Sunday, April 30, 2017

Live, Love, Grow

Succulents are all the rage right now!  I was so surprised to see this set on the retiring list for 2017 from Stampin' Up!  This set is called LIVE, LOVE, GROW PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET.  Don't forget to stock up on the 2016-17 papers, inks, makers, and refills for the In Colors.  When they are sold out they will not be restocked.

Friday, April 28, 2017

From Land to Sea

I have always loved this sweet turtle from the FROM LAND TO SEA CLEAR-MOUNT STAMP SET.  I am sad to see it swimming away on the 2017 Stamping' Up! retiring list.  I loved pairing it with the succulents from the LIVE, LOVE, GROW PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET, because they look like plants you'd see in the ocean.  I chose the sentiment from the KINDA ECLECTIC CLEAR-MOUNT STAMP SET to send off to a dear friend.   All of these sets will be retiring at the end of May 2017.  Don't delay, shop now:

Thursday, April 27, 2017


PAPILLON POTPOURRI WOOD-MOUNT STAMP SET and ME=grateful STAMP SET are all you need to create clean, crisp cards to send out.  I love how the details in each of the butterflies stands out and compliments the font in the words.  Pick out your favorite colors and make your butterflies your own.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Stars of Graduation

Do you have a graduate in your family or a few parties to attend?  My guess is yes, so you need the supplies to make this card:

April Card Class Samples

Don't miss the fun on Friday, April 28th at 5:30 or Saturday at 10:30. All the cards will feature retiring stamp sets! I've done all the prep work for you so bring a friend and have some time to relax and create! $1 a card or free with a qualifying order. Please RSVP the day you will come!

Monday, April 24, 2017

April Paper Pumpkin Kit Unpacked

Don't worry, I won't leave you out!  You can get a present from me too!  Be a first time subscriber to Paper Pumpkin in May and you get a present from me!  Sign up at and choose me as your demonstrator.   The first time you do this you will need to go to my store, and choose paper pumpkin and add the code.  Then you will get your paper pumpkin shipped to your door in May!  Make sure you do this before May 10th!!  You can get it each month or skip a month. You can even send it as a gift to someone else with a 1, 3, 6 or 12 month subscription!!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Gate Fold Succulents

This card fold is called, Peek A Boo Gate Fold is made with SUCCULENT GARDEN DESIGNER SERIES PAPER and  OH SO SUCCULENT PHOTOPOLYMER BUNDLE are the pieces that bloom on this card.  To create this gate fold card you will cut a piece of cardstock at 7 3/4" x 5 1/2"  Cut Whisper White cardstock: 4" x 5 1/4" (inside piece) and (2) strips of whisper white cut at: 1 1/2" x 5 1/4" SUCCULENT GARDEN DESIGNER SERIES PAPER : (2) pieces cut at: 1 1/4" x 5" SCORING: laying it long edge in paper cutter- score at 1 3/4" and 6" .  Use the LAYERING SQUARES FRAMELITS DIES.  Mom's gonna love it!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Z Fold Mediterranean Moments

Cut the Real Red card base at 4 1/4 x 8 1/2"
Score 2 1/8" and 4 1/4"
Add Pop of Pink Designer cut at 2" x4"
Cut a piece of Real Red at 3 3/4" x 4 and the Whisper White at 3 1/2" x 3 3/4"
Use more Pop of Pink and the Layering Circles and attach the MEDITERRANEAN MOMENTS CLEAR-MOUNT STAMP SET image on the Layering Hearts.

Cut the Real Red card base at 4 1/4 x 8 1/2"
Score 2 1/8" and 4 1/4"
Add Pop of Pink Designer cut at 2" x4"
Cut a piece of Real Red at 3 3/4" x 4 and the Whisper White at 3 1/2" x 3 3/4"
Use more Pop of Pink and the Layering Circles and attach the MEDITERRANEAN MOMENTS CLEAR-MOUNT STAMP SET image on the Layering Hearts.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Stamping' Up! Rose Garden

Happy Birthday to me!  I received this wonderful card from my friend, Rhonda, last weekend!  She used the ROSE GARDEN THINLITS DIES to cut out the rose template and the SPONGE DAUBERS to create the soft shading of the rose and the leaves.  Make one for your friend!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Lift Me Up

Pack your basket with the LIFT ME UP CLEAR-MOUNT BUNDLELACE DOILIESNEUTRALS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER STACK , the BIG SHOT and a pair of PAPER SNIPS and you are all set to float away creating all kinds of light and airy cards like this one!  Contact me today to reserve your copy of the 2017-18 Stampin' Up! Catalog!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Paper Piecing With Country Livin'

Take off your muddy boots and head into the craft room with the COUNTRY LIVIN' CLEAR-MOUNT STAMP SET.  Have you tried the the paper piecing technique?  It is super easy.  Just stamp your favorite image on your favorite Designer paper and cut it out!  All the details are still there!  you can even do this by stamping and image directly on the card and stamp it again on your favorite Designer Series Paper and only cut the part of the image you want to be enhanced with the Designer Series Paper.  I use this technique and others in my classes.  Check when I am having my next one and RSVP

Monday, April 17, 2017

Stamping' With Kris Summer Schedule

Greetings Crafters,

Here are 2 peeks into the new 2017-18 Stamping' Up! Catalog!  I can't wait for you to see what's inside!  I will be ordering my boxes of catalogs the first week of May.  Please RSVP for your Free copy and you will receive a coupon good for $10 off your first order!

My goal for the next 6 months is to have 1 new person come to each of my classes.  Who can you invite?  Here are some questions I have for you:
Summer is coming and I will be available more for workshops (your house, my house or online), this is a terrific way to get some FREE product.  You don't have to lift a finger, I will do all the work!  I also want to know what days of the week and times of days work best for you to come to some classes.  Let me know so we can spend some time together!  Don't forget to check with a friend or two so they can come with you! 

As always, thanks for the support you give me!

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(♥ ¸.·´ (¸.♥ ·´ .¸.♥ Kris
Live, Laugh, Love

Daisy Sneak Peek

What says summer more then a daisy?  You are going to love this new stamp set and coordinating punch from Stampin' Up!  Request your 2017-18 catalog, from me, today!  Stay Tuned for more amazing growth with this set!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Foxy Friend's Side Kick

Foxy Friend has a new friend!  Isn't he cute?  The best part is there are thinlits that cut out this clever guy and some of his other friends right out of the Designer Series Paper.  If you can't get enough of it don't worry because there is a stamp set that goes with it!  Stay tuned  for more!  I'd be happy to save you your own catalog, just let me know!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Cool Treats Present

Nothing could be better then getting a present in a card, but is this card the present?  Using the COOL TREATS PHOTOPOLYMER BUNDLE I was able to stamp and cut the present and bow.  They are mounted on STITCHED SHAPES FRAMELITS DIES and LAYERING SQUARES FRAMELITS DIES.  And to add the playful colors I used the TASTY TREATS SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER.  Write a comment and I'll send you a paper or ribbon sampler!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Cool Treats Sparkle

Ready to sing Happy Birthday?  Can't be there to celebrate?  Send this card and you will create a smile on someone's face!  Use the COOL TREATS PHOTOPOLYMER BUNDLESTITCHED SHAPES FRAMELITS DIES, DAZZLING DIAMONDS GLIMMER PAPER and your favorite color from the 2015-2017 IN COLOR DESIGNER SERIES PAPER STACK and you are ready to begin!  Cut the base of the card  at 4 1/4" x 9 3/4". Cut the accent paper at 5 /14" x 1 1/2"    Score at 5 1/2"  Add Add a splash of color to add dimension to the ice-cream using SPONGE DAUBERS and your key colors!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams

If you are anything like me you will be watching for this card to take flight!  The details in the dragonflies wings are amazing and yet so simple to create!  Get yourself a BIG SHOT so you can use the DETAILED DRAGONFLY THINLITS DIES , STITCHED SHAPES FRAMELITS DIES, and the PETAL BURST TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING .  The pick your favorite colors and you are ready to fly!

Stampin' Up! Retiring List 2016-17

It's here! The Stamping' Up Retiring list for the 2016-17 catalog. Products go quickly so make your wish list and bring it with you to one of my classes (your class is free with an order!) or contact me to be certain you get all you want and need!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Jars of Love with Lady Bugs

Happy Spring Everyone!  One of my favorite customers wanted a birthday card for her neighbor.  She wanted to personalize it with ladybugs so we pulled out my LOVE YOU LOTS WOOD-MOUNT STAMP SET and JAR OF LOVE PHOTOPOLYMER BUNDLE and we created this fun card!  What do yo think?

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Basket Bunch

Don't look now, but I just spotted the Easter Bunny! I love that the bunny looks just like the chocolate ones!  Get him in the BASKET BUNCH PHOTOPOLYMER BUNDLE.  And look at the detail of the STITCHED SHAPES FRAMELITS DIES.  Send your Easter sweetie this cute card!  You better hop on over to my site and get yours today!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Mediterranean Moments

Are you looking for a touch of the Mediterranean in your life?  Then theMEDITERRANEAN MOMENTS CLEAR-MOUNT STAMP SET is for you!  The FLORAL BOUTIQUE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER does all the work in this card.  All you need is NIGHT OF NAVY 8-1/2" X 11" CARDSToCK and NIGHT OF NAVY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD.  Get your supplies with me at

Monday, April 3, 2017

Cool Treats

This sundae surprise looks complicated to make but it is easy as put a cherry on the top.  All you need is the   COOL TREATS PHOTOPOLYMER BUNDLE and it will do the work for you. I cut the base at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" and the TASTY TREATS SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER at 5 1/4" x 4.  The flip up part of the card is cut at 8 1/2"x2" and scored at 4 1/4".  The  LACE DOILIES add the old fashion ice cream shop charm. shop now at

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Lift Me Up!

Do you know someone that could use a little lift?  Maybe someone did something nice for you when you were down?  The LIFT ME UP CLEAR-MOUNT BUNDLE is the perfect set to have on hand to make this adorable card.  I used the SUNBURST THINLITS DIE as a backdrop with MINT MACARON 8-1/2" X 11"