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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Scrapbook Challenge Layout Entry

Since being able to open up my ScrapMuch? April kit now that the challenge has been posted, I decided to go ahead and use it to create a layout for the Sketch 340 @ Scrapbook Challenges!
It's my first time entering a layout there, so that's always exciting!

This was the sketch:

And this was my take on the sketch:

Thanks for dropping in! Your support means a lot to me!!

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Tuesday, 16 April 2013

ScrapMuch? April kit challenge entry!

Well, ScrapMuch? just posted their April kit sketch challenge... And I thought it appropriate to get to it before forgetting about it. :P

So here is my entry into that challenge!

Added some of the Kaisercraft pearl bling from the kit.
I also used the included Stickles all around the page!

I sparkled my little FabScraps bird to add as an embellishment.

I normally use ONLY what's in a kit when making layouts FROM the kit, however in this case, I busted out the pink glitter for that bird. I truly heavily dislike glitter, but it was either that or flocking powder, and I preferred the glittery look. It's just too bad it goes EVERYWHERE! LOL

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Nameplate Swap

I received my nameplate from Yolanda last week, who was my partner in a nameplate swap and boy is it ever cute!

(Pic to Come)

I figured since I took photos of my received and my sent nameplate, I'll show you guys my nameplate I made for her as well. :)

It took a lot of e6000 to get everything to stick the way I wanted it to.  I never thought gluing to wood would be so difficult! Anyway, it all turned out good. :)

Thanks for taking a look at my work!!

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Weekend Project #2

Here is the 2nd of the weekend projects I completed this past weekend... Also for a swap.

I loved the way these weekend projects turned out!!! :D

I used the same 7gypsies paper I had used with the last box.
Those 12x12 sheets can go a long way when altering projects!

A small flower arrangement for the top left hand corner

Another flower arrangement for the front bottom right hand corner
Plus a cameo appearance of a cameo! :P

Prima bling along the left side of the box

Mild dose of Prima bling on the right side of the box

The back of the box with a cameo and a "Made By" banner. :)

If you have any questions, feel free to leave them for me here.. Or on the YouTube slideshow - either works!! :)

Thank you for checking out my project, your visit today is greatly appreciated!

Also entered this project into Mema's Anything Goes Challenge for April since! My entries for that challenge are now maxed out! :P

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Monday, 8 April 2013

Your Next Stamp Order Received!

Forgot to make mention of this sooner, but a couple weeks ago, I received my order from YNS (Your Next Stamp)!

I received the order mere days after I placed it, and communication between YNS and I was phenomenal!

I had found out about YNS from a crop I had attended, and have been keeping my eye on them ever since. :) So glad that I did!

Photos of my products received are below!

Aren't these the cutest stamps you've ever seen?! :)

They're perfect for cardmaking, which I don't do much of, but it's always good to have some stamps just in case, y'know? :)

Krafty Kerry signing off!

Weekend Project #1 - Altered Balsa Box

This past weekend I actually had non-rushed time and finished a number of swap projects I had signed up for. This puts me somewhat ahead (for now). I even had time to do some typically time consuming cleaning around the house (like mopping the floors)!

Anyway, here is one of the few projects I altered this past weekend. :) I will try to include as much detail as I can. :)

The slideshow for these photos is uploaded to YouTube as well. :)
This is one of those balsa boxes you can sometimes find in the $1.50 bin at Michael's... I didn't find this one at Michael's, so I paid a tad more for it (unfortunately).

The paper I used on this box is from 7gypsies. While they don't have many papers I like, this one was perfect for this project. I love when that happens!

I used some tiny pearl strands along the flap, on top of some heart shaped lace. I love that lace, and I will be quite disappointed when it's gone...

I don't make charms or dangle jewelry very often, so this was an attempt to do so on this project. I DO love working with hardware, so it was fun even though I'm not the best at it! LOL

I handmade a lace flower, and placed a flat bead at the centre - Added a banner with my very basic info on it. :)

Close-up of the bling. :)

Close-up of the lace + pearl trim. :)

Close-up of the handmade flower. :)

I entered this project into Mema's Anything Goes Challenge for April since... Well, ANYTHING Goes! LOL

Thank you very much for checking out my work - I greatly appreciate it and hope you become a follower!

Krafty Kerry signing off!

ScrapMuch? Kit Club Challenge!

A couple days(?) ago, I posted about a ScrapMuch? sketch challenge that I entered!

Well, last week, I also found out that they have a different challenge as well - A challenge where you're to use stitching on your layout... I was a tad worried since that's not my thing... BUT, then I re-read and nowhere did it say you needed to have sewn stitching on your layout! Ha!

So I pulled a layout I had made using the kit and threw on some stitching! :)
I do apologize for the quality of the photos - My good camera batteries were charging and I was off to work after doing this, so I couldn't wait! LOL

I think I'd have preferred actual stitching, but that's not an option I had at the time.

Thank you for dropping by!! ^_^

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Saturday, 6 April 2013

Check Out this Stick Pin Holder


At the last scrapbooking retreat I attended, I didn't really do much scrapbooking...

Although, I was very productive and made this stick pin holder instead! :)

Using some chipboard and some My Mind's Eye paper to cover it, I ended up with this lovely creation! :D

Some closeup shots are below:

The paper had a banner on it saying: "A few of my favo(u)rite things". It was a great title to the stick pin holder, however the massive green stick pin you see in the photo is currently hiding it. :)  Once it's used on a project, the title will be visible again!

An extra photo of the stick pins for fun. :)

Thanks for looking at my work!

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Friday, 5 April 2013

Monthly challenge entry!

I recently became a monthly kit subscriber to the ScrapMuch? monthly kit.

One of the cool things offered for kit club members is a monthly challenge! I haven't dipped into my April kit yet since I wanted to make sure I had uploaded my March kit challenge layout first!

Aaaand, here it is!

Yes, I know... Lots of ephemera... Let's just say, I didn't see the need for it to go on to a second page when I could use it to embellish this page! :D

There's also a second challenge about using stitching on the page... Don't know how I'm going to manage that one, but we'll see!

I decided also to enter this into Mema's Anything Goes Challenge for April. :) Figure I should get in early while I can!

Thanks for stopping by!

Krafty Kerry signing off!

Winnings Have Arrived!!

Hip Hip, Hooray!

My winnings from Webster's pages that I posted about at the end of February have arrived!!  Aaaand, here they are!!

One thing I didn't realize was that these are high quality RUBBER stamps, not clear. Not that rubber is no good - I'm just stating that in case any of you were wondering! :D

Okay, that's all for this post. :)

Happy Scrapping folks!

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Happy April Everyone!

I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend and that April is starting out swimmingly!

This month will be the month of creations for me! And hopefully you as well, but unless you contact me, I can't know about your creations. :P

I hope to enter at least 15 challenges, swaps, etc this month, so we'll see what I can manage. I've been in such a scrappy lull lately, but no more!

Just to start things off on a good note, below is my entry to the Scrap Friends Sketch Challenge for April!

I'm really starting to dig far into my stash to try and use up older-ish product. This is from a collection from Crate Paper... I don't know the actual name of it, but I don't like it much. LOL I'm realizing that Crate Paper products don't fit my scrappy personality. :P

Anyway - Take care everyone, thanks for dropping by AND Happy scrapping!

Krafty Kerry signing off!