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 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.