Friday, August 30, 2013

Thank you!

Hello Gazelle Lovers,

It has been a long time since I posted. A lot has happened since the last time I checked in. Well I have put my announcement off long enough. As of now, I am no longer a DT member for BossKut. Since the members were in different stages in life, it was decided to disassemble the team.

 I would like to thank Mr. & Mrs. BossKut for allowing me to be part of an amazing team and promote an AWESOME machine and images! I also want to thank Ms. Judy, Jamie, and Lori for allowing me to work with them and for their support! It has been a pleasure!

To my followers, I thank each and everyone of you for your comments and outpouring of love! It was because of the comments that kept the momentum going. I pray that I inspired you in some way!

As far as My Gazelle and Me, I will still post projects from time to time. I honestly have not been creating as much as I have in the past. As some of you know, I'm in the process of establishing a custom design business (Krafthead Kreations). It is in the ground works, but so far so good! I would like to share a few of my client's orders.

 Custom Mug
Custom iPhone/iPad Cover
 Glass Cutting Board with Logo

So until next time, SMILE, LOVE AND ENJOY LIFE! Kenya~

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Bombpops and Icecream

Hello Gazelle Lovers,

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.....and Bomb Pops!! Do you remember Bomb Pops? I remember the wonderful taste of cherry, blue berry and lemon bursting in my mouth!  Oh the gooey stickiness of the goodness dripping down my hands on a hot summer day! Talk about childhood memories; right? Then to top it off, a good ice cream cone...did I put you in the mood for a cool treat yet? I know what I will be serving on the 4th LOL!

For today's project, I wanted to have fun and give the girls some creativity freedom! We played with food!  I used the Ice Cream Cone file for the ice cream. For the cone, I used a score board to add the effect to the cone. I also used puffy paint and a red Viva Decor Pen for the cherry. The Ice Cream Cone file comes with cream and a cherry, but I wanted a little more shine, texture and dimension.

The Bomb Pop was made using basic shapes found in the software. I cut each color separately.  Finally, I added glass effects to the popsicle.  The words were cut using True Type Fonts. I added a shadow to them.

I did some splattering on the background.  I also added some Washi Tape ( thanks Mrs. Bosskut) to the background as well.  Again, this is meant to be fun and you can get the kiddos involved for 4th of July decor perhaps.

That's it! Thank you so much and Happy 4th of July!! Remember to stop by for more projects, files and inspiration! Enjoy your summer, Kenya~


Friday, June 21, 2013

Scripture Gift

Hi Gazelle Lovers,

Have you ever held on to something but not really sure why? Or everything you look at you think, hmmm I can alter that? I tell you what, you are a true craftaholic! At my place of Worship, I am the leader of the Audio Ministry. From time to time, we get a bad CD. I used to throw them out in frustration. Then it hit me one day...Kenya, you are getting more material to play with..KEEP 'EM! I have so many ideas that can be done with them. Today, I am sharing one.

For this project, I used the Engraving tool. It is one of the most absolute reasons why the Gazelle is an awesome machine! The Engraving tool can add different effects to projects.

I engraved Joshua 24:15 to the CD. For the design, I used the Cross file. I added a few "scribbles" in the inside of the cross. However, in Funtime, you can fill your design with different types of engraving design elements! Nonetheless, the Gazelle did an amazing job with the engraving. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the machine fed the mat in with the CD as this is the first time attempting this. I was a little afraid, but as usual, the Gazelle can handle it! I punched a hole at the top to put on the rearview mirror, but it can be used as a home decor item! Just place on an easel and admire.

If you want to have more fun with your Gazelle, head over to to purchase the Engraving tool. You may not use it one every project, but it is a must to have in your arsenal! Kenya~



Friday, June 14, 2013

A Father's Love

Hi Gazelle Lovers,

For Father's Day, my girls like to pull all stops for their dad. Each year they try to make his special day even better. They always ask me to make a card for all of them, but they also make him a card individually. When I first saw the Scale, I knew it would make a perfect masculine card!

I cut the top layer of the Scale on the Gazelle. I used Inka Gold Copper to give it a distressed metal look. The sentiment was printed using a laser printer. Sometimes, printing a sentiment is better that a stamp; especially if you don't have a stamp that says exactly what you need it to say.

 I notched the white layer so I could use puffy paint. I like adding puffy paint if instead of brads. It gives it the look without the bulk. That was layered on the same colored cardstock as the Scale. That was layered on a piece of pattern paper. The paper has a distress look too...PERFECT!

I hope you enjoyed this great Father's Day card! Don't forget to stop by for more files, supplies, and inspiration! Kenya~


Friday, June 7, 2013

All the Best

Hi Gazelle Lovers,

Lately, I have been noticing a lot of scrappers who are frustrated because life is hectic and they cannot get projects done. Sometimes simple is the best way to feel like something is accomplished. This year, I have a lot of graduates in my life. Here is a simple graduation card that can be massed produced in minutes. Let the Gazelle do most of the work for you!

I used the Graduation Cap and Diploma files. I did not use the ribbon that comes in the file with the Diploma. I layered it with a scallop from the Butterfly Doily. I made it into a ribbon to show case the cap and diploma. The mat was embossed with a script embossing folder.

That's It! Remember to stop by for more files and inspiration. Kenya~


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Prom Corsage

Hello Gazelle Lovers,

Prom is a true sign that then end of the school year is near. I love to see parents and their children, girls especially, scouring the malls and stores to look for the perfect outfit that signifies one of the most memorable moments in their young lives. I look forward to when my daughters are old enough to attend prom. However, I am not looking forward to the price tag that is going to come along with it! Good thing I have some skill to take a little pain away from my (well hubby's) wallet!

I believe no prom dress is complete without a beautiful corsage! When I saw the new Carnation file (coming soon), I knew instantly it would be perfect! I teamed it up with the Forget Me Nots (roses) and it was a perfect marriage.

I cut all of the layers for the Carnation in yellow. I staggered each layer to give it a more realistic look. Next I wet the layers of cardstock so the flower would not look stiff. Once dried, I glued the layers together. I did the same process with the roses x2. Optional, take the center out of the Forget Me Nots in the software before cutting. I like to do this if I am using hot glue.

Once the flowers were assembled, it was time to put the corsage together. The base is a piece of tulle. I scalloped the edge to give it a finished look. Next I added a blingy spray from my stash. Next I added the Carnation and roses. Once everything was in place, I used elastic ribbon to go around the girl's wrist. I like to use this type of ribbon because it is pretty and it is comfortable.  The girls can dance all night long and be confident their corsage will last!

I hope you enjoyed today's project. Don't forget to stop by for more files and inspiration. Thanks for stopping by, Kenya~


Friday, April 26, 2013


Hello Gazelle lovers,

I was inspired to do something simple and out of the ordinary. I made a picture frame. Since you all know how I feel about Presley's Curls, I wanted to use that file for this!

The base of the frame is made of chipboard. In the software, I added a score line and two cut lines for the easel (so the frame can stand). I used a deep cut blade with a speed of 2, blade depth of 5 multi-cut of 2. These settings cut the chipboard perfectly without the drag marks. On top of the chipboard base, I used black Bazzill cardstock. I wanted something sturdy. I also used Bazzill for the more detailed layer. I also welded the circle that come with the file to the detailed files.

I left a slot open to keep the photo in place. I then added the title to the base. Finally I used tulle, flowers and the key (thank you Mrs. BossKut) that were in my stash to embellish the front of the frame.

That is it! This will make a lovely anniversary or wedding gift! I hope you all enjoyed it! Remember to stop by for more files, supplies and inspiration. Kenya~



Friday, April 19, 2013


Hello Gazelle lovers,

Here is a simple card that can be used for a Mother's Day, wedding or an anniversary. For this card, I used the Lace Border and the Floral Doily. Both files can add a delicate touch to your project.

This is a standard A2 sized card. I welded the Lace Border to the bottom of the card base which was designed in the software. I backed the border with the same pattern paper as the matting. I also used gross grain ribbon the card.

I used the shadow of the Floral Doily for the focal point. I fussy cut the dress from a designer paper by Webster's Pages. I used faux pearls to lightly embellish. I also used a cutout from the designer paper for the sentiment.

On the inside of the card, I used the negative of the doily cut and used distress ink to add a design element to the card. I also used a scrap piece of the pattern paper to bring the decretive element to the inside as well.

I hope you enjoyed today's project. Remember to stop by for files, supplies and inspiration. Kenya~



Saturday, April 13, 2013

Cute Darling Baby

Hello Gazelle Lovers,

Kenya here to share an adorable baby card with you. I don't know about you, but spring equates to baby announcements like no other time of year for me! I know at least four people who are due this summer! I guess I know what I will be doing! This is a 6x6" card which is not a typical size for me. However, babies are special so I had to do something differently.

 For this card, I used the banner, bottle and rattle. I am pleased with how well the detail cut on the Gazelle despite the size. I mean the cuts are approximately 1" so that makes the detailed cuts less than an eighth of an inch! Take it slow and easy. I did a speed of 2 since it was more detailed. Although the speed is slower, I am always amazed at how fast slow is! If you are new to the Gazelle but not electronic cutters, you will know what I mean ;) and you too will not believe your project cut so quickly; even on low!

I do have a small vent and warning. Look twice and stamp once! Ok, I used a set of stamps that I have not used in over a year. I couldn't remember why it has been so long since I used the set until I was in too deep. I had already stamped the C, U and T so when it was time to stamp the E, I realized the rubber had fell off the wood mount. I searched frantically to no avail. I had to make a decision. Either I scrapped the banner idea or I had to get creative. I went with the latter. I searched all of my stamps to find a similar style font. It is not a perfect match. However, I had to do what I had to do! Hey, what can I say? Crafters are just that; CRAFTY!! Remember to check your stamps BEFORE you begin stamping!

To finish embellishing the card, I cut the image from the paper collection. I also added a doily to fill in the card. I also stamped the little foot print and added Glass Effects to give it a button effect without the added bulk.

I hope you enjoyed today's project. Don't forget to stop by for more files, supplies and inspiration. Kenya


Saturday, March 30, 2013

Butterfly Invitation

Hello Gazelle Lovers!

Spring is finally in the air...well somewhat! Although the weather is not fully cooperating, it is not stopping spring party plans and engagements!

Today I am sharing one of the simplest invitations ever! These can be massed produced in no time! If you have been a follower of mine, you know I like to use the library and simple shapes that come FREE with your Gazelle.  

For the card, I welded simple shapes together. I also love butterflies! What a perfect marriage! I used the PopKut Butterfly as the focal point on this card. What I really like is I get a lot of dimension without all of the extra bulk. Not to mention  how well they cut on the Gazelle. The butterfly on the card is less than an inch!

On the inside, I used the second butterfly that comes in the PopKut Butterfly with this design. It is a great way to tie the front of the card with the inside. To finish off the card, I added a few faux pearls.

That is it! I know this was very simple, but I hope you enjoyed today's project! Don't forget to visit BossKut for files, supplies and inspiration! Kenya~


Bo Bunny
CTMH Stamp Set
Recollection Pearls
Musical Flourish Embossing Folder

Friday, March 15, 2013

Easter Bag

Hello Gazelle Lovers,

Easter is at the end of the month. Can you believe it? For me Easter truly marks spring. In light of the holiday and to make it kid friendly, I decided to make a little treat bag.

On this project, I used the Scalloped PK Bag. It comes with a Pop Kut attached to the bag. However, I used a PopKut Flower in a different pattern to place on top.

To embellish the bag, I used the PopKut Grass Border on the bottom. I fussy cut the bunny, flowers and chevron border from a paper collection.  I added a sentiment with a stamp in my stash.
For the inside, I cut some thin strips of scrap paper. I ran them through the corrugator and placed them inside. I cut some of the ends in a diagonal to make them look more like grass.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Remember to stop by for more files, supplies and inspiration! Thanks for stopping by, Kenya~


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day Cracker Box

Hello Gazelle Peeps!

I love making projects with my girls. I also like being the “cool” mom at their school. I got this “title” because for the holidays or class parties, I do some type treat goodie and the kids LOVE them. I found this out because one time, I made the mistake and just sent candy. They were disappointed. I learned the kids really enjoyed receiving them. It has been my pleasure to make them happy ever since! Although this is a prototype, I do not think they will be disappointed with this one!

The cracker box was constructed by intersecting/joining shapes. In FunTime, you can add score lines or you may do that manually as I did. After the box is folded, glue the center where the treat is stored. The ribbon will hold the ends together. The children can loosen the ribbon to access the candy. Decorate as you wish! I chose to use bling, flowers, and the Vintage Hearts 0966 (inside was filled) to embellish mine.  Can you see how small they are and how well they cut on the Gazelle? Very simple project and cute to boot! This is a good project to get the little ones involved too! They can decorate and write personalized messages to their classmates while spending time with mom. It is a win win for everyone!

Thanks for stopping by. Remember to stop by BossKut to purchase files, supplies and tools for your Gazelle. Kenya~


Monday, February 11, 2013

Love You

Hello Gazelle Lovers,

I am excited to share today’s project. I will be very honest; I do not do many Valentine’s Day projects. I may do one or two cards, but this year, I was bitten by the love bug I suppose! Today I am sharing a simple card that can be used for not only Valentine’s Day but for several occasions to include weddings and anniversaries.

For this card, I made a generic Eiffel Tower using some basic shapes. I added some bling to it and popped it up on foam dots. The stamp shape was also used basic shapes. I really like how they turned out! I also used the Double Scalloped Heart 0967 with three squiggles to mock a postage stamp. Isn’t it cute? This was layers on an embossed mat.

For the sentiment, I used the O’Hannah Oval BKD129 Set. I love using this set for sentiments because it cuts so beautifully on the Gazelle! I threaded some ribbon through and added a charm. Finally, I added some Stickles.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Stop by Bosskut for supplies, files and inspiration! Kenya~


Friday, February 8, 2013

U and Me Coupon Book

Hello Gazelle Lovers,

Kenya here to share a cute little coupon book for hubby. The book was made using tags in the FunTime library. Once the tags were put on the virtual mat I sized them to 2.5”x3.75”. I added perforated lines so he can tear them cleanly when he is ready to redeem them.  This is one of my favorite features in FunTime!

I decorated the tags with some pattern papers. I also used the Vintage Heart 0966 on the cover and on the coupons to embellish it. Finally I added the stamps to represent what each coupon was good for. Since this is technically a masculine project, I did not want to go crazy embellishing. However, it is kind of hard not to since it is Valentine’s Day!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! Stop by to check out the new FunTime Software, files and inspiration! Thanks for stopping by, Kenya~


Monday, January 21, 2013

Love Ya!

Hello Gazelle Lovers!

Have you ever had an idea in mind, but you did not have the right embellishment or stamp? That seems to happen to me way too often! In the middle of my crafting, I found I did not have the right stamp for what I wanted to do. Then I had an idea….foam!

Cutting fun foam is not anything new. I have attempted to cut foam before and was never successful with my old cutter. I bit the bullet and wanted to make the attempt again using the Gazelle! SUCCESS!! The Gazelle cut the foam BEAUTIFULLY!!  I cut the foam at a speed of 2 and a force of 6 and it was cut twice. Check out how detailed the Victorian Heart is!! I know how well the Gazelle can cut, but I still found my mouth wide open in awe! I also cut out a solid heart from the FunTime library.

On the backs of my new heart foam stamps, I added a little repositionable adhesive tape on the back and randomly stamped them with Versa Mark ink. I used some embossing powder on the hearts added twine, brad, and a sentiment! That was that!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and that you will try to cut some foam on your Gazelle! Stop by BossKut for files, supplies and inspiration! Kenya~