I {heart} Playing with the PPA

I found some time to stamp today.  Hooray!

This card was made for the Pals Paper Arts challenge (PPA78).  

Now, I'm off to cruise through my Stampin' Up! catalogs. Gotta get that order in to earn Sale-a-Bration benefits!  

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Paper Pieced Girl

Paper Pieced Girl

Have you ever thought of paper piecing with line art stamp images?

That's just what I did here using the Greeting Card Kids stamp set by Stampin' Up!  I'm not much of a watercoloring artist, but I say with confidence "I know how to cut!"  

My little girl is donning an outfit from the Pawsitively Prints II designer series paper collection.  How fun!

Pawsitively Prints II Designer Series Paper - by Stampin' Up!

Treat for Someone Sweet

Long time … no see!

I haven't posted in quite some time – but that's because I haven't stamped in a while either. 

This card set was created for my little guy, Devlin.  My husband & I got away to Las Vegas over Thanksgiving break and when I'm away for an extended period of time, I always make a card a day for Devlin.

You can see the other sets I created by clicking the links below.

Tall Tales Cards

Long Fellows Cards

This card set was created with the Fox & Friends and Got Treats stamp sets.  What makes these cards extra special is that Devlin treasures them and keeps every last one in his room (he's only 7 and already so sentimental – he's a keeper!)




Cards for my Cutie

When I'm out of town for more than a few days, I like to leave a little something behind for my baby boy, Devlin. 

(Confession: He's not a baby – he's 6, almost 7)

Today I am on my way to Stampin' Up!'s Convention.  While I'm VERY excited to be making the trip, it's hard to be away from Devlin.

STAY TUNED:  I hope to photos of Convention through the week.  I will also share any news that is permissible by Stampin' Up!

(My Baby Boy)

So, to ease the "missing Mommy" feelings, I made him a card for each day that I'll be away.  I did the same thing when I went to Convention last year (my 1st Convention).  You can see those cards here.  

It's nearly 1 year later and Devlin still has the cards in his bedroom.  Every time I try to throw them away, he begs me to keep them on his bulletin board.  I am so lucky to have such a sweet little man in my life. 

Now, on to the cards … I used the adorable & irresistible hostess level II stamp set called Long Fellows.  There are 6 images in this stamp set and you can see each one below.  CUTE!!

Day 1 – see ya later alligator


Day 2 – just can't forget you!


Day 3 – hope your day is purrfect!


Day 4 – to my friend (he really is a good friend)


Day 5 – wishing you oceans of fun!


Most of All, You

Most of All You

With a steady hand and a stamp-a-ma-jig, I created this fun card.

Well, I really only used the stamp-a-ma-jig on the lower right image (beneath the heart).  I CASE'd this cute card, that you'll see on page 60 of the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog.

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7 Years and Counting!


Happy 7th Anniversary to my husband & best friend, Steve!

Check out some My Digital Studio pages I created of us.  Eventually I will have enough pages to create a printed and bound book.

K and Steve Cover Page

K and Steve Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

Page 5

Page 6

Kris and Steve Page 8

To this day and beyond, I will always feel this way…

The Luckiest by Ben Folds Five (our wedding song)

I don't get many things right the first time
In fact, I am told that a lot
Now I know all the wrong turns, the stumbles and falls
Brought me here
And where was I before the day
That I first saw your lovely face?
Now I see it everyday
And I know
That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest
What if I'd been born fifty years before you
In a house on a street where you lived?
Maybe I'd be outside as you passed on your bike
Would I know?
And in a wide sea of eyes
I see one pair that I recognize
And I know
That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest
I love your more than I have ever found a way to say to you
Next door there's an old man who lived to his nineties
And one day passed away in his sleep
And his wife; she stayed for a couple of days
And passed away
I'm sorry, I know that's a strange way to tell you that I know we belong
And I know
That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest

Happy Valentine’s Day


I hope you are spending time with the one(s) you love on this Valentine's Day.

This card and gift is for my husband… we don't really celebrate V-Day, but I always like to get him a little something.

V Day Card

This year his gift is wasabi almonds and salted cashews.  He's trying to stay away from sugar so I thought nuts were a
good alternative to the chocolate that he loves.

Now me on the other hand… bring on the

V Day Nuts

Happy Valentine's Day!!

2 Days Left!

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This card was created to show the versatility of the new Hugs and I {heart} Heart stamp set.  See my other I {heart} Heart examples here

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