Pastel Dragonflies

Sponged Detailed Dragonfly card by Krista Thomas,, 2017 Occasions Catalog

Time Flies

It’s been a while since my last post and I apologize for that.  Life threw us a curve ball, and we’ve been busy in the aftermath!  On the morning of January 20, my husband and I were watching t.v. and drinking our coffee when our smoke alarm went off.  Upon investigation, we discovered smoke coming out of the cold air return vent in our hallway ceiling.  My first thought was that our attic was on fire.  I quickly called 911 and we left the house.  The firetruck showed up, with two more waiting at the end of our street.  ( We live on a dead-end, with no place for big rigs to turn around.)  It turns out that the blower motor on our 5 year old furnace had burnt up.  Long story, but we’re back to normal after a week with no heat.  The motor was still under warranty and we’re so thankful we were home when it happened.  With four space heaters going, we were able to stay relatively comfortable.  Unfortunately though, I managed to catch a cold and have been recovering from that.  Life is slowly returning to normal and I’m looking forward to getting back out to the craft room!

Dragonfly Delights

I love it when my creative efforts are successful and I’m happy with the finished project.  I also love to discover that the left-over pieces from one card are suitable for another!  Such was the case when I made the Happy Birthday card on the right.  I had cut the dragonflies out of a panel that had been sponged with So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo ink pads.  I then used the negative piece to create the card on the left.  I glued that panel to black, then glued some gold foil dragonflies into the opening.

But wait, there’s more…

I hope you like these cards and will come back for my next post when I’ll be showing them in another color scheme.  All of the products used are shown below and can be purchased by clicking on the picture, which will take you to my Stampin’ Up store.

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Beautiful Detailed Dragonfly with Puzzle-pieced Background

Detailed Dragonfly by Krista Thomas using Window Box Thinlit,

Puzzle-pieced background explained…

One of my favorite colors is purple, so for this card I combined Elegant Eggplant and Sweet Sugarplum. I layered two 3.75″x 5″ panels together and then cut them at the same time, then used two of each color to create this puzzle-pieced background.  To make the background, number each corner on the backside of each panel before cutting (1 through 4), which makes it easier to piece together after they’re cut.  They are then glued onto a 4″x 5.25″ white panel and then placed onto the white card base.

The silver foil dragonfly is positioned on a hexagon that is made with the new Window Box Thinlit.

Get FREE Stampin’ Up! products during Sale-a-Bration

If you love dragonflies, then the new Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits are sure to make you smile.  The dies can stand alone or be combined with the coordinating stamp set, Dragonfly Dreams.  These items are shown below and can be purchased by clicking on the product picture which will take you to my store.  Take advantage of Sale-a-Bration, which runs until March 31, 2017, and get a FREE product for each $50 you spend.  It’s a great time to stock up on all of your stamping supplies!

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Detailed Dragonfly in Stitched Shapes

Detailed Dragonfly in Stitched Shapes, by Krista Thomas,

I have another card for you today, again featuring Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits and the wonderful new Stitched Shapes Framelits.  In the background you can see a Chocolate Chip panel embossed with the new Hexagons Dynamics Embossing Folder.  And I must confess that I have a problem with that folder.  After embossing with it, I have a hard time choosing which side of the panel to use!  Both sides have different features and shadows and I love them both. On this card I used the “back side” where the hexagons are inverted and although my photo doesn’t do it justice, you can see the shadowing that it creates.  This wonderful embossing folder and Dragonfly Dreams bundle will be available to you when the new 2017 Occasions Catalog goes live on January 4, 2017.

I hope you like it.  Thanks for stopping by during this busy time of year.  Merry Christmas!

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Dragonfly Dreams meets Oh So Succulent

Dragonfly Dreams with Oh So Succulent and Window Box Thinlit Die, by Krista Thomas,

If you liked my last Dragonfly Dreams post, then you’ll probably like this one as well!  I used the same color scheme but added some more new products, including the Window Box Thinlit Die (to make the circle behind the dragonfly) and the Oh So Succulent bundle (for the flowers at bottom left).

These products will be available in January 2017 when the new Occasions Catalog goes live on the 4th.  That’s also when Sale-a-Bration starts, meaning FREE products for every $50 that you spend.  If you’re on my mailing list, be watching for your new catalogs to arrive sometime before Christmas.  For those who do not have a demonstrator and would like copies of the new catalogs, drop me a comment with your mailing address and I’ll get them out to you as soon as my shipment arrives.

Don’t know what to get that crafty special person for Christmas?  How about a Stampin’ Up shopping spree, direct from my store!  Click one of the product pictures below which will take you to my store and then shop, shop, shop!

Merry Christmas everyone!


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Dragonfly Dreams with Tutorial for Stitched Shapes Framelits

Copper Dragonfly Dreams with Tutorial by Krista Thomas,, Stampin' Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog

The weather outside is frightful, but my Stampin’ Up room’s delightful….Oh I want to have time to craft, let me stamp, let me stamp, let me stamp!

With Christmas on it’s way and a box of new stamping supplies waiting, I finally carved out some crafting time and made a few cards, one of which I’ll share with you today!  I love how the copper foil is complimented by the rich colors, Island Indigo, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Peekaboo Peach and Chocolate Chip.  I hope you enjoy this card and will come back in the following days to see the rest of my Dragonfly Dreams creations!

The stitched rectangle and square were made with the new Stitched Shapes Framelits which have been so popular that they’re currently sold out and on backorder until January 2017. Boo hoo!!  While the set does not include rectangles, you can easily elongate the squares.  I’ll show you how below:

How to make a rectangle using a square framelit. Six Step Tutorial by Krista Thomas,

Want to make a rectangle with a square framelit? Follow my tutorial at

Framelit Tutorial by Krista Thomas,

Framelit Tutorial by Krista Thomas,

Framelit Tutorial by Krista Thomas,

Framelit Tutorial by Krista Thomas,

I hope you’ll come back for my next post where I’ll share another dragonfly card combined with the new Oh So Succulent bundle.

If you’d like to order any of the products listed below (with the exception of the backordered Stitched Shapes, until January 2017 ), simply click on the product picture which will take you to my Stampin’ Up! store.  And I thank you for your business!

Dragonfly Dreams by Krista Thomas,, Stampin' Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog

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