Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Lucas, and thank you Kerry

My good friend Pia is having her sons 4th Birthday Party tomorrow and I wanted to make him a card. It's not always easy for me to make boy birthday cards, but I had just gone to my LSS today and had this card in mind, so I purchased this High Hopes boy clown stamp. This is not one of my favorite cards, but I have to justify it by thinking it's only for a 4 year old. My coloring wasn't perfect, and I kinda went a little crazy with my white ball pen. Well, whatever, it's homemade and it's done. So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUCAS.....

Stamps: High Hopes, SU
paper: CTMH
Ink: copics, memento
Misc: white ball pen

A big thank you to my BFF Kerry DC for my new favorite toy. Kerry bought me a new OTT light, and I used it for the first time tonight and it's amazing. Thanks so much good friend.

Monday, December 29, 2008


SU Ink & More is sneak peeking 2 new sets over the next couple of days. Both these sets will be available to purchase on their website January 1st.
Today is my turn turn to sneak peek (yeah)and I chose the set WILL YOU BE MY VALENTINE. How cute are these kids. The set is wonderful. It comes with so many stamps. I can't wait for you to check it out.

Stamps: Will you be my valentine by SU Ink and More
Paper: DP is basic Grey, Cardstock is core'dinations, SU
Ink: Memento, and Copics
Misc: Ribbon, Punches, Cuttlebug

Want to see more, Check out the other SU INK and More Design team for their sneak peeks. Here is the schedule.

Dec 28th
Mary Jo

Dec 29th...
Kristen (me)

Dec. 30th

Dec. 31st...

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Huge, Huge News!!!!!!!

I am officially a new member of the SU INK & more design team. I still can't believe it. I applied a few weeks back, with absoultly no expecations. So imagine my surprise when I received the e-mail welcoming me to the team. Seriously, I thought she may have e-mailed the wrong person. Nope, it was me. I am so excited, and oh the amazing team they have. They are a bunch of extremely talented ladies. I have added there names to my side bar, so if you get a chance, check them out. I am sure you have seen some of there work before. They're amazing. So, make sure to come back and check out what I have in store. I look forward to playing with my new friends. Thanks Denise and MaryJo.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Whipper Snapper contest

I am so excited, and I have to share. As many of you know, I am a Whipper Snapper junkie. I love there images and I have such a great time coloring them. Well, a while back, my BFF Kerry told me about a contest Whipper snapper was holding. The theme was Holiday or winter. The Prize 1st was $100 Free product, 2nd $50.00 Free product and 3rd was $25.00 Free product, and then they will give you $10.00 for every card they keep for publication.
So, I thought "I may as well give it a try, I can always use FREE product". Well, I made 5 cards. The due date was Dec 15th, and on Friday the 12th, I was really busy and decided that I wouldn't bother mailing them in. I figured at the most I might get $20.00. Well, when I was talking to Kerry at 4:30 that evening, I told her that I wasn't going to bother sending in the cards, and that I really didn't have the time to get them together. Well, she said "are you kinding me!!!". She was right (per ususal), after all the time I spent making them, I should send them in. So, off to the post office I went, and I stood in line for 1/2 hour (no lie), and shipped them next day.
Well, are you ready????? Come to find out, my card won 2nd place. OMG...$50.00 FREE product, but when I continued to read the e-mail, they accepted all 5 cards....OMG....$90.00 FREE product. I still can't believe it.
I have posted my winning card here, but you can view the other winners here

So, if you love Whipper Snapper as much as I do, continue to check out there website for future contests, you never know until you try.

Thanks Kerry for always encouraging me with my creativity. You are a good friend. Luv ya!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #78 Not your ordinary Christmas colors

Oh, this weeks has been something else. I finished my finals, and I have been working the last 3 nights in a row. We are in the middle of our first big snow storm of the season, and I am only finding time to make my card this evening. I do apologize for the quality of the picture. My scanner isn;t hooked up, and it is 10pm at night, so not great light.
This weeks Blogger's challenge was to make a Christmas card that was not typical Christmas colors. So, after playing awhile, I decided on blue and pink. I used a image from my good friend pia, and put this card together last minute. I really wanted to play, so here it is. I hope you enjoy.

stamps: spiral whisper, SU sentiment
paper: my minds eye
INK: memento, copics, white pen
Misc: punches, shimmerz

Friday, December 12, 2008

The Winter's beast and beauty

Last night was a nightmare. Our lights went out at 10:30pm, and stayed out until this morning. We had a pretty significant ice storm. I hardly slept, as I was worried sick about all the trees I could hear cracking all around us. We have a huge pine tree in our front yard, and it was losing branches left and right. At one point during the night, we heard a huge crash, and it turned out to be a huge branch from the pine, which wiped out the wires from our house. Needless to say, when we woke up, I was not shocked to see the mess in my yard, nor the neighbors. Once I was passed the aw of the storms strengh, I started to notice the beauty that it left behind. Of course I had to run and get my camera. I hope the weather is better where you are.

Bloggers Challenge # 77: Ornament or Home decor

MIA....that's what i have been lately. I just finished the semester and I have 1 final to go (chem...aarrgghhh). I am sooo happy it's over. It's so hard when you want to be creating, but instead you are committed to your responsibilities.
Anyway, I missed the last 2 weeks, but I really wanted to play, so I put this ornament together this morning. It was really quick, but I think it came out okay. I even broke out my embossing supplies. I can't remember the last time I embossed anything. So, Let me know what you think, and I hope you are all catching your breath in this busy season.

Stamps: one of the AC Moore $1.00 stamps
Inks: versamark
paper: CTMH
Misc: ribbon, stickles, embossing powder

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Snow much fun!

WInter is soon approaching, and I am definately in the the winter card mode. Seems like I have been on a huge snowman kick. Today's no different, I made another Whipper Snapper Snowman card. Just a quick card to practice with my Copics. Have a Terrific Tuesday.

Stamps: Whipper Snapper
Inks: Copics, Memento
Misc: Martha Stewart punch, Stickles
Paper: SU cardstock

Monday, December 1, 2008

Have snow will shovel

OMGoodness.....What a week it has been. First Thanksgiving, and then Black Friday (I work in retail), and then the Thanksgiving weekend in retail, I am exhausted!!! I know face the last 2 weeks of the semester, and I have to say, I can't wait till it's over.
So, in the midst of all that went on last week, I decided I needed some time to sit and have some coloring therapy. My friend Pia stamped me some of her new Whipper Snapper images and I decided to give them a try. I must admit that this card took me a long time to color. My good friend Kerry told me to start blending my colors, and that is what I did here. You probably can't tell, but I used a few different colors to make the colors that I arrived at. After approx 1 hour of coloring, I decided that I really like how this card turned out. What do you think?

Well, Happy Cyber Monday, and I am hoping to get another card done tonight for tomorrow.

Stamps: Whipper Snapper
Ink: copics, memento black, brilliance white
paper: SU colored cardstock, paper trey white
misc: stickles, sizzix embossing folder, marvy snowflake punch, pop dots. bling brad

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Blog Candy Winner

First I want to thank everyone who came to visit my blog and help me celebrate my fisrt 1000 hits. I am happy to say I am now on my way to 3000. WOW!!!! You all are amazing. Anyways, the lucky winner of my blog candy is..................

cheribella said...
Wow, great blog candy. I love the punches and Whipper Snapper's are so cute! Congrats on so many hits. I am off to link you up on my blog right now. You will be on the sidebar at www.cheribella.wordpress.com
Oh yeah, I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this one '0)

I am on my way to contact you now. Thanks for playing everyone.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Turnip, Bug, Rodent, maybe Alien

The answer...... I have no idea what this image is. I received this image in a image swap from SGGW. I can definitely say this was a true challenge. Honestly, when I first looked at the image, I thought "what am I going to do with this, and what is it", but soon after I sat and played around with "it", it all started to flow. I still have no idea what the image is, but I thought the saying "celebrate you" was perfect for the image. You know, the whole Alien (maybe) dancing in a tutu. It's Kinda like saying, no matter what people think, be yourself. Sometimes I feel like this in the stamping community. There are so many wonderful card makers out there and you look at all their cards and think "wow, I wish my cards look like theirs". Well, my cards don't look like "theirs", but my cards are mine. My style, my creativity and my ART. As a good friend of mine would say, Mine, mine, all mine! I hope you all have a wonderful Monday. Remember short week. Yeah......

BLOG CANDY REMINDER: today is the last day. I will pick and post the winner tomorrow night. GOOD LUCK! Thanks for all who participated.

stamps:http: stampotique, CTMH (sentiment)
Ink: versafine, and copics
paper: dp is Basic Grey, and SU cardstock
Misc: white pen, brads, ticket punch

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Sweet Penguin

Oh what a lovely Saturday it is. My first off in weeks. I woke up walked the dogs, feed the kids and laid on the couch for 1 1/2. It was so nice. Hubby came home from work, and I went to my happy place and finished this penguin card. I think this penguin is so sweet. What do you think. I hope you all have a sensational Saturday and weekend!

stamps: Whipper Snapper
inks: Memento, copics
paper: My minds eye, and SU cardstock
misc: computer generated sentiment, stickles, marvy punches, brad.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Bloggers Challenge # 74: Happy Thanksgiving

TGIF......I couldn't be happier that it's friday. I worked a ton of hours this week, had to do a oral presentation in one of my classes, Had a serious chemistry week, and ran the kids all over creation. This will be my first weekend off (I don't have to work and have no commitments)in 5 weeks. So, when I say TGIF, I seriosly mean it.
Friday always means Bloggers Challenge, and this weeks challenge was to make some thing "Thankful", whether it be a card or a project. I decide to go with a card, and this way I can mail it to my husbands Grandmother (one more thing done).
I am not sure how I feel about this card. I don;t love it. I guess I think it's just okay. One day at A.C. moore I found the cornacopia stamp, and decided to use my 50% off coupon on it, but when the cashier ran it up, it was only $1.00. Can you believe it? Of course I had to buy what they had left. I couldn't leave that stamp on the self for $1.00 (even know I just bought one for myself). So they only had one left, and I bought it. Good deal!!!!
I hope you all have a great weekend. If you have time check out what the rest of the ladies at the bloggers challenge group made. I know I can;t wait to see what they did. Happy Friday!

stamps: unknown cornacopia, CTMH saying
paper: karen foster, su cardstock
ink: stazon, gamasol, SU cranberry
misc: ribbon

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Owl Winter Wishes

CHILLY.....That's what it is in New Hampshire today. I went out to walk the dogs this morning, and I was shocked to see such a thick frost on the grass and bushes, and it is definately cold enough to wear hats and gloves. I guess winter is arriving. How sad that I have to putt my flip flops away and turn on my heat. The good news is I can break out my sneakers, jeans and sweatshirts. Oh, how I love comfy clothes.
Todays card was inspired by Kitty from Spiral Whispers. If you are not familiar with this company, you have got to check them out. They make such cute (and I love cute)stamps. I had fun playing with this owl and you will definately be seeing more of him in the future. Have a terrific Tuesday.

Paper: Card stock SU, dp ?
inks: memento, copics
stamps: spiral whisper, pink cat studion (saying)
misc: SU scallop punch, marvy snowflake punch, stickles

Friday, November 14, 2008

BLOG CANDY: Martha Stewart & Whipper Snapper

In celebration of 1000 hits on my blog, I am giving away Blog Candy. I truly appreciate everyone that comes to visit and if you would like to spread the word, be my guest.
As you see, my candy consist of 2 Martha Stewart snowflake punches, and 2 Whipper Snapper stamps. I love both of these companies and I hope you do as well. So here is what you have to do to win. Leave a comment on this post with your name and your link, and link my blog to your blog, spreading the word on My blog candy. I randomly draw a winner on November 25th. Thanks for playing.

Blogger's Challenge # 73: Color Challenge

TGIF.....I am so happy the weekend has arrived. It has been a really busy week and it has been raining for days. I am looking forward to the weekend and nicer weather. How's the weather where you live?
Fridays always mean Blogger's challenge, and this weeks challenge was a color challenge: baja blue and Choc Chip and white/vanilla. I thought this was a great color combo. Not one I would have come up with on my own, but I was thrilled when I started working with these colors. I needed a sympathy card, so I wanted to work these colors into that card. I used one of my favorite SU sets, and some CTMH DP that I had left over and this card was my result.
To see more cards using this color combo, click on the Blogger's challenge banner on the left and check out what the rest of the ladies in the group made. Have a wonderful weekend.

Stamps: SU
ink: memento, and copics
paper: SU, CTMH
misc: Ribbon, stickles, and scalloped edge punch

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Snow pals

Happy Wednesday....The week is half over. Here is my card for today, and of course another Whipper snapper (oohh I love whipper Snapper). This is actually a image that KDC stamped for me. It's wonderful having friends that are as passionate as you are about the same hobby,(and have just as many shopping issues as yourself). Except when they say "mine, mine, all mine". Yeah, you know who you are (hehehe). It great that we can share stamps, tools, paper and shopping trips. Do you have a group of ladies that you "play" with?
So, I am babysitting 2 children plus my own, I am trying to write a paper, and I have to work tonight, SO...I am hoping to have a card for you tomorrow, if not Definitely Friday. Have a great day.

p.s. Check out my blog on Friday for my first Blog candy. You won't be disappointed. I am celebrating my (almost )1000 hits on my blog, and I have a shipment of ????? coming in. Wait and see.....

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Snow cute

Phewwww...unfortuantely it has been a few days since I have been able to make a card. I am in my last few weeks of the semester and the pressure is on. Papers, tests, homework, and soon to be finals. Dosen't it sound fun? NOT!
Anyways, I pushed the hoemwork aside for a little while and My husband entertained the kids for a few minutes, so I sat down with a Diet Coke, turned on the radio and broke out my stamps and markers. It's so nice just to sit and think of nothing except for coloring. I know as the weeks go on and holidays and finals get closer, these few minutes to myself will get scarce, so I enjoyed my time while I could. I made 2 cards. The one I am posting now, and another that is currently drying and I will post tomorrow. So, here's my snowman, and I will post tomorrow. Happy Veterans Day.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Bloggers Challenge #72: Same but different

Happy Friday.....WOW.....It's already November, and the weeks are flying. Before you know it, Christmas will be here. I am definately not ready for that. I work at Gymboree at the local mall, and they are already playing christmas music, The mall is decorated, and Santa is already there. Where has this year gone?
So, this weeks challenge was to make 2 cards, the same but different. Since the layout is the hardest for me, I went with the same layout, just differnt paper. Since Christmas is coming up, I chose to make some christmas cards. I may as well start here. I love this layout I used, which was inspired by a card KDC made.
The group of ladies at blogger's challenge always have some amazing cards. If you get a chance click on the "Bloggers challenge" banner and check the out.
Have a great weeekend!!!!


Stamp: TAC
paperr: My minds eye. SU
ink: Copics, memento
Misc: Brads

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Happy Tuesday.....I hope you all had the chance to vote. Now we just have to see how the votes will play out. Its a very exciting night.
Here is todays card. My friend Pia was nice enough to lend me here Santa stamp to make this card. I have to admit, when I first saw the stamp I wasn't all that interested. When I stamped the image on paper, it was a whole different story. This is truley a gorgeous Santa. I apologize for the scan (it's crooked). You can be sure to see more of this santa in the future. Tune in tomorrow for another card. Have a great night.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Princess card

Happy Monday...... As promised, I am posting card #8 out 14 cards straight. This was one of the cards I made while I was away in Vermont. I love this stamp set, but I do not love my card. It appears messy to me, but my daughter thought it was great (she is only 7). This stamps set is made by Lizzie Anne Designs. They have some great stamps check them out if you get a chance. Thak for looking and I will have another card tomorrow (hopefully one I like better).

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Riley Snowman

Happy Sunday....ooopppsss... I missed posting yesterday, so I have posted 2 Riley snowman cards today. It's amazing how differnt a card can look when you use the same stamp. I sometimes get into the rut of thinking "I already used that stamp". Well, isn't that why we purchase a stamp, because we love it and want to use it (more than once)? So next time you are making a card and you are surrounded by scraps, go ahead and make a second card. Use that stamp and all your scraps. It some how lets me justify my purchases.

Stamps: riley, Amuse
paper: ? dp, SU cardstock
ink: Memento, copics, white pen
misc: scallop punches

Friday, October 31, 2008

Bloggers Challenge # 71: Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween all.......... It's Friday and that means Bloggers challenge. This weeks challenge was to do a Halloween card, and I love Halloween. SO here is another Whipper Snapper image. I hope you all have a Fantastic Halloween.
paper: SU
Stampes: Whipper Snapper
Ink: Staz on, copic markers

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Let The Flakes Fly

Happy Thursday......and yes, it is a Happy Thursday.... I got the results from my Chemisrty test, and all my studying and the 3 hours it took me to take the test payed off.....I GOT a B.....I was thrilled. The test was REALLY hard, so I will take a B.
So, here is card 4 of 11, and yep, it is another Whipper Snapper image. I thought the snomen were so cute together. I decided to match the to the paper, as I all most always work my card around whatever paper I want to use.
Well, I have no homework tonight, so I am hoping to make another card or two. Have a great day, and check back tomorrow for my Bogger's challenge card.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

"Just want to say HI"

Happy Wednesday...... It is happy for me, because my Chemistry midterm is over. It was a 3 hour test...Arrrrggghhhh.....

On a happy note, here is card # 3 out of 14. This is one of my new Whipper Snapper stamps (I love their stamps). I think this mouse is great for all occassions. I borrowed the saying from Mary C, and I can't recall who makes it. Maybe Mary will leave a comment and let us know.
I hope you all have a good night, and check back tomorrow for card #4.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Welcome Baby!

This is my first post of my next 14 straight (I hope). I made this card for my BF Paula who just had her 4th baby. She has 3 boys and her 4th she had a baby girl. Audra Leigh was born last Friday. I am going to visit her today and I can;t wait. They are only that small for such a short period of time.
This will be my last chance to blog for today. I am off to English class to give a speech, and I have a Chemisty Midterm tomorrow (ugghhh), so I have to study). I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!
stamps: High hopes
Ink: staz on, primsa pencils and gamasol, white pen
Paper: SU cardstock. ? designer paper.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Girls scrap weekend away

This weekend My friends and I headed to Vermont for a "scrapper's" weekend away. We stayed in the Quail Hollow Inn in Chester VT. This was my first time away from my family and my first time staying in a bed & breakfast. The whole weekend was fantastic. The Inn was Fab. The food was to die for, the rooms were comfy, and the company was wonderful. I couldn't have had a better time. I can't wait to go back.
As you can see my Van was packed with Pia, Kerry and my crap. Out of all the bags that you see, only 3 small bags were clothes, and the rest was stamps, paper, ink and so on. What could better than a weekend away with friends scrapbooking? A good time had by all.........

The picture to the right is a card I made for Peter and Bob (the Inn Keepers at Quail Hollow Inn). They were the most wonderful host I have ever. The cooked, the catered, and the were just down right fantastic.
The reason I made the card with two dogs is, they have 2 dogs and one of them was a rescue from hurricane Katrina. So, I hope they liked the card. The stamps are from Magnolia.
While away I made 11 cards. I will be posting every day for the next 2 weeks (I hope). Stay tuned

Friday, October 24, 2008

Blogger's challenge #70: Gift


Friday=Blogger's challenge. This weeks challenge was to make something you can give as a gift. I didn't have a lot of time to put into this challenge, as I am going away for a girls scrapbook weekend, but I did want to participate. So, I used Kerry Donovan Casey's idea and altered some crystal light containers and put candy in them and I will use them to give to the teachers at christmas. Very simple to make and fun to make as well (plus you get to recycle).
This will be my last post for the weekend, but I am hoping to post something everyday next week. I have big plans for a productive weekend, and a fun one.

Earlier in the week I made these spider reeses treats. I made one for each of my girls for the weekend. Another simple project, but "sweet". These would also make great halloween treats for your childs class. I think I may make this a Mommy and Abbey project and she can make them for her class at Halloween. Well, That is all for Friday. I hop eyou all have a great weekend. If you get a chance go check out what creative ideas the ladies at the bloggers challenge group came up with. You won't be dissapointed!!!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Trick or Treat

It has been a few days since I have posted last. It has been a rough week so far. Work has been busy and I had to write a report for my buisness writing class. I have also been preparing for my Chemistry midterm next week. Arrhhh... Like I said, it has been a heck of a week already.
So, I had a couple of minutes to sit down today and play, and here is what I came up with. This really quick easy spider card. No stamping, and minimal work, yet cute results. This card was inspired by Toni Tessler.
I am heading away this weekend for a girls weekend away. I am going with my BF's to a Inn in Vermont for a weekend of stamping, scrapbooking, and good times. I am hoping to spend tomorrow packing and making my Fridays blogger challenge, and then I am of for the weekend. I am hoping to have a card to post everyday next week. Wouldn't that be nice. Happy Wednesday!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Merry Wishes

Ho...Ho...Ho....Ho....Meet my new Santa. I just purchased him from Whipper Snapper. I think he's cute and he is a lot of fun to color.

This card was my original Bloggers challenge #69 card, which was a color challenge: real rust, riding hood red, and old olive). When I was done, I realized I had not used Rust anywhere (ooops...), so this didn;t qualify. As my daughter would say "no worries". It was a really cute and easy card to make. If you want to see the color challenge scroll down. That card was not as easy or fun, but it's done (hehehe).

It's hard to belive that Christmas is in 2 months (yikes). I am hoping to make a few more cards with this stamp so you may be seeing hom some more. Have a great weekend!

stamps: Whipper Snapper . Sentiment by SU
paper: imagience (I think), SU cardstock
ink: staz on and waterrcolor crayons
Misc: SU ribbon, brads, marvy scallop punches

Friday, October 17, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #69: Color challenge

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yep, another Friday is here, and that means another Bloggers Challenge. This weeks challenge was a color challenge. The colors were Old Olive, Really Rust, Riding Hood Red (white/vanilla or confetti may be used). Color challenges are Hard for me because I rarely make a card without designer paper.

This challenge turned out to be no different. I serious spent 4 hours off and on making this card. Finally I had to break into the DP. Also, I didn't have riding Hood Red, so I used Cranberry, which I hope is close enough. This card is very different for me. I like to use cutesy images, but I really did enjoy coloring the pumpkins and leaves. I LOVE TO COLOR!!!.

This card is the perfect card for our New England fall. It is gorgeous right now. The leaves are slightly past peak and the temp is getting colder, but it is really pretty.Here are a couple photos I have taken recently of the trees and things.


Stamps: CTMH

paper: SU cardstock, Basic Grey DP.

Ink: watercolor crayons, staz on

Misc: Leave punch, Stickles, CTMH brads, Sizzix embossing folders, Marvy scallop punch.

Thanks for checking out my challenge. If you get a chance go see what all the ladies of Bloggers challenge made. You can click on the link on the side.

Have a great weekend.