Sunday, December 12, 2010


Happy Holidays bloggers!
I'm so sorry for the absent posting. In the past I normally do my videos and posts in the morning while my little guy is in school. Since then I began a new job and work during the day, which only means that the evenings are spent with my son. Not to mention, I thought I could pull of working 2 jobs during the holidays. OK, so I'm kinda half back. No new videos coming soon, but I have begun the christmas card making scramble. I promise the new year will be full of ideas and videos. So viewers. HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Rainy Day Emma


Hey Stampin Addicts,
I havent made a card in a while, so I thought I would do a weather related card since it was raining. The stamp image is from CC designs Sugarplum Rainy Day Emma. I coloured this image days in advance and pulled them out for this card. I used a variety of materials with a weather theme. I hope you enjoyed this and stay tuned for more creations.

xoxo, Krafty Krissie

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sow Soo-eet Piggy


Hey Stampin' Addicts... I made a quick video because I havent made on in a while. So I used a High Hopes stamp called "Sow Soo-eet Piggy". I liked the image because it have alot of space to colour and practice with copics. The piggy card is intended for my swap participants as a thank you for playing. I hope you enjoyed the video. THANX!

xoxo, Krafty Krissie

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pumpkin Punch Art

This is the 2nd card I created for a punch art swap. I had taken 2 spots and the second was the most difficult for me to achieve. I looked though my paper for inspiration and found a sheet from DCWV "Prints for the Year". The sheet made me think of fall and so I recreated pumpkins for my punch art. Punch details: (SU) oval punch, (Marvy Uchida) swirl punch, (EK Success) small pendant oval punch & (SU) word window punch. I didnt make a video for this because the pumpkin punch is easily found on other blogs with details. Thank you and enjoy!

xoxo, Krafty Krissie

Robot Punch Art


This is a card I made to challenge myself. I joined a punch art swap dispite not having any punch art experience. This card kept me up all night, for many nights. I wanted to create something unique and cute. My inspiration was cartoons that my son likes to watch. Cartoons have many simple shapes that can get recreated through punch art and due to the lack of punches I own, a robot was perfect. Punches needed: 1 3/8" square (x2), 1" Circle (x2) & 3/4" circle (x4) I hope you enjoy the video. THANX!

xoxo, Krissie

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tea Time Card


I created this card to double as a little gift and card. The inside holds a tim hortons tea bag. This is perfect for tea lovers, and the pocket can also hold gift cards. By changing the theme of the card, it can hold any kind of gift card or small packet item. Thanx and I hope you enjoy!

xoxo, Krissie

Gallery Upload

I literally just uploaded the cards that i created sometime ago. I have been stalling because it takes some time to upload videos and photos. Sorry for the delay... again. Here's the link to my gallery.


xoxo, Krissie

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Back in ACTION!

This is the week school started and I get some crafty time (just for the morning). After time thinking and creating, I will be able to come up with more ideas, videos and especially Pandora Videos. Our summer was a memorable one. It was Nathan's first time at disneyworld, very fun but next time we will be flying. No more 24hr car rides. We spent time with family at virginia beach. Overall it was a great 2 months, but the hot weather is gone and time to create some new goodies. So, look for new stuff on my youtube channel, SCS gallary and blog. Thanx for staying tuned. MISS YA LOTS.

xoxo, Krafty Krissie

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Hey Stamping Addicts...
I've been M.I.A for the past few days. I'm currently on vacation with my family. We hit Disney World for my son's first time. Very fun and exciting. I haven't been there in about 15 years and things look so different, no more MGM (now Hollywood studios) and last time I went there was no Animal Kingdom. Anyways, we're not off to Virginia Beach to visit my family members. I know of a small scrapbook store here so, I'll go check that out. I wanna stock up on disney stuff for my son's disneyworld scrapbook. Well, TA TA for now. And i'll keep you posted.

Krafty Krissie

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Black /w Brights


I created this card for a SWAP with a Black and Brights theme. It was difficult to do the heat embossing because of the large area to cover, although the embossing buddy helped and a lot of patience. If there is any questions or comments, please post. THANKS!

xoxo, Krissie

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

"Last day of school" gift


I made a few paper crafts for my son's teacher. I showcased them in a video to show what I created for her. There is an assortment of cards and paperclips bookmarks. Check out the video details and see the creation. Thanks and enjoy the video.
Any questions or comments, post it on the blog.

xoxo, Krissie

Camouflage Card


I created this card using leftover foam pieces from the woodmount sets. I created a masuline/manly card. This is perfect for military men and hunters. Just switch out the sentiment and voila! Check out the video for the card details. Any questions and comments, post it on my blog. Thank you and Enjoy.

xoxo, Krissie

SWAP #3: Java Minute


I created a card similar to this for a CARD SWAP on I went online and found a stamp set which suited the theme perfectly. Although the original swap card is slightly different, I thought it would be best for you to get a taste of what it looked like.

I used a gatefole technique which, in my opinion, makes the card looks more creative than just a regular fold card. I decorated the side panel using versamark ink and used the nestabilities oval die to create the main image.

If there are any questions and comments please post them on my blog. Thanks and ENJOY!

xoxo, Krissie

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

SWAP card #2 (Fond Farewell)


- Animal Stories, Good Neighbors & looks who's turning (STAMPIN UP)
- Base going gray (8.5' x 5.5' folded in half)
- card front really rust (4 1/8' x 5 3/8')
- 2nd layer brilliant blue (4 x 5 1/4')
- Nestability classic Ovals & Scalloped (2nd largest)
- Ink: Green Galore, going gray, really rust, versa mark(STAMPIN UP)
- Ribbon: Offray opal gray
- Designer Paper: DCWV Animal Crackers
- Dimensionals
- Corner rounder

Any questions or comments, dont hesitate to contact me or leave a comment. Thank you and enjoy your stamping.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010



It's been a while since my last post and I decided to begin a video series on Pandora Jewelry. This also applies to other brands of jewelry such as Troll, etc. Anyways, I decided to do this because this form of jewelry is truly personal. No two bracelets are exactly the same. Pandora consists of beads in various shapes (animal, symbol, food, shape, etc.) which gets placed on a bracelet to show the wearer's individuality. I find it to be a very beautiful gift because each occasion the giver can present a new bead. For example, the pineapple represents an inside joke with my husband and I or my teddybear bead represents my boys. To learn more about Pandora visit my video series or go to


- Krafty Krissie

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

SWAP crad #1 (Floral)


- Rose Rhapsody Stamp Set (STAMPIN UP)
- Base Lavender Lace
- card front Kraft
- Nestability classic Ovals & Scalloped
- Ink: Green Galore, Pretty in Pink, Blush Blosson, Lavender Lace, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery (STAMPIN UP)
- Ribbon: Dashes, Dots & Checks (SKU:100607)
- Sizzix Fancy Flourish Set
- Dazzling Diamonds glitter & s-way glue pen

Any questions or comments, dont hesitate to contact me or leave a comment. Thank you and enjoy your stamping.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Coupon Organizer/Folder


- 2 slightly bigger than A2 envelopes
- 3 1/4' x 4 1/4' heavy cardstock
- 5 1/2' x 4 1/4' heavy cardstock (score at 3 1/4' and 3 1/2')
- Form of labelling
- Ribbon
- Closure
- Decorations

Make this however you like just adjust the measurements. Any comments or questions, please leave a comment below. Thank you.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Hobby Lobby/Archiver's Haul


I went to Colorado Springs this weekend and purchased a lot of things that I have not seen in Canada. I went to Hobby Lobby and Archiver’s. I also purchased things that I have seen in other youtube tutorials. Here is a list of link and items that i purchased. I look forward to creating new projects and ideas to share with all of you. TAKE CARE!


Click here for link to ink blending foam

Click here for link to slot punching tool

Click here for link to fluid chalk ink

Click for Archiver's Online

Click here for Hobby Lobby

Scrapbook/Card Haul from Colorado Springs

Hobby Lobby
- American Crafts Haute Ribbon(Cosmo)
- American Crafts Backyard Ribbon (Petal)
- Paper Studio Safari (5/8’) Ribbon
- Robert Stanley Collection (Woven Edge Ribbon)
- Tsukineko Sponge Daubers
- Inkssentials Ink blending foam
- Royal Langnickel Aqua-flo brush
- Paper Studio clips (Mini clips-Spiral gold and silver)
- Color Box Fluid chalk ink (Chestnut Roan & Charcoal)
- Spellbinders Nestabilities (Classic Scalloped Ovals Large)
- Spellbinders Nestabilities (Classic Ovals Large)

- Making Memories instant setter
- Making Memories paper and ribbon slot punching tool

Friday, April 9, 2010

Sweet Treat Baby Rattle


Stamp sets:
Stampin up! Something Sweet & Little Angel

Cardstock Dimensions:
Kraft (base): 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
Pastel Blue (layer 1): 5 1/4 x 4
Whisper White: 5 x 3 3/4

Ink used:
Stampin up! Bashful Blue & Sahara Sand

ribbon, 1 3/4" circle punch, sweet treat cup, adhesive, large oval punch, scallop oval punch, confetti, mini glue dots.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Hoppy Bunny Easter Treat


Stampsets used:
Stampin' up!Forest Friends, Teeny Tiny Wishes & Fast Flowers Wheel

2 1/4 X 4 1/4 card (or)
Sizzix card,square (#654443)

Recollections: South Beach set (green)
or use colour you choose

Versa Mark, Stampin' up! Soft Suade & Basic Gray

Stampin' up! scallop circle, fiskers 3/16th circle punch, Marvy Uchida 1 1/2" circle punch, White curling ribbon, dimensionals, Marvy Gel Excel Pen

Michaels 2 pack plastic bunny

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sunflower Sweet Treat Cup


Here are the details to make this card (all products are Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted)...


Cardstock dimensions:
Chocolate Chip (base)- 8 ½ x 5 ½
Crushed Curry (1st layer)- 4 x 5 ½
Whisper White (top layer)- 3 x 5 ½
Whisper White (inside) - 4 x 5 ¼

Ink Needed:
Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip

Tools needed:
Scallop edge punch, 1 3/4 circle punch, sweet treat cup, paper piercer, foil (bigger than circle punch), sponge, bone folder, adhesive (mono & dimensionals), marker (i used marvy, but white gelpen would be best) and lastly...
something to fill the treat cup.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Sweet Treat Cups

I recieved a big Stampin' Up order this monday and wanted to try out a few things. I got these little "Sweet Treat Cups", it's pretty much a little cup on the card. So, I made these cards with the coordinating stamp set called "Something Sweet". It is so cute and I'm looking for more ideas to use these cups. Post any comments or questions below. For more of my cards, click on the Splitcoast Stampers link on the left. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Foreign Domestic Workers in Canada

Alright everyone, I haven't posted anything in a while because it's EXAM TIME at York. So my life consists of studying and essay writing. Don't feel bad for me just yet, it is my LAST YEAR. *woo hoo*. So on to the good stuff, I spent all day working on an essay for a sociology of labour class and here is what I produced (the introduction). If anyone wants any sources or greater detail of the work, post a comment.

The premise of this essay was to show the shift in domestic workers from a prodominantly Caribbean populace to a currently prodominant Filipino one. I have not found much texts regarding this issue so I came up with my own possibilities. The possibilities stem from the root of female black slavery to the (supposed) highly educated Filipino community. Here is the introduction (again, any questions or comments, post in the comment section)

"According to Stasiulis and Bakan, in 1975 to 1976, 44 per cent of all entrants to Canada on temporary employment visas assigned to in-home domestic work were from the Caribbean and only .3 per cent was from Asia; by 1990, the statistic shifted with 5 per cent from the Caribbean, while 58 per cent were from the Philippines (2005). This was a dramatic shift in Canada’s seeking labour countries. Due to this dramatic change in per cent, I will seek out various possibilities within this essay. Throughout many decades, Canada’s policies and regulations regarding foreign domestic workers have evolved to be more discriminatory and more qualifications needed to be achieved. With experiences from English speaking Caribbean and Filipino women, the Canadian foreign labour policies prefer one cultural group over another to gain capital in the domestic market. The question to be asked within this situation is why has the percentage of cultural domestic workers shifted from largely English-speaking Caribbean women to a mostly Filipino domestic worker community? The essay will look at a historical look at domestic work, specifically live-in child care; programs and policies provided by Canada with a look at systemic inequality embedded within the states legislation; how these policies have changed and evolved today; possibilities on the cultural shift of domestic workers; and lastly, how these workers are seeking equality. The paper will focus on the shift from dominant English-speaking domestic workers to Filipino workers and Canada’s relation to this drastic shift."


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Transnational Families

Alright, so I just completed an essay regarding transnational families. Something I'm pretty passionate about. The theme of my work this year has stemmed around domestic workers in Canada. Despite being sick for the past few days, along side my darling son, I have managed to complete an 8 page essay. Below is an excerpt form the essay. Enjoy!!!

"A transnational family is a term rarely used to describe the struggles and sacrifices that an individual makes for their immediate family overseas. Transnational families refer to one member of a family working overseas while the remaining family members stay in the country of origin (Bernhard, Landolt, & Goldring, 2008). Many women in developing countries rely on more developed countries for employment. One employment area in which Canada seeks out work is in the domestic work sector. This produced a program known today as the “Live-in Caregiver Program”. The idea of this essay began with a quote from a movie titled “Nanny Diaries” where a nanny states “I left my country because I thought I could give my boy and my sick mother a better life. I was supposed to be here 2 to 3 years tops and while I’ve been raising these strangers’ children, my own child has grown up without a mother. That is how this job chose me” (2007). This essay will look at domestic workers and their transnational families. I will go into more detail regarding gendered role of mothering, both transnational and biological, Canada’s part in labour migration, the role of the labour-sending country and finally the effects of labour migration to family members. The main objective of the essay will focus on the question, why do women from third-world countries continue to leave family behind to work in Canada? And who really benefits from labour migration?"

Sunday, March 7, 2010

in the beginning...

This is my very first blog post. Something totally new for me. I'll pretty much be talking about projects I'm working on (crafty or not). I'll post pictures of my work, or passages from written work. I hope you all enjoy and I will keep this as up to date as possible. xoxo