Wednesday, July 26, 2017

High Tide Sympathy


This past weekend I held stamp classes for the first time since May!  We made five cards using the High Tide stamp set.  This was the first one we stamped - it is a clean and simple card - everything was stamped on a piece of  Whisper White card stock.  I used Pool Party ink to stamp the water/waves.  The sun and words were stamped using Crumb Cake ink.  The birds were stamped using Night of Navy ink.  Once the images were stamped, the white piece was layered on Night of Navy card stock and then layered on a Crumb Cake card base.

TIP:  Always stamp on the white card stock BEFORE adhering the layers together.  That way you can turn the paper over and stamp on the back if you make a mistake!

MEASUREMENTS:     Whisper White card stock: 3 3/4 inches x 5 inches
                                     Night of Navy card stock: 4 inches x 5 1/4 inches
                                     Crumb Cake card stock: 5 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches; scored at 4 1/4

The words "With Sympathy" are from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.  This card could be used for almost any occasion. 

There are only a few days left to earn your BONUS $5 coupon for each $50 Stampin' Up! orders. CLICK HERE for the details, and for all current promotions.

CONTACT ME if you  have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!
Kathy

Monday, July 10, 2017

Classes for You!

High Tide Card Class
You will make these four cards and a SURPRISE 5th card - all using the High Tide stamp set from Stampin' Up!  This is a lovely set - with some great graphics and some heartfelt greetings.  Class fee is $10 or the class is free if you place a minimum $25 Stampin' Up! order at the class.

Dates and times for this class are :  
Friday July 21 at 7 pm
Saturday July 22 at 10 am
Sunday July 23 at 1 pm.  Edited to add: the Sunday class is full. RSVP to get on the waiting list if someone cancel.



Birthday Card Class
You will make these three cards using the Cool Treats stamp set from Stampin' Up!  You will also make a coordinating gift bag and tag.  Class fee is $10 or free with a minimum $25 Stampin Up! order.

Class dates and times are:
Thursday July 27 at 10 am   or  6:30 pm
Monday July 31 at 10 am   or   6:30 pm

CONTACT ME if you have any questions.

CLICK HERE for more information about these classes and to RSVP.

Thanks for stopping by!
Kathy



Saturday, July 8, 2017

The 6th Card

This is the 6th card we made at Bingo! Stampin' Up! Style in June.  You can see the other cards, and read about that fun event BY CLICKING HERE.  This card was made using the "Crafting Forever" stamp set from Stampin' Up!  I received this stamp set for FREE when I attended Centre Stage in April. That is a special event for Stampin' Up! leaders - before the main event of OnStage the following day (open to all demonstrators.)

The card uses all the brand new In Colors - those strips of card stock behind the stamped image and the colors (markers) used to color in the pens.

CLICK HERE to visit my online store, to see my calendar of events and RSVP, and to see the current promotions from Stampin' Up!  There are two great ones going on right now!

Thanks for stopping by!
Kathy


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Congrats to my Grad!


I'm a little late posting this card - but what's new?!  This is the card I made for my son's high school graduation (back in June.)  When he opened it up - this is what he found inside:

This was a quick and easy card to make (yes - I made it the morning of his graduation!)  The hardest part was making the tassel - but that wasn't even too hard.  Here is a photo of our happy family!


Below is one of the thank you notes I made for Ben.  I used mostly retired Stampin' Up! products.  But the design layout is a quick and easy one to reproduce.


CONTACT ME if you would like more details about this card.

CLICK HERE to visit my Stampin' Up! website.  See my calendar of events and check out the current promotions - including a free $5 coupon with every $50 spent this month!  Sign up for a July class - I would love to have you stamp with me.

Thanks for stopping by!
Kathy

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Birthday, USA!



This darling card was made by my friend, Lisa, for her sister who has a birthday on July 5th.  I was so happy she showed me this card - I thought it would be perfect to post today! The colors are Pacific Point, Real Red, and Whisper White. The Stampin' Up! stamp sets she used are: Jar of Love (jars and plants), Totally Tree (stars), and Work of Art (zig zags.)  Lisa CASED a card on Pinterest, made by Nancy Novak.

CLICK HERE to visit my online store and to see my calendar of events for July!  AND to see the current promotions - including a $5 coupon for each $50 order, and a great deal for signing up with Stampin' Up! 

CONTACT ME if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping by!
Kathy

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Bonus Days

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/kathywinter/promotions

Do you have a long 
wish list - now that you have seen Stampin' Up!'s new annual catalog?


For every $50 you spend in July (before s/h & tax) you will receive a $5 Bonus Days coupon to use in August.  There is no limit to how much you can earn - so start shopping now!

If you place your order online please use the current hostess code: MDBD4TZM.

And if your wish list is REALLY BIG - consider buying the starter kit!  For only $99 you get to choose $125 of Stampin' Up! merchandise - with FREE shipping.  And for this month only, when you purchase the starter kit, you will also receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack which includes:

  • Paper Snips 
  • SNAIL adhesive 
  • Grid Paper
  • two D Blocks
  • a Bone Folder!  

That's an added value of $52  

AND 

You will also get the "Carols of Christmas" stamp set from the holiday catalog for FREE ( another $20 in value!)

CONTACT ME for more information.

CLICK HERE to shop online and to see my calendar of events for July!

Don't forget to use the hostess code; use the current hostess code: MDBD4TZM.  when ordering online!

Thanks for stopping by!
Kathy

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale!




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  • Here's your chance to try a Paper Pumpkin craft kit for 75% off the regular price! 
  • Use the promo code: ONEDAY0717 to take advantage of this fantastic deal!
  • Offer is good Friday, June 30th only for new subscribers only.
  •  Click here  to get started.



    Paper Pumpkin are paper crafting kits come to your house each month - with everything you need to make the projects.

    Watch the video below to see what came in June's kit:

    I hope you will give Paper Pumpkin a try!  If you don't like it - there is no further obligation - just cancel or skip you monthly shipment!

    CONTACT ME with any questions

    CLICK HERE to visit my online store and to see my calendar of events for July.


    Thanks for stopping by!
    Kathy

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    Bingo! Stampin' Up! Style - New Catalog Edition

    On Sunday, a group of new and "seasoned" stampers gathered for a fun afternoon of Bingo - Stampin' Up! style.   It was so great that these ladies chose to spend a beautiful Virginia Beach afternoon inside with me.  We played 5 games of BINGO and made 6 note cards plus a cute tote to put them in.  


     I finished setting up early and was eagerly waiting for everyone to arrive - so when they did, I was so excited that I completely forgot to take photos!

    These are the beautiful new Fresh Florals Designer Series Papers - all in the brand new In Colors.  We used this paper and coordinating ribbon to make a cute tote.

    These are prizes that our first four Bingo winners could choose from.  The final prize was a $65 Stampin' Up! gift certificate.  Everyone also went home with a door prize, table favor, and parting gift.

    Finally, here are 5 of the cards we made.  Check back later for details about each card - and to see the 6th card.



    Thanks for stopping by!
    Kathy









    Monday, June 5, 2017

    B-I-N-G-O!

    This is going to be my one and only stamping event in June!  I guess I shouldn't have planned a vacation during the first month of the catalog launch!  I leave later this week for a trip to PA and NYC.  Then there is my son's high school graduation and Vacation Bible School  before I can have my BINGO/catalog launch party!  

    I hope you will be able to join me for some stamping fun.  If you have ever attended my Bingo events then you know they are lots of fun and you will go home with lots of goodies!  I usually don't do this, but I decided to post the projects you will be making at this month's BINGO event. 

    These are five of the cards we will be making (I will keep the 6th one a surprise!)  They are note cards made using the new In Color collection.  I haven't decided which is my favorite new color!  I like them all.  Envelopes are included and as always, there will be additional greetings so you can make the cards that suit your needs.

    Everything is provided except adhesive - so bring your favorite or purchase one at the event.

    The first 10 people to RSVP and prepay will make a BONUS project. 

    The price is only $20 if paid by June 18th.  After that - the price is $25 until all seats are filled.  
    Don't miss out!   RSVP by CLICKING HERE


     E-MAIL me if you have questions.
    CLICK HERE to shop my online store.

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Kathy 



    Thursday, June 1, 2017

    The New Annual Catalog is Finally Here!

    I've had this catalog in my hands since April - but now it is available for all of you!  There are so many new products and stamp sets inside that I can't wait to show you.  If you look closely, you will see that the catalog in the photo has a spiral binding.  I gave these spiral bound catalogs to my top 3 customers this past "catalog year."   I would love for YOU to get one next year!

    I have a limited supply of catalogs to pass out immediately - and I will be ordering more today.  If you would like a catalog - please E - MAIL ME or leave a comment below.  In the meantime you can download/view the catalog by CLICKING HERE 

    Check back often to see project ideas using new products.  

    Get ready for another year of Stampin' Up! fun.  My official catalog kick off event will be BINGO - Stampin' Up! Style on Sunday June 25 from 1-3.  Save the date!  You will not want to miss it.  BINGO is my most popular event.  More details will be posted soon!

    Ready to shop now?  CLICK HERE to visit my online store.

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Kathy

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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    Only 6 days left to order products that are retiring from the current Stampin' Up! catalog.  Click on the photo above to start shopping for those items!  Stayed tuned for the NEW catalog - which will be available online June 1.  If you would like a copy of the new catalog - please let me know!

    My catalog kick off event will be on Sunday June 25 at 1 pm.  Save the date for BINGO STAMPIN' UP! style.  Prizes will be products from the new catalog!  More details will be posted soon!

    CONTACT ME if you have any questions!


    Thanks for stopping by!
    Kathy

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Make it for Mother


    Do you still need a gift for a special mother in your life?  I have 3 seats remaining in my Saturday class where we will be making this 8" x 8" sampler.  It can easily be adapted for a friend - or maybe you would like to make it for yourself!

    Class fee is $15 or make two for $25.  The frame is not included, so that you can buy a frame that you like.  The sampler can also be matted to fit a 12 x 12 frame.

    Class time is 10 am.  Class will be held at my house.   Stampin' Up! punches make this class super easy and great for beginners.

    Please E-MAIL ME for more information and to RSVP.

    CLICK HERE to visit my online store.  Be sure to check out the sale prices on Retiring and Clearance items!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Kathy

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    Celebrate Today

     
    The cards I am sharing today were made using another Stampin' Up! stamp set that will be retiring in May.  The stamp set is called, "Celebrate Today."  I am sad to see this set retire.  It makes cute birthday cards, but it can also be used for babies, weddings, and graduations.  The card above also using one of my favorite punches - the owl builder punch - which is also on the retiring list.  I hate to see all these products retire - but it has to happen in order to make room for NEW products. 

    Below is another birthday card made with the "Celebrate Today" stamp set.




    CLICK HERE to see the all of retiring products and to shop my online store.

    CONTACT ME if you have any questions or if you need help placing your order.\

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Kathy







    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    Saying Goodby to Botanical Blooms




    These are cards we made at  my stamp club classes last September!  I realized that I had never posted them - and now the Botanical Builder Framelits are on Stampin' Up!'s retired list, along with the coordinating Botanical Bloom stamp set.

    CLICK HERE to see the items that will be retiring and to shop my online store.

    CLICK HERE to contact me with any questions or for help placing your order.


    Thanks for stopping by!
    Kathy

    Sunday, April 16, 2017

    Happy Easter & a Sad Good-bye

    He is Risen!  
    May this Easter Day bring you lots of joy and happiness! 

    Starting today I am posting cards made with some of my favorite stamp sets that are on Stampin' Up!'s retiring list.  The cards today all use the Petite Petals stamp set.  Although Stampin' Up! has a lot of flower sets - this was always one of my favorites because of the coordinating punch (which is also retiring.) Below are more made using the Petite Petals stamp set.



    The card below is one of my all time favorites that I made using the Petite Petals stamp set and Flower Shop stamp set (not retiring!)


    CLICK HERE to see the all of retiring products and to shop my online store.

    CONTACT ME if you have any questions or if you need help placing your order.\

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Kathy

    Monday, April 10, 2017

    The Sun is Setting

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    I was in Richmond over the weekend for a Stampin' Up! event where I had a sneak peek at the 2017-2018 annual catalog - it's AWESOME!!!!!!  BUT before I get to that - we have to talk about all the fabulous products that are retiring!  Click on the image above to see a printable the list of retiring products. Then sit down with your catalog and decide what you must buy before it's gone.

     Some items are discounted up to 50% and all accessories (anything that is not a stamp set) will be available only while supplies last.

    Visit my online store by CLICKING HERE to see the items that will be retiring and to place your online order.

    Or you can CONTACT ME and I would be glad to help you place your order.

    Stop back to see projects made with some of my favorite stamps and products that will be retiring!


    Sara Kit

    Don't forget  - today is the last day to sign up if you want to receive April's PAPER PUMPKIN KIT.  I had a chance to see it in Richmond,  and it is also AWESOME!!!  Plus, there is a bonus free gift inside each kit!   So don't miss out!  This is a great time to give Paper Pumpkin craft kits a try.


    Thanks for stopping by!
    Kathy

    Friday, March 31, 2017

    February Stamp Club Projects


    These are the projects we made at my February stamp club classes. I teach these classes at my home one weekend a month.  Classes are Friday night (for my Stampin' Up! team members,) Saturday morning & afternoon (if needed) and Sunday afternoon.  We make the same projects at all classes - you choose the day/time that works for you.  The class fee is only  $7 - OR the class is free if you place a minimum order the day of the class.

    Two of these cards use Sale-a-Bration products that you can only earn for FREE with a $50 Stampin' Up! order.  The Thank You card is made using the So Very Much stamp set and the balloon card was made using the Carried Away Designer Series Paper.

    CLICK HERE to see details about the Thank You card.  Check back later to see details for the balloon and cupcake cards.

    TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO EARN FREE SALE-A-BRATION PRODUCTS.

    CLICK HERE to shop my online store and to learn how you can earn these and other products for FREE!

    CONTACT ME if you would like me to help you place your order, or if you have any quesitons.

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Kathy

    Thursday, March 30, 2017

    Two Days Left to Earn FREE Stuff!

    There are only two days left to earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products - with each $50 Stampin' Up! order.  I told you yesterday that the So Very Much stamp set was my favorite stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration sets.  These are some more cards I made using this stamp set.  I used the Party Animal Designer Series Paper to make these cards - and guess what?!  Stampin' Up! has added this paper as an extra item you can earn for FREE!!!!  But tomorrow is the last day - so place your order now!

    Below is a snapshot of the papers you will receive in this pack. 

    And below are Christmas thank you cards I made with the same stamp set and some retired Christmas paper. 



    CONTACT ME if you have any questions of if you would like help placing an order.

    CLICK HERE to visit my online store.

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Kathy


    Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    3 Days Left to Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration Products

    The end of Sale-A-Bration is approaching FAST!  Friday is the last day to earn FREE products during Stampin' Up!'s biggest sale of the year.  Click on the image below to learn more.

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    Each day this week I am featuring one of the products you can earn for FREE during this special promotion.  Today I am featuring my favorite Sale-A-Bration stamp set; So Very Much.
    This is a really quick and easy card to make.  I cut a strip of Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper and adhered it at the bottom of a Thick Whisper White card base.  Then I tied Blushing Bride baker's twine around the the card.  I stamped the "Thank You" image in Blushing Bride ink - then I used the Stamp-a -ma- jig to stamp the "Thank You" again just to the left and a little above the Blushing Bride words - but this time using Rich Razzleberry Ink.  Below is a close up of the "shadow" look you get from stamping in the two different colors:
    It just adds a little something extra - although the card would still look great if it was just stamped once!

    Below is the same card just using a different patterned paper and different ribbon:
                                  


    CONTACT ME if you have any questions of if you would like help placing an order.

    CLICK HERE to visit my online store.

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Kathy




    Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    4 Days Left to Earn FREE Products!

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    Click on the image above to learn more about how to earn FREE Stampin' Up! products - with each $50 purchase.  Friday is the last day to earn these products - so each day this week I am featuring one of the FREE products.

    Today's projects use the Carried Away Designer Series Paper.
    The stampers who came to my January classes chose to make one of these cards as their FIFTH card.  Usually we make two cards and one "3D" project - but in January  I was so excited about all the new products in the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog and the FREE Sale-a-bration items - that we made FIVE cards at each of my classes.

    You can see the cards we made using the Dragon Fly Dreams stamp set and coordinating thinlits dies if you check out older blog  posts.

    These cards were made with the Lift me Up stamp set and coordinating dies.  You can save 10%  if you bundle the items together!  I just LOVE these products.  The thinlits make it easy to cut own the different colors for the large hot air balloon.  I actually cut out all the pieces at one time using one color - then repeated for each of the colors.  That way I could mix and match the shapes and colors and could make several of the hot air balloons. 

    The designer seriees paper in the background is a Sale-a- bration item that you can only receive for FREE -  with a $50 order.  Sale-a-bration ends March 31, so there is not much time left to get this fabulous paper!

    CLICK HERE to see the items you can earn for FREE (with each $50 purchase - before S/H & tax) through March 31 or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

    CONTACT ME if you would like information about my stamping classes or if you have any questions!


    Thanks for stopping by!
    Kathy

    Monday, March 27, 2017

    Last 5 Days of Sale-a-bration

    Sale-A-Bration ends THIS FRIDAY!  You have five days left to earn FREE products, with each $50 Stampin' Up! order.  Click on the image below for more details:

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    Each day this week I will feature one of the items that you can earn for free.  Today's FREE product is Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper.  It is the patterned paper I used on the card below.  The images are black and white - meant for you to color with our new Watercolor Pencils - or your favorite coloring tools.
    We made this card at my January stamp club classes.  We usually make two cards and one 3D item at my classes - but in January we made FIVE cards - because I had so many products that I wanted everyone to try.  That is the beauty of my classes - you get to TRY before you BUY.  (But you never ever have to buy a thing!)

    This card uses all Stampin' Up! products, including Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper - that you can only get for FREE with a $50 purchase (through March 31, 2017.)  we cut the paper into three pieces and separated them ever so slightly.  We colored one of the sections with the NEW watercolor pencils, then blended the colors using a blender pen.  We stamped the words"To a wonderful friend" on the Calypso Coral card stock using Versamark Ink.  We finished the card with another greeting from the Dragonflies Dream stamp set, layered it on burlap ribbon and added a black bow made with baker's twine.

    PLEASE CONTACT ME if you would like more information about my classes and/or about the Stampin' Up! products used to make this card.

    CLICK HERE to visit my Stampin' Up! website - where you can shop my online store, see the current specials/promotions, and view my calendar of events.

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Kathy

    Saturday, March 25, 2017

    Countdown to Christmas - 9 months

     How did March 25 get here so fast?!  That means there are only 9 months until Christmas!  For the past few years I have tried to post a Christmas card on the 25th of each month - and suggested getting an early start on making your Christmas cards.  Well - this year has just flown by - so I am playing catch up and posting THREE Christmas cards for you today!

    These are all quick and easy cards - I checked Pinterest and whipped these three up in about an hour using Stampin' Up! products.  The one above is a Crumb Card card with a strip of This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper and a small strip of Cherry Cobbler card stock.  The stamp set I used is Tin of Tags from last year's holiday catalog.  I added a rhinestone to the center of each snow flake.

    Here is another card that starts with a Crumb Cake card base.  It is a great card for using up all those patterned paper scraps from other projects.  I used the Softly Falling embossing folder with the Big Shot - to add the snow to the background and then sponged the embossed paper with white craft ink.  I drew some snow on the ground at the base of the tree trunk using a chalk marker - but I know I have a stamp set somewhere with a "swoosh" that would probably look better.  I used a retired punch to add a star to the top of the tree. The Merry Christmas stamped at the bottom of the card is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.
    Here is the last card  -  but this time I used a Crumb Cake note card.  It is a little smaller than a standard card.  The photo below shows how I cut the word "merry" from the Real Red mat.  This is a way to save a little card stock.  I covered that hole with the images stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I used the stamp set Holly Jolly Greetings


    These cards are quick and easy to recreate - and a great way to get started on making hand crafted Christmas cards this year.

    CLICK HERE to visit my Stampin' Up! website.  Our current Sale-a-bration promotion ends at the end of this month - earn a free product with each $50 purchase.

    CONTACT ME if you have any questions.

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Kathy