Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A quick layout share

Good morning :)

After a loooooong day yesterday ending with Rileigh's school taking first place at the citywide track meet (which was pretty awesome, great job kids!), I am able to share this layout. The kids' rooms are put together, and my craft area is working out just fine :) (It's amazing how well everyone is sleeping now that they are separated!!)

Another Scraptastic Oh Snap! kit layout, and I intend on playing with more after I do some garden work and wash my windows...

I wasn't lying, a quick share!! Off to enjoy the day, I hope you can do the same :)


Friday, June 8, 2012

The saddest day, and a happy layout

Good morning! Where have I been, I hear you ask...well, as hubby and I are tired of the two pre-teenage girls wrestling/fighting/laughing/talking when they are supposed to be sleeping (as of late it's been until about 11 at night) and seeing as we get up at 5 to start the school routine and are tired of the attitudes due to lack of sleep, we've made the decision to split them up. This means relocating the craft room. *GASP* what? Yes. It was a tough choice, but I know it was the right choice in the end.

Back in the good ol' days, my craft room looked like this: http://khristenscraftroom.blogspot.com/2012/03/spring-fever.html

Now, it's more of a craft nook. (As a crafty friend pointed out, "craft nook" sounds better than "craft room" anyway...We'll see if it functions better. Something tells me it will not.) We took the toy area off of the living room that used to be a 3 season porch and was converted to a hallway-like extension of the living room and cleared it out. After 3 days of purging and lugging boxes and furniture downstairs, it looks like this:
 I'm sure I will adjust, but I don't even know where to begin! I will be playing after taking Rileigh to school, making a father's day card and gift box to put his gift, a Nook, into. I have to get it in the mail so that he'll get it on time!

Before the big move, I was able to get this layout done, my second with the Oh Snap! Scraptastic June kit. I love the Amy Tangerine goodness!
 Amy Tangerine Sketchbook paper, fabric stickers, stickers, and fabric brad; Heidi Swapp dayglo neon letters; Smash clip; Liquid Pearls buttercup & flamingo; Glimmer Glam - Hay Ride; Glimmer Glaze - All That Jazz; Glimmer Mist - Yellow Daisy & Seven Seas; Stickeles: Turquoise, Eucalyptus, & Fruit Punch; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tea Dye; Heidi Swapp Color Magic Banner.  As you can see, I liked the "good times" saying on the strip that you normally cut off, so I cut the paper in half to use it, distressing the edge with my Heidi Swapp edge distresser and water, rolling the edges and tearing in spots to let the backside of the paper show.
 There's that awesome banner, spritzed with the yellow daisy Glimmer Mist, accented with the three colors of Stickles. More Stickles next to that awesome fabric brad.
 Dimension! I adhered two of the pics with foam squares for interest.

 that flower was black and white, but I added the Glimmer Glaze, Glimmer Glam, and some Liquid Pearls. Instant awesomeness.
The background is a combo of the 7 seas and yellow daisy Glimmer Mists. More awesomeness.

Ok, off to bring Rileigh to school. Let's see what this new craft area's like...*sigh*


Monday, June 4, 2012

Giveaway alert!

Who wouldn't be interested in this giveaway? Seriously...Heidi Swapp? Yes, please.

Head on over to the Signature Series Facebook page and 'like' them. They just surpassed 6,000 likers, and are giving away 10 Signature Series subscriptions!! What's Signature Series? Great ideas from Heidi Swapp's creative brain, of course! What are you waiting for? Go like them and click the link for the giveaway. With each new liker, they get closer and closer to giving away some Pink Paislee prize packs!!!  Tell your friends, and help count down to 6,500 likes!!


Friday, June 1, 2012

A quick layout share

Good morning again :) Last post for the morning, I promise! I just wanted to share a layout I made using the May Scraptastic kit before I resume cleaning house (and let me tell you, it is MUCH needed - the end of the school year eats away at my free time, the time I would normally spend cleaning or creating and I HATE it.)

BEFORE I get to the layout, I just have to share...one of my layouts was chosen to be included in this month's issue of Scrap 'n' Art online magazine!! So exciting, head over and check it out!

I was able to sneak into the craft room one day last week, and wanted to use up some more of the fabulous kits before playing with the June kit (which is taunting me on my crafting desk as we speak!!)

 Fun Lily Bee Buttercup papers and elements, except for the gem (MME Lost & Found), the yellow Liquid Pearls, the journal card, and the twine (MME).

There you have it, off to vacuum the filth from the softball field and the backyard off the floors and check on the veggie garden. I hope you all have a fantastic day, get out there and enjoy this sunshine!!!


CCCB June Challenge: Sunshine/Yellow

Good morning! It's time for another Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog challenge, and this month we want to see your YELLOW creations, celebrating the sunshine of summer. It doesn't matter what it is, as long as it represents YELLOW in some way or even SUNSHINE and features a Crafter's Companion stamp, it qualifies!

This month, you're playing along for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to the Crafter's Companion store! What a great prize, the hard part is choosing what to purchase with your winnings!

Here's my creation featuring a Sheena French 50's Cafe stamp:
 The beautiful yellow papers are from Lily Bee Designs, their Buttercup line. Even the name of the paper line screams "yellow!" I added some Buttercup Liquid Pearls around the image and sentiment, some AC Amy Tangerine yellow ribbon, and some My Mind's Eye Lost & Found bling. The image is colored, of course, with my Spectrum Noir markers.

Don't forget to check out the other DT creations over on the blog, and enter for your chance to win some Crafter's Companion cash!! You have until 6-30 to do so. Can't wait to see all of your fabulous creations!


Week 4 winner!

Good morning, it's that time...random.org has chosen...........


as the winner of the CleverCut Mini Paper Trimmer!! Congratulations, you have a week to email me at kfossandfour(at)gmail(dot)com with your mailing address to claim your prize.

Thanks to Crafter's Companion, the most generous company I have ever designed for, and to all of you who joined in the fun month of giveaways. I hope you all won a little something, and stay tuned for more giveaways from Crafter's Companion!!