Sunday, July 31, 2011

Wedding card

My friend just got married this weekend and Little Stinkerbella was the flower girl! I wanted to make her a different type of card for her wedding, and I wanted to use my new Imagine! Here's what I came up with:
The card is 5.25" x 5.25". I used the Better Together cartridge for all the pieces except the scallop circle (well the circle is from the machine itself and the pattern is from B.T.). The scalloped circle was cut at 5". I printed the pieces and then decided that I wanted them BIGGER so I reprinted them. The birds were printed and cut at 2.8", the heart at 3", and the sentiment and layers at 4".
I used a TON of foam adhesive, some thinner pieces and some thicker pieces. I also used a piece of SU ribbon at the top.
These birds are so sweet and I love the pattern on them.
Thanks for popping by today! I hope you all have a fabulously crafty week! <3Kristy

Friday, July 29, 2011

Yippee! DCWV top 10!

I just had to share! I just saw that I was one of the TOP 10 for this month's DCWV sketch challenge! Here's my layout:

And here is the blog link:

We are off to my friend's wedding rehearsal dinner (Stinkerbella is the flower girl!), and tomorrow is the wedding! I'm sooooo excited for my friend, but VERY nervous of how Stinkerbella will act down the aisle and during the ceremony! My fingers are crossed! <3Kristy

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Onesie for one of my besties!

Last summer I came across Green Bean's crafty blog. She made an adorable onesie and I thought, "I HAVE to make one of these for my Little Stinkerbella!!!" Well, I bought everything and never put one together for her, but I did end up making one for one of my besties that will be having a Little Stinkerbella of her own REAL soon (might be this weekend)! This was for the baby shower that I went to a couple of weeks ago.
 We were all asked to bring in a baby shirt and they hung them around the house on blinged out clothes pins. It was beautiful. The scene wasn't too bad either!
Here's my onesie hanging out front:
I used Rock Princess and my trusty ol' Cricut to cut out the cutesy skull. First, I cut it out using white paper, just to check my size.
Then I used Silhouette's iron on flock. I also used the "flip" feature on my Cricut  to cut out the "H" skull.
Then just peel it off of the mat.
Uggh, has anyone else tried this Silhouette stuff? It was HORRIBLE!!!! I tried to "pull off" the backing?! There was nothing to pull off! I tried ironing, it NEVER held! So I finally took the LONG road and just stitched around the entire image! My hubster said that it looked better this way, anyways. I just didn't plan on staying up until 1 to get the job done. :)

Bows to add to the onesie.
Then I made 3 different bows to "attach" onto the onesie.

I picked up these little "snaps" at JoAnn's and attached them onto the onesie and each of the bows.
The options ;)
With the red bow:
The checkered is my fav:
And bright pink:
Here's a little "coupon" I made for my bestie!
A few more pics from the shower:

 It was just beautiful! <3 Kristy

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

CJ Too Design Team Post

Hello my crafty friends! Today's CJ Too DT project guidelines were to make a project of your choice using bright colors and the materials of your choice.  Anything goes. I was able to scrapbook this past weekend and I thought, "What's more bright and cheery then Hello Kitty?!"
I had some pictures of Stinkerbella at 11 months old with a Hello Kitty shirt on, and this is what I came up with.
I used both Hello Kitty cartridges for this layout.

For extra dimension I added sparkly tulle and bling to the bow and flowers.
I cut strips of colorful papers for a large border at the top and bottom.
Thanks for stopping by today! Please hop on over to Craft Junkie Too by clicking HERE and see the other DT projects!
<3 Kristy

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Exciting Announcement!!!!

Hello my crafty friends! I have some exciting news for all of you! I am super excited to announce that I will be becoming a stay at home mom, and be able to spend more time with Little Stinkerbella! But Mama still needs to be able to bring home some "bacon," and so I am starting my own business! "My Sweet Paper Treats" specializing in customized party/shower decor. Including invites, banners, favor bags/boxes, thank yous, cupcake toppers and more! I will also be teaching scrapbooking classes and selling monthly scrapbook kits! If you know anyone having a party PLEASE send them my way! My Etsy shop will be open soon, and a new business page on Facebook will be published tonight! Thanks in advance for all your prayers and referrals! I couldn't do it without my family and crafty friends! ;) Kristy

Easy Dinner!

HI Everyone! I found a great recipe site and have now tried a few of the easy recipes and LOVE them! The website is called Plain Chicken. Last night I made the Buffalo Chicken Crescents, threw a little salad together and dinner was DONE in a matter of minutes! LOVE it, that means more time to scrap! ;)
The recipe:

8 fully cooked fried chicken fingers (she used frozen Tyson crispy chicken strips)
4 slices provolone cheese, cut in half
1 can crescent rolls
3/4 cup buffalo wing sauce
1/4 cup ranch dressing, plus additional for dipping

I changed her recipe just a bit (to make it easier for myself, and I also did not have to buy as many ingredients)! I bought chicken tenders that were already buffalo style, and added a whole piece of cheese instead of half (sorry I LOVE cheese)! I also used low fat crescent rolls, the hubster couldn't even tell! Here's what mine looked like, right out of the oven:

They were delish! Hop on over to Plain Chicken to see the rest of the recipe. Click HERE! Have a great week! <3Kristy

Friday, July 22, 2011

DCWV challenge

Hello my crafty friends! There are TONS of amazing papers out there right now. And I don't know about you, but I have a bunch of DCWV stacks! I just can't help myself especially when they are on sale at J's! I was browsing the web yesterday and came across DCWV website. Erin on the DCWV blog is hosting her monthly challenge. The sketch was just so adorable that I COULDN'T resist! I planned to just set up my layout, but then I just kept going and before I knew it it was 3:00am! Here's the sketch:
And here is what I came up with (fyi these pictures are pre-Stinkerbella, when our pooches were our fur babies! Bob was a squirrel and Hope a ladybug.):
All pattern papers are from the DCWV Mod-Retro stack, and the purple and black papers are from one of the DCWV solid stacks. The stickers and borders are from K&Co., glittery tulle from H L, pins are from Making Memories, and the "Boo" chipboard title is from Target. I used my different sizes of square punches to make the cut outs on each flag. Just put the paper into the punch sideways, line up at the half-way mark (it looks like a triangle), and punch!
I just {love} all the little flags on this layout! I added 3D foam under most of the flags for dimension.

I {love} the row of flags on this page!
I made a flag using a kabob skewer, tulle, twine, sticker, and a piece of 6" DCWV paper. I also added a ball of black stickles to the top of the skewer.
I am so glad that I found this blog and these super cute sketches, too! I will definitely be doing this layout again with pics of Stinkerbella, and I can't wait to see next month's sketch! Here's to crafting until the early hours of the morning! <3 Kristy