A Flourish for any Affair

Below you will find my recently updated list of flourishes, borders, frames and monogram styles.

***Remember- I love custom work, so if your theme is anything from Alice in Wonderland to Zebra Stripes- please let me know!!

Click on each of these 3 images of my FLOURISHES to enlarge.

Click this image of my BORDERS to enlarge.

Click this image of my MONOGRAMS to enlarge.

Click this image of my FRAMES to enlarge.


Hampton Roads Bride Feature

Wow- so honored again to have my cooties featured in another bridal magazine!

This lovely layout of unique wedding program ideas (my cooties fit right in!) is in the Fall/Winter '11 issue of Hampton Roads Bride.
LOVE it!


Wedding Chicks Feature

Ooooh- I just love seeing photos of my quirky little cooties in action! It reminds me of how wonderful it is to know that my work brings smiles to hundreds of guests over the course of each year!

The latest and greatest can be seen
here on Wedding Chicks.
Go check it out!

The yellow and gray combo is so classic and lovely!
What amazing details and a gorgeous bride!


What's New? Grad Announcements!

Yet another way to enjoy my cootie catchers-
as your college or high school graduation announcements/invitations!
What a fun and unique way to share your accomplishments (and other clever trivia!) with your friends and family!

Each order is COMPLETELY customized to you- there are almost limitless possibilities for fonts/graphics! Tell me all about what you want, or choose from some popular fonts/flourishes. I have over 60 paper choices available!

Announcement packages include the completely custom cootie catchers, a custom insert and A2 envelopes.

Contact me today to get your order started!
etsy shop- katsrafts.etsy.com
email- katskrafts{at}yahoo{dot}com


--- May Special ---

I'm running a special during the month of May
for all my Facebook fans!

To view the special, click HERE.

To qualify, click the "Like" button (become a fan) on the page and mention the deal when you order.


Email Down 4-28-11

Dear clients/friends-
My email provider is down and I cannot access my email. If you need to contact me in the meantime, you are welcome to do so via Facebook- (link to page on right side of screen).

Just a hint that I will be running a May special for Facebook "Likers" only! :)



Only 5 Days Left!

To Bid On/Buy it Now:

a $100 Kat's Krafts gift certificate

in the Giving For Good Auction to support
The Clearinghouse
(Good Samaritan Ministries)

The starting bid is only $29!!!!
Or, why wait? Buy it Now for $75- you save $25!

Don't pass up this great deal and opportunity to help the less fortunate!


Cooties for a Cause III

~ Interested in buying cootie catchers? ~
~ Would you like a great deal on them? ~
~And, what do you think about donating money to an organization that is dedicated to helping the less fortunate in their community? ~

Why not do all three at once?!?

Good Samaritan Ministries is running their
"Giving for Good" auction right now, and up for bid is a
$100 Kat's Kraft gift certificate.
The starting bid is only $31! The auction ends 4-28, so hurry over and get your bid in!
The winning bidder will receive a redemption code for $100 worth of cootie catcher goodness. It can also be used toward shipping (worldwide!) This is good for a one-time use.

I believe wholeheartedly in the purpose behind Good Samaritan Ministries, which is why I've donated this gift certificate and am getting the word out to my clients, so they can perhaps snag a deal and help out a worthy cause. The auction specifically helps fund the Clearinghouse program. "The Clearinghouse is the place people call when they have nowhere else to turn. Families who are struggling to keep their housing, find a job, or solve any problem get the help they need from the Clearinghouse. They can speak to real person knowing they'll find solutions and be understood."

Happy bidding!!!


Wedding Style Guide Feature

So excited to announce that the newest issue of Wedding Style Guide features my cootie catcher programs! I am so honored!

The layout

All images courtesy of Wedding Style Guide. Go here to purchase your copy of this beautiful magazine- http://www.styleguide.com.au/


My Christmas Masterpiece

Every Christmas, I try to incorporate handmade gifts into our giving. I do this because a.)It's personal and special (I hope!) and b.) It saves some $, during a season that can be so commercial and budget-breaking.

Last year I nearly killed myself trying to make almost everything. That, along with a busy shop and a 5 month old (who doesn't really count, 'cause he's about the closest thing to an angel!) about drove me over the edge. I decided I was getting overburdened and missing the point, so this year, I vowed to make just a few very special things, along with buying some thoughtful gifts.

The first thing I made was a new Hawaiian shirt for my dad. This picture is terrible, but it's here to prove that I actually did it...

See the pocket on the front? No? I bet you didn't, cause I matched the fabric seamlessly! (Huffing and wiping fingernails on shoulder... what is that gesture even from, anyway?)

I made a few other fun things, like receipt wallets and cake stands and a card organizer that I was pretty jealous of for myself!
But, the piece de resistance...
The item I spent late nights on...
My labor of love this year was...

A playhouse for my niece, Isabelle!

I came across the idea for a felt playhouse that fits over a folding card table here. 'Cause I'm the DIY sort, I decided to tackle this project on my own without a pattern of any kind. I think it turned out pretty great! =)

Each side is different. This one has an apple tree with removable apples. They go in the basket! (p.s. you can untie and retie the ribbon!)

The birds and the bees!

A window box with removable flowers and a watering can that also comes off (Velcro) so you can water the flowers! I'm pretty dang proud of the wood grain I sewed onto the flower box.

Caden is trying it out. He really likes it!

I think Bella likes it, too!

Although this project was very time consuming, it was definitely a labor of love for my "Nieceypoo." I hope she'll enjoy it for years to come! I have to give credit once more to the inspiration for this project- MissPrettyPretty on etsy, who creates these imaginative and amazing playhouses. She sells patterns so you can make your own as well- but trust me, they are worth every. single. penny if you purchase one already made from her shop.

This picture is just for kicks! This was my mom's face this Christmas when she opened her Nook! Don't be mad, mom, this picture is hilarious! :)