March 31, 2016

All Good Things Must Come to an End


Hi there! I do hope you are getting an opportunity to enjoy this beautiful Spring like weather we are having? Winter is going to make a come back this weekend…yuk! But, it will be short lived and Spring will be back to stay hopefully.

Anyway, I wanted to remind you that today is the FINAL day of Sale-a-Bration 2016! It won’t be back for another year, so, if you want to earn that cool stamp set you saw and haven’t done so yet, now is your last chance. Remember, for Sale-a-Bration, for every $50 you spend before shipping and tax, you get to choose an awesome FREE Sale-a-Bration item. I love Sale-a-Bration, I love the FREE items you can earn and it’s a great time to join Stampin’ Up!® too! During Sale-a-Bration, if you sign up to be a demonstrator, in addition to all the normal perks, you get to choose an additional $30 in product FREE for your starter kit! This is by far the BEST deal imaginable. You choose a total of $155 in product and pay only $99; and on top of all that, you get free shipping! If you find that to be intriguing, visit the Business Opportunity page to learn more. I would absolutely love to have you join my team.

Another great Sale-a-Bration sale going away after today, is the Paper Pumpkin pre-paid subscription sale! Yes, insert sad face here. Right now, you can get a 3 month subscription to Paper Pumpkin for only $55 AND you can select a FREE Sale-a-Bration item! Now, doesn’t that make you smile? And, by subscribing now, you meet the April 10th deadline for subscribing and will receive the April kit which will contain the EXTRA exclusive stamp set being included to celebrate 1 million kits being mailed as of the March mailing! Paper Pumpkin is only 3 years old! What an amazing accomplishment! And think about this..1 million people LOVE Paper Pumpkin! How can 1 million people be wrong? Of course, what’s not to love? You get an all inclusive craftiness package in the mail. It contains a great project, whether it be cards or a d├ęcor piece, an exclusive stamp set(you can only get it in the designated kit) an ink spot (mini ink cube) detailed instructions and all of the materials you need to make the project and enough materials for you to allow your imagination to go a little crazy too. And, if you try it out for a 3 month pre-paid subscription and find that you love it (and I know you will) you can then change your subscription to a monthly subscription for $19.95/month and keep the happiness coming. And, if you need to hold off on getting your subscription, you can put your membership on hold if need be, you can also cancel at anytime should life circumstances necessitate. So, really, you have nothing to lose.  If this has you interested, just visit myPaper Pumpkin page to learn more.

If you have any questions or I can be of any help to you, please feel free to reach out to me at any time. Leave any comments or questions below and I will get back to you.

Have a great day and Happy Stamping!

Katrina

March 28, 2016

A Quick and Easy Baby Shower Card

Hi there! We are heading into that season of needing baby shower and bridal shower card ideas, so today I decided to share an adorable baby shower card that can be whipped up in no time at all. I did mine in blue for a boy, but of course you can easily change out colors to suit your needs.

I began with a 1/2 sheet of Pool Party cardstock cut at 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored and folded at 4 1/2". I then took a piece of DSP from the Sweet Li'l Things collection cut 5 1/4" x4" and wrapped a 6" piece of 1/4" Cotton Pool Party ribbon around the center running length wise and adhered each end of rhe ribbon to the back of the DSP. I adhered that to the card base using SnailTM  adhesive. Then, using the 5th Circle Framelits counting from the center out, I cut a circle from Very Vanilla cardstock and adhered that to the center of the card using Dimensionals. I took a 2" piece of the ribbon and tied a knot around the 6" piece, creating a faux bow and trimmed the ends to make it nice and neat. I then stamped the onesie from the Made with Love stamp set using Memento Tuxedo black ink and the "made with love" sentiment from the same stamp set and colored the words with the Pool Party Stampin Write marker and the heart with the Real Red Stampin Write marker. I then ran that through the Big Shot with the coordinating Baby's First Framelits and added the onesie to the circle with Dimensionals.. To finish the look, I cut another piece of the DSP with the envelope liner Framelits and added it to a medium size Very Vanilla envelope.


March 26, 2016

A Very Special Birthday Card

Happy Easter! What are your Easter plans? I'm making dinner for hubby and I since this is his first Easter off in 11 years. As a nurse, I have always worked Easter, then once I entered the world of management and was able to have weekends and holidays off, hubby entered the world of Corrections, working weekends and holidays. Oh well, it just makes us appreciate the ones we do get to spend together.
Anyhoo, today, I want to share a very special birthday card created by a friend of mine, Nancy Woeltje, for her mom; and she agreed to allow me to share it with all of you. She used the Number of Years stamp set from the Spring Occasions catalog.




I love how she incorporated the photos into the card. Talk about a personal touch! I can only imagine the sheer joy her mom felt when she received this beautiful card showcasing special moments throughout her life. And what a great way to showcase this awesome stamp set!
Thanks so much for stopping by and having a look. Please feel free to leave a comment below and let Nancy know how terrific this special card really is. In the meantime I want to wish you all a very blessed Easter and I will see you back here on Tuesday!
Happy Stamping,
Katrina

March 24, 2016

A Quick and Easy Easter Card


Hello! Wow, time sure is flying! Easter is just around the corner already! Where does all that time go anyway? Well, today, I have a cute Easter Card to share with you using the adorable Sale-a-Bration set, Honeycomb Hello. I just love this little chick! I think it’s just adorable and such a diverse set! You can use it for a cute “just saying hello” card, a baby card or an Easter card, it’s fitting for birthday cards or any celebration for that matter! It’s one of those sets; you will reach for again and again. Unfortunately, after 3/31/16, it will be gone forever. To get one for yourself, all you need to do is place an order for $50 before shipping and tax and you can select this very set as your free Sale-a-Bration item.

Honeycomb Hello Stamp set
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp set
Blushing Bride CS 8½” x 5½”
Love Blossoms DSP 3¾” x 5”
Wisteria Wonder CS 4”x 5¼” and 3¼” x 4½””
Whisper White CS 3” x 4¼”
Large Oval Punch
Word Window Punch
Basic Black Archival Ink pad
Daffodil Delight Ink pad
Tangerine Tango Ink pad
Blender Pens


Begin by stamping your image onto the Whisper White cardstock with the Basic Black Archival ink and color it in using the blender pens and ink. Layer the Whisper White piece onto the smaller Wisteria Wonder, punch the oval from the larger piece of Wisteria Wonder, then adhere the DSP to that and layer that onto the card base. Then add the stamped image to the card base layers at an angle using Dimensionals.  Stamp Happy Easter from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set onto scrap Whisper White cs and punch it out using the Word Window punch and adhere it to the Lrg oval punched Wisteria Window and attach with Dimensionals; and there you have it! A quick and easy Easter card.
Happy Stamping,
Katrina

March 22, 2016

Easter Floral


Hello! Before we jump into today’s project, I would like to take a minute to congratulate my team member, Sherry S, on her promotion to Bronze Elite! She accomplished this in record time! 3 months to be exact! That’s truly amazing and I am very proud of her!

Today, I am sharing a card from my Easter card class that I held Saturday..we had so much fun! I really enjoyed myself with these ladies! Anyway, here is one of the 3 designs we made with the instructions.
 


Begin by adhering the Wisteria Wonder cardstock to the Elegant Eggplant card base. Then stamp the Easter wishes from the Suite Sayings stamp set onto the lower right hand corner of the Whisper White layer using Elegant Eggplant ink and layer it with the others. Punch 2 leave sets from the Garden Green cardstock using the Bird Builder punch and set aside. Stamp 3 flowers, 1 in each color, Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder and Daffodil Delight. Punch them out using the Pansy Punch. Adhere the Wisteria Wonder flower first using Snail adhesive, then place the Daffodil Delight flower using a single Stampin’ Dimensional. Finally, place the Elegant Eggplant using 2 Stampin’ Dimensionals stacked on top of one another for greater lift. Maneuver leaves under flowers, you will most likely need to trim the stems in order to hide them and adhere them down with an adhesive of your choice. (Snail will work, however, I used liquid glue)

  If you like this one and would like the instructions for all 3 designs, I am offering them in PDF format for $12 and if you would like the pre-cut material for them as well, I can ship the instructions and materials to you for $25. Just contact me above with your contact information and we will get them right out to you.
I hope you enjoyed today's card and would appreciate it if you left me a comment on your thoughts. Thanks so much for stopping by, I truly appreciate it.
Happy Stamping,
Katrina

March 19, 2016

A Fast and Easy Thank You


Here is a card that I made that turned out to be a pleasant surprise for me. It happens to be a card that I did for the sketch challenge that is going on over on my Facebook page. (If you haven’t stopped by to check it out, you really should, we are having lots of fun over there) Anyway, after I had posted the sketch, and I sat down to look at it, I completely went blank! Literally, I had NO idea on what I was going to make to fit this sketch. So, I started by grabbing some scrap DSP I had lying on my desk and from that point forward my card was born. It falls into the category of quick and simple and who doesn’t love a card that’s quick and simple, right? So, here it is:
 

Supplies needed:

Birthday Bouquet DSP 4 5/8” x 2½” and 5½” x 1¼”
Whisper White Cardstock 8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼” and scrap large enough to punch a 2½” circle  
Mint Macaron Cardstock 5½” x 3/8”
Mint Macaron Ink pad
3 pink buttons from the Subtles Buttons collection
2 ½” Circle punch
Hostess Stamp set: A Whole Lot of Lovely
Snail adhesive
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots
Rhinestones

 

Begin by adhering the DSP cut at 4 5/8” x 2” to the upper portion of the card base using Snail adhesive, then add the Mint Macaron strip followed by the remaining DSP (I used the same “piece” of DSP and just flipped it to use the other pattern) I then stamped the Thank You from the stamp set using Mint Macaron ink onto the scrap Whisper White cardstock and punched it out using the 2½” circle punch and popped it up on Dimensionals and added it to the card. I then secured the 3 pink buttons using Glue dots. And that completed this card. Fast, easy and really packs a punch!

 
What do you think? Please leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts. And thank you so much for stopping by to take a look around.

 
Happy Stamping,

Katrina

 
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