Friday, November 30, 2012

Trim the Tree

Hi Krafters!

For the last two years or so, my daughters and I make ornaments for the Christmas tree. It allows us to spend time together and it keeps them busy for a while. This year, I wanted to try my hand at cutting felt with the Gazelle! Let me tell you, I was not disappointed!

When I saw the Moose File, I HAD to use it for this year’s ornament! The file has several layers to it, but I only used two of the layers.  To cut the felt, I used a small amount of Stiffy stabilizer (the more you use, the stiffer the felt will become). Once the felt was dry, I cut it out on my Gazelle using a deep cut blade, force of 6 and a multi-cut of 3. It cut with no problem at all using these settings. I only had brown and white felt so I colored the face with a glimmer spray. I also used googly eyes…so cute! The nose of the Moose was cut with the left over felt when I cut the antlers.

The ornament is light, but I used an eyelet to give the ribbon a little more support. Since the googly eyes have lashes, I made the Moose a girl by adding a bow.  That’s it!

I hope you all enjoyed today’s project! Check out for files and inspiration! Remember, you can cut these files in MTC, Silhouette Studio Deluxe Edition and SCAL! Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Practical Scrappers Snow Globe Card

Hi Krafters!

This is the most wonderful time of the year! Thanksgiving was awesome and Christmas is right around the corner.  Each year, I make at least one snow globe/shaker card for Christmas. The reason why I only make one is because the process is very time consuming. I had to cut up foam tape and layer it and ensure the tape was not showing under the transparency…while the outcome was lovely, I would be beat! Honestly, I was not looking forward to my annual undertaking.

 A few months back, Practical Scrappers had the Frugal Finds: Jar Lids. I would save lids and other things without a real reason other than, “I will use this for something later.” As I looked through the wonderful projects that day, I saw Charity’s shaker card! It clicked! I have been doing the snow globe card ALL WRONG! So thank you PS for the Frugal Finds and thank you Charity for being the inspiration for this card J Check out Charity’s blog for her instructions.

The first thing I did was use sandpaper for the jar lid and painted it with Gesso. Once the Gesso dried, I painted the lid (outer rim and inside) with two coats of gold paint.

As that dried, I used the Cricut Craft Room to design the snow globe. I used the Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge for the globe shape. I welded two of them together and cut three individual shapes; two for stability and one for the sentiment. 

I also designed the focal image from the Santa’s Village Cricut cartridge in CCR. I used my largest Classic Circle Spellbinders Die to cut the image out as well as a piece of transparency. I added the decorative sand and a few snowflakes (cut from a border punch by Fiskars). 

I placed the transparency on top and used a little adhesive to hold the transparency and sand in place. To adhere the “globe” I used hot glue. Embellish as you wish!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! Pop over by Practical Scrappers and show some love! Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~


Paper Trey Ink
Santa’s Village
Mr. Frosty
Joys of the Season
Jar Lid
Folk Art Metallic Gold Paint
I Am Roses-poinsettia
Martha Stewart Branch Punch
Sentiment Punch
Ranger Gold Embossing Powder
Versa Mark
Fiskars Snowflake Border Punch
Decorative Sand

Monday, November 26, 2012

Baby Girl

Happy Monday Krafters!

A while back, I made a baby card for a boy. Well, I decided to revisit this design (sort of) and make one for a girl. Honestly, I needed a card quickly (why do I wait ‘til the last minute or people ask me at the last minute) and this one was easy as 123 to put together. I used the Baby Boutique cartridge and the Sugar and Spice cartridge for this one.

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


Sugar and Spice Cricut Cartridge
Baby Boutique Imagine Cartridge

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi Krafters!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving! I am very excited about that! It is a day when many of us reflect on the things we are thankful for as well as spending time with our families. We have so much to be thankful for! We have somewhere to lay our heads at night, we have food to eat, computers to play on, health (hey we are alive even if we have pain or sickness in them), family….really I could go on and on. So far 2012 have had its share of triumphs and challenges. Through it all, I am still thankful! I am looking forward to what the rest of the year has to offer!

I will be taking the next few days off to spend with my family so no projects until Monday! If you are planning on going out for Black Friday, please be careful! Know your surroundings! Keep your cash/credit cards on you if possible. Don’t keep all of your cash in one spot…if you know what I mean ;)  JUST BE SAFE!

Before I go, I would like you to know I am thankful for each of you! I am thankful for the comments that are left and lurkers :-p who visits each day. Enjoy your time of fellowship with friends and family! Happy Thanksgiving! Blessings, Krafthead~

Image courtesy of the www J

Monday, November 19, 2012

Turkey Time...Gobble Gobble

Happy Monday Krafters!

Can you believe Thanksgiving is Thursday? Where did the time go? This is my favorite time of year. I love to take this day to really reflect on all the things my family and I have been blessed with. Even through the trials and tribulations of life, we still have something to be thankful for.

Another thing I love to do is cook! I will admit, I let the food, especially the turkey, be the decoration/centerpiece. I usually do not decorate for Thanksgiving. This year however, I felt compelled to do a little sumptin, sumptin J. I decided to dust of some of the unloved Cricut cartridges and do a small project.

First I used Wall Décor and More for the place card. I also used this cartridge for the font. I forgot there was a font on this cartridge! Anywho, I spelled my daughter’s name and centered the name on the card. Do not weld! Since it was kind of plain, I used some of my border embossing folders to embellish it a bit. Then I added a piece of pattern paper behind the name.

Next I added the flourished turkey and the “napkin” ring on the mat (it was an image on the cartridge that I made into a ring LOL) from the Thanksgiving cartridge. The ring was cut out of the same pattern paper that is on the place card (it matches my kitchen). Then I cut the turkey from another pattern from that same stack by DCWV.

I thought I would take this project one step further and make a napkin holder. I cut this image twice (without the hat) from the Create-a-Critter cartridge. I formed the box out of the pattern paper for stability.
Although the turkey will still take center stage, this project is sure to get a few smiles! I hope you enjoyed today’s project. What are your plans for the holiday?

From my family to yours, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! And don’t eat too much :-P Kenya~

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Practical Scrappers-Electronic Die Cut Machines

Hi Krafters!

Today over at Practical Scrappers we are having fun with our electronic die cutting machines.  There are so many things that can be done with them! You can make titles, cute little shapes, boxes and so much more! Really the sky is the limit! Check out Practical Scrappers for more ideas J
For my contribution, I customized my IPad cover. This project was inspired by Elliot37. I cut heat transfer vinyl out on the Cameo. I have to say, this particular brand (not sure what is called but I purchased it from HH Sign Supply) HTV is thick. Thicker than what I am used to working with. I had to extend my blade to seven for it to kiss cut the vinyl. I used the highest setting on my iron with a Teflon sheet on top of the vinyl and heat it for approximately 10 seconds. It was just enough to set the vinyl without warping the cover.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! Remember to check out Practical Scrappers for inspiration. Thank you so much for stopping by, Krafthead~

Monday, November 12, 2012

Clock ATCs

Happy Monday Krafters!
I wanted to share my second set of ATCs I am swapping over at In this category, we had to make ACTs about time. I had some watch charms in my stash so I knew I wanted to use them.
The pattern paper is from the Heirloom Imagine cartridge. I also used the distressed clock embossing folder by Sizzix. The clock cut is from the Silhouette Store. I used a collage stamp on that which also has a clock on it. To finish off the ATCs, I used an arrow I had in my stash and tied the watch charm to the card. I also have a mini rose (I Am Roses) which I colored with Black Magic Tattered Angel’s Glimmer Mist.
I hope you enjoyed the ATCs! Thank you so much for stopping by, Krafthead~

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Practical Scrappers' DT Call~

Happy Sunday Krafters!

I know it is unusual for me to be posting on a Sunday, but I wanted to remind you all about the Practical Scrappers’ Design Team call! It is a great team to be on and a great opportunity for you to meet some very talented ladies! Click here for more information! All are encouraged to apply J Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Krafthead~

Friday, November 9, 2012

Happy Birthday Cupcake

Happy Friday Krafters,

Oh yes, I am on a card kick. Here is a card I whipped up together for a birthday party my daughters were invited to. Here is a link of me putting this card together!

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

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Le Romantic-Vintage

Hi Krafters,

I know I have been sharing a lot of cards lately. The reason why I do so many cards is because it allows me to do what I enjoy, but they are so easy to get completed. I long for the day when I can do a bunch of layouts. However, I am slower than molasses when I do them.

Today, I want to share some vintage ATCs I recently made for a swap over at I had so much fun putting these together. I may even make one for myself LOL.  However, we were to make three cards.
As I mentioned, these were to be for the vintage category. The first paper line I thought about was Graphic 45’s Le Romantic. That paper line is so beautiful and screams vintage! 

I distressed all of the edges with the TH Distress Tool. I did a lot of fussy cutting from the collection.  I also used vintage lace which was colored with Clam Baked Beige by Lindy’s Stamp Gang (one of my favorite sprays). *Sidebar, Lindy’s matches perfectly with G45 papers* I had the charms were in my stash and the vintage buttons were RAK’d to by my sis. Kelli (thanks Sis J).

I hope you enjoyed the breather from cards J  Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. I read each of them! Have a good day, Krafthead~

Other supplies:
Walnut Stain Distress Ink

Monday, November 5, 2012

Warm Winter Wishes

Happy Monday Krafters!

Do love to use stamps on your projects? Have you ever wanted to use stamps, but just don’t know how to use them?  If you answered yes to either question, check out Practical Scrappers for projects using stamps! That’s right; it is all about stamping today. The challenge was to use at least two stamps on a project. Stamps can give your layouts, altered pieces or cards the right oomph to make them even more spectacular!

For today’s project, I went with a card (yeah, I know). The coffee cup came from a stamp set by Pink by Design. The sentiment is by Inkadinakdoo and the snowflakes….not sure (sorry). I stamped the image on pattern paper from the Natural Stack by DCWV. I fussy cut it out! The snow flakes and sentiment were stamped with Versa Mark and heat embossed with Cesar’s Gold by Lindy’s Stamp Gang (I *heart* LSG). That gold went perfect with that brown! To finish the card, I rounded three of the corners with my Round it All.

A simple card to wish someone special “Warm Winter Wishes”…cause baby, it is cold outside now and it is going to get even colder! I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~

Friday, November 2, 2012

Old School Just a Note

Hi Krafters,

I am going old school today. This design is one of the first I used when I first started making cards. It taught me how to mix pattern papers. When I need to put together a quick card or just want to get in my craft room, this is my go to design! It can be used for any occasion too J

For this card, I used the Paula Deen paper which was RAK’ed by Kelli. It has a country feel to it and like that! I also used the tags die by Spellbinders which I offset on the bottom of the card. I used the Martha Stewart punch for the butterflies. The flourish was made with the Inkssentials Enamels Accents. I think I like this more than my beloved Viva Décor Pens.

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

Other Supplies:

Punches-Martha Stewart - Lace Border Punch
Ink-Gathered Twigs (Tim Holtz) & Close to Cocoa (Stampin’ Up)
Round it All- corner rounder

Thursday, November 1, 2012

CuttingEdge Magazine

Hi Krafters!

Guess what? It is November 1st! Do you know what that means? It means the November/December issue of the CuttingEdge Magazine is now available! You guys, I looked at it and the projects are AWESOME! I am not just saying this to be saying it either! There is some amazing talent! Go check it out! There is an opportunity to win a great prize to ;)

Also, CEM is looking for some projects for the next issue…so what are you waiting for? Go on and submit something! Remember, the projects have to be NEW!