August 30, 2016

Faux Silk and Flourishing Phrases

Hello and Happy Tuesday! I am currently getting ready for my Faux Silk class tomorrow and wanted to share one of the cards we're doing with this technique. In addition to the list of items found below, I used an Elmer's Glue stick and some tissue paper as well as the retired Large Oval punch for the sentiment.
To get the silk effect, you need to crumple up the tissue paper then open it back up and smooth it onto the cardstock over the top of your stamped image..don't smooth it out too much though, you want some wrinkles and lines going through it. I then attached the panels, added some ribbon peaking out and punched out the sentiment. And it was that easy! I hope you enjoyed today's card. If you have any questions regarding the card or the Faux Silk technique, please don't hesitate to ask and feel free to leave me comments below on what your thoughts are regarding this card and the technique.
Happy Stamping,
Katrina

August 27, 2016

Falling for Thoughtful Branches!

Hey there and Happy Saturday! I'm excited that today is my Confetti Celebration class. We're going to have so much fun, but I wanted to take a minute to share with you a really cute card I made with the time limited Thoughtful Branches bundle. I just love the versatility of this set and so will you, however, time is running out on this one. After 8/31/16, this set goes away! (insert sad face) Wednesday is the last day to order this bundle and I really hate to see you miss out on this one. Here, I made the tree into a pumpkin for Fall! I literally just flipped it upside down and wham bam, it's a pumpkin! Isn't it just adorable?
The DSP happens to be retired, but everything else is current and available through my online store. Seriously though, this is one set you can use in every season and it will create gorgeous cards. Have fun with it and see what else you can come up with!
Happy Stamping,
Katrina

August 24, 2016

A Peak Into Christmas

Hello and Happy Wednesday! Today, I have an adorable peak into what's to come for Christmas in the up coming Holiday catalog as the count down to the go-live continues! I just love the versatility of this bundle! Notice how the reindeer is just a gingerbread man upside down! And this new dynamic embossing folder is the bomb! Notice how deeply embossed it is. It has a 3D look to it and I just love it.
So, what are your thoughts so far? Let me know in the comments below and until next time, have a great day!
Happy Stamping,
Katrina

August 23, 2016

A Little Sneak Peak into Halloween

Hello there! Ghosts, Gobblins and monsters oh my! Have you had an opportunity to see the new Holiday catalog that's going live on September 1st? Oh my gosh...the cuteness is just over-whelming I have to say. If you aren't already on my list and you would like a catalog, feel free to contact me because you are NOT going to want to miss this one!
Here is just one example of an adorable set:
I just love this scary guy! He's so stinking cute! And the best part, the punch used here has a coordinating Christmas stamp set too...and that one you can bundle with the punch for 10% off! So, be sure to stop by my online store on September 1st to see all the awesomeness and continue to watch here for more sneak peaks into the catalog as there is more to come!
Happy Stamping,
Katrina

August 16, 2016

Thoughtful Branches and the Great Pumpkin

Hello,
I bet you've been wondering what ever happened to me? I know, I have been among the missing. But not really. I did manage to keep up with my Facebook page, but the blog did take a back seat to all the going's on. So, what happened is, first of all, I had a workshop (expecting 20 peeps) and my largest class EVER of 15 peeps! All requiring planning and prep time. Secondly, my poor little munchkin, (my sweet little dog) had a small issue. To provide background, he developed a little cyst on his side about 2 years ago. We showed the vet who said not to worry about it, it wasn't bothering him and we shouldn't be concerned. Well, fast forward to Thursday 8/4, we noticed that it had gotten larger, appeared red and he didn't want mama to touch it. So, I planned to take him to the vet but then Friday morning, it looked a little better so we decided to watch it through the weekend and if necessary take him in on Monday.....well, Sunday, it was again large, mushy and red so definitely we were going to make a trip to the vet on Monday, in the meantime, I was going to hot pack it. Well, before I could get the hot pack on it, it popped on its own! (insert grimace!..YUK) Yes, I'm a nurse, so my nursing skills kicked in, and we soaked it, cleaned it, Peroxide it and soaked it some more. Needless to say, we didn't bother going to the vet and I spent the week warm packing it, and now, it's almost totally gone! And here I am, back to my regular routine!

Today, I want to share a card I made using the Thoughtful Branches stamp set bundle! I love the versatility of this set! I literally flipped the tree upside down and made it into a pumpkin! Isn't it adorable? I used Tangerine Tango ink on Tangerine Tango cardstock and for the stem I stamped it in Early Espresso and the leaves I did in Old Olive. I hope you like todays card and if you would like this bundle, be sure to visit my online store as this bundle won't be around long. It's only available until 8/31/16 or until supplies last, whichever comes first!

August 2, 2016

Two Stamp Sets and Some Designer Series Paper

Hello there! I'm so excited tonight! I placed my holiday catalog pre-order this morning and it shipped this evening! I so can't wait to play with my new toys! Every time the big brown truck arrives, it's like Christmas here...and trust me, the big brown truck makes many visits (insert grin) But in the meantime, I have plenty of toys to play with right here and today I want to share with you a card I put together using 2 different stamp sets and one of my favorite Designer Series Paper packs, Pop of Pink. This paper is so bright and cheery, you can't help but smile as soon as you see it. That's what inspired this card, because, what else makes you smile? Well balloons of course! So, I pulled out my Balloon Builders stamp set and the coordinating punch and here is the results:


It really is a POP of pink isn't it? It just says happy to me all the way. I hope you like it. Please leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts. In the meantime, have a great day and until next time, Happy Stamping!
Katrina

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