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6/7/10

Just a quick post

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Hello Friends, It has been a busy and wonderful weekend and I am popping in for a quick post because I am waiting up for my son to come rolling in. Caardvarks's challenge is to make a card with any kind of embossing and I used both on this card. The image is from TGF digital gallery. I'll be back soon with a card with a Squigglefly image. How was your weekend?
Hugs,Kathy

6/4/10

Mom can I put my fish in the bathtub?

I have to admit that I love to create little scenes. If I had time I would have a part two with the girl and the fish in the bath tub together.

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For the wallpaper I used Shari from Hero Arts color layering technique here. Tim  Holtz distress ink in three different shades worked wonderful and I used three shades of lavender markers.

To create the picture on the wall I just had to use my go to sentiments from SRM stickers. Scoring the "tile" floor gave me the realistic look I was going for. The girl is from Pure Innocence and you can see how I prepared her for the fish.  The texture is created on the fish by putting colorless blender on  a rag and dabbing on the fish after coloring.



Tomorrow or rather today is Friday and I am pretty happy about that. I can't thank you all enough for your comments and I apologise that I haven't been by. I feel so fortunate to have such wonderful blogger buddies. Happy Weekend! Kathy

P.S. The fish are from Hero Arts CL372 called Ocean of Joy

6/3/10

Two Winners and a Hybrid Card from Two Peas




The WINNER for the $40.00 blog certificate is Laura!
 Congrats Laura




The WINNER  of the Tiffany Doodles Digi Image is Courtney!
Congrats Courtney you will love working with this image.

This digikit is so adorable from Stacy Marks called "Time".  I love all of the elements and you can see the full kit here . The image is from The Greeting Farm which is perfect for Poppi's Birthday. 

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This Birthday card is for my nephew. Tim Holtz embossing folder and birdcage. I coated the cage with Glossy Accents in matte. For the dots a white gel pen does the trick.  I hope you all are good? Hugs,Kathy

5/31/10

Welcome to Tiffany Doodles First Blog Hop

What you need to do if you haven't already is start at Tiffany Doodles and follow the directions and the order of the hop. 

If you are arriving from Julie Masse's blog Stampin with Julie you are on the right track. When you are finished checking out my card you need to hop to Kim Schofield's blog Paperie Petals
Have fun and enjoy the hop! Lots of great prizes too :)

Sunglasses Girl

Sunglasses Girl

I made this card for my husband who LOVES racing cars. A nice safe hobby wouldn't you say?
I'm the woman and you are seeing the reflection of what I am looking at in the glasses. I had to explain this to my hubby so just thought I would here to just in case.
I used this image below and I will be picking one random winner to receive "Sunglasses Girl"  from Tiffany Doodles. The sentiments are from from SRM stickers available here .



I printed the image two times so I could cut out the sunglasses and the bottom of the pony tails.
The Copic colors I used are YR14 & YR15 first.
First throw down a layer of each color then add another of the YR14. (looks darker in the picture)


On top of the YR 14 keep adding another brown color on top. I think I used E25 and just kept adding layers of color. and alternating between the brown and gold color.  After cutting out the frame part of the glasses I made dashes of brown and black on the frame and once dry added brown on top of the dashes of color. (I was going for the look of designer frames) then added Glossy Accents (on the frames) and set aside to dry.
The lens part was easy (they were separate from the frames) ...I grabbed some of my SRM stickers and just added to lens.I really enjoyed coloring and layering for this card. I think I will use this image for some graduation cards.

Let me know if you have any more questions chances are I left something out? Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment so I can pick a winner. Next stop is 
Kim Schofield at Paper Petals

Have you heard? Jennifer McGuire is coming to my area and

it's a dream come true! Jennifer will be in Reston, Virginia August 28th and the 29th!! Here is the link with the class description and if you are in the area you must call tomorrow morning. The number to Angela's Happy Stamper is 1-703-435-0051 ...and yes it's a happy place.

Congrats



Now for my card don't you just love this wood grain and frame! It's apart of Michelle Underwoods Digkit called "The Smile Page Kit" and you can buy it here. The sentiment is one of SRM Stickers available here , the owl is from The Greeting Farm here and the hat is a stamp from PapertryInk here.
Have a great week!
Hugs, Kathy

5/30/10

And the winners are


49. Monika Reeck
14. Paperzilla
31. Dawn T
46. Lucinda
58. Sarah Ketchum
4. Isha
69. The Paper Princess
Bonus Winner
61. Joanne Jay

ONE day left to enter for the blog makeover HERE

Winners please email me your address (see side bar for my email)
Warning... I suffer from procrastination.... please give me some time to send out...thanks :)
Have a great weekend :) Hugs,Kathy

5/29/10

The possibilities are endless what you can do with your digikits


Hello Friends,
Please excuse the bad photo :( For this card I used this digikit from Two Peas called Summer Fun by Laina Lamb. Even thought this is a die cut digikit I wanted to use the fun elements for a card anyway. After enlarging the image I cut out  the butterfly for a front and back then stamped on the front. Added some color with copics. I hope it's a wonderful holiday weekend remembering our service men and women. Hugs,Kathy
I promise to pick the winners tomorrow...sorry for the delay.

5/26/10

What I LOVE about SRM stickers.....for real :)




One of the many things that I love about SRM stickers is you have so many sentiments in different sizes and fonts on one page that it makes card designing a snap. I always find the right sticker and save a lot of time   without having to search through my stamps or print a sentiment off on my computer.  It's easy to add faux stitching and embossing to the stickers too.(right on top of the sticker)  The definition part of the stickers sheets are my favorite and can't compare to any stamp that I have seen. Can you tell that I really do love these stickers and I love being a part of this wonderful design team. This is NOT a paid advertisement...lol. Once you purchase or win some of these stickers you will see what I am taking about. Check out the projects on  SRM's blog and if you don't know this already they host challenges too

For the card I used these stickers available here. The Copic makers I used on Hero Arts bird stamps are W7, E43,E08, E71, B23 and don't forget to add some details with a white pen. Notice the beaks...Glossy Accents now has a matte finish and I love the look for certain applications.

I can't wait until the lazy days of summer and hope that some of them will be lazy. Sorry I haven't visited any blogs I have been  helping a friend and her wonderful children in Chicago. I can't believe that I haven't even picked up a marker for TWO days. I hope your week has been good. Hugs,Kathy

5/24/10

More Two Peas Digi Kits


I always light up when I see one of Jen Martakis's new digkits. I outlined one of her elements to make it look like a stamped image. Here is the digikit and I encourage you to check it out.

These are my two favorite loves! This black pen I use to outline some of my images and well...you know what I do with the white pen. Not only is it white but, it was a special gift. I hope you weekend was great1 Hugs, Kathy

5/22/10

I am offering a $40.00 gift certificate for a blog make over for one lucky winner....what do you think?

I handed my blog over to the caring hands of Kirstina from Two Happy Mamas. Thanks so much for your sweet comments they are so fun to hear and read :)  I'm so tickled pink I am offering a $40.00 Gift Certificate to spend at "Blog Designs at Two Happy Mamas" so leave "your link" at the end of this post.
Now for a few cards to share
Did you know I am giving SEVEN of these bird stamps away? See this post here

This is 100% digital. I printed the "stamps" and cut them out and added lots of dots and it's available at Two Peas. Here is the link


These houses I enlarged from a boarder on the paper in this DigiKit. The owl is Hero Arts stamp.
Don't forget to leave your name for a blog makeover. Before you go please include my good friend, Vivian and her two children in your prayers. Please pray for healing. Thank you so much ! Hugs,Kathy


5/18/10

So Many Birthday's




Hello Friends, I feel like I have been so out of touch and when I look at the calendar things aren't looking any better. My son is graduating from high school this year so prom is around the corner, beach week and camps etc. I know everyone is busy too and I really admire everyone who can mulit task and hold it all together. Looks like everyone will be getting late Birthday cards and this is the first of the batch.
My goal was to start the card with a sketch challenge and I found one at Simon Says here.
I used digi image from The Greeting Farm available here  and pulled out my Copic markers. I added scales with a Spica glitter pen and the hair is all glitter. I wish you could see the shimmer. I hope you aren't getting tired of my dots....I just can't stop myself. I have been a doodler all my life and that's partly why...just have to add my doodles.
Have a great start of the week. Hugs,Kathy

5/15/10

I love my Two Peas DigiKits



I love this DigiKit by Betsy Tuma called French Country. The papers are so beautiful and so many wonderful elements etc. I chose to use this beautiful brush as my stamp on some white card stock. I colored it with Copic markers and used a white pen to add some dots. Available at Two Peas



This is such a beautiful DigiKit by Wilna Furstenberg. Actually each and everyone is a work of art. I was inspired to use this particular mini album kit to make a card for my Aunt. Even though this is a mini album DigiKit it can be used for other projects. See the kit here
Have a great day :) Hugs,Kathy

5/13/10

Another Greeting Farm Contest



Sorry this is a super quick post. If you have questions please send me an email. Hope all is good!
Hugs, Kathy

5/11/10

Giveway to SEVEN LUCKY WINNERS

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This little critter is so fun to color or stamp on patterned paper. I drew this plaid on "her"
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I couldn't resist giving him another golden tooth.
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HERE'S HOW TO WIN ONE OF THESE SEVEN STAMPS ...GOOD LUCK :)
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