Tuesday, December 07, 2010

I have gone a little nuts with Sticky Back Canvas......You can take this awesome Sticky Back Canvas and use Distress Inks, Glimmer Mist, Alcohol Inks, Distress Stickles, Regular Stickles, Buttons, Brads, Crystals...and create AMAZING one of a kind pins!  Great gifts!

Made this flower using the Tim Holtz Shabby Flowers Die Cut, cut the petals in pieces and then arranged them to form the flowers.
For this wreath I rolled the Sticky Back Canvas and put it in a circle.

Ok, so last night I had a bunch of girls over my house and I was showing them the pins I had made, this one was originally a flower (turn it to the side) and when I showed them one of the girls said, "how cute an owl", I was like OMG, I couldn't have done a better job even if I knew I was making an owl!

 love the snowman!  

This was the first one I made. ....the rest is history.

What do you think???

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sweetest Snowman
This is my favorite stamp EVER! ok, it has been a favorite for a long time.  I have had it for years.  I smile every time I look at it.  I used MFT new little Die-namics snowflake die cut.  It was the first time I used them and I really liked the way they cut.  The wool felt is from Paper Trey Ink....along with the yummy grosgrain ribbon that matches their paper and felt perfectly....and the buttons ....oh....the buttons!
Whats on your Holiday wish list this year???

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Felt Trimmed Mittens.....
This paper from My Minds Eye is so cute on its own I didn't want to cover it all up.  I stamped the red solid background paper with a mini snowflake stamp from Hero Arts to add a little dimension.  The mittens are from Unity's New set by Jillibean.  I stamped them once on the red paper and then again on some striped paper and popped them up with foam mounting tape.  Then I cut little pieces of felt for the cuffs.  Its so sweet in person!  Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

We're all just a little flaky.....
Love these little guys!  I colored them with Copic Markers and added sparkled them up with some Stickles!  The sentiment is from Unity Stamps and I really think its funny! I am so looking forward to the snow.....how about you....are you a fan of snow???

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thanksgiving is just less than a week away!!  It is one of my favorite holidays to prepare for as well as enjoy spending time with family.  I am also teaching a bunch of classes on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!  Look on the right hand side here on my blog to see the classes and it will link you over to Right at Home to sign up!  Hope to spend some time with you to kick off the holiday season!

Friday, November 05, 2010

Cutesy and not me.
I have been looking at this Hero Arts set for two weeks.  Something about it caught my eye.  Odd, because it is so not my style.  I never tend to gravitate towards images that have that cutesy feel to them.  I am more vintage, dirty, darker than bright.  Yesterday I broke down and got it because in my mind I already know I am going to use for a class I have been developing and have had a few mental blocks with.  So, it came home with me.  Last night I went downstairs to help Sophia finish up printing a project of hers and next thing you know I was at my desk using this set that I couldn't decide if I even wanted or not!  I love how my mind works!  What I love most about this set is that I can cut each house up into a million different pieces and pop up window, doors, and rooftops.  The detailed work keeps my mind occupied and happy for hours.  Enjoy this card and keep our eye out for more cards done with this set over the next few weeks.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

distress stickles gives this one an awesome look!
Oh my I am in love with this Basic Grey Jovial paper line!  So yummy.  The 6x6 pad is perfect for card making because the prints are a tiny bit smaller.

This one is my favorite!  
All of these cards are made with Cricut images.  Love to layer them and pop them up, they are so pretty!

These are the November Card Club cards for my group.  Hoping they love them!

What are you working on these days?

hope all is well with you.
Hugs, k.
jillibean pin tops this one off!!

red and blue make me happy! 
love the mica flakes! 

Monday, October 25, 2010

A {ippity} Holiday
Thanks for stopping by today for the blog hop all of you {ippity}chicks!  Browse around, leave a comment and say hello!

I love these cards and this Season of Joy {ippity} set.  One thing I love about this set is that the two cut outs can be used with Spellbinders Nestabilities to cut them out.  I used white Staz-on ink for the snowflakes and embellished them a bit with stickles and some glitter.  Great set! Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Seasons Change.....
Next month it will be almost one year that I have been battling with this foolishness of constant vaginal bleeding.  I know it is an awkward subject. It is gross, and it's embarrassing.  But it happens.  I have tried to be strong but have to admit I am ready to go nutty over it.   It isn't something I can easily put aside and ignore.  Each time I visit the bathroom I have visible reminders of it, during the day I am physically tired due to loss of blood, again I am reminded of it. The shifting of pads, irritations....I could go on and on....I guess all I want to say is enough is enough.  I am hoping after a year and three surgeries I will once and for all will be able to say goodbye to it!  The removal of my cervix last week should be the final procedure needed.  {fingers crossed}  I was almost emotionless in the hospital as they prepped me for surgery. It was really an odd feeling.  They kept asking "any questions", I replied, "no".  What was I to ask really? Why make them lie and tell me this is the final procedure needed to make me stop bleeding.  It was a crap shoot, I realized this.  So now, I sit, wait, and hope for the best.  There are worst things out there, I acknowledge it, admit it, and recognize.  But, in my world this is what is grasping at my patience.  So as much as I try to look at the grand scheme of things....it still pisses me off.
Lets move on.
The photo above was taken with my new camera! Whoot! Whoot!  Santa made an early appearance with my Christmas present.  I got a Canon Rebel. My last camera lasted me quite a few years as I learned how to use all the buttons, and it was time to get some new buttons!  I have looked at it a bit and viewed YouTube videos, but haven't been up to actually moving around and taking some pictures with it.  I will continue to read up on it as I heal.  I love having a camera and really do take it with me everywhere i go.
I hope you are enjoying the season changes....fall is my favorite.
keep me in thoughts and prayer as I heal.
xoxoxo, k.

Friday, October 15, 2010

be brave

Be Brave

This Unity Stamp Set was given to Beth & I while we were at donna downey's Inspired this past year.  We were so thrilled because it had just been released. Once I had gotten home it got tucked away and I haven't worked with it until last night.  I made this card for a very special friend of mine that just got diagnosed with cancer and began chemotherapy this past week.  What a great set for so many reasons, but also for the brave women who are or have battled cancer.  I made her wings sparkley and colored them with Copic Markers.  Her dress was covered with Ranger's Distress rock candy Stickles.  It looks so awesome in person.  I used crystals for her dress and her earring.  Love the way this Maya Road crushed velvet ribbon tied it all together.  I am more than pleased with the way this card came out and hope that you enjoy it as well.  hugs, k.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Holiday Hurricane Lamp
This beautiful centerpiece is actually made from paper!  I have used Cosmo Cricket paper which adds such a nice vintage feel to the piece.  The distressing of the paper makes it easy to work with.  You are able to move the paper in many directions when you break down the fibers in the paper.  I added berries, silk flowers, and gorgeous ribbon to finish this off.  You can add a candle to the center or I was also thinking that some colored Christmas ornaments would look cute in the center as well.  
I hope this inspires you to use paper for your holiday projects! 
hugs, k.  

Monday, October 11, 2010

Holiday Canvas 
This 12x12 canvas was a easy way to showcase some holiday pictures rather than a traditional 12x12 layout.  I cut the squares out and arranged them after painting the canvas.  I adhered the pictures and paper with Claudine Hellmuth's Multi medium.  I applied it under and over the pictures/papers.  I embellished it with some Coordinations paper snowflakes, and some Prima and May Arts ribbons.  This new My Minds Eye Holiday line is yummy and I love it!!  I also added some Basic Grey Jovial Line as well. 
Hope you enjoy! 

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Paper Trey Ink Button Cards

Years ago I was very delighted by Paper Trey Ink's products especially their card stock and the quality of it.  I have a lady bug set of theirs that I bought maybe 6 or so years ago that I still use today.  It stamps nice and crisp, and the images are delicate.  I like it.  It was the having to order it through the mail that I hated and because I am an instant gratification gotta have it now kind of girl I eventually stopped getting stamps sets.
Anyhow, I love the sets that incorporate the buttons in them and this is the first one I have worked with. They are so cute!!!  Hope you enjoy them. Thanks for looking. Enjoy your day.
These little gift tags are so cute! I made a bunch of them
I will be announcing dates for this class soon. 
 i added glitter to his button to make it sparkle!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

the look of this dirty background came out so cool!  i love the final results
Twinkling H20's
I used these sparkley watercolors for quite a few years now but they just got reintroduced by Creative Imaginations and they are back to the top of my list to use! Watercoloring in general is one of my favorite techniques and I don't get the chance to use it nearly enough in my classes, it tends to be more for my personal use.  So, I am glad I can share it with my students now.
I hope you enjoy these amazing cards.  They really come to life in person with all the sparkle and shine!  Thanks for looking!
love the colors of this!

Sunday, October 03, 2010

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Welcome {ippity} lovers!  
Hope you enjoy these samples I made with two {ippity}sets.  
Just Creepy and Fall for You

I really love the use of the two of them together.  
Thanks for looking! 
Happy Hopping!

Friday, October 01, 2010

Vintage Christmas Holiday Cards

Love the new Just Rite Vintage Christmas Stamps. I began with a completely different color pallet when I began and then redid them for a second time and love the results. The same thing happened with the choice for card stock. I ended up with a brushed gold matting and a clear acetate card for the base. I really love the results. If you look closely you can see the glass on Santa's glasses, the soft beard and hair of the nutcracker, the thick glass effect of the ornaments, and the snow on Frosty's hat! Great details for a cute set! Hope you enjoy looking at these great cards......look for upcoming classes with this set.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

As usual I am back, apologizing for being among the missing. Summer 2010....a blurrrrrr......
I literally didn't post for a whole summer. Not intentional by any means. The girls, Chris, and I had an amazingly relaxing summer really. No concerts to report, no vacations...instead we dealt with health issues, but were able to relax through it all. But through all that went on, the one thing that came out of it all is that the family unity that we sometimes don't always feel among the five of us was restored, revived, and renewed. Things always happen for a reason and trying to find the positive among this summers happenings that is what I found when I dug deep.
The kids summer was amazing filled with fun filled days by the pool with Grammie & Pop. They played with friends, spent evenings playing manhunt, and went without a care in the world as summers should be. For that I am grateful. I am grateful to have parents that live a few streets away and are always there for me and my family whenever needed. I am grateful to have friends that make my world happy. I am grateful to do what I love for a living and able to put it aside while I cared for myself and my family this summer. My days may feel endless sometimes, but, I am grateful for the amazing life I have been privileged to live.
In July I went in for a hysterectomy. The date became closer than anticipated when they pushed the date up by two weeks at the last minute. Olivia spent her days waking up early and going to her high school soccer practices everyday. Right before the final week of practice she was running and fell and broke her leg. Not a great way to start high school. And then to top the summer off, Chris DeLuca had gastric bypass surgery in August, and is doing really, really well. He stayed in the hospital for three days and again my mom & dad stepped up to the plate. As of now he has lost over 35 lbs. (i'm a little jealous!)
But now I am back to teaching, designing, and holding the monthly crops for Scrap-en-dip-ity. I am loving the newest products that are coming out after CHA and have lots of class ideas in my head!
Keep checking back to see what I am up to and where I am teaching next!
xoxox k.

Monday, June 21, 2010

<---Sophia & her Teacher on Recognition Day

<--Olivia & her awesome friend Maddison ready for the Social

My life is overwhelming to say the least.

For the past year I have always just held on really tight and tried to enjoy the crazy ride called L-I-F-E. It's my motto in a way. But...sometimes....it all seems a little bit immobilizing. I feel that way right now. Not settled, lost, just not content. I am not sure if it is because I can sense something new coming my way and this is somewhat of the calm before the storm, or if I am really wandering just searching for a place I belong. Honestly, I haven't felt the way I do in so long, I actually forgot how much I hate the way it feels. In one word....I could describe it FLAT. The weird thing is that my creative juices are still flowing...so that is a positive.
My children's life is flying by and the days seem to all blur together as they grow and mature in leaps and bounds daily. I am always the first to complain how hard being a mother is, and how it isn't the life I ever imagined for myself. Truth be told....I am just honest. It isn't what I expected but I do embrace it and give it my full attention and total commitment. I just wish they wouldn't grow so fast. That does make me sad.
My two older girls have had a great month with activities. Both of them had social dances to attend. The dresses, the shoes, makeup, hair .....on and on. Sophia had her 6th grade recognition ceremony. It all came, it went, and now they have moved on to the fact that they are moving on to new schools. A high school freshman, and a big junior high school girl! It's an exciting time in their lives, and as much as I do hate to see them grow up...I love how much they are enjoying this time in their lives.
Here are some pictures from the past month to enjoy.

<----Olivia & Kenna @ Honors Night

<---Sophia with her BFF'S on her Social Night

Sunday, May 30, 2010

My first time participating in the {ippity} blog hop!

Hello to all my {ippity} friends!
Welcome to my blog, feel free to become a "follower" of my blog as well as leave me a comment about what you think about my card creation!

I made these cards all with the same stamp set, and only changed the colors, and the sentiment. It's amazing how you can take the same stamp, and change the look just by changing the color scheme. I used Distress Inks directly on the stamp and stamped the image once on the watercolor paper, and then misted the stamp lightly to get the second two images. It's amazing how Distress Inks react to water.

I hope you enjoy!
hugs. k.

Monday, May 24, 2010

I made this really pretty layout over the past few days. I painted canvas with Claudine Hellmuths Studio Paint. I've been using this paint for over a year now and I have to say I LOVE this paint...the consistency, the way it spreads so smooth....I could go on and on!
These pictures of Sophie are my favorites ever of her.....don't know exactly why, but they are!
I love this free style type of page layout.
Hope you enjoy it!