June 25, 2017

We Love Our Hosts Blog Tour


Hi there and welcome to our June 2017 blog tour. Our theme today is, "We Love Our Hosts". And boy do we ever love these host sets! You may be just getting started on the hop here on my blog, Stampin' n Scrappin' From the Heart with me, Katrina Wolfe, or you may have made your way from a link in the previous blog in the list, either way, if at any time you get off track, the full list is below and will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the wonderful projects. Currently, you are visiting Katrina Wolfe.

Today, I chose to share with you my favorite host set, Tranquil Tulips. I did use the sentiment from my other favorite host set, Background Bits and of course I used new In-colors as I just can't get enough of these colors. They are just so yummy I can't stand it!
I love the watercolor look of this stamp set. I also played with the embossing paste in this card, which is also a fun medium to work with and it provides a lot of texture to your card without a lot of work. When I cut out my image using the Layering Circle Framelits, I first figured out where my circle would "end" and I trimmed out my stem and laid that over the top of the framelit and then ran the image through the Big Shot. It's a pretty cool technique. I then added the circle to my card front right over the embossing paste using Stampin' Dimensionals. 
Thanks for taking part in our blog tour, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss. Remember, you are currently on my blog - Katrina Wolfe, so check the blog tour line up below to see who is next up on the list.

Happy Stamping,
Katrina Wolfe

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June 15, 2017

Coffee Cafe Bundle

Hello and Happy Thursday! I hope you are getting to enjoy this beautiful day. By the time you get to read this, I will be at work well into my day full of back to back meetings, but hopefully all will be well at 3pm and I too will get to enjoy the day.
Today, I want to share a card with you I made using the brand new bundle (aka my most FAVORITE bundle of all time) Coffee Cafe.

 If you know me, you know coffee is my first choice for a beverage. I will choose coffee hands down  every time. I actually have to make myself choose water in order to meet my daily "needs" because I love coffee...and not decaf either..I want the real deal! And the sentiment, fully fits my philosophy of life; coffee does help! So, what's your favorite beverage?
I got to use the new Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the coffee cup lid; they worked perfectly! I LOVE these. They are perfect for attaching smaller pieces...no more cutting full size dimensionals in half or 1/4; which means no more sticky scissors! As a matter of fact, I love these so much that I want to share them, So, leave a comment below letting us know what your favorite beverage is, and I will randomly select someone to receive a sampling of these little sticky gems!
I hope you enjoyed today's card and I wish you all a wonderful day!
Happy Stamping,
Katrina

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June 13, 2017

Eastern Beauty's Golden Palace

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday! We're finally enjoying summer weather here in CNY; I hope you're having great weather too! Anyhoo, I have a really pretty card today, using the new Eastern Beauty stamp set. As a matter of fact, it is one that I will be featuring in my Eastern Palace Class later this month. I am really loving the versatility of this stamp set as well as the coordinating dies and embellishments. These gold vinyl stickers are just gorgeous. To be honest, I wasn't all that thrilled with the idea of stickers. I never really got into adding stickers to my projects; however, once I received them and began playing around with adding them to my cards, I was hooked! They add such a touch of elegance not to mention, they can create a quick card in no time, just like this one.
The only stamping that I did here is the sentiment. The rest of the card is made up of the gold vinyl stickers. I even placed some off the edge and trimmed the over-hang to look just like I stamped off the edge. The list of supplies I used for this card are below. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know your thoughts and if you have any questions regarding this card, please feel free to ask.

 I'm off to work now, and I wish you all a wonderful day.  Happy Stamping!
Katrina

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June 8, 2017

A Great Deal On Paper Pumpkin!

Happy Thursday! I just wanted to share one more time before time runs out, that Paper Pumpkin has a phenomenal deal going on right now....If you sign up for a recurring subscription by Saturday 6/10/17 you will get 25% off your first 3 months! Now, this is only for brand new subscribers, so if you are a past subscriber, unfortunately, you would not be eligible for this fantastic deal.

What is Paper Pumpkin?

Paper Pumpkin is a monthly crafting kit subscription. It arrives in your mailbox each month containing everything you need to complete the months project. Each month, you receive a brand new, exclusive photo-polymer stamp set (You can not purchase these stamp sets separately anywhere, they are exclusive to that months kit); one or two Stampin' Spot ink pads, this is a great way to grow your ink color collection because the colors will NOT repeat for at least 12 months! So that is easily 12-24 new colors per year to add to your color collection! You will receive all of the pre-cut to size cardstock necessary to complete 8-12 of the project designs along with all of the embellishments needed to decorate your projects. Projects are typically greeting cards, however, they love to throw in treat bags and boxes into the mix, one past kit consisted of materials to create adorable party banners! They also include any Stampin' Dimensionals and Glue Dots that would be necessary to complete your project. All you need to supply is a pair of scissors to cut Bakers Twine or Ribbon and basic adhesive of your choice. Your very first shipment will include a size D clear acrylic block that you will keep to use with all future kits.

Why Paper Pumpkin?

1. Every kit comes with an exclusive stamp set to use over and over!
2. We also send at least one Classic Stampin’ Spot with every kit. The colors don’t repeat in a 12-month period, so it’s easy to build a collection of colorful ink.
3. t’s an incredible value! In addition to a stamp set an ink spot(s), the kits are packed with supplies many to make awesome projects like cards, home décor, gift packaging, and more. For example, our card kits (6+ per year) always include 8 cards—at least!
4. It’s flexible! You can suspend (for a month) or cancel at anytime.
5. Since all the prep work is done, the projects take a shorter time to complete, making it the perfect on-the-go craft. Headed out of town? Grab a kit to create during some downtime. It’s all contained in one little box, so it’s easy to take anywhere!
6. It’s a surprise in your mailbox every month. Because who doesn’t love happy mail?
7. Every month, we share a video to quickly demonstrate how to assemble each kit so that you can pass it along to your subscribers. Just go to PumpkinHowTo.com to link over to our YouTube channel.
8. You can create the project as we intended, or if you’re feeling the urge to get a little creative, head on over to our Pinterest page. We link to our subscribers’ brilliant projects every month.
9. Every subscriber has exclusive access to our selection of past kits. So, when a kit runs out, you can buy more—either as a full kit or a refill (without stamp set and ink).
10. It's a great opportunity to learn and play with new techniques (recent kit included watercolor pencils and emboss resist paper!)


How to Subscribe?

Click Here!  - Be sure to use Promo Code: STARTHERE

June 6, 2017

Planner Love with Love Today Planner Kit

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday. Well it's a rainy one here in CNY but that just makes for a great crafty day, right? Anyway, today I want to share with you a brand new product from Stampin' Up!, the Love Today Planner Kit. I'm sure you're aware, but if not, planners have become all the rage these days. Not just for keeping track of appointments and where you need to be and when, and which kid has a sporting or musical event and where so on and so forth, but they have evolved into a memory keeping source as well along with being another opportunity to express your creativity. And isn't that what we're all about? Expressing our creativity? Well, I don't know about you, but I do use a planner to keep myself on task with the multiple meetings that I attend for my day job as well as keeping my stamp class schedules and workshop events along with crafting events that I am involved with. Without my planner, I would be wandering aimlessly and no one wants that!

The Planner


It's beautiful in Night of Navy with gold foil polka dots along with the beautiful gold corners. It really is just as beautiful as it is functional. It's ready for you to personalize and make all your own. Another great feature, on the monthly pages, the Month is pre-printed at the top however, the dates are left blank. This will allow you to begin using your planner whenever it's convenient for YOU!

If you want to start in September with the new school year, then that's when you begin so you would set up based on that and your July dates will be correct for 2018 not 2017 if it were printed. So, if you're a little OCD like me and HATE starting in the middle of a new planner, this is PERFECT!

What You Get:

You get everything you need to set up your planner. You receive 12 Month at a glance pages, all of the weekly planning pages, 2 pocket folders, 3 vinyl photo pockets (fill with photos, Memories and More pocket cards, or anything else you would like to see) you get 3 mini sticky note packs, planner stickers, as well as a sheet of gold foil stickers to decorate your planner pages, tabbed dividers for your planner along with an acrylic bookmark to make it easy to flip to the week you are working in, dashboards to use for anything you like, use it to set goals and track or make To Do lists etc. And to make it even sweeter, there is a refill available to keep this planner fresh for you going forward. And a great stamp set to compliment this planner is the Tabs for Everything stamp set, with "To Do", "Don't Forget" and several others. This is definitely next up on my "to order" list, how about yours?   If you would like any assistance in getting this planner into your hands, please feel free to contact me and I would love to help you. if you would like to take a closer look and/or purchase, click the links below. In the meantime, have a great day and until next time,
Happy Stamping,
Katrina


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