Friday, April 18, 2014

Stitch Fix: March 2014

Stitch Fix review -- March 2014 -- www.MightyCrafty.me

It's time for another Stitch Fix review -- this one is from March. I actually already have my April fix too! I'm a little behind on these, but that's okay. I'm still LOVING my monthly fixes. It's just so fun to get these boxes. (Note: Stitch Fix offers a referral credit for affiliate links, which I have included in this post. I will receive a $25 credit if you sign-up using my Stitch Fix link. Thank you for your support!)

If you haven't heard of Stitch Fix, it's a monthly subscription box service. You pay a $20 styling fee and fill out a detailed style questionnaire -- then the Stitch Fix stylists pick out five clothing and accessory items to send you. You keep only what you love and send the rest back in their pre-paid shipping envelope. Your $20 styling fee is applied as a credit toward what you keep -- and if you keep all five pieces, you get an additional 25% off the total.

Stitch Fix review -- March 2014 -- www.MightyCrafty.me

Michelle was my stylist this month -- and let me just say, she rocked it. Her note to me said she was focusing on sending independent separates that reflect my styling preferences. And she got me to a T!

First out of the box were these Denna Skinny Jeans by Kut From the Kloth ($78). Skinny jeans and I do not get along. At all. I have wide hips and short legs (super flattering!) and most skinny jeans just weren't made for that kind of body type. But once again, Stitch Fix found the perfect jeans for me. I have literally bought every single pant Stitch Fix has sent me because they have been the best fitting pants/jeans I have ever tried on. Amazing. These Denna Skinny Jeans were no exception. Hands down, my most favorite pair of jeans EVER.

Denna Skinny Jeans -- Stitch Fix review -- March 2014 -- www.MightyCrafty.me

I obviously kept these. :) I love the dark rinse and stitching and length and everything. Just wonderful. Thank you, Michelle!

Next was this Colibri Solid Tab Sleeve Blouse by 41Hawthorn ($48). I loved the bright color and the extra little details on the sleeves and collar. Loved. Kept.

Colibri Solid Tab Sleeve Blouse -- Stitch Fix review -- March 2014 -- www.MightyCrafty.me

Third from the box was this Huebert Space Dye Open Cardigan by Renee C ($58). I live in cardigans over top of tees, so this was a win. Loved the color, loved the hi/lo back/front, loved it all. Kept.

Huebert Space Dye Open Cardigan -- Stitch Fix review -- March 2014 -- www.MightyCrafty.me

Fourth, this Downing Striped Knit Shirt by Pomelo ($44). An awesome basic tee. In the days since getting this fix, I have worn this top more than anything else (except the jeans!). Loved and kept.

Downing Striped Knit Shirt -- Stitch Fix review -- March 2014 -- www.MightyCrafty.me

Finally, this Pop of Color Scarf by Rapti ($38). Super cute pattern and colors. And I love scarves, now that Stitch Fix has shown me how to wear them.

Pop of Color Scarf -- Stitch Fix review -- March 2014 -- www.MightyCrafty.me

If you've been keeping track, you'll know that I was already keeping four pieces from my fix. With my $20 styling fee applied and the 20% discount, that meant this scarf and the striped tee were basically free. If I had just kept the jeans, the fuchsia shirt, and the cardigan, my total with my $20 styling fee taken off would have been $164. By keeping all five pieces, I paid only $184.50. So yes, that means I kept the entire box. :)

This month was another awesome experience with Stitch Fix. I am already anxiously awaiting my next fix! If you are looking to update your wardrobe with fashionable pieces, this is the subscription service you need to try.

Until next time...

Stay crafty (and fashionable!),
Lissa :)


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Home Banner for Kiwi Lane Designs

I couldn't be more excited to share my April feature project for Kiwi Lane! It's a vintage-inspired home banner for our fireplace mantel, inspired by Pinterest. You'll have to head on over to the Kiwi Lane blog today for lots of scrapbooking inspiration and to see this super cute banner using the Now & Then and Record It! Pretty Things collections from My Mind's Eye, plus the Kiwi Lane featured template sets: Wacky and Celebrate. (Keep reading to find out how you can win your very own set!)

Home Banner for Kiwi Lane and My Mind's Eye -- www.MightyCrafty.me

For April, the Kiwi Lane design team got to work with My Mind's Eye. They have gorgeous paper collections that make scrapbooking so easy. Be sure to visit My Mind's Eye on Facebook for even more ideas.

Home Banner for Kiwi Lane and My Mind's Eye -- www.MightyCrafty.me


You'll have to head over to the Kiwi Lane blog to see the full project details with lots more photos...

But before you go, how about a chance to win a set of Kiwi Lane Wacky templates? To enter, just do one of these:
  • Subscribe to my blog (in the left nav) and leave a comment on this post telling me you're all signed up
  • Like my Facebook page and leave me a quick post there telling me you did it
I'll announce the random winner on April 22. Be sure to enter before midnight MST on April 21. (I can only ship to United States -- thank you for your understanding.)

Good luck and stay crafty!
Lissa :)

Sketch N Scrap Sketch Challenge #55

(If you're looking for the Peachy Keen Stamps and Miss Kate Cuttables post, it's just below this one. :) )

It's time for another monthly sketch challenge from Sketch N Scrap -- I love working with these sketches! They always include fun elements to play with on your page.

Each month, Sketch N Scrap offers you three layout sketches and two card sketches to challenge your creativity. And if you link up your creation at their site, you'll be entered to win an awesome prize package -- a different prize each month. So fun!

Here's sketch #55:

Sketch N Scrap sketch challenge #55

And here's the layout I created based on the sketch:

Boys Will Be Boys layout for Sketch N Scrap challenge #55 -- www.MightyCrafty.me

I used a boy-themed Me & My Big Ideas page kit that I have had FOREVER. I think I bought it at Michael's. It is so cute -- the paper designs and embellishments are just adorable. I also used a few new dies I bought recently: this color block cutting plate by Taylored Expressions and these tabs by My Favorite Things.

Boys Will Be Boys layout for Sketch N Scrap challenge #55 -- www.MightyCrafty.me

Boys Will Be Boys layout for Sketch N Scrap challenge #55 -- www.MightyCrafty.me

Boys Will Be Boys layout for Sketch N Scrap challenge #55 -- www.MightyCrafty.me

Boys Will Be Boys layout for Sketch N Scrap challenge #55 -- www.MightyCrafty.me

Be sure to play along with the sketch challenge this month (and every month!) at Sketch N Scrap. Don't forget -- if you link up your creation at Sketch N Scrap, you'll be entered to win a great prize giveaway -- a new prize each month.

Until next time,
Stay crafty!
Lissa :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Miss Kate Cuttables and Peachy Keen Stamps Blog Hop

Peachy Keen Stamps & Miss Kate Cuttables Blog Hop

I'm so excited to be a part of the Peachy Keen Stamp and Miss Kate Cuttables blog hop this week!

Each day, there are new projects posted at the Miss Kate Cuttables and Peachy Keen Stamps blog that you will not want to miss. And there are amazing prizes up for grabs!
  • EACH DAY Miss Kate Cuttables is giving away a free cut file to everyone who comments and follows on the Design Teams' blog hop post. Be sure to comment on THIS post and FOLLOW my blog to claim your prize!
  • For your FREE cut file code, email TheScrapbookingQueen1@gmail.com (after commenting and following my blog -- this will be confirmed before code is sent).
  • GRAND PRIZE by Miss Kate Cuttables is a $25 Gift Certificate to someone who hops with us each day this week by commenting and following each blog on the hop. Don't miss any days in the commenting and following to be sure to be in the drawing for this awesome prize!
  • EACH DAY Peachy Keen Stamps is giving away a $25 gift certificate -- One person will be chosen who has hopped to each blog for that day, left a comment on each blog, and FOLLOWED each blog.
  • GRAND PRIZE by Peachy Keen Stamps is a $75 Gift Certificate to one lucky person who follows the hop each day, comments on each blog post, and follows each blog. Don't miss any days in the commenting and following to be sure to be in the drawing for this awesome prize!
  • Be sure to LIKE Miss Kate Cuttables and Peachy Keen Stamps on Facebook too!
There are so many talented ladies in this blog hop, and I'm honored to be joining them. I had so much fun designing a project with Peachy Keen Stamps and Miss Kate Cuttables combined. I chose these adorable stamps from Peachy Keen Stamps and this cut file set from Miss Kate Cuttables:

Geared Up For Fun cut file from Miss Kate Cuttables

 And here's my layout:

Geared Up For Fun layout for Miss Kate Cuttables and Peachy Keen Stamps -- www.MightyCrafty.me

I love how it turned out! These photos are from when my boys were only two years old (they're 10 now, sob!). The papers are from the Blips and Bleeps collection by TPC Studio. 

For the title, I cut the "Geared" word out of two different papers, layering the lighter gray pattern over top of the darker gray, to create a shadowed word. I didn't do any resizing -- I just offset the lighter word a bit to show the shadow behind. Super easy!

Geared Up For Fun layout for Miss Kate Cuttables and Peachy Keen Stamps -- www.MightyCrafty.me

I stamped the Peachy Keen Stamps robots onto a piece of white paper with light blue dots (also from the same paper collection) and then colored them in with colored pencils. Super easy and cute. I also stamped the Peachy Keen Stamps gears onto circles of the same pattern paper as the die cut gears.

Geared Up For Fun layout for Miss Kate Cuttables and Peachy Keen Stamps -- www.MightyCrafty.me

I used foam dots behind the robots and gears to give them some dimension from the page too. The colors are just so fun -- my favorite kind of page!

Geared Up For Fun layout for Miss Kate Cuttables and Peachy Keen Stamps -- www.MightyCrafty.me

Geared Up For Fun layout for Miss Kate Cuttables and Peachy Keen Stamps -- www.MightyCrafty.me

Oh my gosh -- I just about die from cuteness overload when I see these robots! Love!

Geared Up For Fun layout for Miss Kate Cuttables and Peachy Keen Stamps -- www.MightyCrafty.me

And no one does awesome titles like Miss Kate! I love this one.

So that's my project for today! Be sure to follow and comment on my post here today -- and then head over to the Miss Kate Cuttables blog and the Peachy Keen Stamps blog to see the rest of the blog hop projects. Follow and comment all week to get your free Miss Kate cut files and to be entered to win one of those awesome gift certificates!

Until next time...
Stay crafty!
Lissa :)


Monday, April 14, 2014

Scrapbook Generation's CREATE Magazine April 2014

The April 2014 issue of CREATE magazine is here -- and I'm so thrilled to say that two of my layouts are published in it!

I have loved creating layouts with the sketches from Scrapbook Generation. You can download the April 2014 issue of CREATE magazine here, and you will love all the scrapbooking goodness you'll find there!
And here's a sneak peek at my layouts...




I hope you will download the April 2014 issue of CREATE magazine today and let me know what you think...

Until next time,
Stay crafty!
Lissa :)


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sketch N Scrap's Inspired By Challenge #4

Hello everyone! It's time for another awesome Inspired By sketch from Sketch N Scrap. This sketch is another great one, inspired by an actual layout created by a Sketch N Scrap design team member. Each month, Sketch N Scrap offers three layout sketches and two cards sketches to help you get lots of projects done. And when you link up your creation, you'll be entered to win a great prize drawing too...

Here's this month's Inspired By sketch:

Sketch N Scrap Inspired By Challenge #4

Isn't it fun? I love the placement on this one. Here's what I created based on the sketch:

2Day -- Sketch layout for Sketch N Scrap -- www.MightyCrafty.me

So fun! I used the Max and Lucky Starz collections by Bella Blvd. Both of these lines are amazing with lots of great colors and elements. I used a notebook edge border punch and red chevron washi tape as well, for some extra fun texture.

2Day -- Sketch layout for Sketch N Scrap -- www.MightyCrafty.me

2Day -- Sketch layout for Sketch N Scrap -- www.MightyCrafty.me

2Day -- Sketch layout for Sketch N Scrap -- www.MightyCrafty.me

Be sure to play along with the sketch challenge this month (and every month!) at Sketch N Scrap. Don't forget -- if you link up your creation at Sketch N Scrap, you'll be entered to win a great prize giveaway -- a new prize each month.

Until next time,
Stay crafty!
Lissa :)

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Practical Scrappers April Card Sketch

Hello everyone! There's two new card sketches up at Practical Scrappers for April, and I'm excited to say this is the first time I'm doing this challenge. I have been wanting to try my hand at making more cards, so this was a perfect opportunity.

Here's one of the card sketches for April:

April 2014 card sketch from Practical Scrappers

I used this sketch to create this fun birthday card:

Birthday card for the April 2014 card sketch from Practical Scrappers -- www.MightyCrafty.me

I always need birthday cards -- so this was a great sketch to use. I used a 6x6 paper pad that I got from Archiver's several years ago. I'm not sure who makes it, actually. But it has a bunch of fun summer prints, so this is a great for a birthday card. I also used chipboard banner pieces by Fancy Pants Designs, baker's twine by American Crafts, and a sentiment sticker by Pebbles.

Birthday card for the April 2014 card sketch from Practical Scrappers -- www.MightyCrafty.me

Birthday card for the April 2014 card sketch from Practical Scrappers -- www.MightyCrafty.me

Be sure to head on over to Practical Scrappers for the rest of the card sketch reveal projects -- the design team always does such a great job with their creative projects!

Until next time,
Stay crafty!
Lissa :)


Monday, April 07, 2014

New Card Sketches at Kiwi Lane Designs

I'm super excited that Kiwi Lane Designs has new card sketches up today for their DT Doodles. I love to make cards and I love having new ideas for creating fun and easy cards. And don't forget -- when you link up your own creation of the sketch, you'll be entered to win a great prize drawing.

Here are the sketches:

Kiwi Lane Designs DT Doodle Sketch #6 -- www.MightyCrafty.me

Kiwi Lane Designs DT Doodle Sketch #6 -- www.MightyCrafty.me

So fun! I created a card for each sketch. Here's how they turned out:

Card for Kiwi Lane Designs DT Doodle Sketch #6 -- www.MightyCrafty.me

Card for Kiwi Lane Designs DT Doodle Sketch #6 -- www.MightyCrafty.me

These cards came together so quick and easy. I used the Fun Day collection from My Mind's Eye to create these cards. I also added in the Party Day stamp set from Crate Paper. And I used these Kiwi Lane templates:
  • "You are so sweet" card:
    • Accents 4
    • Aspen Court Mini 1B
    • Tiny Accents 1T
    • Strips 1"
  • "Happy birthday" card:
    • Tiny Bracket 4T
    • Strips 2", 1"
    • Adventure 1

I seriously love making cards with my Kiwi Lane templates. They make it so easy!

Card for Kiwi Lane Designs DT Doodle Sketch #6 -- www.MightyCrafty.me

Card for Kiwi Lane Designs DT Doodle Sketch #6 -- www.MightyCrafty.me

 Head on over to the Kiwi Lane blog for more fun ideas -- until next time...

Stay crafty!
Lissa :)

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