Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Big News from Stampin' Up!

Just out from Stampin Up!

 The Big Shot is a big deal! And during October, you will get a FREE Big Shot (or up to $100 US/$125 CAN  in free Stampin' Up! products) when they join the Stampin' Up! family!   I have never seen an opportunity like this!!

And remember is you become a part of my group before October 22nd you can come to my Stamp Camp for free!!

Need a little you time? 
Need some gift ideas? 
Want to be creative without all the work?
Have I got a day for you!

Holiday Stamp Camp
Saturday, October 22nd
11am to 4pm Cost $40

Join my group (become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator)
before October 22nd and camp is FREE!!

                          * Make 5 projects
                          * Receive written instructions
                          * Drawings
                          * Lunch
                          * Enjoy a day of creativity
and so much more!

Space is limited. 
To guarantee your spot, send class fee ($40) today.

For extra tickets into the drawings, invite a friend to join you!!
Kathy Howes
Stampin' Up Independent Demonstrator
4570 Eliot Street
Denver, CO  80211
(303) 358-0836

Monday, September 12, 2011

September FMN Card Class

FMN Card Class
Saturday, September 17th @2 pm
(note new time)
Cost $15:  make 5 all-occasion cards (with a detailed supply list) using Stampin' Up!’s products from the new 2010/2011 Idea Book & Catalog  (three hour class) 
Plus drawings for additonal projects.  Click here to see what project is the prize this month!!
Swap registration before Wed. Sept 14th!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Measurements for a Convention Swap

 Hi Stampers,
Aren't these the cutest little purses?  I got all three of them as a swap this year at convention!!  The red one in the back came from Joanna Ellis-Valenzuela (she said that the original idea came from France Martin).  The white one in the front came from Linda Levenille.  And the blue one in the back came from Carrie McCoy.  Thank you ladies I loved the swaps!!  Carrie's is held together by brads only, no adhesive.  She did that so I could take it apart to get all the measurements to make it myself, so that is
what I did and now I would like to share them with you!!
 Here is what the inside looks like.  Linda's used 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (pg. 195 of the IB&C, Idea Book and Catalog) for the handle on her purse.  The handles are about 7" long.

Here I am pointing to the top edge of the purse.  Carrie even stamped little butterflies from the Clearly for You stamp set (pg. 136 IB&C) on hers.  I hope you can see them, cause they are cute.  This piece of card stock is 1" x 3 1/2" folded in half, which makes it 1/2" x 3 1/2".  You can also see how she held her purse together with the brands.

Here are the measurement.  Start with a 6" x 6" piece of DSP (Designer Series Paper pg. 183-186 IB&C).  Score one side at 2 1/2" and the side at 1 1/4".  Then to make the sides of the purse, measure down 1 1/4" and score diagonal to where the two score lines meet.  Then back up to the center.  The clasp on the top is made from punches.  Joanne used the Four Frames stamp set (pg. 141, IB&C) with the Decorative Label punch (pg. 209, IB&C).  I hope you can see that in the first picture.  Just fold over the label and add some velcro.

I plan to make purses for my kids' teachers.  I will put a little chocolate in there.  Just a little back to school treat/bride, I want my kids to get good grades (ha ha just joking).

Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial.
Have fun stamping!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Thanks Sara for being a great cousin!!

So while I was in Utah at Stampin' Up! convention, my husband needed to go with my son to a national wrestling tournament in Fargo, North Dakota.  Which would leave my two girls home alone.  Now considering they are 14 and 11 years old, I didn't feel quite comfortable with that.  So who came to my rescue, but my niece Sara.  Here is what I m sending Sara as a way to thank her.  I had a lot of fun decorating the box with our new in-colors.  I love the way Stampin Up's colors go together so nicely.  I know Sara will appreciate this gift, but who wouldn't love to find something hand decorated and made in their mailbox.  Take some time to make your friends' day by sending them a handmade card!

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

My Version of the Convention Card

Hi Stampers,

I wanted to share my version of the card I posted a few days ago.  I was showing Phoebe (my best friend and fellow stamper) and she suggested I do the card in purple, her favorite color.  So here it is:
I really like the original red tulip, but like the purple one too.  I would love to hear what you think, leave a comment below!!

Until next time,
Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

More ideas from Stampin Up! Convention 2011

How simple, but elegant is this card?  Just another way to use the Blossom Petal Builder punch (pg 213 of the IB&C) and the coordinating stamp set Build a Blossom (pg 112 IB&C).  I know all of my friends would love to receive a card like this!  It will definitely be one of the cards we make at a FMN Card Class!!  My next class is August 20th.  I have several techniques and ideas planned at the class to help you with your card making and scrapbooking!!  This card and many more will be displayed at my "Swap Gallery"  (see below for details). 

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Convention 2011

Hi Stampers,

Just wanted to share this card with you, it was one of my many fabulous swaps that I received at convention this year.  It was made by Cheri Stewart from Newark, DE.  Thanks Cheri...LOVE IT!!  She used the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die (IB&C pg 221) for the Real Red rick-rack.  The rhinestone (jewels pg 198) in the middle of the heart (small heart punch, pg 210) adds a finishing touch.  Watch the mail, I will be sending out 4th of July cards next year!

I had so much fun swapping, it is one of the many things I love about convention!!  I have lots more swaps and other treasures from Convention that I want to post, so keep coming back.  If you want to see all of my swaps, just attend my Swap Gallery, July 30th.  You can see details below.

Happy Stamping,

Monday, July 18, 2011

Convention "Swap Gallery"

 "Swap Gallery"
Saturday, July 30th
open house from 2 to 5pm
Here's what will make it so much fun!!
Eye Candy:
Over 350 - 3D and card swaps (be sure to bring a camera)
Black and White swaps
Convention bag, stamp sets, and Exclusive Catalog Binder
Convention M-N-Ts
Convention attendee give aways
Prize Patrol give away (I was a lucky winner this year!!)
Work Shop in a Bag
Project from the MDS Fun class
Convention class attendee give away
Momental Mall items
What to do:
Bring a friend (and you both will get a hand made gift)
Enter the drawing
Simple m-n-t
Mix and Mingle
Enjoy some finger food

Monday, June 27, 2011

Last chance to order Stampin' Up! products from the last chance listsYou have now through June 30, 2011 to order these items.  If you place an order through me, or (303) 358-0836 before June 7th, your name will be put into a drawing for a chance to win the clear A Slice of Life stamp set .  Or you are always welcome to place an order through my website

Remember, last chance stamp set orders are guaranteed to be filled, but the accessories and definitely decorative last chance products are first come, first serve.  To see a complete list of all products that are retiring, visit my website at, or click here to be directed there now.
Save the date, my next FMN Card Class is 9th!!
Happy Stamping!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Men's Suite Card

Hi Stampers,

 I wanted to share a really cute card with you today.  It's one of the 5 cards we will be making at my next class.  Saturday, June 18th.  I got it from Jackie Topa's blog.  I just love this card and it wasn't hard to make nor did it take very long.  I used Old Olive satin ribbon (one of the items on the retiring accessories list) for the tie.  So don't tell my dad, but he will be getting one in the mail.  Love you Dad!!

Till next time Happy Stamping!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Revised list of Punches for Sale!!!

I am selling my punches!!  Below is what I have.  You can look at them here (page 202 through 205 in the Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 catalog).
punch catalog # cost

Snowflake Extra-Large 1 $12
Boho Blossoms Extra-Large 2 $12
5-Petal Flower Extra-Large 5 $12
Scallop Edge Border 11 $11
Eyelet Border 12 $11
Spiral Border 13 $11
1 3/4" Scallop circle 16 $12
Scallop Oval Extra-large 19 $12
3/16" Corner Small 20 $3
Ticket Corner Small 21 $3
Curly Label Extra-Large 28 $12
Round Tab Extra-Large 29 $12
Butterfly Extra-large 30 $12
Designer Label Large 31 $11
Modern Label Extra-Large 32 $12
Star Extra-Large 33 $12
Photo Corners Extra-Large 34 $12
1 1/4" Square Large 35 $11
1 3/8" Square Extra-Large 36 $12
Extra-Large Tag 37 $12
Large Tag 38 $11
Word Window Large 39 $11
Ornament Extra-Large 40 $12
2" x 1 3/8" Oval Extra-Large 41 $12
1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval Large 42 $11
1 3/8" x 5/8" Oval Large 43 $11
1 3/8" Circle Large 44 $11
1 3/4" Circle Extra-Large 45 $12
 1 1/4" Circle Large 46 $11
Heart To Heart Extra-Large 50 $12
Full Heart Extra-Large 51 $12
I only have one of each, so let me know NOW which one or ones you want.
All punches are in good working order.

Stampin' Up Grab Bags!!!

On-Line orders only click here to order, and please select me as your demonstrator.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Special Sale-a-Bration FMN Card Class!!
Saturday, March 19th
Cost $15  
*  Make 5 All-occasion cards 
          (using Stampin' Up!’s products from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog)
 *  Swap contest
 *  Door prizes
 *  Retired stamps and accessories sale
 *  Bonus project for those who place an order of   $25 or more
 *  Bring a friend and get $5 off class fee
Click here to see the Sale-a-bration products!!

You can register or ask for more information for this class at

Happy Stamping!!


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Save the Date!!!

Next FMN Card Class is a special one!!  Because of the Sale-a-Bration promotion, I will be having a special FMN Card Class which will include a card swap contest, door prizes and the usual card making and new techniques.  March 20th is when the fun will take place!!  More information to come.