Monday, September 28, 2009

School Photos

Has your child had School Picture Day yet?
Looking for a nifty way to
show case those darling pictures?
Here's an idea for those photos:

This one of my project this month for If Its Groovy Challenge.
If you haven't checked out IIG yet, hurry over.
There's tons of inspiration with Sketches,
alterned items, cards and more!

Juju Bee's Blog Buzz Winner

Hello, Ladies, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
With a random draw of course our winner is


Lisa said...
Our favorite thanksgiving tradition is that we have chicken instead of turkey......the past couple of years we have had beer can chicken on the grill.....yummmmmmmmy!!!!!!! Also, my dd Julie and I try to make some type of favors for the table!

Congrats Lisa.
I'll have your prize out soon.

If you didn't get to play along in the awesome
challenges on the JuJu Bee's forum for the Fall
Frenzy Online Crop this weekend, never fear,
another one will be here soon.
I'll fill you in the details as soon as I get them.
It will be before the holidays really start zooming :).

SPCC - Color Combo #17

I have this obsession for aliens!
No really!
I got this cute paper from Crate Paper and my intention is use it
to scrap photos of my brother, whom I've claimed all his life is an alien! Eventually I get to that point, since I keep finding
other things I want to use it on.
I found this unfinished Rocket at
Michael's and just had to have it.
I even made an older man jealous when I had it in
my hand and no more were to be found.
This week's colors match the paper perfectly!
I have to admit papering the rocket seemed daunting so I went
with red acrylic paint to paint the main part of the rocket.
I used the paper on all the little areas to highlight it.

Here's this week's SPCC Colors:

Sunday, September 27, 2009

What a great weekend!

This weekend with the Juju Bee's Blog Buzz
and the Fall Frenzy Online Crop was awesome!
There were tons of challenges and super cool prizes.

If you didn't make it this time,
no worries, we'll be having another very soon!

Here's a few things I did this weekend.

LO using Craftastic Challenge #7 Sketch and Shopping
List and Summer Challenge on Juju Bee's.

Card for Janelle's Card a Day Challenge on Juju Bee's:

Cards for Card Sketch Challenges on Juju Bee's:
I used the Glitz it up kit :).

Oh and a bottle cap for my buddy Erin:

I'll be in the morning to announce the Blog Buzz Winner!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Juju Bee's Blog Buzz

Well hello there:)
Welcome to my blog!
If this is your first stop, you will want to
start here Juju Bee's Blog if not, let's get buzzin'!
Soon the house will be filled with the
sweet delicious smells of Thanksgiving.
What is a favorite Thanksgiving
holiday tradition of yours?
It can be something that you've always done or
something new that you are starting.
I'd love to hear all about it.
Just leave a comment for this post.
I will choose a lucky contestant to win this prize...

Big thank you my handsome hubby not only
gave me vinyl but also heat pressed it on the bag!

~ My favorite tradtion started the year The Grinch came out with Jim Carey. As a family we went to see the movie. The next year it came out on DVD and again on thanksgiving day after dinner we watched the movie together, it happens every year now. There's been a couple years though that've had to watch it by myself, but I never fails :). Thanksgiving can mean a huge dinner with family and friends, or it could mean a smaller dinner with just family. It's a day for thanks and a day for unity :).

After you have completed the task, buzz on over to my friend,
Janelle's blog for more fun and prizes!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fall Frenzy & Blog Buzz

JuJu Bee's "Fall Frenzy Online Crop"
and the "Blog Buzz" with be going on
this weekend Sept 24th-Sept27th!!
So I hope you all plan on joining us!!!
There's going to tons of contests going
on the JuJu Bee's Forum
and some really cool Prizes!
Challenges will be scrap related and non-scrap related.
I even have a couple challenges for children!
Bee on the LOOK out,
the Blog Buzz starts at midnight Pacific Time!
The Blog Buzz will take you through the
JuJu Bee's Design Team's Blogs and
some wonderful RAKS are up for grabs.
Alittle hint for the RAK here on Craftastic Life:
"It's hot of the press."

One more LO using JuJu Bee's First Kit:

Hope to see ya BUZZING around :).

Survivor Week #1

It's Survivor Time again on Tally!!
I love it!!
There's a new challenge every week and
some of them can get pretty interesting.

This week's was pretty simple :)!
12x12 LO with roam for an 8x8 LO.
One Circle
Color Green
Here's my take on it:

In July the Cruizer became my car offically!
Thank you MOM!!!
I hope you can make your way over to Tally!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Crops Nights

Are such a blast!
I love going with my mom!
She's so awesome and it's so much fun!
I completed 3 LOs this past weekend.
All of course for the vacation album.

Mom are ecstatic about the CKC in Glendale next week!
I'll be packing things this weekend to go, yay!

SPCC # 16

This week's color combo on SPCC is too cute and certainlly
great for those end of the summer photos
and even modern colored christmas items.

I used this weeks combo to scrap
yet another photo from Disneyland.

Here's this week's Color Combo:

This week's Prize:

I hope you get to join us this week in thr SPCC Color Challenge!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Glitz it Up Creations

I'm so in love with this first kit
from Juju Bee's called "Glitz it Up!"
It's so packed with goodies
that I've barely made a dent.
Even after 4 projects.
3 Layouts and Spoolie!
I'll be taking pictures of the 3rd lo
later on this evening.
Since I'm hopping to have
a few more projects done.
So check back to this post for more creations
by me with the "Glitz it Up!" kit.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Juju Bee's Sept Kit Full Reveal

OMG this kit is BEE-utiful!!
I don't think I've seen so much stuff in
one kit for such a fantastic price.
I was so excited to show mom the full reveal of
JuJu Bee's first kit and I found out some
wonderful information!
You can get a 6 month subscription to
the kit for only $32.95 and what makes this
even cooler is Shipping is included!!
What a deal!

Okay so ready fo the Kit reveal?


1 - Glitz Design Olivia Birds
1 - Glitz Design Olivia Cheetah
2 - Glitz Design Olivia Damask
1 - Glitz Design Olivia Hearts
1 - Glitz Design Olivia Roses
2 - Glitz Design Olivia Stripe
1 - Prima Paradise City Cherish
1 - Jenni Bowlin Black Die-Cut Label
1 - BoBunny Double-Dot CS Licorice
1 - BoBunny Double-Dot CS Brilliant Blue

1 - Package of Glitz Design Olivia Journaling
1 - Package of Glitz Design Olivia Titles
1 - Package of Prima Trellis Roses Orange Creme
1 - Package of Prima Say It In Crystals Black Siic Small
1 - Prima Fluttering Butterfly
1 - Package of Jenni Bowlin Chipboard Birds (4 total)
1 - Package of AC Thickers Rainboots Powder
1 - Package of Pink Paislee Pop Fashion Rub-Ons
1 - Package of Glitzy Posies by 62cards
1 - Yard of Making Memories Ribbon Butterflies
1 - yard of Making Memories Ribbon Pink
1 - Yard of May Arts Beads Pink
1 - Yard of Lace Black
1 - Exclusive Sketch by our very own DT Bee, TRISHA!

See I told you it was awesome!
Want to get your hands on this BEE-utiful Kit?
Head on over to Juju Bee's Store and get
a one time kit or sign up for the 6 month subscription.
I promise the kits to come are just as amazing as this one!
You don't want to miss out.
Don't for get to check out the new forum!

Craftastic Challenge #7(RAK): 9/16-10/15

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.
~2+ Flowers
~New Print Covered Chipboard
~5+ Buttons
~Pattern Paper Background
~5+ Brads
~Color Teal
~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.
Oh yay my first ever card sketch for you all!

Outta the Box
Alter a Jar/ Canister / Tin
You know you have an almost empty glass jar in the fridge!
Maybe a canister?
How about that empty Altoid tin at the bottom of your purse?
Decorate with stips of paper and
rub-on and anything else you can think of.
I recommend sealing you new piece of
art with mod podge or clear spray paint.
Here's a few examples:

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 October 15, 2009.

Now for goodies!!
This months RAK is an altered album kit.

*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 send me a message.

Craftastic Challenge 5 Winner

This month's entries were awesome!

Thank you ladies for playing along!
As always I've used List Randomizer.
Our lucky Lady this month is:

Here's her adorable lo!
Made in the USA by Kristin

Kristin please email me your address so I can send out your LO kit.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


My emotions all over the place right now.

I'm so excited about so many things yet also overwhelmed.
And I'm ready to share my biggest secret with you!
Nope not scrappy related.
Justin and I are in the process
of buying our first home!
I had given up for the time being.
The market here is pretty bad and what we
could get for our budget was horrible.
But things all came together in the past two weeks.
We're set up with a wonderful Realtor.
Saw maybe a total of 6 houses.
This doesn't count the many
we've seen the past two years. :P)
We walked into this one last week and LOVED it!
We put in our offer and it was accepted!
Everything has begun.
If all goes well, we'll be closing Oct 29th.
I'm excited but sad.
I hate not being with my mom anymore, but I need my own space.
I have a feeling we'll find a way to hang out often :)
See Things are a but crazy :).

If you have advice let me know!
It's our first home and we don't quite know all the ins and outs.

Monday, September 14, 2009

SPCC - Color Combo #15

For this one I used a canister that used to hold incense.
I used this weeks colors and my favorite butterflies to jazz it up.
I also stamped the orange background paper with butterflies using
versa marker and clear embossing powder.
Inside I'll be putting some goodies for a friend.
Pencils fit well in these, so I'm thinking I'll be
decorating a second one just for me.

This week's SPCC color combo:

This week's prize:

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Shaker Box Fun!

Cindy over at The Vintage Vignette has put
the shaker box tutorial to use by making
a couple fantastic vintage style cards!

Aren't they adorable?
I will have to try the buttons on my next card!
Cindy is so talented and I love all of her work.
You can check on her blog The Vintage Vignette.

If you've used any of the tutorials on the side
bar let me know and I'd love to show them off here!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Ready for a deal?

Are you a follower on my blog?
Do you have an eye on something in my etsy store?
Would you like to save some money?

Have you said yes to all the questions?

If so I have a deal for you!

Before purchasing something from
my etsy store let me know via etsy convo
and I'll adjust the price to reflect 20% off!

How awesome is that?

Christmas is just around the corner
so it's the best time to shop!

Craftatic Challenge 5 Reminder

Only 3 days left to get in your entries!

Buzz on over!

Juju Bee's has moved to a new and improved forum!
It's super cute and very easy to use.
Check it out here:
Please buzz on over and register soon.

Fun things are coming up soon!
Our Online crop is
Thursday Sept 24 through Sunday, September 27.
There will be challenges both scrappy and non scrappy
so all can play along and there will also be prizes!
The Blog hop is also on the same days.
Some of the ladies will be offering
great prizes on their blogs for the hop.

Our first kit is already in the shipping process
for those who signed up for a membership! YAY!!
We're hoping the have the full reveal posted soon!
If you haven't already gotten a membership,
this a great time to do so!
The kit is packed with so many cool things,
you won't be disappointed!

I've got a few ideas for swaps too!
YAY! I'll be gathering ideas
and posting them in the near future.

Hope to see you soon on our new forum!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, September 11, 2009

So many things....

Things are going at light speed.
Homework to complete
Projects to complete
Projects to start
Packing to be done for the trip
House hunting

But I'm estatic!
I get to go on a weekend trip with my mom!
I've spent this week preparing things for
future projects and for our trip to Glendale!

Mom and I will be attending the CKC
event in Glendale on the weekend of the 2nd!
Mom has signed us up for 3 classes each day.
It's been planned since July but with being only a
20 days away it's getting that much more exciting.

But yep that's it for today.
I'll have more to share over the weekend
as well as a project or two.

Have a wonderful and safe weekend.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Card Kit Swap

Niki hosts the card kit swap on a myspace group.
I LOVE it!
Creating cards from a kit sent by another Lady is so much fun!
You never know what will be in each kit.
Lucky me, Niki sent my kit this time around and it's awesome.
I know, I know I've said that everytime I've
received a kit and each time it's so true!!

Niki Sent me a Fall themed Kit.
So here's the remnants of the kit.
I got a little giddy and started playing before
I could take a picture of the whole kit :0).

Isn't this kit cute?
Here's my cards.
I added a couple things here and there.
But most of it's all from kit!

~Added Dark Red Crepe Paper

~Added Adhesive Paper Lace

~Added Dark Red Crepe Paper

~Added Flowers, Brad & Hemp

~ All PP from Kit, everything else is from my stash.

~Added the tag :).

Monday, September 7, 2009

Shaker Box Tutorial

You girls asked for shaker box tutorial and here it is!
Let me know if you have any questions!
I hope to see you all try it!

Quick hint!!
It may be on a future challenge on Juju Bee's!!

Questions & Answer Portion:

Kristin, this was such a cool tutorial. I have seen shaker boxes before but they have always seemed like too much of a hassle for me to try but you made it look sooo simple. The foam strip part did confuse me a bit. Where do I find those?
I bought 3D-Dots (Foam) from walmart and I'm using just the excess around the main 3D Foam Dots. You can also purchase the rolls of Foam Tape, but you will have to cut it into thin strips. The thinner they are like the one in the video are easier to apply to rounded edges.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

YAY! I'm scrappin'!

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend.

I've been on the go since Tuesday and I'm so lazy right now!
My mojo is there but my head keeps saying go back to sleep!
I've got a few projects I really want to finish
though so I'm working on them, though very slowly.

Justin and I got see "All about Steve"
with Sandra Bullock yesterday!
That was cute.
I really like the Proposal better though.

Mom and I went to the LSS Friday night for a Crop
and I was able to complete 2 Layouts. Yay!
One more done for our vacation book.

I used 52 Sketches 52 Weeks - sketch #35 for this layout:

How can you go to Disneyland and not get ears? LOL!

And this one was made using the
sketch we're using here on Craftasticlife.

Have you noticed we go to Tombstone often?
This is Mom, my brother Joe and me!
This also is for the Shopping List Challenge.
I used:
1 large flower
3+ Buttons
Cardstock Background
Color Yellow
2+ Photos

I worked on a few bottle cap magents today and
I also did a few bottle caps for bracelets.
Tommarrow I'll try to get a few more done.

Be on the look out for bottle cap bracelets
in the Etsy store soon!
I even have a halloween one in mind!
Have a wonderful week!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Fun School Supplies

How do you make learning more fun?
Or what do you give a wonderful Teacher as a gift?

I found this portfolio and just had to have it for school.
Yes just for me!
I like having a separate note pad for class
just to take notes and this Portfolio is perfect.
A legal size pad fits in side or like in my case I
placed a Grid Paper Pad inside since it's for Math Class.

OH!!! Good news on that point :0).
I made a B+ on my first test!! Whoopee!
Way better than I had thought :0).

Okay back to the project.
Basic Grey Recess Paper line.
Sorry can't remember the
manufacture of the Apple Die Cut Paper :0( .

Check this project out on If It's Groovy.

Juju Bee's August Kit (Offical Peek)

Okay ready?
You should be!
The Kits JujuBee's has in store are amazing and have
wonderful personal touches such as hand made embellishments.

Here's a sneak Peek into August's Kit.

Monthly Kits will include:
*6-10 sheets of patterned paper
*2-4 sheets of cardstock
*At least one alpha
*Journaling spots
*A variety of embellishments, which may include: flowers, buttons, rub-ons, chipboard, ribbon and more!

JuJu Bee's is offering not only the 1 time purchase of a kit but the option to get a 6 month Subscription. This means your kit will automatically be sent to you each month!! How cool is that? And even better if a kit is sold out you already have one reserved.

Links of interest:
KIT Sign-up
Juju Bee's Store
JujuBee's Forum
JujuBee's Blog

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Groovy Chick & Funny Faces!

Guess what!
I'm a Groovy Chick!
Today is the reveal over at If it's Groovy
for this term's IIG Team!
There are so many crafty ladies and
I'm so excited to part of the team!
I am in charge of Altered Items YAY!
But you won't see those till later.

What you do get see today are my entries
for the September Funny Face Challenge on IIG!

First one up is my "Silly Guy".
I swear I get more of these funny faces than that cute ones!

And because I read my email wrong (which I'm actually
happy I did!) here's a funny face layout of me!

So head on over to If it's Groovy and
check out my fellow Groovy Chicks!