Thursday, July 28, 2016

Sweet Cupcake

The best things in life are sweet!  Like my friend BJ who designed this card.  She showed me how to use the Sweet Cupcake laying stamps to make my cupcake look delicious.  Cutting them out was quick and easy because this set comes with thinlits that cut the cupcakes and the word!  Think about how many sweet cards you can make.  Get your bundle today and save 10% 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Shaker Balloon Celebration Card

Shake up any birthday with this amazing, interactive card! Use the circle framelits  to cut a circle in the card base.  Stamp balloons from Balloon Celebration, in your favorite colors.  Next Attach a piece of Stamping' Up! window sheet to the back of the card base using the foam adhesive strips.  (Have you ordered these yet?  They are a must have for shaking things up!  the 9" stripes give a seamless closure in ANY shape!)  Peel off the protective layer, add your sequins and paper snips from the fringe scissors and you are all set to put the paper with the stamped balloons on!  Add a scrap banner and a HAPPY Birthday and your are ready to party!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Spinnin' & Shakin'

Watch while grown adults squeal with delight and marvel at your cleverness with the cards you will make in this class. We will make 3 spinner and 3 shaker cards for $20. Spin your wheels over to pick up a friend and we will shake it up on July 30th at 10:30 AM. Check out the samples and RSVP at www.stampinwithkris.blogspot

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Thoughtful Branches

Get your fingers ready to order this bundle for a limited time,between August 2- 31.  The creative ideas will be limitless with this stamp and thinelit set.  I can't wait to show you the hedgehog that my friend made!  There is still time to take advantage of Bonus Days, happening now until the end of the month.  For every $50 you spend you will get $5 to spend in August!  Take advantage and order those items on your wish list: Balloon Builders, Best Birds, and Touches of Texture, add some of the new in colors: peek a boo peach and flirty flamingo inks and paper and you will have loads of fun creating!  Let me know how I can help and stop on by for a class or two.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Touches of Texture

Here is a taste of summer... For those of you that are gardeners, what flower does this remind you of?  I see tickseed.  For those of you that are artists, what do you see in the splatter?  For those of you that need to color in the lines, this stamp will challenge you!  Truthfully, I have so many stamp sets with "texture" in them that i only bought the set for the dragonfly!  I have to admit the rest of the stamps are growing on me.  I like the soft corners of these stamps.  Check out Timeless Textures and Gorgeous Grunge and let me know which of the three you like the best:

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Perfectly Wrapped Project Kit

I have it all wrapped up!  This all inclusive, Perfectly Wrapped Project Kit was simple and quick to make! All the boxes and bags were measured, cut, and coordinated for me and it included all the cute accents to make them POP!  If you are new to crafting or love giving gifts this kit is prefect.  It includes: 4 kraft bags, 4 cellophane bags, 4 clear acetate boxes with gold foil, 4 cardstock boxes.  Get yours today and I'll help you wrap it all up!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Best Birds - Stamping' Up!

Isn't this card just "tweet"?  I had so much fun using the aqua painter to color this sweet little bird.  I started with a piece of Very Vanilla paper and colored with So Saffron over the entire bird, then used Tip Top Taupe around the head, and finally used some Soft Suede for the tail.  To make the soft background, so the bird would be the main focus of the card, I used the stamp set Touches of Textures. The Duet Banner punch, a Swirl from Swirly Squiggles, a wrap or two of twine and this card is ready to fly off to say, "Happy Birthday"!  To get your supplies go to

Friday, July 15, 2016

Pineapple Sunshine

Hello Sunshine!  I have never been to Hawaii but have always wanted to go.  This is as close as I can get at the moment.  What do you think of this background stamp?  It is going to be a hit!  Nothing says summer like this adorable pineapple.  Pair it up with the Sunshine Wishes Thinilits. The for words, "hope, love, congrats, and sunshine" are a great pair.  Check out your options

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Love You Lots

This blog goes out to my BFF who just became a Grandma, to a beautiful, healthy, baby girl.  This simple but adorable set offers cute critters with sweet sayings to show how much you love someone.  There is a pair of hedgehogs and ladybugs and the frog will make anyone green with envy.  My card features the elephant and mouse.  So sweet!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Country Livin'

One of my friend's created this card for a swap.  I love the colors, textures, and details she used with the Country Livin' stamp set in this card.  It can be hard to create a good guy card, but she nailed this one!  Don't forget to get the Swirly Scribbles & Square Thinilits to make your order complete!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Wild About Flowers

I'm wild about these flowers and this card.  It is always hard to say good bye but with this card it's a little easier.  Simply use a corner rounder on mint macroon, use night of navy ink, and add your favorite designers series paper and you have a card to express your sentiments.  Get all the supplies you need at

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Balloon Celebration

It's Birthday month at my house.  I used the Softly Falling embossing folder to add texture to the back ground to build the balloon bouquet.   When you look closely you will see that two of the balloons are stamped in Pink Pirouette, two on vellum (use Stazon so it doesn't smear, on the sentiment too), and two with the silver glitter.  The Balloon Celebrations stamp set and Balloon Bouquet punch make this a quick and simple card to make.  Get your supplies at

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Gift of Love

Glorious Gladiolus!  While I am waiting for mine to bloom in the garden I didn't have to wait in my craft room.  I made them pop against the peekaboo peach paper by using the new copper embossing powder.  Then to give them the realistic look I used the aqua pen and peekaboo peach ink.  Imagine the smile on the person's face when they receive this beautiful card.  Shop for your supplies now at

Monday, July 4, 2016

Jars of Love

I'm in love with the Stampin' Up Jars of  Love stamp set and thinilits. There are so many things that these cute little mason jars can hold!  What will you fill yours with? Here is another great use for the woodgrain embossing folder.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Jars of Love Filled with Fireflies

Fireworks and Fireflies!  Happy 4th of July!  I created this card for my Jars of Love class that I did last week.  I used the floral stamp , included in the set, to create the background and burlap ribbon  to give the card some texture.  I captured my fireflies but forgot to add the lid so some of the fireflies escaped.  The sentiment is, "You light up my life"  Prefect for my BFF.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Jars of Love (Best Fishes)

No, it's not a typo!  This cute sentiment makes me smile when paired with the fish.  Capture your own fun and put it into the Jars of Love stamp set and thinilits!  If I were to vote on the 2016-17 Stamping' Up! stamp of the year, this would be my #1 pick!  Order  your set today!  Best Fishes, 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Jars of Love (Catching a Fairy)

Happy Summer!  Some people catch fireflies and put them in a jar and some people create fairy gardens.  Me?  I do both but then I use the Jars of Love set and combine it with Fairy Celebration and catch a fairy to put in a jar!  Don't worry I will let her out when you come to create with me!  To purchase these amazing sets go to