Saturday, August 24, 2013

CKCB Blog Hop

Well Hello there!!
Welcome to the CKCB Members Blog Hop.
If you are following the hop,
then you have come over from Isbaha 

The challenge this month was to use a pocket on a page.
I used pockets for my title. 
And other fun goodies.....Like.....

Lots of arrows.....
And a smiling, gorgeous, birthday boy.....

More arrows and an upclose of my title pockets.....

Oh and this flower.....
I love flowers.....
And anytime I can use one on a page,
it is a good day =)

More pretty arrows.....

And there we go.
I really LOVED doing this page and being challenged.
I absolutely love doing challenges.
Gets me out of my comfort zone.

Thank you for stopping by.
Next stop is the lovely Stacy

And here's the whole list just in case ya get lost :)

Have a Blessed and Beautiful,
Krafty, Kind of day ~~

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

When a Single LO Needs a Story.....

You may remember this LO.....

I wanted to make sure I got this birthday story told, but didn't 
have room on this page to tell it,
so I pulled out my August CKCB kit,
and I turned it into a double pager of sorts.


Not my forte.  It's not that I don't like them, 
or that I wouldn't even like to have some in my books,
it's just that I'm a little to right brained for that.
It seems so organized.  
I can't seem to make it artsy enough for my taste,
so I haven't really done to much of them.
Although, I do consider this a 2-pager.
About as 2-pager as I get =)

Well hello love.
I added lots of banners, embossed and other wise =)

A pretty little flower to brighten up the corner.

and clipped my pretty little banners to some twine.

OH sweet little embossed banners.
Yes I know, I got a little messy.
It's ok.  I like messy =)

And there she is.
My story told.
And a 2-pager, of sorts =)
all done up proper.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a Blessed and Beautiful,
Krafty, Kind of Day ~~

Mixing Kit Fun

So, I started this LO using my July CKCB Kit,
but, I just couldn't quite call it finished.
It was missing something.
What was it......

Well I left it open and didn't put it away,
and then when I made my August kit,
I included some older Glitz Design stickers
that seriously needed some love  on a page.
And as I looked at them.....voila!!  I figured it out.
I pulled out this page, and BOOM!!!  
Just what it needed.

Hello blingy "LOVE" your just what we needed.
And heart with wings, go on with your sweet self.
Just what we needed too.

See that tag....yep another technique from Claudine Hellmuth's 
Technique Toolbox class.  That class was FANTASTIC!!
It ended today =(.  But I have learned so much that I will use.

Oh Maggie Holmes, will you be my BFF?  
Your camera's and fabric frames are just the best!

Oh and little potty people, you have never been my fav.
Seen you in a lot of places, but never really liked you.....
Until now.
Apparently add some hearts and bling and I'm in!
Love you.

So there you have it.
Added those stickers and called her good.
"Hello Love" I love you =)
And if your wondering what this little lovely page is all about.....
It is a little poem I wrote about Sir Cuteness (my grandbabe) and 
my very special relationship.  

Thank you for stopping by.....
I hope you have a Blessed and Beautiful,
Krafty Kind of day ~~

Friday, August 16, 2013

No Patterned Paper Challenge ~~ WHAT?!! =)

So, every month over at the CKCB, the DT has a challenge.
Mine this month was QUITE the challenge for me.
But it wouldn't be much of a challenge if it didn't challenge me right?

So I took this challenge head on.  
I gave it some thought,
and broke out the masks and mists and went to work.

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this picture of my little gbabe,  Sir Cuteness.
I did some lovely retouching of the original, and got this very
lovely vintage look.  

I LOVE this Tim Holtz music note mask and had so much fun doing this
background.  I love doing this kind of thing.  I misted it with Heidi Swapp
Teal and Gold Lame and the two make a lovely combo.  

Added some little banners.....

Look at that masking detail.
I love that mask.

And these lovely tags are a technique I learned from the lovely
Ashli Oliver over at The Purple Mailbox.  She is one of the most
creative people I have ever "met".  She is amazing!!  If you don't
know her work, please head right on over there and check her out.
She is truly an amazing artist and an even more beautiful person.

Just wanted to give ya a close up of this adorable little man.
I mean seriously.  He is just THE CUTEST!!!!!

He was 4 here and definitely a cutie pie =)

So there you have it.
All twined up and ready for our scrapbook.

And then I made this one.
And I tell you, it looked darker on my iPad.
On here it looks SO light.  Sorry about that!!!

So I took a dark red piece of cardstock
and started adding some Washi.
Look at this Washi.  The glasses are just so stinkin' cute.
It is MME, btw.

The "You are Fabulous" sticker is on a tag that has a chalkboard technique on it.
I need to do a tutorial on that.
So easy.
So fun.
So great.
Yes, I like that technique =)

For a little more added texture and interest I dry embossed
my layered cardstock pieces and then wrote on the black with
my white pen.  I added some stitching.  I love stitching!!

OH this chipboard mustache, is just FANTASTIC!!!
I painted it with black gesso.

And there you have it.  Another fun LO!!

This was quite the challenge, but I loved it!!!

So won't you join in with us? 
And when ya it up.
We'd love to see it!!

Have a Blessed and Beautiful,
Krafty Kind of day ~~ dawn

Monday, August 12, 2013

Trendy 2013 - Challenge #2

Challenge #2 for the CKC blog is to use our leftover scraps on a page.
Well, I just so happen to have LOTS and LOADS and baskets
FULL of scraps.

So on this LO I went to my August kit and pulled out a background
aqua sheet, and one of my fav papers from this months kit.  It's a 
Basic Grey older sheet, but it is just so fun and modern.  

I was so happy when the idea came to use this paper with this photo 
of my trendy smoothie from our local health food store.
The two go hand in hand.

I grabbed a scrap basket of lots of die cuts and fussy cut items in there.
Some, like the "Marvelous" one here, are quite old.  I
 was so happy to get them on a LO, along with
a few more current ones, like this "LOVE" one from the EP Oh Snap collection.

In Claudine Hellmuth's Technique Toolbox class, she shows us how to
make a chalkboard on practically anything.  It works SO well too, and 
is SO easy.  I mean really, really easy.

And the result?  Fun and Fun.  =)

So once again, here is my finished project.
All dolled up with my scraps, a little flair and 
a wonderful "Trendy" chalkboard element.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Have a Blessed and Beautiful,
Krafty Kind of Day ~~

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Good Ole Summertime - LO #2

So here is LO #2 from my CKCB kit.
I am starting to feel right back in the swing of things.
This LO came together rather quickly.

My dear Beautiful Miss A and I went to a local lake beach this
summer and had such a great day.
It indeed was "a perfect day!"

I love a good mixed title!!

Oh Glitz paper.....
You are so sweet!!
Lots of fun on this page.

What's better than flowers on page?

Twine wrapped flowers on a page of course =)

I tucked some of those SC printables in there.....
and some pen work here and there.....
And I love the pop of the black polka dot washi that matches my
swimsuit.  Love that!!

Oh yes Good Ole Summertime has such been fun!!

Thank you for stopping by!!

I hope you have a Blessed and Beautiful, Krafty Kind of Day ~~

Gelling & Turning 5 ~~ Challenge #1

I'm so sorry it's been a little quiet around here the last week or so.
My mom was in the hospital from Thursday to Sunday with
Pneumonia.  But she is home and feeling a little better, so I have
been playing catch up this week.

I love pockets on a page and I LOVE that the first challenge with the CKCB
was all about geocaching and pockets.

Well our little gbabe turned 5 last week and here we are on his birthday.
He wanted to do his own hair.  So he gelled it up, and let me
just tell you this babe has some hair, curly, gorgeous hair!

He is just so stinkin' cute!!

My title sits on little pockets.

Gelling & .....

Turning 5, indeed. =)

I love that there were flowers in this month's kit.
I heart flowers.
My stash is starting to dwindle in the flower dept,
but I still have lots of pretty little bits.  This little lovely
I layered up and stamped it up and added this lovely brad!!
Oh how I love thee!

These arrow are just punched out of a piece of embossed Coordination's
and Washi'd up.  Aren't they splendid?  =)

And there you have it.
Lovely little pockets holding my title.
Lovely I tell you.....just lovely.

Thank you for stopping by.
Have a Blessed and Beautiful, Krafty Kind of Day ~~