Easter Cards

Hey, all! I have been having some more fun with my Basic Grey "Kioshi" line. I made some fun little Easter cards for my family and friends. I think the colors are just perfect for Easter cards...you'll have to let me know what you think. I love that Basic Grey makes these little fabric flowers called "Bloomers." They are so cute and add just the right amount of "something."
(picture from Scrapbook.com)
Happy kraftin'!


Playing along with Creative Scrappers

Hey, all! It's Sunday...so that means another Creative Scrappers sketch is revealed. It's one of the first things that I do on Sunday morning - wake up and see the new sketch and see if I'm inspired by it. Haha.

This morning, I was...Here is my take:

I used another new Basic Grey collection called "Kioshi." It's perfect for Springtime...it has lots of beautiful pastel shades.

Until next time, happy kraftin'!


Basic Grey Goodness

Hey, all! So, I have found a new collection that I absolutely love. If you read my blog frequently, you know that I am totally in love with Crate Paper's "Bliss" collection for the pinks and greens. Well, now I'm totally in love with Basic Grey's "Green at Heart" collection. Such FUN colors - purples, greens, pinks and oranges...totally yummy.

Here is a layout I made with it today:
Isn't she the cutest doggy in the world?

Don't be surprised if you see a lot more layouts made with these fun papers. I think I'm in love :)



Hey, all! I decided to play along with the current challenge going on at These Are a Few of My Favorite Things (TAAFOMFT). I used to play along all the time, then life got in the way, but I'm back again :-) The current challenge is to scrap your favorite drink...this wasn't hard for me...I love frozen strawberry daquiris...besides them being yummy, I love them for another, more important reason. I really only drink frozen strawberry daquiris when I'm having a good time with friends or family. So, if you see me drinking a frozen strawberry daquiri, chances are I'm spending time with the ones I love. Cheesy, right? Yeah, I know...

Thanks for stopping by. Have a good work week!


Starry layout

Hey, all! So, I have yet another layout made from a Creative Scrappers sketch to share. When I woke up this morning, I was browsing my usual blogs and I saw their newest sketch posted. I loved it and I had to use it right away. I've scrapped this picture before, but I had another copy of it sitting on my desk, so I scrapped it again...this guy is cute enough that I can afford to have mulitple layouts of him ;-)

I also have a fun tip for you...see all those little stars that I punched out of pattern paper? I actually punched them out of the Basic Grey kit's main page (image from Scrapbook.com):
I think this is such a fun way to use this "scrap" of paper. Usually, it would get thrown away, but it's just the right size for making small embellishments.

I also painted on the circles with a very tiny paint brush and then used a Q-tip to do my usual paint technique.

Thanks for stopping by...hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!!


Happy Weekend!

Hey all! Happy weekend! I am so, so happy that it is finally here! I plan on doing absolutely nothing this weekend :) ha!

Here is a recent layout that I made using March's Polka Dot Whimsy Kit and the newest sketch from Creative Scrappers.
Creative Scrappers posts a new sketch every Sunday...so check it out this weekend for some inspiration.

Enjoy your day...and happy kraftin!



Congrats to Nikilynn who won my most recent challenge. Check out her winning layout here. Nikilynn, please email your mailing address to kraftykat9@gmail.com and I will get your prize package mailed out this weekend :)

Also, one of my layouts is posted over at Ideas for Scrapbookers today. I came in second place for a fun scraplifting challenge they had going on this month. I had a sort of crappy day, so this was fun to see when I got home from work. This is such a great blog and I highly recommend you check it out. It is chock full of fun templates and other unique scrapbooking ideas. They have a lot of talented ladies over there who contribute to the blog. Here is the layout posted there today:

Thanks for stopping by...so excited that tomorrow is Friday...I need the weekend to get here NOW :)


Fun with fabric paint

Hey, all! So this weekend, I broke out some fabric paint I had laying around to make this layout.
First, I traced a bunch of different size circles, then attached some sequins in random places using tiny brads and finally highlighted the cirlces with the dots of fabric paint. When the paint was dry, I just went back and erased the pencil marks. I really like the effect, but you'll have to let me know what you think. And of course, I haven't used my glimmer mist in about a week (ha!) so I layed down some stars and then sprayed over them to get the masked star look.

I hope everyone has a fun week!


Use those ribbon scraps!!

Are you like me? Do you have about 20 pounds of ribbon that you get ovewhelmed just looking at it? I have so, so, so much ribbon...and that never stops me from buying even more. Well, Creating Keepsakes most recent issue came to my rescue, because they did a whole article on innovative ways to use ribbon. One layout by Jennifer McGuire really caught my eye and I just had to do it too so I could use up some of my ribbon scraps. I already found a way to use up my ribbon scraps once before, so I was really excited to see this article and get some more inspiration. To see Jennifer's layout, turn to page 103 of the March/April issue. Her layout is called "The Best."
And in case you couldn't tell, when it comes to using my ribbon stash, I always love the rainbow effect. :)


Birthday Card and Sketch

Hey, all! I hope that everyone is having a fun weekend. I have a birthday card to share with you that I made a few weeks ago. I used a sketch from Twisted Sketches to make it. It's for a July birthday, as you can tell...but I really liked the sketch, so I went ahead and made it and will just hold onto the card until July. The "twist" to the sketch was transparent, so I used some transparent stars on the right side of my card...

Also, I told you that I would be back with a sketch to share. Here is the sketch. I haven't made anything with it yet, but it's definitely on my to-do list:

Have a nice, krafty weekend!!


Quick layout

Hey, all! I just wanted to share another layout that I created recently. I used my favorite paint technique on it. I really love painting around the edges of my layouts...I think it gives the page a little extra character. I was also able to make this layout super-fast. I just tore some paper, slapped on a few random embellies and painted around the edges....easy peasy :)
I will try to be back later in the week with a new sketch. Until then, don't forget about my current challenge!


Rainy days

Hey, all! I hope that everyone is having a nice weekend...it has been raining non-stop where I am...but it's kind of nice...it gives me an excuse to be absolutely lazy :-) I did organize my craft room a bit, though...so I wasn't a total bum!

Here is a layout that I created today using the most recent sketch from Creative Scrappers. They post a new sketch every Sunday and I'm pretty addicted to the site. It's full of some great inspiration. I highly recommend checking it out...I also used some of my older scrapping stash on this (the Basic Grey papers). I am so in love with so many of the new products that are out now, but I have to use some of my older stuff up first before I go on some crazy, crafty shopping spree...

Until next time...happy kraftin'!


SOTB March Challenge

Hey, all! The new challenge is up over at Scrap Outside the Box. This month we had to use shopping bags...I was a little uncreative with this one and just cut out some of the Target circles off of the plastic shopping bag. I also added some clothing tags on my layout, since I think they have some awesome clothes...most of my wardrobe comes from Target...ha! This layout is true, though...I am a total Target addict. :)
Head on over to SOTB to see what the other girls created and play along for an awesome prize!