Whipper Snapper Designs

Cock a doodle doooooooooo

I love this Chicken strummin' his guitar. Leave it to Anna Wight to come up with such a fantastic image. Who wouldn't swoon over this guy serenading them? I mean, seriously!

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I am working feverishly trying to get some birthday cards made. I need to stock up. Birthdays are coming & going way too fast for me. LOL 

I am also doing the big "purge." That's right, cleaning out the ole stamp room & getting rid of "stuff." Stamps, paper, punches, you name it. It's all going on Craigslist this weekend. Will provide a link to my listing if anyone is interested. 

Question for you all...I primarily use my Copics for coloring. I am thinking of getting rid of my regular markers & pigment pads with the exception of a few colors. What do you think? Think I will regret getting rid of them? I never use them anymore. I would rather invest in the Copic refills than replacing my old markers. Decisions, decisions. I am going to sleep on it tonight. Let me know what you think though. 

Okie dokie, I am outta here. See y'all later!

Siggie

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card deets: 

  • stamps: Chicken Strings from Whipper Snapper Designs, Saying & Music notes from Rosie's Roadshow
  • paper: White, Red, DP is Dilly Dally from My Mind's Eye
  • inks: Black Momento & Copics
  • misc: Twine, Button & Atyou Spica Glitter Pen

There is DEFINITELY love in the air!

Especially for these two...

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I absolutely HAD to participate in 

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challenge over on Facebook. This month it is Valentines with a furry twist. Yep, get out those animal stamps & get started with your very own love fest. You know you want to, stop trying to deny it.

 I am will participating more than once this month. You can count on it. I am going to dust off some oldie but goodie animal stamps & put them to work. I challenge you to do the same!

Speaking of animals...you know this little cutie...

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she went on her first walk today and was absolutely AMAZING!! She didn't pull on the leash & she kept up with me. That says a lot considering how fast I walk! Poor little thing is plum tuckered right now. LOL 

I... am... so...proud of her...sniff, sniff... LOL

And that is where I get off. Time to hit the sack. I have to do a little bed time reading on "how to get your dog to stop barking." Yes, that sweet little Gracie is a barker & a loud one at that!!! But...I love her anyway!

Thanks for stopping by!

Siggie

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card deets:

  • stamps: Good Dog from Whipper Snapper Designs & saying and heart stamp from Rosie's Roadshow
  • paper: My Mind's Eye, Red & Kraft
  • inks: Black Momento & Copics
  • misc: Ribbon, Twine, Button & Heart Nesties

More Halloween...

I let all the background paper do all the work on this one. I did have to do a little embellishing with a couple of Whipper Snapper Design sets...

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That Anna Wight, she sure knows how to design some cute stamps!!

Hope you enjoyed my card. I have a really funny card for tomorrow. A toilet may be involved...LOL

Thanks for stopping by!

Newkarriesig
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Card deets: 

  • Stamps: Spooky Expressions & Hocus Pocus by Whipper Snapper Designs
  • Paper: Mischevious by My Mind's Eye & Kraft
  • Inks: Black Momento
  • Misc: Ribbon & Glossy Effects

Sunny Wishes!

I am finally getting a chance to post my card for this months Challenge Chicks challenge. WHEW! 

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This months challenge is "Here Comes the Sun." Hopefully I did it justice with this card. I used one of my favorite Whipper Snapper Design stamps (an Anna Wight design) and threw some fun, sunny colors together. It's a simple card but hey, what's wrong with simple, right??? 

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If you haven't already joined the fun, there is still time. Just click on the image above, it'll take you right to their Facebook page. 

Card deets: 

  • Stamps: All from Whipper Snapper Designs
  • Paper: White & Coredinations
  • Inks: Black Momento & Copics
  • Misc: Circle Nesties

Alright, I am off like a prom dress. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Newkarriesig


And...she stamps...

I know it's past Easter but I wanted to take a minute & share the card I made...

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I didn't get a chance to send it out to anyone. Perhaps next year? You know how I roll. LOL 

Card deets: 

  • Stamps: Spring has Sprung from Whipper Snapper Designs
  • Paper: Card base from Memory Box & White for the bunny
  • Inks: Tuxedo Black & Copic Markers
  • Misc: Ribbon

I am slowly working on getting back into stamping. It is a slow process for me only becuase I have had so much going over the last 6 months. I am definitely feeling the need to be more creative though. 

So what have I been up to? Well...

I started a new position with my current employer. I don't want to go into too much detail but I will tell you this...it was a PROMOTION (yeah!) and I am working less OT with a LOT less stress! (Double YEAH!!)

With my new position came a new manager, one that I have previously worked with and absolutely adore! She is determined that not only will our dept be FUN but that we will give back to the community (I love this!). That being said, my entire team went out & participated in "Rebuilding Together." Our mission? To revamp a community garden & chicken coop near a Senior Housing project. My team was in charge of tearing down the old chicken coop, moving in the new one & then painting it red with white trim.

Now, please keep in mind, we were not the only people working on the chicken coop. It was very difficult for me/us to just "let things happen" & not instruct others on what to do, tell them where to move this or that or how to paint. Or say " Hey lazy, you feel like participating or do you want to just continue to sit there looking pretty?" LOL

Enough with the small talk, here are some photos of my/our day...

This is the new Chicken Coop (I wish I would have taken a pic of the run down shack/ghetto dive the two birds were living in prior to their pretty new home...

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I was amazed at the detail the contractor put into building this coop. I had to take plenty of pics so that my Sis could see every angle. What do you think Pancho? Pretty cool, huh?? :) 

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Cluck, cluck... I love my new home!! :) 


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When we started there were only two chickens. By the time we left, they had added 10 more chickens to the coop. The Seniors were THRILLED and couldn't stop saying how excited they were. FRESH EGGS!!


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Here is a photo of my silly team...


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 From right to left: Cathy Jo, Toni, Deaun, Sue & ME. 

Edited to add: You can see more photos of this FUN & REWARDING day HERE

I can't even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed my day. The fact that we were giving back to the community & doing it together, as a team, really touched me. I can't wait for our next project/community service. Had I known what a high it was to do something like this, I would have started doing this a LONG time ago!! If you are on the fence about community service, jump off & get busy. It truly is a WONDERFUL feeling!! 

So that's it for now. I'll be back soon with another card & some more updates on what's being going on around here. Thanks so much for stopping by! I missed you!

Newkarriesig


Okay, really, this is the LAST Halloween card...

I promise. LOL

These stamps are just too cute though. I am sure you can understand why I would want to keep playing with them, right?

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Isn't he the cutest? I mean, c'mon! And that saying? PERRRRRRRFECT!!!

Card deets:

  • Stamps: Frankenstein is from Micheal's & the saying is from Whipper Snapper Designs
  • Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Black, White & K & Company Halloween Paper
  • Inks: Tuxedo Black & Copic Markers
  • Misc: QK Dies & Mini Black Brads

Oh! Before I forget, make sure you stop by my post HERE and leave a comment for your chance to win 240 yards of black divine twine. Don't know what I am talking about? Well hello, where have you been? This is what I am talking about:

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It...could...be...YOURS!! YEAH!!

So check out the deets HERE and leave me a quick note. Hurry, don't delay, the clock is ticking!! 

Alrighty then, see y'all tomorrow!

Newkarriesig


Wish you were here

In more ways than one. Don't get me wrong, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with my hubby this past week during our stay-cation but that doesn't mean that I wouldn't have loved to visit with family & friends.

In fact, my brother turned 37 this past week. What the heck? Isn't he supposed to be my "baby" brother? Geez. I feel so old. LOL Anywho, I wish I would have been with him to celebrate. It would have been a good time.Confetti Who knows, maybe next year. 

Okay, okay, so where am I headed with this? Oh right, wishing you were here...

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Anna Wight and her chickens. Gosh darn her. They drive me crazy, as in, crazy happy! I can't help but look at them & smile. So FUN!

Card deets:
  • Stamps: Whipper Snapper Designs
  • Paper: White, Kraft & Blue Core'dinations
  • Inks: Black Versafine & Copic Markers
  • Misc: QK wave die (totally cheap & totally worth it!), Oval punch, Cotton cording, White gel pen

Hope you enjoyed my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Karriesig


Dropping You a Line

So I attacked my scraps the other day. Woot! Woot! I have had this image colored & waiting on my windowsill for the past 6 months, so I dusted it off and whipped up the following:

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You have to love the images that Anna Wight creates for Whipper Snapper Designs. So cute!

Card deets:
  • Stamps: Whipper Snapper Designs, saying from A-muse
  • Paper: Garden Green, Kraft, Riding Hood Red & White
  • Inks: Black Versafine & Copice Markers
  • Misc: Ribbon & hardware

That's it for now. I should have another post up tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by!

Karriesig


It's Sunday evening already...can you believe it?

My weekend flew by this weekend. I didn't even get a chance to stamp. What a complete bummer! I am hoping to finish up a card from last weekend tonight and then I have a couple of ideas for a St. Patrick's Day card. Keeping my fingers crossed that I will be able to get that done before I hit the sack.

Last weekend when I was enjoying my stamp time, I made this fun card...

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CARD DEETS:
  • Stamps: Whipper Snapper Designs, saying from A-muse
  • Paper: Pacific Blue, Real Red & White
  • Inks: Black Versafine & Copic Markers
  • Misc: Ribbon & Circle Nesties

I love the images that Anna designs for Whipper Snapper Designs. They make me smile. And her chicken stamps? Well, they remind my of my sister, I think that's why I love them so much. Pancho & her crazy chickens and her dream of living on a farm. heehee

Alright, I am off like a prom dress. I have a couple of things to do before hitting the sack.

Thanks for stopping by!

Karriesig


Happy Bird-day!

I have been having so much fun stamping this past week. It is so refreshing to create something rather than just sit at my desk and make NOTHING.

Yesterday I pulled out one of my FAVORITE Whipper Snapper Designs stamps. I absolutely adore Anna's illustrations & stamps, don't you?

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CARD DEETS:
  • Stamps: Birthday Flight from Whipper Snapper Designs & saying from A-muse
  • Paper: Basic Grey Lollipop Shoppe, White & Real Read
  • Inks: Black Versafine & Copic Markers
  • Misc: Sakura Glitter Pen, Silver Eyelet & Red Grosgrain

I have always loved this paper from Basic Grey. It is so bright & cheery. It makes every card smile.

So yesterday, I went to see Avatar with my honey. Goodness, that was a LOOOOOOOOONG movie. I have to tell you though, I enjoyed it. Do I think it deserves an Oscar? Ummmm...no. Don't get me wrong, it was a fantastic movie but there were so many other movies that really "moved" me this year. Just sayin... 

Anywho, I am off to get some more stamping in...I have one day left of vacation and I am going to enjoy it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Karriesig