Snow Day!
WOW is it cold outside - Today we had a winter storm here in Texas, the sleet and snow are coming down and my work is closed for the day so I decided to do what? well spend my time stamping and getting some christmas/birthday presents finished of course!!! This is my very first lunch tin and I think I really like the way it turned out. I covered the tin with some really pretty rose paper that i found at Hobby Lobby - I used ModPodge to adhere it to the tin - it did bubble up a bit, but I took another piece of paper and laid it on top and ran my hand across it until all the bubbles were gone - then I added a layer of ModPodge. I took a chipboard letter N (my boss's initial) and painted it with craft paint (white paint that I added a couple of drops of regal rose ink refill to). I used the Roses in Winter set and stamped each rose individually, cut them out and sprayed them with water. Then i curled up the ends with a small paintbrush and let them dry. once they were dry I sponged on some chocolate chip ink - then I put the flowers together. I attached them with LARGE dimensionals and covered them with ModPodge. This was a lot of fun to make - now I have to get busy on the dividers that go inside!
GIVEAWAY! Now who doesn't like to win something every now and then? I know I do (but that very seldom happens lol) I have an extra Card Candy and I would like to give it away to one of you lovely people that reads my blog!! Just leave me a comment on the card candy below and Saturday December 2, I will randomly choose a winner! You never know, there might be a little something extra with the Card Candy too! :)
Gifts for Stampin' Club! We have our last stamp club meeting of the year next weekend and I have been trying to come up with a little gift for all my friends in the group. I finally decided on CARD CANDY........I don't know who came up with the idea, but it was a great one. Making 9 sets of card candy was definitely a challenge - but I enjoyed every minute of it. Deciding on what stamps to use for the candy was also a bit of a challenge until I realized I just gotten my new Lockhart cupcake stamps in the mail - so of course I had to use those. One of the girls in the group is having a birthday around the time of our meeting so I am also surprising everybody with cupcakes! Gee, that sounds soooo good right now. :) I will definitely post a picture of those this coming weekend. I still have to make a set of cards to swap out with everybody - yikes! Not much time and I am still working on Christmas gifts. Have a great rest of the day!
This is the one!
I hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving, I know I did! After putting up my christmas tree and putting out all my christmas decorations I finally decided to get down to business and sit down and work on my christmas cards, after creating a few I finally decided on a card........and here it is! This card just kind of evolved and I must say I LOVE the burgundy and I LOVE how the patterned paper looks like toile!! The tree from the lovely as a tree set was just perfect with this paper (thanks to my friend runae who let me borrow her set). Now that these are done I can get down to finishing all my card sets, notebooks, lunch tins, pens and the rest of my handmade gifts that I am giving for christmas. Wish me luck! :)
I haven't posted in a few days - I have been so busy working on all my cards for christmas gifts that I am giving out this year. Making several of each card is definitely time consuming and definitely challenges your creative side! I bought 7 lunch pail tins to decorate and fill with cards and I can't wait for them to arrive. Tonight we had our stampin' up hostess meeting and of course I felt the need to order tons more paper and a couple of stamp sets (needed them like I need a hole in my head lol). I made several of this card this morning at around 1:00am - I was on a roll and didn't want to stop. I had to cut this daisy out by hand and whew was that a chore! I used staz-on to stamp the image and colored with prismacolor pencils and gamsol - the rest of my creation just kind of evolved - I am really happy with the way it turned out. I will be back tomorrow hopefully with a rough draft of my this year's christmas cards!
WOW - I'm a Winner!
I can't believe it - it actually happened, yes that's right, i'm a winner! I participated in my first ever Splitcoaststampers VSN this past weekend and oh what fun I had. I submitted a card for the Happy New Year challenge. I only had 45 minutes to make the card and was a little uneasy about it at first (I take forever on my cards and I'm real picky lol).....I whipped that card right out and I thought it looked pretty good, but definitely not worthy of a win. I was looking on the VSN forum today and realized that little old me was yep, a Winner! I was speechless (which is rare for me). I want to thank all those super duper VSN pixies that did so much to make the VSN a success for everybody that participated. I am sure a lot of hard work went into the entire event. I will definitely participate again. I hope everyone had a great day today, I know I did. :)
Christmas Gift Set For a Lucky Family Member! This past weekend I decided I was going to spend the ENTIRE weekend on getting a head start on this year's Christmas gifts. I had sooooo many ideas swimming through my head and wasn't really sure where I wanted to start. Then I came across a 6x6 Page Protector Pouch that was in my favorites on SCS. I thought to myself "this would be the perfect item to start with". I got started stamping and the next thing I know I had 5 sets of these made, cards included! I stamped over 25 cards, made three candles, a couple of beaded pens and some post-it-note holders. I couldn't decide what to put the candles in, then I had a thought........I had some medium size gussett bags and put one of the candles in there and tied a ribbon on it and voila! It's the perfect thing to package the candles in. The page protector pouch is sooooo easy to make and I loved every minute of putting all of them together. I haven't decided yet who will be getting these, who knows I might decide to keep them for myself lol j/k. This coming weekend will probably be dedicated to getting my christmas cards finished........I have tried a couple of different ideas for my cards and think I have finally come up with a winner, I'll post that tomorrow.
Finally decided to join the masses!
Yes, I finally decided to join all you other bloggers and see what all the fuss is about. I am going to share a little of my hectic life and also some of my creative side (and not so creative side lol). Hi, my name is Kendra and I am an addict......a stamp addict that is.

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I am 45, with 2 grown daughters and a gorgeous grandson. I'm also married to the most amazing man. I work as an Office Manager for a Hospice agency. I started stamping and papercrafting over 12 years ago. I would never have dreamed then that I would now be in the company of some of the best stampers out there and had the honor of being able to be on some wonderful design teams! This blog will feature my creations and a few tidbits about my life!

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