Today is the last day to order from the Mini Catalog.   I am really sad to see it go!   Lots of wonderful stamps, ribbon, and accessories are retiring.   I didn't have time to stamps this weekend, so I wanted to share a beautiful card with you from one of my favorite stampers.   This is Any Celena and the stamp set is Bordering on Romance.   Isn't this card absolutely beautiful.   Thank you Amy for creating such a beautiful card!

Tomorrow will be too late, click here and place your order today.

Retiring Accessories

by ktstamps, 7:43 AM

Click here to download the Retired Accessory  PDF

Click here to download the Retired Decor PDF

Click here to download the Retired stamp PDF

I would love to help you with an order...please email me with your order or click the online order button.

I found this on the web and I wanted to share it with you!    We are moving into a time when we can make digital scrapbooks.   Stampin Up! has a great special using My Digital Studio for 30 days FREE!   Yes, I said FREE!   This is a wonderful supply especially if you have taken lots of digital pictures.   I didn't know what to do with my pictures; then I found how to create a calendar and I am hooked!   I get to see those pictures hanging on the wall everyday.  What a great feeling!

Enjoy this wonderful article!  If I can be of any help to you, please let me know.


Technology has revolutionized our use of paper. In today’s world, we have more choices than ever to end our reliance on parchment and turn to electronic sources. The digital world now offers electronic newspapers, books, and mail. Some observers argue that paper will eventually be replaced by its electronic counterpart. Others contend that there is still value to having tangible paper products.

Today, scrapbooking also comes in a digital form. Which form of scrapbooking is preferred? In this article, we will target some key questions to help scrapbookers decide between digital and traditional scrapbooking.

What is the difference between digital scrapbooking verses traditional scrapbooking?

Scrapbooking, in general, is the art of preserving photographic memories. Unlike a photo album, a scrapbook album adds color, background, themes, journaling, and embellishments to the displayed photographs. Traditional scrapbooking uses physical objects to create the memory album. Taking their printed photos, traditional scrapbookers use adhesives to fasten down the picture along with embellishments to cardstock. Digital scrapbooking, also known as digi scrapbooking, starts on the computer. The digi scrapbooker uses photo editing software to add clipart and templates to their digital photo.

How does a digital scrapbook album differ from a traditional album?

A traditional scrapbook is a physical book of pages, each one created by hand and then added to the album. Digital scrapbooks come in two forms. Some digital scrapbooks are simply images which must be viewed on a computer. In other cases, the digital pages are printed out in book form.

Which type of scrapbooking is more expensive?

As with any hobby, scrapbooking can be as expensive or inexpensive as you choose to make it. I have often heard that digital scrapbooking is more affordable. This depends on whether the digi scrapbooker intends to print the album. If the album will be showcased online electronically, then digital scrapbooking is cheaper. Otherwise, my research shows that digital scrapbooking has a higher start-up cost and that the cost-per-album is comparable to traditional scrapbooks, but not actually cheaper.

Which type of scrapbooking is more time consuming?

This answer is highly dependent upon the individual scrapbooker. There is a “learning curve” for both types of scrapbooking.

Computer savviness is certainly helpful for digi scrapbookers who will need to navigate photo editing software. Although some software is very point-and-click, professional programs such as Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 are very complicated. If the scrapbooker does not understand the technology, many hours of viewing online tutorials may be required. If the digi scrapbooker is relying mostly on premade templates; however, the process is very quick. Just drag and click!

Traditional scrapbooks seems more intuitive – at first. After all, most people learn how to use scissors and tape during their childhood. Nevertheless, some learning is required here too. It can take a long time if the scrapbooker wants to incorporate scrapbooking techniques such as stamping, embossing, or paper layering. The digital learning process comes with an “undo” button. Unfortunately, learning how to scrapbook with your hands can sometimes lead to wasted materials.

Which type of scrapbooking offers more flexibility?

If a person can master the technology skills required for it, digital scrapbooking offers more flexibility. The internet is much wider than any craft store. Therefore, the digi scrapbooker will have more opportunities to find unique backgrounds, fonts, and clipart to showcase their photos.

Which type of scrapbooking preserves photographs longer?

With digital scrapbooking, it is easy for photos to disappear in the blink of an eye. One little computer glitch, a power surge, or a computer virus can quickly wipe out photos forever. That’s why it’s very important for digi scrapbookers to make numerous backups of their work.

Traditional scrapbook albums are threatened by the elements. Despite our advancements in acid-free products, paper will deteriorate over time. Paper is fragile and can be easily destroyed by flooding, fire, or a tornado. Traditional scrapbookers must keep their albums in safe places and hope that they will continue to be unharmed.

Final Thoughts

Both traditional and digital scrapbooking offer the means to preserve memories and make them last a lifetime. Although we can argue the advantages and disadvantages to each form, sometimes it just comes down to a matter of opinion. There will be those who favor the flexibility of the digital print and those who love having something completely unique and handmade to hold.

Jennifer Neumann is a traditional scrapbooker and the owner of Pages for the Ages Scrapbooking LLC. Jennifer posts weekly YouTube tutorials on scrapbooking and her business sells handmade scrapbook layouts. Check out her website at:

Beautiful April Classes

by ktstamps, 8:09 AM

Mocha Morning Butterfly Box and Cards
Class Description: This elegant box and card set makes the perfect gift for anyone who likes the look of luxury.  This includes 3 long cards and a box
Date: April 22th
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: My House

Fee: $20

Please click on the class schedule tab to register for this class.

Mouthwatering Purse & Love Notes

Mouthwatering Purse & Love Notes
Class Description: Winter is coming to an end and it is time for something bright and cheery! This Mouthwatering Purse and Love Notes set is just the gift to bring some color and cheer to someone special. Each stamped image is embossed with a Scented Stampin' Emboss Powder, making this ensemble a delight for the senses! Each love note has a matching designer envelope and envelope seal. Put it all in the purse and you have a gift anyone would love.

Date: April 29th

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: My House
RSVP By: April 25th

Fee: $15

Please click on the class schedule tab to register for this class.

Going, Going, GONE

by ktstamps, 2:42 AM

Dates: April 15-May 31, 2012 (select items available while supplies last)

Hundreds of stamps and accessories from the 2011-2012 catalogs are retiring, and this is your and your customers' chance to get them before they're gone. Many products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in early!

When you view the retiring stamps list, you may notice it's longer than in years past. During this transition to the new annual catalog, there are a higher number of stamps being refreshed and replaced than usual. While many stamps are going away, most are being replaced so that the breadth of our stamp lines is every bit as broad as ever!


Please don't wait, when the list comes out, stamps go fast!   Click here to look at the list and make your order.


by ktstamps, 4:22 AM

Sunday, April 15, 2012



Wednesday, April 25, 2012



(remember.. these are first come first served.. many items can run out the first day!)

Monday, April 30, 2012



Thursday, May 31, 2012

This is the LAST DAY for the Current

Stampin' Up! catalog!!!

(note: this is one month earlier than stated on the catalog)

Friday, June 1, 2012

First day of the NEW Stampin' Up! Catalog!

contact me if you have any questions!

Summer Smooch!

by ktstamps, 2:01 PM

And now you can get your Summer Smooches in April with this
special limited-time offer. Purchase brand-new coordinating
products from the 2012-2013 catalog's Summer Smooches
suite months before the catalog debuts!


This is a great deal and you can order early before the new catalog comes

out!   Please take advantage of this wonderful deal!   Please order on line by pressing

the "ORDER NOW" Button on my blog!

Happy Easter!

by ktstamps, 11:23 AM

Happy Easter to YOU!

Happy Easter!


Stamp set: Delightful Dozen (122652)

Ink: Pretty in Pink (101301), Basic Black (101179)

Cardstock: Pretty in Pink (100459), Whisper White (100730), Pear Pizzazz (119795), Twitterpated DSP (125406), Basic Black (121045)

Accessories: 1 3/4 circle punch (119850), Large Oval (119855) Small Oval (retired),  Boho Blossoms Punch (119858), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Have a wonderful day with your family!



We can Thank the Pony Express!

by ktstamps, 5:30 AM


Today marks the founding of the Pony Express in 1860,  in other words the beginning of the mail delivery.   If it wasn’t for the Pony Express, we wouldn’t be able to send handmade greeting cards to our family and friends.  

A handmade greeting card is a great way to let someone know that you are thinking about them. And when you’ve made it yourself, it touches them even more. 

Today we have e-cards, twitter, Facebook, texting, and we don't send as many cards as we use to.   It takes a lot of time and effort to make the cards but in the end, whoever receives the card got a wonderful gift!  

So why not mark this occasion by sending a card to someone today!   I would be more than happy to help you if you need ideas or supplies. 



Framelits and Edgelits Video

by ktstamps, 5:49 AM

Enjoy this wonderful video.  Please contact me if you are interested in having me come share these supplies with you

and your friends.   If you would like to order the Framelits or Edgelits, Please click on my signature on the bottom of this post.