Saturday, October 9, 2010

Summer In Paris Cartridge

I just got this one on EBay for only $14, and I can't wait to start creating with it! ( :

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cowgirl Up Challenge Featuring Delicious Doodles

We have a wonderful challenge this week over at Cowgirl Up starting July 11th to make a card using colors from your favorite ice cream flavor. If you would like to play along we have a great prize this week from our lovely sponsor DELICIOUS DOODLES!
Here is my card using the Willie The Westie image from Delicious Doodles. I went with a Strawberry- Banana color combination and used a very simple layout to showcase the cute image. I also made a pink tattered rose with a microbead center.

Isn't he so cute!? I can think of so many ways I will be using him in the future. A big thank you to our sponsor for letting us use one of lovely digi stamps! There are so many other wonderful images that you should check out over at Delicious Doodles!
(I also love the peacock and the Mr&Mrs Owl!)
Your prize will be your choice of any 3 images the Delicious Doodles Store and 2 images of choice from Cowgirls Up!
Along with a "Winners Badge" to display on your blog!
The "Top 3" will win "1 Image of choice from Cowgirl Up"
and a "Top 3 Badge" that they will be able to proudly display on their blog's.
Please head on over to COWGIRL UP CHALLENGE and play along for your chance to win!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Cowgirl Up First DT Challenge

Hey everyone! Hope you all are having a great fourth of July weekend! This is my first card using the Cowgirl Up Digi Stamps and my first card as a member of their design team! I love these boots! SUPPLIES:
White card base, Patterned Paper, Red & Gold Paint, Tan Ribbon, Aluminum Word {These embellishments will soon be available in my Etsy store}, and Boots Digi Stamp from Cowgirl Up

Cowgirl Up also has a new challenge this week so stop by and check it out! Thanks for stopping by! Ps- I created a new signature for all my Cowgirl Up DT work! ( : Pretty Cute right?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sweet Sweet Candy!

June must be my lucky month! I won the blog candy from Juli over at Cards by SweetPz! I am so happy to have won this great prize pack! I must first say a huge THANK YOU to Juli aka Sweet P! If you have not visted her blog you should stop by and see her awesome creations! I can't wait to use all these goodies on my projects!
I also was asked to join the design team for Cowgirl Up Stamps. We will be doing weekly challenges and I get to use some of the Cowgirl Up digi stamps! How awesome? It is my first time on a design team so I will be learning as I go!
Check in on Sunday for my first DT challege and play along!

What A Catch! Treasure Tempestwind

I hope everyone is having a great Father's Day today! I got a little crafting done this week after my new Sweet November stamp in the mail. I must give a big THANK YOU to Amy at A Thousand Sheets of paper for this gorgeous stamp along with the pearls, prima flower, ribbon, paper, glitter pen and card! I cannot believe that I actually won the blog candy Amy was hosting! As soon as I saw her beautiful mermaids I knew I would have to have one! I LOVE mermaids! The candy that Amy sent to me included the lovely Sweet November Treasure Tempestwind and Eddy rubber stamp, along with tons of other goodies! Seriously- how lucky am I? I will soon be collecting her three lovely Sweet November friends from All That Scraps!
I got the idea to have Treasure and Eddy in a bubble from Amy's card. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the white paper and to cut out the Hello greeting (from a Hello Kitty die.) I tried my hand at the cracked glass technique that is featured on the All That Scraps challenge on Treasure's tail fins. It gives her tail a nice vintage feeling, although it didn't crack as much as I wanted it to.

I also made a tattered rose from the scallop cut on the Graphically Speaking Cricut cartridge. This is my first flower in this style and I think it actually turned out pretty good!

I am joining in on these challenges this week:
Whimsical Wednesday: Diedrich Dare- Live In The Sunshine, Swim In The Sea
All That Scraps- Cracked Glass (on Treasure's Tail)
Crazy 4 Challenges- Paper Flowers
Color Chef- Blue, Green, Cream
Pollycraft- Sing A Song (Under The Sea from The Little Mermaid)
My Time To Craft- Xtra Special
Papertake Weekly- Favorite Ice Cream Flavor (Blue Raspberry)
A Spoon Full Of Sugar- Sunshine (Swimming)
Play Date Cafe- Color splash Blue
Cricut Cardz- Vacation (Graphically Speaking Scallop for flowers)
Paper Pals Arts- Summer
PaperPlay- Something Old (Divine Swirls Cuttlebug Folder)
Charisma Cardz- All About Bling (Pearls)
Cooking It Up With Katie- Green, Embossing, & Ribbon
Fun With Shapes & More- Flowers
Stamp Something- Summer
Rosie-D's- Something Blue & Fish
Creative Inspirations- Monochrome (Blue)
Cupcake Inspirations- Blue, Green Flowers
Corrosive Challenge-Blue and White
AI Factory- Distress It (Flower)
Aly's Sunday Sketch- Flowers
Paper Sundays- Pretty Princess/Girly-Girl
Cowgirl's Sunday Stampen'- Anything Goes
Meljen's Design Team- Ribbon, Lace, Fibers
Anyone For Anya- Fab Flowers (Sweet November Stamps for CC Designs)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts- Nice and Girly
Craftalicious Challenge- Monotone (Blue)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Mom Wordbook With The Cricut

This is my first word book that I made with my Cricut. This is for my mom's birthday and I am happy with how it turned out. I used cereal boxes for the chipboard and the silver words and letters are made from soda can aluminum cut or embossed with my cuttlebug. I also used ribbon, pearls, flowers, crystals, and other embellishments to decorate. I designed this in design studio. If you would like the cut file leave your email and I will send it to you! Challenges I am entering my word book in...
The Pink Elephant- Aqua
How Much Is Too Much- 12 Things
Die Cuts R Us- Double Duty (Multiple pages in book)
Creative Card Crew- April Showers Bring May Flowers
Cricutters Anonymous- Picnic (Flowers)
Gingersnap- Botanical, The Good Earth (Blue/Flowers)
Penny's Paper- Anything Goes
Saturday Challenge- Distressing
Pile It On- Make It Sweet (I think of tea with sugar as sweet!!)
Kaboodle- Embossing
All Sorts- Butterfly Inspiration Pic
Our Creative Corner- Beautiful Blossoms
Bizzy Becs Creatalicious- Flowers and Wings
Double Dutch- Mum's The Word
Fantabulous Cricut- Mothers Day
Pollycraft- Make your own flowers
Sisterhood of Scrap- Flowers
Shabby Tea Room- Comforts of Home Photo Inspiration
Flourishes- Vintage
Papertake Weekly- Do Something Different
Spoon Full of Sugar- 3D Something
Tuesday Taggers- Memories
I also wanted to share some quotes I found about mothers:
A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. ~Washington Irving

Mother - that was the bank where we deposited all our hurts and worries. ~T. DeWitt Talmage

A little girl, asked where her home was, replied, "where mother is." ~Keith L. Brooks

Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; A mother's secret hope outlives them all. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, comrades and friends - but only one mother in the whole world. ~Kate Douglas Wiggin

I cannot forget my mother. [S]he is my bridge. When I needed to get across, she steadied herself long enough for me to run across safely. ~Renita Weems

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother. ~Abraham Lincoln

"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."
-- Theodore Hesburgh

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Can't Wait To Try These Giltter Balls

I know its only April, but I am going to try these this Christmas!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award

Yay! My first award! I have to say thanks to Dayna at Buggin' Out for this awesome award! She is so creative and talented! I am always blown away by her layouts! I especially love her layouts of her wedding and gorgeous baby girl! Plus she is a Wisco girl so you know she's awesome! Here are the rules for this award: add a link and a note about the person who gave you this award and then pass this award on to 5 people you recently found and love. You also have to share 7 things about yourself. Easy-peasy lemon squeezy!

Here are some of the blogs that I really love!

Now for a little bit about me!

1. I graduated from University of Arizona with my doctorate in pharmacy (Pharm. D.) last year. I only made people call me Dr. Katie during the week of graduation ( : It took me six years but I had a lot fun and it was totally worth it.2. I love animals! I love all animals and I love going to zoos and aquariums. I have the sweetest yorkie who is the most loyal and smart little guy. Here he is taking his medicine after a foot injury:3. I love to travel! My favorite places to go are Maine, California, and anywhere with a beautiful beach. Living in AZ, Las Vegas is the perfect weekend trip for me. Here is a pic of David and me from one of our many Vegas trips:4. I love to ski! My dad taught me how to ski when I was a little girl and I have been going every winter ever since!5. I recently got into archery! My bf gave me a bow a few years ago and has been teaching me ever since. I love picking up new hobbies.

6. I have the most wonderful younger brother. He is smart, funny and always there for me. 7. I am a TV junkie! I love my DVR- speeding through commercials is the best. My favorites range from the high-brow, intellectually stimulating shows like Frontline, Independent Lens, Nova (basically anything on PBS!) to the guilty pleasures like 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom. I love anything that can make me laugh and I also love medical/crime shows (House, Bones, NCIS.)

Well, those are just a few things about me. Thanks for letting me share them!

Thanks again Dayna!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Welcome Spring!

Wow! It's been a while since I've posted a new project! I've been focused on my new personal blog, This Is Katie. Check it out if you have some time! I just wanted to post a few things I've been working on lately. I recently discovered the joys of digital scrapbooking. I created this little Happy Easter project:I love that the little chick is looking at us. The frame is one of the many awesome freebies at Just So Scrappy, which I found on Lori's Freebie List. These sites are amazing! The rest was added in Power Point. I am also playing along with the Easter theme at I Love Digi Challenge, Paper Play Challenges, C.R.A.F.T, Dare U 2 Digi Stamp,

I also made a VERY quick little project for a part of my friend's little girl's birthday present. I left it for the last minute so I didn't get to decorate it the way I wanted, but it did get the "how did you get that stuff in there?" response I was hoping for! If you have never made one you should! Easy and fun! Just cut a flap in the plastic 2 liter soda bottle where the label normally would be and then decorate your own paper label and cover the opening. Easy peasy! I am sharing this project at Creative Inspirations for their Anything But A Card challenge. I also wanted to share the awesome package Ann at Ann's Creative Nook sent me for winning one of her challenges. She sent me some brads, buttons, chipboard shapes, and the cutest Luau stamps! I can't wait to use these! If you have not checked out her blog, you should head on over! She always picks great challenges!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Of All The Fish In The Sea...

This is another quick card I made recently. As you can tell I love my Cuttleug "Love Heart" die and have used it again this week! I also love my Anya stamps and this mermaid Anya may be one of my favorites! The black stripes are ribbon and I used my favorite Martha Stewart border punch and my cuttlebug circles embossing folder. I used silver ink to give my love heart some sparkle and dimension and some chalks to liven up the mermaid's skin and tail. Hope you all enjoy it!

Here are some of the challenges I am going to enter this week:
Saturday Spotlight- Clean It Up (Clean and Simple)
Paper Play- Just Because
S2G Challenge- Green (Mermaid's Tail)
Crafty Creations- One Color (Mostly Blue)
Creative Card Crew- Celebration
Cupcake Craft- Circles
Cuttlebug Spot- Green
Lexi's Creations- Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges- All About Texture
Stamp, Scrap, Doodle- Sparkle (Silver Ink)
Crafty Card Makers- Color Theory: Analogous- Blue, Purple, Green
Practical Scrappers- Chalks/Ink (Mermaid and Heart)
Die Cuts R Us- Sketch

Thanks in advance for all your comments! I love the feedback!

Friday, February 19, 2010

For A Lovely Couple

This is a quick card I made for my best friend. She got engaged and asked me to be her maid of honor! I made this for her to say congrats and thanks for such a great honor! (If anyone has great bridal shower tips and ideas- let me know!)

I used my Cuttlebug for the embossing, Greeting Farm for the cute stamp, black and white polka dot ribbon, and a silver pen for the details.

Here are a few challenges I am entering:

Hope she likes it and you all do too! Thanks for stopping by and I love all the sweet comments!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

#1 Teacher for Tara

Hi everyone! One of my friends recently graduated from college and will soon be starting a teaching career. I made her this bookmark to let her know I am thinking of her. I used my Cricut and for the apple and "#1" cuts. I used a stamp and digi stamp from the Greeting Farm for the cute teacher and grad girls. I added some details with some silver, gold, white and red pens.

I also entered this in a few challenges:

Thanks for looking! ( :

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Rudolph Was Here...

Happy 2010 everybody! I am back from a holiday hiatus and thought I would share this cute lil Rudolph card. He is cute from the Cricut Animal Kingdom cartridge with googly eyes and glitter glue on his nose. I did a little distressing/shading with chalks around his head and mouth.
I also used some scrap winter paper and ribbon (which says "Santa's on his way!") as well as a snowflake and heart punch. I am entering it in a few challenges:

Thanks for looking!