Thursday, July 30, 2009

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

Tease...Tease....Tease.....


Beth and I have spent a whole day together tying up all the details to the Extravaganza! The break out class samples are finished....here 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 excited.....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

Monday, July 20, 2009

BOO!
Yesterday was a great day with my debut class teaching at Right at Home Scrapbooking in Massachusetts. Met some great ladies and also got to see some of my favorite students!
If you haven't seen the wreath that was featured on the Creative Imagations blog check it out! This was very exciting for me! Scroll down to July 6th's posting. I am also teaching this class in a fall and holiday motif.
Today I created this "BOO" banner. I think its so stinkin cute! It amazes me how we are already seeing fall home decor etc. and craft supplies in every store you go into. Let's enjoy the summer! LOL> but here I am making a "boo" banner...so I guess I am in the same boat as the stores. oops!


I am heading down to the beach for the night with the girls to stay with my BFF and I am going to lay in the sun like a bronze goddess all day tomorrow. tee hee.
TTYL! Kathie

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Mid-July


Lots going on here in my world. My daily job at Bella Art ended this past Friday. :o(
I will continue to teach there as well as at other area stores in New England. I hope to still see many of the wonderful people I have met in the past several months! It is bittersweet as I am excited to spend more time with my girls for the rest of the summer, something that I have really had a hard time dealing with. It is the first time ever that I haven't had our summer planned with lots of fun daily activities. As I always shared...I loved my job....so I will miss it.

When I was in Mary Kay they always would say when one door closes another will open, BUT sometimes its not a door, but a window. Simply said...sometimes you get what you think you will or another opportunity will come your way that your weren't necessarily expecting.
Today I will leave you with two things.
------>One is a picture of one of the wreaths I will be teaching this fall. It is made with Cosmo Cricit paper...which I LOVE.

------>Secondly is a definition. A definition that will be the beginning of many great announcements to come in the next few weeks to follow. As I've posted, Beth and I have alot of things going on, in the works, planned, things that we are excited about and REALLY look forward to sharing with you. We are waiting for the majority of things to be in place before we officially annouce our news, its so exciting we are busting at the seems!!!!!
So, once again STAY TUNED!
Serendipity is the effect by which one accidentally discovers something fortunate, especially while looking for something else entirely unrelated.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Shoes?!?!?!
I've created scrapbook pages, greeting cards of all shapes and sizes, even gone as far as a paper wreath.....but shoes? This is definitely out of my b-0-x!
They are so fun and cute....and addicting! I could go on forever making them in all shapes and sizes. They are made with basic grey ambrosia paper. It is so very pretty with different colors, and the trims are so pretty. Anything goes...its your shoe and you can create them!
Imagine if we could create our shoes as easily as we created our paper crafting projects?!!? I'd have a million pairs for sure!
Recently, I joined a swap group for these and have to make six different ones. I am also excited to see what I get back....I will share them with all of you for sure!
What's the craziest things you have made with paper?
Leave me a comment and let me know!
Hugs. Kathie

Saturday, July 11, 2009

AMUSE
I have really fallen in love with AMUSE stamps as of lately!
This is a little journal I designed as a make and take for the
kick off of Amuse*a*palooza at Right at Home Scrapbooking.
I used the bind it all. Isn't it cute?


Dosen't matter if we are different from one and other
we cal still be friends forever!! :o) I love the sassyness
of the girls pose!


Sweet and Simple with some linen thread stitching.


Love the gingham papers!! I am such a gingham girl!



Love how simple this card is but how well it looks all
together.
I hope you are enjoying your summer and taking time to smell the roses.
xoxo, Kathie


Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Hello to all my new
Creative Imaginations friends!!
Glad you are stopping by!!
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Hope you are all having a great day!
{hugs}

Monday, July 06, 2009


Happy 4th of July America!
This weekend was so filled with fun, friends, and many memories to say the least. Our family and two other families met at soccer, all VERY different personalities and have really become amazing friends. Not only us as adults, but also our children. We were forced to be together in the stands at all the games as well as at many practices and we have just made the best of it. We all play off each other and are almost always laughing, goofing, and it never gets old. Its one good story after another as well as one crazy thing happening to someone at some time. This was a picture of 5 of the girls going into the Pawtucket Red Sox game on Thursday night. We had a blast .......


Such a cute picture of Sophie and I. I had to post it even though I promised Emily the next picture on my blog of one of my children would be her! Shhh!!


This picture of my nephew Ricky and my youngest niece Hannah just melts me. They are brother and sister and although there are years between them they have really developed a special bond. I thought I would share it with you.

Hope your summer is happy!!