Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pina Coladas, Daiquiris and Gifts...OH MY!

I am feeling pretty good about myself today.  I love making things for other people, it is so much fun!  Last weekend, I was busy making some bridal shower invitiations for my soon to be Sister-in-Law!  I am throwing her a bridal shower in July and it is going to be all tropical themed, I am excited.  Not only am I looking forward to some Daiquiris.......yum..... but there will be food, gifts and plenty of fun (and hopefully lots of sun) to go around! :)

What do you think?  Pretty cheery and bright right?!  I always really enjoy using bright colors, it is like instant mood lifter.  That is one of the reasons I'll be sad to see Tempting Turquiose go, but Marina Mist is nice and bright too, so no need to be sad. :)  This Tropical Party stamp set and Island Oasis DSP from the Summer Mini is perfect for party invites.  I even got the Island Oasis Party Favor Boxes to match.  I have no idea what to put inside them though- any wonderful ideas???  Anyway, really looking forward to the festivities leading up to the wedding and the wedding itself.  Congrats to my Brother and his soon to be wife and their kids. :)


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mojo 139 & Adios Senior Shikiar Re-did

Howdy All!  Just wanted to share with you my Mojo Monday creation I did yesterday.  I have been wanting to use this stamp for a long time, got it from Santa in my Christmas Stocking.  I FINALLY am getting to use it and doing so with my new fave color combo...blues and greens.  Here I have used some of my favorites, Old Olive, Tempting Turquiose, Mellow Moss and Pacific Point.  Now two of these colors (TT & MM) are going away, it will be sad to see them go, but PP is coming back and I LOVE that.  Here's what I've got with the Mojo139 layout.
As for this other card, you've already seen it in this post.  But I decided it needed a little more flair, perhaps a bit more bling feeling to make you think retirement is (as it should be) in a tropical location.  So this one is my Adios Senior Shikiar Re-did!  Note the blues and green again. ;)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Just cooling off a bit

I don't know about where you are reading this from, but Seattle was LOVELY this weekend.  It could have been a little sunnier, a bit overcast, but the temp. was just right- 70ish all weekend.  It was great weather to be outside and we spent part of Saturday afternoon at the UW street fair.  We didn't get anything other than ice cream for the bambino, but we still enjoyed looking at everything and people watching. 

It sounds like the next few days will be cooler and rainy.  I've got to say, it's OK as long as the sun comes back for the weekend.  So, since we are just cooling off a bit, I thought I show you this card I made a while back.  Was going to be one of my Artisan Award entries.  I am ok with it not going though, cause I just think this little guy is so cute and I don't really want to part with him. :)

Hope you enjoy this little guy as much as I do.  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Faux Metal Tag

You probably saw the post that I have a class coming up this weekend.  We will be working on making faux things- faux metal tags, faux watercolors, faux rik rak, etc...  you can visit the post here for more information.  So I thought it only prudent to have a sample for what I was talking about.  This is a card I made today using the faux metal technique.  It is fun and fairly easy.  The layout for the card came from today's Mojo Monday sketch 138... well more or less anyway. 


Here is the fun little card I came up with.  It feels so whimsical and fun to me.  What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Quick post

Had a few minutes to play around with My Digital Studio tonight.  Here is what I made. :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

May Advanced Technique Class.

Every other month I have a class on the 15th to teach 2-3 advanced techniques. These techniques can be learned by new or seasoned stampers/scrapbookers to make new or improve existing projects.

This month we are focusing on Creating Faux Looks:

1) Faux Metal tags or embelishments

2) Faux Watercolor

3) Faux Rik Rak

WHEN: May 15, 2010- 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

WHERE: Edmonds, WA (address provided upon RSVP)

COST: is $15/class or FREE with a $35 dollar merchandise order. Your friends are welcome to join too.

RSVP one week prior to the class required, May 8th 2010.

Please email me to RSVP or if you have any questions- katieannbrooks@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I love you Mama!

I only live about 5 hours from my mom, but I sure do wish we lived closer and I could see her more.  Luckily, she comes to visit us fairly often, every 2 or so months, making it easier on us (road trips with a toddler are not my idea of a good time).  This last weekend she was in town and we jam packed the weekend with activity!

Always in order is a trip to a nursery (or three!!!) since she has a beautiful yard and home and loves to garden.  We visited Swanson's, Sky and one other, but Sky is the new fave and is closest to our place. We  also played outside, made cupcakes, watched a movie, went out to eat, took Soph to tumbling class, made dinner, and I am sure I am forgetting something.....  Oh and of course, she took us all to a Mariner's game to celebrate my husband's upcoming birthday next week.  Wow!  A fun filled amazing time! 

What I love to do most with my mom though, is sit and chat over a cup of coffee.  My mom is so thoughtful and wise in so many ways.  She is always so very supportive of me and I can't imagine being with out her.  So this is my thank you to my mom, the Mother's Day card I plan to send her for always nourishing me and my dreams. I love you Mama! (not to worry, she won't see this here before she gets it in the mail, she isn't super computer saavy- smile.)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month with FREE designer brads!

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During National Scrapbooking Month, get a FREE package of Designer brads with the purchase of My Digital Studio (item 118108) or any of the following stamp sets:

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129           Circle Circus                 115778               28.95                             --- ---

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13*           Momentos                    119910                27.95                           120105                 19.95

13*           Éléments de style          119900                27.95                            120099                 19.95

14*           Rough Type                  118659                26.95                            120072                18.95

22*          Sentimental Journey        118513                23.95                            120075                17.95

25*           First Day                       118521                23.95                            120051                17.95

25*          Camino a la Escuela        120152               23.95                             120154                17.95

*From the Summer Mini Catalog

**A Last Chance stamp set!

Choose from the following Designer brads with qualifying purchase:

Page                      Description                        Item

179                 Flower Designer brads             112579

179                 Filigree Designer brads             112577

179                 Circle Designer brads               112571

179                 Star Designer brads                  112572

View the Sumer Mini Catalog for more information and some great scrapbooking ideas. Then contact me to place your order or schedule your scrapbooking workshop!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Winner of the Blog Candy!

Thansk Ladies for your comments and encouragement.  I hope the next year is wonderful for us all.

The winner is from Sue from her third entry!

sucor said...

Signed up for your newsletter too.

Sue please email me your address and I will send you your blog candy.  CHEERS!