Random Rainbow Inspiration

Hey, all! You know those fun blog posts that some people do that include fun little images they found from around the web? Antonia Krajicek does an awesome job of this at her blog. I love going over there and checking it out when she has posted a new day of inspiration. Well, since I have nothing crafty to share with you today, I figured I would share some of the fun images I have found recently...and since I love bright colors...all my photos are bright, too :)

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Hope this brought a little sunshine and colorful inspiration to your day!!


Yet another CS sketch

Hey, all! I have another layout to share with you today...and *surprise, surprise* it was done with a sketch from Creative Scrappers. I was on vacation for a whole week, so now I'm having a fun time playing catch up with all the fun sketches that were posted while I was away. I made this one for the Creative Scrappers sketch contest that is currently going on. Winner of the contest wins a kit from My Scrapbook Nook so it may be worth checking out. ;) Here is my layout:
A lot of the materials I used came from the April Polka Dot Whimsy kit with the exception of the Fancy Pants pins, the alphas and the Prima flowers.

If you're like me, then Mondays are NOT your favorite day of the week...but I hope you end up having a good week nonetheless...happy kraftin' :)


CS #101 - Lots of NEW techniques

Hey, all! The newest sketch (#101) is up at Creative Scrappers today. I loved the sketch, so I decided to instantly play along. Here is what I came up with:

Some techniques I used here:

*I painted around the edges of my picture to give it a fun effect.

*I traced circles and cut them out of the cardstock. I then distressed the edges of the cutouts and taped random pieces of magazine paper to the back of the cardstock. It was a new technique I decided to try and I actually had a lot of fun with it (plus it was easy!) so you may be seeing that again on some of my other projects in the near future. :)

*I painted around the edges of a glimmer mist cap in black paint and then I randomly stamped it onto the cardstock to get all those fun little circles.

I am also very happy that I finally got to use that piece of green burlap that I have had sitting around forever! I am sure you guys all have stuff like that too - you have saved a random piece of something because you know you can use it on a project later. Instead, it just lays there looking at you and teasing you because it doesn't work with anything that you are doing. Hmm...maybe I'm being a bit too dramatic, but I think you get the point. :)

Happy Sunday!


Annapolis in LOVE

Hey, all! I have decided to play along with the current challenge over at These are a Few of My Favorite Things. The challenge is to scrap about your favorite city. I scrapped about Annapolis, MD. I had never been there until last weekend when I had the privilege of going to a good friend's wedding at the Naval Academy. I absolutely fell in love with the city. It was gorgeous - full of life and energy. And the really cool thing? This past weekend was "Annapolis in Love" there, so they had renamed all the streets to lovey-dovey names and all the local restaurants and stores were celebrating with some LOVEly sales - it was fun...and very cool for a wedding weekend. Here is my layout: I think I have a crazy obsession with those Maya Road chipboard hearts...I can't stop using them! Ha! :) And don't be surprised if you see all these photos scrapped again in the near future...i *love* some of them...and they will deserve a single photo layout...haha!
And...if you've been following along with my blog recently, you know that I am trying to conquer all of Dear Lizzy's challenges. And I conquered another one with this layout: #11 Finish a page in 45 minutes. It shouldn't have even taken me that long to do my layout, but I had to cut out the pictures (printed them 2 to a page) and I had to put all my brads in place (I used 18 on this layout..I love using up my scrap stash!). You have seriously got to check out this book...it is so, so inspiring.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend...thanks so much for stopping by!!

Giveaway winner

Hey, all! A big thanks to everyone who participated in my most recent giveaway. The random winner is Krystle! You can see her favorite layout here. Krystle, please send an email to kraftykat9@gmail.com with your mailing address so I can get your goodies in the mail.


Creative Scrappers Readers' Reveal

Hey, all! I hope everyone is doing well.

Have you been following along with the Creative Scrappers birthday bash this month? If so, you know that they do a fun reader's reveal every Tuesday and Thursday. I was lucky enough to be asked to participate for today's sketch.

Here's the sketch created by Zarah:
Here are my layouts...I made 2 and couldn't decide between them. I didn't know both were going to be posted...oopsies.

Hop on over and check out the other AMAZING layouts the other ladies did. Also, don't forget about my current giveaway...it's an easy one :)



Hey, all...I figured I should do a little giveaway since I haven't done one in awhile. All you have to do is post a link to your favorite layout. I will randomly pick a winner...you get extra chances to win if you share the news of this giveaway with others!

The winner will get $25 in scrapbooking supplies...

You have until 6 pm PST, Friday, 23 April to link your layout!


Just us girls...

Hey, all! I have a quick layout that I wanted to share with you. I made it with the April Polka Dot Whimsy kit. The kit this month is awesome...has tons of fun papers and embellies. I'm especially loving the Crate Paper Paper Doll collection...
Thanks for looking...have a nice week!! I'm going home to visit my family for a week...so excited! Hopefully I will come back with lots of fun pictures to scrap :)


Nerdy Bird...

Hey, all! I got some new Sassafras paper...and I LOVE it. The "Nerdy Bird" collection is so much fun. The colors and graphics are fabulous. I did a product search at Scrapbook.com to try to get some fun ideas for using my new Sassafras and came across this amazing layout by Tracie Hudson. I just fell in love with it the instant I saw it and knew that I wanted to scraplift it. I actually used the same Sassafras paper and the same background color that she did. I love how she used all the Nerdy Bird embellies, but I didn't want to completely copy her layout, so I dove into my stash and used some different items. Here's what I created...a little layout about my guy & I at my best friend's wedding:

I am also totally into those Maya Road chipboard hearts that I just bought. They come in all different shapes and sizes...too fun! I can't wait to play around with this "Nerdy Bird" collection some more. Until next time, happy kraftin'!!


Fun with sketches...

Hey, all! I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend...they sure do fly by, though, don't they??

This weekend I played around with a fun sketch, created by Zarah, that I found posted on Stephanie Hart's blog. She designed a layout based off of it for the Creative Scrappers blog bounce that was going on last week. I fell in love with the sketch and just had to use it. I made some alterations, though. I have major problems with scrappong negative space. I LOOOVE negative space layouts, but I always feel this overwhelming urge to fill the space...so annoying. I'm incredibly jealous of all those scrappers out there that make negative space looking amzing. So, instead of using the sketch with all the negative space, I enlarged the sketch. Here is the result:

Thanks for stopping by...enjoy the rest of the day!


SOTB April Challenge

Hey, all! It's that time again over at Scrap Outside the Box (SOTB). This month you need to use comics in your layout - anyway, anyhow...Here is my take:

The best part? I conquered one of Dear Lizzy's challenges with this one. #10 Finish a layout in 30 minutes. This one was fairly easy to do...I used my trademark square design, slapped on a few scrap border strips, added a few brads, and then squirted some paint on randomly in the corners to finish it off. Easy peasy. To read more about Dear Lizzy's challenges click here.

Have a happy, krafty week!!


Fun with paint and ribbon scraps

Hey, all! So I decided to scraplift myself again! I created this layout a few months ago, but just never got around to posting it. It is based off of an old layout...I love the chance to use up as many ribbon scraps as possible...considering that I have TONS of ribbon lying around. You can see the post about my original layout here.
(new layout - a scraplift!)

(original layout)
The new layout was all about the elements of Valentine's Day...which is why it's a little strange that I'm posting it so far after the actual holiday. Oh well :)

Thanks for looking...have a happy work week!


Happy Easter!

I know I'm a little late on this post, but just wanted to wish everyone a HAPPY EASTER. I don't have any projects to share this weekend because I was out of town visiting my best friend...hopefully I can be crafty again soon. :)


Taking on Dear Lizzy's Challenges...

Hello, all! I just recently purchased Elizabeth Kartchner's fabulous book 52 More Scrapbooking Challenges. I am totally in love with it. It's full of inspiring challenges and fabulous layouts. If you don't know about Elizabeth, you should totally check out her blog. She is awesomely creative (she designed the new American Crafts line Dear Lizzy!) and her blog is full of funny family stories.

So, anyways...back to the book...I recently bought it and have decided that I will attempt every challenge in it. Some will be pretty easy, some not so much. I already know that I may be highly unsuccessful with some of her challenges...but I will try nonetheless. I am not putting myself on any sort of timeline. I don't want to fall into a pattern where every layout I do must satisfy one of Lizzy's challenges, but I do want to be inspired and I do want to push myself creatively...so we'll see what happens.

I went through the book and decided to conquer challenge #13 first: Combine black and white with color. Here is my result:
Black, white, green and a hint of orange puppy toy...

Until next time, happy kraftin'!