Monday, September 30, 2013

What's Up?

So, I have been busy lately - there's a lot going on around here these days! I thought I'd write and give you a little recap of what's been going on and what's coming up. I've been working on something BIG and can't wait until it's revealed - it's going to be EPIC!

Technology and Social Media

I am turning over a new leaf regarding social media and am committed to keeping my blog, Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites updated regularly. To this end, I created a new Facebook page to hold all my crafty stuff. I've been really good about posting to it! Be sure to check it out here: Kathryn's NEW Facebook.



It's time I updated my headshot to something a little more exciting, don't you think? I went to Glenview Mansion in Rockville, MD on Saturday with my sister and a photographer to scout for places to have my portrait done. The photo shoot will be on Monday, October 7th. I can't wait - we came up with such fabulous ideas!

Shop Updates

It's been three years since I last did a Christmas Mini Album kit. I swore I'd never do another one, but I changed my mind and I have an awesome kit coming out this year using papers and embellishments from Crate Paper's "Bundled Up!" collection. I've sneaked a few photos on the kit contents on Facebook so far, and put the kit up for pre-order in my shop: Kathryn's Christmas Kit.

I also have a new manual and mini album class releasing this Thursday! The Treasured Memories Album Trunk holds TWO mini albums and can easily manage 48 or more 4"x6" photos. The manual sample was done with the Mother Goose collection from Graphic 45, and the USTREAM sample will be done with the Steampunk Spells collection by Graphic 45. The manual is available for pre-order in my shop: Treasured Memories Album Trunk.

The full supply list for this project is included in the manual. Classes begin on USTREAM this Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern USA time.

Layout Week

Last Thursday was Layout Week over on my USTREAM channel. I have pics of the two layouts we completed to share with you here. You can watch these layouts coming together here: Birthday Bites and Cheers.

That's all the news that's fit to print! I'll be back soon with another post - I'm turning over a new leaf, I promise!

Kathryn :D


  1. I can't wait for the 3rd and the first class for the cool chest! I've pre-ordered the manual and I'm excited! I've really enjoyed the class and videos on the theme album where you did your sister's wedding, it's definitely perfect for any album of a significant event! I've liked the new FB page, have been too busy to go on FB, am considering the Christmas kit but already made my own so maybe not this year.... Beach mom with the ribbon is definitely a seller though! :)

    1. Hi, Mary! Tomorrow is going to be so fun! The chest is really cool and we're going to have a blast putting it together on USTREAM. :) I'm so glad you enjoyed the album class - it's such a quick, easy and fun way to record milestones or large trips. Thanks for liking on FB!

  2. Hey, I was just thinking about you, so I stopped by. Wow you have been a busy girl! I'm heading over to check out your new facebook page, and I'm excited about the upcoming projects.... I am so ready to start my Christmas gifts!!! I love how the layouts came out. layer and layer and layer.... I LOVE IT!!!

    1. Thanks, Frances! So glad you stopped by. :) I really enjoyed making these layouts and embellishments & I think we're going to have lots of fun this Christmas season!

  3. The upcoming project kit looks fabulous! I was on a crafting retreat last weekend and told everyone about your show. You inspire me!

    1. Thanking you so much for telling everyone at your retreat about me and my show - I really appreciate it! I hope some of your friends will join us this week. :)