August 22, 2017

Tuesday's Tips and So Much More


Hello and happy Tuesday. And you know what that means right? Yep, I have a brand new tip to share with you because don't you just Hate it, and I do mean Hate with a capitol H, when your photopolymer stamps lose their "sticky" and fall off the block....and have you noticed, they fall off AFTER you get it all inked up and you're hovering over your project just ready to connect it with your paper in just the right place, and WHAM O! it falls off the block and plops, inky side down, in the worst possible spot of your project? Happens every time, but, alas, there is a way to restore the sticky to your stamps. Check out the video here:
I also wanted to let you know, that Stampin' Up! has added a number of amazing products onto the Clearance rack last week at some UH-mazing prices, so be sure to check them out. Just make sure, if you shop that you use the Host code you can find over to the right; and whatever you do, don't wait because when this stuff is gone, it's gone forever.

Paper Pumpkin is also on sale this month for first time subscribers. Yes, if you sign up by September 10th, you will receive the September kit 50% off! That's $9.98 +tax for your first kit then 19.95 +tax there after. Paper Pumpkin makes a great gift for the busy crafter in your life or the young crafter too. It's a great way to grow your ink color collection as well as collect some great photopolymer stamp sets too. These kits are all inclusive making them great for taking on the road with you as well. Just some food for thought.

Stampin' Up! has an early release stamp set to get us started on our Christmas crafting to help us alleviate the big seasonal rush; Carols of Christmas bundle. So many possibilities with this one bundle. The Card Front Builder Framelits alone are just amazing.
                                               
As August begins to wind down, time is running out on using those bonus coupons you earned in July! Don't let those expire on you, use them today toward your Clearance Rack purchase and/or the Carols of Christmas early release stamp set? Don't miss out on the awesomeness. Just as a reminder, if you order is less than $150, use the host code at the right. 

If you have placed an order with me within the year, I had the new holiday catalog sent to you if you're not local to me, otherwise I hand delivered them; however, for those that receive them by mail, you should start seeing them arrive at any time. If you do not receive your catalog by then end of this week, please let me know and if you are brand new here and would love a catalog, please reach out to me so that I can get one into your hot little hands...there is nothing like sitting with your favorite beverage going through the pages one by one. Yes, come September 1st, you can view the catalog on line, but it just isn't the same experience, so contact me today to get your catalog and I will get it into the mail for you for the cost of shipping only.
Have a great day and Happy Stamping,

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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