Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Getting Cricky Guest Blog Post!!!

Hi every one! Welcome to my day as a guest blogger at Getting Cricky!! Thank you so much Kristal for honoring me with the chance to be here! I cant remember when I found her blog, but when I did it was like I found a home. The warmth and love you feel can make your darkest day bright! I think God has blessed Kristal with a huge gift. She has the ability to speak right to your heart. To know what you need to feed your spirit. Like little whispers just to you. I find them all the time in her posts. I look forward to reading Kristal's words, they have gotten me through some tough times. I gleam from her strength and kindness every day. So thank you Kristal you are helping me become a kinder, nicer better person with every post!
I'm sure you have all seen Kristal's stamps. They are my go to stamps, I love to create with them. One of my more recent projects was a little mini album I made for my oldest daughter. She is such a blessing, so beautiful and loved. I thought that the stamps from Kristal's set (Amazing You) would be perfect for her. When you are a teenager life can be pretty rough, the oldest of 4 is quite the job, let alone the stress of school, trying to find your place, let alone try to find yourself can get to you after a while. So I wanted to do something special just for her. And wouldn't you know it Kristal's stamps said just the right thing! Here is a pocket page I made. I just love the font of this word. Its so perfect.

Here is how you start the pocket.
Find an old pair of jeans, stains, and holes don't matter, its gives them some character! Pick out the back pocket you want as a page, for your mini. And cut it out. Then trace the pocket on to the jeans and cut out the mirror image. This will go onto the back of your cut out pocket.

The last step is to use fabric glue, I used Aleen's to put both sides together. Then you get to stamp!!! Pick your favorite Kandrews stamps- you can find them here. There are some really fun ones that were just put up recently!! Love them! Once your stamp is picked out inking the edges of your pocket is optional, then use the same color and stamp the sentiment on to your pocket. These stamps work wonderful on jeans! I love the crisp look they give!!
The last part is super fun! You get to bling it up!!! I had added 3 Itop flowers made out of the same jeans to my original page, so I will show you how to make one.

First cut off a leg of the jeans, then open it up. I used the Accu Cut at my local scrap store- (most stores I have visited have these for use.) find a flower die that you like and cut out 2 for each flower you want to attach, I had 3 across the top, so I cut out 6-
Then ink the edges in the colors you want for your project... wouldn't pink and green be super cute?

Then you punch a hole in your flowers, I layer them together then punch at the same time..

Then add the I-top brad! This is the really fun part! First trace the pattern out per the size of brad you are using and cut it out

Place the top of the brad on the metal cup that fits the brad you are going to use place the fabric, material, or  paper on top of that brad and give it a squeeze

Then turn the brad up so you can add some fabric glue to the inside, tuck the edges inside the brad, add the bottom of the brad on and squeeze!

After you take it out of the pink rubber shell that was holding it, you are done! Now add it to your premade flowers

Phew That was a lot of pictures!!! If you are still with me I would love to do a little give away! Because this project was inspired by my daughter who will be 16 on August 9th, I will round up super fun goodies and send them out to a winner chosen by random who lives in the United States! Of course I cant tell you what they will be, but aren't most birthday gifts fun? All you have to do is leave a comment here and over on my blog and follow if you like! If you do come over and follow, or already a follower, I will give you two chances just let me know!!!! Please leave your link if you are new and I will follow you too!!! The winner will be announced on My daughters birthday Aug 9th over on my blog!!!


Lynn B. said...

I came from Kristal's blog and am now a follower. Your tutorial was really good, thanks.

Lynn B.

Karen said...

Came over from Kristal's blog this idea is genius!
karen www.littlescrappieces.blogspot.com

Docerela said...

Hi, I had commented you on Kristal blog but I so love the cute flower and book you made for you daughter. Thank you for following me and I will be following you.


Catarina aka docerela

Docerela said...

O!! there is still something wrong with blogger I can't follow you :(

Kelly S said...

I am visiting from Getting Cricky. I am a new follower. Thanks for stopping by my blog and choosing to follow me as well. Your tutorial is fabulous. I had never seen the i-top before - another tool I will add to my ever growing wish list. :)


Tambo said...

This is a great project! I just bought one of these gadgets and love the tutorial! I am going to have to go find some jean pockets though. I am a new follower. tfs Tami

Tambo's Creations

Creative Diva said...

Hi! I love the idea of what you created with a pair of jeans. Fab job. I am already a follower of your blog. Congrats on being a Guest Designer. I also left a comment on Kristal's blog about your work. Thanks for sharing.

creativediva98 at gmail dot com

CathyinMN said...

I'm a new follower. I read your post on Kristal's blog and like what I see on your blog, as well. Thanks for the tutorial on both blogs today!

Carrie K said...

I came from Kristals blog. I love the denim flower!! I am now following you.

Zabrina said...

I'm already a follower, thank you for the inspiration.

Tammart Designs said...

Hey Kacee!!! Super cute stuff...thank you so much for posting all of the step by step pics. I have been thinking about getting that button gadget but was sure if I'd like it ...I think I'm sold. I'm so glad I found your site and that was through Catarina @ Docerela Creations. Neat site I will be following. Hope you can come over and check out my site...tammartcards.blogspot.com

Audrey Frelx said...

Soooo cute! I've got to get one of those tools!

Babe O'Mara said...

Great tutorial, thanks for all the photos. I'm already a follower. Thanks for a chance to win.


smyiow said...

You know I am already a follower! I love ya Kac! You Rock! Thanks for all your help with my blog and so much more! Great album!

Rhonda Emery said...

tfs really neat looking in the book. love it

missleyden said...

That looks great. Thanks for the tutorial!

OmaGloria said...

Very cool project. I have been a follower and you are a much appreciated follower on my blog already.

Thank you so much for the tip about putting fabric glue in the i-top brads. I have been having trouble getting them taut but maybe this will do the trick.

Precious Hugs

Cathy said...

I came over from Krystals blog, love your project,very crafty. I became a follower to, I am new to the crafty stuff, getting there,
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Christina said...

Thanks for the great tutorial! Love this.

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Great project. I'm glad you were the guest designer because I probably wouldn't have found your blog otherwise and I love your style. I look forward to seeing more great projects from you.

Newbie2crafting said...

awesome project. thanks for becoming a follower of my blog. I am now a follower of yours. I look forward to seeing more of your projects!


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Adorable project!
I am your newest follower!


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Great blue jean creation. Had to look carefully to find the word 'comment' since it blends in with your blog background color. I'm a new follower. Thanks for chance to win giveaway. Happy Birthday to your daughter.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Bunnyfreak said...

I need to pull out my Sizzix dies and cut some flowers. Thanks for the inspiration.

I am a follower.

PLEPOMA said...

Love the flower and pocket. Thanks for the chance to win.

Shawnee said...

Wonderful Kacee. Thanks for sharing this with us. So happy for you!!

Lucy said...

What a great idea and so creative! TFS iluvlu2003@yahoo.com

LyndaJinCO said...

Totally in love with this project and I have to find that thingie you are using that makes buttons... Girl...love this!!! I am having a monthly blog hop - message me at LyndaJinco at gmail.com.....I would love to add you to the group - pick and choose what months you want... themed each month - always posting on the 15th... Thanks for sharing, made sure to follow you...

Angi @ CokiePop said...

This is so crafty clever. Love this. :)

littlen said...

what a cute idea. tfs. i came from Getting Cricky. thanks for the chance to win.

Docerela said...

yyaahooo!! I was finally able to follow you. :0)



Kim said...

Love your project! I don't own an i-top but love what you made using it:) Congrats on your guest post ~Kim

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You are so creative, thanks for sharing!
hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

Judy said...

Love this denim project and that handy-dandy tool! Happy August birthdays -- we have a few, too! Came from my dashboard:-)
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Ildi-The craftin mama said...

I love this project!! What a great way to use up all those outgrown jeans!! Thanks for sharing.

Ildi-The Craftin Mama

Ildi-The craftin mama said...

I am your newest follower. Please stop by my blog too!!

Ildi-The Craftin Mama

Crooked Scrapper said...

I love this tutorial. It is a wonderful mini album and just the flowers are beautiful by themselves. I'm a denim girl, I love every thing denim and have never thought of using it in my scrapbooks. Thanks for the great ideas today.

JustYolie said...

Recycle, reuse, repurpose YOU ROCKED IT!