Merry Christmas

Hello!  It’s day two of holiday card inspiration!  Today’s card was inspired by a beautiful card I saw on Pinterest created by Teneale Williams.  I adapted my version to accommodate the supplies I had on hand.

MerryChristmasThis was one of the four cards created at my Holiday Jingle event and it was definitely a favorite of many.  The only tricky part was using the Expressions Thinlits to cut out the word “Merry”.  A quick tip for you when using the thinlits is to run them through the Big Shot at least three times.  This should help it to cut all the way through and come out cleanly.

Be Creative, Kristin

Stamping Supplies:
tams# 154

Weekly Deals!

Hello & Happy Tuesday!  We have another week of FAB-U-LOUS deals!  Click on any of the links below the picture and it will take you right to my Stampin’ Up! store to purchase these great deals!

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It’s a Party!! One lucky person will win $25 in hostess benefits!!

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How to win:

1.  Enter an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax) in my online store:

2.  Use hostess code: F7YKASVU when you order to be entered to win.

3.  I will draw a winner one week from today on Tuesday November 12th.  The winner will be announced here and by email.

Be Creative, Kristin


Gratitude Journal

I just returned from a weekend of rest, relaxation, and stamping.  It was fabulous!  I stamped, watched movies, chatted, had some yummy meals together, took a walk, stamped some more, and overloaded on sweets!

I promise to share all of my creations from the weekend with you, but I thought I would start with my favorite project of the weekend.


I saw this idea at the Stampin’ Up! Convention this year.  Sara Douglas demonstrated how she took the Thankful Tablescape Kit and turned it into a book for her family.   This is my version of that idea.

The front page is created on half of the chipboard that comes in the kit.  I also added the Burlap Ribbon and button which do not come in the kit.  Here is a close up of the details on the front of the album.



Each page was made a little bit different and I made one page for our family to write things we are all thankful for and then each of us has a page that we will write our own ideas on. My oldest son can fill out his page on his own and the other two little ones will need help from mom and dad.  I also left a spot for each of our pictures to be added to the page.



You can see for each page I took the place setting and created the folder.  I added some of the  paper to the back of it folder and each name is written in chalk pen on the little chalkboard accents that come with the kit.  Each of the little sheets pull out for them to write on.

maxpageI am planning to bind the whole book together with two jump rings at the top just to keep it simple.  You could easily bind it together with any type of binding system you have.  I will add the other half of the chipboard that came in the kit to the back of it just to keep it stable.

I honestly haven’t scrapped in awhile and it felt SO good to get this accomplished!  The whole weekend was worth it just for this project.  Please let me know if you have any questions on my journal, I’m happy to answer them for you.  For supply links please see Stamping Supplies below.

Be Creative, Kristin 

Stamping Supplies:

tams# 136

Wedding Thanks

I was recently asked to create some thank you cards for a bride-to-be to send out for her wedding.  Did you know you can hire me to create cards for your occasions?  I can create baby shower invites, birth announcements, wedding cards and favors, birthday invites, etc…   I created two different designs in various shades of purple (the wedding colors) and sent them off for approval.


This was the first sample I created for her.  The shades of purple on this card are Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder.  These two shades of purple complement each other well. I used the Stippled Blossoms stamp set.

weddingthanks2This is the second sample I created for her.  This one is in shades of Rich Razzleberry.  To create the two shades I stamped off on the solid image of the flower before stamping it onto my card stock.  Then the outline image is stamped in full force.  This card has a little bling on it with the Rhinestones in the corners, which make it feel elegant.

If you were the bride-to-be which one of these samples would you choose?

Be Creative, Kristin



Make A Wish

Do you ever have a project that starts out looking one way and then ends up completely different than what you imagined? That is how this card ended up for me!  Makeawish

I love the color combination on this card and I pulled it from the Paper Players Color Challenge #136 this week.  The color combination of my card is Rose Red, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, and Pool Party.  I used the stamp set Summer Silhouettes for the flower images and the words come from the Sweet Essentials stamp set.


Did you notice that fun little Soda Pop Top on the card?!  I had the card all finished and really felt like it needed just one more thing…and so I added the Soda Pop Top at the last minute, but I’m so happy I did!  It really adds a fun little detail to this card!

Be Creative, Kristin

Stamping Supplies:

tams# 94


It’s here!!

Wow!  There is so much going on right now at Stampin’ Up!  I am excited to be a part of such an awesome company. First of all the highly anticipated 2012-2013 SU! Catalog is now live!  Check it out online if you don’t have a copy yet and be prepared to start your wish list!  If you want a copy, you can get one this weekend at my Open House from 1-3 both Saturday or Sunday!  If you can’t make it to my Open House just send me a message and I can arrange to get one to you in the mail!

Isn’t it pretty?!  It just begs to be looked at…Check it out HERE!

Be creative!  Kristin