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Day 5 Challenge: MY Pink Stamper..

Create a gift card or money Holder…I created this money holder for my Nephew who turned 18 and his present from his parents was a CAR!! can you believe that!! GOODNESS!!!  So decided to give him money to pay for that GAS!! hahaha…Hope you like..

Day 3 Challenge: My Pink Stamper..

Create a Holiday Theme Card.. I made this card Inspired by EDNA!  I love her card videos!

1st day of Christmas Challenge My Pink Stamper..

Challenge was to use a non-holiday cart to make a Christmas project.   I used A child’s year to make this card.

Say it with…

Bows and buttons!  Well, this card took forever to make.  I was planning to do a thank you card for someone and I was nervous.  Why? well this person is a very talented card maker, her stuff is amazing!  So mind you, I was like oh my gosh, I need to make this good.  Here is my card after many different styles I tried.  Then I  realized, GO TO ANNABELLE Stamps blog to see what the challenge is to get me inspiration!  So phew! Annabelle saves the day yet again! hahaha   It is something simple.

Back in the saddle again!

A video of me making a card! Yup! I did a video of me making a card!  I know! It must be snowing some where! haha!   I created the following card for two Challenges:Annabelle Stamps Challenge:  Say it with SentimentsGetting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge:  Tea Time, which we are to create anything to fit this idea. Hope you like my video and card!haha! yup! i finally did a card video again!  ITs been like forever!! My next attempt is to do a layout video! Just waiting on my ink cartridge to come in!

Halloween Treats!

Phew! This past Halloween weekend has been busy busy busy!!   I did my treats for my co-workers using Crafty Sprouts Halloween stamp set and the french fry box from CTMH Art Philosophy cricut cartridge!I am submitting this project to Crafty Sprouts Halloween Challenge!

Treat box challenges!

I created this treat box for 2 challenges!  Have I mentioned how I am loving the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge? Well, I DO!    Isn’t this too CUTE??  Just like the saying! Of course I used K. Andrew Design new FALL-O-WEEN stamp set for this treat box!    I am entering this box to her Simply SUNDAY CHALLENGE and also to Crafty Sprouts treat box challenge!  I may do another treat box and use a crafty sprout stamp set as soon as it gets to me!  I used Mini Monsters to make the spider, K&Co. Halloween stack and SU designer label punch.   TOO CUTE!!

Scrappy Mom Challenge!

I think this may be my 1st Scrappy Mom’s challenge? Hmmmm or maybe not, my 2nd?  Anyway, the challenge is a color challenge, TEAL and BROWN!  Wow, so love those colors together!!   For this challenge I use SU soft suede for the base of the card. Teal cardstock I had laying around & for the patterned paper I used a mat pad by “me & my big idea” called Copper Willow  I got on clearance for 1.97 at Joann’s a long time ago.  The scallop oval I cut from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge!  SOO love that cartridge.  For the sentiment, I used Scrappy Mom’s Charmed Life stamp set!  I also got my very 1st SIMPLY BETTY STAMP!! WOO HOO I SO LOVE THIS GIRL!  She so reminds me of my niece!  Cuteness!!  Hope you like!

Rambling & a Challenge!

I know its been forever!  Goodness.  I guess you can say life has gotten in the way and a broken A/C unit!  So I have been without central air for about a good 8 days and being in central Texas this ain’t good!  Thank goodness its not in the 100’s and its been kinda cool  mid 90’s.  Inside the house temperature reads 87°F.  Thankfully my mom still had a window unit in her back sunroom that she doesn’t use and that is in our master bedroom.  I had attempted to scrap but I started to sweat and I just gave up.  Who wants to sweat and scrap?  I know I don’t. So finally on day 8 I was fed up! I got some new scrappy goodies I wanted to use and decided to move some of my stuff to my bedroom temporarily.  This is my Happiness! A little corner nook I took over.  YES!  Ok so when I finally organized my stuff I was like, “WHAT DO I DO NOW?” lolSo of course what better way to get me out of my scrappy rut is to go to ANNABELLES BLOG and see what challenge they have going on!  She never fails me!��…

Crafty Sprouts New Stamp release & challenge!

Ok.. so Ms. Erika aka Crafty Sprouts had released her 2nd New Stamp set. It is amazing!  Check this out.  Erika is also my neighbor, ok so not next door neighbor put she lives like less than a mile from me.   This is strange we both got selected to Kristal’s design team a few months back and that’s how I found out she was a neighbor!  I was like oh cool she lives in San Antonio too but then I was like WOWO she lives like really close! LOL  So I should be stalking her mail box and see if I can intercept some of her stamps when the mail man passes.  Anyway just wanted to let yall know it’s a SMALL WORLD AFTER ALL! So Ms. Erika has a sketch challenge to go along with her New stamp release and I decided to join in on the fun. Her stamps are awesome and I so need to get my hands on them reason why I am planning on intercepting a box! Gotta know when the next shipment comes in!  Just love her barcode stamp on each set!! Here is the sketch: Here is my card.. well cards. Couldn’t decide which…

Annabelle’s Birthday Challenge #3

Phew! I hope I make it in TIME to do this last challenge for Annabelle Stamp Birthday Challenge!!!The challenge is use 2 “B” on our card this can be  2 buttons, brads..etc..  2 is for the 2 years and B is for Birthday!I used two buttons and two bows.  The flower has two buttons layered one on top of another to give it some dimension. Hope you like!hope you can see the two layered buttons!


Howdy Howdy,   I created another card for two more challenge!1. Annabelle Stamps Birthday Challenge #2 in which the challenge is BLOOM! Use flowers!  2.  Sweet Stamps blog challenge #31 is to use lace!Here is my card! Recipe:  I stamped and embossed different type of flowers onto white card stock using white embossing powder. Then I distressed two types of TIM Holtz distressing Inks (tea dye & wild honey) I added roses from recollections, white Annebelle Stamps pearls, lace, boarder strip from sassafrass lass, Stamped the sentiment using K Andrew Stamps 2 different stamps sets (Birthday from Coffee & Tea for you & me;  Happy from Fall O-ween).


Phew! Its been forever since I’ve done challenges!  I was blog hopping and decided to get to it! Stop laying in bed and start crafting! I created this card for two challenges.1. K. Andrew’s Simply Sunday Challenge in which we have to use anything with wings!  2.  Annabelle Stamps Birthday challenge #1 which is a 1,2,3 challenge.  1. Use one new stamp.  2 die cut/punch. 3. bling. Annabelle stamps is celebrating their 2nd Birthday!! woohoo!  Recipe:  I used 1 new stamp set I just received from Kristal called  WINGED THINGS  and used the sentiment “Let Your Wings take Flight” .  I used 2 die cuts/punch (butterfly from Once Upon a Princess Cart, Label is a SU decorative Label punch). 3 blings are Annabelle Pearls!

Meet the KinderStampO Guest Design Team Blog Hop

Howdy Folks!!  I am so honored to be part of Jessica’s aka KinderStampO guest designers! WoW! How awesome is that!  I am sure throughout the blog hop you have seen all the wonderful folks share with you the MOTTO by which Jessica from KinderStampO goes by “ Live. craft. Inspire”The idea is to share a little bit about ourselves listed under the word live, a little bit about ourcrafty style under the word Craft and a little bit about how we get inspiration and how they hope to inspire under the word inspire.So here goes my interpretation of the motto:  LIVE. CRAFT. INSPIRE.  LIVE:  I am an elementary special education teacher and work with Special needs kids.  I am so loving it! I never thought I was going to have so much fun doing this! I heart it the most!  When I’m not teaching, I’m a girlfriend to a middle school special education teacher, stepmom to his 17 y/o daughter and a softball stepmom!  hehe   I love my family!   Then when all is said and done.. I’m a SCRAPPER and CARDMAKER.…

My CTMH Youtube party INVITE!!

You are invited!! Make sure to email me at  Felkatz at gmail dot com so I can email you a personal invitation!!


Yay! I am so excited to announce that my ONLINE CLOSE TO MY HEART PARTY IS NOW OPEN!! WOO HOO.  There are some awesome..awesome.. Monthly incentives!!  SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL STAMPING MONTHS! WOO HOO  and Guess what else is in SEPTEMBER?? MY BIRTHDAY! (the 6th to be exact)  LOL Just had to throw that in!

1.  If you order $50 or more you can buy the STAMP OF THE MONTH for only $5.  This month's stamp set is called: LIMITED EDITION.  It is awesome .. Take a look...

Isn't this stamps set cute! You can make all sorts of gift tags and journalling spots on your layouts. I love this! To get a better view click here.

2.  And because its NATIONAL STAMPING MONTH..CTMH is offering a double stamp set  called PAIR-a-Phrase for free if you place an order of $75 or more up until September 30th.  This double stamp set retails for $35.95 so this is an awesome deal. So you order $75 you can get this double stamp set free and pay an extra $5 and also get the Stamp of the Month set! WOW!    Take a …


OK... Folks!  Guess what i'm gonna do?  I have never done one of these before.. not even a tupperware, pampered chef or home interior or SU party.  So, I decided to have a CLOSE TO MY HEART PARTY!

I'm kind of scared because well don't know many people in my "real" life that are card makers or scrappers but I do know alot of of my ONLINE FRIENDS that do!!

The only reason, I'm doing this is because well the ordering process is going to be awesome!  NO middle man. Ya know, something you have to give the order to the hostess, then pay her then wait till the products come in.. then have to wait till the hostess ships it out to you.  Well, not with CLOSE TO MY HEART.  They are making it easy with  EZ Invite Party online. I will be posting a link which will take you to my online party and you can order and pay online and your products will come directly to your house!! Isn't that AWESOME??

Also, for you CRICUT LOVERS!  CTMH is the only place where you can purch…


Oh gosh!  I finally made it to my craft area and created something.  While doing this card.. I messed up a lot! Goodness so I did my best to try to fix it and it.  Not my best work but its been a few weeks.  So please don’t be to harsh on me.  I created this card for two challenges.  Annabelle Bling Sketch challenge #41 and for Sweet Stamps Challenge 29 - White on White.  This is my first time doing a challenge for Sweet Stamps which I found while I was blog hopping.  This mess up?  Ok.. I white embossed the dry embossed insert but then I wanted to make it pop since it blended too much. So I decided to ink the edges in a light gray ink. Which looked good but then I wanted the base dry emboss to have a bit of glitz so I started to versa mark w/ the dazzling versa mark but then the gray ink bled into the white so in order to cover it up I had to emboss it with white embossing powder. But then I was like UGH!  So I decided to use white liquid pearl to edge everything.  UGH I didn’t have …

Where in the world is…

Kathy?   Good grief.. its been forever since I posted!  I’ve lost my mojo!  Been feeling so blah! Work started back up for us Teachers on Thursday. So been working getting my room organized.. Ok, let me rephrase that.. I helped take out stuff from our boxes. (Yeah we were temporarily housed at a different campus until our school was being remodeled..year 4 its finally done! lol but then they decided to move my department (Life Skills-Special Needs class) to a whole new school) So we packed up our classroom (over 60 boxes). So Thursday my assistant, KELLI!! OMGOSH she is my right hand!! I LOVE HER! SHE IS THE BOMB!  I always make her happy! Don’t want her to leave me! LOL   Ok so where was i? ok Thursday we both unpacked our boxes. Then Friday was a Teacher camps development day, so the teacher were doing workshops and Kelli stayed behind and organized and decorated our room! YES!! Finally a room that looks like a classroom unlike our DUNGEON we had last school year (seriously the buil…

The time has come...

awww i'm soo sad, but the time has come to say farewell to my position on the Getting Cricky Design team!  It has been an awesome 3 months!  wowo it went by soo fast. I was gonna stay on but I just wanted to give some of the applicants a chance to be on Kristal's Design team.  Kristal is the best.  She has amazed me with her giving and loving nature.  I wanna grow up to be just like Kristal!

I so loved working with all my fellow design team members!  It was a blast to get to know each and every one of you all.  No worries, I will still be creating stuff using Kristals stampsbecause well they are just awesome and versatile. And will be entering the SIMPLY SUNDAY Challenges!!  I am so looking forward to be getting her August release stamp sets!!  Can't wait!!  they are to DIE FOR!!

Cry cry cry!!

Its Almost the end of SUMMER!

So we decided to go on a DAYCATION.  Yeah the weekend before we start work again. Yes, we teachers go in 2 weeks earlier than the kiddos. I’m so looking forward to going back to work with a new principal and new school, but then I’m like where did the summer go? I decided to create some Summer cards to get me in the mood!  Although, we ended up not going to the coast, I still ended up making some beachy cards. I used Splashtastic Summer Art Stamps by K. Andrew Designs. I’m so Loving using the DCWV Sea Glass Chipboard pieces.  The middle card is your standard A2 card, the Buckets of Fun is a 3x3 and the SHELL-O is a 4x4.  This is my favorite of these summer cards! In person it just shimmers! Those chipboard pieces has glitter on them.. love the shine!!Click on the picture above to head on over to Kristal online store to purchase this awesome stamp set. Remember $1 from ever sale of each stamp set goes to charity. Also, don’t forget to go to Kristal’s blog, Getting Cricky to enter in th…

Positive Thoughts..

So I was in a crafting mood! Its about time!!  I created two cards using the Positive Thoughts Art Stamps by K. Andrew Designs.For this card, I used the “Being a person of Value..” sentiment. I went beyond my normal card making to add lots of flowers and PRIMA LACE! yes.. Prima Lace! The Dragon fly is a chipboard piece from DCWV Sea Glass collection. I’m loving this box of chipboard, which I received from my Secret Santa this past Christmas.  Love it! Click on the picture below to head on over to Kristal online store to purchase this awesome stamp set. Remember $1 from ever sale of each stamp set goes to charity. Also, don’t forget to go to Kristal’s blog, Getting Cricky to enter in the Simply Sunday Challenge and to also be inspired both artistically and spiritually

Day 3 Preview: K. Andrew Art Stamps..

Ok Ladies… Ya know it’s so difficult to make those cards for someone that is going through a difficult time, due to a loss in the family, divorce..etc.. etc.   Well, Kristal had designed a stamp set that will be great for these types of situations.Gosh, I know I hardly have stamps with stuff like this, so I’m so looking forward to receiving this stamp set.  The stamp set is called, “Sympathetic Sayings”Make sure you click on the picture above to head on over to Kristal’s Online store to order this lovely stamp set! It is a must for card makers.  As a reminder, for every stamp set Kristal sells $1 goes to a charity of her choice. The charity for this stamp set is CAMPT GOOD DAYS & SPECIAL TIMES.  As mentioned in Kristal’s blog:  “Camp Good Days & Special Times. This is a camp for children who have lost a parent or very close family member to cancer, death, or other life challenge. 86.4% of all the money raised goes to counseling and a happy camp time for these grieving children…

DAY 2: K. Andrew Art Stamp Preview!

Ok, Ladies y’all are gonna flip out!  Omgosh..I just love this set! When I saw it.. I was like… I MUST HAVE!  I can’t wait to get this set!  So please go to Kristal’s store and PRE ORDER yours now before she runs out!  Seriously they will run out then you have to wait longer until the 2nd batch comes in.  SO ORDER NOW… ummm your still here!  Order!  Ohhhh.. you need to see it first! LOL my bad!Click on photo above to go to Kristal’s store to order this awesome stamp set!   Don’t you love those two images?? OHHHH AWESOME!! WINGED THINGS!  LOVE IT!!  This is a mix and match set so there are endless possibilities of sentiments you can make! Just a reminder for every stamp set Kristal sells, she donates $1 to charity.  The Charity for this stamp set is..Elisabeth Glaser's Pediatric Aids Foundation. As noted in Kristal’s blog:  "This program gives 87.5% to  prevent pediatric HIV infection and to eradicate pediatric AIDS through research, advocacy, and prevention and treatment prog…

Coffee & Tea for You & Me! K. Andrew Art Stamps!!

Y’all are gonna love it!!  Omgoodness!  Kristal had designed 3 new stamp sets for her August release!  Today we are previewing her ‘Coffee & Tea for You & Me’ art Stamp set!Click on picture above to head to her store to PRE ORDER your stamp set before she sells out!   Isn’t this set great??? WOWO sooo love it! Just a reminder that every stamp set sold, Kristal's gives $1 to a charity of her choice that she has researched.  As noted in Kristal’s BLOG--“When you purchase the stamp set Coffee & Tea, you are not only aiding me and my two boys, but a fabulous charity called Wayhouse for Women. This is a fabulous rehabilitation program for women and mothers who have a substance abuse problem. This program gives 89.6% to getting mothers back into their lives and with their family by ensuring they kick the habit and have the skills long term to not relapse!”    Isn’t Kristal just so AMAZING? So please head on over to her shop to order yours! Ya know the other two sets will be …

Simply Sunday Challenge: Think Positive!

Hola Hola!  Its another Simply Sunday Challenge!  This week over at Getting Cricky the challenge is to create a project with the Think Positive theme.  You can interpret that any way you like!  
And of course the stamp set that would be great is Kristal’s Positive Thoughts Art Stamp set! The sentiment I used was the Forgiveness one.  
Ahh to forgive.. gosh it takes a very big heart to forgive someone that has done you wrong.  I know one person that I have Forgiven for all that he has done.  I forgave but I still won’t forget.  Gosh I’m crying.. the weird thing is that while I’m typing this post the song from the Dixie Chicks that is playing is “Not ready to make nice” in which she talks about forgiveness.  Gosh.. once I forgave him.. wow my life just opened up!  I’m so happy now. Yes, I miss him. I miss the fact that he is not part of  my family. Like the lyrics say..” they say time will heal everything but I’m still waiting!”  Yup I’m still waiting.  Yup My daddy! I love him so.. I…

When you need a little “LIFT”

For today I am show casing Fashionable Friends Stamp set by K. Andrew Design. I created this card to give to a very special friend who just needs a “LIFT”.  I really hope she likes it.  Recipe for the card: card base cardstock – CTMH , background paper – Prima, black rose –Recollections, sheer ruffled ribbon -Tim Holtz, basic black statin ribbon- Wal-Mart, Bra - Forever Young Cricut cartridge, When you need a little ‘Lift!’- Fashionable Friends by K. Andrew Design Art Stamp, Die cut- SU label punch.Click on the picture below to head on over to Kristal online store to purchase this awesome stamp set. Remember $1 from ever sale of each stamp set goes to charity. Also, don’t forget to go to Kristal’s blog, Getting Cricky to be inspired both artistically and spiritually.Also, do not forget there is a Simply Sunday Challenge going on!!  SO head on over to Getting Cricky and enter!!

Shaker Card using FOOD FOR THOUGHT Stamp set by K. Andrew Designs!

Yes my fellow Scrappers and Card Makers, I finally made a Shaker card!  I tried last night, in which I spend over an hour with two types of cards and couldn’t do it! I gave up.  So this evening I tried my hand at it again. This time I used a Cricut cartridge.  Ok yesterday I was trying to do one  with using only stamps but nope.  I needed a Cricut cut!  I of course used K. Andrew Art Stamp!  I used “FOOD FOR THOUGHT”  for this card, you will be be like what!! Yes I did! On this ROBOT card!?  What!!!  YUP!  Food for Thought can not only be used for food related cards, etc. but it can be used for other cards!  I love that K. Andrew stamps are so versatile! I couldn’t find beads small enough to put in the center of his body so I put Glitter.  only thing is that it is sticking to the transparency. I really need to find some beads.  I am submitting this card into Erika’s Shaker Card Challenge over at her blog, CRAFTY SPROUTS.SO where can you find yourself some awesome stamps? Head on over …

Operation Owl Blog Hop Winner is…..

Ro donner was 47.. but then she deleted and posted again.. hmm how do I do this? Ok she technically is 47 when not counting the deleted post.. so RO DONNER you are the WINNER!! Contact me at Felkatz at gmail dot com by Wednesday (july 27, 2011) so I can mail it out to you.woo hoo also do not forget you can follower my FACEBOOK PAGE at  Scrapping Felkatz  <<click there!   When I reach 50 likes I’ll do a giveaway!!  come LIKE ME!! Thanks~~ kathy


Welcome to the "Operation Owl Thank You" Blog Hop!!Today the Getting Cricky design team and some special guests are coming to you for a special blog hop "thanking" Kristal for all she has done for us.  We will each be featuring special "Thank You" card and or project to be mailed to Kristal. As our Design Team contract is coming to an end. Ohh boyy 3 months sure does fly by.  We wanted to give a special SHOUT OUT  To KRISTAL to thank her for all that she had done for us and to her loyal followers!  Kristal just has that Special Quality that GOD has blessed her with. I’m so amazed by her.  Ok.. before I tear up.. Let me get on with the blog hop…If you've hopped along from  JESS then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard,  please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Brenda's blog (I wouldn't want you to miss a THING!!)...We have some Blog Hop CANDY for one lucky WINNER!!!  Amy Chomas has grac…