Friday, September 30, 2011

Somebody Loves Ice Cream!

Oh, I was a naughty night when Anna was over, we had ice cream for dinner. I knew it was wrong, but that's what I was hungry for! Anna didn't mind either! This paper and the Doodle Bug embellishments were purchased at Pages In Time, a local scrapbook store that recently went out of business.

Hope you like the layout! Have a great weekend! Stampin' and Scrapin' Hugs to all!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Baby Shower Invite

This is a baby shower invite that I was going to use for a ....Baby Shower..... but we chose a different style. Just wanted to share this one with you. I've been working on the other invites and will share those with all when completed!


Don't forget that Stampin' Up's Holiday Mini is available with lots of cute Christmas, Halloween and Thanksgiving Stamp Sets... and don't forget the designer paper!!! I'm not very good at this Blogging and connecting links, just click on the Order Online link to the right and it will take you there! I need a training session regarding posting stuff on the blog!!! Thanks for your patience!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

First Foods

I love my grandkids and I'm blessed to be there for those "Firsts"! When Mason had his first cereal, I was honored to be there and captured it on film. Then......just had to scrapbook it! All the paper was purchased at JoAnn's Fabric and Crafts.


PPA112 -My cousin's daughter was recently engaged and I wanted to congratulate her with a cute card. The Lace Border Punch is so easy to use and I wanted it to look like a " lace garter" ....not sure if that worked but I still love the punch! It's so versatile! I used Whisper White and Basic Black Paper and the Bright Yellow is no longer available but you could use any yellow or even a gold glittery paper would work. The rings from Jolee's Boutique were on clearance and I bought plenty to use for scrapbooking too! Hope you like it and thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Camp Out with Grandpa!

Boys are so much fun and thank goodness my hubby loves the outdoors because when our three older grandkids spend the night, they like to have fun outdoors too! They had somemores around the campfire along with Jiffy Pop Popcorn. Jeff turns the patio porch into the sleeping area so they are still under the stars, but protected from the occasional night critters that wonder into the yard! Before bed, it's time to watch scary movies and tell ghost stories! All in all they had a blast! Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Monday, September 19, 2011


PPA111 - What are the odds that the 111th challenge is close to the Sept 11th Anniversary? God Bless all the families affected and know that many of us who have never met, still keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

I wanted to do a patriotic card for this challenge and used the Land of the Free stamp set!
This cute paper & ribbon is from a 4th of July set found at the Target Dollar Spot! The stars were punched, glued and then embossed with the Square Lattice Folder. Rhinestones were added for extra sparkle. Thanks Margaret Moody for the fabulous sketch!

Thanks for looking!

Stampin' Up Products used:
Real Red Marker #100052, Not Quite Navy Marker#100069, Real Red Paper#102482, Whisper White Paper#100730
Square Lattice Folder#119976
Big Shot#113439
Adhesives#104332 & refills#104331

Friday, September 16, 2011

Miss August for Miss Abby!

Just had to share the great news that the photo above of my precious Puggy, Miss Abby, will be featured in the Kentuckiana Pug Rescue Calendar for 2012! Abby was rescued by a woman and when KPR Angel and volunteer Heather Harrold heard about her, she took her in and started caring for her. She was over-bred by breeders - after her last litter, Abby's uterus was prolapsed, she had ear mites, fleas, worms, she was missing some fir and the breeders dumped her. Heather then cared for her and featured her on the Pug Rescue Site- that's where I saw her and fell in love! Long story short...if that's possible for me.... my daughter bought a Pug while she was still living at home and I loved the breed, she moved out, took her Pug, Tank, with her and I would view the Pug Rescue Site now and again because I knew my house wasn't a home without a Puggy! Low and Behold, there she was, so cute and small and sweet! Heather and her fiance at the time drove Miss Abigale to my house to meet me and it was love at first sight! We've had her since February of 2010 and I can't imagine my life without her. She's the Queen of the Kindig house! AND now she'll be featured in the Pug Rescue Calendar!

Contact me to order the calender ! You can view the sight at:

If you ever have the chance, adopt any breed of dog from a shelter or a rescue site. I thought I wanted to make a difference and help a Pug in need and I found out that Miss Abby really made a difference in my life! Pug Hugs to all!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fabulous Florets!

I found this beautiful card on Mary's Fish's Stampin' Pretty Blog and she featured guest stamper Sandy Mathis and I had to make one for myself! The new In Colors are divine- Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo! Ladies- the Designer Paper matches the Stamp Set Fabulous Florets! It's so fun and easy to create cards when all the items go together! The words I used are from a Hostess set that is no longer available but Stampin' Up has some great new sets Like Delightful Dozen and Friendly Phrases and you could use any sentiment you like! Thanks for looking!

Stampin' Up Items used:

Paper: Island Indigo #122923, Whisper White#100730, Beyond the Garden Designer Paper#122342

Ink: Island Indigo#122937, Lucky Limeade#122935, There is a splash of Daffodil Delight in the flower center & I used the Stampin' Marker #119677

Fabulous Florets Stamp Set #123027

Accessories: Basic Pearls#119247

Order now online or contact me to order!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Don't forget the Envelope!

I love making cards and also love to decorate the envelopes too! I'll be attending a shower this Sunday and the bride's colors are Red, Navy and Ivory. I used a Stampin' Up Set that has long been retired but I'm so glad that I kept it because we have 2-3 weddings each year! I use it each time and just change up the cardstock colors and glitter on the flowers! Ohhhhh and then there's the envelope! I used Real Red and Not Quite Navy cardstock, applied the glittered letters and flowers and it's done! I just love it and hope the bride does too! Thanks for looking.

Stampin' Up products used:

Real Red #102482, Not Quite Navy#101722, Very Vanilla#101650
Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch#119867, Rhinestones#119246, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder #117335, Big Shot#113439

Contact me to order or click on the Order Online now!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Ceramic Leaf

We feature all kinds of crafts and this is a beautiful ceramic leaf created by my brother in law, Dave Kindig. Dave has been a teacher in the Mishawaka School system for 30 years - still teaching and molding young minds and now clay! He recently decided to take a ceramics class and makes all kinds of masterpieces..... I just had to have one for myself! I have it displayed in my dining room for the Fall season. Thanks Dave! Keep up the great work!

Friday, September 9, 2011

PPA110-Ghouls Just want to Have Fun!

PPA110 - Hope you like this cute little ghost! She's made with the Big Shot and the Top Note Die and then I embossed her with the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder and layered her on the adorable ghost paper from Frightful Night. I sponged some Perfect Plum around the edges. For her frightful mouth I used the Large Oval Punch and then added some paper flowers & a brad so she can be fashionable when she comes to your home! This is a fun card to make with the grandkids too. It's fun to play at the PPA! Thanks for looking.

Stampin' Up Items Used:
Paper: Whisper White #100730, Basic Black #121045, Frightful Night Designer Paper#122351
Ink: Perfect Plum
Accessories: Big Shot #113439, Top Note Die #113463, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder#117335, Large Oval Punch #119855, Sponges #101610

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Mason is a Cool Dude at the Pool!

I couldn't resist this photo of Mason in his sun glasses and bathing suit! Such a cool little dude!
He loves the water too! Good thing since his mommy loves the water and teaches swim lessons! Good thing they have a pool and I know by next summer, Mason will be swimming like a fish!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Princess of the Pool!

I'm trying to get caught up with the scrapbooking so I can create some Halloween Cards.....did I just say Halloween??? Yes I did. The weather here in Northern Indiana has been cool for early September and I've started to get out the Fall Decorations!!! Ok, back to the scrapbooking.... This is Miss Anna and she loved being outdoors and in the water! I've got more pics on the way so I really need to step it up and my goal is to get in that craft room each night and do something! Hope to post some cards here soon. Thanks for looking and love to all!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Black and White and Red!

I just can't get enough of the new scoring tool from Stampin' Up! And pair it with the Lace Ribbon Border Punch....ohhh, it's so easy to create cards and both tools are fun to use! I added some red ribbon and laced it through for an elegant look. You can stamp any sentiment on the card that you wish. Thanks for looking!

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Paper- Basic Black #121045, Whisper White #100730,
Ink- Real Red#103133
Tools: Lace Ribbon Punch#122362, Scallop Oval#119856, Large Oval #119855 , the small oval is no longer available through stampin' up.

Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set #115370
The Black and White paper designed paper was purchased at Oriental Trading.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Holiday Mini Products Available Now!

Click on the Order Online to the right!

A great new product is the Simply Scored Scoring Tool on
page 7!

Or contact me to order!

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Labor Day
weekend! I'm going to try and get some cards made
and some scrapbooking done!

Love and happy stamping to all!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Easy Scrapbook Page

Scrapbooking can be so easy! I just layered the scalloped edge paper on a light blue 12 x 12 sheet and applied the photos and added the embellishments and voila! It doesn't hurt to have the cutest granddaughter on the planet either! She makes scrapbooking fun! Miss Anna also has her box of embellishments in the craft room and she can create her own pages whenever she wants!

Thanks for looking!

Stampin' Up Items used:

12 x 12 Bashful Blue Paper#119973