Thursday, January 24, 2013

Welcome to the KinderStampO It's Jessica's Secret Birthday Blog Hop... & KinderStampO Design Team Sketch Thursday

Friends are sometimes the best family!
I'm up for the sketch for this week on the KinderStampO Design Team. For my layout I used the new papers and chipboard pieces just in from Pebbles along with the flowers and doilies from  You know me--I tend to "stretch the sketch" a bit even when I try hard to stick to it.  Love this new collection! Be sure to hop on over to to check out more great inspirations and gorgeous works of art by some of the ladies on the team.

As a bonus we are having a SURPRISE Birthday Blog Hop for Jess' ?? birthday today.  Just stop by all the blogs, leave a comment and check out all the gorgeous cards that the Design Team Members have made for Jess. From here you will start with the name directly under me, Cathy Derouche.  Here is the list of the blogs:

Susannah McManus Kelly
Elisa Kammerdiener
... Raffaela Perego
Cat Beaty
Cathy Derouche        Start Here
Mandie Wade
Aissa Rodriguez Segarra
Haidee Shableau
CJ Shumaker
Nicole Laha
Amanda Tibbitts
DD Crafts
Linda Myquillingnest
Lilli Solstråle Nikolaisen
Jennifer Peekhaus
Shana Tedrick

There will be a $25 gift card for one lucky winner to the KinderStampO store if you visit all the blogs, including Jess' and leave a comment.  Your next stop will be  Cathy Derouche

Happy Blogging and Happy Birthday Jess!!

Here is my birthday card for Jess.  It was supposed to follow that sketch above.  Hmmmm, I think I "stretched the sketch" again! A mix of Impression Obsession stamps, Copics, American Craft flowers, ribbon, bling and here ya go--


  1. very nice work Cat!! Love all the blues...

  2. Fantastic work on both projects. Thanks for sharing

  3. me again...glad you are part of this blog hop..just went through all of it and everyone is sooo talented!! let's just say i added tons of newbies to my blog page feeder :)) Lol....DD's page didn't have a card though...maybe she will get it up later..i will try to check back!!

  4. This layout is so beautiful. Love the card---so cute!

  5. Beautiful layout and the card is so pretty.

  6. Love both the layout and your card... So cute.. Thanks for sharing. hugs

  7. Both projects are super adorable! TFS

  8. these both are awesome love it very nice layout and your card is just too sweet

  9. That layout is so cool! I love your adorable card too!

  10. Mighty fine job of card making! Nice layout too! Sketches are for inspiration and looks like you were inspired!I do like those new Pebbles papers! I like how you used the scalloped die cut for your circle. The doily and flowers are a nice touch. I really like this stamp from Impression Obsession (in fact I bought one!)I like how you put a bow and bling on the gift!

  11. What a great layout and a sweet card! Well done.

  12. Love your projects,Super cute,

  13. Well done, great idea for both projects! Happy Bog Hop

  14. Your card is so cute. I love all you heart projects

  15. Love both your projects. Colorful fun!!!
    Hugs..Linda k.