Learning Something New and a Challenge!

Happy Saturday! I hope everyone has had a great weekend. My weekend definitely didn't go the way it was supposed to so I'm sneaking in a little stamp time! I was at Ashley's blog (Heart Hugs Designs) and she had this GREAT looking tailored bow that I really wanted to try and make. She linked to the directions (thanks Ashley!), so I tried it out. It's fun! Here's the directions. I kind of messed mine up because I decided AFTER the fact to add some tails, but it's really easy and I LOVE this bow! I can't enter the challenge because you have to use Gina K. stamps and I don't have any (yet!). But it was fun to learn the new technique anyway! However, I am using this card for the Stamp Something challenge -- which was to make something SUMMERY!! I don't know about you, but I am so ready for winter to be over...of course, it IS 60 degrees here today (weird!!), but it's going to get cold again... Well, enough chit-chat from me, here's the card!
Stamps: Happy Everything, Something to Celebrate (SU!)
Paper: SU! Cardstock (In Color, Very Vanilla), DCWV Animal Crackers PP
Ink: Basic Black, Green Galore, Tul Markers
Accessories: Sponge, Ribbon (American Crafts), Brad (Spare Parts), Top Note Die (I LOVE THIS THING!!!!) Pin It Now!


Another Peacock!

This little peacock is so cute! I had made this peacock and was going to put it on my previous card (see below), but felt that the colors didn't match, so I made a new peacock for that project. For the limited supplies challenge at scs you had to make a card with a black base. I thought that was perfect to make this peacock POP!
Peacock (Unity, Jan. KOTM), just because (SU!, Just Celebrate!)
Basic Black and Summer Sun ink, ki ribbon, buttons, word window punch (SU!), Top Note die, sponge, markers, Swiss Dot embossing die Pin It Now!


70's Peacock, Happy Birthday, and HELP!!!

I've got a long blog post for you today! Saturday I was able to go scrap with a friend for awhile and she has the Top Note die. I LOVE THIS THING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cut out a bunch of them and I have two cards to share. The first one is a birthday card. I also used her Stampin' Up markers and I liked them! I am thinking about investing in those.

Polka Dot Cupcake (Unity Stamp Co)
Happy Birthday Stamp (Stampin' Up)
Top Note Die (SU), Ribbon (American Crafts), Swiss Dot Die (Cuttlebug)

The second card is one of my favorites. It looks like it's from the 70's because of the yellow and brown. But that's okay -- I like it! I embossed the top note die with swiss dots then I used sandpaper to bring the yellow dots to the front of the cardstock. Supplies:
Peacock (Unity Stamp Co)
Happiness (SU)
Ribbon (American Craft), Swiss Dot Die (Cuttlebug), Core'dinations Chocolate Box Cardstock, Sandpaper, Sponge, Summer Sun and Chocolate Chip ink (SU)

Okay, last but not least, I NEED HELP!!! I bought a scrapbook layout that had everything you need to make the page and I need to know the brand of patterned paper. I do NOT know my brands very well at all... so any help, or even guesses would be appreciated!! It's the paper that's on the arrow!

Okay, that's all for now!! Thanks for reading my super long post! :)

Katy Pin It Now!


Little Boy Card!

My co-worker just had a little boy last week! I made this card for her. It's such a cute dinosaur!!
Stamps: So Many Scallops (SU)
Paper: Basic Grey Archaic
Accessories: Basic Grey Archaic Chipboard sticker, scallop punch, SU Ribbon Pin It Now!


Orange You Sweet

***You may notice that my blog keeps changing! Especially if you tried to look at it this morning. I'm trying to find a layout that I like. I'm pretty happy with this one, so it may not change again for awhile, but there's still a few kinks I need to work out! If anybody knows why the email link and quick edit link won't work at the end of the post, let me know!! The boxes are checked in the widget so I don't get it!***

For those of you that don't know, my husband Jon is a pastor. So usually once or twice a month he gives me a list of people he wants cards sent to and I make them for him. Well, Sunday night at church a very sweet lady named Dorothy told me how much she loves the cards I make and told me I can send her one anytime I want... I was so excited to hear that somebody actually enjoys the cards!

Okay, now unto the card! I made this birthday card last week. I love the orange and how the glitter sparkles!

Happy Birthday from Eat Cake Set (Stampin' Up)
Orange from Tart-n-Tangy set (Stampin' Up)
sweet thing from Cupcakes a'la Yummy (Unity)
Patterned Paper and Ribbon also from Stampin' Up
Brads are Making Memories (I think!)
Glitter is from Doodlebug Pin It Now!


Monday *Madness*

I have had such a bad headache all day, so we're going to keep this short!! Things I'm crazy for this week:

1. Top Note Die...Ohhhh I really want this! I found a free downloadable file for my silhouette, but you get what you pay for...it didn't work. Bummer!

2. Scallop Border Punch...I think this would be a great addition to my punches...it's on my list!

3. ???? What's a product that you think I need to try??

Off to bed for me. Hope you had a happy Monday!
Katy Pin It Now!


Another Challenge!

I've been enjoying challenges lately! One I had heard about a lot, but never really participated in was Ashley's Etsy Inspired challenges. So this week, I decided to participate! And it really IS a challenge! I hate how this card turned out, but I love the etsy piece that inspired it. I LOVE black and white and I also love black and white cards, but I was trying some new cardstock I got (Core'dinations Black Magic) and I struggled with it. However, what is kind of cool is that the base of the card is black, but the inside is an off-white, so you can write on it without an extra inside piece. Anyway, here's the card. I hope you enjoy it more than I do! :)

Supplies: Unity Stamps (Jan. and October kit of the month), Doodlebug glitter, Basic Black and white ink, sandpaper, edge distresser, Core'dinations Black Magic. Pin It Now!



I made this card for the Stamp Something! challenge. The challenge was to make a birthday project.
Patterned Paper is from Basic Grey Sugared Collection. Ribbon is from Prima and American Crafts.
Stamps are from Unity (Flirty Flowers) and Stampin' Up (Just Celebrate).
I also used the word window punch, slit punch, ticket corner punch, brads, and pearls. Also, I embossed the cardstock with the cuttlebug.

And here's the close up on the flowers. I sponged Pretty in Pink ink around the flowers to lighten up the "whiteness" of the cardstock! Pin It Now!


My First Hip Hop Hangover Post!

I didn't get to participate in most of Hip Hop yesterday (can I still be hung over?!), but I did make a challenge card. It didn't quite turn out how I wanted, but I still like it!

Cupcake a'la Yummy
I also used three sets from Stampin' Up:
Holiday Set (from the Country Living Set) for the "enjoy"
Espress Yourself for the "Your" and Friendship Grows for the "Day" (I think I need a stamp that says "Your Day"!!)

Riding Hood Red, Basic Black

Country Living DSP
Cardstock is from Stampin' Up (it's from the In Color group, not sure what the color is called)

Also used ribbon and scalloped punch from Stampin' Up! and a red droplet on the cherry!

Speaking of cupcakes...Wednesday I really wanted something sweet! So I searched the whole house over and found nothing! My husband nicely suggests that I just make some brownies or a cake... There was no way, I was soooo tired from a long day. Next thing I know he is in the kitchen working away. I'm happy to say, he made his very first cake and it was YUMMY!! I have a pretty good man~guess I'll keep him! :)

Enjoy your Day!
Katy Pin It Now!


A Day in the Life of Katy...According to Google

Type in the following and choose from the first page

1: Type in "[your name] needs" in the Google search:
Katy needs adjustments.

2: Type in "[your name] looks like" in Google search:
Katy looks like Katy and takes the lead

4: Type in "[your name] hates" in Google search:
Katy hates tummy time.

5: Type in "[your name] goes" or "..has gone" in Google:
Katy goes air guitar on the vacuum.

6: Type in "[your name] loves" in Google search:
Katy loves cameras.

7: Type in "[your name] eats" in Google search:
Katy eats a cup.

8: Type in "[your name] has" in Google search:
Katy has lyme disease.

9: Type in "[your name] works" in Google:
katyworks.com -- where Katy does business.

10: Type in"[your name] lives" in Google search:
Katy lives to love.

11: Type in "[your name] died" in Google search:
Katy died of brain damage... (sad!!)

12: Type in "[your name] will" in Google:
Katy will change everything. And nothing.

FUN!! Now you try it! Link it back here so I can take a look! :) Pin It Now!


A Little Humor for the Day...

I definitely had one of those days today...but tonight I was checking my email and my dad had sent this to me...It came at the perfect time and brought a smile to my face. :)

Some people are like slinkies. Not good for much, but you can't help but smile when you give them a lil push down the stairs Pin It Now!

Monday *Madness*

So after a weekend of stamping, I've come across some things that make me mad! I don't know if there is such a thing as a "good mad," but that's what I'm talking about ~ crazy about these products! So here's my list:

1. RHINESTONES AND PEARLS!! Completely thought I wouldn't like these. I'm not a big rhinestone person...I think bedazzler when I think rhinestones. But I've discovered I L.O.V.E. rhinestones and pearls!

2. LIQUID PEARLS...similar to the pearls above...only in liquid form! It's fun and sparkly! Try these out!

3. UNITY STAMP HANDLES! I {HEART} Unity Stamps, but didn't discover the handles until recently. I only have the B handle so far...but intend of getting the set. They make stamping unmounted stamps a breeze. The stamps that Unity sells on wooden slides also stamp so much better when using the handles!! Pin It Now!



Just wanted to share with you that I submitted my application today for a design team! YIKES!!

If nothing else, I'm just happy that I actually went through with it! Who knows, maybe I'll start applying to more!! If you want to apply too, it's on the Limelight blog here!

Good luck!
Katy Pin It Now!

Sunday Stampin'

I get TONS of stamping done on the weekends...especially now that the holidays are over...but since I'm a slow stamper, TONS for me is probably very little for you! Anyway, here is one of my favorite cards from the weekend. The patterned paper is from American Crafts and Basic Grey. The image is from Unity Stamp Co. The ink is chocolate chip and the sponged ink is Creamy Caramel.

Katy Pin It Now!



Well, I've finally done it! I've leaped into the world of blogging my creations! I said I wasn't going to! I spend too much time on the computer as it is! But I'm weak...

Actually, the reason I have taken the leap is because I am *considering* submitting my work for a design team. And you need to have a blog in order to be on the design team I'm considering! Soooo....HERE I AM!!

So, here's a few samples of my work...NOT what I'm submitting to the design team... just some old projects I thought I'd share to start this out!!

This is one of my favorite cards that I've made! I used a sketch challenge from Splitcoast Stampers, but for the life of me, I can't find the one it was, but it was quite a long time ago! I used the stamp set from Stampin' Up, Alphabet Soup and the cardstock is Soft Sky. The patterned paper is from Target... I don't remember the brand...if anybody knows, let me know and I'll post it!

And here is another favorite of mine! It was a Christmas Card that I made. The stamp is from the Unity Stamp Company. This is from the November kit of the month. The cardstock and patterned paper are all from Stampin' Up. The buttons are from Walmart, and the ribbon is American Crafts. I used colored pencils to color the image, but decided it looked to "harsh." So I lightly erased it after I colored it and it softened the colors right up. PERFECT!

Okay, that's all the sharing for today. Thank so much for checking out my brand new blog! Pin It Now!
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