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Monday, 29 July 2013

So there's one more layout to add to today's bunch! Another challenge entry!

I'm down to bits and pieces from the SC kit (Since embellishments weren't that plentiful), however I've started sipping into my already existing stash to keep things moving!

Here's my entry into the Scrapbook Challenges Sketch Challenge #354!

Okay, and now that's it... For tonight... No, really...

Krafty Kerry signing off!

Entry into ScrapMuch? sketch challenge (#4), Studio Calico Layout #11

Last (for today) but not least, my final entry into the last Sketch-y Friday challenge over at ScrapMuch? for the month of July!

I sorta flipped a few things around here and there. I cut the photo mat to fit a 5x7 photo, but have none at the moment, so blank it shall remain until it can be populated with a photo!

Thanks for stopping by!

Krafty Kerry signing off!

Entry Into ScrapMuch? sketch challenge (#3), Studio Calico Layout #10

Cut to the chase:

3rd entry for the ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday challenge for the month of July!

Yep, a layout all about me and dancing anywhere and everywhere! :)

Thanks so much for dropping by!!

Krafty Kerry signing off!

Entry Into ScrapMuch? sketch challenge (#2), Studio Calico layout #9

Yep, been really busy this weekend!

Here's my take on the 2nd Sketch-y Friday challenge from ScrapMuch? for the month of July!

Used some Smooch shimmer mists, and realized that they are possibly my favourite mists to use on a page. They are so light and airy and they provide an adequate level of shimmer!

I should point out that the title of this layout is "Welcome to Iceland". The 'Iceland' part is a shimmer sticker so it doesn't show up very well. :P

Thanks for stopping by!

Krafty Kerry signing off!

Entry into ScrapMuch? sketch challenge (#1), Studio Calico layout #8

This weekend was spent speeding through my July SC kit  so I can kill it before the August kit gets here!

In doing so, I completed this layout for the ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday challenge entry!
There are 3 more similar entries after this one, so head over to those as well to see the other entries into their challenges!!

For this entry, I used the right page of a double page sketch. :)

I recently posted a haul video, in which I show a Creative Memories star punch I received from the Scrapbooking with M.E. boutique on Facebook. That is the star punch I used in this layout. :)

Thans for stopping by!

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Saturday, 27 July 2013

Studio Calico Kit Order for August!

What did Krafty Kerry order for August?  Let's find out, shall we!

To summarize what I ordered, here's the high level detail...:
  • 4 sheets of cardstock
  • 16 sheets of patterned paper
  • 21 different types of embellishment packs
  • 4 stamp sets

Check out the list below for an in-depth look at the kit and add on products I got with my subscription for August!:

  • Marks & Co. (the scrapbook subscription kit to which I'm subscribed)
    • Cardstock
      • White (American Crafts)
      • Kraft (American Crafts)
      • Smoke (American Crafts)
      • Rain (American Crafts)
    • Patterned Paper
      • Amy Tan Cut & Paste On the Edge (American Crafts)
      • Amy Tan Cut & Paste (American Crafts)
      • Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party Polk (American Crafts)
      • Maggie Holmes Flea Market Curio/Open Air (American Crafts)
      • "Sky's the Limit" Layered Ephemera (My Mind's Eye)
      • Twinkle Twinkle (Studio Calico)
      • Air Mail (Tim & Beck)
      • Aztec (Tim & Beck)
    • Embellishments
      • Vellum Pocket Set (American Crafts ) 
      • Cabochons & Sequins Pack (Studio Selections) 
      • 3x6" Glossy Asterisk Thickers (Studio Calico) 
      • 1x6" Amazing Moment Stamp Set (Studio Calico) 
      • Wood Veneer Alpha (Studio Calico) 
      • Gold Polka Dot Washi (Studio Calico) 
      • Dear Lizzy Polka Dot Party Die Cut Paper Frames (American Crafts) 
      • Amy Tan Embroidery Kit for Studio Calico (Studio Calico)
  • Bronte Scrapbook Add-On
    • Embellishments
      • Quote Bubble Stickers (Skipping5)
      • Cream Alpha Stickers (Fancy Pants)
      • Perfectly Imperfect Mistable Badge - (Paislee Press+Studio Calico)
      • Wood Veneer Pack (Studio Calico)
      • Blue Washi (Freckled Fawn + Studio Calico)
      • 1x6" Play Stamp Set (Studio Calico)
      • Set of 4 Clothes Pins (Koyal)
      • Cut & Paste Presh Good Times Buttons (My Mind's Eye)
    • Patterned Paper
      • Amy Tan Cut & Paste "Envelope" (American Crafts)
      • Chalk Collection "Just Be" (My Mind's Eye)
      • From Me To You "Hello" (Pebbles)
      • Amy Tan Cut & Paste "Blossom" (American Crafts)
  • Woolf Scrapbook Add-On
    • Embellishments
      • Cork Alpha (Studio Calico)
      • Sequins (Studio Selections)
      • NomNomNom 4x3" Stamp Set (Shanna Noel + Studio Calico)
      • Journal Tabs (Hello Forever + Studio Calico)
      • Cut & Paste Charm Hey You Buttons (My Mind's Eye)
      • Cut & Paste Tiny Word Stickers (My Mind's Eye)
      • Chalk Studio Decorative Alpha (My Mind's Eye)
      • Chalk Studio Decorative Frames (My Mind's Eye)
    • Patterned Paper
      • What a Wonderful Day "Swell" (Fancy Pants)
      • From Me to You "Parcel" (Pebbles)
      • Life Is Beautiful (Studio Calico)
      • Amy Tan Cut & Paste "Sorbet" (American Crafts)
  • August 4" x 6" stamp set
    • Tabbed Label Stamps from "Hello Forever"
This time around the list of items is not AS extensive as last month since I'm ordering much less extra paper this time around so that I can get the August stamp set instead. :P My total for everything came to $104.24 USD Including handling charges, since shipping to Canada is free with orders > $99.

So far, I do like these kits and think that they've helped me exapand my scrapbooking repertoire. It's a lot to work with, and it's funny because at first when I saw what came in my first kit, for some reason it didn't seem like a lot... Go figure, but now I'm scrambling to put layouts together so that I can get through this kit, call it done and then be able to not have the August kit get here left to be untouched until I get through the July kit! I'll still do an unboxing on camera and will post the video here once it's done! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you have any opinions on the SC kit, please feel free to leave them in the comments section!!

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Studio Calico Layout #7 & Entry into Once Upon a Sketch Challenge!

The theme at the Once Upon a Sketch challenge this week is "Grow".

I don't have many pictures reflecting that when it comes to myself, but i found one of one of my friends' children.
She was born almost 3 months premature and developed some complications as a result, however she is a happy baby that loves attention!

Anyway, here's my take on the sketch!


Thanks for dropping by today!!

Krafty Kerry signing off!

Scrapbook Challenges challege #353, Studio Calico layout #6

I've been trying to stay pretty true to the kit by only using stuff that comes in it, but on a couple layouts I'm using some of my own embellies or trims since I find that there wasn't enough variety in the embellies that came with the kit.

Not to worry, it's helping me to use my stash a lot faster!!

Okay, so here is my entry to the Scrapbook Challenges blog challenge #353!

Love the strips of chevron-y goodness! :)

Thanks for dropping by!!!

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Scrapbook Challenges #351 Entry, Studio Calico Layout #5

Just churning through my kit from las month before I have to get to ordering this month's kit contents!

Here's my 5th layout with the products from the Studio Calico July kit!

It's also my entry into the Scrapbook Challenges sketch challenge #351!

Finally got my photos to be added in the correct orientation, but ONLY because I upload to my Picasa album first and THEN add to blog post.... What a pain. :/

Thanks for dropping by though! At least it wasn't for nothing! :)

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Monday, 22 July 2013

Get Sketchy Layout Sketch Challenge #27, Studio Calico layout #4

I'm part of many online crafty sites, and one of the sites I'm a member of is hosting a layout sketch challenge!

Visit Creating the Crafty Life

Of course, I decided to enter it since you now see this on my blog. :P

You do need to be a member to participate in the challenge...

Without further adieu, here is my challenge entry. :)

Grrr, blogger auto rotated this pic too! Guess I'll have to delve deeper into why blogger hates my photos so much. LOL

Anyway, thanks for stopping by!!

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Saturday, 20 July 2013

Studio Calico Kit layout #3

I'm a scrapbooking machine!
Not actually though, but it feels good to be getting some layouts made so that the number of photos I have starts dwindling. :)

This is an entry to the challenge over at the ScrapFriends blog!

Dunno why, but once again my photo is rotated here even when it's straight on my camera and when I open the file from the memory card... What could be going on?
I think it's relatively easy to see the sketch going on anyway. ;)

Thanks so much from dropping in!!

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Friday, 19 July 2013

Tag using Studio Calico scrapbook kit!

So, I know there's never a requirement to use a scrapbook kit for just scrapbooking, but now that I think of it, this tag could be used for scrapbooking anyway once it gets added to a layout or something. :P

This tag was made for the Paper Playtime tag challenge. :)

Oddly enough in my folders, this image is rotated correctly, but I mean, you get the idea right? :)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Thursday, 18 July 2013

Studio Calico Scrapbook Kit, Layout #2

Not long after completing layout #1, I've got a completed layout #2!

Although this layout  isn't as busy as layout #1, it also comes from a sketch, found over at Scrapbook Challenges.

Here is my take on the sketch that was posted!

Told ya it was simple. :)

There isn't a process video on this layout, but maybe the next one?

Thanks for dropping by!

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Studio Calico Scrapbook Kit, Layout #1

Following the sketch over at Lily Bee Designs, I came up with my first layout using mostly the July Studio Calico scrapbook kit I keep mentioning on my blog. :P

Unfortunately, because the layout needs to use a majority of Lily Bee designs products for me to enter in the challenge, I may not do so, BUT at least I can use the sketch. ;)

So here is the sketch and my take on it!

There is also a video on my YouTube channel with most of the process of me creating this layout, so you can go check that out as well!

Many thanks for dropping by!!

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Finally got my Studio Calico kit!

I know I shouldn't really say "Finally", since it really only took 4 days to get here, but I DO love the fact that I did finally get it! :D

I posted at the end of June about my kit order, and here is the haul video for it all! :)

I hope this inspires me as well as you to get scrapbooking, and get those pages done! I will be posting my progress with the Studio Calico kit since it's so big and hope that I can keep some momentum going using it!

Many thanks for stopping by!

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Monday, 15 July 2013

Lavish Laces Haul!

This past week I received an order from Jaizella over at Lavish Laces that I placed BEFORE I started my 50 projects challenge. :)

The video for that haul is now live for everyone to watch!

Thanks for dropping by!!

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Monday, 8 July 2013

Page Maps Cocoa Daisy Sketch Contest

So, if you head over to the PageMaps blog, you'll see that they've teamed up with Cocoa Daisy to give away some awesome swag to a lucky particpant in the Sketch Contest they're hosting!

Here's my entry into the contest!

Project 5/50!!

Thanks for dropping by!

Krafty Kerry signing off!

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge Entry!

Yep, I'm definitely aiming to get out of this 50 project commitment since I'm dying to buy more product!

Also, have you seen Graphic 45's new collections being launched at the next CHA?? I need to be able to get some of that lovely paper! :D

Okay, so this is my entry into the Mojo Monday sketch challenge!

I think now I'm up to 4/50? Crazy progress, right? :D

Thanks for stopping in!

Krafty Kerry signing off!

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday Challenge #2

This time around, my entry is for the most recent YNS Fun Friday Challenge!

Karen is a sweetheart to order from and her service is awesome!
In any case, I got the message to my email inbox that a challenge was being had!

Of course since I'm trying to complete 50 projects before buying anything else (Which is way harder than I thought), I figured I'd join in! :P

Okay, so here it is!

While I'm not a huge card fan, I love that the YNS stamps are easy to use and coordinate! And while you may not see it at this angle, the ice cream cone and the sentiment are both raised on dimensional adhesive!

Many thanks for stopping by!!

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Saturday, 6 July 2013

Weekly Camp Challenge #1 at Scrapbook Nerd

So, not only did I join the 50 projects challenge over on Facebook, but because I have to get through 50 projects before buying again, I'm madly searching for projects I can complete in a relatively short time so I can get through these ASAP! LOL

Here's my 2nd of the 50 projects, which is also my entry to the Camp Challenge over at Scrapbook Nerd for their scrappy Summer Camp they're hosting!

Okay, time to hunt dow my next challenge/project to work on!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Krafty Kerry signing off!