Author: kateckennedy

crate paper heart day collection


It may not even be Thanksgiving yet but the new Valentine’s Day collections are already starting to roll in! Up first is the Crate Paper Heart Day collection!!!

It is soooo stinkin’ cute! There are some really great papers and embellishments that can be used all year around and definitely some that are Valentine’s specific.

I tend to not go for collections or products with cutesy imagery …. lovey dovey collections are the exception to that rule.

This collections has the most adorable heart shaped strawberries, I swoon! And can we talk about the cacti … emoji puffy hearts … and sickly sweet cupcakes? Let’s take a look at these too cute for words products.


Here is an overview of the papers but I wanted to point out a couple of my all time favorites.

My Love: This paper is adorable on both sides (all the more reason to order 2) I just love the irregular dot pattern over the blush hearts. The B side is the most adorable cactus pattern ever.


Sweethearts: This fringe paper is soo cute. I love that it gives the look of dimension without adding any bulk to your projects.


Lovely: This has to be my favorite! It is very reminiscent of a Studio Calico paper I received in a kit that I just couldn’t get enough of. I love the fresh take on a stripe by adding the dot pattern.


And my favorite embellishments have to be the puffy stickers and the 12×12 chipboard.


So much cuteness!!! Please check out the video below showing the products in much more detail. The product images below are affiliate links and I greatly appreciate the clicks 🙂 Just click on the image and shop away! Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

*** has a $5.00 off coupon code HARVEST good thru November 27, 2016.

diy thanksgiving place cards

Can you believe it is almost Thanksgiving??? Where does the time go?

Today I have a really fun and easy diy place cards tutorial for you featuring the Mama Elephant Calli Letters Stamp Set. I love this stamp set and how easy it is to get a beautifully scripty font without having to have good penmanship. Because I have just about the worst handwriting ever :0calli-letters_grande

In the video below I talk about some of the great features of this stamp set. For example, there are multiples of some letters. This will allow you to use them at the beginning, middle or end of the word. They really thought of everything with this set.


Onto the place cards … these are so fun and easy to make. Please watch the video below for step by step instructions. Also, see the product links and keep in mind that has a huge stamp and die sale going on right now and has a coupon code valid thru November 27, 2016 for $5.00 off your order. The code is HARVEST.

Thanks so much for watching and using the affiliate links, I really do appreciate it.

right at home stamps



Hey friends!!! I cannot believe we are even thinking about Christmas already … where did the time go? While it is my favorite time I get super excited to see all the new holiday products and collections. Most of you know that I started my crafty journey with stamping and cardmaking, I love documenting all of life’s moments but there is something so satisfying about making a card and sharing it with a friend or loved one.

I recently discovered a company new to me called Right At Home Stamps and the sweet Nicole was kind enough to send me some of her new holiday release to play with. I want to take a minute to introduce the stamp sets and show you some projects I made with them.

They are so stinkin’ cute I think you will love them.

First I will share the part of the release that I don’t have examples for …

Holiday Ribbons:

Magic of the Season:


Holly Jolly Christmas:




Christmas Foliage:




Gingham Background:




Christmas Sentiments:




And lastly, probably my favorite is …

Bits and Pieces Winter: At first sight this stamp set might be a bit confusing … there is a great stamping guide that you can download from Right At Home to help.




Thanks so much for stopping by and I do hope you check out Right At Home stamps!!! The website offers lots of other goodies as well as their own stamps. They are great quality photopolymer and stamp like a dream.

update & christmas collections

I can’t believe how long it has been since I posted on my blog and youtube channel … So here is what has been going one (the short version) …

1. We moved.

2. It took me forever to get my craft room set up … finally got the lighting right after much trial and error.

3. I have two classes live on Big Picture Classes, which I am super excited about. You can check them out here.

4. I will be posting more videos on youtube very soon.

For today I have a video sharing the new Crate Paper Snow & Cocoa collection and the Illustrated CHRISTmas. They are both super cute and I can’t wait to work with them.

I also have some projects coming up featuring Right At Home stamps. They are so fun and I am excited to share the new holiday release.

Here are the products I mention in the video below. Thanks so much for stopping by and I will be posting more regularly from now on!!!

scrappy destash box kits

blog mega destash

Hey guys, thanks so much for checking out my scrappy destash. I have created 8 boxes full of fun goodies. I spent lots of times putting these kits together and they are loaded with 12×12 pattern paper, specialty papers, thickers, alphabet stickers, embellishments, washi tape, and some have stamps. I tried to make kits that would help create a cohesive album but incorporated many different lines and manufactures.

Please note: this is a destash! All 12×12 papers are full sheets and many if not most of the stickers, embellishments, and alphas are brand new, but some of the items have been slightly used. Please see the videos below for a better look at all the products.

To order a kit please go to the video and leave a comment on youtube with your paypal email address. If you do not want to leave your address in the comments, please still leave a comment on the video and then private message me your paypal email address. All prices include shipping in the US and it is first to comment. If you are interested in an already claimed box just comment ‘next for box #’ and you will be next in line.

Please pay via paypal and then I will ship out your box priority mail in a medium flat rate box, and send you tracking number. The paypal email address is, I will send you an invoice, please pay within 48 hrs.

Just in case you were wondering 🙂 the prices of the boxes vary depending on how much brand new product, papers, etc the kit has. The ones with more supplies are slightly more 🙂

Oh and I almost forgot, everyone that purchases a box will be entered to win a little appreciation giveaway!!! For details on that please click here to watch this video.

Okay, I think I have covered it all. Here are the prices for each box and corresponding videos! Happy shopping 🙂

Box #1: $45.00


Box #2: $53.00


Box #3: $50.00


Box #4: $62.00


Box #5: $46.00


Box #6: $52.00


Box #7: $58.00


Box #8: $56.00


Click here for video with all the information about giveaway! Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

open box: hallmark scrapbook

I recently discovered Hallmark Scrapbook and placed my first order. Below are the links to the products and a video showing them, and what I plan to do with them, in detail. I always enjoy finding new places online, especially because I do not have any local stores that sell these products.

I wanted to share my overall thoughts on the experience of ordering from Hallmark Scrapbook:

The website is super user friendly and aesthetically pleasing.

They have great prices.

Many of the newest cardmaking products.

They have an affiliate program, which is awesome.

It seems to be more focused on cardmaking which is interesting given the name is Hallmark Scrapbook. I noticed very little scrapbooking supplies, and minimal if any 12×12 paper.

This is not a store for the embellishment shopper, they mainly carry, in my opinion, stamps, dies, tools, cardstock. That being said, they have a wonderful selection of those items and I loved that I could get the latest Lawn Fawn releases and the Neenah Desert Storm cardstock I needed. Most of the time those items would have to come from different places.

I did notice many of the new products were sold out fairly quickly, specifically the newest Altenew and WPlus9 releases. My suggestion would be to get to their website quickly after new releases so as not to miss them.

Shipping is $9.99 or free for order over $99.00, I found that to be a but high but most if not all of the products on their site are discounted so I would imagine it works out to be about retail in the end. Note: the free shipping option is USPS or FedEx and shipped very quickly.

All in all I would definitely recommend checking out Hallmark Scrapbook especially for you cardmakers or stampers. I have not had to deal with their customer service but I will keep you posted if and when I ever need to.

Thanks so much for stopping by and please check out the products linked below and the video.

youtube video hop 2016

2016 Youtube Scrapbooking Process Video Hop Intro Graphic


Hey guys! I am super excited to share with you today a really cool little adventure. I am participating in a fabulous YouTube Hop hosted by the lovely and talented Jenn Gallacher. Some of you made have heard of her or seen her videos, if not you should totally check her out. There are also some great other crafty girls participating, and I have to say, I am super honored to be in such awesome company, these are some rockstar life documenters.

Below is a list of all the videos to hop along to, make sure to check them all out, leave a little love, and subscribe so you don’t miss any of their videos!

Kate Kennedy

Cathie Rigby

Jennie McGarvey

Tonya Gibbs

Becki Adams 

Jen Gallacher

Céline Navarro 

Here is the layout I created for the hop and the video will be below as well as links to the supplies used! I hope y’all have a great time hopping along and enjoy the videos. Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂