Monday, May 31, 2010

LDS Blog Train Stop!

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Thanks for hopping off the train here!  You should have arrived from Chelle's blog.

I am Krisi a hybrid designer.  I love to create with paper and digitally so hybrid is that perfect combination.  These are a few of my products in my store at Scrap Matters.




I decided to try my hand at a little kit designing with this blog train so I hope you like it.  Here is what I have for you.


Download HERE {and leave a little -or a lot- of love}

I would really like to hear your comments on this since it is one of my first times doing digital designs.

Here is a look at all the stops on the train:

Your next stop on the train is Elegant Word Art by Bethany:

If you get lost on this train simply head to the start of the LDS Blog Train.


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Friday, May 28, 2010

Do you like to celebrate?

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Just want to start off my saying... Happy Memorial Day to those in the United States and a BIG THANK YOU to those who serve our country each and everyday.

For those of you who missed it... I posted this freebie earlier this week (just go back to Tuesday).

Don't forget you have a chance to win more just for using the freebie!  Simply download the freebie, use it on a hybrid project or layout and then come back and link me up to the forum you posted it at!  I will be drawing the winner June 8th - so that gives you time to create something great to show off!

And now for this weeks release...
Banner Templates
I just love it {yep I am a little biased} but seriously this is so versatile.  I have a few more in my head {I do that often} that I want to make up as well.

Here are some examples from my CT:

Dalis created this super fun way to show off a date night surprise with her hubby to see Iron Man 2!!


And then this fun birthday banner from Tanja!


... now show me what you do with it!!!

The CT call is also still going on until Monday so be sure to apply!

and here is the text if it is hard to read:
End Game: May 31st
Send the following info to:
*Link to your hybrid gallery
*What store are you most active at?
*A list of your other CT commitments (if any)
*Bio and Blog Address (if any)
*Are you interested in a Guest or Permanent position?
Here are the requirements:
*Create 3 projects a month with Krisi’s Hybrid templates. You are free to use
whatever kits you want with the templates.
*Post projects with full credits at 3 galleries that allow linking to the
product in the store and one other gallery of your choice.
*Be active (check in 4 or more times a week) in my CT forum.
*Enable my products at least 3 times a month.
*Coordinate & post RAK threads at DST, DSA & SM - once a term.

Have a great weekend... I know I will.  ScrapMatters is having a picnic in Utah... and I am going to fly out for it. I need a little break so this was a perfect opportunity!


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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Individual Brackets - Freebie word art and a chance to win more!

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I was playing around with a new action I got over iNSD weekend and created a few word arts for you guys. Hope you like them!

Before I show you the word art I wanted to make sure you knew about these two things:

CT call is underway... apply now before Memorial Day weekend comes and you forget!

Send application to

A special thank you to Chelle's Creations for the use of her kits/elements to create my ad!

And also if you are not subscribed to my newsletter... sign up!  You get a free template for signing up and a weekly e-mail showing off my newest releases... right to your mail box on Friday mornings (a great way to start the weekend).

Here is the template you can get.

Box It Up_SmallSquareBox_NewsletterFreebie

and now for the word art....

{can't figure out why the colored ones look fuzzy here but they all come in black and you can recolor them}


And even better... want to win any single product in my store (ie no bundles)???  Simply use the word art and link me up to where you posted it in your favorite gallery and you will be entered to win!

And don't forget to plan to spend all weekend at your computer Speed Scrapping at ScrapMatters!



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Monday, May 24, 2010

menu plan monday

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Well it is still Monday... just a little on the late side!

Plans for this week are:

Breakfast/Snacks - Quesadillas, Apples, Pears, Bananas

Desserts - Ice Cream, Granola with yogurt (more of a dessert in our house though), Popsicles, and maybe some other treat we decide to bake if we are needing a fun activity while it RAINS at the end of May!

Sunday - Spaghetti @ mom's

Monday - Won Ton Soup (we didn't get it done last week... but it was worth the wait!)

Tuesday - Sausage and Peppers  (just slice the bell peppers with onions, some garlic, italian seasonings all cooked with mild italian sausages)

Wednesday - Beef Stroganoff with green beans or salad
{bake rolls for tomorrow}

Thursday - BBQ Shredded Pork on homemade rolls

Friday - Homemade Pizza

Saturday - Birthday Party and leftovers

Hope you have a great week!

What do you have planned this week?   Any great recipes to share?

Be sure to check out OrgJunkie for more menus.


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Friday, May 21, 2010

Have your cake and eat it too?

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Well maybe you won't be eating this cake, but maybe some yummy goodies inside?

I just love this template!  I am a little biased but it is just so fun!


Create just one slice for a special person (maybe a friend who is watching her weight but you want to fill with something fun) or create a whole cake for favors for a shower.

Here is just one slice for you to see.


And here are a couple items from my creative team:





and if you missed the annoucement before, I am having a CT call.


Don't forget to apply!

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sneaky Treat

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I know I am late posting this but I finally got the pictures off the camera to post with it! But as I promised in my menu plan monday post - I am showing you our sneaky popsicles.


So... I know Pamela at Keeping Life Creative posted about her sneaky smoothies. Well we too have sneaky smoothies but I put in lots more stuff to be sneaky... cabbage, carrots (a few baby ones or a full size one cut up), and then lots of fruit strawberries (with the green leafy tops), cantaloupe, apricots, blueberries, blackberries, etc. All the fruit is frozen so I don't add any ice. I do add some juice but usually use the V8 Splash (50% juice) that also has more hidden veggies in it. 

So I make up a smoothie... we enjoy a small cup each (we have those great IKEA cups that come in fun colors) then with the rest (I make big batches so I can freeze either in smoothie size cups (I use the plastic restaurant cups that have a lid) or into popsicles.

I picked up a great popsicle mold at Bed Bath and Beyond in a end of the season (is there a season for popsicles?) for like $10... pricey still but it has been SO worth it.  So I put the extra smoothie into the popsicle mold and then we can enjoy popsicles that are all good stuff (I don't usually even add honey if I know the fruit is sweet).

Rachel enjoying her sneaky smoothie pop (really she loves them - she was just sick of me taking pictures!)

I love to hear sneaky ways to get good stuff in our kids diets... do you? If so check out Keeping Life Creative and link up on Tuesdays (like I said I know I am late).


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Monday, May 17, 2010

menu plan monday

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It's Monday again and I am back to post my menu for this week.  I never did get back to post about our smoothie pops but I will try to do that this week.   Pamela Donnis (Keeping Life Creative)  has a blog link up each week on Tuesdays with sneaky snacks... how do you sneak good stuff into your kids (or your) diets???  I will be linking up my smoothie pops for that.

We followed last weeks plan pretty well. The day we were scheduled to have meatballs, mashed potatoes and gravy it was so hot (ok not SO hot but 82 - which when the day before was 74 it was shocking). So instead of that we had fresh fruit (watermelon, pineapple, strawberries and pear).

This week our plan:

Sunday - Pancakes (will have to post the recipe sometime) and sausage (yep for dinner)

Monday - Chicken Enchiladas with spanish rice

Tuesday - Manicotti with homemade bread (I lost the recipe again... hope I can find it) and salad

Wednesday - Meatballs and mashed potatoes with gravy (we are trying again!)

Thursday - Won Ton Soup  It does take a little bit of prep work... but oh my it is so worth it!  The broth is just fabulous to sip (especially if you are not feeling well).  I know it is kinda hot for soup but I had been thinking about making this again, so I am!

Friday - Red beans and rice with cornbread

Saturday - BBQ Pork Sandwiches with baked beans

What is your favorite combination of spices when you cook up your red beans?  Mine always seem kind of bland.  So please share your favorite recipe (or spice combo).

To see other menus check out OrgJunkie.


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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Krisi's Kreations - Hybrid CT Call

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The time has come to hold a CT call.  Are you interested in hybrid??  Now is the time to join my team. 


Maybe you would like an admin position?


Either way... send an e-mail to   If you don't try out you could never make the team!

If you have any questions feel free to send them to or to

Also a big thank you to Dalis who created the ad and also to Chelle of Chelle's Creations for letting me use her Batter Up: Softball Add-on, Stitch Me Up Dated Neutral, and Stitch Me Up.


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Friday, May 14, 2010

Got cards??? Need Purse.

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Are you ready to create something fabulous??   If you like to give cards or maybe even just a card to someone with a gift card in it and want it to be more than a card... this is perfect!!!

Check out my newest template Card Purse: Tall - I love it!  It has been sitting on my desk this week and it just makes me happy! 

What to see what my fabulous team did with it???







And here is mine again  (the one that has been on my desk making me happy this week)


If you haven't signed up for my newsletter... you should!  You don't want to miss exclusive coupons, birthday discounts and you can get a free template as well!

Here is another little peek at the template you will get.

Box It Up_SmallSquareBox_NewsletterFreebie 

Have a great week and happy creating!

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

menu plan monday

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This is the first time I have posted my menu plan here on this blog but I have been menu planning for about 2 years now possibly longer. There are times that I "forget"... I don't forget to eat but just don't have it all planned out for the week on Sunday.  I will say when I don't plan out the menu what we end up eating is not all that healthy, thus the reason I really try to have a menu plan each week.

So what are we having this week?

Sunday - Porcupine Meatballs (lunch) and then grilled hamburgers for dinner

Monday - Pork Chops (just pan grilled) with peas and carrots and mashed potatoes

Tuesday - Broccoli Beef

Wednesday - Relief Society activity - dinner will be served
                           Adam and the girls will have soup

Thursday - Meatballs (from the freezer) with gravy and mashed potatoes

Friday - Homemade Pizza (cheese and sausage/pepperoni)

Saturday - Relay for Life during the day so not sure what our plans will be for dinner

Breakfasts -
Cold cereal (not the healthiest but they do like {frosted} mini wheats) and I get it just about free with coupons
Eggs - these are always free - thanks mom (or I guess I should say thank you to her chickens!)
Healthy waffles  (our freezer is out so I will be making more this week)

Frozen Blueberries
Cheese Crackers
Smoothies or smoothie pops (watch for a post on Tuesday about them)

Do you plan out your menus?  Want to see what others have on their menu plan? Check out OrgJunkie


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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Grab bag is split up!

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The hybrid grab bag I collaborated with Kim (Geeky Diva Designs) has been split apart.

If you hurry you can get an individual part while it is still on sale at 40% off!
Here is my part of the bag:
Write It Out: Greeting Sentiments by Krisi's Kreations

Box it up: Handle by Krisi's Kreations

If you did not grab the entire grab bag you can head over now and get the individual parts now!
Nothing new is coming tomorrow from me, but there is other great stuff from the SM designers!
Have a great weekend and for those in the United States (and other places who celebrate)... Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there!

Check out my gallery to see these products (and others) in use!


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Monday, May 3, 2010

The sale continues (40% til Thursday)

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Since we had a bit of trouble with our site over the weekend, we’re extending our 40% off personal use, and 30% off Commercial Use sale through THURSDAY!!!

WE LOVE OUR CUSTOMERS!!!! And we’re doing EVERYTHING we can to show it!

Now go shop!

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Choo Choo....

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Moments that Matter blog train is arriving into the station...

Welcome to your next stop on the ScrapMatters [inter]National Scrapbooking Day blog train. This train has stops ALL OVER THE WORLD!!! You have probably just come from Maria of ScrapMuss Designs. That's the stop before this one. And now you've arrived in sunny, warm and beautiful Northern California at Krisi's Kreations!

Our NSD mega-collab at SM this weekend is called "Moments that Matter" and the whole theme of our celebration is all about those moments in our lives that really matter. At each stop you'll find a story about a Moment that Matters along with a freebie!! There are TONS of stops on this blog train, so you can pick up a LOT of goodies!!

Before I show you what I have for you I want to show you the kit...


Isn't that just the most beautiful thing and it is FREE with your $20 purchase at ScrapMatters (which is SO easy to do this weekend with all the fabulous grab bags in the store - including mine!)!  And since $20 is so easy... go for $30 and check out what you will get!  I created the cake slices in the download... 10 slices forms a whole cake. I created it without to many embellishments so you could personalize it more.


And then just a little preview of the two new items I have out this week:folder folder

OK, so back to the blog train!

The 'moment that matters' I've chosen to share is . . .  The birth of my first daughter.

I was very ready to have her, after all it was my first baby and I thought I was pretty uncomfortable and couldn't sleep.  The doctor was really concerned with how big she was going to be and sent me for an ultrasound, which showed that the baby was around 9 1/2 pounds but probably more. We decided to have a c-section (I thought that would be the easy method - boy was I wrong!) so it was scheduled for the following afternoon.  The surgery was delayed but finally I got to see her!


This was the first time I saw my little girl... I heard her and saw a picture on the camera but this was when I saw her for the first time, and fell in love.

Your freebie on this stop is the mask I used on the photo above.



Link will be active until midnight Thursday night 5/6. Then all the blog train goodies are getting gathered up and put into the store!

Enjoy!!! And now you're off to the next stop on the blog train . . .
Courtney (cnscraps)

If you do get lost along the way you can always head over the to ScrapMatters blog.

Have fun and HAPPY NSD!!!!  Be sure to stop by the store for 40% off until Sunday then 30% til Thursday!!!!


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