Monday, September 30, 2013

Thank you

Hi friends.  Our family has returned home from a 2 week vacation at Disney World FL.  We had an amazing time together enjoying the warm weather, the parks and camping.  We were so thankful to have 2 weeks to spend there.  There is soooo much to do it would have been hard to fit it all in a week, it could be done but we would have totally been exhausted.

It has been 2 weeks since I made a card and was wondering if my mojo was here or not.  Thankfully, it is still here.  :)  For now, anyway.  I made this card for the Moxie Fab World Challenge:  All that glitters is Gold.  I used my sponge dauber to create the background and then stamped the sentiment in versamark and then added gold embossing powder.  I LOVE this new stamp set by SU!  I am also entering this over at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything goes.

Here are a few photos of our trip:


And we returned home to this:

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Happy Birthday, Maureen!

Today is my sweet friend, Maureen's birthday.  Maureen and I first met online at StampNation, then in person at the SN retreat back in April.  Maureen is an amazing person, inside and out!  I look forward to seeing her again next month!!!  In honor of Maureen's birthday I decided to CASE her.  I have learned tons of tips from Maureen and I love her CAS style!  Here is her card I CASEd, you can see her original post here.

I know how much Maureen loves flowers so I just had to use a flower on her card. 

Happy Birthday Mo!  I hope you have a terrific day!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Happy Birthday, Leah!

Hi friends.  I am popping in to share the card I made for my daughter Leah!  She turns 12 today.  How can that be?  Time just seems to fly by.  

 Happy Birthday Leah!  Love you!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Happy Birthday, Jonah!

Hi friends.  I am sharing the card I made for my youngest sons birthday today.  I was inspired by the Runway Inspired challenge.  Such a fun inspiration photo.  Jonah's favorite color happens to be yellow.  Perfect!  :)

Here it is:

This is one of my favorite pictures of him!  Love his smile!  Happy Birthday, buddy!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Merry Monday & CAS(E) this sketch!

Hi friends!  I am sharing another Christmas card for Merry Monday challenge.  This week's photo inspiration is beautiful.  

Here it is:

I used Simon Says woodgrain textured cardstock for my base layer.  I also followed the sketch over at CAS(E) this sketch but flipped it.  :)

 I am happy to say that I have completed 100 Christmas cards so far for this year!  YAHOO!!!  I usually make and send out 150 so I have a good head start!  I am very thankful for Lesley and her challenges each week.  They sure have helped me to stay on track with making my Christmas cards all year long.  Thank you Lesley!

Cardstock:  Simon Says Woodgrain textured Cardstock, New Leaf (PTI), Early Espresso
Ink:  New Leaf, Early Espresso
Stamps:  Stamp set by Hero Arts
Accessories:  Rhinestone

Monday, September 9, 2013

StampNation - Joseph's Coat

Hi friends!

Just wanted to let you all know that my friend and founder of StampNation, Catherine Pooler is posting a fun new video for her newsletter subscribers.  She made this video exclusively for StampNation members but decided to share it with her newsletter subscribers as well.  Here is a sneak peek of the card:

Isn't it beautiful?  If you hop on over to her blog and sign up for her newsletter you will learn how she made this card, the video goes live on Wednesday, and you will also receive her exclusive video series, The Top 10 Things every Stamper needs to know.

The Top 10 Things every Stamper needs to know!
The Top 10 Things every Stamper needs to know!
I would also encourage you to check out StampNation.  I have been a member since the very beginning and it has grow by leaps and bounds and is just an amazing resource.  There are over 352 exclusive videos there and not to mention many other awesome ideas, lessons, a gallery full of beautiful cards and friendships.  Check it out!

Tell her Kristie sent you!

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Thursday, September 5, 2013


Hi friends.  I am playing along with another Christmas card challenge over at Festive Friday.
Here is the trigger:

I couldn't help but use my Papertrey Peace die for this.  I also used a new technique I saw Jennifer McGuire use here.  She called it stencil stamping.  You can watch her video to see how I made my card.  I was really hoping I had a small snowflake to fit in the letters but I didn't and had to go with a solid circle stamp I found in one of my flower sets.  I also wanted to do an ombre effect so I stamped full color on the top and then stamped off towards the bottom.  I will add this to Moxie Fab World: Honoring Ombre as well.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Glimmer paper, Whisper White
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate
Stamps:  Wonderful Words:  Holiday
Accessories:  Star punch, Wonderful Words: Holiday dies

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Merry Monday

Hi friends.  I am playing along with Lesley's Merry Monday challenge again this week.  Lesley has changed it up a bit and this week is a color and photo inspiration.

Here it is:

I think if the challenge didn't have the ribbon, twine or burlap in it I would have left the twine off or maybe I should try dying some white with cherry cobbler.  What do you think?

I CASEd this card from one of Kristina Werner's from our Online card class:  Summer Card Camp 2.  I love having the base of the card shorter and having the decorative edge on one side.  Gives a different but fun look.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

For you

Hi friends.  Sharing this cute gift box I made at a recent class I attended.  I am adding it over at Moxie Fab World: Holiday Gift Wrap Challenge!  I love the big, red bow.  It is hard to see in the photo but the snowflakes are embossed with clear embossing powder.  I am thinking I can make some homemade Oreo truffles to stick inside to give to a friend.  They will fit perfectly.  :)

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!