Sunday, November 25, 2012

Its Cyber Monday/Small Business Saturday

I hope you all will enjoy the selection from the eBay and Etsy store - as well as the website. If you order from eBay or Etsy and the online store - email me before placing the order off the website, if ordered on Monday and I will send you a special coupon to use to save on your order and shipping. (

ALSO - if you are also a friend of ours on Facebook and a follower of our blog, email me and tell me and I will send you a free sample with your order.

Crafty 1s Designs website
eBay Store
Etsy Store

Hope to hear from you soon!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Ten little fingers,
ten tiny toes.
The sweetest of smiles,
and a cute little nose.
All these add up to a very special thing -- A BABY!!

The greatest of gifts that life can bring. Welcome to the online Baby Shower Hop for Melissa Duess, owner of KaDoodle Bug Designs. Even though this is Melissa’s 2nd baby girl it’s always nice to celebrate each precious baby. This blog hop will last 2 days so if you can’t hop through all the stops today don’t worry you can hop along tomorrow and still have a chance to win the grand prize.

The grand prize for this blog hop is a $25 Gift Certificate for regular price patterns from KaDoodle Bug Designs:
To be eligible to win the grand prize you must do 3 things:
1. Comment on each blog in the Line Up.
2. Go to the KaDoodle Bug Designs Facebook page and click LIKE and leave a comment:
3. Join the KaDoodle Bug Designs Group page at:

No baby shower is complete with a 'birth announcement' and a bib. I actually did a jungle themed 'birth announcement' for my cousin's baby, Olivia. But I do believe this one is cuter (sorry cuz). This one is made from the Stork and Baby file and I did it in pink of course for the little bundle.

Since I do not have a little one of my own (all mine are teenagers), I had to use the next best thing, my Cabbage Patch Kid, Cierra. She is modeling the baby bib I made using the Bear with Blocks file. I turned the bear into a tear bear, used felt for the outter part of the blocks, and did use paper for the letters. This was all attached to the bib using fabric glue.

The little decorative shoe is just for that, decoration. The shoe was cut with Close to My Heart's new Cricut cartridge, Artise, and the flower was cut with a punch out of Michaels. All card stock used in these projects is also Close to My Heart.

BLOG CANDY: Follow this blog and leave a comment to be in the running for a stamp and sticker out of Crafty 1s Designs store. Furthermore, if you purchase from Crafty 1s Designs store during this blog hop, you will receive a free gift and also a discount on shipping. Just mention you followed this blog and saw it here.

Thanks for stopping by, the next stop on the hop is: Marji

Here’s the line-up in case you get lost along the way.
Corina and Kelly-
Mary -
Erica's Room-
Jessica -
KaDoodle Bug Designs fan page

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

It will be here before you know it...

Platypus Creek Digitals is releasing their Thanksgiving files for this great day....

*Created using Pilgrim Noah and Ella from Platypus Creek Digitals.
*Colored with Copic Markers
Close to My Heart Honey cardstock, *Chocolate Exclusive Inks, Moonlight paper, and last years Thanksgiving stamp.
*Spellbinders die cuts

Took the cardstock and using a secondary stamping technique, made my own background paper. Too cute and easy to do.
Hope you enjoyed and cannot wait to bring you the next sneak peak and display the next great thing from Platypus Creek Digitals.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

The scariest addition yet....

Crafty 1s Designs has now added the scariest line yet.
Happy Halloween!!!!

Check out one of our die cut cuties ready to scare up a good time at your next party or project.

Other scary cuties include ghost, mummy, witch, furry creature and some not so scary trick or treaters will be added - pumpkin and superhero.
Let us know if you would like to see any addition Halloween items. As always, accesssories to the cuties are available for an additional charge.

Also- while you are checking out our new line, check out the new stamps that are in the catalog now too. Here is a sneak peek:

Remember the Stamp-ember sale going on: If you buy something from our eBay store, you are automatically eligible for a discount on shipping on the online store.

ALSO - if you spend $50 or more this month, you will receive a free stamp. Sale ends 9/30/2012. All orders must be at the same time. No refunds or returns. Exclusions may apply and sale can be ended at any time.
Time to go shopping!!!

Friday, September 7, 2012


Platypus Creek Digitals is celebrating Birthdays.....
In my family that would be me, my dad, his brother (August 31); my daughter (Sept 10); and my husband's step mother.

And to celebrate, here is the card using "Alice".

This creation was made using: *Close to My Heart Blush card stock, Clementine B&T paper, blush ink for the edges of the white cardstock and also the "Happy Birthday" - which is also a Close to My Heart Stamp Cricut stamps).
*Spellbinders die cut
*Martha Stewart deep edge punch "daisy lace".


Saturday, September 1, 2012

National Stamping Month

What better way to celebrate than a sale:

Check out our eBay store - lots of great things have been added.

Once you have ordered your item off of eBay - go to our online store and shop and order there too. Mention you have shopped at eBay and get a discount on your shipping.
(Just an example of the great things you can find on eBay from Crafty 1s Designs)

Buy rubber stamps and more there - and have your total be $50 or more. You will save on your shipping again with combined discount shipping.
(Just a sample of what you will find at Crafty 1s Designs)


CLOSE TO MY HEART IS CELEBRATING TOO! September Stamp of the Month - Fall Favorites. Buy $50 or more from Close to My Heart and you will receive that stamp for only $5.00.
In addition, spend $35 or more and get a double stamp set for $5.00. Check out the website for pictures and more details.

(Ideas shown from Close to My Heart using Sept. Stamp of the Month)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Lets Get Spooky!

Platypus Creek Digitals has posted a new challenge!

Lets Get Spooky!

The cuts were done by Platypus Creek Digitals.
The banner was made by Stampin' Up last year.
The card stock and the bags were made with supplies from Close to My Heart.

(Sorry not more detailed - getting ready to hunker down for Storm Isaac)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Newest Cut file

from Platypus Creek Digitals....

Gingerbread man!!

He is made with brown paper from Close to My Heart - as well as red, silver, and green glitter glue from Close to My Heart.

Check out Platypus Creek Digitals website for more great designs and cuts.
Also check out Crafty 1s Designs for more ideas, supplies, and die cuts.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Introducing Josie Witch

You will not want to miss one of Platypus Creek Digitals newest Halloween characters:


She was colored with Copic Markers (YG63, YG67, G05, E13, E15, BV29, E00, C5)
The spider webs are a Martha Stewart punch.
The 'bling' are 'Itty Bittys' from Close to My Heart.

Hope you enjoy and check back soon for more exciting releases from Platypus Creek Digitals.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Its Back to School Time....

Platypus Creek Digitals style:

An Apple for Teacher

For this card, I colored the child in with Copic Markers (E00, E01, B26, B24, E13, Y11, Y13).
I also used Reflections paper (green card stock, white card stock, and "Apples").
I inked the green paper with Encore Champagne colored ink and used Spellbinders for the green and apple paper design. The embossing of the white part of the card is from Sizzix.
If you look close, I used some glitter glue/Stickles on the eyes, buttons, and apple stem which came from Close to My Heart.
Cant wait to show you the next big announcement from Platypus Creek Digitals.....

A sudden change........

Well, there has been a 'sudden change' in my crafty life. Thought I would share. Due to a break down in communication and some differences of opinions, I will no longer be on the Creative Kuts Design Team.

There was one last creation I had made with a Creative Kuts file (Guess who is coming to dinner)

Its not just a turkey, an iris folded turkey, that is an easel card and (although you cant see it in this picture), there is a drawer under the card. So there are four techniques in this card. Wait - you only count three.

1. Iris Fold
2. Easel Card
3. Drawer under the card

Oh forgot to mention, there is a brad on the drawer as a drawer pull. That brad started off as blue, and I changed it through heat emboss to make it green. There is 4!

The paper used for the Iris Fold is the Dotty paper from Close to My Heart. The brad, heat gun, and embossing powder was from them as well. Click on Close to My Heart to go to my website to order your supplies to make this adorable card. Dont know how to make this card? Just ask. I can make a video. Dont know how to Iris Fold? Again, just ask - can do a video on that too. Anything you dont know, just ask. A video posted right here or even on my website is sure to come.
So what happens now????
I am now on the design team for Platypus Creek Digitals. You will love the challenges and the pictures of what is to come from them.............

Monday, August 6, 2012

Creative Kuts DT Cards

Cheryl, head of Creative Kuts, has deemed it fall and thus, all cards are in that 'season'.
So - Got Pumpkins?

This darling of the pumpkin patch is on a Tri Shutter card. She is made from the "Got Kaluha?" file (not sure if its in the store or not- one of Cheryl's speciality files).
The leave in the decor are made from Spellbinders and the pumpkins are just hand made by me.

The next Creative Kuts blog hop will be August 25-26.
ALSO - hoping to participate in Kadoodle Bug's Baby Shower blog hop on September 22-23.

DONT FORGET -Crafty 1s Designs is having a sale on rubber stamps and more. AND NOW CARRIES Close to My Heart Products. Watch out soon for a gallery of items that are going to be featured...................

As always - if you dont see it in the store, just ask.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Close to My Heart

Now carrying Close to My Heart products.

Please go to this link to see the latest that Close to My Heart has to offer.

Dont want to miss out on this....

Great sale going on now at Crafty 1s Designs.
Working on a new digi stamp for you - that I will hopefully get onto Free Digi Stamps and for your enjoyment.

Go check us out now.

Our eBay store is hot this summer - check out the newest items: (The rubber stamps are flying off the shelves)

Coming soon - Close to My Heart merchandise.
Image Hosting at!

Watch on August 6, 2012 for my latest design using Creative Kuts files.
AND for the Creative Kuts Fall blog hop the end of this month........

Friday, July 27, 2012

Crafty 1s Designs is here to assist you in your crafting (scrapbook, card making) projects, as well as decor for a home, party or wedding.

Crafty 1s Designs has just added embellishments (stickers, brads, eyelets, etc), rubber stamps, and inks for your crafting needs.

Please check out our great prices on these must haves: CRAFTY 1s DESIGNS SALE
If you dont see what you need - please contact me at
I cant wait to help you look amazing with your next project.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Well I have been busy today..... First, I tried to make magnet paper dolls - didnt work. As my daughter would say, "Epic Fail!" Then I tried to make the two girls on The Simpsons. Here is what happened with that:

This is Lisa

This is Maggie

Then I worked on the Creative Kuts Blog Hop posts. Cant show you that yet, but I have most of it done and still need to work on the ...... I cant spoil the surprise.... You will have to check it out on July 28-29.

Monday, July 16, 2012

It is July and while it is warm outside - the common theme is "Christmas in July" - thus, Crafty 1s Designs has changed its blog to look a little more Christmas-y. I hoe you enjoy.

When you live in Florida, you either go to the beach, Disney, or fish for fun. Well, if you are like me, you also scrapbook, make digis, make cards, run two businesses (legal document prep and craft biz) and just enjoy life with your children. In the theme of having fun - here is my latest free creation for you: Word Art and a 'cool' sun!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

New at Crafty 1s Designs - I have made my first digi stamp. I hope to get better at it - but here you go:
Pudgy Bear is free for you to download. Hope to have bows and other things for Pudgy Bear.

I also have Pudgy available in an SVG for $2.00.

Please email me if interested.

Check out our eBay store and website for the latest in die cuts.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Here is the latest creation:
Yeppers - Panda Bear!!! Check out our website - for more sale items!!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

The latest cuties for our store:
This cutie is in our store now!
This cutie will be used for cards for Phoenix group "Dine N Swap".

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July. Some great things will be coming for the Summer for Crafty 1s. Keep your eyes on the eBay store and the Etsy store.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

I have been working on my cards for submissions to DT. Been using my Tilda, Spellbinders, Copics, Creative Kuts pp, Martha Stewart and Close to My Heart...... I would love to teach a class soon or even attend a class - looking for one....... Here is a preview:

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Well have now submitted my entry for Creative Kuts Card Design Team....... keep fingers crossed. Here are some of my entries.
The latter I made for a friend's birthday. ALSO - have gotten the fabulous Ms. Febie ready for NASCAR:
Guess who her favorite driver is? Still need to add some bling to sista - but she is stylin'.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

New line added to the store: The Halloween Die Cuts

Now adding the Halloween Die Cuts to the store - I know its early, but its the first in Holiday series. Choices include: Frankenstein Ghost Witch Skelton Furry blob and this cutie: Get yours today. Email me for a picture of your favorite. For Furry blog - pick the color of your fur........... Red Blue Pink Orange Green White Yellow Remember can cut any into 3, 4, or 5 inch.