Hi All–  The tutorial for the Contessa project has been posted to the tutorials section of the blog.  Click on the Tutorial tab to pick up your copy.

Don’t forget to download your file upon purchase!

See you all in class later–Saturday, 4/21/2012 at 2 PM CST


  1. Hope I can still get in on the chance to win the Ugly Duckling (Swan) project. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your projects!!! I just finished watching the gas pump video. You make it look sooooo easy!!

    Thanks, Larae

  2. Anonymous says:

    Kathy this is awesome as usual. I am so happy that I found your site. Hope some day my projects will look as good as yours always does. I am new but thanks to your inspiration my honey isn’t yelling anymore that all I do is buy and he never sees anything. Thank You Elizabeth

  3. Kathy, you are amazing. I love this project and all your projects that you create and share with us. Thank you.

  4. Luv all your projects Kathy, no such thing as a ugly duckling when made by you !!!!!

  5. Luv all your projects Kathy, no such a thing as Ugly Ducking when made by you !!!!!

  6. Kathy – I LOVE all your beautiful projects. I would really LOVE to win your Ugly Duckling! It would get lots of love at my house.

  7. Love the ugly duckling Kathy. I will provide a good home for it…I promise.

  8. Love your show and projects. I hope I win, but never do. LOL

  9. Thanks for a chance to win. I love your show and projects.

  10. Kathy, Love this project as I do all of your projects. Have just the right spot for the Ugly Duckling in my home.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win a Paper Phenomenon masterpiece.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I love this project.
    cant wait to make it.

  12. I think this Contessa project is my fave one of yours to date!! I think this just my be my first one of yours that I make.

  13. Hi Kathy, how awesome all of your projects are. I want to be like you when I grow up. I would love to win the ugly Duckling so I can create it into a beautiful Swan. Wish me luck.

    Eunice (Unie)

  14. Anonymous says:

    Love to win this piece of art! Great job as alway.

    Joanne Turner

  15. Another awesome project! Thank you so much for the inspiration. Thanks Christi

  16. Anonymous says:

    Love this project!!!!!! Ugly duckling turned into a Swan.


  17. Loved your show and love this ugly duckling

  18. I am finished with the first part of this project and it is so gorgeous! And I’d love the UGLY DUCKLING if I win it. Maybe I’d even start watching Duck Dynasty is you pick me lol! 🙂

    Tammy Shaw

  19. now i dont know if my comment made it thru or not had log in trouble sorry if this is 2 times. just want to say you are great at what you do and i enjoy these classes very much. love ya!! me

  20. Anonymous says:

    Mine turned out so well, but then the instructor was great. Nothing you do turns out ugly. Sorry, I posted on facebook. Ladysilverwolf

  21. I can’t wait to make this one.. thanks for the chance to win

  22. Kathy – thanks as always for another enjoyable class and project – I love the “Ugly” Duckling and would rename it the Swan if I win it!

  23. Scrappylady0630 says:

    Great job on the ugly duckling! You’ve turned it into a swan!!!

  24. You know the story about the Ugly Duckling is very true. The project has become a BEAUTIFUL SWAN!!! I hope you pick me to wine it!!!!

  25. This is my first comment on your blog, but I have to tell, I’m totally in love with your amazing albums… Thanks a lot for sharing them with us 🙂

  26. love this got most of my supplies gather, but to win would be just fantastical….woo-hoo yay me….love ya

  27. Another SUPER FAB project! All projects just get better and better.

  28. Kathy, I love this Contessa project,can’t wait to do this one.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Not sure how you can call anything you make ugly! I would love to have any of your work in my home! Thanks! Lori G

  30. thank you Kathy for your creativity, your generosity and your incredible laug !!

  31. Another awesome project, each time you post a new project is better than the last…..if that is possible. But all of your projects are SUPER FAB!

  32. Anonymous says:

    I love this project! I can think of so many presents for my friends with The Contessa!
    You are FAB!!!!!! Thanks for the chance to enter!

    Angie C.

  33. Love the Ugly duckling(SWAN).

  34. Kathy,
    Love the project.
    but I love you even more. I have alot of stress due to taking care of my brother with Alzheimer’s and also my hubby that has dementia due to old age. You make me laugh and brighten my mood and help me relax. I even download your vids and play them just to hear you laugh and here your goofiness!

  35. THis is so fun. I love the paper and the whole idea. You are so clever and talented. I wish my brain was as filled with ideas as yours is. Love your shows.

  36. Great project kathy once again you have amazed me

  37. Scrappylady0630 says:

    WOW! Kathy unbelievable how you turned that one around. Good Job!

  38. Love the project once again Kathy you have amazed me

  39. Luv it…you are so talented

  40. Kathy, everytime I see a new project it becomes my favorite. You are the greatest!!!!!

  41. Hi Kathy

    Love the ugly duckling project – it is beautiful

  42. I love this and happy to make this post,, thank you Kathy

  43. love the ugly duckling kathy

  44. Love it!! I’m so making it!!

  45. great project

  46. sasha-vonny says:

    Kathy, Oh Yeah, Another Great One! I love, love, love the papers you introduce. The companies should give you a cut…at least from MY purchases! Keep ’em coming, chick-a-dee! P.S. Even when I don’t have much time to watch for long, I check in to hear your voice…a Kathy-fix needed! sasha-vonny

  47. Love the Ugly Duckling. I hope I win it. 😉

  48. I can’t wait to make this!!!

  49. Wow awesome job on the ugly duckling. Love the Contessa project can’t wait to make it.

  50. Anonymous says:

    Kathy, Thanks for not using FACEBOOK for this contest.
    monica 🙂 (moniemouse)

  51. Ah! I can’t wait to do this project, also, I hope it’s not too late to still enter the contest? :3 I really hope I win lol
    Great job as always Kathy on your ugly duckling canvas <3
    See you on Wednesday!!!

    DK Penguin

  52. Anonymous says:

    I have been waiting for Miss Contessa since I saw your youtube vid on her! I had been considering getting my 15yo daughter a smashbook, but didnt think any of the designs really “fit” her. Then you posted Contessa and said about making her into a smashbook and a lightbulb went off….Contessa will be getting a teen flavor from this crafting momma! Cant wait to give it to my daughter!

  53. Kathy what can I say about it except, wait for it……BEAUTIMAXIMOUS!!!!! Enjoyed the class and I am still blown away by your talent and creativity. I want to be you when I grow up LOL. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us XoXo

  54. Anonymous says:

    Diva Kathy! Another must-have for my ever-growing Paper Phenomenon tutorial stash! This is so slick, I
    just LOVE it. Thanks again for sharing your talent 🙂

  55. ninniberg says:

    Nice work Kathy.
    Du lager flotte produkter, gir inspirasjon og lyser opp
    dagen med godt humør.
    Anita Berg

  56. Even ugly ducklings can turn into beautiful swans with a little bit of Kathy love!

  57. Hi Kathy – just watched the recorded video. Love the project and can’t wait for my Contessia Kit Club to arrive.

    Felicia W

  58. As always love it!,

  59. Cant WAIT to start this project!!!!!!!!

  60. Anonymous says:

    I loved the changes that you made to the art canvas – the difference was amazing especially using the black cardstock.I’ve only watched recordings so far but I must get up early and watch the show live.

  61. ok, back off girls, it’s mine. lol

  62. Kathy you rock…thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us…I Love the Canvas…the black really sets it off so much better…I hope I win 🙂

  63. Kathy Simpson aka Girlygirl777 says:

    Watched the show today. I’m a newbie and haven’t chatted yet but OOOH MY GRAVY!!! I LOVE this canvas you did. What a difference from Weds. class of the HOT MESS it used to be. You are quite the artist girl! The black cardstock completely changed the look of it. I would love to hang this in my room. By the way, you are such a crack up! Love the east coast accent and some of your Kathyisms make me cry for laughing to hard. Keep up the GREAT projects Miss Kathy

  64. I love how you made changes because it didn’t seem right with those papers! It turned out fabulous!!!What a very cool project!!! I’d be happy to take this off your hands:D!!!

    ~Vanessa W

  65. I love all your projects, Kathy. Thanks for the chance to win!

  66. Another great class!! Super excited for the next project!!!! -mommascraps

  67. Kathy, couldn’t make the class today, but watched in the evening. Love your art canvas mini and am working on one of my own. It is turning out fantastic!!! Thanks for the inspiration. Jillisgram

  68. Class was Fantastic today Kathy…..I always leave with a smile on my face , I learn more than one would think from every class (some good and some bad —->from the corner Pitas) Thanks Kathy…..pick my number Janet Santolini

  69. love this kathy but dying for the year in review have another niece having a baby this yr shes due early june any chance the tutorial will be up for the year in review soon if it is up can you show me where because I do not see it thanks

  70. Kathy I really enjoyed watching you make the canvas mini and all the other wonderful projects. I really don’t have a favorite because, I love love love them all.

  71. Great project! Can’t wait for the Contessa Kit project, it looks fantastic.
    thanks Kathy for all your time and ideas.

  72. Love the Contessa project!!! I really like the black cardstock on the art canvas mini. Fabulous

  73. I loved how you changed the paper it really worked. Now I might have to try this project. Thanks Kathy!

    Casey (daisydoo)

  74. Anonymous says:

    As always, you are a treat to watch. Have a great weekend. your greatest fan, Barbara Kurpie

  75. Love the Contessa. Will you be telling us where to find the hardware for it? Or selling the hardware? Thanks for all the creativity you share with us all.

  76. Loved the class (as usual). The Canvas project turned out beautiful. Thanks for all you do.. you are so appreciated. And thanks for opportunity to win your Canvas project. And can’t wait to start the Contessa project.

  77. Kathy, thanks for the time you take to teach and inspire us! I’m so glad I found you a few months ago!
    aka…Teresa Blue

  78. I want it! I want it! I want it! I want it! I want it! heheheheh.
    You made this soso project absolutely fantabulous!

  79. Always enjoy the company along with your classes. Been out of the loop lately due to a 2yr+ downsizing move… almost done. I hope to be partaking in a class soon… not just watching… but creating.

  80. Love the way this project finished up. You are a Creative Genius!! Had a great time.

  81. Loved this project. Thanks for a wonderful class.

  82. love the pages everything came together and so many different ways of using youre special technics, tha album, boxes at the bottom, binding ringsit has it all love it

  83. So enjoy your classes!!! Thanks Kathy! PICK ME..LOL Betsy

  84. LOVE watching your shows !! Soo much better to see them live …. but have been too shy to chime in !! Will get brave one of these times 🙂 PICK me to WIN your AMAZING project !!! Thanks for the entertainment (and inspiration) !!

  85. Gloria L. says:

    Class was great, and the canvas turned out terrific! Love it with the black pages!

  86. Love this project!! I am not working Weds so can make the class….Yeah!!

  87. Hi Kathy! So much fun being in class today. What another great and fantastic project! You are the bomb. And don’t even think Eileen is winning this. hehehehe

  88. Oh yes it needs a home in wyoming Di

  89. I love this Contessa book!
    And your Sat class!

    Lori M

  90. Kathy appreciate all the time and energy you share with us.

    Can’t wait to see what all new projects you come up with.


  91. You are the bomb Kathy, Thanks for all the wonderful things you do. We love you!!!

  92. Love Contessa and loved your class today!

  93. Kathy you do such great work. Thank you for the chance to win. Brenda

  94. enjoyed the live class, can’t wait to see another live class, I do watch the videos, love the butterflies in this project.

  95. Love the art canvas!

  96. Beautiful Project!!! Love it!!!

  97. love this project Kathy and I always loved the paper even though you didn’t
    Mardi May

  98. Kathy – I’m commenting for the drawing – thanks since I don’t use FB (believe it or not!) – can’t wait for the video on the Contessa!


  99. sure hope I win, Froggy doesn’t need anything. :>

  100. Pick Mmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!

  101. yay, here’s my comment…:)

  102. Love your project!! Thanks for the chance to win it 🙂

  103. hooray, party people. I’ve got my copy and can’t wait to do this one.

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