Monday, July 30, 2012

You Are Just the Ticket

Happy Monday everyone!  Sorry it was another quiet week last week but I have a very good reason for my lack of blog activity...but I can't share yet...but I will share very soon...Stay tuned...

Until I can share any exciting news about me, I want to share some exciting news about my sweet friend, Monika Davis, who is this week's featured stamper on Splitcoast!  WooHoo!!  Monika is an amazing designer, seriously making one-of-a-kind creations and are all Monika!  And she is about the sweetest person around so there's no way I couldn't CASE one of her cards to play along with the challenge!!

You can see Monika's original card here.  For my card I used a fun background stamp from Impression Obsession, a darling ticket stamp (and die) from The Cat's Pajamas, and a big 'ol heart image from Paper Smooches

Hop on over to SCS and check out Monika's gallery and then play along with this week's challenge!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

You're the Best

Hey, guess what?  It's card sketch challenge day over on Splitcoast!  And I'm playing along with the challenge this week!

My card features fab paper from My Minds Eye and a darling butterfly stamp from Sweet 'n Sassy.  The butterfly and sentiment is from the Seeing Spots stamp set!! check out the challenge and then create a card and play along!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Happy 4th!

Morning folks! was a busy week last week!  We made last minute decision to head to NY for a few days and I ended up being without Internet access (oh, the horror!) so my ability to post or comment or much of anything was greatly diminished!  (You know what...after 24 hours I stopped stressing about not being able to check email frequently and ended up having a really relaxing time.   Maybe this email thing causes too much stress! LOL!)

Today I'm sharing a PSA Essentials project, a scrapbook page showcasing some photos from the 4th of July last week.  I have one more month on the PSA team (a year went by fast!) so I'm looking forward to showing you some of my last projects and then announcing some big news...but you'll have to wait for those details. :-)

This page features papers from Authentique...oh, how I love their products...and a few stamped images from PSA.  The tiny heart, utensils, and the bursts (they're actually snowflakes!) are all from PSA.  Don't the snowflake images look like little fireworks?  Love that!  You can visit this link on the PSA blog for more photos!

Enjoy and hang in there for news...

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Well...I'm not sure how I feel about thinking of Christmas and snow in the middle of July but I do know that I am super excited to share the news of Sweet 'n Sassy's mid-July holiday party and release!!  Wait until you see what fun sets Korin has to share!  And all of the beautiful work by our super talented design team and it!!

Let's start with my card, which features the Snowflake Silhouettes stamp set.  This great set comes with a number of beautiful snowflake images and a variety of winter-themed sentiments.  I opted to start by stamping one of the smaller snowflakes on a piece of blue cardstock.  I used white ink for that true wintery feel. Then I stamped one of the larger snowflakes on white cardstock and cut it out.  I also added just a hint of glitter to the snowflake for a tiny bit of shine.  The edge of my card was cut using a Spellbinders die abd my designer paper is from Authentique.  Oh, my rosette is from The Cat's Pajamas and the scalloped circle is another Spellbinders die (I did some serious die cutting with this card!)

How about the details on prizes during the hop and links to the other creations?  Keep reading!
  • Lots of great things are happening at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps during these pre-holiday festivities!  ALL Christmas clear stamps are 20% off through Wednesday, July 25.  Three new holiday sets are in stock early, for a fun pre-release, and they you can get them before they are released in September and October... if you buy them now, you can take advantage of the sale price!
  • Every order of $25 in Christmas clear stamps will receive Gingerbread Man, a darling new 2" x 2" mini clear set.  And as always, all clear stamp orders of $50 or more get this month's free w/ stamp set, Christmas Candle (while supplies last).
Ready to see what the Design Divas and a few special friends have been up to with their Christmas stamps?  Take a look (and be sure to read on, for information about how you can join in on this hop  and win some prizes):

Kim Schofield - You're Here!

And what's the best part about Christmas in July?  We want YOU to play along with us!  Just link up your Christmas project using Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps below and join in our Customer blog hop.  You have until Sunday, July 22 at 11:59 PM EST to play along.  One randomly selected participant will receive their choice of one Christmas clear stamp set!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Hello Beautiful

Happy Monday!  Goodness...I'm off to a slow start today, not a good beginning to the week!  Have had a bunch going on over the past few weeks and I think it's all catching up with me!  So...It's going to be time to head out for a mini vacation this week!  I'll be headed to NY in a few days so blog posting may be light this week but before I leave I wanted to share a sweet scrapbook page I created a last week for Wholly Scrap!'s Kit of the Month program.  (Want more details on this program, contact the store!)

This page was created using Crate paper (love Crate) and stickers, which coordinate perfectly, also from Crate.  These sweet pictures are of my cousin's daughter.  Isn't she beautiful? :-) cousin makes the darling tutus shown in the photos. 
Here are a few close up shots of the stickers.  I love stickers that coordinate with scrapbook pages, it makes adding embellishments so quick and easy.  Use a little foam tape and you can add lots of layers too!
This sticker set also included words so it was a cinch to even add sentiments.  Fun stuff!  Thanks for stopping in today and be sure to check back on July 19th for Sweet 'n Sassy's Christmas in July blog hop!  Great new releases and prizes!!

Oh, for anyone interested, my husband's knee is fine!  As in a-ok!  But his not...Turns out he has a compression fracture of his femur!  Huh??  We were shocked to find this out but so thankful that surgery will not be required.  And since he's basically be walking around, although being in a lot of pain, on a broken bone for a month there's nothing more to do for him.  He just needs to continue to take it easy, rest, and let his leg heal.

Take care and be sure to check back on Thursday!

Friday, July 13, 2012

A Dream is a Wish

Not to get all philosophical about quotes from stamp sets, but I do think that the statement on this card, from the Dream Big (Sweet 'n Sassy) stamp set, is a true one.  When we have a dream about life changes, it is a thought or wish that begins in the heart.  Then we should use our minds, and in my case, much prayer to determine if that wish, that dream, can become a reality.  These days, this type of sentiment, really resonates with me. :-)

The other big reality in my life these days is that I love this new hexagon craze that's going on in the craft world right now!  Love, love, love it!  I love it so much that I went out a purchased the new hexagon die from Papertreyink!  What a great way to showcase designer papers!  This is new paper from Authentique...another one of my latest loves.  The fun thing about this die is that it cuts out the frame so it's a cinch to add the individual paper pieces, all spaced perfectly.

Want to know my trick for attaching all of those small hexagons?  I used a sheet of Wonder Tape!  I first put the hexagon grid on to the Wonder Tape (removing only one side of the tape) and then I got to work on adding the hexagons.  Once the entire grid was filled, I removed the back of the Wonder Tape and secured it to my card base.  Fun stuff!!  And this paper is so pretty I couldn't cover it up so I just added a sentiment. 

And guess what?  I'm not the only one with this idea...Look what Debbie posted today...Is it ok to say that great minds thinks alike when I created something similar on the same day as one of my stamping idols? **wink**


Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Hey guess what?  I had the opportunity to stamp last night...just for fun!  And for today's sketch challenge, hosted by Sweet 'n Sassy's very own Taylor!  It's been far too long since I've had the time to participate in a SCS challenge and I was excited to have time last night. 

Today's sketch is a fabulous one!  Isn't it different, loved it and thought it provided me with a graet opportunity to use some of my new pretty paper from Authentique (oh how I love Authentique!)  I also love this butterfly from the Sweet 'n Sassy set, Everyday Miracles.  This is seriously one of my favorite butterfly stamps of all time!  I simply stamped this beauty on cardstock, colored it with Copics, added a tiny bit of glitter, and popped it up with foam tape.  The sentiment was stamped on cardstock and I added a few felt flowers that I've had in my stash for more years than I can remember!  The twine on the top of the card is from The Twinery (love their stuff too!)

Enjoy today's card and be sure to check out the sketch challenge and play along!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Sweet 'n Sassy July Release Day!!

Greetings blog friends and welcome to this month's Sweet 'n Sassy release blog hop!!  Isn't seeing all of the beautiful stamps, dies, and creations the best part of release day?  I *puffy heart* release day!!  Well let's get right to today's cards!!

My first card features the whimsical floral design from the Dream Big stamp set.  I love this large image as it can be used in so many ways...the whole image, just a portion, monotone with one of the great sentiments, included in the set, stamped over the image.  I love possibilities!!  The flowers are colored with Copics and after attaching a second butterfly (for some dimension don't ya know) I added a few rhinestone flower centers for a little bling.  The DP is from My Minds Eye.
My second card features this serene bridge and water scene, from the Bridge of Hope set...isn't it beautiful and so perfect for sympathy or I'm thinking of you cards?  It communicates a calmness and peace.  I kept this card fairly simple, stamping the bridge in a pale blue, which coordinates with my Kraft core and Authentique paper.  Then I simply added one of the sentiments and four large brads. 

So...what's in store for today's blog hop?
  1. Comment on each blog on the hop and be entered into a drawing for a GRAND PRIZE of the entire July release!  All of the stamps and dies released today!
  2. Virtual Stamp Day, with challenges, on Splitcoast
  3. A free stamp set when you place a $50 order

But that's not also get to see all the crafting goodness on the other DT blog, check it out here!  Next on the hop, after me, is Dina Kowal.  Enjoy!!

Kim Schofield (YOU'RE HERE!!)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Where's Kim?

You know like where's Waldo?  It's been hard to find me lately...I'm still alive and kicking and have actually been fairly busy crafting but it's nothing I can share yet...darn. 

And my poor hubby, we believe, has torn his meniscus.  Ouch!  He's been babying his knee for a few weeks but he did something much worse to it (note to self, do not stretch when one's knee is very sore) earlier this week.  It's difficult for him to walk now and so I sent him to the doctor today.  No news yet but an MRI on Monday to figure out what to do about the, keep knee elevated for many months...we don't know but having my better half down has definitely put a kink in my crafting as I need to care for him and my two young ones.  (My days of crafting while my husband puts my kids to bed has been put on hold!)

I promise to be back soon...just need to find some time to fit in my crafting!!  Oh, I will be able to share new Sweet 'n Sassy creations on Monday!  WooHoo!!  Be sure to check back on Monday for all the blog hop details.  Until then, thank you so much for your patience!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Sweet 'n Sassy is hosting a July 4th sale from now until Friday, July 6th!  Just enter the code above and enjoy 25% off everything in the store!

Enjoy and wishing everyone a wonderful July 4th!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Happy Holidays

I just posted a note on a forum that I coudn't believe Christmas was only six months away...egads, the time goes by quickly, doesn't it?  So I thought I'd share a CAS Christmas card, featuring stamps by PSA Essentials.

I created this card by stamping with various holiday images on to a piece of cardstock that matched my card base.  I used the same color ink (as the cardstock), which creates a nice watermark look on the paper.  Then I just punched out a scalloped circle and plain circle as a base for my tiny Happy Holidays envelope.  I popped up the piece of stamped cardstock with foam tape so it's not laying flat against the card base.  Three little rhinestones finished off today's card!

Enjoy and try not to think about Christmas yet...