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Monday, October 16, 2017

Halloween Cards

Hello crafters!
It's October, so time to get those Halloween cards ready.
I usually don't send Halloween cards, but
as I've said before, this year I'm trying to send more
cards.  So I decided to make and send some Halloween cards.
Not only to a couple kids, but to adults too.
Here is what I made.
I heat embossed this Sm. Witch 
by Eureka Stamps, sold through 
For the moons, I punched a circle out of card stock
laid it over the black card stock,
smushed the VersaMark Ink pad over the circle hole,
then added gold embossing glitter and heat set it.
On some of the cards I stamped and heat embossed
"Flying by" on the outside,
inside I stamped "to say" with the same silver 
embossing powder and
"Happy Halloween"


For this card I added some 
Ghosts also from Eureka sold through 
Stamp On It.
I attached the witch with an Action Wobble
For this card I used the same Ghost stamp
for the night sky and added some water droplets
to give it a little texture.
I cut the curve on the bottom of the front of the card
For this card I used
from QKR Stampede
sold through 
Stamp On It.
All coloring was done with my 

I'm pretty happy with how these cards all 
turned out and I hope the recipients like them too.
Thanks for stopping by today
I hope you'll come again soon.
My next post, I'll show you the envelopes
I made for these cards to be sent in.
Until then,
Have fun crafting!




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Friday, October 13, 2017

Engagement Card

Hello Friends!
Many of you know that my son, Jaryd, recently got engaged.
He and Sara will be getting married September 29, 2018.
I made this card for them to celebrate their engagement.
The image is
from Eureka Stamps now sold by
I stamped the heart design onto white 
card stock with VersaMark Ink and 
heat embossed it with silver embossing powder.
I then used Distress Ink and an ink blending tool
to cover the entire image with ink.
Once that was done I buffed off any ink that was 
on the silver embossing.
I fussy cut the image leaving a small border 
around the image.
For the background panel, I used a piece of
silver card stock and ran it through the 
Cuttlebug in a heart embossing folder.
I adhered the panel to a white card base and
used foam tape to adhere the Knot Heart to 
the panel.
I love the way the card turned out,
it is perfect for Jaryd and Sara,
as Sara is Irish and Jaryd is part Irish and has
visited Ireland a couple times.
Purple and gray will be their wedding colors.
I think they will like it.

Thanks for stopping by today,
I hope you're having a creative day.
See you next time.



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I am in no way promoting any particular site.


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Crazy Dog Card

Hello friends!
Today is another card from my 
unused stash of goodies.
I love the dogs from the 
They are just so darn cute and bring a smile to 
my face, they have such personality!
I colored this card using my 
watercolor crayons for the dog as well as the
sky and grass.
Inside I stamped this sentiment from the 
from Cas-ual Fridays Stamps.
I added a little Glossy Accents to his nose and tag
to give a little shine.
I also made an envelope, since it is a square card,
Did you know square cards cost more to mail?
I made the envelope a bit larger than the card, in 
a rectangular shape to avoid the extra postage.

Thanks for stopping by to see what I've been up to,
I hope you have a wonderful day and 
create something fun.






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Friday, October 6, 2017

Firefly tag card

Hello crafty people.
Today I have another project to show you
from my stash of unused "stuff"
Quite a while ago I made this tag, but never used it.
I used alcohol inks and deli paper to make the
background paper, then glued it to a manila tag.
I then stamped the images with Versafine Onyx Black Ink
and then the tag sat for a long time.
I decided I wanted to make it into a card.
I used Distress Inks to give a white card base
a different color, then simply adhered the tag
to the card base.
I stamped this so long ago, that I have no idea
about the names of the stamps or even what company 
they are from.
My friend, Jen, absolutely loved this tag
so I decided to make it a card for her.
I stamped this sentiment inside the card with
Color Box Chalk Ink and it wasready to go. 
This sentiment is True Friends and can be purchased
I also made an envelope for this card with my 

Thanks for stopping by today,
I hope you have been inspired in some way.
Maybe you'll dig into your stash of
"stuff" and come out with something
that you started and never finished.
Until next time,
Be Creative!




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see what the products are.
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except where specified,
and you may find better prices elsewhere,
I am in no way promoting any particular site.


Monday, October 2, 2017

Kitty card

hello!
This card I'm showing you today is one I made for 
my Aunt Marilyn.  Aunt Marilyn is my Mom's best friend.
They have been friends for well over 80 yrs.
Aunt Marilyn just turned 94 and I wanted to make a card for her.
She loves cats and this is perfect for her.
If you don't know Jennifer McGuire, you need to go to her
blog and check out her videos.  She is amazing and knows more
techniques than anyone I've ever seen.
I learned this technique from her blog.
I believe she calls it "double embossing"
I used a piece of black card stock, covered it with 
VersaMark Ink then embossed it with clear embossing 
powder.  Next I stamped the cat 
 in VersaMark and embossed it
with silver embossing powder, the same with the hello.
When the second embossing is done over that clear embossing,
the silver kind of sinks into the clear and creates a very cool look.
It doesn't look or feel like 2 layers.
For the inside of the card, I used a set of individual 
tiny letter stamps to stamp 
"peeking in to say' 
from Stamp On It
I wanted the sentiment to pop so I matted it onto
black card stock.
I know my Aunt will love this card that was
made especially for her.

I'm glad you stopped by today.
If you don't already visit
pop over and watch her videos, 
she's really quite amazing.
Come again soon,
Until then I hope you'll 
try something new!








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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Hand made paper card

Hi all!
Here's another card from my "make it from my stash" 
cards.  For this card, I used a water color paper background.
I used water color paints to make the panel and the piece with
the sentiment on it.  This was originally for part of a Christmas 
gift and was left over, so it went into my background papers stash.
Finally I pulled it out and decided to use it.
I combined it with a piece of handmade paper.
My hubby is a photographer and does Art Festivals with his work.
A few year ago I went to a show in Pennsylvania with him and the
woman across from him was selling artwork made from 
handmade paper.  She also was selling pieces of her paper.
Well, I couldn't go home without some of it. This piece
has some shimmery paint on it in gold and copper and it 
is just beautiful.
I used a fairly fine paint brush to brush on some water
in a line where I wanted to tear it, then simply pulled along that
wet line, the paper tears and leaves this very organic edge.
The Happy Birthday sentiment is from 
Stamp On It
Using Brown StazOn ink, I stamped the sentiment
onto a piece of that water colored paper,
trimmed it out, adhered it to a piece of white card stock,
the onto the front of the card.
I think this makes a nice masculine card, although it could
be used for anyone.
Thanks for stopping by today,
I hope you will return soon.
You never know what you'll find on
Kristie Kreates!






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Friday, September 22, 2017

pastel smooching

Hello!
I hope your day is going well.
The card I'm showing you today is one I made
to have on hand for when I need a birthday card.
I used this piece for the background from my stash.
I again used the smooching method to make this background.
I smooched Distress Inks onto a piece of acetate, added water 
then smooched it onto a piece of water color paper, 
to get a beautiful background.
I thought these flowers from 
from 
Stacy Stamps
were perfect to go with this background.
I stamped them with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
colored them with colored pencils and fussy cut them.
They are adhered to the card with different thicknesses 
of foam tape.  The Happy Birthday is from
Stamp On It



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I am in no way promoting any particular site.