Friday, April 29, 2011

A Royal Wedding Card....

Playing along with Unity Friends with Flair...little late...there was a wedding to attend to!!!  But the card is fitting...I don't "think" I have shown this before.....but it's the only wedding card I have done!!!


And here is a picture I grabbed with my camera on the television...I wish I would have thought of taking pictures during the ceremony...I started after!!  But, I figure they are going to show them ALL again!!!

OH...and this was the FIRST kiss.....not the second one!  


Ok, I am off to take a nap!!!!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Twinery and The Stamps of Life combined!

Are you ready for some fun?  The {Stamps} of Life and The Twinery Design Teams are playing together for this hop!

About The Twinery:
Our twine is made from 100% cotton, it's eco-friendly and made in the USA. Whether you're gift wrapping, crafting or tying up baked goods to give to a friend, our baker's twine adds a fresh, yet nostalgic look to any project at hand! Our baker's twine comes in 11 delicious colors and is uniquely twisted against a bright white hue, creating an eye-popping burst of color and a creative embellishment! Our twine has lots of color which lends to a fun, candy-striped look.    For creative ideas & more...visit OUR BLOG!
We feature high quality, made in the USA, clear stamps and digital stamps/brushes for stampers, card makers and scrapbookers. Feel free to browse our gallery with more than 2500 samples using our stamps, watch our free how-to videos and join our club!

As you make your way through the hop make sure you comment on each and every post. There will be 4 prize winners chosen randomly among the blogs:

Two Winners will win 2 stamp sets of winner's choice valued at 12.95 (total retail value 26.90 per prize) from The {Stamps} of Life
and
Two Colorful Bunch Sampler Packs ($20 value!) from The Twinery!!!
 

I got to play with the set Borders4Me, which I have pictured below: 
courtesy of Stamps of Life website
 And here is what I did with them!
Supplies: Pattern Paper-Little Yellow Bicycle (Elizabeth Park Collection); Cardstock-American Crafts; 
Stamps-The Stamps of Life (borders4me); Twine-The Twinery Baker's Twine; 
Ink-Technique Tuesday and Memento; Adhesive-Scotch ATG and Fabri Tac

A couple of close-ups!

The prize winners will be announced on The {Stamps}of Life and The Twinery Blogs
on Tuesday May 3rd.


The hop list:

Katrina Hunt

Thanks for playing with us!!!!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

So, I wasn't going to update...but we are thinking of building an Ark!

Rain, Rain, Rain.....yes...that's my day today!!!  C even took off work early, to hook up the pump to get the water out from the driveway.....if we don't, then it starts getting the garage... (note: pumping going on since about 1 pm)

Of course, I didn't think to snap these when I FIRST got home!  LOL...this was when we were getting ready to put it up!  And these pics are NOT the greatest...I found I do not like to comprise on any manual setting unless I absolutely have to!

The water was above the highest ridge at the bottom....this in in the driveway....

No, that's not coming from the water faucet outside...but from the pump!!!

Down the street

Yesterday we went to C's dad's house and spent Easter up there....we got to hang out with these great girls for lunch!!!

  They should NOT be this grown up yet!!

And you are going to want to stop by tomorrow....there is a blog hop with my favorite baker's twine...The Twinery and we are hopping with The Stamps of Life!!!  Fun and prizes, plus a layout from me!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sister Fun...Unity's Friday Friends with Flair

It's Friday....it's Unity....it's full of friends....full of fun....it's Unity's Friends with Flair post!!!  Be sure to check out EVERYONE, there is some amazing stuff out there that people have created with Unity.  And you have all weekend to comment on everyone's blog.  So you could spend your Saturday morning hopping along, because linking your post ends Friday at midnight!!!

For my Unity Friends with Flair post this week I have a layout....that I am absolutely in LOVE with!  It combines Unity and Ippity stamps...which I have been itching to use my Ippity's!!!


Supplies:  Pattern Paper-Girl's Paperie (Kitsch collection); Stamps- Unity (April KOTM) and
Ippity (Now and Always-Cherish Your Dreams); Buttons-Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker; Letters-American Crafts and Doodlebug; Ink-Memento; Punches-EK Success and Martha Stewart; Ribbon-Offray and Webster's Pages; 
Adhesives-Scotch ATG, Fabri Tac and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Here is a close up for your viewing pleasure! 

Well, that's it for me today!!!!  Hope everyone has a wonderful Friday and a fun weekend!!!

Don't forget about Crafter's Companion!

Don't forget that I have a giveaway that is going to go on thru the month of April for Crafter's Companion!!!  I am re-posting this so that you have a chance to enter if you haven't already!!!!

I will be back later for the Unity Stamp Company Friends with Flair posting!!!!!!

Each design team member has their own giveaway!!!  So, you have multiple chances to win...how fun is that?!  Want to see what I am giving away??  First up, some adhesive....who doesn't want some adhesive?!!!!  It's an Extra Strong Permanent Tape Runner from Crafter's Companion......
Then we have a stamp set!!  Wish Upon A Star

And last, but certainly not least....a Rock A Block set!!!


These are going to one lucky person....what do you need to do to win these?  Well, here you go:

1. Post about this on your blog or facebook.  We understand that some people do not have blogs...and that is ok!!!

2.  Become a follower of the Crafter's Companion Information Blog!  (not my blog..unless you want to!)   And if you are already a follower, well, you have one step taken care of!!!! 

3.   Leave me a comment with the link where you posted on your blog/or tell me that you posted on Facebook and that enters you in the giveaway!!!  Once you have done all the above, you can enter on EACH design team members blog stating that you have posted and followed and be eligible for THEIR blog candy.  And I "think" everyone has different candy!!!!!

Design Team Members Participating
Katrina Hunt   you are here!
Jinky Kowalski
This giveaway runs from April 1-April 30th.   The winners will be announced on May 4th on the Crafter's Companion blog and you will have one week to make arrangements for your prize.   This is only open to USA and Canada entries this time.

AND if you are in a challenge frame of mind...head over to the Crafter's Companion Challenge blog!!! There is a huge giveaway going on there also!!!!
Thanks for playing along!!! 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tweet tweet goes the birds!!! Unity Stamp Co. Challenge!

Wow...only Tuesday?!  Ick....Friday come soon!!!!  Do you ever feel like that?  It has already been a long week for some reason....but I just keep plugging along!

I decided to play over at the Unity Stamp Co. Challenge last night....the theme for the month is to use your bird stamps.  Well, I LOVE my bird stamps, so it was a perfect time for me to play!!!

So, here is my card for the challenge....LOVE the April KOTM this time and I couldn't wait to dive into it.  This took a totally different direction than where I was going when I started, but I still LOVE it!

Supplies: Pattern Paper-Echo Park Little Girl; Cardstock-Bazzil and American Crafts; 
Stamps-Unity Stamp Co. KOTM April; Flowers-Maya Road
Adhesives-Scotch ATG, Fabri-Tac and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; 
Ink-Memento; Hemp twine


And as I was typing out the supply listing....I realize that I cannot use only ONE adhesive on anything!  LOL  It's always at least two, sometimes three or more!  Guess I just like to make sure it is going to stick when I put it there!!!

Alright, I am off to grab a bite and maybe scrap some....I was on a roll last night and got a card and a layout done all before 10 pm....AND my mess cleaned up!!!  Wonder if that will happen tonight?  Chances are slim!!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

An Owl in the house, an award and some news!

Wow, I didn't blog all weekend thinking I didn't have anything to blog about....I think I was a little wrong!  I kept having to alter my post title to figure out what I wanted to blog about!!!

First my news....my "Full of Possibility" layout that I did for the Little Yellow Bicycle sketch challenge is one of the three finalist!!!  So, if you feel like voting here is a direct link to the blog post  VOTING POST.....vote for the layout that you love, I don't care if it's me!  And when you are over there, check out the honorable mention....she is adorable and quite a good little scrapper in the making!!!!

Here's a wall hanging I did with Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker Owl mini album chipboard.  I always have to remind myself that you CAN break up a mini album into pieces and make smaller, altered items!!!
Supplies:  Owl Shape-Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker; Pattern Paper-Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker (We Are Family collection); Buttons-Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker Cute as a Button buttons; 
Ribbon-Offray; Pearls-Recollecitons; Adhesive-Fabri-tac 
and Scrapbook Adhesives;Ink-Cat's Eye; hemp cording for hanger 

And I got my very first blog award from another blogger, Emily Leiphart.  She is one AMAZINGLY talented lady and blogger, so I am very honored that she gave this to me!!! She gave this to me in March, and I am just getting around to getting it up.  I met her thru Unity and she is also on the Twinery design team with me!  
I am supposed to tell you eight things about myself....mmm....ok!
 
1. KLUTZY                                                 
2. Was not into art at all as a child
3. I have no idea what my real hair color is at this point
4. Love to nap, anytime, anywhere!
5. I can talk your ear off on the phone!
6.  Blind as a bat without my contacts or glasses
7.  Scream like a school girl around snakes and mice.
8.  When driving around for work, sing Glee songs at the top of my lungs!

Now I am to pass it on to eight bloggers...ekk...!!!
 

And if you aren't on here, well, I have a couple more awards to give out!!!  So keep checking back!!!! 

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friends with Flair...Double Page Layout!

It's Friday and that means it's Friends with Flair....now...I am "pre writing" this, and Friends with Flair has changed, so I am not sure what is going on!  LOL

I do know that you can get all the participants over on Unity's blog and well, that's about it!!!
Here is a 2 page layout...NOT done from a sketch, came up with it all on my own...strange right?!  It was a fun one to do and I really hadn't planned on doing a 2 page with these pictures, but it worked out that way!!!

 Supplies:  Pattern Paper-My Mind's Eye Good Girl Sunshine; Stamps-Unity Stamp Co.(Just You March KOTM,) Letters-American Crafts Thicker;, Twine-The Twinery Baker's Twine; Mist-Studio Calico Mr. Huey's, 
Ink-Memento and Colorbox Cat's Eye; Punches-Martha Stewart and EK Success;
Adhesive, Scotch ATG, Fabri Tac and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Here is a close up of the tag...I showed you a sneak before!!!  I cut the die cut sun in half and then pop dotted it on it's other half.  I did the same thing with the small border in the bottom right hand corner of the layout also...I just didn't take a close up!

I just have to say that I LOVE Unity's Kit of the Month (or KOTM, as I refer to it).  I reach for them time and time again.  So if you are on the fence...don't just leap!!!!  

Ok, getting off of here, we have some storms heading this way!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Pefect Day

There has been talk of "too" much product on pages on a couple of message boards I visit.  I can honestly say that I am probably a scrapper that falls into that category!  LOL LOL  But, I like it and that is what matters that I like it!  

I admire the "clean/simple" pages that scrappers do out there...I just don't do it often!  

This page falls into the "more, more and more please"!!  I just got going on it and just kept going!!!  This was the card sketch over at Sketch Support last week and I turned it into a layout!

Supplies:  Pattern Paper-Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker We Are Family; 
Stickers-Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker We Are Family; Letters-American Crafts Thickers; 
Twine- The Twinery Baker's Twine; Ink-Cat's Eye Ink; Punch-Martha Stewart Border Punch; 
Adhesives-Scotch ATG, Fabri Tac and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L  
I love the kite feature on this!!  Nikki's Cut Ups are so fun to use...bonus, she makes them EASY to cut out!!!

Here are a couple of pictures of Ella and Jetson outside in the backyard tonight...I was just sitting on the ground snapping pictures while they were playing.....

Side Profile...see that hair??  It's ALL OVER!

Frantic Random Acts of Play aka F.R.A.P. in corgi speak!

ha ha...I rolled Ella!!! 

Ok, that's it from me today!!!!  Have a wonderful evening and get something crafty done!!!
 

Monday, April 11, 2011

I am back!!!!

Made it back from CKC St. Louis, it was so much fun!!!!  We are already planning to do it again next year!  We may need to rent a Uhaul...but that's another story!!! 

And....don't beat me with your trimmer.....I only took a couple of pictures....there was so much going on, I was a little overwhelmed.  You DEFINITELY want to "pack" light when you are walking around etc.  
I did get some goodies, signed up for Studio Calico KOTM (I know I know!), had some great classes and had fun.  

Here's a layout I did while I was there with My Little Yellow Bicycle's Elizabeth Park Collection....love this collection...reminds me of Fresh Print Clothesline! This is for their sketch challenge going on until Friday!

Supplies:  Pattern Paper-Little Yellow Bicycle (Elizabeth Park collection), Stamps-Unity Stamp Company  (Just You KOTM March 2011), Punches-Martha Stewart, Ink-Technique Tuesday, Gems-Studio G, Mist-Studio Calico Mr. Huey's, Letters-Cosmo Cricket; Making Memories; American Crafts Thickers, Ribbon-Offray,
Adhesive-Fabri Tac; Scotch ATG; Scrabook Adhesives by 3L

Here is a close up of those flowers!

Here's a little tip for you.  If you love the saying on a stamp and you can't make it fit or just want part of it...or even want it different colors....stamp it as many times as you need-in as many colors-then cut it up!!!  The "believe" and the "you can fly" is all one stamp...I just stamped a couple of times and then cut it up!!!
 
Ok, I will try to be updating more regularly....just CKC threw me off my schedule!!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

I just couldn't stay away!!!!

Quick post.....hee hee...scheduling it so it will post on Friday!!!  I am up over at Sketch Support today!!!!  Go check it out!  It's card week, but I didn't make a card!!!!

Here's a sneak!!!!  I see some Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker in there!
 Ok, I am probably shopping or something like that at CKC!!!  Have a great Friday!!!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Off to CKC....

Hey Everyone......taking a blogging break for a few days.  I am heading to the CKC-St.Louis convention on Thursday and I have been trying to get ready to go! 

And I am going to get in LOTS of Cricut/Gypsy time!!!!!!

Didn't want anyone to think I had abandoned the blog, just trying to pack, print pics, and pack some more!!!!

I may try to do a blog post while I am there, I will just have to see how I am on time!

I will leave you with this pic of cupcakes from a shop here in town...yummy!!!!!

 

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Happy Birthday Ms. Nikki!!!!

Today is Nikki Sivils aka Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker's birthday!!  Julie, our wonderful blog coordinator, had a great idea to get all of us to make birthday cards for Nikki and then surprise her with a blog post today!!!

Here is the card I made for her using the Summer collection.  I seem to always reach for this collection when I am just creating to create with Nikki papers!!!
Supplies:  Pattern Paper- Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker Summer collection, Cardstock-American Crafts
Stickers and Cut Outs-Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker Summer collection,
 Adhesive- Scotch ATG and Martha Stewart Glue Pen, Bling-The Paper Studio


AND if you head over to Nikki's blog to wish her a Happy Birthday, Julie has some prizes she is giving away also!!!  So go check it out!!!!

Have a wonderful Sunday, I am going to try to scrap a little and then try to figure out what I am taking to CKC and get it all planned!  Ekkk....the car is going to be full!!!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

One tired girl here!!! New Toy!!!

Just thought I would do a quick update...man, what a day!  I am usually never in bed before 11:30 or so...but last night and tonight, yep..I am heading there.  

Scrapbook Generation had their "Re-Grand Opening" celebration today.  They had asked Karen Taylor and I to teach their free mini classes so they could do crowd control!  My project was a little gift card holder/tag holder/movie ticket holder/hidden journaling spot!  Karen's was a little pinwheel.  And I TOTALLY forgot my camera!  Ekkk...the horror!   But I was too busy to take pictures anyway.  

And a special shout out to those of you that came by and said hi today!  It's so fun to meet my blog readers and I am so happy that you enjoy my blog.  I just do it for fun and when someone tells me they get an idea from me...I get a little giddy!  Major hugs to you all!

I got a new toy this week...a Gypsy to go with my Cricut!!!!  Here it is, for those of you that aren't sure!

I haven't had time to play, except for a little bit.  I think I am really going to like it.  I welded a word together and it was pretty easy....I just need time to play more.  
In other fun news, I am getting ready to go to CKC-St. Louis!  It will be my first time going and I can't wait.  I am only taking 3 classes, because I want to be able to relax some.  There are three of us going and we are just going to scrap scrap scrap!  

I don't really have anything to show today, but I can show a sneak of something that I have done, that I am not quite ready to post yet! 

I am in love with that tag...I think it's the orange color!!  It's misted with Studio Calico Orchard (I think...I need to look!)  
Ok, this girl is tired and she is going to bed!!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

In a class of your own??? Unity FWF

PLEASE SEE MY CRAFTER'S COMPANION GIVEAWAY 


It's Friends With Flair Friday....Unity Blog love spreading all around!!!  If you have been here before you know the drill...you could win 25 random stamps from Unity if you find the blinkie and comment on that blog!!!  

I have a "very" simple layout from me!  And by simple, I mean simple/clean lines, not my usual stylings!   (I just wanted to use that word!)

Supplies: Pattern Paper-Cosmo Cricket Social Club, Cardstock-Bazzill, Punch-EK Success
Ink-Memento, Mist-Studio Calico Lunchtray
Adhesive-Scotch ATG and Scrapbook Adhesives

Here are a few close-ups


I got a new fun toy, but haven't had a chance to play yet, I will try to update later this weekend!!!!!!



Get to Know Crafter's Companion!!!!

Hey there....one day closer to FRIDAY!!!!!  And Friday is of course April 1...and no, this is not an April Fool's joke!  I have a giveaway that is going to go on thru the month of April for Crafter's Companion!!!

Each design team member has their own giveaway!!!  So, you have multiple chances to win...how fun is that?!  Want to see what I am giving away??  First up, some adhesive....who doesn't want some adhesive?!!!!  It's an Extra Strong Permanent Tape Runner from Crafter's Companion......
Then we have a stamp set!!  Wish Upon A Star

And last, but certainly not least....a Rock A Block set!!!


These are going to one lucky person....what do you need to do to win these?  Well, here you go:

1. Post about this on your blog or facebook.  We understand that some people do not have blogs...and that is ok!!!

2.  Become a follower of the Crafter's Companion Information Blog!  (not my blog..unless you want to!)   And if you are already a follower, well, you have one step taken care of!!!! 

3.   Leave me a comment with the link where you posted on your blog/or tell me that you posted on Facebook and that enters you in the giveaway!!!  Once you have done all the above, you can enter on EACH design team members blog stating that you have posted and followed and be eligible for THEIR blog candy.  And I "think" everyone has different candy!!!!!

Design Team Members Participating
Katrina Hunt   you are here!
Jinky Kowalski
This giveaway runs from April 1-April 30th.   The winners will be announced on May 4th on the Crafter's Companion blog and you will have one week to make arrangements for your prize.   This is only open to USA and Canada entries this time.
AND if you are in a challenge frame of mind...head over to the Crafter's Companion Challenge blog!!! There is a huge giveaway going on there also!!!!
Thanks for playing along!!!