Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter. Here comes the Easter Bunny with your Brand New Vagabond!

I had lots of fun time with the Grungy Monday 4 challenge.  Check out the video here.  I broke out my 2 texture fades and I tried out a lot of different color combination.  I picked my favorite as background (DI with antique linen, tea dye and vintage photo then embossed with sepia archival ink).  Some of the remaining trials become the flower.  I used some of your usual Tim adornments and matted with an inked and stamped bit of card stock.  Plus there are a few extra bits from my stash.

And since I did not use any power tools I think I will get a twofer with this tag and enter in the Drunken Stamper's Challenge. And as an extra bonus I get the trifecta with Simon Says Stamps, Tim Holtz Challenge.  WOOHOO!

Update:  And now, thanks to my new friend Terry, I am also entered here!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Grungy Monday 3 HOLY COW I WON!!!

Check it out on StudioL3
Thanks for all the great and encouraging comments.  Being new to crafting and blogging, I must say you guys are the bomb!   I was astounded to find I was chosen as the lucky winner.  There were so many fabulous creations.  Many thanks to Robyn and the Outlaw Women for their generous gift and Linda for hosting the Great Grungy Monday Challenge.  I can’t wait to go shopping!  I am kinda supply challenged and very grateful for this gift.   I welcome all your suggestions on a must own essential to invest my prize in!
Thanks again!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Grungy Monday 3

Well it’s Saturday night and I’ve completed my 3rd installment for the Grungy Monday Challenge.  And boy was this a challenge for The Kraftman.  As I mentioned in my last post, I had to go to the store and buy the supplies.  And while there I made several other purchases of kraft glassine, some TH cordinations , 12 x 12 grunge paper and the new ATC die.  Not sure what will become of these things, but I am revved up and ready to go.
So for this challenge I used Tim Holtz Adirondack Color Wash in Sailboat and Sunset .  After a bit of trial and error I ended up spraying Sailboat on the shoe, rinsed with water and splotched on some Sunset. Rinsed and pat dry with paper towels.   When the shoe was dry enough I stamped with silver and gold daubers and embossed with black powder.  Finished off the project with some gears and cooper wire for the lace.
Thanks Linda for the great challenge, can’t wait to see what next week will bring.  Thanks to Outlaw Women for sponsoring the challenge! 
Until next time.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Birthday Cookies

Man it’s been one crazy busy week.  I haven’t had a chance to start on my project for this week’s GM 03 Challenge and being supply challenged I have to go to my favorite store and get the stuff I need. 
So while there was some free time I cleared off the work bench and got crafty in the kitchen.  Here are some of the 5 dozen+ cookies I made for one of the sweetest 12 year old’s birthday today, so let’s all wish Happy Birthday to Monkey!!!  Silver and gold dragĂ©es, along with blue, green and orange non parelles adorn these iced sugar cookies.  I used neon blue, neon green, red and yellow food color in my royal icing.  Flooded the cookies and piped the polka-dot designs.  Enjoy

Thursday, April 14, 2011

BlueMoon Scrapbooking: Tim Holtz Ideaology Giveaway

The new stains are really great. I wasn't sure if I needed them in addition to the reinkers but they really do add something.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


It seems like Spring is my muse.  This week’s Grungy Monday Challenge uses a Tim demonstrated resist technique using Multi-medium and stamps cut from dies.  My favorite part:  The letters.  Here’s the recipe – The bottom layer is silver dauber.  Next distress stain, each a different color, also daubered on.  Last layer was Stickles.
If you haven’t tried the GM challenge, you should.   

Sunday, April 3, 2011

MK's Confirmation

MK's confirmation is this Saturday.  She picked St. Cecilia as her Patroness.  I made these rosaries for her, her sponsor (my mom) and her mom.  The crosses and the centers came from
Catholic Rosary Parts.  They make great stuff.  Most of the beads came from the Intergalactic Bead Show.  I mean, how can you miss finding something when its intergalactic?  Just another side of Kraftman.  Comments appreciated. 

Looking forward to seeing what Linda has for us on Monday.