Stampin' Up, Flurry of Wishes card by Krista Thomas,

Flurry of Wishes, Delicate Snowflakes

I won this stamp set, Flurry of Wishes, when prize patrol called my wristband color at Inspire.Create.Share, Stampin’ Up! convention this past summer.  Yay for me!!

I always gravitate to purples & blues when I stamp snowflakes, so for this card I chose Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sky and Island Indigo as my color palette.  The snowflakes are embossed in white and then sponged with Island Indigo around the edges which makes them “pop”.

The two smaller snowflakes have a coordinating punch called Snow Flurry, and the medium sized snowflake coordinates with our Medallion Flower punch.  I love it when Stampin’ Up makes things easy for us!


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Peaceful Pines, by Krista Thomas,

Peaceful Pines , All Decked Out

It’s time to deck the halls!  This new stamp set, Peaceful Pines, makes the job easy with a variety of trees, accessories and sayings as well as the coordinating framelits.

Stampin’ Up! is spoiling us by having so many wonderful dies and framelits, and we now pout when we have to fussy cut! The framelits for Peaceful Pines do more than cut out, they make cuts inside, creating “fluffs” of texture and openings for light strings and ornaments.  You have to see it to appreciate it!!  Pretty clever, in my opinion.

If you look closely at the tree, you’ll see that I used the retired “Scallops” embossing folder.

I love working for an innovative company like Stampin’ Up and getting to play with such wonderful products every day! It’s the best job in the world Smile.



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Friend-ship Photo Stamping Technique



Here’s another card that I made with a picture of the Pacific Ocean, taken in Coos Bay, Oregon.  We were riding our 4 wheelers on the beach and I had to stop and take this picture.  I am blessed to live so close to such beauty!  Enjoy!

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Cold & Cuddly Polar Bear, Photo Stamping Technique

Sometimes we see the strangest things here on the Oregon coast!  On this photo stamped card I imagined a Cold & Cuddly polar bear sitting on the edge of this washed out area.  He really should have a fishing pole in his hand!

Photo stamping is an easy technique…just grab your camera and take some scenic pictures.  Even a picture of a city street  or your back yard would work, you just have to use your imagination!  I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink, but Staz On ink or Stampin’ Up!’s new Archival Black ink would also work.


Stamps used: Cold & Cuddly (Stampin’ Up!)

Stampin' Up! Ride On

Ride On (& watch your back!) Photo Stamping Technique

When you’re riding on the beach you have to watch your back…you never know what might be sneaking up on you!  This is another version of the card I shared yesterday and I’ll bet you didn’t know that we have pterodactyl’s in Oregon! Only in my imagination, of course, but that’s the fun of photo stamping.  I used a few retired stamps for this card which I have listed below.

Stay tuned for a few more fun photo stamping cards over the next few days.  You can subscribe to my blog and then you’ll be sure to see them.



Stamps: Ride On, Dinoraur, Petite Pairs, tire track wheel, Sentimental Journey, Let’s Get Away, Travel Log, Gorgeous Grunge

Card Stock: Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Crumb Cake, Whisper White

Ink: Pacifica Point, Memento Tuxedo Black


Photo Stamping Technique

4 Wheeling Best Day Ever! Photo Stamping Technique

In Oregon we have some of the most beautiful coastline in the USA and I am lucky enough to live fairly close.  We also have some awesome sand dunes and get to go 4-wheeling occasionally.

I love to take pictures of scenery, including the ocean and beaches, but then I really don’t do anything with those pictures.  I mean, how many of those can a person really scrapbook! So I decided to stamp on them and we ended up doing this as a technique.  Each class attendee received 5 photographs and we had fun stamping scenes onto them.  Then we each chose our favorite and made it into a card.  We used Memento Tuxedo Black ink on the pictures.

I’ll be sharing some of those cards over the next few days.  Most of the pictures were taken in Lincoln City, Oregon, while my husband and I were camping.  Enjoy!


The 4 wheeler stamp is from a retired Stampin’ Up set called “Ride On” and the background stamp on the Crumb Cake panel is “Cheesecloth”, also retired.  The rest of the products used are listed below.

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Happy Scenes / Autumn Colors

My favorite season is summer and I’m always kind of sad to say good-bye and welcome autumn in.  This year we’ve had a long HOT summer, so the cooler weather is sounding pretty good right now and I think I’m ready to welcome fall.

With the new Happy Scenes stamp set by Stampin’ Up, I was able to capture the look and feel of autumn with a sunset and the crisp leaves floating to the ground.  I imagine myself looking through the window while I’m sipping some hot spiced cider and enjoying the pumpkin patch view.  I used Prisma Colored Pencils to color the scene.  The background paper is from a retired DSP pack and the twine is also retired from Sale-a-Bration last year.

This new stamp set coordinates with the window framelit so you if you order it as a bundle, you save 15%.  Click on the Happy Scenes thumbnail picture at the end of this post and you’ll be taken straight to my store where you can purchase the bundle.


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Whimsical Lighthearted Leaves Card

This is one of my new favorites from the Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog, Lighthearted Leaves.  It is whimsical and has a “zentangle” look to it.  Not familiar with zentangle?  Look it up on Pinterest, it’s a doodling art form and very popular right now.

We are making this card in my Creative Card Design classes this week and I am having fun teaching it!  If you’re in the Roseburg Oregon area, come join me for a class.


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“You had me at Woof” Dog Scrapbook Layout 12 x 12

Part of the Family, Dog Scrapbook Layout 12 x 12

This is the dog layout that some of my class attendees will be doing next week.  I gave everyone a choice between a dog or a cat layout and some just couldn’t decide, so they ordered both!  I guess that means they’ve got love coming from both species Smile, lucky them!!

I decided it was time to use up some of my old DSP (Designer Series Paper) or stop buying more because I’m running out of storage space.  I’m sure none of you can relate….just kidding, ‘cause I know you can!  I also know that we’re all suckers for more pretty paper and Stampin’ Up! knows it too!

Here are a couple more pictures to show some details.


Dog scrapbook layout

You had us a woof, dog scrapbook layout by Krista Thomas

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Part of the Family / Cat Scrapbook Layout


Part of the Family, cat scrapbook layout

For my scrapbooking class this month we will be doing a layout titled “Part of the Family” and each participant selected their choice of a dog or a cat layout.  Some have chosen to do both.  Our pets sure do steal our hearts and become just like one of the family, don’t they?

Tomorrow I’ll share the dog layout, but until then, here are some detailed pictures of the cat pages.

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You had us at Meow, cat scrapbook layout

(Some of the products used on this layout are retired…Rough Edges Alphabet, Tearing Edge & Sweet Taffy DSP)

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