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The Sampler Kit Club Aug Card Sketch Challenge!

Finally I get back to making a card!  Been busy with work, then in the last minute decided to try out for a Design team spot. Been busy busy busy!! You all know how much I love doing sketch challenges!  So here is The Sampler’s Kit Club August Card Sketch Challenge. Here is the Sketch:Cute right??  And here is my Card plus a VIDEO of my process and what I’ve been doing!   Hope you  like!~~Kathy

Project for Faber Castell Design Memory Craft: Guest Design Team Call

I thought I’d share with you the projects I submitted for the Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Guest DT.   Here are my projects and after are the details of the Dream Grow Inspire project. Faith, Heart, Dreams, Love BUTTERFLY DREAM, GROW, INSPIRE, LEARN Phew!! Finally I got this project done and I love it!! Materials I used will be listed below after my step by step process! Well, sort of step by step! This is Mixed Media so you have free range to mix it all up! First thing first is put a layer of gesso on my paper. I let that air dry naturally. I really didn’t want to warp the paper with the heat gun. Once dried I then used a leaf stencil I created on my cameo with overhead transparency. I love creating my own stencils! I placed the leaf stencil on top of the gesso paper and smeared modeling paste all over it and lifted it up! I repeated the process in 3 other areas of the paper. I then let that air dry. When I came back to my project I just used all my Faber Castel Design Memor…

Design Memory Craft Freebie Friday & Limor Webber August Challenge….

I am so loving doing Mixed Media now! OMGOSH.. Ever since I saw Limor Webber’s Youtube and she was using FABER CASTEL DESIGN MEMORY CRAFT  Pitt Big Brush Markers.. I was in love and I had to have some!!  I bought some from M’s when they were on sale but they are limited to only 4 colors, then a friend from Facebook said she had some and not using and asked if I wanted and of course YES I wanted.  Then I bought some Gelatos from M’s.. Ooooo love these products…The Facebook Freebie Friday Challenge requirements were to:  Share with us your mixed media project using at least 2 Design Memory Craft products! For the Project below I used the following  FABER CASTEL DESIGN MEMORY CRAFT.  Their Facebook can be located <<HERE>>  Pinterest is <<HERE>>FABER CASTEL DESIGN MEMORY CRAFT Pitt artist pen big brush markers ( dark sepia, pink madder lake, Deep scarlet red, light cobalt turquoise, light yellow glaze, dark naples ochre)   FABER CASTEL DESIGN MEMORY CRAFT Gelatos (…

Multiple Challenge Card!

Wow.. I had not done a multiple challenge in a long time.  Peachy Keen Stamps has a challenge to create anything just as long as you use your Peachy Keen stamps! Well, its been a while since I’ve used my Peachy Keen face stamps.   The next challenge is for Annabelle Stamps sketch challenge and here is the sketch:The next challenge is for Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #73 which is I Scream for Ice Cream.   Ooooo this is perfect for my Peachy Keen faces!! Yay!So here is my take on all the 3 challenge!

Authentique July Sketch Challenge..

When I first saw this blog (Authentique Paper)a few days ago… I was like I have to do this challenge!  Then I read the rules that I have to use Authentique paper and products.. UGH!! is what I thought.. then last night I was like …hmmm I know I’ve seen some Athentique in my paper stash.. So there I go searching and searching all my paper.. Dang nothing.. then about 3 hrs ago.. I found it! It was in my Studio calico Kit! YES!!  So here is their July Sketch:And here is my take on it….  The paper I used is .. and I must say its my only 12x12 paper.(Natural & Dictation word stickers).The ticket is from the blue side of the paper which I cut. The stripes is from the “B” side of the paper.  Flower I just fussy cut the circles and put a brad through it.   The stamp is from Tim Holtz =Artful Things.       Ohh I so hope I win! I want more Authentique paper.. I had put myself on a paper ban.. the only paper I can get is what comes in the SC kits.. So glad this sheet was in there so I can jo…

The Cat’s Meow challenge…

I am on a roll with doing cards this week!  Wowo! I was on a lost my mojo kinda month but now… LOOK OUT! hahahaha  For the Cat’s Meow Challenge I had to follow this sketch:which I turned vertical and came up with this: I used Webster’s Petite Papers collection combo pack (Sunday Picnic & Everyday Poetry), SU! Send me soaring stamp set for the kites and sentiment.

Card Challenge for The Sampler Kit Club..

So loving their sketches.    The Sampler Kit Club card sketch is below:And here is my take on it.I used some MME papers, butterfly is from Webster’s, Sentiment is from PTI, Punch SU!.

Sampler-Kit Club Layout July Challenge

Another new website I found!   I’m liking these new challenge blogs I’m finding!  This one is from the THE SAMPLER KIT CLUB. So the challenge it do create a layout with this sketch: And of course I did this and a video to it!  Here is my layout.. Video is below.

Finally! I make a card!!

Omgosh, it as been forever since I've created a card.  I have been in a blah blah mood and too busy buying things from the ScrapYard on Facebook.   Then my laptop crashed this past week, which i lost all my Favorite places i like to do challenges in.    So there I was yesterday, wanting to do a card and couldn’t remember for the life of me where I would go.  I only remembered one.  SO i asked the question out at the ScrapYard and of course they deliver! I was able to find some nice blogs. I found some NEW BLOGS I've never heard about and that would include Celebrate the Occasion.The card I created is for their 72nd challenge which is to create a project that must have at least 3 stars in it.  Easy enough right??  When i saw STARS I knew I wanted to use the Studio Calico veneer stars and my SC  moon stamp set and PTI cloud dies (all which i bought off the ScrapYard).  SO this is what I came up with.I used TIM HOLTZ distress inks (dusty concord, tumbled glass, scattered straw) w…

Megan.. Above Rubies Give away!

Megan is doing a give away for some awesome CTMH goodies.. $50 worth of CTMH goodies!!!   She is having an online party.. Remember like the one I had and I also had a giveaway??  Well here is your chance again… Head on over to her site at  If you need to contact her her email is craftsluvr@aol.comAlso take a look at her blog post at  ABOVE RUBIES to get full explanation and also on facebook.  GOod LUCK!!

Studio calico July 1 Sunday Sketch.

I used various papers and embellishments from different SC kits.    I also made a video of my process.  Hope you like.The July 1st, SC Sunday Sketch:The Video:

Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday!!

The World According to Eggface.. aka.  Michelle is having an Anniversary & Birthday giveaway!   she is giving aways some awesome goodies..

I would love to try those goodies she uses to help maintain her weight loss.  As some maybe away i was banded almost 4 yrs ago and i'm almost back to my weight before surgery.. I never really let the band work for me.  I'm so mental! But this eating stuff is all mental.  I want to really try to work and lose about 40 lbs by September but i know thats insane to do.. So i'm shooting for 20lbs.  I want to start the Atkins Diet. I know of another lady who was banded she too did atkins and has lost alot and is keeping it off and does not crave the sweets and carbs she loved. 

So here is  the blog to the GIVE AWAY.

Say it with Paper Piecing & Sketch challenge

Well Annabelle stamps has a challenge with Paper piecing. I hope this counts as paper piecing.. I paper pieced the entire background paper.  It is a mixture of  Echo Park Times & Season paper and  & 7 Gypsies.  if this doesn’t count I paper pieced this balloon.. balloons & sentiment is from Annabelle Stamps  Diva Set.  its not my best card but.. hmmm it was using a sketch from Card Pattern's.  I will be posting this as a submittal for their site.   I tried to make the sketch more masculine.  I have issues with making masculine cards..   I just turned the sketch around to make it vertical and the flower embellishment I made that the balloons.

Card Pattern Challenge 169

Found a new challenge blog.  I went to my usual blog for inspiration (Annabelle Stamps) and from there I found Card Pattern’s blog and a challenge.  It has been a while since I have made a card. Right now I am in a layout kick. Which I’m loving because I am so behind in my layouts.  Well on with the show…Card Pattern 169 Sketch:My Take on the sketch:Video of the process:  I tried to keep it in real time, I was thinking I can do this card in 10-15 mins flat.. well I didn’t took me like 30-45. hahaha  and that’s with having the two middle shapes and girl cut out and colored.  haha

Lego Boy

Studio Calico Sunday Sketch Challenge. I am so loving doing these challenges.  I have lots of trouble figuring out how patterns go together and their kits have helped me so much. I also love doing a video when I do the sketch so I have added that here to along with the materials I used.  Here is their Sunday Sketch:Here is my take on it.Video:List of Materials: 35mm Studio Calico Kit- cardstock (SC: Books, MME-On the Bright side: Multi Cheveron, Red & yellow cardstock, Heidi Swap Color Magic Banners)Sassafras Lasss—Cardstock Stickers  #21135, #21146Websters Pages: Story Teller alpha Sticker color ParisVellum, Barn Door Red (Tim Holtz Distress Ink), red & yellow acrylic paints,  Lego cut from Silhouette Studio.More detail Pics:

12x12 scrapbook pads


Studio Calico Sunday Sketch Challenge

Three more days and its Vacation time!!  I will start doing more videos of my scrapbooking and card making!   I decided to start early in my videos and I made this layout for a Studio Calico challenge.    I followed the sketch almost to the “T”.  Well, that’s what sketches are for right?  I feel kinda guilty but oh well. I really loved this layout.  I actually used a sewing machine for this!!  My 1st time using one on a layout!!!   Well hope you like!Video & Supply list at the bottom.Supplies used (more or less-sorry I need to keep better track)Studio Calico- Doilies stamp set, Veneer Butterflies, butterfly stickers (sassafras for SC)My Minds Eye: On the bright side (Turquoise wood, Gray wood), Dilly Dally “Adventures” Record Paper)Echo Park: This & That (Instamatic, and the one with the colorful rulers on back)Crate Paper: Story Teller boarder stickersPrima: Ledger Paper #2Annabelle Stamps: PearlsSU: Going Gray Ink, Crystal effectsMister Huey: Heirloom blueAmericraft: White p…

Studio Calico Sunday Sketch Challenge 5/13/12

Phew Finally did one!   Here is the Studio Calico sketch: Here is my take on it.Finally my SC kits again.. There is a mix of the City of lights (the frame & b side of Lady Bike paper, sticker butterflies), Story Hour (blue sticker boarder). Plus I added some Pink Paislee Vintage Vogue rosettes, Webster's stickers, Cosmo Cricket Blue line alpha’s, Prima Ledger paper, MME starburst stamp plus othersThere is a tag where the butterfly wood veneer.  I just wrote about my friend Karla, How we have been best friends for about 26 yrs she lives in Chicago and I here in san Antonio. She came to visit in November and how I just did not want to see her go! I love her so!!

SCT Challenge #17

Challenge was to create a card with corners!  Here is my take on that.  This is a 4 1/2” x 4 1/2” card.  Patterned paper by Echo Park Times & Seasons.   Challenge over at  Scrapbook & Cards Today

SCT Challenge #13

This challenge was to create a project using something vintage, or a piece of memorabilia on your layout.  The memorabilia I used is the ticket stub to the baseball game. This is a layout of my nephew. I love taking pictures of him. He is too cute.  I love the pic of him standing with the glove in front of his face.  This pose reminds me of John Travolta in Grease where he is trying out baseball.   Ok this is my 1st time using washi tape and trying to do all that layering and mix of papers.  I’m not use to doing that. I’m just use to base being patterned then solid straight cut for the matting of the photos.  This is odd for me.  I am not liking it.. :/   This is also me finally using the Studio Calico kits.  I have 4 kits that I haven't’ even used so I decided to get those out and use them.  You don’t wanna see my scrap space its horrible.  Challenge over at Scrapbook & Cards Today..++++++OK I updated this. I was at work all day thinking about this layout and I just didn’t li…

SCT Challenge 12

Was to make a custom pin embellishment.  So the pin I had already had a pearl on top. SO I decided to cut 4 layers of flowers from an old SU punch.  I think this would look so cute on a card.!Challenge over at Scrapbook & Cards today

SCT challenge 2 & Studio Calico Go Graphic NSD Challenge:

This challenge was to create a layout using the sketch provided on the SCT website.. Then for Studio calico I had to GO GRAPHIC! Here is my take on it..I struggled with this one.  Again I do not really like this.  I tried doing misting.  then I didn’t really like it so I tried to cover it up. But then I wanted to use the mask to distress it.  IDK… Still not use to this whole distressing and misting trend that is happening.  Of course for the graphic had to use the hexagon kinda thing!  Challenge over at Scrapbook & Cards todayChallenge over at Studio Calico----  UPDATE…As I did with the layout for SCT #17.. I redid it because well I was not happy with all the misting I did.  I just trashed the misted white paper and used another white cardstock and distressed it with distressing tool using the MASK I made on my cameo using transparency sheet. This is so much cleaner for me.. I like this one!