Welcome to my blog post for this absolutely awesome hop! I hope you're having fun so far!

If you ended up here, then you likely came from the link posted in my Youtube video! If not, then please scroll down a bit to see the entire lineup to start from the top and work your way down the list!
If you ended up here and are wondering what is going on, well there is a Youtube and blog hop going on in celebration of Creating the Crafty Life's 3rd year anniversary! The event runs from July 27th to August 2nd.

(FYI - My regularly scheduled weekly posts will be postponed until this Youtube and blog hop is over)

As you may have noticed from the banner above, the theme for this event is...  GRAPHIC 45!!

Winners will be chosen randomly from one of the videos/blog posts in the lineup, plus there are some hidden prizes from the ladies too (like this one!). Make sure to comment & subscribe/follow on all of the hop stops! Here is whats up for grabs for the grand prizes:

Sponsored by MB's Treasurista

Check out the STORE!!!

To be eligible for the grand prize you must do the following:
*Must* follow and comment on all the videos/blog post in the lineup!**

**This blog post is not considered part of the lineup, but it does give you a chance to win something directly from me!!

The participants and links for the hop participants is as follows:

Misty Busby- ‪http://www.youtube.com/user/ziggy13mity1
Deb Edwards- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1KrvoTq3MM
Kerry M - http://www.youtube.com/user/kjmckenz *** You are here (second chance opportunity) ***

Kim Cornwell - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAXcB3AazFM
Stephanie Garon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYYWD7bZGOc
Melissa Divelbiss - http://milliemade13.blogspot.com/2014/07/ccl-graphic-45-youtubeblog-hop.html
Johnna Sengdara - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7dRUwrbqZc
Lisa - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVV1pTYUclw

Now, on to the good stuff!  Below you'll find the unlisted video to my second project for this hop and the project designated for this blog post!
You can only access the video on this post OR via THIS LINK.
You have the option to leave a comment directly in the comment section of the video, or on this blog post!

Whether you leave a comment on the blog post or on the video, you will have to check back on either Youtube or on my blog once the hop is over to see if you've won either of the prizes I'm offering!

I've included photos in this post of BOTH projects I made for this Youtube and blog hop below!

Bohemian Bazaar Name Plate

Botanical Tea Altered Pringles Can

Here are the prizes up for grabs from me personally, for this youtube & blog hop!

Echo Park Prize Kit for the winner of my Youtube video of the first project

My Mind's Eye Prize Kit for the winner of my blog post for my second proiect

Your visit to my blog is tremendously appreciated!
Thank you so very much for stopping by!!

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Saturday, 26 July 2014

MFT Card Sketch Entry

Today was a day full of card making.

And although only 3 cards were made, this is card 1 of 3 and my entry into the MFT Card Sketch Challenge (186).

The sketch for this card was:

And my take on it goes a little something like this:

Thanks for dropping by
And here it is, ladies and gentlemen: the last of the cards (#3 of 3) that I've made today.

This card was made for the Mojo Monday card challenge #355.

The sketch went a little something like this:

Here is my take on this one!

I thought the print was already so busy so I omitted the banner at the top.

I pulled out some Inka Gold in a red colour in order to colourize the stars around the circle of the sentiment. Since the stars had holes in them, I wanted to cover those up, so I pulled out the smallest bling I could find and put some in the centers of the stars. :)

Thanks for dropping by!!

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Well here is card #2 of 3 for the day!

It is my entry into the Cardabilities Sketch Challenge #103. :)

The sketch I started with was:

And my entry goes a little something like this:

I used the Studio Calico card kit stamp set to stamp the clouds, then I fussy cut them out a-la-Lawn Fawn die cut style (with a slight white border). I used some of the Studio Calico Project Life paper stuffing to add dimension and texture to the card underneath the clouds.
Threw in some buttons, stamped and layered the sentiment "HI" and fussy cut one of the clouds from the 6x6 paper pad, also from the card making kit.

Thanks for dropping by!!

Krafty Kerry signing off!
So, I posted a video on Youtube yesterday about re-subscribing to the Studio Calico kits for the next 12 months.

I'm going to share the reasons why I chose to do this..

I unsubscribed to the SC scrapbook kit at the end of last year because I thought the colours were bland, the embellishments were lacking and there was a lot of repetition. Since then, I've noticed that the kits are a bit more colourful, a bit more playful and have a bit more variety.

The downside to my re-subscribing is that I committed to a 12 month subscription period... I don't know if that's a good thing, or a very very bad thing, but I'm hoping it's more good than bad. :)

I posted a video of everything I got in the July Penny Arcade kit on Youtube, and I'm including it in this post as well. It's a little long of a video, but it's everything I got. :)

Thanks for dropping by!

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Well, I pretty much *just* got the Penny Arcade kit from Studio Calico in the mail today and I've already gotten some mojo back... I think? Lol

Here is my entry into the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #146.

The sketch went a little something like this:

And my card goes a little something like this:

For this card, there's even a ... *gasp* process video! It's a small embellishment cluster, so it wasn't a difficult card to make, but it's my first recorded process video in a LOOOONNNNNNGGGG time. Lol

This is also my entry into the House of Cards Challenge for this month, since I used the super wide ribbon to hand make a bow for the card!

Thanks for dropping in!

Krafty Kerry signing off!
Thursday, 24 July 2014

Tube Thursday, Second Edition

Today, I would like to share with you a video that is actually a tutorial. :)

The last couple videos have been about completed projects, so I thought I would share a video showing how to make your own wire seed bead flower embellishments.

For reasons beyond my knowledge, Youtube/Blogger is not allowing me to embed this video into my blog post (probably a setting set by the video owner), however the video is definitely live and accessible!


Jen goes through quite a bit of detail showing you what kind of beads to use, what kind of wire to use, how to string the beads and even how to add a crystal center in the middle of it!

Thank you, Jen, for sharing your process with us!!

Hope you were inspired by the process video and will try to make your own too! It's always a great feeling of knowing you're making your own custom design at a fraction of the cost of buying it pre-made!

Krafty Kerry signing off!