Saturday, May 31, 2008

Dragonfly Days

Stamp - Hero Arts; Ink - Kaleidacolor Pad "Fresh Greens"; Cardbase - Memory Box; Stardream cardstock; Dragonfly Washi Paper & Green "speckled" cardstock from The Paper Garden; Dragonfly punch - Marvy; Waterfall Stickles.

I love paper, I mean I REALLY love paper - I have all of my life. As a kid, one of my greatest thrills was to get index cards in color. Last year, we did some major remodeling - when it came to packing up my paper and moving it, my family was horrified. They had NO idea how much paper I actually had (and they STILL don't really know as I stored some of it in various plastic containers and put non-paper related items on top as decoys - just in case they peeked in the containers). Recently, a scrapbook store closed and EVERYTHING was for sale - including their heavy-duty paper racks. I thought I'd get a couple, called my husband to run it by him - he said to get FIVE racks. How silly!! I don't want to look like a store for heaven's sake, I just want a better way to store my hmmm, I think I'll get four racks. And yet now, I'm looking at the 240 slots for paper and thinking, "YIKES, I should have listened to him and gotten five racks....!!" Hi, my name is Kathy and I'm a Paper Hoarder...

Friday, May 30, 2008

About Me

All stamps, card base, pretty little papers - A Muse; Inks - Colorbox, Memento; Markers (including Spicas) - Copic; Punch - EK Success; Mini Brad - CTMH

Whew - there's a lot going on in this card!! This was for a card swap with the A Muse Addicts group and the "theme" was to tell a little bit about yourself. Aside from giving my age, height and weight - what DIDN'T I tell about myself??? So let me 'splain....I'm partial to orange; I'm half Japanese; I LOVE Halloween (my favorite holiday!); I love to read and having a hot cup of tea or coffee while reading is a small piece of heaven; Harry Potter is JK Rowling's gift to mankind; I'm Kathy with a K; love the beach/ocean (AND I was able to slip in a salute to one of my favorite shows, "Deadliest Catch"); Arrrgh...but I've been smitten with Pirates since my first trip to Disneyland (no insult intended to Mr. Depp's Capt. Jack version, of course); a Stamp favorite is The Paper Garden - and all of this equals a GOOD life indeed.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Love Monster

Card base - Memory Box; Stamps & heart embellishment - A Muse; Stardream cardstock; Polka Dot B&T - Target $1.00 bins; Ribbon - May Arts; Black Ink - Versafine; Red Ink - Colorbox; Markers (including Spicas) - Copic; Marvy Punches (plain yellow, scallop blue, plain pink).

I love this little monster.......he's so cute. Missy Ballance (an A Muse artist) is the nicest woman, she's so fun and lively - part of her personality is in her designs. While it's kind of a weird color combination - because of the whole "monster theme" - it all seemed to fit. And hey, save those ribbon scraps - you never know when you'll need them (I only had to "cut" a few pieces to finish off the fringe).....treasures are EVERYWHERE....

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Busy Baker

Stamp, card base - Memory Box; markers - Copic; punches - Marvy

Another very personalized card.....point of interest - his MESSY apron of course!! Isn't that supposed to be a sign of a good chef?

Monday, May 26, 2008

Cook Off

Chick - Stampendous; Cat - Cat's Pajamas; BBQ & tall Grass - A Muse; Cloud (and card base) - Memory Box; Short Grass - Savvy; Alphabet - CTMH; inks - CTMH, Memento, Colorbox; Markers - Copic.

A B-day card for someone who's into grilling and is an Alton Brown fan (oh, and he's got a good sense of humor too!!).

Sunday, May 25, 2008

First CARD Post

Here it first card post. Cardstock, inks, "Sun" stamps by CTMH (inside card sentiment says "you brighten my day!", also by CTMH); waves & fishies stamps by A Muse.


Hi!! Feeling like I'm at the edge of a miles-high cliff and I've got one foot stuck out in front of we go!