Friday, December 30, 2011

Fanpire Recap

Hello Crafty Sprout Friends. Welcome to Day2 of our Recap Event.
In cased you missed Day1 (Have A Cool Yule with me) click Here.

Today my Teamie KC has some Vampire Lust, ahem I mean Love, to share with you. :D


Good morning my Crafty Sprouts friends! This is Kacee from You Had Me At Scrap. I am very happy to present you with today's featured stamp set- Fanpire! I love this set, and have made a little card and bookmark for a vampire book lover! This is a perfect stamp set to pick up if you love all things Vampy or have a "Fanpire" of your own at home...

I have 2 Twihards and, I love me some True Blood! (So I have a special attachment to this set.) Fanpire is perfect for Christmas, Valentines Day, Birthdays and so many other fun occasions- really its turning in to my go to sentiment stamp set.  If you would like to win a book mark head on over to my blog and leave a comment, I have made 4 more bookmarks for some bloggy friends. I will choose 4 winners on January 1st! Make sure you come back next week for more featured sets by my ever so crafty DT sisters!! You wont want to miss all the talent that will be showcased here on Crafty Sprouts!

Make sure you pop on over to Kacee's Blog for your chance to win one of her awesome bookmarks. 

This is a must set for all you Vampy lovers out there!!  My fave senti is "I Wanna Do Bad Things With You" because I so want to do Bad Things with the sexy Viking Eric from True Blood. Mmmmmmm. Lol.
This set is currently Sold Out but it will be available again but in the meantime, make sure you hop on over to the Crafty Sprouts Shop to check out all the other sets.

Have a SAFE and HAPPY New Year.  See you next week for day3 of our Recap Event.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Have a Cool Yule Recap

Hello Crafty Sprout friends!! JESS here with one of the last few posts of 2011. The year is finishing up and us Crafty Sprout gals are taking a challenge break. Yay!!! Lol. We will be back with a new challenge mid January.

But since we didn't want to leave you all with an inactive blog until then, we are bringing you a Recap Event for the next few days. Our event is a reminder of all the Awesome Stamp Sets Crafty Sprouts has to offer and what you can do with them. Plus, some of the gals will be offering up mini blog candies. So lets get on with the show :)

I'm here bringing you a recap of Have A Cool Yule. I know that Christmas has just passed but because it just passed, we now need a place to record all the wonderful memories. I created a paper bag mini (one of the few that Ill be making).

I like this format because it can be kept simple or you can add on to it. This mini took several hours to make (but because I sometimes sit there and stare into space thinking if I should add an embellishment. lol) But if you have a paper line that you really like and you just want that to shine (no images or embellishments) then you can create the mini in about 30 minutes (give or take 10-15 min).

I originally was going to keep it simple and straight forward but then I saw the opportunity to add pockets and tags and I said, "Sure why not, etc etc etc" Ummmm, my etcs aren't appropriate here. Lol. These pages are the middle section of the mini.

Here are some of the tags that come with the mini. All images are from Simply B Stamps. I used the complete Jude and the Rockers Christmas line. Aren't they all SUPER ADORABLE in their footie pajamas. Squeal!!!! I just want to pinch their cheeks. This Christmas line is by far my fave from Jude and the Rockers. I highly recommend you hop on over to pick up all 6. The quality is awesome and you'll get a lot of use out of them.

Of course I needed to use Crafty Sprouts signature barcode stamp for the back of my book. It gives it that finishing touch. Now I just gave you a few peeks at what is inside my mini. You must hop on over to my blog, My Scrap Diary, to see the rest of it. Plus, I'm putting together a mini candy for you with a variety of Christmas papers.

This set is currently sold out but it will be available again. You can hop on over to the Crafty Sprouts Shop to see all the other sets  available.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you come back tomorrow to see what my teamie KC has for you.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Photo Op Winner and Christmas Wishes

Happy Friday!! Wow we are 2 days away from Christmas. Eeeek!! Are you all ready or are you like me, still trying to make it to the post office. Lol! Ummm, I'm not kidding :D

Ok onto our random winner of the Photo Op challenge. The lucky gal to win 7 Bugaboo Digi Images of your choosing is:

#12 Karla U

Karla please contact me, JESS, within a week so I can get your prize squared away. My email address is found on my blog.

This week we will not be having a challenge. Here at Crafty Sprouts challenges, we will be taking a mini holiday break to enjoy the season and all the delicious goodies it brings. We will be back in the New Year with fun new challenges and Awesome!! new stamp sets.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! from all of us here at Crafty Sprouts.

Before I go, I want to leave you with this uber cute card created by my teamie Raven showing you how hapy we have been to have you all play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Do I dazzle you??

Hey there crafty people!! Can you believe Christmas is a couple of days away! EEEK! It feels like this year just flew by! I am so ready to eat some of my grandmas delicious tamales and have some great family time!

Well today I have another mini calendar to share with you all. I just LOVE making these! I just may make a few more for my sisters hehe. This one is for my aunt Veronica, she is a HUGE twilight fan it is so funny I think she likes it more that her teen daughters lol. She is all about Edward and his sparkly awesomeness so I know she will aodre this!
I know you can't really tell from the pic but Edwards face is all sparkly I added stickles
this is the back of it, simple but I just HAD to add the fanpire barcode!
I stamped this on the inside front cover all sentiments are from my "Fanpire" stamp set. Perfect for those cute Greeting farm stamps!
I stamped this sentiment on each month
Materials used:
  • mini calendar (walmart $2.00)
  • paper DCWV halloween/fall stack and eternal love stack
  • Dressy Edward Digi Greeting Farm
  • Craftysprouts Fanpire set
  • stickles
Super cute right! I really wanted to give them something that I made using my stamps sets because they have been great supporters and are very proud! Be sure to stop by tommorrow for the last mini calendar and for the winner of the Photo Op challenge! Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A smile a Day!

Hello crafty friends! First I have to apologize for my absence these last few weeks. I recieved some terrible news 2 days before Thanksgiving that has really changed a lot of things in my life. My grandfather, the only "dad" I have ever known was diagnosed with Prostate cancer. When I found out I couldnt even breathe he is very important to me and I just can't picture my life without him. At first he was sad but still feeling ok but then over the last couple of weeks he has gotten sick. I have spent every free minute at his house helping my grandma care for him and getting him all his meds and making appointments. It has really taken a toll on me and I haven't had much time for crafting. I owe my DT girls sooo much for keeping things going! Jess has taken over my blog and has written many of the posts and taken care of prizes, and a bunch of other behind the scenes stuff lol Thanks Jess and thank you to all my DT girls for being there for me right now!

 So lets get away from that sad stuff and get to the craft talk!
Today I decided to let my grandpa rest and stayed home with the kiddos, wandering around the house I found myself in my favorite spot, my craft room! So this is one of 3 mini calendars I have made for my mom and two aunts as stocking stuffers!

First this mini calendar is for my momma! She is pretty girly and loves soft colors I hope she will like it! Sorry about the glare I forgot to take off the plastic cover.
All the sentiments I used on this came from my Smile on! set.
I used different sentiments for each month
My mom's birthday is in March that is why I used this sentiment
Materials used:
  • Mini Calendar
  • Elena (greeting farm wild sprouts line)
  • Craftysprouts Smile on stamp set
  • paper pink paislee stack
  • Prisma color pencils
Be sure to come back tomorrow and friday for two more mini calendars! These are so fun to make and dont take a lot of time! I also want to let you all know that we will not have a challenge this week and will resume our challenges after the new year, but we will be announcing the winner of the Photo op challenge friday!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Photo Op. Round 2

Happy Friday!! Jess here bringing you another fun DT post. Wow we have less than 10 days to go for Christmas.  Time sure does go by quickly. I know this is going to be one crazy weekend with a lot of last minute shopping so I wont keep you long with my ramblings. lol.

Here's a reminder...
The Challenge: Create a project inspired by the picture above. 
The Prize: Thanks to our challenge sponsor, Bugaboo Digi Stamps, the winner will receive 7 images of their choosing to play with.

Onto our weekly players ;)

Coming Soon







December Guest Amanda

To link up your photo inspired project, click HERE for Week 1.
Don't forget that any Crafty Sprouts Stamp Set will make an excellent gift for one of your crafty friends.
Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Smile On

Hi Crafty Sprouts friends, Jess here taking over for the day :) I'm here sharing with you a card I created using the brand new SMILE ON set. I just love this set because its one of those sets that make you smile plus its versatile. It can be used for several occasions. Case in point, today's card is a Birthday one. However, last week I used several of the sentiments for a Cheer Up project and next ill be using it for friendship cards. I also love this set because it encourages me to create using the colors found on this card. I think I have found a new color set and layout that I love. So be warned, you will see it popping up. Lol. 

In case you haven't hopped on over to the Crafty Sprouts Shop to buy this set, this is the time!! There are few left in stock plus several of the other sets are on sale for $12.50 with FREE Shipping!!!! Wow, Wow, WoW!!! This really is a GREAT set that should be part of your collection and the collection of a friend.

Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you get to play along in our Photo Op Challenge sponsored by Bugaboo Digi Stamps. 

Friday, December 9, 2011

Photo Op with Bugaboo

Happy Friday All. Jess here bringing you a brand new challenge. Thank you all that played along with our Tag It! Challenge. They were all wonderful tags and I can see that most of you are ready to embrace Christmas. Our next challenge is continuing the Holiday Spirit but before we do, lets get to our random winner.

The winner of their very own Crafty Sprouts SMILE ON set is
#22 Kathy!!

Congrats!! This is one is one of my fave sets. It's such a Happy one that can be used for several type of cards. I know you're going to love it!! Please email me your info within 2 days. You can find my email on my blog.

Now, The challenge: Create a project inpired by the Festive Picture below.
You can be inspired by the colors, an image or the picture as a whole.

Our Sponsor for this challenge is BUGABOO Stamps
Bugaboo is small Canadian company that began with Jodie's illustrations. This company offers images that range from seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!

The Prize:

Onto your Friday inspiration. Some of the regular gals are sick this week but fear not because we still have plenty of uber cute inspiration for you (featuring the Have A Cool Yule set). This week wealso have 2 Special ladies from the Bugaboo Design Team joining us. Please make sure you hop on over to show them and the rest of the gals some bloggy love.

Erika Here!! I am so excited about our sponsor this week! They have some of the cutest images!! For my project this week I decided to take some plain white boxes I bought to put small gifts in, and dress them up! I love how easy this was to put together and it looks too cute!

Special Guest Lori

Special Guest Tammy







Sandra (You must check out the back)

December Guest Amanda

December Guest Yolie
Wow, check out that background.

In case you didnt know we currently have a Crafty Sprouts blog hop going on. You have a chance to win a lot of amazing home made blog candy and  your very own FANPIRE set (currently Sold Out). To begin click HERE. Also most of the sets are on SALE for 12.50 with FREE Shipping. Talk about WOW!!!
Hop on over to the Crafty Sprouts Shop to pick up your sets.

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Crafty Sprouts Blog Hop!

Hi everyone Welcome to the  Crafty Sprouts Blog Hop!! The Dt wanted to get together to do a hop to showcase the new release stamps and have some fun!!
So here you are at the beginning of the hop at the Craftysprouts blog!! Now listen to this...each of the gals are making something extra special to give to...YOU! You heard that right!! Isnt' that awesome!! We want you to have special gifts/cards/tags etc for this special season and all year so we are making a plethora of different items for our fabulous commenter's. One person (this is up to you) will be selected as a winner from each blog and that winner will be sent the goodies that they witnessed today!

I will be giving away  the set that I am using here today Fanpire!!! Whoo Hoo just a little  early Christmas present hehe!! This set is sold out right now so if you have been wanting it here is your chance to get your Twihard hands on it!!
Ok so now on to my project...
 I decided to make this super cute SUPER HUGE bottle cap magnet Set!! OK Twihards get ready to squeal lol! These are inspired by my favorite scene from the twilight movies the baseball scene!!I was going to give this away today but my little 15 year old cousin is not only a Twihard but a baseball player and I knew she would just love these for her room!
This is supposed to be Emmet! I tried to get the colors he was wearing as close as possible
 This is Rosalie isn't she just too cute!
I just wanted to share with you just how big these bottle caps are lol I LOVE them! The zebra bottle cap is a normal sized one that I used to make my jewelry with, now look how huge these are in comparison lol!They are 4 inches in diameter!  I added magnets on the back of them so she can hang them on her magnet board! I hope she likes them!!
What so you think?? I still need to add the crystal lacquer on the inside but I try to take my pics before I do that because then there is a glare. OH I forgot the tin that they are going to be packaged in are from recollections flowers I bought at Micheals not a bad way to reuse they fit perfectly I just added the paper and stamp to the front and viola!

So time to get your hop on!!!! Next up is my fabulous crafty buddy Carley, and see what awesomeness she has created!!

Thank you all so much for hopping and please don't forget to jump on over and purchase some awesome Crafty Sprout stamps!