The following is a guest post from rukristin Creative Team member Katie who blogs regularly at Punk Projects

30 Days of Grateful Journal | Katie for rukristin

Hey everyone, Katie here again! Today I wanted to share with you this journal/mini album I created to use to document 30 things I am grateful for.

This project as actually inspired by Cathy Zielske’s “30 Days of Thankful” project. I wanted to document one little thing everyday this month, November 2015, so I created this mini album using patterned papers, stamps and my Bind-It-All machine.

30 Days of Grateful Journal | Katie for rukristin

I started by gathering all of the supplies I though would work good for this. I used the IT Factor 6″ paper pad and combined it with a few paper scraps and gelli prints I had in my stash. I cut some chipboard down to use as the front and back cover, adhering patterned paper to the front sides and stamping on the insides.… Read More


The following is a guest post from rukristin Creative Team member Shayne. Today Shayne is sharing an awesome petite notebook she crafted to take along on her recent trip to Walt Disney World.


Disney World Travel Notebook by Shayne for #rukristin

Hey gals (and guys!), guess what? It is totally possible that as you are reading this article, I am in Disney World!! We planned the trip in March, and have been looking forward it ever since. I am by no means a patient person, so to say I’ve been excited is probably an understatement.

Anyway, when we took our trip to London this past May, I brought along a passport-sized notebook to document the little things: to whom to send postcards, what souvenirs to get, where we ate for each meal, etc. Nothing fancy, just something so I wouldn’t forget the small things that really make up a big trip!

It worked so well for me that I decided to do the same thing for Disney World (albeit with a few adjustments.… Read More


FAQs & Insta-Questions.

Since starting to post many of my projects on instagram, I’ve also started getting used to answering a lot of project related questions over there. There are so many awesome conversations happening over there that I’ll be highlighting some of the best and most frequently asked questions here on the blog.

FAQ Kdeskshot photo series

Question: How often do you take your #kdeskshot pictures? Are they weekly, monthly, or just when you feel like it?

Answer: Like any of my other photo series, I have an idealized goal that I set for myself. My goal is to take it as a daily photo — but as a practical application, it’s not a daily project. I don’t spend time at my desk every single day, so I’m not going to have photos for the days I’m not at my desk.

I like to call it ‘(almost) daily’. It’s pretty much everyday that I’m working at my desk — most weeks it’s 5-6 days a week.… Read More


rukristin Awesome Ladies Scrapbook Challenge 2.3 Selfies

Awesome Ladies Project Challenge 2.3 | Technique: Selfies

This week’s challenge is to incorporate selfies into your project.

Selfies are a great tool to add to your visual storytelling arsenal. Selfies are one of my favorite ways to document my life; they’re easy to take, they’re representative of what my life looks like right now, and I can choose to manipulate them however I want so that I can best tell my story.

Learn more about the basics of selfies here:


Learn more about the Awesome Ladies Project Scrapbook Challenges, our fabulous creative team, and an archive of all challenges (as they’re posted) at

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Guest Artist: Linda

rukristin Awesome Ladies Project Scrapbook Challenges 2.3 Selfies

I really like taking selfies, they are a great way to capture the moment. We have been doing selfies for years, even before cellphones. It is so much better now lol. This week’s prompt was right up my alley, since I like taking selfies, I had a road trip with great friends, and selfies I could use.… Read More

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