and supplies listed below...
Little Tangles Challenge #68- Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #299 - Favorite Era
What's your favorite Era? I have a few decades I love and the roaring 1920's is one of them. The old gangster movies, glamorous fashions, and the bold patterns of Art Deco. And my oldest son was just reading The Great Gatsby for school and inspired me to make this card. For this challenge I chose this stunning couple from a Graphic 45 framed pattern paper and built my card around them. He looks dashing in his tux from the 1920's, but her fashion is kind of 1850's high society. Maybe they're time traveling, but either way, I think it works. Click "Read More" for tutorial
and supplies listed below...
Little Tangles Challenge #68- Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #299 - Favorite Era
Happy Holidays, everybody! As my personal "thank you" to all of you for your kind words and support, I've decided to have a giveaway each week in December. Yep, that is one prize per week, 4 prizes in all for December, and 4 chances to win!!!
"comment" on this post below, anything crafty or festive and
"like" My Kraft Kloset Facebook page or Twitter or
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Feel free to click and join my "networkedblogs" on the right sidebar of this page and link all your favorite blogs, all kinds, in one daily email, and never miss a post. I love it!
(If you like or follow one or all of these pages, then I can easily contact you if you win. If you already follow, thank you, and just comment below.)
Week #1 prize is a new Tim Holtz mini Distress Ink 4-Pack. I LOVE these and you will too and of course I'll toss in some surprise goodies too!
Good luck and Happy Holidays!
Do you make holiday cards? Do you need ideas? Or want to learn new techniques? This magazine is packed full of all kinds of projects for the holidays and the winter season. Even yours truly has a card published on pages 64-65. Go check it out! I'm very proud of it. So, I picked up a few extra copies of this winter issue of CardMaker Magazine and feel like sharing 1-2 with you. So, lets have a GIVEAWAY!
All you have to do:
"like" my page on Facebook or
"follow" my page on Twitter
"follow" my page on Pinterest
and if you already follow my crafty adventures, then please share my pages with your crafty friends and family.
And comment below and tell me if you make holiday cards and how many do you make? I'll draw 1 name on Black Friday and 2 names if we get to over 100 comments. Thank you for all your support.
You all wanted to see my card...so here it is...may there be peace on earth!
The Craftys celebrate the best in DIY and crafts across the United States. It launched on Sept. 1st and will broadcast livestream on November 6, 2015 from San Francisco, CA. Hosted by PBS’ crafting guru, Mark Montano, The Craftys is positioned to become the ultimate prize for crafters in many different medias, including categories that span from traditional crafts such as knitting, sewing and scrapbooking to “street art," jewelry, so and more. Please vote for and "My Kraft Kloset" which has been nominated in the "paper crafts/scrapbooking" category, but I have also submitted in the "craft blogger" and the "DIY Pinterest Board or Instagram" categories too.
Thinking of you...always...is a sentiment I like to use a lot. I try to make a bunch of these all occasion cards throughout the year, because something always comes up and I need a card. I made this card with just a few embellishments and scraps. Do you save scraps? How do you store your scraps? What do you do with yours? I've seen some fancy storage and organization ideas on Pinterest, but I just have a bin full of pattern paper scraps in no particular order, but it's in one place. So, every couple months I grab it and make cards from the scraps. Use what you've got, right?
I'm so excited to finally share my published creations with you all. This is one of four cards selected by CardMaker magazine that I will be sharing with you over the next few weeks. I'm honored that CardMaker Magazine has selected this Autumn card to share with their social media. Didn't they make it look pretty? Find complete materials and instructions for making this project in the Autumn issue on newsstands now!
● Go here to order your digital copy of the issue now: http://bit.ly/1f55J3R.
Now lets have a GIVEAWAY to celebrate my dream come true of getting published. I'm excited to give away this copy of the Autumn 2015 issue of CardMaker Magazine. It has details about all four of my favorite creations and so many more fabulous projects for you to enjoy.
To win, leave me a comment below telling me your favorite pattern paper. Then follow me here at "My Kraft Kloset" Pinterest page, pin this stunning card and share it with everyone you know. I will announce a winner next Saturday, September 12th. Good Luck!
I entered this card in these challenges:
Happy Fall Y'All! - Little Red Wagon Challenge #3084
Crafty Chicks #262 Fall/GDT Call and WON!!!
I am happy to share with you all that I have been chosen as one of six designers for "Eat Cake Graphics." A super fun, whimsical rubber stamp and quilt pattern business out of California. Please read all about it and Holly's wonderful company. And be sure to check out the blogs below of these wonderfully talented ladies that I will have the pleasure of creating along side of too. I'm so excited to get started.
The Eat Cake Graphics new 2015 design team:
AND...more happy news today...
I have been chosen to be published in PaperCraft inspirations magazine, a global/international magazine, as their "blog of the month" feature in their April issue!!! They love this blog/website "My Kraft Kloset" as much as you all do! I am beyond words. This was just a crafty place I created a year ago to share my recipes, deals, and crafty adventures with you all! I don't know where this all is going...but I'm overjoyed...and gotta get crafting some more projects.
Thanks for all your kind words and support!!!
Happy Monday! I hope everyone in the USA that participates in Daylight Savings set your clocks ahead one hour yesterday. I don't know about you, but I feel like I have been awake for two days. I'm a night owl anyways and I was watching "Seven Years in Tibet" until 2:30am last night. How have I not seen this movie before? It was very enlightening. Anyways, I should have been dead tired or asleep, but I wasn't. I was wide awake. I had to make myself go to bed or I would have regretted it this morning. Anybody else feel like that? I'm all for more sunshine in the afternoon, but I forgot it's still dark out when I take my kids to school in the morning. So, I'm not liking that part.
Maybe I've been cooped up too long, because of all the snow we've had. I don't know. I really can't explain it. But all this sunshine has me alert and rejuvenated. And being a mom of four, I'm not usually this alert in the morning, so this is a new experience. I'm just full of ideas this morning and now I just have to implement them.
My only daughter and my oldest child is turning 25 years old this month. I know, a quarter of a century...don't remind me. Where does the time go? So, I'm thinking of a unique card to make her, maybe with my Cricut machine. I saw some great ideas on Pinterest where they welded the numbers together. I think I might try that and I'll share it with you soon.
Did you know you can download "Cricut Craft Room" software for older models for free? I love it. Or the "Cricut Design Space" for newer models and iPads. You can use the free cuts or fonts, it works with the cartridges you already own, lets you weld numbers and alphabets, and lets you purchase cuts too. But most of all I like the search feature. It lets me search for a cut or font and tells me what cartridge(s) it's on or lets me purchase it. It's like an instant lookup. I'm not an expert on Cricut at all and pretty much self taught. So feel free to comment and leave me ideas. I'd love to hear them. To see more craft ideas, visit me on Pinterest.
Have a crafty week! ~Kim
I only make these at Christmas time. I found this easy recipe when I was looking for a recipe for chocolate peanut butter balls, like the ones my Aunt Laura used to make at the holidays when we were kids. She used to hide them in the freezer, but us four kids ALWAYS found them! YUM!
See recipe and a bonus recipe below. These are both super easy and my three boys always have lots of laughs helping me "roll balls" and eat the "dough" too...
I LOVE Pinterest! It's very addicting and you can lose hours of your day, but I get so many ideas for making cards, scrapbooking layouts, recipes, home decor, party planning, games for my kids, travel, hair/makeup, and all kinds of things. I've created several folders you're welcome to follow along. Click on the "P" and see what you're missing. Happy pinning!
It's already back to school time at our house. I sent my oldest son off to 10th grade and my twin sons off to 6th grade and their first time in middle school. Big stuff. Having three boys there is never a dull moment around here. So when school time comes around there is an eery silence that takes over my house during the day and takes a week to get used too. Not to mention all the craft ideas running through my head, now that I can hear myself think again. Should I scrapbook our summer vacation? Or should I finish some other albums waiting for journaling? I always save it for last. I really should learn to do it as I create my pages. Or should I just make cards for upcoming fall birthdays? And then I end up on Pinterest for more ideas. So much silence, so much time, so many ideas, but I'm definitely avoiding housework. How about you? What do you do after the kids go back to school?
Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking has downloads for free on their website located here under "Downloads." This website and tools are my new best friend! When you can't find the right stamp, or the stamp you want to use is discontinued, or you need a fast sentiment, just look it up, and print it. Print on cardstock, printed paper, fabric, duct tape, etc...The possibilities are endless. I was reminded recently that when you can't find just the right sentiment...revert back to your pc and just create it yourself and print. The font's are right there. Voila! The perfect sentiment any time of year and available at your fingertips every time. Enjoy all the possibilities!
I made a quick St. Patrick's Day card for my twin niece and nephew's to commemorate their first green holiday! Very simple card with shamrock washi tape, American Crafts ribbon, a heart punch, gems, and a pipe cleaner. Voila!
I punched out six heart punches: three from solid green cardstock and three from a printed green paper. I chose a paper that had an embossed raised sparkle to it, so I wouldn't need to add any stickles glitter glue.
Adhere the solid green heart punches in a shamrock shape. Fold the printed heart punches in half, then apply a thin line of adhesive and attach directly on top of the solid green heart punches. Pinch for a 3D effect. Roll up a pipe cleaner and attach with glue dots. Add a couple gems and you have a quick and simple card.
Here are some of my favorite creations using Graphic 45 Paper Collections, multiple techniques and layers. See the Gallery for more designs and details.
I woke up to a very frosty covered world. Everything covered in a layer of beautiful white frost and snow. Doesn't mother nature know it's March 1st? I guess not. So, I turned on satellite radio on my tv to my favorite 80's channel. And what better way to spend a cold frosty snowy day inside than to make cards all day rockin' to the 80's. Life is good! Enjoy your weekend...
Don't hate me...this is my view. I get inspired every time I look at the mountains. I just love the trees all fluffy with snow, the sun is shining, and not a cloud in the sky. Gorgeous! I just want to stay in my pj's, craft, and make hot chocolate. I'm working on a NFL Bronco birthday card today for one of the grandma's turning 70yrs young this weekend. It's turning out pretty good. I'll post it when I'm done...later today. There is another snow storm coming in tonight, so where ever you are....stay safe and warm!
Ideas to get organized this new year...ribbon storage, stamp storage, stickles/glitter glue storeage, scrap paper storage, embellishment storage, and storage for border punches and more.
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