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 (nationaljunteenth.com). 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~