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by ktstamps, 5:33 AM
Have you ever bought a stamp set just because you loved it, but then found yourself struggling for ideas and different ways to use it?  Check out these Inspiration collection Tutorials! Available free (your choice) with a min. purchase of $50 in my online store, now thru May 31 only!

your choice

  • Everything Eleanor Inspiration Sheet Tutorials

  • Secret Garden Inspiration Sheet Tutorials

  • Lacy and Lovely Inspiration Sheet Tutorials

  • Betsy"s Blossom Inspiration Sheet Tutorials

Each features one stamp set…with four fantastic card ideas…using all Stampin’ Up! Products available in my online store. The projects are easily reproducible (or adaptable to the supplies you have on hand) and feature a host of different techniques as well as some some out-of-the box ideas for using your stamp set.

Each Creative Inspiration collection focuses on one main stamp set and includes

  • 4 beautifully designed pdf’s for you to print and put together in an Inspiration Binder, each features:

    • Supply List

    • Card Dimensions

    • Written Instructions

IMPORTANT NOTE: Orders placed April 25 – May 31.   Please email me with your choices.

Here are your choices!!!!

Everything Eleanor

The Everything Eleanor Creative Inspiration Collection brings you four fantastic card ideas featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Everything Eleanor stamp set (#124162 wood, #1124164 clear), and using all Stampin’ Up! product.

Everything eleanor stamp set


lacy and lovely

The Lacy & Lovely Creative Inspiration Collection brings you four fantastic card ideas featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Lacy & Lovely stamp set (#122885 wood, #122887 clear mount), and using all Stampin’ Up! product.

lacy and lovely stamp set





The Betsy's Blossom Creative Inspiration Collection brings you four fantastic card ideas featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Betsy's Blossom stamp set (#122885 wood, #122887 clear mount), and using all Stampin’ Up! product.

Betsy's Blossom



Secret Garden

The Betsy's Blossom Creative Inspiration Collection brings you four fantastic card ideas featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Betsy's Blossom stamp set (#122885 wood, #122887 clear mount), and using all Stampin’ Up! product.

secret garden Stamp set

Classes coming soon

by ktstamps, 6:03 AM
Preserving Memories Kit

Preserving Memories.pdf

Traditional scrapbooks are created by a single person who chooses what to scrapbook, the layout, photo selection, and journaling. With Memory Jar Scrapbooking, you can help your customers get their whole family involved! They can set the charming Memory Jar on a counter, desk, or mantle and place little scraps of paper and a pen nearby. Each member of the family, and even visiting friends, can add a little note. Help your customers to imagine reading favorite adventures from the kids’ point of view in their handwriting, love notes from your sweetie, ticket stubs from a favorite movie, a quick scribble about something silly the kids say, or how tall they were at their check-up. Capture and preserve all the memories that make up everyday life – all from a variety of perspectives. Now that’s a team effort which will develop into a meaningful scrapbook! So let’s get started!

Products Used:

•    Loving Thoughts stamp set (#125843 wood, #125845)

•    Classic Ink Pad - Riding Hood Red (#126968)
•    Stampin' Write Markers - Regals Collection (#119701) - optional
•    Stampin' Write Markers - In Color group (#123002) - optional

•    2-1/2" Circle (#120906)

•    Paper-Piercing Tool (#126189)
•    Stampin' Pierce Mat (#126199)
•    Embossing Buddy (#103083)
•    Big Shot w/ Multipurpose Platform (#113439)
•    Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#117335)
•    Stamp-a-ma-jig (recommended) (#101049)
•    Simply Scored Scoring Tool (#122334)
•    Paper Snips (#103579)
•    Paper Trimmer (#126889)
•    Bone Folder (#102300)

Non-Stampin’ Up!
•    Hot Glue Gun and Glue
•    Quart sized (32 oz.) wide mouth Mason Jars (or other size jars*)

preserving memories kit supplies

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4 Ombré Style Techniques Card Set

ombre' style
Ombré is a French word meaning to shade. In art it means beautiful color gradation!

Color is an amazing thing! It sets a mood, shares a feeling, and can even brighten your day. This tutorial is all about using a variety of ombré techniques along with some of your favorite stampin’ supplies to make cards that will amaze your friends when you add this technique to you next card.  It’s an easy technique that offers impressive results. Let’s dive into some color fun!

Products Used:

• From My Heart stamp set
(#126555 wood, #126557 clear)

• Watercolor Paper (#122959
• Whisper White Card Stock (#100730)
• Basic Gray Card Stock (#121044)
• Night of Navy Card Stock (#100867)
• Marina Mist Card Stock (#119682)
• Baja Breeze Card Stock (#111352)
• Melon Mambo Card Stock (#115320)
• Pumpkin Pie Card Stock (#105117)
• Daffodil Delight Card Stock (#119683)

• Night of Navy Classic Ink Pad (#126970)
• Marina Mist Classic Ink Pad (#126962)
• Baja Breeze Classic Ink Pad (#126960)
• Melon Mambo Classic Ink Pad (#126948)
• Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink Pad (#126945)
• Daffodil Delight Classic Ink Pad (#126944)
• VersaMark Ink Pad (#102283) - or -
• Whisper White Craft Ink Pad (#101731)

• Baja Breeze 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon (#122331)
• Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (#126872)
• Linen Thread (#104199)
• Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#119246)
• White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#109132)
• Medium Envelopes – Whisper White (#107301)
• Baker's Twine - Whisper White (#124262)
• Medium Envelopes – Whisper White (#107301)

• 1” Circle (#119868)
• Word Window (#119857)
• Modern Label (#119849)

• Big Shot w/ Multipurpose Platform (#113439)
• Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#123134)
• Labels Collection Framelits (#125598)
• Stamp-a-ma-jig (optional) (#101049)
• Simply Scored Scoring Tool (#122334)
• Paper Snips (#103579)
• Paper Trimmer (#126889)
• Stamping Sponges (#101610)
• Aqua Painters (#103954)
• Heat Tool (#129053)
• Embossing Buddy (#103083)
• Non-Stampin’ Up – Water for Aqua Painters & Paper Towel

labels collection framelits From the heart

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Boutique Boxes Kit Plus

Boutique Boxes Kit Plus!
You know not to judge a book by its cover – now you know not to judge a kit by its basics!

Kits are great for making the artist-designed projects quickly - they are even better as a jumping off point for your creative fun! The Boutique Boxes Designer Printed Kit includes instructions for 8 simple boxes and note cards - perfect when you need a quick gift. This tutorial shows how you can create more! A gift box for a friend, a masculine card, a treat box for a thank you gift, a gift card holder that shows your special attention, and more! All from an inexpensive kit you’ll want to keep on hand for last-minute gifts and also make stepped up versions ahead of time to be ready when you need special gifts. You’ll love impressing your friends with gifts that look like a million bucks - you don’t have to tell them it all started with a kit!

Enjoy the girly Alternate Project Samples created from the Pop-up Posies Designer Kit for some feminine “wow” factor and even more fun ideas for creating with kits!

Products Used:

Featured Products
•    Boutique Boxes Designer Printed Kit (#129306)
•    A Little Greeting stamp set (#129111)

•    Very Vanilla card stock (#101650)
•    Basic Gray card stock (#121044)
•    Sahara Sand card stock (#121043)
•    Crumb Cake card stock (#120953)
•    Summer Starfruit card stock (#126839)

•    Classic Ink Pad – Basic Gray (#126981)
•    Classic Ink Pad – Summer Starfruit (#126991)
•    Stampin’ Write Marker – Neutrals Collection (#119703)

•    Medium Envelopes – Very Vanilla (#107300)
•    4” x 6” Cellophane Bag (optional) (#102757)
•    Adhesives: SNAIL Refill (#104331), Mini Glue Dots (#103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430), Sticky Strip (#104294)

•    Big Shot (#113439)
•    Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  (optional) (#127749)
•    Punches: 1/2” (#119869), 1” (#119868) & 1-3/4” Circles (#119850)
•    Stamping Sponges (#101610)
•    Sponge Daubers (#102892)
•    Stamp-a-ma-jig (recommended) (#101049)
•    Designer Sanding Blocks (optional) (#124304)

Boutique Boxes Kit

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Retirement is Happening NOW!

by ktstamps, 6:14 AM

The retirement list is out.   Some Great stamps are leaving!   But like in life...we need to let go of the old TO be open for the new!   I think we have some great stuff coming our way!


Hundreds of stamps and accessories from the 2012-2013 catalogs are retiring, and this is your chance to get them before they're gone! Check out all the great discounts and retiring colors! Many products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in early. Don't miss out!


Retired List products are available April 24-June 3, 2013.


Retiring Stamps:

Retiring accesories

Retiring Accessories up to 60% off  Price as marked  


 All accessories are only available while supplies last.  Order online to avoid disappointment. 

Creating cards for you!



Reorganizing Ink Refills

by ktstamps, 2:23 AM
For a long time I stored my Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills on the top of my Color Caddy. Makes sense—the bottle colors were supposed to be in the container above the row of corresponding ink pad colors. However, when I needed one I would end up looking through many (if not all the bottles in that section)—twice—to find the one I wanted to use. Sometimes I wouldn’t find it at all because I didn’t return it to the proper location the last time it was used. (It seems like a silly thing to be frustrated over, but there you go!)

So, a while back I decided that it was time to reorganize my refills! My thought process . . . will I organize them by spectrum? Where will I put them? How can they be easily accessed?

Here was my solution!

Each color family is in its own placon box—and to my surprise, they all fit together . . . nice and snug! They don’t slide around, turn upside down, or end up out of order (heaven forbid)! And— because the cute factor IS important—I added labels to the boxes with the Labels Collection Framelits Dies and my favorite cardstock color from each color family. (Tip: To protect the label from getting dirty, die cut a label Window Sheet piece to attach over the top.) 

Of course, with the new storage boxes coming out, and new colors, I knew it was already time for an update. And, wouldn’t you know—MDS is here to help me, too! There is a new download called “Label This Craft Room.” It is a great tool for organizing your craft room/space supplies. This time, I made the font my favorite color and printed on Whisper White Cardstock

See the Label Your Craft Room download here.

I hope this little tidbit has helped—and that when you can buy the new storage boxes on May 31, you’ll be just as excited to organize. I have certainly wanted to use my refills more often now that I can find the one I need in a jiff!

By Angie B.

I do not want you to miss out, so I'm popping by to remind you NOW

Be HERE on Wed. April 24

to view the 2013 Retiring Stamp and Accessory list


Stampin' Up!


Accessories are "first come first served" and many of the retiring colors have already sold out.

Better yet... IF there is an accessory in the Stampin' Up! catalog that you know you will not be able to live without, ORDER IT NOW and don't take a chance that it will be sold out if you see it on the Retiring List on Wednesday.

I got these Banners from Patty Bennett.   I love the way she has presented these colors!   Thank you Patty!

Make sure that you don't wait...tomorrow the retirement list will be out and EVERYONE will be making their orders!

Creating cards for you!

The Dolled-Up Birthday Kit

by ktstamps, 5:27 AM
If you ever need a quick is the All Dolled Up Kit from Stampin' Up!.   It's only $15.95 and you can order it HERE (item #133913). 

The Dolled-Up Birthday kit includes the following:

  • § Dolled-Up Birthday Photopolymer stamp(1)

  • § 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ Crumb Cake Cardstock (6 pieces)

  • § 2″ x 4-1/4″ Very Vanilla Cardstock (6 pieces)

  • § Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (6)

  • § Tea Lace Paper Doilies (6)

  • § Dress Up die-cuts (6)

  • § Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Spot (1)

  • § Vanilla 5/8″ Flower Trim (6 pieces)

  • § Sponge Dauber (1)

Get everything you need to make six cards for only $15.95 (item 133913)!*

To assemble one card, follow the instructions below:

  1. Place the stamp rubber side up and ink with the Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Spot.

  2. Stamp “Happy Birthday” at the bottom of the card front.

  3. Ink the Sponge Dauber with Soft Suede ink and gently antique the doily and the edges of the dress form.

  4. Adhere the pieces to the card front in this order:

  • Doily

  • Very Vanilla Cardstock

  • Dress form

  • Flower

*Adhesive and clear block not included.

If you order 2 or more, I will send you the Boutique Boxes Kit Plus.  

Cards for you!