Monday, October 31, 2011

Good Friends

Hello Krafters!
Today I would like to share a card I made for my Mom’s friend. They have been friends since they were little girls. My mom wanted something with a dove since the old saying says “If she kept one and her friend had the other, they would be friends forever.” Mom was happy with the results!
This project allowed me to use products from my stash as well as equipment that I enjoy using. I thought the dove theme was a good way to utilize those feathers I had just sitting around (not really sure why I bought them in the first place *shrug*). I also put my Ranger Melting Pot in use!
I hope this project inspire you to use some supplies/equipment that has been in your stash for a while or has not been loved. As always, I appreciate every visit and comment left. Thanks for stopping by! Krafthead~

Paper Trey Ink Cardstock White-Base, Oval
DCWV Street Lace-Mat
Recollection Black Cardstock-Mat, Scalloped Oval
Grand Calibur
Nestabilities-Classic Scallop Oval, Classic Oval
Ranger Melting Pot-Dove
Dove Mold
White Embossing Powder-Dove
Feathers-Black, White
Distress Ink-Black Soot, Warn Lipstick
Viva Pink Glimmer Mist-flower
I Am Roses-Roses :-)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Christmas House- SSSCreative Team Project

Hello Krafters!
It’s Krafthead here to share a cute interactive Christmas/holiday project using RM00126 from Scrappin with Sharon and Smokey’s store. Can you believe Christmas is right around the corner? I hope this project will inspire you to roll up your sleeves and get those holiday cards completed! Go on over to the store and check out her awesome files!
Expect the best today and I hope you all enjoy the project! Krafthead~

Cricut Imagine (brick pattern-chimney/house front, wood patter-mailbox post)
Martha Stewart Seasonal Cricut Cartridge (icicles)
Stickles (baby blue, icicle)
Distress Ink (walnut stain)
Crackle paint (picket fence)
BB pellets
DCWV -Christmas Combo (stickers), Street Lace (curtains)
Recollections Paper (card base, windows, door, chimney top, snow and mailbox)
Glitter paper (roof)
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (roof)
Brad (door knob)
White Gel Pen (mailbox

Friday, October 21, 2011

ATC Swap

Hello Krafters!
I’m here to share with you some ATCs I made for a swap over on YouTube. This is my first time doing ATCs as well as a swap-with the exception of swapping goodies! I really hope the recipients like them.
I used my Cricut and Gypsy to design these. The cuts are from Christmas Noel (wreath), Joys of the Season (stockings) and Christmas Cheer (fireplace and candles). For the wreath, I also used the Martha Stewart pine tree branch punch (discontinued).
For the fireplace: Since I don’t have the Sizzix brick embossing folder (I so want it badly), I used one of my Cuttlebug folders that was as close to a brick pattern as possible. I used fire brick distress ink and black soot to make it look as if the fireplace is used.
As always, I appreciate every comment, and visit to my krafting place! You all have a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by! Krafthead~

Cricut Expression II
Cartridges- Joys of the Season (stockings), Christmas Noel (wreath), Christmas Cheer (fireplace, candles)
Distress Ink- black soot (fireplace), walnut stain (edges), faded jeans(edges, stamp) , fire brick (fireplace)
Stickles- diamond
Copic markers-don’t remember which ones I used-sorry L
Martha Stewart- branch punch-discontinued version (wreath)
Twine (stockings)
Smooch- gold, orange and silver (candles/holders)
DCWV- Winter Combo and Christmas Combo 2010 releases
Kraft Cardstock-paper trey ink
Xyron design runner- contact information on the back
Various stamps for sentiments
Studio G ink-gold, red (sentiments)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Great Projects!

Hello Krafters!

I wanted to let you all know that I am having issues with leaving comments on certain blogs. I do visit often. I have enjoyed the vinyl projects, altered items, tags, cards and layouts! Thank you all for the inspiration.
I know several of you have left love for me. I wanted to return the favor because your projects are great and I NEEDED to let you all know that. I leave love when I can. I truly thank you all for the love and support. Krafthead~

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Steelers Birthday

Hello Krafters!

I am here to share a quick card I made for my Pastor. He is a Pittsburg Steelers fan (smh) so I thought I would have a little fun with it. The card is really straight forward. I used MTC to make this card. On the inside, I used my Cuttlebug die and the matching embossing to make an area for the sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by my krafting spot! Krafthead~

Paper Trey Ink Cardstock-black, yellow and white
DCWV-Linen Closet
Smooch-red and blue
Marvy Circle Punch ½ Inch
Make the Cut
Bosskut Gazelle
Cuttlebug-football die and embossing folder
Memento Ink-black
Inkadinkadoo-birthday sentiment

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

SSSCT Project-Name Plate

Hello Krafters!
I’m here to share my first Scrappin with Sharon & Smokey Creative Team project. Since I upload videos to YouTube, I figured it would only be right to make a name plate. I used two cutting files from Sharon’s store. I also used the MTC software and my beloved Gazelle!  
For this project, I wanted to incorporate some of my favorite things. I love lilies, especially Calla Lillies! To me, they are the prettiest flowers. When I saw this file (RM00119), I knew I had to use it! File RM00119 was used to make ALL of the flowers! I used distress ink, Copics and a black pen to make the flowers to look a bit more realistic. They were really easy to assemble.
The frame was cut using file RM00155. I cut it out using thick cardstock (it cut very smooth). I painted it white and then used black Crackle Paint for a distressed look.
I added lace to the bottom with a strand of pearls (Karla’s Etsy). I also used the Martha Stewart butterfly punch.  I didn’t want to over embellish so I kept this very simple.
This project was so quick and easy! Thanks for stopping by. Krafthead~
*TIP* I recommend misting the pieces to roll the flowers OR taking an embossing tool and distress the petals until they curl***
Copic Marker-stems
Distress Ink-Walnut Stain, Worn Lipstick (flowers)
Suede Glimmer Mist-to color lace
Beige Pearl Strand-karlas001
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Sheer White Ribbon
Black Pen

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Cause Meets My Favorite Team

Hello Krafterrs!
Everywhere I go, I see tumblers! I have been trying to get my hands on some for a long time and not pay an arm and a leg for them. I finally found two at Marshall’s. They were two in a pack for $5.99 and they are the double wall ones too!  I wish they had more! Anywho, I LOVE the Detroit Lions (since the 80s) and because this is breast cancer awareness month, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to meld the two.
I used my Gazelle (I have I mentioned how much I love this cutter?) and the Make-the-Cut software (I so love this software….awesome!). I found the logo, brought it into MTC. It traced beautifully!
I think I was a little too ambitious with trying to do three colors since this is my first tumbler, but I think all in all it came out great! Thanks for looking! Krafthead~

Vinyl: black, pink and white
Lions Logo (personal use only) GO LIONS WAAA WAAA! LOL

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Announcement/Creative Team Call!

Hello Krafters!
I have an announcement! I am so excited to share that I have made the Creative Team over at Scrappin with Sharon and Smokey! I will be sharing various projects using some of her files. Please check out her store HERE; she has some really great files. She also adds new files regularly!
Also, she is still looking for members to join her Creative Team. If you like to use good quality files, look HERE for more information!
Take care,

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Friday Krafters!
It’s Krafthead here to share a masculine birthday card using the Bo Bunny Et Cetera paper collection.  This paper collection is beautiful! I could not wait to make a project…it was love at first sight! Thanks for stopping by! Krafthead~

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Your Time of Retirement~

Hello Krafters!
It’s Krafthead here to share another quick project. I have to admit, I struggle with masculine cards. However, the Bo Bunny Timepiece Collection gives me great inspiration! I LOVE this collection. My FIL recently retired and I felt this was the perfect paper for the occasion.
The card base is Paper Trey Ink Kraft cardstock. On the cardstock, I used the stamp from the Timepiece Collection even though there was a design already on the paper. I used the same stamped image and cut it out using the labels 18 Nestabilities Die. To change the color of the die cut piece, I used my bronze homemade glimmer mist.  I also stamped on an extra piece of Kraft cardstock.
I distressed the edges of the pattern paper and Kraft cardstock with the Zutter Distress-it-All and then inked it with Walnut stain. I added white and brown brads to the corners, timepiece and die cut piece. For a little texture, I wrapped some tan embossing floss. To finish the front, I did some faux stitching around the base and middle.
For interest in the inside, I stamped the image in two corners as I did on the outside.  I cut my sentiment area with the labels 18 die. I used a piece of scrap pattern paper as well. That’s all folks J
Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~

Spellbinders Grand Calibur
Nestabilities Labels 18 Die
Zutter Distress-it-All
Bo Bunny Time Piece Collection-pattern paper, stamps
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain
Paper Trey Ink Kraft Cardstock-base
Embossing Floss
Homemade Glimmer Mist-Alcohol Ink, Bronze Perfect Pearls
Small Brads-white and brown
White Gel Pen-faux stitching
Pop Dots

Monday, October 3, 2011


Hello Krafters!

Today, I would like to share a project I made using Sophie. This is a very versatile cartridge. It is my second favorite Circle cartridge to date.  Anywho, I love butterflies and I thought this was the perfect project.
I used the card feature to cut out the card base in Paper Trey Ink’s Cream cardstock. For the pattern paper, I used various pieces of The Paper Studio Antique.  The butterfly was cut using the layer feature. I ran the card base and butterfly through the Cuttlebug using the Musical Flourish Embossing Folder.
I used white lace from my stash. To match the project, I dyed it using gold Glimmer Mist. As the lace dried, I inked the edges of the card base and butterfly using Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I added small pearls to the butterfly and the four corners. I attached the lace and added larger pearls with my glue gun.
On the inside of the card, I used the Martha Stewart Butterfly Edge Punch to add interest. It was punched using the same pattern paper used for the matting and butterfly on the outside. That’s it! A quick and easy project that can be used for several occasions.  Thanks for visiting, Krafthead~

Cricut Expression2
Sophie Cricut Cartridge- card base 5.5x8.5 (fold in half to make A2 size card), butterfly 3.5”
Paper Trey Ink-vintage cream
The Paper Studio-Antique
Cuttlebug-Musical Flourish
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Walnut Stain
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist-Gold
Martha Stewart Punch-Butterfly
Pearls-4mm and 12mm
Glue Gun

*The card matches the altered box I shared a few days ago ;-)*

Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Card Making Day!

Happy Saturday Krafters!
Today is World Card Making Day! In light of today, I am sharing a few card projects I made over time for different occasions. Some are old creations and others are recent. Hope you all enjoy your day and I can’t wait to see your creations! Krafthead~
Shadow Box:

Love Birds:

Challenge Card: