Family Sunday: Kristin’s Fun Projects

Kristin My daughter Kristin has always been uber creative.  She and her husband recently moved to Austin, TX and moved into a new apartment.  She has been busy decorating.  But she also goes to garage sales, buys salvagable pieces, remakes them and resells them for a great profit – all in the same day usually!

(She also has a cooking blog!)

Here’s just a couple of her projects.

Garage Sale Find – glider before make over:

Chair Before

Glider after make over.  Can you believe that’s the same chair!?!

Chair after

And here’s a glimpse at just one side of the baby’s cute room:

baby's room

She made the shadow box with burlap, twine and animals from a garage sale that she spray painted pink!

animal shadow box

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MDS Star: Krystal Roberts

digital mother's day card

Long time friend and stamping buddy, Krystal Roberts, is an MDS Rock Star!  She loves digital designing and scrapbooking.  Today I want to share a couple of cards she has made for special occasions.

Above is the mother’s day card she made for her mom.  She selected a fabulous designer series paper for the background and then repeated the pattern in the punched hearts.  So clever!  I also like the way she added the punched label behind Grandma to highlight her message.

Digital Photo Christmas Card

And look at this super stylish photo Christmas card!  I love the way her pictures are so prominent on this card.  And I love the beautiful font and design of the message – a very elegant design that highlights her cute family.

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Learn From My Mistakes! Episode 2

Here’s another installment in:  “Learn From My Mistakes!”

Summer Silhouettes Stamp Set

I love my clear stamps – easy to use and fabulous, uniform storage.  If you’ve been here for long you know how much I love this stamp set, Stampin’ Up! Summer Silhouette.  You can see samples hereNotice the number on the front bottom of the case – 9! 

So several days after I had started stamping with this set I was putting it away and I counted my stamps.   A good practice I have had since the beginning of my stamping days. Hmmmm – 8.  I counted again. 8  And again.  8

So I started comparing the cover picture with the stamps and I discovered I was missing………the stem!

Summer Silhouettes Stamps

Apparently, when I popped the rubber out of their sheet and put the stickers on, I totally missed the stem and I guess I….gasp…threw it away!!!  Ugh!!!

I have found a remedy though.  When I’ve needed a stem I’ve turned the long stemmed flower upside down and stamped the end of the stem.

So the moral of the story: ALWAYS check and count your stamps when you assemble them the first time!

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Enjoy!  Julie

just believe notebook

Stampin’ Up! Just Believe Notepad Tutorial

just believe notebook

A small, handy decorated notepad can be a perfect gift for a birthday or thank you.  I made similar little pads and attached a little bag of candy kisses as a thank you to some friends who helped me with my daughter’s wedding a couple of years ago.

All you need is a little 3″ X 5″ notepad found in any drug store, Basic Black cardstock, Whisper White Craft stamp pad and a stamp set.  In this example, I used Stampin’ Up! Just Believe stamp set.

Sometimes getting around the spiral binding can seem a little tricky.  So I created this video tutorial to show you how.

Watch the Video: How to Decorate a Spiral Notebook

As you can see it’s super easy to get the chalkboard effect with the black cardstock and the white craft pad.  Also, I like to keep the front of the notebook super clean and simple without a lot of embellishments because I think it’s easier to carry with you for taking quick notes.   But isn’t it just so much more fun to take notes in a sweetly decorated notebook?!  🙂

Be sure to use lots of adhesive to keep your cover intact.  I used SNAIL adhesive in the video, but Multipurpose Liquid Glue would be an excellent choice too.

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just believe notebook details

Notebook Recipe:
Stamps: Just Believe w-#116948 c-#120453
Ink: Whisper White Craft Stamp Pad #101731
Paper: Basic Black Cardstock #121045
Extras: Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon #126845, Paper Piercing Tool #126189, Paper Snips #103579, SNAIL Adhesive #104332 or Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755