Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hats and hair clips. :-)

I've been super busy these last couple of months working on fantastic classes and crops at Capture and making some crafty things for my Etsy shop (soon to be re-vamped with all new items!)

One of the things I've mastered is an adorable crocheted hat pattern from Mandy at Little Birdie Secrets. (LOVE their blog!!) I've already had a couple custom orders from friends. :-) I make mine with a detachable flower that has both a pin AND an alligator clip on the back, so you can change them out and use them in your hair or on your scarf or coat...wherever you want a fun little accent! You can even clip one to a purse!

I plan on adding this item to both my Etsy shop and my Facebook store, so stay tuned! (For a sneak peek, text me at 970-481-3261 and I will send you a pic of one of them!)

I've also been making hair accessories like crazy! I've already listed some in my Facebook store. Click the "Shop Now" tab to see some of them.

You can find my coffee sleeves, cell phone/camera cozies and hair accessories right now at Capture (hats to come soon!)

In the mean time, here are a couple of samples:



Sunday, October 3, 2010

A custom order and a wedding card

This is a sampling of a custom order I made for a customer:



A card I made for a friend's wedding (tulle is all the rage right now and I am LOVING it! :-D )

Thanks for looking! :-)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Halloween and Thank You card

So, since I got the new October 31st Cricut cartridge, I've been itching to make a Halloween card. This was my first design:


It was a bit of a challenge since that cartridge isn't a "feature" one. I basically had to cut the witch out a few different times using different colored paper each time, so I could layer them to make her cape purple and her broom tan.

Then I used Stickles to give it texture and sparkle.

This next card uses a die I bought from MFT's new line, Die-namics. It's the cutest little banner die that cuts banner pieces about 1 inch tall. The letters are from my Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge.


More to come soon! Thanks for looking! :-)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Capture Classes

I've been SUPER busy at Capture, creating some card and page classes!

Here is a look at some of my latest creations!

Upcoming classes:
(To attend a class or purchase a kit, visit We can ship kits if you are not local!)

Shabby Chic Cards:
Masculine Cards:

Stamp Club Cards:

Coffee & Card Club:


Past Classes (kits available):

Girl Mini Album:

Milestone Birthday Cards:

Stamp Club page layout:
Teen Cards:

Past classes that are sold out (they go fast!):

Pregnancy Pages (This pic shows 2 of the 6 pages that were available):

Single page layouts:


Single card:

These kits and more are available at

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

I'm back from my summer hiatus! ;-)

This summer was BUSY for us! Too busy to craft, let alone blog!

But now that Fall is almost here it's time to get back into the swing of things! :-)

I've been happily working on a bunch of new projects that I plan on sharing with you over the next few weeks! And I've been improving some old projects as well (new coffee sleeve designs and crocheted embellishments!)

For now I'll show you my latest fun project: stamped tile coasters!

This is a quick and inexpensive gift item that's super fun (and easy!) to make!

You'll need:

-Tumbled Marble Coasters (available at Lowes in boxes of 9. Couldn't find any at Home Depot. Go through the box first to make sure there are no broken ones!)

-Felt or cork with a sticky back. (This is for the little "feet" on the bottom of coasters to keep them from scratching surfaces.I found mine at Lowes.)

-Stazon ink (available at Capture Scrapbooking)

-Various fun stamps in whatever pattern you like! Acrylic or wood both work just fine, but make sure you have an acrylic block for your stamp if you are using acrylic stamps!

-Colored permanent markers such as Sharpie's (optional)


First, wash your tiles to get rid of the chalky dust and let them air dry.

Next, choose your stamp(s) and how you'd like them to be arranged on your tile.

Load up your stamps with your Stazon ink and start stamping! You'll want to be careful that your stamp doesn't slip (those tiles can be slippery!) and ruin your image. Lift it straight up when you are done to prevent smudging.

Let it dry thoroughly.

Once the ink has dried, you can color it in with your colored markers.

When you are done, you'll want to bake them in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes to set the ink. This will help keep it from fading over time.

Once they have cooled, put the felt or cork backing or "feet" on them and you are done! Easy as that!

Here is a set I made using a now retired stamp set from Close To My Heart:

A closer view:


The felt feet I used:

Thanks for looking and check back soon for more posts and contests!

Happy Crafting!

Monday, June 7, 2010

June Challenge

This month's challenge is an "Inspiration" challenge!

June is a popular month for weddings, and in honor of that, I found a great wedding cake pic to inspire you!


I absolutely ADORE this cake!

Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE black and white color combos. And I love scalloped edges as well. And the small dots incorporated into the scalloped edge and borders. And the beautiful flowers!! (I could go on!)

So as soon as I saw this pic I knew I had to use it as a fun inspiration challenge!

Here is my creation:


I used a background stamp from CTMH to mimic the polka dots on the cake. I also used Stickles in Black Diamond and Tiara to highlight the circle, kind of like the dotted icing does on the scalloped edges.

I also added a large flower, and kept the colors simple, just like the pic of the cake.

So, hopefully you'll get inspired by the pic I've chosen and come up with something fun too, be it a card, a layout, or any other paper crafting creation!

Want to see what you're playing for?

This month, I'm giving away a set of Prima Pebbles!


These little self-adhesive "pebbles" are perfect in the center of flowers and make great accent pieces all by themselves! There are many different styles to choose from, available at Capture.

This set has a swirl pattern in fun summer colors, perfect for any occasion! :)

To participate in the challenge, just make a paper crafted (or digital) creation based on the inspiration pic above, and upload the URL to your pic to the Mr. Linky widget below:

NOTE: Starting this month, I'm making things easier for everyone by incorporating the challenge to the Crafty Kitty Facebook page!

Now there are TWO ways to upload your pics! You can use the Mr. Linky widget, or simply upload your pic on Facebook to my Fan Page to be submitted for the challenge! To post your photo(s) on the Facebook fan page, just visit my page Crafty Kitty and upload your pic directly from your computer on my wall. Be sure to include your name and the date, and a link to your blog if you have one!!

This challenge contest ends Sunday, June 27th at Midnight!

Thanks for playing!


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A Congratulations card (and the May Challenge winner!)

This is a card I made for our babysitter, Amy for graduation. She recently moved away (she's joining the Peace Corp, and right now, she's touring Europe. How cool is that?!?) So, sadly for us, it was also somewhat of a "goodbye" card. :(


For the circles, I used stamps from Technique Tuesday and Basic Grey. The sentiment and stamped flower are from My Favorite Things (now retired).

The white flower is cut from felt and tissue paper on my Cuttlebug. (Man I love that thing! I'm making felt hair barrettes and embellishments next!)

The ruffle is just a crinkled strip of paper glued down with Terrifically Tacky Red Line Tape (available at Capture) and covered at the top with some black ribbon.

Now on to the challenge winner......

Congratulations to Buffie (i.e. Crafty Guam Girl) for winning the May Challenge! She gets a custom made cell phone/camera cozy! Check out her cute card:


Stay tuned for the newest challenge! I'm changing things up a bit and (hopefully) making it easier for more people to participate. More details to come!

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