kristine Mckay Designs


Maybe it's just me, but it seems like after 30 birthdays just aren't as much fun.  I remember as a child counting down the days.  Now it just seems like another day of the week.  This past year has brought so many difficult trials to my life.  I've decided that dreaming of being a grown up is a lot more fun than actually being one lol.  However, I don't think my kids would say that I've actually grown up yet : )  This year was an unusually difficult birthday.  With so much going on I had actually forgotten about it until the day before.  I didn't even mention it to anyone because I honestly just wanted it to pass by without any fan-fare.  However, from the moment I woke up until the moment I went to bed, little notes and cards showed up.  Nothing big.  Infact, the smaller the gesture the bigger the smile it brought to my face.  Our house is kind of the neighborhood hang out for all of the kids from 5-15.  My oldest are 11 (Kelsey) and 12 (Tanner).  Their friends all think I'm a much "cooler" mom than they do lol.  Anyway, one of Tanner's friends from school, an adorable jr. high girl, wrote me the silliest little birthday wish ever "We is friends, you cry, I cry.  You laugh, I laugh.  You hurt, I hurt. You jump off bridge . . .I gonna miss you."  It made me giggle.  The point is that nothing big happened.  No amazing expensive gifts, but the little things just kept adding up to what I needed to feel most . . .loved.  It made me evaluate the time that I take to let others know that I am thinking of them.  So, my challenge this week is to drop a note in the mail (no e-mail doesn't count lol) to 5 people and let them know that you are thinking of them and that they are loved.


Okay, seriously . . . I am going to get serious about my site.  It is just a jumbled mess lol.  Goal . . . hire someone this week.  I am so excited to get it up and running and somewhat asthetically pleasing : )  I had a blast on Good Things Utah this morning.  Check out the fun Halloween tree.  I'm exhausted! I had to pull an all nighter to get everything ready.  I've decided that I really need to have better time management.  I'll work on it just as soon as I have more time lol.  Anyway, for those of you that have stumbled upon my humble site . . . hang in there.  It will be completed by the end of the year!


    Kristine's passion for paper crafting began when she was a little girl growing up in Blackfoot, Idaho. As a child she remembers designing stationary sets and trying to sell them to the other neighborhood children. Her love of paper and design drew her into the scrapbooking industry.  She has worked with companies such as DCWV, All My Memories, Lasting Impressions, Three Bugs in a Rug, and We are Memory Keepers. She has developed products for both QVC and the Home Shopping Network and also had her work featured in various publications and idea books. Kristine believes that scrapbooking is about more than simply placing a sticker on your child's soccer photo. It is a form of artist expression, using paper as the medium and memories as the inspiration. She strives to bring practical products and ideas to the industry that save both time and money. Currently she is a featured expert on, a website that celebrates the lives and talents of women and you can also see her several times month as a contributor on KSL studio Five.  She resides in Spanish Fork, Utah with her husband Dan of 15 years and their three children Tanner, Kelsey, and Cameron.


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