SRM Pink Paisley - 2 projects, a card and a recipe!

Oh where to goes.  I wanted to "alter" something for SRM stickers so I decided that I needed a pencil can for my markers. I didn't have anything in the recycle bin so....I remembered how nice and fat this  28 oz. can of tomatoes is (see below). So I went to my pantry and emptied out my tomatoes so I could use the can!! I know it's a little backwards but,  I saved the tomatoes to use for least I knew what was on the menu . The recipe is below.

May I introduce you to my new pencil can :)
Count Your Blessings
You bet lots and lots of buttons. The best part is that I decided to use this for my colored pencils instead of the markers. This "can"  holds 132 colored pencils ...amazing! I couldn't believe it myself so I had to count them !! I never thought they would all fit! Very happy about that :)

This is the left side view. I Adhered the buttons with glossy accents.
Count Your Blessings

Love this paper from Pink Paislee called Hocus Pocus and you will love their blog too.

Count Your Blessings

The fall stickers are available here.

Count Your Blessings

My goal was to have a cute little scene that was elevated or pop-dotted on the front of the can. Here are all the pieces before wrapping the paper around the can.  I used my Copic markers and added glossy accents to the carved face on the pumpkin, the paws, nose and tongue on the dog. 

Count Your Blessings

What I thought was a good idea presented some challenges. The paper crumpled when I bent it around the can and you can see all of the  pop dots. The buttons hid all of the pop dots and gave the can more interest. I can put something over the pumpkin when the fall season is over. Good thing it's always good to "count your blessings".

Such a pretty can. The tomatoes inside are yummy and I think you will like the recipe.


I got this recipe from a cooking class and once I made this I have never purchased another jar of sauce.  Click on the recipe and you can download it and print it.



Holiday Card
I love this paper so I continued on with this card. The center panel is elevated.
SRM sticker "snow much fun" you can find here. Another one of my favorite Penny Black stamps.

Snow Much Fun

I just had to do another project that would work out better than the few flaws in the other can. I sewed these four panels together BUT, in my haste I measured wrong. I had to search the house to find something to fit my paper!!  I found an antique jar and wrapped the paper tight and taped the back. No crimples on this one.
Don't you get sick on wondering whats for dinner? I DO and I thought this sentiment reflected that attitude!!

What's Cookin?

 If you have any questions please send me an email.

What's Cookin?

Here is the sticker "What's Cookin?"
I'll be back Wednesday with another biggie post for Penny Black. So sorry I haven't stopped by any of your blogs. Right now I'm just floating above my commitments. Next week should be better. Have a good week and I hope you are enjoying some beautiful fall colors. Hugs, Kathy



Welome to this wonderful cause

Hello Friends, Today is a blog hop for Caring Hearts. We would love for you to hop along with us and make a card or two. If you are just starting the hop start here. You may be arriving from the talented digital creator  Kathy Martin's blog. 

Merry Everything

Caring Hearts is placing a huge effort on collecting Thanksgiving & Christmas cards that will be sent to the elderly living in nursing homes or care centers. They will continue to collect cards until November 15, 2010. You will find more details & prizes information here.

Merry Everything
I love this Penny Black Owl so I just had to ink it up. I used stormy sky distress ink first then I stamped the owl on top of the distressing. I stamped an extra hat and eye balls to color and glue on top of image on the card. Since I was using dark colors it didn't matter if I had distressed over the owl. Thanks again and again for coming by. I have a fun project I'll be posting on Monday that I created for SRM stickers so stay tuned. If you are new to my blog you might want to check out my blog candy in the top right corner of my blog. Have an awesome weekend. Hugs, Kathy
Now it's time to hope to the sweet and talented
  Kathy Wade's blog.

Copic colors: Browns ( E17, E15, E33) Reds (R49 and R39)

Supplies: Click on the thumbnail.


Breast Cancer Awareness Month Card Giveaway

If you have had or have breast cancer....October can be a month you are NOT fond of because it's a constant reminder for thirty one days of what you have gone through or you are going through!  Don't you wish you had a glass ball so you could see the future? Well life is a mystery so I guess I will leave it at that. Here is the card I created for SRM stickers and Breast Cancer Awareness. Click here for more cards at SRM's blog. You won't be disappointed.


All of the inked papers started out white and I added lots of distress ink, crumbled the paper, tore it, ironed it and inked it again. A little stitching and I wasn't finished until I  added the perfect SRM sticker sentiment  here.


The card measures 9 x4 so the size packs a punch. The tree symbolizes growth. The musical background symbolized harmony and balance. The messy, crumbly paper symbolizes all the stress that cancer brings. If you know of someone who you think can benefit from this card please make a comment and I will choose someone to send the card to. Thanks so much coming by and have an awesome weekend. Hugs, Kathy

Card Instructions:
Stamp music notes with worn lipstick on white paper and set aside. Line up your letters and stamp in the orchid ink. Then stamp the tree with VersaFine or Memento on white paper. Distress with worn lipstick and mahogany. Tear and crumble your paper, carefully iron your paper, and distress again. Stamp the flowers in memento, on white scrap paper,  color and cut flowers. Assemble your card.

Supplies: (click on the thumbnail )
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