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I’m Back and with Big News!

13 Nov

So, I just returned from OnStage Live in Salt Lake City.  It was wonderful, just what I needed to get energized.  I realize I’ve been away from this Blog for a while.  Hopefully, you’ve been following me over on Facebook at Kathy’s Stamping World.  If not, be sure to jump over there and Like the page to get even more ideas and update.

So, my dear friend and fellow demonstrator, Melissa Stout, decided it was time to harass me about not writing a blog post in, well, forever.  She started sending me this….repeatedly.


I had to make it stop, so here we are!  Now for the big news!

We learned this past weekend that Stampin’ Up! has created a fabulous new tool!  It’s called the Stamparatus!  This tool is going to blow your mind.  It will retail for $49.00 and you will have to make a reservation through my website to be among the first preorder shipments which begin February 16th.  Unfortunately, you can’t do that just yet.  You’ll be able to make the preorder reservation from November 16 – 30th. The reservation window opens at 2:00 PM (MT) on November 16. While supplies last.  Here are some still shots of this awesome tool, but be sure to scroll down and watch the video for all the juicy details.


Sunshine Wishes Meets Sponge Brayer

15 Jul



The new sponge brayers are easy to use and inexpensive and can produce some great effects, especially when coupled with the Irresistably Yours Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Today’s card  couldn’t be any simpler to create.  All the details are available on the Free Tutorial Sheet below.  For other Quick and Easy Cards, hop on over the SSINKspiration Blog page and see what the other designers have created.

A watermark

Sunshine Wishes Meets Sponge Brayer Tutorial


Curtain Fold Card

14 Jun


I just love this Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper!  Anything pink is good, but add black with it and it’s even better!  Now, if I can add a simple fold, in this case, the curtain or as some call it drapery fold and a sentiment stamp I’ve got a card that pops!  Today on the SSINKspiration  blog, the designers are featuring their favorite new DSP.  I’ve gotta admit, picking just one was tough!  (I also really love the Foral Boutique DSP.)  If you’re unfamiliar with how to do this fold, be sure to download the tutorial below and you can replicate this card in no time!

curtain fold

Drapery Card Tutorial

Gift Card Holder Box

11 Mar

Here’s a fun way to give a gift card.  To get all the directions, just download them from below.


inside box


Sale-a-Bration Card with a Banner Twist

4 Mar

2photo 1So what do you do when you want to use a number of fun toys all at once?  You put them all on the same card of course!  I ended up loving this card by the time I was finished with it.  The banner framelit actually goes over both the front and back of the card.  I’ve prepared a written tutorial complete with pictures for your convenience.  Just click the link below.

Card Tutorial

Double Easel Valentine Tutorial

29 Jan

Here’s a fun twist on the basic easel card.   This may look complicated, but it’s oh, so, simple!  For your creating pleasure, there’s a picture tutorial below!

Here’s the card closed…

easel32And here’s the card opened…

easel62What do you think?  I can’t wait to give it to my husband…not because I think it’s so fun, but because it will be fun just watching him trying to figure out how the card works!  LOL!

Just click below to get a listing of all the supplies, dimensions, and a picture tutorial so that you can create your own!


Graduation Cap Card

5 Jul

This year we were invited to a number of graduation parties.  Guess I’m getting older as all of our friends seem to be having kids graduating!  This card was one that I could easily customize to each child’s school colors.  The sample below was for someone who graduated from a dark blue/light blue school (actually my old high school!).    To make this card special, it incorporates and explosion fold.  All directions are available on the linked pdf available below.

Tutorial for Explosion Fold

Stamp Set:  Word Play
Tassel:  Made from embroidery floss