March 30, 2017

Sale-A-Bration 2017 Coming to a Close

Happy Thursday friends! I wanted to remind you that we are in the final hours of Sale-a-bration 2017! Can you believe it? I can't that's for sure. It kind of makes me sad in a way because I LOVE the product selection we had for free for every $50 spent. And I don't know about you, but I don't think I have EVER placed an order for less than $50! So, Sale-a-bration is my time to "stock up" and get bonuses just for buying what I need! It also makes me sad when I think of those of you who missed the opportunity to take advantage of all of this cool and awesome stuff! So, that's why I am here to remind you that it's almost over so you won't miss out on these great deals. But, although the end of Sale-A-Bration makes me sad, I also start getting excited. What am I getting excited about you ask? Well, I am getting excited that the new Annual catalog will be revealed to us demonstrators in April! Those demonstrators that are able to attend the On Stage event will get the first look on April 6 or 8th, depending on if your going to Amsterdam or attending a local event, and the rest of us will see it April 10th. Then, when we place our fist demo pre-order in May, they will include our copy of the catalog.And I LOVE getting the new catalog because there is always something, or should I say MANY new things to get excited about. Stampin' Up! has never disappointed so I always look forward to the new catalog.
This brings me to my next PSA- joining SU! Sale-A-Bration is the PERFECT time to join! Not only do you get to select the normal $125 in product for just $99 +tax and and FREE shipping, but you also get to select 2 additional FREE stamp sets of your choice! There is NO dollar limit on the stamp sets you can choose! And if that wasn't awesome enough, you also get access to all of the demonstrator training, ideas and information, access to an exclusive Demonstrator website/usergroup filled with ideas and a wealth of information. You will  also receive the quarterly Demonstrator Magazine filled with ideas, patterns, and business training. You will get access to the new up coming catalog on April 10th and you will be able to pre-order select items from said catalog in May! And, for joining my team, you will also get access to my Demo Facebook group, "Inky Fingers, Warm Hearts" where you will receive updates and training and other fun things to come. And the best part, there is NO obligation beyond taking advantage of grabbing the starter kit! There isn't any SU! police, calling you to tell you you need to sell or buy, so YOU get to decide how and even if you want a business, or just buy at a discount or just get the kit and call it a day. No matter what, you have $125 in amazing product and access to amazing resources for at least 3 months for $99. If you choose to not sell, or not buy to maintain demonstrator status, after the 3 months, you will lose your access to the demo resources, however, you will still have amazing product in your hands! Something to think about! And if you choose to take advantage of this opportunity, just click "join my team" in the bar up above. In the meantime, happy stamping!
Katrina


March 28, 2017

More from the Make-a-Medallion Stamp Set

Hello and Happy Tuesday everyone! I really hope you enjoyed last weeks blog hop. I know it wasn't as many of us in it this time as usual, however, many demonstrators are getting ready to head out to the Stampin' Up! event, On Stage. Unfortunately, I'm not able to go this time around...I'm hoping for next time though in November. We'll see, it's always a goal but life has a way of getting in the way some times. This time, it's the real job as the Clinical Informatics nurse, we are going live with our updated documentation system so I need to be here. But that's life, but I think that's why our numbers for the hop where lower because they're busy packing and getting everything caught up so they can be away for a few days. But, I will still be here and I have a great project for you using this awesome Sale-a-bration set, Make a Medallion. I am so LOVING this stamp set. This is one that will remain in my arsenal for years to come!
This time, I paired the soon to be retiring In-Color, Mint Macaron with Island Indigo. I love these colors together. I heat embossed the Thanks sentiment from the stamp set using White embossing powder and Versamark ink, trimmed it down and bannered the ends with my paper snips and popped it up on a dimensional. I fussy cut the Medallion out and layered it onto a Island Indigo circle cut with the 2nd to the larges Stitched Shapes circle die and adhered with dimensionals to the Crumb Cake Banner. The Mint Macaron layer is dry embossed with the Large Polka Dots embossing folder and layered onto a piece of Island Indigo and that is also popped up with dimensionals after wrapping it with Thick White Bakers Twine. 
This card was another fun one to make and encourage you to play with this stamp set and try different color combinations, the options are endless. 
Feel free to leave me a comment and let me know what color combinations you have tried, I would love to hear! Have a great day and happy stamping,
Katrina




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March 24, 2017

Avant Garden, One Last Temptation Remarkable Blog Hop

Welcome to the blog hop! I'm so glad you could join us! If this is your first stop, then you are in for a treat...just follow the links to lots of great ideas and wonderful demonstrator creations to tempt you one last time before Sale-a-Bration comes to an end. Today, I decided to share with you the Avant Garden Sale-a-Bration set. This set is so versatile and works wonderfully with the Cupcakes and Carousels DSP found in the Occasions catalog. 
I love how this turned out with the Early Espresso ink with the contrast of the Very Vanilla and Calypso Coral. The Very Vanilla ribbon, also from the Occasions catalog provided the finishing touch on this card. 
The DSP gives this card a vintage almost shabby chic look. As a matter of fact, the Very Vanilla ribbon could easily be changed out for a bit of lace from the Annual Catalog to really bring out the Shabby Chic feel but I'm really happy with how this one turned out. I hope you have enjoyed today's card. Be sure to follow the link to Janet's blog and leave comments along the way. We all truly love to hear your thoughts and I thank you so much for stopping by today. 
Happy Stamping!
Katrina

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March 21, 2017

Sweet Treats in a Bag!

Happy Tuesday! I hope you all enjoyed your St. Patrick's Day festivities. Today, I wanted to share a cute little treat bag I made using the Cool Treats stamp set and Tasty Treats DSP. The pattern I got from Ronda Wade and it is so quick and easy that I decided to make one. I just changed out the DSP and the stamp set and this is what I came up with.
This is such a quick and easy design and it's the perfect size for so many things. You could provide a small package of cookies in here, a couple bolts of ribbon as a gift or other crafty embellishments, and the list goes on.
I hope you enjoyed today's project. If you have any questions or any comments, I would love to here, so please leave them below. Have a great day and happy stamping,
Katrina



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March 16, 2017

When it Snows Make a Medallion!

Hi there! Well we survived the big Winter Storm Stella with our grand total coming in around 18", which isn't too bad considering some of our neighbors ended up with around 30". I'm assuming that was God's way of evening us all out since I still had about 2 feet of snow in my yard left from all of winter where as most of our neighbors had lost all of their snow. As much as a nuisance as it was, it did make for good crafting weather, and I decided to play with the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Make a Medallion. This is such a cute set! I really enjoyed playing with it and look forward to playing with it some more, with other color combinations. But for this one, I used Calypso Coral and Peekaboo Peach to create the medallion and I played with some watercoloring as well which was fun.
I began with a standard card base using Early Espresso and added a piece of the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP cut 2" x 4" to the bottom of the card base. I then cut a piece of watercolor paper (I started with an over-sized piece and cut it down once I finished watercoloring to a finished size of 3 1/4" x 4") To create the watercolor, I began by saturating the paper with water, then working lightest to darkest, I began dropping the color in and blending out. The colors used are Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral. I sped up the drying process by using my heat tool and added a second layer of color and again sped up the drying process. Because of warping, I applied a heavy layer of Snail adhesive and adhered the panel to the card base. I stamped the medallion using the Calypso Coral and Peekaboo Peach and the sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso. I cut the medallion out using the Layering Circles Framelits (I used the framelit measuring approximately 2 1/2" in diameter) and adhered it to the watercolor piece using Dimensionals. I then cut strips from Peekaboo Peach (3/4" x 3 3/4"); Calypso Coral (3/4" x 3 1/4"); and Daffodil Delight (1/2" x 2 1/2") and stamped "friend" with Early Espresso onto the Daffodil Delight strip and adhered them all down with Snail adhesive. Finally, I picked out 5 of the Peekaboo Peach sequins from the Sprinkles Embellishments and adhered them to the front of the card using Liquid Multipurpose Glue. 
And that completes our card for today. I hope you enjoyed this one. Do you have the Make a Medallion stamp set? If so, what color combinations have you tried? If not, there is still time to get one, all you need to do to get your own is spend $50 before shipping and tax and you can select the Make a Medallion set as your FREE sale-a-bration set! Remember, Sale-a-bration ends 3/31 and all Sale-a-bration items are "while supplies last" right now. Currently, the card Tins are gone but everything else is available, but be sure, it won't be for long.
Have a great day and happy stamping,
Katrina

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