Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My Mojo Ran Away this Month!

Seriously :).

I wish that I would have been more productive
this month, but I wasn't even close.
Sad, very Sad.

I've done projects, but nothing outstanding.
This past week on Facebook I posted as my
status that I should do something crafty.

That same day my buddy got after me :).
Erin called and with in our 20-30 minute
chat on the phone,. Erin asked me at least
5 times what project was I going to work on.
She tried to her best to get me to do something.

I tried, too.
I tried 3 projects.
Two ended up in the Trash.
The third is below.
A sad attempt on my side to complete a project.
It's cute, but even my mom said,
"I've seen you do better!"
Haha, even my mom got after me.

I will try even harder this next month to do more.
I love it, but I think I needed a break.
I didn't travel at all this month.
All I did was clean house, small
projects like below and sit pretty.
I admit though this last week I've been with my mom
now that she's home again. I missed her.

On Juju Bee's I hosted a Card Kit Swap.
My partner Sophia sent me a beautiful Kit.

Here's the Card I made using the kit.
I do have plenty left to make more
cards and I'll be doing that soon.

Here's a Card I made for a fellow DT Bee, Trisha.
The Flower is a lapel pin so I have made
the circle it sits on to where it will
move so she can remove the Lapel pin.

I made a total of 6 of each card below,
but these are the 3 I have left after sending
a few out and sending a few to my mother in law.

This is my sad attempt of a
project that I mentioned above.
It's not ugly, just not the normal.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Tulle Flower Tutorial

Here's a Video Tutorial on how to make
the Tulle Flowers I've been posting lately.

Completed Flowers:

You can make the flowers using
silk fabric like the brown one above.
The trick though is it needs
the actual flame to it to melt.

Here's the silk flower was made into a lapel
pin and It's hangs nicely on my scrap bag.

Here's a LO using one of the
small red ones as an embellishment.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St Patrick's Day!

I've been slow this morning doing things
I need to do like get ready for the day, hehe.
But I'm getting there.
I even made a lapel pin to wear on this festive day.

I'll be posting a Tutorial on these flowers on Friday.

Hope you all have a fun and safe day!

I'll be updating this again soon with a
photo oh my husband and his cool T-Shirt :).

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Craftastic Challenge #12 *RAK*(3/16 - 4/15)

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.
This is brought to you by Page Maps :).
This a October 2007 from Becky Fleck.

Layout Shopping List
Use at least 3 of the following items in a LO.
~ Butterfly
~ Large Monogram
~ 6+ Buttons
~ 6+ Brads
~ Pattern Paper Background
~ Border Punches
~ Purple
~ Black Ink or Paint
~ Circles
~ 3+ Photos
~ Black & White Photo(s)
~ Paper Clip
~ Staples

(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 brought to you by Page Maps :).

Outta the Box
I LOVE Chipboard and mini albums!
You challenge this month is to make a
mini album and use chipboard.
The Album can be made with Chipboard
or chipboard can be used to embellish.

Submitting your work is easy,
either post a comment here with the
link or email me a photo @ craftasticlife@hotmail.com.
Just make sure to put in the Subject Line
"Craftastic Challenge #12"
and the Title(s) of your project(s).
Challenge ends April 15, 2010.

Now for goodies!!
American Crafts Makes up our paper line
here with Misc Chipboard Pieces
and other matching Embellishments.

Would you like an extra chance or chances to win?
This round if you invite your friends let them
know to mention your name when they enter their project.
For every five friends that you have mention your
name not only do you get an 5 extra chances
to win but I'll throw in one more!!
How Awesome is that?

As always if we have more than 10
participants a second RAK will be given!!

Have fun ladies and I can't
wait to see what you create!!

Challenge #11 Winner Announced

There were quite a few entries this
time around and they were all wonderful.
As usual I used Random.org to find our winner.

This challenge winner is...


Congrats! You have beautiful work.

Here is winning piece, Friends.

Irit please email me with your address.

Thank you ladies for your entries.
I can't wait to see what you
all create for the next one.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Craftastic Challenge #11 Ends Tonight.

I have actually completed a few
projects for this months challenge!


This is for the LO Sketch:

This is for the Card Sketch:

And one more I did for fun to try out this
cool effect with rolling the paper back.

Now I've been really bad about not
posting this month's Prize, so shame on me!
But here it is:

It's been ready for weeks I just
haven't taken a photo until now.

Next Challenge will be all set up with
photos of the prize and all in the morning.
Thanks ladies for being so wonderful and
for getting your fantastic entries in.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Cricut Class Cancelled

Hello Ladies.

Just wanted to let you all know that the
Cricut Class Scheduled for March 27 @ 1000
Memories has been cancelled, per store owner.

If you'd still like a demo on the Cricut
Expressions, Cricut Design Studio and/or the
Cricut Gypsy email me to set up a time.
craftastic life @ hotmail.com

Happy Scrappin'!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring Chipboard Album

It's been a while since I've done a mini
album and I'm so excited I joined a
chipboard album swap this month!

Here is the chipboard album
I created for my partner:

Happy Scrapping Ladies!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Spring Cricut Class

Saturday, March 27th, I'll be giving a
Cricut Class at 1000 Memories here in SV.

If you would like to attend please
send me an email for details!