Kids and Project Life

Hi there, its Treasa here today and I wanted to share how I get my granddaughter involved in my Project Life album. Of course I have tons of photos of her and memorabilia from places and events but I wanted to have her add a personal touch to my album. So I have her draw me a picture or write me a note on a PL card. I think it will be a great way to look back on and remember that time.

Today I gave her a plain 4×6 piece of heavy weight cardstock and asked her to draw me a picture of her and I and this is what she came up with:Art by KayleeI just added a star for the flair to sit on and added the date to the card. In case you can’t tell that is her and me sitting by the pool.

Art by Kaylee2I love how I can get custom flair from The Crafty Pickle to help make my PL album more personalized. The Art by flair is also available in several different colors and you can also get it as a magnet and display your little ones art on the refrigerator.

Art by Kaylee3So grab some blank PL cards and hand your kids some crayons, markers, pencils and let them help make your PL album more personal and special.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!!!

Treasa for ThecraftyPickle.com

Lights, camera, create!

Hi there, its Treasa here today to share with you some cards I created using flair from the Movie Night set and the Cinema Relish Mix from The Crafty Pickle Shop.

First up  I created a popcorn gift card holder. I used the movie tickets flair from the Movie Night set and the reel from the Cinema Relish Mix.

MG1You pull the popcorn out and the gift card is tucked up inside. I also added a star from the Cinema Relish Mix as well as some Film Strip washi tape from the shop.

MG2I also wanted to create a couple cards for my Project Life album.

MG3I created the base of both cards digitally then went to town adding some items from the shop.

For the Movie Night card, i used the Popcorn flair from the Movie Night set and a reel, movie camera and stars from the Cinema Relish Mix as well as used some of the Film strip washi tape.

For the “I Reely Love You ” card, I put two reels from the Cinema Relish Mix together and added some thin ribbon to look like the film . I also used some of the stars from the Cinema Relish Mix too.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Treasa for ThecraftyPickle.com

Remembering Dad

Remembering Dad

This Father’s Day will be particularly hard for me and my family this year. We lost our Dad in February to a traumatic accident.
My Dad was an awesome guy and the life of the party. We know that he wouldn’t want us to be sad on this day, so I decided
we would celebrate him on Father’s Day. Taniesa created some special flair for me so that I could use them to create cards for my
PL album. I have to say when I first saw them , I cried and I couldn’t believe how perfect and how special these were.

First I wanted to create a card using this My Favorite Memory of my Dad flair so I could document that memory of my Dad.

favorite

His grandchildren called him Superman, they seen him as a strong man who could get through anything, so I wanted to create
a card to honor our ” Superman” using a custom flair of a photo of my Dad.

super

Lastly I wanted to share a lovely gift that Taniesa sent to me for my family and me to wear on Father’s Day, how special is this ribbon and its something we could wear every Father’s Day!!

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I love how special these custom flair are and how they will help us celebrate and remember my Dad on this Father’s Day.

Taniesa can create custom flair for you no matter the subject, just send her a message in The Crafty Pickle shop and let
her know what you are looking for.

Treasa for ThecraftyPickle.com

Turn your art into your own custom flair embellishments!

Hi Crafty Friends!

Today I wanted to share with you something new and exciting in our Etsy shop! Starting today, you now have the option to create your very own flair buttons in two different ways!

Make your own custom flair buttons with your artwork, stamps, washi, photos, and more @ TheCraftyPickle.com

First, you will need to download our TCP Flair template (found HERE) then print the template on your favorite paper. I used Neenah solar white 80 lb cardstock but anything 80 lb or lighter will work.

Make your own custom flair buttons with your artwork, stamps, washi, photos, and more @ TheCraftyPickle.com

Then gather together all the supplies you would like to use to create your flair. You can use different types of coloring mediums, stamps, washi tape, anything smooth and flat will work.

Make your own custom flair buttons with your artwork, stamps, washi, photos, and more @ TheCraftyPickle.com

Now for the FUN part! Doodle and color your heart out! Hand letter some phrases for your project life album.  Customize monograms or personalized buttons for gifts. Create cute page markers and charms for your planners. Use your favorite stamps (even digi stamps if your handy with photoshop) to create a unique embellishment! Little planner stamps work perfect for this project and most stamp sets have small images that are an inch or smaller. Make sure that you keep your artwork in the center circle, the rest will be cut off when making the flair.

Make your own custom flair buttons with your artwork, stamps, washi, photos, and more @ TheCraftyPickle.com

Once you are finished creating your little 1 inch works of art, Cut down the sheet so that it will fit in the envelope you are using. Keeping two or more circles per cut is preferred but not required.

Make your own custom flair buttons with your artwork, stamps, washi, photos, and more @ TheCraftyPickle.com

Go to our Etsy store listing HERE to order the amount and type of buttons you would like. If there is a different amount you are wanting than what is listed in our shop just send a custom order request and we can adjust the totals for you. Once you place your order we will send you the mailing address to send your artwork to.

Make your own custom flair buttons with your artwork, stamps, washi, photos, and more @ TheCraftyPickle.com

Once we receive your artwork we will send you a confirmation email so you know we have it in hand. We will then cut and create your flair for you and then ship it back. Remember that if you are requesting traditional flat backed flair you will get our signature low profile flat flair style making them perfect for projects that you don’t want to add a lot of bulk.

Make your own custom flair buttons with your artwork, stamps, washi, photos, and more @ TheCraftyPickle.com

Usual turn around time is 2-3 business days (sometime sooner) If a rush is needed please check before completing your purchase so we can make sure we can accommodate your request. 

Remember, not only can you create traditional flat backed or pin backed flair buttons, but there is other options as well!

Flair / Button options @thecraftypickle.com

I did mention that there was TWO new listings to create your own custom flair. The next option is super easy. Simply grab your favorite papers, Journaling cards, and scraps. Make sure they are NO SMALLER than 2 inches by 2 inches. Pop those papers in an envelope and once you complete your purchase though our store we will send you the mailing address to send these papers in. You can find this shop listing HERE.

Make your own custom flair buttons with your artwork, stamps, washi, photos, and more @ TheCraftyPickle.com

We will then turn your collection of papers, cards, and/or scraps into your made to match embellishments! This is a great way to get unique flair to match your favorite paper lines and core kits.

What do you think? Sound like fun? Download the template and give it a try, There is no cost until you actually purchase the package you want to order. It is so much fun seeing something you create yourself made into a fun embellishment or accessory.

I hope you are as excited about these new options in the store as we are! Let us know what you think and share with your friends about this fun new option and you could win a $5 gift certificate to our shop! Click on the rafflecopter giveaway for several chances to win (you can enter every day) winner announced on 6/18/15!

a Rafflecopter giveaway  ****Giveaway closed. Congrats to our winner, Tina! I have sent you an email with your Gift Certificate code to the Etsy shop. Thank you to all that entered!****

Happy Crafting!

Taniesa for ThecraftyPickle.com

30 Day Color Challenge: Day 1 (officially)

Hi Crafty Friends!

Yesterday I posted that I was taking TheDailyMarker’s 30 day color challenge to complete 30 handmade project life cards. Well I guess I was a little excited and the official start date is TODAY…. so I will end up doing 31 cards during this challenge.

30 day marker challenge from TheDailyMarker.com

For today’s Project life card I am using two different Close To My Heart stamp sets. The first is the CTMH Stamp of the month : Choose Happy, the second set is Your own kind of wonderful. I was so excited to use the new SOTM that this was a perfect time to break it out. This design would work fantastic on a card as well and you could put pretty much anything in the frames.

choose happyyourownkindofwonderfulHere is the PL card that I created.

PL card using CTMH March SOTM: Choose Happy @Thecraftypickle.com

I stamped the frame with Memento black ink and then masked off the frame leaving the center open to stamp the butterflies. I used Copic markers to color in the large butterfly and then covered with CTMH Liquid Glass. Once everything was dry, I cut out the frame and used foam adhesive to pop it up on top of another framed stamped image on a 3×4 card.

PL card using CTMH March SOTM: Choose Happy @Thecraftypickle.com

Now I have a fun spring filler card for my Project Life album.

Thanks so much for visiting. See you back tomorrow for day #2 of the color challenge!

Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

Kathy’s 30 Day Color Challenge!

Hi Crafty Friends,

If you haven’t heard, Kathy, From TheDailyMarker.com is starting a 30 day color challenge starting today though April 2nd. I read about her idea and thought this was a great opportunity to do something creative every day for 30 days. I get caught up in a lot of things between family, chores, business stuff, ect… That I forget to do something creative for myself. You can read more about her challenge and see how she is preparing for the 30 days HERE.

I have not only decided to play but to put my own little spin on it. For the next 30 days I plan on making 30 colored Project Life cards to use in my 2015 album. I think this will help me get more practice in with a variety of markers, pencils, and watercolors that I have been neglecting.

I was up late last night so I got an early start on today’s coloring. My newly turned 15-year-old had a sushi lunch for his birthday so I made a project life card that will be perfect for that day.

Coloring Challenge day one @TheCraftyPickle.com

For this first card I used the Paper Smooches stamp set “Calorie Free” and my Copic markers. I even added a little wink of stella glitter to the ginger and used some glossy accents for the plastic grass. To finish it off I did some doodle lines around the card.

It’s simple and didn’t take me any time at all but it felt great to get into the creative mode.

Will you be joining me in taking Kathy’s 30 day color challenge? If so, please link me your projects in the comments this month, I would love to see what you will be creating!

Happy Crafting!

The Crafty Pickle

Project life with Mona

Happy Friday Crafty Friends!!!

  Today designer, Mona, is sharing her project life pages with us once again. Take a look at her use of TCP Flair within her project life!

Hi guys!

As I said, I will show you my last pages from 2014. This is the last one – week 52.

I’m so sorry, you probably are up to date with your spreads, me too ( almost), but this one had to wait a little to be shown here 🙂

I used Studio Calico cards form Pl kits, some old embellishments from Sc kits and of course flairs from The Crafty Pickle. Take a look how great they are!

Thank you so much for sharing, Mona. As always, LOVE your Project Life pages!
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Happy Crafting!
The Crafty Pickle

Follow that flair!!

Hi Crafty Friends!!!

Today Designer, Kristin, has a cute Disney pocket page idea for us. Take a look!

The Arrows Button flair is a fun addition to your page when you want people to follow the pictures around the page and I also added Vintage Camera flair and  A Disney “Let’s Party!” flair also …
Thanks for looking at my pocket page!!!

SO adorable, Kristin! Thank you so much for sharing!

Happy Crafting!

The Crafty Pickle

Watercolor your Valentine’s Day with Treasa

Happy Monday everyone!

  I hope you had a great weekend! Treasa has some fantastic ideas for you using TCP’s Watercolor hearts flair set. Take a look.

 

Hi there, I can not believe that it’s almost Valentines day. This year is already going by super fast. Today I wanted to share with you all some Valentines Day cards that I made for my Project Life album using watercolors. I was totally inspired these Watercolor hearts flair badges in The Crafty Pickle shop.

So I cut me down some 3×4 blank cards and got out my watercolor pencils and started creating. Here are the cards that I came up with.

I hope that these cards inspire you to pull out your watercolors and create some fabulous cards. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!

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Thank you so much for sharing with us today, Treasa! Your cards are absolutely adorable.

Have a great week & happy crafting!

The Crafty Pickle

HUGE week long INSTA-SALE craft room destash!

Hi Crafty Friends!

Quick post to let you know that starting today all the way though Friday 2/13 I will be posting items for sale on my instagram sale account @PicklePurge. Make sure you follow to see some awesome deals on new or slightly used things. I need to clear out my crafty space in a bad way.

picklepurge on Instagram

At the bottom of the feed you will find all the details you need to know for the sale but I will copy them here as well:

YAY it’s an Instagram SALE!!!! Ok so here are the details. All prices will be without shipping. Shipping will be calculated at the end of the sale and will ship the most economical way possible. If you’re local (Tracy, CA) you can arrange to pick up your item(s) from me. When invoiced you must pay within 24 hours or you forfeit that item to the next person in line. If you purchase a lot of items from my sale you will receive a bonus discount. Sale starts 2/7 and ends 2/13 (friday) at 6pm PST. In order to claim an item you comment with “me and list your PayPal email address) if you are uncomfortable leaving your PP address you pay direct message me the address but still leave a comment on the item with your name and “direct messaging PP”. I will be posting items from ‪#‎studiocalico‬ kits, ‪#‎projectlife‬ 6×6 paper, 12×12 paper, stamps, ink, markers, tools, and lots more ‪#‎scrapbooking‬ and‪#‎papercrafting‬ things. If you have any general sale questions please comment on this photo. Happy Shopping and don’t forget to repost about the sale to win a prize box of goodies!!!!‪#‎cardmaking‬ ‪#‎instasale‬

Yes, you can repost the first photo that is in the Pickle Purge feed notifying your friends of the sale and you can be entered to win a huge box of awesome papercrafting goodies including stamps, embelishments, paper, and more!

Happy Shopping and have a great weekend!

The Crafty Pickle