August 19, 2017

Painted Harvest - A Sneak Peak into the 2017 Holiday Catalog


Hi there and happy Saturday! I have to tell you, I am so in love with this 2017 Holiday catalog! Once again, the Stampin' Up! designers have gone and done it again! They have out done themselves; just when you think it's impossible they pull it off! And this Painted Harvest stamp set and Painted Autumn Designer Series paper is just the tip of the iceberg. If you would like to see a sampling and you missed my Facebook live, then head on over and check it out...so much awesomeness to see over there on that video and while you're there, please take a second to like my page. I would really appreciate it a great deal. 
Anyway, here is today's card I made using the Painted Harvest stamp set. This is just an awesome set with a really pretty watercolor effect when you do the layering 2-step stamping. 

Instructions:

Begin with a standard card base 8.5" x 5.5" of Very Vanilla scored and folded at 4.25". Cut a piece of the DSP 2" x 5.5" and adhere to the left side of the card front. Stamp the first layer of the sunflower in Peekaboo Peach ink and the second more detailed stamp in Tangerine Tango. Cut this layer with the largest square in the Stitched Shapes Framelits collection. Layer this onto a piece of Early Espresso cut with the 2nd largest scalloped square in the Layering Squares Framelits collection and adhere to the card front. Stamp the sentiment onto a scrap piece of Tangerine Tango with Early Espresso ink and cut this out with the 2nd to the smallest oval in the Stitched Shapes Framelits collection and adhere it to the bottom right of the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
I hope you enjoyed today's card and it gets you thinking about what you can do with this set when you can get your hands on it. The holiday catalog items will be available for customers beginning September 1st. Please let me know your thoughts on the card in the comments below and don't forget, if you earned any coupons in July, you need to use them up this month and if you place an order, be sure to use the August hostess code found on the right hand side of the screen. And, we also have a really awesome deal on Paper Pumpkin this month, it you have never tried it, now is the time, if you sign up before September 10th, you will receive the September kit for 50% off! I guess that covers it for now. Have a great weekend!
And I wish you all Happy Stamping!



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August 15, 2017

Carols of Christmas - The Bundle that Keeps on Giving

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday! So, what do you think of the new changes here? I really hope you like them. And the best news, I didn't loose anything! And, no matter which address you type in, or links you use, you will be directed to to the right place! Yes, that's right, if you use www.katrinaskreativeheart.com or www.snsfromtheheart.blogspot.com, you will still find your way here! Yes, that excites me...it is the little things.

Anyhoo, I wanted to remind you that the Carols of Christmas Bundle is now available for purchase! Stampin' Up! has offered this up as an early release for customers and this bundle really is UH-MAZING! The Card Front Builder Thinlits alone are just too cool and then the stamp set is gorgeous, so together, you have one stinkin' awesome bundle. I could play with this set all day. There are just so many ideas floating around out there. Did you check out the blog hop we did a few days ago? If you missed it, you really need to follow along on this, it will really knock your socks off. Talk about a million ideas! Here's the link if you missed it - Christmas in July - Carols of Christmas Blog Hop
And here is today's card, using the very same bundle.
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Feel free to let me know what you think in the comments below. I really hope you enjoy it. And don't forget, this is Tuesday's Tips, and today I have a great tip for you on tying bows! You can find it over on my YouTube channel; I hope you find this helpful and please submit your questions for more tips and tricks that I can share with you in the up coming weeks.
In the meantime, Happy Stamping,

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August 10, 2017

Under Construction for New Changes

Hello! As I had explained a few posts ago, I am taking on a new look and a new name for my business. So, I will be down for a little bit while those changes are being made. I am going to do my very best to keep all of my content safe so that I can just continue on unscathed, but I am doing this on my own and well, we all know how that can go! When I come back up, I will have a new address; www.katrinaskreativeheart.com so you will want to bookmark this address so you will be able to find your way here as I'm afraid I haven't found a way to make the current, soon to be old address point to the new address. If anyone happens to know the answer, please feel free to email it to me at katrinaskreativeheart@gmail.com.
In the meantime, I wish you all Happy Stamping, and I will see you on the other side hopefully by early next week I will have it all completed.
Until then, Happy Stamping!
Katrina

August 8, 2017

A New Series - Tips For Tuesday - How to Refill Your Stampin' Write Markers


Good Morning and Happy Tuesday!  I really hope you're off to a great start where ever you happen to be. 
Today, I want to introduce you to my new weekly series; Tips for Tuesday. It is where I will answer your questions regarding products and how to's. So, please feel free to continue to send me your questions and I will get them answered each Tuesday. 
For our first Tip for Tuesday, I want to explain how to refill your Stampin' Write Markers. To begin, you will need to gather up a few supplies. You will need your marker that you would like to refill; the coordinating bottle of reinker; a pair of tweezers; and a bowl or container. 
You will start by pulling the brush tip from the marker barrel using the pair of tweezers ( this is the end indicated by the thick white band going around the marker barrel). Just pull straight up and out. Place the brush nib into the container and drop a couple of drops of reinker directly onto the brush nib; then squeeze a couple of drops down into the barrel of the marker and tamp down slightly onto the table to move the ink down the barrel. Once the ink has been absorbed into your brush nib, pick it back up with your tweezers and place it firmly but gently back into the marker barrel until it is firmly seated. Your marker is ready to use again. 
I hope you found this helpful and again, keep the questions coming and I will get them answered for you each Tuesday. In the meantime, Happy Stamping!
Katrina


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August 3, 2017

Nature Sings - Bring Beauty and Ease to your Christmas Card Designs

Hello and Happy Thursday!  I hope you enjoyed the blog hop with the Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Front Builder Framelits? I know I did; so many talented demonstrators, 40 to be exact, took part in this awesome hop. if you haven't checked it out yet, please do, I promise you won't be disappointed.
Today, I want to share a really quick and easy card this is also eye catching and will be loved by anyone that receives it, especially those that love nature and the beautiful animals that roam, such as in this case, the Elk. I LOVE this stamp set. Yeah, I'm a country girl at heart and I love critters....well most critters...I don't do well with mice or rats...they would be my all out phobia...eeek, I get the Hebe jeebees just thinking about them! Anyway, as I was saying, I love this stamp set and want to share a card I made using it. I was inspired by a card designed by Ronda Wade and her Rubber Queens. I changed up the stamp set and I used some retired ribbon that I had on hand, but I really love this card and am very happy with how it came out.

Instructions:

Supplies:

Nature Sings Stamp Set
Whisper White 8.5" x 5.5" and 4" x 5.25"; scrap piece to stamp and punch
Scrap Real Red Card stock to punch with 1.75" Circle Punch
Be Merry DSP cut 4" x 2.5"
Soft Suede Ink 
Basic Black Archival Ink
Real Red Ribbon
Pretty Label Punch
1.75" Circle Punch
Stampin' Dimensionals
Fast Fuse

Directions:

Adhere the DSP to the Whisper White panel with Fast Fuse. Wrap with the ribbon around the seam. Using the small Elk image and Soft Suede ink, stamp off onto scrap paper then stamp the image onto Whisper White. Then with the Archival Basic Black ink, stamp the sentiment directly over the Elk image and punch using the Pretty Label punch. Adhere to the front of the Real Red 1.75" circle and adhere to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals. Finally, adhere the card front to the card base using Dimensionals. 

I hope you enjoyed this card and helps you get thinking about your Christmas cards. If you get started now, you will be ready to send them when the time comes and won't be stressed trying to make them and send them all at the same time while trying to get ready for the holiday's. Let's make it our mission to have a stress free holiday season and enjoy Christmas with the ones we love this year. 
Happy Stamping,
Katrina

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