Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Paper Bag albums

Hi Everyone,
This is such a crazy time of the year.  We have less than a week til school starts, and I bought stuff put it in a "safe" place and can't find it.. GRRR!  I am working on a project for a National Teddy Bear day hop, next week.  Please come back and check it out.  Anyway, I have decided to post a few projects randomly from before I had a blog. 

So, I decided to show a paper bag album. I like to make them, the ones I am going to show, needed a lot more work, but 4 days before my husband went on vacation he decided I needed to make 5 albums for his family!  I was beyond stressed, so they are super basic, but I LOVE the paper I used.  It was all from a SEI kit. The only things not SEI were the chipboard cover and the paper bags. I love the colors and the kit was fabulous, cause I everything I needed was in it.

WARNING! The pictures are cruddy. When I took them, I never imagined even having a blog or anything like that. 

Album 1

inside page of one album

Another album

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Flower Hair clips

I am soo excited!! This whole thing posted cause Princess Buttercup got her cut, getting ready for second grade.  Afterwards we went to Walmart and she wanted to get a flower clip.  $5 for a stinking flower, not gonna happen.  So, I was know how to make them, just hadn't made any for a while.  The awesome idea came when I thought out the centers and remember my Mom has TONS of old jewelry that was my Grandma's and Great Grandma's. It is all old and broken, but it was still kept all these years. So I called my super fab Mom and she said I could come over and go through the flowers she has and the jewelry!

Some of the pieces of jewelry I am not putting in flowers, just putting them on clips for me.  I won't let Princess Buttercup wear some of these,just because I wouldn't want them lost.  So some are for me, some for her and some to share.

I will have more pictures to share and I make more.  There are a few I want to try on headbands too.

WARNING!!  Lots of pictures ahead. :)

Large pile that I brought home.

close up of a few pieces

Few more pieces

Some of my favorite pieces
Done clips. 

Clips for Princess Buttercup

I am gonna link these up at Made it Myself Mondays.

Monday, August 29, 2011

What a lucky ducky!

A few weeks ago, I had a small lucky streak.  I won 2 fabulous prizes in one week.  I just got my second prize and I wanted to share. 
First, over at Market Street Stamps, I won the super cool punched tin background stamp.  It is so cute!  I used it in my project I posted yesterday.  I am thinking of trying embossing with it. 

Second, at Paper This and That I just got this adorable mini album.  My husband laughed, as soon as I opened the package, I said "Oh, for cute!".   He is still making fun of me an hour later.  :)

Speaking of lucky duckies, I will be in a hop on September 9th for National Teddy Bear day.  I will be having some blog candy during the hop too. So someone else will get to be a lucky ducky. :)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

My first blog award!!

I am soo excited!  I just recieved my first award from Jen at Jen's Craft Corner!!

As part of this award, I have to answer the following 12 questions and pass this on to 6 people. Here are the answers to my questions:

 Name your favorite color? PINK!!!
 Name your favorite song? I have a lot of them, but All my life, but KC and Jojo is the song, I walked down the aisle to when I got married.
Name your favoirte dessert? Chocolate cake
 What wizzes you off at the moment? My child not going to bed!
 Your favorite pet? I can't pick a favorite, I have 2 wonderful kitties.  Friday Night and Prince Phillip
Black or white? White
Your biggest fear? I have no idea...
Best feature? Eyes.
Everyday attitude? To keep trying everyday and not let things get me down.
What is perfection? My family
Guilty pleasure? Scrapbooking supplies, and other craft stuff.
 When you're upset? It is bad, but I upset eat.

It was sooo hard to just pick 6  people. There are soo many talented people out there!   I am passing this along to are

I tried something new...

I have a hard time with certain colors and themes.  I wanted to try something different so I used browns with just a splash of color.

The base is brown cardstock.  I used the Market Street Stamps Punched tin background.  I cut it down and put it on. I just got the We are Memory Keepers, sew easy.  I love it!!!  I took a piece of cardstock and sewed the green on it.  I then attached that.  I dashed all around the edges.  I took a little ribbon and tied it around the top.  I used a big circle punch, I think it is 2 inches, popped it up with pop dots.  The Hi is a die cut I got at Archivers this weekend, I pulled it off my daughters card. :)  Then just added some gemstones to the HI.

I will be entering this in the Market Street Stamps Block Party.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Winner, Winner, oh I guess winners

I am back from vacation. Woohoo!! I love going on vacation but it is always nice to come home to my own bed.  I will say I don't know how people live full time in Texas it was HOT!!

Now the results you have been waiting for...
I had 3 comments and I used to pick a winner.

The winner of 22 yards of Ribbon was #2 JustYolie.

I also decided to give 11 yards of ribbon to #1 Tisha and #3 shers184bed.

So Congrats Ladies!  Please email me at iluvkatie74 at yahoo dot com with your mailing address.  I will be going to the post office Monday,  and can get it out right away.  Otherwise, I will get it sent as soon as I can. :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Carter's Quilt

I made this quilt for my friends baby.  She lives in Oklahoma and I don't get to see her very often. Her little boy Carter is 3 months old and I just got to see him for the first time.  I have been rubbing it in, our other friends haven't seen him yet.  :)

I sewed the top and my sister did the binding and hand quilted it for me.  It was a pretty easy pattern.  I cut 2.5 inch strips, and then sewed 4 strips together. Then I cut the long strips into squares.  I believe they were 8 inch squares. To sew them together, I just switched directions every square. If that makes sense :)

Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Zebra Flower Card

My creating has kinda been on hold.  It is hard to craft on vacation.  I forgot many important things, scissors, paper cutter, and extra adhesive.  I have a ton of ideas, but I wasn't able to do much.  I have a card in mind for tomorrow, if I am able to get it to print out.

I worked on this around the house today.  I used zebra scraps, and black and white scraps. I colored the digital stamp from MelJens with sharpies.  There are black gemstones all around the outside. The card base is from Studio G.
Close up of the digital stamp

Journey the kitten, fighting me for ribbon.

I finally won the battle and was able to add ribbon to my card.

Dont forget about my blog candy. Go down a few posts. It ends on Sunday.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Chillin with my daddy!

I think this turned out Super Cute.  I did this for a scraplift challenge over at TallyScrapper.  I love how simple it is, but still cute. The letters are my favorite, they were white punch out ones, i dabbed them with green ink, and then dashed them.  i dashed the edges of everything.

Have a great day!  I am soaking it up in the Texas sun right now.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

You're Fairy Awesome

sorry about my yellow
I love how this card turned out.  I am doing a card swap on MiniAlbumScraps.  I have to make 6 cards. This is one of them.
I got this super cute digital stamp from MyGrafico, I colored and glittered her.  I used some more paper scraps to make the card. I typed up the Thanks on my computer.  I love how the eyelets turned out.  I put the 4 of them and then threaded the crochet cotton through to hold it all together.

I typed the inside out on the computer and the stars were punched out on a die at Archivers.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Bunny says HI...

Another super adorable card for my swap at Minialbumscraps.  I love how the crochet cotton turned out.  I think it looks so close to the twine.

Again, all my paper was scraps, I really try and use up scraps, so I can use some of my bigger paper on layouts.  The image is from MelJen'sDesigns, and I colored it with my colored pencils.  Hopefully for Christmas I will get some Prismacolors, I am going to ask my Grandma in law.  :)  I added a little Studio G glitter to its tail.  The buttons were the finishing touch.

Hope you are all have a fantastic day!  I am enjoying the day in Oklahoma.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My first fall layout

I am not totally done with this layout.  It still needs a title, but I am not sure what I want to do yet.  I think I am going to put pictures of our first time at the pumpkin patch, but I just don't know what to call it.  It requires some thinking, maybe after I get the pics on it...
Anyway, I used a plain background it came in a pack from Oriental trading.  The mats are from my scrap bin, and the fantastic images are from Faith at Designed2delight.  I went outside comfort area, and used my machine for some stitching.  I have never done it before.  I am not quite sure how I feel about it yet, so I don't know if I will keep doing it on stuff.  I colored the images and glittered them.  I also embossed the mats using a fiskars texture plate and my cuttlebug.

I am entering this at Designed2delight, a challenge at TallyScrappers, and

Hope you all have a fabulous day!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Candy, candy candy! Who wants some candy?

Hey Everyone,
I am in a fantastic mood, I think it is because my vacation is about to start.  I wanted to do a fun giveaway.  The winners of my last giveaway never even contacted me :(
For this giveaway, I will give away yards of ribbon. Right now I have 17 followers, so the minimum of ribbon I will give away is 17 yards.  When I get back August 27, the number of followers I have will be the amount of ribbon I give away!  Just leave me a comment on this post, and I will pick a winner when I get back.  I have some projects set to auto post and I am going to try for a cute layout or card before I go.  I have some awesome digital stamps I wanna use before I go.

Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Buttons buttons everywhere

This challenge was so fun.  At TallyScrapper we had to use as many buttons as we could and still have it look good.  I think it i adorable.  I used a studio g card base, covered it in scraps, and then used 32 buttons.  The paper flower is Doodlbug Designs paper.  I punched scalloped circles and then folded them so there was a V at the bottom. I cut another circle for the bottom, put the petals on and a button in the center.

Have a fantastic day!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Miss You

So, I just found this new group called Tally Scrapper, and this weekend they are having a big crop weekend. It is so fun, we have had games, and challenges.  I made this card for the card challenge.
Here is the card recipe they gave us.
4.25 x 5.5 card
Scallops (anywhere on the card)
3 Buttons
1 Stamped image
A sentiment (done any way you want)
I made the card base, out of a scrap.  The digital stamp was a freebie from MelJens, I colored it with Rose Art pencils.  I cut the digital image and the mat for it, and the scallop with my Fiskars shape cutter.  I used my homemade twine and got 3 buttons from my stash.  I dug out some stickers from my stash, to spell out Miss you.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Fluttering by just to say Hi!

I love how this card turned out.  I belong to a group, minialbumscraps, and one of the swaps I am signed up is a card swap.  I have to make 6 cards, and I will get 6 in return.  I will have some of the autoposted. We leave on vacation next week, and I will try and post while gone, but I have no idea what we will be doing while we are gone.

The image is from MelJensDesigns, and I colored it with colored pencils.  I typed up the sentiment on my computer.  All the paper and card base, were from my scrap file,so I am not sure who makes them.  I cut the sentiment with a fiskars scissors.  I just added 2 buttons.  I love buttons, and I think they are a perfect touch.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Miss Mouse loves Cupcakes

I love this little mouse!  I think this card turned out really well.  I made the card base standard A2 size, out of lavendar cardstock.  I got the image from Designed2Delight, and colored it with Rose Art colored pencils.  I cut it into a circle using my Fiskars shape cutters.  The other paper was scraps, and I used a fiskars texture plate on the striped paper. Then glittered the polka dot piece, every dot!!  Added a little bling at the top and glittered the mouse ears, and cupcake with Studio G glitter in Pink, white, and purple.  The dashes are a Tombow ABT marker. 

I will be entering this in the Designed2Delight challenge for bling, and image challenge.

Close up of cupcake

Monday, August 8, 2011

Tip of the day :)

Today, I am so busy.  It is my husband's birthday, so I am working on his card, and next week we head out on vacation.  I have to finish a quilt for my friend's baby.  I get to see him for the first time!  I am so excited to see them all.
So the other day, I was at a garage sale.  I LOVE garage sales!!  I found a guillotine cutter for $5, and then I found some fiskars texture plates.  I wanted to try them, because they are so much cheaper than cuttlebug folders, and they cover a larger area.
The texture plates work in the cuttlebug.  This is the recipe  plate A, texture plate, side you want to use up, paper, rubber mat, plate C.

For the rubber mat, I got a plumber's gasket at Lowe's 6x6 and 1/16" thick.  It was $.98. They had them at Home Depot, but they were a 2 pack for almost $5.

I love it!  The texture pads I got include a spider web, waves, straight lines, and paw prints! There were more, each plate is double sided!

I hope this helps someone out.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Hello Hello

This card totally gets the Beatles song stuck in my head. LOL.  This a different kind of card for me.  The striped paper and flower embellishment are digital elements, and I printed them out.  They from puddle jumper at A-manda Creations.  The digital stamp is MelJen's again. :)  The card base is from Studio G, I love the wavy edge.  I cover it in yellow from my scrap bin, and inked the edges in orange.  Colored the hello with watercolor pencils and then glittered them with studio G glitter glue.  I popped the flower up with dimensionals.  Then added a bow from my ribbon stash.

Have a fantastic day!!

Friday, August 5, 2011


I had the idea for this card after checking out the Peachy Keen Challenge Blog.  I also knew I wanted to enter the Birthday Sundaes Challenge.  Think it turned out pretty well.  It was for sure a challenge to use the colors they picked.  So I used a Studio G card base, traced a scrap piece for the background. Then to make the top of the paper different, I took  a scalloped circle and traced it multiple times with my gelly roll pen.  The cupcakes are cut from my doodlecharms cricut cartridge, and then I dashed them with my gelly rolls.  Added a little twine and it was done.  Oh, and in the upper part, Happy birthday was hand written in, and it kinda blends, but it is there.

I'm Sorry Bear

  I love this little bear.  I got him at, surprise suprise, MelJen's.  I can't believe how awesome her freebies are.  I colored him with my colored pencils and blended with alcohol.  This is based off a cardmaps sketch.  I forget to look at which month it was.  i will see if I can find it.  I matted the digital stamp on Doodlebug designs, petite prints in bubblegum.  The background is pink cardstock and I border punched the 2 sides of it.  The plaid is doodlebug designs nifty notions.    I put the ribbon across it and added the bow, and 2 orange eyelets.

Here is a closeup of the bear.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Baby Giraffe

I am working really hard on making a card a day, so far so good.  I am actually ahead right now.  I haven't posted all of them, but I will.  I think some of them will be auto posted while I am on vacation in a few weeks.

Anyway, I got this adorable little giraffe at MelJen's, he was a freebie, can you believe it!  I love her free stamps they are AWESOME!!  So I colored him with Rose Art colored pencils, and blended it together with alcohol.  Gamsol and Prismacolors are on my wish list.  Maybe someday...
Then I cut him out free hand.  I took tan cardstock from my scraps and ran it through the cuttlebug.  The buttons were from a 5 pack where it just just one strip of embossing.  The card base is a Studio G one, I found at Michaels, I love the wavy edge.  Polka dot paper was in my scrap bin, so I covered my card base, added my embossed paper and digital stamp, and finished with the brown buttons. 

I hope you like the card. I will be back tomorrow with another one.  I think I am going to give this card to my friend. She had a baby boy in May and we are heading to Oklahoma to visit them, I think she will like it.

Don't you love my cricut cover in the  I got it from Raven, and I love it.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Quilled Butterfly Card

I love how this card turned out.  I used a white card base 5x5 then covered it in coredinations pink.  I dashed along the edges with my gelly roll pink.  The 2 pieces of patterned paper are from Doodlebug Designs.  The plaid is nifty notions and the flower piece, I can't remember the name, and I cut the piece off. Whoops!  lol.  Anyway. The scallop is cut with a sizzix die, it is the clear scallop square, then I just cut a square of the plaid. The sparkly ribbon is from my stash.  The green circle was a scrap, I cut it and inked it with blue. I made the cute quilling butterfly, and I think it is a cute touch.

Have a great day!

Monday, August 1, 2011


I made this quilled wedding cake, and then wanted something funky.  I chose bright colors even though they aren't traditional wedding colors.  I stamped the congrats in orange, and then trimmed the page to fit the card.  I matted the wedding cake at an angle just for something different.  Dashed everything with my gelly rolls and that was it. Easy Peasy!

Just a note

I actually felt like creating today, so I whipped out this card for the Market Street Stamps challenge.

I used a 5x5 card base, covered it in purple.  Took green and i didn't measure it, because it was out of my scrap bin, and stamped Vintage Music in orange on it.  Just a note is stickers and then I cut the square out in my fiskars cutter.  Took my gelly roll pens and dashed the edges of the pink and purple.

Have a great day.

I am linking this up over at Youhadmeatcraft