Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Creative Type Design Team Layout

what is the best christmas gift you have ever received?
this is the december prompt over at the creative type

the best gift i ever received was last christmas when my mom passed down these pearls.
inside was a note that read "these were given to me with love on our
25th wedding anniversary, wear them with all my love" ...
i will treasure these always, and now have a layout to remind me of how much
this gift meant to me.

join us over at the creative type by submitting a layout of the best gift you ever received!!!

pretty little studio design team project

looking for a quick and easy personalized christmas gift? try this adorable cd case!
it can be adapted for any occasion using a variety of paper & embellishments
from pretty little studio! watch video below for step by step instructions!


Friday, December 16, 2011

subscriber giveaway

leave a comment here for a chance to win! please include your channel
name or it you don't have one your email address!!!
good luck!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

blog hop WINNER

thank you for all your wonderful comments! it was great to see some new faces on the blog. there were 27 comments and i used to generate winner!!! ..... drum roll please ....

congrats gretchen! please send me an email so you can receive an email with your gift certificate!!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

pretty little studio blog hop

Ready for some more Christmas inspiration from the Pretty Little Studio girls?

Visit each of these blogs for additional holiday projects, and be sure to leave a comment by Dec 5th at each stop. Each of us will be giving away a $10 gift certificate to the PLS store, and there will be a grand prize $25 gift certificate awarded to one lucky person who comments by Dec 5th on the PLS blog!

For this blog hop I finished two projects: the first are the advent cones. Just like an advent calendar there are 24 cones that look just adorable on the mantle. Place a little treat under each.

To create cut 24 circles in various sizes (i used a salad plate, dinner plate, and a bowl ... very high tech tools :) ... as templates). Roll into a cone shape and adhere with permanent adhesive. Make sure to use a clothes pin or paper clip to hold in place with it dries. I used circle punches to create places for numbers. Using thickers, chipboard, and various alphas I had in my stash I numbered each cone. Next, I drew 24 stars, cut them out and went to town with the stickles.

For my next project I took simple kraft gift bags and embellished with PLS paper.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

creative type october challenge

for the october design team challenge we had to create a layout using
typography to represent pop culture. i must have come up with 50
different ideas, from texting to tory burch reva flats ...
but, i kept coming back to the jersey shore!
why? i really dont know. when i was in law school i spent
some time at the jersey shore, and i assure you it is everything like what
is on the mtv reality show. of course, there are some very very nice calm,
beautiful places scattered up and down
the shore, it is largely ful of self-tanned, pumped up, 'juice heads.'
all this being said the show is pop culture with their own language, 'style',
music, dance moves, and even sunday dinners. while, i dont share ideas of
style with the cast of the jersey shore, i felt is was a good
depiction of one idea of pop culture.
so below are the products used and please share your idea of pop culture at

Saturday, September 17, 2011


for the luv of art has created this adorable stamp set called 'click'.
this is a photopolymer, made in the usa, as good as it gets stamp set.
i just love the polaroid on the clothes pin and the camera with photolove on it
is too stinkin cute! the owner miss norma has generously offered my
youtube subscribers and blog followers a coupon code
(kraftinkate) which is $3 off your purchase of $24.99.
so go check their website to see all the great stamps new products!!!

just click on product pictures below to purchase!!!
thanks to inlinkz link manager it is just that easy!

Friday, September 9, 2011

fabulous friday...distress ink

hey guys please check out the latest fabulous friday video for some neat things done with distress ink. also, information on sidewalks collection by october afternoon and subscribe for latest info and updates on studio calico products. have a great weekend!

exciting news!!!
i have joined the design team for pretty little studio!!!
i am so associated with this amazing & creative company. i found pretty little

studio through a blog about 6 months ago and ordered products my first visit. since then
i have communicated with melissa several times about upcoming releases and she has been so incredibly generous. i recently posted a video introducing
the new halloween line scaredy cat. let me tell you how fun it was to receive

all those great goodies and then get to create
with them! i had a blast. needless, to say i cannot wait for the christmas release!
as a design team member i will be creating cards,
layouts, projects and posting videos regularly. so please stop by the pretty

little studio blog to see it all.
also, take advantage of the 15% off your purchase with the coupon code: halloween

Friday, September 2, 2011

martha stewart craft furniture

ok so why i am the only person in the free world
who has yet to see martha stewart
craft furniture? ...
all i have to say is ... i need it!!!
when i actually get around to having a
craft room you can bet it will include some
of these pieces!!! below are some pictures
and the best part is all this comes in three colors:
white, grey (!!!), and green!!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

toes in the sand

hey guys!!!
i am currently on vacation, but will be posting
fabulous friday video
and will be back next monday with all the last
coupons and deals!
have an amazing labor day weekend.
cheers ~ kate

Monday, August 22, 2011

money saving monday

weekly specials & coupon codes!!!
check back every monday for all the best scrapbook
$$$ saving tips ...

recollections storage buy one get one for $o.o1
4o% of soft spoken & making memories
open stock paper 4 for $1.oo
25% off stamps

50% off specialty paper (canvas, cork, chalkboard, etc.)
4o% off ink pads
5o% off stickers
4o% off punches
3o% cricut accessories & cartridges

free shipping over $5o.oo (sale items do not count)
coupon code = qrzarl

$5.oo off (free shipping) purchase of $75.oo or less
coupon code = stamp
free shipping over $75.oo

15% off entire purchase
coupon code = 15aug2011

$3.oo shipping under $3o.oo
free shipping over $3o.oo

free shipping on all clear stamps
all stamps at least 1o% off

Saturday, August 20, 2011

lawn fawn rocks

so i have been on a card making kick lately ...
partially due to all the awesome
lawn fawn stamp sets that are available.
and they are coming out with 9 more
august 25th!!! i cannot wait to see what they are!
here are a couple of cards i made with lawn fawn stamps.
(i will include supply list below pic)

basic grey: life of the party 6x6
lawn fawn: critters in the forest stamp set
doodlebug: petite prints
october afternoon: set sail sprinkler
studio calico: bonny blue mister huey
memento: tuxedo black ink pad
maya road: how's the weather mini chipboard
copic markers: v09, rv00, bv00, r35, r00
copic marker: black

lawn fawn: critters in the sea
echo park: splash 6x6
uniball signo board: white gel pen
stampabilities: wave boarder stamp
studio calico: bonny blue mister huey
october afternoon: set sail sprinkler