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Sometimes it’s the little things…. December 20, 2010

Filed under: Birthdays,Christmas,For Sale,Scrapbooking,Thank You — anotherkatecreation @ 3:00 am

Hi out there in cyber land!  I know everyone is busy, busy, busy this week trying to get everything ready for the upcoming holidays, baking, taking care of the kids, etc. but I wanted to keep inspiring you to take some time and create something whenever you find a moment.

Although these aren’t Christmassy, I wanted to share something fun I made this year and that went over really well at my little show. 

They are mini clothespins – well they are regular sized, but I have decorated them and they each have a magnet on the back of them so that they can be used to hang photos on a fridge, clip up a note, or just look cute while holding the grocery list :).  I did lots of designs and colors  in the patterned papers and then added accents to each one – anything I had around like buttons, seashells, flowers and sparkles.

So, I made 100 of these little suckers and had lots of fun with them.  First, I added the magnet to the back of each, then added the patterned papers tot he front and magnetized it to a cookie sheet.  Then, I had the most fun with the ‘decorating’.  I had fun searching through all of my embellies to find just the right ones and then making them come to life.  So simple, but SO cute!

Hope you have some fun this week amidst all of the trying times that the holidays bring.  Take time for yourself and your spirit!

kate

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Journals Galore December 7, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — anotherkatecreation @ 3:00 am

There seems to be a theme of getting back to basics this Christmas, and one of those things should be getting back to writing more, texting less and keeping in mind what we are most grateful for.  I have the perfect solution for you to give to others (or yourself) this holiday –

A Writing or Gratitude Journal – $3.00 each

Here is a sample of designs – each is a standard composition book with wide ruled lines and plenty of room to journal about anything you wish.  Made with great papers, flowers, ribbons and more!  Great for tweens, teens, and adults!

 

Are you enjoying the preview sale???  I’m having fun showing off my stuff – it is fun to make it all and then look back and see how much I really have done!  Wowzers!

Enjoy and remember – ONLY 18 more days ’til Christmas!  Yikes!

 

Let the Showcase Begin December 6, 2010

Filed under: Christmas,For Sale — anotherkatecreation @ 3:00 am

So here you go…. the Monday kick-off of the holiday “show” just for you!  I will hopefully be posting each day this week to showcase what I have for sale this year.  I am participating in my kid’s school Winter Festival Craft Fair on Friday afternoon, so if you see something you like, let me know!

First out of the box are my new

Wrapped Candy Canes With Tags – $1.50 each.

They make a great gift topper or ornament for anyone on your list!

Wrapped with red and white peppermint candy fabric with tag of Santa hat or candy holiday

Wrapped with red and white snowflake fabric – several tag designs

Wrapped with red and green plaid homespun fabric – tags are cream with design

 

Enjoy your Monday!  See you back tomorrow for more in my “showcase”!

kate

 

 

 

 

Season’s Greetings December 3, 2010

Filed under: Christmas — anotherkatecreation @ 3:00 am

I seem to be on a simple stamping kick right now.  Sometimes fancy and layers galore works, but this season, I seem to think that simple is the best.

Here’s a card that I made using the versamark ink to make the dark green cardstock pop with texture behind a simple image of pine branches with berries.  I used an elegant sentiment stamp and heat embossed it in gold to make it shine.  The organdy ribbon is simple touch of fancy to top the card off.

I hope that you have a creatively fun-filled weekend ahead of you!  I know I have a busy one, but I am looking forward to getting lots of things done both in the craft room and out!

**And look forward to next week when I start showing off the things I have made and ready for purchase ( if you wish)  I have been stockpiling for a craft show I am in at the end of the week so I’ll be showcasing each day in case you want it first 🙂 **

 

I’m So Excited… And I Just Can’t Hide It! December 2, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — anotherkatecreation @ 3:00 am

Well, now that you know the news of my publication, I guess I can share that I am also excited to be a part of the Paper Crafts Connection blog this past week!  Since it was Thanksgiving and my card was a ‘thanks’ card, I was spotlighted on the blog – wahoo!  Check it out here.

You can’t begin to imagine how cool it is to be chosen like that!  I am beyond excited- I feel like the smile has a permanent place on my face! 🙂

I hope that each of you gets a moment to feel this way in your chosen profession or your hobby.  I am on top of the world!

The funny thing is, I actually used that design for thank you notes for our last trip to the east coast.  We had such great hosts all around PA and NJ that I really wanted to express our gratitude.  I was raised to believe that when someone does something for you or gives you something, you write a thank you note. (Thanks Mom, for making me write them each and every time!)   Now I am trying to instill this in my own children and it seems to be an uphill battle in this world of e-mails and cell phones, and no one really using the ‘snail mail’ any longer.  But think of the joy that the recipient receives when they open their mailbox and not only get a personally written note, but a handmade card as well!

I know for me, the joy is in the making and each of my cards has a dash of love put into it.  Whether I am going to sell it, or I am making it for someone special, it is there.  I so enjoy making things for others and hope that you can find something that you enjoy doing as well – whatever it may be!

Go. Create. Enjoy.

kate

 

Oops!! So Sorry!! December 1, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — anotherkatecreation @ 11:07 pm

Okay, so I am sending out this post to share a total DUH! moment in my life.  So many of you wonderful people wrote to me and sent great comments on my post from today – but all reminded me that I forgot to attach the photos of my card!!!  I mean really!!!  I know you check in to see the finished projects, not just to hear me ramble.  And I said that I was happy to finally get the chance to share my news with the world.

Well, here are the pics of my first publication…

The cover of the magazine- I am SO gleeful!

 

My page!! (page 71 in case you have a hard copy)

 

Okay, this was a hard picture to take, but it is MY NAME IN PRINT!

 

And finally, a clear picture of my card that was published.  This is actually the photo that I sent in for submission.

 

What can I say?  I guess now you know that I really am human 🙂  I have had some pretty busy weeks and things are only about to get busier with the holidays and end of the year fast approaching!  So, I hope you can forgive me and my big blunder and look forward to some more inspiration coming on Friday!

Thanks again for all of the great comments and feedback – you guys are the best!

kate

 

Wahoo!

Filed under: Paper Crafts Magazine,Papertrey Ink,Thank You — anotherkatecreation @ 3:00 am

I am SO excited to finally be able to share this post with the world!  I have literally been sitting on it for 5 months now and can finally say it out loud and share photos, etc.

I HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED!!!

Well, a card of mine has been published!  In June, Paper Crafts Magazine had a call for submissions and I finally decided to take the plunge and see what I could come up with.  One of my designs got chosen out of 1900 submissions and was recently published in their special publication, Card Creations: Favorite Occasions!!

What a great fete this was for me and one that has me totally over the moon!  I got the e-mail on the morning of my birthday and could hardly believe my eyes – I mean, they chose ME!!  Can you believe it??  Now here it is months later and I can celebrate again!  What fun this is.   I haven’t been able to share the fun on my blog because it is all so hush hush, but now I can show you my card and page in the magazine and everything!

The cover of the magazine- I am SO gleeful!

My page!! (page 71 in case you have a hard copy)

Okay, this was a hard picture to take, but it is MY NAME IN PRINT!

And finally, a clear picture of my card that was published.  This is actually the photo that I sent in for submission.

 

Thanks for sharing in the excitement with me!  If you know me well, you know that this is something I have only dreamed of and now that it has come true, I can only dream to do it again, and bigger!!  Thank you to all of my supporters out there – you know who you are and I love you all dearly for all the positive feedback you have given me through my journey in Another Kate Creation!

Now, Let’s Party!