Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Leadership Pajama Party

I think I am more excited about Leadership than Christmas.  I bought new pajamas for the pajama party they are having at Leadership in January.  So Excited!!

Now I need to get working on my swaps!!

Happy Stamping,
Kathy

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Gift Exchange

Kindred Inkers (my upline's group) had a gift exchange party.  Terry provided a make-n-take:

What a beautiful project and talk about fast and easy.  It's amazing what some glimmer paper and a MDS (My Digital Studio) download can do to a cheap frame!!



This is the gift I got.  Boni made it.  I love how she made the sewing kit out of a Mason jar!  See how she put the DSP (Designer Series Paper) in the pin case and on the back of the needles to tie them all together?  I think this is a great gift idea.  And WOW how pretty is that ornament?  Boni got the ornament from Pinterest.  I want to make some ornaments as gifts, so as I made the ornament I took some pictures to make a tutorial.  



Cut 12 circles of each color (I used 3 1/2" circles) then fold in half














      Glue all the half circles together alternating color.

They should look like this when you have them all together.

This is the top, it's flat on the table.



Make tag.  My paper was about 1" wide.

Run Linen Thread through a button.

Put the tag on the Linen Thread.  Button on bottom, Tag on top.

Lay thread over folded paper.



I glued my thread to the paper.

Glued sides together.

To create a ball


    Hot glue the top and bottom of the circle 
together on one color.


Hot glue the center of the other color.

So it looks like this.


This is what it looks like from the top.

Tie a bow out of ribbon.


Glue bow to top of tag.

The finished Project

I hope my tutorial was helpful.  I can't believe how hard the picture tutorials are to make!!

Happy Stamping,
Kathy

Saturday, December 8, 2012

It's Going to Be a Framelits Christmas!!


It’s going to be a Framelits Christmas at my house this year!!  How’s so?  Well, I was getting ready for
a cookie exchange and I bought cheap bags from the dollar store (no offense Dollar Tree).  But that’s exactly what they were cheap dollar store bags.  
Well I couldn’t show up at the cookie exchange with cheap dollar store bags!  What fun is that?  So I decided to close the top with a decorated clothes pin.  I attached a little strip of DSP (Designer Series Paper), by the way the Festival of Prints DSP Stack from the Holiday Catalog sure goes a long way, then I gave it a coat of Crystal Effects, attaché a stamped Merry Christmas image from the Mixed Medley stamp set, which I cut out with a ¾” circle punch, added some ribbon and now a cheap dollar store clothes pin is the perfect accessory to my cheap dollar store bag (see Dollar Tree I really do love you, lol) 
Howeve, I still wasn't finished.  I stamped, embossed and cut out little trees using the Scentsational Season Bundle and the champagne glimmer paper is perfect for the star.  I love how the framelits work with the stamp set.  Then layered Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla card stocked which is cut out using the Labels Collection Framelits.  Stamped “to” and “from” using Cherry Cobbler ink and the stamp set Fabulous Phrases.  Hung it from the clothes pin with a little bit of linen thread and now I have the perfect packaging for my cookie exchange.  Why does the packaging have to be perfect?  Because I decided to put chocolate covered cherries in there!!  If the packaging is that delicious the content has to match!!  I think everyone will be happy when I show up!  And I will probably be invited back next year!!
 
















Hope you have a framelit Christmas too!! 
Happy Stamping,
Kathy

Monday, December 3, 2012

Ornament Elegance Kit



Ornamental Elegance Kit132832
Price: $14.95
The ornament on the cover of our holiday catalog was such a hit that we are making it available to you — just in time to deck the halls with terrific trimmings you’ve made yourself!

All you need (in addition to the kit) is a glue gun, adhesive glue stick, and scissors.

Makes 10 heirloom ornaments.

Kit includes: Die-Cut Cardstock Elements; Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon; Natural Linen Thread; Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons; Large Pearl Basic Jewels.

Order now so you will have plenty of time to make them for Christmas gifting—or for your family tree!

Available while supplies last.

Instructions can be found at: http://bit.ly/OrnamentalElegance (PDF).






You can click here to see the instructions and that will give you a good idea of what the kit contains. You are always welcome to just place an order at my on-line store.  To order threw me please contact me as soon as possible, these kits are available while supplies last.

What a fast easy way to make your Christmas presents and decorating beautiful!!

Happy Stamping,
Kathy

(303) 358-0836

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Square Christmas Ornament


We had our group Kindred Inker meeting last Monday, and Kelli demonstrated how to make a Christmas ornament out of 3” x 3” square of Designer Series Paper.  I immediately thought of the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack from the current Holiday Catalog!!  I could make a bazillion of the ornaments with that paper.  And with the size of the paper being 4 ½” x 6 ½” there wasn’t much waste!  So here is what they look like closed

 
And here is what they look like open!  Petty.  I will be making these for teacher gifts, bank teller gifts, mail person gifts and so on and so on.

If you want to make them I have found a video on YouTube for you.  On the video Tami stamped hers.   
Let me know how they turn out!!

Happy Stamping,

Kathy

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Ornament and Chocolate Packet


 These are the two projects we will be making at my.........


Christmas Project Class
Sunday, November 25th
1 to 4pm
$10

LIMITED ROOM!!

From more information:
Kathy Howes
(303) 358-0836
www.kathyhowes.stampinup.net

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Time Change!!

Notice time has changed!

They moved my daughter's tournament to this weekend, so I had to move my workshop to the evening hours.  If this doesn't work for you, give me a call and we can set a time that does work.

I am working on the gifts for those who bring a friend and I am really liking the way they turned out.  So make sure you don't miss out call that a friend or two the more the merrier!!








No peeking the gift is a surprise!!

These are some pieces to the gift, just add, padding compound, stamping, punches, framelits, ribbon, Big Shot, Baker's Twine, Emboss powder, markers, Stampin' Dimentionals and a whole lot of love and you have one great gift!!


See you Saturday!!
Kathy

Thursday, October 18, 2012

FMN Card Class

This is one of the cards we will be making at Saturday's FMN Card Class.  There's still time to sign up!!

Class info:

Friday, October 19th is the last day to sign up for the October FMN card Class!! 

Want to come for FREE?  Then all you have to do is bring a friend or place an order!  I will have a door prize and a light snack. 

Hope to hear from you soon!!
FMN Card Class:  Saturday, October 20th 1 pm to 4 pm cost $10
Please join me for my card making event!  You will make three cards for $10.  Using Stampin’ Up! products and learning new techniques.  Must sign up before Friday, October 19th.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Carly's Birthday Card


Hi Stampers,

Sweet Carly


Tonight is Carly’s (my niece) 3rd birthday!!  Here’s the card I made for her.  I saw the card on Pinterest. I wish I could remember who was the creator so I could give her credit.  I guess you will just have to go to my Pinterest board “Stampin’ Up! card ideas" to find out.  Anyway, I just love this card and as you can tell from the pictures, my niece is a little Tiger herself.  But I love her!!  Lol

Carly




Little Diva
Supplies used to create Lion:
Mane-Blossoms punch (2), Face-Circles #2 die (2” circle), Cheeks-3/4” circle punch (2), nose and eyes-builder owl punch.  I used Summer Starfuit, Soft Suede and Raspberry Ripple card stock (but want to try Only Orange, Daffodil Delight and Real Red card stock next time).  The card base is Whisper White.  Background-Patio Party DSP (Designer Series Paper)

Till next time,
Happy Stamping!
Kathy

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Here are the swaps from the September Kindred Inker meeting.
Kelli


Amy

Trina

Janet



Boni

Kelli

Terry

Linda

Mary