Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fresh Brewed Designs DT Call

Hi All!
I just wanted to pop on and let you know about something super exciting going on at Fresh Brewed open Design Team Call!!
I just love these sweet stamps and the owner and designer, Heather is such a beautiful and AMAZING friend to work with!
If you're interested check it out HERE! And have fun browsing through the collection of funtabulous images HERE in the shop.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Winter Party Preview

Hello and welcome to the first day of PREVIEWS to get you excited for the WINTER RELEASE PARTY HOP that's going to be taking place at CLAUDIA and COMPANY!!

Today the ENTIRE team is previewing a few of the awesome stamps that will be released the first week of November. Get ready for some incredible CUTENESS!!

Here is Puddle Jumper Winter Ella; sporting her cozy snow gear and complete with penguin companion stamp and familiar songbird sentiment.

And next up is Puddle Jumper Partytime Piper; all decked out for a special holiday party and sending you warm greetings!

What do you say...are you ready for the holidays to be upon us? Well, if those weren't enough to get you in the mood, here is the complete hop list to check out all the AMAZING previews today! Thanks for stopping by and we'll see you back on Nov 3rd for a second round of SNEAK PEEKS!

Claudia and Company Blog
Kadie--you are here :)
Our wonderful guest designer:
Mercy Kerin

Friday, October 22, 2010

Just Because

Hello Friends!
Happy Friday! I can't believe it's been an entire week since I posted anything. I really have missed it!
But I'm back today with a fun little project that I've been working on! And I think I will affectionately start referring to Friday as Puddle Jumper Friday. LOL. I think I've posted a cutie pie PJ every Friday for the last month, so it seems I'm on a roll :)

And this adorable Puddle Jumper is Daisy (designed by the talented Lori Boyd for Claudia and Company Stamps)! She is SO FUN and reminds me a little bit of myself from my grade school days. Even the fact that she comes with a little kitty companion stamp reminds me of me! Haha. I had several kitty-cats growing up...only one at a time, but I always had one or was begging my mom to get another. Now I have dogs, go figure. :)

So, as I said, this is a little card gift set that I've been working on to give to a sweet friend of mine. I found the awesome Card Purse tutorial HERE on SCS. There are SO MANY great tutorials over there...hours and hours and hours of fun. Then I made some little note cards with envelopes for stuffing inside of the little box. The patterned paper that I've used is Echo Park Sweet Summertime and PJ Daisy and kitty are colored in Copics. You can find the stamps, paper and for a limited time--the markers too, HERE at DieCutsRUs.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! I can't believe we're nearing the end of October!! Time is flying by! I better get working on my Christmas Cards!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Princess Time!

Hi Friends!

Happy Friday to you!
I've been trying to motivate myself all week to work on cards, but I've been feeling a bit under the weather and after working all day, have retreated home with nothing but rest on my mind. :(
All that said, I do have a princess card for you today! I figure that even if I don't feel well, I can't help but smile when I see a princess, especially one as cute as Puddle Jumper Chloe (designed by the Fabulous Lori Boyd)!

For this cutie-pie princess card I've used My Minds Eye 'I Believe' Paper and Crate Paper 'School Spirit'. The button is Basic Grey, the ribbon is American Crafts and the sparkle is Stickles. Puddle Jumper Princess Chloe is colored with Copics and is a Claudia and Company stamp which can be found HERE at DieCutRUs (sentiments I've used are C&Co. stamps too).

Before I sign off today and wish you many blessings for your weekend, I wanted to put a reminder out there that there's still time to join us at Claudia and Company for the monthly challenge---use any C&Co. stamp plus the recipe of Orange/buttons/ribbon on a card and submit your entry HERE. AND AND AND (on a separate note) there's still time to purchase C&Co. stamps and have part of the proceeds from your purchase go to the Susan G. Komen fund! For details go here.

Thanks and have a WONDERFUL weekend!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Reach for the Sky

Hi Friends!
How are you?

I'm back with another fun Puddle Jumper card today! This is Cowboy McCoy and he is from the October release. I just think he is too cute for words.

As I was making this card the other night I was thinking of different sentiments; wanting it to be kind of a brighten your day kind of card. Then as I was looking through my bin of stamps I found this one (PTI) and I couldn't help but smile and think of the sweet Woody character from Toy story! So, I did it, I went with "reach for the sky!" heehee. I hope you like it.

You can find McCoy and all the other Claudia and Company stamps, HERE in the DieCutsRUs store. Oh and also, Cowboy McCoy is being featured TODAY over at the Claudia and Company blog! So pop over THERE and check out all the fabulous ways to use this super fun stamp! And just a little reminder, for every C&Co. stamp you purchase this month, Claudia will generously donate $1-2 per stamp to the Susan G. Komen fight for the cure. Awesome!

Have a wonderful Monday!

(supplies used: paper-Basic Grey Pyrus, ink-Copics, embies-Basic Grey Buttons, Paper Distress Tool, Twine, Making Memories Eyelets, Orange thread)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Recipe Challenge!

Hi Friends!
It's Challenge time over at Claudia & Company!! This month's super fun challenge is to incorporate the color Orange, Buttons and Ribbon into your project! Easy Peasy, eh? Yes! So I hope that you will join in on all the fun!!

For my card, I've used Mr. Smiles and I did something really fun with him that I'd been planning to try out ever since I first saw this cute little guy---I covered him in Fun Flock!! I turned him into the little green fuzzy guy that I know he truly is in his heart. Heehee.
As for the rest of the card, I was going for a bit of everything with the elements in this recipe. I've got different shapes, textures and stitching; as well as buttons, ribbon and ORANGE (orange is my very favorite color, fyi)! The paper for my card is K & Company and My Minds Eye and the parts of Mr. Smiles that aren't "flocked" are colored with Copics.

And that's my card! I hope you will pop over to the Claudia & Company Blog and check out all the AMAZING inspiration provided by the DT!! And if you haven't picked up the October stamps yet, you can find them HERE in the DieCutsRUs store! I also wanted to remind you that proceeds from stamps you purchase from Claudia & Company this month will go to the Susan G. Komen foundation. How awesome is that!

Please leave the Girlies some LOVE:
And this month's guest designer Jessica Diedrich

Monday, October 4, 2010

One Good Friend

Hello There!
How was your weekend? Mine was very relaxing. I even got together with my sister-in-law on Saturday and we got pampered with pedicures! Talk about relaxing! And just in case you're totally curious (I know I would be), I chose a dark shade of maroon for my toesies, since it's fall :)

I wanted to pop on and share a little card I made recently for the monthly card swap I'm in! This month's theme, hosted by the FABulous and ever so funny--Karen, was about friendship and to get a little cheeky with your message. There were some awesome suggestions for sentiments; hilarious actually, but everytime I looked through my stamps, I just could not make a perfect match...until I found these two in my bin!

The cutie pie monsters are from Stampin Bella Monstah Bash and the sentiment is from Inkadinkado. The paper is My Minds Eye, the ribbon is SU and the images are colored with Copics and Clear Spica.

Such a fun card to make...I hope the girlies like it! AND what a PERFECT day to post this card too because it's my dear friend KAREN's BIRTHDAY!!! Happy Happy Birthday, my sweet friend! I hope you're having a fabulous day!

Thanks for popping by today!

Friday, October 1, 2010

A Princess, a Cowboy and a Monster, oh my!

(WINNERS of my September Blog Candy are listed in the previous post)

Hi Friends!
Happy Happy October 1st to you!
Today is quite the exciting day because it's the 1st of the month, and you know what that means...NEW STAMPS from CLAUDIA & COMPANY!! Wooohooo! Hopefully you have arrived from Tracy's Blog, but if you haven't, then please start HERE at the C&Co. blog so you're sure to see all the fabulous DT work and get yourself entered to win one of this month's stamps!

I've been so excited to show you what's in store for October and now I can finally spill the beans. There are 3 stamps (plus a bonus stamp--see the blog for details) that are being release in the store today over at DieCutsRUs. You saw Mr. Smiles yesterday and today I have the PJ's for you!

First up is Puddle Jumper Cowboy McCoy and he's here with a howdy, hello, how are ya! Cutie Pie! I've paired him with Cosmo Cricket's Wanter Paper (available in the DCRU store) and added some other fun touches as well (like a matching Cosmo Cricket Wanted button! Saweet!). I've also used the Mojo Monday 158 sketch...who could resist! :)

And my second card for today features Puddle Jumper Princess Chloe! You were just waiting for a princess to arrive in the PJ collection, weren't you! I know I was! She's sooo sweet and I know quite a few cards that this little princess will be helping me out with! I've used Crate Paper's Snow Day Paper and super fun pink baker's twine (available in the DCRU store).

I wanted to share with you something else very special that's going on at DieCutsRUs this month. Some of you may know that it's breast cancer awareness month, and Claudia at DCRU has generously offered to donate to the Susan G. Komen for the cure $1 for every C&Co. stamp that is sold in rubber and $2 for every set. Isn't that wonderful! Claudia, you rock!

I hope you will consider stocking up on all your "wish listed" C&Co. stamps this month and support this great cause.

Your next stop is Risa's blog! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Here is a complete blog hop list...and we're also excited to have Jessica Diedrich join us this month as October's Guest Designer! woot woot! xoxo
Claudia and Company Blog
Kadie--You are here
Jessica Diedrich--October Guest


Winner winner chicken dinner!
(no gambling involved :)
Hiya! I'm here to announce the winners of my September Blog Candy!!
First of all, THANK YOU ALL so much for your kind comments and support! You all mean so much to me. And not to worry, the next blog candy will be right around the corner (for Christmas!) so if you didn't win this one, you'll have another chance very soon!!

And now for the exciting part!
The winners of the smaller prizes of 1 roll of Washi tape, 1 TGF stamp and 1 Cosmo Cricket Paper pad are:

juli (sweetpz) and Christa! Please email me at kadieensley at yahoo dot com to send me your address!

And the GRAND PRIZE winner of 5 Cosmo Cricket Paper Pads, 2 Cosmo Crickets button packs, 2 TGF stamps and 1 roll of WASHI tape is...

jan farnworth!! Congratulations, jan!!! Please email me at the above address with your mailing address and your choice of 2 TGF stamps shown in the photo, that you would like to claim!

Thanks again everyone!!