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Kathy Hamrick
I'm a Stampin Up! Demonstrator.
Interests: stamping, hiking, reading, baking and spending time in the great outdoors.
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yeah - it is Friday - t his week has seemed long - where they usually fly by with lightning speed, this one has drug along. I don't know why - it isn't like we have any great plans for... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Country Roads Stamping
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Remember I said I had another card that I was working with using Rooted in Nature - just used some designer paper for the background: Look how easily this could work for a masculine card - just love it. Even... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Country Roads Stamping
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Rooted in Nature is definitely going to be one of my favorite new stamp sets - it has lots of leaves and nice greetings and a matching set of framelits. It was made, supposedly, to coordinate with Lovely as a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Country Roads Stamping
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This card was the first one I tried - using a new stamp set - Rooted in Nature, which I'm going to LOVE. However, this design was a bit to earthy and tame for my mom - she likes all... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Country Roads Stamping
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Well, Mother's day is now over and done - hopefully you got to spend time with your families. My girls live half way across the US - but my mom lives next door - so I'm fortunate there - I... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Country Roads Stamping
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Fun birthday card - not hard - pulling out the last of my cakes from the Sweet Soiree kit Oh - I will hate it when the remainder of this second kit is all gone - these have made such... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at Country Roads Stamping
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Well, I've said it before - and I'll say it once again - I will miss the butterfly from the Move Me thin lits - I love the design - I added this for a recent technique class and it... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2018 at Country Roads Stamping
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Yesterday we took one of our first "birder" walks as an organized group. Many of you know my interest in all things birds and since my husbands college days was spent in forestry - we traveled to the Core Arboretum... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 at Country Roads Stamping
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Yeah - another day of liquid sunshine - figure I just might as well think really positive about the weather - can't change it - so I might as well boot on my chicken rain boots and go out and... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2018 at Country Roads Stamping
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My goodness - the week-end was so short-it literally flew by. Plus lots of rain made it rather gloomy but man, now it is nice and green and lush here! At least it was not snow. I shared with you... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at Country Roads Stamping
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So last week-end we had one of our normal "date" nights and I must say - my husband could use some instruction on what a date night should really be. Two week-ends ago he took me to several launch sites... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2018 at Country Roads Stamping
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Well, we have been getting up every morning at 5 a.m. so Steve can go turkey hunting. Yes, I get up too - fix his breakfast and man, I can get stuff done from 5 - 7 before the phone... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at Country Roads Stamping
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Last night it was pretty warm and muggy here and since we do not have our air conditioners in yet - we went out to enjoy some time on the porch. It was so nice to hear frogs singing down... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at Country Roads Stamping
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Whew! another long day yesterday - goodness - these longer days just mean longer days of work! LOL As soon as it is daylight I'm bouncing out of bed to get work done - then by evening my tail is... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Country Roads Stamping
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So yesterday one of my ladies brought me a birthday card she had made. Let me preface this by saying I love hot tea - not cold tea so much but I love hot tea. No weird fruity things -... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Country Roads Stamping
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Well, it is with great relief I am able to do this post today. Typepad must have been having some kind of problem over the week-end because I had a post planned for Saturday - but I could not post... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at Country Roads Stamping
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Sigh - do you ever have one of those days where everything is a struggle? That was my yesterday - it started with waking up at 4:30 to the very strong smell of smoke, as in wood that is on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at Country Roads Stamping
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So over the past week I've been experimenting with some techniques that were new to me. some of these will be used for my technique class and some will be used for one of my private home stamp camps. All... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2018 at Country Roads Stamping
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Even though I am not a big fan of butterflies - I saw this card by Bonnie O'Neill on Stampin connection (site for demonstrators) and I just had to copy it. I love the colors she used - not the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at Country Roads Stamping
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Whew, we had a busy week-end and I went ahead and got things posted so I knew these would all be up and ready in case I ran out of time - which I did. So tomorrow I'll be back... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at Country Roads Stamping
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I know - you are tired of seeing the tutti fruitti designer paper - sorry - it will be gone soon - so just getting another card out - I have been working on this one for a week -... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at Country Roads Stamping
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I totally forgot that I had the retiring list scheduled for the blog post today. OOps! So I'm runing behind - it was a late night last night for us as we had a long, full day. However, I wanted... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2018 at Country Roads Stamping
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Have you heard the exciting news about the Retirement List and Color Refresh? It's been 5 years since Stampin' Up! has made a color change and I think this spring is the perfect time for a good spring cleaning, so... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2018 at Country Roads Stamping
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Well, looking ahead to the week-end, it will be a bit more Spring like than what it has been of late. HOpefully Steve can get all his "girls" into hives where they belong. He ordered several new queens from California... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at Country Roads Stamping
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The Sweet Soiree Suite is one I will miss, although I have not used it nearly enough - fortunately the thinlits and stamp set will carry over but not the paper or the embellishment kit - it does make awfully... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2018 at Country Roads Stamping