Friday, September 23, 2011

Lucky Girl Crafts is closing...

Dear fans and friends of Lucky Girl Crafts,

I write you today with a very heavy heart. Nearly 18 months after first deciding to take a leap of faith, I have decided to close Lucky Girl Crafts. Our tough economic times and saturated market have proven too much for my little company to conquer.

Over the past year and half, I have been so blessed by Lucky Girl fans and friends who have made their way into my life. I tried to bring a kit club to the scene that provided inspiration to beginners and experienced crafters, and due to the help of an amazing design team, I feel like I met that purpose. I wanted to provide a kit that had a wide variety of beautiful items for every crafter, and I feel like that was also accomplished.

I hope that you continue to join us throughout the month for more inspiration from Natalie, as well as a quick posting of my favorite Lucky Girl projects from you, our fans, from the past year.

I hope that you've enjoyed the ride as much as I have. I have been so humbled by your responses to the kits and by the friends that I've made. Thank you for staying with us. Thank you for being there. Thank you for being you.

I have quite a bit of stock on hand that needs to go - much of it has already been marked down 25-35% off. My loss is your gain, however. Head on over to the store and you'll receive an EXTRA 25% off any purchase (making your total savings 50-65% off!!!) by using code LUCKYME at check out.

For those with prepaid subscriptions, please watch your emails for details.

Thank you all for such a wonderful time.

Many blessings and happy wishes for you and yours.

Much love,
Jessica Stott
owner, Lucky Girl Crafts

Friday, September 9, 2011

Honor & Memory Blog Hop

Lucky Girl Crafts "Honor & Memory" Blog Hop
Friday, Sept. 9 starting at 12 a.m. MST through Sunday, Sept. 11 at 11:59 p.m.

As crafters, we have the ability to express our emotions through our art. As scrapbookers, our words flow onto the page to tell our story, or in this case, our perspective of a story or event, to future generations.

This weekend, the Lucky Girls have dedicated their projects to those who we want to honor, those whose lives have touched us and we want to remember, or a favorite memory we have of a special person.

If you're just joining us, head on over to the Lucky Girl Crafts store blog to check out everybody's interpretation of the challenge.

Otherwise, I'll leave you with my project:

Angi is up next for the blog hop

Thank you for joining us this weekend. You are loved.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Denim Delight (Crate Paper Color Challenge!)

Hi lovelies! In my search for crafty inspiration, I often find myself on the Crate Paper blog. They just announced their August Crate Color Challenge, and luckily the colors matched the Crate I have on hand - their Toy Box collection that I have left over from my April Lucky Girl Crafts kit, A Boy & His Toys. Woohoo! I love when things get serendipitous!

The color palette this month is: Sand - Khaki - and Denim Blue


Even though this color palette makes me think more of boys, I decided to take a girly approach to the challenge.

You're allowed to use any color of Denim, so I ink distressed the Build blue pattern to make it darker - like well worn jeans. I added a strip of ruffled & scalloped Playdate paper, and elements from the Toy Box Accent Cuts.

Being a short girl, I also had some extra denim fabric from the cuff of my very own jeans that I made into a sweet shabby chic flower element. The center of the flower is a chipboard checkers piece that I epoxied and added a few pearls and glitter to. I adore how it turned out!
A few vintage-looking brads from American Crafts, CTMH and Making Memories, along with a mulberry Petaloo flower add delicate detailing to a masculine color scheme.

I also added some of the coordinating chipboard and stickers (and a bit of CTMH Liquid Glass epoxy accent) to finish it off. I made the metal charm using scraps from the Build and Accent Cuts papers, layered in to a K&Co. charm from last November's LGC kit.

The final product was laid out on a Core'dinations Core Essentials - Cream of Wheat dry embossed paper that was dry brushed with a pearly acrylic paint.

If you're looking for the Practical Scrappers Anniversary Blog Hop, please check out this link here. Thanks so much for stopping by!