Saturday, July 31, 2010

Kiki Art Sneak Peek and a Unity Giveaway..

Well, CHA has wound down and so has my vacation sadly.  Monday is back to work and I can honestly say I am not really ready yet.  What the heck happened to my week???  Huh????  Where did it go??? Oh yeah....camped on Facebook watching for CHA updates!  LOL LOL

I did have some exciting news during CHA, one of my projects for Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker was the hit of her booth!  The ladies from Creating Keepsakes (I KNOW...right?!) fell in love with my banner that I made.  I was so excited!!!  And it ended up on CK's "I Spy" game they played on Facebook during CHA.  Ok, so it's not a published thing....but hey, I was pretty psyched!  
Speaking of Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker here is a look at her new Christmas line "Happy Holly Days"



I have a sneak peek of a Kiki Art project I have going up on the Kiki Art blog on Tuesday:


So, cute paper up there huh????  Well, Kiki Art is featured in Scrapbook Magazine this month!!!  There is a paper pack in there called Sunny Bay!  So, run DON'T walk, to your favorite store to get it and if you can't get it there you can order it HERE.  How cool is that?!  Wow...free paper pack with the mag!

So, I am sure you want me to get on with the giveaway right?!!!  Well, here are the deets!

As you know I joined Unity Kit of the Month.  When you join they give you an AWESOME new member pack that has some paper, ink and TEN random stamps!!!  I LOVE UNITY...did you know that?? HA HA 
Well, when I got my new member pack I got a stamp I already had.....sooooo......I was feeling some Unity Love and wanted to pass on some AWESOMENESS to YOU!!!!!!  

Here is the stamp that I already have...you have seen it here on my blog in this card:
So, that stamp is FREAKIN' CUTE right??  (don't look at my stamping job!! still working on that!)  So, that is the stamp I am giving away to one lucky reader!!!  AND I am going to include a 15.00 gift certificate to  Unity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   

Leave me a comment and for an additional chance.......

I want Unity to reach their goal of getting to 5000 fans on Facebook...they are close, but still a little bit away.  So, if you are on Facebook, I want you to go sign up to "like" them!!!  UNITY FACEBOOK PAGE  Post on their wall and tell them I sent you....there is an awesome prize that they are going to draw for when they reach 5000 fans!  A $100 prize pack to two people....(me and a friend hopefully!).  So...get over there, hit the like button, leave them a comment and tell them I sent ya!  You know you want to.....and if you aren't a friend of mine....friend me and let me know you read my blog!  

After you do this, leave me a comment that you liked UNITY on facebook!

For another chance to win....sign up to follow my blog. 

How easy is that!!!  You can do all three and just leave one comment....but ya gotta let me know what you did, so I will know how many chances to give you!!!  I just love Unity and I want everyone to feel the love!!!!

I will draw for a winner at the end of the week and I might throw in some additional goodies!!!  

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

CHA Madness has begun!!! And a Card....

Hey everyone...are you enjoying the CHA madness??  I know the updates just are not coming fast enough for me!  LOL  I see there is a new SLICE???  Well....I have a Slice, but I could always use a new one.  :)  The new one, from what Making Memories said on their blog is supposed to cut thicker material..twice as thick.....soo...are we talking chipboard?  Not sure on that one, chipboard is pretty thick......now cereal box?  maybe!  I have been "working" on something with my Slice......I won't be showing it for another month, because....well...it's a secret.  And I need to perfect it!

If you wanna hear me "talk" instead of just read....head on over to my good friend Sarah de Guzman's blog, Red Oak Lines.  She had me do an audio post over there to update her blog tonight.  HA HA  I highjacked it!

So, this is my first easel card.  I saw one of these over on the Unity site somewhere....and decided I HAD to make one!!!!  I also have joined...SplitCoastStampers....ekkk...ha ha!  Only THE biggest stamping site on the net!  This is something I wish I would have made to go to CHA...so instead I made it DURING CHA!  lol lol

Supplies: Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker Blueberry Hill Collection and Buttons, 
Ranger Distress Inks, Offray Ribbon, Bazzill Cardstock,
Offray Ribbon, Glue Arts Adhesive

Ok...so technically it is day 2 of my week vacation....and I still haven't scrapped!  LOL I hate it when I make plans and then just don't follow thru.....darn CHA and Facebook updates!  I got an email that my Unity package is on it's way to me!!  Whoo hooo...I can't wait to get it and get to playing!!!!  

Alright, I think I am going to call it a night here.  Talk to you all soon!!!
Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Weekend Fun! and a little Lily Bee in the mix!

Sadly, one of my favorite scrappy peeps is moving to Michigan.  I am going to miss her.  Sarah is so fun and just off the wall comedy.  She makes me laugh every time I am around her.  GONNA MISS YOU GIRLIE!!!!!  I think I am going to have to scrap this picture real soon!

Ok...no tears...:)  On to scrappy stuff!!!

So, as you know..I am on VACATION this week...so so need this!  Even though no CHA, I am going to keep busy scrapping and watching the net for all the wonderful updates from everyone.  Maybe even one of my scrappy friends that is there...(cough cough...Sarah de Guzman) might call me just to chat.  HAHA...I know everyone will be busy!!  ;)

So, I went and did a little scrappy shopping yesterday...and WHAT...no paper??  Just some cardstock!  I have some "fab" ideas for some cards, you know...since I joined that kit of the month from Unity, I gotta be making me some cards!  LOL

And then this morning I decided I was just going to scrap all day!  I whipped out this Lily Bee layout in record time...well for me anyway.  I asked Miss Julie Tucker-Wolek how long it takes her amazing talent to whip out a layout....15-30 mins?!  What the heck...I am the poster child for 2-3 HOURS!!!  hee hee....So, this one only took me about an hour.....but I was trying to be really careful with my paper use, since I don't have a lot of this line left!

Supplies: Lily Bee-Hello Sunshine Collection, Fabri Tac and Glue Arts adhesive,
Martha Stewart Border Punches, Ranger Paint Dauber in Lemonade, Twine, Sharpie Marker
How cute is this?? And Lily Bee chipboard is so FUN to layer!!!

Then I was having some fun with the twine!  Decided it needed another flower in that corner!

And those rub-ons are THE BEST I have ever used!  I do have trouble with rub-ons, so I don't use them much....I do like them though!

Well, I am off here to get a little work done/errand running and then some more scrappy goodness!!!  Working on a SECRET...that I will be able to tell you about soon!!!!

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Announcement and I Caved!

Yep, I did it last night.  I gave in and signed up for Kit of the Month at Unity Stamp Co.!  I just can't help it...their stamps make me happy!  See the blinkie to the side....yeah, I love them THAT much!!!

So....that was NOT my announcement!  Wanna know what my announcement is???  Wellll......

It's Kiki Art DESIGN TEAM CALL TIME!!!  Can you believe it has been that long?  I truly can't.  So, here are all the deets for you.  :)


The time has finally arrived! We are thrilled to announce the Kiki Art 2010 – 2011 Design Team call for this upcoming winter/spring! We are looking for talented and committed designers who love to create with bright and fun products. To apply, please email your application entitled Kiki Art DT Call to sarah@kiki-art.com with the following information:

1. A little bit about yourself. When did you start scrapbooking?  How would you define your style?  Are you on any other design teams?  Have you been published before? Why would you make a great addition to our team? Please note that previous design team experience is not required. Be sure to include your first and last name, city/state/country, and your email address.

2. A link to your online gallery and/or blog so that we may get a general feel of your work. If you have a scrapbook resume, please feel free to send it in your application.

3. A scan or photograph of three (3) scrapbook layouts, one (1) card, and one (1) other project that displays your style.  We would love to see projects that use Kiki Art products, but all applications will be considered.

All applications must be received by August 23rd.
Those invited to join the team will be notified via email, and the new team will be announced on the blog in early September.

New design team members will serve for six (6) months beginning in September 2010. Designers will be required to create a minimum of three (3) projects each month, participate on the design team forum, promote Kiki Art, etc. Designers will receive all products needed to complete their assignments, and compensation of published work will be negotiated.

If you have any questions regarding the DT call, please direct them to Sarah at sarah@kiki-art.com. Good luck to all those that apply, and we look forward to seeing all of your applications!

So get those apps in scrappers!!!!  
Off here for tonight, I am super tired today.  BUT, tomorrow afternoon I OFFICALLY start my vacation.....and let's just say...I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Another Kiki Art Peek!!!!!

Thanks for all the love left here and at Debby's Dare. :)  I love to inspire people and hopefully I have inspired you to make something yourself.  ;)

Well, Miss Kiki Art is on fire.....LITERALLY!!!  Take a look at this sneak!


And then, you know after fighting all that fire you are gonna need a vacation right?????  Well, check out Rudolph himself!!!!

I can't wait to get my hands on these new lines and start creating!!!  I think I have some perfect pics to go with them....and if I don't...well, I can just take some!

Oh and head over to the Imaginisce Blog and check out my friend and fellow Kiki Art DT member Sarah's post....she has a quick little tutorial on some fun fake stuff!!!  Make sure and leave a comment...you could win some goodies.

Ok, I am heading to bed early.....general opinions today say that I am grumpy!!!

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Kiki Art Sneak and I am up at Debby's Dare!!!

First of all......Whoo hoooo....don't you love sneak peeks??  I know I do!  Well, sometimes it makes the waiting worse, but it's so worth it!

Here is a sneak peek of one of Kiki Art's new lines.  All of us on the DT are picking one image to show you, so be sure to go to the Kiki Art blog to visit everyone's blogs.  I have no idea what everyone is posting so you will just have to visit to see all the different peeks. ( I am bad, I have not linked everyone in my sidebar, which I will be working on when I am on vacation...blog may be getting an overhaul!)
How stinking cute is that llama?!!!!  LOVE IT!!!!!  And I do know some details on the "actual product" but I can't say anything yet.  I can tell you there are going to be some fun items to play with!!!!

And I am UP at Debby's Dare!!!!  Whoo hooo, I am so excited that I can't stand it!  Please go and leave me a little love over there!!!!!!  Here is a "peek" at what is up over there.  And yeah...totally vintage for you vintage lovers!!!!!!

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

Monday, July 19, 2010

I can tell you some NEWS!!!!!!!

See that logo above and to the right in my sidebar???  Well, Miss Debby has officially opened "heART of Scrapbooking!"  And I was lucky enough to get in on her exciting adventure!!!  She has designed some tags and sent some for me to play with!!!  Sorry, I can't show what I did yet.....TOMORROW, I can!!!!  

But hop over to her blog (Debby's Dare) today and check out what I got to play with and leave a little love.  PLUS she is giving away a tag set a day!!!  And I can't wait to see what everyone else has done.  She is featuring one of us a day this week that got to play with her awesomeness!!!!  So, my day is tomorrow!  

Other than that...well, not much here....finishing up some OMG totally fun CHA stuff for Nikki Sivils.  The project I just finished is my FAVORITE project that I have ever done with any of Nikki's stuff!  

And Kiki Art....well let's just say things are gearing up over there and I will have some stuff to share before long....like in a week or so!!!!  

Ok, well I am off here for now...I think I am going to hit the sack early tonight....gotta get those days and nights back in line.  And I so so so can't wait until next week....vacation here I come.  I am going to hang out here at the house with the pups and scrap away.  

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Love this time of year!!!!! Well, twice a year!!!

Hey everyone!!!  Nope didn't disappear, although I feel like I did.  We had company and I have been busy creating CHA stuff that I can't share just yet!  I love the fact that new scrappy stuff is coming out and that everyone gets so excited as the anticipation builds!  I am the SAME WAY!  I can't wait to see all the new goodies.  I have enough supplies to probably last me forever, but I like new stuff too.  :)

I do have news to share on the Kiki Art front!!!  Kiki thought it would be fun to the let our fans name our newsletter!  I am on the newsletter team, so I am going to be in on the ground floor of it.  We are working on making it fun, inspiring, informative, and want our fans to be involved.  :)  So head on over to the Kiki Art blog or our Facebook Fan page and leave a comment on one OR both!!  We will be picking our favorite after the end of the month.  You also need to sign up for the newsletter!!!  The sign up space is right on the blog.  You know who might have some neat stuff coming out in it!  hint hint!!!

And I have been holding off on showing this card, but I decided to go ahead and show it now!  I feel like I haven't really shown any Kiki Art, but I have been having to "hang on" to stuff before I can share anything I have been doing!  This card just "fell" into place and design!  have I told you....I LOVE Unity Stamps??? Ha ha...that bicycle was just dying for me to use it on a card.
Supplies:  Kiki Art Jardin Line, Ranger Archival Ink, Core-dinations cardstock, Unity Stamps
May Arts ribbon, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Glue Arts Adhesive.

I know it seems like I have been making a lot of cards, but they are something quick that I can do to show, while behind the scenes I am working on layouts!!!  I do have a layout that I can show you though.  As you know, we had Nikki Sivils Day at Scrapbook Generation last week.  Thanks to everyone that came out, we had fun....sorry I had to leave early.  Poor Jetson was limping, so I wanted to come home and check on him.  At least I got to play most of the day!  You already saw the card I did from the Blueberry Hill Collection, so here is a layout!  Whooo hooo....let's get back on the layout showing!  ;)
Supplies:  Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker Blueberry Hill Collection, 
Martha Stewart Border Punch Around the Page, American Crafts Thickers,
Sharpie Marker

This was a pic that Steph (hi Steph!!!) took at Scrapapoolza.  We were trying to get a group pic and just messing around.  Someone said it was like a group of cheerleaders trying to build a pyramid.  HA HA, Debbie didn't know anyone else had captured this on their camera until I posted it on Facebook.  Whoooppies!!!  Anyway....everyone's clothing colors went with these papers and I was searching for a pic to use....Voila! Layout!

And I will have more to share soon!!!  Debby at "the heArt of Scrapbooking" is getting ready to go live with the site this week.  I am so excited that she allowed me to participate in helping her.  :)  Debby just reminds me of  an Auntie!  Go watch her videos, you will see what I mean!!  Love ya Debby!  Here is a "sneak" of something that I did for her....you can't see it until I get the ok!!!!


Ha Ha, that's all your are going to get for now!!!

I know I have promised a giveaway, but I just haven't gotten around to getting the blox together yet.  I promise soon!!!

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Quick Posting!!!

Just sharing a card.....This is from Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker BLUEBERRY HILL collection that will be released at CHA!!!!!!!!!! 
Supplies:  Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker Blueberry Hill Collection-Warm Cord Brads, Cute as a Button Buttons, Unity Stamps, Coredi'nations Cardstock, Generic Ribbon

Enjoy....I am off to spend some time with some guests!!!! 

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Kiki Art Card and play along with us!!!

Well, I had an awesome day doing some mini classes at Scrapbook Generation today here in Springfield.  Saw some peeps that I have missed seeing and taught Nikki's cute cute card that was my station.  And sadly, I did not get a picture of it??  Left early, Jetson was limping and we were trying to decide what exactly was wrong and if a trip to the ER vet was in order.  I got home and he was fine, thank goodness.  I will post some pics from today later on in the week. 

There is a sketch over on the Kiki Art blog that you all need to check out and play along with!!!  Our fab design team member, Lynda Lindley is great with the sketches and I haven't been able to participate in a while, so I was excited about getting to.  Here's the card I created. 
Supplies: Kiki Art-Pattern Paper, Fun Tape, Ribbon: Generic Cardstock, Unity Stamp Co. Stamp; Cat's Eye Inks, Glue Arts and Scrapbook Adhesive, Tombow Dual Brush Markers

OMG, this post is taking me forever to type!!!!!  So join us in the sketch fun!!!!!  I will catch all my blogger peeps later!! And does anyone read this???  Just wondering, not a lot of comments, but maybe just some stalkers?????  Julie and Sarah, I know you guys are there!!!  :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sneaky!!!!! And some fun going on if you are in the Spfld Mo Area!

Whoo hoo....it is almost the weekend and I can't wait!!!!  Although as soon as work is over tomorrow....CRAFTY madness begins!  Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker Day is Saturday at Scrapbook Generation here in town.  We partnered with them back in January and it was so much fun they asked us back!  It will be the "world" premiere of TWO of the six lines that will debut at CHA later in the month.  The shipping of the product was delayed a few days, so we are going to be creating like crazy to get some samples done!   So come join us in our fun!!!

I have a love for Unity Stamps.  I know I have raved about them before...but these are amazing!!!!  LOVE them...really restraining myself from Kit of the Month!  LOL  After the car payment is gone, it might just be on my list though!  So here's a sneak with a little Unity and a little Kiki Art.


It's the first time I have tried to use markers on the stamps to do different colors.  I don't think it turned out too bad!!!!

So, I got a little sumthing sumthing to play with today, but yeah...you have to wait to find out what I am playing with and why!  Sorry, that's just the way it is!  I am such a meanie!!!
It seems like things just won't slow down anytime soon.  With the "bill paying job" the "scrappy creative stuff" some visitors coming and my love of sleep, well, I just don't have enough time!  And I get easily distracted with things.....mmm...could I be a little ADHD??  maybe!!!  LOL LOL

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

Monday, July 5, 2010

So, first time I have done this on here....

Since I don't have anything to "post" today, here's a little fun.  Plus I just wanted to blog!  lol

Debby over at Debby's Dare posted these questions and wanted people to play along!  So you should too!!!

Here's the game.  


Pick up the questions and answer them on your blog then copy and pate my special award to actually getting through all the questions and post it to your blog.

WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
     Yeah, some actress from the Marcus Welby MD show...

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
    Saturday...visited the Wall as seen in my post below...moving experience to think how much people sacrficed

DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
     Nope...but trying to!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
     Turkey....

DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
     3 furry ones!  And not cut out for the other kind!  I like the "aunt" type relationship with kids!

IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
     Well, I would think so...but I do drive myself crazy at times!  LOL

DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
     um.....see above!

DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
     Yep..must be why I am considered "loud" at times!

WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
    Depends...how much you offering to make me do it?!.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
     Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds (ha ha Debby!)

DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
     I don't think so...nope...just checked!

DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
    Nickname is Herculette....so so if you are talking about handling things.  :)

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
    Vanilla....just plain Vanilla....and yeah...if you are thinking of asking...White cake with white icing too!

WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
     eyes

RED OR PINK?
     PINK.....PINK!!!!!!

WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
     I sometimes have a hard time reading people.....oh yeah...and I can't seem to get into a routine!

WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
     My Dad since I never really knew him....and I miss my step dad a lot also.

WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
     None....letting the piggies breathe!

WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
    tomato

WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
      TV in the background. Sewing with Nancy (don't laugh...at least it's crafty...but I can't sew!!)

IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
     Pink

FAVORITE SMELLS?
     Lavender....so relaxing...and the dogs after they have had a bath....

WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
     C's Dad...whom is a HOOT

MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY OR BEACH HOUSE?
     Mountains everyday of the week

FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
     Figure Skating....and Winter Olympics

HAIR COLOR?
     Who knows at this point...

EYE COLOR?
     Hazel

DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
    Yes...for forever!

FAVORITE FOOD?
    Crab legs and a good margarita!

SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
     Happy endings....or Twilight!

LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
     Agent Cody Banks

WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
     white

SUMMER OR WINTER? SPRING OR FALL
     Winter and Fall....bring on the snow baby!

HUGS OR KISSES?
     Depends on who they are from!!! LOL

FAVORITE DESSERT?
     Wedding Cake from Zio's....try it!

STRENGTH TRAINING OR CARDIO?
     I have to choose??  ok....Cardio

COMPUTER OR TELEVISION?
     Computer…with TV on!

WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
     None...

WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
    dirt!

FAVORITE SOUND?
     when it is so quiet you can hear the snow fall.

ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
     ducking....neither!  Rick Springfield!

WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
     Probably to New Jersey

DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
    I am very talented in the klutz department!

WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
     Springfield 

WHERE ARE YOU LIVING NOW?
     Springfield

WHAT COLOR IS YOUR HOUSE?
     Yellowey beige....

WHAT COLOR IS YOUR CAR?
     Blue....I wanted Kiwi Green, but talked myself out of it!

Hope everyone plays along!!

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Recovering from the 4th...and just a card today!!! And a secret!!!!!

 I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe 4th.  Me...well, I ended up with a headache and decided to skip my plans.  (hey it happens and I really really REALLY didn't want to have a migraine come Monday morning).

Look what we got from our container garden!!!  How fun and yummy do these look??  And we have TONS more of the Romas.

There is a pasta salad that is so so yummy with fresh tomatoes.  I LOVE making it and it's super easy.  It's on the back of the Kraft Italian Blend grated cheese found in the cooler section.  Try it, you will love it!

On the scrappy front, I was lucky enough to get in on a "secret" project that Debby Lewis from Creative Dream Studios and Debby's Dare blog .  I am so honored that she let me in on the secret and let me play along!  Sign up for her newsletter to be notified of what is coming!! And while you are visiting her blog...check out her videos.  LOVE this lady, she is so fun to watch and listen to.  And very informative I might add!!! I can't wait till I get to share her secret with you....yeah...I know another one of those "wait, I can't share it" things!  LOL LOL

I (clearing throat here...uhm uhm) straightened up my scrappy area with Carleen's help.  It's amazing how it "grows".  I used to crossstich, but paper seems to multiply like rabbits!  LOL LOL  And we won't talk about border punches!!!  hee hee...

I was able to make a couple of things.  One is the one above that I can't show you yet and here is one I can.  I won a prize from Lily Bee Design, back before I went on my trip for work.  I finally got around to getting to scrap with some of it!  I made a card...I know...what is up with my card making lately?!  I think I am getting a little better!  And this one didn't take me near as long.  I get caught up in the "it's too small to add stuff to" frame of mind!
Supplies: Hello Sunshine Collection (including pattern paper and chipboards)-Lily Bee Design,
American Crafts Thickers, Glue Arts and Fabri Tac Adhesive, Offray Ribbon

I LOVE Lily Bee's chipboard buttons!  They are so cute and fun, I couldn't stop using them!  The decoration on the inside is from one of their die cuts. 

And we have a birthday girl in the house this week.  Miss Ella will be 7 years young on the 10th.  It is so hard to believe she is that old.  She came along and fit right in the household at the time.  Heck, I still kept calling her a puppy until she was about 4!  I refused to believe she had grown up!  So, I think I am going to post a pic a day of her!!!  Well, as many times as I blog this week!!!


And on another personal note, please support ALL your LSS's.  I know that you may have your favorites, but EVERYONE in the scrappy world needs to support each other.  I was blessed to have two stores here in town, but sadly the one that I cropped at has now closed.  LUCKILY, she still has a shop about 40 minutes away...but there is the drive it takes to get there.  I also have one that is about 5 minutes away.  I will continue to support both stores any way I can.   They are both very different stores, but they are stores where you can touch, feel, drool (as long as you don't get it on the paper!), and get great inspiration.  Or just a scrappy fix.  Especially as a manufacturing team designer, if the stores aren't here to carry the products, then I don't get to have the fun of creating for a manufacturer.


  I promote the manufacturer's that I design for in ANY WAY I can (at any stores that I can), that is part of the job of being a designer, especially a manufacturer's designer.  AND I LOVE IT!  I love seeing people's faces when they see the new stuff, or you teach them something they hadn't thought of.  This is MY opinion and does not reflect on any teams that I work for or may work for in the future!

Ok, I am off here for now!!!  Stay tuned.....I am planing a giveaway this week!!!  Remember I said I straightened my scrappy area....well, that also means purging some stuff out.  There may just be some Kiki Art, Nikki Sivils, Sassafrass, American Crafts and Cosmo Cricket up for grabs!  How about them apples?  Or maybe I should have said tomatoes!!!
Have a scrappy kinda day!!~~Katrina

Happy 4th!

Just a quick post to wish everyone a Happy 4th.  We are so lucky to have the freedoms we do.  This is a time to celebrate that, but also remember everyone that serves our country, past and present.  I am just going to post some pics I took in Cabool, MO. yesterday.  They had a traveling exhibit of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall that resides in Washington.  I can say it definitely moved me in a way I didn't expect.  Each of the bigger walls had around 130 names on each panel. This half scale replica took up almost the entire length of the football field at Cabool High School. There was also a celebration on Main St.  We took it in (what was there!)  At least I had a (somewhat) willing participate in some photo fun.


Thursday, July 1, 2010

A little Imaginesce Card!

Well, I am so trying to do cards better!  It is the one thing I have talked about on here that I can not do well!  Practice makes perfect right?! hee hee

My online BFF, Sarah is on the design team at Imaginisce.  I happened to visit her blog today (and you should check it out too!) and she had a card sketch up that Imaginisce is hosting a challenge for.  I don't usually do challenge blog things, because I just don't have the time to do them.  But I was in the mood tonight!  So I pulled out the Scooter's Vacation line and started playing.  I am pretty happy with what I came up with!  
Here is the sketch that I used, it is by Tammy Wark from the Imaginisce design team:
 And here is what I came up with!  I am pretty happy with it, considering all the trouble I have doing cards. :)
Supplies:  Imaginisce Scooter's Vacation Line, Glue Art Adhesive, Cored'inations Cardstock,
Making Memories Slice with Travel USA Design Card

And you know me...I like to make things my own.  I was surfing around the other night and I happened across some different card sites (and I for the life of me cannot remember where I saw this idea at) and they talked about decorating the inside of your cards.  Well, I thought that was a SPLENDID idea, so I did on this one!  (and if someone knows of the blogs/sites I am talking about, please leave me a comment telling me where....I want to give credit where credit is due!)  How cute is that!?!  If you want more details about playing along...here is a link to Imaginisce's blog!

So, I did get a little scrappy tonight.  I have MAJOR exciting news...but I can't spill it yet.  It will be a couple of months before I can.  AFTER CHA, I can tell you that.  I see lots of  "*****ng in my future!  That is the only hint you are getting.  :)

I am thinking of having a giveaway soon.  I have way more paper than I need or can use.  What do you think, should I???? 

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina