Friday, November 21, 2014

Thank You!

Hello Krafters!

It has been FOREVER since I posted! I really did miss my readers!! So much has happened since my last post. I honestly had did not have much time nor the desire to craft. I would have ideas and when I would find time to get into the craftroom, I would leave frustrated. Since this is supposed to relax me and be enjoyable, I needed to take a step back for awhile. 

I also have some exciting news to share…..I had a baby!! Who knew right? It was not the easiest pregnancy. However, I am so happy that I FINALLY have my little boy. He was born back in October. Which brings me to today’s post. 

Today I am sharing my thank you cards (2 styles) for the gifts I received from my baby shower. I had to mass produce them. This was not an easy task between sleep deprivation and juggling family. I felt simple was the way to go!

For this project, I used the Sizzix Eclips and eCAL to cut the onesie and the duck. It was a preloaded image in the software. I added faux stitching (white gel pen) to the onesie. Since the card still seemed a bit plain, I added dry embossing (swiss dots border folder) to the bottom and scored the lines to hide the line from the embossing folder and to add interest using the score board. On the bottom of the card, I embossed the “thanks and thank you” in yellow embossing powder to coordinate with the duck. On some (not pictured) I added twine and a bow but that was more work than I was willing to do at this time LOL!

I know this is a short post and the project was very simple, but wanted to share and update you on my whereabouts. All is well and I will be posting more frequently now that things are beginning to return to normal….well my new normal.

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

Saturday, April 19, 2014

That Hat!! Scraps of Color DT Project

Happy Easter/Resurrection Sunday (eve)  Krafters!

After you read this, you may think of me differently. Perhaps some of you can relate. Growing up, on Easter Sunday my mom would make me dress in a frilly dress, gloves, patent leather shoes, and a hat. Ugh, I strongly, on the verge of hated when Easter came around. I mean, it was bad enough going to an overcrowded church but to be uncomfortable too...that was too much! Then to add insult to injury after sweating out my freshly pressed hair, I had hat hair when I was able to FINALLY take off that hat! I think out of everything, the hat was the thing I could not tolerate. I did however like to have my hair down :)

As I was looking through the Silhouette Store, I saw the Easter Hat Box. I actually cringed. Then I had a thought, I could make it and give it to my mom as a "prank" because she knows  how I feel about hats. I purchased it and this is what I came up with.

I used plain card stock for the base of the hat. I inked the edged of the scalloped edge. The hat assembled a little wonky, so to hide that, I used tulle and added pearls to the base and top of the hat. To embellish, I kept it simple. I added a piece of pink frayed rosette. I also add two yellow roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. To finish it off, I added a feather.  What do you think?

The paper hat is not so bad. Perhaps I am being healed in the area of hat hating? I can tell you one thing, on Easter Sunday, I stick to the meaning of the day and fellowship with my family afterwards (that is what I LOVE about Easter aside for the true meaning behind it). Although mom is trying her hardest to get my girls into those dresses LOL...but no hats!!! What is your favorite or least favorite Easter memory?

I hope you enjoyed today's Project! Have a great weekend everyone...until next time, Krafthead~

Thursday, March 20, 2014

I Mustache You, Do You Like Mixed Media-Scraps of Color DT Project

Hi Krafters,

Well, do you? I love doing mixed media! There is something about getting my hands full of Gesso and using miscellaneous items. This project is for my niece who has jumped on the mustache band wagon. I wanted to make her something she could hang in her room.

I cut the mustache shape out chipboard on an electronic die cutting machine. I lined the chipboard with thick pattern paper. Then I stamped "mustache" all over the pattern paper and then added a thin layer of Gesso. For the edges, I used crackle paint. To add texture, I applied texture effects using different stencils. Then,  I used different embellishments and die cuts (Spellbinders) to reflect her personality, likes and enjoyments. Finally, I added another layer of Gesso to add a little more texture.
I really like how this came together. What do you think? Don't forget to stop by the Scraps of Color blog to see more inspiring projects! Thank you for stopping by, Krafthead~

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hobbybook DT Project

Hello Krafters!

Are you up for the challenge? Are you ready for spring? Over at the Hobbybook Designer's Challenge Blog we are thinking SPRING! After this LONG winter, who isn't? Join us for an opportunity to win some goodies! All of the challenge rule are posed at the challenge blog. Pop over there now, and post your project.

Before you go, here is my submission for the Challenge. That cutie is a FREE image in the Hobbybook right? I can see myself using this image a lot. The best thing about this image is, there are five girls already colored. So no excuses for my peeps who said they can't color ;)

OK, go post!! Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hobbybook First Challenge! Make It Girly!!

Hi Krafters,

I haven't officially spilled the beans until now...but I am one of the newest DT members over at the Hobbybook Designer Challenge Blog!! I am soooo super excited. Well this week's challenge is all about making it GIRLY!!! We all like girly stuff right? Bling, color and overall cuteness. If you join in, you can win some awesome images...sounds great? Follow the link and check out all of the specifics.

Before you go over and check out all of the talent, here is my contribution for the challenge :) I had so much fun creating this "Bootyiful" card!


Friday, February 28, 2014

Happy Birthday-Practical Scrappers DT Project

Hi Krafters,

Today over at Practical Scrappers we are celebrating birthdays! There are so many different styles of cards. I don't know about you, but can't you use more card ideas; especially birthday cards. Go check them out! My card was lifted from Jess Larsen. I really like the simplicity of it, but it has a little something that makes it special with the ability to be interactive. She used a die. I made a cut file using Make the Cut. I fussy cut the images from the DCWV Celebrations Stacks and the sentiment. I also used a Cuttlebug birthday embossing folder for the front. To finish off the card, I used Tendy Twine and used a button on my stash.
It is short and sweet today! I hope you enjoyed today's project. Remember to visit Practical Scrappers for more inspiration. Krafthead~

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

B&W Thinking of You 'Birthday" Card

Hey Krafters,

I have been in a black and white mood lately. I really love the combination with a splash of color. To me, you can never go wrong. Also, the cards can be used for almost any occasion.

Anywho, here is my card share for today. I used three Spellbinders sets (I can't remember the names off hand other than the classic oval) to create four layers. I stamped and embossed the sentiment. For dimension, I popped up some of the layers and added shear ribbon. I used I Am Roses and Wild Orchid Craft flowers to embellish and finish off the card. Although I have the "thinking of you" sentiment, I used this as a birthday. The inside, (not pictured) said on your birthday.
Well that's it!! I hope you enjoyed today's project. Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~

Friday, February 21, 2014

Happy About Spring-Practical Scrappers DT Project

Hello Krafters!

Who is ready for spring? I know I am! This has been one of the worst winters I can remember! Check out this care. Hopefully it will bring a smile to your face and remind you that spring is a few weeks away!!

Today over at Practical Scrappers, we are looking through our cupboards and pulling out those unloved cookie cutters most of us only use during the holiday season. Go over and check out the other projects! I decided to pull out my clay and used two scalloped shaped cookie cutters for the embellishment. It matched the flowers in the Butterfly and Spring stack by DCWV perfectly!

Once the clay was dried, I rough painted it and added a pearl to the middle. I used the Grunge Girly Sayings (I think that is the name of it) Spellbinder Die by Donna S. for the sentiment and a stamp I had in my stash. That's it!

I hope you enjoyed today's project and it got you in the mood for spring. Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Platform Jewelry Holder Prototype Scrap of Color DT Project

Hi Krafters!

A little while ago, I was at Hobby Lobby (one of my favorite stores EVER) doing a little shopping. I went into the gift section and saw one of the cutest jewelry holders shaped as a shoe. I remembered I purchased a shoe file a LONG time ago and decided to do a paper version. That is inspiration for the project. Today I would like to share my prototype with you.
For my prototype, I used the Safari Stack by DCWV. I also used the solids from the Christmas/Winter Combo pack (the brown matched perfectly). After I chose the papers, I selected my shoe file which was purchased in the Silhouette Studio Store. (When files are opened from the store, the entire file is grouped together and placed on the mat. Sometimes, they pieces are larger than the mat and you must move ungroup them). I ungrouped the images and separated them according to the colors I wanted to use. Basically, on one virtual mat I had the outside of the shoe and the inside and heel was on the other mat. On the inside sole piece, I added slits for the rings that could be stored in the shoe. A word of warning, make sure you keep in mind the inside and outsides of the shoe especially when using a pattern paper or textured paper! It took me a couple of tries to get the pieces to line up properly.
Once the shoe was assembled, I used some brown lace I had in my stash (purchased from Hobby Lobby) and scrap pearl string I had left over from a different project. I decided to make lace flowers for the front and back of the shoe. This is a good trick to cover up some of the imperfections :) The center of the flower is a cluster of single pearls and I colored them with a Copic Marker (sand) to match the pearl string.
I am going to keep this one since it is a prototype, but next one will be for my mom! I hope you enjoyed today's project. Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~

Friday, February 14, 2014

Quick "Over the Moon" Valentine's Day Post

Happy Valentine's Day Krafters,

You know I could not let this special day go by without popping my head in for a moment. I believe we should so our love towards those special people in our lives each day, but it is nice to have a day set aside to celebrate it! Today I am sharing a Valentine's Day card I made for my hubby! I am sure he is going to like it :)

I did not want to spend a lot of time for this so I used papers from Recollections' Love Letter stack and the stamp set by CTMH (I purchased it with the Art Philosophy cartridge). I fussy cut some of the elements from the paper stack. For the other paper embellishments, I embossed the images using the stamp set and Lindy's Stamp Gang. It has a little gold in it. It looks great in person because it matches the paper, but when moved you can see the gold hint.

That's it! A simple way to say I love you!! Enjoy the rest of your day! Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~


Saturday, February 8, 2014

3D Calendar

Hi Krafters!

Did you miss me? I can honestly say, I miss posting as frequently as I used to. Life has been super crazy lately. However, I managed to get in the lab a couple of days ago and would like to share my project. My sister mentioned to me she does not have anything on her desk. I thought long and decided to FINALLY play with the Lori Whitlock 3D Calendar I purchased from the Silhouette store almost a year ago.

Let me start off by saying, this file gave me a run for my money! I think I downloaded the file before the corrections were made. For me, the numbers were wrong. I had an extra three but needed another zero. I also do not like the way the 9/6 but that is my personal issue. Other than that, the file was easy to assemble.

The base was cut with Bazzill cardstock. I needed to use a sturdy cardstock to ensure the calendar will last since she will have to change the days daily. I used the Luxury Stack by DCWV for the pattern paper. Please note, the accent pieces were not part of the file. I used Recollections bling and I Am Roses to embellish it a little. I also used the Mod Podge Mold for the dove. I added half-back pearl to the bottom to give it a little height and to protect the bottom.

Although I had a few issues, I can see myself playing with this file again! Another bonus is it can last for many years since there is no year to deal with! What do you think?

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

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Journey-Scraps of Color DT Project

Hi Krafters!

Here's the first project of 2014! As many of you know, I like to make something out of nothing. I feel confident in saying, most of you do too! I am a member of the audio ministry at my local place of worship. Sometimes, the CDs do not copy correctly or we throw away the clear filler disc. I have shared an etching project using them. Well today, I have a mini album using the "throw aways".

For this project, I used the CDs and KaiserCraft's 75 Cent paper collection. The good thing about the CDs is the fact you will have a sturdy photo album. I also used the Mod Podge Molds and other random embellishments. To make the process faster and easier, I used a Cricut E2 preloaded cartridge to cut the circles to fit the discs. I sized them at 4.75; which was perfect!

This is an album for my husband so I wanted to keep it simple. So I focused on the front of the album more than the inside. I used Old Paper Crackle Paint, Stencils and Stucco (Martha Stewart) for interest and texture. The gears were made using the Gear Spellbinder Dies. They were colored with Copper Inka Gold. I used Scrabble pieces for his initials. The title was colored with copper mixatives and I used a flourish by Zva (just for a touch of bling).

The inside was simply embellished with charms made with the molds and extra gears. I also added a photo mat for pictures and he can write journaling (I doubt he will) on the pattern paper if he chooses to.

That's it! What are some old products or "throw aways" do you like to bring new life to? I would LOVE to know!  Thanks for stopping by, Krafthead~