kristine Mckay Designs


So, it's time to get real!  I've been working on my building my site for over a year now.  In the meantime I've just been using this beta version (which let's just be honest . . . it aint pretty lol)  I've gone through two website builders and I keep changing my mind as to what and how I want to do it.  It's been paralyzing.  There are sooo many things that I want to get up and running. I've got some great ideas for new projects and downloads as well as working on products for my Etsy store and starting a consistent blog.  But I've been putting it off until I get my site "just perfect".   Today I decided NO MORE!  I've got to get going.  So, I gave my web builder the go ahead to just get it up.  I can change it around later if I need to.  Something is better than nothing.  I am hoping it should be ready in the next couple of weeks.  So, here are a few things that I am working on in the meantime.                          

 Studio 5                                                                                                             -

May 28th-  Inspiration Challenge.  There will be three contestents given 5 scrapbook projects that they have 1 hour to complete a finished project.  Throuought the hour we will be showing their progress and discussing where they find inspriation

June 4th- Kids summer crafts.  I am so excited about this segment.  I've got some great ideas and I am working on a free downloadable e-book with all sorts of fun projects to do with your kids.

June 11th- Father's day crafts.  Fun practical gifts for Dad (that he'll actually use lol)

Kmckaydesign Projects

I am playing with resins and epoxy projects.  I am sourcing a bunch of cool items that you can use for your epoxy crafts.  Pendants, rings, business card holders, brads, etc.  I can't wait! 

I am working on items for my Etsy shop.  Lots of women power ephemora.  Gift tags, cards, card kits, jewelry, cool notebook purses with paper-flowers, coasters, DIY kits, etc.  This is a huge work in progress, but one that I am excited about

Whew, did I also mention that I am a wife and mother and that my house is a mess and my family actually expects dinner to be served each evening lol.  As always, I love to hear your comments. 


5/19/2009 01:50:59 am

All those projects sound great! I will be checking in out to get your wonderful & fun ideas. Hope all is well with you and we miss you guys!! Bryce is dying to see Cameron this summer. He asks about him a least once a week if not more! I told him we would call you and check to see when we can come!

6/5/2009 09:21:21 am

Thank you so much for your incredible ideas. They are so cute and easy to use. You inspire me!

Kay gerber
6/7/2009 11:16:54 pm

I havde checked your web site a couple times since last Thursday summer craft ideas. I am intrested in the "i'm Bored" Jar, and all about me book. Hope you post them soon. Thanks for you fun ideas.

Angela Eckhardt
6/8/2009 12:35:01 am

Kristine-it was fun to see your smiling face on Studio 5, and your website looks like lots of fun! You have been up to a lot since the last time I saw you!

Jeannie Barclay
6/15/2009 03:39:24 pm

How cool! I didn't know you had such a fun space!

6/16/2009 02:16:39 pm

I absolutely LOVE your ideas and projects!! I check on studio 5 every day just to see if you've been featured. I love how you provide templates and printables to make the darling things you demonstrate. I've featured your projects on my blog and I tell everyone I know to check out your website. Thank you, thank you for sharing your creativity and talents with us.


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    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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