November 19, 2017

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Lantern for Hanukkah

Happy Sunday! It's snowy and blustery here in CNY, how is it in your neck of the woods? I'm so not ready for winter; I haven't started my Christmas shopping yet and so much to do!
Well, I finally made it back to my craft room this weekend and made this Hanukkah card using the Seasonal Lantern stamp set. We have a tendency to get caught up in Christmas and forget about our friends that are celebrating Hanukkah, so I wanted to show a little love to my Jewish friends!

I got my inspiration directly from the Holiday catalog on page 41. Yes, the catalog image is a bag, but I loved the menorah stamped in a circle, along with the Marina Mist Blue and Gold colors. Use your catalogs for inspiration, they have so many ideas to get you started. .
I started out with a standard card base of Marina Mist cut 8.5" x 5.5" scored and folded in half. I added a piece of gold foil paper cut 4" x 5.25" (yes, I did cut the center out of this leaving a .5" border all around to conserve this gorgeous paper) and adhered a piece of Whisper White cut 3.75" x 5" I then added the 3 Marina Mist banners 1" x 4" and I bannered the ends using the Banner Triple Punch (for the center one, I did not push it all the way into the punch so that it would just slightly longer than the 2 end banners). I then stamped the base of the Menorah in Marina Mist ink, the candle outline and centers with Smoky Slate and the flames in So Saffron. I punched it out using the 2" circle punch and adhered it to the front of my card using Fast Fuse. I then stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White 3" x .5" in Marina Mist and layered it onto a piece of gold foil paper cut 3.25" x .75: and popped it up on Stampin' Dimensionals.
I hope you enjoyed today's card. Have an amazing day and happy stamping!








Product List
Seasonal Lantern Photopolymer Stamp Set
$27.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.00
Marina Mist 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Gold Foil Sheets
$4.00
Marina Mist Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
2" Circle Punch
$18.00
Banner Triple Punch
$23.00
Fast Fuse Adhesive
$10.00
Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill
$7.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00

November 14, 2017

The New Stamparatus!

Hello and Happy Tuesday! Once again, my apologies for being a bit quiet here this past week. It's literally been "one of THOSE weeks". I had a 2 day craft/vendor event this past weekend that I did last minute prep for and last Wednesday, we (my husband and I) lost a very dear friend, very unexpectedly and we said our final "farewell until we meet again" yesterday afternoon. A sad day for sure but also makes you take note of your many blessings and don't take for granted that there is always tomorrow, because, tomorrow may never come!
Okay, enough sad and on to the Happy of the Happy Tuesday! Stampin' Up! announced the introduction of the new Stamparatus! A brand new stamp positioning tool literally on STEROIDS! This tool is going to revolutionize the world of stamping once again!
It is designed to work with both photopolymer and clear mount stamps. It has 2, count them 2 reversible hinged "doors" so you can set up as many as 4 stamp images (1 on each side of both hinged doors)
Just watch this short video:
This amazing tool is scheduled for the up coming Annual catalog in June, however, Stampin' Up! knows how much we want and NEED this in our lives, so they are allowing us to reserve one very soon. Yep, you can reserve one for an early delivery in the upcoming months rather than have to wait for the next annual catalog to order one. Hellooooooo, can we say AWESOME!
There will be 3 separate reservation periods with expected delivery dates as follows:

FAQ's

So, what do you think? I am totally in love and can not wait to get my hands on this thing. And the best part? It's totally affordable at only $49!

Ok, now that I have you drooling just a little, sit back and relax and beginning the 16th (Thursday), you can begin pre-ordering your tool so that you can be one of the 1st to get your hands on one! Wohoooo!
Happy Stamping!

November 7, 2017

Half Full - Illuminated

Hello and Happy Tuesday! Brrrr, our weather has finally turned into typical late Fall weather, lots of rain and lots of chilly air. What's it like in your neighborhood? Well,  this week and this past weekend, I spent getting ready for my annual craft fair for the Delta Lake Kiwanis Club. It's quite a big show, and I typically do pretty well at this one. This year I did try several others with not much luck with them, but I'm hoping this one will make up for the disappointment of the others? We shall see.
One of the items I'm offering this year are the battery operated candles that I found at the Dollar Tree, or DT as it's known in the crafting community...ha....you see, I'm learning my abbreviations! I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks!
Anyway, here is just one sample of the candles that I am making for the event.
I love this stamp set, it's a pretty set, but it mixes in the much needed humor the we need to fill ourselves with in order to get through most days. I did this the same as I did the other candles, I stamped my images onto some white tissue paper, colored in the "wine" using Fresh Fig marker ( the color reminds me of merlot wine) trimmed close to the image and applied it to my candle, covered with waxed paper and heated it with my heat tool. Viola! Cute battery operated candle that's perfect for a kitchen or dinning room! I tried to capture the glow of the flickering light in the photo, however, no matter what I did, I couldn't seem to capture it. But, it's still pretty just know that it's prettier in person, that's all.








Product List
Half Full Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$30.00
Half Full Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$22.00
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
2017-2019 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
$15.00

November 4, 2017

It's National Candy Day!

Happy Saturday and Happy Candy Day! Why yes it is a real day, Google it! No problem, I'll wait while you do...but I promise, it's a real day! I had no idea that there was a national candy day until I had received an email about all of the November happenings such as the usual suspects of Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, you know the rest, but there it was in black and white, National Candy Day...Yes, I did Google it to make sure it was legit, and yep, November 4th is National Candy Day.


 So, I decided to celebrate National Candy Day and I have a really cute treat box to share with you.I actually got the idea from Pink Buckaroo. I cut 2 pieces of Real Red cardstock 5" x 4.75" and scored all 4 sides at 0.5" (I used 5 post-it notes as a shim when scoring the second piece to make the top of my box. I then added a piece of DSP from the Quilted Christmas collection cut at 3.75" x 3.5" and adhered to the box top along with a silver Foiled Snowflake. I then wrapped 3 Green Sprigs with the Quilted Christmas Ribbon and adhered them to the box top with a couple of Glue Dots. Finally, I created a tag with a scrap piece of Whisper White and stamped the Sparkle sentiment from the Add a Little Glitz stamp set in Garden Green. (I started with a 2" strip of Whisper White, once I stamped my sentiment, I trimmed along both sides to tighten it up with a final measurement of about 1.75" and I trimmed off the bottom close to the sentiment also)

FYI, Caramel M&M's are theeee BEST! In case you were wondering that is. Well that does it for today. I hope you enjoyed today's post. If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know. I am more than glad to answer them for you. Have a great day and Happy stamping...and enjoy that candy today!








Product List
Add A Little Glitz Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$27.00
Add A Little Glitz Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$19.00
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.00
Quilted Christmas 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$9.00
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Foil Snowflakes
$6.00
Green Sprigs
$5.00
Quilted Christmas 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Ribbon
$7.00
Glue Dots
$5.25
Simply Scored
$30.00

October 31, 2017

Stampin' Blends and the Wondrous Rose Stamp Set

Hello and Happy Tuesday! Well it's back to grind around here, yesterday I returned to my full-time "real" job after being away for a week. So, it's time to knuckle down and get back to business I guess. Lucky hubby has another day after today before he heads back then it will really be back to normal around here. But, I did squeeze in some crafting time over the weekend and today I want to share with you a card I made using my new Stampin' Blends.

Yes, these new alcohol markers are UH-MAZING! I am totally in love with them and the good news is, they are available to customers beginning tomorrow, November 1st!

And I am starting a Stampin' Blends Club to make it easier for you to get your hands on them, because YOU MUST get your hands on them!
This is a 5 month club and pricing includes shipping directly to you, so, if you are a local customer and would like to pass on the shipping, just let me know and we can arrange for pick up/delivery and subtract $7.20 for the flat rate shipping cost from the total. Below is the flyer explaining the details. I truly hope you will join me in the club because I know you will love them just as much as I do!



Happy Stamping,
Katrina

October 26, 2017

Candle Stamping

Hello and Happy Thursday! I hope you're all enjoying this beautiful Fall day. Today I want to share with you another project I have been working on for my up coming craft fairs. If you're anything like me, you want cute items to share but you need them to be quick and easy to reproduce, especially if you want to have enough to display on your craft tables. So, this project is perfect for you.
I picked these candles up at my local Hobby Lobby as they were 50% off....can we say, "winning"! Yes, I was VERY excited when I learned they were on sale...that made it the perfect sale item for me. So, I grabbed a bunch of them and headed for my craft room.
I pulled out my white tissue paper and began to stamp some different designs. Very important tip, look at your tissue paper and make note of the shiny side verses the flat paper side, you want to do all of your stamping on the flat paper side (the shiny side will pool the ink and it won't really dry causing smearing and messes)
Finally, trim around your stamped image to remove any excess tissue paper. Lay it over your candle in the exact location you want your image to appear. Then take a piece of wax paper and wrap around the image and the candle, and taking care to keep your fingers away from the heat, using your heat tool, melt the image into the candle. Once, cooled, gently peel back the wax paper to reveal you beautiful image.
In this example I used the Merry Patterns stamp set. This is only available until the 31st of this month to anyone that either spends $300 or hosts a party totaling $300. And it's so totally worth it. This stamp set is just beautiful. 
In this second example, I used the Musical Season stamp set. This happens to be one of my most favorite sets in the holiday catalog. I just adore the little drummer boy...maybe because Little Drummer Boy happens to be one of my favorite Christmas Carols of all time? 
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed today's project and are inspired to try candle stamping for yourself. Again, it's quick, it's easy and it's a great way to dress up a plain white or cream colored candle.


 Happy  Stamping,



Product List
Musical Season Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$18.00
Musical Season Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$25.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Merry Patterns Photopolymer Stamp Set
$0.00
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50

October 24, 2017

Stampin' Up!'s Seasonal Chums Meet the New Blends!

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday! It's a bit of a rainy morning here in Central NY, making it a bit dark this morning, but it sure does make the coffee taste extra good this morning. I have plans to go shopping with a friend later this morning and it's supposed to clear off so that will be good...who wants wet packages? Not me anyway. But, if it doesn't clear off, it won't stop us lol.

Anyway, I'm sure you have heard that Stampin' Up! is introducing new alcohol markers and they will be available to customers November 1st!Well, they gave us demonstrators an opportunity to order them first so that we could play with them and get familiar with them so we would be able to assist you, our customers, so of course I ordered a complete set. OH- EM-GEE! I am in LOVE, that is L. O. V. E., LOVE with these markers! They blend like a dream, there is NO guessing what colors blend together to achieve amazing looks. They are just perfect. One end is a "fine point' nib and the other is a "brush tip" nib so you can get into tight spaces and achieve that "flicking" motion for hair and other "wispy" looks.

I used these amazing markers in today's card project. This project is very simple but still shows the amazing shading and blending you can achieve with these Blends.
I love this stamp set and this little deer is absolutely adorable. And I especially love that these can be tags but just as easily make cards! To color this little guy, I used the Pink Pirouette pair for his inner ears, Crumb Cake for his body, Smokey Slate for his hooves and nose, Cherry Cobbler for his bow and Daffodil Delight for his bell. For his antlers, I used only the light Crumb Cake and then went over it with the Color Lifter to lighten them just a little more. And to finish him off and make him that much more festive, I added Clear Wink of Stella to his tail, spots and bell.
I hope you enjoyed today's card. Please feel free to leave a comment, I would love to read your thoughts. In the meantime, I wish you all Happy Stamping,










Product List
Seasonal Chums Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$29.00
Seasonal Chums Clear-Mount Stamp Set
$21.00
Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$8.00
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
$9.00
Quilted Christmas 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$9.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$9.00
Stampin' Blends Color Lifter
$4.50
Stampin' Blends Markers Collection
$121.50
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$8.00
Fast Fuse Adhesive
$10.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
09 10 Code line 7 9 is for loading jQuery library. Remove this line if you’ve already loaded it somewhere else in your blog. Hint: If your blog has an image slider, carousel or something with fading effect running, chances are it is powered by jQuery. If this widget doesn’t work, the first thing you want to do is comment out or remove this line. To use your own button, replace the URL in line 3 with the direct link URL to the image. Make sure to keep the quotes. To reposition the button, replace