I decided to make was the card below.  
Supplies: Nikki Sivils My Friend Birdie, Bread(less) tabs; Unity Stamps, Twine, 
American Crafts Cardstock, Watercoulor paper and pencils, Scotch Adhesive

This was my first true attempt and using my watercoulor pencils by mixing, etc.  I was happy with my results!  I know...most school houses you think of red...but my papers that I used were more orange in color than red and it just sort of worked out that way!!  Plus, I think it gives it a nice fall type feeling!!!!

Ok, peeps...I am off to make some cards!!!  (actually I think a shower first...gotta get up and going!)  So this is just a fair warning...I will probably be showing lots of cards in the next few weeks!!!  hee hee  But I am totally a layout girl at heart!

Have a Scrappy Kinda (card-making) Day!!~~Katrina