Monday, December 21, 2009

one more Christmas Card

It's never to late to whip up a Christmas card. If it doesn't get sent this year you can be ahead of time for next year *wink*! This card was actually inspired by Tina on the KNK messageboard. SHe had asked me a few weeks ago about uses for an embossing pen. Here I used my embossing/watermark pad to create a holly watermark. But you could just as easily use your pen to color the stamp instead. I then added flock to the image. Yes I am a little addicted to flocking especially where Fluffles is concerned! My biggest flocking tip is to use a glue pen and start in small areas, and always start with the darker colors first. (I learned that the hard way a while back). so Meowy Christmas!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

HI I am still here

This is where I have been. Sick kids abound at my house. This all started the first week of November. Alex was down for a week which they determined was an immune response to his H1N1 shot. Then the dog hurt his back and became paralyzed. Then Sarah caught the stomach "flu" although it didn't act like any stomach "flu" I have seen. Her GI system got all inflamed and she couldn't keep anything down. eventually she was able to move onto bread and chicken broth. Of course SHE HATES BOTH OF THOSE!!! We eventually got her all cured only to have Meagan catch the flu! 12-13 days of fever. (which just finally broke Friday!) Missing 10 days of school including finals! A special thank you to all her teachers and her guidance counselor for helping us get all those rescheduled and figured out! Meagan did end up with bronchitis. I have never seen her so sick. I am thankful she got the shot because I really hate to think what the outcome could have been otherwise....... Wait there is more .....My grandpa was in the hospital during that time and now Alex has strep! To which once I heard the news at the doctor's office I started cheering. They thought I was a little odd but hey...strep is easily cured ..a dose or two of antibiotics and he will be good as new in time for Christmas!

Sunday, December 06, 2009

KnK and Creativity Boutique are having a BLOG HOP and here is my Holiday Project

KnK and Creativity Boutique design teams are joining forces for a blog hop! Each design team member will post a handmade holiday gift idea. You won't want to miss it, and rumor has it, there may be a prize involved! The fun starts on the Kreative Kaboodles blog at 9am EST, so if you are starting from my blog be sure to head back to Kreative Kaboodles after leaving a comment on my blog and follow those instructions so you can get your name in for a prize!!!!

and now for my holiday project!

Today we are going to make this…

You will need

a stamp image (or multiple images)
coloring items (pencils or markers or chalk)
a frame (I used a dollar store frame)
cardstock (I used white and a background color)
assorted paper scraps

For the first step I took the “mat” out from the frame and traced it onto cardstock and then cut it out to make a mat, saving insides to stamp images on.

I then tore the paper scraps into small pieces and glued them onto the mat.

I then trimmed any excess paper off the mat and placed a darker cardstock behind this mat.

I then stamped my images onto the scraps from the inside of the mat piece and colored the images.

I then trimmed the stamped images so that they could be matted on the darker cardstock.

And then placed both mats into the frame :D

You could vary this and include multiple mattes if desired or even cut out images to place inside frame as i did here with February Kit

The next step on this Blog hop is Deb

Saturday, December 05, 2009

KnK and Creativity Boutique are having a BLOG HOP

Be sure to check back on Sunday, December 6th as the KnK and Creativity Boutique design teams are joining forces for a blog hop! Each design team member will post a handmade holiday gift idea. You won't want to miss it, and rumor has it, there may be a prize involved! The fun starts on the Kreative Kaboodles blog at 9am EST.

Monday, November 30, 2009


wahoooooo I won! A month or so back Dream Street had a blog contest to name one of their upcoming 2010 lines! and I won! YEAH!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to see the line! :D been a long week or 2 here and this really made me smile!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Creativity Boutique and KnK goodies

I have wanted this Wisemen stamp since I saw it in the CHA catalog . (Yep I actually went thru the entire catalog and highlighted stamps I needed! For this card I used I stamped on the Graphic 45 paper and cut out the images. One of my favorite things about KnK and Creativity Boutique, besides the shopping---which I have seem to do alot of ;) , is that I am on both Design Teams. So I get double the fun! I made this wall hanging using KnK's December Kit. The colors are absolutely gorgeous!!!!! The letters here are painteed and then sprinkled with glitter. For another project I did use the marshmellow glimmer mist and yummy!

Monday, November 23, 2009

KnK's December Kit is here!

This kit is simply GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and you need it! treat yourself to an early Christmas present!!!!! and be sure to check out all the addons!!!!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

We ave had a very sad week at our household

about a week and a half ago our doggie LOU hurt his back.. we took him in and they gave him a shot as usual....the next night he suddenly seemed to be staggering and having trouble walking by the following morning the hind legs were pretty much paralyzed... we took him in and they thought it could be just swelling or permanent and wanted to watch him over weekend. it never got worse but never got better so they told us to take him home this past Tuesday... it was miserable. he was such an active dog and he absolutely hated a kennel and now to heal he was confined to a kennel. after watching him scout and howling at night because he was lonely we took him to a different vet for a 2nd opinion

he was basically never gonna regain use of his hind we had to make the decission to put him down. Crying or Very sad
Other other doggie Charlie is a little sad and looking for his pal, But we are thankful we still have him to cuddle.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Loving this stamp set!

I loved this Birch Buddies Set from Stampendous that I played with this month for Creativity Boutique. There are so many possibilities with this stamp set!!! I used my Tsukineko Markers and some Stampendous Flock! and of course I am loving the embossing folders. My sizzix is suddenly no longer gathering dust!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pick of the Patch

Another example of just how lovely the KNK November Kit is!!!! I love the Webster's lettering and the wood pumpkin from Harmonie! One of the Sad things about the grils getting older is that Meagan wasnt quite as excited this year about getting and carving pumpkins. She was still super excited about trick or treating tho as she and the entourage joined Alex and I for trick or treating.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I made this mini canvas using the Stretchy Spooks Stamps from Stampendous! available through Creativity Boutique. I provided detailed instructions for KnK members.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Fall

I found another source for stamps. (Insert eye roll here) They got me with the cutest nutcracker stamps (and I think the only nutcracker stamps I have ever seen). So I made this card using one of their stamps sets and papers from KNK's Novmeber Kit! You can get these stamps at Clear Dollar Stamps and the Kit at KNK.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Pilgrims and Indians

I made this Layout using my yummy KNK November Kit. I love love love the colors in this kit!!!! Just let me say my picture of this layout does not do it justice. The glare is hiding the texture of the leaf paper on the background :( . And just wait until you see the December kit!!!! wowsa!!! 2 altered items, a card and a layout so far and still going strong!!!!!

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Thank You card and a Sketch

I created this card using the Birch Buddies Set From Stampendous! I added some flock to the animals. Looking at the card now (I hate when I do that) it is missing something. HMMM..wll have to think on that. I am providing the sketch I used for this card so you can play too.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

I'm Nuts about You

This month I got to play with the Birch Buddies set from Stampendous! To create this card I used papers from KNK's October kit. I added some flock to the squirrels. My daughter who has an obsession with squirrels has already claimed this card :D

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

More U R My Favorite FUN

I made this card for my hubby for our anniversary! Hard to believe we celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary this month!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

More KnK Kit creations

Our Pilgrim cookies! Always at hit at Thanksgiving! Fudge Striped cookies placed upside down topped with big marshmallows dipped in melted chocolate chips. Then add a little yellow icing and tada you have pilgrim hats! Alex's class last year loved them. and my nieces and nephew love it when I bring them to Thanksgiving Dinner :D

Monday, October 26, 2009

Nikki Sivils U R My Favorite Fun

I really loved that this paper was so versatile and the colors were a little out of my comfort zone but I loved them. You can pick up all of Nikki's lines at Creativity Boutique

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Check out KnK's November Kit

The colors on this Kit are just plain gorgeous!!!!! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and Here is my First creation.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Long Time no see

Yes believe it or not I am still around! Life has been quite busy. Work has been a zoo. For those that don't know my real job is working for a local health department and the last few months we have been eating, drinking and sleeping H1N1. Not totally fun but totally necessary. Now if we could just get some vaccine in before it is too late. I have been scrapping and creating lots of stampy stuff and lots of Halloween cards.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

More October Kit Fun

I made this in honor of Grandparent's Day. I started thinking back on the things I learned from my grandparents (besides the fact that grandma's freezer is always stocked with ice cream ;) ). It is the weekend and Meagan has lots of activities scheduled and my hubby is sick so hoping to sneak in so scrappy time! I woke up with this cool idea and I may try it out.:D

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

My Prince Charming

I was so excited to get the opportunity to play with the new Nikki Sivils lines for Creativity Boutique. And I admit I was a little nervous as the line was cutesy. But I LOVED my creations with the line! and I have since added a few more of her line into my cart ;)

Monday, October 05, 2009

Happy Fall Thank you card

This card combines two of my favorites...this set of leaves stamps from Creativity Boutique and papers from KnK's February kit. To Create this I actually left the stamps on their packing and inked them up using many different fall ink colors (many being about four since I really don't have that many ;) ) and then place the card on top of the inked images. You can get these stamps here. Hope you enjoy!

On a side note HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to my hubby! 18 years!!!! (and we dated for 6 years before we got married)~ Chris

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

another October KnK Kit Creation

I have been wanting a place where I can add some of my sketches and I thought this would be the perfect place :D. Watch soon for my upcoming card kit :D

Sunday, September 20, 2009

KnK's October Kit is here!

I seriously love these colors! At first I admit I was a little scared of the purple..but honestly the purples and green go together so well!! And this month the kit contains Core'dinations Cardstock! which is so fun to play with!
Here are close ups of those flowers!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Creativity Boutique is Looking for 2 Designers

Creativity Boutique, featuring Stampendous! and Core'dinations cardstock is searching for two Stamping Design Team members. Do you love to create? Then We want to hear from you!

Dates: September 13th thru September 27th, 2009
Here's How To Apply:
1. Submit the following to

a. 3 projects. A project can be a layout, a card or an altered item, its your choice. All projects should include stamping. These projects do not have to be new, so show us your best work. If you already own Stampendous! stamps we would love to see what you've done with them, but all brands welcome for submission.

b. A paragraph telling us about yourself. Tell us why you want to join our team. We want to get to know you.

c. A link to any online galleries, blogs, etc. We want to see your work.

d. List of any current or previous design team experience. Please note PREVIOUS DT EXPERIENCE IS NOT REQUIRED.

e. Contact information. Please include name, mailing address, email address, and phone number

We can't wait to see your designs! We have great things in store for 2009 and our site and we are looking forward to adding design team members who are passionate about stamping and paper crafting! Thanks so much for considering our offer! If you have any questions about this opportunity please send me an e-mail at

The deadline for submissions is midnight, CST on September 27th, 2009. We will make our selections no later than September 30th, 2009. Selected team members will be notified via e-mail to confirm their acceptance.

Design Team Guidelines:

1.) Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

2.) Previous design team experience is not required.

3.) Submissions will be judged by owners of Creativity Boutique and Chris Pozzi, our DT Coordinator.

4.) We will be selecting 2 individuals for the CB Design Team.

Here is what our Design Team Members will be asked to do:

1.) Commit to a 6 month term beginning October 1, 2009.

2.) Submit a total of 6 projects each month used the stamps that we supply. The projects you create each month will be used to showcase manufacturer products that are in Creativity Boutique. We will also use these projects on our Blog and in other promotions as desired.

3.) Post additional projects in their own personal design team gallery (when gallery becomes available.)

4.) Participate in forum discussions on a daily basis to help facilitate the growth of our online community. The community involvement is very important to us here at Creativity Boutique so we ask that each member try their best to devote some time to our forum and gallery every day.

5.) We also ask that our design team members promote our website to friends, family members and colleagues to help facilitate the growth of our online store, our blog, our gallery and our forum.

6.) You will be asked to post a technique on a rotating basis to our Creative Resource section of the site

7.) You will be responsible for updating the store blog one day per week on a rotating basis as assigned by the Design Team Leader.

Here is what Creativity Boutique will provide to you as a Design Team Member:

1.) A monthly stamp product package ( valued at a minimum of $25) shipped at our expense.

2.) Our design team members will receive 20% discount on personal purchases. You will also get to shop all sales in the store even when "sale prices" are above your DT Discount.

3.) Our design team members will be featured on our Design Team page along with links to their work in the gallery.

4.) You will receive Design Team recognition in our forum and gallery (once available) and you will have the freedom to use the Creativity Boutique logo on message boards and resumes.

5.) You will have access to the private Design Team forum so you can trade tips, ideas and project ideas with one another.

6.) You will then have a “product package” shipped out by the 7th of each month and your 1st project will be due to the DT Coordinator by the 20th of each month. The remaining projects will be due to the DT Coordinator by the 28th of each month. However, please be advised that the uploading of your projects date may change, but you will be notified of this change in a timely manner.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Wahoo It is official!

I have been asked to be the DT Lead for Creativity Boutique. I have been very busy working with Gerri-anne getting ready for an upcoming DT Call. So keep your eyes out? :D We have soo much planned, I can't wait to share it all with you! Be sure to check out all the new stamps that just arrived and Nikki Sivils papers are also in stock!

Monday, September 07, 2009

Frightenly Fun Fluffles!

Fluffles finally arrived at my house this weekend! I had this vision of cute little treat bags for halloween! SO I put Fluffles to work! and this was the result!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

KnK reveal part 2

Here are 2 more creations with the September KnK kit. I apologize if the images are dark .. I have been having a terrible time getting good picks lately as it has been rainy or wet out every time I actually had time to take pics.
On the home fron the kids are all finally back in school and appear to be adjusting well!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

They're Here.. FLuffles is finally in stock!!!

My Favorite stamps from CHA!!!! I have been waiting it seems like forever! to the point I started watching for ransom notes cause I thought someone was holding my beloved Fluffles hostage. Never fear tho..He is in stock at Creativity Boutique and I even left you a few. Mine will be here before the weekend! and I will be playing!

Friday, August 21, 2009

My KnK reveal part 1

I just loved this kit. and really loved this new Bazzill card stock! it was like having extra patterned paper in the kit!!!!!! Here are Alex and Sarah loving on grandmas new kittens!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A day at the Park

My Mom and Dad made great use of a beautiful day and took Sarah and Alex to a local State Park. The Kids had a blast and I am not sure who was more tired the kids or grandma and grandpa :D
If you haven't checked out this month's KnK Kit you should!
I know I say that every month but this kit went together so well and really sparked my creativity!!! I did 3 layouts, a card and a small project in under 2 hours! How is that for inspiration!?!?!?!! I have shown you below the add-on kit!!! way cool. and you need the cardstock add-on!!! which has the new Bazzill embossed cardstock!!
And now time for a question.... once in a while I get to help Gerrianne pick out goodies for the kits :D so I want to know what do you look for in a kit? do you like just the basics? do you want a jammed packed kit? do you scrap mainly 2 page layouts? 1 page layouts? and what do you like to see in a kit newsletter?