Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Thank You: Sketch Challenge

Happy Wednesday Krafters!

As I looked though the blogs I followed the other day, I noticed Silhouette had a fairly easy sketch featured on their blog. I rarely do sketches for cards, but this day I needed a quick card and the sketch was perfect! I believe you can still participate in the challenge. Go check it out!

Here is my take on the sketch. 

The challenge was to use a tag and a speech bubble. Both were purchased in the Silhouette Store. The best thing about this card is that it is made with mostly scraps!

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

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Practical Scrappers DT Project: Gift Bag Envie

Hello Krafters!

Over at PracticalScrappers, it is all about envelopes! Yea we all have them and only use them to hold all of those gorgeous cards! However, there is so much that can be done with them! Please go over there and check out more projects.

Here is mine:

Here is the tutorial where I got the idea from. The bags are so simple and really inexpensive to make too! I used the Santa’s Village Christmas Cartridge for the tag and the decoration on the front. Easy peasy!

Remember to check out Practical Scrappers if you would like to apply for the DT!

Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~

Monday, October 29, 2012

Practical Scrappers DT Project: Lucky You/DT Call

Hello Krafters!

Today over at Practical Scrappers, we are showcasing cards and layouts using fabric. For my project, I decided to use a lacy fabric as the background to go along with the image J

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! Thank you so much for stopping by and thank you Netta for the stamp! Enjoy your day, Krafthead~

Also, Practical Scrappers is also have a DT Call! If you are interested in becoming a part of this awesomely talented team, I encourage you to go here for more information!

Friday, October 26, 2012


Hello Krafters!

Today I am sharing a Fan-tastic card! Here is a link to the YouTube video of me putting it together!

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

Bo Bunny-Serenity Collections
Close to My Heart-Vintage Cream Cardstock
Pagoda Cricut Cartridge
Viva Décor Pen
Sizzix Embossing
Spellbinders Dies
Fiskars Scalloped Border Punch
Gathered Twigs Distress Ink

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

October Follower's Corner

Good Day Krafters!

It has been a while since I have done a Follower’s Corner. I know I typically do this at the end of the month, but this one is special. Today I would like to honor Ms. E from Miladylc’s Fun Page. She is a very kind woman and has been an inspiration for me! 

October happens to be Ms. E’s birthday month! Since we live in different states, so I wanted to drop a card in the mail for her. Here is a card that can be mailed easily, but does not have all of the bulk. This card was lifted from Gina K!  My only complaint about the card is the lace stamp. It is a very pretty stamp until it stamps! It did not stamp well at all L I hope she still liked it anyway!

I hope you like today’s project. Please stop Ms. E’s blog and show her some love and wish her a happy birthday J Krafthead~

Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Floral Oval Lace Spellbinder Die
Lace Stamp-Jenni Bowlin
Zing Embossing Powder
Momento Black Ink
Close To My Heart-Sentiment

Monday, October 22, 2012

Geared Up Happy Birthday

Hi Krafters!
Do you sometimes find yourself putting so much emphasis on a project it ends up taking much longer than anticipated? I can admit I do! I don’t know about you, but my crafting time is very limited and I do not have time to fuss about embellishments or whatnots! So I suggest to you, let your pattern paper work for you J
There are some gorgeous papers out there, but sometimes we can’t see it because the paper is almost completely covered. In today’s project, I decided to let the paper shine through and I kept the embellishments to a minimum.
I used the awesome Tattered Time by DCWV. I enjoy using this paper when I make masculine cards! Not that the paper needed any help, I used the Sprightly Sprockets Spellbinder Dies. I used Inka Gold to “distress” them a bit. I had a clock that I stamped on transparency that was left over from a different project. I embossed the sentiment with Caesar’s Gold embossing powder by Lindy’s Stamp Gang. I punched that out with an EK Success punch and that was it!
I hope you enjoyed today’s project! I also want to say thank you to all of my new followers! It is because of ALL of you (faithful and new followers) that I have the desire to continue to create and share! Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~

Friday, October 19, 2012

SOC DT Project: Celebr8

Hello Krafters!

As all of you know, SOC is celebrating 8 years! How awesome is that? SOC is a place where we can go and share, enable, be enabled, support and just hang out. Since becoming a member at SOC, I have met some of the most amazing people!

October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Most of us, if not all of us, have been affected by this disease in some form. No matter the reason, ladies, please go and get checked regularly! It may save your life!

Since October is a special month, I decided to meld the two important events together. However, I did not have any paper I was satisfied with that could reflect the cause. So I decided to make my own! Making your own pattern paper can be fun and you can be as unique as you want to be!

I used Publisher, but you can use any program you have that will allow you to manipulate the images. First I opened the program ensuring there were no margins. Next you want to either add a shape or a text box the size of your document. Right click and go to” format auto shape” and go to fill color. Here, you can change the color, add a texture or a pattern. I decided to go with a pink tissue paper texture (after all, it is think pink month). Once you are satisfied with the filling, click OK.

Now I wanted to add my number 8. I used various fonts at different sizes. I also rotated some of them. After you get a good pattern started. Group your cluster together. Now you can copy and paste to make the process go faster. When the page is filled, go back in and fill in any gaps you may have. You can also adjust the sizes for a more custom look. When you are happy with your pattern, print your work on a printer on your desired material. I used a white cardstock. Now you are ready to make your project!

I hope you decide to try this out! Don’t forget to celebrate with us! Thanks for stopping by, Kenya~

Make the Cut
Silhouette Cameo
Musical Flourish Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart Punch
Cherry Lynn Doily
Lindy's Stamp Gang-Gossamer Gold &Midnight Copper Embossing Powder
Versa Mark

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Practical Scrappers DT Project: Hello

Hi Krafters!

Today over at Practical Scrappers, it is all about staples and paper clips. We all have right? So why not use them! Staples and paper clips can make a pretty awesome embellishment. So don’t forget about them the next time you want to add a little something different to your project.

I used staples in two ways on this project. I used them as a pattern under foil paper and also in the traditional way. Both ways are super cool and are great for those ladies who like Steam Punk or for masculine projects!
So go over to Practical Scrappers to be inspired on how to use those trinkets J I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~

Inkssentials Foil Sheets
Adirondack Mixative-Silver
Paper Clips
Jump Rings
Sew Easy
Key Charm
Collage Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets
Black Gesso
Inka Gold Copper and Old Silver
Distress Stain-Antique Linen
Background Stamps
Momento Black Ink
Graphic45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe & Communiqué
Metal Brad

Friday, October 12, 2012

Mouse Pad

Good morning Krafters!

I know I have not been posting as much as I usually do, but I am getting there. I have been working on new a venture and today I am sharing the very first digital transfer mouse pad I made. This is an older photo of my girls playing around and in their new PJs their grandfather bought them for Christmas. The picture is dark (not sure what is going on with my cameraL), but you can still see how well the image transferred. You will be seeing more digital transfer projects in the near future J

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

Monday, October 8, 2012

Through the Years....

Good day Krafters!

My mom asked me to make a card for her friend who is turning 50 years old. They have been friends since they were little girls. Since it is a card that has so many “mile stones”, I had to figure out the best way to make it. I decided to make it open the regular way and then flip upwards. This is the prototype….I think. I am still learning how to use my Copics. I never realized how hard it is to blend dark colors. I also realized I need to get more W and C Copics! Yay, I have do some shopping!

She likes this one, but I am not sure I do. We will see how much time I have J

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

Copic markers
Digital Images-Mo
Nanna Kids-DCWV
I Am Roses
Spellbinder Dies
Distress Ink
WRMKs Corner Punch

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Practical Scrappers DT: A World of Thanks

Hello Krafters!

Today over at Practical Scrappers it is all about transparencies! Transparencies are often forgotten, but can add a little something extra to your projects! Please stop by and see all of the awesome projects for the talented DT!

I decided to use my Imagine to print a pattern on a transparency. I love to do this from time to time. It mutes the colors down a bit, but it makes the pattern look shimmery. When you do this, you want to flip your image because the ink does not dry all the way. I mounted it on a white mat.

Notice the green on the label. It is the same exact color as the color on the transparency. You can really see the difference printing on a different medium makes! To this, I used the Picot die to cut more transparency material and used a punch for the butterfly!

I hope you liked today’s project showcasing transparencies. Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~

Bubble Gum Stripes Imagine Cartridge
Gable Green Stampin’ Up Ink
Sentiment Stamp
Viva Décor Pen-white
Picot Die/Decorative Labels 28/Label 28-Spellbinders
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch

Monday, October 1, 2012

Wedding Day Card

Hello Krafters!

The photos are not the best as I took them with my cell phone, but today I wanted to share a card I made for a wedding I attended. For some reason, I thought I had a wedding card in my stash but I did not. Thinking quick on my feet, I opened up CCR and went to work. I used the Life’s A Party cart for the shaped card by welding two of the wedding dress images together. Please note, there is a card feature on this cartridge, but I chose not to use it. I also cut out one more for the layer. I ran the top layer through my Cuttlebug using the Musical Flourish embossing folder. Then I added some netting by Webster’s Pages on top of that. I love that added shimmer the netting had!

To finish the card, I wrapped satin ribbon around the waist of the dress and added an I Am Roses rose bud to the dress. Quick and easy!

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