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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Black and Orange Spooktacluar Creations Day 2


Very stylish watch mixing her brew 

These two look scared they might end up in the brew 


A quick and simple pop-up Halloween card using black and orange. Definitely Halloween...Certainly not creepy.

Inside Pop-Up

Thank you for stop by we hope we have inspired you to try making your own pop up card or 3D creations. 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Black and Orange Spooktacluar Creations

(to the tune of trick a treat song)
Paper and glue
Emboss and heat
will help you make something neat
Join the Kraftie Kre8ations DT as we showcase our creations using the colors black and orange.

                                 This Happy Booday card was cut using my Silhouette
Embossed using my cuttlebug 

Cupcake was made using my Stampin'Up cupcake builder punch


Front of Treat Box 

Inside of  Treat Box


This owl card shows that there is beauty lurking in
the night

Inside of card

Be sure to come back tomorrow for more creations 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday Morning Challenge

Hope you all had a great weekend... 

Today's Challenge: 

Use 6 of the same item on your project!


Share on blog
Post a comment & Link

Points awarded for this challenge


Hope to see your creations on the blog!

Happy Kre8ating!


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Cheer Up, Get Well, Thinking of You...

This weekend challenge will run from Saturday 10/26 - 10/27 Sunday @ 11:45PM EST. 

Cards say so much when we create them for friends and family to brighten up there day.  This weekend, the challenge is to create one, two or three cards from the theme posted above.  

I love receiving beautiful cards that are not your average shape so the challenge is to create a card - follow the sketch

CAS, nothing fancy.  No ribbon, brads, bling, stickles, nothing.   Elegant CAS card.  

Post your blog address in the comment section.  If we have more than 5 participants, your name will go into the for a Michael's Gift Card. 

Thank you for playing along with our weekend challenge. 

Have a good weekend!

Connie (Ebony Scrapper)

Friday, October 25, 2013

Your Fabulous!! Friday Weekend Challenge

It's all about you... 

Create what you want.. 

Use whatever techniques you want. 

Use what ever makes you happy. 

Show off your creations on your blog or craft page by Sunday evening @6:00PM EST. 

KK8'ers, 20 points are up for grabs when you complete. 

Have a very Happy, Safe, and Wonderful Weekend Crafters... 

Connie (ES)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Ideology Tag by Cheri

Cheri's Challenge Tag... This is a beautiful tag. All of the requirements are present.  Gorgeous!  I wonder who is going to get it!

Here is here posting: (taken from her blog)

I really wanted to enter a challenge over at Kraftie Kre8ations.  You can view the challenge below

Challenge Rules:
Tag that is at least  6"X4" - I started by cutting a 6.5"X4" piece of light weight chipboard and then trimming it out to form my own tag.
Paint - I used Delta Ceramcoat in Light Ivory (3 coats on front and back)
Distress - I used a distress tool and roughed up the edges of the tag and the sentiment box.  I then inked the edges of both with Tim Holtz (TH) Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Paper - I used the Tim Holtz Ideology tissue wrap
Washi - 3 strips in the upper right corner
Sentiment - from TH "Playful Journey" stamp set
Embellishments - Recollections flowers, leaves, bling; charm, Prima "Say it in pearls" bling; handmade lace flower, Crystal stickles
Ribbon - 3 Girl JAM "Halloween Harvest"
Fibers - From my stash
Mail to a KK8 member (that's secret)

Other supplies - Mod Podge, TH distress tool; TH Dusty Concord Distress Marker; foam tape; hot glue, glue dots

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Mid-Week Challenge - Tag, Your IT!!!

Points for this challenge: 20

Time frame: Wednesday @6:00 am - Thursday @6:00 pm
Theme: Buttons

Tag, your it!

Create a tag from the following recipe:
  • Tag - Size matters, should be at least 6 inches tall and 4 inches wide.
  • Layers (Your color choice)
    • paint
    • distress
    • paper
    • washi tape
  • Embellishments
  • Theme (your choice once again)
  • Ribbon, raffia, fiber, etc.
  • Stamped image, sentiment or quote
This is not your average tag, this tag incorporates a little mixed media, distressing and painting.  

CHALLENGE yourself!

Post your tag on your blog and add your link to the comment section. 

RAK your tag to a member of Kraftie Kre8ations...!!

Have a little fun!

Happy Krafting!!! Connie

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Happy Tuesday... Here is what I've been up to...

How y'all doing today? I hope you are all doing well.  I have been stopping by some of the blogs lately and you are all so busy...  I wanted to share some things about our blog

Did you know:

  • I publish challenges 3 times a week on average?
  • All our challenges are geared to give you points for the year end prize.
  • We are happy to support your blog, as a follower.
  • Did you know that I am always looking for fresh ideas & guest bloggers?
These are just a few things that we do here on the Kraftie Kre8ation's blog.  

Here are a few things that are going to becoming your way on the blog.. 

  1. November Mail Art Swap - If you doodle and color this is the swap for you. Check out the November swap above and join in.  For Kraftie Kre8ations members, there are points to be had. 
  2. If you are into altered items, November is also the month you will see a 2 week challenge on an altered art project.  it's sure to be fun. 
  3. December... the last month of 2013.  I am hoping to plan a blog hop open to all of our followers and the general crafting community.  More info will be posted next month. 
Well that's it for now... I hope to see you around the boards.. oh, and if you are a Kraftie Kre8ation's member, blog follower or new member ... leave a comment and let me know you are joining any of the challenges/swaps below. Once the challenge is concluded, participants will be entered in a drawing for free crafting supplies via a Michael's gift card!! 

**I am looking for a guest crafty blogger for November 1, 8, 15 & 22nd..If you are interested, please send an email to ... I look forward to hearing from you. 

Happy Kre8ating!!!


Monday, October 21, 2013

Weekend Challenge Winner

Isn't this beautiful?  The inspiration piece was re-created by our member Melinda Beltran.   The colors are beautiful, deep and rich.  Amazing card.  

Thank you for participating in the weekend challenge!

Ebony Scrapper, Connie

Friday, October 18, 2013

Let's create this card.... Friday Weekend Challenge

Today's challenge is to recreate this tri-fold card. There are tutorials all over the internet on how to create different versions of this card but this is the card to create this weekend. 
Post your card link in the comment.  There are points awarded for this challenge..
You have until Sunday, October 20th.. to post your work.  


Thursday, October 17, 2013

A challenge... to the challenge..

Our days start early and wind on until it's time to rest. Some of us have to work outside the home and it's can be quite stressful.. Some of us work inside the home with our families and that too can be quite time consuming. Crafting sometimes is the farthest thing from our minds. We try to get involved with good intentions and something stops us from completing our assigned task. I can fall within all three categories on any given day. I enjoy crafting. I love creating something with my hands and giving a hand made item to someone warms my heart. Challenges are a great favorite, especially sketches. Sketches give me the opportunity to stretch my imagination. It stokes the fire of creativity when I can't find any. Go over to your photos where every you have them and pull out a couple. Head over to your craft cabinet and pull out the colors that compliment each other with the photo and give it a 10 minute go. I would love it if you would take a quick moment between your everyday life and create with the sketch I have posted. If you would like to see a specific challenge .. please let me know... I will be happy to post it and create along with you.

Thursday Blog Sketch Challenge - Thursday, October 17th

Free Page Sketch
The challenge today is to create a layout as WYSIWYG standard. 
Be sure to post your comment and your layout below!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sketch Challenge WYSIWYG and Manipulated!! Challenge 10/14 & 10/15


Welcome to the sketch challenge for Tuesday & Wednesday, October 15 &16, 2013.  Please create one page with the sketch as WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) and then "manipulate" the sketch but keep the main theme... you can use the same pictures, elements and journaling in both. 

Artist's .. how do you handle...

Ladies, today is all about how you handle the stresses and how crafting either adds too or detracts from it.

As artists, we challenge ourselves to do more.  As women, we are inherently feel we are obligated to do more and as significant women in the lives of men and mothers to the children, our proverbial plate is always full.

How do you handle it?

Are you supported in your daily tasks ?

Does crafting help to lower your stress or does it add to it on some level?

Let's talk about it..  What you do may help others... so let's share!


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Boxes of Hope!!! Girl Power Pink Day 2

Getting diagnosed with a life threatening illness can be hard on anyone. It is always good to know you are not in it alone. The KK8 Design Team have made boxes of hope that can be filled with words of encouragements. For the next two days we will show case our creations.

Meka-Assistant Lead Designer

I created this beautiful handmade box for my dear friend Natalie Fralin.
It was a joy to make something so beautiful in the honor of someone
that has lost the battle with this illiness this year in June .
You will be missed dearly.

La-Vie Designer

It was a blessing to create this Breast Cancer box to brighten my college friend Jennifer Whetsell's day who is a breast cancer survivor.


A homemade box (with a spot for personalization) filled with a mini album you can write encouragements in. The box holds the album and a few chocolates...they're always good for a pick me up!

We challenge you to create a Breast Cancer ATC one lucky 

winner will win a small prize. Please share the link to your 

creation in the comment section.Ends Oct 19th

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Boxes of Hope!!! Girl Power Pink

Getting diagnosed with a life threatening illness can be hard on anyone. It is always good to know you are not in it alone. The KK8 Design Team have made boxes of hope that can be filled with words of encouragements. For the next two days we will show case our creations.

Shavon-Lead Designer

My box of hope is going to Latonya Price. She was by her mothers side every step of the way as they won the battle against Breast Cancer.


This would be my new mother in law, Linda Hurt (Lulu) but she passed several years ago...I will be giving this to my new sister in law


Made for Michelle Carrasco, her sister Carmen Ruiz passed away from lung cancer in February 2013.




We challenge you to create a Breast Cancer ATC one lucky winner will win a small prize. Please share the link to your creation in the comment section.Ends Oct 19th

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Happy Crafty Thursday!!

The holiday's are coming into full swing... with Halloween candy stuffing the aisle's at the local big box store and sales of those cute candy corns everywhere, it's beginning to look like autumn has arrived... and with it... a candy corn challenge... 

That's right... a "candy corn" challenge... 

This is a fun way to put a smile on your face as you complete the steps... so here goes..... Take off that "adult" demeanor and put on your kid cap!!

Create a project: Candy Corn Shaped Card
Paper (solid color) of candy corn.. make a 2 layer mat
Ribbon: Yes around the middle
Embellishment:  Make it beautiful but not over the top. 

This challenge will start today, Thursday @ 2:00PM and end on Saturday @ 10:00PM

You must post your link here in the comment section.
You must be a member of the blog
Make it your best work; there is a prize at stake. 
For KK8 members, there are 10 points up for grabs.

Be creative.. you can turn any rectangle card into a candy corn card... scissor work!

Hope to see your creations here!!!


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Winter Blog Challenge - Steampunk Christmas - Nov 1 thru Dec 15th... Join now!!

Open Challenge to all "kraftiekre8ators & Friends!!!"... 

Theme: Steam-punk Winter/Christmas
Colors:  White, light Gray, Grey & Sparkle
What: Cigar Box w/Tag

What is Steam-punk?  

Caitlin Kittredge says " It's sort of Victorian-industrial, but withn more whimsy and fewer orphans".  

Steampunk has always been first and foremost a literary genre, or least a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy that includes social or technological aspects of the 19th century (the steam) usually with some deconstruction of, reimagining of, or rebellion against parts of it (the punk)

With all that being said.. this challenge is steam-punk with a twist. 

This is a Kraftie Kre8ations Blog Challenge Only!  
It is open to ALL crafters!

  • Sign up here on the blog, closing on October 30th.. 
  • Post acceptance either here in the comment or on my FB page
  • Partners will be posted here on the blog & on the FB page.
  • Swap will take place from November 1 - December 15th.
This is a new swap. I have not seen this done anywhere (of course, I am limited in my search of know keywords.)

Join ... be creative... make a new friend. 

Hope to see you here!!

Connie, the Ebony Scrapper

2014 Bucket List

Last year I created a 2013 Bucket list and for the most part, I have been ticking off the things that I completed. It's that time again for a new bucket list. My new one will have a couple of things on it from the old list so it's still evolving. Challenge: Create a page on your blog entitled "2014 Bucket List" List all the things you would like to accomplish on it Beginning January 1, 2014, begin to tick off the things that you do accomplish from the list. Share the list with the group by posting a link to the initial bucket list and to each post that describes a completed item. Let's have some fun..

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Did you craft today? Mail Art & a Challenge

Crafting has become a part of my daily life.   I find time to sketch out things at work in my spare time.  Last week I started working on "mail art" with the old envelopes that were found in my desk.  Mail art is like artist trading cards.  These are one of a kind envelopes that brighten up the mailbox of the recipient.

Have you ever tried "mail art"?  Believe me you don't have to buy any. Just take the "return" envelopes you receive in the mail and use them.  Window envelopes are especially great to use... 

Be sure if you want to use them that you create a readable space for the address and the return address. 

So .. try your hand at created a piece of mail art.  You can stamp, sketch, paint, color, collage.. the sky is the limit. 

This is a sample of a great piece of mail art... ...

CHALLENGE:  Try your hand at mail art... create a piece and post your one of a kind art piece here on my blog.   Show off your creativity!!

Happy creating!!

Ebony Connie Scrapper..

Sunday Morning HOT Seat - Alicia O'Bryant

Welcome to the HOT Spot!!  Our guest today is Alicia O'Bryant!

Alicia is a member of the Design Team member at Kraftie Kre8ations!

What type of crafting are you passionate about?
Paper crafts, obviously. But I have made jewelry for about 25 years. I have taught classes in both jewelry making and scrapbooking, so I would say those are my strongest pursuits.
How long have you been crafting?
I am always playing with various mixed media projects and try to take classes when available to advance my knowledge of various media.  
What gets you in the "crafting" mood?
Music gets me I the crafting mood, but I need a clear head to really get started. Since life is general so stressful, I typically spend a few minutes organizing and preparing my space and head.  
What is your latest project and what was the motivation to create it?
I am working on a brooch bouquet for my wedding! Actually several crafty projects for my wedding with my Cricut and paint brushes, a very wide variety. I will blog about these after a successful ceremony!  
Tell me something about you and your crafting that not many people know?
I am an avid concert goer and I am extremely passionate about rock photography.

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer our HOT spot questions.
Check back again next week to see who is on our Hot Seat!

Come back next week to see who's on the HOT Spot!

Interview conducted by the Ebony Scrapper, Connie

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