Vacation Alert! :)

The only thing I love doing more than creating is spending time with my family!!

I am taking a few days to unplug and do just that from:
Wednesday, August 22
Sunday, August 26
and back to my normal schedule Mon, 8.27.

Thanks so much for your understanding that I will be out of communication until then!


Summer-Lovin' Sale!

Come on over and get your coupon code!


Graduation Announcements / Invites

Bring it back to the good old days of with these cootie catcher graduation announcements!
This format includes a cootie catcher with 8 trivia questions/answers about the graduate, center announcement and/or party info, matching cardstock envelope insert and A2 envelopes.  I also offer a print-yourself package for a flat fee of $45.

Ordering Info:
Please contact me via email {katskrafts@yahoo.com} with your order specifications and we'll begin!
Here's what I need to know:
1.) Printed order? Or .pdf only?  ______
2.) Total Quantity ____ (skip for .pdf only orders)
3.) Paper choice(s) ________ Options here (skip for .pdf only)
4.) Ink color(s) _______ Pantone #s are helpful
5.) Font(s) ________ Options here
6.) Decorations/graphics? ________ Popular flourish/decor options here, but I can work with your school logo or mascot. Please tell me your ideas!
7.) Text for four outer spaces __ (name, school name, "Class of __", etc.)
8.) 8 trivia questions/answers __  Scroll down page for a list of ideas
9.) Center announcement info __ Some great wording ideas here and here

As always, orders include digital proofs, unlimited revisions and final approval before printing. I am looking forward to working with you!

Graduation Question Ideas
What is Kim's graduating GPA?
What was Kim's favorite class?
What was Kim's least favorite class?
Who was Kim's favorite teacher?
What sports did Kim participate in?
What are Kim's hobbies?
What is Kim's favorite food?
What is Kim's favorite movie (song/TV show/etc.)?
What are Kim's future plans?
Where will Kim attend college?
What was Kim's first job?
Where does Kim work?
What kind of car does Kim drive?
Who is Kim's best friend?
Who was Kim's prom date?
What was Kim's major?
What was Kim's minor?
What degree did Kim earn?
What awards did Kim earn?
What is Kim's dream job?
Messy or clean locker?
Best part about dorm life?
Where will Kim live?
What is (school name)'s mascot?
What are (school name)'s colors?
What did Kim want to be when she grew up?
What is Kim's favorite subject?
What was Kim's favorite cafeteria food?


Pre-Spring Sale is Here Again!

For my fantastic Facebook fans:
Take 20% off your order of a custom cootie catcher design(s) placed during the month of March 2012!

The Fine Print:
This offer is good for digital products only (cootie catcher .pdfs) and expires March 31, 2012 so hurry on over and let's get your order started! :) Contact me via Facebook, etsy or email (katskrafts@yahoo.com) to get your coupon code and place an order.


Blackberry Freezer Jam

Meijer had a sale on blackberries- $.50 per half pint!!
So, after we ate ourselves silly with them, I still had plenty leftover and decided to try making blackberry freezer jam.
Why freezer jam?
1.) I'm a city girl with neither canning skills nor canning equipment
2.) Freezer jam uses much less sugar than traditional jam and since it is frozen, tastes more like fresh fruit.

It turned out DELICIOUS! A little looser in texture than a traditional jam, but sooo good it didn't make a bit of difference!  I am definitely not stopping at blackberries- you can do this with just about any fruit!

Wanna try? Here's what you need: 
Fresh ripe fruit (I used blackberries)-
be sure it's NOT overripe

Mash 'em up real good.
If you dislike the seeds, you can put this through a sieve, but don't go buckwild, or it will be really runny. You need a little chunkiness to it for best results.
Every 2 cups made about 2 half pints of jam.

Instant pectin (I made 2 batches)

Sugar (2/3 Cup per batch)
Stir the pectin in well, then add the mashed blackberries and stir for at least 3 minutes, until the sugar/pectin mix is incorporated/dissolved. (You don't want sugar granules in your jam!)

8oz freezable containers
(2 batches made 5 half pints for me)
These are Ball brand freezer jam containers- they have screw on lids and worked awesome.