Showing posts from August, 2011


OK... Folks!  Guess what i'm gonna do?  I have never done one of these before.. not even a tupperware, pampered chef or home interior or SU party.  So, I decided to have a CLOSE TO MY HEART PARTY!

I'm kind of scared because well don't know many people in my "real" life that are card makers or scrappers but I do know alot of of my ONLINE FRIENDS that do!!

The only reason, I'm doing this is because well the ordering process is going to be awesome!  NO middle man. Ya know, something you have to give the order to the hostess, then pay her then wait till the products come in.. then have to wait till the hostess ships it out to you.  Well, not with CLOSE TO MY HEART.  They are making it easy with  EZ Invite Party online. I will be posting a link which will take you to my online party and you can order and pay online and your products will come directly to your house!! Isn't that AWESOME??

Also, for you CRICUT LOVERS!  CTMH is the only place where you can purch…


Oh gosh!  I finally made it to my craft area and created something.  While doing this card.. I messed up a lot! Goodness so I did my best to try to fix it and it.  Not my best work but its been a few weeks.  So please don’t be to harsh on me.  I created this card for two challenges.  Annabelle Bling Sketch challenge #41 and for Sweet Stamps Challenge 29 - White on White.  This is my first time doing a challenge for Sweet Stamps which I found while I was blog hopping.  This mess up?  Ok.. I white embossed the dry embossed insert but then I wanted to make it pop since it blended too much. So I decided to ink the edges in a light gray ink. Which looked good but then I wanted the base dry emboss to have a bit of glitz so I started to versa mark w/ the dazzling versa mark but then the gray ink bled into the white so in order to cover it up I had to emboss it with white embossing powder. But then I was like UGH!  So I decided to use white liquid pearl to edge everything.  UGH I didn’t have …

Where in the world is…

Kathy?   Good grief.. its been forever since I posted!  I’ve lost my mojo!  Been feeling so blah! Work started back up for us Teachers on Thursday. So been working getting my room organized.. Ok, let me rephrase that.. I helped take out stuff from our boxes. (Yeah we were temporarily housed at a different campus until our school was being remodeled..year 4 its finally done! lol but then they decided to move my department (Life Skills-Special Needs class) to a whole new school) So we packed up our classroom (over 60 boxes). So Thursday my assistant, KELLI!! OMGOSH she is my right hand!! I LOVE HER! SHE IS THE BOMB!  I always make her happy! Don’t want her to leave me! LOL   Ok so where was i? ok Thursday we both unpacked our boxes. Then Friday was a Teacher camps development day, so the teacher were doing workshops and Kelli stayed behind and organized and decorated our room! YES!! Finally a room that looks like a classroom unlike our DUNGEON we had last school year (seriously the buil…

The time has come...

awww i'm soo sad, but the time has come to say farewell to my position on the Getting Cricky Design team!  It has been an awesome 3 months!  wowo it went by soo fast. I was gonna stay on but I just wanted to give some of the applicants a chance to be on Kristal's Design team.  Kristal is the best.  She has amazed me with her giving and loving nature.  I wanna grow up to be just like Kristal!

I so loved working with all my fellow design team members!  It was a blast to get to know each and every one of you all.  No worries, I will still be creating stuff using Kristals stampsbecause well they are just awesome and versatile. And will be entering the SIMPLY SUNDAY Challenges!!  I am so looking forward to be getting her August release stamp sets!!  Can't wait!!  they are to DIE FOR!!

Cry cry cry!!

Its Almost the end of SUMMER!

So we decided to go on a DAYCATION.  Yeah the weekend before we start work again. Yes, we teachers go in 2 weeks earlier than the kiddos. I’m so looking forward to going back to work with a new principal and new school, but then I’m like where did the summer go? I decided to create some Summer cards to get me in the mood!  Although, we ended up not going to the coast, I still ended up making some beachy cards. I used Splashtastic Summer Art Stamps by K. Andrew Designs. I’m so Loving using the DCWV Sea Glass Chipboard pieces.  The middle card is your standard A2 card, the Buckets of Fun is a 3x3 and the SHELL-O is a 4x4.  This is my favorite of these summer cards! In person it just shimmers! Those chipboard pieces has glitter on them.. love the shine!!Click on the picture above to head on over to Kristal online store to purchase this awesome stamp set. Remember $1 from ever sale of each stamp set goes to charity. Also, don’t forget to go to Kristal’s blog, Getting Cricky to enter in th…

Positive Thoughts..

So I was in a crafting mood! Its about time!!  I created two cards using the Positive Thoughts Art Stamps by K. Andrew Designs.For this card, I used the “Being a person of Value..” sentiment. I went beyond my normal card making to add lots of flowers and PRIMA LACE! yes.. Prima Lace! The Dragon fly is a chipboard piece from DCWV Sea Glass collection. I’m loving this box of chipboard, which I received from my Secret Santa this past Christmas.  Love it! Click on the picture below to head on over to Kristal online store to purchase this awesome stamp set. Remember $1 from ever sale of each stamp set goes to charity. Also, don’t forget to go to Kristal’s blog, Getting Cricky to enter in the Simply Sunday Challenge and to also be inspired both artistically and spiritually

Day 3 Preview: K. Andrew Art Stamps..

Ok Ladies… Ya know it’s so difficult to make those cards for someone that is going through a difficult time, due to a loss in the family, divorce..etc.. etc.   Well, Kristal had designed a stamp set that will be great for these types of situations.Gosh, I know I hardly have stamps with stuff like this, so I’m so looking forward to receiving this stamp set.  The stamp set is called, “Sympathetic Sayings”Make sure you click on the picture above to head on over to Kristal’s Online store to order this lovely stamp set! It is a must for card makers.  As a reminder, for every stamp set Kristal sells $1 goes to a charity of her choice. The charity for this stamp set is CAMPT GOOD DAYS & SPECIAL TIMES.  As mentioned in Kristal’s blog:  “Camp Good Days & Special Times. This is a camp for children who have lost a parent or very close family member to cancer, death, or other life challenge. 86.4% of all the money raised goes to counseling and a happy camp time for these grieving children…

DAY 2: K. Andrew Art Stamp Preview!

Ok, Ladies y’all are gonna flip out!  Omgosh..I just love this set! When I saw it.. I was like… I MUST HAVE!  I can’t wait to get this set!  So please go to Kristal’s store and PRE ORDER yours now before she runs out!  Seriously they will run out then you have to wait longer until the 2nd batch comes in.  SO ORDER NOW… ummm your still here!  Order!  Ohhhh.. you need to see it first! LOL my bad!Click on photo above to go to Kristal’s store to order this awesome stamp set!   Don’t you love those two images?? OHHHH AWESOME!! WINGED THINGS!  LOVE IT!!  This is a mix and match set so there are endless possibilities of sentiments you can make! Just a reminder for every stamp set Kristal sells, she donates $1 to charity.  The Charity for this stamp set is..Elisabeth Glaser's Pediatric Aids Foundation. As noted in Kristal’s blog:  "This program gives 87.5% to  prevent pediatric HIV infection and to eradicate pediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment prog…