Friday, December 7, 2012


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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Website and changes, again!

Well friends, this blog has been real fun and a great stepping stone to the next level.
I have decided to go for a full website change and will no longer be using blogger in the near future.
You may have noticed, my updates have been few and far between.
Most of this is due to the limits of blogger and what i wanted this to be in comparison to what it can do.  Some has been due to blogger and it's continued fails.

The bottom line is, I will be moving to a new format and look and have some new things to share when I do...stay tuned...because this is where I will post the new website link!

Coming the first week in December!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

CROP 'till you DROP!

It is our very first ever Scrapbooking Crop!!!!


*** ONLY 12 seats available ***
Fri Oct 26 - 6 PM - midnight!
Sat Oct 27 - 9 AM - 5 PM

Your Crop includes:

  • Friday- Pizza, Pop and snacks (lattes, mochas included too!)
  • Saturday - Snacks and drinks provided, lunch is ON YOUR OWN
  • A dedicated space for you to scrap all weekend long! Leave it spread out if you want to.
  • Use of open stock cardstock, designer papers, accessories such as ribbon, buttons, brads & bling!
  • Full use of Stamps, Inks, Sprays & Embossing!
  • All tools & equipment including Cricut and Cuddlebug!
  • HUGE assortment of idea books for inspiration.
  • The teacher will be on sight for tip, tricks and techniques.
  • Mini lessons offered throughout the weekend!
Available for purchase:
Tombow refills, alterable items, scrap kits, card kits and specialty items, assorted bling & accessories.
Be sure to bring your photos, your own supplies and anything you love to use to create the best scrapbooking experience!
SAVE and buyBOTH DAYS $60

a $35 non refundable deposit is due
NO LATER than October 19th.

*****No seats are saved without deposit!*****

Saturday, September 22, 2012



...............................  and the winner is ...................

...............  of a set of the fabulous cards

 made during our first ever WOTG Card Class ..............

.....................  One of the above pictured packets of 3 HANDMADE cards ..................

.................................  without further a do.................

RUTH W. of Mesa, AZ!

Thanks Ruth for taking the time to comment on our blog and view the videos.  We will be sending your cards to you on Monday.

Stay tuned for the next just never know when or where but I guarantee it will be something AWESOME!

Monday, September 10, 2012

September's Kraaft Along

Please read and watch to enter the giveaway...all information about that is down below!

Today's post is all about one of our new features...Kraaft Along With Me videos.

September's Kraaft Along is featured in the Close To My Heart Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book
on page 22, Avonlea Cards WOTG! (Workshop On The Go!)

I have made a 3 part video for those who have purchased the kit and would like to Kraaft Along.  If you have not yet purchased the kit, be sure to check out all you need to get started and enjoy the videos.

Items needed to complete September's Kraaft Along:
item #             Description                                                                      
G1041            WOTG! Avonlea Card making kit
Z2111             Chocolate Exclusive Ink Pad
Z2173             Slate Exclusive Ink Pad
Z2147             Smokey Plum Exclusive Ink Pad
Z1151             3D Foam Tape
Y1002             1" x 3 1/2" block
Y1003             2" x 2" block
Y1006             3" x 3" block
Y1010             2" x 6 1/2" block

Tools: paper trimmer, scissors, tweezers or piercing tool, adhesives (these items are also available in the store)

Please visit Kraaft Shaak Store to get complete pricing information.
If you are interested in other Kraaft Alongs, be sure to check out the other WOTG kits.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Now, to enter the drawing for a set of the three cards featured in these videos, please comment on this blog post.  You may enter TWICE by also commenting on the videos.  Enter THRICE by sharing this on facebook!
Why are you still sitting there?  ENTER NOW WITH A COMMENT!

Drawing will be held on Friday September 20th at 9 PM MDT.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

nearly a month?

I can not believe it has been nearly a month since my last post.  I am very busy in the studio working on some new projects and videos and even a new series!  I suppose that leaves me with no time to we have school now and that takes up my time as well. 

Hopefully soon you will see more post, more regularly here as we get into the swing of things.

A new video is being posted this week...and it is at least a 2 keep your eyes open.

In the mean time, take a gander at the NEW Kraaft Shaak banner up on my (needs to be painted) front porch!

a close up of the acorns and leaves with all the bling!

Open and ready for business!

I hope it looks inviting...see you soon!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

$5 Stamps! Free Tote? What is going on here???


There are only a few of these beauties left!

You get this tote bag FREE
*while supplies last*
when you sign up this month to be a consultant for Close To My Heart.

Join for only $49! by selecting the Essential's Kit
Shown here:
Includes all you need to get started and some great products
yours to keep if you decide later this is not for you.

If you are more career oriented, then go for the Master's Kit
with all that above plus this:

Why join CTMH?
Not just for the, the great discounts, the sneak peak at NEW and exciting product, the friends you will meet or the fun you will have.
Not just for the money you will make as you share your unique products with friends and family, the camaraderie with others who share your passion for paper crafting, or the joy you will have in making your own items, gifts and treasured memories come alive.
No, don't do it for any of these it for the tote bag!
QUICK!  Before it is gone!

Be sure to contact me to get started TODAY!


National Stamping Month

$5 DOUBLE Stamp Set!

To celebrate National Stamping Month in September, we are bringing back our popular double stamp set promotion! You can get the exclusive, new My Acrylix® It’s Your Day double stamp set for just $5 when you place a minimum order of $35 in full retail products from August 15 through September 30, 2012. You’ll love this double set—two D-size sets in one envelope—which includes nearly 50 trendy images that makes it easy to capture the everyday moments in your life. The double set has a retail value of $35.90, which drastically increases the value of your qualifying purchase! Have twice the fun stamping during National Stamping Month with our new, exclusive It’s Your Day double stamp set!

Be sure to get in on this awesome DOUBLE Stamp Set by placing an order on our Mystery Hostess party for August.  You may be our next awards winner**!  GO SHOPPING NOW! to be entered to win.  Tell your friends!  The more spent, the more awards available.

**Mystery Hostess awards will go to one winner drawn from the names of customers ordering from the August Mystery Hostess link provided on Kraaft Shaak CTMH page.  Eligable customers must have ordered no less than $1.  The party must qualify to have the give away.  Drawing will be held August 31st, the winner announced here and on our facebook page.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Working hard, and checking in.

Okay friends, I am working on many items right now.
  • Egg Shell Tutorial
  • Birthday Party decor and invites
  • Trash To Treasure Tuesdays (a new series)
  • CC101 Graduate to do list (top secret fun!)
  • flannel baby blankets
  • Etsy Store, products and new online store coming soon
and most importantly
  • Holding the baby girl of my dreams!
So, you see why we are not too busy on the blog right now, but I promise to be posting very much, VERY soon!  Stay tuned and as always,

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Egg Shell Art

Would you believe I took some egg shells (instead of throwing them away I washed them and dried them) some alchohol ink and a lot of time and created something beautiful?

Well, I did, you just can not see it yet.  It is drying!
This picture is to tease you and I also want to know, would you prefer a VIDEO tutorial or PHOTO tutorial on how I did it?

Enjoy the picture and then comment which you prefer.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Scrappin' Fun!

I am so excited...I just played around with inks, sprays and paint.  Come up with this darling layout, so I HAD to share!

10 Things I love About You.  She is less than 10 days old and ya, I had no problem coming up with 10 things!

10 Things stamp set of 11 stamps.  Includes I Cherish, I Dream about, I Miss you, I do everyday, I wish for your birthday, That make today great.  Item #C1474 $13.95

10-Things Pocket item #Z1412 4 3/8" x 3 1/2" pocket with 10 - 5 " x 3/4" numbered strips: black, colonial white. $3.95

used watercolor paper, swiped it with white acrylic paint and after it was dry I sprayed with Lindy's sprays and then splatted a starburst dauber to make the "splatter" marks in green. 

Pink and white crocheted flowers are available for sale in the Shaak or you may learn how to make your own here too.   Perfect addition for a little girl!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Just had to share the baby girl with you...enjoy!

Karli Rose in the seat to go home from the hospital and she just sits and sticks out her tongue!  I love it!!!!

Friday, August 3, 2012

August Mystery Hostess Party & other updates

Hello Kraafters!

We are starting something new...each month I will start a party link on my CTMH (Close To My Heart) website for all to order from.  On the last day of ordering (usually the last day of the month) I will draw one name from the list of those that have ordered.  That winner will get to be the hostess for that party!  THAT MEANS FREE STUFF!  HALF OFF ITEMS TOO!

So, here is how it works...
Go to this link Kraaft Shaak Online and click on the monthly Mystery Hostess party link.
Order your goods - anything over $1!
Share the link with all your friends, because the party needs to be over $150 to get a hostess chosen!
and then wait for your name to be drawn.
While you wait, make a wish list of all the goodies you want just in case you win  :)

What else are we doing at the Kraaft Shaak?

Gearing up for the fall schedule.  I am excited to announce we will offer After School Art classes this year for kids under 13.  I am so excited about this.  We will run 4 weeks at a time during the year with a small break for holidays and so on.  It is my intention to offer smaller bite sized calsses that you will only need to attend the four classes being offered at a time rather than an ongoing year long class.

The registration for this class is in the Shaak noon - 9 pm Thursday- Saturday in August OR you may register 24 hours a day on our Events and Shedules tab above.  Just fill out the form for EACH little one you wish to attend.  That is also a good place to see the entire month schedule and sign yourself up for one of our adult offerings as well.

Two Saturdays a month we are hosting all day kraafting for only $10.  See all the details on the events page click ont he calendar for more info.
I will have pictures up real soon with samples of the up coming projects and workshops.
Thanks for stoppping by...we look forward to Kraafting with you soon!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Baby Is Here!

Hello friends and family!

I am sorry, I have been so wrapped up in getting ready for a grandbaby I have neglected my blog.

I hope you understand!

For your patience, I will reward you with photos...ENJOY!

Karli Rose born July 31, 2012 2:20 PM!
She was 7 lbs. 8 oz. and 20 1/2 inches
She and momma are doing VERY well.

Monday, July 16, 2012


Well friends, I have been on the mend.  My wrist is doing much better since I took the month of July off...from just about EVERYTHING!
What results from this though, is superior boredom!

I love Krafting...anyone who knows me, knows this is true.  I especially love making gifts and special orders for people who do not have the time or desire to create something, but want a quality gift to give to someone else.  My dear friends asked me to make them some "Yellowstone Vacation Albums" and so here they are.  I included everything except the YELLOWSTONE part becasue I knew they could add that with stickers if they wanted.

This way they can input all the pics from their entire vacation and it has a woodsy theme to go with the Yellowstone trip.
There are two, each album is 6" X 6" and folds out acordian style.  I tied it shut with a ribbon and added some extra flaps that will hold 4"X6" photos or even a cobination of wallets if desired.

Check it out!

Book number 1

Book number 2

Inside pages 1 & 2 (flip flap on the left, the glare)

Pages 3 & 4 flip flap on right

opposite side pages 5 & 6, 3 more flip flaps together

Standing up acordian style.  Kinda kewl, huh?

Well...since my hand is much better, and I was getting new likes on our facebook page, I decided to challenge my friends to get us up to 100 likes!  Do you think we can do it?

When we do, I will be giving away a RED, WHITE & BLUE version of this album.  It will be full of stars and very fun for your summer fun memories.  Be sure to like our facebook page to get into the fun...BUT WAIT...I have one more fun thing to give away!

If you comment on this blog AND like our facebook page...I will be drawing one name from the comments to give away a $25 gift certificate to Close To My Heart with one NEW idea book!

How awesome is that?
That is TWO (2) ways to win something
awesome from the Kraaft Shaak!!!
Be sure to leave a comment here and
then click on over to facebook and LIKE OUR Kraaft Shaak page. 

(*only comments that are from people who LIKE the facebook page will be entered to win!)

EDIT!  GIVE AWAY IS NOW CLOSED!  These are the winners we had this sure to like us on facebook to enter next time!
I am super excited...and we are giving away a TON of goodies...

The winner from our BLOG give away...this person commented on the blog and liked our fb page...
Sylvia Smith Hubbuch Tabor YOU WIN a $25 CTMH Gift Certificate and the NEW Idea Book!

The winner of the IN TOWN drawing...this person helped SHARE the word and LIKED our fb page...
Angela Vidrich YOU WIN a set of handmade THANK...

The winner of the OUT OF TOWN drawing...this person helped SHARE the word and LIKED our fb page...
Rabekah Lewis YOU WIN a $25 Gift Certificate to CTMH and the NEW Idea Book!

The winner of our 100 LIKES GIVEAWAY PROMOTION.....
drum roll please

Cindy Brown Parker!
You win the handmade Summer Fun album!

Thank you for liking the page...sharing the word with others and helping us GROW, ALL OF YOU!
Please contact Heather Corbitt privately to get me your address so I can mail you your prize! (Locals, can pick up IN STORE! Set up day and time with Heather please!)

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Crafty Confessions

Friday, June 29, 2012

Some pictures to share...of my growing family!!!!!



Mitch, Ruby and the new little blessing, Karli Rose

(she is hidden in the heart there...stop getting so close to your computer screen. You need to wait a few more weeks to see her!)


Mom and Dad

A lovely day and beautiful setting with beautiful people!



trying to be artsy



a lovely present arriving soon!


Daddy love!



Enjoying ourselves!


Just lovely!