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Monday, November 19, 2018

Sun Glasses

Welcome!
Today I'm showing you one of the
projects that I did for Jaryd and Sara's wedding.
Since the wedding was outside, 
they ordered sunglasses for all the wedding party.
They asked me to personalize them for everyone
with names and what part they were had the wedding party.
These were the attendants on Sara's side.
These are the attendants on Jaryd's side.
They all looked great in their sunglasses.
Thanks for spending time with me today,
come again soon.
You never know what you'll find on
Kristie Kreates!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Nursery School

Hi all and welcome!
Since my son just got married, I thought it would be
a good time to show y'all this layout of him in nursery school.
As you can tell, I'm WAY behind on my scrapbooking.
To be fair, I wasn't scrapping when my kids were little,
so things are a bit late, but I think I have all his school
pictures done now.
I loved that they let me have a picture taken with him
at their photo day.
If you click on the pictures you can see them larger
and his best man at the wedding is in the class pictures.
Best man, Brian, is in the top row, 2 away from the teacher.
In this picture, Brian is in the back row, right in front of
the teacher.
Best buddies since they were 3 yrs old.

Thanks for stopping by today.
I hope you will pop in again soon.
Until then,
Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Practice Hair

Practice hair,
Have you heard of it?
Today's layout is about going for "practice hair"
Most of the girls had never had the hair stylist that
Sara uses to have their hair done.
So one day we all went to have April do their hair,
and see if they liked what she did.
Here are the 4 girls from the wedding party,
with their hair done.
For each girl I wanted to do something a little different
for their pictures and layout.
To see the pictures better, click on them and they
will enlarge for you.
Bride
Sara had a practice session too, since she doesn't 
wear her hair up, ever!
Her background piece is made using alcohol inks
on silver card stock.
The embellishment along the sides, I designed
and cut with my Silhouette.
Her sister, Maid of Honor
This background was made with alcohol inks on
deli paper. the border and the heart embellishment,
were cut on my Silhouette.
And that layout isn't as crooked as it looks,
sorry about the bad picture.
My daughter
Best Lady
For this background I used some embossed paper.
I used an ink blending too to add Distress Ink 
to the raised areas.  I cut out some of the flowers
from the inked paper as embellishments.
Bridesmaid
This background is 2 different papers that I cut into
strips and then wove together.
For the embellishments I cut the vines, leaves and flowers
with my Silhouette to mimic the flowers in her hair.
Bridesmaid
And finally, one of my favorite techniques.
I stamped and heat embossed with clear embossing powder,
then used Distress Ink to ink over the embossing.
Buffing with a clean cloth helps remove any ink on
the embossed areas, so they show up nice and white.
I cut pieces from the same pattern to 
use for embellishments.
I'm very happy with how these layouts turned out.
I had a lot of fun doing the different techniques for 
each layout.
I hope you've enjoyed these layouts and are inspired in
some way to try something new and different.
Thanks for coming by and spending time here.
Come again soon!
Until next time,
Think Outside the Box!



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see what the products are.
I didn't necessarily purchase from these sites,
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and you may find better prices elsewhere,
I am in no way promoting any particular site.



Monday, November 5, 2018

Beautiful Fall Engagement Pictures

Hi all!
Today I have another layout for Jaryd and Sara's 
wedding scrapbook.
This one has some beautiful fall pictures from their
engagement photos.

I'm trying to do some different techniques and
embellishments for their layouts.
For this one, I made a sign to mimic the one
that they made, shown in some of the picture.
The proportions are a bit different, but
I think it came out cute.
 I also used Distress Inks in fall colors
to color some paper, then stamped the large flower 
and leaves onto that paper.
I then fussy cut them to add to the layout.
I love how the overall layout turned out,
I think the flower and leaves are just the right
addition to bring it all together.

Thanks for popping in,
I hope you've been inspired in some way today.
Come again soon.
Until then,
try something a little different on your
layouts and/or cards.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Bridal Fair

Welcome to Kristie Kreates!
Today I'm showing you a layout I did for 
Jaryd and Sara's wedding scrapbook.
This one is about the Bridal Fair that we attended.
We had such a great time and found the photographer and
baker that we used for the wedding.
What's going on in that picture of me?
We were walking through the fair and I felt something
odd on my arm.  Low and behold there was a sock up my sleeve.
Guess it was stuck there from the laundry.  I promptly
removed it, handed it to Jaryd, he stuck it in hit pocket
and no one was the wiser.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you'll come again soon.
I'll be showing more layouts for the wedding book as
well as cards and other things I'm working on.
Until next time,
happy crafting!

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Ink Lift Card

Welcome to Kristie Kreates!
Have you tried the Alcohol Lift Ink yet?
If you haven't you should give it a try.
Well, that is if you use alcohol inks.
I love my alcohol inks, especially for making backgrounds.
When the Alcohol Lift Ink came out
I knew I needed to give it at try.
This is a card I made for my Aunt Marilyn.
Her 95th birthday was the same day my 
son got married.  Unfortunately, she lives in
 North Carolina and we are in Western New York,
so she wasn't able to attend.
I thought a fall themed card would be perfect for her.
There are a lot of video's out there showing how to use the
alcohol lift ink, so I won't go into detail about it.
I will say I used a glossy silver card stock,
made a background with a few different colors of
alcohol ink and stamped with several leaf stamps from
my stash of stamps.
I heat embossed the Happy Birthday with silver embossing powder,
mounted it onto silver card stock and layered them all
onto a matching card base.
If you haven't tried this cool ink, you should.
It's so much fun to work with and gives a very impressive
look to any card or project you make with it.
Here's a link to some videos on YouTube
showing techniques with this amazing product.

Thanks for stopping by today, 
come again soon.
Until then,
watch some videos and give 
something new a try.




Note the links are only to give a reference so you can
see what the products are.
I didn't necessarily purchase from these sites,
except where specified,
and you may find better prices elsewhere,
I am in no way promoting any particular site.



Thursday, October 25, 2018

Partners In Crime and Save The Dates Layouts

I love my kids!
Hello crafty friends!
Today I have a couple layouts to show you.
These will be going into the wedding scrapbook(s) for 
Jaryd and Sara.
I love the pictures in this layout, because they show the 
fun loving and playful side of my kids.
These are all pictures that were taken by Sara's Mom, Yvonne,
during their engagement picture session with her.
Kelsie and Jaryd have always been close, 
these pictures remind me how close they are
and how goofy they can be at times.
Making the Save The Dates was a big project that 
Sara and I did together.
We designed them together and assembled them 
together.  It was so much fun being able to 
work with her and be involved in so much.
Jaryd also came by to lend a hand.
Working on these with Sara was a joy,
she had most of the ideas about what they wanted
and I knew how to make it happen.
When working on the layouts for the wedding book,
I've been trying to think outside the box a little bit.
I want to incorporate more stamping in the scrapbook, 
as well as different techniques.
In this one about the Save The Dates,
I did some stamping on the layout, as well as
stamping the title.
Not all that outside the box, but I think you'll see 
more creativity in some of the future layouts
that I'll be showing you.
Do you ever use stamping on your 
scrapbook layouts?

Thanks for stopping by today,
hope you have been inspired in some way.
Until next time,
think outside the box and try
something a little different!