Saturday, August 11, 2012

Winner Of The Popcorn The Bear Stamp

Hi Everyone,

Today I announce the winner
of the Popcorn the Bear Stamp "Party Time"

I want to thank everyone who
entered the Happy Birthday Hop.
The winner for the Crafter's Companion
100 dollar gift certificate will be announced
Monday the 13th on the CC site.

The winner of the Popcorn The Bear
"Party Time Stamp Is"

Drum roll please!!!

"Lillian Child"
From Omaha Nebraska

This is what she had to say:

Hi,Kathy! What a delightful blog you have here. And you have an AMAZING creative style. That card is absolutely STUNNING! I am now a follower of your blog. So nice to meet you. Thanks for sharing with us.

Congratulations     Lillian
I hope you have a great time with the stamp!
Please e-mail me with your address.

Here is her Surprise face!! :)

This is Lillian's blog, and it is wonderful. Pop over and check it out.

Thank you again for playing.
And have a scrappy day.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Dolphins At Play

Hi Everyone,

Today I want to share with you some
beautiful stamps I purchased this past
year from Sunday International Stamps.
I think they are in the UK now.

I love any kind of Celtic stamps and
these are wonderful.

Here is my card:

I stamped out the Celtic knots and cut it out, then airbrushed it with my Copic Airbrush
System, with two different pinks.
Then did the same thing with the dolphins,
only spraying them with two different blues.
I popped the dolphins on the knot stamp with some foam dots to give them a little dimension, then added the flower brad in the lower corner.
I added some glitter to the dolphins and the corners of the knot stamp and done.

I hope you liked my card today.

Thank you for stopping by.
And have a scrappy day.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Crafter’s Companion Birthday Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to The Crafter’s Companion Birthday Blog Hop

I'm so happy you could join us and hop along today. We are celebrating Crafter's Companion's 5th birthday with this fun hop. The blog hop starts today August 6th and ends at midnight PST on August 10th.

There is going to be an awesome prize that you will definitely want to try to win so let's get started.

First you need to be a follower of my blog and of the Crafter's Companion informational blog
HERE. You must be a US Resident, leave a comment on this post AND find the "secret" letter on each design team member's blog that spells out a "secret" phrase.

**My letter is "t".**

When you have all the letters for the phrase, you will then email the phrase to Bindy at When the hop is over Bindy will use Random Generator to pick the grand prize winner. And what is that grand prize you ask?!!

How about a $100 gift card to the Crafter's Companion online store!!! WOO HOO!!

To interest you along the way, I made this

I have a giveaway on my personal blog too, so be sure and follow me and leave a comment while you are here. I will draw a random winner for my personal blog giveaway and post the winner's name on August 11th. Here is what someone will win just for visiting me today...the Popcorn the Bear - "Party Time" stamp set!!

Here is a list of the DT you will need to visit on this hop:

Dawn Lotharius
Kathy Krech ( you are here)

If you came here from Janette's then you are on the right track if not you might want to start at the beginning on Carolyn's blog. Now you need to head to see Lisa's. Good luck and have fun!!

Thank you so much for stopping by.
And Have a Hoppy week!! :)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Loving Beatrix Potter

Hi everyone,

I hope everybody is having a great Wednesday.

Today I want to share with you some
of the fun paper products from Beatrix Potter.

This is the card I made:

I love Beatrix Potter, and
has some of the best products to make all
kinds of projects.

I started out with a piece of green card stock.
On the front, I stamped it with pink
bubble clouds.  Then went to my stash of
Beatrix Potter Paper products:

First they have all kinds of Toppers,
And to top it of they have

I cut out two spellbinder dies to put
the topper on, this one is from Two-Bad-Mice.
I embossed the die cuts with the flower embossing folder.
I put down the ribbon first, and made a
bow to match. Put the dies together with foam
dots to give it some dimension, and centered that on the card. Then arranged the gems around,
and added the flowers.
The Happy Birthday sentiment came
from the topper page.

Super easy, and only took me about 15 minuets  to make. (Took me longer to clean up lol).

Don't forget about the hop that is going on
this week. Aug. 6th thru Aug. 10th.
The grand prize is a 100 dollar
gift certificate from the Crafter's Companion website store. Check it out Here.
I hope to see you there.
I am also giving away a stamp set from
the Popcorn The Bear line of stamps
called "Party Time".

So Cute!!

Thank you so much for stopping by.
And have a scrappy day.

Monday, August 6, 2012

My Memories Free Digital Design Pack

Hi everyone,

My Memory Monday is here.

This Digital Design Pack Contains:

5 Digital Papers
9 Page Elements
7 Quick Pages


I hope you like these
Digital designs.

I want to thank My Memories.
Also take a look at their Face book Page.
You will love it, and  there are freebies
on Fridays.

If you would like to know more
about the software
Click Here.

Thank you for stopping by.

And have a scrappy day.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sunday Dinner

Hi everyone,

I hope all of you are having a great Sunday.

Today I thought I might make something sweet.

These are called
"Cinnamon Stuffed Cupcakes"

They are so easy to make.

You start out with a box cake mix and a can of
"Schmear" Cinnamon filling.


1 box cake mix, I used Pillsbury,but you can use what you like.
3 eggs
1cup of mayo (yes mayo, it makes it very moist)
1 cup apple sauce
1 can Schmear cinnamon filling
1/2 cup very soft butter
1 lg container of butter cream frosting.

Mix the eggs, mayo, and apple sauce
together first. Then add the cake mix.
Do not over mix. Fill cupcake liners
almost full and bake at 350 for 20 to 23 min.
Let cool.

In a small bowl add the cinnamon filling, the 1/2 cup of butter and mix until smooth.

( I didn't say these were low fat lol)

Put the cinnamon filling in a pipping bag,
with a tube tip, and the frosting in a bag with a star tip. If you don't have these, just scoop out a little of the cupcake and fill with the cinnamon filling and spread a little filling on top then use a small ice cream scoop to put the frosting on top.

If you do.

Pipe in the filling,  spread filling on top and decorate with icing.

If you can not find the Schmear filling in your local store, go on line and type in Schmear, it will lead you to all kinds of places to get this wonderful product. I got mine from
They have all kinds of fillings and
the shipping is very fast.

I hope you liked the cupcakes today.
At least I hope I made you hungry. :)

Thank you for stopping by.
And have a great Sunday.