Quickie Grad Card & a fond farewell to KennyKStamps

I had a request for a last minute graduation card last week, and this was what I made her. I already knew the perfect image for it, “Graduation Girl” by KennyK the young lady in question looks just like her. So I grabbed that… and a few more * whistles innocently. Hey Cmon.. the store is closing … and they are such a deal… and I had a few spare bucks in my paypal…. How could I NOT go shop the closing down sale and grab as many as I could before they are gone?? what am I .. crazy, me an lil man love our KennyK’s ??? LOL

Ok so here it is.. it’s a super simple card Image was print and cut on the Cricut, then colored with Chameleon pens and a detailer.  Mounted on a panel of this cute Preschool type paper with apples and math  on it… and mounted on a simple top fold card.  The inside had a  simple sentiment and  a money pocket added..and I used these fab foiled star and balloon stickers that I have in my stash from Walmart that I got on clearance.  Absolutely love those foiled stickers, so useful.  I added a few more balloons and stars to the edge of the envelope.


Be sure to drop over and check out the fab closing down sale and Facebook party over at KennyK stamps…

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Cricut Mystery Box – MARVEL SUPERHEROS!!! and a Trade up deal

Oh YEAH !!  Now this is a mystery box I need to own…. Have you seen what’s coming up in the new Cricut Mystery Box for April 2017.  That’s right, on top of the regular April Box which is supplies… see previous mystery box post… there is now this fab new box this month.

Marvel Digital Cartridges.  Yup from what I can tell there will be 3 digital sets valued at approx $69.99 for … $39.99.  So if you, like me have a little Superhero fanatic, this would be a great one to grab.  *Please note that the content is all cutting images – no printable images

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Cricut Marvel-themed Digital Mystery Box for $39.99

Free shipping to US and Canada with code CRICUTANNIVERSARY

Trade up your old machine and get $50 off Explore Air 2 Mint Everything Bundle

Time to trade up to a newer model Cricut, looking to retire your old Expression?? grab your trade up deal with this $50 off deal and see what all the fuss is about with the Explore Print & Cut feature.  You will LOVE it!

and Vinyl & Iron-on is on sale  30% off too…. why are you still here???? lol

Cupcake thief foiled !! Cupcake Stand SVG

I had to fight off a cupcake thief to take this project photo…. nothing is safe in this house. I have always had a problem with having project photos photobombed by the li’l guy and his menagerie of toys and figures, but this one takes the biscuit.. .. well Chocolate Chocolate Muffin to be precise.  No that is not a typo, it’s a Double Chocolate Muffin….I can’t really blame him for trying to run off with it, they are yummy !

I had this fun little quick n easy  cupcake stand file to  make up, so I grabbed a Muffin the li’l guy made  and used that for my photo… damned if I didn’t see a set of sticky fingers run up and try and grab it right in front of the camera lol.
cup_muffinanywho….  this is a really simple cut file by Rae Carr over at CraftsUPrint… I doubled up my cut to make this gold glitter version… but if you have double sided paper, or are using plain card stock, you won’t need to do that.  I simply attached the two sections with tape  and assembled it.

I have an urge to recreate this in a multi-tiered version to see how it would  work out on a large scale.  It would be a fun one for kids birthday parties, school parties, Family get together, possibly done with a wipe-able platform for multiple use. …. so stay tuned for that one.

Very quick and easy project, simple materials, easy assembly… and definitely a good basic cut to have on hand.

Cut File – 671 Cupcake Stand 1 avaialble in various cut file formats
Card Stock – Gold glitter card, local Dollar Store
Tape Runner – Zig Photo Tape

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My Blitsy sleepover Black Friday Haul

Just in case hubby peeks at this…. THANK YOU honey ..it’s perfect.. just what I hoped you would get me for Christmas LOL

I was naughty.. not THAT naughty.. but naughty….  but if I get me some Golden Scissors and  won the $1000 prize..oh hell yeah..I could spend that in under 15 minutes lol.

I picked up the We R Memory Keepers Laser Square I have been covetingblitsylasera new extended platform for my Big Shot.. badly needed
A gelli print plate which will be fun to use with the little guy and something I have  been dying to try
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A Hampton Art Stamp Perfect Tool

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..and a couple of little dies including this oneblitsyleaves

I have a packet coming tomorrow with my first order too…

You still have time to go grab some great deals.. Free Shipping on orders over $29.99 AND

new faster shipping/processing times too…. 🙂

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Blitsy Black Friday Sneak Peek Giveaway

Have you entered yet? if not.. why not? and while you are there be sure to RSVP to the Sleepover “Pajama” party and also enter for another chance to get a pair of the much coveted Golden Scissors.  What is so special about the golden scissors? well apart from the fact a crafter NEVER has too many pairs of scissors… these scissors enter you  for a chance at winning the Grand Prize of a $1000 shopping spree.

There are lots of ways you can try and get your mitts on a pair…

Enter the giveaway, shop at Blitsy through November for a chance to find a pair which they are hiding in random orders…. attend the Pajama Party …. or watch their Monday live videos on Facebook.

Last year was my first PJ party and it was a hoot… so if you  fancy a fun night with a tonne of other awesome crafty friends… be sure to join in.  the party starts at 11pm on Thanksgiving Night and continues  till the wee hours  with product showcases, giveaways and the crafting project contests.  so get your Jammies ready.. it’s gonna be a fun night.
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It’s been a crazy month…. update news!

updatesSome of you already know from the Crafting Circle Facebook Page that October was a CraZEEEEE month here  and may have noticed the slow down in posting recently… but thankfully most of that is  taken care of now and aside from the unpacking reorganizing and some maintenance work that needs to be done this month….. I’m back on track and raring to go again.  November will be a crazy month for great deals just in time for Christmas..so I’ll be updating banners and affiliate shopping pages etc. this month and hopefully we’ll find some great deals.

The new Blitsy store page just went up..  I am so excited about this years Blitsy Pyjama Party.  If you haven’t  ever attended one.. you really should try and join in..it’s a lot of fun, lots of great crafters, craft challenges and product info allll night long ..as well as some great Black Friday deals..and of course..THOSE SCISSORS… just one of the great things you can win at the PJ Party and possibly in your order.

I’ll be updating a lot of the affiliate banners, adding in some fab  new vendors too… some are affiliates..some will just be  vendors I really love to shop  at myself.  Be sure to check back throughout the month, or subscribe to the blog for email updates on  new posts etc.

I am cutting back on my DT  projects a bit and will be concentrating more on other avenues … so don’t worry ..there will still be lots of projects.. but more variety and  hopefully some fun new things to try.

I’ll be working on some fun Christmas gift and Decor projects with the lil guy in the next month so  I hope you enjoy those too.  He is 4 and a half now so we are starting to experiment more with new ideas….and of course Art Abandonment projects… we’ll be doing more of those in 2017 too.

For anyone who is interested.. maybe even some fun video spots in the  future..  We don’t do serious..so expect them to be lighthearted and fun….and probably MESSY !! lol

Oh.. and for anyone who is interested .. the shaker card windows / pouches probably won’t be available again till after Christmas.  There is one left on Ebay and I probably won’t be restocking these again on Ebay till the new year. …sooo if you wanted a pack between now and January you can PM me on Facebook and see if I have any available.  I’ve been planning to add some new shapes and sizes in  but  just haven’t had time.. so hopefully those will also be available in the New Year.

It’s time again!!! Blitsy PJ Party

blitsyCome on over and join in this years event. Blitys sleepover Event – Black Friday I attended last year for the first time and it was fun, and I met a lot of cool people too.  Aside from the great atmosphere, the chance to check out loads of great deals ..there are of course… The GOLDEN SCISSORS !!!!

A chance to win a pair of golden Scissors, also puts you in the running to win a $1000 shopping spree .. one lucky winner  from all of the golden scissors winners will be picked on Christmas day.

So come on over and join in the fun,   RSVP now  and get your Jammies ready!!

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Humorous 3 Column Stepper card

Oh what fun I had with this one…. another one of the fun cut files I picked up with my CraftsUPrint winnings  🙂

This card design has so many possibilities; I kept this one pretty “PC”  but the potential for sarcastic humor …. limited only by your own imagination.  The base card itself is so versatile for any occasions… cute, sweet, sassy and downright naughty…. and suitable for any occasion.  I can see me using this design in future projects.

The images, as I am sure most of you are already aware of ….Bugaboo Stamps.  How could I not include good ol’ Stella in a card like this.  These were colored with Zig Kurecolor and Chameleon markers and a touch of Marvy detailer & Wink of Stella.  I then scanned and reprinted them with the border at the size I needed for the columns. I left the space below the images blank specifically for  adding in other  less PC humor,  but of course that is entirely optional.

The CraftsUPrint cut file  by Rae Carr was cut on the Cricut Explore, on an 11×17 sheet of Neenah 110lb card stock to create an oversized card.

The title was designed in PSP and printed  then layered on.

The speedometer features a moving needle for that personal touch..with a cute inlaid pearl heart brad .. to soften the blow LOL.

More details and supply links below.
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Card Stock:   Neenah 11×17  bought on Ebay

Card Base:
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“A pair of step cards”  by Rae Carr

 

 

 

 

 

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Colored with: Chameleon  Markers, Zig Kurecolor, Maryv Detailer and Wink of Stella

Miscellaneous: 

Heart shaped Recollections brad with inlaid pearl hear from Michaels
Zig Photo Tape

 

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Challenges:

corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot

livelaughstamp.blogspot

CAAB House Warming Party Card

Well I can’t always keep my sense of humor under control… so when I saw this new image in the CAAB ( Cute As A Button) new releases..I just had to do it.

We’ve all heard the saying “Not enough room to swing a cat” when referring to small houses and apartments…. so this appealed to  my warped humor.  Of course being a cat woman type of character… one couldn’t possibly swing a cat anyway… but we could swing a bat *grin

….so here she is Catwoman who “couldn’t  swing a bat in here”  House Warming Invitation, my DT New Release project for May.  The inside front cover is perfect for adding in the party details.

I love the peekaboo cutout, it reminds me of the old  spotlights used to chase down the villains in the classic Superhero cartoons.  This card would be great for a villains and hero’s fancy dress  party invite too.  I had a lot of fun with this project, I hope you  like the results.

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Cute As A Button Store

Cure As A Button Facebook Group

Challenges entered:

craftycreationschallenges No.315

craftingwithanattitude No 15

www.2creativechicks.com

classicdesignteamchallenge May 2016

Crazy, but fun KennyK layered digi stamp project

One of the Club KennyK facebook members issued a fun  “one a day” KennyK digi coloring challenge.. you didn’t have to do them all each day.. but the goal was to do 29 in February… I finished mine up with a 17 digi project piece… LOL

My last 16…. and a bonus image !

I printed this off at 3am yesterday morning… colored till 5am and then finished it off last night.  I had to stop because I was going cross eyed lol.  I’ll double matt this one and hang it on my wall to remind myself what happens when you get a bit over enthusiastic  haha

This image is built in about 20 layers ..  it takes a while to jiggle them around to get them all in the right place and layered correctly.. but worth the effort.

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Lighting wasn’t great…. but here is the final  image .. there is no toning down the Funk LOLkk_retake

The March Freebie image “SAFARI GUY” is in this motley crew, so be sure to sign up for the newletter.

Images used can be found at http://www.kennykstamps.com

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