January 30, 2016

Honeycomb Sale-a-bration



Happy Saturday! I hope this finds everyone having a great day so far and I hope you are finding time to spend in your craft rooms.

 Today’s card was done using some products from the Sale-a-bration catalog. I just love everything in this year’s Sale-a-bration catalog! And the best part, I was able to get all of these products free for every $50 I spent! And you can too! Sale-a-bration is going on until March 31st, so you have time to get yourself some of this great stuff too.


I created this card for a sketch challenge that is taking place over on my Facebook page, www.facebook.com/snsfromtheheart - you should see the great ideas going on over there, stop by when you have a minute and take a look! Anyway, today’s card uses the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Honeycomb Happiness and Sale-a-bration paper, Wildflower Fields DSP along with the Honeycomb Embellishments found in the Occasions catalog. I love this stamp set, I find it to be sooooooo cute!

So, what do you think? Please let me know by leaving a comment below. I also want to remind you that today is the final day to place an order with hostess code AZHFKHGX . All orders of $30 or more before shipping and tax will be entered to win the hostess rewards.

January 26, 2016

It's a Little Sketchy


Hello! I hope everyone faired well in this past weekends blizzard that struck the East Coast. I’m very grateful, the storm missed us completely. I still managed to spend some time in my craft room and made a few cards up to share with you.



Both of these cards are inspired by a sketch challenge taking place on my Facebook page…stop by and check it out, www.facebook.com/snsfromtheheart I’m sure you will like what you see. And if you would like, feel free to join us and create something to share. The more the merrier right?

Oh, before I forget, Sale-a-bration is still going on, so remember, for every $50 you spend before shipping and tax, you can choose a free Sale-a-bration item and a 3 month Paper Pumpkin subscription counts as your $50 order! Yes, the 3 month subscription price has been decreased just for Sale-a-bration! I love my Paper Pumpkin! It’s like Christmas in a little red box every month!

Ok, well I better get on with my day. I’m glad you stopped by to visit for a bit. Please check back on Saturday and I will be sure to have something good to share. Have a great day!

Happy Stamping,

Katrina

January 23, 2016

A Bloomin’ Valentine


Hi! I hope this finds everyone safely tucked away from the storm hitting the east coast this weekend. Luckily, I’m far enough in-land here in CNY that I’m not being affected by it. Thank God! But I know many not too far off are getting a big dose of it. If you happen to be one, please stay safe!

Anyway, I have a card here to share with you using the Bloomin’ Hearts Bundle. Here I used the negative of the die cut piece and I have saved the die cut for another day. I love the Hardwood stamp and decided to use that as well. I used both Crumb Cake cardstock and ink and I cut the flowers from Blushing Bride and used the Blushing Bride cardstock to back the die cut negative. I then sponged all of the pieces with the Crumb Cake ink and put it all together.
 

So, what do you think? I would love to hear your comments so please feel free to post them below. Have a great day and I will see you again on Tuesday.

Happy Stamping,

Katrina
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January 19, 2016

Hearts a Plenty

Hello
I hope this finds you all warm and toasty. Here in Central NY we are getting a winter blast from our friend Lake Ontario. Right now, I am listening to the wind knock at my door, driving my poor little Tucker crazy! Anyway, I did manage to get a couple of cards made using the "First Sight" stamp set from the 2016 Occasions Catalog found on page 36. I just love this set. I find it to be so versatile and so pretty.
The first card I used Watermelon Wonder Ribbon and ink with Sahara Sand ink and cardstock. The second card uses Sahara Sand Cardstock and ink with Melon Mambo. Stay tuned for more ideas using this set and be sure to check out this weeks weekly deals and don't forget about my online party where you could be the hostess with the mostest...mostest Stampin' Rewards that is! So be sure to place a minimum $30 order to be placed in the drawing and you could be selecting a minimum of $15 in free product! Just use the hostess code AZHFKHGX when placing your order.
In the  meantime, have a great day, stay warm and happy stamping!
Katrina

January 12, 2016

Foxy Rose


Well hello! Have you had the opportunity to pour over the new Occasions catalog? If you haven’t, you have no idea what you’re missing! I have to tell you, I am in L-O-V-E with this catalog! Could it have something to do with Valentine’s? Maybe? But, I really think it’s just because everything is a “must have” in my opinion! OMG! Check out this card I made using the Rose Garden Thinlits and the “Foxy Oxi” technique (uses Oxiclean).

It’s so pretty and so elegant; I wish you could see the shimmer of the rose from the clear Wink of Stella. Do you want to know the BEST part of all? The Rose Garden Thinlits are a part of a bundle! Yes, a bundle that will save you 15%! Now, who doesn’t like to save money? “I don’t” said no crafter EVER!

I will tell you, this set of Thinlits is very intricate and I do suggest you use it with the Precision Base Plate and the Big Shot Die Brush, also found in the Occasions catalog on page 19. They will ensure not only a perfect cut but an easy removal of the design from the die without having to sit and poke out each and every hole in the die with a “pokey” tool, you know, the paper piercer.

Well I hope you enjoyed today’s card, please let me know in the comments below and don’t forget about my on-line party going on right now until January 30th. I will be drawing for a hostess to earn the hostess rewards on that date, so why not have it be you? It will be a minimum of $15 in hostess rewards, so place that minimum $30 order to get your name entered into the drawing, and if you place a $50 order, you will earn a Sale-a-bration item as well!  (All qualifying order totals are before shipping and tax)


See you Saturday and Happy Stamping!

Katrina
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January 9, 2016

Pretty in Pink

Well hi there! The new catalog has been live for almost a week now and it has been a big hit! I have another sample for you, using some new stamps from the Occasions catalog and the Sale-a-bration catty too!
 
I love how the Mellon Mambo and Smoky Slate come together to make this card. The Designer Series paper comes from the Sale-a-bration catalog while the stamped flower and sentiment comes from the stamp set Blooming Birthday found in the new Occasions Catalog. The stamped border is from the Tin of Cards stamp set found in the Annual Catalog. For the layout, I found a sketch on Pinterest and followed that and there you have it, a bright and cheery card.

In honor of the new mini catalog, I am going to have an On-line party and I would like you to come. I invite you to place a minimum order of $30 before shipping and tax, using the hostess code:  AZHFKHGX and you will be placed in to a drawing for the hostess rewards. Just go to my online store and place your order. I will close the party out on January 30th and will notify you by email that day to pick out your hostess reward items; so be sure to not check "No Contact" when placing your order, otherwise, Stampin' Up will hide your contact information from me and I will not be able to contact you. Now, if you place a $50 order, before shipping and tax, you will also be able to pick out a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration catalog as well! Now,if your order totals $150, DO NOT USE the hostess code! You will automatically qualify for hostess rewards!! And for every order placed, I will send you the complete supply list and instructions for this card as an extra little bonus from me. If you need a catalog, please feel free to contact me and I will get one out to you right away.

I hope you are all having a great start to your weekend! Be sure to enjoy and get some stamping in and I will see you all here again on Tuesday!

Happy Stamping!
Katrina

January 5, 2016

Spring Time Friends


Hello! Today starts the beginning of one of the most exciting times of the year at Stampin’ Up!, Sale-a-Bration! Yes, I love Sale-a-Bration! Where else can you get something free just for spending $50? Especially, when you were going to spend the $50 any way? The Spring Occasions catalog is to die for, so many beautiful stamp sets and accessories for birthdays, Easter, Mothers Day and Fathers Day, and of course, just because. I love new catalogs! It means, fresh, new ideas and brand new products to spark creativity. Today’s card is just an example of what you will find in the new catalog. This uses the brand new stamp set, Birthday Blooms. It’s so pretty and so feminine.  I just love it.

 
 What do you think?

To create this card, I cut a card base from So Saffron CS, 8 ½” x 5 ½” and scored it at 4 ¼” and added a piece of So Saffron DSP from the Subtles DSP pack, cut at 5 ¼”x 4” with Fast Fuse. I then cut a piece of Whisper White CS 4 ¾” x 3 ½” and stamped the large floral image from the stamp set into the bottom left corner using Momento Tuxedo Black ink. I framed the image using the same ink and the loopy border stamp from the “Tin of Cards” stamp set found in the Annual Catalog. I proceeded to color the flowers, using the blending pen and So Saffron ink and outlined them in Hello Honey ink. I colored the leaves using the Pear Pizzazz ink and outlined them in Old Olive ink, also with the blender pens.  I added a sentiment from the same Birthday Blooms stamp set and added the panel to the card base, using Stampin’ Dimensionals. A very easy card with a lot of punch, don’t you think? And to add a little something extra special, I added a little clear Wink of Stella to the flower petals and that put this card over the top as a WOW card! You really need to see it in person that’s for sure. The shimmer is just amazing.

If there was just one product I could buy from this new catalog, it would be Wink of Stella! That just takes your simple projects and makes it look like an amazing, wow project.  If you have never tried it, I would say this is a MUST have for your stamping arsenal.

Ok, well I’m off to see what else I can do with the goodies from this new catalog release. Be sure to browse through the catalog and see what wonderful goodies you find that you must have and feel free to leave a comment below to let me know your thoughts about today’s’ card and the new catalog offerings.

Happy Stamping!

Katrina
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