Monday, October 31, 2011

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Family Tree

I always told my parents growing up that I wish my brother had been a girl because having a twin sister would have been SO much more fun!  Now that I'm an adult I think I was actually pretty lucky to be the only girl.  AND then I got married and I got my wish - I got the best Sister-in-law ever!  Lucky me, she doesn't even wear my clothes, read my diary or steal my make-up.  :-)

Anyway, I got the pattern for this Family Tree from her.  I had a blast doing all of the family history research, Of course she had already done their side of the family so that made it even easier.   Turns out I can trace a branch on my Dad's side back to some type of royalty.  I told my Husband he can now refer to me as Princess Kati, he didn't buy it....... weird.

The tree goes back 5 generations.  I made one for my Parents and my Grandmother - they LOVED it!

Thanks for the help

I also got some free Ancestry help at 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Card Idea

I can't remember what inspired me to start making pop-up cards, but they are a blast!  Here is a photo tutorial for making pop-up cards.  They are so easy but extra special!

Here is what I did...

I started with 2 pieces of cardstock.  The one on the left is a normal card size (5 1/2in by 8 1/2in), The one on the right will be the inside piece and it's is slightly smaller (5in x 8in.)  I folded both pieces in half and made 2 cuts in from the fold on the inside cardstock.  Then pushed the cut piece to the inside and it forms the base for whatever you want to be your pop up.   Then I put the two pieces together.

I used the Cupcake Builder Punch (Item #121087) to punch out my cupcake at used my tape runner to glue my cupcake to the pop up piece.

Then I decorated the inside of the card with the Create a Cupcake stamp set (Item #121915)

And I decorated the Outside :-)

Stamp set I used:
Create a Cupcake (Item # 121915)

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

BZB Stampers Advent Calendar

Last Sunday I got to attend the BZB Stampers Advent Calendar class.  This is a group that my upline's upline's upline runs... or somthing like that.  She Rocks!  She is kind of my Stampin' Up hero.   So I am considering doing a class for my stampers to make this.   It is SO stinkin' cute.  

What do you all think???

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mom's Club Sneak Peak

I love my friends!  I guess it is a sign that I am truly an adult when I start thinking about how wonderful my friends are.  I have this friend, she's awesome, she always makes me laugh and she just "gets me."  You know what I mean, the kind of friend that seems to know exactly what you are thinking all the time.  She is also a killer mom to two beautiful baby (well one isn't really a baby anymore...) girls.  AND  she is in a mom's club.  I love it.  This group of mom's get together on Wednesday nights and all try new things.  Lucky me, next week they are coming to my house to make Christmas Cards!   So, here is a sneak peak of one of the Christmas cards we will be making.

This card uses Tree Trimmings stamp set (Item # 116722) and a little bling.  :-)  I love shiny things!

Tree Trimmings (Item #116722)

Christmas Sneek Peak

I always have been a poor secret keeper.... so why start now!   Here is a sneak peak of what my stampers will be making at my Christmas Card Class in November.  These cards are all made from The Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' kit from the holiday Mini (Item # 124007)

Whoo-hoo Christmas Cards Galore! We are making 16 cards out of the Simply Scrappin' kit.   And... maybe some matching gift tags... we will see.

Stamp sets (and Simply Scrappin' kits used):

Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' Kit (Item #124007)

Pennant Parade (Item #122740)

Delightful Decorations (Item # 116517)

Baroque Motifs (Item #113490)

Short and Sweet (Item # 115060)

Season of Joy (Item # 110384)

Looking forward to seeing all my Stampers in November!!!!

Card Ideas

I did a workshop last weekend where my lovely hostess requested a Thanksgiving card and a Christmas card as projects for her stamping friends.  
Here is what we made:
I was stoked when she requested a Thanksgiving card, I don't think I have ever made a thanksgiving card before.  I love trying new things, or maybe I just love trying new things with stamps... I could die happy without ever trying snails or skydiving. 

This was my first Christmas card of 2011!   I wanted to try out my new Stitched Stockings stamp set from the Holiday Mini.  (and really, I LOVE LOVE LOVE any stamp set that has a matching punch... its the best thing ever!)  I slightly altered this version from the one we made at the workshop, but the idea is there.

Stamp sets I used:

Jack of all Trades (Item #122622)
Stitched Stockings (Item #123784)

To get these Stamp Sets and more visit me at Online Ordering

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

October Workshop

I just have to say, I love fall in the Northwest.  I know I have outgrown the stage in my life where it is socially acceptable to run full speed and cannon ball into every pile of leaves you see, but I never resist the urge to step on a few fallen leaves here and there just to hear the crunching sound under your feet.  Could anything be more charming??

Here is what we made to get ready for Halloween:

Of course I couldn't actually plan a Stampin' Up workshop without one card!  For the card I used "Jack of All Trades" (Item # 122666)

The Mini Milk Carton, which I filled with bite size Snickers (do you hear my sugar tooth kicking in??)  was made with the Mini Milk Carton Bigz Die (Item # 117310) the "Got treats" stamp set (Item # 119114) and the "Tiny tags" stamp set (Item # 118091)

I also have been dying to use the 1in x 8in cellophane bags from the new Holiday Mini (Item # 122622) so we filled them with M&M's (the Peanut Butter ones work too but I ate all of them before taking photos.... I know, are you sensing a theme here??)  I used "Warmest Wishes" (Item # 122672) stamp set for the owl and the Owl Punch (Item # 118074) for the Owl and the Ghost.

Happy Halloween!!!

Jack of all Trades (Item # 122666)
Got Treats (Item # 119114)

Tiny Tags (Item # 118091)

Warmest Wishes (Item # 122672)

To get these Stamp Sets and more visit me at SU! Online Ordering