Thursday, October 30, 2008

Anything Goes Bella Challenge!

My friend, Lynn, celebrated her 40th birthday last week....HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY LYNN! Lynn is also a Bella Queen and her challenge this past week was the Anything Goes Bella Challenge! That means a 3-D project with lots of bling and of course a Bella! Woo-Hoo....I love paper crafting and making everything so I got my mind going....and this is what I came up with: Oh's a hot cocoa packet mug holder! Isn't Lattebella so cute with her hot cocoa! I prefer chai...but I am going to be selling hot cocoa holders like this at the craft show on I guess we will go with hot cocoa today! Hee hee! In real life this is actually VERY sparkly! I love bling and sparkles! There is star dust stickles on Bellas flower in her hair, on her mug, and her shoes....but the picture doesn't show that real well! There is pink taffy glitter mist all over the chocolate colored mug too! It sparkles all over the place! Papers for this creation are from my Wish On A Scrap October I love these papers!

Wish me luck with Lynn's Challenge!

**Sorry I can't remember who's blog I saw the mug on...or I would definitely give credit where credit is due! If it's you....please let me know, and I will add your name in here! :) ***

Monday, October 27, 2008

THANK YOU to my dear friends and family!

I want to personally thank each and everyone one of you who voted for my Harley Davidson card this past week! With all of your help....I WON!!!! Woo-Hoo! I couldn't have done it without each and every one of you! Sending out BIG HUGS to all of you!!!!

Yesterday my mom came over and we crafted for 10 1/2 hours straight!! The craft fair I have been referring to all summer and fall is almost here! Sunday (Nov. 2nd) is the BIG day! Eeeekkk! I still have a bunch of projects to make! My mom was so wonderful to help me make nugget tins and decorate Hershey candy bars yesterday! I didn't take any pictures b/c after our marathon of crafting I was exhausted! I will have some pictures for you this week though! Let me just tell will NOT want to miss mom and I even surprised ourselves with our creativity!

Thanks again!
Hugs~ Kim

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Cuttlebug Camp!

My friend Trudi is the creator of the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog! This weekend there is a Cuttlebug Camp going on over in Cuttlebug Challenge World. Trudi contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if I would mind being a part of her Camp! Of course I couldn't pass that up!!!

I decided to share my Cuttlebug Beaded Fun tutorial for the Camp! There are many other fabulous challenges scheduled for the weekend with hop on over and check it out, and have GREAT fun playing along!!!! I can't wait to see what everyone creates!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Please, Keep Voting!

I want to send a BIG THANK YOU AND HUGS out to everyone who is voting for me and my Harley Davidson card on TA's blog sketch challenge!

Votes are accepted until 6 PM Friday, and you can vote more than once.....but only one time per day, so please keep up the votes! I GREATLY appreciate them!!!! click here and vote for my entry! I am Blog Entry #3 Kim (the Harley Davidson card)!

Also please check out Nikki's blog candy for her 30K hits and breast cancer awareness!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Need Your Help!

Hi everyone~ My friend TA is running a blog sketch challenge on her blog! Entries were to be recieved by this weekend and voting for the entries start TODAY! I entered my Harley Davidson card that you can see here. This is where I need your help! The winner is being chosen based on whoever gets the most votes for their card! I would GREATLY appreciate it if you could all go to this blog and vote for my entry! I am Blog Entry #3 Kim (the Harley Davidson card)! The winner is being announced on Friday!

I thank you all in advance for your help!!!!
And since you are all helping me out....I want to inform you of my friend Rach's blog candy! She is giving away a Whiff of Joy fun bundle! Head to her site and say hello! Tell her I sent you! This girl is so talented you will be amazed! I am in awe everything I go and see her blog!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Stationary Set & Blog Candy Alert

I was so inspired by Adela when she posted her fabulous creation....I just had to try making one of these card gift boxes for myself! What a great gift this makes! My mom loved the project...guess what she will be getting for a gift in the future. I am hoping people like them at the craft show coming up in a few weeks! I personally love this one because it is pink and brown!

Inside are 6 cards, with customized envelopes, sentiments, stamps, and chocolates! Gotta love goes good with EVERYTHING!

I applied glue dots on the back of the sentiments so that the receiver can just pop the sentiment on whatever card they would like to give away.
I want to thank Adela again for sharing her creation with her friends in blogger land! She is a very talented lady so make sure you go and visit her blog!

On a side note: If you love the Whiff of Joy stamps that I have been using lately, head over to Scrapmumur's blog for a chance to win a Melinda stamp!

Julie is also celebrating her 1 yr. blog anniversary so stop by and sign up for her Stampin' Up yummy blog candy!

Poppet is giving away a TON of fun candy!!! She is celebrating her new look to her blog! Stop by and tell her how nice it is!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I WON and A Present for a GREAT Friend!

Oh My Goodness! I can't believe it....I played along with Leanne's Embellaishment challenge last week and I just found out this morning I won! Thank you to everyone who notified me of my winnings! That was so nice to wake up to messages from all of my friends! You are all the greatest! Life wouldn't be as wonderful without all of my AWESOME blogging friends!!! You can see my winning card HERE. Thank you Leanne for putting together such a fun challenge!

Next is a present that I made for my friend Jacquie! She sends me such wonderful cards all of the time that really perk up my day.....I was sending her daughter a personalized card and bookmark which you can see HERE. I also wanted to send Jacquie a little something so since I know she recieved it now I can show all of you! I made her a card folder holder with papers from my Wish On A Scrap Sept. Kit. I had this sentiment stamp laying around that fit PERFECT with the paper! Used my nesties to cut out the sentiment oval!

Then I made Jacquie some persnalized card to place in the folder. I just love my Stampin' Up Baroque Motif set! The big swirl is my ULTIMATE favorite stamp!!!! I used my lovely letters to stamp the J and the ring around the J is from my JustRite Stamper that I purchaed from Loreen at Wish On A Scrap! I am so glad Jacquie loved her surprise!
I am off to do laundry for the day! ICK!!! I will talk to all of you later!

Monday, October 13, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

I've been tagged by two of my great friends.....Susan and Jacquie!

Here's how it works...
1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Answer the five sets of five (these are easy)
3. Tag 5 people in the last section by leaving their names as well as links to their blog.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here are the 5 sets of five...

Things you love...
1. My family, and having a super supportive Husband! God has blessed me in this area of life!
2. Knowing that people believe in me!
3. Crafting....I am so in love with paper crafting...I am totally addicted and can't help but keep creating! It makes me feel so good!
4. Summer....I love flip flops, tank tops, and shorts! I also loved the laid back feeling in summer time....lounging poolside at my parents' house!
5. Thinking about being a mom someday....even though that is a few years away yet!
6. All of my blogging friends that I have met in that last 6 months! You are all like family to you all belong in #1 above!!!!!

Things you don't love...
1. Conflict...I don't like people mad at me!
2. Drama....I could deal with living on an island with just my loved ones to get away from everyday drama!
3. Being stuck in traffic!
4. Running late!
5. All these crazy general education classes you have to take to get your Bachelor's Degree! Geesh! I don't remember a lot of this stuff from high school! That was over 10 years ago! ha ha!

Songs on your iPod/Playlist...
1. LOTS of 80s songs! I am a total 80 nut! Wham! Madonna! George Michael! Michael Jackson!
2. Country....Kenny Chesney! Sugarland! Little Big Town! Luke Bryan! Just to name a few!
3. Wedding Songs....I put songs that I wanted played at my wedding on a playlist and when I walked I listened to it getting ready for the big day!
4. Lots of current pop too!
Well I think that is more than 5! Ha ha!

Favorite Foods/Drinks...
1. A Tenderloin Steak, Baked Potato, and a GREAT my favorite meal!
2. Chicken Fet. Alfredo from Olive Garden
3. Popcorn Shrimp
4. Strawberry Margarita
5. Chai

I know I am supposed to tag people back.....but I have too many good I am going to tag all of you because I thank each and every one of you who stop by and say hi!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Loving My Wish On A Scrap Kit!

OK crafters....I am totally loving this Oct. Wish On A Scrap kit! I can't stay away from it for more than 1/2 a day! My hands constantly want to play with it....which always results in having fun! I have been working on this SUPER fun project....getting them ready to sell at my local craft fair coming up in three weeks...have to get my butt in gear and create, create, create!!!! When I got my Wish kit I knew I had to make nugget tins with this paper because it is so gorgeous! I especially love how these 3 turned out! You can head on over to the Wish On A Scrap store to get all of the supplies needed to make these....the tins, the paper, the adhesive, and flowers! Loreen has it all for you!

I left the supplies/directions that you need to make these fun gifts on the Wish blog! So head on over there, and don't forget to take a look at what Kimmie and Deb made with their kit contents!!!! They are totally rocking out with this kit too! We all are loving it!!!

**I would like to thank my Stampin' Up Demo Kersten M. who gave me the information to make these fun nugget tins! Kersten you are the greatest!**

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Whiff Of Joy Challenge #3 Entry!

This week's Whiff of Joy Challenge was to use a sketch from the wonderful DT member Heather. Seeing how I just got my Wish On a Scrap kit and was loving it so much I HAD to use the beautiful papers and kit contents for this challenge was well! Here is Heather's fantastic sketch: Of course I had to use my FAVORITE WOJ stamp Melinda Blowing Kisses....I love this stamp so much! She is just so precious!
And of course you all know I am into decorating the insides of my card now too! Although I am not to pleased with this inside either! I think I needed 2 different ink colors instead. Oh well what are you going to do right?
BoBunny from Oct. Wish On A Scrap Kit

Pigments, Inks, & Powders:
Momento Tuxedo Black
Tim Holtz Clear Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Fired Brick & Worn Lipstick)
CM marker

Glue Dots
Scotch Quick Dry
Melinda Blowing Kisses by Whiff of Joy
Baroque Motif by Stampin' Up
Petaloo Flowers & Flora Doodles
Ribbon & Glitter from my stash

Creative Memories Personal Trimmer
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch

Hope you all liked this beauty! I love how this one turned out!

Bellaholics Sketch Challenge Entry

This week at Bellaholics Yahoo group Queen Sarah put together a fun sketch for us to do! Here is Sarah's sketch:

I used my BRAND NEW October Wish On A Scrap kit to make this fabulous card! These Bo Bunny papers are to die for! You have to go to Wish On A Scrap and check out this kit! It is by far my favorite kit that I have gotten! Loreen out does herself each month! I used my Weightwatchabella to make this card...I have a friend who is working very hard to lose some weight and she's doing a fabulous job so I am going to send this to her as a congratulations card!
And of course I had to decorate the inside a little. This didn't turn out as good as I wanted it to...but it works. I used my Versamark stamp pad and perfect pearls to decorate the little flowers inside.
BoBunny from Oct. Wish On A Scrap Kit

Pigments, Inks, & Powders:
Momento Tuxedo Black
Tim Holtz Clear Embossing Powder
Glue Dots
Scotch Quick Dry

Weightwatchabella by Stamping Bella
Baroque Motif by Stampin' Up

Petaloo Flowers
Rhinestone and Ribbon from my stash
Stickles (Platinum)
Perfect Pearls

Creative Memories Personal Trimmer
Fiskars Treading Water Punch
EK Sucess Flourish Punch

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Happy Birthday to my Bro!

In order to be in my family you have to have a birthday in either June or October! My Mom and Brother's birthdays are October, and my Dad, Sister, Hubby, and I are all June babies! So the running joke to my brother and sister is they have to find significant others who either have a birthday in June or October. Hee hee! No, not really, we aren't that mean!

My little brother's birthday was Wednesday...he turned 24! He is a biker dude and has his own Harley! I decided to go with the Harley theme to create his card. I think it turned out really good....and my brother really liked it too so that was a HUGE bonus! Especially because I don't think guys care about handmade cards. I made him a nugget tin too with Harley colors! I thought it turned out super cute but still manly! I created this card to enter into TA's sketch blog candy. Here is the sketch:

And here is my card and nugget tin:
And of course I had to decorate the inside of the card too! I wanted to keep it simple but add some color. The little pocket on the left was where I put his birthday money in! I never know what to get him, so I just give him some cash! He always likes that!
Creative Memories
Random cardstock in my stash

Pigments, Inks, & Powders:
Copic Markers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (spiced marmalade)
Glue Dots
Ribbon from my stash

Creative Memories Personal Trimmer
Stampin' Up Ticket Corner Punch
Fiskars Treading Water Punch
Thanks for stopping by to see my manly card! I usually don't like masculine cards, but this one was actually quite fun!

More Thank Yous!

I have a few thank yous to send out to some wonderful girls in blogger land! First, I want to thank Danette....I won her blog candy a while ago and she sent me a message last week that she found it on her desk and was going to mail it out! How sweet! I totally forgot about it! Isn't that card just beautiful that she made! I love it! Thanks again Danette!

Then I want to send another GREAT BIG HUG to Jacquie! She is so sweet! She mails me cards all of the time that are just so adorable! Her works ROCKS! Look at this beautiful Bella card she made for me! And of course she used pink and brown! How perfect is that for me! :) Jacquie has some blog candy going on right now so head on over to her blog for your chance to win!

I love it and have it hanging on my new card board that I just hung up on my craft corner wall! I smile everytime I see it! Thanks Jacquie!

Then I have to thank Gayle! This was a TOTAL surprise! One day I get an envelope in the mail and it is postmarked out of the country, air mail, no return address. I ordered some Magnolia and Whiff of Joy stamps, but knew they shouldn't be at my house yet. I open up the package and Gayle sent me is BEAUTIFUL card fild holder FILLED to the brim with images of Sarah Kay, Rachel Miller, and other stamps we can't get here in the states! I was so excited! I can't wait to play with all of these fun images! Thank you so my Gayle for the fun surprise! I loved it!!! Her cute folder is on my card board too!

Then the other day I get this other package in mail and here it is from my Bella Sistah Tiffaney! She sent me LOTS of goodies! Some bellas and stellas to play with! A bunch of fun leave embellishments, and some bella dots....these dots look like so much fun! I don't have any of these so I was all excited to see them in my package. Then look at the awesome ribbon she sent me! It looks like so much fun and has pink and brown in it! Woo-Hoo! Thanks so much Tiff you are the greatest Sistah!

And finally I want to thank Debbie. I won her blog candy the other week and she makes these awesome die cut creations! The paper is so cool (nice and thick) and the die cuts are just so darn cute! I love all the swirls that she sent swirls are my favorite! Head on over to Debbie's blog to check out her creations for sale! The only stipulation to winning Debbie's creation was that I have to make something with her dies and send her a picture! I can sure handle that! These cuts look like so much fun!

Thanks again to everyone!

Bellaholics Embella-ishment Challenge

I am a member of the Yahoo Group Bellaholics Annoymous! They just developed a group of Queens who are going to be in charge of challenges and fun stuff to do every month. Leanne is the first Queen to kick off the fun! She is in charge of the Embellishment Challenge...or as I call it...the EmBELLA-ishment Challenge...hee hee! In order to play you needed to create something with at least 5 buttons and a bow, and of course a bella stamp!

I made a cute card holder. I used Flowahbella and colored her with my Copics. The flowers are my buttons with rhinestone jewels on top, and the bow holds the card file holder closed.
Stampin' Up (Kiwi Kiss)
Creative Memories (other colors & DP)

Pigments, Inks, & Powders:
Momento (Tuxedo Black)
Tim Holtz Clear Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Distress (Walnut Stain)
Glue Dots
Scotch Quick Dry
Flowahbella by Stamping Bella
Flower Flourish by Great Impressions
Swirl from Clear Stamps
Doodle Bug Buttons
Satin Ribbon (Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla)
Stickles (Gold and Star Dust)
Creative Memories Personal Trimmer
Scor Pal
Circle Nestabilities
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch
Fiskars Corner Punch
Thank you for stopping by and taking a look! I look forward to your comments, as they always make my day brighter! Tomorrow I have stamp club so I am very excited for it to hurry up and be friday afternoon!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A Baby on the way!

This summer I made a Dipolma bella card for my mom to give to her freind's daughter for her high school graduation, and my mom's friend fell in love with the card! Now, that same friend has a baby shower coming up this month and she asked my mom if I would be willing to make her a cute baby shower card! OF COURSE, was my answer! Seeing how she liked the Bellas so much I had to use Teddybella! The mom-to-be is having a baby girl so of course I had to use lots of pink on the card! The theme for the shower was ladybugs, patchwork quilt, and pink! I used the patchwork quilt and pink ideas and ran with them! This is what I came up with: My mom's friend absolutely loved the card that made me happy! I loved how I came up with the envelope compliments the card so good!

DCWV - Baby Girl Stack
Bazill Bling

Pigments, Inks, & Powders:
Prisma Pencils & OMS
Brillance (Graphite Black)

Glue Dots
Teddybella by Stamping Bella
Prima Flowers
Pink Bauble
Ribbon from my stash
Stickles (Diamond)
Creative Memories Personal Trimmer
Creative Memoris Square Punch
Stampin' Up Ticket Porner Punch
Martha Stewart Floral Lace Punch

Monday, October 6, 2008

Happy Birthday To My Mom!

My hero, best friend, cheerleader, confidant, sounding board,....My Mom....celebrated her 50th Birthday this weekend! We went out to eat as a family and had a blast! My stomach hurt when I got home from laughing so much! We always have fun wherever we go together!

Here is my Mom and Dad (can you tell my Dad doesn't like pictures...hee hee) Here are the Schroeder kids! My brother, me, and my sister!
And me and my hubby!
Here is the Tilda card that I made for my Mom...and she LOVED it! YAY! This was my first time playing with my Tim Holtz alcohol inks and boy were they fun!
And of course the inside of the card....I am really into heat embossing these past few cards!
Creative Memories
Pigments, Inks, & Powders:
Copic Markers
Momento (Rich Cocoa)
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks (Butterscotch & Wild Plum)
Tim Holtz Embossing Powder (Gold & Holographic)
Glue Dots
Tilda with Fall Bouquet by Magnolia
Autumn Leaves Flourishes
Hero Arts Sentiment
Baroque Motif by Stampin' Up
Leaves from Hobby Lobby
Ribbon from Walmart
Stickles (Orange Peel)
Circle Nestibilities
Creative Memories Personal Trimmer
Heat Tool

I hope you all enjoyed my pictures and my 2nd Magnolia creation! I love the Tildas! Thanks for stopping by! And Happy Birthday again to my Mommy!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Whiff Of Joy Challenge 2

Here is my creation for this week's Whiff Of Joy Challenge. This week called for stitching on a creation, whether it be real or faux, it didn't matter. Seeing how I didn't have a sewing machine, I thought I couldn't participate this week....UNTIL I remembered that I had this little Daisy D's stitch tape runner thingy! This card was made for my friend's daughter who is having a hard time with reading at school! I wanted to make her a special card and a bookmark to help inspire her to keep up with her reading. I hope she likes it and it helps! Here is the inside of the card with the bookmark in its own little pocket!
And here is the card again with the bookmark!
I was all excited because I finally figured out how to use my Fiskar cirlce punches today too! I have only had them for a month and couldn't figured them out!

Happy Card Making Day!

Well I am a day late for world card making day....but yesterday I did get a little bit of card making in! I was supposed to be studying....but SHHHHH don't I am busy studying today instead of playing! Yesterday I made birthday cards because it was my Mom's 50th Birthday.....and my brother's birthday is this coming Wednesday. We celebrated both birthdays last night. We went to an elegant restaurant as a family and it was so much fun! We laughed all night! I will share these birthday cards with you later this week! You don't want to miss them...they turned out awesome. Way to make you wait huh?!

I also wanted to let you know that today I uploaded my VERY 1st tutorial on the Wish On A Scrap blog. Click HERE to go to my tutorial! You will learn how to take an ordinary Cuttlebug embossing folder and turn it into a tool to make pretty beaded elements for your projects! Below are two of my creations using this technique!

First is a pretty autumn card: And second, is an altered notebook. This is my 1st Magnolia project too! I just love coloring Tilda! I used my Copics to color her, and placed her on my beaded branch paper to make it look like she is sitting in a tree!
Hope you like!


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