Monday, June 18, 2018

Father's Day Layout

   Saturday I got to sit down and play with my The Wild Hare Kit that came in the mail Friday. Here is what I got in the June petite kit. They did a great job at picking my elements that fit my style. 
   I a sketch from Let's Get Sketchy, May 15th reveal. 

   Here is a scrapbook page I created for Father's Day. I love how this looks. Now, I just have to print my Sunday's photos and add it to the page. I will place photos of my dad with me and my brother (two horizontal prints and one vertical print) in the framed area. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

I Am Guesting

   I have some exciting news to share. I am going to be guest designing for the month of September over at The Wild Hare Kit Club. 
   This kit club is very unique, their kits are hand-curated. All you have to do is fill out a style profile and they do the rest. 
   Before  Septemeber, I am going to share some projects that I created a petite kit I just order.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Summer Studio

   It is warmer here in Michigan and that means my paper crafting portion of my craft space gets moved to the basement. I am loving this year's setup. 

Here is a little tour. My space takes up a small corner of the basement. 

  I brought down one of the metal shelves that I have upstairs in my studio closet and the Ikea cart. 
   This spot is my stamping, die cutting and embossing area. 

  A nice bar height area to work at. 

   This spot table is a perfect spot to do the journaling for layouts. 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

HB2U Card

   At the moment, I am currently loving minimal cards so stamps can shine. I saw this type of card on Jennifer McGuire blog last night. It is the first time I have did this type of card with the stamp images gets broken up by a matted area. 
 Supplies: cardstock (The Paper Studio and My Color Cardstock), ink (Hero Arts and Momento), stamps (Studio Calico and CAS-ual Fridays), tool (MISTI)

   Here is a closer look at the design, I love that circles lined up. MISTI for the win. 

   Inside I did use another stamp from CAS-ual Fridays birthday set that I used for the HB2U on the front. 


   I got published in the summer issue of Creative Scrapbooker., I am on page 132. I made this card early this year for the call and I am still in love with it. 

   Inside the card, I stamped a birthday sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays. I love stamping the sentiment on to my project once I got the MISTI.  

   The floral pattern paper was black and white and I watercolored the flowers in with watercolor crayons. I love how it gave this paper "Life".  I used the packaging paper to create the envelope seal. 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Custom Challenge

   Last week I was offered a custom order for pop-up cards for orchestra leaders. I can say I was super happy with how they came out and I have only ever created one pop-up card before.  I have a short video of the card inaction on my Instagram page.   

   I created some of the cards with a lady pop-up and some with a gentleman pop-up. 
    I love when I can create something to help someone else's vision comes to life. If you want to check out my Etsy shop check MJ's Kraze. I am always open to custom orders. 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

National Scrapbook Day Recap

   Hello everyone, I took a little crafty hiatus in April so I didn't lose the creativity on National Scrapbook Day. I spent all day Saturday scrapbooking and still took breaks for cooking. 

   I got to do a scraplift and this page of my dad as a little boy has to be one of my favorite layouts that I had did that day. 

   I was able to get my past birthday scrapped.
   The "celebrate" on the large photo is one that I brush-lettered. I am currently learning it and so far I am loving it. 

    The last set of pages I created was about Easter.
   I had to make a card on this day. Of course, I created this and missed the deadline for entering it in the challenge.