The Rules...

We love to see all of your beautiful creations but to be in for the prize drawing it must be a scrapbook layout or mini album. After all that is what we are about here. We all love to stamp on our cards but sometimes we forget to use them on our layouts and other projects. They are cheap embellishments and plentiful after all. You are welcome to combine our challenge with others. Happy Crafting!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Kathleen Hopperstad......

From now until June 6th, we will feature a Design Team Member complete with bio, photograph and sure to stop by often to see what we've designed to inspire your creativity!

Hi, my name is Kathleen Hopperstad and I'm addicted to paper crafting! LOL! Besides paper crafting I am a wife to Douglas Hopperstad. We just celebrated 19 years of marriage in May. We have 3 beautiful children, Rebecca-15, Nicholas-11, and Sam-9. I have a degree in hotel/restaurant management and worked in restaurants for many years. Then I went to work as a manager in an office.

When my middle child was born I had the opportunity to stay home with my children and I have loved it! Throughout my marriage I have been involved in something creative. I used to make fabric folk dolls, ornaments, and cut and painted wood shapes. I would pedal my wares at craft shows. I used to paint shapes and stuff doll bodies in my living room, at McDonald's playland while watching my kids, and wherever I went. Now I pretty much stick to paper crafts. My husband has been very supportive of my varied hobbies and just accepts everything that comes along with it. He even built me a beautiful craft room!

I started scrapbooking and stamping around the same time. My sister, Mary Jo, kept trying to get me to stamp and I resisted. The last thing I needed was another hobby! Well, I went to my first Stampin' Up! party, and like many others, I was hooked! I started scrapbooking when my daycare provider presented me with a simple scrapbook of my daughter when she left daycare.

I thought it was so precious seeing her years layed out in this form. Combining the two crafts, stamping and scrapbooking seemed natural to me. I started stamping in my scrapbooks from the start. I started with alphabet stamps and quickly graduated to making my own designer paper and diecuts! I love the unique look you can get by creating scrapbook pages with stamps.

Here is a sample of Kathleen's work....


  1. Kathleen is super talented and an amazing person! I am so excited to see her work featured here!!

  2. So nice to "meet you" Kathleen! :)

  3. I am excited to work with you!!!

  4. WHOOOHOO Kathleen!!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  5. Hi Kathleen! You are totally fab, because you're one of my SBS2 sisters, and we rule!! Hee hee! Fantastic page, and I'm looking forward to see all of your new creations on this site!! Love the photo of you!

  6. Kathleen, I just love your scrapbook pages, I think the Disney one is my favorite. Love all the embellishments. Your watercolor roses card is beautiful. I have to check out how you made that one. And the card with the saw on it, well it just rocked!