Thursday, February 16, 2012

**Finally** crafting for me.

It feels good to get up in my craft room after what feels like ages. Box after box of artistic goodness have arrived at my door, and I sadly piled them up on my craft room desk, just dying to play with them but knowing I didn't have the time.  Last week was full of potty chart orders...3 in all this month, one shipped last week and one today.

This one was made for a truck lover:
 This one was for a little girl who looooooves Chuggington, pink, and purple.  It's my new favorite :)
 In between the chaotic craftiness to make these bad boys, I also had to do my normal "real" job writing assignments, and (what was I thinking) started up a craft club at Rileigh's school.  Me, 20-30 first through fourth graders, and a quarter of my crafty stash...I figured it was a good way to use up some stuff to clear room in there for more stuff!  I was right, these kids just tear through supplies like you wouldn't believe!!  It's a lot of fun though, and I'm glad that I have the opportunity to do it.  (It also gets me away from the boy child, which is BIG. I need me some Patryk-free time every once in a while!)

I was away over the weekend at a baby shower, it was a lot of fun and we got crafty making onesies.  The kids really got into it and came up with some clever little shirts!

Today was my first day in the craft room for something other than an Etsy order.  YAY!  It was aMAZing.  I whipped out two cards and a layout in a matter of moments as I'd had so many ideas swirling in my head while looking at all the new stuff I had gotten to play with.  The first thing I was dying to tear into: my Scraptastic Club February Hearts A-Flutter kit.  So great.  I made this, a layout featuring hubs and I hanging on a clothesline (love those little clothespins, of course included in the kit.)  Everything but the twine and mists was included in the kit.  I set to work with candy apple red and key lime pie Glimmer Mists and Icicle Glimmer Glaze.  I love the effect on black paper.  you can barely see the shimmery green-ness, but it's there!  I also added some red Smooch too.  I felt it needed another color (and because the red Glimmer mist clogged up and I could only splatter it...that was irritating!)
 She the sparkle?  Love it.
 I also glimmered up the heart using the same mists, only adding black Smooch to tie in with the cardstock.
 Once the heart dried with a little help from my heat gun, I added some die cuts from the kit and another cute clothespin.  That's it, so simple but so nice!  I really wanted the picture to stand out, and then afterwards didn't want to hide all of the splatters of shimmery colors.


 I made a couple of cards afterwards (and sorry about the pics, but the sun disappeared after shooting the layout grrrrrr), this one using a new Unity stamp set I got last week and a 6X6 Kaisercraft stack I got as a goodie included with my purchase.  I also used a Tim Holtz Distress Stain around the edges to bring a bit more orange to the card.  My Spectrum Noir markers accented the sentiment nicely, and a strip of lace finished it all off.
 The inside left panel...Stickles and Spectrum Noir to color it.

 This is a Unity Bitty stamp, I fell in love with it when I saw it!  A Chip Chop Shop doily and some Lilybee Memorandum to mat the image, which can I just say again, I LOVE IT!
 I had a little fun using my Sew Easy for the first time making these little stitched bursts.  It really was sew easy HA. DMC floss and some Distress Stickles in Black Soot.

 There you have it!  Pot roast is in the crock pot, and I'm headed up to whip out one more quickie project before I head out to play chauffeur to the rugrats.  Before I go, you should really get yourself entered to win in the CCCB weekly stamp giveaway.  Our prize this week:
  Don't forget to check out our Something Sweet challenge.  Enter by the end of the month for a great prize, head to the blog to check it out!  Stop by the True XOXO Girls blog as well...GET MESSY with us this month for a chance to hang in our exclusive Facebook group and be our Guest Designer!!  Did I mention there are only a few days left to enter our challenge at Dream Valley as well?  So many great challenges, such a short month!  Hurry and enter today!

Have a great day!

xx
Khristen

3 comments:

Stacy H-W said...

I just love those potty charts!! The new truck one is especially cute.

And how great that you had time to make a layout and 2 cards!! WOOT!! They are all great.

Denise is coming to visit me this weekend and I can't wait!!! I'm hoping for a ton of scrappy fun and shopping!! lol

hugs, stacy

Melly said...

Ohhh Honey

You have had a good day! I just adore your wee layout! he picture is so bright and cheery and perfect with a simple layout! Card are super too!

Love those Charts! Such a fab idea and I couldn't picture them in my head when you emailed! But I just love them! Clever cookie you!
Hugs M xxx

WillieburgScrapper said...

WOW!!! I've been distracted lately and not visiting- so sorry about that! LOVE the new web design! I also love that page with the photo on a line- will have to lift that- the color is also fantastic. The potty charts are AMAZING! I am just about to start potty training Lola- maybe this is my next project. The phone me card is awesome too- you are kicking butt Khristen! Pinning you left and right gurl!