Saturday, August 28, 2010

Welcome Baby

I created this card for my cousin who just had a baby girl. I got the idea from one I saw online by Kathleen Hopperstad and just changed it up for a baby. I don't think I'll ever get tired of pink and brown together, one of my favorite color combos! Hope you like.
Thanks for stopping by!

Materials: All materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, and Crumb Cake.
Ink: Chocolate Chip and Pretty in Pink.
Stamps: Short and Sweet and Cause for Celebration (both retired).
Punches: Curly Label, Circle Scallop and 1 1/4" Circle.
Big Shot: Texture Plate - Perfect Details.
Ribbon: Chocolate Chip Striped Grosgrain and Pink Organza*.
Misc.: Button
* Non Stampin' Up! product.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Jordan's 8th Birthday

Well it was a girl's night out and then sleep over for my niece Jordan's 8th birthday. First, we started the evening with a manicure where Miss Janie at Shear Perfection pampered her sweet little fingers and then painted them "Bet it all on OPI Orange". Then dodging thunderstorms, we headed on to El Mezcal for some delicious nachos, (mmm, mmm good) followed by a quick stop at the video store, then onto the important stuff... dessert! It was still raining but really, what's a little rain when Sylas and Maddy's ice cream is calling! My mouth is watering just thinking about it! :) Next we headed home, hopped in our jammies and settled in for our chick flick.

Saturday morning came bright and early as Jordan's eyes popped open waaaay to soon for her Aunt. So after milking the fake sleep for a half an hour, we rolled out of bed at 6:59 (but who's keeping track). We enjoyed some piping hot cinnamon rolls fresh out of the oven, (and a couple of strong cups of coffee), washed our hands then headed to the craft table where we made some bugs! After playing with our bugs we were ready for the second chick flick, and as Jordan put it... "do we dare have another cinnamon roll?" OF COURSE, it's your birthday! I replied. Plates and milk in hand, back to the couch we go. All in all I'd say the Birthday was a success!

Thanks Jordan for a fun sleep over, I hope you had a great time!


Materials: All materials are Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted.
Paper: Old Olive, Old Olive DSP, Whisper White, Real Red, and Basic Black.
Punches: Large Oval, Ornament, Circle (various sizes), and Scallop Circle.
Misc.: Wiggly eyes*.
*Non SU item.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Pear Pizzazz and Poppy Parade are two of the new in-colors for this year, here teamed with a strip of Newsprint DSP (you gotta love that stuff, it goes with everything!). The Poppy is such a strong color that I've used it sparingly so as not to compete with the sentiment. This is a quick layout that relies on the "Rule of Thirds" for balance and interest, making it a ten-minute card!

Try something similar with the paper and stamps in your stash, and let me know how it goes.


Stamps: Friends Never Fade
Ink: Certainly Celery classic
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, and Naturals Ivory CS; Newsprint DSP
Accessories: Tombow Multi-purpose Adhesive, glue dot, black 1/8" taffeta ribbon

The Prodigal Returns

Hello again, friends!

My daughter Ginny and I headed off to Britain for about 3 weeks in July/August, and it's taken me awhile to pick up the threads of daily life once again. Above you see a vista from northern Wales near the area which is thought to be King Arthur's Camelot (Snowdonia in the region of Gwynned). I could show you so many similarly beautiful shots, but I know you visit here for paper crafting ideas so I'll get on that right away!

Thanks for your patience and for checking back, Kathy

Friday, August 13, 2010

Elements of Style

I made this card for a set sampler swap with the Lawrence Demo's. Stay tuned, I'm sure we'll have more to come!

Materials: All materials are Stampin' Up!
Paper: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla.
Ink: Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip.
Stamp: Elements of Style and En Francais.
Punches: 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle and Scallop Circle.
Ribbon: Chocolate Chip Taffeta.
Misc.: Brads.