Monday, August 16, 2010

Where has the Summer gone?

Hello friends! Just wondering if anyone else is wondering the same thing! We are really trying to savor these next few lazy days because pretty soon they will just be a memory...

Well, I'm FINALLY feeling inspired lately and made a few cards! Here they are:

This one is for Sketch This (sketch #102)

Enjoy Today.

Supplies: Studio Calico PP and tag, button from my stash, Wright's ribbon and Stampin Up kraft paper.

This one is based on the CPS sketch for this week:

Happy Birthday.

Studio Calico PP, American Crafts CS, Creative Impressions twill and unknown stamp.

Studio Calico PP and border stamp, Stampin' Up Kraft paper and stamp and Creative Impressions twill.

Friday, June 4, 2010

one more week...

...of school! Can't believe how fast this school year went! I am soo excited to have some lazy days...although I always think the summer will be lazy and then we get busy. Using sketch #101, from Sketch This!, I made a couple of cards for my sons' teachers to say thanks:


Supplies: Imaginisce Patterned Paper, Stampin' Up Kraft CS, Offray ribbon, Stampin' Up stamp, Hello Kitty Cricut cartridge.

Happy weekend, friends! Tomorrow I am headed to the Farm Chicks show! Can't wait :)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sketch This #100!!

Wow! I can't believe Janelle has her 100th sketch up over at Sketch This! I have been following Sketch This for 3 years now...and I have been on Janelle's DT for 2...I have had so much fun designing with Janelle's sketches...she is very, very talented. Thanks, Janelle!

I actually didn't get my card made in time to go on the blog :( But I still wanted to play here's my take:


Supplies: Stampin' Up cardstock and Kraft paper, American Crafts ribbon, My Little Shoebox PP, Hello Kitty (flower) and Don Juan (sentiment) cricut cartridges.

It's my daughter's 4th Birthday this Saturday so we're having a little Hello Kitty party! Here are the invitations I made....very simple since I made 10 of them.

it's a party

Supplies: Martha Stewart CS, Offray ribbon, Daisy Bucket Designs stamp, Hello Kitty cricut cart.

Have a great week, all! Hope you will get the chance to play along at Sketch This!


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Just a fun little card...

The sketch over at 2S4Y was so cute this week so I decided to play along. Here's my take!

Happy Birthday

Supplies: Martha Stewart CS, Hambly PP, Esty tag, unknown ribbon and button (from my stash) and Daisy Bucket Designs stamp.

Happy Weekend!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Easter cards

I was in Freddy's a while back and made an impulse buy....the new mini Cricut Easter cartridge. i just loved the images....I especially bought it for the fun circles (one of which I used in my second card below). Both of these cards are based on Janelle's sketch #99 for Sketch This! Such a fun sketch...I had to use it two ways.

Easter Egg.
Supplies: Little Yellow Bicycle PP, Offray ribbon and Cricut Easter Cart.

Just Hatched.
Supplies: Melissa Frances PP, Martha Stewart cardstock, Making Memories glitter sticker letters, Offray ribbon and Cricut Easter Cart.
Thanks for stopping by to look today! I always love to hear from you :)

Thursday, February 25, 2010


...I really didn't make myself a card ;) I made this one for a dear friend of mine whose Birthday was Wednesday. It's kind of funny, the connection we have with people that have our name, isn't it? There is something special (at least to me) about sharing a name with someone....maybe it would be different if there were more people with my name, but I have only known a handful of Katie's in my life.

Happy Birthday Katie

Supplies: Pink Paisley and Making Memories PP, Jenni Bowlin card, Studio Calico stamp, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, American Crafts brads and glitter Thickers and Creative Imaginations trim.

I absolutely LOVED making this card with Janelle's sketch #98 for Sketch This! If you haven't already done so, please go check out all of the other designer's work won't be disappointed!!

I am so excited to be heading out of town with some girls from my church for our ladies retreat in just a few hours! yay :) Hope you all have a great weekend and thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

More thoughts of Summer

I saw the CPS sketch last night and decided to make a card. What I was planning on making and what I actually ended up with were two completely different cards altogether. I was originally going to make a heart card, but as you can see, I switched gears and ended up making another Summery card :) Maybe I will decide to make a heart card too with this sketch...we'll see.


Supplies: American Crafts cardstock, Shabby Green Door PP, baker's twine and cardstock sticker, May Arts ribbon and Martha Stewart sticker.

Have a great Tuesday, friends! Enjoy making all those Valentines :)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Sunshine on my mind

I can tell it's February because I am starting to look forward to warmer days! Last night I created these two cards with sunnier days in mind. I used Kazan's sketch for 2S4Y for this first one:

Supplies: My Mind's Eye PP, Stampin' Up Kraft paper, American Crafts CS and rub ons, May Arts ribbon and Maya Road chipboard flower.
And, this one is based on the CPS sketch for this week:

Supplies: My Mind's Eye PP, American Crafts CS and thicker chipboard letters, Martha Stewart tag and May Arts ribbon.
Well, that's it for me today! Enjoy your weekend :) I am soo looking forward to sleeping in a bit tomorrow!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

i {heart} valentine's day

There is just something special about valentine's day.... It's the one holiday that makes me wish I was in 2nd grade again! I always loved sharing cards with my friends, decorating a mailbox to hold all of my special notes, and, of course, the candy!! This card, that I created for Sketch This, is one I would've loved when I was 8 ;)

I {heart} you

Supplies: Bazzill polka dot cardstock, Scenic Route PP and chipboard sentiment, red velvet ribbon and button are from my stash.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Rick rack, Green and Polka-dots...

...that is the current Card-A-Licious challenge. I decided to play along last night and here's what I came up with:


Supplies: My Little Shoebox PP, American Crafts felt rick rack, Melissa Frances buttons, Cardstock and elastic are from the craft store and the "thanks" was cut with my Cricut (Don Juan cartridge).

Enjoy your afternoon!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Here are a few things....

I am looking forward to in February:

On February 11th, the Season Premiere of Survivor...Heroes vs. Villans!

This should be good :)

Then on February 12th....The Winter Olympics!!

I love the Winter Sports!! Figure skating is my favorite!

and of course....Febrary 14th! Valentine's Day Here is my Valentine-y card based on Janelle's 96th sketch over at Sketch This!


Supplies: SU Kraft CS, Pink Paislee PP and die cut tags, Midori and American Crafts ribbon and Daisy Bucket Designs baker's twine.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

CPS 149

Good Saturday morning :) This is the day that the Lord has made! Let us rejoice and be glad!!

I made a couple of cards following the CPS sketch. Here is the second one I made:

Welcome Home

Supplies: SU Kraft CS, Pink Paislee Die cut tag and PP, Offray ribbon, American Crafts Chipboard letters and stamp is by Saavy Stamps.

and here is the first card I made with the sketch:

Welcome Baby

Supplies: SU Craft CS, Pink Paislee Die Cut tag and PP, Midori ribbon, Daisy Bucket Designs baker's twine, Foof a la button, American Crafts chipboard letters and Saavy Stamps stamp.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards! I hope you have a great weekend!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

"kitty kitty, meow meow"

...that's what my daughter Claire used to call Hello Kitty. Sadly, she has grown out of calling her that (sigh-she's getting to be such a big girl). At least she still loves Hello Kitty!! And, I have to confess...I have always loved HK too :) So, this new cricut cartridge has become my newest obsession ;)
Supplies: Hello Kitty Cricut cart., Core'dinations CS, Pink Paislee PP, May Arts ribbon, and a button from my stash.
Hope you're enjoying the last little bit of your weekend!

Friday, January 8, 2010


Wow! It's been for-ever! I can't believe how much I have been slacking when it comes to card making. I didn't do much over the holidays at far as crafting, that is. I hope you all had wonderful holidays! I know I did...and my scale proves it ;) Seriously, though, I am getting back into the swing of things (including my regular workout schedule...haha) and it feels good! :)

Well, I decided I had to make a card yesterday so I decided to play along with the CPS sketch for this week. I used my brand new Hello Kitty Cricut cart. (I LOVE it) and this is what I came up with:

So Precious
Supplies: AC Cardstock, Pink Paisley PP, Creative Impressions twill ribbon, Cosmo Cricket rub on and Hello Kitty Cricut cart.
I am so excited about this new cartridge. Ever since I saw Lea's strawberry card, I have wanted it. I am thrilled with it...such cute images and the card functions are so fun! So, thanks to Lea for the inspiration!
Happy New Year, crafting friends!