September 27, 2018

Become a Kreative Heart Stamper!

Hello and Happy Thursday! I know right, another week that's just whizzing by us! Last night was card class and I was so happy that one of my downline, Laurie got to join me for some stamping with along with my customers. We really had a great time! I just LOVE all my stampers, my team and my customers. 

Anyhoo, today I wanted to talk to  you a little bit again about the advantages of being a Kreative Heart Stamper. First of all, the starter kit is and always will be the BEST deal around. You get to choose $125 in product for just $99 with FREE shipping! You also get a Paper Pumpkin kit, 8 Annual catalogs to share with friends and neighbors, 8 Holiday catalogs to share and all of your business supplies like order forms and invitation post cards. You will also receive the latest edition of the Demo only quarterly magazine, Stampin' Success, chock full of crafting inspiration, business building tools and tid bits, and so much more. You also get access to the demonstrator website and Stampin' Connection, another demo only site as well as admittance to demo only Facebook groups! And save 20-25% on all future purchases! 

In addition to all of that, as a Kreative Heart Stamper, you will have ongoing support to assist you in meeting your goals whether your goal is to be a happy shopper, enjoying a 20-25% discount on all of your future crafty purchases or you want to build a profitable business, from me,  your upline. You will gain access to our demo only Facebook group and weekly newsletter/email. You will have access to all of my tutorials, team meetings to include fun class ideas and workshop projects to do with your own customers and team members (should you decide to build a team). Team meetings are accessible in person and online for those that can't make it due to schedules or distance.  

So, why don't you join me on this amazing journey? We'll make it together! 
Happy Stamping,

September 25, 2018

Stampin' Up! Tags and Tidings in the Spotlight

Wow, Fall seems to have come in with a bang here in Central New York. Today was a rather blustery damp rainy day. I'm so not ready for Summer to come to an end, but ready or not, here it comes. But I do also love the color changes of the leaves, Pumpkin everything along with warm cozy fuzzy sweaters etc. but, I just wish we had a few more weeks of Summer. Anyhoo, last weekend we held our first annual full day retreat and OH MY we had a FABULOUS time. We had lots of fun and LOTS of creating. I really wish you could have been there..maybe next year?

Well today, I want to share a fun card I did using the Tags and Tidings bundle from the Holiday catalog. This fun set actually creates 16 adorable tags with one stamp and one die! But, going "outside the box" I created a fun Christmas card with the stamp and die. Using the die, I was able to "spotlight" an area on the card front and it looked pretty cute.
To create this card, I started with a standard card base of Old Olive measuring 8.5" x 5.5" scored and folded at 4.25". I then cut a second layer of Old Olive measuring 4" x 5.25" and stamped the tag images in Old Olive ink. I attached this layer to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals. I then stamped the tag images onto Whisper White with Real Red ink and ran them through the Big Shot with the coordinating die. I then took the tag with the sentiment, "warm wishes" and threaded 1/8" Real Red ribbon through the  tag hole and tied a bow. I added it over the same Old Olive image using Dimensionals. This was a quick and simple card that was fun to create. I will be doing some more playing with this one as I'm sure there is more that can be done with it, so stay tuned!
In the meantime, Happy Stamping,

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September 20, 2018

Stampin' Up! Flourish Filigree

Good morning and Happy Thursday! I took today and tomorrow off from my full time job to focus on getting ready for the retreat Saturday. I am getting so excited that I just can't contain myself. I so can not wait to spoil my stampers! I will share pictures so stay tuned!
In the meantime, I have been raving all week about the Swirls and Curls embossing folder and wanted to share this awesome card I received in the Holiday Swap I participated in with several very talented demonstrators, using this awesome EF and the Flourish Filigree stamp set created by Marcia Gay.
She used Old Olive for a card base and layered it with Whisper White and ran the Real red through the Big Shot with the Swirls and Curls embossing folder. This stamp set also coordinates with the Pretty Label punch found in the Annual Catalog.
I hope you are enjoying these samples. I will have one more for you after the retreat, I just don't want to spoil any surprises, so just hold tight and I will have another awesome sample to share with you.
In the meantime,
Happy Stamping,

September 18, 2018

Stampin' Up! Dashing Deer and Buffalo Check

Good afternoon and Happy Tuesday! I'm getting so excited, this weekend coming is my first ever full day stamping retreat and I can not wait to spoil my stampers! It actually makes me giddy just thinking about it!
Anyway, today I want to share a fun card with you, using the Dashing Deer bundle and the awesome background stamp, Buffalo Check. But what I think really steals the show here is the Swirls & Curls embossing folder! It came as a surprise really just how amazing this embossing folder is when I got the card all put together.
To create this card, I used a Cherry Cobbler card base cut 8.5" x 5.5" scored and folded at 4.25; I then cut a second layer of Cherry Cobbler 5.25" x 4" and stamped the Buffalo Check image with Blackberry Bliss ink. Amazing right? The Blackberry Bliss actually looks Black against the Cherry Cobbler. I then cut a strip of Gold Glimmer paper .5" x 4" and adhered it to the left edge of the 4" x 4" Whisper White panel that I embossed with the Swirls & Curls embossing folder. I then attached them to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals. I cut the Reindeer from Gold Foil paper and added him to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals and added a double bow made from Linen Thread. I then stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White measuring 3/4" x 3" in Versamark ink and embossed it in Gold Embossing powder with my heat tool, flagged the left edge and added it to the bottom right of the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals

I hope you enjoyed today's card as much as I did. I have a great day and until next time,
Happy Stamping,

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September 13, 2018

Simply Stated Stampin' Up! Country Home

Happy Thursday! I'm so glad you could join me this morning because I want to show off a great card for you using the brand new Country Home stamp set from Stampin' Up! I just love this set and today, I wanted to focus on the simple beauty of this set that required the minimum of materials to create. Seriously, I used Crumb Cake cardstock, a scrap piece of Whisper White, 1 ink pad (Memento Tuxedo Black) and half of Pearlized Doily. Oh yeah, and the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Sometimes, less can be more. This simple card has an elegance about it and I love the way it turned out. The Crumb Cake card base is cut 85" x 5.5" and scored and folded at 4.25". The layered piece of Crumb Cake is cut 5.25" x 4" and went through the Big Shot using the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I wrapped the 3/16" Braided Linen Trim around twice and tied into a knot and frayed the ends slightly. I then adhered this entire panel to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals. I then stamped the image and sentiment onto a scrap piece of Whisper White measuring 3" x 3" using the Memento Tuxedo Black ink and added half of a Pearlized Doily to the bottom and adhered that to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Again, very minimal supplies and I have a beautiful card and I will be featuring this card in my card classes this month.

Happy Stamping,

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September 11, 2018

Pleasant Pheasants with Brusho Watercolor Crystals

Hello and Happy Tuesday! Well, today I have a card to share with you that I made with the brand new Pleasant Pheasants stamp set, which happens to be my product pick for this week, and I decided to pull out my Brusho Watercolor Crystals to see what I could come up with, and to put this card over the top, I decided to use alcohol mixed with the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint also found in the Holiday Catalog to activate the crystals, and here are the results!

To create this card, I started with a standard card base from Early Espresso, 8.5" x 5.5" scored and folded at 4.25". I also had a layer of Pumpkin Pie that measured 3.25" x 4.25" and a piece of Watercolor Paper that measured 3" x 4". I stamped my images in Stazon ink and then applied the crystals. I did the Yellow along the top, the Gamboge along the middle section and the Moss Green along the bottom. Using a Stampin' Spritzer, I added rubbing alcohol and about 2 large drops of the Champagne Mist Shimmer paint and spritzed the crystals. I did go back and add a few more crystals of each color and spritzed again and used a tissue to help move the color. The results, gorgeous! The photo doesn't do it any justice because I wasn't able to capture the sparkle, but it looked like diamond dust was added to the card front. It was Wink of Stella X 10 kind of sparkle. I then dried the piece using my heat tool and adhered it to the Pumpkin Pie panel with Snail adhesive. I did go a bit heavy on the Snail because the watercolor paper did warp a bit. I then wrapped some Linen Thread around the card base front twice and tied it into a bow. I then popped the image piece up on Stampin' Dimensionals to add it to the card front.  It really was a quick and easy card to make and I hope you give it a try too. Don't be afraid to use your Brusho Watercolor Crystals. They really are a lot of fun to use, every card will come out a little different, as the colors move differently each time, they also react a little different with alcohol compared to with water (with water they are much more reactive)

Well, I hope you enjoyed today's card, if you would like to watch me make this, be sure to stop by my FB business page where I did this card during a FB Live session.

In the meantime, Happy Stamping,

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