Jan 19, 2015

Hello!

Happy new week to you! Just wanted to stop in and say Howdy-do!

It's a new week over here at thekristiesessions and I wanted to stop in and share a few things.

First, last friday I was over at A Walk Down Memory Lane with a little post with the embossing resist technique using distress inks. I love that technique so much. It's fun and easy! Do you have distress inks? I had some a loooong while back but didn't appreciate them much and got rid of them. (also in hindsight, I didn't have very fun colors!) Now with these {not so} new mini ink pads and circle applicators, I have a whole new love for them all! I love that you can buy a set of 4 colours. Ink can get expensive so it's nice to get to try out different colours for a reasonable price. And I love that you can use them for so many techniques! Anyway, check out the post HERE if you are curious.


And here is a little HELLO card to share with you today.


This little guy was made using some white heat embossing and then colouring in spaces using Copic markers. It's a really simple treatment, but I do love the results!

As soon as I saw this Papertrey Ink set, I knew I wanted it. It took me a long time to actually get it, but I do not regret it! This card would be lovely using multiple colours for the flowers, but I love the blue and white combo too. The sentiment is a few die cuts stacked on each other. The bottom layers being white and the top blue layer off set just a bit to the side.

And that's all for me today! Thanks for taking the time to visit. I hope you have a great great week!
Join me over at A Walk Down Memory Lane blog for my friday post and I'll be back with some CutCardstock.Com love the beginning of next week too!

xoxo
k

Jan 15, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Welp, tis no surprise that I missed the challenge AGAIN! Man, the week just goes by so fast for me! BUT I am happy to say that I did make a card. Which really is the first hurdle. It was just the posting of it that threw me. So without further ado, here is my Simon Says Stamp wednesday challenge card:


The challenge was to use Simon Says Stamp exclusive products. I chose this cute stamp set and die cuts that came out late last year. I'm embarrassed to say this is the FIRST time they have seen ink! I also used the waves stencil with embossing paste and distress inks for my bowl water. I popped everything up using dimensionals and added some Wink of Stella over the water for some added shimmer.


Here is a little close up peek.

Thanks for checking in today. It's been kind of a hectic week. One of those where you say, "How is it ONLY Wednesday?" Cause you feel like you have already lived three weeks in one. I guess I could pretend it is Wednesday three weeks from now?!! That may just work ;)

Thanks for stopping in. I love's you!
xoxo
k


Jan 13, 2015

Graphic Stamps and Pigment Ink

Hey there! Just checking in with you all.  Things have slowed down here a bit and its been kinda quiet in kristiesessions-land due to some of my DT contracts ending. And I'm just takin' 'er easy for a bit. Sometimes its nice to slow down, you know? I've been hanging out with my kids more and enjoying some ME time when they go off to school during the day.  And I dare say, it's nice!

But I wanted to come say HI to you! So I thought I would share a very simple one layer card that has some boldness in it. Say hello:


I really am a sucker for quick stamping. Don't get me wrong I LOVE complicated stuff and man, there is some AMAZING things out there that people do and when I see it I am inspired to pull out all the punches and make a lean mean artsy-fartsy card, but sometimes you just need a quick one. You know?


I have found that I rarely have birthday cards on hand to give away and especially for boys. So if the occasion comes up, I need to get down and dirty and stamp one out in 15 minutes before I run out the door to a party. This is how this card was born. How did I have time for a picture you ask? Well actually this stamped up SO fast I made two, in 15 min... yup, that's how you rock a birthday party.

I took ONE stamp from an Avery Elle set and my favorite pigment inks and set to it. And Voila! A quick card for a quick birthday.

Ok. so that's it! Easy! Be sure to stop by later this week over at A Walk Down Memory Lane where I will be sharing my weekly card and next week I will be over at CutCardStock.com!  I am also starting up over at Canvas Corp but it will still be a bit yet since I am waiting on shipments. Meanwhile I am making up a slew of easy, fast birthday tags as a gift for my mother-in-law. That's what I have been working on tonight and now I need to go to bed (It's past midnight here in Singapore!)

So without further ado, I will bid you ado! (So while I have been crafting I have also been binge watching old episodes from The Office, and I am turning into Michael Scott!-- Great Scott!)

Ok. I love you all. Have to sleeeeeeep. Have a great day no matter where on the earth you live!
xoxo
k


Jan 9, 2015

Stepping Up your Cardmaking

Hey there crafty friends! Join me today over at A Walk Down Memory Lane blog as I share some tips and tricks on how to doll up your one-layer cards. And be sure to check out the store for the coupons and sales going on now for the new year!


Thanks for stopping in today! Are any of you on your way to CHA? Wish so much I could be there! Hope you have a lot of fun and find amazing new crafty things. We can't wait to hear about them all!

xoxo
k

Jan 5, 2015

Hello! Happy New Year!!

Hello there my crafty friends. Long time, no blogging, eh?

Well, the holidays really swallowed me whole. It was crazy but I survived and we had a great time! Today marks the first day of a new school year for us, so now my kids are gone most of the day, my in-laws have left, my tree has been taken down and my husband went back to work. So where does that leave me?? Blogging of course!!

So I wanted to give you a quick summary of what I have been doing the last few weeks. I have been over at other blogs and forgot to give you a little peek-ies here. So without further ado, here is what I have been doing!

Check out details on my posts over at A Walk Down Memory Lane:

Gelatos:


 A little scrapbooking card for Christmas:

And last weeks post all about Memento Luxe inks. (Spoiler alert... I LOVE them!)

And a little POST all about my favorite crafty things that went up the week of Christmas. I love working over at A Walk Down Memory Lane. Check out their store and their blog. Lots of inspiration to be found!


Here are some posts over at CutCardStock.com blog.
Faux Scrap Quilted Card:
(Did I share this already? I can't remember actually...)

Snowflakes galore! (not just the card you see here)


And today's post... a Simple Birthday Ensemble (and a tutorial for some super cute paper tassels, if I do say so myself!)

They are having some specials over at the store right now, so hop on over and take a look. I love CutCardStock.com. They have such great card stocks!!

Ok.. I think we are all caught up! I have some other things I want to share, but I think this post is looooong enough. There are many more days ahead for us together, so I will be back. Sooner, rather than later ;)

Welcome to 2015!! I hope it is an amazing year for each one of you. I hope you have added health and happiness for you and your family in this new year and beyond. Thank you so much for being my crafty friends. Your visits and comments are heart warming and make this hobby of mine, that much more fun!

Thanks for taking the time out to visit. See ya next time!

xoxo
k









Dec 16, 2014

Sweet Stamp Shop December Release!!


 Hello!! It's that time again.... Time to release the dickens out of the Sweet Stamp Shop! Today I get to share with you a few of my projects. First I have this penny rolling card:

This uses the new Petite Sweet Give 'Em Tacos. Anyone out there know the song "Funky Town" ?? I have been singing it ever since I saw this sentiment. Here is a little clip of it, if you would like to sing along! I wanted my taco to be moving (like the song says) so I opted for a moving card. (Sentiment is from last months released Taco Bout It)

Next up is Petite Sweet Granny Panties! How funny is this set!?  I wanted my panties to be hot hot hot! I chose two sentiments from last months reveal and 'paired' the with Granny Panties. (Ha Ha! Pun totally intended!)

I also took the fire image from Dragon to give my card some heat. I stamped both on the white and coloured card stock and used Copics to color.


Next up is Quilt Stitch. I LOVE this set! I love the whimsy of the design but also it is very versatile. I chose to use just the quilt squares for my background and made up this holiday card. 

 I coloured them all with trio sets of Copic markers. I then used the Monogram Alpha set to stamp my 'holidays' sentiment and used a die cut for the rest. I also matted it all on a scalloped rectangle die cut.


I couldn't stop playing with this set and made up a second card making a little lighter and brighter card. I used Copics again in three colours (red, yellow and blue tones) and used them to outline the card base. 


I used a die cut heart to ground my sentiment and covered it with Glossy Accents. I also used an itty bitty die cut heart on the sewing machine. The heart is already there in the design but I wanted to change up the color. I LOVE this sewing machine! In fact I coloured it to be a lot like the Singer machine I actually own. It has turquoise accents too!

And just for your viewing enjoyment, I have this little baby... I was going to save it for another post, but I want to go out with a bang! I coloured and fuzzy cut all my panties and laid them out. I popped up my artsy panties to give it a bit more dimension.


I chose the sentiment from Artsy Fartsy and hand drew my lines to help pull in the focus onto the centre of the card. My T-ruler is the best purchase I have made in a long time!!


So, how Artsy Fartsy are you feeling today?? Have you seen the entire release? You can see it RIGHT HERE. Then, put on your big girl panties and head on over to the store and get your artsy order in!!

Thanks so much for stopping in today! I hope you have a great week!
xoxo

k

Stamps used in these projects:

Dec 12, 2014

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner!!!

Hey there crafty peeps!! I'm stopping by real quick to share with you the winner of me WCMD Blog Hop Giveaway!!

I took it to Random Generator and out of all the comments it picked #32 who is: JOY who said:

Blogger joy said...
This is one fabulously fun birthday card! Congrats to you! I love the happy colors.


True Random Number Generator  32Powered by RANDOM.ORG


Congrats JOY!! You are the winner to my giveaway! Please contact me with your address so I can mail it out to you right away! Thank you everyone for your visits and all your comments. Truly you make this all so amazing! I am so grateful for all the fun PC&S (and each of you!) has brought to me and my life. I am going to miss it so much but am glad we got to do this hop and share some goodies with you!

Thanks for stopping in today. Be sure to check back for the Sweet Stamp Shop Dec. Release tomorrow! Also, don't forget there is the challenge going on over at Paper Wings Productions all month for your chance to win some moolah there too.
And join me over at A Walk Down Memory Lane for their LAST day of Christmas sales. You don't want to miss it!!

Until next time,
xoxo
k





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