School is here - off to the races

by ktstamps, 7:42 AM
Today is faculty meetings with new students in the afternoon. Tomorrow we start with all students...hope I am ready. I do like the before Labor Day start with two broken weeks. It really lets me ease a bit more into the rat race!

Today I have a card that I used for a swap with my uplines group. I love this new stamp set from the Holiday mini and I wanted to do something a little different. I used a technique called Crayon Resistant. I love how this fall card turned out!

Stamp set: Gently Falling, Faith in Nature
C/S: Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Glossy White
Ink: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze
Accents: Champagne Mist shimmer paint, dauber, Big Shot, Square Lattice, sponges, Lace Ribbon Border punch, and 1/8" Black Taffeta Ribbon

Tomorrow is the LAST day to order from the Occasions Mini Catalog and the last day to take advantage of Stampin' Up!'s August promotion - BUY 3 GET 1 FREE Designer Series Paper.

Place your orders online from the convenience of your online order by clicking here!

Have a great day.

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Reminder that the Designer Seriers paper special ends the 31st of August. Please contact me if you would like to order this wonderful paper. Click here to see the August special.

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Comparing all three scorers

by ktstamps, 6:25 PM

Stampin up is coming out with a new scoring tool in Holiday mini. It is awesome! (Yes, I have 6 other scoring tools to compare it to!) As I was pandering about how I would sell this scoring tool to my customers, Ann Nelson came out with this wonder article about the comparison of Scor-Pal, Martha Stewart's score tool, and now Stampin' Up!'s tool. She did a great job putting it together in a PDF that I thought was really incredible and gave me the words to share with my customers. Please click here for Ann's thoughtful evaluation of three different scoring tools.

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Corner punch video

by ktstamps, 11:19 AM

At convention I had the opportunity to use the new style 3/16" corner punch and I wish I had this video to view before I used the punch...this makes it sooo easy to use. In my older age, I love seeing a video verses reading how to do it properly. Enjoy!

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Early morning coffee

by ktstamps, 8:12 AM

I loved this cup card, it reminds me of how much I enjoy Starbucks coffee. It is a real treat to have cup of this wonderful drink. I enjoy sitting in the sunshine and thanking God for what I have. I love the little label! I am a true believer that we are our best friend and our best enemies. Here is to a great day and great blog friends! Enjoy a cuppa on me! :)

The card opens at the top and you can put a gift card or greeting inside.

Thanks for stopping by...many blessings!

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Christmas card class

by ktstamps, 7:52 PM

August 11th and 12th It's Christmas in August! My ever-popular Christmas Card Class is back and better than ever. We are making 10 cards, 2 each of 5 designs. We will have the Christmas music playing and serve coffee and hot cider to set the mood (a little Bing Crosby in August will help us beat the heat. :) It will feel like Christmas in August! I promise to set the AC on extra cool. :) $20 covers all supplies and envelopes. You will use a variety of stamp sets, colors, and techniques including newly released stamp sets and new In Colors. This class repeats every month through November. Come to each class and you will have 40 unique, handmade Christmas cards ready for giving or sending in December. Come join the fun! This class may fill up early, and your payment reserves your spot. Bring your favorite basic adhesive such as SNAIL and/or Anywhere Glue Sticks. All specialty adhesives ie. Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Mini Glue Dots, etc. are provided.

I will also make a set of cards and mail them to you. Please contact me if you are interested.

Thanks for stopping by!

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On a personal note...

by ktstamps, 8:08 PM

I celebrated my 29th anniversary on August 1st. It was a low key day but earlier in the year I bought tickets to the Cinerama for $15 which included popcorn and admission for 2. was Harry how won the must see movie for the THIRD time...It was so exciting. My first time I saw it was in Salt Lake, we skipped Friday night to see it. I just cried...I love this series and I am sad to see it end! Above is a picture of Jessi and I at the Opening of Harry. Jessi bought 3 wands from a guy selling them. They were wood and really nice!

This was a special night for us and I look forward to many, many more! ILY, sks!

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by ktstamps, 7:44 PM
Stampin Up has a great special this month...

The best part of the DSP is that they coordinate with our Stampin' Up! colors. In the catalog, you will see the list of the colors that are in each of the paper packs. is a deal for you! Purchase 3 packs (and get the 4th FREE) on-line through my website and I will send you one sheet of cardstock of each of the colors that are in each of the paper packs!

That way you will be able to make quick and easy cards just using your papers, the cardstock and any greeting you have!

To take advantage of this special,
CLICK HERE to order now and then after placing your order, simply email me ( with the list of the packs you ordered and I will get your cardstock sent right out to you!

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