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!


Friday, February 28, 2014

Happy Birthday-Practical Scrappers DT Project

Hi Krafters,

Today over at Practical Scrappers we are celebrating birthdays! There are so many different styles of cards. I don't know about you, but can't you use more card ideas; especially birthday cards. Go check them out! My card was lifted from Jess Larsen. I really like the simplicity of it, but it has a little something that makes it special with the ability to be interactive. She used a die. I made a cut file using Make the Cut. I fussy cut the images from the DCWV Celebrations Stacks and the sentiment. I also used a Cuttlebug birthday embossing folder for the front. To finish off the card, I used Tendy Twine and used a button on my stash.
It is short and sweet today! I hope you enjoyed today's project. Remember to visit Practical Scrappers for more inspiration. Krafthead~

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

B&W Thinking of You 'Birthday" Card

Hey Krafters,

I have been in a black and white mood lately. I really love the combination with a splash of color. To me, you can never go wrong. Also, the cards can be used for almost any occasion.

Anywho, here is my card share for today. I used three Spellbinders sets (I can't remember the names off hand other than the classic oval) to create four layers. I stamped and embossed the sentiment. For dimension, I popped up some of the layers and added shear ribbon. I used I Am Roses and Wild Orchid Craft flowers to embellish and finish off the card. Although I have the "thinking of you" sentiment, I used this as a birthday. The inside, (not pictured) said on your birthday.
Well that's it!! I hope you enjoyed today's project. Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~