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11/6/09

Hello Dear Friends

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My daughter is pretty tough on me and is a good judge of the cards that will fly or not so that's why I didn't enter this last week. I must say she did NOT like this one at all and went on to say it looks like one of my earlier postings from the beginning...nice right? Well I added some trees and the row of gems so maybe she'll like a bit more? It fit today's colors on the Hero Arts blog perfectly so here it is. Be easy on me and you may be sick of seeing this santa? He's so versatile though. Have a great weekend!
Hugs,kathy

Hero Arts Stamps:S5216 Grid Pattern,H5264 Santa with Gift ,CL357 Holiday Dolls (I used the tree)

11/5/09

Embellish Magazing Color Challenge with Owls





Say no more with the nudging of Virginia I realized I just had to submit something for this challenge at Embellish Magazine.
I started with my EK Success scallop punch and punched many strips of paper. I distressed with Ranger's Shabby Shutters and Vintage Photo. I stamped Hero Arts cling Flourish Background (#CG119) with Shabby Shutters ink on the green center body. To shape the body of the owl I used the photo provided as my guide. I Cut ovals in various sizes with my Cuttlebug and once I assembled them I drew the brown background. So easy. For the feet I started with triangles and cut claws and added Glossy Accents ( also used GA on the eyes) . I cut a leftover scallop and flipped it and cut into strips for the eye lashes. Without the claws the owl measures 5x5. I always appreciate you stopping by. I hope you have a great weekend! Hugs, Kathy
Here is the link (I couldn't download the photo??)
http://embellishmagazine.com/blog/2009/10/embellish-owls-color-challenge/

11/4/09

Pull Out Santa Book Mark

Pull out santa book mark

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Hello it's challenge time again. This week the challenge at Hero Arts is to make a Holiday card with NON traditional colors therefore you see Santa in a hounds tooth outfit. The juggling penguin is from Hero Arts digi kit and all the stamps are from Hero Arts. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment if the card provokes you. (no pressure) Have a great night!
Hugs,Kathy

11/3/09

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Just a reminder that you can click on any of my Tipsters and print them. I hope you find them useful. I implement all of these "tips" on a daily basis. Thanks for all of your support!
Hugs,Kathy

This is my Tuesday Tipster Teaser Card

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All stamps are Hero Arts including the crown. Notice the crown background on the pink? I used Glossy Accents on the eyes and the crown. For the feathers I colored with my Prismacolor pencils and Copic markers and a white accent pen. Thanks for all your comments they really mean a lot to me. Have a great week!

11/2/09

Tuesday Trigger

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Moxie Fab is now posting a Tuesday Trigger on Tuesday's so I wanted to play along especially since their inspirational trigger was owl's. I love and collect owls. This is my take on the challenge. I hope you all have a great week!
Hugs,Kathy

11/1/09

Moxie Fab World Plum Crazy Challenge

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I wanted to make a card for the Moxie Fab Plum Challenge because purples and plumbs are one of my favorite colors. I hope you are having a great weekend!
Hugs,Kathy

10/30/09

Ornament Card

Ornament Card

The Challenge for Hero Arts this week is to make a simple Holiday card. I was inspired by all the artists this week and Lucy's penguin tags so I just had to purchase this penguin digi kit. I downloaded the penguins and chose one to print on heavy card stock. I have to really force the paper into my printer for it to print. Then I cut out the penguin , mount it on my scrap(just happened to be stamped with the pine tree). Cut with a circle out of cardboard and adhere it to the back of the images so it will be heavy and sturdy. Then I used "UTEE" Ultra thick embossing powder on the ornament. After four coats the area is covered and smooth. I had a package of 30mm hoop (for earrings) that I attached between the red circle and the circle with the penguin. This ornament will hold up and can be removed easily from the card. I hope you get an idea of the thickness and dimension. Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,Kathy
P.S. Here is Lucy's blog for more digi cards
http://hedgehogsandladybirds.blogspot.com/

10/28/09

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Gratitude 2

This is the second card that I made for my sis-in-law with the new Hero Arts cling butterfly. She needed two cards for her tennis team captains. Thanks for stopping by! :)

10/27/09

It's Tuesday Already?

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Hero Arts has so many wonderful digital images that you can make a great card fast and easy. All you have to down load the image and then print the image in "Word". My friend Lucy has made many wonderful digi cards. Lucy's blog is on the tip sheet. You can shop for digi images
http://www.heroarts.com/ideas/digital.cfm
and see some great videos on digi stuff. I hope you find this helpful.
Have a great week!
Hugs,Kathy

10/26/09

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #18

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Hero Arts Clear Stamp set #CL275 Asian Frames and Papertrey Inks paper...new leaf, raspberry fizz, dark chocolate, kraft and vintage cream. Thanks for stopping by :) have a great week!

10/25/09

Card Drive For ERIC...please read

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I REALLY WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU WHO REACHED OUT AND MADE A CARD FOR ERIC,AND OR HIS SIBLINGS AND PARENTS. I'M SORRY TO SAY THAT ERIC PASSED AWAY TONIGHT PEACEFULLY. PLEASE HOLD THE OSMAN FAMILY IN YOUR PRAYERS.

IF YOU STILL WANT TO MAKE A CARD OF A DIFFERENT KIND JENNIFER WAS CLOSING THE DRIVE ON THE 31ST.

I RECEIVED THIS EMAIL FROM ERIC'S MOM BEFORE HE PASSED EARLIER TODAY.
"I just wanted to tell you that we received a bundle of cards and this was just the coolest thing ever. Thank you so much for sharing this with us... truly. We had so much fun opening these. Rachel and Jacob were excited to take cards up and "show" them to Eric. This was very very meaningful."

THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART! AND THE BIGGEST THANK YOU TO JENNIFER! NOT ONLY IS SHE A CREATIVE GENIUS BUT, SHE HAS A HEART OF GOLD!

10/23/09

Sorry for all the posts today!

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A friend of mine told me her secret to get the pictures on my blog larger and more sharp! (so exciting) The quality was driving me crazy so I had to edit a few older posts. For this card I had a spare butterfly from the Embellish Magazine Challenge so I thought I would make another card for the same challenge. I have just the person to give it to. If you are wondering about the glossy goodness on the butterfly it's Glossy Accents...I love that stuff. Have a great night! :)
The butterfly stamps are Hero Arts CG130 (3 images)
Paper is from PapertreyInk Rasberry Fizz and Smokey Grey
Ink: Memories White & Momento Tuxedo Black
Various Pink Copic Markers and Hero Arts Heart Gems

Thinking of You

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I created this for the Card Patterns Challenge and I must admit it's easier to start with a card base and pattern. All stamps are Hero Arts and the paper is from PapertreyInk. Have a great weekend! Hugs,Kathy

My Great Sis-In-Law

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Hello Everyone, My sister-in-law commissioned me to make 2 butterfly cards so here is the first one. This one ended up being 10x5 so I'm going to enter it for the CAARDvarks "long" card challenge and the Embellish Breast Cancer Challenge TRace told me about. The Embellish challenge is to use light pink,bright pink and grey. Off to make one more ...that is if time permits. Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Kathy

Supply List: The butterfly stamps are Hero Arts CG130 (3 images)
Paper is from PapertreyInk Rasberry Fizz, White , Sweet Blush and Smokey Grey
Ink: Memories White & Momento Tuxedo Black
Copics and Memory Box Jewel Stickers

10/22/09

Hero Arts Digital Kit

I DID it my first digi card.

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This card was made from one of Hero Arts Digital Kits. I downloaded the image into "word" then cut, distressed and cut some more. So fun and easy. Have a great day!
Thanks for all the heart warming comments! Hugs,Kathy
Here is the link for the kit:
http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/shop/hero-arts/83744-digikit-ha-stone-etchings/?filters=digital-kits/hero-arts

10/21/09

He's Making a List & Checking it Twice

He's Making a List & Checking it Twice

I should have put more thoughts into the names ...sorry gals


I created this for the Hero Arts Challenge which is to use torn paper.Santa's list is torn paper and so it the read boarder. CAARDvarks challenge is to make a tall card and this is 9" high. Lots of fun stamping and coloring and all the stamps are from Hero Arts. I had so much fun creating a larger chimney and coloring the bricks and piecing the roof together. Thanks for looking!

10/20/09

My Tipster Card

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Tuesday Tipster #6

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Here is my tip #6. In my teaser card I stamped my image with distress ink and then colored with the Copics. Click on the card so you can see the dimension...so easy to blend colors with the Copics markers on the canvas and I love the shine it leaves too. Thanks for stopping by!

It's Tuesday

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This is my teaser card so I hope you like it. I'll be back with my tips sheet in the next few hours.
Thanks :)

10/16/09

Off to Canada


A quick card to share...I'm off to Canada to meet Virginia, TRace, Sarah and Karen!!!!!
I'm so excited I can't stand it! Have a great weekend!
Hugs,Kathy

10/13/09

We Have a Winner


I'm here to announce the winner for my giveway and here is what she will be winning.

First I would like to thanks to all my Blog Followers I really appreciate your support and I wish you all could win but someone has to win soooooo..... the prize goes to....... Amanda Profumo !!! Amanda is a new follower so that's exciting! Big Congrats Amanda !!

Tuesday's Tipster and Teaser Card

Tuesday Tipster Teaser

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I hope you find this tip useful especially for you who don't like to color. This speed paper piecing is great for some stamps but, not all. I will say this is a great way to make a quick and elegant card. Have a great day and I'll announce the winner for my blog candy tonight.

10/11/09

#3 for CAARDvarks

I've been trying some things for my Tuesday Tipsters so I ended up making another card for the CAARDvarks challenge. Have a great day it's a beautiful fall day today on the East Coast.

10/10/09

A Blank Card for the CAARDvarks Challenge


I love sewing lots of ribbon on a card. To make the " scrunched" ribbon all you need to do is find some ribbon that has stitching on it. Cut the thread and gather...easy and so fun. I think this is a great way to show case different widths and textures of ribbon to enhance a card. The flower is a NEW Hero Arts cling stamp and so is the background.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a great weekend?
Oh By the way..... Any chance you will make a card for Eric. I have been seeing some posted on on Flickr and it's so exciting to see people sending some love to this family that really needs a miracle. Thanks soooo much! :)

10/9/09

Card for Eric and .....

This card is for Eric and I know he can really use some cheering up so if you have a minute please try to make a card...maybe you will win a prize too. Scroll down for details :)
This is for Eric's five year old sister
I'm sure Eric's mom has a ton of people she'll want to thank so I made her this 8 pack of Thank You cards.
Have a great weekend! I hope your families are happy and healthy! Hugs,Kathy

10/8/09

CAARDvarks Ribbon Challenge


I have 5 different ribbons on this card and you really must click on it to see the ribbon up close and personal!! I want to make some more of these...I almost love to sew as much as I do coloring...almost!
Have a great day! Kathy
If you are new to my blog scroll down for a contest and tips on making backgrounds like this. :)

10/7/09

Hero Arts New Cling is my Blog Candy


I love this NEW Hero Arts Cling Stamp. So much fun to color but, for this card I stamped on different papers to match my background and pieced it together for the Hero Arts Challenge this week. Scroll down for my givaway and how to make this background. My next card will be for Eric and I hope you will have a chance to make a card too. :) IF you don't already know this Jennifer McGuire is offering great prizes for "Cards for Eric" so read below.

Cards for Eric

Hello All, As most of you know Jennifer McGuire has received an AMAZING amount of cards for Kate. She was so amazed by all the cards and had decided to bring another child into her card drive. So if you want to make more cards you can make them for Eric. Jennifer said ,"If you have already sent cards, those will go to Kate and her family. But any future ones - it would be great if they were made for Eric and his family. (You will be eligible for the same prizes.) In hopes that we can get cards for him, too, we will extend the deadline just a touch - the prizes will be drawn on October 31 - so you have time to get them in before we pick prize winners."

Here is the info on Eric...

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Eric's dad works with my husband and they are the nicest family! Unfortunately Eric has ALD. (ALD is an inherited recessive genetic disorder linked to the X chromosome. The 1992 movie "Lorenzo's Oil" brought this rare disorder to the world's attention.) He was diagnosed on May 18th, and his little brother received the same diagnosis on May 29th. For information and updates on Eric, you can visit his website HERE.

Eric's mom, Leslie says, “Eric is a fighter and he has endured a tremendous amount. I am confident that he will not surrender. The docs have not thrown the towel in and we have not either... so pray hard everyone because we really do need a miracle.”

Eric will be 9 on 10/26. He has a sister (Rachel - 7) and brother (Jacob - 5). His dad is Bob and his mom is Leslie.

All the "guidelines," mailing info, etc is the same as for Kate. You can find it all HERE. Again, we would love it if you mailed the cards to arrive here by October 31.

So please it would be so wonderful if you could find the time to make a card for Eric and his family - that would be wonderful. I know that your cards will really touch this family and bring some sunshine that they really need.

Thanks so much! Hugs,Kathy

P.S. Leslie LOVES anything and everything creative...she will be in awe of the creativity !

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