Friday, December 2, 2016

End of Year Sales!

Stampin Up! is having their end of the year sale!

Take a look at the Retiring Stamp and Accessories list and then head on over to the website to order!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Chalkboard Technique

Merry Medley Clear-Mount Stamp:

You can make this card using the Merry Medley stamp set and the technique featured below.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Online Extravaganza!!

Hi everyone!

Today is the last day to take advantage of Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza Sale!  There are some wonderful specials today.  The Flurry of Wishes and Snow Flurry Punch Bundle is 20% off.  The Big Shot Magnetic Platform is only $26.00 and the Bell Punch is just $10.80!!  Happy Shopping!

Visit my website for the flyer!  The link is on the right!  Kathy  

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Build-A-House For Charity

One of the great things about Stampin' Up! is how easy it is to use your creative abilities to give back to your community. Back in October, I was asked to help LifeQuest, a group that provides mentoring relationships for youth in the juvenile justice system,  to make centerpieces for their Fall fundraiser banquet. The theme was "Building a Pathway Home" and I decided to use the, sadly retired, Build-A-House kits for the centerpieces. Many houses were submitted, but volunteers and I used this product to made 14 houses for the event.  Today, I want to share the houses that I made with you.

First up is the Thanksgiving House!

So many details to love in this one. From the Scarecrow at the door, to the crows lurking in the leaves, to the garden of pumpkins and corn in the side yard.

And how about the two horses hiding around the back!

Second is the elegant Christmas house!

 The outside of this house is covered in retired StampinUp! fabric, and the eaves are lined with foam backed ribbon to give it that beautiful sparkle.

The trees are made with the current Santa's Sleigh Photopolymer Bundle, and this house also has one more surprise. The whole house lifts off the base so that you can access the hidden tea lights inside. The tea lights look beautiful through the vellum backed windows.

Third is the adorable Penguin house!

The scintillating roof is covered in Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper and roof is adorned with retired wood and felt snowflakes.   

The walls of the house are sponged with Marina Mist ink and stamped with Ghoulish Grunge and then sponged again with Whisper White ink to give the illusion of snow dusted brick. The shutters are designer paper cut out with the current Decorative Label Punch.

Fourth is the Festive Fiesta House!

This house was one of the easiest to make because almost all of the elements come directly from the Birthday Fiesta Bundle and the Festive Birthday DSP.  Can you believe the "twisted ribbons" are actually just paper cut with one of the Birthday Fiesta framelits. So Easy! 

 I sponged the walls with Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, and Whisper White to make them look stuccoed. Then I added the banners and all of the other little details. I love the llama and the cacti!

There you have it! Four different houses, and four very different looks, all representing the theme "Building a Pathway Home." Projects like these are a great way to use retired products to help groups in your community. I hope this inspires you to look for opportunities to use your creative talents to benefit your community!

Happy Stamping!

Thanksgiving Z-fold card

Hi Everyone! With Thanksgiving just around the corner I'd like to share this delightful Thanksgiving Z-fold card. 

The stamp sets used for this card are: Vintage Leaves (main catalog), Paisleys and Posies (pg. 47), and Peaceful Pines (main catalog). The cable knit embossing folder gives the card a warm background texture, and the leaves in Crushed Curry, Garden Green, and Cajun Craze add beautiful decoration. 

If you would like to make this card, this is how you do it: 
o   The base card is 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 2 ¾” and 5 ½”.  This will make a Z fold card. 
o   The bottom strip is 1 ½” x 11”, scored at 2 ¾” and 5 ½”.  The layers are 1 ¼” 5 ¼” and 1 ¼” x 2 ½” (Designer Paper) and 1” x 5” and 1” x 2 ¼” (Very Vanilla).   
o   The front layer of the Z is 2 ½” x 4” (Early Espresso) and the next layer is 2 ¼” x 3 ¾” (Very Vanilla).
o   The inside pieces are: 4” x 5 ¼” (Early Espresso) and 3 ¾” x 5”(Very Vanilla)
o   Stamp sentiment using Early Espresso ink on the 1” x 5” Very Vanilla cs.  Stamp off center – towards the right side.
o   Stamp the smallest piece of Very Vanilla c/s using Early Espresso ink and the inside sentiment. 
If you're interested in a full set of directions, drop me a line in the comments section! If you would like to purchase any of the products used in this card you can Shop StampinUp Now! 

       Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

New Mexico State Fair!

Today is the first day of the New Mexico State Fair!!  I'm here at the Arts and Crafts building demonstrating how to make a card!  The basics are a great way to show a new person how easy it is to make a card.  The feedback has been great!  Come on by.  Kathy

Demonstrating Fresh Fruits stamp set.  

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Birthday Fiesta Cards Ole'

Hi everyone!  It has been a month since I've added to the blog!  So sorry.  Today, I have a couple of fun cards using the Birthday Fiesta Stamp Set.  The set and extras are located on page 11 of the new catalog.  To order just click on "Visit my Website" on the right side of the page.  There you can access the Shop Now link!  Happy Stamping!  Kathy

"Siesta Like There is no Manana! 

 This card was made by Lori Valdez!  She fringed the designer paper and replaced the "F" with an "S"!  How clever!  Awesome card Lori.  Thanks for sharing!

"Fiesta Shaker Card!" 

This is a shaker card using the new Foam Adhesive Strips located on page 182 in the new catalog!  The new layering ovals, confetti embossing folder, and Brights sequins were used too!  This is such a fun stamp set and framelits!  Have fun making these cards!  

Friday, June 3, 2016

New Catalog, New Stamps and Idea!

The new Annual Catalog is out and you can order online anytime by clicking on the shop now button at the left.  You can also access the catalog by clicking on the catalog icon on the left.  Have fun!!


Monday, April 18, 2016

Retiring Catalog lists are available today!

Today, the retiring list of stamps and accessories will be available at 1:00 pm MST.  If you want to order retiring products, please do this as soon as possible!  If you are part of a group, please go to the Classes tab to find the Host Code for your group.  Then enter it with your order!

Go to my website on the right hand side of this post and click on it.  Scroll down and the list of retiring products will be posted there!

Happy Shopping!  Kathy

Friday, April 8, 2016

Botanical Gardens 3D project

Happy Friday!

Do you ever save tins to use for a different purpose?  This 3 x 3 card holder is an up cycled International Coffee tin.  I used the Botanical Gardens designer paper, the Botanical Gardens framelits and Washi tape to complete this adorable tin!  The cards are 3 x 3's using the same
products.  Add a little Wink of Stella and they are beautiful!


Happy Stamping!  Kathy

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Weekly Deals March 29th - April 4th, 2016

Wow!  Look at the weekly deals!  This is great!  Have fun shopping.  Kathy

Weekly Deals

We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Leaflets Framelits Dies Item # 138283
Regular Price: $25.00
Discounted Price: $18.75

Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies Item # 139666
Regular Price: $20.00
Discounted Price: $15.00

Metal Rimmed Pearls Item # 138394
Regular Price: $5.00
Discounted Price: $3.75

Gift Box Punch Board Item # 135863
Regular Price: $20.00
Discounted Price: $15.00

Hamburger Box Bigz Xl Die Item # 133724
Regular Price: $43.00
Discounted Price: $32.25 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Yellow Chick for Easter!

Hi everyone,

Here is a cute, Pinterest inspired Easter card from the Sale-a-bration stamp set Honeycomb Hello and the Easter Lamb stamp set in the Occasions catalog.  The card base uses Daffodil Delight cardstock and the Botanical Garden's flower is cut from Crushed Curry cardstock.  A Wink of Stella is used to give the chick a little glimmer!  Hope you enjoy the card!

Come back on Sunday for another cute Easter design!  Happy Stamping.  Kathy

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Easter is almost here!

Easter is almost here!  Today, I want to share with you a very cute Easter card made by Michelle! What a beautiful card!  Michelle stamped the lamb on Very Vanilla c/s, die cut it using the oval framelits and layered it on top of a larger oval Lost Lagoon c/s.  She added the the ovals to the embossed Mint Macaron c/s base.  A second lamb was stamped in Basic Black ink onto scrap Very Vanilla c/s and sponged with Basic Gray and Blushing Bride ink.  The second lamb was cut out and popped up over the original stamped image using dimensionals.  Hope you will make one yourself! Happy Stamping.  Kathy

Stamp set:  Easter Lamb #140740
Casdstock (c/s): Mint Macaron #138337, Lost Lagoon #133679, Very Vanilla #101650
Ink: Basic Gray: #140932, Blushing Bride #131172, Basic Black #140931

Friday, March 11, 2016

Easter Lamb Card

Easter will be here soon!  Here is a cute card to make.  The lamb is stamped in Black ink onto Tip Top Taupe cardstock and then colored in with the Uniball White Gel pen.  The face and legs are colored with Crumb Cake marker and the ears have a little Blushing Bride marker on them.  The color of the cardstock base is Mint Macaron.

Hope you are inspired by this card!  Happy Stamping.   Kathy

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Weekly Deals!

Hi everyone,

Don't miss these wonderful weekly deals. You can order them by clicking on the shop now button to the left.  If you are part of a club, you can order them and use the club host code.  Don't know the code? Look in the Classes tab above.

Happy Stamping!  Kathy

Fun Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
Reg. $8.50 - Weekly Deal $6.38
Ornate Tag Topper Punch
Reg. $23.00 - Weekly Deal $17.25 

 Tin of Cards Project Kit
Reg. $27.00 - Weekly Deal $20.25

 Metallic Sequin Assortment
Reg. $5.00 - Weekly Deal $3.75

Red Foil Sheets
Reg. $4.00 - Weekly Deal $3.00

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Spring Vintage Card

Happy Thursday!  

Here is a beautiful Spring Vintage type card.  It uses the Occasions
Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper and three stamp sets: Beautiful Bunch, Petite Petals and Flower Shop.  Stamp the flowers with Basic Black in and watercolor the petals with Pool Party ink and a aqua painter.  The fun part with all of these flowers is that you have punches that go with each one!  Just punch them out, stack together and secure with a Candy Dot brad.  Add a white Perfect Accent and then complete your card! 

  The leaves are from the Botanical Builder Framelits and the ribbon is the beautiful Pool Party 3/8" Glitter Ribbon.  Enjoy this cute card!

Happy Stamping!  Kathy

Friday, January 8, 2016

New Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration!

The new Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogs are here!  You can look through them by clicking on the icons on the left.  Wonderful ideas for Valentines, Spring and any occasion.

Sale-a-bration is a special time for Stampin' Up! For every $50.00 in product purchase, you can pick one free item from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  WooHoo!  The stamp sets listed on page 16 - 19 in the Sale-a-bration catalog are available for a limited time.  So, don't delay!

Here is a quick card made with the Sky is the Limit stamp set.

Enjoy!  Kathy