Thursday, September 29, 2011

STAMPtember Spotlight on Kathy Racoosin

STAMPtember is in full gear and we'd like to spotlight an avid and inspiring artist - Kathy Racoosin - to get your mojo wheels turning!

Kathy is a sweet friend of mine and of Simon. She has a zest for life, a warm loving attitude, and a heart of gold. Beyond that, she is an OOOOBER talented artist and designer. Seriously folks, her blog: The Daily Marker, has the most beautifully colored images and cards! Breathtaking I tell ya, purely BREATHTAKING!

(pictured with her hubby and two children)

Kathy is a sounding board for me personally and professionally. It's a real treasure to have her in my life. I'm so excited that in just 24 hours I will be able to visit with her at a girl's weekend stamping retreat! Do you think that markers might be like magic wands, and if I use hers, that my own work will turn out like this??:

umm...yeah, Kathy made these! I'm telling ya, check out her blog (after you finish reading this of course;)

Kathy's workspace is one of my all time most favorite workspaces! I would love to have a space as organized and as beautiful as this - wouldn't you?




Whenever I dream of what I want in a art room / studio (studio sounds way too classy for someone like me!) ... I dream of this ... buttons all organized in nice clear jars BY COLOR...Ribbon by color and beautiful furniture with great lighting. What does your studio look like? I'm not sure what mine looks like anymore..it's covered in stamps! Can we "Trade spaces" ?

Sweet Kathy created these lovely cards and made a perfect tutorial ESPECIALLY FOR YOU on her blog today! She took the time to give beautifully detailed and photographed descriptions of what she did to create these works of art! See - I told you she was sweet! (Thanks so much Kathy!) The cards showcase a beautiful Penny Black stamp called "Christmas Star". Be sure to pop by The Daily Marker and tell Kathy we sent ya! She has a huge ($200 worth of product) celebration giveaway on her sidebar!


What do you think? Let us know below and you could win the awesome 8 x 6 clear stamp set below! We have great STAMPtember Specials that end tomorrow! Check them out HERE

Congratulations to the winner of yesterday's blog... GLENNIS! You win the set featured on the "A Delicious Fall Treat with Jo Nevill" blog! Please email Fran at Fran@SimonSaysStamp.com to claim your stamp set!


:) HAPPY STAMPtember! - Heidi

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99 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards! I love the poinsettias. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  2. Kathy is the SWEETEEST and mnost TALENTED person on the planet!!! I have been fortunate to meet with her twice....hope to do so again soon!!

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  3. Her cards are just stunning! I need some of that magic marker wand too! LOL!

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  5. Wow! I want that craft space!! Gorgeous cards and thank you for the chance to win the beautiful stamps!!

    Hugs Hazel xx

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  6. Kathy's coloring is gorgeous. I'm a big fan of her blog. Always great projects and I love her stamp area too.
    Thanks for the chance at the HA set.... love it!
    DeniseB
    I'm a follower here.

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  7. Kathy's creations are amazing. I watch her blog everyday for color inspiration. Maybe by osmosis you can get some of her coloring secrets this weekend! Have fun...sounds like a dream trip.

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  8. One of the first blogs that I ever visited for cardmaking was Kathy's. I love seeing what she creates. Her work is always amazing and beauitful.

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  9. I have been following Kathy's blog for more than a year now and I am amazed at her coloring skills. She is just awesome. I wish I will be able to color like her some day :)

    And when she shared her working space, I couldn't stop staring. I am so in love with that ribbon ladder and he antique button jar :)

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  10. Gorgeous cards, and what a fabulous studio!

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  11. What an amazing art studio. Who wouldn't love to have a place like that!! Love the cards too!! xxx Marianne MW

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  12. I am honored to have gotten to know Kathy too and everything you said is so true! So pleased that you featured her today - love ya, Sista!

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  13. the card is such a beauty,wow looks amazing and the craft space makes me want to have a studio just like her's sigh....

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  14. Fabulous post! I loved seeing Kathy's crafting space. And those poinsettias are so lovely. Thanks for another Stamptember chance to win!

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  15. Superb post on Kathy...Love and adore her work. I fell in love with her craft room when she shared it on her blog. TFS.

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  16. WOW what an awesome space Kathy have here. I should maybe save these pics as a preference, when I start to decorate my own new room here shortly? Boy I wish it could look something like this?? And her poinsettas are gorgeoustoo, I just love them. Maybe you could put her magic wand on as candy some day? Who couldn´t use a bit of that magic in our coloring too ha ha ha.
    Thanks for the chance and have a wonderful day everyone.

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  17. Kathy's room is so neat. I have a large room but it always looks so messy.

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  18. wow, die blumen sind ja so toll, die karten große klasse
    lg gila

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  19. wow! beautiful cards & what a studio!!

    The little Halloween spooks were pretty cute too! her coloring is just awesome!

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  20. Kathy's work is just amazing. I am blown away by the eye candy she produces each time I visit her blog! I love her line up of buttons too, Heidi!

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  21. I love all of Kathy's work! She is so talented! I also love her crafting space! So pretty!

    Robin
    mcever4 at bellsouth dot net

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  22. I love visitng Kathy's blog to see her gorgeous cards! She can really work some magic with her marker skills!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. Beautiful cards! I love Kathy's work too, I am always amazed when I check out her blog!

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  24. What a wonderful craft space - no wonder Kathy's cards are so gorgeous! Thanks for a chance to win these stamps.

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  25. Awesome cards, wow! I am blown away by the talent here! Amazing craft space, too!

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  26. Kathy always creates such gorgeous projects. She is a genius at coloring.

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  27. Beautiful cards, and awesome space! I've just started a subscription to this blog....yay!

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  28. Just love the happy birthday pointsettia card!

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  29. Love the craft room. Who wouldn't love to have that space. Great cards too. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. WOW! That craft room is amazing! I might have to take some of those ideas and put them into my new room when I move!

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  31. great card, Kathy always does fantastic things. thanks for the chance to winn, i'm off to shop now

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  32. A beautiful studio (and I think it's okay to say that word!lol). Kathy does an awesome job with those markers...a true artist! (which is why she has a studio)

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  33. wow, that vase is just popping right out!! Love them.
    Laura

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  34. What do I think? Her work is fabulous and she is too!!!!

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  35. Thanks for the great coloring tips! Beautiful cards.

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  36. Interesting pointsetta flowers.
    The ribbon ladder is really cool.
    I would love my table to look that tidy right now. Normally it is, but I've been buying loads of stuff and making cards for a craft sale.
    My table is a 2.5 x 8 ft, 3 inch thick butcher block bakery table. It has bookcases, jetmax cubes and other storage on top and rolling plastic storage drawers underneath.

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  37. She has been blessed with great talent and is in turn sharing it with many others...thank you for this opportunity! Beautiful cards.

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  38. Kathy is an amazing talent and an inspiration to us all. Love what she did with the flowers and pot!

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  39. I adore Kathy's artwork! Wish I had half of her creative mojo!

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  40. What an amazing tutorial. I could get lost in her craft space and her blog--so much wonderful stuff!

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  41. stunning cards. And I loved her step by step tutorial. Thank you for pointing me toward her blog. Loved it!

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  42. Kathy make the most amazing cards, love her work!

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  43. Been following her blog for quite awhile. Love her coloring work.

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  44. Love the card and the fabulous work space!

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  45. Woow, gorgeous cards!! I love them! :-)

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  46. Fabulous room! What a source of inspiration :)

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  47. Beautiful cards!! Love the family picture and the fun that they appear to be having! I would love to have such a studio myself...maybe one day! Love the stamp set featured as today's give away...those flowers are great!

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  48. I'm a Kathy blog follower! And she is an amazing artist. I don't have any copics yet, and I'm still figuring out my style. I can already tell how much I've grown in the last couple of years of collecting stamps,inks,dies,tools,etc. I'm learning to organize and even just viewing her art, I'm learning where shading and hilights should be.

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  49. Those are gorgeous cards! I got that stamp last Christmas, and I LOVE it!

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  50. Can I just say that Kathy is truly the sweetest person...she's been inspiring me with her amazing talent since I first saw her work on Flickr years ago. Have a wonderful girl's weekend, I'm just a bit envious!

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  51. What wonderful cards, the colouring is just amazing.

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  52. Love your poinsettias. I would love to have your work space!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Tons of hugs, Dangina

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  53. Mmmmm love the unusual colours. Absolutely gorgeous cards!

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  54. Her poinsettia card is just AMAZING! She is very very talented!!!

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  55. Kathy's cards are always stunning and these 2 are no exception.

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  56. I wish I could have such a gorgeous studio...

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  57. Wish I had a crafting space like that or, rather, the discipline to get organised and keep my crafting space tidy, lol. She makes some lovely cards, too.

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  58. I love that room. It's wonderful!

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  59. I love her workspace!! and her projects are gorgeous!

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  60. I FOLLOW Kathys' blog!
    She IS very talented and inspirational!
    Great stamp set!

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  61. The cards are great and the tutorial is fantastic.

    Marie-Anne

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  62. I'm a big fan of Kathy's work and always in awe at her amazing talent!! Thanks for highlighting her today :)

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  63. Her craft space is beautiful. You have good taste! The cards are also beautiful. Thanks for the chance!

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  64. Two beautiful cards! I off to check out Kathy's blog and instructions.

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  65. Love the layering - just beautiful

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  66. Kathy's cards are always just so stunning! Love the tutorials she posted on her blog on the these poinsettia cards she made.

    Thanks for featuring her.

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  67. Wow what great cards!!!I follow Kathy blog!!

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  68. I love Kathy's work and subscribe to her blog. Incredibly talented!Today's card is just one example wht...it is divine. I would be in absolute heaven to have a crafting area 1/2 as great as hers. Thanks for featuring another amazing talent.

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  69. I have been a fan of Kathy's for several years...I hope to be like her when I grow up one day!! She is so very talented...I wish I could color like she does! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  70. Beautiful! thanks for sharing Kathy's blog - it's great!

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  71. I visit her blog regularly and love her coloring. Wish my crafting area was so awesome looking.

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  72. Love the poinsettia stamp she used. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  73. Wow. I wish I had that kind of space. I wish I had that kind of talent. Just beautiful. I just invested in a couple of COPICS. Can't wait to try them out. Don't think what I make will turn out quite like Kathy's, but maybe with a little practice it could happen. Happy STAMPtember.

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  74. Kelly is indeed amazing-the little Halloween kids are adorable.I could practice for years and not color like she does.

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  75. Great feature on Kathy! She is super-talented and also a super-awesome-person. She lives close to me so we frequent the same stamp shop. Anyway, I love the cards she made, beautiful potted poinsettias and I love that stamped background! Kathy and Simon Says Stamp, Thanks for sharing!

    Katie B.

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  77. I been Kathy's blog follower since she organized her first blog anniversary. I really like her works a lot. She really have a magic marker wand! You never get bored by her inspiration and creation! Keep up the creative, Kathy!

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  78. Love the poinsettias and the way she uses vellum is AWESOME! Such creativity and talent! TFS!

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  80. Kathy's cards are amazing! Always great colouring. Very inspirational. I regularly follow her blog and love to see what she has created.

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  81. What a gorgeous studio and beautiful coloring on the cards!

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  84. What a great stamp set - thanks for the chance to win!
    Love the photos.. wonderfult studio!

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  85. You are right they are works of art! Absolutely gorgeous.

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  86. Thank you for sharing this talent !

    And thank you for the opportunity to win goodies !

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  87. great card! love the damask stamping on the pot..lovely!

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  88. I am thankful to have Kathy in my life! Her personality and talent ROCK!! Thanks for sharing her talent and craft space on the blog today!

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  89. Absolutely love Penny Black, Copic and a great place to work.

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  90. She is extremely talented! How fortunate for us that she shares her work.

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  91. Beautiful work and fantastic room! :)

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