Friday, June 14, 2013

Our Kreative Karma Summer Blog Hop!


Welcome to Our Kreative Karma Blog Hop!
We are celebrating Summer, Graduations, Vacations, Reunions, Out of School fun!! How do you celebrate? We hope our projects will give you some inspiration! And we're offering some prizes along the way!!
Our sponsor this month is 


Janet is a Close To My Heart Dealer and she's put together this great prize package for our Grand Prize winner! How do you win? Comment on every Blog in our hop! Be a follower of all blogs in the hop, if you aren't already! There are some pretty crafty hoppers here, and you don't want to miss out on their awesome projects. Be sure to follow and comment on Our Kreative Karma's blog as well. We all rotate posting on that blog and you never know when we'll do something that just might surprise you! It'll always be a friendly spot! Now for that grand prize photo! 





Welcome! Welcome!! You should have arrived here from Janet's blog! If you didn't, you might want to start from the beginning at our creative karma and check out the fabulous prize up for one lucky winner!!

Here is the lineup for both days in case you get lost!

Start here on both days:
http://ourkreativekarma.blogspot.com/

Day 1

2. Lisa             http://desileedesigningdivas.blogspot.com/
3. Janet            http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/
4. Jodie            http://jodiesscraplab.blogspot.com/
5.  Marji          http://fstampaholic.blogspot.com/
6. Dorothy       http://scraphappyinohio.blogspot.com

Stop back by the Karma blog and tell us what you thought of today's projects! Any faves??
7. Karma         http://ourkreativekarma.blogspot.com/

Day 2

8. Christina  http://cema1cema.blogspot.com/
9.  Melissa  http://papershenaniganz.blogspot.com/
10.  Susie  http://scrappyrandomness.blogspot.com/
11. Tess Hilton- www.sassycricutcrafting.com/
12. Jessica Douglas Wilson-www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com/

Stop back by the Karma blog and tell us what you thought of today's projects! Any faves??
13.  http://ourkreativekarma.blogspot.com/

Today my project is a thank you card I made for my awesome bosses! Every year we have a classified employees week and our bosses go all out! This year was no exception! We had a Summer BBQ that was out of this world! To say thank you, I made 8 cards and had everyone in our office sign them. All I have to say is thank goodness for my Silhouette Cameo!! Amazing machine! I downloaded all the files from the Silhouette America online shop and whipped these guys out in no time!!
This is the front. 


This is the inside.



Another view of the inside!

Thank you again for dropping by! Enjoy the rest of the hop and let us know what you thought of our projects! Your next stop is Marji

Happy Summer!

Hugs!

Jodie

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Good morning my friends!! Today I showed how easy it was to use the Simple Cards Cricut cartridge to make this adorable anniversary card for my hubby on Our Kreative Karma ! It is free to use this week only in the Cricut Craft Room at Cricut.com.  Really cute cartridge!



This is the front...



And this is a close up of the glitter!

Such a fun cart!  I hope you go over and try it out!

One other little exciting thing happened to me last week.  Mark Montano is a clothing designer/interior decorator/crafter extraordinaire and he is always posting amazing videos on Facebook.  He does give aways every week and last week guess who won his latest book, The Big Ass Book of Bling?!  

The Big-Ass Book of Bling

Yes,  Sir!  It was me!!  It is an amazing book and I am excited to start making some of his projects.  If you are on Facebook, look him up.  Join his group and comment on his giveaways!  You just may get your own Big Ass Book too! Please tell him Jodie sent you!  It won't get you any more points, but I know he would like that!!  

Thanks for dropping by! One more day and it is the weekend!!  Guess what I am doing?  Hint: see the book above! LOL!!

Big hugs!

Jodie

Friday, March 15, 2013

Altered Domino Books


Good morning friends!!  We are half way through my favorite month of the year!  March is my birth month and I love to celebrate all month long!!  I used to joke with my friends in high school that someday my birthday would be a holiday!  Well, in California it is! It's Cesar Chavez day and this year it is extra special because it is also Easter!!  LOVE it!!

But enough about my excitement! LOL!!  My project for today is an altered domino book.  These are so fun and so addicting! I've made 5 at last count!

For this little book, I chose flower fairy images because, well, it's Spring!! 


First of all, I covered the back and sides of both dominoes with Ranger ink in different colors. Then,
I found the images I wanted on flickr.  There are tons of free images on there!  Love that site!!  

I shrunk them down to roughly 1.8 x 1.25 inches and printed them out on my laserjet printer.  I trimmed them to fit the covers of the dominoes and sprayed them with hairspray to seal them so they wouldn't run when I applied the Glossy Accents.  Am I the only one with hair spray in her craftroom?  

Finally, glued them to the dominoes and then I covered them with Glossy Accents.  I  added a metal butterfly from Making Memories before the GA dried.


Then, I took a 2 x 12 inch strip of scrapbook paper and folded it into 12 1 inch sections.  I glued in more fairy pics, and inked and stickled until it looked like I spilled fairy dust all over.


I added a couple cute altered tickets I received in a swap I did recently.  Finally, I used more Glossy Accents and glued a strip of ribbon between the accordion folded paper and the back of the domino.  This allows you to secure the book closed.  

VIOLA!! It was done!!

Here are a couple others I did too.








These little books would be perfect to use instead of greeting cards or to use as a mini journal  to leave a keepsake with a special message for your children.  I just love them.

Well, I hope that I have inspired you to try something new and different.  If you do, please post it on your blog and leave me a comment with a link to your post.  I love seeing other people's ideas.

Have a great Friday!

Hugs!

Jodie

Friday, January 11, 2013


Hello and welcome to Our Kreative Karma's
"Let's Meet the Team Blog Hop"!



We are so very happy you could join all of us on our newest blog venture! We are VERY excited to get back to the MAIN roots of crafting-doing what we LOVE!
You will recognize each of us from the blog world! The women on this team are SO very talented! And that's that is the reason we decided to have this hop; to show you all just a taste of what you are going to be getting from each of the ladies here at Kreative Karma!
So, I am sure you are asking yourself what Kreative Karma is. Well, Kreative Karma  means something different to all of us, and I am very sure you could even have your own meaning if you thought about it! Go ahead, ask yourself what Kreative Karma means to you!
One thing that we all agreed upon was that Kreative Karma was something FUN! Well, you can't have FUN without a blog hop with LOTS of prizes right???? What prizes you ask?

Have a lookie below:




Craftin' and Stampin'
2 packs of BUBS & 1 Silhouette Studio SVG File












Theresa The Scrapbooking Queen
5 pack Action Wobbles






The Cutting Cafe
Any 3 sets of winners choice






Scraptastical Kreations
$15 gift card to store






The Digi Garden
8 Digi Images of winners choice







3 Girl Jam
$10 gift card to store








Creative Bug On The Loose
Creative Bug Package of 4 Digitals



Aren't these prizes AMAZING?


And all you have to do to be eligible to win is:

1. Follow Our Kreative Karma page
2. Follow our AWESOME designers pages
3. Follow each of our sponsors pages
4. Follow Our Kreative Karma on Facebook
5. Leave a comment below with your email/blog address
6. Leave a comment on each designers page (showing some love!!)



Easy right???


Now, are we ready to start hopping???



Here's the lineup:


Our Kreative Karma
Especially Ashley  http://especiallymade.blogspot.com/
Christina Capps  http://cema1cema.blogspot.com
Janet Royer  http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/
Jodie Ruiz   http://www.jodiesscraplab.blogspot.com/  You are here!
Lisa Carrier   http://ourcraftingcorner.blogspot.com/  Your next stop!
Lisa Chamberlain   http://desileedesigningdivas.blogspot.com/
Marji Franklin   http://www.fstampaholic.blogspot.com/
Tess Hilton  www.sassycricutcrafting.com 
Sharon Littrell  http://simplysweetbysharon.blogspot.com/
Jessica Wilson  http://craftinandstampin.blogspot.com

*** Please note: We have several Design Team sisters that were NOT able to design with us today, but I would still love for you all to check out their pages and show them some love as well! They are:

Teresa Kaufauld  http://www.createenjoyshare.blogspot.com/
Susie Gerdes  http://scrappyrandomness.blogspot.com/
Jenn Jackson  http://scraphappensembellishit.blogspot.com/
Melissa Lipcsey http://papershenaniganz.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Lorist:  http://www.jennspapercrafts.blogspot.com/
Jessica Buffa    http://jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com
Heather Lynn  http://heathernovinger.blogspot.com



And be sure to check back everyday for our designer day!
Jessica from Craftin' and Stampin' will be our first designer tomorrow!



Our winners from today's hop will be picked by Random.Org and announced next Saturday 1/19/2013. You will have until Friday, 1/18/2013 to go through and follow all rules of the hop!

So are you ready to see my project?  I made this little card for my sister, who we call Aunt Bear.  She has been going through a little rough patch lately and I just want her to know we are thinking of her.



Don't you just love that little bear?  It is cut at 3 inches and it is from the Teddy Bear Parade Cricut cartridge.

The stamp is from SP & Stamps at SP&Company Stamps  Isn't it adorable?  I love it! I am also entering it in  the Scrapmaste'rs Paradise SP Trends Challenge that goes until Monday, January 14.

Well, there it is!  I hope you have a great time on the hop today.  There are some really awesome projects!

Next stop is: Lisa Carrier   http://ourcraftingcorner.blogspot.com/


Hugs, Jodie

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Day 5!!



Good morning!  I am a guest designer on Honeybearz Designs 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop today.  You should have come from HoneyBearz Designs  If not, make sure you get over there.  She has some awesome blog candy!!

So excited to be here and to share my little craft with you!!!  I picked today because it is also my little sister's birthday!!  Happy Birthday, Lorie!!

I used pieces of 2x4 boards cut into 4 and 5 inch sections and painted with traditional Christmas colors.  (Thanks goes to my sweet hubby for the cutting and painting!)  I cut the shapes with my Cricut from the A Quilted Christmas cart and the letters from the Story Book cart. 

I used white gel pen to edge the blocks and 6 inch wide tule to wrap around the block and tied in a knot at the top.   

 The paper is from the DCWV Christmas cardstock stack.  Love the glitter and foil paper.
   
My images were cut at 3.38" and 4.48" depending on the size of the block they were attached to.  The letters are cut out at 1.55". 


Here is the whole project once again! In case you can't tell, together the blocks spell "Believe."

Thank you so much for visiting today!  And thank you to Lisa for having me!  I hope you enjoy all the projects the ladies have put together to inspire you.  Also, Lisa has worked very hard to organize such an awesome 12 day event!  Don't forget to give her some blog love for her hard work in coordinating the hop and her amazing projects!

Your next stop is Daizy Collins at: Tsunami Rose Designs

Here is a complete line up for the hop in case you get lost along the way. You wont want to miss any of the wonderful projects these talented ladies have made.
 
1. Lisa Pontious ~ http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/


2. Jodie Ruiz ~ http://jodiesscraplab.blogspot.com

3. Daizy Collins ~ http://tsunamirosedesigns.blogspot.com

4. Amanda Christina Montgomerie ~ http://heavenlycrafting.wordpress.com/

5.  Ashley ~ http://thebloghopprincess.blogspot.com/

6. Theresa~ www.thescrapbookingqueen.com

7. Sheila- http://www.2pawprints.blogspot.com/

8. Jillian ~ http://www.paperalamode.com/

9. Pam (Mama LoveBug) ~ http://lovebugcreations3.blogspot.com/

10. Rebecca~ http://blog.scrapprincess.com/

11. Teresa~http://freshandrenewed.blogspot.com/

12. Madge~ http://www.thescrappinlounge.com/

13. Jessi~ http://mylifeinartsncrafts.blogspot.com/

14. Miranda~ http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/

15. Shawnee ~ http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com/

Friday, November 9, 2012

Festive Friday - Halloween Revisited


Good morning friends!!! It's finally Friday AND a three day weekend!  I am so excited.    Veteran's Day is always the signal to me that the holiday season is upon us!! 

Today, is Festive Friday at My Cricut Craft Room and today's assignment was to revisit a project we made for Halloween.  I am thrilled to be able to share this little project with you all.  We had this fun little event in our office this year where you would walk in one morning to a surprise goody package on your desk.  You are supposed to know who "Boo'ed" you.  Your job is to pay it forward.  Well, I got boo'ed and even though I knew this project would give it away, I had to play with my vinyl and etching cream!!  I actually did two of these and the ladies went crazy over them!!

I used Ribbons and Rossettes, Pumpkin Carvings, CTMH Art Philosophy,


I cut most of the outside images at 1.75 inches


The center images were welded together and cut at approx. 7.5 inches


I also did a clear mug with the word Boo on it.  If you have never used etching cream, you have to try it.  I simply cut my images from vinly and placed the vinyl where I wanted the plate and cup to be clear.  Then, I smeared the etching cream on the exposed areas, waited 15 minutes and rinsed off. Viola!!

The ladies loved their Boo packages so much! 

Also, for those of you who remember, I made my darling daughter's Halloween costume according to her specifications this year.  Here is the final result.  I wish I had a better picture of the back.  She looked so cute and she was so proud!!


Thank you so much for stopping by.  Please go back to My Cricut Craft Room to see what else Erica has in store for you!!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

November 100 Cartridge Blog Hop


Hello Everyone,

This is the first weekend of the month and that means it's time for the My Cricut Craft Room's 100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop.  Each member of the design team is using at least four different cartridges to create holiday projects. 

You should have arrived from Cathy's Blog.   

If you just happen to stop by, start at the beginning and hop along to see all the great holiday projects. 

For my first project, I used When It's Cold Outside for the snow flake.   
I cut it at 3 inches and Mod Podged it to the candle block my hubby made for me.  The one in the background features the pointsettia from Winter Woodland.


These are domino magnets.  The Ho Ho Ho cut is from Very Merry tags and the snowman and house are from Gingerbread

Here is another view.

These next two images are from the Teresa Collin's Silhouettes Cricut Craft Room exclusive cartridge.


Again, they are put on a candle holder blank.  My hubby did such a good job!  Thanks, Sweety!!

 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Your next stop is Robin's Blog 
If you get side tracked along the way, here's a complete list of all the Sunday Stops. 

SUNDAY
  1. MCCR http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com
  2. Marji http://www.fstampaholic.blogspot.com
  3. Melissa http://papershenaniganz.blogspot.com
  4. Claire http://threewaterscreations.blogspot.com
  5. Ashley http://especiallymade.blogspot.com
  6. Cathy  http://cathyplus5.blogspot.com
  7. Erica’s Projects http://ericasprojects.blogspot.com
  8. Jodi http://jodiesscraplab.blogspot.com
  9. Robin L  http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com
  10. Tess http:/ www.sassycricutcrafting.com
  11. Jamie M http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com
  12. Erica’s Blog Candy http://ericasblogcandy.blogspot.com
  13. Owl About Kids  http://owlaboutkids.blogspot.com