Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sale-a-Bration Product of the Week


Sale-A-Bration is more than just our biggest sales event of the year, it’s also the perfect time to introduce you to some of our newest products! We thought there was no better way to do that than by showing you just a few of the possibilities you can make with these fantastic new products. So without further adieu, we want to introduce you to this week’s Sale-A-Bration product of the week—the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper.

This paper is so much more than meets the eye! The glossy designs look great alone or they will “resist” ink, making them really fun for techniques. Try it with spritzers, brayers, sponges and more. You’ll find that this paper can be used with any style, from bold and bright to elegant and subtle. Try a technique class with your friends where everyone can play with this paper and fall in love with it like we have! With unlimited crafty possibilities, this paper is simply a must-have for everyone’s paper stash.

Boxes - Mary Fish - Irresistibly Yours
We want to thank our talented artists, Brian King and Mary Fish. Show us what you have made with the the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper by using #sabproductoftheweek.

P.S. Brian is one of my friends from Atlanta...Hi, Brian!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015



Today I’m so excited to share a fun background technique with you! My desk is a graveyard of coffee and water cups. By happy accident I noticed a cup ring on a sheet of cardstock. I thought that it would be so cute to use this on a card background with our Perfect Blend Stamp Set!!
2015-01-05 perfect blend
This technique is simple and fun! The best part is that the look is intended to be messy . . . so you really can’t make a mistake.
You’ll need rubbing alcohol, a coffee cup, a paper plate, Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Ink Refill, an Aqua Painter, the Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad, and a Stamping Sponge. 
2015-01-05 supplies
I stamped a background image on my cardstock using Crumb Cake ink. In this sample I used the Dictionary Background Stamp. 
2015-01-05 frattin instructions
This technique really is the “perfect blend” for this card! Take a closer look.
2015-01-05 perfect blend CU (1)
2015-01-05 perfect blend CU (2)
2015-01-05 perfect blend CU (3)
After creating this card, I wanted to make a couple more samples using the same technique. I loved the look and had so much fun creating that I got carried away! Here are four more cards for you to see.
2015-01-05 greatest husband
2015-01-05 greatest husband CU
2015-01-05 best day ever
2015-01-05 best day ever CU
2015-01-05 good thoughts
2015-01-05 good thoughts CU
2015-01-05 butterfly
2015-01-05 butterfly CU
I hope I’ve inspired you to find the creative in everything . . . even that little coffee cup stain! Thank you for reading—and have a creative day!
Krista Frattin
2014–2015 Artisan Design Team

Monday, January 26, 2015

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Paper Players Challenge #229 - Jaydee's Sketch Challenge

Paper Players Challenge #229 - Jaydee's Sketch Challenge

A very simple sketch this week...almost too simple! Not really. I just wanted to make something pretty that was not too overdone for me. I am really into the clean and simple look. I used some of the new products from the latest Occasions mini and made my card as seen here. The DSP is called  Painted Blooms. The stamp set is called Butterfly Basics and the oh so beautiful butterfly is a new thinlet die called Butterflies and the stamp set and die can be bought as a bundle saving you 15% if you buy them together! My colors are Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist and the butterfly is So Saffron. Thanks for looking.

Sale-a-Bration Set of the Week...Part 3

Lotus Blossom, 3rd time is a charm...

lotus blossom 1

lotus blossom 2

lotus blossom 3

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Weekly Deals

Jan 20Weekly Deals


We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!
Stampin' Write

2013-2015 In Color Stampin' Write Markers Item # 131260
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$19.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.21 US/$14.96 CAN
In Color

2014-2016 In Color Stampin' Write Markers Item # 133654
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$19.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.21 US/$14.96 CAN

Stampin' Blendabilities™ Markers Skin Tone Assortment Item # 129370
Regular Price: $22.95 US/$31.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $17.21 US/$23.96 CAN

2014-2016 In Color Printed Clothespins Item # 133630
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.96 CAN

Basic Gray Baker'S Twine Item # 134587
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN

Bermuda Bay Baker'S Twine Item # 134575
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN

Crushed Curry Baker'S Twine Item # 134586
Regular Price: $2.95 US/$3.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.21 US/$2.96 CAN

Box Of Chocolates Kit - Digital Download Item # 133024
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN

CCMC338 - Color Challenge


It is time for a color challenge with Connie and Mary, well, actually I am very late with this challenge. I am not blogging daily as I cannot seem to get up here to play as much. I have had meetings nightly for the past 7 days. Finally had a little time to play and even so my hubby just came in from his meeting. So, I am rushing to get this posted. I used Kinda Eclectic for my design. It has been unseasonably warm and has me thinking spring!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

I Seriously Love You card

I Seriously Love You Card (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")

Because You Care Stamp Set
Pear Pizzazz Cardstock
Pool Party Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
Gold Metallic Encore Pad
Accessories & Tools
Birthday Bash Washi Sheets
White Jute Ribbon
Crushed Curry Baker's Twine
Stampin' Dimensionals
2-1/2" Circle Punch
Hearts Border Punch
Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
  1. Stamp the border image on the card with Pear Pizzazz ink. Restamp the image without re-inking; repeat as desired.
  2. Cut a 4-1/4" piece of White Jute Ribbon and cut the four attached threads from the ribbon. Cut the left edges diagonally as shown and adhere them to the card. Cut a length of Crushed Curry Baker's Twine and adhere it in loose circles to the card.
  3. Punch along the bottom of the 3-1/2" strip of Pool Party Cardstock with the Hearts Border Punch. Adhere the punched hearts to the front of the card. Trim the Pool Party Cardstock to 1/2" x 3-1/2" and attach it to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  4. Stamp "I seriously love you" with the Gold Metallic Encore Pad on Whisper White Cardstock. Use the 2-1/2" Circle Punch to punch out the greeting. Punch a heart from a Birthday Bash Washi Sheet with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, and adhere it to the circle on top of the Pool Party Cardstock and Crushed Curry Baker's Twine

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Happy Black Frame

Happy Black Frame

Hello Life Stamp Set
Whisper White Cardstock
White Vellum Cardstock
Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack
Gold Foil Sheets

VersaMark Pad

Accessories & Tools
Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder
Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker's Twine
Mini Metallic Clothespins
Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers
Big Shot
Balloon Framelits Dies
Hearts Collection Framelits Dies


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Hello Sunshine

Using pretty papers like this Birthday Bash DSP from the new mini Occasions catalog along with the fun and versatile Hello You thinlit dies you can make this great card too! Such vibrant and bold colors, who is thinking of winter now?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hooray It's Your Day


Hooray! It's Your Day stamp set is in the new mini Occasions catalog that is good until June 2nd. Now I ask you, who is not cheered by a fun balloon card! Add a few stars and stripes and Voila!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Birthday Card for Hubby

Well, it seems I do this every year and that is make my birthday card for my hubby way early. That is not a problem except I sometimes hide it so well that I don't know where it is when the time for it comes. This year we will be on a scuba vacation in Cozumel for his birthday so not only do I have to find it but I have to pack it too! So, I made a nautical card for him. I found a great tutorial here and pretty much cased it. Now to make custom envelope for it!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Creating Pretty Cards – Card Challenge #43!


Oooh, a fun and pretty sketch to play with this month. When you click here to go to the sketch it also links you to the tutorial to make this center opening card. Why not join the fun? 

I decided to play with Four Feathers again. I love that set and it carried over into the new Occasions mini catalog! More time to play! I used Washi tape for my background and then used those colors for the feathers and elements. Another quick and easy card. 

Friday, January 9, 2015

Thank You Box

Thank You Box

Because You Care Stamp Set
Pear Pizzazz Cardstock
Shimmery White Cardstock
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
VersaMark Pad
Accessories & Tools
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
Hello Honey 5/8" Quilted Cotton Ribbon
Calypso Coral Pompom Trim
Mini Metallic Clothespins
Gift Box Punch Board
  1. Use the Gift Box Punch Board to create a box with an 8" x 8" piece of Shimmery White Cardstock.
  2. Stamp the top box flap with the border image with Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink. Assemble the box.
  3. Stamp and emboss the flourish image and "Thank you" on a 1-3/4" x 2" piece of Pear Pizzazz Cardstock with VersaMark ink and White Stampin' Emboss Powder. Cut around the flourish at the top and cut a triangle from the bottom to make a banner.
  4. Wrap the Hello Honey 5/8" Quilted Cotton Ribbon around the box and tie it in a bow.
  5. Slip the Calypso Coral Pompom Trim inside the Hello Honey 5/8" Quilted Cotton Ribbon.
  6. Clip the "Thank you" tag to the Calypso Coral Pompom Trim with a Gold Metallic Clothespin.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Lotus Blossom

This Lotus Blossom set from the free stuff you can earn during Sale-a-Bration is so pretty. It is a 3 step/2-step stamping set. I love these because no coloring is needed. In fact, with this stamp you can 3 colors from one stamp pad. 1st time, stamp off 2 times, 2nd time stamp off once and the third time use it full strength. Oooh, so pretty.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


I am a sucker for a great masculine card and this one fits that need perfectly. I love the Wetlands set. Of course, I love being out of doors and in nature so...this one is perfect and I am dreaming of warmer days coming soon.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

From the Herd

You know how hard it can be to get a card for everyone to sign in an office. Well, sweat no more. Stampin' Up! has come out with the set called From the Herd. It is so cute and can be used in a variety of ways. For my first card from this set I am showing it as it is.

Hey, hey. The new Occasions catalog and Sale-a-Bration both start today! WooHoo! What a great way to spend some of that Christmas cash OR maybe get a few of the things that perhaps Santa missed! Click here for Occasions mini and here for the
Sale-a-Bration mini.