Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Music of My Heart

Good day!

I love three day weekends! Not just because we have three days to play, but when the new week starts back up it's already Tuesday and that means we're one day closer to another weekend! Yippee!

Over the memorial day weekend I spent a little time crafting and made this card.

How about this for the music lover in your life? I really like to include sheet music in so many of my projects and with this new 'Musical'

digital kit by Polka Dot Pixels, I'll aways have it on my computer to print out anytime in any size I need! How awesome is that?

I just so happened to have the perfect little music note charm for this card! I sell these and other charms in my Etsy shop if you're interested.

For the violin focal point, I first printed out some of the sheet music and then I printed over that with the violin accent. I also used three different Spellbinders

die cuts to make the layered frame.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look see at my latest project. I hope you enjoy your week. How hot will it be in your neck of the woods? We're expecting upper 90s all week! Feels like August! Stay cool and crafty! ;) Kathy

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Magic Box


Are you having a fabulous Memorial Day weekend? I can't complain! We went grocery shopping this morning...I LOVE shopping at Whole Foods. All the organic and local produce...I could go on and on, but I'll spare you the details! ;) Oh, today's a great day too because I got a box of goodies from Two Peas in a Bucket! Yum...new patterned paper and Copic markers to play with!

Speaking of boxes...I have a scrapbook page share about a special box Christopher got for Easter. The Easter bunny left him a Lego airplane kit that he was thrilled and surprised to get. He usually gets candy and a smaller toy.

Here's Christopher and his dad checking out the pictures on the box. Christopher loves to see how many pieces the kit contains and examine the box thoroughly before he opens it!

I used a lot of fun goodies for this page so I'll list them at the end of the post...most items can be found at Two Peas in a Bucket. I used lots of tags, stars, and accents I had in my stash.

I added hand stitching and even a piece of cardboard box. I found some that's ready to use on Etsy at The Funkie Junkie so I didn't have to spend time peeling apart a box myself.

I love all the vintage style cards that October Afternoon creates and these two worked perfectly for this page!

Well, I'm going to take off and work on a card using another digital kit from Two Peas. I'll be back to share that with you soon. Until we meet again, enjoy! :) Kathy


Patterned Paper:  Crate Paper
Alphabet Cards:  October Afternoon
Green Alpha Stickers:  October Afternoon
Boarder Punches:  Fiskars & Martha Stewart
Star Die Cut:  Papertrey Ink
Jute:  Papertrey Ink
Smiley Face Badge: American Crafts
Wood Stars:  Studio Calico
Corrugated Box Sheets:  Etsy
Manilla Tags:  Office Supply
Round Red Button:  Doodlebug Designs
Acrylic Airplain Accent:  Oriental Tranding Co.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Give a Little Whistle


Boy oh boy is parenting kicking my butt lately! And crafting is giving me something to enjoy while we (hubby and I) wait out the storm! Ever have those times? I hope there's a lot of nods and raised hands so I don't feel I'm the only one! ;)

Anyway, here's a scrapbook page I really enjoyed playing around with. I used an awesome new Two Peas in a Bucket digital kit called 'Give a Little Whistle'

by Hazel Olive Designs.

This is my girl Cleo and I knew this kit would be perfect for a page about her. She's a conure and a talkative one at that. She'll say "What are you doing? I'm cleaning the cage!"

I adore the accents in this kit! The above 'External Parts of a Bird' accent is perfect! And below, check out that adorable flock of feathered friends!

I used some Spellbinders

dies to make the frame for those cute birds and for the title pictured below. I love shaped edges and used three Fiskars border punches.

As usual, I added hand stitching.

Oh and I added buttons. I love buttons! And Doodlebug

makes the best!

In the middle of all this scrappy goodness is Cleo! Isn't she beautiful? She's such a sweetie. An ornery sweetie sometimes! See the tip of that beak...she gets me good with that little machete sometimes!

Well, I hope you enjoyed my page share!


White Card Stock:  Bazzill Basics
Grey Card Stock:  Doodlebug Designs
Digital Kit:  Give a Little Whistle - Hazel Olive Designs
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders
Die Cut Tags & Photo Corner:  Quickutz
Heart Die Cut:  My Favorite Things
Buttons:  Doodlebug Designs
Jute:  Papertrey Ink
Foam Letters:  American Crafts
Border Punches:  Fiskars

Monday, May 23, 2011

I Love to Read

Top of the day to you!

I hope you had a sensational weekend whatever it is you did. I had a very relaxing Sunday after my fun junk hunt I talked about on Saturday. I finished a scrapbook page that I was working on yesterday.

I finally created a page about reading. I LOVE to read and I almost always have a book in progress. I just finished reading 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' and it great! It's about how one women's cells helped scientists discover new treatments, vaccines and cures. I'm now reading, 'House Rules' about a teenage boy with Asperger's. So far so good.

This page was so much fun to put together with so many different products and manufacturers. I listed them at the end of the post because there are so many.

I went a little crazy with the hearts!

On the reverse side of the page I attached a list of books I've read in recent months. I think it'll be fun to look back at this list one day. Which books will I still remember?

Summer is arriving in our neck of the woods today with a forecast of 93 degrees! It's supposed to be in the 90s all week! Time for watermelon, tank tops and flip flops! Enjoy!


Heart Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Stitched Calendar Paper:  Ki Memories
Kraft Card Stock:  The Paper Outlet
Peapod Green Card Stock:  Bazzill Basics
Library Card Stamp:  Papertrey Ink
Jute:  Papertrey Ink
Heart Die Cut:  My Favorite Things
Buttons:  Making Memories
'Reading' Journaling Card:  October Afternoon
Border Punches:  Martha Stewart
Corrugated Alphas:  Jillibean Soup
Kraft Tag:  Martha Stewart
Tiny Tags:  Quickutz Die
Photo Corner:  Quickutz Die
Tree Badge:  American Crafts
White Rub-On Letters:  Doodlebug
Polka Dot Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Circles Embossing Folder:  Quickutz
Millinary Flowers: Etsy
Corner Rounder:  EK Success

Sunday, May 22, 2011

You're Out of This World


How's your weekend going so far? Hope it's been a good one. Yesterday I went to our local flea market and it turned out to be much more than a flea market! There was a little fair going on, a farmer's market and an expo. I don't even know the half of it, except that it was incredibly busy! And people were not in a good mood in the parking lot! lol!

Well, I really enjoyed my flea market treasure hunt and found a really cool little 1940 Kenmore blender. The motor of this little gadget is housed in the lid and you attach it to a Glassbake container and plug it it. No switches, no speeds, just plug it in and it starts whirling away! It's funny that it only holds three cups! Great little treasure! I'll be adding it to my vintage shop on Etsy this week if you're interested in seeing what it looks like.

Anyway, I have a card share for you today. I always get a little giddy when I create a masculine card that's half way decent looking since I don't do very many of them. Ask my hubby, he gets cards with flowers bows and ruffles all the time!

This is a hybrid card I put together with a new digital kit from Two Peas in a Bucket called 'Discovery'

by Polka Dot Pixels.

This awesome background patterned paper and map accent are just a sampling of the Discovery kit. I inked the edges of both to get the distressed look.

A little hand stitching, a sentiment, a Making Memories metal embellishment and the jute and seam binding were added. That's it! Easy!

This morning I'm working on a scrapbook page. An everyday type of page. It's fun playing...so relaxing. I can't wait to share it with you. Hope you have a lovely Sunday! Kathy

Friday, May 20, 2011

Rock Garden


It's shaping up to be a glorious day! We've had such a wonderful spring this year. Throughout April and May the weather has been just lovely. Not like some years when we've skipped over spring and headed straight into summer's hot temperatures. That will happen next week when the forecast calls for 90s!

Well, I have a fun scrapbook page to share with you today. Recently our son created a project that required the use of his dumptruck. He loves to push that truck around, ever since he got it for his fifth birthday five years ago! He'll help his dad by carting away trimmings and he takes away a load of weeds for me! He decided that his dump truck needed to haul large rocks from the back yard to the front and created what looks to me like a rock garden.

This is actually a hybrid page. The papers and some of the accents are from a fabulous new digital kit at Two Peas in a Bucket called 'Discovery'

by Dianne Rigdon.

I LOVE this map paper and the numerous phrases included in this kit!

These awesome corrugated title letters are from Jillibean Soup

, the border punch is from EK Success and the gray letter stickers are American Crafts.

I used the Silhouette

to cut out these pretty butterflies and added the must have hand stitching. I love the way this page turned out...the soft colors are so pretty!

Well, I'm off to play some more with paper and glue! I hope you have a terrific weekend! Lots of graduations and fun things going on! Enjoy! :) Kathy

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Hey Ya'll!

Can you tell I'm blogging friom the south? ;)

I have a scrapbook page share for you this morning. A couple weeks ago I went to the Liberty Antique Festival in North Carolina and created this block design scrapbook page with a bunch of photos from the day.

'Twas a great day to  junk hunt and there was plenty to see! I went with my dearest friend Audrey...she's in the group of photos.

Most of the die cuts and sticker accents are from the  Emma's Shoppe

line from Crate Paper. I threw in a Cosmo Cricket patterned paper and I believe the text background is from My Mind's Eye.

I inked the edges of everything to give the page a vintage feel. I also added some hand stitching and some super cool Jillibean Soup

corrugated alphas....love those letters!

Before I run, I have to share some exciting news! Speaking of Audrey, she just called to inform me that she's going to be a new mama soon and that makes me a new Auntie! But it's not the kind of baby you might be thinking about. She's going to be mama to this sweet little boy! He's a hedgehog.

Is he adorable or what?!?! Oh my what a sweet little guy! I can't wait to hold this little fellow! And guess what else? I get to baby sit him for three weeks! Yep! Audrey and her kids will be visiting family in California soon after they adopt their little dude, but they know he'll be living it up here like it's the Four Seasons Hotel! I'll have to blog about his visit so Audrey and her kids can see what their baby is doing each day and so you can see him too! :)

Okay, enought critter talk...for now! ;) Hope your day is swell! :) Kathy

Monday, May 16, 2011

Flowers for Mama

Good Day!

I put together a scrapbook page this weekend that I'd love to share with you. My husband and son gave me the sweetest Mother's Day flowers last weekend and I created this page with pictures of them! The tulips my husband gave me are already gone and the Lego tulips from my son could accidentally wind up with the rest of his gazillion Legos one day. With this page, the memories will last forever!

I used mostly Emma's Shoppe

papers and embellishments for my page. I love that there was a patterned paper with faux book titles and one was 'Flowers for Mama!' How perfect was that for my  page title!

I'm really digging the new My Favorite Things die cuts that I used to make the felt flowers!

I layered some of the Emma's Shoppe stickers for dimensional accents. I got to have texture! :)

I created this flag embellishment with a wood skewer from the kitchen and card stock.

Guess what? I have another share for today! I have a hybrid card to show you that I created with a new digital kit from Two Peas in a Bucket.

This super sweet little girls image is from the 'Circle of Friends'

kit by Polka Dot Pixels.

As always, Polka Dot Pixels packs their kits with so many beautiful coordinating papers, embellishments and vintage images!

As you can see, I inked my paper edges, added some dry embossing and stitching. That's it, super fast and fun!

Well, I hope you all have a terrific start to your week! Thanks for stopping by! :) Kathy

Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger Bloopers


Is your blog host Blogger? Had you noticed there wasn't any Blogger access throughout the day yesterday? And this morning too? Did you have a post just vanish into cyber space? I did! My 'May Flowers' post just disappeared! Poof! Gone! Without a trace! Before it went missing I had a comment from one from my friends, Virginia, who said she had a similar post title. So, Virginia knows I'm not crazy, that I had a post up here! And my hubs said he has my post on his Google Reader. Where oh where did my little post go? Apparently Blogger is working to restore all Thursday's posts...according to Google Reader. So, I'll wait to re-post my post.


Would you like to leave a comment on your blogger status? Have you had a similar issue? Were you involved in a blog hop? Wouldn't that be a mess!?!?! :) Kathy

Thursday, May 12, 2011

May Flowers


Have you popped by to see something crafty? Cool, than I wont disappoint you! ;)

I made this hybrid card yesterday to share with you.

One of my favorite paper crafters, Melissa Phillips, created this swatch background design with a Papertrey Ink die cut that screamed to be lifted! ;) I think it's perfect for showing off pretty coordinating papers like those in this 'Plant a Garden'

kit from Chrissy W of Two Peas in a Bucket.

I'm crazy about the file folder labels included in this kit along with the assortment of gardening phrases!

What do you think of this flower? Oh my heavens! It was created with a brand new die from My Favorite Things! Another favorite tool! We crafters have the best tools, don't we?!?!

Lastly, I used a Tim Holtz Memo Pin

for the Maya Road Kraft Calendar, some rick rack from my stash along with some jute from Papertrey Ink.

I had fun making this card! Actually, I've been in a creative zone lately. Hope you enjoyed my share and have a fabulous day! :) Kathy
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