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Hello my friends!  It has been awhile since I have shared a 'how to video', so I thought sharing one of my favorite techniques would be the best time to do another! 

Have you ever tried water coloring?  If you are a serious artist, we know you can do water coloring painting which I can tell you, I am not.  But what I want to show you is a way to achieve that beautiful water color look, without being that seriously focused, painter.  There are two tools I used to achieve this look which are blender pens and aqua painters.  Each have a specific duty for me, so let me break that down:

Blender Pens

These pens come 3 to a pack when purchased thru me.  I love these for precise coloring, and when I don't want to go for that serious water color look.  You can use blender pens with your reinkers, ink pads, markers and pencils.  Just keep in mind, you will get precision with these, verses the Aqua Painters.  My go to paper with blender pens will be Stampin Up! Ultra Thick Whisper White cards stock or White Shimmer Paper.  I like to use these with my water color pencils. 

Aqua Painters

These painters come two to a pack when purchased thru me.  They can be filled with water straight from the tap, and last a really long time!  I only use these painters on water color paper and boy are they fun!  Here is a video that walks you thru using aqua painters:

I typically don't like to make videos that are longer than 10 - 15 minutes but I wanted to share some important features for the new At Home With You Bundle that was new to the Stampin Up! 2017-2018 catalog.  I LOVE this bundle - here are snapshots of some of the projects I have completed with it:

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Front door

Frontdoor open

 Cute right?  This set is so versatile and a must for water coloring.  I know myself, I want to have many occasions covered when investing in a bundle set like this and I have to tell you, this one was first on my list!  If you have any questions, please let me know and be sure to check out my class in September to try your hand at water coloring, you won't regret it!

Happy Stampin!

Deseree

 


Don't overlook that odd looking stamp set...

So I know it's been awhile...a long while.  :)  Since we last met, WE HAVE A BRAND NEW ANNUAL CATALOG!!!  If you have not seen it, you need to let me know so I can get to you, your very own copy! 

When I got to see this catalog for the first time, I ALWAYS check for my beloved Lovely As a Tree stamp set.  Oh I just love this set, have you seen it?  If not, please let me show you:

Lovely as a Tree

Lovely As a Tree #128655 (wood mount) #127793 (clear mount)

I can't imagine if I will ever get tired of this set - it is so beautiful and a must for every good stamper!

Ok so back to the new catalog!  There is one set I need to call out because when you see it, well it's just not pretty.  LOL  Let me show you:You move me

You Move Me #144002 photopolymer

When I saw this, I thought for sure Stampin Up! fell off their rockers.  I mean what's with the odd looking butterfly and humming bird?!?!  Well let me tell you - this set WITH their matching framelits are AWESOME!!  This set is designed to be an action card meaning when you pull the imagine behind the grid framelit, the butterfly and humming bird will appear to be flying off the page!  Yes, it is so cool and delights all ages!! 

This was new to me so I went ahead and created a video of the card in action, as well as some tips to make the card!  Here is a link to that video:

Here is a better picture of just the cards:

You move me

These are so fun to make and love how they coordinate with the new Petal Garden Designer Series Paper pack.  What I love best about this pack is the size - it is 6 in. x 6 in. so an excellent size to work with!  I love how the images seem to be flying out of the flowers, what do you think?

I hope you love it just as much as I do and I am already playing with the framelits to see if I can make other stamp set appear to 'come to life'.  Oh the possibilities!  Let me know if you have any questions, would love to hear from you!

Until next time!

Deseree

 


Who knew Wisconsin could be so fun?

Hello my friends!  Well we are back from OnStage in Madison, WI and boy did the Krumm Cakes represent!

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I can not tell you how much we learned, saw and the fun we had!  Going to one of these local events and meeting over 700 new friends that have the same love of stamping is beyond words!  We were EXTREMELY excited to find out that Minneapolis, MN will be the location for OnStage Live - April 8th, 2017!  Wahoooo!!  So who would love to go with our merry group of Krumm Cake stampers?  Please ask me how or go straight to "join the fun!" and join today!  The cost is $99 plus tax but the best part?  You get to pick $125 worth of product!  How cool is that?  Joining the team will yield you a minimum 20% off and you will have special access to over 52,000 demonstrators around the world and so much more!  Let me show you some of the great items we graciously accepted from Stampin Up! this past weekend:

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Do you see some items that don't look familiar in that pile of stampin goodness?!?!  Yes, you are seeing new stamps and WATERCOLOR PENCILS!!!!   Yes, they gave us never before seen items that are coming up in the new Occasions Catty which I can share below:

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Oh my friends we are in trouble!  Now this catty does not start till January 4th but sometimes it is just too fun to see what is coming!  This book has some wonderful paper, stamps and lovely trinkets for embellishing our projects!  Here are some of the stamps I received - we need to see them close up, right?  :)

New stamps

Ice cream set

Oh my, I am just LOVING Beautiful You!  The sediments portion of this set are just spectacular!  We did get to see some samples that I can't wait to share - let's take a look:

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I am still amazed how they can keep generating such beautiful images!  We also had the privilege to play with some of these new items as you can see below from our make and takes:

Onstage

These projects are all featuring brand new products!  I need to show you the inside of the birthday card because it will blow your mind...  :)

Balloons

That is made with a new framelit called Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Die!  Who would not love to get that card in the mail?!?!?  :)  I could go on and on what we saw but I think you see where I am going here.  :)  I will follow up with another blog this week sharing more information that we learned and saw this past weekend so stay tuned.  And please consider joining my team....you know you want to!

Until next time!  Keep stampin!

Deseree

 


OH BOY!!! The new Holiday catty is FINALLY available!!

So have you seen it?!?! Oh my is this catty trouble!  LOL  I think at this point in the game, it would be easier to tell you what I "haven't" purchased from it yet.  We still have plenty of time folks!

So starting the month of September, I have a special deal for you all.  Each month, I am going to feature a special bundle of products that I think are MUST HAVES. When you purchase the products in the bundle, you will get three FREE project ideas, sent right to your home utilizing the projects in the bundle!  These may be cards or gift items but these products will not be at any of my classes so if you like EXCLUSIVE, this is definitely for you!  So let me tell you about the September product bundle: 

 
 So this month, my special bundle is the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and one of the coordinating stamp sets. (AREN'T THEY CUTE?!?!) I have been playing with both stamp sets, face it, it will be impossible to pick just one so why not get both?  Here is my first creation:
 
Halloween
Isn't he cute?!?!  This is also using one of the new thinlits called Home Sweet Home and the woodgrain background that we all love. I am not largely into Halloween but for some reason this year....I don't think this will be the last Halloween idea you see from me. What do you think?  How about we see some Christmas fun?
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All this cuteness, it's hard to pick a favorite!  What I love about both sets together...you have some many holidays at your fingertips.  I will always be the one to look at a stamp set and think, how many ideas/seasons/holidays will I be able to get from this one set?  Stampin Up! listened and gave use multiple stamp sets that work with some of our new punches and thinlits which is awesome!!  I have one more idea to show you...this one is my favorite!
Shrinky dinks
They are minis!!!  LOL  Do you remember Shrinky Dinks?  Quite laughing....you know you do.  This is paper/plastic you can stamp on, then color and put it in the oven for just a few minutes and what happens is so adorable!  Here is a close up:
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Your eyes are not playing tricks on you - they are smaller than a quarter!  I am working on adding them to some cute and easy cards but just had to share this with you.  If you still are not sure what Shrinky Dinks are, here is a link to the paper on Amazon but I was able to get mine at Michael's with my 50% off coupon:
 
https://www.amazon.com/Shrinky-Dinks-Bright-White-Creative/dp/B00IFEBBXS/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1473389246&sr=8-10&keywords=shrinky+dinks
 
What do you think?  Is this a bundle you have to have?  If so, here are the actions you should take:
 
1. Pick which stamp set you would like.  (or both of them works too!)
2. Sign into my shopping website HERE.
3. Enter the item number for your stamp set(s) and cookie cutter builder punch.
4. Use hostess code UN3HGTC9 where indicated.
5. Submit order and wait for your goodies to arrive! 
 
You will receive your order directly from Stampin Up! AND a goodie package from me too with your project ideas!  How exciting is that?!?! 
 
I hope you fall in love with this cookie cutters too and if you have any questions, please ask!
 
Until next time,
 
Deseree
 

Surprise, surprise and bring on some trees!!

I love surprises as much as I love any kind of tree stamps!  Yes, I am one of those tried and true lovers of the oldest stamp from Stampin Up! Lovely as a Tree.  Have you seen this one?

Lovely as a tree

I use this set for Christmas cards, Sympathy cards, Thank yous - manly cards...well you get the picture.  If you don't have this set, YOU NEED IT!!! Here are some of the cards we have made in the past with this set:

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Looking at these makes me want to get this set out and play again!  

So here is the surprise...leave it to Stampin Up! to give us another tree stamp set to love!  Starting August 2nd, you have the opportunity to purchase the following brand new stamp set called Thoughtful Branches:

Thoughtful branches

To make this even better -there is a matching Thinlit set to boot!  Here are those:

Thinlits

This bundle can be purchased for $52 (+s/h and tax)  starting on August 2nd!  Here is a card I started with - I haven't even started with the thinlets!

Trees

Again...LOVE the trees in this set and there are a few to pick from!  What do you think?  Do you need this one?  :)  A special bonus for those purchasing this bundle from me...you will receive 3 projects made with this bundle, already cut and ready to stamp just for ordering this from me!  (Think of this as class on the go with 3 ideas to start using this bundle with!)  How exciting right?  Let me know if you would like to order this starting August 2nd...happy stamping!!  :)

Deseree

 


How would you like 2 brand new stamp sets for FREE?

I hope I have your attention because this is no joke!  As if having the Find Your Inspiration Idea Book was not enough excitement, Stampin Up! is giving you the opportunity to get two stamp sets of your choice for FREE if you sign up to get a discount on ALL YOUR FAVORITE Stampin Up! products!  How do you get in on this amazing deal?  Here we go: 

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Did you know you can choose up to $125 in Stampin' Up! products from your very own wish list for only $99.00 plus tax?!!?  Yes its true!  Pick any products from the current offering AND only in June - pick TWO additional FREE stamp sets in your Starter Kit! That’s an added value of up to $101 (depending on which stamps you choose).  No strings attached, no need to sell so much or pay extra for your kit like other companies.  How awesome is that?!?

You also get to join my crafty group of stamps called the Krumm Cakes (isn't that cool that SU named an ink color after me?)  LOL  Ok maybe it was not after me but hey, a girl can dream, right?  We have regular group meetings where you come to my home and I teach one on one techniques.  We also have organized swaps where we come up with some gorgeous one of a kind cards and projects!!!  Yes, you could be part of the group too!  We also have a private Facebook page where we can share, ask questions and anything in between!  What have you got to lose?!?

How does it work?

  • For $99 you choose:   Up to $125 in Stampin’ Up! product of your choice!
  • Free shipping - the kit ships to you FREE, for another 10% savings
  • Through June 30th, 2016 pick Two additional FREE Stamp Sets in your Starter Kit. That’s an added value of up to $101 (depending on which stamps you choose).  I have included some of my favorites below!
  • Have fun receiving a minimum 20% discount on all the rest of your Must Have SU item!

There is no obligation to every host a party, workshop or sell product and no pressure from me!  If your wish list is over $100, this is a no brainer because SU just wants you to give it a try - how easy is that?!? 

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Here is a link to get started on the fun!!  Contact me with any questions! Happy Stampin!!

Deseree

 


10 years went by really fast!

Hello my stampin friends!  I have some new ideas to share as well as some exciting news for you all!  First, I wanted to share an exciting landmark for me...I am celebrating my 10 year anniversary with Stampin Up! this month!  Yes, 10 years and it seems like yesterday that I took the plunge just to get that discount.  :) And here is the exciting news for you - I want to reward those that make it so easy to share what I love!  All orders placed outside of class, the month of February, will receive 10% of their order total (before shipping/tax) back in a rebate coupon to be used on a future order!  I do ask if you are placing your order on line, use hostess code 6FGPK2AQ so I can track the orders easily.  All orders over $50 will already receive your choice of a FREE Saleabration item but you will also receive 3 handmade cards from yours truly - how exciting is that?!?!?  Let me know if you have any questions on this - happy shopping!

And what better way to celebrate but with some new and easy card ideas for your creating pleasure!  The following card has to be one of my favorites that I have designed lately because of the simplicity and elegance.  

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I LOVE the wood Expression Natural Elements!  These are from our annual catalog and I never get bored with using them!  For this card, I used a baby wipe and tapped my Tip Top Taupe ink pad(say that fast 3 times) then swiped it right on to the wood element.  The background is made with the highly versatile set Timeless Textures (140514 $28.00 US)  Can you believe one stamp  set is all you need?!?!  This card was popular at class this weekend...

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I also have a card that was so easy but oh so cute!  This card was made with the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper(141022) that you can earn for FREE with a $50 purchase of your 'gotta have' Stampin Up supplies!  The 'Hello' card is also featuring the stamp set Hello (141240) that you could also pick for free but hurry, this set is only available till February 15th.  I think it turned out pretty cute!

Sale a bration card

I hope you feel inspired to create something special today.  I may be in room later but those who know me, know I will be watching my beloved Broncos in the Super Bowl today.  I thought I would share just how I am feeling:

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Have a great day my friend!

  Siggycompressed

 

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We can celebrate with a touch of Spring!

I want to take a few minutes and share one of my favorite new product bundles featured in the Handmade from the Heart Occasions catalog.  I bought this bundle strictly for the stamp set because the verses....oh the verses!!!  Just look at this set!

Rose set

Isn't it beautiful?!?!?  I had fun creating this simple card with the framelits, a little bit of ink and the new shimmer paper:

Your in My Thoughts

I know sending Sympathy cards can not be too much fun but I am a firm believer that they should be just as pretty as a birthday or anniversary card.  Here is a great video that showcases this amazing bundle that is a must for all stampers! (And Carrie is one of my FAVORITE Stampin Up! trainers!)

 

I hope you enjoyed taking a closer look at this bundle and if you would like to give this a try, this card will be featured at class next weekend - hope to see you there!

 

 

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It's never too early to say I love you!

It is never too earlier to get your Valentine's made for your loved ones!  We got a jump start this weekend at class so I thought I would share a few ideas with you!

Beautiful Blessing

This one is using the new Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack.  This has 48 sheets of beautiful hearts and florals which is perfect for those you love!  I also added one of my new favorite embellishments - Botanical Garden Jewels!  I am all about adding some texture so the Happy Hearts embossing folder was the perfect  finishing touch!

Hearts close up   

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This card is AWESOME for using up your scraps!!!  When I was preparing this card, the obvious choice was to add a Valentine greeting but I also love that it can be a "thinking of you" card too!  I have been using our Corrugated Paper like mad - again...TEXTURE adds so much!  (and glitter is always good too!)  

I would love to hear from you - is Valentines Day a holiday you typically send cards for?  I think this year, I may just surprise some friends with a card on a holiday that is not just for lovebirds but a chance to tell someone special, how much you love them.  Have a great day!!

 

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So what was in that box?

I have been busy making room for my new stampin goodies!!  So we can't show the pages of the upcoming Occasions catty and Saleabration offering but I CAN show you what I pre-ordered!  (and we all sing "Joy to the World!")  It's hard to pick a favorite so let's just start with this Designer Series Paper:

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Anyone remember the fun we had with shaving cream and re-inkers?  Ok, so it was fun but how about paper that looks like what we created, but without the mess?  This picture does not do it justice and can't wait to play with this one!

Now the following paper is outside my comfort zone but my Mother always says, "just give it a chance" so that I did.  This paper has matching framelits that I will be showing later this week - words cannot describe the beauty:

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Now how about some stamp sets??!  Some are some Saleabration offerings that you can earn for FREE starting January 5th - how exciting is that?  Have you heard of Saleabration?  This is when I signed up 10 years ago - yes, TEN YEARS for Mrs. Krumm!  Every year Stampin Up! celebrates with Saleabration which typically happens January thru March.  During this time, for every $50 you spend, you get to pick a FREE item in the Saleabration offering book.  (Yes, I did say free!)  There is no limit to how many you can earn which is pretty cool.  What caught my attention 10 years ago was the special you could get for signing up to be a demonstrator. (and to get the discount!  :))  This year, you will get to choose $155 worth of product for only $99!!  Yes, you are reading that correctly!  You can pick anything from the current SU publications too! (large idea book, upcoming Occasions catalog and the clearance rack too!)  Did I catch your attention?  :)  Ok, back to the stamp sets:

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What do you think?  Any new favorites?  I had to add some cute embellishments with the bow paperclips, flower rhinestones and did you see the bakers twine!?!?  Talk about something different and so spot on to the trends in crafting right now!  I do have more to show you but I have to get back to some holiday goodie making.  Would love to hear what your favorite is - you never know when I will pick a winner of some new goodies!  Did you want own copy of the Occassions and Saleabration books?  All you have to do is ask!  Until next time!

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