Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Happiness

Mu-ah-ah-ah! Happy Halloween Friends! Our home is decked out in spooky decor, the costumes are all set, the candy dishes are full, the forecast is great ... it is going to be a wonderfully wicked day! 

I am sitting down to write this blog on Wednesday night. Tomorrow we will have a fun filled day but I did not want to miss posting some fun Stampin' Halloween ideas!

Today I cracked open the Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit. It has been sitting on my desk forever! My Halloween decor is black, silver and grey. I picked through the kit to create this banner in under an hour!


I added the Banner Simply Created Kit (132699 $11.95), some card stock and Linen Thread (104199 $5.95) to create this. Did you know that the Banner Simply Created Kit comes with 18 canvas pennants at 5" x 7"??? That is a lot of banner potential! As you can see I only used three of them here.

Here is a closer look:

And here is the table that I hung it from ...

When this banner was complete I still had a hand full of accessories left over. I had to whip up a few cards! I am going to give these tomorrow to the teachers at our school.

I just have to share a little more Halloween decorating ... When you walk in our front door we have a stepped display at the landing. I added some Halloween flare and used the paper banner and 8x10 framed art that we did in my Halloween Decor class this month.

I am so excited to dress up and play all day with my kids! I hope that you enjoy the magic of Halloween and have a creepy creative day!

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

New Weekly deals! Oct 29- Nov 4

Stampin' Up! has released the 
weekly deals 
October 29, 2013 - November 4, 2013.

They are a few of my favorite tools! Check it out!

The 7/8" scallop circle is the tiny scallop circle punch in that punch family. Super cute! I have to admit that this punch will be on my order list! I do not have it in my collection!

I can never have enough Baker's Twine in my life. I think that every project I do has some on it ... always! Lately I have been addicted to tying my bows as double bows.

Our paper snips are the BEST! for hand cutting out little details. A must have!

My Studio has folding tables that have a slight dip in the center. The Stampin' Pierce mat gives us a nice surface to stamp on for a clean crisp stamped image. This mat is also used with the paper piercing tool for brads and the paper piercing packs. At $4.12 it is best to have two mats ... one that is un-pierced, just for stampin'. And another for piercing. 

What is your favorite on the list? 

Shop on-line CLICK HERE!

Have a creative day! Thanks for visiting!!

Krista Frattin
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thank-you Thursday is a Big deal!

Thank-you Thursday is rocking a special on Big Shot accessories! Can I get a whoop-whoop!!

Do NOT ask me to pick a favorite!!! I love love love them all. *giggle*

I have an order going in tonight at 8:00pm. Drop me a note if you want to pick-up one of these deals.

Did you see the weekly special this happening this week? How about the 25 stamp sets for 25% off? CLICK HERE to see!

Have a creative day Dolce friends!

Krista Frattin
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

MDS sale coming soon!

I know if is not even Halloween and Christmas is creeping in everywhere you turn! Costco has had Christmas since July! I think I read on Pinterest this weekend that there are less than 10 weekends until Christmas? Relax people! This is over two months! We will all be okay ..

Now, I love the Holidays, almost more than anyone I know. I love the DIY. I love the decorating and celebrating. All of this takes time and planning. So, yes, I am a fan at getting a head start. But please do not let this make you loose sleep at night! The rule in my studio is that Stampin' can not be stressful! We do not have to do it all and the accomplishment of a little handmade love can be found even with the simplest (and easiest) of things.

To help you ... Stampin' Up! will have a MDS print sale starting October 29 trough to November 30. You can save %30 off select print services and digital proodcuts! PLUS we will have two new MDS holiday package bundles coming! 

So if you have some time over the next few weeks ... start working away on the My Digital Studio projects that you have been dreaming of! Create a photo album or a recipe book and with a click of a button you can print multiple copies in hard cover or soft cover for gifts!

A huge time saver for me is my annual family newsletter and Christmas card. I use My Digital Studio (MDS) to create this. It gives me the satisfaction of brewing a cup of tea, sitting down and reflecting on my year and ... of course ... creating something! My friends and family love to receive the update and the handmade gesture. (Yes ... MDS projects are still considered handmade!!).

Take a peek at the tri-fold card we send out Christmas 2012.

The front

and the back!
Here is what the layout looks like from the MDS program:

I used Stampin' Up! print services to print. It shipped right to my door in a couple of weeks! The card stock is heavy weight and luxurious. The colors are calibrated to Stampin' Up!'s color collections and the quality was amazing! These tri-fold cards are $3.50 each. (This is one of the most expensive card layouts we offer ... but it was too cute for me to resist! And my demonstrator discount makes them totally affordable for me!)

See a complete list of Print Services Pricing - CLICK HERE.
Want to learn more about My Digital Studio's (MDS)? - CLICK HERE.

I offer MDS training to all of my customers. The program is user friendly and fun to use!

Did you know that all MDS digital downloads and print services now can count towards a party or stamp club order? Yet another reason to party with me! 

Join Stampin' Up! and become a demonstrator and you will receive a discount on all software, downloads and print services ... PLUS orders of $200 or more will qualify you for hostess benefits! Crazy right?!

Thank-you for visiting my blog! I hope you have a creative and relaxing day!

Krista Frattin
Stampin' Dolce  
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

What a great week!!

Stampin' Up! is pulling out all the stops this month! There has never been a better time to be a customer! Hard to believe ... I know! We all love Stampin' Up! for a million reasons!

It is not very often that someone celebrate their birthday and you get all the benefit! Stampin' Up! is spoiling us in October! 

So much is happening  ... here is the skinny!

Tuesday Deal of the Week 
(Offer Valid October 22 - 28, while supplies last)

25% OFF 
25 Step Sets!!
(Offer Valid October 22 - 28)



Plus ... Do not forget about Thank-you Thursday! 
You will have to check back on Thursday for the one day sale!

Tomorrow on my blog I will let you in on a little secret .. we have another promotion coming your way and a launch of a new product! Both of these are super exciting and will help get you ready for the Holidays!

 Now I really must get to work! I have a coloring class tonight that I need to get all ready for!

Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a creative day!

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thank-you Thursday Oct 17

Stampin' up! is celebrating their blog by posting a weekly Thank-you Thursday special!
Visit Stampin' Up!'s blog HERE to see amazing project ideas!

Today's Special for October 17, 2013 ...

 that is a 25% savings!

I will be placing an order tonight at 8:00pm. You can email me at to give me your order. Or you can shop online until 11:50pm tonight in my online store.

Happy Shopping!

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It feels like that time of year again! Winter Class Schedule

Well I think it has hit. The most wonderful (busiest) time of the year! You know you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator when you look at the calendar in October thoughts of Christmas are consuming you! I sat down today and filled events in my calendar. I added a handful of classes and worked on flyers. 

Now I need to get stampin'! Thankfully I have been very inspired and have a "list" of ideas that I just need to bring to life. hopefully I do not forget any of those ideas! 

I have added a few favorite classes to the event calendar. Ones that are always a crowd pleaser and a sell out. I have added a couple new ones too! 

Check out the events:

Want to book a private party or class! I would love to share Stampin' with you and your guests. Hostesses get showered with free rewards and fun! 
My available dates are: November 4 and November 11.

Now to get busy with those projects so I can wow you with photographs!

Have a creative day!

Krista Frattin
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Weekly Deal - Week 2

To celebrate Stampin' up!'s 25th Anniversary 
each week in October we will have a
Weekly Deal!

Two of my favorite things! ... Stampin' Up! and a Sale!
Who can resist!!

Check out this weeks deal:
(October 15 -  21, 2013)

Shop my online store 24-7 CLICK HERE.

I will have an order going in on Thursday at 8:00pm. If you would like to add your sale merchandise to my order please feel free to email me before Thursday at 8:00pm.

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

Krista Frattin
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Friday, October 11, 2013

Thankful Card

Welcome to the long weekend friends! Is it just me or does it feel like ages since we had a long weekend! The days are shorter, there is a chill in the air, leaves are falling ... Tis the season for Thanksgiving weekend. 

We will be spending the weekend as a family of five with some much needed quality time. Our life is like any one else ... busy! I know you know the feeling!! We wanted to take the long weekend opportunity to get away. Our kids have not been to the mountains so we though it was time for a road trip. I must say that I am as excited as they are! Sometimes it feels good to break tradition and do something exciting (ask me next week if I missed all the good thanksgiving food though!).

My October stamp club swap card is a Thankful Card. 

What am I thankful for ... well my family falls first on that list. I have three healthy beautiful children and an amazing husband. Life is good. 

I hope you are spending the long weekend with the ones you love, doing something you love to do. Take a moment to think about what you are truly thankful for and to take in the colors and scenery that God has graced us with. Enjoy it!!

Happy Thanksgiving my friends! 

Krista Frattin

Thankful Card Supply List 
Early Espresso Card Stock  119686  $8.50
Crumb Cake Card Stock  120953  $8.50
Baked Brown Sugar Card Stock  131296  $8.50
Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper  126917  $15.95
Birch Paper Ribbon from the Thankful Tablescapes Simply Created Kit  133463  $24.95
Gold Encore Ink Pad  132141  $12.95
Baked Brown Sugar Ruffle Stretch Trim (ribbon)  130022  $12.50
Linen Thread  104199  $5.95
Label Bracket Punch  132153  $21.95
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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thank-you Thursday - Part 2

Good Morning Stampin' Dolce Friends. October is looking to be a great month of savings from Stampin' Up! Why you ask ... well it is the 25th Anniversary month! Announced on Tuesday, we will have weekly deals. Check out my blog post and CLICK HERE for more details about this weeks deals. PLUS we will have a Thursday daily deal! 

Today is Thursday! Yippie! Here is the deal of the day ..
(available until 11:50pm today)

I will be placing an order tonight at 8:00pm. If you would like to order these daily deals or the weekly deals please email me by 8:00pm. You can always shop on-line and ship right to your door CLICK HERE.

 My favorite Designer Series Paper this year is This and That Epic Day. Here are a couple of projects that I did this spring using it ..

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a creative day!

Krista Frattin
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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Surprise! It is a weekly deal!

Save on select Stampin' Up! merchandise this week with our Surprise weekly deal! 

October 8-14:
save 25% on these great Stampin' Up! products

 Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Regular Price: $9.95
SALE: $7.46

 Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack
Regular Price: $10.95
SALE: $8.21
 Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
Regular Price: $10.95
SALE: $8.21
 Petite Curly Label Punch
Regular Price: $ 15.95
SALE: $11.96

 Squares Collection Framelits Dies
Regular Price: $32.95
SALE: $24.74
Today & Everyday Designer Photobook Template - Digital Download
Regular Price: $16.50
SALE: $8.25
SAVE 50%!!

What is my fav of this bunch? It has to be the Squares Framelits ... I did a Birthday Card Stamp a Stack last month and we used these to create a Polaroid look. Check it out.
We cut the Very Vanilla card stock to the dimension that we desired and then ran it through the Bigshot with the Squares Framelits to "punch" out the center square. Just line it up more towards the top edge of the cardstock for that Polaroid look. 

Don't forget that Stampin' Up! will also have a deal on Thursdays posted to their blog! This will be one sale item that is only available on Thursday. Stay tuned!

Thanks for visiting my blog! I hope you have a creative day! Happy sale shopping!
Krista Frattin
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Friday, October 04, 2013

My Library for My Digital Studio

This week Stampin' Up! released a new app. I am not going to lie. It made my heart SING! I have an unhealthy relationship with my iphone and ipad. I love my MDS (My Digital Studio, our digital crafting software). I have a serious case of self diagnosed OCD. 

~ The new ipad app ~
  My Library for My Digital Studio

How would you like an easy way to keep track of My Digital Studio downloads? Quickly browse new downloads every week? Link to the Online Store to shop for more? And have it all right at your fingertips? Feel free to jump and shout because this is one library where you don't have to be quiet - it's the My Library for My Digital Studio app - now available for your iPad.

With the app you can:

  • Add items you already own to your collection. 
  • Add items you want to your wish list. 
  • Sort your lists alphabetically or by release date. 
  • Search for any downloads. 
  • Browse new downloads released every week. 
  • Link to the Stampin' Up! Online Store to shop.

Download it now for FREE in iTunes or the App Store and you'll be the most awesome librarian around. Happy cataloging.  

Here are some other things to note: 

  • The app will not link to your software; therefore, manually add items you already own to your collection. Think of it as a sentimental journey-you can reminisce while you categorize. 
  • For the best viewing experience, we recommend using the app on an iPad or iPad Mini.  It's not quite ready for iPhones yet, but we will let you know when it is.
  • While the app is only available for iPad devices right now, we promise that we have not forgotten about the iPhone and Android devices. We know there are a lot of you out there. It just takes a bit longer to make the app work for various platforms. We will let you know when you can download it too.
What do you think? Are you pumped!?! I have started organizing my downloads already. A welcome thing for me! I have so many and when I am getting creative I have always struggled remembering what downloads I already have! 

Have a creative day!

Krista Frattin

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Thursday, October 03, 2013

Thank-you Thursday! A deal of the day!

For the month of October Stampin' Up! will be saying THANK-YOU with a weekly Thursday deal of the day ... called Thank-you Thursday! 

Each Thursday Stampin' Up! will post on their blog the deal. Here is the link:

Today's Deal .... Designer Washi Tape! Choose from one (or all three) of the designer Washi Tapes below!

Epic Day This & That
 Gingham Garden
 Witches Brew
 Sale Price = $4.87!
regular price = $6.50

offer ends at 11:50pm Thursday, Oct. 03. 13

Thanks for visiting my blog! I hope you have a creative day!


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