Saturday, August 3, 2013

Kraftie Kre8ations Design Team Intro Blog Hop

Welcome to the Kraftie Kre8ations Design Team Intro Blog Hop!!!  Be sure to read all the way through for your chance to win some Stampin Up product!  Here are links for our for our wonderful groups:

Hopefully, you found your way here from Paula's blog:
If not I have a complete list of the participants at the end of this post.  Today's assignment was to create an ATC.  I have never made an ATC!  I have been wanting to try them and I had some blanks already to go...So all week I have been playing and playing.  Here are the first three projects that I created:

I used a Tim Holtz Sizzix diecut and keyhole mover and shaper.  Graphic 45 paper behind the keyhole from Le Cirque Collection.  I believe the key and bling are from Hobby Lobby and miscellaneous fiber.  The stamps are two different 7 Gypsies collections.

* What is your scrapbook "kryptonite"?

I would not say I have any one thing that makes me cringe when designing.  I like to use a lot of different techniques and brands.  One thing that always fails for me is stamping in a scrapbook layout. It always seems to go wrong!  I try and try, there's a mess on my desk now from my last attempt.

* What do you listen to or watch while your scrap and WHY?

Most of the time I listen to music.  I used to scrap in front of the television and I find I get much more done with music.  I listen to Sirius/XM, Pandora and old school cd's!  I listen to all kinds of music it just depends on my mood!  Jazz, blues, rock n roll, rockabilly, bluegrass or world music:  there is not much I don't like!

Here I used some more Graphic 45 Paper, Hobby Lobby ribbon, Tim Holtz embellishments:  metal and diecuts, scraps, more 7 Gypsies stamps and an Inkadinkado "world tour".

* How do you jump start your creativity when you find that it is missing?

I usually just start to organize my stash.  It doesn't take to long until I run across something I forgot I had and I am inspired to create!

*  At what time of day are you most creative, or do you prefer to create?

I am a morning person and would love to start every day in my craft room, but that usually only happens on Saturdays when I don't have children's sporting events.  So I try to catch an hour or so after work before dinner.

This one uses more 7 Gypsies stamps, Hobby Lobby gears, Graphic 45 paper, Yellow Bicycle wooden pin, international postage and vintage buttons from my personal stash laced with floss.

* What is your favorite technique(s) to use right now and why? What are some tried and true techniques you love to use?

Embossing folders are my latest have to have!  I can't get enough!  I use them in scrapbooking and card making.  I am also getting into more textures in general with burlap and ribbons.  Wet embossing is my tried and true technique.  You just can't match the combination of glitter and texture on your stamped image to really make it stand out.  I usually end up playing with various inks and colors and also embossing powders.  By the way all of my successful scrapbooking/stamping combo pages have used wet embossing.  Although, I must say I chalk the edges of everything!!!  I would say that is my number one go-to technique for EVERYTHING, it is such second nature I forgot it for a minute.  I chalk photos, paper,embellishments, ribbons, everything!

Your next stop is  Charmagne Welch's blog:

Thanks for visiting and in case you get, lost here's a list of all the participants:

Shavon Borders: START HERE
Meka Matthews:
La-Vie Borde-Perry:
Lyne Schnable-Blodgett:
Carolyn Smith:
Paula Jennings:
Alicia O'Bryant:
Charmagne Welch:
Kisha Taylor:
Kraftie Kre8ations:

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  1. Excellent hop! I’m so excited to get to know you all better and to serve on the KK8 DT with you.

    La-Vie B.
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

  2. Alicia, girl you are rocking :-) Your work is amazing!

  3. I love your snazzy style! The shape of your ATC is very unique and you pulled it off successfully. Thanks so much for sharing. Blessings to you!

    Scrappy hugs,
    Christel a.k.a. Scrappin' Sista

  4. I know what you mean about stamping in scrapbooks, I call it distress after a disaster, ha ha ha.

  5. wow! your projects really jump out at ya!! love them!! awesome job! nice to get to know you a little better too! thanks for sharing your projects and your life with us!

  6. Awesome ATC's and thank you for sharing about your life.


  7. This was my first attempt at an ATC too. I love yours. You did so many. Took me all day to just do the one...I am not used to working tiny. For embossing folders hurry hurry hurry over to as until August 4 they have a HUGE selection of embossing folders on sale for $1.97 each. I just got my package from them and can't wait to open it and see all the new ones I ordered!

  8. Your ATC's are amazing! hard to believe you've never created them before!

  9. Your ATC cards are wonderful great job and welcome to the group!!!!

  10. Ur ATCs are all really cool. Love all the things u use on them!

  11. Super fun ATC's. You did a great job. TFS>

    Cheri - John 3:16