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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

Nov 8, 2013

What fun things can you do with...

Toilet Paper
 
 
 
OMG who would have thought
to use TP for a card...
 
Well it's a fun project...
Plan ahead, you need just a little bit more time
 
Check out the tutorial on

 
Here you go...
Here is my inspiring card...
 
 
What a simple card,
I used the
'Huge Blooms' stamp set
from MFPaHeinrich Co
 
It's a fun tutorial...
try it...you might like it...heehee
I know I did...
 
Remember to join the fun
if you use a MFP paper and stamps a Heinrich Co
your entry will count as 2...
 
Until next time...
Happy Craft'n
thanks for stopping by...
 
 

Nov 4, 2013

With Sympathy...

What a great card to add to your stash,
a
This week's challenge at Friends of Speedy TV
I just love doing cards that have a meaning...
it's almost like making a card for just that someone....
 
What a great way to challenge yourself...and add cards to your stash of cards...
 
Here is my inspiration for you to start with...
 
 
Great, right?
It's so simple...it's almost 1 layer,
but I did not think the white card base would look good...
I all I did was take some Stampin' Up markers
that coordinates together...
Colored kind of messy and than stamped my image...
the stamp set I used from 
Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Co....
'Marsh Silhouettes stamp set'...
 
 
Easy Peasy, right?
Try your talents with making a
Than write a blog post about it,
 Join the fun on
 
Remember
you don't have to use Mark's Finest a Heinrich Co stamps,
but as always
if you do than your card will count as 2...
now you have that info....
Check out the other DT's inspiration....
TTFN
& Happy Craft'n
Katie


Nov 1, 2013

Two Tone Resist...

It's Tutorial Time on Speedy TV
 
This week's tutorial is all about
Resist...
Challenge # 73
 
Check out the tutorial
(GREAT tutorial Pat)
 
 
Oh this was a bit of a challenge for me, but I did it...
I used some Tim Holtz inks to make this card...
I really like it, now that I look back on it...
what do you think?
 
I used a new stamp from the
It's definitely a
'got ta have that stamp set' kind of stamp
so check it and other 'got ta have that stamp set' stamps at
 Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a Heinrich Co
there are tons of newer stamps that are amazing...
AND well worth it...
I also used the
 
So now make a two tone resist card and join the challenge
at Challenge # 73...
 
Just a little reminder,
you do not have to use a MFPaHc stamp...
but if you do your card is with 2 entries...
so head on over and join the fun...
you can also find some great inspiration from
other design team members...
Great job ladies.
I am so lucky to work with such a great and talented design team...
 
Ok so...
 
How was your Halloween yesterday?
my youngest daughter was a Volley Ball Zombie
 
She did a great job at her make up,
what do you think?
 

 
Yep she did the make up all by herself!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
  
Well, that's about it...
So for now...
 
Happy Craft'n
Katie
 

Oct 28, 2013

Like it or NOT...

It's Almost
November
Crazy, huh,

Well this should give you a jump start to the
'Holiday' Seasons
Yep, it's now...
Challenge # 96
is a
  
 
I used my Cameo to cut a darling
Lever Card...
I added a black vinyl to the top of the card...
It would not cut well with paper or cardstock...
 
I love this little girly witch hang'n out on the moon...
It's one you can find over at
Mark's Finest Paper's a Heinrich Co.
the sentiment is perfect...
added some washi tape and there it is...
a Halloween Themed card
at
 
Until next time...
Happy Craft'n
Katie
 
 


Oct 25, 2013

What can you do with some Fruit?

This weeks challenge over on
This great tutorial is brought to you  by...
she has some really cool ideas
to be 'Thrifty' in your craft room...
 
Well, when I was making my card,
I had NO fruit in the house...
so can you guess what I used to do a
 
 
Should I tell you that I used a...
 
Potato
 
I cut it in half and tried to make it have different surface areas...
I think if I would have not cut the potato but
'snapped' in half it would have been
more textures...lesson learned...
 
I did use my Cameo to cut the music note...
 
I saw this tutorial on YouTube, gotta love You Tube, right...
but it gave me the idea of this easel kind of card...
I think I will share that with you later...
so be sure to come back to learn how to
do this card technique
(not the inked fruit background technique)...
 
Check out the tutorial,
and give it a try...
Now post it to your blog...
Than link that blog post to
 
If you use a Mark's Finest Paper's a Heinrich stamp set
your proget will count as 2 entries,
better odds with that...
but you can use any stamp,
just try the tutorial!!!
 
Well that's about it for now...
Happy Craft'n
have a great weekend I will see you back
on Monday for a new FOSTV post...
Happy Craft'n
Katie


Oct 21, 2013

Harvesting Time...

Can you believe it's Fall already?
I sure feel like this year has gone so fast.
This weeks challenge at
So you want to see my card, huh...
 
 
Look at that darling little scarecrow...
it's a new stamp set from
Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Co
 
'I am Thankful' stamp set
go check it out...
 
 
There are more great new releases too...
there is the most beautiful floral stamp set,
oh and some other Fall Themed stamp sets too...
 
So join in at
Mark's Finest Papers MFPSpeedyTV .ning community
the challenge is great fun,
each week we do a different theme.
You don't even have to use a MFP stamp set
this is a great way to earn some though...
If you win you win a stamp set to use
on the next challenge
if you do use a MFP stamp set
your card/project count as 2 entries.
what great odds... :)
 
Be sure to check out the other DT Blogs,
I am so lucky to be on such a great team
there is so much talent and diversity, it's wonderful....
you can find them on the right side bar...
--------------->
 
Well, it's a quick little post today...
Happy Monday
C ya later this week...
I have a fun project to share with you soon...
so check back often
 
*hint*
it's a 3D paper project
Happy craft'n
Katie

Oct 18, 2013

Clay Anyone?

Hey it's Katie here
I want to show you how to
play with clay
and make some really cool
embellishments for your cards and other projects...
than you can make one and join us at 
Lis Robson is our design team member that
put this tutorial together...
Great Job Lis, thank you...
 


Tutorial can be found here...
 
I got some Sculpey III baking clay for my project,
but you can use just about any clay, Wally Word has some
clay that you just mold into what you want and there you have it...
a Clay Embellishment...
easy peasy.
I did have to bake my clay and I do not have a clay press
or pasta thing and I was still just to make it work...
Lots of options you have here...
 
After I baked my clay, I let it cool
than colored it with
some Stampin Up markers...
 
added a ribbon and a die cut
from my cameo...and yep
it's time to enter the challenge...
 
Hope to see you at
 
 

 

Oct 14, 2013

Tags and Banners Oh My,

Todays challenge is all about
 
 
For my card I used my cameo to cut these great banner pieces,
Using the Tailgate Party stamp set from
Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich co
online store...go check them out,
They have wonderful things in that store...
Lots and Lots of VERY cool stamps
with new ones each month...
How fun is that?
I die cut the Birthday sentiment with my Cameo
OMG do I love my Cameo, it's great for everything...
Oh yeah and back to the card,
I used plastic wrap to glue on the fun tissue paper...
I will be doing a tutorial on this technique
for TTOSTV in
March 2014
so watch for that...
 
Come join us as we
challenge you to make  a card or project with
 
 
Be sure to check out the other designs
from the design team...they always inspire me to do new things.
 
 
Have a great day...
I know I will!!!
My BFF coming to play with stamps...
It's so nice to have a BFF that understands the
addiction I have for crafting...she is the same way...
I love you lots Linda.

C ya Friday with a
challenge from TTOST
 
 


Oct 11, 2013

by Design Team member
Ginny Maxam
 
What a fun project...
I got my Pearl Ex powders
 
I don't think you can see how it shines
but I see a little bit of shine...
 
 
Here is a 2nd look at the card...
 
 
come join the challenge...it's loads of fun...
well that's about it for now...
Happy Friday...  

Oct 7, 2013

Anniversary...it's coming up soon....

 
Come join us in celebrating an anniversary
make a card and join the challenge..
 
Here is my card
 
 
The front of the card was made using my Cameo
and a Silhouette America cut file...
 
I used the Love Love Love Stamp set
you can get this stamp set at
Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich co online store.
 
 
and the inside was stamped using a mini stamp set
by Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Co as well
Lily of the Valley Mini Stamp Set
 
Thanks for stop'n by
Hope to see your card inter this fun challenge...
 
until next time...
 
 


Oct 4, 2013

Wrap'n it up...

Hey, it's time to wrap things up...
by design team member Jane Chambers
is to...
What a fun way to give the gift of art with
a little gift in a gift...
I love this idea
here is what I created

Simple but elegant, don't you think?
I used some washi tape and a doily
and an embossing folder to decorate this bag.
A little bit of dry embossing looks great on a bag...
I used the Love Love Love Stamp Set from
Mark's Finest Paper's a Heinrich Co
online store.
A great place to buy your
stamping supplies.
Dress up your paper bag...
Come join us at
Challenge # 69

Please join us at
Tutorial Time on Mark's Finest Papers MFPSpeedyTV

challenge # 69

Paper Bag Embossing

Well that's about it for today...
be sure to check out the design team blogs for some
great inspiration...and leave some blog'n love...
Tell us what you like...


Sep 30, 2013

What's Your Favorite Color?

This week's
is all about COLOR
My favorite color is normally purple...
but I have always loved to wear pink...
 
So with that little bit about me...
I Chose Purple for my card today...
as you can see...heehee


The flower and the Sentiment are both
using the Spring Flowers Stamp Set from
Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps a Heinrich Co
online store...
(you would be amazed at how many new stamp sets they have)
so be sure to check it out...
I tried the cracked glass technique on the flower
but as you can see it did not do so well...heehee
I used it anyway...the picture is horrible but in
'real' life it looks better....
for the embossed background
I used the Chevron embossing folder from Stampin' Up...
and the scallop punch is also from Stampin' Up
even the paper is from Stampin' Up as well...
I must really like Stampin' Up goodies...
 they go well with the gorgeous stamp sets by
Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Co.
 
 Now show us your favorite color
join the
 FOSTV Challenge # 92
 and remember you do not have to use stamps from
Mark's Finest Papers
but if you do your project will
be worth 2 entries...what a great deal
this is a great way to add some fun stamps to your collection...

Hope to see you there,

Sep 27, 2013

So Smooth...

This week's Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV is
by Design team member Pam
 
 
What a fun way to showcase a beautiful stamp...
 
I used the
You Are an Angel stamp set by Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Co
what a great online store for all your card making.
 
I used gold tissue paper for the background...
I love how this turned out, how about you?
 
Come join the fun at
 
Hope to see you there...

 

Sep 23, 2013

It's a Zoo around here...

This weeks challenge at
FOSTV
Animal Card


Here is my inspiring animal card for you...
I hope you had a chance to check out other
design team members cards...
they are the best...
 
Be sure to take on the challenge
more info here...
Also check out the other
design team blogs
for inspiration...
 
Happy Craft'n ~ Katie

Sep 20, 2013

High Lighting and Low Lighting...

Which one will you choose...
 
Todays Tutorial Time on Speedy TV
 
 
Here are the two cards I made using this technique
 
 
a little closer photo of the  
Highlighting
 coloring on the 'outside' of the embossed images
 
 
Here is a closer photo of the
Low Lighting
bleaching on the 'inside' of the image
 

 
I don't think you can see my low lighting technique
but it's there...I used the bleach on the inside of the stems.
 
Come join the fun
 
you might be a winner of this weeks
Challenge, you can earn
FREE stamp sets when you win...
so come join the fun
 
That's about it for now...
Until next time...



Sep 16, 2013

FOSTV Says ...

Decorate Those Corners...
OMG...what a great idea!
 
Decorated Corners
 
 
This stamp set can be found at
Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich co online store...
I think it makes a perfect wedding or anniversary card...
what do you think?
It's an easel style of card
pretty simple but fun...and elegant too boot...
  
I used my Cameo to draw the corner flourishes using a
Papermate Eraser Mate ball point pen...
I first cut the shaped with the Cameo, than
loaded my Cameo with the pen...
after it was done drawing that beautiful design
I quickly took the drawn cardstock off the mat
and poured on the red heat embossing powder...
can you believe it .. using embossing powder...
yep that's right... the ink seems to stay wet enough
to heat emboss your design...
Wow, Amy Chomas taught this a while back...
I love this,
I don't do it much but I think I might just try to use it more...
 
 
Thanks for stop'n by today...
Hope you have a great day...
be sure to join the FOSTV Challenge # 90
Decorate those Corners...

 

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