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Jun 29, 2014

OH MY GOSH!!!

It's really been since January that I posted something on here?
WOW,
oops, sorry...
thank you for hanging around to see if I get back in to blogging and all that good stuff...
My mojo is coming back, so that is a wonderful thing...

Yesterday, I made a cute fire truck
the kit is an SVGCuts.com kit...
it's from the





WOW,
I got carried away with the bling...what do you think?
I just love how it turned out...
I think I will be donating it to the local volunteer fire department
Holbrook volunteer Fire Department.
The fire department has a long wall of fire trucks that was 
donated by a previous volunteer.
I think that's the best place for it, maybe...
Maybe I might have to keep it or give it to my 
dad Jim. he was a volunteer fireman for many years.
So,  I might give it to him? we will see
I will try to let you know who got this darling fire truck.
OH, and thank god for Mary and Leo,
it was a bit tricky to put together, but they made is so 
much easier by their great video tutorials...
What a great resources that is for us paper craft'ers.

So I bet you want to see more of what I have been doing...

Ok,
This next one is a horrible picture but you can see I used the


I used some of the DSP from Stampin Up
what great colors to put together.
I also used some background stamps I have.
So fun huh... love all the colors and how they go together so well...

Next, a stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers and penny slider card
to make this darling interactive card.


very cute...I love'd it so much I had a couple of my crafter's make a set of 2 during
one of my workshops.
I host workshops in my home...I have a big craft room devoted to my crafting...
it's such a fun part of the house...it only takes up about 
25% of the house...heehee and I love it...

Here is another card I made using the Banner Banter stamp set and the Banner Punch
both from Stampin Up. Also from Stampin Up the Petite Petals stamp set and punch.
I just love the punch and stamp sets by Stampin Up...they are great...


The edge of the card is a Braided Card I got the technique from
she is a cool Stampin Up Independent Demonstrator
that makes the great video tutorials...you should check her out...

Next is some cards I made using the
from Stampin Up.


this is a great stamp, I have used it on so many cards
lately. It's so fun...
What do you think? cool huh...
Here is a close up of the father's day card...


Just perfect...
The tags on each side of the sentiment uses
the Banner Punch from Stampin Up...
It's so easy to make the flag look.

Ok, ready for more?

Here is the front of the Graduation announcements I did for my son's
High School Graduation


I made 40 of these, that was quite the task...
it took me a long time to finish and send them out...
but they did go out a week before the graduation.
As they were an announcement not an invitation.
So proper edicite was used in sending these cute announcements...
the inside is so cute... It has a picture of him and the information.
We made a QR code and printed them on a clear sticker paper,
it's link to his blog.
The blog has a link to PayPal to give a gift of money...
Funny, huh...
Some day I will try to post the inside too..
maybe?

Well, off to make some more fun projects...
I will try to post more often...

Happy Craft'n
KtsAngels
aka; Katie

I just linked to the 
Linky Party at Craftin Desert Diva's .
you should too... :)


Jan 27, 2014

Way Too Long...

So So Sorry,
it's been like forever since my last post...
I know right...
well here is a little something for you
 to see what I have been so busy with and can't post to my blog...heehee

I checked out the  SVGCuts forum and found that ATC swaps are still alive and well
so I know I loved participating in the past so I thought it might get my mojo back
if I join this next swap...
ATC Swap Feb 2014
Valentines Day Theme

Here is what I made to send to all my peps...




I made an envelope for each card...using my envelop punch board
I got for Christmas from my son...

there were enough people to swap with, 
(thanks to our coordinator UNIKMO, she has really done a great job)
we had 3 groups to trade with...I was on 1 of the 3
and the group I was with was international trading... :) 
oh I can hardly wait to see all the fun ATC's we get...

I have received a few so far...and mine were sent out over the weekend...

well just a little something to say 'Hi'...I miss you bunches...
but I am getting my crafty mojo back
doing things I love most...

Hope you have a great time checking out my blog...
Happy Craft'n
Katie

Dec 28, 2013

Hey Everyone....

I know,
you have not seen me much lately...
I have been so busy with the Holiday's and all
Christmas that is...I hate to say 
'Happy Holidays'
It's called 'CHRISTMAS' for a reason
and if I offend anyone that is their problem, right...

OK on to where I have been...

I have resigned from Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Co design teams...
I just could not keep up...I was feeling like I 'had' to get this and that and this done
all the time...it became a choir instead of  enjoyment...
Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Co is a GREAT company...
They have great stamps that are awesome to stamp with...

However, I want to focus again on what I LOVE to do...
and that is
3D paper crafting and Scrapbooking...

On the Scrapbooking side I have some goodies I got to start
a Project Life scrapbook...
That is so fun, I don't know if it's any easier but I am having fun
and want to do more of it...
I don't like to scrapbook the 'everyday' stuff...
I prefer doing a 'holiday' or 't'rip' or something special scrapbooking...
so we will see how I get my Project Life books going...
I would love to learn how to scrapbook the 'everyday' thing...
because my memory is getting worse I feel like I really
do need to do more of the everyday stuff...we will see...

Yesterday my hubby helped me put a ribbon holder together
It's not 'pretty' but it is functional...I think it will work great for me...
What do you think...


Can you see it? it's just above my so AWESOME ink holder...
the ribbon holder is cool huh...I think I will work great,
other than when I run out of a color in the middle or add a color
I will have to take it all down and put it back together...
oh well I will see just how long it will stay grouped in colors...heehee

Oh and that ink pad just behind it, well I think I did a blog post about it already...
maybe not...I can't find it on my blog...
anyway it's an old hotel key/mail box...
My friend Angela gave it to me.
she has had it for sometime and we think it came out of the old 
Hotel in Holbrook... My dear dad cleaned it up and made it all pretty again...
got ta love those parents, right...
he is so very talented in EVERYTHING...
it fits just perfect on it's side and the
Stampin' Up ink pads fit perfect, and where the 
key hung from makes a perfect pen holder next to it...


What do you think, perfect huh...
I put a little box from Stampin' Up...
they are the Stamp & Supply Boxes
they are on clearance now...you get 10 clear boxes for $0.99 right now...
oh my, I think I need more...what do you think? at that price it's crazy...
if you are interested in purchasing some of these great boxes
and don't have a demonstrator to purchase them from
Please feel free to add
Joshua Wenger as your demonstrator...
You will have to do a search to find him, and add him as your demonstrator...

Happy New Year
2013 has not been the best,
so I hope 2014 will be the best ever

Well, that's about it for now...
Hugs to all...
Thank you for all your support....
Happy Craft'n
Katie


Dec 2, 2013

New Day...New Challenge...

Hey guys
How is it going?
It's crazy busy in my home right now...
I had a great time with
Black Friday...
how about you? did you find any good deals?
I know I did...
well on to this weeks challenge at
aka FOSTV
Anything But a Card

So I thought I would try a gift box...

This is what I did for 


using the Holiday Tag Stamp Set from
MFPaHc stamps
what great stamps these are...
go check'em out...


I found this great tutorial online...
well on YouTube anyway...
to make a Nugget Box...

What a fun and easy project for those last minute gifts
for the holiday...

Well come join us at 
Remember...
use a Mark's Finest Stamp Set and your entry will count as 2...

Let's see your anything but a card project...
Until next time...
Happy Craft'n
Katie



Nov 30, 2013

OOPS....soo much going on....

I don't know about you but I am so short on time right now
I totally forgot to post for


so here is a quick post showing my
masking tape background.


too cute...I love this stamp, it was perfect for this card...
Hope you have a great weekend...what's left of it anyway...

Come join in on the masking tape background challenge...

Happy Craft'n
Katie

Nov 25, 2013

Anything Goes at FOSTV Challenge # 100

This weeks challenge at
is...
So what did I make?


 Yep I made that...lol

I used my Cameo to cut the gingerbread shape then stamped the image...
it's such a fun way to fussy cut an image...let the die cutter do the hard work
You can find tutorials on how to use your Cameo to fussy cut your stamp images...
I loved how I thought of giving just 1 gingerbread stamp a heart...
I also used my Stamp-A-Majig by Inkadinkado...
I am not so good at using the stamp-a-ma-jig, so I need lots of practice, right....
but to make the stamped sentiment in the corner so I could make
the image look very good, deep color to it...I stamped it a few times
and with this cool tool you can do that easy pegy...

The stamp sets used for this project are:
Presents 2013,
Holiday Tag 2013
Winter Scenes 2012
you can get these stamp sets at
Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Co online store

Now go check out the other projects that the design team members have made...
You can get some really great ideas each week
for the challenge each week at
Mark's Finest Papers MFPSpeedyTV
Friends of Speedy TV Challenge

You know the rules...
so go make something,
anything goes
and link your blog post...

You just might win this fun stamp set,


Now that's a got to have stamp set...I know I say that with every stamp
it's true, they are all got to have stamp sets...heehee

That's about it for today...
Happy Craft'n
blog'n hugs to each of you...
Katie


Nov 22, 2013

Making Your Own Chipboard

Hey, it's FRIDAY...
how exciting huh,
well if you visit my blog much,
We have a new tutorial to share...
by Davi Reid, design team member for
 
So how do you make your own chipboard?
click HERE to learn how...
 
Here is what I created to inspire you how to make chipboard...
 
I could not get it to stand up by it's self, so the glass adds a great touch...heehee
 
I used a retired Stampin' Up punch, I punched some of my really thin
chipboard and glued them together...
after that I punched some papers to finish the project.
I added some bakers twine and a candy cane
good thing Christmas is just around the corner, huh...
It worked perfect, the sentiments are from a
Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Co online store
check it out...
 
So for now get some cereal boxes or like material
glue some together and add some pretty papers to finish it off...
 
 
link your blog post to challenge # 76
Remember you don't have to use MFPaHc stamps
but if you do it counts as 2...
winning a stamp set from MFPaHc is amazingly fun...heehee
here is the stamp set you will win this week...
 
 
Well, TTFN (ta ta for now)...
Happy Craft'n
Katie
 
 
 
 

Nov 18, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving...

well almost...
So can you guess what the challenge is
for Friends of Speedy TV?
 
Yep. you guessed it....
 
 
So with that here is my inspiring card...heehee
 
 
What do you think?
I like it lots...
I love that stamp image from the
I am Thankful stamp set
you can get it at
 
Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Co
 
So what are you thankful?
I know I am so thankful for
so many things, I don't know that anyone
really wants the details...
but I am grateful to be on such a great design team
Friends of Speedy TV challenge group...
there is so much talent,
please make sure you visit the
other design team's blogs...
loads of great inspiration...
 
Come join us for
 
be sure to check out the rules before you link your post...
 
Happy Craft'n
 
Thanks for coming by...see you again soon...


Nov 15, 2013

An Altered Notebook...

Hey, it's Friday...
 
 
And better yet,
It's my turn to teach you something new...
 
This weeks tutorial is...
 
Go check out the tutorial
I have to say it's pretty fun...heehee
it is my tutorial and all...lol
 
Here is my inspiration piece...
 
 

 
I got some small little composition books when Wally World was discounting back to school supplies...what a great time to pick up things like that...don't you love that...
It's not what you spend it's what you saved, right?!?!?!?!
 
So used ribbon on one and none on the other...it's up to you....
Ok now tell me you don't like the stamp on this notebook...
darling, huh...
I love this stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Co
it's from the
Huge Blooms Stamp Set
go check it out...you will love it...
 
Well happy Friday...
I hope you enjoy making an altered notebook...
remember you don't have to use MFPaHc stamps
but if you do, your project is worth 2 entries...
what a deal...more chance to win...
 
Well about that weekend...can't wait to have some fun this weekend...how about you?
I hope you set aside some time to craft, I know I am...
hang'n with BFF's to do some craft'n...
So happy weekend...
c ya all Monday with a new challenge with FOSTV...
Katie

Nov 11, 2013

Torn Paper Creations...

Can you guess what today's challenge is at
here is my creation I made with


yep, torn sand paper...
I just love this card...
it looks so 'beachy'
(if that's a word, beachy)
don't you think...
I used the
Spring Things stamp set
for the sentiment on this card...

the flip flops and umbrella were cut using my Cameo.

I also made a card with torn Stampin' Up's
cherry cobbler card stock


So what do you think?
I used Mark's Favorite Papers a Heinrich Co
stamp set...
Fall Apples Stamp
for the apples
the very dark apples

and the sentiment is from...
I Am Thankful Stamp set
check out the other design teams projects
hop on over to their blogs...
Be sure to leave some blog'n love.

Oh and join the challenge.


as always you don't have to use a
MFPaHc stamp, BUT if you do
it's like entering 2 cards for every entry.

Well that's today's post for you...

I would like to add a little message to all of our
Wonderful Veteran's
I am so thankful for your dedication to serve.
I never realized before how much the military does for us...

When I see or hear of young men and women
that join the armed forces now
I am so thankful, even with our
horrible situation
these peps still join the military...
so thank you go to each and
every member, current and/or past.
You are brave people
Thank you for our freedom and more...
Happy Craft'n
Katie
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