Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Over the Moon!

OK, yesterday I started wishing I was on the moon! They literally ripped up the entire road that goes along the side of our house (we're on the corner). They are doing work under the road for water problems (flooding from rain, ect) and are going to be ripping up about 10 feet off the edge of our yard, driveway and sidewalk. :( I'm bummed about this to say the least, but than the noise from the jackhammers yesterday was almost unbearable! They'll be outside my window for a few months, but at least it's a little quieter today. Anyhow, moving on!!!

I just LOVE this Over the Moon set from Queen Kat! SO cute! The images are a really nice size to be used on cards as well as scrapbooking. The rocket is so great and fabulous for boy cards. The Over the Moon sentiment is part of this set as well. I decided to make a quick, fun card using a kit from a card kit swap from months ago. The orange paper had an image stamped on the opposite side that I didn't want to use, so instead I just flipped it over and stamped the sentiment on it and cut out. I found a scrap of green that coordinated with the PP and stamped the Rocket image and cut out.
I also added a little crystal Stickles to the Rocket window, wings & flames, just enough so it's still "boyish". I hand cut the "moon" and ran it through the Cuttlebug.
With no coloring, this card came together super quick! And adorable to boot, I think!

Have a great day!
Hugs - Kelly

Saturday, April 25, 2009

PTI April Blog Hop!!!

Time for the April PTI Blog Hop! Yay! So much fun to see what everyone comes up with when faced with the same challenge. Here's this months challenge:

April Blog Hop

Lauren has already built an amazing array of printable templates in our store. Almost a reference library of sorts. Thousands of you have downloaded these amazing resources and have expressed how much you love them! Now's your chance to show us what you can do with them! Your challenge is to create a project using one of the Timeless Templates, any one of your choice. If you haven't tried them yet, there are some available for free
HERE. Get really creative and put a new spin on one of the more basic designs. Use this as an opportunity to make a gift for someone special, just because. This would be the perfect opportunity to get out one of those new stamp sets that have yet to see ink! Have fun and play! We look forward to seeing your results!

I decided to use the purse template to make a Mother's Day package. Great to fill with a little gift or candy. I like to put a little different spin of my own on any template I use, so for this one I decided to use acetate for the main purse portion and added a cute scallop border to the front flap.

Thanks for stopping! Hope I provided some with inspiration! :) Can't wait to see what everyone else came up with!
Hugs - Kelly

Stamps: PTI; Friends til the End, Mother
Paper: PTI; white, Ocean Tides, Sweet Blush
Ink: PTI; White, Ocean Tides, Dark Chocolate
Ribbon: PTI; Ocean Tides, Sweet Blush
Embellishments: Button (PTI Sweet Blush), Word flower (Heidi Grace), Crochet flower (Imaginense)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Queen Kat Designs Blog Hop!!!

Hello! If you came to me from Maria, great! If not, start back at the QKD blog and start from there. Today's challenge was paper piecing. I LOVE to paper piece! It's a great easy way to add patterns and colors to designs and it's also great for people who don't like to color. (Not me, but I know some don't like to!) :) I used today's SCS sketch challenge for my card:

I used the new Just Chillin Teen (boys) line of paper from Making Memories and I love how it worked with that cute QKD guitar from the Make Me Happy stamp set! The circle of stars is also from QKD Over the Moon stamp set.
Thanks for stopping!
Hugs- Kelly

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Pez-A-Doodle Blog Hop Release #2!!!

Yeah! I LOVE today's new release so much and I know you will, too! I can't wait to see what is still to come in this new series of stamps! The guesses were getting pretty darn good for this release, so I hope you're all excited to finally see the real deal! You should have found me from Julia's Blog, if not, make sure to check hers out, too for another project with this great stamp.
Introducing... Princess Cleo!!!

Is she the cutest or what!?!? LOVE her! Ok, now remember Princess Cleo will be available as a digital image for 3 days only, than it's rubber only! (Personally, I think you should get both because she's just too cute!) :)
I'll be sharing some more of Princess Cleo in the next few days, as well as the other new releases, as soon as I get a very painful tooth taken care of Monday :( So, please stop back to see more than!

Now, please hop onto my beautiful, talented friend Ashley's blog to see her sure-to-be fabulous Princess Cleo project! And please, comment & let me know what you think so far!
Hugs- Kelly

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Day 2 Pez-A-Doodle New Release Hint!

Welcome! I'm so excited about this release, I cannot wait for you to see it in all it's glory! :) Again, this will be the first in a new series of stamps. Just from this first image, I know I'm going to love them all! With that being said, here's my hint at this great new release:

Ok, I know this is kind of a tough hint, but I think when you add it to yesterday's hint, it will start to point you in the right direction! :)

Remember to leave a comment with your guess of this new release for a chance to win a free digital image!
We'll be revealing our projects with this new release on Sunday, so please stop back!
Hugs- Kelly

Pez-A-Doodle New Release!!!

Just a quick note to say the first of the Pez-A-Doodle new releases is up today! Yay!!! Go check out the Pez-A-Doodle blog to see the new set in action and links to the other girls projects. I'll be back to share a project with this adorable new stamp later! Also, tomarrow I will have a hint posted for the next new release! Can't wait!

Monday, April 13, 2009


OK, there's no cake...but there is a party! :) Today starts sneak peaks for some new stamp lines over at Pez-A-Doodle Designs! You are going to LOVE them! Start the sneak peak hunt over at Catherine's blog & go from there. Also, you'll have a chance to win a digi image of the new release just by leaving comments on the blogs, how cool is that!? The first two sneak peaks are the first stamps in two new series for Pez-A-Doodle. I'll be sharing my sneaks in a few days and I can't wait! I really love all the new stamps and I think you will, too.
So keep your eye out the next 3 days for hints and after that you'll see the actual images & some great sample work! And don't forget, you can have a chance to win one of the images in digi form for FREE!
Have fun!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Unity HIP HOP Hangover!

Today is Unity HIP HOP Hangover! Make sure to stop by Angela's blog and check out the list of participants, lots of great stuff from some great girls!
For today's challenge post I used this weeks SCS sketch challenge along with Unity stamps for HHH, of course. I had to use some stickles on those sweet little strawberries!

Lots going on today, make sure to check out the other Pez-A-Doodle girls to see what challenge they completed this week.
There's an ATC party going on today on the Queen Kat Designs blog with some new stuff & fun!
Stop back later for some more projects! Have a great weekend!
Hugs - Kelly

Cardstocks: PTI
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co. (March KOTM)
Accessories: Fiskars border punch, stickles, jewels (HS), ribbon (PTI)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

HIP HOP Thursday!

Today is another Unity HIP HOP Thursday & an adorable new release tree stamp - too cute! One of today's challenges was "Unity Anytime", to create a card/project for any occasion. I decided to make gift tags for my kids (as I was making them, I decided to use them on their Easter baskets). All of them use the same stamps "Love Ewe" and Shelby's tag also uses the distressed hearts background.
I used TH distress inks for the edges of tags. And those cute little squares on Shelby's are the new Pez-A-Blings of course! :)
Stop back tomarrow for more eye candy!
Hugs- Kelly

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

It's PDD Wednesday!

Time for another PDD Wednesday! Make sure to hop on over to the other Pez-A-Doodle girls (links down on the left)! For today's post, I wanted to use this CUTE Pez-A-Doodle set! So adorable! I also wanted to use these great new exclusive embellishments, Pez-A-Blings, they are so fun and come in tons of colors. For the "frosting" on top :) I wanted to use one of this months featured items, so I used the pink Liquid Pearls. Simple, cute and shiny...what could be better!? :)
Have a great day!
Hugs- Kelly

Friday, April 3, 2009

PDD Friday! SCS Sketch Challenge

Today the Pez-A-Doodle girls have posts using a challenge from the week. This card was using this weeks SCS Wednesday sketch challenge. I used Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder to emboss the Pez-A-Doodle Cobblestone background stamp. The other half was run through my Cuttlebug and rubbed over with Distress Ink. For the cute little bundle of joy tag, I simply stamped the sentiment on cardstock, covered the back of a TH Fragment charm with Glossy Accents and stuck it over the sentiment. Than, after drying time, just cut around the outside of the charm and tied onto card. The giraffe is die cut using an exclusive QK die.
Thanks for stopping by, make sure to check out the rest of Pezzy's Playgroup - the whole DT is listed on the left side of my blog!

Hugs- Kelly

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Bright Sunny Day!

It's finally a bright sunny day here after days of rain & snow mixed - yuck! Just wanted to share 2 other cards using some of the CUTE stamps from Queen Kat Designs.
Stop back tomarrow for another new project using some stuff from Pez-A-Doodle!


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Queen Kat Designs New Release Day & Challenge!

***This is my 2nd post today, please scroll down for my PDD Wednesday project! :)

Today is new release day at Queen Kat Designs! There is a challenge using a sketch, you can find the post here: Queen Kat Blog.

This is the sketch to use:

And here's my sample:

Such a great sketch, can't wait to see what everyone comes up with! So go on over the the Queen Kat Blog and check out the fabulous new releases! There is also a bundle deal for all the new releases at 30% off!!! What a deal!


It's my first PDD Wednesday!

It's finally here! My first official PDD Wednesday! I just got my first box of goodies from Pez-A-Doodle, so i'll be playing with lots of new stuff for upcoming posts! Anyhow...for today I wanted to play with some great Tim Holtz products (lots of great TH/Ranger stuff at the Pez-A-Doodle store! I also used some Perfect Pearls in Pearl :) First my project for today:

It's hard to tell from the card pic how awesomely glimmery this is! Here's what it looks like in the light:

Is that great or what!? So here's what I did. First I took my panel of white cardstock and sponged on TH Distress Inks in rows of Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint & Broken China. Then using a mini mister, I put in a good scoop of Perfect Pearls and filled the rest with water. Just leave enough space so you can shake it up. After shaking, I generously sprayed over my entire inked panel. When you do this the paper will curl from being wet, but will lay flat as soon as it starts to soak in.
After allowing some drying time, I stamped the images (clear stamps from Tim Holtz) with Jet Black Archival Ink. I then ran a baby wipe along the edges to dampen them and distressed it just a little. Mount on black card and add washers & brads.
Lots to explain, but really quite an easy project and a big WOW factor with the glimmer from the Perfect Pearls!
Now, head on over to the other PDD design girls, they're all listed on the left of my blog. Lots of great stuff to see!

Hugs- Kelly