Saturday, March 23, 2013

What a Totally "Owl" Some week!!

Between starting a new job, teaching this week's craft group, creating a special project (more on this at a later date!) AND working on my first COL for Creative Kuts I was pretty busy! I'm still trying to nail down my new schedule but I thought it was going to be a LOT crazier!! LOL

What I wanted to share with you today is the new Totally Owl-Some layout from Creative Kuts. The detail in this file is spectacular! I had so much fun picking out paper this week. I took my daughter to the store with me and she found a great pad from's called Once Upon A Time and it is BEAUTIFUL!! You can see two of the papers in this picture - they are the ones on top.

I got to cutting and had to think quick to keep track of all of the do you keep track? I ended up going with the mini zip top snack bags.

While we were at the store I picked up some ink pads. Up until now I was just using markers. I LOVE how all of the inking looks on the lay outs! You can also see where I added some detail with my pens.

These owls are just too cute for words!

I just LOVE how this layout turned out! Super cute and super fun!

I also wanted to let you know that Creative Kuts is having a GREAT sale right now! Spend a minimum of $15 and get 50% off your entire purchase just use the code: SPRING during checkout! Head on over and take a look! Their files are the BEST!!

Have a great night!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Hoppy Easter....

Some Bunny Loves You!!

I LOVE this weeks BAP from Creative Kuts! The bunny is SO cute! Are you imagining it yet with different papers?? I am! In fact, I had a REALLY hard time choosing which papers to use. The look will change dramatically depending on what combination of paper you use.

Once I narrowed my choices down the rest was a piece of cake. The file cut beautifully and have to love that! Before I put all of the pieces together, I lightly inked all of the edges to give it a little POP.

And it went together as easily as it cut. :-) If you want, just keep it as a decorated door hanger. Either way, this bunny is just too cute!

Until next time!


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What does being Creative mean to you?

When my daughter was little I received a piece of advice that I LOVE. I can't even remember what decision I was struggling with but someone wise told me:

Creativity Can Only Flourish Where Boundaries Exist

Not only did this apply to my daughter and how she was raised but I see it working everyday in my life. In regards to crafting I'm always looking to create something within my boundaries, usually it's HOW can I make "XX" without running out to the store to buy more "things." How can I make this project work for me? Do I have to learn something new or can I take what I already know and apply it here? If I have so buy something new, can I use this item in more than one way? Is it a multi-tasker? 

I'm trying REALLY hard not to be a crafting hoarder! LOL There are so many projects that are just BEAUTIFUL and I want to try everything. :-) Pinterest? I can be there for hours!

So I guess to me being creative is not just making something beautiful but also seeing if I can make it using supplies that I already have on hand. Once I make something I will reevaluate and if I need to take a trip to Michael's then I will.

What do you think? What does being creative mean to you?

Until next time!


Saturday, March 9, 2013

Shadow Box

I have been playing a lot with designing my own SVGs. For this project I took inspiration from several shadow boxes that I have seen for sale and wanted to try and create my own. I kept it very simple and just created as I went.
The box is 8x8 with different size cubbies built in. I cut "liners" for each opening and glued them together.
Then I put a backing on to pull it all together. I am really surprised at how sturdy this has turned out. I still have some more tweaking to do. I went back in and enlarged the glue tabs. I also am going to add a couple of holes to the top so I can add ribbon for a hanger.20130225_093857
Though I do think for my first test drive at a shadow box this has really turned out well!
Let me know what you think!


Easter Card

Good morning and happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing another cute project from Creative Kuts. It is an adorable Easter Egg Slider Card that is super easy to put together. The exciting news is that as soon as I posted the finished project over at the Creative Kuts Fan Page they asked if I would like to join their design team.....ummm let me think about that for a second.......


I was very flattered and excited that they liked what I did with their file. :-) I really liked the fact that I was able to use up some of the beautiful paper scraps that I had been holding onto. They were just too beautiful to throw away and I KNEW that I would be able to find a project to use them on!!

All of the eggs are actually from one sheet of paper, I just moved each file around the mat so I could cut exactly where I wanted.

Once I started glueing everything together I realized that I wanted to have "pop" on some of the pieces so I inked the edges to add depth.

Isn't it the sweetest thing? The inking really added the definition I was looking for. I'm always excited when a simple technique can add so much to a project!

Until next time.....


Friday, March 8, 2013

Welcome to Christy's Crafty Corner

Hi! I've been wanting to start blogging for a while but now that I've really gotten into papercrafting it is really time to start. :-)

While my current focus is papercrafting I really like anything creative. I've tried a lot of crafts and just love the process of creating something beautiful.

Thank you for joining me on my adventure and I look forward to sharing my projects with you!