Saturday, August 29, 2009

Just Magnolia - Bows & Ribbon

A little late to the game this week for the Just Magnolia challenge, so I'm sure you know who has beat me - AGAIN! This week it's all about bows and ribbon, so I simply decided to incorporate the yummy SU ribbon that I'm running low on. Hope you are having a great Saturday.
Stamps - Magnolia Tilda w/roses and A Muse sentiment
Paper - SU pattern paper and GP white
Ink - Brilliance and Copics
Misc. - Stickles, SU ribbon, dew drops, nestabilities, white opague pen, and my signature K&Co. heart sticker

Friday, August 28, 2009

Fairy Doodles in the house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FINALLY!!! I own some Fairy Doodles by Buzzcraft. My friend, Anna, had posted these cuties a while back. After searching several online stores, I would pick one that went to market for 3 weeks. lol. Oh well, it was worth the wait. One of the best surprises while waiting was that Hope Stamps Eternal received this adorable Cosmo Cricket paper. Was this meant to be or what? I'm giddy that these look so great together that I went back and ordered another paper pad! Have a great day!

Stamps - Buzzcraft Fairy Doodle and A Muse sentiment

Ink - Brilliance and Prismacolor pens

Paper - Cosmo Cricket Earth Love

Misc. - Stickles, nesties, SU ribbon, Kaiser copper gems, pop-up dots

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Gorjuss Girl friend thinks more coffee is in order. This picture looks lopsided to me. lol
Pretty simple card but sometimes those are the ones that I end up liking the best. I did do something different by just adding stickles to the word friends.
Stamp - Gorjuss Girl and sorry I can't remember who makes the sentiment.
Ink - Brilliance and Copic markers
Paper - GP white and Memory Box
Misc. - May Arts ribbon, border punch, metal heart sticker (JoAnn's), stickles, white opague pen

Monday, August 24, 2009


Boy do those cupcakes look good and yet so light - lol Yeah I know it was a bad joke! Rachel's challenge this week really had me thinking, because I don't have anything with a hot air balloon and really love the one she used in her card because it has a heart on it. Might need to buy that set by The Greeting Farm. So what to use? I decided to go with my fav Elzybells puppy - who is definitely in trouble - look how high he is. Also for the clouds, pulled out a cute little cloud from an older SU set (Travel Time I think) Happy Monday! Go visit Rachel's blog and get carried away with the fun (ok last bad joke for the day).
Stamps - Elzybells puppy and SU cloud - sentiment All Night Media
Paper - DCWV pp and SU cs
Ink - Brilliane and Copics
Misc. - Star punch and my signature K&Co. heart sticker ;)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Just Magnolia - Sketch

First - in yesterday's post I forgot to give a shout out to Tammi!!! She had posted a card using a Pure Innocence image and off to Etsy I went to purchase a few. Super cute images!
This week's Just Magnolia challenge is a sketch. You know I really should participate in more of these - they really stretch my mind, and a few times I actually like the finished project ;) This Magnolia is one of my first purchases and I still love her!!
BTW - Clever Anna - I think you're going to beat me and I helped you!! lol
Stamps - Magnolia w/falling leaves; Studio G sentiment
Ink - Brilliance and Prismacolor pens
Paper - Heidi Grace pp
Misc. - SU clear button, twine, nesties, stickles

Saturday, August 22, 2009

One of those days!

Ever have one of those days - where your card is almost finished and then BAM! Something goes wrong at the last minute. Well in my case, it was my dog, Sawyer. He decided that it would be best if he jumped up in my lap just as I was finishing with applying Smooch to her dress. UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It smeared everywhere and I was already 30 minutes into this card, so no way was it going in the trash. So I cropped the left side of the image off and went with it. LOL
My Just Magnolia challenge is drying and I will probably post it tomorrow sometime. Hope your day is going great!
Image -Pure Innocence digital image and SU sentiment
Paper - Pattern paper from Target (a long time ago), SU cs
Ink - Copic markers and Brilliance for sentiment
Misc. - Target ribbon (again a long time ago) and Target $1 spot brads (again...yada yada yada), stickles

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Beach Bound

This cutie is going to spend the rest of August on the beach! Did you know that a BG brad will fit inside a We R Memory Keepers grommett? Quite nicely I might add!!!

Stamps-All That Scraps digi image

Ink - Prismacolor Pens

Paper - BG Lemonade

Misc. - BG Lemonade brads, We R Memory Keepers grommett, stickles, May Arts ribbon, white opague pen

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Raining Love

What is the first factor in your cards? Image? Paper? Sentiment? It changes for me, but most of the time it's the image. This time, however, the polka dot paper is what started the whole process. It's double sided and I like the flowers too. Next up what image? A new Pink Gems stamp because of her polka dot boots - lol. I've made a few cards with umbrella images and used the heart shaped rain dots - LOVE them. Pink/red/white were all used here. Last my sentiment. Happy Wednesday!!!
Stamps - Pink Gems girl w/umbrella and SU sentiment
Ink - Brilliance and Copics
Paper - pp ? Bella Blvd ? and SU cs
Misc. - MS fence border punch, Rain Dots heart embellishments, SU ribbon, nesties, and Smooch on her collar, pants, and dots on boots.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Baking Cutie

This Hanglar image is just so sweet!!! LOL If only I could find an apron that cute and, of course, make a cupcake that adorable! The other day I made another Hanglar card, so I just used the same papers.
Stamps - Hanglar girl w/cupcake and sentiment (?)
Ink - Brilliance and Copic/Prismacolor pens
Paper - SU cs
Misc. - Anna Griffin border punch, dot brads (JoAnns), stickles, nesties, Spica silver pen on pan

Monday, August 17, 2009


Rachel's cupcake inspiration challenge this week is a color that I don't often grab - purple. I decided to use a new Penny Black flower stamp (LOVE the flower line). To mimic the butterflies, I used an CB ef and then punched them out with different MS butterfly punches.
Stamps - Penny Black flowers/sentiment
Ink - Staz-on and chalk/memento ink pads
Paper - SU
Misc. - MS butterfly punches, crystals (from Hope Stamps Eternal), PTI ribbon, dew drops

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Just Magnolia - Friends

LOL - did I overdo it with the polka dots? I didn't quite have the Copic or Prismacolor pens for this paper, so it was layer upon layer of color to even get close. Then at the last minute I decided to add the dots to her outfit. This sentiment has really been used a lot this week - every single card I've made. I love love love the sentiment. Another mini goof turned out to be a nice surprise. I had some pearl embellishments from the Target dollar spot that I colored with a silver pen. Did you know that if you run them thru the Sissix machine they will squish flat? Oops! Didn't think that through - more COFFEE!!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Stamps - Magnolia with heart/Penny Black sentiment
Ink - Brilliance and Copic/Prismacolor pens
Paper - TAC white and Making Memories pp
Misc. - pearl embellishments, Spica glitter pen (on heart), nesties, and SU ribbon, and my signature K&Co. heart sticker ;)

Thursday, August 13, 2009


This week's inspiration challenge are wonderful colors. I didn't have anything with a rainbow, so I went for the flowers/colors as my inspiration. Something feels a little off about this card, maybe I should have carried the pink up to the top too, but it did give me a chance to combine 2 new stamps. My sentiment was already out from yesterday's card so I figured it would work with this scene. On her little jumper, I used a white opague pen for her polka dot design.
Stamps - Magnolia summer background, Penny Black sentiment, All That Scraps Pixie with wheelbarrow
Ink - Brilliance and Copic/Prismacolor pens
Paper - PTI and GP
Misc. - stickles, dew drops, MS border punch, brackets (?)

My first award

Nothing to post at the moment but I just received my first award from Caroline, who has the most amazing blog. I've made several purchases after seeing some adorable things she's posted.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New Stamps

Really simple card but I love how it turned out. Not sure if you can tell, but his pants are paper pieced with denim paper that I've had forever. Lots and lots of stickles on the heart. ;)
Stamps - Hanglar boy and Penny Black sentiment
Ink - Brilliance and Copics/Prismacolor pens
Paper - SU cs and denim pp
Misc. - stickles, SU ribbon, dew drops, MS border punch

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Goodbye Simba

Today is such a very sad day for me. My sweet little Simba passed away in the early morning hours. We were blessed to have him for 15 years and he is really the only pet that my grown kids remember. Simba had such a cute personality - he would love to play hide and seek with me and when I would go into my stamp room he had tons of fun with the ribbon!!! My heart is broken right now, even though I know he had a long wonderful life with us.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


This is a stamp that I picked up in TX. I'm a huge fan of Judith stamps and they are very difficult to find (for me anyway). There is just something about her animals that really calls to me. The grass is also Judith that I now wish had been purchased, but one of the girls let me borrow it for this card. Sentiment is from a set that my friend Anna had given to me - such a versatile set that covers almost everything. Do you know who makes it? Anna? Have a great day.
Stamps - Lion/grass by Judith and sentiment (?)
Ink - Brilliance and Copics/Prismacolor pens
Paper - Making Memories and GP
Misc. - Stickles (on mane), PTI ribbon

Sunday, August 2, 2009

CIC 18

Rachel's cupcake inspiration challenge this week is over the top CUTENESS!!!! I love owls (long story) and hearts are kinda my signature thing. So you can imagine my excitement when she revealed this week's gorgeous picture. Oooohhhh!!!! I have SU Crystal Effects on the balloon and used a Copic color (BG10) that I recently picked up for the outline. Also used the blue and a pale red to highlight part of the sentiment. Love the soft colors on her inspiration! Check out and play along! It's a hoot!!! ;)
Stamps - All That Scraps owl and sentiment
Paper - Bella Blvd. pp and SU cs
Ink - Brilliance and Copics
Misc. - Crystal Effects, SU punch, Nestabilities, and my signature heart puffy sticker ;)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Ian Birthday Challenge

EEK!!! A free digital Ian today only!!!! HURRY!!!!!!!!!!! I added a couple of rub-ons to the card, but I think the sentiment got lost on the pp.
Stamps - The Greeting Farm - digi image)
Paper - AMM pp and rub-ons (sentiment and balloon)
Ink - Copics and Prismacolor pens
Misc. - brads

Distress - Just Magnolia

Hope your weekend is going great! This week on Just Magnolia, the challenge was distressing. Yikes - not something that I do well at all. However, I do love my Heidi Swapp distressing tool, so I decided to bust it out for the challenge. LOL A few weeks ago, I picked up some We R Memory Keepers grommets that were on clearance at HL. They are very different and think they are fun additions to cards.
Stamps - Magnolia Tilda w/kitty (Pet Collection) and Studio G Sentiment
Ink - Brilliance and Copics
Paper - HL cs
Misc. - WRMK grommet, Nesties, May Arts ribbon, Spica pen on sentiment, Heidi Swapp distressing tool