December 30, 2016

Out with the Old and In with the New Blog Hop


Hey there, thanks for stopping by, and if you're following the blog hop, you're in for a treat. We have lots of talented demonstrators showcasing some great stuff today, and I am sharing with you the Big on Birthdays stamp set with a masculine twist. I love to see how many ways I can stretch a stamp set and this one is more of a feminine design and I decided to see if I could make a masculine birthday card from it using the retiring Warmth and Cheer Designer Series paper stack. I love this paper and as a bonus, it happens to be on the Year End Closeout list so now is the time to stock up on it if you love it as much as I do.

Supplies:
Stamp Set: Big on Birthdays
Ink:Early Espresso
Paper: Early Espresso; Whisper White; Crumb Cake; Warmth and Cheer DSP Stack
Tools:Big Shot; Festive TIEF; Birthday Pop Up Thinlits Dies; Fast Fuse; Fine Tip glue

Directions: 

Start with a card base of Early Espresso, cut 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored and folded at 4 1/4". Cut a piece of Whisper White 5 1/4" x 4" and stamp the Happy Birthday at the very top with Early Espresso ink and with Fast Fuse, adhere this to the card base. Cut a piece of Crumb Cake 3 3/4" x 2 1/4" and run it through the Big Shot with the Festive TIEF and adhere this to the bottom portion of the card and cut the bow and ribbon from scrap Crumb Cake with the dies from the Birthday Pop Up Thinlits. Cut a piece of the DSP 2"x 2 3/4" and adhere that to the center of the embossed Crumb Cake piece and add the die cut ribbon and bow with the Fine Tip glue. 

I'm really happy with how this card turned out. I hope you like it too. Please leave a comment below as I look forward to hearing your thoughts and be sure to continue following the links through the Blog Hop. I appreciate you stopping by and everyone else will too. 


Happy Stamping, 
Katrina



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December 29, 2016

Exciting Happenings at SnS From the Heart

Hey there, can you believe 2016 is almost over? I can't, it seems to have flown by, but it looks like for many, not fast enough. I was looking on Facebook this morning and saw a "Tribute to all we have lost in 2016" and wow! So many famous names, with the latest being Carrie Fisher (aka Princess Leia) and now her mom, Debbie Reynolds. So sad for sure. But, on a happier note, with the end of 2016 comes the Year End Clearance sale! You still have a few days left to take advantage of the this great sale.

I also have some exciting things happening here at SnS From the Heart that I want to share with you. First of all, I am participating in a Blog Hope with 18 other very talented demonstrators tomorrow night, the hop goes live at 8pm EST. and all you will need to do is follow the link at the bottom of each post to take you to the next one in line. Talk about some GREAT, AWESOME ideas from the new Occasions catalog mixed in with some of our favorites that will be leaving us in a few days.
Second exciting happening, I am offering my first ever Class to Go by mail! Be watching for my newsletter in the next couple of days which will contain all of the details. And if you aren't already on my newsletter, be sure to sign up. It's easy, just add your information over to the right of the screen and you will be added. You will also receive a free tutorial just for signing up. In addition, along with news and announcements in my newsletters, I include free downloadable tutorials and goodies. So, don't miss out. But this Class to Go has me so excited. It includes the Stamp set Work of Art, 5 ink pads and all of the materials needed for creating 2 each of 4 different designs. It also includes the PDF written instructions for each card design (there will also be a bonus PDF for a 5th card design) and a video tutorial for each. You will get all of this for just $77 and this includes shipping everything to you. I have pre-selected the ink pads, however, if you already have any of the colors, substitutions are available, you will just need to let me know when you register for the class which colors you would like. If you already happen to have this awesome stamp set, I have an option for you as well, you can purchase just the PDF and video instructions for $30, that's a total of 5 PDF written instructions and 4 videos for $30. Again, watch your email over the next couple of days for all the details.
So, what do you think? Are you excited? I know I am and I hope to bring many more classes to you just like this one. Leave me a comment below and let me know your thoughts.
Happy Stamping,
Katrina

December 27, 2016

Making Merry Mermories

Happy Tuesday! I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas surrounded by those who mean most to you. Mine was near perfect except hubby had to work but I got to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas day with my parents who made sure I was very spoiled; but I did miss hubby. I also got to spend a few hours with my husbands family on Christmas Eve and watched the little great niece and nephews open their gifts. That was awesome, to watch their excited faces. That made Christmas right there.

Here’s Tucker sporting his holiday attire. Is he not the cutest? Can you tell just how happy he is in this photo? He sure knows how to make a mama laugh. This is what memories are made from, and I do plan to add this to my Project Life album. He too was very spoiled between mommy and daddy and Gamma and Gampa, he ended up with a boat load of new toys. I had to start a second toy box from him. But he sure does love his toys. I have never had a dog that loved toys as much as this little guy.

Speaking of Project Life, have you tried it yet? What a great way to document life events with ease! Just drop your photos into the pocket pages and added decorative cards, a little journaling to tell the story behind the photo and you're done! It couldn't be any easier. I don't know about you, but I just don't have the time in my schedule to do traditional scrapbooking, so this is an excellent alternative.

Well as you know, I hosted a little give away here for my birthday celebration last week, and I did a drawing for a winner, and that winner is Robin G! Congrats Robin, you will be receiving a pack of the Party Animal embellishments. I hope you love them as much as I do. I think they will make awesome card jewelry!

Have a great day and Happy Stamping,
Katrina

December 24, 2016

Love Notes

Merry Christmas eve everyone! Thanks for stopping by. I have another sneak peak into the new catalog for you using the brand new stamp set, Sealed with Love.

Supply List:
Stamps: Sealed with Love
Ink: Versamark; Real Red
Paper: Whisper White; Real Red; Sending Love DSP Stack; Glassine Sheets
Embellishments: White Embossing Powder; 3/8” Silver Glitter Ribbon
Tools: Heat Gun; Embossing Buddy; Tear n Tape; Fast Fuse; Love Notes Framelits; Big Shot

Directions:
For the card base, cut Whisper White 8 ½”x 5 ½” and score at 4 ¼”. Then cut a piece of the Sending Love DSP 4” x 5 ¼” and apply strips of Silver Glitter Ribbon to the DSP at a diagonal using Tear n Tape. Trim the edges flush with the DSP then adhere panel to the card base using Fast Fuse. Next, cut a piece of Real Red cardstock 2 ¼” x 3” and a piece of Whisper White 2” x 2 ¾” and stamp the border from the Sealed with Love stamp set using Real Red ink on both the top and bottom of the paper. Adhere this to the Real Red piece and using Dimensionals, adhere this over the silver Glitter Ribbon. Prep a scrap piece of Real Red cardstock with the Embossing Buddy and stamp the sentiment “Love Note” from the stamp set using Versamark ink and coat with White embossing powder and heat until melted. Cut out using the coordinating framelit and Big Shot. Cut out the envelope shape framelit from the Glassine sheet and fold on score lines to form the envelope and place the “Love Notes” into the envelope and adhere in between the stamped border.


I hope you enjoyed this card. Let me know your thoughts in the comment below. I wish you all a Merry and blessed Christmas.
Happy Stamping,
Katrina


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December 22, 2016

Balloon Adventures

Hey guys! Thanks for stopping by. Today, I am using the brand new set, Balloon Adventures which is part of an entire suite of product. Awesome product at that...just too cute for words really. I decided to use this set because today just so happens to be my birthday. And to celebrate with you, I am hosting a little give away here on my blog. All you have to do to gain entry into the drawing is leave a comment below! Easy huh? I am giving away a set of the brand new Party Animal Embellishments! I added them to the product links below. They are part of the Balloon Adventure Suite and they are just so cute. I heard another demo refer to them as card jewelry and that is so true, that is exactly what they are. I just love them!
Measurements Pacific Point cut 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored and folded at 4 1/4" and 2 1/4"x 3 1/4"
Whisper White cut 5 1/4" x 4" and 2" x 3" and scrap for the sentiment
Party Animal DSP cut 3 3/4" x 2"

Directions: Begin by adhering the DSP to the bottom of the larger Whisper White panel using Fast Fuse. Then wrap the Taffeta ribbon around this piece and tie a bow to the left. Then adhere the entire panel down to the Pacific Point card base. Using the Balloon Bouquet punch, punch an Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry and Pacific Point balloon. Add "shine" with the White chalk marker. Next, stamp the strings onto the smaller Whisper White piece and adhere the balloons, I adhered the Emerald Envy and the Crushed Curry balloons down flat with Fast Fuse and added a Stampin' Dimensional to the Pacific Point balloon. I then stamped the sentiment onto a piece of scrap Whisper White with Pacific Point ink and punched it out using the Duet Banner punch. and popped it up on a couple of  Dimensionals. I adhered this piece to the smaller Pacific Point piece using Fast Fuse then using Stampin' Dimensionals I added that to the center of the card base. 
Quick and easy. I hope you enjoyed today's card. And don't forget, to get an entry into the drawing for the card jewelry, leave a comment below and let me know what you think. Again, thanks so much for stopping by to hang out with me.I truly appreciate you.
Happy Stamping,
Katrina


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