I Love Hardware Stores! Great Find

August 8th, 2014 klwade Posted in Shopping Finds | No Comments »

I love going to hardware stores, small ones with personality.  Two of my favorties are Orchard Supply Hardware (aka OSH) and the Do It Center.   I dont really care about nails and tools, I love finding cute stuff that these small hardware stores sell. I dont know how many times I have found cute tins with gardening designs, wire crates to hold plants, pastel colored watering cans and other fun things.

I went to the Do-It Center in La Crescenta, CA and found adorable enamelware vintage inspired kitchen wares.


I love enamel ware….beautiful pieces with slick enamel coating!!!  I Love vintage stuff.  So when I saw these kitchen items I was in heaven.


enamelware cans

Typhoon Enamelware Kitchen Cans


They have several colors but I liked the cream color.  There was a red color, a blue color and black!

The Biscuit can has labels that you can add, such as Oats, Sugar, cookies, etc.

But what is REALLY cool about these canisters is that the inside is a MINT green.  Oh kitchenware Heaven!!!!!

So when I got home I checked out the company that makes these… Typhoon…. and guess what?  It is a company in the UK and good luck finding them in America.!!!!  YES, Thank you Do-It Center.  Guess I have to go back and get the canisters and the kitchen scale.  and the Oh so CUTE cake tin.


So next time they Hubby or Boyfriend wants to go to the Hardware store…check it out, you might find something you LOVE!!!

Typhoon Vintage Cream enamelware kitchen storage with mint interiors

My Watercolor Book

May 4th, 2014 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts | 1 Comment »

In preparation for the newest Online Card Class – Watercolor for Cardmakers, we were challengered to create a portfolio of all our watercolors.  In the video Kristina kept the watercolors in the watercolor cases, I am not that kind of person.  I decided to create a small book to have all the colors at my finger tips.   I had a couple extra Tim Holtz worn covers and thought it would be perfect for the portfolio.  The nice thing about the sleeves is that there is a small space on the edge to slide a piece of paper inside, which is just perfect for putting the name of the watercolor kit!!!!


So instead of using my Tim Holtz watercolor paper, I used a pad I got on sale at Michaels and cut them to the size that would fit into the book.





I am still adding sheets into the book, but wanted to share my book before the class started!!  Thanks for looking


Supplies Used:

Big YOU Happy Birthday Card

April 8th, 2014 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts | 2 Comments »

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog


Thought I would make one more card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!!!….I actually made 5 cards for this challenge.   Whoo Hoo!!!!!  The theme is HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

For this card I took my learning from the Clean and Simple Card Class from Online Card Classes.  I LOVE these classes, and I love learning new techniques!!




Please feel free to leave comments!!!!


Thanks for Being a Safe Harbor Card

April 7th, 2014 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts | 2 Comments »


Card Sketch #170

Ok,  thought I would do another card for the card sketch challenge.   I love nautical stuff and when My Favorite Things came out with the adorable Nautical Fishnet Coverall and the Go Overboard Stamp set and dies  knew I had to have it!!!!

Here is the sketch



I took liberty on the interpretation of the sketch.  Instead of the square middle panel, I used the Porthole and the Compass.    Instead of the two banner to the left I did a sentiment that was 2 lines and added small red tabs on the side.   It is a little hard to see in the photo, but in the porthole screws holes (or what ever they are called) I added those Starform glitter dots in ruby and gold.  I Love those stickers.  They add just a little bit of sparkle and pizzazz to the card.

Please feel free to leave comments.  I love comments and it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling!!!!


Also posted on Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog


Additional Supplies:

My Favorite Things Cardstock Nightshift Blue and Wild Cherry
Stampin Up! Kraft Cardstock

Soft Morning Glory Birthday Card

April 7th, 2014 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts | 1 Comment »

Here is another card for the Simon Says card challenge….   Oh how I struggled!!  I fight glue every time I use it, either it is not enough or it is way too much.   Darn it.  So there are some goobers on the card, but nothing in life is perfect, and neither is this card!   LOL.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog





Please feel free to leave some love!  Thanks


Addition Supplies:

My Favorite Things Cardstock:  Sour Apple and Jelly Bean Green
Recollections White Cardstock
Papertrey Ink Keep It Simple Birthday Stamp Set

Bright and Warm Happy Birthday

April 7th, 2014 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts | 3 Comments »

I wanted to make a card that is bright!!!  So I used the wonderful tiny flags stamp from Hero Arts and used bright distress ink!!!!  And boy is it bright, but I LOVE it!!!!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog





Please leave comments, I love comments!!!!!


Addional Supplies:

Papertrey Ink Orange Zest Cardstock
Papertrey Ink Keep It Simple: Happy Birthday Stamp Set
Stampin Up! Mambo Melon Cardstock
Recollections Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder


Oh Ship, I Forgot Your Birthday Card

April 7th, 2014 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts | 1 Comment »

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog


Looks like Simon Says is celebrating thier 5th birthday of challenges!!!  Whoo Hoo!!!!  Happy Birthday!!!!!

Their challenge to us is a Happy Birthday Card!  Makes Sense!!!!






Feel free to leave comments….I love comments!!!!

Additional Supplies:

My Favorite Things Nightshift Blue Cardstock


Happy Easter Card

April 2nd, 2014 klwade Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments »


Wanted to try the My Favortie Things Sketch Challenge #170.  I just have recently started to purchase stuff from My Favorite Things….dang I missed some good stuff!!!!  Where in the heck was I???  They have some awesome stuff.

Normally I would not buy stamps of little girls, not my thing, but I have to admit, this little girl holding a carrot just cried to be purchased.   These little girl stamps are just sooooo darn cute (check out thier site to see more cute images) .   And they are so much fun to copic color!!!




Thanks for looking!!!!!   I love comments, please feel free to leave me love!!!!!

Thank You card with Triangles

March 27th, 2014 klwade Posted in Cardmaking, Crafts | No Comments »



Day Two – I really like doing these cards with inserting the die cuts into the cardstock.  I like the smooth look to these pages!

Bazzill Marshmellow Cardstock
Thank You Die Cut by My Favorite Things
Card Stock Greens and Black  by Papertrey Ink and Stampin Up
Sequins by Kelly Purkey and Lawn Fawn
Green Glitter tape by Recollections


Hello There

March 27th, 2014 klwade Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »