Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Make A Wish Pennant Birthday & Project Life Club Call

Hi Stampers!
It had been awhile since I have updated my stamp collection, so a few weeks back I took advantage of SAB and stocked up on some things to keep me busy for a bit! Here is my first creation using the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set. Here is a list of the supplies I used to create this card:
Chalk Marker
Jet Black Stayz-On Ink
Cherry Cobbler Ink
Coastal Cabana Ink
Midnight Muse Ink (if you didn't get this yet, sadly it's sold out!)
Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details
Essentials Wooden Elements
Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack
Scallop Tag Topper Punch
Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Cherry Cobbler
White Stampin' Chalk Marker
This is a great card to add to your masculine card collection. It's sometimes hard to come up with ideas that aren't too girly!

Now on to the Project Life Club Details...this club meets once a month, on the last Tuesday of each month beginning May 27th @ 7:00pm. Each month you will complete a page using one of the templates from the Project Life 12x12 photo pocket pages. Each month we will assemble a page (into) the pockets and stamp an additional project. The club will run for 5 months - May through Sept. There is a minimum order of $30 for each month, and each member will receive the hostess benefits once during the course of the club.
Sound like fun? Email me to confirm your space! katherinerock@live.com

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Watercolor Backgrounds

Hi Stampers! Today I am sharing a card I made recently using the Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards & Envelopes. I love how easy it is to put together a card in a jiffy using this card kit, with almost no preparation at all. I used my clear block to create a watercolor background on a piece of Whisper White card stock that I had in my scrap basket. Can I tell you that it was so quick and easy? You can view a tutorial showing you how to use this technique here.

Thanks for stopping by today!



Friday, April 18, 2014

I'm back!

Hi Stampers! These past months have been a bit of a whirl wind for me - and they have sure flown by quickly! But with all  the hours I have dedicated to work this past school year (more than I ever imagined possible!) I have decided that I need a little creativity back in my life. At work this week, I needed to leave a little something for a coworker. I like finding treats that are not edible, and after seeing these cute treat holders with chocolate eggs everywhere, I decided to make some with lip balms. Here's the result:
Hope you like them! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Come To My Party!


Hi Stampers! I am excited to share this card with you this week, I just adore these little animals, and the shading on the stamps make it so easy to add a bit of depth to my colored image. For something a little different I even added cute little birthday candles on the side. I'm keeping my post short today, and sadly it will be my last for a few weeks as I took a  pretty hard fall this past week and fractured my arm fairly close to my shoulder. I'll be back as soon as I can though, in the meantime I plan to enjoy the crisp fall weather we're having!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Party Time!


Hi Stampers! Are you ready for the party?? This week I used the Birthday Cake image from Chi Chi Memories September Release - Party Time. This sure is a fun stamp set, with Candace and Jordy all dressed up for what looks to be a pretty fancy tea party! I needed a birthday card this week, so I used this image from the set. 

I colored the main image with my Spectrum Noir markers and then used my Silver Smooch Spray to give it a little glimmer. I'm not a huge fan of Smooch Spray, but it sure looks great in person on this design. It added just the right amount of shimmer! I used my Distressed Dots background stamp and Wisteria Wonder ink from SU on the background. I love the way the silver cord looks paired up with the Smooch Spray! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!



Sunday, September 1, 2013

We're Back at School!


Hi Stampers! We were back at school this past week, and I can't believe I forgot to schedule my post! Eeek!! Well if you're looking for excuses, I have a pretty good one as once again and for the second year in a row, I started the school year at a completely new school where I had to set up my classroom from scratch. While it's always hard to say goodbye to the children I spend so much time with it's always exciting to welcome in a whole new class, and this year I am teaching First Grade for the first time since I was a student teacher, and I'm not sure I have ever worked as hard as I have these past two week! I normally don't share much personal information on my blog, but it's been a pretty exciting past few weeks - I accepted the offer to teach just a week before we had to be back at school. I just wanted to share my exciting news with you!!

In celebration of another new school year, for or my Design Team submission this past week, I used the Hello Girl and paired her up with some back to school inspired paper from Jillibean Soup. I just love these crisp colors that remind me of fall. I kept my design simple and clean, and added an apple that I paper pieced from the background paper as a little touch to the bottom corner. I also popped Candace's head with some foam dots to add a little dimension. She reminds me of a little girl I know.

Thanks for stopping by today, and have a great weekend!




Sunday, August 25, 2013

Aloha Friday Challenge #6 Mid-Inspiration

Hi Stampers! It's time for another Aloha Friday Challenge card. This is my Mid-Inspiration design for Challenge #6, Birthday!

I stepped out of my comfort zone by playing with my new purple marker set a little bit. Purple and chocolate do look yummy together, don't they? Of course it's no secret that lime green is my favorite color every and I think it made a nice background for this birthday card.

I hope my readers will forgive me for making such a basic design this week. I gave myself a bad case of tendonitis in my hand - stupid smart phone! - and almost had to call out sick on this one! I'm on the mend though and I'll be back in a few days to share another fun card.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I Got Your Back!


Hi Stampers! If you're like me, you probably have friends how always have your back and I used this image from I Got Your Back to make a card that's perfect for giving to one of those friends! This is an adorable image that's sold as a single digi-stamp or part of the Friendship Stamp Set at the Chi Chi Memories store here!

This week I used my basic Spectrum Noir pens in Browns, Purples, and Pale Hues for all my coloring. I layered papers from my Crate Paper Snow Day 6x6 pad for the background of my card and used a Framelit Label Die to cut out the bottom of my tag. I have the pretty, sparkly buttons in my stash and I paired them up with some silver cording I found in Target's dollar bin. I used some tutorials on the Spectrum Noir blog as a guide for my skin tones and hair. 

I hope you like my card, thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Happy Birthday Badge


Hi Stampers! I'm back this weekend with a Birthday Badge I made for the Aloha Friday Challenge #6 Inspiration using the Happy Birthday Kitty image from Kitty Bee Designs. In case you haven't guessed, our theme this week is Birthdays.

I printed this kitty image onto Bazzill Coconut Cardstock and then punched it out using my 2 1/2" Circle Punch. I layered it onto a SU Basic Gray scalloped circle cut from my Bigz Die and added some 1 1/2" Pink Pirouette Grosgrain Ribbon and a pin backing to make the badge. I colored the image using Spectrum Noir markers and added some SU Dazzling Details to the brim of her little Birthday Hat. It blended perfectly with the no so dry markers to make sparkly pink fluff.

You have time to play along with the Aloha Friday Challenge here. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

For You







Hi Stampers! I am excited to be getting back into a stamping mode once again after taking a little personal break. I am just loving this image from the mini stamp set For You, part of the August release of three mini stamp sets at Chi Chi Memories. I used this week's Unscripted Sketches Flashback Summer Sketch #92 for my inspiration:


Do you love this apple paper as much as I do? I am drawn to the fall feel of this Jillibean Soup paper collection called Apple Cheddar Soup. Maybe it's the teacher in me, but it's been my go-to paper all summer long, maybe because I've stocked up for the fall, or maybe it's just 'cause the other side is so beautiful too!



I finished up the front of my card with these adorable sequins - I like to think of them as sprinkles, or little Jimmies for my cards! These things have been in my craft supplies for years and why we never realized how great they look on a card before now is beyond me!

Thanks for stopping by!




Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Pink Sweetness


Hi Stampers! I have a fun card to share with you this week that I made using an image from Chi Chi Memories August Release stamp set called Friendship! I thought this was a perfect card for a teaching team mate as we're getting ready to return to school around here. All my teacher friends seem a little sad to be ending their summer vacations in just a couple short weeks!

I'm glad you stopped by today to peek at my card! You can get a copy of these adorable images for yourself if you head on over to the Chi Chi Memories store. Here's a peek at what's included in this set of images:



Thanks for stopping in. Don't forget to stop by the Chi Chi Blog for more inspirational cuteness!


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Jordy's Diving For Fun


Hi Stampers! This week I used the image of Jordy diving to create my card for Chi Chi Memories.I combined two images from the Splash of Fun Stamp Set for the focal point on my card. You can get a copy of these images for yourself from the Chi Chi Memories online store.



I used Spectrum Noir markers from the Pale Hues Collection and the Brights Collection to color the images.Then I cut the little banner from my white cardstock, and colored it with my IB3 marker. I love how it made the banner look as though it was printed onto blue card stock, with no water lines whatsoever. You have to love a good marker! My background papers is from Simple Stories, and the twine and button are from SU, and the card stock base is from Bazzill.

I am entering this into:

Thanks for stopping by, and make sure you hop on over to the Chi Chi Memories Blog to see what the other fabulous DT Members have cooked up this week!



Friday, July 26, 2013

Aloha Friday Challenge #4 Mid - Inspiration

Hi Stampers! Happy Friday! I'm back with my second project for the Aloha Friday Challenge #4. Our theme for this challenge is Summer. You can play along with your summer project by linking up to the Kitty Bee Designs Blog. You don't have to use a Kitty Bee Designs stamp, though we would love it if you did!

For my project, I used the Digi Stamp called Follow the Butterfly Bear for a cute little candle box. You can get a copy of this bear as a single digi from Kitty Bee Designs Etsy Shop:






To make my box I used a pattern from Erica Cerwin's blog Pink Buckaroo Designs, you can find the tutorial to make your own if you follow the link. Erica has lots of fun tutorials available for free, and for purchase. I love to peek at her designs now and then, she's so creative!

I colored the bear with Spectrum Noir Markers and then fussy cut her out so she would fit the box better. I used a circle punch to punch out the butterfly and then drew the dashes back in by hand using a journaling marker. The paper is from Recollections and Stampin' Up! (Blushing Bride). Here's a picture of the front of the box:





This box was super duper fast to create using my paper trimmer and score board. I'm sure I'll be making more for the upcoming holidays!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a fabulous weekend!






Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sweet Land of Liberty


Hi Stampers! I created this card with a kit that was put together by Tanya of Life's Memories and More in celebration of her store's 7th Anniversary. The kit came with some Bo-Bunny Products (Anthem) and a bag full of goodies! Some of the Chipboard Stickers are pretty big, so I made a 5x7 card to accommodate the main image. This card came together quickly, no stamping required! 

Happy Anniversary Tanya!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Happy Carnival

Hi Stampers! It's that time of year when we see fairs and carnivals popping up everywhere! I just went to my first one this year last Friday night, and sure was a great family night out. Carnivals are such a fun part of our summer that when I saw Happy Carnival in the Chi Chi Memories store, I know I had to have it!






This week I used Jordy dressed as a Carnival Clown to make an all occasion card:


I used a 5x7 card base for this card, as the image of Jordy was printed out a bit too big for a standard 4.25x 5.5 card base. I used my Spectrum Noir Brights Set Markers to color my image of Jordy. The background paper comes from Best Creation Inc and is titled Let's Party! I love the colorful stars as a background paper, and the back side of the paper is a gorgeous birthday themed print. I wasn't going for Birthday here so I decided to cut out a few of the balloons and place them into Jordy's hand. The tickets are stamped in Tangerine Tango Ink (SU) using That's The Ticket stamp set and coordinating punch, both from SU. The button and twine both came from my stash.


As you can see here, I stamped my 5x7 envelope to march my card. Oops - one ticket was stamped upside down....I totally did that on purpose! hehe


Lastly I used a few scraps to make banners for the inside of my card. I intentionally did not stamp the inside of my card because I am unsure if I'll use it as a Birthday, Thank You, or Get Well card. 

Thanks for stopping by today!



Friday, July 19, 2013

It's Aloha Friday!

Hi Stampers! I am excited to be sharing my first project with you as a Design Team Member for Kitty Bee Designs. Kitty Bee Design Challenges fit right into my niche and love of creating altered and 3-D items and I am really enjoying digital stamps - perfectly stamped image every time! For my first project as a member of Team Bees, I am sharing a Summer card with you. This will make a perfect card for a little girl's summer birthday and I know just who's getting this one!

 For my card today I used the Shave Ice Anyone Bunny image. I think she's super adorable, and honestly in this heat, who wouldn't enjoy a cone of Hawaiian Shaved Ice? I used a Stampin' Up! retired set called Tropical Party to stamp the background, and Spectrum Noir Markers to color in my image.

Do you have a Summer Themed card that you would like to enter into the Aloha Friday Challenge? You can link up to our challenge at the Kitty Bee Designs Blog - you don't need a Kitty Bee Stamp to enter. Hop on over and see what the other Design Team Members have been cooking up!

Thanks for stopping by today!