Monday, September 15, 2014

Unique Blog Hop

Happy Monday friends! 

I am joining in a "Unique Blog Hop" that I was nominated for by Kimberly over at Weinerhoneymooners.  I met Kimberly through blog land, not sure exactly how I stumbled upon her but I am SO thankful I did.  We worked together on the Merry Monday challenge blog when she was Featured Designer for the month of June.  You will want to go read all about her and see her amazing creativity!

The card I am sharing for today is one I made during Stamp-a-Faire but haven't been able to get a good photo of it until recently.  I gave this card to my son Jonah for his 8th birthday on Friday.  Can't believe my youngest is 8.  Time flies.

The birthday boy!  Isn't he adorable?!  :)
A friend took this photo, I love how she captured his smile.

Another part of this hop is to answer a few questions so you can learn a little more about me, so here goes!

What are you currently working on? 
I am currently working on DT assignments.  Particularly World Card Making Day challenges on StampNation.  We celebrate WCMD each year with different challenges.  It is always a ton of fun and the members love it. 

How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I had to think about this a bit because I've never really thought too much about my personal style and compared it to others'.  I definitely tend to lean towards CAS card making.  I have tried other styles but they just didn't work for me.  I am drawn to "white space". 

What inspires your work?
I am inspired all the time by my crafty friends and Pinterest.  I spend way too much time browsing Pinterest but it is there where I find most of my inspiration. 

How does your creative process work?
Usually I start my card making process with a challenge of some sort, whether it be a sketch, color or inspiration photo.  Then I go on from there creating something that I hope works out.  Sometimes it does and other times not so much.  haha

Big Shot update:

While I have you all here I wanted to do a quick update on my Big Shot.  If you missed my post about it, click here to read.   I am very happy to say that I was surprised on my birthday with a brand new Big Shot!!!!  A very special friend gifted it to me and I am so very thankful!!! 

Now it's my turn to introduce a couple of designers to you!   So now I will nominate two crafters who have kindly agreed to the Unique Blog Hop.  I have nominated Heather North of Creative Blessings.  Heather is not only a very talented card maker but an equally talented Quilt maker.  You will want to check out her blog to see for yourself. 

AND Katie Melhus of Sweet n Spiffy.  Katie and I are Merry Monday team mates and that is how I met Katie.  I absolutely LOVE Katie's CAS style.  Make sure you hop on over to check out her amazing creations.

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!


  1. Kristie I loved reading your interview and you know I love you and your fabulous creations! That is the perfect card for an 8 year old BTW!

  2. It was so fun reading more about you Kristie! Your son sure is darling, and the card you made for him is brilliant! Love those inlaid stars!!

  3. What an adorable birthday boy, and an equally awesome card! Thanks so much for the shout-out, too! It means a lot coming from you, lady!!

  4. Good to read about u and ur such is so adorable :) Card.. do I need to say... how amazing it is!!

  5. Loved reading your post..and your adorable! My youngest is 9 in 3 weeks...crazy! Time does fly.

  6. Love the card and your son's smile is lights up the world! I broke my Cuttlebug over this past made such an awful bang...I screamed. It was comical. BIg shot has been ordered, just waiting for delivery!

  7. Totally the perfect card for an 8 year old boy! I'm sure he loved the "cool" card that his mom made him! Great answers to the questions. It is nice to get to know you better!

    A Big Shot b-day gift.....WOW! Awesome!

  8. So nice to learn more about you. Love the card, and your son is adorable.

  9. LOVE getting to know more about you!! Your style is just simply AMAZING!!! And Thank gooness for friends, when I saw your bighsot in pieces I yelped and gasped!!! Oh My!
    Glad you are up and running!!! Now go GET the Cutting edge challenge, and tag your'e it is right up your alley!!! YAY.. Can't wait to see what you will create!

  10. Happy Birthday to your boy!
    & I'm glad your Big Shot problems got solved (:


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