Happy Wednesday!

by ktstamps, 3:50 PM

Are you ready for another FUN-FILLED VIDEO for Wednesday? I found a new place to get some fun card sketches.  "Ink it Up with Jessica!"  I love her sketches and how easy they are to create.  I am having a hard time getting myself into my stamp room...does anyone else feel me?   Let me know what your secrets are.  

Isn't this a great sketch?  Please take time to participate in this card share.  Go to my Facebook and add your card in the comment section!

It has been a WHILE!

by ktstamps, 11:16 AM

Sympathy cards serve as a tangible expression of our empathy and concern during times of loss, whether the loss involves a beloved human or a cherished animal companion. Crafting a sympathy card requires a delicate balance of sensitivity and sincerity, acknowledging the pain of loss while offering comfort and support. For human losses, the language tends to gravitate towards celebrating the life of the deceased and offering solace that they will be remembered fondly. It's a gentle reminder that the love and memories shared with the departed continue to live on in the hearts of those left behind.

When the loss involves a pet, the tone of the sympathy card similarly acknowledges the deep bond between the pet and its owner. It’s important to recognize that for many, pets are not just animals but family members who provide unconditional love and companionship. The message might emphasize the joy and unconditional love the pet brought into their owner's life, and how such a unique bond can never be forgotten. This can be a comforting reminder that their pet's legacy is one of love and joy.

WEDNESDAY! Happy Hump Day!

by ktstamps, 4:54 PM

Hump Day Card Sketches offer a unique and creative way to infuse a little excitement and anticipation into the middle of our weeks. Often, we find the stretch from Monday to Friday to be a long and monotonous journey. By incorporating Hump Day Card Sketches, not only do we break the week's routine, but we also engage in a playful and artistic activity that stimulates our creativity and brings joy to others.

The concept behind these sketches is simple yet profoundly impactful. Each Wednesday, you take a moment to sketch a small design on a card. This can be anything from a doodle of the sunrise, a sketch of a cup of coffee, or even a whimsical drawing of an animal doing human activities. The idea is to make it light-hearted and fun, something that brings a smile to the face of whoever receives it. These sketches can then be shared with co-workers, friends, or family members as a mid-week pick-me-up.

Moreover, Hump Day Card Sketches are not just about the end product but also about the process. Engaging in this creative exercise can be a form of mindfulness, allowing one to take a break from the digital world and the hustle of the workday. It’s a moment of tranquility and artistic expression that not only benefits the creator but also those around them. As these sketches circulate, they create a ripple effect of positivity, making the mid-week hump not just bearable, but something to look forward to.


by ktstamps, 2:52 PM

I love all the new Online Exclusives, they make me happy.  I also like to bring back some Annual Favorites.  This is a nice Sketch for today.  I just look at it and see so many possibilities.  I hope you can see them too.  I have included the sketch along with the cards I created.  I used DSP on one and then cardstock on the other.

Have you taken a look at our Online Exclusives?  They are da bomb!  Oh My!  I have really enjoyed these fabulous stamps, bundles, DSP, OH the Embossing Folder!!!!  I wanted to share these with you.  What I like about Robin's Sketches is they have the Measurements included.  I want to Thank Robin Armbrecht for all her sketches.  

The Stampin' Up Forever Love Suite is a delightful collection of coordinating products designed to inspire creativity and help you craft beautiful projects with ease. This suite typically includes themed stamps, coordinating dies or punches, designer series paper, embellishments, and more. The Forever Love Suite often features romantic and elegant designs perfect for creating cards, scrapbook pages, and other paper crafts for occasions like weddings, anniversaries, or simply expressing love and appreciation.

With the Forever Love Suite, you can easily mix and match the various elements to create cohesive and stunning projects that are sure to impress. The versatility of the products in this suite allows you to personalize your creations and add your own unique touch to every piece. Whether you are a seasoned crafter or just starting out, the Stampin' Up Forever Love Suite offers endless possibilities for expressing your creativity and spreading love through handmade creations.

My FIRST Hump Day Sketch!

by ktstamps, 10:53 AM

Creating your first card sketch can be an exciting and enjoyable experience. Next, sketch out your design on a piece of scrap paper before transferring it to your cardstock. Consider the layout, such as where you want your message to go, any images or drawings you want to include, and how you want to decorate the borders. Don't worry about making it perfect on the first try; the beauty of handmade cards is in their uniqueness and charm.

Finally, once you're happy with your sketch, carefully transfer it onto your cardstock using a pencil. Then, you can start coloring, adding details, and personalizing it to make it truly your own. Remember, the most important thing is to have fun and let your creativity shine through in your first card sketch. I am so proud of myself for making this sketch!  Wahoo!