It's Monday and it's time to meet a new Genius!
It's Kristie Goulet!
I first saw Kristie's fabulous talent among the challenges I played in frequently. her blog, Kreative Kristie, is always bustling with all kinds of crafty goodness. Her clean and simple style immediately drew me in. She loves black and white with a pop of bright colors. Remind you of anyone? See why I love her style so much? :)
Somehow she manages to keep to her style but still using fun trendy themes and I think she rocks at it. She's also so super sweet. It seems like kindness is a rarity in this world anymore with the exception of the craft industry. Kristie is one of the kind ones for sure!
Time to spend some one on one time with her . . .
1. Who are you and where do you live?
My name is Kristie Goulet. I am wife to Todd and mom to Noah, Hannah, Leah & Jonah. We just recently moved from Northern NH to Connecticut.
2. How would you describe your style?
I am definitely inspired to create CAS cards but every now and then I add a few layers but they are always CAS.
3. Name one product you're completely crushing on right now?
This one is easy...My MISTI. I LOVE this tool. I find myself pulling it out to use all the time.
4. What is was your first crafty purchase? Would you still buy it now?
My first crafty purchase was a set of stamps from a book club that I was a member of. They were the old style stamps but I was very happy with them at the time. :)
No, I would not still buy it now because I have fallen in love with clear stamps and these were rubber stamps.
5. What is your current favorite song?
Oceans by Hillsong United
6. Who would play you in a movie?
Sarah Jessica Parker. ;)
7. One random thing about you that people would never guess?
I am a huge fan of anything vanilla. From candles, to air fresheners to cake to ice cream! LOVE vanilla!! ;)
I'm with you on the rubber stamps lady. I still have a few but I'd take clear any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Also, ironically enough people tell me I look like Sarah Jessica Parker. weird right?
Time for Cards!
That bold chevron with the ink blended heart is fantastic. I love the little detail of the stitching on the die cut plus the dimension is just perfect for such a CAS design.
White sentiment embossed on black. Girl, you know the way to my heart! I love the bright pop of those diamonds against all that gorgeous white!!
Um what now? That sky! That sky is just stunning. I think building a scene inside her tree die is simply brilliant. So much dimension but with all that white space intact. Genius indeed!
Before I actually show you the CASE I'm going to tell you, you're going to be confused. It's okay. It's not you, it's me. Que Simple Minds "Don't You Forget About Me" Oh wait, we're not breaking up. Give me back my diamond earring.
First, I LOVED the idea of building a scene inside a frame. That's where I started. I decided to use the layout from the first card just vertical instead of horizontal. I love Kristie's use of black and white so I picked that up in my checkered floor. Of course there's a ton of bright colors because she loves 'em, I love 'em, and you should love 'em too! Initially I intended to make my banner black with white heat embossing like the second card but it looked ugh. So I didn't. Sometimes it just doesn't work out.
All the stamps and dies are WPlus9. I started by stamping and masking several cupcakes and stands from Sweets & Treats. The large stand I even flipped upside down to get a different look. I drew in the floor and started my coloring there. Everything was colored with copics. I used a multiliner to outline everything once it was colored. My white gel pen and a few colored Souffle pens were used to add some fun dots and sprinkles. Of course I had to add a bit of Wink of Stella for some shine!
I used the largest die from Rounded Rectangles to cut my frame and I added that with foam adhesive. I have the stamp and die for Basic Banners but I didn't want the white edge so I just fussy cut it. A bit of shading gives it some dimension.
I know it doesn't look a thing like Kristie's cards but I like it anyway. Funny how things inspire us isn't it?
I do hope you'll go see more of Kristie and her blog because she really is wonderful.
Thanks for stopping by!