Wednesday, August 19, 2015

August Clique Kits Blog Hop

Thanks for hopping along with the gals from Clique Kits showcasing the Ambrosia kit. Here's the line up for this month:
Look at this kit? This was right up my alley!

August 2015 Line-Up
Clique Kits
Sandy G.*
Emma Pescott
Karrie <<<<<< 

Evi ortes

Can you believe summer is almost over? Although here in Texas summer stretches on for
S-E-V-E-R-A-L more months. The August Ambrosia kit was the perfect for our Maui vacation pictures. The Pink Paislee papers are screaming for fruity cocktails and summer pool parties. I'm still hoarding a few pieces. I just can't bring myself to use up a kit all at once; I like to save & enjoy on another scrappy day. (Did you say hoard?)

Speaking of fruity cocktails, my first layout is just that... My hubby and I took in a quick, blissful 3 days to Maui at the end of June.

While we're in Maui, how about 1 more layout from my trip? I was photographing this beautiful plant - no idea what it's called, Bottle Brush??, when I developed the photos I realized I was photo-bombed by a lizard right about at the end of the wood veneer arrow. Cute and unexpected!

August is a bittersweet month for our family. It's summer and who doesn't love summer? It also marks the 5th anniversary of the day I lost my brother, Kyle, to suicide  and 2 weeks later marks his birthday. This year my brother would've been 40 years old. My parents, sister, and some of our dear friends still mark his birthday with a cyber-pizza party. We all make, order or go out for pizza and then send updates to each other on our phones or Facebook. It's our way of remembering Kyle while we're so many miles apart. Here's a throwback photo of my brother with my Mom on a previous birthday.

 Thanks for stopping by! Be sure you check out September's Clique Kit, Capture.

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Evi ortes

Bon Appetit, Karrie

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Clique Kits Blog Hop - July 2015

Blog? What blog? Yes, it's been like 3 years since I've logged into you.... I was so excited to share the latest kit from Clique Kits that I just had to dust off my blog to share!

My hubby and I recently had the pleasure of taking a quick trip in to Maui - 3 days quick. It was a whirlwind - spontaneous trip and a long way to go for only 3 days.... but 3 days in Maui is better than 0 days in Maui, right?

For my 1st layout using the Carpe Diem kit was from a yummy little trip to Ululani's Shave Ice in Maui. This ain't your ordinary snow cone. It's was fluffy and wet and juicy and flavorful. I could go for another on the mainland. Mmmm.
Based off the sketch challenge on the Clique Kits Blog

For my 2nd layout, I chose to Go Topless. When in Maui, it's a necessity! I just love the flair in this kit.

Finally, I made a card for my husband's birthday which is 7/22. I'm not really the biggest card maker, but considering very simple cards are $4.99, I figure why not?
So, you should be at the last stop on the blog hop, but just in case you missed any delicious posts along the way. Here's a recap of the blogs -

JULY 2015 Line-Up
Clique Kits
Hannah Lemieux
Sandy G.*
Megan Blethen
Kim Allen

Taina Cortes

Be sure you check out next month's kit, Ambrosia. Oh my gosh - get ready for Maui scrapbooking overload. It's filled with juicy details and tons of pineapple. Did I mention, I had the best EVER pineapple while in Maui? Nothing back home compares. **drool

Thanks for stopping by.

Bon Appetit, Karrie

Saturday, November 24, 2012

High Times

Turkey Day has come and gone, wish always puts me in the family mood. (And I'm trying to avoid all the crazy hub-bub around the shopping centers!) Here are my in-laws when they came to visit a few summers ago. We headed to the top of the Sears Tower, erh Willis Tower.

Design based on Sketch #234 from Creative Scrappers.

And here's what I came up with... (I used a bunch of goodies from a My Scraps and More kit swap )

Thanks for looking, have a great weekend!
Bon Appetit, Karrie

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Holy Scrap - Snap!

I know what my next scrappin' purchase is going to be - the entire collection of Snap! products from Simple Stories.

As life gets more chaotic, I'm finding it necessary to find ways to scrapbook, but still be creative yet quick. Snap is the perfect combination of creativity, funky & quick!

Love, love, love! Click on this link & you'll see what I'm talking about!

Simple Stories - Snap

Bon Appetit, Karrie

Monday, April 9, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

So, as you can see I'm really active on here, but that needs to change

This layout is based on a sketch from My Creative Sketches and also a stamping challenge from The Scrap- Room, my latest addiction!

I'm a city-slicker, but I do have a guilty pleasure of loving the Demolition derby, not sure why. I guess it's the smashed up cars, the loud music and engines and perhaps the mud flying around through the stands. And of course, it's just fun hangin out with my hubby outside during the summertime!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Vintage Fashion Plates

Here are a couple more cards I made from my "Grungey Valentine" kit for Counterfeit Challenge. I'm quickly depleting my supplies (this is a good thing - but admittedly sometimes bittersweet! :) )

As a tribute to my Grandma & Grandpa A - who will be celebrating their 68th wedding anniversary tomorrow 2/14- a layout about "Numbers". I painted the background pp with white paint, then "took off some paint" with bubble wrap. I did a variation on the glass bauble tutorial from Counterfeit challeng w/ the Tim Holtz fragments (from stash). Everything from my Grungey valentine kit.

Thanks for looking - enjoy the day!

Bon Appetit, Karrie