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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Birthday Card For Mom

Hello crafty friends!
Today is my Mom's 91st birthday!
She is an amazing woman and one of the 
strongest and kindest people I know.
I wanted to make her a card, so I 
used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the 
Happy Birthday on black card stock.
I covered a scrap piece of white card stock with 
1" wide double sided tape, like Score Tape.
I pulled all the backing off the tape and stuck it to the
back side of the black piece so the sticky part was against the 
Happy Birthday cut out.
I sprinkled glitter over the sentiment,
the glitter stuck to the tape,
I shook off the extra and burnished it with 
my finger.  This helps to be sure it sticks and
gives it a nice shine.
You can see a little more of the shine in the 
picture below.
I punched out some flowers with a coordinating paper
and put "pearls" in the centers to finish off the front panel.
It was then adhered to a white card base.
This didn't turn out exactly as I had envisioned it,
but I do like it and hopefully she will too.

Thanks for stopping by today,
come again soon.
Until then, Happy Crafting!

Friday, November 20, 2015

SSS prize

Hello crafty friends!
In October on
I love a good blog hop, so I hopped along
and commented on all the blogs.
There was some wonderful inspiration and fabulous
 ideas, techniques and tips.
A few days after the hop was finished, 
I was surprised to find that I had won one of the 
prize packages.
This is what I received in the mail a week or so later.
It's one of their card kits.
I was thrilled to win this kit and knew I'd be able to put
all these goodies to good use.
There is an "inspiration sheet" that comes with the kit
that shows 6 cards that Kristina Werner made with the
supplies in the same kit.
How could I go wrong?
A kit from a company I love and 
inspiration from one of my favorite designers!
The other day I made a couple cards and barely put a dent
in the supplies.
I used strips of various papers to make this
pretty card.  
"What A Beautiful Day" was stamped
Some of the strips were adhered with foam tape 
to give a little dimension to the card.
This second card is very clean and simple.
With the beautiful papers in the kit,
I couldn't go wrong,
a few thin strips of paper and the
"Just a note" stamp made for a quick and
easy card.

Thanks to 
Simon Says Stamp
for the great prize they sent me!
If you aren't familiar with them,
pop over to their blog linked above or to there 
where you'll find just about anything you will need 
for paper crafting and more.

I'm glad you stopped by today,
I hope you will come again soon.
Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Fixing an angel

One day a little while ago, I got a phone call
from my friend, Diane.
She was asking a favor, she needed an angel "fixed"
Some of the ladies in her church, look for 
Christmas decorations at garage sales,
then they "fix" them and sell them at their
annual bizarre. 
Someone had picked up this angel, she is 
actually in pretty nice shape, but was holding a 
really ugly poinsettia.
Diane removed it and needed something 
for her to hold.
Of course, the first one she thought of was her 
A scroll, perhaps?
Of course, I can make a scroll.
I created a file and cut the words and "scroll" 
with my Silhouette Cameo.
I covered the back sheet with double sided adhesive tape
and adhered it to the back of the cut out scroll.
I covered the words with gold glitter,
since the back piece was covered with the adhesive,
the glitter stuck to it.
I burnished it with a bone folder to be sure it was
stuck down nice and secure and wouldn't flake off.
I used my bone folder to curl the ends and 
low and behold I had a scroll for the angel.
Here she is with her new scroll.
And a closer picture.
Here is a close up showing the scroll from 
an angle to show how it curls and how the words 
I didn't glue the scroll into the angel's hands,
I think Diane wants to fuss with her a little bit more, 
then she'll glue it on with some hot glue.
I think this is a pretty good "fix"

Thanks for stopping by today.
I hope you've learned something or been inspired 
to fix something yourself.
I hope you'll stop by again soon.
Until next time, Happy Crafting!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Santa Shaker Card

Today I have another shaker card for you.
I used "Santa Snowman" from QKR Stampede
for this card.
I colored him with colored pencils and fussy cut him.
He is adhered to the acetate with 
I also used this glue to adhere the acetate to the 
back of the frame.
I used a double thickness of foam tape to create
the space for the sequins.
I added a few sequins to the outside of the
acetate to give a little dimension and so there would
always be a few sequins around the Santa.
I also used some Clear Wink of Stella on the
white part of Santa's hat for a little shimmer and shine.
You can see in the top picture, I'm having a little
trouble with the sequins sticking to the foam tape.
I did use my anti static powder tool to take away the
stickiness on the side of the tape, but guess I didn't 
use quite enough.
Next time, I'll use more and maybe it will
work better for me.
It's a cute card anyway.

Thanks for stopping in,
hope I'll see you again soon.
Have you ever made a shaker card?
Why not give it a try?

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Share Handmade Kindness Challenge Week #2

During the month of November
Jennifer McGuire is hosting a 
Share Handmade Kindness Challenge.
Be sure to check it out at
This weeks challenge was "Community"
I decided to thank our mail carrier with a little gift.
I wrote a note in a handmade card saying,
"Cold weather is on the way,
use this to warm up.
Thank you for your service to our community."
I enclosed a gift card for 
Tim Hortons
which is a coffee shop and cafe.
I put the card on the mailbox where it couldn't
be missed and it was gone when I got home,
so guess he found it.

Thanks for stopping by today.
I hope you'll join in the challenge to
Share Handmade Kindness.
See you again soon.

Joy Shaker Card

Hi y'all!
It's that time of year and today I have another 
Christmas card to show you.
I wanted to make a shaker card and decided to use the
"Joy" stamp from QKR Stampede
I stamped, colored with colored pencils and fussy cut the
JOY and adhered it to a piece of acetate with 
I cut the window and adhered the acetate to the back
of the window and used foam tape to 
create the space for the sequins.
I think I would have liked more sequins in this shaker.  
Ah well, live and learn, right?!?!
I think it turned out nice anyway.

Thanks for stopping in to see what I'm up to.
Have you started your Christmas cards yet?
I'm ahead of the game this year.
I finished most of mine a couple weeks ago,
and now I'm working on a few extras that I know I'll
end up needing.
With these I'm just having fun creating them.

Have fun with whatever you are creating,
I know I am.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Sharing some more quince

Last week I shared
A different kind of fruit
with you.
Well, the quince supply is dwindling.
I decided to try some cobbler.
All the cobbler recipes I found with quince also contained
apples, so off to the store I went.
Of course I did find a whole bunch of other things to 
purchase while I was there, but that's a whole other story.
Here is what my cobbler looked like, and I must say
it was pretty tasty.
We had an all day crop at My Happy Place on Saturday, 
so I took it with me.
Unfortunately, none of it got eaten.
Not because people didn't want to try it,
but because it was my birthday and my lovely friend,
Danielle, brought in an ice cream cake for us to
celebrate with.
So my cobbler came home with me.
I even had squirty whipped cream to put on it.
That's okay, the ice cream cake was so good and
I got to have some cobbler this afternoon for lunch.
So if you ever find yourself with a bunch of quince,
make some cobbler, top it with whipped cream and
dig in.

Thanks for stopping by today,
come again soon.
You never know what you'll find on 
Kristie Kreates!