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Bkrejci - Design Team Member

Monday, July 23, 2012

Special Moments

I created this box for the storage of some special pictures and memories.  I created a similar box for my daughter and then decided I wanted one for myself.  I used EP Be Mine paper and stickers for the whole box, The trim and buckle is from Making Memories, Maddi.  This has been entered in the Crop Chocolate weekly challenge.  Wish me luck.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Christmas in July

This is a Christmas ornament I saw at the Heartfelt Creations booth yesterday.  Have no clue who designed it, or even if my copy is correct.  I made this from memory, but I really enjoyed making it.  I used:
Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments, Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia, Heartfelt Creations Poinsettia Ornament stamps, Gold Embossing powder, some odd beads, Red ribbon.  Each Ornament has six panels.    Hope you enjoy it.

No post yesterday.  Instead I went with Olga and Patty to a Paper Craft show in Winston-Salem.  Had a wonderful time. . . these ladies are so much fun.  Olga knows everyone . . . so  we met some new people.  Bought lots of Heartfelt Creations and some other little nuggets, which I can't wait to use.  Today hopefully, I will get a Christmas ornament made from some of my purchases.  If I do, it will be my very next post.  Talk to you soon.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Again I scraplifted this idea from an old Paper Crafts magazine.  I used MM meadow paint and MM glittered chipboard flowers, with a sentiment from SU and misc. brads.  Very simple card i made for a friends birthday.  Hope it brightens her day.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

One more Halloween card . . . well maybe just one more  . . . who knows.  I really do love Halloween.  This is a very simple card, with a twist on the paper.  I used a simple SU green background for the base of the card and a black and white patterned paper by Teresa Collins for the top part of the card.  To make it match the base, I mixed re-inker with water and spritzed the paper so that the white took on a light shade of the base.  I used a misc. skeleton stamp and heat embossed it.  Added a small amount of bling and SU "Happy Halloween" sentiment.    What I really wanted to share with you was the use of the re-inker to make Thanksgiving paper into Halloween paper.    Well see you again tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Well  . . . now is the time for the Halloween cards.  This very simple card is one of my favorites.  I scrap lifted this from an older Paper Crafts magazine.  I didn't have the stamp for the sentiment. . . so i went to my trusty computer and MS Word and created it.  The only embellishments used were bling, felt and red satin ribbon.  So simple, but so elegant . . . that is for a Halloween card.  See you tomorrow with more Halloween cards.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Hey, it is me again.  It has been a very busy day.  Why is it that when you only work half a day. . . your day suddenly become more busy than if you worked the whole day.  Well, I am trying to be more committed to posting several times a week, if not daily.  This is a page I did for a challenge on Crop  This is a picture taken of my daughter several years ago in Charleston.  This page was made for the current challenge on CropChocolate.  The background paper is EP Little Boy Sky and the red border is EP Park Little Boy Strawberry.  The inner border around the picture is EP Cotton Candy.  I used naked chipboard and colored it with re-inker and then used several layers of UTEE embossing powder and then added a bit of bling.  My daughter is still kissing those toads in hopes of finding her Prince.  LOL  - she will kill me for that comment.

The Bride

Hey. . . this is a layout I made from pictures taken last year.  This was made for Sketch Challenge.  I used EP Berry/Cotton Candy for both the background and the Circle.  I used SU Black papers for mat.  Used Want2Scrap bling, the bling at the bottom reads "the Bride".  The rosettes and ribbon are pieces I purchased at a stamp show I went to last year.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Well actually, it has been a while.  Sorry about that but I have been working very hard and having lots of fun.  I will be posting my Halloween cards, but later in the week.  I got sidetracked and wanted to share with you a doggie bed I made for one of our inside dogs.  The dog pictured in the bed is Harley, but Harley gets a different bed, later when I get hers made.  I re-purposed a vintage suitcase.  My husband made a wooden frame which I used to stuff with batting and cover with a tan suede stapled to the frame.  I did this both for the top and bottom of the suitcase.  Inserted the tan framed pillows . . .added legs and Voila - instant "Green" doggie bed, which the dogs love and I think is really cute.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Well you all are going to think I am totally crazy.  I am just not a summer person.  My favorite holidays are Halloween and Christmas and I hate hot weather.  I am not crazy about all the summer storms we are experiencing either.  So . . . . I am in a Halloween mood.  I am working on Halloween cards and decorations.  I hope to post some pictures tomorrow . . . but yes they will be Halloween and who knows . . . maybe next week i will work on Christmas and Snow . . . snow. . . snow.  I love winter.  See you tomorrow. . . hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Holiday.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Well I am not great at this blogging thing.  Olga urged me to be more active.  So here it is.  My last post before today showed a picture of an inspiration box I made for my daughter.  I entered it into a contest on Crop  Chocolate and unbelievably I won a new Pink Slice.  I was so excited . . . you see I never win anything.  By the way - everyone should visit Crop Chocolate, they have great crafting supplies really cheap and they also have weekly contests.

Well on to more current events.  Each year my family tries to go to the Wizard of Oz - it is a great day trip for us and we all enjoy it very much.  Even though my children are older, they enjoy the hike, the characters and just letting our hair down.  Above is picture board I made recently of each of my children with their favorite character the Scarecrow.  I always love these pictures each year.  I have a lot of them, great way to watch my children grow.  Oz is only open one weekend each year and that would be the first weekend in October.  So these characters are local volunteers, but they sure do get into character and have so much fun with the visitors.  I can't wait to hang this on my wall . . . it makes me smile every time i see it . . . just remembering the fun times with my family traveling down the yellow brick road . . . . .