Sunday, July 31, 2011

Simple Thanks...

It has been awhile since I made a simple card.  One with the main focus of a simple shape and a simple sentiment.  I went digging through my scraps and came up with this card.
My husband has been watching the kids today, so I can get some crafting time in.  I was about to crank out a few cards.  As I was wrapping up, I realized that I rounded the corners on most of the cards.  I use to not do this (mainly because I didn't have the corner punch), but now I am addicted!  I love the look! 

Bazzill Cardstock (Brown and blue)
Mohawk Cardstock (white)
Ditto Stamp (flower)
Studio G Stamp (Thanks)
Paper Studio Inks

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Happy 75th Birthday!

Last week my grandmother turned 75!  I can place all the blame onto her for getting me into the papercrafting world!  She has been making cards for years! (In fact, I have a box..or two... of all the cards she has made for myself and kiddos.)  I used American Crafts papers for the card.
Also, from American Crafts, I used Thickers. The stamp is from Studio G. 

One of the trends that I have been using is fussy-cutting.  Using one of the flowers in the patterned, I fussy-cut the layered flower next to the bracket (Spellbinders die-cut).

Hope you had a great birthday Granny!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Baby you're the one...

So I have been cranking out projects this week!  I need to send a special Thank You to my wonderful husband, for giving the time I was craving locked up in my craft room!
I LOVE Lily Bee Designs!  The vintage feel of the papers, the colors, what more can you ask for?  I created this following layout using "This & That" papers.

All the papers are from Lily Bee.  Along with the red alpha stickers and the stamp.  I also used AC Thickers and Cosmo Cricket small alphas. To add a little 3D to the page, I made the flower at the top of the page using a Fiskar circle punch and Basic Grey button.

I also use decorative scissors to cut the edge of the photo mat. I simply folded the edge over and inked the scallops, so they would stand out more.

Have a great one!

Introducing Wedding Wednesdays!

Since 2008, I have been creating handmade wedding invitations.  I mean truly handmade.  I cut and glue the pieces.  If there is a graphic on the invite, it is hand-stamped by me.  I have been having a blast creating wedding invitations for a number of brides.  My goal is to be able to widen my selection and start to make digital graphic design invitations. Please feel free to visit my etsy shop: Kissin' Krafts .

One of my most popular invitations is the "Michelle".  It is a triple-layered invitation using textured cardstocks. 
Please come back every Wednesday to see more wedding invitations!  I am having a blast working with a variety of brides.  I cannot wait to see what the future has in store for Kissin' Krafts.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great one!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

One of a Kind...

I am trying to upgrade my level of scrapbooking expertise to at least immediate.  I have not completed too many LOs, but I am getting braver on trying to techniques.  I might be a little behind the scrapbooking times, but I am having fun trying to catch up.  Here is a LO I made using My Little Shoebox papers.

I am addicted to finding new ways to make flowers.  You can never have enough flowers, right?? 

My Little Shoebox papers
AC and The Paper Studio letters
Misc. chipboard flowers, buttons, brad and ribbon

Friday, July 22, 2011

Trend of die-cut cards...I'm finally there!

I am in love with kraft cardstock.  I tend to use it for all my cards.  It is a habit that I should break...but why stop something that's so good! Although, I did do something that is out of my comfort zone.  I decided it was time to use a die-cut to make the card itself.  I broke out my Spellbinders to start this card.  I must say that I might get addicted to the shaped cards, a nice break from rectangle/square cards!!!! Here is my creation with Adornit Vintage Groove:

Supplies also used:
Buttons - Basic Grey
Alpha Letters - Cosmo Cricket

Frosted Designs - Buttons

Monday, July 18, 2011


So I have been avoiding doing some work with the wedding business.  The last few days, I have been cranking out scrapbook pages and cards like crazy!  Why go back to work, when I am having too much fun crafting? (Psss... not too much fun!)  Here is the LO that I used the Adornit Vintage Groove Collection.
I have been waiting to find the right papers for these pictures!

Supplies: Adornit- Vintage Groove
Letter Stickers - The Paper Studio
"Together" Sticker - Unknown

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Look Who is two...

I am a fan of Jillibean Soup!  I love the colors they tend to use and I absolutely love that they go GREAT with kraft cardstock (my fav to use for cards)!  I used my fav technique (paper piecing) to complete the owl. Here is a pic of a card I made for my adorable niece, Moxie!
Along the variety of Jillibean papers, I used AC Thickers for the number and Cosmo Cricket small alphas for the lettering. I found a template for the owl online...once I find it again, I will link it up!

Pile It On : Fav Technique
Deep Ocean Challenge : Cards
Catch the Bug : Clean and Simple
Mark's Finest Papers : Die-cut as a Background
Cupcake Craft : Pick any past challenge (#29 - include a number)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Getting back into the groove...

So I have been absent from blogging for a while now, but did not stop creating!  Life has been crazy the last few months.  However, I have been able to get things back in a working order and cannot wait to re-join the blogging world! I am currently working on re-vamping my ETSY shop and blog.  Really excited about how it is all coming together, but still a work in progress.

Here is one of my latest LO using Echo Park's Little Boy collection:

I also used border punches (by Fiskars and EK Success) and circle punch (Fiskars).