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1/26/10

Thank You So Much

I just want to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for all of your sweet, wonderful and encouraging comments on my blog....it really means a lot to me!  I wish I was Oprah and had blog candy for all of you...wouldn't that be great???
I used the "True Random Generator" to pick the number for the winner of my blog candy. I must have done something wrong cause the entire color photo if it don't copy but, here it is....drumb roll

The winner is CHRISTIANA!!!!!!

Here is what she said, "Wow, what a great giveaway! I am brand-spankin new to paper crafting and have next to no supplies, so how fun would that be?!?! I'm practically rubbing my hands together at the thought! 

Anyway, I have a brand-new blog (started late last night) devoted to crafting and no followers as of yet, so I don't know how much posting a link to your site would help you, but I'll try to do so later this week." I'll send you an email Christina.

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Just a card to share
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I copied the sentiment from an online quote site and printed it on white card stock. These adorable owls are Hero Arts  and their new dotted background.
D5302 (Heart Owls),#CG139 (dot background), Hero Arts note card

1/25/10

Squigglefly's Challenge #33

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Today is Squigglefly's  Challenge #33 and the challenge is to  “Make a summer card in January”. This is perfect for today we are having an unusually warm day at 50 degrees with buckets of rain. It’s predicted that we will score 2 - 3 inches. For the card I downloaded this image called Mia and Bosco and printed it in “Word” . All coloring is with Copics but, any marker will do.

Adorable Image by Jane Beljo available HERE
Stamps: Hero Arts H2817 “Garden Sketch” (flowers), CL305 “Woodland Creatures” (ladybug, butterfly), S5215 “Cloud Background” 
Ink: Memento “Sky”

Tomorrow I will announce the winner of my blog candy. Sorry I'm late and thanks for your understanding.  :)  Hugs,Kathy

1/22/10

LAST DAY TO ENTER FOR MY BLOG CANDY see the side bar for details :)

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This card is for my friend Virginia’s challenge HERE. Her prize is a Hero Art’s stamp set and a few other things. Right now you stand a great chance because this is her first challenge and there aren’t a lot of entries...so go play.  An added bonus....you will love her blog :)!!
I love this frame from the DigiKit - PlayfulBy Katherine Teague available Here. All I did was print the frame from my downloads, cut and stamp the center image. The round smile is from the digikit too. Added a button to replace the faux button and done. Easy and fun!
Hero Arts Stamp:H5330 Girl Holding Flowers
Copic Markers:Face( E50, R20) Hair (E32,E31,E57), Y15,RV29

1/21/10

Lots of Challenges with great prizes

Here is an example with some just plain ole stamping and coloring. For this  I combined three challenges. This "card" measures 6.5 x8.5...it just kept growing and growing! Here are the challenges:
Hero Arts Challenge  HERE .
Card Patterns Challenge HERE 
CAARDvarks Challenge HERE

Card Details:
Hero Arts Stamps: K5343 (Birdcage), CL309 Who Loves You (birds, sentiment, stump) CG169 Heart Flourish (background) Copic MarkersR37,R59,R85,RV10,G14,YG23,B0000


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 This is a digi image and it's for the is for Squigglefly’s Challenge...check it out you can win an great digi image HERE. The Digi image is called “Sweet Melissa” 
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Have a great weekend! Hugs, Kathy

1/20/10

More of Michelle Underwood as promised :)

Two more cards from Michelle Underwood’s DigiKit called Sunday Kind of Love AVAILABLE HERE at Two Peas in a Bucket..

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 Don't you just love these birds??? . I  reversed one of the birds in "word"  printed them in two sizes, and added a bit of color (just cause I need to color something). This is all digi except for the buttons. So fun ...so easy!

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For the butterflies I added a bit of shading then covered them with Glossy Accents and I added some pen detail with a Black Jelly Roller.  I can’t wait to show you the card I have for tomorrow. I’m crossing my fingers that you will like it. Hugs,Kathy

1/19/10

It's Two Peas in a Bucket DigiKit Release Day

 Check out this great new kit from Michelle Underwood called “Sunday Kind of Love AVAILABLE HERE at Two Peas in a Bucket.

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Aww...love the vintage papers, the bird cage and bird and there is so much more. I can’t wait to make another card but, had to post this first. The only stamped image is the lady and I have her holding the Digi bird instead of the bird on the stamp. The birds in the DigiKit are so beautiful I really can’t wait to enlarge them! I decied to use Mojo Monday's sketch (MOJO122)  to get me started on this card. The stamp is from Kraftin Kimmie's Stamps.  I’ll be back tomorrow with more. Thanks for all of you sweet comments they keep me smiling!

1/18/10

A few more cards for Jennifer McGuire's card drive

Please check out Jennifer’s web site if you haven't already for the card drive details and as I said before there are some great  prizes!
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This blue and checked background papers are only a few of the great papers available in this wonderful DigiKit - Cabanarama By Brandy Buffington . I love the soft and fresh colors that are excellent to make layouts or cards for those special men in your life. I love all the frames also that are included in this kit and it’s available HERE.
Hero Arts Stamps: Cl305 Sending Happy Thoughts (frog), CL374 Big and Small Flowers.

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I just love these fun and whimsical papers in this DigiKit - On The Bright Side By Shelley Castillo. I cut the circles from one of the papers and layered the center circles for some dimension. A quick and easy card. This kit is at Two Peas in a Bucket Here.
Hero Arts Stamps: Cl305 Sending Happy Thoughts (frog),CL374 Big and Small Flowers

1/17/10

One card can change a life...really :)

Hi...I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I have been crazy trying to organize my studio so I can stamp in a more productive way and hopefully keep things neater too! Last week I made these monster cards for Jennifer McGuire's card drive. Today Jennifer has made a plea for more cards. I can tell you first hand that even a QUICK card can make a difference in a child's life!! Did I mention that there are GREAT PRIZES TOO!!!!! Please check out Jennifer’s blog and send one card if you have a minute. Nothing fancy...you know how the saying goes...it's the thought that counts. I'll be back tomorrow and thanks for stopping by!!!
Hugs,Kathy

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Hero Arts Stamps: CG 132 Message Cling Set(sentiment), CL391 Monster Fun, Cl305 Sending Happy Thoughts (frog), Checked paper from Jen Marakis called “This Year”, Blue background is from Mary Ann Wise called “Flakes of Snow” All DigiKits are available at Two Peas in a Bucket.

1/13/10

Heart Butterfly

Hi...another quick post. I made this card a week ago for the Hero Arts Friendship Challenge and the Embellish Challenge HERE .

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Heart Butterfly

I’ll be back tomorrow with some digi cards. Hugs,Kathy

Hero Arts stamps: CL383 Antique Engravings (butterfly), CG169 Heart Flourishes. Martha Stewart Heart Punch.

1/12/10

MIchelle Underwood's new wonderful DigiKit

Michelle Underwood  designs DigiKits and her kits are chock full of wonderful papers, flowers and all kinds of things. Michelle is the featured at The Daily Digital and this DigiKit is AVAILABLE HERE. I used all Michelle's gorgeous papers for these three cards.
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Michelle underwood DigiKit called “You Picked Me”
Hero Arts CG104 Bouquet in a Vase
Copics on flower R37, R17, R05, RV29

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Michelle underwood DigiKit called “You Picked Me”
Hero Arts Stamps: CG134 Large Flower, CL383 Antique Engravings (bird and butterfly), CG132 Messages(sentiment)

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I cut out this large damask design, layered it and added faux stitching. A very quick card!
Michelle underwood DigiKit called “You Picked Me”
Sentiment is Hero Arts #CL388
I hope you have a wonderful week...I'll be back with more tomorrow. Hugs, Kathy

1/11/10

Squigglefly's Challenge #31

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 This project is for Squigglefly’s first challenge this year and my first project with them as a design team member. The challenge is to create anything except for a card. You can start uploading your anything but a card onto Squigglefly’s Blog. I wanted a new look for my 2010 calendar along with a daily reminder to keep my New Years goals in check. Inside my calendar you will find two pockets with a tags to record my daily exercise and daily inspiration with tips that I need to be reminded of every day. To design your calendar, eating journal, notebook cover or whatever you desire keep in mind to trace the front “cover” before you start layering your papers. If you don’t have a calendar I recommend a composition book. I love how the corners are rounded, it’s bound (not spiral) and it is a  pretty compact notebook measuring in at 9.5x11 therefore, you should find it easy to cover. Once you select your desired paper and trace the item you will be changing it’s time to gather what you will be sewing or gluing to decorate your new cover, gather your images etc. Once you have all your together it’s time to have some fun and design your layout. I decided not to glue my cover onto my calendar instead it just rests inside my cover and for now that is working. I just love this Hippo by Jane Beljo  called “Big Boned”  and the slice of cake was just what I was looking for called “Piece of Cake” is by Angie Davis. Both images are available Here. The idea of the images is that the hippo will only get larger if he can’t resist the temptation of the yummy cake. I love the papers in this project  and believe it or not they are  from a DigiKit  available Two Peas in a Bucket by Betsy Tuma called “Flower Frenzy The Papers”. Have fun creating and thanks so much for stopping by. Hugs,Kathy

1/10/10

A Quick Post

During the holiday I had some time to color some of Hero Arts new stamps. I love this new set called “Be Happy” available HERE
I’m entering this for Lucy’s Monochromatic Color Challenge  HERE and Hero Arts Friendship Challenge HERE I’ll be back tomorrow to answer  a few questions. Hugs, Kathy

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Being with You

1/7/10

MY BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY
THE CANDY
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THE CARD

Jill has a blog HERE called “Inspired By...” and she one talented lady. Every week she features someone who’s cards inspire her and then she creates amazing cards with the inspiration she received from her featured person. This week she is featuring me and I would love for you to pop over to see how amazing she is!! She has really inspired me!!

Why the blog candy now?? I  was going to wait until February when I loaded my first card for a Hero Arts challenge onto Flickr and then I saw Shari’s awesome cards on Hero Arts blog HERE so I thought it was silly to wait! 

If you would like a chance to win this blog candy here is what you need to do to qualify.
Just 2 easy steps. 

Step 1.  Just post my giveaway on your blog with the photo and link back to my blog....right here. All you have to do is right click to copy the photo.
Step 2. Once posted on your blog or in Flickr about this giveaway just leave a comment here
with your blog address. Contest ends  January 21st by midnight  (CST).

Option: Last giveaway my requirement was to sign up to follow my blog only if you are inspired and then you could leave your name on this post. So If this is easier for you .... Then you can omit steps one and two and sign up to follow me . Hope this helps !

Here is List of Blog Candy:
Cupcake CG157
Engraved Flower CG141
Flourish background CG119
Cherries CG117
Hero Hues Card in Grass (green)
Matching Envelopes
Hero Hues New Chalk Ink in Grass
Hero Hues Art Flowers in Green
Allison Wang What’s up stamps
DCWV Safari chipboard Letters
Crystal Stickers in Glitter Dome small and large
Butterfly Card

My last winner HERE was Amanda Profumo and I still haven't heard from you. I sent a few emails so please contact me so I can get your prize out to you :) You can email me from the side bar where it says’ “Contact Me” 
Have a great weekend! Hugs,Kathy 

1/6/10

Think Spring

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Betsy Tuma's  DigiKit called “Flower Frenzy The Papers” is so beautiful. The minute I saw this DigiKit I knew I had to create with it. I used four of the papers in this card and cut out one of the flowers, added color to the tips of the petals, did some faux stitching, and added glossy accents. I'll be back tomorrow with a give away...lots of Hero Arts goodies.
See you then and thanks for stopping by :)

1/5/10

A Valentine card for a recovering american soldier

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Hello..it's me again. Just a quick post to share my teaser card. I'll be sending out a mass email to family and friends inviting them to come and make a card for a wounded soldier at the Walter Reed Amy Medical Center in Washington DC.  See you tomorrow! Hugs,Kathy

The background on this card is stamped with Hero Arts new Lace Background stamp. I stamped in black on white card stock and then used some markers to color the lace, cut out some of the flowers and added glossy accents. The penguin is from Memory Box called Rose Penguin.

1/4/10

Just Saying Hello

Hello for Her

Hello for Him

Just a quick share.....I made these for some children I know that need some big prayers for their father. I'll post more monsters later that I made for Jennifer McGuire's Card Drive...they are so much fun to color.  Thanks for stopping by. Hugs,Kathy

Hero Arts Stamps: Cl391 Monster Fun, CG132 Messages, Copic Markers

Happy Birthday card for my Dad!

For this card I decided to "tear" a page out of this DigiKit
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The background paper is from a DigiKit called In Short Diary Kit: 2010 by Erica Hernandez. I love using this calendar pages for my Birthday cards.  Here is the DigiKit and it can be purchased at Two Peas.
Stamps: Hero Arts Owl Trio #LP168, Four Leaf Grid #S5141, Ranger Walnut Stain, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
I have so many cards to share but, the tagging really slows me down. See you soon and I'm making a card for a Hero Arts giveaway! ....soon :)

1/3/10

Hero Hues Paper LOVE it!!

Hello All, When I was purchasing my Christmas stamps for myself from Hero Arts new 2010 catalog I threw in some of their Hero Hues paper and some chalk ink. Now I must have them all....love the colors of the paper and the texture and feel. The chalk ink is wonderful too. For both of these cards I used Hero Hues only and chalk ink on the blue background. For the sentiment I just printed on white paper.

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Stamps: CG104 Bouquet in a Vase,Cl376 Write your own message, Cl416 What’s Perking, Hero Hues and Hero hues ink Cerulean.


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Stamps: Cl376 Write your own message, Cl416 What’s Perking, Lp167 Owl Trio, Hero Hues not cards and paper

I'm going to enter these for the CAARDvark Challenge. More cards tomorrow. Hugs,Kathy

1/1/10

New DigitalKit from Two Peas and some great news.

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I discovered  Squigglefly because I love Jane and her illustrations. (Jane’s Blog) I checked out the Squigglefly’s Digital stamps, blog  and found wonderful images to be colored so I knew I had to apply for their Design Team. I’m happy to announce that I was selected along with many talented ladies. This absolutely adorable snowman can be purchased  here and here is the Squigglefly Blog.
The background paper is from a DigiKit by Erica Hernandez called In Short Diary Kit: 2010. This kit is great not just for a small calender but, great paper to use as backgrounds for Birthday cards etc . Here is the DigiKit and it can be purchased at Two Peas. I'll be back tomorrow with several cards that I made for Jennifer McGuire's card drive. Have a great night!

12/31/09

Happy New Year and some exciting News!!!

While we were away visiting family
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I found out the most amazing news....a dream come true really. I discovered that I was chosen by JENNIFER MCGUIRE for the “Win a Day for the Blog Contest” at the Hero Arts blog . This means I will share a day on the Hero Arts blog with Jennifer !!!!!!! This is such a huge honor and so tremendously exciting. HERE is more details and you will see I am in amazing company with the other chosen ladies! So far Jenn, TRace and Vanessa with one more to go tomorrow. Please check out Jennifer’s blog and make a card for one of her card drives. Not only is she so talented beyond words but, has a huge heart. If you want to make a difference in 2010 and touch someone’s life I can tell you just by making one card can make a big difference in a child’s life.
Now for this card...
My sister in law watched our dog while we were away. My hubby was on leaving to go pick our Max up and I asked him to wait 5 minutes while I threw a card together with a previously colored image. Well in my hubby’s excitement he took of without the gift and card so I decided to do a make over since I have a zillion things to do but just wanted to finish this card instead. I love this new Hero Arts stamp set CL389.

here is the AFTER
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and this was the BEFORE
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Happy New Year from our house to yours!!

12/29/09

Christmas Card for my Daughter

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I made this for one of my daughters Christmas gifts. We are spending time with family this week and had a minute to post this. I hope all of you have a very Happy and Safe New Year!!! Now for the card details.....

Don’t you just love this paper? I just swoon looking at this wonderful paper set called Flakes Of Snow by Mary Ann Wise .I turned Hero Arts new cuckoo clock into bird feeders for this card. Notice the pull tab? It has a hidden message for my daughters Christmas gift. Cl388 Cuckoo 6x4, Girl is from the Greeting Farm , Copic markers

You can see the full kit here http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/shop/mary-ann-wise/89079-digikit-flakes-of-snow-paper-set/?filters=digital-kits
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