Friday, May 31, 2013

Welcome the new Stampin' Up! Catalogue!

It is here!!! I am bursting with excitement about our latest Catalogue. Each and every year I fall head over heals in love with the new book and product, and this year is no exception. *sigh* I am a happy girl! I often think how can it get better ??? ... and it always does. I guess I am in the right business! 

Take a look for yourself at our on-line flip book and let me know what you think!!!!

Even better is that we have launched a promotion today! You have to love a SALE!! Get 25% off select greeting stamp sets!

Do not forget that for the first time ever, you can still shop from all three of our Catalogues! Click to view the online flip books ...

2012-13 Idea Book Sales period ends 11:50pm JUNE 3!!!
Summer Catalogue Sales period ends 11:50pm MAY 31!!!

Click here to see the Retired List. Only available until JUNE 3rd at 11:50pm!!

Did you know that a $200 product order gets you $35 free hostess dollars! You can act as your own hostess when you are on-line shopping! Or share with a friend, combine your orders and get the free rewards! I am always happy to answer any questions you have. Please do not hesitate to contact me!

Don't have a $200 order? 
Shop on-line this weekend and 
use hostess code CMW49UXH to earn a  
FREE card kit! 
 I will have all the product prepared for you to create this card:

Enjoy all the product and Happy Shopping!!!  Thank-you for visiting my blog! Have a creative day!

Krista Frattin

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Get a the new Catalogue!!

Today is like Stampin' Christmas Eve! I am so excited I can hardly contain myself! Tomorrow the 2013-2014 Idea Book & Catalogue will launch at noon! And I will say that is is to-die-for!!!

I have my Garage Sale and Catalogue Launch events next week on Tuesday and Wednesday. But I know many of you can not wait that long to get your hands on the new book. Sooo .... 

You do not need to register, just drop by and grab your new book!

We are doing something different with the catalogue transition this year. Here are the important details:

If you have any questions at all please drop me a note! I am always happy to help!

Thank-you for visiting my blog! Have a creative day!

Krista Frattin

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Final week of our Spring/ Summer Cat

Sales for our Spring/ Summer Catalgoue will end May 31st, 2013. 

Some of products showcased in this publication will carry over to our new Idea Book & Catalogue. A select few, however, will be leaving us.

Here is a peek a few of my favorites we have to say good-bye to:

5/8" flower trim  126896  $9.50 / 2 yards

Want more information on what is leaving us? I would be more than happy to help you and answer any questions that you may have.

Thank-you for visiting my blog. Have a creative day!

Krista Frattin

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Free MDS download ... yes please!

It is Tuesday and this weeks MDS downloads are here! Including one free download! Take a peek at these newbies!

Anchors Away June Kit 134683
Price: $10.95

All About My Dad Photobook Template (8" X 8")   134693
Price: $16.50

Anchors Away June Wallpaper 134684
Price: FREE!!!!

Convention 2013 Photobook Template (8" X 8") 134758
Price: $19.50

This Makes Me Happy Pocket Cards 134699
Price: $7.95

I just realized that our MDS sale ends on June 15th ... not at the end of the month! I am so excited about this!!! Now I have an extra two weeks to get my projects done! 

Save 25% of digital downloads and print services!

Are you creating away on your MDS projects to cash in on the savings? Are you as frantic as I am ??

Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a creative day!

Krista Frattin
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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Stamp Clubs made for you

Stamp clubs have been a large part of my business for over six years. Each year they grow and evolve. I currently have five clubs running each month. I am very flexible and always want my customers to go home happy after a great crafting experience. Over the years my customers have been wonderful and giving me feed back! I love it, it has made my business the success that it is today.

For a while now my clubs have been combo clubs. This means during the year we alternate months between cards and scrapbook pages. At the end of the year each member has created 12 cards and twelve 12x12 scrapbook pages. Each month we learn exciting techniques and use new products and tools.

I have heard from some customers that their scrapbook pages remain naked and un-used in their crafting collection. More importantly I have heard that they would prefer to create cards all year long. So I did some thinking and I have come up with a solution that I am sure will make everyone happy. Here is the skinny ...

* Six months of the year we will create two cards (as we always have).
* The other six months of the year there will be a scrapbook option. Customers that want to scrapbook can create two 12x12 scrapbook pages. (again, as we always have). Here is a look at what we did in May:


The option?? ... Starting in June, during the scrapbooking months, you have the option to skip the scrapbook and create two cards. You will use the same products and learn the same techniques but will create 2 cards rather than the scrapbook layouts. 

This month I threw a card together to give you an idea:

The only catch is that I request that each club member lets me know what they would like to create during the year. Your choice is:
     Card Option ~ full year cards only
     Combo Option ~ 6 months cards, 6 months scrapbooking

This way I can order adequate product for the classes. 

So what do you think? I truly want everyone to have a positive experience and enjoy Stampin' with me!

Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a creative day!

Krista Frattin

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Give a little card bundle

I grew up in a family of volunteers. My mom volunteered in our community, our schools and our extra curricular activities endlessly. Being a mom myself I honestly do not know how she did it. She is one amazing woman.

A few times a year I get asked to put together some Stampin' Up! donations for fundraising efforts in our community. I am always happy to help.

This week I prepared a package for a local baseball tournament raffle. The tournament is the weekend of May 31st, 2013 and they are looking to raise $20,000.00 for The Canadian Cancer Society. I bundled some hand made Stampin' Up! cards & envelopes in this super adorable package.

I swap cards with my stamp clubs and at Stampin' Up! events that I attend. This girl has a load of beautiful cards just waiting for someone to love. I placed the cards and Whisper White envelopes (107301) inside our Medium Clear Envelopes (102619). Leaving the Clear Envelope tab open, I sandwiched them at the top with some card stock and fastened it with some Designer Brads (117273).

Of course I embellished it with some Stampin' Up! flare. Did I mention it was super adorable!? I know so many of you hoard your hand made cards ... share the love! Create a little bundle and make someones day. Trust me, it feels good! *smiles*

Thank-you so much for visiting my blog! Have a creative day!

Krista Frattin

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Oh, Hello Baby card

My girlfriend is due with her third baby in a few weeks. When she called last week for help with her baby announcement I jumped at the chance to help. Nothing beats some girl time stamping! A couple hours in my stamp room chatting and crafting this is what we came up with.

They have decided not to find out the sex of the baby and she wants to get them done before baby comes. So our challenge was creating a gender neutral design. Pool Party was the perfect color. 

Pool Party has been an In Color for two years. Typically after two years we retire In Colors. Buuutttt ... Stampin' Up! has decided to carry it over! I am super excited about that choice! Even better is that we are bringing back nine previous In Colors! 

I have been focusing on retired product lately as we bid farewell to the current Catalgoue. The good news ... the fab product used on this card will be available in the new Catalogue launching May 31st!

Here are the products used:

  • Pool party Card Stock  122922  $8.50/ 24 sheets
  • Whisper White Card Stock  100730  $9.25/ 40 sheets
  • Sahara Sand Card Stock  121043  $8.50/ 24 sheets
  • Perfect Polka Dots Folder  117335  $9.95
  • Paper Doilies  129399  $3.95/ 24 
  • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons  127555  $7.95
  • 2 1/2" Circle Punch  120906  $22.95
  • Oh, Hello Stamp Set  130733 clear  $22.95
  • So Saffron Classic Stampin Pad  126957  $7.25
  • Basic Grey Classic Stampin Pad  126981  $7.25

Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a creative day!

Krista Frattin
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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Father's Day Scrapbook Pages

May is international scrapbooking month and my stamp clubs created a double 12x12 layout celebrating Dad! Designing Scrapbook layouts and cards with a masculine flair is always a challenge for me. I am a bit of a diva and love all things girly. To add to my challenge this month I wanted to focus on retiring product from our current catalogue. 

layout page one

layout page two

These layouts feature the following product on our retired list:

  • Family Reunion Stamp Set (clear)  122712  $31.95
  • Family Reunion Stamp Set (wood)  122710  $43.95
  • World's Greatest Stamp Set (wood)  126270  $11.95
  • Riding Hood Red color (ink, paper, etc.)
  • Fan Fair Designer Series Paper  126918  $10.13  on sale
  • Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper  126898  $13.50
  • Color Spritzer Tool  107066  $12.71  on sale
  • Two Tags Big Shot Die  115954  $26.95

Take a closer look ...

Remember ... Retiring stamp sets are available until June 3rd. Retiring Accessories are only available while supplies last or until June 3rd. 

Check out the complete retired list here

What challenge do you have when you are paper crafting?

Have a creative day!

Krista Frattin

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Free card kit!

You may have peeked at my post on May 11th about my Stampin' Garage Sale. (check out the post here I host this event each year ... It has become a popular affair! At this event I launch the new Idea Book and Catalogue. Customers pick-up their shinny new copy, we walk through the exciting new product and in the past have done make and takes. Due to the high volume of registration and the fact that I never like to turn away a customer I have decided to try something new!

All in attendance at the garage sale will receive the new 2013-2014 Idea Book & Catalogue. We will do a catalogue tour to ooohhhh and aaahhh at all the product. The new part .... Each guest will take home a free card kit! I have designed the following card and I will have a kit ready for you take home. It will be packaged with all the products and embellishments shown. It will simply need some adhesive and assembly when you get home!

 I request that you register for the Garage Sale / Catalogue Launch by May 24th, 2013. This way I will have adequate kits available.

I hope to see you ... I am loving these new in-colors and am so excited to share with you!

Have a creative day!

Krista Frattin

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Chalk Talk Teacher Gift Class

School will wrap up the last week of June. My oldest daughter is in Grade One and my younger daughter is in Pre-School. We have been blessed with a few wonderful teachers and support staff this year. I love to give the teachers in our life a little handmade treasure to thank them for all of their love over the school year. I designed a little desktop art piece to remind our teachers just how special they are. 

You will see loads of sneak peek product showcased here. You must join me in this class to get your hands on some of these wonderful treasures.

This class will be on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
7pm - 9pm in my Stampin' Studio
Fee $30

Included in this class fee you will receive 
* a package of 24 of our new Designer Buttons
* 6 sheets of our new Designer Series Paper
   (both products are shown in these projects). 

These two products are some of my fav! The colors are to-die-for! I had to happy dance the entire time I was creating this class!!

We will create an 8x10 desk top art piece and a card. The 8x10 frame would also look super cute with a little photo in the top center blue accent piece.  

The new stamp set featured is Chalk Talk ... and it could not bet better suited to show your gratitude! I love the relaxed feeling. As a promotion with this class I will be offering the stamp set for the following pricing*:

clear mount stamp set   $20.00
   (catalogue list price $22.95 plus shipping & tax)
wood mount stamp set  $30.00
  (catalogue list price $31.95 plus shipping & tax)

Class registration closes on June 10th @ 9pm. Payment must be received to reserve your spot and is non-refundable. Space is limited so register early to avoid disappointment.

Have a creative day!

Krista Frattin

* promotional pricing is valid through Krista Frattin only and is for customers in the Edmonton Area
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Friday, May 17, 2013

Worlds Greatest Card

My April stamp club swap card! ... The Worlds Greatest Card!

With only a couple weeks left to shop from our current Idea Book & Catalogue I had to use some of my favorites that are retiring. 

Worlds Greatest Wood Mount Stamp set  126270  $11.95
World Spectacular Designer Series Paper  126897  $10.13 *on sale, whiles supplies last*
Color Spritzer Tool   107066  $12.71 *on sale, whiles supplies last*

To good news is that the Calypso Coral Card stock used is carrying over to our Subtles color collection. I love this color and could not be happier! 

Here are the other details of our Color Refresh happening with our new 2013-2014 Catalogue:
 What is your favorite current in-color that is carrying over? 

Have a creative day!

Krista Frattin

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

This and That Mini Album

This weekend was just Mother's Day and it inspired me to organize my Father's Day class. My favorite gifts are always photos and notes from my children. This week I created a mini brag book using our This and That product line. Take a peek ...  

Brag Book Class. Create a mini album, greeting card & keep 3 rolls of our new Washi Tape.

Every gift needs a handmade card. This was created using the This and That product line.

Pages in the brag book are quick and easy with our Designer Series Paper and Designer Stickers!

I will have these super cute inserts for your mini album in the class

The This and That product line is colourful and fresh. It will be in our new Catalogue launching May 31st but we can order it now as a sneak peek!

Here are the products I used:

Epic Day This And That Designer Stickers  131271  $5.95
Epic Day This And That Designer Washi Tape  131269  $6.50
This And That Epic Day Designer Series Paper  130814  $13.50

I think it made the perfect Father's Day gift ... but you can always create this mini album as a summer keepsake, or to add photo's of a vacation. 

To register for my class please contact me. Registration will close on May 27th, 2013 at 10:00pm. Registration is final and payment is nonrefundable. This class is available to go as a kit for those who can not attend and want to create at home. If you are not in the Edmonton area additional shipping charges will apply.

Have a creative day!!

Krista Frattin
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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Best Garage Sale ever!

Each year Stampin' Up! retires product to make way for our fresh new product line. At the end of May our current Idea Book & Catalogue will be leaving and we will welcome our latest addition ... the 2013/2014 Idea Book & Catalogue. 

I own oodles of Stampin' Up! merchandise and you might ask ... what do I do with all the retired product that I own? Well, you are in luck! Each June I host a Stampin' Up! Garage Sale! All of my discontinued product is marked down and for sale as is. I will say that it is always a shopping frenzy around here!! 

To sweeten the deal I offer a BOGO promotion at this event. For every dollar that you spend on Garage Sale merchandise you will get the equal amount FREE from the new 2013/2014 Idea Book & Catalogue. Now you see why it is such a frenzy!

This is always a popular event so I have two dates open:
       Tuesday, June 4th @ 7:00pm
       Wednesday, June 5th @ 7:00pm

In the past I have done make & takes at this event. Due to the popularity I am trying a new format this year. Here are the details:

* We will do a catalogue tour and I will highlight some of my fav new Stampin' goodies
* I will have new product on display for you to touch and feel
* We will not do a make and take BUT I will have a project kit for you to take home and create two cards using new product!

I have changed the format so that we can accommodate the chaos that comes with the Garage Sale. What do you think??

If you would like to attend please drop me a note! Registration is required.

Now I just have to get to work cleaning my office! 

Have a creative day,

Krista Frattin

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Friday, May 10, 2013

get the VIP treatment ... the Stampin' Dolce way!

One of my favorite things that I love about Stampin' Up! events is the royal treatment. Everything is always first class. From the decor, to the presentation, to the giveaways, to the food, to the Stampin' projects ... I could go on and on. I have been lucky enough to achieve two Stmapin' Up! all expenses paid vacations. Stampin' Up! goes out of their way to make you a VIP on these trips.

So in the spirit of the VIP experience I have launched a new promotion!

I am so excited to host this event for those who earn it! I promise it will be a magical night of Stampin' and fun. My chance to thank-you for being a VIP!

Are you excited? All you need to do is contact me to book your party or shop my on-line store! 

I only have a few Stampin' party dates left ... May 27, May 28, June 3, June 24. I would love to hear from you!

Have a creative day,

Krista Frattin
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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Best of .... Brides & Babies

It is May and we have a new May Best of Stamp Set .... Best of Brides & Babies!
Best of Brides & Babies   $17.95   133482

It has been ages since we have been to a wedding. This summer we are going to a wedding of a wonderful friend and we could not be more excited! I love weddings ... the romance, the happiness, the dancing, the food, the joy! What will make this wedding even more special is that it is happening the week before our 10th wedding anniversary. It will be the perfect walk down memory lane for my husband and I.

Nothing fills your heart like Brides & Babies ... I hope that you are having a great spring day and your heart is full of love!

Have a creative day!

Krista Frattin

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Monday, May 06, 2013

Mother's Day scrapbook layouts

The sun is shinning, spring is here and this weekend is Mother's Day!! I have three little ones and just love Mother's Day. I love how excited the kids get. I love the hand made cards and gifts. I love a day of being spoiled and waited on (yes I suck it for all that it is worth!!!).

My April stamp clubs created Mother's Day scrapbook layouts. These pages are quick and beautiful. The clean simple layout was a hit with my stampers. 

Our technique focus this month was coloring or dying embellishments. We colored the following with .... drum roll, please .... a Sharpie!!

* Pearl Basic Jewels (119247) $6.50 
* Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (129324) $6.50
* Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (127555) $7.95

Sharpies are sold almost everywhere and in a rainbow of colors. We used pink to add a spring touch to these layouts.

We also colored 3/8" Flower Trim (126869) $9.50. These are the yellow tulle flowers that you see. They come in a vanilla color and on a strip. They work out to about to $0.10 each! An amazing value!! You can color your Flower Trim a few ways:

* Press the flowers into your Classic Stampin' Pads
* Use a Sponge Dauber (102892) $4.50/12 to ink your flower
* Mix 70% rubbing alcohol and reinker in a Stampin' Spritzer (126185) $3.95 and spray the flower

Stampin' Up! has a number of embellishments that are white, vanilla or a neutral color. Just imagine the possibilities dying your embellishments! What is your favourite embellishment to dye? I would love to hear from you!

Have a creative day!

Krista Frattin

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