Monday, December 29, 2008


Good Monday morning. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Laura's sketch #16 is up this morning at fun!
Supplies: PP, Chipboard and cardstock sticker are Sassafras Lass, Jewel brads are Stampin' Up and butterfly stamp is Daisy Bucket Designs.

I made this 'orse' (horse) card, as my daughter called it, based on the sketch. Make sure to check out Laura's card and the other girls' on the DT~they are all soo gorgeous.

This week I designed a bonus sketch for 2S4Y, as well. I hope you will play along...I can't wait to see what you do!

Supplies: Hambly transparency, Every Jot and Tittle tag, Scenic Route and Webster's Pages patterned paper.

I am getting a late start this morning so I am off now to get a cup of coffee and start my day.
Hugs to all of you,

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Are you ready?!

Well, ready or not...tomorrow is the big day!! We will definitely be having a white Christmas this year!! It is so fun to have all of the snow but I am a little sad that my parents won't be able to make it. They live three hours away and with all of the snow it would've been nearly impossible to get here. :( But other than that disappointment, our house is buzzing with excitement!

This week over at 2S4Y, in honor of Kazan's Hawaiian vacation, we all made HOT SUMMER cards! It was fun to make something warm and summery. Doesn't Hawaii sound awesome right now? Ahhh, to be on a white sandy beach in the sun! Guess I'll just have to be content with the white stuff we have outside ;)

Enjoy your Christmas eve! And have a very blessed Christmas!!



Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Ahhh.... house is (almost) clean and it smells like gingerbread men :) I love Christmas time! Here are a few cards today that are up on the Daisy Bucket Designs blog...

My 2S4Y card (that I posted on Monday) is also there. I just LOVE everything about this Merry Wishes line.
Last night as I was cleaning my computer desk/scrapping area, I put together these next two cards which I had started but never finished. For the first one, I used this....
Look familiar? Yep, that's Laura's sketch again!

Supplies: Martha Stewart CS, felt flowers, tag and (red) ribbon, AC (white) ribbon, Melissa Frances buttons and Daisy Bucket Designs stamps.

Supplies: Cosmo Cricket PP, AC ribbon and brads, Petersen Arne CS and Daisy Bucket Designs stamp.
Daisy Bucket Designs stamps are awesome for card makers! They have just about any sentiment you can imagine as well as images!! so fun!
Thanks for looking today!
Take care and keep warm....brr, we are still covered in snow here in OR and it's snowing again!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

We had our first snow fall this weekend...beautiful and so festive! My kids had a fun time playing with Daddy...I stayed inside where it was warm because I am trying to fight off a bug.

There is just something so cute about bundled kids, isn't there? I love how squishy they look :)

Yay!! It's Monday........time for another fabulous 2S4Y sketch from Laura!!

Here is my take. I used all new Daisy Bucket Designs patterned papers (Merry Wishes line) and stamps.
On another note, I am beside myself with excitement!! I just had 5 cards accepted for submission in the May 2009 issue of CARDS! That will be the most cards in one issue that I have ever had...woo-hoo! Thanks for letting me 'toot'!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Gate fold card tutorial

What an awesome sponsor we have this week at 2S4Y!! All of us on the DT recieved this.....

...the mini scor it!! I love it! It scores perfectly and it makes folding even the most temperamental papers easy!! I have already used it a lot and want to say a huge THANKS to Scor it for their generous sponsorship!!

Here is the sketch from the fabulous Kazan for this week. I made a gate fold card for this sketch using my new scor it (of course!!) is a little tutorial.

I began by cutting a piece of patterned paper into a 5x10 inch rectangle for my card which will be 5x5 when finished.

Next I scored the paper (the outside of the card facing down) at 2 1/2 inches from each side.

Here is an up-close shot so you can see the little ridge that the scoring tool makes.

Folding against the ridge, I folded both sides inward.

For the next step, I cut two pieces of cardstock. One will go on the outside of my card and one will go inside.

I rounded the corners on both pieces,

and then I painted the edges of all of the pieces of paper, including my card base.

On the smaller piece that I cut out, I wanted to mark the center so I gently scored it at the top, in the middle and at the bottom. This made it super easy to see where I should center my ribbon when I tied it in place!

A picture of the inside of my completed card.....
and the outside.

Supplies: Autumn Leaves papers and chipboard (by Heather Bailey), Scenic Route patterned paper (lined), Martha Stewart blue cardstock, Offray ribbon and American Crafts rub on and velvet letter.

Thanks for stopping by today! I love to hear from you and so enjoy all of your comments....thank you! :)

Hugs, Katie

Monday, December 1, 2008

Laura's sketch 14

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, let the Christmas season begin!! I just love Christmas time! We are super busy right now....every night this week we have at least one thing going. But we won't stay that busy. And to be honest, I am looking forward to the quiet times with my family the most :)

Laura's new sketch is up over at 2S4Y! It is a fun one :)

I made my little Jingle bell Christmas card with some super cute Pink Persimmon stamps! PP was the generous sponsor this week over at 2S4Y....they sent us all two sets of stamps to work with!! They have some adorable images and their stamps are really nice quality!
Supplies: Bazzill CS, Autumn Leaves PP, AC Chipboard frame, May Arts ribbon, Pink Persimmon stamps.
Be sure to check out the Scrapstreet magazine! They have an article on 2 Sketches 4 You...Kazan and Laura both made sketches and cards and all of us DT girls made cards for the article, as well! The feature is on pages 25-27.
Have a great week!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Hanneke's bonus sketch

Hanneke made this super fun bonus sketch for the 2S4Y blog....
Last night between packing and cleaning (we are headed out of town this afternoon) I managed to make a few cards :) Here is the one based on the sketch:

I kind of cheated ;) My free hand cutting is not the best so I opted to make my card the normal rectangle....however, I did fancy it up a bit with a transparency base.
Supplies: Hambly transparency, Cavallini cardstock sticker, Martha Stewart CS, Webster's Pages PP, AC Glitter thickers and felt heart, Melissa Frances button and Offray ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by to look! Happy Thanksgiving!!


Monday, November 24, 2008


WOW...Isn't this sketch beautifully done? This is Kazan's 14th sketch for 2 Sketches 4 You and I was just in love with this artistic sketch the minute I saw it!
Here is my take....I feel that this card is very "me" eclectic blend of classic and fun with a tad bit of trendy. Not sure exactly what you call that style...but that's me ;)

Supplies: Patterned papers are Jenni Bowlin, Little Yellow Bicycle and unknown scrap??, Journaling tag is Every Jot and Tittle Etsy shop, Ribbon is May Arts, Felt embellishment is American Crafts and the Rub on letters are KI Memories.

Following Kazan's example, here is my list of 5 things I am thankful for:

1. My relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. I am so thankful that He is in control and not me....His plans are always better than mine....even when I may not think so ;) He is so GOOD!!

2. My family. I love being married to my best friend, and our three children bless me daily! Oh my heart is so full :)

3. My friends. I am so very thankful for the people in my life that make me laugh, offer their support and love and challenge me to be a better person.

4. Health. This is one thing that I take for granted at times, but being healthy is a huge blessing!

5. The holidays!! I love this time of year...spending time with those I love, enjoying family traditions, shopping ;), decorating, and celebrating again the wonder of Immanuel~God with us!

That's it for me today! I probably won't be posting again until after Turkey I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with your families and loved ones!! Blessings to you all!


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

so thankful...

Today is one of those days that I feel so thankful...for good friends, for Starbucks ;) and even for the chilly weather that makes it so fun to stay inside on a play date!

Kristen Swain has created a bonus sketch for 2S4Y. It is gorgeous and I couldn't resist playing along!

Supplies: Collage Press Patterned paper, Creative Impressions twill, WRMK flower, Webster's Pages rub-on, buttons and twine are craft supply.
Last night I put together nine of these little goodie boxes for the kids who are in my KidZone group at church (our Wednesday night kids program). We will be breaking until after the holidays so I wanted to make them each a little something special.
Such a fun, quick project! I hope and pray that each of the kids who will take one home will remember that I think they are very special and so does Jesus!
Supplies: mini 2 inch boxes-??, Scenic Route PP, Stampin' Up punches and stamps.
And last up, (but certainly not least!!) is my card for Sketch This! This was Janelle's 75th sketch and it was fun to work with!
Supplies: SEI PP and rub ons, Wrights shimmer ric rac and staples.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope today brings you love and laughter!!

Monday, November 17, 2008


.....over to the Daisy Bucket Designs blog for a chance to win their new Merry Wishes Christmas line! It is adorable, you will LOVE it!! The contest ends TODAY!!!!

This card is on the DBD blog right now...I posted a sketch over there and this was my card for the sketch!
And, speaking of sketches....

Laura's sketch is up over at 2S4Y!! This is my contribution...I can't wait to see what you all do...and I hope you'll play along with my sketch for DBD too!


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A couple of my faves

Thought I'd pop in a post a couple of cards I made recently between loads of laundry and cleaning :)

First up, here's a card that I made for my favorite manufacturer: Daisy Bucket Designs!!
I used their Wondrous World line and the rub on is also DBD!!

Today Janelle posted her newest sketch over at Sketch This:
A super fun one! If you have time, check out the blog for the other cards and layouts!! As always, there are some amazing creations!
And here is my take, using my other favorite: American Crafts. :) Everything here is AC except the crate paper rub on.

Have a great Wednesday!!


Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday, Monday.....

I'm not really a Monday girl, but I have to admit that 2S4Y makes them a little (okay, a lot) more fun :)

Here is Kazan's lovely new sketch #13
and my take on it~also my first card for the design team!

Supplies: Petersen-Arne CS, Cosmo Cricket PP, Every Jot and Tittle (Etsy shop) tag, Melissa Frances buttons, May Arts ribbon and Crate Paper rub-on.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hope you are having a nice Monday :)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Laura's sketch 12

I've been wanting to make a card for Laura's sketch #12 (at 2S4Y, of course) all week long!! But I have been trying to be a good girl and go to bed early since I am still getting over whatever it was that I had last week. I usually create late at night when my kids are tucked in their beds :) Well, last night I finally sat down and made a card after my hubs and I got home from a date night! What a fun night...dinner at PF Changs, a little shopping (got my DD's kitchen for her Christmas present) and then home to a quiet house~perfect!
So here is the sketch...

and my card!

Supplies: Bazzill and Petersen Arne CS, BG PP, and rub on, Melissa Frances chipboard flowers, May Arts ribbon and craft supply buttons.

Hope you are all enjoying this Fall weekend! Blessings and Hugs!


Monday, November 3, 2008


I was so excited all weekend.....waiting to share this news!! I am thrilled that Laura and Kazan asked me to be a part of the 2 Sketches 4 You Winter Design Team!! I just adore 2S4Y!! Such fun sketches and SO much talent. It amazes me how many people play along with the sketches every week! Love it!!

Here are the other five ladies that will be joining me on the DT: Hanneke, Heidi, Kristen, Peet and Rae! I am so honored to be a part of this amazing team!!

Here are the two cards I made for the DT call: Supplies: Petersen-Arne CS, Scenic Route PP, Autumn Leaves chipboard, Offray ribbon, Stampin' Up brads and American Crafts rub on.
Supplies: Petersen-Arne CS, Collage Press PP, WRMK flower, Melissa Frances buttons and American Crafts rub ons and ribbon.

Have a great day!