Monday, June 19, 2017

Watercolor Mason Jar - #GDP092


I just know you are going to be inspired to create this week when you see the challenge sketch from the Global Design Project, I know I was!

Steffi and I were on the Artisan Design Team together and I have always loved her work. She created this card for the challenge this week. I love, love, love this Jar of Love Stamp Set I could not wait to create!



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I filled my jar with watercolor!
First, I placed my stamp on a piece of watercolor paper, without mounting it to a clear block.

Next, I used a pencil and gently marked the outline of the stamp. This gave me a "boarder" for my water color.

I use my Heat Tool to dry the water/ ink. This pushes is around on the cardstock and creates some ridges in the watercolor finish - I love that look.

Watch this quick video for some water color tips:


Visit the Global Design Project for more beautiful projects inspired by this challenge. You are invited to share your creations with us! Learn more!

Have a creative day!

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Pieces & Patterns Blog Hop - The Crafty Carrot Co.


The new, and over the top adorable, Pick A Pattern Suite from Stampin' Up!© has got us over at the Crafty Carrot Collective going wild! Our July feature stamp set will be Pieces & Patterns ($25.00 CAD).


To give you a taste of this stamp set, we are blog hopping as a team today! If you purchase this stamp set with us in June you will be qualified to join our July weekly tutorial and reward program. 



We will also be using the new Embossing Paste and Decorative Masks in July. If you love how these look, be sure to add them to your order in June so you can play along.




How do you join the tutorial fun in July?
Canadian followers can shop with me in June and use this exclusive host code: 
 7QE42BXV


Of course you are going to want to click through the blog hop to see more cute creations!
Next up is my friend Susan Wong from New Zealand!

I hope you are having a creative week everyone!


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Monday, June 05, 2017

Celebrate Berry Burst - #GDP090


Happy Monday my friends! Last week I was excited about Lemon Lime Twist but today I am celebrating Berry Burst! 

The new 2017|18 Stampin' Up! catalogue became available on June 1st. Each year I can not wait to get my hands on the new colors! These are the hot new 2017-2019 Stampin' Up! In Colors:



My layout today is inspired by the Global Design Project Challenge Sketch #GDP090. 


The Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folders were carried over from our Spring | Summer catalogue. This was the first that I have played with them. The scale is fantastic, nice and large. The "your day" stamp paired perfectly and came from the You're So Sweet Stamp Set.

Confession - The Heart Punch that I used has since been retired! I missed that when I did my craft room clear out of retired product. As an alternative, you can use Sweet & Sassy Framelits.


I found some sewing thread in my collection that was a perfect match to the Berry Burst and Smoky Slate colors! Score!


Thank-you for visiting today. I hope you have a creative week everyone!


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Friday, June 02, 2017

The 2017|18 Catalogue is here!


It has arrived! The 2017 | 2018 Stampin' Up! catalogue has launched and it is full of beautiful new crafty goodness! To celebrate, I will be having a catalogue launch party in Edmonton on June 8th at 7:00pm.

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To register for this event email: kristafrattin@yahoo.com

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Out with the old, in with the new. Each year I host my annual BOGO retired product sale. Hundreds of retired products are marked down! 


BOGO (Buy one get one free) - For every dollar you spend on retired merchandise from my sale, you will earn an equal value shopping spree from the new 2017 | 2018 Annual Catalogue! 

Yes - that means that I am giving away all of my retired product FREE
when you purchase from the new catalgoue! 

Doors open at 7:00pm
321 Cutts Court NW, Edmonton



Stay connected with the Stampin' Dolce blog to see new upcoming projects featuring some of my new favorite stamps, colors and tools!

Have a creative weekend! 

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Classy Colors - #GDP089


Hello my friends! I am finally playing with some new Stampin' Up! stamps! The new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue will be available on June 1st, 2017. As a demonstrator, I had the opportunity to pre-order a number of things (one of the amazing perks of my job).

One of my fave new stamp sets is Lovely Friends. I am a sucker for "word" sets and a great font! The little frames make my heart sing!






I did not come up with this color combo on my own. It just happens to be the Global Design Project color challenge this week! If you love these colors, stamp along with us this week and share your project at the Global Design Project. Click here to learn more.
Thank-you for visiting. Have a creative day!

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Isn't that ironic - Fancy Friday Blog Hop


Don't judge a book by its cover. Never say never. Eating crow.

Welcome to the Fancy Friday May Blog Hop! Today we have been challenged to use a color combination featuring one of the five new Stampin' Up! In Colors.
When the new 2017-2019 Stampin' Up!© In Colors were released to demonstrators in April, my first reaction was less than favorable to the new "green" color. My followers will know that I usually do not craft with Bright Colors and this green isn't just bright - it is neon. It is safe to say that it was not love at first sight.


Murphy's Law - when I sat down to create for this Fancy Friday blog hop I was drawn, of course, to Lemon Lime Twist. Crow eaten.






The new Stampin' Up!© Catalogue will be available online June 1, 2017. It is bursting with new colors, paper, ribbon, accessories, tools and, of course, stamp sets! If you live in the Edmonton area, I have catalogues in stock now! Message me to arrange for your copy.


Next on the Fancy Friday Blog Hop is Shannon Lane from Crush on Colour. Shannon is a very colorful crafter, so if I was a betting woman, I would bet that she used Lemon Lime Twist today. Click over to Shannon to see what she has created.
The Fancy Friday Blog Hop comes to you the last Friday of each month. Come back and visit!

Have a creative day,

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