Monday, August 31, 2009

SPCC - Color Combo #13

I know the last few projects
for SPCC have been layouts
so this weeks is actually an altered Item.

I don't use coupons often but when I do
I can never find them in my purse.
So I got this little coupon folder
on clearance and decorated it!

I used an exacto knife to cut out the flowers.
Layered them over a written pattern paper with mod podge.
Added some ribbon, rub-ons & bookplate and tada!
Fashion for coupons. LOL!

This week's color combo:

Here's this weeks Prize on SPCC:
More fun makers from!

I hope to see you play along!

Altoid Tin & More...

Grandma Mary likes Altoids and instead of throwing out
the tin she's been keeping them for me.
The problem however is that I had no clue what to do with them.
I've had a couple ideas floating around my head
but this one is the first one to actually be done.

I spray painted the tin silver,and decorated it with
paper and one of my favorite stamps from the "Very Punny"
(It's Retired)stamp set from Stampin' Up.
I then made little cards to fit inside using
more stamps from the adorable set.

I got to do the card kit swap on one of the Myspace
groups I'm in and here's the kit I received from Debi
as well as the cards I made with it.
I still have tons more I can make.

Just a few fun cards:
Stamps by Sassafras & Inkadinkado

A shaker card with glitter:

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Heat Embossing

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sketch & DT Call on If It's Groovy!

If it's Groovy is looking for more ladies to work
with Sketch Artist Lissa and her wonderful Sketches.

Please Email Groovy Deb at:
with a layout using this sketch and answer this
question..."I know I am a Groovy chick because..."
and you too may find yourself working with some of
Lissa's beautiful sketches and having your work
featured on If it's Groovy!

This is the sketch:

And here's my take on it:

This Chloe my sister in law you've seen these pictures before :).
Paper is by My Little Shoe Box.
That cute little Felt turtle is Sassafras.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Awweee LOVE!

After posting the pictures from our ride
in the mountains the other day I knew I had
to do a LO of this picture of me and Justin.

I used an 8x10 photo.
The paper is Sassafras Lass & Bazzil Swiss Dot.
Heart at the bottom left corner is chipboard,
first inked pink then stamped with a Stampin Up
back ground stamp with brown and then embossed.
The title is a rub-on on vellum.
And the huge flower on the right side is Petaloo.

Maybe my mojo is on it's way back.
Let's hope so.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Four Legged Babies & Toxins

Yesterday little Spike got a hold of mom's macadamia nuts.
Now she thought they were safe on her desk,
but the little guy got on her chair and stole the bag.
He must have eaten about 5 of the nuts.
This morning he was unable to walk and
didn't want to move his back legs.
Macadamia nuts are toxic and can cause depression,
muscle tremors, fever and weakness.
It may also cause Kidney Failure.
Symptoms can last 48 hours.

To be on the safe side however Mom has taken Spike
to the Vet and all the results came back good.
He's walking around normally, but he won't be
completely back to normal for a couple days.
Spike is strong little guy and will be back on track soon.
But not all fur babies can pull through,
so please research make sure all your family members
know what the pets can and can not have.
And make sure vet information is posted
on fridge or a general common area.

You can go to this link for more foods
that are toxic for you four legged baby.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Lost Mojo, Mountain Escape...

Where O Where has my Mojo Gone?
I've misplaced it!
If you find it please give it back.
If you stole it shame on you!
But I sure hope you had fun with it!

So since my mojo is missing, I asked my husband
to take me and the doggies for a ride up in the mountains.

It was quick but fun!

Justin, Booster & Lily relaxing!

Booster never stopped long enough for a good picture :)!

Lily Queen of the Mountain

Can you spot the puppy?

Justin & Me!

I love him!

Ain't he cute?

Thanks for letting me share!

JuJu Bee's September Kit

I'm so excited!!
I was able to get a sneek peek of Juju Bee's! first ever kit!!
It's totally cute and I know you all will love it!
I'll give you a tiny hint for now!

LOL! I said tiny!!
Anywho, I let you know when the offical sneek peeks are up on Juju Bee's! !!

Monday, August 24, 2009

SPCC - Color Combo #12

Gosh, I'm really out of it lately!
I've had this done alittle over a week in order to submit it
for this week's SPCC. challenge as well as If it's Groovy
"August Office Supply Challenge." But I spaced it and it wasn't
added to this week's showcase on SPCC.

But here it is.

A picture of a few of my school supplies and new backpack.
The file folder does open up to reveal copies of my school paper work,
my placement test scores, and handouts from the first day.
I also journaled about my first day.
My schedule is on the flap of the file folder
hanging on with a binder clip.
I also used my Silver Spica Copic Marker to make
little dots around the border of my schedule and around the
filigree at the bottom of the file folder.
This marker is AWESOME! I'll have to buy a set soon.

Here's this week's SPCC COLOR Combo!!

Check out this weeks SPCC. Prize from!

Head on over to If It's Groovy to see what the
other ladies have done for their August Challenge.
This months prize is a set of stamps.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Craftastic Boutique FREE Shipping

Hello Ladies, from now August 21 to September 1, there is
free shipping on anything you purchase from my Etsy store.
Here are a few of the items you'll find.
Clicking on a photo will take you to Etsy page of the each item.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Covering a Spiral Notebook

Since this months challenge is to alter a notebook, I thought I'd show you how I like to cover spiral notebooks. All of this is step by step in pictures. If you have questions let me know.

First pick your spiral notebook.
This is a Dollar Tree find and measures about 6x6.

Remove the front and back cover from the spiral.

Apply Adhesive and attach your choice of paper.
I cut mine alittle larger so I didn't have to line it perfectly.

I cut around my cover to remove the extra paper.

Use the back of the cover as a guide to punch the wholes for the spiral.

You'll do your back cover the same way.

Measure your cover for the inside paper.

You can so this part with or with out an inside pocket.
Without the pocket you can cover the inside the same way you did the outside.
With the pocket you will want to cute the inside paper exactly to fit the cover or if you're like me and can never get things to line up you can cut it a bit smaller.

For the pocket I cut a strip at three inches high.
(Sorry no pics for this part!)
I measured a half inch from the side and scored the paper.
I did the same thing for the bottom.
On the 3rd side I matched the pocket to the paper and
folded the strip where the inside paper ended.
I cut the bottom corners to make the folding easier.
The pocket looks like a diaper this way.

I then glued the flaps of the pocket to the back of the inside paper.

I then glue the paper to the inside of the cover.
Make sure attach your inside paper with the pockets in the correct directions.
Other wise one will be upside down.

Now punch the wholes the same way you did the outside covers.
Both front and back covers are complete.

From here you can decorate your front cover further.

Reattach to spiral and TaDa! Cute new notebook!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

1st Day of School

1st day of school after 7 years was weird!
But, for the most part today went well.

I'm taking intro to Art which for me is awesome, however I'm not sure about the instructor. Cussing, repeating himself alot, and releasing us from class 2 hours early is just weird. Class started at 10:45 and according to the class schedule I received should end at 1:35. The instructor's hand out today said we get out at 1:20 and then the instructor stated we should be outta class by 1:00. Weird! I guess it's fine, but my second class of the day begins at 1:45. Not enough time to wonder home for a quick lunch.

My second class is math. I hate math. I don't have the attention span, but I think I'll be okay! The instructor is nice and knows how to explain things for someone like me. And will be around after class for extra help! YAY! I noticed we have a class clown already though. We were given homework already. I did the first half and am taking a break now so I do the second part. So far so good.

Back to class on Thursday! Oh geeze!
Hopefully tomorrow I'll have something crafty for you see.

Monday, August 17, 2009

SPCC - Color Combo #11

Justin and I love going to Tombstone just to walk around.
But in this case we actually did the tourist thing!
We got to see the famous site of shoot out at
the OK Coral and got to see the reenactment.
I've seen it before but Justin hadn't so that was kinda cool!

I thought this weeks
Scrapmaster’s Paradise Color Combos
Would be perfect for an old time vintage look with a spin.
I used more pattern & die cut paper on one LO than
I have ever done, but I think it looks pretty neat.
I'll be trying it out again for sure!

This weeks color combo:

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Craftastic Challenge #6 (RAK) - 8/16 - 9/15

Are you ready for challenges?

Here's the details:

Below you'll find 4 challenges.
2 LO Challenges, 1 Card Challenge and 1 Altered Item Challenge.
You are not being asked to do all challenges, though.

For each Challenge you submit to me your name will be
entered into a "raffle" for the monthly RAK.
So if you do one challenge you will be entered once, do 4
then you'll be entered 4 times.
This is just a way to Challenge you and give you the chance
to try new techniques.
If you have suggestions on RAKs or Challenges let me know
and I'll be more than happy to try to incorporate them.

Layout Sketch
For this one just follow the sketch and make it your own at the same time.
Sketch is from

Layout Shopping List
Use at least 3 of the following items in a LO.
~1 Large Flowers
~Large Chipboard Piece
~3+ Buttons
~Card Stock Background
~3+ Brads
~Color Yellow
~2+ Photos
~Black & White Photos

(If you combine LO Challenges 1 & 2 your name will be entered an extra time, so instead of 2 chance to win the RAK it'll be 3.)

Card Sketch
Follow the sketch and make it your own at the same time.
This is a sketch from I love the sketches from there.

Outta the Box
With School Fast approuching and in some cases having
already started notebooks are on sale like crazy!
So my challenge for you this month is to alter a notebook,
composition book, or even address book.
Make it for yourself, a friend, or even as a special
back to school gift for your little one.
Here's a little 3x5 notebook I altered:

Submitting your work is easy,
either post a comment here with the
link or email me a photo @
Just make sure to put in the Subject Line "Craftastic Challenge #5"
and the Title(s) of your project(s).
Challenge ends September 15, 2009.

Now for goodies!!
This month the RAK is 12x12 LO Kit.
It's made up of mainly the Pink Paislee line Fetching.
A Fiskar Tear Edger- Scallop has been added.
And other matching embellishments.

Big Thanks to Mom & Illyse for donating to our RAK this month.

*If we reach 10 Ladies participating a
2nd RAK will be given, so make sure to tell your girl friends.

I can't wait to see what you all come up with.
As usual I'll be playing along too and will hopefully manage
to complete all four projects.
Good Luck Ladies, and happy scrapping.
If you have questions about techniques send me a message.

Stamp Factory Winner Announced

I didn't think I'd get such an awesome response to this!
Thank you ladies.

So using I found the lucky lady to receive the stamp Factory.

Hollyk, congrats!

Hollyk said...
HiKristin, What a great blog candy. I have always wanted one of these but have yet to purchase it. Thanks for the opportunity.
Holly #5486

Holly, please email me your address.

Again, ladies, thank you all for stopping by I hope to see you
enter in a challenge or two here on Craftastic Life.

Fiskar Tear Edgers and EK Success Border Punches are
in the goodie box waiting to be put in RAKS in the near future.
A new Craftastic Challenge will be up on Sunday, August 16th.

Challenge #5 RAK Ladies Announced

Wow we had such an awesome turn out this month!
Thank you so much ladies for playing along.
Many of you did more than one challenge and that's fantastic!
I love looking at everyone's work.

Okay Okay here's the RAK winners!

First lady drawn by is:
Spectacular by Karen Sue

Karen Sue you'll be recieving the large box!!

Second lady drawn by is:
Happy Day by Cher

Cher you'll be getting the small yet still very cool box!

Please email me your address as soon as possible!

Check out all the entries. They were all beautiful and so cool!!

I hope you all play along in our next challenge!