A plea for cards for a sweet little girls who's twin sister just lost her battle

to cancer! Jennifer McGuire is collecting cards for Grace and you can find all the details here on Jennifer's blog.

 for Jennifer's card drive for Grace


I have a twin sister and I couldn't image my life without her. A long time ago when we were 11 yrs old living in Germany she got hit by a car. When the ambulance came everyone thought I was the one who got hit cause I was so hysterical. ( She just had a few bruises) I have been wanting to send more cards for Jennifer's other card drives but, for this plea I had to drop everything and I wanted to make a fun and silly card to hopefully put a smile on Grace's face. I printed several of this photo of our "Max" to make cards for the sick children. I have to admit he is pretty adorable. Off to finish some other projects. Have a great evening :)

P.S. Don't forget there is still time for my blog candy. Here are the details.
P.S.S. The bird is a Hero Arts stamp and the sentiment too.

SRM has a card sketch challenge and the

the WINNER will receive a SRM Stickers Prize package, including their new CHA Chicago releases!!!!!! How cool is that and I am here to tell you that they are AWESOME. HERE is more details and this is my take on the sketch.


Thanks a Bunch

Thanks a Bunch

All of these papers are from SEI Claire Collection. I cut the flowers from the paper and added color with Copics. For the more orange flower I added glossy accents. I hope you are able to particapte in the challenge & you can use ANY sticker on your card. See you with more cards soon.
Hugs, Kathy


This is my last Squigglefly Challenge as a DT member

because they have a new crew all ready to inspire you AND lots of new changes. Let's start with this beautiful image called retro tulips from sweet Jane Beljo (I love everything that Jane "doodles")

Belated Birthday

Belated Birthday

You can find the digi image here and for the Squigglefly blog and challenge click here. Some cool features that Squigglefly is offering you now is a REWARDS program. All you have to do is register & it will track your spending. Every $15.00 you spend you can pick ANY FREE image or sets! Another advantage is if you computer crashes & you loose all your images ....all you have to do is contact Squigglefly and since you registered you will  be able to download your lost images. Pretty Cool :) I also think you will want to check out Jane's blog here she is so talented!!

The dotted paper on the card is leftover digi paper.  The ADORABLE  bee is from this set below and it can be purchased here.
 The stickers are from SRM and you can find them here.

A big thanks to SQUIGGLEFLY for six months of wonderful images to work with, a great group of women and fun challenges. I loved every minute of it and I am grateful for the opportunity!
Thanks to everyone behind the scenes at Squigglefly as well :) I hope your week is off to a good start.
Hugs, Kathy
P.S. The black lines on the flower are added by me ...just in case you think they are to much. If you like them they are so easy to add to Jane's image. Give some dots a try too.


I am thanking you

Alice Wertz, Ashley M., Barb, Barbara, Cassie Lu, Cathy A., Cheryl Valadez, Cinnamon Sally, Crafty Dee, Dawn, Deirdre, Donna Mikasa, Dotty Jo , Dora, Heather Maria, Jackie, Jan, Jane, Jill, Joanne Jay, Joy, Kathy Krolski, Kelly Booth, Kelly Rasmussen, Leni den Oudsten, Lin, Lucy Abrams, Lysa, Marilyn, Monika Reeck, Nancy, Nordicblogger, Pooh Bear, Sarah, Sally Watkins, ScrapcoLLector, Scrappin Bari, Shawna, Sue McRae, Tiffany, Tejal, Vicky & Virginia

For me I am not the best communicator and I hope I can find the right words to let you know how much your support means to me...your support really makes this news of mine so much more meaningful! For examle, cake....cake doesn't taste good without frosting and you all are the I hope you know what I mean. You made it all that much more sweeter...more than you know! In other words your heartfelt comments really, really touched me and I thank you so much :)
Now I am better at posting then I am at gabbing  so here we go. 



The paper is by Betsy Tuma called "Gardern Party Patterns" and all of the papers are so so pretty. You can see the full digikit  here. The stamp is a Hero Arts new Butterfly. I stamped the butterfly on the green dotted paper twice, cut two times and added some color, glitter, and white accents. 


The critters in this digikit are adorable and have so much dimension that you can't see here. The kit is by Rocco Baviera available here at Two Peas. 
Thank you again for celebrating with me and taking the time to warm my heart!! Have a great day!


I have some big news to share

with you...and tell you why I am toadily happy and jumping upside down! I am so excited to tell you that I am going to be a part of the NEW Penny Black Design Team so I just had to make a card to celebrate! 

 Penny Black

This is a big dream of mine and I am just glowing with this news...I feel like I have stamping purpose and I think only stampers can understand I will be back to share more Penny Black cards when our air conditioning gets fixed. In the mean time you might want to sign up for the Penny Black CLUB  HERE . You will find discount coupons, first peak at new releases, giveaways, contests, and lots of other great things. I hope you all are having a wonderful summer so far and staying COOL.
Hugs, Kathy

This adorable stamps set you can see and buy here.


Lots of different things to share today

it's has been so busy with my son's graduation and this was the only photo I was able to get snapped with his hat on. I am so proud of him :)

and then my daughter turned fifteen so fifteen of these gals went to dinner for her Birthday. My dd is on the right in blue.
fortunately I had a bit of time to make her a card with this new Hero Arts stamp here
lots and lots of tiny dots. The black dots are with the new Sharpie "fine" pen. Of course I had to use my trusty SRM sticker for the sentiment. I encourage for you to have some on had for a quick card. I used this sticker sheet here.
I used the sketch from CPS sketch challenge.
and I just have to show you this stamp set I am dying to buy. It's one of the new releases from Penny Black called Betsy Bluebell. Isn't she soooooo her!! You can find her right here.

Thanks for stopping and sorry I haven't been by your blog. Have a great week :)
There is still time to ENTER FOR MY BLOG CANDY...details  HERE


SRM Stickers and DeLovely Blog Hop

 Hello friends today is SRM Stickers DeLovely Blog Hop! 
To start, please visit SRM Stickers blog for a full list of blogs to visit and the blog hop details. 
The hop continues all weekend long with a chance to win a SRM Prize Package.

If you are hopping you have just visited the wonderfully talented Amy's blog and now it's my turn. I hope my work reflects how much I loved working with this lovely "DeLovely" collection by Cosmo Cricket.

I am so in love with these elegant flowers and these in particular I cut out from the paper. I outlined the flowers and bird with a thin black sharpie  and it gave them more dimension. Since I was in the mood to doodle I had to add some of my white dots with my trusty white gel pen. I cut the "believe" from this  sticker sheet from SRM. The frame and bird are chipboard ...more on that below.


Now these flowers are the DeLovely chip board flowers that are so nice and thick and have a backing on them so you don't need any adhesive! How great is that.  I made this after the first card and my black marker and gel pen were right in front of me so I just had to add those black outlines and more white dots. I hope you like the effect. Love the "happy" sticker from SRM here. For the next card I refrained from any dots and it was hard to do but, I still had to outline.

I had to cut more of these yummy flowers and wanted to keep this card simple. The bottom is hand stitched with embroidery floss and I used a sentiment from my used  graduation stickers  here . You guessed it you get  a lot of mileage from these stickers.  The boarder is a PapertryInk cutting plate.

 Thanks for visiting and your comments are always appreciated.
Now it's time to hop to the oh so talented Carole's blog here.


Two Post Monday with SRM stickers & Squigglefly


Can I tell you I just love my SRM stickers and these are so much fun and great for so many applications.  I used  this and this and I had so many  choices on each sheet that it took me awhile to choose. The stamp is from Pure Innocence and the adorable sun is from Penny Black available in this awesome set here.


 For this card I had the same problem  of choosing which sticker to use. So I decided to layer them for my background and it looks really good in person. I used  this set again and this. The image is from The Greeting Farm. I love how glossy accents give the sunglasses a realistic look. Don't forget to check out SRM's challenge here. I hope you have time to enter and there is an opportunity to guest design for SRM!



The challenge this week at Squigglefly is to use newsprint on a card. I tore a page from a vintage book and put it right into my printer to print the digi image. I colored it with some Copic markers and covered the image with Ranger's Studio multi medium.What i was looking for was a canvas texture that you would see on a hot air balloon.  Here you can purchase the image.  On the paper I scored some lines and added some distress ink . Love the pattern and it's a digikit  from Jen Martakis here.

For the Squigglefly challenge go here.

Isn't this image awesome....when I saw it I couldn't wait to color it. Nina Brackett is the artist and it's available here.

Thanks for stopping and have a wonderful week. My son is graduating from high school today!
Hugs, Kathy



Love these Two Peas Digi Kits

Hello Friends, Just another quick post with some cards that were so much fun to make.



Love this beautiful paper from Jen Martakis's digikit here and the digi image is available here

I just had to make another card with this image. The background paper is a stamp from PapertryInk. I added white accents to all of the petals and some glossy accents.

See you tomorrow with more cards. Off to finish :)


Just a quick post



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?


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.



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


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. 



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


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
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