Pretty Little Studio Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone! I created this layout for the Pretty Little Studio Sketch Challenge. One person will be randomly be chosen to win a $5 coupon to The Pretty Little Studio Store. The challenge ends on July 8th. Good luck!

Pretty LittleStudio Sketch

Here’s my take on the sketch. I used papers and embellishments from the new Nature Walk collection.

Tree Hugger

This is a close up of the cute bear and the button that I created out of Pretty Little Studio papers and the Epiphany Crafts Button Tool.

Tree Hugger Kate Vickers Close Up

If you have any Pretty Little Studio projects, or projects with a nature theme, link them up Paper Issues! Leave a comment, for a chance to win some cool products from Pretty Little Studio.

Have you seen the new Paper Issues store? It’s a brand new Web site and they are offering 20% off as the grand opening special! Use code HELLO at checkout to receive the discount.

Thanks for visiting!


Simon Says Enter a Challenge While You’re Waiting for Santa!

Feel like a challenge? Me too.

I created these two cards for these three reasons (in no particular order); enter the Christmas Challenge at Simon Says Stamp, send my kids’ teachers some cards and use up some of my stash.

Merry Christmas Dear

I used a brand new set from Simon Says Stamp. They are exclusive stamps. They were on sale for 50% off last week and I couldn’t resist. Aren’t they crazy cute?

Gnome For The Holidays

I’m just starting to enter the world of Copics, and I must say… I really love them! It’s like having colouring books and crayola markers all over again!

If you’re doing a December Daily, or you’re a Project Life person, don’t forget to link up your project at Paper Issues. You have 5 more days to link up and enter to win some really cool stamps! If you need some scrap supplies to feed your crafty habit, you can get anything in the Paper Issues store for 20% off using code SCRAPSATION.

Merry Christmas everyone! Thanks for visiting.

May Arts & Helmar Blog Hop!

Hi everyone! Welcome to the May Arts and Helmar Blog Hop! I would love to share my latest card with you. I created this card with the November Kit from Artful Delight. I also used this month’s card sketch at Artful Delight. Here’s a copy of the sketch. Play along with us on the Artful Delight Blog!

Here’s my take on the sketch. I used two different kinds of May Arts ribbon, my favourites, the Twill Stripe and the Burlap String.  I adhered them to my card using Helmar 450 Quick Dry, another of my favourite products. If you want to glue a fabric to paper, this is the glue to do it!

Smile Card

Here’s a close up.

Smile Card Close Up


Blog Hop Schedule

Day 1 – November 19th

Day 2 – November 20th

Thanks for visiting! Your next stop is Christina Colón at Happy hopping!

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge

Hi everyone! It’s World Card Making Day and I’m getting into the activities! Last night, I created this little card with a little bit of Crate Paper and some digital stamps by Paper Smooches. Have you seen their stamps? I’m sure you have. They’re super cute!

I have submitted by card to their Sparks Challenge. The challenge is to create a card inspired by this image:

I have also submitted the card to the ‘Wild’ Challenge over at Frosted Designs.

Here’s my card! Wish me luck!

Youre a Hoot Card


  • Digital stamp by Paper Smooches
  • Kraft cardstock by Stampin’ Up
  • Pattern paper and chipboard by Crate Paper
  • White cardstock by Recollections
  • Pastel pencils by Faber Castell
  • Adhesives by Helmar
  • Thread by Coats & Clark
  • Twine by May Arts

A Challenge and Some News

The Paper Variety is currently challenging YOU to create anything but a card or a layout. Link up and you could win Crate Paper’s Pretty Party line!

Sadly, this is my last challenge as a Paper Variety Design Team Member. I have really enjoyed my time there, and I encourage you to apply to their design team call. They are a fun bunch to work with and the challenges are exciting and enticing. You have until June 8th to apply.

Here is what I created, I shared it earlier last week on my Blog, check out the full post here.

Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Altered Frame

On a happier note, I’m pleased to announce that I have been asked to be a member of the Design Team for Scrapbooking From The Inside Out – a fun and unique kit club devoted to helping individuals to scrapbook about their inner thoughts and feelings. I’m very excited to start my term there and to be working with the other talented women on the team! The announcement went out on their Blog yesterday:

Scrapbooking From The Inside Out

Scrapbooking From The Inside Out Design Team

Melissa Elsner - DT Coordinator
Jen Matott
Nicole Martel
Diana Brodeur
Mary Jo Rhoda
Kate Vickers — ME!

Thanks for looking and for reading this really long post! LOL!

The Paper Variety Sketch Challenge

Yes, it’s that time again… for another challenge over at The Paper Variety. This one is a sketch, created by guest, Diana Fisher. Here is the sketch. I found this one came together quite easily.

Here’s the prize!

Bo Bunny “Sun Kissed”

Here’s my take on Diana’s fabulous sketch.

Let her eat cake

I used American Crafts’ Amy Tangerine Sketchbook line. The papers and embellishments, along with the hot pink Prima flower, all came from Scrapbook Queens in Mississauga, Ontario.

Thanks for looking!