Saturday, February 2, 2013


Welcome to the Krazy Crafting Crew's February Blog Hop!
This month we are working with Sketches and we have 2 hosts Lissa Marie and co-host Card Monkey's Paper Jungle.
  You should have arrived here from Lisa's blog at Handmade with Love
if not head to Lissa Marie's blog at So Many Crafts to make sure you don't miss anything.

We were given 2 sketches to chose to use for our creation which were provided by Lissa Marie.

I waffled back and forth about which to do: the 12 x 12 scrapbook layout or the card.  I chose ... the card sketch!


When I saw the sketch I initially was going to make my card "girly" and then I decided to challenge myself to make it more "masculine."

I made these cards using a brand new paper pack from Close to My Heart called "Later Sk8r".  It's an A2 size card with White cardstock as the base.  I cut the 2 strips at 1 1/2" x 5 1/4" and 2" x 5 1/4".  The white piece of cardstock was cut at 3"x 3 1/2".

I used our Artiste Cricut cartridge to cut the gears for the card:
Gears:  page 39, A9, Shift, Accent 3, < ( ) >  cut at 1", 1 1/2", and 2 3/4"
Gears:  page 39, A9, Accent 4, < ( ) > cut at 1 1/2"

I used our Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to cut the circle and the banner where I stamped the sentiment with Lagoon ink:
Circle:  page 21, A1, < Circle1 > cut at 1 1/2"
Banner:  page 68, E8, < Banner1 > cut at 3"

I used Pear ink for the circle underneath one of the gears.  I randomly stamped the Lagoon colored gears with an image from our Perfect Fit - Frames 2 stamp set.  The sentiment "Happy Birthday" came from our Just a Number stamp set.

Artiste Cricut cartridge (Z1790)
Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (Z2686)
Later Sk8r paper pack (X7167B)
Perfect Fit - Frames 2 (D1536)
Just a Number (D1514)
Sparkles - Black and Gray (Z1754)
Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2195)
Pear Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2197)
Slate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2173)
Sponge Daubers (Z726)
3D Foam Tape (Z1151) 

In addition to the giveaway Lissa Marie is doing, Scrapbook Stamp Society is our sponsor for this month's blog hop.


For those who comment on all the blogs in this hop, Scrapbook Stamp Society is giving away 3 sets of stamps to one lucky winner that comments.  It is your option to subscribe to all the blogs in the hop but to gain an extra entry you can subscribe to their blog at ADDICTED TO STAMPS and let us know that you did.

Again, be sure your email coordinates with the one you used to comment on so we can contact you.

Thank you for stopping by, your next stop on this hop is Pam of MZLavr2's Creations.


Here is the full line up for you to help navigate and tab browse if you like.
  Lissa ~ So Many Crafts
Ellen ~ CardMonkey's Paper Jungle
Janet ~ Janet's Creative World
Liz ~ Tryin 2 Craft
Paula ~ Precious Pages by Paula
Katina ~ Loving Life's Little Blessings
Robin ~ Scrap 'n Chat
Zenita ~Scrappin with Z
Cicily ~ Pink Dalmations Scrapbooker
Lisa ~ Handmade with Love  YOU CAME FROM HERE
Lucy ~ Love 2 Create  YOU ARE HERE
Pam ~ MZLavr2's Creations YOUR NEXT STOP

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Don't forget to leave a comment to be eligible for our giveaways.

Have a wonderfully crafty day!



  1. Good idea make it an opportunity to make a masculine card, we always get stuck when it comes time to make the forbidden card, lol..

  2. Your cards are wonderful!

  3. VERY nicely done, Lucy -- I too am always challenged when it comes to making masculine cards. The new Later Sk8r papers are perfect -- love the gears idea, too. Thank you for joining in on the Sketch Challenge Blog Hop!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  4. Love your card. the gears are a great idea. you did a great job. I'm a new follower and a folower of addicted to stamps.

  5. What a great take on the sketch.

  6. awesome cards! Love the colors and that you chose to do a masculine card.

  7. Great masculine card. I never make masculine cards until I need it and then I'm trying to think of something at the last minute. I think that will be my crafting challenge this year, have a stash of male appropriate cards on hand! Thanks for the inspiration

  8. Great masculine card and great papers. TFS

  9. Awesome cards, I love how you used the gears from Artiste.

  10. love your card, but then all your projects are just awesome!! TFS nice hopping with you today! Janet


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