Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Yes - For the first time in a while I have nothing to post more than some randomness...
Please go to Fun-Frilled for some good stuff and a blg candy entry that you don't want to miss!
I found out I liked ham salad yesterday!
I found out that you CAN be over educated!
I found out that the terrible two's have set in...
I found out that it is possuble to have half your face go numb from the dentisit (yes on purpose).
Chew on that until tomorrow ladies - my two year old is screaming about the dog...who is harmless...
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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Yes - Another Card Kit!

I am in a Christian Card Kit Swap and I do not want to offend any of the swappers in the group - but this one by far has been my favorite...I think mainly due to the colors....and I want this stamp set!

PLEASE don't forget to check out the Fun-Frilled website today as it is my day to hostess!
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Monday, April 27, 2009

Design D.I.V.A.S Challenge

We were to use a very unique technique (which if you know me I don't venture into the technique world much) with our cuttlebug and scrap paper. Instead of using scrap pieces, I used scrap punch pieces and this is how it turned out...I didn't trim the white completely perfect to give it the scrap feel instead of the background.
Not completely sure that I like my colors, but I guess I am just happy I tried a new technique!
(Our Daily Bread, Stampin' Up! Paper and Punches)
Please don't forget to check out the ladies at Fun-Frilled this week...if you love Rachel Ray - you won't want to miss it - our cards were completed in 30 minutes or less!!
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Thursday, April 23, 2009


Here is a shocker for you - I am in a swap on SCS!
Here is my card for a swap about the sweet life hosted by my friend Tracey!

Please don't forget to check out the gals at Fun-Frilled and see what new things are posted - and please don't forget about the amazing blog candy that is up for grabs for playing along!
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

More Awesome Card Kits

Card kits I have received that I have been driving my husband crazy with because I had not used them yet!
This is the first Magnolia stamped image I have ever used!

Gotta love this stinking monkey!

I believe this may be a Whiff of Joy stamp? Look at my attempt to shade!

My second ever Magnolia image on a 5X5 card

And of course one of my new growing favorites - House Mouse!
Hug the one you are with girls!
BTW - Have you looked at the Fun-Frilled website lately?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Fun-Frilled Card & Candy

Please don't forget to hop on over to Fun-Frilled (CLICK HERE hehehe) to see my card today as I am the Tuesday Host with the Most....Super cute cards and some MASSIVE blog candy for playing along!
Now scroll down to see my post for the day!!

More Blog Candy Added for Today - Updated at 8:33 AM

Toodles and Binks is also hosting from Blog Candy - and it is super easy to get entered! Just click on their name!
Another Blog Candy Today!!! - Updated at 9:36 AM

What do you have to do to qualify for the blog candy? Well, here's the list:
Grab the above banner and put it on your sidebar with a link to the Whiff of Joy webstore.
Write a post on your blog letting people know about the candy.
Go back to Katherine's Blog and leave a link to your post in the Mr. Linky Widget.The candy is open until May 1st, so what are you waiting for???

Christian Card Kits

These kits are from a montly swap on SCS
The inside of this one says:
"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the amster calls a butterfly."
Richard Bach
Can you tell I love this layout??

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Taylored Expressions Challenge

I am using this card I created for a challenge over at Caardvarks that is sponsored by Taylored Expressions.
Basically you needed to use a tree...unfortunately my camera decided to puke and I need to get it fixed pronto...I had to use an old camera and this was the result...yuck!
But the card is still cute!
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PS - scroll down there are more post today!

Pebbles Give Away - 6 Sets of Chalks!

Want to win 6 new sets of chalks?
Click on the button below! That easy!!

50 Card Fronts X's 2!!

I signed up for a swap where you made card fronts for as many people that signed up. We were using brand new stamp sets from the Stampin Up! catty. I signed up from Thoughts & Prayers and when I finished I decided to do Congratulations from Sale-A-Bration.

I really like this first card using Groovy Guava from 07 In Colors...I like it both plain and with the DP (random brand from All That Scraps that was on sale). PLus I noticed you could turn it three different ways and it still looked neat!

Here is the second one using again 07 In Colors of Soft Sky and Blue Bayou. Needless to say these colors are no more in stock!
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Sunday, April 19, 2009

SU! Monthly Card Swap

This is a card from a monthly card swap I am in that uses nothing but Stampin Up! - so I used of course Fifth Avenue Floral Bravo Burgandy, Orchid Opulence, and Cameo Coral....not a combination that I would have typically chosen.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Monthly Card Kit Swap

These are the cards (some variations due to ribbon shortages!) from a kit I received in a monthly card kit swap I am in on SCS! Not a stamp I would normally used so I was forced to work outside the box! Nice change of pace!

These were extras I will use for a card flood swap.

Hug the one you are with ladies!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Christian Card Kit Swap

This is a card I made from one of the 6 Christian Card Kits I will be receiving this month...Don't you love it??
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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Another Swap Card

This was me using one of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets for a swap on SCS by Robin Caron and Debbee
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Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter, Soldiers, & Fun-Frilled

So here is my Easter centerpiece that also doubled as goodies for the soldiers to take home with them. I cooked for a few soldiers that are going to be deploying in about a month...Nick would have been deploying as well if he had not changed units - thank God for that! I made them Easter goodies just as I did last year when they all came home...never forget to thank a soldier for what they do...Soldiers give you your freedom everyday, God gives you forgiveness for life.
These also double for a monthly challenge (such a multi-tasker aren't I?) on a thread for SCS for Procrastinators...we had to use hoarded items...that would be the bottles I have had since Christmas and the SU! paper since I don't know when!!!
Now....don't forget to check out Fun-Frilled this week as I am back in action on the design team after maternity leave and all (hee, hee) and please don't forget to take part in the AMAZING almost $300 worth of blog candy to win!!!
Click HERE!
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Thursday, April 9, 2009


Here is my BBQ Ribs in the crockpot recipie!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

House Mouse!

These are my cards from a swap done by Brickhousecards on SCS - who doesn't love a house mouse rabbit stamp?? I love them - I just hate to color them (wink, wink, Michelle)!!

These are some ATC's from another swap...

Don't Forget The Blog Candy Found HERE From Fun-Filled!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Card Kit Cards!

I am in a million card kit swaps and so I decided to spark my creativity with a few of the kits! Hope you like the outcome! I know one of the kits is from Susan Patten (spatton2001), but I can't remember the others!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Someone Cares - Church Ministry

My church has a ministry called "Someone Cares" in which they write letters to those in prison. I am not much at writing letters but have wanted to help out. I decided that with my new stamps from Our Daily Bread (who by the way has some amazing new stamps this month!) I could help out by making cards. I only did 13 for the women this Easter, but will be trying to make enough each month so a few people get cards as they write to around 60 folks in total. I made all of these from scraps I had handy!

Friday, April 3, 2009

DKOS #23 Cards!

We had to use something from the Manhatten it is! I love this stamp set. I would have never bought it but my demo Manda Doorley (aka manda_dex on SCS) picked it out for me...I told her I needed a couple new sets and this is one of th eones she picked - great job Manda! ***Click her name to shop her website!
We had to use a Bella image and make it fun - hope this worked!!

I have been saying I would get these posted...and now they finally are - only becuase SCS is down and I can't spend my time there!!


The design team I am a part of (Fun-Frilled) is having a MASSIVE giveaway...can you say MASSIVE - I don't think you really get it ladies:
$300 WORTH!!!