CASEd Calendar part 4!

I have had so much fun with this little calendar project. I’m still pretty new to the idea of “mass production,” but I’d really love to have a selection of these in my Etsy store. Working outside the home full time, while also momming, makes this REALLY difficult for me at times. But, others do it, so I’ll find a way to do it. πŸ™‚

So, for now, without further ado, here are the final months of my calendar project! If you’re interested in having this cute little desk calendar, or something like it — it’s totally customizable — please just let me know! Or if you’d like to make your own, email me and we’ll schedule a “play date!” Lol

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Calendar part THREE!

I was at work today chatting with a customer when I realized, this month is already HALFWAY over! Halfway!!!!! I used to think my parents were crazy when they said that time goes faster the older you get. And now that I’m, ahem, well into adulthood, I’m seeing that they weren’t so crazy after all. I’d really love for time to slow down. I’m not at all ready for Christmas. So much crafting to do!!!! Gifts to make, cards to finish, and my calendar. 😜

So, with that being said, I give you the next three months of my hand made calendar!

Keep an eye out Friday for months August and September! I’ll save my favorite 3 months of the year for last. (the former preschool teacher in me realllllllly misses the fall holiday arts and crafts!)

Take a look, leave a comment, and happy stamping! ❀️

Calendar, part 2

It took me several days, and a couple of screw ups to finally get the February page of my mini calendar together. I am having SO much fun with this project! I just wish I’d discovered it sooner so that I could make loads of them to give out as Christmas gifts. Oh well, there’s always next year!

I realized after my last post that doing one month per post means it will take forever to get them all up. So, in order to expedite things, I’m going to try to do 2-3 per post. That gives me time to finish them and won’t take forever to get them all up!

So, with that said, here is my first stab at February:

I may have gotten ahead of myself a bit……….. Lol! At any rate, my Stamp-a-ma-jig saved the day. It allowed me to apply this stamp (from This Little Piggy)

Right where I wanted it.

All of that turned into one of my favorite pieces I’ve ever done!

For March I used the Tye Dye set from this year’s Sale-a-bration to “build” a shamrock since I didn’t have any appropriate stamp sets. Stamped in Emerald Envy.

And for April I used the Basket Bunch set with the coordinating dies to make this adorable Easter scene.

Ok, that’s it for today! More stamping tomorrow and more calendar pages Wednesday!

Thanks for looking, and happy stamping!

CASEd desk calendar

I was so inspired by our Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop last week that I decided I *needed* to try at least one of the other ladies’ projects. I purchased Jan Musselman’s printable calendar template and got to work!

I’ve decided to post my calendar in a series. One month per post. Once I’ve completed it, I plan on posting them for sale in my Etsy shop! So please stop by and take a look! Without further ado, here is the calendar “blank” that I had to work with:

They came in a PDF format, 2 per 8.5 X 11 sheet of paper, with easy to follow cutting instructions. I really need to start my Christmas cards, but this looked like so much more fun!

I used a Whisper White base for the calendar. For January I cut a 3.75×3.25 inch rectangle in Soft Sky, and then Shimmer White at 3.5×3. I off stamped snowflakes from the Colorful Seasons photopolymer stamp set in Soft Sky, then added die cut snowflakes in a silver glimmer paper.

If you’re interested in any of the products listed here, please check out my Online Store. If you are currently looking for a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, please send me an email at kwcraftiness@gmail.com.

Thanks for looking, and happy stamping!

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop 15!!!!

img_3666Holy cow!!! How on earth did we get to November AND Blog Hop 15 already?!? I haven’t blogged in a couple of months. Getting kids settled into a new school and new routines was a bit more taxing than I was expecting. I think we’ve finally got it down now, so I’m ready to jump back in. And, what better way than to join in the fun and share some AMAZING talent with our GSF Blog Hop?!?

The theme for this Hop is “anything but cards.” I love this theme! I’m always looking for a way to incorporate my stamping into other aspects of my home, so I was really excited with this one. I haven’t blogged much, but I have beensomewhat crafty. πŸ™‚

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s is a 4×4 Post It note holder. It will be a teacher gift for Christmas. I’ve got one more to make, and will add pictures as soon as I’ve gotten it done!

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irst craft room NEEDED a little something crafty to brighten it up!

And finally, I needed something pretty for my dies and embossing folders and pens. I followed tutorials by Sam Hammond at Pootles Papercraft and made a set of these:

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nks for taking a look, please leave me some feedback as I’d love to hear your thoughts!

As always, happy stamping! Now, please take the Blog Hop tour and leave these amazingly talented ladies some love! πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜‚

 

Tricia Butts

Lisa Ann Bernard

Amanda Farlinger

Erica Jones

Sarah McDermott

Georgia Gaydos

Sharleen Luciano

Kimberley Anne Morris

Jenn Curtis Charles

Jan Musselman

Anastasia Radloff

Amanda Bates

Karie Beglau

Courtenay Heuston

Ellen Woodbridge

Amber Thompson

“Life’s a Beach”

We just got back from a 3 day trip to Washington DC with the kids. Day 1, my 9 year old is at the national zoo throwing up and running a 102° fever. So, we cut the day short, found Patient First, and waited to be told that it was just a virus and he'd be fine in 24-48 hours. Our gracious hosts allowed us to stay the night to see what the morning would bring. 8 hours of sleep later, has fine, and we headed downtown to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. 6 hours and several miles later, we finally made it back to the car. What we didn't do on day one, we certainly made up for on day 2! He got to see dinosaur fossils, the 6yo got to see sparkly gems and rocks, and mama got to hang out with some live butterflies. We were all happy! ☺️ A BIG thanks to friends who invited us and their family who provided a place for us to rest our weary bones — in introduced me to some amazing rum and scotch!

So, what's the first thing I do after kids go to bed in their own beds? Throw together a quick card for a beach themed swap, of course! I needed to do something that didn't require a lot of work, and the beach sings to my soul. So it was the perfect place to start! It's such a simple card, anyone could do this. With minimal effort! Tip Top Taupe card stock base, Serene Scenery DSP, Vellum, Beautiful You stamp set, StazOn ink, and alcohol markers. Could definitely be stepped up a notch or two for something more intricate, or even down for something super simple. Take a look, let me know what you think!

As always,

Happy stamping!

Kristie

Global Stamping Friends Bloghop 12

I absolutely cannot believe that I have been a part of this amazingly talented group of women for 12 — TWELVE — bloghops already!  It just amazes me every month to see what wonderful projects everyone has put together.  And each month I am humbled and inspired by them.  So, without further ado, Blog Hop 12: Kids cards!  I had a lot of fun with this one.  I love making cards for kids.  It may be my favorite thing to do.  Besides Christmas cards, that is.  :)

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I started out with my new favorite set: Magical Mermaid.  I love her!  I colored her using water colors and then gave her shimmer with Wink of Stella.

Next, I used a smoothing technique I found on Splitcoast Stampers to create her underwater background.  Added a sentiment, and voila!

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I stamped the envelope to coordinate, and this beauty is ready to go in the mail next week to a special little girl!

 

Please take a look at everyone's wonderful projects!

1. Sarah McDermott
2. Lisa Hardie
3. Kristie Neal Walthall — you are HERE!

Courtney
4. Courtenay Heuston
5. Rebecca Urban
6. Rachel Macleod
7. Georgia Missy Gaydos
8. Jenn Curtis Charles
9. Christine Wrede
10. Lisa Ann Bernard
11. Angélique Stempelkeuken
12. Sharon Dalton
13. Lou Kitzelman
14 Kimberley Anne Morris
15. Vicky Wright
16. Anastasia Radloff
17. Susan Vilar
18. Christina Walker
19. Ellen Woodbridge
20. Amanda Bates
21. Cary Buckham
22. Sharleen Luciano
23. Jan Musselman
24. Anita Wifladt
25. Karie Beglau
26. Marieke Bart
27. Donna Gray
28. Mary Ann Kay Rossiter
29. Erica Jones