New Spring Cards

Hi Everyone!

I’m on Spring Break and have finally had some time to use some of my newer materials!  I’ve been surfing the internet for some cute ideas and have come up with several  “case-d” ideas!  The Forest Friends Box is from my upline Angie (aka Chic n’ Scratch) and the rest came from “De Stampin’ Corner”…changed just a little.  Enjoy!

Got to go…I’ll come back later and update with a materials list…dinner calls! 🙂  Happy Spring Break!

Kristen 😉


Jake’s 5th Birthday Invitations

I just finished making Jake’s 5th brithday invitations and my sister’s Baby Shower invitations are ready for the mail on Monday.  I planned to do this earlier this week, but since we ended up having our school re-opened early, I had to wait until the weekend! 🙂

He loves dinosaurs!! :





All Supplies are SU! except for the texture plate and the cardstock that the folded card is made from–it was just some extra from the huge stash my aunt gave me and was close enough to Kraft (which I ran out of!).  The texture plate was a Cuttlebug plate that I got from Michael’s a few months ago.  I made the dinosaur and palm tree from all my SU! punches–kind of running through steps for my class on Saturday! 🙂

Kristen 🙂

Quarentine Day #2

Well when you have nothing that you can do at school because you are home waiting for your building to get rid of the H1N1 virus, you make cards and lots of them! 🙂

I made these today along with some other projects I’ll post in a few minutes:










All supplies are SU!  🙂

Kristen 🙂

Club Cards for April

These are two of the cards I think we will be making for our Stampin’ Club in April (the 18th!!).  I’m not sure yet if these are it, so stay tuned…


This one I CASE’d from Michele Force, almost exactly! 🙂  I just loved the colors and only make a few small changes.


Stamps: Big Bold Birthday (Make a Wish), Simple Birthday Thanks (the large cupcake stamp)

Cardstock: Brilliant Blue, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Real Red

Ink: Basic Black, Brilliant Blue

Other: MM eyelets, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2 Way Glue, Crop-A-Dile, Dimensionals, Paper Crimper, Real Red 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon, Large Oval Punch, Linen Thread

This is the 2nd card—I’m really not sure about this one yet…


This one may wind up on the back burner until closer to fall and if the set makes it into the Fall/Winter Catalog 🙂

Stamps: Trendy Trees

Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Whisper White

Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa

Other: 1/4 Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, bone folder (for scoring), dimensionals

I’m off to finish cutting more paper for some other cards we will be making! 🙂  TFL!

Kristen 🙂

Nervous Breakdown!!

I JUST HAD to get out my new Stampin’ Up DSP and make some cards–I am SOOOO tired of making wedding things!  I am about to lose my mind!  I finally had an hour to myself where I was able to get out some of my new paper, die cut blooms, rub-ons, twill ribbon, and make me some cards!! ~*~*~*~I am SOOOOO EXCITED!!! ~*~*~* Can you tell??  I also started a new blog for teachers and am super excited about already being up to 600 hits in 2 days!  You can visit my other blog here: Kristen’s Kindergarten!.

On to the cards…

Oh, and I also made a super cute photo holder out of a binder clip too!  I had to use my scraps of course!  I see a trip to my binder clip drawer at school in the very near future!

Happy 4th!

Kristen 🙂

No Time My Friend…

So, I’ve got NO time for card making, scrapbooking, or making anything crafty!  😦  Report cards need to be finished by the 29th, and I have to pack up and move my entire classroom down the hall to make room for a new 1st grade class.  I’m glad because I get to teach Full Day Kinder. next year–but I hate moving–maybe it will give me a chance to purge 18 copies of things I don’t really need!  Anyway–my Stamping Club started back up again on Saturday–god how I miss that!!  I finally got my rub-ons from SAB in March!!!  I got a few blank canvases (okay coffee mugs!) and started rubbing away!  Here is my first one–like it?  Very simple, but I think it rivals Starbucks!  It’s for sale-$8 and it’s yours!  

Fruit Stripe Gum

Remember that gum that they used to make?  It was white (if you want to call it that) and had different stripes of flavor down the middle and sides?  That’s what this paper reminded me of!  Okay, so I grew up in the 80’s and remember things like that!  Anyway–they are up for sale, maybe they will bring back that memory to someone else too!