Monday, September 1, 2014

Make It Monday At The Kraft Journal "Ruffles"

Happy Labor to everyone and welcome to another Make It Monday challenge at The Kraft Journal! This week's challenge theme is "ruffles", So add something ruffly to you creation this week! I have this beautiful wide eyelet trim from Webster's Pages that just makes my heart leap, so I decided to incorporate it into my card today.
I made a simple and rustic card for fall using my go to card layout and my all time favorite fall colored paper. It's from the Lost And Found Sunshine 6x6 paper pad by My Mind's Eye. I have probably finished off 3 of these pads over the last few years! I picked one up every time I saw them. Too bad they're discontinued,but you can still find them around the web. There's a link in my supply list below if you are interested. The little tag reads, "I Love Fall". here's a closeup of it.
It smeared a bit, but I left it as is . I think it adds to the rustic handmade look. The bird die cut is from a Jenni Bowlin punch and made from Vintage Music sheets from the Kraft Outlet store. All links to the items I used in this card are at the bottom of the post
I hope you'll join us this week and link up your projects using the inspiration theme,  use something kraft or any item that can be purchased at The Kraft Outlet store.Remember, all followers of The Kraft Journal blog who link up their projects are entered into a monthly drawing for a $15 voucher from The Kraft Outlet. You also have the chance to have your work featured on Feature Me Friday. Hope to see you there!

 I would also like to add that I'm currently taking a survey of my readers to see what types of projects and content they would like to see on Kristi's Paper Creations. Leaving a suggestion in the comments earns you an entry for an awesome giveaway! Click here to go to that post. Thanks!♥  

Supplies not listed below- gold pearls from Mon Ami Gabby. I cannot find an online source for these. They were purchased by my from a Scrapbook Expo, where they were a vendor. If you have  one in your area soon, they may be there.The jute twine was from the Kraft Outlet,but is no longer available.




Paper Sweeties September Inspiration Challenge #23 - 'Pretty Pumpkins'

Good morning and welcome to another Monthly Inspiration Challenge at Paper Sweeties! It's finally September and Autumn will be upon us soon,woot woot! I'm looking forward to some cooler weather and pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks! I hope the new challenge theme this month will set you in an early Autumn mood!
The colors are soft and sweet, but the pumpkins say, hurry Fall! Here's my take on the inspiration:

I used stamps from the Autumn Blessings and the Give Thanks stamp sets that were released last fall. I used a digital cut file for the pumpkin and covered it in  Rock Candy Distress Glitter to give it a frosty look. I've also used seam bindings in Mint and Raspberry that are available in the Paper Sweeties store. Links to all products used are at the bottom of this post.

Use the link list below to see what the challenge inspiration team has for you:
                                                 September Guest Designer: Jill Norwood





 To join in on the fun, all you have to do is  CREATE a NEW project based on the current inspiration graphic using any of your favorite crafty supplies — PLUS use at least one Paper Sweeties stamp, die, embellishment or complimentary digital image!  Use this month’s graphic as a starting point for your project — be inspired by one or more of the colors, shapes, theme — anything goes … most important — HAVE FUN and let our photo inspiration spark your creativity!
Our challenge will run for the entire month. You can play along as many times as you wish — the more times you play, the more chances you have to win! The challenges will end at 12 pm EST on the last day of each month.

 I would also like to add that I'm currently taking a survey of my readers to see what types of projects and content they would like to see on Kristi's Paper Creations. Leaving a suggestion in the comments earns you an entry for an awesome giveaway! Click here to go to that post. Thanks!♥ 

Supplies used not listed below-Pumpkin cut file can be found here. Tiny heart button-Recollections.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I Can't Believe It's Been Four Years!

I missed it by a month, but my fourth blogging anniversary came at the end of July! It's been an exciting trip and I'm constantly amazed at how far I've come as a card maker. I've spent countless hours watching tutorials, reading other blogs and trying to improve my skills in design as well as execution. I've set goals: many I met,others did not gel. Oh well, that's OK, I've given myself permission to fail!

I've made many friendships here, as part of design teams and with my wonderful readers. It's been so much fun! I admit, there are times when my creativity has hit a block and I've stepped away from blogging for months at a stretch. I think everyone needs time to recharge. I've even had moments that I wanted to quit completely,just sell all my crafting supplies and move on to something else.

Then I realized that I'm really at my happiest creating something, anything! So I'm sticking around for a while longer!
 Ok, I've said all this to get to this; I need your input!  I would like to expand my offerings here at Kristi's Paper Creations! I would like to do some regular features and perhaps some tutorials (maybe YouTube videos?)  What would you like to see here? Product reviews? Tutorials? More cards? I'm open to any suggestion. I'm also sweetening this deal! Anyone who responds in the comments with a helpful suggestion or request will be entered into a drawing for a $50 e-gift certificate from A Cherry On Top!




 How's that for a deal? I have disabled anonymous comments for spam purposes. If you don't have a Blogger account and would still like to participate, please use the 'contact me' link at the top of the page to shoot me an email. I will announce the winner in approximately two weeks, on or about September 10th.
The winner will recieve the e-gift card by email, so you must have a valid email address to win! A Cherry On Top ships worldwide, so if you are international, you are eligible. Please note that all shipping charges,VAT or customs fees are your responsibility. I am not responsible for any issues that result in the use of the e-gift certificate. It will be considered a gift from me:) I am not affiliated with A Cherry On Top in any way, just a satisfied customer!

Since you come here to see cards, I've got one for you! This card was published in the November 2013 issue of CARDS magazine, as part of a feature on sewing:
Thanks for stopping by!

Kristi♥

Monday, August 18, 2014

Make It Monday At The Kraft Journal

Good Monday to you! It's time for a new challenge at The Kraft Journal. This week we're having a color challenge. It's an unusual color palette, but oh so pretty!
Here is my take on the colors, I think I came pretty close.


The colors reminded me of a butterfly for some reason,so I found some patterned paper in my stash and made a bright and cheerful butterfly card using Blackboard Tags and some green cord from the Dark Jewel Hemp Cord pack. I started with a white 4.25x5.5 inch card base. I  layered a purple card stock panel and a butterfly patterned paper panel on the front.I used a border punch to cut a pink paper rectangle and then layered it below a yellow polka dot patterned paper rectangle.I embossed the sentiment in white onto the Blackboard Tag. I adhered it with foam tape at a slight angle onto the front of the card. I then embellished it as shown with a butterfly, paper roses and enamel dots.
 I hope you'll join us this week and link up your projects using the inspiration theme,  use something kraft or any item that can be purchased at The Kraft Outlet store.Remember, all followers of The Kraft Journal blog who link up their projects are entered into a monthly drawing for a $15 voucher from The Kraft Outlet. You also have the chance to have your work featured on Feature Me Friday. Hope to see you there!