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Let's talk some fish!

Hello my stampin friends!  I am so excited to share some recent cards I have created using the Best Catch bundle featured in the current Occasions catalog.  This bundle is great so let's take a look:

Best catch

#150605 Best Catch Bundle $43 USD

This bundle is great for those men in your life, or those woman fisher folks too!  I love how there are pieces that coordinate with the stamp set, as well as those you can be creative with just on their own.  I am loving the cattails!!   I did a Facebook Live this week featuring this bundle and also talked about the different coloring techniques that you can use for coloring the fish.  You know me, I LOVE to color!  LOL  Let me show you what we created:

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All of the fish were either colored with watercolor pencils and a Blender pen, or an Aqua Painter with ink.  Remember to use Stazon Ink for watercoloring, but Memento ink with your alcohol Blends.  You will thank me!  These techniques can look so different and fun to use when creating views from nature.  Which is your favorite?

I also shared a 3D project which was a fishing basket with a lure made out of ribbon.  I LOVED how the lure turned out.  Here is view of the basket:

Fishing basket

Every now and then, I like to try a challenge and this basket was that...a challenge!  LOL  I also experimented with creating a string of fish which could be used as little garland or finishing up on another card idea.  So much possibilities with this bundle.  

If you have any questions, please ask or simply use the "shop now" featured on this site to get your bundle.  Would love to see what you create...Until next time!

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So what is the team called the Krumm Cakes about?

Hello my friends! I hope you are having a great day wherever you are - I think Spring might actually make it to Minnesota after all!  

I can't believe we are in the final month of Saleabration 2019!  This time of year is my favorite because of a few things: 

  1. I get to write FREE on a lot of your orders..I love it you guys!!  For every $50 spent, you get to pick a free item from the Saleabration items which you can see here.  There is no limit so that means a lot of you capitalize on this which is great, who doesn't love FREE?!?!
  2. My hostesses are EXTREMELY happy because orders and parties over $250 will yield you an extra $25 in hostess credits!  For example, if you collect $250 in orders, that will give you a $50 shopping spree from anything you want from the current product offering!  Pretty great for getting products you LOVE!
  3.  Those that join my team - and let me tell you, it is a pretty amazing team of stampers!  You will be paying $99 for $175 worth of product, anything your heart desires!  If you have a wish list that just keeps growing, this is your way to knock it out!  We also have a new offering this year where you can choose to get an exclusive SU tote for just an extra $30!  Look at this beauty: Bag for free

          Our team has a private Facebook page where we share, chat and learn from eachother 24/7.  We have regular team                   meetings where you can come to my house and stamp or join online from the comfort of your home.  We also have                   some honorary members we have picked up along the way, so our group is truly amazing to learn from!  Because                     Stampin Up was so kind in naming a color so close to my name, well, we just had to call ourselves the Krumm Cakes               since that color is also one of my favorites!  Getting to be part of a team, having access to a great discount on your                       favorite crafting supplies and seeing new product before anyone else, are just a few benefits of joining the SU family.                 There is absolutely no commitment to stay after you receive your starter kit, but just know you are going to love it and             want to stay. I have never looked back at my decission to join SU over 13 years ago.   

So as we approach the end of a wonderful time of year for crafters, know that I truly appreciate each and everyone of my customers and team members.  Because of you, I can share what I love each and every day of the year!  

Have a great day my friends!

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It's been awhile but Saleabration is happening now!

Hello my stampin friends!  I hope you have found me on Facebook to keep current but I am going to try my best to keep things current here too, so you are well informed.  

We are in the final month of Saleabration 2019 and boy has it been popular!!  We have already had a few things completely out of stock, but there is still more to be had!  One of my personal favorites is the Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  (Say that two times really fast!!)  This folder is so beautiful and easy to use.  Below are some projects I created during my Facebook Live that I would like show you:

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Colorful flowers

All 4 cards were using this folder in different ways! The first two were simply running the cardstock thru the Big Shot with the folder, then using a sponge dauber to apply color lightly to the raised portion of the paper.  (I used Fresh Fig ink and cardstock for both) 

The first of the second photo was using the same technique, just switching up the colors. Where are all my Gray Granite fans?!?!?  This one is so striking in person and great for any occasion.  The last in this series was using Whisper White cardstock with the folder, then coloring some of the images with and aqua painter, and the other images using our Blends markers.  This one was not my favorite to being with, but when it was done and paired with Pineapple Punch for the base, it grew on me!  

As you can see, embossing folders can give you so much to work with, they are a must for your crafting adventures.  Keep in mind, Dynamics folders are going to give you more depth because they are thicker, but our standard folders get the job done too.  

If you would like to see me create the card step by step, you can do so here.

Thanks for stopping by today and let me know if you have any  questions.  

Have a wonderful day!!

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It only took 14 years to get him to try....

Hello my friends!  Can you believe it is Labor Day weekend 2018?!?  This summer really flew by and can already feel the temperatures changing just a bit, in the arrival of Fall.  Last weekend we got some much needed rain, which meant it was the perfect day to play in my craft room. 

When the new annual catalog came out, there was a new package of paper that caught my eye, but honestly, it sat on my table for quite some time, till last weekend.  This paper is printed vellum.  Vellum is a great way to add some subtleness to a project, without going overboard.  Well Stampin Up! outdid themselves and them printing on it, allowed us to bring out our missing 'inner child'.  :)  You can color on this with either Stampin Blends, or our tried and true markers!  Here are some images of this 6 x 6 paper:

Vellum

What you can do is color on the side where you don't see the glossy black outline.  When you do, you see something magical!

Vellum coloring

Remember, I am not a photographer but this paper is beyond gorgeous!!  The top was done with regular markers, the bottome was done with Stampin Blends.  I prefer using the Blends because it dries really fast.  If you use markers, you need patience. 

So now back to last weekend.  While it rained, I colored - it was so fun!  I just cut out smaller images from the 6 x 6 paper and let the colors talk.  In comes my handsome husband Michael, wanting to know why it was so quiet in my room.  I explained what I was doing, and asked if he colored as a kid. He replied, "well of course I did, didn't everyone?"  Well said husband.  :)  So I asked if he wanted to give it a try.  I put out all the Blends and said it was his paper and he could do what he liked:

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To my surprise, he didn't grab Husker Red aka Real Red, but did get straight to coloring.  (he did find the Red later)  LOL  As you color, you can hold it up to the light to check your work as you go.  Think of this as stain glass on paper!  Well I made him finish it all the way to the end because it was perfect!

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And here are those final projects!

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When we finished - I was smitten with this paper!!  This card was extremely easy to put together because it needed just a simple white background.  What do you think?  When was the last time you stopped, and brought out that inner child who just wants color???  :)

Until next time!

Deseree

 


Now wasn't that easy!

Hello my friends!

Can you believe school is starting again? Crazy!  I love seeing all the photos of 'the first day of school' from friends and family.  I also love that Fall is right around the corner which is my MOST favorite time of the year!!!  

Today I wanted to show you a quick and easy card, that can also be a gift card holder!  This card is so easy to put together and the different occasion ideas are endless.  Here is a preview:

Memories finished

As you can see, I conveniently inserted a gift card in mine.  How cute is that!?!?!  I used the Big Plans Memories and More Card Pack that come with an assortment of 5o cards (3x4 inches and 4x6 inches) as well as stickers and specialty cards that are drop-dead gorgeous!  Here are measurements of what is needed:

Memories and more card

I used Blushing Bride in the example above but be brave, try a new color combo.  Here are a few more ideas:

Memories and more giftcard

The above sample was using the Best Route Memories and More Card pack which I thought would be great for those young adults headed off to college this month.  The verses in the set are so inspiring and would be great to brighten someone's day.  And if that was not enough, how about the upcoming Christmas holidays?!?!

Memories and more holiday

These my friends will be available on September 5th!  The stickers in this kit, (look at the little elf, candy cane, circle sticker, tree and showflakes) are stinkin cute and full of glitter!  These are quick and sure to be a hit with anyone receiving them!  I actually did a Facebook Live video when I created my first sample so if you would like to see, here is that video:

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share what I love!  If you have any questions, please let me know and as always..keep stampin!  :)

Deseree

 


Jeepers I can't believe this is happening?!?!?

Hello all!  I hope you are enjoying the amazing weather wherever you are!  I wanted to take a few minutes of your time, to let you know about this AMAZING deal before it’s gone! In all my years with Stampin Up!, we have never had a deal this good!

Have you ever wanted FREE INK pads?!?!  No, I am not kidding!  Right now, when you sign up to be part of the Stamin Up! family, (and a part of my growing Krumm Cake team!) you will get to choose an entire color group of our newly designed ink pads for FREE!  There is no commitment, no contracts to sign.  Simply pick out $125 worth of your favorite Stampin Up! products, pay $99/plus tax, and then pick out one of these gorgeous families of ink pads for FREE!! 

  Colors

I think my favorite bundle, by far is getting ALL the current In Colors together!!!  They have been some of my favorites and I know you will love them too!  What have you got to lose?  Each ink pad family retails at $67.50 and you are already getting another $26 of product for FREE, so that is an AMAZING deal!  It is so simple to sign up, and you will also save 20% on new product being released to demonstrators only, August 1st.  It is so exciting I can’t stand it!  😊  To cash in on this deal, navigate to:

 http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/desereekrumm/jointhefun

If that was not enough, you will get direct access to my private Krumm Cake group on Facebook, get invites to my team meetings and get exclusive access to Stampin Up! products before they are released publicly!  If you have any questions, please ask but I would thoroughly love having you as part of my team!  Act fact, this promotion is only good until 7/31/2108.

Have a great rest of your day!

Deseree

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How can so much goodness happen in July?!?!?

Hello my stampin friends!  Anyone else surprised that the 4th of July is right around the corner?  Man is summer flying!  I hope wherever you are, you are enjoying the sunshine and some time with family and friends. 

I wanted to take this time to tell you about some extremely amazing deals going on right now with Stampin Up so here we go:

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If having a new catalog was not exciting enough, SU is letting you pick one family of ink pads for FREE, when you sign up to join my happy group of Krumm Cakes!  Yes, you are reading that correctly - One.Entire.Family.of.Ink.Pads.  Let that sink in because that is $75+ of ink pads for FREE!!!!  What is the catch?  Nothing.  To participate in this special, you will first pay $99 for $125 worth of any current products of your choosing.  When you have that picked out, you are not done - go and pick one ENTIRE FAMILY of ink pads for no additional cost!!  If you choose In Colors, you get all 10 current In Colors with this promotion!  And you still get more!!!  You will be part of my ever welcoming, happy group of stampers!!  We have regular meetings at my home where we stamp and share.  You will also get direct access to our private Facebook page where we share, create and ask questions!  It is amazing and would love to have you!  Please feel free to contact me for details.  This is only good to July 31st so don't wait.  :)

Second, FREE PRETTY PAPER!!!  :) 

For the month of July, treat yourself to 3 packs of our gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and you get 1 package FREE!!!!  Yes, FREE!!!  Here are the choices you have:

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The paper this is year is the BEST I have ever seen and so many that I personally want!  LOL  Best time to get that pretty paper!  And if that wasn't enough, everyone who orders in July from me, is getting a package or pretty paper from my personal stash!!  Yes, it is Christmas in July! 

Please let me know if you have ANY questions.  You can email me at mrskrummcake@hotmail.com or call any time - 701-412-7210.  Both deals are too good to pass up so act today!

Happy Stamping!!

Deseree


I am still here - just enjoying the sunshine!!

Hello my stampin friends!  I am sorry that I have been missing my blog posts as of late - talk about 2 months of fun though!!  :) 

June 1st was the launch of our gorgeous annual catalog and let me tell you....I am LOVING IT!!!!  If you follow me on Facebook, you will know that I have received my first 'me order' and got some of my favorites!  If you missed it, check it out below:

The new colors are gorgeous and I am having fun with the new Designer Series Paper because the catalog does not do them justice!  I am going to be featuring some of them at class in July, so please join us.  :)

If you have not received a catalog yet, please let me know and I would be more than happy to get one to you.  If you have ordered over $50 from me in the last six months, you should have received one already so thank you for supporting my business! 

That is all for now, please follow me on Facebook where I am active weekly and have been known to do some giveaways frequently.  (hint, hint)  You can find me under my name or search for Deseree's Doodles and be sure to subscribe to my feed and like my Page so you are notified when I am active. 

Have a great rest of your day!

Deseree


It's a special kind of giveaway!

Have you heard of the new Stamparatus?  (A stampa who?!?!)  LOL  So a few months ago, Stampin Up! had an outstanding launch of the amazing positioning tool called the Stamparatus. This tool is like no other and will help you:

  • create crisp, clear images.
  • correct the action of not having enough ink on your stamp, and getting an incomplete image.
  • create  multiple copies of your beauty designs
  • create multiple step projects easier

And those are just a few!  Because this product was so wildly received, it will not be ready for sale till June 2018 when the new annual catalog is released.  BUT, I have a surprise for you!  I was lucky enough to be part of a team of demonstrators that were selected to be part of the design team for this new tool! (How cool is that?!?!?)  Because of that affiliation, I was one of the first to receive the Stamparatus, AND I was able to get one more secured thru a pre-order so I am giving one away!  Here is a look at the tool:

Stamparatus win

I have had a chance to use mine and let me tell you, it's pretty cool!!!  Only a sampling of demonstrators and customers, were able to get one of these tools so it is a pretty big deal to have one in your possession!  I have come up with a handful of ways you can get qualified to win your very own Stamparatus so let's see what those are:

 

To enter, see the following options for you to earn a chance:

1. If you were watching the live feed of my Facebook Live, on 4/3/2018,... and commented during the live feed, you will receive one entry.

2. If you are a current Krumm Cake member, and you place a $100 minimum order the month of April, as yourself, you will receive one entry.(curious on how you can be part of the team? Please ask!)

3. Place a minimum $50 order on my site before April 20th, using hostess code 79FGEAF6, and you will receive one entry. www.desereesdoodles.com “Shop Now”

4. Be a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber with me, for the month of April and receive one entry. Navigate to www.desereesdoodles.com and use the link on the right to Paper Pumpkin.

5. Pre-pay your May class fee before April 20th and receive one entry. Here is a link to get registered.

6. Make a project, using current Stampin Up! Supplies, and send it to me at:

        660 Hampton Drive E
        Moorhead, MN 56560

        **Doing so will get you FIVE entries!! (Yes, five entries!!)

I will draw a winner on April 21st so do anything you can to get your name entered for this tool that will change the way you stamp! Good luck!

Deseree


When Paper Pumpkin celebrates, we all win!

Hello my friends!

So March is an exciting month for Paper Pumpkin lovers - Paper Pumpkin is turning 5 years old!  If you have never tried Paper Pumpkin, now is the time.  If you have tried it before and cancelled, we will take you back with open arms!  :)  Sign up before March 10th, and you will receive a very special free gift from Stampin Up!  This kit is going to be gorgeous, collectible, and is almost sure to go down in Paper Pumpkin history as an all-time customer favorite! Here is just a few hints they are telling us about the FREE gift:

  • The free gift complements the kit but is not needed to complete the kit.
  • The free gift is exclusive to the March Paper Pumpkin kit and cannot be found anywhere else.
  • The free gift is a crafting product with a wide range of use that can be used on a variety of paper crafting projects.

Well that sounds pretty good to me!  Check out this short video showing some of the amazing kits we have experienced with Paper Pumpkin:

What I love about these kits is the easy to follow instuctions, everything I need is in the box(you may need a pair of scissors but that is it), and it's all prepped, and ready to go!  Now who doesn't love ready and on the go crafting?!? 

Now if this news couldn't get any better...you can earn FREE Saleabration products on top of getting a discount on this red box of goodness! If you prep-pay your Paper Pumpkin for 3 months - this will earn you a Free Saleabration item!  If you prepay for 12 months - this is where things get really crazy....you will get 4 Saleabration items FREE, AND save $2/month on your kit!  (Say what?!?)  Yes!  Here is what could work for you:

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At the very least, I recommend giving it a try for 1 month, which will get you the FREE birthday gift for March.  If you area faithful subscriber, or you already know you are going to love it, maybe think about pre-paying your subscription and treat yourself to the birthday gift AND your choice of 4 free Saleabration items at the first level!  Or, you could really knock it out the park and get two Saleabration items at level 2(did you know there are thinlits at this level that are beyond awesome?!?) 

I hope you consider giving this red box a try - I have been loving it for 3 years and counting and never wanting to shut if off, for fear of missing a gotta have kit!  Give it a try today!

Until next time!

Deseree