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



Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams - part 3


This is the third card we made at my January stamp club classes - using the Dragon Fly Dreams stamp set from Stampin' Up!  There were  just so many cute cards on Pinterest that inspired me - that I couldn't stop using the stamp set and coordinating thinlits!

This card also uses the new watercolor pencils for the colorful background.  I started by just scribbling some color onto a piece of thick whisper white card stock.  Then I used an aqua painter to go over the colors to give them a smooth watercolor look.  I cut out the group of dragonflies using the dies and then attached them to the card using glue dots.  I finished the card by stamping the greeting and then layering onto black cardstock and then onto a white card base.

Below is a similar card - using different colors of pencils and using Copper foil paper instead of black card stock.

This is another "WOW" card that is so easy to make.  Let me show you how!

CONTACT ME for information about Stampin' Up! products and my stamping classes and events.

CLICK HERE to visit my Stampin' Up! website.  See current Stampin' Up! promotions and specials, shop 24/7, and see my calendar of events.

Thanks for stopping by!
Kathy

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Paper Pumpkin March 2017

I found my Paper Pumpkin kit in my mail box over the weekend!  It is always fun to see that little orange box in my mailbox each month.  I know it will be filled with an exclusive stamp set, ink spot, and all the supplies I need to make lots of cute projects.  Watch the video to see what I will be making this month!

Paper Pumpkin is a great way to give stamping a try!  If you sign up by April 10 - or if you are a current subscriber - you will be receiving a special kit to celebrate Paper Pumpkin's 4th birthday - and inside will be a free gift!

Get more information about Paper Pumpkin and sign up using the link at the top or bottom of this page.

CONTACT ME if you would like more information about Paper Pumpkin or about my stamping classes.

CLICK HERE to visit my Stampin' Up! website.  See current Stampin' Up! specials and promotions, shop 24/7, and view my calendar of events.

Thanks for stopping by!
Kathy

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams - part 2


We made this card at my January stamp club classes - using Stampin' Up! products.  We started with a Crumb Cake card base.  We cut the dragonfly from Blushing Bride glimmer paper using Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies, then glued a piece of "Falling in Love" Designer Series Paper on top of the glimmer paper - covering the hole left from cutting out the dragonfly.  This is a great tip for saving valuable paper!  The oval was cut from Layering Oval Framelits - only because I hadn't received my Stitched Framelits when I made this card!  I sponged around the outside of the oval using Crumb Cake ink.  The "Thank You" if from the All Things Thanks stamp set.  This card has the "WOW" factor - yet it was so easy to make.  Let me show you how!

CONTACT ME to learn more about my classes.

CLICK HERE to shop 24/7.  See current  Stampin' Up! specials and my calendar of events.

Thanks for stopping by!
Kathy

Monday, March 13, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams

 
When Stampin' Up! revealed the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set at OnStage in November - my first reaction was "eewww."  I think of dragonflies as big ugly bugs that sting and I did NOT like this stamp set one bit.  But I definitely was in the minority - because just about everyone else there seemed to "ooh" and "aah" over it.  And just about everyone who has seen the cards I made with the set - has also gone on to buy the stamp set and coordinating Detailed Dragonfly thinlits dies.

This card was made using a Pear Pizzazz card stock card base.  The dots are stamped twice using Pear Pizzazz ink.  I stamped the dragon fly using Stampin' Up!'s archival black ink then cut it out using the coordinating die.  The wings were colored using the NEW watercolor pencils.  I colored using the pencils first, then blended the colors together using a blender pen.  This set does have some great choice for greetings for the front and inside of the card.

Below is the same card with the white piece and black mat tilted a bit.


You can bundle the stamp set and dies together and save 10%.  And for an additional $3.25 purchase,  you will earn a FREE Sale-a-bration item.

CLICK HERE NOW to visit my Stampin' Up! online store and to see current specials and promotions.

CONTACT ME if you have any questions.


Thanks for stopping by!
Kathy



Friday, March 10, 2017

January's Stamp Club Projects


These are the projects we made at my January stamp club classes.  We usually make two cards and one "3D" item, but for January we made 5 cards instead.  There are so many awesome stamp sets and new products  in the Occasions catalog - that I wanted to feature several of them in my January classes.  Two of the cards also feature Designer Series Paper that you can only get for FREE during Sale-a-bration.  Those free papers are the "Carried Away" paper used on the hot air balloon card and the "Inside the Lines" paper that is used on the bottom right card.  It is cute paper that you can color in yourself - using Stampin' Up!s new Watercolor Pencils.  Check back to see each card up close and to learn more details about making them.

There are only 3 weeks left for you to earn your FREE Sale-a-bration items!

CLICK HERE NOW to visit my Stampin' Up! website.  Shop 24/7, see current promotions, and view my calendar of events.

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

Thanks for stopping by!
Kathy


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Kathy's Kraftbox - March 2017

This is the project will be will making in my Kathy's Kraftbox classes in March.  These are classes that I teach for the Parks & Rec Department in Chesapeake, VA.  We will make 12 all occasion cards and a cute tote to keep them in.  This is a great class for beginners and experienced stampers alike.  We make the same project at each class - you choose the date and place that works best for you.

March's Class Schedule

Saturday March 11 South Norfolk Community Center at 10:15  (Class #3466-21)

Monday March 13 Great Bridge Community Center at 6 pm (Class #3466-07)

Thursday March 16 Deep Creek Community Center at 6 pm (Class #3466-14)

Monday March 20 Western Branch Community Center at 6 pm (Class# 3466-28)



You can register online at www.CityofChesapeake.net/guide

OR

Click the "Register Now" link on the right to download a registration form that you can use to mail your payment.

OR

Visit any Chesapeake community center or the Chesapeake tourist center.


Please CONTACT ME if you have any questions.
Hope to see you in March!

CLICK HERE to visit my Stampin' Up! website.  See current specials and shop 24/7.  March is the last month of Sale-a-bration.  Choose an exclusive item with each $50 purchase.

Thanks for stopping by!
Kathy

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack

Stampin' Up! is revealing 3 new items that you can earn for FREE with a $50 purchase.  (Choose 1 item for each $50 you spend.)  Watch the video to see my favorite - Glimmer Paper!!!!


CLICK HERE to see the other FREE items that were just added to our Sale-a Bration offerings!

CLICK HERE to learn how you can earn these items for FREE - through March 31, while supplies last!  So don't delay!

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

Thanks for stopping by!
Kathy


Monday, February 20, 2017

Paper Pumpkin February 2017 Many Happy Birthdays


Here's what showed up in my mailbox over the weekend - another cute Paper Pumpkin kit!  Each kit comes with an exclusive stamp set, an ink spot (two this month!) and all the supplies you need to complete your projects. 

Each kit is $19.95 including shipping but  through March 31 - you can purchase a 3 month subscription for $55 and you will also earn a FREE Sale-a-bration item.

CLICK HERE for more details. or

CONTACT ME  for more information.

Thanks for stopping by!
Kathy


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

SOUPer Bowl Bingo - Stampin' Up! Style

Sunday was my 6th annual "SOUP"er Bowl party.  It was a fun filled afternoon that started with homemade soup for lunch.  This year we added the fun of BINGO.  We played 3 games of bingo then took a break to make 4 cards.  Then we played 3 more games of regular bingo before finishing up with the jackpot game

Here are the first three winners:


Or should I say the first TWO winners.  Diane won the first two games!  Her first prize was water color pencils, blender pens, water color paper, and a roll of ribbon.  Her second prize was a card kit and Fast Fuse adhesive.  Debbie picked a past paper pumpkin kit for her prize.  The kit makes little Valentine treats and inside the tote bag was a bag of M&Ms to fill the bags!

Here are some photos of busy stampers making their cards:


We had 19 people join us for the afternoon.  These are the cards everyone made:

Card 1
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Card 2

or

Card 3

or

Card 4

 
We had a table set up for people who finished their cards early.  We encouraged everyone to write a note to someone who might appreciate a "thinking of you" card.  We will make sure these cards get delivered and I'm sure they will be greatly appreciated by everyone who receives one.

After everyone finished making their cards, we played three more games of  regular bingo.  Here are the winners with their prizes.



Elizabeth won a package of Pumpkin grid sheets , a collapsible trash bin, Wink of Stella, and a Fast Fuse adhesive.  Nanette won a Perpetual Birthday calendar, a set of birthday cards, and a #imbringingbirthdaysback stamp set. Cathy won the retired "Sweet Centers" stamp set, several boxes of treat cups, and three pages of printed ideas for using the stamp set.  Everything was stashed in a Paper Pumpkin bag for easy carrying.

And the grand prize winner of a $140 gift certificate for Stampin' Up! merchandise was Sarah:

It was a fun filled afternoon - and to top it off we collected $74 to donate to the church's food pantry!  If you were not able to attend this time - I hope you will try to join us for the next Bingo - Stampin' Up! style!

CLICK HERE  to see the current Stampin' Up! specials and to shop 24/7.

CONTACT ME if you need more information about Stampin' Up! or my stamping events.

Thanks for stopping by!
Kathy