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!


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Paper Sweeties August Release Rewind!

Happy Saturday! I hope you've got some great plans this weekend!We're enjoying a break from the heat and humidity down here in Georgia, a rarity in mid August! We're savoring it by spending the cool evenings having drinks on the patio!
 Today is the last day of the August release from Paper Sweeties. I hope you've been enjoying all of the beautiful inspiration the Paper Sweeties designers had for you so far. I have another colorful fun card for you today.
I really like the large sentiments in the You Are Fab set. There are plenty of sweet sentiments to mix with the 'you are' prefix. Check it out below.
I'm sure you'll find many uses for this versatile set.I've also used some seam binding in Oatmeal and Raspberry, some Green Apple Baker's Twine and Sequins in Raspberry and Green Apple. These items are also available in the Paper Sweeties shop. Links to everything I've used here are at the end of the post. Just click on the picture of the item to be taken to the store.

Hop over to see what the Paper Sweeties designer have for you today:



You Are Fab
Hello Friend
Party Time
Be Happy

Sweet Cuts - Party Time
Sweet Cuts - Be Happy
I appreciate you coming along with us for this release, I hope you've found some new stamps and dies for your crafting stash! See you again real soon!♥

Friday, August 15, 2014

Paper Sweeties August Release Party!

TGIF and welcome to the Paper Sweeties August Release Party. All of the new items are live in the shop and waiting on new homes in your stamp collection! We're continuing on with  our inspiration projects for the release. Today's card is probably my favorite so far.
My card for you today is sort of a cute meets shabby chic style. The flowers and leaves are from Party Time. I stamped them in  shades of pink and blue and green, then used the matching Sweet Cuts dies to cut them out. The awesome banner and sentiment are from Hello Friend. I think these flowers are my favorite part of the release hands down! Links to all the supplies used are at the end of the post.

More inspiration is just a click away:


New Products & Links:

You Are Fab
Hello Friend
Party Time
Be Happy

Sweet Cuts - Party Time
Sweet Cuts - Be Happy
 I appreciate your visit today! Come back tomorrow for the Release Rewind!