June 30, 2016

Throwback Thursday - Too Cute for Words!


Hi there! Happy Thursday! I hope you’re all enjoying your summer so far. I’m just keeping busy, busy, busy! Today, I want to share with you a little of a “Throwback Thursday” project. It’s a mix of new and retired product, but so cute! You see, I was asked to create a cute invitation for my God-daughters up coming baby shower. I know right, how could I possibly be old enough to have a God-daughter that’s old enough to have a baby? To answer that, I’m not sure, but apparently time flew by while I wasn’t looking and my God baby grew up and is almost 22 years old! Anyhoo, here it is:

 






















Supplies:

                Stamps: Sweet Li’l One – Retired

                                Something For Baby

                                Date Time Place – Retired

                Ink:         Blushing Bride

                                Basic Black Archival

                Tools:    Big Shot

                                Baby’s First Framelits

                                Fast Fuse Adhesive

                Accessories: Doilies

                                         Medium Whisper White Envelopes

 

I hope you enjoyed seeing a mix of current and retired product come together to create an adorable invitation for someone very special to me. If you have any questions regarding this project, please feel free to reach out to me in the comments below. I look forward to hearing your thoughts!

Happy Stamping,

Katrina

June 28, 2016

A Simple Note

Hello there! I hope you're all doing well! I have to say, I had an extremely productive weekend in my craft room! Hubby headed off to Canada on a fishing trip which left me to my own devices! Well, of course that meant crafty time for me! Which leads me to today's share! This happens to be another of my absolute favorite bundles in the new catalog. It's called Flourishing Phrases and it is absolutely beautiful and it's quite versatile having many sentiments to choose from in addition to the floral and leaf patterns and the bold flourish. I just love love love it! Did I mention that I love it? Seriously, this is a set to add to your must have collection.
Well here it is, this design was strongly influenced by Ronda Wade #creativeconventiononline
 

 
Supplies:
Cardstock: Basic Black
                  Whisper White
                  Flirty Flamingo 
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo 
        Basic Black Archival
Tools/ Stamps: Flourishing Phrases Bundle
           Big Shot
           Blender Pens
           Thick White Bakers Twine
         2016-2018 Enamel Shapes
         Fast Fuse
         Glue Dots

So, what is your favorite bundle in the new catalog? Let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear!
Happy Stamping,
Katrina

June 25, 2016

A Little Thank You with a Lot of Glitz

Hi there! I couldn't wait to share this card with you! It is just so glitzy! It packs a punch with all that glitter!

I started with a card base of Whisper White cut 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4". I then stamped the Whisper White piece (5 1/5" x 4") with the flower image from the Hostess set, Gift of Love. I then masked the image using liquid Frisket (you can find this in any craft store) and then stamped the Watercolor Wash stamp in So Saffron ink over the masked flower. Then, I removed the mask by rubbing my finger over it and it peeled right off. I then stamped the inner floral image (two-step stamp) in Watermelon Wonder and the leaves in Emerald Envy. I then wiped the panel with my embossing buddy and stamped the "thank you" sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in gold embossing powder. I then took some liquid glue and added it to a small cup and diluted it with water so that it would be easy to spatter with my paint brush. I then spattered my card front with the water/glue mixture and poured gold glitter over the entire image and flicked off the excess. I stuck nicely to the glue splatters and created a really pretty glitz to the card. I then adhered the entire panel to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals. And that's it. A beautiful card to say "thank you" from the bottom of my heart.
Have a great day and Happy Stamping!
Katrina
 

June 23, 2016

Painter's Pallet: A Work of Art

Hello there! Thanks for stopping by to have a look around. Today, I have another very quick and simple card to share with you. I began with a card base of Basic Black cut 4 1/4" x 11 scored at 5 1/2". I then cut a piece of designer paper from the Playful Pallet DSP stack (black and white polka dot) 4" x 3 1/4" and a second piece from the same stack (black and white hash) 4" x 2" and adhered them to the card base. I then took a piece of Whisper White and stamped the painter's easel image in Sweet Sugarplum and the sentiment in the same color in the center of the easel. I then cut the image out using the coordinating Layering Square Framelit (measures approximately 3" square) and adhered that over the card base where the 2 designer papers meet. That's it! Done, and it's really cute!

What do you think? Leave me a comment below and let me know. And remember, you can order any of the products you see here by visiting my on-line store or by clicking the links in the product description below. But be sure to try this card out, it's a winner!
Happy Stamping,
Katrina

June 21, 2016

A Simple Way to Let Them Know You Care!


Hi there! I hope you’re week has had a great start. Today, I want to share a super simple card with you that packs a lot of adorable punch. What makes this card so simple is that it uses 1 stamp set, hostess set, Time of Year, 1 piece of cardstock cut 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼” (Whisper White) and 3 ink pads, Memento Tuxedo Black, Flirty Flamingo and So Saffron. A few rhinestones later and you have a pop of WOW!
 

I began by stamping the “Thinking of you” slightly off center toward the left of the card followed by the “always” banner in Flirty Flamingo. I then added the flowers from the stamp set in So Saffron and Flirty Flamingo. As a final touch, I added a rhinestone to the center of the flowers. And that was it. Fast, simple and oh so pretty.

What do you think? Leave a comment below and let me know. You can obtain all of the supplies here by visiting my on-line store. The Hostess set, Time of Year, can only be obtained by hosting a qualifying party or placing an order of at least $150 to earn Hostess benefits.  If you have any questions or are interested in hosting a party either in person or virtually via Facebook, please let me know. I would love to help you earn this great stamp set.

Happy Stamping,
Katrina

June 18, 2016

Show some Love


Hello again and Happy Saturday! Here is another absolute favorite of mine from the new catalog, the Sunshine Sayings bundle. The possibilities are endless for this set, but here is just one idea:
 

The card base is Basic Black cut 5” x 10” and scored at 5” to create a 5” x 5” card. The Whisper White layer is 4 ¾” x 4 ¾”. I stamped the “scribble” flower from the stamp set using Versamark ® ink and heat embossed with Whisper White embossing powder a total of 5 times.  I then colored each flower  with my Aqua-painter alternating with Flirty Flamingo ink and So Saffron ink. I then die cut the word Love from Basic Black cardstock for a total of 3 using the coordinating Thinlits and adhered them together to give the word dimension and adhered the entire piece to the card front and then adhered that down to the card base. As a final touch, I “painted” the Love piece with clear Wink of Stella™. And that my friends, completes our card for today.

I truly hope you enjoyed today’s card. I welcome any and all feedback so please feel free to leave me a comment below and wish you all a wonderful weekend.

Happy Stamping,

Katrina
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