Thursday, August 29, 2013

Glitter Tattoo's Stampin' Up! Style

The fifth and final Stampin' Up! Convention presentation project that I did was all about glitter. In fact I had so much glitter inspiration that I actually squeezed 4 projects into this category. So that I can explain each technique I am going to split it up into the four glitter-ific ideas!! Are you excited or what!

The new Holiday Catalogue has glitter! I love glitter. Thursday's are my creative days in my craft room to design and prep classes. I swear, every Thursday after a day of stampin' someone tells me that I have glitter on my face. I get to tell them "oh, I was working today!" giggle. Seriously ... does your job involve glitter! BEST JOB EVER!! 

When I ordered the new glitter I was immediately inspired to create glitter tattoo's. My two little girls are all about the glitter tattoo's and they were more than happy to help me experiment. We learned a little along the way but have now mastered the Stampin' Up! Glitter Tattoo!!

Step 1

Hit the dollar store and get
   - self adhesive shelf liner
   - kid craft paint brushes
   - cheap hairspray

Cut the shelf liner to small squares about 3"x3"

Step 2
Punch shapes in the shelf liner with Stampin' Up! punches to create tattoo stencils

Step 3
Peel off shelf liner backing and apply to clean skin

Step 4
Spread Eye Lash Adhesive over the exposed skin. I used an inexpensive paint brush.

Step 5
Dump Stampin' Glitter over the wet eyelash glue.
Tip - have a piece of scratch paper so you can collect the excess glitter.

Push the glitter onto the glue.

Step 6
Brush off excess glitter with a clean paint brush and remove the stencil

Step 7
To Make it last longer spray with cheap Hairspray. 
My daughters even lasted through bath time!


Here are some butterfly tattoo's ...

We are just loving this! You could get creative and do multi-colored tattoo's too. My kids are a little small and do not want to sit that long ... but let your imagination run free!!

Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a creative day!

Krista Frattin

DIY Glitter Tattoo Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Black & Orange Stampin Glitter  132206  $9.95
Silver & Gold Stampin Glitter 132205  $9.95
Elegant Butterfly punch  127526  $21.95
Bitty Butterfly Punch  129406  $21.95
Full Heart Punch  119883  $22.95

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Back to Birthday's Stamp A Stack

Next week is Back to school! As a work-from-home mom I say .... YIPPEE!!! I am looking forward to the routine that fall and winter bring for our family. Earlier bedtimes, better eating habits, less crying and fighting and two of my three kids gone each glorious day to school! insert extra big happy face here!!!

It also seams that every fall we get a rush of birthday party invites from friends. To boot ... two of my children and myself have fall birthdays! When I was brainstorming my fall class ideas I thought a Birthday Card Stamp A Stack was fitting. 

Registration is closing on Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 at 7:00pm. I need to close it so that we ensure all your supplies are hear and ready for the class on September 9, 2013. 

Check out the 6 card designs: 







I would love to have you join us ... like I said though, registration closes August 28th at 7:00pm. Payment and your selected class option is required with registration. All payments are a final sale and are non-refundable. Classes can not be bundled to go in your absence.

To register please email me at

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

Krista Frattin

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Enjoying my Convention Swap!

Check out my convention swap! I had so much fun making them and love the in color I used. It was well received by my peers in Salt Lake City. I got a more than a few compliments on it and have even found someone who has already CASED it! 

Enjoying the passing of time card supply list:
~ Pistachio Pudding Card Stock  131294  $8.50/24 sheets
~ Crumb Cake Card Stock  102128  $8.50/24 sheets 
~ Soft Sky Card Stock  131203  $8.50/24 sheets
~ Glimmer Paper (Champagne)  127885  $5.95/2 sheets 12x12
~ Pistachio Pudding Classic Ink Pad  131177  $7.25
~ Smoky Slate Classic ink Pad  131179  $7.25

~ En Francais Stamp Set  
   Wood 128562  $21.95
   Clear 127790  $16.95
~ From the Heart Stamp Set
   Wood 132007  $48.95
   Clear 126557  $35.95
~ Hung Up Cute Clips  129389  $6.50/24
~ Linen Thread  104199  $5.95/15 yards
~ 5/8" Crochet Trim (ribbon)  118481  $9.50/5 yards
~ 7/16" Trim (ribbon)  129287  $8.95/5 yards

~ Decorative Label Punch  120907  $22.95
~ Delicate Designs Embossing Folder  127023  $10.95

In total I swapped 80 cards! My card racks are full of cards from demonstrators all over the country and the USA! You should come to an event and check them out! 

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

Krista Frattin

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Convention Presentation #4 ~ Summer Mini Album

Summer is winding down and fall is fast approaching. Back to school is on the horizon and our to do list is long. Tuesday we did a marathon appointment day. Crazy or brilliant, I am not quite sure, but I booked all three little ones to have their eyes checked, teeth cleaned and doctors appointments ... all in one day! It was a long day but it is done! Thank-goodness!

We have had a full summer filled with memories. I am a Momma Paparazzi. I take thousands of photo's of my kids (yes, thousands). You would think with digital camera's "these days" you could just delete a few hundred, right? Nope. No way. Not for us scrapbookers! You can never have enough images! Every smile, every facial expression, every ice-cream cone ... am I right? 

I love mini albums for all these pictures. Quick, quirky, simple, and dare I say organic (some are feeling the over use of that word, but not me! love it!). So when Stampin' up! asked me to present on main stage at Convention in July I knew I had to include one in the mix. So here is my fourth Convention presentation project ... a summer mini album. It was perfect for our July long weekend memories. And I have to say it went together in a flash!

My presentation focus on this project was about product versatility. See if you can spy the products from our Holiday Catalogue that I used ... 

The album has 11 double sided pages inside. Each page is a sheet of card stock or designer series paper cut to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (half a sheet of card stock). 

left page is the front cover inside. right page is page #1
page #2 & #3
page #3 & #4
page #5 & #6
page #7 & #8
page #9 & #10
page #11 & #12
page #13 & #14
page #15 & #16
page #17 & #18
page #19 & #20
page #21 & #22
I created the front and back cover of this album using the white packing paper that comes with our designer series paper (yes the free stuff you hoard looking for something to do with ... do not tell me you throw yours away!! gasp!). You can see in the photo above the writing on the paper. I left the ugly side exposed so you can see what I am talking about (you do not want to do that! wink!). I cut the cover sheets a bit larger that the interior sheets (size as noted above) and used a glue stick to cover with designer series paper.

Inside pages have a little stampin', some designer series paper flags, some lace tea doilies, burlap bows and envelope pockets. Washi tape is fastening all my pics in place. 

Here is the supply list and project tips!:
I Am Me Designer Series Paper  130138  $13.50/ 12 sheets
Naturals White Card Stock  102316  $9.25/ 40 sheets
Foil Sheets (silver)  132178  $5.95
Christmas Messages Stamp Set  131793  $25.95 clear
                                                    131790  $35.95  wood
Yippie-Skippee! Stamp Set  131344  $17.95  clear
                                                        131341  $22.95  wood
Silver 1/8" Ribbon  132137  $6.95/ 30ft (10 yards)

1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon  132140  $9.95  15ft (5 yards)
     (to get the burlap string, cut along the seamed edge of the burlap ribbon and pull the threads to separate the ribbon into strings!)

Witches Brew Designer Washi Tape  132156  $6.50
Season of Style Designer Washi Tape  132155  $6.50
Tea Lace Paper Doilies  129399  $3.95
Rhinestone Basic Jewels  119246  $6.50
Vintage Faceted Buttons  127555  $7.95
Essential Hardware Clips  129964  $7.95
1/2" Circle Punch  119869  $7.95
     (foil sheets are punched and layered under vintage buttons) 
3/4" Circle Punch  119873  $15.95

      (foil sheets are punched and layered under vintage buttons) 
Chalk Talk Framelits  129983  $30.95

Shop on-line here!

Many of the pages have oodles of room to journal ... that is on my to do list! You know how that goes! What do you think? Are you a mini album kind of scrapbooker or are you more traditional? 

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

Krista Frattin

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

My 10th wedding anniversary!

Over the weekend my husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. 10 YEARS! CRAZY! Yes, I am young ... we got hitched when I was 23. And No, I was not pregnant! Arturo was 30 and we were in love and could not wait. Our wedding day was perfect. We were surrounded by our friends and family. We talked about the life time to come and we were full of hopes and dreams. After ten years I truly love my husband and feel very blessed for the life we live. He is my best friend, my biggest cheerleader and my soul mate. 

When we were planning our wedding I had the idea that I wanted to make my own wedding invitations. I took a few classes and discovered my love for paper crafting ... then I attended my first Stampin' Up! party at my Aunts house. You all know what happened then. I was a HOOKED!!! 

Now I did not become a demonstrator then and there (although I should have .. I could have save a lot of money with my demonstrator discount!!) but I was a very loyal customer. For years I had parties and stamped monthly in a stamp club. It was not until we had our first daughter that I decided to join the Stampin' Up! family. I wanted the discount above everything. My maternity leave income meant that we did not have room in the budget for my Stampin' addiction. (gasp, I KNOW!) I thought I would do a few shows, have a little club and make some money (that I fully intended on investing on Stampin' Up! product). That planned worked, for a while. As my business grew, so did our family. When our third babe was born we decided I was going to stay home. I left my Architecture career and started to do this Stampin' thing as a new career!

Being a career Stampin' Up! demonstrator takes two when you have three little kids. Arturo spends endless evenings doing bedtime routines alone, while I do classes and parties. He works the single dad routine when I travel to Convention and Leadership conferences. When he talks about Stampin' Up! it is "we" and "us" ... "we" earned the incentive trip, "we" earned a performance bonus, "we" got recruit ... and I love that. I could not do this with out his support. I love what I do as a demonstrator. I love my Stampin' friends, I love to be creative, I love to socialise, I love to travel ... and because of him I get to do all of those things and more!

I just had to make this special man a Anniversary card and share with you all.

Thank-you for listening to me gush and take a walk down memory lane. I hope that today finds you happy and with some love in your life! Have a creative day!

Krista Frattin

Anniversary Card Supply List
Crumb Cake Card Stock  120953  $8.50
Whisper White Card Stock  100730  $9.25
Quatrefancy Specialty Designer Series Paper  130141  $15.95
    (flocked window sheets)
Crumb Cake Classic Ink Pad
Pool Party Classic Ink Pad
Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad
Remember This and That Rotary Stamp  130133  $7.95
Dictionary Stamp  130351  $16.95  clear
                              130348  $21.95  wood
One in a Million Stamp set  126382  $22.95  clear
                                             132052  $32.95  wood
Epic This and That Designer Washi Tape  131269  $6.50
1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon (Pool Party)  125582  $9.50
1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon  132140  $9.95

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Convention presentation project #3 ~ Halloween Decor

As promised ... today I am sharing my third project that I presented on main stage in July at Stampin' Up!'s Convention in Utah. Our new Holiday Catalogue has a super fun Halloween line and the new Witches Brew Designer Series Paper is perfect or a little Halloween decor. These projects are fun and easy to create. Join me to create your own ...

Halloween Decor Class!
monday, october 7th, 2013
7:00pm    Krista's Studio

 Create in this class
  * 5 pendent banner
  * decor flag
  * 8x10 framed art piece

 Here is a closer look at each project:
decor flag
8x10 framed art piece
5 pendent banner

 The cost of this Halloween Decor Class is 

and includes
6 sheets of Witches Brew Designer Series Paper
and materials & instructions to complete the three projects
(extra designer paper not used is yours to keep and is perfect for 
Halloween party invites or favours!)

Registration will close on September 23, 2013
Payment is required upon registration to secure your spot
and is non-refundable
To register please email me at

Thank-you for visiting my blog! Our forecast this week is hot-hot-hot! I hope you are enjoying your summer! Have a creative day!


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