Saturday, March 31, 2012

My birthday prezzie!!

Hiya hens!! I don't think I mentioned to you all what the DH and Lil' Chick got me for my birthday!! Well, they bought me a Silhouette Cameo.... Eeeeek! I was SO STINKIN' excited to get this gem, you have no idea. If you've not seen this little puppy in action, take a look over at You Tube for a few tutorials. It's absolutely amazing. I've seen the Cricket in action many times but my only reluctance to buying one, was having to buy those expensive cartridges. Ouch!! So once I saw that the Silhouette Cameo doesn't have any cartridges, and you can print any font you have on your computer, plus thousands of images in their on line store for .99 cents or less, I WAS SOLD!! I could buy just the images I wanted and not be limited to cartridges!! HOT DOG!

Now, I'm not proficient with this thing by no means, but I was pretty darn excited to make this cute little Easter bunny card as one of my first attempts with it. I took this chocolate bunny image, flipped him upright, and welded the ears together to make a card. How COOL is this??? Well, maybe not that great, but pretty good for a newbie huh? And way simple to do! I finished by cutting an "internal offset" of the image in white card stock, for the inside. And then using removable adhesive, I stuck the inside cut out on a full size 8 1/2 x 11 piece of card stock and ran it through my printer and printed an Easter greeting on it. It worked perfectly!! Oh, and what little bunny would be complete without a pom-pom for a tail?? Tee-hee! Ok, well I hope you hens have a wonderful weekend! {{{hen hugs}}}

Chocolate Bunny by Lori Whitlock - Silhouette Studio On Line Store; CS - SU Early Expresso, Pink, Neenah Classic Crest White; Pom Pom

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

That's Krafty Thursday #60

WOWZERS!!! Can you hens believe this is the 60th TKT challenge? My how time flies! It seems like just yesterday I announced that Thursdays in the hen house were going to be called That's Krafty Thursdays. I'm so glad you hens enjoy playing along in my TKT challenges too, cuz I {heart} looking at your KRAFTY creations. So, since this is a milestone TKT challenge, I want a record bunch of entries, k? Whoopee! Lot's of eye candy for the Chicken! And to start you off, here's a KRAFTY creation from lil' ol' me. This is Magnum (the cutest cat ever!) from Ladybug Crafts Ink. Did you all know that LCI went digi? Ummmm, how cool is that? Images delivered quickly, no shipping AND you can make them any size you choose! Love that! For my card, I actually combined two images to create this design, one is Catflap Magnum and the other is Birthday Cake Robyn. I really like how this turned out too! Oooooh, I just love it when that happens. Tee-hee! Ok so I started with coloring Magnum and then I cut him out. Next, I colored the balloons from the Robyn image and cut them out as well. I adhered strings behind the balloons and then threaded them through Magnum's paw! I adhered the image inside the square frame to resemble Magnum popping through! I printed the sentiment directly on the DP and adhered the frame and image above the sentiment. I finished by tying a cute bubbly bow with this cute ribbon from the Ribbon Carousel! Woo-hoo! Ok, now it's your turn! It's SUPER EASY to play along in my TKT challenges. Just create any project using Kraft colored card stock and link it up below by Wednesday, April 25th at 7:00pm EST. I'll announce the TOP CHICK PICKS on Thursday April 26th and in addition, the winners will receive Clara The Krafty Chick badge for their blog, so everyone can see they're a Krafty Chick! Awwwwwk! Ok, ya ready? Let's GO!!!
Have a terrific Thursday! {{{hen hugs}}}

Digital Images/Stamps - Ladybug Crafts Ink; CS - SU Kraft & Really Rust; DP - My Minds Eye - Away We Go; Nestabilities; Copics; String; Ribbon - Ribbon Carousel

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

By Lori Designs Blog Hop...

...PLUS a new release and the BESTEST news EVER!!! I'm on the BLD Design Team!!! I know, I know.... SHUT UP right? OMG!! I'm SO STINKIN excited I can't keep my little chicken feet on the ground!!

Ok. so after I came down outta the clouds, I made this Easter card with this SUPER CUTE image called Lollipop Bunny. Swoooooon!!! Oh be still my heart!!! Thump-thump-thump!! I LOVEEEE her cute little polka dot bunny suit. Oh my.... is this gonna be fun working with these images or what?? Woo-hoo! Ok, so back to the hop.... if you came from Sheri's blog, well you're on your way to possibly being the lucky winner of a $20 store credit from ByLoriDesigns. If you didn't get to the hen house via Sheri, then be sure to start back at the beginning HERE and leave a comment on each blog so you can be eligible for the $20 too!!

Now, I'm sure you've been totally captivated by all the YUMMY eye candy on this hop but this is only a small fraction of the adorable images you can find over at ByLoriDesigns.... including this brand spankin new BUG & ROO release HERE!
AWESOME right? OMG, I LOVE em'!!

Ok, now it's time for me to send you off to your next stop along the hop to the ever so talented LORi

HOLD ON to your roosts cuz' she's gonna WOW you for sure!! Have a TEE-RIFIC Tuesday!
{{{hen hugs}}}

Digital Image - ByLoriDesigns; CS - Neenah Classic Crest White, Pink; DP - MME Dolled Up; Ribbon - Paper Trey Ink; Copics; Nestabilities

Monday, March 26, 2012

Save the Date!

Mornin' hens!! Wow, it's been awhile since you've heard that, huh? I'm so sorry. I guess you could say, I FLEW THE COOP! *snort* The DH and I took a little mini vacation and had a wonderful time. We rode the Harley all around Central Florida near the Ocala area, it's so pretty there with all the hills! Oh and you'll never believe this, but on one of our little adventures, we found the My Favorite Things stamp boutique! Not only that, but I met Kim van der Sanden and her whole family too! They were so nice to us. And before you ask, YUP, I came home with a whole bunch of new stamps! Good thing they don't take up much room because those saddlebags aren't that big, ya know! Hmmmmph! It was great to get away, but since our return home, I've been PREOCCUPIED with these little jewels....

Now, they may not seem like that big of a deal, but after you've made 50 of these puppies you'll be seein' flowers in your sleep!! Seriously!! Lil' Chick's wedding colors are mocha, peach and cream. She asked that I incorporate Kraft CS into her "Save the Dates" and invitations too. Ahhhhhh! You can bet that makes Momma Chick super happy! Tee-hee! Me loveeeee Kraft!! Hey, do you think Lil' Chick was butterin' me up so I'd do these? Uh-huh, I think so too! (I told you she was smart!) Ok, so I saw this design over at Silke's blog HERE and I just switched up the orientation and colors a bit to fit with the wedding colors. I printed the words Save the Date on the card stock first, and then using my Stamp-a-ma-jig, stamped the image over top. Then using the die that matches this SU stamp set, I cut each image out. The background is done with an SU embossing folder. Inside each card is a business card magnet made with Kraft card stock as well. They turned out really cute but I must say, I'm so glad they're finished and I can get back to my normal crafting!! Sorry, but mass production just isn't much fun, even if it is for Lil' Chick!!

Wedding news update: Lil' Chick found a dress!! OMG!! It's the most stunning dress EVER!! And the best part is, she LOVED it so much, she didn't want to take it off in the boutique!! *snort* We had so much fun that day! I bet she tried on 25 dresses and I think the girl helping her was having just as much fun as she was, because Lil' Chick was so open minded about the whole process! She didn't have any preconceived ideas and was willing to try anything! It was a BLAST!

Well, that's all from the hen house today, but be sure to check back in tomorrow because I have some SUPER excited news to share with you! Until then.... {{{hen hugs}}}

Stamps - SU Apothecary Art; Dies - SU Framelits Labels; CS - SU Kraft; Copics; Embossing Folder - SU; Ribbon - SU Chocolate Chip Satin

Thursday, March 15, 2012

TKT #59 Winners!!

Ding, ding, ding!!! We have ourselves some winners to announce!! OMG, were these entries FAB or what? You hens are UHMAZIN' to me! Keep 'em comin', ok?

So on to this weeks TOP CHICK PICKS!!! (Drum roll pleeeeeeease........)

CONGRATULATIONS Tracy, Michele and Cheryl!

Aren't they the CUTEST?? Oh man, I'm in LUV!! You can stop by each of their blogs, just by clicking on the thumbnails above, and see the full sized card and all the details too! Oh and leave 'em a {{{hen hug}}} or two while you're there!
Thank you to ALL the hens that played along this week. I'm so sorry I didn't get to leave a comment on all the blogs (I was on a little vaca with the DH!) but please know, I LOVED them all and I thoroughly enjoy looking at all your KRAFTY entries. I hope you all have a wonderful day! {{{hen hugs}}}

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cracked Egg Chick!

...and your That's Krafty Thursday reminder too! Isn't this little chick a real cutie? This is another one of the SUPER CUTE images from Purple Onion Designs - Stephanie Ackeman line. This image is called "Cracked Egg Chick" and is part of a great deal going on right now over at Purple Onion Designs, where you can get all three cracked egg images for only $8.50! Woo-hoo! Now that's a deal! Whoah, hold on now, before you hens fly over to the Purple Onion Design website and get your own cracked egg chick, let me tell ya about my card first! Tee-hee! Ok, I stamped the image onto some Neenah Classic Crest CS and colored it with my Copics. I sponged some distress ink around the edges and stitched the image onto some hot pink CS. Then I adhered the image to this cute DP I found in my scrap paper bundle. I adhered this DP to a SU Kraft CS card base and added some crocheted lace and this pretty peach satin ribbon. To finish, I rounded the corners, punched a tiny tag and hand wrote the Happy Easter. Isn't it CUTE? I just love it! Now that I've got your MOJO revved up, it's your turn! Vroom-vroom! LOL! Be sure to link your card on my TKT#59 post below prior to the March 14th deadline at 7:00pm EST. Ok, NOW you can fly over to Purple Onion Designs to get your own Cracked Egg Chick! Woo-hoo! Have a TERRIFIC Thursday! {{{hen hugs}}}

Supplies: Rubber Stamp - Purple Onion Designs; CS - SU Kraft, Pink, Neenah Classic Crest; Corner Chomper; Crocheted Lace - Spare Parts; Ribbon - Offray; Tag Punch - Martha Stewart; Copics; Distress Ink

Thursday, March 1, 2012

That's Krafty Thursday #59

You're not OLD..... you're just collecting WRINKLES!!! LOL! Oh man, don'tcha just LOVE Gus? He's one of my favorite images from Bugaboo Stamps! (y'all know Stella is my other FAV!). Tee-hee! I bet you'd never guess the two CRANKIEST, SASSIEST, RUDEST characters are my favorites, huh? *snort* Yup, that's me! Ok, so are you hens all fired up for another KRAFTY challenge? Ok, you're on! Let the KRAFTINESS begin....

And here's some inspiration to get the ball rollin'. As I mentioned, this is Gus from Bugaboo Stamps. Did ya check out those cute legs of his? Bwah-ha-ha-ha! I printed Gus onto this label included in the Simple Stories - "Generations" 6x6 paper pack and colored him with my Copics. This card is for a good friend of the DH, who's turning 60 this week. When I saw the numbers on this label, I thought of making the 6, a 60! And to make it a focal point (ain't I sweet to rub it in?), I added some Stickles and made a frame using my SU scalloped punch too! To finish, I stitched around the edges and added this cute ribbon! I know, the DH doesn't think ribbons should be on guy cards but I couldn't resist! And he actually didn't say a thing about it, other than he liked the card! Yay!

Ok, now it's your turn! Come on and play along with the hens! It's SUPER EASY to play.... Just make a project using Kraft colored card stock and link it below by 7:00pm EST on Wednesday, March 14 and I'll pick my TOP CHICK PICKS on Thursday, March 15 and post the winners right here on my blog. The winners will also receive Clara, The Krafty Chick badge to display on their blog side bar so the whole world can see YOU are a Krafty Chick! Ready to get started? Woo-hoo! Let's go!

Digital Images - Bugaboo Stamps, Stamping Bella (Happy Birthday sentiment); CS - SU Kraft & Cherry Cobbler ; DP - Simple Stories; Copics; Ribbon - Stamp Simply Ribbon; Chipboard Numbers; Stickles