Tuesday, July 29, 2008

You need primas?...Make some...

Do you have a zillion Prima flowers? Like most of us you probably do but you usually run out of those favorite colors first. Then you are left with a zillion flowers but you don't have any of those favorite colors hanging around anymore. Well, I found a site that shows you how to make your own Prima flowers. It looks really fun! I can't wait to try it myself! So, grab some colored cardstock, some flower punches, an embossing tool, and your scissors! Then visit this link, and have fun! Now you will have flowers in any color you want. I also have read that some people crumple up their paper, some wet it, some use mulberry paper, some highlight with markers, etc. So play around with it to get the look you want. Have a great day!~Kathy~

Monday, July 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Matt!

It's that day again...It's my DH's Birthday. It's also his day off from work and guess what he gets to do...he has a dental cleaning appointment. Thats not so bad...he has never had a real cavity in his life...just a small spot that had to be blasted off. Anyway it's his day and he gets to pick what he wants to do. I know he is going to want to go to a Chinese buffet because that is his favorite. We used to go to a Chinese buffet about once a week but now I'm burned out on Chinese. I guess I can make an exception today. Then we might go to Sams Club and pick up a cake and share it with some of the family. It's going to be hotter today...probably about 87 and hotter Tuesday and Wednesday with the humidy climing. Well anyway this is the card I made last night for my DH...It fit him well because he does all the grilling here and love it. He has a shirt that say"Grill Sergeant"on it so it fits him well.

Recipe: Stamps :Bella Stamping- Grillafella; Ink: Black; Paper: blue,green unknown, and GP white; Extras: Cuttlebug, Rectangle Nestabilities, distressed stripes folder,Prismacolor markers, Sukura Gelly Roll pen, and sentiment computer generated.

Thanks for looking and have a nice day!!!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

What kind of fruit are you???

I took a quiz and this is what I found out...

You Are a Banana

You are mellow, easy going, and a total softie on the inside.

People find it really easy to get along with you. You suit most tastes.

And while you're very sweet, you're not boring or ordinary.

You have an attraction to the exotic, and you could show up anywhere... doing almost anything!

You are spirited, energetic, and a total kick to be around.

You're also quite funny. Your sense of humor is on the goofy side, and it fits you well.

Try it out for yourself...Have a nice day...~Kathy~

Friday, July 25, 2008

PTI Blog Hop

Hello all...I'm making this short and sweet...I just received my first set of PTI stamps from Kristy Vernon today in the mail, which I won on her blog...Thanks Kristy...Anyway I used the Lemon Tart paper that I got from her also. I ran my vellum through my Cuttlebug in the Heart Blocks folder. I used the set My Punny Valentine. I put my Lemon tart ribbon around the image. I used Versa ink. This is my first attempt at any PTI crafts. I had a really short amount of time to make this, it will be be better next time....The computer wasn't in my favor today either...Thanks for looking...Don't be to hard on me....Thanks again...~Kathy~

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Vacation pictures!

Here are a few of our pictures from our last vacation trip to the Mall Of America in Minnesota. We stayed at the Fairfield Inn. The Fairfield is a very nice and clean place to stay. Nice but small pool with two hot tubs and excellent breakfast. First day was shopping and visiting the Underworld Adventures. Underwater Adventures is a must visit if you go there. There is alot of things to see there. They have live sting rays in a pool that you can touch. They have removed the barbs from the string rays so they are safe. There are alot of nice picture taking spots. You can see one picture here of me in a treasure chest in a play area that I had to crawl into. The second day we bought wristbands for the Nick Universe Park. The kids loved the rides. My DH loves the water log ride. The kids went on the water log ride a few years back, but didn't know what to expect, and now they won't go on it again...Of course they are 7 and 5 years old, when they are 10 or so they will probably go on it non stop. We did also visit the local pool a few days after we got back. Also on vacation we stayed at my parents cabin on a lake. The kids love it there. Well that's it for now...Thanks for coming back...see you soon...Have a nice day. ~Kathy~

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!

Happy 36th Anniversary Mom and Dad. Today is DH's mom and dads Anniversary. Here is the card I made for them. It's a Bella stamp with Pretty in Pink SU paper. Swiss Dots Cuttlebug emboss folder. The scalloped punch is Martha Stewart Simple Scallop.Gp white paper and unknown black. I colored the image in with Prismacolor Markers. Stickles were added to the dress, veil, shoes, and hairpiece. Thanks for visiting...see you again soon. I have a bunch of vacation pictures to share...see you then...~Kathy~

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A Birthday card for a nephew!

Today is my nephew's 6th Birthday. Happy Birthday Kurt! We had a big celebration for him the other day, see Sunday post. We're on our way to The Mall of America, yep again... second trip there in less than a month. My Dh loves that Mall. I asked the kids if they wanted to go on the rides there but my DD says no. They want to got to the Water Underworld instead. Were staying over night at a really nice place across the street. Last year we stayed at the Days in across the street, and I will not go there again. The beds were really dirty on the bottom edge, yucky. I'd rather pay another $50.00 to stay in a nice place. I'l post the recipe for this card at a later time. We'll be on our way shortly. Thanks for visiting and see you again soon....Have a nice Day...~Kathy~

Monday, July 7, 2008

A card for a Challenge at Hanna Stamps on SCS

Here is one of my cards I made for the Hanna Stamps Challenge at SCS. Last week they had a release party going on, which I missed since I was out of town with no internet. I submitted it yesterday and I found out today that I won...'Doing the Happy Dance here'. Anyway, all the submitted summer/outdoor cards were put into a drawing and I just happened to win. I won The Lazy Day stamp set. It's my first official Hanna girl stamp set. I have like 24 of the Riley Hanna Stamps though. You can go and check out my card for the details at SCS if needed. Thanks for looking and I'll see you soon... ~Kathy~

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Happy Birthday Sister!

It's a Birthday...My sisters Birthday is today. Happy Birthday Kris! We had a big party yesterday for her and my nephew Kurt, whos Birthday is on Tuesday. They had a big cookout at my parents cabin which consisted of corn-on-the-cob, fried walleye from Canada, brats, hotdogs, and all the trimmings. Of course there was a big cake and ice cream and cupcakes too.... What a prefect week and weekend it was. We were on vacation and stayed at The Cabin with family. The kids had a blast playing outside with cousins. My husband even made his traditional Breakfast Burritos, he made 24 of them. Most of the people ate 2, yummo...kind of like McDonalds but only better. He even made his potato pockets(aka hobo dinner). Here is the card I made for her...
Stamps: Hanna Stamps-Riley bakes, sentiment Penny Black Citters.
Paper: Pink texture unknown, Black, GP white, and DP unknown from my scrap pile.
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx.
Extras: Cuttlebug and Circle Nestabilities, paper piercer, black ribbon, stickles, SU word punch, Zig markers.

I hope you had a nice holiday weekend and I hope to see you back again soon, Have a nice day... ~Kathy~

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Hi Everyone...

Hello to all...I've been on vacation, in and out most of the week...Not much to post. I have a couple of birthday parties for this weekend and I'll share the cards probably on Sunday. See you then...~Kathy~