Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Client Spotlight

Today I am featuring a client spotlight.  One of my customers ordered my Valentine treat bags and flower clips.  Her daughter attends an all girls school so the flower clips were the perfect favor to include in the treat bags.    Each bag is personalized with the girls name in red and shadowed in pink.  A scalloped red heart features a pink embossed heart inside.  I added the "Be Mine" sentiment to the pink heart.  The scalloped red heart has white faux stitching.  Here are three of the 21 bags I made.

Imagine all 21 lined up at their Valentine party.  They are going to look so cute!


I think you can see the polka dot embossing better in this photo.

I made these adorable Valentine Day flower clip holders.  This was my first time making the holders and I absolutely love them.  I thought it would be nice to have all animal print flower clips and the saying "Wild for U".  It reminded me of a saying you would see on one of the conversation heart. 







If you are interested in ordering treat bags or flower clips please go to my etsy shop or contact me at kellykrockerkreates@gmail.com.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I Wanna Be A Rock Star

Today I have a fun card.  Scrappy Moms Challenge this week is to use the Rock Princess cartridge.  Unfortunately I don't have this cartridge but neighbor does.  So guess who I texted this morning?  My neighbor.  She was kind enough to let me borrow the cartridge for a few days.  This cartridge was not on my "must have list" but I'm second guessing that decision after playing around with it this morning.  There are so many cute cuts and phrases.  Even though this cartridge is meant for girls I was able to come up with a really cool, at least in my book, boys card.  I know a boys card with a cartridge called Rock Princess.  Well I did it and love it.  This card will be going to my brother-in-law for his birthday.  He's in a band so I thought this would be perfect for him. 

I love the rhinestones on the guitar and polka dot embossing on the red paper.  I think it gave the card more texture.

This picture shows the gold shimmer paper from Recollections.  I love it and have to go back and get more!

This is the inside of the card.  The stamp is from Scrappy Mom's Simple Sentiments set.

Recipe:
Card Base- Bazzill Paper String of Pearls 6X6
Papers-  Bazzill, Recollections
Cartridge-  Rock Princess- Borrowed from my sweet neighbor, Thank You
Embossing Folder- Polka Dots
Embellishments- Pop dots, rhinestone, Black Gellyroll Pen
Sentiment- Scrappy Moms Simple Sentiments

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I'm linking this card to the following challenges
Scrappy Moms- Rock Princess
My Craft Spot- Boys
My Sheri Crafts- Something New
Die Cuttin Divas- Buttons, Bows or Bling

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Mystery Reader

Yesterday I was the Mystery Reader at my sons school.  I read Snow Day by Lynn Plourde.  It was the perfect book because snow was in the forecast for last night.  The kids were so excited.  We talked about our plans to go sleigh riding, have snowball fights and make a snowman.  I made these super simple, super cute snacks for the kids.  They were a big hit.

Mini Donuts dressed as snowmen. 

Even the juiceboxes looked like snowmen

Enough to feed a small army

The snowmen were easy.  I bought mini powdered donuts, added some black food gel to make the eyes and mouth and a candy corn for the nose.  I wrapped the juiceboxes with white paper, used a black marker to make the eyes and mouth and an orange marker to make the nose.  Easy peasy!  
Unfortunately we did not receive enough snow to build a snowman but just enough to make some snowballs!

Happy Saturday to you!

Friday, January 20, 2012

First Birthday Card

My nephew will be celebrating his first birthday next month.  I can't believe he will be one already. 
We bought him the Little Tykes Cozy Coupe.  It's a toy my kids enjoy and nothing says a little kid lives here like seeing that cozy coupe in the driveway.  I don't know why but it always makes me smile. 
I made a first birthday card once before with the cozy coupe image from B is for Boy (you can check it out here) so it was only natural to choose the car once again considering my gift choice.




The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms, All in the Family set.  I love the sentiment because you cherish every moment as a parent but the infant/toddler stage is so precious, something you never want to forget. 

I will be linking this post to the following challenges:
Paper Playtime- Tags
Exploring Cricut- Red, Blue, Green and Yellow
Celebrate the Occasion- Polka Dots

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

One Cool Dude

I'm offically on the Valentine day band wagon.  I didn't want to admit it was around the corner because that means more candy in my house, but it's here. I  decided to fill my apothecary jars with conversation hearts and red heart gummies because they are cheap decorating items and  I we can eat them Valentine's day.  I have a major sweet tooth but I'm hoping to have some willpower and stay away.  I keep telling myself if I eat one there goes the cute Valentine decor.
I decided to start making some cards for the little Valentine's in my house.  The ones that are already asking to eat my Valentine decor.  Haha they must take after their mommy.  My little guy is one cool dude in my book so I made him this sweet card.  I know boys don't like bling but the snowflakes needed a little somethin' somethin'.  I hope he likes it!
It's hard to see it in this picture but the background paper has snowflakes on it.

I added a lot of dimension to the penguin.  I stacked two layers of pop dots.

Is he cute or what?

I also added lots of Stickles to the igloo door frame.  I wanted it to look like it was frosty.  I also added some glossy accents to the igloo outlines. 

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Recipe:
Gypsy Welded shape card
Cartridges- Create A Critter, Accent Essentials, Elegant Edges
Papers- Recollections, Bazzill, Scraps from my overflowing draw
Sentiment- My Computer
Embellishments- Rhinestones, Frosted Lace Stickles, Glossy Accents, Sky Star GellyRoll, White GellyRoll, Martha Stewart Chalk, Pop Dots

I'm entering this card into the following challenges
Fantabulous Cricut
My Craft Spot

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Meeting a New Years Goal With a Local Celebrity

So one of the goals I set for myself in 2012 is to start scrapbooking.  Can you believe I own a Cricut and I don't scrapbook???  Bet you didn't think that was possible!  Anyway, I want to keep a small scrapbook on our living room table that chronicles our year.  This way when we entertain there is something for people to look at and my kids can show family and friends what they've been up to. 
When I checked out the More Than Favors challenge I noticed it was a scrapbook layout.  I felt it was destiny.  They knew I had this goal and this was their way of telling me to get my butt in gear.  I loved the layout idea, I just needed to think of a single picture.  The next day my mom called bright and early, I always get a little nervous when family calls early in the morning.  She said my son was in the paper!!!  My parents submitted a photo of my dad lacing up my sons hockey skates at the town ice rink.  They published the picture in their "Explore" section, what to do around our area.  This is my sons third, yes thats right I said third time in the paper.  Unfortuantely I didn't scrapbook the other pictures but this time I did.  I guess you could say he is a local celebrity, well that what he thinks.


A close up of the hockey puck border, skate, hockey stick journaling card. 


I wish I would have used the shadow feature of the title.  I couldn't figure out how to do that with my new gypsy but after watching a couple of You Tube videos I think I've figured it out.
Although you can see my shadow in this picture I think it shows off the contrast of colors nicely.


Recipe:
Cartridges- Sports Mania, Everyday Paper Dolls, Elegant Edges, Baby Steps, Accent Essentials
Paper- Bazzill, Recollections, Recollections Sugar Plums, DCWV
Gellyroll pens, thread, Pop Dots,
Cuttlebug Folder- Polka Dots

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Book Club Baby

I mentioned in a previous post that I belong to a book club.  The book club consists of 5 ladies.  We met in high school and have stayed friends ever since.  I always look forward to our meetings on Sunday morning.  We catch up, enjoy a fabulous brunch and then discuss our book.  We will be discuss How To Be An American Housewife at our next meeting.  I picked this book and I must say it's not living up to the reviews on BookReview.com.  I wish I would have chosen The Help.  I finished it about two weeks ago and LOVED it.  Definitely one of my favorite books of all time. 
One of our book club members will be having a baby shower soon so I created this card for her.  As you can tell she knows the sex of the baby.


Die Cuttin' Diva's challenge this week is to use the colors blue, white and silver.  I thought I could make a baby boy card for my book club friend and meet the challenge requirements.  Blue and white are typical baby boy colors and when I saw the airplane on the B is for Boy cartridge I knew I could include the silver.  I wrote "special delivery" with the sky star gellyroll pen.  Not as cute as a stamp, but I didn't have a stamp set that included the sentiment. 
Hopefully my book club friend will like it along with her baby shower gift.

Now it's time that I take off!  I know cheesy but I had to say it.

Recipe
Pre made card measuring 4.25 x 5
Papers- Bazzill, Recollections
Cartridges- B is for Boy, Everyday Paper Dolls, Baby Steps
GellyRoll Pens
Pop Dots
Corner Punch (My newest addition and lovin' it)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Disney Card

My friends are off to Disney this week with their kids.  One of the girls will be celebrating her birthday while they are there so I thought I would make a Minnie card for her.  This was a quick and easy card because I waited till the last minute to make it.  Seems like there is never enough time in the day!  Ohh My!


I am entering this card into the Scrappy Moms Challenge this week, make a project using a cartoon character. Also, Celebrate the Occassion, a childs birthday.

Friday, January 6, 2012

My First Gypsy Card

My hubby bought me a Gypsy for Christmas.  Can you say happy dance!!!!  I was thrilled and wanted to wait to share the good news with all of you until I had a project to showcase.  I must say it was a little tricky for me to figure out at first, but thanks to You Tube and the awesome customer service rep. at Provo Craft I am doing well now. 
I was so excited to see the sketch challenge over at Die Cuttin' Divas.  I've never done a sketch challenge so I thought this would be a great time.  I knew I wanted to use my gypsy to make the three circle at the bottom but I wanted them to be holes with a designer paper behind it.  So this is my first sketch/gypsy card.  Drumroll please.




The first picture shows the sparkly blue paper better.  So what do you think?  Me likey!  I'm so happy with it.  It came out better than I thought.  I was able to use my Martha Stewart punch and Scrappy Moms stamps.  I think I'm going to stamp a Happy Birthday sentiment inside.  So there you have my very first sketch/gypsy card. 
If you have any gypsy tips please leave a comment I would love to learn more. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Die Cuttin' Divas
Simply Crafts Challenge Blog

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Happy Friday

Good Morning!  I was so excited yesterday when these goodies arrived in my mailbox.



I won the Simply Crafts  challenge for December, make a project using the stocking from Holly Jolly Lite cartridge.  I do not own this cartridge so I used the stocking on the Doodlecharms cartridge.  You can check it out here.  My goodies included a beautiful  paper pack from My Minds Eye, brads, ribbon and a sweet note from Glora.  Thank you ladies so much..  I can't wait to start creating with my new goodies!

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Cocoa Warms the Heart

It definitely feels like winter here. The temperature is in the low 20's and with the wind chill it feels like the teens. Errrrrr, I really dislike winter but one thing I looooove is hot cocoa. It makes Mr. Winter a little more bearable. Especially when you add some chopped Andes mints and a little whip cream on top. The perfect remedy for cold hands and toes after a long afternoon of shoveling snow.
So here is my Cocoa Warms the Heart card. My first card for 2012!





Recipe
Pre-made 6.5 x 5 card from Michaels
Paper- Recollections Jolly and Bright, Bazzill
Martha Stewart Punch
Cartridge- Once Upon A Princess for all cuts, oval 4.25 & 4, cup 1.75, heart .75 and .5
Sentiment- Scrappy Moms Winter Wishes
StazOn Ink- Blazing Red

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I'm linking this card to the following challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut