Monday, January 31, 2011

Our Creative Corner Challenge

Hi again!

I'm back real quick to share my Our Creative Corner Challenge project. The theme was 3D Valentines. I stewed on this for a few days and yesterday when hubby & I went to the store I seen these huge Kit Kat bars and grabbed 2. Shawn loves Kit Kats so I decided to wrap my Kit Kat and embellish it for him for Valentine's Day! I realize it's alittle too girly but he won't mind. He'll just take the chocolate and run anyways! LOL

Take a look...

Kit Kat Valentine:

Stamps: Seasonal Sentiments, Hugs & Wishes
Ink: Memento Black
Cardstock: Pink Passion, GP White, DSP from Hot Off The Press
Accessories: Heart & Heart Scallop Nestibilities, Martha Stewart Heart Punch, SU Organdy Ribbon, Micheal's Rhinestones, Heart Button, Jolee's Heart Stickers (inside), Scor Tape

I absolutely love this and hope you do too! :)

Ok, that's all for me for now!
The kitchen is waiting!


Hunting Wild Fowl

Happy Monday, friends!

I have another masculine card to share today! This is another one of those old sets that has collected alot of dust over the years because I have hardly ever used it. It's also set # 15 in my challenge to use all my stamp sets in 2011.

I'm really enjoying these masculine cards!

Wild Fowl Card:

Stamps: Wild Fowl(set #15), Sentiment from AMuse
Ink: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, PTI Vanilla, SU Outlaw DSP
Accessories: Circle Nestibilities, EK Success Border Punch, Modern Label & Word Window Punches, Antique Brads, Natural Hemp, 5/8 Chocolate Chip Grosgrain, Dimensionals, Scor Tape

We're in for a wicked winter storm here tonight lasting thru Wednesday. I hope to be back tomorrow as long as our power stays on! Don't forget tomorrow is the first of the month and that means i'll be sharing my February calendars! WooHoo! I'm so excited!

Well, i'm cooking a big ole pot of chicken corn soup to warm us and some chicken salad for sandwiches. Kelsey wants to bake some Red Velvet cupcakes then. Mmmm Sounds good to me!
I'm in the process of working on my OCC Challenge project for this week. I'll be back later to share that so please come on back! :)

Have a great day, everyone & thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Let's Go Fishing

Hi there!

I'm back really quick to share my last masculine card for the day!
It's getting late and my eyes are getting wonky! LOL

Again, I used some old SU designer paper called Treehouse. The cardstock colors are Buckaroo Blue & True Thyme, old SU In-Colors.

Fishing Birthday Card:

Stamps: Fish from DRS Designs, Sentiment from SU, Inside Sentiment unknown
Ink: Buckaroo Blue, True Thyme
Cardstock: Buckaroo Blue, True Thyme, Whisper White, Treehouse DSP
Accessories: Circle Nestibilities, Sm & Lg SU Tag Punches, True Thyme Ribbon, Gold Cord, Gold Brads, Dimensionals, Scor Tape

Alrighty, that's all for me tonight!
Thanks for stopping by & have a good night!

Set Your Sails

Hello & Happy Sunday!

The last few days here in Missouri it has been beautiful! Saturday temperatures hit 75 and boy, I just hated to see the day end. Today, we got a reality check....back to the 30's and walking Fluffy this afternoon those winds were bitterly cold. The next few days now they are calling for rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow. Just a reminder that it is still winter.

I've been working on a card order the last few days and today I had to work on masculine cards. I enjoy making them! I dug out some unmounted stamps and got to work.

I was digging thru old designer papers and just trying to use some of them up but honestly if I was to never buy any more paper i'd have enough to last me 10 years! LOL Next year I think that will be my next challenge....use up designer papers! :)

Set Your Sails Card:

Stamps: Sailboat from Class Act, Sentiment from Inky Antics
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean, White, DCWV Retro Pack
Accessories: Circle Nestibilities, Modern Label Punch, EK Success Wavy Border Punch, Satin Chocolate Ribbon, Cuttlebug Mesh Dots Embossing Folder, Gold Brads, Gold Charm, Scor Tape

I'm off to finish up one last card for the day!
I'll be back shortly to post it then off to bed.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sketch Challenge 317

Hello & Happy Wednesday!

We made it halfway thru the week! WooHoo! I'm looking forward to a fun day ahead! A stamping friend is coming to play a bit. We're are gonna work on our calendars and hopefully we'll get something accomplished! :)

Today is Sketch Challenge day over at SCS and below is the layout and my card samples!
I loved this layout and just may do another card with it later!

Wow, aren't those pictures a whole lot clearer? I took down my lightbox and decided to just try the natural setting of my stamp room and so far i'm pretty happy with it!

Sketch Challenge #317 Card:

Stamps: Tart n Tangy (set #14), A Word for You
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red & Glorious Green SU Markers
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Real Red, GP White, Summer Picnic DSP
Accessories: SU Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Square & Square Scallop Nestibilities, Ribbon from my stash, Dimensionals, Scor Tape

Also, the set Tart n Tangy is set #14 in my quest to make sure all my stamp sets see ink in 2011.

Well, that's all for me right now.
I might be back later with another card for today's challenge, if time permits.
Also don't forget tonight is American Idol night! I enjoyed it alot last week so I won't be missing it this week! :)

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

January ~ Magnolia

Hi there again!

I'm back for a quick post to share my January Magnolia Calendar that I made. I'm making an entire 12 month set with the Magnolia Stamps. The Pure Innocence Girl calendar I sent back home to a friend as I will this Magnolia set once I have it finished. Hopefully, I will get one made for myself too! LOL On the first of each month I will share that month's calendar with you!

January Magnolia Calendar:

Stamps: Magnolia Stamps, Retired SU Set~Simply the Best
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Tempt. Turq., Cool Caribbean, GP White, Tempt. Turq. DSP
Accessories: Rectangle & Rectangle Scallop Nestibilities, Martha Stewart Loopy Border Punch, Silk Metallic Ribbon, Tempt. Turq. Grosgrain, Silver Circle Clip, Silver Beads, Recollections Mini Roses, Dimensionals, Scor Tape

I just love these and hope you do too!
Here is the link where you can download the calendar templates:

Cat's Creative Place

The calendar's i'm making are the 6X6 templates. I added a magnet to the backside of each month to hang on the refridgerator.

That's it for today!
Have a wonderful day!

Color Challenge 307

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Hope you all are doing well.
Yesterday, I took a break from stamping to do some housework, so today i'm back cracking the whip! When I seen today's Color Challenge over at SCS it really stumped me. The colors are: Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red & Elegant Eggplant. I went thru my image box and found this image already stamped off so I went with it. It's a Christmas image from a retired SU set called Wandering Words. Take a look....

I really like my Color Challenge card now that it's completed.
1 card made for the 2011 Holiday season! Woohoo!

Color Challenge #307 Card:

Stamps: Wandering Words
Ink: Soft Suede
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red, Elegant Eggplant, SU Whisper White
Accessories: SU Scallop Trim Border Punch, SU Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Hobby Lobby Snowflake Punch, Silver Circle Clip, Silver Beads, Eggplant Grosgrain, Scor Tape

Hope ya like it too!
That's all for me for now! Thank you for stopping by & have a great day!


Sunday, January 23, 2011


Hello & Happy Sunday!

Today is football day at our house rooting on the home team so before I get lost between watching that & doing laundry I wanted to share with you something i've been working on for weeks! I seen my blogging buddy, Tammi Buck post pictures a few weeks ago of calendars she made and they just sang to me! haha She posted a link to where she found the calendar template and the rest as they say is history! :)

Tammi did her calendars with Penny Black images so I went with the Pure Innocence girls because I have several digi images. So today i'm sharing with you the January calendar. I love the whole 12 month set and I will share them the first day of each month. Alot of time & effort went into these but I soooooo love the end result!

January PI Calendar:

Stamps: PI Digi image, Sentiment from SU The More The Merrier
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Ballet Blue, GP White, Going Gray, DSP from Doodlebug
Accessories: Rectangle & Rectangle Scallop Nestibilities, Snowflakes Nestibilities, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Snowflake Punch from Hubby Lobby, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Silver Beads, Silver Cord, PTI Button, Going Gray Grosgrain, Hot Glue Gun, Dimensionals, Scor Tape

I really like this and I hope you do too!
Thanks Tammi, for sharing yours & the link for the calendars! :)
I'll be back on Feb. 1st with another calendar to share!

Ok, off to watch some football!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!


Friday, January 21, 2011

Owl Always Love You

Hello & Happy FRIDAY!!!!

WooHoo, I'm glad the weekend is upon us! :)
Today my friend Vicki ( came over to play awhile. She sent me a link earlier in the week with these cute little boxes and said "we have to make these"! Well, they were the easiest boxes i've ever made!

You can also go to her blog and check hers out! The link to her blog is posted above.
These were so much fun! Thanks Vicki for sharing them with me! :)

Owl Always Love You Box:

Stamps: Computer Generated Sentiment
Ink: none
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Mambo Melon, unknown DSP
Accessories: SU Two Tags Die, Martha Stewart Heart Border Punch, Melon Mambo Grosgrain, SU Heart Embosslit, SU Heart Punch, SU Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Owl Punch, Googlie Eyes, Dimensionals, Scor Tape

Off to enjoy my Friday night with the family!

Thanks for stopping by & have a good TGIF!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ways To Use It Challenge 306

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Hope your all having a great day so far! I'm up and at it quite early today. Made hubby breakfast before sending him outside in the snow blowing, bitterly cold temps! It's one of those days to stay inside and hibernate! LOL Then got to work on today's Ways To Use It Challenge 306. It was themed Homemade Gradient which means we can use Kaleidacolor Pads for more than one color on our images. There are different ways you can do this but I chose to use my Blue Breeze Kaleidacolor Pad to make it much easier! Since it's snowing here I reached for another set that has been buried under dust for sometime, Snowflake Spot. This is my 13th set used in my personal challenge to see that all my sets see ink in 2011. It's been fun pulling out old sets and showing them some love! :)

I'm hoping we soon get some sunshine around these parts so I can get better pictures!

Ways To Use It Challenge #306 Card:

Stamps: Snowflake Spot( set #13), Warm Words
Ink: Blue Breeze Kaleidacolor Pad, Memento Black
Cardstock: Cool Caribbean, White
Accessories: Tim Holtz Snowflake Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Labels 3 & Circle Nestibilities, Ribbon from Micheal's, Glitter Brad, Dimensionals, Scor Tape

Great card especially for a snow day!
That's all for me today! Bundle up and stay warm where ever you are, folks!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sketch Challenge 316~

Hello & Happy Hump Day!

Hope your day is off to a good start! We've made it half way thru the week but I know the second half of our week is going down hill with snow on the horizon for us here in MO. I know, I shouldn't complain because here we've been pretty fortunate as far as winter weather and yes there's a but coming LOL BUT, I sometimes wish we could skip the winter months and have spring, summer & fall for our 12 months of the year! Wouldn't that be awesome??!!
Anyways, the weather people here are calling for 2-4 tonight into tomorrow with some cold temps to bundle up, friends!

The SCS Sketch Challenge today stumped me a bit this morning till I found the right stamp set to make it happen. Below is the sketch and my samples...

I'm not real happy with my dreary looking pictures but I do like the card!
The stamp set I used is set #12 in my personal challenge to make sure all my sets see ink in 2011!!

Sketch Challenge 316 Card:

Stamps: Just Believe (set #12)
Ink: Baja Breeze, Memento Black
Cardstock: PTI White, Baja Breeze, Parisian Breeze DSP
Accessories: SU Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Silver Dragonfly Brads, Kraft Corduroy Button, Twine, Score Tape

On a personal note....I'm looking forward to the start of American Idol tonight! I haven't watched it in a year or so but i'm excited to see Steven Tyler from Areosmith on it!! :)

Well, that's all for me!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Color Challenge 306~Beautiful Sympathy

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

I'm off to a late start today!
It's sorta gloomy & dreary here so I felt the need to stay in bed this morning with the covers over my head! :)

Anyways, first thing I did was run to my computer to see what today's SCS Color Challenge was. The colors are: Bravo Burgundy, Baja Breeze & Pear Pizzaz. Since I don't have Pear Pizzaz I used Certainly Celery instead. At first these colors stumped me so while I showered I kept thinking what I could do with them. It all played out very well in my mind and sometimes whats in your mind doesn't come out on paper quite as well but i'm happy to say that I do like the outcome once it hit paper! :)

Take a look...

I also used another set in my own personal challenge to make sure all my stamp sets see ink in 2011. This is set # 11.

Color Challenge Card #306:

Stamps: Close As A Memory (set #11)
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Baja Breeze & Certainly Celery SU Markers, Memento Black
Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, White
Accessories: Square & Square Lacey Nestibilities, Martha Stewart Doily Punch, Gold Dragonfly Brads, Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Scor Tape

Hope ya like!

That's all for me for today! Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you all have a great day!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Mojo Monday Sketch #174

Good Morning & Happy Monday!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!
Mine was very low keyed because hubby was dealing with a bit of a cold.

Today, I popped on over to the Mojo Monday Blog to see what was in store for the challenge. Below is the sketch & my card samples...

I'm still in need of Thank You cards so this challenge was perfect for what I had in mind.

Mojo Monday Sketch #174 Card:

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Cardstock: PTI White, Night of Navy
Accessories: SU Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Various Ribbon Scraps, SU Small Star Punch, Computer Generated Penn St. Logo, Dimensionals, Scor Tape

Hope ya like!
I'm sure all the folks from back in PA will appreciate this one! :)
That's all for now! Thanks for stopping by & have a marvelous Monday!


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Happy Birthday, My Friend!

Hello & Happy Saturday!

Hope your Saturday is off to a good start! It's going to be a busy day for us. Kelsey has mid term testing around noon then I have some shopping to do and a walk in the park with Fluffy. So before my day gets away from me I wanted to post this card that I made for a special birthday this past week. My best buddy back home in PA celebrated her ummmm well we won't say what year birthday and this is the card I made her. I know it's safe to post this now as she already received it. :) She loves anything lighthouses!

Happy Birthday Lighthouse Card:

Stamps: Impression Obsession, Sentiment from Verve
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Creamy Caramel, Cool Carribean, PTI White
Accessories: Gold Circle Clip, Ribbon, Scor Tape

Well Deb K., I hope you had a great birthday!
Next year I hope to be back to celebrate with you, ok?

Well, that's all I have for now.
Thank you for stopping by & have a great day ahead!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Free 4 All Challenge #47

Good Morning, Good Morning, Good Morning & Happy TGIF!!!

Today, after popping over to SCS I learned that today's Free 4 All Challenge #47 is themed Texturize! So, we're breaking out the embossing folders which I have grown quite a collection of them in the last few years as i'm sure most of you have! We are required to use 2 or more folders on our projects.

Since i'm still in need of Thank You cards so this challenge came in hand just for that!
I'm also using another stamp set towards my goal of making sure all my sets see ink this year. I used Garden Silhouettes....set #10!

Take a look...

Free 4 All Challenge #47 Card:

Stamps: Garden Silhouettes, Sentiment from Soft Summer
Ink: Memento Black, Bashful Blue & Old Olive SU Markers
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, PTI White
Accessories: Birds n' Swirls & Floral Fantasy Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Kaiser White Pearls, Marina Mist Grosgrain, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, SU Eyelet Border Punch, Dimensionals, Scor Tape

Hope ya like!

I'm outta here for now! Time for breakfast!
Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!!


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Yet Another Butterfly Card

Hi there again!

I'm back with yet another butterfly card for today's Ways To Use It Challenge #305. I also used another set towards my own personal challenge to make sure all my stamp sets see ink this year! :)

Take a look:

I'm thrilled with this one too! Yippy skippy!!!

Ways To Use It Challenge #305 Card:

Stamps: Measure of Life
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: More Mustard, Baja Breeze, PTI White, Bo Bunny DSP
Accessories: Rectangle & Rectangle Scallop Nestibilites, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Gold Butterfly Brad, SU Lac Ribbon, Dimensionals, Scor Tape

Thanks again for stopping by!
Happy Thursday!

Ways To Use It Challenge 305

Hello & Happy Thursday!

Hope your all having a great day so far! I was and still am in sleepy mode today after taking some Benadryl before going to bed last nite. I've been fighting this thing with my sinuses and a cough since I moved to MO. LOL I bet your thinking maybe i'm allergic to MO but no, that's not it! Anyways, I slept in today and feel like going right back under the blankets as soon as i'm finished here but I know I can't atleast till my chili is made for supper! :)

So, today I checked out SCS to see what the Ways To Use It Challenge was. It was themed Butterfly Bliss, so I got right to work!

I am in need of some Thank You cards so that is the direction I went in. Besides butterflies on such a cold & snow covered day sounds wonderful!! :)

Ways To Use It Challenge #305 Card:

Stamps: Thank You Kindly, Inspired by Nature
Ink: Memento Black, Wild Wasabi
Cardstock: Brocade Blue, Wild Wasabi, PTI White, SU Pool Party DSP (retired)
Accessories: Tags Nestibilities, Wasabi Grosgrain, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Recollections Silver Beads, EK Success Wavy Border Punch, Dimensionals, Scor Tape

I hope ya like it! I'm in love with the colors! :)

Also I used 2 more sets today in my personal challenge! Inspired by Nature(#7) & Thank You Kindly(#8)! WooHoo!

Well, that's all for me for now!
Thanks for stopping by & have yourself a great day ahead!


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sketch Challenge 315

Hello & Happy Wednesday!!

Hope your all staying warm across the country! Right now as I type this it is 1 degree here in Joplin! Too dang cold for my liking that's for sure! You would never believe it was that bitterly cold here because the sun is shining so brightly and the sky is so blue. Guess looks can be deceiving!

Anyways, today is Sketch Challenge day over at SCS but before I get to the layout and my card, I'd like to wish another Happy Birthday to my other good friend back in PA., Deb R!!! I hope you have a great day, my friend!! We'll be talking soon!!

Also, another birthday today that is special to me, my poochie & drama queen, Fluffy! She turns 13 years old that makes her how old in dog years?? She is the best doggie anyone could ever ask for and we just love her to pieces!! Happy 13th Birthday, Fluffy!!

Below is the sketch layout & my card samples....Take a look!

Of course, I had to grab a pic of her. She was lookin at me like "Mom, your interupting my paw chewing"! lol Ain't she cute??
She was just groomed on Monday so she's lookin pretty good! :)

Sketch Challenge 315 Card:

Stamps: Ruff Day
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, GP White, Basic Grey Max & Whiskers DSP
Accessories: Dog Paw Brad, Bermuda Bay Grosgrain, Pewter Circle Clip, Sakura Black Glaze Pen (to make the dog's nose look wet), Dimensionals, Scor Tape

Also today is set #6 in my quest to use all my stamp sets in 2011 :)

Well folks, i'm off to get my day started!
Thank you for stopping by & always leaving me such great comments! They mean alot!! :)

Have a great day!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mojo Monday #173

Hi there!

I'm back real quick to share with you my Mojo Monday Sketch card that I whipped up quickly this afternoon! I loved this week's layout and I found another dusty stamp set that I used for my own personal challenge. 5 sets down....only few hundred to go! LOL

Stamp set #5

Mojo Monday Sketch #173:

Stamps: True Love
Ink: Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, GP White
Accessories: Sizzix Hearts Embossing Folder, Oval & Oval Scallop Nestibilities, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Pearl Brad, Sm Heart Punch, Corner Punch, Dimensionals, Scor Tape

Ok folks, time to go get supper started!

Thanks for stopping by & have a good evening!

Color Challenge 305

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Yesterday, I took a bit of a break to get my housework done. It was a quiet day here with Fluffy at the groomers and it snowed most of the day! It was a beautiful sight but I hope it's a one & done deal. Back in PA we see snow all the time and after last year's 5 foot in one week, well that did me in! LOL

Today is a new day and before I move on to my Color Challenge card, I would like to personally wish my best friend back in PA...A Very Happy Birthday!! Deb K, I hope you have a great day! We miss you bunches!

The colors for today's Color Challenge #305 over at SCS are: Cherry Cobbler, Pretty in Pink & Melon Mambo. All great choices for making Valentine's cards!
Check out my card...

Again I applied an old set that was collecting dust...Happy Heart Day! Very cute set and one that is part of my personal stamp challenge! WooHoo! Stamp set #4..

I used a new Sizzix Embossing Folder that I picked up at Micheal's and also a new Martha Stewart Heart Border Punch. I colored my image with Copics and cut it out with the Circle & Lacey Circle Nestibilities. Then added my ribbon and my tag with a cool heart clothes pin that I found at Micheal's as well. I'm really liking my card today but i'm sure when I go to mail this card out it's gonna be costly due to the bulk! *Ughhh, can't win!

As I said previously, we had snow all day yesterday. Probably lucky if we got 2-3 inches. Just wanted to share 2 pics I snapped this morning hanging out the bedroom window. LOL It it pretty stinkin cold here to be outside. My weather thingy on my side bar said 9 degrees for 10am! Burrrr! Stay warm where ever you are today!

Color Challenge #305 Card:

Stamps: Happy Heart Day
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Cherry Cobbler, SU Whisper White
Accessories: Circle & Lacey Circle Nestibilities, Sizzix Hearts Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Heart Border Punch, SU 1 in. Circle Punch, SU Lg & Sm Tag Punches, Heart Clothes Pin, Hot Glue Gun, Scor Tape

Hope ya like!

Well, that's all for me! Breakfast is calling my name or is it my stomach! lol
Thanks for stopping by & I hope you have a great day!
Happy Birthday, Deb K.!!!