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

retired product sale

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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