My name is Kristy Speer and I live in the beautiful blue skies and high desert of Southern Arizona. I love making all types of arts, and crafts, and I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Check out my Stampin’ Up! website at http://kristyspeer.stampinup.net and “LIKE” my Facebook page Kristy’s Stamp and Create I spend lots of time Pinning ideas, so please Follow some of my Pinterest Boards. Let me help you make something beautiful for someone you love. My household is a lively one with grandchildren in and out all the time! I have two cats, and live surrounded by extended family. I am a medically retired High school English teacher. I am blessed to have 12 grandchildren living nearby, and 5 more in the Chicagoland area. Besides cardmaking, drawing, crocheting, and other crafts, I am obsessed about collecting items for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. My daughter says my heart is bigger than my body, because I have to enlist the help of everyone I can find to put together the shoeboxes every year!