Saturday, November 16, 2013

KKS 8 Swatch Book of Thankfulness

This month, the KK8 team is making swatch books so that we can write what we are thankful for. I'm thankful for friends and family and the beautiful life I am fortunate enough to live everyday. What are you thankful for?

My swatch book was created from cardstock. it folds outward, so that once everyone has written their thankful thoughts, they can be seen while the book is sitting out on display. I got this idea from a retreat that I attended earlier this year and I can't to pass this around on Thanksgiving Day.

Hope you enjoy! Until next time my friends!

Have a great weekend and wonderful Thanksgiving!


Friday, September 27, 2013

National Honey Month and Kids Creative Week

September is National Honey month and Kids Creative Week is 22-28. The KK8 DT has created a card, layout or project that has kids and Winnie the Pooh it in because we all know Pooh loves his honey and what kid can resist that lovable huggable bear Winnie the pooh.

Here is my layout: 

I used my Silhouette Cameo to make the orange border It was cut as a 12x12 background but I only used a quarter of it. I then took a blue piece of cardstock and cut out a triangle and layered all of that onto yellow cardstock for added interest. Lastly, I found the pooh image online and printed it with my printer.  I then used my Silhouette Cameo to cut it out.  The quote which I found on Pinterest was also printed, cut down to size and then layered onto the orange cardstock.

A really quick and simple page with a ton of character,  my son! Thanks for stopping by.
Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Kraftie Kre8ations - Thankfulness and Celebrations Blog Hop

Hello, Hello, Hello and Welcome to another fabulous Kraftie Kre8ations Blog Hop. Although the heat here in Texas is still a-blazin' fall is right around the corner. Carnivals, State Fairs, Football, Halloween, Thanksgiving and such much more reminds me of what a wonderful time of year this is and why I love it so much.

The theme of this hop is Thankfulness and Celebrations. I don't know about you, but I have a lot to celebrate and to be thankful for during this time of year. I met my husband in November, we were married in November and my oldest son was born in November.

During this time of year I always enjoy the warm colors of red, gold and brown which makes this month hop extra fun!

Here was our challenge: Our color palette is an amazing representation of the changing colors of trees in the fall. You can create ANY project related to the Fall to include the best thankfulness day of all, Thanksgiving. It can be a layout, card, mixed media project or altered item. The sky is the limit!
So for my project, I went to an old favorite. The Cornucopia. It represents abundance and thankfulness. My abundance includes, my family, our well being and our health. When it comes down to it, those are the things that really matter. Here is my project:
The cornucopia was a cut file from the Silhouette Store. The paper used to make it was the Reflections Collection by Lori Whitlock. I love the colors in that collection and they were perfect for this challenge.
The leaves were made with Stampin Up cardstock in Colonial White. I cut them by also using an image file from the Silhouette Studio image library. I then embossed them with my cuttlebug using several different folders. Next I laid them out and sprayed them with various spray inks from Dylusions, Lindy's Stamp Gang, Glimmer Mist and Perfect Pearls. Lastly, I lightly ink them with a cosmetic sponge and a Memento Dye Ink pad in Rich Cocoa. I love the way they came out and as much as I would like to say this was my own idea. It was not. Here is the video tutorial I watched to make them: These leaves are super easy to make and lots of fun. I plan to make tons more.
Lastly, the pumpkin that sorta looks like an apple, but it's really a pumpkin...LOL. This was also a cut file using Silhouette Studio and the patterned paper is also from the Reflections collection by Lori Whitlock.
I hope you've enjoyed my project, I had a lot of fun making it.

 I encourage you to continue on with the hop, the line up is below. Also if you didn't know, we started this hop on Sept. 12th, so be sure to go back and check out everyone's projects and leave a comment. We love to read what you guys have to say.

There will a drawing for one lucky winner. So how do you enter? All you have to do is:
 1. Become a follower of the KraftieKre8ations blog (
2. Leave a comment on each participants blog
3. "Like" or "join" the FB Group (
4. Become a follower of my blog
5. Have FUN! Thank you so much for stopping by!

If you came here from, then you are on the right track and you can continue on to:

If not, you can start here:

Here are our participants:
Sept 12 Kraftie Kre8ations -
Shavon -
Paula -
Connie -
Meka -

Sept 13 Kraftie Kre8ations -
Lyne -
Beckie - Brandi -
Connie -
Meka -

Sept 14 La-Vie -
Carolyn -
Connie -
Meka -

Sept 15 Kraftie Kre8ations -
Alicia -
Kisha - - YOU ARE HERE....
Meka -

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Time to get Hoppin" !

Ok all you creative and crafty folks, the time has finally arrived. The Blog Hop is here! If you came here from Charmagne Welchs' blog at, then you are in the right place! 

If not, you can start the Hop by visiting Shavon Borders Blog at, and believe me you won't want to miss any of the beautiful creations these ladies have come up with. 

Being apart of the Kraftie Kre8ations design team and participating in this hop has been nothing but fun and I'm glad to be here.  

My first project for this hop is an ATC that shares a little about me. So here it is: 

Life is Good ATC - Front View

So how in the world does this describe me?? Well, I'm so glad you asked!
I am a lover of all things mixed media and try to incorporate it in to all of my projects. So for this one, the chipboard was first covered with a decorative napkin that I crinkled up for texture, stamped with a music notes stamp and then I used a stencil with Modeling Paste and paint to add some additional texture to all of that. 

I am also a lover of lace, particularly white lace that I can alter to any color I choose. This also leans to my personality as I don't like to be limited when it comes to options. Soooo, that's exactly what I did here. I used Dylusions Lemon Zest ink spray. 

The wooden numbers represent the birthdates of myself (18), my husband (21) and my kids (26 & 8). The 21 has a crown because he is my king.  The clock represents the passing of time as my kids are getting older. My oldest is starting his first year of high school this year. Where has the time gone??? My youngest will be starting 4th grade, I still remember his first day of kindergarten. 

The music note and butterfly are just a few of my favorite things and the bicycle pays homage to my husband and his favorite hobby of finding and riding all the bike trails in our city. 

Finally, the hearts and the quote represent my love for this thing called "Life". 

So now for more crafty goodness...
My next assignment is to show off some of my other favorite projects AND a brand new project made just for YOU!!!  I will also be telling you a little more about me so keep reading!

Chipboard "K"

So my real name is Vikisha, but everyone calls me Kisha, so I thought this "K" would be appropriate to go in my craft space.  I love the way it turned out.

What is my crafty "Kryptonite" ?

Oh this is EAAASYYY. GLITTER, GLITTER, GLITTER. The funny thing is, I of course have a ton of it...LOL! I NEVER USE IT! I can't stand how it gets EVERYWHERE! I will always reach for stickles.

What do I listen to or watch while crafting?

Hmmm, I had to really think about this one, because it depends on my mood or how bad the kids have annoyed me and whether or not I am craving some peace and quiet...LOL. Most times though, I am probably listening (rarely actually watching) to the TV or Netflix, if I can't find anything on TV. You might also catch me listening, singing and "chair" dancing to some of my favorite artists.  

Chubby Chic Canvas

This canvas is on my favs list because it was my first canvas project.  Now I'm addicted!  There is stamping, rub-ons, modeling paste, patterned paper, lace and of course my lovely Chubby Chic! She's just a little chunky..JUST LIKE ME...LOL!!

How do I just start my creativity?

I pretty much just jump right in and see what happens, literally. I rarely have a plan to any project I approach. If I am completely lost then I run headfirst to Goolgle or Pintrest. I like being able to scroll through and look at the pictures. The bad part though is that I am EASILY distracted. A 10 minute search will lead to two hours and STILL haven't started the project...LOL.  I also work so much better under pressure. I am the BIGGEST procrastinator. Probably because I haven't planned....LOL, but I do feel like the pressure helps me to focus and knock out some nice projects. 

Now my new project is up next. 
This tag was created just for you guys!! The theme is "Dream".  

This is a huge kraft tag that I bought at Hobby Lobby. It measures 4 1/8 x 8 1/2. As usual, I had no idea what I was going to do with this Gi-Normous tag. 

I am absolutely IN LOVE with the way it turned out and I hope you enjoy it too!

Well that's all for now folks. I hope you've enjoyed the hop! 

Your next stop is to check out the Kraftie Kre8ations blog at:

Here is the "hopping" order:

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

Don't forget to comment, we would love to know that you stopped by!  Follow us on our blogs and get up to the minute updates on all our Kraftie Kre8ations!! 

IT'S HERE....1st ANNUAL Kraftie Kre8ations Design Team Blog Hop!!!!

Kraftie Kre8ations is proud to have this opportunity to introduce our "new design team" members.   We have a talented group of ladies starting this month.  Here is there opportunity to introduce themselves and for us to allow them to truly shine.  Just wait until you see what they have to show you on this hop!

Our sponsor for this hop is
Stampin' Up:

Let me tell you how this hop is going to work!   After the hop, we will select the lucky winner from those who commented along the way and became a new follower of the Kraftie Kre8ations's Blog, which is the last stop on the blog trail. We hope that you enjoy our welcoming blog hop!

Good luck and happy hopping!

Here is the "hopping" order:

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

Don't forget to comment, we would love to know that you stopped by!  Follow us on our blogs and get up to the minute updates on all our Kraftie Kre8ations!! Glad you're here!

Enjoy and Have Fun!!!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Close To My Heart Cricut Artbooking Collection

Take your scrapbooking to never-before-seen levels with the new Cricut® Artbooking collection! With oodles of images in each of 15 layout themes, you can create several coordinating pages for each theme using just two keys and one dial size. Images include accents, borders, titles, overlays, photo mats—in standard photo sizes!—and more. The Cricut® keys are optimized for creating 12" × 12" pages in a jiffy. You'll also love creating 10 themed mini books, also optimized for several different sizes using just two keys and one dial size. When you're finished cutting, use the coordinating stamp sets and Dimensional Elements shapes to add even more pizzazz!

Collection includes: 1 – Cartridge (700 images: Font, Mini Books, Layouts)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets
3 – 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements (3 sheets of different shapes)
Creative Feature Keys: Title, Photo Mat 1, Photo Mat 2, Icon, Border, Overlay.

**Recommended blocks for included stamp sets: 1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" x 3½" (Y1009), 4" × 5" (Y1012).

***When you order the Cricut Artbooking Cartridge Collection, you will receive the
August Stamp of the Month Set, "A Chocolate Affair" (S1308) for FREE!!!***

CTMH August Stamp of the Month

August is a super sweet month to have fun with new products from CTMH. When you place an order of $50.00 or more, get the August Stamp of the Month, "A Chocolate Affair" for free!  This D-size stamp set (S1308) with a retail value of $17.95 includes 16 images and sentiments that will have your friends salivating over your chocolaty layouts and cards.
Make every project a treat with this must-have set!

***When you order the Cricut Artbooking Cartridge Collection, you will receive the August Stamp of the Month for FREE!!!***

There's a Blog Hop headed your way...Are you READY???

Kraftie Kre8ations is having a BLOG HOP!
You DO NOT want to miss this awesome blog hog from Kraftie Kre8ations. The new design team will all be here to show off their awesome kre8ations.
Join us August 3rd & 4th for the 1st Annual Kraftie Kre8ations Blog Hop!
Comment along the hop and become a new member at and you could be a lucky winner!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Kraftie Kre8ations Recipe Card Challenge

I made this card box for the Kraftie Kre8ations Recipe Card Challenge.
We were given a list of "ingredients" that had to be included in the card. These were out instructions: 

Be sure to read the directions carefully.. this card has specifics...
1. Anything but a "plain square or rectangle" card
2. Must have 2 layers plus 1 embossed layer
3. Sentiment - Thinking of you, Get Well or Just Because
4. Must include a ribbon

5. Any other embellishment you like.

And here is what I came up with....
Outside of Card: Box Card Silhouette SVG File
Inside of Card: from Silhouette SCG Files
Paper: Evangeline Collection by Cosmo Cricket
Ribbon: from my stash
Butterfly: Die cut and embossing folder from my stash
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Cameo: Metal embellishment from my stash

This was my first time making anything like this, but it was fun. 
Hope you enjoy it too!

If you would like to get in on all the phone, click the link below to join this awesome group on Facebook!
See ya there!!

It's a Pajama Party!!!!