Monday, December 19, 2011

Graphic 45 Curtain Call

Hey Guys!

How's it going with the holiday last week rush? I hope you're not too crazy busy. Things here are calming down and I am patiently waiting for Christmas... NOT!! Heehee I can not wait to open my gifts! I feel like a little kid. More than that tho... I cannot wait to give mine and see the joy on their faces. 5 more days! Whooo hooo.

The card I am sharing with you today is made using Graphic 45's Curtain Call line. So much fun to work with. But then again anything Graphic 45 is awesome! I have made this card for the challenge over at Frosted Designs. Which is to use ribbon this week. Easy peasy for me! I use ribbon on almost every card I make. It really makes a great touch. So the next time you are looking for the perfect touch for a particular spot... try ribbon.

Don't forget to check back Christmas morning for the winner of my incredible Webster's Pages give~a~way. See you all soon!

Wishes for a great day!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Paper Crafter’s Library Design Team Submission

Hey Guys!!
Hopefully you are all surviving the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. I just finished my shopping today. Phew... does it feel good to be able to say that. There is just something about being done and having everything in the house. Now to wrap... *sigh*

I have some exciting news to share with all of you today... I am going to give it a go and try out for the Paper Crafter’s Library Design Team. Not familiar with Paper Crafter's Library? It's a world of creativity at your finger tips. There are tons of videos on everything and anything craft related. Wanna know how to make something? I bet they have the how to. Not only that, like that isn't enough...  but the inspiration of each piece is truly remarkable. I'd love to align myself with such a team. And... you all get to be a part of it!! Starting with this post. I am to showcase 3 projects on my blog that best show off my style. You may remember these. They are some of my faves.

This is a baby boy album I created just recently. Project #1

This is a "LOVE" banner I made for my studio. Project #2

This is a card I created for a challenge. Project #3

Along with this post and my 3 projects... I also need to submit a video demonstrating a tutorial. Many of you know I have been creating video tutorials for awhile now. So that should be easy peasy!! Okie doke... I am off to send in my email part of the submission.

Wish me luck!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Learn how to make this Christmas Cheer Tag

Hello everyone!
This adorable Christmas Cheer Tag was made using the new Graphic 45 collection called Christmas Emporium. Watch the video below to see how I created it!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas 2011

Welcome to the Holidays of 2011!!
We always get a fresh tree. It's been a tradition of ours since we were married to go to the same tree farm every year. They have horse drawn sleigh rides, train rides, miniature horse rides, concession stand with the best hot cocoa in the area, and of course SANTA! It's getting to be so fun now that our son can help Dad cut the tree down. Usually we have snow on the day we go... but not this year. It was so warm!

This is our tree all decked out!

I love my new mantle decorations. All from Pier One. I decided to go all glitter this year.

Love, love, love this wreath on my front door! Also from Pier One. I really wanted the topiary that went with this... but my budget was spent. Hopefully next year! 

I wont be having too many posts this month. Sorry... I am maxed out with orders from my business website KW Design Handmade. BUT!! I do have a little well... no... BIG surprise coming up. I am doing a HUGE give~a~way this month to celebrate the season of giving and the fact I have reached over 700 followers. Wowzers guys... that's awesome. Thank you so much! So stay tuned for that. You certainly wont want to miss out on over $150.00 worth, maybe more, of free product!!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Hey everybody!!
I hope you all had a fabulous Turkey day!

It was hectic at my house as I am the one who hosted it this year for my family. This is how the main table looked. All of my china was given as gifts over the years from my MIL. I just picked up the water goblets from an estate sale last month!


Ta Da! Here is my 24lb turkey!!
Yikes I was up at the crack of dawn making the stuffing to put in this bird. But all turned out delish! We had turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and rolls. Plus pumpkin pie of course!

After this I went black Friday shopping. It was a blast and I picked up some great deals.
I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday weekend.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Reindeer Food

Hey gang,
I have a super fun project to share with you all. These chunky tubes from A Cherry On Top are filled with reindeer food. The idea is to sprinkle the food on your lawn Christmas Eve and it will sparkle and let the reindeer easily find your house. It's a darling tradition to start with the little ones and maybe not so little ones.

Here is a video to show you the how to's.

Friday, November 18, 2011

JustWordz ~ DT project #2

Hi everyone!
How's your day going? Things are good here. I am hosting the big Turkey day this year. I have a 24lb turkey on order. Yikes I'm going to have to get up at 6:00 am to begin cooking. But I love providing such a delicious meal for my family. We always have the traditional fare of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry, rolls, and pumpkin pie! How about you? Do you have any Thanksgiving traditions?

My son is invited to a super cool birthday party this weekend. It's at an indoor BMX racing facility. So I knew I wanted to make a more grown up card. No balloons, bears, or cute stuff for this one. I think it turned out great! Especially due to the JustWordz stamp set called party time! This stamp set is so fun to use. There are words for just about anything dealing with a party.

Thank you for stopping by to see me today!
I hope you have a wonderful day.

Friday, November 4, 2011

JustWordz Blog Hop

Welcome everyone to JustWordz New Release Blog Hop!

If you have come here by way of Leah Ann then you are in the right spot. If you just started the hop with me you'll want to go back to the beginning. Because there is a give a way to be had! You can go to the start of the blog hop HERE.

If this is your first visit to my blog thanks for hoppin' on by. I hope you stay awhile and take a look around. It's great to have you here. If you are one of my faithful followers and have never heard of JustWordz Stamps let me start by saying they are fabulous clear stamps that are words only. So you can mix and match for any combination your lil heart desires.

I chose to use the new stamp collection called Christmas Season. It's chalked full of the cutest words. Anything and everything to do with Christmas and a must have if you ask me.

I wanted to share something fun and different today. These little tins are the size of an Altoid Tin. You can get them online at any container store. And boy are they so fun to decorate! JustWordz stamps take front and center stage here. It was so fun making my own sentiments. Because let's face there isn't a whole lotta room on the front of these tins. So being able to create my own words was so nice!

There is also another new stamp set called Party Time. It is perfect for birthday cards, celebrations, any get togethers. I will be showcasing those stamps in the next following weeks. But if you would like to see them today just hop along the JustWordz blog hop! You can also purchase both of these stamp sets online at JustWordz.

For this week only there is a special going on for those who would love to own these sets at a great deal. Use coupon code NEWRELEASE and you will save 15% off the ticket price.

Your next stop on the hop is the very talented

Thanks for stopping by.
Wishes for a great day!

Kristin <--You are here

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

Hey everybody!!


This is a different kind of post for me.
I thought it would be fun to share with you some of my favorite pictures for Halloween craft items from Pinterest. I love this holiday and all the fun that goes with it.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Mini Christmas Book

Hey bloggers!!
This super yummy mini was made using all Graphic 45 papers. I am loving this Christmas Emporium line of theirs. So you'll be seeing lots of it on my blog this season.

It's always hard to choose what Christmas line to go with every year. With all of the beautiful papers out there it's a wonder I ever decide. But this Graphic 45 line reminded me of my childhood and I just had to have it! 

I made this album at a Scrapbook Retreat last weekend. If you ever find yourself in the Chicagoland area or live close by you should really check it out. They have retreats all the time and it's run so well with tons of prizes, make - n - takes, freebies, and food!! It's called Scrapaholic Retreats. I really look forward to going every year.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Wishes for a great day.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Christmas Tin

Hey everybody!!
Welcome to those who are new to my blog. So glad you found me! Today I would like to share with you the Christmas Tin I am making this year. Graphic 45 are the papers and embellies I am using this year. Each one is a little different. But still have the same product line being used.

If you are interested in purchasing a tin this year please see my website KW Design Handmade.

The inside of the tin holds 24 cards for you to place a Christmas picture of your family every year for the next 24 years. How fun to have those photos handy all in one place! Especially with this adorable tin that will soon become a family tradition each year.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Wishes for a great day.