Monday, July 30, 2012

Practical Scrappers DT Project: Friends for Life

Hello Krafters!

Today over at Practical Scrappers we are showcasing cards and layout for weddings! This was the first wedding photo I scrapped....sad but true! This gave me a little more confidence to work on this project a little more diligently.

Lately, I have been in a fussy cutting mood and this project has a lot of fussy cutting. I cut the frame from the paper collection. The appliques were also cut from various places in the collection. They make really nice fillers :)

I hope you enjoyed today's project! Don't forget to pop over to Practical Scrappers for more inspiration! Krafthead~


DCWV Formal Affair
Pearl Trim
I Am Roses
Cheery Lynn Dies
Lindy's Stamp Gang-Scintillating Silver
Charm-Making Memories
Silver Mixative

Friday, July 27, 2012

Altered Fan-G45 A Ladies Diary

Hi Krafters!
I have another project using that beautiful A Ladies Diary paper by G45! Martica opened up another group (altered fans) for those of us who were done with our projects. This project took me out of my comfort zone since I never altered anything like this before. I had so much fun with this one and yes there is a lot of fussy cutting on this one too!

The fan pattern was cut from chipboard (2x) using the Pagoda Cricut Cartridge. I painted it with ivory Folk Art Paint. Once it dried, I used crackle paint and sealed it with Mod Podge. All of the layers made the fan sturdier. Between the layers, I added the lace. Again, my sister Kelli rak'ed me that beautiful lace!

I hope you enjoyed another project using G4's A Ladies Diary. Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~


A Ladies Diary
Folk Art Paint
Crackle Paint
I Am Roses
Pagoda Cricut Cartridge
Cheery Lynn Die and Doily
Acrylic Flower
Stick Pin
Lindy's Stamp Gang
Martha Stewart Monarch Punch

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Altered Journal-G45 A Ladies Diary

Hello Krafters!
I was asked if I wanted to participate in a swap using the beautiful A Ladies Diary by G45. I was so honored that Martica invited me! Anyone who knows who she is can say her work is the BOMB! There were a number of categories to choose from. I decided to do an altered journal. All of the participants of the swap thought it would be even better if it was a secret sister swap! So for this posting, I am only sharing the parts of the journal since it is personalized for the recipient.

There was A LOT of fussy cutting on this one guys and can I say it was WELL worth it!! Did I mention this collection is beautiful! I also wanted to mention my sister Kelli raked me the lace (thank you Sis) :) I sprayed it with Lindy's Clam Bake Beige...perfect!

The back:

I hope you all enjoyed today's project using that luscious paper! Have a great day, Kenya


G45 A Ladies Diary
I Am Roses
Lindy's Stamp Gang
Prima Fairy Tale-teal
Cheery Lynn Dies
Folk Art Paint
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch

Monday, July 23, 2012

Practical Scrappers DT Project: 1 of 7 Cards/Layouts Using Pins

Hi Krafters!

Today I am sharing a Practical Scrappers DT project! Pop on over to see seven cards/layouts using pins. Here is my idea.

I decided to use the pins as chopsticks. I used the Pagoda cartridge for all of the cuts. I also used DCWV Far East Stack for the papers. This was SO fun to make and it felt good to give Pagoda a little bit of loving J For the noodles, I took some string I had in my stash. For the Kanji word (warmth) I used Diamond Stickles.

That is it! I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Don’t forget to go over to the Practical Scrappers Blog for more inspiration from the TALENTED DT, Krafthead~


Pagoda Cricut Cartridge

Diamond Stickles

DCWV Far East


Stick Pins

Friday, July 20, 2012

I'll Always Be Proud Of You!

Happy Friday Krafters!

I am still participating in a few challenges on So I am sharing one from the Lift the Person Before You Challenge. You can see the original here.

I was going through my “well loved” AKA need to be cleaned craftroom and came across this photo of my oldest when she turned three. To give you all a little history of why this layout is titled “I’ll Always Be Proud of You”, my baby girl was born with a Brachial Plexuses injury. This was a devastating time in DH’s and my life. However, it turned out to be one of the biggest blessing too! As a result of her injuries, she was in the Birth-to-Three program. This picture was taken at her completion (when she turned three). She has overcome so many obstacles and no matter what happens in her life, I will ALWAYS be proud of her!

I used the Imagine Blossom Cartridge for all of the pattern papers. The cupcakes were cut from the Birthday Bash Cartridge. I topped it with white puffy paint, but it changed to pink because the Imagine ink is water based. It turned out great though! I layered them on some solid paper so they would not be lost in the pattern. I heat embossed the title and used a Fiskars punch to replicate stitching (much easier than faux stitching). The Polaroid was cut from a DCWV Regent Street stack (saw someone do something similar in a magazine while waiting at the cash register). I added a few other touches and the layout was complete!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! Have a great weekend, Krafthead~



Birthday Bash

DCWV Regent Street

Puffy Paint



I Am Roses Flowers

Button Punch



Zing Embossing Powder


Recollection Bling

Nylon Butterfly

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Dream Big....Think Big!

Happy Thursday Krafters!

I am so happy to be sharing my first project for Scraps of Color E:spire!!

For today’s project I am sharing a graduation layout of my sister-in-law. It was so fun to create!

When I first started scrapbooking, I was afraid of pattern papers. Once I felt more comfortable, I dabbled in personalizing the paper to fit my specific need. Since my SIL is young and fun, I played around with sprays, masks and Gesso to add more interest to the pattern paper. I love how a few splatters of paint and a few squirts of spray can change the whole dynamics of a page! Remember, there is no right or wrong in scrapbooking ;)

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop by SOC's blog for more projects, Kenya


Notebook Doodles Imagine Cartridge
Lindy's Stamp Gang-Rudolph Red
Chicken Wire Mask
Graphically Speaking Cricut Cartridge
Bridal Shower Cricut Cartridge (rosette)
Die Cuts with a View-High School Stack
Picot Die
Recollection Bling

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Ready For Purchase!

Hello Krafters! I am SO excited to share today's post with you all! If you recall I had a post about my dear sis Kelli. In that post I mentioned it was a sneak peek. Well I am so happy to announce my sister now has Passion Stamps (digital stamps) available! They are all adorable too. Please go over to her blog, check them out and support her! Thank you all so much for stopping by, Krafthead~

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Practical Scrappers DT-Vellum

Hello Krafters,

I am proud to show my first project as a Practical Scrapper! Today's theme was to use vellum 10 different ways. I opted to do dry and wet embossing on vellum. Check out the Practical Scrappers Blog for more ideas on how to use vellum on your projects! There are some really neat projects on there!

I used DCWV's Natural Stack for the pattern paper. I layered the vellum on top after running it through the Script embossing folder. This adds a nice amount of texture and elegance to a project. I especially like to do this technique on wedding cards or sympathy cards. I also embossed the vellum leaf with the Swiss Dot embossing folder in the flower spray (Wild Orchid Crafts Poppy Flowers).

For the sentiment, I used Versa Mark and white embossing powder. I really love the look of embossing on vellum! I backed it with a piece of cardstock so the sentiment does not get lost in the pattern.

To finish off the card, I punched out the borders out of the pattern papers and used the Picot Spellbinders Die for the sentiment. I also did faux stitching around the card.

I hope you enjoyed today's project. Remember to check out PracticalScrappers daily for projects and inspiration! Krafthead~

***TIP*** I like to use the Zig 2-Way Glue Pen to adhere vellum to a project. It is virtually invisible and holds vellum well too :)!


DCWV Natural Stack

White Gel Pen

Martha Stewart Punch


Script and Swiss Dot Embossing Folders

Picot and Foliage Spellbinders Dies

Wild Orchid Crafts Poppy Flowers



Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday July 9-Software

Hi Krafters!

Today I do not have a project to share, but I did want to post on my usual day. Kind of a long post...but not really LOL!

Last year, I bought a back up laptop to my original laptop just in case something happened. That laptop gave me the white screen of death a few months after purchasing the new one. I was grateful for having my back up laptop so I did not miss a beat. I started using the new one exclusively less than a year ago. Last week my laptop screen fizzed out. WHAT??? I thought I would get more use out of it before it died :( I am lost without my laptop! ALL of my programs are on there to include Photoshop, Silhouette Studio, FunTime and CCR!! I was on the verge of tears! I have other means to get on the internet, but not for my beloved crafts! Why oh why didn't I put PSE on the desktop??? I can't edit my photos! The good news is my laptop is being repaired. However, it will be days before I get it back! They believe the EXTREME heat we have been experiencing had something to do with it!

The moral of the post is:

1. ALWAYS have a back up computer/laptop

2. Have your software on more than one computer!

3. Back-up your pictures and documents OFTEN!

4. Keep your electronics in a cool area!!! ALWAYS!!!

I hope this post can help someone or at least remind my readers to take precautions so you are not stuck like me...Krafthead~

Friday, July 6, 2012

Grunge ATC

Hi Krafters!

In April or May, I participated in an ATC swap hosted by Queenbeescreations. The theme was grunge. I had so much fun putting them together!

For the base, I took plain white cardstock and grunged it up! I used distress ink, bubble wrap, stains, Lindy's Stamp Gang, background stamps and crackle paint. Then I used an embossing folder and tore it to futher distress it. I used Inka Gold to make it look distressed. The pattern paper and the ticket is is from DCWV's Tattered Time. The butterfly was punched out using the Martha Stewart punch and it was stamped with white ink. Then I embossed it.

The gears were cut from the Spellbinder dies. I painted them and embossed them. I used Inka Gold to distress it.

I added a clock charm and chain to finish off the design.
I hope you all enjoyed this grungy delight! I love how it turned out! Thank you all for stopping by! Krafthead~

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fun in the Sun-Happy 4th!

Hey Everyone!

I am sharing another ATC from a swap I was in at For this swap, I chose the interactive cards. We had to make some component on the card move in some way. I decided to do a slider with a hidden message. I am also proud to say, my Cricut got some loving too J so this ATC was also submitted in the Cricut Challenge as well.

Since I went with a beach theme, I used real sand (decorative). I used the Life’s a Beach Cricut Cartridge and the All Wrapped Up Imagine Cartridge for the colors and patterns. The flower on the flip flop is a Recollections flower with bling in the center.

Thank you all so much for following, stopping by and leaving love! You all are much appreciated! Krafthead~


All Wrapped Up

Life’s a Beach

Cricut Imagine



Recollection Flower


Christmas Red Stickles

Glossy Accents



Plastic Bag


Monday, July 2, 2012

Another BIG Announcement

Hello Krafters!

I do not have a project to share today, but I do have another announcement! I am happy to announce that I am one of the newest members of Scraps of Color E:spire CT!! How awesome is that?? I will be working with a talented group of beautiful people!

 I cannot wait to get started! I am so grateful for this opportunity! Pop over and check us out! Krafthead~