Saturday, December 30, 2017

Happy New Year!!!

Oh Joy!! 
Happy New Year!!! 

I hope your year end will be bright and beautiful!  Happy New Year!

The Holiday catalog will end on January 2nd and sadly many of the beautiful stamps, framelits and designer papers will be retired too!  Love this Musical Season Stamp Set and the beautiful Musical Designer paper!  The foil doilies will also retire!  You can still purchase these items from the catalog, but you will have to order them before January 2nd!  Click on the Shop Now button and it will take you to the Stampin' Up! website.  Log in or create your new account and shop with me today!!

The New Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration Catalog begins on January 3rd!!

Happy Shopping!  Kathy

Friday, December 15, 2017

December 2017 Review

Hi All,

Christmas is coming and the month is rapidly coming to a close!  Wow!  Can you believe it?  It has been a wonderful year; meeting new people, enjoying old friends, visiting exciting new places, working through challenges and rejoicing achievements!  Thanks to you all for your support.  I appreciate you all! 

Here are a review of a few fun projects from many classes this year.  Hope you enjoy them!!

 Swan Lake Stamp set was used to decorate the Hexagon 3D card made from the Window Box Thinlits.  The box lays flat so it can be mailed in a regular envelope.  

We all love the Daisy Delight Stamp set and the punch.  Paired with the clear Tiny Treat Boxes you have a cute gift to give to anyone.  This will brighten their day!

It was fun adapting the Retiform technique using the new stamp sets Gourd Goodness from the Holiday Catalog and the Seasonal Layers Thinlits from the Annual Catalog.  

Musical Season is a beautiful stamp set!  Open the filigree bar to reveal the sentiment, then flip the card upwards to view the inside! 

Looking forward to Valentine's Day, who wouldn't love a box of Chocolates!  So many choices to make with the More Than Chocolate stamp set.  Can't wait to receive my Stamparatus and try this stamp set with the new tool!  It will make placement of all the chocolates devine.

Thank you all for asking about Isaac!  These recent pictures show how much he has grown.  He just turned 3 years of age and is now 1 year out from chemotherapy treatments for Acute Myloid Leukemia. He is cancer free!  WooHoo!  

Thanks all for stopping by.  These are a few of the fun projects we made this year. May you have a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic New Year!  I'll see you soon!    Kathy

Monday, December 11, 2017

Free Shipping Today only!

Today only!!! Click on the Shop Now tab on the left hand side of the screen to begin shopping today!
The order will arrive before Christmas!  Have fun!  Kathy

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Christmas Cracker's!

Hi All!  Christmas Cracker's are so much fun to make.  They are a quick and easy gift.  Below is a quick tutorial to make these fun gifts.  Fill them with your favorite treat.  Two Ferrero Rocher Hazelnut Chocolates are a perfect fit!  Have fun!  Kathy

Start with a 6" x 6" piece of Designer paper.  Score one side at 1 3/8", 2 3/4", 4 1/8" and 5 1/2" on your Stampin' Score board or other scoring tool.  I'm using Crumb Cake cardstock so you can see the lines.

Quarter turn your 6" x 6" paper and score at 1", 1 1/2", 2", 4", 4 1/2" and 5".  Fold all scored lines.

Fold the first scored lines and secure the tab using Fast Fuse.  Your "tube" will look like this. 

Place your "tube" on your Envelope punch board and measure over to the 1 1/2" line.  Punch.  Flip around to the other side, measure to 1 1/2" and punch again. 

Continue punching each folded side until each side has been punched and looks like this. 

Push the ends together and you will have your cracker shape!  If you have trouble, just fold the scored lines a little more.  Tie one 8" ribbon on one side of the cracker.  Add your treats and tie the other side with another 8" ribbon.  

Make your gift tag and you have a wonderful treat!   Have fun!  Kathy

Tuesday, December 5, 2017



Hi All,

Today is the day to reserve your Stamparatus beginning at 2:00 pm!  This is the second opportunity to reserve your Stamparatus!  Different from the first time, the reservation period will remain open until December 30th.  This will give everyone a chance to reserve theirs! The Stamparatus will ship approximately March 19th, 2018. 

The price is $49.00 and ordering begins at 2:00 pm MST.  To reserve your Stamparatus, click on the Shop Now link on the left hand side of this page.  It will take you to the Stampin' Up! site, but will have my name connected with your purchase.  Click on Reserve Stamparatus.  If you have an online account, you will sign in.  If you don't, you will need to set up an account first.  Your credit card number will reserve your order, but will not be charged until the Stamparatus is shipped.  Click reserve and you will receive an email confirmation.

The Stamparatus will be in the new Annual Catalog in June 2018.

If you need help ordering this item today, please email me at!  I'll be happy to help!  This is a terrific new item!!!  Kathy

Friday, December 1, 2017

Year End Sales Event!

Hi all,

The Year End Sales event begins today!  Below is the list!  Sale begins today and runs through January 2nd.  Click on Year End Sales Event to see the flyer!  To shop, click on the shop now button on the left hand side of the screen!  Feel free to contact me at if you need help!  Have fun!  Kathy

Monday, November 20, 2017

Online Extravaganza is today!

The online extravaganza begins today.  Click on the link to view the items that are 10 - 50% off.  Online Extravaganza pdf.  This sale is current until Sunday, November 26th!!!

Cyber Monday!!!
On November 27, shipping is free for all Stampin Up! orders!  
Free shipping runs from November 27 12:00 AM to November 27 11:59 PM MT.
This applies to every order placed on Monday!!!  

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

New Stamparatus!


Here is a wonderful video of the features of the new Stamparatus!  


Reservations are required for this new item!
The first is November 16th - 30th and will ship approximately February 1st, 2018.  This first preorder sold out in 14 minutes!!!!  
Second is December 5th - 30th which will ship approximately March 19th, 2018
and the Third is January 15th - 30th and will ship approximately April 15th, 2018.

I will post the times for the next two reservation periods!! 

The price is $49.00 and ordering begins at 2:00 pm MST.  To reserve your Stamparatus, click on the Shop Now link on the left hand side of this page.  It will take you to the Stampin' Up! site, but will have my name connected with your purchase.  Click on Reserve Stamparatus.  If you have an online account, you will sign in.  If you don't, you will need to set up an account first.  Your credit card number will reserve your order, but will not be charged until the Stamparatus is shipped.  Click reserve and you will receive an email confirmation.

If you need help ordering this item tomorrow, please email me at!  I'll be happy to help!  This is a terrific new item!!!  Kathy

Friday, November 3, 2017

Stampin' Blends are here!

Hi all!  Stampin' Blends - Stampin' Up!'s new alcohol markers are here and available for purchase!  They are fun to work with and so improved from the Blendabilities.  The colors are lighter and they are available for purchase as a single marker or in color sets of two!  Follow the shop now link to order today!  

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Hearts Come Home!

This is such a fun card to make!  The background is sponged onto Shimmery cardstock so it glimmers under the light.  Add a few snowflakes and you have a magical night sky.  The edgelits for this set are called Hometown Greetings and are listed on page 34 in the Holiday Catalog.  Hope you use this card as your inspiration for this stamp set!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Retiform Technique

Here are some seasonal cards using the Retiform Technique!

This set is called Spooky Cat and comes in a bundle with the kitty punch.  Colors are gray for the shading, Basic Black and Rich Razzleberry for the images.  Calypso Coral and Lemon Lime Twist was used too!

Gourd Goodness is the Stamp Set - Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Tranquil Tide are the inks.  Also used is the leaves from the Colorful Seasons Set.  Yummy!

Musical Season is the set here.  The colors are Crumb Cake for the shading, 
Early Espresso and Tranquil Tide for the colors.  

All these sets, colors and paper can be ordered from my site.  Click on Shop Now and have fun!

Thanks.  Kathy

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Thanksgiving Seasonal Lantern Card

The Seasonal Lantern stamp set is so much fun to use!  Here is a fall card idea.  If you would like to make one of these, please click on Shop Now under the annual catalog!  I hope you enjoy the card!

Stamp Set's Used:  Seasonal Lantern, Colorful Seasons, Painted Harvest - Inks:  Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Soft Sky - Cardstock:  Painted Autumn DSP, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze - Framelits: Lantern Builder, Seasonal Layers - Extras: Ribbon, Wink of Stella. 

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Fall Stamp Camp projects!

Hi everyone!  Thanks for making Stamp Camp on Saturday a wonderful success!  Thanks to everyone who participated and thanks to all the helpers!  Awesome Stamp Camp.  Our next Stamp Camp will be early spring 2018.  Plan on attending!  Below are the projects we did for Stamp Camp!

This wonderful little display can be a picture frame for photos or your favorite saying!  It will fit in a regular clear envelope so you can mail it.  Love the new foil doilies!  

The Christmas Stocking has a pocket in the back so you can add a gift card or a treat!

This is a trio for Thanksgiving.  It includes a place card, a treat container and a decorated sheet where you can write down what you are thankful for this season!

And, of course we had to make the beautiful and quick cards from the Watercolor Christmas Kit!

Our beautiful thank you gift was decorated with the new Be Merry Kit listed on page 32 in the Holiday Catalog.  Email me at if you would like to purchase any of the supplies for these projects.  Kathy!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Stamp Camp!

Hi everyone,

Stamp Camp is September 30th and we have two sessions available! Information is below! Please let me know if you can come!

Salsa Stampers & Create Serendipity
invite you to our
Fall 2017 Stamp Camp - Saturday, September 30, 2017

Located at the Bilingual Multicultural Services; 5200 Copper Avenue NE, Albuquerque
(Southeast corner of Copper & Truman; white brick building with red door frame)
Choose from two Sessions: 9:00 AM – Noon     OR   1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $26.00 non-refundable fee
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 15th, 2017
Come have fun at our Fall Stamp Camp!
·         You will complete 4 beautiful projects featuring products from the new 2017 Holiday catalog.  All supplies are included in the registration fee.  You may wish to bring your favorite paper snips and SNAIL adhesive.
·         Projects include a Thanksgiving/Fall table setting, a Christmas Stocking Gift Card Holder, a Holiday Frame Card, and two Holiday cards. 
·         Each attendee will receive a Door Prize and an attendee gift; snacks will be provided.
·         To reserve your seat, please email and let me know you are coming and then mail your registration form and payment.  Space is limited and your seat is not confirmed until your registration fee is received so don’t delay.  Day care is NOT provided.  Registration fee applies to children who come.
·         Invite your friends and make it a day of stamping!  Please share this flyer with friends who would enjoy a day of stamping!
·         Don’t forget to bring your camera because we will have lots of samples and project displays.
·         What are you waiting for?  Call your friends and register today!
Two Grand Prize Drawings - $50.00 Stampin’ Gift Certificates
There will be a Grand Prize Drawing for each session.  The Grand Prize is a $50.00 Stampin’ Gift Certificate that can be spent on any items in any current catalog.  Enter the Grand Prize Drawing by:
·         One entry for every $30 merchandise order placed that day at Stamp Camp or on-line with the special Stamp Camp host code (provided when your registration is received).  
·         Five entries for starting your own Stampin’ Up! Business the day of Stamp Camp!

Email me at: to sign up!  See you there.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Oh So Eclectic Stamps

The Oh So Eclectic Stamp set is so versatile and fun to use!  Hope you enjoy the card!  The colors used are: Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Melon Mambo and Garden Green.  Wonderful combination!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

SALSA Retired Stamp Sale!

Salsa Stamper’s Retired Stamp Sale this weekend!

When: Friday, August 4th       Time: From 3 pm - 7 pm.
Saturday, August 5th     Time: From 10 am - 3 pm.

Where: Promise Community Church
3803 Atrisco NW - Albuquerque West Side - 87114

Everything priced at 50% off or more!  See you there!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Hexagon Pop Up Box

Here is my 3D swap for the upcoming Stampin' Up! Thailand trip!  Love the hexagon box technique and love the Swan Lake stamp set!  Enjoy!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Climbing Orchid Card

This beautiful card highlights the new Climbing Orchid stamp set and the new In Colors!  Did you notice we have embossing paste?  Yeah!  The paste comes white and you can color it with our reinkers.  Hope you have fun trying this technique!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017

New Annual Catalog!!

The new annual catalog is here!! Woohoo!  You can see the pdf of the catalog by clicking on the new catalog icon on the left hand side of the bar.  If you would like a paper copy, please let me know!

Here is a cute card made with the new Daisy Punch and designer paper.  The ink used is Wisteria Wonder and Crushed Curry.  Enjoy!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Large Number Framelits Graduation Card

Today is a great example of the variety of cards you can make with the Large Number and Large Letter dies.  The graduation card is great for guys or gals and the birthday card is great for both too! Doesn't it look like a license plate?  What other ideas could you come up with? 
Hope you will try these cards!  Kathy

Thursday, May 25, 2017


Hi all!

June classes are posted!  Hope you can come to some of them!  Have a wonderful day!

Here is a cute card from the new catalog!  You can purchase this product as a bundle before the end of the May!  The flyer on the left hand bar and it has all the details!  Order online today!  Kathy

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Side bar options!

Hi all,

Did you know I have a list of YouTube videos from Stampin' Up!  They are listed on the left hand side of my page under Stampin' Up! Projects and Techniques.  Many of the new catalog videos can be seen here!

Did you know I have a Technique Listing on the left hand side of my page?  Take a look!

Did you know I have a Blender Pen refill listed on the left hand side of the page?  Yes, I do!

Take a look at each of these.

Have a wonderful day.  Kathy

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May Clubs and Classes

Hi everyone,

The Clubs and Classes schedule for May are now posted.  Please check the tabs above.

Happy Stamping!  Kathy

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Special Reasons Card

This is a lovely stamp set and framelits from the Occasions Catalog!  Both items are retiring as of May 31st, so please order your own set today!  The ink colors in this card are: Peekaboo Peach, Wisteria Wonder, Flirty Flamingo, Wild Wasabi, Mint Macaron and Basic Black.  A Wink of Stella is also used on the cut out flower.  Enjoy your day!  K

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!  I hope you had a great day!  Here is a little card I made for OnStage in San Diego.  I hope you like it.  It uses two sets from the Occasions Catalog.  Both will be in the new Annual Catalog!  The technique for the dragonfly is the Baby Wipe technique used with Pacific Point and Emerald Envy reinkers.  

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Spring is Here!

Here is a fun card using the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set. The technique is Watercolor Wash. Stamp the dragonfly image on Shimmery cardstock using Versamark ink and emboss with Clear embossing powder.  Once the embossing powder is cooled,  wet the Shimmery cardstock with water using a aqua painter and float your ink colors on the water.  Use your reinkers for this.  The technique will give the paper a watercolor look and the embossed images will resist the water.  Allow to dry.  Don't blot the Shimmery cardstock with a paper towel or the ink will absorb into the paper towel!  Once dry, you can cut it with the stitched framelits and adhere to your card!

Have fun!  Kathy

Thursday, March 9, 2017

St. Patrick's Day will be here soon!

St. Patrick's Day is next week!  Yikes!  Here is a fun card to make this weekend just in time to send to your family and friends!  The clover is made with the heart punch.  There are two layers on each petal of the clover.  The first set of hearts is to stabilize the clover and the second set of hearts is folded in the middle to create dimension.

Stamp Sets used are:  Work of Art, Banners for You, and Teeny Tiny Wishes - Inks:  Basic Black, Cucumber Crush - Cardstock: Emerald Envy, Gold Foil - Extras:  Heart Punch, Banners framelits, 3/4" circle punch, for the coins, Lace doily, metallic gold ribbon, and rhinestone.  The rhinestone was colored with a green Sharpie marker.

Have a wonderful week!  Kathy

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Dragonflies!!! Awesome!

Stamp Camp is today and we are making this original card using the Baby Wipe technique!  The reinker colors we are using are Emerald Envy and Pacific Point over Shimmery White cardstock.  The rest of the card is made using Copper Embossing Powder.  What do you think?  

Monday, February 27, 2017

Crazy, Spectacular Day!

Here is a fun, creative Birthday Card using the Cake Crazy Stamp set from the Occasions Catalog! The colors used are Night of Navy, Real Red and Pumpkin Pie inks.  The card measures 4 1/4" x 9 1/2" and is scored at 5 1/2".  The 4" square piece is then scored diagonally and folded to stand up.  A piece of 4" x 4" piece of Night of Navy is layered on one side of the triangle and the stamped 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" Whisper White cs is the next layer.  The designer paper strip is 1 1/4" x 4".  Can you decipher the rest?  Hope so!   Have a wonderful day!  Kathy

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Yummy in my Tummy Card

The Stamp Set Yummy in My Tummy is such a cute set!  
Hope you enjoy this cute guy for a fun birthday card!


The card is set on Thick Whisper White cardstock, with one layer in Whisper White cardstock.  The Party Animal Designer Series Paper is the background.  The Crumb Cake cardstock little monster has a shaker card tummy.  His friend is celebrating too!!!  The words come from the Balloon Adventures Stamp Set.  You can order all of the materials to make this card by clicking on one of the shop now buttons to the left.  Have a wonderful day!  Kathy 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

February Valentine's Cards

February is a time to remember our loved ones by sending them cards and treats that say "I Love You!".  Here are a few projects to celebrate the day.  The stamp set used is Sealed with Love along with the Love Notes Framelit Dies listed on page 14 in the new Occasions Catalog.  The decorative paper is also coordinated with this stamp set.  For every purchase of $50.00 before ship and tax, you can also add one free product from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  Both catalogs are listed at the left.  Order them today!!

 Inspired from Becky Roberts and Cindy Brumbaugh

To make this cute gift box you need two sheets of 6" x 6" designer paper. 

  • Note the direction of your print and score the first line on your 6" x 6" piece of designer paper at 3/4".  This will  be the top of the treat bag.  On the remaining three sides of the 6" x 6" paper, score each side at 1 ½”.  Do this on the second piece of 6" x 6" paper also.  
  • Fold all the scored lines and fold down the top portion.  Add Tear and Tape adhesive and connect both    parts of the box together.  The sides will overlap.
  • Cut the base scored lines so that you will create a base.  Add Tear and Tape and secure.  There is your  box! 
  • Punch holes in the top and add the 8” ribbon.
  • Punch the top of the 2” x 3” piece of Whisper White c/s using the Tag Topper punch.  Add all the embellishments to the front of the tag and secure with mini  glue dots. 
  • Add the tag onto the box using the ribbon and a staple. 
  • You can add a 1 ½” x 3” piece of cardstock at the bottom of the box if you want.  Fill with treats!

   I hope you will try these treats and have fun giving them to your love ones!  Enjoy!