Saturday, December 20, 2014

Treat box idea

I made these adorable treat boxes to share with my neighbors.  My big shot and a few punches were the only tools I needed.  I think they came out so cute!


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cyber Monday Specials!!

Have you seen the Cyber Monday specials that are going on tomorrow at my website, www.stampingkat.stampinup.net?  Jump on over and get some amazing deals!!!  (When you go to my site, just be sure you see my name in the top, right corner!)

 

Click here to see the specials:  CYBER MONDAY

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Simple thank you

This simple thank you is even prettier in person. I used my cameo silhouette machine to cut out a greeting and then use the new dots Stampin Up embossing folder on the background. I also really love the new, easy and inexpensive bling of our new sequins featured in the holiday mini catalog!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Blackberries and honey!!

These cards feature two of our new in colors- blackberry bliss and hello honey, along with new ribbon, a small flower punch, and new designer papers and stamps! Visit my website at www.stampingkat.stampinup.net to shop today and get your own new IN COLORS!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Happy birthday!

This new set has great birthday greeting. I love the swirly font- and the rest of the card doesn't have to be too hard either!  I added some cheap sequins for easy bling.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July Update- specials, deals, and Blendibilities



July Special!!!
Our exclusive paper packs are on sale.  
This applies only to 12x12 size paper packs:  
Buy three and get one free!!
www.stampingkat.stampinup.net

 While you are shopping, be sure to check out this week's deals!!!


And our new alcohol markers, called "Blendabilities" are now available to order in six colors:  Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Coastal Cabana and Pumpkin Pie.  You can also purchase the flesh tone set, as well as the color lifter and the Tuxedo ink pad.  The rest of the colors will be available on August 1st.  






Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Work of art sample

The new catalog is live and online.  My first order arrived, and one if the stamp sets I chose is called "work of art".  I made these easy sympathy cards- think of the possibilities!!

Strawberry slush and coastal cabana...


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

To all my friends/readers in the DC Metro Area! Mark your calendars for a HUGE Estate-Style Craft Sale May 31 and June 1! Email me for more info and details! 

Please note:   Most of the paper/stamp supplies are Stampin' Up! (some still in plastic wrap!) and when it says fabric and ribbon- we mean literally miles of both.  Lots of 100 yard spools of ribbon and yards and yards of fabric.  You can find photos on Craig's List as well.  Scroll down a few posts to read more detail as well.

Friday, April 18, 2014

FREE SHIPPING!!!

 
 
Free shipping on all orders from 21-25 April 2014. Whoo hoo!! Visit my website:  www.stampingkat.stampinup.net to place your order or send it to me in an email.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Craft Sale and a little more....


Judith Ann Walsh
1939-2014
I'm sorry that I have not written about this sooner.  I just didn't know how.  It's been a long, sad winter at our house.  My wonderful, crafty Mother contracted a rare strain of pneumonia in mid-December and after 22 days in ICU, she passed away with her family by her side on January 10th.  My heart was touched by the outpouring of love and support for her...especially from some of my special stamping customers (aka friends) that also knew her. 

My youngest sister, Megan, has a beautiful craft blog, and she has written some beautiful posts about our mother. You can find her Mother's Day post here and a "in the thick of it" post here...followed by a tribute here.  She will be missed. She was amazing. 

The one theme that you see in my mom was her crafting. As we prepared for the Visitation and the Funeral, we pulled together a sampling of all of her crafts throughout the years. My own children, who were in her house every week/month for the last 8 years, had no idea she painted the paintings on the wall in the dining room. Or that she made the yellow rose lamp that hangs over the kitchen table.  Her talents (and craft supplies apparently) were endless. 

Here are a few of my favorite things she has made for me and my children.  Ben's bear sweater (he is now 16!), the dolls she made me (Raggedy Ann and Holly Hobbie!) and Irish sweaters for the whole family...in multiple colors. 




And there's so much more.... which brings me more to the point of this post.

 

My mother was an eternal crafter. She started long, long ago with knitting and needlepoint...moved on to painting, flower arranging, and sewing.  (She makes Rapunzel look bored!).  The later years were filled with costume making, more knitting, stained glass...more knitting, more sewing, and then on to prolific quilting.  Her house overfloweth with wonderful things to use with her unending creativity.  And I do mean overfloweth!!  So yes, now that she has left us, we have carefully sorted and inventoried and are having a

HUGE CRAFT SALE

 to sell off her supplies. (Sorry, no latch hook to be found, folks!)

 

Saturday, May 31st and Sunday, June 1st

9am-5pm

Fairfax, Virginia

Please email me for address and directions. Please feel free to share this information with others that may be interested.

 
So what's going to be there?  Well, here's a basic list. Some items there is a lot (inks, stamps) and some items just a chosen few. 
 
quilting fabric and precuts (we may have found a buyer for the lot in
NC and will know more after Easter. Even if we sell the quilting
fabric, there will still be some fabric available for sale)
quilt batting
quilt rulers and templates
yarn, knitting needles and accessories (looms too)
paper trimmers, decorative scissors, and scissors caddies
patterns:  some crochet, smocking, lots of quilt patterns, sewing
patterns
rubber stamps
ink pads, refills, markers, and other assorted stamping tools (chalks,
pearl ex, templates, embossing powders, dry embossing templates- many
new in package)
cardstock (SU plus other packs)
sizzix dies, embossing folders and more
cuttlebug machine
beads and beading supplies
machine embroidery designs and books
machine embroidery thread (lots!)
machine embroidery "blanks" (baby blankets, bibs, fingertip towels)
sewing thread
sewing notions and scissors and rotary cutters
zippers, elastic, buttons, trims
ribbon (100 yard rolls of assorted colors and sizes)
serger thread cones
quilt books and other craft books
stained glass tools

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sale ends soon!

There are just a few more days to get a free gift with every $50 purchase at my online store. Sale-a-bration ends March 31st!  Visit my online store to place your order today.

One of the gifts you can choose is this adorable banner punch! (There is also a coordinating stamp set you can get for free too!!  See the offerings at SAB 2014


 
The more you craft, the sooner spring will come!!

Have a great day!

~Kathleen

Sunday, February 16, 2014

You make me happy

This set, "Happy Watercolor" is available now in our Occasions Catalog.  It also has some pretty floral images...but I used a heart from "Hearts a Flutter" to make this pretty and cheery Valentine!
 
I'm having domain problems again- but you can always find my blog at www.rubberthunder.blogspot.com or www.stampingkat.stampinup.net.
 
~Kathleen

Friday, February 14, 2014

Sale-a-bration has started!


Stampin' UP! has started its annual sale. Visit my online store to choose a free gift with every $50 you spend at www.stampingkat.stampinup.net.  Here are some quick samples for a snowy day.  I received them for my birthday last month.  The bird card uses the painters tape technique and is from my Stampin' Up! friend, Kim, and my 16 year old son, Ben, made the snowflake card.

Monday, January 20, 2014

2014 is here!

A new year means a new Occasions catalog! Visit my website at www.stampingkat.stampinup.net to see and shop from it.  Lots of fun things for your spring crafting are now available.  And sale-a-bration is just around the corner! You should have received a flyer in the mail by now.  Contact me soon to book your workshop.

~Kathleen