Saturday, September 29, 2012

Born to Fish

We spent many days on the the weekend this summer going fishing with the kids, something they have found they LOVE to do!

So I created a layout with pictures from the first two times we went this summer!
So much fun!

Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, September 27, 2012


Time for another fabulous sketch!  Joanna's sketches are always so amazing!

With a ton of birthday's in our family next month, I thought I better start working on them.  I decided to create a Birthday card with a fall theme to it!
I just love the font of the new Fancy Sentiments set!!

I also used some new leaves to add behind my tags!!

Here is the sketch:

Join in, we'd love to see what you create!!

Inspired By Stamping Products I Used:

Have a wonderful day!!


Crafty Creations: Autumn Leaves
Paper Pretties: Fall Inspired
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters:  Happy Birthday
Crafty Sentiments: Autumn Colours
Tuesday Throwdown: Fall Colors

Monday, September 24, 2012

Viewmaster Card with SS

This week's Sweet Stamps Challenge is a:

View-Master Card

Here's a tutorial from Splitcoaststampers to help you out.

I had a fun time creating this card to share with you today!!

I started out by creating a template in Make the Cut and then cut out the wheel along with the layers.
I really like the colors I used on this card!  I spent a lot of time cutting out flowers and butterflies for this beauty!  But I sure like how it turned out!

The different sentiments in the opening...

What a fun card design to create! Supplies Used:

Make sure to join us on the Sweet Stamps blog, we'd love to see what you create with our challenge in mind! You have a chance at winning $20 to purchase some "sweet" things of your own

Have a wonderful day!


Love To Create: Anything Goes

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Ice Cream

One of the kids favorite things to do this summer is go to the BIG COW!!

They loved going to Cedar Crest to get Ice Cream!

The little guy fell in love with Mint Chocolate Chip and my little girl loves getting the Birthday Cake ice cream!
These pictures were taken from our first visit there!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Trip to the Park

Good morning fellow bloggers!

One of the things I love doing with the kids in is taking a walk to the local park with them!  They get so much excitement in them when I tell them we're taking a walk to the park, I just love it!

Obviously I always have to take pictures! ;)

So here are layouts for each of their albums from our first trip to the park this Spring!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Just a Treat...No Tricks!

Have you had a chance to order your Exclusive Spook-tacular kit from My Thoughts Exactly and Trendy Twine?!

I hope so, there is only a limited quantity available! Be sure to order your set before they are gone!

My gum wrapper I created uses the exclusive set!
I just love the Build-A-Jack in this exclusive kit!! This is the ONLY way to get this fun pumpkin set! The faces you can create on the pumpkin is so fun and the possibilites are endless!!
I used the FREE Build-A-Jack SVG's to cut out the pumpkin and sentiment piece and then stamped the images! I just LOVE the cooridnating SVG's!!

A close-up:
LOVE the Grape Limeade twine, which is also exclusive to this set!!

Again, you can order your EXCLUSIVE Spook-tacular set here.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Shades of Autumn with SS

This week's Sweet Stamps Challenge is a:

Shades of Autumn

I just love fall and the color change!

I instantly thought of the Tree #3 when I seen the challenge title! Such a great stamp for manly cards! Supplies Used:

Make sure to join us on the Sweet Stamps blog, we'd love to see what you create! You have a chance at winning $20 to purchase some "sweet" things of your own!!

Have a wonderful day!

Fun with the Kids

Good morning!  

I hope you don't mind, but once in awhile I like to change things up, and well today happens to be one of those days! 

Both my kids take after me when it comes to being crafty!!  They love being able to be in my room crafting with me!!  And I just love it!

Recently, my sister bought them a bird feeder and windchime kit! So they were very excited to get it open and make them!!

And......Not only am I in LOVE with my CI Paints, but my kids love them as well!!  

Any time I bring up the word "paint" they instantly ask if they can use my SHIMMERY ones!! :)

My little guy started by painting all of his pieces with some white paint, so the shimmer would stand out even more.

When he was finished painting each paint with a shimmer color he wanted, he took a pencil and dipped in the cover of other paints to add polka dots to the pieces!

All finished:

Look at the shimmer in the sun:

On one side of the roof he decided he wanted stripes instead!

So proud of his bird feeder:

The colors he used were:
Blush, Royal Blue, Rustic Red, Tickled Pink, Mango, Sage, Sky Blue, Mellow Yellow, Plum, Amethyst, Sunshine, Spring Green and Turquoise.


My little girl starting to paint her wind chime:
She decided to use the paints that came with the set, but then used the same technique her brother used.  She used the pencil dipped in the cover of different paints to add polka dots to her flower chime!!

Her finished chime:

The shimmery polka dots:
She used: Lavender, Plum, Royal Blue and Sunshine.

How fun!

I hope you've enjoyed my post for today!


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Rubber Stamp Event

Just a special note to all my friends who live in WI or will be in the Milwaukee area next weekend!

There is a Rubber Stamp Show September 22-23 at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds!!

For more information, please visit here.

I am so excited to be able to help out at the Creative Vision booth!

How exciting!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

MTE + TT Spook-tacular Fun

Please check my post below for today's Inspired By Stamping Recap Post.  I have some adorable altered juices!!


My Thoughts Exactly
Trendy Twine 
have teamed up for some SPOOK-TACULAR Fun!

How exciting!

You should have arrived here from Sukie's blog, if you are just starting on my blog, please start at the beginning on the Trendy Twine blog, as you don't want to miss out on any of the spooky fun!!

MTE and TT have joined up to release an exclusive set!!

It's such a lovely set!

Ready to see what is included in the set?!?!

Build-a-Jack stamp set:


A lovely bundle of twine!
EXCLUSIVE 10 yard sampler of Grape Limeade Trendy Twine (Only available in this set!), 10 yard sampler of Grape Licorice Trendy Twine, and 10 yard sampler of Lime Licorice Trendy Twine


The set is only $10!!

There are only a certain number of sets available!  So be sure to grab yours before they are gone!  Check it out here!!


I'm so excited to share my card with you today using these awesome specialty stamps and twine!!
I obviously used the awesome exclusive bundle - My Thoughts Exactly and Trendy Twine Spook-tacular Set!!  I used the Grape Limeade twine and the pumpkin stamps!!  

I used the FREE coordinating SVG's that go along with the Build-A-Jack set to cut out three pumpkins.  Then stamped them and had a fun time creating the expressions for their faces!

I used the Fright Night Friends set to create the inside panel of the card!

Close-up of the tag I created:
I also used the Fright Night Friends, Halloween Subway Art and Easter Greetings to create this tag for the front!

I also used some of the lovely Grape Limeade twine on the front!!  I just love this twine!!!


TWO of these adorable kits will be given away!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Just a friendly reminder that this kit is EXCLUSIVE and VERY LIMITED!
Both the Grape Limeade twine and Build-A-Jack stamp set will NOT be available outside of this set!

So be sure to order your set before they are gone!!

Order yours HERE!

Your next stop is Yvonne!!  Enjoy her lovely project!

Here's the complete hop list:
Kendra <---- You Are Here!
Yvonne   <----- Next!

Have a Spook-tacular day!!

IBS Sept. Recap

Good morning !! 

Yesterday was Inspired By Stamping's September release!  Another great month of fabulous stamps, ribbons and flowers!!


I'm so excited to share my project with you today!

When I got the Halloween Tags set I was so excited to created some cute Halloween projects!

My hubby ran to the store for me to pick up two Hog Wash juices for the kids:

I was so excited to alter them and make them much cuter!

Here they are finished:
I just LOVE how they turned out!  

Wouldn't these be fun to make as favors for a kids Halloween party!!

Vampire Blood...
I stamped a bunch of the little spiders around to bottle to make it more spooky looking!!

I cut slits on each side of this tag and ran some of the new black ribbon through it!

Witch Potion....
My favorite one!!

I used some of the new orange ribbon around the bottle on this one as well.

I used some of my shimmery paints to alter the flowers and make them sparkle!!
I just love the new fall flowers released this month!

My kids are going to love these for Halloween!


Make sure to check out each of the DT blogs, there is such lovely inspiration from all these lovely ladies using the new sets:

Joanna; Inspired By Stamping
Colleen Dietrich
Deb Hickman
Irit Shalom
Kendra Sand (me)
Kim Score
Tammy Hobbs

Have a nice day!