Friday, December 6, 2013

25 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

Hello Bloggers and welcome to 25 Days of Christmas. We will be posting for 25 days of Christmas all different ideas from Christmas cards, to gifts for kids, crafts for children to enjoy to even an ugly sweater. Come back each day to see what we do! Today is Day 7 of the hop and we are showcasing things you can make as presents!
Start with Dana--

We do a Secret Santa drawing at my work every year.  I like to make most of the gifts I give for this.  We usually write on a list what kind of candy/pop/hobbies etc. we like so it is a little easier for the person to come up with a gift. 

I like to buy candy bars and make fun wrappers for them.  Here is a picture of what I made:

I hand drew his face etc. but you could use a face stamp if you wish. I also added a Santa hat that I got from Hobby Lobby.  
          Thanks for stopping by my blog!  Christina

Here is the line-up for today:


Saturday, November 30, 2013

Gift Giving Ideas Blog Hop by the Krazy Crafting Crew~~ Sunday Dec. 1st

Fair well to 2013 soon it will be 2014.  It is that time of year gifts are being purchased and made, and it is always wonderful to receive a handmade gift, there are so many great things to give.  Some can be expensive some may not.  We all are here to give you ideas for all occasions that you may be giving to another.
I am your host today, Lissa here at So Many Crafts, So Litte Time.  I hope you enjoy our hop we will go out with a bang and bring you new things next year.

This is what Christina has decided to make for your idea gallery...

I am super Krazy about vinyl right now. I love HTV  (heat transfer vinyl), and regular vinyl for projects.
Some gifts I have given are wine bottles,T-shirts, Ornaments & cups with vinyl.  Here are a few things I have made recently as gifts:


Wine bottles are easy to make.
You can use just about any image
you wish.

You can also use the same images
on coffee cups, wine glasses or ornaments.
Just make sure to tell the person you are giving the gift to not to put it in the dish washer.


I love to make T-shirts too.  Here is a shirt I made for a friend for Thanksgiving:

As you can see I have used some of the same images several times for different types of projects.  I love to make homemade gifts. It's not as difficult as you think! I also like to use these gifts for office Secret Santa gifts. I used  my Cameo and some of the designs I got from the Silhouette store, some I have gotten from Facebook groups I'm in, and some I have traced myself. The possibilities are endless!!0 Thanks for stopping by my blog! Now go create something fun!!

Next up is:  Paula ~ Precious Pages by Paula

For today's blog candy Lissa's giving away a $10.00 Gift certificate to anywhere you choose that she can purchase online and send the gift card to you online.  Preferably you will choose Close to My Heart for a Studio J layout but this is the time to give and she likes to give what you like to receive so good luck to every new and old email follower (required to win the certificate) and those who comment on the hop, hope you make an effort on all the blogs.

Here is the line up for your convenience:

Robin Lane ~ Create~a~Latte
Christina ~ Crazy about Scrappin'  ~~~you are here
Paula ~ Precious Pages by Paula  <<<Next 
Robin ~ Scrap n' Chat

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Gift Card Holders Blog Hop ~~ Krazy Crafting Crew November 3rd, 2013

Gift Cards Nov. 3rd, 2013

Well, it's that time of the year for gift gifting... and for many families that begins with the Thanksgiving holiday if you're trying to fit in all the families on both sides and extended ones.. so we've put together a great hop today with plenty of ideas to make those gift cards look like a million bucks! I personally love gift cards... no hassle in returns, wrong sizes, etc. and with the ability to buy cards for even Visa and/or MasterCard, how could your gift even be considered to be re-gifted!

They will surely find something they want or need..

For hopping today, we have a gift for some lucky person. A 17.95 value Close To My Heart Merry and Bright Holiday Stamp set. You'll have a great little set to make your Holiday cards, gift tags, or other d├ęcor. A winner will be chosen by Nov. 6th so I can get this in the mail and off to the winner in plenty of time!.
How to win? Comment on each blog and show our creative team some love please! If you're not a follower, you might want to be... this group does a hop every first Sunday so you won't want to miss what's in store! Be sure to leave a way to contact you as well!

Now let's get hopping! If you haven't already, starting at Janet's Creative World is where it all begins and those awesome stamps are up for grabs!
Here is a picture of my project:

I created this gift card holder using my Silhouette Cameo and the Bow gift card Book mark (from the silhouette store).  This design is so cute!! I love that it can be used as a book mark too!  I used double sided paper from Imaginisce papers, stardust stickles, sticky tile, and snowflake brad.  
Thank you for stopping by my blog!!

I've posted the line-up in case you get lost... Happy Holidays!

Thanks for hopping with us today

Winner Winner!! Blog candy from my Fall Blog Hop

And the winner of the blog candy is.........................Meredith!!

Meredith if you could please email me at: so I can send out the blog candy to you. Thank you so much for hopping with us!!


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Blog Hop



                Welcome to the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Blog Hop 

Dia de los Muertos is a holiday for remembering and honoring those who have  passed.  It is a festive, joyous time of celebration.  Day of the Dead is  Mexico's most important holiday.

Our blog hop will be centered around Sugar skulls. Sugar skulls are by far the most popular symbol of  Mexico's most famous holiday,  Dia de los Muertos. 
To learn more about this Holiday visit:
Connie Can Crop is the first stop on this Festive Blog Hop.
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of my fabulous crafty friends who are here sharing their ideas and creations.  

We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!

Designs on Cloud 9 is giving away a $10 gift certificate to one lucky winner!!

You can shop their store here.
And even like them on facebook for more fun.

  So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a  comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. 

Then come back to Connie Can Crop and post that you followed the rules.

 You will have until 12:00 am Sunday to finish the  hop and leave your comments. Winner will be announced on Wednesday Winners at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment  along the way!

I chose a skull from the Silhouette store and cut it out with my silhouette cameo.  I haven't made one before but was excited to try! I used some textured cardstock, inks, my I-Rock and jewels.  I have quite a few flowers and thought adding one looked pretty good.  I haven't decided if I am going to use it for a card or in my smash book.  Thanks for stopping by our hop!  ~~Christina
I am the last one on the Hop list.  If you are just joining us please start at Connie's blog:

Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Fall Blog Hop Oct.26th

It's that time of year again!!  The leaves are falling, the weather is turning colder, and I can smell the pumpkin spice cappuccino brewing!  Fall is here!! I love this time of year!!

Fall is the theme for our blog hop today!! Anything goes! What makes fall fun for you and your family??  Is it the cooler days? Is it  a trip to the pumpkin patch?  Is it going to a Haunted House or on a hayrack ride? Do you love Halloween?

Hop along with us and see the things we like about fall and some of our fall projects.  Hope you get some fun ideas along the way.

Please leave us a little blog love along the way for a chance to win some blog candy.  Here is what you could win:

Wow we have had such a busy week at out house! It was my Birthday, and our Anniversary, plus we had parent teacher conferences.  Fall is a very busy time of year for us!  I love it!!

My most recent projects have been wine bottles.  I have really enjoyed making them!  The first two are ones I have made for either Birthday or wedding presents.
I used my Silhouette cameo to cut out the vinyl.  I used mini lights and ribbon on the inside of the bottles.

The next bottles I made for Halloween:

I created the witch face by tracing a coloring page and cut it out with vinyl. I painted the top of the bottle with black Krylon fusion spray paint.  I created the brim of the hat out of paper and hot glued it to the bottle. I added purple mini lights to one of the bottles and orange mini lights to the other one.  I also added ribbon wrapped around the lights and put them inside the bottles.  I used spider webbing and mini spiders to add a little extra to it.

                                              Thanks for stopping by my blog!

 Just in case you missed the start:
Here is the complete list of blogs:

1.  Christina Bartels Capps:    ~~you are here~~
2.  Janet Royer:     ~~next stop~~


Saturday, September 21, 2013

End of Summer Highlights!!

I can't believe it is the end of summer!! Sunday is the first day of fall! I love fall! I am very excited for it!

It has been awhile since I have posted! Summer has been very busy at our house! How about yours?
I have been crafting a lot this summer! Here are just a few of my summer projects(I will post more of my projects another day):

I was on a roll with Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV).  I created some back to school shirts for my son and nephew.
We saw a few movies this summer. My son's favorite was Despicable Me 2!  We loved the Minions! So I created a Minion shirt for him.  For my nephew I created a Monster's University shirt.  I bought some printable vinyl and T-Shirts from Hobby Lobby.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to print and cut the design.  I used my Heat Press (which I love!!) to press the designs on the shirt. Here is a picture:

I also have been loving making decorated wine bottles.  I made this one for a friend at work.  Her son is getting married next month.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the letters out of gold and teal vinyl.  I used battery operated lights, and ribbon to decorate the inside.  Here is a picture of it:

I also had a baby shower this summer and I created a couple of onsies for the new baby.  Using HTV, my cameo, and heat press. I created the No Label BBQ (the dad (to be) does BBQ competitions and needed a shirt design.) and the deer.  Here is the finished creations:

I hope you enjoyed my projects today! Thank you for stopping by! I hope you check back as I will try to keep my blog updated at least once a month with the projects that I have been working on. Have a great weekend!                                         ~~~Christina~~~

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Our Kreative Karma Blog Hop Day 2!!

Welcome to Our Kreative Karma Blog Hop!
We are celebrating Summer, Graduations, Vacations, Reunions, Out of School fun!! How do you celebrate? We hope our projects will give you some inspiration! And we're offering some prizes along the way!!
Our sponsor this month is
Janet is a Close To My Heart Dealer and she's put together this great prize package for our Grand Prize winner! How do you win? Comment on every Blog in our hop! Be a follower of all blogs in the hop, if you aren't already! There are some pretty crafty hoppers here, and you don't want to miss out on their awesome projects. Be sure to follow and comment on Our Kreative Karma's blog as well. We all rotate posting on that blog and you never know when we'll do something that just might surprise you! It'll always be a friendly spot! Now for that grand prize photo! 

Awesome huh? Over $50.00 in creative Summer fun for you to document those fun summer activities you love!
This hop takes place over two days! So plenty of time to visit all the blogs, and there's not too many each day that you have to be rushed! So grab a cold drink and hop to our fun ideas for the summertime!

Start here on both days:

Day 1 

Stop back by the Karma blog and tell us what you thought of today's projects! Any faves?? 
 Tess Hilton-
 Jessica Douglas Wilson-

Stop back by the Karma blog and tell us what you thought of today's projects! Any faves?? 

A winner will be drawn on Monday! So to be eligible-make sure you've visited every blog and left a comment and be a follower of Our Kreative Karma blog as well as our hop stops this weekend! Thank you and be sure to leave a way to contact you if you win! Follow the individual blogs rules for any blog candy they offer please! We appreciate your spending some time with us this weekend! Hope to see you back soon!

 I am so very excited! Summer for us this year is a new baby in the family!!
My brother and his wife have a new addition to their family.  A baby Girl!  She was born last Sunday!  They did not find out the sex of the baby until she was born... So I had to make my present after she was born. I bought the onsies while my sister in law was pregnant and tried to get colors that could be used for either sex.  I have a new heat press and I love it so much!  Most of my projects lately have been t-shirt related!   Today's project is also along those lines.

                        I created some onsies for my sweet niece. 

My brother and sister in law live in Husker territory so I had to make a football related design. (this pattern I had gotten off of one of my fb groups I did not invent it I just used the pattern.) I love how it turned out!

The next one I made was a design off of the Silhouette website.  It is the cutest little bear! I did hand cut her bow and smile because I thought it needed a girly touch to it.

The last design I had also gotten from one of my fb groups.  I think this one is my favorite.  The necklace with her initial.  I think this design is so pretty!!

                                 Here is a picture of all three designs:


Thank you so much for visiting my site!! Please don't forget to visit all the links to be entered in the drawing!   

                  Hope you have a fun filled summer!!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Our Kreative Karma Blog Post Tuesday April 23rd

Our Kreative Karma

Hello everyone! I feel a weight has lifted! We made it through PROM!---

My Daughter had Prom over the weekend, and she had a great time. I am so relieved that we made it through it! I felt a little stressed! Finding the right dress, shoes, & accessories. Making sure the hair was perfect! It all turned out in the end!

It is a sure sign that spring is here when it is Prom season. (even if the weather doesn't cooperate!)

Then summer is right around the corner!!

For my project today I made this cute purse which hold tic tacs. They are such a cute gift!

I used a pattern that I had gotten from Creative Kuts:   

Please visit the Kreative Karma blog to see other fantastic projects by our very creative team!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!  Here are the pictures of the tic tac purse.  Have a great day!

 Hope if it was Prom weekend for you that everything went smoothly! 



Sunday, April 14, 2013

Monday April 14th Posting for Our Kreative Karma Blog

Our Kreative Karma

Happy Monday to everyone! I cannot believe how fast the weekend went! My oldest son is in culinary school and over the weekend he had a Gourmet Dinner event. It was fantastic!! Soon the kids will be out of school! My youngest is getting spring fever! Wanting to ride his bike outside and to color with sidewalk chalk.

I have been in a little creative slump! I think I too have spring fever and just want to get outside! I cannot seem to concentrate on my crafting!

For today's post I am going to share something I made awhile ago. I have such a difficult time making manly crafts! I had a co-worker request some decorative envelopes for gifts. One of which was for her son, the other two were for her daughters. Now while I had no problem creating the ones for the girls I found the one for the son a little more of a challenge. I asked her what each child (these were for grown children) interests were and went from there.

I used my cameo to find the designs that I liked then imported them the the Silhouette Studio and traced them and added my cut lines. On the manly one and the Eiffel Tower I used the cracked glass and let it dry. I used washi tape and ink on the star one.

                         Here is the (what I call) gift-a-lope I made for her son:

                                            Here are the gift-a-lope's that I made for her girls:

                      I hope you will visit Our Kreative Karma blog to see other great projects!
Hope you liked my projects today!! ~~Christina~~

Monday, April 8, 2013

Sunshine, Smiles, & Summer Posting for Our Kreative Karma

Our Kreative Karma

Our theme this month for Our Kreative Karma is Sunshine, Smiles, & Summer!

I am so ready for some nice weather! I can't wait to get out into my flower beds and get them cleaned up!

I am really excited about today's post. I have been on a kick to use HTV (heat transfer vinyl). I have made quite a few shirts.

I made this one for my son who is in love with snails right now. I saved a coloring page to my computer then opened it up in my Silhouette program. Enlarged it, added cut lines and cut my vinyl. It was so easy! I used my heat press to adhere it to the shirt. He loved it!

I am going to try layering different colors next! Here is a picture of my project:

Thanks for stopping by!!                     ~~~Christina~~~ 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Our Kreative Karma---Saturday March 23rd

Our Kreative Karma

Hi everyone!  I know it has been awhile since I have posted! Lots of things happening at our house and I have had to take a little break.. I'm hoping to get back on track in the next couple of months!

Today I am posting for Our Kreative Karma.  We have such a wonderful group!  No stress, lots of fun!

The Easter Bunny has been working on some projects for next weekend.  I can hardly believe the Easter is next Sunday!!

I started with some large Easter Eggs that I purchased from Target.  I then used my cameo to design the kids' names and the polka dots that I cut out of vinyl.  Here is an example of one of the eggs that was made:

These were so fun to make.  I think that even the teenagers will like them!  Thank you for
stopping by my blog!  Hope you have a great day!!


Friday, February 22, 2013

Our Kreative Karma Design Team Blog Post Feb.23rd

Our Kreative Karma

Hello everyone!  I know it has been awhile since I have posted anything.  I have had a lot happening in my life.  I had a death of a family member. I was admitted to the hospital 2 weeks ago and had to have surgery.  I am on the mend and trying to get back into the swing of things!

Today's post is about LOVE.  Well I LOVE all my friends and family! I love to make gifts for the people in my life. So I created this gift for one of my friends whom I love for her Birthday!

I bought reusable soap dispensers from Target.  I then cut various butterfly shapes from vinyl and my Cricut. I used this snow like 3-D stuff to create the clouds. I also made a tag for her gift.

Thanks for stopping by! I promise to have more postings soon!  Here is a picture of the gift:

I hope you come back to our blog and see all the great projects the team members have made through out the month!