Sunday, May 6, 2018

Farmhouse Chic


Today I am playing along with Stamp Ink Paper's Farmhouse Chic challenge. For this card I used a combination of retired and current Stampin' Up! products.

Among the retired items are the DSP, seam binding in Pear Pizzazz, and the small tag from Chalk Talk Framelits.

I stamped the tag with Wisteria Wonder ink, embossed the bird with white and sponged more Wisteria ink over the tag. The remaining dies and cuts came from the Petal Palette Bundle.
This week's challenge was to be inspired by the above photo. You can see the links to other entries  by clicking on this link to the Stamp Ink Paper blog.  If you stopped by today please leave a little love on my photo!


Sunday, April 29, 2018

Coloring Challenges


Hi Stampers! It's a rainy dreary day here, but I am adding a little sunshine to my corner of the word with this happy card. I dug out an older stamp set today for my verse. After taking some time off from my blog and stamping, I have spend the past few months with my stamping friends revisiting my favorite creative outlet and I am slowly adding to my stash of stamps and paper supplies. With my primary focus having been the paper and dies in recent months.

For this card I used some paper from the Stampin' Up! Petal Passion pack and colored in the flowers using my markers in Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Powder Pink. The base was done using Berry Burst cardstock, and I added a little softness with a little Sweet Sugarplum ribbon from my stash. I love this soft color, but it will be gone soon so I have stocked up on the ink refill, cardstock and ribbons.

I am linking this card to two challenges this week, the SUO Challenges blog, since I used only Stampin' Up products and Stamp Ink Paper's Color It Challenge. This week's challenge is coloring. The design team has posted a couple of pretty sweet cards on their blog, so head on over and take a look at their amazing creations.

If you stopped by to visit or peek at my card today, please leave a little love in the comments section. Enjoy your Sunday!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Sunday Stamps: Rectangle Love

Hi Stampers! Today I am playing along with the Sunday Stamps challenge Rectangle Love.
Today's card uses all supplies from Stampin' Up! I chose to make it a birthday card because who can't use a birthday card?

Here is my recipe:
Basic Black Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Paper Pumpkin Clear Stamps (from my stash)
Petal Passion DSP
Petals and More Thinlit Dies
Stamps: Express Yourself (SU)

Here are a couple more pictures:
I used more of the dies from Petals and More on the inside to turn this into an easel card.

I love the contrast of the black cutouts on the white background. I don't love using the photopolymer stamps but this greeting is gorgeously detailed. 

Thanks for stopping by today. Please leave a little love on my post!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Sending a Little Sunshine


Recently I have found time to return to my love of stamping. I have dug out some of my old stamp sets and dies and added some new goodies to my collection. Today I am sharing a card I recently made to send to a friend who needs a little cheering up. I believe I used some Bashful Blue and So Saffron, as well as Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding paper and ink from Stampin' Up!, as well as irridescent glimmer paper, also from Stampin' Up! The dies used for this project come from the Rainbow Builder set, as well as the Petals and More Thinlit Dies.

This particular card was inspired by one I saw by Lauren at the Crafty Little Peach. I love how she uses white layers on her projects.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek. Don't forget to leave a little love!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Make A Wish Pennant Birthday & Project Life Club Call

Hi Stampers!
It had been awhile since I have updated my stamp collection, so a few weeks back I took advantage of SAB and stocked up on some things to keep me busy for a bit! Here is my first creation using the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set. Here is a list of the supplies I used to create this card:
Chalk Marker
Jet Black Stayz-On Ink
Cherry Cobbler Ink
Coastal Cabana Ink
Midnight Muse Ink (if you didn't get this yet, sadly it's sold out!)
Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details
Essentials Wooden Elements
Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack
Scallop Tag Topper Punch
Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Cherry Cobbler
White Stampin' Chalk Marker
This is a great card to add to your masculine card collection. It's sometimes hard to come up with ideas that aren't too girly!

Now on to the Project Life Club Details...this club meets once a month, on the last Tuesday of each month beginning May 27th @ 7:00pm. Each month you will complete a page using one of the templates from the Project Life 12x12 photo pocket pages. Each month we will assemble a page (into) the pockets and stamp an additional project. The club will run for 5 months - May through Sept. There is a minimum order of $30 for each month, and each member will receive the hostess benefits once during the course of the club.
Sound like fun? Email me to confirm your space! katherinerock@live.com

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Watercolor Backgrounds

Hi Stampers! Today I am sharing a card I made recently using the Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards & Envelopes. I love how easy it is to put together a card in a jiffy using this card kit, with almost no preparation at all. I used my clear block to create a watercolor background on a piece of Whisper White card stock that I had in my scrap basket. Can I tell you that it was so quick and easy? You can view a tutorial showing you how to use this technique here.

Thanks for stopping by today!



Friday, April 18, 2014

I'm back!

Hi Stampers! These past months have been a bit of a whirl wind for me - and they have sure flown by quickly! But with all  the hours I have dedicated to work this past school year (more than I ever imagined possible!) I have decided that I need a little creativity back in my life. At work this week, I needed to leave a little something for a coworker. I like finding treats that are not edible, and after seeing these cute treat holders with chocolate eggs everywhere, I decided to make some with lip balms. Here's the result:
Hope you like them! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Come To My Party!


Hi Stampers! I am excited to share this card with you this week, I just adore these little animals, and the shading on the stamps make it so easy to add a bit of depth to my colored image. For something a little different I even added cute little birthday candles on the side. I'm keeping my post short today, and sadly it will be my last for a few weeks as I took a  pretty hard fall this past week and fractured my arm fairly close to my shoulder. I'll be back as soon as I can though, in the meantime I plan to enjoy the crisp fall weather we're having!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Party Time!


Hi Stampers! Are you ready for the party?? This week I used the Birthday Cake image from Chi Chi Memories September Release - Party Time. This sure is a fun stamp set, with Candace and Jordy all dressed up for what looks to be a pretty fancy tea party! I needed a birthday card this week, so I used this image from the set. 

I colored the main image with my Spectrum Noir markers and then used my Silver Smooch Spray to give it a little glimmer. I'm not a huge fan of Smooch Spray, but it sure looks great in person on this design. It added just the right amount of shimmer! I used my Distressed Dots background stamp and Wisteria Wonder ink from SU on the background. I love the way the silver cord looks paired up with the Smooch Spray! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!



Sunday, September 1, 2013

We're Back at School!


Hi Stampers! We were back at school this past week, and I can't believe I forgot to schedule my post! Eeek!! Well if you're looking for excuses, I have a pretty good one as once again and for the second year in a row, I started the school year at a completely new school where I had to set up my classroom from scratch. While it's always hard to say goodbye to the children I spend so much time with it's always exciting to welcome in a whole new class, and this year I am teaching First Grade for the first time since I was a student teacher, and I'm not sure I have ever worked as hard as I have these past two week! I normally don't share much personal information on my blog, but it's been a pretty exciting past few weeks - I accepted the offer to teach just a week before we had to be back at school. I just wanted to share my exciting news with you!!

In celebration of another new school year, for or my Design Team submission this past week, I used the Hello Girl and paired her up with some back to school inspired paper from Jillibean Soup. I just love these crisp colors that remind me of fall. I kept my design simple and clean, and added an apple that I paper pieced from the background paper as a little touch to the bottom corner. I also popped Candace's head with some foam dots to add a little dimension. She reminds me of a little girl I know.

Thanks for stopping by today, and have a great weekend!




Sunday, August 25, 2013

Aloha Friday Challenge #6 Mid-Inspiration

Hi Stampers! It's time for another Aloha Friday Challenge card. This is my Mid-Inspiration design for Challenge #6, Birthday!

I stepped out of my comfort zone by playing with my new purple marker set a little bit. Purple and chocolate do look yummy together, don't they? Of course it's no secret that lime green is my favorite color every and I think it made a nice background for this birthday card.

I hope my readers will forgive me for making such a basic design this week. I gave myself a bad case of tendonitis in my hand - stupid smart phone! - and almost had to call out sick on this one! I'm on the mend though and I'll be back in a few days to share another fun card.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I Got Your Back!


Hi Stampers! If you're like me, you probably have friends how always have your back and I used this image from I Got Your Back to make a card that's perfect for giving to one of those friends! This is an adorable image that's sold as a single digi-stamp or part of the Friendship Stamp Set at the Chi Chi Memories store here!

This week I used my basic Spectrum Noir pens in Browns, Purples, and Pale Hues for all my coloring. I layered papers from my Crate Paper Snow Day 6x6 pad for the background of my card and used a Framelit Label Die to cut out the bottom of my tag. I have the pretty, sparkly buttons in my stash and I paired them up with some silver cording I found in Target's dollar bin. I used some tutorials on the Spectrum Noir blog as a guide for my skin tones and hair. 

I hope you like my card, thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Happy Birthday Badge


Hi Stampers! I'm back this weekend with a Birthday Badge I made for the Aloha Friday Challenge #6 Inspiration using the Happy Birthday Kitty image from Kitty Bee Designs. In case you haven't guessed, our theme this week is Birthdays.

I printed this kitty image onto Bazzill Coconut Cardstock and then punched it out using my 2 1/2" Circle Punch. I layered it onto a SU Basic Gray scalloped circle cut from my Bigz Die and added some 1 1/2" Pink Pirouette Grosgrain Ribbon and a pin backing to make the badge. I colored the image using Spectrum Noir markers and added some SU Dazzling Details to the brim of her little Birthday Hat. It blended perfectly with the no so dry markers to make sparkly pink fluff.

You have time to play along with the Aloha Friday Challenge here. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

For You







Hi Stampers! I am excited to be getting back into a stamping mode once again after taking a little personal break. I am just loving this image from the mini stamp set For You, part of the August release of three mini stamp sets at Chi Chi Memories. I used this week's Unscripted Sketches Flashback Summer Sketch #92 for my inspiration:


Do you love this apple paper as much as I do? I am drawn to the fall feel of this Jillibean Soup paper collection called Apple Cheddar Soup. Maybe it's the teacher in me, but it's been my go-to paper all summer long, maybe because I've stocked up for the fall, or maybe it's just 'cause the other side is so beautiful too!



I finished up the front of my card with these adorable sequins - I like to think of them as sprinkles, or little Jimmies for my cards! These things have been in my craft supplies for years and why we never realized how great they look on a card before now is beyond me!

Thanks for stopping by!




Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Pink Sweetness


Hi Stampers! I have a fun card to share with you this week that I made using an image from Chi Chi Memories August Release stamp set called Friendship! I thought this was a perfect card for a teaching team mate as we're getting ready to return to school around here. All my teacher friends seem a little sad to be ending their summer vacations in just a couple short weeks!

I'm glad you stopped by today to peek at my card! You can get a copy of these adorable images for yourself if you head on over to the Chi Chi Memories store. Here's a peek at what's included in this set of images:



Thanks for stopping in. Don't forget to stop by the Chi Chi Blog for more inspirational cuteness!


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Jordy's Diving For Fun


Hi Stampers! This week I used the image of Jordy diving to create my card for Chi Chi Memories.I combined two images from the Splash of Fun Stamp Set for the focal point on my card. You can get a copy of these images for yourself from the Chi Chi Memories online store.



I used Spectrum Noir markers from the Pale Hues Collection and the Brights Collection to color the images.Then I cut the little banner from my white cardstock, and colored it with my IB3 marker. I love how it made the banner look as though it was printed onto blue card stock, with no water lines whatsoever. You have to love a good marker! My background papers is from Simple Stories, and the twine and button are from SU, and the card stock base is from Bazzill.

I am entering this into:

Thanks for stopping by, and make sure you hop on over to the Chi Chi Memories Blog to see what the other fabulous DT Members have cooked up this week!