Friday, December 20, 2013

PS DT Project Treat Holders With A Spin

Hi Krafters!

It's my day to post over at Practical Scrappers! Here is the post....enjoy!!

Hi Fellow Scrappers!

Kenya here to share a project with you all. I don't know about you, but time is moving so quickly, I can barely keep up! Usually, I make treat bags for the students to help them get into the holiday season. However, I did not have the oomph to do it this year. I decided to make one "big" treat holder (for each of the girls that attend school) for the entire class. I used two 3D files (3D tree and 3D sleigh) from the Silhouette Store to make them. I modified them to fit the Dumb Dumbs (suckers).
For the tree, I resized it to make it a bit larger. I cut each of the pieces and assembled. Once assembled, I used my Big Bit to make holes for the suckers. You could add holes to the file to eliminate this step. Since there is a base, I marked the holes from the top of the tree and punched those out as well. The suckers are the tree's ornaments!
The sleigh was a little more involved but so worth it to me (I made two of them). I assembled the sleigh as it would be normally. I added an insert and punched holes for the suckers on the inside of the sleigh. Since the weight of the suckers were too heavy, I reinforced the sleigh with two support boxes on the bottom of the sleigh.

 I used a sturdy cardstock. You can use cute pattern papers and go as elaborate as you choose. I decided to keep these simple since they are going to given to elementary school aged children.

I hope you enjoyed today's project(s)! What do you think? Pretty cute huh?!?! I think so! Happy Holidays to each and every one! Krafthead~

Thursday, December 19, 2013

SOC DT Project-Christmas Wall Project Share....On the Cheap!

Hi Krafters!

I know it has been months and Sundays since my last post! So much has happened....

I wanted to share this month's DT project for Scraps of Color. Here it is:

OMGness Christmas is less than a week away! Have you decorated your home yet? I JUST finished! Sad but true. Today I would like to share a couple of projects with you that is easy to put together and get the kiddos involved! Best of all, you can use what you have on hand :)



 Parchment paper or a non-stick mat

Pearls/beads loose

Pearl/bead strand

Hot glue (gun)

1. First lay down a dab of glue to the mat and press in a pearl or bead.

2. Add a glue around the pearl/bead and add more beads around the center bead

3. Add a line of glue making sure glue is touching the cluster of beads in the middle

4. Design as you wish

If the children are doing this, please supervise them as the glue is HOT!! The snowflake can be used as an ornament or as I did here as an embellishment to this wall hanging.


You will need-

Die cutting machine

Wreath file-mine is from the Silhouette Store





Cardstock/paper (of course)

I cut out the circle and the leaves from the file. I did not cut all of the pieces that came with the file. You may want to cut extra leaves to make your wreath fuller. I used a blue and white cardstock which coordinates with the color scheme of the tree. Once the components were cut, I stapled the ribbon to the base layer. While I was doing this, the girls used ink to ink around the edges. We  assembled the leaves and adhered them down. I added silver beads (again to go with the color scheme, but you can use any color you wish) in clusters to mimic berries. We did this randomly throughout the wreath. Once the wreath was dry, I tied the ribbon we stapled earlier and added the snowflake embellishment.

Here is the finished wall:

I hope you enjoyed today's project! It is a good way to get some projects done and keep the kids busy too. Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~

Saturday, October 19, 2013

SOC-With Sympathy

Hi Krafters!

Krafthead here to share a simple project with you! I don't know about you, but I have a track record of buying scrappy products and not always using them or using them to the fullest. Today's project is using some of those unloved products! I hope you enjoy and that it will inspire you to pull out some of your "stash" as well!

As I was looking for something in the craft lab, I found some watercolor paper I picked up from the dollar spot at one of the local big box stores probably a year ago. I remembered I had some of Distress Markers and I had an idea. I also used my stamp/die combo that I used once before by Hero Arts and Sizzix.
When my father passed away, a scrappy friend of mine sent me a beautiful card. It had a watercolor effect on it and that was the inspiration for this card. I used various colors of the Distress Markers/Distress Inks and a water pen to add the scene effect. Watercolors can add a very subtle look to a project. Playing with watercolors can be fun and a great way to express yourself! I really like how this project turned out.

Share what's in your stash you forgot about or goes unloved? Krafthead~

Friday, October 11, 2013

A Love Story

Hi Krafters!

I love being a part of Beautiful Awakening. I get to combine my love for Christ with my love for paper crafting! Go over there and check it out!

Here is my project post! Enjoy!

Children are truly a blessing from God. In Psalms 127:3 it says, "Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him." I honestly did not understand what that scripture meant until I had children of my own. I knew children were a blessing, but never considered them as being a reward. Now I know because I could not imagine my life without them.

So today I am sharing my layout titled A Love Story. It is showcasing our (husband and me) four blessings! This photo was taken after church back in August. They looked so adorable in their dresses I decided to snap a quick photo of them. They are so precious and innocent. I want to hold on to this memory forever!

Each day I am reminded of the favor the Lord allowed me to have in these four young ladies. Although I want them to stay young, I look forward to seeing what they will become. I pray you were blessed by today's posting. Thank you for stopping by! Krafthead~
Prima-Lyric 8.5x11 and 6x6 stacks
Prima Wooden Clocks
Scrabble Piece
Tim Holtz Ticket
Prima Fairy Roses
Stick Pin
Cheery Lynn Doily Die

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

PS-Pumpkin Picking

Hi Krafters!
Today is my individual post over at Practical Scrappers! Here is my posting:

I have to admit, I enjoy this time of year! I love summer, but it is something about the leaves changing colors and the crispness in the air. My family and I drive to the country to see the vivid colors of the leaves. We also have made it a tradition to visit the pumpkin farm each year.  There is nothing sweeter than seeing my little girls running through the patch looking for that perfect pumpkin! The only rule is, they can only take a pumpkin they can carry (although that doesn't always happen).

For today's project, I am sharing one of our trips to the Family Farm! I was able to capture each one of them looking, feeling and lifting the pumpkins to make sure it was "the one". I am looking forward to our trip this year!

We have been to different pumpkin farms, but this trip was the best and most memorable to date! They not only have pumpkins and hay rides, but a full operational farm! The girls really loved seeing all of the animals. Stay tuned for more projects LOL.  I loved being able to hang out with my family. What is your fall family tradition?

I hope you enjoyed today's project. Come back to check out more awesome projects! Kenya~


G45-Place In Time




Modeling Paste


Recollection-Wooden Word Bubbles

Tim Holtz-Walnut Stain

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Beautiful Awakening!

Hi Krafters!

Today I formally announce my design team membership for the Beautiful Awakening blog! I have been on the team for about a month and I am loving every bit of it. To give you a little background, it is a faith based blog where we share our love for Christ and ministry as a whole. Currently, I am working with two other wonderful ladies who share my passion of Christ and crafting!

Here are the projects I shared thus far:

Digital layout of my FIL and baby girl. Visit Beautiful Awakening to get the story behind the project.

A sympathy card I made for a fellow crafter. 

This final project is a card for a new convert. Follow the link above to get the story behind this project. 

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

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Practical Scrappers-Doilies

Hi Krafters!

It has been so long since I posted a project on my blog. I have been some projects here and there, but not as many as I would like. I will be sharing some of the other projects made in the near future!

Today, I am sharing a project for Practical Scrappers. It is all about doilies. Doilies add that extra elegance to a project. However, they can add texture as well! Don't sleep on the doily!!

For this project, I used G45 Communique and a Cherry Lynn Doily Die. I know you see this die in just about EVERY project I make, but it is my FAVORITE! I cut the doily in quarters and used pieces as wings on the fussy cut image. On the image, I added brass metallic distress stain. It added a distressed look; I am happy with how it turned out. I also used a doily as a background. I used crackle paint to distress it. Finally I added metal embellishments for that extra something!

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

Friday, August 23, 2013

Practical Scrappers Is Having A Blog Hop!!!

Hi Krafters!

It has been a LONG time since I posted! I do have good news for you though! Practical Scrappers is having a blog hop! I am not participating this time, but I wanted to forward the information. So if you are hopping along and you end up on my blog, the links to the other blogs are below to keep you hopping on to your next stop! Have fun and remember to post for your chance to win wooden goodies!

"Welcome to the Practical Scrappers/Paper Secrets Blog Hop!  We are so excited to have you here today!  For this blog hop we are featuring the Ten Things Team from Practical Scrappers and members from the Design Team at Paper Secrets. Our topic for this hop is a fun, trendy one that will definitely catch your attention: wood! We have a collection of wood goodies from Paper Secrets to give away and you can get all the details on that below, but first here's the list for the hop!"

Blog Hop List

Here's what you can win from Paper Secrets!

You can do any or all of the following to get entered:
1) Be a follower here at Practical Scrappers
2) Be a follower at the Paper Secrets Blog
5) Leave us a comment here telling us which of those you did :)

You have until 11:59 PM CST on Sunday, August 25th to enter.  A winner will be announced early next week!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Space Issues? SOC DT Post

Hi Krafters!

Over the years it seems like I finally have ran out of space in my crafting area. Do you ever feel like that? We purge and rearrange our area but it is not enough! Not to mention the creative block that comes with a disorganized space! Well today, I am sharing three ideas I use that saves, maximizes, and organizes my space.  Also it did not cost an arm and leg either!

1. Shelving

I am a machine junky! I use three tier shelving units to store the machines I use the most. Since there is enough space behind each machine, I can leave the shelves and cut a full 12 inches or pull them out if I am using a larger mat. I can also easily access the machines and put them on  a portable table if need be. Since using the shelves, I have an extra 2 feet of space!  Shelves $19.99 each
2. Under Counter Storage

Kitchen items are great for craft areas! Very seldom do I use the underside of shelving. That is wasted space! I use this drawer under one of the shelves to maximize the space as well as for organization. It attaches on the wires with a groove and tightened with a screw. It's very sturdy. In this drawer, I store different blades, blade housing, and other machine components. The drawer slides out and I can grab what I need quickly and everything is in one area. The drawer is strong enough to hold ink pads, stamps, markers...anything! I should also mention, you can use this drawer on wood shelves too! Drawer $9.99

3. Cricut Cart Storage

When I first started out, I used to store my cartridges on a peg board. As my collection grew and I did not use the cartridges as much, I decided to store them differently. I use this small three drawer rolling cart. On the top of the drawer, I store unopened cartridges, my Gypsy and Imagine cartridges (they are in a binder). This adds more storage in a small space!

 In the top drawer, I store the physical cartridge. I used a thick chipboard and attach the cartridges with a piece of Velcro. Each piece of chipboard can store 20 cartridges on each side of the chipboard (40 in total). The drawer is deep enough to hold 5-6 layers of chipboard. In one drawer, 200-240 cartridges can be stored. Larger cartridges are holds more!

The second drawer holds the overlays. They were in alphabetical order, but as I added more, I just put them in the drawer. I don't use the overlays too often since the Expression 2 and Imagine has a virtual overlay. I do keep the physical ones to refer to if necessary  or to use in an older machine.

The third drawer stores the booklets. These are in alphabetical order. I alternate the spines to maximize the space in the drawer. I am able to keep all of the booklets and skim through easily to find what I am looking for. Please note, since the books are the heaviest, place them on the bottom otherwise you can warp your cart because of the weight. Ask me how I know! Cart $11.99

For less than $50 I have more efficient space and storage! A lot of items in a small space huh?

I hope you found this post to be helpful! Do you have any storage or organizational tips you would like to share? Don't forget to stop by Scraps of Color for more project ideas and inspiration. Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

I'm Talking About The Red, White and Blue..

Hi Krafters,

Happy early Independence Day!!  Remember the Honda President's Day sale commercial? I love that commercial! Anywho, over at Practical Scrappers, it is all about the Red, White and Blue(tooth). LOL. There are a lot of awesome projects showcasing these awesome colors on the blog today. There is so much that can be done with this color combo as well as awesome paper lines that are out!

I decided not to do a paper craft, but stay in the lines of the colors. I made a strawberry shortcake with blueberries! The good thing is this for the most part healthy! I used an angel food cake loaf. I also used fresh strawberries and blue berries. Not only does it look good, it can curb that sweet tooth...

I hope you enjoyed today's project. Enjoy your holiday (if you are in the States). Krafthead~

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Let's Do Drinks...Non-Alcoholic of Course Practical Scrappers DT Project

Hi Krafters,

Its vellum time again over at Practical Scrappers! The last time the ideas were awesome and let me tell you, they are even better! I have been stewing over this project since then! Go over there and check out the talent!

For my project, I am completely in summer mode! When it is hot outside, who doesn't like a frosty drink? This card will quench your thirst! I used the conical wrap feature to make the glass which was cut out of vellum. I stamped the saying from a stamp set by Inkadinkadoo (I think). The background paper (Summertime DCWV) put me in the mind of the pool. Perfect combination of summer right??

To make the drink a little more realistic, I used Firebrick Distress Ink for my drink. I fussy cut the strawberry from the Summertime paper collection. Finally, I added a straw (from a juice box LOL). Perfect!

Well that's it! I hope you enjoyed this vellum idea! Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SOC DT Project- Juneteenth

Happy Juneteenth Krafters!

I have heard many times, WHAT IS JUNETEENTH? A lot of people do not know what June 19th signifies. Juneteenth is an annual observance to celebrate the date Union soldiers enforced the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all remaining slaves in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865.  Texas was the last state in rebellion, following the end of the Civil War, to allow enslavement. Although the rumors of freedom were widespread prior to this, actual emancipation was not announced in the last state practicing enslavement at the end of the Civil War until General Gordon Granger came to Galveston, Texas and issued General Order No. 3, on the "19th of June", almost two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation ( To learn more, click HERE.

Here is a quick and simple project to celebrate using scrap pieces and a free image! I used the title strips from the My Mind's Eye Made in America Paper I also fussy cut the banner from that same collection. The sentiment "happy day" is from LilyBee Designs. I thought the sentiment was fitting; don't you? I printed the focal image from the internet which was fussy cut. See simple and I used what I had on hand ;)

I know some states observe June 19th as a holiday while others do not. There will be a lot of parades and celebrations going forth today. If you are going out to enjoy the festivities, have fun but please be safe! Hope you enjoyed today's post! Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Practical Scrappers Scallop Post

Hi Krafters,

Today over at Practical Scrappers it is all about scallops! Scallops can add interest and texture to projects. We have them in every way imaginable! Go over to the blog and check out the talent!

I used a Spellbinders Scalloped Edge Die to emboss the edge to this project. It adds a lot of textures and dimension to the card and envelope. Inside embossed edge, I added recollection pearls which were colored with Copic Markers. I also punched out butterflies using two different Martha Stewart punches. I added Stickles to the smaller butterflies and a dots to the larger one. Easy peasy!

I know this was short, but I hope you enjoyed! Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Well Done!

Hi Krafters,

For some the end of the school year has arrived. However, my children are still eagerly awaiting the start of their summer vacation. As we all know, the end of the school year there are always achievement ceremonies. My friend asked me to make another card for her daughter's BFF. Her favorite colors are lime green and pink...So as with the other card, I tried to incorporate her favorite colors.

This is a standard A2 sized side step card. The can be easily made with a template or measurements. However, I bought the image from the Silhouette Store. I cut embellishments from the DCWV and MMBI papers. To further customize the card, I cut out the letter A for her initial. I added Stickles for a little shimmer. Since there is really no spot to write a personal message, I added an envelope with an additional card inside. That's it!

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

Monday, May 27, 2013

Strong and Proud-Practical Scrappers

Happy Memorial Day Krafters!

Today over at Practical Scrappers we are honoring our Armed Forces. As many of you know, I served in the Army for many years. It was an honor and a privilege! It was one of the best times of my life as well as one of the most saddest. I was away from my family for a long time. I can't help but think about people who have been deployed several times and who have been on a tour of duty for years. So before you fire up the grill and spend the day with our friends and families, please take a moment and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country and us!

For the project, I used various Army paper from K&Co and Me & My Big Idea (BDU/Camo print). I decided to fussy cut the Army logo from the designer paper as the focal point. The sentiment and stars are also fussy cut. I used a circle punch to cut out the other images and stamped the flag.

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

Friday, May 24, 2013

Good Job

Hi Krafters,

A dear friend of mine asked me to make a card for her daughter who has been on the honor roll three consecutive times. Her favorite colors are purple and gold. Talk about pressure! She wanted something special to present to her daughter after the program. She could have went to the store and bought a card but she entrusted me to be a part of this special day! I wanted to do right by her.....She was very happy with it and so was her daughter :) whew!!

I did not want to over complicate things, so overall I kept it simple. I made an easel card. I used a combination of Grade School and High School by DCWV and Me & My Big Idea School stack. There isn't much purple and gold in any of the stacks so I used plain cardstock and used complimentary colors to keep it in line with the school theme but showcase her favorite colors. Most of the embellishments were fussy cut from the papers. For a playful twist, I used puffy paint to accentuate the chalk and Stickles to the stars.

I hope you enjoyed today's project! Thank you so much for stopping by, Krafthead~

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Practical Scrappers DT- Pretty Cute Girl

Hi Krafters!

Today's project is two-fold. Over at Practical Scrappers it all about making those titles POP! There are some awesome ideas so go check them out! This is also my project for the Lift The Person Before You Challenge at This was lifted from Msnickers2...thank you so much for the inspiration.
For my "think outside the box" title, I used a combo of stickers and hot glue! Yes, you read right; the "girl" part of the title is done with hot glue. I dusted it with perfect pearls. The sticker "pretty cute" is from the Engraver collection by Prima.
The assembly of the layout:
The base layer is just solid black cardstock. I splattered Lindy's Stamp Gang. I do not know the color off hand, but it is in the Winter Wonderland set. Let me just say, this is the best white spray I have used to date! In the past I have used "white" sprays on black and as it dries it gets lost in the paper. Well not this one! As you can see it is a lovely white with the right amount of shimmer!

Going off the lift, I used strips of papers going horizontal and vertically. The papers are Lyric by Prima. I love, love, love this paper!! I fussy cut the collage from the 6x6 stack. The other pattern papers are also cut from the collection. For the doily, I used the English Tea from Cheery Lynn Designs. I added a butterfly (large Martha Stewart) punch out on top.  The flower cluster is a mix of Prima and I Am Roses flowers.
The photo is of one of my daughters. When I bought my camera, I was playing with the settings and I LOVE this picture of her...she is a pretty cute girl :)
I hope you enjoyed today's project! Remember to stop by Practical Scrappers to get more ideas on how to make your titles more fun. Thank you so much for stopping by!  Krafthead~

Monday, May 20, 2013

Blog Birthday Winners!!

Happy Monday Krafters!

I would like to thank everyone who stopped by and left love! I really appreciate EVERY follower I have. It is because of you I have an opportunity to share my love for crafting on a broader spectrum. I hope when you come to Krafthead Kreations you see something you like you leave inspired...that is the overall goal! So thanks again for all of the loved shared over the last two years...and many more to come!

Without further delay and as promised, here are the two winners of the RAKs......The winners are: Miladylc and Karen! Ladies, please send your mailing information to so I can get your RAKs in the mail this week :)

Thank you all for stopping by! Stop by tomorrow to see what project I have in store, Krafthead~

Sunday, May 19, 2013

SOC DT-Wishing You A Wonderful

Happy Sunday Krafters!

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! Today, I would like to share a masculine card that can be used for any occasion for the Scraps of Color DT. It is grungy, distressed and I REALLY like how it turned out!
I used Swagger by Fancy Pants. Now I will be the first to admit, I am not a huge fan of FP. I find it hard to work with their papers for some reason. However, I can see myself using every single page of this luscious paper! It screams MAN...mmmmhmmmm!

For some texture, I used stencils by Crate Paper and Prima. Once that was dry (I used my heat tool to speed up the process), I was going to add some white acrylic paint to some of the pattern paper. Side note, do not do this OVER your project while being distracted....yep you guessed it; paint everywhere. BUT it worked out because it added more interest and grunge to the project! Sometimes accidents are good! The arrows were fussy cut from the collection.
I used a sentiment from Close to My Heart. It goes with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. However, I hand cut the sentiment. I used an eyelet to make the occasion. The wonkiness of the eyelet added more distressing to the project. As said, some accidents are good! That's it!!

I hope you enjoyed today's project! Remember to like Scraps of Color on FaceBook! Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~

Friday, May 17, 2013

OMG!! It's My Blog's Anniversary!

Hi Krafters!!

With everything that is/was going on, I totally forgot about my blog's anniversary! Technically it was yesterday. I had all of these things planned for us to do.... It has been a wonderful two saying that, it is time to celebrate! Hmmmmm I am thinking surprise goodies =) to RAK to two followers! Trust me, the packages will be filled with yummy goodness! All you have to do is leave love below by Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 11:59pm CST and I will choose two winners on Monday!

Thanks for stopping by to celebrate with me! Krafthead~

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Thanks For All Your Encourage"mint"

Hey Krafters,

As you all know, I have been slowly getting back in the crafting groove. I am still celebrating teachers and here is my next installment of appreciation gifts. I know it does not reflect teachers per say, but it is the thought right?

The file came from SVGCuts Playful Parlor set. I love, love, love that set!! I used double sided paper. I inked the edges and made some rolled flowers from the paper collection. I printed the sentiment...that was it. Simple!

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

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Practical Scrappers DT Project: Fabric

Happy Tuesday Krafters!

Today over at Practical Scrappers, we are having fun with fabric! Fabric can bring interest and texture to a project. For my card, I used the adhesive backed fabric by DCWV. It has been in my stash for well over a year. I can say, it felt good to not hoard. Funny thing is I have no reason why I was hording this particular pack??

Anyway, the project is very straight forward. I used a stamp and die set from Hero Arts/Sizzix for the flowers. I pulled out my unloved colored pencils to color the flowers.

I hope you enjoyed today's project. Don't forget to stop over and see the awesome ways fabric was used on projects! Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~

Monday, May 6, 2013


Hi Krafters!

I am starting to feel human again. This week is Teacher's Appreciation week and Sunday is Mother's Day. I have to say, I am not prepared this year. Here is a gift that can be used for either occasion. I have made these before.  However, I wanted to share anyway. They can be done in less than 10 minutes from start to finish! Also, they are good for mass producing!

I always keep hand sanitizers from Bath and Body Works on hand just in case I need a fast gift. I needed something fast since I have not been feeling well. Anywho, originally I used the instructions from Dawn on YT, but I tweaked the measurements to fit my needs. Start with double sided paper. I used some from BoBunny. One side is for the holder and the other side is for layering (this is part of the secret of making this quickly). Follow Dawn's tutorial and you have a cute but quick gift! Yep I was rushing so much, I snapped a quick photo with my cell phone before heading off to bed!

 I am using these as teacher gifts even though they do not reflect. They are fabulous nonetheless! I hope you enjoyed today's project. Thanks for stopping by, Kenya~

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Old School Birthday

Hi Krafters,

It has been a while since I posted so I put this card together. It just so happen to be one of my daughter's teacher's birthday too. She really liked it!

For this card, I used some Colorbok paper I had in my stash. I have had this paper for a LONG time! I am trying to use what I have. I fussy cut the flower and the scallops from the collection. The typewriter stamp is from Cloud Nine and the sentiment is Paper Studio.

It is a very simple card, but I hope you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~