Monday, September 24, 2012

Practical Scrappers DT Project: Autumn Splendor

Hey hey Krafters!

Can you feel the crispness in the air yet? For the last few days, our evenings are starting to get chillier. A sure sign that summer is behind us and fall is amongst us. I have to admit, I am not a fan off fall per say. I do love going on long car rides to see the beautiful trees and their symphony of colors. I also love making big pots of homemade soups/stews and chillin’ with my family.

Today over at Practical Scrappers, it is all about welcoming fall! I enjoyed making this one because I finally used my Tim Holtz Distress Markers for something other than coloring flowers LOL! I found two pumpkin stamps in the dollar bin at M’s that I really liked. They were the inspiration for this card!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Don’t forget to go over the PS to check out projects; you will not be disappointed! Krafthead~


DCWV Ultimate Stack 2010


Spellbinders Labels 27 (I think)

Distress Markers

Distress Ink

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Did You Hear About.....

Hello Krafters! 
I know Sunday is not my normal post day, but I have some news to share! Have you ever heard of the Cutting Edge Magazine? It is a fairly new digital magazine that is dedicated to electronic cutters (Gazelle, Cameo, Pazzles, Zing, Silver Bullet, Black Cat and other machines that can use SVG files). And I should mention it is the only magazine of its kind!  Each issue is chalked full of information, tips and inspiration! I also wanted to let you know (actually bursting at the seams) that I am on the CT for the Cutting Edge Magazine! WooHOOOOOOOO! There is some talent on this team y'all! You will not be disappointed! 
For more information, click on the photo J Have a wonderful day, Krafthead~

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Scraps of Color DT Project-Altered Easel Chalkboard

Hello Everyone,

Kenya here to share a very quick and easy altered project with you. A few weeks ago, I was walking down the aisle at Michael’s and saw this cut little easel chalkboard! I thought it would make the perfect back to school project. Side note…can you believe fall is here?!?!?!

The first thing I did was tape off the chalkboard portion to prime the paint with Gesso. As you can see, I got a little in the middle (cause I was distracted) but I took care of it by covering it up with a piece of DCWV’s chalkboard cardstock! So make sure you tape off the ENTIRE chalkboard surface and not just the sides!

Once the Gesso dried, I painted the exposed wood with Ivory Folk Art paint. Since it was brighter than the paper I chose (G45’s An ABC Primer) I toned it down with a few dabs of Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I took a pattern from the paper collection and adhered it to the frame of the chalkboard. I did not want to over embellish as I want it to still be functional. I did a little fussy cutting from the collection and added an I Am Roses flower to it and viola…DONE!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! Pop over to the Scraps of Color Espire Blog for more projects J….Thanks for stopping by, Kenya

Graphic 45 An ABC Primer, DCWV Chalkboard Cardstock, Chalkboard Easel, Gesso, Folk Art Paint, I Am Roses, Walnut Stain Distress Ink

Monday, September 17, 2012

Practical Scrappers DT: Welcome

Hi Krafters!

Today over at Practical Scrappers it is all about babies! The DT is sharing layouts and cards showcasing and celebrating little bundles of joy! For this post, I decided to make a quick card. I dusted off my Imagine popped in Teresa Collins’ Black & White Cartridge and the Baby Boutique and went to town!

This card literally took 15 minutes from start to finish! Pop on over the Practical Scrappers blog to see other projects by the talented design team! Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~

Monday, September 10, 2012

In A Pinch-Happy Birthday!

Hi Krafters!!

I have to admit, I miss crafting regularly! I missed posting to my blog and all of you! So much was going on and honestly, I just didn’t have the energy to make anything. The ideas still flowed though. While I was in Arkansas tending to my father my aunt’s birthday just so happen to fall during my trip. How convenient right? I guess that was God’s way of telling me not to get lost in all of the drama that was going on and I had to remain true to me too! I am a crafter!

 I did not plan on doing any projects while I was away. I was faced with buying my aunt a card or making her one. I have not purchased a card in almost three years!  I was put to the test to see if I could create something great for her with very little J On a trip to Walmart I checked out their craft section and found some beautiful papers by Colorbok. I also purchased some cardstock and ink.

Then on the way back to my aunt’s place, I saw a Hobby Lobby! It was like an oasis in a desert I tell you…I had no idea there was a HL there!  I asked her to stop.  We both were at awe! Do you ever lose yourself in a craft store? It is like I am in a trance! Anywho, I grabbed a cheap trimmer (which actually cuts better than my Cricut trimmer), scissors, adhesive, bling, a punch and a stamp set. I was good to go…at that moment though, I really missed all of crafting luxuries I had back home L

Today’s card is very simple. I fussy cut all of the flowers from the paper pack. I inked all of the edges. I stamped the sentiment and punched it out with my new punch. I added a little bling and that was that! I had to make a quick and simple card so my aunt would not figure out what I was doing J I was happy with how it turned out and more importantly she was overjoyed! Sorry for the photo, I snapped it with my cellphone~

I guess the moral of the story is sometimes we get so spoiled with gadgets and tools. I admit, cutters, both manual and electronic, are convenient. However, they are not necessary to create something beautiful! I am thankful for this experience because I take what I have for granted.  Never again!

I hope you all enjoyed today’s project. Thank you all for stopping by, Krafthead~

Thursday, September 6, 2012


Hi Krafters,

Yes this is a Public Service Announcement. In the wake of my brother and father’s passing, I wanted to tell my followers to PLEASE go get a check up from your doctor! If you have an unusual pain, go find out the cause! Our bodies warn us with pain, heat and discomfort! DO NOT OVERLOOK THESE SYMPTOMS! Unfortunately for my family and me, my brother and father did not heed the warning! As a result, they are no longer with us and we are left with the pain of them not being with us anymore. I know death is a natural part of life. However....

I appreciate all of you who contacted me and checked in on me. That means a lot! I also thank those who offered a prayer. I need them as this has been a very difficult couple of weeks…

I know this is not my typical posting and I like to keep this blog all about crafting. I care about you all and I felt it was only right for this PSA! GO GET A CHECK UP; IT MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE…I am going to heed my own announcement! Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~

Monday, September 3, 2012

Practical Scrappers DT Project-Picture Perfect

Hi Krafters,
Happy Labor Day! I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend! Today over at the Practical Scrappers' blog, we are honoring Grandparents! Yep, there are some awesome projects showcasing loved one’s whom we adore. I wanted to take a different spin on the Grandparent theme. I decided to make a card J The sentiment reads, “The idea that no one is perfect is a view most commonly held by people with no grandchildren” by Doug Larson. When I saw that sentiment I knew it was perfect for what I had in mind. There is a lot of "play on words" on this one..hehe!
The paper collection is G45’s Communiqué. I wanted this card to have a vintage feel to it. I did some fussy cutting from the collection. I love the stamp of the four little girls. I have four daughters and it just felt right. I stamped it on top of the sentiment which I love how it turned out. I added the doily and rose for a feminine touch. That’s it!!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Don’t forget to pop over to the Practical Scrappers' blog for more projects and inspiration! Krafthead~