Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Birthday to a Lady With Many Titles

Hello Krafters!

Remember a LONG time ago, I started a Ten Minutes Or Less Card series? Well I started it up again. I have to say, a lot can be done in that amount of time! To keep the juices flowing and to actually use the crafty lab, this is going to be my new norm. 

Anywho, my pastor asked me to make a card for her and of course things did not run smoothly. She wanted to include the many titles her sister holds. After attempting to create my original idea, I eighty-sixed that idea and came up with this one.

I used the typewriter Spellbinders die. I typed up the titles on the computer with a typewriter font and printed them out. The pattern paper is Basic Grey’s Little Black Dress. I heat embossed the sentiment. I have to say, I really like this white embossing powder by WOW. It is much better than what I had before. I also used some stitched ribbon and added a flower to it. To finish off the card, I added some bling. That’s it!

It took me about 20 minutes to finish the card. But that time included typing and printing :)

Thanks so much for stopping by, Krafthead

Friday, February 6, 2015

Custom Gifts and She's A Sassy Lady

Hello Krafters!

It has been a long time....yes I am guilty! But I have some exciting news. NO I did not have another baby BUT I am one of the newest members of She’s a Sassy Lady! I am so ecstatic about being a part of this group! I also hope to bring a little sassiness to the team!

For my first project, I made a custom gift for someone. This gift was inexpensive to make as well as easy! I purchased a glass cutting board from the Dollar Tree. I already had vinyl on hand from a  different project and I used a file from the Silhouette Store. 

I opened Silhouette Studio Software and placed my image on the virtual mat. I did not need all of the parts of the file. I ungrouped the image and deleted what I did not need. 

Next I resized my image and moved the utensils how I wanted them on the mat. I then used a true type font for the name of the family. I used the Character Spacing/Kerning feature in the software which can be found under Text Style. Once I was satisfied with the kerning, I welded the name together. I grouped all of the images.

 Because the vinyl was going on the underside of the glass, I had to flip the image. I cut out the image and applied it to the cutting board. I must note, I cleaned the cutting board prior to applying the vinyl to ensure good contact of the vinyl to the glass. This is very durable and should last the recipient for years to come. 

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! I look forward to share the next project. Pop on over to She's a Sassy Lady and see the sassy design team, Krafthead~

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thank You!

Hello Krafters!

It has been FOREVER since I posted! I really did miss my readers!! So much has happened since my last post. I honestly had did not have much time nor the desire to craft. I would have ideas and when I would find time to get into the craftroom, I would leave frustrated. Since this is supposed to relax me and be enjoyable, I needed to take a step back for awhile. 

I also have some exciting news to share…..I had a baby!! Who knew right? It was not the easiest pregnancy. However, I am so happy that I FINALLY have my little boy. He was born back in October. Which brings me to today’s post. 

Today I am sharing my thank you cards (2 styles) for the gifts I received from my baby shower. I had to mass produce them. This was not an easy task between sleep deprivation and juggling family. I felt simple was the way to go!

For this project, I used the Sizzix Eclips and eCAL to cut the onesie and the duck. It was a preloaded image in the software. I added faux stitching (white gel pen) to the onesie. Since the card still seemed a bit plain, I added dry embossing (swiss dots border folder) to the bottom and scored the lines to hide the line from the embossing folder and to add interest using the score board. On the bottom of the card, I embossed the “thanks and thank you” in yellow embossing powder to coordinate with the duck. On some (not pictured) I added twine and a bow but that was more work than I was willing to do at this time LOL!

I know this is a short post and the project was very simple, but wanted to share and update you on my whereabouts. All is well and I will be posting more frequently now that things are beginning to return to normal….well my new normal.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~

Saturday, April 19, 2014

That Hat!! Scraps of Color DT Project

Happy Easter/Resurrection Sunday (eve)  Krafters!

After you read this, you may think of me differently. Perhaps some of you can relate. Growing up, on Easter Sunday my mom would make me dress in a frilly dress, gloves, patent leather shoes, and a hat. Ugh, I strongly, on the verge of hated when Easter came around. I mean, it was bad enough going to an overcrowded church but to be uncomfortable too...that was too much! Then to add insult to injury after sweating out my freshly pressed hair, I had hat hair when I was able to FINALLY take off that hat! I think out of everything, the hat was the thing I could not tolerate. I did however like to have my hair down :)

As I was looking through the Silhouette Store, I saw the Easter Hat Box. I actually cringed. Then I had a thought, I could make it and give it to my mom as a "prank" because she knows  how I feel about hats. I purchased it and this is what I came up with.

I used plain card stock for the base of the hat. I inked the edged of the scalloped edge. The hat assembled a little wonky, so to hide that, I used tulle and added pearls to the base and top of the hat. To embellish, I kept it simple. I added a piece of pink frayed rosette. I also add two yellow roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. To finish it off, I added a feather.  What do you think?

The paper hat is not so bad. Perhaps I am being healed in the area of hat hating? I can tell you one thing, on Easter Sunday, I stick to the meaning of the day and fellowship with my family afterwards (that is what I LOVE about Easter aside for the true meaning behind it). Although mom is trying her hardest to get my girls into those dresses LOL...but no hats!!! What is your favorite or least favorite Easter memory?

I hope you enjoyed today's Project! Have a great weekend everyone...until next time, Krafthead~

Thursday, March 20, 2014

I Mustache You, Do You Like Mixed Media-Scraps of Color DT Project

Hi Krafters,

Well, do you? I love doing mixed media! There is something about getting my hands full of Gesso and using miscellaneous items. This project is for my niece who has jumped on the mustache band wagon. I wanted to make her something she could hang in her room.

I cut the mustache shape out chipboard on an electronic die cutting machine. I lined the chipboard with thick pattern paper. Then I stamped "mustache" all over the pattern paper and then added a thin layer of Gesso. For the edges, I used crackle paint. To add texture, I applied texture effects using different stencils. Then,  I used different embellishments and die cuts (Spellbinders) to reflect her personality, likes and enjoyments. Finally, I added another layer of Gesso to add a little more texture.
I really like how this came together. What do you think? Don't forget to stop by the Scraps of Color blog to see more inspiring projects! Thank you for stopping by, Krafthead~

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hobbybook DT Project

Hello Krafters!

Are you up for the challenge? Are you ready for spring? Over at the Hobbybook Designer's Challenge Blog we are thinking SPRING! After this LONG winter, who isn't? Join us for an opportunity to win some goodies! All of the challenge rule are posed at the challenge blog. Pop over there now, and post your project.

Before you go, here is my submission for the Challenge. That cutie is a FREE image in the Hobbybook right? I can see myself using this image a lot. The best thing about this image is, there are five girls already colored. So no excuses for my peeps who said they can't color ;)

OK, go post!! Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hobbybook First Challenge! Make It Girly!!

Hi Krafters,

I haven't officially spilled the beans until now...but I am one of the newest DT members over at the Hobbybook Designer Challenge Blog!! I am soooo super excited. Well this week's challenge is all about making it GIRLY!!! We all like girly stuff right? Bling, color and overall cuteness. If you join in, you can win some awesome images...sounds great? Follow the link and check out all of the specifics.

Before you go over and check out all of the talent, here is my contribution for the challenge :) I had so much fun creating this "Bootyiful" card!