Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My favorite Cookie

Now onto something that is sweet. My all-time favorite Christmas cookie is Gingerbread. I love the warmth taste and the smell.
This year I had to make two batches. The first one I did a different recipe than I normally do since I only had blackstrap molasses.  Let me just say those things were not edible. They turned out to be hard as rocks after they cooled. Instead of throwing them away I used them as ornaments. Now in the rooms were there are trees you have a nice air freshener.
The next day after the "ornaments" I made tasty and edible cookies using regular molasses, which I got the night before.
Here is page how they looked.
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This is based on Frosted Designs sketch #30

Inspired #4

As I promised the card coming up was inspired by something else besides a jacket. This time it was a Christmas stocking that I saw on Pretty Little Studio's blog, which they pinned form pinterest.
Here is the card
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View from angle.
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I think this will make a great birthday card for my Grandma. Now I have to wait until August to give t to her. LOL.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Inspired #3

I promise you this is the last card I made that was inspired from the Moxie Fab World blog jacket. LOL.
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I think I am addicted to hounds- tooth because I have more than five different colors in my stash. It is so classic, so I know it will never go out of style.

Inspired #2

I made another card that was inspired from the same jacket from Moxie Fab World blog

Here is the creation:
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Here is a close up on the dimension.
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There's more of the Dear Lizzy paper.

Inspired #1

I am going to show you in four different posts a picture which inspired my to create a card. First, off is this hounds-tooth jacket I saw on the Moxie Fab World Blog
I created this card.
I love this paper from the Dear Lizzy line - Enchanted by American Crafts. It is so yummy.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New Projects

I wanted to show of my favorite Christmas drink on a layout Peppermint Stick Mocha from Biggby's. I used Sketchy Thursday 12.8 sketch
to create this simple but pretty page.
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 Supplies: Cosmo Cricket, the Paper Company, American Crafts, Sassafraslass, Glitz Designs, and another company I can't think of.

I created this bow and tag for two challenge. Frosted Designs ( to use glittter)  and Pretty Little Studio ( Think Outside the Box)
I used the same color palette - kraft, red, and white.  I just enhanced with some glitter
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Supplies, kraft, red and white cardstock, snow flake die cut (Quickutz), button, bling, baker's twine and glitter

Sunday, December 11, 2011

O Christmas Trees

I wanted to show off some of my new tree card creations from this year.

All are so very different but all were made with a Christmas tree image on them. Thanks for looking.
P.s If you like the first two you can hop on over to my studio and purchase them.  http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/MJsKraze/0/0/135795

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

1st Year

This page was based on Sketchy Thursday 12.01 sketch.

I came up with this.
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I had these random photos of Buster from his first year and thought this was the perfect sketch to use them on.
Patten papers are from Nikki Silvis. I love her papers. They are nice and sturdy with fun designs.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Handmade Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to your twelfth stop on this handmade hop.
If you didn't arrive to my blog by the way of Amanda's blog Random Sweetness please start from the start of this hop at Amanda's blog Love Joy Paper
I am going to show you how to make these cute toppers for packages that are also your to / from tag.
You might have seen the snowflakes online at HGTV or on the Carol Duvall Show. I added something in the center to turn them into a pretty topper.
Here is what your finish topper looks like
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So this post is not a mile long and I know you can't wait to see what Briana has in store for you, I am posting the link to the instructions for the snowflake base.
 After the base is done all you have to do is add the stamped and decorated to / from circle to the center with a foam dot.
Next stop is Briana's blog Create Scrapiness
Have a Happy Handmade Holiday everyone.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


  This year give a handmade gift to people and/or pets you love. By doing this you are helping small businesses like me and other crafters and artists on places like  Artfire.

  What got me started in this business adventure was my durable dog toys. Don't just take my word on how durable they are. Here is what one of my happy customers had to say. http://www.harmonyinmetal.com/blog/2010/09/11/meet-bella-and-her-new-best-friend/
I also have cards. and here is what another customer had to say. http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/feedback/MJsKraze
Come check out my site to find about the other items I sell.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Clown and His Toy

Hi. I have been neglecting my blog and I had good intentions to post this cute costume I made for Buster for Halloween.

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Every year I make a new costume and enter him in costume contests at pet stores. This year was the first time he ever took a place. He got 2nd place,which consists of a free toy.
I made a layout of him and his new toy.

It is based on a Sketchy Thursday's 11.10 sketch, except instead of using 4 photos I used 3.
Here is what I came up with.
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Rejects and a Layout.

In the start of October I made ten cards for Paper Crafts Magazine WCMD (World Card Making Day) contest. They announced the winners last Friday and I was one of the unlucky participants who didn't win. I want to show you what I sent them
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On the bright side these cards went to a good cause. All the non winning entries went to Operation Write Home. More info here.
Now I want to show you this layout I made. It is something a little goofy but I love it. A layout to my stand mixer.
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This was based on the  10.27 sketch from Sketchy Thursday.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Leafing Memories Behind Blog Hop

Welcome to another great hop put together by the talented Amanda. This time she challenged us to do a layout with leaves in honor of Autumn.  I can up with this cute page, which was a lift from carkareokequeen.
Here is my page.
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The leaves on this page was made with some craft foil and ink.
Here two more projects I made using leaves as the theme
Here is the perfect bookmark to use in the fall. To make the sticker wreath a little more durable I add a layer of Glossy Accents.
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 Here is also napkin ring that is perfect for your table.
For these two extra projects I used cardstock, vellum, stamp ink, stamp ribbon and chalks.

If you didn't come to my blog from Heather's blog please go to Amanda's blog as start at the beginning.  If you get lost, go back to Amanda's and start over. 
Thanks for visiting me!  The next stop is  Eternoly Yours Linda

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New Projects.

Sorry I have been neglecting my blog. Let's just say life here has been crazy busy.  My dad was making a extra room in our basement for his office and the family computer, now it is finished.
I am just popping in just to show you a card I made and two layouts.
The card is was made for Ericka's Issues challenge on Club CK and the recipe challenge over at Frosted Designs. It is also perfect for this week's Tuesday Trigger.

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I used:
The color yellow  
Ribbon or lace 
Misting or inks

Here is a layout I did using the sketch. The sketch is provided be Frosted Designs #25.
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The sketch for this layout is from the 10.6 Sketchy Thursday's.
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Monday, September 26, 2011

Crafting Mojo

I came back. I took about a two week break from scrapbooking because I couldn't come with anything I liked. Thanks to some sketches. I found my mojo again.
This first page is based on Sketchy Thursday's 9.22 sketch.
I came up with this cute page.
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The next sketch is from Frosted Designs sketch #24.
and here is what I came up with.
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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pink Christmas

This card I showed my dad after I made it and he said it didn't look like a Christmas card since it has pink.
I told him that the paper came from a Christmas collection from the Paper Company and that pink is showing up more and more on Christmas decor.
 I made this card based on the Frosted Design card sketch.
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So what do you think should pink be considered a color for Christmas?

Sunday, September 18, 2011


This layout was based on the Frosted Designs sketch.

Here is my page.
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This is my first page I did in the last 2 weeks. I think my scrappy mojo came back home.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Four Challenges.

I had four challenges to do on scrapbook pages but I only had time to do one page this weekend. Since one was due this afternoon and I have a lot of cooking to so today I combined all of them together. This page takes card of Frosted Designs sketch challenge and their Friday challenge, Creating Keepsakes gathered fabric border and Erica's Issue Challenge.
Here is the page.

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I used the Frosted Designs sketch
Frosted Designs Friday challenge: use flourishes
Creating Keepsakes: Gather fabric border
Erica's Issue Challenge: use a star.