Friday, April 19, 2013

Going Green? Scraps of Color DT

Hey Krafters!

Did you know Earth Day is April 22nd? Today's projects will help us celebrate Earth Day, get prepared for Mother's Day and get the children involved in the craft room. We are going "green"!!

Green House:

This project will help keep plastic bottles out of the landfills (at least temporarily) and can be an inexpensive gift for Granny from the grandchildren. Who doesn't love gifts from the grandchildren? If you are a gardener, this will help you get a jump start of planting your seeds and protecting them from the birds.

Take two bottles (water or soda-pop) and cut one towards the drinking spout and the second bottle on the other end. You want to make sure you cut them so they will fit properly. You may need to cut slits on one side for a better fit.

On the shorter end add soil, seed and add water. Do not over saturate, but water well as this is the water that will continuously water the plant. Now add the second bottle. Make sure there is a good tight seal by overlapping the ends. Add transparent tape around the bottle where the two bottles overlap to ensure the moisture stays inside. Now you can decorate as your heart desires :) The children can decorate their bottles too. If you start now by the time Mother's Day roll around, the plant/flower should have a bloom!

The good thing about this project is no watering necessary! It will "rain" inside the green house!  Just place in a window sill and let it grow. Once the flowers gets to be too tall, the recipient can take the "green house" apart and repot or plant outdoors!

Flower Power:

You may be wondering about the other part of the bottle that was not used. I created the flower on this card from the remaining plastic. I cut the bottle into useable pieces. Once it was cut down, I used my Sizzix flower die to cut the shapes. Then I added alcohol ink for color and then used a heat tool to shape the flower and dry the ink. The petals are held together with a bling brad. To keep this card simple, I embossed the front of the card using the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. The paper is a scrap piece from the Black Currant Stack by DCWV. I added a sentiment and DONE!

I hope you enjoyed today's "Green" projects! It may not keep plastic out of the landfills forever, but at least they can be used to make something beautiful even if it is short lived. I hope you try these out...Krafthead~

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

DT Call

Hi Krafters,

I saw this and thought I would pass it along just in case someone is interested in applying. There is a new blog up called About a Girl.  Its the sister blog to About a Boy.  They are looking for Design Team for their first term.  Sounds like fun!

Can't wait to see who is chosen! Krafthead~

Friday, April 5, 2013

Angel Baby

Happy Friday Krafters!

Over at, I participated the "Scraplift the Person Before You" Challenge. I had the privilege to lift a layout by smcdavid1. It has been a long time since I had an opportunity to play along and I had so much fun. I am looking forward to next month!

For today's layout, I found the perfect photo to use on the lift. This is my youngest daughter at 2 days old. I can't help but smile and remember her innocence when looking at this photo. She is a pistol now, but oh the memories! She was just perfect weighing in at 8lbs 0oz and 19.75" long!

To put the layout out together, I used my Imagine (Hey Diddle Diddle) for the announcement card (I could not find my daughter's original one) and G45's Little Darlings. Since I could not find her card, I made a faux foot print. I also used the English Doily by Cheery Lynn Designs.

I used a few embellishments (lock and key, "memories", skeleton leaves and flowers) from my stash. I cut the title from the collection. I used a saying from one of the Authentic word cards I had on hand.

I hope you enjoyed today's project! Thank you so much for all of your comments, views and support. Enjoy your weekend, Krafthead~

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Play, Love, Soup

Hello Krafters!

I was challenged by my sister Kelli over at Favorite Favors! She made this awesome sketch and I had to post by today, April 4th. I met the deadline!! Yay me! Thank you Kelli for sharing the sketch and the challenge...

So let me start off by saying when my daughter gets older, she is going to probably kill me for sharing this post. However, it was too funny of an event not to share!  Ok to give you a little background, my daughter was about 2 years old. In the fall, I make soup. She decided to take it upon herself to "style" her hair! This girl used the soup as hair gel!! It was a mess! At first I was so upset as I had JUST did her hair, but then I thought this would be a funny photo to look at when she was older (this was before my scrapbooking days). By the time I grabbed the camera, she was crying...felt bad, but still could not resist!
To put this layout together I tried to stick to the sketch. I made my own background paper by splattering Glimmer Mist and Lindy's Stamp Gang. I also sprayed the ribbon with the same colors. For the pattern paper, I used Imaginisce. I used embellishments from my stash. It was so fun to put together!
I hope you enjoyed today's project..and I pray my daughter will be able to forgive me. Thank you so much for stopping by, Krafthead~


Crate Paper Bingo Chips

Tim Holtz Tickets

Rick Rack Ribbion

Glimmer Mist

Lindy's Stamp Gang

Wild Orchid Crafts Cherry Blossoms

I Am Roses Cherry Blossoms, Gardenia, leave

Metal Key


Imaginisce Pattern Paper

Cherry Lynn English Tea Doily

Authentic Words


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Practical Scrappers DT Project: Corner Punches

Hi Krafters!

Happy Tuesday!!! Today over at the Practical Scrappers blog, we are giving you all fresh ideas on how to use those corner punches! Corner punches can be used on more than just corners! Drop by the blog to check out how the other DT members used corner punches on their projects.

I decided to use my corner punch to make "metal corners" on this balsa box. This technique was inspired by Cynthialoowhoo on YouTube. I put my own spin on it to make it work for my needs.

To make the corners I cut the cardstock down to 2"x2".  I cut the square in half on the diagonally. Then I punched the remaining half. Next I put my corner on the box and made a crease to score a crisp line. Finally, it is ready to be added to the box. Remember, you can distress it or add paint to make the corner look more like metal.

Since this paper is so pretty...(thank you Kelli (my Sister) for the RAK) I did not want to cover it too much. I added a few flowers; the larger flower I used the same metallic gold paint to the tips as I used on the box and the doily.

That is it! Again, do not forget to stop over by the Practical Scrappers blog to check out the other projects! Thanks again Kelli for this beautiful paper!! Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~