Saturday, May 20, 2017

Carrie's Preorder Picks

Previews of new and exciting products coming in our new Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Catalog. Please use the hostess code J6WP4DPS for orders under $150.00. More to come!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Paper Pumpkin!

I have a Paper Pumpkin get-together coming up on May 26 at my home. If you're interested in joining us, please check my Events Calendar and RSVP by May 10. You also need to order your kit by then. Not sure how to do this? The following video will walk you through the process. Don't forget to use my host code: J6WP4DPS. I look forward to sharing the new May kit and ideas with everyone!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Mother's Birthday Box Card

I love the new Paper Pumpkin Kit. It has so many possibilities. I played around with the idea of a special box card for a Mother's Birthday card using black cardstock and watercolor paper. The box is a 4" cube with only the one layer and lid.
I started with a 12" square sheet, scored every 4 inches around and cut out the corners. The lid is cut at 7" square, scored at 1 3/8" around. Cut opposite just up to center for tabs. Don't cut out the corners.

I cut the watercolor paper to about 3 7/8" square and used the watercolor pencils that came with the Paper Pumpkin Kit. I then overlaid the watercoloring when dry with the stamp sets and black archival ink spot.
The pink heart was done with the resist heart from the kit and the two pink watercolor pencils. Black and white striped washi tape completed the box.
The blank sides are left in order to add photographs for your Mom. After all, wouldn't she want some photos of you or maybe some grandkids?

Monday, April 17, 2017

Paper Pumpkin April 2017!

I received my new Paper Pumpkin kit last week and am so excited about such an awesome kit. It contains enough materials to make 12 cards with matching envelopes plus an added bonus of four short water color pencils and small paintbrush. The black backgrounds are so striking against the bright colors.
The kit includes several pieces of watercolor paper, some with pre-glazed designs to watercolor over. It's like magic watching the designs come through.
As always, the kit comes with everything you need to make the cards, including two sheets of glue dots and a sheet of dimensionals.
The stamps included contain a really fun scattered dots stamp to add to the backgrounds. It also has two larger stamps for the words, "You" and "Best" in Sara's own handwriting. Sara Douglass, Stampin' Up!'s CEO, designed this kit herself, making it even more special. I wish now I had ordered extra kits.
If you would like to join me to complete the kit, I have a Paper Pumpkin Club get-together April 28. Just check my Stampin' Up! website or my Stampin' Up! Events page on this blog. You'll need to bring your own kit, but if you can't secure one in time, come anyway. I have materials you can share! Just let me know ahead of time that you're coming, please! I look forward to seeing everyone there.
I also have to mention here that I am working on doing a Facebook Live session this Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 pm. I'm going to show you how to make a simple explosion box, then use the Paper Pumpkins kit to do a couple of simple embellishments. Just tune in to my Facebook page, Kathryn Jacoby, CZT. So much fun to be had! This will be my first attempt to do Facebook Live, so if it goes well, look for more in the future.
****I will be attempting a Facebook Live on my main page, Kathryn Rose Jacoby, tomorrow at 1:30 pm, eastern standard time.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Retiring Items from Stampin' Up!

The new retiring list has come out. The Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog will mostly be discontinued as of May 31st. Many of your favorites are now on sale. Stampin' Up! will stop producing these items as of May 22, so if you've been oohing and aahing over your favorites, but still haven't purchased them, now is the time before they're sold out! Contact me if you have any questions.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Make a Medallion Card

What a night! My husband had successful minor surgery yesterday to have a skin cancer removed from his cheek. At the same time, our dog was not feeling well yesterday and wouldn't eat. His GI habits were also not up to par. Night came and the dog still wouldn't eat. I went to sleep while Henry had to sit up in his recliner for the night. About 2:30, our dog, Benjen woke me to go outside, unusual for him. This began several trips out through the morning. We made an appointment at the vet, but ended up taking him in early to leave until the vet could see him. Poor baby.

Our oldest cat decided we hadn't had enough excitement and apparently had too much sleep. He has ended up with medication today as well to settle his stomach. Needless to say, neither of us is operating on full cylinders today.

Despite all of this, I need to make better progress on getting ready for a Craft Fair April 1st, so I started trolling the internet for some inspiration. I am trying to improve my card-making skills, so today I looked up "clean and simple cards." I found a nice explanation at this website ( by Operation Write Home. I was also watching a You Tube video by Barb Stamps. I liked the clean simple lines of her card, but didn't have all the same products on hand.

I'm sure you've found yourself in this situation. Fortunately, Stampin' Up! products flow so well into each other that I did manage to make this card today, influenced by Barb. I used the following materials pictured here:

Delicate Details Photopolymer Stamps, Classic Stampin' Pads, Peekaboo Peach, Chocolate Chip, and Tip Top Taupe, a large acrylic stamp block.

I also used Make a Medallion Photopolymer Stamp Set, 2 medium acrylic blocks and one smaller block, brown & white Baker's Twine, a 5.5" x 8.5" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, scored at 4.25" and a piece of Oh So Succulent Designer Paper cut at 4" x 5.25". The tab is about 3.5" x .75" of Very Vanilla. I also used Dimensionals for the medallion and friend tab. The medallion was stamped with Peekaboo Peach and Chocolate Chip and the words were stamped with Tip Top Taupe. The inside wass stamped with Peekabook Peach and a stamp that coordinated well with the medallion stamps.

Our baby is back home now, maybe a little better and full of new meds to be given for the next several days. He did eat a couple of bites of dinner. Here's hoping for a full night's sleep for all.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Zentangle Explosion Box March 13

Zentangle an Explosion Box: Monday, March 13, 10:00 am - 12 noon

$20.00 for instruction and explosion box. Students should bring their own pens. Students will begin adding tangles to a watercolor paper explosion box. Students may choose to leave their box white or use Tombow pens (provided for use during class) to add a watercolor background first. The boxes contain many surfaces, so the completion will probably be done after class.