Category Archives: handmade cards

Spring 2017 Catalog and Sale-A-Bration


January 4, 2017

The Spring 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration 2017 Catalogs went live this morning and it must have created quite a commotion! I woke up to a message from our lovely CEO Sara Douglas on FB Live explaining that they had everyone hard at work fixing the online problem. No worries. I am sure things will be up and running soon. In the meantime…here is a glimpse of what is on my worktable this morning.


The Beautiful You Stamp Set (143637 clear block and 143004 wood block) is sure to be a huge favorite this Spring! I need to narrow down some of the ideas I’ve already pinned to my Pinterest board for the Beautiful You Stamp Set because I just don’t have enough hours in the day to make them all if I want to use my other Spring stamp sets. And I DO want to use them!!!

I have one card made from the Everyday Hero stamp set 143080. It will surely be another favorite.


To see more fun ideas from the Spring catties, check out my Pinterest Boards.   or see the catalogs at “like” me on Facebook at


Sneak Peek- Spring 2017 Stampin’ Up!


I am so excited!!!!! I got my Spring 2017 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration demonstrator Pre-order today! I can’t wait to get started on making samples. Stampin’ Up! is always so on-trend with colors, patterns, and stamp images,  you are going to love our newest products! Some of the items in my shipment are only available for $FREE with a minimum purchase during Sale-A-Bration Jan.4, 2017-March 31, 2017. I will post even more great SAB info soon. I am now booking workshops for January, February, and March, so contact me soon to get your workshop.


Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza


Don’t miss out on these great deals! Prices are good through nov. 28, 2016. Some items are “While Quantities Last, so order today! Kristy Speer Stampin’ Up! Order onlineOnline Extravaganza through Nov. 28, 2016onlineex_shareable-2_nov2116_naKristy Speer Stampin’ Up! Order onlineOnline Extravaganza through Nov. 28, 2016

One day Sale Nov 28, 2016


Click this link to see a video about the Stitched With Cheer Project Kit

This cute project kit makes 18 cards.


Black and Yellow Mosaic Madness


Black and Yellow Mosaic Madness

I made this card using, the Stampin Up Mosaic Madness stamp set, basic black, Crushed Curry, and Whisper White paper and inks, the Quaternary Designer Series Paper, and mosaic punch. I used three layers of punching to create dimension. I embossed  a piece of Whisper White card stock using the mosaic embossing folder. Then I punch out sections, so that I could use that piece sandwiched between the black underneath and the stamped mosaic images above the sandwiched piece.i used Dimensionals to raise the black and yellow punched pieces up higher than normal. The acetate overlay across the top really finished off the card nicely.

Stampin Up! Punch art-crawling baby


Stampin Up! Punch art-crawling baby

I joined a Stampin Up summer swap and this is the punch art I came up with. While its not the only baby punch art that I’ve seen, it is the first one just like this. I used the bird punch for most of the body. I used the wings for arms and legs, and the hands and feet are cut from the little labels punch pack. I was especially happy with how well the little label punch,with just a snip here or there, made perfect little hands and feet. I found out that the cherries from the cupcake punch made perfect ears and  the bow. The eyes came from the candle flame of the cupcake punch. I used a little linen thread for the hair. I used circle punches and a scallop punch for the rest of the baby. I used Stampin Write markers to draw the face, and a dauber to add a little blush to the cheeks. I also inked around some of the edges.