Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Let's talk Kits...

If you've followed me for any length of time, you know that I was a HUGE FAN of CTMH's Card and Layout Subscription, Craft with Heart 💓
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Starting off with Stampin' Up! I received a Paper Pumpkin Kit (their Subscription Kits) in my Starter Kit and I LOVE IT!!!

You get everything you need to make the predesigned projects (that's right, it's not always cards 😊). They usually come with some form of adhesive but if you have a favorite, you can always use that. 

Here's a peek at June's which you will get if you sign up now. I know this is just a peek but it's full of cute little fruits with a watercolor finish on the images. Those peaches are SO CUTE!!!


Not only do you get the Kit but you get exclusive rights to purchase extras and/or exclusive products that will enhance your Kit. Check out the April - June Exclusives...

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If you LOVE Paper Pumpkin like I do, we also have our Kits Collection that can be purchased without a subscription/prepay plan. Here's a look at some of those....there are so many more on my website...

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Don't forget during the month of May, when you join my Stampin' Up! Team, you will receive four products in each of the 2024-2026 In Colors IN ADDITION TO the Paper Pumpkin I mentioned above. Click the graphic below to learn more!


Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 13, 2024

JOIN MY TEAM....

I've been so busy enjoying to contents of my Starter Kit that I haven't really shared the fact that YOU TOO can enjoy AMAZING Stampin' Up! products by joining my team!
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During the month of May, when you sign up to be on my Team, you will not only receive business supplies to get you started and a box full of creative products of your choice, but you'll also receive FOUR PRODUCTS in each of the 5 In Colors. That's right...you will get an Ink Pad, Stamp & Write Marker, Cardstock, and DSP in each of the five In Colors (Summer Splash, Petunia Pop, Peach Pie, Pretty in Pink, and Shy Shamrock)...all FREE and added to your Starter Kit 😁
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Please click HERE to find out more and to join my Team...I'd LOVE to have you!
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If joining my Team isn't in the cards for you at the moment, don't forget that you can be inspired by following me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube.

Follow me on Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/ScrappinKaty
Subscribe to my YT Channel: https://youtube.com/c/ScrappinKaty

If you've read down this far, I'd LOVE FOR YOU to tell me what you'd like to see me create with next...leave your suggestions in the comments!

Friday, May 10, 2024

Enjoy the Ride & Flowering Zinnias...

This week....well last week, actually, but I'm just now catching up from being gone....we have the BEST of both stamping worlds. 

CTMH - Enjoy the Ride and Stampin' Up! - Flowering Zinnias

Remember when I mentioned that Stampin' Up! was able to purchase some CTMH Product lines that were already in production...well, this is the first of several that will be released. 

Enjoy the Ride is a perfect Summery collection and while some things old out almost immediately, there are still several things left. Click on the photo to go directly to my website to see the entire collection and products that are still available.


I don't know about you, but I have a LOT of photos of my kids learning to ride their bikes...and that red gingham pattern...LOVE!!! Head on over to my website to shop the Enjoy the Ride Collection before it's gone.
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Now, let's talk Stampin' Up! and the products I chose to create with first....

My very first workshop is using the GORGEOUS Flowering Zinnias...it makes a two-page layout and 3 cards (you can definitely make double). When you purchase the products on my website, I will email you the instructional guide...how fun is that!?!


Here's a look at what you'll need to complete the projects: 
I have created since this workshop with some other products...I even did an unboxing of my Stampin' Up! Starter Kit. You can see both videos over on YouTube

If you'd like to get your own Starter Kit and JOIN MY TEAM, now is the perfect time to do so! We are adding some FUN & FREE products to your box during May! Here's a look at what you get! You can also click here to read more about what you get in your Kit in May.


That's right...four products in  ALL 5 IN COLORS:
  • Ink Pad
  • Stamp & Write Marker
  • 8-1/2 x 11 Cardstock
  • 6x6 DSP
And that's PLUS the $125 in product you get to choose - anything you'd like!

Join my STAMP, PAPER, SCISSORS Team now so we can learn together!

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Weekly (Monthly) Recap...

Well, well....it's been quite a while since my last blog post and if you follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube, you're probably well aware of the absence and the reasoning.

For those of you who don't (head on over and follow) here's a brief summary of the creative portion of my life the past few months.

February - CTMH (the papercrafting company I've been a Consultant for for 22 years) announced that they would be closing and potentially selling some of their product lines to a much larger competitor in the stamping world. You can watch my reaction to this news {{{{here}}}}.



What ensued over the next couple of months was nothing short of chaos....products flying out the door (I mean who wouldn't want to stock up on HIGH QUALITY papercrafting supplies), backed up shipping, the end looming. 

We, as CTMH Makers, also had to come to terms with where would we go next. Stampin' Up! was offering us a golden parachute and purchasing some of our product lines that were already in production. Creative Memories was also offering a place to call home. Leaders from CTMH were scalping other team members to shore up their position at whichever company they would choose. When I say it was awful, it was AWFUL. I usually stay away from situations that give me anxiety but this I could not. It reminded me of when my cousin was on Survivor (The Australian Outback, All-Stars, and Heroes vs Villains - he was on Team Heroes)...I couldn't watch all the backstabbing, lying, opportunistic acts of humanity. Only the strong survived (no pun intended).



The good thing about writing this now is that hindsight is AMAZING. The dust has settled, friends have been lost, friends have been gained, and we are all better for it.

My CTMH Website closed April 30th and my Stampin' Up! website went live May 1st (in a matter of 60 seconds between the two, literally). I have had a chance to play with the wonderful Stampin' Up! products and look forward to putting my spin on them. 

Last week, I met some of my closest friends in this creative journey...the CREATIVE DESIGN TEAM. I had the pleasure of teaching at various CTMH Events with a couple of them but some I was meeting in person for the very first time. I can tell you that our week was full of laughs, talks, strategizing, even some tears (mainly from me and all the hiking we did...lol). It filled up my emotional bucket in more than ways than one. 


I can't wait for our next adventure...and keep an eye out for all the things we put into motion during this trip. I think y'all will LOVE IT!

To end this update post, let's talk about Stampin' Up! workshops and projects. Tomorrow I will post a peek at the CTMH Products that are now being offered at Stampin' Up! as well as my very first Stampin' Up! Workshop so stay tuned!


Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Gnomes for Spring...

It might still be Winter where you're at but here in Texas, it's borderline Summer...lol
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CTMH recently released the third installment in our Gnomes for All Seasons Collection...Gnomes for Spring!
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Here's a look at the Collection...



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We also have Bundle options...


I recently created with this Collection for my latest YouTube Video. I coupled the Gnomes for Spring with our newest Sketchbook (A MUST-HAVE if you ask anyone who has already purchased it).




Check out the video below - click the video to view on YT so you can comment, like, share and subscribe!