Monday, July 26, 2010

Back to School Blog Hop

I am super excited to announce that August 7, 2010 will be a Back to School Blog Hop with an awesome group of ladies taking part. There will be amazing projects and blog candy to be given away. So clear your schedule because you won't want to miss this. Looking forward to you stopping by. I'll have the coffee on.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge

This is the first time I have done a sketch challenge. I love Peachy Keen Stamps, the faces are so adorable. You can put one of their faces on anything and make it cute. I decided to do a scrapbook layout and use my new B is for Boy cartridge. I also used the New Arrival cartridge.
Paper: Bashful Blue textured cs, Night of Navy cs, Muirfield DSP (SU)
Stamp: Peachy Keen Everyday Face Assortment
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU)
Cuts: Baby Boy cut at 1 1/2" and shadow (B is for Boy cart) and Baby bottle cut at 2 3/4", shadow and layers (New Arrival cart)
Ribbon: Target dollar spot

Friday, July 23, 2010


Last year on our holidays in August, my DH drove me to Stamping Bella (Isn't he wonderful). We live about an hour and a half away and he sat in the car while I wandered around drooling over the amazing stamps. I had just started stamping a couple of months before, in May, and had become hooked. I then started blog hopping and came across Stamping Bella and fell in love with these adorable stamps. That is also when I came across the cricut and My Pink Stamper. I was so excited and wanted a cricut and thought maybe DH would get me one for Christmas. Well we got married in June in Niagara Falls and the day after we got married we crossed the border and my DH took me to AC Moore and bought me a cricut expression. What a wedding gift.
Anyway back to the Stamping Bella's. I have been trying to figure out what to do with the bubbles on this stamp. I have been looking for Liquid Applique everywhere but couldn't find it so I thought I would try the Glossy Accents and they turned out great. It is hard to see it in the photo but the bubbles are shiny and oh so cute.

Paper: Pacific Point cs (SU), light blue (Textura), white (Georgia-Pacific), patterned paper ( Nana's Kids DCWV)
Stamps: Bubblebella (Stamping Bella), Cute Converse (SU)
Ink: Pacific Point (SU), Blush Blossom, Apricot Appeal, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, and Close to Cocoa Stampin Write Markers (SU)
Punch: Bubbles (EK Success)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge # 8

This weeks challenge over at Emma's blog is to make something birthday themed using the Celebrations cartridge or an older cartridge. I don't have the Celebrations cartridge so I used SYI. The birthday cake is cut at 3 1/2" and is on page 61.
Paper: Lavender Lace cs(retired), Chocolate Chip cs (SU), White cs, patterned baby boy stack (DCWV) and scraps
Stamps: It's Your Birthday (SU)
Ink: Versamark
Punches: Scalloped border punch (SU)
Embellishments: Eggplant Embossing Powder, Lavender Stickles, Copper Stickles

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Momo's Challenge

The challenge this week over at is to make something girly. What could be more girly than a little girl playing dress up as a bride. Isn't she adorable? If you haven't been to Momo's blog you should check it out. She does great videos and makes amazing projects.
Paper: Chocolate Chip cs (SU), White and beige (Textura), patterned (DCWV)
Bling (AC Moore)
Stamp: Peachy Keen Everyday Face Assortment
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU)

Another Name Frame

This is the name frame that I made for my Mom & Step-Dad for their Anniversary. I used Plantin Schoolbook for the letters and Home Decor for the flourish.

Paper: Chocolate Chip cs, Sage Shadow cs (SU), patterened paper (DCWV)
Frame (Wal-Mart)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge #7

This weeks challenge over at Emma's blog is to use the Wild Card cartridge and the theme is your favorite holiday. My fav holiday is Christmas. I enjoy shopping for special gifts for everyone and I love to see them open there gifts. Our kids have there own homes but are still here first thing Christmas morning excited to open presents.

I used the Doily cut from page 52 cut at 5 1/4".

Paper: Brilliant Blue cs (SU), Snowflake patterened paper (Michaels)
Stamps: Snow Swirled (SU)
Ink: Versamark, White gel pen
Embellishments: Silver Embossing powder (MS), Rhinstone stickers (Recollections)

Anniversary Gift

I made 2 of these cards one for my daughter & SIL and one for my Mom & Step-Dad for their anniversaries. Two years for Amanda & Justin and 20 years for my Mom & Step-Dad.

Paper: Sage Shadow cs, Basic Black cs & Whisper White cs (SU) and patterened paper (DCWV)
Cartridge: Sweethearts

This is a name frame that I made for my daughter and SIL for their anniversary last weekend. Amanda loved it. I also made a name frame for my Mom & Step-Dad but I forgot to take a picture before I wrapped it, so I will take one after they open it.
Paper: Chocolate Chip cs, Barely Banana cs and Close to Cocoa DSP (SU)
Cartridges: Plantin Schoolbook and Home Accents

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Blog Awards

I am so excited I received two blog awards from Holly over at She is a fellow Canadian and she does some awesome work so please go check out her blog.
Now I have to pass these awards on to 10 people that inspire me. There are so many amazing blogs that I follow but I will try to narrow it down to just 10.
These following blogs are ladies who do outstanding work and definitly inspire me and I am sure they will inspire you too so go check them out.

1. (of course my daughter Amanda)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

New Cartridge

I had to make something with one of my new cricut lite cartridges, so here it is. I used the Handy Man cartridge and I decided to use the paint can and paint brush cuts. The can and its layers were cut at 3" and the paint brush and its layers were cut at 2 1/4".
Paper: Textura and SU
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU)
Stamp: It's Your Birthday (SU)
Embellishments: Buttons (Joannes)

Throwback Thursday Challenge

This week at Emma's challenge is to make something using Zoobaloo or an older cartridge and using an animal. I do not have Zoobaloo so I used my favourite New Arrival again. I used the elephant on page 112 cut at 3 1/2".
Paper: Real Red cs (SU), Nana's Kids (DCWV), Blue textured (Textura)
Ink: Pacific Point (SU), White Signo Uniball pen
Punch: Embossed Zig Zag (MS)
Stamp: Cute Converse (SU)
Ribbon: Target Dollar Spot
Embellishments: Wiggly Eyes (Michaels)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

US Shopping Haul

We just got back from our vacation in Erie, Pa. We go there once or twice a year to do some shopping. We love the fact that we can get things there that we can't get in Canada and the prices are amazing. My husband and I and my daughter and SIL went and we had a great time. We definitly got some great deals and will put all of our craft supplies to good use. I was so happy to get 2 cricut lite cartridges as we do not have them available here. I got Handy Man and B is for Boy. I bought so much paper that it had it's own suitcase (6 DCWV stacks and 7 different brand packages). I finally got myself an embellishment center from Michaels, I bought my daughter and my step-daughter one last Christmas. I got my first set of Nestabilities( large ovals). Check out all the photos below. My daughter will be posting photos of her haul as well on her blog

Monday, July 5, 2010

Canada Day Blog Hop Winner

Blog Candy Winner

I would like to thank everyone who stopped by and thank you for all the great comments. Also to my fellow participants you all did amazing work.

...and the winner is fellow Canadian


send me an email at kerrysmith at rogers dot com with your name and address and I will get your prize sent out to you.


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Canada Day Blog Hop

Scroll down for the Canada Day blog hop and don't forget to leave a comment to try and win Blog Candy

Momma K

Throwback Thursday Challenge

Emma's challenge this week at is to use the New Arrival cartridge. I LOVE this cartridge and couldn't wait to make something for this challenge. I used the little girl outfit from pg. 98 cut at 3" cut on the regular cut as well as the shadow feature.

Paper: Lovely Lilac cs, Orchid Opulence cs (SU), Polka (CM), The Glitter Stack (DCWV)
Stamp: Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant (SU)
Embellishment: Lavender Stickles, Pop Dots

Sorry I'm Late

So sorry this post was late. I had it scheduled and it didn't post and I had an emergency dental appointment this morning.

Canadian Blog Hop

I want to start off by wishing my fellow Canadians a Happy Canada Day. I am proud to be part of this blog hop with six other extremely talented bloggers. Our hostess is Heather over at Princess Paper Projects, I would like to thank her for putting this together. This is the order of the blog hop but you can hop in anywhere along the way.

1. Heather

2. Nicole

3. Tracey

4. Holly

5. Kate

6. Kerry

7. Amanda

We would love to hear your comments and enjoy having you follow our blogs.


My first project is a banner. I designed it using my Design Studio. I used the Wild Card and Lyrical Letters cartridges. I cut the Maple Leaf at 6" and welded the letters to spell Canada at 2 1/2". The first photo shows how I laid out the first four letters on the mat. I turned some upside down and moved them in close to each other so I could fit as many as possible on the mat. I also used the hide contour feature to remove the veins of the leaves. Once they were cut out I laid each leaf on a 6" X 6" piece of white cs. For the holes for the ribbon I stacked each of the six pieces of white cs , marked on the top one where I wanted to punch the holes and using my Big Bite Crop-a-dile to cut through all six pieces. It was the first time I had used it and it went through all six like butter.

Paper: Ruby Red cs (SU), White cs (Textura)
Ribbon: Striped (Michael's)

My second project is a Hanging Treat Holder. The tutorial is from Split Coast Stampers/
Inside the treat holder I put two packages of sunblock and a package of Crystal Lite and hung it from a bottle of water. Once again I used the Wild Card cartridge to cut a Maple Leaf at 3" and doodled all the way around it. I printed the sentiment out from my computer.

Paper: Ruby Red cs (SU), Red gingham (Creative Memories, probably retired it is so old)

My final project for today is a card, this is the Canadian flag. Very simple to do two red strips of cs 1 1/2" X 4 1/4" and a red Maple leaf cut from the Wild Card cartridge at 1 1/4" and coloured with Xmas Red stickles.

All you have to do to win is leave a comment with a way to get in touch with you if you win. I would love if you would become a follower but it is not a requirement. As it is a holiday weekend in Canada and the US I will leave it open until July 4 at 12:00AM.
Now for the prize. It is a selection of cricut cuts. There are over 25 cuts as well as some sizzix die cuts. Some are blinged up and ready to go and some are ready for you to add your special touch to them.

Now hop on over and visit Amanda