Thursday, December 26, 2013

December Blog Hop

Today, I'm joining the PTI challenge. It's theme was to use string and I love string! :)

Here's my project for the challenge! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Curtain Call Take 2

Edited to add comments from Curtain Call Challenge Girls! For the card, I was selected as one of the Show Stoppers. Thanks Curtain Call Challenge!!

"Kristen has some amazing creations in the Sweet Snowflakes gallery! This one really captures the 
simplicity of the sweetness and the snowflakes! Breathtaking!"

"Kristen's card is so soft and gentle - but with a touch of sparkle to keep it festive!"

Hi there. Okay, I made another cards for the Curtain Call Challenge. Love how it turned out! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Let it Snow

Hi there! I have two cards to show you today! I made these as some of the Christmas cards that went out. I love how they turned out! :)

I'm entering these cards into an awesome challenge. One is the Curtain Call Challenge: Sweet Snowflakes!

Thank you so much for stopping by :)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Avery Elle Guest Design: Circle It

Today I'm back showing you another Circle It project for Avery Elle. I'm so excited that I'm guest designing for this awesome company!! This set is just so much fun. You can find the stamp set HERE

If you haven't yet, make sure to check Avery Elle's shop to see their whole release! :)

Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Avery Elle Guest Desinger: Love Notes

Today I'm back with another awesome set released at Avery Elle. It's called Love Notes and it's absolutely amazing! It's probably one of my new favorites for sure.

I wanted to make a one dimensional card (minus the sequins of course) and this set is perfect for the job. This set is ideal for lovey dovey, Valentine's Day card. It's definitely a set I will return to over and over again. 

Make sure to stop by the Avery Elle shop and see all of their new releases. I need every stamp set released this month. They are just that good! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by. It always means so much! :)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Little Tangles Guest Designer

Hi! Today I'm guest designing with Little Tangle's Challenge Blog! The challenge theme was to create a project using the colors white and gold. I had so much fun with this challenge! :) Here's my take!

I first took a piece of white cardstock and embossed it with a polka dot folder. I then ran it through my Big Shot after with a bracket die and adhered it to the card with foam dots. Next, I die cut and glittered a snowflake. The stamp set used above is Simple Christmas.  For the wreath and sentiment, I stamped it in VersaMark Ink, gold embossing powder and heat set it. I fussy cut the wreath and tied some gold baker's twine to the top. For a finishing touch, I added some gold sequins from Neat and Tangled and rounded the corners!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I can't wait to see your take on the challenge!!

**This will also be entered into Cas-ual Friday's Out on a Limb Challenge! :)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Avery Elle December Blog Hop

Hi there! It's been forever since I posted.  I've been on vacation but I'm finally back! I'm guest designing this month for Avery Elle and my oh my, they have some awesome products up their sleeves this month! Let's just get to it!

Today I'm showcasing one of their stamp sets, Circle It. 

For the first card, I wanted to make something that could be used for any time of celebration. I thought this would be perfect for New Years. 

For my second card, I wanted to make a Christmas one of course! This sentiment is absolutely perfect! 

So there's my cards and I hope you go on to the other blogs to see theirs as well :)

Kristen Foreman (you're here!)

To celebrate our December/January Release Blog Hop, Avery Elle is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to one random winner.  To enter to win just comment on this post.  There is no purchase necessary and you must be 18 years of age or older to enter.  This giveaway is void where prohibited.  You can also do options 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances of winning. You have until midnight Sunday, December 8th to enter.  The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle Blog on Monday, December 9th .  All products are available for purchase in the Avery Elle store right now.
To enter to win you can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or all 6 of the following to increase your chances:
  1. Comment on any of the design team's posts and/or here on the Avery Elle Blog
  2. Follow us on Twitter and tweet the contest (we are @averyellestamps )
  3. Follow us on Facebook (we are ) and share us with your friends - make sure they tell us you sent them.
  4. Follow us on Pinterest
  5. Become a blog follower through Feedly or Blog Lovin' (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already follow us)
  6. Join our Flickr group (comment on the Avery Elle blog if you already belong)
Thank you so much for stopping by!! :) Can't wait to show you projects throughout the whole month!!


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Runway Inspired Challenge

Hi there! I'm finally joining the Runway again for their latest challenge. Here was the inspiration photo!

For my take on the challenge, I definitely wanted to use stripes. I used two different stamps, one from Simon Says Stamp and the other from Avery Elle. The deer head is from Kelly Purkey's new release. Thanks die cut is from Simon Says as well. I covered the deer in black enamel to help it shine more! :)

Thanks for stopping by!! :)

November Release for Sweet Stamp Shop

Hi there! Welcome to my blog! Today, Sweet Stamp Shop released some amazing products. I'll be showcasing three of the new sets. First up is Monogram It. This set can not get anymore adorable. I am just in love with it! 

I'm in love with Christmas so of course that's what my first card focused around. I stamped the deer head in black ink and used Ranger Stickles to make the flowers into berries. I cut my vine stamp in half so I could widen it a bit. They're easy to put back together if you need to. Last, I stamped JOY using Monogram Alpha which I'll showcase next! :)

The next stamp set works well with Monogram It or can even be used alone like I'll show below! It's call Monogram Alphabet.

I was so excited when Nicole told me she created a set like this. I had been basically begging for one! For this next card, I white heat embossed CHRISTMAS and the sentiment.  The snowflake is actually a die that I covered with Star Dust Stickles from Ranger. This card was so easy to make and would be one I'd like to recreate for mass production. :)

Last is Panda Face. I chuckle when I see this set. It's so cute and funny! 

For the card, I stamp the head and body separate and then attached then afterwards. Super CAS card! :)

Well, what do you think!?!? Fun, right? Here's a coupon for you: NRN20. It ends on the 15th so don't delay! 

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog and I'll see y'all soon! :)


Monday, November 4, 2013


Just wanted to share a card I made the other day for Sweet Stamp Shop. :) Who doesn't love glitter!?

Thank you so much for stopping by! :)

I'll also be entering this into Simon Says Challenge this week!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Avery Elle Challenge

 Today I'm joining Avery Elle's Challenge. We were to come up with a card based on this sketch.

Here is my take on the sketch.

The stamp I used Happy Camper. I first stamped the mountains on some masking paper. After placing the mountains the way I wanted them, used distress and hero shadow inks to blend the sky. I then colored the mountains with Copics. I then used Simon Says Stamps banner die and stamped the sentiment on it. For a finishing touch, I added dash lines, cropped the edges and added glitter to the tops of the mountains.

Here's a close up! :)

I'm also entering this into Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Personal Post :)

Hi! I never do personal posts so I figured it's time for one. :) I just wanted to share a few pictures with you of our time here in San Diego so far. Ya know, my husband and I never wanted to move here in the beginning but with the Navy, you don't get a choice. We're making the best out of it.

This is me and my husband, Michael. We took a trip to Julian and had a mini photo shoot in the apple orchard!

I think this one is by far my favorite. :)

Oh, and I'm in love with this one as well! He's so handsome!!

Here's me on the cliffs in Point Loma!

Here are a couple of photos of our babies! This is of Brody. 

This beautiful girl is Bree!

These pups and my husband keep me sane. Oh--and card making! I am so excited though for our trip coming up towards the end of November. We're going back to the PNW. Ahh--I can't wait!

We would always take our quads to Tahuya and go mudding! Gorgeous!

This was at Mount Rainier!

This adorable chipmunk was at Hurricane Ridge in Port Angeles during July.

This was at Hurricane Ridge as well in November!

Those are just a few pictures I put up--I'm getting excited for our visit already!

Well thanks for stopping by and looking at all my photos and me reminiscing on the past! :)

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Relaxing Sunday!

Hey Y'all! It's a gorgeous day here in San Diego! I had to get caught up on a card for the Sweet Blog tomorrow and here's what I came up with! :)

I also joined the Neat and Tangle Challenge today. Of course I made a Halloween card. I'm really in the Halloween spirit and I'm kinda bummed I have to work that day. Oh well... At least I can enjoy all of my decorations and card making until then! :)

I'm also entering the Halloween card into Simon Says Challenge! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 25, 2013

October Blog Hop 5

Here's my last tag for the Blog Hop!

I love this tag! So classic and simple! I'm also entering this into CASology's Country Challenge this week! I guess I'm from the country and there's pinecones there--maybe that's the connection in my head! :)

Here's all the tags:

Thanks so much for stopping by today! :)

October Blog Hop 4

Fourth Blog Hop Tag:

This tag is super simple and fun to make! :)

Here are the rest of the cards I made!

October Blog Hop 3

Third Blog Hop tag:

I just love teal and orange so I figured it'd be a fun alternative color combination! :)

Here are all the tags I made!

October Blog Hop 2

Second Tag for Blog Hop:

For this card, I stamped a white card base and then added vellum over the top. I'm glad I did. It softened it so much! :)

Here are all the tags I made!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Neat and Tangled Guest Designer Post

Hi! Today was my last post on Neat and Tangled's blog for my guest designer spot of October. I'm a tad sad... I had so much fun but hopefully I'll be able to join again soon! Thanksgiving is coming up soon so I decided to make a festive card. Plus I saw this fun inspiration from Moxie Fab.

My card doesn't have leaves on it but when I think of leaves, I think of Fall--and with Fall comes Thanksgiving! :) Love it!

Well thanks for stopping by :) It's always appreciated!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Neat and Tangled Guest Designer Week 2

I'm back today with another card using Neat and Tangled's awesome products. I'm seriously in love with their stamps. They are so versatile! 

I used Simple Christmas again today for my card. This card, although it may look easy took me a few times to get it the way I wanted it to look. To make it easy, I took a banner and outlined it with pencil. From there, I stamped around the pencil marks with different greenery pieces. I popped up my pinecones with foam dots as well as my finished banner. Another card that can be easily recreated to send to family and friends. :) Super fun!  Also, if you missed last week's card post and looking for a fun Halloween card, click HERE. Can't wait for another guest post next week. 

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to become a follower of my blog!!!

Simon Says Stamp Challenge

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

October Sweet Stamp Shop Release

**Edit--I had no idea Nicole was doing a giveaway for the three new sets released today! Go HERE to join in on the giveaway. 

Guess what day it is!?!? Release Daayy!! *in that fun hump day camel voice*

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. With another month that's passed, I can't express the gratitude to Nicole for choosing me to be on the Sweet team. She is so fun and creative and always comes out with awesome stamps and she definitely surpassed my expectations this month (like that was even possible!). Sweet Stamp Shop released three new stamp sets: Happy Hour, Speedy Greetings and What's For Dinner.

For Happy Hour, I created a fun card by masking and using my daubers. I felt it was really simple but showed the stamp off well!

Next up was What's For Dinner! Super fun set! :)

Last up is Speedy Greetings!  Such a fun, little Christmas set that is just adorable!!!

So what do you think of the release!? Sweet Stamp Shop has a 25% off coupon for all new sets released today! It goes through Friday at Midnight!!! Coupon code is: OR25.  :)

Also, the shop released new coordinating flair! You will definitely have to stop by the shop to see what flair there is to offer! 

Wow! What a great release. Thanks for stopping by and remember to get your goodies before Friday so you can use that awesome coupon! See you soon, sweeties!