Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sneak Peek-A-Roo

Remember that show Punky Brewster? I happened to buy season one on DVD several years ago and last week pulled it out again. I couldn't believe my DH had never seen it! But I'm telling you this because Punky always added "a-roo" to different words...a reoccuring one was "Gross-a-roo!" And that is how I ended up with today's title...omitting the gross part of course!!
It's almost release day at The Greeting Farm and all I have to say is YIPEE!!! I love the new stamps that are coming out tomorrow: Hope and Grace and a new line of lil cuties called Wild Sprouts.

Here is a sneak of tomorrow's card featuring Annika from the Wild Sprouts line!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


I remember being with my best friend in college and us talking about butterflies. She had always LOVED butterflies (almost as much as Jessica *wink). We were talking about the name and I can't remember the exact exchange but I recall the question was posed, "why do we call them butterflies when they flutter by?" And from then on we called them Flutterbys. That sweet friend has a birthday tomorrow. We don't talk often anymore but I still think of her and all those great, unforgettable times we had together. I made this card with her in mind.
The layout is care of my talented friend, Sandra. I cased this beautiful card she sent to me. Thanks, Dearie!!
Have a great day, Friends!!

Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Flutter Anya, Misc sentiment
Paper: Deja Views Dandelion Geo and Summer Stripe, AC textured CS
Ink: SU! Markers, Black Stazon
Embies: Black Brads, Black Satin Ribbon, Nesties, SU! Corner punch and Ticket punch

Monday, April 27, 2009

Sweet Susie Cupcake

Another weekend has passed...why can't everyday be the weekend! Oh yeah...because the weekdays pay for the stamps!
My card for you today channels a little bit of my inner cupcake and was somewhat inspired by my dear friend, Sandra's cupcake card for the Taylored Expressions Guest spot last week (#64). Isn't her card brilliant!
For my card I used the Susie Surprise set from The Greeting Farm. It's funny because the first image I colored up I colored in the eyebrows a little too fully and realized she totally looked like Susan Boyle singing her heart out! HAHA! I was just going to go with it because Susan/Susie seemed to fit. LOL! But in the end I decided to color up another image. :)
I hope you're enjoying your Monday and I'll see you back here tomorrow!

Stamps:The Greeting Farm, Susie Surprise
Paper: American Crafts, Everyday Hi Y'all PP, Regal Rose, Mat Stack Brights
Ink: SU! inks and aquapainter, Black Stazon
Embies: Making Memories Eyelets, Michael's Ribbon, Nesties, Paper Piercer

Friday, April 24, 2009

A Pirate's Life for Me

Happy Friday, Everyone!!
I'm so excited for the weekend. It has just been gorgeous here in Seattle and while I do love the rain (a true Seattlite) I'm also looking forward to a bright and sunny weekend. I've noticed that after so much time with overcast weather, a bit of sunshine puts the general Seattle population in a brilliant mood. Yay for happy people!

I was on pins and needles last night waiting to upload my card to show you today! I went to Michael's last week and bought a TON of patterned paper...that store is very dangerous. Among the papers I found 2 pirate pages and was instantly inspired for a Peter card. This paper is so cool--says things like "a pirate's life for me" "walk the plank" "captain jack sparrow"--but of course those cool phrases often get covered up when I lay down the elements of my card. Ah well, you get the idea! I also was super excited to use the mushrooms from Wonderland to pair with the Peter image (all images are The Greeting Farm). It kinda reminded me of the place where Peter and the Lost Boys live in Never Never Land. I had so much fun with this card!! Teehee...sorry I just can't help but say it.
I hope you have a superb and beautiful weekend!! And if you're up for a challenge, there's one going on over at Club Anya. Check it out!

The Greeting Farm, Never Ever and Wonderland
Paper: Creative Imaginations Signature Collection PP, AC textured CS, Watercolor Paper
Ink: SU! inks and aquapainter, Black Stazon
Embies; Green Stickles, White Liquid Applique, Old Olive Ribbon, Shapeabilities Tag, Brown Thread

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Happy 100

Today is my 100th post! Incredible!
My card today uses a digi stamp from Little Paper Shop. Isn't this stamp adorable? LPS has a whole line of these sweet digis and I'm now in love with them!
I started putting this card together and just kept thinking about my DH. He's been having a tough couple of weeks and I just want to hug him and make things all better---I wish that would do the trick. It works for kissing boo-boos, right?
I hope you like this card. I got it to work and started to take it's photo and then realized that I had really wanted to add a little pearl dot to each of her shoes and one to the middle of the flower in her hair. Darn it! So, please just close your eyes and imagine that those embellishments are there. :) Have a great Thursday!

Little Paper Shop, Katie and Tommy digi stamp; SU! Absolutely Fabulous sentiment
Paper: SU DSP, Take with Teal, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Certainly Celery, Brocade Blue, Close to Cocoa, Taken with Teal
Embies: Nesties, Shapeabilities, Teal thread, Cuttlebug Emboss Folder, Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon, Prima Flower, SU! Fresh Faves Button

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My Gratitude

Hello, Friends!
I wanted to thank you all so very much for your encouragement over the last couple weeks (and beyond as well!) during the "follow my blog" giveaway. I loved reading all your comments and I enjoyed visiting your blogs as well! I hope that we can continue to encourage each other in our craft even beyond today. :)

And now without further adieu...the winners!

Here are your random numbers: 2 27 33
Timestamp: 2009-04-22 14:34:17 UTC

Because I had two different orders of people in the Follower column and under the comments, I decided to draw 2 winners from the subscriber list and an additional person from the comments.
2--Carol (momcgw)
27--Lisa F
Please leave email me at and let me know which fairy you would like and send me your address as well.

CONGRATS and Thanks again to everyone who participated!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Welcome Baby

I made a very simple card today for some special friends of ours.
A couple years ago our friends got their foster care and adoption licenses and very soon after got a call asking them to take in a little brother and sister who needed a good home. They said yes, of course, and in August they were able to officially adopt them. A week ago they got a surprising call. Another baby needed a home...and he was the one week old biological baby brother of their two kids! Of course they said yes again and welcomed the newborn into their home. Things are still unknown as far as permanency but how awesome that he gets to be with his brother and sister and they get to be with him!
I was at the store picking up a few things to give to our friends and was also browsing through cards to slip a gift card into. Of course with this unique situation and the uncertainty of whether or not they will get to keep this sweet baby, it was hard to find an appropriate card! And that's just silly anyway, right? I make cards; that's what I do! So I kept it simple. The outside says 'Welcome' and the inside says 'Baby boy.'
Thanks for stopping by today and allowing me to share such a special story with you.
P.S. We've officially hit 50 followers (thanks Katarina)!! We will now have 2 winners in the giveaway! Woohoo!

Stamps: SU! Everything Baby
Paper: K & Company BW Baby Boy, Kraft, Certainly Celery
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Embies: Shapeabilities, Twine, Button Brads, Celery Thread

Monday, April 20, 2009

Save the Fishies!

Good Monday Morning to You!
This weekend was beautiful in Seattle. DH and I went on a few walks, I spent some time with family and then Sunday I worked on swap cards all day. A little over a year ago I met this fabulous groups of ladies on SCS and soon after we formed a monthly swap group called the Sisterhood of the Traveling cards (cute, huh? *wink). This month the theme is Earth Day. So I decided to go green and use a few recycled items on my card. It was quite the task to stitch each of the plastic pop can carriers around the fish, but I am happy with the outcome.
Hope you enjoy your day today!

The Greeting Farm , Down By the Pond
Paper: K & Company, Kiwi Kiss, AC textured CS, Taken with Teal
Ink: Green Galore, Gable Green, Tempting Turquoise, Black Stazon
Embies: Robin's Nest metallic dew drops, Michael's Ribbon, Pop can top and plastic holder, Nesties, Teal thread, Paper piercer

Friday, April 17, 2009

Case of the Curious Card III

Hap-happy Friday!

Is anyone up for a challenge? It's round three of Case of the Curious Card over at The Greeting Farm. And this time is a case of a card by the lovely and talented, Jessica Diedrich! Woohoo!

Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Rock the Farm and Down by the Pond
Paper: K & Company, Brenda Walton, Mira DP, Kiwi Kiss
Ink: SU! Markers, Black Stazon
Embies: SU! Kiwi Kiss Ribbon

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Club Anya Hoppin!

Hi Friends!!
I'm so excited to be a stop on this evening's Ginormous Blog Hop! I'm even more excited about all the fabulously fun stamps being released tonight!!

If you've just happened by this blog tonight, be sure to go back to Club Anya and see all the blogs on this hop. Have Fun!!

P.S. Follow this blog and get entered to win a free TGF stamp!

Easter Sunday

It's a few days after Easter but I figure that's okay because to me the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus is something to be acknowledged all year round. :) This is a very similar recreation of the card I gave to my parents when Josh and I spent the afternoon with them on Sunday. I love giving my mom cards because even if it is the simplist, most basic card in my mind she always praises it. It took me right back to kindergarten; like I had brought home a drawing that I'd made in school and she proudly placed it on the fridge. I love my mom!
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. I'm very blessed by each of you!

P.S. Don't forget to stop back tonight for the Big Club Anya Blog Hop to celebrate the new releases!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Candy! Candy! Candy!

There is still time to get entered to win stamps from my TGF giveaway. Just enter here. Tell your friends! I've decided that if your name is drawn and you already have one of the fairies, you can pick another single stamp of your choice! Good Luck to you all!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Puddle Jumper

Another simple card Friday. Don't forget to enter here for your chance to win a TGF stamp(s)! Also check out TGF blog today because Marie is giving away stamps too!! Awesome!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Susie Says, It's Your Day!

Good Morning, Lovelies!

My card today features another brand spankin new set from The Greeting Farm called Susie Surprise. This set comes with a bunch of fun cupcakes and accessories, which I'm excited to play with, but for this one I wanted to spolight Miss Susie herself.

I actually spent quite a bit of time agonizing over this layout. As always I had the image colored up and the papers chosen and then they sat in waiting. I knew I wanted to created a present but where I struggled was how and where and what and who and why and ...okay, maybe it wasn't that bad. :) I have really taken a liking to stitching! I just can't get enough of it! This card really was a blast afterall and this set is SO FUN to play with. You should check out my friend and fellow DT member, Tammy's blog too and see her awesome Susie cards!

Thanks for popping in today!

The Greeting Farm, Susie Surprise
Paper: SU! Purely Pom PP, Basic Grey Background, Whisper White, Mat Stack Purple, Swirled Vellum
Ink: SU! inks and aquapainter, Black Stazon, Clear Spica
Embies, SU! Sorbet Ribbon, Dew Drops, basic Grey Button, Prima, Blue and White Thread

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Thanks for visiting my blog today! If I think of all the ways to verbally express my joy and excitement in life, using the word WOOHOO is my favorite (and that's the totally PG version of woohoo, if you know what I mean--for those of you who went there--Mary)! :)

Today I'm showing a card that uses the froggie from The Greeting Farm's brand new set, Down by the Pond. Isn't he adorable? I love his big happy grin. The layout is from SCS sketch challenge 221.
And...I'm going to be having a little giveaway...or perhaps it will turn out to be a BIG giveaway. Woohoo!!!

Announcing: Follow This Blog! ---CLOSED--- followers still welcome though!! :)

I just know you’ll enjoy being subscribed to this blog. :) For those of you dear ones that are currently already subscribed to my blog you will be getting a little something something to say thank you.

Hugs, Kadie

The Greeting Farm, Down by the Pond, Sentiment-Susie Surprise
Paper: Basic Grey, Archaic, Mellow Moss, AC textured CS Chocolate
Ink: Black Stazon, Choc Chip
Embies: Basic Grey Buttons, Brown and Coral Thread

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Hi Friends!! Happy Tuesday!

Okay, so here's the story...I didn't post yesterday because my DH and I went to visit family this weekend and a 4+ hour drive home ended up turning into a 9 hour drive home (due to traffic) and there was no time to finish my card. Alas. Today I DO have a card for you though. Yay!!
Sending you all big hugs for stopping by today!

The Greeting Farm, Never Ever
Paper: SU! Afternoon Tea DSP, Close to Cocoa, Blue Bayou
Ink: SU! Inks and aquapainter, Black Stazon
Embies: Kaiser Scrapbook flowers, Prima, Basic Grey Two Scoops Button, Coral Thread, Nesties, SU! small tag punch

Friday, April 3, 2009

A Simple Challenge

I'm so grateful that Friday has arrived! What a glorious thing!
As it turns out we had some family visiting last night and I knew I wasn't going to have much card making time. But that was okay because I had been wanting to challenge myself to do a really clean and simple (aka CAS) card. And this is the result. As always thank YOU so much for popping over to my blog today. Have a Wonderful Weekend!!

Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Never Ever, SU! Sale-a-bration Yummy
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: SU! Markers, Black stazon, Perfect Plum Craft, Clear Spica
Embies: Glitter, Scor-Pal (putting my wonderful bday gift to great use! Thanks, Ladies!!)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

A Simple Farm Girl

Hi again! Earlier I mentioned having a temper tantrum due to my camera dying, but pouting has ceased and as promised, I'm back to reveal my Simple Farm Girl card!
I had so much fun making this and even tried a new technique! Yay! Hope you enjoy this card!

Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Rock the Farm Anya, Hero-sentiment, Starving Artist Stamps, Doodle Factory, Barn
Paper: K & Co. Roam Two-Sided, Fancy Pants The Daily Grind, Pacific Point, AC textured CS Earth Tones, Watercolor Paper
Ink: SU! inks and aquapainter, Black Stazon
Embies: SU! Real Red Ribbon, Blue thread, Nestabilities and Shapeabilities

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I Am A Turtle

Yay!! The new sets at The Greeting Farm have arrived!! I couldn't wait to show you Down by the Pond. This whole set is so adorable (gotta love that froggie!) but I'm especially drawn to the turtle. For as long as I can remember turtles have been my favorite animal. And as I think about the story of the tortoise and the hare, I can't help but think I relate more to the tortoise. Slow and steady, kinda puttering along...and also crawling into my shell when I'm intimidated or need alone time :) Plus, turtles (although slightly wrinkly) are just so darn cute!!
I hope you enjoy today's card and thanks SO much for stopping by!

Stamps: The Greeting Farm, Down by the Pond
Paper: Basic Grey, Euphoria; Caertainly Celery, Purely Pomegranate, Bashful Blue, Mat Stack Turquoise, Watercolor Paper
Ink: SU! Inks with aquapainter, Black Stazon
Embies: Michaels' Celery satin ribbon, celery thread, black thread