Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Whimsical Wednesday

Right now mine isn't turning out so Whimsical but I'm going to hopefully make it so because someone I've been getting to know over the last few weeks is joining the team right after me and I have the great pleasure of welcoming her...


She's so wonderful and talented!! I just know you're going to love her work.

Sandra is our feature stamper on the Diedrich Dare blog this week, so you should really go check out what she has for you.

I guess you're wondering what the challenge is by now huh? Ok I'll tell ya!! I won't hold back anymore...
Alright this is where my Wednesday isn't so Whimsical. I've been working some major hours at work so far this week which means I haven't been able to create anything. Plus I think I might be coming down with a cold. I'm hoping when I get home from work today I'll be able to make something up real fast but in the meantime maybe you can check out the other Daredevil girls.

Deidrich Dare Blog
Cassie Larson
Heather Schlatter
Jacquie Peifer
Jessica Diedrich
Kim Ross
Kris Palakiko
Randi Wall
Rebecca Ednie
Sandra MacLean
Val Urtiaga
Andrea Murdock

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hey There

Lonely Girl…  My girl Joanne is having her third blogaversary!!  To celebrate she’s having three weeks of challenges.  The 1st week is to Paper Piece.  How easy is that one?  Ok, for me that one is easy.  I love that one!! I do it all the time.  To find out more you can go check out her blog.


Stamps: MFT Love At First Sight
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Sweet Blush, Bazill Light Pink, Packaging the GCD Frame came in (talk about going green)
Extras: Copics, Smooch Pool, CB Embossing Folder, GCD Frame

Saturday, February 20, 2010

She’s Gotta Bun

Couple In the oven. A couple of friends of mine are having their second baby. And if we’re basing on the 1st, Brodrick, he’s going to be absolutely adorable. The 2nd is going to be a boy also and the name they have picked out as of right now is Logan. Tonight we had a baby shower for them at her brother’s house. We had a really nice time. I made them a few things and gave them the green frog you see in the pic on the left.



Stamps: All Unity Stamp – Mix Up of Cuteness, Hodge Podge of Happiness, Cuter Than Most
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Palette Prussian Blue, L’Amour Red, Viridian Leaf
Paper: PTI Dark Chocolate, DCWV Metallics, SU Blue & Blush, MFT Perfect Panel, Neenah CS
Extras: Paperclips, Copics, Nestabilities, Acetate, Gingham Ribbon, Onsies, American Crafts RubOns, MFT Baby Braddies

I figured I also include a pic of the original cutie with his grandpa Randy.


Friday, February 19, 2010

Rain, Rain

Go Away!! Ok, so far it’s not raining.  I probably should have made this card last week but when I saw this image, I thought it was fitting.  Cause sometimes it’s not always about the rain from the sky (yes I realize I’m getting philosophical now).  Sometimes it’s under the premise of when it rains it pours.  With all of that in mind I will tell you that Sherry did challenge us to use purple.


Stamps: All Unity -   Hodge Podge of Happiness, enjoy Your story…laugh (Nov KoM)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Potter’s Clay, Distress Ink Weathered Wood
Paper: Neenah CS, Basic Grey – Wisteria, Purple from Petterson Arne
Extras:  Copics, Nestabilities, Prima Pearls, Yellow Stickles, Glossy Accents

I hope you got a chance to check out the other sassy girls earlier but if not here’s a link to their blogs.


It's Friday & I'm Bad

Well, I don't know that I've been bad per se. I got home last night with a migraine and couldn't do too much stamping other than go to bed but when I get home today I will have something glorious (or I hope!) to show you for FWF & FFC.

So please come back but do continue on and see what everyone else has wonderful to show you because today has a haze of purple to it I believe.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Vintage Color Dare

I tried to tell you I was on a theme this week.  Not sure if I can carry it off for 2 more days though.  I’ll try.  I think it was mainly because I was on a roll after those wonderful challenges from the Moxie Fab blog, then putting away my awesome new images… it kinda gets you inspired.  Know what I mean?

I even used the Dare colors for this week to fit into my theme.


Pretty colors right?  I love them.  I might have to use them again on something else.  Now, I’m not exactly sure I like my card but well I’ll let you decide.

FlowerGirlStamps: Sweet Impressions Stamps – Margery
Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Sweet Blush & Kraft, MME – Bohemia Hot Pink Flowers, Neenah CS
Extras: Copics, Heidi Swapp Jewels, Brads, EK Success Circle Punch

Please be sure to visit all the amazing Daredevils this week:

Deidrich Dare Blog
Cassie Larson
Heather Schlatter
Jacquie Peifer
Jessica Diedrich
Kim Ross
Kris Palakiko

Randi Wall
Rebecca Ednie
Sandra MacLean
Val Urtiaga

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you play with us this week, if you do you can add your link on the Deidrich Dare Blog (there’s a Mr. Linky there).

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I’m Seeing A Theme

Ok, it’s just a theme in my stuff this week.  I seem to be on a roll with all the vintage schtuff.  I hope you aren’t going to be sick of it by the time I’m finished.

First things first, as I promised I got the pictures of not only my Bubbie but of my Zadie too.  I will only post a couple because lemme tell you a scanned quite a few.  Now just to choose the few to show you…hmmm.

AtTheBeach MobSquad MobCouple

ok, I won’t put up anymore but I setup a Flickr set if you want to see all of them.

A couple of weeks ago I discovered another stamp company… I know, I know like we need to discover another one.  This one is called Sweet Impressions Stamps and I gotta tell ya I fell in love with their vintage images.  I was supposed to work with them this weekend in Columbia, SC but then it snowed here in the deep south.   Well we’re not prepared for no snow, no siree bob.  So I wasn’t able to go, but I did make this for the occasion nonetheless.


Stamps:  All Sweet Impressions Stamps – Margery, Monique & Mary
Paper: Poly Shrink
Ink: Black Staz On
Extras: Blue Moon Chain & Charms, Misc Toggle Clasp, Sharpies

Monday, February 15, 2010

H{ippity} Hop

Ash&Me This is my very first H{ippity} Hop.  I just got my sets from my “dealer” Ashley (feel free to go see her if you need a fix) when she was my roomie at CHA.  We had a blast together.  She’s such a sweetie!!

I now stop blathering and onto the card…

LoveBirds LoveBirdsIn

Stamps: Ippity – Because of You, Stampabilities – Congratulations, Misc Hearts
Ink: Misc. Silver, Memento Angel Pink, Tuxedo Black, Paris Dusk
Paper: PTI Kraft & Sweet Blush, SU Real Red
Extras: Offray Lace Ribbon, Pebbles,Inc Ribbon, Nestabilities – Labels One & Circles, Spica, Copic to color Hero Arts Jewels

More Taintor-ifique Images

I told warned you that I would be back with more.  Especially considering that I got those coasters at Michael’s that had the ready made images on them.  Plus as I was putting some stamps away tonight one of the ones that I just got from Crafty Secrets had one I just couldn’t resist from using.  I did make one more card that I will be showing later in the week that’s vintage and by then I hope to have a picture of my Bubbie for you all to see.

Housework LookGood MakeCake

Card 1:
Paper: SEI – Juliette, Michael’s Coaster
Extras: Crystal Stickers – Pearls, PTI – Berry Sorbet Button, WM Brown Twine, Pebbles,Inc. – Ribon

Card 2:
Paper: SEI – Addison, Michael’s Coaster
Extras: Foofala Buttons, WM Brown Twine

Card 3:
Stamp: Crafty Secrets – Glamour Girls
Paper: SEI – Addison, Neenah CS
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Extras: Copics, Smooch – Pool & Red, Offray Ribbon, GCD – Homespun Frame

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I want candy!

TuesTriggerWhen I saw the Tuesday Trigger for this week, that song “I Want Candy”.   Looks yummy doesn’t it?!    It’s called you’ve been pinked.  I ran with the whole pink thing.  I don’t need an excuse to go monochromatic.  I have a bad problem with once I get in a color niche getting to come out of it.  I’m always telling myself I can use other colors too.


Stamps:  All Unity Stamp Co. – Remember Happiness (Aug 08 KoM), Little Reminders (Dec 08 KoM)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: SEI – Juliette, Prism SSW
Extras: Coluzzle – Heart, Little Heart Punch, Copics, Spicas, Glossy Accents

Saturday, February 13, 2010


I don’t know where I got my love for things vintage but I do.  I would like to think it came from my Bubbie.  She was quite a glamour girl back in her day, I wish I had a picture I could show you.  Note to self:  Must bug mom for Bubbie pictures.  I’ve been loving the Taintor images for awhile and been thinking about getting some of her stuff.

When I saw the challenge on Moxie Fab World to make a Taintor-esque card.  I set out right away to find just the right image and find just the right saying to go with it.  That’s when I came up with the following…

TalkTooMuchActually my sister helped my decide between two pictures because I had already come up with the phrase.  I’m not sure if you can tell in the picture or not but I used JustRite Brayton Font stamps to do a resist technique to say Blah, Blah, Blah across the background paper.

I also found some Taintor type image coasters at Michael’s that I might turn into cards.  Be on the look out, hehe.

Stamps: JustRite Brayton Font, Pitney Bowes Old Ad from Internet
Paper: PTI – Soft Stone, Rusty Pickle PP, HP Brochure Paper
Ink: Versamark, Distress Ink – Weathered Wood
Extras: DeNami Ribbon, Prima Flower, clear eP, MM Letter Stickers

Friday, February 12, 2010


*if you are looking for the FWF or FFC post please scroll down to the next post.

I have to tell you I don’t snow here very often.  As I live in the deep south, you can imagine that when it does happen it’s kinda a big deal.  Right now we are having a steady and continuous coming down of snow, and it has been for about the past 3 1/2 hours.  So there’s no telling how much will accumulate.  Now my, well I say puppy but she’s about 4 years old now has never seen the stuff.  Here she is discovering it and I just had to share. 



Once she got in it she loved it… a lot better then rain.  She hates rain!!


IT’S FRIDAY!!! I think you might know what that means by now. But just in case you don’t I’ll refresh your memory. We’re off with FFC & FWF, which means nothing but FUN, FUN, FUN!!!

This Friday, Sherry has challenged us to make a masculine card and she said that because it was Lincoln’s birthday to make it a birthday card. However I don’t celebrate birthdays. So I took a few liberties, one) she didn’t say how old the masculine person had to be (hehe) and two) she didn’t say it had to be blatantly a birthday card. MWAHAHAHAHAHA!! Sorry, I think I’m getting slap happy for being up a little too late and sniffing sharpies (I’ll save that one for a later post). Onward to the card…


I did a few different things on this bad boy. This is the same piece of paper that I used to make the flower behind the Izzy card from the other day. I distressed the edges, sprayed it with water, rubbed it down with ink, crumpled it up & then zapped it with my heat gun. I think it turned out pretty cool looking. I then stamped it with the map stamp and then hit it with the distress stickles on the X spot to make sure it really stood out.

I also had cut some curves on a scrap piece of paper, used my Tim Holtz sponger with Weathered Wood & Broken China to make my waves on the bottom of my PTI Kraft paper. I then took a glitter pen along the edges of the waves to accentuate them.

I stamped & colored the pirate ship on some Prism paper.

Stamps: Unity – Pirate Madness
Ink: Memento – Rich Cocoa & Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink – Weathered Wood, Old Paper, Broken China
Paper: PTI Kraft, Prism SSW, WM Pack
Extras: Glossy Accents, Glitter Pen, Copics, Distressor, Prismas, SU Word Window Punch

If you would like to see what the other sassy girls have made today…


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Please Pardon...

While I made some adjustments and what I think will be improvements to my blog. Let me know what you think and if you like them or if you see something that needs changing.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

An Announcement and a DARE!!

IMG_1587I was just invited to be a part of the Whimsical Wednesday’s Deidrich Dare Design Team. I’m so excited!!! I’m going to be a DAREDEVIL!! I met Jessica at CHA and we had a blast hanging out together so when she asked me to be part of her team, how could I turn her down?

I already know a couple of the girls and can’t wait to know all of them better. This should be loads of fun!!!


Stamps: TGF – Izzy, MFT – Sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink – Weathered Wood
Paper: PTI – Kraft, Karen Foster – Postcards, WM – Map, MFT – Perfect Panel
Extras: Copics, Spicas, Staples, Purple Ribbon, Eiffel Tower Stamp, Circle & Peony Nestabilities

ETA: Took out the girlies that weren't able to play along this week.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

You Give My Heart Wings

I’m so glad to be home again… relaxing… fit kicked up… sitting in my comfy chair.  This weekend I worked Heirloom Pro Stamp Festival.  I was working with DeNami Designs… THEY ARE AWESEOME!!!  Had so much fun with them.  Plus they have really cute stuff.

The night before I went though however I wanted to make something to wear while I worked.  This was what I came up with.


Stamps: Following My Heart (Aug 09 KoM), Simple Life (Mar 09 KoM)
Ink: Versafine Black, Distress Ink Broken China, Weathered Wood, Shabby Shutters, Old Paper, Fired Brick
Paper: Marco’s Paper – Watercolor Paper
Extras: Silver Chain, Acrylic Slides, Perfect Pearls, Hero Arts Jewels, Silver Tape, Blue Moon Charm

Friday, February 5, 2010

Dreaming of a Fun Friday

I’m so glad that it’s Friday.  We’ll pretend I don’t feel that every week.  I love Fridays and I really think we shouldn’t have to work on them.  We should only have 4 day work weeks.  You think we can make it happen?

Either way I still like them because we have Friday Fun Challenge and Friends with Flair.

This month it’s Sherry’s turn to host and she choose for us to go simple.  But by going simple it can be so hard, or at least for me.

  • You however many stamps as you like
  • Only use 3 ink colors (brown or black don’t count)
  • 3 colors of cardstock plus one neutral (no patterned paper)
  • Only one coloring medium, i.e. markers, pencils, chalks.
  • Embellishments: can only use one kind but as many of that one kind as you want.
  • No nestabilities, but punches are ok.

ButterflyDreamStamps: All Unity – Worn Grid, Remember Happiness (Aug KoM)
Paper: PTI Red Poppy, Ocean Tides, SU Certainly Celery, SEI Brown
Ink: Black Ink, Distress Ink – Broken China, Fired Brick, Shabby Shutters
Extras: Perfect Pearls, EK Success Border Punch, Red Jewels

Please go check out what the others made up for this challenge.


Have a wonderful weekend!!!  If anyone is in the Atlanta area, I’m going to be working the Heirloom Stamp Show in Lawrenceville Saturday & Sunday in the DeNami Designs booth if you’d like to come by & say hi.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Whee Whooo

I love what I do!!  I love having a creative outlet.  I have missed being able to make anything over the last couple of weeks.  I realize at CHA I was making the different Make and Takes but it’s just not the same.  I love getting my hands dirty, I wear it as a badge of honor.

This card shocked me when took me less than an hour.

Whee Stamps:  All MFT - Start the Day With Whee & Thinking of Hoo
Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa & Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Soft Stone, MFT Perfect Panels, EK Success PP
Extras: White Liquid Appliqué, Nestabilities, Flower Soft - Fushia Mix, Copics

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Saying Goodbye

is never easy. And all good things must end. Pick your cliche and in this case they fit. Yet I must say goodbye to my fellow Queen Kat Royal Court Members. I wish them all well and I have learned a lot. I am hoping that I can keep some of the friendships that I made and that I will continue to see all of them to grow in all of their endeavors.

With all of that I figured I might share one last project that I made to wear while I was working the CHA Supershow. It's with one of the new releases that is coming soon (it was supposed to be released at the supershow). I also made the flowers at the top with ribbon & FlowerSoft to help show how to use the product I was demonstrating.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Noticing a Trend

While a CHA I gotta tell ya I noticed kinda a trend in a lot of the Make and Takes.  I’m not complaining because I kinda like it.  There was jewelry everywhere. 

Neck&Brace Whether it was from Ranger (Claudine Hellmuth), Hero Arts (Jennifer McGuire), GCD, Ideology by Advantus.


And more from Ranger and one especially made by Mrs. Suze Weinberg herself. 

Of course there was more I just didn’t in anyway have time to make it all, there was some at Making Memories and so much more.