Hi Everyone-- Have you noticed I've been MIA!!!! I hope you have??????-- LOL.
Sorry Babes, but the Monday night crop today is cancelled. For those of of you that do not know I've been in New York with my mom for the past week, got home yesterday. She had Bypass surgery. I am super pleased and thankful to report that she is doing very well. Thank you everyone for your support-- it truly means so much to me; I couldn't have made without you all.
In a nut shell-- I need to catch up on a bunch of things this week.
Lots of unfinished PEEP SHOW action to attend to.
I can't wait to get back to our normal schedule. I tried to update Ustream, but it is so NOT user friendly. Anyway- Hugs to you all and I will see you soon.
Your Friend Kathy

Class & Peep Show Tonight

Hi Everyone-- class is in session tonight, August 21st at 8PM CST. We are making the mini Back Pack album. Make sure you are early because we are having a PEEP SHOW!!!!!!

Back Pack Mini Supply List and Gypsy File

Hi Everyone-- below please find the supply list for the Back pack Mini ablum Class on Saturday, August 21st at 8PM CST.

I was able to put a few more kit together. Click on the Buy Now Button to pick yours up. Kit Cost is $65 plus Shipping

KIT HAS SOLD OUT AGAIN!!!!!!!! Thank you!! You are going to have fun with this one!!!

Buy now Button Removed

Check out the video for all the bonus projects

Supply List

Cricut Cartridges- My Community and Locker Talk

Gypsy File:

Click Here to Download Kit Projects

Click Here to download Bonus Projects

Paper- DCWV- Grade School Stack

Paper bags- 6 paper bags - I will be using the Celebrate It brand from Michaels they measure 4 5/8'' x 8 5/8''

Chipboard 2 pieces of 5.25''x 7'' and 1 piece at 2''x 5.25''

Cardstock - you will need at least 3 sheets of each color: Kraft, Red, Yellow, Blue, Orange, Green. You will need this to cut out all of the elements with layers.

Embellishments-- see my video for the embellishment that I used from the kit.

Recipe Share

Recipe Share-- Banana NUT Bread
I love this recipe. Totally Yummo!!!! Enjoy

3 cups of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
2 cups of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
1 1/2 cups of chopped pecans (yes ladies the recipe calls for NUTS)
3 eggs, beaten
2 cups of mashed ripe bananas (the ripuh the bettuh)
2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups of veggie oil (doesn't that sound healthy, veggie oil?)
1 (8oz) can of crush pineapples

Combine dry ingredients, stir in NUTS. Combine remaining ingredients- stir until moist.
Grease and flour 2 loaf pans - fill 2/3 full with mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour
Cool 10 minutes and remove from pans

Then the best part -- YOU EAT!!! Bon Appetit

Gypsy File- Baby Diaper Bag Side Panels

Or better known as Jaws per the Pita Babes.

Help yourself to the file.

Click here to download

A Bundle Of Joy - Ustream Class Link

Check out the class below LIVE or click on the link below to participate in the chat. Don't be Late!!!

Click on the link to Watch and participate in the chat


Gypsy File for Bundle of Joy Posted

Hi Everyone-- the Gypsy file is available for download now; click on the link below. See you in class tomorrow. Hugs Kathy


Bundle of Joy Ustream Class

Hi Everyone-- Class is in session Saturday, 8/7/2010 at 8PM CST on my Ustream Channel


Supply List

--Gypsy file

You will need the following cartridges to cut out your shape for this project:
--Paisley Cartridge to cut out the diaper bag
--Christmas Solutions for the tear bear
--New Arrival - BABY (boy bag only)
--New Arrival - Sail Boat (boy bag only)

--Ribbon Trim, at least one yard (see my video for samples of trim I used)
--Cardstock 4 sheets for diaper bag, Blue or pink depending if you are making a Boy or Girl project.
--Chip board you will need at least 5 sheets of chipboard to make the baby board book. I am using 12x12 sheets of chipboard.
--Pattern Paper, you will need enough pattern paper to cover your board book. I am using the Loin Sleeps collection by K& Company.
--Glue, you will need wet glue to assemble the Pocket Board Book. I am using the Scotch Quick Dry glue.

--Acrylic Paint (optional), I am painting the raw edges of the chipboard

Gypsy file will be posted later on tonight.

Pita Babes are rolling Saturday Night!!!!!!

Wedding Class Part 3 on Youtube

Hi Everyone-- for those of you that wanted to watch the Always & Forever Wedding Mini Class part 3 here it is thanks to one of our very own Pita Babes Denise or AKA Snugglemouse38 on youtube. Thankfully she was recording the show (she saved my butt)during the live Ustream class and posted it to youtube. A special thank you to Snuggs!!!!


Swap - Round 1

Hi Everyone- Thank you all for the awesome response. Please check out the IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW AND FOR THE GROUP LIST.

VERY IMPORTANT- EMAIL ME AT paperphenomenon@gmail.com
to confirm your commitment to the swap.
You will receive an email back from me with my contact information. This is a requirement. If I don't receive an email from you at the email address above I will assmue you do not want to participate and I will pass your spot on to someone else.

If you can't keep your commitment, please let me know ASAP so I can find an Angel to fill your spot. I rather that you don't drop out as finding an angel is not an easy thing to do.

Swap details
Theme: Summer Time, create an unconventional tag of your most favorite summer memory. i.e: Summer Picnic, Summer at the Beach, amusement park, etc. What I mean by unconventional tag is to use another shape besides the conventional "tag" shape for your base.

1. Your tag must be backed on chipboard.
2. You are to make 5 identical tags. Your tags should be at least 3''x 5'' or larger
3. You must use your Cricut for at least one element of your tag. Preferably the main image or tag shape.
4. Your tag must be 3 dimensional. Create interest with popped up elements and layers.
5. You must include a self addressed envelope with postage equal to the amount it cost you to ship the package to me. This is not optional. If I don't receive a self addressed envelope with postage you will not received swapped tags.

Package your tags well. Remember you don't want them to get damaged.

Side Note: Remember to create something that you would like to receive. The purpose of this swap is to share ideas and techniques that one might have not tried if it were not for the inspiration you shared in your tag. Think of it and a gift you are giving and receiving.

Group 1
1. Kathy (me)
2. Bea
3. Gamma2alex
4. java Jen's Creations
5. Bohemian Gypsy

Group 2
1. Leona
2. Cin
3. Mash 723
4. amycats
5. Scrapsation aka Lia

Group 3
1. KA (karla)
2. Kim
3. Cricket's Daughter
4. Marta Valdes
5. Kim McNair

Group 4
1. KKrazy
3. acs004
4. Cristal
5. Idea Queen (laurie)

Group 5
1. Penny
2. Michelle
3. Cruising Crafter
3. yaya philly4
5. Cathy Martin

Group 6
1. Lori (THCEO)
2. Papergirl1107
3. Dimples
4. lady crafter 671
5. Rocio (rosie)

I have two other individuals that are intested. If you choose not to participate in swap, please let me know so I can pass the spot on to someone else.

Thank you very much for participating. I am very excited about the swap and the wonderful creations we are going to recieve.

Hugs Kathy