September 20, 2016

Simply Stated - Fall Edition

Hi there! Another beautiful Fall day here in CNY. Actually, more like summer, but I did get my Fall decorations for the inside out and put around. Next up, the outside. But I did find time to get a card made to share with you. I'm still in love with the Thoughtful Branches stamp set, and good news! It's still available. SU! has decided to make it available as long as supplies last, which won't be much longer, so, I recommend getting it ASAP if it is on your wish list.

This card was so simple to make yet so pretty. I love the Soft Suede along with the Old Olive and so simply lets the recipient know they're in your thoughts. I stamped the line of trees in the Soft Suede after stamping off onto scratch paper, then I stamped the single tree with full strength Soft Suede followed by the evergreen branches in Old Olive. I then stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede and wrapped the Linen Thread around twice and tied a bow. I then adhered that panel to the Old Olive panel and finally adhered all of it to the Whisper White cardbase I had cut 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4" 
I hope you enjoyed today's card and I invite you to please leave your thoughts below. Until next time, happy stamping,
 



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September 17, 2016

A Wash of Fall Color

Good Morning and Happy Saturday! Wow, Fall is definitely in the air here. There is a crispness that is unmistakably Fall and it makes me want to fire up the apple scented candles and change over to my Fall decorations and d├ęcor elements throughout the house...actually, I think I just may do that today!
Anyway, I want to share this cute Fall inspired card with you today. It uses the new Paisley's and Posies stamp set by Stampin' Up!. I love this set and it lends itself to the White Crayon Resist technique I talked about earlier...so of course, I did it and here are the results:
So, what do you think? I love this color combo for Fall. The Cajun Craze is so warm and inviting and I just love the warm green of Always Artichoke mixed with the warm yellow/orange of Curshed Curry and most of all, I love the sentiment as it reflects how I feel. I truly am thankful, grateful and blessed beyond measure especially for all of you who take time from your busy day to stop by to see what I am creating or doing. I appreciate each and everyone of you. So, thank you!
 
I do want to remind you, that if you live local, I would love to have you come stamp with me, Saturday, October 1st to celebrate World Card Making Day. We will have lots of fun. We're going to stamp 15 Christmas cards, 3 each of 5 designs and we will play a few rounds of Bingo with great prizes and there will be food and snacks and lots of fun.
https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=10300&dbwsdemoid=2124811
 
There is also a new selection of items on sale for 25% off so be sure to stop by my online store. Just use the shop now at the top of your screen.
 
I need to rush off and pull out those Fall decorations, so, I wish you all a very blessed day and Happy Stamping!
 
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September 15, 2016

World Card Making Day



Hey there! Well, I'm sure you have noticed, I'm doing a little updating to my blog. It's Fall and to me, Fall is time to clean things up and that includes my craft room and my blog space, so, what do you think? Let me know if you like the new look. I am actually debating on contacting a graphic designer to make me a custom banner, but I decided to start here. give me your feedback...


Anyhoo, can you believe it? A day just for us card makers? Yep, it's true! We get our very own day dedicated to us! And have I got a celebration for us! We are gonna celebrate like crazy! October 1st is World Card Making Day, and I am going to hold a Christmas Stamp a Stack in honor of such a glorious day! Yep, I want you to come stamp with me and create 15 Christmas cards, 3 each of 5 different designs to celebrate the day...and that's not all....we're going to have a few roaring games of BINGO!! Now, who doesn't love a good game of Bingo? There will be prizes of the stamping persuasion for Bingo winners. So, get your party pants on, your Bingo daubers ready and head on over to my place October 1st. We will be partying from 2pm until at least 7pm...but who knows...we could get a little wild and stamp all night!
Oh, and I also wanted to let you know, Stampin' Up! has added lots of great new stuff to the clearance rack! Don't wait as this stuff won't be around long! So, head on over and grab what you want while supplies last.
Happy Stamping,


 

September 13, 2016

White Crayon Resist and Fall

Hi there! What a difference in the air for the past few days! Saturday it was HOT, sticky and down right soupy. Sunday, Monday and today are just perfect! I love early Fall. I love the temperate temperatures, the sunny skies and the smells of Fall....and I love DD Pumpkin Spice Coffee when it makes it's appearance! Please don't tell me if you don't like Pumpkin Spice coffee....we couldn't be friends then! Not true, but Pumpkin Spice anything is Gods most perfect food!
Anyway, I wanted to share this card with you. I had so much fun making this one as I love the White Crayon Resist technique and I love the Fall colors in this particular card.
The list of supplies are below. This was really a simple card to make and I truly enjoyed making it. Please share your thoughts and let us know what your favorite part of Fall is in the comments below.
Thanks for stopping by and having a look. Happy Stamping,
Katrina
 
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September 8, 2016

BOGO


Hi there and Happy Thursday! I'm getting ready for a class tonight, but I wanted to remind you of a great BOGO taking place with Paper Pumpkin! When you sign up for a recurrent subscription, you will pay for your September kit and then get October FREE! That's 2 kits for the price of 1! If you have never tried Paper Pumpkin, this is a perfect time to do so. I can't rave enough about how much I love these kits. It's really like having Christmas in my mailbox each month. Not only is each kit a surprise each month, I receive a brand new color ink spot (convenient little ink cubes of color) an exclusive stamp set (you can not purchase these stamp sets any other way) and ALL of the material I need to create the projects whether it be cards or treat boxes or banners. It is a great way to do something creative when I am short on time or don't want to have to think too hard about what I want to do or make. All of the planning and designing are done for me. But, I still have plenty of supplies to venture out on my own to make even more great projects.
So, if you have been on the fence regarding Paper Pumpkin, now is the time to get off and join now to take advantage of this great offer!
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Happy Stamping,
Katrina

September 6, 2016

Under The Mistletoe

Hi there! I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend? I did. Unfortunately, hubby had to work Labor day so I spent the day with my Mom and Dad. My brother came over with his new puppy. OMG! she's just adorable! Her name is Mia and she's just a little princess! I just love her. I sure wish Tucker would accept being a big brother because I would get a sister for him in a heart beat but he likes being the baby...the ONLY baby!
Anyway, today I have a cute Christmas card to share with you. This went together a lot faster than it looks like it did, but I love the colors and the feel of this card.



Let me know your thoughts, I look forward to hearing from you. What would you like to see here? Let me know that as well. In the meantime, Happy Stamping!
Katrina


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September 3, 2016

Join Me!

Hey there! I wanted to let you know that SU! has some great products on sale right now, but it's for a very limited time. So, here is how it works, this week they have selected some great products that are on sale until the 7th, then from the 8-14th, there will be another group of great products that will be discounted and then the 15-21st they will discount another group of great things. So, here is this weeks great specials:
And, don't forget, the Holiday catalog is now live so you can purchase those must haves that you found when looking through. Now, I know you loved everything just as much as I did when you opened those pages, and I understand how difficult it must have been for you to have to wait until September to be able to purchase those faves, but I have GREAT NEWS! You don't have to wait! When the next catalog comes out, you can pre-order just like me! All you need to do is join my team! Really, that's it! And what a bargain to do so! It's $99 and you get to pick out $125 in merchandise (all of which is YOUR choice!), you get all of your business supplies, such as 8 catalogs, order forms, a bundle of invitations, recruiting packets and hostess envelopes as part of your package FREE! Then, sit back and enjoy the discount on all of your future orders. And, best of all, you can gather around with your friends and share what you learn and love! Some of the best friendships are formed around the stamping table. And, as part of my team, I will share with you all that I learn. You will have access to a private Facebook page, all of my tutorials and more. I hope you will join my team. Just go to the top of this page and follow the prompts from there. I look forward to working with you and helping you to build your stamping business.
Happy Stamping,
Katrina

September 1, 2016

A Haunted Mummy!

Hello and Happy Thursday! I am so excited to tell you that today, the new Holiday catalog is officially live! O.M.G! I am so in love with EVERYTHING in this catalog. Here is just one example of the awesomeness found in the pages of this catalog. Isn't he just adorable?
I love this set, and the best part....the punch used for the mummy, is part of a bundle for a Christmas set, Cookie-Cutter Christmas! I adore products that coordinate with more than just one set. Talk about stretching your supplies through the seasons! And the Christmas set, has a Teddy Bear that could easily be used year round...think BABY CARDS....1st Birthday, Baby shower, Welcome Baby...the list goes on and on! But anyhoo, I hope you like today's card and it inspires you to send someone you care about a little Halloween greeting. It's sure to make them smile!
Happy Stamping,
Katrina