Monday, December 27, 2010

Amazing Christmas Gifts

I hope you all had a great Christmas and that Santa was good to you.  I can't wait to see what everyone creates with their new supplies.  I was so spoiled this Christmas by all of my family.  I am so excited to play with my new Gypsy and cartridges, that my DH gave me.  Don't you just love the card rack my DD got me.  We were out shopping together when we found it and they only had two so we bought each other one.  Also on Boxing Day we did our Christmas with my Step-daughter and I got a printer.  I also went out shopping on Boxing Day and whenever I go into Wal-Mart I go straight to the craft section and the first thing I saw was the Jolly Holidays cartridge that I have been drooling over, so I grabbed it.  We went to Michael's and I got a few Jet Max cubes to try and organize my craft room.  I am back to work tomorrow but as soon as I get it reorganized I will post photos.

**Just to let you know the card rack/display stand is from Home Sense in Canada, it is a division of Marshall's and TJ Maxx.**

                                                              Have a Happy New Year!

Kerry--Momma K

Monday, December 20, 2010

Stylish Blogger Award

I have received a Stylish Blogger Award from 2 amazing bloggers.  I just can't believe that people really like my creations.  When I first started scrap booking about 10 years ago it was so overwhelming for me.  My daughter could just whip a page and it looked beautiful.  Ever since I got my cricut last year and started stamping the creativity has just started to flow.  I spend all my spare time crafting now and it is a wonderful hobby for my daughter and I too share.

I would like to thank the Craftsmanda at .  You must check out her beautiful scrapbook pages that she made for a friends baby.
I would also like to thank Sonia at .  Sonia gives awesome tips,  shows fabulous finds and  videos showing crafting tools and how to use them.  I have learnt so much from Sonia's blog.

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this

2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered

4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards
Share 8 things about myself:
1.  My brother is home for Christmas from Vietnam where he is teaching.  He will be at my house tomorrow for a couple of days.  I can't wait to see him, I haven't seen him for 1 1/2 years.
2.  My Aunt and Uncle are here visiting from England.  My Mom and my Aunt are twins and turn 65 yrs old on Christmas Eve.
3.  I love Christmas.  I love to see the kids open their gifts and I am very excited for some new craft supplies.
4.  I look forward to once a year going to Erie, Pa shopping.  We sure don't get the same deals in Canada.  Last time I came home with a whole suitcase of DCWV paper.
5.  I am done my Christmas shopping and wrapping. Whew!
6.  I am going to reorganize and move the furniture around in my craft room after the holidays.  Stay tuned for photo's.
7.  I work full-time for a cheque cashing business.  I have done this for 22 years off and on.  In between I worked for 5 years in a factory that manufactured brake pads.
8.  I get really irritated with people when I get behind the wheel.

Now 8 blogs that I have recently found and really enjoy the work that they do.  These blogs are an assortment of cricut, stamping and decor.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Cards

I finally got my Christmas cards done and mailed out.  I did basically the same layout for all, just different stamps.  I can't believe I didn't even use my cricut.  All the stamps are Stampin Up.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Vinyl Wall Decor

It doesn't count as spending money on yourself when you buy a cartridge to make a Christmas gift, right?  I bought the Cars Disney/Pixar cartridge and ruby glitter, black, white and yellow vinyl from Oh My Crafts.  I cut the car at 6.5", the "McQueen" at 2" and my grandson's name is AJ and that is cut at 1".  I cut it first out of paper so I knew where all the pieces went and that the size was right.  The frame is a floating frame for an 8"x 10" picture.


I would like to thank everyone for stopping by and leaving such nice comments.  I hope you will come back and visit again.  I really appreciate all the support and encouragement.

I have picked the winner using

and the winner is....

Theresa said...

Beautiful..and what a great gift these would make. It was so sweet of your hubs to step in and help too:)

I have sent Theresa an email and will send out her blog candy right away.  Actually with the snow we received over night I think I will deliver it myself.  Theresa lives in Florida. lol

Kerry--Momma K

Friday, December 3, 2010

'Tis The Season Blog Hop

Welcome to the " 'Tis The Season Blog Hop".  If you came here from my friend Heather's blog then you are in the right place.  If you just happened to stop by my blog and would like to follow the blog hop then go to the start at Iva's blog .

My project is tile coasters.  I went to Home Depot and bought a box of 4 x 4" tumbled marble tiles.  I stamped on them using Staz-On ink.  You do not need to do anything to these tiles to seal them. 

On the tiles below I coloured them with Sharpie permanent markers.  These tiles I did put in the oven at 200 F, for an hour.  They probably don't need to be in there that long but I had them in there while I was doing other things.
After I had made these my husband the handyman decided that they needed a holder.  So he made me these to go with each set of 4 coasters.
I wrapped a ribbon around them tied a bow and added a tag cut from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More.
 My giveaway for this blog hop is these two adorable Peachy Keen Mini stamps.  To be eligible to win you just have to follow my blog and leave a comment.  I will be using to pick a winner on Monday morning. 
The next stop on this blog hop is Ellen at .

Thanks for stopping by.
Kerry--Momma K

Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Ornaments

I watched a video last Christmas at Obsessed With Scrapbooking  and I knew I wanted to make some of these myself.  So as soon as the Christmas things came out at Michael's I bought 3 packages of the clear glass ornaments.  I finally got around to making them yesterday and they were so easy and turned out beautiful.  All you have to do is pour Pledge floor polish in the ornament, swirl it around to make sure it is all covered.  Pour out the excess polish, pour in the glitter (I used Martha Stewart, I love all the colours) and cover the hole and shake it to cover completely, pour out any excess.
I then cut out the names from white vinyl using Winter Woodlands for the font and snowflakes.

Kerry--Momma K

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Throwback Thursday "Cricut~less" Challenge

The current challenge over at Emma's is to make a project which is cricut~less and using some form of Thank You.  This is one of my favourite sets of stamps from Stampin Up.  It is called "Lovely As A Tree", I am also using another stamp in the set for my Christmas cards.  It is so versatile, great for sympathy, masculine, thank you, Christmas and more.  I sponged three different colours of ink onto the stamp and sponged around the edges.  The stamp was cut out using nestabilities.

Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Whisper White cs, DSP (retired)  (SU)
Stamps:  Lovely As A Tree (SU), Everyday Greetings (Scrappy Moms)
Ink: Soft Suede, Peach Parfait, Tangerine Tango
Tools:  Modern Label Punch (SU), Classic Oval Large (Spellbinders)
Ribbon:  Chocolate Chip (SU)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Stylish Blogger Award

I received an award today from Carri over at .  Thank you so much Carri I really appreciate that you always stop by my blog and leave really nice comments.
I also received an award from Heather over at .  Heather is a fellow Canadian who lives less than an hour away.  We are hopeing to meet sometime in the near future.  Thank you Heather for you inspiration, support and friendship.

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this

2. Share 8 things about yourself

3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered

4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards

Share 8 things about myself:
1.  I just got married to my husband last year in Niagara Falls.  We have been together for 8 yrs though.
2.  I became a mom at 17 yrs old and my daughter(and only child) is now 27 yrs old.  (Do the math) lol
3.  I have been a non-smoker for almost 3 years.
4.  My husband bought me my cricut last year on our honeymoon.
5.  I love reality TV shows.  Big Brother is my favourite.
6.  I was born in England and moved to Canada just before my 10th birthday.
7.  I can't live without coffee.
8.  I am addicted to paper.

These are 8 blogs that I have recently found and I really like the work that they do.

Masculine Birthday Card

I haven't posted anything for awhile.  I have been working on a couple of things for Christmas so I can't post them, yet.   This is the birthday card that I made for my Dad.  I really like the look of the stamp with no colour and I just sponged around the edges.  All supplies are Stampin Up.

Kerry--Momma K

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Throwback Thursday "From My Kitchen"

For this weeks Throwback Thursday Challenge over at Emma's blog you are to use the From My Kitchen cartridge and the theme is food. This card is the second one that I made for this challenge but I wasn't so pleased with my first one. I used the oven cut and put a pie in the oven, it was just missing something so I started over. Isn't this gingerbread cookie cute? I love the faux icing. I used white Enamel Accents that I got from Michael's, it comes in a package of 1 white and 1 black.
Paper: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel (ret) cs and Wintergreen DSP (ret) All SU
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cuttlebug Folder: Snowflakes
Stamps: Four the Holidays (SU) Dolly Dumplins (PKS)
Embellishments: Ribbon (Celebrate It), Glossy Enamel (Ranger)

Kerry--Momma K

Monday, November 1, 2010

Throwback Thursday Christmas Theme

This weeks challenge over at Emma's blog is to make a Christmas themed project using the Celebrations cartridge. I don't have that cartridge so I used Joys of the Season for the Santa hat, which is cut at 3 1/2". I used liquid applique to look like fur on the hat. I love the was it works, you just apply it and heat it with you heat gun and it puffs up.

**I have been receiving some comments about the Liquid Applique. I bought it from . They have it in 12 colours.*****
Paper: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White (SU), Holiday Collection-The Christmas Stack (DCWV)
Ink: White Uni-ball pen (Signo)
Embellishments: Buttons, Gems (Recollections), Liquid Applique (Marvy)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

My Pink Stamper Colour Challenge

My Pink Stamper is having a colour challenge, the colours you have to use are pink, purple and green. I needed to make a birthday card for my niece who likes frogs so this worked out well for me. I have been wanting to use this frog from Mini Monsters, it is so cute.

Paper: Pink Passion, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla, Garden Green DSP (SU), Nana's Kids (DCWV)
Cartridges: Frog 2 1/2", Mini Monsters, Conversation Bubble 1", Paper Pups
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Embellishment: Flower bling (White Blossom)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

And the Winner is...

I want to thank all of you so much for all the wonderful comments and all of your support. I really appreciate your words of encouragement.

The winner was picked by

and the winner is #17

Melissa said...
Over 200 followers and 10K hits since February? WOW! Congratulations!I'm already a follower and I appreciate you giving me the chance to win!
Congratulations Melissa! Send me an email at kerrysmith at rogers dot com with your address.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wacky Wednesday #12 Challenge

This weeks challenge over at Paula's blog is a fruit & veggie theme. I used two cartridges for this card. I used Savory Lite cart for the fruit bowl and Doodlecharms for the apples. To top it off with cuteness I used a PK face on the apple.

Paper: Mellow Moss, Real Red, Wintergreen DSP (SU), Nana's Nursury (DCWV)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), White gelly roll pen
Punches: Modern Label (SU)
Stamps: Everyday Greetings (Scrappy Mom's), Everyday Character Face Assortment (PK)
Ribbon: Basic Black (SU)

Sports Theme Throwback Thursday Challenge

This weeks challenge over at Emma's blog is to make a sports themed project using "Sports Mania" or any older cartridge. I don't have this cartridge yet but I just received the Baseball, Basketball and Soccer carts. I used my cricut rewards to get these.

Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic Black cs, Elegant Eggplant DSP (SU), Nana's Nursery Girls Stack (DCWV)
Cartridge: Soccer
Ink: White gelly roll pen, Silver pen (CM)

Don't forget to leave a comment on the post below to be entered for a chance to win a Pumpkin Carvings cartridge.

Monday, October 18, 2010

10,000 Hits Giveaway

When I started my blog in February it was just so I could enter a challenge at The Pink Stamper. I didn't think other people would be interested in my work but as people started following and leaving comments it gave me such a boost of confidence. I have taken part in a lot of challenges and a couple of blog hops and become friendly with many fellow bloggers. I now have over 200 followers and just hit 10,000 hits. I want to thank all of you for your wonderful comments and support and I will be giving away the Pumpkin Carving cartridge.
All you have to do is if you are not a follower become a follower, leave a comment on this post and a way to get in touch with you. I will draw the winner on Saturday evening.


Faux Window Technique

On a 4 1/2" X 4 1/2" piece of white cs I stamped my image, sponged assorted greens and blues over top and then cut the cs at 2 1/4" and each half at 2 1/4". The four pieces were then matted a 5" X 5" piece of black cs. A 3" X 5" piece of patterened paper was used as a valance.

Paper: Mellow Moss cs, black, white and kraft dsp (SU)
Ink: Soft Suede, assorted blues and greens (SU), Tuxedo Black (Memento), Black pen(Marvy)
Stamps:Lovely As A Tree and Whimsical Words (SU)
Ribbon: Basic Black (SU)
Punches:Embossed Zig Zag (MS)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge--EDPD

This weeks challenge over at Emma's blog is to make a project using Everyday Paper Dolls and the theme is Animals.

I know that fish are not animals but I really wanted to use this cut. I have been saving the packaging from all of my cricut cartridges and I decided to use some today for this card. I cut the fish bowl at 4" from the kraft cs, the water patterned paper and the plastic. To cut the plastic was cut using the regular blade all setting on max and multi-cut. I cut perfectly.


Paper: Crumb Cake cs, Dusty Durango cs (SU), Water patterened paper (CM)and Sweets Stack (DCWV)

Cartridge: Everyday Paper Dolls

Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) White gelly roll pen

Punches: Modern Label Punch (SU)

Stamps: Congrats (SU)

Ribbon: Dusty Durango ribbon (SU)

It has been brought to my attention that sometimes it is hard to find where to leave a comment. Sometimes is shows up and sometimes it doesn't. I am not sure how to fix that so if anyone has any ideas please let me know. To leave a comment just move your cursor over the white bar under the post and it will appear.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Pink Stamper Challenge(Cute)

Todays challenge over at is to make a "Cute" card. Well I think that Peachy Keen faces just make everything cute. Don't you? Last week I stamped and coloured all four of the Halloween Sweet Folk stamps and then covered them with Glossy Accents. I used the candy corn on another card and I thought that these would be perfect for this challenge.

Paper: Basic Black, Lovely Lilac (SU), Halloween stack (K & Company)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Only Orange, Lovely Lilac and Green Galore markers (SU)
Stamps: PK-632 Halloween Sweet Folks (Peachy Keen)
Punches: Modern Label (SU)
Embossing Folder: Traffic Jam

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Pink Stamper Challenge

Robyn over at is having a challenge. The challenge is to make a winter themed project. I wanted to use my new PK-543 Snow Bitty Faces, so I cut a snow man at 3" from the Snow Friends 2009-2010 cartridge.
Paper: White (Georgian-Pacific), Green Galore, Pixie Pink (SU), assorted scraps
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) Pixie Pink marker, Only Orange marker (SU)
Stamps: Recollections
Punches: Word Window (SU)
Cuttlebug Folder: Snowflakes

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge Episode 104

This weeks challenge over at Emma's blog is to make a shaped card and use orange. Emma is using the Create A Critter cartridge, I don't have that one so I used Doodlecharms. I used my Design Studio and welded two baskets (shadow feature)together and welded a pumpkin to the bottom to join the baskets together at the bottom of the card. I then cut the regular basket cut and stamped with a wood grain stamp using Versamark.

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, (SU), Red (MS), Pumpin Pie DSP (SU)
Stamps: Everyday Face Assortment (PK), Wood grain (Hero Arts)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU) Versamark, Chocolate Chip Marker (SU), White gelly roll
Embellishments: Hemp (Walmart)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

PKS Sketch Challenge #37

The challenge over at is to follow this sketch and to use Kraft cardstock.
My card is 5 x 5 and I used the candy corn from the PK Halloween Sweet Folks stamp set. I stamped it on white cs, coloured it, cut it out and covered it with glossy accents.
Paper: Kraft, Basic Black, Only Orange, white (SU), Halloween stack ( K & Company)
Ink: Tuxedo black(Memento), White gel pen, Black pen (Marvy)
Punches: Spider web border punch (MS)
Stamps: Halloween Sweet Folks (PK), Recollection
Cricut Cartridge: Mini Mongrams
Embelishments: Ribbon (Celebrate It), Glossy Accents

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge -Challenge 98

Post number 2 for today and another challenge. Emma over at has her weekly Throwback Thursday Challenge. I love Emma's challenges and have participated in every Throwback challenge. This week the challenge is to make an "old school" card, no machines. I love my stamps and use them along with my cricut usually. The stamp set that I used today is one that I love but have not used until now. The sentiment is perfect, "The best things in life are made not bought".

Paper: cardstock (Recollections), All Dressed Up Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Assorted Stampin Write Markers and Tuxedo Black (Memento Ink)
Embellishments: Buttons (Joanne's)
Stamps: Totally Tess (SU)

My Pink Stamper Challenge

Robyn over at is celebrating 5 million hits. WOW! She has posted a challenge to make a card with a bird . Well with my card has a bird (a turkey) but is a cooked bird. That counts right? I'm thinking with my evil gnome and now my cooked bird people are going to think I have a warped sense of humour. Well maybe a little bit. I love how this card turned out. I love the colours together.
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, More Mustard, Creamy Caramel (SU) and DSP (not sure of the name but it is retired SU)
Cartridge: Doodlecharms
Ink: Rich Razzleberry (SU) White gelly roll pen
Ribbon: Rich Razzleberry (SU)
Stamps: Wedding Sweet (SU)
Punches: Modern Label, Scalloped Border Punch (SU)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My Pink Stamper "Anything Goes" Challenge

Robyn over at has a challenge going on today and "Anything Goes". Well I just got the PK Make a Monster face assortment and wanted to use it and I just got the Freshly Picked cartridge. Now this is certainly not a Halloween cartridge but I thought the garden gnome would look pretty evil with a monster face. I didn't have a Halloween sentment so I wrote my own. I used the October 31st cart for the tombstone and PDDU for the grave.

Paper: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip (SU), Spooktacular Stack (K & Company)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Black pen (Marvy), White gelly roll
Punches: Word Window, Modern Label (SU)
Glossy Accents

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge Episode #93

Emma over at is back today with her Throwback Thursday Challenge. I love doing Emma's challenges. Emma is so creative and inspirational. This week the challenge is any older cartridge of your choice. I have wanted to make a card with the running shoe cut from My Community. I cut it first at 4" and it was huge so I cut it at 2". My daughter has just started selling SU and got the Top Note die so I had to use it. I also used my Spellbinders for the first time for the oval and the Crop-O-Dile.

Paper: Pink Passion, Green Galore, Whisper White (SU), The Glitter Mat Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Pirouette Pink (SU)
Stamps: Whimsical Words (SU) Embellishments: Stickles Xmas Red, Green ribbon (Michaels), Eyelets
Tools: Heart punch (EK Sucess), Top Note Die (SU) Crop-O-Dile, Spellbinders oval Nestabilities, Sponge Dauber, Cricut and Cuttlebug

Monday, September 6, 2010


I just came across a challenge over at that I thought I would try. Fifteen minutes later this is what I had. As soon as I saw the challenge was clean and simple and using pearls I knew I was going to use this cut from Home Accents. I love this cut, I think I am going to cut it sometime in brown vinyl with the Welcome that it shows on the cart to put in a picture frame.

Paper: Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold, Chocolate Chip (SU)
Stamps: Well Scripted (SU)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU)
Embellishments: Soft Suede Ribbon (SU), Pearls (Queen & Co from AC Moore)