Sunday, June 25, 2023

Fresh As A Daisy--Love it, Chop It!

My BFF and stamping partner, Lynn Birus, and I are busily preparing for our upcoming "Fresh as a Daisy--Love It, Chop It" class. "What's that?" you may well ask. Australian Stampin' Up demonstrator Kylie Bertucci came up with the idea (and #loveitchopit) a while back when she realized that a lot of us hoard our designer series papers because we love them so much we don't want to cut into them. Well, we should cut our DSPs and use them! So Lynn and I are going to help our stampers love the Fresh as a Daisy DSP and chop into it to make cards at our upcoming class! Here's a sample card to get you excited about the class!

If you're local to Ellicott City, Maryland, we'd love to have you join us on July 8. Your class fee includes a full package of Fresh as a Daisy DSP and a full package of the coordinating Adhesive-Backed Solid Gems along with the supplies to create 8 cards with this beautiful suite. 

If you'd like a to-go kit, I can hook you up! When you purchase the Fresh as a Daisy suite from me--just click on the thumbnail below and you'll go directly to my online store--I'll send you the "card parts" for the cards for FREE along with a full-color pdf tutorial.

Just want the tutorial? Scan the QR code and I'll email you the pdf tutorial!

I hope you'll join Lynn and me either in person or virtually to LOVE and CHOP your Fresh as a Daisy DSP!!

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Monday, June 12, 2023

Introducing L&K Stamping Events


My BFF and fellow Stampin' Up demonstrator, Lynn Birus, and I have embarked on a new adventure to bring our customers more classes and events. We're calling ourselves "L&K Stamping Events."

Lynn and I have always hosted classes and stamp camps together, so it was only fitting that we launch a new endeavor to make it "official."

We're excited to be offering our first Creative Mountain Magic Retreat in beautiful Deep Creek Lake, Maryland from 3 to 5 November 2023. We can't wait to spoil our guests during a creative--and relaxing--weekend in the mountains! We have a few spots, so if you're interested, please contact me and I'll send you the details.  If you can't make it in person, we're offering a to-go option.

Please also have a look at our upcoming events that we've scheduled through the rest of 2023. We'll be adding more so be sure to check back. And, again, if you can't make it in person, let me know and I'll send you info on a to-go option.

Calendar of Events

                                        July 8                Fresh as a Daisy Love It, Chop It

                                        August 26         Kathy's Christmas Card SAS

                                        September 9     Lynn's New Catalog Open House & BOGO Sale

                                        September16    Kathy's Christmas Card SAS

                                        October 21        Kathy's Christmas Card SAS

                                        November 3-5   Creative Mountain Magic Retreat

                                        November 11    Kathy's Christmas Card SAS

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Creation Station: Beach Life


How can it be June already! Wow, time really does fly! I have to admit: summer is not my favorite time of year and (gasp!) I really don't like the beach.

My family and I recently attended my best friend's daughter's wedding on Kitty Hawk Pier in North Carolina's Outer Banks. It was a glorious day--sunny, clear, and not too hot--and a beautiful wedding. Just to prove that I have actually been to the beach, here's a pic of my the beach.

So, you can imagine that I had a slight bit of panic when I saw this month's Creation Station Beach Life theme. I don't own any beach themed stamp sets. But, I remembered that I do have a set that would work quite nicely: "In the Moment." So I present to you series of "snapshots" that I call, "Kathy at the Beach."

I noticed that one of the sheets of the Masterfully Made Designer Series Paper resembled ocean waves, so I used that as a backdrop on two of my cards. After I stamped my images in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Basic White Card Stock and colored them with a variety of Stampin' Blends, I fussy cut the images and then adhered them to a bit of the Masterfully Made DSP.


I used two of the square Stylish Shapes Dies--the smaller one inside the larger one--to cut photo frames from Basic White Card Stock to frame each of my beach "snapshots." I used the same layout for each card, changing up the sentiment--all from the "In the Moment" stamp set--and the Stylish Shape Die used to cut out the sentiment.

For this card, I thought another sheet of Masterfully Made DSP looked like beachy wallpaper, so I used a strip of it across the card and behind my fussy cut image.

These cards were super fun to make and except for the dog (I have 4 cats!), this could be me on any beach (or mountain or family visit) vacation!

Next up on our international blog hop is Yvonne Spikmans-Van Bruggen. I can't wait to see what she and the rest of the Creation Station Design Team have in store for us!

Until next month!

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