Monday, May 21, 2018

Custom Challenge

   Last week I was offered a custom order for pop-up cards for orchestra leaders. I can say I was super happy with how they came out and I have only ever created one pop-up card before.  I have a short video of the card inaction on my Instagram page.   

   I created some of the cards with a lady pop-up and some with a gentleman pop-up. 
    I love when I can create something to help someone else's vision comes to life. If you want to check out my Etsy shop check MJ's Kraze. I am always open to custom orders. 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

National Scrapbook Day Recap

   Hello everyone, I took a little crafty hiatus in April so I didn't lose the creativity on National Scrapbook Day. I spent all day Saturday scrapbooking and still took breaks for cooking. 

   I got to do a scraplift and this page of my dad as a little boy has to be one of my favorite layouts that I had did that day. 

   I was able to get my past birthday scrapped.
   The "celebrate" on the large photo is one that I brush-lettered. I am currently learning it and so far I am loving it. 

    The last set of pages I created was about Easter.
   I had to make a card on this day. Of course, I created this and missed the deadline for entering it in the challenge.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Here's The Scoop Card

   At the moment, I am loving all things stamping so I have been organizing them. I had a shocking realization that I have over 130 stamp sets and recently I bought myself some new stamps at Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com as a birthday gift to me.

   Here is a card that I made for my brother's upcoming birthday. He is a big foodie and dog lover so I thought these stamp sets that I used were a perfect match to him. 
 Supplies: cardstock (My Mind's Eye and The Paper Studio), journaling card (Becky Higgins), stamps (Simon Says Stamp and Altenew), tools: MISTI, markers (Spectrum Noir), stamping ink (Hero Arts and Momento), and washi tape (Scotch Brand Expressions)

   I am loving the Altenew inside sentiment stamp set. I see a ton of use of this set in the future. 

Monday, March 26, 2018

Early Spring Fever & Flooding

   When I saw this sketch from My Creative Scrapbook I knew what photo I was going to use. 
   Here is my take on the layout. I kept the embellishments to the minimum. 
Supplies: pattern paper (American Crafts and Photo Play Paper), stickers (Fancy Pants Designs and A Beautiful Mess), sequins (SpiegelMom Scraps), journaling card (Becky Higgins and Simple Stories), stitching template ( American Crafts), typewriter (We R Memory Keepers), and embroidery floss

   I love the look of the imperfection of the typewriter has, no matter how many times I strike the wrong key I keep on typing and don't worry over the misspellings. 

   I love the sequin stars raining from the clouds. 


Sunday, March 25, 2018

Be Happy A New Range

   Since cooking is a big part of my life and is something that I truly enjoy I thought it was time to document the new oven range we upgraded to two years ago. I used a Let's Get Sketchy March 15 sketch. 
   
   Here is my take on it. I used some old paper scraps on this page. I still love the first collection I ever got from Cosmo Cricket. 
 Supplies: cardstock The Paper Studi), pattern paper (Cosmo Cricket and My Mind's Eye), stickers (Basic Grey, American Crafts, MAMBI and ?), brads (eyelet company and Crate Paper), frame (?), doily (Doodlebug Designs), embroidery floss (We R Memory Keepers), tools (We R Memory Keepers)

   

   I used a bunch of different pattern paper strips to create the diagonal design. 

   I am loving the frame punch board so I can't seem to make a layout without using a frame of some sort. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Sunday's Best

      The layout I am about to share today originally was going to be about our worst rain in Feb. of 2018 but the papers I decided to use dictated a different path so I had to change photos. I used the Stuck? Sketches Mar. 1 challenge 
   Here is my take, as you can see a rain/flooding picture wouldn't have worked that well with all the colors I chose.
Supplies: cardstock (Bazzill Basics), pattern paper (Fancy Pants Designs and Crate Paper), die cuts (Heidi Swapp, Pretty Little Studio, and Chic Tags), embroidery floss (We R Memory Keepers),  foam squares, foil (Heidi Swapp), tools (Minc), stickers (Fancy Pants Designs and A Beautiful Mess), doily (DoodleBug Designs), and mist (Tattered Angels) 

   The layers here just make me my heart happy. I hand cut the circles and flowers and add some foam adhesive to give it a little dimension. I add a stitched circle to ground the design. 

   The foil butterfly was done with the Minc. I love that machine but wished it didn't draw so much energy, it also causes my lights to flicker. Now I either run during the day so that is the only thing on or a night with a flashlight, aka tablet light. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Lemon & Custard

   Last month was the yearly making of Packzi, baked filled doughnuts.  I try to document this baking treat every year. It is the only time of the year there are doughnuts in the house. 
Supplies: pattern paper (Crate Paper and American Crafts), stickers (Fancy Pants Designs, Pink Paislee, A Beautiful Mess and Pink Fresh), ephemera (Canvas Corps.), doily (DoodleBug Designs), flair (Clique Kits), die cuts (Pretty Little Studio), frames (Crate Paper and Heidi Swapp), tools sewing machine and Minc) and sequins (SpiegelMom Scraps)

   Here is a closer look. I am loving the mirror stickers.

   I love the splatter, sequins scatter and the mix sewing machine stitching.