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Saturday, November 25, 2017

One more Card Drive post

Hello friends!
Today I'm posting the last of my Christmas cards
for the Caring Hearts Card Drive.
These are the last of the cards I made,
I ended up with a total of 111 cards to be sent out.
I got together the cards from my friends at
My Happy Place and mailed them all out together.
Between all of us, we sent in over 230 cards for the
card drive.
I'm so thrilled that my friends joined in the fun of
bringing smiles to the faces of those in 
care facilities.
Thanks to:
Danielle, Emma, Judy and Lorraine
for helping out with cards.
Can't wait till my packages come and I can deliver to some 
local homes.
Thanks for stopping in today,
I hope you're having a wonderful day
and getting something made that will 
give someone a smile.


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just wanted to leave a 
Happy Thanksgiving!
for y'all.
I hope you have a lot to be
thankful for.
I know I do.  
There are so many wonderful
people and things in my life.
I have talents that I enjoy
and friends and family that
I love and make me smile.
Here's a blast from the past.
This is a card I made for 
Thanksgiving 2010
I'm also thankful for all my blog friends
who follow my posts.
Even though I don't get a lot of comments,
I know you are there and I 
appreciate you and am so thankful that
you come by to check things out on 
Kristie Kreates.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Card Drive #6

I'm almost done with my cards for the 
Caring Hearts Card Drive.
Of course, by the time this is posted, all the cards
will have been sent and they will be getting organized
to be sent out to those who deliver them.
I'm lucky enough to be one of those people.
Last year I delivered to 4 different homes in my area,
I'm hoping to be able to deliver to 6 this year.
As you can see, I've made most of these in the same design.
Cards don't have to be complicated or take a lot of time to
bring a smile to someone and be appreciated.
The insides have a verse and will be signed by me
and I hope this will give someone a happy 
holiday feeling.




Thanks for checking in to see what I've been creating.
I hope you'll come again soon.
Until then,
make someone smile!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving 4

Happy Fall Y'all!
Fall isn't my favorite season, but I do love 
Thanksgiving! Today I have the last of my 
Thanksgiving cards to show you.
I used Pumpkin Vine Stamp from QKR Stampede
sold through Stamp On It.
Colored with Fantasia Colored Pencils 
The background panel is cork paper from a 
pad a friend gave me.
This image is 
Tree Losing Leaves from Eureka Stamps.
Colored with colored pencils.
This background panel is from a burlap pad,
I have in my stash.
I used the Harvest Basket stamp from 
Eureka Stamps sold though 
Stamp On It, stamped it onto white card stock
and colored it with colored pencils.
The sentiment is
Give thanks, from Biblical Impressions.
This last card was made using 
Also from Eureka Stamps.
Colored with colored pencils.

Thanks for stopping in today.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my 
Thanksgiving card series and will come 
back again soon.
Until then, I hope you have a wonderful
Thanksgiving!



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.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Thanksgiving 3

Hello blog friends.
Are you almost ready for Thanksgiving?
At least my cards are, but I'm not sure about everything else.
Today I have post #3 in my Thanksgiving card series.
This cute guy is 
Eureka Stamps, sold though Stamp On It.
I stamped this image with 
and colored it with my 
This image is Large Cornucopia from Biblical Impressions
sold through Stamp On It
Stamped with Fluid Chalk Ink and colored with
colored pencils.
Inside this card I used
Leaf Stamp from QKR Stampede,
sold through Stamp On It.  I used the rubber stamp, but
apparently they only sell digital of this now.
I did second generations stamping of these leaves.
I inked up the stamp, stamped onto scrap paper
then stamped onto the card. This gives a much more
subtle impression.
For this card I used
from Eureka Stamps,
sold through Stamp On It.
I colored the image with 
Fantasia Colored Pencils
and the sky and ground with 
The Happy Thanksgiving is a sticker that I 
found in my stash.



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.


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Cards for Card Drive 5

Hi!
Here are a few more Christmas cards that I made for the
These 2 were both stamped with VersaMark ink
and embossed with silver embossing powder.
The card on the right was done on black card stock,
the one on the left was done on white card stock that
I used Distress Inks to color.
I like the one with the Distress Inks better,
I think it's a little more natural looking with the
different shades and colors I used, rather than 
a totally black sky. I also liked that the bottom of the
scene looks like snow.
For this card, I has some scraps of paper
that had the trees on it, I fussy cut them and 
adhered them in different layers to give dimensions
to the card.

Thanks for coming to check in and see what I've been up to.
Come again soon, you never know what you'll find on 
Kristie Kreates.


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.


Friday, November 17, 2017

Thanksgiving 1

Thanksgiving will be here soon, so I got busy and 
made some Thanksgiving cards to send out.
Here are the first 2 that I'm going to show you.
For both of them I used 
Large Skeleton Leaf from Biblical Impressions,
sold through Stamp On It
I stamped them with 
to color them.
The "Happy Thanksgiving"
is a stamp I borrowed from a friend.
I left the inside blank to write a personal note
to those I send them to.
So glad you stopped by today.
I hope you're having a wonderful day.
What are you thankful for?




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.