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Monday, October 29, 2012

It's a Color Challenge at MEFY!


Happy Monday to you all!! We know what Monday's bring here, and that's a Made Especially For You Challenge! Who doesn't love a challenge to get that mojo flowin'?

This week's challenge is being sponsored by - My Heart Pieces 


One winner will win 3 images of their choice.

So, let's get on to the challenge. The challenge this week is a COLOR challenge! I have to say, I struggled with this pallet for a bit. It's a BEAUTIFUL selection, but for some reason it got me. However, good ol' Pinterest helped me out with some inspiration!

Here is the color pallet

Here is my card for this week.


Card Recipe: 
Paper: Recollections Kraft cardstock
SVG - Scraptastical Kreations - Fancy Florals

Don't forget to head on over to the Made Especially For You  blog and enter your card into the challenge!! I can't wait to see everyone's entries and I thank you all for taking a peek at my card today. I hope I've inspired you in some way! 

As Always - Gettin' Scrappy with It, 


Kristy


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Dracula, You Say?

Good Afternoon, Everyone!! 

We had a nice few days here, but now it's back down in the 40's - brrr!! So, with school getting ready to start back up on Monday, and no more real free time until Thanksgiving break, I decided to take some "me time" and scrap the weekend away! I LOVE the days that I can actually do this and have no worries or cares in the world, but me, my paper, and my Kami (Cameo). Nothing better than being all cozy  in the scrappy corner - scrapping away to no end!

Sooooo let's take a peek at my layout. I've wanted to scrap this photo for SO long. So long that I've had it since 2009! Can you tell just how far behind I am?? I am NOT a chronological scrapper. I scrap what inspires me at any given moment, which is probably why I'm SO far behind!! One day... one day I'll be ahead! Only in my dreams! 

Ok, ok -- here it is 

For this layout I used the following:
Paper: Paper Studio Cardstock, Mambi Patterned Paper
Ribbon - Michael's Brand
Other: Diamond Glaze, Embossing Powder, Inks
Font: Pieces 
And, of course, my Kami! 

I really love how this came out. I absolutely LOVE this costume, and the best part - I didn't have to buy anything but the make up and cape! I love those kinds of costumes. Easy on the pocket! 

I am also entering this layout into the following challenges 
Just Some Lines  - Halloween
Crafty Calendar - All Things Spooky

Thank you all for taking a peek at my layout today. I hope I've inspired you in some way to get scrappy with it!

Happy Scrappin', 

Kristy 





Friday, October 26, 2012

MEFY Telephone Blog Hop

Welcome to Made Especially For You's 
Telephone Blog Hop!

If you've never heard of the "Telephone" game it's a game most often played by kids that simulates how a story can change from person to person, or how a rumor can start. For example, I may tell Susie that at lunch today I had a peanut butter sandwich, an apple, and some milk, and she may go tell Jackie that I had a turkey sandwich, an apple, and some milk. Although only one small detail was changed, over time the entire story can change. The game is played by starting with a story and whispering it from one person to the next in a circle and seeing how the story changed once the last person has told it. 

We decided to play this game as a design team, not with stories, but with cards! Our DT leader Ashley started with a photo of a card, emailed it to someone, who then created a card based off her card, and sent a photo of it to the next person. As a design team, this is the first time we're seeing the progression of the cards! 

Here is the photo of the card I received from Laura



And here is the card I created inspired by her card:


For my card, I was inspired by Laura's entire card. I looked at it as a sketch, and we all know how I LOVE sketches, so I flipped it, flopped it, and rotated it just a little. I replaced the button with the envelopes but kept the element of an image, the twine, and the banner strips. I have to say, I had SO much fun with this game/challenge. I'm so excited to see how the difference from the first card to the last card, and all the cards in between. 

What fun is a blog hop without blog candy?! A couple of our design team members have donated some blog candy for those who comment on EVERY stop of the hop!

$15 Gift Certificate

Blog Candy Pictured Below


Please make sure to leave your contact info when you comment to be eligible to win! Participants have through this Sunday, October 28th, to comment. Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Tuesday October 30th at Made Especially For You.

You're next stop is Jessica's BLOG.

Here's the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:


Thanks so much for hopping with us! :)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

MEFY Challenge


Happy Monday to you all!! We know what Monday's bring here, and that's a Made Especially For You Challenge! YAY!! This weeks challenge is to use the technique of misting.

This week's challenge is being sponsored by Paper Piecings by Nikki

So, be sure to head on over to the Made Especially For You Blog and link up your card using this week's theme/challenge.

So, for this week's challenge I went out to get some mist, which yes, I did not have any of. Well, I wound up making my own, as the card turn a different turn than I anticipated. I misted the background paper with purple, and double matted it so it would pop. It was a bit different for me and out of my box, but I'm happy with the way it came out. So... here it is.


Card Recipe: 
Paper: Recollections cardstock, Mambi Patterned Paper
Stamp: Unity Stamp Co
Ribbon: Misc.
Mist - homemade 


Don't forget to head on over to the Made Especially For You  blog and enter your card into the challenge!! I can't wait to see everyone's entries and I thank you all for taking a peek at my card today. I hope I've inspired you in some way! 

As Always - Gettin' Scrappy with It, 


Kristy


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Monday, October 15, 2012

Made Especially For You Challenge!

It's Monday AGAIN... Don't you just LOVE Monday's? Yeah, me neither. The only thing I LOVE about Monday's is the Made Especially For You Challenges!!!

This week is super fun challenge, which is to use 3 leaves on your card. That's it... just 3 leaves!

This week our challenge is being sponsored by V's Sweet Ideas

$10 Gift Certificate

So, be sure to head on over to the Made Especially For You Blog and link up your card using this week's theme/challenge. 

Here is my card for this week.


I have to mention that this was a Pinterest inspired card. I absolutely LOVE Pinterest to get the mojo flowing. There are SO many wonderful and amazing ideas on there!! 

Card Recipe: 
Paper Studio Patterned Paper
Recollections Cardstock
Scraptastical Kreations SVG cutting files
Misc Button
Trendy Twine
Pink by Design sentiment stamps

Don't forget to head on over to the Made Especially For You  blog and enter your  card into the challenge!! I can't wait to see everyone's entries and I thank you all for taking a peek at my card today. I hope I've inspired you in some way! 

As Always - Gettin' Scrappy with It, 


Kristy

Friday, October 12, 2012

Annual Link Up for Pink & a SK Challenge!

It's ALL about PINK!!! 

I hope you all had a fabulous day and are ready to enjoy your weekend. I know I am! I'm dealing with a headache today, but had the opportunity to scrap a little! So, I decided to make my card for the Link Up for Pink challenge, which I am also sponsoring a prize for! Be sure to get your pink card made up and linked up over there too, so you can have a chance to win some of the fantabulous prizes they have! 

So, let's take a peek at my card. 

I really had fun with this card and LOVE how it came out!! 

Products Used:
Paper: Paper Studio Cardstock, Mambi Patterned Paper Breast Cancer stack
Stamps: Unity Stamp Co stamps 
SVG: Scraptastical Kreations - Boxing Bear (gloves)
Twine: Trendy Twine

I would also like you all to join us over on the Scraptastical Kreations Fan page for a Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge. We have a challenge running from now until October 31, and that is to create a card, layout, altered item, or any other project you'd like and share it on our fan page. You are required to use any Scraptastical Kreations paper piecing pattern/SVG on your project. If you do not have any, you can click HERE to visit the website and grab a few. Each project you create and share with us will give you one entry to win this FANTASTICAL pink prize package!! And, you can do a double dip and create a card for the SK challenge AND link your card up over at the Link Up for Pink blog as well!! Two chances to win some fun goodies for the price of one! IF you do not do the whole Facebook thing, but would LOVE to enter this challenge, please leave a link back to your blog in the comments section along with a contact email.

Here is the FANTASTICAL pink prize package 


I hope to see lots of PINK cards over on the Link Up for Pink blog, as well as some fun breast cancer projects for the Scraptastical Kreations challenge!! 

Thanks for taking a peek at my card, and I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! : )

Happy Scrappin', 

Kristy 






Monster Mash Blog Hop

Welcome to the Monster Mash Blog Hop, brought to you by the design teams of Made Especially For You and Exploring Cricut!

Today the design teams of Made Especially For You and Exploring Cricut have teamed up to share with you all sorts of spooktacular monster-themed projects to help get your crafty gears turning for all those upcoming Halloween projects!

If you've come from Emily's blog, you're in the right place! If you just came across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Ashley at Made Especially For You.

For my project, I created... 
 For this project, I used the Scraptastical Kreations Halloween Treat Boxes
but I didn't make the treat boxes, I used the face to put on the front of a card.
I think this turned out super cute and one little boy will be super happy to get this! 

We also have some wonderful sponsors giving away prizes to those who comment on every stop of the hop!
Paper Piecings by Nikki
$15 Gift Certificate


$15 Gift Certificate

$10 Gift Certificate

The winners of the blog candy will be announced on Made Especially For You on Tuesday October 16th. Please make sure to leave your contact information when commenting to be eligible to win!

Your next stop is Diana's blog. Here's the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:


Happy Hopping!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Hello... Cardabilities Card Sketch

Hey All!!

Today I seen this super fun card sketch over on the Cardabilities blog, and I was having such a crummy day, and who knows what makes you feel better? Yep, Scrapping! So, I chose to play around with this sketch. Isn't this just a fabulous sketch?!?! I LOVE it!! They have some AMAZING sketches on their website. If you're a sketch lover like I am, be sure to head over there and take a peek! 

Here is the Cardabilities sketch 

Here is my take on the sketch 


I absolutely LOVE how this card came out. I wasn't sure about all the different patterns, but I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!! 

Prodcuts Used: 
Pink by Design stamps
My Minds Eye Patterned Paper 
Everyday Kraft Stack - Paper Studio
Cats Eye Ink 
Paper Studio - Circle embossing folder. 

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek at my card today! 

As Always - Gettin' Scrappy With It, 

Kristy 



Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Great Catch!!

As many of you may know, I took on the huge commitment this year to home school both of my boys (8th grade and 6th grade). I do not do it entirely on my own, meaning that I use the K12 program, but it's still a HUGE task each and everyday. However, I wouldn't change it for anything in the world. I know that what I've done has been the BEST thing I could have done for my kids. The school system here stinks, and my youngest needs a lot of extra help, which he was not getting from the public school system. What better way to know that he is getting what he needs, than making sure he gets it myself! 

Well, with that said -- scrapping has always been a passion and relaxer for me, but more so now then ever! I use it to release and relax, and I've set a goal to get a few layouts of my own done a month. So far, so good. It's been such an amazing feeling to get my own stuff done lately. I have gazilllions of photos sitting in photo boxes, and they're just calling my name! I want to get the boys' books done and up to date as much as possible. I'm making progress - little by little, lol.

So, that leads me to this layout I did last week - "Great Catch". I just LOVE this photo of my youngest. He absolutely LOVES, LOVES, LOVES fishing! This was his first catch ever! And, of course, I just had to scrap it. So, I found a challenge over at Paper Secrets to use the sketch below, and beneath that you'll see my take on that sketch. Although I didn't use any Jillibean Soup product on my layout, I still loved the sketch and wanted to play along anyway. 

Here's the sketch


Here's my layout 

I'm super satisfied with this layout, but I would really love to teach/force myself to layer more. I LOVE that look and style, but I have such a hard time doing it. I seem to persuade myself that it just dosen't look right, which I'm sure it does, I just like to be so hard on myself. So, I have a bad habit of keeping it clean and simple. 

Anywho... here is the product I used on this layout 

Paper Studio Patterned Paper 
Scraptastical Kreations Cutting Files 
Misc Alpha stickers 

Thank you all for taking a peek and reading my little tid bit today. I sure hope I have inspired you in some way!

As Always - Gettin' Scrappy With It, 

Kristy 


Monday, October 8, 2012

Sketch Challenge at Made Especially For You

Happy Monday to you all!!

It's sketch time at Made Especially For You! I LOVE sketches, as you all know, and that is this week's challenge.

Here is the sketch


This week our challenge is being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps

Winner will receive 7 images of their choice.

So, be sure to head on over to the Made Especially For You Blog and link up your card using this week's theme/challenge. 

Here is my card for this week.


Card Recipe: 
DCWV Patterned Paper
Coredinations Cardstock
Bugaboo Digi Stamp
Thickers
Trendy Twine
White Gel Pen
Silhouette Cameo

Don't forget to head on over to the Made Especially For You  blog and enter your card into the challenge!! I can't wait to see everyone's entries and I thank you all for taking a peek at my card today. I hope I've inspired you in some way! 

As Always - Gettin' Scrappy with It,

Kristy 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Oh Snap!!

Howdy All!!

 I hope you all have had an awesome weekend! It sure does go by entirely too fast, that's for sure! 

So I'm here sharing this layout with you. I've had this photo sitting on my desk for well over two weeks now. I've been wanting to scrap it for that long, and on Friday evening as I was searching for some challenges to get the mojo flowing,  and I found this sketch challenge over at Grand Diva's Creative Corner. I was so excited to find this awesome sketch, as I LOVE sketches and I knew just what photo I was going to use. 

Here is the sketch 

And, here is my take on the sketch 


Recipe: 
Echo Park - "A Boy's Life" collection 
Paper Studio Cardstock
Vellum
Glitter Carstock 
Silhouette Cameo 

I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how this came out. It's so out of my normal style of scrapping and I truly LOVE it!! I thank you for taking a peek and I hope I have inspired you to get scrappy with it in some way! 

As Always - Gettin' Scrappy With It, 

Kristy 


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Saturday, October 6, 2012

First Day of Third Grade

I recently purchased the new line by We R Memory Keepers - "Hall Pass". I love, love, love this paper. I'm a paper-a-holic and hoarder, but I have to say - I actually used it! I didn't know exactly which photos I wanted to use with this paper, but once I got to flipping through the GAZILLIONs of photos I have yet to scrap I found the perfect ones. 

I then came across this challenge over at For the Love of Art, which was perfect since it was a school themed challenge, as well as the MOB (Mothers of Boys Scrapbook Kit Club) sketch challenge!

Here is the MOB sketch


We R Memory Keepers - Hall Pass 
Coredinations Cardstock 
Creative Imaginations Cork Numbers
Creative Imaginations Alpha stickers 

I have to say, if you have not yet purchased this line of paper, you need to! There are so many possibilities with this one! Thanks for taking a peek and I hope to have inspired you in some way! 

As Always - Gettin' Scrappy With It, 

Kristy 


It's World Card Making Day!!!

Today is World Card Making Day, and I just so happen to have a card that I've been wanting to share with all of you. 

It's so funny to me because I've never been a card maker before. I was a strictly layout kinda gal, and now, I love, love, love to make cards. There are days I'd prefer to make a card appose to creating a layout. Weird, huh? I think so too! 

So, let's take a peek at my card. 


I'm on a huge kraft kick right now. I just LOVE the look it gives with just a hint of color. 
For this card I used the following: 

Unity Stamp Co - {...thoughts of the heart} ANG-001
Authentique patterned paper 
Kraft cardstock 
Misc. Mesh burlap 
Twinery Twine
Misc. button 
(I have to look and see which stamp set I used for the heart. I know it's a Unity Stamp, but not sure which set it's from. I will update as soon as I double check.) 

I really love how this card turned out. It's sweet, simple and to the point. I sure hope I have inspired you to make a card and share with the world today. 

As Always - Getting' Scrappy With It, 

Kristy 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Challenge and Fun Stuff!!

Happy Tuesday, Everyone. 

First, off the SK Girls have decided to start doing a monthly challenge. Each month that challenge will be posted here on the blog. You will be able to enter by posting your challenge to the Scraptastical Kreations Facebook Fan page. We will be using a linking option in the next challenge, so that those that do not go the Facebook route are able to join in as well. One winner will win a $20 GC to Scraptastical Kreations store. The winner will be chosen by our design team, and will be posted here on the blog, as well as on the fan page.

So, our first challenge this month is to create a 3D Halloween project. The 3 requirements - it has to be 3D, it must be Halloween, and it must contain at least 1 Scraptastical Kreations SVG/Paper Piecing on it. 

Be sure to check out the other fun stuff and some news at the end of this post as well. 

Here are the DT projects for this month's challenge. 

Nancy 


Jen


Jeannine

Cathie


Tonya

Samantha



Now, on to some other fun stuff. 

Secondly, over on the SK fan page, we will be choosing one winner, every two weeks, for being our top fan. How can you do this? Just comment and share your work on the fan page. It's that easy! The one fan with the most activity within the 2 week period, will win a $20 GC to the store, Scraptastical Kreations. We hope to see lots of you over there having fun with us! 

And, last but not least, we at SK would like to help out our DT Sister Tonya and her brother John. 

As you may have seen, out very own Tonya is asking for help in her brother's fight for his life against his battle with cancer. One of Scraptastical Kreations's fan, Pam Reh, has generously purchased a $25 SK GC, which will be given to one winner. How do you enter to win? Please help in this fight and make a donation of your own. For each $5 you donate you will receive one entry. For each $25 dollars you donate, you will receive 6 entires. Any amount you can afford will help John and his family greatly. 

To learn more about John and follow his fight you can read his story here: 

To make a donation please go here: 

When you put good things forward, good things will come back to you. We all thank each and everyone of you that are able to help in the smallest or the biggest way, and we thank you all for your generosity!  


Anything you're able to help with would be amazing. There is no amount too little. Everything helps! 

I hope everyone has a fabulous day!
As Always - Gettin' Scrappy With It, 


Kristy 

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Monday, October 1, 2012

A Layout, SVG Freebie & a Mini Challenge!!

Good Evening, 

I wanted to share this layout with everyone that I did using the freebie over at Scraptastical Kreations

You, too can grab this freebie and enter the mini challenge over on the SK Fanpage, and be entered to win a good prize pack! All you have to do is create and share a layout using this freebie! You have until Saturday to get your layout posted. : ) 

You can find the freebie HERE

And, you can find the SK Fanpage HERE

I have SO many misc. photos that don't really have a "place", so I thought it would be super cool to create this SVG to use for all those "misc" photos. I'm super happy with the way it came out. I doodled all of the background (I love doodling!)


For this layout I used 
I also used the Echo Park - A Boy's Life 

Thanks for looking and I hope I've inspired you to use up some of those "misc" photos, and to join in on our challenge! 

As Always - Gettin Scrappy With It, 
Kristy 


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Spooky Challenge for you!


Happy Monday to you all!!

It's a spooky challenge this week!! We challenge you this week to create a Halloween card and it MUST include a banner on it. This was such a super fun challenge this week! I had lots of fun with this one!

This week our challenge is being sponsored by The Stamping Boutique



So, be sure to head on over to the Made Especially For You Blog and link up your card using this week's challenge. 

Here is my card for this week.


Card Recipe: 
Scraptastical Kreations Banner Set
Twine
Embossing Folder 
Stamping Boutique Digi 
DCWV Patterned Paper

Don't forget to head on over to the Made Especially For You  blog and enter your  card into the challenge!! I can't wait to see everyone's entries and I thank you all for taking a peek at my card today. I hope I've inspired you in some way! 

As Always - Gettin' Scrappy with It, 


Kristy

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