This weekend, we decided to stay in our house. We have been back and forth about what we want to do about our house. So today we brought in some boxes and started to unpack. I am excited…tomorrow starts my big adventure…I will turn my closet in my stamp room to a storage area. So, I will get 20% off a stand and then on Saturday, I will go and order my storage from Storables. I am ready to get my craft room ready to do some serious creating.

On Saturday, I went to stamp with Donna! (She is celebrating 500 hits; enter to win some blog candy. Hurry!) We made a couple of cards, she helped me with my blog, and we started a paper bag book. This was so much fun. I love spending time with her. She is a very kind person and an incredible artist. Please take a look at my book.

Monday is one of the best days to shop on-line. Have a great day.

Wrapping up the Holidays!

by ktstamps, 4:11 PM

Stampin' Up! is wrapping up the year with great holiday wrapping projects at great prices. I can show you great projects!

Now through December 15th (or while supplies last) you can order the following items at a great discount:

#110380 - Tags for All Stamp Set (20% off) - $24.76

#110264 - Designer Gift cards (30% off) - $4.55

#109862 - Chocolate Chip 15/16" satin ribbon - Buy 1, get 1 free!

#109863 - Purely Pomegranate 15/16" satin ribbon - Buy 1, get 1 free!

#112410 - Tin 3-pack 5-5/8" x 5" x 1/2" - $9.95

#110228 - Selected Accents & Elements (25% off) - $8.21

#112409 - Holiday Tag Bundle - $4.95
Includes: 30 pieces of Whisper White card stock 2" x 4-1/4", 15 pieces of Real Red textured card stock 3-1/2" x 4-1/4", 15 pieces of Soft Sky Prints Designer Series Paper (Dotted Diamond pattern) 3" x 4-1/4", and 15 pieces of Real Red twill tape 3-1/2". The pieces for this bundle make 15 cellophane bag toppers that are perfect for neighbor or teacher gifts. They can also be used on cards or scrapbook pages.

If you order any of these supplies, I will send you a 6 detailed projects. Don't miss out on this deal.

Twas the night...

by ktstamps, 8:02 PM
'Twas the night of Thanksgiving,
But I couldn't sleep.
I tried counting backwards,
I tried counting sheep.
The leftovers beckoned
The dark meat and white,
But I fought the temptation
With all of my might.
Tossing and turning
With anticipation
The thought of a snack
Became infatuation.
So, I raced to the kitchen
Flung open the door
And gazed at the fridge
Full of goodies galore.
I gobbled up turkey
And buttered potatoes,
Pickles and carrots,
Beans and tomatoes.
I felt myself swelling
So plump and so round.
'Til all of a sudden
I rose off the ground.
I crashed through the ceiling
Floating into the sky
With a mouthful of pudding
And a handful of pie.
But, I managed to yell
As I soared past the trees...
Happy eating to all
Pass the cranberries please!
May your stuffing be tasty.
May your turkey be plump.
May your potatoes 'n gravy
Have nary a lump,
May your yams be delicious,
May your pies take the prize.
May your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs.
May your Thanksgiving be blessed.....: )

Happy Thanks giving to you and your family! Thank you for blessing my blog with all your holiday cheer! kt

The Winner is....

by ktstamps, 9:48 PM
Michele is the winner of my blog candy! Yeah Michele! Please contact me so I can get your address to mail you some good candy! Take time to check out her blog by pressing here. Thank you all for participating.
I made these cards for a technique junkie’s swap. They took me forever to come up with an original idea to make these cards using a new technique. Well, one month later I finally came up with the card. I have grown to like it but it took me a while!

I have so much to be thankful for!

by ktstamps, 5:19 PM
At most Starbuck stores, you see employees were pins on their aprons. These pins are giving by their peers for a job well done. Our store, didn’t wear their pins. So…one day I decided to ask all the employees to wear their pins. OMG! We have employees who have worked for Starbucks for over 7 years! It has been amazing see the pins they have all earned. We have had lots of customers ask about the pins. I feel it has really brightened up our store.
To my amazement, I received a MUG award on Friday. A MUG award is given to a partner for “Moves of Uncommon Greatness” that help them achieve their goals. It’s a way to say thank you for helping out and I couldn’t have done it without you! This is a picture of my FIRST pin on my apron! (Yes, I showed it off to everyone! I was very proud and shocked I received this award.)


by ktstamps, 6:05 PM
I just saw my counter is almost at 1000 visits and that means it's time for blog candy! YES! I have been waiting for this moment to arrive. We all have many things in our life’s to be thankful for and now it's time you share those with me! You can either do this by writing something, sharing a card, or scrapbook page. I will have MDP pick a number on Saturday at Noon PST! (I haven't decided what I want to give away...but it will be worth your while!) Thank you for all your support, technical help, and love. kt


by ktstamps, 2:46 PM
I love this Sisterhood stuff! I have had so many comments, blog help and I even help someone with their blog! Alana, thank you so much for organizing this group. I am very privilege to belong. If you are thinking about blogging and you would like some support, new contacts, stampers who love to stamp, or want to start a blog of your own…this is the group! Thank you to all my Sisterhood buddies! Press here to see our new sisterhood blog. kt

Ribbon tying

by ktstamps, 11:43 AM
Have you ever tried to tie a knot in ribbon? I have trouble at times and as I was viewing Misty's website and came across this video she had on tying ribbon. Thank you so much Misty for this video!

Cheryl's Dream Big!

by ktstamps, 9:02 PM
This is my last post on "Dream Big". Thank you for participanting in this great swap. I think your work was great and I am so excited for our next one!

This is a great video...

by ktstamps, 12:45 PM
I was visiting "Getting Inky" blog today and she had this great video about the crop-a dile! I learned so much about this tool and the woman on the video makes it look so simple.

Thank you so much Susan for helping me get my TV's up and running! kt

Sisterhood of Blogging Stampers

by ktstamps, 5:30 PM
This group was created by Alana over on Distinct ink by Alana. She has really done a great job of bring bloggers together to support and enjoy each others blogs. Thank you so much Alana!

Random thought about me....

I am 51 years old and I have taught physical education for 29 years. This year I decided to take a year off and work at Starbucks. Starbucks has my synapses firing! This has been a great decision for me. I feel I am getting my MOJO back for teaching and I am doing something I always wanted to do!

Tammy's Dream Big!

by ktstamps, 4:59 PM

I make a mistake yesterday...the Dream Big was made by Cami. Today is Tammy's. Thank you so much for the postive comments you have sent me!

I got tagged

by ktstamps, 3:40 PM
Michelle was so kind to tag me. If you haven’t had a chance to see her blog, please click on her name and do so. She is very talented! She was the one who has helped me get my blog up and running. I met Michelle as a one on one partner with technique junkies. (This is another great website and if you want to learn new techniques…this is the place to go!) Michelle, thank you so much for being my friend and helping me out! kt

1. If you could have 100.00 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose?

2. If you had to choose between using only stamps or ribbons, which would you choose?
I love stamps!

3. If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year…which would you do?
Cards! I would love to have the ideas to create awesome cards that everyone loved! (MY Dream!)

4. Would you rather own a scrap booking store or have your own scrapping room at home...I Want a bigger room at HOME!
I would love to have everything organized and have it’s own place!

5. What is your CURRENT card making or scrapping style?I love to make cards. I have lost some mojo so my cards are CASED with a twist! Technique Junkies keep me dreaming big and keeping me growing with new techniques and styles!

Here are the rules…………..Please answer the questions on your blog and tag 5 more people to answer the same questions……….make sure you list on your blog who you are tagging….Thanks!!

I will tag these wonderful woman who make my life easy with the posts they send me. Please click on their names and visit their blogs. Thank you so much!
Donna E
Gerrie J

Cami's Dream Big

by ktstamps, 3:21 PM

Now, I have to tell you that I thought I was OK with my camera until I looked at a couple of these pictures. OH MY! Well, I am very lazy. I don't want to retake these pictures. I think my vision is a little off!

Donna's Dream Big!

by ktstamps, 4:46 PM

This is how Donna interpreted Dream Big!

D-3D item
G-Growing Up

What did you think?

Dream Big

by ktstamps, 7:10 PM
On the first Monday of the month I attend a meeting called the Strawberry Stampers. Donna is in charge and we all have a wonderful time getting to know each other, participating in make and takes, swapping, and having a business builder. In September, we had five people attend the meeting. At that time, we decided to do projects for each letter in “DREAM BIG”…getting ready for Regional’s in Portland. October was fast approaching and everyone’s life got busy. A decision was made to post-pone these swaps until November. This is what I did. In the next few days, I will share with you what the other 4 members did! This was really fun and we decided we would like to do something like this again for the new catalog coming out in January. Enjoy my creation!
My wish for all of you is a long life, lasting love, and lushes health!
D – Decaf Coffee
R – Resist card
E – Envelope Card
A – An Awesome Treat
M – Monochromatic card
B – Box of Goodies
I – Inspirational photo
G – Gift card

Printer Give-a-way!!!

by ktstamps, 12:59 PM
You must visit Craft Critique today! Not only does Sarah have great ideas but she is also giving away an all in one printer by Kodak! Go now! :)

by ktstamps, 6:58 PM

We had our holiday card party! We had 6 cards and we made 2 of every card! It was a great time and lots of good cards!
I would like to thank all who contributed to the development of the cards and all those who attended the class today!

Thank you!