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5/7/10

Sorry :)



Oh I am so happy it's Friday  because it's been a long week and I finally had a small chunk of time to make a card...feels so good!  I'm so sorry that I haven't visited any of your blogs. We have workmen 24/7 in our house and I can't focus or concentrate on anything. I made this Thank You card




for the author of this book.

 Her mom sent me a copy and it's such a treasure! It was great to reach for some of my SRM stickers...so speedy and such a time saver.

Supplies: Hero Arts Birds and Branch # CL337, Soft Blossom Ink, Grass Chalk Ink and the butterflies are cut from HERE








One thing I have been doing is walking with my lovely neighbors in the morning and making these green shakes. I was surprised how yummy this is. So light and refreshing too!



 Here is the recipe:

1/2 Apple
1 1/2 Cup coconut milk or water
3 large leaves of kale
Some fresh cilantro or parsley
1 inch piece of ginger root
ice

Put in a blender liquids first. Then mix away. If you make it I would love to know if you love this too.












I hope you all have a lovely and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! Hugs,Kathy


5/3/10

A New Squigglefly Challenge


The challenge this week is to create a bookmark and I think it's a great idea. My mom is an avid reader so I took this opportunity to create one for her for this Mother's Day. The image was easy...I have a digi fairy that drops these awesome images in my inbox every so often so I get real excited to create. You can get this image designed by Jackie Mathews at Squigglefly HERE . The challenge details you can find on Squigglefly's blog HERE .

Hero Arts: Friendship Definition #CG125 (background on petals)-Screen, K5107 (on flower pot)-Starburst Lace, S5317 (on bottom of kraft)-Happy Mom’s CL334 (sentiment) -Punch EK Success Open Scallop-Ranger Distress Inks

I had fun coloring this adorable image. Yes, you guessed it...I used Copic markers, cut the leaves, stamped them and the flower pot then glued them onto another image. The first paper I made a long time ago with some color washes. I love how the ribbon fit right into the loopy boarder and I added Glossy Accents on the ladybug and eyes. The punch is from EK Success. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Kathy

4/30/10

The Golden Tooth

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Just a fun quick share.... Can you see the little guy's golden tooth?
I wanted to let you know that today is the second day of SRM and Bo Bunny's Bunny Hop  HERE are the details.  If you didn't hop on Thursday you might want to consider it because there is chance to win a SRM Stickers Prize Package. Also they will be choosing a random Hopper from each day and a card sketch challenge with another chance to receive a prize package. I hope you have a wonderful weekend !
Hugs, Kathy

The bird stamp is from the Paper Source, background and branch is from Hero Arts and Bo Bunny Paper.


4/29/10

Welcome to SRM's Bunny Hop with Bo Bunny

Happy 4th


I'm so happy you are here and I bet you just came from the oh so talented Amy's BLOG . Just in case you missed the details for the hop it's pretty straight forward. What's  required is to hop to each blog and return to SRM Stickers BLOG and leave a  comment that you have completed the Hop. A random commenter will be chosen from each day's hop participants to receive a SRM Stickers Prize Package!

 I really LOVED working with my Bo Bunny papers, gems, buttons, ribbon and chipboard! Look at this yummy chipboard flower

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Did you know you can color  chipboard? I added some color with Copic markers and many white dots with a gel pen. I also traced the outlines with a black pen so the colors would pop more.

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I loved this paper so I decided to cut out the brown scallop shape and add pop dots to frame the flower and give the card lots of dimension. Did you know these big yummy gems are from Bo Bunny too.

Here is the sketch challenge for the hop and my interpretation .

Celebrate

All the sentiments on these cards are from same sheet of SRM stickers and they can be purchased  HERE . Notice this chipboard.....it looks just like a firecracker to me so I thought it was perfect to combine with the July 4th stickers. All the words in the background are from the same sticker sheet.

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Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you have found some inspiration. YOUR NEXT STOP WILL BE the talented (and digital designer)  JEN MARTAKIS .

4/27/10

I owe you all a BIG Thank You

for all of your VOTES AND SUPPORT these last five weeks. Wow it was so much fun and I can't tell you how great it was to collaborate with Fika and Deirdre. I can tell you my submissions wouldn't have turned out as well with out input from these ladies and some of my as I say "Flickr friends" I love you all!! Now for some hybrid cards from Two Peas. Jen Martakis is having  a great sale on her digikits for ONE week only.

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This is one of Jen's kits HERE and this kit HERE
Hero Arts: Lp143 A Little Note, S5215 Clouds, CG119 Flourish background,Cerulean folded card and Cerulean Chalk Ink.

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and this is from the same kit as above HERE and HERE
my printer is running low on ink but, I loved the look of two colors.

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Used the digi paper HERE and the new PapertreyInk car stamp. Actually this is the car that I enlarged for my Greeting Farm Battle card!!

One more card with some Hero Arts Stamps and some more digi paper
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I used this great DigiKit HERE wonderful for those men in your life. Sorry to run I am so behind on everything! I hope your week is going well! Hugs, Kathy


4/25/10

The Last Battle and the winners will be chosen Wednesday so....

 The ROYAL BATTLE CONTINUES over on The Greeting Farm YOU CAN ONLY VOTE FOR ONE CARD and TODAY is the ONLY day to vote.
All entries will be located on the Blog HERE
Each person can vote once so please select your favorite and vote for them.

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This is the last leg of the battle and it is down to 6 teams.The challenge this week is to create a his and her project that coordinate.WE WOULD LOVE YOUR VOTE AND THAT MUST BE TODAY -     so please............ click HERE to VOTE ... Thanks from "The Dream Team"  - Deirdre, Fika and I.
I'll leave you with the mess on my desk. I was trying to figure out what to design. Thanks again for your support through this battle all these weeks. If it wasn't for all of YOU we wouldn't be here :)

and some close ups of the cards. I wanted to take more pictures but, something happened to my camera! Not happy :(

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All stamps are from The Greeting Farm. The car is from PapertreyInk but, it's small so I enlarged it and added some different elements. I'll have another card with the car in a few days.Thanks again!
Hugs,Kathy




4/21/10

Becasuse of YOU and YOUR VOTES....

WE HAVE MADE IT TO THE NEXT CHALLENGE!!!!!!!!  Woooooo Hooooooo "The Dream Team"  so so excited!!!!!!
All I can say is that
 YOU'RE the BEST
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I was up late last night counting all the votes and it was so close .... so each and every one of your votes really counted. Thank You again and again. 
 The NEXT Challenge is: to make a set of two coordinating projects, one for a girl and one for a boy.
 The Greeting Farm blog HERE has an example of what they are thinking. Either Fika or I will be making our entry we are not sure yet. The voting will be on SUNDAY only this week...THIS SUNDAY AND instead of voting in the gallery you will vote on the blog sidebar. Much easier and you won't need pass codes or to register or anything!
You might want to check out my team mates,  Fika is from Indonesia and here is her BLOG  . Deirdre is from Ireland here is her BLOG . I am grateful to have such wonderful and creative team mates.

So I can only say that you ALL HAVE MADE ME SO
You All Make Me Happy
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Thanks you again and big hugs, Kathy

4/20/10

LAST DAY TO VOTE FOR "The Dream Team" AND MAYLEE A WINNER

Your votes are really important now to take us to the next level. It's a pretty tight race and we would love to advance so if you haven't voted .... it would be awesome if you could take a few minutes out of your busy day to vote. I would love to send you a personal Thank You card for your vote if you like??

Merci

NOW FOR THE BATTLE WEEK FOUR
THIS IS THE CARD THAT MY TEAM MATE DEE CREATED...ISN'T IT STUNNING I AM SO PROUD OF HER (her blog with more info. )


















SO TO VOTE FOR THE ABOUT PROJECT PLEASE GO  HERE TO REGISTER

then an email will be sent to you to "activate" your registration...after clicking on the link to activate the final step of your registration
then click HERE.....LOGIN IN AND MAKE YOUR COMMENT THAT IS YOUR VOTE (you will have to scroll to the bottom of the page and the photo doesn't show up cause of a computer glitch :(
just make sure it's says "The Dream Team"

ANY QUESTIONS EMAIL ME kathyrac@mac.com

YOUR VOTES ARE SO IMPORTANT AND THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO VOTE!!!!!

Don't forget about SRM circle challenge details HERE.

opps last but not least the winner for your comments and suggestions (thank you so much) on this post
HERE is MAYLEE....YAY SEND ME YOUR ADDRESS PLEASE :)
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HUGS,KATHY

4/19/10

SRM Circle Challenge

 I love SRM sticker challenges and this one is so much fun. HERE  you can find out all about the challenge and HERE can see today's post with more cards from the talented AMY and see the sticker details etc. I hope you stop by daily for your dose of inspiration at the SRM BLOG. EVERY SENTIMENT IS FROM A STICKER SHEET...IMAGINE THAT. SO EASY SO FAST and don't  you love them? Leave a comment and I'll draw a name for a little prize.

Thanks a Bunch

 thanks so much

Many Thanks

Papers are Cosmo Cricket and Stamps are Hero Arts and Paper Source.

I will be back later today or tomorrow to ask if you will vote for our team..."The Dream Team"
Have a great day! Hugs,Kathy

4/16/10

Two Peas DigiKit

spring 1 spring 2 spring 3 CIMG3074 Just a very quick post today. We are on our way to Chicago for the Kitchen and Bath show and I'm excited to see what's new. My DH and I have been married almost 20 years and this is the second time I will be going to this trade show with him. I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend. Hugs, Kathy
Opps this digi kit is available HERE

4/15/10

I used InLinkz and LOVE it!

Vicky at Clips and Cuts is celebrating 100 posts and is inviting all of us to connect via our blogs. When you add your blog's URL and it will show up on everyone else's page too...so cool and such a fun way to connect with fellow bloggers and friends! Vicky's goal is to reach 1,000 so let's try to make it happen. Vicky has great ideas and check out her free downloads too. I'll be back tomorrow with some digi cards. The weekend is almost here....yay :)

4/13/10

Card Patterns is being sponsored by Hero Arts adn a Giveaway

So this is my take on the sketch.

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 (this photo is uploaded from Flickr)

 and this photo is uploaded from my Mac. I'm trying to decided if I should skip the extra step of uploading my photos from Flickr (a photo sharing web site)  and if the extra clarity is worth it. Can you tell the difference?



TELL ME WHAT YOU PREFER AND I WILL DRAW A RANDOM WINNER TO WIN THIS

Now for the card details. This yummy paper is from a DigiKit from Betsy Tuma and you can purchase it HERE.

Here is one more card to see compare before you leave your comment. I will pick a winner next Tuesday.

This photo is from Flickr
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and this one if from my Mac...what do you think???


This DigiKit is from Betsy Tuma again available HERE and below is another card from the same DigiKit.


I am anxious to hear what you have to say. Have a great day! Hugs,Kathy

4/12/10

Just to explain

Hello Again, I have to pop in real quick to explain how I created these hot air balloons. I used the hot air balloon stamp from The Greeting Farm. Here  is there store but, I couldn't find the stamp and I hope it's still available. I made a card with it last summer and it's one of my favorites stamps. Since my scanner isn't working I used a projector to enlarge it in three different sizes.


I chose my colors according to the refills that I had available for my Copic markers. When coloring large areas it's a good idea to think ahead so you don't run out of ink. I have had this happen too many times. I added the faux stitching with a black gel pen and used back embroidery floss for the strings. I used to love to eat "Chicken in a Basket" crackers they are so yummy and I think of that when I look at the chicken....except mine have white dots. I was so scared to go up in this balloon and it was incredibly quiet being so high in the sky...yes I am very afraid of heights and having the fire above your head didn't help!! Did you know before you take one of these rides you lay down in the basket on top of everyone then the balloon pops up once it fills with the hot air from the torch. It was a great experiece but, to dangerous for me to do again. Have a great week. Hugs,Kathy
If you want to vote the links are below. Thanks sooooo mucho if you have :)

4/11/10

The Greeting Farm Battle Week #3

If you haven't heard by now The Greeting Farm is hosting The American Idol of card making....that's my way to describe it. You have a team, a challenge and then everyone votes to bring you through to the next battle. Leaving a comment counts as your vote . The lovely Fika and Deirdre are my team members and we named ourselves "The Dream Team" . Dee make an awesome card for the first challenge and it took us to week two with amazing retro card.

Then Fika had the next challenge which was to make a easel card and this stunner took us to Battle #3

and now this is my entry for Battle Number THREE.....So if you are interested in seeing the other entries click  HERE for Battle Number THREE.





The  link to vote for this in the gallery HERE but, beware you have to register and if you comment that's your vote. The competition is stiff so we would love for you go and vote for your favorite top 3. Hopefully you will like ours best. Have a great week and as they say "let the battle begin"
Hugs,Kathy
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