Thursday, December 31, 2009

Saying Goodbye to 20o9--Hello 2010

Quick. We always say that each each year passes by so quickly...
For me, overall this was a great year. I finally have secured "what I want to be when I grow up"
I am in love with where I am career wise.
My family is great...but it probably is the one thing I would change if I could. I hate how quickly the girls are growing up. At times it seems as if I am not going to have enough time to finish molding them into perfect little human beings like every parent wishes they can do before they are flying away to be on their own. So far I think they are doing well....but another "few blinks of an eye" and Olivia will be driving and then heading to collage! UGH!
I hate New Year's Resolutions....they are unrealistic and I hate making false promises. Hence, one of my favorite quotes......"say what you mean and mean what you say" With that being said, my best yet resolution was a few years ago when I promised to "emboss more" lol. I held true to it! was realistic!
This year, I just want to enjoy the moment more. That's all. I have been conditioned to live each hour at a time...only because sometimes I place so much on my plate it can seem overwhelming if I looking at it even two days I always focus on the task at hand and get through it one hour at a time. For the most part, this works for me and never leaves me disappointed.
What are you hoping to accomplish? Be realistic...don't set your self up for disappointment.
I wish you and yours the very best this new year!


Monday, December 07, 2009

Finally a breath. It feels good.
I am in the process of preparing for my holiday. This year just seems to mellow. Life is just so hectic and I feel when the whole country is in such a financial uproar we really should cancel the gift giving hoop-la this year. It could be the year without gift. The Christmas of Love and Togetherness....something like that. I was taught the Lord loves a cheerful giver. It is hard to be cheerful about giving when it is such a burden. Its a poor attitude, I agree, but its truthful.

Enough about that. We are going to put up our tree this week and put some lights outside. The girls are quite excited about it I have to take a deep breath because I really like to decorate my own tree. When they were little, I had a "kids" tree in our family room area, and "my" tree in our formal living room, now our dining room. So this year I am sure they are going to want to decorate both trees. One tradition that we love is each year is that I purchase the girls an ornament that is for them. As a rule, it reflects their interest that particular year, or them in general. They LOVE pulling out the ornaments and remembering back to when they received it. I also love it because it does bring back warm memories to me as well. I often complain how fast these girls are growing, and it does sadden my heart to think how old they are. Them being babies was such a great time in my life I always remember back to those days and long to have had them last a little bit longer.......

My January class schedule is almost complete and full. I will be finishing up some samples by weeks end and my blog will show all of them! Some repeats and some new goodies on the way. A few of them I am really excited about! Also, our first Scrap-en-dip-ity crop of the year is January 16th, and we are anticipating a sell our crowd for this one. I recommend booking early.
Details to follow.

I wish each of you a very Merry Christmas and a safe Holiday Season. May Peace fill your hearts and lives.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Home for the Holidays Crop Class Offerings:

Boxes, Bags, & Tags
Create all your boxes, bags, and tags this year for all of your gift giving needs!!!
You will create three different sized bags as well as create different sized boxes from flat pieces of paper! These also coordinate with the gift enclosure cards offered as one of our other crop classes!! You will love this class.
Card Class #2
The papers for these gift enclosure cards are so fresh and fun! You will be creating 6 3x3 gift enclosure cards. They will be sure to bring a smile to the face of whoever is receiving them!

Card Class #1
Create these Holiday Greeting Cards in this class! You will be using vintage style My Minds Eye Papers to create these 5 pretty cards. They sparkle and shine!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009


not that i am complaining....i am loving it. but i hate that i haven't scheduled time to update my blog. i want to say hello to everyone and let you know that next week i have scheduled time to update my blog. i have lots of new classes to add, and i want to update my photos, and favorites, and all that stuff.

had a great class today at Right at Home and will be in newport, ri this weekend at croptopia. then the scrapendipity crop on sunday! so when i breathe on monday i will be here to tell you how it all went.

there has been so much sickness in my house the last couple of weeks....all the girls, including myself. but we are on our road to recovery!

hope this finds you happy, healthy, and well~

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Oh My World!
Life has been such a dream lately. Crazy busy but with awesome busy-ness. The kind I love. 100% of my focus has been on creating....everyday and it has really stepped up my game! I am thrilled with that aspect of my life.
The soccer season has been going full force again and we always love that. My friends always ask me how I can stand almost every day of the week, sometimes twice in a day....but I love it and love the passion that Liv and Sophia have for it. Sophia especially has a drive for it. She craves it as I do with my creating. I understand that side of her. For Liv it seems to be more of a social element of her life. Emily is just happy sitting in her room with paints, brushes, and markers and she is happy as a clam.
Olivia has been sick with pneumonia for the last week and has been home sick from school. I worry because she worries so much about the work that she misses while out. I told her not to worry and if the work is made up, its made up and if not.....just get well soon!!!!
Very soon this will be my personal blog again and I can use it just for my personal life and not so much my work life. The website is actually in our hands at this point and we are able to make the changes to it ourselves. Yippee! We have been contracted for advertising and are looking to launch it OFFICIALLY in the next two weeks. We are thrilled and it has been a long rode, but is a road of commitment and determination that will produce a healthy outcome {fingers crossed}
I hope this finds you well.
let me know how your world is.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Happy Hump Day Everyone!

This is my favorite time of the year and I am really loving the chill in the air! My weekend was filled with classes and meeting some amazingly talented ladies! It was so much fun! All my classes are set for the rest of the year and I am working on some super pretty stuff for the new year! Seems weird huh? I am sick of fall and holiday papercrafting supplies...sad huh? This summer I remember sitting by the pool working on Christmas classes. So I am ready to move on and I have been working with bright, pretty stay tuned!

Anyhow, the girls have settled into school nicely and are all doing amazingly well. Olivia is very sick right now and has pnemonia. She has been resting and hopefully she will make a speedy recovery without any problems. She is out of school for at least a week. Thats a long time for her with the work load she has.........

For the first time I am offering a small class (of 6 students) at my house. It is going to be for the Christmas Album below. If you are interested in taking it let me know and I will put your name down. I have supplies for six students only....its a great book with lots of hidden secrets as you flip each page......

I hope you are enjoying this fall season as much as I am.

hugs, Kathie

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Class Choices for October 24th, 2009 Crop
"Earth Love Crop"

Choice #1 Fall Banner-$18-Create this beautiful home decor banner for yourself or a gift! We will use Distress Crackle Paint, Embossing Folders, and lots of pretty fall toned papers!

Choice #2--Card Class-$20- After making 5
addorable cards you will take home an 8 pc. Maya Road clear stamp set with this class.

These cards are so darn cute!

Choice #3-
Layouts -$15 - Complete two 12x12 page layouts. Beth has out done herself with these layouts! They are so beautiful in person with so many details. I love them and am sure you will too!!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

<--These are the two class samples-->

hey there my friends,
im looking for a class buddy or two or three...or four (got the
just a quick note to let you know i am going to take the two christine middlecamp classes at right at home next weekend (october 17th) and hope you will join me. nothing is better than creating with friends!!!

don't get sticker shock when you see the class price....from what i hear the kits are chuck full with TONS of stuff that makes it well worth the price!!
go to to see the projects and to register.
let me know if you sign up!!!
big hugs!!

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Oh La La Crop September 2009 Recap
Well what can we say?!?! If you missed it........ you missed it!! I think it is safe to say that this crop was definitely a huge success! We want to thank the return crop attendees for your continued support, and also like to welcome and say thank you to the 6 new friends we all met!! Our Oh la la theme began with a tote filled with a french breakfast consisting of cheese, fresh bread, and Perrier water along with some hand dipped chocolate french cookies for an afternoon snack. (not sure they lasted til the afternoon..but that's another story!! :o) For lunch Beth (said with a french accent please) whipped up some fresh croissants stuffed with ham, turkey and some great tasting had some cranberry walnut orzo salad on the side, only to be followed by chocolate mousse that I have to say was to die for!! Everyone participated in our array of classes throughout the day and worked on their own projects as well.
We kicked off the launch of our first Scrapendipity Kit and just about everyone picked one up to take home and try!! We look forward to see what you create with these kits!!!
We want to congratulations to our big winner of our raffle....Andrea Delligatti.....she received a basket worth well over $200 plus complimentary admission to our next crop!!
Thank You!!
Also a big shout out to our gals Kimba and Maria for helping us break down everything and load it into our is such a big help!
We have added December 5th onto our schedule for our December Crop!
Register Now!
Next months crop is our first Saturday crop and will be packed! Reserve your spot ASAP as registration is now open. This is being held on October 24th.
if you would like to get one of our October Kits go to
Thanks so much!!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Take a look in this issue of take ten........
This issue of take ten magazine features two of my cards in it!! I was really excited as this is the very first time I have been published! Quite exciting I must say!!
"On newstands near you!"

Friday, September 25, 2009

Me Time....
Recently I was asked if I ever do anything "for myself" anymore, paper wise..... When you do what you love everyday it is hard to even think that you aren't doing something for yourself so to speak. So I took these pictures last year at our annual Gingerbread House Making Party. I knew I wanted to do something with I finally did. I am more than pleased how it came out. Not sure if this will be store class, crop class, or maybe I will just keep it as a one of a kind for just ME! Do you love this book? I did so many different techniques in this book and use My Minds Eye papers for this one. Tell me what you think......(aka COMMENT!)
The past few weeks have been such a worldwind. It has been so perfectly busy. Beth and I daydream just about everyday how we are going to have a huge open space someday with lots of workers who we hand pick....and just laugh all day long....and create!
I would like to announce that I will be teaching in October and November at a store in NH named the NH Scrapbook Cabin. Last month when Maria and I took a few days to go away for BFF time we stopped in the store and like it alot. One thing led to another and we have arranged some dates! So if your up sking or viewing the foliage soon stop by this store!!
Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Big REVEAL --------->> OH LA LA

Calendar.......days to Remember:

5 Greeting Georgous Greeting Cards
Scrapbooking Layouts --2 12x12 Pages

CD Tin------Double Sided


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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Here is the sneak peak of our projects for the Oh La La crop! Complete Reveal will be on Tuesday, September 15th, 2009. So stay tuned. You can still register for the crop!!

Hope you can make it!

Friday, September 04, 2009

Hello World!

Wow! Life is fast and fun! The statement ----->find a job you love and you'll never work another day in your life is the truest thing I have ever heard!!! My life has been so fabulous the past month. Being home again with my kids has been wonderful. They are really thrilled to have mommy working again from the house. It is something I have always done so when I was working outside the house it was really disrupting for them. So, as much as they drive me crazy I do love being there for them 24/7.
Beth and I say everyday that we are living our dream. Designing, teaching, and laughing our way through the days. It's a roller coaster to say the least, but it is very rewarding. Honest engine...our website is going to be up and running any day now!! We don't let it piss us off that we are several weeks overdue on the launch....we take it with a grain of salt. There is one company that we ordered product from in July and still haven't received it..."its on its way" they keep saying. OK..we say....knowing they are lying!! LOL
Any how the girls are back in school. Liv is in 8th grade, Sophie is in 6th, and my baby girl is in 4th grade..seems too crazy to be true! All have adjusted nicely and are happy to be back with their friends. I am happy to be back into a routine.

Next week I am going to have my "summer in review"...we have had an exceptional summer. The bad news is Chris is working NO overtime, the up side of that is that we have been able to have a fantastic summer together and he has been able to enjoy himself!
Also, I was able to get my hot little hands on some of the new released paper from Graphic 45 and was asked to come up with some project with the give products, I have included a few of the samples! I LOVE GRAPHIC 45...yes LOVE!

I hope you like these projects...feel fre to leave me a comment and let me know what you think of these! Do you like Graphic 45? Take it or leave it?
I hope this finds everyone well. I hope in the next time or two I post I will be able to introduce you to our Scrap-en-dip-ity website. If you would like to be included in upcoming events please email us at and ask to be added to our mailing list.
Have a great day!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Hello There!

Here are some pictures from our First Crop. Thanks again to everyone who came and we are excited for next months crop! We have two of our four projects already completed and will be posting them on September 8th, here on my blog. We are hoping our website will be completed by then and we will have links to our company and personal blogs. So much to think about!!
Of course we have a theme again this month...and we hope to not see another cupcake for a looonngggg time!!! Our second crop has been named its "oh la la" and it needs to be said with a sultry accent and lots of umph!! (let me know if you need a personal demonstration!!)
A couple of the pictures are very one point late in the evening Beth had an incident with the stickles and practically the entire bottle landed on her face!!! Oh it was so funny and was the "look of the day" You can see how fresh we looked in the morning and how wilted we looked in the night...but we wouldn't have changed it for the world. Madonna Botswana showed us all how to eat a cupcake properly, and after almost a year...I was able to get Lisa in a picture!!!
Thanks again and sign up today for the next crop to ensure your spot!!

hugs, kathie

Monday, August 17, 2009

I love this smile!!!

Good Morning to all my KOOKYDELUCY friends!
Today is so beautiful outside and I had such an amazing weekend. I really feel refreshed, light, and happy as I begin this very busy week. That is a good thing!!
My weekend ended with a note from my friend Jeanne with pictures of my adorable little friend Caitlyn and her sister Carissa.
I have probably been better friends with Caitlyn than with her mom from day one. I met her last November while I was at work one day and I instantly had a bond with her. Odd I know seeing she was only 4 at the time! Goes to show you my mental :o) Her curiosity and maturity reminded me alot of my daughter Olivia when she was that age. Its like talking to an old lady! Anyhow, I (think) she had the same instant bond with me. Again odd.
Well a while back she came into work to visit me to share some unfortunate news with me. She had been diagnosed with cancer. It broke my heart and as she sat there telling me the details I held back my tears and my heart was crumbling inside. By the time she left I felt better because of her bravery and her outlook on the situation. Her mom is like a rock...strong...amazingly strong. I've often thought about if Caitlyn was my daughter how I can only imagine that I would crawl into a ball in a corner and become immobilized. Amazingly enough the Lord has given this whole family the grace to carry on and take this battle one day at a time. Truly amazing to watch.
So I ask you to keep Caitlyn and her family in your thoughts and prayers as they continue this battle with cancer. Caitlyn recently had surgery and is in a back brace that is very uncomfortable, especially in the weather as you can imagine. Shes a strong little girl that has made an impact on my life. Thank you for your prayers.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hello Everyone!

I've just returned from a nice long vacation from Pennsylvania. I will post some updated summer pics this week. It's mid week but I am back into the swing of things. Beth and I have been working on some things for all of our upcoming projects, classes, and crops. We both found out this week that we will be in the Autumn 2009 issue of Take Ten Magazine. This was Big Girl Beth's 6th time to be published and my 1st!! I think it is still as exciting no matter how many times you get published. We have lots of other things out there for consideration so hopefully you will be seeing us around a lot more. Oh...did I mention I got published for the FIRST time ever!! Very exciting!

Sadly, we found out this week that Beth or I will NOT be teaching at Bella ART anymore as we had hoped for. I know we had told you that we would be and thank you all for your interest in our classes. All of my classes will be listed here on my blog.

I have many different classes I will be teaching at RIGHT AT HOME SCRAPBOOKING in Attleboro, MA. It is right over the RI line and is really worth the trip especially if you love to scrapbook and love embellishments & an amazing assortment ribbon. They also have an extensive selection of COPIC Sketch markers. It makes me happy just to look at all the pretty colors line up! (I know its a sickness!)

Our official Scrap-en-dip-ity company website and company blogs should be up and running (fingers crossed) within the next two weeks. So all of Beth's classes will be listed there when that all happens. In the mean time if you want to know about a specific class just shoot us an email at

Our crop is filling up nicely as we had hoped for. We have LOTS of surprises ready for that day! Some great door prizes....raffles, yummy food! and lots of fun and laughs. You may even find a sweet treat or two waiting for you!!

Add yourself as a follower of this blog so you know when we update. Hope you have a great day the SCRAP-EN-DIP-ITY way!


Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Kathie DeLuca and Beth Atma
cordially invite you to their first
"Sweet Shoppe"
All Day Crop!
August 23, 2009, held in Warwick, RI 10 am-10 pm
Cost is $25 and includes the following:
Your own ample scrapping space.
Full day of crop: arrive and leave as you please! Your space will be reserved just for you!
Snacks and cold beverages throughout the day
Yummy Catered Dinner!
A Free Make and Take-------and oh yeah! ------ Beth and Kathie for the whole Day!! :o)
Door Prizes!
Mail Your Check Payment to:
135 Wingate Avenue
Warwick, RI 02888

Or Call:
For Credit Card Pymt
Email us at for more information, to have the flyers emailed or snail mailed to you, or to reserve your spot!

See below for the three break out classes we are offering.
If you register for the crop and all three classes you only pay $75 (save! $12)
Break Out Class Descriptions for Sunday August 23rd, 2009 All Day Crop
Cupcake Album
Create this 6 double sided page cupcake chipboard album. Some of the papers are embossed to add texture. You will use ribbons, dew drops, stickles, and many die cuts and tags to create this one of a kind album! You add your photos later. $22

Sweet Life 2 12x12 Page Layouts
Create two very sweet 12x12 page layouts. We will use the Collage Press Sweet Shoppe line as well as some beautiful ribbons, dies cuts, crocheted ribbon, and do-dads. You will also use some exclusive Scrapendipity large die cuts to create these great pages! Add on kits will be available to purchase for additional page layouts. $15

Card Box with Enclosure Cards and Stamp Set
Create this adorable box and six enclosure cards in this fun class! You will receive a 5 pc. Impression Obsession clear stamp set to keep with this class. You will stamp and color using Copic Markers and embellish these adorable cards. There are a limited number of seats available for this class so sign up ASAP! $25

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Don't ya hate it when its blurry?
Tune in tomorrow for a little clearer view....


Beth and I have spent a whole day together tying up all the details to the Extravaganza! The break out class samples are is a little sneak peak! By weeks end we will have all the details posted and registration will be open. The break out classes will have a maximum number of students because of some of the special things we have planned for each of the classes and will be filled on a first come first served basis. We are so get ready...get set....its almost time to say.......... (stay tuned)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Summer Daze....
I have been on overdrive the past few weeks. I haven't had more than 5 hours of sleep a night. For some reason my body has not felt the need for it. It all began when by best friend Maria invited me and the girls to stay a night at the beach house she was house sitting. That turned into my first all nighter in a VERY long time. I think it was five am when we finally hit the hay! Then she came over a few nights in a row that again resulted in more very late nights. What I realized is that we always use to spend this much time together, but with my j-o-b I was on a somewhat rigid schedule and our friendship payed the price. We have been spending a lot of catch up time together this past week. Its been very nice.
Yesterday the girls, Chris, and I went to the beach to spend time with my cousin Sarah from Las Vegas. I got to meet her son Harrison for the first time since his birth. He is so amazingly beautiful. A big chunky baby that you just want to squeeze and hug. Last night I spent 14 hours sleeping. Evidently my body had said enough is enough. Besides the dreaming of Taylor Swift and I all night (we were bff's) I had an excellent sleep. All my other cousins were also there as well as their kids, and my Aunt Judy and Uncle Matthew. I really ...really...really enjoyed the day.
Sarah, Harrison, & me.
This is Ben, my cousin Amy's little boy, 17 months old. My favorite picture of the weekend. My cousin
We stopped at Whole Foods on the way to the beach and Emily and I took turns with the camera. We got some cute, fun shots that I will share with you.

My work schedule is really filling up nicely as well. Beth and I will be finishing up samples of the classes offered at our all day crop on August 23 next week and will be posting them along with information about sign ups. I hope you can all join me.
I am also firming up all my dates where I will be teaching in the coming months. If I do not have them listed before I go away on vacation at the end of this week I will post them while I am away. I also want to give a big shout out to the 20 ladies I had as students last week! I really had a fun time meeting and working with all of you!
The family and I will be heading to Pennsylvania on Friday. I can't wait!!
Stay Cool!
xo, Kathie