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Sunday, January 6, 2013

I've Moved!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Come check out my new site/blog!!!!

Still working on some things but just wanted to let you all know!


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

CHA approaches

I made it back safely from trip overseas! Guess what I get to come back to, tons of previews for CHA, yay!

Bella Blvd has done it again, they have some amazing collections that they are coming out with. You can check them out at there blog and there even giving away chances to win some of the collections! There's a birthday girl collection that has cupcakes, ahhh adorable, and a birthday boy so cutie!

Tim Holtz has done it again some really cool dies! Check them out HERE! I love this one, gotta try it out with chipboard!

Yeah the goodies continue!!!! My Little Shoebox has some amazing collections, I couldn't pick just one to showcase here. This is vintage shop and it has owls in it, so cute!
Lily Bee is new to me ( I know I've been out of the loop for a while), but they have some great stuff! This is my favorite so far, its Persnickety! They even have a stamp that goes with it and it has a polaroid image!

Studio Calico, wish they sold it close to me, but have some neat-o stuff! Frames that look like polaroids, a great star mask, mistables and washi tape! This is the yearbook collection :) 

There are so many releases I can't post them all :) I'm seeing a trend in the polaroid icons and washi tape!!!! I think I'm gonna need a bigger craft room. 
Enjoy! Happy Art Making

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


So I have some time to post real quick! Whenever I make cards, I always make extra that I can keep some in the card box :) here are the thank you cards I made for Christmas. I got the color inspiration from My Sketch World (: I'm really happy how they turned out, hope you enjoy them too!!!!

The cardstock is from Prism, of course my favorite. The die cut thanks is from the slice and the white sticker is from Heidi Swapp. :-)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Christmas Cards

I've seen some questions float around about what to do with your holiday cards. Put them all in a big box, throw them away, how would you scrapbook them? Well this is what I do with them :) Of course I scrapbook them. But cards can be puffy and if you have a lot take up space in your album. I got this idea from Ali Edwards, she's awesome! Your page will vary depending on how many cards you have and what you cut out from each card. Make sure you look at all your cards before you decide what to cut :) Here are my pages for last years cards. All the paper/stickers is from SEI and the tag title is from Ek Success :) I created some cards too with the scraps! Enjoy!!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Quick cards ....

It's been hectic here but lots of cool things going on. I made these cards out of some scraps I had from a layout. I love keeping the scraps out and making cards, it's great bc I get to use my stuff and have backup cards in the box :) enjoy!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Bet you didn't know....

I was recently at the dollar store and saw these :)

Who knew that they had photo paper? The little house I thought would be so cute to decorate, the roof comes off and has good clean straight edges so adding paper would be a snap, you could even use sandpaper and then have raw chipboard to mist and grunge up!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Scrap Time

I had this clock kit for a while, I purchased it at a scrapbook expo. I finally got to crack it open, I switched out the papers and embellishment, because I wanted to keep it in the scrapbook room and needed it to coordinate with our color scheme, which is pink, black and white. I can't wait to hang it up in the room. The original quote was "time flies when your having fun", well my type of fun is scrapping so I changed the words. And you know what time does fly when you scrap :)

The clock is just a general clock with a plastic clear cover. The patterned paper/cardstock is from Bazzill/Heidi Swapp, it was from event and I was at the Bazzill store and they had some extra packets. Seriously some rockin paper. I love cardstock paper with patterened, I recently explored the Bazzill website and saw the CHA catalog awesome, they came out with patterned paper, I so need it! The chipboard numbers are just covered in glitter and from Junkitz. The bird sticker is also from Heidi Swapp, I put it on top of patterened paper and cut it out.

HINT: When you do this make sure you test some of your embellishments with the clock lid on before you glue and the clock hands ;)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

My Sketch World DT Call

I have really enjoyed my time over at My Sketch World, the owner Lucy is so sweet and all the girls over there ROCK! If you love making friends, playing with sketches and being inspired I would encourage you to head over and try out for the design team. So go on and check out the design team call!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

You Make It Challenge

Oppies this saved as a draft instead of posting ... im so sorry :P 

YAY its February already! I can't believe how fast the year is going by already. Well this month besides the fabulous sketch-a-thon that is going on at My Sketch World, I get to host a challenge (yay again).  So my challenge is called "you make it". Have you ever had a moment where you are at a scrappy store and you see something really cute and go "ohh I can make that", well now is your chance! 

Click here ---> YOU MAKE IT CHALLENGE 

Ok the details ... scallop paper is from Bazzill (medium square green tea). scrunched fabric, is actually book binding tape from Making Memories, its an oldie but goodie! They also make the pins that are the flag post and some of the brads. Some of the knick knacks on the edge of the frame are just from my treasure chest in my art room, including the real lacoste shirt label :) The little green luggage is from Junkitz. The little glitter letters are from Creative Imaginations. The big foam letters are from American Crafts, who doesn't love thickers! Bo Bunny found its way to the page too, its the photo mat (:

Flags/Pendants ... so I'm thinking of posting a video and a template so you all can make your own ... what do you think? HINT: if your going to scraplift this page, I cut a line closer to the bottom and put the flagpole (pins) in there, so they are actually behind the layout, I also tucked in the patterened paper, this is a good trip so you don't have to worry about hiding or covering up the ends of the flagpoles :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


First .... Happy 6th Anniversary to My Sketch World !!!! To celebrate they are hosting a sketch-a-thon. There are a lot of great sketches, games and the sponsors are awesome!!! Check out more HERE. I'll be back with lots of creations and I will be playing along in the sketch-a-thon too, so I hope to see you all there :-)


Friday, January 27, 2012

CHA Drool ...

whoa, whoa, whoa ... is all I can say. There are so many cool things I don't think I can pick just one favorite. Have you seen the new Heidi Swapp goodies? To die for :) You can see them HERE. Bella Blvd has won me over again, loving the little flags! Dear Lizzy for American Crafts Neopolitan is so cute, those jars, loving the stamp set!  They also came out with these cool markers, called chromatics, below is an example that I found using them, not sure who made it, but it came out really neat and I totally want to try these out, they retail for $4! Omg and Pebbles has done it again, I really love there collections! Some must haves are Let Freedom Ring and Country Picnic

Trends for cha .... I'm seeing lots of flags (love them), tiny letter (another love), the color pink (you can't go wrong there) :) Thats all im posting for now, I gotta hit the hay!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Pom Poms and Cards

I love it over at My Sketch World ... on the forum is a Tips & Techniques, were we all post ideas and things to inspire us. I came upon this great blog post from the forum, a discovery of a great company and there cool products, The Twinery. Check out the blog post to see why you a need a fork in your scrapbook room now!

Remember that Orlando Trip layout I made, well I had the scraps sitting on the side of my desk and thought why not make some cards!! So here they are and got some inspiration from The Twinery for the pom poms. Enjoy! Happy Art Making xo

The paper is from Crate Paper, love this collection. The flower stamps are from Stampin' Up

Some more paper from Crate Paper and the banner stamps are from Hero Arts

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Time with the Girls

I made this last month and I'm not sure why it didn't get posted, but here it is yay! :) this layout was really tough at first, having such non girly photos and of course the range colors never mesh well so printing them in black n white leaves more room for play with the paper. I picked this paper cause I liked the soft tones in it. This layout was really fun to make, plus I got to go through my treasure box (a draw with lots of random goodies!) and put lots of fun stuff on the page. I used the December Sketch from My Sketch World, go check it out and be inspired!

Well of course this page has my favorite cardstock, PRISM! The patterned paper and large journaling cards are from Fancy Pants. The tags, little green journal ticket, silver metal strip, paper clip and the ceramic white little flowers are from Making Memories (Travel). The white puffy wings are actually from a Hello Kitty wallet, they fell off and they were too cute to just throw away so I put them treasure box for a special day to put them on a project. The large scallop was die cutted with this Die from Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts. The twine was so much fun, I glued down to the edges of the insider large pieces of paper. A simple technique that adds some exciting texture! Enjoy xo -Kat

Dog Days of Winter

Hello Hello
I know I've been MIA, but I'm excited for the new year and its starting out great :) I had a super duper vacation and ready for work and school to start up again, sorta (:

Here is one of recent creations, I used the January Sketch from My Sketch World. I have to say this sketch rocks, I am definitely going to use it again!!!!!

The patterned background paper is from Die Cut with a View, the colors were perfect and I had lots of other goodies in my pet draw that matched so I was excited to be using my goodies :) I think we all know who the cardstock is from, my favorite PRISM! The solid rick rack and twill ribbon is just from my ribbon jars, the paw print ribbon is from Boxer (I just went to there website and saw they are closing so sad, they had some awesome goodies!) The chipboard sticker is from Bazzill an the chipboard icons are from Ki Memories. This layout was super fun to make and hope you can use it to inspire you :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

hi :-)

Hello everyone, I know Ive been MIA alot but with 4 classes and working 6-7 days a week plus double shifts, I'm still trying to figure out a way to scrappy and play in the art room. Hopefully next year it will be more smooth and there will be more alocated time for me to post hehe :) I have been playing in my art room some, so I'll be posting some goodies this week. I'm running on no sleep since Saturday so I'm about to hit the hay. nighty :)

Kathy's Christmas Wish

As many of you know, last Christmas instead of asking for presents I took donations for the troops, it was a great success and thank you everyone for pitching in and helping the troops. This year I decided to do something very similar. You all know I'm a big animal lover so I thought I would combine my passions and help both the animals and the troops. I will be collecting donations for the Puppy Rescue Mission. They help soldiers that are serving overseas and that find a loving companion while there, bring that dog or cat to be in a forever home with there soldier. My Christmas Wish is to raise $500 or more for the Puppy Rescue Mission, so they can continue all the wonderful things that they do. If you planned on purchasing me a gift, please use that money to contribute to help me reach my goal and make my Christmas Wish come true! Every little bit counts, so I ask that one day you skip the coffee or go to spare change jar and make a donation.

You can make donations online to a charity page I created or deliver donations in person to me:
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me! Thanks :)
Here are some of the cutest puppies ever!

Not sure why the pictures and tracker are over the place :P

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November Sketch

As soon as I saw this sketch, I feel in love with it. I am excited to say I am coming up to the end of scrapbooking the year 2008, can you believe it? So go check out the sketch and see if it can help get your creative juices flowing (it sure did for me)!!! They rock over at My Sketch World :)

This layout is of my little fluffy cupcake, she passed away last year and its still been tough, but here she is Christmas tree shopping :-) She even had her pearls on too! The paper is from SEI, most of it was just from my holiday scraps. Inque Boutique made the stamp, still miss them, love the rubber cling stamps, they are awesome! The lights are from Jolee's, I have to admit they have really changed since I first started scrapbooking and I love it. Of course the letters are from American Crafts, the green ones are HERE. Ohh I almost forgot about the border punch, its from Martha Stewart, its one thats half punch and half emboss, I sanded the edges so you can see the flakes on the punch more.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cake and Candles

Have I said that I absolutely love love love it over at My Sketch World! They had a OHSC, I always love a good challenge but I am such a slow poke when it comes to making cards. I am a big fan of cardstock and with cards I always go to two items: Cardstock and Stamps. So I didn't make the official cut with completely all the cards, hehe. There were some awesome sketches and everyone rocked it!

The cardstock is a mix of Bazzill and Prism, I am trying to finish up using the big scrap collection we have here. The circle backround stamp is from Stampin' Up (love them). The cake and candle stamps are Hero Arts. My favorite punch the scallop with the holes :) is from Fiskars. I hand drew the pink felt swirl and cut it out! I've been keeping this little stack of felt scraps next to me so I can use them on my projects, its a great way to incorporate stuff you normally wouldn't on your projects!

Friday, October 7, 2011

October Sketch

Holy cow the time always seems to fly by even faster towards the end of the year. Well with a new month upon us its time for a new sketch at My Sketch World! You can check out the October Sketch and all the great pages the design team has come up with. Below is my take on the sketch (:

I created a criss cross weave pattern with the paper and then placed it on the page at an angle. I also flipped the sketch and instead of 1 large picture I used 2 smaller pictures :) The journaling is behind the title which is on a envelope! The paper, tags and border is from Crate Paper, this collection is my favorite, I just love the color tones in it. Of course the title is from American Crafts, I'm a thicker addict!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Layout Challenge

I am so excited to be hosting a Layout Challenge at My Sketch World (yay)!!!!!!!!!

My challenge is called "LLL" ... ohhh ahhh!

You need to try and use these 3 L things on your layout, so who's up for the challenge and ready to get some scrapping done :)

drum roll......


Ta da!


Here is my example:

I used LACE cardstock, chipoard LETTERS and this page is about my goddaughters birth so its filled with LOVE!

These are some close up's :-)

Cardstock is of course my favorite Prism! The lace cardstock is from Ki Memories, I love love this stuff it just rocks!!! The flower ribbon is from American Crafts, I love the white because if you want to you can dye it to match whatever project your working on. Chipboard letters are from Maya Road and sprayed with Glimmer Mist. The banner paper is from Basic Grey and stamps Hero Arts, the best banner set you can buy! Making Memories makes the small abc stickers, they are my go to letters (: The butterfly transparency is from My Minds Eye. Another favorite of mine is the flat scallop cards from Paper Source, whenever I'm near one I always have to go in and grab at least one stack of these :-)

Go check My Sketch World for more information :-)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

ABC Crop

If you haven't checked it out yet, My Sketch World is hosting an ABC Crop! I know it started already but I just wanted to give a little shout out, in case you were looking for something fun to do this month and needed some inspiration. Since school just started its been a little crazy for me, so I'm hoping to settle into my new schedule and get to some scrapping! Hope to see you there (:

Saturday, September 17, 2011

One Hour Sketch Challenge!

Tonight at My Sketch World, my friend Ginni, was hosting the One Hour Sketch Challege (OHSC)! Whoa an hour to create a layout, it may sound like a challenge, but it really was a lot of fun. You do get some hints before the night of the OHSC to help you prepare, but I didn't have much ready hehe :) I really liked how my page came out and my mom even played too! The next OHSC is Oct 15, hope you can join in (:

I was so excited to be able to use some Bella Blvd. The paper, cut outs and word cut out is from them. The banner is from a marvy tree punch that is supposed to be a tree :) The circle I cut out with the new giant Creative Memories circle cutter, I love there cutters and this big circle was a great investment, no more plate tracing for me. The transparency and foam letters are from Creative Imaginations and of course the cardstock is Prism! 

Friday, September 2, 2011

September begins ....

Whoa, I can't believe September is here already! Things are in full swing here: school, work and my start as a Layout Designer with My Sketch World. I am so excited to be a part of this sweet sketch site. You can check out the September Sketch ! Below is my take on the sketch, I flipped it to the side :)

The shape paper is from Bazzill and the cardstock is from Prism ( I really miss them!). I love American Crafts and there thickers, I used them for the title. The paint splats are from Sizzix, its one of the original dies (yes I have alot of stuff), I cut chipboard and cardstock with it to give the shapes some more dimension. I traced and cut out the journal shape from another journal card :). This layout is when I painted the "potty", it was pink all over but I thought it needed a change so I painted the walls brown, so the potty would have a color combo of pink and brown (my fav!).

Some people have asked me where do I get the color combo's for the layouts, well I have this handy dandy book! Its the best ever!!!! Its called the Color Scheme Bible. It has all these colors you can just flip through it and tada! First I look at the colors in the picture and see what I think will look best with it, flip through the color bible to find the colors! :) Its super easy and so helpful. Here is a picture of the book below! I orginialy purchased it from Barnes and Noble, but I'm sure you can find it at any bookstore.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Layout Time ...

It was a special someone's first Thanksgiving and I didn't take a lot of photo, ehhh! The layout did take a little while to actually make, because I wanted it to be perfect! I love working my title's into the layout, :Take time to watch the leaves turn". The cardstock is my favorite, Prism. The leaves are cut from Doodlebug fuzzy paper, I have all the colors and the stuff is super sweet and fuzzy :-) The leaves punch is from Ek Success. Some other fun things on the page are from Maya Road, Rusty Pickle, Junkitz, Making Memories and the mist from Tattered Angels.

Here I am on my 25th birthday :-) I went to mac grill, one of my favorite restaurants!!! Yummy, just typing this makes me want to go, I haven't been in forever! I got the sketch for this layout from My Sketch World, you can see the sketch HERE. Pink is my favorite color so I wanted to bring it all out in the layout (: Paper/ribbon is from Creative Imaginations, loving the Maya Road mini cupcakes, of course sprayed with Tattered Angels , gotta throw some Ki Memories with the lace cardstock and ink by Ranger/Tim Holtz, always a go to with Vintage Photo.

The pages above is another great sketch from My Sketch World. I did a combo thing and took some layouts and made them work on a 2 page spread, you can see them HERE and HERE (: I've had this build a bear paper what seems like forever and was so excited that I got the chance to use it, so I wanted to keep the layout simple so you can see the paper :D. The paper is from Creative Imaginations, Fiskars border punch, Scenic Route CB Stars and other goodies from Ek Success and Michaels.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Scrappy News ... My Sketch World

omg omg omg! I can't believe it, I got chosen to be a layout design team member over at My Sketch World. I am so excited and so honored to have been chosen, I can't wait to play (ie scrappy) and meet everyone. I hope all of you will come check MSW out! They really do have some super sweet sketches. The cards I made below are one's I submitted as part of my DT entry (: I will post the rest of my enteries tomorrow. I have my first day of class tomorrow, yay. I am a total dork and adore school, I will be taking Chemistry 2 and Microbiology! And I officially started back up at work again today too! Such a great day (:

Monday, August 15, 2011

Some Cards ...

I couldn't sleep, well I got lost in my scrapbook room :-) So I made these cards. I found a new fun place that has some great sketches, you should check them out: My Sketch World

I love Kraft paper, its so versatile! I made the hearts out of ribbon, I hand cut the shape out. To get the ribbon to stick better to your shape, run it through the Xryon Sticker Maker. The transparency is from Hambly Studio, my favorite is this mini grid. You can find the sketch for this card HERE :)

Another Kraft card :) I was excited I got to use my felt, I have tons. I used the Fiskars Pinking Shears, these are great for everything in your art room. Check out the card sketch HERE.