Monday, April 30, 2012

Water Bottle Drink Holder

Happy Monday!

May 7th through May 12th is Teacher’s Appreciation Week! This week, I will be sharing a few project ideas for the teachers in your life. Today, I am sharing an idea from Chick N Scratch on YouTube. I did not use her exact measurements, but I have to give credit where it is due. I was happy when I stumbled across this instead of paying 99 cents for a template (yes, I am that cheap sometimes LOL). She has a great tutorial on how to make these. The alternative to the punches she used is that I used my Nesties to make the whole at the top and the scallop.

I hope you enjoyed today’s simple gift idea! Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~
Recollections Cardstock
DCWV Grade School Stack
Nestabilities: Classic Circle and Large Scallop Circle
Drink Packet
Sentiment Stamp

Friday, April 27, 2012

I Was RAK'd

Hi Krafters!

Today I am sharing the goodies I received from PlatinumScraps! I had so much fun following along and participating in their weekly challenge! I am excited to use the card stack (pre-made cards), Prima flowers/butterfly (y’all know I LOVE butterflies), ZVA bling and stamps! Thank you so much PS DT for the great sketches and for the lovely RAK! Stop by Platinum Scraps and join in the fun~

Thanks for stopping by! Come back on Monday for some news. Have a great weekend, Krafthead J

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Altered K

Hello Krafters,

A while back, Joann's had some letters on clearance. Believe it or not, they only had three the letters left and the letter K was one of them! I bought it for $1 and some change. I was so excited to alter this letter for my room! For some reason though, the letter sat and sat and sat and SAT! For weeks, I looked at this little naked letter. On a trip to Hobby Lobby (I don't get there often since it is about 25-30 minutes away from where I live) I saw the Spring in Bloom GCD paper collection on clearance (do you notice a clearance pattern here?). That beautiful paper was the inspiration; this paper is what I was subconsciously waiting for!

Although I didn't have to paint the letter because it was white, I wanted to use crackle paint. I painted the base black and then added Picket Fence Crackle Paint. Once it dried, I used Walnut Stain Distress Ink to darken the crackle paint and make it match the paper. The paper also had a crackle pattern on it; so it was perfect!

For the embellishments, I used a TH Ornate Plate and a butterfly charm. Under the Gardenia, I placed some representation of some of my favorite things; shoes, and crafting J To change the color, I painted them with the gold alcohol ink mixative. I left it streaky so it looked distressed. I like the alcohol ink because you don't lose the detail in the image and it is permanent! The sentiment was embossed with gold tinsel embossing powder.

That beautiful trim is from my stash which was layered with a strand of iridescent pearls on top.  The flowers are from I Am Roses flowers. The pearl spray is from Karlas001 Esty store. I also used a ZVA pearl flourish and a feather from my stash.

Well that is it for today! I appreciate each and every one of you for stopping! You are my reason for blogging :)! Krafthead~


GCD-Spring in Bloom-Donna Salazar Design Paper Collection (the papers are compatible with Spellbinders)

Letter K

Picket Fence Crackle Paint

Black Acrylic Paint

Walnut Stain Distress Ink

TH Ornate Plate


Pearl Spray

Pearl String


I Am Roses-Gardenia, Rose Buds

Adirondack Alcohol Ink-Gold

ZVA Pearl


Gold Embossing Powder

Monday, April 23, 2012

Subscriber Corner: Erin Bradley~

Subscriber Corner is something new I am going to implement on my blog. I give my subscribers shout outs for various reasons! I hope all like the new additionJ …now on with the post!

Hello Krafters!

Ahhhhh, I wanted to share something other than a card…aren’t you glad?? LOL! Many moons ago, I worked in the Printing and Publishing field. I was very familiar with Photoshop and all of its power. However, as the old saying goes, if you don’t use it, you lose it! I have had PSE for a while, but I only used it for minor photo touch-ups and played around with adding pictures to a template (shared here before). I wanted to sit down and begin to learn what this program has to offer. I have to say, it is much different than what I remembered…sigh….

Erin Bradley had a freebie paper pack (Summertime) on her blog and her digital papers were the inspiration for this project! Go check out her blog because she has beautiful images there. Remember, you can always print the papers if you don’t want to venture into digi scrappingJ. So thank you Erin for offering your lovely papers…it pushed me past my comfort zone!

This project was intimidating but fun and I know I have a lot to learn, but I am happy I made the attempt! I love the feel of paper so I doubt I will switch to digi. BUT I will make more of an effort to do more digital scrapping in the futureJ

Thank you once again Erin and I thank all of you for coming along with me on my digi journey. Thanks for stopping by, Kraftehead~


Summertime Digital Paper Pack-Erin Bradley
Photoshop Elements 8

Friday, April 20, 2012

Just A Note: Brown

Hello Krafters!

Today, I want to share a simple card. Lately, I have really been into browns. I had some sheer ribbon with cream dots and the ribbon was the inspiration. I used a lot of favorites on this one!

As you all know, I love the Picot Edge Spellbinder Die…so I HAD to use it. I also used the Top Note die..another favorite of mine J. I also used the Martha Stewart Doily Lace and the Doily punches. On the mat, I used an embossing to add texture. I added a simple sentiment that can be used for an array of occasions. To finish it off, I added a daisy with a pearl center. I placed other pearls to finish the design.

That completes today’s project. I appreciate every visit and comment! Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~


Paper Trey Ink


Picot Edge

Embossing Folder

Gathered Twigs Distress Ink

Daisy, Rose Bud-I Am Roses

Flat Back Pearl

Martha Stewart-Doily Lace, Doily

Close to My Heart-Ribbon

Close to Cocoa Stampin’ Up Ink


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

No Sentiment??

Hi Krafters!

Are you tired of cards yet? I hope not because I have another one to share. Who says we have to put a sentiment on the front of the card? Well  I didn’t on this one and it felt liberating!! This was a simple and classic design, but I like how it turned out! It can be used for a birthday card, anniversary, thank you or other occasions. It is OK not to put a sentiment on a card J

Short and sweet, but I hope you enjoyed it J Thank you so much for stopping by, Krafthead~


Kaiser Crafts Stamp

DCWV Formal Affair

Halfback Pearl

Sheer Ribbon

Mulberry Rose

Lindy’s Stamp Gang

Monday, April 16, 2012

Dad's Birthday Card

Hey hey Krafters!

I would like to share with you a card I made for my dad’s birthday. I have shared many times over that I struggle with masculine projects. I have come to terms that I struggle because I think too much! Why can’t I add a flower to a manly page? Who says flowers are only for women? On this one, I just went for what I know which is to have fun!

The papers/ticket came for DCWV’s Tattered Time and Recollections Regent Street. One thing I love about DCWV/Recollections is that even if you used a different collection, most times they go together! I used a Sizzix Collage Embossing Folder on the mat. It made the paper look distressed and have a leather look to it! I love how that turned out! The gears were cut from the Indie Art cartridge and sprayed with Lindy’s Stamp Gang (it is really golden and shimmery). I believe I cut the arrow from Graphically Speaking.

I stamped the sentiment s from a couple of stamp sets from Inkadinkadoo. I stamped the clock image on acetate. The stamp is from the Bo Bunny Timepiece Collection. Prior to embossing, I stamped some random images on the paper (it was really to clean off my stamps, but it worked in the design LOL). The flower was made from the Create a Rose Shapeability. I added a button and hemp to the center. To complete the design, I added a clock charm.

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

Other Products:

Gathered Twigs Distress Ink

1/8” Hole Punch-for the ticket

Friday, April 13, 2012


Hello Krafters!

Today, I am sharing a card using a sketch from PlatinumScraps weekly challenge! For some reason, I am unable to link my project, but here it is! Go over there to check out this sketch and others J

Before I go, I would like to thank my new and exisiting followers! I really appreciate every visit and comment you Krafters leave! So thank you all for stopping by, Krafthead~


MME Madison Avenue

Paper Trey Ink


Gathered Twigs Distress Ink

Mulberry Flower

Grosgrain Ribbon

Halfback Pearl

Copic Marker

Martha Stewart Border Punch (I don’t know the name, sorry) and Butterfly

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cotton Candy

Hello Krafters!

Today, I would like to share a card I made for a teacher. My daughter went on a class fieldtrip to Chuck E. Cheese and the teacher bought her some cotton candy. I thought that was very "sweet" of her! I decided to put that Cricut into action! This card is simple, simple, simple! I used the County Fair cartridge for the cotton candy. I used the Musical Flourish embossing folder to the candy part and added flocking to make it look cotton candy like J.

For the card, I welded two shapes from Elegant Edges and did another layer for the mat in the same shape. The pattern paper is from DCWV’s Sweet Mat Stack. I used Art Philosophy for the sentiment tag. I distressed the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

That is it! I took the picture with my phone....Thank you so much for stopping by, Krafthead~



Art Philosophy

County Fair

Elegant Edges

Musical Flourish Embossing Folder

DCWV Sweet

Paper Trey Ink

Distress Ink-Gathered Twigs


Flat Back Pearls

Monday, April 9, 2012

Tres Chic

Happy Day Krafters!

I love the DCWV Tres Chic Paper Stack! It has beautiful design and glitter galore! So for this card, I didn’t have to do much. I made this one for a lady who has STYLE!

I cut the silhouette model from the Forever Young Cartridge (this is one of my go to carts for feminine cards) I added a small pearl to her belt and stickles for bling. The frame was cut from the Elegant Edges. The flowers are from I Am Roses and colored them using Gold and Tattered Rose Glimmer Mist. They were placed on top of sheer ribbon. I also made a stick pin. On the opposite side, I added three flat back pearls. I wanted the sentiment to look similar to the “Tres Chic” that was on the paper. So I added Diamond Stickles.

That is it! This paper is gorgeous!! I hope you enjoyed today’s project!  Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~
DCWV Tres Chic
Paper Trey Ink
Forever Young
Elegant Edges
I Am Roses
Glimmer Mist-Gold Tattered Rose
Stick Pin
Flat Back Pearls

Friday, April 6, 2012

Copic Coloring.....

Hello Krafters!

We all know Copics can become expensive to collect! I have collected a good amount.  I decided enough is enough! I have to get my money’s worth…right?

Ok, I admit, I am not the best Copic colorer (yeah I know that is not a word), but I thought I would give it a whirl! A little over a year ago, I took a beginner’s course and really enjoyed it. I then enrolled in an intermediate course, but it ended abruptly because the owner fell ill. So aside from coloring pearls and bling, I haven’t done much coloring L

My girl, Netta (hey girl! thank you!), RAKed me some stamps because I wanted to practice. I played it safe with this one because I am not that good at blending colors….YET! Here it is:

To embellish the card, I cut the image with a Nestability. I used the Art Philosophy cart and compatible stamp for the sentiment and the rolled flowers were cut from AP. Since I forgot to cut leaves, I used the Martha Stewart Branch Punch for the leaves. I also used a piece of satin ribbon to finish it off.

I hope you all like it J This card was so fun to make and I am proud of how it turned out! Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead

Other Products:

DCWV Glam Girl


Studio G Ink Spot

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Hello Krafters!

Today, I am sharing a really simple card. I used the scraps from the altered journal I shared Monday. I added sheer ribbon to the top and added a daisy that was colored with the Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. A piece of bling was added to the center. I stamped the sentiment Celebrate with Close to Cocoa Stampin’ Up Ink. I also added flowers from my stash and a butterfly charm.

That is it! Short and sweet right? This is a good way to use those scraps and have a card in your stash for those “I need a card now” moments! Thank you all for stopping by, Krafthead~


Once Upon a Time DCWV

Sheer Ribbon

Victorian Velvet Distress Ink


Close to Cocoa-Stampin’ Up


Close to My Heart Sentiment

Flowers-from my stash

Monday, April 2, 2012

Altered Journal

Happy Monday Krafters!

I trust you all had a wonderful krafty weekend! Today, I would like to share an altered journal I did for my daughter. Yes I know I did one for her before, but this one is a little more special. She turned eight and she wanted a diary. However, I thought she was still a tad bit young for a diary. I feel a journal was more appropriate. She enjoys writing and poetry and I want to encourage her. Who knows where it will lead?

This is a regular composition notebook you can get from a store. Her favorite color is purple so of course I HAD to do her right J I used DCWV’s Once Upon a Time Stack. It is full of beautiful glittered papers and hues of purple. I have been sitting on this paper for about a year if not longer. I had her mind when I bought it though!

Here is the back of the journal. I didn’t do too much to it since the papers are so pretty. I did add a boarder to the spine that is layered three times just as I did in the front. I also added two brads to the ribbon closure to extra security. On the edges, I used some gold Folk Art Metallic Paint (it is like my favorite).

On the front, I used another piece of the beautiful paper stack. I cut a doily on the Silhouette that I bought from the Silhouette store. I painted it gold and cut it in half. On top of the doily, I added handmade flowers (except for the two small gardenias-they were extras from the mini I shared here). I also painted the edges in that metallic gold paint.
I really like how this turned out! If you would like to see more, please click here to see the video. Thank you all for stopping by! I really appreciate each and every one of you, Krafthead~
Composition Notebook
DCWV Once Upon a Time
Mulberry Paper
Flower Shoppe Cricut Cartridge-Large Gardenia, Cherry Blossoms, Rolled Roses and Leaves
Fabulous Finds-Buckle
Spellbinders Create a Rose Shapeability- Large Roses
Glimmer Mist-Gold and Fully Purple
Glimmer Glaze
Liquid Pearls-Flower Centers
Ribbon-Shear and Satin
I Am Roses-Small Gardenias
Pearl String
Zva Peals
Copic Marker
Martha Stewart- Monarch Butterfly Punch and Doily Lace Punch
Label Punch
Misc Butterfly Punch
Folk Art Metallic Gold
Doily-Purchased in the Silhouette Store
Velcro (for the closure)
Alcohol Ink Mixative- Gold