Saturday, July 31, 2010

90 Followers and a Watermark!

I have 90 wonderful followers. I hope you know how much I appreciate you and all of the wonderful comments that are left on my blog.

I love to craft, and I really love to share it with my blogging friends. And I do mean friends. Out of this experience I have been able to get to know some wonderful ladies. In once BBF (Best Blog Friend) is now one of my best real life friends!

I want to do a giveaway when I hit 100 followers! I have been collecting some wonder "papercrafting goodness" (as Beth would say) to give away to one of you.

Be sure to come and visit me at Papercraft Star and ScrapTiffany and play along with all of the challenges.
It's always lots of fun and there is tons of great inspiration.

Cross your fingers and help me get to 100...and we will have a party...a paper crafting giveaway party!!

Okay, on to the watermark. The photo program I have on my MAC doesn't make a watermark. I was ready to pay for PhotoShop, just for that reason alone. THEN, I found out I could download a "plug-in" for iPhoto to make a watermark....and it's FREE!

Here is a sample:

Rick's Retirement BBQ
June 19, 2010

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

365 Cards - Sketch

As I was doing my usual coffee and blog surfing this morning, I saw the new sketch on 365 cards. I thought it was cute and decided to give it a try.

This is my card for today....

I know I know, a teacher card...already. But, hey school is just around the corner. I thought I would go ahead and start my collection of teacher cards.

I really like how it turned out, I hope you enjoy!

Interested in what I used?
Here's the list:
Kraft CS - StampinUp!
DP - Basic Grey, Offbeat collection
Chipboard Apple - Basic Grey, Offbeat collection
Chipboard Buttons - Scenic Route
Ink - Tsukineko Brilliance, Coffee Bean
Hemp Cord - Crafters Square
White Gel Pen - Uni-ball Singo
Sentiment - Taylored Expressions

Monday, July 26, 2010

Black and White Photos

Happy Monday!!

It's time for another challenge over at Scrap Tiffany! Have you been joining in the fun??
This week Tiffany challenged us to use black and white photos. I love the picture that I used. It was taken while I was visiting my BBF, Beth. Her goat, Yuri, was a total sweetheart! The photo was taken in color, then turned into black and white, and then pink was added back in to my shirt. I think it looks super cool.
Here is the layout that I came up with using this adorable photo...

Isn't he adorable!?!
OMG, I wanted to bring him home!

Be sure to head on over to Scrap Tiffany and see what some of the other fabulous designers came up with using Black and White photos.
Be sure to join in on the fun!!

Interested in what I used?
Here's the list...
DP - Jilliebean Egg Drop Soup Line and The Girls Paperie Paper Girl Line
Card Stock - PTI Dark Chocolate and Hibiscus Burst
Ribbon - PTI Spring Moss
Distress Ink - Antique Linen
Butterfly Punch - Martha Stewart
Cricut Cart - Tear Drop
Pearls - Kaiser
White Gel Pen
2" Scallop punch
1 3/4" Circle punch
Corner Chomper

Blog Candy WINNER

First, let me say that I am so happy you all participated in the blog hop! It was so much fun. I have had a great time stopping by all of your blogs. It is really cool to see all of the talented people out there and all of the different styles.

Okay, on to the winner......

Pamela @ Pam's Eclectic Stuff, congratulations!
please send me an email at so that I can forward you the gift certificate.

Thanks for visiting my piece of the world!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Papercraft Star BLOG HOP!

(Voting for Challenge #5 at PCS has begun, click HERE to go and vote)

Hi there!

Welcome to the first ever Papercraft Star Blog Hop. I hope that you are enjoying all of our "Christmas in July" projects!

If you have arrived her from Jan's blog, you are in the right place. If not, you'll want to start at the beginning right HERE. Each member of our team has some wonderful blog candy to give away, so be sure to visit each and every stop along the way.

All you need to do here at Kristina's World to win a $15.00 gift certificate to My Favorite Things is become a follower and leave me a comment. If you would like an extra chance to win, grab my button and display it on your blog. Couldn't be easier!

Now, for my project. I created this SUPER easy and cute Holiday inspired mini book. I just love the muted yet traditional colors and the country feel it has.



I'll announce the winner of the gift certificate on July 26th, so be sure to come back and see if you have won. Thanks for visiting me, your next stop is Dawn

Have fun!!

QuicKutz Holiday Gift Set 2009 (includes Cover, Pages, Letter Dies)
Paper - Scenic Route Garland Collection
Stickles - Icicle
Twine - Dollar General Store
Various stamps & Copic Markers used

Not all pages are shown - too many :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

PCS Blog Hop starts tomorrow!

Hello Thursday! Ya know, if today is Thursday...then that means tomorrow is Friday. And do you know what is happening on Friday??

It's the first ever Papercraft Star Blog Hop. The entire team has some wonderful projects to share with you and TONS of blog candy available just waiting to be won. Be sure to visit PCS tomorrow and start on the hop...the chances to win start there and just keep going and going and going!

See ya tomorrow!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Brads and Eyelets!

That is the challenge over at Scrap Tiffany this week!
I had such a blast making this layout. This one was done while I was visiting my BBF Beth. It was so cool digging through someone else's supplies and being able to use what you wanted!!
Thanks so much Beth for letting me do that!

Here is the layout I made using lots of brads, 21 brads in all....

Be sure to head on over to Scrap Tiffany and see what the other designers have come up with, and be sure to join in on the fun!!

Interested in what I used?
Here's the list:
DP - My Minds Eye Life Stories
Card stock - American Crafts
Cricut Carts - Don Juan and Holiday Cakes
Distress Ink - Tea Dye
Brads - Making Memories Antique Copper Mini Brads
2" Scallop Circle Punch
1 3/4" Circle Punch

Monday, July 12, 2010

Monochromatic Anyone?

Happy Monday to you all! I had a fabulous time at Beth's house last week. We had a great time crafting together and thinking up some wonderful ideas.

While I was there I was able to create a project for my 2nd challenge over at Scrap Tiffany. Tiffany challenged us to make something monochromatic. I decided to go with black. This was a fun card for me because I LOVE to clear emboss on black paper!! Plus I actually did some sewing on the card, that was a first for me.

Here is what I came up with.....

Interested in what I used?
Here's the list...

Card stock by American Crafts
Stamp by Hero Arts
Glimmer Mist in Dew Drop
Ribbon by Kaiser Scrapbook
Flowers by Kaiser Scrapbook
Clear embossing powder
Distressing tool by Tim Holtz

Sunday, July 11, 2010

My New Friends

Well, I made it home yesterday...barely
My 1st flight got in late so I only had 6 minutes to make my connection...I RAN!
Boy do I need to do some cardio!
I made it home, but my luggage didn't :(
The airline is supposed to deliver it this afternoon....nothing like not having your toothbrush!

Anyway, I wanted to share a picture with you today.
Me and my new friends....boy was this an experience. One, I am happy to say, I will never forget!!

Aren't they adorable!?!

I'll share some more over the next week, but come back tomorrow for my next Scrap Tiffany project!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Fishing or Crafting?

That is the question of the day....

I am having so much fun hanging out here in Michigan with my friend and co-founder of Papercraft Star, Beth!! We have been hanging out, shopping, crafting, watching movies, and laughing. We were just sitting here trying to decide if we want to go fishing or craft some more tomorrow. I think crafting might just win the vote!

We are going to work on downloading some pictures tonight so I can share a few on here with you guys. I hope you are all having a fantastic week!

Monday, July 5, 2010

My First Project as a Tiffany Girl!

Hi there!
I can't tell you how excited I am to be a part of the Scrap Tiffany DT!
Our first challenge was to do a "self portrait". HHmmm..ya know I have quite a few sides to my "self", I am a Gemini ya know. So, choosing something to described myself was pretty interesting. Rick and I have been talking about retirement A LOT recently. One of our dreams is to have a hobby farm. Rick likes to have a garden for fruits and veggies and he likes to hunt for meat (we eat Elk most of the time). Me, I like... no make that LOVE animals. I want chickens for eggs, goats for milk/cheese/weed eaters/pets, and maybe a few more dogs. ( I only say "maybe" about more dogs for Rick's benefit....we will have more dogs..he he)

Okay, enough with the blah blah blah, here is my layout.

Be sure to head on over to Scrap Tiffany and see what the other DT members have created and join in the challenge!

Interested in the products I used?
Here's the list:

DP by Jillibean Soup - Chicken Noodle Collection
Chipboard Letters by Heidi Grace (modified with Copic markers)
Cricut Carts - Doodlecharms & Preserves
Distress ink in Tea Dye
Dimensionals by StampinUp

Friday, July 2, 2010

Under Construction....

Please excuse my blog...It's currently "under construction"....Stay tuned for the New and Improved look coming soon!!



Thursday, July 1, 2010

Cuttlebug Challenge #90

When I saw that the Cuttlebug Challenge was an easel card, I was all in. So instead of hanging out with my husband last night, I retreated to my craft room. He was so cute, he would come up every once in a while and peek over my shoulder. For some reason he is amazed by what all my gadgets can do :)

I had a lot of fun with this one! I got to play with my new Live Simply Cricut Lite cartridge, I tried out a few new techniques, and finally use more of this great paper by K&Co.

Thanks for stopping by my little piece of the world!