Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hide 'N Seek

The kids just LOVE playing Hide 'n Seek!  Problem is they are so easy to find as usually they are always giggling so much!! :)
But it sure is fun to pretend you can't find them, it just makes them giggle more!!

Have a nice day!


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

To A Very Special DAD

Have you seen the new Subway Art sets from My Thoughts Exactly?!?!  
LOVE them!!

For today, I have created a c Father's Day using the new Father's Day Subway Art set!
I just love this set!  It's so fun using and putting together all the different sentiments!

This set is great for birthday cards and just because cards as well!!

Here's a look at the entire set:

Have a great day!  Make sure to check out the MTE Blog for all kinds of wonderful inspiration!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Happy 18th B-Day

My brother-in-law is turning 18 this week! 

So I created this card for him:
I love the design of this card!  The 18 and circle were cut on my Cricut, I got the idea from recent magazine I was looking at in the store.   As I mentioned, I really liked the design and wanted to try it out myself.

The "Happy Birthday" is from the Big Thoughts set from My Thoughts Exactly!!

Have a nice day!


Die Cuttin Diva's: Anything Goes (Must Include a Die-Cut)

Monday, May 28, 2012

Sketch with SS

This week's Sweet Stamps Challenge is a Sketch!

I just love sketches!!
Make sure to join us on the Sweet Stamps blog, we'd love to see what you create.

You have a chance at winning $20 to purchase some "sweet" things of your own!!

Here's my take on the sketch, I changed it up just a little bit:
The Horse Portrait Oval is such a fun stamp to work with!!  My cousin recently asked for a card for her Dad's birthday and he loves horses, so I thought this was perfect! Supplies Used:

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Inspired By Stamping Sale

Inspired By Stamping Store

Happy Holiday Weekend! To celebrate Memorial Day, now through June 4th, Inspired by Stamping is offering 20% off ALL 6x8 Stamp Sets!

ALL 6x8 sets are now priced at $19.99!

Sale prices valid on in-stock merchandise, while supplies last.
No price adjustments for previous purchases.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Park Time

A digital layout created with pictures of one of our trips to the park last summer!!  It's so fun to take walks to the park with them and seeing the joy on their faces running around the playground!

Have a nice day!


Friday, May 25, 2012

Grad Invites

My brother-in-law's girlfriend is graduating from High School this year so she asked if I could make a few graduation invites for her!

I love how they turned out, so simple and fun:

She loved them and that's all the matters!!

Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012



This week is a sketch challenge!

Here's the card I created:
From the sketch I created this card for my mom using Big Treasures!  I also used some beautiful flowers from the IBS store!!

Here's a close-up:

Here is the sketch:
What a beautiful sketch!

Stamp set used:

Join in, we'd love to see what you create!!

Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Baby Card

Good morning!

I have a simple, yet very sweet baby card to share with you this morning!

I just LOVE creating onesie cards!

Anyway, a friend ordered a neutral baby card for a baby shower she has, here is what I made:
I used the More Mini Thoughts set for the sentiment from My Thoughts Exactly!  How SWEET!!

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Father's Day with PAS

On the Paper and Such blog, there's another fun challenge to join in! 

Father's Day
For my card I used the Deer Dad set from Paper and Such!!  I love this set for those manly cards!  Most of the guys I know are hunters, so they'll love this image!

I also used some Baker's Twine for my card in Cappuccino. 
Check out the Paper and Such store for more great products!!

Join in, we'd love to see what you create! 

Have a nice day!


Monday, May 21, 2012

Anything Goes with SS

This week's Sweet Stamps Challenge is a:

Anything Goes

That's right...create anything you would like to share with us!

Here's the card I created:
I just love these butterfly stamps!! Supplies Used:

Make sure to join us on the Sweet Stamps blog, we'd love to see what you create! You have a chance at winning $20 to purchase some "sweet" things of your own!!

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

May Release Blog Hop with MTE

Today, we are having May's Release Blog Hop for My Thoughts Exactly!

If you haven't already, make sure to check out all the new releases!!  They are amazing!!

Today I decided to use the Mother's Day Subway Art set!
What a wonderful set!!  
I just love these Subway Art sets!

But, the best part, you can use it for more than just Mother's Day...It can be used for birthday cards and even those just because cards!!

I've created a card to give my grandma, just because!
As you can see this set can be used in so many ways, not just for Mother's Day!!

There is a Father's Day Subway Art set that was released as well!!


Your next stop on our blog hop is Lenae from Sugar Gem Crafts!

Here's a look at the entire list of talented ladies:
DT Blog
Kendra <------ You are Here


Alyssa is graduating today from college! So she is celebrating by offering 12% off orders of $25.00 or more with the code GRAD12 at checkout!!

Make sure to leave some love along the way!

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, May 19, 2012


So excited, my husband and I have a wedding to go to today! One of my best friends daughter is getting married!
Her wedding colors are lime green, black and white!  I used My Thoughts Exactly stamp set More Mini Thoughts for the sentiment!

Here's another wedding card I created with the same set for a friend who also has a wedding to go to as well.
The wedding colors for that wedding are Navy Blue, Red and Cream!

Have a great day!

Friday, May 18, 2012

PAS Birthday Bash

Paper and Such is having a

Celebrating 1 year!!
How exciting!

Paper and Such is having a weekend of challenges, prizes and fun!!

I'm starting the fun off with a BIRTHDAY challenge!   I thought it would be very appropriate!

My Birthday card I created:
I always struggle with manly cards, so I challenged myself to make a manly birthday card!  I used the Deer Dad set for the sentiment.  I also used some Baker's Twine!

Make sure to check the Paper and Such blog all weekend as there will be many great challenges!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 17, 2012


This week is a beautiful photo inspiration challenge!

Here's the card I created:
The sentiment is from the beautiful All Year Wishes II set and the fun stamp set that goes with the Spellbinders Labels 3 is Small Fancy Labels 3

I am just in love with the flowers in the IBS store as well!!  For this card I used Pink Flowers.

Here is the inspiration photo:
Use Turquoise, Pink and White!

Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Alyssa

The My Thoughts Exactly Design Team would like to welcome you to
Alyssa's Surprise Birthday Blog Hop!

Today is Alyssa's BIRTHDAY, owner of My Thoughts Exactly!!

Happy Birthday

Each of the design team members has a little surprise for her at each stop along the way.

Here is the card I sent her:
I used the Big Thoughts set to create this bright colored Birthday card for her!

Plus I used some of my fun shimmery paints from CI to add some shimmer to the butterflies and blue strip of paper!

Now what birthday party would be complete without a little party favor??

 One lucky commenter from all the stops will win a $10 gift card to the My Thoughts Exactly stamp store. To enter just leave the design team some love at each stop and on your last stop leave the lovely Alyssa a little birthday greeting!

Here is the complete blog hop list:
DT Blog
Kendra <----------- You are Here

Have a nice day!

Monday, May 14, 2012


It's been awhile since I have stamped on watercolor paper, so I thought I'd use this fun daisy image from the set "Daisies" by Paper and Such for my card today to use that technique!

I first stamped the image on watercolor paper and then used Deliquesce Fine Black Embossing Powder from Creative Inspirations to emboss it.  I find that embossing really helps to keep the CI Paints in the area you would like.

Next I used my water brush to use the paints to add shimmer to the daisies.  I used Citrus, Mellow Yellow, Canary and Sunshine for the flowers.  Green Olive was used for the stems and leaves. 

As I was painting the image in, I quickly realized how much I missed using this technique!  It's so fun and gives such a beautiful shimmer to the image.

Have a great day!