Pinterest and a giveaway

Hello again :) anything new?? I have been wanting to create pin boards for my cards for about a year. Finally.... thanks to a dear friend I bring you a way to view my cards in a new way....on Pinterest!
You can see all of "The Daily Marker's " boards here. A few of my favorite boards are Tutorials, Butterflies, Flowers, and Everyday Greetings. I hope you will consider "Following" my pins.  If you need an invite just send me an email and if you have any suggestions I would welome that too.

Well you all know by now that I love incentives so I have one for you today. 
Did I say GIVEAWAY?? Just leave me a comment here so I know if you are interested in following my pin boards. A random winner will be selected on October 15th. Feel free to leave another comment if you want to spread the word. 
I love the versatility of Penny Black stamps. Let me know if you have any questions and have a great weekend. Please know that I am always so grateful for your visits! Hugs, Kathy



Hello Friends, How are you doing today? We finally have a move date...or rather month. We will be moving by end of October. Yes...I am so excited!! I will try to post regularly but probably shouldn't so scold me if I do. In the meantime I will be having more giveaways to keep things interesting so I hope you will stay tuned :)

With that said...the winner (randomly drawn from Simon Say's Stamp's blog comments)
of some awesome stamps  from Penny Black, Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn, SRM stickers & a Spellbinder die is....drum roll..... Paulette S! 
The winner of the grab bag from my blog comments is Calamity Jane! 
A super big CONGRATS to you LADIES!! 
You can read about the giveaway in this post. ThankYou all for popping over to the Simon Says Stamp blog to leave me some sweet comments on my feature & leaving me some love here. So grateful for you:) Hugs, Kathy

P.S. How about STAMPTMEBER!! Are you loving each day at Simon Says? I know I am and when I see September I think...hummm...they spelled that wrong. It's Stamptember!!

P.S.S. DID YOU SEE THAT Penny Black is debuting some new awesome stamps all week!! Click here because Penny Black is giving away stamps and I don't think you want to miss out. I can't wait to ink up these babies!


BasicGrey card sketch

Hello Friends, It's me again today :) I am back to share this wonderful card sketch brought to you from BasicGrey 
This is a sneak peek of my card created with BasicGrey's Lucille Collection. The colors in this collection are so delicious that the only problem I ran into was which ones to use!! It's amazing to me that I managed to design a card without ANY stamping!! Imagine that! 
I enjoyed working with the paper so much I made a bonus card with my leftovers... I created some dimensional embellies from the stickers in the collection. If time wasn't an issue I would have kept on creating. At the BasicGrey blog today you will find the techniques I used and I hope you will enjoy them. Thanks for your visit I SO appreciate you! Hugs, Kathy

P. S. Here is a link for SCRAPDOTS.
P.S.S. Shame on me...I had more to giveaway than I remembered. I forgot to add the SRM sticker sentiments and the Hero Arts sentiments to my prize package until I received them I realized my mistake!!  There is only two days left to enter. All of the info is at the bottom of this post. 


basic grey giveaway - blog hop

Hello and a warm welcome to you. Today is  BasicGrey's  Aspen Frost blog hop! I am so happy you are here and promise that you will be inspired with the projects and cards in today's hop :) To start at the beginning click here...or you may be arriving from Lisa Dickinson blog here.
Aspen Frost
Charming and familiar, wild and sweet, a juxtaposition of Christmas past and present, Aspen Frost by BasicGrey holds all the joy and tradition of a homespun holiday. In neutral birch, iced cranberry, red hot cinnamon, dazzling white, glacier blue and green apple, Aspen Frost is the comfort and blessing of yummy pies, sparkling drinks and a warm flame burning in the hearth. 

How's that for a description....gotta love it and seriously the paper speaks for it's self. Honestly I haven't met a BasicGrey 6x6 or 12x12 that I didn't like. I love this soft and cream loopy flowers on the face of my card...and the on the background ..the snowflake paper is so soft and just so pretty!! Even though this is a holiday paper it can easily be used for any occasion as you can see in my second card.
The shadow box card was created with Spellbinders "Wonky Rectangles" and the beautiful papers of Aspen Frost. Below the next card  I have a mimi tutorial  Can you see the frost on the ornaments? I used some Rock Candy distress stickles. 
Aspen Frost
On the back of the "open Sleigh" paper is this beautiful birch paper and I just wanted to make a simple quick card for any gender. Note the background of the sentiment's called "Oh what fun" and I love it. 
Applying Glossy Accents on the lettering from the sticker pack is fun and looks so cool. 
This paper is called "Tin Solider" and I just had to cut out the ornaments for my shadow box card.  You can see which ones I cut out from the paper by the arrows. 
See how my twine is "standing" out horizontally?? Just coat the twine with some Glossy Accents and it can literally stand up to anything.  Perfect for nice bows or to bend for an ornament hook. I just used my fingers to coat the twine with the G.A. and let it dry. 
When I am creating a frame type card I like to use Scrap Dots instead of any kind of pop dots. It's so much faster and you dont' see the white foam... plus you can make it higher than pop dots depending on how much you squeeze out.
Want a chance to win an Aspen Frost collection pack? See the giveaway box below :a Rafflecopter giveaway

If the chance to win a collection pack is exciting, what about the chance to win one of each product in the Aspen Frost collection?  We thought you might be interested!  Simply head over to the BasicGrey Facebook page and let us know your favorite product in the Aspen Frost collection!  A winner will be selected at random from all comments received today.

Now it's time to hop to Shannon Tidwell's blog here. Thanks for your visit ... I am so grateful! Hugs, Kathy

P.S. If you are new to my blog you might want to check out this giveaway here :)  



KickStart Giveaway

Hello Friends, I am popping in to announce the winner of the Online Card Classes NEWEST class called KICKSTART! You can register here for it and my post about the giveaway is here.
   (thanks to Jennifer & Kristina for the giveaway!) 

now for the lucky winner....ta...dum....a big congrats to Gerrina! You are going to love this class! 

ON ANOTHER NOTE... I wanted to thank you all for leaving such sweet comments on my blog for my STAMPtember™ feature AND at the Simon Says Stamp's blog. If you are wondering what the heck I am talking about you can read about it here. Just a reminder the stamps below are what's up for grab and a surprise package too. 

I'll be back tomorrow for a blog hop. So many exciting things happening. I hope your week ends in a good way. Hugs, Kathy

P.S. Everything Copic will be on sale UNTIL Monday the 17th to get 25% OFF at Simon Says Stamp!!
These are the colors I recommend for backgrounds.


stamptember - big copic discount & giveaway

Because I am bursting at the seams here's a sneak peek before I say hi!
Hello Friends! How was your weekend?? I am so happy that you are here today and thanks for taking the time out of your day to visit me. Today is a day that I have been looking forward to for months and I am so stoked and honored to be Simon Says Stamp's  STAMPtember™  Special Guest today!! 

The word about STAMPtember™ has been out for ten days so I have a feeling you already know about it. It's a pretty cool month that Simon Say's brings to it's readers and my head swims what it must take to have a month long event with so much amazing content, prizes, discounts etc. just to celebrate STAMPING!! Simon Say's Stamps STAMPtember™ intentions are to" inspire, educate, and celebrate rubber stamping! What's not to love about that! The best part about Simon Say's is HEIDI ! Heidi is always full of joy, enthusiasm and has such a zest for life that I so admire. If you guessed it you are right...she brings all of that to stamping. Love you Heidi :) 

 A coupon code for 25% off all Copics at the SSS store!!!
AND a Giveaway!!
That means all Copic brand products are on sale 25% off now until 9/14/12. Just enter code KRCP25 when you check out at the Simon Says Stamp Store here

When you hop over to the Simon Say's Stamp blog here. You will see a cool way to use your mini misters and FOUR cards that I created with a fun technique :) These are the colors I used in my projects. 

(thanks to Hero Arts & Penny Black for their donations) 
What do you need to do to win the stamps and spellbinder die below?  
(A TOTAL VALUE of  $70.00 )

1. Hop over to the Simon Say's Stamp blog and let me know if you like the technique I shared. 
(the winner will be randomly drawn by me from the SSS blog comments on 9.17 & announced here.
YOU are invited to subscribe to my feed or "follow me" to qualify. (you might already so you are finished want to spread the word)
3. If you would like to spread the word about today's post leave me a comment here so I know that you blogged, posted on your FaceBook page etc. for a surprise package. You can leave your name each time you tweet, Facebook, or blog about it for extra chances at winning the surprise package (not the stamps)  

Lots of information today so if you have any questions email me at I hope I explained everything clearly. Have a wonderful week and I'll see you at the Simon Say's blog. A big thanks to Stephanie for making me feel so special! Hugs, Kathy
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