Sunday, January 29, 2012

No USTREAM Tonight

Hi, everyone!

Just a quick post to say that technology is not our friend tonight, so we won't be diing a USTREAM this evening. We will see if we can get something sorted out for tomorrow or another day, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, I have been posting photos to Twitter of some of the things I saw at the show, so I hope you enjoy them. I am looking forward to posting more photos tomorrow.

I am now @Kathryn_Scraps on Twitter! You can follow me here: If you're not on Twitter, you can still access the page to see updates from the show.

~Kathryn :D

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Off to Anaheim!

Hi, everyone!

I'm headed to the airport in just a few minutes here & then it's off to Anaheim. I'm going to try to do some blog posts from California, but they probably won't be until the end of the day. To keep track of what I'm up to during the day, you can watch for tweets. A link to my Twitter page is in the previous blog post. You can view the account and the tweets without being a Twitter member.

See ya!

~Kathryn :D

Monday, January 23, 2012

Kathryn Scraps is Now on Twitter!

Hi, everyone!

Just a quick post to let you guys know that I am now @Kathryn_Scraps on Twitter! I got an account so I can tweet photos and other info from CHA next week. You can follow me here:

Can't wait!

~Kathryn :D

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Join Me at ScrapbooksPlus February 15th!

Hi, everyone!

I'd like to invite anyone living in the area to join me at Scrapbooks Plus in Chantilly, VA on Wednesday, February 15th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. We are on the calendar & ready to rock. :D I hope to meet some of you from the show in person & maybe do a little scrapping and, of course, a little shopping!

Since it's the day after Valentine's Day, I was thinking it might be fun to exchange some cute cards or tags at the social. I also am planning on bringing some treats for everyone to share. If you're planning on coming, please drop me an email at so I can keep you posted with details. If you have crafty friends you'd like to bring with you, please bring them along. The more the merrier!

Speaking of Valentine's Day, we have more Valentine themed shows coming up today and every Thursday this month from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on my UStream Channel: Live on the {Scrap}Beach!

All times are Eastern USA {Miami/New York}. To convert to your time zone, click here: Time Zone Converter.

Thanks for stopping by & I hope to see you there!

~Kathryn :D

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Frosty Window Cover Supply List + PayPal Issues

Hi, everyone!

Last week when I said the Frosty Window albums would start shipping on Monday, I totally forgot that it was a Federal Holiday and, therefore, no mail service. Needless to say, the albums did not start shipping yesterday due to the fact that the USPS was not working & I am unable to keep track of what day of the month it is. ;D

There were a few posts yesterday from people having trouble with PayPal. I'm sorry about that ~ I don't know why PayPal is working for some people and not for others. There are still albums available, so you should be able to purchase them. If you can't get a payment to go through after multiple tries with PayPal, please email me at with the following info so we can work out an alternative:
1. First and Last Name
2. Email associated with your PayPal account
3. Country the album is shipping to

We have sold well over half the Frosty Window albums & I am so excited so many of you will be working along with me on this one. I actually couldn't wait until the Scrappy Bowl Party to get started, so I started testing some different ideas for the cover this weekend. This one was the winner:

I love it! We'll be making this cover from start to finish during the Scrappy Bowl Party, so here's what you'll need:

Sizzix/Tim Holtz Hardware Findings Bigz Die
Deco Art's Americana Acrylic Paint in Winter Blue
Deco Art's Americana Acrylic Paint in Neutral Grey
Plaid's Folk Art Crackle Medium
McGill Star Lily Punch
McGill Mini Petals Punch
McGill Starburst Punch
McGill Molding Mat
McGill Paper Tool Kit
Ranger Distress Embossing Powder in Black Soot
Ranger Distress Embossing Ink
Ranger Distress Ink in Iced Spruce
American Crafts Thickers in Sprinkles Font, White
Ranger Ice Stickles in Arctic Ice
White Cardstock
Blue Cardstock
Staz-On Cotton White Ink*

If you're not sure you want to play along with us because you don't have too many winter photos, you can always make a Sunny Window album. Just choose a different paper collection and swap out the snowflakes for roses or hybiscus & you're all set! There's no reason the windows have to be frosty ~ they can be sunny instead.

To purchase a Frosty Window album, check out this blog post: Frosty Window Albums.

Thanks so much for stopping by & see you Thursday!

~Kathryn :D

*I didn't use this ink on the cover, but we will probably be using it inside the album on the acrylic pages.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Frosty Window Albums for Sale

Hi, everyone! I hope you all had a great week & that you've got lots of exciting things planned for the weekend.

My chipboard and acrylic order FINALLY came yesterday, so we will be busy little bees this weekend cutting out hundreds of Frosty Window albums for you. Since we're just about ready to start packing them up and shipping them out, we decided to start taking orders. Frosty Windows will begin shipping on Monday, January 16, 2012 in the order in which purchases are made.

Here's a picture of the frosty window album:

The album measures approximately 7.5" x 9.5", so it's quite large. You will receive four chipboard pieces and two acrylic pieces. The acrylic pieces appear blue in the photo above because of their protective coating, but they are clear.

Your envelope will also contain a negative shape of the album to help you trace and cut your patterned papers:

Price options below include album + shipping for USA and Canada. All other countries should choose "Album ONLY" and you will receive a second invoice for exact shipping charges to your location. If you purchase multiple albums, we will combine shipping and issue refunds for shipping overages when possible.

Shipping Method

We'll be starting the Frosty Window album during the Scrappy Bowl Party and continuing with it during my regular Thursday USTREAM shows. I chose the Bo Bunny "Snowfall" papers and embellishments to decorate my album. I'll do another blog post soon with the supply list for the cover.

~Kathryn :D

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Card Photos from Thursday's USTREAM

Hi, Everyone!

In Thursday evening's USTREAM show we had lots of fun making three cards for Valentine's Day. One of the viwers asked if I could post some photos of the cards on my blog, so I am taking a break from cutting out Frosty Window albums to share them with you.

You're My Cup of Tea:

To make this card I sketched a teacup on some scrap paper and used it as a template to trace my paper. I used the Basic Grey Kissing Booth collection for the teaup & accented it with Krylon 18 KT. Gold leafing pen. I used twine from the Twinery for the steam curls.

Over the Moon In Love with You:

To make this one, I just kept layering the Basic Grey papers until it had the look I wanted. That cute heart border is the Martha Stewart Lace Heart edge punch. A stamped image from Close to My Heart's Mad About You set, a little bit of ribbon & it was done.

Kiss Kiss:

I started by embossing my card base with a folder from the Cuttlebug Love Is In the Air Embossing Folder set. After it was embossed, I rubbed it with white ink to bring out the design. I punched both sides of a strip of pink pearl paper with the Martha Stewart Lace Heart edge punch and Lattice Heart deep edge punch.

The USTREAM was recorded, so you can check it out here if you'd like to see how any of these cards were made: Valentine's Day Cards.

We have more Valentine themed shows coming up every Thursday this month from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on my UStream Channel: Live on the {Scrap}Beach!

All times are Eastern USA {Miami/New York}. To convert to your time zone, click here: Time Zone Converter.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kathryn :D

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Valentine Candy Box + Cameo Card

Hi, Everyone!

In this afternoon's USTREAM show, we made this candy box:

The box has a cute little drawer that opens to hold 20 Hershey's Kisses or a standard size card (or both!):

The USTREAM was recorded, so you can check it out here if you'd like to see how it is made: Valentine Candy Box.

Unfortunately, I was really tired when I wrote my notes for the dimensions down & so I gave several different sets throughout the show. Below, please find the complete dimensions for the box:

7" x 8" piece of cardstock, scored 1 1/4" from the edge on all four sides

Box Bottom:
5 3/4" x 8 1/4" piece of cardstock, scored 1 3/8" from edge on both short sides & one long side

Box Top:
5 7/8" x 8 3/8" cardstock, scored 1 3/8" from the edge on both short & one long side

To see the assembly, products used and other details, please check out the USTREAM recording by clicking here: Valentine Candy Box.

We have another Valentine themed show tonight from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. We will continue with Valentine projects during the regular USTREAM shows on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on my UStream Channel: Live on the {Scrap}Beach!

All times are Eastern USA {Miami/New York}. To convert to your time zone, click here: Time Zone Converter.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kathryn :D

Monday, January 9, 2012

Thursday's USTREAM: Valentine's Day Projects

Hi, everyone! I just wanted to quickly post about some of the projects we'll be working on & the supplies I'll be using in my upcoming Valentine USTREAM shows. Not all of these papers and tools will be used this Thursday, but they will be making appearances during the remaining January shows as we work on our Valentine projects. Try to look in your art room as see what you have that might be similar enough to this list that you don't have to do too much shopping. You'll want to save your money for candy! :D

This year I've decided to stick pretty close to a color palette of white, pink and kraft. Red will probably make an appearance, but only sparingly. I wanted my projects to have a softer look this year, so I tried to steer away from the more traditional red and pink color combo.

Working with that idea, I gathered together white and kraft cardstock for my card and project bases. To add some interest and some low-maintenance shimmer and shine, I also chose some Core'dinations Pearls paper in Baby Pink & some glitter paper from Paper Accents in white, green and a variety of pinks.

For my patterned paper, I have chosen the Echo Park Yours Truly collection:

Since most of my Valentine's Day projects will be smaller in scale, I wanted a paper with nice, tight patterns. I think with these papers that you will still be able to see the pattern even in small pieces.

As for tools, I have a project that heavily features the Sizzix Bigz Die Flowers, 3D.

If you don't have this particular Sizzix die, but you do have another rolled rose die, that will work just fine. You can even make your own rolled roses from circle dies and punches.

Also in the die department, I'll be using the Spellbinders Classic Heart nesting dies and Classic Scalloped Heart nesting dies.

If you don't have these particular heart dies, but you do have other nesting heart dies, templates or punches, you should be all set.

While I was at Michael's the other day, I grabbed the Martha Stewart Crafts Lace Scallop Heart craft punch and the Lattice Heart deep edge punch.

These are older punches, so you may already have them. The two just seemed made for each other when I saw them hanging on the rack. Plus, they were on clearance, so that made them even cuter. ;D

Of course, I'll also be using a variety of stamps and embossing folders since I love to add images and texture to my projects. Both white ink and white embossing powders will be making appearances as well & probably a dozen other things I haven't even thought of yet.

So, just go through your papers, your cardstock, your stamps, your punches & your dies and gather together the things you thinks would look good on Valentine projects.

The first Valentine themed shows air this Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on my UStream Channel: Live on the {Scrap}Beach!

All times are Eastern USA {Miami/New York}. To convert to your time zone, click here: Time Zone Converter.

This week I'll be focusing on cards so you can get a head start on the holiday. Coming up throughout January, we'll have treat bags, candy boxes and a bunch of other goodies.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope to see you there!

~Kathryn :D

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

You're Invited to a Scrappy Bowl Party!

The 2012 Super Bowl is right around the corner, and so is our Second Annual Scrappy Bowl Party! Since I am not into the whole football thing, I will be hosting a little Superbowl party on my USTREAM channel.

This year the Super Bowl kicks off at 6:30 PM Eastern USA time on Sunday, February 5, 2011, so that's when we'll kick-off our UStream show! The show will run during the Superbowl.

We'll have USTREAM during the game, fun chatting, challenges & some random prize drawings! So if you've been less than impressed with the Super Bowl commercials lately, or you ust couldn't care less which team in tight pants beats the other, come join us for some scrapping instead!

This year we'll have TONS of prizes donated by Carol & Barrie of Scrapadabadoo as well as some of your friends from the show and Beach Babes from the Ning site. A complete list of prizes and prize donors will be posted closer to time.

~Kathryn :D

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year's Day Hangover Party Prize Winners

Happy New Year and thank you all SO MUCH for joining us during the New Year's Eve and New Year's Day parties! I had a blast both days and I was very excited to be able to participate in this event this year. A HUGE THANK YOU to Laura Denison of Following the Paper Trail, and Barrie & Carol of Scrapadabadoo not only for inviting me to host this year, but also for all their hard work in making this event so special. Also, please thank our lovely sponsors listed on the right side bar for their generous contributions of prizes by liking them on Facebook and supporting them this year.

Below please find a list of the names and prizes I announced on air during the New Year's Day Hangover Party. A list of prizes announced by Barrie & Carol of Scrapadabadoo can be found on their blog: Scrapadabadoo Blog.

If your name is listed below, please email me (Kathryn) at with the mailing address where you want your prize shipped.

1. Carol Gurganus
Basic Grey Capella Card Kit
18. Zak Shaw
QuicKutz Cookie Cutter 3-pack
34. Debbie Knight
Ranger Seasonal Distress Inks (Winter)
2. Robin Carpenter
QuicKutz "Jolly" Dies
19. Meg Guerrant
My Mind's Eye "Lush" Kit
35. Dawn Edwards
Craf-T Chalks
3. Crystal Biby
QuicKutz "Jolly" Dies
20. Leisa Herbst
Scor-Buddy + Scor-Tape Bundle
36. Francine Pethtel
Martha Stewart Heart Loops Punch
4. Nevena Gineva
Spellbinders Holiday Cheer Dies
21. Barbara Felder
Basic Grey "Sweet Threads" Card Kit
37. Rachel Andres
Martha Stewart Beaded Arcs Punch
5. Kim Dylewicz
Sizzix Die + Stamp Set
22. Sue Kerr
Simple Stories "Happy" Collection
38. Martha Yeater
Martha Stewart Footlights Punch
6. Eileen Hall
Sizzix Primitive Stars Die
23. Jill Wroblewski
Bo Bunny "Zoology" Kit
39. Connie Janzen
Sizzix Garden Trellis Die
7. Samantha Elliot
Martha Stewart Scroll Heart Punch
24a. Rosa Villanueva
Bo Bunny Bag + Travel Kit
40. Melanie Parrish
Sizzix Angel Wings Die
8. Susie O'Connor
QuicKutz Cookie Cutter 3-pack
24b. Kim Davis
Bo Bunny Bag + Garden Girl Kit
41. Jill Garvey
Sizzix Sewing Room Die
9. Irene Middlemiss
QuicKutz Cookie Cutter 3-pack
25. Amanda Blount
Bo Bunny Bag + Sweetness Kit
42. Tricia Dunstan
Sizzix Tattered Leaves Die
10. Macy Kwok
QuicKutz Cookie Cutter 3-pack
26. Denice Metz
Bo Bunny Bag + Sweetness Kit
43. Barbara Young
Sizzix Weathered Clock Die
11. Fran Smith
EK Success Pumpkin Flourish Punch
27. Elmer Jones
Bo Bunny Garden Girl Kit
44. Vanessa Ingraham
AccuCut Window Album Diecuts
12. Annie Picard
1/4" Scor-Tape 2-pack
28. Karla Frazier
Bo Bunny Blitzen Kit
45. Gillian Purser
AccuCut Window Album Diecuts
13. Sheila Moss
1/4" Scor-Tape 2-pack
29. Patricia Ojeda
Bo Bunny Welcome Home Kit
46. Adriana Ortiz
AccuCut Window Album Diecuts
14. Mariana Brulja
1/4" Scor-Tape 2-pack
30. Amy Brennan
Tonic Petal Pairs Punch
47. Kimberley Obrock
Basic Grey Lemonade Card Kit
15. Gina Janoher
1/4" Scor-Tape 2-pack
31. Hilda Landowski
Adhesive Bundle
48. Nikki Dowlman
Basic Grey/Sizzix Die+Folder Kit
16. Carolyn Bussey
1/4" Scor-Tape 2-pack
32. Susana Cortez
Adhesive Bundle
49. Linda Metteer
Martha Stewart Glitter Glue
17. Wilko Wennekes
QuicKutz Cookie Cutter 3-pack
33. Mary Hunniford
Ranger Seasonal Distress Inks (Fall)
50. Bricia Swanson
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider by 3M

Please join me during my regularly scheduled USTREAM shows on Thursdays at 2:00 PM Eastern USA time and 9:00 PM Eastern USA time. This week we'll be finishing up the calendar we started during the New Year's Day Hangover Party, so I hope you'll be able to join us!

Thank you again!

~Kathryn :D