Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Is it too late?

Is it? Has Santa already made his list?? Uh oh.....just in case, I'd better start watchin' myself!

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I paired Cuddles Kuma, from Ildi Company, with Sprinkles from Cat's Pajamas. Sprinkles shares the same attitude as my kitty, Scrap. Isn't Cuddles CUTE?? He really looks like he's hoping to get in on the good graces, but trust me....Sprinkles is NOT the one you should worry about impressing!

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Just another view from a slight angle to better see the dimension. I used a cuttlebug folder on the red cardstock (Pebbles) and stitched around it in green on my Janome, layered over Gina K's London Fog luxury cardstock card base. Patterned paper is Basic Grey. I stamped Sprinkles in the tree from the Deck the Halls set in StazOn on a paint chip from WalMart. I colored all of the tree decorations with Smooch! (love this stuff), and glittered up the tree in frosty winter diamonds using Stickles. I added a few rhinestones and the sentiment from Cat's Pajamas, cut with my Nestabilities Fancy Tags.

Hope you enjoyed this project. Don't forget to see more from Ildi Company's design team by clicking my team members' links on the upper left of my blog. See you again soon!

Ta for now, ~ky

Monday, September 28, 2009

Happy Day!

I need one! Mom always told me about the power of positive thinking, and so I am!

Thinking my way to a happy day. So...I made this card for ME. Yep, no postage!

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What do you think? This is Racy Randyne from Sunshine Stamps and you can get her from our NEW STORE!!! Check it out! We have some fun things planned, including a blog hop on October 17th! I do hope you'll save the date and join us for fun and prizes!

Ok - off to do some more work on creating that happy day here! Have a blast!

Ta for now, ~ky

Recipe: cardstock, Bazzill, patterned paper Basic Grey; rhinestones Doodlebug; butterfly felt ribbon, Making Memories; mats, Nestabilities in my Cuttlebug; coloring with prismacolor pencils and Copic markers; ink, Memento, sentiment, Unity Stamp Co.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Remembering Mollie

Yes, our hearts are heavy, broken even. But we want to focus on the love and the happiness Mollie shared in our home. She was an unwanted puppy who had been confined to the backyard with little interaction with people. She was 1.5 years old when we got her. I still remember the first time we took her out to the woods for a romp. It was very obvious she'd not been out. She was like a little kid on their first trip to a candy store. So sweet...

She would run, all out, until she just crashed. Then she'd sleep all the way home and most of the afternoon.

She was such a sweetie. If she'd been a mom, she would have gotten Mom of the Year honors. She mothered everything, even our bearded dragon, Oscar. Let me tell you, he was hard to mother!! She also mothered 3 kittes and 2 bunnies (when they would let her). She never met another pup that she didn't love. She had two boyfriends who will miss her. And two very sad parents who were looking forward to so much more. Thank you all for the condolences you've already shared. I just need to have space to remember her. She made me mad on occasion (like any child), but I never intended for something like this to happen.

We miss you, beautiful sweet girl. You were so loved.

Ta for now, ~ky

Friday, September 25, 2009

FFF, You Are My Sunshine

It's a beautiful day here! Today's voluntary theme is to make something relating to kids. I sang "You are my sunshine" to my son almost every night when he was small. It's our little sweet nothing.

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I love Unity's stamps. They go together so easily! And there's always the perfect something for that moment you want to commemorate. There are 49 other blogs to visit today, so I'll not babble on too much. Please check out Angela's blog and the Unity Store for specials and all the other wonderful projects the customers have to share!

Ta for now! ~ky

Recipe: Cardbase, Bazzill; Cardstock, blue, SU!; Cardstock, sand, Gina K; Patterned Paper, Creative Imaginations; Inks, Versamark & SU!; gold embossing powder, Ranger; rhinestone, Doodlebug; buttons, Basic Grey and Cat's Pajamas.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Children are Precious

A friend of mine, Katie Cotton of Paper Makeup Stamps, recently lost a dear college friend. That friend had recently given birth to a daughter, Madelyn. They need YOUR help. Please, even $5 is important in the care of this premature child who's lost her mother. Give what you can and from your heart.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Halloweenies are here!!

It's almost October! I love fall - I love halloween, too! I'm excited by all the cool, neat things that are coming out for papercrafting for fall and halloween. Can't wait to get my hands on some of that stuff! So, in honor of the upcoming season, I made a card celebrating halloween and one of my favorite things about that event: all the personalities you see!

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This image is Halloweenie Scarecrow by Ildi Company. She has released several new images for halloween and Thanksgiving. I hope you'll stop by the store and check out the new stuff. There's a sale of 10 images for $20! We also have an new challenge blog where you can play to win free images! Check it out - Ildi Co Challenge blog. Now, the other team members are sharing their projects with the new images. Stop by all the blogs and get some inspiration!

Ta for now! ~ky

Recipe: Chocolate chip cardstock (Gina K), green textured paper (SEI), ribbon (Offray, Gina K), cuttlebug folder with cateye gold ink, sentiment (Unity), ink (Unity, Memento dew drops), sewing (Janome), border punch (Fiskar's), bling (Basic Grey), coloring (Prismacolor pencils with OMS), background technique (reverse highlight by masking and sponging).

Saturday, September 19, 2009

A year later...

This was taken in mid-December 2008, about 45 days after rescue. See how skinny her face is, and how big her back feet are compared to her thighs?

This was taken mid-June 2009. She's been here about 8 months now. She's finally proportional (although everyone seems think she's huge!), and healthy. Full of life, always ready to play and grunt and have her nose loved.

I know lots of people will credit me with being a really good bunny mom. Really, all we did was bring her in out of the weather, get rid of the pests and worms, and provide her with nutritious food, clean water and love. She did the rest.

Please - think about life from your pet's point of view before you get one. Don't get one if it will spend all day in a cage, or in an empty house. Don't get one if you're not sure you can take care of it, or if you don't know if your recipient will be allowed to have one. It's such a sad project to take in an unwanted, uncared for animal. I pay all my rescues medical needs, food, proper housing, and then there's all the hands-on rehab for an abused psyche or depression.

If you think you want a bunny - I'd be happy to share what all that would entail. There are literally thousands of abandoned pets who deserve a home. Don't shop - Adopt!!

Thanks!!   Ta for now, ~ky

Sunshine Says - Don't Clam Up!

A girlfriend card - Don't Clam UP!! You know who they are, they're the first one to worry when there's nothing new on your facebook page. They pester you about why there's nothing new on your blog. TALK about it!! In Honor of all those BFFs and BGFs out there!

Ta for now, ~ky

Friday, September 18, 2009

Everyday Life as a Friend with Flair

Welcome to Friends with Flair Friday! I know you have seen some really beautiful work today. I love this feature that Angela has to recognize her customers' love of her and her artists' stamps.


All of these images are from the Le Chic Vintage set. I love this set! It's going to be a favorite of my for cards and scrapbooking! I'm looking forward to doing more scrapping. The paper is from My Mind's Eye, and Bazzill cardstock.

To see more beautiful things, head on over to Angela's blog to see the rest of the links to my other Friends with Flair Friday blogs! And don't forget the new challenges, and contests. You can play to win $750 worth of Unity products!

Ta for now! ~ky

Thursday, September 17, 2009

What "makes" Fall??

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For us, it's the fall slate of sports, primarily football, but also hockey. My husband, and my dear friend Lee, are both rabid Denver Broncos fans. They both hale back to the Elway years, the Orange Crush, and all those wonderful memories. I've always enjoyed watching the Broncos, too, but my memories are more recent, and just as historical. Anyone been watching??

Game two of the 2008-2009 season saw a monumental guffaw in officiating that resulted in a rule change for the NFL this season. It's been called the Hochuli Rule, named after the referee that had an historically inappropriate whistling, ending the play, pre-empting use of the challenge rule, and giving Denver the game when it should have been a turnover and a loss. Snark!!

Hochuli is a runner, so Karl and I are a little more familiar with him than some others. Regrettably, he made an error - who hasn't boffed something up at work? However, the NFL has given him another chance and I hope fans will too. He's a very likable guy, and a hard worker.

This season, Hochuli will still be officiating, but Denver's magic continues. They switched coaching staff, half the team and their quarterback. They looked awful in the first game of the season, and were certain to lose with only a couple dozen seconds on the board. After 2 near picks, Orton decided to throw yet again into triple coverage. We watched with fingers splayed over our eyes. To our surprise (and I think everyone else's in the whole football world), Cincinnati decided to play volleyball, and tipped the ball over to Brandon Stokley, who ran it in for a touchdown with 11 seconds to go. Karl's been walking around the house all week, stating, completely out of the blue - Denver's One and Oh!!

I am not happy. Denver swiped my QB from the Bears, and Chicago didn't have near the luck that Denver did. Wah!!! Oh - in case you were wondering - the uniforms for the referees for some of the games this season are this ugly orange. Throwback to their uniforms 50 years ago. No, they aren't orange and blue because Denver paid them off...


Ta for now! ~ky

Recipe: Base Gina K Cardstock, Blue CS, Pebbles, Football paper, misc; Images, Sunshine's Stamp Creations; Sentiment, Gina K.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Queen of Everything

This was FUN. Some of you know I've been having a rough time lately, and I thought I'd forgotten how to STAMP! Oh my!! But... I got back in the studio for just a bit today, and indeed, it was like riding a bike. You never really forget how.

This card was inspired by my kitty, Scrap. She has been reminding me over the past few days about how she is the sun, and we are the planets. She is, as she so plainly stated, QUEEN OF EVERYTHING. C'mon Mom!! Get that machine thingy off MY lap! I wanna lay on you and be worshipped and drool and purr and important stuff like that. NOW. [Can you relate??]

I'm really enjoying my copic class. I'm looking forward to being able to color like an adult instead of like I'm in kindergarten. Heck - there are some kids that can color better than me! I like how this one turned out, however.

Have I mentioned how much I love this line of stamps? This is Maigan Lynn's line of mermaids by Queen Kat Designs. This is part of the fantasy collection, and is featured on the Whimsical Ink Sorority. You should be checking this stuff out, you know.

Alrighty - I should go. The QUEEN is calling me...

Ta for now, ~ky

Recipe: Gina K cardstock (green apple), SU cardstock (pink pirouette), Basic Grey patterned paper, QKD Mad Hatter stamp, Cat's Pajamas sentiment, Offray ribbon, Gina K flower, Robin's Nest dew drop, Cuttlebug flower embossing folder, Memento Dew Drop and tuxedo black inks, Copic markers, and dimensional adhesive.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Etsy Inspired Pinch Hitter!

Hello all my friends in blogdom!! I hope you're having a wonderful start to your weekend! A dear friend of mine and I have been under the weather, and since I'm getting better faster, she asked me to pinch hit for her on the Etsy Inspired Challenge today! Thanks for thinking of me Shannon! Feel better soon, ok? I need someone to pick on!

I LOVE fall, and one of the fun things about fall are all the gorgeous colors. This week's Etsy shop is Pinky's Pet Gear. This is a very cute shop with custom-made collars and leads for your pet. I love the bright patterns and colors they use. There are some skull prints too, which put me in the mood for magic!

Toni from Digi Shack shared some wonderful new images with the team for this weeks projects - this is Lani, the witch. Isn't she adorable??? They have some great stuff at the Digi Shack - go check it out! Thanks, Toni!!

It's so wonderful that EIC is entering YEAR 2 with this challenge (#53)! We had a terrific party last weekend, where we got to meet the beauties behind the AI Factory and SoftPencil. More info is on the EIC Blog, including this week's prizes! YES PRIZES! Just play along!

Please check out the Etsy Inspired Challenge blog for all the wonderful creations by the Etsy Inspired Team, and don't forget to play along! Thanks to everyone for stopping by today.

Ta for now, ~ky

Recipe: base and green cardstock by Gina K; purple cardstock by Bazzill; patterned paper by Basic Grey; parchment white paper by Pebbles; image by Digi Shack, sentiment by My Favorite Things; image colored by hand using smooch, copics and prismacolor pencils; sparkle by Stickles; ribbon by Offray; dew drops by Robin's Nest.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Things with Wings

Happy second Friends with Flair Friday!! I hope you're having a beautiful day. I love this card, because of the colors, and the elevation.

This is a close up of the center. I popped the sentiment up on dimensional adhesive, and sprung the birdie on a wire. I hope you love it! Now, onward with your FFF blog hop!!

This sneak peek is from Ildi Company. We have a whole slate of new images!! Curious? Stay tuned and check back!

Please take a moment to remember 9-11-01. This is the eighth anniversary. Thanks!

Ta for now, ~ky
Recipe: cardstock, Bazzill; patterned paper, SU!; Prima flowers with a MM flower center and a Boxer flat brad; Offray ribbon, silver embossing powder, prismacolor pencils (birdie), and Robin's Nest dew drops. Unity stamps Birdie Inspiration.

Friday, September 4, 2009


Hello! Welcome to Unity's new customer show, Friends with Flair Friday! I'm so honored to participate, and tickled that Angela is keeping this feature! I'm sure you're seeing a lot of great projects out there. This week, we're featuring Unity Background stamps.

I made this piece to use as an ornament or element on a scrapbook page. Some of you may recall that I have a scrapbook about my Bible studies. This will add to that collection!

Thank you so much for stopping by. I would love to hear what you think about this project, so leave me a comment!

Ta for now, ~ky

Recipe: Pebbles cardstock, miscellaneous tissue paper, stamps - Unity Royal Day, Something Within; ink Versamark and Memento; Perfect Pearls powder, Offray ribbon, Scor-bug.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Need a Lift?

Well, do ya?? This is Frankie Forklift, one of the latest releases from Sunshine's Stamp Creations. He's friendly, he's strong, and he's ready to come to your aid! {click on the picture to see more detail}

In our small town, we have a terrific amount of tourism. Along with that tourism comes a lot of people driving extraordinary distances from home, or driving rental vehicles. Tourism in the desert can be tricky - you can be stranded miles from any help or service coverage.

We have a great family owned business here that really cares about people first. Ramsay's Automotive has a board covered with letters and pictures of people who were so grateful to be plucked from those treacherous areas. I was proud to play several seasons on their softball team. They just are that inspiring, caring and generous in helping people they've never met and may never see again.

So - Frankie's here, on my blog, in recognition of the Ramsay family and all that they do to look after travelers. Thanks, too, to you for stopping by to read about them.

Ta for now, ~ky

Recipe: CS My Minds Eye, SU!; PP Basic Grey; ink - memento; sentiment - Scrapacat; Brad - Basic Grey; Sun image - Unity; dew drops - Robin's Nest, Layout - Card Positioning System #131.

Princess Dreams

I hope some of you participated in the Ildi Co. blog hop on Saturday. No?? Well...for shame! I just love working with these images. They are versatile, yet fun; spunky and sassy! This is one of the newer images, Clownkins Princess. I really enjoyed dressing her up to bring a cheerful thank you to a friend. {you can always have a closer look by clicking the picture}

So....what do you think of this lass? I used the Limelight challenge (use dots and a sketch), the Gina K Stamp TV challenge to sew on your project, and the Digital Tuesday challenge to use lace and pearls. See - she's FAB flexible!

Here's a little closer view of the dimension. I used flower soft in lilac, baby pink and lemon, colored her up with my prismacolor pencils, punched the "lace" with my EK Success border punch, and put a demure pearl at her dress collar.

I hope my princess brings you a smile today. I'll be back later with a new project from Sunshine's Stamps - drop back by!

Ta for now, ~ky

Recipe: CS Bazzill, PP SU!, Stitching Janome, Ink Memento lilac posies, rub-ons Basic Grey, Coloring Prismacolor pencils and OMS, rhinestones Michael's, Sentiment Unity, Smooch (crown), pearl Hero Arts, gold cording Gina K.

Welcome to the Bunny Nest! I host rescued animals in a small in-home setting. Currently, I host 3 bunnies and 2 kitties. These animals will be socialized and housed for the entirety of their lives in my home. They inspire my crafts, and I use any proceeds to pay for their needs. Thanks for visiting!