July 17, 2018

Dandelion Wishes with Emboss Resist

Hello and Happy Tuesday! I'm so happy to be back here showing you some awesomeness. I took a little break last week to spend getting caught up on projects and one of my biggest projects was planning my one day retreat! So, save the date! Saturday September 22nd from 9am-6pm. Oh the fun we will have...watch for more information in the very near future.

Anyhoo, I have a fun project to share with you, using the awesome Dandelion Wishes stamp set. I really do love this stamp set. I just keep finding more and more to do with it. This is another simple card that packs a lot of wow in it and features the technique, emboss resist.
To begin, I started with a standard card base in Crumb Cake cardstock measuring 8.5" x 5.5" scored and folded at 4.25"
Next, cut a layer of Early Espresso, 3.75" x 5" and a Very Vanilla layer measuring 3.5" x 4.75". Using Versamark ink, I stamped the Dandelion image onto the Very Vanilla after I prepped the card panel with the Embossing Buddy powder tool. I then coated the wet Versamark with clear embossing powder. Once this was complete, I allowed my heat tool to pre-heart for about 1-2 minutes (this prevents warping of the cardstock). Once the tool was hot, I applied heat to the the embossed image, melting the embossing powder.Once the powder was completely melted and cooled, I took a Stampin' Sponge and burnished the Dandelion with Crumb Cake ink to produce the emboss resist and flicked the edges of the panel  as well just to give it that "antique" look. I then stamped the sentiment in the lower right corner using Early Espresso ink and adhered the layers together and added them to the card front. I then made a double bow with the Linen Thread and added it to the Dandelion stem with a mini Glue Dot to complete the card.

I hope you enjoyed today's card, I would love to read your comments, so please feel free to let me know what you think in the comments below. In the meantime, happy stamping!

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July 5, 2018

More Dandelion Wishes

Hello and Happy Thursday! I hope you all had a wonderful and safe 4th of July! Here in the states we celebrated Independence Day on the 4th. with lots of fireworks and picnics/cookouts. We had a nice time...it was mighty warm though that's for sure and now it's back to work for me. Hubby got lucky, he's been on vacation for the past 2 weeks and has a few more days to go actually almost a week to go yet...hmmm, how'd he get so lucky?

Anyhoo, today, I wanted to share another card I did using the Dandelion Wishes stamp set. This is turning out to be another all time favorite of mine. I find that it is just so easy to design with and is so pretty. I truly love this set.

To recreate this card, you will need:


Stamp Sets: Dandelion Wishes; Lemon Zest
Cardstock: Poppy Parade; Pineapple Punch; Whisper White
Ink Pads: Pineapple Punch; Poppy Parade
Misc.: Gold Faceted Gems; Whisper White 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon; Snail Adhesive 


Poppy Parade: 8.5" x 5.5" scored and folded at 4.25"
Pineapple Punch: 4" x 5.25"
Whisper White: 3.75" x 5"


Stamp the 3 dandelion image onto the left side of the Whisper White panel in Pineapple Punch ink Add the "flying seedlings" just to the right of the center dandelion also in Pineapple Punch ink. Stamp the sentiment from Lemon Zest in Poppy Parade ink in the bottom right corner. Wrap the Pineapple Punch panel with the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and tie a knot on the right edge. Layer with the Whisper White panel and adhere to the Poppy Parade card base. Finally, add 3 small gold Faceted Gems to the centers of the dandelions. 

This completes today's card. I hope you enjoyed it. If you would like to receive more tutorials such as this, please join my mailing list here. 
Happy Stamping,

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July 3, 2018

Stampin' Up! Promo's and More Promo's!

Hello and Happy Tuesday! Well it's another hot one here in Central New York..not as bad as yesterday, but warm none the less.

Anyway, today I wanted to make sure you're aware of some really awesome things happening in the world of Stampin' Up! right now. As of July 1st, two really awesome promotions began and will be running until July 31st.

Promo #1 is the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series paper promotion. This one is very popular and everyone just waits every year for this one to come out because it's such an awesome opportunity to get your hands on and stock up on beautiful paper (and the Christmas DSP in the catalog is included in this so now's the time to stock up for your Christmas cards!)

Promo #2 is the incentive to join the Stampin' Up! family. For the entire month of July, new recruits can add an entire color family of ink pads to their starter kit for FREE! That is in addition to the $125 in product of your choice for only $99 with FREE shipping! This is truly an amazing deal and makes it the PERFECT time to join! And, once you join, you can still place another order and take advantage of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free at an additional 20% discount as a demonstrator!  If you would like to learn more about joining my team, click here. You should also know, that Stampin' Up! has a special Limited Edition release coming out in August that will run Aug. 1-31 while supplies last, however, as demonstrators we have early access to this now and new recruits can add this to their starter kit!
So, just one more reason to join the Kreative Heart Stampers NOW. Seriously, run, don't walk! I can promise, it won't last long and will never see August 31st!

If you have any questions regarding any of these amazing promotions, please let me know! I would love to answer them for you. If you would like to be among the first to know about amazing promotions being offered by Stampin' Up! and would like to receive awesome tutorials in your inbox, sign up for my newsletter here. In the meantime, Happy Stamping,

June 28, 2018

Join the Family

Hi there and Happy Thursday! Is it me or has this been a reeeeally long week? Ok, maybe it's just me. Anyway, in case you haven't heard yet, July is going to be THE best month to join the Stampin' Up! family! Holy Smokin' Joe! In addition to getting $125 worth of amazing goodies for just $99 with FREE shipping, they are going to give you your choice of an entire color family of stamp pads! That's 10 FREE INK PADS values at over $75...FREE! Just for purchasing the starter kit! HELLO! That is 10 free ink pads on top of your choice of product that totals $125 that you pay only $99 for...that is a CRAZY amazing deal if you ask me. And there are zero strings attached! You are not committed to anything beyond the starter kit...however,the benefits are many should you choose to continue as a demonstrator.
I would love to have you join my team, so be sure to check out my page, and if you have any questions at all, please reach out to me, I am here to help in any way that I can.
Happy Stamping,

June 26, 2018

Dandelion Wishes

Well Hello and Happy Tuesday! Let's see if I can get myself together here. I am hoping my traveling is done for awhile. I don't know if it's that I am not used to traveling or if it's just that I try to juggle too many frying pans in the fire, but wow, a whirl wind trip to Alabama for a site visit and it completely flipped me over and had me chasing my tail the remainder of the week and weekend, but I think I have myself caught up now and hopefully, I am on schedule and can stay that way.

Today, I want to share a quick and simple card with you that I did during my Sunday, Facebook Live. I just love this stamp set, Dandelion Wishes. I love everything about it, the font of the sentiments, the flowers and sweet sentiments, it's an amazing set.

For this card, I started with a standard card base in Merry Merlot and a layer of Basic Black that measures 4" x 5.25" and a piece of Whisper White 3.75" x 5". Using Merry Merlot ink, I stamped the trio of Dandelions and the fly away seeds. I added the sentiment using Stazon ink and added the layers together and as a final touch, I added 3 large Blackberry Bliss Faceted Dots to the centers of the Dandelions.
I hope you enjoyed today's share. I hope to be back Thursday with some more new and fun creations. In the meantime, Happy Stamping,

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June 16, 2018

Stampin' Up! Sea of Textures

Hello and Happy Saturday! While I count down the hours before I board a plane for Alabama to look at an electronic medical record system for our local hospital, I wanted to share with you another awesome bundle found in the new 2018-2020 Annual Catalog. This is another set that immediately jumped out at me. Between the adorable octopus (I know, the real ones are pretty gross, but this stamped little guy is too cute!) and the die cut netting...I was HOOKED (no pun intended) and again, this card was super simple because Stampin' Up! provides the tools to make it simple.
I originally created this card to share with my tutorial coop and today I wanted to share it with you.
To recreate this cute card:

Measurements:   • Crumb Cake:  8 1/2” x 5 1/2”  4” x 4” scrap for net • Blackberry Bliss: 1/2” x 5 1/2”  and 1/2” x 3” • Whisper White: Scrap for Octopus • DSP:     5 1/2” x 2 3/4” 

 1. Adhere the DSP and 5 1/2” piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock to the right side of the card front.   2. Die cut the netting from the scrap piece of Crumb Cake and sponge with Crumb Cake ink. Adhere to the card front. 
 3. Stamp the Octopus from the Sea of Textures stamp set in Tranquil Tide ink onto the scrap of Whisper White and die cut with the coordinating die. Pop him up with Stampin’ Dimensionals over the net.
  4. Stamp the inside right panel with the net image in Crumb Cake ink, add the tall foliage in Tranquil Tide and the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink.
 5. For a final touch, add the 1/2” x 3” piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock to the bottom right corner of the panel.

I hope this card made you smile. I know it did me. I love the colors and the texture and the whimsy. I will be away for a few days traveling for my full time job as the Director of Clinical Informatics so I will be missing from here, but I will be back next weekend with a fun share. Until then,
Happy Stamping,

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