Thursday, January 21, 2010

28 years....

Yep, tomorrow is our 28th year anniversary. And to be honest, I really struggled with this card...and if you have been reading my blog, I think you will understand, lol! But here is what I finally came up with:



Pretty simple, but then its a guy card, lol. Billy has always liked the 'old scraggly' looking cards, as he calls them, rofl. Anyways, no matter what we have been through, this statement is true with me...more tomorrow...

thanks for stopping by and TGIF!! (in a few hours anyways, lol!)
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Card Details:
Stamps: Love Notes from Gina K Designs
Papers: All cardstock from Gina K
Accessories: tim holtz charm, fun wire, pop dots, jumbo eyelets, sponge and ink, tim holtz crackle paint, heart punch, labels 6 nesties.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Herrrreeess ya card!

No, not THAT kinda card, the one Bill Engvall talks about in his stand up comedy thingys, lol! But MY card or rather cards I promised!

This week on StampTV Gina did such an awesome video called Memory Keeper . I HAD to do one. I made a little card set:



I used the new StampTV kit, Organize It! I also used Nina's new set, Heartily Yours, LOVE this set! I have bunch more cards made with this same image too, another card set I made. My sister bugs me all the time to make her sets, so getting her some made up. Plus my daughter likes taking them to her work to sell, lol. Anyways, pretty simple design. I wanted to keep it flat for easy mailing and then I even made matching envelopes too! I really love how this turned out and so quick and fun to make!

Ok, thats it for now! I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend! It's rainy and yucky here, but I am getting in lots of fun stamping time! And we are going to my daughters house here in a bit to see Blake, cant wait!
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Card Details
Stamps: StampTV Kit, Organize It!, Heartily Yours by Nina Brackett from Gina K Designs
Papers: All cardstock from Gina K, Dp is Basic Grey
Accessories: scor-pal, scor-tape, twine, oval nesties, jute ribbon.

Hello hello hello.... is there anybody out there?

Here that echo? LOL! I do! wow, 10 days since I posted last! For shame Cat! I will have an update for you today with a new card creation later today, but for now just letting everybody know I AM still here! And a few developments in my life...read on if you care to know!






Wellll, since I last wrote, so much has happened. REally? It almost seems unreal to me. Let's see...first? If you have been following me for a bit, you know that back in August, I found out about an affair with this little young girl (my daughter's age) that hubby had been having...had the heart attack after that one..NOT blaming the heart attack all on that, but I do believe it was a contributing factor...the stress thing and all, lol. Wellll been working on through that with him, its been hard, but I do know how much I love him and he is starting to convince me that same, lol. Anyways....I find out just last week...well, there is a child involved..maybe...there is one that COULD be his. No blood tests have been run YET, but will be. It's something that HAS to be done. Him thinking its just gonna go away..well, its not. and its an innocent child involved....that is what is so sad. He acts embarrassed about the whole thing, I mean very much so...which I am too....that is one reason I dont post much about it. Another is that HER and her step mom do read my stuff, on here and on facebook, so not saying much. I will not stoop to their level....I will say this much..for some reason, her step mom is concerned about my butt size....and is angry at ME for some reason, rofl. She called me and just went on and on about my "fat azz" sorry, but her words, not mine. ANYways....so here I am again, NOT dealing with this very well, not really. I have CHOSE to stay with him though. You dont just walk away from nearly 30 years of marriage...but I do think I need some...prozac or something, lol!! Ooookay, sooo after that? we find out Wednesday, that his job is no more. URS Corp. lost their contract out there at the army base. I think there is alot involved...lots of lawyers...its been a mess since he went to work there a year and half ago though, we know that much. But the Red River Commerce Park decided not to pick him up as an employee...which we kinda expected that response...thats another long story, but anyways, bottom line, he doesnt have a job now. He is still on their payroll up until the end of this month, as a severance package they said. A 2 week severance package, lol. WOW...ha. He will be able to draw unemployment though, that wont be a problem. Just takes a bit to get the income coming in and its not near as much as he was making. AND we are looking at all options. About moving AWAY from here even. That is what I want to do. This small town is just....more than I can take right now. I was raised here, I KNOW how this town is...I want to GO.

Ok, so that is my life in a nutshell as of right now, LOL! Crazy huh? I think I should sell the movie rights, haha! Wait...I think there already was a movie sorta like this, lmao. I can say this much though. I am so very thankful to have my card making buddies and friends. I HAVE been making cards. I have lots like half finished though...I do that when my mind is bouncing around everywheres...start a card, and jump to another one before I finish! LOL! But it gives my mind some relief...it truly does. And I JUST got my Gina K goodies in the mail yesterday and am just itching to play with them...wow that new Basic Grey, Origins, is GORgeous! :D See ya later with a card!



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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Gina K January release, Day 4!

Welcome back to that last day of previews...but not to be sad, the party is tomorrow night! With lots of more sneak peeks, and full stamp set reveals, and LOTS of chit chat! Here is a link to that party thread, and it will be hopping 7-10pm CST Thursday night!!

Be there or be Square! PAARTAY!!

Ok, up tonight we have Nina Brackett's newest set called Heartily Yours...fun fun!! Here is what I did for tonight:



I apologize for the picture, this is about take..oh...1000!! LOL! It is just so hard to get a good picture when using the clear cardstock..for me it is anyways! But that is what it is, a clear card, and I stamped on the bottom edge of it with a stamp form the set too with Stayz-On ink. I just love that look! Isnt that little Bee the cutest?? This is such a versatile set, and such fun images in it!!

Next up is the new One Free With Three set called Love Notes and once again I was in a distressing mood, lol!



I used Gina's Tutorial for inking a cuttlebug folder on this card, and I used some distress ink for it so it would not be as ...solid I guess you would say. I love how this turned out, looks like real leather IRL! Worn out leather out that, lol!



For even more inspiration with our new stamp sets being previewed tonight, check out these GinaK Designers' links:
Nina Brackett {Illustrator of Heartily Yours}
Gina Krupsky {Illustrator of Love Notes}
Jen Charboneau {CSS Designer}

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Stamps: Heartily Yours by Nina Brackett from Gina K Designs
papers: All from Gina K
Accessories: corner punch, copic marker and SU! marker, ribbon, hole punch, scallop border punch, mini brads, white stayz on ink


Stamps: Love Notes, one free with three for Jan from Gina K Designs
papers: all from Gina K
Accessories: cb folder hearts, heart charm, twine, brads, vellum, clear embossing powder, distressing tool.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Gina K January release Day 3!!

Welcome back to Day 3 of the Gina K release! And its the new StampTV Kit today! WOOHOOO!!! And talk about a good one! Well, they all are, but this one, omg is just gonna have so much you can do with it! Just wait till you see! I have two creations to show you tonight. First up is a card I did with the stamp set in the kit called Picture It!:



I so love these corner flowers, for lack of better name, that is what I call them, lol! you can turn them any which way and they work! I started to frame the whole sentiment but then just used it in 2 of the corners! The little butterflies are from Theresa's newest set that we previewed last night, Purr-fectly Delightful.

And next up is a journal of sorts that I altered. It uses the stamp set in the kit called Organize It!



I just purchased a 2.99 journal at Hobby Lobby and took it apart to add divider pages that I made with the kit sayings. Then just covered the outside chipboard pieces of the journal. I got lucky and the cardstock matched this journal's pages Perfectly!! And its also for the color challenge this week at StampTV, blue and greens!! I sooo needed something like this! With hubby's time and payroll all being online and all of my online stuff I do, I am constantly forgetting username and passwords, lol!! This will be sitting beside me on my desk now!!

To see more projects made with the new StampTV kit, check out these designer's links:
Then, tune in to the newest StampTV video available tomorrow morning at StampTV as Gina will be sharing a special project she made with the new kit too!


Ok, thats it from me for tonight! I cant wait to see what new video Gina has done with this kit! And dont forget, come back tomorrow night for ONE more sneak peek!! We have Nina's newest set and the new one free with three!!

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Card Details:
Stamps: Picture It from the StampTV Kit, Purr-fectly Delightful from Gina K Designs
Papers: All from Gina K
Accessories: ribbon, half pearl rhinestones, copic markers, pop dots

Journal Details:
Stamps: Organize It! from the StampTV kit from Gina K Designs
papers: All from Gina K
Accessories: rhinestones, ribbon, oval nesties, purchased journal from Hobby Lobby

Monday, January 4, 2010

Gina K January release Day 2!!

Welcome back to Day 2 of more awesome stamping goodies!...gorgeous cards, wonderful stamps to drool over...gorgeous new cardstock, buttons and ribbon...what more could a stamper ask for..well, maybe a new credit card with a HIGH limit, haha!!

Tonight we have two more new sets!! First up is Melanie Muenchinger's newest set called Square Pegs....its kinda an addition to Hip to Be Square, BUT, the images will work without it too! Here is what I have done for tonight:



I decided to do a bit of distressing! LOL! I LOVE how this turned out! Those little hearts are so fun and perfect to fit in the square and just screamed for me to do a valentines card with all of the new romantic assortment that will be available with this release!

Next up is Theresa Momber's newest set called Purr-fectly Delightful..that name should say something about it, lol!! yesssss, it has KITTIES in it! This is what I decided to show tonight:




Hahaha! Isnt that just the cutest little kitty and mouse??!! I am so loving this set! Do I say that everytime?! Wellll, I MEAN it too!!

And Here is a close up of the salt shaker, I used some glitter for the salt!



For even more inspiration with our new stamp sets being previewed tonight, check out these GinaK Designers' links:
Melanie Muenchinger {Illustrator of Square Pegs}
Theresa Momber {Illustrator of Purrr-fectly Delightful}
Joan Ervin {CSS Designer}
Betty Neville {CSS Designer}


Well, that's all from me tonight! I cant wait to hop and see everybody's creations for these stamp sets!!! And dont forget, more to come tomorrow night! The new StampTV kit is up!!! WOoHOOO!
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Card Details:
Card #1
Stamps: Square Pegs by Melanie Muenchinger from Gina K Designs
Papers: All from Gina K, new colors available this Thursday after the release party!
Accessories: twine, charm, pop dots, distressing tool
Card #2
Stamps: Purr-fectly Delightful by Theresa Momber from Gina K Designs
Papers: From Gina K Designs
Accessories: prisma pencils with OMS, copic multi liner pen, glitter, word windo punch, nail head rhinestones, pop dots.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Gina K January release Day 1!!

Are you ready for it?? I know I am! I so love the holidays, but I am always so glad for things to calm back down now! EXCEPT for the excitement of a new Gina K Design release!! woohoo!! THOSE kind can come EVERY month..right my stamping friends? LOL! And this one is huge..HUGE!! Not only new stamps, but GORGeous new cardstock colors with matching ribbon and buttons!! I can bet you after seeing these previews, come Thursday night at the release party you will be humming some love songs just like I have been doing! Ok, ok...hush Cat and on with the cards!!

We have THREE sets to preview tonight, so I will try not to run at the mouth TOO much, lol!

Speaking of songs...first up is Rupa's newest set called Sung From the Heart
and here is my card for it:



I just love this little birdy in this set! And had to make it soaring over the trees! I think this card would be good for a DH, OR even a good friend! I know my friends sure make me soar!!

Next up is Tami's newest set called Happy Hearts...here is my card for this set:




And true to Tami's style, CAS, quick and AWEsome, you are just gonna LOVE this set too! All of the gorgeous hearts in this set, and they will work with punches that Gina has in her store, although I cut mine out for this card! Easy to cut out the hearts! There is like a gazillion different designs with this set running around in my head for it!!

Next up is a Alicia K's newest set called Wishes and Dreams ...here is what I came up with for this set:



I wish you could see this card IRL! I have used GLITTER AND DP!! Don't faint! LOL! But I just HAD to! I mean, its a FAIRY! Fairies HAVE to sparkle! These gorgeous Faires are true Anime style which is so popular nowadays, and I colored mine with blue hair, because the Anime characters I have seen have alll kinds of colored hair, which makes coloring even MORE fun of these images!

For even more inspiration with our new stamp sets being previewed tonight, check out our other GinaK Designers' links:

Tami Mayberry {Illustrator of Happy Hearts}


Ok, that is all from me for tonight! I just want to say to all of you that visit my blog, THANK YOU!! I so appreciate each one of you that visit, it really means so much to me and thank you for being patient with me taking a little break!! But I am back and the creative juices are flowing! Dont forget to come back ALL week for the previews leading up to the party Thursday night!!
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Card #1
Stamps: Sung from the Heart by Rupa Shevde, Holiday Cheer StampTV Kit both from Gina K Designs
Papers: Lipstick Red(new), black onyx, 120lb pure luxury from Gina K
Accessories: copic markers, sponge, scallop circle for template for clouds, brads, ribbon, button, red craft thread, SU! marker, nestie tag, pop dots.

Stamps: Happy Hearts by Tami Mayberry from Gina K Designs
Papers: Lipstick Red, Innocent Pink, 120lb Pure luxury white, Kraft all from Gina K
Accessories: SU! ink in Pink Passion, Buttons and Ribbon from Gina K's Romantic Assortment(new), hodgepodge hardware from SU!, pop dots.

Card #2
Stamps: Wishes and Dreams by Alicia K from Gina K Designs
Papers: dp is Basic Grey, Passionate Pink(new), black onyx, 120lb pure luxury white all from Gina K
Accessories: labels one nesties, copic markers, SU! inks for sponging, sponges, circle punch for making a mask, ribbon, oval punches, button, craft thread, white chalk ink, white rub on doodle thingy, brads, pop dots.

Friday, January 1, 2010

A very special Hop today!

First off, HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU!! And what better way to start off the new year than an awesome hop, helping Melanie Muenchingerdo a little celebrating!!

I decided to make a card to dedicate to MEL!! I have so loved all of her stamps and am VERY proud to say I own every single set of hers! I always look forward to what she comes out with each month even being on the DT!! I cannot even begin to tell you how much Mel inspires me, her creativeness never ceases to amaze me! And I know LOTS of you agree with me, we just LOVE her 'thinking outside of the box' dont we? Ok, here is YOUR card Mel!!



Ya'll know how much I loved designing T-shirts for this set? If not, go visit my gallery at StampTV and you will see some of the ones I designed there! I had SOOO much fun doing that! LOL!

And now, all the deets!!

Melanie Muenchinger is celebrating two years of blogging and illustrating for Gina K Designs, and today she has invited 25 designers and YOU to join the party! First hop through the following designers' blogs using every set she has created since January 2008, from the first to the 25th! Then go to Melanie's' blog to leave a comment for a chance to win a number of different prizes! So let's get hopping!

Here we go!

Just So Hippy-Charmaine

Just So Hoppy-Donna

What’s in Your Tin 1 & 2-Donna

Hip Hop Accessories-Bee

Jumping for Joy-Barb

Cuddles and Hugs-Jessie

Little Tees-Cat<---you are here!

Just So Sporty-Pam

A Year of Flowers-Theresa

Say it with Flowers-Selma

Have a Cookie-Carolina

Tee Talk-Gabby

Hand in Hand-Ally

The Best Things in Life-Shannon, Sankari

A Charmed Life-Cathy

Wee Tees-Libby, Laura Jean

Arranged with Love-Selma

Sporty Accessories-Tina

Inspiration Mosaic-Jennie

School Sports Spirit-Melissa

A Year of Leaves-Geri

Hip to Be Square-Karen

Festive Frame-Linda

Tech Talk- Lee




Finally, Nina and Jessica from the GinaK Senior Design Team have joined in, too! You can also get in on the hop yourself and increase your chances of winning a prize by creating your own project with any one of Melanie's sets and linking it in the Mr. Linky in her post, see full details here. Hope you can join the fun! Enjoy your first hop of the year!








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Card Details:
Stamps: Little Tees by Melanie Muenchinger and a sneak peak of....haha! all from Gina K Designs
Papers: from Gina K and SU!
Accessories: ribbon, brads, oval punches, word window punch, buttons, twine, paper piercing tool and template, pop dots.

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I'm a 47 yr. old stay at home grandma! I do not work so always doing something to occupy my time, some kind of crafty thing usually.