Saturday, October 1, 2016

October Blog Hop

Hello Stampers and Friends!  Welcome to another fun blog hop with my fellow demonstrators from Di's Country INKers!  We have a fun theme for you today!  HALLOWEEN!  Since it is officially October 1st, we thought it would be fun to showcase a variety of projects celebrating Halloween. I like Halloween and every year I say I'm going to be better about creating cards and actually sending them out!  I'm off to a good start this year!  If  you are just arriving, you had a chance to check out Barb's Blog and her beautiful creation!  She also created our beautiful blog hop buttons, perfect for our theme this month!

For my card, I used the Jar of Haunts stamp set! It is definitely one my favorite stamp sets from the 2016 Holiday Catalog. The Designer Series Paper is called Halloween Night Specialty DSP. I'm so happy this stamp set coordinates with the Everyday Jars Framelit Dies! I love mason jars. Plus this stamp set is so cute!

Up next is Mary!  Can't wait to see what awesome creation she has in store for us!

Below are the links to everyone's blogs:


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you are inspired to create some Halloween cards and share them with loved ones! Have an awesome October!

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Freshly Made Friday!

Happy Friday Stampers!  Hope your Friday is off to a great start! The designers at Freshly Made Sketches have a fun sketch. It inspired me to create a special birthday card for my friend who celebrated her 50th Birthday earlier this week. I've been having fun playing along with blog challenges this week.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have an awesome weekend!

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Jar of Creativity!

Hello Stampers!  Happy Wednesday!  I'm so happy to share my creations with you  today! After seeing the sketch challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary I was inspired to spend my evening creating! Love that I'm getting a head start on my Halloween and Christmas cards. I love this sketch, simple and easy to follow.  Will definitely be using it on other cards.  Make sure you check out the blog for more inspiration with this sketch. I had fun playing along with them. Thanks again for the inspiration.

Stamp Set: Jar of Cheer
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Delightful Dijon, Whisper White
Other: Emerald Envy Glitter Stampin' Embossing Powder, Wink of Stella Clear, Seasonal Decorative Masks

Stamp Set: Jar of Haunts
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Vellum, Whisper White
DSP: Pop of Pink
Other: Craft Whisper White Ink, Seasonal Decorative Masks
When I used the Seasonal Decorative Mask, I thought they looked like small ghosts so I had to create a Halloween card. Love how it turned it out!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have an awesome day!

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Throwback Thursday, with a jar.

Happy Thursday Stampers! Hope your week is going well.  So I'm been slowly working on reorganizing my craft room, which seems like a never-ending story.  I start, I stall, and then keep working. It's a work in progress for me. I realized how much retired Designer Series Paper, accessories and other items I have. I keep telling myself that I'm going to use it all but one look through the new catalogs and I want NEW stuff. Well, when I came across the sketch challenge over at Fab Friday I was inspired to use retired products with the new stamp set Jar of Haunts. Make sure you check out the samples from the Fab Friday Designers, beautiful cards.

I used the new stamp set Jar of Haunts from the 2016 Holiday catalog. I love this stamp set! The Designer Series Paper I used on my card includes Howlstooth & Scaringbone, Typeset Speciality and Color Me Irresistible Speciality. The sentiment is from the stamp set Googly Ghouls.  This card came together very quickly for me, which is a good thing because I do plan on sending cards for Halloween.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you have an awesome Thursday!

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

2016 Holiday Catalog Swaps

Hello Stampers! Hope September is off to a great start for you! We're six days into the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. So many amazing stamps, accessories and bundles!  Great variety for everyone.  This catalog is definitely one of my favorites, I feel as if I have to pace myself to enjoy all the amazing products!  Good thing the catalog runs until January 3, 2017.

I recently participated in a card swap with my fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrators with Di's County INKers. Below are the cards I received.

This card was created by Anne Howe using the Star of Light bundle. 
This card was created by Mary Noble using Santa's Sleigh bundle. 
This card was created by Ruth using the Merry Mice stamp set.  
Barb Steencel created this card using the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle.
Carolyn Gurney created this card using the Christmas Pines bundle.  
Diana Gibbs created this card using the Fa-la-la-la Friends stamp set
Tari Lochhead created this card using the Christmas Pines bundle. 
This is the card I created using the Jar of Haunts stamp set. 
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed the swaps!

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Monday, August 1, 2016

August Blog Hop

Happy Monday Stampers! Can you believe it is August 1st!  This year is flying by!  Good thing I'm having fun and enjoying my summer.  Speaking of summer, it's our theme for this months blog hop with my fellow Country INKers. Summer in Phoenix, Arizona is, well HOT.  You know you've been in Phoenix during the summer months for a long time when you can tell the difference between 113 and 90 degree weather. Trust me, you can! But summer time is also a time to relax, hang out by the pool, spend late nights outside gazing at the stars. As long as you have air conditioner, you're good.

If you are just stopping by, you have arrived after visiting Barb's blog.  She once again created our beautiful blog hop buttons.  She always creates such great projects.

My project features an exclusive, limited-time bundle Thoughtful Branches.  It will be available to order starting tomorrow, August 2nd. It is such a beautiful bundle.  I'll be posting more samples throughout the week.  This set inspired me for our blog hop today because of all the beautiful flowers that bloom during the summer. Love how our new In-Colors pair well with each other.  

Up next is Crystal. Can't wait to see what she has in store for us!

Kathya (You are here)

Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time. 

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Di's Country INKers July Blog Hop

Hello Stampers!  Welcome to another edition of Di's Country INKers Blog Hop!  Every 1st of the month we have a fun themed blog hop.  For the month of July, (WOW, July already!) our theme is Red, White and Blue!  Did you check out Barb's beautiful creation? And aren't our blog hop buttons awesome!

So, can you see the Red, White and Blue theme in my card? I may have stretched the theme a bit...

Loving the Jar of Love stamp set and the coordinating framelits. So many possibilities with this stamp set. Getting the bundle is your best bet. The base of my card is Dapper Denim, a new InColor.  I layered Shimmery White card stock on top of it. It doesn't scream patriotic but I like how it turned out. 

Can't wait to see what Crystal has in store for us! She always has fun creations to share with us all.

Below are the links to everyone's blogs:

Kathya (You are here)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Wishing you a fabulous 4th of July! Be safe and have fun!

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