Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wow it's hard to believe I moved over to typepad back in 2008!  Well I'm back in the stamping world again after a hiatus and have decided I'm going to move my blog back over to blogger.....So I will be sprucing it up a little bit and changing my banner, etc.  I have made several new cards and have been buying an insane amount of product so I'm ready to jump back on here with both feet!  Bear with me while I make my changes.  :) :) Be back soon with some card pics! :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

MY BLOG HAS MOVED!

check out my new blog here:

INKIN' IT UP!

I am going to leave this blog up for now so you can refer back to any of my past posts over the last year. :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I'm Moving!
Well, not literally - but my blog is moving! I have decided to make the move on over to Typepad. I have been working on my Typepad blog on and off for a couple of weeks trying to get it ready - there's been a lot of sickness in my house and a lot of DT work, but I finally finished it and it's up and running. My blog address will stay the same with the exception it will say typepad at the end instead of blogspot. The new address is: http://www.inkinitupwithkendra.typepad.com

I will be posting a few of my valentine projects today or tomorrow on the new blog, so make sure you run on over and check it out - Inkin' It Up!

Have a great day!

Friday, February 08, 2008

Happy Friday!
I am soooo glad it's Friday, this has been one long work week! I am still finishing up Valentine card orders and have been working non-stop to get those finished so I can move on to some other projects and DT duties I need to get to.

Here is another favorite color combo of mine that I don't use near enough........Pumpkin Pie, Taken with Teal and Cool Caribbean - of course I had to add a splash of Tres Jolie DP. I needed to make a few birthday cards and pulled out my MFT Icing on the Cake set - love, love, love this cupcake image and yeah that "starburst" background image is another one of my faves!

Don't forget about the new release party in the Gina K. Designs Forum on SCS this Sunday evening between 7-10 central. You won't want to miss all the new goodies because they are TDF!!!

Recipe
Stamps: MFT's Icing On The Cake
Ink: Palette Noir
Cardstock: WW, Pumpkin Pie, Taken with Teal, Cool Caribbean, Tres Jolie DP
Accessories: Copic Markers, Ticket Corner Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punches, SU! Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Dimensionals and Gemstones.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Be My Valentine
I am still trying to finish up my valentine card orders - WOW, there have been a bunch! I truly love this color combo and have been wanting to reach for it every single time. Don't even get me started on the SU! 5/8 Grosgrain ribbon - I LOVE that stuff!!!! I have ordered a gob of it and I still feel like I need more! baahaa

I grabbed a couple of different MFT sets to make this card - Be Mine, Icing on the Cake and Hearts Galore. I grabbed my copic markers and colored the box of chocolates - then used my clear glaze pen to go over the chocolates and my white gel pen to create "icing" on the darker chocolates. It looks yumm-o!

My Favorite Things (www.mftstamps.com) is having a New Release Cocktail Party today, February 6 from 9-11 p.m. Eastern time. Lots of fun is planned including finding out how YOU can be the next MFT Guest Designer. Head over to the MFT forum to find out all the deets!

Recipe
Stamps: Be Mine, Icing on the Cake and Hearts Galore - All MFT
Ink: Regal Rose, Palette Noir
Cardstock: WW, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Regal Rose
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punch, Paper Piercer, SU! Mat Pack, White Gel Pen, Clear Glaze Pen, Copic Markers, 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Egg-stra Special Easter MFTeaser!
Okay seriously, check out that bunny............is he not the cutest?!!! I absolutely LOVE his ears!!! This is one of the new sets that MFT will be releasing tomorrow night - come on over and party with us in the My Favorite Things Forum on SCS from 9-11pm EST with the sets going live at 10:30pm. The other two sets that will also be released are - Serenity Now and Twisted Sentiments. Yes, that's right - Twisted Sentiments.........you won't want to miss those because they are hysterical!

Congrats to Denise who was the winner of the Hanna Stamps and My Favorite Things Blog Candy! You are gonna absolutely love those sets Denise!

I have been working fast and furious on card orders, valentine gifts and of course trying to finish up Kelsey's baby shower invites. I will be back soon with another post!

Recipe
Stamps: Eggstra Special Easter - MFT
Ink: Palette Noir, Regal Rose
Cardstock: WW, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Gemstones, Dimensionals, Copic Markers, Stickles, 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon.

Monday, February 04, 2008

We Have a Winner!
I meant to post the winner last night and got so caught up in some other things that I didn't get a chance to post the winner.

The Winner Is...............

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

37

Timestamp: 2008-02-04 14:46:34 UTC


#37 - Denise!!!!

Denise... said...

Your cards are SO awesome! I just want to go back and check them out again and again. I would also LOVE to win these stamps. They are definitely "me"!!!


Congratulations Denise! Send me an email with your snailmail addy and I will get your goodies out to you!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Blog Candy!
I had my one year 'Blogaversary' back in November and completely forgot to celebrate with some Blog Candy, so I decided it was about time!
This past year has been absolutely amazing creatively speaking (personal, not so much lol). I have made so many wonderful lifelong stamping friends, joined some amazing design teams and grown in my stamping art beyond my wildest imagination. My blog took off and became something that I never imagined that it could be. I have had over 220k hits to my blog in the last 14 months. I truly am blessed to be in the company of so many amazing and talented people! I appreciate all of you who come and peek in on my blog daily and leave me so many sweet and flattering comments and also for those of you who email me with questions that I am more than happy to answer.
All you need to do to win this wonderful blog candy is leave a comment on this post! Up for grabs is the new set from Hanna Stamps - Celebration, My Favorite Things Mini of the Month - Be Mine, Opal Liquid Pearls, 5/8" Chocolate and Red Grosgrain Ribbon and a handmade card using Hanna's Domestic Goddess stampset. I will pick a winner randomly on Sunday evening. Good Luck!

ETA** The Moose Are On the Loose over at Hanna Stamps! Kristi has released the newest stamps early - you can get yours here!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Kelsey's Baby Shower Invitations
Here is a peek at my niece's baby shower invitations that I promised I would show you last week. Her theme is jungle animals, so I thought the adorable elephant from MFT's 'It's a Jungle out There' would be perfect! And of course I had to color him blue. Kelsey is having a boy and her mom and I are sooooo excited and can't wait for Brayden to be here!

Check back tomorrow I will be posting my Blog Candy!

Recipe
Stamps: MFT It's A Jungle Out There, Lizzie Anne Designs Oh Baby
Ink: Palette Noir, Ballet Blue
Cardstock: WW, Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue, So Saffron
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punch, Brads, Copic Markers, Stickles, Corner Rounder, White Gel Pen, Word Window Punch, Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Dusted off Living Large
So I was sitting at my stamp table last night and was staring at my gobs and gobs of SU! stampsets and thought I should grab one of my "oldies" and get some ink on it.............I decided to use Living Large. I remember back when I first saw this set, I HAD to have it!! I haven't used it in so long, but I still adore it and won't part with it.

Who can resist Regal Rose, Real Red and Chocolate Chip paired together? Well, apparently not me - I want to reach for it everytime I do a Valentine card! The background is stamped with the heart from Priceless. I went crazy with my paper piercer on this card........I was doing faux eyelets and faux stitching like a mad woman - baahaha! I made several of this particular card for you guessed it, a card order.

I will be back tomorrow with a glimpse of one of the Baby Shower Invites I have been working on.

Recipe
Stamps: Living Large and Priceless from SU!
Ink: Palette Noir
Cardstock: WW, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Real Red
Accessories: Paper Piercer, Dimensionals, Gemstones, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punch, Copic Markers, SU! Markers, Stickles, 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Domestic Goddess - Hanna Sneak Peek!
Isn't Hanna the Domestic Goddess, just the cutest thing ever?!!! The minute I saw this set, I knew it would be a winner! I had such a blast coloring her! Isn't she gorgeous with her bling while she is cleaning?! She will make her debut on February 1 at Hanna Stamps.

This Friday, Jan 25th is Kristi's Birthday (owner of Hanna Stamps), so to help celebrate it,we are having a birthday party on the Hanna SCS Forum from 8-11 EST. We are going have a ton of fun. Kristi will be giving away never before released sets, Riley Moose, Domestic Goddess and other Hanna Stamps.

Recipe:
Stamps: Domestic Goddess
Ink: Palette Noir
Cardstock: WW, Real Red, Kraft
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Gemstones, Copic Markers, SU! Markers, Crystal Effects, Cuttlebug, Dimensionals, 5/8" Polkadot Grosgrain Ribbon.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Good Monday Morning!
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend - I sure did. Robyn and I got together again this weekend to do some stamping/scrapbooking...........well I stamped and she worked on her scrapbook. I used to be a huge scrapbooker, but when I found stamping that sort of took a backseat. I love the instant gratification I get from my stamping - it takes me forevah to get a scrapbook page completed.

This is one of the cards that I worked on while I was at Robyn's. I just got my pack of SU! Jersey Shore DP on Friday (it's delish!) and decided that I wanted to make a card using the Happy Heart Day set, but didn't want to make a valentine card. This card just goes to show you that you can use this set for anything, not just valentine cards. I absolutely LOVE this color combo........and I always forget about pumpkin pie......it's such a yummy color!

I also got started on the baby shower invites for my niece, Kelsey. They are gonna be just adorable! I will post a peek at those soon!

I hope you all have a Happy Monday!

Recipe
Stamps: SU! Happy Heart Day
Ink: Palette Noir
Cardstock: WW, Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Jersey Shore DP
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punches, Photo Corner Punch, Dimensionals, Copic Markers, SU! Markers, Gemstones, Paper Piercer, White Gel Pen, Polkadot Grosgrain Ribbon, Crystal Effects.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

A Sneak Peek and Some Good News!
Say hello to Riley Moose!! He is the newest line of stamps from Hanna Stamps. Riley will make his debut on February 1. Isn't he just too cute?! Riley is in his comfy chair holding a cupcake just for you! I had such a great time coloring Riley with my copics - I added a little stickles to the cupcake, his cheeks and of course his cup of cocoa! The Riley Moose stamps are mounted red rubber and they are of fantastic quality - the image stamps crisp and clean. The sentiment is from Things Hanna Would Say.

On another note, I have some great news! I was chosen as one of the newest Design Team Members for Gina K. Designs! I was supah excited when I received the email from Gina. I am looking forward to my three month stint with all these amazing DT members:

Elizebeth Neumann
Frances Byrne
Jana Weaver
Jennifer Nellenback
Joanne Basile
Kendra Giles
Julie Brooks
Amy Rysavy
Emily Giovanni
Erika Martin
Kurtis Amundson

I have so much work to do this week and several card orders to get completed. I'll be back to share more goodies!

ETA** Hanna Stamps is one of the newest Member Companies over on SCS, as of today! You can chat, play games, participate in sketches, and a ton of other fun stuff! It might take a little bit for them to get it all set up and running live, but you can check it out here.

Recipe
Stamps: Riley Moose, Things Hanna Would Say
Ink: Palette Noir
Cardstock: WW, Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Gemstones, Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Ticket Corner Punch, Oval Punch, Primas, Dimensionals, Stickles.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Happy Friday & Happy Cupcake Day!
It's finally Friday and I am so ready for the weekend. It has been a really long week - I was just getting used to a few days off here and there during the holidays - having to work a full week just stinks! I don't really have anything planned for this weekend except getting some stamping done. My good friend Robyn is coming over tonight so we can stamp - she and I haven't done that in a long time so I am looking forward to it.

I made this card to go with an assorted birthday card order that I received a few days ago. I decided to use Icing on the Cake from MFT for this particular card. I just love the cupcake and the cake plate from this set! The background is stamped with the "starburst" from the set and the DP is the new digital paper from My Favorite Things - I love this stuff! You can print as much as you want and the quality is just amazing. I used the faux eyelet technique on the scalloped circle punch - just use your paper piercer to pierce the hole, then use your gel pen to go around the hole - this technique is sooooo easy and supah cute.

Have a great rest of the day!

Recipe
Stamps: Icing on the Cake from MFT
Ink: Real Red, Palette Noir
Cardstock: Real Red, WW, Pixie Pink, Digital DP from MFT
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Red Gemstones, 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punch, Paper Piercer, White Gel Pen, Stickles, Copic Markers

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Be Mine
This is another sneak peek of one of the newest sets that will be released tonight from My Favorite Things - Be Mine is the mini of the month. I love this box of chocolates - I colored the chocolate box with my Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol and used my copic markers to color the chocolates - then went over the chocolate with my glaze pen. I used the "starburst" stamp from MFT's Icing on the Cake for the background on the larger and the smaller panels. I LOVE this color combo - I guess I should use it more often!

Don't forget to head on over to the MFT New Release Cocktail Party tonight! It's from 9-11 EASTERN time in the MFT Member Forum. There will be sneak peeks, lots of fun and a chance to become MFT’s next Guest Designer. Head over to the MFT forum for more details!

Recipe
Stamps: Be Mine and Icing on the Cake from MFT
Ink: Palette Noir
Cardstock: WW, Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean, Regal Rose
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Oval Punches, Gemstones, Dimensionals, Prismacolor Pencils, Copic Markers, Polkadot Grosgrain Ribbon, Glaze Pen

Monday, January 07, 2008

A Little My Favorite Things Sneak Peek!
This is a little sneak peak of one of the newest MFT sets that will be released on Wednesday at midnight - it's called Punny Farm! Punny Farm is just amazing and all of the animals are just TDF! It was so much fun to color all these animals with my copic markers (which you can also get on the MFT website). I usually decide on my color scheme and my card layout before I ever do any stamping or coloring, but in this case I did it the other way around and it worked out perfect! I love the color scheme I chose and of course that polkadot ribbon just polished it off!

My Favorite Things will be hosting a New Release Cocktail Party on Wednesday night (January 9th) from 9-11 pm EASTERN time. There will be sneak peeks, lots of fun and a chance to become MFT’s next Guest Designer. Head on over to the MFT forum on Splitcoast for more details!

I got a few more card orders today and I also will be working on a few more sneak peeks for MFT's newest sets so keep your eyes peeled. Oh, and I also have not forgotten about my Blog Candy - I will be doing that soon!

Recipe
Stamps: Punny Farm by My Favorite Things
Ink: Palette Noir
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Kraft, Basic Black, Real Red and Basic Grey
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Copic Markers, Dimensionals, Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Paper Piercer, Ribbon.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

High Hellos Thank You's
Yesterday my stamps from Lizzie Anne Designs arrived - High Hellos. This set is just way too cute. I absolutely love this topiary tree!!! I received an order for a set of 6 thank you cards and I decided this topiary would be perfect to use. I had so much fun coloring the topiary with my copics!

Tomorrow will start the first sneak peeks for the new stamp releases from My Favorite Things. You are gonna absolutely love these new stamp sets, they are just TDF! Check back tomorrow afternoon, I will be posting my sneak peek!
Recipe
Stamps: High Hellos from Lizzie Anne Designs, Things Hanna Would Say - Hanna Stamps
Ink: Palette Noir
Cardstock: WW, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Copic Markers, Oval Punches, Dimensionals, Stickles, Ticket Corner Punch.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Just Because
I have been wanting to try to make a "ribbon blossom" - my good friend Pam Bassett is the creator of these amazing bows. Mine doesn't hold a candle to hers, but I think it turned out okay. She has a great tutorial on her blog that shows you how she makes her ribbon blossoms - you have to check it out!!

I used Rain or Shine by MFT to make this card.......my Tres Jolie DP was the perfect match and thought it would look great with her polka dot rainboots. Paper piecing is so much fun! I added stickles to her dress and her rainboots and of course the little weenie dog's shirt - very sparkly! I also used Crystal Effects on the rain puddle.

I received a few more card orders yesterday so I better get busy. Have a great weekend!

Recipe
Stamps: Rain or Shine by My Favorite Things
Ink: Palette Noir
Cardstock: WW, Taken with Teal, Tres Jolie DP
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Circle Punches, Ribbon, Gemstones, Stickles, Crystal Effects.

Friday, January 04, 2008

It's Finally Friday
I have been looking forward to Friday all week - weekends are my favorite time as I get to lounge around, stamp, sip on hot spiced tea and I don't have to leave the house if I don't want to! I am really glad the holidays are finally over and I can get back to a somewhat normal routine and work on some DT projects and card orders without feeling supah rushed!

My best friend's daughter is having a baby in a couple of months and I am going to be making her baby shower invitations and working on all the shower favors, etc. I am so looking forward to getting to work on those. I better get to work on those soon as she will need 50+.

This sympathy card was for a card order that I got a few days ago. I haven't made many sympathy cards so I wasn't sure what direction I wanted to go. After much thought I decided to go with Purely Pomegranate and Chocolate Chip - these two colors are so elegant together. I used Icing on the Cake from My Favorite Things for the borders around the sentiment. The sentiment is also from My Favorite Things and is in the Essential Sentiments set. The roses are from the Sweet Celebrations set from Hanna Stamps.

I will be playing all weekend and will have more things to post tomorrow!

Recipe:
Stamps: Icing on the Cake & Essential Sentiments - My Favorite Things, Sweet Celebrations - Hanna Stamps, Linen Background.
Ink: Palette Noir, Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: WW, Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Paper Piercer, Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punches, Dimensionals, Blender Pen, 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Another Sneak Peek
I thought I would show you another sneak peak from the newest set that will be released this Friday from Hanna Stamps. It is way cute and you can use this set for more than just a valentine's set- it has some really great images! I love the Close to Cocoa paired with the Real Red and Pretty in Pink. This card was so easy, but I think looks elegant - yep that 5/8" grosgrain ribbon is my fave!

I hope you all had a happy new year! I can't believe it's already 2008! I am ready to embark on my new life as a divorced person and I hope this is a better year for me than the last.

Recipe
Stamps: Celebration by Hanna Stamps
Ink: Palette Noir
Cardstock: WW, Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, Real Red
Accessories: 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Cuttlebug, Stickles, Copic Markers, Dimensionals, Oval Punches.