10,000 hits!

Thanks to all of you, my hit counter is almost ready to roll over to 10,000 hits!  To celebrate, I am offering a special incentive to the first 3 people who sign up to be a member of my team!  This is a great offer–do you want to sign up to earn extra money doing something you love?  Earn money for ordering the supplies you already purchase! 🙂  Being a SU! demonstrator fits in with even the busiest lifestyle!  Maybe you just want to be a hobby demo-or maybe you want to share what you love with others!

I will include the 6 new InColor markers for FREE!  This offer is only good through me!

Kristen’s SU! Site (my password is kristenp) and that’s all you need to sign up! 🙂

Click above to go to my demonstrator website and sign up–right now you can sign up for as little as $85 and you will get the mini-business kit.  Check out all the details on my demonstrator site!


Future Projects

Here are some other things we will be working on soon! 🙂  Both these ideas came from Becky’s site Inking Idaho (see two posts ago about downloading the template)



This one uses the Christmas Punch Hostess (Level 2) set from the new catty!




This one uses retired DSP (Ski Slope) from the Fall/Winter 2008 catalog–just using up my stash! 🙂

Kristen 🙂

Autumn Leaves Wreath

Today during our Stampin’ Club, we decided that we would like to do more “projects” and so we came up with a plan about what we would like to do to get ready for the Holidays.  This wreath is the first of our projects (along with the pumpkin a few posts back).  I got the idea from the IBC page 92 and just got the leaves #2 die on Friday.  I was dying to make this and so off to Michael’s I went in search of the styrofoam wreath frame.  It was really tough to photograph, so I’m sorry about the pictures! I think I took about 50 of them trying to get the color right!

I used the Ghostly Greetings DSP that was in the Fall/Winter 2008 catalog.  I was the only Autumn themed paper I had around to experiment with.  I used 10 of the 12 sheets and had PLENTY of leaves leftover–I could probably do another 1/2 of a wreath with what I still have.  All I used were straight pins/dressmakers pins to hold the leaves in place.  Let me know if you have any questions! 🙂







My Dear Kind and Wonderful Friend

This card is CASE’d from the newly retired Idea Book and Catalog.  I took the idea almost entirely out of the catalog.


Gift Card Holder

I was playing around with designs for my Pocket Card class and wanted to make a gift card holder of sorts.  I made one that I did not like at all and then I spotted a card holder that I had received a gift card in from Borders.  I traced the holder and then made my own template and decorated…here’s how it turned out:



Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Raspberry Tart DSP, Melon Mambo Ribbon, Whisper White, Slit Punch

July Club Cards

These are the cards we will be making this Saturday, July 11th (thanks everyone for correcting the date!).  Our theme this month is “Pocket Cards”, so all these cards have a pocket in some way shape or form.

All these cards use all Stampin’ Up! products and some of the new InColors (Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, and Crushed Curry).  I have to admit, when I first saw these three (of the six) in colors, I was drawn to them, because of how bright they are.  When I opened the box and saw the Crushed Curry–ugh!  It was not as pretty or bright as it looked in the catalog!  But…I’ve worked with it and paired it with some other existing colors and I think I may use it in small amounts at first and then work with it more later!  It will probably be a good Autumn/Fall color.  Andrea has been working with some color combinations as well.












Kristen 🙂

Valentine’s Box

I came across this AWESOME tutorial on Becky’s blog yesterday and had to download the pattern to make one of these boxes myself!  I took a modern approach with it; mostly because I haven’t received my new DSP yet (it arrives tomorrow) and because I wanted to use up some of my left over DSP.  Becky’s tutorial was so easy to follow and the pictures she provided were VERY helpful.  I think it took me about 2 hours to complete this box and cards; but it was so FUN!  Here is the link to Becky’s site:





Everything I used is retired, except for the Black Grosgrain Ribbon , the All Holidays stamp set, and the Kraft Cardstock.   Enjoy and check out Becky’s blog!

Kristen 🙂