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MIX IT UP MONDAY: STV12MON32 - Candy is dandy!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gayle Chrvala Sep 2, 2012. 12 Replies

Here we are another…Continue

Tags: The, Vine, rhinestones, ribbon, Stamp

Mix It Up Monday - STV12MON17

Started this discussion. Last reply by Krystal Allen May 22, 2012. 38 Replies

I apologize for the…Continue

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Decorative Handmade Masks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donna Phelan Jan 27, 2013. 18 Replies

I couldn't keep these pictures on my page as they are too big, but Lee (DT) said that I could post it here.I made a mold, put plaster into that mold, shaped the plaster and sealed it with an…Continue

Tags: box, distress, inks, shadow, beads

i-magicut Ribbon Cutter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aixa M. May 1, 2012. 11 Replies

I found this tool at my store today, and it is pretty darn handy to have.…Continue

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"Very nice. Finally, a use for my twine! HaHa!"
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Krystal Allen commented on Gina Krupsky's video

The Inside Scoop- Decorating the inside of your cards

"Yes please, share the heart flourish frame or all the Silhouette numbers"
Feb 6, 2014
Krystal Allen commented on Kurtis Amundson's photo

Card by Kurtis

"I have been noticing your cards, they have all kind of spoken to me, as I am looking for CAS cards today to do.  I love the simplicity in which you color, and stamp your cards."
May 16, 2013
Krystal Allen commented on Cynthia's photo


"Lynn, you can use a piece of cardstock as a guide.  Or if you want some frisket film?"
May 16, 2013
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Card by Kurtis

"This is a very nice & sweet CAS card, I love the white paint w/the lightly colored cake & flowers."
May 16, 2013
Krystal Allen replied to Gina Krupsky's discussion Scor-Pal Technique # 1 (original post date 2-29-08)
"I have a MS score board and use a stylus from the Friskars embosser (where you put your cardstock between 2 plastic sheets).  The scoring tool that comes with the MS shaves over time, I am sure the newer ones have a true melamine one.  I…"
Apr 25, 2013
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Donna Phelan replied to Krystal Allen's discussion Decorative Handmade Masks
"YOWZA!!!!  Your masks are FABULOUSLY creative!!!  That last one SCREAMS Mardi Gras, right?  Gorgeous!!!  so glad I cam back this far, I always forget there is so much more on these back pages of the Forum.  Thanks for…"
Jan 27, 2013
Krystal Allen replied to Krystal Allen's discussion Decorative Handmade Masks
"Thank you ladies!"
Jan 22, 2013
Verna Angerhofer replied to Krystal Allen's discussion Decorative Handmade Masks
"What gorgeous works of art. Just amazing!"
Jan 21, 2013
Lagene Sands replied to Krystal Allen's discussion Decorative Handmade Masks
"WOW! Very Pretty!"
Jan 21, 2013
Krystal Allen replied to Krystal Allen's discussion Decorative Handmade Masks
"It depends on what I want to put into it :) Thank you!"
Jan 17, 2013
Susan replied to Krystal Allen's discussion Decorative Handmade Masks
"Oh my goodness! Theses are fabulous! Does it take long to make one?"
Jan 17, 2013
Krystal Allen commented on Regina Cooper's photo

Damask Heart

"I have come to your pretty simple card twice, very CAS and very beautifully done"
Jan 12, 2013

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Spellbinders vs. Nestabilities?

Posted on April 26, 2011 at 11:20am 6 Comments

So yesterday I went to my local scrapbooking store, and on a whim bought a 4 pk of Spellbinders (square collection).  Then I proceeded to run to Jo-Ann's & call Michaels to see if they had the C-Plate I would need to cut these out with on my cuttlebug.  I happened to get an embossing pad, and at first glance it seemed to be a good size, but the one I saw @ Jo-Ann's was quite larger.  I feel bad for having buyer's remorse, I got the set…


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At 9:10am on January 12, 2013, Joyce Hibbard said…
No, the bear it is not a stamp, it was a free clip art, so I can not take credit for its cuteness. Joyce
At 8:21am on September 14, 2012, Olga Moore said…

Hi Kathryn, and thanks for stopping by to leave such a lovely comment on my Rock to the Oldies "Silhouettes" card. The flourish you asked about is a Cheery Lynn Designs die called Fanciful Flourish.  Hope that helps.  :)

At 12:06pm on August 17, 2012, Susan Sieracki said…

Krystal, thank you very much for your nice comments on my Red Dogwood and Crystal Vase cards. I really appreciate it.

At 12:31am on August 17, 2012, Kathryn A said…
Hi Krystal. Thanks so much for your nice comments on my sunset card. Have a good evening--what's left of it, that is! Lol.
At 7:47am on June 30, 2012, Kay S. said…
Thanks for the sweet comments on a bunch of my cards,mespecially some that I hadn't seen in a while! It was fun to go back and look at some of the ones you commented on and think about when I made them or who I sent them to! I might even have to re-make some of those cards! :-)
Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday!
At 10:33pm on June 10, 2012, Betty Neville said…

Hi Krystal!  Thank you very much for commenting on my blog hop card!  I don't mind at all if you case it! : )  You have a beautiful gallery!

At 5:28pm on June 9, 2012, Pam Dwyer Giudici said…

You are so sweet, Krystal!  Thanks for the kind words!  Enjoy your weekend!

At 4:12pm on June 9, 2012, Bonnie T Beckley said…

Krystal, Thank you so much for your sweet comments on several of my cards. Thank your for making my day by choosing to case my baby card. I am partial to baby cards.

Hope your week is filled with what you treasure most.

At 2:54pm on June 8, 2012, Judy Covey said…

Thanks Krystal for commenting on my Happy Birthday butterfly card. The butterfly circle is a Spellbinders die, as well as the top circle that I stamed on and the Purely Pomegranate circle sandwiched in between.

At 7:53am on June 8, 2012, Angie Schmidt said…

Krystal, thanks for the very sweet comments on my cards and for taking the time!



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