by ktstamps, 3:07 PM
Today is the last day of the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog.   Retiring stamps, decor, accessories are calling your name.    But if you are like me, I am so excited to make my FIRST order from the new catalog on Friday!   I have been waiting for weeks and I am looking forward to sharing my ideas with you!

Stamp set: BFF

Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede, Subtle DSP, Whisper White

Ink: Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede

Accessories: Pink Pirouette 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Scallop Edge Border Punch

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Thanks for stopping by!

Flower Fancy

by ktstamps, 1:33 PM
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I have great newsletters with wonderful projects - exclusive projects, MDS samples with instructions, tool tips, questions and answers, scrapbook pages, Non card ideas, special offers, card patterns, and much, much more.   Just sign up and let me know what you think.

We only have 2 days left before this catalog with these wonderful stamps go away!


Today's card is a Fancy Fold called A Double Dutch Card Fold.   It is easier than it looks but you have to use a bone folder to crease the lines!  (Hint, Hint)   Tutorial coming soon!

Stamps sets: Flower Fancy, Season of Joy, Baroque Motifs, On Your Birthday

Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke

Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White

Accessories: Bone Folder, Extra Large Oval, Designer Label (last year retired), Large Oval

Head on over to Facebook and check out the Flower Fancy card I have there.    Click here!

PS...Look at my stamp for sale - tab at the top - and click on my ON-LINE button to order NOW!   Don't wait till Friday!!!   Please ACT NOW!

Have a great day!

It's all about the PUNCH!

by ktstamps, 11:10 AM
I have been so excited to share my cards with you!   I hope you have enjoyed getting ideas for great cards with the stamps you have or the stamps you will order!   I am so excited for June 1st and the new catalog!   This is going to be a great year!

I hope you are heading over to my Facebook page to see other ideas!   I have enjoyed sharing my creations and cases with you!

Stamp Set: Perfect words, Four Frames, Build-a-Blossom

Ink: Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush

Cardstock: Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush, Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze

Accessories: Butterfly, Decorative, Curly Label, Bird Builder, Blossom Petal Builder Punch, Square Lattice TIEF, Wisteria Wonder 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon

This is a case From Judy Robello from Convention last year!   Thank you Judy!

Email me to get more ideas or to place an order...remember this catalog ends May 31st!

Thank You Veterans!

by ktstamps, 1:37 PM

This says it all!

Fifth Avenue Floral

by ktstamps, 1:31 PM
What a wonderful stamp set!   If you love flowers, this is a keeper!

Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations, Fifth Ave. Floral

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise

Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White



Friends Never Fade

by ktstamps, 12:20 PM
I was asked to make a couple of cards for an administrator that is leaving at the end of the school year.   So I thought I would stay in theme with my retired stamp series.   I was asked to make this cards in red, no glitter stuff, and red polka dots.   This is what I came up with...yes I had help from other stampers...I cased this and changed it a little.

Stamps: Friends Never Fade, short and sweet

Ink: Real Red

Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Holly Berry Bouquet DSP

Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots TIEF, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Large Oval, Scallop Oval, 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon



by ktstamps, 1:17 PM
It is almost the end of school and I have friends who are retiring or have been ask to leave.   My heart is sad  I won't see them again.   I cased this card from Mary Fish and it says it all.   This is going to a wonderful woman who I love a lot and I will miss a lot!   Keep your head up and make some great lemonade!

Stamp set: Lighthearted

Ink: Soft Suede and versa mark

Cardstock: Morning Mocha DSP, Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold, Basic Black,  Vellum, Subtles DSP (lots of stuff retiring on this card!)

Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, 1 1/4" square punch, Blossom Bouquet Triple layer, Itty bitty Shapes punch pack, Subtles Designer Buttons, Large Pearl Basic Jewel, Basic Pearl Jewels, 1 1/4" circle punch

Please visit my Facebook to see the other card I did for a Dear Friend who is retiring!

I have received any pictures from you...come on don't be shy, share your favorite cards with me!

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See you tomorrow!



Simply Soft Hostess Stamp!

by ktstamps, 12:51 PM
Another one of my Favorite Stamps!   This stamp set is all about two step stamping.   (Click here to read about 2 step stamping.)

Stamp sets: Hostess Simply Soft, Petite Pairs

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Primrose Petals, Gumball Green, Black Stazon

Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Primrose Petals, Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Dimensional, Blender Pen, Perfect Polka Dots TIEF, 3" Circle Dies, Circle Dies #2, Scallop Circle Bigz Die #2, Whisper White 5/8" Satin Ribbon


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by ktstamps, 12:36 PM
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Pocket Silhouettes

by ktstamps, 1:44 PM
A wonderful plant stamp!

Stamp set: Pocket Silhouettes

Ink: Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray (Love these colors together!)

Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray, Whisper White

Accessories: Word Window Punch, Square Lattice TIEF, Subtles and Neutral Brads, Paper-Piercing tool, Mat Pack, (Retired Basic Gray 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon)

Please come and play with me.   Send me a sample of your card that showcases your favorite retired stamp.   I would love to put it on my blog!   Remember to visit my facebook!

Thanks for stamping by!

Elegant Thank you!

by ktstamps, 1:35 PM
Thank you for being LOYAL supporters of me!   I appreciate your kindness and love.   This card is for all of you.   (This card was also cased from Splitcoast stampers!)

Stamp set: Elegant Thank you

Ink: Stazon Black

Carstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Crumb cake, Mocha Morning DSP (Gotta have this DSP!)

Accessories:  Pearl  Basic Jewels, Label Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Whisper White Organza Ribbon

Thank you for stopping by.   Thank you Splitcoast for a great CASE!

Check out my Facebook page!

Inspired by Nature

by ktstamps, 10:44 AM
Again, another "gotta have" stamp...Inspired by Nature!

I am so sad to see Concord crush retire...I hope they will bring this color back one day!

Stamp set: Inspired by Nature

Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush

Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush, Whisper White

Accessories: Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Big Shot, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz

End of May is coming soon!   Time to contact me with your order!

PSSS...Did you check out my stamps sale!

Upsy Daisy

by ktstamps, 1:30 PM
I will miss this stamp set.   It is very versatile and you can create a wonderful sunset!

Stamp set:  Upsy Daisy

ink: Real red, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, versa Mark

Cardstock: Real red, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White

Accessories: Black embossing powder, Brayer, Neutral Brads

I will miss you may old friend!

Make sure you go to my facebook page to see another wonderful upsy daisy card!


Today - Serene Snowflakes

by ktstamps, 11:51 AM

Stamp set: Serene Snowflakes, Heard from the Heart

Ink: Bashful Blue,  Night of Navy

Cardstock: Bashful Blue and Whisper White

Accessories: Bashful Blue 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Sponge, Sneak Peak of the Apothecary accent framelits, Big Shot

Enjoy the wonderful cards!

Growing Green

by ktstamps, 1:25 PM

I love flower stamps.   They are so refreshing and beautiful.  This card uses all SU in-colors for 2012 catalog season!

Stamp set: Growing Green, Pursuit of Happiness

Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse

Cardstock: Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Whisper White

Accessories: Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Bog shot, Apothecary Accents Framelit, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz

Have a great day!


Flower Fest

by ktstamps, 11:00 AM

Stamp set: Flower Fest, Falling Leaves

Ink: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz

Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White

Accessories: Blender Pen, Moonlight Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink, Basic Rhinestone Jewel,1/2" Stitched-Poly Blushing Bride Ribbon

Make sure you check out my Facebook page.


Awash with flowers

by ktstamps, 2:19 PM

Stamp set: Awash with Flowers, Heard from the Heart

Ink: Pool Party, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black

Cardstock: Pool Party, Peach Parfait, Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Embosslits Beautiful Wings, Daubers

Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon

Have a great day!   If you have any questions, please email me or

go to my on-line store!

A retired stamps everyday

by ktstamps, 2:36 AM
I wanted to showcase retired stamps.  Today I am using Happiness Shared.   This is a wonderful stamp set that has this Rose to die for!   I used a technique called Poppin Pastels.

Stamp set: Happiness Shared

Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Whisper White

Ink: Versa Mark, Certainly Celery

Accents: Stampin Pastels, 3/8" Pink Pirouette Taffeta Ribbon

If you would like some help creating this card or placing an order, please email me.   I also have a different card using this same stamp set on Facebook.


Thank you for stopping by!

NEW FIRM FOAM stamps pads video

by ktstamps, 2:14 PM

Click here to receive your PDF.   Also included in the PDF is Frequently Asked Questions about the new stamp pads.

Please email me if you have any questions or click on my on-line button to be taken to my on-line store.


by ktstamps, 11:36 PM
You have to check out the Stamps I have for sale!   I will be adding stamps this week...check it out!   Click on the button called "Stamps for sale", email me with your order, and I will get the stamps to you as soon as possible!  I will be selling the stamps on eBay...starting this week.


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by ktstamps, 10:19 AM