Saturday, June 27, 2009

Fluttering By with Flutterby

Just a quick post to show off my new card using QKD stamps:

I used Flutterby and the You're My Stamp Set; just a quick and easy card made even simpler by using a Royal Card Kit.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

QKD Royal Wednesday Blog Hop

It is Wednesday and time again for the Royal Blog Hop from Queen Kat Designs. If you just happened upon my blog, then make sure you go back to the QKD blog and start from there for the Hop. If you are here from Shannon's blog, then you are on the right track.

The focus this week was on paint! I am such a messy painter, but I pulled out my daughter's Prang watercolors and decided to use them. If you don't have any Prang watercolors, find some!!! So, watercolors in hand and some watercolor paper to stamp on, all I needed was a great stamp to use and I decided to use Shroomies for my card this week.

Thanks for stopping by and now you need to head off to Beverly's blog for the rest of the hop.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Ready for a Mini Crop???

WHEN Friday June 19th – Saturday June 20th
Beginning @ 6:00 pm EST on Friday and Ending @ 9:00 EST Saturday

Cookin’ Up Creations is a brand new online community joined together to share in our common passion for scrapbooking. Our goal is to creatively preserve treasured memories while sharing fun, friendship and inspiration. New members are always welcome. And we’re looking for you!! That’s why this Friday night we’re going to have our very first “mini online crop”. The crop will be hosted by our current members, and will include such activities as challenges, games, prizes, socializing, and lots & lots of fun! So grab your apron and start cookin’ up your scrapbooking creations ! Bon Appetite!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Check it out!

Check out those lip balms! No, check out that t-shirt! No check out that website. Check it out! No, check it out! Yes, I probably watched too much tv with my daughter when I started acting like Sonny on So Random, but today I have a few things that I wanted to share with you, so I guess I am pimping some things today!

First off to etsy and Paradise Sunrise Essentials. Right now my lips are in heaven with the Chocolate Espresso lip balm. Oh my what else can a person ask for both chocolate and coffee all together in one!!! I mean this is heaven!!!

Okay, now on to Miss Hissy Fit t-shirts. This is a great company and a great Christian family running it!!

Now, finally a new scrapbooking website -- Cookin Up Creations! My friend Tammy has just opened her new scrapping website and lots of fun stuff going to happy. So, come and join in on the fun.

Okay, I guess I have pimped enough for today. Make sure you check it out though!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

QKD Royal Wednesday Blog Hop - Summertime Fun

Summertime! Don't you just love summer, sitting outside, enjoying the sunshine and a cool drink or putting on your bathing suit and your flip flops and heading to the beach or the pool.

I love summer with its laid back atmosphere and it cheerfulness! And at QKD, we are celebrating summer this week with the Royal Wednesday Blog Hop.

If you just came upon my post, then head back to the QKD blog and start from there so you don't miss anything! If you came here from Maria's blog, then you are in the right place!

I had to use Beach Essentials for my card this week; it is the perfect summer stamp set. I pulled out my watercolor pencils and used my blending pen to color in these fun stamps.

This is the end of the summertime hop; I hope you will join us next week on Wednesday for the QKD Royal Wednesday Blog Hop. We always start at the QKD blog and go from there.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Happy Birthday Vicki!!!

Today is a very special person's birthday -- Vicki of Queen Kat Designs. She is an incredible person and as a design team we wanted to give her a special birthday! So, here it is, the Vicki's Birthday Blog Hop!

You should have come from the Queen Kat Designs blog to mine, if not, head back there real quick and then come back!

So, here's my card for Vicki.

I used the Cupcake Friends stamp set.

Now, head on over to Maria's blog to see what she has in store for Vicki!

Friday, June 05, 2009

Today is . . .

Today is definitely just a day of random thoughts; when I started my blog that was why I started it, to be able to put my thoughts here. It has transformed from just my thoughts to highlighting the people that I do work for, that is okay, but every once in a while, I still need that place just to post for me and today is that day.

Last night, DH brought home the newspaper because there was the write up and the pictures of the six people who were arrested for house burglary in our community (actually three counties). As I looked at the pictures, I wondered which ones were the ones who were physically inside of my house; which ones were the ones who took my things; and WHY did they do it.

We have repaired the damage to the house - the window is fixed, the door is fixed -- and we have finally replaced what was stolen, but those are the things that don't matter. I still am so cautious about coming home and wondering what I will find. We even installed an alarm system so my kids could go to sleep at night and not be scared that someone would break in while they were sleeping. Those are the damages that cannot be easily fixed, damages that will last for a while.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!!!

Okay, it is Wednesday, so it is time for the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop for Queen Kat Designs!!!

So, now that you are excited that it is Wednesday and we are hopping, get even more excited because it is NEW RELEASE DAY!!!!! Woohoo!!!

Okay, so if you followed the blog hop very carefully from the QKD blog (well, not really since this is just hop #2) then you are here -- LOL!!

I had the wonderful Aloha Spirit stamp set to work with this month and it is so much fun. Here's a layout (yes, layouts and stamping go together) that I did using the stamp.

And here's a closeup of the stamped imaged on the page:

Okay, now it is time to head off to Maria's blog and her fabulous creations. Keep on hopping!!!