Friday, June 3, 2011

Its time to say goodbye...

Its June which means it is time for Stampin' Up to release the lists of Retiring Products.
















If you are interested in placing an order give me a call or visit my Stampin' Up Website. katmenkstamps.stampinup.net

My Last Chance (Retirement) Class is June 14th @ 7pm. So come join me to play with some of these great products before they are gone for good.

Watch for previews of new products in the coming weeks.

Happy Stampin'!

Kat

Monday, March 14, 2011

My stamp bucket

Ever since Stampin' Up released clear mount stamps last year I have purchased most of my new stamps as clear mount. The thing that I realized a couple of months ago is that I needed to find a way to make sure that I didn't mistakenly throw away any of the stamps. When I was at IKEA I found these nice little buckets but they were pretty plain. I finally was able to decorate one. Isn't it cute?


So now when I take a stamp off of my clear blocks & can't clean them right that second I throw them in the bucket until I can clean them & but them back in their case. The other thing I do to keep up with the stamps is to keep the extra rubber that the stamps are die cut from. This helps me instantly know if a stamp is missing from the case. This is especially good for the stamp sets with tiny stamps.


I hope you enjoyed my organizational tips.


Paper: In-Color Designer Series Paper Pack (Hostess Set), Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush & Blushing Bride Cardstock
Accessories: Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon, Silver Brad
Tools: Fun Flowers Sizzix Die

Happy Stampin'
Kat

Monday, March 7, 2011

Sharing in your sorrow

A good friend lost her grandmother this weekend so I made a card to send to her. Since she loves pink I had to you pink as my base color, but when I went to make the card I realized I only had retired pink designer series paper. I created the gathered ribbon look by pulling the middle threads to gather the seam binding.


Stamps: Thought & Prayers
Ink: Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette Stampin' Write Markers
Paper: Crumb Cake & Whisper White Cardstock, Candy Lane Designer Series Paper (retired)
Accessories: Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Neutrals Brads
Tools: Corner Rounder, Paper Piercer

Happy Stampin'
Kat

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Rewards Board Winner

The first Reward Board was filled at Shea's workshop this weekend. Kathy drew a name for me & the winner is... Barb Williams.

Barb receives a $50 gift certificate that is redeemable with me for classes & Stampin' Up Merchandise.

Congrats Barb!

There are six spots left on Rewards Board #2 so we should have another winner soon.

Happy Stampin'!
Kat

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Springtime Card Class

Don't forget tomorrow is the last day to sign-up for my Springtime Card Class.

Springtime Card Class
February 27th @ 2pm
Cost $10

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Here is the card I made for my husband this year for Valentine's Day. It is also one of the cards that we made in my card class last month. I didn't want to post pictures until after V-day since you never now what people will run across when they surf the net.


Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Heat & Stick Powder
Tools: Two Step Bird Punch, Small Heart Punch, Word Window Punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Happy Stampin'!

Kat

Saturday, February 12, 2011

New Downloads for My Digital Studio


Here are the latest downloads for My Digital Studio.

MDS Downloads 2-1-2011

MDS Downloads 2-8-2011

Stampin' Up has also released a catalog of the My Digital Studio Downloads. This catalog will be updated monthly with the latest downloads.

MDS Catalog

Happy Stampin'!

Kat

Monday, February 7, 2011

MDS Valentine

So I decided to play with My Digital Studio during the super bowl yesterday. I am not really a big sports person but you have to at least watch the commercials. So what do you think? 
I am finally finding some time to get to play with this program. I love being able to use Stampin' Up's images & papers but change the size to fit what I want it to be.

Happy Stampin!

Kat

Monday, January 31, 2011

Bird in a Cage

When I first saw this stamp set in the new Catalog I knew I had to get it. The little owl is just so cute. I made this card for a swap hosted by my upline a couple of months ago & I never got a chance to blog it. It is hard to see in this picture but this is actually a thank you card.


Stamps: Aviary, A Word for You
Ink: Early Sspresso, Crumb Cake, Real Red
Paper: Real Red & Whisper White cardstock, Brights Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack
Tools: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Happy Stampin'!

Kat

Thursday, January 27, 2011

New Downloads for My Digital Studio

Here are the latest downloads for My Digital Studio. These can be downloaded from my website.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sale-A-Bration Starts Today!!!!


Today marks the beginning of Stampin' Up's Sale-A-Bration. With this wonderful promotion you receive select free products for every $50 spent on Stampin' Up's products (before tax & shipping)

Hostesses receive extra benefits too... So let me know if you would like to host a workshop.

Happy Stampin'!

Kat

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New Downloads for My Digital Studio

Here is the latest batch of downloads for My Digital Studio. These can be purchased at my online store. Let me know if you have any questions.

 

Monday, January 17, 2011

Journals for the Girls

I decided to make journals for the girls in my weekly bible study. I got some composition notebooks at the dollar store & covered them with Designer Series Paper. I used Tombow Multipurpose Glue to adhere the paper to the books. These are really easy to make. I made all five yesterday afternoon. I wanted something fun on the front of the books & Jackie Topa's 3D Butterflies seemed like the perfect thing.


Stamps: Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Upper
Ink: Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, So Saffron
Paper: Cutie Pie DSP (retired), Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, & So Saffron Cardstock
Accessories: Certainly Celery 5/8" Grosgrain
Tools: 1" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle, & 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Sanding Blocks
Adhesive: Tombow Multipurpose Glue

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Downloads for My Digital Studio

Here is the latest batch of downloads for My Digital Studio. These can be purchased in my online store & remember although these images are made for MDS they can be used in any digital program since the downloaded files are *.jpg.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Tom

Today is my brother's 29th birthday. He & his wife got me this stamp for Christmas & thought is was fitting to use it to make Tom a card. I got the idea for the spotlighting somewhere online but now I don't remember where. 


Stamps: On the Green Single Stamp, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Filled with Love Promotion












This Valentine’s Day, give your loved ones a beautiful handmade gift using products from Stampin’ Up!®
December 17–January 24, get a FREE package of Bitty Buttons when you purchase a Filled with Love Bundle, including the Filled with Love Stamp Set and exclusive Love Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack—only available through this special promotion!



Contact me today for more information about this great promotion.