Saturday, August 28, 2010

I just LOVE the Weekend!!!

Well, I have been SOO SOO waiting for the weekend! Anyone else out there? I love my job, don't get me wrong. But sometimes a girl just needs to relax and chill. J You all know it…admit it! C and I went to Zio's Friday night after I got off work….best waitress EVER. Have you had Zio's wedding cake dessert?? OMG…..I get it every single time I go! Heaven in creamy vanilla gooeyness!!!!

pics from Zio's website….I eat mine too quick to take a picture!

Plus, I went to a Craft/Crop Open House at Conquest Keepsakes. Vicki was a WONDERFUL hostess….thanks Vicki! And how great is this….her hubby, Cliff, helped load all my CRAP into the basement with their trusty garden cart that he had CLEANED up for us to use to get our stuff unloaded in one trip!!! I hope he enjoys his "man night" tonight watching the fight….he deserves it. Anyone that has seen the stuff I haul….well…..we just won't go there!


I only got ONE….yes ONE…page done, but it's all about having fun…and I was having fun and meeting new people! Hi LOIS!!!! Let me know if you are reading…I always wonder who the lurkers are. J I just LOVE this Little Yellow Bicycle Line…..Fresh Print Clothesline. I think I could have the paper for eternity and never grow old of it. I said IT people…..not me! LOL LOL

Supplies: Little Yellow Bicycle Fresh print Clothesline Collection, Glue Arts and Fabri-Tac Adhesive, Unity Stamps,
Maya Road Ribbon and Stick Pins, Martha Stewart Border Punches, Memento and Colorbox inks, American Crafts Thickers,
Making Memories Slice and Basics Card 2

So here are a couple of close ups…..LOVE LOVE LOVE that Unity Stamp. I see myself using that on a LOT of projects!


I thought I would try writing this post in Word, just to see how it works out. Not sure that I will keep doing it…..but I think the pictures look neat with the borders. Well, they do while I am typing this up! HAHAHAHA  (uh...the picture thing didn't work out!)

Everyone, have a wonderful weekend and I might do an update tomorrow….I will just have to see!!!!


Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thursday...what to post about?!

It's Thursday!!! The weather has finally cooled down and Yippeee.....one more work day and then it's the weekend!!  And I am unexpectedly getting to go cropping!!!  It feels like I haven't cropped in forever...of course, after I drag all my stuff too and from....I will be exhausted on Sunday!  The crop is happening over at Vicki's aka "Conquest Keepsakes" studio!  I have never been, but she is having a Crop/Open House event to celebrate her remodel!  I can't wait....she has tools galore...although she hasn't seen my collection of border punches!  HA HA HA!!!! 

Thanks for visiting me over at Making Memories!  It was so fun to see everyone's comments and the comments on Facebook.  And if you didn't get a chance to visit...go check it out!!!  I will post the layout on here later next month!
Happy Mail Week!
Last Monday (over a week ago) I stopped by Unkit Live with Ms. Sudie....the Paula Dean of Scrapbooking! It is a live web cast on Monday evenings with a chatroom on the side. We like to give Sudie trouble while she is talking!!!  hee hee  She often has guests, giveaways, and just fun stuff going on!  And sometimes there is an after party where you can join in if you have a webcam or mic!  Anyway, I was a lucky winner of a Cupcards To Go card kit!!!!  It was their August kit...they are getting ready to release Sept.  I was so excited that I had to make some cards that night!  Here are the cards I make...and I still can make a ton more!
loving the ice cream cone!  
that stamp is a Lawn Fawn...the waves and sun are popdotted!
this one is my favorite I think...I love the "bow flower" and it's a Unity Stamp!

My KOTM from Unity Stamp Co. arrived too!  How cute are these??  If you sign up before the end of the month you can get this kit for only 26.00 plus 5.00 shipping!!!  And the sneaks for Sept. are AWESOME already!!!!  And I can't really decide which stamp is my fav!

And I got a surprise email...but you are going to have to wait on that one!!!  And watch Sept. 1......there will be another surprise that I was asked to do!!! 

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I can tell a SECRET!!!!!!

I am not sure when what time is it going up....but it should be up today......

Are you ready for my BIG secret????????.........I am so excited about this I can hardly stand it!!!!!

I am GUEST DESIGNING ON MAKING MEMORIES BLOG TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

This has been so hard to keep to myself!  ;)  Jenny asked me if I would do something fun with my Slice!!  hee hee....and you all know how I LOVE my Slice! 

So...that is all I am going to post for today...if you feel so inclined, I would "love it" if you would show me a little love over there....I don't care if you leave any here!!!!  But just wait until the post goes up...ok?!  hee hee

Here is a sneak of one of my projects....I did two and wanted to do more...but I tried to limit myself!  That's all you are getting here!!!!! 


So, go to Making Memories BLOG and see what I created with my Slice and the Making Memories Just Chillin' Girl Collection!

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

So...what is new in YOUR world???

well...I think I am going to blog differently today! Maybe...ha ha we will see as I get into my post!!

Do you ever just have one of those days???  I seem to just be in one of those MONTHS!  I don't know what the deal is....but I just had vacation....and I am wanting another one!
I do have a couple of things to share with you.......a card (OMG...another one...I can hear you blog readers saying that now!) and a couple of layouts.  Sometimes I feel like I am talking to myself on here......but I seem to be having fun...so that is all that matters!

First up...a layout with the Tree Love collection from Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker.  I love this line...did I tell you I LOVE it??  LOL LOL  It is so fun...and well....that beaver in the collection is pretty darn cute!  I have never tried to make one of these "mosaic" type layouts.....let's just say it was a little more challenging than I thought....apparently even WITH a paper trimmer I have a hard time cutting a perfect square and a perfect straight line!  LOL LOL

Supplies:  Nikki Sivils, Scapbooker Tree Love Collection, Bazzill Cardstock, Glue Arts Adhesive, Making Memories Slice


Those acorns are made from the cardstock stickers for the Tree Love line and those leaves I made with my Slice from Making Memories!  And those are my scrappy peeps....Kimmie and Jen!  Miss those girls...we haven't scrapped together in forever.

This next layout, I was challenging myself to create a layout in under 15 minutes.....HA HA HA HA HA...yeah right......but I did make it in less than 45 minutes...so I was rather excited that it only took me that long!  There are some things that I should have "changed" but they were stuck down good....so I left it the way it was!
Supplies:  Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker Blueberry Hill Collection, Glue Arts Adhesive, Ranger Pop Dots

And for last a card that I created for a challenge over at SCS using Unity Stamps.  This is a diaper fold card....I had tried to make a little one of these...but didn't like the "small" version....for this one I used a 12x12 sheet and I LOVE it......I have decided that I am one that has to have lots of room to "play" in and on!!!
Supplies: Little Yellow Bicycle (FreshPrint Clothesline), Making Memories button, Unity Stamps, ATG and Fabri-tac Adhesive, Cat's Eye ink, ribbon and lace are unknown.

So...I wish I knew someone that was having a baby boy!!!  This card is easy and fun to do...plus it catches peoples eye when they see the shape.  I can't wait to make more!

Ok...since you have read this far...here's a status update I stole from a FB friend today...LOVE this!!!

If you're jogging down a road & you hear clapping behind you but no one is there- it's your butt telling you it's time to lose weight! (I'm
sorry--it's funny! )

Ok, I am off here on that!!!

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina 


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Another Unity Winner Drawn and a few projects!!!

Hey Everyone!!!  How's the weather where you are???  It is so stinkin' hot here I can't stand it.  I am ready for some snow!  That's right...that white fluffy stuff that is so pretty and fun to play in.  :) 

I gave Rachel until to day to contact me (there was no email to contact her by) and she never did, so I had my roomie pick another winner......and that winner is

Blogger BJ said...You Rock....I Love Unity Too!!!
I'm totally leaving a comment....
1-Hmmmmm....Now what to write....LOL...Your card is cute!
2-I'm already a loyal facebook follower of unity and have been annoying all my buddies to death trying to get unity up to the 5000 fans :0)
3- I'm now one of you're followers :0)

So,  BJ I am contacting you, because there is an email!  Congrats!!!!

Well, are you ready for a few projects from me?  I can show one that went to CHA that I know for sure is ok to show!  This is from Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker My Friend Birdie Line:
Supplies:  Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker My Friend Birdie Collection, NS Cute as a Button Buttons,  NS Bread(less) Tabs, NS Craft Flags American Crafts Thickers, 
Glue Arts and Fabri Tac Adhesive, Cat's Eye Inks, Twine
See those pumpkins???  Well, they are actually birds from the paper line that I made into pumpkins!
I love that the letter stickers from this line fit into that banner!

And here is a Kiki Art layout that I do not think I have shown yet!!!  I just played with this one and had fun!
Supplies:  Kiki Art Hot Air collection, Kiki Art Embellishments, Tim Holtz Ticket, Maya Road Journaling Ticket and Stick Pins, Unity Stamps, Martha Stewart Border punch, Smooch Spritz, Watercolor paper and pencils

Well, I have more stuff, but I think I am going to wait until later in the week....just in case I don't get any quality scrappy time this week, I will have some new stuff to show!!!!!  
I do have a fun video to share!!!!!!!  This is from a Subway SubJam competition at one of our convenience stores!  They have to make a sandwich that is judged....best sandwich in the best time wins!  And they have to make the sandwich to formula....so only so many tomatoes, cucumbers etc.....watch....she counts the cucumbers!!!

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina




Monday, August 9, 2010

Helloooooooo.....my blog readers!!!

Hello, hello, and hi!  I am back in business!!!!   So, let's get to it!!!


Supplies:  Unity Stamps, Coredi'nations cardstock, Bazzil Cardstock, Studio G bling, Maya Road stick pin, VersaMark and Ranger Inks, Making Memories Slice and Basics 1 card plus embossing tips, Marvy Corner Rounder

You know me...I am a pattern paper kinda girl.....that card was HARD!  It was for a Unity Challenge over at SCS. I was happy when I found the ribbon in my stash!!!  I have had that from the very first of my scrapbook supply buying adventures...so I was very happy to get to use some of it!  And yes...still "heart" Unity!  hee hee


Supplies:  Kiki Art Sunny Bay collection, glitter chipboard, funtape and ribbon; Bazzill Cardstock, Martha Stewart Punch, Glue Arts Adhesive, Tim Holtz distresser

Well, that's all I have for today.  I will get some more fun stuff up tomorrow. 
So, you want to hear a funny joke???  I love this.......What did the fish say when he hit the concrete wall???







DAM!  Ha ha...love it!!!!!!  And kinda kid friendly too!!!!  Sorry, I couldn't resist!  hee hee

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina




Sunday, August 8, 2010

Winner Update!!!!

Hey everyone, I have a WINNER....wanna know who????  Thanks with a little help from my roomie....here she is...........

Blogger Rachel said...
I'd love to win! Super cute stamp!
August 2, 2010 1:34 PM

Rachel, there is no email address that I could find for you, so please email me at cardipaws (at) sbcglobal (dot) net.  You know what to take out and to replace!!!!

If I don't hear from Rachel by the end of the week, I will pick another name.
I will update later tonight with some of my CHA projects!!! 

Katrina

Saturday, August 7, 2010

quick update...

Hey everyone....I will get the Unity giveaway winner up tomorrow.  I had planned on it today....but today got in the way.

Hard drive on computer DIED an unfortunate death this week...so I am busy getting set back up again.  Luckily most everything was either backed up on externals or not taken off camera cards just yet!!  Wheew!!!  I will do a great update late tomorrow afternoon with some projects and the winner.  So check back then.

Of to try to see if I can get PSE 7 to work with Windows 7.....apparently there is an "issue".....EEKKK...not good!!!

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

Monday, August 2, 2010

OMG...it's a LAYOUT!!!!

Well, well, well.....someone did a layout and is sharing it today on the blog!!!!  Yeah...seems like I have been all over the cards lately!  :)  I am saving those for tomorrow!!!  hee hee

And if you are looking for the UNITY giveaway go HERE!  I should have said if you are a already a follower just mention it in your comment or if you already like Unity on Facebook!!!  AND remember...you DO NOT have to follow me or do the Facebook like to be entered...those are just for extra chances!!!!!

So on to the layout....I just love October Afternoon and have had this paper since it came out...but no time to use it.  So I decided to pull it out last night and have some fun!!!  I feel like a lot of my layouts/projects lately have been not as shabby chic as I like to do them....(you haven't seen them because I haven't posted a lot of them yet!)  So, time to get back into the shabby chic stuff I thought!!!

Supplies:  October Afternoon Fly a Kite collection, Jenni Bowlin Letter Stickers
Cat's Eye Inks, Making Memories Slice and Button, 
EK Success Large Border Punch,
Vintage Lace, Genric Twine,  Scotch ATG

Here's a close up of the 1/2 flower dodad up there....I actually messed up and just turned it into something that I could use!!!!

I used the new EK Success LARGE border punch....I am a border punch addict...but not so sure how I like the larger ones.  It was the scallop with a dot, well a CIRCLE!  I was going to show you a pic of it...but can't find one quickly.....they are new at Michael's. It was just too big for me to do anything with, so I turned it into what you see above.  Then the yellow is cut from my SLICE (I "heart" my Slice you guys know that!) and added the button for the center. 

So, one of my "secrets" will be revealed tomorrow on the Kiki Art blog...actually it's a Kiki Art secret, but my post is about it!!!  Don't forget the Design Team call is going on this month....find all the details here!

And I finished up one of my other secrets...which is HUGE to me!!!!  You will find out this month what that is, so stay tuned!!!  I was so glad to get it done....I am a little nervous, but I think it turned out well!  

Well, vacation is over for me...wahhhhh....back to work.  And the computer that had my digital sign program totally crashed.  No recovering my sign progam ...ICK....so I get to re install it sometime this week....and then start creating my signs over.....double ick!!!

So, CHA madness is over.....what were some of your favorite picks???  I, of course, love Nikki Sivils. :)  Bella Blvd, Lily Bee, and Echo Park were a few of my favs....I haven't had time to take everything in yet...and it may be that I need to see them in person....sometimes I totally fall in love with a line in a store...that I so did not like on the net!!!!

And if you decide to join KOTM for Unity...tell them I sent ya!!!!  Off to stamp some!!!!

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina